Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Movie Review: To All the Boys I've Before

                                        To All the Boys I've Loved Before Review
To All the Boys I've Loved Before is about a high school junior named Lara Jean(Lana Condor) who's older sister recently left for college which leaves her feeling a bit lost because of how close the two of them were. Shortly after the school year begins Lara Jean discovers that her love letters that she writes for all of her crushes but never intended to be sent have been sent after Peter(Noah Centineo) a popular boy was her first kiss during a game of spin the bottle in seventh grade tries to letter her down easy after receiving her letter. Lara Jean is very freaked out by the news that her love letters have all been sent out and when she sees Josh(Israel Broussard)her sister's ex-boyfriend who she still has feelings for walking over with another one of her letters she kisses Peter to convince Josh that she isn't into anymore and then runs away from both of them which leaves both boys confused and Peter seems to have already fallen for her a bit after that kiss.

Lara Jean plans to just avoid all the boys that got her letters but she ends up being confronted by Peter about the letter again and after she explains that she kissed him so Josh won't know she still has feelings for him and this leads Peter to suggesting that the two of them fake date each other he claims that he wants to make his ex girlfriend Gen jealous and that it would help Lara Jean with her situation with Josh. Lara Jean agrees to fake date Peter and then the two of them come up with a contract where Lara Jean says that their will be no more kissing which disappoints Peter, they agree to watch Sixteen Candles and Fight Club together, Peter suggests that he writes Lara Jean love notes every day and says she has to go with him on the school ski trip which is three months in the future. Over the course of the story Lara Jean and Peter become closer and the two of them begin to share things with each other that they haven't with other people and began to fall for each other for real which makes things complicated in the best way possible.

Overall I loved this movie even more than I liked the book which was very good to began with, I found it nice that the movie didn't real make the story a love triangle between Lara Jean, Josh and Peter but rather just a love story between Lara Jean and Peter and an awkward friendship situation between Lara Jean and Josh. I liked that Peter much more clearly and quickly fell for Lara Jean in the movie than he did in the book and I liked how in the movie it seemed like Lara Jean's fear of falling in love was rooted in fearing loosing someone if they aren't just a fantasy. I thought that the movie had good acting and that the leads had good chemistry with each other as well and the movie was very pretty to look at as well. Please tell me your thoughts on this movie in the comment section below and maybe mention how you thought it compared to the book.

Book Review: To All the Boys I've Loved Before

                                             To All the Boys I've Loved Before Review
To All the Boys I've Loved is about a high school junior named Lara Jean who's older sister, Margot  is moving away to go to college in Scotland and since the two of them are incredibly close Lara Jean feels lost without her because of much she relied on her both at home and at school. While already having a rocky start to the school year Lara Jean's life becomes more complicated when she realizes that the love letters she wrote to her crushes in order to put an end to her feelings for them have been sent out which puts her in a very awkward situation especially with Josh her sister's recent ex-boyfriend and neighbor of Lara Jean who she still has feelings for. Lara Jean ends up telling Josh that she's dating Peter, a popular jock that also received one of her letters, in order to convince Josh that she doesn't have feelings for him anymore. Peter ends up going along with Lara Jean's fake dating idea and suggesting to take it further because he wants to make it clear to his ex girlfriend Gen that the two of them are done for good this time and he thinks him and Lara Jean dating will prove this.

Lara Jean and Peter set up some ground rules for their fake dating arrangement and then the two of them began to fake date and start to get to know each other better. Through fake dating Lara Jean finds herself opening up to new experiences and begins to experience a different side of high school and finds that she quite likes it. As time goes on Lara Jean begins to fall out of love with Josh and in love with Peter but she's not sure that Peter feels the same way especially when it's clear that Peter can't stop caring about Gen even though he knows that relationship is bad for him.

Overall I thought this was a good book it had an interesting plot with good characters and relationships that made the book a great read all the way through. This book had a great bond between sisters in it and was an interesting take on the whole fake dating trope which is something that I always love to see. Please tell me your thoughts on this book in the comment section below.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

TV Reviw: Can We Get Married?

                                                Can We Get Married? Review
Can We Get Married is about Hye yoon and Jung hoon a young couple who have just gotten engaged and now have to deal with getting their approval for the marriage. At first Hye yoon's mother is very against the marriage because she wants Hye yoon to marry someone who is far more rich and successful because she doesn't want her daughter to be wanting for anything after she had to grow up without a father. Jung hoon's parents are supportive at first but after awhile Jung hoon's mom feels insulted by Hye yoon and her mother because Hye yoon and her family simply can't afford to spend as much on the wedding as she thinks they should be spending on the wedding which she takes to mean that they think lowly of her. Hye yoon and Jung hoon's mother's fighting end up bring up their own insecurities about themselves and their relationship with each other which leads to the two of them fighting and doubting whether or not they can actually handle getting married to each other.

There are a bunch of other subplots in the series about various other couples in the series who are connected to Hye yoon and Jung hoon in some way. The pairing that takes up the most screen time is Hye yoon's sister Hye jin and her husband Do hyun who are getting a divorce since he has been cheating on her for quite sometime. The whole plot with Hye jin is honestly kind of depressing to watch because Do hyun just treats her so badly and he is threatening to take away their son and her means to support herself simply because he can and I don't understand why the show spent so much time on this storyline. My favorite pairing in this series was Hye yoon's and Jung hoon's friends Dong bi and Ki joon who have been dating for five years but Ki joon refuses to marry Dong bi because he believes getting married would destroy their relationship but as the series goes on they end up finding a new understanding of each other and eventually changing views on marriage. The last couple is Hye yoon's aunt Deul rae and Min ho who are both older but end up falling in love with each other and the two of them are very cute together through out the series.

Overall this series was pretty good but there were also quite a few characters and storylines in this series that I found annoying or frustrating which keeps me from really recommending that anyone watch it but it really wasn't a bad series as a whole either. Please tell me your thoughts about this series in the comment section below.

Top 5 Hidden Gem Books

1. Highly Illogical Behavior: This book is one that is about a high school boy who hasn't left is house in years because of his social anxiety this book as a really interesting story and interesting characters and the writing style that this book had made this book a really fast read. I read this book last year and became a fan of it right a way but I haven't really seen many other people talking about this book.
2. Reading in the Dark: This is a book that I read quite a few years ago that has always left a big impression on me, it's a historical novel about a family that has a bunch of dark secrets and how the son discovers them and this leads to an emotional distance developing between himself and his family that he can never fill gap without destroying his family in the process. I don't recall ever seeing anyone else talking about this book so I think that makes this book very underrated.
3. Linger: While Shiver the first book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series was fairly popular when it first came out it always seemed like the sequel books in the series were something that people never cared much about and well Linger the second book in the series has become one of my favorite books of all time. I love Linger for being an interesting take on what happens after happily ever after with the way it deals with how Sam feels now that he's no longer has to become a wolf but still has to deal with the trauma he endure because of him being a wolf before. I loved being the ever self destructive Cole St. Clair and I loved the relationship that he develop with Isabel and I like Isabel getting more development after the first book as well. While this book isn't one I consider a hidden gem because no one read but because no one really gave this book a chance to be anything but yet another paranormal romance that came out during a time when it seemed like almost every YA book that was coming was one.
4. Sinner: This book is the fourth book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series and since it came out much later than the first three books of a series I feel like a lot of fans didn't read this book because they were done with this series by the point this book came out but this book is surely worth revisiting the series for. This book is one that is about Cole and Isabel living their lives in LA and since their stories were pretty unfinished at the end of the original trilogy this book is a welcome addition to the series.
5. The Looking Glass Wars Trilogy: This series is my personal favorite retelling of Alice in Wonderland and it's also one of the retellings that I hear the least about which is a shame because I really liked how they played around with the story and gave the series a much better leading romance and villain than any other retelling ever has.

