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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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TV Tuesday: Game of Thrones: Season 8, Episode 2

Posted April 23, 2019 by Rowena in Features, TV Shows | 8 Comments

It is the second week of Season 8 of Game of Thrones and we got another pretty fantastic episode from the writers and creators of our favorite show. There’s a lot of stuff that went down in this episode and I’m going to cover all of the things that I actually care about…which in this one, is pretty much all of it.

Jamie Lannister in Winterfell

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Last week’s episode ended with Jamie arriving in Winterfell with a jarring welcome from none other than Brandon Stark aka The Three-Eyed Raven. Jamie hasn’t seen Bran since he pushed him out the window in SEASON ONE! Jamie isn’t the same person that he was back then but neither is Bran and Jamie knows that he’s going to meet with a lot of animosity for the stuff that he’s put the Starks through and hell, now that Daenerys is in Winterfell as well, he’s going to get a lot of shit from her too but he still came because he’s there to fight for the living.

Dude, a lot of this episode was spent on Jamie’s apology tour. He made his rounds, apologizing to everyone that he hurt and the redemption arc of Jamie Lannister is almost to a close. Jamie’s character is one that has caused a lot of harm but has also grown quite a bit over the course of the series. There are still things that people will never forgive him for (that sex scene against Joffrey’s death bed being one of them) and I get it. I do like that he’s grown and he’s a much better person now than he was before. I liked the way that Brienne and Tyrion stood up for him and I even liked the way that Dany seemed a little unpleased that everyone wanted to spare his life. Haha, girl if you don’t cut it out…

Arya and Gendry Get Down

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Arya is a woman now, yall!!

She wasn’t going to die before she experienced the pleasures of being a woman with a man that she’s been eyeing since she was a wee lass. Haha, she went about divesting of her virginity in a way that only Arya can. By going after it. She went after Gendry with a determination that took me by surprise by I wasn’t surprised that Gendry would be all in because she is his lady, after all…haha. I’m glad that these two were able to find a bit of happiness on the night before the big war. They’ve both been through so much and they deserved that night. Awww, one of my ships sailed straight to Pound Town. Yippy!!

Tormund and Team Arrive in Winterfell

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I was so glad to see that our friends that were at Eastwatch by the Sea were alive and as well as they could be after surviving the attack by the white walker army at the wall. It was good to see them back and safe at Winterfell, reunited with Jon and the other brothers of the watch. I also loved that Tormund’s first question upon arriving at Winterfell was, “Is the big woman here?”

These guys bring the bad news that the White Walker Army took out Last Hearth and they’re on their way to Winterfell. The war is a lot closer than they thought and though they’re not ready, the war is here anyway. Gah, I love this freaking show! I loved how happy Jon was to see his brothers and friends back and I loved seeing them all reunited again.

Brienne gets Knighted

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Oh man, this scene had me all teary eyed. Tormund wanted to knight Brienne ten times over but since he’s not a Knight, he couldn’t so Jamie did it instead. The whole time that Brienne is trying to fake the funk like she don’t want to be no damn knight, I was like girl, if you don’t knock it off and get down on your knee so he can do his thing…and then he did it and I was over the moon about it because Brienne is a knight! She’s a freaking badass knight who is going to lead her own charge into the war! I so loved this scene so much! Jamie loves you Brienne, you are worthy!

The Last Night

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Most of the episode felt like a giant farewell pity party. It felt like Podrick should have sung It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye by Boys II Men instead of whatever song he actually sang. I liked seeing everyone bonding over drinks. We had a lot of people who have been through a lot together, on both sides of the wars they fought and we had a lot of family and friend bonding too. I was a little surprised at how cozy Sansa and Theon looked but then again, it makes sense since Sansa has forgiven him for the wrongs he did to her family after saving her from that monster Ramsay. After all of this bonding, stepping onto the battlefield with old enemies will be a lot easier, I think.

Jon Snow Tells Daenerys the Truth

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Toward the end of the episode, we see Daenerys find Jon Snow in the Winterfell Crypts. Jon is staring at Lyanna Stark’s statue and when Daenerys starts to talk about her brother raping Lyanna, Jon puts an end to that talk. He comes right out and tells her the truth about the love story between her brother Rhagar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark and then he finishes by telling her, his real name and title.

Final Thoughts

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The episode ends with the White Walker Army in view of Winterfell. The battle is upon us guys. We didn’t see the Night King though I’m sure he’ll make his presence known pretty quickly. I can’t wait to see the biggest battle scene of TV history come to life. There’s much that still needs to be dealt with but nows not the time for all of that. We’ll have to wait to see how the battle between Sansa and Daenerys plays out. To see if it even does play out. We’ll have to wait to see what Cersei does while everyone is fighting for her to have another day to win the war for the Iron Throne. She needs to die. I can’t wait to see her die.

