My Netflix Addiction: 13 Reasons (Season 2)

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Netflix is bring back all my favorites.

I hadn’t realized that I’ve been waiting for this to come back but it definitely is here with a season 2. I’ve made my speculations clear last year, Season 2 could always be 13 Reasons Tyler shoots up the school, 13 Reasons Bryce Walker became a rapist, or 13 Reasons Jessica ends up a teen mom, instead (to the credit of the writers) Season 2 of 139419853d73e67dbfaf6130e629298341-12012781997.jpg Reasons  was all about the bullying case Hannah’s mom started at the end of Season 1.

In season 2 we learn more about Hannah than we originally expected. As the novel 13 Reasons wasn’t a series I wasn’t really sure what to expect. A TV show dealing specifically with a toxic culture of bullying has several seasons in it waiting to be written. The writers behind this show are brilliant.

This season delves deeper into the lives of our 13 main characters while they prepare to testify in the trial of the year. As a mysterious assailant harasses those intended to testify for the prosecution, polaroids begin fb9589db74c7b808ee9ecd6a8d93480499788819.jpgappearing hinting at a deeper conspiracy no one was ready for.

Each of our characters find themselves forced to deal with their truths, a word that gets thrown around a lot considering no one really has the whole story. Klay may be having a psychotic break but Justin definitely has a bigger issue. Like the drug dealing stalker who’s after him and another monkey that seems to love jumping on his back.

Cliche’s aside there is quite a bit about the show that you can guess. Not sure what I mean re-read the intro paragraph. The end of this Season left Justin asking, “What do We do now?” and honestly after having watched it myself… I gotta say, I don’t know. But I definitely didn’t see that coming!

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You had the weekend! Did you Watch Season  2 of 13 Reasons?

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My Netflix Addiction: Dear White People (Season 2)

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Are you guys ready for another semester at Winchester? 

By now we’ve all  marathon watched Season 2 of Dear White People and I’m thrilled… so we can all finally chat about the after math of the not-so-peaceful, peaceful protests. Season Two covers secret societies, the blending of dorms and even a mystery — Who burned down Davis Hall.

Despite that I spent most of season Two trying for the life of me to remember who in the hell Thain was, only to rewatch season one and remember (R.I.P.) Like most college shows we dealt with serious topics.

To abort or not abort my baby,  the discovery that the world doesn’t revolve around you and a student body coup. There was lots of sex this season and I had to ask myself, “Am I gonna vote for Troy?”

The emergence of a Black Illuminati, the recovery and culprits behind the disappearance of Sorbet and a serious death lets you know Season 3 is officially taking way too long to be written I need to know MORE!

 

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What did you think of Season 2?

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#ShowsWeLove:Passions

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Would you believe me if I told you that I’ve watched soaps?

Not a lot of them and in fact there has only been one soap in particular that I ever watched consistently.

Passions Cast 1999Passions however was the one show I obsessed over as a teenager. It took the concept of soap operas added some witchcraft and had me hooked.

Interestingly enough, I found it on YouTube and discovered a Passions Couplesfew things about the show and myself…

For One, I didn’t watch nearly as much of the show as I thought I had. Looking back on it all I’m not even sure how I convinced myself I’d watched most of it since the show originally aired in 1999 well before I would’ve sat down to watch it.

In fact I didn’t actually start watching until late in 2004 when a broken foot had me couch-ridden for a few weeks.

Passions Full Cast 2Since starting the show from the beginning a month ago, I manged to make it to episode 205 of the 2,331 episode series. I started for the Theresa/Ethan, Chad/Whitney story-lines but suffer through the terrible writing for the shenanigans of Tabitha and Timmy and the chance to see the exact day the characters I recognized came into the cast.

The show follows the lives and loves of the Lopez-Fitzgerald’s, Crane’s, Russell’s and Bennett’s; four prominent families in the lush New Passions Full CastEngland town of Harmony. The show is very much blue collar vs white collar with your standard mix of lust, drama and intrigue.

One of the first things I noticed is that I had no idea who most of the cast was. Apparently the cast I grew to love and root for are the replacements for the originals. The Russell’s remained in tact except for Simone who went through three alterations before the show ended.

