Monday, October 31, 2016

TV Review: Timeless: Pilot(1.01)

                                                      Timeless: Pilot(1.01)Review
  • I liked that the episode began with the Hindenburg exploding in 1937 like it did in our actual history because it opened the episode with a bit of excitement but it also lets us know when things don't go the way they were suppose to go when the characters travel back in time later on in the episode.
  • I like that Lucy is a historian who was just passed over for tenure at the college that not only she has been working at for years but also that her mother was the one who made the history department what it was today. I like that it's established from the start that Lucy isn't really appreciated at her job and that she isn't entirely happy with it at the moment.
  • I like that we're introduced to Rufus while he's at working on coding and looking over at his coworker that he has pretty obvious crush on before the bad guy Flynn comes in and steals a time machine from his workplace.
  • I liked that when Wyatt kept calling Lucy ma'am that she told him to stop doing that since they look to be the same age and I like that he still does it through out the episode.
  • I liked that both Lucy and Wyatt don't believe the Homeland security agent and the man that secretly invented a time machine because the whole idea of time travel is something that is difficult to wrap your head around and something that should be impossible.
  • I like that there was a reason given why Lucy, Wyatt and Rufus would be the ones sent back in time with Lucy it's because she's a historian that they need in order to make as few changes as possibly to the timeline, Wyatt because he's a solider and they need someone who can take Flynn out or down when they track him down and Rufus because he's one of the best coders and is the one that knows how to pilot the time machine.
  • I like that Rufus didn't want to go back in time since he's black and he knows he'll have to deal with a lot of awful racism when he travels back in time since this is an unavoidable truth about the past I'm glad that the show is actually addressing it.
  • I liked that Lucy worried about her clothes not being era appropriate enough and I liked that when she mentioned her wiring in her bra that Wyatt asked who's going to be seeing her bra.
  • I liked that it was explained that going to a time where you already existed could lead to not all of you making journey back which shows one of the possible dangerous of time travel.
  • I liked that Lucy was amazed at the sight of seeing history that she only read about before and how she thought about how much her mother would've loved to see this.
  • I liked that Wyatt said that Jersey is Jersey as in people acted about the same there in this time as they do in ours.
  • I liked that Lucy was excited when she saw the report Kate Drummond who she has read about many times.
  • I liked that when Lucy tells Wyatt that Kate is meant to die today that Wyatt is somewhat horrified that Lucy was able to talk to her like there was nothing wrong when she knows that she's going to die today. I like that this establishes that Lucy is all about preserving history while Wyatt is more stuck in the mentality of saving people's lives even though it could have unforeseen repercussions in the future.
  • I liked that Wyatt ended up trying to save Kate even though Lucy told him that he shouldn't try to change history in anyway.
  • I like that since we knew the Hindenburg was suppose to crash that it not crashing was something that was cause for concern.
  • I liked that after Wyatt saved Lucy's life that she got mad at him for using a gun that he brought from the future because she was concerned what him bring a weapon from the future could do to the timeline.
  • I liked that they figured out that Flynn wanted the to use the Hindenburg's second trip to kill a lot more people and ones that had a much bigger impact on history. I didn't like that they got taken to jail right after they figured this out.
  • I felt bad for Wyatt when we learned that his wife has died and that he blames himself for not being able to save her and that since Kate reminded him of her that's why he tried so hard to save her.
  • I liked when Rufus told off that racist policeman that there was going to be a lot of very successful black people in the future that he hoped that the policeman would live long enough to have to deal with them.
  • I liked that Wyatt broke them out of jail using the underwiring in Lucy's bra to pick the lock.
  • I'm glad that Lucy, Wyatt and Rufus with a bit of help from Kate were able to stop Flynn's plan of using the Hindenburg to kill more people.
  • I find it very weird and a little frightening that Flynn has a journal Lucy hasn't written yet somehow and I wonder if this means he's already been to the future and why he went there.
  • I was sad that Kate died even though it was different this time than it was before, I feel like her death is one of those instances of time just wanting to happen for some reason maybe it's like Lucy tries to tell Wyatt at the end of the episode sometimes things are just meant to happen.
  • I don't trust Rufus's boss since he's having Rufus record everything that Lucy and Wyatt are saying without their knowledge but I'm glad that Rufus doesn't feel quite right about doing this sort of thing.
  • I like that Rufus was able to get a sort of date with that girl he's been crushing on by promising to tell her about time travel over dinner.
  • I was glad that the changes in the timeline allowed for Lucy's mom not be sick anymore but I was sad when those same changes erased Lucy's sister Amy from the timeline and got her engaged to some guy.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

TV Review: Revenge:Burn(4.20)

