Why You Should Support The Bold Type (Because I Need A Second Season and So Do You)

I’ve talked about The Bold Type before, but this amazing show deserves a post of it’s own. Especially after that beautiful, emotional finale – the show just got better and better. Oh and because we still don’t know if we’ll get a second season* or not which is TERRIFYING so I need y’all to go and support this show that stole my heart (and will steal yours too!!!)

* Though maybe by the time this goes up it will have been renewed?? Not that that would make this post unnecessary – I still want to spread the love

Why YOU should also watch, love and support The Bold Type

💛 It’s about three best friends who work at the same magazine together (friendship!!)
💛 One of them is a black bisexual woman!
💛 Who falls in love with a lesbian Muslim!!

💛 Their relationship is the main ship on the show????

me screaming about Kadena

💛 Their relationship is build up slowly and beautifully and is healthy and just

💛 Don’t mind me crying over here okay

💛 The magazine the girls work at is a women’s magazine, but it doesn’t just talk about fashion, makeup, relationships etc. but is also very feminist

💛 The show itself is incredibly feminist and explores a lot of (other) important issues: immigration, sexuality, rape, breast cancer, misogynistic trolls on the internet  to name a few and it does so beautifully

💛 The female editor-in-chief is not a bitch!! Devil Wears Prada Who??* She’s kind, inspiring, ambitious and hardworking, supportive, and really, really cares about her staff. She’s an icon and I know I already said she’s inspiring, but she’s SUCH an inspiration I love her

💛 The friendship of the three girls is the heart of the show and while the girls all have their own stories, relationships with other characters, it always comes back to their love and support for each other. Of course they sometimes fight, but whoever is in the wrong always realises their mistake and apologises for it. They always have each other’s back and it’s just such a beautiful friendship. While Kat’s realising that she’s bi the other two never make a biphobic or homophobic comment and are just excited for her when the relationship seems to be going well

💛 Besides Kat (black bisexual) and Adena (lesbian Muslim) we also have Alex (black) who is such a sweetheart. He’s an amazing friend to both Jane and Sutton and really funny and he’s just?? I love him??

💛 While it covers important and heavy issues, at it’s heart it’s a feel-good show: it’s funny, inspiring, positive, fun, heartwarming. There’s such a good balance with the heavy topics

💛 It’s amazingly written, directed, filmed and acted. It’s such a powerful show, especially the finale was amazing. One of the final scenes gave me chills and I was a sobbing mess. Just writing about it now makes me cry again.

💛 No romanticisation of abusive relationships?? They’re all healthy??

💛 As a journalism student myself it was so much fun to watch a show about journalism – and so inspiring! I just wanted to write articles myself haha

💛 And so many more reasons that I can’t put into words?? Or have forgotten because I have a terrible memory and I didn’t take any notes** It’s just so beautiful and amazing and funny and inspiring and important??

* Don’t get me wrong I love The Devil Wears Prada but I’m SO TIRED of this trope
** I want to rewatch it so bad but there are so many other shows I need to watch ahhh

Did you watch or are you watching The Bold Type? Did I convince you to watch it? Do you have any recs that are similar to The Bold Type that can keep me satisfied while I wait for season 2? (Please please let there be a season 2) Let me know in the comments!

Why You Should Watch Disney Descendants

If you followed me back in 2015 or if you happened to stumble upon it, you may have seen my post on Disney Descendants. With the sequel FINALLY being out, my love/obsession has started again and I wanted to talk about why I love it so much and why YOU should give it a chance too.

If you’re not familiar with Descendants, it’s a movie franchise in which all the Disney Villains were sent to the Isle of the Lost, where they’re pretty much prisoners. Their kids never got a chance to prove that they’re different than their parents, and only did what they had to do to survive, thus resorting to villainous ways. The first movie follows Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos, the children of Maleficent, The Evil Queen, Jafar and Cruella de Vill, who are invited to come to Auradon (where all the heroes live) for a ‘second’ chance (I mean they never got a first chance either since they’re being punished for their parents’ actions). This is all set up by Ben, the son of Belle and Adam. The four kids have to attend Auradon prep, where they meet many more kids of the good Disney characters.

