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Bingeing Vs. Weekly Watching

Today I was randomly thinking about if I prefer binge-watching or weekly watching more. I definitely prefer weekly watching then bingeing. I think the only time binge-watching is fine is when it’s either a short season or the episodes are short. Anything outside of those parameters is much harder to binge, it’s not impossible just harder, especially for someone with a busy schedule. Obviously, I still binge when I can but I think that’s more due to the fact that I’m afraid of spoilers. That’s probably why I think weekly episodes are better because it is way easier to avoid spoilers for a single episode than for an entire season.

Another plus for weekly episode watching in my book is probably a con for others, but that is that it lasts longer. I get to have more time to obsess about the show, predict future events, and even more time to create head cannons. The only 2 benefits I can think of for binge-watching are that if you can watch all the episodes at once then you feel successful and that it can be fun doing a binge marathon with others. But besides that, there are way more benefits of weekly episode watching than binge watching and if Netflix decides to only do weekly episodes I would be a-okay.

The only con I can think of for weekly watching is that if you get behind by a week or two it sometimes gets hard to catch up. But that’s really the only con I can think of so I’m for weekly watching all the way!

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BattleBots S07 E05: Predictions

I haven’t been doing too well this season so let’s hope I get better as time goes on.

Minotaur vs. Free Shipping

Definitely have to go with Minotaur for this one plain and simple.

Ribbot vs. Claw Viper

I’m feeling Ribbot for this fight for some reason.

Sawblaze vs. Lock-Jaw

Obviously got to go with my ride-or-die Sawblaze!

Huge vs. Blip

I originally wanted to say Huge right off the bat but for some reason, I feel like Blip will win.

Fusion vs. Witch Doctor

Fusion has been doing better this season but I still have to go with Witch Doctor for this one.

Double Tap vs. Doomba

This seems like it’s going to be a very interesting fight but I’ve got to go with Double Tap since Doomba confuses me.

Riptide vs. Madcatter

I’m fine with either bot winning but I feel like Madcatter will get the win.

Let’s hope I have guessed right this week but if the only fight I get correct is Sawblaze’s fight then I’ll be a happy camper.

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Wednesday Review

I finally got around to finishing up Wednesday so I thought there’s no better time to post a review than on Wednesday. This might be an unpopular opinion but all around I thought it was a good show but not a great one. While Jenna Ortega was amazing as Wednesday for some reason, the show just didn’t get its hooks into me like other shows have. When other shows that I truly loved finished a season I would wait with bated breath to hear if it was renewed or not but with Wednesday I honestly would have been fine either way. It wasn’t bad but there were just one too many things that I had a problem with for me to be all in.

The biggest problem was the strained relationship between Wednesday and Morticia. Now, I’m no expert on the Addams family but from everything I know about them it just feels wrong that there’d be any tension between them at all. Another less serious problem I had was that it only became clear halfway through the season that everyone outside of the school knew about the supernatural and that outcast was the show’s name for supernaturals instead of a description. I don’t know if I just missed it but it took me way too long to realize that the normies actually knew about the supernatural and that created too much confusion for me. I also got kind of annoyed that the other characters seemed to flip-flop between not understanding Wednesday and understanding her. One moment they would act like they understood the way she acted then the next they would be mad at her for something she did. I just found the inconsistency a little annoying.

So the problems I have with the show combined with the good parts make me give the show a 6 out of 10.

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You People Review

This was a great rom-com plain and simple so I’ll keep this review short and sweet. I was laughing at every joke and cringing from secondhand embarrassment from every awkward moment and it was fantastic. While the comedy was great the romance half of this movie was even more so. There’s not much that can beat the classic “it’s what’s inside that counts” and You People excelled at that. And I loved Jonah Hill and Lauren London as the main characters, they both were perfect in their roles. All of the different parts came together to create a super fun movie to watch that I’d give a 7 out of 10.

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Lockwood & Co. Review

I binged this show in one day and I fucking loved it! Everything about this show was awesome the premise, the action, and especially the characters. And even though I’ve never read it I’ve seen others saying it’s a great adaptation which as anyone knows is a huge plus. In this review, I wanted to talk about the 2 things I loved the most in this show.

First off is the whole premise of the show, a ghost-hunting show where the whole world knows about ghosts. In most supernatural shows like this usually, the majority of society doesn’t believe which obviously makes life harder for the main characters. But Lockwood & Co. flips that scenario on its head and I found that extremely entertaining. For once the characters can do their job and not have to make bullshit excuses for what they’re doing which is so refreshing. On a side note, I just have to mention how much I love them using rapiers to fight ghosts, especially as a huge fan of blades who has started collecting them too.

The other part of the show that I was completely in love with was the characters. More specifically Lockwood himself and even more specifically than that was how they dealt with his death wish. I was so emotional every time it was clear he didn’t want to be alive and even more so when he finally starts to realize life is worth living with the help of his new family. The whole situation was just so heart-rending and made me feel so much for him.

I just love this show so much that I give it a 10 out of 10 and am extremely hoping it gets a second season(I need to know what’s behind that door!) but I’m also preparing myself for the worst.

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Teen Wolf The Movie Review

This is going to be a short review to try and avoid too many spoilers but I will probably mention some just to warn you. I had a lot of fun watching this movie, it felt like classic Teen Wolf which brought out all the nostalgia feels. Before I talk about what I loved about the movie I’m going to get the bad stuff out of the way first. Obviously, Stiles isn’t in it, even though we knew that was going to happen I still hoped that they were lying but hey at least he wasn’t dead. I also felt like everything was very rushed, everything happened so fast and a lot was skimmed over. I would have loved it if we got more time before the shit hit the fan to see how everyone was living and more specifically how they got where they were. It would have been nice to get a little explanation on how Liam met Hikari. There were also some cheesy moments but in hindsight that’s classic Teen Wolf so I actually love those parts.

