Tuesday, February 27, 2018

TV Review: Oh My Ghostess

                                                     Oh My Ghostess Review
Oh My Ghostess is about a Soon ae an outspoken ghost who can't move on to the afterlife because she died a virgin and therefore she has to find a way to settle her grudge by possessing someone and having sex with someone else. Soon ae started off the series unable to settle her grudge because she is only capable of having sex with someone who has a lot of negative energy. Meanwhile Na Bong sun is a timid assistant cook who can see ghosts who is having a hard time with most everything in her life because ghosts won't stop bothering her and one day Soon ae ends up possessing Bong sun's body and finds out that she is unable to get out of it. Soon ae of course there's to take advantage of being stuck in Bong sun's body and soon finds out that Bong sun's boss chef Kang Sun woo is a man that has a lot of negative energy so she sets her sights on him to be the one that will help her resolve her grudge.

After awhile Soon ae ends up being separated from Bong sun and she realizes that she has been possessed by a ghost and is frightened about how someone else was in her body and has changed her life quite a bit in the last few weeks which she has no memory of. At first Bong sun understandably wants nothing to do with Soon ae but after Soon ae finds out that Bong sun has had a crush on Sun woo for along time now Bong sun eventually makes a deal with Soon ae that she can possess her and settle her grudge and at the same time get Sun woo to fall for Bong sun. The plan works well enough in getting Sun woo to fall for Bong sun but Sun woo wants to wait to have sex with her to make it more special which while Bong sun finds sweet Soon ae doesn't really have time for.

This series also has a lot to do with Soon ae figuring out who she was when she was alive since she lost all her memories from when she was alive when she died and this leads to her looking out for her dad when she re-meets while possessing Bong sun. Soon ae also eventually ends up solving the mystery of how she died. Another thing I really loved about this series is that the events of the series cause Bung sun to grow more confident both as a person and as a chef as the series goes on and that was really beautiful to see.

Overall I really loved this series it was a unique series that was a lot of fun and I kind of liked that the series felt like it had to two female leads even though I felt like they should have balanced the two characters screen time better especially at the beginning of the series. I really liked the main couple and I was relieved that show was able to convince me that Sun woo was in love with Bung sun not just Soon ae possessing Bong sun and I feel like that was something that was probably a bit difficult to do. Please tell me your thoughts on this series in the comment section below.

Top 10 Books I Could Reread Forever

1. Fruits Basket: This series is my favorite series ever and I have already reread the series at least five times and I find that my love for the series only increases with each time I reread it and I can't see that changing ever. This series is a really good one to reread because it becomes clear that the author knew where she wanted to take the characters and series from the beginning so you notice new bits of foreshadowing when you reread the series. The series is one where I just love seeing the characters and relationship develop over time and I find myself just as invested in them on rereads as I was the first time I read it.
2. Reading in the Dark: This is a book I always feel compelled to reread and I think that the reason behind this is the fact that I think so much of the story is about what isn't being said rather than what is said so it takes rereading it to truly appreciate what the book is about.
3. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: I feel like this series would be good to reread because the books are so much fun and I love the characters and world that the series is set in so much that I find myself wanting to revisit this series.
4. Wolves of Mercy Falls series: This series is one that I think would be good to reread because I really enjoy the characters and I really would like to see if I see them a bit differently on my second read of the series. I also feel like Linger and Sinner would be the two best books to reread because I feel like those books are the ones that did the best at digging into who the characters are.
5. It's Kind of a Funny Story: I think this book would be good to reread because I really loved it when I first read it and I've been wanting to reread it sometime in the future.
6. Cardcaptor Sakura: This series is one that I loved rereading because it is one that just makes me happy each time I revisit it because it such a sweet and optimistic series as a whole.
7. Hex Hall series: This series is one that I remember being a really fun read so I would like to reread because I felt like I went through this series fairly fast the first time I read through it because I just had to know what happened next, so I think I reread would help me appreciate the series more.
8. Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle: This series is a long one and one that had a lot of twist and turns in it's second half so I think that a reread for this series is something that is necessary for this series.
9. All the Bright Places: This is a book that I really loved and I find myself wanting to reread even though I just read it a few months ago.
10. Dare Me: This book was a great read and I really loved the writing style that this book had because you got real sense of personality from it and I think it would be a good one to reread.

TV Review: The 100: The Tinder Box(4.05)

                                          The 100: The Tinder Box(4.05)Review
  • I find it discouraging that it seems like Abby and Jackson get the theory of how nightblood came to be but seem to be unsure of how to make more of it quickly.
  • I'm very worried about Raven who started to hallucinate and then started having a seizure because of it for some reason, this isn't a sign of anything good as far as her health is concerned.
  • I'm glad that the show had Octavia unable to reach the ark's people on her own since I found it really unbelievable that she was able to pull herself out of the river at the end of the last episode but I'm not sure why Illyan would bring her back to her people when he hates her people because of what ALLIE did.
  • I'm glad that Octavia was able to get the message to Clarke about how Roan is marching an army towards them.
  • I'm glad that Clarke stopped Miller's dad's idea of lighting a fire outside of their ship to keep grounders away from them because I too thought that might cause problems for ship that they are still working on preparing for surviving the radiation.
  • I liked that Monty came up with the idea to meet the grounders half way and use the element of surprised against them, I also liked that he mention how it was something he learned from Pike because it shows that the show remembers that Monty did side with Pike for a time and because while Pike did plenty of bad things he did know how to fight and win against the grounders.
  • I liked that after Roan realized that him and his army walked into a trap set by Clarke and her people that he let her convince him that they go off and talk things through together because he understands that he's already played into her hand.
  • I liked that when Monty sees that Riley is still targeting Roan when everyone is suppose to be targeting the army that Monty is the one that ends up talking him down from taking the shot.
  • I liked that when Bellamy realized that someone had to warn Clarke in order for her and their people that means that Octavia must have survived and warned them which is very good news for him.
  • I liked that Raven figured out that the way to make the nightblood work is to make it in a zero gravity environment which can only be achieved in space.
  • While it's good that they have a way to get to space in order to make the nightblood I'm sure if they could safely go to space, make the nightblood and get back before the radiation hits and kills everyone.
  • I was irritated that Riley snuck off to go kill Roan himself when he was off talking to Clarke which would start a war but I like that Monty went after him to try and stop him from doing so.
  • I was sad that Roan didn't listen to Clarke any better than he listened to Kane but I did like that Clarke pointed out it was him and not her that ended up breaking their peace deal with bring his army to attack her people.
  • I like that Clarke offers Roan that their people could share the ship with each other if they can't find a better solution by the time the radiation hits.
  • I like that when Monty surrenders himself to grounders in order to warn them of what Riley is going to do that Bellamy asks him if Octavia is alive and he tells him she is.
  • I liked that when Echo questioned why Monty was would warn them about what Riley is going to do that Bellamy points out that it's obvious that he's trying to prevent a war between their people.
  • I like that Bellamy was let out of some of his chains so that him and Echo could go and find Riley and make sure that he doesn't kill Roan but I dislike that Monty got chained up in his place but I was unsurprised by this turn of events.
  • I liked how Harper is clearly worried that Monty is going to get himself killed by trying to prevent a war.
  • I find it very concerning that what is allowing Raven to use so much of her brain is also something that is causing her to show the early signs of a stroke. I liked that it was explained that it was because part of ALLIE's code is still in her brain.
  • I like that Raven is willing to die in order to make sure that everyone else survives but I'm really hoping it won't come to that.
  • I like that Bellamy points out to Echo that all this sides stuff won't matter once the radiation hits because the radiation will kill them all.
  • I like that Echo tells Bellamy that she's glad that he'll get to say goodbye to his sister and I like that Bellamy tells Echo that if she had really killed Octavia he would've strangled her with the chains he still has on.
  • I like that Roan is willing to take Clarke's deal that allows fifty of his people and fifty of her people to survive but questions if her people will except it which she says that they will because they'll have to.
  • I liked that Bellamy had to talk both Riley and Echo down at the same time and I like that he was able to do so successfully for both of them.
  • I liked that Octavia figured out that Illyan was trying to destroy all the tech which means the whole ship but sadly she wasn't able to talk him down.
  • I liked that Illyan made sure that both Octavia and Niylah survived but that still doesn't make up for the fact that he damned so many people by destroying the ship.
  • I liked that Bellamy rushed over to Octavia as soon as he saw her to make sure that she was okay.
  • I find it worrying that Abby seems to be having similar problems to Raven because she also had ALIE removed with the use of an EMP rather than a kill switch.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

TV Review: Shadowhunters: Day of Wrath(2.04)

                                    Shadowhunters: Day of Wrath(2.04)Review
  • I think that the city of bones jail area is very creepy looking and sounding which I think is quite fitting for a prison.
  • I like that the first thing that Jace asks Clary when she visits him is if Alec is okay and that he only starts to talk about them after he's assured that Alec is alright.
  • I liked how when Clary tells Jace that she's feels like it's her fault that he's in there that he tells her it's not.
  • I liked that when Jace told Clary that she shouldn't ever come see him again because he's Valentine's weapon and Valentine knows that Clary's his weakness which will mean that he'll come to get Jace again and put anyone near him in danger that Clary is tells him that if Valentine comes they should just fight him off together.
  • I like that when Jace tells Clary that they can't have any kind of relationship with each other that she's unwilling to accept that.
  • I liked that Alec thanked Magnus for all he did to keep him alive last episode and told him that even though Jace was the one that pulled him out of his coma what Magnus did, did help him and he was aware of it.
  • I find it a little sad how Alec still trusts the Clave's legal system to be just and believes that since Jace was never on Valentine's side that means that he has nothing to fear from the Clave but since the Clave is corrupted Alec's trust in their judgment is sadly misplaced.
  • I liked that Alec and Magnus were planning to go off on their first date before Alec was told that he was needed for a mission and I liked that they were both so excited about going on a date with each other.
  • I like that Jocelyn wants Clary to move to Idris with her after she gets the order from the Clave she has to move their to prove her loyalty to them and I like that Clary isn't sure if she wants to move their with her mom because on the one hand she doesn't want to loose her mom again right after she got him back but on the other hand she doesn't want to completely leave behind the world she grew up in to move to someplace that she only recently even found out was real.
  • I like that Izzy and Alec pretty much ask Clary to be the three member of their team on the mission since Jace is gone right now.
  • I liked that Luke helped keep the mundanes away the crime scene were someone was killed by a demon.
  • I like that Clary points out to Alec that since she hasn't been training to be a shadowhunter her whole picking up on these things in such a short amount of time  are almost impossible and I like that Alec tells her that just means to try again.
  • I like when Alec mentions Clary going to Idris that she tells him not to get too excited jut yet since she hasn't made up her mind about going just yet.
  • I really didn't like how Aldertree tortured Raphael but I'm not really surprised because it seems like Aldertree only does things that I dislike or hate.
  • I like that Simon is trying to reconnect with his family and that he is making the time to try and have dinner with his mom and sister.
  • I found Jace's nightmare about how Clary comes to visit him again and he stabs her to be really messed up.
  • I find the idea that the silent brothers are able to use some form of mind control to give all the prisoners nightmares to be really creepy.
  • I liked how Jace says that he stands by all of his actions both good and bad and is willing to stand the consequences for these actions.
  • I like that Hodge tells Jace that he was sorry for what he did and I like that he clear sees now why he was in the wrong back than.
  • I liked that when they found a girl that was just possessed by a demon that Alec explained to Clary what just happened and I liked how Clary stepped in and was able to calm down and comforted the girl.
  • I liked that when Luke found out that Jocelyn was being forced to move to Idris that he decided that he would move there with her because he doesn't want to go another day being separated from her and I really liked the kiss they shared.
  • I like that when Izzy was clearly feeling guilty for putting Jace in the City of Bones that Lydia assured her that she did the right thing and ended up saving both her brothers.
  • I liked that Raphael went to Magnus for help after what Aldertree did to him and I liked that Raphael says that he knows it's a lot to ask of Magnus for his help finding and turning Camille into the Clave.
  • I liked that Raphael was able to figure out that the box Simon found in Camille's  place in India contains her grave dirt which can be used to summon her and that they can open the box with Simon's blood since Camille sired him.
  • I find the idea of demon that possesses people and feeds off people's negative emotions being loose in the Institute to be frightening. I liked that it was explained that the demon was only able to get past the wards because of Valentine's experiments on it.
  • I like how Izzy tells Clary that she's lucky to have a mom that thinks she's great and wants to spend time with you because it's so clear that Izzy wishes that she had a mom like that.
  • I liked that when Clary asked Izzy if she thought that she should go to Idris with her mom and I like that Izzy tells her that she doesn't think that she should go because no one there is going to teach her to fight in heels.
  • I was worried for Lydia when Raj was possessed by a demon and attacked her but I was glad that she was able to fend him off until Alec came be and shot him with an arrow which made the demon leave his body.
  • I liked that when Simon was trying to assure Magnus that Camille is a bad guy and deserves to pay for her crimes that Magnus admits that he can't defend anything she has done recently only states that she hasn't always been that way.
  • I was sad to learn that Magnus almost killed himself in the past but Camille being the one that talked him down from it does explain why it's still so hard for him to turn her in even when he knows that she puts a lot of people in danger just by being free.
  • I liked that Jocelyn went to Clary's room to make sure there wasn't a demon there because she wanted to make sure she was safe.
  • I liked that Clary tells her mom that she doesn't want to move Idris even though she'll miss her mom once she leaves.
  • I really hate how Aldertree keeps asking Jace about his relationship with Clary even though that has nothing to do with the crimes that he is being charged with.
  • I really don't understand how Aldertree knows so much about Jace's relationship with Valentine from childhood because there is no reason that he should have that information and it really has nothing to do with trial so I'm confused about why he'd even bring up the details that he shouldn't even have up.
  • I think it's pretty awful that Jace was suppose to be sentenced to life in prison just because he's unwilling to blindly follow the Clave even when there in the wrong.
  • I felt bad for Clary when she found her mother's dead body and I felt for Alec when he realized that he was the one that did when a demon possessed him.
  • I like that Alec tries to apologize to Clary after they see the video of what the demon did in his body but I also like that the only thing Clary can focus on is finding that demon and killing it for what it did.
  • I really hate how Camille tries to trick Magnus into letting her go by using his fear of loosing the ones he loves against him but I like that it doesn't work since her actions have put Raphael who he sees as family in danger so he sends her to the Clave.
  • I liked that when Valentine claimed that he attacked the City of Bones to rescue him that Jace pointed out that Valentine didn't come for him but for the soul sword.
  • I like that even when Jace is looking at spending his entire life in prison that he refuses to go with Valentine even then.
  • I was glad to see that Dot was still alive but sad that she was still being forced to work for Valentine.
  • I liked that when confronted by Izzy who was possessed that Alec was completely incapable of attacking her and instead only tried to restrain her and then tried to reason with her even though I'm pretty sure that you can't get through to someone who's possessed with an emotional appeal in this universe, I just really love that Alec just can't bare the thought of hurting Izzy.
  • I find it a bit odd that Izzy when possessed called Alec the favorite because he never came across that way but I'm guessing she would be talking about their mom and not their dad because their dad obviously favors Izzy but I guess Alec has a little better relationship with their mom than she does.
  • I like that Clary was able to get the demon out of Izzy and kill the demon but I was sad by how Clary started to breakdown after that because it's hitting her now that her mom is dead.
  • I like that when Simon comes in he goes over to Clary and comforts her even though he doesn't know what's wrong.
  • I like that when Jace comes in he goes over to Alec and Izzy to make sure that they are okay.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Movie Review: The Beauty Inside

                                                       The Beauty Inside Review
The Beauty Inside is about Woo jin(various actors) a man who has woken up with a different body everyday since he turned eighteen and he has been living a fairly isolated life with only his mother and his childhood friend Sang baek(Lee Dong hwi)knowing about his condition and making a living making furniture. One day Woo jin encounters a woman named Yoo si(Han Hyo joo)who he develops a crush on and after a few weeks when he wakes up in an attractive body he decides to ask her out and she agrees to it and things go well, Woo jin then stays awake for the next two days so that he can stay in the same body but of course he falls asleep and wakes up with a different body.

Woo jin decides to tell Yoo si about his condition because he realizes that's the only way a relationship between the two of them can possibly work and at first she doesn't believe him, Yoo si eventually comes around to the idea that he is telling her the truth. The rest of the film deals with how difficult it can be to be in a relationship with someone who looks like a completely different person each day since Yoo si isn't able to recognize Woo jin as Woo jin each day until he lets her know that it's him and it also makes people assume that she's dating a bunch of different people since the way people describe her boyfriend is always different.

Overall I liked the film it had an interesting concept and I thought that it tried to look at a relationship like this one as honestly as it could. I thought that it was kind of fun to see how many of the actors playing Woo jin that I recognized from watching Kdramas. Please tell me your thoughts on this movie in the comment section.

TV Review: The Gifted: BoXed In(1.05)

                                                 The Gifted: BoXed In(1.05)Review
  • I liked that we got to see the backstory of the Sentinel service agent so that we can understand why he is so determined to capture the mutants.
  • I liked that John told Marcos and Lorna about how Pulse was working with Sentinel services which is something that they found hard to believe.
  • I liked that when Marcos said that he would lead the drone away that Lorna insisted that she goes with him.
  • I think having so many mutants from the surrounding area come to the headquarters after Sentinel services decided to go after any place they even suspected of being a safe house for mutants shows how bad the threat of Sentinel services is.
  • I liked that when Reed united with Andy and Lauren that they were all so happy to see that they're all safe.
  • I liked that Lorna and Marcos took out the drone together using both of their powers in order to destroy it.
  • I'm not surprised that some of the other mutants aren't happy about them bringing Reed into their safe haven considering what he used to do to mutants and I liked that Reed understands that their anger at him makes sense.
  • I like that Caitlin is the one that is always helping out when someone is injured.
  • I like that Lauren understands that what they need to do is to find away to get the other mutants to trust them rather than to just run away.
  • I like that when Clarice figured out that Sonya's powers involved manipulating people's memories that she started to suspect that Sonya is responsible for her having memories of things that never really happened.
  • I like that Reed decided that the best way to make himself useful was to tell John about what Sentinel services were doing when it seemed like they had given up on the manhunt.
  • I like how happy Lorna and Marcos were when they were talking about their baby with each other for the first time.
  • I like that when Lorna decided that they should kidnap the Sentinel service agent that Marcos wasn't really on board with her plan because of how much more trouble it could get them in.
  • I like that the reason that Lorna kidnapped the agent is because she wants answers about how Sentinel services turned Pulse against them and I liked that Marcos didn't get on board with her plan until she told him that they were going to turn her against them.
  • I liked that Andy offered to use his blood to give to a mutant that was injured.
  • I like that Reed is willing to let Sentinel services capture him in order to protect the mutant underground.
  • I like that Marcos doesn't think it's possible to get information from the agent after he tells them how his daughter died and I like that this leads Lorna to idea that they need to use Sonya to get memories from him.
  • I like that Reed is willing to risk getting caught by sentinel services in order to prove to the mutants that he is on their side not Sentinel services.
  • I was a little surprised that by the time Sonya and Clarice came to where Lorna and Marcos were keeping the agent that they were surrounded by Sentinel service agents although I really shouldn't have been.
  • I liked that Lauren used her powers to stop the bleeding on a wound while Caitlin was stitching the guy up.
  • I like that when Clarice was watching Sonya use her powers on the agent that she looked uncomfortable because she suspects that she used them on her.
  • I find it a bit ironic that it seems like the only person that Sentinel services ended up truly hurting while trying to rescue their agent was there agent.
  • I liked that Sonya drew pictures of what she saw in the agent's memories and asked Reed if he recognized anything in those pictures.
  • I like that the Stucker family are just happy to be eating a meal together again and I like that Reed decided that he should stay and help the mutants by telling them what he knows about Sentinel services.
  • I liked that when Clarice confronted Sonya about messing with her memories that Sonya at least didn't lie about what she did although that understandably didn't make Clarice any less mad at her.
  • I actually felt bad for the sentinel service agent when he had to be told that his daughter had died because he lost his memory of that, it just must be really painful to have to come to terms with that again.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

Monday, February 19, 2018

TV Review: Reply 1997

                                                          Reply 1997 Review
Reply 1997 is about a group of teenagers growing up in 1997 and the characters are looking back on their high school years while they are at a high school reunion. The series centers around Sung Shi won who was a stalker fangirl for this Kpop group called HOT and she is so obsessively devoted to the group that most everything she does have to do with her love for the group. Shi won's childhood friend Yoon Yoon-je who is in love with her despite the two of them having very different personality with him being one of the top students in his class while Shi won is one of the worst in her class and he's quiet while Shi won is loud but the two are still close friends because they've known each other since forever.

For the most part the series is just about the characters growing up in the late 90's so there isn't much of a plot other than the characters growing up, Shi won's obsession with HOT and the characters relationships with each other and for the most part this series is able to be entertaining even with the simplicity of the plot. Some of my favorite other plots in this series is the plot about how Kang Joon hee who is a male classmate and friend who has a crush on Yoon je which he is very aware of the fact that his feelings are one side and not really that accepted so he keeps it quiet. Another a relationship I liked in the show was the relationship between Shi won's closest girl friend and fellow obsessive fangirl Mo Yoo jung and Do Hak chan a new transfer student that is seen as cool by the guys but is completely unable to talk to girls, the two of them get together fairly early in the series and while they break up and get together quite often and I really ended up liking the two of them together.

Overall I thought that this series was pretty good I liked the characters and I liked seeing them and their relationships develop over time. One thing I didn't like about this series is that the series tried to act like it was a mystery of who Shi won would end up with when it was pretty obvious to me who she was going to end up with from the start and I also thought that the guy who ended up being the second male lead feelings for her came from out of nowhere half through the series because as shocked as Yoon je was to learn that the other guy had feelings for Shi won. Please tell me your thoughts on this series in the comment section below.

