TV SHOW OF THE MOMENT: THIS IS US

It’s fall, that means pumpkins, Halloween, people rushing to Starbucks to get their PSL and for those people that love TV Shows, it’s the exciting season of the shows that will come back with a brand new season and the NEW shows that you’ve been talking about all summer and can’t wait to give it a try.

Let’s talk about THIS IS US:

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This is us is a brand new show from the brilliant minds of Dan Fogelman (Cars, Tangled, The Neighbors, Crazy Stupid Love), the plot is based on two different story line but the same family. You see Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) celebrating the birthday of the last one and at the same time, you see other three people (Randall, Kate and Kevin) celebrating their birthday on the same day.

Rebecca goes into labour while she was dancing for Jack so she is rushed to the hospital to give birth to her triplets.

“I’m gonna need everyone in this room to believe that only good things are going to happen today. Actually, I need you to know it.”

You found out lately that the three other adults celebrating their birthday are actually Rebecca and Jack’s sons.

I don’t wanna give too much away cause the show is way too good and you need to enjoy, what I can say is that in the past 10 years we had shown only about vampires and witches and werewolves. We didn’t have a really good family show, that makes you think about our world, in a while.

This is Us takes that topic like obesity, family issues, race and makes it all unbelievable amazing. (and it’s been just three episodes) and love who you are no matter what and that family is the most important thing.

The cast, of course, it’s spectacular: Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Justin Hartley, Gerald McRaney and more.

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I absolutely suggest this, it’s an amazing tv show and we don’t have those nowadays.

Best,

Francesca

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Will we ever be tired of FRIENDS?

Will we ever be tired of FRIENDS?

“Friends” is definitely the best TV comedy ever. You’ve watched it 3000 times and still you laugh at the same jokes, you know every episode by heart, you quote the TV show on a daily basis but still you don’t get bored by it. Does it happen to me only?

I still laugh at every stupid Chandler’s joke. I still get all giggly when Rachel and Ross kiss for the first time and when Chandler and Monica get together.

I just love this TV show. It is such an epic show.

I remember when I watched the last episodes for the first time and I started to cry (my-usual-emotional-self).

When I feel like super down, I just put one episode of this AMAZING tv show and just press play.

My flatmate asked me once “Why do you record the episode when they air it 3 times per day?” and me “Cause I really wanna see it!”

I just love the main song, I think I never truly understood the words till now when you are broke, with a shitty job and the only good things are family and friends:

“So no one told you life was gonna be this way
Your job’s a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s D.O.A.
It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear
When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year, but
I’ll be there for you
(When the rain starts to pour)
I’ll be there for you
(Like I’ve been there before)
I’ll be there for you
(‘Cause you’re there for me too)”

How you doin,

Francesca

Beauty and The Beast: Season 1-4 The end!

A few days ago I’ve finished the last season of B&B and even
if they started well with this season at the end, you could have seen throughout the season, that they just wanted to bring back some memories from the previous seasons.ccfeabc7669c87284650b2cea8454ec1.jpg

Kristen & Jay kept their chemistry since the 1st season and they made this couple grow even through all the obstacles!

The production of the TV show was supposed to finish two seasons ago but the fans were so into it that started petitioning like crazy and so they gave another season, a season that we all thought was the last one but.. it wasn’t.

We saw Vincent & Cat as a new couple. We saw them as exes. We saw them falling in love again. We saw them getting (finally) married. We saw them, at the end, as a married couple.beauty-and-the-beast-season-4

The last episode was really good. They made you think that it’s over but it actually isn’t. And you see me going “no, cmon! Another all season for what? Killing them?! That’s not true. Can’t be.” I was laughing instead of crying. Plus the last minutes are absolutely what made the show what it was, the fact that no matter what and no matter where VinCat are made for save beauty-and-the-beastothers.

Another great thing about the show is the soundtrack, since season 1 they used some covers of famous songs to the original ones that gives you goosebumps:

  • Calling all angels – Train
  • Wherever you will go – Charlene Soraia ( AMAZING COVER!)
  • One – Ed Sheehan (in one of the most romantic scene of the show)
  • Latch – Natalie Taylor

and more..

But those ones are my fav.

Farewell Beauty and The Beast, I loved this ride with you,

Francesca

Movies of the week

Well, I gotta say, having free time from work it’s good for catching up on movies that I mainhaven’t watched and I am trying to explore all different genres.

