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Rinzy Reviews ‘Dear White People’ (2017 – till date) 

I think they whole world’s been sleeping on one very awesome show, it’s name is ‘Dear White People’. 

With two seasons of 10 episodes each under its belt, Dear White People is carving a quiet space, in the niche of satirical comedy-drama, for itself. In recent memory, I don’t think I’ve binge-watched any show as fast as I did this one. It was engaging from start to finish, across two seasons, 👏. And after that, I went online to source for articles and images, more stuffs to feed my hunger for more. I was disappointed to find very few links to relating headlines… Not even the tantalizing display of nude hot boys and girls could help spread its gospel. You might wonder why, just like I did? Is it because of its title? 🤔 
Dear White People is a misnomer, for those who don’t know, and has a deeper meaning than meets the casual eye. 

I kept digging, hoping to find something. A glimmer of hope for this beautiful piece of work created by Justin Simien. And… I came across one perculiar article.

First produced as a movie in 2014, ‘Dear White People’ had massive critical reception. For a crowdfunded movie, that’s a big deal. Fast-forward three years later, ⏩, Netflix decides to bring it to the small screen, but a lot of people opposed this move, acussing the show of being racist because of its title. And, now, even after two seasons, with both scoring a whopping 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, I understand the stigma from the accusation from still remains, resulting in lower online engagement. 

But I say to you still having doubts about the show:

1.Dear White People is awesome to watch. 

2.The characters are fun, their pains relatable, and the cast is topnotch. 

3.The show hits on the racism topic in a fun, yet mature way.

‘Dear White People’ might not be a ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Walking Dead’, but it’s a star in its own making. Give it a chance to shine. 

Are you with me? 😁 

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Rinzy Reviews ‘Luke Cage’ Season 2 (2018)

With a sophomore season that’s arguably better than its first and a villain that’ll be remembered as one of the MCU’s finest, Luke Cage season 2 is one hell of an awesome ride. 😍. 

After last season’s weak villainous baddies in the name of Cottonmouth and Diamondback, I was apprehensive on the direction new villain Bushmaster would take. His seeming obsession with correcting Mariah’s last name from Dillard to Stokes in the first few episodes cast a certain light of worry on the season’s run, causing me genuine worry. The beauty of any story rests in its hero, but a hero is only as good as the villain they’ve got to take down, and nothing makes a good villain as one with a relatable backstory as proper motivation for his/her actions. Bushmaster had all of this and more, which translated into an enjoyable season run. This is a big win for Marvel, as they seem to completely be shaking off their villain problem. They deserve some accolade…🏅. 

The story this season takes us on a rollercoaster ride 🎢 and solid character development for practically all characters. From Misty to Mariah to Shades to Luke to Luke’s father and even Iron Fist – everyone gets an opportunity to shine and better flesh their character than what was obtainable in season one, and, in turn, what we get is a well written season that knows its onion. Even though I still maintain the 13 episodes season order by Netflix continues to hurt the Marvel shows’ pacing, Luke Cage’s second season manages this shortcoming with awesome writing. Kudos to the writers 👍. 

Luke Cage’s second season leaves things at a very different place from where it started. 

(SPOILERS ALERT!!!) 

Mariah Stokes is dead; Shades is in prison; Bushmaster lives at the end of the season; Harlem is still standing, and Luke Cage might just be the new villain of his own show. Yeah, I know, the last one’s interesting. 😂. Mariah played one last, big joke on everyone, especially her daughter, before bowing out by gifting Harlem’s Paradise to Luke… Talk about the biggest, baddest bitch of them all. 😈. With the way I’m feeling now I can use another season of ‘Luke Cage’ next month. 

Side notes:

1. Alfre Woodard (Mariah Stokes Dillard) is a terrific actress and deserves so much accolades for her performance this award season. 

2. Claire and Luke’s relationship is so silly, especially the way they broke up. 

3. The person who played Tilda Johnson (Mariah’s daughter) was superb. I want to see her and Bushmaster do villainous things next season 😈. 

4. Shades is a terrificly complex character… And he looks good, too. 

Rinzy Reviews ‘Westworld’ Season 2 Finale 

With the successful completion of its second season I’ve got to say: #Westworld is the most confusing show on air right now… But I still love it. 

The storyline, plot twists and actions are explosive, mind-blowing and, sometimes, reality-warping… One might argue what did I expect from an HBO sci-fi show, 😂.

I had to watch the feature length season two finale twice to really understand the plot twists and convulated timelines. For those who might be afraid the show didn’t resolve most of its ongoing plot, fret not, for it did. We got a fitting resolution to the long running mystery of ‘The Door’, amongst others. Bad news is, to get to this end a lot of characters had to bite the dust. The debate is on for who and who would return next season, after all they’re hosts (robots). 

PS: Even dead humans can return as hosts, as the show’s shown us time and again. 

With the season two finale just aired, the long wait for what’s sure to be a refreshingly different third season has begun. #HBO, have mercy, don’t take too long, please. 

If you still haven’t seen the season finale, go do so now! ⚠ 

And… If you’ve once tried Westworld and didn’t like it, please don’t bash it for others just yet; it only means the show’s too convoluted for you to handle at that point, doesn’t mean someone else can’t find it immediately intriguing,👌.

Series Finale of ‘Once Upon a Time’

Every show had a beginning, and most certainly will have an end. The end of ABC’s Once Upon a Time is here and we’re very much ready for it. 

