DUCKTALES IS BACK!

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DisneyXD announced the return of the beloved show for August 12, in a one hour TV movie, and it is already renewed for a second season.

The opening will feature a modern version of the original song (Yes!!). I couldn’t imagine the show with another song.

The animation is very different from the classic and, to be honest, I prefer the classic. Nevertheless, this is one of my favorite animated shows, so I will definitely watch!

PS: I loved David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck!

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REVIEW: THE FLASH SEASON FINALE

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This season was my least favorite season.

They gave us another villain that is a speedster, but thankfully they’ve confirmed a non-speedster villain for next season. Also, there was too many good speedsters: Barry, Wally and Jesse. Jesse went away, but I think Wally should too. Maybe go to a university in another city or something.

Killer Frost wasn’t what I thought she would be. Why does she change to evil just because of her meta powers? They didn’t explained that. I didn’t like her outfit either, it looked like a cosplay.

About the finale, I think HR technology was too unrealistic. It felt like Deus ex Machina. Nevertheless, it was a good finale. I loved to see Jay Garrick again and Barry being trapped in the Speed Force was unexpected. I just hope they don’t keep him away for too long, because I can’t stand Wally.

In addition to that, I think they should have used the classic Savitar, from the comics, instead of a version of Barry in a weird suit.

REVIEW: JANE THE VIRGIN SEASON FINALE

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This season was uneven. After two great seasons, I think they were a little lost.

Some stories were good, others got us nowhere…

Here what I didn’t like:

-After a few episodes of Jane and Michael as a married couple, I felt the story was boring. Nevertheless, his death was one of the saddest deaths in TV and the character is certainly missed.

-The cousin storyline. I wanted her to go every time I’d see her. Plus, I think it got us nowhere.

-I’m done with Sin Rostro storyline. I liked when Michael was pursuing her. Now, with him gone, I think it is time for her to go too (it seems like she is, but we never know).

-Scott’s death was just random in the end.

-Fabian. I hated everything about that storyline. I think it was unnecessary for Jane to have a fling (that’s just my opinion), I would prefer if she had moved on with Adam. I didn’t like the way she treated him either, it felt a little out of character. The way she reacted when he said he was saving himself until someone serious, the way she used him…

The season finale did shake things a little. Now Luisa is the villain, apparently. I would say it was out of nowhere, but she was living with a villain for a long time. Besides, she is very unstable and always put Rose first. Let’s see how the story will unfold.

Ro and Xo got married and I hope they don’t break them up. They were in a on and off relationship for too long.

The narrator is someone who loves Xo. Who is he? We got many clues. Some theories point to Mateo, others to Abuelo Mateo and some point to Rogelio. Who do you think it is?

Jane met with her first love and, although I want her and Rafael to be together, I am looking forward for this new (old?) relationship (although I hope it lasts less than a season).

Rafael and Petra didn’t last a week and I think they should stop with that couple. They are great as friends. Petra is great as an independent and clever woman and she is not that when she is with him.

AN HONEST NASHVILLE CRITICISM

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I’ve talked about some frustrations with Nashville in a previous post. Nevertheless, I want to make a few more observations.

Last season, when they announced new showrunners, it was stated that a potential new season would have some changes, fixing some problems. After that, when CMT pick it up, they emphasized that the music would be the main storyline.

This never happened.

 

What was wrong with Nashville ABC:

-Political storylines:

Since the beggining, the Lamar storyline, then Teddy’s, about politics were the worst part of Nashville. In the end, they shut it down, with Teddy going to jail and Tendy going away.

-Maddie Conrad/Claybourne/Jaymes:

Maddie was a brat since season 1. The worst part was her emancipation storyline, which gave her even more screen time. Everything was just so wrong, the way she treated her boyfriend, the way she treated her father and mother, the way she sided with a completely crazy stranger. At least, in the end of season 4, they put an end in the whole thing.

-Too much soap:

This involves all the characters storylines.

In my opinion, I think the Juliette post-partum storyline could be better handled. I didn’t like the way her character lost all the growth. In the end of the season she redeemed herself though.

Crazy Layla was another problem. Sometimes she was good, sometimes she was a villain. They didn’t know what to do with her character, which was a shame, since I love her voice and her songs.