Book Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

                            The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight Review
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is about Hadley Sullivan who is on her way to her father's wedding in England to a woman that she never met and is also partially responsible for her parents marriage so she's understandably not looking forward to the wedding. Hadley ends up missing her plane by just a few minutes which means that she has to take the next flight over there which leaves hours after original flight did and will make it very hard for her to get to the wedding on time. Hadley ends up meeting a British boy named Oliver who is going back home because of a family event that is the next afternoon and the two of them end up hitting it off with each other rather quickly and develop mutually crushes on each other very quickly.

The majority of this book is really about Hadley coming to terms with the fact that she still does want her father in her life even though he his actions have hurt her and her mother and seeing that even though her father does have a whole new life he does still want her to be part of his life even though it doesn't always feel that way. Hadley also has to accept that her father's new wife isn't actually a bad person but is in fact quite nice even though it's easier for Hadley to not see her that way. While I don't think the story about Hadley accepting that her father is remarrying is a bad one I was expecting a love story not a father-daughter which is really what I got so I was disappoint by the lack of romance although what little we did get of the romance was very nice there really wasn't enough of it to justify the incredibly romantic title that this book had.

Overall this was a pretty good book that was more of character study of Hadley and her relationship with her dad than a romance which is something that I didn't I would get out of this book and leaves me wondering on why this book had romantic title when it's primary relationship wasn't even a romance. Please tell me your thoughts on this in the comment section below.

TV Review: Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

                                 Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo Review
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok joo is about a college student named Kim Bok joo who is the ace of the weightlifting department and her biggest dream is to win a gold medal in weightlifting. Bok joo is fine with not being seen as a woman by anyone at the start of the series since she only cares about fulfilling her weightlifting dreams until she meets a doctor named Jung Jae yi who she finds herself falling for at first sight and she then starts making excuses to spend time with him while hiding the fact that she is a weightlifter since she feels he couldn't see her as a woman if he knew about her weightlifting. Bok joo eventually discovers that Jae yi's brother is Jung Joon hyung who is swimmer who goes to the same college of her and used to go to elementary school, Joon hyung likes to seek out Bok joo to annoy her but also truly enjoys spending time with her and admires her for her weightlifting abilities. After Joon hyung finds out about Bok joo lying to his brother about who she really is, Bok joo swears him to secrecy.

Over the course of the series it becomes more and more obvious that Joon hyung likes Bok joo as more than a friend even though him and Bok joo seem to remain oblivious to this fact. As time goes on Bok joo realizes that Jae yi is never going to see her as a woman so she decides to give up on her one side love for him and Joon hyung helps her through this time by being there for her as a friend while she struggles with letting go of her feelings for Jae yi and about whether or not she truly loves weightlifting anymore since it was no longer bringing her happiness. In the end Bok joo returns to weightlifting and some time after Joon hyung confesses his feelings for her, she realizes that she also have feelings for him.

Overall I really enjoyed this drama the two leads where good characters that built a relationship that you couldn't help but to root for. I also really liked most of the supporting characters in this drama as well even though I didn't mention them above. I think this series is sweet and romantic which makes it a very fun watch. Please tell me your thoughts on this episode in the comment section below.

Movie Review: Ocean's 8

                                                               Ocean's 8 Review
Ocean's 8 is about how Debbie Ocean(Sandra Bullock) who has just been released from prison puts together a group of woman to steal a necklace that is worth 150 million dollars. The first person that Debbie recruits is Lou(Cate Blanchette) who is a long time partner with Debbie and they end up putting the rest of the team together which includes Rose(Helena Bonham Carter), Amita(Mindy Kaling), jeweler, Constance(Awkwafina) a pick pocket, Nine Ball(Rihanna) a hacker, and Tammy(Sarah Paulson) a fence who has worked with Debbie and Lou in the past. The plan involves stealing the necklace off of Daphne Kluger(Anne Hathaway) a vapid actress, at the Met Gala.

Overall this movie was a lot of fun to watch the characters were interesting and it was fun to see all of them come together to pull off the theft. This movie was a good heist film it was fun and interesting to watch and over all had a light feeling to it thought there were a few twists in the movie they didn't end up changing too much about how you think that this story is going to play out in the end. Please tell me your thoughts on this movie in the comment section below.

Book Review: The Gathering

                                                      The Gathering Review
The Gathering is set in the same universe as The Darkest Powers series and this book is about a girl named Maya who lives in an isolated town in Canada that is made up entirely of employees of the Saint Cloud research company. Maya is adopted and part Native American or Canadian(it's a bit unclear as to which one) and she feels drawn to nature and has a special connection to animals and a strange birth mark of a paw print. While Maya believes through out the whole book that the Saint Cloud research is all on the up and up I don't believe that for a second because this organization remains me of the organization from The Darkest Powers series.

Maya reluctantly forms a connection with the new boy Rafe who has recently moved to town with his older sister and as they get closer Maya discovers a lot more than just romantic feelings for Rafe. Rafe reveals that his sister is a skinwalker(a shape shifter) and that believes that himself and Maya may become skinwalkers in the future and that there is a possibility that their able to become this because of experiments that was done to them by the Saint Cloud group and that there is a chance that they could become stuck in their animal forms if they don't get some answers soon.

Overall this was a pretty good book it had interesting characters and the idea of what Saint Cloud group is up to is an interesting one but since Maya trusts so completely in them there is really no answers on that front. While this book does make me want to read the next book in the series it's more because the book feels incomplete rather than having to know what happens next since the book left me on a cliffhanger like The Darkest Powers series books did and overall I just felt like The Darkest Powers series had a much clearer plot, intrigues and more interesting cast of characters as well as a much better handle on the fantasy elements. Please tell me your thoughts in the comment section below.

TV Review: The 100: DNR(4.09)

                                                    The 100: DNR(4.09)Review
  • I like that Emori doesn't believe that anyone is coming back for them after how she was treated by the others last episode.
  • I liked that Raven assured Emori that the others will come back for them because Raven is too valuable be left behind although they would leave Murphy behind.
  • I like that Raven got a vision where Becca told her how she could use the rocket to survive in space rather than in the bunker.
  • I like that Illian is preparing the ground for those who will survive the radiation in the future that will need to use it for farming.
  • I like that Illian sees no point in fighting now that the world is going to end in just a few days from now and I dislike that Octavia wants in on that fight.
  • I like that Jaha tells all of the ark people to get ready to go to the bunker because that's where they will be able to survive what is to come and that it's likely that all of them will survive.
  • I find it sad and a little scary how even with the chance of survival within grasp that Jasper is still planning to die and is convincing other people that this the better option, I understand that he truly believes this and isn't doing this out of malice but it still comes across as a but disturbing.
  • I like that when Clarke found out that their people double crossed Roan and where planning to kill him that she warned him of the attack that was going to happen against him.
  • I like that Clarke still had Roan's trust because she saved him and that this led him to be willing to talk with Indra and her people about all three of their people sharing the bunker together.
  • I liked that when Clarke said that they would need their Chancellor at the meeting that Roan told her that she would be the best person to have at that meeting because no one would be better than her at convincing people that hate each other to come together in order to survive.
  • I'm sad that Harper seems to be giving up hope on things since their going to have to fight yet another war in order to survive in the bunker now.
  • I feel bad for Monty when he mentions that it seems that spend their last days wasted is common among the people that he cares about since Jasper has given up on life quite awhile ago and Harper now can't seem to find it in herself to fight another battle.
  • I think it was a bit harsh of Monty to call Harper a coward but I get why he did it because he wants her to fight to survive.
  • I find it interesting and worrying that Raven will die if she states down on the ground but she might have a chance to live if she goes into space.
  • I like how when Emori figured that the others weren't coming back that Murphy kept telling her that they would find a way to survive somewhere else without the others help and I liked that even if his options weren't good ones that Emori was comforted by his words at least a little bit.
  • I think it's ridiculous how Roan and Indra's people want to go to war for the bunker while they could all easily share it.
  • I like that since Clarke now has nightblood that she wants Indra'a daughter to make her the commander so that she can prevent a war from happening.
  • I liked that Jaha, Bellamy, Monty and Others tried to get Jasper, Harper and the others to leave with them so that they can survive.
  • I liked that both Bellamy and Monty were against blowing open the doors since the others could be hurt by that.
  • I liked that Bellamy pointed out to Jaha that in the past he sent children down to die on the ground and now he's demanding that they live and I like that Bellamy points out that the only difference this time around is that they get to make a choice for themselves. I like that Jaha allows them to make that choice in the end but I also get why Monty is against that.
  • I like that when Monty asks if Bellamy would give up if Octavia was in there that Bellamy tells him that at least if she was in there he'd get to say goodbye to her.
  • I liked that Octavia at least attempted to avoid the fight but I disliked that she ended up killing Illian's friends and deciding that's who she is.
  • I like that Roan figured out what Clarke's plans once he found out that a new commander will ascend and that he used for he knew to stop Clarke's plans. I like that Roan decides that they should have a conclave rather than a war to settle their differences because it would mean less of their people will die.
  • I like that Bellamy asks Jasper and Harper if they'd change their minds one last time before he leaves and that Jasper asks him if he wants to stay and Bellamy tells him he's not a quitter and I like that Jasper thanks him for understanding.
  • I find it sad that when Bellamy tells Jasper May we meet again that Jasper tells him they won't.
  • I like that Monty ended up staying incase Harper or Jasper changes their minds at the last minute because he wants them to still have a chance at survival and I like that it seems like Harper has some doubts about her decision.
  • I like that Miller and Jackson came back for Murphy, Emori and Raven but I was sad that Raven decide to stay but I understand why she did it since she doesn't have any chance at really surviving if she goes with them.
  • I like that Clarke tells Bellamy about the upcoming conclave and I like that Bellamy points out that there at the biggest disadvantage since they can't use guns, I hope that Octavia showing up at the end of the episode means good things for them.
Please tell me your thoughts about this episode.

Movie Review: Wild Child

                                                          Wild Child Review

Wild Child is about Poppy(Emma Roberts) a spoiled rich rebellious girl who is sent to a boarding school in England after she pushes her father too far and she of course doesn't fit in there and doesn't really try to since all she wants is to get expelled and go back home to her friends. After some time Poppy's roommates agree to help get her expelled since she's clearly miserable there and so Poppy and the other girls end up coming up with schemes to get her expelled. While Poppy and the girls scheme they end up becoming close to each other and the girls end up becoming better friends to her than the one she has back home. After bonding a bit with her roommates Poppy starts to doubt whether she really wants to go back home but when she accidently starts a fire it seems like she won't have a choice in whether or not she can stay in the end.

Overall I enjoyed this movie even though it doesn't have the strongest story or characters it was still a movie that I had quite a bit of fun watching. The movie is also one of those that is both cheesy and it's easy to see where the movie is heading the entire time that it is going on but to me that doesn't make the movie bad just not great. Please tell me your thoughts on the movie in the comment section below.

Book Review: Why We Broke Up

                                                    Why We Broke Up Review
Why We Broke Up is a story that is told through a break up letter that a high school student named Min writes to her ex boyfriend, Ed, in which she explains in great detail why the two of them broke up. Min goes over the events in their relationship that both lead to her falling in love with him and the small things that stacked up over time that made it clear to her in hindsight that they were never going to last in the long run because they're just too different and they couldn't bridge the gap to make those differences matter less. It seems to me the reason why Min and Ed weren't meant to be was because they had pretty much nothing in common with each other and no matter how much they tried they were never going to be able to enjoy the things that the other loves with their whole heart even though they both did put some effort into doing so, Min more so than Ed. The other underlying problem in their relationship was that there were things that Ed would do that Min really hated that she should have called him out for doing when they happened but since she was too gone for him at this point she didn't even though the things he did in those moments really did upset her and caused a bit of a rift between the two. In the end there was a much more obvious reason as to why they broke up in the end but that even did lead to Min realizing a lot of smaller things that really bothered her in the past that happened before that point which is really what this book is about.

Overall I thought this was a pretty good book is written in a different style and it a lot of nice artwork in it which makes this book stand out from other ones. I liked the idea that this story was based off of and I felt like the characters felt really even though I didn't really enjoy them all that much in the end. Please tell me your thoughts on this book in the comment section below.

Movie Review: Alex Strangelove

                                                   Alex Strangelove Review
Alex Strangelove is a Netflix original movie about a male high school student named Alex Truelove(Daniel Doheny) who has been putting off having sex with his girlfriend Claire(Madeline Weinstein) for the past year despite her being more than up for it and the fact that he's sure that he loves her. Alex feels like the two of them have to have sex soon now because everyone else in his life thinks it's weird that he doesn't feel like they should yet because he wants it to be special so the two decide to have sex in about a week or two. At a party about a week before the two are going to have sex Alex meets and bonds with a gay guy named Elliot(Antonio Marziale) and the two of them have a connection with each other which leads to Alex questioning if he's really straight.

The second half of the movie mostly deals with Alex trying to figure himself out when it comes to his sexuality and whether or not he's really ready to face the truth of it head on or not. At times Alex is very much in denial about who he is which causes problems for him and those around him but in the end he is able to be honest with himself and those around him which ends up making life better for everyone involved in the long run.

Overall I really loved this movie it was light and sweet while still dealing with very real emotions and struggles that the characters went through. I thought that both the characters and the relationships in this movie were very well done and got me invested in the story. Please tell me your thoughts on this movie in the comment section below.

TV Review: Witch's Court

                                                          Witch's Court Review
Witch's Court is about Ma Yi deum an ambitious prosecutor who cares more about winning cases and getting media attention than she does about the victims of the crime that she is suppose to be fighting for. Early on in the series Yi deum ends up revealing that her boss indeed to harass a female reporter after she finds out that even if she covers up his crime she still won't get the promotion she wants so she ends up standing up for the reporter for entirely selfish reasons and than is reassigned to a special task force that deals with sex crimes. Yi deum is very upset to be transferred there because no one really moves higher up in the ranks after being assigned there so she starts off her time working there with a pretty bad attitude. While working there Yi deum ends up being partner up with Yeo Jin wook who is fairly new to being a prosecutor since he had previously worked as a psychologist which is one of the reasons that he cares about the victims of the crimes they investigate well being so much. Yi deum and Jin wook having such different views on what the job entails means that there partnership is off to a bit of a rough start but the two do end up learning from each other and end becoming very close and caring with each other.

