Jane The Virgin (Review)

Creator; Jennie Snyder Urman
From 2014

Sorry for the lack of updates/movie reviews, been having an affair, cheating on movies with Tv-shows.
Started watching Jane The Virgin, got hooked, and so I started binge-watching the episodes that have been released. I am sorry, but reviews will be up shortly. Upcoming ones are;
Smurfs: The Lost Village
– not in that particular order per say, but they will be up as soon as possible. Also, on the 23rd am I attending the screening to American Made, so that review will pop up here as well.

As mentioned, I started watching Jane The Virgin, and honestly, I had zero expectations. I had caught some episodes here and there on tv when zapping through during a dull day, but since I never followed it from the very beginning, I didn’t become interested or felt the slight of desire to look it up, I just kept it in the background and left it at that.

Now, years later since the premiere, I decided to give it a try and I am thrilled that I have because I am smitten by the characters, script, and fantastic plot.
The writers have successfully hidden few grenades here and there that goes nuclear and explodes throughout the story, keeping you on the edge, gasping for air by the end of every episode with its great suspense and brilliant cliffhangers.

Jane The Virgin, the title alone says a lot, but there’s so much more to it. Jane, a Catholic woman who gave a promise to not only God but her grandmother that she would wait until marriage to have sexual relationships, discovers that she was accidentally artificially inseminated with the sperm from her boss that she had a crush on several years back.

The characters are lovable from the get go, there are ones you want to hate due to their actions, yet you cannot find it in you to despise them.
Also, you become completely smitten by the main star that is Jane played by the immense talent and beauty, Gina Rodriguez. Another blast is the actor who plays Jane’s father, he literally beside shining through every moment he’s on camera, has the best lines and plays the role so perfectly that I doubt any other actor would’ve pulled it off as great as he does. I’ve had to pause several times because I was laughing so hard to whatever he has said, done, or expression he’s delivered – a true joy.

A wonderful show that I strongly recommend, haven’t had this fun watching one in a long time, truly have enjoyed it and cannot wait to see where it’ll take me. 7/10

Real Rob (Review)

Director; Rob Schneider
Comedy / ”Reality”
30 minutes
Out on Netflix.

Not too shabby, I actually enjoyed it despite the negative reviews and comments I found online, maybe being a fan of his could be the main reason why I liked it, had a fun time watching it, I don’t know, but I found it to be entertaining enough to continue watching it and write about it.

It’s a semi reality show in a way, not like your typical reality show nor like your typical average tv show.
It has a thin line and balance between a comedy show like any other yet with a twist, giving you that small dash of reality at the same time due to the actors having their real names, and it revolves around the actor Rob Schneider’s real life living in Hollywood.

If you have bad humor like I tend to have and laugh at silly almost stupid lines, then this is for you. You’ll have very few laugh out loud moments, but it’ll be worth it. 5/10

The Odd Couple (Review)

Creator/s; Danny Jacobson, Joe Keenan & Matthew Perry
21 minutes – Comedy
3 seasons

Based on the tv-show with the same name from 1970’s written by Neil Simon and created by Garry Marshall, Perry and Lennon brings one of the classics back to life in the new CBS tv show, not only a modern version for newer generations but also something warm and funny with a lot of heart for everyone to enjoy.

Oscar Madison, played by the always charmingly great Matthew Perry, a sports journalist who opens the doors to his home to his college friend Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon) after being kicked out of his place by his wife. Two completely polar opposite personalities have to now share an apartment together, though their lifestyles are as different as black and white.

These two actors go way back, remember Joey’s hand twin in one of the episodes of FRIENDS? Well, that twin was played by Thomas Lennon. They later worked together in the comedy 17 Again and that friendship and chemistry radiates through each episode and scene today.
I cannot think of a better duo to play these characters better than these two, and I’ve fallen in love with their relationship and journey through each season.
I also find myself being able to relate to both characters, mostly Felix since I spend most my time during my days off cleaning, I can’t sleep if my kitchen is a mess, my closet is 99% of the time organized unless I’m traveling and I tend to leave a slight mess when packing.
I constantly think of hygiene, my health, and I love taking pictures. But I also have Oscar days, when I’m leaning toward the lazy side, don’t feel like picking something up, being a little grumpy, and as I am writing this am I working in my underwear. So it’s a little bit of both worlds and I love it. So in one way or another, everyone can relate to them and the show, making it a whole lot more entertaining to watch because you sometimes see yourself in it.

