What I’m Watching This Fall

What I’m Watching This Fall

Oh fall! The leaves are changing; the air is becoming cooler, and not to mention we can finally pull out the cute scarves and booties we are excited to wear; oh and Pumpkin flavored everything.

However, the best thing about fall is that all our great TV shows are coming back and there are news ones to explore. So this is my “What I’m Watching This Fall!”

Let’s start off with returning favorites:

  • The Flash: It’s the perfect family-friendly action show that stars a ridiculously cute and charming hero, Grant Gustin as Barry Allen. When Barry was struck by lightening, he fulfilled everyone’s dream and became a superhero. Now with his super speed, Barry, along with his science smart friends try to save Central City. While the show seems to focus on Barry’s struggle with doing the right thing vs. being selfish in each episode, it still seems to make the viewers intrigued on what will happen next.  If you haven’t started watching The Flash, I recommend watching seasons 1 & 2 on Netflix. Airs on CW, Tuesday at 8/7C.
  • Arrow: The Arrow is a bit more dark than The Flash. It still has that moral struggle that hero (Stephen Amell) must conquer every episode but it’s explained in a more broody, and violent way. Oliver Queen is the anti-hero that everyone loves, but must learn to conquer his inner demons to do the right thing and save his city. It’s a definite watch. Plus the cast is gorgeous and perfect. The previous seasons are as well on Netflix. Check it out! Airs on CW, Wednesday at 8/7C.
  • Supergirl (Yes, I like my DC comic book shows): Supergirl has a similar feel to The Flash. It’s a heartwarming story that focuses on a heroin (yay for B.A. women) trying to figure out how to deal with her supernatural powers. Kara (Supergirl), played by Melissa Benoist, is living in the shadows of her famous cousin (Superman). At first she is told there is no need for her to be a hero, but Kara has to learn that she is just as valuable and capable as Superman. It’s quite a female power, upbringing, fun show that I highly recommend! I just binged season one; so I’m kind of on a Supergirl hype right now (please join my level). Airs on CW, Monday at 8/7C.
  • Quantico: What will Alex Parrish (Priyanka Chopra) be framed for this time around? Okay, but seriously if they frame her this season I will not be happy. Anyways, Quantico is an exciting mystery filled with romance, action and a good old fashion guessing game of who is the killer. It’s a show that will make you begging for more after every episode. Airs on ABC, Sunday at 10/9C.
  • Modern Family: Do I really need to say anything here? It’s only one of the best (along with The Big Bang Theory) comedies on TV right now. It’s a wonderful cast, and they will keep you laughing every episode.  Don’t worry if you haven’t started watching it. Modern Family is the kind of show you can just jump right into any episode and love it. Airs on ABC, Wednesday at 9/8C.
  • Younger: My inner child is loving Hilary Duff on Younger! Not to mention the rest of the cast is pretty talented themselves. It’s a heartwarming drama about a 40 year old woman trying to pass as a 27 year old in order to work her dream job. However, Liza (Sutton Foster) realizes it isn’t that easy to be young again. It airs on TV Land, Wednesdays at 10/9C.

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  • Westworld: This science fiction thriller is based off the 1973 movie, Westworld. While the HBO new series has only aired one episode, it seems to me that the series might be heading into a different direction than the movie; however, this isn’t always a bad thing.  In my opinion, the show seems to be going for more of a battle of the wits, rather than mostly violence. However, time will only tell. Either way, with a great cast like James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, Anthony Hopkins, and Ed Harris it should be quite the show to watch. If you have HBO, check it out.
  •  To be honest I want to put another new show here, but there hasn’t been another one that has really stuck. I have watched the amazing Kristen Bell in The Good Place, but I wasn’t super excited about it. I mean it’s funny, but hasn’t won me over yet. I watched Kevin James’s new comedy, Kevin Can Wait, but sadly wasn’t impressed. I just finished watching Timeless, and that show has potential! I have set my DVR. Hopefully it will be a new hit show to check out; I’ll keep you posted!

For now that is all! Have fun TV watching! Oh and Netflix binging (is that a word?)

