What If…? Season 1 (2021) Spoiler Review & Discussion | The MCU continues! 🤯🌟❤

Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog! I’ve been really loving watching and reviewing the Disney+ MCU tv shows this year so this is my latest review since What If…? just finished a few days ago! I really enjoyed this one (though not as much as I expected to) so it has me very excited for season 2!

This is the part of my review where I remind everyone that all the thoughts and opinions in this blog post are just that, thoughts and opinions. No hate just because you might disagree! I’d love to know why in the comments (as long as you can be nice about it!)

You can find my reviews for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier here and Loki Season 1 here.

Let me know in the comments what you thought of the show and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the points I talked about! And let me know if you want to see more posts like this in the future!

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LOKI SEASON ONE (2021) SPOILER THOUGHTS & FULL SEASON REVIEW | far from glorious…

Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog! A few months ago I reviewed The Falcon and The Winter Soldier here on my blog and really enjoyed discussing the show with you all, so I figured I’d do the same with Loki… the difference being that I enjoyed TFATWS and… I didn’t like Loki. So, be prepared, this isn’t a completely positive review (thoguh it’s not completely negative either!)

This is the part of my review where I remind everyone that all the thoughts and opinions in this blog post are just that, thoughts and opinions. No hate just because you might disagree and honestly, kudos to you if you loved this show! I’d love to know why in the comments (as long as you can be nice about it!)

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THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER *SPOILER* THOUGHTS // marvel finally perfected queerbaiting… and now DISNEY is teaching US about racism… lol okay (but honestly it was good tho)

Hi friends, welcome back to my blog! I think that for the rest of the year I’m going to try out a new reviewing format for screen reviews and try episode breakdown reviews for some shows and I’m kicking it off with The Falcon and The Winter Soldier which just aired it’s finale on Disney+, so let me know if you’d like to see more of these in the future!

Overall, I did really enjoy the show which shocked the hell out of me as I wasn’t going to watch it originally, but I absolutely fell in love with Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson) and Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes) and honestly the entire rest of the cast too and I can’t wait to see them again in the future of the MCU!

Be prepared, this is a heavy show that deals with a lot of different topics and themes, and on top that a lot of choices were made my the writers so I have THOUGHTS, a lot of thoughts. This really would be easier in video format but I only run my blog, so you just get a long-form blog post where I go into each episode and a couple of things that stood out to me for each. Grab a snack and a drink and enjoy!

Let me know in the comments what you thought of the show and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the points I talked about! And let me know if you want to see more posts like this in the future!
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I REWATCHED GLEE SEASON 1 AND OH MY GOD

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Hi friends, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m coming at you with something new and different for me becuase I was feeling fun and festive and very very trashy! In the last few days of 2019 I started rewatching Glee and started writing this blog post but then I got half way through the season and stopped watching. But, now we’re in 2021 and I’ve decided to embrace my trashy mood and I’m finishing this rewatch! And, I figured why not post my Glee opinions and share them with all of you!

Let me know what you think of the show in the comments! Do you think the show aged well? Did you watch it when it came out?
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WHY THE SHADOWHUNTER WORLD DOESN’T TRANSLATE WELL TO THE SCREEN & WHY I THINK IT SHOULD // AKA. THE SCREEN MAJOR IN ME POPPED OUT AND I HAVE THOUGHTS | A DISCUSSION

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Just a heads up, there are going to be spoilers for all of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter books & the movie + show! There will also most likely be spoilers in the comments! You’ve been warned!

Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m coming at you with a long discussion-chatty type post so please buckle up, grab some snacks and prepare to really tell me what you think in the comments section because today we’re discussing the Shadowhunter tv show & movie!

Remember, this is a discussion post so I do really want to know your opinions, so please let me know all your thoughts in the comments! (I love long comments so don’t be afraid!)

[Disclaimer: These are just my opinions, you’re entitled to your own and that’s okay!]

You can find my reviews of the Shadowhunter books here.

