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TV Series Feature: The Librarians

I was a fan of the ‘The Librarians’ movies. I saw them frequently on TV (HBO, Star Movies…I love you) years ago, I fell in love with them and I really really want to watch more of the movie. It was through my dad that I discovered that there’s a tv series version of the movie. I was so happy!


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Episodes: 42
Seasons: 4 (recently cancelled)
Network: TNT
Genre: ActionAdventureComedy
Starring: Rebecca Romijin, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, etc.

Synopsis: A group of librarians set off on adventures in an effort to save mysterious, ancient artifacts.


My Thoughts:

I love this show!!!

Every bit of this series is what i had been looking for for years. As a fan of anime, I had been a fan of magical shows. I find them very appealing, fun, and imaginative. Magic can be interpreted and explained in different forms, it depends on the story being told. This series pretty much nailed every thing I know about magic and history.

The Librarians is definitely a series for the people who loves history and magic (LIKE ME, Hehehehe). The connection between the two goes way back to the myths and legends. I really really like the fact that this series tackles those stories that had been deemed as fake and only just a myth/legend. Even though I do know that it might not happen in real life, since this series features real people  (3D characters and not the typical 2D that I see in anime), its kinda hard not to hope and wonder if the Librarians and the magic really exists. If God exists, why can’t magic and other myths/legends exists too?? Anyway, we are getting kinda out of topic here. Lel.

What I like about this series was the fact that this series is not that hard to watch/ to follow. I had seen ‘The Magicians’ series, and it was dark, deep, & edgy. But this series, The Librarians, balanced comedy, drama, & action, its very exciting to watch. Even though the series is episodic, those genres were used properly which makes the viewers gets shocked that they enjoy a series like this one.

Another thing that I really like of this show would be the relatability of the characters. Each one of them is very unique, different and special. Each of them has a roles and position in the group. There wasn’t a moment in the series where a character got neglected. Each of them has always something to do. When I first saw this series, I really thought the Asian looking Australian thief would be set aside cuz I thought he’s abilities  were limited to stealing stuff. I WAS WROONG. Lel. He’s very vital in the group. He’s very smart & smooth, you can’t help but like this guy.

I think my only problem with the series would be the undeveloped romance of Flynn & Eve. I mean, after their slightly brief first meeting, there is immediate attraction between the two. I thought their relationship were ‘colleagues but I just happen to be attracted to you’, but it was more than that. It was a bit shocking to me how fast their relationship flourished. I did rewatch the first few episodes of S1, to know if there were hints, but it was too acute to even consider as a hint. LEL. It seemed all the development of their romance happened so behind the scenes or something. I’m just justifying things now. Haha!

Hhhhmmmm…are there any more negative points I could think of? Hhhhmmmm…as of right now…Nope. All I get from this series are full of good vibes, each episode always brings a satisfied smile on my face.

Overall, this series is a must watch, especially to people who likes/interested in history, myths and maigc. The way the play around those themes and the already known infos and still make everything fun and light is giving me the feels I haven’t seen on a western tv series (most I see these days are either too angsty or action crime drama). I do hope you get to feel it too.

Definitely worth a try you know!!

That’s all for now, Thanks for reading.

 

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TV Series Feature: Rizzoli & Isles

I just finished binge-watching all the remaining episodes since the last time I watched the show (2-3 years ago…got busy with school and life), and damn, I miss this show.

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Episodes: 105
Seasons: 7
Network: TNT
Genre: Police procedural, crime drama, mystery
Starring: Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Jordan Bridges

Synopsis: Rizzoli & Isles follows Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles, complete opposites and good friends who solve crimes and bust some of Boston’s most notorious criminals.


My Thoughts:

If you read the synopsis of the story, you might think that its the same old typical crime police drama that we see on television. I admit, it is the same old typical type, but its also different. The story stars 2 badass women as main characters, bruh, we don’t see much of that in the world of police drama (though I do know some other tv shows that have badass women as main characters too, but that topic is for another time). Not only that, both are not in the same field, one is a detective, the other is a medical examiner, it made the series more colourful.

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What made the series unique and loved by many was because of the characters and their interactions. You can clearly see that all of them get along really well behind the scenes. The chemistry between characters are so phenomenal to a point that they seemed too real. Kudos to all the casts, they did a wonderful job in portraying and bring the characters alive.

I also love the script of the series. In the first season, the series gives off that typical police drama vibes, but after that, through the amazing writing, the series bloom into a wonderful and amazing tv series. Each line spoken by the characters felt really natural and not awkward. Its also consistent with the personality and growth of the characters. I love it.

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Seeing the ending made me really sad. I even cried for god’s sake. I can’t see any more awesome stuff from this series. I won’t be able to see more of their cute interactions, especially Rizzoli and Isles’ bond. I pretty much understand why peepz think the two would end up together in the end. Lol. There chemistry together is so damn good. Even the thought that the characters might be lesbians even crossed my mind, their bond all through out the series is undeniably beautiful to watch.

