TOP•5 ; Cities (in the U.S.)​

*NOTE* I HAVE NOT TRAVELED ENOUGH TO DO TOP•5 ; CITIES (IN THE WORLD) CAUSE I’M BROKE. (HOPEFULLY) I’LL MAKE A TOP•5 ; CITIES (IN THE WORLD) BUT SIS NEEDS A PAYING JOB BEFORE THAT HAPPENS!! *NOTE*

So maybe some of you want to travel around or to the United States, and, your girl (being the awesome person she is) is here to help 😉

#5 ; Charleston 📍

So not only is Charleston culturally and historically rich, but it’s beautiful 🖤

One of the things I love about Charleston is the architecture.

Home have porches that wrap around them, there are varieties of colors, chandeliers hanging between porches, cobblestone streets, and grand churches.

The city market has lots of cultural and historical influence, and is honestly so cool!

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It such a beautiful city; it’s on the water and it’s got stories to tell. 

#4 ; New York City📍

Not to be a traitor to everyone who thinks NYC is the ish, but I’m not that big of a fan…

DON’T GET ME WRONG!!

The skyline is INDESCRIBABLE!!

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And the city itself is upbeat and modern.

I had a lot of fun wandering around the city that never sleeps, especially at night.

When the city is awake and colorful in late hours it most beautiful. 

And the shopping is fun, and you can eat a BUNCH of diverse restaurants from Little Italy, Chinatown, 5 Star restaurants, and killer coffee shops and then walk it off. 

I just don’t think it’s all that…

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I’m not saying NYC isn’t incredible, because it is; I’m honestly just more interested in other cities. 

Believe me: I was disappointed that I wasn’t a huge fan because I had been waiting for so long to go :/

That being said, I would LOVE to go back to the Big Apple!

#3 ; Orlando📍

The city that’s always expanding.

(I don’t think it’s actually called that, but whenever I go, it seems like something new is being built every time!!)

Not to jump on the bandwagon, but one of the reasons I love Orlando is because of Disney and Universal cities. 

Oh sue me!

You know you love Disney…

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But the main reason I love Orlando is that I get to see my aunties 🖤

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#2 ; San Diego📍

Not to be bias (but also to be 110% bias 😉 )…

Like I said in my first post, I was born in raised in California, so obviously it’s going to be at the top of this list!

It honestly just such a fun and beautiful place to be :))

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San Diego has it all; sports, animals, beaches, sunshine, and food.

I’m not sure what else you need in life!

Although I never lived in San Diego (my parents did though!!), I still think it’s one of my favorite places in California. 

I don’t know what else to say about it.

If you’ve ever been, you know how awesome and indescribable it is 🖤

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#1 ; San Fransisco 📍

Haha okay, so I was raised here, so I’m going to be 7000x more biased that I should be, but I don’t really care 😛

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Between the beautiful bridges, Ghiradehli Square, and the trolley cars, San Fran is easily the most diverse and beautiful city on this list.

There’s history. There’s culture. There’s beauty. There are modern traits.

It’s honestly everything I look for in a city

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And…

It’s home 🖤

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TOP•5 ; Pie Flavors (/ Pie Rating??)

In honor of Pi Day, I thought I would do my TOP•5 ; Pie Flavors that’s also kind of like a pie rating? So yeah :))

(Also free recipes so YAY!!)

#5 ; Cherry Pie

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Okay so I love cherries, but I don’t really like them in pie?
Just kind of underwhelmed but overwhelmed at the same time?

Like it’s very sweet, but too sweet.

I’m more of a fan of the crust than any other part of the pie… :/
I’d rate 5.5/10 wouldn’t necessarily recommend.

#4 ; Apple Pie

(Maybe I just don’t like fruit pies???)

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Good ol’ American apple pie…

Not to betray America or anything, but I’m actually not a huge fan of apple pie… 

I know, I’m sorry!!

It’s crunchy and sweet and fruity and cinnamony, but it just doesn’t do it for me.

I love MAKING apple pie, so definitely 7/10 would recommend. 

