Why you should watch: Veronica Mars

Today is July 1st. Besides the fact this month sucks, the only highlight of this month is the fact that “Veronica Mars” is available to be streamed fully on Hulu in America, and some other streaming services around the world. Because of this, and it coming back on July 26th with an eight-episode fourth season. In honor of everyone favorite sassy blonde detective coming to streaming syndication, here’s why you should watch “Veronica Mars” if you haven’t already.

Long Time ago, We used to be friends

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Who is Veronica Mars?

Veronica Mars is a private investigator that works at her father’s detective agency in the sunny Neptune, California since she was a teenager She solves cases for her peers and even helps solve her father’s cases, whether he wants her to or not. Veronica was initially one of the upper elite, wealthy clique at Neptune High. She lost her friends after her father, the sheriff at the time before being voted out, accused famous software billionaire Jake Kane of murdering his daughter and Veronica’s BFF. Oh, she was also dating Lily’s brother before she was killed. Yeah, Veronica has a lot going and this is just the first episode.

Why should you watch Veronica Mars?

“Veronica Mars” is an extremely well-written show that isn’t just a teen show. It’s a smart show that is written in a manner that everyone can get it. Each episode has it’s own standalone case while there is a bigger mystery taking either the whole season or half a season. “Veronica Mars” is the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” of the teen mystery genre. Without “Veronica Mars,” you might not have shows like “Riverdale.” It made the teen noir mystery seem cool. Veronica Mars was sassy, smart, and very similar to Buffy Summers. Both characters weren’t the girls you think would be taking down bad guys. They weren’t the stereotypic blonde girls you would see in their style of shows. They broke the mold.

I could sit here for hours and tell you about how much I love “Veronica Mars.” If you like good, quality noir and mystery shows, I highly recommend watching “Veronica Mars.” Just because it’s a teen show, it doesn’t mean you should sleep on the show. It’s not your average teen show and really shouldn’t be in that category. Take a trip down to Neptune, California, and meet everyone’s favorite private investigator. It worth your time.

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Miley Cyrus shines in epi​sode of ‘Black Mirror’ as Ashley O

In case you have been living under a rock, Miley Cyrus not only released the first third of her seventh album, “SHE IS MILEY CYRUS.” But she also starred in an episode of the Netflix series “Black Mirror.” Before she becomes the first person to get on the Billboard Music charts under three different names, it’s time to talk about Miley’s episode on this series. It’s the best of both worlds.

Meet Ashley O, aka Hannah Montana 2.0

Head like a hole, black as your soul

“Black Mirror” is a British Anthology series. So what this means that none of the episodes are standalone episodes and have nothing to do with each other. So can watch Miley’s episode without having to worry about getting caught up first. The series follows what can happen with new technology in modern society and the side effects of what would happen, whether good or bad. If you know what “The Twilight Zone” is, it’s similar to that.

Miley’s episode is entitled “Rachel, Jack, and Ashley Too.” It follows Ashley O, a pop star that is starting to feel the pressure of being something that she doesn’t feel like it’s her. Her management team is doesn’t care and puts creative constrictions on her. Ashley is looked up by a fan named Rachel, who gets an AI doll of Ashley called Ashley Too who she uses to as a friend. Rachel hasn’t been able to make friends since the death of her mother. Rachel’s sister, Jack, isn’t a big fan of Ashley O or the Ashley Too doll.

This episode is a fantastic episode. The episode has issues when it comes to a coherent plot and pacing. There are too many plots going on that it’s all over the place. You think it is going one way, but then it goes another and forgets where it was going to go. Like there was a plot started about Rachel and Jack dealing with the loss of their mother, but it was thrown out during the middle and final act of the episode. Then it gets resolved by the end, but there’s not any real resolution.

The primary arch of the episode is more on Ashley O, and her management controls her so she can be who they want her to be due to how much money she is making for them. Without going too much into the story and spoiling it, it’s incredibly relevant to pop music in this day and again. More so in particular to the #FreeBritney movement that happened a couple of months ago. Honestly, Ashely O has a lot of similarities to Britney Spears.

The pacing of the episode is the biggest problem. It drags through the beginning and part of the middle acts. It’s not dull per se but it doesn’t peak your interest until the true intentions of the Ashley O and her management team come into the light. Most of the beginning is just getting to know Rachel and Jack, which is fine but the plot isn’t really strong enough to carry the show. Especially when it doesn’t proper development.