Theresa, Luis and Pilar were there from the beginning but the Ethan I knew hadn’t taken over the role until 2002. Each episode is around 30 mins long or so, and has been playing consecutively in the background of my life.

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#ShowsWeLove: Charmed Reboot

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I am the sun,

I am the air,

I am human and I need to be loved,

Just like everybody else….does.

I was obsessed with the Halliwell sisters as a kid. Originally airing in 1998, Charmed, was a fantasy-drama starring Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs and Alyssa Milano. I am a huge Alyssa Milano fan and a show involving her and magic was exactly what I needed.

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The show ran for eight years finally ending in 2006 after several battles against darkness and once each of the sisters was married with children. I was crushed to see the show end, but happy they buttoned it up so nicely.

Possible talks of a reboot, sent images of Wyatt and Chris

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returning with children of their own, or perhaps even Phoebe and her children (as she was the only one to have a trio of girls) swirling into focus. Though as the CW began finalizing details about the shows reincarnation, all hopes I’ve had of seeing the Halliwell bloodline continue have been dashed.

Instead the headlines have been checkered with news of a new feminist twist, the Halliwell name being converted and the cast getting a new Hispanic twist. I was afraid that what we’d get was a watered down version of the original we loved. But the CW promised:

“This fierce, funny, feminist reboot of the original series centers on three sisters – Macy (Mantock), Mel (Diaz) and Madison (Jeffery) — in a college town who, after the tragic death of their mother, are stunned to discover they are witches. Soon this powerful threesome must stand together to fight the everyday and supernatural battles that all modern witches must face: from vanquishing powerful demons to toppling the patriarchy.”

No offense to the hardworking staff on this show but with the exception of adding a lesbian to the trio the concept seems very similar to the original Charmed. Madeleine

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Mantock, Melonie Diaz and Sarah Jeffery have been cast as the new versions of the Halliwell sisters though their last name will no longer be Halliwell.

This will be the first television inception of Charmed since the show ended in 2006, but the series had been a comic book following it’s shows end which brought back Prue and

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continued on the Halliwell bloodline. That series also ended in 2012 leaving a new breed of diehard Charmed fans.

Echoes of Prue, Phoebe and Piper are clearly visible in the recreations of the new sisters. The eldest sister, Macy, a veritable Prue clone is described as “practical, driven, and brilliant geneticist.” Also like Prue, her world is most affected by their witchy secret. Mel, the middle sister who also happens to be an outspoken activist and lesbian is very different than Piper (Like a Piper/Paige mix) and finally The youngest sister, Madison, played by Sarah Jeffery described as a “bubbly college freshman” who’s witch business occasionally muddles her sorority girl aspirations.

I’m not completely against it, but i’m a little worried that they’re going to ruin a classic. Hopefully, the show’s move to the CW as well as new writer’s will add to the franchise instead of staining it.

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#ShowsWeLove:OUAT Reboot 

Not many shows survive a reboot. The old fans are just way too attached to the original cast to care about what new story you’re trying to tell. Change the day and time and you’re basically letting the world know you’re about to cancel the show.

So no wonder we all trembled in fear when half the cast of Once Upon A Time quit and the show time moved to Friday’s at 8pm. 

We start this season with a jump to 18-year-old Henry heading through a portal with Regina bidding him farewell. He and a very flustered looking Cinderella are rushing headfirst towards each other on a strip of road in a “New Realm”

Henry is much older now and we understand that this will be a new version of the show entirely by Henry’s farewell to Regina, “There are dozens of stories across the world but I’m the only me” I’m paraphrasing obviously, but it prepares you for when you see another Cinderella.

A fact I’m still on the fence about. On the one hand a reboot means you can do whatever you please however, I vaguely remember Cinderella being one of their first stories.

This new spin with Cinderella as Henry’s true love and the Evil Stepmother as the villain (a great choice btw) definitely let’s us know we’re not in Storeybrooke anymore.

Recycling the first episode of the series is a risk. I’m not sure if I like it yet. Henry as the “true believer” doesn’t seem to believe Lucy very much very a la Emma if i do say so myself. 

