Posted in 2016, Adults, Teens, Web Series

RWBY: Volumes 1-3 (Or the Rooster Teeth animated show)

The Spoiler-Free Beginning

In another world, called Remnant. In said world, there are kingdoms. Outside the kingdoms, there are creatures called Grimm, who are incredibly dark and choose to eat humans. Huntsman and Huntressess, and they have semblances which is like a superpower fight these monsters. Also, there is something called dust. Dust are powerful jewels representing the elements.  There are also another race called Faunus. They are humanoids with physical animal traits.

Ruby Rose is a 15-year old girl who wants to be a huntress, but she wasn’t allowed to go school to be a huntress because of age. She fights a group of robbers who are trying to rob a dust store and the headmaster (Ozpin) and another teacher (Glydna) for Beacon Academy, a school for huntmen and huntresses sees how good she fights, while they were helping Ruby, and they let her in.

At the school, she is with her older sister, Yang and within the first day, they meet a boy named Jaune, two girls; Weiss and Blake. Then there is an initiation, where you are partnered up with the first person you make eye contact with. Yang is partnered with Blake. Ruby is partnered with Weiss, the two who didn’t like each other. Jaune was partnered with a champion fighter named Pyrrha.

Within the partners, two sets are put together. Yang and Blake & Ruby and Weiss are made team RWBY, Ruby being the leader. Jaune was made leader of team JNPR with Pyrrha, and a pair of two old friends named Ren and Nora.

The story follows mostly team RWBY and team JNPR as they live life as training huntsmen & huntressess and fighting Grimm monsters.

My Review

 

Remnant

The world of Remnant is a world that is very chaotic. It could be a world that is early in it’s civilisation, but they already had a great war that threatened individualism. After the war, the school for huntspeople was created. Also, the “Color Naming Rule” was created, all people and teams need to be named in relation to a color, because of indiviualism was threatened. SEE BELOW.

(RWBY Wiki) (http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/rwby/images/a/a8/Rwby_naming_rules.png/revision/latest?cb=20140706224439)

Ruby

The character of Ruby is such an interesting character who looks innocent but she is able to make brilliant fight plans, and fighting style. One great moment on the show was when she was geeking out about what weapons people have, despite having one of the most powerful weapons in the world. But Ruby is in a way, a moral compass and she is a great leader. She has a scene where she talks to Jaune about being a leader, where she gives Jaune a good speech about giving him hope with being a leader, only a few hours after losing her confidence but having a good talk with Ozpin.

Weiss

Weiss’ character is a hard character to watch for the first few episodes, but she becomes an interesting character. She seemed like a foil to Ruby, until a professor talks to her to help her realize that she can believe in Ruby as a leader, which is a touching scene, and then she becomes a cool character. Her treatment towards Faunuses is hard to get through in the story at the end of volume one.

Blake

Blake is the most calm character of the story and she is shy and unwilling to go to the dance. Additionally, she runs when she gets too frusated. Blake may be the least talkative one of Team RWBY, she has some humor to her. She has even stronger beliefs then Ruby, which is explained. Blake is a very mysterious character for the first volume, but RWBY becomes as much as her story then Ruby’s story.

Yang

Something that annoys me about how Yang is shown, is that the voice of Yang is Rooster Teeth podcast regular, Barbara Dunkelman who makes a lot of puns on the podcast, but there are little references to that except for complaining about others’ puns. Despite that, Yang is a funny character. She is the happy peacekeeper of Team RWBY. She is the most socially adapt person on the show, and she’s the nice one. She sees fun in everything, like the food fight in the beginning of Volume 2 (which is the funniest RWBY scene.) Yang in a way is the mother of Team RWBY.

Jaune

Jaune started at Beacon as puking on the plane over and being the least confident person at school. He is then pushed into leadership of Team JNPR. Jaune is the kindest person and he is as Yang is to Team RWBY, Jaune is Team JNPR. Eventually, Jaune begins to build confidence with help of his teammate, Pyrrha.

 

 

Posted in 2016, All Ages, Books, Fan Theories, Films, Games, Kids, Teens, TV Shows

Fan Theories Pt. 2

Disclaimer: Some of them actually have no answer to it.

A few months ago, I did a post about Fan Theories and I called it “Fan Theories Pt. 1” (link is below)

https://tvbookfilmreviewers.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/fan-theories-pt-1/

This is part 2.

