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Lets Chat: TV

Hey guys. In case you forgot. I have a Youtube channel LOL. I also came up with a plan for my upcoming videos. I’m calling it lets chat. Basically I’ll pick a topic to chat about and share my thoughts with you guys. My first video was all about TV. These are some of my favorite TV series all time. Some maybe on Netflix, Hulu or some other streaming service. Let me know what you guys think of this content plus what are your favorite TV series? I’ll continue to do book related content, but it’s good to  branch out a little. Anyways enjoy the video and hit that like button and subscribe!

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Pretty Little Liars: End Game Series Finale

 

So the series finale of Pretty Little Liars aired this week and pretty much blew up my Twitter feed. As it usually goes with this series, some fans were left greatly disappointed,  while others like yours truly thought the end was presented well. Lets get into the review{ Yes, there are spoilers. No reason to keep it a secret now 🙂

 

 

The final twist our lairs figured out was A.D turned out to be Spencer’s  evil twin. I found this final twist appealing, yet  do agree there were far better directions for the end game.  I’ve always been a fan of Ezra being A or AD and seeing Aria shoot him in the gut, watching his dead corpse fall out of a two story building, while she weeps in the night, but that would be way too dark for a Freeform series, so I’m cool with them being happily married. Go team Ezria! Mona continues to be the brilliantly crazy person we’ve all known and secretly loved. Will Spencer ever visit her real mum and evil twin whenever she visits Paris, France? Man her dad sure couldn’t keep his pants on when around beautiful women.  Hannah and Caleb are starting a family, yet they don’t seem as close in their relationship as they were at Rosewood high.  Emily and Allison have many mouths to feed. I’m still not sure if Spencer and Toby will ever be a legit thing.

Pretty Little Liars was always a fun, quirky series and I think this series finale fit that perfectly. It was a thrilling series which always kept me guessing. IMO it was a modern detective series that featured iconic theme’s from books like Psycho, Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys and other well known literature. This show had many interesting characters each with their own secrets too hide.  It was nice to see a series with female leading characters which centered around their unbreakable friendship. Friendship was always the main focus of the series. No matter what obstacle they faced, our lairs stuck together through it all. I wouldn’t be surprised if Pretty Little Liars TV series creator Marlene King figures out a way to bring Rosewood back into the spotlight with a new series someday. Who knows of what lies we haven’t heard about from this not so innocent Pennsylvania town. For now, we must say Au Revior,  Pretty Little Lairs. Tuesday night will never be the same.

 

Got a secret
Can you keep it?
Swear this one you’ll save
Better lock it, in your pocket
Taking this one to the grave
If I show you then I know you
Won’t tell what I said
Cause two can keep a secret
If one of them is dead … 

 

 

Reign Season Four: Rest in Peace Thy Queen

Last night, Mary Queen of Scots reign on local television came to its close. After four amazing seasons we say au revior to the historical retelling of one of Europe’s most controversial  queens. This story gets me every time.

 

Reign was a powerful show of passionate love and dedication to the historical events of her time. Young Scottish Mary (brilliantly portrayed  by Australian actress   Adelaide  Kane) was tossed into the ruthless, political monarchy of her day, becoming a queen at the very beginning of her life. She became a  consort to the French Queen and had claim to the English crown, yet her royal life went tragically down the well as she  grew up.  She faced many hardships like the death of her beloved husband King Francis,  her English cousin Elizabeth being named queen of England as well as facing division between her devotion to Catholicism while Scotland transformed itself into a Protestant nation. Her 2nd marriage to a cousin named Henry  Stewart earl of  Danrley was nothing more than sour.  These scandalous events spiraled out of control, leading to Mary’s demise. Eventually Mary was captured and confined to imprisonment for the next eighteen years of her cruel life, ending with her being beheaded for treason by her English cousin. WHY ELIZABETH, WHY?

 

The story of Mary’s life had always fascinated me. I’ve always looked at her life as depressing. She never truly got to live her own life.  She spent many  years  being taught how to become a queen and dealing with certain issues which would drive any person so young mad. The sudden death of Francis was the beginning of her end. Being raised by Catholics made her loyal to their cause, yet time had changed within her own countries approval of such religious belief.

She was sort of like an outsider really. A black sheep who  was certainly  on the defense more so than offense. Elizabeth was a skillful queen, yet her betrayal of Mary was brutal and unjust. Mary may have plotted against Elizabeth, yet I see it as her only way to stay alive. Some would argue she was the rightful queen of England, so what she did was only in her best interest. The cousins never actually met. They only spoke by letter, so their opinion of each other was biased by those around them. Perhaps if Elizabeth had paid her cousin a visit, things could of turned out better. I love how the show expressed Mary’s final moment, seeing Francis again in heaven. When my final day comes I’d love to meet her in heaven. I’ll give her a big hug and say” I’m sorry how cruel life was to you.”  Reign was an excellent series. As they say in the motherland” long live the queen!”

