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Noughts + Crosses Review

I’m going to jump right in, I LOVED THIS SHOW! For those who don’t know Noughts + Crosses is a BBC show that is a Romeo and Juliet star crossed lovers story that takes place in an alternate reality where Aprica aka Africa conquered Europe. It’s set in London, Albion aka England and focuses on the relationship between Callum a Nought(white low class) and Sephy a Cross(black upper class) in a society where interracial couples are illegal.

First, the premise of the show is extremely interesting to watch, seeing a London based on African culture was cool to see. Same as seeing a society basically flipped on its head. But all of this pales to the joy I experienced watching the relationship between Callum and Sephy! I mostly watch supernatural or action shows so when I absolutely love something that’s neither one of those you know it’s good.

This show made me go through so many feels watching all the struggles these 2 lovers had to go through just for them to be happy together. All in all I give this show a 10 out of 10 because I loved it so much and really really really hope that’s there’s going to be a second season. So, if you want to watch you can find it on Peacock.

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Eragon Book V. Movie

Recently I finished reading Eragon(currently on the third), and I know you’re probably wondering it’s been out for a long time why are you just reading it now? In my defense I wasn’t into reading back when it came out so I never read ended up reading. But I was really into dragons so I watched the movie when it came out and since I never read the book I loved the movie. So when I finally did get into reading I avoided reading the book like the plague because I had heard that it was like so many other book adaptions a.k.a. it sucked and I didn’t want to ruin a movie I liked so I never read it. But recently I re-watched that movie and I was like “fuck it I want more dragons!” and decided to finally read the books.

I’m going to start by saying that I know it wasn’t a great movie and that the changes they made to the actual characters were bad but as someone who has seen so many different movie adaptations that have truly and absolutely suck I don’t really know why this one got so much hate. Because honestly compared to other movies this one was okay, especially if you look at it from the perspective that they were probably not planning on making any of the sequels. I’m not saying that if it was a hit they wouldn’t have made more but to me it looks like the way they made it made it okay if there wasn’t anymore movies after. Like if you look at the changes and stuff they omitted it makes a lot of sense because more then half of the stuff they kept out were big plot points in the next book so excluding it from the movie just kept there from being plot holes or a bunch of cliffhangers. Also I understand some of the stuff they changed so that the story could fit into the time limit of a movie and be within budget. So, honestly I thought it was a pretty good adaptation and my opinion of the movie hasn’t really changed. Obviously that isn’t saying I wouldn’t love there to be more movies and for those to be more accurate to the books. But of all the book adaptations I’ve seen, this one gets a green light and doesn’t deserve the dislike it got.

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IS THIS REAL?!

I recently finished watching SOTUS S which is the second season of the Thai drama SOTUS and I loved every minute of it! It filled my heart up so much but there is 1 thing that I can’t stop thinking about. So some background, in the show one of the main characters does an internship and at the end of the internship the company throws a farewell party for the 2 interns. Like is this a thing in Thailand!? Literally I can’t stop thinking about this. Is this something that the show just made up for the plot of the show or is farewell parties for interns a thing in Thai culture? Because if it is that is insane.

Forget all the relationship drama I need to know if interns are this big of a deal in Thailand. Because if they are, sign me the hell up! Besides for the actual plot that I love so much thats one of the things that I find super interesting when I watch asian dramas. Like all the cultural differences in Thai, Korean, and Chinese dramas (to name a few) makes me wonder how many of them are actual things that happen in real life or are just made up for tv. Until I actually visit Asia I guess my precious dramas will have to be my only knowledge.

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It’s a SHAMEless that it has to end

Ha you like that word play? I do. But really the first episode of the last season of Shameless came on and it’s bitter sweet. Sweet because it was a fun episode but bitter because I know this is the beginning of the end. This is going to be a short post because I don’t want to spoil too much about the episode but I still need to write a little blurb about my love of Shameless. Now I enjoy probably every Shameless episodes(no bad one comes to mind) and this one was no different but the biggest thing that interested me is that it seems like they’re making Covid a huge plot point this season. Which I feel like is a little different from other shows, most other shows I feel like are barely mentioning or just pretending it doesn’t exist in their show. So, this is going to be interesting to see how the Gallaghers are going to survive it. Which I have no doubt they will because as Frank always says “Gallaghers are Fighters”. I just hope that this is going to be a super fun and crazy last season!

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Live-action Mulan Review

I finally watched the new Mulan on Friday because I refused to spend an extra $30 for a movie that I knew in my heart would be a huge disappointment. And surprise surprise it was. So, lets talk about the things Disney did to ruin my second favorite Disney movie of all time one by one. Sorry if this will give spoilers to some people but if you wan’t to be remotely entertained by this movie you need to go into with your eyes opened to the butchering of one of the greatest Disney classics.

