While it’s not surprising if I have multiple cop shows to watch at once I was surprised that I have 2 firefighter shows. So, I wanted to share some thoughts I have on 9-1-1 and Fire Country.
You might think that having two firefighting shows is too much but these shows are both super similar and complete opposites. Basically, they are 2 sides of the same coin. Where 9-1-1 has more outrageous situations and is ultimately more happy, Fire Country is more normal situations but insane personal drama. In my mind they complement each other very well. I get to experience both my desire of getting to see everything work out for the characters in the end and getting to see them go through more and more shit.
When I’m craving something more serious Fire Country is there for me. And after I get really stressed about Bode’s future I just watch 9-1-1 to see Buck miraculously survive another extreme force of nature. Best of both worlds! I just love both of these shows and I can’t wait for the next seasons!
This is one of those shows that I not only had high expectations of, but my mind also started to make predictions of what would happen. Sadly for me, my predictions were wrong in this case but that was only the tip of the iceberg for why I didn’t like this show. I will admit my predictions allowed for more sympathy and empathy for the main character and made it more dramatic, so I felt it was kind of boring that it was exactly what the cops at the beginning thought it was. I just felt like why bother making the trailer look like they’re doing all of this to figure out the truth(implying that what the cops originally think isn’t the truth) when instead this was all for one psychologist’s obsession.
The obsession the psychologist had for the mc was just one example of very confusing moments in this show. Throughout the entire show, I just kept saying “Why and what the the fuck is going on?” to myself. So many moments had very little explanation which lead to a bunch of confusion and definitely ruined this show for me. And no moment had less explanation than why the fuck would any government okay spending all this time and money on watching one teenage murder under the guise of making sure he’s safe to be in public. Actually I was wrong the ending itself was way more confusing, like why?!?! That’s all I have to say about the ending.
But all in all this show was just plain strange and confusing and I would have to give it a 4 out of 10.
Now that there’s been plenty of time for people to finish Queen Charlotte I feel like I can talk about it now. First and foremost I really enjoyed this show. They excelled at so many things in this show, but the one that really stuck out most to me was how well they connected it to the main Bridgerton story. The flashforwards to the “present” were the perfect way to keep the show connected to the rest of the Bridgertonverse and make it clear that this mini-series is mainly to show more background on characters that get overlooked in the original show. But at the same time, the flashforwards were limited enough that you get completely engrossed in Charlotte and George’s story almost forgetting about the connections.
I also loved how all of the characters felt like accurate portrayals of their younger selves. By that I mean I never once thought “How did they change so much?” or “This doesn’t seem like the character I know”. Any differences from past to present are given good explanations. Everything about this show came together perfectly to make a great mini spin-off show so I would give it 8 out of 10.
With my bracket already prepared there are no more predictions to be made so I decided to instead talk about last week’s big drama! That’s right the Riptide v. Shatter fight, and more specifically Riptide itself. I want to start off by saying that even though I love Shatter(in my top 5) and really wanted them to beat Riptide I wasn’t able to lie to myself and say they actually had a chance sadly. So, the outcome wasn’t unexpected but this fight definitely solidified my massive dislike(some might even say hate) of Riptide. I was already super pissed at them for the completely unnecessary destruction of Captain Shrederator, like seriously they were on their back with no hope of flipping over and Riptide still felt the need to keep destroying them. Real dick move, even if they were trying to impress the selection committee, there’s still something called class and sportsmanship. People were calling Jake Ewert the new villain of BattleBots a few seasons ago because of his Huge catcher thing and saying stuff about sportsmanship. What Riptide did was way worse! So, I already was mad at Riptide and then they go and call Team Shatter paranoid even though they literally caught them breaking a rule?!?! It doesn’t matter if it was something innocent like putting decorations on the bot for the walkout, Team Shatter had every right to demand a re-weigh. And they had even more of a reason to demand re-testing after the bot magically weighs less! Like hello!! Where did that missing weight go? Also don’t get me started on that “handshake” Ethan “offered”, no self-respecting person would shake the hand of someone who just said the shit he did about them if they had a choice so I know that he did that just to try and make Adam look like a dick for not shaking his hand.
I would have 100000% done exactly the same thing that Adam did(especially after learning there was more drama in the pits), not only making sure everything was 100% fair but I too wouldn’t shake his hand. All of this is to say I love Shatter and hope with all hope that Riptide does not win.
I was very intrigued when I saw ads for this show so I had high expectations. But sadly I would say the show was average. In all the promotions they made it seem like it was going to be extremely sexy but for fucks sake they were broken up for half the show. It had practically the same amount of sexy time as every other crime drama I watch so I kept thinking “false advertising” to myself. Another big issue I had was that for a good chunk of the show, Emma annoyed me so much with her naivety and black-and-white view of the world. I just wanted to shake her and be like “Girl do you not know the reputation of the CIA?!?!?”. She acted so superior just because he was a criminal and she was an agent even though her agency has done worse then him!
Though I will admit the last couple of episodes made it a lot better in my eyes and even got me to look forward to a second season a bit. I just wish Emma lost her rose-colored CIA glasses sooner than she did. But at least she did by the end which I think will make a second season way better if it gets renewed. So, I would ultimately give this show a 6 out of 10 with the hope it gets better.
Since I’ve already done a partial review of Will Trent, this post will be shorter. Everything thing I have to say can basically boil down to, I Love This Show! But I will still elaborate because I love talking about this show. I think one of the best parts of this show is that no character is perfect well that’s not exactly right there is one character… Bad Bitch Betty! But barring Betty every other character has unique problems, which of course makes for some great drama and even better character development.
I just can’t get enough of this show and I’ve already thought about a few things I hope/am excited to see in the second season. First I am very interested in seeing how Ormewood will react to learning that Will has dyslexia. Since he’s been a lot nicer to Will, I wonder if he’ll not make a big deal about it or will he make jokes about it? That’s the main thing I’m thinking about for season 2 but also hope we will get more flashbacks of Will’s past. Oh, and I almost forgot but of course, I still give this show a 10 out of 10!
With the announcement of remake series of 2 of my pillar fandoms, I thought I should share some of my thoughts.
I’m not super excited for this show but I’m also not upset about it. While I think the movies were perfect and it’s way tooooooooooo soon for a remake I am very interested(and a bit excited) to see the scenes they had to change/cut out. But even though I don’t think it’ll be a bad show I would have much preferred if they did a spin-off or prequel to add to the Wizarding World. Specifically, if they did a prequel about the Marauders or a spin-off about Ilvermorny. If they did that instead I would be extremely excited instead of the semi-interested I am. But ultimately I probably will watch the show and maybe even enjoy it.
Unlike the Harry Potter series which I can completely understand how doing a series is worth it, doing a Twilight series is stupid. I know it’s been a while since I’ve watched the movies and even longer since I’ve read the books but there is almost nothing I can remember that was in the books but not the movies. So, it just seems plain useless to make a show, like what else can they add to the story to make it more than 2 hours. The only way I can see them make a show “worth it” is by turning it into some high school drama show. But also again I will still probably watch it because I’ve been dying for a good vampire show right now.