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Renée
19 September 2016 @ 06:54 pm
Tatiana Maslany finally won her Emmy for Orphan Black!

I'm honestly so proud of her, so incredibly proud. Not only does she rightfully deserve this award for all the hard work she has put into the show with her performance portraying the variety of the different clones, but Orphan Black as a whole deserves this kind of recognition. Genre television hardly ever gets acknowledged by the Academy and this was just a little Canadian science fiction show that aired on BBC America. While we all wanted and wished ever since the first season that Tatiana deserved all the awards for her impeccable talent and acting skills, just the fact that she was nominated last year was enough. And now she finally won an Emmy! I know that winning awards aren't everything (as evident that there are so many amazing shows out there, past and present, that hardly got any kind of consideration) and that the love and support of the fanbase is rewarding enough, but even so it still feels so good nonetheless. It's been a long time coming, that's for sure.

Orphan Black in general is a wonderful little science fiction show that has brilliant writing, amazing acting (and not just by Tatiana herself) and strong representation of telling women stories, the fact that the show finally got this recognition makes me very happy, indeed.

Other highlights from last night include Rami Malek winning for Mr. Robot, and the Stranger Things children being adorable little cupcakes. ♥ ♥ ♥
 
 
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Current Music: Namie Amuro - Let's Go
 
 
Renée
18 September 2016 @ 02:35 pm
++ Hello to those from the new friending meme!

++ The first half of Carmilla's third season dropped recently, to which of course I watched all 17 episodes so far. I'm going to wait until I've seen the entire season so I can give a proper review and overview of the series, but so far I'm loving the direction it's going. The production value has upped its game and the dialogue is just as quick and witty as ever, which I'm incredibly impressed by. It's going to be bittersweet seeing the grand finale of this delightful webseries, but it'll be worth seeing how it ends.

++ Everyone's been talking about new and returning fall shows. At the moment, the only returning shows that I'm excited about are Agents of Shield (because I'm emotionally invested with Daisy's story and I'm psyched to see what happens next for her character and the direction of the show), Legends of Tomorrow (Sara Lance is bae ♥) and Supergirl (still apprehensive about the move since I don't want them CW-ifying it, but I'm curious about the massive crossover with the Arrowverse shows, including a musical crossover episode with The Flash that I'm hearing about). And of course the return of Elementary and Brooklyn Nine-Nine gives me happy feelings, as well. For new shows, I'm going to be checking out The Good Place mostly because of Kirsten Bell but also the previews do make it seem original and funny, Van Helsing on Syfy, Berlin Station on Epix mainly for Richard Armitage and Michelle Forbes, and I am of course going to be watching Luke Cage and the Gilmore Girls revival once it drops on Netflix.

There are others that I'm forgetting about I'm sure, but these are definitely top priority for me at the moment. I do watch too much television so it's hard to keep track of what is coming back and what is new, plus there are still things that I need to catch up on as well.
 
 
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: Diemonds - Ain't That Kinda Girl
 
 
Renée
11 September 2016 @ 05:38 pm
++ Have a friending meme. (✿◠‿◠)

++ Inhuman Condition just recently concluded and I finished watching it, and here are my thoughts on how it ended and the series overall.

Here’s the thing, if we want a better world, we gotta build it. I still believe that, but I don’t know what that looks like and honestly nobody does.Collapse )

++ Also, we got the trailer for the third and final season of Carmilla, which will premiere September 15th. It's still rather bittersweet that it'll be ending, but I'm pretty excited nonetheless on seeing what they're planning for the climax of everything we've seen and how the story itself will conclude. And what I'm enjoying from the minimal of what we've seen from the trailer is the different camera angles, a new different location, and of course who they've cast as Laura's father. I mean, seriously, it just makes perfect sense!
 
 
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Katy Perry - Dark Horse
 
 
Renée
04 September 2016 @ 04:47 pm
++ Dark Matter has been renewed for a third season! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ I'm honestly so happy and relieved. This is one of my favorite little shows that doesn't get enough attention that it rightfully deserves from fandom spaces, but I'm happy that it is still going strong nonetheless. For anyone who is interested in the show, I wrote a brief review of season one. There's no spoilers, just the reasons why I personally love the setup and structure of the series and its characters. (◕‿◕✿)

++ I've been hearing conflicting reports from various sources whether Girl Meets World will be renewed for a fourth season. As it stands, they're currently pending and in limbo at the moment. Personally, as I have mentioned this before, I would love for it to be renewed but move to another network like Freeform (formerly ABC Family). Let us not forget that Boy Meets World was originally on ABC before being syndicated on other networks. Since Rowan herself has talked about wanting to explore more mature themes and introducing more inclusion onto the show, I would prefer Girl Meets World to transfer to somewhere else where they can have more freedom to further expand on those kinds of subject matters, especially with the cast/characters getting older. It just makes more sense that way, in my opinion. Regardless what happens though, I'm so happy that we have gotten this show (it's not perfect, but it has many heartwarming and important moments plus the nostalgia and the cuteness factor) and that we were introduced to someone like Rowan Blanchard, who has proven herself to be a little woke bby and is incredibly important to the next generation of young girls who look up to her.
 
