Netflix’s ‘You’ is the thriller you need to watch

I decided to watch “You” on Netflix because I let society determine my viewing habits and what shows are cool and what shows are not. It actually took me like a couple of days to finish all ten episodes “You.” I paced myself in the beginning because it was a lot to handle. So let’s dive into the show that has everyone freaking out.

I always feel like somebody’s watching me 

“You” was originally a series on Lifetime that premiered in 2018. It starred Penn Badgley (“Gossip Girl”) and Elizabeth Lail (“Once Upton A Time”) as the two main characters of the series. The series was developed by Greg Berlanti. That’s right. The guy that has given us “Riverdale” made this show. When I found this out, immediately got excited because 90% of the shows I watch he touches. He also directed “Love, Simon.” The show is based off of the novel “You,” written by Caroline Kepnes.

The show follows Joe Goldman (Badgley) as he falls in love with Guinevere Beck (Lail) after meeting her in his book store. This is a modern love story as Joe checks her out on social media. He then takes it to a whole other level by legitimately stalking her. Like full fledge creeping out your window stalking. The series then follows Joe and Guinevere’s love story from start to finish.

From the very start, you can tell that it is/was a Lifetime show. Lifetime shows have a certain feel and look to them. “You” has that look and feel. It’s not a bad thing because it’s actually a much better show than what is usually on Lifetime. It took a while for the show to really get into the story but when it did, it kept you in engaged in it.

For me, it was just creepy and didn’t really have me jumping or anything like that. Joe was extremely creepy and made me question people around me. Like who is being like Joe and just stalking me and watching my social media? I did have someone who followed me on twitter and I was the only one he was following. He was always replying back to my tweets, It got a bit creepy and I blocked him. This kind of brought back in my mind. Joe followed her in real life and on social media. It kind of made me question everything that I share on there. It’s probably a good thing that I don’t post a lot of pictures.

The acting on this show is way better than what is typically on a Lifetime show. Badgley was honestly the best part of the series. The dude doesn’t get enough props for his acting chops. The way he portrayed the character makes you question your feelings. There are times where you hate him and want him to go away. Other times you feel for him because there’s something that happened to cause him to be that way. He needs to get some sort of award for his portrayal.

Verdict

I do recommend “You” as it’s something everyone should watch. It’s a show that makes you think and question everything that you do when it comes to social media, especially when it comes to dating. It keeps you interested and it’s just a wild ride. The show has been renewed for a second season as a Netflix original show. I’m excited to see what Netflix does with it.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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The positive review of Britney Spears’ ill-fated ‘Britney Jean’

In the sake of being more positive, I thought about trying to pick the Top 5ive songs off of crappy and not very good albums. Boy, that was a pain in the butt. It was like trying to the best redeeming qualities of an orange loudmouth who may or may not being homophobic, racist, and appear to be very sticky. So I decided to it might be better just to talk about the positive things about it instead. What a better way to do it then with the album that all Britney Spears fans hate, “Britney Jean.”

CLICK HERE TO READ MY REVIEW OF “BRITNEY JEAN”

Sorry Leslie Knope, but this isn’t a trap. How this is going to work is that I’m going to talk positively about the album without mentioning the singles. So “Work Bitch” and “Perfume” won’t be mentioned at all. It’s like the never existed, what we all wish would happen with this album. If I do a good job, then I’ll allow myself one paragraph to bitch and moan about this album.

There are two types of People in the world…

“Britney Jean” is a good experimental album for Britney Spears. It’s an album that is unlike any of her previous works before. None of her previous stuff sounds like this. There’s a decent amount of songs that rather good club bangers. “Till It’s Gone,” “Body Ache,” and “Tik Tik Boom” have catchy beats and you can really jam out to it. 

Britney Spears performing at “Britney: Piece of Me” in 2013

Britney also brings up her game as she features a lot of big names on the album. Her sister Jamie Lynn Spears, T.I., and will.i.am are featuring on songs that will make you shake. It’s rather refreshing to see Britney interact with other artists on her album. Before “Glory,” She really hasn’t other artist featured in her song since her 2004 album “In The Zone.”

If you don’t want to hear my actual thoughts then I would just skip the following paragraph. I earned my paragraph to bitch and moan about “Britney Jean.” This is the hardest thing I had to do. Even if some of it is sarcasm. So without further ado, here’s a paragraph of my thoughts on “Britney Jean:”

While I think “Work Bitch” is the highlight of the album, “Britney Jean” is just positively her worst album ever. I truly believe that “Lohan Holiday” is a better album just because it had a single and consistent theme to it. “Britney Jean” was all over the place and didn’t sound like Britney at all. If this bitch could hit the high note in “Passenger” all this time, then just give her all the Grammys. Don’t get me started on the songs she did with will.i.am and her sister. I could go on and on about how horrible they are. They ruined my soul listening to them.

I hope you enjoyed my positive only review of “Britney Jean.” I hurt every fiber of my soul to write this. I’m very glad that Britney took the time to make something. Next positive review will hopefully be a little bit easier. 

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Jojo takes ‘The High Road’ to her queendom

It’s a new month and a new year. Since it’s January and this artist just re-released all of her old music, it’s only fitting to dedicate a whole month to her. Welcome to Jojo January. No, it’s for JoJo Siwa and her obsession with big bows. That’s all the jokes I’m going to make about her since she’s only like 8 years old. I’m talking about the original teen queen Jojo. There are four Fridays in January and she happens to have three albums and two extra songs on iTunes.

