Category: REVIEWS

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.

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.

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!