                                                      Revenge: Burn(4.20)Review
  • I really hate when Victoria plays the victim when it comes to her and Emily's relationship because Victoria is the one that ruined Emily's life when she was a child to safe her own skin so in my mind anything Emily does to her she has earned by destroying Emily's childhood.
  • I liked that Margaux and Louise both wanted to help Victoria but since they think about things in very different ways so they differ in the kind of support they want to give her with Margaux being more willing to try to fight Emily while Louise is one that likes to give more emotional support with trying to cheer Victoria up and convince her to face the world with her head held high.
  • I liked that Jack replaced Amanda's gravestone with one that had her birth name on it and I liked that Emily also came to pay her respects to.
  • I liked that when Emily told Jack that after she gets the drive from Victoria back she's done for good that while Jack doesn't say it, it's clear that he thinks that Emily won't ever truly be done because she has said that she would be done after one more thing plenty of times.
  • I like that things are working out between Nolan and Tony and I like that Tony doesn't want Nolan to buy him anything because he doesn't in anyway want to take advantage of Nolan's generosity and I like that Nolan has been talking to him about his and Emily's relationship and I like that Tony is encouraging Nolan to work and talk things out with Emily because he can see how much Emily means to Nolan.
  • I never really believed that Emily was the one who attacked Victoria because that attack is so not Emily's style and the fact that Victoria didn't tell the police that she was attacked just makes me more suspicious of Victoria.
  • I liked that Nolan told Emily that working with her on revenge schemes these last few years was the best part of his life because it shows how much he loves her but I also think that's a bit messed up because these last few years a lot of not good stuff has happened as well.
  • I like how Nolan told Emily that he's going to keep calling her Ems because it reminds him of their time working together and I like that when Nolan told Emily he's afraid of losing her that she told him that he's never going to lose her.
  • I dislike Margaux trying to force Louise to get away from Victoria almost as much as I hate Louise being manipulated by Victoria because Louise honestly cares about Victoria and I just don't like seeing Margaux be mean to Louise because she disagrees with Louise's way of thinking.
  • I liked that Emily told Nolan that she could handle getting the drive by herself and that she wanted him to go on his date with Tony because she knows he makes him happy and she doesn't want him to miss out on him being happy because of one their missions that  they have been letting rule their lives for the past couple of years.
  • I'm sad that David has cancer because I don't want Emily to have to go through with losing her dad again.
  • I like that Victoria ended up looking crazy in the eyes of the FBI agent when Emily stole the thumb drive from him and she freaked out and blamed it on Emily which didn't seem likely in the FBI agent's eyes.
  • I disliked that Louise made a scene at the charity event and end up making Tony look bad in front of his boss because like Nolan tells her he is an innocent in all of this.
  • I liked that Nolan said he didn't think that Louise was a lost cause until she got Tony hurt and I liked how he told Louise that she chose the wrong side and that she was over her head. I also like that Louise told Nolan not to romanticize Emily because even though he knows a hell of a lot more about what's going than she does she's right that Nolan as the habit of romanticizing Emily.
  • I liked that Nolan mentioned that parties never go well when they throw them so they really shouldn't throw them anymore.
  • I liked that Jack told Nolan that he doesn't see him and Emily ever working out because he doesn't think that she can stop and he doesn't want to be part of Emily's life if it's always going to be like this. I also like that Jack mentions that Emily really hasn't given him any reason to think she returns his feelings so he doesn't want to wait for something to happen between them someday and I think that him leaving and giving up on Emily is what is truly best for him.
  • I liked that Emily mentioned how much she has caused Jack to suffer in the past and how that is part of the reason she doesn't want to really be with him.
  • I like that Tony didn't blame Nolan for anything that went wrong at the party and I like that he pointed out to Nolan that he didn't actually do anything wrong.
  • I like that Emily didn't make it in time to the airport to stop Jack from leaving and I like that instead she was met with Mason Treadwell who came back and he was of course mad that she took away his exclusive and told her that he doesn't think she is capable of change and that she'll end up alone.
  • I really hate that Victoria is framing Emily for her murder because this just shows how hateful of a person Victoria truly is.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

TV Review: Queen In-hyun's Man

                                                 Queen In-hyun's Man Review
Queen In-hyun's Man is a time travel romance about a scholar from the Joseon era named Kim Bong-do who is trying to reinstate the deposed Queen In-hyun and how after he is given a talisman that protects him by sending him to the future whenever he is at risk of dying. In the future Bong-do ends up meeting Choi Hee-jin an upcoming actress that plays Queen in-hyun in a historical drama. Bong-do and Hee-jin end up encountering each other on several of Bong-do's accidently trips to the future and Hee-jin ends up helping him while he's in the future and the two develop a bond.
At first Bong-do and Hee-jin running into each other is something that just happens when he travels to the future and then when Bong-do figures out how the talisman works he uses it to figure out how use his time travel in order to save Queen In-hyun and other people from his time. Each time Bong-do comes to the future him and Hee-jin end up meeting each other and they become closer and Hee-jin starts doing things like kissing him pretty early on and then later proclaiming that he is her boyfriend in front of a plane full a people. By the halfway point in the series things are mostly dealt with in the Joseon era and Bong-do and Hee-jin have fallen for each other and Bong-do is planning on actually staying in the future with her this of course leads to it become a lot more difficult for Bong-do to get and stay in the future with Hee-jin and this leads to a lot of angst and heartbreak before we get to the happy ending.