Starting with old movies like “Pretty in pink” created by John Hughes, a legend in the 80’s, I really liked the movie because the end it’s kind of different, I don’t wanna spoil it if you haven’t seen it but I really recommend it. And who doesn’t love Molly Ringwald?

kill_bill_vol_one_verThen I passed to Tarantino’s 4th movie, “Kill Bill: Vol.1”, okay don’t kill me for this but I don’t really see this great movie. I mean, yes, she is seeking revenge but that’s it. Nothing else from it. I will try to see the second one soon. But it’s just fighting fighting fighting and that’s it. Of course, Uma Thurman is amazing in the movie, great acting. But it’s just REVENGE. That’s it. Kill them all. I don’t know.if-i-stay-movie-2

Then we passed to “If I Stay” directed by R.J. Cutler, the movie is from the book written by Gayle Forman, I have to say, if you see the trailer you kinda wanna see how’s the movie generally. So what you should know is that this movie will make you cry like a baby but it’s a good movie and great acting from Chloë Grace Moretz.

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Another movie that I watched was “Two night stand” with Jessica Szohr from Gossip Girl. I needed a lighter movie after the previous one and I really had a laugh with this one. Omg, so funny. It’s not an “Oscar” movie but it’s so funny and it kinda shows you the reality of nowadays for dating. I am not a great fan of Miles Teller but he was really funny in this movie.

Anyway, this is the list of the new movie then I rewatched a few that are a MUST if you never did “Save the last dance” , “The bodyguard” and “Footloose (2011)”.

Have a nice week guys.

Movies are my life.

Francesca

Why “A walk to remember” is my favourite movie ever?

Let’s talk about “A Walk To Remember”: for who lived under a rock in the past 12 years, AWTR is the movie about two teenagers falling in love even when they thought it would be impossible since they are really different from each other. Jamie is the daughter of the reverend9d123718ecfcaa16e4af1beaa42901a9 and Landon is the cool kid at school that hang outs only with cool kids. After he drunk some beers at school, the head of the school decided that to make it up of what he did, he had to be a part of the school play. In there, Landon’s journey starts, he get closer to Jamie that tell him that she would have helped him only if he would not fall in love with her (one of the best scene in the movie!). He’s so sure that it won’t happen because he is the rebel guy that won’t fall in love with the good girl. But of course, it happens and as much as she wants to be with him too, she try to fight it, for a bigger secret that she is keeping from him and everybody. Suddenly, she decides to give up on fighting and fell in love with him too.

“Jamie: How can you see places like this… and have moments like this and not believe? Landon: You’re lucky to be so sure. Jamie: It’s like the wind. I can’t… see it, but I feel it.”

After Jamie had a talk with his father, she decides that it’s not fair to keep Landon in the dark. So she revealed her secret to him.

Jamie: I’m sick. Landon: I’ll take you home. You’ll be be… Jamie: No. Landon! I’m sick. I have Leukemia. Landon: No. You’re 18. You – you’re perfect. Jamie: No. I found out two years ago and I’ve stopped responding to treatments. Landon: So why didn’t you tell me?

And that’s where the movie takes another direction, you see how the cool kid is actually really fragile, he wants to have, so much, a relantioship with the father that abandon him and his mother. Even if he is angry to him, a lot, he gives up all the anger when he needs his dad the most. One of my favourite scene is when Landon is in the car and he’s driving back home and he just starts to cry. Oh my. that scene makes me bawl. Jamie, from the other side, doesn’t want to ruin Landon’s life because of her sickness but he just shows, in many ways, how much he loves her, and she is living her last months, in the best ways that she can. (Spoiler alert if you didn’t see the movie!)

Landon: Do you love me? [she nods] Landon: Will you do something for me, then? Jamie: [smiles] Anything. Landon: Will you marry me? [Jamie smiles and kisses him]

That’s it. Who didn’t cry at this scene? His way to say that, makes you believe that there has to be someone like that outside in the world.

Jamie saved my life. She taught me everything. About life, hope and the long journey ahead. I’ll always miss her. But our love is like the wind. I can’t see it, but I can feel it.but-our-love-is-like-the-wind-i-cant-see-it-but-i-can-feel-it_1249

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And the rest is history..or in the music video “Cry” by Mandy Moore

“A walk to remember” is the drama movie based on the best seller novel of Nicholas Spark, or like I call it “the book that I read in one day”. I am, of course, a big fan of Nicholas Sparks, I’ve saw all the movies from his books, and almost read all his books. Then, Adam Shankman, is one of my favourite director, and I love his way of changing loads from the book, but make anyway and amazing movie with the same message that gives the book. Jamie Sullivan doesn’t care about what people says about her, she is herself and believes in what she want to believe, no matter how bad people talk about her. Landon Carter, from the other side, he starts as the bad boy of the situation, but, thanks to Jamie, he sees life from a different view, from Jamie’s view.

