Essential Media List

Friday Night Lights

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This is one of my all time favorite television series. I have watched it so many times, yet I never seem to get tired of it. The show follows a football coach’s endeavors to make his team(s) the best, while having a profound impact on their lives. I would have to say this is an essential because it has influenced me in various ways, from the way I perceive people, football and my personality. I find this show to be uplifting and somewhat realistic, so if you’re looking for wholesome, grounded, morally fueled show I’d encourage you to check out Friday Night Lights.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_Night_Lights_(TV_series)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ-iijn0HpU

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758745/?ref_=nv_sr_1

 

8tracks

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8tracks is a site full of “user-curated playlists consisting of at least 8 tracks” (Wikipedia). This site is great because it allows you to individualize playlists. I love music and have made plenty of playlists on this site, so I can say on a first hand how exciting it is when others listen and like your playlists. It’s also a great place for unknown artists to make a name for themselves.

http://8tracks.com

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8tracks.com

http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexandrawilson1/2016/06/15/millennial-music-platform-8tracks-launches-11m-equity-crowdfunding/#61a9078d5c57

 

The Kings of Summer

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In terms of movies this is one of my favorites. I’ve seen it plenty of times and even did a project on it. It is an uncommon take on a coming of age story, where three boys run away in order to assert their independence. I specifically love this film because of the different camera shots and the use of the nature. I realized that I appreciated this film so much more after I learned all the behind the scenes elements.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLnAiVI4R2Q

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kings_of_Summer

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2179116/

 

Tumblr

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Tumblr for me is a place where I can express my feelings and thoughts through what I reblog. Similarly to wordpress, it is a place where I can express myself completely and call it my little corner of the Internet. I think this is a good way for people to find out more about others because everything is personal and individualized.

https://www.tumblr.com

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tumblr

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m-e4PgiVfM

 

The 1975

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I love music and this is one of my favorite bands. They are an indie-pop band from the UK that has recently started to garner more fans. I think a big reason that I like I like the idea of loving a band that was is so underrated and unknown. My opinion on them has not changed yet it’s hard to fight my instinct to not like something mainstream. I also consider myself a big lyric person, and by this I mean that I place a big emphasis on lyrics because that’s where I think all the emotion is.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_1975

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bimd2nZirT4

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/earshot/uk-newcomers-1975-making-madchester-598429