#CurrentlyWatching: Marvel’s Runaways

I am not going to promise I will have a theme every week, but last week was unusual weird shows and this week is all about heroes, mutants and villains! I’ll get started with a comic book adaptation that I personally haven’t checked out yet, but heard a lot about (and I really, really want to take a look at the new Rainbow Rowell run!) – Marvel’s Runaways!

The show premiered on hulu last November and is comprised of 10 episodes so far. For once I am actually happy to tell you that it was already renewed for a second season, so there’s no begging from my side to watch it. Unless you want to of course! That’s what these posts are for after all!

Former friends have to band together to find out the truth about the possibly evil doings of their parents – High School and romantic drama included.

Hmmm, how do I start this … don’t expect them to run away right in the beginning? The show takes quite a lot longer than the comics to establish all the different relationships and dynamics. The pace continues to be on the slow side, focusing more on the teen drama than the superpowers. I am not the best person to discuss the changes that were made from the source material to the product you can see on screen, however, most people I talked to didn’t mind that the show is a bit different (also, fingers crossed that some things maybe never happen to begin with?). The show definitely took the characters on a more superficial level and changed their background completely. As I said, I don’t really have anything to compare it to, but I personally really enjoyed what I got to watch.

First of all, this is a show about parents and their children. I have to say that in this particular genre, that’s not something we get to see all too often. Most teenagers questions their parents and their parents’ beliefs as they get older, but this takes it to a whole new level. There are secrets that even the viewer doesn’t get the full scope of and people at play that we don’t get to see until late in the game. It is the sad truth that maybe they have to face that their parents are just not good people and that is never easy.

It didn’t take long for me to fall in love with the different characters. I loved discovering their abilities and interests – there was something unique and relatable about each one of them as various topics ranging from domestic abuse, adoption, suicide, adultery, sexual orientation, moral issues and just plain discovering yourself get discussed and dealt with individually and as a group.

My favourite character in the whole series would probably have to be Gert. Her sisterly relationship with Molly is amazing and the girl has “control” over a dinosaur! It barely gets cooler than that, except that she is a feminist and outspoken but also soft and confused when it comes to her crush. I am not saying she is perfect! Because she crosses the border, especially when it comes to Karolina and that’s just not cool. Which brings me to my next point!

We actually get our first canon gay Marvel on-screen couple! Nico and Karolina are so freaking cute, I almost feel sorry for the guys who fancy them (well, more Alex than Chase, but whatever). The build up for those two was amazing. I could feel it in lingering glances from the early episodes on, but I really enjoyed how it grew and to them actually admitting their feelings.

Lastly, I just really enjoyed how the show dealt with seemingly heavy topics, but cloaked them between villains and superpowers and regular teen drama. There is still room for improvement, but I am definitely excited to see what they will bring to the table in Season 2!

Have you watched Runaways? Do you want to? What are your thoughts on the show? Let’s talk!

#CurrentlyWatching: The End of the F***ing World

This week is all about peculiar and unusual shows, so I want to talk about The End of the F***ing World today. A while back, I shared the trailer for this on one of my Sunday-trailer-posts, but back then there was no talk of it also being released on Netflix yet. However, we could all agree upon it being very … strange? I am getting ahead of myself again, let’s start with the basics first.

The End of the F***ing World is a dark British comedy series, which originally premiered on Channel 4 but is now also available on Netflix. The show is based on the graphic novel by Charles S. Forsman of the same title, which I had never heard of before though. Currently it is still in its first season with 8 episodes (that are all way too short) ready to binge, but it has received quite some critical acclaim and that makes me hope that things are looking up for a continuation in the near future.

Self-proclaimed psychopath James and rebel Alyssa run away together. Each of them has their own reasons for going on the road trip, but neither expects the twists and turns their relationship will take.

Okay, hands down, I did not think I would like this show, never mind fall in love with it. Alyssa and James aren’t exactly the super likable or relatable characters at first, however, Lawther and Barden have a way about them that portraits the characters in such a fascinating light. Aside from the fact that it’s refreshing to see actors who actually look the age they are supposed to portray, even though they are older, those two strike the perfect balance between cynicism and raw emotions. The characters have issues for sure and you can’t make excuses for their actions, but they are also vulnerable and damaged. It’s them together and their relationship that added the true magic and broke my heart over and over again.