While we all agree that Jojo is the queen we can get behind, her second album is where it’s at. The name of it ended up foreshadowing what would be her life after the release of her second album. I’ve dive deeper into it when we talk about next single before her third studio album “Mad Love.” It was pretty much the worst thing that could happen to an artist. But she rose above and that’s why we stan her. We only stan queens and Jojo is a queen.

CLICK HERE FOR THE REVIEW OF JOJO’S DEBUT ALBUM

Your chance has come and gone

Originally released in 2006, Jojo’s “The High Road” was her follow up to the self-titled album “Jojo.” The album itself was a little bit more matured than her first. It was more of a reflection of her life at the time. This album signaled growth. Her growth as an artist and as a person.

I’ll be honest, this album was a much better and stronger album than “Jojo.” So far, it’s my favorite album of her. It’s a mix of hip hop, rock, and pop. This came across more like what you would get with Jojo. The first album had her come across as this cool chick like J-Lo. She was Jo-Lo. This album seemed more like Joanna Levesque. This was real, this was her. This was exactly who she wanted to be. She was going to let the light, shine on her.

“Too Little Too Late” is, of course, the stand out on the album. It’s probably her most well-known single. It’s probably the song that best represents the album. There aren’t really any bad songs on the album. There are some that just fell flat but it’s not like “Jojo.” Like I said in that review, that album all blended into each other. Nothing stood out. This is not the case with “The High Road.” It’s a more well-rounded album. Other favorites on the album are “Let it Rain,” and “Anything.” “Anything” samples the iconic song from Toto called “Africa.” Those are bops. “The Way You Do Me” is a dirty little diddy that makes you question the adults of her former record label. Why would you let a 16 year old sing about sex like that.

Verdict

Overall, “The High Road” is a much better and more personal album from Jojo. I enjoyed it more than I did in the first album. It’s a nice mix of genres and as I said, it sounds more like Jojo than the first. I also recommend this album.

I also recommend listening to the Spanish version of “Too Little Too Late.” I’m a big listener of Spanish versions of songs. It’s a gem that most people just sleep on it. I found it on YouTube but it’s a full-on bop to the top.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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I watched my first ever episode of ‘The Bachelor’

Back in 2014, I wrote a little piece literally titled “How ‘The Bachelor’ is outside stupid.” After watching my first ever episode of “The Bachelor,” I am slightly sorry that I did such a rash judgment on the show because frankly, this show is just the gift that keeps on giving.

What is love?

So I grew up on the trashy VH1 reality shows like “Flavor of Love,” “Rock of Love,” and “I Love New York.” It was those feels of “This is a train wreck” that I got from this show. From iconic lines like “I haven’t been with a virgin since I was 12,” to one girl staking her claim as the bitchy villain, I was INTO THIS SHOW.

I began to question my decision when it was the first episode I watched was three hours long. THREE HOURS. Most of which was just filler. There were two people just chilling in the inflatable hot tub located in the middle of a parking lot. I’m pretty sure they were in the hot tub the entire three hours. Then they were going to “parties” across the country where there were fans with people that I think have some sort of ties to the show but honestly, it was lost on me besides the fact that it was a mess. There were some proposals but I was enthralled by some of the fans were drunk/high. Like it’s was blatantly obvious.

Then they would act like they didn’t cut back and forth from pre-recorded video. Like the host, Chris Harrison, would be standing at one of the parties. He would then cut to the actually episode and totally act like Chris wasn’t just standing there with a live studio audience. Then they would cut back to Chris in the studio audience. They are just acting like that never happened. It’s like Chris just ran from point A to point B in a millisecond. At least acknowledge it whether joking or serious.

Like a Virgin

Meet Colton Underwood. The virgin bachelor that they keep reminds us about

The best part of the entire episode was the ladies meeting the bachelor. Now, I had no clue who Colton Underwood was until this episode. I was literally just googling him trying to figure out his past on “The Bachelorette.” There was even a super long scene of Colton showering. Then the intros for some of the ladies were just so awkward. They were trying to be so serious but it wasn’t. The “Big Brother” intros were so much better. They didn’t take themselves too seriously. I think these ladies believe that Colton will be watching these intros. Spoiler: He’s too busy showering for the cameras.

Meeting the ladies of his life

Colton meeting the ladies was the start of the trainwreck. There was a sloth that started to head over towards before the commercial break and then was still going after the commercial break. Then one girl literally gave him her dog. The next girl came out like Cinderella. It was a shit show. I was here for this shit show. There was also a ton of virgin jokes. It was a chance to see how cringy all these girls are. They were cringy af. here was some drama but it really wasn’t anything massive.

Him showering when on for like 3-5 in different showers and in different parts of the world

Then the rose ceremony was just over the top. Like just throw these girls in a cage and let them fight it out over you boo. But I was sitting going “I hope this bitch doesn’t get one.” Of course, that bitch got one. I deeply invested in the show. Then the best moment of the ceremony was that they had them leaving the house in the morning. That’s right, the ladies that didn’t get a rose got to do the walk of shame. Oh, Cinderella got eliminated and they had a pumpkin just sitting there as she did the walk of shame. I’m pretty sure Colton is the first virgin to have five women do the dreaded walk of shame.

During the entire time, I was cringing and living for every moment. I’m now fully committed in and into watching Colton Underwood lose his virginity and hopefully find love. Again, please forgive me for all my past criticisms of this beautiful trainwreck. I’m now all in. Please give me more.

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