Princess Bride

In the movie: Wesley had told Dread Pirate Roberts about Buttercup and was kept alive for that. Dread Pirate Roberts made Wesley the Dread Pirate Roberts (which is a code name)

This one is probably well known, but I brought it up on Reddit (Link in the subtitle). The premise of this idea is that The Dread Pirate Roberts heard the story of Buttercup and was touched, but still kills Wesley. He immediately regrets it and then looks for Buttercup in a way to repay Wesley, but never tells Buttercup (for obivous reasons).

“The Polar Express”

You meet a character on the roof on the train. He is a hobo, who is voiced by Tom Hanks. Along with the main boy, his dad, Santa and the Conductor.

I can’t find any reason for the hobo, but I have started thinking about who the Hobo could be:

  • An alternate version of either Billy or the hero boy if they never went on the train, they become bitter to life and became homeless and figures out time travel and makes sure his younger self gets on the train and disappears forever after. Counter-argument: Paradox! PEOPLE IN DIFFERENT TIMES SHOULD NEVER TOUCH!
  • The ghost of the original conductor who makes sure nobody ever falls off the train, because he’s a nice dude

Additional Theories I have no idea about:

  • When the Hobo disappears, why is the last thing remaining his hand?

Peanuts

This one is a silly, yet disturbing one. They’re all patients in an insane asylum in the ’50s. I refuse to type about, but it’s mind-blowing. Link is below

https://www.reddit.com/r/FanTheories/comments/22hkge/the_peanuts_gang_are_all_patients_in_a_1950s/

Doctor Who

  • From series 5, there is a huge alliance made of aliens who hate The Doctor. Prisoner Zero was the first to mention it. When the alliance comes, he is imprisoned, but Prisoner Zero was not there when the alliance imprisons The Doctor. Also, the Silence was part of it… everyone just forgot.
  • Midnight’s monster… who is it? I actually don’t know and neither does anyone else! Please help all of us!

Wizard of Oz

  • Oz is a parallel universe and the Wizard is Wonka after realizing he’s a failure… maybe?
  • Glinda is evil and was using Dorothy to get rid of her competition (like Grace Cahill may have in The 39 Clues)

Interstellar

  • One that overly bothers me: the poem “Do Not Go Gently Into That Good Night” is mentioned multiple times.
  • Another one that bothers a Reddit user: After being on the planet for 23 years, Cooper and Brand’s colleague was fine. He doesn’t go insane. HOW! HE WAS ALONE FOR 23 YEARS

Falling Into Place

I have two theories about this novel, but this spoils this novel heavily.

  • It’s all based on the last five chapters. Liz died and the end is what her imaginary friend wanted to happen and she’s fading into the ether forever and she trying to teach us all a lesson.
  • The other is that Liz is letting go of the imaginary friend and she is fading and she is teaching us all a lesson.

Edge of Tomorrow

  • That ending. That’s all I have to say. HOW DID HE RESTART TIME?! HE LOST IT!!!!!!

Sharkboy and Lavaboy

I have one theory, but it’s likely wrong… Max is a mutant and his power is he can create new worlds and people in that world.

Sherlock (BBC)

  • In episode one, the cab driver was immune to the poisonous pill (like “The Princess Bride” in the battle of the wits) and Sherlock would have died (for real)
  • In the end of Season 3, Mycroft says “You remember what happened to the other one?” who is this other person? The death of Moriaty? Irene Adler escaping? A third sibling?
  • Various discussions of Sherlock not dying and Moriaty not dying or actually dying.

Legend of Zelda

  • The timeline (Which in fact has been explained. Click here)
  • The game breaks the fourth wall and Link explains what’s going on to us. Click here

Mario

There’s one on Reddit and I really liked it, but it is somewhat disturbing BEWARE FELLOW HUMANS. Bowser is Peach’s dad and the king of the Mushroom Kingdom (Click here).

_________ is the true hero of ________. Or ____________ (perceived hero’s name) is the villain of _________

Always a fun theory to come across if you are familiar of said story. Honestly, just type into the Fan Theories subreddit search bar “is the true hero of”

Examples

  • Samwise is the true hero of Lord of the Rings (films)

This exists. I don’t know where. This is my personal favorite theory, because in a way, Frodo addresses that theory when Sam tells Frodo how famous he will become.

and various others

Wreck-It Ralph

This is maybe the only fan theory I made myself before I read it. Calhoun shot her husband as he got eaten by a Cyborg, which is incredibly sad.

