Show Recaps: Week 2/21 – 2/27

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Okay folks. I have decided how I am actually going to do this. I will not have a set amount of TV shows I will cover each week. There will be at least one. For the most part, it will be just the shows that really hit me and made me fume with comments. Yes, I take notes while I am watching these shows. I have Word on my phone and keep it open while watching the shows. I was using a notebook, but it was just uncomfortable. I also type on my phone way faster than I write. Odd?

Moving on. This week I didn’t figure out how I was going to do this until half way through the week, so…I only have 3 shows for you today. And only one with a lot to say.

The Walking Dead
Time: Sunday 9pm
Channel: AMC
Episode: The Next World

Thoughts: Loved this episode so much! The bro relationship between Rick and Daryl. The hook up between Rick and Michonne (FINALLY!). And Jesus…who is dreamy and I am hoping that he is a good guy. According to an article I read, in the comics he is a good guy. But we will see.

And we see the true heart of Carl, leading Zombie Deanna to Spencer. He knew it had to be someone that loved her to take her out. And I am sure it gave Spence a little peace knowing his mother was no longer wondering around the world as a zombie.

Now, let me go into this whole Rick and Michonne deal. I saw it coming, I really did. I have been rooting for this since they left the prison. You have two people who were built to survive the apocalypse, they can have a little romance and keep their heads on straight. Meaning, they will make it, they are in it for the long haul. Not to mention that Carl basically told Michonne she was family and he loved her as so. Also, have you seen how much Michonne loves Carl and Judith? It is a family made in the apocalypse heavens! LET IT BE!

Shadowhunters
Time: 9 Pm Tuesday
Channel: Free Form
Episode: Major Arcana

Thoughts: I don’t have much to say about this show this week. I just wanted to ask a few of you who are fans, did Clary treat Simon this bad in the books? She has basically turned her back on him. He is turning into a vampire and Clary can’t seem to even pick up the phone. If I recall correctly, in the books she was a little more aware of what her best friend was going through. So why does the show have to be so dramatic about it and make Clary look like the worst friend in the world?

Also, OMG! Alec and Magnus! Love!

 

The 100
Time: Thursday 9PM
Channel: The CW
Episode: Bitter Harvest

Thoughts: Okay, so this show is starting to tick me off. Not to the point where I want to stop watching, but to the point where I want to jump into the television and rip throats out. First you have the sky people at Arkadia, fighting among themselves. They finally reached some kind of agreement with the grounders and stupid Marcus decides that there just has to be an election to make things fair. Big mistake sir!

Now we have this douche nozzle Pike ruining everything the first 100 fought so hard to achieve. Clarke is sitting around with Lexa trying to keep her from killing the sky people, probably setting the site for Lexa to get herself killed. You know how the Grounders have survived? They kill their enemies. You know who their enemies are? The people of Arkadia. Okay, not all of them, but can we please kill Pike already?

Then, we have Jaha with his city of lights BS. I feel like this little happy pill he is handing out is some kind of packet of nano bots. Come on, we all know what happens when you start injecting people with nano bots…the bots take over and all of humanity is lost. But Jaha is too stupid to see what is going on right before his eyes.

So, in conclusion, let Lexa take out Pike and any of his followers except for Bellamy. Which, side note, I am so disappointed in Bellamy. I am totally still shipping Clarke and Bellamy. They should have been a couple a long time ago and wish they would see that already. Sure, Clarke has had her romp in the sheets with chicks, but she was meant for Bellamy! Don’t tell me any different.

Sorry, got off track. Like I was saying, let Lexa in to kill Pike and his followers, give the leadership of Arkadia back to Kane or Abby. Get Lexa back on board with killing her enemies before she becomes too much of a pansy to keep things together. Then find some way to wipe out Jaha’s brain washing computer program. I just can’t take this anymore with Clarke fighting for her people and her people fighting against everything she is doing to save them. Also, we really need to get Pike out of the way before Jaha brings down his hell storm.

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TV Show Recap

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Hey friends! Have you watched a lot of television this week? I watched about as much as I usually do. Okay, I watch a fair amount of television. Too much really. But I love stories, even if it comes in the form of mind numbing television. I have a few shows to share with you this week.