 

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Netflix Review: Spotlight

Netflix Review: Spotlight

If you are looking for a new movie to watch on Netflix, I highly recommend the 2016 Oscar Best Picture, Spotlight. Starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, and Rachel McAdams, the film follows the behind-the-scenes look at 2001 Boston Globe report on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The film starts off a bit slow. It actually took my boyfriend and me some time to get invested into the movie, but I promise you it picks up. So keep watching.

It becomes interesting when you see why this movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and that’s for one reason the story itself. While yes the acting is superb, the greatness of this movie doesn’t lie within the acting. No, it’s about the importance of having freedom of press, and the importance of reporting the truth even when it’s going against one of the biggest intuitions in your area.

The film reveals how intuitions can control and manipulate our judicial system, and the judicial system is something that should not be able to be corrupted (even though we all know it is). It goes beyond the basis of the horrific crime itself to the reason why people in power get away with these crimes.

The film really makes you stop and think. For me it made me think about religion. For others it could be about the government. Either way, it’s a must see.

Movies are not always about the huge explosions and the action scenes. Movies can be used to spread powerful information in an effective way, which is exactly what this movie does. It’s important to watch films that make you contemplate the world around you. This is why I encourage everyone that the next film you watch for movie night be Spotlight.

 

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The End is Near for Game of Thrones

The End is Near for Game of Thrones

Wow! What an episode Game of Thrones aired this evening. If you haven’t watched it, beware of the spoilers in this post. Also, if you haven’t watched it, go watch it right now!

Let’s start off with that epic beginning. Cersei showed her true ruthlessness by not only killing the High Sparrow and all his followers, but also everyone that came to that trial. Including, the beloved Margarey and Loras Tyrell. I must say I held more of a sadness with the loss of Loras over Margarey. Loras went from suffering, to being forced to confess, to being killed. Just a really bitter situation for him.  Margarey at least was able to live in somewhat luxury before dying.  Either way, their deaths made me dislike Cersei even more. However, Cersei got her punishment when her last child, Tommen, killed himself. But wait did she get her punishment? It seems that Cersei has fully given into her dark side as she took her place on the Iron Throne. Leaving no real impression that she is broken by the death of her last child, which brings up the question on what we can now expect from the current Queen.

Let’s just hope Dany gets to Westeros before any real damage is done. Unlikely, because well this is Game of Thrones. This leads me next to Danenerys and Tyrion. Anyone else get the impression that Tyrion might have developed feelings for Dany? Maybe I read too much into that scene between them. However, I do believe Dany’s segment was foreshadowing to an event happening towards the end. Her getting married. My hopeful theory is that she will marry Jon Snow. Especially, now that it has been officially confirmed that Snow is the offspring of Lyanna Stark and (probably) Rhaegar Targaryen. If you remember, the Targaryens only married each other. So Jon and Dany have an even more reason to marry now. One can hope!

Jon might actually find himself on the throne by the end of this, if he can survive Little Finger. Jon being hailed the king of the north, which put an even bigger target on his back. A target placed by Little Finger himself. Let’s hope Little Finger isn’t able to murder the king this time around. My hopeful prediction: Sansa will kill Little Finger before he is able to kill Jon Snow ( I keep saying hopeful, because with Game of Thrones you really can never predict anything good).

It has become obvious to me that the ending of the series is insight. It is no surprise that the producers have come out and said that the last two seasons will be shorter. My theory: Next season will be Dany conquering the Iron Throne. The final season: The battle between the humans and the White Walkers. In the end I hope Jon and Dany sit together as a married couple, ruling the Iron Throne.

 

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Ben is Engaged to…

Ben is Engaged to…

 

*Warning Spoilers*

 

Well the Bachelor finale happened tonight, and we finally got to see who Ben chooses. I must say I looked up who was going to win in the beginning of the season, but during this finale I wasn’t sure. I thought what I read was wrong, because it looked clear that JoJo would be the winner. He seemed to be surer of his feelings for her than Lauren. However, the rumors were true and Ben proposed to Lauren B.  I was quite happy. Like I have said before, JoJo seemed more like a best friend, rather than a soulmate and I guess Ben agreed. Also, they really do seem to be in love (I hope it stays that way).

