February 2019 Wrap-Up

This month surely had its ups and downs. I’ve been sick to the point where I missed 1.5 weeks at work, which has never happened to me ever before and drove me slowly nuts. Nonetheless, I tried my best keeping up with my shows, the blog but I only read one single book. The Light Between Worlds was an absolute joy, and if you haven’t checked out my review of it yet, you totally should (click here). There wasn’t even a doubt in my mind that I would give it 5 stars, but I don’t think it should take up more space on this wrap up. I am instead going to talk a bit more about what else happened this month.

I am not sure all of you know, but my contract at work and therefore my internship would have run out this week, but I extended it for another 6 months and will be in Berlin until the end of August. Everything after that is still pretty hazy. I have some vague ideas of where I want to go and what I want to do, but I have given myself permission to just live my life until May and figure things out after that.

THINGS I LIKED THIS MONTH

(Because I have lost the ability to narrow it down)

For those of you who know me well, it comes as no surprise that Hozier is one of my favourite artists. I’ve been lucky enough to been to his concerts twice already, I met Andrew after the one in Berlin last November and now I got to attend an event that was just the cherry on top of it all! I got guest list tickets to an exclusive Hozier album listening experience. Wasteland, Baby! will be released on March 1st, however, I already had the privilege to listen to it in its entirety last Friday (so a week in advance), with Andrew/Hozier present, with him answering questions and a brief meet and greet photo opportunity. My favourite tall bean remains the kindest and most humble being. His music is magical and perfect as always! I can’t wait for you all to be able to listen to the new songs. They are quite more upbeat than the past album.

Also, look at that glow up from November 2018 to February 2019. We looked happy in the cold, but the professional photographer really pays off.

Something you will most likely also have noticed if you follow me on Twitter is that I have become very invested in SKAM … or more truthfully it’s German and French adaptations, Druck and Skam France. I don’t even know how this started. It was something about me wanting to watch more web series, my colleague knowing an actress on Druck, me checking it out and just being swallowed by it all. I still haven’t (and probably never will) watched the original, but I do adore what I’ve been seeing thus far. Also, I have been on a war path with the French language for years now and Axel and Maxence have managed to convince me to give it another try by portraying soft but cool and sometimes dumb Lucas and Eliott. I love them so much for it! (I talked more about this, but especially Druck, in my Galentine’s Day post!)

Lastly, there are probably a couple more shows that would deserve a shout out as they got me through my sick days, but I’ve already given you so many recommendations on what to watch anyway. I am sure I will include a lot of it in future binge-watching posts anyway.

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I hope you had a less turbulent month than me! Did you read something nice? Did you check out some of my posts? Let’s talk!

The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth (Book Review)

Publisher: HarperTeen
Page Count
: 352

TW: depression, self-harm, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidal ideation

You all thought I was raving about Echo North, didn’t you? Well, my enthusiasm for that one pales in comparison to all the feelings I have for The Light Between Worlds. I did not expect to relate to this book as much as I did and I definitely didn’t expect for tears to keep flowing for 100+ pages straight. I hope I can find the words to describe to you why The Light Between Worlds has managed to impact me so deeply. The book plays with your perception of reality, by adding fantasy elements in place of events that could be easily substituted by more ordinary things. So, you read something out of this world, but at the same time, your brain tells you that similar things happen for real all the time. You wonder about the meaning behind things and know that there is more to it.
I wasn’t ever whisked away to a Narnia-esque land, but I have lived and shared my life with people in other countries and on other continents. And sometimes, you leave a bit of yourself behind, you find home away from home but there are ties you cannot shake to your past regardless and it takes time and courage to find who you are at the end of the day. All the Hapwells struggle with finding themselves and keeping up appearances after something massive has happened to their lives.

“We’re all a bit frayed around the edges, aren’t we? It doesn’t surprise me and it doesn’t frighten me, finding out you’re only human like the rest of us.”

It was really easy for me to dive into the story, because the characters made it so easy to relate to them. This is a book for all the people who enjoy a good sibling-story (there aren’t nearly enough of those out there if you ask me). Family is always complicated and never easy and Evelyn and Philippa were the perfect example of that. Their love for each other went so very deep, but there are times when you have to take care of yourself and can’t continue to be the lifeboat the other might need. I wish they had included Jamie a little more in the tale, but I understand that the sisters had a special bond altogether. Still, he was an intriguing character nonetheless.