So it’s basically fan fiction, except it’s from Disney and Dove Cameron, who plays Mal, said they told her it’s canon. So it’s like The Cursed Child except no one accepts that as canon

Why I love it and why you should give it a chance

Because I said so

💛 DIVERSE CAST! Out of the four original villain kids, only Mal is white. While Jay being the son of Jafar makes sense for him to not be white (or they’d be whitewashing), they didn’t have to cast Sofia Carson, who is Columbian-American, and Cameron Boyce, who’s half black. The Evil Queen is played by a Lebanese-American actress (though I’m a bit disappointed that she isn’t Columbian like Sofia, most movies would’ve gone with a white actress) and Cruella de Vill is black. In the sequel Uma, the daughter of Ursula, plays a big role (and it’s pretty obvious that she’ll return for the third movie), and is played by China Anne McClain who is black. Besides the main characters there is diversity among the supporting and background characters as well. Like Lonnie, the daughter of Mulan (who plays a bigger role in the sequel and just shines) and Audrey, the daughter of Aurora and Philip, is half-Mexican.

💛 FRIENDSHIP! Friendship between girls, friendship between boys, friendship between girls and boys – ALL THE FRIENDSHIP. Mal and Evie love each other so much, they have each others backs and would do anything for each other. They just want what’s best for each other and are never mean to each other. Sure, I ship them romantically (especially after that sequel y’all that was so gay) but I absolutely appreciate and love their friendship.

Jay and Carlos also have a positive relationship (okay I ship them romantically too but I have a lot of ships in this franchise okay), just having fun, supporting each other, having each other’s backs, believe in each other etc.
The four kids are best friends and would risk everything for each other. In the second movie Carlos calls it out that Mal and Evie always leave them and have their ‘girl talk’ and instead they all talk to each other and just mdfsdbg friendship
And the boys are also just supporting and caring towards the girls too they’re just one big happy family guys it’s beautiful

💛 BOYS SHOWING EMOTION. There are multiple moments where Jay and Carlos are not afraid to show that they’re upset and hurt. It breaks my heart but it also my makes me really happy because so many little boys watching Disney Channel can see that there’s nothing wrong with showing emotion

LOOK AT MY SON PROTECT HIM

💛 FEMINISM. There are lots of amazing female characters in these movies, who take the spotlight, kick ass, are smart and talented, support each other, lead pirate crews etc. One of my favourite moments is when Mal tells Evie that she doesn’t have to play dumb to get a guy and that’s she’s so smart. There are so many great rolemodels and important messages for young girls watching these movies and it makes me so happy

💛 THE SOUNDTRACK IS SO GOOD. Look, I loved the first movie’s soundtrack, but the sequel’s??? It’s so good?? Oh did I mention yet this is a musical franchise (directed by the one and only Kenny Ortega from High School Musical but it’s better than HSM please don’t hurt me) because it is and the songs are SO GOOD. AND THE CHOREOGRAPHY. JUST EVERYTHING. Also the sequel has it’s own Gotta Go My Own Way except it’s better because it’s between two girls (not to get your hopes up, they don’t end up together. Not in this one anyway. We can remain hopeful)

💛 IT’S FUN!  I mean it takes place in one of my favourite universes, aka the Disney one. There are so many of my favourite characters, their children, references and everything. Also it’s a musical. Musicals are fun

💛 THE CHARACTERS DUH. Characters can make or break something for me, and I love all my children so much. The villain kids have been through so much, being abused by their parents and being prisoners for something they didn’t even do. They’re all broken but they’re still so pure?? Like they can keep saying ‘we’re rotten to the core’ but they ain’t fooling anyone.
Then there’s Ben who’s just a pure cinnamon roll who needs to protected at all costs and just does his best™, Lonnie aka the love of my life who’s just as kickass as her mom and I love how her arc in the sequel paralleled her mom’s story, Uma who has taken all these poor broken kids on the Isle under her wing and turned them into one awesome pirate crew and just wants her freedom and Harry Hook who’s so Extra™ I have no words I love him

Look at my Extra™ son

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And so many others! Like Doug who never assumes anything about his relationship with Evie and just supports her? He’s just a pure boy? Also they could’ve easily made him whine about the friendzone in the first movie and how nice guys never get the girl but they didn’t. Oh and Gil who’s not even trying to pretend to be a villain??

