The Umbrella Academy Season Two!

The Umbrella Academy

The Umbrella Academy Season Two Synopsis:

The Umbrella Academy season two finds the siblings scattered throughout the 1960s after they jump time to avoid the apocalypse. But when Five finally makes it to the 60s there is nuclear war threatening dooms day again. So with a final word from Hazel, Five must find and gather his siblings together, once again, to save the world from the apocalypse.

Season Two Quick Thoughts

I am absolutely obsessed with The Umbrella Academy and season two was well worth the year and a half wait. Falling through time and ending up in different years of the same decade sees the siblings yet again separated. Little by little they reunite and despite their individual agendas, they come together to stop the end of the world. While I love each and every character and their individual abilities they will always be better together. As evidenced by the final episodes in season two.

The Characters!

Klaus remains my favorite character and in Klaus fashion he finds himself in the 60s and starts a cult aided by his spirit brother, Ben. Allison drops into the 60s without her voice. But it’s just like Allison to heavily involve herself in the 60s Civil Rights movement. She marries a man of integrity who is also a Civil Rights leader. We find Diego in the year that Kennedy is assassinated, and the year they all reunite. Ever Diego, he determines to stop the assassination of Kennedy and has a partner, Lila, when he escapes the mental institution he is in. Lila is a mystery we get to discover and unravel as the season progresses.

Luther is the personal bodyguard and boxer for the gangster, Jack Ruby, and Vanya is living with a family on a small farm. Unfortunately she has no memory of what happened and only remembers her name. The commission is back at it with a triple threat of assassins and the Handler has big plans of her own. Mayhem and shenanigans ensue and I am here for every single second!

Overall Thoughts

I give it a 10/10. The Umbrella Academy was entertaining from beginning to end and the cliffhanger ending makes me want more! To see my thoughts on the first season you can click here. This season was so exciting that I had to do an entry in my TV Journal for it. See that below or click here.


Netflix Show Recommendation: The Witcher!

The Witcher

Synopsis of The Witcher

The show The Witcher is a fantasy show based on the book series by Andrzej Sapkowski. The story follows the adventures of Witcher and professional monster hunter Geralt of Rivia. Tensions are high and a war is on the horizon. Geralt must find his way through a world full of people who can seem just as monstrous as the creatures he hunts. Navigating his way through politics, nobility, and love, Geralt must eventually surrender to his destiny.

Character Thoughts

There are so many wonderful characters in the show so I will stick to the ones central to the main story and throw in my favorite. Geralt of Rivia is a fascinating character. He is a mutant and trained to become a Witcher as a child. The world has preconceived notions and prejudices about him and his character. Viewing him as a ruthless butcher, people are generally afraid of him or have made up their minds to dislike him, despite not knowing a thing about him. And while Geralt can be brutal, he never is unless he has cause. He’s broody and used to being on his own so disturbing his peace isn’t always welcome. But despite his oftentimes apathetic disposition, he cares about people and usually looks for a more peaceful resolution before he’s pushed to violence. He’s observant and practical and I just love him.

Yennefer is a crooked urchin who accidentally portals her way out of danger. Taken from her family, she receives training in the ways of magic by the Rectoress. But Yennefer feels so ugly, worthless, and undeserving, that her self doubts interfere with her learning. Eventually, Yennefer becomes one of the most powerful mages the world has seen. But that power still cannot rub out her feelings of unworthiness and self-doubt. She longs for a child to have something in the world to see her as important. But Yennefer must discover her importance and worthiness comes from within and nothing outside of herself can provide that for her. Such an amazing character, I truly enjoyed seeing her journey and growth.

Princess Cirella is running for her life when her home of Centra is attacked. Losing all the family she’s ever known, Ciri embarks on a journey of survival. On her journey, she meets many people and must figure out who she can trust and who means her harm. On the run from the Nilfgardians, Ciri must also come to terms with her power and her destiny.

The Bard!

Now my favorite character in the show The Witcher is Jaskier, the Bard. Attaching himself to Geralt in order to find adventure for his tunes, he discovers first hand that Geralt is not who people make him out to be. The Bard sort of campaigns through his music to change the public’s perception of Geralt and is pretty successful. He is down for almost any adventure and is great comedic relief when it is necessary. Jaskier entertains me so. His songs tickle me, and I love how his unwanted relationship with The Witcher softens Geralt up a bit. I can’t wait to see more of this character in season two.

Overall Thoughts

If you’re a fan of fantasy then the show The Witcher is a must-see! This show is weaving many threads at once and it can be confusing and difficult to keep up with. They jump back and forth in time between the past and the present, and some of the names are…different. But stick with it. By the conclusion all of the threads, they are weaving come together in a spectacular ending! I cannot wait until season two and have heard they’ve already approved it for three seasons. Just a little tip, consider watching it the first time through with the closed captioning on. It helped me tremendously in getting all the names of people and places in the story down. If you’ve watched The Witcher, I’d love to know what you thought of it so leave me a comment below!

To see more of my show recommendations click here and here!

