Friday, October 20, 2017

TV Review: Coffee Prince

                                                        Coffee Prince Review
Coffee Prince is the classic Kdrama about a hardworking tomboy named Go Eun Chan who is often mistaken for a boy and one day she is mistaken for a boy by Choi Han kyul a man from a wealthy family who isn't looking to settle down with anyone but is being set up on marriage dates by his grandmother. Han kyul ends up hiring Eun chan to be his fake boyfriend and Eun chan doesn't bother telling him that she's actually a girl because she really needs the money and she figures she won't see him after this but they do keep running into each other.

Eventually Han kyul is told by his grandmother that he has to successfully run a coffee shop for three months if he wants to go back to America and continue living as he was, Han kyul is reluctant at first but is convinced to do so by Eun chan who wants him to run the shop solely because she wants him to hire since she has recently loss her job and she needs another one fast. Eun chan and Han kyul end up working closely together as time goes on and the two of them become very close friends and they both start developing romantic feelings for each other. Eun chan spends the first half of the series worrying that Han kyul wouldn't be attracted to her even if he knew she was a girl and Han kyul spends it worrying that he might be gay since he has feelings for Eun chan regardless of what gender she is.

This series is also one that has a lot of sub plots like for instance their is the on again off again relationship between the second leads Choi Han sung and Han Yoo joo who can be really sweet in one episode but breaking up in the next not to mention at the start of the series our leads had unrequited crushes on the second leads that never really went anywhere since they had their own relationship going on already. There's also subplots involving the other workers at the coffee shop like how Min Yeop is dating Eun chan's sister or how Sun ki is trying to track down his lost love.

Overall I really enjoyed this series it was one where the leads really where what made the series and considering how talented the actors were and how well they worked together that is by no means a bad thing. I thought that the pace was a lot slower than most dramas which I think worked for the series but at times made the episodes feel a lot longer than they actually were. Please tell me your thoughts about this series in the comment section below.

Book Review: Highly Illogical Behavior

                                              Highly Illogical Behavior Review
Highly Illogical Behavior is about a boy named Solomon Reed who hasn't left his house in three years because of his severe social anxiety and currently has no plans to ever leave the house again. Solomon doesn't feel like he's missing much of anything by staying put in his house and he's perfectly fine with only having talked to his mom, dad and grandma for the past few years although he does feel guilty about how his parents feel like they can't go much anymore because of him but that isn't enough for Solomon to consider leaving his house.

Lisa Praytor is an over achieving high school who decides that she is going to find a way to get Solomon to get out of his house by befriending him because she believes that she can cure him of his disorder. Lisa believes that if she can get Solomon to get out of the house that she can write about it in her college essay to get into the second best school for psychology and she hopes that if her experiment is a success that she'll not only get into college but get a full ride scholarship to it.

Through out the book Solomon after befriending Lisa and her boyfriend Clark starts to want to make some small steps back into the world at large but knows that it's a lot easier said than done and he's not sure if he'll ever be ready to face the world. Lisa starts to figure out that trying to fix someone she just met for personal gain is both something that she doesn't have the skills to do so and is of course morally ethically the wrong thing to do. In the end both Solomon and Lisa are able to grow as people because of their relationship with each other.

Overall I really loved this book it had a unique plot and the characters were ones that I was interested in following and I really like the writing style which made for a pretty quick read for me. Please tell me your thoughts about this book in the comment section below.

TV Review: The Gifted: Exposed(1.01)

