renewal

Renewal The concept of renewals has been on my mind a lot this winter break, since I’ve been spending all this free time catching up on “media” (see watching TV until the wee hours of the morning). All my favorite shows are from the past (I didn’t want to say cancelled because then it sounds like it…

Not the OG, but still good

Original The second generation of Skins is great, but I worry it’s only relevant because it is being compared relative to the other generations. I loved the third (this is sadly not a general consensus), but I struggle with going back and rewatching the show. Now, I’m stuck on season 2, so I’ve switched to…

It’s almost as if something’s come alive

The second season of Mr. Robot has lived up to all expectations, even surpassing them. I can’t remember some of the last season, but with twitter and IMDB, I’m catching up. The first episode of the season was filled with very ominous, just-perfectly vague quotes that could be the new tagline. Next episode comes out…

and together, we catch killers

Castle is one of those shows that you can pick up right where you left off, or even jump around and ditch watching in chronological order. It has an A+ cast, headlined by Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion, that welcomes newcomers warmly while containing a great dynamic. Even when relationships ensue (and ultimately fall apart), you…

adulthood breaking your bones

I’m rewatching Skins, starting from Generation 1, and it’s just as iconic as ever. It’s funny to see everyone at their youngest, and know where they’ll end up in just a few episodes. Of all the Redux episodes, I’ve seen Cassie’s the most times. To see her dealing with her eating disorder and love interest,…

a new hope!

Sometimes life is going well for a few days, but then Brexit happens or you remember about this year’s election, and you’re thrown off. Politics has gotten so polarizing that I have fallen behind on news coverage and just read a bunch of young adult novels instead. Or start a new show (True Blood). And whether you’re…

Success.

By now, you have most likely been acquainted with Casey Neistat, in some form or another. You’ve probably seen one of his viral videos, viewed one of his commercials, or met someone with a Beme. He’s not a hidden gem, the way he was just 2 years ago- in fact, he’s passed 3 million subscribers this…

oh wow lovely!

Over the years, my enthusiasm for TV has waxed and waned. When I was younger, I probably watched more television than I do now, but I was not as excited about programs as I am now. I’ve had phases of Psych, How I Met Your Mother, and Twin Peaks, and now I’m currently in Skins. I…

A Kingdom of BS

I just finished the first season of Mr. Robot, and I’m loving how it ended. In the last episode, Christian Slater’s character goes off on a rant about the “realness” of modern-day society, and he did it well. I found it refreshing for two reasons: he’s not complaining about the millennial generation, and he, himself,…

Red Haired-Classic

Happy 52nd birthday to Agent Dana Scully! I just started watching the X-Files this month, and I love it. It’s the perfect complement to Twin Peaks, and I feel more cultured as I watch more and more episodes. I’m trying out vintage looking collages, and I can’t say this looks authentic, but it’s a step…