I don’t really want to go too much into the plot. A lot happens and shit escalates to put it simply. Obviously, I wouldn’t suggest this one to the faint-hearted. I want to use this moment to give trigger warnings for murder, abuse, suicide, sexual harassment and rape. All of those are reasons why it’s sometimes incredibly hard to watch, while the show as a whole still makes you laugh with its incredibly dark humour and enraptures you in beautiful cinematography. Add an utterly amazing soundtrack to that and you know The End of the F***ing World has my heart for good.

I couldn’t stop watching. I binged the entire series when it was available in one go and felt an empty hole inside me that only comes after you’ve watched something great. Performances all around were amazing, but everyone definitely gets to show their true potential with time. So, as a recommendation, I would say stick to it for a bit after the first episodes to see what the story and actors truly hold in store.

If I had one last thing to add here, it would be that I absolutely need more. Against everything I thought this show would turn out to be, I fell hard for this story and I sincerely hope there will be seasons more to come.

Did you watch The End of the F***ing World? Did you like it? Are you going to watch it? Let’s talk!

#CurrentlyWatching: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

You all seemed really happy that the #CurrentlyWatching feature is back, so in return I am more than happy to provide you with even more shows to watch/binge. Those of you who know me, know that I mostly only feature shows that I really love, but this one is especially near and dear to my heart. More about that later, here are the basics first.

Currently, there are two seasons of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency available. It’s very difficult to describe what kind of show it is, because it’s definitely not like anything out there. It’s a science-fiction, supernatural, fantasy, detective comic series based on the books by the same title written by Douglas Adams (yes, the Douglas Adams who also wrote The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, although it is nothing like the books). It originally aired on BBC America, but is available worldwide on Netflix (except in the US, where you can watch it on the BBC America website … I think?). Anyway, if you follow me on Twitter, you will have seen me running a little campaign to #SaveDirkGently, because BBC America cancelled the show without even waiting on the international numbers from Netflix. Show creator Max Landis said that not all hope is lost, if enough people watch it on Netflix, they might take over the show as a whole. So, please, please, please, watch it on Netflix!

Dirk Gently centers around the titular character has he tries to solve one of his curious cases. His new assistant Todd alongside with Todd’s sister Amanda and kick-ass Farah get dragged along the adventure as everything seems to be connected.

Dirk Gently (which is what I will call the show for simplification) is one of those series that doesn’t really fit in any kind of category. It’s the underdog that no one even expected to actually be produced, but once it was out there, it really shone bright … if people actually watched it. That’s one of the things with Dirk Gently, since it’s so hard to put into words what it’s actually about, it’s also extremely difficult to convince people to watch it. So, I am going to try my best at convincing you today!

As I’ve mentioned above, the show is nothing like the books by Douglas Adams. They took the core concept but then made it completely their own and that was probably way better than trying to replicate it exactly. It is extremely quirky, witty, funny, confusing and well acted. I am usually quick to guess where a plot may go, but whether you’ll like Dirk Gently or not, I can promise you it never gets boring. Thinking back to season 1, I didn’t even know what was happening for the most part of it, but I still adored every second of it. It’s like an intricate jigsaw puzzle and neither the characters nor you know what’s going to happen next, but in the end everything is connected and that’s the whole point.

There are a couple of reasons I enjoy this show so much. One of the most important ones is definitely the cast and the characters they represent. They are not afraid to be unconventional or ugly, which makes them feel real and complex even in the most unreal of settings. Whenever I am asked who I like best, I couldn’t possibly chose. Everyone has their own qualities and traits I love, but I have a real soft spot for the Rowdy 3 (who I can only describe as energy-sucking vampires?) and Amanda. Without giving away what will happen, there’s some great character development happening there.

Another thing I adore is the overall theme of everything being connected (which I have said quite a lot in this post already). When everything is chaos, it makes me feel comforted to know that there is a reason/purpose behind things. Yet, it isn’t just accepted as this all-powerful entity, but instead everyone questions it and tries to figure out their place and job in the scheme of things.