And obviously I love the original four villain kids too, but I feel like I talk about them enough in the other points and I don’t want to repeat myself

💛 HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS. Okay Audrey’s relationships aren’t exactly healthy, but they’re never written to be perceived that way or romanticised. The relationships that you’re supposed to be rooting for though? They are. Are they all straight? Um yeah it’s Disney Channel, and while a main character on Disney’s The Lodge came out and Andi Mack is definitely going there too, it still has a long way to go. Descendants 2 has been long in the works though, and by the time these two shows went there it was already finished, so maybe these shows paved the way for more LGBTQ+ rep in the third one? Fingers crossed (I mean with Space Between I really feel like Kenny Ortega wanted to go there and Harry Hook ain’t straight y’all)
ANWAY. The relationships we do have, are healthy, supporting, caring, they communicate, they don’t tear each other down… They’re good. There are also interracial relationships.

Also the cast is so sweet, funny, supportive of both each other and the fans and love all their characters’ ships, INCLUDING the same-sex ones unlike a certain other cast *cough Supergirl cough* Basically I love these movies and this cast to pieces and I want to spread the love so I hope I convinced some of you

Did you watch Descendants 2 yet? What do you think of it? Better than the first one? Who are your favourite characters and ships? Are you also listening to the soundtrack non-stop? Let me know in the comments!

We Need To Talk About The Supergirl Cast At Comic Con

I don’t know how many of you heard about this, but last weekend at San Diego Comic Con the majority of the Supergirl cast hurt a lot of LGBTQ+ fans. Before all of this happened I actually already wanted to write about why I had stopped watching Supergirl, but boy do I want to get my feelings off my chest now. I wanted to write down my thoughts earlier, but honestly I needed some time to let it all sink in.

This is going to be a pretty long post, and I’m sorry about that. I usually try to not make my posts this long, but I need to get this off my chest. If you only want to know about what happened last weekend, feel free to just skip to that point!

Let’s start with why I stopped watching Supergirl

I haven’t watched Supergirl in a while now. I wasn’t really enjoying it anymore, since I didn’t recognise the show I fell in love with. It was supposed to be a feminist show, but it felt like it had become the Mon-El show instead of Supergirl. While in season 1 we had plenty of feminist messages, about how girls weren’t allowed to be angry for exmample, where we had actual role models for young girls to look up to and we had a lot of moments between the Danvers sisters, which is all gone during season 2.

They barely gave Karolsen, an interracial relationship a chance before they already broke them up when they barely even dated. James Olsen, an interesting, main and black character, was reduced to the background. Do I love the fact that they made him a superhero? Sure, but there have been episodes where he was completely absent. Also he was pretty much replaced by a white guy (who’s also a slave owner and mysoginist!!). J’onn, another black man, was barely present as well, even though he too is supposed to be a main character and had plenty of screentime in season one.

The best thing that came out of season 2 (I swear that pun was unintended lmao) was Alex’ coming out story. It was handled beautifully and Sanvers is a loving, healthy, but also pretty much non-existent relationship. Sure, it’s canon, but they barely get any screentime. On top of that, while I like Maggie as a character, she was supposed to be latina while her actress is not? I’m still really confused about this though, as there were also people saying that this wasn’t confirmed and that she may be latina after all?

And then there was Mon-El, my biggest reason for giving up on this show. I’m not one to give up on shows that easily, especially when I love the characters which I really did. I hated that some of my favourites were barely getting any screentime, but I was hopeful that the showrunners would listen to the fans and give James and J’onn their screentime back, just like I was hoping they’d actually make the show about Kara again and that Sanvers would be treated like the straight ships.

But the moment Mon-El and Kara got together, I just couldn’t watch it anymore. I couldn’t see if they would listen to the (legit!) criticism, because Mon-El and his relationship with Kara is very triggering for me. I don’t want to hurt anyone who likes Mon-El and ships Karamel, but Mon-El reminds me of an abusive man in my life, who’s the biggest reason I have PTSD and anxiety. So yeah, I definitely couldn’t continue to watch Supergirl anymore, because Mon-El was already giving me anxiety and panic attacks before they got together, but in the episode Mr. & Mrs. Mxyzptlk, in which they got together, things got a lot worse.

