As exam season quickly approaches and classes come to an end, I always like to catch up on TV as a way to fill up study breaks and to unwind between cram sessions. Here are some of the shows I’ve been obsessing over. Enjoy!
1. The Mindy Project (Available on Netflix) ☆☆☆
I can easily say that the Mindy Project has become a fast favourite of mine (I did, after all, binge watch all four seasons in the past two months). Funny, quirky, and relatable, the Mindy Project centres around thirty-something gynaecologist Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling) as she navigates life and the New York City dating scene.
2. Awkward (MTV) ☆☆☆
Another upbeat, hip comedy, Awkward stars high schooler Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Rickards), as she goes from invisible to zero to hero in a matter of a few short months. Features the totally hot Matty McKibben (Beau Mirchoff), and a ton of hilarious, realistic high school high jinks.
3. Shadow Hunters (Available on Netflix) ☆☆
Shadow Hunters is a newer show that premiered this year on Netflix. Based on the Mortal Instruments book series by Cassandra Clare, the show is filled with overly beautiful people, unbelievable magic, and a little bit of cheesiness that’s easy to overlook. If you’re a fan of the book series or just love the supernatural, this show is definitely a must-see.
4. The Flash (The CW) ☆☆☆☆
If you’re anything like me, you’re a total superhero nerd. Every time a Marvel or DC comics movie comes out in theatres, I’m first in line for a ticket. That’s why when DC’s the Flash came out on the CW, I made sure I was watching the premiere. Filled with fun science fiction and a wicked plot, highly recommended for anyone who likes geeky action.
5. The Originals (The CW) ☆☆☆☆☆
As a longtime fan of the Vampire Diaries, I was super excited when I heard that the CW was making a spin-off show with some of my favourite characters, the Mikaelsons. Another fantasy show filled with the supernatural and the super attractive, am I allowed to say that the Originals may have a larger place in my heart than the Vampire Diaries?
A couple of years ago I had the privilege of travelling to London, England for the very first time for my sweet sixteen birthday. It was the best trip of my entire life and it acted as the catalyst for my love affair with lovely London. Today I’m going to share some of my favourite places that I visited on my trip, just in case anyone is planning on visiting the best place on Earth anytime soon.
5. The British Museum Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom
The British Museum is one of the largest museums in the world, including artifacts from all continents and periods in human history. Some of the highlights of my visit were viewing the Elgin Marbles from the Greek Parthenon and the Ancient Egyptian relics. If you’re a fan of history and culture, this museum is a must, just make sure to allot plenty of time for your visit because there’s a whole lot to see!
4. St. Paul’s Cathedral St. Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD, United Kingdom
A famous London site with one of the largest domes in the world, St. Paul’s Cathedral is a breathtaking sight. Many famous British events have taken place here, including the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill, Jubilee celebrations for Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II, and the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. And if you can make it to the very top, some of the most amazing views of London’s skyline are yours to take in.
3. Covent Garden
What was once a fruit and vegetable market is now a hub of adorable restaurants, coffee shops, and clothing stores. Covent Garden is a region in London filled with fun street performers and great shopping and dining. A great all day event if you want to experience the more low-key, yet incredibly charming side of London. Also filled with some great architecture for the photographer in us all!
2. The London Eye London SE1 7PB, United Kingdom
One of the most iconic London tourist destinations, the London Eye was definitely one of the highlights of my trip. Located on the Left Bank of the Thames River, one trip on this giant ferris wheel will give you an amazing view of all of London.
1. Buckingham Palace London SW1A 1AA, United Kingdom
God save the Queen! I would have to say that out of all London has to offer (which is quite a lot), visiting Buckingham Palace was the highlight of my trip. Watching the changing of the guards and seeing where the royals live and play completed my British adventure. An obvious requirement for any traveller in England looking for a true tourist escapade!