Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Vampire Diaries Season Two

22 Episodes
Supernatural  romance 

Katherine Petrova enters the scene , wanting a moonstone while on the run from an Original, powerful hybrid , Klaus, who has plans for breaking the Curse of the Sun and Moon. 

Elena (us, too!)  finally meets Katherine . Damon cares for Elena .
 New vampires - friends!  More werewolves - trouble's brewing in town.

    Ohmigod, I binge-watched the show... All in a day! (Aka TOday) Guilty for binge-watching this show again. No one in the house cares anymore because for three consecutive nights , after a 20-minute shower, I'm snuggled on the edge of my bed, watching this.. TILL 1 AM! (ALSO KNOWN AS... NOW!) My folks snoozed at synchronized times for the past nights. Why?!

In this Season, there's a lot of bargaining - people and objects. But it's not fangtastic if there's not blood, right? Episode 8 is the goriest episode which spotlights Elijah Mikaelson, an Original with a nice 'do. (Said Damon)

Elena is aware of the existence of supernaturals in little Mystic Falls . She's unraveling some surprising secrets about her birth and...
Just like the book's blonde It girl, SHE'S A TOUGH NUT TO DAMON ! I already have a feeling that Second Lead syndrome will truely be testing Elena's love . Stefan hasn't changed much, but he may turn off his humanity for the next season after the arrival of the Original brothers, Elijah and Klaus, who are older , British, wittier, and so much more powerful.

The story's focused on bargains and family secrets . There's just kills and newly turned vamps (or wolves). The Originals .. can't wait to watch the spin-off XD

THE Finale honors the death(s) of a few loved ones. But, it's the background narration that has taught me that death is unpredictable for loved ones. John Gilbert narrates - the content is heart-wrenching, if you've got a family or very supportive friends and folks. 

Grade:: 7.4 /10
Lacks tense atmospheres --

>>Suggested Watching Sequence<<
1-7 , (8 for the blood), 9-11, 13, 17- End

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Breaking Bad Season One

7 Episodes 
Genre: Realism

Walter White , a high school chemistry teacher, learns that he has a critical case of terminal cancer. He becomes inspired by the wealth that the drug industry reels in, so he produces the world's purest crystal methamphetamine with a business partner,  a high school dropout, Jesse Pinkman. 

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Vampire Diaries !! Season One

It's finally off my watchlist!! The Vampire Diaries was an astounding dark story for the week ~ 

So you haven't seen it? Start planning and make this one of the teen dramas you should watch.

22 Episodes 
Supernatural  Romance with a Town's Historical Backdrop

Elena Gilbert's relationship with new boy, Stefan Salvatore, may be more than fate.... rather, a past that involves his past love who looks just like her and the small town of Mystic Falls is out to eradicate Them. 

Vampires are back!! It's stolen some Twilight franchise ideas, but the suspense is up to height with Grimm (I mean, Grimm has some tense relations) .  The series' first season began with an ickishly interesting high school girl and suddenly BABAM! Episode 7 or 10, the climax has definitely upped ratings and turned the tables!

Katherine Pierce and Elena Gilbert - lookalikes, possibly ancestral relatives. Ohhh no. Elena may not have matured much as a person, but she's holding onto hope and love all the time. And she hasn't been sacrificed yet!! (As in a person-for-person exchange)

I loved the characters, but being in a small town that brings in a lot of strangers for Founder's Day, they all have a connection to each other. The mayor takes action against the ancient returnees , even though -!!- he is of a supernatural genity himself ..... Stefan Salvatore (so bothered by that last name) is a bore, but I'm laughing at his brother's script. Damon Salvatore, I'd happily offer myself to you!!

[Damon seems to look older in some episodes and suddenly regains his youth... Well, that's just me sayin' that]

The episodes have everyday conversation (barely any vocab words, guys) , yet because of the deaths every other episode, you can't help but cry for lost characters ((or in the worst case, the pasts)). I cried for three episodes straight!!

The Finale adds a couple of questions about Mystic Falls and its rich, historic past.

Last note: the books. It was the first book that I was just.. addicted to. (Finished The Awakening and The Struggle in an hour and a half!) It lacks vocabulary and presents the diaries and viewpoints of blond, popular Elena and Stefan. Elena's a bitch and Stefan is incognito as a person. Everyone hates Damon .. sob sob!
 **The TV series is preferred by me over the books.

