lord giveth lord taketh away

anonymous asked:

ryanair is like the Worst airline ever but girl you gotta go places

girl i know every time i board a ryanair flight i pray for my life like those shades of blue and yellow together all over the plane and on the flight attendants give me headaches and how the pilot just fucking slams the plane onto the ground when we land makes my teeth shatter but it’s so affordable… the lord giveth the lord taketh away !

Good bye Leslie, hello Kimmy

The Lord Giveth and the Lord taketh away. Before March 6 I wasstill in mourning at the loss of my great friends in the Parks & Recreation department of Pawnee, IN. But though the good Lord may have taken away Parks & Rec, we were gifted with Tina Fey’s new show The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Just in time to sweep up the sorrows of Parks’ closure, we get The Office vet Ellie Kemper staring alongside Broadway alum Tituss Burgess in the brand new Netflix Original Series, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. One of the best parts of Parks & Rec was the positive uplifting tone. Kemper brings a similar, but weirder and quirkier, air to the show that is very similar to Parks.  

As you’ve probably heard, the show was originally planned for NBC but was later sold to Netfilx. Thank God. It’s not only great because of the show’s binge-ability but also NBC would probably have screwed up the show. NBC “gave” us 30 Rock, The Office, and Parks- and Unbreakable seems like a great continuation of some of TV’s greatest. But other than The Office, both Parks and 30 Rock never really had the numbers NBC wanted. If you look at NBC’s track record of late, it would be very likely that show would have suffered low numbers, poor marketing, and a wishy washy time slot.

But Unbreakable just feels right on Netflix: the quirkiness, the great diversity (seriously- a strong female lead, a gay black lead, gentrification jokes, an Asian love interest, etc.), rapid pace jokes that lend itself to repeat viewings, and the onslaught of YouTube generation humor. (Just a side note, Netflix’s big success stories are House of Cards and Orange is the New Black… it needed something just a touch more light hearted.)

And let’s be honest. I don’t know about you but pretty much all of my Parks & Rec and 30 Rock viewing happened on Netflix. Other than the series finales, those shows found their home on Netflix and Hulu. Unbreakable is just skipping a step and beaming right into the Cable Cutters’ eye balls.

So thank you Netflix for filling Parks and Rec’s gaping hole in my soul. However… I now hate you for creating a new void as I wait anxiously for Unbreakable’s second season.