Demi Lovato has been through hell and back; she started as a Mousketeer, then she got started on Disney Channel appearing in short skits until she got her claim to fame in 'Camp Rock' ultimately becoming an iconic artist as well as becoming an advocate for the LGBTQ and mental health, recently she embraced body positivity too.
From then on she became a teen star/idol for many yet these days it's still such a struggle for teen actors in the spotlight, not to mention the amount of pressure and at times toxic working environments.
Sometimes they suffer verbal and physical abuse that never leaves, it stays with them for years and it's hard to forget.
Demi almost felt on top of the world like many. Then the fateful day happened....she was in the hospital July 24th, 2018 after almost dying from a fatal overdose of heroin and oxycodone. For 3 months she was fighting for her life.
Directed by Michael D. Ratner YoutTube presents another documentary about the former Disney star, her last one was in 2017 just barely scratching the surface of what was going on internally.
Last spring 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic Demi was finally ready to tell her truth of her downward spiral everything from her estranged relationship with her father to being in beauty pageants facing competition to her hardship as a Disney tween celebrity to her frequent setbacks consuming alcohol to eating disorders to mental health problems such as depression/bi-polar disorder.
Here she's finally laying thick the real deal of what transpired leading to this terrible ordeal: Her family from her mom, Dianna to her sisters to her concert crew open up about the many new challenges she faces. Glenn Nordlinger, her entertainment business manager has so much influence in her life that most celebrities never have that kind of input. He's become a friend to Demi that she's grateful for.
One of the many new developments that shocked me the most was Demi opening up that she was sexually assaulted while she was incapacitated. No woman...heck, nobody should ever have to go through that. Turns out she also suffered through many of those same horrors from childhood to her teenage years. It made her feel worse not being able to talk about it or have the ones who did it face justice. The drugs and substance abuse and bulimia were coping mechanisms that affected her negatively.
Sobriety has to be your choice, if it's someone else's it's not yours alone, there's so much pressure to be perfect physically in the spotlight it bears heavily, for females there's too much to be this version of beautiful and flawless and it gets tiring, you unintentionally become a martyr for many that can be very isolating, depriving someone of something addictive they find a way to get back into it, when people relapse they will return to a much harsher bottom level, it's impossible to help someone who will not help themselves, abusing your abuser doesn't help, women are more oppressed than men particularly as teen idols, you never want to give up on someone, addiction is a never ending battle, recovery is not a one-size-fits-all solution
A lot of these interviews are very detailed but also horrifying and gut-wrenching knowing what Demi actually went through. Because of this overdose she has suffered health side effects as a result from poor eyesight to bad hand-eye coordination to surviving a heart attack and having two strokes.
For her this has to be the ultimate wakeup call, heck anyone who goes through relapsing can see that things need to change immensely. Demi is responsible for her choices and to confront her past traumas. Now it's about her reclaiming the power that was taken away. Even after all this the hatred on the Internet soars to new heights with many people blaming Demi's friends for the situation. The universal truth is not everyone has the facts so social media is just a way for them to rant incessantly. Demi also had a brief romantic encounter during quarantine only to have it end in heartbreak. But like anything she takes it as a learning experience to not rush into anything or be too dependent on a version of someone that isn't in sync. Today Demi doesn't want to label herself as far as sexual orientation but she will be comfortable in her love life the way she sees fit.
This is a much more in-depth documentary exploring this woman's internal, emotional, and personal struggles. We hear everyone's take on her impossible journey to get better and reinvent herself. 'Dancing with the Devil' gets deep, scary, heartbreaking, eye-opening, and shocking.
Demi is still with us so she will use the time she has to work on herself and not fall back into the same dark pit. It's all about finding balance in every element of her life. She's growing up and taking all the bad stuff that happened to make her much stronger than ever before. With her music she wants to tell a story and give people a voice. There are more important things to address these days in her eyes.
I feel this documentary was much needed for her and for many others who are afraid to open up about their issues having the courage to do something about it. All Demi Lovato fans should have this as a mandatory watch. Life is fluid and so is she. Keep strong and don't give up!