First, they “replaced” the great and powerful Mushu with a phoenix! The only thing this phoenix added to the movie was that it was pretty. It did absolutely did nothing but fly around Mulan occasionally. As where Mushu was helpful, funny, and added to the story the phoenix was a “trophy” animal companion. It was just pretty with no purpose.

Second and even more important was the music! This is the thing that really really pisses me off because that is what makes a Disney movie a Disney movie! Especially with Mulan, if I wanted just a normal Mulan story I would watch the actual Chinese made ones. It was even worse that a couple times they played instrumentals versions of the songs that were weird mashups of multiple songs. All in all they ruined it by not including what many would say is the best Disney song of all time!

The worst thing they did was making Mulan into some super skilled witch with magic fighting skills. One of the best things about Mulan was that she became the awesome badass she was through hard work and practice. They completely ruined that by making her perfect at the beginning. The whole magic thing they added into the movie ruined the realisticness of the original movies plot.

Everything I heard about Mulan before it came out was that they wanted to make a culturally accurate movie so they had to change things but everything they changed just ruined the greatness of the original instead so it was a 5 out of 10.

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IT’S ROBOT FIGHTIN TIME!

Finally my favorite reality competition show is back, BATTLE BOTS! I’m not a huge reality competition show watcher but when I discovered Battle Bots a few years ago I got hooked right away. I love watching it sooooooo much.

There’s just something about robots fighting that satisfies that primal need for destruction. The fire, shrapnel, and robots flying 10 ft in the air is just so fun to watch! It also makes it better that there’s never any mention of prize money, so if there is any that’s just second to the pure joy the teams get from fighting robots.

So, now that it’s back everyone needs to watch it!

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Artemis Fowl The Last Guardian

I finally finished the Artemis Fowl series! Now in my defense the set of books I “liberated” from my sister was missing the last 2 books so I had no idea for the longest time that I wasn’t actually done when I thought I was. So, I recently got the last 2 books for my birthday so I reread the the entire series before I read the last 2. As anyone whose reread books know it’s relatively calming because you mostly remember everything that happens. Occasionally you’ll forget something and be surprised for a little bit but in the end when you’re rereading a book nothing is really new so you’re emotions are safe. Now those emotions are extremely in danger when you’re reading a new book, especially when you know those books are the last ones in the series. The entire time you’re reading the book you’re wondering is this it? Is this when my beloved characters meet their end? Do they meet their end? Will they win? Who knows? I surely don’t!

All of these thoughts went through my head when I was reading Atlantis Complex and The Last Guardian and I was loving it! I don’t actually want to say anything about how the series ends because everyone needs to read the Artemis Fowl series for themselves no matter there age! The thing that I really want to mention is the fact that the last 4 sentences of The Last Guardian where the same as the first 4 sentences of the first Artemis Fowl book! I honestly don’t know why but this made my heart burst, it filled me up with so much joy. I’ve dealt with so many different types of endings, some great and some horrible(I’ll complain about those type some other time) but this ending was perfect. Having the sentences be the same made it feel like everything was wrapped up perfectly and it covered every need I had for a satisfying ending. Which is all that really matters for a series finale of anything.

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Ocean’s Prequel Series

Recently I got an idea for an awesome show that I would love to watch! Can you guess what it is? That’s correct, it is a prequel to the Ocean’s movies. I have no idea how you figured it out! But seriously after I watched 11, 12, and 13 multiple times in a random order I thought of an idea for an Ocean’s series and I thought I might as well write it down and put it into the world and maybe the great TV show gods will grant my wish.

So, my idea is that the show would take place when Danny is in his like mid 20’s or 30’s(something like that) and it would show how Danny becomes a big name in the criminal world. And throughout the series Danny would meet almost everyone from the movies in different cons and thefts. Now you’re probably like what about the young guys like Linus who wouldn’t born yet or be toddlers. Well for some of the characters they sadly wouldn’t be able to show up like Yen but for Linus Danny could meet his parents or something like that. There could also be flashbacks to Danny as a child and his families as criminals. I also imagined that the show could some how(probably some time jumps involved) get to Danny meeting and marrying Tess and the show would end with Danny successfully stealing the Incan Matrimonial Head masks and Rusty being like “you won’t be able to sell them though” and Danny’s like “we’ll see” and it ends there and anyone’s who remembers the first movie would be ooooooooh that how he goes to prison!

Obviously that’s not a lot of detail but I would just love to see the background of the characters and how they met, plus I love thief shows.