The Incredibles

Kari playing Mozart causes Jack-Jack to get his powers. Click Here

 

The Ones I don’t have an answer and I need help for that

  • “The Polar Express” hobo’s hand
  • The monster from Doctor Who’s “Midnight”
  • The poem from “Interstellar”
  • Ending of “Edge of Tomorrow”
  • The other one from “Sherlock”

 

Feel free to break all my theories, or other people’s theories

Posted in 2016, Books, Fan Theories, Kids

Theories about The 39 Clues

DISCLAIMER: There is another general Fan Theories post coming. It’s just that The 39 Clues has a lot of mystery to it, so I’m giving 39 Clues a post to itself.

Madrigals: Who was, who wasn’t?

If you have read the entire first series of the 39 Clues, you understand that the Madrigals are a secret branch and they watch Cahills, and if they want to recruit a Cahill, they will give them a final test, and if they pass said final test, they would be told the history of the Madrigals, and become a Madrigal. It is not mentioned who could have been a Madrigal in the first place or during the series itself. I am going to examine each main character and historical figure of the first series in a Madrigal point of view, who weren’t already Madrigals.

The Beginning

The Clue Hunt itself was a final test for everyone who took the hunt and after the clues were found, all participants would become Madrigals, because after the first series, the younger generation (plus one) became Madrigals. Perhaps when the Madrigals felt that the clue hunter was ready they made them Madrigal.

Irina

At the end of “The Black Circle”, Irina tries to protect Amy & Dan and get them out of the Circle before Lucian guards came, but they did, but so did the Man in Black (Fiske Cahill, the head of the Madrigals) came to fight the Lucians. But he release Irina anyways. Why would he release Irina? The Madrigals had chosen the possible competitors, hoping to turn so of them into Madrigals (along with stopping the Vespers to find the clues as well), one of them Irina. There was about two or three days between the end of “The Black Circle” and “In Too Deep”, the Madrigals must have noticed that she began to change in “Beyond the Grave” when she doesn’t destroy the tomb with Amy & Dan in the tomb. So, they test her, between “Beyond the Grave” and “The Black Circle”, which was about a couple of days in between.

Jonah

In between “The Black Circle” & “The Viper’s Nest”, Jonah Wizard was never in the story at all, and his heart is out of the hunt by the end of “The Emporer’s Code” because how much he values human life. Maybe, at some point, he became a Madrigal, and realized the hunt was too much for him. A counter-arguement to that is when Dan reveals that he is a Madrigal, he is left shocked. HE’S AN ACTOR!  He can fake faces, and lie to his parents, who are way more into the hunt than Jonah. In “Storm Warning”, he is once again invisible. But in “Into The Gauntlet”, he’s really to work with anybody (other than the Kabras). The Madrigals are all about working together in between branches. Perhaps Jonah thought of a new way to get the clues, but he needed other people, like Dan Cahill, the person he knows the best, but also fellow Madrigal.

Hamilton

Hamilton was always the Holt who cared. But in “The Black Circle”, Hamilton aligns with Amy & Dan but his dad is very uneasy about the alliance. Even after the alliance is broken by his father, he is helping them behind his dad’s back. He’s always ready to work with Amy or Dan. But they are the only ones he is willing to help. I honestly think Hamilton was hunting clues with his heart, he wasn’t a Madrigal until after the Hunt.

Alistair

Off the bat, Alistair is making alliances left and right. None with anyone in his branch. But he was watching Grace for a long time. Why would Madrigals spy on each other? Then he has an alliance with Amy & Dan and the Kabras, in which the Kabras flip. He aligns with Amy & Dan again the next book, and again two books later. He is then arrested by his uncle, who thinks he’s lazy and going about the clue hunt the wrong way, but there could be more to it. Finally in “Into The Gauntlet” Alistair realizes that there was a love of human life that he never saw (Showing he was never a Madrigal until after the Gauntlet).

The Starlings

In “Maze of Bones” they get blown up and put in hospital and don’t appear until “Into the Gauntlet”. So no.

