Sunday, October 26, 2014

TV Review: Revenge: Meteor(4.04)

                                                         Revenge: Meteor(4.04)Review
  • I liked that the episode started with Emily and Nolan trying to figure out who tried to kill her and I liked that the came to the conclusion that Victoria had something to do with it. I liked that when Emily seemed unconcerned by this that Nolan pointed out that this isn't something that she can just brush off.
  • I liked that Emily the next day decided that it was for the best that she carries a gun on her just in case.
  • I liked that Nolan called the police because he takes Emily's safety more seriously than she does and I like that Emily is just kind of annoyed that she has to give a statement at all.
  • I like that David doesn't completely trust Victoria because he really shouldn't trust her at all  but I found it really weird when he started hurting himself and then shoplifted and got himself arrested.
  • I liked that when Daniel heard that Margaux loaned money to Victoria that he was worried that Victoria was using her and I liked that Margaux looked at the whole thing as now having Victoria owe her one.
  • I liked how Charlotte left and was mad at Victoria for using her meeting with her father as just another chance to hurt Emily.
  • I liked that Jack pretty much told his partner to just stop trying to come onto Emily and I liked that Jack came across in that scene as a concerned friend rather than a jealous boyfriend although I'm sure the writers intend it to be the other way around I like that I can read the scene this way.
  • I disliked how Victoria lied to Daniel about where she found the money and I liked that Daniel called Victoria out on using Margaux and I liked that he rejected the money and told Victoria to stay away from him, Margaux and Charlotte.
  • I'm honestly confused with whether Louise is obsessed with Victoria because she wants her to be a mother figure for her or if she wants to date her it's hard to tell most of the time.
  • I liked that after Jack saw when he prepped the line up that David was there that he tried to call Emily right away and then tried to talk to her when she arrived but his partner wouldn't let him which annoyed me so much.
  • I found the scene when Emily saw David to be very touching and I liked how she couldn't help but cry when she saw him I'm glad that she knows he's alive now and I want them to have a moment together so badly.
  • I liked how Emily was still understandably freaking out when Nolan arrived and I as always loved his concern for her and I liked that when she told him about David being alive he was so clearly shocked and emotional about the whole thing as well.
  • I liked that Jack wanted to find someway to give Emily a moment alone with her dad but sadly the police and the press figured out who he really was before she got that chance.
  • I liked that Emily used her connection to Amanda once again to speak for herself when she told Jack's partner that Amanda would want her to stay and meet David sadly the partner did not let her in.
  • I liked how David gave the statement that Conrad faked his death and then tortured him and held him prisoner for years and that he played dumb about his name being cleared and Conrad being dead in order to throw suspicion off of him with Conrad's murder.
  • I liked how Emily told Nolan how it was her biggest dream since her father was arrested that she would be able to see him just one more time and I liked how Nolan told her that she got her wish.
  • I don't understand why David trusts Victoria at all if he has went over everything that happened in the past a bunch of times since it's pretty clear she's a big part of the reason he was framed.
  • I dislike how Victoria and Charlotte stood with David when he gave his statement to the press but I liked how clearly angry Emily and Nolan were that Victoria got to him first.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

TV Review: Agents of Shield: I Will Face My Enemy(2.04)

                               Agents of Shield: I Will Face My Enemy(2.04)Review
  • So in this episode they discover that there's a painting with the strange alien writing and Coulson and May go undercover to look for it, I have no real interest in this episode overall so this probably won't be a super detailed review.
  • I thought that it was nice to see Coulson and May undercover especially May since she acted so different than she normal did.
  • I liked that Coulson wanted to talk to May about a plan as to what to due if things get really bad and I liked that May didn't really want to think or talk about what would happen then.
  • I think with the amount of times that Lance has mentioned his ex wife that there is no way that he's over her in anyway what so ever.
  • I liked that hallucination Simmons kept trying to get Fitz to join in the conversations that everyone else was having and how she thought that he was afraid of not having anything to say rather than just not fitting in with them.
  • I think that it's freaky that Hydra has technology that he can make someone look and sound like someone else.
  • I liked that Skye was seen multiple times this episode looking further into the alien writing because she can sense that Coulson and May are hiding something important from her and she intends to find out what that is.
  • I liked that Coulson's plan is that when things get really bad is to have May shoot him in the head and have her replace him as the head of Shield.
  • I liked that Fitz was able to make sure that the plane didn't blow up and I liked that he was able to bond with Lance and Mack at the end of the episode because of this and show that he could make new friends and move on.
  • I liked that May's plan for what happens if things with Coulson gets really bad was to get him out and away from everyone else so that she could keep him safe although Coulson rejects her idea.
  • I was so very concerned for Raina at the end of the episode when Whitehill threaten to killer her slowly unless she gets the obelisk back to him and I think it's a bad sign that I was most emotionally invested in Raina who while I love her dearly is a villain and I really shouldn't care about her more than the main characters but I was so very concerned about her well being.
Please tell me your thoughts on the episode.

