As you may have been able to tell from the lack of posts on here, I haven’t been much in the mood to blog. I did watch quite a lot though, so let’s dive into that right away!
FINISHED TV SHOWS/SEASONS
Vikings: Valhalla (Season 1)
I used to be a huge fan of the original Vikings show, but kind of dropped it when it started to drag and I lost more and more of the characters I loved. I’m well aware the show was based on actual historical figures/legends, but still … it just became a bit too much. Just imagine how happy I was to find that this sequel was a breath of fresh air!
Set 100 years after the original Vikings show, it has plenty of references to Ragnar, Lagertha, Rollo, etc., but is perfectly suitable for people not familiar with the material as well. It mainly follows our three new lead characters – Harald, Leif and Freydis. There’s plenty more, but the focus is definitely on them and you’ll quickly know why, because their chemistry is off the charts. I was especially here for the bromance between Leif and Harald, because I just couldn’t get enough of them and definitely fell in love with them.
Another intriguing factor was that the season heavily focused on faith. Vikings believing in the old gods, many having converted to Christianity and the flaws and blessings of both religions were masterfully portrayed. There’s crazy zealots everywhere, but in the end, it has to be a personal decision. There were some really great conflicts that resulted from this.
The best part is, they already shot Season 2 and will start filming Season 3 this Spring. There’s plenty more content ahead for us.
The Afterparty (Season 1)
I’ve talked about it on a weekly basis, but I adored this show! It was so fun to have them portray each episode like a different genre and to have you guessing who the murderer might be. Usually, I feel like I’m fairly spot on with my guesses (and I did have a hunch here as well), but it was so satisfying to see it come to fruition.
Something the showrunner has also done is put very subtle visual cues in every single episode that tell you who is NOT the murderer! Sometimes it’s morse code, other times it’s a cipher, real fun stuff! There’s a lot you might miss upon just watching it one time, but what’s better than a show you want and can rewatch a lot and still discover new things?
An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts (Season 2)
Unfortunately, I wasn’t as invested this season. For one, I don’t looove cheating plotlines, but secondly, I felt like the conflict was so unnecessary? Once it was all explained (meaning Davide’s kiss at the end of last season), I just felt like that was such a non-issue, which I was proven right about in episode 5 or something. I don’t know … the drama was just a bit drawn out for nothing.
WEEKLY TV SHOWS
How I Met Your Father (Season 1)
The cliffhanger was really mean this last episode and I wish next week wasn’t already the finale. The show has been such a joyous part in my life and I’m going to miss it until the next season comes around. Sitcoms should not be allowed to only have 10 episodes.
The Cleaning Lady (Season 1)
The drama is real with this show and I can barely handle that it just keeps getting worse for Thony each episode. Still, Arman has got it bad for her, so there’s that.
Promised Land (Season 1)
Carmen being bi is something I can definitely roll with. As for the rest? I don’t think I’m as fully invested in the show as I should be.
Bel-Air (Season 1)
The episode about the party in honor of Lisa’s mother was so good! The show really gets me in my feels while just being so entertaining. I’m glad I gave it a chance.
Superman & Lois (Season 2)
I love Tal-Rho! I never would have thought it, but he was such a great addition to the show. Also, that scene between Clark and Jonathan at the end? That one really hit hard, because Jonathan is so much like his father, but as a parent, it obviously just feels like he did the most disappointing and infuriating things. Not condoning his use of X-K obviously, but he just wants to protect the people he cares about, you know?
9-1-1: Lone Star (Season 3)
The storyline with the parrot was just mean and I hate to see Paul in pain.
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It starts out really slow, but by the middle, I was in love with this movie! I already knew from the cast that I was going to adore them, but they packed so much into it! Partially, it’s about interracial adoption, identity, privacy, death and life itself. Somehow it takes the most ordinary moments and reduces you to a puddle of tears, because they carry so much emotion. A really, really beautiful film!
If we ever get real techno sapiens or AI, I’m going to be so freaking kind to them.
DO NOT READ ON IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE SPOILED!!! THIS MOVIE IS BEST ENJOYED WITHOUT KNOWING ANYTHING ABOUT IT!
If I never start dating, this movie might be to blame for it.
As I said above, I was told that this movie is best experienced by knowing as little as possible. I had an inkling of an idea that it was a dating and revenge story, but that was it. Well, the first 30 minutes were absolutely lovely. Would I watch an awkward romcom with Daisy Edgar-Jones and Sebastian Stan? 100%, but that’s obviously not what fresh was. Nope, this movie is about cannibalism.
And let me tell you, it’s a really well executed horror. I just felt SO SICK watching this movie, my stomach was in knots and I couldn’t eat for hours, which was unfortunate, cause I watched it around noon.
So, not a bad movie at all, but not for everyone!