TV Show Review: Cold Case Season One

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Cold Case was a show that I was obsessed with when it was on TV. Forever, I haven’t been able to rewatch it because the music used in the show makes it difficult to put it on DVD or streaming services. Thankfully, I found that the whole series was on Roku and started having myself a rewatch. As I started, I decided that I would do reviews for each episode.
So, under the cut is a small review for each episode, followed by my overall thoughts of the season.

[WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW]

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TV Show Review: So Weird Season One

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So, when I heard about Disney Plus I was adamant that I wasn’t going to get it because I am paying for enough streaming services and while I wanted to watch all my childhood shows, I refused to budge. That all changed when I found out that they were putting my favorite show of all time on Disney Plus. You see when I was younger, I was obsessed with So Weird and I attribute it to why I’ve loved so many supernatural/paranormal movies, TV Shows, and books as I’ve grown up.
I connected to this show and to Fiona’s character so much that I remember when Disney Channel stopped playing reruns I was devastated because I had no way to watch my favorite show. So, when I heard the whole series was on Disney Plus I caved, paid for the subscription, and started rewatching my favorite show.
As I watched each episode of season one, I decided I would review each episode. So below the cut, you will find a brief reviews for each episode with a star rating, followed by my overall thoughts on the season and a star rating for the season as a whole.

[WARNING: Spoilers for season one and future episodes below.]

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Book Review: The 100 by Kass Morgan

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Going into this book after watching four seasons of the TV show, at first, was very difficult. The first couple chapters I just kept comparing the book to the show, but the more I read the more I realized that I had to look at the show and book as completely different things. There are some elements to the show that I like more than the book and vice versa.

[WARNING: spoilers below]

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Book Review – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Alexander Freed

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I really enjoyed Rogue One and thought Alexander Freed did a good job at fleshing out the story and characters even more in this adaptation of the film. I think one of the reasons it took me so long to read this book was because I’ve seen the movie multiple times and since I already knew what was going to happen in the plot, I just wanted everything to progress faster, but since this was a novel that wasn’t the case.
That in no way means that this book is slow paced, it’s just a personal thing with me as a reader. So, I think that plus the “Supplemental Data” sections were what brought this book down for me. It’s still a well executed book that gives you great insight into the minds of these characters and explores their connections even more than they were in the film.
Overall, I did enjoy Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Alexander Freed and I’d give it 4outof5Stars.
I’d also recommend it to any Star Wars fan or any fan of the Rogue One film.

Book Review: The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

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Okay, this book was a lot more enjoyable as a whole to me compared to The Wrath and the Dawn. It took me awhile to get into the first book, but I was hooked from the first chapter of this one. Now, I understand why I liked this one more than the first one and that’s due to the fact that the first one has to set everything up. It’s job is to introduce me to this world that Renee Ahdieh created and she did a great job in the first one, it just took me awhile to get into it.

[Slight Spoilers Below]

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Book Review: The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

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Rupi Kaur once again draws me into her world of pain, yet hope. I absolutely loved her first book, Milk and Honey and this second book did not disappoint. The imagery and the way Rupi expresses herself with words is so vivid, which makes it all the more enjoyable for me to read her work. I found myself getting lost in all of Rupi’s pain and self-loathing, but then being warmed by her descriptions of love for herself and others in her life.
I will say the stand out poem in this collection to me is “Home”. It was so powerful and actually made me start crying. It hit me so hard and I just found myself needing to take a second to collect myself before I read more. “The Art of Growing” was another stand out poem, along with “Broken English”. Both of them were so powerful in the message Rupi was trying to express in them.
It’s just so inspiring and amazing to me to read everything Rupi has been through and how she hasn’t let it destroy her. Her work makes me feel like I’m not alone when I’m feeling low or hopeless and makes me hope that one day all the darkness will disappear to let the light in.
Overall, I adored The Sun and Her Flowers as much as I adored Milk and Honey and I’m going to give it 5outof5Stars.

If you liked Rupi’s first book then I think you’ll enjoy this one, but I can understand how her work/the subject matter of her work is not for everyone. I’d still recommend you give her work a chance though because it is really enjoyable and thoughtful.

Book Review – The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening & The Struggle by L.J. Smith

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So, I decided to reread the books simply because I was feeling a little nostalgic after the series finale of the TV show, not so much for the show, but for the books.
Now, the one thing I clearly remembered from the first time I read these books, which I think was almost ten years ago, was how much I hated Elena Gilbert and after finishing the books I can say those feelings were justified.

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