The main on going plot of this series deals with how there is a politician named Jo Gab soo who has been committing sex crimes among other crimes for at least the past thirty years. One of Gab soo's victims happened to be Yi deum's mother who tried to submit evidence against him twenty years ago which led to her being kidnapped by him. Yi deum has been searching for her mother ever since she disappeared which is part of the reason she cares so much about getting media attention is because she hopes that her mother will see her on tv and come and find her. Since Yi deum has no idea about what happened between her mother and Gab soo she really doesn't even know where to start looking so it takes her awhile for the plot on how they try to find evidence of Gab soo's crimes and how they can take him down to really start but the ground work for it is laid out from the start.

Overall I enjoyed the show, I thought that cases were quite interesting and I liked the main characters although I really wished that they spent a bit more time on developing their relationship in the second half of the series because I feel like the show was a bit over taken by Gab soo who is a character who while necessary to the story isn't one that anyone really enjoys watching. Please tell me your thoughts on the series in the comment section below.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

TV Review: School 2017

                                                           School 2017 Review
School 2017 like the other entries in the School franchise spends the series dealing with issues of a variety of students who are in the same class. Our main character in this series is Ra Eun ho a student who doesn't study well and has a tendency to get into trouble but is very good at drawing and is determined to achieve her dreams. At the school there is a mysterious figure called X who causes trouble for the school by playing pranks and revealing all the injustices that take place at school and one Eun ho stumbles upon X in the teacher's office and she ends up being accused of being X. Eun ho is tasked with the job of finding out who X is afterwards in order to clear her name but she ends up helping with X's plans instead since she believes he stands for justice.

Eun ho ends up developing a friendship with Hyun Tae woon who is the son of the Chairman of the school which allows him to get a way with things that other students wouldn't, he doesn't have good grades either and has a bit of rebellious attitude. At first Eun ho doesn't like Tae woon much but after she gets to know him better she learns that he isn't the person she assumed he was at first and the two of them end up becoming very close and partners in a way. After awhile Tae woon realizes that he has a crush on Eun ho so he confesses to her and while she takes awhile to realize her feelings she does accept his confession in the end.
Another character that receives a lot of focus in this series is Song Dae hwi who is the first ranked student in the class who comes from a poor background. Dae hwi feels like he has to spend a lot of time helping out Kim Hee chan a rich student that is ranked second in the class because he needs money in order to afford extra classes and counseling that are vital for getting into the top rated school that he needs to get into to succeed. Dae hwi spends a good part of the series feeling like he has to do things that he doesn't want to do for Hee chan because he believes that he needs him to succeed even though doing those things eat away at him. In the last part of the series Dae hwi is able to finally pull himself a way from Hee chan and to reconnect with an old friend and make new genuine friends which helps him to become a much happier person.

There is also a plot thread about how Tae woon and Dae hwi used to be very close friends but aren't anymore because of what happened surrounding the death of their best friend and how they didn't understand or approve of the other's actions around that time. This plot was clearly made to try and recapture the magic of Nam soon and Heung soo's relationship from School 2013 and while I really do enjoy the plot in this drama as well it still doesn't hold a candle to that relationship because there wasn't enough time devoted to Tae woon and Dae hwi's relationship and they just don't have the same amount of chemistry that Nam soon and Heung soo did. Even though it didn't compare to what came before it, I still did love the relationship and was happy to see the two reconcile and become friends again.

Another plot thread dealt with a quiet student named Seo Bo ra who feels like the deck is stacked against her so high that there isn't any point in fighting for herself when other students try to make them take the fall for her. Eun ho ends up reaching out to Bo ra and this helps her to find her voice again and to believe that she can fight for herself again now that she has a friend by her side.

Overall I really loved this series for all the different characters, stories and relationships that it had in it even the ones that I didn't mention in this review. There are so many things to love about this series that I think watching it is well worth your time. Please tell me your thoughts in the comment section below and what series in the School franchise is your favorite.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Book Review: Turtles All the Way Down

                                          Turtles All the Way Down Review
Turtles All the Way Down is about a high school student named Aza who suffers from some form of an anxiety disorder which keeps her stuck in her head most of the time worrying about all the different ways that she could catch C.diff which it's somewhat implied that this is what her father died of suddenly when she was younger. One day Aza ends up being convinced by her best friend Daisy that she should try to reconnect with her childhood friend Davis who's rich father had disappeared recently and the police are offering a hundred thousand dollar reward to anyone who has information on how to find him. Davis is happy to see Aza again even though he knows that she most likely is only talking to him again because of what happened to his father and Aza finds that she actually does like spending time with Davis even though she can't understand why he would like to spend time with someone who is as stuck in her own head as she is.

Aza ends up dating Davis for awhile and while it seems to work okay as long as they're just talking to each other she finds it hurt to enjoy holding his hand or kissing him even though part of her desires to do those things with him because all she can think about is how many germs are being spread through that action. In the second half of the novel Aza also ends up getting into a fight with her friend Daisy about how they can't really understand how the other sees the world but they end up making up and being a little more aware of how each other thinks about things. Things between Aza and Davis don't seem to work out because Aza can't really date someone in the normal way and she doesn't want Davis to date her and hope that someday she will get better.

Overall a I really enjoyed this book the characters really stood out and I was invested in them and the relationships that they formed with each other. I thought that the writing was good and really let us get to know what it's like to be stuck in Aza's head with her. Please tell me your thoughts on this book in the comment section below.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

TV Review: Just Between Lovers

                                                       Just Between Lovers
Just Between Lovers is about how Ha Moon soo and Lee Gang doo who are survivors from when a mall collapse thirteen years before the series started and how they are still dealing with the trauma that comes from what happened that day in different ways. Moon soo doesn't remember anything about the accident since she lost her memories of that time due to a head injury but since her younger sister who was also at the mall died that day she is suffering from a lot of guilt and her sister's death ended up destroying her parents marriage and damaging her relationships with her parents in different ways. Gang doo who was the last person to be rescued from the mall collapse is haunted by memories of what happened since he was the down there for nearly a week and spent several days with a dead body which is why he still suffers from nightmares and hears voices in his head that tells him he doesn't deserve to live well. Gong doo also received a pretty bad leg injury from having a piece of rebar stuck through his leg which well he can walk is something that still gives him trouble to this day.

Moon soo who works building small models for architect ends up being asked to work for the company that is rebuilding on the sight of the mall collapse which is something that she is understandable weary to be apart of considering what she went through there. Gang doo who hears about the construction makes sure that he works on the site and ends up destroying the memorial at the site which he gets found out for doing by the architect but he isn't arrested for since the architect thinks it would be a good idea to have someone like Gang doo around so that he doesn't over look something and that ends up causing another accident to happen in the future. Moon soo and Gang doo end up running into each other around this time and Gang doo ends up recognizing her from that day which makes him interested in her but she doesn't remember him at all and at first finds him to be rude but after awhile starts to see him as a good person.

As time goes on Moon soo and Gang doo end up spending more time together and learning more about each other and finding that they like each other and that being together is somewhat healing for them. When things first seem like they are going well in their developing relationship Gang doo starts to pull away from Moon soo because he doesn't actually believe that he deserves good things and thinks he'll ruin her in the end so once she figures out what he's doing she has to work hard to convince him otherwise.

Overall this series was really good it had a great character driven story about the leads overcoming their past traumas by falling in love and putting the past behind them. There were also a ton of great supporting characters in this series as well who all had their own storylines that I found myself caring about as well. This series also had some great performances by the leads as well which made the already great writing even better. Please tell me your thoughts about this series in the comment section below.