Honestly, while at first it really upset me that I had to give up on watching one of my favourite shows, I’m now so so so glad. I’ve been keeping up with what’s happening with the show on Tumblr, and it’s only getting worse. I don’t recognise Kara anymore. They’re continuing to romanticise abuse (again, I’m sorry if you like Mon-El and Karamel, but as someone who has watched her mother in a romantic abusive relationship for years and has been mentally abused for years myself, I just can’t help but see similarities). They’re continuing to shit on their characters who belong to minorities. Season 1 of Supergirl wasn’t perfect, no show is, but ever since it moved to the CW it has become sexist, racist and while Alex’ coming out was beautiful, giving Sanvers barely any screentime and only subtly implying that they’re having sex when Karamel had sex after only been together for one episode (an episode in which they fought the majority of the time), sending away the new black female character and thus also destroying a beautiful relationship between two black characters… And oh boy can I go on.

I haven’t seen the trailer for the third season that was released at Comic Con and I don’t want to. But I’ve heard (from interviews and people who have watched the trailer) that apparently Kara is done being Kara (‘being Kara Danvers was a mistake’) because (SPOILER FOR SEASON 2 FINALE) she lost Mon-El (he’s not dead, he just can’t return to Earth but it’s been heavily implied that he’ll return next season anyway) and in Melissa Benoist’s own words it feels like her world has been destroyed. Which actually happened to Kara at 13 when her planet was destroyed but yeah losing your boyfriend of a few months is just like that. Such feminism! Much progressive! Oh and they’re writing Maggie off and have no intention of bringing on another ‘gay ship’ and they’ll probably keep on pushing Mon-El in favour of their POCs

What happened at Comic Con

So I wanted to (sort of briefly because I have a lot more feelings and I pretty muched tried to ban this show from my mind so I think I forgot lots of stuff as well but that may be for the best because what I remember tires me out already and this post is already getting super long) talk about why I had already stopped watching Supergirl first, because I don’t want people to think that I only stopped supporting this show because of what happened at Comic Con. I am disgusted at people who were completely fine with the way POCs were being treated during season 2 and are only now yelling that the show is cancelled. I had already  given up on the show, but I hadn’t given up on the cast.

I mean, the reason I had given up on the show before was because of the writing, something the cast isn’t responsible for. The way they acted at Comic Con though? I want to make clear that I’m not talking about the entire cast here. Melissa Benoist, Chris Wood, Mehcad Brooks, Jeremy Jordan, Katie McGrath, David Harewood and Odette Annable (she’s a new cast member) were present at Comic Con, and the latter three are not the ones I’m upset with and disappointed in.

So if you don’t know, during an MTV interview the cast was asked to do a musical recap of the past season. Jeremy Jordan, who plays Winn, took the lead. He sings that Kara makes a new friend, Lena, and then starts yelling that ‘they’re only friends’ and that’s all they’ll ever be. Melissa Benoist joins in and honestly her ‘they’re/we’re (can’t make out which one she says) only friends!!!’ sounded like she  was offended that people would think her character was anything but straight. The way these two were yelling was disgusting and hurtful. Look, all of us Supercorp shippers know that it’s very unlikely that Kara and Lena would actually get together. We’ve been around for a while. You don’t have to yell at us that hysterically and laugh. It felt like they were mocking Supercorp shippers, who mostly consist of young LGBTQ+ women, who find happiness and hope in Supercorp.

I never cared much for Jeremy Jordan. But Melissa? She was someone I looked up too and did not expect this stab in the back from. Mehcad Brooks (James) is also someone I really liked and looked up to. But he got up and danced to the song and laughed along. Just like Chris Wood. Katie, David and Odette laughed as well, but looked very uncomfortable. Also, later on Katie stands up for the fans and says that anyone can interpret the relationship between Kara and Lena the way they want (it goes deeper than that but I don’t remember her exact words and don’t want to watch the video again – please don’t hate on Katie though). During which Chris Wood interrupts her and says something about how sexuality is actually how others perceive you. Look, he said he was being sarcastic, but it was still a really weird and shity thing to say? And why did he have to interrupt Katie like that? What did you add to her well-meaning, thoughtful words?

