Renée (rogueslayer452) wrote,

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What's your damage?

++ With the news that the Heathers 2018 reboot has been cancelled/scrapped (good riddance too, since nobody wanted this mess to begin with, due to it not only being completely unnecessary but also lacking in understanding of the entire point of the original), I do have a recommendation that is a better substitute.

Heathers: The Musical. This is an Off-Broadway musical based off of the 1988 film that started in 2014 and has grown steadily over the years with more and more people discovering it. I wasn't even aware of this musical until people started recommending it not too long ago in light of the unneeded modern reboot, and after listening to the entire soundtrack and watching some clips online I ended up loving it more and more. Unlike what the reboot appeared to be, the musical remains absolutely faithful and true to the original movie, with the messages and the story, while adding its own flare to it, being a musical adaptation and all. The songs are catchy and the singing is great. I've also found that the musical has its own little fandom, where people are recreating scenes, singing covers of the songs, doing animations for them, fanart, etc.

So if you haven't already, please listen to the soundtrack of the musical, at least the first two songs which are absolutely fabulous and it's what got me hooked in the first place. Especially recommended to those who are fans of or familiar with the film.

++ I watched the series premiere of Reverie on NBC, which stars Sarah Shahi, and I have to say that, while it has an interesting concept (a mixture of Stitchers and Inception), it left much to be desired with everything else. I know it's just the pilot and it might get better as it continues on, but when it comes to first impressions it didn't leave me wanting more, to be honest. It just felt too...basic, almost flat and generic in the writing and execution, never mind that the CG seemed rather unpolished, showing how it's lacking in budget and production costs, which is a problem when your premise centers primarily around technology and virtual reality. The only strong points seem to be the multi-cultural cast, including Sendhil Ramamurthy (❤) who I was pleasantly surprised was part of the cast as well, but aside from that it was rather meh. I'll give it a few more episodes, but unless it improves significantly then it might not be a show I'll continue watching.

++ It's only days away from the Sense8 finale special, June 8th on Netflix! I'm both ready and not ready at the same time.
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