1. THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON DISNEY+
My friend Violet informed me this morning that The Greatest Showman is now on Disney+! I was 3 years late in watching this but finally checked it out as we started to stay at home back in March. Verdict? I am 100% in love with Zac Efron as well as Hugh Jackman and Zendaya (ugh, that moment when he first sees her)! I have listened to this soundtrack SO many times and watched a bunch of interviews/behind the scenes. I think what makes this movie so special is how much the project truly meant to everyone involved–you can feel their enthusiasm and passion. If you haven’t watched it, I highly recommend it (if you are concerned about the treatment of animals, the film used CGI and they don’t play a big part).
It’s so hard to narrow down my favorite songs but I think my top 3 are The Otherside, Rewrite the Stars (obviously), and From Now On (I love how Hugh sings, “Like an anthem in my heart!”–so much conviction lol).
And whether you’ve seen the movie or not, you must check out their Crosswalk The Musical On Broadway with James Corden. “Huge”, the WTF is happening look on Zac’s face, it’s hilarious.
2. OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH WATER
This TED Radio Hour podcast episode explores ideas about our relationship with water and the water crisis we all face. One thing that stood out to me as I listened is how prevalent the lack of clean water is here in the US. Not too long ago, I watched episode 2 of Down To Earth where I learned that there are fountains everywhere in France because they believe clean water should be free and accessible to everyone. It’s such a stark contrast and has really made me think.
3. CRIMINAL | EPISODE 145: HOW TO SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE
I don’t like scary things (because I get super scared lol) but this is more along the lines of Casper and I really enjoyed this episode of Criminal! I don’t want to give too much away, but I especially enjoyed the first half and how Helen Ackley treated their house guests ;)
4. IT’S A WRAP FOR WORLD OF DANCE!
And I just had to share two of my favorite routines from the last few episodes! Warning–the clips don’t spoil the finale but they are from the past couple of weeks so if you aren’t caught up and hate spoilers, you might not want to watch! But seriously, how do they move like that!?
5. TWO THINGS THAT MADE ME SERIOUSLY LOL
I don’t know if I am just losing my mind or delirious, but these two things made me laugh SO hard I couldn’t breathe! I hope they make you LOL too!
Happy Friday and have a great weekend! :)