I am participating in the Get Rec’d: A Movie/TV/Book List Challenge and this is the fourteenth week’s entry. I have decided to be bold and list a response for all three categories; a movie, a television show, and a book.
Week 14: I Was Late To Get On The Bandwagon
Movie: Pitch Perfect (2012)
From IMDB: Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school’s all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition. Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson
When Pitch Perfect came out, I had no desire nor intention of seeing an acapella story. I caved right before the sequel came out and found myself surprised by how much I enjoyed both the movie and the soundtrack. The music is catchy, the comedy’s funny, and boys in the film made me laugh. I recommend watching if you have the opportunity. But, I cannot say the same about the sequel.
Television: Veronica Mars (2004-2007)
From IMDB: After her best friend is murdered and her father is removed as county sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune. Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring
I knew about Veronica Mars from the beginning but didn’t check it out. Many people told me to watch, but I didn’t listen. About eight years after the last episode, I finally managed to see it. Everyone should watch this series. I feel terrible I wasn’t advocating for it at the time. The movie takes place ten years after the series, which is a sequel of sorts. I’ve mentioned before the books are good as well.
Book: A Series of Unfortunate Events series (1999-2006) by Lemony Snicket
From Goodreads: If you have not read anything about the Baudelaire orphans, then before you read even one more sentence, you should know this: Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are kindhearted and quick-witted, but their lives are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched and will most likely fill you with deep despair.
I began reading A Series of Unfortunate Events this year. I’m five books in so far (one book further than where the Netflix series stops). The books make for quick reads, and Tim Curry narrates the first audiobook. Many people also recommended this series to me, but put it off and let it pile up. My mistake for underestimating how much fun the books are to read.
Coming Up Next
Next week will be “Goes Bump In The Night”
What are your picks? Let us know in the comments.