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: Queer Eye

Mila Watches: Queer Eye

 

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Hello and happy Thursday. Let’s keep this post short and sweet because I have many things to do today and I’m sure you do too.¬† Let’s get started, shall we?

I recently came across Queer Eye and after debating whether I should watch it, I decided I’d give it a try. You see, I had the idea that it would be like the original show, where five gay men went to straight man’s house to put him together for a date. You can see my eye roll from where you are.

You see, since Queer Eye for the Straight Guy ended, I’ve been blessed with higher education and I have been introduced to the horrors of heterosexism, so I was hesitant about watching such a blatant display of, well, heterosexism. You see, there is nothing inclusive or progressive in having five people helping a straight man get a date if the whole idea of the show is based on stereotypes.

Queer Eye, the new version, has five gay men, who all excel in at least one area, but who do not help straight men get dates. Oh no. They rebuild churches and reunite fathers with their sons. They make other queer individuals feel loved and respected. They help out siblings with their family business and all in all they show us that the world is still a good place and there are awesome people living in it.

If you feel like you need to let your emotions flow, or that you need to cry but you just can’t, watch an episode of Queer Eye, and I assure you, the tears will flow. Which of the Fab Five is your favorite and why? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Thursday!

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

Underhyped Movies I Totally Love

Underhyped Movies I Totally Love

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Hello and happy Thursday. I feel like December is the best time to sit in front of your T.V or computer and watch a ton of movies. Personally, since I started reading at the pace I do, I’ve discovered that I don’t like watching movies as I did before. I’m pickier now when it comes to what I watch, but there are some movies I adore and feel that don’t get the hype they should.

Today I’m sharing with you three movies I love, and I’ll give you my reasons to watch them. Let’s get started, shall we?

-Oz The Great and Powerful

Out of the three, this is the movie I watched most recently (actually re-watched, but I realized I’d watched it before like halfway through) and it easily became one of my favorites. I think you could easily confuse this movie for a children’s one, but in my opinion it’s meant for young adult audiences.

It is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, and it focuses on how the wizard arrived to Oz and became its powerful ruler. I absolutely love the balance between the magic, fantastic stuff, and the exploration of human issues. I think that last part is what really made me love the movie and realize it’s not really for young kids, the fact that it explores, and at times criticizes the human condition in a way that has you questioning your own thoughts and actions.

-Maleficent

I’ve watched this movie twice at, I think, two crucial moments of my life, and I must say I liked it way better the first time. I still love this movie, of course, but I think much of it’s appeal comes from the first time you watch it, the novelty of it all. It is a prequel to the Sleeping Beauty, which is my all time favorite Disney princess movie, and it focuses on Maleficent.

Throughout the movie we realize that Maleficent is not all that bad, she’s actually just really angry, and that the king wasn’t as nice and generous as he appears to be. We learn that Maleficent is not really a witch but a fairy, and again, we see how some issues related to human relations are explored.

I know many children have watched this movie, and I’m pretty sure it’s advertised as a children’s movie, but again, I feel adults will really get the true meaning of this story, which goes beyond just letting us know what was Maleficent’s life like before becoming the villain of the Sleeping Beauty.

-Puss in Boots 

Finally, there’s Puss in Boots, which is a spinoff of Shrek. Here we learn about the Puss in Boots’ life before meeting Shrek, and let me tell you, this story is better than Shrek the 3rd and Shrek 4 Ever After combined. Yes, that’s how the last two Shrek movies are called, but I’m sure you didn’t know that.

It’s a funny movie, and it still includes characters from children’s stories and nursery rhymes like Shrek did, but in terms of the message of the story, it goes beyond what our green friend and his adventures taught us.

I think if you’re a teacher, a parent, or a caretaker, you could be able to teach a lot of lessons to your kids with this movie. It explores family relations and how to deal with being betrayed by somebody you love, and also how to act on certain situations or before people who could be negative influences. So, in that way you can really have a discussion on many topics that are key for children as they grow up.

There we have them, three underhyped movies I love. I know I’ll find more along the way, so be sure to check this blog regularly and you might find a follow-up post. In the meantime, tell me some of the movies you love but that deserve more hype.

Happy Thursday!

Love, Miss Camila

Netflix Talk: Degrassi Season 4

Netflix Talk: Degrassi Season 4

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Hello and happy Tuesday. Do you have a day or afternoon off and want to binge watch a show on Netflix? Well, Degrassi is the perfect show if you don’t want something super profound, but especially if you want to watch a show that’s super fast paced and that you can go over in a day or less.

I’m going to talk about season 4, which is the one I most recently watched, but I encourage you to watch the first ones. Trust me, it’ll take you a few hours. I kid you not, two minutes after the season began, there was already a lot of drama going on, and I was super into it. I’m sorry, but there’s a part of me that enjoys watching teenage/high school drama and thinking “well, good thing I no longer have to experience that.”

There are characters who I instantly hated from the moment they made their first appearance, like Esme, and there are others, like Frankie, whom I’ve grown to despise. Put them both together, and you’ll get me rolling my eyes for full scenes.

