TV Show: The Get Down

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While the masses are out there getting their minds blown away with Stranger Things (which is understandable because it’s freaking good) many are sleeping on this brand new TV show Netflix put on its platform not so long ago.

When I saw it on Netflix I was not sure at all I wanted to watch it but because I’m a fan of Baz Luhrmann’s work I thought, Luhrmann + 70’s = definitely worth checking out. I did not regret it either. This show is amazing. The whole cast, the plot, the music, the characters. Everything on it screams A+

From what I can pick up from IMDB (because I’m terrible summing up) the show is set in a 70’s New York City, broken down and beaten up. It focuses on a group of teenagers from the Bronx as they go on everyday trying to achieve their dreams. These kids, with their lives, tell the story of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop and disco.

I’m not going to do a review, all I wanted to do is give a shout out to this amazing series and recommend you guys to watch it.

See  ya!

 

 

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Shows I Stopped Watching (And Why)

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TV shows are life. Or at least they take a very important part in my life. I also suck at watching them. When they’re complete they’re the best thing ever, I could watch 7 seasons in one month (like I did with The X-Files) but when I have to follow the show watching one episode per week… I just suck at it. I end up falling behind.

Right now I’m in a sort of “viewer’s block” I can’t seem to catch up with any of the tv shows I’m watching… And I watch a lot. I thought maybe writing about the ones I stopped watching would make me want to get updated with the ones I do watch.

Horrible idea I know but I’m also bored and trying to get my mind off some things so I’m going to write about the tv shows I stopped watching and the reasons why I did.

A little warning: I’m really sorry if you watch any of these shows and don’t agree with me on my reasons. Keep in mind this is my opinion only. Secondly, beware of the spoilers.

1- The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries was probably the first TV series I watched in english, I was a freshman when it started. It was on my TV every thursday (I think) after Supernatural. By then I was a big fan of Twilight and vampires [shrinks] At first I was in love of the show but as I grew older the plot got so bad and in my opinion, after season 3, things just went down. There are a couple of things why I stopped liking the show.

First of all, Klaus was incredible and in some point he was my favorite character so when they took him and the originals family (who I thought were the most interesting character of the show) to another tv series I thought it was bad for TVD. It was as if they took the most interesting part of the show. Secondly, Delena. I don’t know why and probably everybody disagrees with me on this because Delena was The Ship of the show, I just didn’t like them. It was like too obvious Elena was going to get with Damon at some point (books aside) and I just felt sorry for Stefan. I really liked Stelena.

The way I see it, klaroline was one of the ships that was bringing the show back to life (meaning: keeping things a little bit interesting for me) and when they took Klaus away it’s like they ruined it. I didn’t watch much after that. I only got to the part where a bunch of doppelgängers of Elena and Stefan were around. The doppelgänger plot got so old with The Vampire Diaries, it was tiring. It was good at some point because Nina Dobrev showed how good of an actress she is, I thought she was amazing in those scenes with Elena’s Doppelgangers.

Wow, it gives me so much nostalgia to talk about The Vampire Diaries.

2- Pretty Little Liars

I remember saying “I would never watch PLL” because it was so famous among teenagers and every girl in my class watched it and it made me hate it for some reason. At some point I gave in and I thought it was good. But I was in season 4 and nobody knew who A was and I got annoyed and bored. Like at some point everybody was part of the A team apparently. Maybe I grew up while watching it or just reasoned but everything the girls did had no logic. Why didn’t you tell your parents in the first place?! I think it would have been a good show if it had less seasons.

3- Arrow

When Arrow started I had no idea it was from DC. After looking into it I decided to give it a try. First two seasons were really good. By then I shipped Olicity really hard though I knew Oliver and Laurel should be together since she was supposed to become Black Canary and all. When I got to season three (where the show currently was) I was so happy because Olicity was happening but as usual after the first two episodes I fall behind and failed to catch up.

The thing is I had a lot of spoilers with this show and every spoiler I saw made me less anxious to get to the current episode they were airing. For some reason I stopped shipping olicity because a lot of people were shipping it and made the ship look more important than the show. I do this often, when something becomes famous I stop liking it (Example: The Fault In Our Stars)

Also, the fan service of this show is terrible and the fact that [SPOILER] they killed Laurel is just… NOPE!

4- Glee

Glee was my life! Joke, but I was a crazy fan, I still listen to a lot of covers they made and basically loved every character. I believe the show should have ended after season 3. Season 4 was not bad but I just didn’t like the dynamic. After Cory died (cries forever) things got pretty aimless, like horribly bad. Sometimes characters disappeared all of a sudden and all the newbies they introduced where discarded like disposable cups after one season and I hated that. I get that they were part of Finn’s storyline but after his death it all was arranged horribly.

It kinda makes me sad, because of glee I’m a big fan of Lea Michele,  Dianna Agron and Darren Criss. I’m still a big fan of the cast. (specially of these three)

I got some tv shows on hiatus too, meaning, I don’t want to stop watching them and I still care about the characters but right now is not the moment, examples: Supernatural, Dawson’s Creek, Chuck, Shameless and The Fosters. Also, I thought about mentioning The Flash but I really only watched 10 episodes of season 1 so I don’t think it was like these shows were I really was interested at some point.

 

 

 

So, I Watch Miraculous Ladybug

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For those who don’t know what this is, it’s a 3D animation series about the adventures of the young Marinette Dupain-Cheng, her classmates (who are often akumatized by the villain of the show) and her crush, Adrien Agreste.

When something bad happens Marinette, let me quote Miraculous Ladybug wiki here “With her magical earrings, inhabited by a kwami named Tikki, she has the power of good luck and can transform into the superhero Ladybug,” Paris N° 1 heroine. Adrien (with his own kwami, Plagg) on the other side transforms into Chat Noir. Without knowing their true identities both work together to protect the city from Hawkmoth, our main villain here whose goal is to steal their powers, he does this, wait,  I’m going to quote Wikipedia now “by using his akuma, butterflies infused with black energy, to influence and transform everyday citizens into super villains”

I was so embarrassed when I started this series because it’s targeted towards kids (I guess?) I mean the show itself it’s really cliché and I guess the 3D animation attracts younger audience but it’s so addicting. I know I’m not the only 20 year old person who feels this way, believe me after watching all the episodes I spent hours looking at the tumblr tag and checking out the blogs to see how old were they. I’m pretty childish already and the last thing I needed was to watch kids’ shows. There’s nothing wrong with doing it though. I remember that same week one of my favorite youtubers uploaded her favorites of the month video and she mentioned Miraculous Ladybug and I was so happy because she’s my age and she watches it too!

Anyway, this is a really good animation. I don’t know how to explain it but while being cliché it also manages to be fresh and new. It’s cute, sweet, funny and each character minor or not it’s autentic.

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Also if you’re into ships and otp’s this is definitely your series. I never saw a fandom have 4 different ships for the same two people (Adrinette, Marichat, Ladrien and LadyNoir). This is also one of the primal plots of the show, the fact that Marinette has a big, big crush on Adrien but Adrien only sees her as a classmate and Chat Noir (Adrien) loves Ladybug but she (Marinette) only has eyes for Adrien. FRUSTRATING!

I totally recommend it

J.A

ps: the theme song is so catchy.