TV Review: The 100: A Lie Guarded(4.04)

                                                The 100: A Lie Guarded(4.04)Review
  • I liked how Clarke told Monty that she was worried that Bellamy isn't back yet.
  • I like that Clarke feels like she should have gone with her mom and Raven to figure out away to reverse engineer nightblood from Luna and I like that Monty pointed out to her that she really wouldn't be much use there and I like that Monty believes that they'll be able to do it.
  • I dislike how Jasper made a joke of how the rain was poisonous when that is something that will be true in the future but I wasn't surprised that he did that since he seems to be making a joke of everything as a way to deal with his depression and the fact that they're all going to die in the near future.
  • I like that Kane is concerned about how willing Octavia is to go for the kill and I like that he tells her vengeance and justice aren't the same thing unsurprisingly she disagrees but I like that someone is at least pointing out to her that her behavior isn't justified or healthy because that's something she needs to realize.
  • I like that Kane is trying to send Octavia back to their people in an effort to get her to realize that killing people isn't always the solution to the problems that they're having.
  • I think it makes sense Luna is still weary of working with the people from the ark since they didn't really ask her if she would help them and their clearly still willing to fight a war.
  • I liked that when Emori said she never crossed at certain line on the island because ALIE didn't allow mutants past a certain point that Murphy simply said that he never met a line he wouldn't cross and crossed the line and then held his hand out to Emori and then she grabbed it and crossed the line.
  • I was worried about everyone on the island when a droid started firing at them and I find Luna being separated from the rest something to be more worried about.
  • I liked that after the droid attack that Miller took charge and told everyone what they should be doing next and who should go where.
  • I like that Emori suggests to Murphy that they use this bunker that Murphy found which can hold two people but isn't stocked right now, I kind of just enjoy that Emori and Murphy seem to care about no one but each other's survival.
  • I dislike that Roan ended the grounders alliance with the ark's people because he doesn't like the idea of using nightblood to save people since grounders aren't great at understanding how science works.
  • I liked that after Jasper found the list of the 100 people that were listed to survive that Jasper pointed out that him planning to die when the radiation full come is okay because that's his choice while Clarke deciding how is worthy of living or dying is wrong because it's not those people's choice to die.
  • I was surprised and saddened to find out that Monty didn't make the cut for the 100 people that would survive.
  • I don't think it's wrong that Jasper wanted to tell everyone about the list of people who were going to survive but I also understand why Clarke couldn't allow him to tell their people the truth because she's worried about the chaos that could ensue that will just make surviving less likely for them all.
  • I like that Monty wasn't upset with Clarke because he didn't make her list and that he tells her that he maybe even could have agreed with her reasoning for the list if only she didn't keep the list a secret from everyone.
  • I like that Monty ends up announcing the list and who was on the list after talking to Clarke because he believes people have the right to know about it.
  • I like that Raven tries to get to the droid that has been shot down because she believes that she could use it stop the other droids that are still flying around.
  • I like that when Raven tries to stop Luna and convince her to help them survive that Luna questions whether they even deserve to survive anymore and I like that Raven brings up the young girl who died last episode as an example of someone who is truly good and surely deserved to be saved and points out that Luna would be helping give a chance of survival to people like her as well.
  • I liked that Luna got the droid for Raven so that she could hack into and disable all the other droids.
  • I liked that Jaha came in and helped Clarke when the crowd was getting understandably angry at her when she was telling them the reasons why they didn't get to survive while someone else did. I like that Jaha tells them that instead of using the list they'll use a lottery and that only the people who worked towards their survival will be given a shot at survival.
  • I like that Jaha tells Clarke that her list was pragmatic and smart but what the people need to hear right now is that they matter and that they have a chance to survive.
  • I know Octavia will survive so I'm not worried about her survival but I'm wondering how she'll survive since she was stabbed in the stomach, fell down a very tall cliff and she landed in a river with a very strong current so by all logic she should be dead but I know somehow she survives.
  • I like how Jasper tells Clarke that when you have the right idea you should try to convince other people of it rather than lie about your idea.
  • I like how Clarke tells Jasper that she used to hate Jaha but she's now understanding why he made the decisions that he made and how maybe he was just keeping them all together.
  • I find it sad how right Bellamy is when he says that it doesn't matter what they do they always end up at the brink of war with the grounders.
  • I felt so bad for Bellamy when he was told that Octavia died and while I know it isn't true it still breaks my heart that Bellamy believes that she's dead.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

Book Review: Rumble

                                                          Rumble Review
Rumble is a story of a high school senior named Matt Turner who is still trying to cope with his younger brother suicide which happened a year earlier and before his death his brother was being bullied by many student that went to their school since he was gay. Matt now hates the majority of his classmates since he holds them somewhat  responsible for his brother's death and also has a big problem with religion now since many of the students used religion as an excuse for why it was okay for them to bully his brother. At the beginning of the story Matt is angry with almost everyone in his life for failing his brother in some way including himself, one of the few people that Matt isn't angry at is his girlfriend Hayden who he loves more than almost anyone but it soon becomes clear that she doesn't feel the same way about him.

The story is mostly about how Matt ends up getting himself to a point where he can start healing as he starts to see certain events a little differently as he gets more information on what happened back then and starts to see that maybe he blamed people that he shouldn't have and trusted people that he shouldn't have. In the end Matt is able to put to truly stop healing when he starts to be a little more willing to forgive and work towards moving forward in his life once he is able to accept what happened and figures out who are really on his side.

Overall I thought this was a pretty good book it dealt with serious issues and was good character piece as well. The writing was great as it always is in Ellen Hopkins novels, she is just so great at telling her stories through verse. Please tell me your thoughts on this book in the comment section below.