Marvel Studios and Disney + present their first ever tv spin-off
The Marvel Cinematic Universe sets its sights to the small screen but also expanding on the evergrowing comic book world in live action
Here we go to the suburbanite residence of favorites Wanda Maximoff/Scarlett Witch and Vision played by Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany
It seems like their lives are playing much like a tv sitcom of the 1950s mainstream television
But the real mystery is how are they still together? After everything that happened in Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, the last time we saw them together was Thanos killing Vision after obtaining the Mind Stone
Other new players have a mysterious role to play such as Kathryn Hahn as Agnes, Teyonnah Paris as the adult Monica Rambeau from ‘Captain Marvel' and returning ones like Kat Dennings as Darcy and Agent Wu from ‘Ant-Man & the Wasp'
The creators make so many throwbacks to classic black and white programs like I Love Lucy, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, Full House, and Brady Bunch
Everything in the golden age of television to sitcoms of today's tv landscape such as Malcolm in the Middle, Modern Family, and The Goldbergs
As the episodes progress Wanda and Vision start to realize their surroundings as well as us
Robotics, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence are all the rage with a new mysterious organization called SWORD and Monica has a big role to play
Darcy, Wu and Monica try to decipher the mystery of this world Wanda and Vision inhabit
This Disney + show has dozens of references to the previous MCU entries from Age of Ultron to Infinity War to Endgame as well as comic book Easter eggs
Plus a surprise guest from Bryan Singers X-Men movies makes an appearance!
Wanda is tapping further into her powers but it might prove to be too dangerous for everyone around
When it comes to Agnes though who is she really?
The show even delves further into Wanda's past having her reshuffle her priorities for her future
Heck her power might actually rival that of Doctor Strange
Ideas of chaos magic, rewriting human dna and unlocking hidden power are explored throughout
This is definitely the best performed by both Olsen and Bettany as these characters exploring new territory
The MCU is still full of bigger connections both here and the movies
The finale leads to Wanda and Vision escaping a bigger conspiracy and a darker agenda by someone
Disney + and Marvel Studios have done their job making a weird, surreal and productive project
Awesome action, mind bending ideas, smooth casting, and clever use of making this universe even bigger
I'm proud to say this was a nice expansion on an already deep, complex franchise of superheroes.
It's also a great rarity we get a superhero program focusing on the hero's inner pain and they it terrifically here.
Bravo to everyone involved!
after a long hiatus Issa Rae and co. are back for another season of 'Insecure'
Issa this time around is focusing on herself, she plans to put together a block party which is 4 months away, Molly is back in the dating game and starts to develop feelings for Andrew, Tiffany is expecting, and to top it all off Condola her co-worker is dating her ex Lawrence
Issa has a new slew of obstacles to face along with everyone else, with this block party on particular she wants to show a great level of black excellence to the community
She still has that wonderful sass and comedic energy though
Molly wants a guy who's open and real yet maybe she's only focusing on the negatives too much, maybe secretly inside she's miserable and believes Issa only uses people for her own benefit
Lawrence and Condola have yet to cement their relationship but have to choose what they really want out of it
Lawrence might also have some personal baggage he may have been keeping to himself which could explain why he and Issa parted ways
Tiffany seems alright but is actually struggling on the inside
Issa here has to choose her own happiness and feels that she shouldn't have to apologize every time something goes wrong
None of us are perfect, we have to surround ourselves with stuff that makes us happy and cut out the bad, we all grow up in many unexpected ways, it's best not to revert back to old habits, even parents have a hard time adjusting to their freedom/duties
‘Insecure' has done a great job showing Issa and the rest of her friends grow through the many strains of modern love, friendships, and relationships
Lots of drama but lots of laughs to go with too
Issa Rae continues to demonstrate her unique talent for living the typical black female experience in America
Of course anybody can identify with her many insecurities since they're inescapable
The show looks great and feels great with many of the characters friendships often imploding on themselves but on each other, too
Here's hoping the 5th and final season can tie a nice bow around all the challenges she's gone through and see if they were worth it
It's the 5th and final season of the successful BBC thriller.
Last time BrightBorn was behind the gene therapy acting as a fertility clinic with the clones, Shioban's mother was killed, Cosima found out about Dephine's murder, Rachel Duncan and her mother reunited albeit not under the best circumstances, small nano devices were discovered in Sarah and Dr. Leeki rewriting the genetic code, Susan's co-founder Eevee betrayed her and decided to move forward perfecting the human genome and Delphine seemed to have survived being gunned down.
