Back on the PLL Rollercoaster

I started to rewatch Pretty Little Liars in June, and I even created a Twitter thread to share my thoughts. It started as a little casual rewatch where I would watch a couple of episodes here and there between other things. Cut to a few weeks ago when I started binge-watching it very heavily.

I can now say with confidence I am very much back on my Pretty Little Liars bullshit lol. I was obsessed with this show when it first came out, I think I got into it around the end of season 1/start of season 2 because I did have a few episodes to watch. Once I was in, I was really in.

I remember going to school every day and talking to my friends about A theories, and I made quite a few YouTube videos on the show as the series went on.

Man those were the days.

And then the show ended and the last reveals and mysteries were honestly, just not good lol. The show had the potential to be amazing, the fandom was so involved, and yet all the show did was let the plotlines slide away in favour of the ‘ships’ and it was very sad.

Don’t get me wrong, I was 100% in it with those ‘ships’ during the show. I sure as hell shipped Aria and Ezra and everyone else…but looking back I know I should not have supported Ezria as much as I did. He was literally her TEACHER and it was hella inappropriate from start to finish.

And during my rewatch I realise just how much the show tried to romanticise it and it was WEIRD. Like even when we find out all the crap Ezra was doing like writing a secret book on Alison and everything Aria just decided “oh it’s okay I’ll marry you anyway….” very questionable.

But yeah anyway, even though I know everything that happens and have already been on this rollercoaster we are back.

I think the reason why I’m being pulled back in, is that the early seasons of the show are really good. I mean that Mona reveal was EVERYTHING when I watched it for the first time. It was so unexpected (unless you’ve read the books) and the actress that played Mona just done it so well. I loved it.

And this time around the season that is really grabbing me in is season 3, when I have done rewatches in the past I only ever really made it through the first couple of seasons, so this time I’m determined to make it the whole way through and I can say with confidence I will.

Season 3 is really grabbed me with the Halloween train episode. If you ask me, that’s peak PLL, there were so many reveals and Aria was missing and the suspense level was at an all time high. I loved it all.

Which is why now all I do is think about PLL and it’s all I can post about online. So if you want to unfollow me on Twitter for a while I totally get it, though I try to contain the tweets to one threat so hopefully it’s not too annoying.

So yes, this is where my life is. Obsessed with PLL and also trying to play Animal Crossing all the time since the 2.0 update launched and gave us all the new content. Aka I have reverted back to being 15 and I can’t say I hate it lol.

Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 Thoughts

So they went with the COVID storyline. Yikes.

I mean it makes sense for them to cover something like this, but right now? While it’s happening? Very real, dark and depressing. Especially when Meredith is sick, I mean our girl’s been through a lot and now COVID? It’s wild.

So here are my thoughts on season 17 of Grey’s:

  • So Teddy and Owen are on the outs, not even surprised. I mean we all know what happened.
  • DeLuca is back on the mend, that’s nice to see. I was worried he was never going to get back to himself
  • Trust Meredith to be right in the middle of the action, I expect nothing less
  • Kind of sad that Link and Amelia are stuck at home with all the kids, but I guess someone has to be, and Amelia had that baby
  • Oh my God, Jo and Jackson? Weird af, I was feeling the second hand awkwardness and I hated it
  • Bailey is being her natural high alert, social distancing self and I get it. She might be overkill but at least she taking all the right measures.
  • Oh God. Meredith. No.
  • BUT DEREK. I CRIED. I mean I totally had this spoiled on Facebook for me but I still always cry for McDreamy.
  • So Nico and Levi be hooking up on the sly. What’s going to come of this? I feel like it’s not going to be just a hook up for Levi
  • Wow so Jo and Jackson really done the deed, I don’t know how to feel about them together. I mean sure neither of them are ready for a relationship, but like if that’s what it is going to be in the end…I don’t know
  • Maggie is having a cute time with her boyfriend with the Facetiming and all, I guess it just sucks they can’t be together. But it is a reality that is very true for a lot of people.
  • My heart is breaking for Tom, I mean he is also suffering from COVID, but everyone is focused on Meredith. I know his symptoms didn’t show right away but still…someone care for him
  • GEORGE – again spoiled on Facebook. But honestly…how DARE THEY. They can’t toy with my emotions like this honestly, if they bring back Lexie, McSteamy and all…ugh I’ll actually not cope
  • Also how come Meredith was able to reach George and not Derek? Also sneaky how they threw in why Meredith can see George as older, ya’ll could’ve just acted like he was the same or not addressed it.
  • But seriously if Meredith dies this season then the show ends and not only will the virus have claimed so many lives in real life, but it will also have claimed a fictional character that I am just not ready to lose to something real. Like MEREDITH GREY cannot survive 17 seasons of crap just to die now, I won’t accept it.
  • I just hope there’s hope for her clinical trial but honestly, my hope is very low.
  • Bailey’s mum </3 my heart broke for her. I think I’m going to cry at every episode this season and I hate that
  • On the bright side, Tom is okay! Hooray! Also are he and Teddy friends or what is going on because I think it would be nice for them to be more than that but who’s to say…maybe Owen will magically come around again
  • RIP DeLuca – I am only upset on behalf of Meredith because honestly she does not deserve this. I also think it’s rude of the show to kill him off after he worked so hard to get his mental health in check and was trying to stop that child trafficker. He does not deserve this
  • If Meredith reaches Derek, she’s going to die right? That’s why she can’t? Oh God I can’t handle that
  • Seeing Derek again is enough to melt my heart honestly he’s a babe, I miss him
  • I didn’t think I was going to cry at DeLuca’s funeral but then they showed that clip of him and my heart broke
  • I’ve been crying every damn episode but like this time for happy reasons, Maggie saving the day, everyone happy dancing, Meredith off the vent and MAGGIE GETTING ENGAGED yassss we love to see it
  • Grey’s is definitely getting so real this season with this Black Lives Matter episode…damn
  • We love Schmitt thriving under Meredith’s voice haha what a king
  • So Jackson is leaving…he’s having some awakening and I’m not a huge fan of it. It seems so random. Like I 100% agree with his cause but it just seems so strange for him of all people…is it just me?
  • People have been saying Greys is very “preachy” this season and I agree. I just feel like the issues are being thrust into my face rather than handling it in a less direct way.
  • Oh and Tom is leaving too? This is sad. Honestly I felt like he was a better fit for Teddy. Sad that isn’t working out
  • And yes I did cry when Meredith came home. I was totally fine and then tears – this season is wrecking me lol
  • I am so sad that Jo didn’t get to adopt that baby I would have loved to see her have single mom vibes
  • Also Bailey’s husband has cancer? What is Station19 doing…
  • Nico’s change of character all of a sudden is so sus – like first he’s not about commitment at all and then next thing he’s just like “I wanna make you tea and watch Lord of the Rings”…sure Jan there was literally no development at all he just became totally different over night?
  • But for real how could they not explore Levi getting with that vaccine trial guy. Also love that they just kind of skipped ahead and were like “oh yeah vaccine worked Levi is fine”. I mean that could have been a good storyline.
  • This season wrapped up too nicely…like okay yes we love happy endings but like…we are still in a pandemic lol
  • So yes Maggie and her guy get married – we love that, but girl the ANXIETY I felt watching that wedding scene. Too real. We still can’t dance at weddings or any venues in the UK so that’s not it for me.
  • Meredith is fine – obviously, the queen of surviving everything
  • Jo gets her baby! I am so excited to see her as a parent. And I love that Jackson left her his apartment.
  • Also Jo sold her hospital shares to Tom?! Does that mean he isn’t gone? I mean they probably won’t talk about him ever again except in passing…but okay.
  • Amelia and Link are over? Very sad. Honestly I was rooting for them but I know that this life was not what Amelia wanted…still. I like Link as an actor – biased from his Nashville days – so I hope he sticks around. I can’t have more people leaving.
  • There’s probably loads I’m missing but let’s leave it here.

