This past week I finished two shows that were the complete opposite of each other in terms of mood and storytelling. Both shows I enjoyed for what they provided but both were frustrating. They both got me thinking but I also realized that my appetite for television has such a huge range. I guess that’s good but it also opens me up to be more critical.
I want to start out with Famous in Love because it’s not as frustrating because my expectations for it isn’t as high. But still, it’s not a top-quality kind of show.
There will be spoilers here so proceed accordingly.
If you haven’t been online today, then you probably don’t know what this is.
Take a look at the video below.
Professor Robert Kelly was on a Skype interview with BBC talking about the relations between North and South Korea. He lives in South Korea and during the interview, his kids walk in and his wife furiously tries to get them out of the room.
Cool. Fine. Whatever.
I just watched this. I am in tears, Beautiful.
** This post will contain spoilers
I wanted to like this show. I really wanted it to be good. I like the idea of a woman pitching in the big leagues. I would love to see that in real life.
But this show did not make it seem plausible. It didn’t even make the effort to make such a potential historical event seem like something that could actually happen. Instead, no reality was suspended and it felt like some made for TV Disney Channel movie. There were some bits of reality to it but way too much fantasy to make this show worth watching.
The idea of a woman pitching in the big leagues isn’t something that I think will never happen. I would love to see it. But Fox (yeah, my employer) did not do a great job of portraying that reality. Instead they gave us a premise with little to no background and a reality I could not live with.
I didn’t even know this existed. Only in passing did I see an article on it saying it pays homage to so many movies from the 1980s. Naturally, I was intrigued. It was only when I was browsing my Netflix did I see it and read the plot of the story. Well, eight episodes, I can do that in a few days.
I did it all in one day.
Oh man was this good. It was a little bit of everything. I wanted to continue watching, seeing what craziness could come from it. I won’t spoil it, but the cool E.T. and Stephen King type drama in this film was perfect. Oh yes, you should watch it. Do it now! And I hear season two is guaranteed. YES!!!!
I got a GOFOBO to see the first episode (at least) of the new show Fuller House. As you know, this is a continuation of the original Full House. The entire original cast (minus the Olsen Twins) reprise their roles on the show. It’s a Netflix original and I was excited to check it out. I grew up watching the show and the nostalgia would be great.
As I got to the Grove, I would realize that it was actually the red carpet world premiere. There were media and a red carpet. The line was long so I had to quickly get in line. But still, it was awesome to see John Stamos walk by and then acknowledge us later.
PHOTOS I TOOK AT THE PREMIERE
I finally watched the first episode of 11.22.63. This as you know is based off the Stephen King book about preventing JFK’s assassination. It is my favorite book from King. I had dreamed of it being a movie but I knew with so much detail it would best be served as a series. Now it’s here on Hulu and I love it.
Of course as I am watching this I have to judge this and compare it to the book. So far, all the important details remain the same. There are some name changes and time changes but that doesn’t affect the story at all. Instead we get a real riveting adaptation of the book in visual form. What I like most about it is that because I already know the story, I can anticipate what happens next and still get excited to see how it unfolds.
It sucks that I have to wait until next week to watch but it will be worth it. I hope people like it. The book is good and I hope the show does it justice.