This series is one that I really loved, I love the main characters both as individuals and together and I loved the romance between the two of them, it was the best part of the series and there was so many cute sweet scenes between them and I have never swooned and squealed more than I did when I was watching this series. This series was one that was all about it's main romance and I loved it so much for that and I got myself swept up with that romance in both happy and sad times. Overall I love this series and I think that anyone who enjoys romance will also love this series so please watch this drama and if you already have please tell me your thoughts on this series.

TV Review: Scream: Happy Birthday to Me(2.04)

                                          Scream: Happy Birthday to Me(2.04)Review
  • I liked that Audrey tried to bury the bottle opener that was used as a murder weapon and I was freaked out when Audrey discovered that the killer had dug it up and put it in her bed.
  • I liked that Emma is still having nightmares about the killer going after her and her love ones because it shows how she's still affected by everything that happened last season.
  • I'm curious about what both Eli and Kieran mean by that they know what each other is really like because they are both coming across like they have done some bad things in the past with the way neither of them think of each other as trustworthy people.
  • I find Eli's manipulating Emma into throwing a party for Kieran to be somewhat suspicious as well as his overall interest in her because I'm not sure if he's interested in Emma or if he has some creepier ulterior motive for wanting to get close to her.
  • I find it kind of interesting but also suspicious that Eli likes to pretend that he's someone else from time to time.
  • I find it creepy and suspicious that Gustavo has creepy drawings of Lakewood six on his I-pad especially the one with the knife stuck through Emma's head and I understand why Audrey has him pegged as the killer right now.
  • I liked that the Sheriff at first refused to given into Brooke's dad's request to track someone down for him that he doesn't even believe is missing.
  • I liked that Noah was so awkward with asking Zoe out that she wasn't sure that he was asking her out until Brooke came by and said that he would pick her up at 6:30 and I liked that they both laughed about their awkwardness.
  • I liked that Noah was asking for Audrey's help with picking out his outfit for his date with Zoe while she was interrogating him about what he knows about Gustavo and I liked that he told her that she sounded a bit paranoid because she's been coming off that way for a while now.
  • I'm kind of liking the ship teasing that's going on between Emma and Eli even though I feel like I shouldn't because he can be a bit creepy and suspicious at times and Emma's dating Kieran but I'm still enjoying Emma's scenes with Eli more than her scenes with Kieran.
  • I feel bad for Brooke thinking that Jake is messing with her head and not caring about her because of the way that the killer keeps manipulating things.
  • While Gustavo making sure that everyone had a shot of the drugged alcohol seems a little suspicious I don't think that he's the one behind it since he didn't seem like he expected that everyone would start vomiting.
  • I think it's interesting that the drug seems to make a person hallucinate things that leads a person having things brought to surface that is already in their heads.
  • I like that Eli seems to just find everything funny while he's on the drugs because he doesn't seem to take anything seriously.
  • I liked that Gustavo tried to help Brooke through her hallucinations since he was gone through this before.
  • I wasn't surprised to learn that Brooke was attracted to Gustavo nor that she isn't over Jake because both of those things have been fairly obvious.
  • I find it a bit odd that when Kieran told Emma that Eli once stole their neighbors dog that he said that the dog ended up dead not that Eli killed it because that is a distinction that makes me think that Eli isn't the reason that dog died.
  • I liked that Audrey's hallucination had to do with her guilt over Rachel being killed but I was surprised that when Audrey was kissing Rachel in the hallucination she turned out to be kissing Noah in reality and I'm wondering Noah knew that he was kissing Audrey when he started kissing her or if he also thought she was someone else.
  • I kind of liked but also found it really weird how Zoe kissed both Noah and Audrey and then had them kiss each other again, it was just such a strange arrangement going on there.
  • I found Emma's hallucination to be pretty frightening but I wasn't quite sure of what was real and what wasn't when it came to her seeing the killer because while I know he's still around I have no real way of knowing if Emma saw him or hallucinated him.
  • I liked that the Sheriff figured out that Jake is actually missing because it's been bothering me that no one has figured it out yet.
  • I'm very suspicious of Gustavo now that a Brandon James mask was found in his room.
  • I kind of like that Noah feels awkward and confused after he kissed both Audrey and Zoe at the party while Audrey is just blaming everything on the drugs while Zoe knew that she wanted Noah but she isn't so sure they can work anymore, it's just a very odd confusing situation that I'm so far enjoying seeing played out.
  • I like that Brooke and Gustavo seem to be starting a relationship although I still don't entirely trust him.
  • I feel really bad for Brooke that she was covered in blood and had Jake's body thrown in front of her while she was on stage for that pageant finalist announcement and I think this whole experience must be pretty traumatizing for her.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

