Drama

Jane the Virgin Season 3 (2014-?)

Jane the Virgin Season 3 (2014-?)

Network:

CW

Creator:

Jennie Snyder Urman

Starring:

Gina Rodriguez

Andrea Navedo

Yael Grobglas

Plot:

A young, devout Catholic woman discovers that she was accidentally artificially inseminated.

Review:

So the end of last season left me desperate to find out what happened. I was so excited to finally see Jane and Michael together and then, oh my god. I think the last time I cried that much was when Buffy’s mom died in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Holy shit it destroyed me, Jane’s sobbing tore at my soul.

Honestly, I wasn’t sure if I was going to like the show anymore. I don’t think I was angry just concerned. I liked that they skipped ahead a few years, I don’t think I could have handled the grief and if they didn’t properly mourn long enough I would have been mad, because of the time skip we bypassed all that which was nice.

I enjoyed the second half of the season, maybe not as much as the first, but I still really liked it. However, I’m not sure what I feel about that ending. I think I would have preferred she got together with someone she’d never known before, I don’t know if I want a past love showing up. We’ll see what happens.

4/5

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Good Will Hunting (1997)

Good Will Hunting (1997)

Director:

Gus Van Sant

Starring:

Robin Williams

Matt Damon

Ben Affleck

Stellan Skarsgard

Plot:

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

Review:

My favorite part in this movie is when Matt Damon tells off the Harvard kid, it makes me feel like if I just applied myself I could be as smart as an Ivy League student. Then I don’t apply myself and instead spend my time reading fun books and watching TV and I guess I’ll never be able to tell off a douche bag that’s had more education than me.

Good Will Hunting is a movie about a genius, the level of Einstein, who’s had a troubled youth and has issues to overcome. Thankfully, Robin Williams is there to help him.

I miss knowing that Robin Williams is alive and well somewhere in the world.

Movie is good, definitely worth watching if you never have.

4/5

Foyle’s War (2002-2015)

Foyle's War

Foyle’s War (2002-2015)

Network:

ITV/PBS

Creator:

Anthony Horowitz

Starring:

Michael Kitchen

Honeysuckle Weeks

Anthony Howell

Plot:

As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war.

Review:

Wow was not expecting this, it was crazy good. Foyle’s War was recommended to me by Netflix after my parents visited and used my Netflix account. One day I thought, why not, next thing I knew I was spending a month and a half watching this show. It was hard to get anything else done because all I wanted to do was watch.

I loved the fact that Foyle, Michael Kitchen, didn’t let people use the war as their excuse for being bad. So many people would tell him there’s a war going on, what I did was for the greater good, and he would just look at them and give that dad look that says, ‘I’m so disappointed with you and that the ends doesn’t justify the means.’ Loved it.

Foyle had a moral compass that could not be corrupted.

The side characters were just as interesting. Sam, Honeysuckle Weeks, made it through the entire season and I liked to see the development. Milner, Anthony Howell, didn’t make it in the final few seasons and the last season he was in was kind of rough, but he was still a good character.

Honestly, that’s my only complaint with the show. The first five seasons are amazing, but the last few aren’t as good. Foyle is no longer a police detective or not really and Milner eventually gets a promotion but he changes when that happens. He seemed to really learn from Foyle, but then all of a sudden he’s just as bad as everyone else.

It didn’t make the show horrible or even bad, but it wasn’t as awesome as those first few seasons.

Highly recommend Foyle’s War.

5/5

Second Chance (2016-?)

Second Chance

Second Chance (2016-?)

Network:

Fox

Starring:

Robert Kazinsky

Adhir Kalyan

Dilshad Vadsaria

Tim DeKay

Plot:

A billionaire and a bioengineer bring a dead police officer back to life.

Review:

I actually thought I’d already written this review, but apparently not. I’ve seen all the episodes that have aired so far, and my current plan is to finish out the season. The show’s interesting and I like Tim DeKay from White Collar, but to be honest I’m hoping that more develops.

The premise is kind of cool, reminds me of Now and Again from back in the day, but I want more to happen. There is the whole corrupt FBI angle but I guess I want more than that.

Acting is fine, some of the relationships are more interesting that others. You could watch worse.

3/5