Apple Plus Show Recommendation: See!

See

Synopsis

In the show See future civilization has lost all ability to see. The mysterious wife of blind warrior Chief, Baba Voss, gives birth to twins. But a traitor amongst the clan gets word to the witch hunters about this mysterious woman and they come seeking her and her newly born children. With their home and way of life threatened, Baba Voss and his clan are led to safety following the instructions of the twins’ natural father. It is soon discovered that Baba Voss’s children can see. The decision is made to keep it secret from the rest of the village for the children’s safety and protection.

Quick Character Thoughts

There are a host of interesting characters throughout this series, but my favorites are Baba Voss, Paris, and Haniwa. Baba Voss is the Chieftan of the Alkenny tribe and tasked with the safety and protection of his clan. At first glance, you understand Baba Voss to be a great warrior and leader. But Baba Voss has a mysterious and violent past of his own and discovering who he is and what he came from was enlightening. To see and understand the contrast between his present life as a family man and his past was a beautiful addition to the storyline of the show.

Paris, played by the illustrious Alfre Woodard, is an elder in the Alkenny Tribe. She becomes an unofficial teacher and caretaker for the twins, Kofun and Haniwa. While Baba Voss and their mother have reservations about their ability to see, Paris understands what a gift it is. She encourages them to do, experience, and learn all the things that the rest have been denied because of their blindness. I love that Paris is unwilling to hold the twins back in their abilities. She knows that their ability to see is a game-changer for all of civilization.

Lastly, in the show See, I loved the character of Haniwa. Of the pair, she is the more adventurous and bold twin. While her brother, Kofun, is generally cautious and a rule follower, Haniwa wants to live life by her own rules. She feels constricted and stifled in her current situation and longs to open up her world and explore. I admire her courage and fearless spirit to discover the unknown. Haniwa can be hot-headed and impulsive, but she is brave and smart, and I am looking forward to seeing the growth in her character as this series continues.

Overall Thoughts

The show See had me all in from the first moment. I really enjoyed Jason Mamoa in this role and the overall story. He really picks his roles well. He knows what he’s good at, and I appreciate that. See is an adventure and a journey of self-discovery for many of the pivotal characters. It also showcases how humans can make a way in this world despite not having all the senses. We tend to discount people who may not have all of the same abilities as us. This show speaks to how people without all of the five senses aren’t necessarily at a disadvantage, and sometimes it can become their greatest gift in survival.

I absolutely loved this show and am awaiting season two! Bravo! For more show recommendations you can click the following links here and here! Please let me know what you thought of this show in the comments!

Netflix Show Recommendation: Money Heist!

Money Heist

Synopsis

The show Money Heist is a riveting and Spanish crime drama. It premiered on Netflix on December 20, 2017. The Professor recruits a band of misfit criminals and prepares them to execute his plan to rob the Royal Mint of Spain. As an ode to his father, the Professor engages in the ultimate chess match between his team and the police. Though the Professor’s plan is well thought out, mishaps and mistakes happen. In this high stakes game, the team must deal with the consequences of their actions and recover as best they can.

Quick Character Thoughts

There is a myriad of colorful and wonderful characters throughout the show Money Heist. But I have to count the Professor and Nairobi as my favorites. Though the whole show is narrated by the character Tokyo, she proves to be one of my least favorites along with her significant other Rio. Though many will love her for her brash boldness, she gets way too emotional in tough situations. She is terrible at handling a crisis and her actions many times prove to be self-serving. Her significant other, Rio is the same. Coupled with his young age and naïveté, Rio’s feelings get the best of him and it proves to be a detriment to the team on more than one occasion.

I love the Professor because he is brilliant. And although he seems stoic at times, he cares deeply for each and every one of his team. And Nairobi just has an infectious, joyous can-do attitude. If I was ever stuck in a television show and needed a pep talk, I wouldn’t want anyone but Nairobi to handle it. By the end, I grow quite fond of Denver and Helsinki as well.  The longer the series runs, the more you get to know the characters.  And the more you grow to love them, flaws and all.

Overall Thoughts

The show Money Heist is completely riveting. It had me on the edge of my seat from episode one and it’s amazing watching this story unfold. There is always a plot twist around the corner and nearly every episode ends on a cliffhanger. It just made me want to keep watching. I came to this series late and was convinced to watch it by my brother. As of now I’ve watched all three parts that are available twice, and am anxiously awaiting part 4 in January 2020. If you like shows that keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat, then Money Heist if the show for you.

You can check out my other Netflix recommendations Here and here.

If you’ve watched the show Money Heist aka La Casa de Papel, I’d love to know your thoughts. Leave a comment!

Currently Watching, Reading, Listening!

Currently Watching, Reading, Listening!

What’s going on Jreamers? I came here to share with you all what I am currently watching, reading, and listening to for the summer! This summer has been great for entertainment all around.  At least for me and I am ecstatic to share with you what has my attention and why! So let’s jump right in and get started!

