Sunday, December 31, 2017

TV Review: White Christmas

                                                     White Christmas Review
White Christmas is set at a boarding school in the middle of the mountains and this school is a private school that only takes the top 1% percent of students in the country this school is one that is extremely strict when it comes to academics to the point that students aren't allowed to focus on any interests outside of academics and this school only has eight days off a year that happen from Christmas Eve to New Years day. Since most of the students think of the school as a prison most years students don't stay behind during the one break of their school year but this year seven students stayed behind because they received a threatening letter telling them that in eight days they'll see a dead body under the clock tower. The seven students are Park Moo Yul a student that is known for being well behaved, Choi Chi Hoon the smartest student in the school, Yoon Su who is from a wealthy family and comes across as spacey and it's implied that he has some kind of mental illness, Jo Young Jae who is the bully of the school and also a total coward, Yang Kang Moo who is films everything that goes on around him and is deaf without his hearing aid, Yoon Eun Sung the prettiest girl in the school who used to be warm and friendly before become cold and aloof, and Lee Jae Kyu a transfer student that no one really knows anything about since none of them have cared to learn anything about him. At the school there is also a teacher that was assigned to stay behind with the students during break, Kim Yo Han a psychologist who is staying at their school after he got into a car accident near by their school and Kang Mi Reu a rebellious student who is secretly staying behind at the school for his own reasons.

The first half of the series deals with the students trying to figure out what the letters they all received means and who sent the letters. It is also made clear in the first half of the series that none of these characters really trust each other and that seems to be what is actually causing most of their problems at the moment. In the second half of the series once the killer is revealed it is flat out stated that as long as everyone can trust each other they can all survive until the end of break but since it's already been established that these characters don't trust each other you just know that something terrible will happen because of that which is what makes this series such a suspenseful watch.

This series is one that does a great job at creating an atmosphere with it's direction and it really knows how to use it's sets and location to convey the mood the story wants you to feel. The series also has a very unique soundtrack that strangely uses a lot of English songs that oddly really end up fitting well with the tone that series as already set up. One of the best parts of this series is how the characters layers are peeled back through out the series which gives us a better understanding of why the characters act the way that they do through out. The main question that the series ask of whether monster are born or created is an interesting one and the fact that they don't explicitly give you an answer is a good thing as well.

Overall I really loved this series it was well written, directed and acted. The series had a great atmosphere and interesting things to say with the story it was telling. This series kept me invested from start to finish. Please tell me your thoughts on this series in the comment section below.

Book Review: School Spirits

                                                      School Spirits Review
School Spirits is set in the same universe as the Hex Hall series but in this book instead of following supernatural characters we follow Izzy Brannick who is one of the last members of a family of female supernatural creature hunters. Izzy's mother doesn't really trust her to handle hunting down monster on her own because she is the youngest in her family and her older sister has recently went missing while out on a job. Izzy is given the chance to prove herself when she is given her own mission to investigate a ghost that is haunting a high school and this leads to Izzy having to attend high school the first time as she investigates what's going on at the school.

When Izzy goes to the high school she ends up joining the school's ghost hunting club because she figures if anyone is going to have any theories about the recent hauntings it would be the group that spends their time trying to find ghosts. As time goes on Izzy starts to become friends with the other members of the club, Romy, Dex and Anderson which makes it a bit harder for her focus on her mission because she actually starts to enjoy herself and finds herself reluctant to leave the life that she just started to build for herself. Izzy also finds herself falling for Dex but she also suspects that he might be supernatural because she senses some sort of magic on him but since he seems to be unaware of whatever it is Izzy is confused about whether or not he really is supernatural or not.

Overall I found this book to be really fun, I liked the characters, the story and the world that they all exist in and I really wish there could be more books written by these characters although I no that there can't be. Please tell me your thoughts on this book in the comment section below.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

TV Review: Who Are You: School 2015

                                               Who Are You: School 2015 Review
This series centers around the stories of identical twins Lee Eun bi an orphan girl who is dealing with being severely bullied by her classmates and Go Eun byul a popular girl who is often rude and harsh to the people around her who is being raised by her loving adopted mother. By the end of the first episode Eun bi is forced to leave school and was filmed topless by her classmates after they ripped open her top which leads to her deciding to take her own life and Eun byul who is in the same because of a class trip ends up missing after receiving some threatening texts. Eun bi who can't remember who she is ends up going home with Eun byul's mother since everyone including her believes that she is Eun byul.

Once Eun bi starts living Eun Byul's she is able to experience many good things such as having a loving mother who she can go to with her problems, best friends in the form of Cha Song joo and Lee Shi jin and she even gets the affections of Han Yi an who is has been in love with Eun byul since they were in elementary school he is a star athlete when is comes to swimming and all around nice guy. Then as times goes on Eun bi starts to find out that Eun byul's life wasn't as perfect as it seemed on the surface with finding out that she might not have been a nice person and she starts receiving the threatening texts that she doesn't understand but makes her want to regain her memories to find out what kind of person she was only to learn that she isn't actually Eun byul at all.

Soon after regaining her memories Eun bi has to deal with the ring leader of the girls who bullies her Kang So young transferring into her class and threatening to destroy her life once more because she believes from the start that Eun bi isn't Eun byul with basically no evidence because it would cast her as the victim which So young thinks she is despite being a mercilessly cruel bully. From very early on Eun bi has Gong Tae kwang, the class troublemaker and is said to have some sort of mental illness so he is often dismissed by others, is looking out for her when it comes to So young and he is one of the only people that knows that she isn't Eun byul and actually likes her for her rather than because they think she's someone else.

The series primarily focus on two things the threat that So young is making to Eun bi's new life with how she could destroy it by revealing who she really is if she ever got any proof that she wasn't who she says she is and the sort of love triangle between Eun bi, Yi ah and Tae kwang which is actually a fairly entertaining love triangle although I have a lot of problems with how things were resolved in the end. There is also a lot of subplots in this series as well both that center around the main characters and ones that center around other students and one of the teachers as well which I think were actually pretty engaged and during those times is when the series reminded me the most of School 2013 which this series is part of the same franchise of but definitely as a different feel to it.

Overall I really loved this series and I found myself engaged through out most of the series and I found myself at least interest in almost in all the characters. I love the characters of Eun bi and Eun byul both although for different reasons but that's part of what made them engaging and I loved Tae Kwang so much he was such a great character and I hope to write more him in a future post one day. I also thought that So young made a good high school villain and I thought that the actress playing her did an especially good job. This series is great and I'd recommend to anyone who likes teen dramas like I do. Please tell me your thoughts on this series in the comment section below.

Book Review: Finishing School: Etiquette and Espionage

                                              Etiquette and Espionage Review
Etiquette and Espionage is about a fourteen year old girl named Sophronia Temminnick who is living in a steam punk version of the Victorian era and since she doesn't behave in ways that are proper for a young lady in that time period her mother is making plans to send her off to finishing school. Sophronia is against the idea of going to any kind of finishing school since finds lessons in proper etiquette to be dreadfully boring but she soon learns that her new finishing school is unlike any other finishing school since this school is also teaching the fine arts of spying, intelligence gathering, self defense and inventing these lessons are ones that Sophronia finds herself interested in and the ones that she tends to do a better job in since she already had a knack for ease dropping, climbing and messing with her family's mechanicals.