TV Review: How to Get Away with Murder: Let's Get to Scooping(1.04)

                  How to Get Away with Murder: Let's Get to Scooping(1.04)Review
  • I liked that this episode started off with a bit more of the direct aftermath of the murder and how we see a bit more of the start of Connor's freak out and I liked how Wes said that they planned to split up because he wants to get Rebecca out of there.
  • I liked that in present day that the episode starts off with Connor going over to Oliver's place and I liked despite his hesitation to be a couple he does seem to enjoy that Oliver views them that way.
  • I felt really bad for Rebecca when she told Keating that she only confessed because she just wanted the cops to stop asking her the same questions over and over again and because she knew that Griffin was just going to pin the whole thing on her anyways.
  • I liked that Keating told Wes how is involvement with Rebecca actually ended up hurting her with how his words are part of  the reason why she ended up confessing to a crime that she didn't commit.
  • I liked that Laurel found it admirable that Wes stands up for Rebecca as much as he does because she believes that they should all care about their clients so much.
  • I liked how throughout the episode Michaela was worrying about not having enough time to study for exams and I liked how Frank and Bonnie brought up the concept of a shooting star which I'm guessing is someone who cracks under pressure or something like that.
  • I liked that Marin the client of this week's case that was accused of insider trading was a self made business woman who seemed to have a lot of confidence and almost no shame which I admired quite a lot.
  • I liked how Marin trusted her employees completely and I liked that despite this Keating still had everyone interview Marin's staff because that kind of trust is often misplaced.
  • I liked that Nate is still looking into Sam's involvement in the Lila Standgard case but I think that it's a mistake on his part to not let Keating know about his suspicious since if her husband's a killer she could be in danger.
  • I liked that on the night of the murder we saw Connor freaking out in the car and mentioning all the evidence that they had already left behind and how they were totally and completely screwed.
  • I liked how when Michaela was ranting about how Wes shouldn't have the trophy because he kept screwing up that Wes offered to just give it to her and then she yelled at him that it doesn't work that way.
  • I both liked and disliked how Connor was willing to sleep with the assistant in order to get evidence that proved their client's innocence.
  • I liked that Laurel with the help of her boyfriend Kan along with Wes were all trying to raise enough money for Rebecca's bail.
  • I liked how Bonnie used seeing Nate break into Sam's car as a way to get the tape of Rebecca's confession from the police.
  • I was surprised that the assistant after Marin confronted and degraded him in front of everyone ended up killing himself but I did like that after it happened that Marin felt guilty about what she said even though he did betray her.
  • I liked that Keating was able to find the two other people that were working with the assistant in order to frame Marin for the crime.
  • I liked that Keating was able to prove that Rebecca's confession was coerced and her bail was then lowered to an amount that was able to be raised so that she could go home before the trial.
  • I liked that on the night of the murder or rather the morning after that Connor went over to Oliver's place and just completely broke down about how much he screwed up even though this probably wasn't a smart move on his part I liked the scene because it was so very human.
  • I liked that Connor admitted to Oliver that he actually likes him but I also still like that Oliver dumped him for sleeping with another guy because Connor deserved that.
  • I liked that Wes waited until he could talk to Rebecca about the phone to tell Keating about it because he wanted to gain her trust and I liked that Keating told him that was smart of him and that being the person that Rebecca could trust was a big responsibility.
  • I wasn't surprised to learn that there was evidence that implicated Sam in Lila's murder but I was a bit surprised that it was a picture of his penis.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

Book Review: Gallagher Girls: Out of Sight Out of Time

                                                Out of Sight Out of Time Review
The fifth book in the Gallagher Girls series starts months after the last book but Cammie doesn't seem to be able to remember anything that has happened over the summer so while she's able to get back to school, her friends and family she still doesn't feel like she's safe there because she has such a large gap in her memory she doesn't feel like herself and so she makes it her mission to recover her loss memories. Her friends and family think that there's a reason that Cammie can't remember last summer so they try to discourage her quest but it soon becomes clear that she refuses to give up the search for loss memories.

There is also progress in what the circle is after and it's revealed that Cammie learned what they were over her summer that she can't remember and it's also revealed why the circle have had such an interest in Cammie these last couple of years. This plot point does a really good job at tying the series all together with how it points out the importance of the first book which while a lovely and fun introduction to the characters and world of the series didn't really seem all that connected to the rest of the series before it's revealed that the events of the first book are more important than readers would assume.

This book is overall good the story was interesting and the characters were great as always and there relationships with each other were even better and I felt that quite a lot of important things happened with the plot in this book. Overall this was a great book in a great series. Please tell me your thoughts on this book or just the series in general.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Top 5 Songs from The Family Jewels: Marina and the Diamonds