Once upon a time, I knew all the right words to say to Jamie, to my darling older brother who worked so hard to prove himself in the Great Wood, and who can’t quite stop feeling like he’s failing here. Now all I do is hurt him, when I want to offer words that heal.

Lastly, I also want to give a little shout out to the love interests in that book. These boys were so darling and kind and open-hearted. I wish I would meet more people like them in real life. Somehow they were there when needed, gave them space when necessary, understood being broken but still offered so much hope for what was yet to come. Love (especially the romantic kind) doesn’t fix everything, and the book in no way implies that, but if I needed a shoulder to lean on, these characters would be more than welcome.

I’ve seen war and death and darkness, but I’ve never before walked home with a boy, heart in my throat, knowing that at the end of the walk will be people who love him and who will take a measure of me.

I don’t know how else to tell you that I adore this book, except maybe by mentioning it’s brilliant use of paintings and poetry as metaphors and imagery that added to the story. It was a real treat of a read!

Fazit: 5/5 stars! Used up my entire reservoir of sticky notes, because this book is just full of magic words.

I hope I could give you at least a little bit of a taste of what The Light Between Worlds is about. Have you read it? Do you want to? I am definitely here to talk if you want to!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Feb 18-24)

I feel like I didn’t do nearly enough this past week or month as a whole. I had very different plans in terms of what I would read and watch and post, but oh well, that is life. I don’t really know what to tell you. We are all here for Sunday trailers, so you shall get them!

Movies

Rocketman

I already loved Taron anyway, but I love that he gets to show off his musical education here. Elton chose well in having him portray him.

The Dirt

There’s a lot of music biopics these days, but this one has Iwan Rheon.

Her Smell

What did I say about music movies? It’s a lot right now.

The Angry Birds 2

I haven’t even watched the first one but the seal at the end was everything.

The Secret Life of Pets 2

For this being Rooster’s character trailer, he sure isn’t in it a lot.

Poms

Sure, why not?

My Days of Mercy

Ellen Page and Kate Mara? What a power couple.

The Highwaymen

Uhm … so the lawmen made history … yet I could not tell you their names … ever. I don’t think I have even spared a single thought about them before this trailer.

Dragged Across Concrete

I thought I had already posted a trailer for this because the title sounded so familiar until I realised it’s because they shot the movie in Vancouver when I was living there.

The Kid

They’re still trying to make Westerns come back.

TV Shows

His Dark Materials

Well, hello there! YOU HAVE MY ATTENTION!

The Order

We all know I will be here for magical content always, but I am not sure on the … acting? I will give it a try.

After Life

Having enjoyed Sorry for Your Loss, I can see myself liking this too (not that the shows are similar, but grief as a topic is there in both).

Most Beautiful Thing

International content on Netflix rules lately.

Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger (Season 2)

It looks great! I can’t wait for more Tandy-Tyrone-interactions.

9-1-1 (Season 2B)

I am scared, because I know some stuff that’s definitely going to go down.

Altered Carbon (Season 2)

I think I am going to miss some of the old skins or sleeves or whatever that won’t reappear this season.

Good Girls (Season 2)

I know I say this every week, but I am so here for Rio and Beth.

The Man in the High Castle (Season 4)

I am so far behind, but since it’s the final season, I am also in no hurry to catch up.

Veep (Season 7)

A lot of shows are ending.

What have you been watching? Did anything here catch your eye? Let’s talk about that!

What I’ve Been Binge-Watching #6

I do watch a lot and it has become even more evident with these posts. I mean, this is already post #6 and I’ve written my first binge-watching round-up on the 17th of December. Let me know if you can think of a better way than numbering the posts maybe?

The Umbrella Academy

So, here’s the thing … I took Friday (the release day) off work, woke up in the morning (because Netflix shows release at 9AM in my country) and did a 10-hour-binge (without a break) of The Umbrella Academy. NO REGRETS!

The Umbrella Academy is a comic book that was, in part, created by My Chemical Romance member Gerard Way. That guy is incredibly talented and even if the show didn’t stick to the comics 100%, they did a formidable job in adapting the story and characters. This isn’t your usual “superheroes need to save the world” kind of deal. This is more of a “we are all completely messed up but better together and therefore need to somehow make this family with all its massive issues work so that we don’t end this world”. Exciting, right?

