New Show Recommendation

What is summer for? For me, summer means that I can watch more movies/spend more days at the movie theatre… Orrrrr I can pick up a new show!!

Over the last few days, I have started watching Sons of Anarchy. It is so incredibly addicting. I was watching back to back episodes for hours and hours… And more hours. I killed the first season last night (early this morning technically).

It took me a while to understand why exactly I love this show so much. I still don’t entirely understand. No, it is not just because of Charlie Hunnam. I think when you like any show so much, you grow to like the characters or actors regardless.

Usually, the shows or movies that appeal to me are ones which are far from the things I am able to experience physically. Then along with that, they are relatable enough that they have the ability to pull me into that reality.

Sons of Anarchy is so different from my life and the things that I experience on a day to day basis. But the thing is, it’s not something fantastical or full of magic that I wish I could feel in my life. It’s just so raw. It just seems like such a realistic setting and I can really feel their pain.

This is starting to sound similar to a show like Degrassi, 90210, or One Tree Hill… these teen show dramas. It’s not even close, although I’m starting to recognize similarities now. It is about everyday life drama. But Sons of Anarchy is focused on an older group of people and targeted to an older audience (I imagine). And… the show doesn’t take place in high school or college. It’s about a biker gang. Hahaha, I don’t know why this is so difficult. I just really want to convince people of how great of a show it is. I’m actually disappointed in myself that I began watching it so late. But of course, better late than never!

As always, feel free to leave a comment below. I love to read them. 🙂 Tell me what the summer means for you.

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Pacific Rim Review

Del Toro did real good.

I was actually going to skip this movie today because I just wasn’t in the mood to get myself to the movie theatre. I’m a lazy one… But goodness, am I glad I went anyways.

Pacific Rim is the perfect escape. The movie was magnificent. It is one of the best cinematic experiences I have ever had. Watch it in IMAX or don’t watch it all. I watched it in 3D for the IMAX, and god am I happy I got to see it in 3D. I was completely there. All of my previous worries were almost completely forgotten because instead, I was worrying about who was going to drift with Raleigh. (I love that name, by the way.)

I find that IMAX is quite irritating sometimes with how loud it is. But this movie needed it. I was so immersed with everything that was going on. I could touch the water. I could hear the echo of Idris Elba’s voice. I could even hear the wind whoosh past my face when I turned it up so high to see the Gipsy.

The visuals were incredible. The Jaegers felt so real.

For anyone who has seen the movie, I loved the whole drifting concept. I can’t say I completely understood, but I don’t think it was meant to be analyzed that much. It works for the movie to say that it’s just something that you have to experience first-hand as a pilot to truly understand what it means to drift.

This, in this very moment, is my favourite movie ever. I feel so obsessed. It’s not actually my favourite movie, but the fact that I felt like I needed to say it anyways, means that it’s pretty dang amazing.

This was my favourite summer movie, action-wise at least. The fighting scenes were SO good. Forget Iron Man, Fast 6, Star Trek, even Man of Steel. Yup, I just totally said that the action was better than Man of Steel (and I loved Man of Steel).

Charlie Hunnam is so fantastic. Personally, I think his voice has a more appealing tone in the movie, with the fake accent. I have been putting it off for so long, but I definitely need to go watch “Sons of Anarchy” now.

There are also no complaints from my end in terms of casting, especially with secondary characters played by Charlie Day and Burn Gorman. They were a riot (in a good way).

I’m also going to have the part where Pentecost (Idris Elba) yells, “Today we are cancelling the apocalypse!” replaying in my head.

I’ll just avoid going into detail how obsessed I am with Idris.

There’s more that I want to share, but most of that includes spoilers, so I’ll keep it to myself. And if anyone is curious, hit me up or comment below. 🙂