As well as learning the art of espionage at school Sophronia finds a reason to put her newly learned skills to the test when she realizes that her older classmate Monique as stolen an important prototype for the school and plans to sell off the prototype so that she can profit from it. Sophronia along with a few of her new friends spend their free time trying to figure out what the prototype is and where Monique could have hid it and this leads to her doing many things that could get her expelled if she is caught doing them partially because those things are against the rules but also because it would be a sign of being a bad spy if she is caught sneaking around the school.

Overall I really liked this book it was one that had a clear defined world that was different than any other world I read about in the past and I enjoyed that there isn't a lot of time being spent on giving background on how this world works rather this world is just shown to us through Sophronia's eyes and we accept the steam punk and mild fantasy elements this world has. I thought that the premise of this story was interesting and I thought that the characters were pretty good as well. Please tell me your thoughts on this book in the comment section below.

TV Review: The Gifted: EXit Strategy(1.04)

                                            The Gifted: EXit Strategy(1.04)Review
  • I like that the episode started with a flashback of when John along with a few other mutants were trying to break out fellow mutants from a Mutant Relocation Center because it shows how heavily guarded those places are and how dangerous trying to break someone out of there can be.
  • I'm not surprised at all that Lorna doesn't want to work with Reed at all because she obviously doesn't trust him because the last time they met he used information about her pregnancy as a way to manipulate her.
  • I like that when most of the mutants were against the idea of breaking into a prison to save Lorna and Reed that Marcos pointed out that Lorna at one point has saved everyone in this room so they owe her and I like that Marcos just makes it so clear that all he cares about is making sure that Lorna is safe.
  • I liked that Caitlin came up with the plan to try and get to Lorna and Reed while they were being moved because getting them out of prison would be too dangerous.
  • I'm worried about Marcos going back to the cartel for help on getting information on when and how Lorna and Reed are being moved because that kind of information isn't the kind that comes for free and will no doubt lead him to having to do things that he doesn't want to have to do anymore.
  • I like that John wants Sonya to tell Clarice the truth about how she put a false memory in her head and how he doesn't like that she did that because it wasn't right how she invade her mind.
  • I became even more worried for Marcos once it was made clear that his ex girlfriend is the one who is now in charge of the cartel and is surely interested in making Marcos pay as much as possible for the information that he needs.
  • I like that when Lauren heard that they need to find safely stop a prison truck that she came up with the idea that her and Andy could use their powers together to stop a prison truck.
  • I like that Reed as come to the realization that he has been wrong about the way he has seen mutants and how he has treated them in the past but I also understand why Lorna still hates him for everything that he has done in the past.
  • I like that Caitlin doesn't want her kids to be part of a plan to attack a prison truck because of how dangerous it could be for them but I like that Lauren and Andy are able to convince her that they need to take this risk.
  • I hated that Marcos had to use his power to torture a guy in order to get the information that he needed but I'm not surprised that, that was the price for the information.
  • I liked that when Clarice asked John if he ever thought about quitting the mutant underground that he tells her he does all the time but he keeps doing what they are doing because saving mutants is too important not to do.
  • I like that Clarice asks John if the memory she's been dreaming about all episode is real and that he tells her that it isn't, I also like that it's clear that he wants to tell her that Sonya put that memory in her head but considering the timing of the conversation I think it was probably for the best that he didn't tell her then.
  • I liked how Lauren realized just how much their lives have changed in the last couple of days when she realized it was Sunday and that she was suppose to make corn muffins for this thing for school.
  • I wasn't really surprised when Marcos told Sonya and Trader that he wasn't going to leave without Lorna even if things go really wrong.
  • I liked that when Andy's powers wasn't working when they needed them to that Lauren made him angry because she knows that his powers work better when he's angry.
  • I was a little surprised to see Pulse a mutant that we saw at the beginning of the episode who John says was his best friend working for sentinel services(although I assume he's being mind controlled in some way by them) and that his ability can make it so all other mutants are unable to use their powers.
  • I wasn't all that surprised that when Marcos found out that their powers weren't working that he pulled out a gun and was willing to use that to try and get him a chance at getting to Lorna.
  • I liked that Caitlin used a shot of something to knock out one of sentinel services guys so that she could get Lauren and Andy to their car and I like that she made them leave while she stayed behind to do her part in making sure they get Reed back.
  • I felt bad for John that he had to knock out Pulse so that the rest of them could have a fighting chance against sentinel services.
  • I liked how when Reed offered to let Lorna use the metal screws in his leg that she was hesitant to do so but I'm glad that she did use them in the end.
  • I like that in the end Lorna was the one that got her and Reed out of there but I liked seeing the reunions between Lorna and Marcos and between Caitlin and Reed at the end of the episode.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

TV Review: The 100: Heavy Lies the Crown(4.02)