The cliffhanger had Rachel get her seat of power back to enact her plan of activating more nano bugs into future generations of clones with Sarah and the others hoping to stop her.
But Sarah was injured and Susan killed while Cosima was rescued and healed by Delphine and Westmore...the man who wrote the book on the whole science of genetic cloning from over 100 years ago!
Sarah is held by Rachel in Dyad to study her daughters physiology, Rachel wants to restart the human cloning process, and hopefully by working with Westmore Cosima can develop a cure for herself and her sisters.
But there's something else on the island; apparently it was the first genetic test ever performed by Susan and Westmore, and because they did it too early it created a deformed hungry being filled with tumors as well as brain damage.
With all the people gathered on the island it also shows how people's hope and faith can be twisted to suit someone else's personal gain in the name of science, once the truth comes out the amount of belief is stripped away.
Rachel even remembers her own past starting out at Dyad and realizing her original goal was manipulated by Leeki and Westmore than what she was promised, perhaps her own objective has been shifted.
Shioban also makes the ultimate sacrifice to take down Neolution's power and to stop Ferdinand's influence once and for all.
Life can be taken away but you can't take away someone's humanity, a relationship is doing things against ones own self interest, is there such thing as immortality?, gather enough followers and you have power, having a child or not is the biggest decision a woman can make, there's a difference between a freak of nature and evolution.
The series finale attempts to pull out all the stops; Sarah and the others face off against Westmore, the other leaders of Neolution, Helena's babies are in danger of becoming part of the cloning objective, and Kira's genetic structure is to be utilized for generations to come.
The 5th and final season of Orphan Black is quite the showstopper wrapping up this hugely intense version of ‘Logan's Run'.
Tatiana Maslany has proven she can play several parts of herself at the same time and tackling heavy subjects with the process of cloning, science, nature vs nurture, going beyond modern science, and perverting nature to excel the biology of the human race.
All the supporting characters impressed me too committing to their roles being caught in a twisted web of lies and conspiracies.
Sarah and the others all might have started out as orphans tangled in a black, cold hearted world that treated them like experiments rather than people but they've made it through the worst stuff imaginable.
Its also asked questions about the power and consequences of creation by adding new wrinkles to ponder that echo current conversations about feminism and a woman's right to choice. At the core it's the human elements that made all the players fascinating.
I'm thankful BBC created an exciting, thrilling, and fascinating series with many faces brought to life by one incredible actress.
Tatiana Maslany's best remembered role will always be many sisters with one face in a bigger adventure nobody could've been ready for.
Well done BBC!
It's the 3rd and final season of the original WB teen soap opera sci-fi series
The last 18 episodes have the creators try to wrap up the storylines for aliens Max, Isabel, Michael and for humans Liz, Maria, Kyle and Sheriff Valenti
Last season another alien named Tess joined the ranks hoping to rekindle the bond she and Max originally shared on their homeworld, Alex was killed after discovering new information on them how to get home and was mind warped by Tess, Tess got pregnant but her child couldn't survive on earth's atmosphere so she had to leave and Max stayed behind feeling the betrayal, Isabel wanted her own freedom so she applied to a college hoping to leave Roswell, Michael and Maria cemented their relationship officially, Liz had a hard time imagining a life without Max romantically
Here we pick up a few months after; Isabel has a job, newcomer Adam Rodriguez joins the cast as Jesse, Liz and Max get arrested taking a diamond and holding up a convenience store but another alien ship is discovered too during their running from the law
Liz is kept now on a very tight leash from Max, Isabel and Jesse are romantically linked, Michael has a job working as a security guard
Joe Pantoliano guest stars as a big time movie producer and Max figures he can get some intel if he goes undercover
Isabel gets engaged but strange dreams are occurring
Another shock is that Max's father and Liz's father are investigating all the strange occurrences which could be bad as it might put them in danger
Maria is re-discovering her passion for music but it might mean leaving Roswell and Michael behind
Liz is also going through a strange transformation after being healed from Max, she figures the only way is to go off to boarding school
But another shady group of people want to use Max for his healing abilities but it costs too much
Almost everyone is finding out about Max, Michael and Isabel so drastic measures might have to be taken
The series finale leads to the government attempting to wipe everyone out feeling they're a threat to national security; maybe there's a chance our heroes can make it out unscathed, graduate, and be free
The secret of the aliens has been hidden up to a point so now it's a matter of whether or not everyone leaves or stays
