Now that all the shows I watch regularly are winding down for the season, the lack of Game of Thrones this year is really starting to hit me (I’m going through Game of Thrones withdrawal lawl).
Thankfully, I’ve got Fear The Walking Dead, and The Handmaid’s Tale, and for something a little lighter The 100, to tide me over. Also, I believe the new season of Big Brother (UK) is coming up, in about a week or so. Apparently, I’d completely erased the season 1 finale of Westworld from my mind, because I watched the first episode of season 2 when it first came out and literally had no clue what was going on (which has been a recurring theme for me while watching Westworld) so I’m gonna wait for a few episodes to pile up (if not the entire season) so I can just binge-watch the whole thing. For the record, I don’t do Arabic Dramas (not now, not ever). Now is the perfect time to switch over to binging on Korean Shows and some Anime!
In any case, a couple of months ago, I stumbled upon this music video that someone made by splicing Game of Thrones scenes (namely the Battle of Bastards episodes) and adding the song Je Te Pardonne (I forgive you) by Maitre Gims (french dude) featuring Sia to accompany the whole thing. Normally, I find it pretty cheezy when people do that (combine songs with scenes from their favorite anime or movie or tv show or whatever) but in this instance, I quite like it (odd choice of song however, especially if you speak french, but if you completely disregard the lyrics, or like myself, do not speak french, then it kinda’ works)! Obviously, it’s not the original music video, but I actually prefer it to the original. If you’re interested, I’ve included the original version below. As per usual, Sia‘s voice is amaze!
Have a lovely weekend!
L-R: Veronica, Jughead, Josie, Cheryl, Kevin, Betty, and Archie
All I was asking for from Riverdale (based on Archie Comics, one of my childhood-favorites) was a show that would be different from Pretty Little Liars, so of course it turned out to be similar -_- I gave up on Pretty Little Liars because it was so confusing and I had absolutely no idea what was going on most of the time. Even my girl-crush on Shay Mitchell wasn’t enough to keep me interested. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve watched (and still watch) a lot of other way more complex shows and quite enjoy the lot of them. Also, when done correctly, a “whodunit” plot can be quite compelling. However, with no satisfying pay-off (several seasons in, mind you) to make it feel worth putting up with all that constant teasing (she’s “A”, he’s “A”, they’re all “A”, nobody is “A”), I was
triggered annoyed enough to call it quits one day and just stopped watching Pretty Little Liars (still dunno who “A” is and not even the least bit interested in finding out, ya’ tease someone long enough and it stops being playful and just becomes straight up irritating).
I was so excited for Riverdale (previewed here)! I was hoping it be would just as fun as the first few seasons of One Tree Hill (so good) or The O.C. (also really, really good) or even Gossip Girl. Sadly, Riverdale seems to be following in Pretty Little Liar‘s footsteps. I hate what they’ve done with it! Enough with the teen drama mystery thrillers already! I stopped watching after a couple of episodes in (just couldn’t take it anymore) and waited for the first season to end, before binge-watching the whole thing. After giving it a fair shot, I can honestly say that I think Riverdale sucks! However, I’m nothing if not an optimist so I’m still gonna’ watch it (in the hopes that it’ll get better as the show progresses). However, if you limit yourself to watching only two or three shows, skip Riverdale and watch Dynasty (reboot of the classic) because so far, it’s shaping up to be one of the best in the “girly-girl tv-shows” category! I mean, two episodes in and I’m already obsessed! When that one girl pushed that other girl (at the funeral)… I died. There’s so much going on in every episode that time just flies and the episode is over before you know it! On the other hand, every episode of Riverdale just drags on and on and on and on and on
Edit: I gave up on Dynasty ages ago. Only the first 2-3 episodes were decent, but then it took a turn and now it’s just pretty girls traipsing about in pantsuits and yapping away about nothing… all the time.
Everyone has a family.
And every family has a story.
This Is Us chronicles the Pearson Family across the decades.