I already knew that I would love the show based on the casting alone. I miss Tom Hopper’s days on Black Sails dearly, Ellen Page is just too cool for this world and my darling and absolute favourite, Robert Sheehan, gets to play the most awesome character on the show. I think I’ve said this before, but characters that are called Klaus have like an instant plus with me and, lo and behold, Sheehan’s character Number Four was also called Klaus! It was just coincidence that I also absolute loved his persona on the show after the fact though. I liked the acting all around, but I feel like Sheehan got to show his full range with craziness as well as deep emotions, showing a performance that’s a little bit reminiscent of his role Nathan on Misfits. I just love the dude, alright?

Also, on a last note: the music selection and the random put fitting dancing scenes are perfection!

The Dragon Prince (Season 2)

The thing with the Dragon Prince is that I really enjoy the show but the seasons are SO short. It takes me a little bit to get into it and by the time I actually want to just sit there and binge it all, it kind of … ends? In my opinion, season 1 was a little bit better, but not by much. It’s just that I hoped for a bit more development in terms of the relationship between the characters, but I don’t think that a lot has changed throughout the season. They all had their own stuff to deal with and had more singular focus than group efforts. So, I am not saying that wasn’t interesting, I just hoped for something a bit different.

Also, I love Bait and he was massively neglected this season. I legit looked up if you can buy a plush of him (you can, but unfortunately only in shops that don’t ship to me), that’s how much I love him and he deserved better.

Sorry for Your Loss

I started watching this show a while back, but I only now realised that Facebook Watch is, in fact, available in Germany and that I could binge the rest now. They did such a quiet release of the platform, I think a lot of people are missing out on it.

Sorry for Your Loss is an amazing show about grief. We all deal differently with loss and that’s cool, but most media are scared to dig into the really not so pretty sides of it all. When you are grieving you can be selfish, mean, angry and all of that for however long you need it to be. I have to say that I preferred the scenes when we were with Leigh (Elizabeth Olsen) instead of her mum or sister, but obviously the whole thing affected them too.

This show isn’t about plot, a lot of that is predictable, but it is instead about characters. It’s about their feelings and relationships, how hard it is to find out things about someone who is gone and having no way to talk to them about it and that’s the kind of show I just dig! Episodes aren’t too long, so if things are getting too heavy for you, you don’t have to sit through an entire hour.

And as a little final treat – the show was renewed for a second season, so it will continue in fall 2019.


Do you watch any of the shows I mentioned here? Do you want to talk about them? Let’s chat!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Feb 11-17)

This wasn’t my best of weeks, but it did get better from the previous one and I hope the upcoming week will top the last one again. Step by step. However, I am really happy with the selection of trailers for this post! Check it out yourself:

Movies

Frozen 2

This looks SO grown-up and epic and intense. First of all, no one talks in the entirety of the teaser and then, it looks like this was made for adults but the first movie wasn’t released that long ago. So … the audience isn’t that much older yet? I am just a little confused as to who this is exactly targeted for.

Aladdin

I … only like the music so far?

Yesterday

It looks like the perfect what-if-movie. I mean, come on! Every aspiring musician must have imagined a scenario like that in one shape or another at some point in their life.

Long Shot

This looks hilarious!

The Hustle

Is this … another gender-swapped remake? It looks like Dirty Rotten Scoundrels from the 80s.

Tolkien

I am intrigued.

After

So, I haven’t read the books and I am generally not too keen about this whole thing, but … I just think this would have been the perfect movie for a streaming platform rather than a theatrical release. Is it just me who thinks that?

Teen Spirit

I liked the music in the first trailer better, but this movie is growing on me for more reasons than just Max. Still think that the title was a mistake. Everyone will forever associate it with Nirvana.

Juanita

I’d watch this. We all need to change up our life every now and then.

Five Feet Apart

From what I heard from the screenings so far, it’s really well received (even among skeptics).

The Descendants 3

Yeah, I am probably going to watch this … I still have songs from the previous movies stuck in my head.

Mia and the White Lion

I’d actually prefer a documentary about the making of this movie, because they shot this over several years, so the girl could grow up together with the lion. She was one of only three people allowed to interact with him directly.

Ma

No, no, no! This turned so creepy and I don’t want Octavia Spencer to be creepy.

Starfish

It’s Karolina from Runaways!

TV Shows

Derry Girls (Season 2)

I am so happy this show will continue.

Good Girls (Season 2)

YAAAS! Oh my, this was made purely for all the Beth-Rio-shippers (like me) out there!

Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger (Season 2)

I am so looking forward to this!

Killing Eve (Season 2)

More brilliance from Jodie and Sandra.

