Best Three Things About Jem and the Holograms

For those of you that didn’t grow up in the 1980s, you were deprived of one amazing animated series Jem and the Holograms.   It came out recently on DVD in 2011 and has now been included on Netflix.  It’s simply great (and truly outrageous).

Jem and the Holigrams was like a soap opera for kids and pre-teens.   It had music, romance, action, drama and comedy.  It was like Glee but 1980s style and animated.  It had great characters – Jem/Jerrica, her sister Kimber and the other Holograms, The Misfits, and of course Synergy.  It had the ability to keep you coming back for more – week after week, even when it focused all on Glitter and Gold Jem, it was still worth watching.  Now as I watch, some parts were cheesy but it’s still fun to watch.  I even remembered some of the songs which was crazy but also fun to sing along with. To be honest,  I even have the theme song on my iPod and everytime I hear it, I smile (and of course sing along)…Glamour and Glitter, Fashion and Fame, oohhh….This show made me want to be a superstar!

My obsession about the show after all these years should leave no doubt that it would make it into my blog.  There are so many best things about this show but I’ve narrowed it down to three.

1.  The Songs

2.  The Characters – especially Jem (she was my favorite)

3.  The Outfits

For those of you that did watch the show, you know what I’m taking about.  Songs like: Deception (Jem & the Holograms); Click/Clash  (Jem & the Holograms and The Misfits); Glitter ‘n Gold (Jem & the Holograms); I Got My Eye on You (Jem & the Holograms); and Makin’ Mischief (The Misfits).  There are so many others.  The songs in this show really made the show.

The characters, and there were many of them.  Jem/Jerrica, Rio (her love interest), the Holograms, the Misfits – Pizzazz, Roxy, Stormer, The Singers and Synergy – just to name a few.  I loved watching all of them.  Their stories, love interests and the awesome colored hair they all had.  Seriously Jem pulled off pink hair, Aja with Blue hair, Stormer with dark blue.  It was great.

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The final thing that I thought was the best about Jem was the outfits.  They were crazy, all over the place but so very cool to a young girl watching.  One of the great things was that if you had one of the dolls, they actually sold the outfits that they wore on the show.

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And for the others out there who are fans, here is an awesome Jem Mix! Enjoy

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Best Three 80s Movies

Like millions of people out there I was unfortunate enough to catch a cold. I was feeling miserable and spent the day curled up on my sofa with Netflix.While lying there, full of precription drugs, I put together my best 3 80s movies – and here they are.

1. Sixteen Candles

2. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

3. The Goonies

In this case, there are alot of honorable mentions such as Dirty Dancing, Weird Science, The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Top Gun.

Sixteen Candles is my number one choice.  It has everything – romance, comedy, drama.  It’s a movie that you can never get tired of watching and let’s face it, Jake Ryan is still hot (even in 2012) and he picked her!    There is so much good that I can say about it but I won’t bore you.

      

As for my other two choices, they are the movies that I remember most.  They are filled with great characters, scenes and just what I think a best 3 movie should be made of.