This was definitely was the best season of the whole show as the stakes continued to rise to their highest, the relationships grew heavier, and more mysteries of the aliens began to unravel
Max, Isabel, and Michael have had a long hard road keeping together and at the same time losing a lot in the process keeping their true origins hidden
Liz, Maria, Kyle, and Valenti have been a great small group of individuals balancing the craziness of their normal lives with the extraterrestrial elements
Everything from powers to spacecrafts to government officials to letting loved ones in to losing people around them has all lead to this
This original version of ‘Roswell' proved to be a interesting take mixing teenage drama with paranormal phenomena with some decent enough actors
A bittersweet goodbye has a lot of changes take place, it's been a long, strange but beautiful trip
‘Thank you for visiting Roswell' indeed
If you don't enjoy the current CW ‘Roswell: New Mexico' then this will always be a good enough take on the material to go back to
it's the fourth run of the popular BBC thriller
at the end of Season 3 Cosima and Delphine made amends after so much betrayal at DYAD, Sarah got to see her daughter again, Shioban found her mother whom it turns out it was the original Castor they were all cloned from, Neolution runs both Project Leda and Topside, Helena became a more central part of the family trying to redeem herself from her violent past, Alison cemented her place into suburban homelife, and most of all Rachel Duncan was taken after she got surgery reuniting her with her mother!
now season 4 is all about going back to the beginning, in this case with Beth before she died and before Sarah discovered the truth about all the clones, Beth had intel from another clone named MK
turns out Dr. Leeki worked on certain enhancements for the public whether it was contact lenses or tissue improvements but little did they know they had a nano-bug device growing inside and proves fatal if it tries to get removed from its host
a few months after the last cliffhanger Neolution finds Sarah and her daughter, Shioban and her mother, Cosima finds out what happened to Delphine, and Rachel is being rehabilitated
Sarah's brother Felix is trying to track down his biological family with Helena now living a simple life like Alison but after she finds out she's pregnant she decides to live a non-danger free existence for her and her unborn children
Rachel's mother, Susan has been distant for years and Rachel isn't too pleased about how she was only being experimented, Susan claims their ultimate goal is through evolution by creating a better human being
the nano devices are revealed to be more than just fatal machines and MK wants to get back at Ferdinand whom believes is responsible for the killing of her clone sisters
BrightBorn is then brought into the picture being a fertility clinic that might have a connection to the cloning process
Another clone named Crystal is looking to have a baby yet she's unaware of the clinic's true nature
This whole season deals with fertility, gene therapy, perfecting the human species, euthanization, and the ethics of trial and error
You can't perfect the human genome, is it immoral testing on humans and disposing of them?, does genetics actually make up a family?, it's more about honesty and acceptance, power isn't free will
The finale leads to everyone desperately unlocking a cure for Cosima, Rachel rising back to her seat of power, and finding out the truth about a mysterious island unlocking the roots of the entire science of Sarah and her sisters
Everything gears up for one final outing for everyone
So I'm very anxious to see how the fifth and final season will tie everything up
Can Sarah and the other clones fight to survive and their freedom?
Season 5 will hopefully answer all these burning questions....
the 2nd spin-off of the 'Vampire Diaries' and 'The Originals' returns for a 2nd outing
Season 1 introduced a new generation of supernatural youths from vampires, witches, werewolves and everything in between
even fan-favorite Alaric Saltzman came back to act as the head director of the Salvatore School and Klause's daughter Hope along with Caroline's Gemini twin daughters, Josie and Lizzie
Hope was drawn to a mysterious boy named Landon whom had nowhere else to turn and after encountering a magical dagger brought a series of other-worldly creatures to the school
turns out Landon was a new kind of being who after each time he died he came back to life and Hope was a triad, the first of her kind being a mix of vampire, witch, and werewolf combined
all of it lead to the most powerful creature named Malivore (Landon's father) beginning to rise up and bring about the end of days so Hope made the ultimate sacrifice by diving into the dark pit to save everyone but at the expense of erasing her existence entirely
Season 2 now has everyone completely forget her altogether with the students heading off to summer vacation, Landon feels like there's a void he needs to fill up, Lizzie and Josie find out about the Ascendant hidden from their father because they worry about the merge they may have to do by the time they turn 22
Clark aka Landon's brother was trapped in the black void like Hope but he was given a second chance to prove his worth so now he's unleashed a new horde of creatures onto Mystic Falls along with mysterious figures in red cloaks
Hope continues to hunt down dangerous monsters and she starts by going to Mystic Falls high school...where this entire series began!