So this season was…a rollercoaster. I feel like my bullet points are not as good as they normally are lol this season was so disjointed for me because I was watching it on and off for ages. Like I remember in the early parts of the season, it was the height of COVID and the show made me even more depressed about the state of the world because it was affecting my shows too. So I had to give it a break.

I hope that in the next season they move on from the COVID storyline, but at the same time I don’t know how they move away from it like everything is normal again because the world still isn’t back to normal. That’s why I think it was going to be hard for them to do a pandemic season, because the show is officially confirmed to be in real time and so they can’t just be like “oh COVID is over” because it ain’t lol. So yeah I don’t know what they’ll do in terms of that.

It’s funny that I said I would stop doing these after season 15 because I was binge-ing it yet as soon as I started season 17 I instinctively made started this post. But how can you not? Especially with this season. So I guess I’m just going to keep doing them until the end.

As always I really don’t know how long the show is going to continue, I just hope they end it well. Like I NEED the old characters who haven’t died to come back. I need the Christina – Meredith reunion, I need Arizona and Callie, I need Alex and even Izzie. I just need like the old Grey’s for a minute and we’d be fine. Hell, this season we got MCDREAMY and GEORGE back. You can’t tell me we can’t get the others.

And so that is where we leave Grey’s for now…in the mean time I am trying desperately to find out where and when I can watch the Gossip Girl reboot because I need that in my life. Otherwise I’m just back rewatching the same old shows because I can’t bring myself to watch anything new lol.

Recently Watched Netflix Shows

In February, I finally finished the Originals which means that I had finally been able to start on some new shows. There have been quite a few Netflix shows that I have been wanting to watch, but wouldn’t let myself until I finished the Originals, because if I wasn’t going to finish it now, I probably would never have finished it.

Now that I have been freed up to watch something new, I decided to tackle the list of Netflix shows I have that are all just one season. Because they are all just one season, it makes them easy to watch. Will they have more than one season? Who’s to say, but it means I can get through them quickly and move onto the next.

And instead of making blog posts for each one of them, I decided to combine them all into this one blog post and share some thoughts. I imagine I will have more thoughts on some than others, but this way they all get covered quickly and then I guess I can go on to bigger and better shows lol.

Warning, there will be spoilers for these shows ahead.

So first off we have:

Bridgerton

This was one that was at the top of the list. I mean it’s Gossip Girl in the 1800s and I love Gossip Girl. Plus it’s from Shondaland and I also have a history of loving every Shonda show I’ve ever watched. So talk about a match made in heaven.

I didn’t take to it right away, but the show definitely grew on me. I am a fan, and I’m excited to see the next season and also to read the books. I didn’t think I was that attached to the show until it ended and now I find myself wanting to know everything about this world lol.

Plus the fact they revealed Lady Whistledown’s identity in season one, it was a bold move but now I just want to rewatch and keep an eye out for clues. But also, I’m left with lots of questions and wondering where go from here for next season. I guess if anything, I’m glad there is going to be a next season.

What/If

This has been on my list for a long time but I just never got around to watching it, until now. It was okay. I mean most of it was me trying to figure out what Anne wanted with Lisa and Sean and then they revealed it and I thought it was terrible. Like it kind of ruined it for me that Anne was Lisa’s mum, I don’t know why but I just hate those kind of plot twists. It reminds me of a book I read not long ago where they had a similar reveal and I hated that so…yeah it’s not my favourite storyline lol.

Also it was so weird that Marcos kept talking to that guy he and his boyfriend had a threesome with one time. Like I thought it was a one-off thing but then they kept hanging out which was strange to me but I guess it’s cool if they can be friends.

Then there was that creepy doctor guy who had an affair with Angela and that escalated so fast like he literally turned into a psycho killer in 5 seconds. I mean I sensed something was wrong with him when we first met him but dang.

But yeah overall just okay, not exactly what I was expecting but still interesting if you are into that whole thing. Definitely not something I would rush back to if it were to come back for another season, though it did come out two years ago so I feel like if there was going to be another season we would have heard about it by now.

The Society

Another one that has been on my list for a long time. I wasn’t sure how to feel about it at first, especially when the show starts and you’re introduced to like 20 people at the same time and it’s all confusing. Like even now I’m finished the season I still don’t think I know half the people’s names. But the show did grow on me.

I’m sad that Netflix cancelled it after one season, they were even going to have a second season but it was cancelled due to COVID. Which is annoying especially when there are so many questions I have about the show. For example, what the heck was that reveal at the end? Like the parents are fine? The kids are dead? The dog exists in both worlds? I need to know what the deal is with “the smell”.

I also need to know what is going to happen to Allie, she doesn’t deserve to die. Is Campbell going to ultimately end up killing Elle or will she kill herself to escape him? Is Lexie going to be a good leader? I’m not even going to entertain the idea of Harry being a leader because he’s not one lol. Also are they really going to teach themselves how to farm/are they going to find out where they are?

So yeah, definitely sad to have gotten involved in this one just because we don’t know what would have happened. I imagine there is a bunch of fanfiction out there/fan theories so I may have to look that up to satisfy my need for an ending.

Dare Me

This had the potential to be the teen drama show I needed in my life. Like I love a good high school drama show, I live for Pretty Little Liars and Gossip Girl. But sadly, this did not live up to that.

I mean it definitely had me interested with Beth, she seems like the one I need to be the main character. Addy is just eh, like it’s weird she gets wrapped up into the world of the ‘Coach’. I mean the Coach is supposed to be a grown ass woman and the only person she can make friends with is a high school cheerleader? Creepy.

I thought this was going to be like Fab Five Texas High School Cheerleading Scandal-type drama but it was very flat in comparison. I mean a few things were interesting but the big drama happened at the end and even with that, not that impressed. So sad it didn’t live up to my expectations, but also sad it’s not getting another season because I probably would have stuck around to see where it went especially when the first season ended on a cliffhanger.

Luckily for me though there is a book so I think I’ll take a stab at that just so I can find out who killed Will. Unless it’s not revealed there either and then that would just be sad.

AJ and the Queen

I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this one to be honest. I thought maybe it would be too OOT and not really have a plot but I was surprised. Definitely not my favourite of all the shows I’ve watched but it was enjoyable and I did enjoy seeing RuPaul in an acting role. AJ was kind of annoying to me in the beginning but she grew on me.

I know the show was cancelled but I honestly don’t know if I would have wanted another season. And even if they did have a second season I definitely couldn’t see them going beyond that. But yeah, overall a cute show, I enjoy Drag Race and RuPaul so it only made sense to give this show a go.