#3 ; Key Lime/Chocolate Chess Pie


Okay so for key lime pie I LOVE the crust, I just am really picky when it comes to the filling.

It can be a little tart, so it has to be balanced with sweetness.

I can only eat it in small amounts.

Also, when it’s dyed minty green, it really grosses me out.

Overall, solid 8/10.

As for the chocolate chess, I really like it, but again, I can only eat it in small quantities.

It’s very thick and chocolatey so I can’t sit down and devour a whole pie. 

Solid 8/10 as well.

#2 ; Pumpkin Pie

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Not to be 110% basic, but I love pumpkin pie, especially during Thanksgiving.

I like how it’s fall-y and really sweet at the same time.

Also, isn’t pumpkin a vegetable.

Boom: healthiness.

(how to be healthy by izzy: lie to yourself about

unhealthy foods to justify gorging yourself)

But in all seriousness, I really do love it.

9/10.

#1 ; Pecan Pie

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Yeah, so I’m kind of a slut for pecan pie…

Like, don’t leave me alone in a room with it because it’ll be gone!

Pecan pie is easily the most delicious pie in the ENTIRE world 🖤

It’s sweet, it’s crunchy, it’s got a nice crust.

Literally the most beautiful creation on this ENTIRE planet, and that’s simply just the tea sis!

11/10 would definitely recommend.

TOP•5 ; Things SKAM has Taught Me

Yes, I’m back to talking about my favorite show EVER :))

#5 : Your Opinions Matter More Than Others

Throughout Season 1, Eva struggles to fit in after she stole her ex-best friend Ingrid’s boyfriend Jonas.

She’s become shy and insecure and goes along with the current when she was born to start her own school and swim with the people she loves most.

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While Eva is not my favorite character, I do believe that her message of valuing your own opinion more than others is SO IMPORTANT!!

Thank you SKAM for bringing this to light, because I can’t stress ENOUGH how important it is to have your own opinions and act according to your own beliefs than just blindly following people.

And what’s so great about the way SKAM relays this message is that they show how hard it can be to stand up for your own opinions.

Eva fights SO HARD and hits SO MANY bumps in the road just trying to find out who she is, what she stands for, and what she believes in, which accurately demonstrates how hard the journey can be, but how it is so worth the risks.

#2 : Be Yourself (Even if it is Scary)

THIS 👏 IS 👏 SO 👏 IMPORTANT!!!

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In Season 2, Noora, the ultimate badass who I aspire to be, is introduced and gives us a taste of what it’s like to be confident in yourself and how to love and respect yourself unconditionally.

In Season 3, Isak (aka my precious child who I will protect at all costs) is struggling with his sexuality and is afraid of what others may think about him.

He is the polar opposite of Noora; unsure of who he is, afraid, and not confident in the slightest.

While we follow Isak on his journey, he asks his roommate, Eskild, for advice on how to come out and embrace being gay.

However, Isak is less than empathetic, and not only offends Eskild, but many members of the Pride Movement.

Eskild’s response says it all.

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It can be scary to be yourself, but it’s better than pretending to be someone you’re not

TELL ME that’s not powerful!!

Throughout the series, each character is faced with something that testifies who they are, and in each season, the main characters grow and learn to love themselves for who they are deep down.

#3 : You are Never Alone

In each of the four seasons of beauty created by Julie Andem, Isak, Noora, Eva, and Sana are faced with incredibly hard challenges that test them in so many different ways.

However, they pull through because they are not alone.

No one is ever truly alone, even if you think you are.

People need people and because we are all connected, no one gets left behind.

Sometimes things get hard, but SKAM teaches us that we are never alone, and that our friends, family, and loved one will ALWAYS be there for us 🖤

It’s not weird that people give up. That they stop believing in the good. But thank you so much for not giving up. Because even though it sometimes feels like it, no one’s ever alone. Each and every one of us is a part of the big chaos. (Jonas, Season 4)

#2 : Be Kind, Always

Going back to my precious, savage, feminist baby Noora…

Being kind to those who are cruel, to those who are sick, to those who you don’t know is SO IMPORTANT.