 

Grace was poisoned

Reading the 39 Clues again, Grace was dangerously close to finding all 39 Clues… and then she gotten cancer. It’s possible that she was poisoned by either a rival Cahill or a Vesper. It wasn’t Alistair. In “Maze of Bones”, he wanted to watch her for longer than he got to. Grace had many enemies in the Cahill family. They didn’t know that Grace would pull her other will, which triggers the clue hunt, meaning that the biggest threat in the Cahill family was taken out, meaning that someone else was super close to finding every clue, has an easier road to the clues.

Isabel & Vikram Kabra (Ian & Natalie’s parents) hatched the plan to take out her daugther, so would they take out her mother, who is much closer than they were to the clues? Also, in “Rapid Fire 2: Ignition”, Ian and Natalie already figured out that the post-funeral would be a huge clue hunt. Bae Oh was dangerously close and didn’t want his nephew to get the clues and he must have figured out that his nephew adored Grace, Cora Wizard may or may not have done something. Maybe Irina Spasky, who at the time was bitter had poisoned Grace. The Outcast may or may not be bitter about what happened between him and Grace and took out Grace. An unknown fact is that there was a Madrigal who was actually a Vesper had tried to infilrate the Madrigals other than Sinead Starling. She was in the cards. Her was Ana Kosara. She may have wanted the clues and poisons Grace and tries to steal her clues. The Vespers could have done it because he knew that the clues were almost found and Grace’s death would likely cause even more chaos in the Cahill family, letting the Vespers hunt clues without Cahills finding them. Also in “Rapid Fire 2: Ignition”, a Vesper poses as Cousin Ingird, a Cahill who turns down the hunt. Also, in “Rapid Fire: Legacy”, Amy & Dan were attacked by Vespers eight months before Grace dies, meaning that within 8 months the three most potentially powerful Cahills would all be gone. AND, Vesper One poisoned Astrid Rosenbloom, a Guardian.

The Rosenblooms (and possibly other Guardians) are actually Cahills

Astrid Rosenbloom was an incredibly smart woman, and so was Atticus, who had a good idea about what was going on with the Cahills. Jane Sperling was a Guardian and an incredibly sneaky lady. Guardians protect the doomsday device from ever being used. There’s a good chance that some generation had a child with a Cahill (possibly early in the Cahill timeline).  So, maybe the Guardians are Cahills as well.

 

J. Rutherford Pierce may have been a Vesper or was aligned with the Outcast

After Cahills vs. Vespers, Pierce who was disgusing Fiske Cahill had taken the serum. The only people in the world who had known about the clues were the Cahills and Vespers. There is a solid chance that Pierce was an Ekat or a Vesper agent and was a new part of the Council of Six.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in 2016, All Ages, Rankings, TV Shows

Ranking the Doctor Who Seasons

Here it is. I’ve planned to do this after I finished Doctor Who season 9, and I finally did it.

Special Note: All Specials will be their own season, and I will separate half seasons.

12: Season 2

Oh, Season 2… it had blossomed at the end, but the beginning (except for the werewolf, “The Girl in the Fireplace” and the Sarah Jane episode) was ridiculously bad. The finale had one great moment and that was the “end” of Rose, who is really overrated. But it did introduce the Ood in a brilliant way, and we got the devil as the monster. While the fanbase hates “The Idiot’s Lantern”, and “Fear Her”, I always defend those, but had it been in a later season, it wouldn’t be hated. I truly think it’s disliked is because it’s in a bad season. I will also say, the worst premiere of any season ever. Best part: The Ood double-header Worst Part: “New Earth”

11. Season 1

I’m happy I started Doctor Who at Season 1, because if I had caught on somewhere else and decide to go back, I would have quit at the Green farters. Season 1 was not very good, but it has gems in “The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances”, the finale, “Dalek” and “The Unquiet Dead”. But it had big failures in “Rose” which wasn’t a very good pilot, “The Long Game” which I consider a bottom episode of Doctor Who, “Aliens of London/World War Three”. Those three episodes poorness over-power how good the four episodes I mentioned before. The best thing of the season was the storyline of “Bad Wolf”, but the worst (by far) was Adam Mitchell.

10. The Specials

I’m talking about every Christmas Special, the specials in between seasons 4 and 5 and the specials in between 7 and 8.

The only reasons that it’s not the bottom two is because “Water of Mars” was a special, “The Christmas Invasion” was good, and “Last Christmas”. Also, the 50th anniversary episode.