Tiny Pretty Things

This show definitely seemed like something I would enjoy, but it was kind of messy for me. And by that I mean they had a lot of good drama but it just wasn’t done well? Like I just felt the series was all over the place and they tried to do a lot in season one. Every character seemed to be going through a lot and I felt like they spent about 5 minutes addressing a problem before it moved onto something else. It was wild.

I mean I still don’t even know who half the characters really are and if things are going to be addressed properly in the long term. For example, Oran’s eating disorder, why is that not talked about or noticed more? And then there’s his whole thing with Shane like is that just glossed over and everything is normal again? And I still don’t really know what Neveah’s deal is like I thought she was gonna be the main character but she’s not really, and then she seems to get angry and lash out for no reason most of the time. Not to mention I also hate the friendships in this show, I know that this happens in other shows where everyone’s friends one second and then they are not but in this show it changes SO MUCH and there’s only been 10 episodes…it was just a lot to go through.

So definitely not the best show, but it definitely kept me interested enough to watch until the end. No idea if it will get another season or if I’ll be interested in it just because of the way they tell the story it’s just a bit confusing. I know it is based on a book series so I might give that a go but if it’s as chaotic as the TV show I think I’ll stay away.

And this concludes a month and a half of binge watching Netflix shows. I have to say, I did enjoy this. It was a nice break up from starting to binge a longer show with more seasons because sometimes those get tiring to watch.

I’m not gonna lie, there are definitely more Netflix shows out there that I want to watch, especially when Netflix is releasing new content all the time, but these shows were ones that were pressing me and most that I never made time for until now.

I guess now comes the task of trying to find what’s next, though realistically it will probably be a while before I find something new to really sink into. So until then I have reverted back to watching some Ugly Betty for old times’ sake.

If you’ve watched any of these shows then let me know what you think, otherwise if you have any suggestions then let me know! Might as well take advantage of still being in lockdown to get some good binge watching in.

The Circle USA Season 1 Thoughts

We are jumping into 2021 with a brand new reality show.

So I remember when the Circle UK was first announced and I knew it was going to be the show for me. Sadly, I never watch live TV and kind of forgot about it so I never actually got around to watching it. Cut to a couple years later and I’m on Netflix and this is the first thing that shows up on the homescreen.

I was hooked from the first episode and I really wanted to binge it right away, sadly though I was watching with my boyfriend and he believes in “rationing” shows, so I could only watch one episode a night and it killed me inside a little. But I’m finally finished and I’m ready to share all my thoughts.

First of all, those apartments better be soundproof because the amount of yelling and jumping that goes on from people is actually insane. Like you’re telling me that no one could hear Sammie screaming everytime something big happened? Or no one heard Seaburn jumping up and down in glee? Sure Jan.

Second of all, that social media platform “the Circle” must have the best voice recognition for text to speech – that or me and my boyfriend pictured some guy in the basement listening to their conversations and having to do all the typing in real time. If that was the case then I feel for them, I really do.

Now onto the real dirt, the contestants! I want to talk about everyone individually because I got my thoughts and feelings on all of them and it seems like the most organised way to do it. So let’s jump in:

Alana

I’m going to go in the order they arrived. So Alana was there for one episode lol. I thought she might have lasted longer but in hindsight, she does seem like the kind of girl that would be easy to catfish. So it’s not the worst that she got kicked out, but it would have been interesting if she had stuck around a little longer.

Antonio

I don’t know what kind of game that he was playing but it was not a good one. That’s all I have to say about him to be honest. He was not very memorable to me.

Karyn/Mercedeze

I feel like she was kind of aggressive sometimes. I love that she got along with Chris though. She was definitely being too obvious about Antonio going to visit her with her pretending she was waiting for him and he didn’t go see her. Plus when Sammie was out there with the #AntonioKnowsTheTruth I was screaming, it was too good. She knew. And even though everyone was sure she was a catfish, I’ll never get over the looks on everyone’s faces when they saw her video.

Seaburn/Rebecca

Most of my thoughts around Seaburn involve Shubham to be honest. Like I just kept thinking how upset Shubham was going to be when he found out the truth.

Though Seaburn played the game real well, I’ll admit sometimes he was too sensitive and he went way over the top with his Adam relationship feelings that I was surprised people didn’t suspect him sooner. It was also really funny to watch him try to have girl talk because he was not prepared lol.

Also you gotta love watching him flirt with Adam and they both were catfishing, definitely a highlight.

Chris

Chris was so nice! He is definitely the kind of friend you want in life and he was fun and got along with everyone. I know everyone thought he was kind of fake but I never saw that for him. He was always the one I noticed in the early episodes with is notebook ready to play the game and I loved that. You gotta be smart in this place.

I was sad that he wasn’t shown as much as the series went on but he always provided the comic relief we needed. I also love that he connected with all the catfishes the most and was so accepting of everyone. Honestly what a king. Glad he made it to the end.

Sammie

I feel like I went back and forth on Sammie a lot. But ultimately I liked her, I thought she was fun. I especially enjoyed seeing those vulnerable sides to her when she connected with people like Shubham. That really helped me to like her, because otherwise she looked like the attractive, mean girl that I would be intimidated by in real life haha.

I also have to say her line tattoo bothered me a lot in the beginning because I had no idea if it lead somewhere to another design or was a mic cable or something but she made a YouTube video and just said it meant nothing so…there’s that.

Shubham

I loved Shubham. He was precious and I felt like he needed to be protected because Seaburn was catfishing hard. I was glad that Shubham did so well and I wasn’t expecting it to be honest, like influencer 4 times in a row? Wild. At first I thought it was going to be hard for him to make relationships because he wasn’t very talkative in the group chats (I mean I would be the same) but I’m glad he had an alliance with Rebecca early on and ended up becoming good friends with everyone.

I also like that he was probably the most average person there, in that he wasn’t super out there with his photos and he was just being his genuine self, and we love that for him.

Also his bromance with Joey was honestly so fun and I love that and if they could just have a show together I would watch it all the time. I see them as a quirky comedy duo going on adventures together.

Joey

Not gonna lie from the second he showed up I thought I was going to hate him. He was loud and obnoxious and just seemed like the usual douchey kind of guy you wanna avoid. After a few episodes, he’s still loud but he actually becomes really likeable. I mean he was very straight forward with everyone and he was a nice guy.

I think it was interesting to see how he became the most popular at the end. I mean he seemed to be working over time just before the last vote to make sure he had everyone on side but he did it really well.

Sad he edged out Shubham but he has the more outgoing personality so, I saw it coming.

Miranda

Miranda was one I was unsure about in the beginning, like I didn’t know what her intentions were or anything. But she turned out to be a nice person, though there wasn’t anything particularly special about her for me.

I did enjoy her relationships with Joey and Sammie though. At first I thought maybe there was some rivalry there with her and Sammie but they ended up becoming cute friends. Plus her and Joey definitely had some sparks.

I think it was great that she went to see Joey and they had their little moment. Sad that they didn’t really get to continue that outside the Circle but at least they had a good time.

Also annoyed that they didn’t show her leaving video! It was the only one we never saw and I just wonder what it would have been.

Alex/Adam

One I wasn’t sure about when he came in. I feel like he was trying too hard with the persona in the beginning and the flirting with Seaburn was kind of painful. Like neither of them were saying normal things? It was all very exaggerated, with him being overly sexual and Seaburn being overly emotional and lovey. It didn’t really work out.