The best thing of the movie is that he wants to make all her wishes come true even before he knows that she has cancer. I mean, that’s what every single men should understand. And even if he was young and he had a full life in front of him, he decides to make her first wish, come true.

This movie is my favorite movie ever. You know why? It makes me feel good, it makes me cry a lot, every single time, even if I’ve watched a thousand times, even when I’ll rematch it again, every single time. But, for somebody that kinda gave up on love, a few times, it just takes me an 98 minutes, to believe in love again and hope that there is someone out there for me too, that would make me feel like Landon makes feel Jamie. It might be silly, and sometimes is easier to give up on love, but at the end, how can you feel alive more than this?tumblr_lxg5shhRcO1r5s00a

Mandy Moore and Shane West played perfectly the two characters of the movie that I love more than any others. My favourite movie ever.

Adam Shankman chose the perfect soundtrack too. I’ve never, ever, ever, watch a movie with better soundtrack than this one: Mandy Moore (Only Hope, Cry, Someday We’ll Know, It’s Gonna be Love), Switchfoot (Only Hope, You, Dare you to Move), Cold (No one), Rachael Lampa (If you believe) and more.

To all those people that didn’t watch the movie, watch it now. I’ve made my sister watch it and loads of other people and everybody told me that it was too sad for them. Well, just watch it. It’s worth it.

Love,

Francesca

Review Arrow 3×09

Since One Tree Hill finished, I didn’t get attached to a lot of tv shows. Not a lot of them had the great 298709_264496346917956_374224540_nstoryline that couldn’t make me wait to see another episode, and made me so obsessed that all I could think about was the amazing, breathless, epic cliffhanger of the previous episode.

I may have had a few that I am actually enjoying watching: Revenge, Once Upon a Time, Arrow. There was Glee as well, but not only, I think they ruined everything with the 4th 1175463_424440107675778_1999151761_nseason (damn if only they did that spin off), everything was lost after Cory’s death. And I can’t think or talk about that because it will just make me go to a place that I don’t like. And I had a pretty good day today.

Anyway, let’s get to the point. I didn’t have any breathless moment since last week episode of Arrow. OMG. Since I saw it, I can’t stop to watch videos about it.

The episode was so perfect that it didn’t seems like 40 minutes, more like 10. And when it finished I was like: “WTF?! NO WAY! THIS IT CAN’T HAPPEN. IT CAN’T. IT’S IMPOSSIBLE.”large-4

I literally went obsessed about it. I think right now, all the fans of the show saw it so I will give the spoiler, Oliver has been stabbed to death. This cannot happen. The show is called Arrow. He is Arrow. They can’t kill him.

But that was a freaking genius cliffhanger. Nobody will expect that the writers will kill their main character.

The fact is that all the episode was amazing. How Oliver just knows that he will lose so he starts to say his goodbyes and the one with Felicity made me shout, cry, shout, cry and stopped the episode and watch the scene again because I couldn’t keep going with the episode without watching that again.large-3

“And the second thing?” “I love you” and then he just left. But it was the way he said that, and his face expression while he was saying it. Just pure love. When you are 100% sure that you love someone.

I like even the fact that she didn’t say anything because the moment was too perfect.

Then let’s talk about how much I hate Thea. Seriously can’t stand her. I don’t even remember if I’ve ever liked her.
large-2Okay, I understand that you wanna have a relationship with your dad and he saved your life, but cmon, he is so evil that how stupid are you to not see that?!

And at the end who is always protecting her? His brother. And if he’s dead, who has the blame? His lovely dad. Because if he didn’t drug her to kill Sarah, he’d not go to save her freaking ass. (sorry, can’t stand her!)

And about Sarah, I understand why Laurel doesn’t wanna say that to her dad but more we wait, more we know that when it will happen, it will be devastating. I’ve always thought that her mom was a genius and she just had the mother instinct that told her that her beautiful daughter was dead.

The episode was great. The writers wrote it perfectly. The scenes were shoot amazingly.

I really don’t know what they are gonna do with the plot now. How they are gonna work with this, but I have some ideas:

– Oliver is gonna come back completely changed or back to be the old Oliver where revenge was the only thing important for him.

– Oliver will finally embrace the good thing of his life and will try to make Thea understand how wrong she was about her dad.

– Oliver completely forgets about everybodylarge-5

I have actually have no clue but can’t wait to see the episode in January.

Stephen Amell is the master. I love him.

Best,

heartbroken Francesca.

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