Wrapping it Up: Books I Read in June 2021

I have been on a role with reading but I think that I might be about to burn myself out so I don’t know how it will go down right now.

Loveless by Alice Oseman

I have been really enjoying Alice Oseman’s books at the moment and in the past couple of months I have been slowly making my through all of her books that I have not read. I find them so comforting and easy to read. They are just what I need at the moment.

Things My Son Needs to Know about the World by Fredrick Backman

I love Backman. Although, I think I much prefered his fiction that I have read. This book was very funny and balanced the seriousness and humour very well. The audiobook was great and I managed to finish it in one day. The ending of this book was amazing and made any uncertainty around the book great. I can’t wait to read more of Backman’s fiction.

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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

I have opinions on this book! I really enjoyed the first two hundred pages. I loved the academic setting. I found the romantic dynamic exciting. I weirdly liked all the stuff about yoga. It was cheesy, but everything was good and fun. It felt like I was having a great time. It reminded me of Twilight in a good way. It was all the 2000s nostalgia. And then the book just kept getting weird. They moved setting far too much. Every time they would give more information about Matthew’s past, I cringed a bit (did he need to the founding fathers?). I also cringed everything children were mentioned. The relationship in general moved too quickly. I loved their dynamic at the beginning when they were first starting to like each other, but the build up was not maintained throughout.

Hunger by Roxane Gay

This book took me a long time to listen to because it is quite heavy. Roxane Gay’s writing is amazing and this book is no exception. I will say I prefer Bad Feminist because I loved how that book commented on media. But this book is a great memoir.

Heartstopper: Volume 3 by Alice Oseman and Heartstopper: Volume 4 by Alice Oseman

This series is amazing and so comforting. The ultimate comfort series. These two get a bit more serious which I liked. It expressed some things that I have thought but never fully realised. I’m not the biggest fan of all the friends within the books, I preferred it when the cast of characters was a bit smaller.

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Such beautiful writing. This book explores two key relationships – one with his mum and one with an ex-lover. It is so engaging and deals with difficult dynamics beautifully. It’s complex and fantastic.

Failosophy by Elizabeth Day

I got some bad news and felt like I needed to read something positive. It was what I needed at the time.

One by One by Ruth Ware

I read this book, like I read a lot of thrillers, really quickly. I enjoyed it a lot, but I still think thrillers are not my favourite genre. I thought this book would deliver slightly more as it is reminiscent of And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, however, it was more of a thriller about deranged people than a mystery. I did enjoy it though, it just was not everything I wanted it to be.

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

This book was fantastic. I didn’t know what to expect when I picked it up (I picked it up on a whim), but I loved it so much. It was like a mixture of a book by Celest Ng and also something like Buffy. It gave major 90s vibes, it explored gender power dynamics, and it was a great horror book. I am definitely going to pick up the rest of her books.

Oh The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Suess

I have finished uni and was gifted this book.

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My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

I had been wanting to read this for ages and it was well worth the wait for my library loan to come through. It was really tough to read at parts (because it deals with such a serious issue), but it is written in such an amazing way. It is so engaging and you feel so sorry for Vanessa. The choice to tell the story through the perspective of someone who is still under the influence of their abuser worked, it didn’t glorify the abuse it, instead, made the story more powerful and complex. The message of the novel was clear and impactful.

Self Care by Leigh Stein

I had been interested in this book for ages. I find the topic of self care really interesting and I really enjoyed that this book was satire about the wellness industry and in particular how it is presented on social media.

Sandman Vol. 1 by Neil Gaiman

I fancied reading a graphic novel and this one was free on Kindle unlimited and I love Neil Gaimon. The concept was cool and I am very interested in the upcoming TV show but I think I have to accept that comic books are just not properly for me.

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This was a reread and it was just as good the second time around. I listened to the audiobook this time and it was a very different but great experience. A very good audiobook.

A Song of Wraith and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

I really liked the concept of this novel, but I don’t think how the novel was promoted quite matches the plot of the book. The concept of two people who are trying to kill each other dating was what made me read the book. But that isn’t quite what the book is. That might have been me misunderstanding though. Despite this, the book was good. I liked that it involved a competition. That is something I look for in fantasy so that was great.

One Day by David Nicholls

This book was good but at times I struggled to get into it. The structure of focusing on one day from different years was interesting, but made it hard to connect always. I did love how the characters naturally developed and changed. My main problem was that the ending felt like it was made to make you cry. I didn’t feel clever.

Wrapping It Up: Films I Watched in June 2021

I might end up actually going to a cinema this month, who knows.

