R.I.P. It or Ship It! TV Edition (Pt. 2)


I should be doing a TTT post, but somehow my brain won’t work in that department right now. So instead, as promised last week, here comes the TV Edition of R.I.P. It or Ship It! Part 2 with more teenage aged characters (You can check out Part 1 here). I guess most of those could be seen as adults though … I don’t know. I went on a nostalgia train with this one and even wanted to use even more characters, but 16 rounds seemed more than enough. I was a lot more liberal with shipping this time around as well, so this should be interesting. As always, the offer stands that you can go ahead and do the tag too if you want to – CONSIDER YOURSELF TAGGED! 

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The 100 S3 & DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (TV Review)

I just finished my list of TV shows for the day and feel like the season 3 Premiere of The 100 and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow are the most pressing ones to review. I guess this will be more of a mini-review since I am trying not to Spoiler anyone and I am not sure how good of a job I will do at that. It will mainly just be my reaction, but just in case I should is a Spoiler warning!

The 100

So, we all knew from the promos that the situation was pretty dire for most of our beloved characters and it’s true, but at the beginning some of them are off worse than others. The storyline is split between what is going on in Arkadia and how the people from the Arc are now trying to achieve peace with the Grounders, Murphy and Jaha’s continued search for the City of Light and Clarke dealing with the consequences of her actions all by herself. As always, I am least interested in the Jaha storyline, even though it is probably one of the most significant. While Clarke being away from camp hurts, it does make sense, however Jaha and Murphy are so far off from the rest of the people, it often feels like a completely different story altogether.

It seems that Clarke, Jasper and Murphy have to deal with the most, really putting their sanity at stake in my opinion. But they are not the only ones struggling with their identity (*cough* Octavia and Raven *cough*) and I can see where a lot of the conflicts will come from this Season. I do like the overall arc, which for me means Clarke’s redemption and trying to live together with the Grounders side by side rather than at each other’s throats. The only thing I will complain about are the new love interests for certain people. Just no! Get the people you already have to pair up, but don’t add bland new ones to the mix who don’t stand a chance against certain ships anyway!

Verdict: An interesting start for sure!

Side note: There was a nice surprise musical performance which I quite enjoyed, but don’t really know why they put in. Also, Zach McGowan has joined the cast and knowing how he acts on Black Sails, I think he’ll fit right in as a Grounder.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

The show is a spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, which already guarantees it a fair amount of viewers from the beginning. I was quite excited about it, but even with all the promos swirling around didn’t exactly know what to expect. We’ve already met all of the heroes/villains/legends involved in the team, except for Rip Hunter, who was introduced in the pilot. I like them all, their dynamic is really interesting and they all have their own stories to tell. Yet, with so many people (nine altogether I think) the focus is bound to switch between individuals, because you simply cannot give everyone the same screen time in 45 minutes without loosing momentum.

The pilot mainly revolved around the building of the team as well as Rip, Hawkgirl and Hawkman in particular. I didn’t expect it to be equally hilarious as it was heartbreaking sometimes. I especially liked the vibes between Captain Cold and the White Canary, but it will take some time to really see where it is all going and if it will work on a weekly basis, especially on the long run (meaning when the main villain is defeated).

Verdict: I really enjoyed it and just think it is super fun. Also, seeing Arthur Darvill as a Time Master … it’s just so weird.

Did you check out the two shows? Tell me what you thought about them!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Dec 14-20)


Admittedly it wasn’t the best received feature I’ve ever done on Life and Other Disasters last week, but I kind of like it. I love to recap and highlight some of the things I’ve seen throughout the week and it’s an easy way to accumulate it here and discuss since there is mostly something for everyone in there! Let’s get started!


Eddie the Eagle

So, the first one is a little bit of an oddball, but ski jumping is a huge thing in Austria, so it immediately caught my attention. Also, Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton in one movie! Count me in!!!

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

This movie doesn’t just have an excellent cast, it looks like one of those films that is hilarious while actually talking about a serious topic that will have you thinking for a while. So, you learn something while simultaneously being entertained – what more could you possibly wish for? Also, think about the title for a little bit and you’ll laugh at that alone!

