ORIGINALS: Netflix Style

I'm sure that by now most of you have heard the stellar news that our tireless leader, and captain of this pirate ship, has a new show that just premiered on Netflix. As you can imagine, we are all beyond elated for him, and as a result, we are in full- swing Netflix-obsession mode. Many of us misfits were already drinking that streaming Kool-Aid, but now we are completely red-lipped and hooked. With that said, I thought it would be an amusing exercise to ask the folks that help make up this extraordinary company, that is PLG, what their favorite original Netflix series is, besides ‘STAY HERE', of course…

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FINAL FRIDAY: Scott Shriner (Bassist Of WEEZER) Interview

It’s yet again the final Friday of the month and incidentally my favorite day.  The whiff of new beginnings and possibilities hangs excitedly in the air, to make the kick-off of the weekend that much sweeter.  This one feels particularly hopeful with the sweat of summer on us like a tailgater, but really because of this stellar interview to send us off into the leisurely days ahead.  I bet you are all wondering how I managed to pull this one off?  Trust me, I’m wondering the same, and consider myself one fortunate fan. 

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BRITISH SPOTLIGHT: The World Cup Of Actresses

Coming off the heels of that devastating loss by England in the semi-finals of the World Cup, I thought it only natural to dedicate a post to that sceptered Isle.  I know our fearless PLG Captain Peter Lorimer (who hails from the industrial North of the UK), and Megan Markle (now a Duchess across the pond), are also feeling the pangs of defeat, so this goes out to them as well.  Chin up England, in America every place gets a trophy.  You’re still winners to us. 


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HELLO JUNE: A Summer Movie Guide

Summer seems to be a little late to the party this year.  Its arrival feels like it will be on par with that acquaintance who is the last to show up to your party, but also the last to leave.  He polishes off the wine and chomps the last of the hand-mashed guacamole, but he was also the life of the get-together, so you’re blue to see him go.  If he were there any longer though, you probably wouldn’t have such cozy feelings and rethink the missing Merlot!


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NETFLIX RECOMMENDS: What They Say About You

I’ll start by admitting that I am a sucker for chill quizzes crafted to help you get to know your innermost self a bit more intimately.  I’m the kind of person that panics during multiple-choice questionnaires.  “How would you rate your experience of customer service based on a scale of 1-5?  (5 being completely satisfied). “  What does that mean exactly?  I need more variables, more specifics to formulate my answer.  Let me think, “it was a pleasant enough exchange, but maybe it could have been better?  It also could have been worse?  4.3.”  Oh God, only round numbers.  That’s not an option! 

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TRAILERS ON TRIAL

I don’t envy the movie trailer makers in this town.  Out of an average of 110 minutes of plot, they need to pluck, cut and splice together about 2 that clearly depict the logline.  Success seems dubious at best.  They need to weave the stickiest of webs to trap viewers’ curiosity enough that they’ll eventually buy a ticket to see the full story.  Silk spinning is no joke.  Just because you have spinnerets it doesn’t mean your web is trapping a fly.  It’s all about the pattern and adhesion.  Of course there is a basic effective formula, like in many artistic endeavors, but it’s not a template plug-in type situation. 

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I CAN'T QUIT THINKING ABOUT YOU: A List Of Episodes

As an already self-proclaimed TV addict, my turn around time for binging and then forgetting shows is faster than the average user, I fear.  I have a natural tendency to love ‘em and leave ‘em.  There are just so many options, so many delicious flavors.  I feel like life is just one big Tinder.  If the first 15 minutes of a show are pretty great, but I don’t feel like they could be the one, I don’t fret or sit and wonder if maybe I should give it a chance, I just jump ship.  Another figurative swipe left.  I used to look for potential.  Now I look for impossible perfection.  I do grapple with this.  I mutter in my subconscious, “What happened to commitment and sticking it out and compromise?” The answer…  One-click shopping!    

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FINAL FRIDAY: Diablo Cody Feature Interview

This is a special one, folks.  Though the interview portion isn’t quite The Odyssey, the road leading up to it certainly is.  I’ll condense and fast-forward, don’t worry. Many moons ago I was in search of a new job and sent my resume to a friend at a production company, who then submitted me for a position he’d heard whispers about (“A-list Writer Needs Assistant”)… 

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THE PERFECT PLAY: Work Edition

Over here at The PLG we take what we choose to fill our ears and brains with during the workday quite seriously, so building a perfect playlist is tricky business!  You can’t just throw something together willy-nilly like you would for a backyard soiree with pals, mimosa-fueled brunch or last-minute Vegas adventure.  Everything feels fine in those situations.  Work mixes get a tad more hairy to concoct.  You have to dig deep, in terms of setting a mood and sustaining the right amount of energy until closing.   It’s like running a marathon.  You don’t just show up wearing Converse drinking an orange juice.  Sneakers and liquid.  That seems almost right, but really it’s just not right at all!

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