                                        The 100: Heavy Lies the Crown(4.02)Review
  • I felt bad for the grounder Illian who had been forced to do ALIE's bidding and that because of this he lost his entire family at his own hand.
  • I liked that Kane encouraged Abby to keep wearing her wedding ring around her neck because he knows that her relationship with her late husband has a lot to do with the person she is today and he doesn't want her to feel like she has to get rid of that because they are together now.
  • I like that Illain doesn't want to kill Roan in order to have a chance at killing the people from the ark but I dislike that he blames them for ALIE when it really isn't their fault.
  • I like that Octavia and Kane told Roan about how one of the ambassadors is going to challenge him to single combat, I liked that Kane tried to convince him to find a way to prevent the fight all together while Octavia encourage him to have someone fight in his place, I think it says a lot about how the two of them choose to deal with conflicts.
  • I like how Raven is telling Bellamy and Clarke that she thinks that it would be for the best if they tell everyone about the radiation because she believes that the more minds on the project the better chance they have at figuring out a solution to their problems. I like that Clarke and Bellamy point out that they can tell the grounders because they have to prevent a war with them but I did like that they agreed to inform their people once they had some form of a solution.
  • I liked that Monty figured out that they way for their people to survive is to use the part of the Ark that their people are living in as a shelter and that all they need to do is patch it up in order to make it survivable once the radiation hits.
  • I like that Bellamy recruited Bryan and Miller to go look for the hydrogenatorater that the farm station had so that they'll be able to produce enough water for their people for the five years it will take for the radiation levels to go down.
  • I like that Miller doesn't want Bryan to go with them on the mission into the Ice Nation because it's dangerous there and Bryan is still healing from his injuries.
  • I like that Bryan thinks that Octavia murdering Pike was wrong both because Pike was their Chancellor and because Pike did keep him alive for quite a while as well which did inspire loyalty out of him, I also like that Bryan tells Miller that the only reason he helped Miller and the others last season give Pike up to the grounders was to protect Miller's life.
  • I both like and find it concerning how Jasper is much happier now that he knows that there is a very good chance that they're all going to die in six months and I like that Monty is still concerned about how Jasper is really doing.
  • I like that Clarke decides not to go on the mission to get the hydrogenatorater because she wants to find a solution that will save the grounders as well as their people. I also like that Bellamy told her that they save who they can today before he went off on the mission.
  • I liked that when they were looking down at the ruins of the farm station that Harper reached out to hold Monty's hand.
  • I liked that when they noticed that there were grounders at the farm station that Bryan wanted to kill them because of what they did to the farm station in the past and that Bellamy told him that while they could take them they didn't come here to fight and I liked that Monty agreed with Bellamy because he knows that their mission is a lot more important than revenge.
  • I was worried that it seemed like the Ice Nation members wouldn't care that Bellamy had permission from Roan to come there and that they would kill them anyways but I'm glad that the Chief seems to not really care that they're there as long as they leave quickly.
  • I understand why Raven is so frustrated by Clarke not allowing her to tell everyone the real reason they need to patch up the ship because she only got five volunteers to help her out and she needs a lot more than that if they're going to seal up the ark within six months.
  • I like that Jaha is volunteering himself to help Raven out in anyway he can and I understand why Raven doesn't really want his help because of everything he did last season and I like that Clarke is more willing to take his help because she understands what it's like to do horrible things in the name of helping her people.
  • I find it horrifying that the Ice Nation is keeping people as slaves in the farm station and I understand why it's hard for everyone to stay focused on the mission when confronted with this.
  • I like that Echo is offering to fight in Roan's place and that she's been trying to figure out what the ark's people are offering him that is worth risking having the other clans challenge his right to the throne. I actually like that Roan told Echo about the world possibly ending and I'm not sure why since I don't trust her at all but for some reason I like that she now knows why Roan is doing what he's doing.
  • I'm not surprised at all that Kane and Octavia's talk with Illain and the ambassador did nothing to prevent the fight from happening.
  • I kind of like how Jasper makes the point of wanting to live being different than wanting to survive which is what Clarke wants for their people.
  • I like how Jasper points out that Clarke keeping the fact that everyone may die in six months from them is similar to the council sending a hundred teenagers to the ground to see if they could survive on the ground.
  • I like that Bryan and Harper both want to save the slaves which is made up of their people while Monty and Miller now that the genatorater is more important right now since it will be the thing that will keep their people and the human race as a whole alive, while Bellamy wants to do both but in the end chooses to save the slaves because this is the only chance they will ever have to save them.
  • I like that when Monty is given the opportunity to kill the man to kill that killed his father that he instead frees the people he was using as slaves and let them kill him instead.
  • I like that Jaha can tell that Clarke is hiding something and I like he gives her advice about what it means to be a leader. I like that because of everything that Clarke has been through during the series she can now understand why Jaha did what he did in the first season.
  • While I like that Octavia was able to solve the problem with the ambassador but I find it disturbing how easy it is for her to kill people.
  • I like that Illian knows that Octavia was behind the ambassador's death and I like that Echo suspects she was.
  • I like that Bryan is doubting the decision to save the slaves today rather than their people in six months.
  • I like that Bellamy is refusing to not save people when he can just because it may be better for their people in the long run because he's lived that way before and he won't do it again.
  • I completely understand why Raven is angry with both Clarke and Bellamy with how she's mad at Clarke for not being truly honest with their people and at Bellamy for not thinking long term with how he destroyed their best chance at survival.
  • I liked that at the end of the episode that Bellamy and Clarke brought up the whole we save who we can save today again to show that they are doing their best to keep their people alive on a day by day basis.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

TV Review: Shadowhunters: This Guilty Blood(2.01)

                               Shadowhunters: This Guilty Blood(2.01)Review
  • I like that they showed a bunch of dead bodies of people who drank from the cup but died instead of becoming a shadowhunter because it shows that Valentine is already killing so many people by just creating his army and it explains why the cup isn't generally used to create more shadowhunters.
  • I like that when Jace sees Clary show up on Valentine's boat that his first thought is that she has to leave because he knows it's not safe for her there and I like that he protects her from Valentine and his men.
  • I really like the new designs that the seraph blades have because they look more like swords although they look a little less supernatural since they don't light up as much.
  • I think it's really screwed up how Valentine had a couple of his followers use the shape shifter rune to pretend to be him so that Jace would get to kill him only to be faced with him again and I think it was especially screwed up that Valentine used the shape shifter rune to pretend to be Clary to test Jace's loyalty which isn't to Valentine because he doesn't deserve it.
  • I think the thing that makes it clear that Clary isn't really Clary in the boat scene is that she doesn't once try and help Jace kill Valentine which is something that she has always been known to try in the past.
  • I understand why Jace being missing is very upsetting for Alec but I really don't like the way that he is lashing out at everyone around him when they're just trying to help.
  • I liked that Clary confronted her mom about how she lied to her about who she really was and who are father was her whole life and I liked that Jocelyn promised that she wouldn't lie to her anymore.
  • I liked that Clary told her mom about how her brother is still alive while clearly believing that she would see this as a good thing while it's clear that Jocelyn isn't reacting the way that Clary thought she would.
  • I really do think that anyone who doesn't have a parabatai can understand what it's like to have one who you know is in trouble and you also have no way to help them because as Alec says Jace is a part of him and that's a kind of connection that I feel needs be experience to be understood.
  • I felt bad for Simon when Jocelyn found out that he has became a vampire and she flinches away from him.
  • I don't really understand why Maryse thought it was a good idea to go behind Lydia's back and get her replaced by Aldtree.
  • I liked that when Clary realized that the institute being on lockdown means that no one will be looking for Jace and I like that Izzy tells her that Jace is tough so he won't break under Valentine.
  • I dislike that Clary accidently told Aldtree something that makes it sound like Jace could have went with Valentine willingly.
  • I felt so bad for Jace when he was being tortured by Valentine and I think it's really screwed up how after Valentine was done having him tortured he cooked him spaghetti and tried to bond with him.
  • I like that Jace tried to kill Valentine by throwing a knife at him but I wasn't surprised when Valentine wasn't killed so easily.
  • I like that Jace was mad at Valentine for faking his own death and keeping the fact that he had a mother from him and I like that Jace thought that Valentine's explanations about how seeing his father be killed made him stronger just further proves how awful Valentine is as a father and a person in general.
  • I liked that Jace told Valentine that the ones that made him strong wasn't him but the Lightwoods who took him in and trained him, I just always love when Jace claims the Lightwoods as his true family.
  • I think the rune that allows you force your memories into someone else's head is really creepy and I'm not surprised that Valentine would use it.
  • I feel bad for Jace when Valentine tells him he experimented on him by inserting demon blood into him before he was born.
  • I like that Magnus pointed out to Alec that Alec came out for himself and not for Magnus because that is true and I think it's important to acknowledge that.
  • I dislike that Aldtree essentially put out a kill order on Jace because he suspects that Jace could be willingly working with Valentine despite the fact that everyone that knows him best is telling him that he's not.
  • I dislike how Aldtree kicked Simon out of the institute right before dawn when he knows that Simon has nowhere to go but luckily Luke is still there and offers to take Simon back to the Jade Wolf with him.
  • I dislike how Jocelyn thinks that the kill order out on Jace is perfectly okay and I like that Clary doesn't understand why her mother would think that.
  • I dislike how Aldtree threatened to derune Izzy and Alec because they don't agree with the kill order that he put out on Jace.
  • I like that Luke tells Simon be bold and tell Clary that he has feelings for her.
  • I dislike how the other members of Luke's pack lock Simon up in a boat house.
  • I like that Jace called out Valentine for experimenting with demon blood on his own son and I dislike how Valentine then goes on to tell Jace that all downworlders will give into their demonic urges and I like that Jace tells him that he knows plenty of good downworlders and that if downworlders are so evil for having demon blood then it makes no sense why he would experiment on his own son with it.
  • I liked that Izzy helps Clary with her training and then told her how she had to sneak out of the institute by using the shape shifter rune and I like how Izzy references the Art of War to tell Clary this.
  • I liked that when Maryse tries to convince Alec to cut Jace out of his life that Alec points out that Jace is a part of him and if he dies a part of him dies and that he doesn't give up on someone just because they are hard choice.
  • I like that when Clary goes to Luke for help after she escapes the institute that he calls Jocelyn to let her know that Clary is.
  • I dislike how Jocelyn tricked Clary into giving her, her stele and her phone before locking her and Simon in the boat house.
  • I liked that Alec told Magnus that he's sorry for how he has been lashing out him since Jace has gone missing and I like that Magnus accepted it and told Alec to not push him a way when things get crazy.
  • I liked that Clary and Simon talked about how crazy their lives have become in the last couple of weeks and I like that Simon almost confessed to Clary that he's in love with her but he doesn't get to in the end.
  • I dislike how Valentine uses a vampire and her den of vampires to prove that the Clave isn't enough to keep the downworld in check to Jace because while he's right in this instance he isn't right overall.
  • I liked that when Clary told Simon that he has to run faster that he pointed out that he was running slow so that she could keep up with him.
  • I dislike how Jocelyn tried to kill Jace and while I'm thankful that Valentine took an arrow for him, I don't like the reason that he did it which is to prove to Jace that he cares for him while no one else ever will.
  • I like that Clary is mad at her mom for nearly killing Jace because she should be.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

