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The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns premieres on Lifetime on November 25, 2014 at 10:00 PM (EST) / 9:00 PM (CST)

 

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I am not catholic, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t respect priests and nuns. In fact I am very impressed by them. I could not imagine giving up everything to serve God.

As odd as it sounds I am fascinated by that sacred world. Most people don’t get to see what goes on “behind the scenes” and the process one must go through in order to become a full fledged nun. I’m pretty sure it’s NOT like it appears in the film The Sound of Music.

A new series premiering on Lifetime explores the lives of five young women and their decision to join the sisterhood of nuns. The series is appropriately called The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns. It airs on Lifetime on November 25, 2014 at 10:00 PM (EST) / 9:00 PM (CST).

The all-new groundbreaking Lifetime® seriesThe Sisterhood (#Sisterhood) follows five young women who are considering the life-changing decision of taking religious vows to become Catholic nuns. For the first time ever, cameras were granted access to three convents* where the women live and work together alongside nuns during the discernment phase, the process wherein they decide if they want to formally continue on their holy path.

In observance of the sacred vows of chastity, poverty and obedience, they leave behind everything they have come to love – boyfriends, family members and all their worldly possessions – to see if they have what it takes to become servants of the church and brides of Christ.

There are five young women in this series. Who will join the sisterhood and who will have second thoughts?

Christie, 27, from Glendale, California, likes to rock out with her country music band while still following all the traditional tenets of the church.

Claire, 26, a parish music minister from Joliet, Illinois, was homeschooled throughout her childhood in a devout Catholic home.

Eseni, 23, a former beauty queen and aspiring model from the Bronx, rebelled against the church as a teen but has returned to Catholicism in search of her true calling.

Francesca, 21, is a recent graduate and die-hard believer from New Jersey who struggles with church positions on hot-button issues.

Stacey, 26, is a lifelong Catholic who lives in New York and has traveled throughout the country, performing in musical theater.

None of these ladies strike me as being a typical “candidate” for the sisterhood. It will be interesting to see how their stories unfold as they spend six weeks at a convent.

I’m looking forward to getting an inside peek at a convent too. So little is known about what goes on behind those closed doors.

Here is a sneak peek at the series.

 

For more information visit their official Lifetime webpage – The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns. You can also check out Lifetime on social media.

The official hastag for the series is #TheSisterhood.

What do you think about the series? Will you be tuning in? Feel free to share your thoughts.

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Kimberly

*I have partnered with Lifetime to bring you this information. Although compensated the opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Star Wars – The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions now available on Blu-ray

 

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I’m very excited for the new Star Wars film which is expected to land in theaters in December 2015. I’m sure the film is going to create a whole new generation of Star Wars fans.

I am a life long Star Wars fan. I saw the original film, Star Wars: The New Hope, in the theater when it was first released. I’ve been a fan every since.

Have you seen the series Star Wars: The Clone Wars yet? It’s an animated series based on the Star Wars series. I watched many episodes from the series. I admit I was not a die hard fan of the series where I couldn’t miss an episode, but I did watch them as often as I could. I think they gave a lot of insight and background to the stories Star Wars fans know and love. It also helped give some insight into the characters and their background stories.

I honestly thought the series had ended. I didn’t know that the Cartoon Network “pulled the plug” on the series. I wonder why?

What remained were 13 episodes that were already created. Instead of letting the episodes get locked away in a cabinet some where the show’s creator opted to put the remaining episodes on Blu-ray for fans to enjoy.

These remaining episodes (seen by some as Season 6) are available on Netflix. It was the only place you could see them until now. Now the Lost Missions episodes are available on Blu-ray and DVD.

Even though I missed a lot of the episodes I still wanted to see these formerly “unseen” episodes. I was curious to not only learn more about the beloved characters and story line, but I also wanted to see if they gave any kind of a hint about what Star Wars 7 is about.

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The animation for this series is awesome. It’s not your typical “kiddie” animation with cutesy characters and bright colors. It’s more of a grown up type of cartoon although children can enjoy this as well (not little ones because some of the characters can be scary and the fight scenes might be too intense).

