May 25, 2018

TV Recaps 2018 Part 3 - #AgentsofSHIELD #Flash #Krypton #Siren

I'll have to add Supergirl to my Summer TV Recap blog along with The 100 and probably Legion. I still haven't started it, I want to binge it. Maybe this weekend. :-)

Here we are #3!!

I'm going to keep the same format: Favorite Character(s), Favorite/Standout Moment, and thoughts for next season (if there is one).

Once Upon A Time
Emma & Regina (prior to the last season)
I really tried to watch this season with grown-up Henry and Fake Hook, just couldn't get into it. I did come back for the last episode and was happy to see the original cast. And funnily enough, my favorite part was the little red ball thingy on the end of Hook's hook so he wouldn't hurt the baby. I thought the end of the previous season was great, they should have tied it up then.

Agents of SHIELD
Coulson, always.
This cast is one of my favorite ensembles on TV, I'm so glad they're getting another season, even if it is short. I'm going to rewatch this season soon, I love all the timey wimey stuff. It's hard to pick any one moment from this season because there were many and it was such a great ending, but I think the future Fitz reveal was my favorite.

The Flash
Barry, Joe & DeVoe
I'm going to miss the actor who played DeVoe, he was fantastic. I honestly hate saying this but I thought the finale was a little flat. I think I rolled my eyes twice, which isn't something that I normally do. I'm all about suspending disbelief to watch my comic book or superhero shows. I'm more excited to see the new version of Harrison Wells than anything else. He's a gem.

Krypton
Seg-El, Lyta-Zod, Nyssa-Vex
I wasn't going to watch this show. I mean, we already know Krypton bites the big one and if you've watched any of the animated series or movies, you know what happened to Kandor. My BFF told me to watch it after watching the pilot. I was like, really? For real? I mean Syfy is hit or miss for me. They have a few shows I've loved (Defiance, Killjoys, Lost Girl) but more misses, so I wasn't expecting to like this show. Boy was I wrong. The world building is fantastic, Religion, Military, and Class are all explored. Throw in a little time travel and bam, we've got an Earth 2 style story that you probably couldn't predict even if you tried. I'm ready for season 2 already!



Siren
Ben & Maddie
This is another show I didn't intend on watching. I was bored one weekend and two episodes were On Demand. I figured, why not. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't a Mermaid Romance story, which is kinda what I was expecting. They broke every trope I had in my head by having the main character already involved with someone. The mermaid is not like Ariel, at all, and I like how they blended the Siren & Mermaid myths to create a newish take on the mystical beings. This one is also getting a season 2. Yay!!

Did you watch any of these? What are your faves?


May 18, 2018

TV Recaps 2018 Part 2 #Lucifer #Arrow #SWAT

Blog #2 is here! We had a few more finales this week. Did your favorite show get canceled? I'm a little bummed about Lucifer, but not surprised. Procedural Cop shows are a time a dozen, so I'm sure another stupid cop show will take it's place.

For this Recap I'm doing Favorite Character(s), Favorite/Standout Moment, and thoughts for the next season (if there is one).

Would love to hear what you think!

Possible spoilers. You've been warned.

Lucifer
Lucifer & Maze
I love pretty much every scene Maze is in and I love her interactions with Linda. I didn't really buy her reasoning for being SO mad at her and Amenadiel, but other than that this was my favorite season. And of course, it's canceled. I think the biggest problem was the lack of chemistry between Lucifer and Chole. I just didn't feel like they were a good match as characters at all. I would have preferred the actress playing Linda to be Chole, I think that may have helped.

Supernatural
Dean
I wasn't a big fan of the Jack storyline at first, but I love what they did with his character and I hope he sticks around next season. I pretty much hated everything on Apocalypse world after Kevin bit the big one, but it was great seeing all our old favorites come back again. Gabriel is a great character. I love him!
I'm super excited to see a different character inside of the Dean meatsuit. That will be fun to watch next season.

Arrow
Oliver & Quinten (RIP)
Diaz is an OK bad guy. I didn't really think his reasonings were all that great and he seemed a little cray-cray without really explaining why. I get he was tortured as a kid, still does not make a convincing bad guy without a little more depth. I'm also kinda pissed they didn't get rid of him yet. Meh.
Oliver being in jail should be fun. Prison Fight!

SWAT
Hondo & Deacon
Yes, yes, I know it's technically a procedural cop show, but not really. It's not the same type of case every week, it's different, and I love the messaging and hope and community it conveys to the audience.