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TV SHOWS I WANT TO MARATHON WHEN SCHOOL ISN’T SUCKING THE LIFE OUT OF ME

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So, for the past couple of months I’ve been pretty much going to school or sleeping and that’s been my entire life, but school is finishing up this week so I’m hoping that I’ll be able to binge read some books and finally marathon some series, since I don’t watch any tv during the school term.

And by marathon, I mean… watch one or two episodes per month because I actually find watching any more than that to be completely exhausting. Does anyone else love watching tv shows but find them really tiring? Honestly, this might be the reason I prefer movies so much more (you guys can’t tell, but I think I just blew my own mind).

I also will be working 2 jobs and doing working A LOT on my blog to try my darndest to get ahead on posts, so we’ll see which one comes out on top (jks, we all know it’ll be work 😂)

[IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT I’M WATCHING WHILE I’M WATCHING, YOU CAN CATCH ME ON LETTERBOXD & TVTIME]

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TV SHOWS: SHOULD WE FORGIVE AND FORGET? | FT. MY ASEXUAL RAGE + COMING OUT

Hey guys! Today I’m coming at you with a tv discussion that I really meant to write some time last year but kind of forgot about, so sorry about that! But, I have a lot to talk about and many feelings to rant about, so hopefully, the power of my rage will make up for the delay??? Also, this might be a bit of a controversial topic so don’t hate me but today I’m delving into whether we should forgive tv shows for inappropriate/insulting content or dialogue & how we, as a society react to sexuality erasure in media.

And today I’m specifically focusing on Brooklyn Nine-Nine & Riverdale, which I know are two very popular tv shows with very intense fans!

*All sources will be linked

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MY HOPES AND EXPECTATIONS FOR THE “RAVEN CYCLE” TV SHOW #1

Hey guys, today I’m coming at you with a new tv chat posts. Whether or not you’ve read the Raven Cycle series, we all know that it’s being turned into a tv show on Syfy, so today I thought I might talk about my hopes and expectations for the show!

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IMPORTANT

**Adam must be relatable and he MUST BE DEAF OR I WILL RAGE – we have almost no deaf rep in media, let alone half deaf so I will be mega pissed off if they don’t include this.

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  • I hope Henry is mentioned and seen every now and then in the show before he becomes and main, it would be amazing to see him random questions in class or for only some of us to understand who he is
  • The Grey Man needs to be confusing to the audience
  • Magie Stiefvater is exec producer, sci-fi channel

ADAM

  • Must be deaf
  • Representation

VIBE

  • Stranger Things vibe
  • Sense of family – strong

CAST

  • They would be stupid to include an all-white cast
  • MUST look like teens – Spider-Man style

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  • The books primarily focus on the characters, rather than the plot so I am hoping it will be an emotional show
  • Similar to Stranger Things in terms of magical elements, if I crap myself it’s giving off the right vibe
  • Characters make the series, rather than the plot

CAST

Diverse, close to teenage age

Gansey – white

Ronan – don’t particularly care – so long as he’s tanned I’m good, car oil, biracial maybe?

Noah – White because he’s a ghost duh

Henry – Asian (in the books)

Blue – poc, Blue’s family

Adam – idc

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Are you looking forward to the show?
What are your hopes & expectations for TRC?

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10 TV SHOWS YOU SHOULD WATCH!

So if you guys know anything about my blog, you know that I don’t like to only talk about books. I also enjoy talking about tv shows and movies, although I admit I certainly don’t talk about them as much as I would like!

(And btw the blue titles take you to the IMDB pages for the shows!)

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How do I keep track of what I’m watching?

Keeping track of the shows I watch can be quite the task when I often start a show and don’t always finish it or get up to date until months later. In order to keep track of my shows, I use an app on my phone called TV Time, with the app I can update what I’ve watched as I finish episodes. By the way, this isn’t an endorsement I just really like the app.

Using the app you can also make friends and talk to other people about what you’re watching. If you want to see what I’m watching or talk to me about shows you can follow me at allonsythornraxx.

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And so, without further ado, 10 shows you should add to your to watch list!

