Wow, it’s been over a year since I made a post here! That’s gotta change. Lord knows I usually always have something to say! LOL.
So here is a little something I decided I wanted to share with everyone…
The 50 Shades of Grey Podcast that cleared my head
I’m a huge fan of FSOG, I won’t deny it.
I had heard about it a while ago, but I didn’t decide to delve into the FSOG world until I saw an episode of Dr. Oz. The whole show was dedicated to it. So that’s when I decided to check it out.
I have a good amount of books in my own personal library, but I found that over the past few years I have gone toward audiobooks. Listening to them is a great way to change up the monotony of listening to music as I work. So I downloaded the FSOG books. I didn’t even wait until I finished the first one to decide if I would get the others, I just did.
I found myself listening to them before work as I got ready, during work, AND before bed as I was playing computer games to lull me to sleep. I couldn’t get enough! I listened to them again and again for about 4 rounds of each book. Some of my friends would ask me why I listened to them so many times. All I could say was, “I like them.”
It wasn’t until recently that I REALLY thought about why I liked the books so much. Why these were the books I went back to between other series or books I downloaded. I was pretty baffled to be honest. I noticed that I always wanted to slap Ana. I just got annoyed with her for some reason. How she wouldn’t stop about Christian’s looks. We get it! He’s hot! Give it a rest! I rolled my eyes a lot over those parts. I got frustrated with how she was always worried about if Christian would approve of things she said or did. Ugh! And all that obsessing she did over Christian’s past with “Mrs. Robinson”. Personally, I thought that situation sucked – “Mrs. Robinson” should have known better. I did get annoyed at Christian at times because of his stalkerish tendencies. – Okay… why the hell do I keep listening OVER AND OVER if I was just finding all these things that made me want to pull my hair out?! WHY? WHY? WHY?!!
I couldn’t come up with anything.
Then I found out that they were making it into a movie! Yay! So I made sure I set my Google Alerts to tell me all the info about the making of it. And I even started to talk about it on the podcast I do with my friend, Gimpy.
One day I got an alert about a FSOG podcast. I KNEW I MUST LISTEN! It is relatively new, so I was only 6 episodes behind. The thing that really drew me to the alert was that they were going to have male fans of FSOG on the podcast to discuss their points of view about the books. Very cool! But I have to start from the beginning. I’m just one of those kinds of people.
So, I started listening to the “50 Shades Fan Podcast”. I was very impressed! It wasn’t just a bunch of girls doing the fangirling thing – squeeling and what-have-you. It’s hosted by a lovely lady, who I have emailed several times and tweeted with since hearing of the podcast, named Crissy. She brings in several of her fellow 50 Shades fans to discuss the books and the movies. Women, and even men, of all ages, races, religions and the like bring their views to the table. Very awesome.
As I listen to the downloaded podcasts, still trying to catch up, I hear them talk in-depth about each character and most situations, and I find myself seeing it all differently. It’s like seeing someone you’ve known for a while in a whole new light. They’ve brought to my attention some things that I never really noticed before, because I was ready to pull my hair out. I find Ana less annoying now, and see that I have a lot in common with her. I see her relationship with Kate differently as well. Let’s just say that I see a lot differently, and will probably see more as the podcasts go on.
I just wanted to thank Crissy and her cohorts for this great podcast. For opening my eyes up and clearing my head! All in an entertaining way! LOL.
If you haven’t found this little gem of a podcast, I suggest you go give it a listen. The ladies are really fun to listen to and you can tell they have a genuine passion for the series.
50 Shades Fan Podcast website: www.blogtalkradio.com/fsogfanpodcast
And if you’d like to check out the podcast I am a part of, you can go to www.gimpyandteapot.com.