Saturday, 9 December 2017

TV | The Mist (2017)

The Mist 2017 Poster

Cast: Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Luke Cosgrove, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner, Frances Conroy

After an eerie mist rolls into a small town, the residents must battle the mysterious mist and it's threats, fighting to maintain their morality and sanity.

Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror

Season(s): 1 (cancelled shortly after Season 1)

Watched: November 2017

I watched The Mist back in 2010 when I did my 100 Films Challenge (read my review on The Mist (2007)) and I absolutely loved it, so when I heard that there was going to be a TV show I was super excited.
Unfortunately I didn't like the show as mush as I wanted to. A lot of things happened that I didn't understand and that I just couldn't get my head around like the rape storyline between Alex (Gus Birney) and Jay (Luke Cosgrove).

Alex is allegedly raped by Jay at a party she attended with her best friend Adrian (Russell Posner) and when the mist hits the town Alex and her mother Eve (Alyssa Sutherland) discover they are trapped in the mall with Jay. For me this is where things stopped making sense as the two somehow get closer throughout the course of the show, shown in scenes such as when Jay tries to prove his innocence by asking Alex to let him touch her, when Alex helps to bandage Jay's wound after he rescues her from a fire and they even go on a "date" where they kiss!
The one thing that is never made clear while all this is happening is does Alex still believe that Jay raped her? Not once does she ever say to him (or anyone else) that she doesn't think he raped her and yet she does all of the above.
Not only that but Jay himself doesn't even question her! If you're so adamant that you didn't rape someone and are so eager to prove your innocence, why are you kissing them, why would you not question them. Do they no longer believe you raped them, does she not know who did it, or was she lying for some twisted reason.
The Mist 2017 Still
I also didn't get Alex's mother Eve. She hates Jay and doesn't want to see him anywhere near her daughter but when she sees the two get closer she decides that the best thing to do is to kidnap him and lock him away in a secret room.
I however would like to know why she never questions her daughter, especially after she sees the two getting closer. A mother would surely wonder why her daughter was spending time with the person who she says raped her, does she no longer believe he did it, did she lie or is she being manipulated.

There are a whole load of other reasons as to why I didn't really like the show, most of which can be found in Chris Scott's review: First Season of 'The Mist' Should Also Be The Last, which I loved although I do have to say I am very petty so I was more than happy to see Kevin drive his truck into the supermarket. Despite the fact that I felt it strayed to far from the original story, although I did like that there seemed to more hints about where the mist came from.

I definitely think that it had potential (if it was written differently and had different actors) but boy am I glad it was cancelled.

Rating: 4/10
One Final Word: Not Impressed

Friday, 8 December 2017

All I Want For Christmas...

I've only done two wishlist posts this year, so I thought I would make a Christmas wishlist for my last one for the year.


all i want for christmas is music
The Prince of Egypt Original Soundtrack | Red Pill Blues | Skool Luv Affair

I always loved the Tarzan soundtrack but last year was the first time I had actually put it on my list (All I Want For Christmas... 2016) and luckily my parents got it for me, so this year I thought I would add another one of my favourite OST'S... The Prince of Egypt*.
Any K-Pop fans out there? Yes, that's right I said K-Pop, more specifically BTS?! More on that in another post!

*Little fact: my sister and I used to re-enact the scene where Moses' mother puts him in the basket in our kitchen.

all i want for christmas is dvds
Splinter | Criminal Minds | Oblivion
Tales From Earthsea | NCIS | Lesson of Evil

You all know that I love films (it's why I started this blog!) so every year I always put a big selection of films on my lists; however this year I haven't included that many because I have a bunch of films that I haven't watched, but I've still added the essentials like NCIS and Criminal Minds. Oh and of course a Studio Ghibli film because I trying to complete my collection.

all i want for christmas is games
Sniper Elite 4 | Call of Duty WWII | Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands

To be honest I haven't played my Playstation as often as I probably could, it's downstairs at the moment because my mum has the new Crash Bandicoot game but I think I definitely going to make more if an effort to play it while I'm off over Christmas and New Year.

all i want for christmas is clothes
I've been after a pair of proper trainers (mine are from Primark) for absolutely ages. The ones I have are really nice and they do last me a long time but I've always wanted either Nike or Adidas trainers.
I've had so many opportunities to buy some but I couldn't decide what ones I wanted so I've put two different pairs on my list so my parents can pick for me.

What you asked for this Christmas?

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Other Films Watched In October 2017

The Mummy (Alex Kurtzman, 2017) - Okay

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg, 2017) - Okay

Big Ass Spider! (Mike Mendez, 2013) - Rubbish

Mega Shark Verses Mecha Shark (Emile Edwin Smith , 2014) - Awful

Maximum Overdrive (Stephen King, 1986) - Good

Cat's Eye (Lewis Teague, 1985) - Good

1000 Ways To Die (Seasons 3&4) - Interesting

The Woman With 7 Different Personalities

The Girl Who's Muscles Are Turning To Bone

October 2017 Films

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Rachel Parcel || Pink Peonies

The final blogger pick for this year is the lovely Rachel Parcel of Pink Peonies!

I started following Rachel's blog shortly before she gave birth to her gorgeous baby boy Jackson? and I've been hooked ever since. Not only does she wear (and make!) amazing clothes but she also has the most adorable family.

Pink Peonies A Little Ruffle...
| A Little Ruffle... |
Pink Peonies Fall Florals...
| Fall Florals... |
Pink Peonies Newest Arrival: Powder Tie Dress...
| Newest Arrival: Powder Tie Dress... |
Pink Peonies Sunday Best
| Sunday Best... |
Pink Peonies White x White
| White X White |

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Blogger Picks | November

November Blogger Picks 1
Merrick | Merrick's Art - My Fall Favourites From Lulus + VIP Program
Georgia | Georgia Louise Meramo - Learning To Be Happy
November Blogger Picks 2
Jessica | Not Jess Fashion - 7 Beauty Products To Achieve The No Makeup Look
Christine | Hello Fashion - Asymmetrical Ruffles
November Blogger Picks 3
Victoria | In The Frow - Me Too: My Story of Sexual Assault
Amy | Salt and Chic - The Realities of Losing A Pet
November Blogger Picks 4
Kat | With Love From Kat - Lace Cami + Suede Jacket Downtown
Naomi | Love Taza - Toy Soldier
November Blogger Picks 5
Coury | Fancy Treehouse - There Is No Town Greater...
Emily | Cupcakes and Cashmere - Five Things
November Blogger Picks 6
Emily | Ivory Lane - Think Pink
Anna | Anna Saccone - Written In The Stars
November Blogger Picks 7
Kenza | Kenza Zouiten - Red
Angelica | Angelica Blick - It's My Birthday
November Blogger Picks 8
Emily | Cupcakes and Cashmere
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Flying A Plane & Links I Love
November Blogger Picks 9
Emily | Cupcakes & Cashmere - Five Things
Naomi | Love Taza - Halloween Recap!
November Blogger Picks 10
Krystal | This Time Tomorrow - Friday Favourites: Power Suiting
Kenza | Kenza Zouiten - Our Wedding Weekend - The Day After