Monday, September 22, 2014

Underrated Treasures Blogfest

Everyone has a favorite movie or band that no one else has ever heard about. For whatever reason, they remain undiscovered and underrated. Now is your chance to tell the world about this obscure treasure!

On Monday, September 22, post about your favorite unknown –

MOVIE – BAND/ARTIST – TV SHOW – BOOK

Post about one or all four – dealer’s choice!

Hosted by Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh!

My choices (I'm trying to keep them short):

Movie: Zoom - humor, super heroes, redemption, and Tim Allen, who needs more than that? IMDB
 

Band/Artist: Symmetry, an up and coming band whose lead singer grew up in my church. They've toured the UK, some of the USA, and been featured at an awards show. One of the guitarists is legally blind.


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TV Show . . . um, I don't think it's unknown but how about Leverage?
 
 
Book: (tough choice x 1000 so I went with an oldie):
 
Green Dolphin Street by Elizabeth Goudge - according to Amazon it's a tale of the colonization of New Zealand by the British, but for me, it is a beloved book from my grandma Pearl, read first at her house and then many times afterwards. The three main characters: Marianne, Marguerite, and William, suffer hardship and heartbreak but find out what it means to truly love and be loved in the midst of an adventurous life. It's beautifully written, and includes a cranky parrot and a pirate-like sea captain for comic relief.
 
Spoiler alert: one character becomes a nun - but by the time you get there in the book, it works.
 
 
Do you have any underrated treasures to share?

48 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I've not seen Zoom, but Leverage is an awesome show. Great character dynamics.
Thanks for participating in my blogfest.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I watched the first season or so of Leverage and really liked it. Not sure why I stopped watching....

Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

Shah Wharton said...

Good luck to Symmetry - Long may they rock! :) Haven't heard of your other offerings either, but I like Tim Allen so might have to look up Zoom! X

shahwharton.com

Susanne Drazic said...

I've seen Zoom. I've heard of Leverage, but only know of it from Commercial previews. I've never watched the show. Thanks for sharing your picks for the Underrated Treasures Blogfest.

Dani said...

Zoom is good! I've only watched a few Leverage episodes and it is a good one. The band and the book you chose... I need to see what they are all about!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Did you know the lead singer then?

Natalie Aguirre said...

I really like Tim Allen so will have to check out Zoom. Another fantastic less known one he did is Galaxy Quest. It's so funny.

Jackie said...

I haven't heard of Leverage, but I'll take a look! :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Tim Allen is a comic genius. I enjoyed Leverage also. Wish it was still on.

Margo Kelly said...

Leverage was a great show!

Laurel Garver said...

Love your personal connection to the band. Pretty cool! Can't say I'd heard of either the film or show, but I have heard many good things about Goudge's books. Thanks for the introductions.

Jeremy Hawkins said...

Zoom was interesting and needed a little more attention, thank you... and Leverage I just started watching it, it's a great show.

Jeremy [HWR:OLM]
Howlin' Wolf Records: On-Line Magazine

S. L. Hennessy said...

This is hilarious...I am literally watching the season 2 finale of Leverage as I go through blogs. And I LOVE this show. I can't believe I hadn't seen it before.

And Zoon -- YES! I love that movie. It's one of my bad day, need a pick me up kind of movies. Awesome. (P.S. I love your choices so much I am now following your blog).

Miranda Hardy said...

I haven't seen Zoom. That'll be interesting to watch.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Zoom, huh? I can't remember if I ever saw that one.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Nice choices Tyrean. Love this blogfest.

Catherine Stine said...

Wow, Green Dolphin Street sounds obscure and wonderful!

Tyrean Martinson said...

You're welcome, Alex.

Tyrean Martinson said...

It's a fun show. It ends up having a "formula" but still liked it.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Good to know I picked some obscure titles. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks for stopping by, Susanne!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Whoot! A fellow Zoomie! Thanks for stopping by, Dani!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Yes!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Love Galaxy Quest!!!

mshatch said...

I've heard of Leverage but only seen an episode or two. Love Tim Allen though, he cracks me up.

Tyrean Martinson said...

It's a fun Robin Hood type show. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Me too.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Yes, it was!

Tyrean Martinson said...

You're welcome, Laurel!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Glad you agree on Zoom and Leverage! :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Sweet!!! Thanks!

Tyrean Martinson said...

It's just a fun movie - nothing huge or big about it, but it's a feel good movie. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

It's a sweet and fun movie. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Rachna!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks, Catherine!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Tim Allen is hilarious!

D.G. Hudson said...

Tim Allen is the only one I've heard of, so I've learned about two new underrated treasures!

Michelle Wallace said...

An adventurous story where one character becomes a nun, plus a cranky parrot for comic relief? Green Dolphin Street sounds like a little gem!

Tyrean Martinson said...

It definitely is! :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Cool!

Jeff Chapman said...

You did well or maybe I just don't get out much. I haven't heard of any of the books, bands, etc. that you listed.

Loni Townsend said...

Leverage is a terrific show! It's one me and my husband enjoyed watching together.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Or, maybe you get out more because you aren't sitting at home reading books, watching movies, and listening to music. :)

Morgan said...

I've never heard of Zoom! But I love Tim Allen, lol… I'm sure it's fun. Great list! :)

Heather Holden said...

I tend to live under a pop-culture rock, so I don't know any of these! I think I've at least heard of Leverage before, though...

Tara Tyler R said...

zoom! i remember that one, but never saw it. will have to try it!
fun post of forget me nots!

M Pax said...

Yeah, I hear you on the books. Don't think I could pick one. Will have to make note of your picks.

J. Lenni Dorner said...

Zoom-- ha ha ha. I remember that.
Haven't heard of the rest. Thanks for the heads up.