I really love music and I feel like I don't really get a chance to talk about it so I decided that making a list of my favorite songs from certain albums was a good place to start and since Marina is one of my absolute favorites I thought this was a good place to start.
1. Oh No!: This song is fun it's one of those songs that make you want to dance and sing along to it which is enough to make me listen to it on repeat but what truly makes it great is that the meaning behind the lyrics. This song is about going after who you want to be and making your own dreams come true but doing what you dream to and being who you want to be and not caring about what anyone else thinks about it and being completely unapologetic in how you go about in achieving these goals. I also love how extreme the stacks are played as in the song with the whole "I'm going to live/I'm going fly/I'm going to fail/I'm going to die" I just love how success seems to be the only acceptable option and I also love the whole "I always feel like I'm the worst/so I always I act like I'm the best" I love the whole fake it until I make it attitude of the song. This song is one that I love a lot and I feel like on a lot of the levels that I can't exactly explain that I relate to this song.
2. Are you Satisfied?: I love this song because I really love the upbeat tone of the song and the fast pace of the song that both seem to fit with the lyrics and go against them at the same time. I also really love the lyrics with how the song seems to be about how it seems to be about asking if you're satisfied with having just an average life but also with how in order to achieve being better than most everyone else is something that takes a lot of work, puts a lot of pressure on and could end up making you unhappy while trying to reach your goals. I'm not sure if I'm getting the message of the song right or wrong but I really love that it tells a clear story to me.
3. Hollywood: I really love that song with how it talks about all the stereotypes of what Hollywood is suppose to look like but also makes mentions to some of less glamorous aspects of the Hollywood dreams as well. I also just like how it's also about how no matter how messed up and fake the reality of the Hollywood ideal is it shows that people still continue to desire that kind of life even though it might not be wise to.
4. I Am Not a Robot: This song is a bit slower paced than the other songs on this list and overall feels like it's in a different style all together and I really enjoy that it sounds different. I love that this song is about how you can't fit into certain molds that are set up for you and that it's much better not to try to be anyone but yourself because who you are and the connections you make while being yourself is more important than fitting into any role the system tries to fit you into. I also really like the use of being like a robot is used through out the song especially with the whole "Can you teach me how to feel real" and I thought that this metaphor worked really well for the song.
5. Hermit the Frog: This song is one that I just found really fun with both the way it sounds and what the lyrics seem to say as well. I'm not entirely sure what the song is about but I think that it seems to some sort of coming age story with how she describes how she went to the doctor believing that something was wrong with her because she developed a dirty mind but no matter what the song it about I know for sure that I love it.

TV Review: How to Get Away With Murder: Smile, or Go To Jail(1.03)

                     How to Get Away With Murder: Smile, or Go To Jail(1.03)Review
  • I liked how this episode showed what happened directly after the murder, it showed Wes comforting Rebecca, Michaela completely freaking out and sobbing in the corner and Laurel doing her best to assure her that everything was going to be okay and Connor was also freaking out but in a more we have to get out of here way than an unable to move way.
  • I liked how Michaela explained to her fiancé how completely she had planned out how the rest of there lives are going to be and how it was made clear this episode that she had to have everything be perfect and planned in advance.
  • I liked how Wes tried to find away to talk to Rebecca because he wants to find a way to help her out.
  • I liked how when Keating was told that she should take the Lila Standgard case and defend Griffin that she didn't say that she would right away because she need to know if her husband was involved or not in the case.
  • I was surprised to learn that Michaela's fiancé and Connor knew each other because they went to boarding school together and I found it both amusing and mean that Connor kept implying that the two of them hooked up to Michaela who had no clue what he was talking about for most of the episode.
  • I liked how the case of the week at first started off as a minor thing that wasn't even going to go to court because that shows that not all the cases that Keating works are high profile cases.
  • I liked that the case ended up being something much bigger with the women having been involved in an extremist group and had planted a bomb years earlier.
  • I liked how the defense of brainwashing was laid out in this episode.
  • I liked that when Connor said that there was no way that they could win this case that Keating told him that he had to turn in the statue because he doubted her abilities.
  • I liked how Asher used his connections in order to find the witness they needed even if those connections where his parents they still helped with the case.
  • Now that they pointed out that Frank isn't a lawyer that makes me curious about what his job really is.
  • I'm disappointed that Laurel seems to be into Frank and that there most likely going to end up having a relationship with each other.
  • I was surprised to learn that the phone that Rebecca hid in Wes's bathroom was actually Lila's phone and also it sounded from the call he answered that Lila was the one that was a drug dealer not Rebecca like Griffin claimed.
  • I liked how on the night of the murder that Connor got on board with the plan once they discussed burning the body and he pointed out that the smoke from the bonfire would mask the scent of smoke.
  • I liked that on the night of the murder that Laurel came up with the idea of using the bonfire as there alibi and I liked that it was shown that Laurel and Wes were able to take a bunch of pictures were they really looked like they were having fun but with Connor he looked very unhinged but at least still trying to fake casualness and Michaela just can't deal with any of this.
  • The scenes with the client and the cult leader made me wonder who really had the power in the relationship and since they were clearly in love I started to wonder if this relationship had a power imbalance at all.
  • I liked how Nate went around to check if Sam's alibi checked out for Keating's benefit but it really didn't which just makes me think that Sam is the one that killed Lila.
  • I liked how after hearing what Griffin had to say about the night Lila died that Wes was still so sure that Rebecca was innocent and that he still wanted to find a way to help her.
  • I was worried about the trouble that Wes would get in for impersonating a lawyer in order to get a meeting with Rebecca but I liked that he risked that trouble to help her.
  • I liked that when Connor told Michaela about how he slept with her fiancé when they were in high school that he said it was no big deal and that Michaela was more upset with her fiancé for lying to her about something like that rather than the fact that he slept with a guy but it was that he hid it from her that really bothered her more than anything else.
  • I liked how Wes explained why he tried to help Rebecca the way that he did because he could see that Griffin was going to be fine because he had money and plenty of people backing him but Rebecca has no one and is just going to be used as a pawn and that he thought that being a defense lawyer meant making sure that everyone would get a fair trial.
  • I liked how after the case was screwed up with the witness being promised early release if he lied in court that Keating was able to get three hours to come up with a new defense and I liked that it looked like Michaela may have found one if only the client hadn't of run off.
  • I think that it's really horrible that on the night of murder Michaela lost her engagement ring that can't lead to anything good.
  • I liked that Keating decided that she will be defending Rebecca in the Lila Standgard case because of what Wes said to her and I liked that Wes won the statue for that as well.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