A new headmaster takes over the Salvatore institution since he believes Alaric wasn't capable of keeping the students safe, he also tries to make Josie to rely more on her powers showing the student body's superiority
Lizzie starts seeing a new vampire named Sebastian but the thing is that she's the only one who can see him
There's even a cool 1980s throwback episode incorporating everything of the decade from the synthesizer music to the arcade game sound effects to the fashion trends, it's cute and fun
Plus there's a fun storyline about one of the characters creating a world in their subconscious based on classic fairytales from Snow White to Little Red Riding Hood to the Three Little Pigs
Another familiar face, Freya from ‘The Originals' makes an appearance to help Josie as well as the return of Kai Parker from ‘Vampire Diaries ‘
Landon discovers more of his Phoenix abilities yet Hope can't help but worry about a deadly prophecy that might cost him his life
being immortal means being lonely, being lonely means being hopeless, sometimes you have to take a risk to be imperfect, is it better to have loved and lost than never to at all, what do you do and where do you go maybe it doesn't matter as long as you're going somewhere, there's always someone telling what women are supposed to do, women hurting other women just gets tiring, maybe we don't exist for just one path, everyone deserves to know the truth and make their own choices even if it hurts, moving on isn't easy and it means letting things go, are heroes never the ones left standing?,
The cliffhanger has Josie and Lizzie try the merge but it's unsuccessful as Josie is still carrying the darkness within her
Hope is trapped inside her mind hoping to reach her while navigating through a fairy tale like realm
The Necromancer also possesses Landon's friend to throw him off and raise Malivore from the pit
This season is abrupt ending halfway through but Alaric and the others are determined to save them both
I'm hopeful that more episodes are on the way to tell more of this new generation of supernatural youths
Actress Kaley Cuoco of 'Big Bang Theory' fame and CW producer Greg Berlanti co-produce the latest mini series on HBO Max based on the book by Chris Bojalian
Cuoco stars as flight attendant Cassandra Bowden; her brother has two children and frequently does her rounds on daily airplane trips while also partying, drinking, and sleeping around
her best friend/co-worker is played by Rosie Perez
Cassandra's life is a bit of a mixed bag to say the least
then it gets even more out of control when a passenger named Alex she has a one-night stand with ends up dead next to her in a Bangkok hotel room; she has no memory of how or why it happened
is it possible she killed Alex or someone else did? was there more to it than that? was the man she met the unlucky one or did he have everything coming to him with his shady behavior?
Some mysterious woman is also after her thinking she might know more than she's letting on
the creators use a lot of split-screen comic-like panels to tell Cassandra's story with the use of flashbacks for her to piece together what she had blacked out
She also has memories only she remembers but it might not be the glossy childhood she recalls
All of this stress, anxiety, and screwed up dependency of her drinking could be tied to what happened to her father at a young age
Bigger secrets are revealed with Cassie ending up in deeper water
The finale leads to finally revealing what actually happened to Alex with Cassie attempting to close this up forever while also putting her own issues to rest
Really damn good mini series I gotta say on HBO Max. Kayley Cuoco utilizes her best talent. The plot gets more and more interesting with her character facing her troubled past while confronting this mess she's gotten into.
This is a fun mixture of mystery/murder story and psychological thriller.
Curious how they will do season 2. It seems like everything is wrapped up at this point but maybe they can do more with what they've started here.
Cress Wiliiams, Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain, Christine Adams, and
Marvin Jones III return for a third run of the CW's first black superhero.
