Mr. Robot [5 out of 5]

Mr. Robot [5 out of 5]

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30 minutes in, awesomeness? 5/5. I’ve been hearing on podcasts (mainly the nerdist) about this new TV series called Mr. Robot. First of all, anything with robot in it sounds cheesy and the Mr. on top of that – definitely a turn off. I’ve been watching AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire because I’ve been in love with Lee Pace since Pushing Daisies. In comparison to Halt and Catch Fire (a computer geek but awesome based TV series) Mr. Robot even just 30 minutes in, is way too AWESOME not to mention here. Fun bits? [1] the main star (think I saw him in the last twilight movie actually – which Lee Pace was also in) is not your average TV series joe [2] his image screams druggy pale genius which I have to say – is actually pretty hot! – since I have that similar druggy but in my case pimply vibe [3] makes me think about his perspective on society. things I didn’t really ponder about before. I guess I have thought about it in passing but for someone to clearly say it and in a form most approachable to me, I’m a bit mind fucked (in a good way) [4] also, I think the main star is Egyptian/Greek which is rather refreshing. Bottom line? Do watch. Good for those late popcorn blur nights OR in my case (since my work hours are different), super early 6am Monday mornings.
Sense8 [3.5 out of 5]

Sense8 [3.5 out of 5]

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[1] new rather unique storyline – not the normal superhero type shows [2] makes you think – the show kinda has faith in our intellectual abilities to catch up and understand what’s happening [3] must’ve had difficult time shooting in different continents as the main characters are from different parts of the world – definitely something I can appreciate [4] it really strikes that emotional cord that TV shows as different as they come – sci fi, drama, comedy, action, indie – they are centered around the normal human conditions and issues. Worlds apart but sufferings and joys are essentially the same [5] first 3 episodes dreadfully slow moving but it picked up fast afters and just snowballed into more awesomeness [6] some bits were hard to followed because scenes jumped from continent to continent. In conclusion? I’m really looking forward to Season 2! The season finale got me in puddles of my own lonely tears and for a brief moment, all faith in the world, humanity and future – restored.
The Vampire Diaries [4.5 out of 5]

The Vampire Diaries [4.5 out of 5]

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I’m a huge fan of The Originals, it turns out it’s actually a spin off of The Vampire Diaries, a show that’s been around since 2009. 7 seasons in in fact which is awesome for any TV show these days. The golden age of TV they say this past decade has been, but that means new shows starting constantly and then cancelled abruptly when it doesn’t do well. I am still mourning the loss of The Secret Circle. Back to TVD, it is surprisingly good. It started a year after Twillight (2008) came along. Vampirism went full fledge mainstream from thereon forth. Reluctant at first to watch TVD due to its tragic synopsis ‘A teenage girl is torn between two vampire brothers’, as I completed season 7’s finale, very clearly I’ve been converted and consider me now a huge fan. Similar to how I never got around to watching Teen Wolf as well though. I don’t think I was meant to be part of the demographic. But hey, maybe I should give it a shot? It could be another TVD. As work begins to get hectic, I seem to watch more Netflix. A direct correlation to my productivity surprisingly. So yes, give this show a shot. I’ve fallen in love with the Salvatore brothers. Dare I say almost as much as The Winchesters from good ol’ Supernatural. I love the cast of TVD, a good mix of personalities and age groups. Elena, the female lead is pretty kick ass as well. Good storyline. Fantastic soundtrack as well! Just as good as Reign and that says a lot! 4.5 out of 5.
Scream Queens [3.5 out of 5]

Scream Queens [3.5 out of 5]

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I’m a 1985 baby and generally, I’ve grown out of teen/college TV flicks. I’m more ‘The Originals’ and less ‘The Vampire Diaries’. Scream Queens is SURPRISINGLY entertaining! There were countless ways how this show could be a major flop but they pulled it off. I can’t wrap my head around it either, but they somehow managed. Some bits are just insanely ridiculous, but in a very funny, very ‘Clueless meets Scary Movie’ way. Tons of references that most Millennials would find hard to appreciate as well – which really took me by surprise! Shame on me for my teen/college genre prejudice! Shame on me.
Heroes Reborn [4 out of 5]

Heroes Reborn [4 out of 5]

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If you were part of that generation where Heroes, the original series came out in 2006. You’d be slightly disappointed at the beginning. Give it a shot, it starts out slightly slow, upsetting and slightly irritating, but it’s worth watching. It builds up pretty well, the plot unfolds and before you know it, you are in love with the characters once more. The effects (or CGI?) is top notch and very believable unlike some shows I’ve watched in the past. That in itself is enough to blow your mind. If you just wade through the first few episodes and willing to let go of that purist side of you, you WILL be delightfully entertained!
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