Lastly, I really enjoyed how different the second season was in comparison to the first, but how true it stayed to its core nonetheless. It was like we got a weird and eventful season one to introduce us to the players and then took it up a notch when the next season came around. Everything got a lot more personal, we got a hint at Dirk Gently’s sexuality and saw some (romantic and otherwise) relationships deepen and change.

I, personally, would love many more seasons, although I feel like it could be neatly tied up with one final third season. If you have the time and if I have persuaded you to give this show a shot, I would really love it if you watched it soon-ish on Netflix.

Did you know of Dirk Gently before this post? Have you already watched it? Let’s talk about it!

#CurrentlyWatching: Schitt’s Creek

The #CurrentlyWatching feature is back by popular demand. I haven’t tweaked it too much, because why change a winning formula? However, there will no longer be a “why you might not enjoy show XY”-section, simply for the reason that I can never think of why you shouldn’t watch something and in addition to that, I just hope that your own judgment while reading the post will give you a feel on whether you might like it or not. So, without further ado, let’s talk about today’s spotlighted show: Schitt’s Creek!

Schitt’s Creek (stylized Schitt$ Creek, but I am too lazy to do that throughout the entire post) is a Canadian sitcom created by Eugene Levy and his son, Dan Levy, and is currently in its 4th season. Those of you who know me very well, know that I struggle with keeping up with sitcoms/comedy shows, simply because my attention span is better built for the story arcs of dramas. Yet, I swear, I wouldn’t miss an episode of Schitt’s Creek for the world of me. It’s inappropriate as hell but always hilarious and refreshing.

The show centers around a family who loses their entire fortune and is forced to rebuild their life in their only remaining asset, a small town in the middle of nowhere. Naturally, their previous lifestyle and habits clash with the good-natured locals as they build their new home in the town’s motel.

In my opinion, this show flies a little under the radar and it’s such a shame. I only discovered it when I was in Canada last year and binged through all of the available episodes right away. In the beginning it reminded me of a German show called “Arme Millionäre” (which translates to “poor millionaires”) and I think that is why I first stuck with it, but Schitt’s Creek is more than capable to stand on its own.

One of my favorite parts about it all is the cast! Aside from the formidable main cast (I swear, Dan Levy is one of my favorite humans and the light of my life), there’s also a whole lot of secondary actors/actresses and cameos that I simply could squeal over for days. Just to name a few I was really excited to see, there’s Dustin Milligan, Tim Rozon, Noah Reid, Francois Arnaud and Steve Lund. As the seasons went on, I just knew that I wouldn’t be disappointed in whoever showed up next.

The chemistry is just off the charts and works on all available levels, be it the on-screen-marriage of Catharine O’Hara and Eugene Levy, the sibling rivalry of Alexis and David, the blossoming friendship of David and motel receptionist Stevie or whatever other possible combination you can think of. Especially that last one captured my heart though, and I would call their scenes together among my most precious each episode.

Another point of why I enjoy this show so much is the writing. While it can be full of crude and definitely partially offensive humour, it is also written extremely witty and with such heart. Initially, the Roses aren’t a very likable family and definitely not the relatable kind, but they do grow on you tremendously as they grow. This shows mostly in the scenes where the family allows themselves to actually form bonds with the citizens of Schitt’s Creek. Also, I wouldn’t be me if I wasn’t fascinated with the respective romantic pursuits of Alexis and David, which also lead to some of the more substantial character growth on their part.

Lastly, the mention of David leads me to my final and among most important points. David Rose is an openly pansexual character on TV and I am 100% here for that representation! Aside from the fact that pan characters are rare to begin with, I simply ADORED the unexcited and casual way they introduced his sexuality and treated it thereafter. While Schitt’s Creek as a whole is definitely always on the joking side, they never make fun of him (for that! We do laugh about David’s character in general a lot though) and I value that a lot.

I think that was more than enough information for now. I will just let that all sink in and hope that you know you can ask me anything you like in the comment section below!

Could I convince you to try Schitt’s Creek? Did you already watch it before this post? Let’s chat!

Also, you are welcome to suggest TV shows you would like me to write about or hear more of. I already have 3 more planned for now, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t check out the ones you suggest!

