Look at me, posting something in between this and the trailer post from last week. Who am I? Well, I haven’t gotten my blogging mojo back entirely yet, but we’re here to talk about what I’ve been watching. Let’s see!
FINISHED TV SHOWS/SEASONS
Is It Cake? (Season 1)
Okay, the concept of this baking competition is explained fairly easily – bakers bake cakes that aren’t supposed to look like cakes and then people look at their art in wonder as they cannot believe that it is actually cake.
As easy as it sounds, this is just good, nice and clean reality TV to binge on the side. The contestants seemed nice. I liked that you could win money each round and not just if you won the finale and as a perk, for viewers, it’s easier to identify the fake cake from home than it is in the studio. We do get the better angle, but it’s still fun to guess.
WEEKLY TV SHOWS
Abbott Elementary (Season 1)
We’re back and Gregory did what now!? I’m acting like Janine is free and available and he fumbled the bag, but I just want my ship to sail (which probably won’t happen for several more seasons).
Promised Land (Season 1)
Joe is so screwed and I’m kind of living for it.
Bel-Air (Season 1)
They’re doing my man Geoffrey real dirty, but I keep loving the family dynamic, the drama, the realness. I’m really happy this show keeps delivering.
Sanditon (Season 2)
IT’S BACK! Without Theo James or Leo Suter, which hurts my heart deeply, but they’ve brought in another Divergent alumni to mix up things and I’m really excited to see where it goes. I do love me some regency era love stories.
Superman & Lois (Season 2)
Okay, I’m sorry, but I’m just annoyed with Jonathan at this point. We never really saw him interact with his girlfriend, she was just *there* at the beginning of this season and now he’s risking everything for her and tells her he loves her? Just … ugh. It was done so badly, I just do not care for her and the show gave me zero reason to either.
9-1-1: Lone Star (Season 3)
Grace and Carlos are the duo we never knew we needed, aren’t they?
9-1-1 (Season 5)
So, let me get this straight – because the network didn’t like that everyone fawned over the idea of Buck and Eddie as a ship, they’ve now destroyed the entire development of Buck, had him act completely out of character just to recreate “iconic” Buddie moments with a female character? I call bullshit and I’m displeased. They didn’t even have to make Buddie a thing, but this is just disrespectful.
Good Trouble (Season 4)
I’m here for the mystery of the new guy. I really want to know what happened to his sister and why he suspects the Cotarie members to have something to do with it. But also, Davia, my girl – you’re going through a rough patch!
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Cheaper by the Dozen
This movie has literally been done so many times and in so many constellations. I really don’t mind this particular version. I get the way they tried to modernize it and make it more relevant, but in the end it just fell a little flat. This is a cute movie, but they tried to talk about racial issues, especially within patchwork families, which is commendable, but was done in a way too shallow manner. You can’t just scratch the surface when it comes to something like that and call it a day.
But again, this was a sweet movie and I always love the race at the end, where the whole family shows up to make it clear to one of the kids that they love them. Tugs right at your heartstrings.