Gunnar and Scarlett were never in the same page. What I didn’t like in season 4 was the silly fights (like when they did an interview). In the end of the season, they decided to be together.

I think they fixed a lot of things by the end of season 4, maybe because they thought it was the end, but it gave the show the chance to start clean in another channel.

 

What is wrong with Nashville CMT:

-Rayna’s death:

I know it was the actress choice, but it sucks. Also, I didn’t like the way she died (the car crash). I think the stalker storyline was good and very real, so it would be ok for her to die because of it.

-Maddie again:

Maddie continued to be a brat and continued to have too much screen time.

-Daphne:

Now Daphne started to be a brat. I know her mother just died, but I don’t want to watch a show about two teenagers being difficult.

-Juliette doing nothing:

Juliette is recovering, ok. Then she started to make a gospel album, but we didn’t see the process at all. In fact, all we saw was her recording “On my way”. I wanted to see her writing, recording, having difficulties with the new genre… Moreover, she wasn’t in a lot of the episodes or had just a few scenes.

-Zack:

I wouldn’t mind him as just Rayna’s partner, but him and Will? Didn’t like at all. I loved Will with Kevin, and they didn’t give them a chance. Will’s confusion felt weird, after their season 4 finale.

-Gunnar and Scarlett:

I thought we were past this. Scarlett is unrecognizable to me. She has some issues, but, now, she is just unlikeable. She blamed Gunnar for all of their issues. Last season she realized she was in love with him and wanted to be with him. Then, suddenly, she feels numb about him? The worst was her relationship with Damien. Back at season 1, Scarlet was with Avery, but had a connection with Gunnar. We could clearly see how she had feelings for both. This time, though, it was all poorly written. We don’t see any feelings between them. Did she fell in love with him just because she thought his video was good and captured her inner self? Really? Even when they throw them down our throats, I didn’t feel any chemistry between them. Now, she is pregnant of him, but Gunnar wants to step in? Why?

-Reuse of previous storylines:

Crashes: Rayna was in a car crash in season 1 finale and almost died. Now, another car crash and her death. In addition, there was Juliette’s plane crash at the beginning of this season. Too many crashes.

Another baby/paternity storyline: This new Scarlett storyline is the worst. They just merged the Gunnar paternity storyline with Juliette pregnancy storyline. The first one was about a kid who Gunnar thought was his son, but end up being his brother. The second was Juliette’s unplanned pregnancy, and, like Scarlett, she didn’t know who the father was, but, fortunately, found out it was Avery’s.

Teenager brat: Like Maddie wasn’t enough, now Daphne is a brat.

-Lots of new character’s songs and fewer old characters songs: If you are paying attention, you saw that Clay and Hallie had a lot of songs in the first part of season 5, but Juliette and The Exes had ONE.

 

I will continue to watch the show, since I have hope it will get better, but I am a little disappointed with everything.

REVIEW: ONCE UPON A TIME MUSICAL

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Once Upon a Time finally did a musical episode and it was sweet! Fairy tales plus a wedding plus songs is just magical.

The plot was great for a musical. Snow wished ages ago for Emma to have a chance of a happy ending and the wish made everybody sing. When the Evil Queen found a way to win, everybody forgot they ever sang, but the music stayed inside Emma’s heart, until the day she needed.

The songs:

POWERFUL MAGIC (GINNIFER GOODWIN AND JOSH DALLAS):

This song could be in any princess story, the melody is very Disney and the lyrics are lovely. Both actors have beautiful voices. Loved the performance.

LOVE DOESN’T STAND A CHANCE (LANA PARRILLA):

I enjoyed the song, but didn’t love. Lana gave us an angry performance as the Evil Queen and it was great, because usually the bad guys sing happily about how evil they are, but the Queen was so irritated about all the singing.

REVENGE IS GONNA BE MINE (COLIN O’DONOGHUE):

I love this one, it reminded of “Gaston” (the scene, not the song). It was so entertaining! Snow kind of rolled her eyes when she realized they were going to sing the answer. The song was fun and Colin sang it beautifully.

