A few times, I told you about the shows I watched. And it was fun, so I am going to do it again! This was another pretty good batch, but I have also been more willing to quit stuff I don’t luck. Also, I spend a significant portion of my time rewatching The 100, so. ?
So, a list of the shows I’ve been watching since whenever the hell the last post posted was!
I’ve also watched/am watching some of the latest seasons of shows I’d talked about before! Shows like…
►Manifest Season 3
►Black Summer Season 2
►The Walking Dead Season 10
I did have to abandon Black Summer because boredom. But I am high key into TWD, whether that is out of desperation or actual quality Idk. Also, #SaveManifest.
Renewal Status Unknown
I started to type my initial thoughts on my phone when I was first watching this. I will share them, since reading them amused me:
The main characters are this family, and idk their names so I made up my own. The dad is the leader of the tribe. Then there’s the daughter, Katniss Lite, and two sons. The older one looks like Mario Lopez, in full AC Slater mullet glory, so obviously he’s Slater. The younger one looks like he’s related to that curly haired kid from Stranger Things so I’m calling him ST. Ulrich from Dark pops in, and drives a van and has a 70s pornstar mustache while apocalypse road tripping with ST. There’s apparently a hovercraft, and mention of The Ark so I’m guessing they just decided to grab all of the dystopian series they could think of and threw them in a blender. ??♀️
If you say so, pal ?
They find themselves separated rather quickly, and most of the series follows their three different storylines. They all fall in with some other group, whether by choice, by force, or by lack of better options. Slater starts to look more like Ilian from The 100 (Chai Hansen) and Idk if it is because of that, but I start to like him and his storyline quite a bit. Katniss… remains very Katniss. I loved the apocalypse setting, of course, and while it wasn’t a total win, I did enjoy it. Also, it’s quick, at only six episodes.
Renewal Status Unknown
This is a bizarre little show. You think it is about a volcano in an Icelandic town, but not so much. It’s more about time travelling clones I guess, and maybe some Icelandic mythology? But mostly the clone thing. The whole town is fairly depressing- the majority of town is shut down due to the volcano, and it’s bare bones. There are some scientists doing… sciency stuff, and a creepy detective, a random hotel, some farmers, and a doctor. Frankly, it’s not exactly a ringing endorsement for the Icelandic tourism industry.
I suppose random naked women appearing from volacnoes would appeal to a certain subset of tourists, but I don’t think Iceland wants those.
Where did these people come from? Why are they there? Are they human, or something other? There are a few moments that didn’t sit well with me (big ol’ trigger warning here for suicide and pedicide, and some abusive behavior across the spectrum) but it’s very atmospheric and I was eager to find the answers to the mysteries, so it was more win than not.
Renewal Status Unknown
I rather enjoyed the novel of the same name by Lauren Oliver (as I do any Lauren Oliver novel, really), but I was skeptical when Greg encouraged me to give this one a try. First, I didn’t remember a damn thing about the book (this actually turned out to be a blessing), and figured it’d be hokey. But sure, I figured I’d give it a try.
He is kind of everything tbh.
Then, I saw people fawning over Ray and shipping him with Heather! Blasphemy, I thought. For at the start, Ray is kind of The Worst™. Think “Pilot Bellamy Blake”, and you’ll understand. But then I fell in love with him just like everyone else, and now I get it, I really get it! I also was completely addicted to the show, basically unable to stop watching. Does it follow the book? I genuinely have no idea, but it’s some damn good TV either way.
Like Amazon renewing this gem, mayhaps?
Renewed for Season 2
I was on the fence about starting this one too, if I am being honest. Again, I liked the books, but again, I just wasn’t sure I cared enough to watch the show? Beth loved this one a lot, so I figured I’d see what all the fuss is about. And look, I won’t lie to you, I was pretty bored in the beginning. Like, at least halfway through? But I liked the Six of Crows characters, and it is only eight episodes, so I persevered.
Me, around episode 3.
So, I (yet again) don’t really remember a lot of the book details but… was I supposed to like the Darkling? I remember people shipping him and Alina back in the day, but hard yikes, that guy sucks. The only thing I ship him with is a swift kick in the face. And why did no one like Mal? I know I always did, and don’t recall why people did not, but in the show he is perfectly lovely. In truth though, I was mostly there for Kaz, Inej, and Jesper. Like at least 85%.
Here for these guys basically.
Season 2 Currently Filming
When I first heard about this revamp of The Challenge, I was stoked. Seeing a bunch of people who haven’t competed since I was in high school? Yes please! (Okay there was literally like one person who hadn’t competed since I was in high school, but shh.) These folks are old. The Challenge is old, frankly! And I loved seeing people my age, even older, throwing their hats back in the ring.
I assume there are no GIFs because we’re all old? I personally am far too lazy to make any.
It’s inspiring, frankly! And a good message that life doesn’t end when you turn 40, or start a family, or gain a couple pounds, or have a bum knee or whatever. There was fun, and drama, but also a lot of kindness, which has been missing in the newer iterations. I really, really hope it comes back for more!
Renewed for Season 2
Sweet Tooth is unlike anything I have seen. I expected it to be a bit cutesy, since we’re talking about deer-human baby hybrids. But no. If you have tuned in expecting a show that will be sunshine and kittens, you are watching the wrong show. Don’t misunderstand, it has moments that are heartwarming as hell. But you have to get through a lot of darkness to find the light.
Also it is funny.
The plot is very relevant, considering a virus wiped out most of humanity. And, whoever the virus didn’t get, other humans did. It’s bad. And because the hybrids’ arrivals coincided with the virus (and humans are stupid), they basically hunt little kids because they’re afraid of them. This world is brutal, as are a lot of the people left in it. But there are some incredibly brave (and well developed) kind characters who will own your entire heart, just like they did mine.
Verdict: ??❤️(most loved!)