Make Way for Prince Ali!

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Everybody knows Aladdin. In fact, growing up, one of my favourite Disney princesses is Jasmine. When I first saw the trailer, I thought that it might be a bad adaptation. But there’s a lot of grey area in “bad”, if you know what I mean. Thus, I did not have high expectations on this one.

I would just like to say a few things about Aladdin 2019. Hmm, where do I start?

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We’ve been Bandersnatched.

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I may have or have not finished Bandertsnatch as of this writing. I’ve already arrived at 4 endings, but my seek bar is still at the half part and hasn’t moved a bit! I’m so confused. Anyone has answers? Please help LOL. Also, I won’t focus on the plot and whatnot anymore, I’ll just share my thoughts about it.

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{TV Series Review} Odd Mom Out

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Odd Mom Out was created by Jill Kargman which was based on her book, Momzillas that was published in 2007. She was also the main character who goes by the name, Jill Weber. The first season with 10 episodes first aired in June of 2015. The whole series takes place in Upper East Side, New York City. Main characters include Andy Buckley, KK Glick, Sean Kleier, and Abby Elliot.

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{TV Series Review} The O.C.

 

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The O.C. was an American drama series created by Josh Schwartz (also created Gossip Girl). Originally aired in Fox network in 2003 and ended in 2007. The O.C. stands for Orange County in California where the setting of the series, Newport Beach, is located. The main characters were Ben McKenzie, Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, and Rachel Bilson.

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{Book Review} All the Bright Places

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Written by Jennifer Niven and published on January 6, 2015, All the Bright Places is surely Eleanor & Park meets The Fault in Our Stars. This young-adult fiction novel has its own twist, though. It may seem a little goody good and light for its cover and title, but what do they say, “Never judge a book by its cover” and by its title, as I say.

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{TV Series Review} How to Get Away with Murder


How to Get Away with Murder started airing on September 25, 2014, created by Peter Nowalk and produced by Shonda Rhimes. It is starring the award-winning Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee, Katie Findlay, Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry, Karla Souza, Charliie Weber, and Liza Weil. It is a story of five law students (Jack Falahee, Alfred Enoch, Aja Naomi King, Karla Souza, and Matt McGorry) taking Criminal Law 100, a.k.a. How to Get Away with Murder, under Viola Davis when they unintentionally murdered her husband, Tom Verica.

Synopsis: “Annalise Keating (Oscar-nominated,Tony-winning actress Viola Davis) is a brilliant, charismatic and seductive professor of defense law, who teaches a class called How to Get Away With Murder. Annalise, also a criminal defense attorney, selects a group of students — the best and the brightest — to assist with cases at her firm alongside her employees, the trustworthy and discreet Frank Delfino (Charlie Weber) and Bonnie Winterbottom (“Gilmore Girls” alum Liza Weil), an associate attorney. Mysteries arise that test everyone’s limits and reveal dark truths.” (Google)

It was the very first time I got interested in a crime and mystery kind of tv series, because I usually watch sit-coms. Htgawm caught my attention because I’m taking one of the best pre-law courses in our university, although, I have no plans of going to law school after undergrad. I gave it a shot, watched the pilot episode, and I was surprised that I was actually willing to wait for the next ones. It is very intriguing, from the title itself, but it is also as scary. It is the kind of scary that will make you watch it more. It may be a little complicated, but you will easily get the hang of the whole story. You will make assumptions, solutions & answers to what happened. You will feel like a lawyer, or a law student at least, every time. Every episode shows different cases that the Keating Five helps to solve and win. Each episode also shows clues as to how they will be able to get away with murder. The season finale, on the other hand, will have you confused in all the possible ways, you hope they air its second season already!

This show is highly recommended to pre-law and law students, crime and mystery fans, and anyone who’s in need to get away with murder. You will learn a lot from this, not only regarding the law, but also about relationships from the main characters.

Rating:
8.3/10 · IMDb
8/10 · TV.com

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{Book Review} Eleanor & Park

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“Eleanor and Park” is a young-adult fiction novel written by Rainbow Rowell in 2013. Set in the late 80’s in Omaha, Nebraska.

Synopsis: “Eleanor & Park is the first young adult novel written by Rainbow Rowell, published in 2013. The story follows dual narratives, Eleanor and Park, two misfits living in Omaha, Nebraska in 1986.” (Wikipedia)

It tells about a story of Eleanor, the new red-head kid on the block, and Park, the laid-back Asian guy. They met on a school bus on Eleanor’s first day of school. They got along if not so well through comic books and mix tapes. This may be a kind of forbidden love story, just like Romeo and Juliet’s.

The novel discusses a lot of issues such as domestic and child abuse, bullying, and fat-shaming. (Wikipedia) I think this is one-of-a-kind story that tells how love isn’t always the answer, and you just gotta do what’s best for the both of you. There will always be obstacles that would try to ruin your relationship, but those problems do not break your love for each other. You may have ended your relationship, but your love for each other is yet to be broken. I truly love this novel, maybe because Park tried to fight for Eleanor; they helped each other for so many times and for so many reasons. It has a very serious touch, having said the themes and issues it has discussed, not like the other young-adult fiction novels that only cared about happy endings and all those mushy stuff. Oh, and did I mention that E&P didn’t have a happy ending? Yeah, it didn’t, which I liked, because I like the feeling of longingness it left me after I finished it. I’ve always wanted to read something tragic in the end, and Rainbow Rowell gave it to me. I loved how open-ended its ending was, but still tragic. It was sort of a cliff-hanger, but I felt relieved after. At least, Eleanor will no longer suffer from his step father’s abuse. But it definitely broke her relationship with Park. (spoiler alert)

I recommend Eleanor and Park to everyone, especially if you like tragic endings like I do, and if you’re a fan of comic books and mix tapes. Also, if you like Korean guys like I do.

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