Book Review: Literally

                                                          Literally Review
Literally is about a girl named Annabelle Burns who has had a pretty perfect life so far but this starts to change after an author visits her creative writing class and the author tells her that she's writing Annabelle's life. Annabelle's life starts to get out of her control when her parents announce that they are getting splitting up and a new boy in Annabelle's class named Will seems like he's completely perfect for her and the two of them keeping getting thrown together in very contrived situation which makes Annabelle question just how real Will actually is.

Once Annabelle starts to suspect that her life is part of a YA novel she does her best to resist following along with the plot that the author has set up for her and makes her realize that she wants different things out of life than she thought she did. Annabelle starts to realize that she has feelings for her brother's annoying friend Elliot who is so not the kind of guy that Annabelle feels like she should fall for but since she wants to rebel against the author she feels drawn to him in a way she normally wouldn't be.

This book had a great premise to with the main character discovering that she is a fictional character but since Annabelle doesn't really spend a lot of time questioning whether or not she's really real and she really isn't treated all that badly by the author so it's just that the concept isn't dealt with as interesting as it could have been. The book ends up being about mostly about Annabelle getting to decide who she wants to date rather than really having the story address issues of agency over her life in general, I actually think that Will's character spends more time trying to break free of his character mold than Annabelle's does and that ends up making his character more interesting.

Overall this book was a light and fun read that had a really great premise behind it that could have been dealt with in a more interesting way. If anyone thinks that the premise of a character finding out they are fictional is an interesting one I would recommend watching the Korean drama W: Two Worlds which deals with the same concept but in a much more interesting and darker way than this book does. Please tell me your thoughts about this book in the comment section below.

TV Review: Shadowhunters: Iron Sisters(2.06)

                                       Shadowhunters: Iron Sisters(2.06)Review
  • I liked that the episode opened up with showing us who the iron sisters were and what they do before we meet them later on in the episode.
  • I like that Jace and Clary are trying to figure out were the rune she used last episode came from since they have no idea where it came from.
  • I don't understand why Jace thinks it's such a bad idea to tell Izzy about the rune that Clary created because there's no way she would tell the clave about it which is why I can understand not telling Alec since he might tell the Clave about it since it's legally what you should do.
  • I'm glad that Raphael agrees to wipe Simon's mom's memories about him being a vampire.
  • I like that Clary tells Izzy that she's sorry that she stabbed and I like that Izzy told her that she didn't need to say sorry since she saved her from a demon.
  • I like that Clary asks Izzy to join the mission to visit the iron sisters because she wants to be able to do something to defeat Valentine since he's the reason why her mom is dead.
  • I like that when Aldertree suggested that Izzy spies on Clary that she is firmly against but sadly she somewhat agrees that because she's craving more yin fen.
  • I like that Simon called Clary to tell her what happened at home and I like that Clary is still upset that he and Luke weren't allowed to come to Jocelyn's funeral. I like that when Clary was worrying about Luke still not showing up that Simon promised that he would find her.
  • I like that Magnus sends Alec a fire message that tells him he has an emergency in order to get Alec to come over because he knows Alec is hurting and is working around the clock to avoid his feelings. I like that Magnus suggests that they go on a date now because it's important to make time for the important things.
  • I like that Maia also wants to find Luke and that she reluctantly agrees that Simon and her can go look for Luke together.
  • I like that when Simon started rambling that Maia asks if he always talks this much that he tells her that he does only when he's nervous and she asked why he would be nervous that he says that it's his natural state.
  • I liked that when the iron sisters were doubting that Clary was really one their side since she's Valentine's daughter that she tells them that she wants to defeat him more than anyone since he killed her mother and experiment on her brother.
  • I like that when Magnus tells Alec that he's not much of a beer drinker that Alec tells him he's not much of a drinker at all.
  • I like that we get to see Alec and Magnus go on their first date together which was fun to watch.
  • I like how Simon and Maia tell each other about their awkward experiences with being a vampire and being a werewolf and bond over that.
  • I don't find it surprising at all that Alec has never been in a relationship before but I also understand why Magnus finds it surprising since he probably hasn't been someone's first relationship ever before.
  • I was glad that Clary was able to pass the test for being free demonic energy but I was sad that Izzy failed the test because of the yin fen which she didn't know was demonic.
  • I was glad that one of the sisters told Izzy how dangerous yin fen is and that is not something that will ever heal someone.
  • I liked that Alec told Magnus that he didn't date partially because he didn't want to feel like something was wrong with him and I like that Magnus tells Alec that there is nothing wrong with him or with being inexperienced.
  • I find it funny how when Magnus said that he had 17 exes which Alec thought it was no big deal then he thinks he means 17 hundred then 17 thousand which Alec clearly thinks is an unfathomable amount of exes.
  • I like that it turns out that Luke was the one that taught Maia how to control herself which is why she's so loyal to him.
  • I find it frightening that when wielded by an angelic being that the soul sword could wipe out the entire downworlder population.
  • I like that Clary trust the Iron sister who is Luke's sister with asking her about her new rune that she couldn't tell her much about.
  • I like that Simon is able to talk Luke down when he's in wolf form by talking about a memory of the two of them along with Clary and Jocelyn going camping.
  • I like that Alec and Magnus decide that they want to give their relationship a go regardless of how different they are or how many people they have or haven't been with.
  • I dislike that Aldertree basically blackmailed Jace to leave the institute but I like that he came to Magnus's when he needed a place to stay.
  • I like how Simon and Maia tell Luke that they need him to come back with them and I like that he agrees after Maia tells him to draw strength from his loved ones.
  • I dislike how Aldertree acts like he didn't do anything wrong when he gave Izzy yin fen which is clearly not true.
  • I dislike that Luke sister killed her fellow iron sister because it seems like she is loyal to Valentine.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

TV Review: Nightmare Teacher

                                                    Nightmare Teacher Review
Nightmare Teacher is about how when a new teacher comes in to teach a high school class and starts convincing students that clearly desperately want something to come down to the counseling office to have private sessions with him. The teacher ends up using supernatural means to give the students exactly what they want whether it be to get back old friends, have as many chances as they need to win a fight, everything they write to become reality, the ability to absorb more knowledge better and more quickly or be even more pretty, and then tells the students that they can keep getting what they want as long s they sign a contract with him. The students end up violating the contract somehow or want out of the contract and then they end up trapped in their own nightmares.

The class president Kang Ye rim along with her maybe boyfriend Seo Sang woo start to notice that something is happening in there class once they start noticing odd things happening with their classmates and that there are empty desks in their classrooms. Over the course of the series Ye rim becomes more and more sure that something is making her classmates disappear and it has something to do with the new teacher and the counseling office, since everyone's memories are erased each time someone fails to complete their contract it takes most of the series for her to figure out what is happening to her classmates.

Overall I really liked this series, I enjoyed how each two episodes were centered on one character that we get to know really well pretty quickly and I liked seeing how things ended up unraveling very quickly in the second half of their stories. I enjoyed the concept of the series that dealt with characters getting exactly what they want and then once they get it they figure out that they didn't actually want it and that something else was really more important. Please tell me your thoughts on this series as well.

