I may not have watched enough high school TV dramas to know, but something about the Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why’ makes it stand out above all else. It is not just the controversy, or its extreme popularity, I believe ’13 Reasons Why’ is the bravest show I have seen yet. Being that this is on Netflix, it manages to pull no punches when it comes to touchy subjects. Everything you see on this show feels too real, and may be enough to not just make you cry, but feel sick to your stomach. I received the same effect while watching, and must warn those not already on the bandwagon, that ’13 Reasons Why’ is not for the faint of heart, or the easily triggered. It is one of the saddest and most realistic depictions of high school this side of television. Creator Brian Yorkey and his crew of directors make sure that each episode leaves an impact on you, while keeping you on your toes for what happens next.
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Seriously, I Love this Show!
When I’m not watching anime or YouTube there are a handful of TV shows that I actually keep up with each week like America’s Got Talent, Rick and Morty, and what I’m looking at today, Adam Ruins Everything. If you aren’t watching this show already, you should be because it is both funny and informative. So just what is Adam Ruins Everything? Continue reading “Adam Ruins Everything – One of the Best Shows on TV”
Questionable Decisions, Cautiously Enjoyable
This is an adapted and edited re-upload of a review featured in an update awhile back
I could probably do a full write up on 13 Reasons Why and how it is problematic but there are already a lot of posts out there about it. Instead, here are just a few of my quick thoughts on the Netflix original series.
13 Reasons Why creates an initial mystery that is compelling but quickly fizzles out by the end. A lot of this comes down to poor directorial decisions and sloppy writing in its second half. The show also handled a lot of its subject matter irresponsibly. This series really glorifies suicide and the creators (whom went out of their way to ask questions about what they should and should not do from experts) did just about everything that they shouldn’t for what they chose to show on screen.
As I mentioned at the start of this article, there’s a lot on this series already floating on the internet. Take a few seconds to explore that on your own if you want to know more about that specific issue. For me, the real nail in the coffin was the ending. Netflix, pleases, stop leaving all of your stuff on sequel hooks. It’s ok to finish a show. 13 Reasons Why should be getting a second season but still!
I want to note that while I didn’t like the show overall, I think parts of it were pretty good. Like I said, the start of the show was excellent. There were also some fairly humorous/interesting scenes regarding Clay’s anxiety induced hallucinations but in terms of enjoyment, that was about it for me. What season one left unresolved actually has me a bit interested so I’ll likely check out season 2, albeit a bit tentatively.
I wouldn’t watch this if you are at risk of suicide, since it is going to make things worse. Also, some triggering topics for many in here as well. Just a heads up on that. I think that this show started a conversation, but in a irresponsible way. I wouldn’t recommend it outside of discussion purposes and only if you are prepared for the depicted material.
Warning: Spoilers for Season 5 Below! Turn back if you have a desire
to watch the final season, but didn't get the chance to.
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The way ‘Stranger Things’ feels to me is like a breath of fresh air; a lot of Netflix shows these days are so modern and like to fill our hearts with joy (‘Orange is the New Black’, ‘BoJack Horseman’, ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’). Then all of a sudden, a show like this one comes along and takes you back to when phones felt like walkie-talkies, silverware was neatly placed in drawers, and homes looked fresh and new. It was the era of the 80’s; and although I wasn’t born in that decade, I could tell that it was a great one.
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Oh my God! I can’t believe what I just saw! This may be a remake of the classic ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’, but a good remake with additions to improve upon its beloved predecessor? That is very unlikely to happen! You have basically the same movie, but much like each play that gets told on stage time and time again, this is a much different production, and it is all left to the director’s interpretation; the director being Kenny Ortega (‘Hocus Pocus’).
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This is TV review 1 & is part of Halloween Week
With Halloween almost here, I thought we’d kickoff my first ever TV review with Cartoon Network’s Over The Garden Wall. This is the network’s first mini-series and originally aired in 2014. Let’s venture into the unknown and see just what is over the garden wall. Continue reading “Over The Garden Wall Review”