Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey – A Masterpiece Worth Every Minute

If you love learning about science and be fascinated by realistic, 3D animated images of space and the microscopic world, this is the show for you. It is on Netflix, and comes on ABC.

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Join astophysicist Nail deGrasse Tyson on a journey through history, space, and time. Answering questions about what came to be, how it came to be, and what may come in the future, through stories of humankind’s quest to answer scientific questions with no easy answers. Enter the unknown realm as you explore galaxies right on your couch, witness historical scientific breakthroughs, and gaze at the beauty that is the universe.

I was awed from the first five seconds into this movie-like show. The images are mesmerizing, detailed animations of epic stars, planets, galaxies, and the like, and the soundtrack is so like Seth MacFarlane–orchestrial music will send shivers down your spine. If I could give this a 6 out of 5 stars, I would, because a 5 out of 5 wouldn’t be enough. This is truly a masterpiece.

Moana Review – The Soundtrack Makes Me Want To Cry

In an ancient world, Moana is a princess next in line to lead her village on the island. She longs to travel across the ocean, explore what lies there beyond the horizon. However, her family forbids it in fear for her safety, initiated by a tragic event that banned all boats as well as people from going near the water. When a curse reaches Moana’s island, she sets out to find the only one responsible for her villagers’ demise: Demigod Maui.

Out of 5 stars, this is a 4 out of 5 for sure. Without giving out spoilers, Moana has a detailed, emotional script, as well as an astounding soundtrack that Disney is known for. The main reason this did not get a full 5 stars was that some things within the movie left holes in the back-story. I feel that a deeper explanation would have made the movie more memorable in general.

Coco Movie – An Unforgettable Story

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Miguel had a dream to become a musician. His family, however, banned music ever since his great, great grandmother started the trend after she was betrayed by her own husband. He focused on his music career more than his own family it seemed, and when he left her and their daughter, Coco, the mother got rid of all music in the house and raised their daughter on her own. Ever since, the family despised music–however, Miguel wasn’t going to give up his passion.

Out of 5 stars, this definitely deserves a full 5. Charming, funny, suspenseful–this movie was amazing. The people who created this movie worked hard to provide something as wonderful and eye-catching as this. You can tell that every detail was made with heart, and every word in the script was written with soul. Coco was made with pure passion. I highly recommend this incredible, cinematic experience!

The Golden Girls: A Classic That’s Worth Every Second

 

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A popular TV show that began in the mid-80’s, this sitcom of an older generation will make you laugh, even in moments where you’re supposed to cry. Witness the wisdom of Dorothy, a divorced and lonely substitute teacher, Blanch, a sexy woman living her own fantasy, Rose, a sweet yet firm country-girl, and don’t forget Sophia, where her shenanigans and sarcasm will make you roll on the floor screaming. One way or another, every colorful character is relatable, regardless of your age, in this unforgettable classic.

Out of 5 stars, this deserves a 4. It was a hard decision not to rate this a full 5. The only reason this did not receive a full 5 stars is that of the narrow-mindedness in the show, e.g. racism, sexism, fat-jokes (however, it is understandable as they have come from a different time, and the sensitive topics are often served as a life lesson).

Princess Jellyfish Review

 

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This anime was an accidental find–and I don’t regret it one bit.

Princess Jellyfish is about an 18-year-old girl named Tsukimi (sounds like zucchini), who lives in Tokyo, Japan, and has a strong interest in everything about jellyfish. Tsukimi became inspired by them due to her late mother, who showed her the tenticly creatures in an aquarium when Tsukimi was a little girl. Living in an all-female dorm, whom all share the quality of being “otakus”, or nerds, she eventually meets a cross-dresser, where his true gender is only known by Tsukimi.

Out of 5 stars, I’d give this a 4. Read below to find out why.

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Trolls Movie Review – Why I watched this movie over 3 times

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Yes, I know this is a kid’s movie. BUT–it is such a great movie that it just lifts my spirits every time I watched it. It’s colorful and silly, yet it has room to teach us about our basic human emotion–happiness.

The main plot is about a world where two creatures exist–small ones called trolls, who love to sing, dance, hug and just be happy, and big ones called bergens, who are relatively miserable creatures that don’t know how to be happy on their own. One day, bergens discovered that they can be happy by eating trolls. Thus, the bergens captured the trolls’ tree, where all the trolls lived, and once a year they held a festivity called trollstice to eat trolls. However, on one trollstice day, the trolls escape and the royal cook responsible for conducting the feast is banished from Bergen Town. Twenty years later, the trolls are rediscovered, and some get captured. It is up to Princess Poppy, the heir to the throne of Troll Village, and Branch, one troll who doesn’t want to be happy, to save their friends from the bergens.

Out of 5 stars, I give this movie a full 5. Read below to see why~

Gentle warning: there are some mild spoilers and hints, but I promise to be as vague as possible.

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The Big Bang Theory – Is It Worth Watching?

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From left to right: Bernadette Rostenkowski (Melissa Rauch), Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg), Raj Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar), Penny (Kaley Cuoco), Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki), and Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik)

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A hilarious sit-com of seven individuals in their 30’s, six being college-educated in some sort of science, this series is mainly about the lives of Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter, whom lived quite comfortably in their introverted, scientific lives at first, before an attractive waitress named Penny moves into the apartment across the hall from theirs. Along with the trio, friends of Sheldon and Leonard are introduced into the series, and all of their personalities intermingle and shift as they spend time together with their shared interests in what would be considered “nerdy” and “geeky”.

I give this a full 5 out of 5, and there are a few reasons why:

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Fairytail – Quite the adventure, but nothing too serious

I had some fun watching this one. In fact, I watched nearly 2 seasons of it–nearly.

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A traveling mage named Lucy Heartfilia meets Natsu Dragneel, a mage searching for his foster parent that happens to be a dragon named Igneel. By Natsu’s side is a talking cat named Happy. Not long after their meeting, Lucy is abducted by Bora of Prominence, who posed as Salamander of Fairy Tail. She was to be sold as a slave when Natsu rescues her and reveals that he is the real Salamander of Fairy Tail–possessing a form of Lost Magic called Dragon Slayer. Natsu offers Lucy membership to the well-known Fairy Tail guild, by which she accepts without a second thought. Within the guild, Lucy, Natsu, and Happy are partnered up with Erza Scarlet, one of the strongest members of Fairy Tail, and Gray Fullbuster, an Ice-Mage. Together, they venture out on missions, performing duties depending on what adventure they partake. 

Out of 5 stars, I would give this a 3. Here’s why below. Continue reading “Fairytail – Quite the adventure, but nothing too serious”

13 Reasons Why – A Review *SPOILERS*

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The main plot of the an-hour-per-episode show, 13 Reasons Why, is about a young girl named Hannah Baker, who tragically decided to end her life at the young age of 17. Clay Jenson, the main protagonist of the show, is given these audio tapes of Hannah telling her side of the story of 13 unfortunate events that lead up to her suicide. The tapes were given to him by a close friend named Tony Padilla, who was responsible for performing Hannah’s final wish, which was to pass on the tapes to the first person of the series of recordings, and to make sure the package was passed on from person to person, in the order of reason 1 to 13.

Seeing this title constantly being mentioned in online media made my curiosity peaked. I was in dire need to be into some sort of series, and, regarding the overwhelming sadness of the main plot, I dreaded to watch the story of the reasons why a young girl committing suicide unfold. Yet, I watched it all the way until the end.

Out of 5 stars, I’d give this a 3. Read more to find out why.

Warning: Please don’t read any further unless you’ve watched the entire series, or you don’t mind having the series spoiled for you.

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