TV Review: Revenge: Ashes(4.03)

                                                         Revenge: Ashes(4.03)Review
  • I liked that Jack went back into his bar when he saw that it was burning in order to try and save pictures but he ended up seeing Emily and ended up saving her.
  • I both liked and disliked that Emily decided not to mention Charlotte's part in the fire because I like that she wants to protect Charlotte but I'm also not quite sure that Charlotte's deserves that protection after making an attempt on Emily's life.
  • I liked how Emily checked herself out of the hospital before Nolan even got a chance to visit her and I liked that he was concerned that she didn't stay long enough and was very worried about her near death experience while Emily tried to play it off like it was no big deal.
  • I liked that when Victoria went and found Daniel with the sole intention of getting money from him that he was having none of it and basically just told her off for disappearing for the last few months and told her about what has been recently going on with Charlotte and everything else.
  • I liked that Nolan went to help Jack clean up the remains of his bar overall I just like when these two of scenes together since I like their relationship and I wish they'd show us more of it.
  • I liked that Jack finds out about how Charlotte was involved in the bar fire and that he ends up confronting Emily about it. I liked that Jack is both concerned about Emily since Charlotte nearly killed her and upset because his bar which is one of the last connections he has to his dad  has been destroyed.
  • I liked how Victoria pretty much blew off Louise also I found it strange that she was released so quickly but okay.
  • I found it strange that Victoria decided to bring Charlotte to meet David when throughout last episode she seemed frightened of him but in this one she seems to be just using him.
  • I kind of like that no one is willing to work with or hire Daniel because of his last name.
  • I liked the first moment were Charlotte and David meet because they are both so clearly glad to meet each other.
  • I liked that when Emily revealed that she planned to just talk to Charlotte about what happened the day before that Nolan told her that was a bad idea and that he was worried about her because he almost lost her yesterday.
  • I hated how Victoria gave Charlotte the credit for the work that Emily did in clearly David's name but I did like that Charlotte clear didn't feel right with going along with that story.
  • I liked that Daniel told Marguax that he didn't want her to pull any strings for him because he liked that their relationship isn't built on things like that.
  • I liked that Emily made clear in her confrontation with Victoria that Charlotte was seeing that she didn't want to take revenge on Charlotte and that she just wanted to talk.
  • I really don't get why Victoria thinks that what Emily did to her when she knows damn well why Emily did that and why she deserves what she got, I mean she had Emily committed when she was a child that was all her no Conrad involved.
  • I liked how Daniel got kicked out of his hotel room because his credit card was declined.
  • I liked that Nolan expressed concern about Emily's actions and then he told her that thinks it's best if stays at her place that night.
  • I liked how Emily said that she could tell that Victoria knew something big that she didn't know.
  • I liked the scene between Emily and Jack, I just really enjoy their relationship as friends but I know the show wants me to ship it romantically but I just don't, I like that Jack thinks it's time that he moved past the bar since it was never really his dream.
  • I like that it seems like David recognized Emily and that's why he stopped although I was pretty worried that he wouldn't and that he would've killed her.
  • I liked that Nolan rushed in the room to protect Emily and I liked that David escape before either of them could recognize him but I can't wait to see what happens when these three really have a scene together.
Please tell me your thoughts on the episode.

TV Review: Agents of Shield: Making Friends and Influencing People(2.03)

