A while back, I wrote a scathing review of the pilot episode of the CW’s “Reign.” Still, I continued watching in spite of those impressions (or perhaps because of them—you know I can’t resist a good train wreck). It seems that other critics who had similar first impressions have also warmed up to the show, if by “warmed up” you mean “come to embrace it as less of a costume drama and more of a typical CW teen soap in kind-of sort-of period dress, if faux fur and acetate were around back then.”
The CW’s Reign is awful, but not for the reasons you might think. Continue reading
Let’s begin with a visual representation of this book’s fandom right now: Continue reading
I have to admit I don’t quite dive into positive reviews with the same relish as I would snarky ones. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because really good books leave me satisfied when they’re finished, so I’m more likely to just sit in the warm glow of happy book feelings rather than be like: Continue reading
Yup, I’m back in the trenches again.
One might ask why I read the second book in the series when I wasn’t particularly impressed with the first. Well, my enjoyment of books isn’t entirely contingent upon their being objectively “good.” Sometimes, bad books amuse me in their badness. I guess it’s the same reason I keep watching Once Upon a Time.
No, this isn’t a post about Seungri, although if I were to talk about his latest mini-album, I could go on at length about its flawlessness. Go listen to it. Thank me later. Continue reading
3 stars seems to be my go-to rating for books that are dreadful from a writing perspective yet highly entertaining (of course, that entertainment is not always intentional). Divergent definitely delivered.
You’ve come a long way, baby.
When I first sat down to recap the MIOBI pilot, I’d have never imagined that three years later, I’d still be here recapping the series finale. OK, I did, because I clearly hate myself and possess this bizarre compulsion to deconstruct bad TV shows in excruciating detail, but here we are. The end of an era.
So does MIOBI end on an appropriately absurd, cheesy, and ridiculous note? Of course it does!
So let’s jump right in for the last time.
Apologies, my lovelies, for running a bit late on this one. I fear the drama was so heavy in this episode that the recap took a little more time than I thought. So let’s get started, shall we?
So last week was a dramafest of such catty awesomeness, it could almost be a Bravo reality show. In contrast, this week’s ep was a bunch of heartwarming crap. It also displayed several classic MIOBI elements which had thus far been absent from this season
and weren’t missed. But alas and alack, I suppose there is something comforting about time-honored absurdity.
So let’s jump right in, shall we?