The season 2 finale had Khalil disabled again, Jennifer was getting a
handle on her powers, Jefferson finally put Tobias Whale behind bars,
Anissa just found out Grace's secret as a shapeshifting metahuman and Agent
Odell of the ASA warned Jefferson and his family of the Markovian war
brewing on the horizon.
Season 3 opens with Black Lightning gone once again from Freeland, the ASA has rounded up several metas for protective custody, and the Markovians are just one of the many countries wanting to round up the most powerful
The metas are also suffering from a fatal disease that breaks down in
The city is officially on lockdown and Anissa dons the persona as Blackbird
since Black Lightning is out of the picture.
Khalil is back on his feet but more deadly since he's being utilized as an
unstoppable fighting machine, Jennifer still believes he can saved though.
Jefferson and his wife Lynn are on lockdown but if they can help Agent Odell save the other metas then they have a chance to go home.
Jennifer has a chance to use her powers to do some good for Agent Odell.
Lynn starts taking greenlight though as she feels he research is being exploited
and she encounters a meta-human Gravedigger that ties all the way back to the creation of the first super-powered brings.
He could also take any ability he desires making him unstoppable.
This season also finally has this Afro-centric superhero cross over with
the other CW Arrowverse characters for the 'Crisis on Infinite Earths'
special to stop the end of all universes.
Lady Eve also makes a return with Lala still dealing with their own cartels.
Are laws not infallible?, does race enforce everything in America, judging
someone by the content of their character: is it still a fantasy or
reality?, has anything in human history changed, gotten better or worse?, the amount of anger that builds in someone after so much time after the constant mistreatment of another community shows, there's being on the right side it wrong side of history
The finale leads to a big showdown between Gravedigger and Jefferson's family and other metas whom were wronged by the ASA. If all else fails Freeland will be wiped clean from the face of the earth.
This was a vast improvement from the previous season I gotta say. Cool newer characters and more rising stakes.
Definitely got better towards the finale.
More things will change big time for Jefferson, his family, Tobias, and the other residents of Freeland. But can Black Lightning still be a beacon of hope when everyone else turns away?
Looking forward to season 4 but it stinks it's gonna be the last one. I just hope they can resolve everything with this one among the many superhero CW programs.
thank goodness 'Siren' is back for Season 3
a lot took place during the previous season's cliffhanger; Ben, his girlfriend, Maddie and Ryn officially became closer than ever, more of the mermaid's came from out of the water into Bristol Cove, the government did their digging and found out the truth and the public became fully aware of their existence
two months after the secret was out the humans and the mermaids created a huge division either for them to integrate or remain separated or so we thought....it was all a 'what-if' scenario turns out
and with the stem cell research from Ryn's DNA Ben's mother could possibly walk again next to Ryn actually giving birth to a baby with the help of a cult that has much bigger plans than everyone realizes
Season 3 opens with the arrival of a new mermaid, Tia from a warring tribe of Ryn's species, she infiltrates a plane departing from Russia and escapes into the water
Ryn's baby is also born which could signal the survival of her entire race
Tia wants to unify with Ryn's tribe to cleanse the ocean and take back their territory but it involves wiping out the humans entirely so a civil war may be on the horizon, she also has a secret weapon to tip the scales to her advantage
Robb Wellens is an environmentalist looking to clean up plastic from the water and he might have a slight interest in Maddie but he's hiding something
Ben starts experimenting on himself with the stem cells but there are side effects, can he actually be with Ryn on land and sea?
The finale leads to an all out attack on humankind orchestrated by Tia but can Ben, Maddie, and Ryn stop her?
Can the warring tribes be at peace or destroy one another?
Maddie then suffers a loss and the future remains uncertain for Ben
Sad to say this is the end of the series on Freeform like so many, which is a shame because i was loving this world a lot mixing mermaid mythology with young adult drama
Ben, Maddie, and Ryn were some of my favorite characters able to bond in many ways and hoping to bridge the gap between land folk and sea people
It's true too that we can make the world a better place maybe even with love
I'm still glad though Freeform was able to give me something new in the realm of myth and the real world
‘Siren' was a breath of fresh air after the absence of ‘Pretty Little Liars' and ‘Beyond' and I'll miss it. This was the best season as well.
If you're looking to watch something mixing the love of mermaids and addictive drama then this is
something to check out.
