Tag: Week in Movies

The Weekly Recap (171)

Posted July 19, 2021 by Rowena in Features | 6 Comments

Work has been kicking my ass in the last couple of weeks (more so than normal) so I skipped last week’s Weekly Recap so this week, you get two weeks of what I’ve been up to.

Before I start, I want to give two of my besties the biggest shout-out because they are always thinking about me, and I appreciate them so much. I got a package from them in the mail this week with a BTS magazine that Therese saw in the store and picked up for me and some of the cutest BTS stickers that BNice included in the package. It brightened my day so THANKS GUYS! I HELLA LOVE Y’ALL!



Here’s a JK hand kiss just for you guys! Haha.

Next week, I’m hosting a girl’s weekend here in Vegas for my nephew’s fiance. We’re doing our side’s bridal shower and everyone is coming to my house for it. We’ll be doing touristy things around town but our home base for the weekend will be my house and I’m thrilled to be hosting my first party with my fam. This weekend was for deep cleaning the shit out of my house. I took everything out of my pantry and washed all of the glass storage containers, I took the rice out of the giant rice jar and washed that. Did the same thing all around the house. I cleaned the base boards, I scrubbed my bathroom from top to bottom and made myself a little dizzy with all of the bleach fumes but everything is clean. This week is for washing all the towels, hand towels, blankets, and everything so that folks will have clean things to use. This coming weekend, Ingrid and I plan on starting our Family picture wall so I’m pretty excited about that. I’ll be sure to take pictures and share them afterward.

Now, let’s get into all of the things that I did last week…
What I Watched


My Roommate is a Gumiho (2021) | 4.25 out of 5
Search: WWW (2018) | 3.5 out of 5
The 8th Night (2021) | out of 5

I can’t believe that My Roommate is a Gumiho is finished. I enjoyed the hell out of that show and the chemistry between everyone involved was evident in each episode. I’ll be reviewing it soon on the blog so be on the lookout for that. I also finished watching Search: WWW and that was another solid drama but not my favorite. I enjoyed the secondary romance more than the main one but both romances drove me a little up the wall. I loved that the show featured three very different, but super strong women figures and told their individual stories. I also watched and enjoyed The 8th Night on Netflix.


I also decided that I was going to start a series re-watch of one of my all-time favorite shows, One Tree Hill and I think I’m going to start this week…right, Therese? Haha. I’m roping my bestie into watching it with me from L.A. and I don’t plan on binge-watching it so I won’t be rushing through this re-watch. I’ll watch a few episodes each week until I’m done. I was inspired to do a re-watch after listening to my three favorite gals, Hilarie Burton, Sophia Bush, and Bethany Joy Lenz talk about the show and giving us fans a behind the scenes look back into their experiences and their memories from shooting the show.

Their podcast is such a fun listen and I make sure to never miss an episode. If you guys are fans of One Tree Hill, you should check out their podcast called Drama Queens. I listen to them on Spotify but you can check them out on all sorts of places. I’ll definitely be blogging about my OTH re-watch so that’s something I’m looking forward to.

Thoughts on This Week’s Episodes from the Drama’s I’m Watching



Racket Boys (2021): This week’s episode continues to be so freaking wholesome that I can’t stand it. Just kidding, I love this show. I loved that it’s a lot different from the other shows that I’m watching and I absolutely adore each and every single team member on the girls’ and the boys’ badminton teams. They’re finally playing in the Nationals tournament and the girls aren’t as confident as the boys and I really like Se Yoon’s character. She’s Team Hae Kang so he better win his match against Park Chan better stay in his lane.

