Mila Watches: Fuller House

Mila Watches: Fuller House

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Hello and happy Tuesday. It’s the queen of consistency here with what was supposed to be called Netflix Talk and now is called Mila Watches because Mila is too lazy to change the thumbnail. Fuller House, the show I’ll talk about today, can be found on Netflix, in case you want to watch it.

Let’s keep this short and sweet, like the actual episodes of Fuller House. It features a grownup DJ Tanner, now DJ Fuller, who has three kids and recently lost her husband. Does this sound familiar to you? If this happened in Colombia, they would’ve called a priest to remove the curse that’s been put upon the family because having three kids and a dead spouse seems like something that happens in every generation.

We also have Stephanie, Kimmy, and her daughter Ramona, as well as DJ’s three sons. Care to guess who else makes appearances in pretty much every episode? Well, of course, Danny, Becky, Jesse, and Joey. At first it was cute, then it became annoying. I mean, they’re recurring characters, not guest stars in the show.

Obviously, we get a lot of the same Full House bs, and if you don’t know what I mean, look for the post I did on that show. However, Fuller House is a 21st century show, and as such, I could relate to so much that I just didn’t get from the original show. I also think that because of the time and the fact that it’s three female main characters, the topics are way more open and less PG.

Anyways, there’s not that much to say about Fuller House. It’s nice and entertaining and something to watch if you have a lot of free time this summer. In the comments below tell me about the show you’re currently watching.

Happy Tuesday!

Love, Miss Camila

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Mila Watches Younger

Mila Watches Younger

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Hello and happy Tuesday. I feel like I haven’t sat down and talked about TV shows in a minute, but here we are, with a brand new Mila Watches. Today I want to talk to you about Younger, a show my best friend told me to watch a long time ago and I never did until I found myself at an Airbnb that had Hulu and thought “why not?”. Teachers was actually my first choice because I absolutely live and die for that show, but I guess it got cancelled or it actually isn’t in Hulu anymore because I couldn’t find it.

Anyway, Younger is this show about a woman called Liza who’s 40 years old, recently divorced, with a daughter in college. She needs to find a job, but after so many years without working, and considering her age, the job thing is not happening. Can you guess what happens? Yes, she creates this new life for herself in which she is 26 years old, and once she does that, she gets the hot boyfriend, the awesome job, and a new BFF. Cute, right?

Now, I wasn’t emotionally in the best place when I (binge) watched this show, so I might have a distorted view on it. All in all, it’s one of those harmless shows that are basically just there for entertaining. I mean, I don’t think I got a valuable lesson from it other than “don’t lie about your age,” but it did make me laugh at times, so I’ll give it that.

The huge highlight of the show for me is Josh, interpreted by Nico Tortorella. That guy is absolutely perfect and delicious, and I could have him for breakfast, lunch and dinner. He could totally be my midlife crisis (if the plan of being happily married and with kids doesn’t work for me), and he could fill my body with tattoos (at a girlfriend discount, of course). Honestly, though, I got to a point where I was just sort of waiting for Josh to appear shirtless, kind of what happened with Prison Break and pretty much any other show with a hot guy in it.

Younger is still releasing episodes, and you all know how much that annoys me because it means at some point I’ll have to wait for a new one to be released. I think I stopped watching halfway through season 4, and right now the episodes being released are from season 5, but I think I’m done with the show, at least for now. I think when the drama is too obvious, shows get boring. I mean, you get the big “will everyone find out about Liza’s lies?” and then “are Josh and Liza meant to be together, or should they both find someone their own age?” and that’s basically it throughout every season. I’m seriously done with that right now.

Have you watched Younger? What are your thoughts on it? Let me know in the comments.

Happy Tuesday!

Love, Miss Camila

Let’s Rant About the Show

Let’s Rant About the Show

NETFLIX TALK_.pngHello and happy Saturday. A while ago I did a review on the novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, and at the end I told you I would also watch and review the show. Now, my intentions were to review the first season, but halfway through episode one, I already had so much to say, that I decided I would just talk about my first impressions. I didn’t even continue watching the show, although for some reason, today I’ve been wanting to binge watch the entire season one.

There is a warning before the first scene starts, about the “difficult issues” the show deals with. That was a feeble attempt at a trigger warning, but at least it was an attempt, no? I also notice that Hannah’s tone was way friendlier and less snarky in the show than it was in the book, and the fact that she makes “no requests” might indicate that the threat element from the novel will not be present in the show. Besides being friendlier in the tapes, Hannah was way more talkative and way perkier when she was alive, at least that’s the vibe her interactions with Clay gave me.