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A HUGE of this show is about learning to be kind to those who are fighting battles you don’t even know about, so choosing to be kind instead of reflecting someone else’s behavior is the most important thing you can do.

In Season 2, not only is Noora’s boyfriend, William, fighting with his brother Niko, who has been struggling since before their younger sister died in a car accident Niko caused but Noora is also struggling.

But do either of these characters know anything about one another’s issues?

NO.

But they choose kindness. And love.

In fact, every character in SKAM is faced with a situation where they can either choose kindness, or they could choose anger, bitterness, and hate.

And each one of them chooses kindness.

Sometimes you will come across a person who seems like they’re hateful or a bad person, but you will NEVER know what someone else is struggling to get through, so be kind and loving.

Being kind to everyone will make you a happier and better person.

And you’ll positively affect those you know, those you love, and those who need more happiness in their lives.

#1 : Love Conquers All

Fear spreads, but… fortunately love does too 🖤

Y’all this quote makes me so emotional because yes, fear spreads, but people don’t recognize that love spreads EQUALLY as fast.

Yes, there’s some bad in the world, but there is also SO much good 🖤

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This show has SUCH a beautiful underlying message…

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LOVE CONQUERS ALL

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And I feel like in today’s day and age, that’s so hard to find not only in the media, but in the world itself.

And that’s why SKAM is not only such an awesome show to follow, but also why it is so beautiful and important for people to watch; we all need to learn how to spread love instead of fear and hatred.

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So these TOP•5 ; Things SKAM has Taught Me are just a few reasons why SKAM is SUCH as incredible and powerful show.

If you want to watch SKAM, but you don’t live in Norway, you can find the original show with English subtitles by clicking on the blue text, or you can watch any of the remakes simply by clicking here. 

Sadly, I haven’t had much time to watch any of the remakes other than SKAM Italia and bits of SKAM France, so if you’ve watched any of the remakes and loved them, comment and tell me :))

TOP•5 ; Valentine’s Day Facts

The day of love is upon us, and the only Valentine I have is an 800-pound horse named Jimmy Choo who can’t come fit through my front door!! I still love this to the moon and back though 🖤

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However, some people HATE spending Valentine’s Day alone!

Whether they think it makes them unlovable or weird or lame, it STINKS to be alone on a day that symbolizes love and compassion.

BUT!

I’m here to tell YOU some mind-blowing Valentine’s Day facts that might just raise your spirits!!

So without further ado, I give you my TOP•5 ; Valentine’s Day Facts!!

#5 ; Ystävänpäivä

Friends Day > Valentine’s Day

Who needs a lover when you’ve got your friends??

In Finland, instead of showing love to that special someone, you give things like gifts and cards to your friends to show them how much you love them 🖤

There are no heart-shaped truffles, only small tokens of appreciations like flowers or small, meaningful artifacts given to those who love and support you!

Isn’t that sweet?

I’d rather spend a day about love with my best friends, watching movies and just spending time together, reflecting on how much they mean to me 🙂

#4 ; Jewelry < Waste

You know those super cute necklaces or lovey-dovey bracelets that every girl longs for on Valentine’s Day?

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Yeah, that one?

Well, did you know that more than 34 metric tons of waste are produced by these pieces of gold jewelry?

The “No Dirty Gold” campaign targets gold sales. Gold mining is one of the dirtiest industries in the world, and more than 80% of mined gold is used to create different types of jewelry, such as the necklace above.

Because Valentine’s Day is the #1 holiday for gold jewelry sales in the United States, it’s the perfect time for “No Dirty Gold” campaigners to boycott and educate people on the gold industry.

“Gold loses its luster when it is produced at the expense of healthy communities, clean water and human rights.”

So don’t tarnish your love with dirty gold this Valentine’s Day!

#3 ; 9,000 Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide

On the same note of love destroying our environment…

The traditional red rose, a sign of love dating back to ancient Rome, has a worse environmental impact than any other crop. 

“For European lovers, a 2007 study by Cranfield University in England found that 12,000 Kenyan roses resulted in 13,200 pounds (6,000 kilograms) of CO2, while the equivalent number grown in a Dutch hothouse emitted 77,150 pounds (35,000 kilograms) of CO2.”

