Big Little Lies

To begin….

Ahh, this series is really well done. It is a bit slow, for those who like fast-paced drama. But if you enjoy a well written series, this one is for you. I finished Big Little Lies awhile ago, and I enjoyed each of the 8 episodes. This HBO series is about an all-star group (Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, and Shailene Woodley) of moms who band together in a small town. There is a mystery surrounding Shailene Woodley’s character and in the midst there is spousal abuse, affairs, an issue that takes place at their children’s school, and to top it off…a murder that takes place. All of the characters are well represented, and the director made sure to show each character’s side of the story. I will warn those who are squirmish to viewing abuse or rape, beware because this show displays those things. Apparently there will be a second season of this show, and I will definitely be watching.

My rating: 3.8/5

Been away..

Hello all,

It has been awhile since I have written on here. Reason being, is that I was not in the mood to start a new series. I have been with friends, traveling, and spending time with my boyfriend recently.  I actually went to Universal Studios in Florida two weeks ago mainly to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and it was a dream. Honestly, for anyone who loves the series it should definitely be on the bucket list to visit. I’m also reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as a hobby and have begun to paint again. Things are going well for me at the moment.

However, I’m still trying to find my place in this world. Overall, I am happy but I am finding friendships growing in different ways which is stressful. As people grow older, we change and can grow apart because of decisions and new relationships we make. Hopefully, things remain in a good place. But I am bracing for big changes in the near future.

Insecure

Hello everyone, its been awhile because I celebrated Valentines Day over the weekend and was busy the week prior to that. Yesterday, I was in the mood for a late night comedy show. And I remembered that I saw a commercial for Insecure on HBO awhile back. I decided to give it a go, and I watched all 8 episodes in less than 24 hours. Insecure is a cut the bullshit, real, comedic show. It follows a woman named Issa on the verge of turning 30 and how she struggles with her long time boyfriend, best friend, and her work life. Most of the time this show seems light-hearted because of all the humor that is used, but at the end, you can see just how things unfolded in a dark way. If you like the show Girls, you should definitely give this show a try.

 

My Rating: 4/5

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Santa Clarita Diet

I decided to change gears a little bit and choose a comedy show to watch and Santa Clarita Diet was the right choice. This show, is of course a bit gory but is also witty and upbeat. If you enjoyed the show Weeds, this is definitely the show for you. Although beware, if you get a bit queezy from blood & vomit, there is a good amount of that in this show. Drew Barrymore plays a carefree “person” who has little control of her ID (psychology term) which is seemingly difficult on her family. Her husband, Timothy Olyphant, is cautious and nervous about his wife’s new condition, but is supportive and on her side with her new appetite. Honestly, I laugh at least once every episode and I will definitely watch the second season if the rest of episodes one stays on track. Right now, I am on episode 6.

My rating: 3.5/5

Sneaky Pete: Pt. 1

WOW. That is what describes this show. I originally came across this show by seeing commercials on television, and are one of the fortunate ones to have Amazon Prime. This is the first Amazon original series I have invested my time in and it has surpassed my expectations. Pete, is actually known as Marius and he has placed himself in his former inmate’s family posing as Pete. Marius is a successful con artist and continuously lies and schemes around Pete’s family in order to score some big money the family has been saving in order to bail his brother out of trouble that Marius got him into. But the story goes deeper than that. I am only on episode 7 and everything is getting laid out on the table and twisted upside down. This is one of those shows that is so thought out, there isn’t any room for snags. Let’s just say…I feel comfortable enough to rate this now and will be finishing the series tonight.

My rating: 4.5/5

Olive Kitteridge

Hello all,

Today and yesterday I watched the four part series Olive Kitteridge. This series was based on a book by the same name. Frances McDormand plays a bitter woman dealing with her husband and son, and can sometimes appear cold and heartless to those around her. However, it is clear for viewers to recognize that Olive does carry compassion in her heart. This series was well written and portrayed a heartwarming story. I will say that as of now, I am an unemployed and decided to work on my resume during this show and missed some details of the show’s plot. It is not my goal to portray an accurate or precise review of the show, but to give some of my perspective while watching it. I will say that even though I missed details of the show, I am not curious enough to go back and watch what I missed. I wasn’t able to delve into the characters in this show like I am able to do so in other programs. I am mostly excited to have completed it and move on to the next show.

 

My rating: 2.5/5