I know that when a show or a movie is made from a book, they are not expected to be exactly the same, and that’s why I like to do separate reviews. The first image we get is Hannah’s locker, which has all sorts of pictures, notes, and flowers on it. This upset me because, in a way, Hannah being an outcast was the reason why she killed herself. And, yes, we see people taking selfies and posting about how “sad” they are, but still, I don’t really believe that Hannah would’ve become so popular after committing suicide.

The story told through the show seemed more like about the way people’s lives after Hannah’s suicide. We are introduced to her parents, and we can also see how messed up everybody really is, especially Clay. By the way, Clay’s pseudo-deep comments are plain stupid and annoying.

Remember that before I said that the “no requests” thing made me hopeful? Just pretend I said nothing, okay? There is a request, and we are playing the threat game. This show was so dramatic and so slow, which is probably why I decided to just watch and review the first episode.

I’ve already talked about Hannah and Clay’s relationship, and how they always talked and appeared to be in friendlier terms than in the book. However, in the show, I sensed that they had this super flirty relationship, and that to me made the whole story way less believable.

Of course, stalker Hannah is present in the show as well. What she doesn’t know is that, for some reason, Clay is always there looking out for her, but saying nothing. Don’t worry, though, him and Hannah seem to be nothing but great friends. If you don’t remember who Hannah was stalking during the first episode of this horrible show, let me tell you, it was the hottie Justin Foley. I graduated from high school a while ago, but man, Justin looks like the best mistake you can ever make.

Justin’s character, though, was all inked, and had a body I’d never seen in a high school senior. Honestly, most of the characters that were pretending to be at school were way older, and acted with much more confidence, not at all like lost teenagers. It wasn’t just the teens in this show that annoyed me, though. The parents were horribly intrusive, and their attitude was not believable in the slightest.

Did you watch the show? What were your thoughts on it? Also, is there a show you 100% recommend? I’m always looking for something to watch.

Happy Saturday!

Love, Miss Camila

 

 

 

My Thoughts on “Wonder”

My Thoughts on “Wonder”

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Hello and happy Tuesday. Also, happy last day of Summertime Madness; starting tomorrow I’ll go back to my regular blogging schedule.

I’ve had this post idea for a while and have actually sat down once before to try and write, but for some reason I just didn’t and decided to go on to “easier” posts. Basically, a few months ago I went to watch Wonder and I wanted to share my thoughts with you, as I’ve done with other movies and some shows.

I own the book, and it’s been in my TBR list for the longest time, but I haven’t picked it up yet, and I think part of the reason I haven’t is the same that hadn’t let me sit down and write this post: there’s no way to approach Wonder without being vulnerable. I’m a crier, okay? I know it and the people in my life know it, but this is one of those movies that will touch every fiber of your soul. That being said, to truly feel it and understand all the messages this movie has to share, you have to be an emotionally mature person. I’m not talking about a defined age, I’m talking about a state in which I think you should be, and I’m saying this because I watched this movie with my 17-year-old sister and her reactions towards some situations were the ones of a person with zero empathy.

This idea leads me to my second conclusion on Wonder, and it’s that it is going to touch ever fiber of your soul, especially if you’ve had some sort of life tragedy in your life. I’m not saying that people with happy lives won’t get this movie; I consider my life pretty happy at the moment, but I think in order to feel that empathy I previously talked about, you have to had experienced something similar to what Auggie, his parents, his sister, and even his friends felt, you know?

It was especially painful for me to see myself reflected on Auggie’s sister because one of my tragedies has to do with one of my siblings. I related to her in many ways because I’d felt and thought what she was feeling and doing. I could also relate to Auggie’s parents (and, before I forget, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson are absolute geniuses) because I experienced my parents’ suffering. And my teacher heart also suffered for all those kids that aren’t having a good time in life because they’re different.

Did you watch Wonder? In the comments let me know what you thought about it!

Happy Tuesday!

Love, Miss Camila

 

 

Netflix Talk: Once Upon a Time

Netflix Talk: Once Upon a Time

NETFLIX TALK_ (1).pngHello and happy Saturday. As I’m getting older, I’m more into fantasy and supernatural/ paranormal stuff, and not just when it comes to books, but also the shows I watch. I recently decided to give Once Upon a Time another chance because I watched season one a while ago and then basically forgot about it. Well, as of right now I’m on season four, so I’m almost done with the show, at least what is available on Netflix. Let’s get started, shall we?

Eleven-year-old Henry reminded me a little bit of my best friend’s nephew, and that made me love the show even more. I thought season one was super cute and innocent, even with the fighting scenes and some “deep” subjects, like the fact that Emma gave Henry up for adoption when she was 18.