#CurrentlyWatching: Class

My love for Doctor Who is no secret and if you’ve known me for a while, you are probably also aware of my adoration for its spin-off series Class! The show premiered in October last year in the UK, however, there is a reason why I chose to talk about it just now. Despite having been really well-received (from what I heard at least), the show just started on BBC America now. The first episode aired last week and from now on it airs every Saturday after the new Season 10 episodes of Doctor Who. The fate of its future and a possible Season 2 (which I NEED) now depends on the American ratings. I am really unhappy with that, because why on earth does it depend on US ratings now to renew a perfectly British show, but whatever. This post is a plea for you to watch it and ensure that Class definitely gets another season!

I want to start off by saying that a lot of small references or certain villains will probably make more sense if you have watched Doctor Who, but it is not strictly necessary to have watched the “parent show” beforehand. The Doctor makes a short appearance in the first episode, but thus far that’s all in terms of crossovers.

The students of Coal Hill Academy once more have to deal with extra-terrestrial threats and the stressful fact of being a teenager at the same time.

Class was created and written by Patrick Ness, a name you will probably have heard in the world of YA books before. I’ve only reviewed one of his books, which you can read here, but when I got news that he would be involved I was excited from the start. Class is a fast-paced show, yet it still manages to get you utterly invested in the fate of everyone. There are so many reasons why I love the show and it’s difficult to wrap my head around where I should even start. So, I am going to do this old-school and make a list:

  • A super diverse cast: We have POCs and people of different nationalities as main characters, we get to see different religions, disabled characters who are not defined by their disability and a canon gay relationship established in the first episode. There’s not just inter-racial but actual inter-species love because of our cinnamon roll alien prince, Charlie. Doesn’t that all sound swoonworthy amazing already?
  • Girls and boys can be friends – and JUST friends at that! The relationship between Ram and Tanya was one of my favourites, because they were so close but it never crossed over in the romantic world. It’s sad how rare that is on TV.
  • Boys get to be vulnerable and girls get to be badass. (I think this is self explanatory. Yay for defying stereotypes!)
  • Family matters! All too often when the teens get to go on adventures, the parents are just sort of … I don’t know, forgotten? Here the parents don’t hinder the action, but they worry and fret for their children. Their presence is at least always there in the back of your mind.
  • It tackles heavy topics with grace, such as homophobia, grief and complex moral questions.
  • Not one character is ignored. They each get their time to shine and it’s so worth it, because there is not a single character I don’t like. The relationships and the group dynamic is just amazing. While the romantic ships feel a bit rushed sometimes, due to the fast pace in general, I never once doubted the friendship and closeness. It just really fits the tone of the show.
  • Pop culture references! Wohooo!
  • Best one-liners on TV! *cough* I don’t like knives *cough*
  • Actually scary villains and a surprise return of an old foe in the end.

See, I am just in love with that show! Please, please tell me what’s not to like about it? I am waiting! Because here I am sitting and just enjoying it all and really hoping that I will get to see more of all those fantastic people. So, go and get caught up on that episode from last week and then tune in live or via the BBC America website for the rest of the season.

Class definitely felt a lot more adult to me than Doctor Who sometimes does. This is not exactly a show for kids, but Patrick Ness himself said that if you are into YA books and can deal with what’s going on there, you will be able to handle the show as well. There’s a LOT more blood and naked skin than in Doctor Who for sure.

Did you watch Class? Are you hoping for another season as much as I do?

#CurrentlyWatching: 13 Reasons Why

I debated for a very long time with myself whether I should do a post about 13 Reasons Why or not. The first thing I have to make absolutely abundantly clear is that I do NOT recommend everyone just run off and watch that show. Fact is that watching it was quite the experience for me and I found value in it, but I can also see how this is very unfit for certain people. It’s not only an uncomfortable topic, but it’s also very raw, realistic and graphic in its depictions. So, I really want to urge you to carefully read the trigger warnings (as always at the end of the post) before deciding if this is something for you!

13 Reasons Why is based on the YA bestseller of the same title written by Jay Asher and is an original Netflix series, produced by Selena Gomez. As the title already suggests, it has 13 episodes in its first season, although I believe that a sequel is not only very likely but highly necessary at this point. Most of the time when I have done these posts, I haven’t read the comic/book beforehand, but that’s not the case here. I was about 18 or 19 years old when I read 13 Reasons Why and I did not enjoy reading it very much. In my mind there was just something fundamentally off with the story, but I could never put my finger on it, so I ended up giving it a pretty mediocre rating (I’ve never reviewed it though). So, when the show was announced, I had mixed feelings, but as soon as I saw the trailer, I knew that this was going to be … different.