But everything that could be considered “bad” in this movie was overshadowed by my pure joy at having Scallison back!!!! Of all my ships in all my fandoms, Scallison is my all-time favorite and nothing makes me happier than seeing my ships sail. I’m just so so so so happy that baby boy Scott finally gets to be happy with the one he loves. Oh yeah, I almost forgot I also loved seeing Scott being classic Scott, you know what I mean, saving the day with the power of friendship(or should I say pack).

I know this movie isn’t perfect but it’s a super fun Teen Wolf movie that I’m very happy it exists and I would give it a solid 7 out of 10.

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BattleBots S07 E04: Predictions

Last week was another bad prediction week for me but Hydra won so that’s good enough for me.

Monsoon vs. Black Dragon

I know that Black Dragon is pretty good but for some reason I want Monsoon to win this one.

Malice vs. Emulsifier

I want to see Emulsifier win this one.

Starchild vs. Overhaul

I am very confused about Starchild but I don’t think Overhaul can really grapple Starchild so I think Starchild will win.

Gruff vs. Quantum

I know Gruff is very durable but I want to see Quantum win this fight with a nice bite.

Kraken vs. Beta

Usually, I root for the hammer bot in a fight like this but I’m very intrigued by Kraken’s new revamp so I’m going for Kraken in this fight.

Horizon vs. Shreddit Bro

I feel like Shreddit Bro is the safe bet for this fight because it’s a simple drum spinner but for some unknown reason I really like Horizon’s design so I’m rooting for Horizon.

Whiplash vs. Hypershock

Oh gosh, I hate when some of my favs fight because I never know who to pick. But I’ve got to go with Whiplash with this one, though I won’t be too disappointed if Hypershock wins.

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Hardest Part of Being a Nerd

You may think it’s the money you have to spend on everything like merch, cons, books, tickets, legos, collectibles, etc. but that’s not the worst part. The truly worst part is the waiting. Waiting for release dates(books and movies), waiting for casting, waiting for any smidgen of news just to know that other people besides yourself are still thinking about it too. That last one’s the worst because when you can’t find any news on one of your obsessions you start to get paranoid that you’re the only one that likes it so why in the world would they continue/do whatever it is, even though the one thing you can find is other people asking the same question. So, I decided to make a list of all the things I can think of right now that I am dying to know but there’s been no news so far. And by doing this hopefully it will put good vibes out into the universe and finally I’ll get the answers/info I’ve been craving.

  • The release date for Winter’s Teeth (Sherwood’s Doom #2) by Tim Hall- I did a whole blog post just about my journey of trying to find out more about this book but obviously still nothing. This one is probably the one I’m most desperate for new, I literally check Tim Hall’s Goodreads once every few weeks to see if there’s news.
  • The release date of the Red, White & Royal Blue movie. I’m just like damn how much post-production is there needed for a romance movie!
  • Set photos from Netflix’s live-action Avatar the Last Airbender. I flip-flop back and forth between being optimistic and pessimistic with this show and I just need to see everyone in costume so that I can truly figure out how high or low I should set my expectations.
  • Any type of news about the Assassin’s Creed show Netflix is supposed to make. It’s been years and I just need to know if doing that show is still a plan or did they scrap it.
  • Info on the next season of a couple of shows Warrior, 50m2 (think it got renewed but now I’m not sure), The Tourist to name a few.
  • Anything about a shit ton of webcomics from artists that I find on Insta who are planning on making a comic or are on hiatus.

There are probably more things I want to know but I can’t think of anymore right now.

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Fire Country Review

With the day off, my mom and I binged watched all of the current episodes that are out of Fire Country and we loved it. With 9-1-1 on a break right now I’ve been craving a show with a bunch of character drama and job drama, and Fire Country is kind of like 9-1-1 but a whole lot more serious. I love how 9-1-1 has an overall lightheartedness to it, but I love the overall seriousness of Fire Country so much more. Having that more serious feel to it just makes everything that happens in Fire Country more impactful, engaging, and entertaining.

Besides the overall greatness of the show, I wanted to point out 2 other things that I was really impressed with so far. First was how the first episode was perfect at getting its hooks in both my mom and me. The characters and the premise were so intriguing right off the bat, that I immediately had to watch the next episode. The second thing that I really enjoyed was how they dealt with the “love triangle” by not making it a love triangle. I’m not a huge fan of love triangles in stories in general, especially when it leads to cheating, so the way they handled the triangle by stopping it before it even existed was a huge plus for me. Basically, I love this show and can’t wait for the rest of the season and of course, give the show a 10 out of 10.

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Plane Review

I knew going in I was probably going to like this movie but damn, this movie was great! It was one of the most intense and stressful movies I’ve watched in a long time. Every second I was on edge just wondering who would survive, and it was amazing. I’m also willingly admitting that I became emotionally attached to most of the passengers and all of the crew right away, so fearing for their lives was tough. This movie also had the perfect ratio of fast-paced to chill scenes for an action thriller(3:1) so you always felt involved but were also given a moment to breathe after a rough scene.

I truly had so much fun watching this movie and the only thing I wish was different was that I wish there was a scene at the end showing all the passengers and crew reconnecting with their families. It would have been so sweet and emotional. But I guess we can’t get everything we want so I’ll settle for an extremely fun movie to watch that I’d give a 9 out of 10.