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Ranking the Shows of 2021: From Worst to Best

For the first time, I am also ranking the shows I’ve watched this year considering that I’ve seen so many it feels right to do so. So, here goes nothing. Enjoy!

10. The Wheel of Time

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This show really wasn’t very good at all. I came in halfway through after my sister had binge-watched the first four episodes and found it entertaining enough to intrigue me to check it out. Unfortunately, the second half of the show was the worst half and it was quite agitating if I’m being honest. But I did enjoy watching it with my sister. We laughed through most of it and yes, I was mostly watching it for the plot.

The plot:

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But on a more serious note, I don’t recommend this series, that’s for sure.

⭐⭐

9. The Bad Batch

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I wanted to love this show and at times it gave me plenty of things to enjoy but this series just felt lazily written more often than not. With convenient obstacles allowing predictable new stages of this show to take place, I was more exasperated than happy while watching this cartoon.

But the animation was beautiful.

⭐⭐⭐½

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My Review of ‘Red Notice’

Every movie Dwayne Johnson touches gets a surprising amount of attention and Red Notice is another one of those films. The movie would go on to have the most opening-day views for any film in Netflix history. Think about that.

So of course, having Netflix, I decided to watch it and yeah, it’s okay. This is not a movie that’s trying to be good. In fact, it embraces its ridiculousness all the way, resulting in a silly action-comedy that takes it A-list trio and uses them for what they’re good at.

Dwayne is basically Hobbs from Hobbs and Shaw, Ryan Reynolds is Deadpool, and Gal Gadot is a sassier Wonder Woman. They work well together because they’re professional but you can definitely feel the bad script…a lot.

All in all, Red Notice is nothing special but it’s a decent matinee. I’m going to give the movie 75 out of 100 and 3 out of 5 stars.

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‘The Harder They Fall’ Isn’t Anything Special but It Is a Refreshing Change of Pace

I’m one of those African-American young women who love Westerns. In fact, I’ve loved them ever since I was a kid. Gunsmoke is one of my favorite shows of all time alongside Avatar: The Last Airbender and Sherlock and if I find a Western film I’m watching it because I absolutely love this genre.

Of course, I haven’t seen all of the great Westerns, but I’m finding more every year and it is a rewarding experience.

Now Netflix has given me something I always wanted to see but was never given; a Western starring Black cowboys. When I saw the trailer for The Harder They Fall I knew for a fact I was going to watch it. And when it dropped yesterday on Netflix I sat down with my sister, who’s also a Western fan, and we watched the two-hour and ten-minute film.

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First off, The Harder They Fall is not an instant classic; it’s a mediocre Netflix cowboy flick whose shining brilliance is assembling a Black cast that brought flavor to a story that was very bland. Regina King was the undoubted MVP of the film. She imbued every scene with a sense of power that had me whooping and cheering for her, reminding us why she’s the only actor in the cast who has an Oscar.

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I Finished ‘Squid Game’: Here Are My Thoughts

I’m writing this post now but I actually finished the show two days ago after bingewatching the series over the course of four days. When it concluded I was left so flabbergasted by the wild and rather twisted story I had just consumed that I honestly needed to take some time to digest what I had just seen.

Now I’m ready to talk about this show, albeit in a spoiler-free way, and even though I’ve got a lot of thoughts I’ll save that particular post for another time. So here’s my review for the series as a whole.

If you’ve seen Hunger Games then you may have an idea of what you’re about to get yourself into. And even so, nothing can quite prepare you for this very violent demented story that will have you looking at simple children’s games differently for quite a while. Yeah, I’m traumatized.

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I’ve Started Watching ‘Squid Game’

Have you heard of the surprise series on Netflix that has taken the service by storm? Well, it’s a Korean show called Squid Game and it’s become a bit of a phenomenon in the last week. So much so that even I felt I had to check it out.

I’ve watched the first two episodes of the show and I’m actually kind of surprised how good it is. This show has honestly shocked me with its first two episodes. Media these days can be so similar and just when it seemed like I thought this show was going to go in a certain direction it completely subverted my expectations.

Today I’m going to watch another episode and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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Movie Review Flashback: ‘Okja’: Bong-Joon Ho Does It Again!

Before yesterday I had seen two Bong-Joon Ho movies (Parasite and Snowpiercer) both of which were really amazing and well-written. So yesterday I watched another film of his; the critically-acclaimed Netflix film Okja.

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Okja is not a typical movie. It’s the story of a young Korean girl and her genetically mutated pig. I’ll leave the details of the film there because the story is so good and full of twists and turns that I’d like to keep a lot of the film under wraps in case you may want to watch it yourself.

What I will mention about the movie is its stellar cast. I’m talking Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, and Giancarlo Esposito. I have not seen a bad movie with these four actors (well, I saw one bad movie with Gyllenhaal, Prince of Persia) and once again Okja was amazing.

Bong-Joon Ho is the type of filmmaker that I would want to be if I decided to make movies because he just doesn’t care. He writes and directs the movies he wants to make and each of his films seem to have a resounding message against society and taking a retrospective look at our worst selves.

I am so happy he finally won an Oscar because this man is too brilliant not to have had one already and Okja is just another proof of that.

This movie made me laugh, it made me gasp, and yes, it made me cry. Okja can be light and airy but it can also be very, very dark. If you’re not into movies with darker subject material this movie may not be for you because it can get really upsetting after a while.

I’m giving Okja 100 out of 100 and 5 out of 5 stars. It was a freaking perfect film!

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