[Retrospective] – A Rewind Of: January 2017

Retrospective is a monthly post to rewind all of the happenings here at thoughts and afterthoughts.


A Rewind Of:
January 2017



Think Aloud/Terrible Protagonist:

Why I’d Be A Terrible Protagonist: Reason #8 – Death by Accidents


Sad category is sad.

Memes (Top Ten Tuesday):

#134 – 2017 Debuts I’m Excited For
#135 – 2016 Releases I Didn’t Get To Read
#136 – Underrated Books That Deserve More Hype
#137 – Fictional Pets, Beasts, and Creatures
#138 – Visual Stories


[Awards/Tags]: 2017 Lunar New Year Book Tag
[Cover Reveal]: Dear Martin – Nic Stone

Other Feels:

Television (Not a full list of what I watch):

If you love to talk television, hit me up on Twitter and we can experience the feels together!

Shows I Am Perpetually Behind On: Arrow, The Flash, Agents of Shield, TVD, The Blacklist S3, Quantico S2, Luke Cage S1, Mr. Robot S2, Class S1

Black Mirror S2: I saw bits and pieces of the first episode. Still a great show I would recommend.

How To Get Away With Murder S3: I’m fine with [redacted]. WHO DUNNIT THOUGH? Hit me up with your theories!

Kim’s Convenience S1: Finally got to finish the first season! There’s more of an urge to visit this store now that I’m done re: I literally only work a few blocks away down the street…

Legion S1: Need to watch need to watch need to watch.

Powerless S1: A show about the everyday working individual in a world with superheroes? Premise-wise, it sounds so great. But no, it was terrible. Based on the pilot viewing.

Reign S4: I knew they announced a last season for this show BUT I ALSO DIDN’T KNOW IT HAD RETURNED ALREADY?! Alas, I am behind on the premiere.

Resident Advisors S1: I saw the pilot for this a long while back but never got around to finishing it. So I did. And it is legit the cast of Glee in a dorm setting.

Riverdale S1: I’m trash for every CW Network show (as I will always give it a try).

Suits S6: As much as I like Donna, so much of it feels forced now blergh. I do like the route they’re taking with mike though.

The 100 S3: I honestly don’t remember what happened at the end of this season. I enjoyed it…but I couldn’t tell you what happened.

The Bachelor S21: Top three: Vanessa, Raven, Rachel – STILL ALIVE AND KICKING.

The Magicians S2: I’ve only watched episode 1 of the new season but it was so great. This is such a hidden gem of a show, I swear.


Arrival: Will I write a review for this? I should. But if I don’t: I thought it was a good film overall. Not great, just good. The characters were a bit of a doozy since only the protagonist mattered.


(Maroon bolded names link to the track for easy peasy listening)


Dear Evan Hansen (Original Soundtrack): I am addicted. You should watch this performance with Ben Platt on Seth Myers.

Ed Sheeran – Shape of You (bvd kult remix): The original is addicting yes, but so many remixes have been released since then that are equally ear-wormy.

Martin Garrix (feat. Dua Lipa) – Scared to be Lonely: Martin. Garrix. Wheeeeee.


I would call this a successful blogging month. Ish.


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25 thoughts on “[Retrospective] – A Rewind Of: January 2017”

  1. I’ve given up on Agents of SHIELD. I feel a little sad about it, but in the end I just don’t care anymore. They are so inconsistent in their quality and then they get sooooo boring at times. I doubt I will ever catch up now *she says while wondering if she might just binge it all at the end of the season*
    I am already in LOVE with Riverdale though and made it my mission to get up to date with all the reboot comics now. There goes my money out the window!

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    1. I feel you with SHIELD. I don’t know. After the Inhuman bit, it started going downhill real fast (as it was already). I’d binge it…but only if I’m met with the promise of FitzSimmons legit canon >___>… otherwise, goodbyeeee.

      I’m a bit of a hit/miss with some of the content on Riverdale. Like, yeah it’s basically traditional “CW”-type show and though it gets some stuff right (as it relates to contemporary issues), some of the other [many] scenes just feel so out of place and forced. Acting isn’t terrible though…based on CW’s quality.

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  2. I do not see Blacklist on your list of TV shows…Should I be concerned? Especially since you need to catch up with the Blacklist Redemption show coming out soon? I saw the preview for it with the last BL episode we watched and I saw Agnes in it, so maybe there will be more of Liz and Tom.
    Oh, and I’m digging that Sheeran mix. I love that guy.

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    1. The review charts are also the most obscure rating method ever because there is no true consistency in how I rate hahaha.

      Arrival is good and definitely is steeped in meaning than what I initially thought it would be! Like a mix of E.T. and Interstellar…but takes place on space? (That’s probably a bad comparison, actually)

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  3. I was really looking forward to Powerless, but the pilot was so disappointing. I am going to give it another episode or two before I decide if I am giving it a pass, though.


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