In bookmark, screenshots on February 16, 2014 at 12:03 pm
Why is it that those of foreign descent are so much more attractive to us than our fellow countrymen? More exotic. F or decades the Italians and the French have ruled the romance scene. And the Irish? Well, they have a certain je ne sais quoi about them – OK, that’s the French, and actually, we do know what it is – it’s the accent. Who doesn’t love an Irish accent? Sexy, lilting, difficult to understand…! And if it’s not the accent, it’s the eyes, and if not the eyes, the smile. And in some cases all three.
Check out my picks to see if you agree!
He slips easily between his thick Dublin accent and a Texan drawl, although we prefer his Irish lilt. Known in the past for being a bad boy, his ‘jobs’ mirror this. Nemesis to a superhero, a ruthless assassin. A soldier, a king, a horrible boss. He’s certainly pushing the boat out in the testosterone stakes, although he has a fear of phone booths and makes all calls via his cell phone.
In screenshots on February 15, 2014 at 12:28 pm
I absolutely love romantic comedies – or “romcoms”. I love escaping into a fun romance that keeps me laughing the whole time. So naturally, I have a very long list of movies that I find myself stopping whatever I am doing to watch or if I am having a bad day I pop one into the DVD player and instantly my mood is lifted. But today I am going to restrict myself to my top 10…
10. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
How fitting that this book would be number ten on my list. The chemistry between Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey is electric! They are sweet and sassy together and it’s one of those that makes my cheeks hurt from smiling so much.
9. My Best Friend’s Wedding
This was one of my first favorite romcoms. I fell for Dermot Mulroney…hard. And even though I was a young teen when this came out, I watched it enough times to memorize the dance from the beginning song. Tell me you don’t love it!
In tv kicks on February 15, 2014 at 11:58 am
I can’t get enough of forbidden love. It’s my favourite kind of romance. Romeo and Juliet. Tony and Maria. Even Donkey and Dragon from Shrek.
Forbidden love is making its way into one of my favorite TV shows: Grimm. In case you’ve never watched, Grimm is the story about supernatural creatures called wesen who masquerade as humans. Apparently, Portland Oregon is brimming with them! Most wesen are evil and prey on the unwary, and homicide detective Nick Burkhardt, who also happens to be descended from a group of human hunters called Grimms, takes them out.
However, a few wesen are adorable.
My favorite couple on the show are an oddly matched couple: vegetarian, clock-maker Monroe, who is a kind of werewolf called a blutbad, and his girlfriend Rosalee who is a fox creature called a fuchsbau. Their awkward friendship has bloomed into an oh-so-sweet romance. Together, the two of them are cuter than a viral kitten meme.
But there’s a problem. See, wesen are a bit xenophobic, and the idea of a blutbad dating, much less marrying, a fuchsbau has Monroe’s parents in a frenzy. They do not want to see their son stooping to marry outside of his species.
To further complicate things, Rosalee might not be able to get past the whole blutbad/fuchsbau thing either. She’s too worried about what people might say. And forget having children! Monroe has sworn his love for her, but she just may walk away, thinking that she’s saving him from future troubles.