Hannah Baker decided to end her life. The show explores how the people in her life deal with it, especially upon exploring the reasons why.

For those of you who haven’t read the book, it was told solely from Clay’s POV and stretched over the course of a single night. Now, that’s the first thing the show changed for the better. 13 Reasons Why spans over several weeks and shows the story from multiple angles. This was truly necessary to accurately depict all the layers and background stories of the characters. I especially appreciated the performance of Hannah’s parents which was entirely lacking in the written format. Everything they went through felt so devastating and real. The actors and actresses of this show all deserve some sort of award for their performance though! I felt so very deeply for them, because you really get the chance to explore each of their stories and see their struggles. None of them, not even the best of them, are perfect but have some very realistic flaws. So, even if you end up utterly hating the guts of someone (those who watched know who I am talking about), it still means the actor/actress did their job right! I could go on about my favourites *cough* Tony and Jeff *cough* now or about the people that made me feel sick, but that’s really not what this post is supposed to be.

There are so many ways I could describe my viewing experience – moving, disturbing, brilliant, unflinching, profound but also massively important. Rarely have I felt like teenage-hood was portrayed so realistically and accurate, with all its ups and downs. It’s a tale of cause and effect. While I don’t agree with the way Hannah went about this – I found it quite manipulative but was glad that her truth and actions were challenged, which they weren’t in the book – she unabashedly showed that what we say and do has consequences. How we treat others matters! And maybe even more importantly it shows that communication is key. You don’t even always have to say something back, but if someone comes to you and opens up, you listen and you believe them. You don’t have to agree with everything, you don’t have to like everyone – people experience life differently and people are flawed and make mistakes, that is something we just need to accept. I’ve basically binged that entire show in less than 24 hours and my heart is still torn a week later. There are scenes I doubt I will ever be able to get out of my head and I don’t know if that’s a good or a bad thing. But that show did something, I simply couldn’t stop watching.

As a final side note I just really want to mention that I loved the soundtrack! (Can’t stop listening to Lord Huron again …)

As you are aware by now, the show revolves around the topic of suicide, but it also features scenes of rape, emotional and physical abuse. Netflix provided trigger warnings of their own, but not for all the episodes and therefore, in my opinion, neglected to do so on a couple smaller but nevertheless still upsetting scenes. Even if these scenes are necessary for the show, I want you to understand that there is NO sugarcoating. 13 Reasons Why is brilliant in part, because they very much deal in realism, but it also means they intensely show the bad stuff. You can often get by with skipping scenes, but if you are ever not sure that you can handle viewing or even listening to such moments, avoid the scenes or maybe even the show at all costs! I understand that something that might not seem like such a big deal to me can have a much deeper impact on others, so by clicking here, you can find time stamps for the most graphic scenes in episodes 9, 12 and 13. And by clicking here you can read a summary of almost ALL triggers throughout the show (includes Spoilers as to who is on which tape). Stay safe while watching!

What are your thoughts on 13 Reasons Why? Let’s talk about that!

#CurrentlyWatching: Younger

Younger is a show that’s very near and dear to my heart. I stumbled upon it quite by accident, but man, am I glad I did. It’s really surprising I haven’t talked about it more, but since I was threatened with riots if I didn’t make it a topic this week (love it when people are as passionate about TV as I am), I thought, why wait any longer? (Also, I was a little afraid of said riots …)

First, I think this is the perfect show for this community because it is set in the publishing world – what else do bookworms dream about? So, I’d say Younger is a sort of comedy/drama. It airs on TV Land and will go into it’s 4th season later this year, which means there’s quite a few episodes to binge if you are looking for something to really dive into. There’s nothing quite like it in my opinion and that’s always something I very much enjoy. Seriously, so much these days is just more of the same.

A single-mom has to pretend to be in her twenties to get back into her previous field of work and also to stay afloat in today’s dating world!