Chris also sang a song about what a cool place Daxam is and that if you want some fun you should come and hang out. Sure Chris, if I want go somewhere with slavery and sexism, I’ll go there! Gosh such a cool place.

Look, maybe you don’t find this hurtful. But a lot of LGBTQ+ fans, including me, felt really really hurt. And I don’t think that should be ignored. I’m not the only one who felt like the majority of the cast mocked us and stabbed us in the back. It’s especially troublesome since a lot of young sapphic girls watch Supergirl and look up to this cast. Yet here they are, making fun of them. It’s one thing to politely explain that Supercorp will never happen, but to sing it and yell hysterically?

To make things worse, Melissa Benoist has been quiet about it. Even though lots of fans have reached out. One fan wrote a polite, professional email to Melissa’s publicist, explaining that many (young) LGBTQ+ fans have been hurt and that this isn’t just about a ship (just to be clear, for me it’s not about the ship either). She got the most ridiculous email back, saying that this was defamation, that Melissa couldn’t be homophobic because she was on Glee and my favourite (yes the Glee argument is not my favourite): ‘There are gross injustices globally of the LGBT community. This was not one of those occasions.’ So a girl who’s PART of the community tells you that Melissa and other cast members hurt said community, and you decide that this isn’t a ‘gross injustice’? I won’t be linking to any of this, because the girl may get sued and I don’t want to bring too much attention to her and her blog.

Jeremy Jordan knew he had done something mean right away as he said ‘I think I’m going to get destroyed for what I just did. I just debunked Supercorp’ (to which Melissa replied that it was brave???? No it isn’t?? It’s a shitty thing to do?) so I’m honestly not buying his ‘I’m a good ally I have gay friends and I too am a victim here’ bullshit apology. He has apologised twice (because the first one really wasn’t well received) and I’ve seen him interact with some fans on his Twitter, but I have trouble taking his apology seriously. His comment after the song implied that he knew exactly what he was doing, and the way he was acting was just… I have no words. He also basically said in his first apology that we’re wrong and that what he did wasn’t homophobic. Listen dude, you as a straight guy don’t get to tell LGBTQ+ fans what is and isn’t homophobic. And just because there are also LGBTQ+ fans who are telling you that they didn’t think it wasn’t offensive and that they aren’t hurt by it, doesn’t make it okay. Because a lot of us were (and still are) hurt.

Here’s the video:

Jeremy’s apologies:

 

Go to the comment section on this post for Mehcad’s reply:

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UPDATE: David Harewood spoke out and tweeted the following:

I’m seriously disappointed with David because I thought he had looked uncomfortable during the song (others thought so too) but I guess I was wrong because he thinks our reaction is wildly over the top. I mean, people are hurt here, I’ve read stories about young sapphic girls crying but yeah our reaction is over the top, thanks David. Also what kind of bullshit excuse is ‘we were exhausted’.  What’s next you were hungry and needed a Snickers? ‘Personally I was very upset about this reaction’ – can you all please stop playing the victim here??? Also I hate that he says ‘the shippers’, implying that this is just about the ship. It isn’t. It’s about mocking LBGTQ+ fans and making them feel horrible. It isn’t just Supercorp shippers, it’s people who don’t ship it and even people who don’t watch the show who were disgusted and hurt as well
I’m really, really tired and hurt, so if you disagree, please please remain polite. I will not engage in any fights. How do you guys feel about all of this? Any shows (besides The Fosters and Shadowhunters) with LGBTQ+ rep that do treat their fans right? Also if you’re feeling horrible about all of this and need to talk, always feel free to DM me on Twitter <3 

Please Support Power Rangers I Need a Sequel

Hi I’m Michelle and I’m obsessed with Power Rangers

First off I want to start with a disclaimer: I’m not that familiar with any of the original Power Rangers series. I know I watched it as a kid but I barely remember it. So I can’t compare it with the original, so maybe that helped with my enjoyment, I have no idea. But to be honest I don’t think it should be compared to the original. This is a new movie for a new generation and it’s a super important one.

