Weekly Check-in 08/22/2020

Hey guys how’s it going? This week has been a long one with a lot of serious watching with some fluffy things sprinkled in.

I watched two TV shows, one miniseries, and read two manga. Onto the media!

TV Shows

Love on the Spectrum

This is no ordinary show and its reality but there’s not a lot drama involved which is appreciated.

I tried this because of the trailer and I stayed because of the moral lessons it presented. If you’re looking for real-life understanding of how Autism Spectrum Disorder can affect dating but also how it can not affect it at the same time.

I loved the variety of situations that the show presented and that there was not just people just starting to date but also some that getting engaged or living together. I think my only issue with this show was that there was a lot more jumping around from person to person than what I wanted. Overall, though I enjoyed this show and what it represents, its not an end all be all. I do want to watch more though because of these points, I have to give this show a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣.

West Wing

I know I know you’d think with everything going on that this would be the last thing I would watch but……

I remember watching this as a child passively and thinking that being a part of the White House could be fun, it would be a fulfilling job. Watching this now with my improved political knowledge plus history, I am really glad I chose another career. The way that certain events happen globally and in the White House plus so many secrets that I wouldn’t be able to keep things straight. I think it is very intriguing and important for people to watch and take notes of the past and establish thoughts from the future. This is one I may watch again to get more information in the future. 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣.

Movie

Spotlight

This movie left my family and I very unsettled because of the subject matter.

First, I would not recommend this if you do not want to hear about grotesque sexual molestation stories or how the Catholic Church covers it all up globally from the perspectives of this elite team of columnists at the Boston Globe.

Second, I would recommend this movie for aspiring journalists to watch to help them understand the process on gathering and interviewing effectively to uncover a story of this magnitude.

Overall though, I can’t say I enjoyed this movie but it was definitely an enlightening watch. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣.

Mini-Series

Waco

My dad started this mini-series because of how the subject matter impacted history and I kept watching because I wanted to know how the event ended up.

Man I think I wanted to watch sad things this past weekend. Or maybe I just wanted to learn more about history.

This mini series discusses a standoff that occurred in 1993 between the FBI and a small religious community in Waco, TX and similarly to the Spotlight movie it comes from the perspectives of one of the FBI negotiators involved in the conflict along with one of the survivors. It also small like covers an earlier standoff that happened in history called the Ruby Ridge incident so that was also an interesting tidbit.

I was fascinated by both perspectives but if you’re not interested in the subject matter, do not watch this. The emotion with this helped me understand all sides and I empathized with some characters (not everyone though). There are some issues but that’s understandable because of these points, I have to give this a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣.

Manga

Dragon Drive

This manga was one I wanted to start because I wanted something fun, adventurous, but also not too complicated. This is definitely that in the best way. As far as a comparison to other manga/anime I would definitely say it compares most with Angelic layer but with Dragons that are really fascinating and cute looking in the Chibi sense (the dragon on the cover). There’s also stats on every dragon you come across which was awesome.

I think this also compares bookwise to Warcross by Marie Lu in the virtual reality sense plus this is a big game like Warcross.


As far as who can read this, I would definitely recommend this for middle school boys (at least this current volume)as well anyone that age and older because as stated earlier this is something that I think as a series I will read a little at a time when I need something adventurous and fun.

Overall though, I really enjoyed this particular volume and I am going to continue with this series in the future although personally ill probably not binge it just because some of the boy humor and repetition of the games. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣. Thank you so much Lohali for the giveaway to receive this series i truly appreciate it.

So Cute It Hurts

I was highly recommended this by one of my dear friends and it really was so cute it hurts!!! Sorry I just had to!!

The switching places trope is one that needs to be done right in order for me to enjoy it and this instance, I was surprised on how much I enjoyed both perspectives and that there was such opposition in the main characters that I was able to enjoy.

The friendships that are present so far are amazing (if you enjoy reading about nerdy friendships you need to pick this up) Trigger warnings for physical fighting and bullying. But if you also don’t like douche guys (or notorious flirts) don’t read this series.
There is also a Deaf side character in this series that I am eager to find out more about.

Overall, this seems like a cute series I would love to continue. Based on the ending, I am curious to see more backstory on some of the side characters and how it continues but as stated earlier, there are some things that can turn people off. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4-4.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

The Week Ahead

2I believe I just need to watch and read some fluff. If you guys have any recommendations please comment down below. What about you guys? What have you watched or read today? Let’s talk about it!

Published by Sushirainbow

Obsessed with books, anime, manga, and helping others. This Blog will consist of Reviews, Recommendations and Overall Thoughts. I also have an Instagram with the same name.

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