What I've Been Watching #2.

Let’s pretend I posted this yesterday because I’m so off schedule and I was too busy looking at Fossil purses at the mall. Continuing with what I’ve been watching lately, let’s see what’s new or what shows I’m getting through on.

TV Shows

The Bachelor (2002)

Season 24 (2020)

The Bachelor has been kind of a blur the past few weeks since I posted about the first episode. I’m honestly a little disappointed in it because it’s not about love anymore, just drama and how to stir it up. It was definitely not as dramatic or fame-chasing as it appears to be now. I miss how it used to be.

Highlighted thoughts so far:

  • That Champagne-gate stuff was just so ridiculous. Of course that was producer-driven for that to happen. Although, hilarious and so GIF-worthy to make of Kelsey having the champagne spew in her face
  • I feel like this past week’s episode was so annoying with Alayah coming back and all the confrontation about her. Is it possible for Peter to even make connection with all this unnecessary noise?
  • It was cruel of the producers to have Chase Rice sing whenever he was one of the contestant’s flings
  • Peter states Sydney’s name after they both talked about Alayah — good for her standing her ground on what she said — but, Peter, did you really have to state her name? Major target now
  • What the heck is lingery and finasco? Lingerie is such a funny word, but, come on, this whole season is a fiasco

I’ve been following spoilers and whatnot, like usual, but apparently the way this one ends will be super different. I’m curious to see how it plays out, especially since they say there will be about six girls left after the two episodes airing this week. Last week’s episode caused me to be I a bit bored and tired of the situation at hand with Alayah.

With how it’s going now, I’m wondering how long they’ll keep this show going.

Reign (2013)

Season 2 (2014)

Synopsis:

The season opens after the death of King Henry II, and follows the rise of Francis and Mary as King and Queen of France and Scotland. Together they have to balance their marriage with their roles as monarchs, and deal with the rising religious conflict between Catholics and Protestants, as well as the ambitions of the rival House of Bourbon for the throne of France.

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This was just a huge mess of a season. I think the only real fact in this season is Queen Elizabeth I’s threat and rivalry against Mary and Francis, but I’ll gloss over that aspect. Oh, and Francis’ falling ill.

If you want drama and some heartstrings pulled, this is the season.

Highlighted thoughts:

  • Oh Mary, this is the season where you are the worst. Absolute treason against Francis’ role as king and his love for you. Mary’s attack scenes are so powerful, and I cried whenever Catherine tried comforting her
  • Leith is still the best and my favorite character. Working hard so that Greer could get an annulment and marry him after all this time only to be rejected, ouch
  • Kind of happy for Greer becoming her own boss babe and becoming a madame to run a successful business, but compromising for a life with Leith? No
  • Narcisse and Catherine are definitely equals, but that is not a relationship you want to be in. We always knew he had such a soft spot for Lola, the complete opposite of him, which is why they’re so fitting
  • I can’t take the Delphine storyline seriously. So many strange things going on and of course Bash is entangled in it all

So much sparking and diminishing of love, who should we root for anymore?

I will say that it’s pretty cool how they did tie in the factual detail of Francis’ illness by using Delphine’s storyline with her saving Bash’s life and healing him, which “causes” Francis’ infection to begin.

Tiny House World

Season 1 (2015)

Judging by the number of TV series dedicated to it, downsizing living spaces in extreme ways is a growing trend. FYI expands its popular franchise — also including “Tiny House Nation” and “Tiny House Hunting” — with a series that spotlights finding the ideal minihome abroad. Buyers in locations as diverse as Paris, Sydney and Dublin visit three homes to see which one best fits their budget and desires. The challenges loom large, however — even in the most exotic and exciting regions. Viewers see how tiny living has taken shape outside the U.S. and learn how different cultures approach design difficulties, space limitations and more.

FYI

Tiny house living is so fascinating. I find it more fitting for a single person, not a family though. It’s so amazing to see what people can do with small spaces! I’ve been watching this series on Amazon Prime and there’s only one season, sadness.

Highlighted thoughts:

  • First few episodes, a couple with three small children want to cram in a home that’s less than 600 square feet? I couldn’t force children to live like that
  • Why on this good green Earth would you build a tiny house with no toilet or one that has an outhouse? That sounds dreadful, especially given how often I get up to go to the bathroom at night
  • I can’t get on board with the tiny homes with no washer or dryer
  • They’re so expensive! Why not buy an apartment in the city for about the same price with larger space?
  • How are you to wash a normal sized pan in a sink that’s about a foot or so big? Or, do you just not cook much?