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Overall, this series is awesome. I considered this as one of my top favorite tv series of all time. I just loved this show. It sucks that it ended, and it might take awhile before i could find another series that could par or even reach the level of Rizzoli & Isles. With the surge of the superhero tv series, I dunno what to watch anymore.

That is all.

Thanks for reading.

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PS: here are some epic quotes pics from the series that I found in google. Lol.

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Thanks again XD

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TV Series Feature: Atypical, A Netflix Original

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Synopsis: Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, decides it’s time to find a girlfriend, a journey that sets Sam’s mom on her own life-changing path as her son seeks more independence. (Source: IMDB)


My Thoughts:

 

For a series named as ‘Atypical’, this series was too generic and typical. Yeah, I know that this series is a coming-of-age story about a teen who suffers from autism, and how he tackles teenage problems like love, sex and independence. When I said this series was generic and typical, what I mean was if we take out the ‘autism’ in the premise, the story flows like any other coming-of-age series out there. It was easy to predict how the story would go and it was hard to empathize with the characters. They were too cliche to a point, I skipped most of their scenes and still, I end up feeling like I didn’t miss out any important stuff. It would have been better if the other characters were written well or add more spark to their cliched personalities. Sigh.

I liked the comedic aspect of the series. It made the series more lighthearted and easy to watch. I only liked the drama aspect involving the main character, others…meh. Like I said, too cliche. I also liked the actor playing the main character. He is very convincing as an autistic teenager. Well, all the actors and actresses in the series were really really good.

As a Psychology graduate, I do know every aspect about autism. The autism spectrum is very broad and quite complicated to discuss. And from what I had seen from the series, they pretty much took the ‘general route’ rather than the specific one. What I meant was that Sam, the protagonist, represents all of the austistic teenagers. They didn’t specify much what specific autistic behaviour Sam suffers, on the other hand, they chose to show the general and known symptoms and ticks of an autistic person. And I don’t blame them. If they went all out specific, they might get blacklash mostly from the autism community cuz they couldn’t relate. Each autistic person has their own unique set of symptoms after all.

The main purpose of this series was to let the people, the audience watching, to know and understand the people who has autism and see a world in their perspective. This series is in a way, educating people that even though they might act and do stuff differently, people with autism are still human beings.

Overall, this series is a good binge-watch. It had good moments and is enjoyable to watch. I recommend this to all people who hasn’t watch this on netflix.

Thanks for reading.

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TV Series Feature: How to Get Away with Murder

 

 

TV-14 | 43min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (2014– )

Creator: Peter Nowalk
Stars: Viola Davis, Jack Falahee, Karla Souza, etc.

Synopsis:
A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot that will shake the entire university and change the course of their lives. (IMDB)

 


My Thoughts:

When this series first aired, everyone was really hyped. There wasn’t any post in my facebook newsfeed talking about how god this series premiere was. The hype was almost the same when peepz where watching The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones. But I was not swayed. I didn’t watched the series. Hell, I don’t have time to watch it. I was busy with my college stuff and my other ‘hobbies’.

Few months ago after graduating, I was able to have time to waste. So I watched How to get away with murder, and damn, I was definitely intrigued. The first episode amazed me. I can’t stop pressing the next button every time an episode ends. The smooth transition of the scenes, the splendid acting of the actors and the premise itself, it was one hell of a combination.

But, there was something in the series that made me start to dislike the series. It was the fact that almost everyone is getting laid with each other. Lel. And compared to other series, this series definitely emphasize those explicit scenes in a different level. To be honest, I really don’t have problem with characters having sex with each other. But seeing it almost every episode? Nope, that’s where I won’t cross the line.

I tried researching a bit, maybe my dislike would be corrected by some reason. And I actually did find one. The production company, Shondaland, produced the series. Ah, no wonder. With their track record, of course, now I understand. Sigh.

Even though I really like the diversity in the casts and how their relationships bloom, seeing them f***ing different characters was a definite turn off. I do know this act is quite common in American tv series, but this series is pretty much going to a different level. I do admit, I haven’t seen much of the other Shondaland series (Grey’s anatomy, Scandal, and the newly canceled Still Star-crossed), but I have seen enough to know how they shoot and show the explicit scenes.

I just finish watching Season 3, and I don’t think I can still continue. Well, my favorite character is dead so what’s the point in watching? Also, the story line, for me, is kinda stretch out already. Most of the characters continue to make stupid decisions even after what happen to them in the previous seasons. I do appreciate their growth in character, but like I said, its not helping in their poor judgment. Sometimes, I even thought that the team behind the show are making the characters do crazy stuff so that the series would continue until they feel its necessary to end it.

It’s such a waste.

Oh yeah, before I end this. I also wanted to share that this show actually made me decide that I will not proceed law. My folks had been urging me to proceed to law, because (their words) I’m good in arguing, I love to read, & I’m smart (like I said, their words, not mine). I admit, I feel good being complimented, but becoming a lawyer is something I will never do. Why? Well, I feel that they are really dirty and shady. I know that most of the stuff shown in the series and other series about law are most exaggerated or just to spice up the plot, I still feel there is some truth about it.

Anyway, let me know your thoughts about the show and my review. Just comment down below.

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