In addition to emitting TONS of carbon dioxide, the pesticides used to keep the roses beautiful are harmful to other plant species and animals, such as bees, birds, and bugs.

“Roses may be red, but they’re definitely not green according to research from Scientific American.”

#2 ; Cupid

Although he’s the son of Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty, I think there’s nothing romantic about a naked man shooting arrows at people to make them fall in love!

Cupid is kind of weird man!

Cupid’s name is derived from the Roman word “cupido”, which means desire. Son of Hermes and Venus, he is the messenger of love.

But mythology shows that society’s beloved angel wasn’t always so well behaved…

Until he fell for a human named Psyche, he used to shoot people who weren’t compatible with arrows to watch them fall in love with one another just for his own entertainment.

While many people argue that Cupid is supposed to be a sign of love, I’ve always been a bit skeptical.

Most of what he did, as described by Roman mythology, was for his own pleasure and entertainment, and he was kind of a crazy person.

Winged Cupid, rash and hardy, who by his evil manners, contemning all public justice and law, armed with fire and arrows, running up and down in the nights from house to house, and corrupting lawful marriages of every person, doth nothing but evil.”

While this is just my opinion, there is plenty of evidence to support my claim, although I’ll let you decide for yourself if you believe in the fat-angel-baby known as Cupid.

#1 ; The Origins of Valentine’s Day

Nothing says I love you more than sacrificing animals, beating women with whips, and being executed.

Yes, I’m still talking about Valentine’s Day. 

The ancient Romans, who were known for wild and different ways, could be responsible for the naming of this holiday.

Not only did Emporer Claudius II have two men named Valentine executed on February 14 in the span of a few years, but one of these men, Bishop Valentine, was illegally marrying couples during wartime.

Enraged by his refusal to obey the law, Valentine was executed.

However, before he was executed, the bishop wrote a letter to the jailor’s daughter, signing it “from your Valentine.”

“Claudius {the Cruel} believed that Roman men were unwilling to join the army because of their strong attachment to their wives and families. To get rid of the problem, Claudius banned all marriages and engagements in Rome. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret.”

So yeah.

The holiday of love started with a cruel emperor banning marriage and ended with a guy doing illegal transaction being executed by the government. 

Sounds like true love to me!

TOP•5 : Ways to Stay De-Stressed

This goes out to all my teenagers and procrastinators 😉

If you’re someone who likes to procrastinate (can’t relate, it stresses me out WAY too much to the point of emotional break-down… ) or some who is lowkey SO STRESSED out by work or school that sunlight hurts, then this is for you!

So like I said, I literally CAN’T procrastinate, but I know a lot of people who do, and I know from personal experience that these methods (which are my personal favorites) actually help because, um, I’m not stressed out? And I do these things? So like scientifically proven?

#5 : Being Comfy While Working

Okay, so like apparently studies show you’re NOT supposed to study or do work on your bed or a couch or ANYWHERE comfy because it distracts you and makes you feel sleepy or lazy, but like, being comfy is WAY less distracting because you’re not switching to a “comfy position” every two seconds…

Um, don’t @ me science.

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Like, if you KNOW that you’re not going to be able to study because you’re going to fall asleep on your bed, then don’t do this, but if you just had an “Ah-ha!” moment, then you’re welcome.

Because isn’t it SO much more distracting to be constantly moving, trying to be comfortable when trying to get something done then when sitting down and being comfy?

Like, I get SO much done because I’m not constantly shifting in my uncomfortable desk chair while trying not to slam my knees into the top of my desk every time I move a centimeter.

#4 : Splitting Things Up

The most ANNOYING thing ever is when you look at your planner or agenda, and all you see is little scribbles in the “Today” box that say things like “Finish this paper” or “Watch this documentary (that’s 2 hours long) and take notes because there’s a test on it tomorrow YIPPEE!!” Yeah, no. 

Breaking things down will SAVE! YOUR! LIFE!

No joke!

If you have (for example) three different assignments you HAVE to get done today because they’re due tomorrow, then break them down.