Imitation (2021): I started this show this week on a whim, after seeing it while browsing Viki. I’m glad that I did because I’m enjoying it. I’m really liking the female lead and though I’m much more into the second male lead (but not with the main female lead, her friend from her girl group who has an obvious crush on the second lead). It’s an interesting look into the kpop world and man, all of that work and shit that these idols have to go through, only for them to lose their privacy and have their every waking minute scheduled – couldn’t be me but it makes me feel better to help my idols in any way that I can. By supporting them, streaming their music, and buying their merch.
What I Read


Battle Royal (Palace Insiders #1) by Lucy Parker | 4 out of 5
This was another solid book by Lucy Parker. She never fails to deliver delightful romances and I’m glad that I read this one.
Song of the Week


Permission to Dance

July 9th was Army’s birthday and BTS gifted us with a song that Ed Sheeran co-wrote for them. It was another upbeat song with a hopeful message and included sign language in their dance choreography for Disability Pride month and I’m really digging the song. The song, the vibe, the dance, all of it is wrapped up in a happy BTS performance that just makes me super happy. I know that it wasn’t for everyone and I saw all over YouTube, TikTok, and even Twitter that there was a part of Army that didn’t love the song for one reason or another. I’m not going to say anything on that. Folks can love or not love anything but me? I love the song, I love the music video and I loved what BTS continues to do for us fans. I love that they continue to give us hope that spring will come through the music they release. So let’s dance through the tough times. Let’s laugh and be happy because we may need permission to do most everything right now but we don’t need permission to dance so let’s do that.
What I Got


Last Guard (Psy-Changeling Trinity #5) by Nalini Singh
Isn’t it Bromantic? (Bromance Book Club #4) by Lyssa Kay Adams
What I Got for Review


This is how I looked through Edelweiss and Netgalley this week, trying to see if any new review copies looked interesting to me but I didn’t see anything that I absolutely had to read so I didn’t get anything. Hmm. Maybe next week.
Eye Candy Friday


Shin Woo Yeo

My Roommate is a Gumiho



Han Joon Hwi

Law School
What I Reviewed


The Nun (2018) | 3.25 out of 5
Law School (2021) | 4.25 out of 5
The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary | 3.5 out of 5
Taxi Driver (2021) | 4.75 out of 5
What I Posted
The Monthly Recap: June 2021
The Weekly Recap (169)
My TBR Pile: July 2021
The Weekly Recap (170)
Eye Candy Friday: Shin Woo Yeo
Five K-Dramas I Quit Recently
Eye Candy Friday: Han Joon Hwi
What Made Me Laugh


There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?

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The Weekly Recap (170)

Posted July 5, 2021 by Rowena in Features | 4 Comments

It’s been a quiet week of me training Brenna all week so lots of work information is being shared and retained (fingers crossed!). We stayed in for the holiday, only went out in the heat for groceries and we’re going to run some errands today but aside from that, we’ve been watching a lot of content. BTS content for me and Bretman Rock content for Brenna. We tried watching a movie together and that movie was boring and low-key dumb so we didn’t even finish it.

Now, let’s get into all of the things that I did last week…
What I Watched


Doom at Your Service (2021) | 3.75 out of 5
Nevertheless, (2021) | DNF
Fear Street Part 1: 1994 (2021) | DNF

I’ll be reviewing Doom at Your Service so I won’t get into that show but the other two? Not for me. Nevertheless was slow and the push and pull and just everything about the episode I watched didn’t catch my attention so I quit it. I’m not sure if I’ll go back and finish it though, right now, I’m for sure not in the mood for it so I skipped it.

Fear Street Part 1: 1994 was the movie that Brenna and I chose to watch together and it was corny as shit and just not my style of horror so we quit it. No thanks.

Weekly Episode Thoughts



My Roommate is a Gumiho (2021): I’m really enjoying this show and I enjoyed this week’s episodes too. I’m disappointed with Woo Yeo doing what he did even though I understand his reasoning for doing what he did, I was still disappointed. I don’t have an answer for how to fix things for him but the way that he did it? Gah, I just….gah. I understand Lee Dam’s reaction and felt her hurt because I was feeling the same thing. I still love Woo Yeo though. I still ship the hell out of him and Lee Dam. I’m also really loving the secondary romance as well. They are too freaking cute. I can’t wait for the final four episodes. I’m freaking ready.

Racket Boys (2021): This damn show is so wholesome that I love it to pieces. I love all of the boys and am really liking the little sweet romances between the main character and his girl and then the secondary romance between the captain and the girl that is always trying to protect the national athlete girl. I really need to learn their names because my mind is completely blank right now. This week’s episodes were more of what I’ve come to expect from this show and I’m loving every minute.