TV Review: Strong Woman Do Bong soon

                                           Strong Woman Do Bong soon Review
Strong Woman Do Bong soon is about a young woman named Do Bong Soon who has super strength since all the women in her family are born with super strength although they can loose their strength if they hurt an innocent person or use the powers for selfish reasons. Bong soon only wants to live a normal life but she often ends up using her powers in order to protect, help out others or when people end up harassing her since they think she's weak. Towards the beginning of the series Bong soon ends up mostly accidently beating up a bunch of gangsters badly enough that they need to be sent to the hospital and Ahn Min-hyuk a CEO of a gaming company ends up witnessing this and pretty much falls in love with her right then and there.

Min-hyuk who is being threatened by someone decides to hire Bong soon to be his body guard both because he needs a body guard and because he wants an excuse to spend more time with her Bong soon agrees to the job mostly because her true dream is to create a video game based around a character based on her and Min hyuk promises he'll let her transfer to the gaming development department after she captures his stalker. Through much of the series Min hyuk is obviously and adoringly in love Bong soon while she is hung up on her first love her friend In Guk doo a police officer who she has had a crush on since she was in high school but since he has never really shown an interest in her it's a one sided love that she gets over as she and Min hyuk ends up spending more time together and he makes his feelings for her obvious she starts to fall for him as well.

One of the major plots of the series is that there is a serial killer in Bong son's area that his kidnapping women in her neighborhood and no one seems to be able to stop him which makes Bong soon believe that it's her responsibility to stop him since she has the power to do so. As the case progresses things become more personal for Bong soon when the killer attacks her best friend and starts to target her as well since she got in the way of his plans by being able to protect her friend from him and the more personal things get the more dangerous things get as well,

Overall I really enjoyed this series it was a lot of fun and really sweet as well which might sound a little weird since there's an on going plot involving a serial killer but it really is. The leading characters were great both together and apart but I love them best when they are being cute and sweet together, if love fluffy romance with a dash of angst this series is for you. Please tell me your thoughts on this series.

Top 10 Books I Read in 2017

1. All the Bright Places: This book is one that I thought had a really good writing style and I found myself completely invested in the lives of the two main characters which led me to feel like I just had to know what happens next. I also thought that this book did a good job of dealing with the issues of grief and mental illness without feeling too dark. Overall I just found that this book did a good job of gripping me through out it's story.
2. Cress: This book is the third book of The Lunar Chronicles series and I liked that this book continued the story for all the main characters that we met in previous books but also introduced us to Cress and gave Thorne a lot more focused and development. I liked that there was quite a bit going on in this book but still plenty of time for character and relationship development as well. One of my favorite things about this book was the relationship between Cress and Thorne which is probably my favorite relationship in the series and I really loved seeing their bond develop in this book.
3. Winter: This is the final book in the series and while I did love how so much happened in this book and so many characters stories were covered in this book there were times when I was a little overwhelmed by everything that was happening in this book since this book was by far the most eventful book of this already extremely eventful series. I really love the characters of Winter and I really liked that through her we saw the way the Lunars lived very different because she comes from a very different way of life than all the other characters. I also liked that Cinder and Kai are finally able to share scenes together again in this book since they really haven't been able to since the first book so that was something I really loved about this book.
4. Blue Lilly, Lilly Blue: I really just love the world and the characters that this series has in it so any time that I get to spend in the world and with the characters is something I enjoy reading about. I really like the way that Blue and Gansey's relationship is developing because you can tell how much they are growing to like each other but are still trying not to act on those feelings.
5. Highly Illogical Behavior: I really loved the writing style for this book that made this book a really quick read for me and I like that the plot dealt with a boy that doesn't leave his house because of social anxiety and a girl who wants to cure him so that she could get a scholarship for a good psychology program and I like that there wasn't a love story between them as well.
6. House of Hades: This book is the fourth book in the Heroes of Olympus series and I found this book to be a lot of fun and I feel like we learned new things about the characters and that we got to see new relationships develop and old ones strength in this book.
7. School Spirits: This book is a companion novel to the Hex Hall series and I like that this book deals with a girl who hunts supernatural beings rather than be one because it gives a new perspective to this world and I thought that the characters and writing in this book were good as well.
8. Rumble: This is the book that I'm currently reading and so far it's a really good read, it has Ellen Hopkins fantastic writing and it is dealing with a boy coming to terms with his brother's suicide and has quite a bit to say on religion as well.
9. United We Spy: This book is the final book in the Gallagher Girls series and I thought it was a fitting end of the series in that it dealt with an important spy mission but also Cammie not knowing what she wants to do with her life after graduating, I liked how the series ended with both the spy stuff and the relatable teen stuff because these two things coming together is what made the series what it was.
10. All Fall Down: This book is the first book in the Embassy Row series and I think that this book was a good introduction to the world and characters that this series will focus on and I think that this book did a good job telling it's story but also leaving room open for the next book in the series.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

TV Review: While You Were Sleeping

                                             While You Were Sleeping Review
While You Were Sleeping is about a young woman named Nam Hong Joo who has been having dreams about things that will happen in the future since she was a child, sometimes the dreams are of good things that will happen but most of the time there about bad things that will happen. Hong joo has never been able to change the future that she has seen in her dreams no matter how much she has tried so by the start of the series she has given up on using her dreams to change the future until she sees that her mother will die after she has been in some sort of accident which leads Hong joo try to find a way to prevent the accident in order to save her mother but really all it does is make her worry. Around the same time that Hong joo has the dream about her mother Jung Jae chan, a rookie prosecutor ends up moving in next door to Hong joo and shortly after he moves in he ends up having a dream about Hong joo's future which ends in her trying to kill herself because in that future she is being framed for a crime and her mother had died. At first Jae chan doesn't think the dream means anything until he notices that things are happening the same way they did in the dream and this leads him to doing what he can to change what happens and he is able to succeed in changing the future but he ends up looking foolish to everyone but Hong joo who is grateful that he saved her and mother from a bad future and that someone has similar abilities to her.

