The Shannara Chronicles are beyond beautiful. Imagine if Hercules and Xena had a big budget and tended to stick more with their serious episodes and you get this beauty of a show. It speaks to the kid in me, while being heavy enough that it's really not intended for younger audiences. It is based off of Terry Brooks series The Sword of Shannara Trilogy, of which I am excited to read but well after I have consumed enough of the show that I can truly appreciate both versions of the series.
The Shadowhunters is a fluff of a show. I am a rarity in the fact that I really enjoyed the movie The Mortal Instruments. I want to read the books since the world seems so intriguing and magical. That being said the show is absolutely wonderful in the fact that it transports me to a new world that is at times preposterous and cliché but at least it's entertaining and pretty. Sometimes we need to not take things so seriously and just enjoy the small things.
From the one episode I saw of Mr. Robot I am haunted at it's ability to hit so close to home. This is the hero we need for our failing society. It's hard to watch because it beats optimism right out of you. You see good people making changes but it simply isn't enough. I am very intrigued to see where this goes. You know when I can allow myself to spin in that vortex of doom called melancholy and realism.
Trainwreck hit home a little too hard at times. Mostly with the "trying" part of things. The end made me cry for all the wrong reasons. It was funny but certainly not as much as others had lead me to believe. I can say that John Cena was fucking ridiculous in this from start to finish. A true gem of preposterousness.
Paper Towns was much better as a movie than as a book. The book made it hard to overlook the fact that it was a story that was basically all about rich white privilege. The movie wasn't good, but it was better for the quick entertaining points. This is definitely one of those books/movies that is entirely lost on me. Maybe fourteen year old girls whose parents are financially stable are their target audience. Turns out that's not me.
I rarely ever watch anything anymore so it was weird to just have a day full of just sitting back and watching everything be presented to me. For a break from the world it wasn't half bad. Now to get back to my lovely books!