 

 

Merci to Grimm

Two weeks from today NBC’s supernatural fantasy  will come to an end after six amazing seasons. As this show is set to go off air I’m just overwhelmed with nostalgia.

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Grimm began in the fall of 2011. The series follows Portland detective  Nick Burkhart’s journey as he became a grim. As a grimm, he can see what regular people cannot see. Wessen which are basically half human half monster. Grimm has had some hilariously quirky, yet spooky episodes. Each episode was filmed in the beautiful  city of Portland, Oregon. The series finale will be jaw dropping as Nick and his friends uncover their final case  against a  skull faced devil.

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Today I have so much appreciation for what this show brought to its viewers. As a novice writer I’ve fallen in deep love with the supernatural more so, because of this show. This series brought many worlds together from the folklore which branch’s out across the globe. Instead of  just being a show about monsters fighting man it also revealed similarities between man and beast. So many times we may question the strange events that occur around us. Who knows maybe Wessen are real and there are grim’s defending us from them? Grimm has been entertaining from the start. As the show is set to go off air I must say merci to the wonderful writers, producer’s actors and actress’s of Grimm. Thank you for this outstanding adventure into the realm of fantasy and horror.

Top Ten Favorite Shows

Since it’s going to raining all day, because of Tropical Storm Colin I decided I’d do some, blogging.  My topic for this blog post will be on my top ten favorite TV shows. Some are on air today while some of these are passed favorites. My favorite type of shows  usually involve fantasy, comic books, and  a splash of comedy, so here we go!

 

  1. Smallville

Smallville is my all time favorite show.

2. Gotham

Gotham has become that show I can’t stop watching or talking about. It does not really make sense comparing to Batman’s origin, yet it is a fun twist.

 

 

      3. Grimm

 

I do not like Grimm as much as I use to, yet it is a very cool show for those who like urban fantasy and the Brother’s Grimm fairy tales.

4. The Flash

DC films may not be great, but their TV series are.  The Flash is a cool show with a nice family touch behind it.

 

 

5. The Goldbergs

 

 

The Goldberg’s is  LOL hilarious. Every episode is quirky 1980s genius.

 

6. Pretty Little Liars

 

 A glamorous, young adult like detective series that keeps you guessing.

 

7. Everybody Loves Raymond

I watched ELR all the time, growing up. I like shows that are so life like, yet still fictional.

 

8. American Ninja Warrior

 

ANW is a really fun summer series. It’s amazing how hard the contestants work to stay fit and compete. Bravo to all of them.

 

9. The 100

 

It’s a show that gives me so many feels. Some episodes I love. Others I hate. Good show.

10. Under The Dome

The series ended horribly, yet it was still enjoyable to watch. 

What are your favorite shows? Are any of them the same as mine? Let me know in the comment section below!

Gotham Season 2 Recap

Holy coconuts Batman! Another terrific season of Gotham has come to a close. Season two of Gotham brought us into the rise of so many villains. Young Bruce Wayne has his work cut out for him.

 

Season 2 had a very irry and disturbing feel to it. Gotham is full of strange and frightening things which is why I love this show so much. We enter Indian Hill which is a creepy research facility set up underneath Arkham Asylum. There is a secret doorway which leads to an elevator that leads to the entrance of Indian Hill. It did not seem to take Nygma long to figure this out. At Indian Hill, Dr. Hugo Strange preforms experiments on humans and monsters alike.  A lot of horrible events occurred at Indian Hill in season 2, but lets  talk about what happen, during the final episode.

 

While Nygma[aka The Riddler] is playing a game of riddles with Bruce Wayne and Lucius Fox; Dr. Strange is going over a little psychology  with Gordon’s mind. Dr. Strange seems like a great doctor although his ideals are not so promising. While, exposing his emotions Gordon overhears Dr. Strange mention a secret council within Gotham. Something tells me this Secret Council wants to remain a secret no more. After his one on one with Dr. Strange the future  commissioner of Gotham has decided to try his luck at getting his girl back. I think Gordon would be better off, leaving Lee in peace instead of dragging her back into his dramatic life. At least he stopped the bomb from, blowing up half the city before, leaving town.

