Saturday, 13 June 2015

Now Playing/ Wishlist - June

As you can see, I’ve kept with the Now Playing/ Wishlist title – it’s growing on me…

It really doesn’t feel like a month ago that I was writing my May post though, time has gone so quickly over the past four weeks. I’ve finished season one of Once Upon a Time, been to Dot to Dot festival, visited a new city for the first time and completed my degree!

As I’ve been super busy, I haven’t had huge amounts of time to watch new shows and discover new music, but here are a few things I’m enjoying or hoping to catch over the next month.

Pretty Little Liars – Season One

After months of seeing non-stop tweets about Pretty Little Liars (PLL), I’ve caved and decided to see what the fuss is about. I’m nine episodes in and am enjoying it enough to want to continue watching so far. 

Pretty Little Liars is an American teen drama, with a slight thriller-ish twist. It reminds me of a little bit of 90210, Gossip Girl and Desperate Housewives all mixed into one, although it’s not quite living up to Gossip Girl or Desperate Housewives for me just yet. 

Whilst the plot twists and suspense involving the mysterious ‘A’ are unpredictable and generally quite chilling, a lot of the character/relationship-based script is predictable and a little cliché, so I’m hoping these aspects will get stronger as the series continues!

Circa Waves – Young Chasers

I’m a little late to the Circa Waves fan club, but I’ve been loving their debut album, Young Chasers, a lot recently. The indie-rock band from Liverpool released this album in March, and if you’re a Radio 1 listener then you’re probably familiar with the track T-Shirt Weather, as they've played it a fair bit. 

There are a lot of really great songs on Circa Wave’s album, but I also find it suits as background music for when I’m working or having to concentrate on other things too. Ticking all the boxes there.

I’m heading to Boardmasters in August, so I’ll hopefully be able to watch their set and get a feel for what they’re like live as well!


Before this week, both Pitch Perfect 2 and Jurassic World were on my list, but as I've managed to squeeze them in already, the only other film I would consider trying to catch at the cinema is Spy. Spy is an action-comedy, staring Melissa McCarthy and Jude Law, which sees a CIA analyst having to go undercover for the first time. 

I’m quite fussy and particular with comedies, but having really enjoyed Melissa McCarthy in Identity Thief and The Heat, this one seems like a safe bet.


I didn’t get the chance to see this adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian novel when it was in London before, so it would be a shame to miss it again now that it’s back for a 12-week run. 

Now, this is a terrible thing for an English Literature graduand (yes, I’m one of those now) to admit, but I still haven’t read the book, so both the book and the play are making their way onto my wishlist. The book will have to come first, of course!  

Have you seen or heard any of the above? What are you loving so far this month?

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