The Bold Type (Season 3)

We are all excited, right?

Animal Kingdom (Season 4)

I can’t wait for my mad, bad family to return.

Jane the Virgin (Season 5/Final season)

Do NOT watch this promo if you are not up to date with the show!

What have you been watching? I took Friday off and binged all of The Umbrella Academy – my heart is full! Let’s chat!

Happy Galentine’s Day: A Web Series About a Group of Girls

I’ve long thought about what I would post this week. Obviously, I am going to do my yearly rendition of Kiss, Marry, Kill on Valentine’s itself, but it didn’t feel right to just do that alone. So, instead I also want to celebrate Galentine’s Day this year … because I can! All my fabulous friends who are always there for me when I am in need are simply too amazing not to be celebrated on their own day every year.

So, I was trying to come up with something creative when I realised, I could perfectly combine this with something I wanted to talk about for a while now – web series! The thing is, I mainly watch German language web series and very few of them are available internationally or with subtitles, so I don’t want to post about it and get your hopes up about cool new content when you can’t even understand a thing. Not so with this one though, so let me dive in about DRUCK!

A while back, I could not log onto Twitter without the word SKAM floating around somewhere. It took me a while to realise that it was a Norwegian web series, but back then I didn’t have the time or interest to really dig into the matter. However, that show became so widely popular that a bunch of countries adapted it and I am watching SKAM Germany aka DRUCK religiously (I also started watching SKAM France, but that’s a whole other matter).

But why did I think this was a good fit for today’s post? Well, even with the trailer showing a lot about the love life of the girls, it’s mostly about their friendship group and dynamic. Each of the two seasons (so far) has a focus on a different girl from the group. It’s about how they met, how they supported each other but also how they fought, had differences, overcame prejudices and grew. It’s not all black and white, these are teen girls that make mistakes and sometimes really bad ones! But that’s part of what makes the show feel so real. 

Another part of why I enjoy this show so much is that it operates on multiple platforms. On the one hand, you have the regular content on Youtube (click here if you want to watch the episodes in German, click here if you want to watch them with English subtitles). But even that is special, because throughout the week they release clips in what feels like “real time”. Say the scene plays on a Monday around 8AM, well, then the clip will be on uploaded to Youtube on Monday at 8AM. However, every Friday they post an entire episode which includes the clips from the week as well as new material.
Then in addition to this already pretty dope schedule, all the actors and actresses put their real life Instagram accounts on private and have public profiles as their character. That way they can post additional content in the shape of pictures or stories that won’t be featured in the actual episodes, but will add a certain touch of realness as well. And lastly, there’s the option of adding the show on Whatsapp, where they send you screenshots or voice messages the characters leave each other. (As well as updates about the show and new episodes) All of that makes the show incredibly interactive, even if you aren’t really interacting with them at all.

I know this was a super random post, but I hope you could still enjoy it to some extent. Feel free to ask me questions about the show, because I do realise it was rather short on the actual content of it, but it’s basically just teens in high school and the drama of their lives. I enjoy that sort of stuff!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Feb 4-10)

I am still not 100% healthy again (darn you, clogged ear!) but I am feeling much better. I did unfortunately have to miss out on a couple things last week, but I did get to go to an event on Friday, which was better than nothing. Also, I left that one before midnight, so I felt very Cinderella-esque with my constant “I should go!”, while all the others kept partying. Anyhow, we are here for trailers!

Movies

The Sun is Also a Star

I feel like most of you will already have seen this, because it’s one of the most anticipated YA adaptations of the year, but it’s just so freaking beautiful.

Avengers: Endgame

We all needed to get sad again I suppose …

Shaft

We’re just getting reboots of everything these days, aren’t we?

Giant Little Ones

I’d watch this in a heartbeat!

Love Is Blind

I .. am not sure I get it all. She doesn’t see OR hear them? How?? But Aidan Turner … I’d watch it on some streaming platform probably.

Daffodils

I did not think this would turn into a musical?

Ugly Dolls

It looks cuter here than in the teaser, but it still feels like they want to recreate Trolls.

Missing Link

I like the look of this.

Toy Story 4

Is it really gonna take place in a carnival thing?

Wonder Park

Walk. Ride. Rodeo.

It doesn’t feel that Netflix to me.

TV Shows

The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 3)

I am so pumped for this, but also terrified of what will happen.

Dating Around

Wait! Netflix is helping people date now!? And they release it on Valentine’s Day in case you are single and want to watch other people date???