The show began in 2011, at the boom of supernatural TV demand and it was a delight to behold. We got to see, first hand, wonderful Disney characters we grew up with interwoven in ways we never thought possible. This novel interesting approach continued all the way through season 4 after which the show became a bore to follow with season 6 being the worst of the lot. Disney/ABC, understandably, still wouldn’t give up on the show and ordered a soft reboot for its seventh season, which still didn’t go well ratings wise… And here we are. 

With a plot too convoluted and twists so surprisingly shocking that they cease make sense, the show made its mark. That’s what it was known for. I even find it difficult recounting all the evenings that occurred throughout this final season. But one thing I know is, it became a showdown between new, but old, more evil Rumpelstiltskin, and a redemptive storyline of some sort for Regina.

In essence, I’d like to call Once Upon a Time Regina’s story. Since Emma left, someone had to take up the reins of the face of heroism; and even though grown up Henry tried that at first, I’m happy the writers realized he didn’t have the same charm and charisma as teenage Henry, so they switched to Regina. 

From Evil Queen to Good Queen 👑, Regina got her happy ending and we couldn’t be happier for her. 
Once Upon a Time had a nice run and now its watch has ended, time to move on to other things. 🚶 🚶 🚶. 

DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow Season 3 Finale Review

After 18 episodes, the third season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow comes to an end, and it does so in a very RIDICULOUS manner. Funnily ridiculous, if there’s a phrase like that 😂.

I’ve always known the show to be goofy, but I never knew it could go to the lengths it went in this season finale. Most surprising of all is that in its silliness the episode actually works and we get the vibe and flow with the tide the show’s become known for. 


The season started with The Legends trying to fix time anachronisms they themselves unleashed at the end of the previous season. And in their many  adventures realized the fight, this time, was truly against an ancient demon named Mallus and his human minions, The Darhks. Even though I had my reservations about Damien Darhk’s continuous reoccurence on the show I quickly moved passed those differences as he and his daughter Nora effortlessly won me over with their shenanigans. Imagine me waiting months for the epic showdown between The big bad, The Legends and all six Anansi totems they struggled to find, only to see Mallus battle a giant sized TEDDY BEAR 🐻 (Mimo)… Like, WTF!!! 😱. The scenes were hilarious though, I fell down laughing and rubbing my aching tummy 😁, maybe you’d too, who knows? 

I still maintain my stance, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ is one of the best shows on TV 📺 right now. If you don’t agree, tell me why, or go argue with your umunna, 😎. I’m waiting… 🎤. 

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Rinzy Reviews ‘Jessica Jones Season 2’

Rinzy Reviews ‘Jessica Jones Season 2’

The second season of Jessica Jones is an almost different show from what we saw in season 1. With the death of Kilgrave many people, myself included, wondered the direction the show would be headed moving forward. Allow me quell your worries, this season is wonderful, creative and a mild slice of heaven. It isn’t as good as the first one, but it’s still a nice watch.

[SMALL SPOILER ALERT!!! 😂]

The big-bad this season brings with her (yes, it’s a she) a surprise twist to the show’s mythology; something unexpected, yet very welcome – she’s Jessica’s long lost (once thought dead) mother. After this revelation, the story dragged for a while: I found it annoying. At the core, it became more of a family-drama than one belonging to the superhero genre, which in itself wouldn’t be a bad thing, but the story drags too much (starting from around Ep. 9) that it becomes stale, annoying and somewhat predictable.

I loved the character-arc of supporting characters this season, old and new: Trish, Malcom, Jeri, Trish’s mom, Oscar, Carl, etc. I loved them all. I feel the strength of the season was built around these people’s journey and I really loved it. More compelling is the fact that the villains this season appear sympathetic, at a point you start to root for them. This makes sense because in the real world there’s almost no clear hero or villain, it’s just people making various decisions, simple or complex, to survive and live another day.

If you still haven’t seen it, I recommend this season of JJ to you, you’ll love it.

 

PS: Kilgrave’s brief stint this season was a welcome idea. It was short, precise and permissive with the rest of the story; it painted more light on the internal struggle going on inside Jessica’s head even as she takes care of every other person’s shit.

With the way the season ended, we know Trish now has powers. Asides quick reflexes, we’d have to wait till next season to see the full range of her skills.

 

Rinzy Reviews ‘Big Little Lies’

Have you watched HBO’s ‘Big LITTLE Lies’?
If you haven’t, you should see it. It’s one interesting miniseries later turned into a show (even though I think they shouldn’t have) but it’s still a good watch. I hope I made sense. 

The show starts with a flashward mystery, somebody dies and we have to guess who it was.

In a small town where nothing ever happens, we have three women passing through various struggles as women and as parents:

We have a young single-mom running 🏃 from her past whilst still trying to give her son the best life she can afford; another woman who chooses to remain in an abusive 😞 marriage thinking its a form of love expression between her and her husband because of the sex that always comes out of it; and another woman jiggling between keeping her home in order and being the town’s pseudo-queen bee; these and many more make up the very story of the people living in a small town by the sea. 

Though I had a problem with the predictability of the story, I was okay with its execution. It was a good watch and I recommend it to those who haven’t seen it yet. 

Lest I forget, the show boasts of an impressive cast, from my personal person Alexander Skarsgård to Nicole Kidman to Shailene Woodley to Reese Witherspoon to Laura Dern to Zoe Kravitz, the show isn’t short of impressive faces who bring their A-game to the table. 

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