WICKED ALWAYS WINS (REBECCA MADER):

Not as good as “Defying Gravity”, however it was a great song to show the envy and lonely side of the Wicked Witch. It captured the essence of the character.

EMMA’S THEME (JENNIFER MORRISON):

I don’t know if it was the song, the scene, or both, but I got goosebumps. It was so exciting when Emma started to sing and nullify the Black Fairy’s attacks!

A HAPPY BEGINNING (JENNIFER MORRISON, COLIN O’DONOGHUE AND OUAT CAST):

A perfect ending. The song started at the wedding, with the couple singing, and, then, all the cast joined. It felt like the end of a Disney movie, with everyone happy and singing. However, the Black Fairy’s curse arrived, so…

As always, I wanted more songs! Nevertheless, the episode was great and, if the Black Fairy were defeated in this episode, this could be the series finale for me. It would have been perfect. That said, I have mixed feelings about the show renewal… I think OUAT can tell many different stories, but I don’t see how this is going to work, if Jennifer Morrison is not coming back but Colin O’Donoghue is. I hope they don’t destroy their happy ending. I also think they have already told Regina’s and Rumple’s stories, so I would prefer new characters.

LIST: WHO IS THE BETTER PERSON ON HTGAWM?

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Some friends insisted for me to watch this show, so I finally did it. I’ve watched all 3 seasons in a week!

We all get so involved in the characters’ lives, that we root for them to succeed, but they do a lot of horrible things.

Who is the better person?

Let’s analyze!

PS: I am not putting Nate or Oliver, because they don’t know the whole picture (yet).

8) ANNALISE KEATING

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Remember when she said that she destroys everyone? She was right. She only makes messes. If the others had just call the police the night Sam died, they would see it was self-defense (the blood on Rebecca was proof that Sam was on top of her). and nothing would’ve happened.

She framed her own boyfriend! A nice guy! She destroyed his career.

She omitted that Rebecca was killed. Later, she decided to say that on Wes’ face, so he would shoot her. The poor boy had already killed someone and she thinks is ok to mess with his head like that. He could’ve killed her and this would destroy him.

She forced everyone to forge a false crime scene. They’ve put the blame on an innocent girl.

What about Bonnie? She has some kind of power over her. She says she is like a daughter, but constantly treats her like s*&%.

Connor didn’t want Oliver to get involved in any of this, but Annalise couldn’t help it. She uses every resources that she can find.

I would never trust this woman.

7) FRANK DELFINO

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The guy is a sociopath. And, yet, he isn’t the worst of them. He does the dirty work for all of them, but, as Bonnie said once, he is only doing as he is told. All these people ask are illegal stuff. Sam demanded him to kill, Annalise ordered him to frame a lot of innocent people etc. Annalise thinks she gave him a chance, after he got out of jail, but the truth is she didn’t. She has helped to create the monster. We can’t forget that he killed Wes’ supposed father, with no reason at all. That was the worst thing he did, in my opinion. He did it not because someone asked, not because he was protecting someone, just because.

6) BONNIE WINTERBOTTOM

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Poor Bonnie. She was so mistreated in life. That is why she is a mess. She thinks she owes Annalise and accepts every abuse from her. The problem is she lies a lot, like Annalise, tries to fix things the wrong ways, like Annalise. She lied to Asher about killing Sam, just because she didn’t want him to testify. She never thought about him.

However, I wouldn’t put her here if she hasn’t killed Rebecca. The girl, although annoying, was innocent and didn’t deserve to die. She was scared and didn’t know who to trust, and, then, she had a horrible death by asphyxiation. I think that’s enough for me.

5) LAUREL CASTILLO

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She used to be one of my favorites, but she is getting worse. Maybe she is becoming Annalise. She did everything that Annalise ordered. She told Frank about Wes’ secret (who he thought was his father), and that’s why the guy died. How come she never thought the blame was on her and her big mouth? What about poor Kan? She cheated on him and treat him badly.

She stole Michaela’s engagement ring and let her have the worst feelings that the police would find it and she would be arrested.

Let’s not forget that she asked Frank to get rid of Rebecca.

