Thursday, May 31, 2018

TV Review: Just Between Lovers

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

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

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

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

Book Review: Literally

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

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

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

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

TV Review: Shadowhunters: Iron Sisters(2.06)

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