Class

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Status: Undetermined (1 season)

I would love to also recommend Doctor Who but I just can’t bring myself to do it. Seasons 1-7 were amazing but then Peter Capaldi (no offence to him, he’s a great actor) came along and suddenly I’m not so keen to watch the show anymore.

However, Class is in a whole other league. Literally, it’s pretty amateur compared to DW (which is like, pro tv – it’s been on for over 50 years!) but it has an amazing and diverse cast and a really interesting plot. Each character has their own plot and we get to know them all equally. And it’s only 8 episodes so you can watch it really quickly if you’re a pro.

Sense8

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Status: Cancelled (2 seasons)

You guys, please do yourselves a favour and watch this show. I could say that about any of these tv shows, but honestly, Sense8 is just SOO GOOD. This is such a wonderfully throughout and thought-provoking show, it has a wonderfully diverse and isn’t afraid to talk about social issues. What I love most about the show though, is the characters. Each character is vastly different from the next and they each have their own personality, but somehow the characters can still come together and kick ass.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Status: Ongoing (5 seasons)

Hi guys, please watch this show it will change your life.

No, I’m serious. This show is so stupid, and it never fails to put a smile on my face. Andy Samberg is one of my favourite comedians so combine him with Terry Crews and Andre Braugher and I am sold. This show is hilarious, all of the characters have their moment, and while there is clearly a “main character”, the others are still very much part of the plot and we still learn about them every episode.

Also, thanks to Andre Braugher’s background in theatre we also get to watch these awesomely long monologues and it’s amazing.

Lucifer

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Status: Ongoing (3 Seasons)

You guys, if you take anyway away from this post, I want you to watch Sense8 and Lucifer. These shows are fantastic! The show’s name isn’t a misnomer, the main character is literally Lucifer. Anyway, so why should you watch this show? Well, it’s about the king of Hell solving crime, and as far as I’m concerned that’s enough of a reason.

The Librarians

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Status:  Ongoing (3 seasons, fourth season confirmed)

This show. THIS Show. Okay, I’m calm, The Librarians, though I rarely talk about it, is one of my favourite shows ever. it is about a group of Librarians (though, not the normal kind) who go around kicking ass and taking names while also saving the human race and protecting ancient artefacts. I love them very much. It is not as diverse as it could be, but I’m pretty sure we have a bi character, and there is an Asian character with a shitty Aussie accent and I love him.

There is also a movie trilogy if you’re interested.

NCIS: LA

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Status: Ongoing (9 seasons)

Yeah, I”m sorry guys. I suck, I’m recommending a 9 season long Cop show. This is who I am. I am only on the back end of season 2 (I know, you all hate me now) but eventually, I will be up to date, and probably still talking about how shocked I am that LL Cool J hosts Lip Sync Battle.

Grimm

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Status: Finished (6 Seasons)

I’ve recommended a whole bunch of ongoing shows so I thought it would only be fair to tell you about some of the finished tv shows you should watch. Yeah, I know you guys, I’m feeding my cop obsession with this post.

Grimm is about, well, a Grimm, well, no, actually his name is Nick and he just needs a hug. He’s going through a bit of a hard patch at the moment and he could just use a hug. Preferably from Monroe because let’s be real, #friendshipgoals

What does this show have going for it:

  • Character development
  • Some sketchy love interests (the writers must have been high)
  • Moroe is 👌👌👌
  • A wonderful friendship between two men that isn’t taken out of context, they can hug and not think it’s weird.

Parks and Recreation

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Status: Finished (7 seasons)

Do I even need to say anything? I love every character on this show (except Dave, he can go live in The Pit) and you will too. They’re all equally (well, I mean Ron is obviously the best, but it’s not a competition soo…) amazing. You guys know this show, and you know that you need to watch it, duh.

Veronica Mars

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Status: Finished (3 seasons & a movie)

Okay, so guys if you haven’t watched Veronica Mars then you’ve got to pick up your shit stat. Veronica Mars is the coolest shit you’ll ever watch, and I can tell you that you’ll regret not watching it sooner. Oh? What’s that I hear you say? Is it another cop show? Psshhh, well, actually no, it’s not. Veronica Mars is a teenage Private Detective, duh. I don’t just recommend cop shows, guys. Though my next (and last) rec is based around another detective (whom I hope you’ve already met).