After the first episodes most of the other episodes in the series deal with Hong joo and Jae chan trying to find a way to prevent bad futures from happening and most of the futures tend to involve whatever the current case that Jae chan is working on. At first Jae chan is reluctant to actually believe in the dreams or do anything that could cause him to loose his job because he's afraid that he won't be able to make things any better but Hong joo is able to convince him that he should at least try to make things better and that she won't be disappointed in him if he fails. Han Woo tak a police officer who was saved by Jae chan preventing the accident in the first episode also develops the ability to se the future in his dreams and he ends up befriending and helping Hong joo and Jae chan with preventing bad futures from happening and he is the one who is the most interested in trying to figure out why and how they have the abilities they do.

This show is one that I found myself enjoying mostly for the characters and the relationships that they have between them rather than because of the series plot. Hong joo was someone who comes across as pretty odd and she is completely okay with that I loved how she completely embraced all her weirdness. Although Hong joo could be pretty quirky I like that she is someone who is still clearly very smart and we see that she is very good at her job as a reporter once she goes back to it, I also like that she is someone who has a very firm sense of right and wrong. Jae chan is someone who likes to look a lot more well put together than he actually is and he is a lot more fearful of looking foolish and gets embarrassed a lot more easily than Hong joo does since he's about just as quirky as she is but he's more ashamed of it. I like that Jae chan is someone who has to work really hard to be successful at things and that he is often filled with self doubt when it comes whether or not he'll be able to win the cases he's working on but I like that at same time he can't not do what he believes is the right thing to do even it's something that makes his life harder. The character of Woo tak is different from Hong joo and Jae chan in that he seems be a lot cooler and more normal than the two of them but he like the two of them is unwilling to not do the right thing just because it's easy.

The relationship between Hong joo and Jae chan is one that is built on the friendship that the end up developing at the beginning of the series and is one that is built off the small gestures of affections that they show each other through out the series. The things that make their bound what it is are the smaller moments such as Hong joo telling Jae chan that she wouldn't be disappointed in him if he failed as long as he tried or Jae chan holding Hong Joo's hand and promising to hold her hand when she returned to work while knowing that doing her job could lead to her death in the future. Through out the series Hong joo and Jae chan are there for each other offering emotional support to one another whenever they need it and they are able to communicate openly through which is something that made me love them so much as a couple.

Overall I really loved this drama there are so many characters and relationships that I didn't mention in my review that I loved as well and they really made the series all the more wonderful or interesting for existing. This show was one that was made by it's characters and I was more than happy to watch them grow over the course of the series. This show was one that I thought had a great look to it and I thought that the music was great as well. Please tell me your thoughts on this drama.

Top 10 Books on My Winter To Be Read List

1. Glass: This is the second book in the Crank series which is written by Ellen Hopkins who is one of my favorite authors so I'm sure I'll be a fan of this book as well since I've enjoyed all the books that I read by her so far.
2. Heartless: Since I loved Marissa Meyer's previous series The Lunar Chronicles and I also like Alice in Wonderland retellings I figure that I'll probably be a fan of this book as well and since I already own this book it's pretty high on my to be read list.
3. Isla and the Happily Ever After: Since I own this book already and I did really enjoy Lola and the Boy Next Door I'm looking forward to reading this book but since I'm one of the few people who didn't like Anna and the French Kiss I'm also a little worried that I won't end up liking this book.
4. The Fill-in Boyfriend: This book is a YA novel that involves fake dating and since I love fake dating I think this book sounds like it would be a fun read.
5.The Raven King: So far I have loved every book in The Raven Cycle series and every book I read written by Maggie Stiefvater so far and I don't think that will be changing when I read this book so I'm really looking forward to reading it.
6. Turtle All the Way Down: This book is the newest book by John Green and since I liked the other books he has written I think there's a good chance I'll like this one too.
7. Why We Broke Up: This book seems like one that could be really good and interesting because it's dealing with the ending of a relationship rather then the beginning of one which isn't something that I have read that many stories about so far so I'm intrigued by the concept of the story.
8. Holding Up the Universe: I really want to read this book since it's by the same author of All the Bright Places which was one of my favorite books I read this year so anything written by this author is worth checking out in my book.
9. Literally: I think the concept of this book the main character figuring out that she's a fictional character is really cool one and even though the reviews I read haven't been great so far I still want to read it because it would at the very least be fun to compare it to the kdrama W Two Worlds which deals with the same concept.
10. Be More Chill: I want to read this book since I loved It's Kind of a Funny Story which was written by the same author and because I really enjoy listening to the cast recording of the musical as well.

TV Review: The Gifted: Exodus(1.03)

                                                 The Gifted: Exodus(1.03)Review
  • I liked that the episode opened in a flashback to three years ago to when Lorna was showing Marcos around the safe haven for mutants and I liked how Lorna showed Marcos what she does with her powers just for the joy of it and then asks him to show her what he does with his powers for the joy of it and then he shows her.
  • I liked that when Lorna and Marcos kissed that their combined powers made these beautiful lights glow between the two of them.
  • I like that Marcos and Sonya where able to convince John to train Clarice so that she could use her powers to break Lorna out of prison.
  • I like that Caitlin wants to try to use her connections to lawyers to find a legal way to get Lorna out of jail because she still believes in following the law.
  • I like that Clarice is willing to help break Lorna out of jail but she doesn't think she'll be able to because her powers haven't been working right since she recovered which is probably do her fearing that her will become out of control again.
  • I like that John tells Sonya that he doesn't want her planting memories into Clarice's head that would motivate her more get Lorna back.
  • I like that when Caitlin tells Lauren and Andy that she's going to visit their uncle to see if he can help them find their dad that they both insist that they go with her because they don't want to loose her as well.
  • I like that John keeps trying to convince Clarice that she should focus on positive things rather than fear to make her powers work since that is more reliable than fear in the long term.
  • I find it interesting that Sonya wants to be with John but the two aren't together because John doesn't think that being together and working together is a good idea.
  • I liked that when they needed money for a cab that Andy suggest that he uses his power to rob a bank and I like that Caitlin and Lauren thinks he crazy for even suggesting that, I also like that he blew up the parking meters instead which they did end up using for a cab.
  • I like that John and Marcos go off to find Caitlin, Lauren and Andy because they know them getting arrested would put them all at risk.
  • I like that Lauren and Andy's cousin seems to find the fact that they are mutants and on the run from the cops to be cool.
  • I dislike that Caitlin's brother refuses to help Caitlin, Lauren and Andy in anyway because it puts his family at risk when they are his family.
  • I dislike that Reed is helping out sentinel  services find the mutant underground in order to save his family but I do like that it's clear that he feels bad about it.
  • I like that Reed ended up not leading sentinel services to the safe haven for mutants because he realized he would be putting innocent people like his family in danger if he went through with that deal.
  • I like that Lorna is willing to use her powers even if it ends up hurting her because she wants to escape so badly.
  • I liked that when John and Marcos found Caitlin at her brother's house that they just wanted to get her and Lauren and Andy out of there safely without hurting anyone even though there was an angry mob outside the house.
  • I like that the show is showing that Andy is having a hard time dealing with how people are treating him and other mutants as less than human because they're a little different.
  • I dislike that Sonya implanted memories into Clarice's head about a relationship between her and John so that she could have someone she cares enough about in order make her powers work, I think this will cause problems later on.
  • I like that Caitlin admits that Marcos was right that they can't do things through legal means anymore and I like that Marcos tells her he understand doing something stupid for someone you love.
  • I'm glad that sentinel services isn't willing to just hand people over to the scientist guy because I feel like he could be even worse than them but I dislike that it seems like Reed and Lorna are being taken to a facility were they are most likely going to be tortured.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

