TV Talk – 13 Reasons Why – Season One

Hey love-bugs,

So, I’ve watched this show when it first hit Netflix but I wanted to have a talk about it because I know this show had an impact on a lot of people. A spoiler alert is in full effect, so if you haven’t yet seen this show, do not proceed until you do. You have been warned.

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I first read the book that this series is based on about five years ago when I was studying to get my writing degree. At the time I found the story to be intriguing and such a bold topic. The book touched me, but the show left me shaken up.

I’ve seen so many people who were not happy about the fact that they chose to show the actual suicide and even went as far as to say that the show was glorifying suicide and I do not think that is the case. I one hundred percent think that showing the suicide was needed. It brought everything that we had watched during twelve episodes come full circle in a way.

People commit suicide for all types of reasons. Hannah gave us clear reasons as to why she was pushed to the point that the only solution was to take her own life. It wasn’t just one reason, but the collection of them all that made her feel as if she had no other option and actually watching her do it showed us how difficult it was. I also think that it could possibly help who may be a part of bullying. Watching someone take their own life is not an easy thing to do.

At first, I wondered how the writers and producers thought they would manage to get more than one season out of this show but the ending left me feeling like there needed to be more to get to a resolution so I am happy about a second season. Hopefully, we will learn what happened to Alex and Mr. Porter and also how Hannah’s parents are going to handle things now that they have the recordings.

I just hope that no one takes as long as Clay took to get through those tapes. It happened exactly as it did in the book, but watching the show I just wanted to yell at him to just listen to the darn tapes already and stop trying to approach everyone. He had this need to try and fix things but he didn’t take the time to do so when Hannah was alive. That was probably my biggest pet peeve about the show, but then again, if he had just listened like everyone else, there might have been a need for thirteen episodes.

What are your thoughts on this show? Let me know.

Before you leave me, I am raising money to get my dog Samson a surgery on his tumors. Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated. Click the link to donate https://www.gofundme.com/samsons-tumor-biopsy

Another thing, if you would like to become a patron and help me release my second book click the link. You can pledge as little as $1 http://www.patreon.com/TaQuandaCreates

Until the next time… Love, Peace & Chicken Grease.

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TV Talk – Riverdale – Season One

Hey love-bugs,
Who killed Jason Blossom?

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13 Episode review and spoilers are a strong possibility.

That is the primary focus of the first season and it was not what I thought this show was going to be.

When I first heard that the Archie comics would be adapted into a television show, I was excited. I loved the comics and thought a show would be a good idea. I honestly thought that it would be set in the time the comics were which, if memories serves me correctly, was the sixties. Boy, was I wrong. It’s set in modern times and it is a full on thriller and I loved every second of it.

Let’s talk about what I absolutely loved about this show. Luke Perry, Skeet Ulrich, Cole Sprouse and Archie’s abs. Okay, there were other things to love about this show but these are a few that stood out.

I’m trying to remember the last show I saw that starred or featured Perry or Ulrich and I can’t find one. It was good to have them on my TV (rather computer) screen and they were perfectly cast in their roles as Jughead and Archie’s dads.

I am very familiar with the Sprouse twins. I watched Big Daddy, Friends and even caught the Suite Life a few times. I couldn’t imagine how either of them would do in the acting world away from Disney. Disney is all about big and overly dramatic acting and not everyone can make that transition. Cole Sprouse did it so seamlessly. I bought every bit of his performance and I loved him with the darker hair. Who knew that he would grow up to such a knockout? That’s physically and talent wise. He was probably my favorite part of this show because I got to see what a great actor he is. I rooted for him and Bett, weird because in the comics I wanted Betty and Archie together, and I was so happy when she chose him and moved on from her feelings for Archie. Though I don’t believe that Archie has no feelings for her. He likes Veronica but I think he secretly wants to be with Betty. It all goes back to that Dawson’s Creek love triangle. Joey told Dawson about her feelings for him. He didn’t want her. Someone else found her attractive and suddenly Dawson is in love.

I definitely got the feeling that it would and will eventually go there.For now, I am going to relish in the joy of Betty and Jughead together.