Aladdin 2019

I was staying at my brothers at the start of the month so I rewatched a lot of Disney films. My family really enjoyed that this version has a more feminist message. Click here to read my review.

Moana

I had actually never watched this film and to be honest I cannot remember if we actually finished this film. I really like the music, but it isn’t a classic Disney film for me.

Tangled

I love this film. It is so fun and exciting. Also my niece enjoyed dancing to a song so much that she wanted to watch it again. That was so cute that it made everything better.

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Bo Burnham’s Inside

This might be my favourite Bo Burnham’s special. It was sooo good. I loved so many of the songs. It was too relatable.

Camp Rock 2

This month is a month for Disney films. I love the music in this one. Let’s be honest, the song ‘Introducing Me’ is the highlight of the film and quite possibly the greatest song of all time.

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Notting Hill

I had never seen this film before and while it is nice to say I have seen it now, I was not madly in love with it. I love stories about famous people and stories about book shops so I should have loved it. Instead, I thought it was okay. It was more sentimental and romantic then I expected – the music made it very melodramatic. The comedy that was added was not my favourite – the quirky side characters have not aged very well.

Together

I wanted to watch this because I love James Mcavoy and he was great in it. It is about a couple who hate each other but love each other at the same time. Which is a premise I love. However, I did not realise that the show would also be about Coronavirus and while it was great, it was not what I wanted at the time. I would recommend, but it is sad.

Wrapping It Up: TV Shows I Watched in June 2021

I am fully absorbed into The Office, so I don’t know how many new shows I will start this month.

The Bling Empire

This show is addictive and great for a bring watch with friends.

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Love Victor

We wanted something easy to watch and we wanted to we both love rich people and their ridiculous problems. A great show to passively watch.

The second season came out and I had to watch after enjoying the first season. It is a great easy to watch show, but it does delve into some deeper themes which is not always the most fun. I am enjoying it though. The character dynamics get more complicated as it goes on and in some cases I enjoyed it and others I did not. Does every character need to be in a love triangle?

Solos

So far this show is a little bit weird. It feels like it is trying to be Black Mirror and failing. The first episode was not as deep as I think it thought it was. I will give it another go though.

Best Home Cook

This show became one of my new fave easy to watch shows. I devoured it.

Elite

I started the new season but found that I missed my favourite characters from the season before. I have not continued as it felt a very different from the previous seasons.

Wrapping It Up: TV Shows I Watched in May

I have started this month basically afresh. I am not properly in the middle of any shows. Who knows what I will be in the mood to watch, I certainly don’t know. In this month, I got more into The Office and I really love it now. I understand the hype.

Them

I considered starting this show the other month, but started Tales of the City instead. Yet, I ended up stopping watching that show, so hopefully this one will be more successful for me. The more I get into the show, the more I enjoy it, it is a really good amount of creepy.

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The Bold Type

I got back into watching this show, and it was the perfect easy to watch time. I can’t wait for the next season, I just love female friendships and work place shows.

Halston

I assume that other people watched this show for Ewan McGregor, but I watched it for Krysta Rodriquez as Liza Minnelli. I am only one episode in but she is the best part of the show and she is not in it enough.

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Royalties

I love Starkid but this show was not amazing to be honest. It was nice to see members of Starkid turn up, but the show was too ridiculous for me. It was more stupid than funny.

Interior Design Masters

An easy to watch show about designing rooms. I have randomly got really into it. But, in general, it just provides the easy TV I needed.

Wrapping It Up: Films I Watched in May

How is it May already? Hopefully this month I will get around to watching a bunch of films with my friends, especially as soon we will be allowed into people’s houses.

High School Musical 3

We needed some nostalgia and graduation feels, so what better film to go for than High School Musical 3.

Lemonade Mouth

A theme of this month is that my friend got Disney+. I never had Disney Chanel when I was younger, so I had never watched this film. It was fun and easy to watch. It was a great way to spend bank holiday Monday.

Shazam

This film had a really slow start, but then suddenly it became one of the funniest films ever. I really enjoyed the film, the characters, and the character dynamics. I particularly loved the younger sister. It is definitely the best DC film.

CoCo

This is a Disney film that I missed when it first came out and I finally got around to watching it. The song ‘Remember Me’ is one of my favourite Disney songs, so it was nice to be able to see it in the context of the film.

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Things Heard and Seen

This horror film annoyed me. It did not do everything that I hoped it would. It was not a bad film, but I think it could have been so much better. I liked that it challenged who the villain is, but I didn’t love the supernatural elements and the execution of these moments felt a little bit cringe. A lot of horror films have a similar message, it did not feel very unique. Also, the film gave the main character an eating disorder but did not do much with that – I found that very strange.