TV Review: Shadowhunters: Parabatai Lost(2.03)

                                         Shadowhunters: Parabatai Lost(2.03)Review
  • I liked that this episode opened with a flash back to when Alec and Jace met for the first time and I liked that it established how Jace isn't used to really interacting with people his own age, that Alec is already having it drilled into his head that isn't good enough by his parents and that Jace is more advanced at the hunting aspects of shadowhunting than most were at his age.
  • I liked how Magnus explained that since the parabatai bond is made from an angelic sort of magic there really isn't much his magic can do to help Alec and I like that he explains that Alec needs to see Jace because part of his soul is missing since it got stuck when he was trying to track Jace at the end of last episode.
  • I think it was really bad luck for Jace that he happened to wash up on shore right next to Gretel's body and I can't really blame the woman that saw him for assuming that he was the one that killed her.
  • I like that Simon's mom figured out that he wasn't actually living in the dorms and that he now has to find away to explain where he's been without telling her the truth.
  • I like that Luke didn't assume right away that Jace was the one that killed Gretel although I can't blame for not crossing that out as a possibility.
  • I liked that Magnus called Jocelyn out for her habit of using people to get what she wants even though what she does often puts other people in danger.
  • I liked that Clary lied to Aldertree about not remembering anything about seeing Jace because she didn't him to send a bunch of people out to kill Jace again.
  • I liked that when Izzy was explaining to Clary what was happening to Alec that she worried that the same thing could be happening to Jace which mean he couldn't swim but Izzy assured her that Jace isn't dead because Alec's parabatai rune would have faded if that was the case.
  • I like how Izzy told Clary that the only thing that is keeping Alec alive right now is Magnus's magic but since he won't be able to use it indefinitely they need to find Jace quickly.
  • I found Maia's introduction in this episode to be quite charming despite the many problems I do have with her through out this episode.
  • I like that as soon as Clary tells Jace about how Alec needs him Jace promises to get there even though he knows that the Clave wants him dead right now.
  • I felt annoyed with Maia when she pretty much demand that Jace help out the werewolves with their problems right now and calls him selfish when he says he can't because all Jace wants to do is make sure Alec is okay which isn't something that is selfish at all.
  •  I felt really bad for Jace when all the werewolves started attacking him because they assumed he was the one that killed Gretal but I do find it funny how annoyed Jace seems to be with the whole situation.
  • I like that the reason that Raphael wants Simon to be the one to find Camille is because he is the only vampire sired by her that hasn't joined her side.
  • I really don't like how Raphael told Simon that his family doesn't mean anything to him now that he's a vampire and I like that Simon disagrees with this way of thinking.
  • I like that Simon was worrying about his mom when he saw evidence that she was drinking again and I like that he called Clary for help on finding his mom, I liked that Izzy told Clary that she should go and help Simon.
  • I like that Luke told Maia and another werewolf that he isn't as sure as they are that Jace killed Gretel and that no one is killing anyone until he says they can.
  • I really hate how Aldertree seems to want Alec to die and I really don't understand why he would want one of the best shadowhunters this institute has to die when they have a war that is likely to happen very soon.
  • I like that in the flashback to when they are teenagers that Jace is very excited about becoming parabatai because he believes that would make him and Alec really like brothers and I like that Alec is clearly hesitant to become parabatai because of this reason since he had romantic feelings for Jace at that time.
  • I really love how even when Jace seems like he's on the verge of bleeding out he still only cares about getting to Alec and making sure that he is okay.
  • I like that Clary suggests to Simon that he tells his mom the truth about him being a vampire so that he doesn't have to avoid seeing his mom anymore.
  • I like that the doctor mentioned that there was something weird about Jace's blood because it must be quite different from mundane's blood look under a microscope.
  • I found Maia's transformation into a wolf to be quite frightening to watch and kind of impressive as well.
  • I like that Jace's first concern when Maia transform was making sure that the mundane that was him was safe.
  • I like that Jocelyn saved Jace from Maia but I don't blame Jace for not being willing to accept her help since the last time they saw each other she was trying to kill him.
  • I like that Jocelyn pointed out that the Clave can be reasoned with but the werewolves can't be because from what I've seen of this series that is a very true statement.
  • I don't like that Izzy had to make a deal with Aldrtree in order to keep Jace from being killed by the werewolves but I understand why she did it and I think that deal is the only way that she could assure that both of her brothers made it through this thing alive.
  • I liked that when Magnus ran out of things he could think to do to wake up Alec that he kissed him hopping that maybe it was like sleeping beauty and true love's kiss could wake him up but of course it doesn't.
  • I liked that in the flash back when Alec was telling Izzy that he wasn't sure if he could go through with the parabatai ceremony that she told him that him and Jace work best together but they aren't meant be lovers and that one day he would find someone who would love all of him in way that Jace never could.
  • I think that when Clary kisses Simon on the cheek when she tells him goodbye after encouraging him to tell his mother the truth about him being a vampire is the first time that she shows romantic feelings for him in the series.
  • I don't like how Raphael threatens to hurt Simon's mom if he doesn't find Camille fast enough but I do like that Simon decided to move back home after hearing these threats.
  • I like that Clary tells Luke that Jace isn't the one that killed Gretel and that this leads to Luke calling his wolves off.
  • I find it a bit sad how Jace is willing to let Maia and the other werewolves kill him but he won't allow them to until after he saves Alec's life.
  • I like that Izzy arrives just in time to save Jace from the werewolves but I also like that she told him not to thank her yet because of the deal she made with Aldertree,
  • I like that we saw Jace and Alec's parabatai ceremony and we saw them saying the oath in flash back while Jace said it present day hoping that saying it would be what would bring Alec back to them.
  • I liked that when Jace thought that he lost Alec that he hugged him and told him please don't leave me while crying and I was so glad that Alec woke up a moment after that.
  • I liked that when Jace and Alec saw that each other was okay that they hugged and that they were both clearly crying because they were so relieved that the other was okay.
  • I liked that when Jace was arrested at the end and Alec asked what was going on that Jace said everything was okay because Alec was safe and that's all that really matters.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