I am also surprised that he was saved in the elimination when Miranda went home. I was not seeing that from Shubham but I guess they talked a lot more than I knew.

I did love when he went to see Seaburn and they had a whole happy moment. The mutual catfish understanding meant neither could be mad about the situation and I loved that. Plus I was just WAITING for someone to see Seaburn because I wanted to know how they would react.

Bill

Bill was in the Circle for five minutes and was not memorable at all. I don’t know if he is a nice guy because honestly all we saw of him was coming in at the beginning and then immediately leaving and calling everyone fake lol. I think he was just bitter he couldn’t break into the clique with the O.Gs.

Sean

Sean was really nice though I was surprised that she was giving up the catfish game so easily and didn’t play it out until the end. But she was super cute and I think it would have been interesting if she had been genuine from the beginning. I know Shubham would have 100% been her friend for being real. And Chris, but Chris loves everyone and he loved Sean no matter what anyway.

Ed/Tammy

Super weird for them to throw Ed at the very end, but also weird that he decided to bring his mum into the game with him. I think it would have been better to throw them in during the middle of the game so we could see more of a dynamic between them playing Ed on one profile.

Also wasn’t sure if Ed was “big braining” by accusing Seaburn of being a catfish or if he was just guessing but interesting that he picked it up quickly.

Overall they were fun to watch and I think if he hadn’t have been so new at the end he might have gone a bit further in the competition. I mean don’t get me wrong, it would’ve been so impressive if he managed to pull it off and win the thing but there was no way he was breaking through the original five bond.

And those were all my thoughts on the Circle! Naturally I am following everyone on Instagram because I got attached to them while watching the show. I wish we got more footage of everyone hanging out after the show ended, I think it would have been interesting to see them interacting more in person. But I guess that’s not what the show is about haha.

I’m excited to see where they go in the next season and of course I will be checking out the original UK version of the Circle. I know it’s going to be so different but I am interested to see how it goes, plus apparently they use the same apartment building so that’ll be weird because the apartments really suited these contestants so I wonder how they suit others.

Aside from the reality shows I am also making my way through the Crown with my boyfriend and I’m slowly watching the Originals by myself. But there are still many a show on the “to watch” list so at least if we still aren’t leaving the house so far this year, there is lots to keep me entertained.

Spinning Out Season One Thoughts

I am late to the party with this one. But ever since I saw the trailer for Spinning Out, it was something that I wanted to watch. I just finally got around to pressing play and allowing myself to get into it.

I’m kind of sad I did though, knowing that it is cancelled and so there won’t be a second season. No one likes starting a new show only to find out it’s going to be cancelled, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying it.

So yes, Spinning Out is about a figure skater Kat, who has to navigate her skating career as it takes a turn and she is partnered up for the first time. She has to figure out how to make the partnership work while also handling her bipolar mother, her dramatic sister and her own mental health issues.

Not to mention, Kat is played by Kaya Scodelario, and if you grew up in the UK as a teen then you probably idolised her for her role as Effy in Skins (like I did). So you know you have to check out this show and see what it’s about.

I mean it’s definitely not Skins if that’s what you’re thinking, but it doesn’t take away from the fact that Kaya is an amazing actress and is very enjoyable to watch.

I wouldn’t say I was hooked right away though, I definitely had to watch a couple of episodes before I was committed, which is a tall order when the episodes are around an hour long. But at the same time, there are only ten of them so it’s not the worst if you end up not liking the show. Sure it’s a lot of time wasted, but there are worse shows to waste your time on.

I found this show super interesting because I have always been fascinated with figure skating. Like it’s wild to me that these people can twirl and flip and spin on ice and not fall on their faces. I’ve tried ice skating before and I have no balance, so to see people just be able to effortlessly glide along the ice is wild to me.

So I enjoy the ice skating aspect, I have enjoyed the idea of figure skating ever since I saw the Disney movie Go Figure, and I feel like that’s another reason why I liked this show because it gave me similar vibes. Definitely a more grown up version of that but the same theme. A girl has dreams of going to the Olympics as a skater, but it’s not going to be easy.

Sadly though, we won’t really know how it turns out for Kat and Justin. I mean the finale of the show didn’t really leave any big cliff hangers, so I guess you could assume they go on to achieve greatness, but I wish we could know more about their journey. Especially after where we left things with them.

Another aspect of the show that was interesting was the dynamic between Kat’s family because of both her and her mother suffering from bipolar disorder. I don’t know much about it, and I can’t say how accurate the show’s depiction of it was but it definitely gave you an insight into it and I found it intriguing.

It’s become more common now in TV shows to address mental health, and I am enjoying that. It’s actually nice to see people struggle with more problems than just the superficial issues and drama on TV. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, because that’s the kind of TV I live for, but yeah I think it’s important to showcase people who deal with mental health issues too.

The only other time I have seen a bipolar character on TV was Silver in 90210 and I feel like it wasn’t a big deal then. It was the kind of thing they used as a big plot point and then never really brought it up again. But in Spinning Out, it’s one of the main focuses and we see how Kat and her mom struggle with keeping their secret but also maintaining a normal life.

On top of the skating and the mental health, of course there is enough regular drama going on too. The usual drama with love, family, and friendships which make up most of the TV shows that I enjoy watching.

After finishing the series, I am sad that there is not going to be another season. I can’t believe that Netflix cancelled the show only a month after it aired. I remember seeing a lot of people rallying to get it picked up again around the time but not sure if anything ever came of it which is a shame. I have seen a lot of shows in the past that have been cancelled originally but then are given another chance based on fan demand, I guess this just won’t be one of them.

I suppose the bright side of it is that the season left off nicely, in that there wasn’t a big cliffhanger or anything. Everything did kind of seem to wrap up in the last episode. I guess this might be another reason why Netflix might not feel it’s worth giving us another season or some kind of ending. Which is always sad, but it happens. I guess on the bright side, it means I can move on to watch other shows. What those shows are yet, I have no idea, but I’m sure I’ll find something new to watch in no time.

~ Courtney x

Emily in Paris Season One Thoughts

It’s been a while since I really sat down to watch a show. Don’t get me wrong, I have definitely been watching TV recently but haven’t really taken the time to get into something new.

So here we are, Emily in Paris. Not the greatest name for a TV show but it sums it up pretty well.

Basically, Emily is working in a marketing firm in America, but ends up getting the opportunity to go to Paris in place of her boss who found out she was pregnant. The only problem is that Emily does not know French. Sounds like the beginnings of a cute comedy right?

It’s not totally wrong. I mean if you want something light and happy to watch, then this is your show. Plus, it’s only half an hour per episode so it’s a nice quick watch too. Which is nice relief from the usual 40 minute heavy drama shows I usually watch.

But after all ten episodes I’m still not sure how to feel about it? I didn’t instantly fall in love with it like I thought I might, it had the potential to be something I really enjoyed but something was pulling me out of it.

I think part of it was just the second hand embarrassment I felt for Emily because she didn’t speak French. And I know that’s the point but I don’t know, it bothered me lol. And I know she was trying to learn, but let’s be real, she probably will never learn French during the show running. Which is fine, but I don’t know, her half-failed attempts at the language were just annoying.

Then there’s the fact that she basically carries all the work of the advertising firm she works at. I mean sure it would be boring if she didn’t get good things to work on, but why is everyone there just not good at their job?