Bridget Jones’ Baby

We finally got to the third film in the series. I can now say I have seen every Bridget Jones film. I really enjoyed this one. It is definitely better than the second one. I loved the romance, this film has so many moments that were just amazing and swoon worthy.

Their Finest

I watched this film for history revision. It was an interesting film. I enjoyed that it explored how films were made during the war and I also liked the focus on women and the importance of their stories.

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Ma

This film had some great moments, but, in general, it didn’t live up to my expectations. Basically, only the ending is actually horror, however, I think it went a bit far. Not with the horror, but with the presentation of Ma. I think that at the end of the film, they made her too crazy. Instead of her being a complex character, she became a caricature of a mad person.

Camp Rock

A classic and great film. I watched the film so much in my childhood and it was great to watch again. This film is overall just a great time. I don’t know why but I just love the vibes of the film, the camp feels so chill. Although, I will say that some of the dancing in this film is questionable.

Wrapping It Up: Books I Read in May

I am coming into this month, with quite a few books nearly finished. Consequently, I imagine this list might end up being quite long.

The Wicker King by K.A. Ancrum

Not gonna lie, I read this book because Booksandlala liked it. It was a good time also the chapters were so short that i got through it so quickly. I enjoyed the intense friendship within this book, but I was not as invested in the overall plot.

The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jeminsin

I am slowly making my way through this series. It is good, but it takes a lot out of me. I find the writing style takes me longer to read and understand than othe books. I loved the characters and am intrigued where everything is going. I will probably pick up the next in about a month or something.

Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren

This story was good, but it had some problematic elements. For example, the book kind of ignores that the main male character is raped, and that should not be the case. If it was not for that I would have enjoyed the book so much more.

Heartstopper: Volume 2 by Alice Oseman

This series is adorable and fantastic. I cant wait for the TV series.

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Everything I Never Told You by Celest Ng

This book is phenomenal. I watched Little Fires Everywhere last year and I loved it. This book was just as great. I love complicated family dynamics and character exploration and this book delivers all of this. I will certainly read anything Ng publishes.

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

I had wanted to read this for a while, I liked that it was set in New York and explores a character who has no idea what she is doing with her life. That is in many ways very relatable.

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Soloman

I was told this was academic enemies to lovers and it reminded me of the TV show Never Have I Ever. It was a good time. It also had a character realising that they don’t need to be so Type A, that is another thing that I love.

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Wayward Son Rainbow Rowell

I put off reading this book for years because I did not think that the first needed a sequel. I stand by that opinion. However, this was a very fun book. I enjoyed getting back into a young adult fantasy book and just having a fun time. Her writing style is very fun. The plot of this book, however, was not my favourite. I missed the school setting and found the stuff with the cult a bit weird.

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

This is another book that I did not think needed a sequel. However, I needed an audiobook to listen to and decided to give this one a go. At first I didn’t love the narration, but I got used to it after a while. I found a lot of it interesting, but I felt somewhat distanced from the characters. I did find that I liked Declan more than I thought I would which was nice. Although I did think there would be more scenes with Ronan and Adam.

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

I really loved this book. I thought that the sisters would meet a bit earlier, but that didn’t impact my enjoyment. I love her writing and how her book explores culture and issues.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

I just don’t get the hype of this book. It was alright, but I never fully connected to it and to enjoy a romance I really need to connect. I actually preferred Mansfield Park when I read it, at least in that book I had a moment when I got really into the plot. I just don’t think that the morals of Austen’s novels are for me. Like we get it, having a good marriage for love is important.

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Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

I enjoyed this book more than the first one. I listened to the audio book and had a great time! The audiobook with all its narrators makes for a great experience, it is objectively a good audiobook. I did also really enjoy the story. This one was more engaging than the first because we got to see a bit more of Ketterdam and the criminal world. Also, I think the sequel, like all sequels allow you to explore character dynamics a bit more and dive deeper into relationships. It was so good.

Nick and Charlie by Alice Oseman

I love these characters and this book was so fun. I love the heartstopper comics and I liked reading about them a bit later on. At the moment, I am loving Alice Oseman.

Not That Kind of Guy by Andie J. Christopher

This book made me realise that I love fake dating, but I don’t like fake married and books about Vegas. Their relationship felt a bit too quick and not very dynamic.

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Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I still do not fully know I feel about this book. I really enjoyed it, but it is certainly my least favourite. I loved all the characters but it did not feel quite as clever as her other books. Saying that it is my least favourite is not a major, it is still a fantastic book. She writes famous people like no one else and I devoured this book.

Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli

The audiobook for this was so fun. I loved the characters and their dynamics. It was super predictable but it was the fun vibes I wanted from it.

Everything Under by Daisy Johnson

This book disappointed me. I thought that I would love it as much as I loved Sisters and while it was good, I failed to connect to it as much as I wanted to. Sisters drew me in, but this one didn’t.

Wrapping It Up: Films I Watched in April 2021

I am enjoying watching films at the moment, so lets hope that continues.

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Crazy, Stupid, Love

Somehow I had never seen this film before. While it did have a bad case of being made in the early 2010s, it was a good film. Obviously there were a couple of strange moments, but I loved the main couples and all the characters. The scene where all the stories combine is iconic for a reason.

Palm Springs

For someone who is not obsessed with time-loops, I have been watching a lot of things about them atm. This film was good, but I would have liked it to have been more of an ensemble film. It had a fantastic cast and interesting characters and I would have loved to learn more about them all. It was a good, slightly weird film.

To The Bone

This was hard to watch, but in a good way.

Shrek the Musical

Me and my best friend tried to watch this, but it is not as good as we wanted it to be. We got like 40 mins in and it was still set up. Literally nothing happens! They even add more backstory. It felt long.

Dirty Dancing

My best friend put this on and watching it was a good time cause watching Dirty Dancing is always a good time.

I Could Never Be Your Woman

This is one of my favourite films and I have not rewatched it in years. Click here to read my post about it.

Bridget Jones’ Diary

I had never seen this film before. I have no idea how! I was slightly worried that it might turn out to be quite problematic, and while it definitely had some problems (it’s discussion of weight being the main one), it was overall a great time. I really enjoyed it and am planning on watching the other two soon.

Wrapping It Up: Books I Read in April 2021

Life is starting to pick back up again, so I might not be able to read quite as much this month.

Simplexity by Kiley Reid

I found that she had a short story, and I had to read it. It was really good, not as good as the perfection that is Such A Fun Age, but it was great.

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

I was expecting this book to make me cry, but it didn’t. That probably says something about me, to be honest. It was really good, but it I did not connect with it in the way I wanted to.

Last Tang Standing by Lauren Ho

This book was a lot of fun. It is marketed as Crazy Rich Asians and Bridget Jones’ Diary and it is definitely that. I don’t know why but I thought this book had a fake dating situation in it so I was disappointed when it did not. There is nothing wrong with the book, it is honestly great, but because I thought it would be something else I was a bit disappointed.

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I do not fully know why I decided to reread this book. I thought I would give it another go, and this time I did enjoy it a lot more than the first time I read it. I have been craving a heist story and I had forgotten almost everything that happens. I am not going to rush to read the second book, but I will probably give it a go eventually.

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

This audiobook was fun to listen to. I don’t know how much I would have enjoyed this if I had not been listening to it though. While I did love the mother daughter dynamic, I don’t think it was explored enough. A lot of this book is just about the context. You learn a lot about the great depression, but I think this overshadows the character dynamics.

Pet Semetary by Stephen King

This book is, to me, a poor man’s The Shining. They both centre around nuclear families who move to a new place. The both feature a passive mother and children. They both feature a non-threatening old man who knows a lot about the supernatural occurrences. They both feature a final chase to stop the father from ruining everything. It was alright, but I hoped for something a bit more. Something I really wanted to happen did not happen and I felt like a lot of the book was just waiting for someone to bury someone in the graveyard.

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Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

After reading what feels like a lot of average books, I finally read something I really loved. This book was confusing in the best way. Backman wants you to be taken aback by a lot of his revelations and his writing style keeps you engaged. It was a beautiful story about mental health and loving other people. I love a story where strangers are forced together by a happen chance situation. Everything about this book was perfect. I started reading it on a whim and I am so glad that I did.

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

I think I may have confused this book for a different one when I picked it up. For some reason I thought that it was a thriller and it is definitely not one. It is actually about a refugees. It was quite good, but I never got over it not being what I expected it to be. The audiobook was read by the author which was nice. I enjoyed the characters complicated relationship too.

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

I am glad I read this book because it is a classic dystopian story, but I didn’t feel very original. But that is because it started all the trends that I recognised. I did love the exploration of literature. It felt like a very quotable book.

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

This is one of my favourite books. I do not need to keep discussing how much I love it. It is a fave. Click here to read my original review.

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

This book would have been everything to me when I was younger. It was great now, but I think it hits differently when you are 18. It is a beautiful book about how there is not just one path for everyone. Its about friendship, accepting yourself, and being kind to yourself. I am very glad I read it. The mystery elements were not always my favourite, I think it might have been fine without it.