High Rise

I am sure that I must have mentioned my love for Tom Hiddleston at some point, right? Well, while this movie certainly has a creepy vibe, I’ll have to watch it, just because of him being in it!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

I guess I am one of the few people who hasn’t read that book or any other Harry Potter related one, but that doesn’t mean I am any less excited about it! I AM SO EXCITED!!!

Star Trek Beyond

Teasing us like this, getting us all excited about little snippets and funny bits is just cruel. Why do we still have to wait so long!?!?!

TV Shows

The 100 Season 3

Last week we had the teaser promo, but this one is the full trailer for Season 3 and IT’S FREAKING KILLING ME! I swear my heart keeps breaking with every sentence and frame, especially when I see Bellamy … this really isn’t cool.

So, who’s ready to discuss? What are you going to watch/not watch? Tell me in the comments below!

Trailers You Might Have Missed

Last week was full of Trailer and promo releases and I thought I’d share a short summary of my thoughts as well as the trailers with you guys to discuss in the comments!


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

I am not a huge fan of the franchise, but I have watched the first movie. I thought it was funny and Megan Fox was a lot less terrible than I thought she would be, but it still didn’t blow me away. Now, the second movie looks a little better to me, but that’s probably mainly due to Stephen Amell. YAY – Oliver is branching out!

The Legend of Tarzan

It looks so different from my childhood memory of the story! I know that Tarzan has been made into movies with real people a lot of the times, but I always associate it with the animated version. This one looks so much darker and grown up, but I kind of like that. Also, Margot Robbie and Alexander Skarsgård are both so swoon-worthy! And Christoph Waltz is always great to watch as well!

The Nice Guys

In the beginning, I thought it looked weird, but weirdly genius. I think I’d like to watch this, even though I am usually not that much into violent movies.

X-Men Apocalypse

I HAVE NO WORDS! My mind just goes blank whenever I watch it, but I am super excited. The X-Men franchise is one of my favourites of the comic universe.

TV Shows

The 100 Season 3

My first thought was, “What did Clarke do with her hair?”, but then I realised how close the Season 3 premiere is and that made me extremely happy. The 100 is just so good and it seems to be getting better each season. (Also, please reunite Bellarke soon!!!) – Disclaimer: full trailer will be released on Monday!

Chicago Trilogy Crossover

You know how obsessed I am about the Chicago shows. This is going to be EPIC!

Teen Wolf Season 5B

It’s looking so grim … January 5th can’t come quick enough!

I do realise that that was a lot at once, but did you know about all of them? Did I show you something new? What are your thoughts?

The Summer Book Tag

Summer is coming to its end and Cristina @MyTinyObsessions nominated me just in time to do the Summer Book Tag (not to be confused with the Summertime Madness Book Tag!) So, let’s do this before autumn sweeps over the lands!



1656001The Host by Stephenie Meyer just about bored me to death in the beginning. I don’t know why I had such high expectations but I read it so slowly because it just was terrible and anti-climactic. I don’t know when exactly, but somehow it picked up and turned out to be a really good book with interesting characters. I guess I just couldn’t stand Wanda all by herself. It only got interesting when there were others around.


8475505Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins! That book is just so funny and I read the whole thing in that Southern Belle accent I imagine Harper having – it cracked me up!


18775221I have very few books that are set in Austria, so it seems I have free roam here. Let me think about something vacation-y though … The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morris. It starts out in India, continues in England and then plays out somewhere in the South of France and Paris. I’d say those are some nice holiday destinations! Also, I love the movie because Manish Dayal is just a dream come true!


23403402Pretty much every character from A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab seems either mysterious or shady to me.


17332969The 100 by Kass Morgan! I still can’t believe I got through all 3 books  … it was torture. It happens rarely, but here the TV show is a 100 times better than the book!


18007564Mark Watney from the Martian by Andy Weir! That man has a will to live and the humour to survive anything! He was in such a dire situation, but he managed to crack me up so many times throughout the book. I never thought it would be that funny!


