Hello everyone! I know What to Watch usually focuses on TCM’s programming, but this week I’m going to do something a little bit different. In honor of the impending hallmark holiday, I’ve whipped up a list video: 10 things you may want to watch for Valentine’s Day.
Also, as a bonus, here are a couple of quizzes that Netflix sent on their DVD envelopes, so you can find out which two rom-com characters are most like you:
- How are you most likely to meet someone?
A) Playing beach volleyball
B) Discussing movies
- What do you have most in common with your significant other?
A) Competitive nature
B) You’re both unique
C) Very outgoing
- On a first date, would you rather…?
A) Go for a motorcycle ride
B) Make grilled cheese sandwiches with an iron
C) Meet for coffee
- How do you attract a person of interest?
A) Serenade them
B) Make them laugh
C) Expensive jewelry
MOSTLY A’s: Maverick, Top Gun
MOSTLY B’s: Sam, Benny & Joon
MOSTLY C’s: Holly Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffany’s
- When it comes to relationships, you…?
A) Get cold feet easily
B) Are too cool for school
C) Are unlucky in love
- How do you feel about marriage?
B) Maybe sometime down the road
- How do you like your eggs?
A) Beats me (badum-CH)
B) The greasier, the better
C) With lamb
- What’s the best dating advice you’ve NEVER taken?
A) Be yourself
B) Avoid peer pressure
C) Date for you, not for your parents
MOSTLY A’s: Maggie Carpenter, Runaway Bride
MOSTLY B’s: Danny Zuko, Grease
MOSTLY C’s: Toula Portokalos, My Big Fat Greek Wedding
(To satisfy those of you with curious minds, when I took these quizzes I got Sam and Maggie.)
And finally, I will leave you with a selection of my favorite strange and punny vintage valentine cards:
Oh, c’mon now…the ‘freedom of the press’ card was outstanding! And I was Sam in the first quiz, and a draw in the second (I had an ‘I don’t know’ for one of the questions). And of your video recommendations, without a doubt, ‘Roman Holiday’.
And as for my pick for a romantic film, I think I’d go with ‘Notorious’. Or at least, the ending of ‘Notorious’.
Notorious is a great choice!