TV Review: The 100: Echoes(4.01)

                                                      The 100: Echoes(4.01)Review
  • I liked that when Octavia saw Indra that she rushed over to her to make sure that she was alright.
  • I liked that Clarke tried to comfort Bellamy by telling him that Octavia can handle herself and I like that Bellamy tells Clarke that's not what he's worrying about right now with her. I also like how Bellamy wonders if maybe they all deserve to die like Pike did.
  • I like how Bellamy tells Clarke that they should wait to tell everyone that the world is going to end again in six months since they've  just been given back their pain and he's afraid of how much worse people will react if they knew that they were going to all die in a few months.
  • I liked that Clarke thanked Bellamy for keeping her alive through everything and I like that he told her that she doesn't make it easy.
  • I like that it is shown to be quite a traumatic experience for everyone who now has their pain back but I dislike that the grounders are blaming the people of the ark for everything that happened and that their blaming Clarke in particular who had very little to do with how things went so bad.
  • I like that Jasper is trying so hard to appear like he is happy but I'm sad and worried that he has to try so hard to appear happy.
  • I'm worried about Raven since she hiding the fact that her leg is causing her pain again which will probably end up leading to trouble somewhere down the line.
  • I liked that Bellamy and Clarke realized that the grounders blame them for ALIE and that it would be best for their people to just leave.
  • I liked that Clarke and Bellamy have decided to let Raven know about the radiation that is likely going to kill them all.
  • I like that Clarke and Abby were trying to save Roan but I dislike that Echo refuses to let them and that she declared that Polis is now ruled by the Ice Nation and that she's not allowing the people from ark to leave.
  • I like that Jaha is shown to feel guilty about his decision to follow ALIE has caused so much pain for others.
  • I like that Murphy invited Emori to come back to the arcadia with him when she told him that her kind isn't allowed in Polis.
  • I like that Indra is willing to work with the ark's people in fighting a war against the Ice Nation but I also like that Clarke thinks that it's best to avoid a war all together since they're all going to die in six months.
  • I liked that Indra pointed out regardless of the fact that the world is ending in six months there's a thousand ice nation soldiers that want to kill them today and that have to deal with that today.
  • I find it interesting that Clarke had Bellamy say that the ark's people have surrendered so that she and Abby could sneak in and save Roan's life.
  • I like that Murphy tells Emori that her plan to just run off was better after he learned of Clarke and Bellamy's plan to save Roan.
  • I think that Monty and Harper are so sweet together and I'm glad that they are continuing their new relationship.
  • I was sad to see that Jasper was trying to kill himself before he learns that the world is ending in six months and I like that he laughed in response because it's ironic that they're all going to die no matter what they do and he was just thinking of killing himself.
  • I liked that when Clarke was taken that Bellamy and Abby were the ones that tried the hardest to make sure she wasn't taken.
  • I like that Clarke told Roan about the world coming to the end in six months and gave him in order to get him on her side and make sure that he lets her people live.
  • I liked that when Echo asked Bellamy if he thought that they can ever trust anyone again that he told her that he didn't think so.
  • I like that Kane and Abby are staying in Polis to try and keep the peace with the grounders and that Clarke and Bellamy are going back to their people to try and figure out a way to save everyone.
  • I like that Kane told Bellamy to just try to do better today than he did yesterday and that someday soon he'll find that he deserves to survive.
  • I like that when Bellamy asked Clarke what do they do now that she told him they survive.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

Movie Review: Baby Driver

                                                            Baby Driver Review
Baby Driver is about a young man that goes by the name Baby(Ansel Elgort) who works as a getaway driver for Doc, a kingpin who he's owes a debt which is the only reason that Baby is working for him. Baby is someone who music is such a big part of his life that he listens to it at all times and the music is something that can both help and detract from how well he will do his job as a getaway driver because if his music is matching up to things he does really well and if it doesn't match or he doesn't have it things start to fall apart.

By the midway point of the film Baby thinks that he has put his life as a getaway driver behind him since he has now paid back his debt to Doc and so he starts to make a life outside of working for Doc for himself which includes getting together with Debora(Lilly James) a waitress that he's when flirting with. Things are going pretty well for Baby until Doc informs he doesn't really have a choice about whether or not he works him again since he threatens the people that Baby cares about when he refuses to do another job. After Baby is forced back into a life of crime he starts making plans for him and Debora to ran away together but things don't end up going as planned.

Overall I thought this was a good movie it had interesting characters and plot. The directing in this movie was really good and especially loved the use of music and all the chases scenes this movie had because they were all really well done which made the movie really fun to watch. Please tell me your thoughts on this movie in the comment section below.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Book Review: Embassy Row: All Fall Down

                                                        All Fall Down Review
All Fall Down is about a teenage girl named Grace who is sent to live with her grandfather who is an ambassador while her father is off fighting for the military somewhere that is too dangerous for her to go. Grace hasn't been back to the embassy  nor has she seen her grandfather since before her mother died. The circumstances of Grace's mother's death is something that has put her at odds with most people in her life because while everyone around Grace believes the death was an accident Grace knows that her mother was shot right before her eyes.

As someone who is known as a troublemaker their are several people around the Embassies who were told to look after her such as her brother's friend Alexi who is the son of the Russian ambassador who Grace has known for most of her life but never really got along with all that well, then there is Noah who is a well behaved son of ambassadors from both Israel and Brazil who has decided that he and Grace should be best friends which she agrees with rather quickly. Grace ends up finding trouble fairly quickly despite everyone including her trying their best to prevent any trouble from occurring when she sees the man that she saw kill her mother and hears him talk about getting rid of someone else. Grace along with her new friends then makes it her mission to find out who the man is and put a stop to his plans to kill another person while also trying to convince everyone that she isn't crazy.