Such an interesting concept. You definitely have to compromise if you were to live in a tiny house or camper of some sorts, but that would kind of be a neat experience.

Movies

Aladdin (1992)

Synopsis:

Jafar, the Royal Vizier of the fictional city of Agrabah, placed near the Jordan River, and his parrot Iago seek a lamp hidden within the Cave of Wonders. They are told that only one person is worthy to enter: “the diamond in the rough”, whom Jafar later identifies as Aladdin, an Agrabah street urchin. Princess Jasmine of Agrabah, upset that the law requires her to marry a prince instead of one she loves, escapes the palace and meets Aladdin and his pet monkey, Abu. T

Wikipedia.

I can’t even remember the last time that I watched this movie, but I like how new it looks with today’s technology.

I like watching these old Disney movies because you never notice the subtle cheeky stuff as a child. One being this Aladdin quote within the first handful of minutes:

“It’s not every day that you see a horse with two rear ends.”

— Aladdin

Highlighted thoughts:

  • Did I like the singing in all Disney films when I was a child? I don’t know if I can take it seriously when they start singing, but maybe that’s because I don’t particularly care for musicals
  • Why does Jasmine have a pet tiger? Seems a bit reckless
  • Never noticed that as Genie is looking through his book, he pulls out past Disney characters — Hey there, Sebastian

Miss Americana (2020)

Synopsis:

The film covers a number of events in Swift’s life and career, including the making of her seventh studio album Lover (2019), her past battle with an eating disorder, her sexual assault trial, her mother’s cancer diagnosis, and Swift’s decision to go public with her politics.

Wikipedia

This documentary, just wow. I watched this Friday night and it put me in tears a few times. I’ll never understand how people can be so cruel and hurtful to say mean things, especially whenever the individual has personally gone through the situation or knows someone that has. That doesn’t justify the need to bully and tear a person down, which I don’t think that’s justifiable in any instance.

I’ve noticed that those mentioned in the documentary for saying the hurtful things that impacted Taylor Swift have publicly apologized for their words, which it takes the public eye and rage for an apology? Okay then. I just have no words for people seeking out malicious intents that are supposed to be “funny” for the person being the butt of the joke.

Highlighted thoughts:

  • I remember the Kanye being rude and whatnot so many years ago but never watched the footage until this documentary. I’m glad I never did because that enraged me. Never been a fan of him, but if that shows who he is as a person, I’m fine with my current stance about him
  • I loved seeing the raw and vulnerable scenes in this documentary. It’s another reminder that celebrities are humans, just like any of us, with real feelings and problems. We’re all just trying to get through life and thrive. Why not help one another out and be kind? It’s so much easier to do that
  • You’ll get bullied for being “too” skinny or for being overweight. You’ll never win. Why isn’t the goal to be healthy with whatever body type you have? Bodies are so different, and that doesn’t mean we’re unhealthy

I have so many more thoughts about this documentary, but it was absolutely wonderful. I’ve been a Taylor Swift fan since her start and I’ve loved watching her grow in her career, but now, I have a deeper admiration for her besides being the person to capture how I felt and my love life growing up.

Anyways, what have you been watching?

13 thoughts on “What I've Been Watching #2.

  1. Oh, I’ve seen Tiny House Nation when I scroll through Netflix and it does intrigue but never got around to watching it. I do love the idea of downsizing and not having to live in big places for status. I’m struggling to find things to watch so I may pop that on soon.

    I haven’t watched the Taylor Swift documentary but I’ve followed her enough to know how much horrible bullying she sustains, and I feel like she’s unfairly targetted in Hollywood for no reason. The one thing that really broke my heart for her was her battle to own her masters. She’s only human as well and no reason to be bullying and tearing someone down just because they’re in the public eye.

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    1. The Tiny House Nation episodes are so quick to watch. They don’t go for the one house our of three that I would pick, so it’s really unexpected on what they’ll choose!

      I agree with you. It’s so sad to see how many obstacles she’s overcame and still struggling with. I can’t believe the situation with her rights to own her masters, but I am curious to see how she’ll re-record her discography this year. It seems as if public figures are easier to target since a comment can be typed and published so thoughtlessly. Thanks for reading and commenting, Claire! 😊

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    1. Seriously! I wish people would understand the weight and carelessness of their words. It was such a wonderful but heartbreaking journey to watch. I adore her and her music, so knowing the backstory behind it, I admire her even more now!