During the finale, I cried and got angry all in the span of two hours. Man that finale was full on emotional rollercoaster. The time I cried was when Lauren started crying during the end of their date. It really seemed like he was saying goodbye to her, and my heart broke. Lauren really seems in love with him. I wanted her to win, and I cried at the chance that she might not. As for when I got angry was when Ben dumped JoJo (I know I’m all over the place, like Ben). I wanted to slap him for JoJo, and I was hoping she would. He completely led her on, and it was messed up. JoJo really trusted him with her heart, and he made her believe she could. It was not cool. Thankfully, JoJo will get her happy ending, because she is the new bachelorette!!

I am so excited to watch JoJo find love next season! She seems like a great person, and deserves a great guy just for her.

 

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Now There is Four

Now There is Four

*Warning Spoilers*

 

Tonight on The Bachelor, it was a hard one to watch. Probably because all the crazies are gone, and now we actually feel for every girl on the show. There isn’t a clear villain that we can root for to be kicked off. Personally, I don’t want to see any of the contestants get hurt. Sadly, this isn’t “Sister Wives,” but the Bachelor.

The episode began with a one-on-one date with my personal favorite, Lauren B. The two clearly have a strong connection, and they were both so cute with those kids. Side note that half-court shot by Ronnie was amazing!

Next it was Jo Jo’s turn. They went to my dream city, Chicago. I must admit the date was pretty cool, but it was also pretty boring. I think Jo Jo is a fun girl, but I’m not a fan of them together. She seems more to be of a best friend, rather than a wife. At least, when it comes to Ben. We will find out soon if Ben agrees.

The group date was so uncomfortable. Especially, when Becca tells Ben that if he doesn’t feel the same way to just tell her, and not to blindside her. Seeing his facial expression caused me to think the end of Becca’s time on the Bachelor was near. Sadly, it was. Becca got what she asked for him not to do and was blindsided tonight. Along, with the rest of Bachelor Nation. Poor Becca.

Anyone else think they were featuring Becca so much tonight as a way to prep her to be a contender for the next Bachelorette? #BeccaforBachelorette seems to show that people thought so too. If fans continue to push for Becca, we might get to finally see Becca find love.

Oh and let’s not forget about sweet, Emily. That awkward one-on-one date with Emily was so painful to watch. I mean I had to leave the room when Emily was talking to Ben’s Mom. I just wanted to scream at her, and say “STOP TALKING!” In her defense, she was clearly just nervous. It’s hard meeting the parents. This didn’t seem to faze Ben’s mom, who was not a fan of Emily’s nervous talking. Ben made it clear that his mom’s opinion was the only opinion, when Ben sent Emily home. Emily does seem too young for marriage though, so I did see his mom’s point.

Overall it was a tough one, and it will probably only get harder.

P.S. Can I just say how entertaining Jo Jo’s hometown date looks to be? Jo Jo’s brother isn’t having Ben. Can’t wait to see what happens.

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Ben Says Goodbye to…

Ben Says Goodbye to…

*Warning Spoilers*

 

Let’s start off with the fact that Olivia did not get her rose taken away at the beginning of the episode. While it would have been pretty mean to have Olivia’s rose taken back, I kind of feel like she deserved it. Olivia seems to have only joined the show for the fame. Even at the end of the episode where she is seen “crying,” it screamed fake. So just like the girls, I was pretty annoyed that Olivia stayed. Especially, after everyone just told him that she is fake. If I was one of the girls, I would have been offended that he trusts Olivia over everyone else. Thankfully, she was sent packing this episode. So now we can all rest easy that Ben won’t end up with her.

And then there is Leah. Let me just say that when the episode started and she didn’t get that one-on-one date card I felt bad for her. My heart went out to Leah, and I thought if I was her I would have just left. It’s clear that if a guy asks a girl on a second date before he asks you, he isn’t all that into you. However, my sympathetic feelings quickly changed when Leah let her insecurities get the best of her. She began smack talking Lauren B, whom from what we have seen does not deserve that. Leah became just as fake as Olivia, and at least Ben was able to see it in Leah.

Overall, it was a great episode. It was sad to see Lauren H. go, but Ben finally said goodbye to two girls who definitely didn’t deserve his heart. So let’s all toast to the fake girls going home.

Can’t wait to see the next episode! Who will be going home next?

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