Let’s start at the beginning. “The Christmas Invasion” is a fun episode. But then came “The Runaway Bride”. This was one the first episodes I watched, and I didn’t like it at all. And then “Voyage of the Damned”… maybe one of the worst episodes ever. “The Next Doctor” honestly fell flat. “End of Time” wasn’t too good. Nor was “A Christmas Carol”. I refuse to talk about “The Doctor, The Witch and The Wardrobe”. “The Snowmen” was… okay. “The Time of the Doctor” was good, not great…  but then came “Last Christmas”. Possibly a top 10 episode of Doctor Who revived. “The Husbands of River Song” fell flat.

Then the non-Christmas specials in “The Planet of the Dead”, “The Water of Mars” and “The Time of the Doctor”.

“Planet of the Dead” was a great episode, but not perfect. “The Water of Mars” is a brilliant episode, the only one of these episodes I’m willing to put into my top 5 episodes. “The Time of the Doctor” was good, but slightly overrated. It’s not the greatest ever Doctor Who.

Best part: “The Water of Mars”. Worst part: uhhh… “The Doctor, The Witch and the Wardrobe” or “Voyage of the Damned”.

9. Season 3

Season 3 is like season 1. A season with a lot of gold, but the poor performances of two stories weighs the season down a lot. The two stories are “Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks” which is without a doubt, the worst episode ever. Then came “The Lazarus Experiment”. Something that I will say about “Blink” is that it’s incredibly overrated. There I said it. On a first watch, “Blink” is really good. If you have one shot to get someone into Doctor Who, show them “Blink”. But on repeat watches, it’s not brilliant at all, whatsoever.

But there’s a lot of great iconic episodes. “The Shakespeare Code “Girdlock” and “42” are three episodes which were incredible episodes but everyone forgets. Then we get to another good episode in “Human Nature/The Family of Blood” which is solid. Also, a good premiere in “Smith and Jones”. And in my opinion, I like three-part episodes, and “Utopia/ The Sound of the Drums/ Last of the Time Lords” is a big reason why.

Best part: “42”.

Worst Part: the Daleks

 

8. Season 8

I’m shocked Season 8 is not at the bottom, knowing I almost quit watching after this season, but here is, beating specials and the first three seasons.

It was half good, and half bad. The good half was “Into the Dalek” a good idea that actually worked, “Listen” (the best post-Tennant episode), “Time Heist” a big mind blower, “Kill the Moon” which was a polarizing episode, but it was really good by itself, “Mummy on the Orient Express” a solid action filler episode and “In The Forest of the Night” which is an episode I’ll defend a lot.

But the bad stuff were all ideas that were tried, but didn’t work. Like “Deep Breath”, “The Caretaker”, and “Flatline”. Then the bad stuff that would never work, “Deep Water/Death in Heaven”, and “Robot of Sherwood”.

Best Part: “Listen”

Worst Part: “Flatline”

 

NOTE: The gap between 8 and 7 is a really big gap.

 

7. Season 7 Pt. 1

Started out in an insane way with the Daleks, but QUIT BRINGING BACK DALEKS! “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” fell flat, as did “The Angels Take Manhattan”. It’s so far down because (SPOILERS) Amy & Rory died. Despite “The Town Called Mercy” was so brilliant, and “The Power of Three” was a really fun episode.

Best Part: The Power of Three

Worst Part: Dinosaurs

 

6. Season 6 Pt. 2

It had a interesting start with “Let’s Kill Hitler”, but then “Night Terrors” came, and it was great. “The Girl Who Waited” was good, not great, very overrated. Then came “The God Complex” which was so much fun to watch. “Closing Time” had Cybermen.. moving on. Then the finale fell flat.

Best Part: “Night Terrors”

Worst Part: The Teselecta

 

5. Season 6 Pt. 1

I will say it had a great beginning (“The Impossible Astronaut/Day Of the Moon”) and ending (“A Good Man Goes to War”). “The Doctor’s Wife” was really overrated, but still good. But “The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People” was really good. Had “Curse of the Black Spot” had been left in the original spot and “Night Terrors” the original episode 3 was switched, this would be in the top 5. “Curse of the Black Spot” just sucked.

