Review # 1

So in today’s blog I like to discuss Netflix’s original series Black Mirror. I’ve been watching it since season one and season four just came out.

If you enjoy shows like the Twilight Zone I recommend this show. It’s full of craziness and futuristic gadgets.  I don’t know what I like about this show so much, but it has this appeal to me that I can’t really stop watching.

Every episode is completely different and the concept that they come up with is even more elaborate then the previous one. I do have to admit some episodes I can’t get over and other episodes I’m glad they’re over haha.

The episode that I just watched in season four really stuck in my mind. The episode is called ‘Hang the DJ.’ It takes place in the future and it’s basically a dating game. They hone in on this particular couple. So what happens is these young people in their twenties have this device and it tells them who they are matched with at the time. Basically it tells them who they have to date and for a limited amount of time.

The guy and girl that the episode is about are matched together in the beginning of the show and they hit it off. They last about twelve hours before the system tells them that its over. They go their separate ways and the system provides them with more relationships. Many of which are just one night stands.

The guy ends up in a relationship that ends up being a year. They both can’t stand each other but they have to be together because if they don’t they will get punished.

During the course of the show they are with other people but then they get matched together again. They are happy and you can tell they are in love with each other. They made a deal to never look at how much time they have left together.

The guy couldn’t help himself after a few days. He didn’t want it to end but he needed to know. So he checks and it said five years. But then there was a malfunction and it cut down the time by a lot. Instead of years its now hours.

He wants to tell the girl but he doesn’t want to hurt her, because ultimately he broke his promise. She knows something is wrong and he ends up telling her. She walks away from him hurt. She was most upset that he broke his promise.

Many relationships later she realizes that she is in love with the guy that hurt her. She hears a ting from her system that she will be matched with her life partner. She asks if he’s the guy and it tells her no. However, she gets to see him one more time.

Before she goes on her date with the guy for the last time. She throws her system into a pool and runs to see him. She is ecstatic to see him and they start kissing. Everyone in the restaurant looks shocked. They only had a minute together. She told him to throw it away so they could be together.

He agreed and got up and they started walking out of the restaurant. The people who were in charge of the system were going to stop them but something happened. Everything and everyone froze. They ran to the wall to climb over it. As they were climbing the whole thing resetted. It was actually a simulation. It then started all over again.

Basically this episode stuck out to me because the concept was so off the wall. It was very futuristic, it made me think if this could really happen.

If you ever get the chance, watch this show! You won’t be disappointed!

That’s all I’m going to say on that. Until next time 🙂

M.

Yahtzee

I can’t believe time flies by so quickly. This is the last week of the show that I’m in. 3 weeks sure comes and goes. I had a wonderful experience and I may do it again. I met a lot of people whom I hope to keep in touch with.

In other news I finally received copies of my first novel Braver Than Yesterday, which can be found on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I’m hoping to have a book signing or possibly selling them in a local bookstore. So please if you haven’t checked it out yet please do so. Also my Facebook page under Melissa Rose Bushey. I’m actually thinking about changing my pen name to Missy Rose. What do you think about that? Is that weird? It’s just a thought. I feel like Melissa Rose Bushey is just too formal. I feel like I need to break it down.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday and my heart and prayers go out to the families of the Manchester victims. It’s simply terrible what is going on in this world. All you need is Love!! Take care of each other! Much love!

M.

 

I’m so excited!!

Hey y’all I know it’s been a little while but I’ve just been so busy. Last night was the opener for the show and it was so great! Everything went off without a hitch. I have 12 more shows to go! I’m really happy I have this wonderful opportunity to do this!

In other news my novel Braver Than Yesterday is also now on Barnes & Noble as well as Amazon so please check it out! My new novel From Within is currently in the editing process. I’ll let you know when that book is coming out!! It’s a very exciting time in my life right now and I have you wonderful people to thank for that. 

Have a happy hump day!

M. 

Almost Show Time..

It’s almost show time! After weeks of rehearsing it’s finally almost here. Starting Tuesday thru the 28th I will grace the stage for this crazy/intense/fun experience. The rehearsals have been going okay for the most part but of course there are some things that are bothering me. For example they put someone who is outrageously huge in front of me. Not that she’s overweight, she’s just really tall. you would think from the directors point of view they would be like, okay that person is way too short to be behind that big person. We mentioned it them but they don’t care. So I guess I’ll deal with it. Other then that it’s going really well.