While Gordon and the others are trapped at Indian Hill Harvey and the rest of Gotham’s police force were left speechless by Gordon’s doppelganger [ say hello to Clayface.] Seriously is Harvey that stupid? Luckily Barbara and the Penguin were on the scene.  Selina Kyle sort of helped, but  the real hero’s from this episode where Mr. Freeze,Firefly, and H20. I feel somewhat sad for Dr. Strange and Miss.Peabody. The best moment from last night’s show was the return of Fish Mooney although she did not stick around for long.  The final scene depicts the Indian Hill monsters being released from the van Fish Mooney stole while, escaping. Why did they not play Monster Mash? Was it just me or did I hear Jermone’s laugh in the background?#ReturnoftheJoker

 

Guess we will find out more info on season three in the coming months.  Gotham is one of the only shows that gives the villains a charm. Most shows do not leave me, feeling sad about the death of a villain or overjoyed when they return. David Mazouz is starting to become the Bruce Wayne we cherish. Carmren  Bicondova is lovely as Selina Kyle. My favorite character still remains the Penguin. Robin Lorde Taylor is perfect in his role. Hope we see more of him in season three.  Will Jada Pinkett Smith be a regular cast member again or is she going to be in an on and off role?  I’d love to see Harley Quinn, but I hope it’s not  Barbara.  Final episodes leave us with so many questions. Let me know what your thoughts are on Gotham and what direction the show should or shouldn’t take next for season 3.

 

 

 

The 100 Season Three Finale Review

The third season of CW’s The 100 was outstanding. The show really took two steps forward. The finale episode left me anxious to see what happens next.  I got so many feels right now that I could use a juice box to settle down.  Might be a long post just saying.

 

So Clark and the gang are at the point of no return against ALIE. After a touching scene between Clark and her mother Abby, Clark is left with the only decision that may save them all. Clark must enter the City of Light and shut down ALIE from within  Dun, Dun, DUN!!!!!

While in the City of Light Abby and Murphy must pump blood to keep Clark from, dying.  I cannot believe Murphy went over and hugged his girl with that bloody hand. On the other hand, Bellemy, Pike and Octavia  defend the tower as ALIE’s brainwashed army tries to break in. They literally climb up the tower walls like a bunch of Spider men. This is Matrix stuff!

In the City of Light, Clark is reunited with Lexa, but the two get separated again when Clark enters the computer ship thingy to stop ALIE. Why did Lexa have to die WHY!  ALIE pleads with Clark to remain in the city of light, because they’ll be safe from harm and pain. Clark responds to ALIE’s threat with a remarkable quote aka truth  bomb” You don’t ease pain. You overcome it. And we will,” So Clark stops ALIE, saving everybody although they might be a little warm in coming months. Danger comes at every corner for the Sky people.

This episode left me speechless. There was so many warm,  and fussy parts.  Some characters you feel pity for while others you may want to slap. Since they first landed on Earth the characters have all grown up. They’ve done some incredible stupid things,  yet they’re, forming a tighter group. For once Clark did the right thing and did not complain a bit[ clapping] Clark’s inner strength was released this season.

The moment where Bellemy  told Pike he was wrong to look at the grounders as different was  brilliant. If Pike had not gone dictator and killed the grounders all the pain and suffering would have never happen. They would have joined forces to defeat ALIE much sooner, so I have no problem with Octavia, murdering him. For a brief moment I thought that she may hug Pike, but nope. Sad that she could not forgive him, yet the scene left me, smiling. I think Octavia will be  a total beast in season four.

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The conversation between Clark and ALIE reminded me of when Jesus talked to the devil in the wilderness.  That’s Luke4:1-13 yall! Satan promises Christ he can get him anything he wants no questions asked. ALIE kind of does the same with Clark.  In the City of Light they would have been safe, yet they would have no free will. Without free will we’re basically Sims. As human’s we screw up. We make mistake after mistake. Even after all of that we find a way to recover. We always do. Like wise is when Monty told Jasper that they’ll never be happy. In life there is moments of sadness and times of joy. It’s all a part of life. I love it when a fictional series can make so much sense for real life events.

 

What are your thoughts on the Season Three finale? Let me know below in the comment Section.

 

 

 

 

Reign Season One Review

Mary Queen of Scots was a predominant figure in her time. She was born in Linlithgow, Scotland a town close by the Scottish capital of Edinburgh in 1542.  In her time she was meant to rule Europe’s most  important nations[ England, France, and Scotland], yet politics and disease diminished these hopes. She was one of my favorite historical figures too study back when I was home schooled. Now, having Netflix I have been, watching the CW series Reign. I’m all about the monarchy. Half my blood line is English.  Here is my review for season one.

After the sudden death of her father James,  infant Mary was named successor of the Scottish throne in the year of her birth. She became a queen in waiting to marry Francis, France’s future king[ they could not think of a better name for a Frenchman than Francis?}. At fifteen, Mary is nearly poisoned to death at the convent. She’s sent to live within the French Court. She gets reunited with her  BFF’s. Each of the girls get into some heavy romances and so much trouble. Mary is also reunited with Francis her future husband and king. She also meets Sebastian the bastard son who is a total hunk. If this love triangle is not enough to handle, Mary has to deal with the queen and king. The king really wants an heir to his throne. It’s like Jersey Shore medieval style.

