Year of the Versus: Daredevil vs. Punisher Takes the Lead

This is the Year of the Versus. First we have Batman v Superman. Then there’s Captain America v Ironman (in Civil War). But what I’m most excited about this year is Daredevil v The Punisher. I’ve obsessed over The Punisher since I was 12 years old. He was my first Fictional Crush from the Marvel Universe. Yeah judge me all you want, but Antiheroes appeal to my inner vigilante. 😀

The Year of the Versus

Before the airing of Season 1, I was very skeptical about this new Marvel show, because Agents of Shield was a plain old disappointment for me. And from the DC Comics side, Arrow lost all its charm. It became dull, monotonous, and I’ve stopped watching it. As for The Flash, it’s a decent show and it might appeal to a vast audience but it’s just not my cup of tea.

I was waiting for something dark and gritty, the side of these superheroes we never get to see on the big and/or small screen; and the Daredevil filled that gap brilliantly well. Daredevil is a highly potential candidate to be among the Best TV Shows of all time. But that is only if it maintains that level of quality (or surpasses it) in the upcoming seasons. And the following trailer shows that my hope for Season 2 isn’t misplaced. If this promo doesn’t convince you to binge watch Daredevil, then I don’t know what will.

Doesn’t the “… you’re one bad day away from being me.” line give you the chills?

Jon Bernthal became one of my most beloved actors after his complex role in The Walking Dead. He brought such intensity to that role I just knew that the future held great things for him, and when I heard that he will be playing the Punisher in Season 2 (and is now getting his own series in a spin-off), I thought to myself “The producers couldn’t have made a better choice.” He has handled a complicated and grey-shaded character really well in the past, and I believe he’s going to prove his worth all over again in Daredevil Season 2.

But hey I’m also rooting for Matt Murdock. He’s my sweetheart too. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed and be excited for one helluva season!

Come on 18th March! You can’t come soon enough!

Changing the Race of One of the Most Beloved Characters in Literature. Does It Matter?

For the past few weeks I’ve been on a Social Media hiatus, due to my midterms – they went completely awesome by the way – and also because right after exams I was involved in some personal matter that I’ll share in the upcoming post; let’s just say it involves me making a new best friend after 7 years. Big achievement for me! Yay!

Anyway, as soon as I got up to speed to the online world, this news made my jaw drop: Idris Elba is the Frontrunner in portraying the role of Roland Deschain in the Movie-TV Show adaptation of The Dark Tower series written by Stephen King.

The Dark Tower

Now let me discuss how this issue might affect the book readers and how the non-readers shouldn’t be too quick in judging them wrongly.

  • These 7 books were published in a span of 22 years, so they are probably the entire LIFE for some adults and for me they have been my entire teenage. I have finished all seven of these 5 times, EACH. This series was the reason I developed a passion for writing, although I sucked at it but I wrote a LOT of fan-fiction based on Roland and his Ka-Tet. Those were my first projects on serious and focused writing. I also developed a fan-site for TDT, but it bombed. Anyway, at the time when teenagers are going through issues related to puberty, hormones and self-esteem problems at school, for me The Dark Tower series were my life; so I know what being passionate about a particular series feels like. People obsessed about Star Wars, I obsessed about The Dark Tower.
  • I NEVER wanted it to be adapted to the big (or small) screen. I know, everything is “sell-able” in this world, but this was the ONE thing I never wanted Mr. King to give away his rights to. I usually love it when any of his work gets picked up by a great studio and they do justice to it, like The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Shining, Misery, Stand By Me, Carrie, The Dark Half, The Mist and a few more. BUT we also have the examples like the Dreamcatcher, Thinner, Sleepwalkers, Maximum Overdrive, Graveyard Shift. Yikes. So I hope these directors understand how emotional we fans can get when they screw with some work from our favorite authors. Especially when it comes to Mr. King’s magnum opus; The Dark frikkin Tower.
  • Another reason for The Dark Tower having problems with adaptation for SO many years (the project got picked up and dropped by numerous directors and studios) is just because… it’s a little too much. Here, we are talking about a world that is more complex, enriching (and horrifying) then the one’s portrayed in Lord of the Rings or The Song of Ice and Fire. This bizarre world was only meant to exist in us readers’ minds! Directors have quit (even J. J. Abrams backed off) because the The Dark Tower Universe was too big for them to handle. Therefore, I have severe doubts with this Nikolaj Arcel person who is only popularly known for his work as a screenwriter on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

Now that I’ve made it clear why I hate the idea of these movies and/or show, let’s get to the issue of “race”.