What We Do in the Shadows

Taika, you freaking mad genius!

In the Dark

I know that shows like this (reminds of Frequency for some reason) don’t last very long on the CW, but it’s the CW. I will watch it.

Grand Hotel

That guy who is applying for the job in the first scene is a close friend of a friend and I can’t get over that fact.

American Princess

It looks so weird, I dig it.

The Other Two

This doesn’t look like it will last at all.

LA’s Finest

I mean … I am not even into crime shows, but this looks fun. Sort of?

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists

I can’t believe that the one person from the original show that is on here is Ali. I never liked her. (Okay, Mona is in it too, but … ugh)

Doom Patrol

Here for it!

Warriors

Sure, why not?

Anything catch your eye? There’s a couple things I am quite excited for. Let’s talk!

What I’ve Been Binge-Watching #5

Being home sick has given me plenty of time to watch stuff (I was basically ordered to do so by my doctor, so who am I to decline that suggestion). So, let’s see what’s been on my screen:

Russian Doll

I thought this was going to be so stupid and just like Happy Deathday, but Russian Doll is one of the most brilliant shows I have watched as of late. With a short 4-hour-binge, you will be taken into a world of weird but excellent acting, formidable script-work and a beautiful range of characters. It is so much deeper and complex (but still fun!!!) than I expected. It’s like an existential life crisis dramedy and I had no idea that was even a thing.

I want to say that it wraps up pretty nicely. I am not sure if this is supposed to be a limited series or not, but I wouldn’t be mad if it ended here. In fact, I believe a second season might ruin it … And just as a little inside tip from me, stick with it until at least episode 3.

In the end, I just sat there and I wanted to hug all the characters goodbye. What an amazing journey they took me on!

Siempre Bruja – Always a Witch

You know that I love contemporary witches, but I also very much like witches that are fish out of water because they’ve been transported to contemporary times. This was such a fun show and I keep appreciating all the international content on Netflix. This one is set in Colombia and I watched it in Spanish with subtitles, I believe that’s the best way to get the experience right.

I will say that it was very hard for anyone to root for Carmen to be able to go back to her original timeline. In the 1600s she was a black slave who had fallen in love with her white master’s son, but in our time, she had so much more possibilities for her future. As soon as she had felt at home in the 21st century, you just knew she could never again be content with her old life, but at the same time she was unwilling to give up on her love. Without wanting to give away anything, there is a lot of room to explore more of that in a second season.

Not going to sugarcoat it, I called a lot of what was happening with the baddies on the show. Not all of it, but enough to not be seriously surprised. There is a very teen drama soap feel to some of it, but I don’t mind that at all. It’s just something to think about if that’s maybe not your thing.

9-1-1

This isn’t really a new one, but I just felt like bingeing it all again, especially season 2. The cases on this show are so over the top and there are so many too. You might think that they go to one accident per episode or a max of two, but no! This is more like 5+ every single episode, while still giving us plenty of personal relationship stuff too.

I just really wanted to watch it again, because I am into the Eddie and Buck ship, which is not canon but I don’t even care. They could just have a beautiful non toxic male friendship as well and I wouldn’t be mad about that either, but they’d make a cute couple too. The writers even admitted that they were throwing crumbs at the viewers but I am not sure if they are queerbaiting the audience or not. They do have a canon lesbian couple, which is already pretty awesome. But yeah, the guys … one of them has a son and a random lady thought they were both his dad and told Buck what an adorable kid they had and he didn’t negate her. He just took a beat, smiled and thanked her. COME ON!

Carmen Sandiego

I never religiously watched the original Carmen Sandiego, but I remember it from my childhood and this new style of animation wasn’t exactly what I wanted out of a reboot. The voice actors are all doing a great job though and the story was interesting enough. I just believe that this is targeted at a younger audience than me and I found myself bored sometimes. 

Overall, not a bad show, but I also don’t have a lot to say about it either. If you can’t find anything else to binge, this isn’t too bad of an option I suppose.


Have you binged any of these shows? Do you intend to? Let’s talk about it! 

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Jan 28-Feb 3)

Please send me all the good vibes you’ve got. I’ve been sick the past couple of days and it’s been super annoying and I’d like to go back to work tomorrow. Fingers crossed this works out, because there’s a lot of stuff happening this week!

Movies

Birds of Prey

I don’t really have a formed opinion on this movie yet.

Hobbs & Shaw

I have so many questions … why? How? Who thought we needed a Fast and Furious spin-off and those were the right people from the franchise to go with???