In addition to that, she treated Connor badly, even telling him to kill himself, just because he omitted that he tried to SAVE Wes. No one ever tells everything they’ve known. Her reaction wasn’t ok. She doesn’t deserve sympathy at this point. Moreover, even if she doesn’t know yet, Wes’ death was her father’s fault. Let’s see if she would think SHE is the one to blame, like she likes to do with the others.

4) ASHER MILLSTONE

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Asher was just a douche. Wait, no. He was a douche who covered up a gang rape. He started to get evidence for the DA because of that past act. However, when he learns (wrongly) that Bonnie has killed Sam and that she was a victim of child abuse, he decided not to testify, because he wanted to protect her. He knew this could go wrong for his father, but he did choose Bonnie over him. When his father killed himself, he lost it, and killed Sinclair. It wasn’t self-defense and she wasn’t his father’s murder. Then, he has helped to create the false crime scene.

In addition, he beat Connor repeatedly in the face for being insensitive, I think that is proof that he loses control easily and has violence issues.

Nevertheless, he became less annoying and tried to be a good person after all, even if he sometimes isn’t.

3) WES GIBBINS

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Wes was such a nice guy. He wanted to help his neighbor and even convinced Annalise to be her lawyer, because that was the right thing to do. However, he has changed. When he killed Sam, it was self-defense, but he manipulated everyone to get rid of the body and keep their mouths shut, because he wanted to protect Rebecca and himself. He did what Annalise said and omitted her involvement. When he became a little paranoid about everything and started to distrust Rebecca, that led to her being kept captive.

He shot Annalise because he was angry that she lied and, although I blame Annalise for that one, he did pull the trigger.

2) MICHAELA PRATT

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Michaela was annoying at first. She wanted to be the best and it didn’t feel like she was going to be friends with anyone. Now, people trusts her and she is a good friend. She sees that Annalise is not good, but believes she can protect them. She grew up a lot. The problem is that she started to freak out less and less. She got used to the horrible things that always happens. She yelled at Annalise some truths, but in the end she is in the game. That’s the only reason why I didn’t put her first. She finally believes that Annalise is doing everything to protect them, but Annalise is the reason they need protection in the first place.

1) CONNOR WALSH

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Connor is more messed up than Michaela. Sam’s murder broke him. Nevertheless, I find him the only normal person in this group. Being ok with all that happened (murder, cover up, framing, etc) is so wrong. He was never ok with not going to the police, he was never ok on doing something bad (he refused to help stage the crime scene), he didn’t want Oliver involved, and not because he was afraid to go to jail, just because he loves him. He wanted to go away from everything and start over, and that’s exactly what a normal person would want.

 

FREQUENCY CANCELED BY CW

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The news is not surprising. Unfortunately, the show’s ratings were never good, but I will miss it anyway.

What I liked about the show:

-The Nightingale case: I think it was especially interesting, since the audience needed to know about the killer because of Remy’s mother.

-The relationship between Remy and her father: I liked their interactions and both characters were likeable.

-The “messing with time”: I love shows that mess with time, that’s why I started to watch it in the first place. The fact the one small change, makes everything different is very cool.

What I didn’t like about the show:

-The main thing that I really hated was Remy’s boyfriend Daniel. I never felt like they were “meant to be”. Just the first episode wasn’t enough to care about them as a couple. Plus, I think he acted as a terrible person. He let her think he had broken up with his fiancée, but he was seeing both of them. For all that I saw in these episodes, he could do the same with Remy (cheating on her like he did with the fiancée). Totally hate him.

-The second thing is how Remy treated Kyle. Kyle was such a better option. Even when Remy was a jerk with him, he gave her another chance. He respected her fears of a relationship and that was much more than that Daniel guy ever did. And I think they didn’t give them a chance.

-Also, I think some episodes in the middle wasn’t very compelling, they felt like a filler.

In general, I really liked the show and, luckily, we got some closure. It wasn’t the ideal, because the killer was never caught (but I can live with that) and because Frank died anyway, although years later (I kept wishing for him to be alive in the end).

Are you going to miss Frequency?

EDIT: CW has released a short ending for the show. With that, we have the confirmation that they got the Nightingale killer and, in the end, Frank didn’t die in the car crash.