So you may be thinking: Michelle Power Rangers is no longer in theatre why are you asking me to support it? Isn’t it too late? No it is not!! Because the DVD is out so you can support it that way! Also I’ve read that the merchandise is selling really well and that’s really improving the chances for a sequel as well. So you can definitely still support it and help get a sequel. But why should you want to do that?

Diverse superheroes!!!!!!

Only one of the Power Rangers is white, and he’s just a good egg?? He just wants to be there for his friends and protect them. Besides that only one of them is white, one of them is a lesbian and another one is autistic (and he actually says he’s on the spectrum at the start of the film!). They aren’t stereotypes either and the girls are just as kick-ass as the guys.
There’s so much diversity in this film and they’re superheroes. Just thinking of all the little kids watching people like them being kick-ass superheroes saving the world makes me want to cry

Developed characters

The characters are all very realistic, have layers and are also quite different from each other. They all had their own problems they had to deal with, even though they all kind of put up a facade, making them even more realistic to me. They didn’t feel flat to me which has happened to me before with superhero movies.

While Jason is the leader and thus got a bit more screentime, the others also got a lot of screentime where we got to see them at home with their families and other characters besides the Power Rangers, which meant we got to see a different side to them and understand them better.

Plus they’re such fun kids!!

Friendship!!

I’m a sucker for friendship and these kids?? Love each other so much?? They would die for each other. I love how much focus they put on the relationships between each other. Even though it’s a 2-hour film, they still show us these kids that barely knew each other at the start become closer and closer and excuse me while I sob especially at the relationship between Jason and Billy.

Girls supporting girls!!

There’s no heterosexual explanation for this Power Rangers

The relationship between Trini and Kimberly!! It’s so cute!! While I definitely ship them romantically (Kimberly x Jason who???), I just love their friendship as well. They support each other, have each others back etc. And no unnecessary girl hate!! There are some girls hating on Kimberly, but they actually have a good reason.

Romance who?

While there’s some hinting at a (sadly heterosexual) relationship, it’s very much in the background and doesn’t take over the movie at all. The friendship between all the Power Rangers is much more important than any romance (and if we do get a sequel I hope it stays that way)

It’s just a solid movie??

I don’t get the criticism and negativity? Sure, it’s not a masterpiece, the villain was a bit meh, but?? It’s just a fun movie? I was never bored and I loved the entire atmosphere of the film. A lot of people have compared it to The Breakfast Club which I have never seen *hides in shame* but it’s a fun twist on the superhero genre. While there is some drama of course and things aren’t always looking great for them, overall I did feel like it was a positive movie which I personally really like. Superhero movies should be fun too!! And um?? Positive representation?? In a fun movie?? Come on guys!

So basically give it a chance please. Obviously everyone has different tastes but I really feel like people are being a bit too harsh on this one.

If you’ve seen Power Rangers, what did you think? If it doesn’t get a sequel, any similar movies/tv shows you’d recommend I could watch while I cry? Let me know in the comments!

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Why You Should Watch One Day At A Time

As promised, here’s a post on One Day At A Time and why you should watch it (I’m actually quite impressed with myself how quickly I’m writing this post after saying that I would haha).

Because I love lists, here’s a list of reasons that will hopefully convince you to watch One Day At A Time:

  • It’s about a Cuban family
  • The mom has PTSD and it’s handled really well
  • Therapy and drugs are normalised
  • Also she’s a war veteran and she’s badass
  • She’s such a cutie pie they’re all cutie pies
  • The daughter is a huge feminist and stands up for so many important causes
  • Also!! She’s gay!!
  • Shows that you can be catholic and gay/support your granddaughter (seriously that scene is amazing)
  • The son has some ‘feminine’ traits but is never looked down on or anything like that for it
  • So!! Many!! Important!! Topics!! Are!! Covered!! (and it only has 13 episodes??)
  • It’s hilarous
  • But also really touching and important
  • Family dynamics!!
  • Talks about immigration and deportation
  • Talks about mansplaining and so many other topics that you barely ever see in mainstream media??
  • Doesn’t romanticise abuse!!
  • The only sort of white main character is basically there to teach the audience about racism and feminism and it’s fab
  • Also he is really willing to learn and immediately listens when he’s told he’s wrong (like when he comes in wearing a Fidel Castro shirt he immediately takes it off when they explain to him why he shouldn’t be wearing that)
  • Basically it’s a gift from the heavens and I could never do this show any justice just watch it and please support it (it’s already been renewed for a second season!! but still support it so we can get many many more)

Have you watched One Day At A Time? Did you like it? Let me know in the comments!

