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!
Overall, I liked this season but there were definitely some parts I wasn’t as huge as a fan of. My biggest problem with this season was how Din sometimes seemed like a side character in his own show. No surprise there. But if I’m honest I actually keep flip-flopping on whether or not I liked the breaks in Mando’s story to show what’s going on in other places. I did enjoy getting more world-building and learning about what’s going on in the background but I wanted more of Daddy Mando! The only other minor problem I had was the fate of the dark saber. I wanted Din to become a huge badass with it, plus it fit his aesthetic soooooo well!
Even with what I would call minor problems, the show was still pretty good. It’s not my favorite season so far, but it’s good enough to not skip if you’re binging the seasons. And once again, if I’m being honest, those last 10 minutes made up for everything I wasn’t sure about! Basically, this season was a satisfactory addition to The Mandalorian series and I would give it a solid 7 out of 10.
I’m not sure how but I definitely think Huge will win this one.
Ominous vs. Shatter!
Battle of the Omi-wheels! As much as I like Ominous and want them to get a nice win Shatter’s in my top 5 bots so I have to root for them.
Triton vs. Horizon
Got to go with Triton with this one.
Bloodsport vs. Beta
This is a tough tough choice but I have to choose Beta. Although I can definitely see Bloodsport winning but I like Beta more.
Mammoth vs. Kraken
As much as I want Kraken to win I just can’t see them actually winning so I have to pick Mammoth in this fight.(but my heart will be rooting for Kraken)
Valkyrie vs. Glitch
With how iffy Valkyrie has been this season I definitely have to go with Glitch winning.
Black Dragon vs. Riptide
Now I have no idea who will win in this fight but I am 100% rooting for Black Dragon to win since Riptides has done some jerkish things this season. Plus I love when a team includes dragon in their name!
Well, here are my predictions. Maybe with the end of the qualifying round coming up I will finally get lucky and get that elusive 7 out of 7 this week?
Before I get into my thoughts on all of their remakes I first want to give my mini opinions on the ones I’ve seen so far.
The Jungle Book= I kind of forgot about this one but it was a good remake.
Beauty and the Beast= I enjoyed it.
Aladdin= I loved it.
The Lion King= I was a little disappointed but I was still pretty okay with it.
Lady and the Tramp= This one was surprisingly good.
Mulan= Complete shit! I was so angry with this one.
Cruella= I quite liked this one.
With that out of the way time to get into the nitty-gritty. I am both semi-annoyed and kind of happy about the never-ending influx of live-action remakes. But recently I’ve started to think more along the lines of “Hey the original still exists so why not make a live-action and if it’s good that amazing and if not I can just never watch the new one again.” I was a little shocked when I heard they already want to do Moana(I definitely think it’s waaaaaay too soon for that one) but honestly, I don’t mind if they make more live actions especially if that means they’ll eventually make live actions of Treasure Plant and Atlantis! I would die for those to be remade! If they remade those two and they were on the level of Lion King I would be so happy. Now If they were on the level of Mulan that would be an entirely different story. But all of this is to basically say that I have gotten to the point of hating the thought of Disney doing another live-action.
Dude, it’s only been 2 episodes but I am in love with this show! Which is kind of surprising since like a lot of people I too am tired of the isekai genre, especially the ones with the super ridiculous long titles. But I discovered I’m not tired of a reverse isekai, even less tired of reverse isekai with the “villain” as the protagonist, and even less less tired of a reverse isekai with the “villain” MC who can still do magic! Plus this show is the perfect example of how anime isn’t “just for kids” and I always appreciate a mature anime.
Oh, I also forgot to mention white hair! I am always a sucker for a white-haired protagonist. Another thing I can’t get enough of is the characters’ style. I really really enjoy Misaki’s outfit but I absolutely love Polka/Corpse Gods style even though I haven’t even seen it in the show yet! I’m super excited to see it next episode hopefully. Basically, I’m already giving this show a 10 out of 10 and will be hugely disappointed if it doesn’t live up to my expectations.