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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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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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Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical Review

I finally got around to watching the new Matilda movie and first things first I’ve seen both the 1996 movie and the Broadway show so I assumed going in that I was going to like the new movie but I think I underestimated how much I would actually like it. I especially didn’t I was going to cry. I will fully admit that when Matilda was imagining herself as the Escapologist’s daughter I started crying out of nowhere. I obviously understood why it was sad but it was just so sudden I was actually impressed with the movie for getting to me that easily. I also enjoyed watching the movie musical more than the actual musical, probably due to the fact that the movie could do things they can’t do on a stage.

The only thing I wished they added was more scenes with Matilda’s telekinesis. Now, I know this was Roald Dahls Matilda and not the 90’s movie but I would have loved to see a few more scenes with the telekinesis. I especially would have been ecstatic if they somehow included the scene from the 90’s movie where Matilda is dancing and making everything move in her house to music. I know that this is the musical and not the movie so hardcore musical fans don’t hate me but I still think that would have been fun to add. All in all, I’d give this movie a 7.5 out of 10.

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Glass Onion Review

I really enjoyed this one, I think I even liked it better than Knives Out. Besides the great cast and characters, two more highlights stood out for me. The first of course is the perfect blending of the ridiculous and the serious. You get to enjoy the seriousness of a murder mystery(and the fun of trying to solve it before the characters do) all while laughing at the crazy antics the characters get up to. And there was never a moment where one feeling overshadowed the other, they seesawed back and forth perfectly.

The other highlight for me was the progression of the narrative, specifically how the movie went back in time halfway and then focused on another character. Doing it like that made me first feel like one of the confused suspects then after the switch, I felt like I was also a detective who was one clue away from solving the case. Basically, it made me feel immersed in the story and made the movie even more entertaining to watch, so I would give it a 9 out of 10.

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Who killed Santa? A Murderville mystery Review

It’s a Christmas miracle! I’ve been wishing for more Murderville and now I got it! The show was hilarious and so was the Christmas special, especially the ending. I don’t want to spoil anything but I was crying laughing. This special had everything that made the show great a crazy plot, a fun mystery, and of course the best part the clueless guests. But besides for the classic Murderville craziness(which is the best part), I was also impressed by the mystery part. This one actually stumped me.

I would say more but there’s just no need, all you need to know is that the special is just as great as the show and it was super fun to watch. So I give it a 9 out of 10.

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Pepsi, Where’s My Jet? Review

I don’t watch a lot of documentaries/docuseries but when I do they usually fall into two categories. Number one is cult docs and number two is what I would call “fun” docs. By fun docs I mean documentaries that are less serious, deal with lighter topics, and are about random events, not ones that deal with murder and such. Obviously, Pepsi, Where’s My Jet? falls into the second category and I loved it. I think it had everything that a good docuseries needs to be entertaining. The first and most important thing was that it had the facts and interviews from both sides. When a doc only has interviews from one side, no matter how factually or honest it is, there’s always a part of your mind that wonders what’s the other side’s point of view. Since this show had both sides present you don’t have to wonder and can easily make up your mind which is a huge bonus for me. They also made it really entertaining to watch by having the reenactments. The reenactments were able to give it a less serious feel that a lot of serial killer docs have which in turn took the “pressure” off. With a lot of documentaries I feel like there’s almost an overarching “pressure” to feel sad or angry but with Pepsi, Where’s My Jet? the only thing you have to do is be entertained. So, I would of course give this show a 10 out of 10.

P.S. If I was John and had the same connections he did I would totally do the same!

P.S.S. He should have gotten the jet! (or at least the equivalent monetary value of the jet)

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The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself Review

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.

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Enola Holmes 2 Review

I liked the first movie, but I enjoyed this one way more. That’s probably because Sherlock is more present in this one. I think Sherlock being in this one more helped make the movie better for multiple reasons. The first and I think least impactful reason is that I just plain like Sherlock so I enjoy it when he’s around. But the more important reason was that having Sherlock around showed the viewers how different Enola is from her brothers. By having the comparison between Sherlock and Enola up front and center it allowed us to see that Enola is still learning and growing up so we get more of that coming-of-age story(and who doesn’t love a good coming-of-age story?!). I also feel like it helped make Enola look “better” in a way since we could see how much better she is at making meaningful connections to other people compared to Sherlock(who we all know has very limited people skills).

This brother-sister bond just makes the crime-solving part of the movie that much better because it adds that bit of competition to it. Although if you’re like me you end up rooting for both of them and can’t decide if you want Enola or Sherlock to figure out the mystery first. All in all, I would give this movie a 7 out of 10, I thought it was pretty good and I would like to see more of the siblings together(and maybe even throw in a little bit of Mycroft).