                   Agents of Shield: Making Friends and Influencing People(2.03)Review
  • I'm not surprised at all to see that hydra scifi brainwashes people although it's still not pleasant to see.
  • I liked that we got see Simmons being cheerful and happy even though she was working undercover in a hydra lab. Also I find it interesting that hydra looks like a much nicer and less shady place to work than Shield does currently.
  • It disturbs me that Skye said that she imagines the targets as Ward not only because a short time ago she did love him but also because that shows that she actually does desire to hurt people with how she's imagining the target as a person and I just don't think that's a healthy way at all for her to be handling her job, I'm glad that May told her that she should only think of the targets as targets.
  • I liked that everyone is giving Lance a hard time about shooting them and that he said he was sorry a bunch of times.
  • I liked that it was mentioned that Skye has yet to kill anyone because it's pretty hard to tell this season if she had because she's so different than she was last season.
  • I felt bad for Donnie who was just trying to live his life a way from the whole Hydra-Shield mess but Hydra just wouldn't let him go.
  • I thought that it was nice that Coulson checked up on Simmons and then made her dinner.
  • I liked that Simmons was annoyed that she wasn't advancing as quickly as she expected that she would in Hydra.
  • I don't think that the team really understands what Ward did since when Simmons tells Coulson she doesn't want to lie like Ward did he tells her to tell half truths instead and well that's exactly what Ward did not to mention that he was working undercover to gather intel which is exactly what Simmons is doing now so she does have to do Ward's job.
  • I like that Fitz was actually at the team meeting and that when he had a bit of a hard time explaining himself that Mack was their to support him and assured them that they would work things out.
  • I liked that Ward made clear that he was never loyal to Hydra only to Garrett and I liked that he also made clear that he doesn't blame Garrett for the what he's done, although I don't agree with him on this front I think that it's good that he's taking responsabilty for his actions since I believe that's one of the first steps to redemption.
  • I hated how Skye brought up Ward's family basically to just trivialize a lifetime of abuse to say that she believes some lies she read on the internet solely because that would hurt him I just think that this kind of behavior crosses the line between rightly anger and cruel but on the plus side it was nice of Ward to not react in anger that would've been perfectly justified but he didn't.
  • I don't understand why Skye thought that she treated Ward like a person during this conversation because to be honest she hasn't treated him like a person since episode 1.20.
  • I don't understand why Skye was so disgusted that Hydra would kill an out of control gifted when that as literally been Shield's policy since the very beginning of this show and her thinking that Shield as the moral high ground here just shows she has no idea who she's working for.
  • I both like and am worried that Simmons despite working undercover is still a terrible liar.
  • I liked how Simmons told the Hydra guy that she is only loyal to science and I kind of wish that this was true instead of her being undercover.
  • I liked that Fitz was sure that the team was keeping things from him and how he was determined to find out what they were keeping from him.
  • I liked that Hydra brought Simmons with to get Donnie because they thought that her presence would be comforting and therefore it would be easier to bring him in.
  • I liked that Fitz actually told hallucination Simmons to go away so that he could confront Ward.
  • I both liked and was sad by the fact that Ward was happy to see Fitz despite not expecting anything good to come out there conversation.
  • I felt bad for Fitz when he was having a panic attack and I liked how clearly concern Ward was for him and how he wanted to help but couldn't.
  • I liked how Ward confirmed that he wasn't trying to kill Fitz and Simmons but rather doing the only thing he could to save them although I understand why Fitz doesn't think of what Ward did as saving.
  • While I understand Fitz being anger and wanting to hurt Ward I think that he was wrong to deprive Ward of oxygen and I believe that if Ward didn't give information to Fitz about Donnie that he would have killed him and that is in no way okay.
  • I liked how even when he was dying that Ward's thoughts were only about helping Skye and the team even though they've been nothing but awful to him all season it's still both nice and sad to see how much he cares about them.
  • I liked how both Hydra and Shield had the same goals when it came to Donnie either capture and use him or kill him if we can't get him I like this because it shows that at this point in time that Shield really isn't better than Hydra.
  • I find it very concerning and worrisome that when Skye shot and killed Donnie that her heart rate didn't go up at all and she overall didn't seem to have any real reaction to it and she really should've.
  • I liked that Skye more or less said that she misses the way things were before because it's one of the extremely few signs of the old Skye that we've seen this season.
  • I liked that Skye said that she was worried about Simmons working undercover because she's a horrible liar.
  • I think that it was wrong of Coulson to not tell Fitz that the reason Simmons left was because she's on assignment because instead he let Fitz think that Simmons left because she no longer cares for him which no doubt ended up hurting Fitz's progress. I also think that it was wrong for Coulson to not tell Fitz that he was keeping Ward on the base because that's something I feel that Fitz had the right to know about.
  • I really don't understand at all why Coulson hates Ward so much and is taking what happened so personally since they were never close in first place honestly the only thing I can think of is that Coulson is taking out on Ward all the pain and hurt he felt because of Garrett's betrayal and Shield's fall which is unprofessional, petty and just plain wrong.
  • I liked that Skye went to Ward not because she had to but because she wanted to and I liked how she asked him if he was brainwashed because it shows how badly she wanted the answer to be yes although Ward could never answer her correctly because if you're brainwash you don't know you are. I personally think that Ward was real world brainwashed by Garrett through abuse and conditioning but he doesn't know that so he tells he wasn't.
  • I liked that Skye admits that she does believe Ward is telling the truth even though she doesn't understand why and I liked that Ward tells her that it's because he needs her to believe him when he tells her about her father.
  • I don't understand why Ward thinks it would be a good idea to bring Skye to her father but my guess would be that he knows how badly she wants to know about her parents that he thinks that it would make her happy but I don't think it's for any bad reason like some people might think.
Please tell me your thoughts on the episode.

TV Review: How to Get Away With Murder: It's All Her Fault(1.02)

