Shows

Show Review: Sense8 – Season 2

sense8-589ef38bd9ec0It’s hard to believe that it has been two years since the first season of The Wachowski’s sense8 first debuted on Netflix. I took a day just to recover from the amazing finale of its second season which was released last Friday.

sense8 celebrates the weird and wonderful things about us as human beings – even if our main protagonists are (in the show’s mythos) another species. The second season is a vast improvement from the first and expands on the science behind the sensates while retaining their individual storylines at the same time.

Fair warning that this might be quite a long review but I just have so much I want to talk about with this amazing series. So a spoiler alert is obviously required from this point onwards.

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Show Review: 13 Reasons Why

13-reasons-why-soundtrack-cover There is one main reason why I didn’t post on Thursday apart from life itself. And it’s a small little show called 13 Reasons Why. The adaptation of the popular young adult book is raw, riveting and revealing. Ever since the trailer release, I was hyped. If you haven’t watched the show, watch it now. I guarantee this show will bring on major feels.

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Marvel, Shows

Why Iron Fist Should’ve Been Asian

iron-fist-danny-rand-defendersThe debut of Marvel’s final defender was received with mixed reviews and considered the weakest of the Marvel Netflix series. Some attribute this to the poor reception of Finn Jones’ performance as the titular character which warranted its own controversy when the casting was first announced.

Even though the comic book character (correct me if I’m completely wrong) was Caucasian, Iron Fist could have been the chance for an Asian superhero. Instead, the casting of Finn Jones caused controversy over white-washing and cultural representation that I want to put to the side in this post as there are so many articles about the topic already.

So what I want to talk about is how casting Danny Rand with an Asian actor would have added to his character and made him a more interesting protagonist that we could actually root for.

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Show Review: Iron Fist

Iron_Fist_S1_Title_CardIt’s been a week since Iron Fist was first released on Netflix and so, like countless others, I finally finished watching the last Defender’s debut season. It wasn’t a perfect series to say the least but to be quite honest, it wasn’t a complete let-down as critics made it out to be. Iron Fist had its moments but it’s no Jessica Jones (or Daredevil? I can’t be entirely sure about that one since I – confession time – haven’t seen the Daredevil series).

In short, Iron Fist has potential. It has some stand-out characters but it was dragged down by its story and lacklustre visuals.

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Five Things That Should Happen in Game of Thrones: Season Seven

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With the release of a cryptic and mysterious teaser, the world revisits the captivating story of Game of Thrones once more. Before more teasers and other bits of information (if we’re lucky) are revealed, let’s begin the speculation and hopes of what the penultimate season has to offer.

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