                                            The Gifted: Exposed(1.01)Review
  • I liked how the episode opened with showing us how mutants are being hunted down by the cops simply for being mutants which the show us with the character Clarice.
  • I liked that John, Marcos and Lorna were looking for Clarice when she was running from the cops and that when they found her they invited her to join them and that they protected her and helped get her to safety.
  • I was sad that Lorna was captured by the police after she tried to get revenge on a cop fro shooting Marcos.
  • I liked that Reed threatened to sue the school if they didn't do anything to stop his son Andy from being bullied.
  • I like that Lorna refuses to give up any information about the other mutants after she was captured even though it is something that could end up saving her.
  • I like that Lorna pointed out to Reed that if she really wanted to kill the cops they would be dead by showing him how easy it would be for her to remove the screws from his legs.
  • I find it interesting that Andy feels so trapped in his own home that he tags along with Lauren to the dance even though he is likely to run into the kids that are bullying him because he wants to get out of the house so badly.
  • I'm not really surprised that Andy abilities manifested when they did considering the bullies had him trapped and had showers of freezing and burning hot water pouring down at him.
  • I liked that when the gym area of the school started to collapse in on itself that Lauren refused to leave without getting Andy to safety and I like that she used her own abilities to get to him and get them both out safely.
  • I like that Marcos wants to go on a mission to rescue Lorna but I also like that John won't let him since they aren't strong enough to win against an entire building worth of cops.
  • I was surprised to learn that Lauren had her abilities for three years now and that she was able to keep them secret for so long.
  • I find it sad how when Caitlin is reassuring Lauren that her dad doesn't arrested all mutants just the ones that hurt people that Andy said ones like me since he hurt people when his powers manifest because he wasn't in control of them.
  • I liked that when some people told Caitlin that they were going to take Lauren and Andy that she refused to even let them in the house and I liked that she then went on the run with Lauren and Andy.
  • I like that Reed made it clear right away that the most important thing is that Andy and Lauren are safe but I also like that he tried to figure out if Andy actually did anything wrong legally because he wants to find away to keep him out of jail.
  • The fact that Reed find Sentinel services to be frightening is worrying and the fact that them being involved makes him think that his family fleeing the country is the best course of action shows how dangerous they are.
  • I like that Lauren tells Andy how she relieved that she can finally talk about being a mutant and I like that she tells Andy that she doesn't blame him for ruining their life or anything and promises to teach him how to control his abilities.
  • I liked that Clarice thanks Marcos for helping to save her and tells him sorry that he lost Lorna while rescuing her and I like that he tells her it wasn't her fault.
  • I like that Reed called Marcos to get him and his family out of the country but I also like that Marcos was hesitant to help him considering what he does for a living.
  • I was a bit surprised to discover Lorna was pregnant but I wasn't surprised at all to find out that Marcos is the father.
  • I think that the deal Marcos has with Reed is fair with him being willing to get his family to safety but having Reed stay with him until he gets Lorna back.
  • I liked that Clarice told John about how Marcos went off on his own to help someone and I like that John then decides to go find him.
  • I wasn't all that surprised that Sentinel services was able to track down the Stucker family but I was glad that John and Clarice found them in time to help them all escape.
  • I like that Clarice was able to use a portal to get almost everyone to safety and I like that Andy was able to control his abilities for a little bit.
  • I'm worried about Reed since he was shot at the end of episode but I have a feeling that he'll live but won't be able to get back to his family for along time.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

Book Review: The Kane Chronicles: The Throne of Fire

                                                  The Throne of Fire Review
The Throne of Fire is the second book in the Kane Chronicles series and in this book Carter and Sadie have to find and awaken Ra the sun god in order to stop Apophis the serpent of chaos from devouring the sun and destroying the world. Carter and Sadie have only a few days to complete their task and neither of them full know what they're doing or if Ra really is their best chance at defeating Apophis since he is now old and frail.

The Kanes between this book and the last one have started training other young magicians in the old ways and this is something that upsets the house of life which causes a few more problems for Carter and Sadie along the way but it also gives them quite a few allies. In this book Sadie finds herself worrying about a recruit named Walt whose bloodline has been curse long ago which means that he is dying because of that and there doesn't seem to be anything anyone can do to stop it. Throughout the book Carter is worried about whether or not he can save Zia who he sort of met but not really last book and now feels like he has to be the one to save her, this is something that causes him to become a bit distracted from their main mission.

Overall I thought that this book was pretty good, it had a good plot, good characters and relationship between those characters and there was a lot of interesting mythology in this series that you don't see often because there's not a whole lot of series about Egyptian mythology so that makes this series stand out. This book was a good read overall but I didn't feel myself being as invested or entertained as I was when I was reading the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series or the Heroes of Olympus series and I'm unsure of why that is since this series and those series have a lot in common with each other. Please tell me your thoughts about this book in the comment section below.

Movie Review: Train to Busan

                                                 Train to Busan Review
Train to Busan is a south Korean film about Seok woo(Gong Yoo) a single father who has been focusing more on work than on his daughter Soo an(Kim Su an) and how when he takes her on the train so that she can visit her mother just as a zombie out break starts around Seoul. One person who has been bit ends up hopping on the train right before it leaves the station and soon there is a lot more than one zombie on  the train and the people on the train have to fight to stay alive and out run and out smart the zombies while being trapped on a train for the majority of the film.

