July 6th, 2016

BSG. Sharon Valerii.

Dark Matter: Season One Review

Dark Matter, a science fiction series based on the comic books of the same name, centers around six people who awaken from stasis on a spaceship with no memory of who they are. The first season focuses on them figuring out the mystery of who erased their memories and why, and figuring out their pasts and whether or not they actually want to know the truth about who they were before.

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The second season of Dark Matter just premiered recently, and I honestly can't wait to see what comes next in the story. As I mentioned, I definitely recommend this show because it needs to be talked about more, it is just that fantastic. I can't gush about it enough. (◕‿◕✿)

Here is the S1 trailer, for anyone who is further interested and curious about the show.
Dark Angel. Max Guevara.

July Question Meme: Day 6

Asked by monkiainen:

If there was going to be a movie about your life, what would it be called and why? Who would portay you in the film and why?

Honestly? I have absolutely no idea. I think the most appropriate title for a movie (or even book) about my life would be something witty but also self-deprecating. As for an actress, perhaps someone who is a combination Rowan Blanchard and Aubrey Plaza.

Asked by giallarhorn:

How do you feel about shows that end earlier before its full run, versus those which are dragged out?

Shows that end up getting prematurely cancelled before they even had their chance to tell their story makes me incredibly sad, because there are countless of shows with so much potential and promise but ultimately meet their demise because networks have little faith in them from the beginning. These kinds of shows are the ones that basically get canned within their first seasons, sometimes not even allowing them to finish the season itself. Similar goes for shows that have at least two seasons, and everything is just starting to get good with the story and plot, but then they end up getting cancelled, leading to either having things left on a cliffhanger or hastily wrapping things up by the last episode, leaving audiences devastatingly unfulfilled, unsatisfying, disappointed and wishing there was more time to tell the story or give the show a proper sendoff. I'm someone who can get attached to something rather quickly, and to have it ripped away too soon can break my heart into millions of pieces. I know I should be used to it by now, but it doesn't make it hurt any less knowing that any new show that I fall in love with could basically end at any given moment because, unfortunately, this is a business of numbers.

On the opposite side, my feelings about shows that are dragged out range from mere indifference to oh my god please put it out of its misery already. Some seem to think that the quantity of seasons indicates how successful a show is, but sadly the majority of the time that isn't the case. By the numbers, probably, but the quality of the show itself suffers greatly as things are stretched out further and further. Whether it's executive meddling or other factors behind the scenes, shows that started off good with such promise can be ruined the longer it continues on usually with sloppy, lazy writing, and it's honestly exhausting to keep up with. More often than not, prolonged shows will most likely end with a whimper than with a bang.

Personally, I've always been of the mind that shows should have a five year plan of telling the story they want to tell, with a shorter episode order (focusing more on plot than on fillers) and for every season to have a completed beginning, middle and end with no massive cliffhangers just in case it does get cancelled before its time, and networks shouldn't intervene.

(I have a lot of feelings on this subject, apparently, lol.)