 
Current Mood: lethargiclethargic
Current Music: Yadi - Guillotine
 
 
Renée
29 August 2016 @ 10:27 pm
It has been confirmed that Pretty Little Liars will be ending April of 2017.

On one hand I'm a bit relieved, the show has gone on far beyond its due date in my mind. I personally quit watching a couple episodes into the second half of the sixth season, mostly because I wasn't happy with the mid-season finale and because of a lot of wasted potential wasn't impressed with the plans for the five year jump.

However, this show was something I loved, and still love even though I'm no longer watching. I was obsessed with it, ever since the first season I followed each episode speculating and wondering and piecing together the clues of the main mystery. Yes, it was convoluted and contrived as all hell especially as the show continued on with adding more ridiculous twists and predictable reveals and misleads to remain interesting, and yes if we took out all the irrelevant subplots and pointless storylines that went nowhere the main plot would be three or four seasons worth instead of seven, and yeah the continuity never mattered in the end because of that. However, I didn't care. I lived for the suspense (because I gotta give credit where it's due, this show managed to do that extremely well) and the mystery, and most of all what mattered to me most were the characters, particularly the main girls, plus some fascinating supporting ones. It was one of the rare examples of teen-based shows that didn't have unnecessary fights between girls, instead focusing it on the strengths of their friendship with love and support of each other.

Pretty Little Liars may have had plenty of fault and flaws, many inconsistencies and plotholes and missed opportunities that still makes me bitterly roll my eyes, but for all its ridiculousness and failings it did have its strong points and those are the ones I want to focus on when it takes its final bow. It was far from perfect, but when I was watching this show I enjoyed it for what it was, entertainingly addictive with a story focusing on women characters.
 
 
Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: Hayley Kiyoko - Gravel To Tempo
 
 
Renée
23 August 2016 @ 02:00 am
Inhuman Condition is a supernatural webseries by the same people who did Carmilla. It primarily focuses on the personal struggles and complications of those who have inhuman abilities and further examines the prejudices, persecutions and injustices about them living in the world surrounded by people who view them as dangerous or inept due to their individual conditions.

View the first episode here....Collapse )

My thoughts of the series so far, mild spoilers through episode 20.Collapse )

The series is still ongoing, and I don't know how many episodes it will eventually have and whether it will be getting a second season, but I highly recommend this especially for people who like Carmilla, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Welcome To Night Vale.

(I also want to thank ohrioles for introducing me to this series, which is rather odd since I do follow KindaTV for Carmilla and seeing Natasha Negovanlis doing her various segments, so I don't know how this one almost slipped past my radar. I'm glad it didn't, though.)
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: Evanescence - Made Of Stone
 
 
Renée
15 August 2016 @ 04:29 am
++ There are some trailers I want to talk about. First, Luke Cage:

You may be bullet proof, but Harlem ain’t.Collapse )

Resident Evil: The Final ChapterCollapse )

++ Speaking of video game adaptations, it has been announced that Life Is Strange, a game I have previously gushed about, is getting its own live action digital series.

I'm actually pretty curious about how this will be done. I know that the majority of video game adaptations have been a massive hit or miss with fans, and I've always been torn on adapting a game that is already a cinematic experience to begin with, which is becoming more and more common with how certain video games are designed these days. On the other hand, it would be rather interesting to see how Life Is Strange can be adapted and still be just as effective with hitting those same emotional points as the game does, given the right formula and balance of writing, casting, and direction of how the story will be told in this particular medium. I'm certianly not opposed to seeing how they'll manage to pull this off, it does have major potential just from the story and plot alone. And just like with any other adaptation, it's best to treat it separately from the source material focus on whether it is cohesive storytelling instead of comparing the two. In general, I've seen some pretty nifty fanmade films and cosplays from the LiS fandom, so I'm rather curious as to who they will be casting in this series. Max Caulfield and Chloe Price in particular are two characters who have very distinct personalities and voices, their chemistry, relationship and dynamic is incredibly important to move the story along.
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: Bangtan Boys - Baepsae
 
 
Renée
12 August 2016 @ 02:07 am
May the Force be with us.Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Bear McCreary ft. Shirley Manson - Samson and Delilah
 
 
Renée
31 July 2016 @ 11:00 pm
Asked by verdande_mi:

Which TV-show/film/book have you re-watched/re-read the most times?

Considering how often I revisit my fandoms from various mediums, the number is honestly quite high. But as a guesstimate, it would probably be a tie of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, and Firefly for television shows, and Harry Potter for books/movies.


Asked by ellipsisms:

Talk about your life as a Hogwarts student (and beyond) AKA tell us your House, what Hogwarts activities/clubs you'd do, what job you'd want to get, your favorite and least favorite classes/professors, your animagus, etc etc.

Quite appropriate for today....Collapse )
 
 
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Current Music: BoA - The Shadow