The thing that this film does very well is making you invested in the characters that the story is focused on the film revolves around the relationship between Seok woo and his daughter with him starting out as someone who is pretty self center but him become much less selfish as he fights for not just himself and his daughter to stay alive but other people on the train as well. Other characters that we follow in the film is this tough guy and his pregnant wife they are really sweet together and they were characters that you like right from the start, there's this high school baseball team and the one girl that came to cheer them on who you are always easy to like, these two elderly sisters and there's the selfish CEO that everyone ends up hating because he gets so many people killed with his selfishness. This film made me care about the fate of these characters much more than it made me anticipate seeing the zombies attack because it did a good job at creating characters for the audience to invest in rather than creating characters just to be killed off although most of them did die, I was sad that they died for the most part.

Overall I loved this movie it was a horror movie that I think feels more like a drama and I think this feel added a lot to the film and this is by far the best zombie movie that I have ever seen. This film I think had great writing, acting and directing and I would recommend that you should watch this movie. Please tell me your thoughts on this film in the comment section below.
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TV Review: Cheese in the Trap

                                                 Cheese in the Trap Review
Cheese in the Trap is about a poor and hardworking college student named Hong Seol who notices that Yoo Jung a popular upperclassmen is not the person that he pretends to be and is in fact some who is very manipulative and is capable of destroying someone's life without anyone being able to see that he is the bad guy. Since Seol was able to see through Yoo Jung's act he makes life for her very difficult at school for about a year until he decides to take an interest in her and begins treating her kindly. Seol finds it difficult to trust Yoo Jung at first but after awhile she starts to think that her first impression of him was the wrong one and the two begin to date, most of the conflict between them has to do with Seol wondering if her first or second impression is the right one and what she will do if her first impression is the right one now that she has feelings for Yoo Jung.

Seol ends up becoming friends with Baek In ho who is someone that knows Yoo Jung better than most people since Yoo Jung's father took in him and his sister. In the past Yoo Jung caused an incident that ended up destroying In ho's hand and since he was a talented pianist who was doing very well while he was competing this also ended up destroying his dream as well. In ho had only recently returned after leaving years ago due to the hand incident and he hates Yoo Jung because he sees how two faced he really is and he's one of the people who warn Seol of Yoo Jung's true nature after the two of them start dating. Seol ends up inspiring In ho to start playing piano again after years of not playing and the two of them end up spending a lot of time together through out the series which leads to him falling for her but never actually pursuing her since he understands that she's in a relationship.

This series is also one that has a lot of subplots such as one's with Seol having trouble in getting her classmates to do their share of the work in a group project, Seol has a stalker who wants to date her and she has a girl who wants to be her so badly that she starts dressing like her, there's subplots about how Baek In ha keeps trying to live off of Yoo Jung and his father forever and how Yoo Jung keeps trying to get her cut off and there's a subplot of Seol's closest friends Bo Ra and Eun Taek having feelings for each other and eventually deciding to date. There's a lot of other subplots as well in the series since this series is a slice of life one most things that happen her are just events in Seol and people who surround her lives.

Overall I really liked this series, I liked that although not all that much was really happening in this series I was also so invested in it because I find the characters to be so interesting and engaging. The characters and relationships were what really made this drama and I love stories like this so this was a show that really got me. Please tell me your thoughts on this series in the comment section below.

TV Review: The 100: Perverse Instantiation Part 1(3.15)

