Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Review: Resident Advisors

As a college student, sometimes you just need to get away from all the stress that is college.  And what better way to take a break from studying (finals are soon.  EEEEKKK) than watching a funny TV show about the RA's in a new dorm?  This series is co-written by Taylor Jenkins Reid (she's an author and we reviewed her book last year) and is produced by Elizabeth Banks (who makes a funny appearance in the series!).  I decided to look into this series since I am familiar with both of their work and I also think it's pretty neat when authors do big things (well writing a book is pretty big all on its own!).  Plus, sometimes you just need a laugh.  

This series is set in a "typical" dorm in the Silicon Valley and features the resident advisors and the students that live there.  Somehow I started with the second episode first (without realizing it) and was a little confused.  Unfortunately I did not realize my mistake until after the fact.  Soooo, I had to watch the first episode after I watched the second and continue on with the rest.  This series offers a lot of laughs as the new director (who sometimes is just a glorified babysitter of adult children) of the dorm navigates through all the chaos of college life.  There are some funny jokes (my favorites are about Blink 182 & about the girl who lived in a polygamous compound that discovers Harry Potter) and funny characters to follow (the ex-gf that can't let go...8 years later, the squatter, a dog with a sausage strapped to its back & more!) If you need a new series to binge watch and to lighten the mood from end of the semester papers, studying and preparing for finals, hop on over to Hulu and check this series out.  There are 7 episodes available to view right now!  It's freeeeeeeeee TV people and we all love free right?  

If you want to check out the series just go to Hulu here.  Also, if you want to read about the series a little bit more make sure and read this article.  

 About Taylor Jenkins Reid: Taylor Jenkins Reid is an author, essayist, and TV writer originally from Acton, Massachusetts. She co-wrote Resident Advisors scheduled to premiere on Hulu April 2015. Her debut novel, Forever, Interrupted, was optioned with Dakota Johnson attached to star. Her second book, After I Do, was hailed as a best summer reads by Elle and Shape Magazines. Her third book, Maybe In Another Life, will be out in July 2015. In addition to her novels, Taylor's essays have appeared in the Los Angeles TimesThe Huffington Post, xoJane, and a number of other blogs. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alex, and their dog, Rabbit.

Follow her on Twitter, because is is pretty hilarious!

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