I also couldn’t figure out the purpose of Julien and Luc, I mean sure they were just mean co-workers and stuff in the beginning but by the end they were kind of friends with Emily? But really just serve as people who pretend to work along with the other couple of extras that are around. I don’t know if I like them or not, I was waiting for one of them to step up to be the work BFF we so know that Emily needs but no… Which just makes them seem kind of pointless to be honest.

Also Sylvie tries to be the boss bitch character which I often enjoy, but she is far from the Miranda Priestly I was half expecting her to be. There’s just something off about her which means I don’t like her very much. I don’t even know what it is, I just feel like she doesn’t have much personality besides hating on Emily and having an affair.

As for Emily herself, she’s just okay. I mean she always wears cute outfits and yes, is apparently amazing at her job. I’m not sure what else will come from her next though as she tries to get herself out of this weird love square thing she created for herself. I don’t imagine it’s going to go gracefully but we’ll see.

One thing I will say though is that they did a good job of literally not having any average looking men in Paris. Like honestly, that just doesn’t happen in real life, but that’s how these shows go lol. Everyone is always looking amazing and dressed to the nines, even if they aren’t supposed to afford it. I mean I know they aren’t making out Emily as poor, but I’m amazed at all the Chanel she can afford, plus her BFF Mindy wears so many fancy things and she makes even less money as a nanny.

Oh and another random point is that it’s so wild to see so many people smoking again on TV. I suppose I haven’t seen that much smoking indoors or out since Sex and the City lol. But it’s weird after not seeing it for so long. That being said, I think it would be amazing if we ever saw Sylvie finish a cigarette, talk about wasteful sis.

Overall though, it is a cute show. Something nice if you aren’t looking for something serious. But I did find myself wanting to like it but there was something off about it, not sure exactly what it is but it might just be a combination of everything I mentioned above and some other things too.

I’m not really sure where the next season will lead, apart from Emily trying to deal with the two love interests she has and also working with a man who’s wife basically said “yes sleep with my husband”. I mean definitely sounds like the kind of gossip and drama I love in life, but I guess it’s just not quite dramatic enough haha.

Oh well, it was still something nice to watch. I’m not sure when we will get another season but I’ll look forward to seeing what is next.

In the meantime, I will go back to making my way through the Originals. And probably watching Gossip Girl again because no one really does Paris like Blair Waldorf. And she even knows French.

~ Courtney x

Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 Thoughts

It’s been just over a year since the last time I posted about Grey’s Anatomy. Wild.

I originally did want to watch this season in real time as it was airing but that wasn’t really working out for me so I ended up just watching it on NowTV. So for old time’s sake I thought I would write up another big summary of my thought’s on season 16 of Grey’s Anatomy.

So let’s dive into it shall we:

  • It has been basically a year and I don’t really remember what happened haha
  • Oh the fog! Jackson and Maggie being annoying, right.
  • Well Jackson is okay, I kind of thought he was going to leave but he is staying
  • Meredith is only getting community service for what she did? I mean I saw this on Reddit when the season began but wtf. She always gets off lightly with these things…
  • Jo went to the treatment centre to get help, I remember this, I hope it goes well
  • Side note: I know Alex leaves this season and I am not impressed, he was about to start his good life with Jo and now this 😦 Not a fan
  • Tom coming to the hospital and seeing Teddy had her baby and knowing she got back together with Owen hurts me. He is a good guy and does not deserve this kind of treatment
  • Amelia is pregnant. Interesting
  • Of course people at community service would find out Meredith was a doctor and she be helping everyone. We love that
  • Alex and Richard working in that crap hospital lol fun times
  • Owen really just shocked Tom’s crotch with those paddles I am crying hahaha
  • Wow we love Alex poaching everyone, like Owen has jumped ship lol
  • Of course the website was going to publish every bad thing Meredith said, that’s smart. Her mistake was being naive and trusting them. I’m sure Grey Sloan will find a way out, they usually do
  • Meredith doing jail time lol she needed to spend some time there I think it’s good to see her knocked down a peg
  • Alex’s hospital under a burial ground this is crazy
  • We love seeing Jo’s progress she has come so far from when she went away to get help. So proud of her
  • Schmitt on halloween helping that kid with his costume is adorable. He wanted to be a sunflower. My heart.
  • Zola doesn’t wanna forget Derek and I’m crying because WE MISS YOU MCDREAMY
  • Meredith was never going to lose her medical license – what kind of show would this be if THE MEREDITH GREY of GREY SLOAN MEMORIAL in GREY’S ANATOMY lost her medical license? But damn I cried watching everyone show up for her
  • Also wow of course the doctor that killed Derek would be there, it’s still no “Penny killed my husband” drama but still
  • I actually am kind of excited that Amelia is going to be a parent, I think her and Link will have a fun time with that lol
  • MCWIDOW IM CRYING
  • Ugh they really giving Amelia a who’s your baby daddy storyline?
  • OMG A CAR THROUGH JOE’S – it’s been a while since something super dramatic happened I guess
  • Bailey had a miscarriage 😦 oh no poor Bailey
  • Maggie is being sued for her cousin’s death. Yikes. Thought we’d seen enough of court rooms for now
  • Schmitt having a broken heart I cannot. Why he is like the cutest character
  • This whole Owen proposing to Teddy thing I feel came out of nowhere like why was everyone pushing him to propose? Yes they have kids together and everything but like…idk give them time
  • Also love that they got engaged for five minutes and Teddy already lost her engagement ring lol
  • I really hope Amelia’s baby is Link’s because I need them to work it out
  • Ugh I hate that Alex is MIA and I already know they write him out terribly but the fact they gave him a hospital to run and then he just disappears is terrible
  • Also Catherine buying the hospital Richard works at to get revenge is such a power move. What a queen lol though I’m sad that her and Richard aren’t going to last :/ I thought it would work
  • I feel bad that Tom is always being made out to be the bad guy. Like sure it’s great for Mer and the gang to stand up for better treatment but Tom is a nice guy when he wants to be
  • So is DeLuca just randomly spiraling now with this random nod to his dad? This is a weak storyline, even when his dad came by the first time I thought it was a bit shit…
  • Oh so the DeLuca thing is just to give Meredith a reason to get with the other doctor guy…why can’t she just get with him anyway lol
  • Wow Nico be pulling some manipulative moves over here with Levi. I only want good things for Levi so that gotta stop
  • Oh so Teddy suspects Amelia’s baby might be Owen’s and immediately runs to Tom. That’s shitty because Tom deserves more than to be second best
  • Wow so they are finally addressing Alex being gone and IT IS THE WORST
  • I remember reading about him leaving and how terrible it was with the letters but actually watching it was so much worse like I’m so angry about this whole thing
  • Like if he was gonna leave why could they have not written it in better like before he started at the other hospital and before he got married to Jo?
  • Plus of all the things to run off with Izzie because she had his babies like I hate it so much they tried so hard to make it okay but like to me it will never be. Jo does not deserve this and neither does anyone like I think I would rather he have been killed off honestly
  • There’s just so much issue I have with this
  • In other news we Stan bailey for taking that kid in under her wing so he can go to college and live his best life
  • Okay so DeLuca is a bit extreme and a little crazy but he was right about that woman and the human trafficking, I guess it’s sad that no one believed him…
  • So Nico and Levi are over and Levi is gonna move in with Jo – I think they will be cute roommates
  • Tom is doing something shady by taking money from that rocket guy – I wonder when that will go wrong…because there’s no way that doesn’t go south
  • Wow something bad is happening with Richard?! Nooooo I can’t have this. Honestly this show is putting me THROUGH it this season, after being so angry about Alex and so confused about DeLuca and heartbroken over Richard. I hate them for all these emotions.
  • Also who is that guy Maggie was talking to at the conference and do we love them or no? I think it’s a bit wild and too soon for them to really jump into something but I guess it would be nice to have her have something
  • Oh and Teddy was in a relationship with a woman? I mean I am all for having LGBT+ relationships and I think we need more of them but I just didn’t see it coming. Sad that we didn’t see more of that though.
  • So Richard was acting all crazy because of a rotting hip replacement? That’s wild and I love/hate they resolved it so quickly. I mean it’s great that Richard is going to be fine and all but also I hate that it wasn’t a very long issue, like sometimes I like the mystery to be drawn out…
  • I feel sad that Richard isn’t willing to give Catherine another chance though…
  • Okay so I know everyone hates Owen (at least everyone on the Grey’s subreddit) but I think it is so brutal making him listen to that voicemail of Teddy and Tom. That being said – how in the hell did she accidentally call him and at that specific moment, like you don’t go into Tom’s office about to call your fiance and then end up having sex with Tom…like you just don’t lol

