What I’ve Been Watching Lately… 12/07/19

Schitts Creek

I’ve only just started watching this show, and I absolutely love it! This just might be the funniest show I’ve seen in a long time. I don’t usually watch a lot of comedies but this one is really worth your time. It is currently streaming on Netflix.

This show follows the Rose’s, a wealthy, spoiled family that fall onto hard times and has everything they own repossessed. They are forced to move to a small town called Schitts Creek.

Eugene Levy plays with the father John, I’ve always thought he was hilarious and he continues to be in this show. He’s always coming up with ideas to try and get them back on top, that don’t always go to plan. This show features a pansexual main character: David Rose who is played by Eugene Levy’s real life son, Daniel Levy. Who is just as hilarious, he is my favorite character in the whole show. This show just makes me so happy!

Stranger Things – Season 3

I’m going to write a whole season review really soon, so I won’t say to much here. I just finished episode 3 and I’m really loving it so far. My favourites are still Steve,Duston and Nancy 💖

This update is a little short but I really haven’t been watching much. I’m on vacation starting Monday and I’m hoping to watch a few movies and finish stranger things. So be on the lookout for a season review soon. What are some movies and shows you’ve been loving?


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The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell Series Review

Just in time for Halloween, Netflix releases a show staring Instagram star Christine McConnell! I spent the majority of the day watching The Curious Creations Of Christine McConnell and absolutely loved it. This is not your average baking show. This isn’t a show for everyone, but I loved it so much.

Christine McConnell is such an aesthetic! She lives in a big spooky Victorian house and wears beautiful vintage dresses. Her hair is perfect, and her makeup is flawless. On top of that she has a dark sense of humor that reminds me of The Adams Family.

I adored the mummified cat, he is so sarcastic, I couldn’t stop laughing. There are some other characters; a raccoon and a werewolf. Don’t mistake the puppets as a show for kids, there’s also a series killer who goes after sex offenders and the banter isn’t for younger children.

I am bummed that there are only 6 episodes. That is not enough! I certainly hope there will be more in the future!

Watch the Trailer Here


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Anticipated Book to Movie Adaptation

It seems to  be the season  of book – to – movie adaptations and I’m so hyped !! I’ll admit I have only read one of the books, haha bad reader but I do want to read a few of them.


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The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
August 3 2018

I’ve never read the series yet, but I really want to read it before seeing the movie. So many people love these book’s and with the movie coming out today, I have motivation to pick it up really soon.

Synopsis

After a disease killed 98% of children and young people in the United States, the 2% who managed to survive have
developed superpowers, but have been locked in internment camps after being declared a threat. One of those 16-year-old girls, Ruby who is played by Amandla Stenberg, manages to escape from her camp and joins a group of teenagers fleeing
government forces.


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This movie  just looks so good!! It has a full Asian casting, I think it will be a really funny Rom-Com for the last month of summer!

Synopsis

The story follows Rachel, an American-born Chinese economics professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick’s hometown of Singapore for his friend’s wedding. Soon his secret is out: Nick is from a family that is impossibly wealthy, he’s perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.


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August 17 2018

I love this book so much. It’s so cute and I cant wait for this movie. Its a Netflix movie so I’ll be watching it the day
it’s released.

Synopsis

Lara Jean Covey, played by Lana Condor, writes letters to all of her past loves, the letters are meant for her eyes only. Until one day when all the love letters are sent out to her previous loves. Her life is soon thrown into chaos when her foregoing loves confront her one by one.


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October 19, 2018

This book was one of my favorite books of 2017. This is a powerful story that everyone needs to read/ watch. From just watching the trailer I was crying. The movie
is going to wreck me, but I cannot wait to see it.

Synopsis

Starr Carter, played by Amandla Stenberg, is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.


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August 10, 2018

Another Shark movie, however I’ve watched a couple booktubers review the book.They really enjoyed the book, the movie looks like fun.

Synopsis

Based on the 1997 science fiction book, The Meg follows the underwater adventures of a U.S Navy deep sea diver named
Jonas Taylor. When a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark called a megalodon, thought to be long dead, rises from the depths of
the ocean and attacks a research submersible, Taylor is called into action to stop the creature before it attacks the
mainland.