TV Review: Fight My Way

                                                        Fight My Way Review
Fight My Way is about childhood friends Go Dong man and Choi Ae ra who both start off the series with working dead end jobs while they had put their true dreams on hold. Ae ra had grown up wanting to be an announcer but she had put down pursuing that dream on hold because earning money was more important than getting her dream job which now seems out of reach because she's not as young or experienced as the other girls that are trying out for the announcer position. While Dong man has been avoiding pursuing his dream of being a taekwondo fighter because of an incident that he was involved years ago that caused him so much shame that he's given up on martial arts completely because he no longer believes he deserves to pursue his dream. Eventually both Ae ra and Dong man decided to pursue their dreams despite the doubts that they are both feeling about whether or not they will come true.

As the show goes on it becomes clear to both Dong man and Ae ra have feelings for each other but since they have been friends for the majority of their lives neither one of them knows what to do with their new feelings for each other. It seems that Ae ra has been somewhat aware that she has romantic feelings for Dong man despite not knowing what to do with that while these feelings are new for Dong man and he has no idea what they mean which leads him to being confused and awkward about he feels. As time goes on Dong man and Ae ra figure out their feelings and decide to take a chance on a romantic relationship with each other and their relationship is a joy to watch.

One of the subplots in the series deal with Ae ra and Dong man's friends Baek Seol hee and Kim Joo man who have been dating for years but are still hiding their relationship at work which is something that makes Seol hee feel insecure especially when one of Joo man's new co works start flirting with him even though he keeps turning her down he still doesn't tell her that he isn't single which cause Seol hee to worry. As time goes on it becomes clear that while Seol hee is fine with the way things have been between the two of them even if they don't have a lot of money that Joo man is unhappy with where he is in life because he feels that Seol hee deserves better than what he can give her and he feels like she sacrifice too much for his benefit which causes even more of a rift in their relationship.

Overall I really liked this series, I really enjoyed the characters and I felt like they were pretty realistic and relatable which is something I really enjoyed. I thought that the relationship between the leads was really great and I thought that the relationship between the secondary couple was complicated in way that overall enjoyed even if it was far from perfect. Please tell me your thoughts on this show in the comment section below.

Top 10 Books That Have Been on My to Be Read List for the Longest Time

1. Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin: This book has been on my to be read list since it first came out and while I do still want to read this book I also didn't remember that this book existed until I went back and looked at my old to be read lists.
2. Born Wicked: This was another book that I forgot about until I went back and looked at my list but once I saw the title I remembered what it was about and then I got really excited about reading this book someday, again.
3. A Touch of Power: I'm pretty sure I actually started reading this book but I stopped for some reason but since I don't remember disliking it and I remember the description being good I'm going to still put this on the list.
4. Dash and Lilly's Book of Dares: I have owned this book for years now and I really don't know why I haven't bothered reading it yet but now that I remember that I have this book hopefully I'll read it soon.
5. Will Grayson: Another book I own that I've had for awhile now that I don't understand why I haven't read especially considering that John Green is one of the authors for this book and I'm a big fan of his work.
6. Wither: While I do still want to read this book, I actually do get why I haven't read it yet because honestly I remember being only mildly interested in reading this book but I also quite loved the cover for the series.
7. If I Stay: This is another book that I already own that I haven't read but I was never too terribly interested in reading this book and since my only real interested in this book came from the fact that everyone else was talking about it, I think I'm going to skip it since it really doesn't sound like my kind of thing.
8. Entwined: Yet another book I already own that I feel like I should read but since I can't actually remember what it was about I don't see myself reading it anytime soon.
9. The Gathering: I've wanted to read this book since I finished reading The Darkest Powers series since this book is set in the same universe and since I got this book for Christmas hopefully I'll be able to start reading it soon.
10. Vampire Academy: This is another book that I hope I'll be able to start reading rather soon since I also already own this book.

TV Review: The 100: The Four Horsemen(4.03)

