Maybe I’m being too generous, but I think in light of the context that Suicide Squad was made in, it did the best it could with what it had, but really, it was capable of so much more.
Author: Susan Velazquez
On July 15, Netflix released Stranger Things, a supernatural/science-fiction/horror series set in a small town in 1980s Indiana that has, for a lack of a better term, a lot of weird shit going down. What, did you expect me to say “stranger things”?
“I’m not sure if the network executives understood the irony of making their 100th ‘original’ TV movie a remake of a largely successful film, but I guess since kids today have never heard of Elisabeth Shue or even know anything about the 1980s, it counts as an ‘original’ idea.”
NOTE: This article will discuss major spoilers from Season 4 of “Orange Is the New Black”. Like, seriously major. If you haven’t finished bingeing this season, please remove yourself from the rock you’ve been living under and find the nearest Netflix account…
“Maverick then rejoins the battle and helps Iceman take out the remaining enemy planes, as totally happened all the time during the Cold War. AMERICA, YEAHHHHH!”
The 30th anniversary recap continues as we try to find out if Top Gun is still on top after all these years.
“I’m willing to risk it all to bring you this mini-recap, and find out if Top Gun is still on top after all these years.”
The big day is finally here! Jane is ready to marry Michael (and lose her v-card) but obstacles are in the way: she needs to change her thesis, Xiomara and Rogelio are fighting, and Rafael is secretly in love with her. Will Jane get to say ‘I do’? Or will the hijinks in Telenovela Land keep her from walking down the aisle?
It’s Baby Mateo’s first birthday but there’s too much drama in telenovela land to focus on the cute baby’s day. Petra and Jane compete for the better plan to bring Derek to justice while Michael tries to put himself back on the Sin Rostro/Mutter case. Also, Rogelio’s crew threatens to go on strike and ruin Jane’s upcoming wedding.
Jane and Petra, our resident baby mamas, are at the center of the drama. Jane accuses Petra’s sister of a crime while Rogelio tries to impress his girlfriend and Rafael’s no-good brother reveals that he’s no-good. No such thing as a Hallmark moment in telenovela land.
Everyone’s getting fired up–or just plain fired. Jane and Michael face money troubles so Jane takes on a new side job to bring in some cash, which cuts into quality time with Mateo and creates a heated custody battle with Rafael. Meanwhile, Anezka and Xiomara compete for “Worst Employee” as they start new jobs.
Jane and Xiomara are still fighting, but that’s not stopping Rogelio from coming up with a scheme to bring them back together. Petra’s twin sabotages a deal and Mateo’s first word causes conflict between Michael and Rafael. All these people need to save the drama for their mamas.
Jane and Michael celebrate their upcoming wedding with bachelor/ette parties. Jane wants a quiet night but her crazy mother kicks off the drama. Michael wants a wild night but has to keep things in check when Rogelio organizes a spa day. There’s fights, hijinks, and mistakes made but it’s okay: just blame it on the alcohol.
In the beginning, God created the drama of the Villanueva family. Jane and Michael are House Hunters, but the perfect place is too far away. Rogelio is going overboard with wedding planning, Alba is still being wooed by Bad Luck Pablo, and Petra is having a hard time being a mother. Who will be their savior in telenovela land?
On top of Empire’s return to our television screens, Entertainment Weekly reports that the show is also releasing an album featuring songs from the second half of the season on April 29th. The show released two singles to promote the album and the show as well as the track list. Let’s take a look and see if we can guess the scenario the songs will be taking place in.
Pablo, Alba’s first love, is back in town and is spreading bad luck wherever he goes. Jane’s future in laws declare they hate her, Rogelio is still kidnapped, Petra doesn’t want to bond with her babies, and Rafael’s half brother Derek is being mysterious. Wait, those things can’t all be because of one man’s curse? In telenoveland, they can be.
It’s the season finale of How to Get Away With Murder! Annalise must confront some family drama when she returns home to avoid responsibilities. Meanwhile, the ANTLS freak out and wait for Annalise to save the day. Flashbacks give insight into Frank’s role into Annalise’s accident. Cicely Tyson guest stars.
As the police investigate the Hapstell case further, the ANTLs take turns blaming Annalise for all of their problems. There’s drinking, crying, secrets revealed, random hook ups–yep, just another typical HTGAWM episode.
It’s the motherload of telenovela tropes! Babies being born, hostages being held, a long-lost brother revealed, dramatic heart to heart conversations about love and sex and…accusations of plagiarism? Jane the Virgin runs down every big telenovela trope as Petra finally gives birth.
Wes continues to investigate his mother’s death, Annalise negotiates a plea deal, Laurel and Frank remain broken up, and the ANTLs keep their eye out for Creepy Philip. If everybody just talked about their problems, there would be a lot less unnecessary flashbacks and double crossing. But hey, it wouldn’t be “How To Get Away With Murder” now would it?