Movie Review: Chihayafuru: Kami no Ku

                                              Chihayafuru: Kami no Ku Review
This film is based off the manga/anime Chihayafuru and it tells the story of a high school girl named Ayase Chihaya who loves the Japanese card game Karuta more than anything in the world and her dream is to become the best in the world at Karuta. Chihaya starts a club for Karuta at her school but has trouble find members because most people aren't interested in Karuta but then she finds out one her old friends Mashima Taichi who she use to play Karuta with goes to her high school and she convinces him to join even though he hasn't played in years. Chihaya and Taichi end up finding three more members for their club and the club starts training for the upcoming Karuta tournament that Chihaya is determined to win despite their being two beginners on their team.

One of the main reason that Chihaya was always so dedicated to Karuta was because she hoped that one day it would reunite her with Wayata Arata who is the one that first introduced her to Karuta and is one of the best Karuta players around and he is the grandson of a Karuta master. Arata was friends with Chihaya and Taichi when they were in elementary school and the three competed as a team together. While Chihaya had also admired him for his skills in Karuta, Taichi had felt inferior to Arata since he was so much better at Karuta than Taichi could ever imagine himself being and that due to this he could never measure up to Arata in Chihaya's eyes. Since Taichi always feels jealous of Arata their friendship is a bit more complicated especially since they both seem to want to be with Chihaya although romance isn't something that Chihaya thinks about at all.

The movie was overall very good it did a good job at capture the feel of the series as well as the characters whom I love to a great degree already so I loved seeing them in live action as well. I loved that Chihaya still had so much energy, passion and determination and I loved that Taichi was still that slightly awkward 'jack of all trades, master of none' that I fell in love with when I was watching the anime. I would say that I felt that things were dealt with more in depth in the anime but that is something that is to be expected since there was more time in the anime. Overall I loved the movie and it renewed my love for the series that never really left me. Please tell me your thoughts on this movie or the anime series.

TV Review: How To Get Away With Murder: What Did We Do?(2.09)

