Everything You Need to Know in 20 Minutes

As you all probably know, I identify as a geek, ten-fold what a nerd is. Outside of fangirling about my favorite fandoms, I love to learn new things. That’s were Netflix’s documentary series Explained comes it to play. This documenary series covers a variety of topics such as designer genes, music, astrology and the world water shortage in short 20 minute episodes. What I love most about this series is that they cover both sides of many of the issues that they cover.  The experts will say one thing, but at the same time they acknowledge where others are coming from at the same time. It’s actually pretty refreshing when individuals are able to see both sides of the issue they are discussing. The show is rated mature, but that is only because two of the episodes are on some pretty racey topics such as the female organism and monogamy. They’re completely education and take everything serious, but if you’re not mature enough to watch the episodes, I would suggest not watching them in public. I would suggest that anyone with a Netflix account watch this series, mainly because I want a second season. I would love to see what new topics they would get to cover if they had the opportunity.

Making a Dream Out of a Nightmare

For no reason what-so-ever, I completed the entirety of Kitchen Nightmares, the US version before you ask. I don’t know what it is, but Gordon Ramsay yelling at people makes me feel better. I’m sure that I would break down crying if he were to do that to me, but degrees of separation and what not. I just love the way he turns owners around. I just feel bad that some restaurants were closed down after he came to help either because of the owner’s stubbornness or bank came after them. I was also watching the show on Hulu, so when I went to the comments, there was one faithful person who would inform you if the restaurant was closed. I don’t know why I found it funny, but I was pleasantly surprised when I didn’t see their comments. I don’t think I would ever binge this show again; there’s just not anything else one can really get from it, especially since I’m not planning on opening my own restaurant someday. I just happy that I can say that I saw all of Kitchen Nightmares. I might actually check out a couple of Ramsay’s other shows and hope that I get the same pleasure out of it.

(not so) Family of Music

As a lover of Disney-Pixar, I am honestly horrified that it took me this long to get around to watching Coco. I just thank Netflix for having this movie on their streaming service. This movie was just so cute. I loved the inclusion of the Latinx culture (I want to say this movie takes place in Mexico since one of the songs in from the Mexican Institute of Sound, but I’m not sure). It was just very well integrated. Yes, the movie was kinda predictable, but I’m just saying that as someone who watched too many children’s movies while not being a child. I was still crying towards the end. All of the main characters are enjoyable and you just want to hug them…well most of them. The character development was substantially by not even just the main character. The music was beautiful and catchy. I will definitely watch this movie again when I have the itch for a Disney-Pixar night.

The Super Family is Back

Let me begin this post by saying that I have been waiting for this movie for fourteen years. I wasn’t very hype for it from the trailers, but the Incredibles 2 movie was exactly what I wanted. It fits in perfectly from the end of the last movie, and it was very seemless. The character’s hadn’t changed too much but there was still area’s of growth. I just absolutely loved Bob’s (the dad’s) internal conflict. It was so well done. Also, the villian made slightly more sense than the original did, but the justaposition was intriguing. I also got a very X-men vibe from the movie. If you replace “supers” with “mutants,” the message of the movies are very similar, but you just can’t hate a family superhero movie. If they were to make another movie, not saying they should, but I would like to see older Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack taking on a world that is more accepting of “supers” to see what new problems emerge in their society. I just personally think that that would be really interesting to see.

To Explain the Weird

When something weird happens, everyone needs a best fitting explanation to go along with it. It’s even better when it is in the form of a movie. This would be The Disaster Artist. This is the movie that explains how the movie The Room was made. I watched this directly after watching The Room, and feel that this is totally necessary to get the most enjoyment from the film. It goes through every single tiny detail that you have when watching the original movie. Why is that line of dialogue needed? What’s with all the football throwing? Everything is brought up that you wanted a reasonable answer for. It doesn’t answer the vaguest question of who is this guy, but do you really want the answer to that? I don’t.

The Best of Trash

Recently, after wanting to see this movie for a couple of years now, I finally got around to watching The Room, a now cult classic. This movie is kinda awful in the best ways possible. I was laughing through the entire thing, cringing through all of the sex scenes and waiting for there to be plot again. If you are a movie snob, just know that this is not for you. This is not a movie to be taken seriously. Would I watch this again? Most definitely. I now need to make an effort to watch this movie every so often. It’s going to be my new guilty pleasure, and there will be no shame from anyone. This might be one of my new favorite movies.

Canadian Police Force

A show that I watch kinda sporadically was Flashpoint. Well, good news. I have actually watched the entire show from start to finish, finally. It is an action packed thriller that is a combination of a S.W.A.T. team and Criminal Minds. I can’t say it’s like the show S.W.A.T., because I have not seen it yet. But this show was action and drama is intensive and nerve-wracking. There are times when you cannot tell that it will go well for the protagonists. This is a sit on the edge of your seat kind of cop show. Instead of having days to solve a crime like in other shows, in this one, they have a couple of hours, at most, to solve the issue. Sometimes, they don’t even get that. It is fast paced and enjoyable ride from start to finish.