So those were my thoughts on season 16 of Grey’s Anatomy. I am still very angry about how they decided to do Alex’s departure. I also think it’s horrible how they kind of just had one episode about it and he’s never really mentioned again as if it was nothing, but I suppose that’s how we do things in Grey’s after someone moves away. I mean can you believe Jackson has a child with April? You wouldn’t even know now lol.

But anyway, I am wondering where we go from here, I wonder how long we can keep going at this rate, I mean who knows how long it will be before another major character pulls out? I mean I know if Bailey and Richard leave it’s over. As much as I love some of the newer characters I just don’t see it without them.

Obviously Meredith will always be around, I’m pretty sure I saw a thing that said as long as Ellen Pompeo was on board with it they would continue to make Grey’s but honestly, how long can she continue to go on if everyone really does leave her for good? I mean she’ll always have a support system because she is Meredith Grey but like…how long can it really go on?

I mean I’ll still be along for the ride for sure, but I guess we just see what happens. Maybe in season 17 they can finally get Meredith and the new doctor guy together – I still haven’t picked up his name after all this time but we’ll see if they even keep him around.

I don’t really have predictions for what could happen because let’s face it, with Grey’s you never know for sure. Plus with the pandemic and everything, who knows when the show will even be back. I hope we don’t have to wait too long, but I guess in the mean time it’s back to trying to find something new to watch.

~ Courtney x

One Tree Hill Season 8 Thoughts

Finally made it through season 8! I thought I was never going to get through to be honest. The whole Clay and Quinn out of body thing is not my favourite so I kind of stopped watching for a while after the first few episodes.

Obviously I needed to know if they died or not after the cliffhanger last season, but I felt like they dragged out the whole out of body thing. I don’t know what it is about those episodes but I really don’t like them, even when they did them in the early seasons with Lucas I just thought they were a bit dumb.

Anyway yeah once we got past that I did quite enjoy this season. So here are my thoughts about the goings on in season 8 of One Tree Hill:

  • Brooke got arrested for fraud?! Her mom and Millie lied about Clothes Over Bros profits to launch the men’s line?! This is wild :/ I can’t believe after everything Brooke might lose her company
  • Haley is writing to Lucas, I guess this is better than calling her mom’s old phone but will she actually get letters back lol
  • Mia is staying? And I guess they only had her break up with Chase so we could have some kind of love triangle between him, Alex and her. Ugh. I don’t know if I like this
  • Jamie asking about sex is hilarious plus he GOOGLED omg wild
  • They had me thinking that Clay and Quinn were alive and that Clay just had a dream where they were shot wow. They had me for a second. But can someone please discover them. Though because of the intro and seeing them both as main cast it’s obvious they survive, way to go with the spoilers lads
  • The weird Clay and Quinn out of body thing is not my fave, like I thought it was stupid when it happened to Lucas and it is still dumb
  • Millie and Mouth awkwardly talking after they slept together omg this is wild
  • I can’t believe that Brooke is going to bankrupt herself to pay back investors – what a queen, I mean I still can’t believe she has to do it but here we are
  • Also her mother going to jail was probably one of the best things she could have ever done for her
  • So Alex and Chase are still a thing and I think it’s weird but okay
  • Nathan is quitting basketball, interesting and also kind of crazy considering all of last season was him being mad that Clay wasn’t going to get him a deal for next season and now he’s just like well I’m out lol
  • I know Nathan is scrubbing away at the carpet where Clay and Quinn got shot but in all honesty I think I would just replace the carpet…
  • Even I knew that when Julien’s mum came into town she would wanna control the wedding, the excuse “I’m paying for it” is totally gonna be the thing
  • Okay so Alex bailed, I was wondering how long it would take for that to happen
  • Can Millicent and Mouth just get back together because I thought they would have by now, come on Mouth you know you want to…
  • I am not a fan of the intro song changing every five minutes, what is that about
  • Trying to figure out if we love or hate Julien’s mom, I still don’t really know but we love her inviting Brooke’s mom to Thanksgiving
  • The Thanksgiving episode was cute – I love seeing everyone together, minus Chase…though Alex and Mia fighting was a real riot
  • I thought the stalker thing with Quinn would have lasted longer, I mean I had a feeling something was up with her when she came back from her trip – but oh well. At least it’s done.
  • Also love that of all people she could have went to about murder she chose Dan Scott, I totally forgot about him and wondered where he went but I guess I no longer wonder
  • That storm episode really had me going like I was so emotional and worried about everyone’s lives. Mostly Jamie’s tbh because it is so heartbreaking for them to kill off a kid. But he was fine and all was well
  • That being said the whole Julien being a hero thing was a bit wild, I don’t know if I really like him as a character tbh. I don’t know what it is but I just don’t take him seriously or something, I was kind of hoping he would be gone by now but I guess he and Brooke are endgame
  • Is Alex staying or going? Is Mia staying or going? Like I just want to know if they will be regular cast or not because I do like them but if they only around for Chase…one of them will go right?
  • OR all three of them go after Chase finally chooses one or something I don’t know the storyline is kind of tired
  • Why did Brooke and Julien’s wedding seem so boring? I feel like I was expecting so much more
  • That superhero episode was just so cringey, glad I am past that…
  • I knew things were too good to be true with Brooke and the baby – I’m sad she isn’t going to get the baby but I hope that things work out for her and Julien
  • And by that I mean please don’t move to New York guys – I mean Brooke was so not about moving to LA for Julien and insisted they stay in Tree Hill and now she’s like “nah let’s go to New York”? Flaky
  • Okay so Kellerman’s son was the one to drive Brooke and Jamie off a bridge – yikes. I mean it was kind of obvious it was him and not Kellerman like he definitely doesn’t seem like the type to get drunk and drive someone off a bridge, but his son? Absolutely
  • I think it’s really random they decided to make Alex a singer, I don’t know why but like it bothers me – not everyone who is an actress should sing lads
  • Also what happened to Mia?
  • They can’t destroy the River Court – I feel like they will fight for it to be saved and win because that’s how things happen around here
  • Ha I knew they weren’t gonna take the River Court
  • It’s weird but kind of nice they reverted Clothes over Bros back to Karen’s cafe
  • Also love how Haley went from being a teacher for 5 minutes, to doing music for 5 minutes and now runs a cafe
  • I know it sounds mean but I wish Brooke hadn’t got magically pregnant and with twins no less. I think it would have been nice if they had managed to adopt because adoption storylines are hardly ever a thing and it’s important
  • Jamie going through that little breakup with Madison probably broke me apart than most of the relationships on this show
  • Kind of surprised Chase took Alex back. I think that’s a bit meh but proud of him for finally becoming a pilot
  • I’m glad we are still going to have Mouth and Millie in the morning. They so cute together

And that is everything in season 8 of One Tree Hill.

