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Things I Love Thursday

Hello everyone!

I’m busy working away on the new site. Not giving anything away yet as far as the name and look, but I’m totally excited and can’t wait for you all to see it.

I’m really excited about this week’s TILT so let’s get on with it!

ONE. Lately, everything I tell you all on here seems to start with “My older sister told me about…” What can I say? I’m lame, and she knows more than I do. That’s a lie. I’m so much cuter and smarter than her. Ok, the first one was true. Anyways, she really did tell me about this product and I’m very glad she did. For us “gals on the go” who sometimes have leftover hair (the hair you have the day or so after you wash it) and don’t have time to wash it, dry shampoo is here to save the day. I’ve always used baby powder in times like that, but dry shampoo is so much better. It’s essentially pressurized baby powder and vitamins (plus awesome smelling stuff in Suave’s case)that you spray on your hair to help get rid of the leftover look. My big sister has tried several brands and says that Suave’s is the best. TRESemme has some, but according to Melody it doesn’t work. Give this stuff a try!

TWO. Ok, I’ve been waiting to tell you about this show for weeks. It is currently my favorite thing, and I couldn’t wait to tell you about it. It’s BBC’s Sherlock Holmes series. “Big deal, we’ve seen a million Sherlocks,” you say? Well, that may be true, but this is the best I’ve ever seen (sorry Robert Downey…). One of my favorite things about it is that it’s set in the 21st century; a brand new idea that I’m surprised no one has ever thought of.

The guy that plays Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch (I know, what kind of name is that?!), is absolutely brilliant. You can see him in movies like War Horse, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and in the next Star Trek movie coming out this year. He is currently blowing it up in nearly every aspect of his profession. He’s in Sherlock (TV), all those movies I just listed, and also recently finished playing Dr. Frankenstein on the stage in London. Keep an eye out for this guy. He’s gonna be huge (and sort of already is). Oh, and he’s incredibly handsome…there’s that too *see the picture below*. The guy that plays Dr. Watson is playing Bilbo in The Hobbit movies coming out this year and next (can’t wait!!) and is equally as brilliant. The more I watch the show the more I get how much he looks like a hobbit.

The show was created by the writers/producers of Dr. Who (a show about a million people I know are addicted to), and they do an amazing job. It can’t be easy taking such a crazy intricate story and transplanting it into modern times. The little details they use to bring you into Sherlock’s mind are genius too, plus the cinematography is amazing.

The only downside is that the seasons only contain three episodes. Sure, the episodes are 90 minutes long and are more like movies than episodes of shows we’re used to, but it’s still a little frustrating that you have to wait so long for each season to air.

The show won’t be back on TV (PBS’ Masterpiece Mystery) until next year when they air their third season, but you can watch the first season on Netflix and the second on or on your PBS app (which I know you all totally have) until June 29 when I’m guessing they’ll have it available on Netflix too. This show is the bomb. So intense, and right up my alley. I’ve loved mystery and spy stuff since I was little, and Sherlock Holmes has always been one of my favorite literary characters. Benedict Cumberbatch (seriously, how is that a real name?!) is incredible in this role. You HAVE to check this show out.

P.S. For all you spies/detectives at heart like me, there’s a little secret surprise in the rolling credits of every episode. See if you can figure it out.