                     How to Get Away With Murder: It's All Her Fault(1.02)Review
  • I liked how Keating during her lecture talked about how she doesn't care about whether or not her clients are guilty and that since people lie there's no way to tell if you really know anyone completely.
  • I found the client Max to be fairly off putting with the way that he seemed to be able to talk about his wife's murder so casually.
  • I liked that when Max suggested that one of the ladies help him to demonstrate what the prosecution says he did to his wife that Connor volunteers for the role after seeing how uncomfortable Michaela and Laurel seem by the idea.
  • I liked how Wes was referred to as the puppy because he's so utterly adorable I think it's a very fitting nickname.
  • I liked how Keating sent Wes to get the supplement police report after the prosecution left it out. because he's the kind of person that someone would trust without a second thought.
  • I liked how Wes was surprised and somewhat uncomfortable with the knowledge that the guy form Rebecca's apartment is a suspect in Lila Standgard's murder.
  • I liked how Connor used Oliver's illegal hacking skills to help out with the case and I liked how when Oliver complained about how a guy usually has to take him out to dinner first that Connor asked him to go out on Wednesday.
  • I liked how Keating's boyfriend Nate ended their relationship after how in last episode she used their relationship in order to get him to turn on his department.
  • I'm curious about if for the first part of the episode if Keating suspected her husband of just sleeping with Lila or with also killing her.
  • I liked how Wes expressed concern about Rebecca involving the Lila Standgard case even though he barely knows her.
  • I liked how Laurel explained why she thought they were all there with how Michaela and Connor earned it, Asher because of his family, she not exactly sure about Wes but knows Keating likes him and that she's there because of Frank, I also felt bad for her when she was only their because Frank likes her.
  • I liked how Bonnie told Laurel that instead of asking her questions should work on getting Keating to remember her name.
  • I was very surprised to learn that Max also killed his first wife and I was surprised that this is something that they could've missed.
  • I liked how even though Connor says he doesn't do boyfriends he was still apologizing to Oliver for missing their date.
  • I liked how Laurel's idea for a defense was to point out that Max is a hunter and knows how to kill and who ever killed his last wife didn't know what they were doing.
  • I liked how Wes figured out that Max's daughter was the real killer and I liked how even though Keating tells him not worry about it's shown in flashback that his theory is correct and Keating knows this.
  • I found it pretty creepy how Max said that he'll find another way to punish his daughter.
  • I liked how Connor brought take out over to Oliver's in order to make up with him and that at first Oliver didn't want accept but then he did rather quickly and Connor looked far happier than someone who doesn't care about a relationship should be.
  • I liked how Keating after seeing that her husband deleted all his emails from Lila starts to seriously suspect him of being the killer and I liked that Nate tried to convince her that she was freaking herself out.
  • I thought it was interesting to learn that in the 2 1/2 in the future that Rebecca was somehow involved in the murder and that Michaela thinks the whole thing is her fault although Laurel disagrees and that Michaela worries that she might be able to get Wes to turn on them. I'm not all that surprised though that Wes wants to protect her.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

TV Review: Revenge: Disclosure(4.02)

                                               Revenge: Disclosure(4.02)Review
  • I liked that Victoria was afraid of what David would do to her if he figured out the truth about what she did.
  • I liked that when Nolan found out that Victoria was back he told Emily he didn't want to help her even though he pretty much admitted he already did all that he could to help her track Victoria down because he didn't to enable Emily when it comes to her revenge.
  • I actually kind of enjoyed Daniel and Marguex working together to get rid of Gideon mostly because I hate Gideon but also because I just happen to like scenes between those two when Daniel isn't being awful.
  • I felt bad for Charlotte when she found out that Gideon was cheating on her and pretty much just thinks she's pathetic and I was sad for her when Daniel pretty much cut her off on the phone as well.
  • I thought that David's behavior towards Victoria was super creepy with how he kidnapped her and brought her to this creepy dungeon like place and wouldn't tell her how her survived or what he's been up to since everyone thought he died. Also David's obsession with Victoria was really creepy and I totally understood why she was scared and why she lied to him when she was completely at his mercy.
  • I liked that Emily tried to talk Charlotte down from her suicide attempted and I was glad that Charlotte didn't actually end up killing herself.
  • I liked that Jack brought Charlotte over to Emily's because they were told by the doctors that he was best for her to be around family.
  • I thought it was a bit odd that Emily started off by confessing to Charlotte that she was the one that kidnapped her and then went on to tell her that she's actually her sister. I liked that it seems like Charlotte let Emily fully explain herself about she's been doing before she reacts.
  • I liked that Charlotte was upset with Emily with choosing revenge over her own sister and that Emily revealing who she really is didn't make their relationship any better.
  • David's fixation on Victoria just got creepier as the episode went on and I liked that her fear of him never faded although I do believe when she's grateful that Conrad's dead I'm just not sure she feels comfortable around his killer.
  • I liked how Emily acknowledge that Charlotte was right about her choosing revenge over her own family but I also liked that Nolan pointed out that she did it for her father and that he told Emily that he believes that Charlotte will come around eventually.
  • I thought it was really bad idea for Victoria to try to get David to get rid of Emily since she now knows that she's actually Amanda Clarke David's daughter and if he finds out about Victoria's lies thinks aren't looking good for her.
  • While I get Charlotte's anger I hated her trying to kill Emily with knocking her out and setting Jack's bar on fire. While I'm sure that Emily will live I am of course at least a little bit worried about her.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Top 8 Character Driven Books