What a surprisingly fantastic show! No other series has made me cry as much! I literally ugly-cried during almost every other episode! I’ve heard of the hype surrounding This Is Us but chose to dismiss the show for some reason (also the name This Is Us just didn’t sound all that intriguing honestly) until now. I wasn’t planning on it, but “accidentally” binge-watched the whole thing, and was absolutely shocked by what an excellent show it was (completely unexpected)! I didn’t recognize much of the cast aside from the Milo Ventimiglia (whom I absolutely adored on the show Heroes) and Mandy Moore (grew up watching her in rom-coms but never really warmed up to her) and Justin Hartley (can’t quite place him but his face looks familiar). Regardless, the acting of every single cast member was superb! At first, I found the time-line jumping (from past to present) slightly irksome, but it turns out that it was not only pertinent to the story, but also added an interesting flavor to the show itself. It’s difficult to explain what the show is about, while simultaneously doing it justice. Obviously, it’s not sci-fi so don’t expect any fancy-schmancy special effects. Nor is it a comedy, which initially, I thought it was, for some reason and was dreading hearing the laugh-track. This Is Us is a highly emotional and extremely endearing family drama!
This season of Celebrity Big Brother was… interesting. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the mix of people they chose to participate. The men in particular were quite dull. For the most part, the housemates got along pretty well with each other… which was boring. Thankfully, Ann livened things up with her constant disapproval (so funny). You can check out my first impressions of the ladies (here) and the men (here) as well as my predictions (a lot of which actually came true). I really adored several people, this season (Amanda, Rachel, Maggie, Jess, Wayne, Jonny, Shane L, Shane J / Courtney, and even Ann)! Equally, there were several people I could not stand, this season (India, Daniel, Ginuwine, Malika, Andrew, and John). Whereas Ashley, I was indifferent about. That said, I can’t wait for the civilian version of Big Brother (which starts in Summer) because it lasts longer and is way more entertaining since younger housemates equals more drama (especially after being cooped up in the CBB House for so long).
More photos inside…
So… the guys are here and I never ever thought I’d say this… but I wish that for this season, they would’ve just stuck with an all-female household instead. I just about love all the women (aside from India and Malika) and find every single one of them to be pretty funny (again, aside from India and Malika). No offense to the men, but the majority of the guys seem pretty vanilla, especially in comparison to the more colorful lineup of women. So far, I absolutely adore Wayne and enjoy watching the 2 Shanes! The rest (of the men) are easily replaceable, as far as I’m concerned.
Yay! Another season of Celebrity Big Brother (Season 21): Year of the Woman! I live for trashy reality tv (don’t judge me), especially if they happen to be based in the UK! Marking the 100 year anniversary of women getting the vote, the first 8 housemates to enter the house were all women. I’m not sure if Emma (the host) was joking, but she mentioned that even the live audience (outside) were all female as well. However, the men will be joining them on Friday (next week?). So far, I really like most of them (aside from Malika and India) and found them to be quite charming! As soon as the ladies were all settled in “the power went out” in the Celebrity Big Brother House and the housemates got their first task, which was to “fix the fuse board” -_-
Continue reading to see more photos, as well as my first impressions of each housemate.
I didn’t include the title because that in and of itself is a spoiler. I glimpsed the title accidentally, (while constantly refreshing the website where I stream The Walking Dead) and it sorta’ ruined the whole episode for me (anyone with half a brain could figure it out). That said, I actually liked this episode because it wasn’t as slow as some of the other episodes (from past seasons). It wasn’t crazy eventful but it was suspenseful enough for me. They were laying it on pretty thick (that whole flower thing was a bit much) within the first 2 minutes of the episode (I was all prepared to be in a huff about how cheezy it was and everything) but then everything made sense (it didn’t work on me but I could understand their objective)… much, much later on. Also, Carol got a lot of screen-time, which is always awesome for me, mainly because I love her! Meanwhile Rick and Daryl were having a Bollywood moment (or as we refer to them in Kuwait, Filim Hindi, even though there’s no such language as Hindi…) I mean, I have no issue with suspending my beliefs for a tv show but No, Rick, just… no. You’d think with everything else that I’d let slide, this would be a non-issue but for some reason, this is where I draw the line. I couldn’t help it. I burst into laughter when I saw that part. In fact, I went back and watched it again just to make sure I really saw what I saw. Those who aren’t aware of the classic Bollywood Movie cliches might be more familiar with bad 80’s cop movies. You’ll know what I’m talking about when you watch the episode (maybe?).
Also, where’s Negan? It’s been a couple of episodes already. Are they really gonna’ hide him from us, up until the mid-season finale? :(