I’m low key salty that we’ve gotten hella reunions for every damn body on this show but we didn’t get a reunion between Ghost and Jon Snow. He just pops on the scene behind Jon like a ghost and nobody reacts….except me. I reacted. I cheered when we saw him so since we were robbed of that reunion, we better get an Arya and Nymeria reunion that will make me happy.

Gah, there are only 4 more episodes left. I’m not ready for this ride to be over. Wahhhh!

Until next week…enjoy!


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TV Tuesday: Game of Thrones: Season 8, Episode 1

Posted April 16, 2019 by Rowena in Features, TV Shows | 6 Comments

Winter is finally here, bitches!

After over a year of waiting for the new season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, it’s finally back and I’m here to talk about this week’s episode because I need to get all of this out. The main theme of this week’s episode was reunions and a lot of the reunions that I’ve been itching for happened and I’m a happy camper. I’m just going to a rundown of my thoughts, by each family.

The Starks

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Jon: Poor Jon. Everyone is mad at him and he’s just trying to protect everyone from the bigger threat that is heading their way. Last season, I was too busy cheering that my ship finally met and set sail on the Ocean of Bang City that I didn’t even realize the shitstorm he was walking into. Heading home to the people that crowned him King, only he’s not a King anymore. He gave the crown away and he’s bringing a stranger Queen with him. A Queen with a family history that doesn’t speak well for them and their home. It seems that the person that is the most pissed at him is Sansa. I don’t think Jon understands where Sansa is coming from. Or that he understands what Sansa has been through, losing her home, her safe place and then returning and finally feeling safe again for Jon to give away their home again to a Southern girl that Sansa doesn’t know or trust.

As if that wasn’t enough shit at Jon’s door, he’s also dealt the parent blow from Sam. He’s not Jon Snow, Eddard Stark isn’t his father. He’s been lied to his whole life and he just gave up his crown but now Sam is trying to saddle him with more titles and more crowns? Haha, honestly, poor Jon. I knew that Jon was going to find out the truth about who he really is in the first episode but I thought Daenerys would find out with him and that it would be the kind of conflict that is out in the front of them from the jump but only Jon knows right now…is he going to tell Daenerys the truth or wait?

Sansa: It’s so funny to see how much I love Sansa these days. During my first go-round of the series (I started the show when the first season premiered so I didn’t get to binge it), I could not stand her. She made so many bad choices as a young girl, worried about the wrong things, pouted too much and I just didn’t like her character at all. I felt like Arya did…but after watching the entire series again to prepare myself this season, my feelings toward Sansa changed and she’s still not one of my favorites but I admire the hell out of her and I understood her instant dislike of Daenerys. Daenerys better not underestimate Sansa…that would be bad for Daenerys. Very bad for her.

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Arya: I was so here for Arya’s reunion with Jon. I think of everything that I was looking forward to with this season, their reunion was near the very top of that list. It’s been years since they’ve seen each other and unlike Sansa, Jon has always had such a great relationship with the youngest Stark sister. Seeing each other after all these years, Jon returns to Winterfell and everyone is mad at him. I loved seeing Arya remind him that he’s a Stark, that he’s from the North and the North remembers. She loves him but she also wants him to remember that the North isn’t going to accept Daenerys just because he fell in love with her. Her family was responsible for a lot of the bad stuff that happened in the North and that’s not something that can be willed away just because Jon is focused on the bigger picture. It was also nice to see her stick up for Sansa, something that surprised even Jon. Still, at the end of the day, they’re family and Arya needs Jon to remember that. Gah, I loved it!

Another reunion that I was pretty anxious for was the reunion between Arya and her boo thang, Gendry. I loved seeing a lighter side to Arya, a side that Gendry is the only person that could bring out in the little assassin. She freaking giggled like a school girl and flirted with him. Awww, I love that Arya has love interest because I did ship Gendry and Arya back when they were traveling together all those seasons ago. I was hoping that when Gendry hit the scene for the first time this season that we’d get this Gendry:

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But, we can’t get everything we want and I still got the Arya and Gendry reunion that I wanted so that’s something.

Bran: This guy, man. Ever since he became the three-eyed raven, he’s morphed into the crazy uncle that stares off into the distance at every family gathering and everyone thinks he’s sleeping but nope, he’s just creeping on everyone and everything.

