Sunday, December 6, 2015

Review of Netflix's Jessica Jones

 I love Marvel. I am so in love with all the new comic book hero movies and series out these days.   Netflix has developed lots of original shows and one of them was Daredevil. Season 1 was amazing and can be watched anytime on Netflix. Season 2 is still several months away but I am already anticipating how awesome it will be. Rumor has it that the Punisher will make an appearance on the new season.  Netflix didn't stop there...... they introduced another original Marvel series in Jessica Jones.
Jessica Jones ( played by Krysten Ritter) is  a private investigator with supernatural strength and abilities.  She lives in Hell's Kitchen just like Daredevil. She is not our typical superhero by any means. She swears and drinks excessively. She is a very good sleuth and so the opening season finds her helping a couple whose daughter has gone missing. Enter Jessica's archenemy Kilgrave.  Kilgrave (played by David Tennant) has the power to control minds and no issue using this for his every whim.  The series revolves around her proving that he exists so she can exonerate an innocent young girl accused of murder.  We meet Jessica's bff Trish Walker, a former child star ( played by Rachael Taylor), her neighbor Malcolm (Eka Darville), her sometimes boss Jeri Hogarth ( Carrie-Anne Moss), and her love interest Luke Cage (Mike Colter). Luke also has special abilities.  This series was AMAZING!  There were references all through the season to other characters in the Marvel universe. The overall feel to the series is kind of dark and gritty.  One word of warning ......there are some very adult scenes that may not be appropriate to younger viewers.  I highly recommend this series.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

'Tis the Season!!

It is December and therefore.....Christmas time! I love holidays but this one is my favorite. I just love the way people go crazy decorating.  I love the food, celebrations, and just spending time with loved ones. You know what I love the most? The holiday movies! I just thought I would take a moment to share my favorite Xmas movies. I will admit that I am very excited for all the many specials that will be on TV. Actually on Dec. 4th Netflix is airing a new special called "A Very Murray Christmas" featuring none other than Bill Murray. I can't wait for this.  Also, tomorrow night is The Wiz Live! on NBC. This will be awesome. I also have to mention that ABC Family does amazing Christmas movies and specials.

Here are my Xmas faves:

A Christmas Story
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Eight Crazy Nights
It's a Wonderful Life
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

I don't know about other readers but I am constantly going through phases in my reading choices. I am currently in the middle of a pretty serious Dean Koontz love affair.  I will admit that it is a bit of a love/strongly dislike type of relationship. I just finished The Husband and so I thought I would share my thoughts.
I really liked the plot to this book.  It is about a young landscaper whose wife is kidnapped and being held for ransom. Nothing is quite what it seems in this story. The husband ( as the title suggests) is the main character. He discovers via phone call that his wife has been taken and he has no idea why. This is actually a major point in the story. He can't afford the ransom and has no idea why the professionals keeping his wife know so much about him.  He has to turn to an unexpected cohort to help him meet the demands all the while trying to figure out what is really going on.  This book has it all. It has murder, crazy people, revenge, and a twist you will never see coming. The only reason I gave it 4 out of 5 stars is the excessive internal dialogue of the main character in certain parts and the ending.
You know what I am reading now.....Dean Koontz's Frankenstein series!  The series is not a new one but there are 5 books in it and that should keep me entertained for a while lol.
FYI: The photo up above is from Amazon where you can also buy The Husband for the Kindle, in paperback/hardcover, or on Audible.