Big Brother Season 19 Launch (Introductions and Predictions)

Wow! They really got a colorful bunch for their lineup this year! A lot of them were imported lol I can’t even pronounce half their names! So many big personalities! I guess since this is meant to be the last season, they went all out! Right from the start, the housemates were told they had to collect BitcoinBigcoin” (-_-) which could potentially change their fate in the game. That was new. Also, one of the housemates has already been booted out of the house (after her racist tweets were unearthed). So much drama already and in less than 24 hours! For the next 2 months, I’m going to watch the final season of Big Brother religiously, because it’s shaping up to be a highly entertaining one! Moving on to the first impressions and predictions and such…

Emma never fails to delight! Also, everything she wears is just so cool! I simply adore her! Once the show ends for good, I’ll miss Emma the most!

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Goodbye Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother

It’s official. Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother are cancelled. Channel 5 recently confirmed the show would be ending after 18 years on the airwaves, with this year’s series being the last.

Well, that sucks. To me, Big Brother was like crack. I was pretty much addicted as soon as I stumbled upon the show. I’d really hate to see it go! Here’s hoping some other channel picks up the series!

Celebrity Big Brother Season 22

I didn’t even know that the new season of Celebrity Big Brother had begun, up until I noticed my previous Celebrity Big Brother posts (here and here and here and here and here) getting lots of views. Lo and behold, not only had Season 22 started, but they were all the way up to episode 14! I jotted down my first impressions and predictions on my phone (using my trusty Notes app) while watching the first episode, but never got around to actually posting any of it because a week later they were already talking about the finale (so it was too late). Honest to God, I predicted that Roxanne would ask to leave the house at some point and sure enough she did! This season, I disliked them all, side from Kirstie Alley and Nick Leeson and later on Ben Jardine. Apparently, the theme this season was supposed to be the housemate’s past “storms” (controversies) with the focus being on Stormy Daniels (who pulled out lol at the last minute).

On the first night, the host, Emma Willis, slayed in her bespoke navy jumpsuit! From the Shoulder-Pads and the Collar to the Wide-Leg bottoms, she killed it! Honestly, this woman can do no wrong in my eyes!

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Jan Hammer – Crockett’s Theme (Miami Vice)

Purely based on my deep deep deeeeeeeeeep unabashed love of 80’s (as well as 80’s-inspired) music… but also based on my outfit in the previous post (here). In the interest of full disclosure, I’ve never actually seen a single episode of Miami Vice. It’s not so much that I missed the boat on that one, as much as everyone has just talked about it and referenced it so much that I don’t really feel the need to watch it anymore. I did binge-watch Narcos on Netflix recently (which is why I can’t stop randomly blurting out “tranquila” to anyone and everyone… yup, that’s my take-away) and can honestly say that Narcos was an awesome, awesome show!

Nicki Minaj – Chun-Li

The first time I heard this song, I was unimpressed. Few months later, outta’ nowhere, this song literally starts playing in my dream (inception much?) and now I’m kinda’ into it!

Chun-Li was actually my favorite character in Street Fighter! Although Vega/Balrog (Spanish character, sports a wolverine-esqe claw and wears an iron mask on his face) is a close second, because both Vega and Chun-Li were pretty speedy! Back in the day, we would all huddle around this really, really small tv (hand-me-down from my dad, which we reserved for gaming) and play Street Fighter II on the SNES for hours on end. If you lost, you’d have to hand the controller to the next person. If you won, you kept playing. We’d all take turns trying to dethrone the winner. In the interest of full disclosure, I used to cheat (I was a kid, okay?) by trapping my opponent in a corner using Chun-Li’s Lightning Kick, until their character’s health was depleted and I’d win.

I’d get such a kick (lawl) out of the bonus levels!

Consequentially, I was no longer “allowed” to choose Chun-Li lol That’s okay though because there was a Street Fighter Arcade Game at one of those sea-side restaurants (I believe it was Shrimpy) on Blajat Street. I’d be minding my own business, trying to finish the game, when a group of giants (everyone looks like a giant when you’re a kid) would strut in, take one look at me (in my pigtails and overalls lawl) and just assume that they could take me, which is why I’d get immense satisfaction trapping them in a corner, until my food was ready. Good times! lol Arcade-wise, I sorta’ stopped playing Street Fighter because King of Fighters was more fun (you got to pick 3 characters). I always used to hate the arcade version of Tekken (so slow) but when it started getting faster, I sorta’ got more into it. There were so many places that had Arcade Games back in the day and I might be remembering this wrong, but I believe that you could just pop in a 100 fils coin to activate the game and start playing, as opposed to nowadays where you have to buy a token (that can cost your entire life savings, easily).

When Tekken 6 came out, I finished the game, twice, using Alisa (the robot girl, because she’s super fast) and Angel (because she’s… pretty. lawl). Incidentally, both characters happened to have wings! Anyways, in the middle of Dead Risings 3, my character was surrounded by zombies, which made me panic, which in turn sent me into random button-mashing mode and outta’ nowhere, the main character executed Ryu‘s Dragon Punch! He literally yelled out “Shoryuken“! We all died laughing! Street Fighter and Dead Rising were both developed by Capcom (which should explain the cross-overs) but still, it was so unexpected, which is why I found it hilarious! It also made me miss Street Fighter so I went back to it and finished Street Fighter IV using Hakan (slippery Turkish Oil Wrestler) just because his character kept saying “Seriously?” which cracked me up (I’m easily amused).

Back to the point of this post, for some reason, the live action versions of Anime, Video Games, and so on, usually tend to… suck. Super Mario Bros (1993) was trash! The original Street Fighter (1994) despite including Van Damme as part of the cast (Kylie Minogue as Cammy lol) was a trainwreck! Somehow, Mortal Kombat (1995) was even worse! The list goes on and on and on.

However, Machinima released Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist (live action web-series) which was pretty awesome! Ken looked like a low-rent Tom Cruise and everyone mostly talked in English, but the whole thing was so good, regardless. The fight scenes choreography was just… *mmmwha* perfection! Prior to that, they’d released Mortal Kombat: Legacy (Season 1 here) which was insanely good! My favorite episode was the one featuring Raiden (here). Both shows were successful enough to get a second season.

Just goes to show the difference between being money-hungry (churning out garbage as quickly as possible for a quick buck) and being a true fan (resulting in quality work, born of love)!

Maître Gims – Je Te Pardonne ft. Sia

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!

Riverdale Sucks


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.

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