I got the feeling that they thought this was going to be the last season – and I’ve definitely said this before about the show but it’s kind of annoying when they wrap everything up real well like it’s the end and everyone is all happy, but then because there’s another season something has to go wrong so we have the drama.

But again, once more if you just stop watching here it would probably be fine, I can’t see them having anything super crazy in the last season especially if they want to keep this whole happy ending thing going.

Anyway, I’m not sure what is next for everyone to be honest, I mean Brooke and Julien are new parents who are living their best lives, the Scott family is thriving as always and everyone else is just there? I mean I guess maybe I would guess Quinn and Clay get married – considering they randomly just started talking about how Quinn and Clay should get engaged in that one episode.

I think I read Lucas comes back or something in the last season so I mean I guess that would be nice to see him after all this time. So that will be nice to look forward to.

Aside from that I wonder where things will end for good considering they seem to be so good at magically having everything wrap up in the end since they’ve done it 4 times or so already…but I bet I’ll still be a sucker for the ending because that’s the kind of person I am.

So I’ll be back soon with my final blog post on One Tree Hill!

~ Courtney x

One Tree Hill Season 5 Thoughts

Feels like it’s been forever since I talked about One Tree Hill.

This was a shorter season than others but that doesn’t mean there was any less drama. Last we saw everyone they had just graduated from high school and the future was looking bright.

Now we jump into season five where there was a huge time jump and I wasn’t expecting it:

  • A time jump?! Seriously? I mean I was wondering how they were going to focus on everyone as they went their separate ways. They could have pulled a Gossip Girl where they all started at college and then just stopped going lol
  • That being said they were all looking way too old to play high school students so at least now they can play proper adults because they are
  • So Haley is a teacher and Nathan doesn’t want his son to play basketball – drama, also Nathan does not look good with long hair and a beard
  • Oh my God Brooke really went full boss bitch with Clothes Over Bros, I never saw it coming because the fashion thing came on so rapidly but yay!
  • Peyton is a lowly assistant in LA who is being told to “drop buttons” to be allowed in meetings – she so does not belong there
  • Nathan was in an accident and his dream is crushed…poor guy he worked so hard
  • Lucas as kind of a washed up writer and basketball coach? Never saw that he was destined for greatness and that is not it
  • I figured Lucas was sleeping with his editor…I don’t like it but that’s because we don’t know the story but it seems so cliche
  • We love a Tree Hill reunion – I knew Brooke and Peyton couldn’t stay away
  • Yasss Nathan fighting back
  • Omg I actually do hate Lucas dating his editor like Peyton doesnt show up at his book signing and he just decides to date her. That’s so not cute
  • Also this new jock guy is the worst like the actor I only know from being the nice cheerleader guy from Hellcats. I don’t like this version of him haha
  • I’m sad Mouth isn’t living his sports announcer best life
  • Also what happened to Karen’s cafe?! Where even is Karen and her baby?
  • Like I guess it’s cool Brooke is taking the cafe but like what happened to Karen tho
  • Lol I knew the nanny was going to be trouble it was only a matter of time
  • Also yasss Nathan getting his life together but if he gets with the nanny he is even more of a cliche then I thought
  • Okay so we found out Lucas is only with his editor because he thought Peyton didnt come to his book signing. That is lame and I don’t accept it
  • I think Haley and Nathan’s kid is probably one of the best characters not gonna lie
  • I never thought Mouth would end up sleeping with his boss to keep his job and yet here we are. Poor guy…he better sort it out soon
  • Lucas is a freaking idiot for choosing to ask Lindsey to marry him lol are we all gonna pretend that’s a good idea
  • Oh my God Rachel is a drug addict? I thought we had seen the last of her
  • Awww Tim! Cute memories
  • Wow of course the nanny was in the shower and Haley walked in…she better change her mind about this divorce
  • At the same time Nathan should have said something sooner
  • Mouth and Millicent are super cute. Also can’t believe Mouth’s boss was literally sleeping with everyone. What a power move lol
  • Glad Peyton and Lindsey got to air their drama
  • Hahaha Chase showing up to date Peyton. What are the odds? Love seeing everyone again
  • Tim and Bevan got married?! Wild. What a small world lol
  • So Lucas and Lindsey’s wedding arrives and she comes to her senses and says no, we were all expecting their marriage to fall apart right? So at least it happened before they were officially married
  • Brooke wants to have a baby? Interesting
  • Oh Karen got back with Andy? Seems kind of lame, it would have been okay if she stayed a single mom with a child. She did it for Lucas ya know – strong independent woman and all that
  • I knew the babysitter was going to kidnap Jamie, it was only going to be a matter of time
  • And Dan showing up, isn’t this turning out to be quite the wild episode
  • I kind of figured Dan would have been following the nanny, I half expected the police to get him though – still wild
  • Brooke actually got a baby! I was half expecting her to hate being a mother but she got it going for her. So yay! Sad her boy toy couldn’t hang around though
  • Yas Nathan and Haley working things out I mean I don’t think divorce would have been right for them
  • Lucas still choosing Lindsey over Peyton…this is something I didn’t expect. I thought maybe he would have come to his senses but okay
  • Dan saying he has 6 months to live sounds pretty fake… I mean after everything that has been going on but we see what the tea is
  • So Dan really is going to die…but part of me wonders if he gets that heart transplant because he somehow keeps surviving no matter what
  • I feel so bad for Jamie when he saw his card in the trash, it was just so sad – HE IS SO LITTLE. I know why they are keeping Dan from him but it hurts to see him always being sad about it
  • Lucas going mad after her found out Lindsey was seeing someone else…yikes. I feel like I’ve always underestimated how he felt about her but I guess he really does care
  • Is Brooke gonna get with that surgeon because something seems to be brewing there or maybe I’m just wanting good things for her
  • Also Millicent and Mouth are the cutest ones out there, can’t even deny
  • Deb sleeping with Skills is actually hilarious and it still stands that Deb can be one of the best characters when she wants to be
  • Mouth quitting his job like a boss – showing them what he is going to be missing
  • Where is Lucas going? I need him to sort his life out also as if Brooke is in the running to be his Vegas bride? I don’t see it.
  • Talk about your karma, Dan getting hit by a car right outside the hospital…

So this is where we end things for another season.

I gotta say I will not be surprised if Dan somehow survives because like I’ve said that’s just how things are for him, though I feel like it is definitely time to close his storyline.

Lucas has been annoying me this season because he needs to choose a woman. I wish he would just get back with Peyton because Lindsey was nice and all but she doesn’t seem like the kind to be sticking around. I like that he was still there to be a friend to Brooke but that seemed to be the only thing he was good at this season.