He’s in the background for the most part of episode 1, quietly moving the pieces around to fit his purposes. Telling Sam that he needs to tell Jon the truth about his parents right now. Telling Daenerys that they don’t have time for iron throne shit, the white walker army is fast approaching. And waiting for Jamie Lannister to get to Winterfell so that he can scare the shit out of him. I’m so here for finding out how things pan out for Bran this season. Will he end up being the Night King? Will he help the living win the war against the army of the dead? Fingers crossed.

That was a boss ass move that he made to the end the episode though. Bwahahahaha, freaking Bran. I love that strange little warg. The look on Jamie’s face was priceless…haha, he thought he would get away with slipping in undetected. Bran was sitting there waiting the whole damn episode for his old friend.

The Targaryens

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Daenerys: If I was annoyed with anyone in this episode, it was Daenerys. The way that she came swooping into Winterfell like she was the head bitch in town didn’t sit well with me. I mean, sure, she is the head bitch in town but Jon warned her that though he bent the knee to her, the North wasn’t going to fold so easily to her. Queen or not. I felt like she’s still the woman that wants to take back the throne she believes is rightfully hers no matter the cost. She’s so different from Jon Snow. Her attitude while in Winterfell felt like if she couldn’t get their love and devotion, she’ll settle for their fear. I don’t mess with that sort of thinking. Sansa and the North ain’t about that life either. She needs to earn their love and devotion, the way that Jon did. Sweeping into town like she’s come to save them from a villain they don’t even completely believe in ain’t the way. The North ain’t the one.

I’m really curious to see how she’ll deal with the fact that the throne she wants so bad belongs to Jon, not her. I don’t think Jon being her nephew is going to matter to her. She’s probably used to that with who her family is but, Jon? He just finds out that he’s banging his Aunt and he didn’t seem bothered by it either. LOL.

The whole scene with Sam didn’t go the way that she imagined it would go. She goes to him, to thank him for saving her friend and she ends up having to tell him that she killed his father and his brother. I wonder if she’ll start to realize that her actions have consequences, that in her quest to rise to the top, she’s done things that affect everyone around her. Hmm.

The Lannisters

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Jamie: Bwahahahaha, oh Jamie. Your past sins are coming back to bite you in the ass. I can’t wait to see you complete your redeem mission over the course of this season but hahaha, I’m still laughing at your face when you saw Bran at the end of the last episode.

Cersei: This bitch gives not one shit about anyone but herself. She continues to use her power for evil and now she’s going in on her brothers? The only family she has left? Hahaha, I can’t wait for Sansa to kill her ass. Please let Sansa be the one to kill her. Pretty, pretty please writers. As cool as I think elephants would be awesome on the show, I’m glad Cersei didn’t get them. Hahaha.

Tyrion: We didn’t get a lot of Tyrion this episode. I mean, he’s there but he’s mostly in the background. His reunion with Sansa went exactly as I hoped it would. I thought Sansa slayed that scene because Tyrion needs to wake up and smell the coffee. Cersei is evil and she will never care about anyone other than herself.

The Greyjoys

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Euron: He’s definitely going to turn on Cersei. He’s the kind of guy that cheers for whoever is winning and Cersei ain’t winning shit. He’s going to end up trying to get with Sansa after Sansa kills Cersei. Haha.

Yara: Hmm…can’t really say that I cared much about her scenes. I’m glad she’s out from under her Uncles thumb and that she’s as safe as she can be right now but as far as anything else? Meh.

Theon: I stopped caring about Theon when he turned on the Starks. Like Jon, I don’t hate him but I don’t care about him either. More meh for him.

Final Thoughts

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Overall, this episode was more of a set up for the rest of the season so it was a lot slower than I thought it’d be. I wasn’t mad about that though. I still enjoyed the episode. The reunions of cast members that haven’t seen each other since the beginning of this journey hit me in the feels and I loved seeing loved ones reunited and happy to be reunited with loved ones. I was super happy to see that Tormund and the others with him are alive and well, or as well as can be. I was super pissed that once again, House Glover refused the call. Stupid ass Glover. I hope the Night King gets them first.

I thought certain things would play out a certain way and though I was wrong about that, I’m still hopeful that the rest of the season will knock everyone on their asses and that it’s going to be a memorable season. There are a lot of things that I’m curious about, a lot of things I’m anxious for but I’m going to wait it out and see what else I’m wrong about. LOL.

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What else does Bran see and what else is he going to do? Will Jon tell Daenerys the truth about who he really is now or not? What will go down between Sansa and Daenerys? Who is going to die first? Is Cersei really pregnant? Is Bron really going to kill Jamie and Tyrion? There’s just so much to look keep track of but I’ll try my hardest here on the blog, every week for the next six weeks.

Until next week…enjoy!


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