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TV Shows I’m Currently Watching | Part II

Last August I talked about tv shows I was watching and I thought I’d do a new post, because in the meantime I started some new shows (some of which are on hiatus right now sadly) that I want to share with you all and hopefully get you to watch them as well (well with an exception). Of course there are some shows from last post that I’m still watching (like Jane the Virgin and The Fosters, though the latter has just gone on hiatus and oh my god does anyone watch it because that finale??? ARE MY BABIES GOING TO BE OKAY. Okay I know they will because they always end up okay, but what if this time they don’t??) So here are some of the shows I’m currently watching!

BROOKLYN NINE NINE

On one hand I regret not watching this sooner, but on the other than I would have had less episodes to bingewatch. I don’t even know where to begin with this show. It’s just amazing? The cast is incredibly diverse and talented, it’s genuinely funny and never offensive (this statement better not come back to bite me in the ass but I highly doubt it because this show is just so pure??)   It’s pure, hilarious, lighthearted (though also tense at some points), iconic, important – just do yourself a favour and watch it

Hint: it’s Brooklyn Nine Nine. The people want Brooklyn Nine Nine

ANDI MACK

GUYS. GUYS THIS SHOW. I LOVE IT SO MUCH (I mean I love all of the shows on this list but I’m so shook). It’s a Disney Channel show and it’s?? So good?? It features an Asian-American family (including a biracial relationship), a black girl and a Jewish (rumoured to be gay???!!) boy. It’s really mature and genuinely funny. There have been two episodes out so far but it really looks like it’s going to be an important show. It already touched important topics in two episodes and look at that cast!!

THE FLASH 

In August I mentioned how I had watched three episodes of Supergirl which I liked, but also bored me a bit. Soon after I finished season 1 and loved it though. The crossover with The Flash really made me want to watch that show, so I did! Ironically I kind of dropped Supergirl, but I am still watching The Flash (I really, really don’t like the turn Supergirl took. It’s nothing like the first season and I hate Mon-el). The Flash isn’t perfect either, but I still enjoy it a lot and I love the characters. I do wish we could get more female characters though. I was thrilled when Jesse Quick joined the show, but it doesn’t look like she’s going to be around much. Oh and I love that Tom Felton is now on the show because! Draco Malfoy paralells and jokes! Also I’m still dead because of that proposal

POWERLESS

MORE PEOPLE NEED TO WATCH AND SUPPORT THIS SHOW IT’S SO CUTE AND FUN AND LIGHT. If you don’t know what Powerless it’s about, it takes place at Wayne Security and is about this group of coworkers who live in the DC universe and have to deal with the consequences of living with superheroes and villains. It’s really fun and unique and I love all the references. Also it has a great, diverse cast and talks about some important messages. Basically please watch it so it gets renewed okay?

DOCTOR WHO 

Okay so technically I’m not currently watching this as the new season hasn’t come out yet, but I don’t care I’m going to include it anyway, because I’ll be currently watching it soon. I’m so pumped for this season, which I haven’t been in a while. BILL POTTS EVERYONE. BILL. POTTS. LOOKS AMAZING AND FUN AND SHE IS THE FIRST GAY COMPANION AND SHE’S ALSO BLACK AND JUST??? FINALLY.

