Pop Culture Pleasures

If you’re like me, and are celebrating early for the end of a busy and stressful week, I’ve created a list of some ideas to help you kick back and relax with the help of my favorite categories in pop culture.  This list is a compliation of my favorite T.V. shows, movies, books, and music that are all proven (by yours truly) to get the mind off any stressors in life; so take a peek and don’t forget to grab the popcorn, hot tea, or wine on your way out!


Favorite T.V. Shows:

– Guilty Pleasures:

  • Gossip Girl
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • Laguna Beach (Season 1 and 2)
  • The O.C.
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Greys Anatomy
  • Glee
  • Sex and the City

– Scary/Dramas:

  • American Horror Story (VERY SCARY and provocative but I’m into that kind of thing)
  • Lost
  • Alias
  • Revenge
  • True Blood
  • Game of Thrones
  • Pretty Little Liars

– Just too damn funny:

  • New Girl
  • Modern Family
  • Orange is the New Black
  • Girls

Favorite Movies:

– Romance Classics:

  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Titanic
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Romeo and Juliet (Leo DiCaprio version)

– Series Addictions:

  • Star Wars
  • Harry Potter
  • Lord of the Rings

– Psycho Thrillers:

  • Donnie Darko
  • Fight club
  • Vanilla Sky

– Musical Dramas:

  • Moulin Rouge
  • Rent
  • Rock of Ages

– Documentaries:

  • Art of Flight
  • Planet Earth series
  • Blackfish

– Others:

  • Almost Famous
  • Blue Crush
  • Pineapple Express
  • Step Up
  • Bridesmaids


  • Harry Potter series – J.K. Rowling
  • Life of Pi – Yann Martel
  • To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  • Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  • The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  • On the Road – Jack Kerouac
  • The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
  • All of Chelsea Handler’s books (hilarious) – Chelsea Handler


  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • John Mayer
  • Katy Perry
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Rihanna
  • Blink-182
  • Ed Sheeran
  • One Republic
  • Snow Patrol
  • The Fray
  • Beyonce
  • Band of Horses
  • Coldplay
  • Rebelution

…and honestly (and kinda sadly) there a TON more that I love in each of these categories since I’m a huge pop culture buff and quite the closeted nerd.  I hope you check out some of the things on my list as it’s always beneficial to open your mind to new things!  Enjoy!


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