Secret Life of the American Teenager 


When it first aired I too was sold on the great Molly Ringwald’s return. If seen Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club. Secret Life was one of those shows that I caught just before college. 

Basic premise is Amy is a high school freshman who finds out the hot bad boy she banged in band camp got het pregnant.  Along with normal social issues, Secret Life explores Amy’s life as eldest daughter, expectant mother all while dealing with the struggles of maneuvering high school.

I gotta be honest here, I don’t know who’s secret life this is but I feel terribly sorry for them and the townies that surround them.

After a series of partner swaps and questionable plot twists my senior year Netflix binge fizzled during the 4th season premiere. What was once ABC family offered both and entertaining yet loosely family focused program that sometimes teetered on x-rated. 

These kids got more tail than I did during my senior year of college. Any who I found myself having mushy drama overload and quit watching before the series finale.

I recently rediscovered Secret Life and jumped right back in where I left off. Turns out Ben, spiraled after Amy and Ricky got back together and unfortunately as of Season 5 episode 10 he was still waiting for Amy and Ricky to split up even if he had to wait until they were geriatric. 

There’s a new girl in school who gets to be pregnant and we get to see history repeat itself while a new young guy tries to save the young mother.

Where am I now?

Molly Ringwald, “Amy’s Mom” is a lesbian, Amy and Ricky are pretending to have eloped while their families plan a large wedding. Ben is semi stalking her whilst having also ran through the graduating class. Ricky, Jack and Adrian are all attending the same college.

For some reason there was a pimp roaming campus who beat up Jack. We’ll see how this works. 
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My Netflix Addiction: Fuller House

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Buzz about the Full House reboot had me exciting and worried. Not every idea is a god idea and when I heard the premise I was less than impressed. Twenty – Nine years later D.J. Tanner – Fuller, newly widowed moves back into her childhood home to raise her three sons after her firefighter husband passes.

The first episode a great reunion for the original cast, (except Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen), reveals that Stephanie has become a super HOT! deejay who goes by the name of Deejay Tanner. Insert Canned Laugh Here. Kimmy Gibbler who looks much like she always has, wed and reproduced with latin lover Fernando and the two have a sassy 12-year-old.

Overhearing D.J.’s plight, being a single mom with three kids (maybe she’s being overly dramatic?) Danny, Joey, Jesse and Aunt Becky offer to stay in San Fran to help raise the children.

However, Stephanie offers to give up her jet setting lifestyle to stay and help out and Kimmy eager to move into the Tanner family home since youth leapt at the chance to move in for some added assistance.

Biggest shocker from the show so far – Stephanie revealed that she is unable to have children.

I did appreciate the tie in of the old cast with the new. D.J.’s ex boyfriend now divorced has made it clear that he wants her back and at least one of the familial elders shows up once an episode to help out or eat chicken.

My favorite part so far would be the subtle hints at Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s absence and the quirky they stare into the camera when during punch-lines. Fuller House definitely has my attention.

What’s been your favorite episode so far? Comment below!

Check out the upgrade to the original theme song!

My Netflix Addiction: The Hunted (2003)

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One evening during movie night I found myself scouring the Netflix database trying to find something new to watch. I was in the mood for something action packed, maybe with an explosion or two. What I came across was something better. A fast paced action thriller starring Tommy Lee Jones and Benicio Del Toro called The Hunted.

Netflix described it as this “A retired special ops agent is enlisted to rack down an assassin with a strange proclivity he makes a sport of murdering deer hunters,” and IMDB says, “An FBI deep-woods tracker captures a trained assassin who has made a sport of hunting humans.” Hunted fighting 1

I actually found it to be more of a cat and mouse game between Tommy Lee Jones character LT and Del Toro’s character Aaron Hallman. In true teacher VS student fashion Hallman is the rogue assassin stringing up hunters in the woods. He makes a jab about chickens being slaughtered I guess in an attempt to elude to his ties with PETA.

Overall it was a great movie. I was genuinely interested to see how it all played out in the end. I think the description for the movies don’t really provide insight into what you’ll be watching.

hunted training 1It’s more along the lines of “A retired tracker is enlisted to help put down a rabid former recruit who he trained, who’s gone on a killing spree in a small hunting town while escaping persecution for his Black Ops crimes.”

It was Directed by William Friedken known for his work on movies like “The Exorcist,” “The French Connection” and “Rules of Engagement” another moving also starring Tommy Lee Jones. It was written by David and Peter Griffiths known for movies like Collateral Damage.

If you find yourself in the mood for some action and have yet to see this film Definitely check it out!