And don’t worry, I’m not going to share every show I watch every week. Just the ones I feel I need to discuss or maybe haven’t said much about. I will have just a handful every week.

Let’s get into this!

First up…last week I completely bashed this show and I continued to watch it with hopes it would get better.

Shadowhunters:

This comes on Tuesdays at 9PM on Freeform.

I watched this past weeks episode and I can’t lie, I actually enjoyed this episode. Next week Episode 6 airs, so you can still catch up. The acting this week was so much better and I was actually interested in the show.

Baby Daddy:

This comes on Freeform, Wednesdays at 8:30pm. I started watching this it’s first season in 2012. To be completely honest, I had no idea that this had been on for so long! I started watching it because of the cast and obviously, the adorable baby. It’s such a cute show and I might be crushing on Jean-Luc Bilodeau. You can totally check out this show with out seeing any of the other seasons. But the whole show is hilarious.

Young & Hungry:

Another Freeform show. Airs on Wednesdays at 8, right before Baby Daddy. I started watching this one because of Emily Osment. I loved her in Hannah Montana…don’t judge me for watching that show. When I found her on another show, I was instantly hooked. She is such a wonderful actress and her character on this show is just so much fun. I stayed with the show because of the back and forth romance/drama between Gabie and Josh. It’s rather frustrating. But the start of this season is looking promising for the cute couple. Again, you can probably tune into this show now and pretty much know what is going on. It’s good for a laugh!

Shannara Chronicles:

MTV Tuesday nights at 10PM. Like I said last week, I am super impressed with MTV and this show! Why am I bringing this up again this week? Because I love it!

Also, this world is set in a post apocalyptic world. The world as we know it right now has come to a screeching hault and this is what left over. The latest episode, episode 7 reminds you that this is a world after our own. Princess Amberle and Eretria fall into a high school gym. In one scene Amberle is looking at a year book, and says something about how those people didn’t even see it coming. She also mentions how they all look so happy. Which is laughable because who is happy in high school? But not my point. It was a moment that acutally made me think about things around me. What would happen if the world did end suddenly.

Looking at this scene it looks like the world ended in the middle of a high school prom. The gym is decorated like it would be for prom or some other kind of dance. It was just a moment that got to me and kind of shocked me because I had forgotten that the world this show takes place in is beyond the life we live now. It was interesting.

iZombie:

Tuesdays @ 9PM on WYCWD

This show is so awesome and in it’s second season. Liv is a zombie, working in a morgue. Her coworker/friend knows what she is and she is supplied with brains when ever she needs them. The goal of her and her friend Ravi is to find the cure for her condition, and the condition of other Zombies spread throughout the world.

I love this show so much! It’s such a unique concept. We have become obsessed with Zombies, but until now most of us see zombies as mindless creatures who just fumble around and feed off the living. This show gives these zombies a life. A “what if” kind of thing.

That’s all I am going to talk about this week. I will do actual recaps eventually. I just have to remind myself to start watching with a pen and paper so I have some notes to go on. Sometimes after I watch a show, everything leaves my brain until it comes on again and I go “Oh, that’s what happened last week!”

What shows have you been watching? What is your favorite? Are you ready for Walking Dead this Sunday!!??!

What Are You Watching?

One thing I said I was going to do was talking about this year was some of the shows I am watching at the moment. Well…I have been watching a few shows. So let’s dive into a quick chat about what I am watching!

New Shows

Shadowhunters:

I wanted to talk about this show first because I was so exited for this one. I read the Mortal Instruments books by Cassandra Clare. I saw the City of Bones movie. I love the whole Shadowhunters world. And then this show came out…I have basically hated every minute of the three episodes I pushed myself through.

Let me tell you, the acting in this show is so horrible. It just feels low budget and half thought out. The dialogue is boring, and it’s not nearly as magical as the books or the movie. I am terribly upset by this. Honestly, I feel like most of the blame goes to the girl cast as Clary, Katherine McNamara. Everything I have seen her acting in has been horrible. In everything I remember her in she has been this spoiled brat that gets upset when she doesn’t get her way. Sadly, she has brought this into Shadowhunters and Clary. I loved Clary in the books and the movie. I do not love the Clary of the TV show.