Search: WWW (2019): I just started this show yesterday and I’m about halfway through the series and am enjoying it. After the first episode, I was on the fence about finishing it but the second and third episodes cemented the deal for me. I’m liking it, the strong female element, the super sexy love interest (okayyyy Jang Ki Yong) and I’m really excited to finish it. The writing is strong, the acting is fantastic and I’m really loving how different each main female character is.
What I Read


The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary | 4.25 out of 5
So We Meet Again by Suzanne Park | 4 out of 5

I really enjoyed both books that I read this past week so I’m looking forward to seeing what this week’s reads bring. The Flatshare was super cute and I loved both characters and honestly, the same goes for So We Meet Again. Like I said, both books were just good so I recommend this.
What I Listened To


Outro: Tear

This is the song that I’m listening to on a constant basis (outside of my Butter streams, of course). I watched a performance of this song a couple of weeks ago and J Hope’s verse and performance made me cry. I didn’t even realize that this was the song that Suga was talking about in one of those Burn the Stage documentaries that I watched early in my BTS journey. It’s become one of my favorite songs right now. It hits differently, knowing the background behind it and yeah, I’m still listening to it and loving it.
What I Got


The Spanish Deception by Elena Armas
For Vacation Only by Mila Nicks
Reel by Kennedy Ryan

I’ve been seeing good reviews of these books around so you know I had to get them.
What I Got for Review
Nothing caught my attention this week so I didn’t get anything for review.
What I Reviewed


Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas | 3.75 out of 5
What Made Me Laugh

There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?

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The Weekly Recap (169)

Posted June 14, 2021 by Rowena in Features | 8 Comments

This week was a busy week for me. My best friend and I decided on a spur of the moment movie binge of the Conjuring movies and though I could have finished it, my virtual BTS concert at 2:30AM my time on both Saturday and Sunday tapped me out for anything else. I still have the last two movies to watch in The Conjuring series (I started watching the movies by release date but then switched things up and continued the series chronologically) so what’s left for me is The Conjuring 2 and The Conjuring 3. I’ll get those watched this week. Because I spent most of my time watching those movies, my BTS concert, and getting some books read for my book club yesterday, I didn’t watch any of my Korean Dramas this week so I’ll catch up on that stuff this week as well.

Now, let’s get into all of the things that I did last week…
What I Watched



The Conjuring (2013) | 4.25 out of 5
Annabelle (2014) | 3.25 out of 5
The Nun (2018) | 3.5 out of 5
Annabelle Creation (2017) | 3.75 out of 5
Annabelle Comes Home (2019) | 4 out of 5
The Curse of La Llorona (2019) | 4.25 out of 5

I plan on reviewing these movies here on the blog (I know, right? Me watching Western movies? I’ve been getting into scary movies more and more lately.) so I’ll let you know here that my favorite movie of the bunch listed above is probably The Curse of La Llorona. My least favorite is probably the original Annabelle. Stay tuned for why.



BTS Muster 2021

When I tell you I will never miss another online concert from BTS, I mean it. June 13th is BTS’s birthday (the day they debuted as a band) and they always celebrate starting June 1st with lots of goodies (online content on their YouTube channel, on their Twitter, on Weverse, etc…) for Army to enjoy and then they end the festivities with a fan event, concert that are called Musters. This year’s Muster concert was the very first one that I watched Live and let me tell you, they slayed that entire two hours. They sang a bunch of older songs, some of their newer songs, and holy shit, some songs that I wasn’t expecting but jumped out of my seat and danced to.

I’m low key worried about the kind of Army I’m going to be at a live show because in the privacy of my home? I was hyped the hell up! Like, too hyped. It was fan-freaking-tastic and we got TWO NIGHTS of music from these guys. To say that Army is well fed by BTS is putting it mildly because we are spoiled.
What I Read


Devil in Disguise (The Ravenels #7) by Lisa Kleypas | 4.5 out of 5
Lord of Scoundrels (Scoundrels #3) by Loretta Chase | 4.25 out of 5
Worth Any Price (Bow Street Runners #3) by Lisa Kleypas | 4.5 out of 5
Song of the Week


Daechwita by Agust D

If you watched the Sowoozoo BTS 2021 Muster concert this weekend, you know why this song is this week’s song of the week. Best performance of the weekend, hands down!
What I Got


