Typically I’m not a fan girl. I hate being too “into” anything. But ya know what? Being too cool and aloof is so hard that I might be slipping into dreaded fan-girl territory. EEK!! Say it ain’t so!
I mean I try to maintain a certain image cause I can’t be seen as one of the screaming mobs of teenage girls that surround things like One Direction or Nick Jonas (swoon), etc. However, I have a certain weakness for several historical shows/movies. I’m turning (before your very eyes) into a screaming fan girl of epic proportions. First off, I’ve spoken before of my fan girl love for Outlander. And they just turned it into a show. SCREAM!!!!
I’m a huge dork because I love history and historical people dressed up in old timey clothes and talking in old timey accents. Maybe it’s cause people seemed to be tougher back then. Life was harder, shorter, dirtier. Plus, I’m a sucker for badasses too. So if you mix those two things together, I will swoon dead away and will be in need of the smelling salts.
Outlander fulfills all my girlish hopes and dreams because it takes place in 1700’s Scotland and its hero Jamie is badass and not too hard on the eyes. Also Claire is pretty badass herself as a women transported back in time from the 1940’s. I read the books years ago and then again recently and just watched most of the first episodes of Outlander. They did a good job. The wedding sex scene…was nice. Pretty nice. No complaints.
As a young Victoria, I was super into Newsies. My friend and I were obsessed with this movie. We’d watch it again and again and we knew all the songs and were obsessed with the actors. This was the first time I ever saw Christian Bale. I mean…look at him! He’s apparently ashamed of the role, but hey…those of us 90’s girls had a major crush on him! Man…those girl crush days. Sublime! I can remember searching the very new interwebs for Newsies’ fan sites. And they existed in all their blue DOS glory. The 90’s were a sweet time.
Peaky Blinders is like Newsies on steriods. It’s atmospheric, badass and it’s got cool music and the actors aren’t too hard on the eyes either in a intimidating, tough-guy, crazy, out-of-control, yet controlled, sexy way. The characters are gangsters in 1919 Birmingham England.
I just started watching it recently after finding it on my beloved Netflix. I love the period costumes and I love watching shows where characters are so cool and daring all the time. It’s so different from my real life. I don’t know how they stand it, living on the edge, doing murder, almost getting murdered. Breaking the law, smoking like it’s going out of style, drinking like it’s water. Shit, I’d be an anxious mess all the time, but they walk around like they’re as cool as can be, making up plots and counter plots like it ain’t no thang.
Also this show hits it for me on all levels as far as design is concerned and the atmosphere created by the lighting, darkness and music. I also love the font they use for the title and the music they play at the beginning of every episode.
And what is wrong with me that I find guys fighting sexy? Is that wrong? Guys don’t really like getting punched in the face, that’s what I hear. I hear that shit hurts like hell. But it looks tough and kinda sexy…so for me? Could ya? Would ya? What does this say about me? Can someone come engage Mr. VS in a fight?? ha!!
Also there’s a sex scene in this that’s pretty cool between Tommy and Grace. Why is old timey sex so much better than porno sex? RIDDLE me this! Boys don’t know nothing! Seriously though…be a dark twisted badass and you can get wit chicks, and make sure you play atmospheric music during the deed to reinforce your badass status. Maybe I’ll start living my life like it’s either the 1700’s or 1919. I need a new wardrobe. Mr. VS needs some new suits.
And thus, I give you my latest and greatest fan-girl show crushes. I don’t know what it is about old-timey badasses that works it for me…but it works. Maybe I was an old timey badass myself in a past life? Mr. VS is part Irish after all (and pretty badass). I think I should buy him one of those peaky blinders caps. He can sew in the razor blades or not.
BTW…make suggestions for other badass shows, so I can continue to binge at an unprecedented level. It’s scary cause Netflix knows all my viewing history. It’s like Netflix is taking candy from a baby. They could bribe me or blackmail me if they so choose as long as they keep supplying me with the drugs I need…the badasses in historical garb playing loose with the law!! (I’m such a dork. I love it)