Retrospective is a monthly post to rewind all of the happenings, thoughts, and discussions here at thoughts and afterthoughts.
A Rewind Of:
May // 2015
Memes (Top Ten Tuesday):
Tags: The Burrito Bowl Book Tag
Tags: The “I Am More Happy Than Not” Tag
Events: Armchair BEA – Day 1: Introductions
Events: Armchair BEA – Day 2: Visual Expression
Events: Armchair BEA – Day 2: Social Media
Events: Armchair BEA – Day 3: Book Blogging 101
Television (Not a full list of what I watch):
(If you love to talk television, hit me up on Twitter and we can share feels together!) Because it’s May…it means season finales have approached, so this list is going to be longer to recap. Shows are listed alphabetically.
Arrow S3: …Is it the Flashpoint arc now?! Also, the ending was very reminiscent of Furious 7.
Between S1: Tried out the pilot. It was a derp fest.
Criminal Minds S10: Bring back Prentiss.
Game of Thrones S5: HOLY BANANAS AT YESTERDAY’S EPISODE (Jon Snow’s story arc).
iZombie S1: That. One. Episode…ugh, I hate you.
Marvels: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D S2: OH MY GOD THAT FUCKING CLIFFHANGER. The feels…they’re real. (More feels than S1.)
Mr. Robot: This is one of the best pilots I’ve seen recently. It premieres on television on June 24 but USA Network released the pilot online. It’s hella good. Highly recommended.
Orphan Black S3: How could one show be so exhilaratingly funny in one scene then bleak as shit and tears my heart out like 30 seconds later? What the scorpion.
Reign S2: With Reign being moved to Friday, it’ll probably last one more season.
Stalker S1: Sorry to see it get cancelled.
The Blacklist S2: The writing in the season finale arc was really well executed. I ship Tom and Liz hardcore.
The Flash S1: Well done, CW, Flash had really solid showing of a first season (although Grodd was a bit flimsy at times). I do not appreciate Gustin not being the Flash in the movie.
The Vampire Diaries S6: The finale culminates four years since I started watching this show. At this point, I think this is a good spot to end on. There’s closure where it needs to be.
Wayward Pines S1: This is weird.
Shows Dropped (does not include those I’m just behind on):
Big Brother Canada S3: I found production had way too much influence this year.
CSI: Cyber: Sorry, Patty Arquette, it just isn’t working. I don’t even know how it got renewed.
The Messengers S1: I just didn’t feel like it was going anywhere.
Mad Max: Fury Road: See my review here.
Tomorrowland: Skip this movie. It’s pretty bad. (Review pending.)
Jupiter Ascending: This was worse than Tomorrowland.
Pitch Perfect 2: Here’s the problem: I enjoyed this movie (more than the first) and all of its discriminatory jokes but deep down you know these jokes shouldn’t be laughed at. (Review pending.)
Tritonal & Cash Cash – Untouchable: This track just makes me feel good.
Luke Shay – Up and Away (feat. Jeremy William): Ditto to the above.
Jessie J – Flashlight (Pitch Perfect 2): On repeat for days.
(Note to self: catch up in Eurovision tracks)
A solid blogging month spurred by the culmination of season finales. The only thing daunting is the fact that now I feel that there’s a higher ceiling benchmark for discussion writing. Ack. Self-inflicted blogging injuries, I tell ya.
But I cannot overlook the push towards greater things this month has proved mainly through Armchair BEA; essentially encouraging me to get on social media (or just Twitter) more. Tumblr is just a fading thought because I have no idea what I’m doing with it LOL.
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