In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

This book is beautiful. It was a great memoir about the authors experience with an abusive partner. I highly recommend this book.

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne

This is not as good as The Hating Game. It was a fun time, but the characters were not as engaging. I didn’t root for the relationship as much. It was a fun easy romance, but not a memorable one.

This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills

I should not have finished this book. I only did because I somehow thought that Booksandlala liked it, but I was wrong. It was alright, but not amazing.

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Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

I am slowly trying to read the V.E. Schwab books that I missed. I put off reading this one for a while because I thought that the first one didn’t really need a sequel. This was a fun book though and I am glad I read it. I particularly liked the villain in this one.

Writing into the Wound by Roxanne Gay

I love Roxanne Gay and I need to read every piece of non-fiction she has ever read. This was a short essay about writing trauma and the pandemic. I loved how it connected global traumas to personal traumas. It really made me think.

Disfigured by Amanda Leduc

After reading something by Roxane Gay I had a desire to read even more non-fiction. So I decided to pick this one up. I had been wanting to read it for a while and this seemed like the perfect time. I really enjoyed learning more about disability and the presentation of disability within the media. I loved how it explored Disney films, superhero narratives, novelists like Angela Carter, while also explaining her own story.

Wrapping It Up: TV Shows I Watched in April 2021

I’m not sure what I am in the mood to watch at the moment, so I expect this will be a random mix of things.

Life on Mars

My dad and brother watched this when it came out, but I was quite young at the time so I missed out. It has been a much hyped show, so I wanted to check it out. I find I am not massively interested in the individual mysteries, but the overarching one has me very intrigued.

Queer Eye

I got back into Queer Eye this month. I didn’t realise there was a new series tbh. I currently need an easy to watch show, and this provides for me. Sometimes it annoys me a bit, Americans are a lot, but overall it is a great show.

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Russian Doll

This month I am aiming to finish this show. Once I got past the first few episodes, I fell in love with this show. I think it needed a character to be introduced before I got properly into it. The first few episodes set up the concept and once something is revealed then the plot can properly start. It is such an interesting show that explores the concepts of morality and life and death so well. I can’t wait for the next season.

The Office

I tried to watch this show a few years ago but never properly got into it. Now I want to give it another go. I would quite like to have an easy to watch sit com to fall back on when I don’t know what to watch. I think once I have got past the first season or so this show should be exactly what I need.

Tales of the City

I fancied something that is both a drama and easy to watch and decided to giving this show a go. The character dynamics are interesting and the cast is wonderfully diverse. The setting and music of the show make it a bit more melodramatic than I would typically want it to be, but, overall, I am having a good time watching it.

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Shadow and Bone

My relationship to Leigh Bardugo is complicated, but I still wanted to watch this show. I haven’t finished either of her series yet, but I have been wanting to recently. They might not be my favourites, but I somehow find that I get absorbed into her fictional world. I am not fully sure about the cast, some of them are great and others are just so different to how I imagined it. Also, trying to adapt the plots so that they fit together feels a bit strange. I am overall having a good time though.

Wrapping It Up: TV Shows I Watched in March 2021

I am still making my way through the OC, so their might not end up being a lot to talk about this month.

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Nadiya’s Time To Eat

This is a great show. I love Nadiya Hussain and her ideas are actually great. Normally when people talk about quick cooking they are not talking about quick cooking. But Nadiya has great ideas which are quick and simple and use easy ingredients. I love her.

The Big Family Cooking Showdown

Another cooking show with Nadiya Hussain to comfort me. Yes, I am becoming quite predictable.

Dear White People

I wanted to watch a new show and was intrigued because this show is set in university. It was really good, but I have yet to finish it. I really liked the complexity of the show.

Russian Doll

I started this show, I am only one episode in at the moment and it is interesting but I have not felt the urge to continue. Did I start it because Annie Murphy is going to be in the next season, yes.

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Firefly Lane

I started this show and it is a good source of family/friendship drama. I am not massively in love the storytelling structure, it feels like they are doing the flashbacks just to make simple moments shocking. I am enjoying other elements though, so I will definitely continue.

I spoke too soon. The ending of this show really annoyed me. This shows pacing was really weird and it let to nothing. I felt like we didn’t get to see the most exciting parts of the characters lives. It was okay, but I doubt I will continue with this show if it gets a second season – which I don’t think it should.

Marriage or Mortgage

This is a great show to watch with friends on Netflix party.

Superstore

I got back into this show this month. I went through a stage where I was not enjoying it too much, but I think I just needed a little break from it because watching it now I am really enjoying it and looking forward to new episodes. I do love the characters and their dynamics. It is just a classic sitcom.