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September 21, 2018

This is a middle grade book, I’ll admit what drew me to the movie is Jack Black.  I know my son will really want to see it as well, its always more fun to watch movies when you have a buddy 🙂

Synopsis

Lewis Barnavelt, after losing his parents, is sent to Michigan to live with his uncle Jonathan. He discovers his uncle is
a warlock, and enters a world of magic and sorcery. But this power is not limited to good people: Lewis learns of Isaac
Izard, an evil wizard who wanted to cause the Apocalypse so that he could see what happened afterwards. To do this, he constructed a magical clock with black magic, as long as it exists it will keep ticking, counting down to doomsday.He died before he could finish the clock, but he hid the clock in his house, where Uncle Jonathan now lives. Now Lewis and Jonathan must find the clock before it’s too late, and before Isaac’s wife, Selena, gets to it.


What book- to- movie are you most excited for? Have you read any of the book’s?


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Netflix Shows to Binge Watch // Spring 2018

Today I’m here to bring you a post about my top 10 Netflix shows that I’ve been binge watching.Being home with a new baby leaves little time to read, so I’ve been watching a lot of TV. It’s easy to throw on Netflix while feeding Emmy or cleaning up. If I don’t mention your favorite show make sure to leave me a comment as I’m always in search of new shows to try. I’ve narrowed this list down to only 10 because I have tons and I don’t want this post to be huge. These are in no particular order.

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1.Jane the Virgin

Jane is a young latinix writer,working as a waitress in a hotel. Her life drastically changes when she goes to the doctor a virgin and accidentally gets artificiality inseminated with her boss’ sperm. I was not expecting to love this show as much as I do. This show is hilarious, the jokes will have you laughing out loud. The dialogue is so fun and the character’s are great.

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2.Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl is an older favorite of mine, I started watching it while still in high school although I never saw the final season until now. The show follows a group of privileged New York teens. This show is not meant to be taken seriously, Serena is the stereotypical blond party girl, Blair is a queen of the school, Nate the pretty boy, Chuck is a womanizing party boy and Dan the outsider. The actors/actresses are gorgeous and the setting is glamorous. I love this show so much, I will forever ship Blair/Chuck!!

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3.Supernatural

I’ve watched this show for 13 years now, its a drama that follows two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester. They hunt supernatural creatures, the show takes a turn in season 4 and starts to include biblical character’s. Dean will forever be one of my favorite character’s. If you’re new to this show then you’re in for one crazy wild ride.This show has everything; love,friendship,family. But it’s the character’s that will keep you coming back.

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4.Shameless

This is probably my favorite show, it has it’s problems but I still love it. This show follows the Gallagher family, Frank is an absent alcoholic father played by William H Macy. Fiona(Emmy Rossum) is the eldest daughter of six children, she holds the family together while dealing with crazy situations that her family goes through. The casting is terrific, I love these character’s so much. Some have left the show and it has gone slightly down hill but I still love this show so much!

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5.The Office

This show is pretty new to me, I first watched it 2 years ago. I’m usually not a huge fan of comedy shows, but this one is perfect. It’s filmed as if it were a documentary, about a paper company and it’s employees. Steve carrel plays Micheal Scott the manager of the company, and he’s brilliant!! The character’s are all well developed and funny in their own way. Jim/Pam’s relationship is adorable, and there pranks on Dwight is the highlight of the show. This show is perfect for a self care binge watch.

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6.Jessica Jones

It’s been 2 years since I watched season 1, I’m currently in the middle of a re-watch as season 2 was released last week. This show is incredible ! Jessica is a kick-ass PI with super strength, after going through some major trauma’s she tries to rebuild her life while suffering from PTSD. Killgrave (David Tennant) is one of the best villain’s ever. He is a sociopath with the ability to control minds. This show is just so good !

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7.Gilmore Girls

What kind of list would this be if I didn’t include Gilmore Girls. I come back to this show every fall,it’s my comfort show. Gilmore Girls is my favorite TV show of all times. The story follows a mother/daughter relationship, in a small town in Connecticut. I love the witty dialog, and the complex relationships of the character’s. I could write pages and pages about these character’s and why I love them so much, but I wont do that right now.You won’t regret watching this show, you will laugh and cry, its just so good.

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8.Heartland

A Canadian show about Amy Fleming, a teenage girl who has a special gift for understanding and treating troubled horses. This is a heartwarming, family centered show. I love the characters and love the horses. The setting is in Alberta and it’s a beautiful backdrop for the show.Once you see a few episode’s it will pull you in to keep wanting more.I strongly recommend this show.

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9. Outlander

Claire Randall,a combat nurse from 1945 who is transported back in time to 1743 Scotland. I had never read the book’s before watching the show, as of now I’ve read half of book one. The show follows the book pretty closely. I loved their choice of actors to take on the roles of Jamie and Claire,there perfect. The costumes and scenery are gorgeous. The show has the right amount of action to romance.