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Look specifically at…

  • How many tasks/parts to the assignment there are
  • How long each task/part will take
  • When’s your assessment/presentation
  • How much each assignment (or portion of the assignment) is worth (point/grade wise)

From there, break it down into a list on your plan-of-action! This plan-of-action should look something like this:

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For me, I always get the easiest things done first, specifically as a way to gradually ease into the harder things.

It’s crazy how much this ACTUALLY makes a difference! It’s easier to be motivated if you slowly build up instead of just diving head-first into the deep end.

 

#3 : Exercise

Ever come back from the gym feeling like you were on fire? Yeah, well, you’ve just helped your stress levels, that’s why!

If you’ve ever seen Legally Blonde, you’ll recognize this quote…

“Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy! Happy people don’t shoot their husbands…”

Ahhhh, such a classic movie…

But Elle Woods is right; exercise does release a group of hormones called endorphins that trigger pain-relieving receptors as well as give you a similar “happy-effect” like morphine, another hormone.

Although finding the motivation to exercise is sometimes hard (who wants to run five miles for FUN??), it’s incredibly important to exercise weekly, if not daily.

It has been scientifically (and Elle-Woods-ly) proven to make you happier and less stressed.

Keeping your endorphin level high is good, too high of a level will make you constantly feel happy, so when the level returns to normal, you’ll plunge into a depressive episode which may result in a high-chase (or, in more simple terms, a chase for drugs that make you feel happy and de-stressed; NOT GOOD!!)

#2 : “Me Time”

Although it’s great to go out and spend time with friends to help you destress, it’s SO important to just put that and have some quality “Me Time”.

Turn off your notifications and just chill.

Read a book, paint your nails, take a nap, watch a movie, cuddle with your dog, whatever! Just do something that takes only YOU and nobody else.img_8921This is actually SO important, and people don’t forget just how important it actually is.

Although complete isolation is awful, it’s both mentally and physically important to have some R&R by yourself. In this article, it explains further how taking time to yourself always your brain to reboot, as well as gives you a sense of balance and motivation that all-around makes you a better person 🙂

If your a people-person like me, it can sometimes be difficult to dedicate an hour or more to just lounging around by yourself with no human interaction (unless you get sucked into the WORMHOLE that is Netflix), but it’s SO important to spend at least an hour a day by yourself to allow your brain to completely reboot and process your daily intake of information.

#1 : Sleeping

I know you’ve probably heard it a MILLION times, but sleep is SO IMPORTANT!!

It not only…

  1. Allows you to physically and mentally recover (your brain works throughout the night preserving daily memories, but also helps you physically recover from wounds, illnesses, etc.).
  2. Sleeping fully prevents you from gaining weight (too little sleep changes your hormone levels and can make you feel unnecessarily hungrier as a result).
  3. Can drive chronic diseases and conditions like heart disease.

But also…

Chases away stress!!

Not-so-fun fact: stress can lead to sleeping-disorders, high blood pressure or cholesterol, and heart disease.

Yeah, not so fun right?

I cannot stress ENOUGH (pun intended ;P) how important it is to sleep a full night’s rest EVERY night!

But sometimes it’s hard to fall asleep… It may be caused by stress, but a lot of things actually contribute to not being able to fall asleep.

Let’s take a look.

#1 : Blue light

Okay, if you’re on your phone 30 minutes before you plan to go to bed, you’re going to have trouble falling asleep.

The bright light your electronic(s) produce(s) (even when the brightness is down) is called blue light, and actually prevents sleep due to its color. Yes, night-shift mode on your phone helps a little, but it doesn’t make it easier to fall asleep.

The best thing to do is turn off your device(s) close to 30 minutes before you plan on going to sleep, do your nightly routine, and then go to bed.

Not only is it scientifically proven, but I’ve started doing it, and the difference it makes is incredible!

#2 : Don’t take naps

If you’re a napper, try to break the habit (sorry….).

Naps in the mid- or late- afternoon affect your sleep schedule drastically and aren’t going to make you feel replenished.

They’re only going to make you MORE tired since your sleep schedule is going to be all out of whack!

