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Rosanna Bowman Dillawar

BEWARE : Serial binger! Yes, I confess; I am obsessed with tv shows! I'm a huge fan of crime dramas and basically anything that's good! Oh, and I love food. Enough said. :)

Reviews

Scorpion

9
0

This is an entertaining show with lots of action, suspense and humour to keep viewers hooked and I can't wait to see what they come up with next (I binged on the entire first half of Season 1 in less than a day and I'm now in withdrawal)!

I admit it isn't the best show out there as some scenes are weak particularly when combined with the eccentricities but I feel like this show has alot to offer with the elevated crime/drama aspect and the crazy scientific mumbo-jumbo that us 'normals' don't get, but somehow that still makes it all the more intriguing!

I do find the social traits of some of the smarter characters disconcerting but I guess that's to be expected (it's not everyday that I come into contact with highly intellectual individuals with a series of anxieties). I think it's good that the show also focuses on their struggles to deal with fears and being different, and gives viewers an insight into what it might be like for people like them in reality.

13 Reasons Why

5
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It's after 3 a.m. and I am up listening to The Night We Met by Lord Hurton on replay (This is the song that Hannah and Clay danced to at the Winter Formal). I just finished the last episode of the show, and I really don't know how I feel; it's almost like I am numb from all the emotions. This is probably the first show that has moved me this much to the point where I am an emotional wreck with tears streaming down my face every time I think about Hannah's final moments.

This is such a beautifully-portrayed show with a unique point of view outlining the events which influenced Hannah's ultimate decision. There are so many themes covered in this show that hit home to so many people around the world. The points that hit me the hardest are some of the shocking revelations dotted throughout the series, and these are utterly heartbreaking. The actors who portrayed Hannah and Clay did an outstanding job demonstrating the gritty, raw emotion that drove the show to success.

This show is definitely one to watch; granted that you will probably be bawling your eyes out and feel broken at the end like I am, but it is truly worth it!

Finding Carter

5
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This show has its share of strengths and weaknesses, but overall I would say that it's an interesting show to watch. There are many underlying storylines that can be explored in the next season to relieve some suspense, e.g., who assaulted Bird... what is David's connection to Lori... what will happen to Max and Taylor... etc.

I'm not fond of Carter's erratic traits possibly because I cannot relate to her, but I feel like she needs to sort her issues out and make some definite decisions on what she wants! Alot of the actions of the characters and storylines are also questionable and unrealistic in my opinion so I hope that these will be improved in the second season.

The 100

5
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I'm not usually into gritty, post-apocalyptic shows but The 100 is definitely an exception! I enjoyed the first season and kept putting off watching the second season as I didn't know how they would elevate the show beyond the war between the 'Grounders' and the civilisation from space, but alas, I was pleasantly surprised when I finally got around to watching Season 2 and ended up binging on the entire season in a day!

The introduction of new foes and plot twists keep you hooked, and I admire the courage and strength of the characters e.g., Clarke and Octavia, who are willing to do some crazy things for the people they care about (we could learn a thing or two from this show)!

American Horror Story

5
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This is a great show, and definitely one of my favourites! It has a dash of everything - the gory horror - mystery and suspense - the supernatural - teen, adult and family drama - love triangles - rivalry, betrayal and a thirst for power - etc... I like that they mix it up each season to focus on different settings and scenarios, and still re-introduce some of our beloved actors in different roles, which also shows how talented and diverse those actors they are (I'm particularly fond of Jessica Lange and Evan Peters). I enjoyed all the seasons particularly 'Coven' and I have high hopes for 'Freak Show' and hope that it's even better than the previous seasons!

2 Broke Girls

5
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(24.07.14 - ★★★★☆)

This is one of my favourite comedy shows! It has a good cast and serves up lots of laughs with every episode, particularly from Kat Dennings (Max). Fingers crossed that the show continues to keep us thoroughly entertained!

(Updated)

I don't enjoy the show as much as I used to, and it's such a shame because I was hooked at the beginning! I think that the writing has gone downhill, particularly with the punchlines. In a way it feels like they are desperately scrambling to do different things with Max and Caroline to not make things drag out. I hope they can kick it back into gear next season!

The Arrangement

4
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Many of the storylines in the show are expected but also quite far-fetched. It's not everyday that an unknown actress magically lands a major acting job, lose a boyfriend, gain a new boyfriend and travel to Mexico - all in the span of one episode. It feels like some things were moving too fast, almost like they were thrown in to just impress viewers in the pilot. Also, I think that there are many missed opportunities to explore other storylines further such as the death of Kyle's ex-lover, as it feels like this was brushed over, and Nic and Annika's relationship (Who is Annika really, and what is her endgame?). I'm also not into the Institute of the Higher Mind controversy; it hasn't lived up to all the hype that everyone keeps mentioning in the show.

I think that the character Megan is quite strong and complex, and is a great lead alongside Josh Henderson's Kyle. I expected her to be more shy and less confident as she is thrust into the limelight, but alas, her character is a breath of fresh air. It's not the most gripping drama, but it still has some angles to keep viewers interested. I'm looking forward to the final few episodes of this season, and hope that Season 2 will be a lot better.

Killjoys

4
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Killjoys is a really interesting Syfy show with lots of added drama and comic relief! The main characters are a hoot (especially Dutch, who is pretty feisty and bad-ass), and there is so much more to the show than just Killjoys traipsing around planets looking for bad guys.

Arrow

4
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This is a great show with lots of action and a cryptic backstory along with love triangles and eye-candy to keep both male and female viewers happy!

Raven's Home

3
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Raven returning to Disney is the best thing ever! I loved 'That's So Raven' when I was younger, and was so excited when I found out about the spin-off! However, I was a little apprehensive that 'Raven's Home' wouldn't be as good as the original, and that I would be disappointed!

The first few episodes weren't that strong in my opinion, but as the show progressed, it was a lot better. Everything seems 'in sync' now, and the characters are really growing on me - dare I say my favourite is Levi! I love that they kept the wacky and dysfunctional approach that I loved so much about the original! The show isn't the best but by Disney standards, it's pretty good.

Raven's Home is definitely on to watch esp. if you grew up watching That's So Raven and enjoyed it as much as I did!