Overall I really liked this book it was a fun read that put our characters in an interesting setting and had an interesting plot as well. The characters and the relationships in this book are very enjoyable which made this book all the more pleasant to read. Please tell me your thoughts about this book in the comment section below.

TV Review: The Gifted: Rx(1.02)

                                                       The Gifted: Rx(1.02)Review
  • I liked that the episode open a year earlier with the Stucker family having a bowling night and I liked seeing a bit of their normal life because it shows how much has changed for them in just one episode of the show.
  • In the flashback when a young mutant girl accidently looses control of her powers because people are making fun of her I dislike that Reed tells the girl and her father that it would be better for them if they leave because they didn't do anything wrong but I did at least like that Reed doesn't think it's right that people were making fun of her just that he knows who the law will side with.
  • I really can't blame the Stucker family for wanting to go back for Reed but I'm glad that Marcos and John tells them that going bad won't help Reed, would be bad for them and what is really important right now is making sure that Clarice is okay since traveling as far as she did seems to have been bad for her health.
  • I'm worried about how Lorna is going to fair in jail were she can't use her powers due to the collar they put on her neck and because the other inmates have it out for her especially since she is a mutant.
  • I really can't blame John for being mad that Marcos went on his own on to help the Stucker family and I like that he can tell that it was because of Lorna that he did what he did.
  • I like that it turns out that Caitlin is a nurse and I like that she's trying to help Clarice but it seems like she may be too badly injured to be okay without the help of a hospital which she can't go to since she's wanted by the police.
  • I find it worrying that since Clarice is so badly injured her powers are going haywire which is putting both her life and anyone who is trying to help her lives in danger.
  • I liked that Lauren was able to close the portals that Clarice was accidently opening in order to prevent people from going through them and hurting the mutants.
  • I like that Marcos decides that he should take Caitlin with him to hospital so that they can get the medicine that Clarice needs so that she can heal.
  • I liked that Marcos questioned Caitlin whether or not her or her husband would be willing to stand up for or help out mutants if their kids weren't mutants.
  • I find it sad that Clarice was arrested for stealing food because since she couldn't pass for a normal human she wasn't able to get a job so she had to steal to survive.
  • I find it sad that very few hospitals actually allow mutants to be treated at them which just seems wrong.
  • I liked that in order to get to the medicine that Caitlin pretends that Marcos is her boyfriend and that she unwrapped his wound from earlier to make it look like he was injured so that they could get back to where patients are treated.
  • I liked that when the doctor made the assumption that mutants are more likely to be abusive that Caitlin was confused and offended that someone would think that.
  • I find it sad that the other mutant girl that Lorna meets in prison is so defeated that she doesn't even want to try to find a way to escape because she doesn't believe that there's a way it can work.
  • I like that John doesn't want to risk moving Clarice because it could hurt her even though that would be easier than evacuating all of the other mutants which is what he is making plans to do in order to keep them all alive.
  • I think it's absurd that Reed is being tried for terrorism when it's very clear that all he was trying to do was keep is family safe and I think it's cruel that they're threatening his mother who has nothing to do with anything.
  • I like that when one of the prisoners tried to harm Lorna's child that she was able to overpower her collar and use her powers to attack the other prisoner but I was sad that she was locked up in solitary because of this.
  • I find it sad that it turns out that Marcos's parents rejected him when he first showed his powers when he was thirteen and I like how he refers to Lorna as his true family because she's the one that has been there for him through out the hardest times in his life.
  • I like that Caitlin insist that she should be the one that goes in to help Clarice because she's the one that knows the proper dosage that is need to save her rather than kill her.
  • I liked that Clarice when she woke up worried that she might have hurt someone and I liked that John assured her that only property was damaged and that everyone is okay.
  • I liked that Caitlin told Lauren and Andy that she was proud of them and then promised them that they would find their dad and bring him back to them.
  • I liked that Reed realizes that sentinel services don't actually know anything that will end up getting his family captured and I liked that Reed made a deal that would make it sure that he would go down alone.
  • I'm worried about what the scientist that seems to know about mutants siblings could know that could get Lauren and Andy captured.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

TV Review: Secret Love Affair

                                                  Secret Love Affair Review
Secret Love Affair is about Oh Hye-won who is a married woman who runs an art foundation as well as keeping track of the scandals of the wealthy family that owns said foundation. Hye-won is in a loveless marriage and she spends most of her time at work helping the wealthy family manage their affairs and tries to keep them fighting too much although the family really couldn't run without her the family doesn't truly respect Hye-won despite needing her. Hye-won's husband who works as a music teacher at a university ends asking Hye-won for her help teaching his new student Lee Sun jae because she is much more talented pianist and teacher than he could ever hope to be.

Lee Sun jae is from a poor family but happens to be discovered to be an extremely gifted pianist after Kang Joon hyung hears him playing piano one day after he dropped off a delivery and because Joon hyung wants to have an extremely successful student he convinces Hye won give him a scholarship and to also be his teacher. Sun jae and Hye won end up bounding over piano rather quickly which leads to the two falling for each other despite the fact that Hye won is married and much older than Sun jae. Eventually Hye won and Sun jae start an affair with one another which makes Hye won's life even more complicated but also makes her happier than she has been in years which leads to Sun jae asking her to leave the life that makes her so unhappy behind which Hye won feels like she is unable to do.

Overall I thought that this was a good series it had a good plot, characters and relationship development. I thought this series had really good directing since this whole series just had a look to it and the tone of the series is very well betrayed both visually and by sound. I really love the use of the piano music because not only did it sound great it also moved the story along quite a bit like with how when Hye won and Sun jae would play piano together you could just feel the sexual tension between which might sound weird but it works really well for this series. Please tell me your thoughts on this series in the comment section below.

TV Review: The 100: Perverse Instantiaition Part 2(3.16)