TOP•5 ; Underrated Shows

Okay, so I’m very passionate about several shows that are honestly so underrated? Like, these shows are so incredible, and it astonishes me that they’re not as popular as they should be!

In some cases, it is hard to find at least ONE of these shows in certain countries, but I just wish the media would highlight them more because they are, truly, so awesome and fun to follow along with!

So without further ado, my TOP•5 underrated shows.

#5 : Gilmore Girls

Don’t get me wrong, this show had a lot of hype when it first aired, but I feel that as it continued, it lost some of the attraction, which makes absolutely zero sense!!

I mean, who didn’t fall in love with Lorelai and Rory?

And like, what about Luke?

And Sookie?

Like, it’s such a classic!

I was introduced to this show on a car trip home from a lacrosse tournament, and I immediately fell in love with the show, mostly because the characters have such beautiful bonds.

They all just mean so much to one another, and ugh that makes me so happy!! One of the things I love so much about this show is the bond between Rory and Lorelai. Like, name THREE other mother-daughter bonds like that on tv. Can’t?

That’s what I thought.

Not only is it what everyone can hope they can have with their mom, but also it’s just so sweet and simple. It is so obvious that Lorelai wants what best for Rory by the sacrifices she makes, and how she just wants to help Rory get what she wants in life.

Like, I’m sorry, but the FEELS.

I was recently re-watching some of the episodes, and like I forgot how much I missed the show? I mean, every character is just so great, and the show itself is honestly gold.

And can we just acknowledge that it was one of the first big hits written by FEMALE writers!!

Like, to me, that’s one of the greatest accomplishments of the show; I cannot think of another show written in not only the 2000s but also in the twentieth century that was written by women and became a major hit.

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#4 : Supernatural

Another incredible show with Jared Padalecki because, um, he’s awesome and I adore him so much? 🖤

So my friend actually thought that I would love “Supernatural”, so we watched most of the first season together, and I honestly got addicted.

It’s just too good!!

Like Sam and Dean Winchester, I love you so much more than words can even BEGIN to describe my precious beans.

I think the only issue with the show is that it’s SO! LONG! (which is fine by me), but I think that’s honestly what sabotaged it.

When it first came out, I feel like it was relatively positively, but when the seasons started coming out and it was just like season after season after season, I feel like the show lost some momentum.

And that sucks SO MUCH because it’s honestly such a good show, and it only gets better as it goes on.

I mean, Castiel? My holy child/king of hell I absolutely adore you and everything you stand for, and Bobby, my man, I miss you, you precious man who raised my children.

The show isn’t for everybody, hence the amount of gore and the fact that over the course of 14 seasons, only 6 episodes consist of no death, but if that kind of stuff doesn’t bother you, I seriously recommend this show because it is beautiful and I love it too much.

#3 : Dog with a Blog

OKAY don’t judge me right now, but “Dog with a Blog” is SUCH – and was when it was released – an underrated show!

Like, Michael B. Kaplan and Philip Stark are actually geniuses!

The first time I watched it was at a friend’s house, and I honestly was annoyed that they wanted to watch a show that was called “Dog with a Blog.”

It just sounds so lame!

But it ended up being super cute and super funny, so I ended up loving the show so much.

Not to mention, like, it’s about a dog who blogs and talks (somewhat of a cliche – I know), but they made it work?

The whole plotline where the kids are trying to hide the dogs secret because they don’t want to lose him because

A) he’s their dog and they love him 

and

B) because he is the ONE thing that brought them together. 🖤

Like, how is that not adorable and lovable??

It’s somewhat similar to most Disney shows where there’s a lot of sarcasm and dumb jokes, but it’s also really different because I feel like it’s got more of a steady and consistent plot throughout the seasons, where most Disney shows – well at least nowadays

(but we all know the 2000s had the real Disney shows like the “Suite Life of Zack and Cody” and “Hannah Montana”)

kept the same idea, but the plot changed a lot.

In general, it was just a super cute show and I absolutely loved it, and like the last episode honestly broke me.

