This show has gotten so much hype and attention recently. Before I watched it, I thought the craze was solely based on Cole Sprouse (he plays one of the main characters). But now that I'm a few episodes in, I'm really enjoying it. It's a bit cheesy at times, but honestly what show nowadays isn't. I'm pretty invested in the character's storylines and what happens to them, and overall it's a pretty compelling show. To me, it's like a combination of: Pretty Little Liars, with the whole high school element, and How To Get Away With Murder, with all the flashbacks to the night the kid died (not a spoiler it literally happens one minute into the show). Basically, it's about this kid Jason Blossom who died, and all the characters who went to his high school. You have his twin sister, a new girl from NYC, a goody two-shoes, the quiet, mysterious kid, the boy next door who plays football and writes music, and a band. This show really hooks you, because you want to find out the truth about what happened on July 4th. It's actually based on a comic book series, and overall I would give this show a chance if you're even slightly interested in it.
Hey! Remember a while back ago how I did a book review of Everything Everything? And I loved the book? Well, I just saw the movie, and I have mixed feelings about it. The book was so incredibly captivating. It hooked me in and I never wanted to put it down. The movie did an accurate job of portraying the book plot wise, but something was missing. It may have been the score (soundtrack), it may have been the camera angles, but something was off. Visually, it was a very beautiful movie. All the colors popped off the screen and especially the scenes in Hawaii and New York were amazing. And the set department really did their job, because the more Maddy fell in love with Olly, the more color she wore and the more skin she showed. I got all the symbolism in that. And also with the score none (or not many, I can't remember) of the songs had lyrics until the climax of the movie in Hawaii. I get that too. But I guess my expectations were too high or something, because I left the theater slightly disappointed. I still believe if you read the book this movie is worth seeing, but maybe wait until it comes out on OnDemand or Netflix or something. I still really liked it, and I'm not here to bash it whatsoever. But in my opinion, in this case, the book was better than the movie.