Guest Post: So Scandaloussssssss

Scandal has always been a fave, literally from the very first season. Not only is the lead character Kerry Washington, one of my fave actresses but also because the storyline itself is always a thrill. This show is a series about a woman “fixer” who helps political figures with calamitous issues. Not to mention, this fixer is having an affair with the President of the United States, Fitz Gerald. This show alternates from romantic scenes to severe altercations basically hitting every single one of your emotions and being able to fulfill your television needs.Screen Shot 2018-04-25 at 2.43.28 AM

One of the most satisfying factors of Scandal in my opinion is the location in which the show takes place, Washington DC. Being that I currently attend Howard University in Washington I feel somewhat connected to the show simply because of the relative area. When I am going from place to place around DC daily, especially around the National Mall and near the White House, it always makes me feel like I am apart of the show. Not to mention, Scandal Twitter is crazy. I can always count on other “Gladiators” to fill me in on the action as the show is happening. Even the official Scandal account itself participated in live tweeting. Scandal by far, is one of my favorite shows and I can’t believe even after six seasons, it is still so interesting to watch.

 

~ Art Meets World – Danae D.

My Favorite Netflix n’ Trill Gear?

@SHOBSCRUB @SHOPSCRUB @SHOPSCRUB

Follow this incredible line of clothing on Instagram #STAT. Her clothes are not only comfy, they’re stylish AF. Who said you have to sacrifice comfort for style? NOT I! My Scrub sweatshirt is one of my favoriteeee things to wear  whether I’m in fuzzy socks and Netflix n’ chillin (/trillin) or stiletto booties and going out for dinner.

The designer is Isabel Novarro-Laurent, a 21 year old Howard student, currently studying abroad in Spain (follow her fabulous lifestyle on Instagram @isabellaurent). She hand-stitches her designs onto clothes she personally thrifts. And let me tell you – they are #PAWPPIN. Although her inventory typically sells out within days (yea, that type of poppin), she restocks every season – so get em while they’re hot!

www.shopscrub.biz

 

 

Special Edition: Grammys 2018

“Real music doesn’t always win Grammys.”

TRUUUUUUUUUUUU. When I tell you I’m sick – I’m sick to my stomach. Sick to my core. Sicki Minaj. But unsurprised. Actually, I’m almost positive I predicted the results of this year’s Grammy’s about 4 months ago. And you know what? I WAS RIGHT.

Disappointed

Because the formula literally never changes. They give all the smaller hip hop awards to the most radio-popular song and dust over music that really made people talk/think. I.e. Kendrick “Humble’s” consistent win over Jay-Z and “The Story of OJ”. But again, am I surprised? Of course not. I.e. Last year’s winners.

Drake’s “Hotline Bling” over “Freedom” with Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar

Drake’s “Hotline Bling” over Kanye’s “Famous” AND “Ultra Light Beam”

Chance’s “The Coloring Book” over Kanye’s “Life of Pablo” (okay, this one’s a little more biased, but you get the point)

Now once you get to the big awards, you’d assume this song wins right? At least once? NOPE.

2014’s Song of the Year “Royals” by Lorde

2015’s Song of the Year “Stay with Me” by Sam Smith

2016’s Song of the Year “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran

2017’s Song of the Year “Hello” by Adele

Soooo as you can see, the major awards at the Grammy’s are always won by mediocre *whispers* white people. Well okay, mediocre is a stretch. But white people with over-played songs nonetheless. And with that, I was able to predict the 2018 Song of the Year winner: Bruno with “That’s What I Like.”

Now is he white? No

And is he average? By no standards.

BUT as a virtually meaningless radio song, OF COURSE, it would win over competition like “4:44” and for the album of the year (which Bruno also won) “Awaken, My Love!” by Childish Gambino, “4:44” by Jay-Z, and “HUMBLE.” by Kendrick Lamar.

So will I ever watch the Grammy’s again? Probably not. But will I be predicting winners for cold hard cash. Probably. (Probably not – isn’t that illegal).

With that trillists, I bid you adieu. AND STOP WATCHING THE GRAMMY’S!

 

In Peace & Power,

Netflix n Trill

*Disclaimer: all of this is purely my own opinion. Offended? Unhappy? Please see our complaints drop-off (there is none)*