Category Archives: TV Shows

The Social Experiment that is ‘Survivor’ Takes a Disturbing Turn

If you’re a Survivor fan you’ve probably heard the talk surrounding what has become, undoubtedly, the most disturbing/controversial episode in Survivor history. If not, you’re probably wondering what I’m talking about. I’ll gladly explain but before I do let me give a heads up that the topic of this post I am about to elaborate on is a. very disturbing, b. very controversial, and c. very difficult to talk about.

It’s not a topic anyone wants to bring up in conversation but because it was such a MASSIVE element to this week’s episode of Survivor I’ve got to say something.

And that topic is sexual harassment.

Yes, it’s true. For the first time in the previous thirty-eight seasons of Survivor sexual harassment has become a major issue on the show for several of the castmates. It’s preposterous and it’s downright terrible.

Survivor is a show that takes up to twenty people, splits them into two tribes, and puts them on an island. Friendships are formed, romance is sometimes found, but sexual harassment is often at a straight-up zero.

The closest thing I can remember to sexual harassment in a Survivor season is when Sugar went chasing after Colby at night to sleep next to him when he was clearly uninterested. Or when Vytas Baskauskas was trying to show the female contestants yoga moves in a somewhat sexualized manner, grossing everyone that was present out.

However, in this season of Survivor we have seen one contestant, Dan Spilo, take things way too far. Continue reading The Social Experiment that is ‘Survivor’ Takes a Disturbing Turn

I’m Speechless about This 2nd Episode of ‘The Mandalorian’

I’m shaking. I’m literally trembling with excitement.

The Mandalorian is a dream come true. Nothing more, nothing less. An absolute stunner.

The second episode titled “The Child” is every sense of the word, exceptional. I’m refraining from spoilers because there are so many people who cannot watch this series yet but I can say this, a dream of mine that I didn’t even know I wanted came true today.

I will say this, The Mandalorian has undoubtedly become my favorite Star Wars character of all time. Yes, I’ve just met this guy for two episodes but he is everything I respect in a character. Yeah, he’ll kill you as soon as he’ll work with you if he doesn’t like you but he has a fascinating moral compass. A moral compass that is highlighted immensely in this touching yet very intense episode.

After the first episode I noticed that there were a few people who couldn’t connect to him or weren’t that impressed. Let me tell you if the second episode doesn’t change your mind about this show I don’t think much else will.

The Mandalorian is as gritty as it gets. There’s peril (and some legitimately shocking violence) that has me both wowed and appreciative of this story. Rogue One is my favorite Star Wars movie because it never tried to soften the story. It was dark, gritty, and everyone died in the end! Heartbreaking and amazing.

The Mandalorian is just that. I find myself absolutely riveted and with some truly eye-widening action scenes, this is turning out to be just as gritty as I first imagined.

Episode Three comes next Friday and I am more than ready to see what happens next in this already-thrilling story.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have an extraordinary day.

 

Starting my ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ Journey

Star Wars: Rebels is one of the few beloved Star Wars projects that I have unfortunately not been able to see yet…until now. Disney Plus has allowed me the chance to finally binge-watch all four seasons of Star Wars: Rebels and I am so ready to embark on this journey.

After the conclusion of each season I will share my opinion on that particular season and my excitement for the continuing journey.

Stay tuned for my thoughts.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day. May the Force be with you.

I’m Geeking Out Over ‘The Mandalorian’!

I can bring you in warm… Or I can bring you in cold.”

-The Mandalorian

Those were literally the first words spoken by The Mandalorian in this premiere episode and let me tell you, it was a precise barometer of what to expect for the next thirty-seven minutes or so.

I’ve seen a lot of tv show pilots. Some immediately grip you and make you feel invested in the story. Others leave you underwhelmed and questioning whether you want to return back to see the show the next week. I can assure you, The Mandalorian‘s first episode was the greatest tv show pilot I have ever seen.

At every turn, my wide eyes were made even wider through the dialogue, the nostalgic fan service sprinkled throughout nearly every shot, and those INCREDIBLE action scenes.

Let me tell you, bounty hunting is a difficult profession according to The Mandalorian and what he has to face in what appears to be a matter of a day or two. He meets fascinating characters, some mysterious, all immediately likable. There’s a bit of backstory to unveil a bit of the mystery surrounding him which culminates into a reasonable but shocking decision he makes at the end of the first episode due to a shocking reveal you will never see coming.

The music was OUTSTANDING. Ludwig Gorransson is a phenomenal composer, delivering powerful, heart-swelling scores that one won’t soon forget. I absolutely loved his works on Creed and Black Panther and The Mandalorian is no exception. He knows how to make the viewer very, very happy with his music.

All in all, while I will refrain from spoilers due to the fact that it isn’t available to those around the globe I will say this, it was totally worth the wait.

I’m giving this first episode 100 out of 100 and 5 out of 5 stars. I’ve already watched it twice. I’m pretty sure I’m going to watch it again tonight at some time just because it was that impressive.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have an amazing day. May the Force be with you.

This Season of ‘Survivor’ Is the Best Season In Years

I’m a bonafide Survivor fan. I’ve watched nearly all of the seasons (except for the ones that I found boring) and a few of the seasons (like Season 20, Heroes vs. Villains) I’ve watched multiple times because they’re that good!

Being a diehard Survivor fan means I am loyal to the show, meaning if a season is awful I’ll still struggle through its entirety to see who wins. (I’m talking about you Season 33, Millennials vs. Gen-X!)

The last few seasons have been decent, delivering some of the best moments in Survivor history like Ben Driebergen’s (Season 35, Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers) surprise idol reveal during the finale, Wendell Holland’s (Season 36, Ghost Island) tiebreaker vote to win Survivor, or Chris Underwood (Season 38, Edge of Extinction) relinquishing his immunity at the final tribal council to defeat the season favorite, Rick Devens, in a fire-making challenge which is, to me, the greatest moment in Survivor history.

Survivor has had its dips in quality over the years but a resurgence has happened and Survivor is returning to its former glory, all culminating into the current season transpiring right now, Survivor: Island of the Idols. Continue reading This Season of ‘Survivor’ Is the Best Season In Years

‘The Mandalorian’ Drops Its New Trailer

The Mandalorian is officially dropping in two weeks and just to be nice Disney dropped yet another stunning trailer for the live-action series tonight and I am more than thrilled with the trailer’s results.

Delivering some new visuals to whet any avid Star Wars fans’ appetites, this trailer is the show I’ve always dreamed of but thought I’d never get a chance to see. Of course, these are just trailers and I’m trying desperately not to let my excitement get to my head but one thing’s for certain, I am loving these characters already.

The fact that we’re getting this series just a little over a month ahead of The Rise of Skywalker is all the more thrilling. I can’t wait to share with you my thoughts on the first episode in a couple of weeks.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day. May the Force be with you.