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Superstore

Let’s face it, Hart Beat. There’s a lot out there in the TV universe right now. Too much, honestly if you want my opinion. Every channel has something to offer and now that Hulu and Netflix are making original content, there is even more. So, the question begs itself, what’s my favorite new show on the air right now.

Yes, I’ve seen This is Us, and that’s not it. Yes, I’ve watched The Path, The Mindy Project, and Rick and Morty. All are great TV and I enjoy them all but, my favorite show right now is one that isn’t garnering as much press and so I thought I’d tell you about it. Have you seen Superstore yet, Hart Beat?

The show, starring America Ferrera, is a network show airing on NBC. It’s a half-hour sitcom with a motley cast of characters. The show isn’t big (like The Crown), it’s not slapstick funny (like Silicon Valley), and it’s not star-studded (like Big Little Lies) but, it has so much heart. And that’s why I love it.

Superstore has a similar story line as other office comedies. It’s similar to The Office and Parks and Recs in that way. The show takes place in big, box store and follows the people who work there. There is a store manager and an assistant manager that have a troubling relationship. There are lovable side stories with the supporting cast. And, most importantly, there is a budding romance at the center of the show. America Ferrera plays the lead and has an ongoing flirtation with her co-worker Jonah played by Ben Feldman.

In the show, not crazily dissimilar to The Office, America Ferrera’s character is in a relationship (this time married with a teenage daughter) and Jonah is a single, fun loving guy who is unknowingly in love with Ferrera’s character. I love the relationship between Amy and Jonah. It’s so sweet and innocent that I could watch them talk forever and ever. The show is 100% comfort food and I love it.

Not to gush (okay we’re passed that point) but, the other reason I love the show is that it has reintroduced me to America Ferrera. It’s been years since she was really on my celebrity radar but now she’s all over it. Her Instagram is now my favorite and, I felt like a proud little sister when she announced last night’s episode of Superstore was her directorial debut. This woman is amazing and I love her.

Have you heard of or seen Superstore, Hart Beat? If you haven’t don’t waste any time! It’s on Hulu and boom, your night’s plans have been made.

Photos one and two are of the show and the last (glamour) shot of Ferrera is via her Instagram.

Will You Accept This Rose?

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2017 has been the year of new starts and that does not only this apply to my technology choices and bathing routines. I’ve also started watching a new TV show that has circulated in my world for yearssss. Do you watch The Bachelor, Hart Beat?

STOP RIGHT THERE. I know. I know and I’m sorry. I know there are so many things wrong with the show. It’s trashy, humiliating, and poorly made but god is it good. I won’t go into the show last night because I feel like at this point, you know all about it. What I do want to talk about is a great Bachelor podcast that I am currently obsessed with.

Will You Accept this Rose? is hosted by Arden Myrin and Erin Foley who are both L.A. based actors and comedians as well as super Bachelor fans. The podcast has been around for the last few seasons and comes out a day or two after each episode of The Bachelor or Bachelorette airs. They often have great comedians on the show who are also fans so if you’re into the whole L.A. comedy scene that’s always a nice surprise.

The reason to listen to this show? Will You Accept this Rose? is honestly more entertaining than watching the episodes. The hosts Arden and Erin are not funny on their own but they kill the show. They call out all the contestants on all their crap (like Nick’s weird way of eating beignets). They are all vulgar in the best way possible and love the show so genuinely that it makes me laugh out loud every time I listen. I mean, here’s a promo image they made for a live show:

Will You Accept this Rose? - Hannah Hart Beat

What could be more perfect, right? The hosts faces are in the heart that Nick is awkwardly holding! Anyway, do yourself a favor and listen to last week’s episode to prepare yourself for the finale happening this upcoming Monday. You will thank me in about two hours.

You can find Will You Accept this Rose?, produced by Nerdist, on any app that you find podcasts or just by clicking the name here and listening to it on your web browser.

The Great British Baking Addiction

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Ohhhhh Hart Beat. As I’m writing this I know some of you are either a) jumping up from your subway seats, raising your arms in celebration and singing out a loud PRAISE YEEZUS or b) scratching your head in confusion and are mildly concerned that I might have an actual addiction to the Food52 test kitchen cookies. Well for those of you in camp a, welcome my friends, and in group b, you may not be wrong (Kristen Miglore makes a bomb diggity vegan choco chip cookie) but also never fear! This blog post will explain all the magic of The Great British Bake Off.

A few weeks ago I heard about a TV show called The Great British Baking Show aka The Great British Bake Off from some friends at work. Intrigued, I checked it out on Netflix and was instantly hooked. The show is a reality tv set up which takes ten English amateur bakers and has them preform three bake off’s per episode. At the end of each episode one baker is crowed Star Baker (the greatest honor in all of England) and one baker is sent home. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this show. It is so charming, so positive, so BRITISH, that the whole thing has me binge watching episodes as fast as I can. Here’s a little preview if you’re still not sold:

As of right now there is only one season on Netflix (😞) but thankfully, and I won’t name names, someone I know was able to get me the next seasons that are not yet online anywhere(😏). The more Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood in my life the better. And okay, I guess I’ll take more of the two hosts, Sue and Mel, even though sometimes I cringe at all the British humor…

Anyway, if you haven’t given the show a chance then STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING, RUN HOME, AND START YOUR NETFLIX because you’re life is about to get exponentially better. And if it doesn’t you can let me know and I’ll bake you a sponge.

