Books, Television

Some Things to Look Forward to…

leslie and ben parks and recreations

George R.R. Martin has stated that he’s using self-isolation to spend a lot of time in Westeros. And he even confirmed he’s talking about the Winds of Winter and not some side-project!

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Television

The Queens of Gotham: The Harley Quinn Show

Harley and Ivy in the Harley Quinn Show

The Harley Quinn Show

Harley here is basically me telling everyone to watch the show or at the very least give it a chance. I love Harley and Ivy but I’m not big on animated shows (or the DC Universe app) so I was still surprised by how much I enjoyed the show and how good it really is…

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Television

Well No House is Ever Perfect

Locke and Key

Locke & Key

Netflix Series

I went into this one with a bit of worry. I read the first two graphic novels in this series (by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez) a while back and didn’t love them, didn’t hate them but definitely didn’t keep reading. I remember it being pretty dark and just generally not in the mood for it at the time.

I would say the show is a wildly different tone from what I remember. Not without flaws but still super fun.

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Books, Television

Rereading with Some Trepidation: The Stand

the stand

I’m about halfway through a re-read of The Stand. I read it for the first time when I was probably way too young and remember loving it. But I’m having some bumps on this reread.

Which you know it’s been decades people change you never read the same thing the same way no matter how much you might have loved it. But it does make me wonder- 1. Does knowing the fate of these characters change the reading experience?

2. Did I actually like the mini-series better and simply confuse that with the book?

And news about the upcoming remake makes me wonder about that version as well…

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Television

The Women of The Witcher

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia

When The Witcher dropped on Netflix my biggest question was how were the female characters in the show going to fare…

As I’ve mentioned that other big fantasy adaptation- well I pretty much wound up despising every choice they made for the female characters especially. It’s still too early to really judge The Witcher after only 8 episodes but I think they’re off to an interesting start.

Spoilers! Spoilers! Spoilers!

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Television

The Crown Ends & Wandavision Promises

Imelda Staunton

The Crown creator Peter Morgan confirmed casting Imelda Staunton as the next version of Queen Elizabeth which wasn’t that much of a surprise. What is a bit more surprising is the show is ending after season five!

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Television

Speculating about the Mandalorian Finale

Baby Yoda

Instead of talking about The Rise of Skywalker I wanted to endlessly speculate about my favorite piece of Star Wars media in ages- the Mandalorian. Whose season finale airs this coming Friday.

Obviously spoilers through the most recent episode 7 below.

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Movies, Television

These Look Like Fun: Maverick and Avenue 5

Tom Cruise Maverick

Once upon a time there was a little girl who liked books and was just getting over an illness when she looked upon the television and saw a movie with hot guys with attitudes in uniform, fast planes, motorcycles and thought… oh, I like this.

It’s going to be my childhood classic.

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