      I hope you’re having a lovely week as well! ❦

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  2. I havent seen any of those TV shows but I believe I heard of tiny house nation. I’m intrigued to be honest lol.
    I like the idea of making small spaces work for you and who knows, maybe I can get some inspo for my place because our current living situation has forced us to all sleep in one bedroom so it’s a bit cramped. Lol.
    Ahhh Aladdin is one of my favorite movies!! Loved it and watched it a lot growing up. I know I watched it sometime last year but I’ve been itching to watch it again lol

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    1. Oh man, I can’t imagine! It’s such an interesting show, I love the variations and styles of the homes! I’m more concerned about the kitchen area though most of all. I don’t know if I would be able to give that up!

      Hopefully you have Disney+ or a way to watch it because it’s such a nice walk down memory lane watching all these childhood movies! I haven’t seen the live action version of Aladdin, but my friend liked it!

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        1. I suppose people just have to get super creative or cut some corners whenever it comes to cooking in a tiny home! Or just order takeout, but eh.

          Aw, hopefully you’ll get to binge watch some old movies soon! There’s always a way.

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  3. Ah, sorry the Bachelor is not going so well! I am honestly surprised it has gone on as long as it has but like I said, I’ve never seen 1 episode so I can’t even judge. That’s crazy to me that you look up spoilers lol if I ever come across one for the reality TV shows I watch it ruins my entire day & sometimes makes me want to quit the entire show lol.

    I LOVE Tiny Houses. They are so cute but you’re right– that’s absolutely ridiculous to try to cram a family into one. I would never be on board to live anywhere without a toilet or laundry machines, either!

    Lol about what you said about Aladdin & the singing. Obviously you know I am a huuuge musical fan so it made me laugh when you said you couldn’t take it seriously. 😂 Also, it’s always so funny hearing the little adult/snarky jokes we missed as kiddos!! I’ll keep an eye on that book if I ever watch it, too!!

    Thanks for sharing with us, Stephanie. ♡ I am in love with this new series on your blog!!

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    1. I mean, 24 seasons and counting, so I’m definitely curious to see how long The Bachelor will last! I don’t know where I got into the habit of looking up spoilers — maybe Pretty Little Liars is to blame since that was one show that I was really invested in back in the day because I loved looking at the theories, haha. I don’t see how you don’t see spoilers with all the sources on the Internet now!

      The tiny houses make me think of camper life. So intriguing but so many questions on how to live in one! I’m sure there are some newer features to make it more accommodating, but I’m not sure I could live in one permanently!

      I’m so weird about musicals, haha. Maybe it’s the younger storylines that I can’t take as seriously and whenever they belt into song 😂 I know I like the Sound of Music and Phantom of the Opera, so I don’t know what it is with me, haha. I’ll have to watch something like High School Musical to see how I feel about it now. What I’m currently trying to find to watch for free is Courage the Cowardly Dog because that show cracks me up, and there are so many dark references in it that I know I didn’t pick up.

      Thanks for reading, Hunida! I’m glad you enjoy reading along! ❦

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      1. Lol I am a pro at avoiding spoilers! I don’t really go on IG or Twitter ever so maybe that’s how?

        There’s a little tiny home community being built here in Downtown Las Vegas so it wouldn’t be so camper life there, I think they will be having like all the newer features, including toilets & stuff but just be tiny lol I’m not completely sure.

        Aw. It’s okay. Some people just don’t like musicals! But if you like those two, maybe you’re just not into the kiddy ones?? You should try Hairspray, it’s on Netflix. 🙂 & I love all the HSMs, lol. Those *are* a bit childish though. 😛

        & oh my gosh, I used to be SO scared of Courage the Cowardly Dog, I couldn’t watch it LOL. I bet there are TONS of dark references that we’d easily catch as adults but, would the show itself be good enough to keep our attention??

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        1. Ahh, that probably helps if you’re not on those social media platforms! I get all my spoilers from Insta accounts and Googling. 😅

          A tiny home community? That sounds really cool! I am curious about how that would be.

          I’m starting to think it’s more of the younger kid musicals, so that makes more sense, haha. I’ll still take a stroll down memory lane to watch every now and then!

          Oh, really?! It definitely was such a strange show and interesting concept. It scared my sister too so she wouldn’t really watch it. I used to watch it in college whenever it was on Netflix, so I’m still for it! Haha.

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