Best Part: “The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon”

Worst Part: “Curse of the Black Spot”

 

4. Season 7 Pt. 2

“The Bells of Saint John” fell flat a lot, not a good episode at all. But then we had a legendary episode in “The Rings of Akhaten” which was a great episode to me. And then “Cold War” *head drops*. I hated “Cold War” after two watches. “Hide” was a really good episode. “Journey in the Centre of the TARDIS” is like “Cold War”. But”The Crimson Horror” was a great episode. “Nightmare in Silver” was a great experiment that works. Then “The Name of the Doctor” was mind-blowing.

Best Part: The end of “Rings of Akhaten”

Worst Part: “Cold War” or “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS”.

 

3. Season 9

The premiere (“The Magician’s Apprentice/The Witch’s Familiar”) was solid. Then came “Under the Lake/Before the Flood” which was fantastic, and a deaf girl, even more fantastic. Then came “The Girl who Died” which was good. “The Woman who Lived” was not very good at all. “The Zygon Invasion/The Zygon Inversion” was so much fun to watch. Choices on “Doctor Who” always make me interested. Then came “Sleep No More”, depending on who you talk to, it’s an experiment that worked/ didn’t work. I think it worked. “Face the Raven” was not good. At all. Fight with me on the comments below. Go for it. But then came “Heaven Sent” what a brilliant episode. “Hell Bent” made no sense.

Best Part: “Zygon Inversion” or “Before the Flood” or “Heaven Sent”

Worst Part: “Face the Raven”

 

 

2. Season 5

After a long break, they came back with a bang. “The Eleventh Hour” was incredible. Then we have some episodes that people don’t talk about in “The Beast Below”, “Victory of the Daleks”. Then the Weeping Angels! Then comes the vampires… not too bad, pretty brilliant. “Amy’s Choice” is never spoken about ever. Then the Silurians double header was great, and iconic. Then we have Vincent Van Gogh who was great, and then “The Lodger” was good, not great, and then the finale… Just woooow.

Best Part: The Silurians

Worst Part: “The Lodger”

  1. Season 4

The funniest premiere in “Prisoners in Crime”, a average/good episode in “Fires of Pompeii”, “Planet of the Ood” was a great episode. The Sonartan double-header wasn’t too good, but it wasn’t bad. “The Doctor’s Daughter” is brilliant, as is “Unicorn and the Wasp”. Then the beginning of River Song. Then the greatest episode in “Midnight”. Then the finale, where everyone returns.

Best Part: “Midnight”! 🙂

Worst Part: … none of the episodes were bad. so… uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh the Sonartan double header.

 

Summary:

  1. Season 4
  2. Season 5
  3. Season 9
  4. Season 7 Pt. 2
  5. Season 6 Pt. 1
  6. Season 6 Pt. 2
  7. Season 7 Pt. 1
  8. Season 8
  9. Season 3
  10. Specials
  11. Season 1
  12. Season 2

 

 

Feel free to comment about how wrong I am.

 

Posted in 2016, Books, Teens

Why “Thirteen Reasons Why” by Jay Asher is a life-changing novel

Plotline:

A girl named Hannah Baker commits suicide, but she leaves 13 audio tapes for the people who in some way or another, all accidentally caused her to kill herself. If the tapes are not sent to the 13 people, she has someone to release the tapes out into the student body. Clay Jensen, who had a big crush on Hannah gets the tapes.

My Comments/Review:

  • Inspires many questions like: “How can my actions affect others?” or “Are emotional reasons valid reasons?” or “Should I feel bad for Hannah?” or “Did 13 people all really contribute to Hannah’s death?” or “Why does Clay spoil the ending in chapter one?” or “Can anyone really be too far down to be brought back?”
  • A very serious book that gives awareness to suicide
  • Despite Clay is the narrator, I would have rather seen the story to be narrated by Tony, or have a prequel about Tony. Tony was maybe the most important character of the book and he was there the whole way.
  • Tape number ten is a great part of the story, but not the best tape. The best tape was Clay’s. It was an unnecessary but still necessary anyways.
  • One of the most interesting endings. It opens up even more to the story, but it resolves the main storyline for Clay.

 

Posted in 2016, Kids, TV Shows

MasterChef Jr. Season 4 Recap

Wow. What a season. It was predictable from the beginning that two girls would wind up at the end together. And as it is, it was Avery vs. Addison. The two A girls faced off.

In the end, it was Addison who won by a hair against Avery in perhaps the best ever MasterChef Jr. episode ever.

