Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Day 11 - 30 Days Of TV Challenge.

Day 11 - A show that disappointed you.

I think this is a slightly unpopular and maybe even controversial opinion, but Riverdale was so disappointing for me.
At first i really enjoyed it, like the first season, it was pretty good. But the second season was so unbelievably cringey, it got to the point where I couldn't bare to watch it anymore. I did stop watching it, but I have watched various of the late season 2 and some of season 3 episodes recently, and it's still not great. I feel like it could have been a one season kinda thing, but it just got dragged out and made me cringe so so bad.
The whole "red circle" thing in season 2 was the start of the unbearable second hand embarrassment for me, and so many characters just began to grate on me.
I know a lot of people do enjoy it though, but it's just not for me.

Day 10 - 30 Days of TV Challenge.

Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving.

If you've read my previous post, you'd know that I was completely shocked by how much I ended up liking The Good Place. However, another show I didn't think I'd like would be Brooklyn Nine-Nine, because I expected a cheesy and predictable comedy show.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a comedy about the 99th police precinct in Brooklyn, and I can honestly say I have never ever laughed at a TV show so much. Andy Samberg is the main character, but it's based around the detectives within the precinct and their captain, played by Andre Braugher, who is a very strict and formal man, the absolute polar opposite of Samberg's character, Jake Peralta.
The most hilarious character has to be Charles Boyle, played by Joe Lo Truglio, because everything he does, down to the one liners and facial expressions are perfect. Peralta and Boyle are partners and work together so so well, they make the show what it is.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone, as it's an easy watch, and absolutely hilarious too.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Day 9 - 30 Days of TV Challenge.

Day 9 - Best Scene Ever.

This is so hard, because in so many TV shows there is an unforgettable scene or episode in every season of TV shows. Films are so much easier for favourite scenes, because there's only so much in such a condensed amount of storyline. I did do a best movie scenes post though, so I will link that below.

However, back to the question, and really thinking about this I struggled because I don't want to keep repeating myself or dwelling on sad moments. So on a happier note, I think the scene from Friends where Rachel realises that Ross has always loved her, is a nice mixture of happy and sad.

Season 2, Episode 14: The one with the prom video. (Linked below)

Youtube clip - Day 9 - Best Scene Ever

This scene has to be the best, because eventhough it's only season 2, it was such a long time coming. I have to admit, that when I rewatched Friend's Ross really frustrated me, but at this point, it was just pure adorable.
I know a lot of people don't get the Friend's hype, but this scene just seems so real to me! And it was just one that always comes to mind when you think of memorable scenes. There is a lot of great scenes in Friends, especially Ross and Rachel scenes, but this is epic in the way that this is when she first really realised she loved him, and there's so much humour, and a little bit of sadness too to make it the best scene.

Honourable mentions (SPOILERS):

  • Charlie's death in Lost.
  • Opie's death in Sons of Anarchy (I would have done this but it's so sad!!)
  • When Lorelai proposes to Luke in Gilmore Girls.

Day 8 - 30 Days of TV Challenge.

Day 8 - A show that everyone should watch.

I feel that this question to day 2, so if you're interested, take a look at that post here:
Day 2 - A show you wish more people were watching.

However, i'll list below a bunch of different shows I really enjoyed or appreciate, with a whole bunch of variety too:

  • Orange Is The New Black - Netflix.
  • Transparent - Amazon Prime.
  • Brooklyn 99 - Netflix, also shows on E4.
  • End Of The F*cking World - All 4 and Netflix.
  • Mindhunter - Netflix.
  • Friends - Netflix, also shows on Comedy Central and E4 often.
  • Gossip Girl - Netflix.
  • A Discovery Witches (I'm half way through, it's fab) - Sky on Demand.
  • Haunting of Hill House - Netflix
  • Sons of Anarchy - Sky and Netflix.
  • Jane The Virgin - Netflix.

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Day 7 - 30 Days of TV Challenge.

Day 7 - Least favourite episode of your favourite TV show.

For this one I instantly knew what I would choose, and it's an episode of The Vampire Diaries. It's not a least favourite, because it's bad, but because of how much it made me cry and broke my heart. There will be spoilers in this, because it includes deaths and I'll also mention after effects of the episode, as certain characters turn their humanity off as a result of it.
Season 6, episode 14: "Stay".
Throughout watching the show, there has been so many deaths, and ressurections, but this might have been the most heartbreaking. Elizabeth Forbes, Carolines mum dies of cancer, and it was so sad and had such a big impact on everyone. It caused Caroline to shut off her humanity, and in turn, force Stefan to shut his off too. Damon lost his best friend, and painfully reminisced about the supposed passing of his own mother. And even, through a chain of events, it eventually causes the death of the gemini coven; if Damon, Bonnie and Elena never went back to 1903 prison world to get Lily Salvatore, to trigger Stefans humanity. This in turn, made Bonnie leave Kai in the prison world, and then trigger his masacre at Jo and Alaric's wedding, which was equally as heartbreaking as Liz's death.
Season 6 made me get so attached to so many characters, but especially Liz and Jo, and this is definitely the most heartbreaking season yet. I haven't finished the show yet though, so I assume it's only going to get even more sad.

Day 6 - 30 Day TV Challenge.

Day 6 - Favourite episode of your favourite TV show.

I have a lot of favourite TV shows, so I have a whole bundle of episodes that come to mind. A lot of Black Mirror episodes instantly cropped up in my mind, or The Good Place, Orange is The New Black has so many I loved, or even Vampire Diaries. I think even though there's probably about 40 episodes of random shows I could class as my favourite episode, that season 2 of The Good Place was so funny, and episode 2, "Dance Dance Revolution" has to be my favourite.
To briefly outline, without too many spoilers, it is an episode with endless reboots of "The Good Place", with really funny outcomes in each reboot, causing the next one.

Day 5 - 30 Days of TV Challenge.

Day 5 - A TV show you hate.

You would assume this would be easy, but it's actually really hard, because generally if I don't like a TV show, I stop watching it long before I could begin to "hate" it.
However,  I think a lot of your boring daytime television could come into this, like Antiques Roadshow or Homes Under The Hammer, because I just don't find it entertaining.
Other TV shows that I have tried and really not got along with would be The I.T Crowd, or Marvel's Daredevil, despite a lot of people raving about it.
Also, a lot of TV shows that come up on Netflix I tend to get one or two episodes in and find little or no interest in are quite common. I got a couple episodes into Grace and Frankie, and just didn't find it funny, and I got almost all the way through Insatiable before I really couldn't bare the cringe and storyline any longer.
But I don't particularly hate any TV show, or at least none that I despise so much that they have come to mind whilst writing this.