1. Wolves of Mercy Falls: This a series that might come to people's right away when they hear this topic but I think it totally meets the theme of this list. The four main characters of this series are all well defined and different and what drives the story isn't the werewolf drama so much as it is the characters thoughts and feelings, I think that's a reason that most people find these books boring is because they look at it as plot driven when it's actually character driven.
2. Impulse: This book deals with three teenagers after they tried to kill themselves and we get see what led them to that point in their lives and we see them do their best to make a recovery and we get to see how there situations look likely they'll change or stay the same once they get back home.
3. Perfect: This one deals with four teens trying to live up to the impossibility of perfection and how they deal with fail to reach this impossible goal that they have set for themselves and when or if they realize that their goal is impossible.
4. Tricks: This book deals with how five very different teens from all over the country end up involved in selling themselves in order to survive. This book looks at all the different ways and reason this may happen to someone.
5. Identical: This book deals with twin sisters who are from a very dysfunctional family that looks nice on the outside but is anything but on the inside. This book shows how differently the two sisters cope with their family situation.
6. Triangles: This book is about three teens who's parents know each other but they have very different things that they all suffering through as the book goes on.
7. White Oleander: This book deals with Astrid's moving from a whole lot of different foster homes through out her life that are all pretty different and shows how she's pretty different in each home as well, this book also deals with a complicated mother-daughter relationship through out the book.
8. Game of Thrones: This book has tons of different characters who are all different and interesting and all effect the plot in someway and the characters are what really makes me love the series.

TV Review: Agents of Shield: Heavy is the Head(2.02)

                                     Agents of Shield: Heavy is the Head(2.02)Review
  • I thought it was nice of Lance to tell May to go after Kreel and the 084 rather than rescue him the car wreck.
  • I liked how when Skye told Coulson about the symbols being on the 084 and he dismissed the importance of that she was upset by that and I liked that she worried about Isabelle but I disliked how Coulson didn't tell her that Isabelle died.
  • I think that Talbot made a lot of good points when he was telling Lance all the reasons that he should turn on Coulson because Lance has every reason to turn on Coulson and pretty much no reason not to.
  • I'm not surprised at all that Skye seems to be taking Simmons leaving as abandonment of them all given her back ground.
  • I liked how Mack decided that he would talk to Fitz like he would any other person and I liked how he decided to help Fitz out with his work.
  • I liked that Skye was mad at Coulson for hiding stuff from her even though she's not entirely sure what it is or if he's really hiding something from her. I liked that Skye told Coulson that compartmentalizing isn't healthy and I wished she'd take her own advice.
  • I liked that Fitz saw the information on Kreel and I thought up ways to stop him and then he remembered that it was something he had already solved last season.
  • I liked that hallucination Simmons was attracted to Mack because I just found that amusing and I liked that she pointed out that Mack doesn't treat Fitz in the way everyone else does and that Fitz appreciates that.
  • I liked that Coulson did at least take some accountability for Isabelle's death because he should and he hardly ever takes accountability for anything ever and I really wish he did more often.
  • I find it interesting that Kreel was affected by the 084 even though he turned his skin into something else when he picked it up.
  • I liked that Lance was mad at Coulson for his orders that led to Isabelle's death but I disliked how Coulson was able to convince him that it was Lance's fault that she died not his because that's just untrue.
  • I liked that Lance wanted his pay and wanted to get the hell out of Shield because there really is no reason to stay with Shield.
  • I liked that when Skye said that Shield was her life no that Lance told her that it's just a job.
  • I liked how Raina approached Kreel with a deal to get the 084 and how she made sure that he took a ring of a rare substance that had a tracker in it.
  • I liked how Raina left a number for Shield to call so that she could have them get Kreel for her and I liked how she said she wasn't Hydra because their interested in world domination which is so 1943.
  • I liked how Raina brought up the writing that Garrett did and I liked how she kind of called into question whether Coulson also has seen the writings.
  • I liked that Lance wanted to be the one that killed Kreel in order to avenge Isabelle.
  • I really loved that Fitz figuring out the device is what ended up saving the day in the end, especially since last episode Coulson called him useless and this episode he proved himself to be anything but.
  • While I do like Lance and all it bothered me how Coulson said he was willing to give second chances to those who do the wrong thing for a good reason when he has a far more skilled and far more likely to follow orders man in the basement vault that he's leaving to rot because Coulson himself is vengeful and petty, I just don't think it makes sense for Coulson to offer Lance a second chance and not Ward.
  • I'm upset that both May and Coulson are lying to Skye about something that affects her directly and I can't wait for it to blow up in their faces.
  • I'm glad that at the very least May knows about Coulson's alien writing.
  • I'm so glad that the 084 didn't kill Raina because I love her and I don't want to loose her anytime soon. I'm pretty frighten of Skye's father because he seems to have pretty good control over Raina who is usually always in control and I'm worried about him getting his hands on Skye.
  • I thought Coulson sound a lot more reasonable when trying to convince Talbot that they work together but I'm still glad that Talbot rejected the offer because Coulson is still doing a lot of downright illegal and inhumane things in the name of Shield it just looked less awful this episode.
Please tell me your thoughts on the episode.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

TV Review: How To Get Away With Murder: Pilot(1.01)