The Secret Life of Pets 2

You know what’s up with these character trailers by now.

A Breath Away

This actually looks really promising.

A Dog’s Journey

I am pretty sure A Dog’s Purpose failed big time at the box office, yet they still did a sequel.

Slut in a Good Way

Very interested in the choice of making this movie black and white?

The Wedding Guest

I miss Dev Patel doing light-hearted roles.

A Vigilante

Olivia Wilde went dark for this one!

Superpower Dogs

Documentary of the week because dogs and Chris Evans. Enough said.

TV Shows

The Red Line

This made me so, so sad. Injustice like that is just the worst, but the show looks great. Very emotional.

Hanna

When I think of this, I just can’t help but picture wee Saoirse Ronan instead.

Pearson

I had no idea there was a Suits spin-off.

Abby’s

I am not a sitcom person, so this is a mere maybe. Not many shows are filmed with live audiences these days.

The Breaker Uppers

This looks so silly, but … Taika Waititi!

Quicksand

This isn’t really my kind of show, but I appreciate the continued international content.

City on a Hill

Looks decent.

Good Girls (Season 2)

When Rio says “Elizabeth” I melt and I know how wrong that is.

Fuller House (Season 5)

Why did I think S4 was the final one??

Shadowhunters (Season 3B)

I have no idea what’s going on, because I haven’t watched it for a while.

Vikings (Season 6)

Can’t believe this show is ending. It was just always .. there?

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (Season 6)

I gotta admit that I just put this here and didn’t even watch it, because I think I exited the show sometime around S3 or 4.

What have you been watching? I’ll probably update you all with another post on what I’ve been binge-watching soon!

January 2019 Wrap-Up

For the first time in a long time, this section in the beginning that is always dedicated to books, isn’t completely empty. I’ve gotten a bit of my reading groove back and had a blast with most of the reads I picked. Not gonna lie, I have become even more careful with the selection of stories I actually read, just because I don’t want to end up in the slump that was the previous year again.

A Very Large Expanse of Sea  Dumplin’ Movie Tie-in Edition  Welcome to Lovecraft (Locke & Key, #1)  Echo North

Like in the olden days, click on the titles to get to my reviews and on the covers to get re-directed to Goodreads!

January was a challenging month for me. I don’t want to get into the details as most of what happened was very private and took me a long time to come to terms with, so I’d rather not rehash it all. However, all of that made January feel like years and the blink of an eye at the same time. It was a strange one, so much so that I didn’t even hesitate for a second writing the date in the title. I am DEEP into 2019 already.

All that aside, I did actually post a couple new chapters in the Google Doc for the #witchyWIP that still roams my mind just … every single day. I haven’t had the time and energy to write the way I wanted to, but maybe going with the craze and switching to Comic Sans as a font did help a little bit. I have also decided to publish the existing chapters on wattpad in the near future. Any takers for that? (I hope so, because at least some people were interested in a little Twitter poll I did)

So, while I’ve been productive to a certain degree and able to balance some aspects of my life better than others, I am somewhat glad this month is over. It just wasn’t exactly a smooth start into 2019.

FAVOURITE THING OF THE MONTH

Hands down, it just HAS to be a tie between Halt and Catch Fire and the Roswell reboot on the CW. Both of those shows have completely enthralled me for very different reasons, so don’t make me choose!

Halt and Catch Fire has complex characters that aren’t really likable … at all. They are so very flawed, but as you watch, they grow on you big time and you cannot help but love them regardless. Also, it’s set in the world of computer programming and engineering in the 80s with excellent female badasses. 10/10 would recommend if you are into slow character studies (and a better Mad Men).

Roswell, New Mexico on the other hand is everything CW represents and I am here for it. It has beautiful actors and actresses, most of whom will look very familiar from previous shows on the network. It feels very current, with them not holding back on making political statements and trying their best at integrating LGBTQ+ characters (I say try, because sometimes they are misguided, but I give them A for effort). Most importantly though, I like this reboot so, so, so, so, so much more than the Charmed one (They lost me when they butchered the whole whitelighter storyline). Roswell, NM is nothing like the show from the 90s, but you DEFINITELY have the chemistry between the characters. It works that they are all aged up to adults and I feel like they all got more pressing conflicts than their High School equivalents did. It’s still early days, but I am in love.

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That was a short recap of my month of January! I hope you had a less turbulent start into the new year and I am looking forward to chatting with you!