SHOWS THAT ARE ON HIATUS

  • TEEN WOLF: Again. Last time Teen Wolf was also on hiatus, but now I’m waiting for 6B instead of 6A. While I’m still really upset about the way they treated Arden Cho and I really missed Kira (plus there were so many times that Kira could’ve been necessary for the plot but?? ‘her story is over’??) , it was actually a really good season. AND MY OTP IS CANON FINALLY
  • ONE DAY AT A TIME: I won’t say too much about this show, as I’m planning on writing a separate post on it as it deserves that but please do yourself a favour and watch One Day At A Time it’s brilliant
  • VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER: This is such a fun show – it really reminds me of ATLA, which makes sense because I think I read that a lot of the ATLA writers are working on Voltron? I’d say bingewatch the entire two seasons but that cliffhanger… Wait until season 3 y’all (though that one will probably end with a horrible cliff as well lmao)
  • MIRACULOUS LADYBUG: Okay so… I started watching this and thought it was fun and cute and now I’m kind of obsessed?? I really need season 2 please thank you
  • YOUNG JUSTICE: Last time I couldn’t get through to season 2, I’m not sure why because I bingewatched it and I loved it?? I didn’t have any of the problems that I had last time, so maybe I was just not in the mood for it (or maybe it’s because I had some months to accept that some of my favourites were no longer mains). ANYWAY SEASON 3 GUYS AAAAH
  • THE REAL O’NEALS: I guess? I don’t know if it will be renewed and I’m not sure if I want it to be. While I recognised its flaws during season 1, the protagonist did blackface in season 2 and there was a horrible biphobic joke – and in both situations the show didn’t apologise for it. It’s such a shame because the show had so much potential but these two incidents really left a bad taste in my mouth

Are you watching any of these shows? What is your favourite show that you’re watching right now? Anything you’d recommend to me? Let me know in the comments!

Reacting To Negative Moana Reviews

Last night I finally saw Moana and as expected – I loved it. Thankfully it lived up to my expectations (though I expected Pua to play a bigger part but I’ll get over that once I get a Pua plush no worries), yet of course not everyone liked it. That is to be expected. There are people out there who – GASP – dislike Harry Potter

Anyway, somehow I stumbled upon some reviews, and not all of them were positive. I accept that some people might have found it boring, but I just had to write a reaction post to some of these.

There are NO spoilers for Moana. And please don’t take this post TOO seriously.

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I saw the complaint of the ‘Disney formula’ quite a lot and I’m just here like: well what did you expect mate? You went to see a Disney film, of course it’s going to be ‘typical Disney’.

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Gosh gals, can you imagine what it would be like to be portrayed wrongly?? In all seriousness I wonder where they’re getting the idea that male characters are often portrayed this way, as they say that they’re ‘tired of seeing it’. Um sweetheart, there are a lot of brave male characters? If you mean in Disney: well hello Captain Shang, for example.

But of course the icing of the cake is ‘having sons, it would be nice to see a movie where a young man is the hero’. Those poor boys. Having no male heroes to look up to. Only about 99% of all the heroes. It should be 100%.

Dear reviewer, if you’re looking for a movie with a young man as the hero, might I suggest pretty much any other movie out there?

‘Too many of Disney’s childrens movies feature a heroine with weak male characters around her’ how is Maui weak did we even watch the same film

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This reviewer should definitely not watch Les Mis if they couldn’t handle Moana

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”I hated this movie lets blame Crooked Hillary”

I mean the start of this review tells you enough you need to know about this person but… I don’t even know where to start?

‘Leading women in every single darn gosh movies’

Please introduce me to all these female-led films that I’ve apparently missed out on

The next one is my favourite though

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Moana is turning our daughters into ‘harry’ lonely cat people with no children of their own guys. THE HORROR. Assuming she means ‘hairy’ instead of ‘harry’ I wonder how Moana is going to make  little girls hairy. Are they going to grow more hair everywhere due to seeing this movie? Are they going to refuse to shave their armpits and legs because of it? I am intrigued.

Also dear reviewer, she can watch any other Disney Princess movie (except Brave, I suppose that one will turn little girls into hairy lonely cat people too – also how can a cat person be lonely. THEY HAVE CATS. THEY’RE LIVING THE DREAM)

I’m not going to bother with the other negative reviews. Because while I’m trying to make light of them, they’re also really bumming me out. I mean… you don’t want your daughter to know it’s okay to not have a man? That she can be happy and succesful without one? (also I didn’t even screenshot one that questioned the films logic: ‘HOW CAN A GIRL BECOME CHIEF DOES THE ISLAND HAVE GENDER EQUALITY WHY DO THEY NOT EXPLAIN THIS’ because gender equality should be the norm and not be questioned sweetie)

Have you seen Moana yet? FANGIRL WITH ME IN THE COMMENTS! Unless you didn’t like it, that’s cool too. And if you haven’t seen it yet: WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR 

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