                                  How To Get Away With Murder: Pilot(1.01)Review
  • I liked how the episode opened with showing that Wes, Michaela, Connor and Laurel being somehow involved in a murder and them trying to decide what to do with the body, I thought this aspect added a whole other level intrigue to the show.
  • I liked that the murder cover up that the show starts with his set three months in the future and that part of the mystery of the show is how they got to that point.
  • I really like how Wes is so clearly out of his depth when it comes to being in Professor Keating's class with how he has no idea how tough of a teacher she is or prepared he needed to be for the class before he even entered the room.
  • I liked how we saw right away how Connor and Michaela were completely prepared for the class and both of them were very eager to show off their smarts right away. I also liked that Laurel was clearly prepared for the class but was more hesitant to speak up.
  • I really dislike Asher but I'm okay with that because I think I'm suppose to hate him since pretty much every other character does as well and almost everything that comes out of his mouth makes me dislike him even more.
  • I liked how Keating had her students competing for a chance to work for her by having them try to come up with a better defense for her current case than the one she already came up with.
  • I liked that when Wes was trying come up with an argument about why the client didn't try to kill that he comes to the conclusion that she's guilty.
  • I'm pretty suspicious of Wes's neighbor Rebecca who I'm sure is hiding something and I'm wondering if she has something to do with the missing girl Lila Standguard's death.
  • I liked how when Wes present his argument that the client was suffering from Stockholm syndrome therefore her attempt on the victim's life was self defense that he assumed right away that his argument wasn't good enough but Keating surprised him but telling him that he was still in the running for the job.
  • I liked how Michaela went out of her way to research a witness and discredit her by finding out that the witness was color blind and I liked how when Keating praised her good work she also challenged the other students to step up their game.
  • I liked how when Wes walked in on Keating with her boyfriend that he was apologetic and completely embarrassed by the situation and that Keating only seemed annoyed to be interrupted.
  • I liked how in the three months in the future bits of the episode it shows that Michaela and Connor who are currently very confident and at ease are the ones freaking out and are terrified by what they have to do but Wes and Laurel who are less confident currently are calmer and more in control about the situation, I just find this to be an interesting contrast to have.
  • I liked how Connor seduced the IT guy Oliver in order to get the emails for the current case and I also liked how clearly Oliver was into him.
  • I liked how Keating didn't seem to care how Connor got the information and instead just did what she had to do to get the evidence into the court room.
  • I liked how Laurel figured out just by watching the client and the victim's wife interacted that they planned the victim's murder together.
  • I liked that when Wes found out that Keating was cheating on her husband he told her as soon as they were alone that he wouldn't say anything and I liked that she showed a more vulnerable side to herself to him.
  • I liked how Laurel questioned Frank about how he didn't care about how his client was guilty and I liked when he stereotyped her that Laurel called out his sexist behavior.
  • I liked how Keating was able to cover up for the client being seen buying aspirin the day before the attempted murder by using what she knew about her boyfriend and his job to get the evidence dismissed.
  • I liked how Wes didn't at first believe that he earned the spot for working for Keating but she told him that he did and that he was the only one that thought he wasn't good enough for it.
  • I liked how the missing girl Lila Standguard was found in a water tank and from what we've seen in the episode I agree with Keating's guess that the boyfriend is the one that killed her.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

TV Review: Reign: Higher Ground(1.20)

                                            Reign: Higher Ground(1.20)Review
  • I liked how Francis when he found the men holding a fort came up with a plan to capture a castle even though there were so few of them and that he was willing to fit along side of them as equals.
  • I like how Mary was looking into who might've been the people Catherine used to kill her country men.
  • I liked how Mary asked Catherine for the money to save her mother first and that after Catherine refused it was revealed that Mary already hired a mercenary to steal it for her. I liked that despite being involved in shady dealings now she refused to allow any innocent blood to be shed.
  • I found Catherine's confession to be quite funny because she listed quite a few horrible things she has done so matter of factly.
  • I liked how Bash felt useless because Francis was off fighting and he couldn't do anything about it and I liked how Kenna told him to remain optimistic and did her best to cheer him up.
  • While I was a bit worried when Catherine quickly figured out that Mary was behind her kidnapping I was also impressed.
  • I liked that Leith was the one that saved Francis's life during battle and I liked that Francis was so grateful to him and said that he is in his debt.
  • I liked how Lola pretty much figured out that Julian married her for her money and how she's worried about whether he might leave her because she needs him and she has fallen in love with him, I liked that Greer tells Lola not to dwell so much on the why if she's happy now.
  • I liked that Mary was fairly outraged when she saw that Catherine's cousin Hortenza wouldn't pay her ransom even though Mary and Catherine are often at odds it's nice to see that Mary wouldn't consider letting her day if she could do anything about it.
  • I liked how Kenna was able to convince Bash to investigate Julian after telling him that she wants to look out for Lola as her friend and that he as her husband should want to help her and then he does.
  • I really hated Hortenza with how she was so very willing to have anyone who might get in her way killed and how she clearly has no remorse over this course of actions and I think Mary made the right choice in having her framed and killed to keep Catherine from knowing that she's the one that had her kidnapped.
  • I liked that Francis plan in taking out the English was more about how to make sure that they all survived rather than him thinking of the men as chess pieces like nobles often do in war.
  • I liked that Julian eventually went to Lola and told her the truth about him being broke and that he decided to stay with her in the end because he loves her.
  • I liked how Francis refused to leave Leith to die and how he told Leith to think of the person that he would keep fighting for which of course was Greer and I liked how Francis told Leith that he would reward him a title when they returned home and that's one of the better parts of being a noble.
  • I liked that Catherine seemed somewhat concerned by the fact that Mary might have lost her innocence by ordering someone's death.
  • I both liked and found it a bit concerning how Mary took control over Hortenza's men even though she knows they are the ones that killed her country men and she thinks of them as monsters.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.