 

The chef report card:

Alexander: All I’m going to say is Alexander got screwed. He should not have gone home. His dish was better than Ian’s. His bandanna was fantastic. Also a good character as well. C+

Cade: No doubt the worst dish of the season, deserved to go home first, not a bad character all round. Worst chef of the season. F.

Annabelle: After episode one, people could have seen her as a power player this season and then she flamed out. D

Chad: Who? N/A

Vivian: Not that bad. Underrated. She was good in the first episode. Then she almost goes home episode two and she finally goes home episode three. C+

Kyndall: Great character, but not a good chef. C-

Jaeclyn: That hat is all anyone will remember of her. Somewhat useless. E

Adam: Who? N/A

Derek: Had no shot at all. E-

Nate: The mad scientist himself, good character, had a great shot to win but winds up as an early boot. Would’ve won another season. Still crying he didn’t make top ten, very underrated. B-

Mia: Not too bad, but she was a good chef in the season, in any other season, could have won. C+

Tae-Ho: Great chef, underrated as well. He was a good character. B-

Ian: Not a good chef at all, should have gone home episode one, but he was a fantastic character. C

Jesse: Great character, and he was great with desserts. B

Corey: Was only visible when he was any good or in danger. Not great, somewhat overrated. D+

Kaitlyn: I said most of the chefs before were underrated, but Kaitlyn was the most underrated chef this season. A-

Kamilly: Not a bad chef, but she was not great. C+

Sam: That mohawk! He turned down a job with Christina, the boy has guts. B+

Kya: The best chef who didn’t get to the end of the season. Easily could have won. Maybe the fan favorite. Got screwed in the final six. A

JJ: Who? N/A

Amaya: Somewhat annoying and wasn’t that bad or that good. C+

Zac: Invisible in the middle of the season, but could have won it all. B+

Avery: Laughs galore, great chef, candidate for fan favorite of the season, easily could have, and maybe should have won. A+

Addison: Brilliant character, dare I say it, a predictable winner (I picked her as my winner episode one) https://tvbookfilmreviewers.wordpress.com/2015/11/07/masterchef-junior-season-4-preview-or-premiere-recap/. Massive downfall at final eight, until the finale and she cut her finger and made the huge comeback. A+

 

My post-episode one predictions:

Winner: Addison

CORRECT.

Also had a good shot: Sam, Avery, Zac, Mia, Jesse.

Mostly right.

No Shot: Ian, Adam

Nailed it.

Favorites: Avery, Addison, Mia

Mostly right. Mia was boring. Updated: Avery, Addison, Kya.

 

Final Season Questions:

BEST COOK: Avery or Addison

WORST COOK: Cade

MOST UNDERRATED COOK: Kaitlyn or Kya

FUNNIEST MOMENT: The marshmallow shower

BEST CHARACTER: Avery

MOST SCREWED: Alexander and Kya

BEST EPISODE: Finale

WORST EPISODE: Final Six

WORST PART OF SEASON: Addison was the predictable winner.

BEST CHALLENGE: The croquembouche. I will say, that it should be a challenge in any version, any season. Also the child cookbook challenge.

 

That’s it. The fourth MasterChef Jr. season is finally over. I will be back for MasterChef Canada 3

Posted in 2016, All Ages, TV Shows

Chris Chibnall`s works on Doctor Who

Chris Chibnall will be the new head writer of Doctor Who. He has written a few episodes of Doctor Who.  This article will be examining his episodes.

“42”: Season 3, Episode 7

A pet peeve about the Doctor Who fanbase is that they have forgotten about 42, despite how imporant it is to the season arc. A spaceship’s engine breaks down, an infected man wants everyone to burn with him and he  happens to be the captain’s wife. It’s an intense and brutal episode to watch.

 

“The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood” Season 5, Episode 8-9

Another forgotten episode of Doctor Who, despite the importantance to the season arc. First up, we got the return of the classic monsters, the Silurians. Then we have some insanely great guest characters in Ambrose, Elliot, Nasreen and the Silurian twin sisters.

 

“Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” Season 7, Episode 2

Let’s just call this one “The Doctor loses his heart, featuring Brian Williams, a hunter and the queen of Egypt” and move on.

 

“The Power of Three” Season 7, Episode 4

Cubes invade the Earth, Brian Williams returns, The Doctor stays, and a confusing ending (which is always good).