I really enjoyed this thriller aspect of the show. A murder happened and whodunit. That is what is going on in everyone’s mind in the little town of Riverdale. I suspected at least everyone minus the kids. Well, there was that moment I thought Cheryl might have killed her twin brother, but then I moved on past that. It was clear that it was one of the parents and they all had their secrets. Betty’s mom pissed me off until about the ninth or tenth episode when she found out that her husband hand tried to make their oldest daughter Polly have an abortion. It was clear that it bothered her because he tried to make her have one too when they were teens. She was so controlling in the beginning that I wanted Betty to just tell her off one good time.

The only honest parent in the bunch was Fred Andrews, Archie’s dad. Jughead’s dad, FP, was hiding something and turns out that he had cleaned up the murder of Jason and was holding onto the proof that he knew who was responsible as leverage. For what? I don’t know. He never said.

The last three episodes I knew that it had to be Jason’s dad who killed him but I was sure that I would be wrong.

The biggest shocker or at least one of them was the revelation that the Cooper’s and the Blossom’s were related. So Polly Cooper and Jason Blossom were cousins who slept together and made twins. That’s not weird at all. What a secret to hold on to. When the two started dating, I don’t understand how their parents could go on keeping that secret. They tried to pull them apart but never told them, “hey, that’s your cousin you’re kissing”. Jason might still be alive.

Then again, Jason found out his father was a drug lord, so maybe not.

Now going into Season two we will learn how Betty feels about Jughead being accepted into the Southside Serpents and more importantly the fact that he seemed to want to be accepted. Will Fred Andrews live and who was the guy who shot him and why?

I’m excited guys, what about you? Overall, I give this season four point five stars.

What did you guys think? Let me know.

Before you leave me, I am raising money to get my dog Samson a surgery on his tumors. Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated. Click the link to donate https://www.gofundme.com/samsons-tumor-biopsy

Another thing, if you would like to become a patron and help me release my second book click the link. You can pledge as little as $1 http://www.patreon.com/TaQuandaCreates

Until the next time… Love, Peace & Chicken Grease.

TV Talk – Mindhunter – Season One

Hey Love-bugs,

So, I wanted to add an addition to all of this entertainment talk that I do and that’s TV Talk that will happen every Thursday. Basically, I just want to talk about the shows that I’ve just recently watched. I always want to talk about Queer As Folk but can never find anyone, so I thought maybe we can chat about the shows we’re watching.

There will always be a spoiler alert. So, if you haven’t watched a particular show and you are not interested in being spoiled, that’s cool. Just come back after you’ve watched it and we’ll talk.

Okay, now on to this Thursday’s talk…

I watched the first season of Mindhunter on Netflix (Netflix Original show) and I honestly thought I would stop after the first episode. That’s not true. I’m not one to stop something I’ve started, so I knew I would finish it but only to see what would happen. I was not expecting to like this show.

The first episode was so slow and rather boring. I am the type that if I am watching something for the first time I am all in. I don’t want to miss a thing so I am watching it all. If I am more interested in what’s going on on social media and not the show, then we have a problem.

That’s what happened. I was on Instagram and Facebook, not at all caring if I was possibly missing something. But I kept at it and I’m glad I did.

Although the entire pace of the show is rather slow, the premise is really good. The fact that Holden Ford, played by the lovely Jonathan Groff, got so wrapped up in getting into the minds of serial killers that it was hard at times to tell if he didn’t really marvel at them and the crimes they committed. I think that was what held most of my attention. Ford was so focused on his research that he didn’t even realize that he was being sucked in.

To be honest, I was being sucked in to. When His colleagues questioned his methods for getting the killers to open up to him, I found myself defending him and almost getting upset that they couldn’t just back off and let him do his thing.

Crazy right?

I thought he was doing a good job, which proves what, I don’t know.

I also loved that you got to see how everything was developed in the past when solving crimes. Methods that seem so normal to us, because we’ve watched it on TV in either fiction or true crimes shows, were so foreign to them. I think that was why they didn’t take to how he was handling the criminals. It wasn’t how they did things and they liked to be able to clearly tell who was the criminal and who was the crime fighter and Holden Ford blurred the lines.

I wish the pacing would pick up but I am looking forward to the second season.

What did you guys think? Leave a comment and let me know.

Before you leave me, I am raising money to get my dog Samson a surgery on his tumors. Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated. Click the link to donate https://www.gofundme.com/samsons-tumor-biopsy

Another thing, if you would like to become a patron and help me release my second book click the link. You can pledge as little as $1 http://www.patreon.com/TaQuandaCreates

Until the next time… Love, Peace & Chicken Grease.