16143347We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. Such a good book and perfect summer read too! I can’t tell you anything about the plot though, it would ruin all the fun and emotion in the book …


20873804A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin definitely has a huge set-up. I don’t just get confused with all the characters, but also with the kingdoms and borders and cities. I never actually know where anyone is at the moment (except for people at the wall, that’s a pretty good landmark). But I think every book that has a map in it could be considered for this point.


16096824SO many people to choose from and even though Cristina picked the same, I just finished the book and want to go with Tamlin from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas as well! Deal with it!


I’ve done a lot (and I really mean a lot) of tags lately and since we’re really close to summer’s end, I have no idea who did this tag and who didn’t. So, if you think this looks fun and want to do it: CONSIDER YOURSELF TAGGED! Also, leave a link in the comments below and I’ll be happy to check it out!

The Book Courtship Tag

Every now and then I tend to throw in a book tag to change up things on my blog. I actually read a lot, but I often don’t get around to posting about it and I’ll admit with shame that I let my Goodreads reviews slide as well. But I’m making up for it now! I forgot who created it originally, but I saw the Book Courtship Tag on jessethereader‘s channel on YouTube and it sounded like fun! The questions are structured according to the different phases of courtship, so here we go!

Phase 1 – Initial Attraction: A book that you bought because of the cover?
We’ve been over this before: I pretty much buy all my books because of their covers. Most recent acquiries include Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, The 100: Day 21 by Kass Morgan and Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins. Don’t they look just lovely!!

Phase 2 – First Impressions: A book that you got because of the summary?
That’s actually a little bit of a tough one. Very often, I buy books because someone recommended them to me or it just has a general buzz going on. It’s been a while since I’ve read this book, but I was really intrigued when I read the cover description of the Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern! I think it’s because I like vague descriptions rather than full on explanations of the story and the Night Circus was definitely vague!

Phase 3 – Sweet Talk: A book with great writing?
Uuuuh, I like that one! Although I love the writing in Red Queen and the Shatter Me Series, those seem like my go-to answers, so I want to say something different. Is it weird to say Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare at this point? It’s nothing like the books I mentioned before, but I found the writing hilarious! Maybe that’s because I completely and utterly associate it with the performance of Katherine Tate and David Tennant though … (click here to see the Trailer on YouTube!). Also, there’s a Joss Whedon version out there (again, click here for the Trailer) which I liked.

Phase 4 – First Date: A first book of a series which made you want to pick up the rest of the series?
If I start a series, the book has to be really, really terrible in order for me not to want to read on. (I stuck with the 100 series and that means something …). Yet, I do know of a book that I loved so much and still love to this day: The Bad Beginning from A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket! I love that series to bits, even though I think it’s quite dark and frustrating for children.

Phase 5 – Late Night Phone Calls: A book that kept you up all night?
Many a book has managed to do that. Nowadays it just happens so often that I can’t remember at what time of the day I’ve read a book. However, when I was little that was a special thing to do (and a real honor for the book). I remember loving the City of Beasts series by Isabel Allende and it being so suspenseful that I just couldn’t put the books away!


Phase 6 – Always on my mind: A book you couldn’t stop thinking about?
There are two books that’ve stayed with me a while after I was finished with reading them: How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff and Every Day by David Levithan. And here’s why:

  • For me, war is a very disturbing but vague concept. I’ve grown up in a safe environment and I wouldn’t wish for it to be any different, but How I Live Now allowed me a glimpse at how warfare would look like in developed countries nowadays and that just kept me thinking for a while. We are used to so many things these days, the world would go down in a whole different kind of chaos without the communication systems we have now.
  • David Levithan is one of my all time favourite authors, but he managed something completely new with Every Day. The main protagonist switches body every single day, not willingly, it’s more like a curse. That led to the problem that A never had a gender identity. Try to imagine a character without those typical female or male voices, without a face to go with. It’s really weird. I can’t wait for the rest of the series!

Phase 7 – Getting Physical: A book which you love the way it feels?
You’re going to have to trust me on this one, because I have no way of proving it, but I love the way The Spook’s Apprentice by Joseph Delaney feels like. It’s as if the book is bound in leather or something and that just feels sooo nice. The book has been turned into a movie with Ben Barnes, Jeff Bridges, Alicia Vikander, Julianne Moore and Kit Harington. I haven’t seen it yet, so if you have, tell me if it’s worth checking out!