There is a sexual vibe at times, but nothing explicit, I mean, it’s not Game of Thrones or anything like that. Besides, how can there not be sex when Jamie Dornan is acting? Yes, he is the hot-ass sheriff, so once again, he’s playing a character who’s into handcuffs…interesting. Also, his accent, which I thought was a bit ridiculous, is real. Oops, sorry.

I loved some more technical aspects of the show, like how it alternates between the fairy-tale world and the real world, and the amazing job done with the costumes and scenery. I also really like the fact that each episode focuses on telling the story of a particular character.

Of course, there were things I didn’t quite love, and I’m going to tell you about it. If you know me, then you probably know that I adore Ginnifer Goodwin, and that He’s Just Not That Into You and Something Borrowed are pretty much my favorite movies and I watch them every chance I get. I despise how she looks as Mary Margaret with her short black hair. It’s also really disturbing to think that Snow White/ Mary Margaret is Emma’s mom. No. Doesn’t work for me.

Have you watched Once Upon A Time? What do you like the most about this show? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Saturday!

Love, Miss Camila

My Thoughts on “It”

My Thoughts on “It”

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Hello and happy Tuesday. I know it’s still the holidays and we should be thinking about happy stuff and sipping hot chocolate and all that, but today I want to talk to you about the new version of the movie It, based on the novel by Stephen King. Let’s get started, shall we?

I love horror films and I enjoy them a lot. They don’t really scare me as much, but rather make me laugh. “It” was definitely entertaining, but it was a long-ass movie. I went to watch it with my family, and at one point my brother, who was sitting next to me, whispered “I want it to be over already,” and I completely agreed with him.

Now, I said it was entertaining, but not in the “I’m super scared, this is awesome” kind of way. In my opinion, this movie wasn’t really scary, and I know some people say it’s nothing like the original movie, which I’ll have to watch in order to make a fair comparison. From what I saw, it was more funny-scary.

A great deal of the movie’s appeal, to me, were the child actors. They were hilarious, and although I’m a teacher and am always making sure that my students use “appropriate language,” it was impossible for me not to love the fact that they cursed all the time.

I’ve always hated clowns, but I’m not afraid of them, which is why I think I didn’t find “It” really scary or disturbing. If you are scared of clowns, then you’ll probably be traumatized. If not, you’ll experience a few scary bits, but other than that don’t expect much.

My sister had a blast analyzing each character’s back story. Let me tell you, those are deep and dark. I haven’t watched the original movie or read the novel, but I felt there was some representation, taking into account that the story was set in a mostly white town in the U.S.

You know I’m a sucker for soundtracks, and the one from this movie was A+. I think it’s what makes me think about probably watching it again sometime in the distant future. Besides that, I’ve added the novel to my wish list, and be sure that I’ll write a post on it when I read it.

Do you like horror films? If so, what is your favorite one and why? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Tuesday!

Love, Miss Camila

GoT Season 1

GoT Season 1

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Hello and happy Friday. I finally joined the Game of Thrones party (yay!), and I wanted to share my thoughts of season 1 with you. Now, these thoughts are very general, so I think they apply to other seasons as well, which is why I’m not going to write follow-up posts about the seasons to come. Let’s get started, shall we?

I remember that a few years ago I tried to start watching this show on a plane and couldn’t. After the first five minutes, I was totally done with it. Yes, it’s a shocking way to start a series, to say the least, but it’s also very mysterious and kind of slow-paced. I get that, given that first impression some people will not want to keep watching, but give it a shot and you won’t regret it, trust me.

Now, sometimes when I watch shows I’m doing something else, like coloring or getting stuff ready for school, but I can’t do that with Game of Thrones. I mean, you have to be 100% focused on what’s going on, at least during the first few episodes so that you know who’s who.

I believe that whoever starts watching Game of Thrones knows that this show is super graphic, but in case you live under a rock, let me tell you: GoT is absolutely explicit in terms of sex and violence. I still have to close my eyes at times, especially when animals or young children get hurt, but I’m getting used to how graphic the show is. If you don’t like stuff like that, then don’t watch because you’re not going to enjoy the show at all.

So yes, I know that this sounded like a major warning instead of an invitation to watch the show, but if you decide you want to give it a try and don’t care about the complex family trees, violence or sex scenes, then you’re going to love the show. And I mean, how can you not? I love Daenerys, I think Arya is a badass, and I totally get why people love Jon Snow.

The books written by George R.R. Martin are in my wishlist, but for now I’ll stick to watching the whole show. If you are watching it or have watched it, please let me know what you think about it (no spoilers, please!).

Happy Friday!

Love, Miss Camila