I binged all of seasons 1 and 2 of Warrior for the first time this weekend and I loved it! I have zero complaints. The martial arts…perfection. The plot…intriguing. The characters…amazing. The costumes(especially Ah Toy’s and Mai Ling’s)…to die for. Seriously I love every outfit that those two come out with and would love to wear some of the outfits myself. But I think I specifically loved the fact that there was every type of character that you could want. By that I mean there was the complex main character, the complex “villain” who you can’t make up your mind if you hate them or not, the morally grey character, the good one, the crazy guy who you just love, the character that you absolutely hate and want them to burn in a fire slowly and painful(I’m talking about you Buckley you piece of shit!), and many more. Every character in this show has “someone’s favorite character” vibe. Except Buckley, if he’s your favorite there is something completely wrong with you. I hate Buckley in case you didn’t realize.
On another note, I’m super excited that it’s getting a 3rd season and I want to talk a little bit about my 2 main hopes for the next season. Both are pretty corny just to warn you. Number 1 is that I hope that Ah Sahm and Mai Ling reconcile. I just want to see the siblings happy together and preferably work together to take down some new big bad that’s threatening them. Number 2 and probably the corniest is that I really want Ah Sahm and Penny to be end game. I just love those two together, I feel like their personalities complement each other very well. But really I give this show a 10 out of 10 and can’t wait for more.
I’m a big fan of the Half Bad Trilogy so I was excited when I heard Netflix was making a show based on the series. Since I was that excited I hate saying it since it’s so cliché, but… the book was better. Now, don’t get me wrong I do think the show is good and I definitely do want them to make more because I am interested to see where it’s going. Especially since they changed sooooooo much which means I would have no idea where they’d go in a second season. Which then means I wouldn’t have much to compare it to.
But, I still have to say that I was pretty disappointed because the book was extremely heart-wrenching. I felt like I was crying every other page, so I was pretty shocked at how good Nathan’s life was in the show compared to the book. That was probably my biggest problem with the show. I can get over changing characters’ powers for no reason or even removing characters altogether. But what really got me was how the trauma Nathan went through in the show was an extremely pale imitation of what book Nathan went through. I was both expecting and excited to be like “Oh my gosh that’s even worse seeing it than reading it!” so I was kind of let down when my heart wasn’t even given the chance to be broken.
Even though I wasn’t extremely happy with the show I did enjoy it. My favorite part was the casting of Nathan and Gabriel. Now I will forever picture them from the show whenever I read the books again which I see as a sign of good casting. I also thought the special effects for the magic were really good. So, when I put the good and the bad together I would give the show a 6 out of 10. With a strong possibility of getting better with more seasons.
I absolutely loved the first season so it’s no surprise that I adored the second too. And before I say anything there will be potential spoilers so don’t hate me if I spoil anything. This season had my emotions on a rollercoaster the whole time. One moment I was joyful seeing Wilhelm learning how to not only deal with his emotions but also learn that his feelings are indeed valid. Next, I was getting frustrated at Simon for basically convincing himself that he needs to move on from Wilhelm even though he still loves him. And don’t get me started on the whole separate rollercoaster that was the show seeming to try and get me to forgive August, even though I never want to forgive that douche nozzle ever! (don’t worry if you’re like me and want August to still be a shitty person, he’s still can’t help being shitty) Oh and I can’t forget the unexpected craziness that came from Sara learning about the pitfalls of love.
This season was just plain great. Even the parts that made me question what they were doing ended up going in a satisfying direction. One unexpected surprise in this season was that I might actually be on my way to forgiving the Queen, well that actually depends on how she reacts to that season finale. Which I hope can only mean there will be a season 3 because we can’t end the show on that bombshell of an ending. So, once again Young Royals was an amazing show and I give it a 10 out of 10.
There have been a lot of conflicting reviews for the Rings of Power so I’m here to give you a completely unbiased review from a person that knows around 10 things total about Lord of the Rings(and most of those are just names). I know this is one of those shows where a bunch of people just keep shitting on it but I truly don’t know what’s their problem with it. I thought the special effects and cgi was great, the sets and costumes were beautiful( especially the weapons and armor oooh do I love me a cool ass dagger and some cool ass armor), and of course my favorite part was the characters.
The duos of Elrond and Durin and Nori and Poppy were to die for! I love me some undying friendships. Now is the part I talk about some spoilers, so sorry in advance. I first have to mention that I waited to watch the show till after all the episodes came out so I had things spoiled for me by Twitter by accident. Specifically that Halbrand is the one and only Sauron. And I’m actually kind of happy that I had that spoiled for me because I was able to skip the feelings of betrayal and immediately switch to the “you be your bad bitch self Halbrand”, “no one’s a better Dark Lord than you”, and of course “aww there goes my little evil boy growing up and creating his own evil empire”. I just really enjoyed the show and can’t wait to see more(especially more of the dwarves and my favorite Halbrand/Sauron) and so I’d give it an 8 out of 10.
I loved She-Hulk and it’s definitely my 2nd favorite MCU show so far, just behind Moon Knight. It had me laughing every episode followed by excitement for the next episode. Which truthfully not many of the other shows have left me that desire for next weeks episode to come faster. I think the best part of the show was that it didn’t take itself too seriously, it was just plain fun. Honestly, I feel like She-Hulk succeed where Thor Love and Thunder fell short. It had that fun sitcom feel but when it did have those few moments of seriousness they stuck and actually felt like they had an impact. Of course, I have to mention my love of all the cameos(especially one blind lawyer) and the 4th wall breaks. Every single 4th wall break and cameo was amazing and I am shocked about how much this show makes me want Matt and Jen to be end game! I was not expecting that!