The first six episodes of this show were somewhat boring, yet the series really picks up as you pay more attention. This must have been one of the worst era’s to ever live in. The people are so cruel. They were also so intimate like rabbits. Having bastard children is, because  you cannot keep your pants up so stop blaming Bastion ok King Henry!

I like all of the characters from this season whether good or bad. Adelaide Kane does a fantastic job, portraying Mary. IMO Mary was a pretty good person and Queen Elizabeth did sort of steal the English crown away from her.  I do wonder why her hair is not red on the show like the actual queen. What is so wrong about, having red hair? Francis is a good guy. He comes across as the type of king you’d want to have. Megan Follows is probably the best character on the show in my opinion. When I think of most kings or queens I think they were probably like Catherine and King Henry. King Henry was cool at first, but when he keeps seeing the ghostly image of his dead  brother around the castle he goes cray cray. Too much power for mortals. A lot this show is like a soap opera, yet the action is very good as well. The thought of a sword being jammed into my inner parts is just gross and freaky. Glad I’m alive in 2016. If you enjoy good, steamy romance this is the show for you. So hot!

 

Have you scene Reign? If so, what are your thoughts on this show?

 

 

 

Drake and Josh

For this weeks #ThrowbackThursday I thought i’d go nostalgic and write a  blog about Drake and Josh. Drake and Josh was a hit TV show on Nickelodeon. It ran from 2004 to 2007. Drake and Josh starred musician and actor Drake Bell with comedian/actor Josh Peck as step brothers who are total opposite.  This show was created by the brilliant Dan Schneider whom has created many of Nickelodeon’s top shows, such as All That,  ICarly,  The Amanda Show, and Zoey 101. He also had a part in ten episodes of Kenan and Kel and Good Burger.

This show was a mesh up of slap stick comedy with hilarious catch phrases. It gave off that family show appeal that brought many children joy. Drake and Josh was also well liked by adult audiences. They did many montages of other famous shows’ from scenes out of I Love Lucy, Ghost Busters, Dr. Phil,  The Blues Brothers and many more.This show was so relatable to real life drama like, learning how to drive a car,  dating, building a tree house for a boy who cannot stop crying, or getting your nerdy friends to babysit your grandpa, so you can ride a crazy, wild roller coaster on its opening night. My favorite sets on the show where the movie theater and Drake/Josh bedroom. The side characters such as Helen, Creig, Eric,  Miss. Hayfer and Crazy Steve were amazing characters on the show. Megan aka Miranda Cosgrove became that annoying little sister that everyone cherished. Well maybe not Josh tho. The final episode did not do this show justice, but at least we got the Christmas movie to say far well.

Drake and Josh was a show about two brothers from another mother who always came together to do the right thing or mess everything up completely. They were different, yet still they were family. NOW HUG ME BROTHER!

The 100 Season Three:Episode One[Wanheda:Part One] Review

CW { Channel 18 in my neck of the woods} had a pretty big Thursday night with the premiere of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and the arrival of season three of the 100. Last month while, eating a roast beef sandwich from Arby’s I was thinking” Geez there is, nothing to watch on Thursday nights except for the Pawn Stars.” Who says things can’t get better over night? Here is my review of season 3’s opening episode.  This episode begins a few months ahead of where season 2 left off. Murphy is still trapped in the bunker, yet gets released by Jaha and  ALIE from the mansion.  Something tells me he needs to take a shower.

Bellemy and the gang are, searching for Clark inside enemy lines. Camp Jaha’s  has been renamed Arkadia. Lincoln has entered their ranks, yet I do not think he’s officially a member just yet. Anyways the Chaos that Clark and others left on Mount Weathers is still bothering her. She’s gone full homeless chick mode out in the woods and has started a relationship with some new chick. I’m always puzzled over how these people do their hair. Do they even have hair lotion?

Could we at least get to know who this woman is before they rip each others clothing off in bed? There is also some rumor going around the grounder camps that if someone kills another then they will possession their power and strength. Clark has become hit number one on their list{ She’s also got a cool nickname as the Commander of Death!} A few of the characters are soul searching. Jasper is still very upset over Maya’s death{ I can’t blame him for this]. I just hope he doesn’t lose his mind completely. Octavia is still the too cool for school kid which I like. Bellemy seems to have matured the most. Raven continues to annoy me.

Overall I really like  how season three started. They jump right to the point and did not look back. Some of the show still left me, wondering WHY, but this is the 100.  Something tells me this season is going to be EPIC!

 

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