Nothing to report this week. I wanted to pick up some more print books for my library but I couldn’t make up my mind on what books I had to have right away so I ended up not getting anything. Maybe this week will be a better week? Who knows.
What I Got for Review


Duke, Actually by Jenny Holiday
Eye Candy Friday


Kim Do Ki

Taxi Driver
What I Reviewed


Wicked Fox (Gumiho #1) by Kat Cho | 4 out of 5



RM | 5 out of 5
What I Posted
The Weekly Recap (168)
The Monthly Recap: May 2021
My TBR Pile: June 2021
Eye Candy Friday: Kim Do Ki from Taxi Driver
What Made Me Laugh

There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?

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The Weekly Recap (167)

Posted April 19, 2021 by Rowena in Features | 6 Comments

This week was a week of reflection and then filled up with things that made me happy to get me out of my melancholy thoughts that came with the anniversary of my Mom’s death and the general shit show that is our world these days. I didn’t do much, outside of my normal routine and I was okay with that. I like my daily to-do lists and I even like cleaning my house. So weird. Who even am I? I hated cleaning the house growing up. So I don’t have anything new to report though my book collection is slowly coming together. I’ll have my bookshelves filled up in no time.

Now, let’s get into all of the things that I did last week…
What I Watched


Taxi Driver
Rookie King
The Show
Weekly Idol
Law School
Haikyuu, Season Three

I spent the week in front of either my computer or my TV, watching different things and I didn’t realize until now that I had watched so many different things. There was a lot of BTS content consumed but I’m not about that since the boys kept me entertained.

Taxi Driver is fast becoming my favorite drama of the year (and it’s only April). The show started pretty strong, making me sit up and take notice of not just the main character, but of everything the show is about and the other characters as well. This show isn’t a romance drama but man am I hoping that the main guy doesn’t end up with the prosecutor. I’m pushing for him and his coworker, the hacker girl to heal each other of their tragic pasts. We’ll see where this goes but boy am I hoping for my ship to sail.

Viki’s got some BTS content on their site now and boy did my membership get a workout for all of the hours of BTS that I watched on there. Rookie King, The Show, Weekly Idol were some of the stuff that I watched this week and I enjoyed all of them. I really enjoyed seeing the boys early in their career performing their older songs.

Law School started this past week and the first two episodes are pretty interesting. I’m curious enough to keep watching and though I wasn’t blown away the same way that I was with Taxi Driver, I’m still excited to see where this new show takes us. I watched Haikyuu, Season Three over the weekend and it was another season of great storytelling. I’m really invested in everyone’s story on the team. My favorite character is Hinata and this season highlighted a lot of why I love him. The determination to be great with this guy is just so freaking good. I love it.





BTS Begins: 2015 Memories
5th Muster: The Magic Shop
Love Yourself, Speak Yourself Tour: San Paolo

This week was also for Bang Bang Con 2021. For me, it started on Friday at 11pm and ended, Saturday morning at damn near 7am. Your girl stayed up for all three concerts and had a grand ol’ time in my room, dancing and singing along with my Army bomb. I’m already looking forward to how lit I’m going to be at the concert. I’m ready…and of all the concerts that I’ve watched, I think my favorite is the 5th Muster, The Magic Shop. They sang most of my favorite songs during that concert and I thought I’d take a nap during that concert since I’ve already seen it (multiple times) but nope…I stayed up and sang along to Jump, to 2!3!, to Boyz with Fun, to Dimple, Pied Piper (Pied Piper JK is something else!) and don’t even get me started on the vocal line’s version of Ddaeng. That whole concert was a mood and I was here for it all, even at 4am!

