Amari

Amari

I started Wherever I Look back in 2011 and have aimed to be that friend who loves watching various forms of media and talking about it. So, from bias, strong opinions, and a perspective you may not have thought about, you'll find that in our reviews.
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    Twisted: Season 1/ Episode 19 “A Tale of Two Confessions” [Series Finale] – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

    Overview The show finally decides to live up to its name. Review (with Spoilers) Call this episode a last minute fix for the ho-hum nature of Twisted has just gotten violently shook up, and while some parts of the shakeup admittedly feels a little forced, and sort of campy, perhaps it can be retooled so when the 2nd season begins they can go full speed ahead. Until then though, there are a few questions left to be answered, and many moments which don’t excite as much as they lead to a raised eyebrow. Details below.

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    Beloved: Chapter 1 – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

    Overview Welcome to this old haunted house. Review (with Spoilers) This is my 5th Toni Morrison book and if there is one thing I’ve learned thus far is, as hard as some of her books are to read, there is much satisfaction. As for the first chapter, I do find myself a bit confused as I try to grasp the who’s who of the story, since many names are flung about and reading Morrison is sometimes like trying to follow along with someone who talks fast with a diverse vocabulary. But still, with the idea of a 2 year old baby haunting a home which the mother doesn’t want to leave, and daughter sort of can’t, it sets up an odd introduction to say the least.

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    Game of Thrones: Season 4/ Episode 4 “Oathkeeper” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

    Overview As things cool down after Joffrey’s wedding, many are ready to build up to the next big event. Review (with Spoilers) Seemingly, despite the various media articles about last week’s rape scene, there isn’t much sign that what we may perceive as rape, will be treated as rape. Besides that, there isn’t anything big in this episode, besides the redemption of Jaime and us learning who killed Joffrey. However, even with that said, there are a few gems which do sparkle.

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    Game of Thrones: Season 4/ Episode 3 “Breaker of Chains” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

    Overview With Joffrey’s death, and many on their way to claim the throne, there becomes a question of whether peace will ever enter Westeros and stay? Trigger Warning(s): Rape Scene Review (with Spoilers) Unlike the Red Wedding, and the death of Eddard Stark, there isn’t a large amount of tears and people wandering about over the death of one of the world’s leaders. Instead, it seems pretty much only Cersei weeps as everyone else plans their next move. Tywin is already preparing another of Cersei’s children, Tonmen, to rule, while prepping for Tyrion’s trial; Stannis wants to reclaim his rightful throne, but lacks the army to do so; Daenerys’ name is noted by Tywin as an eventual enemy, though as of now she is still trying to free all the slaves; and while this is happening the wildlings, with their friends the Thenn, are ripping through the north and bringing…

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    Game of Thrones: Season 4/ Episode 2 “The Lion and the Rose” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

    Overview With the war for King’s Landing, seemingly, over, all eyes are on the wedding. Review (with Spoilers) This is the type of episode which makes you want to read the books, just so you can be ahead of the game. And though, supposedly, the writers are going to twist things to keep those who read the books off their tail, I doubt they can match the drama George R. R. Martin has concocted. Still, with that said, let’s note what inspired such an opinion.

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    Game of Thrones: Season 4/ Episode 1 “Two Swords” [Season Premiere] – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

    Overview The show returns with many having distrust in each other, with most of it naturally warranted. Review (with Spoilers) Eventually I do plan to read the books, because so much happens in just one episode, that it is hard to even fathom what may have been cut out. That aside, most of the favorites are back for the season premiere. Tyrion meets the newest character, Oberyn Martell; Jaimie deals with the disappointment, you could say, of his return; Daenerys continues her march as freer of slaves; Sansa and Arya uniquely deal with the death of the majority of their family; and we even get to see Jon Snow.

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    Cesar Chavez – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

    Overview For every struggle, there is a leader, and for the farm workers of California, that leader was Cesar Chavez. Review (with Spoilers) Admittedly, though the name of Cesar Chavez was certainly familiar before seeing this film, what drew me to watching this was mostly Rosario Dawson and America Ferrera who, outside of the occasional appearance on The Good Wife, I haven’t seen much of since Ugly Betty was cancelled/ ended. But it should be noted that while they are participants in the film, the star is Michael Pena who plays Cesar Chavez.

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    The Fosters: Girls United – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

    Overview Get to know the girls of Girls United. Trigger Warning(s): Various conversations about such things as cutting, rape and other issues. Review (with Spoilers) Being that one of the most interesting aspects of the second half of the first season is the girls of Girls United, it is hard to not take interest in this webisode series. For one, with so much talk about the various foster homes Callie has been in, it is hard to not be interested in what actually goes on. Much less, fosters homes within themselves are mysterious places of which most don’t want to be in, and are among the many topics which socially don’t come up often. But, with The Fosters already having a full plate of things to talk about and go into, thankfully ABC Family gave the girls, which I can say since Cole isn’t in the webisodes, a time to shine.

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    American Horror Story (Coven): Episode 13 “The Seven Wonders” [Season Finale] – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

    Overview And so, it comes to an end. Review (with Spoilers) The 7 wonders are performed with very little in the way of outside distractions. Well, with the exception of a visit from Stevie Nicks singing before the competition. But, despite the crowning of a new supreme, there are remnants of the old one still in the coven house.

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    August: Osage County – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

    Overview If a soap opera was given a movie after being canceled, it would be something like August: Osage County. Review (with Spoilers) Just the name of the cast is what should easily draw you to the film. You have Meryl Streep, who even in that movie with Roseanne was good; Ewan McGregor, who is pretty consistent; and alongside them you have Julia Roberts; Chris Cooper; little Abigail Breslin, who ain’t so little no more; and then you have Juliette Lewis; Benedict Cumberbatch; and Julianne Nicholson, who plays Dr. DePaul on Masters of Sex.

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