However I can’t wait to get my time back. I don’t know how actors/actresses do it. All their time is consumed doing this and leaving little to no room for family or friends or a social life. The actors you are performing with become somewhat of a family for that time. You spend all your hours with them.  I think it would be tough after awhile but hey more power to them. That’s what they love and that’s what they’re passionate about. The working for me full time and then rehearsals 6 days a week and fitting the time to write my novel it’s just so time consuming haha but I’m happy! This is a wonderful experience.

In other news my allergies are on the fritz. I have a love/hate relationship with this time of year. It’s warm but everything is growing and pollen is flying everywhere. My eyes constantly burning and watering. My nose is always running and my throat is kinda raw. I’m ready for Summer so we can pass all that. Okay I just wanted to vent with the allergies as someone is mowing the lawn right now next to the window.

Thanks for the support everyone I hope you find my blogs entertaining 🙂

M.

Rehearsal Day

Yesterday was my first rehearsal for the show. It was an experience. We pulled up and parked the car and walked up to the studio and opened the door. The heat whipped me right in the face. I swear it had to be like 95 degrees in the green room and we were forced to stay there for a good 15 mins along with a group of about 30 people. I thought I was going to die. Finally the door opened to the rehearsal room and we all piled in and this room was much cooler (thank God). Every chair was lined up in rows and that was for the ensemble. The chairs in the middle which were shaped like a square, were for the main actors. Our chairs all had folders on them with our names on them so we took a seat and waited for whatever was going to happen next. The director came out and said to us “you need to move your chairs so you can form around the actors” and so we did. After that was finished we sat down and we had to go around the room and introduce ourselves. Then the readings began, now I forgot to mention the asst. director came up to us and assigned some of us parts for the play just for temporary. So we’re sitting there listening to the actors do their lines and they are wonderful. Their accents are spot on and it seemed like they were doing this forever.

An hour flew by and we took a break. We were told to go over to the actual theater which was literally a skip, hop, and a jump. We arrived and there are a lot of people there. There was the cast, the people who run the whole thing and people off the street that dedicate their lives to seeing the shows and meeting the cast. They call this the meet and greet and it was very interesting. I didn’t even know that these things exist. I’m talking to people and it’s enjoyable, I have a glass of wine which made it a little more enjoyable. Then all of a sudden they tell us to go inside the theater and take a seat. The director says a few words and then we’re told to stand up and stand in front of the stage. We had to introduce ourselves to everyone which I was little nervous about but I managed. We did a Q & A session where the crowd could ask questions. 10 minutes later we went back to the rehearsal studio and sat down reading the rest of the script. I’m waiting for my turn to speak and the part never comes. I’m thinking what the hell, I thought they gave us a part. But no nothing of the sort. I was kind of pissed because I sat there for all that time and nothing. I wasn’t expecting a huge part or anything but it was almost like what am I even doing here then. It felt kind of pointless. I guess I’ll find out what happens tonight. We actually have to meet with a dialect coach because we have to learn a British accent. Don’t worry tomorrow I will continue and tell you the details of this experience. I really want to share with all of you.

9 o’clock finally came and we were allowed to depart. I was happy to finally getting out of there, I think I was freaking out all the way home to my mom. Today I’m trying to remain positive and that this will last only for 6 weeks. I have to keep that in mind. It’s just taking a lot of time. Which means no yoga, working out, cleaning my house, etc. I feel like life is put on hold for now until this is over. My writing is even put on hold which I hate to even think about it. It just gives me so much pleasure but in between work and rehearsals I don’t have the time. Anyways I will talk to you all tomorrow about tonight’s adventure.

M.

Yay!

It is with great excitement to let you fine folks know that I got the part! Not sure which part but I’ll be finding out Thursday night when I go there for a workshop. I’m so excited and nervous but more thrilled then anything. I always wanted to experience something like this but never really had the nerve to do it. Thanks to my wonderful mother who pushed me to do it. She’s also in it as well so that makes me super happy. She’s my best friend so who else better to do it with. I feel so proud of myself that I overcame my shyness and stepped out of my comfort zone. When you out your mind to it anything is possible!

Have a great Tuesday!

M. 

Audition part 2

So maybe two weeks ago I had an audition to be in a show and I got a call back! I’m so excited, I’ve never done this before so I don’t know what to expect. I’m assuming when they say call back we have to audition again. I guess I’ll find out this weekend. 

If anyone has any advice please feel free to tell me any! Like I said this is my first time ever experiencing something like this. Very excited though! Have a happy Wednesday!

M.