Don’t get me wrong, I hella loved the first and third concerts. Early Suga was something special to behold. When he goes off during the Cypher performances, I was like okayyyyy Suga!! Then there was their performance of Born Singer (so good!) and I ain’t gonna front. I cried during the last concert when Jimin and JK were crying. But I thought the same things that they were thinking during that concert. They’re a Korean group that sings songs in Korean and they had Brazil singing along word for word to all of their songs…IN KOREAN. You can see the awe on the boy’s faces as they performed and took in the sight of all of these people showing up in Brazil for them. I’m telling you, these guys are legit.
What I Read


The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary | 3.75 out of 5

I read this book not too long after I finished The Switch and I enjoyed it though there were some slow parts in the middle. Still, Beth O’Leary is definitely an author that I will be paying more attention to these days.
What I Listened To


Film Out by BTS
Ugh by BTS
Boyz with Fun by BTS

These songs are making me so happy right now. Each song is so good and Ugh and Boyz with Fun never fail to get me hyped up for my day. When I’m mad at people that I work with or just work in general, I throw my earbuds in and turn on Ugh and Boyz with Fun and I get to work. I can’t stay mad if I’m listening to those songs.
What I Got


Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels #7) by Ilona Andrews
Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels #8) by Ilona Andrews
Magic Binds (Kate Daniels #9) by Ilona Andrews
Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels #10) by Ilona Andrews

I’m telling you, my home library is really coming together. Sure, mostly it’s filled with all things Ilona Andrews and BTS but the books are coming in and it’s making me super happy.
What I Got for Review


The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
The Pick Up by Miranda Kenneally
What I Posted
The Weekly Recap (166)
A Letter to My Mom
What Made Me Laugh

There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?

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The Weekly Recap (166)

Posted April 12, 2021 by Rowena in Features | 4 Comments

Last week was Spring Break and my brother brought his family to Vegas to get away from L.A. for a little bit so I took the week off too. It was so much fun to have family in town and I adore my brother’s kids so spending time with them and my Aunt and her kids, was like having a mini family reunion and I was all about it.

After my brother and his family left, I took it easy the rest of the week and watched a lot of cafe vlogs, bakery vlogs, and I start watching Taxi Driver with Lee Je Hoon (from Signal). There have only been two episodes so far and I’m completely hooked. I guess it’s time for another suspenseful drama. I’m also looking forward to starting Law School with Kim Bum and the older sister from Reply 1988 this week. Lots of great stuff to look forward to.

Brenna came out to Vegas this weekend to get some stuff out of her room to take to Utah. She moved into a house with two of her cousins so she’s living the big girl life and though at first, I was a little disappointed that she jumped into a lease so quickly after getting a job, I’m over that and now I’m just thrilled for her. We’ve always done things together and even though we’re apart now, we’re still a team and we’ll figure everything out together like normal.

My home library is coming together quite nicely though there aren’t that many books still… I’m working on it, I promise! I’ll share pictures soon, for real.

Now, let’s get into all of the things that I did last week…
What I Watched


Haikyuu, Season Two | 4.25 out of 5
Misaeng | 3.5 out of 5
Raya and the Last Dragon | 4 out of 5
Godzilla vs. Kong | 3.5 out of 5

After finishing the second season of Haikyuu, I took a short break to watch Misaeng, thinking a slight change of pace was needed but while I enjoyed the show overall, it was really slow. After finishing that show, with my brother and his kids in town, we did a couple of movie nights and watched Raya and the Last Dragon and then Godzilla vs. Kong. I haven’t watched ANY of the Godzilla movies or any of the Kong movies so I went into this movie not knowing what to expect but my nephew Rocky wanted to watch it so we did. I ended up liking it too…not enough to watch the other movies though. *shrugs*
What I Listened To


Spring Day by BTS
Dimple by BTS
Singularity by BTS

It was a slow jam kind of week so these three songs got a lot of playing time. Spring Day is one of my top BTS songs, I just love it so much and the performances for all three of these songs are just phenomenal.
What I Got


Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels #4) by Ilona Andrews
Magic Slays (Kate Daniels #5) by Ilona Andrews
Magic Rises (Kate Daniels #6) by Ilona Andrews

Slowly, but surely, I’m making progress in building up my print library. I actually forgot to get more books this week because I took a break from all things computer and I normally order books off Amazon so I only got three books this week. I’ll jump back on this project this week, for sure though.
What I Got for Review


The Donut Trap by Julie Tieu

This book looks too cute to pass up so it was added to my review pile this week. I’ll read it soon.
What I Reviewed


Signal (2016) | 4 out of 5



The BTS Listen: BE
What I Posted
The Weekly Recap (165)
What Made Me Laugh

There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?

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