                                 The 100: Perverse Instantiation Part 1(3.15)Review
  • I like that Bellamy believes that the best course of action is to go back and make sure that the others are okay and have them all work together figure out another way to stop ALIE.
  • I like that the others are finding Clarke's insistence that they go off looking for night bloods to put the flame in to be an idea that isn't likely to work both because they don't know if there are anymore night bloods and because they know that going to villages looking for one is likely to get innocent people killed by ALIE.
  • I liked that Roan saved Clarke from being taken in by one of ALIE's people but I disliked that he only did so, so he could take the flame from Clarke to give to Ontari but I liked that Bellamy stopped Roan from leaving with it.
  • I'm not sure what made Clarke decide that putting the flame into Ontari was a good thing when literally a minute before she agreed to that plan she was against it.
  • I liked that Roan understood why Bellamy shot him and that he said that the two of them are even now.
  • I like that Clarke knows that they have to disconnect Ontari from the city of light before they put the flame in her head because other wise they would be giving ALIE exactly what she wants.
  • I liked that when Roan said that the ice nation wasn't afraid of ALIE that Bellamy told him that he should be and I liked that him and Clarke explained to him how all of ALIE's people are interconnected so if they're seen by one of her people they're seen by all of them.
  • I like that Raven was able to rebuild a wrist band to use as an emp in order to get Ontari disconnected.
  • I like that Raven and Monty have an idea about how to get access to ALIE's code again.
  • I liked that when Roan insist that he takes the flame with him when he lures Ontari out that Clarke insists that she goes with him because she's unwilling to let the flame out her sight and I like that Bellamy doesn't want to let Clarke do this because he doesn't trust that Roan won't betray them.
  • I like that Clarke tells Bellamy that she trusts him with her life and that the reason she's okay with going along with Roan is because she knows that Bellamy will be covering her the whole time.
  • I liked that Jasper told Monty that he was happy for him about how he and Harper got together and I like that Monty pointed out that Jasper hasn't been happy about anything for along time and I like that Jasper told Monty that for along time after mount weather he blamed Clarke and Monty for what happened but he's done blaming now. I like that Jasper and Monty seem to have made up.
  • I was surprised when it turned out that Jasper had been chipped and I'm really worried about how badly things are going to go now that ALIE knows their entire plan because of this.
  • I liked that when Bryan asked Miller if they would ever be done fighting that Miller told him that they would be someday and that they would live on a farm together and grow old together.
  • I liked that Bellamy told the others that they were to use non lethal force because the other people aren't their enemy and are being controlled.
  • I liked that when Clarke figured out that something wasn't right that she tried to let the others know that but sadly they didn't figure it out until after they got captured.
  • I liked that Jasper revealed to Monty that the reason that he took the key wasn't because he was tortured but because of the fact that their mission to get Luna to take the flame ended up destroying the rig which was a peaceful place before they came and because Shay died and during the time he spent with her was the first time since Maya died that he wasn't thinking about her.
  • I like that Jasper said that from what he's seen of the ground that it isn't survivable which says a lot about the different meanings of survivable.
  • I felt so bad for Clarke when ALIE had her own mother torture her because that means that Clarke is being both physically and psychologically tortured because of who is doing the torturing. I like that Clarke didn't even consider given in while she was being tortured.
  • I like that Abby pointed out that the way to get to Clarke was through her friends and I liked that she suggested that they start with Bellamy because it shows how clearly close Clarke and Bellamy's relationship to each other is.
  • I liked that Octavia was worried when Bellamy was being taken away but I also liked that Bellamy told her not to worry about him.
  • I liked that Murphy, Pike and Indra come in and rescued the others right before Bellamy was taken up to be tortured.
  • I like that when Pike cut Bellamy's bindings and asked if he was okay that it was clear that Bellamy felt very strange talking to him like this.
  • I like that Indra told Octavia that she was only working with Pike because sticking together is the only way they can survive and I like that Bellamy pointed out that it was a good plan.
  • I like that Bellamy wants to go up to the tower so that they could follow through with their plan and stop ALIE once and for all and I like that Murphy is so annoyed that he has to stay and fight rather than run away and keep himself alive once again.
  • I like that Bellamy is angry at Pike for killing guys that are controlled by ALIE because they aren't the enemy and they could've saved them.
  • I like that Bellamy asked Murphy why he was here and I liked that Murphy eventually admitted that he too is trying to save someone he cares about.
  • I like that Indra tells Octavia that they can't kill Pike now because he isn't useful to them if he'd dead.
  • I like that Clarke tells ALIE that if she kills her mom she'll never give them that pass phrase and I like that Clarke proved this to be true when it looked like her mom was going to die and she cried and said she was sorry but still refused to give ALIE what she wanted.
  • I dislike that ALIE had Ontari killed so that they couldn't use her in order to give them the kill code.
  • I liked that as soon as Bellamy came in the room Clarke told him to stop Jaha and he did it right away.
  • I liked that Murphy cut Abby down and made sure that she was still alive.
  • I'm really concerned about how they are going to stop ALIE now that Ontari isn't an option anymore.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.