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

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Status: Ongoing (2 seasons)

EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED. Sorry, had a massive fangirl moment there. Season 2 comes out on Oct 21 and you could say that I am slightly excited. I don’t know when I will get the chance to watch it, but you can be damn sure I will make it happen.

Anyway, so this is a show that I have just realised I cannot explain to you. Ummm, there is a psycho (but lovable?) serial killer & her nervous sidekick. We have the Rowdy 3 (A trilogy of 4 that becomes 5) and their hallucinogenic gal pal and then we have Todd, a tired Bellhop who has to race around on adventures with Dirk (the private (very private) detective), but is silently happy about it?

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Do we watch any of the same shows? What are some of your favourite TV shows?

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DIVERSITY IN SUPERHERO FILMS/ TV

Hey guys, today I want to chat with you guys about diversity in superhero films. Last month there was a bit of talk about this on Twitter and it really got me thinking. I am constantly ranting to my friends about the lack of diversity in film in general, but especially in the superhero films. In fact, one of my friends actually doesn’t go to see superhero films anymore unless she is 100% interested, or the cast is actually diverse (Wonder Woman, Black Panther, Thor). 

Anyway, so I kind of touched on this last month in another Tv Chats ( I have been writing a whole lot of these lately #sorrynotsorry) but the movies that we’re seeing at the moment all seem to be the same, white American man saves the day, yay and that’s pretty much it, I also talked about the movies I would actually prefer to see, if you want to check it out.

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Think about it, how many diverse superheroes can you think of in film?

Here, I’ll do it with you. We’ve got Black Panther, Luke Cage, Aquaman, Cyborg and Storm. This took me a good half hour to come up with and I couldn’t even count them on both hands.

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LET’S TALK ABOUT SPIDEY BEING CONTRACTUALLY STRAIGHT I HAVE RAGE

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A couple of months ago there was this big discussion on Twitter and I thought I might talk with you guys about it. A few authors put in their two cents and a bunch of actors talked about it too. I find that this is a big issue, especially nowadays when people are so aware of diversity.

I think this is most obvious in the recent movie; Ghost in The Shell. It was based off an anime and starred Scarlett Johanson. I honestly don’t understand why she felt like it was okay for her to take the role but hey, this is Hollywood.

I have two notes for this post. Mainly I want to talk about Spider-Man but, before I get into that I also want to quickly mention something that has been bugging me since the first Avengers film. Hawkeye. Now, don’t get me wrong I love Hawkeye (Let’s all ignore Age of Ultron) but in the comics he was deaf and as a deaf person it’s extremely offensive that he doesn’t even have a hearing aid in the films.

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What I think we need more of in film is actors like Ed Skrein, he actually turned down a film because he learned that the character was mixed Asian.  [THIS ARTICLE SHOULD EXPLAIN EVERYTHING]

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Anyway, so a couple of months ago, there was a whole lot of chat, probably derived from  the discussion from the Hellboy casting. Anyway, so people were talking about how Peter Parker (Spidey) is contractually obligated to be straight and white. It was revealed in a bunch of leaked Sony emails and honestly, I am so disapointed. [ARTICLE]

Adam Silvera also got into it on Twitter [LINK TO TWEET], saying that he was asked to write a super-hero novel but he bowed out because he couldn’t write the character as queer.

This is a huge problem because it shows that Hollywood and Publishing companies are not wlling to branch out. I already love superheroes, and I already love books, so when I find out that companies are refusing to allow non-straight characters a thing in thier books and it really doesn’t make me want to pick up their books.

Obviously I still want to read Wonder Woman and Batman, but really the lack of willingness to allow diversity in novels, especially about superheroes, who are already so straight and white, is really worrying.

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How do you feel about diversity in film? What’s your stance on the issue?

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