                      How To Get Away With Murder: What Did We Do?(2.09)Review
  • The flash forward from this episode was just Annalise getting shot and the fact that it will happen in only fourteen hours tells you how much is going to happen in this episode.
  • I liked that Michaela called Connor over to help her decide what she should do about the gun and I liked that Connor just told her and Caleb that she should call Annalise since she's Caleb's lawyer. I liked that when Michaela mentioned that Annalise knowing about the gun makes it so she has to report it into evidence and I liked that Connor was not okay with Michaela putting him into the position were he has to hide evidence.
  • I liked that Annalise with Frank, Laurel and Wes were talking about what to do about Catherine's painting and whether or not they should get rid of it and liked that Wes pointed out that they don't know if that's the only thing that links Catherine and Philip together. I liked that Annalise decides against getting rid of the painting and that she feels like she just needs to talk to Catherine about it.
  • I like that Michaela and Caleb seem to be on team lets get rid of the gun Caleb obviously more so since he wants to protect his sister and I like that Connor doesn't want to get rid of it because he's not sure if Caleb and Catherine aren't guilty so he doesn't want to get involved in helping them over up evidence.
  • I'm worried about were Catherine ran off to after she discovered that Caleb, Michaela and Connor found the gun and what she's going to do now.
  • I liked that when Annalise came over to talk to Caleb, Michaela and Connor about Catherine running away and the murder weapon they found that she said that they should've called her and that Connor tells her that he wanted to call her.
  • I really disliked how Sinclair went after Nate again and this time was yes over something that he actually did but it still annoying how often she has went after him this season simply because he's close to Annalise.
  • I found it interesting that Annalise can no longer represent both Caleb and Catherine because it is looking like Catherine is the one that killed their parents either by herself or with Philip so it's a conflict of interest for Annalise to represent both of them.
  • I was sad for Asher when it was revealed that his dad has committed suicide because of the things that Sinclair leaked about him.
  • I felt really bad for Asher when his mom was blaming his dad's death on him and saying that he choose Annalise over his father which is not even what happened and I felt even sadder for him when we saw him breakdown in his car.
  • I liked that when Bonnie said it was there fault that Asher's dad died that Frank said he was dead because he hung himself and that Annalise sold his dirty secrets but she didn't make him corrupt in the first place which is true but I understand why Bonnie feels responsible for it none the less.
  • I liked that Bonnie said that they've reached the point where there not the people who needed to be protected but the kind of people that people need to be protected from.
  • I liked that Caleb was leaving Catherine a voicemail begging her to come home even if she's mad at him.
  • I liked that Michaela asked if anyone has called Asher and that Connor asked what would they even say sorry your dad was so shady he needy to off himself and that Wes said that they could just say sorry.
  • I liked that when Connor revealed that Michaela slept with Caleb the night before that Laurel started freaking out about it.
  • I liked that when Michaela decided that she was going to call Asher that she realized that not one of them has Asher's number and she calls them the worst people ever.
  • I liked that Annalise was feeling guilty after she realized that Asher father killed himself.
  • I liked that Annalise claimed to have  invited Sinclair over so that she could tell her the evidence they found on Catherine since she's now only representing Caleb. I also liked that she made Caleb leave and that Michaela stayed so that she could keep him updated on what was going on.
  • I was surprised to find out that Annalise knew that Sinclair was dead and that she told Bonnie to come over to the Hapstall house in order to find a way to cover things up.
  • I liked that Nate was able to keep his job by filing a racial discrimination suit against Sinclair.
  • After all the awful things Sinclair did this season especially involving Asher I can understand why he wanted her dead and I can't really blame him for killing her and it sounds like Annalise doesn't either. Even though I think Sinclair brought things on herself I did like that Asher did feel right after he realized what he had done.
  • I liked that Asher called Bonnie after he ran over Sinclair and I liked that Asher actually hoped that Sinclair was still alive and that all they needed to do was call an ambulance.
  • I liked that Asher wanted to call the police right away and I liked that Bonnie told him not to do anything and to just do what she tells him to do.
  • I'm wondering if Philip being released from jail is going to be something that Annalise is going to use later on.
  • I liked that Bonnie called Annalise and asked her what she should do about Asher killing Sinclair.
  • I liked that when Annalise told them they were going to help her cover up Sinclair's death that Asher caused that Connor at first refused to help and tried to walk away but then Annalise revealed that it was Wes, Laurel, Connor and Michaela that really killed Sam and that they have been covering it up and now they were going to do the same thing for Asher.
  • I feel bad for Catherine who is going to be framed for killing Sinclair and I liked that they seemed reluctant to go through with this plan because they don't know she's even guilty of killing her parents yet and Annalise is just throwing what happened with Sam back in their faces in order to get them to do as she wants.
  • I liked that Connor pointed out that the story that Annalise is telling them about what the cover up is doesn't make sense and that Annalise tells them that's the point it's suppose to be chaos and it's the job of investigators to make sense of what happened here.
  • I liked that Wes found out that Annalise was doing the cover up she's doing in order to protect Nate because he blew up at Sinclair earlier that day and I liked that Wes called Nate to tell him how Annalise was going crazy trying to protect him.
  • I liked that Connor refused to help once they got Sinclair to the roof and told Bonnie that she's the same as Annalise and he just can't do this and I liked that Michaela also left after saying that she's not doing this again.
  • I like that Laurel wants to throw the gun in the pool in order to destroy all the evidence and I liked that Wes told Laurel not to and that he called Nate and to wait for him so that he can tell them what they should do.
  • I liked that Connor wanted to leave and go to the police because of how things worked out last time and how he doesn't want to go through it again.
  • I liked but also found it a bit scary when Bonnie told Connor that if he tried to stray from the plan again she'll kill him and then she took the gun from Wes.
  • I liked that Asher is worried that their cover up won't hide what he did to Sinclair and I like that Bonnie just wants to take care of him.
  • I liked that Bonnie was concerned when Annalise told her to leave the gun here even though it needs to be Catherine.
  • I liked that Asher asked Bonnie if staging a crime scene ever actually works because it shouldn't and she tells him it does sometimes.
  • I liked that everyone has come to the conclusion that the cover up won't work and I like that even though Annalise has come to that conclusion that she refuses to give up on her plan and instead calls the police and tells someone to shoot her so that they could sell their story.
  • I liked that Annalise first tried to get Connor to shoot her because she knows he hates her and she tells him that she ruined his life and that she'll ruin Oliver's too and I like that Connor completely refused until she started threatening Oliver. I liked that when Connor had the gun aimed at Annalise that Michaela stood in front of Annalise and begged Connor not to do it and he didn't but he does tell her he hates her before leaving.
  • I like that Annalise then begs Michaela to do it and she tells Annalise no and that she's going to call 911 and tell them that she's fine before she too runs out the door and yells for Connor not to leave without her.
  • I liked that when Annalise first tell Wes to do it and to just shoot her in leg and she assures him she'll be fine that he tells her no and that he called Nate so that he could help them with things.
  • I liked that when Annalise told Laurel to do it because she always does what's best for them and she always protects them that Laurel tells Annalise that maybe they deserve to go to jail.
  • I liked that Wes and Laurel were going to leave Annalise like Connor and Michaela did until Annalise told Wes that Rebecca is dead and she has been for months and she has known that she was dead for months. I can understand why Wes finally caved and shot her and even shot her in the stomach instead of her leg but I'm also really glad that he stopped himself from finishing the job.
  • I'm really interested to see how Annalise was involved in the case of Wes's mother's suicide and why she never revealed this information to him before now.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Book Review: The Raven Cycle: The Raven Boys

