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Just us broads.

Hi guys! I thought I’d pop on to tell you about a couple shows I’ve watched recently that I would definitely recommend. I watched these two series back to back and only recently realized they both contain the word “broad” in the show title. Random.

Broad City

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This show originally aired on Comedy Central (and was picked up for a third season so there will be more!!!) and follows the hi-jinx of two twenty-something girls ballin’-on-a-budget in NYC. Created by and starring Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, and produced by Amy Poehler, the hilarious concept for the show originated as a web series. I found it laugh out loud hilarious and embarrassingly relatable.  If you liked Girls, Workaholics, or spent part of your 20’s doing any or all of the following; a) convincing your best friend to do stupid shit, b) being convinced by your best friend to do stupid shit, c) making questionable financial decisions, d) working harder to not work than you would have to just work, or e) living with a super putz who never seemed to leave the apartment, you will DEFINITELY want to check out this gem. Stream for free on Hulu Plus.

Broadchurch

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While this show contains two seasons, only one was available to stream when I picked it out of my Netflix line-up. And really it’s the perfect length for a good ol’ fashioned weekend-long binge watch. The series begins after the death of a young boy in a small, coastal town in England and focuses largely on the grief, suspicion, and media attention that plague it’s population in the aftermath. But of course, more than just small town grieving, there is also a case to be solved! And the twists and turns throughout the whodunnit keep the show fast paced and kept me hitting the “Watch next episode” button. I think it’s a very interesting, and most likely quite accurate, portrayal of the effects violent crime can have on an extremely close-knit community. Definitely a must-see if you’re a lover of the crime drama genre. Stream for free on Netflix.

P.S. Need MORE recommendations on what to watch? Prefer your crime drama a little more literary? Or how about a podcast!

Girl Crush: Amy Poehler

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It seems everyone and their mom has picked up Amy Poehler’s new book Yes Please as their kick off read of 2015. With a load of books ahead of this one in my personal queue, I still couldn’t help myself…I cracked it open to check out the first few pages and then couldn’t put it down. Now I’m even more in love with Amy Poehler than I was after watching Parks and Rec. While Amy is clearly hilarious and there are laugh out loud moments of honesty, I actually found myself tearing up during several passages. Her descriptions of friendships and creating things together just take me to a place. Plus, it’s a great behind the scenes look at Upright Citizens Brigade, SNL, Parks and Recreation and all those awards show bits orchestrated by Poehler.

If you haven’t yet, definitely give this book a read. But you’ve been warned, you might get a little bummed that you’re not BFF’s with Amy Poehler…yet.

Plus, isn’t this so wonderfully true? Such a good reminder–

“Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it. Doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that- that’s what life is. You might be really good. You might find out something about yourself that’s really special and if you’re not good, who cares? You tried something. Now you know something about yourself.”

(Photo via here.)

P.S. Girl Crush: Sarah Koenig