                                         The 100: The Four Horsemen(4.03)Review
  • I find it worrying that the hunting trips are bring back less and less meat because that could be because the radiation is starting to get to the animals in some way and as Raven points out that at the rate their getting their food and with no way to make their own there won't be enough food for everyone to eat one meal a day.
  • I like that when Bellamy causally says that he won't be starving because he won't be inside that Clarke says right away that he will be inside despite the fact that she hasn't made the list of the hundred people that will survive yet because she just won't let herself think of a situation where Bellamy isn't one of the people that is surviving.
  • I like that when some grounders come to the Ark's people for help when they are suffering from an illness that Luna begs them not to turn them away since she didn't help them when they came to her for help.
  • I find it very worrying that the grounders are suffering from an illness brought on by radiation since it means that they don't have much time to find solutions on how to survive.
  • I liked that Roan went to Octavia when the flame was stolen and I liked that she told him that if he can't trust Indra than he can't trust her, I like that Indra points out why they can't search everyone and I like that Octavia pointed out that finding the flame is a better solution than starting a war.
  • I like that Roan can tell that Indra is worried about the person that Octavia has become and the fact that she helped to make her that way.
  • I'm sad that Emori is feeling jealous of the relationship Murphy had with Ontari even though he says multiple times that he didn't have a choice about it and I understand why she finds that hard to believe but he is telling her the truth.
  • I'm sad that Murphy is leaving Emori to steal food from the ark's people because he's a better thief than hunter but I'm glad he's going back there because it means he'll learn about the radiation coming.
  • I liked that when Luna asked Bellamy if he thought she deserved this that he tells her no one deserves to suffer and that this would have happened regardless of the choices she made.
  • I find it very worrisome that it seems like the radiation will end up hitting in two months rather than six months and that it will be very hard to be sure that the ark is going to be ready in that amount of time.
  • I kind of like and find it a bit cruel how Raven points out to Clarke that she is in charge of repairing the ship and making it ready for the fallout while Clarke is the one that decides who lives and who dies.
  • I like that it turns out that Jaha has found out about a fall out shelter that was owned by a doomsday cult that can sustain the lives of a thousand people. I like that Clarke and Bellamy are ready to go see if it's survivable while Raven doesn't want to risk loosing even one day of work being done on the Ark.
  • I like how Raven is thinking of what will become of them all in two months rather than thinking of how they can save people today and I like that Abby sees that as her being the one sentencing those people to die while Raven sees that as preserving their lives.
  • I liked that after Murphy hears about how the world is ending and how Abby wants to save the sick people that he steals the radiation medicine for Abby and tells her and Jackson to go be doctors.
  • I like that Abby decides to give the medicine to the child first and then wait and see if it works before giving to the others so they don't waste medicine on people they can't save.
  • I like that the new flame keeper turned out to be Indra's daughter and I like that Octavia spared her life for Indra's sake.
  • I like that Octavia came up with a plan that made people believe that the flame was destroyed while it was actually safe with Indra's daughter who went on the run with it.
  • I liked that Jaha told Bellamy that Clarke is lucky to have him because he keeps her centered and I liked that Bellamy told him that it's really the other way around.
  • I liked that Jaha doesn't think that Bellamy needs redemption because everything he did was to protect his people and I like that he asks Bellamy how many people does he have to save before he forgives himself.
  • I was sad that the doomsday cult's shelter wasn't one that was able to survive the radiation but I hope that there is a way that they can make it survivable before the radiation hits.
  • I like that Murphy tells Emori that there is something bad coming and that they need to find a way to be on the right side of the door to survive it and I like that she knows that he means that they have to find a way to make themselves useful in order to survive.
  • I like that Clarke puts Bellamy on the list of hundred people who can survive even though he didn't think he deserved to be on that list and she didn't even put her own name on the list.
  • I like that Bellamy tells Clarke that if he's on the list than so is she and then he writes her name down when she refuses to.
  • I like that Bellamy tells Clarke that they should put the list away and hope that they'll never have to use it and I like that he tells Clarke that as long as their still breathing he has hope they can save all their people.
  • I like that Luna being a night blood means that she can survive radiation and I like that Abby plans to try to use that to find a way for them to survive.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

Top 10 Kdramas I Watched in 2017

1. W: Two Worlds: This series is one that dealt with a very creative idea with having one of our leads be a comic book character that discovers that is a fictional character and this leads to quite a few philosophical questions about what it really means to be human and it also I allowed for the plot at least whenever it was in the comic book world to be dictated by story logic rather than real world logic which was a lot of fun. The story also had a very sweet romance at the center of it and it was also a thriller that ended up having a villain that was almost completely unstoppable since he lacked an identity. This show had lots of twists and turns through out and also had characters that I loved rooting for which makes this series one that is very hard to top.
2. While You Were Sleeping: This series is one that deals with the idea of if you can see the future would you actually be able to change the future for the better and if you can't than how will you deal with that. This drama is one that I really ended up loving because of it's characters they were just so well written that I felt like they felt like real people and I really ended up adoring the lead couple because of how well they suited each other and worked together.
3. Because This is My First Life: This series was a really fun one that dealt with our leads finding themselves accidently living together and eventually deciding that getting fake married was the most logical solution to their current problems. I really loved the characters in this drama they were well fleshed out and a bit quirky and I loved seeing them and their relationship develop through out the series.
4. Dream High: This series is a heartwarming story about high schoolers pursuing their dreams to make it in the Kpop industry. This series is one that had a lot of heart to it and really loved that we focused on a group of characters rather than just one or two and I ended up loving them all and enjoying their growth as individuals as well as their relationship development. I also really loved the soundtrack for this series.
5. School 2013: This is a series that dealt with the daily struggles of high school students and teachers and I really loved how this series did such a good job of making you invested in all the characters and making you understand things differently depending on which characters point of view you were viewing the situation from. I really loved how this series was able to make everyday problems feel so high stacks because of how much they matter to the characters.
6. White Christmas: This series is a great psychological thriller and character study that asked interesting questions about humanity. I really loved the mood and atmosphere that series had and I really loved how the series constantly used the threat of violence rather than actually violence to raise the stacks in any given situation.
7. Suspicious Partner: This series was one that was a lot of fun it was romantic comedy that also had a murder mystery and legal drama aspects to it which worked pretty well together in this series. This series had good characters I really enjoyed watching and I found myself invested in it's story for the majority of the series.
8. Cheese in the Trap: This series that dealt with the college life of a girl just finishing up college was one that I found myself relating to and investing in a lot because of how well written the characters were and like School 2013 I felt that this series also did a good job of making the everyday stuff feel high stacks.
9. Witch's Romance: This is a delightful romantic comedy that had great leading characters that worked so very well together and it is honestly one of the series that I find the most fun and romantic to watch.
10. Marriage Not Dating: This series is a hilarious romantic comedy that involves fake dating and surprising amount of character depth and growth as well as being series that can be quite heartwarming at times as well.