                                The 100: Perverse Instantiation Part 2(3.16)Review
  • I liked that Clarke used the EMP on Abby after she found out that Ontari wouldn't be able to help her.
  • I liked that Abby told Clarke she was sorry about what she did while she was under ALIE's control and I liked that Clarke told her that it wasn't her and that she doesn't need to be sorry.
  • I like that after Bellamy and Pike told them that the floor is safe for now that Murphy pointed out that they don't have a way down anymore, like that it's made clear that Murphy is always looking for an escape route and feels uncomfortable when he doesn't have one.
  • I think Clarke's plan to put night blood in her and then the flame in her head is one that is really risky but it might very well be their only chance at stopping ALIE.
  • I liked that when Jasper was threatening Harper's life so that Raven and Monty will destroy the machine that gives them access to ALIE's code that Harper tells them not to destroy the machine.
  • I find it a bit creepy how ALIE talks through Jasper to Raven in order to try to convince her to destroy her machine.
  • I liked that Raven distracted Jasper/ALIE in order to give Monty the chance to sneak up on them and knock them out and save Harper.
  • I like that Bellamy tells Octavia to be careful before she leaves.
  • I like that Bellamy is by Clarke's side and holds her hand when Murphy inserts the flame into her head.
  • I like that Abby wants to take the flame out of Clarke as soon as she reacts badly to it but Bellamy and Murphy are more willing to see if she can handle it because they know that they're all doomed if she fails.
  • I think it's interesting that Clarke has to enter the city of light in order to stop ALIE and that the flame will protect her from ALIE once she gets in there.
  • I'm not surprised at all that Octavia ended up cut Pike in the leg and letting ALIE's people attack him when she was left alone with him.
  • I like that Bellamy knows right away that Octavia being left alone with Pike is a bad thing and I like that he's clearly frustrated with how Octavia attacked one of their allies while they have so few of them.
  • I liked that Bellamy told Octavia that he understands how your need for revenge can put you on the wrong side of things and that he doesn't want that for her.
  • I like that Bellamy told Pike that he wanted to think like Pike did with believing that the grounders are bad and they are good and that he doesn't really know what he believes anymore but he knows that he has to live with what he did.
  • I find it freaky how ALIE was aware that Clarke was in the city of light and I find it interesting that Raven and the others found out about this by reading the code.
  • I'm glad that Lexa showed up in the city of light and that she is helping Clarke stay alive long enough to stop ALIE.
  • I like how Murphy is assisting Abby with keeping Ontari alive long enough for Clarke to find the kill switch and destroy ALIE.
  • I like that Bellamy doesn't tell Bryan and Miller how ALIE's people were able to get in the tower.
  • I like they use the wet floor and the tazer sticks to knock out all of them out.
  • I like that Raven is able to get Clarke to the kill switch by using her portal to show Clarke where to go and a way to get there.
  • I find it interesting that Clarke meets ALIE's creator and that she is the one who tells Clarke how to destroy ALIE.
  • I find it worrisome that ALIE says that there will be a second time that nuclear power plants are melting down and will make the earth uninhabitable.
  • I like the debate that ALIE, her creator and Clarke have about humanity and what it means to truly save them.
  • I like that Clarke tells ALIE that you don't easy pain you overcome it before she pulls the kill switch.
  • I liked that Clarke thanked Murphy when she realized that he was helping keep her life while the flame was in her.
  • I like the moment when Murphy and Emori reunited with each other and hugged each other.
  • I liked that Monty told Jasper that he knows that this world can suck but it's real and that he promises him that they'll be happy again one day. I like that Jasper told Monty that he's sorry he stabbed him and Monty told him he's sorry that he shot him and that Jasper said he didn't feel it, I like that they hugged and I like that they have truly made up now even if Jasper is still clearly struggling.
  • I like that Clarke tells Bellamy about how the world is still in danger and they still have to find a way to save it again.
  • I wasn't surprised at all that Octavia killed Pike even after he saved her life earlier in the episode because Octavia doesn't really do forgiveness and she's always hell bent on killing people.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

TV Review: Shadowhunters: Morning Star(1.13)

                                   Shadowhunters: Morning Star(1.13)Review
  • I like that Clary tells Jace that one of the few things that she is sure of is that Jace is a good person and nothing like Valentine.
  • I like that Jace points out to Clary that they're different because Clary was raised by Jocelyn while was raised by Valentine.
  • I like that Clary and Jace go to Simon for help on getting a meeting Camille so that she can tell them where the book of the white is.
  • I like that Alec was concerned when no one had seen Lydia for hours after the wedding had ended.
  • I dislike how Robert brings up Magnus reputation of getting around as a reason that Alec shouldn't date him but I like that Alec decides that he wants to get know Magnus for himself rather than listen to rumors about him.
  • I feel bad for Magnus when he thinks that Alec might regret coming out but honestly I don't think Alec regrets it, he just feels overwhelmed by it.
  • I'm glad that Lydia seems like she is going to be okay since when Alec and Magnus found her she could tell them that Hodge was the one behind the attack.
  • I like that Jace, Izzy and Alec all feel betrayed by Hodge betraying them and stealing the cup for Valentine.
  • I feel a bit bad for Hodge when Valentine refuses to take him back after he gives him the cup but I also feel like he deserves to get screwed over since he is a traitor.
  • I like that Clary is worried that Jace is letting his anger is ruling him when it comes to Hodge and Valentine.
  • I like that Luke feels angry when he finds out that Hodge is helping Valentine again while he had to walk right passed him to get out of the institute.
  • I really can't blame Raphael for not being willing to allow them to speak to Camille considering that Camille is a big threat to the vampires safety and is completely unwilling to help others unless there's something in it for her.
  • I actually understand both Jace and Hodge's anger with Jace being mad that Hodge betrayed them despite them treating him like family while Hodge feels enraged that he couldn't leave the institute while Maryse and Robert cut a deal and he got blamed for their crimes and they got off with a slap on the wrist.
  • I like that Alec stopped Jace from killing Hodge and I like that Alec was able to calm Jace down at least a little bit for a moment when he remind Jace that his parents are Jace's parents because they raised him.
  • I don't think that Jace and Valentine talking to each other is a good idea because Valentine is very good at getting into Jace's head.
  • I like seeing Clary and Simon working together to break out Camille even though I don't think what their doing is the smart thing to do.
  • I like that Alec tells Luke that he's worried about how Valentine is getting to Jace and I like how when Luke mentions he remembers something similar happening with Valentine that Alec tells him that Jace isn't like Valentine.
  • I dislike how Camille uses how she's Simon sire as a way of showing that she still has power over him.
  • I like how Alec tries to talk Jace down from going after Valentine by himself, sadly he is unable to get through to him.
  • I really can't blame Raphael for being angry at Simon for freeing Camille because that is a huge betrayal.
  • I like that Clary keeps telling Camille that she wants to kill her and I really can't blame her for wanting to.
  • I dislike how Camille demands that Simon signs a document that claims that he asked her to turn him so that she won't get in trouble with clave for killing and turning Simon.
  • I really hate the way that Camille does her best to get in Magnus's head and tries to convince him that he'll never find love and if he ever does it won't last.
  • I like that both Clary and Alec are concerned about Jace because they know he's in a bad place right now but since they don't where he is they plan to stay on mission of finding the book of the white.
  • I dislike how Valentine decides to go after the people that Jace cares about rather than Jace himself because it will make things easier for him.
  • I'm not surprised at all that Camille disappeared as soon as she got what she wanted and without fulfilling her end of the bargain.
  • I like that Clary found the book of the white disguised as a cook book that she remembers from her childhood.
  • I think that Valentine is delusional in his belief that Clary and Jocelyn would ever choose to join him.
  • I hate that Valentine is forcing Jace to come with him by threatening to kill the people he cares about but I like that Jace is willing to do that to save all of them.
  • I like that Simon tells Clary that he believes that love makes you stronger not weaker and that they'll use that to get through to Jace.
  • I like that what concerns Alec most about what Camille said was that Magnus does have to watch the people he loves age and die, I just like that Alec is more concerned about the pain that Magnus feels when he looses someone rather than fearing  that he'll leave him when he gets older.
  • I like that Jocelyn was woken up in the end and that Luke held her in a bridal hold as she woke up.
  • I like that Clary tells her mom that she doesn't want to get into the whole her lying to her for her whole life but more being happy that she's back and telling her that she really needs her mom right now.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

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.