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Game of Thrones Season 5: Soooo yeah, THAT happened!

I have a tiny innocent little question for Mr. George R. R. Martin. Sir, can you please explain to me that how do you plan on continuing this “Game” of Thrones when there are no players left to play it? I mean, it kinda doesn’t make any sense, does it?

We get it, this isn’t a fairy tale where we’re gonna get a happy ending, and the reason your franchise is so popular is because it depicts the actual reality of this world: good people always suffer. But come on, dude, I think we have enough reality to deal with in our own lives and we need some relief from it when we invest our precious time in your made up stories. Can’t you think of something pleasing for a change? I am literally not shocked anymore. You have become SO predictable. You know, Red Wedding broke me. Something died inside of me after that “incident”, so pretty much every death I’ve seen on this show since the Red Wedding has had NO SHOCK VALUE for me. None. Nada. I now know this for a fact that everything that CAN go wrong WILL go wrong in this messed up world you’ve created for your fans.

Before, my reactions used to be like this:

Catelyn Stark Crying (1)

Now they have turned into this:

Joffrey is Not Amused

Yes, George, you have turned me into an indifferent emotionless little prick like Joffrey.

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My Favorite Quotes from the Irresistible “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Nowadays, I’m out convincing my buddies to start watching this show already! I’ve put up the theme-song as my ringtone and I must say, people are getting annoyed. But I shan’t concede defeat, for I am thee Couch Potahto and it is mine duty to shine light upon thy world of amusement!

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Quotes

Before I start, I should tell you this show is a satirical comedy, just like 30 Rock, so if you find it unfunny or offensive then I will go out on a limb here and assume that you don’t have much of a sense of humor.

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Top 5 Reasons to Binge-Watch “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” RIGHT NOW

I’m emphasizing on the word ‘binge’ because there is no other way you can savor this phenomenal new show. It is actually impossible to divert your eyes from the delight that ‘Unbreakable’ is. Created by the ’30 Rock’ power-team Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, this show debuted on Netflix – all 13 hysterical episodes of it – and the world wasn’t such a bad place anymore. I’m serious, because of Kimmy the world has started to seem a little better, brighter and more delightful to me.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Poster

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Which “Lost” Guy is my Soulmate?

I don’t usually take these Buzzfeed quizzes that tend to tell me what kinda guy I’m gonna end up with and what my personality is like; as if I don’t know it already :/ But just now I took the quiz: “Which ‘LOST’ Guy Is Your Soulmate?” because honestly, ALL of the “Lost” guys were fine specimens for a perfect male companion. So I took the quiz and I think I won it :’) Coz I got Charlie Pace, my # 1 sweetheart from Lost ❤

Charlie Pace

“Charlie is a complicated musician with a heart of gold. He can be a little difficult to handle at time, but as your relationship develops he will become incredibly loyal and very sweet. Peanut butter, anyone?”

Aaww shucks Buzzfeed, stop it, you! :’)

Hey listen up Mr. Future-Husband-Whoever-You-Are (emm, maybe I should just start calling you “My Cute Guy” just like that girl from ‘Attachments’. It’s shorter and it’s sweet, innit?)

So yeah, listen up My Cute Guy, take notes. You better be a talented, tender-hearted, painfully-loyal softy just like Charlie. Yeah a big NO to the drug problem O_o but you shouldn’t have any problem in risking your life for me. Claire was a lucky girl to have Charlie, and I’ll also be a darn lucky girl to have you, Mr. My Cute Guy! I can’t wait for you to say these 5 magical words to me, “You lookin’ at my bum?” 

Life Lessons Learned from Parks and Recreation’s Perfect Series Finale

I had imagined that when the series finale ends I will be an emotional wreck and will lock myself in my room for a week and keep on crying; crying for the loss of my on-screen family and my mentor/spirit animal Leslie Knope. Yes I cried. Very loudly and for quite a long while. But not because I lost my life’s best sitcom, but because the finale left on such high notes, teaching me and the rest of its fans some crucially important lessons about love, friendship, family, and work. Lessons about LIFE! This one will surely go down in history as one of the most perfect and “punishingly intricate” finales of all time. :’)

Parks and Recreation Family

So without further ado, here are the lessons that I learned from the perfection that this series finale was.  Continue reading