From MTV productions and the creators of ‘Sex & the City' and ‘Younger' comes a new Netflix series
Lily Collins stars as Emily an upcoming fashion designer for a marketing firm who gets the chance of a lifetime going to Paris, France
Her boss was originally going but falls ill so Emily takes her place
Like anyone the experience is new and exciting for her but she has so much to learn from the language barrier to the business she's promoting to juggling around several romantic encounters
Emily loves working and making money and although she has a boyfriend some claim she doesn't live to be happy, there's obviously cultural differences she's not accustomed to, she's also spent her whole life trying to be liked
She manages to make friends though adjusting to her new lifestyle
The fish out of water element is all too familiar but thanks to the gorgeous scenery and an infectious giddy performance by Lily Collins it raises the charming likability
A very likable soundtrack too
So much happens in each episode that it's almost overwhelming for Emily but the drama itself is hard to look away from. Okay so there are some stereotypes and over-glamorizing but the performance of Lily Collins is enough to distract.
Short, sweet, beautiful, and full of zest ‘Emily in Paris' is a winner.
Hoping more happens for Season 2!
it's the 7th and final season of the popular post-apocalyptic teen drama
Season 6 was a big step up from the middling 5th season; Earth was completely lifeless, 125 years later the 100 crew awoke from cryosleep to find a new planet, the outpost called Sanctum seemed like a new paradise but its inhabitants were only interested to replace long lost loved ones with the same A.I. tech that created Allie
the cliffhanger last time had Clarke losing her mother, Russell Prime lost his whole family in their new hosts, and a bright green cloud took away Octavia as well as one of the inmate leaders Diyoza, and her daughter Hope came out of the anomaly
Season 7 now has the creators of having the daring task to answer all the questions asked from previous seasons while also wrapping up all the major storylines
after 132 years the crew of the 100 feel that they have found a new home in the form of Sanctum hoping to establish permanent residence
but the issue of sharing it with other groups of people continues to be a challenge with the rest of the inmates frozen and the Sanctum populants
Clarke may have to wage the last war in this history of mankind in order to achieve peace and starting over
Octavia is alive and so is Diyoza along with her child on Planet Beta; there's a new threat in the form of a wormhole that can take anybody to another world and a higher power called THE DISCIPLES of Bardo sends prisoners to this planet to carry out their sentences, flashbacks also show how Hope got separated from her mother and Octavia
Clarke and a handful of others embark to go get their friends back but these disciples have other plans
the leader of Bardo is Neal McDonough who wants to his flock of soldiers to be the only victorious ones in the final war of humanity
We also flashback to the aftermath of the nukes destroying earth and seeing Becca's attempt to rebuild civilization but the promise of bringing mankind to a new world according to her brings about judgment day; because of this the people of Bardem burned her at the stake seeking to control the A.I. tech
Clarke and the others may have no choice but to follow through with Bardo's desire to transcend humanity
The finale leads to Clarke and the others going back to the beginning of their journey with her sadly killing someone else to protect Maddie but ultimately Maddie ends up choosing to save everyone sparing the bloodshed
It all leads to the final confrontation on who will come out on top saving the human race; but are we worthy to be saved or not at all?
the answer to all this violence isn't more violence, not everyone takes an eye for an eye, what do we have left if not our faith, when fighting is all that we've done is that all that we are?, loyalty is not a weakness, you don't win a war by following rules, what's a king without his subjects or vice versa?, you cant fight a human war with an inhuman army, are all the things that make us human unnecessary to better ourselves ?, war is the failure of everything else, is our entire species worthy of evolving to the next level?, is it possible to break free from war and violence altogether?, all of us are mankind one group
'The 100' has been such a fun, gritty, sexy, action-packed, emotionally swelling experience from beginning to end and it brought such fresh feel to the post-apocalyptic genre that's been overdone in other movies and tv programs
these new and upcoming actors have proven themselves to carry this material to new heights, the writers have come up with amazing twists and story turns, and this show serves as a huge wakeup call for the betterment of our species to improve for the days to come
I smiled, laughed, cried, was surprised, shocked, angered and my eyes were opened thanks to many of the episodes' thought-provoking themes, morals, lessons, and philosophical beats about the human race
it's true humanity isn't perfect but if we have more time then we can do better and be better overall
'May we meet again' 100 and thank you so much for putting such an addictive spin on this particular brand of teen drama in a future that seems almost lost to us all
Basically drawing influence from the John Cusack movie which I wasn't a fan of
This series on Hulu is a much better iteration
Zoe Kravitz is such a delight to watch as Rob, she talks to the viewer whilst all the romantic happenings are either building up around her or crumbling down
Each track of music playing matches the scenario she's in
Mainly she's still reeling from splitting from her fiancé desperate to understand why it fell through in the first place
Going from relationship to relationship is prolly not the best idea and even she knows it
Can she ever find something that suits her or is she too much of a introvert that doesn't do well with sharing her thoughts and feelings on certain things?
