Tag: TV Shows

TV Tuesday: For the People

Posted June 11, 2019 by Rowena in TV Shows | 0 Comments

This week’s TV Tuesday post is a farewell post to one of the only shows that I watched religiously every week since its debut…For the People.

For the People (2018)
Network: ABC
Genre: Drama
Starring: Hope Davis, Ben Shenkman, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Wesam Keesh, Rege-Jean Page, Ben Rappaport, Britt Robertson, Susannah Flood

Set in the Southern District of New York Federal Court, brand new lawyers work for both the defense and the prosecution as they handle the most high profile and high stakes cases in the country – all as their personal lives intersect.

This show followed a bunch of lawyers on both sides of the court as they handled big time cases and it also showed the relationships formed between all of the lawyers. Friendships, relationships, etc… This is one of the only shows that Brenna and I watched together. We don’t like a lot of the same shows since she likes a bunch of those stupid ass reality shows (like Paradise Island, The Bachelor, The Ace Family, etc..) and I prefer my entertainment scripted. We both watched For the People every week and we had discussions about what happened and I’m going to miss that.

A few weeks ago, I read online that this show was canceled and here is the conversation I had with Brenna right after learning the news.

We’re both pretty hurt because even though the writers gave the show a pretty solid ending, there was so much potential in the stories and the relationships forming between all of the different characters. We’ll never see if anything ever blossoms between Leonard and Kate Littlejohn. We’ll never see the friendship between Sandra and Kate Littlejohn grow and solidify. We’ll never know if Seth and Allison ever get back together or if Jay finds love. We’ll never see Judge Byrne on another jury duty adventure and we’ll never see Tina hand out another case again. Wahhh.

This show was good and I enjoyed the hell out of it so I’m going to miss the hell out of it. Damn you, ABC, damn you.

But thanks to the wonderful cast for bringing this show to life every week for the last two seasons. It’s been a fun ride.

Did you watch For the People? If so, are you going to miss it the way that I am? If not, are there any shows that were canceled that you’re sad about?


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Eye Candy Friday: Jon Snow from Game of Thrones

Posted April 12, 2019 by Rowena in Features, TV Shows | 8 Comments

Eye Candy Friday is all about the heroes that I’m loving and wanting to spotlight right now. Sometimes I’ll do full-on gush fest posts on why I love these guys, sometimes I’ll post pictures of what I think these guys look like and that’s it but if they’re featured here, the one thing that will be constant is I loved the hell out of these guys and want everyone to know. Thanks for coming along for the ride.

You guys, it’s Game of Thrones week. After a long ass wait, we are finally going to find out the fate of all of our favorites from this fucked up and yet, still quite addicting show. Today’s boyfriend is Jon Snow. From the very first moment that we meet him in the first season, I’ve had a soft spot for him. I hated all of his enemies and rejoiced in all of his victories. His story has been my favorite from the jump and I’m pretty anxious to see where his character ends up after the long night.

He’s been through a lot over the course of this series and in two days, the final season begins and I’m so excited. Like Jessie Spano from Saved by the Bell excited. I’m sure that the writers and producers are going to knock us on our asses with each of these final episodes and I’m so here for it.

Here’s my boo thang from previous seasons…

Bring on the madness, I say…and don’t bother trying to reach me on Sundays for the next 6 weeks. My weekends are promised to the King in the North because WINTER IS HERE BITCHES!!!

Game of Thrones

Until next week…enjoy!


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Review: The Haunting of Hill House, Season 1

Posted November 13, 2018 by Rowena in Reviews | 2 Comments

The Haunting of Hill House (2018)
Starring: Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel, Victoria Pedretti
Creator: Mike Flanagan
Release Date: 12 October 2018
Rating: TV-MA
Run Time: 50 min per episode
Genre Type: Drama, Horror, Thriller

Explores a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country. Now adults, and forced back together in the face of tragedy, the family must finally confront the ghosts of their past, some of which still lurk in their minds while others may actually be stalking the shadows of Hill House.

I had seen the trailer for this show online but because I’m not a huge fan of horror and scary movies in general, I had no plans to actually watch it. But my coworkers each took a turn convincing me that I should give it a try and I’m glad that I finally listened to them because holy cow, this show was the bomb!

So this show tells the story of the Crane family. The Crane’s buy a house for the summer with the intent to fix it then flip it for money. The house is known for being haunted but the Crane’s ain’t afraid of no ghosts so they move their kids into that big ol’ haunted house and deflect, deflect, deflect when the kids are scared at night because of the ghosts.

For the most part, I was glued to my seat anxiously waiting for more information on this house, on this family, and just everything but there were a couple of episodes where my attention was divided because the storytelling was on the slow side but episodes 5 & 6 more than made up for the slowness of the beginning episodes. I thought that the writing of this season was pretty neat. I liked that the first episode triggers the events that take place throughout the rest of the season. I also really liked that it set the tone for the madness that was to come. I also really liked that each episode seemed to build on the story and brought to light different things that surrounded the same night (both past and present).

So each episode follows a different character and shows things from their perspective in the past and the present. It shows how their part of the story leads up to where things are in the present and from the jump, I had so many questions. I still have so many questions and I’ve seen the entire season, three different times already. Each episode gifts us with a piece of the story until we get to the end and are gifted with the entire story.

Each of the Crane siblings are dealing with different things and my favorite sibling was Theo, though it was Nell’s episode that was my favorite of all of the episodes. I won’t go into much detail about each episode, or even each sibling because you need to watch the show for yourself to really get it and I don’t want to spoil anything so for the purposes of this post, I will say that this show really knocked me on my ass. The creativity behind the storytelling, each episode building on the next was fantastic and I was entertained left and right.

This show is really worth the hours you’ll invest in viewing it. Each character brought something different to the overall story arc and I quite enjoyed how everything came together. I still have hella questions about the house, the ghosts and other things but I’m hopeful that a new season is forthcoming and we’ll get more answers to those questions? Fingers crossed, anyway.

Still, if you’re looking for a new show to binge on Netflix, you should try this…it’s more suspenseful and thrilling than scary and the story is just too interesting to not watch. I promise you’ll enjoy it…everyone that I’ve forced to watch this has loved it. 🙂

Movie Trailer

My Rating

4.5 out of 5


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