On the other hand I know a lot of people hated this show and shat on every little detail but I truly do not understand where their hate is coming from. Now, I will admit there were maybe twoish times in the entire show where the CGI was lacking but it was only for a minute and I quickly moved on. I just don’t understand why some people are so harsh on a show that was just having fun and letting loose. And so I give the show a 9 out of 10.
This show was FLAWLESS! Actually, that’s not true, there is one flaw and that flaw is that there isn’t enough! I need more and I need it now, well maybe not right now I would like it to last for a long long time. But seriously I absolutely loved the show. Before I talk more about The Sandman, I feel compelled to say that I haven’t read any of the comics. But now that that’s out of the way time to gush about Sandman!
So, when I first heard that this show was being made like a year or 2 ago(I can’t remember) I knew immediately that I would love it. Unlike other shows where I try to keep my expectations low, so I don’t get disappointed, this one they were astronomically high. And… NOT. A. SINGLE. EXPECTATION. WAS. CRUSHED. It was everything I wished for and more.
I don’t really feel the need to get into the beautiful special effects and the perfect cast so, I’m just going to talk about my 2 favorite parts of the show. The first is Dreams voice! Oh my gosh, it was perfect! It was like a deep raspy whisper and I enjoyed listening to every second Tom spoke. My second favorite part is also many many other peoples favorite. And that is the Hob Gadling half of The Sound of Her Wings episode. Of course I loved the whole episode but there was just something special about seeing Dream making a friend for life.
One thing that I also really liked that honestly surprised me was that the show had an almost anthology/slice-of-life feel to it. Now usually, I’m not a fan of anthologies but the way this show went about it was really enjoyable to me. My biggest wish for the show(besides it being renewed of course) is that there will me more slice-of-life episodes. Like, I just want to see Dream going about his daily life without any world altering events happening. I would be so amused the whole time.
Oh! I almost forget another thing that I absolutely adore about the show, which doesn’t even really deal with the actual show. That is Neil Gaiman’s defense of the show. As a fan of adaptions(who’s gotten used to being let down) having the creator not only be a huge part of the creation but also defend it is amazing.
So, as you might have guessed I give this show a 1000000000000000000 out of 10.
Well I failed once again to get an 8 out of 8 prediction correct so this is my last time before the round of 32. Wish me luck.
Bloodsport vs. Claw Viper
I think Bloodsport will win this as long as they get their spinner going. I also can’t really see how Claw Viper can flip Bloodsport easily.
Madcatter vs. Rampage
100% Madcatter will win. And if for some reason they don’t then its bullshit.
Huge vs. Switchback
As always there has to be a fight that I can’t decide on. I can see Switchback being able to hit Huge but they don’t really have a good record this season so I have to ultimately say Huge will win.
Kraken vs. Glitch
Well as we’ve seen Glitch might be the new King of the low ground and I can’t really see how Kraken can do any damage to Glitch without damaging themselves so I think Glitch has the better chance of winning. But I really like Kraken so I’m still going to root for them to win.
Mammoth vs. Lucky
I think Mammoth will win this. I just don’t see how Lucky can flip Mammoth.
Rusty vs. Witch Doctor
Rusty’s great but I can’t see them beating Witch Doctor.
Fusion vs. Icewave
I know Fusion has been doing much better this season but I don’t think it’s fanciness can beat the simplicity of Icewaves weapon.
Blade vs. Dragon Slayer
Considering Blades record this season I have to say Dragon Slayer will win. But I do really want to see something impressive from Blade since it looks really cool.
Now let’s see what happens this time!
Last week I was more disappointed in the actual fights then my failures at prediction so hopefully it goes better this week.
Gruff vs. Cobalt
Cobalt is strong but I think Gruffs durability will win this one.
Duck! vs. Riptide
I’m not too confident in Riptide but Duck really disappointed me last time I rooted for them so this time I’m going to say Riptide.
Valkyrie vs. Pardon My French
We haven’t seen too much of what Pardon is capable of this season so I’m going to go with the safe bet and say Valkyrie will win.
Lock-Jaw vs. Blip
I’m not sure about this one but I’m feeling that Blip might be able to win this one if they can fling Lock-Jaw a couple of times.
Minotaur vs. Deep Six
Since I really enjoy Deep Six and really want to see a redemption for their last fight I’m going with them. Plus I’m not quite sure how much damage Minotaur can do to Deep Six.
Subzero vs. Hijinx
I think Hijinx will win this one.
Skorpios vs. Yeti
This is one of those fights where I can see either one winning so I’m going to root for the one I like more. Which is of course is the glorious hammer saw!(I love hammer saw bots)
Defender vs. Retrograde
I think Retrogrades low ground will allow them to have the control in the fight and thus the win.
As always lets hope I get that allusive 8 out of 8 correct.
I did okay last week so still aiming for a perfect score.
Malice vs. Blacksmith
I’m not super confident on this one but I think Blacksmith might win this one.
Black Dragon vs. Claw Viper
If Black Dragon doesn’t win this I will be shocked.
Gigabyte vs. Smeeeeeeeeeeee
This will either be a long fight or Gigabyte will win right away. But either way I think Gigabyte will win.
Glitch vs. Hydra
I want Hydra to win this one but from the last time we saw Glitch we know it has such low ground it gets stuck so I’m afraid it might have lower ground then Hydra. But I trust Hydra will know how to deal with that.
Tombstone vs. Free Shipping
This is another fight that if Tombstone doesn’t win it will be a crazy upset.
Ribbot vs. P1
I think Ribbot will win this one.
End Game vs. Sawblaze
Why do they have to keep doing fights that make me feel conflicted! I want Sawblaze to win with out a doubt but I also know that End Game is really tough to beat so it’s anyones game.
Captain Shrederator vs. Jäger
If Captain Shrederator doesn’t win then something is wrong with the world.
As always lets see how many I get right.