TV Review: The 100: God Complex(4.08)

                                              The 100: God Complex(4.08)Review
  • I liked that while Raven, Abby and Jackson were all shown to not feel right about testing the nightblood while Clarke knows that they have to do it in order to find out if they can survive with it and I like that Emori and Murphy don't feel the need to questions the morals behind this decision at all since if it lets them survive that's all that matters in the end.
  • I was sad that it looks like the nightblood solution isn't going to work but since there's still ten days before the death wave comes I'm not surprised that they haven't found the solution yet.
  • I like that Jaha was shown giving a funeral for those who died from the black rain the day before.
  • I liked that when Bellamy saw that Jasper was leaving camp on his own without a med tent that he went with him because he knows how dangerous it is out there and is worried about Jasper dying even if Jasper doesn't share those concerns.
  • I like that it looks like there might be a different bunker that the doomsday cult had that Jaha is intent on finding that could save them all.
  • I like that since the mission to find the flame keeper in order to find the bunker requires thinkers rather than fighters that Kane and Jaha chose Monty to go on the mission.
  • I felt sad for Harper when she came to see that Monty was leaving for a mission and it was clear that she didn't see a way for either of them to survive the death wave so it's clear she doesn't like the idea of them spending anymore time apart.
  • I like that it looks like Abby might be able to find a way to use nightblood as a solution still but I dislike that they're going to have to find a new person to test it on.
  • I was really worried when it was revealed to everyone else that Emori lied about who the guy that they tested the nightblood was and I hate that they're thinking about testing it on her but I liked that Murphy tries to stop them from doing it to her but sadly all that does is getting him locked up along with her.
  • I like how Jasper tells Bellamy that it's pointless to feel guilty about every bad thin you've done in the past when in a couple of days their all going to be dead and that he thinks that they should spend their last days doing whatever the hell they want.
  • I like that Bellamy doesn't really get Jasper's point of view of nothing mattering because everyone's going to die because Bellamy is trying so desperately to make sure as many people as possible will survive while Jasper is welcoming death which I think is something that Bellamy now sees is the reason behind Jasper's behavior.
  • I like that Raven is against the idea of them testing nightblood again because she sees what happens when they fail to basically just be murder that is ultimately pointless.
  • I like that Luna is flat out refusing to let them use her blood to do anymore testing with nightblood because she doesn't want to be the cause of anyone's death again.
  • I liked that Raven points out that taking bone marrow from an unwilling Luna is similar to what Mount Weather used to do.
  • I liked that Kane pointed out to Indra that the radiation doesn't care which side your on so keep up the war now doesn't make much sense.
  • I like that Indra's daughter is able to lead them to the temple which is where they believe the bunker is.
  • I dislike how Indra kills all those guys when they could have gotten through without killing anyone but I understand the logic behind killing them since if there is a bunker there they wouldn't give it up if they were still alive. I like that Monty points out to Kane that their going to think the sky people were behind the killing since Indra used Monty's gun.
  • I like that Roan told Clarke that she was born to lead because she doesn't back away from things when it gets hard and I like that Clarke tells him that it's always hard, I like that Roan tells Clarke how they have to do this so that they'll know that they did everything they could to ensure that their people live.
  • I like that Jasper is able to convince Bellamy to join the party for a little bit and let someone else worry about saving the world for once.
  • I liked that when Emori told Murphy that he should pretend to be okay with what their doing to her so that he doesn't give them a reason to make him the next test subject, that Murphy tells her that he will kill Clarke if she lays a hand on Emori.
  • I like that Murphy begs everyone he comes in the room to take Emori away not to go through with the testing and I like that when he was begging Clarke that he told her that he loves Emori and then threatened to kill Clarke if Emori died.
  • I liked that Clarke ended up putting the nightblood in herself and then told everyone that they will be testing her.
  • I can't blame Abby for breaking the radiation machine because she had a vision that showed her that the nighblood wouldn't work so she couldn't let Clarke get inside it.
  • I like that Monty figured out that you had to burn the seal in order to turn it into a key so that they can open the bunker which is one that can save them all this time and I like that Indra order her army to hold the temple.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

TV Review: Shadowhunters: Dust and Shadows(2.05)

                              Shadowhunters: Dust and Shadows(2.05)Review
  • I find it very concerning that Alec is dealing with the guilt his feeling for killing Jocelyn while possessed is by shooting his bow until his hands are covered in blood, this is something that seems like an indirect version of self harm to me.
  • I'm glad that Jace told Alec not to keep punishing himself for something that isn't his fault and no one blames him for what happened with Jocelyn which is something that is good for Alec to hear even if he doesn't believe that at the moment.
  • I find it interesting that Alec is also blaming himself for not being able to save Jace from Valentine or the City of Bones as well as for what happened with Jocelyn.
  • I like that Simon is doing his best to be there for Clary as she is dealing with the fact that her mother is dead and I liked that when Clary first suggested that she bring her mother back from the dead that he tells her that there are some things that you should just accept rather than try to fix.
  • I liked that when Magnus told Clary that he wouldn't bring Jocelyn back since it would involve dark magic which is very dangerous and unpredictable that he was still very sorry for her loss and told her that what she need to do was mourn her mother and accept the pain that comes with that and that one day it will get easier even though it will never be easy.
  • I felt bad for Magnus when he told Clary about how his mother killed himself when he was nine because she couldn't accept the fake that her child's father was a demon.
  • I liked that Clary told Simon that he should go back home to see his mom and to tell her that he loves her while he still has the chance to do so.
  • I'm glad that Jace was cleared of all the charges that were held against him but I'm sad that it looks like many shadowhunters in the institute still seems to see him as a traitor.
  • I like the way that Jace and Izzy tease each other while checking in with how their both doing since they both can come off as overly confident in themselves.
  • I like that Izzy apologized to Jace about selling him out to the Clave and I like that Jace wasn't made at her for that since in the end that deal ended up saving both Alec and his life, I honestly think that neither Jace nor Izzy would think any deal that keeps Alec alive could ever be a bad deal because he means the world to both of them.
  • I find it sad that Clary seems to be blaming herself a bit for her mother's death because she thinks that she would still be alive if she had agreed to go to Idris with her.
  • I like how when Clary tells Jace that she doesn't feel much of anything at the moment that Jace admits that he thinks that the whole emotions cloud judgment mentality may be unhealthy considering where it landed him.
  • I liked that when Clary asked Jace how he was feeling about Jocelyn's death since they think she's his mother too that Jace tells her he wishes that he had more time with her so that she could get to know him as something more than an experiment gone wrong.
  • I think it's a bad idea for Clary to go to Iris to bring her mother back from the dead since Magnus said he won't do it, it seems like that kind of magic is something that shouldn't be done at all.
  • I get why Clary thinks that Iris's idea of her owing her a favor at a later date doesn't sound like such a bad idea because Iris phrase it in a way where it sounds like she would ask for something completely reasonable and legal.
  • I liked that when Simon went back home and talked to his mom that he made sure to tell her that he appreciates her and that he wants to move back home.
  • I hate that Aldertree is punishing Jace for not letting him die instead of getting back the mortal sword.
  • I like that Magnus can tell right away that Alec isn't okay when he shows up even though Alec insists otherwise.
  • I like that Alec asks Magnus how he is doing after sending Camille to the Clave and I liked that when Magnus tells him that it was really hard for him that Alec told him it wasn't weird to hear him talk about it.
  • I liked that Magnus tells Alec that it wasn't his fault that a demon possessed him and that he will find a way to make things right with Clary even though it feels impossible right now.
  • I like that Jace tells Clary that her idea to bring Jocelyn back is a bad one since people who are brought back from the dead are usually not brought back right.
  • I really can't blame Simon's sister for thinking something is seriously wrong with him since he seems to be afraid of sunlight now and has real blood in his room.
  • I liked that during the scene where Jace and Izzy were training that there asking each other how Alec and Clary were doing and that they also asked each other how they were going.
  • I liked that when Jace notices that Izzy's wound isn't entirely healed that he tells her that she should go to medical to get it checked out so that it heals right.
  • I find it interesting that Izzy used to want to be an iron sister when she was younger until she found out that she would have to swore off boys which is why she wants to go on the mission to meet them so badly.
  • I really hate how Aldertree gives Izzy yin fen without explaining to her what it is and giving it to her at all since it's clear an addictive drug that could cause her serious harm in the future.
  • I'm glad that Alec told Clary how sorry he is for what happened with Jocelyn and that he would do anything to take it back.
  • I think that if Alec wasn't feeling so guilty about his role in Jocelyn's death he never would've agreed with Clary's plan to bring back her mom but it seems like feeling guilty completely destroys his judgment.
  • I like that Alec seems to be confused by the idea that Iris would assume that he's Clary's boyfriend because I guess he thinks it should be obvious that he's gay now that he's out.
  • I like that once they get to Iris's that Alec starts to notice that something is not right about the way that Iris's place but sadly he still feels like he owes it Clary to go along with her plan.
  • I think it makes sense that when Simon tells his mom that he's a vampire that she thinks that he's crazy because he really didn't offer her any proof that what he was saying was the truth.
  • I like that Alec ends up befriending the little warlock girl named Madize who he compliments on her gills.
  • I like that Clary decides to back out of the deal with Iris to bring her mom back when she notices the bird Iris brought back earlier came back wrong.
  • I think it's horrible that Iris expected that Clary would allow a demon to rape and give birth to a warlock.
  • I like that Alec tried to find and save Clary once he realized what was happening there even though he didn't end up being much help.
  • I like that Clary was somehow shown a new rune that allowed her to shoot sunlight out of her hand and for her to save herself and kill the demon.
  • I understand why Simon's mom is super freaked out when she finds out that Simon was telling the truth about being a vampire.
  • I felt bad for Clary when she finally realized that her mom was dead when she had to say her mom's name during rite of mourning and I liked that when she couldn't finish saying the name that Jace did it for her and that he held her as she cried.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