I will not continue watching this show. Not only because of the horrible acting and poorly written screenplay, but also, I feel like they just changed too much from the books. It just doesn’t feel like the same story and it’s no longer a story I am interested in.

Shannara Chronicles:

Another TV show based on a novel series. Unlike Shadowhunters, I absolutely love this show. It is so amazing! I have heard bad things about the book series, but watching the show makes me want to read the books. Although, I could be disappointed in one or the other after reading the book.

The acting is on point with this show, which honestly surprised me. I don’t know why, because Teen Wolf is an MTV original show and I love it. I just thought with this show being a high fantasy kind of show, that the budget wouldn’t cover the effects it would need to make the show amazing. I was so wrong!

I love Austin Butler, who plays Wil, one of the main characters. He is seriously gorgeous…the lips… Anyways. He is an amazing actor and I loved him in Switched at Birth. He is much better at playing a half elf, half human though.

The leading women of the show, Poppy Drayton (plays Princess Amberle), and Ivana Baquero (plays Eretria) are also amazing actors. I don’t recall any thing else that have played in, but their acting on this show makes me want to see more from them.

Seriously if you have not checked out this show, please take a couple of hours and watch the first two shows. I don’t think you need the first two to be hooked, but you know, just in case you have your doubts.

Lucifer:

This is another show I had my doubts about and I have only seen one episode. Not because I didn’t like the first, I just haven’t had time to watch the second episode. The first episode was very intriguing and I really enjoyed it. It’s a nice twist on the devil himself and what he might be like in real life.

But you see in the first episode, that him leaving hell to mingle among the humans is starting to change him. Then again, it seems like he was forced to be the king of hell, and it doesn’t really suit him. I am looking forward to seeing more of this show and I really hope the future episodes follow the first and keep me interested. There is so much they could do with the story line.

Returning Shows

Teen Wolf:

 

What really needs to be said about this show? It’s amazing, I love it, and this season has been incredible so far. I thought I would start getting bored at this point, but the show just keeps me on the edge of my seat!

The 100:

This show is in it’s third season and it just keeps getting better and better. Who hasn’t thought about what the world will be like when radiation forces us to escape into space and limited air supply sends us crashing back to the home once deemed unfit for human life?

Also, this was based on a book. I’m afraid to read the book. I’m thinking I will just wait until the show is cancelled (hopefully after several more successful seasons) before I even try reading the books.

There are many more shows that I watch…trust me. There are a ton. But, I have weeks to cover them. I want to start doing a recap/discussion on each episode. Short discussions for episodes I enjoyed with one or two comments, and more in depth discussion for episodes that leave my jaw in the floor.

I will also add times and days that these shows air. Call me lazy this week…I’m trying to get my stuff together to make my post better. Just hang in there with me while I figure it all out.

Tell me, what shows are you watching??

Got in a Little Funk

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Yesterday I finally had a day off. I worked 7 days straight and with my ankle it felt like years. Maybe not that long, but I was in serious need of a good rest day.

I made the decision to spend my day laying in bed watching TV and eating junk food. And that is exactly what I did. I hardly spoke to anyone and my poor little Pixel didn’t get the play time that she needed. By the end of the day I was in such a funk that I just wanted to drift away and be forgotten. I wanted to cease to exist.

Lucky for me that was cured with a little reading and a lot of sleep. I didn’t mean to sleep so much, but evidently my body needed it.

Today I am feeling much better. I have left my room and spoke to my mom a little bit and my TV is not on. It may come on later today because I want to watch and Anime that has been waiting for me, but I have other things to do first. I really should clean my room, but who wants to clean on a day off?

I have made a note to myself and told my friends and family to never let me take a vacation day like that again. I just can’t do it. I can’t sit around doing nothing all day. It doesn’t work for me. I am happiest when I am productive in any way. I can write, clean, research, read. Anything but sit in front of the TV and watch mind numbing movies all day. Of course, if I had actually put in Labyrinth yesterday it wouldn’t have been such a complete fail.

So, in my need for a rest day I realized that rest is not something I do anymore. At least not an entire day of it. I have to be productive to feel good about myself. I have so much to do in my life and I have to start doing it before I waste what ever time it is that I have left.

My monthly goals have been shot. I have not written a single thing other than blog post and I have now missed two days of blogging. I need to do better, and I will. At least now I know that I can no longer be the unproductive girl I used to be.

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Show Review: The 100

There are a few new shows starting up recently.  Some have been on for about three weeks, while others have only had their first episode.  One show that has only had one episode is The 100.

This show comes on the CW on Wednesday nights at 9PM.

The idea of this show is the Earth has been evacuated for 97 years and what ever population made it off the Earth safely is now floating in space on the Ark.  Sadly, the Ark is dying and they have to figure out a way to save lives.  The  Chancellor of this ship is like the president, he calls all the shots.  Because of the tight space and the lack of supplies, any and all crimes are punishable by death.  Lucky for anyone under 18, they get to sit in a cell until their 18th birthday before they are sentenced to death.

Now, the reason Earth was evacuated is because of radiation poisoning.  Someone on the ark decides that Earth might actually be safe to return to, but in order to check they create a plan.  Unfortunately for 100 of the kids under 18, rotting away in a cell, this plan includes putting them in a ship and sending them down to Earth.  These teens are given a simple task.  Make it to Earth to test the air, if they die Earth is not safe, if they live they are to find supplies that were left in a safety zone 97 years ago before Earth had to be left behind.

As soon as the ship lands on Earth the kids separate.  You pretty much know from there who is going to cause problems and who is going to take the mission seriously.  Of course, they all committed some kind of crime, so why would they start listening to the adults now?

My Take on the Show
The first episode was fantastic.  It was enough to keep me interested and left me wanting more.  Here are my thoughts in a nice little list!

  1. First of all, these kids are criminals.  They have all done something stupid to put themselves in prison.  Why would they be the first to send down?  Actually, it makes sense to send down criminals to see if they survive, but why so many at one time?  They could have been sent in smaller groups.
  2. Why kids?  They are all under 18.  They are minors with parents that still love them no matter what stupid crime they did.
  3. ANY CRIME can get you locked up.  Does this mean that if one kid steals an extra bite of food and gets caught, the kid automatically goes into lock down to wait for his death the moment he turns 18?
  4. Each couple is only allowed one child.  One couple has a second child and tries to hide it.  When the child is discovered it is taken from the family and the mother is killed.  Was this really necessary?  Really??
  5. One group of kids goes off to find the supplies they were told about.  On their trek through the woods they encounter a deer with two faces and a giant snake that chills in the river.  Is anything safe to eat?
  6. At night the plants glow and two of the teens that are awake find it fascinating.  Yes, it was gorgeous, but it was caused by radiation…is it really that beautiful?  Will it kill you?
  7. One kid that knows his plants picks a flower and eats it.  What part of radiation did they not understand?

All in all, I will be watching more of this show.  Curiosity killed the cat, but I bet the cat was never bored.  This show has got my attention.  I want to know what is going to happen.  Will the ark be saved?  Will everyone return to Earth?  Is Earth really safe?  And who will fall in love with who?  A good show is never complete without a love story, even just a hint of one!

At least in my opinion.

What Do You Think?

Have you seen the show?  If so did you like it?  Do you want to watch it?  Go HERE to check it out!

Dancing with Robots

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I have noticed that there are a lot of commercials about cars and food.  It seems like that is all commercials are about anymore.  We watch television for entertainment, just for our minds to be injected with images of food, cars, money, and new technology.  No wonder everyone wants to snack while watching their programs.

I saw a commercial yesterday that has struck a nerve with me and I just cant let it go.  I’m not even sure what the commercial is about.  It’s something about fiber optics and technology.  It’s a simple commercial too.  The background is a soothing blue, while words and outlines of images are shown in a brilliant white.  One of the things that the commercial mentions is something about technology making us more human.  To be honest, this is the dumbest thing anyone could possibly think! At least in my opinion.

Technology, while I love it, has been the core reason for a lot of problems now days.  I remember when I was a kid, when I left the house no one could get in touch with me.  Sure, my mom knew where I was, but she couldn’t just call or text my cell phone and ask if I was okay.  We had to rely on phones that were jammed into a wall or couldn’t go too far from it’s charging station.  And if someone wanted to break up with their significant other, it had to be done in person.  Not through e-mail or text messaging.  Even a phone call trumps being dumped by words on a screen.

