Single Parents (2018-?)

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Single Parents (2018-?)

Network:

ABC

Creator:

Elizabeth Meriwether

J.J. Philbin

Starring:

Taran Killam

Leighton Meester

Kimrie Lewis

Brad Garrett

Jake Choi

Plot:

A group of single parents form their own support system as they raise their kids and struggle to start new relationships.

Review:

I laughed a few times during this pilot. Recently, during a pretty vile case of hand, foot, and mouth, I was basically a single parent for four days and it was horrible. I told my husband that I could not handle it and would leave our kids at a firehouse if I had to do it forever. (kidding clearly…or was I?). Single parents have it rough and seeing a group of them help each other out was smart and often times funny.

The problem I foresee with this show is, much like the movie Bad Moms, the issues they’re going to face are unrealistic and focus only on part of what it’s like to be a single parent. I get that it’s a comedy, but a show called Single Parents should be about the whole thing. There can be comedy in trials, you just have to work harder at the jokes.

The parents we’ve seen so far are all fairly stable financially is the issue I’m talking about. One of the biggest things about being a single parent, in the US, is the lack of another person helping financially. We live in a society that almost requires a dual income to survive, unless you are part of the top 5% earners.

Maybe future episodes will have more of this realism, but we’ll see. For now it was an amusing show to have on in the background and I’ll continue watching until it bugs me too much.

3/5

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Disney Toybox: Buzz Lightyear

I unboxed Buzz a while ago, but he and my other figures got a photo shoot so I thought I’d share my mad photo skills.

Buzz is an awesome figure, but be forewarned if you’re buying him as a toy his jetpack comes off VERY easily and you will lose it and the wings will break. They’re very thin and just begging for little fingers to bend and break them.

His coloring and expression are perfect for the toy. Lots of attitude and teeth, definitely confident in his Star Command position.

He has a lot of posable joints and is easy to stand up on his own. I do wish he had a visor, definitely missing that component. I did have a bit of trouble with one of the knee joints, the plastic was too stiff or something and when it finally bent a bit of plastic that was apparently stuck in the joint came out. Still having issues with that knee but since I’m not playing with it, it’s no big deal.

Buzz is a pretty great figure and I look forward to hopefully being able to complete the Toy Story line. It is one of the older lines so anyone looking to collect will want to snatch them up as they seem them, though, wait. I forgot, they’ve made a collection including Bullseye, so never mind lol. Unless, you want an individual figure. Dum dum dummmmmmmmmm

Superstore Seasons 1-3 (2015-?)

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Superstore Seasons 1-3 (2015-?)

Network:

NBC

Creator:

Justin Spitzer

Starring:

America Ferrera

Ben Feldman

Lauren Ash

Colton Dunn

Nico Santos

Mark McKinney

Nichole Bloom

Plot:

A look at the lives of employees at a big box store.

Review:

When this show first came out a few years back I had no desire to watch something based in a Big Box store. Just was not my cup of tea and did not sound appealing. However, recently, I found myself looking for something to fill the time before Fall TV and there it was waiting.

The first two seasons were highly amusing. I loved how capable but prone to the wrong reaction Amy, America Ferrera, was. I enjoyed how easy to mock Ben Feldman was. I love Dina, Lauren Ash. Garrett, Colton Dunn, messing with people was hilarious. The store manager was even played well by Mark McKinney and I usually dislike the religious character.

Then season three happened. When binge watching you notice things that you don’t necessarily notice watching a show like “normal.” The very heavy Office parallels started to really be evident to me and then they changed Amy to be significantly less competent and much heavier on the more negative side of her personality. It wasn’t as pleasant to watch, though I understand why they went that way. She’s recently divorced in not in a good place emotionally.

I’m hoping that season 4 is a return to normal, but considering she’s pregnant with her ex-husband’s child, who knows. It’s frustrating when a character I loves devolves.

3/5

Disney Toybox: Darth Vader

I briefly toyed with the idea of making my own unboxing video with this figure because it’s the first one I’ve bought since I started posting things. After thinking about it I was on the verge of actually filming my first public youtube video when I decided to do a quick search.

There is no way I could beat the video posted by Jay C from ToyNewsi.com

Maybe if I could come up with some kind of quirky personality that filmed well, or just wore a low cut shirt, but all of that sounds like too much work. So instead, enjoy the above video posted by Jay C.

Also, since for some reason I can’t just let myself post a link to someone else’s awesome video, I’m going to include some pics of my own figures below.

If after seeing my AMAZING pictures you feel the need to rush out and buy them you can click on the below links to Amazon. Keep in mind the price does fluctuate so pay attention.

Manifest (2018-)

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Manifest (2018-)

Network:

ABC

Creator:

Jeff Rake

Matthew Fernandez

Starring:

Melissa Roxburgh

Josh Dallas

Athena Karkanis

Plot:

After a turbulent, but routine flight, the passengers and crew discover the world has aged five years, yet no time has passed for them, and soon a deeper mystery unfolds.

Review:

The premise for this show is really interesting. I also enjoy Josh Dallas, so I decided to give this a try.

The first episode is basically the plot synopsis. It asked a lot of questions and didn’t answer anything. Everyone who was on that plane has had their lives turned upside down and they don’t know the full extent of it yet. Some of them seem to be hearing voices telling them to do things. Lives have moved on and relationships will never be the same.

It’s all interesting and dramatic, but can they deliver on all these questions? No idea. Right now it’s interesting enough to keep me watching, but I am concerned about the religious allusions. Lots of references to a Bible verse and the fact that they’re hearing voices has some wondering if it’s God. Not something I care to watch so I’m really hoping they don’t go that route. If it looks like they are I will be dropping it.

3/5