Grown up Henry is a blocked writer who hasn’t been able to write anything since his debut Once Upon A Time. He’s surprised by a little girl claiming to be his daughter. 

Sound familiar?

Apparently Hyperion Heights is the new version of Storeybrooke, where everyone is trapped without magic. The neighborhood is being gentrified scattering the original (Storeybrooke) characters across the world. 

In fairytale land Henry was roofied  by a menacing looking Alice who seems to be working for Rumple. Her warning to Henry was that he wasn’t in his story. Yet he and Cinderella seem to be destined for each other.

I wonder what happens to Violet that Cinderella us his true love?

The episode ends with a promotion for our favorite neighborhood Captn. Hook who gets teamed up with Rumplestilitskin/ Weaver. 

Roni/Regina decides to not sell her bar to the wicked stepmother Madame Bellfrey.  Her triumphant monologue pans through the city while we see the slight change in each of our characters.

I’m looking forward to seeing how this plays out.

Operation Glass Slipper is a go!

#ShowsWeLove – Criminal Minds Episode 16 -DEREK


This episode was all about the power of the mind. After Morgan is abducted, he goes to his happy place to avoid the pain his captors will inflict on him.  As they torture him on the outside, Danny Glover a.k.a Derek’s father, guides him through the inner workings of his mind. The BAU is on high alert having one of their own snatched. The kidnappers who have him are working on waking him from his self-induced coma. Morgan however, is trying to figure out why his father is his spirit guide.

His father of course replies that he could be there to help ease him to the other side, help him hold onto life or help him figure out how he ended up on the other side of a BAU kidnapping case. As Derek has a flashback to (Nov 7th, my bday) mini Derrick watches his father getting gunned down while trying to help a woman being mugged.

After a touching emotional break through, his father advises that the men who’ve kidnapped him want to break him and to hold out for them to make a mistake. His father promises to stay with him and even helps him attempt a daring escape waiting until he’s been untied to make his move.

The neighbors have no news on Morgan but Garcia discovers that the CIA has abducted Derrick. While J.J. calls in a favor, Morgan actually wakes up in the cabin, having successfully murdered his captives, he tries to gather himself. Stealing clothes, a cell phone with no signal and a knife. Morgan gets to take a little revenge while interrogating the ring leader.

The plan was for him to have never been found!

Stranded in the cabin and badly burned he tends to his wounds and returns back to his father inside his mind to endure the pain from mending the red phosphorus.  A few more painful memories and Morgan and his father are joined by Garcia who uses his brain as her computer and CMS11 - 1116_ Derek - Promo 10helps him figure out that he was abducted by torturers and when he regains consciousness he discovers the one man he left alive has a phone and has called for help.

The UNSUB swallows an important part to the phone and we fade to commercial as Morgan screams the question we’ve all been trying to figure out…

Why are they doing this and who wants Chocolate Thunder buried?

criminal-minds-season-11-episode-16 MorganIn SAW like fashion, Morgan has to dig through the man’s stomach to pull out the sim card only to find the phone has a password.  His father comes to calm him down and they get back to the case. In one scenario he died in the cabin, he never has a chance to say goodbye. His father snaps him out of it and Morgan redials the last number dialed on the SAT phone.

The team heads in his direction and he and the mystery man on the phone have a pissing contest while they triangulate his signal. Mystery terrorist assures Morgan he’ll be a corpse when the BAU actually finds him. He did arrive first, but with 13 minutes left in the show and a surprise pregnancy, we just knew Morgan was making it to the next episode.

That was until he flat lined on the operating table. A touching father son moment and Derrick is shuffled back to the mortal coil where both his lovely ladies were sleepily waiting. Savannah hadn’t had a chance to tell him she’d been pregnant because fresh from his real coma he ruined the surprise. Now that he’s been knocked around a bit and  she’s knocked up, he finally proposes.

 

Final Question: Why Morgan and what did they want from him? Guess we’ll have to find out in two weeks

 

What did you think of tonight’s episode?

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.

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Check out the upgrade to the original theme song!