Grade: 7.8- 8.3 /10 
It's an Addicting Season :: I rewatched the Finale thrice and do not, I repeat, DO NOT look up any characters ... you will be ruined by spoilers!! Don't spoil this show -- it piles up so many feelings , emptiness, and deaths

Thursday, November 27, 2014


12 Episodes , plus 3 OVAS 
It began with a Mushi-shi feel, but dragged out the conversations. There's only one .. wise guy with spirits.

An ex-vampire high school boy collides with girls of fascinating issues, like being weightless or not being able to find her way home.

The animation style is of one that I haven't seen before....

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Friends (F·R·I·E·N·D·S) Season One

24 Episodes ("The One With..." - distinct, isn't it?)
~29 minutes per episode
Comedy Realism 
Aired: 1994 NBC
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Matt Le Blanc, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (Hana Kimi)

Genres: Comedy, Sports, Romance
Starring: Maki Horikita, Shun Oguri, Toma Ikuta  
12 Episodes
2007 FujiTV

Ashiya Mizuki flies from America to Osaka Gakuen to make her idolized star high-jumper jump again. But, Osaka Gakuen it's an all-boys school! Incognito as a male, Mizuki is an in an unbeknownst love triangle.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Castle Season One

10 Episodes - 42 mins each 
Romantic Comedy, Police Procedure 
Starring Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, and others ~

After assisting Detective Kate Beckett and her crew with two murder cases that seemed to be based off his Derrick Storm series, Richard Castle sticks around the New York Police Department while he's got writer's block and might be developing feelings for Beckett. 

Nathan Fillion knows how to say and do. I read the Pilot script and all I memorized after one reading was BECKETT : Murder. Well, it was something like that. Now I want to be a script writer or even better, a director . It's a dream, you know? I did fear Kate Beckett a bit, seeing that she does push Castle away from cases. I'm pretty sure that she knows she's being beat up with Castle''s fast thinking. Even as an author, he's pretty smart. Now I wonder if all mystery writers are like that - Can it be? 
Nathan Fillion, I'd nominate him for an Acting award, however, I had issues with Katic's acting in some episodes. 
Each episode opens with the crime scene, aka The Highlighted Murder of the episode. A song plays during this scene and, depending on the song, May cause a little giggle. That's hoe music just ... gets to you. 

The police procedure, most orders are requested by Beckett, are showing that there is always a sharp-minded, quick thinker in a police force . At least the orders make sense, but it seems .. really meticulous, writers. 
I mean, to say that the culprit used another identity just from concluding a culprit seems like it was going to be overused (twice, in my count).  This season did rewrite some ideas into Episodes 6-10. 
Identify fraud ... welcomed into reality. 
There are books by a fictitious character, Castle. I have  yet to read them.

I liked the first five Cases. Again, 6-10 seemed like a rerun of the other cases. Are all the cases twisted? Nah, not really. If you want a taste of what you're gonna see, I made a list of what cases I remember. There might  a lot of... eyes - still, dead eyes.

Woman in a dryer, frozen body, spiritual deaths, body in a wall safe, shot body covered in rose petals.. 

Castle seems to have the romance problems - his daughter loves him, and likewise, is bothered by her (shopaholic, fun-finding) mother, who is separated from Castle. Castle has a relationship with his publisher... oops, it's his ex-wife. So, he's single, right? Beckett.. is disturbed  by her mother's death and plays with the boys in the NYPD.

WELL, it's a short season, so finish and start it anytime. I did see an episode in a later season and I liked it (okay, I was... 10) . The more promising of the series is beyond this season.
It was like "A" all over again.
The literature-based murders doesn't seem to be heavily covered. Just so ya know.
Grade : 7.5 / 10 

I've noticed either I'm not watching much animes or dramas.
** MANGA, ANIME, OR DRAMA reviews? What do /you/ want to read next.

I know I'm thinking critically than ever. I have a Bloat Boat list, candies that I've thrown away from the fam, and dissing on Mexican enchiladas now.

I've also become a pesco-vegetarian who went no-carbs last week! I even set a limit for bread -- because somehow, I manage better with rice and Asian homecooked meals than a slice of 70-85 calorie [whole]wheat/grain bread. Stay fit and lively ( ^ ^ )
À demain,
K ∟