Currently Watching

Currently Watching

Euphoria

In my currently watching, reading, listening list, Euphoria is at the top. I actually just finished this series up and I thought it was PHENOMENAL! Zendaya plays 17 year Rue. She is a struggling recovering drug addict who is fresh out of rehab after an overdose. She immediately begins using again and then meets Jules who she is completely enamored with. Though Rue is the central character, we are introduced to a whole host of characters who struggle with their own issues. The events and absolute shenanigans that go on in this show make me wonder what kind of normal ass High School I went to. I mean people had struggles, but I do not remember this level of conflict and strife.

The story is completely entrancing and immediately draws you into these people’s lives. Overall I really enjoyed this show. It is NOT for everyone, but I personally thought it was great and am anxiously awaiting the second season. Also, they just need to go on and run Zendaya her Emmy for her role as Rue. She SLAYED it!

Currently Watching

Pennyworth

This show is a little newer and I just started it. So far there have only been three episodes but I was all in shortly into episode one. Pennyworth follows a young Alfred Pennyworth, most famously known and the mysterious butler of Bruce Wayne aka Batman. Alfred has recently been released from the Army and starts up a security firm. Though he keeps falling into security jobs that aren’t necessarily ideal, he is quite skilled in his new profession. I just love how unassuming and clever this character is and am looking forward to the rest of the series. If you’re into a bit of mystery and some kickassery I’d suggest giving this one a go.

Currently Reading

Currently Reading

I Will Teach You to be Rich

After falling into a few videos on YouTube about people’s books that helped to change their lives I decided to grab this one. I Will Teach You to be Rich by Ramit Sethi was suggested multiple times and one YouTuber I watched even interviewed the author of the book. It is not a get rich quick kind of book. But the author lays out a six-week plan to give you the foundation to get your financial life in order. He doesn’t believe in cutting costs for the things you love but instead gives advice on how to make your money and credit cards work for you instead of against you.

The Six Week Plan:

For Week One: Optimize your credit cards, learn exactly what to say to get overdraft fees waived, and rack up rewards. And Week Two: Set up no-fee, high-interest bank accounts that won’t gouge you. On to Week Three: Open a Roth IRA or a 401(k). Then on Week Four: Learn how to save hundreds of dollars a month and still have enough to buy what you love. For Week Five: Automate your accounts so they work together. And finally Week Six: See how investing is the single most important way to get rich-and create a portfolio of your own.

I’ve just begun this book but I’m looking forward to employing some of the advice to put me in a better financial position now as well as for my future!

The Law and the Promise

I am a huge fan of the wisdom of Neville Goddard and I am constantly re-reading his works. His books and lectures help me to keep my mind focused. I particularly love The Law and the Promise because it’s a book full of stories of how ordinary everyday people put the law into practice and got exactly what they imagined. If you are unfamiliar with Neville and his work, he is an old school mystic who gained notoriety in the 50s and 60s for teaching people how to use their imagination to make their dreams come true.

Know that we are always creating every second of our day. Neville teaches us to consciously create the things we want rather than worry about a problem and create it instead of what we truly want.

“Worry is a misuse of the imagination.” – Dan Zadra

It’s all about the connection between our thoughts and feelings. I have put the law into practice with great results and am astounded every time. So I go back to this book often for guidance and inspiration because I am determined to step into the life I want.

Currently Listening

Currently Listening

No.6 Collaborations Album by Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran’s No. 6 Collaborations Album is the collaboration album I never knew I needed! Ed does it again and I am in love with his music and this album. He has a very eclectic mix of artists featured on this new CD and there isn’t one track that I do not like. However, I absolutely have my favorites. I think I feel a lot like Ed as he expresses his feelings of isolation and social awkwardness in tracks like Beautiful People with Khalid

“Surrounded but still alone…”

and I Don’t Care with Justin Beiber.

“Don’t think I fit in at this party…”

And I swear Antisocial with Travis Scott was written about me. I had to be the muse for that track considering these lyrics,

“I’ve been lost out inner space…” because this is me all day long.

Besides the tracks I can relate to there is just some beautiful music on this album. Best Part of Me featuring Yebba is so simple and sweet and Cross Me with Chance the Rapper is so upbeat and fun. The lyrics in that one had me cracking up. I could go on and on about this cd, but I’ll end it by saying my absolute favorite track on the album is Put it all on Me Featuring Ella Mai. What an incredible song. The honesty and vulnerability of the lyrics just touch my soul. I absolutely feel these lyrics,

“I try to be strong, but I got demons so can I lean on you I need a strong heart and a soft touch, and ya the one when I want love.”

Just all damn year YES! I will be playing this album for years to come. This is not just a summer jam!

Summertime Entertainment

So that’s what I’ve been currently watching, reading, and listening to.  I can’t be the only one enchanted with entertainment this summer so tell me all the things you all have been enjoying this summer! You can also check out the video here. Hope everyone is having a great summer and loving and engaging in all forms of entertainment!

For another book recommendation you can check out this post, and this one if you’re looking for another show recommendation!