Friday, April 27, 2018

TV Review: Timeless: The Darlington 500(2.02)

                                        Timeless: The Darlington 500(2.02)Review
  • I don't understand why Ritten house would want to kill a future Nascar driver in 1955 but I think it's especially cruel that they're willing to kill his pregnant wife as well as him.
  • I feel bad for Jiya that she is still having visions and that she seems to sometimes have to tell herself that something isn't real.
  • I like that when Lucy was reading over Nicolas Kean's manifesto and Wyatt called all that stuff crazy that Lucy pointed out that this is kind of crazy that her mother believes in.
  • I like that Wyatt asked Lucy what she went through when she was taken by Ritten house because he's worried about her and I liked that he told that they're all worried about her.
  • I liked that when Lucy didn't know anything of important significance happening on the date in the location that Ritten house traveled to she came up with the idea that they should ask Flynn for help because he know more about Ritten house than anyone else they know and he is willing to talk to Lucy.
  • I like that Flynn tried to use them needing his help as a way to get himself out of jail but I also understand why Agent Christopher is completely unwilling to make that deal.
  • I like that both Flynn and Lucy seem to know each other well enough to know what will hurt the most for them to hear because it's kind of interesting and surprising how well they know each other at this point. I also like that Lucy was able to get Flynn to tell her about the address he found on a Ritten house agent he killed for back than.
  • I found it a bit funny how Wyatt was the only one who knew who the guy that Ritten house was after was because he seems to be a big Nascar fan.
  • While I definitely don't like Nicolas I like that his desire to have things that he is used to by his side is making him too distracted to really give Ritten house the guidance that they thought they would get from him.
  • I like that Lucy, Wyatt and Rufus pretend to be reporters so that they can find out where Ryan Millerson will be so that they can stop the Ritten house agents from killing him.
  • I liked that Wyatt was so excited to see all the classic cars that are in great condition considering there only a few years old at this time in history and I like that Rufus and Lucy call him a nerd for acting that way.
  • I like that when they meet Wendell Scott who is an African American mechanic/racer that Wyatt is a big fan of that Wyatt gets so distracted by fanboying over him and asking questions about things he know he did instead of asking him the questions they need answered in order to protect Miller from Ritten house.
  • I find it sad how Wendall Scott does indeed end up winning a major nascar race in 1963 but they place him in third and while he does argue long enough to get the prize money he never gets the trophy or the glory of the win.
  • I was a bit surprised to learn that Wyatt used to run certain illegal substances across the border when he was a teenager as a way to make money and I like that Lucy and Rufus are also surprised by this fact.
  • I was sad to find out that Millerson turns out to be a Ritten house sleeper agent and that Ritten house plan actually seemed to account for Lucy, Wyatt and Rufus coming there to try and stop them and they use this knowledge to try and kill them.
  • I like that Wendell ended up saving Lucy, Wyatt and Rufus by throwing a fire extinguisher grenade in the tent and being their get away driver.
  • I like that Lucy comes up with the cover that Millerson and the other Ritten house agents are communist and that they work for the government tracking down people like, I like that excuse is both believable and pretty close to the truth.
  • I like that when they figure out Millerson must've been a sleeper agent that Wyatt has a hard time believing it since he grew up being a fan of his and I like that after realizing this they all feel very concerned about what else may have changed in history without them being aware.
  • I like that they figure that Ritten house's main plan is to blow up all the CEO's of the car companies who are all attending the Darlington 500 which could cripple economy at this point in time.
  • I agree with Agent Christopher that Mason going to be a speaker somewhere is a very bad idea but I understand why Mason wants to try and rebuild his reputation.
  • I like that Millerson seems to have some doubts about going through with his suicide mission because he likes the life that he created for himself in this time period.
  • I really can't blame Wendell for not being willing to get Lucy, Wyatt and Rufus back into the race because it could him ban from racing and he's not quite sure if he buys their story.
  • I like that Rufus tries to help Wendell fix up his car to convince him to help them since he's an engineer but it seems like cars and time machines are very different so he's not of much help.
  • I like that Wyatt actually ends up helping Wendell fix his car and I like that we learn that the reason Wyatt knows how to do this is because he father made him figure out how to fix it after his father broke his car while throwing Wyatt in the back of it and whipping around dangerously with it just to scare him.
  • I like how Wyatt and Wendell end up bonding over how their father's disappointed them in different ways with Wendell's father leaving the family and gambling while Wyatt's was abusive and he wished he would leave and when he didn't Wyatt decided to leave instead and stole his father's prized car with him when he did.
  • I like that when Wendell asked Rufus what kind of engineer he was since he doesn't seem to know much about cars that Rufus tells him that he works with different machines that involve time. I like that Rufus and Wendell bond about how for black people everything they want to accomplish is even harder for them.
  • I like that when Lucy and Wyatt were in the trunk that Lucy asked him if what he said about his father was true and I liked that she then started to open up a bit to him about how she's dealing with her mother turning out to be a terrible person. I like that Wyatt tells Lucy that there was a point when he did admired his father since he was his father and that he was angry for a long time with him but he did let go of those feelings eventually and I like that he tells Lucy that maybe it's for the best that she found out the truth about her mother so that she can face it head on.
  • I like that Lucy and Wyatt almost ended up kissing each other when they were stuck in the trunk together but sadly they were interrupted at the last second.
  • I liked that when Wyatt and Wendell were discussing the plan about how to get out with the car that neither Rufus or Lucy had any idea what they were talking about since they were using racer terms.
  • I was a little sad when Millerson died because he did at least clearly love his wife but not too sad because he was willing to sign up for a mission to kill so many people in the first place.
  • I liked that during the getaway chase from the cops that Rufus was very concerned about them hitting any bumps since the bomb had been armed while Wyatt on the other hand seemed to be having fun with the chase that is incredible dangerous.
  • I like that when Wendell asks Wyatt to race against him some time that Wyatt is very happy to be asked that but knows that he won't be able to do so.
  • I liked that when Rufus asks Wendell if he thinks they will ever give the prize to a black man that Wendell tells them that he knows they won't but he still wants to keep racing because he wants to prove to himself that he is the best.
  • I think that Agent Christopher stopping Mason from speaking at the conference was for the best but considering she had him fake arrested in order to stop him I understand why he's angry at her even though he really should have expected this to happen if he disobeyed her orders.
  • I think it's interesting that Jiya seems to be psychic since she saw Rufus having a burn on his arm before his arm got burnt.
  • I don't like that Nicolas made a painting about the new plans for Ritten house to get rid of the parts of humanity that he considers bad because no doubt his idea of bad doesn't match most people and would probably end up destroying humanity not saving it.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