Big Bang Theory
Sheldon & Amy
The wedding was cute. It was a good, fun season. I'm glad they keep Stuart around, he's hilarious.

I'll probably do one more for this month and then a Summer TV Blog later on this year. Stay tuned! xo


May 9, 2018

TV Recaps 2018 Part 1 #ThisIsUs #Scandal #Suits and more!

Another TV Season is coming to a close, well, the Fall/Spring season anyway. Summer TV is still going strong!

I figure I should start now because some have been off for a couple of months already if you can believe it. O.o

I think I'll do a Favorite Character(s), Favorite/Standout Moment, and thoughts for the next season (if there is one)

Possible spoilers. Fair warning!

This is Us
Beth & Randall
The flash forward and the reunion with Deja.
Now that we all know how Jack died, we can see more of how he lived.

X-Files
Skinner - mostly because I never know which side he's really on.
The mostly silent episode with the crazy Maximum Overdrive electronics and AIs.
If Skully isn't back for the next season, I probably won't be watching.

Will & Grace
Jack - always Jack.
I really thought they were going to put Jack and Will together. Personally, I think it makes the most sense, they actually put up with each other and have each other's backs all the time. *shrug*
I'll always watch this show, it's hilarious and relevant.

Legends of Tomorrow
It's hard for me to pick one because the team really is one in my eyes, but I guess I'll have to say Amaya was my fave this season.
I loved the moment where Damien went all noble and saved his daughter.
This show is so much fun, I'm excited to see a more magical season with Constantine on the show now.

The Walking Dead
Carol will always be my favorite.
This season for me was better than the last but I wish they'd edit the episodes better and show us more characters per episode rather than focusing on one.
I'm hoping the end next season because I'm a little tired of this show now. (Sorry!)

Scorpion
Ralph and Sylvester
I hate lazy conflict writing. I hate when the conflict is so dumb it can be fixed with two actual verbal sentences. I understand why it's needed, without tension most stuff is boring, but I could have come up with fourteen different things to cause conflict between Paige and Walter without throwing Florence into the mix. Lazy!
This is one of those shows where I fast forward sometimes when it gets annoying.

Black Lightning
Annisa
I'm not tired of the superhero shows yet and think Black Lightning was a great addition to the lineup. I love that it revolves around an imperfect family. I love how timely it is, too, with social issues.
I hope they keep the 16 episode per season, keeps the writing tighter and pace faster.

Scandal
Huck
It wasn't much of a Huck season for the final season, but Huck got his Olivia back, so as long as he's happy, I'm okay with the ending. I honestly wasn't sure how they were going to get the White Hat back on Olivia's head, but I think they did a good job overall, given how dark it got there for a while. No new season here. I'll miss you, Scandal.

Suits
Mike & Harvey
Which is no longer a thing now. :-( I'm heartbroken to hear that Patrick Adams isn't coming back next season, he really is the heart and soul of that show. As much as I love Donna and Lewis, the banter and the cases that Mike & Harvey had constantly kept me engaged. I don't like the new additions to the cast yet, but I will probably give them the benefit of the doubt and check it out. At the very least to see if Donna and Harvey get together.

So, what was your favorite season/series finale so far?


April 12, 2018

#NewRelease + #Giveaway + #EbookSale!!

Lots of goodies for you today. I have a New Release!

Jax Starlight is here...

When the Exodus ships left earth, we all thought we had a chance at starting over, finding a new world to build a colony. Only that didn't happen. We crashed on an inhabited planet and woke up to a nightmare we can't escape. There's something different about this world. It's changing me. I'm stronger, faster, and...

I know what some would say, but they've got it all wrong. No one in their right mind would want this power and the responsibility that comes with it. Definitely not me. I'm not a superhero. I'm just Jax, freak extraordinaire, and this is my story. #YA #Superhero #Novella


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March 23, 2018

Cover Reveal - Jax Starlight #YA #Superhero #SciFi

My next release is an Origin Story Novella for my Young Adult Superhero character Jax Starlight. I think of it as a reverse Superman type of story. She's human and crashes on an alien world and gets superpowers!!

Check out the cover and blurb!! What do you think?



When the Exodus ships left Earth, we all thought we had a chance at starting over, finding a new world to build a colony. Only that didn’t happen. We crashed on an inhabited planet and woke up to a nightmare we can’t escape. There’s something different about this world. It’s changing me. I’m stronger, faster, and…

I know what some would say, but they’ve got it all wrong. No one in their right mind would want this power and the responsibility that comes with it. Definitely not me. I’m not a superhero. I’m just Jax, freak extraordinaire, and this is my story.