The quality is excellent, most especially because it’s on Blu-ray.

The story line is awesome. As I said, this is not a “kiddie” show. The stories and situations are more complex and intense then an episode of the Mickey Mouse Club. :-)

It would help if you have seen earlier Star Wars: Clone Wars episodes before watching The Lost Missions. You CAN still enjoy the episodes without seeing previous episodes, but you would understand things better and appreciate the episodes more if you know what led up to them.

True fans of the series will want to pick up a copy of Star Wars: Clone Wars so that you can see where the series was meant to leave off – not what was seen on television.

There are some bonus features on the Blu-ray including four additional story reels – “A Death on Utapau,” “In Search of the Crystal,” “Crystal Crisis” and “The Big Bang.” There is also an interesting documentary about the entire series which gives viewers and fans some insight into how this series was brought to life. I always find these “background” stories interesting. It makes you appreciate the show much more when you know what went on behind the scenes to bring it to life.

Look for Star Wars – Clone Wars: The Lost Missions where ever Blu-rays are sold.

Have you seen the series before? What do you think about it? Have you seen the Lost Missions?

Here is a clip for your enjoyment.

 

 

Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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The Middle’s Thanksgiving episode airs Wednesday, November 19, 2014

 

Photo Source: The Middle's Facebook page

Photo Source: The Middle’s Facebook page

I love The Middle. I have loved the series ever since I saw the first episode. In fact, I was sent a screener of the premier episode so I was fortunate to see the show before it ever aired. I loved it the very first episode. I love everything about the series and the characters. I was even lucky enough to visit the set of The Middle and meet all of the cast members, except Sue. I hope to one day meet Sue (Eden Sher).

Every year The Middle has a Thanksgiving episode. There was the episode where Frankie had to work at the car dealership and had to keep re-arranging her holiday plans to accommodate everyone and everything. There was another episodes where the Heck family went to spend Thanksgiving at Frankie’s parent’s house with her sister’s family. And there was another Thanksgiving episode where the Heck family offers to share their holiday meal with a couple of U.S. Marine’s and Frankie goes all out trying to impress them.

This year there is a new Thanksgiving episode which airs on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EST). Please check your local TV guide from air time and channel for your area. The Middle is on ABC.

This year Frankie decides it’s easier to go out to dinner rather than cook at home, especially when their house is falling apart. Mike is a bit reluctant but thinks Frankie might be on to something.

The Heck family have plans to have their holiday meal at a their favorite restaurant, King’s Feast Buffet (it has a Medieval look and feel to it). Mike is looking forward to enjoying a lot of turkey.

PHOTO SOURCE: The Middle's Facebook page

PHOTO SOURCE: The Middle’s Facebook page

Sue is worried that Mike has something against her boyfriend Darrin. So plans on using Thanksgiving dinner as a way to make Mike like her boyfriend.

Brick plans on bringing along his new girlfriend, the quirky Cindy along with the family.

Frankie asks Axel to pick up her hairdresser’s cousin’s niece who attends school near Axel. She’s asked Axel to meet up with the girl several times in the past but Axel always brushes it off. The girl, Devin Levin, is a lot like Axel when he first meets her but after spending the holiday meal with her he finds that he’s attracted to her.

This all sounds good but you have to keep one thing in mind – It’s the Heck family. You know their Thanksgiving is not going to go smoothly. Something always happens to mess things up. I don’t want to give anything away but let’s just say it involves an arcade game, turkey and an accidental birthday celebration.

This episode didn’t fail to make us laugh out loud. It’s just one crazy thing after another which is what we love about the Heck family. No matter what goes wrong they always find a way to see the positive in the situation.

If you are a fan of The Middle, or you are looking for some fun entertainment, tune in to the Thanksgiving episode of The Middle airing on ABC Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EST). Remember to check your local guide for air time and channel in your area.

To learn more about The Middle visit their official webpage on the ABC website. You can also check out The Middle on Facebook and Twitter. Their official hashtag is #TheMiddle.

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Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Join me for another truTV #FakeOff Twitter party on Monday, November 17th (Prizes!)