                                                            The Raven Boys Review
The Raven Boys is about a girl named Blue Sargent who lives in a family of psychics although she is not one herself and all throughout her life she has been told that the first boy she kisses will die shortly after that. Blue's life becomes entangled with a group of boys that go to a near by wealthy  private school who's students are called raven boys since they have ravens on their uniforms. The group of boys are made up by Gansey (who is the leader of the and his life quest is to find and wake the lost King Glendower), Adam(he is a scholarship student who has a bad home life and he is ashamed of both these things), Ronan(who is somewhat of delinquent and it's implied that most of his bad behavior and attitude stems from his father's death) and Noah who is a quiet boy that no one really knows all that much about.

Shortly after meeting the boys Blue starts helping them on the search for Glendower and the five of them all become good friends but it soon becomes clear that the search for Glendower is something that is much more dangerous than any of them ever dreamed it could be. Another matter that puts a bit of dark cloud over the events of the book is that Blue knows that Gansey is suppose to die sometime within in the next year and is most likely will be the first boy she kisses so that puts a bit of sadness and awkwardness in their interactions on Blue's end.

Overall I really loved the book, it had an interesting plot that I haven't seen done before, it had interesting characters who I enjoyed learning about and I also loved all the interactions between the characters I liked seeing both the already established relationships as well as the ones that were developing as I was reading the book. This is overall a great start to a series. Please tell me your thoughts in the comment section below.

TV Review: Scream: Vacancy(2.03)

                                                    Scream: Vacancy(2.03)Review
  • I think it's both smart and cruel of the killer to point out to Audrey that she can't go to the police about anything she knows he's doing because she would have to admit to how she knows what she knows.
  • I liked that Emma told her mom that her dad is back in town and I liked that her mom told her to be careful because she knows that Emma's father has his share of issues. I also liked that Emma told her mom that she needs to hear what her dad has to say whether or not what he has to say his good for her to hear.
  • I liked that Emma called Audrey when she needed someone to talk to about her dad being back in town and I liked that she called her because she's the only one of her friends that knows what her dad was like before he left.
  •  I liked that a bit of Audrey's paranoia about the new killer came through when she found out that Emma's dad has just arrived back in town but I also liked that what she said to Emma about her dad were things that are very much based in reality rather than just her own paranoia.
  • I liked that Emma and Audrey clearly have very different memories of what Emma's dad was like before he left and how this shows that Emma's memories of her dad are more based on how she wants to think of her rather than who he actually is.
  • While I can understand why Emma would be upset by finding out that her mom didn't think it was the best idea for her to see her dad right now I think that Emma almost loosing it during her conversation with her dad and coming out of it more upset than she was before she met with him, I think that her mom was right in saying that now isn't the right time for Emma's dad to reenter her life since she's still dealing with a lot.
  • I like that Audrey kept trying to figure out ways to keep Noah from entering the storage unit because she didn't want him to find Jake's body and I liked how she was almost more freaked out to find the storage unit empty than to refind Jake's body.
  • I liked that Audrey tried to get Noah out of the unit before he found the camera inside of it and I liked that Noah was able to find that camera and one outside of the storage unit that Audrey had missed the night before and I liked that he figured out that someone else must've taken whatever they could have found in the storage unit the night before.
  • I find it sad how Brooke is still leaving Jake messages asking where he is and worrying about their relationship when we all know that he's been dead for days.
  • I like that Zoe has a bit of a crush on Noah but she isn't really planning on doing anything about it because she likes to avoid any type of boy drama but would still be happy if he liked her back.
  • I liked that Emma told Kieran about how meeting with her dad made her feel and I like that Emma had a lot of conflicting emotions about her dad with how she both wanted to cry when she saw him but that she's also still pretty anger with him for leaving. I also liked that Emma notices something's off with Audrey and she's a bit worried about her.
  • I found it a bit creepy how Eli was listening in on Emma and Kieran's entire conversation. I'm also a bit curious about what Eli's bad relationship with his dad like.
  • I like that while Emma doesn't seem to think that Eli is dangerous as of now that she does find him to be a bit weird.
  • I was worried that Audrey would bash Noah's head in, in order to keep her secret about being involved in the murders and I was glad that there was no video footage on the camera so she felt no need to go through with bashing his head. I really hope that Noah is finding Audrey's behavior odd because she's been particularly strange around him.
  • I find it creepy that someone was pretending to be Riley and emailing Emma's dad in order to lure him back into town.
  • I liked that Brooke was willing to try and help Zoe out with her crush on Noah and I liked that Zoe kept trying to downplay her crush.
  • I found it creepy that someone who Brooke at leas thought was Branson called her and knew that she and Jake weren't together anymore.
  • I liked that both Emma and Audrey agreed with Brooke that it was really weird for Branson to know so much about her and Jake.
  • I dislike that Emma and Audrey are fighting although I understand why they are but I also like that Brooke was uncomfortable with the fact that they were fighting.
  • I like that Emma's parents went to the police about the emails and I liked that Emma's mom wanted to tell Emma about them because she knows how much Emma hates being left in the dark about things that concern her and I dislike that her Emma's dad and the Sheriff convinced her not to tell Emma.
  • I'm a bit concerned that Emma's dad could be dangerous because how her mom won't let him touch her and flinches away from his touch.
  • I think that Eli's pretty weird still but I'm enjoying his interactions with Emma.
  • I'm finding Emma's dad to be very suspicious at the moment since Eddie the guy that works at the Crescent Palm Motel who knew things about Audrey being Piper's accomplice has murdered in his hotel room which was set up for a murder long before Eddie walked into the room.
  • I liked that Gustavo pointed out to Noah that if he finds out who the accomplice is he could be putting his life in danger and I like that it seems pretty clear that Noah hadn't thought about this fact before.
  • I like how impatient Brooke is in her setting up Zoe and Noah and I like how awkward Zoe is when it comes to romance and I like that this doesn't put Noah off at all because really he's the same way.
  • I like that Gustavo ends up tagging along with them even though Brooke went out of her way to say she dislikes him.
  • I liked that when Branson tried to convince Brooke to give him a second chance that she pointed out that she has a very good reason not to trust him considering that everything she thought she knew about him turned out to be a lie.
  • I liked that Gustavo went along with Brooke's lie about being her new boyfriend in order to get Branson off her back.
  • I liked that Noah is finding Audrey being missing and very secretive lately odd and I like that it's starting to worry him. I liked that when Noah told Audrey that Gustavo told him that the accomplice might want to kill him for looking for them that Audrey was surprised that this thought didn't occur to him sooner.
  • I liked that when the killer showed that Emma was in the same room as him that Audrey was shown to be extremely worried about Emma and that she was worried enough to call the police even though she knew that would upset the killer and possibly get him to expose her.
  • I liked that Emma finally realized that her dad isn't the great guy that she remembers him as and I liked that she was mad at him when she found out that he had hurt her mom in the past.
  • I liked that Audrey made sure that Emma was okay and that she would get home safe before she leaves.
  • I'm worried about Audrey getting framed for Eddie's murder since the killer put the murder weapon in her car and Audrey touched it.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Top 10 Villains

