Oct 13

The Walking Dead Season 5 – Finally Together Again

The Walking Dead 5

Just finished episode 1 of The Walking Dead Season 5 — awesome!  As with the past seasons, it did not disappoint.  The first episode was definitely worth the wait and the excitement.  And just like everyone else who loves good television, I’m so hooked.  I’m not ruining it for anyone who has not seen the episode — let’s just say it’s just as stressful, nail-bitingly good, and scream-worthy as ever.  I watched the entire show at the edge of my seat without blinking an eye.  The only bad thing about it is that it ended after 43 minutes.

So, who’s dying next? Your guess is as good as mine.  But I was ready to jump straight into the tv screen halfway through the episode.

Horror fanatics can tell me that the best zombie story is some movie made decades ago, but I’m not biting.  I’ve seen my share of zombie shows and nothing beats The Walking Dead.  True, it was not as gripping when it started out.  Now, I am truly in awe of how it evolved.

Here’s to hoping for 5 more seasons of The Walking Dead — even if I have my hands over my face, I promise not to blink as I watch it through my fingers.

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Sep 20

Fall 2014 New TV Series — Which Will Make it Past Season 1

fall 2014 new seasons

It’s fall season again and for us TV fanatics, there is more to expect than the holidays or the cool breeze in the air.  It’s the time for new season episodes of the best tv series on air or the start of any new TV series that has the gall to compete with the best.  Which are the best?

Of course, the much anticipated season 5 of The Walking Dead is scheduled to start on October 12, 2014. Fans of the series (like me!) are dying to find out how the team will worm their way out of a sealed container van heavily guarded by what appears to be a group of cannibals.  I have faith.  And like Rick said, they have no idea the people they are dealing with.  Another one on the top of my list is the new season of American Horror Story.  This time it’s dubbed as Freak Show and the trailer shows really creepy characters I can’t wait to see.  Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates have made TV series top notch with flawless acting.  I wasn’t that crazy with the stories behind the past seasons’ Coven and Asylum.  But I believe the show will be able to redeem itself with this new story line. ( Read more )

Aug 12

Robin Williams Dead at 63

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While I would have preferred posting something more cheerful after months of staying away from my blog, I just can’t let the day go by without paying tribute to one of my favorite actors — Robin Williams.  I was hoping it was another hoax.  My heart sank when I saw the Google search results — I knew what prank deaths showed in Google.

Mrs. Doubtfire and my favorite Peter Pan can’t be gone . . . Though his recent works did not make me laugh the way it used to, there is still no other actor that made me laugh and cry as hard as he did.  And being less funny has not made me admire him any less.  Some of the most memorable movies I will remember and cherish to my death are Awakenings, Patch Adams, and Mrs. Doubtfire.  Unfortunately, the most difficult challenges in life can’t be fixed by even the funniest genie.  My condolences to his family.

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Apr 01

Finale: How I Met Your (Step) Mother

how i met your mother

For those who have not seen the final episode of How I Met Your Mother, stop right here and watch it first.  It was one of the longest hours of my life and definitely a disappointment after eagerly awaiting the final answer to the question for 9 years.  Whatever the intentions of the writers were, it did become a hot topic with mixed reactions at every corner of the world. Let’s just say I’m on the conservative side of the fence.  I watch TV and movies to give me respite from the harsh realities of life.  Sure, a really edgy movie showing the dark side of humanity is still part of my watch list, but it’s not one of my favorites.  Unfortunately, it was what the writers of How I Met Your Mother went for on the finale after 9 years of fun and laughter. Really???! ( Read more )

Mar 03

Oscar 2014 Winners

Not really sure how to start another post after Oscars 2014, but one thing I do remember is wanting to be part of that group selfie that Ellen staged.  I’m not much of a picture person and I am not the type that comes running to join when group pictures are taken — but this one I’d give anything to even have my finger in.

oscars 2014 group selfie

Ellen’s Oscar group selfie that broke Twitter after being retweeted 1.7 million times within an hour.

Of all the winners tonight, the most deserving for me without question was Jared Leto and I am truly glad the Academy agreed with me. Jared has made Rayon an unforgettable character in Hollywood. Leo still failed to snag the actor award . . . maybe next year.  At least he will still have something to aim for and keep making great movies.  And the moment he does take the stage for the award, it will be epic.

I really wanted Her to win the Best Picture award, but at least it grabbed the original screenplay as a testament to its unique story.  You don’t see a lot of unique stories in Hollywood and hopefully there will be more cropping up soon.  I think I’ve grown tired of movies talking about slavery, disease, boy meets girl, the apocalypse, and zombies.  One that keeps us riveted and scratching our heads has become a rarity.

Anyway, congratulations to all the winners and we hope to see another round of beautiful movies this year.

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