The Walking Dead Review

I’ve been following this show for roughly a year now. I remember vaguely hiding in my room on Christmas day so that I could get a few episodes in. That should tell you how good this stuff is.

At first I thought, ugh a zombie show, definitely only for those gamer people. But AMC are the same people that spun out a gem like Breaking Bad, and I simply thought that they must be given a chance.

I was pleasantly surprised to see that the show is more about survival of the fittest, surviving in a world where money has no power and only your skills can save you. I used to dream about a world like that, and now I don’t have to, I can just watch it on TV.

It originally centered around Rick, who is a cop that has been shot and as a result ends up in a coma. He awakens to find himself in a world overrun with the walking dead. He must try to adapt to his new found circumstances and find his family whom he believes is not dead. As the seasons progressed, new characters were added and their storylines followed in conjunction with Rick’s.

It has been 5 seasons now, and this show still keeps me on edge. Every minute is unexpected. It’s not as scary as most people believe, it’s only the sneaky attacks that are scary and it just sucks when people die or turn into walkers.

I tried to watch an episode in work last week during lunch and I legit held the spoon infront of my mouth for 50 minutes. Every episode is action packed and I have found myself rooting for favorites to survive.

After every episode I find myself watching out car windows, thinking that slow moving people are definitely walkers and I plan out my method of attack and self defense. LOL

Summary: Excellent show, great acting and plots. Guaranteed to keep you interested regardless of whether you like zombies or not.

Rating: 9/10

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Grateful and Guilty Pleasure ! – Kardashians Edition

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Grateful and Guilty.”
Grateful and Guilty

I consider myself a person with intellectual taste in movies and televisions shows however, one show I absolutely do not feel turned off by is Keeping Up With The Kardashians! Definitely a guilty pleasure ! I have possibly seen all the episodes twice since E! does their marathons.

The show is about a family that rose to fame from a sex scandal and they were able to build an empire as a result. Although they are beyond ridiculous and over dramatic, one has to respect the work that went into riding the media into fame as well as sustaining it for so long and still keeping viewers hooked after so many seasons,

Personally I feel as though I have evolved on their journey along with them and I can pretend I am part of their too large family which is great for me since I am an only child. It always has me in stitches laughing. Usually a show like this with no real plot or substance would disinterest me immediately but I am hooked!

Awkward Review

I discovered this underrated beaut while studying at University. It was one of those moments where all of your roommates are gathered around the TV to unwind and just the right show is on to be that fix you needed to help you carry on for the rest of the semester. Despite the fact that we all had extremely different taste, we were all laughing and facepalming Jenna’s shenanigans together.

Basically the show revolves around Jenna, who is going through that awkward High School phase where everything is confusing but she tries to make sense of the chaos by capturing her thoughts on her blog. Anyone who went to High School can relate to the situations she faces which appeared to be larger than life at the time.

Some of these co-curriculars include falling in love with the hottest guy in school, cheating bfs, having a crazy psycho bffs and fighting with them, good guy vs. bad guy, that crazy bitch that’s out to get your man, embarrassing parents, flunking school phases, therapy, bullying, drugs, sex? Seriously, the list goes on. Who can honestly say they’ve never experienced these things? Someone living under a rock that’s who.

I adore the way the show uses sarcastic humor to handle all of the serious topics mentioned above. The cast itself is great and each character is over exaggerated, which is usually annoying to me but in this case it only fuels to the comic twist of the show. Each episode is way too short but I guess that just makes me keep wanting more.

The show is currently in Season 4 and I’ve seen speculations that the next season might be its last 😦 which brings out these feelings of not wanting High School to end even though it sucked majorly.

But at the moment, even though my roommates and I aren’t living together anymore, every Tuesday we still gather around the TV at 10pm to watch this show at the same time together while still communicating (isn’t technology amazing).

Summary: Great show to watch with your girls or if you wanna feel better about your High School life. Light, funny; short and sweet.

Rating: 7/10

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Teen Wolf Review

I have been recommended this show so many times that I began to question whether the people who told me to watch it are even my friends.

My original thoughts regarding this show were “Oh gosh, another twilight spin”, “MTV is just going down the drain” and “The guys are cute but even that not making me watch it”. 