There are so many reasons why I love this show! On the one side, it is simply hilarious, self-depreciating and incredibly witty. On the other hand it subtly displays how difficult the professional world can be for women. I’ve heard people refer to it as promoting amoral behaviour and lying, which I simply do not believe. Of course, Liza, portrayed by the ever magnificent Sutton Foster, shouldn’t lie about her age and general life. It’s obvious that whatever relationships are being built during this new chapter of her life will always be stained in a way. She lets it go on for way too long, but there are consequences to her actions. It’s not that easy and I would much rather showcase why she has to lie. She gave up her career to care for her daughter, which is an amazing thing to do. There is this stigma on housewives or stay-at-home parents in general and I just don’t get it. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to make the most of the time with your kids, just like there is nothing wrong with starting work soon after giving birth. It depends on circumstances and personality, on support systems and many more factors. Re-entering the market after being away for such a long time is near impossible, especially once you’ve reached a certain age. Also, companies want young talent, preferably with years of experience. It’s a struggle and Liza was just trying to get ahead of the situation, even if it might not have been the best way to go about it. Obviously this doesn’t just concern women, but needing to take breaks from your professional career because of a pregnancy does. And it doesn’t just treat the professional world, but also the craziness that is dating and the expectations that are placed on people these days. The cast as a whole is kickass and brilliant. I just consider the show really thought provoking in so many ways.

Lastly, it shows a unique behind the scenes look into the world of publishing. Why do some books get published and others don’t? What kind of marketing measures have to be taken for new releases from famous and debut authors? I am not saying this is all 100% realistic, but it gives you an idea of how it might be. Also, it’s great fuel for your book-inspired dreams.

I find the love interests on this show quite fascinating. There’s Josh (Nico Tortorella), who is about the most amazing boyfriend one could wish for (at least in my opinion). He worships Liza and he is so supportive and understanding in everything she does. He is kind and funny and pretty much down for anything. Do they fight? Sure, but they always make up eventually. Still, I can’t help but wonder if their relationship will really work. I always try not to be ageist with relationships, because who am I to say if people can make it work or not. But they want VERY different things at some point (not going into detail as to not spoil anything) and that’s a real issue. In my mind, Liza, the real Liza, would work better with our other love interest option, Charles.

So, Charles (Peter Hermann) doesn’t appear until a bit later in the series. He is Liza’s boss, which already creates conflict, is roughly in her age-range, single and a father as well. They have so much in common, it immediately creates sparks. Again, this potential relationship isn’t without problems though. While I do believe they fit together better because they are at a similar stage in their life, I am just not sure if he is really into her or the idea he has of her, you know? Love is a deceitful thing sometimes. Ultimately, the tear between those two very amazing guys is just another factor that makes watching Younger so much fun.

You may notice that there’s no section displaying reasons why you shouldn’t watch this show and that’s simply because there are no reasons why you shouldn’t immediately drop everything and binge this. Okay, there are always people who don’t like the same things as me and that’s totally fine, but still, I see no reasons why you shouldn’t give this a shot.

Are you watching Younger? Do you want to?

#CurrentlyWatching: Wynonna Earp

Welcome back to yet another #CurrentlyWatching! The decision for this week’s topic was up to the Twitterverse again and I am surprised happy to announce that the winner was (as you can see) Wynonna Earp! I’ve mentioned it a couple of times already, so it’s only fitting that it would get a whole post now.

I kind of stumbled upon this series by accident, having heard some of the names mentioned before, but never having read the comics or anything like that. Horror or demon-involving-shows always seem kind of scary to me, but then I just binged the whole thing in 2-3 days. Wynonna Earp has currently one season released and the second one coming this year. It airs on Syfy/Space but will be available on Netflix in some territories come April 1st.

Reluctantly, Wynonna Earp has to fulfill her family’s legacy and wield a magical colt to send demons back to hell.

From the beginning this was quite the surprise for me. A Western-Horror-supernatural show wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, but it was apparently something that I needed in my life. While there are definitely a couple of flaws (especially in the CGI and visual department), the acting is on point, the show is very fun to watch and Wynonna and the fellow characters are easy to root for. The dialogue is so clever and really funny a lot of the time. It’s definitely not a show you should judge on the pilot alone. I don’t think it’s necessary at all to know the comics, although it might be more fun at times to have at least heard the names Wyatt Earp and/or Doc Holliday.

