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.

THE MAGICIANS RENEWED FOR SEASON 3

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The Magicians is renewed for Season 3!! (Link: http://tvline.com/2017/04/12/the-magicians-renewed-season-3-syfy/)

This is great news! The Magicians is based on Lev Grossman’s books. I haven’t read the books (yet!), but, from what I read here and there, the TV show is a little different.

The TV show is about some students from Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy. Quentin is the main character, but the show doesn’t focus only on his story. Quentin loves a fantasy book series about a place called Fillory, which is very important for the situation the characters are living.

I have to say that the show has dark themes too and weird things happens all the time. I like how it is unpredictable and different from other shows with “magic theme”. I recommend it!

LIST: HURTFUL CANCELATIONS

I made a list of some hurtful cancelations. I didn’t put shows that had had a long and happy existence, but the ones which didn’t have a chance.

8) ALMOST HUMAN

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The pilot was great. It reminded me of “I, Robot”. It had a complex mystery, that, unfortunately, they didn’t developed. I think they focused too much on the procedure part and forgot to develop the actual story. It never went deep. I don’t know if a second season could fix everything, but the show wasted a good story and good actors.

7) THE TOMORROW PEOPLE

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I think TTP started great, the story and the characters were interesting and so were the ratings. Unfortunately, some things weren’t well executed and the show lost viewers. I think that a second season could’ve fixed what wasn’t functioning in the show, because it definitely had potential.

6) SMASH

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I saw that cancelation coming, but it hurt anyway. Smash’s first season wasn’t perfect, but was consistent. The competition to be the protagonist of the musical was the main plot, and the season finale, for me, was perfect. The second season, though, didn’t start very strong and it only got worse. The new Smash was too “Gossip Girl”, the storylines weren’t compelling either. I kept wishing for a new chance, but it never came. I miss the songs too, all the cast is very talented.

5) RAISING THE BAR

 

This show is one of the best legal dramas I’ve ever watched. The cases were touching and the focus was on the people and their cases, not on how to maneuver to win, like other legal shows do.

4) LIMITLESS

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Limitless was one of the new TV Shows that I was most enjoying. Although I wish it was less procedural, I loved the story and the characters. It was even better to see the protagonist of the movie there. I think it had so much potential and it was fun to watch.

 

3) AGENT CARTER

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I like Agent Carter more than Agents of SHIELD. It was clever, fun and a real delight. Peggy is a strong lead character and I liked the male characters too, especially Jarvis. I was upset when it ended (and with a cliffhanger!). I hated when Netflix didn’t want to pick it up.

 

2) CONSTANTINE

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I knew the cancelation would happen when they announced it on NBC on a Friday night. This was a perfect CW show. Constantine is a character different from from the others, an anti-hero. I admit that the season wasn’t great, but, like Supergirl, this could’ve been changed. I had hope that CW would pick it up.

 

1) JOHN DOE
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I think nobody remembers this show. It is from 2002. The show was about a guy who didn’t remember anything about him, but knew everything about whatever topic. It had a lot of mysteryes and it ended without telling any of them. And it ended with a horrible cliffhanger. I never recovered from this cancellation. The worst part? At that time, I didn’t know anything about cancellations, so I just waited for the show to comeback. And waited and waited, but it never did.

REVIEW: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES SERIES FINALE

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This last season wasn’t the best. I didn’t like the sirens very much and Damon was so annoying without his humanity! But, the last episode was very good! It was all about the good times.

They were fighting the first villain, Katharine Pierce, who was commanding hell after Cade died. It was about the journey of two brothers that, despite everything, loved each other. They brought back all the characters in a way or another, and even though most of them didn’t have any lines (like Jeremy), it was nice to see them.

So, Katharine wanted to bring hell on Mystic Falls, but Bonnie had a plan, a plan that needed a sacrifice. Damon and Stefan discussed about who “deserved” to be the sacrifice and, in the end, Stefan outsmarted Damon and died. Before that, he injected the cure on Damon, so he could live a normal life with Elena.

The last scenes showed Elena and Damon walking together and then meeting their loved ones, meaning they had lived happily together till they died and met their families. It was a nice scene.

What I didn’t like this season, including the last episode:

-Tyler went back just to die. What was that? So meaningless!

-Why was Bonnie deprived of happiness? Look at her story, she deserved to find happiness with Enzo. Everything always goes bad for Bonnie. That was unfair.

-Stefan deserved better. I say this considering the hole series. He was Elena’s love for a long time, but, when they’d put Elena and Damon together, it was all about how it was always Damon. He didn’t have to die in the end.

-Damon became too annoying. Never learning from his mistakes and I was tired of how the only thing that could make him act “good” was Elena.

Even though it wasn’t how I would like it to end, it was very consistent and I’m going to miss the show.

REVIEW: GRIMM SERIES FINALE

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The last two episodes were all about the Zerstörer. After learning that he had went trhough the mirror, the gang needs to find and kill him. Meanwhile, Adalind, Renard and the kids are hiding in the cabin from the first episode of Grimm – I liked how they wanted to make a reference about the beginning of the show, but I think the flashbacks weren’t necessary. I mean, there was so much to do with just two episodes left!
I have to admit that I was worry about Wu and Hank, because I couldn’t believe that after all these years they would kill one of the gang. I was furious!
Then, when the Zerstörer started to kill ALL characters, I thought that everything was going to be alright!
I loved how all the grimms fought together in the end. The final scenes were great too, Nick coming back through the mirror and finding everyone alive was very sweet. Then they jumped to the future and we see Kelly and Diana. This finale was so Grimm! It mirroes what the show was for all these 6 seasons.
What I thought was weird was how Diana simply started to like the Zerstörer. Why? Did I miss something? Then her parents died, because of him, and she has zero reaction!
I didn’t like Nick beating Trubel either. I understand that he wanted all of them back, but the scene made me uneasy and it wasn’t something a hero was supposed to do.
Oh, and I wanted to see the triplets, to know their gender and what kind of wesen they are. What a shame.
Would you watch a spin off with Kelly, Diana and the triplets? I would!