Zoe Kravitz is the real reason to watch this because it allows her to get a lot more range in a genre that gets overlooked too often with modern dating, relationships, love, heartbreak and commitment
it seemed like Season 3 was the last run of this show but thankfully Netflix picked up a 4th season after that gamechanging cliffhanger
Lucifer got his wings back embracing his nature and by doing so Chloe finally saw his true face and as you'd expect her reaction was less-than-thrilling
a month goes by; Chloe and her daughter have left Los Angeles, Charlotte was flown into heaven by Amenadiel, and Lucifer continues to work with the authorities for murder cases
A prophecy is coming that a priest wants to prevent and Lucifer's first love Eve finally enters the picture
But what is it he really wants? Happyness? Closure? Or simply Chloe?
Amenadiel may also have a new purpose for remaining on earth
The finale leads to the prince of darkness making a deadly decision that'll determine his true role
So what does this mean for the future? Maybe the divine and humanity colliding too much causes unintended consequences
Let's pray and see if Lucifer can still have its wings on the small screen
Season 5 was middling at best; the first half got scary after prisoners landed after waking up from cryosleep and Clarke adopted a child named Maddie and both of them had to defend themselves for a while, the second half kinda muddled around for a bit seeing what became of the rest of the Grounders and the 100 crew trapped under the bunker at Polis after the radiation wave hit
Octavia lost her way as Commander as the Red Queen punishing traitors and defectors not to mention taking the fight to the prisoners wanting to claim earth as their own
Much of the episodes dragged until the finale
Got a lot better with the war being waged and Maddie becoming the new Commander along with everybody being forced to flee the planet before certain doom struck
With Season 6 125 years have passed since the remaining members of the 100 crew and the prisoners escaped earth after missles killed the last section of habitable land, the planet will never be survivable again
Harper and Monty decided to stay awake and have a child, Jordan to show the rest of our heroes what to do
Then they managed to find another planet called Alpha which holds two suns which could be the beginning of a new hope for everyone to start anew
The creators have now shifted things entirely saying goodbye to earth and having the 100 crew land on a new world
A new establishment called Sanctum is also presented showing that its inhabitants are happy, living in peace and harmony with no worries whatsoever
4 groups from Earth set up prime leaders on this planet making them I command
But are things better here? Or potentially worse? There might still be unknown dangers in this strange new land from an eclipsed-induced psychosis, giant bugs, a toxin released from the plant life,
Plus there's another set of Grounders that's warring with the people of Sanctum specifically the Primes
Octavia is also trying to redeem herself for the power hungry dictatorship she displayed almost forsaking everyone
But the scariest thing of all now is that the Primes Of Sanctum have the same kind of A.I. to transfer peoples minds into other hosts body for a deeper much sinister goal and Clarke for them may have a crucial role to play in it
Bringing loved ones back from long ago seems to be Sanctum ‘s endgame particularly with a woman named Josephine who's broken character seems to trace all the way back to before Earth was first nuked
Clarke tries to do better but the stakes are always stacked against her
Not everything miraculous is a miracle, sooner or later we all have to face our demons, we want to change but the truth is maybe we can't, mistakes are forgivable not learning from isn't, it's either immortality or morality
The finale leads to Clarke losing so many more close to her to stop Sanctum from replacing other people, a something called an anomaly has Octavia asking so many questions, and they stumble upon a device that could spell certain doom for everyone
Someone disappears and the creators pave the way for one final season of the 100 crews journey
This was a much improved season from last time and I'm looking forward to seeing how it all wraps up