I literally followed that show for 3 years, and the ending was kind of bittersweet 😦

#2 : Voltron: Legendary Defender (2016-2018)

Yeah, yeah, it’s a kids “show.”

Uh-huh, whatever you say Dreamworks.

Y’all so wrong that it physically hurts!!

Another recommendation from a friend that led to not only devastation, but also obsession 😉

I wasn’t expecting the show to be as captivating as it, mostly because it’s a Youth-7 (per Netflix rating) animated series about space lions based off of a 1980s series.

BUT

I was quite wrong!!

The show is actually phenomenal, and so much cuter and entertaining than I expected. From absolutely hilarious and memorable quotes like “Girl, you’ve already raised my particle barrier” and “When I say vol, you say….” “Vol…tron?”, it’s impossible to not fall in love with the paladins.

Although I know of a lot of teenagers who have also gotten super into “Voltron”, mostly because of the {unfortunately not-canon (YET)} ship between Lance McClain and Keith Kogane (aka my sexy ninja sharpshooter and my favorite mullet 🖤).

However, I feel like the show didn’t get as much hype as it should have.

Not only is the writing phenomenal, but the characters and their development individually and as a team was just such an experience.

It literally takes one second to fall in love with the show, but I feel like most people don’t give it a chance because it is an animated picture.

Some of my close friends and I got one of our non-obsessed friends to watch the show, and she got super into it (especially since she’s literally Keith), so I feel like if more people would give it a try and NOT reject it because it’s animated, it would be more popular by a lot.

#1 : SKAM (aka my favorite show ever)

Okay, this title may give you one of two reactions:

  1. The best reaction, MY personal reaction, would be like this: Oh my god, I LOVE that show, I can’t believe she knows that show!! Isn’t it the most beautiful thing to ever exist? Oh my god, Evak though?!
  2. OR, for most people, unfortunately, they’re reaction will most likely be like this: I’m sorry, but did you just sneeze? Is that even in English? What’s a scam; I literally asked if you sneezed, so don’t be rude!!

To answer your question, no, it’s not in English.

It’s actually in Norwegian and has officially consumed every ounce of my being (not to be dramatic BUT).

For those of you who have Instagram, if you look in your suggested, have you ever seen those clips from tv shows? Well, that’s actually how I first saw a bit of the show, specifically, the scene where my girl Noora roasts William so bad!!

I then heard more about the show when I saw some clips of Isak and Even, as well as Sana and Youssef, on YouTube.

You actually CAN’T access “SKAM” in most countries (at least, to my knowledge) because Norway protects it’s internet very securely, so it made it somewhat hard to watch the show.

HOWEVER, being the desperate fangirl I am, I just HAD to get more of the characters I had already become emotionally attaches too.

So I ended up finding it on a free site with English subtitles, and make a long story short, I ended up ruining my own life with that freaking show!!

Okay, so what is so great about this show?

How about absolutely everything?

When I say it has something for everyone, I mean everyone; we’ve got diverse relationships, ethnicities, and religions, as well as several, downright badass characters.

What’s really cool about this show is how with each season (there are four in total – NOT ENOUGH JULIE; GIVE US MORE!!), a different character is brought into the light.

We are introduced to about 95% of the characters in the first season, and the last three season follow three different people introduced in season one.

Another thing I really love about this show is how you watch all the characters grow, which I think is honestly so important and it’s just so underrated.

Season one is all about Eva Mohn, an insecure girl who is struggling with her introduction to high school, her relationship, and her old friends. I don’t really like who Eva becomes personally, but that’s just me.

Season two follows Noora Sætre, who is SO awesome and just kicks ass and I love my little feminist baby. In her season, I feel like she faces one of the biggest challenges out of any of the characters, but I’m not going to spoil anything.

Season three chases after my precious gay bean, Isak Valtersen, who I adore so much, and, although I’m pretty sure it’s self-explanatory, the season is about him coming out.

And lastly, my badass, Sana Bakkoush is the queen of season four, which actually made me so happy because she’s awesome. Because she’s Muslim, she has to deal with unnecessary hate, and the season is about how she learns to deal with the anger that builds up.