I am loving seeing Nathan taking his life back and also being a good father, we love a character who has growth. It will be interesting to see what things will be like when he returns to basketball.

And with Mouth going to take a new job, is this him out for good? Like I said before I enjoy Mouth’s character and I will be sad if this is the last we see of him.

But we see what is next for everyone. I honestly couldn’t tell you where we go from here, this show has surprised me a lot so I’m just in to enjoy the ride. And as always I will be back with another season recap/thoughts post just like this one real soon.

~ Courtney x

Love Is Blind Season One Thoughts

So I just finished watching Love Is Blind. I began watching it with my friend Jasmine while I was in London last weekend and I needed to know how things ended up so I continued to watch.

As expected, it is kind of a trashy reality show. I don’t usually watch these and try to avoid them, like I don’t watch other dating shows like Love Island because everyone talks about them so much. But this one sounded kind of bizarre and so I had to watch.

I’m going to share my general thoughts on the show and then talk about the couples who we followed up until the wedding days.

First of all, I like the idea behind the show. I mean falling in love without actually seeing someone, it’s interesting. But to go the full way and decide you want to marry a person without even knowing what they look like is kind of crazy. Especially when you are making the decision within 10 days. Now I know that they spent way more time with each other than what we saw but it’s still wild. Proposing to someone through a wall lol the height of romance.

Second, I guess it’s not a bad set up. I mean Netflix pays for your wedding, a flat to live in up until the wedding and a whole ass trip to Mexico. Sign me up lol. I mean we knew Netflix had money because of all the shows they produce in general, but this one really got me.

That being said, everyone’s wedding was in that one venue, minus Mark and Jessica’s, and I would feel a bit cheated if we all got married in the same place…plus I think it’s also weird to have your bachelor and bachelorette parties together. Normally these are things you just do with close friends and family, but then I suppose it makes sense budget wise if everyone does it all together and is easier to film.

And finally, what happens to everyone else in the pods? I read that some other couples got engaged but they didn’t have the budget to accommodate them too, but it’s still weird how we never hear from them again. I mean we saw some of them featured and it’s just weird we don’t know what happened to them. I presumed a lot of them didn’t match with someone, but I think we at least deserve to know what happened to LC because she was a big part of that Barnett love triangle situation.

So now those general things are out of the way let’s talk about our couples!

Cameron and Lauren

These guys were basically perfect. I didn’t believe it at first when I saw all the memes about them but as the show went on I could see it. I think they should be the ‘poster couple’ for this show. You know, the success story they brag about to get people to sign up because things went so well for them.

Sure they had their ups and downs as they integrated into the real world, and hesitated about getting married but things seem to be going super well for them now. They are super cute and even have a dog together. The perfect couple.

If you didn’t walk away from the show shipping them then I don’t know what you are doing, they are great.

Diamond and Carlton

Their situation could have been handled a lot better. I think Carlton should have been up front about his past in the beginning.

I can understand why Diamond was hesitant about their relationship after that because it seemed like Carlton purposely kept something from her. And I think things would have ended better if they could have talked about the situation.

Sadly, things did not work out they way and they left things on pretty hostile terms. It was good to see they had made amends by the reunion though. I also wasn’t expecting them both to get so much hate from the whole situation. I mean neither of them handled it the best but I guess they just keep learning from it.

I just don’t think that they deserved any hate from it in general, but I suppose people love to hate on other people because they can.

Kenny and Kelly

It was kind of obvious they weren’t going to get married. And not only because I spoiled it for myself by seeing something saying they mutually agreed not to get married.

I mean Kelly kept saying herself she wasn’t sure about the physical part of the relationship and they hadn’t had sex. I mean it’s totally fine not to rush into sex with your partner but it seemed like she was just avoiding it because she wasn’t attracted to Kenny in that way.

I’m also surprised that they were able to go through with filming the wedding and everything even though they both knew they weren’t going to go through with it. It’s wild, and I know it was probably for the drama but it just doesn’t seem right at the same time.

I think if the physical connection had been there for them they would have made a really cute couple. Although it seems like Kenny is thriving in a new relationship according to the reunion so we love that.

Amber and Barnett

I wasn’t sure about this one, I guess just because Barnett seemed super unsure about any of his relationships in the beginning.

That being said I actually think they do make a good couple, they compliment each other well. Though Barnett is super laid back and Amber is super not haha.

It’s interesting because I definitely thought that Amber’s debt was going to be a big issue between them, especially since she didn’t even have a stable job. I think it was kind of sneaky she kept that from him in the pods but I guess they worked it out.

Also at the alter I wasn’t sure if Barnett was going to say yes, he seems super easygoing and like just goes with the flow but marriage is a big thing just to ‘go with the flow’ with haha. But they seem like they happy so that’s cool.

Jessica and Mark

This was a hot mess. Mainly because from the start Jessica was doubting the whole relationship. I mean she should not have said yes from the beginning. It looked like she just didn’t want to be alone after being rejected by Barnett and so settled on Mark.

Then, when they were out of the pods and Jessica saw Barnett in person, you could tell she wasn’t happy. Like I get that Mark is not her type physically and Barnett is but she just did not handle her feelings well. Getting drunk and falling all over Barnett while being engaged to someone else is not a good look sweetie.

I think when Jessica watched herself back she also knew this. I just think it is wild it happened to begin with.

All the while, I felt bad for Mark who really wanted the whole thing to work. I mean I know he said there’s no hard feelings and they were open and honest with each other the whole time but it was still very messy.

I knew when it came to their wedding that Jessica was going to say no. I’m glad she made that decision because she was never going to be fully happy with Mark. Especially when she made every excuse not to be with him and even admitted she wasn’t there with the physical connection. I just think they should have called it quits earlier.

Giannina and Damian

I almost forgot but I knew I was missing a couple!

I was for sure thinking these two would have called it off sooner than they did. I mean it kind of seemed like they were constantly fighting about nothing. It felt like Giannina was constantly testing Damian in a kind of ‘if you can’t handle me at my worst, you don’t deserve me at my best’ kind of way. And it could have also been a lot of self-sabotage.

I give him props for being so sensible and level headed the whole time because it easily could have turned into them just yelling at each other all the time.

It’s also interesting that Giannina said yes at the wedding because I thought if anyone was going to say no it would have been her. But I think Damian thought rationally about it and he did the right thing.

Though now the two are back together and dating and I think it’s going well. I didn’t know if they would get back together after everything but I suppose something must be working for them. I guess now that they aren’t feeling the pressure to be married, it’s a lot easier for them to take things at their own pace. Plus they don’t have to live together anymore and maybe they need some space sometimes haha.

And so those were all my thoughts about Love is Blind. No one asked for them but I’m sharing them anyway because that’s what the internet is all about.

Will I continue to watch the show? I don’t know. I mean this season was kind of wild but at the same time not wild enough to keep me wanting to watch all the time. It’s kind of exhausting to watch five weddings in a row to be honest.

But I guess we see, I mean with the rate filming for things is being suspended right now who even knows when we will be getting a new season.

In the meantime I think it’s time for me to return to One Tree Hill. Might as well take advantage of being home before Animal Crossing comes out, not that I leave my house much in day to day life anyway haha.

~ Courtney x