Thomas Lennon’s acting is phenomenal, and there isn’t a single scene with him in it that is dull. Everything from his mannerism, face expression, body language to when he speaks is brilliant and a joy to watch every single time.
He’s a little bit like Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory, you don’t want to like him but end up loving him to the core instead. I’ve grown so fondly of the show that I truly pray it’ll continue to several more seasons, filling my home with laughter caused by these two together.

Matthew Perry has never failed on bringing a smile to my face, from FRIENDS to The whole nine and ten yards, Fools rush in, 17 Again, and so many others. It always feels like his real persona burst through each one of his characters that he plays in some way. He seems genuine like an amazing person, and you dying to be part of his circle.

Another actor in the show who is a blast to watch, and who I personally think should have more scenes is ”Murph”, played by Geoff Stults. His character is hilarious, and I adore his over-the-top confident yet charming-slightly dumb personality. You can’t hate him. And I enjoy seeing Wendell Pierce in a more light-hearted character than the one he plays in Suits (another favorite show)

They’ve gathered a delightful ensemble of great people, compared to the original that mostly revolved around ”Oscar” and ”Felix. Personally, I feel there’s more soul in this newer version, and they have modernized it beautifully as well.

In overall, The Odd Couple is a soul-warming show that gives you that delightful fuzzy feeling spreading through your system. It’s light, it’s funny, and it will end up entering your heart whether you want it or not. Don’t fight it, and you’ll have a great show to fill your days off with. 5,5/10 

Kudos to the entire cast and crew, and keep on delivering these amazing episodes. Plus, I’ll probably never get enough of Lennon’s adorable persona, and Perry’s almost Caribbean colored eyes!
& shout out to Dave Foley, who we should see more of.

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (Review)

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Mini series
On Netflix!

My heart is shattered, all over the floor… what the fudge happened?
Gilmore Girls was one of my favorites when growing up, I remember it as if it were yesterday. I would waltz right through the door, dropping my bag filled with homework by the hall, and get comfortable while waiting for an episode to start.
It was my after-school routine, and nothing brought me that warm-fuzzy feeling on the inside as Gilmore Girls did. It was one of those shows that you maybe didn’t laugh out loud to through an entire episode, or maybe you did. The drama wasn’t over the top, no massive cliffhangers that left you on the edge, yet, it was entertaining and cozy. Gilmore Girls was cozy, and so, when I found out they were coming back, oh boy, it was one of the greatest news, and I couldn’t wait to feel that warm cozy feeling again… that is, until I watched an episode, and my brain went into hibernation for an hour and a half.

As the title, ”A year in the life,” the mini-series is split into four seasons.
In season 1 – Winter, we are once again being greeted with not only the charming town of Stars Hollow but also with our lovable characters that we remember so well.
We welcome back the Gilmore trio, Emily, Lorelai, and Rory. Sadly, one great character that was dearly missed was Rory’s grandfather Richard Gilmore. Played the late Edward Herrmann, who passed away in 2014.

Now, back to the shattering of my heart. Let’s start off with the show in general; it seemed like it was more of a play set on stage than anything else.
The way they moved around, acted, and talked was painful to watch. It also seemed as if they for some unknown reason had forgotten how to properly act.
The script was one of the dullest ones ever, the lines were just as dry as the Zahara dessert, and on each attempted jokes, I swear I heard crickets in the background.
The storyline was just as boring, I was strongly forcing myself to continue finishing it, thinking, and deeply praying that maybe by some miraculous reason, it would take speed, and become better… it didn’t.

I have no idea what happened, the idea was there, and I was thrilled that they were back, but this was not only a disappointment to all Gilmore Girls around the globe but also an insult to the Gilmore girls show back in the day. 2/10
If you, like myself were a fan of the show, I suggest you stay away from this and keep treasured the good old times of Gilmore Girls, and leave it at that.