I have a couple of ideas to expand my blog entries’ variety. Among these musings is sharing shows I watch at the time. This segment is going to be called the Netflix Chronicles.
Jane The Virgin
This show was interesting to me, because it has people of color playing major parts and white characters playing minor characters. It’s refreshing to see a tele-novela in English. Jane is very emotional and she’s led a difficult life thus far. Still, she is quite graceful in her reaction. The story is a bit over the top, but I like it a lot.
Currently, I am on episodes nearing the twentieth one on the first season.
TW: none come to mind (if you know of any, please let me know!)
Favorite characters: Luisa.
Fun fact: I took a personality quiz that revealed I am closest to the abuela on this show. Not sure how I feel about that.
Slowly, I am making way through season one. This show is not an easy one to watch, because I love the characters. Except Murphy. He makes me angry. Gritty and dark, yet there’s this weird sense of hope on the show that keeps me invested.
Favorite people on the show thus far are: Raven (smarty pants), Clarke, Bellamy (who apparently can’t sleep with one girl? Seriously, he’s way into threesomes.), and Octavia. Sometimes, I like Finn, too. Other times, I just want to shake everyone on this list.
I’m detaching myself from a certain goggle-wearing dude because I looked up what happens to him. No, I can’t handle such pain.
TW: depictions of violence and peril
Fun fact: I have written a poem inspired by (what I hope to be) a love story on the show.
Some nice representation on this show drives me to keep watching. A biracial lesbian married to a white woman, and they have adopted children who were in the foster care system for a while.
Of course, there’s one of their kids who is “in love” with one of the foster children living with them. Hang on, I need to take a deep sigh here, because, oh my God, he makes me angry.
Favorite characters: The two mamas. Jude and Callie. Not Brandon. Ugh.
TW: mentions of rape and abuse.
Fun Fact: I am particularly intrigued by how the parents handle conflict on the show. It inspires me a lot, because it’s a calm and collected way to reach out to the younger ones in the family. There’s no yelling. And, I like that a lot.
I have watched the first half of the show, and then stopped for a while. Discouraged by the ace erasure, I had to take a break. But, I need to research Jughead’s sexuality in the comics better. A lot of people say he’s depicted as ace. However, I also heard that he’s ace in a single issue/volume?
Favorite characters: uh. I like them all so far, but probably Cheryl. I like Veronica quite a bit, too.
TW: mild peril
Fun fact: This show is pure Tumblr-like aesthetics. I love it. Even though the characters say the weirdest things, and I don’t think anyone talks like that.