People think that it’s okay to stay in touch with friends and family with a quick message on Facebook or twitter.  We have friends all across the world that we have never seen face to face.  Yeah, that is fantastic to know people from all over the world, and it’s great to learn about different cultures the moment they change.  It’s great that I can turn on the TV and know what the weather is like in Hawaii.

Technology is great!  But it is also slowly tearing down what makes us human.  Human interaction.  The touch of a hand, the hug from a cousin, and the kiss from a lover.  Instead we are sending little characters that sit on a screen and we pretend that it is enough.

I can see it now.  Some where in the future we will all be living in these bubbles of solitude.  I will have a bathroom, kitchen, and a bed.  Everything will be run by machines and when I want to talk to my best friend I will call her up and her hologram will land in my house.  We will not know what it feels like to touch another human being because that was “so last year.”  We will become the robots ourselves, just going about life living through the images that race across a screen.  Though, if you really think about it we are really close to that already.

I am not saying we should destroy technology and stop growing.  I feel like we should try a little harder to not be so busy that the only thing we have time for is Facetime chat, or a Twitter conversation.

No, technology will not make us more human.  It could possibly make us smarter because information is so easy to find with technology, but if we rely on it too much we will lose what makes us unique and fantastic.  Think about Wall-E.  It took a robot to remind the humans how to be human.  I’m not sure I want to live in that kind of world.  No matter how hard I fight it, I love being close to people, feeling their warmth and fighting away their hugs.  I love being able to look someone in the eye and talk to them.  We are human.  Flesh and blood.  And it might do us some good to put down the technology for a little bit and remember what it’s like to have grass between our toes.

TV Addiction

First I would like to congratulate myself for posting everyday this week! I won’t be posting this weekend though, that is my planning time…which I haven’t been doing, but I will now…hopefully.

On to the show!

Last night was the best night of TV since last fall!  I seriously love fall.  Everything about it is fantastic.  The smells, the colors, the TV!

Last night one of my favorite shows started back…can you guess what it was?  The Vampire Diaries! To make things better, it was the premier of The Originals.  Of course, Glee was on too.

I know that people are going to eventually start complaining because of the two vampire shows back to back.  I always hear people say how tired they are of vampires.  Where does this come from?  I am completely obsessed with vampires, and I promise you I will watch every vampire show on TV…at least once anyways.

Actually, anything to do with supernatural beings, I will be all for it.  I can’t explain my draw to it, I just love anything not of this world.

So my thoughts on last nights shows?  I will go into more detail later, I don’t want to give away any spoilers.  So here is a quick…”What I think” for you.

The Vampire Diaries-  Ian Somerhalder…how did I survive without seeing his gorgeous face on the television? I will not lie, I am in love with this guy.  I follow him on twitter and he is always so nice! And he makes a fantastic vampire.  Other than that, the episode last night was really good.  It had me on the edge of my seat at the end, and I almost yelled at my TV when the hour was up…I have a love/hate relationship with cliff hangers.

The Originals- Awesome! I can not wait to see how the story progresses.  I really want Klaus to find some kind of happiness here.  He may be a bad guy…but is he really??

Glee- I realize it’s so far from the other two.  There is nothing supernatural about it, and a lot of people hate it.  Me…I love Glee!  I love the emotional roller-coaster it puts me on. I love the singing and dancing, and how cute are the gay couples?! This weeks episode though, I felt was lacking something.  I am sure they will make up for it next week when they finally address the death of Finn (Corey Monteith).  I have already warned everyone that next Thursday, I will watch Glee alone and I will go straight to bed after, just so no one sees me crying or traces of my puffy red eyes.

Parenthood- Yep, I watched it too.  This show is all over the place! It has always been that way though, so I wasn’t expecting anything less.  I feel like this season has so much more drama than the past.  It actually makes my head hurt, but I love it.  I don’t like drama in my real life, so I eat it up when it’s on television.

So, what did you watch last night?  Did you watch any of these shows?  If so, what did you think of them?

I can’t wait for next week.  So many more new shows, including American Horror Story! Have you seen the snippets and previews for it? OMG! It’s going to be amazeballs!

Have a fantastic weekend my friends!