Phase 8 – Meeting the parents: A book you would recommend to your family and friends?
I’m not sure I would recommend it to all my friends (because let’s face it, the tastes vary a lot), but I recommended it to my mum and she liked it: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. It was a change from the usual sci-fi/fantasy/YA stuff I normally read and the old man’s POV just broke my heart. Also, I love stories that take place in a circus.


Phase 9 – Thinking about the future: A book or series you know you will re-read many times in the future?
I’m not huge on re-reading, but I like to take a look at the Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke and everything written by John Green every now and then.

Phase 10 – Share the love: Who do you tag?
I don’t usually tag people with this, so whoever wants to do it – GO AHEAD! Spread the looove!

Hope you enjoyed this little excursion into my bookshelf-life. Don’t hesitate to comment and discuss below! I’d love to hear what you think.
Read you soon!

Eye Candy Season Finale

Seriously, people who are following me on Twitter know how obsessed I was with this show, live tweeting every week (and luckily getting retweeted by cast and crew) and generally getting way too emotional about it. Now the first Season is over and I want to recap/review the Season Finale of Eye CandySpoilers ahead!

I always get mad at shows with only ten episodes, because they last for such a short time, but on the other hand they are often more precise in their story arc than longer shows. Eye Candy (or rather MTV) really surprised me with barely having any bad episodes and mostly being on point and topic-related. Just as a little summary/reminder: Lindy, a hacker, starts working with the NYC Cyber Crimes Unit after it turns out one of her online dates is a serial killer. (That’s really the short, short version – click here to read my take on the Series Premiere!)

Now let’s talk about the finale:

  • The obvious elephant in the room first: Who would have thought that Jake is the flirtual killer? Just when I was about to semi-accept Jindy as a thing … Well, better him than Tommy. After getting a glimpse of Jake as a kid (adorable but disturbing), we find out more about his motivation behind killing and his obsession with Lindy. I think the voice-over of the killer (which I actually loved) just really threw me off his tracks. So, very well done, especially kudos to Ryan Cooper for the creepy acting in the last episode!
  • I just need a second to express my appreciation for Harvey Guillen as George. That guy is hilarious!
  • Connor probably wasn’t my favourite character this season, but I do feel sorry for him. His friends just keep dying – first his date, then Tessa and then Sophia has a close call. Let’s hope for a bit of a less eventful time for both of them to recover.
  • Now, last but not least, Lindy. She finally found a clue about her sister that might actually lead somewhere. I get why she left immediately, but I hate that Tindy is apart for now (just like Bellarke on the 100 – not cool!!). That last cyber farewell with Tommy was heartbreaking, because I truly love all their scenes together and I would have liked for them to have an actual conversation face-to-face. I am glad she forgave him, but I think he would have helped her in her search for Sara. He clearly stated that he would never stop looking for her and he even “stole” equipment from the Cyber Crimes Unit in order to help her, so her leaving is a bit pointless.

With the Sara-cliffhanger (Who was she afraid of? Who did she want to protect Lindy from?) I definitely want or rather I NEED another Season. I am desperately hoping ratings were good enough. I definitely loved it either way!

What were your thoughts on Eye Candy?

UPDATE 4/18/2015:

The show has been cancelled and I am devastated!!!

The 100 Season 2 Finale

Why do the shows that I like always have to end this quickly? Prepare for Spoilers for the very emotional Season 2 Finale of the 100 “Blood Must Have Blood, Part II”.

The 100 definitely didn’t hold back this Season and has developed into something much, much darker than before. The first Season was still laced with teenage angst, drama and heartache, but as soon as Mount Weather came into play, survival became even more serious than with the appearance of the Grounders. The character development of Clarke was ginormous as well and I am still not sure if I like all the changes. Nonetheless, I was very happy that this episode was mainly boiled down to the original “100” members (sorry Finn and Wells), without the ever-present Grounders or other adults interfering.