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Take me to Nashville

Hey Hart Beat. How was your weekend? I had one of my best friends L visit from Washington D.C. We had an amazing time exploring the city and I did some things that I hadn’t done since moving here (like walking across the Brooklyn Bridge.) Have you ever done that before, Hart Beat?

While L was here we also spent a little time watching her and my new favorite show, Nashville. If you haven’t seen it then I can’t recommend it enough. It’s one of the best things I’ve seen in a long time. The biggest downfall is that it’s not on Netflix but, the good news is that it’s on Hulu Plus. Oh, and there’s country music, and Connie Britton plays the main character. It’s a recipe for amazingness. (P.S. This is an amazing article about Connie Britton if you haven’t read it yet.)

Since you know how much I love country music, Hart Beat, I thought I would share some of my favorite songs from the show so you can listen to them. What do you think? Wanna come with me to Nashville?

“Stronger Than Me” by Connie Britton

“Ho Hey” by Lennon and Maisy
I’m learning both these songs on the guitar, Hart Beat. This show is killing me right now. Connie Britton, I want to be you. 

The Killing aka I love Holder

Hi Hart Beat. How was your weekend? I survived the bike ride with my dad on Saturday. It was amazing to ride all the way around the edge of Manhattan and into New Jersey via the George Washington Bridge. I can’t believe how amazing this city is and how lucky I am to live here. If you ever have the chance to live in New York Hart Beat, take it.

Anyway, I really wanted to write to you to talk about the amazing show The Killing. The first and second seasons of The Killing were amazing, and if you haven’t seen them yet then you need to start watching them right now (they’re on Netflix instant). The show follows Linden, a homocide detective in Seattle, Washington and her partner, Holder, as they solve the case of the killing of a local, young girl. What makes the show so amazing is that the entire two seasons are spent solving the crime. So instead of just another crime show, it feels like a really long, amazing movie.

Also, I’m in love with Holder. Can you blame me? I’m weak in the knees just thinking about him. I don’t care if he’s an ex-drug addict, questionable, unfashionable man. I’m in love.

Just watch this.

‘Sup Joel.

And good news for all you fans out there, season three is (finally!) premiering on June 2nd. Wanna watch it with me?

Downton, better late than never

I know, I know Hart Beat. I’m really late with this post but, c’est la vie. I’ve been finally watching “Downton Abbey” and when I say finally, I mean the third season just premiered on PBS and I’m just finishing the first season. 
Isn’t this backstage picture amazing?
Since I am such a fan of the BBC version of “Pride and Prejudice” (how has this not come up on Hart Beat?) I’ve always been told that I would love “Downton Abbey.” Well, I do love it, and if you haven’t seen in Hart Beat you really should. 
The series takes place in the early 1900s English country side and follows a Lord, his family and the servants that take care of the family. SO GOOD Hart Beat, I’m not going to be able to stop watching it until I’m all caught up. 

Downton, better late than never

I know, I know Hart Beat. I’m really late with this post but, c’est la vie. I’ve been finally watching “Downton Abbey” and when I say finally, I mean the third season just premiered on PBS and I’m just finishing the first season. 
Isn’t this backstage picture amazing?
Since I am such a fan of the BBC version of “Pride and Prejudice” (how has this not come up on Hart Beat?) I’ve always been told that I would love “Downton Abbey.” Well, I do love it, and if you haven’t seen in Hart Beat you really should. 
The series takes place in the early 1900s English country side and follows a Lord, his family and the servants that take care of the family. SO GOOD Hart Beat, I’m not going to be able to stop watching it until I’m all caught up. 

An office romance

It snowed in the Berkshires! And today is the recreation of this famous painting in Stockbridge. I miss home. Today though I’m just spending some good old time cleaning our apartment. Fun times in Brooklyn. Anyway, for now I want to talk about a little office romance that has pulling on my heartstrings.

Any of you Hart Beat readers out there “The Office” fans? And no, I’m not talking about the British version which I know I need to see. I’m talking about ye old American version. I’ve been occupying myself on these cold New York nights by living vicariously through the romance of the sweetest couple of all time, Pam and Jim.
The two of them together makes me so happy. (Cuter than this couple here I think. Maybe not though, up for debate.) Honestly, the best part about watching the office is watching what Jim says about Pam. He loves her so much! What about you Hart Beat, are you slash have you ever been a fan of the office?

An office romance

It snowed in the Berkshires! And today is the recreation of this famous painting in Stockbridge. I miss home. Today though I’m just spending some good old time cleaning our apartment. Fun times in Brooklyn. Anyway, for now I want to talk about a little office romance that has pulling on my heartstrings.

Any of you Hart Beat readers out there “The Office” fans? And no, I’m not talking about the British version which I know I need to see. I’m talking about ye old American version. I’ve been occupying myself on these cold New York nights by living vicariously through the romance of the sweetest couple of all time, Pam and Jim.
The two of them together makes me so happy. (Cuter than this couple here I think. Maybe not though, up for debate.) Honestly, the best part about watching the office is watching what Jim says about Pam. He loves her so much! What about you Hart Beat, are you slash have you ever been a fan of the office?