“Rachel, Jack, and Ashley Too” isn’t a bad episode but rather a good one. It just suffers from too many plots that create a slightly incoherent plot at times and pacing. I do recommend checking it out because Miley’s performance in it was everything. Miley was the highlight of the episode, especially as the Ashley Too doll. I got “Hannah Montana” vibes from the wig, and that’s when nostalgia hit. I liked the episode and hope they do more with Ashley O.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Will they be there for you?

banner popNews broke yesterday that there will be a revival/reunion season of the series that you clapped along with every week and made you want to visit central perk every time you visited NYC. This made all the world go CooCoo for Coco Puffs and everyone was like “OMG! EYES ARE BLEEDING BECAUSE I’M SO EXCITED FOR THE FACT THAT THIS IS HAPPENING!”

Well, your eyes were bleeding for nothing but a bunch of lies. That’s right, E! News reported that this is just a vicious rumor. The show’s creator Marty Kauffman (no relation) said:

“I’m going to clear this up—it’s not happening! Friends was about that time in your life when your friends are your family and once you have a family, there’s no need anymore.”

So according to Marty, once you have yourself a family then you have no need for friends anymore? Gurl, you be straight up trippin’. You just don’t throw your friends to the curb once you get yourself a family. Sometimes, your family will drive you up the wall cray-cray and your friends are the people who you go to complain about your family to and who you go out with to get away from your family.

I think we all can agree that it would be interesting to see how Chandler, Monica, Joey, Ross, Rachel, and Phoebe interact with each other and with others in this new stage of their life. But alas, it looks like we won’t know if they will still there for each other. Hopefully, we will a reunion in the future because it will answer the age-old question of how the hell they had the power to turn off all of those lights from one lamp.

Shows that should have been left alone: The Powerpuff Girls

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banner popEver hear about a remake of a show you just loved and then you watched it and just thought “That should have been left alone”? Well I did and this is how this article was born. So sit back, relax, and let me explain to why they should have let The Powerpuff Girls alone.

After the Cartoon Network hit ended back in 2005, the wonderful country that brought you Sailor Moon, Pokémon, and YuGiOh! thought it would be a magical idea to make the show into an anime called Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z! The show set the girls in New Townsville, or Tokyo City if you are watching the Japanese version. Professor Utonium and his son, Ken Kitazawa, were trying to stop a bunch of icebergs from freezing the city due to a major ecological disaster . So Ken thought it would be a good to shoot some Chemical Z, the next evolution of Chemical X, at it the iceberg which ended up sending a bunch of “Z waves” into the city. This hit three normal girls (Momoko, Miyako and Kaoru) and let them transform into “The Powerpuff Girls Z”. It also hit the Utonium Family’s robotic pet named “Poochi” gained the ability to talk and such but that really isn’t important. The “Z Waves” also created the villains like Mojo Jojo, Him, etc. The three girls, who never knew each before this, became friends and banded together to protect New Townsville.The personalities of the characters are the same as their original counterparts and they stick to the story lines like The Rowdyruff Boys storyline.

This anime wouldn’t have been as horrible if it wasn’t for the fact that they changed so much and pretty much ruined the concept of it. Granted,They changed it to fit with the type of anime it was and to feel like the Super Sentai and Kamen Raider series that are extremely popular  in Japan, but it would have been still as good if they were to stick with the original concept. I do like that the girls are older than what they were in the original series. It adds more to the storyline because there is only so much you can do with kindergartener before you would run out with ideas. But with 13-year-old girls in the 8th grade, you could do way more and make the storylines more in-depth (Something, you think they would have taken advantage of).

The main problem with this show is that they changed so much of it and it just didn’t seem like The Powerpuff Girls we grew up knowing and loving. The way they presented it was also extremely bad. The original show was clever and witty for it being on Cartoon Network, but this show is more childish than anything else. I could go on and on about how bad this anime was but I think that there is an english dub version and it’s been aired everywhere but the United States of America says a lot. Even the creator of the original, Craig McCracken, wasn’t involved in the production(it probably would have rocked then if he was).

They even made a Manga of the original series was created in 2004 and it stuck the original story lines and acted more like an add-on to the original series. This would have been better than this anime. Maybe I’m just an angry fan but I don’t think I’m alone in saying that Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z! was just a major disappointment in something that could have amazed the world. 

So for the first time, Japan has ruined an American Series instead of the other way around.

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