Reluctant heroes are always a lot of fun and Wynonna is seriously the perfect representation of that. She’s irresponsible, partially selfish, but fiercely loyal to her family and there when it really counts. She grows so much during this first season alone, having to make tough calls along the way, I am excited to see where she is going next season. But she isn’t the only amazing character. From heroes to villains – there are very few people I didn’t enjoy seeing each episode, simply because there is so much more to all of the characters than what you might see at first.

As action packed and full of demon-hunting as the show is, there is still plenty of room for shipping. You can go for the picture-perfect one, the odd coupling or the fan-favourite. The relationships of all the characters are so intertwined that the lines often blur.

When it comes to the main character, Wynonna, you don’t exactly peg her as someone who needs to have a boyfriend or girlfriend. She knows how to have fun and I think she purposely avoids getting too attached to people. However, that doesn’t stop her from having chemistry with people and I guess there are two ships people are quite into – WyDoc and WyDolls.

So, WyDoc is the ship name for Wynonna Earp and Doc Holliday. It’s always a little weird to me because he’s like … more than 100 years old and Wynonna is in her mid-twenties but if vampire movies/shows have taught me anything (not that he’s a vampire), it’s that age is irrelevant when it comes to supernatural love stories. He definitely cares way more about Wynonna than either one of them would like to admit, but there are still too many unknown variables to really say if this could go anywhere. They definitely have the whole non-committal-whatever-we-are-it’s-working-thing down.

WyDolls in turn refers to Wynonna and Agent Dolls. He’s a man that has his feelings very much under check, but I think he also knows which effect he has on Wynonna. I don’t know why, but I was a little surprised when things were going in the WyDolls direction. I saw them as great, admittedly sometimes flirty, partners and growing friends, but not necessarily the romance. There are worse things to base a possible love story on though.

As I said in the beginning, I don’t really see Wynonna as the relationship type. She’s badass by herself, but it’s still fun to watch those ever changing connections between people. While her love life is something I haven’t really decided on, there’s another ship I would definitely go down with!

In the end, I think most people will agree though that the most important ship on the show is WayHought, which I support all the way. It’s the blossoming relationship between Wynonna’s sister Waverly Earp and police woman Nicole Hought. Those two are incredibly cute, but it’s also so much fun to watch Waverly realise that she is into women (which you will see from the start, is not obvious to her). Them figuring everything out together was just great to watch.

If you aren’t into vulgar jokes, some foul language, a little bit of violence or consider yourself a bit of a TV snob … then, I don’t know? Maybe skip this one? I thought it was fun, so it’s definitely worth a try, especially if you are able to overlook the sometimes “cheap” looking visual effects.

Have you watched Wynonna Earp? Would you? Who are you shipping?

#CurrentlyWatching: No Tomorrow

So, I gave you almost 3 weeks to catch up on all your TV watching without me suggesting new stuff (let’s pretend that was the reason why I didn’t post anything on the #CurrentlyWatching feature). To start us off mellow, I chose a very non-challenging show – No Tomorrow.

It’s a romantic comedy show on the CW with one season out so far. It hasn’t been renewed yet, but I hope it will be. It’s one of of those shows that makes you want to seize the day but that can also make you laugh with it’s over the top and crazy plot.

Evie Covington has always made smart and safe choices for her life, but all that caution goes out the window once she meets Xavier, a man who believes the world is about to end in 8 months. Struggling to arrange her beliefs with his, she’s going to take risks and discover more about herself and her friends than she ever would have without meeting Xavier.

First of all, I just find the message of No Tomorrow incredibly uplifting. As crazy and as much of a downer as the premise might sound, watching this show made me genuinely happy and laugh out loud every week. I get that every person’s sense of humour is different, but I would generally recommend to go into this not taking it too seriously. It is sometimes over the top, while still staying rooted in things we can relate to e.g. us wanting more from our current job, feeling really attracted to someone but being afraid of taking the risk or simply finding out what we really want. The cast has amazing chemistry and an even better development over the season. They all are real characters with strange quirks and faults, but to me that is what makes it so fun.