 

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Last week I hosted a Twitter party for truTV’s new reality show Fake Off. The conversation was really flowing and it seemed like everyone enjoyed themselves. I was also able to give away some American Express gift cards to some of the attendees.

The Twitter party was such a success I was asked to host another one for this coming Monday (November 17, 2014). This time my blogging friend Colleen from Shibley Smiles will be co-hosting the Twitter party with me.

We “live tweet” throughout the show which airs on truTV at 10:00 PM (EST) / 9:00 PM (CST). Please check with your local TV guide for the channel.

We’ll also be giving away FOUR (4) $50.00 American Express (AMEX) gift cards throughout the Twitter party. Yeah!

If you have not seen the show yet, Fake Off is a entertaining reality show were dance teams have to re-create specific themes that are given to them (without prior knowledge of the theme). They have to create a dance routine based on the theme. They are allowed to use puppets and special effects too.

Some of the themes thus far include reality shows, game shows, action and adventure, horror movies, romantic movies and the Winter Olympics.

Could YOU create a dance routine for a game show or Winter Olympic theme? I sure couldn’t.

These teams are very creative and have amazing skills.

The teams are judged by a panel of judges to see who goes on to compete next week and who will experience their last curtain call.

The show is hosted by Robert Hoffman (Step Up 2). The competition is judged by three judges – Chilli (from the group TLC), designer Michael Curry (Broadway’s Lion King) and Harry Shum Jr. (Glee).

Check out this video from the show to see just how amazing the dance teams are.

 

I hope you will join me and Colleen on Monday night for another fun #FakeOff Twitter party.

Below are the details.

truTV Fake Off Twitter Party

Date: Monday, November 17, 2014

Time: 10:00 PM (EST) / 9:00 PM (CST)

Hashtag: #FakeOff

Twitter Hosts: @She_Scribes and @ShibleySmiles

Also Attending: @truTV

Prizes: (4) $50 Amex gift cards

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Kimberly

*I have partnered with Fake Off to bring you this information. Although compensated the opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in anyway. 

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Mark your calendars to tune in to Aaliyah, The Princess of R&B at 8:00 PM (EST/PST) on November 15, 2014

 

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I wanted to give readers a gentle reminder to mark their calendars to turn into the the made for television movie, Aaliyah, The Princess of R&B which will be airing at 8:00 PM (EST/PST) on Lifetime. Please check your local TV guide for the channel.

In case you missed my original post you can read it here – Gone too soon… Celebrate the life of Aaliyah on November 15, 2014. Please note that the $150 gift card giveaway is over and the winner has been selected. 

The two-hour movie, executively produced by Howard Braunstein, Debra Martin Chase and Wendy Williams and staring the multi-talented actress and singer/songwriter Alexandra Shipp, follows the beautiful and talented performer’s inspirational journey.  From her debut on Star Search at the age of ten, the challenges she faced during her rise to become the Princess of R&B and the legacy she left behind, Aaliyah continues to be one of the most successful artists in the recording industry and was named Billboard’s tenth most famous R&B artists of the past 25 years.

Here is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.

 

It’s a shame that she died so young. She died in a plane accident in the Bahamas on August 25, 2001. She was only 22 years old. Imagine what she could have done in the music industry if she was still alive? I think she would have crossed over to feature films too just like other artists have (Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, Tim McGraw…).

I’ll be live tweeting throughout the film using the hashtag #AaliyahMovie. My Twitter handle is @She_Scribes in case you want to join e and share in some conversation about the film. I hope you’ll join me! :-)

Were you a fan of Aaliyah (or are you still a fan)? Do you have a favorite Aaliyah song? Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.

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Kimberly

*I am working with Lifetime Television to promote this film. Although compensated the opinions expressed are my own and  not influenced in any way. 

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Ancient Aliens: The Complete Series now available on DVD

 

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I have always been fascinated by the mysteries that surround us. Even as a young girl I would sit in total “awe” watching the television series In Search Of. The show explored things like the Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot, UFOs and other unexplained things.

My husband jokes with me all the time that I should have been a lawyer because I ask a lot of questions and I am not fully satisfy with the answers.

I’m a curious person by nature. I think that is why I am so drawn to the History Channel series Ancient Aliens.

