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).
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)
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:
In the photo: Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) (Source)
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.