Hey guys how’s it going? Weekly Check-in time! This week had a lot of surprises.
Because of that, I watched two movies, one TV show, and one anime. I also read two volumes of manga and two novels. Onto the media!
Two Weeks Notice
My dad picked this out for the family to watch this week and I liked it but at the same time I had two issues with it. One, there were wayyyyyy too many creepy moments in this (I know with it being 2002 some things can be more lenient because of the times but otherwise yuck). Second, the concept of time in this movie was a whole year despite it having Two Weeks Notice as the title. Overall, it was a fun movie but I was a tad disappointed because of these points, I have to give this a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣🍣🍣.
This is a movie going into it, I wasn’t sure what to expect. There’s a lot of comedy moments that I wasn’t sure about plus crude moments as well as the direction of the story was very confusing. Also the plot twist at the end was insane but unfortunately not surprising. Because of these points, I have to give this a 3 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣🍣🍣.
I watched the rest of what was available on Netflix and I have to say the art and challenges were very awesome and more fascinating than the previous, however there was a lot more pettiness and drama than the previous one. Because of these points, I have to give this a 3 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.
Monthly Girls Nozaki-Kun
This is a show that I was recommended to quite awhile ago (I apologize my dear friend if you are reading this) and I wasn’t sure if I would have liked it without watching it with my friend and I have to say that I appreciated it quite a bit!
First, I can definitely understand why a lot of people love the anime rather than the manga because it feels very episodic but very fluid at the same time. You also get to see the background information of what it is like to create a shoujo manga which for me as a still new manga reader was very fascinating to find out.
Second, The dynamics between the characters are very fun and silly but also there’s a lot of miscommunication but its more endearing than what is expected. You also are not quite sure what the relationships are going to turn out in the end (I am not even sure with the manga if you do know). Essentially if you are looking for a fun time, this is an anime you can fly through and rewatch it again and again. Because of these points, I have to give this anime a 4.5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣.
This is essentially Sex and the City combined with a K-drama mixed with the Confessions of a Shopaholic series/movie. And yes that was essentially what this was. Very interesting and enticing and curious, however, where is it going??? Where is the plot?? Is the jumping around perspective going to keep going?? There’s also a lot more telling not showing (in a manga no less) I honestly am not sure how I feel about this manga. 3 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣.
My Pink is Overflowing
I thought this was going to be a high school romance, but in a way, I am glad that it isn’t. This discusses a woman who wants to become number one in a relationship (which is something that I am on board with) but at first, the leading lady seems to have a type that she likes people who only wear a white dress shirt and they are nice to her but she changes over time and the leading guy also has a lot more development over time also. This also has a pretty good slowburn pace for me as far as the relationship and love scenes without feeling like there isn’t any context or reason why these scenes are happening(which those are still valid but the lack of it made this story better). Overall though, I really enjoyed this story and I am really curious to see how this manga series turns out. 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.
Not if I See You First
This book was one I was a little worried about because his previous work that I read had bipolar disorder representation that felt very realistic and this was his debut it could have gone really good or really bad. Boy, this exceeded my expectations!!! First, the blind representation was phenomenal especially when it came to being able visualize what the main character’s perspective was and how they interacted with the world in more than just a romantic way. It is profound with trigger warnings of grief, bullying, girl hate, overdose, and cursing. I loved the relationships that the main character has with some of the other characters and the new people she meets along the way. There are so many quotes I highlighted on my ebook library copy I had to tell my friends I needed this physical copy for my library. I think my only complaint I had with this book was one of the characters didn’t need to be there and felt like a catalyst for other things (looking at you Jason……) Because of these points, I have to give this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣.
Go the Distance
So the Twisted Tale books have been stories I have been interested in but I wasn’t sure where to start. This story though, was perfect for me because it gave more depth to Megara’s background and character development. It also gave some nods to the original mythology and the Disney movie without feeling too dumbed down or too advanced for younger readers. I think also it showed a lot of life lessons in love and not being a damsel in distress to make the story very appealing and not feeling like the story was taking too long or meandering too much.
Overall, as a huge fan of Hercules and Greek Mythology otherwise, this is a fantastic story to add and if you’re a huge fan of Megara you need to check it out. My only issue was that there were a couple of minor issues that made it a bit much. 4.5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣🍣. This comes out April 6th so check it out if you’re interested.
The Week Ahead
The week ahead is going to be a short one for me workwise so I am hoping to increase what I read or watch this week. We will see what happens. What about you guys? What did you read or watch this week? Lets talk about it!