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10. This is Us

The lives of Rebecca, Jack and their three children – Kevin, Kate and Randall – are followed at different points in time. The Rebecca and Jack stories generally take place during the early stage of their marriage. Separate stories for Kevin, Kate and Randall are followed in their adult years. I was hooked right from the first episode.I LOVED IT ! It was wonderfully written,the acting is excellent. This show will continue to break your heart, but you will keep coming back.


Let me know in the comments if you’ve watched any of these shows and what you thought!

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To The Bone Movie Review // 2017

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Huge Trigger Warnings: Anorexia, Bulimia, Purging,“Thinspiration”, Miscarriage.

To the Bone is a Netflix Original Movie about a girl named Ellen ( Lily Collins) . A 20 year old woman struggling with anorexia nervosa. In the midst of family problems and her own fears, she is accepted into a group home run by an unusual doctor (Keanu Reeves). Through the people she meets and the journey she takes, Ellen follows a path of self discovery and acceptance that will lead her to a surprising place she never would have thought possible.

Just finished To The Bone,and I sit here in tears, I needed to talk about the movie. Say what you will about this movie but I loved it. This film doesn’t romanticize eating disorders! It show’s how scary they are. It shows how they can become an unhealthy obsession that controls every aspect of your life! Lily Collins is an amazing actress, but I find it crazy how they made her lose weight for this movie knowing she had an eating disorder in the past. But forcing her to lose weight it could have been dangerous for her, possibly causing a relapse.

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This movie was hard at times to watch, but that doesn’t mean that people shouldn’t watch it. It is triggering to some but I think the awareness of the sicknesses needs to be shown so people can witness the thought process and the feelings being experienced by someone struggling with Anorexia or Bulimia. One of the things I felt was un-necessary was the romance, it did not need to be included.

“Stop waiting for life to be easy. Stop hoping for somebody to save you. You don’t need another person lying to you. Things don’t all add up. But you are resilient. Face some hard facts and you could have an incredible life.”

Mental health is just as, if not more important than physical health. People overlook mental health because they cannot see it therefore they don’t think it’s that important. But if more people were educated on mental health I think society would view it differently. Just because there is no physical pain docent mean a person is not in pain.

P.S: To anyone who’s dealing with any kind of mental disorder, illness or is just having a bad time, BE STRONG. 

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Stranger Things Review*Spoilers*

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The Netflix original series Stranger Things debuted on July 15th.The Duffer Brothers did something familiar yet unique. Loved all the the 80’s references, I am OBSESSED!

Stranger Things is what American Horror Story wishes it was. The soundtrack in this show is nothing short of stunning. I loved Stranger Things from start to finish and was in absolute awe throughout the whole time. I love this type of sci-fi horror,It’s not cheesy or too gory. It’s suspenseful and clever. The aesthetic for this show is killing me! It’s so good! This show is like the Goonies, The X-files, and Supernatural mashed into one weird and wonderful show. ***Heads up- lots of flashing lights ***

Plot:The story of Stranger Things set in 1983 Hawkins, Indiana. When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back. One thing I cannot praise enough are the child actors in this show. I really love how smart and practical the kids are. There adorable dorks and I love them. I also love how they let the kids be kids. There friendship is so pure.

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Character’s

Mike is so devoted to his friends. he is based in kindness and integrity and is just a force of pure goodness .Dustin is such a cupcake!! He loves his friends and he’s the glue that holds everyone together. He keeps mentioning the hobbit and lord of the rings, man I love this kid.Lucas is protective and really smart. He learns to accept Eleven and even apologizes to her.Eleven is a precious gift and needs to be protected.

Jonathan is the Purest character hes such a sweetheart he loves his mom and sacrifices his safety to help his family. Nancy is badass, she went to the upside down and escaped and her first thought in the morning was to go back and kill the monster. She is kind and tries to do the right thing. Steve was a typical popular guy in the beginning but his character grew, he felt bad for the way things went down with Nancy and came back to apologize.

The love triangle between Jonathan, Steve, and Nancy is so!!! well!!! executed!!! Jonathan and Steve don’t fight over Nancy like she’s a prize. It’s just so good. I apparently have an OT3? Like, this has literally never happened to me before, I’m usually a very monogamous shipper.

Eight episodes was both the perfect amount of Stranger Things to tell the story and not nearly enough to satisfy my greed for more of this glorious thing. I already feel the need to watch it again. Can’t wait for season 2!!!