Have you seen the series before? It’s on often. Now it appears on the H2 Channel.

The series began in 2010 and is not on season 7.

Today (November 11, 2014) the entire six seasons are now available in one set – Ancient Aliens: The Complete Series from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

From over 10,000 years of the most credible evidence unearthed, we’ll explore the ancient and mysterious, from sacred relics, artifacts and wall carvings to technologies, places and lore, all in a search for the humankind’s origins and even the secrets of the universe. New interpretations of ancient texts reveal new historical possibilities: Were ancient gods really aliens? Was Satan really humanity’s ally in the Bible? This groundbreaking HISTORY® series on H2® also uncovers the alien dimension within secret codes, deadly cults, mega-disasters and plagues; alien connections to dinosaurs, NASA and even the Third Reich; and considers time travel, underwater UFO activity, ancient martian civilizations, the possibility that some children have alien DNA — and if you can believe it, much more. Experience the trip of a lifetime (or many) in this mother of all gift sets.

The six series are spread out over 23 discs which include 12 episodes from season six that have not been seen on DVD before. In all there are 82 episodes with a run time just over 68 hours.

I have the set. I was super excited when it was sent to me to review.

I missed the first couple of seasons of the series. I never watched the History Channel so I never knew the series even existed. If I did I would have watched it from it’s inception.

I just started watching the series from the beginning. It’s going to take a long time to watch all 68+ hours of the DVD collection. Right now I have been watching 1-2 episodes at a time. Eventually I will make my way through every disc.

I have seen repeats of Ancient Aliens on television. Its great to see episodes I have never seen before.

It was fun to see the original episode (episode one from season one). It touched up something that has always fascinated me – the giant statues on Easter Island. The episode also explored the Nazca lines and drawings in Peru and the great pyramids.

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Visiting the Great Pyramids is on my “Bucket List”. There are actually a few episodes that visit the pyramids and explore alien connections. I don’t recall the title of the episode but there is one that suggests electricity was used to light the tunnels in the pyramids based on drawings and evidence that was found there. How fascinating is that?

The second episode explores ancient text that suggests “flying machines” (space crafts?) and examines theories that could explain how megaliths (giant rocks – like the kind found Stonehenge) could be cut with such precision when only (supposedly) simple tools were available to the people at that time.

With each episode I a left scratching my head. It makes me think about things and question my beliefs.

The series features different scientist and others from around the world who share their thoughts, experiences and findings. These people are professors in Archaeology, Anthropology, Art History, Astronomy, Religious Studies, Engineering, History and others. These are well educated people who are respected in their fields and among their peers. These are not a bunch of theorists who get together on the weekend to make up wild and crazy stories.

Even my cynical husband who doesn’t believe in the possibility of extra terrestrial life on other planets is often heard going “humm…” (in a questionable tone of voice) when he watches the show with me. You can tell that the show touches upon something that even he questions.

I think anyone, even those who truly don’t believe there is a possibility of life on other planets, might find themselves a bit fascinated by the things the show finds – possible evidence from around the world.

Puma Punku - PHOTO SOURCE: Wiki Commons

Puma Punku – PHOTO SOURCE: Wiki Commons

Seriously… how can you look at the structures found at Puma Punku? If you are not familiar with that place, Google it. Or even just Google images from Puma Punku. There are stones there that weigh over 100 TONS that were from quarries 60 miles a way. How did primitive get those massive stones up a mountain to Puma Punku. And how were people using nothing more than rocks to chisel with cut out such intricate designs that rival that work a laser would do?

It blows my mind!

If you are a fan of the show you’ll want to pick up this collection so that you can catch up on episodes you missed and enjoy your favorite episodes over and over again.

If you have someone on your holiday shopping list who enjoys the show, or who is fascinated by the “unknown”, this collection would make a fantastic gift.

Look for Ancient Aliens: The Complete Series where ever DVDs are sold.

Are you a fan of the show? Do you believe in the possibility of life on other planets? Feel free to share your thoughts.

Puma Punku PHOTO SOURCE: Wiki Commons

Puma Punku PHOTO SOURCE: Wiki Commons

Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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