Now, of course, there are characters I adore. Miles is great for many reasons, and in season 4 he proves to be a true sex god with an amazing body. Saad, who’s introduced in season 3 is a total cutie and I rooted for him throughout the season.

Something that surprised me in a positive way is that Lola, who is from Argentina, actually speaks Spanish (with an accurate Argentinian accent!). As a Latina, it bothers me when characters are cast for roles in which they have to speak Spanish, but they do so poorly. The actress who plays Lola, at least in that tiny part where her character speaks in Spanish, does so with a flawless accent, and made my Latina heart super happy.

Every season, there are certain issues that are discussed as part of the plot. In this season, issues like feminism (what it is, and what it’s not), and gender identity were discussed, specifically because one of the characters feels like they don’t belong in the gender category they’d been assigned at birth. Also, given the terrorist attacks that took place in different European countries, this issue, too, was discussed, as well as the way people started to think about Muslims after these attacks.

So yeah, I guess this show does make you think about stuff and reflect how our young people should be taught about current issues, but it’s still bubbly and light in general, which is great for a day of binge watching.

Have you watched Degrassi: Next Class? What do you think about it? Are there any other shows like this one you’d recommend? Let me know!

Happy Tuesday!

Love, Miss Camila

Netflix Talk: Prison Break Season 4 (pt. 1)

Netflix Talk: Prison Break Season 4 (pt. 1)

NETFLIX TALK-.pngHello and happy Tuesday. Let’s continue talking about shows that have cons as main characters, shall we?

I’m obviously talking about Prison Break, which is a show I used to love when it first came out. Of course, you all know that because I already watched and reviewed season 3, so now I’m going to talk about the first half of season 4. I divided this review because I don’t want this post to be super long and boring, but I want to be able to really discuss some items, so I need depth.

Okay, let me set the scene for you in season 4. This review is obviously going to have a ton of spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the previous season, stop reading. This season, unlike 1 and 3, isn’t set in prison, and unlike season 2, doesn’t feature our characters as fugitives.

Sara also becomes an active character again, which is a fact I loved about this season, but as far as the first half of the season goes, Sofia and L.J. are not mentioned or shown, only in a couple of scenes during the first episode and that’s it. That’s always annoying to me, when a character just disappears from a show, especially when they used to be very important.

And now that we’re talking about secondary characters, I was super glad to find that they have a lot more participation in this season than in previous ones. They don’t just follow Michael’s orders but they are able to actually make decisions and execute them, which is something we didn’t really see before, and like I said when I reviewed season 3, it’s nice to see that Michael isn’t the only smart person in the show.

Regarding Michael, I like that he has a back story regarding his health and I like that this is included in the show because it makes the plot more interesting, and it makes everything all the more intriguing. I say this because something that happened to me particularly in this season is that I got a bit bored to see that everything worked out for Michael and the others, like in terms of the plans they had, their timing was always perfect and it was annoying that everything was great for them. It was unrealistic, to be honest, to see that they had all the necessary tools to accomplish each “mission”, and the fact that the season was so long made it worse.

All in all, I really enjoyed the first half of this season because there were moments in which I laughed out loud, alone in my room, and moments in which all I wanted to do was sit down and cry, and if you’ve followed the show from the start you probably understand why I felt this way. I loved the way the characters became close to each other and I loved how the way they were portrayed changed throughout the show, and there are characters I used to despise and ended up crying for.

As soon as I watch the other half of this season, I’ll write a review for you. In the meantime, tell me about a show you’ve followed for years and the reasons why you love it.

Happy Tuesday!

Love, Miss Camila

Netflix Talk: OITNB Season 5

Netflix Talk: OITNB Season 5

NETFLIX TALK-.pngHello and happy Monday. Being on vacation means binge watching my favorite shows on Netflix, and one of the shows I love and cherish is Orange is the New Black. The main reason I love it is Alex Vause because, well, that woman is absolutely amazing. I’ve obviously grown to love the story and the characters.

Season 5 is all about a riot going on in Litchfield Penitentiary after C.O Bailey killed Pussey. I honestly thought the riot thing would go on for one, two episodes tops, not the whole freaking season, but once I understood it was actually sort of a real-time thing, I enjoyed it more.

This season doesn’t have as many sexy bits as other seasons do, which was disappointing for me, if I’m being completely honest. I mean, when I say I love Alex, I mean it; I don’t want to see her just sitting around or following Piper everywhere.

The story focused more on the riot itself and the reasons behind it, and it uncovers many issues the inmates encounter due to poor or nonexistent medical assistance, degrading jobs instead of education programs, to name a couple. It continues with the format of showing the life of some characters before they were in prison, which I love, especially because the casting is absolutely spot on.

Now, I laughed a ton, as always with this show, but I think this is the season in which I’ve cried the most, and I mean, through the final episode alone I cried like five times. It is certainly not the best season, but it is a season worth watching, in my opinion.

Do you like Orange is the New Black? If so, who’s your favorite character and why?

Happy Monday!

Love, Miss Camila