I mainly started watching this because of Jesse Rath as Timothy Fingers (who got more awesome with each episode, because in the beginning I was like “Whaaaat even is that role?”) but I stayed for everyone. I even considered making my own “apocalist” (list of things to do before the world ends) and venturing out in the world, because it’s light but also so thought provoking. My experience with this show was complete when Elliot Knight suddenly appeared in the finale of the first season, which was sad and happy and hopeful all at once.

As I’ve mentioned countless times now, I don’t know what to put in this section. If you can’t dispense belief while watching, this is going to be difficult. The show kind of encourages irresponsible behaviour, whether that be intentional or not, but I can’t find a real fault with it. Much of it depends on whether it clicks with you or not, because what I might find delightful, you could find dreadful and unoriginal. One never knows.

Did you watch No Tomorrow? Would you like to?

#CurrentlyWatching: Imposters

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As you may remember, last week’s post was about Riverdale and that the topic was decided through a Twitter poll. The other options weren’t that well received though and I noticed that NOT A SINGLE PERSON voted for Imposters. That just felt like a crime in itself to me, because it meant you all had no idea what you were missing out on. So, long story short, I am making it my mission to bring this show closer to you.

When I first heard about this show, my mind instantly went to the 2001 film Heartbreakers, which was one of my favourites for a very long time. I have always had a soft spot for con artist stories in my heart. Imposters is a dark comedy in its first season on Bravo and even though they’ve only aired about 3 episodes so far, it is very promising and a nice change of topic from all those other shows that are currently on air.

Imposters focuses on a woman who cons people into marrying her and then vanishes from their lives with all their money. Despite blackmailing them to not follow her, three of her (still lovesick) victims band together to find her.

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Imposters starts blissful, happy, with the perfect married couple and then BAM! It’s all a lie. It’s so difficult to believe, because they are unbearably sweet together and Ezra, the first conned man we get to meet, is like this precious care bear who even got his wife a present for each day they were married. His despair upon finding out that everything was fake breaks him. Only the arrival of one of Ava/Alice/Maddie/whatever-her-real-name-is’s previous victims gives his life purpose again and so the chase begins.

The complexity of the plot and the scams increase with each episode, without ever getting overbearing. We get to find out there’s a team and basically an entire operation behind the con woman, who I am just going to refer to as Maddie, and there’s still a lot to find out as to how exactly they work. She’s such a strong character though and uses everything she’s got to manipulate the world around her to her advantage. It may seem odd, but I find that not only impressive but also a little admirable. Of course I am not on board with the moral direction of her “job”, but she is using prejudice and stereotypes in her favour and therefore is a no-nonsense woman when it comes to her own well being, and that is something I love to see on my screen. I am fascinated, however, where things are going with her boss, the Doctor, because it seems they are starting to have different ideas about how to run the “business”.

And then there is the band of exes, who I am just going to readily fall in love with. They all bring their own qualities to the table and some of them are really unexpected. I think they mostly also provide the humorous parts of the story, which makes the series as a whole such a great mix. I personally am a willing mark, ready to be conned by all those beautiful characters (who are comprised of lesser and more famous actors/actresses, some of which were a real surprise to me *cough* Uma Thurman *cough*).

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I first thought about whether I could ship Maddie with one of her exes, but I don’t know if any of it was real. Seriously, it’s way too soon to tell, even though you can definitely see that they still have feelings for her. And I don’t know if any of the new targets could develop into something genuine. So, instead of romantically shipping anyone, I just ship the three exes/previous victims together! They compliment each other so much and together they might actually have a real shot at finding Maddie.

Admittedly, it happens rarely, but sometimes bro-ships are even more important than regular ships. They bicker and fight, there’s some fun banter – I LOVE banter, but in the end they stick with each other. They probably have all their own ulterior motive of finding Maddie, and once they do, their friendship will be tested. But until then, their mutual heartbreak is like a glue that holds together the most unlikely group of people.

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This has turned into the most difficult section of the post, because most of the time I have no idea what to say. I want to give trigger warnings in case there ever is something though, because I know it’s important to people, so let me think. The show is mostly harmless, but I do have to warn you about an attempted suicide in the first episode. Other than that, there’s only a little bit of foul language and tons of sexual innuendos.

Have you heard about Imposters? Do you want to watch it?