Before I go into detail about how the different storylines ended with “Blood Must Have Blood, Part II”, let’s recap what happened during the first part: Clarke’s alliance with the Grounders crumbled to pieces when Lexa struck a deal with the Mountain men to save her people, but leave the Sky people behind. In a way, I understood where Lexa came from, but it also meant the inevitable end of the very short-lived Clexa ship. While Clarke had to find a way to save her friends by herself now, Jaha discovered some drones and decided to follow them with a boat as big as a nutshell over an undeclared body of water. I think those are the main points, now here’s what happened in part II:

  • Clarke has definitely changed after being “forced” to kill Finn and other shows would have had her at her darkest hour after that, but not the 100. For her it just got worse. She let a bomb be dropped on Tondc which got several people killed, to prove to Cage that she meant business, she killed Dante in cold blood and finally she commited mass murder by letting radiation into Mount Weather. She did it all to protect her people, save them even, but recovering from that will take a long, long time.
    One of the best parts of the episode was the Bellarke reunion. I think it showed that Clarke didn’t have Bellamy’s council and made some bad decisions on the way. Now that they were a team again, Bellamy did his best to lift some of the heavy weight Clarke has to carry on her shoulders. Unfortunately he still couldn’t persuade her to stay as she decided to leave Camp Jaha at the end of the episode. They’ll meet again, but I hate how much the writers tend to torture those who ship them together.
  • Speaking of the mass murder in Mount Weather, it also meant the death of Maya. I wasn’t sure what to think of her at first, but then I really started to like her and she was super cute with Jasper. I don’t know how he’ll ever be able to forgive his friends for that, even if they meant well and saw her as a casualty.
  • Octavia has turned into such a bad-ass warrior the past episodes, she’s just majorly awesome! Sometimes I feel like she’s a little too harsh to Clarke, but I guess she’s just always been very impulsive. And then again, her speaking her mind is one of the characteristics that I always liked most about her. I am also happy that she and Lincoln are still going strong!
  • Abby and Raven’s experience during the last episode was especially cruel to watch. I never expected them to be tortured like that, but we’ll see how they’ll fare after that. They both have men (aka Kane and Wick) that care about them and will take care of them, which is good.
  • Another important revelation had to do with Murphy and Jaha. While Murphy discovered some Rapunzel-like tower that looked like a bachelor pad inside, Jaha found a nice mansion with someone actually living in there. Okay, “someone” might be an exaggeration, since she’s a hologram called A.L.I.E. (or Allie or Ellie, I took A.L.I.E. from Jason Rothenberg himself and I think it’s a smart play on words). She was super happy (and creepy) as she thanked Jaha for getting her a nuke. I felt really disconnected from Jaha’s story this Season, but it was a real WTF-moment with him and that hologram-lady, just like with Clarke last season, that will make Season 3 even more interesting.

I can’t wait for this show to continue. To bide the time, I’m reading the books the show is based on. As soon as I am all caught up on the books, I might do a comparison post on the two.

What were your thoughts about the finale?

Not Another Happy Ending Review

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! To celebrate this day of love, I am going to review the Scottish romantic comedy Not Another Happy Ending! I am afraid I can’t do this entirely without Spoilers, so beware!

Let’s start with the facts (as always):

Genre: Romance/Comedy

Length: 102  minutes

Cast: Karen Gillan, Stanley Weber, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Ian Cusick, Gary Lewis, Freya Mavor, Amy Manson, Kate Dickie …

Director: John McKay

Writer: David Solomons

Jane Lockhart is Tom’s only bestselling author and he can’t wait for her new book to be ready for publishing. But there’s one problem: Jane is blocked. Distracted by her successful screenwriter-boyfriend, who is currently adapting her first story for the big screen, and the pressure to write another hit-novel she rather bakes instead of write. Yet Tom knows exactly what to do. There’s one thing he’s sure of and that’s the fact that Jane can only write when she’s miserable, so he tries to ruin her life in order to help her. Of course that’s a plan destined to fail and it only gets worse after he starts developing real feelings for her. Emotional chaos on both sides is the result.

