TV SHOW: Mindhunters (Season 1)

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NO. OF SEASONS: 1 – Ongoing
NETWORK: Netflix
EPISODES: 10
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: In 1970’s FBI agents Ford and T go on a pioneering study into the minds of serial killers to
GENRE:  Crime Drama
WARNING: Very explicit language and graphic scenes.
RATING: 4.5/5

By now you should know how much I love my true crime shows, so you can imagine how excited I was to watch this show when it showed up on my Netflix recommendations a couple of weeks ago. And let me tell you, it did not disappoint. I went in for one episode and instead found myself binge watching the entire 10 episodes. Now, here are all the reasons why you should watch it, and one or two things I didn’t really like. Continue reading

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Favorite TV Shows & Movies From 2017

Now that 2018 is done and over with, I can finally talk about some of my favorite shows and movies from 2017. In general I think it was a good year for me and TV shows / movies, and in many cases I didn’t expect to love the show or movies as much as did.  I even learned to embrace a new genre I wasn’t sure existed. I’m just not sure what it says about me if all of my favorite shows happen to be either science fiction, horror (arguable), or crime.

NOTE: Mind you, these are shows and movies I watched this year. Also, it was really hard putting these in order.

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TV SHOW REVIEW: The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 1)

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NO. OF SEASONS: 1 – Ongoing
NETWORK: Hulu
EPISODES: 10 – Ongoing
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Because of the low birth rate in Gilead, handmaids are forced to bear children to the families of the commanders.
GENRE: Dystopian | Drama
NOTE: Based on the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name.
WARNING: Graphic scenes and subject matter.
RATING: 5/5 Continue reading

My Favorite True Crime Shows

Within the past year or so I’ve found out that I really like true crime stories whether they’re shows, podcasts, or YouTube videos. I find them as fascinating as they are disturbing, and most of the time they make me angry. So why do I keep watching them? Because I love seeing how the justice system works starting from evidence, interpreting the signs, finding the criminal, the court case, and eventually the verdict. I think this list shows a different aspect of how the justice system works in the U.S. whether we like it or not. Continue reading

TV SHOW REVIEW: Girlboss

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NO. OF SEASONS: 1
NETWORK: Netflix
EPISODES: 13
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Loosely based on Sophia Amoruso’s real life rags to riches story by selling vintage clothing online.
GENRE: Comedy
NOTE: The series has been canceled after one season by Netflix.
WARNING: Explicit language and (somewhat) graphic scenes.
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My Favorite Shows Featuring Latinos

American TV shows like Modern FamilyThe Fosters, and even Lost featured Latino actors and characters, but they weren’t about Latinos. In fact, there are very few shows out there that have a majority Latino cast as the stars of the show. So for Hispanic Heritage month here are five of my favorite shows featuring Latino / Hispanic families. Continue reading

My Guilty Pleasure: Telenovelas

It is true. I watch telenovelas, and I love them.

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I’ve been wanting to talk about my love of telenovelas and Turkish dramas on this blog for a long time, since I started this blog over a year ago, but every time I sat down to write about them my mind goes in a thousand different directions. I want to talk about everything from my personal history, my experience with them, and my favorites. In other words, I have too many thoughts and I never know how to organize them into coherent sentences. So, this Telenovela discussion will come in parts. Continue reading