1. Angelus(Buffy the Vampire Slayer): Angelus has been one of my favorite villains for years now and I don't see that changing anytime soon. Angelus was a villain that saw his evil deeds has an art form he was someone who didn't take pleasure in simply kill someone but rather the suffering that came from that person dying or the pain or fear that his victims felt before he killed them. The thing that made Angelus work so well as a villain was that he was smart and was somewhat like a cat in how he played with his prey for a long time before he would ever kill, the fact that his goal seemed to be putting people in pain whether it be physical, emotional or psychological is what made him so interesting to watch because you didn't know exactly what he would do next.
2. Katherine Pierce(Vampire Diaries): Katherine is a character that I genuinely love as a character and as a villain because there are things that are sympathetic about her and she is someone who can help out the main characters but never someone they could trust because she will always choose herself and her own best interest in the end and I can respect that. Katherine is a ruthless survivor who would betray and kill just about anyone in order to ensure her own safety and she won't regret those choices for one second. She's a character that is smart, ruthless and selfish and she was a character that made the plot of the show a whole lot more interesting by showing up and I will forever love her that.
3. Akito Sohma(Fruits Basket): Akito unlike the first two characters on this list doesn't kill anyone throughout the whole series but Akito is someone who still manages to cause pretty serve damage to  most of the major characters in the series. Akito is someone who is very manipulative, controlling, has a bad temper and far too much power over quite a few of the characters in this series which makes Akito pretty dangerous. Akito is someone who knows how to destroy people with words and this is something that is done throughout the series. Although Akito is actually a character that is shown to be sympathetic and in the end even chooses to try to be a better person I like some characters in series can't quite forgive Akito for all the damage that was inflicted onto other characters.
4. The Nogitsune(Teen Wolf): The Nogitsune is a villain that worked so well in part because there was nothing about the Nogitsune that was human at all the Nogitsune was a spirit that only wanted to cause chaos, pain and strife because that what it feed off and that is exactly what the spirit did all block and it had fun causing all that pain and throughout the whole block the characters and the audience was on edge about what the Nogitsune's next move is and if there was even anything they could do to stop it. Another thing that worked really well about the Nogitsune storyline was the fact that it was possessing Stiles which made it hard or in some cases impossible for the other characters to fight it since they didn't want to hurt someone who is a friend to them and this is something that the Nogitsune definitely took advantage of.
5. Seishirou Sakurazuka(Tokyo Babylon and X/1999): Seishirou is a true sociopath who is actually quite fun to read about but he isn't someone who truly feels and while he has killed plenty of people it's never been something he either likes or dislikes but rather something he does because he doesn't see any one person differently from every other person in the world. Seishirou has killed and harmed many people but the thing that made him such an interesting character was the complete lack of any type of emotion he experienced from anything and this is also what led to his relationship with Subaru being so interesting because Subaru was the only thing/person he ever showed any type of interested in. The type of interest that Seishirou showed towards Subaru was of course terribly unhealthy not to mention downright scary especially since in the end all that it was clear that Seishirou felt was obsession and that only led to Subaru having his life being completely destroyed by Seishirou.
6. Voldemort(Harry Potter):Voldemort is probably one of the best known villains of all time and I feel like my list wouldn't be complete without having him on it. I feel like everything that can be said about him has already been said better by someone else so I'm just going to say that he always did a good job of remaining a threat throughout all seven books which is something that I find quite impressive since we don't actually get to see him all that often but when we do he leaves an impression.
7. Min Joon-gook(I Hear Your Voice): Min Joon-gook is the character that really does drive the plot of this series by being a constant threat to the safety of the leads. This character is one that proves right from the start by killing one character and attempting to kill two more in his very first episode and it's clear from the beginning that he intends to make good on his promise to kill Hye-sung. Joon-gook proves himself throughout the series to be a very smart villain who is able to fool pretty much everyone and honestly I think he was able to use Soo-ha's ability to read minds to his advantage because he did a damn good job of making Soo-ha look crazy while he made himself look a helpless victim when the truth was their roles were flipped. The thing I think that made Min Joon-gook such an interesting villain was that the show managed to make me feel a little bit of sympathy for him in the end even though I all I wanted to do was think of him as a monster the show made me see him a broken somewhat pathetic human being and that might be the scariest thing of all about him.
8. Jamie Moriarty(Elementary): Jamie Moriarty was a character that Elementary did a very good job of setting up this character was one that was believed to be two very different people to Sherlock and when it was revealed that they were one in the same it was surprising in the best way and made her character all the more interesting. The character was someone who was very smart and interesting to watch and one I wouldn't returning to the show since I'm still interested in learning more.
9. Lilah Morgan(Angel): Lilah was one of the lawyers of Wolfram and Hart the evil law firm that served as the series main villains and Lilah was my favorite character from the group of villains. The thing about Lilah is that she is unapologetically evil and I love her for that and I love that while she's clear someone that is dangerous who don't see her physically fighting very often which is pretty vary for a show like this. Lilah is a villainous character I just enjoy more than anything else.
10. Lee Jin-pyo(City Hunter): Jin-pyo is the type of villain that it was easy to sympathies with him at first because he was someone who was truly wronged and he was right to want revenge against those who betrayed him it was just his methods that made him villain more than anything else. Jin-pyo was a man that was devoted more to bloody revenge than past wrongs being righted and this led him to causing harm to people who didn't wrong him but by that point he no longer cared about justice or moral high ground. The thing that Jin-pyo does that are the worst in the series is how he treated Yoon-sung as a weapon in his vengeance plans and how he threatened Yoon-sung with the safety of his loved ones every time he strayed from his plans.