There were several reasons I wanted to see this movie. First, I am a sucker for RomCom’s (big news there, I know), but the even more prominent reason was the cast. I love Karen Gillan because of Doctor Who, Iain De Caestecker because of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Henry Ian Cusick because of more than just the 100 – that movie was like a feast for the TV show-loving side of my brain with several worlds colliding. I hadn’t heard much about Stanley Weber before the movie (probably because he’s in a lot of French movies and I haven’t seen any them except for French Women/Sous les jupes des filles), but he also proved to be a good choice for the role of Tom and worth looking out for.

Generally, I really enjoyed the movie. It offered exactly what it advertised and that is light entertainment. Granted sometimes the humour was a tad too silly for me, but it was quirky and hilarious nonetheless. The music is great as well and I really can’t say much more. Of course it’s predictable, but who watches a RomCom for their plot twists? The main cast knows how to hold themselves and is supported by great side characters. If you are looking for a nice movie for Valentine’s Day this is my recommendation!

What do you think?

Shameless Season 5 Premiere

The Gallaghers are back for their 5th Season of Shameless! I cannot tell you how happy I am to see their story continued, since Season 4 didn’t exactly end on a happy note. Beware of Spoilers ahead and let’s dive right into it with a little recap of what’s been going on so far!

So, it’s summer, which is always a nice season for the show in my opinion, and everybody looks even more grown up (Just look at some of the younger kids!). But drama isn’t far when it comes to Gallaghers. Here’s my little break-down of the premiere episode of Season 5:

  • While Frank seems to tone down his drinking a little bit with only one beer per day, he in no way intends to just accept it. Instead he brews his own beer, which seems disgusting and leads to him passing out and waking up naked. Typical Frank.
  • Carl busted his ankle and is just the usual little delinquent he’s always been.
  • Debbie is moody, helps Frank for money and is mad because her friends don’t talk to her anymore. Basically, she’s a teenager.
  • Liam is as cute as ever!
  • Sammi and Sheila continue their little feud, while Sammi just wants her father’s attention. But Frank, of course, cares very little for that.
  • Kev and V are stressed out because of the babies; especially V, because Kev is just so much better with the twins than she is. I think that was always obvious though, because we really saw his fatherly qualities with Ethel.
  • Fiona seems to thoroughly enjoy her new job, maybe because she’s totally falling for her boss, Sean. He was originally portrayed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, whom I love, but got exchanged with Dermot Mulroney now. I don’t have anything against Mulroney per se because he’s doing his job really well, but I was definitely looking forward to seeing Morgan in one of my favourite shows. Guess you can’t have it all …
  • Lip is back from college and … not happy? I think he got used to a certain standard of life and the whole “relationship” with Amanda might actually be more serious than he’d like to admit. So his old life surely doesn’t seem that appealing anymore. Or is it that he feels guilty about leading a better life? I don’t know, but he has to lie about the watch he got from Amanda and that’s just kind of sad. While I like that Amanda can keep up with Lip (he definitely needs someone like that), I don’t really see them together as end game. I’m looking forward to what this season has in store for them. Will Mandy make a comeback?
  • Ian, Mickey, the baby and even Svetlana are this really cute little family. Ian definitely feels better now, but I hate how they are all in denial about his condition. Manic depression is serious and I understand why they don’t want to accept that Ian might be bipolar, but he should go see a doctor. Svetlana apparently works as a surrogate now, Mickey is a con man and Ian takes care of the kid. Somehow that seems to work quite well, except … Ian is cheating on Mickey and it’s breaking my heart. The insane chemistry that is Gallavich is the best part of the show, it’s definitely my favourite one, and I can’t watch it crumble to pieces.
  • At the end of last season we saw that Jimmy/Steve is back. While he didn’t actually appear in the premiere episode, his mysterious lady friend (called Angela and portrayed by the ever so amazing Dichen Lachman – seriously she’s amazing! Check out Lust for Love, Dollhouse and the 100 to convince yourself!) is always sitting in Fiona’s section at the diner, asking her all sorts of questions and leaving $100 as a tip. I wonder what’s up with that? Did Jimmy get rich while he was gone?

So, there’s already a lot going on in this first episode, but I still can’t wait for more. What do you think will happen?