In Pixar's film Inside Out, the embodiments of the emotions Joy and Sadness pull their human host in two opposite directions until they come to learn that a person's emotional outlook on a given event can be complex enough to include both feelings. Something about that just seems prescient when considering Gilmore Girls season 4.
You know when you're watching traffic go by, and you marvel at how well everything is going? All the cars are following the rules and paths that have been predetermined for them on the way to their ultimate destination. You don't know where they're going, but it's as if for a few fleeting moments you're along for the ride with them. Then, you notice that one particular car seems to be having more trouble than the rest. It swerves, but seems to correct itself so you relax. Nope. At the last minute before it leaves your field of vision, it crashes into several other cars before coming to a grinding stop. It hurts to watch, but you can't look away the whole time. That's the equivalent of what Gilmore Girls season 3 is for me.
Let us discuss the singular season of television that I would take with me if I was to be stranded upon a deserted island: Gilmore Girls season 2.
I'm proud that I possessed the restraint to wait this long before reviewing the entertainment franchise that has influenced, shaped, and delighted me the most over the past seven years: Gilmore Girls.
"Tale as old as time. Song as old as rhyme. Beauty and the Beast."
Right on the heels of reviving her hit series Gilmore Girls for Netflix, Palladino is back with another series, this time for Amazon, that manages to live up to its wildly successful predecessor. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
To anyone who has ever been a Supernatural fan-hell, to anyone who has gone onto Tumblr for more than an hour-the name of creator Eric Kripke is well known. After serving as primary show-runner to the infamously long-running show in the first five seasons, he has since stepped back and pursued other creative endeavors. Today, I want to discuss his most recent and arguably most successful project since his last season of Supernatural. Timeless on NBC.
In my Hunger Games review, I mentioned that I, personally, do not hate love triangles if/when they are done correctly. The list of works that achieve this seemingly simple criteria may be slim, but it does exist, and there is one book series in particular that proves it beyond a shadow of a doubt. The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare.
Before the Oscars tonight, I wanted to write about the truly groundbreaking movie that I will be most pulling for. The first movie in a while that I didn't feel the desire to check my phone the entire time. No, it's not La La Land. Or even Moonlight. It's Hidden Figures.
When I initially started thinking about what I wanted this blog's first review to be, I decided that I wanted it to be something in pop culture that had resonance, but was fairly recent in readers' minds. Something that everyone was familiar with, so that they could focus on feeling out what the tone of this blog was going to be, but that I could-hopefully-give a fresh take on. Eventually, I knew exactly what this first review was going to be about. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins.