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Netflix Series: Dirty John @Netflix_CA #netflix #DirtyJohn

My Rating: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥/5

After being hung over on YOU, a co-worker suggested I watch Dirty John.

For those of you who don’t know, it’s based on a true crime podcast of the life of John Meehan, who was a con artist and sociopath.

I’m someone that likes to watch trailers before I dive into anything, and of course, I was already sold on this one as soon as I saw Connie Britton being casted. Because it’s a true story, I was intrigued and wanted to know the real story.

Let me just say, even though I already knew the whole story before watching the show, it didn’t take away from being able to enjoy it.

Eric Bana is totally hot by the way! With his looks, I think most women would be blinded and look past the red flags. The real John Meehan on the other hand, looks like a total perv and pedophile if you ask me.

The whole valley girl thing with Veronica and Terra were kind of annoying, but I loved that they had enough brains to not fall for John’s bullshit act.

If you haven’t seen it, go frikkin watch it already!! It’s another binge worthy series with only 8 episodes.

Have you seen it? Have you listened to the podcasts?

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Netflix Series: You #Netflix #BookToFilm @Netflix_CA @CarolineKepnes

My Rating: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥/5

I had this book on my TBR, but couldn’t help myself and wanted to watch the show first!

I found it highly addictive and as always, binge watched it till the sun rose.

Let me just say, this show was totally F-U-C-K-E-D UP! So juicy, with some really great twists!

The Characters

Joe Goldberg

A seemingly normal guy who manages a bookstore, but turns out to be a total creeper. The thing is, on the surface, there’s nothing about him that spells STALKER or CREEPY when you first meet him. In fact, the way his character is written and portrayed, you almost feel empathy for this guy at times.

Bravo 👏. This character was incredibly well played and well written!

Peach

OMG. So different from Emily in Pretty Little Liars. She surprised me the most! Definitely a character you love to hate and gets under your skin.

Beck

Beck, Beck, Beck..this girl is just a wreck with all kinds of issues! Seriously. Face palm! 🤦‍♀️ I shook my head on multiple occasions. Girl! You are better than that!

I did find myself rooting for her till the very end though.

Dr. Nicky aka 🦊

Ok, really!? Who wouldn’t want to bang the hot therapist?!! I would’ve lost the stache though.

Poor Dr. Nicky! The unknowing participant who winds up in prison for something he didn’t do..so unfortunate. I hope his outcome turns out differently in season 2. Justice must prevail!!

Candace

Joe’s first love and victim. Throughout the show, you’re left with the mystery of what really happened to her, which isn’t revealed and for good reason. All we know is that she’s dead and haunts Joe in his waking life.

I highly recommend this show if you’re looking for a good thriller. 🙂

I’m looking forward to comparing the book!

Have you watched it? Read it? Let me know your thoughts!!

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Netflix Binge: The Sinner @Netflix_CA #TheSinner #NoFilterFridays

My Rating: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥/5

Holy shit, this show was wild! I legit stayed up till 7am binge watching season 1, even though I had to work the next day. Good thing my shifts start at 5pm or I’d be screwed for sleep! Totally worth it though 🙂

What it’s about..

I actually had no idea it was based on a novel until now. But in the first season, Detective Ambrose (played by Bill Pullman) digs into the past of a woman named Cora, (played by Jessica Biel) to determine why she stabs a man to death during a beach outing with her husband and young child.

Cora suffers from PTSD and has trouble remembering parts of her past. Each episode connects the dots, making it an addictive show to watch.

Have you seen it or read the book? Let me know!

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Netflix: Riverdale Season 3 hangover

**Spoiler Alert**

I went on a serious Riverdale binge the last 3 days. I had stopped at season 2 at the beginning of the year, and somehow got distracted until now. 😜

I don’t know about you, but this season has been a favourite of mine. Last season with the black hood was really good too, but to be honest, I knew who it was pretty early on.

I still have a hangover from episode 8: Outbreak with questions looming over my head:

1. Who is the Gargoyle King??

At first I thought it might be Warden Norton, and then I thought it was Hiram. But at the end of the episode, we see him sharing a drink with the Gargoyle King. If it’s not Hiram, then who is it?!! Tom Keller? The mysterious Edgar from the Farm?

2. Is Penny Peabody dead?

We see Gladys wiping her blade and bloody hands, but we don’t see Penny’s body, nor are we told for sure that she’s dead. We only have Gladys’ assurance that Penny won’t be coming back.

3. Where are FP & Jughead going to go?

When FP and Jughead return to Riverdale, they’re stopped at the town’s border by a bunch of armed guards and told they can’t enter.

Riverdale is in a state of quarantine (thanks to Hiram’s master plan), and no one can leave or enter.

So what does that mean for poor Juggie & FP? Will they bunk with Gladys & JB??

4. Reggie & Veronica: possible ship?

V and Reggie spent ALOT of time together this season, which begs the question of whether or not something will happen between the two.

I have to say, I developed an appreciation for Reggie his season. 🙂

5. What’s next for Ethel?

We all loved Barb in Stranger Things, and were sad to lose her. But Ethel..she isn’t one of my faves.

After being put through detox, and discovering the truth behind Gryphons & Gargoyles, Betty & Ethel successful escape the Sisters of Mercy.

Ethel received quite a bit of screen time this season, does this mean she’ll become part of the gang via Betty?

7. What will Archie do next?

With Archie on the run and a bounty on his head, Archie’s only endgame if he returns to Riverdale is to get rid of Hiram. The question is: what is his plan?

What did you think of Season 3?

Who’s your fave character?

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Netflix & Chill: Dumplin #Netflix

My Rating: 8.5⭐’s/10

I’m usually the type that has no desire to read the book, if I watched the movie adaptation first. So it’s a first for me to still wanna read the book, after watching the movie

Dumplin has been on my TBR for a while, but this film just moved it to the top of my list!

Gush worthy parts..

This was such a heart felt story. There were so many times I almost cry!

-I loved the way Bo looked at Will. You could already tell from the beginning that he liked her. 💖

-I also really liked Millie! She was probably my fave character.

Rant worthy part..

I’m sure there are many of you who love Jennifer Anniston and totally watched it because she was cast in it. But I wasn’t feelin it with her. Reese Witherspoon would have been a much better choice in my opinion.

I’m sorry, but Anniston’s Southern accent was not good nor was it believable! I’m not saying she’s a bad actress..she just wasn’t suited for Rosie Dickinson.

Other than that, I loved the storyline and movie!

Have you seen the movie yet? Did you read the book?

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Friday Netflix: The Haunting of Hill House #TheHauntingOfHillHouse @Netflix_CA @netflix

The book by Shirley Jackson has been on my TBR for ages, but I never got around to read it.

Normally I prefer to read the book before watching the film adaptation, but thanks to @sincerelyjessx I decided to finally dive in and start watching this first. (Thanks for your awesome post!)

It’s based on the same house, but storyline is totally different. So for those who have no intention to read the book, there’s no need. 😜

I’m only on the second episode, but it’s some freaky shit from the beginning!

If you liked the movie The Grudge you will definitely like Bent-Neck Lady!

Have you watched it yet? Or read the book? Thoughts??

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Book vs Film: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.

**Major Spoiler Alert!!**

Don’t say that I didn’t warn you! If you haven’t read the book or watched the movie, stop right here and come back to chat with me when you’ve read the book AND watched the movie! 🤓

My rating for the movie: ⭐⭐⭐ 1/2 out of 5

My rating for the book: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

My Thoughts…

My 12 yr old and I were really excited about this one!!She hasn’t read the book, so her opinion was completely unbiased along with my hubby’s.

I’m probably the most unpopular opinion, but overall, I loved the book way more than I did the movie. Sure, it was cute and Kitty was portrayed well and the cast was on point. But just like all books to film, they changed major parts of the book and left parts out.

The changes..

Peter & Lara Jean

For starters, they changed Peter’s car! That’s right! No black Audi & definitely no van. I really wish they had kept that part..but no biggie. Peter was just as cool with his Jeep Sahara.

The biggest parts they left out, re-wrote, whichever way you wanna put it, was the scene where Peter takes Lara Jean to the estate sale. In my opinion, that was the start of feelings becoming real and one of the moments we see the real Kavinsky. For me, it all started when he bought her the fresh donut. That was the moment I knew he cared about her and the same moment I grew a soft spot for him. 💕

They also missed the whole fruit cake cookie bit. I felt like that was another important part in the book where the movie failed to capture Peter’s feelings for Lara Jean. 🤷‍♀️

Lara Jean & Josh

I’m sorry, but in the movie, you miss the whole connection between Josh & Lara Jean. After all, Han spends countless pages describing Lara Jean’s feelings towards Josh and how the timing was always off.

Kitty

She was still my fave, even in the film..But the whole Kitty reveal gets ruined pretty early on in the movie. In the book she was suspect, but it wasn’t as obvious as the film.

The ending..

They changed the end a tad, but nothing that wasn’t already written. They tied it in nicely for the next movie…if there will even be one.

I say this because whether or not there will be a follow-up, the ending for this was a satisfying one and didn’t leave you hanging.

What did you think?? Let’s chat! I’m dying to hear what others thought!!