Flashback Friday-Jerseylicious (2010-2014)

Reality television, for many of us (myself included) is a guilty pleasure. We know that it’s fake, but we still watch it anyway.

Between 2010 and 2014, Jerseylicious was one of the leading shows on the now defunct Style Network. The show followed the personal and professional lives of the staff of a beauty salon in New Jersey.

As much as I loathe most of reality television, I have to admit that I was a fan of the show for a short time. It was almost like watching a car wreck on the side of the highway. You know that you should keep your eyes on the road, but you can’t help but take a peek as you drive by.

Do I recommend it? Maybe.


Flashback Friday-The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)

For many young book worms, The Baby-Sitters Club was a must read at a certain age.  Several generations of young girls have come of age reading and loving the series by Ann M. Martin.

In 1995, the books were made into a movie. The cast of then up and coming actresses included Larisa Oleynik as hippie Dawn, Rachael Leigh Cook as shy Mary Anne and Schuyler Fisk as tomboy Kristy. The premise of the movie is that while the girls are running a summer camp for the kids in the neighborhood, they are dealing with the growing pains that comes with early adolescence.

While some adult critics at the time might have dismissed the film, fans of the books (myself included) love it. Unlike other movies that are based on novels, The Baby-Sitters Club was true to its source material in narrative, character development and casting.

Do I recommend it? Yes

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