Movie Review: Love, Simon

                                                       Love, Simon Review
Love, Simon is about Simon Spier who is a high school senior who lives a fairly normal life with a normal family and friends and he has a pretty good life but he also has a secret which is that he is gay. While Simon doesn't think that the people in his life would react badly to him being gay he still doesn't feel like he is ready to come out yet. One day Simon starts talking to another guy that goes to his school who is also in the closet online  who goes by the name of Blue and the two of them end up developing feelings for each other which makes Simon considers coming out.

One day after Simon was emailing Blue when he was in the school library another student named Martin ends up seeing the emails and then decides to threatened to out Simon if he isn't able to get his friend Abby to like him. Through out the second half of the film Simon ends up having his friendships put at risks because he has to mess things up with them because he is being blackmailed by Martin. In the end Simon ends up being outed by Martin because Abby just doesn't like him and while no one really reacts badly to him being gay, Simon is still upset that he didn't get to decide when he came out.

Overall I really enjoyed the movie it had good characters and I enjoyed watching their stories unfold and the relationships they had together. I thought that the writing for the movie was good as well as the acting and the directing. Please tell me your thoughts on this movie in the comment section below.

TV Review: The 100: Gimme Shelter(4.07)

                                               The 100: Gimme Shelter(4.07)Review
  • I don't understand why Illian would want to help make sure Octavia survives since she tried to kill him last episode. I liked that when the black rain started coming down that Octavia decided to help Illian get out of the rain.
  • I liked how it was shown how dangerous the black rain could be when all the people by the ark all rushed inside to avoid it and then doused themselves with water to protect themselves.
  • I liked that Bellamy and Kane went out to go get the guy who had fallen during the mad the rush to get inside.
  • I like that Bellamy is worried about whether or not Octavia is okay since she's far away from camp but I'm glad that Kane stopped Bellamy from going out and finding her since it's far too dangerous to go out into the black rain.
  • I like that Clarke seems to be worried about Raven and her mom because she knows that both of them are working themselves too hard and she knows that there's something wrong with Raven's brain at them moment and suspects that her mom might not be okay as well.
  • I find it interesting that Abby and Jackson came up with the idea to use Luna's bone marrow to make night blood but they took that option off the table because the only way to test it was to expose the person that they injected the bone marrow into enough radiation to kill a person.
  • I find it sad how the guy that Harper feels guilty about not helping the guy that fell into the mud since he reached for her and she didn't help and now the only thing she can do to help him is make his death a peaceful one.
  • I like that Bellamy wants to go out into the rain to save a man and his son and I like that part of the reason he is so determined to do so is because the son was part of the original 100 but I also like that Kane is trying to talk him out of going because the mission is basically an unnecessary suicide mission.
  • I like that after Bellamy finds out that the suit he used to go out into the rain was useless that he made it to the rover and I like that he was still determined to complete his mission. I liked that Kane tried to talk Bellamy out of his mission and when that didn't work told him not to take an unnecessary risks.
  • I liked how Emori told Clarke that her people were lucky to have her since she would do anything to save her people and I liked how Clarke told her that she not just trying to save her own people but everyone.
  • I get why Emori would assume that the would use her as the one to test nightblood out on since she's an outsider and not someone they need but I really don't think that is what they would decide to do to test it.
  • I like that Murphy after Emori tells him what she heard about testing out nightblood that he decided to talk to Clarke about it to ensure that Emori wouldn't be the person they used.
  • I like that Clarke noticed that someone had broken into the house and that her and Murphy were able to get to Emori before the guy killed her.
  • I was sad to learn that Emori was sold to Basil the man that broke in to kill her when she was young and that he use to hurt her and her brother when she was young.
  • I really can't blame Emori for wanting to have her revenge by killing Basil for everything he did to her and her brother and everything he forced her to do in order to survive. Although I do understand why Clarke wants to prevent Emori from killing in revenge I also don't think this decision isn't one she should really have a say in.
  • I liked that when Emori just came in and started beating up Basil who Murphy had tied up earlier that he just took a step back and watched over her. I liked that when it looked like Clarke was going to step in that Murphy asked Clarke if she could just let Emori have this kill.
  • I liked that Clarke came up with the idea of using Basil to test out the nightblood with since no one really cares for him to live and his death could save them all.
  • I was sad that Bellamy couldn't make it to rescue the man and his son since the rover got stuck in the mud and I felt especially bad for him since he pretty much had to hear them die over the radio and you can just see he's blaming himself for their deaths even though it's not his fault at all.
  • I actually believe Octavia when she tells Illian that she doesn't feel anything after she kills people because that's what we've been shown in the past about her and I believe that the reason she didn't kill Illian had more to do with her feeling sad about Lincoln dying rather than not being able to commit cold blood murder.
  • I thought it was good of Illian to save Octavia from committing suicide by walking out into the rain but I really dislike how she pretty blackmailed him into have sex with her since she needed him to make her feel something else.
  • I like how Abby is worried about being a murderer for killing someone so that everyone else will have the chance to survive.
  • I like that Kane tells Abby that sometimes in order to survive they have to do things that are bad so that they can live long enough to find there humanity again.
  • I liked that when Bellamy was saying he was failure for not being able to save the man and his son as well as Octavia that Kane told him that neither of those things are his fault and that he tried his best therefore he has no reason to feel guilty.
  • I liked that Kane told Bellamy that maybe the reason that he can't save Octavia is because she doesn't want to be saved and I liked that he told Bellamy that his mother would be proud of the man he's become and that he is proud of him, I also think it's understandable that Bellamy's only reply was to say that Kane floated his mother.
  • I like that Illian is going back to his village, I like that Octavia threw away some of her daggers but I'm not thrilled about her going with Illian to his village.
  • I liked that when Bellamy came back and Kane told him that there still isn't any word from Octavia that Bellamy repeated back Kane's words about not being able to save someone who doesn't want to be saved.
  • I liked that when Emori revealed that the guy that broke in wasn't the guy that hurt her in the past but rather just someone other than her that they would use to test nightblood that Murphy was impressed and told her that's a survivor's move right there.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.