One night when sleep eluded me, I decided to view an episode in order to fall asleep (that’s how poorly I thought of it). The show started darker than I was expecting, in the wee hours of the morning I’m not ashamed to admit that I was a bit spooked. Surprisingly, I made it to the end of the episode without falling asleep however it still wasn’t on the level where I would binge watch it. The acting was poor and transparent but upon messaging a friend whose opinion I regard highly, he said that it got better so I decided to persist with the series, which at the time had completed four seasons. 

I like to refer to the first two seasons as the toddler stage, with the actors learning the ropes as they went along. It wasn’t necessarily good but it wasn’t completely terrible either. Basically some teens were turned into werewolves and the anti-werewolves group didn’t like this so they opposed them. I became frustrated with the main character Scott, who seemed to have no brains when his love interest, Allison, was involved (not the actors fault but purely how the character was supposed to be portrayed). I had no interest in Derek either, who played the bad boy character but I adored the gay character, Danny, who they put as a comic relief. The redeeming point was the sidekick, Stiles, who is not only hilarious but is the brains of the entire operation. Aside from this, his acting was superb so I decided to continue to the next season only to see where the series was taking him. 

The third season was a complete turn around. Everyone not only looked better, the acting was finally on point and hallelujah.. Scott and Allison called it quits. Scott finally stopped toting/pining for Allison allowing his character to develop and she in turn became more badass herself. A new cast of hot werewolves were also introduced here as an opposing pack. They split this season into two stories which I found was more efficient as well. The plots were way darker and edgier and my fave, Stiles , also got to be the main character for the second half of the season. Trust me, he did not disappoint! After this season he got me fan-girling hard (something I haven’t done since I first saw Johnny Depp in a movie). At the end of this season there were some serious feels to be felt and I was genuinely surprised that this was the same show that had me skeptical.

Season four was a bit of a letdown after the action packed S3 however I was extremely satisfied that Stiles finally got his own love interest. Scott also got a new girl but I was actually impressed with how far his character had progressed. Most of the cast from the previous seasons left as well, which was a little disheartening after all these emotions were invested in them but I guess good ratings require fresh faces. 

Conclusion: I will be tuning in for the next season if only to see Dylan O’Brien’s aka Stiles progress. It’s a good watch if you want something edgy but still light. 

Rating: 6.5/10

Suits Review

When beginning a new show I often do a survey from my friends. I ask a lot of people regardless of whether we have the same taste or not (mostly because once I know someones favorite show is Pretty Little Liars and they also enjoy the show in question I can cross it off my list). I was very surprised that majority of the people with whom I connect with (both those with good taste and those with questionable taste) actually enjoyed this show. This backed with rave reviews I have seen weekly via my Facebook friends (along with it constantly staring me in the face as a recommendation by Netflix) cemented my choice.

I was very skeptical at first due to my utter distaste for anything associated with the law however I found the characters wittily charming and admirably intelligent, I mean who doesn’t love a good smartass. It is basically a rags to riches story which the entire human population can relate to. The story revolves around Mike Ross, a guy who has had it tough doing sketchy stuff actually trying to better himself. Patrick Adams portrays the character of a prodigy beautifully allowing audiences to empathize with him while still being in awe of his vast never-failing intelligence and he’s nice to his grandma (insert awws from millions of female viewers). Harvey Spector aka “the best closer in town” played by Gabriel Macht is the most impressive with his hard shell exterior and his “I know I’m better than you” attitude doesn’t turn you off as one might expect but actually made me respect him because to be frank he is better than me. This along with strong female leads and an arch nemesis for Harvey keeps the show interesting for me.

I won’t spoil the show but basically Harvey takes a chance on hiring Mike as his associate regardless of his lack of educational background which shows there is some softness under his shell. The two then form a bond, sticking together when times get tough and conquering the law world, one lawsuit at a time.

Didn’t exactly hurt its chances when they mentioned my country in s3 e1. I finally understand that whole country pride thing :p

Summary: Motivational show for those studying to be lawyers while still being a good watch for those who appreciate good sarcasm. I mean who doesn’t love a guy in a good suit? 

Rating: 7/10