Superman & Lois (Season 1-2)

Superman & Lois (The CW)

Note: I am angry that I am angry about a CW show with the word ‘Super’ in the year 2022. I THOUGHT I WAS PAST THIS.

Season 1 was SO GOOD. I don’t have much to say. The family moments were cute. Clark and Lois were cute. Superman was cute. Tyler was cute. Everything was on point. It wasn’t perfect, but it was entertaining, engaging and a fun way to embrace the Superman IP.

And then Season 2 entered the chat and crapped all over the place.

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california, here we come

I miss snarking about TV, so, for a limited time only, I have returned!

I’m joking. I never really left.

I just don’t hit ‘publish’. #draftsouttacontrol #arehashtagsstillcool?

The O.C.

Californiaaaa

Californiaaaaaaaaaa

HERE WE COOO-OOOO-MEEEE.

I started listening to the podcast with Summer and Julie Cooper but I don’t care enough about the show. I didn’t make it past the first episode. I did like the OC Dudes podcast (probably not what it’s called).

Anyway, SEASON 1 IS EVERYTHING! I wish they’d stopped there because it was not the same afterwards. Everything was just dramatic for no reason. And then they went and ruined Sandy for no good reason.

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reading is fun

For the millionth year in a row, my goal is simple. To read 52 books. Although, considering that I’ve only completed two, I might need to revise my goal. Still, I’m enjoying getting back into the habit. Technically, I’m always reading, but I’ve been wanting to make books more of what I read.

I’m good at starting books, acquiring books, writing half a book.

Finishing them, though? Good luck with that. It also doesn’t help that books are now on various devices. It just adds to my laziness.

Anyway, this year I am cheating my own system. I’m going to pad out that 52 book count with easy, easy reads. I’m currently hate-reading an easy read now, just ‘cuz. I’m reading some other books which will take me longer periods and those will be my difficult reads. Some of these books aren’t that difficult, I just find it difficult to read too much at a time. I blame Reddit.

Reading is fun, though.

I always forget how much fun it can be to lose yourself in a good book.

You can learn new words, and if you’re a perpetual aspiring writer like me – you figure out what you’d never do in your book. I like seeing different writing styles, different chaptering systems.

And, in all honesty, I have nothing to watch. I’ve been bored back into reading. I was watching Person of Interest for a while but season 4 was so weird and different that I’m taking a break. I watched Superman & Lois (loved it!) and some BBC shows (six episodes and done, yes please). Everything else doesn’t appeal.

There was an old show I planned to start watching – The Sopranos, maybe? I can’t even remember.

I am contemplating Lost and I never made it past the first season of that show.

It’s hard out here for a bored sista, let me tell ya.

Maybe I’ll finally finish The Wire one of these days.

To conclude, this is my accountability post.

I will complete 52 books this year even if I have to read comic books to get myself to that number.

Total books read so far: 2.

Smallville: Season 9 (Top 5 Episodes)

I keep abandoning this post, but I saw a video about Tom Welling talking about Erica Durance and now I want to watch season 9 all over again. Instead, I’m going to finish this post once and for all.

(All episode summaries are from IMDB.)


I did one season out of 10 and just stopped, lol, so I’m jumping to Season 9 (which weirdly enough is my favorite season).

1. Salvation

Zod unleashes his army upon the world, forcing Chloe to call in reinforcements from old friends. Zod tells Lois he is The Blur and asks her to steal the Book of Rao from Clark. Torn between Clark and The Blur, Lois asks Clark to come clean with her about everything but he refuses. Chloe and Oliver attempt to reconnect Watchtower’s satellite system in order to fight the Kandorians but to Chloe’s horror, Oliver gets caught on site and disappears. Tess attempts to stop Zod but he leaves her clinging to life. Clark and Zod battle for control of Earth.
—CW Publicity

This is one my favourite episodes of the entire series purely because Lois finds out Clark is the mysterious hero saving people in the city AKA ‘The Blur’ aka Almost Superman. Oh, and he super punches Zod into oblivion when he tries to kill (or at least injure) Lois. What more could a girl want?

Other than that, it’s a damn good season finale. The major villain this season is a watered down Zod, and while the plot was thin in some points, the writers did a great job with the overall story arc. Clark doesn’t necessarily ‘defeat’ Zod which I thought was interesting. He chooses to sacrifice his place on Earth for the sake of peace. Interestingly enough, we know that’s not his fate – and he ends up staying on Earth and sacrificing himself anyway. The writers call back to two different episodes – Saviour (Clark fights a Kryptonian from the future who renders him powerless through Blue Kryptonite) and Pandora (Clark is stabbed by Zod with a green Kryptonite blade) which I didn’t pick up on until after I’d seen them a few times.

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The I-Land (Netflix)

SPOILERS AHEAD (not that anyone should care). This show has a justified rating of 8% on Rotten Tomatoes!

Anyway, here’s the synopsis straight from Wikipedia because I’ve forgotten everything but how much this show sucked.

Ten people wake up on the beach of what appears to be a deserted tropical island. None of them have any memory of who they are or how they got there, and each takes on the name that is printed on their clothes tags. The group make initial attempts to band together, but differing priorities and strong personalities cause some of them to clash. In particular, Chase, who wants to investigate the island, doesn’t get along with KC, who is suspicious of Chase’s ability to find resources, and Brody, who attempts to rape Chase.