TV Review: Liar Game

                                                           Liar Game Review
Liar Game is about a young naïve girl named Nam Da-jung who finds herself suddenly a part of a new reality show called Liar Game which is a show were the participants can win money tricking each other in different psychological mind games that require you to trick your opponents out of their money. Da-jung is far too trusting for a game like this but since her father left her with a large debt that's owed some impatient loan sharks she really can't pass up the chance to win this kind of money.

About halfway through the first round Da-jung looses all of her money by trusting the wrong person and on a recommendation of a rather nice loan shark that's in charge of collecting Da-jung's father's debt from her she seeks the help of Ha Woo-jin a former professor that is always able to tell when someone is lying and has recently been released from jail. Woo-jin eventually decides to help Da-jung because she reminds him of his mother that was recently driven to suicide by loan sharks and the two of them become an unconventional team with contrasting world views with Da-jung wanting trust people and Woo-jin firmly believing that you can't trust anyone.

Woo-jin is compelled to stay in the game because the host Kang Do-young seems to know more about the events leading up to his mother's death than anyone should know and Woo-jin has no choice but to stay in the game if he wants to learn what Do-young knows. The show is overall about the effect money can have over people especially people who are in desperate need of money, it's about how far people will go just for the chance to win money and it's about whether or not trusting anyone is truly possible.

Overall I would say that I enjoyed the show because the questions that show asks are interesting as are the challenges that the participants have to go through which makes the show fun to watch. There's a few good characters in the mix and I feel like the writing of show is pretty smart which made watching it a fun experience. Please tell me your thoughts on this series.