Retrospective is a monthly post to rewind all of the happenings, thoughts, and discussions here at thoughts and afterthoughts.
A Rewind Of:
Jan // 2016
Reviews pending: Glass Sword, A Gathering of Shadows, The Great American Whatever
Memes (Top Ten Tuesday):
2016 Challenges: Book Blogging Discussion
Tags: Celebrity Book Tag
Tags: The Pixar Book Tag
Tags: The Desert Island Book Tag
Book Haul: New Years [Jan] Book Haul
Canada Reads 2016: Shortlist & Panelists
Television (Not a full list of what I watch):
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Arrow S4: How about that tombstone though? I’m still not ruling out “that character’s eventual fate” — speaking in code, of course.
Criminal Minds S11: THE BROMANCE BETWEEN MORGAN AND REID IS STRONG. The other episodes were meh.
iZombie S2: Liv is the Many-Faced God.
Limitless S1: Continues to be ridiculous. But bearably enjoyable.
Legends of Tomorrow S1: I’ll admit: the pilot was pretty meh. The ensemble is pretty huge soooooo we’ll see how this’ll go.
Lucifer S1: I quite enjoyed the pilot for this show, particular Tom Ellis as Lucifer. But I think it’s the dialogue that’s really spot on. Admittedly, the Lucifer-powers are ridiculous and in the same line as Limitless.
Making a Murderer S1: This show. THIS. [EXPLETIVE]. [EXPLETIVE]. [EXPLETIVE]. [EXPLETIVE]. SHOW. CALL ANNALISE KEATING AND THE FAB 5 TO WRECK HAVOC ON KEN KRATZ AND LEN KACHINSKY AND THAT NON JUDGE AND ALL THOSE POPO’S AND THAT STEP FATHER AND THAT BROTHER AND OADHASIHDAUSDHAAUHDSA. Shit. (It also doesn’t help my heart that I’m actively following MaM’s Reddit -____-…)
Reign S3: This show goes from 0-to-100 for everything that’s happening = difficult to enjoy.
Shadowhunters S1: I’ll give the first season a shot, probably, but the writing and dialogue and acting are incredibly subpar. IT’S ONE OF THOSE SHOWS YOU CAN’T HELP BUT WATCH.
Suits S5: HOLY SHIT THIS NEW ARC IS SO INTENSE OMGGGGG.
The Bachelor S20: *Breathes* YES I WATCHED THIS BECAUSE EVERYONE WAS TALKING ABOUT IT ON TWITTER. I haven’t followed this show in more than a decade. Were there always this many mean girls? While I’m glad Lace is gone, Olivia needs to peace out. And that episode where Ben lost a relative and people be bullyin’ Jubilee comfort him via a massage while Olivia is like talking about her cankles and everyone else is mean girling it. Wowoowow.
Up until episode 5: I think my favourite to win is Lauren B. As much as I really like Amanda, I do feel like her kids gonna be a factor. I think Caila will go far but she sketches me out because in her first ep interview…she basically implied she left her boyfriend because she saw Ben on television. Jojo seems pretty chill too. Jubilee was okay in the beginning but the anxiety/insecurities caught up to her. It was self inflicted and I feel so bad for her because of that.
I do love the “Olivia” mystery music that plays. Did I mention Olivia is crazy? Yeah she da cray cray…
The 100 S3: I feel like I don’t even remember what happened at the end of season two…
The Blacklist S3: Part 1 of the 2 part “The Director” arc on the Winter return was so good, though I enjoyed the first part more. What’s important is my ship coming into fruition. Life is good.
The Flash S2: Technically behind on this show after it came back this month.
The Magicians S1: After episode 2, I totally understand why Quentin is so awkwardly acted. Fun moment of ep. 3: when the magical books were having sex LOLLLL.
The Vampire Diaries S7: …ok but no one likes Lily, so that Winter return episode (S7E10) was a waste of time tbh.
Top Chef S13: My fave chefs (Kwame, Carl, Jeremy, Isaac, and Marjorie) are still in it.
Unforgettable S4: My interest in this show has dwindled since I followed it back in season 1.
The Martian: Between Gravity, Interstellar, and The Martian, I couldn’t tell you which one I liked more.
Everest: This film made my hands clammy.
(Maroon bolded names link to the track for easy peasy listening)
Cash Cash – Aftershock (feat. Jacquie Lee): The name of the singer here was so familiar — then I remembered she was on that one season of The Voice (not that I watched it).
Benny Benassi & Vassi – Even If: Easy peasy song to walk around life with.
Gryffin – Heading Home (feat. Josef Salvat): Oddly therapeutic.
Sia – This is Acting: I read an article mentioning how you could make a game out of listening to this album and think of which artist it was originally intended for. Some good songs on it though.
Pitch, Please! – I Can’t Make You Love Me (opb. Bonnie Raitt): It’s the second song in their Boston Sings 2015 set; which is reminiscent to slam poetry (thematically feminism) meets a cappella. It’s powerful, really.
Reverb – Save Your Soul (opb. Jamie Cullum): I linked the entire album on Spotify (because many were solid arrangements) but it’s this song that I’ve added to my shower mix LOL.
WINTER TV IS BACK.
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