When Brody is murdered, the group assume Chase is responsible and knock her unconscious. Chase wakes up in a prison facility, where she learns that she and the other nine people are violent crime prisoners, and are part of a “rehabilitation simulation”. Their minds have been put in the computer simulation of the island to test if they’ll resume old behavioral patterns. Anyone who dies in the simulation dies in real life. Chase is returned to the island simulation, where the avatars of two prison marshals arrive to deliberately cause the group to fight and split up. Additionally, the prisoners’ memories start to return, which causes further friction and confusion.

I don’t really know what to say about this show.

It’s like The Matrix, but on a tropical island.

Usually, I’m all for lambasting terrible shows, but I do give points for watchability (new word!) and I made it through the season. Meaning that I was reasonably entertained.

I even stuck around after Kyle Schmid’s character was killed and he was the only reason I watched the show.

Unfortunately, the main character is Chase, who annoyed me right off the bat. She’s in prison for murdering her mother, but it turns out her husband did it and framed her for it. And somehow landed himself in jail too? She does all the Mary Sue type things that end up justifying her release. Yawn.

Next, there’s KC, a cold woman who murdered her young children and tried to kill herself. Her character arc was weird and unsettling. They try to make her come off sympathetic, but… it didn’t work.

Kyle Schmid’s character, Moses, is an extremist who accidentally killed people when he blew up a gas pipeline.

… and every other character is completely terrible too.

There’s not a redeeming quality in sight.

I feel like we’re supposed to get to get the end and feel sorry for Chase (who truly is innocent), but I merely wished the entire island had vanished off Earth (the scenery was beautiful, though).

I’m yet to understand several things.

  1. How the show was made. Like, did a whole bunch of people read the scripts and think wow, this is amazing!
  2. Why it was seven episodes long? It all went left after the third episode when we find out none of it is real.
  3. Why Alex Pettyfer is in this – I know he’s a douche, but is he really struggling for roles?
  4. Why Kyle’s character didn’t have his trademark hair! I’ve never been so disappointed. 😂

Anyway, yeah.

Avoid this one, snarklings!

TV: Cobra Kai (YouTube Red)

Cobra Kai – Season 2 – Episode 205

Thirty four years after events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, a down-and-out Johnny Lawrence seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai dojo, reigniting his rivalry with a now successful Daniel LaRusso.


I’ve only ever seen the first Karate Kid movie, but it’s iconic.

I’ve seen Cobra Kai around, but never really paid much attention to it. I ended up reading an interview with Ralph Macchio and he seemed like a nice guy and made the show sound so watchable that I watched it…

… and I loved it!

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TV: Illicit (2017)

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A couple finds out that starting an extramarital affair is a lot easier to do than ending one when they both are seduced into outside situations.

This isn’t part of the Potentially Bad Moviethon because I don’t think it was released anywhere (seems like a BET movie).

First things first, when I saw David Ramsey I was literally like, ‘YAS IT’S THE DIGGLER!’

…and I did that the whole way through. Please note that I didn’t even make it through one full season of Arrow.

Basically, The Diggler is a parole officer who has an affair with one of his parolees. At the same time, his wife sleeps with some kind of knock-off Uber driver.

Both of the people they cheated with turn out to be…well, crazy. The parolee stages some elaborate blackmail plot so he can fast track her probation period and skip town (aight) and Knock-off Uber turns out to be a swinger. Dean Cain was one of the swingers too, which. Absolutely not.

As one of the three IMDB reviews states: Just entertaining enough not to be boring.

TV: Defending Jacob (Apple TV+)

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A family’s lives are irreparably disrupted when the son is accused of murdering a fellow classmate in this dramatic legal thriller.


This is the first Apple TV show I’ve watched and my general thought was this would be better as a movie. There are eight episodes. They move quite slowly until the end when it’s all over very quickly. The suspense was lacking, but ultimately, it wasn’t a bad show. Continue reading “TV: Defending Jacob (Apple TV+)”

TV: Upload (Amazon)

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Show: UPLOAD

Network: Amazon

Synopsis: In 2033, humans are able to “upload” themselves into a virtual afterlife of their choosing. When computer programmer Nathan dies prematurely, he is uploaded to the very expensive Lake View, but soon finds himself under the thumb of his possessive, still-living girlfriend Ingrid. As Nathan adjusts to the pros and cons of digital heaven, he bonds with Nora, his living customer service rep, or “Angel”. Nora struggles with the pressures of her job, her dying father who does not want to be uploaded, and her growing feelings for Nathan while slowly coming to believe that Nathan was murdered.

Diversity check: There is a sassy, black, female best friend, which….sigh. I did like her, though. There’s at least two other black characters, and the main female character is Cameroonian.

Quick comments: Some of the nudity on this show….why? Does Amazon Prime have a quota that they needed to fill? **prude mode deactivated**


I absolutely loved this show. It was hilarious, cute, quirky, fun and while not perfect, I can’t remember genuinely enjoying a show this much since Happy Endings (ha, you didn’t think I was about to say Supernatural did you?).

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Season 15

In honour of the last season, I will be watching and recapping the last two episodes of Supernatural.

I was there at the start, figured that I’d come through at the end.

Maybe.

Anyway, the last episode I watched was 10×10, so if anyone would like to recap the past four seasons in 2-3 sentences I’d be grateful.

Did Sam finally change his conditioner? Did Dean stop eating gravel for breakfast? Is Castiel dead? Is Bobby still being annoying from the grave? Is Mary dead again? Who is the heck is Jack and why should I care (also, is he still alive?) Is Jessica coming back? What happened to Wayward Sisters? Is Kripke writing the last episode (not that I would if I was him)?

All of those questions are rhetorical because I don’t care, but yes. I suppose I’ll touch base with you all in May (or whenever it ends).