EPIC ADAPTATIONS AUGUST BOOK OF THE MONTH ANNOUNCEMENT!

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m announcing Epic Adaptations August book of the month!

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Hey! So yesterday I finished up my 13 Reasons Why review and I’m so glad that I’m done with that show and that book because I hated it. I hated it so much! Now we are done talking about that show we can now talk about a show that I have been loving so much and I recently read the book so I’m really excited to this! My August book of the month is Still Star – Crossed by Melinda Taub!

The show just finished and I loved it so much and I really have to talk about the finally because OMG! Unfortunately it got canceled so you’ll probably hear a lot about that as well but still.

Look at for those reviews coming your way along with my summer reads post and my Life is Strange Episode 1 Gameplay! If you would like to join the book club then click here to join or just stay tune on this blog to find out what book is coming next. Well that’s all I have to say about this, I’m excited for it and I hope you guys enjoy. Follow the blog if you would updates for when I post and follow my other social media links. I post once a week every week. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

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13 Reasons Why TV SHOW review / Rant | Epic Adaptations

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m talking about the hit Netflix tv show based off the book by Jay Asher which is my July book of the month!

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If you don’t know, I’m doing a book club called Epic Adaptations where every month I pick a book that has a movie adaptation and I review both the adaptation and the book. If you want to know more about it then click out this post here and if you want to read about my thoughts on the book then click here to check that out. If you like 13 Reasons Why then you shouldn’t read this review because you probably won’t like it.

So if you remembered from my review of the book then you should know that I don’t really like 13 Reasons Why the book and if you want to know then go read read my review of the book. I wasn’t looking forward to this show even before I re read the book, I still wasn’t looking forward to this show. Then it dropped and it trended on Tumblr for like a week and I went to school and everyone was talking about it. It was the new thing. I tired to give it a shot and I got like two minutes in and then I stopped because I didn’t like it. It just wasn’t close to the book in anyway. Now that I have re read the book and I’m doing this so I have watched the show and I don’t like it either. It just wasn’t good. I only really liked Clay and hell sometimes I didn’t even really like him at some points.

I can’t do a non spoiler part because I just have to rant about everything so if you haven’t watched this you have to leave because I’m going to spoil you in this.

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OKAY! So where the hell do I began? The first episode was good which surprised. It was pretty close to book besides some thing like making Hannah and Clay friends and giving more flashbacks and I didn’t hate it. Liked that it made them friends because I thought it would have been better for their relationship. I’m thinking my rating will be like a high 90% but then episode to rolled around and my rating and my liking dropped. It dropped like every episode.

Okay that’s start with the fact that Tony is like Hannah Baker’s freaking secret agent. He was being really weird and mysterious and it was annoying as hell. I didn’t like his character. His only purpose in the book was for Clay to steal the walkman from him which Clay does in the show but then Tony just shows up everywhere like some old guy that appears in fantasy movies to give warnings and inspirational messages and I found it so weird! I didn’t really like his character because for one like I said before he was weird and one that’s literally all he is around for. His character is only for being that and that’s it nothing else so you don’t get to learn anything about him that would make him interesting. Guess the fact that he’s a secret agent is what makes him an interesting character but I didn’t it like that.

Another thing I didn’t like which was something I was half way looking forward to was us getting a closer look at all the characters. We never met any other characters besides Clay and Hannah in the book of 13 Reasons Why so when I watched Christine’s review of the show she said that we get a closer look at the characters who have tapes and Hannah’s parents. The other characters that have tapes in this story suck. They aren’t great people and they for the first couple episodes they are going after Clay because they don’t want the tapes to go to Bryce who raped Hannah and is the worst out of all them. I’m like why you guys all still friends? You know what he did what the fuck are you guys doing? None of them are interesting and the story is trying to get me to connect with them but I can’t. We one don’t know a lot about them or see them in any scene where they are doing something good. I liked Hannah’s parents because they are going through something that is hard to go through and it’s probably the only thing that is shown well on this show.

Can we talk about the weird dream sequence with Hannah’s mom killing Clay? What was that? I mean I would understand why he would have that if he had listen to his tape and then had met up with Hannah’s mom and had that dream I would understand but he didn’t so what was the point. Also if you are going to make Clay and Hannah closer then they were in the book why is Clay saying that they weren’t close! What was that! They are clearly friends! Also can we talked about the fact that Hannah doesn’t even die the same way! In this she gets in the bath and cuts her wrist but in the book she takes pills. Why did we need to make this change? To make it more dramatic because that doesn’t look go on Netflix or the people who run the show. You literally changed her death to make it more dramatic.

Also they shouldn’t have add the suicide or the rape scenes to the show because it can trigger people and they knew. The people went to therapist and specialist to figure out how they should do these scenes and they were told not to do it because people would be triggered and they completely ignored that! The message is still the same for this show from the book which is that love can heal depression which I don’t agree and they have this whole thing were Clay feels guilty about Hannah because she said that he could have saved her if he loved her. I have two reaction for this which is no not true she has no right to tell him this because it’s not true. It doesn’t work like that. And two this boy cared about you so much. Yes he could have been a better friend at some points but he loved her. THIS SHOW MAKES ME SO MAD! I need to stop. Okay we were done! This show started out really well but with every episode I liked less and it got less accurate.

Accuracy: 43%

The character names were right, the people on the tapes were right but I didn’t remember Justin being on there twice. It wasn’t that close to the book and I won’t be watching it again. I didn’t have a fun time watching this. It was boring it has the same messages as the book which I didn’t like and the show runners did somethings that I didn’t agree with which is why I’m giving it a D.

Rating: D for being really boring

I’m not giving it an F because I do think that the acting is great and I did enjoy that first episode so I don’t think can give it an F. I didn’t enjoy it and I wouldn’t watch it again because it felt longer then 13 freaking episodes! Also WHY IS THERE TO BE A SEASON TWO! WE DON’T NEED A SEASON TWO! *sighs to calm down Okay I’m done. For now at least. I’m not going to watch season two because it probably has nothing to do with the book and can we talk about how weird it is that Netflix renewed this but canceled Girl Boss, Sense 8, and the Get Down. What the hell? I have a poll on Twitter to decide what book I should read next for Epic Adaptations so if you could please check that out.

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Right now it’s between The Handmaid’s Tale and Still Star-Crossed and I can’t decide so please help! I don’t know what post is coming up next but look out for it. I’m so glad I’m done reviewing this show. Have you guys watched this show? What did you think of it? Did you like or did you hate it? Let me know! I hope you enjoyed this review and make sure to look out for more coming your way. You should follow my book club here and other social media links. I posted rants like this once a week every week. Look out for more reviews and other random posts. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

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EPIC ADAPTATIONS BOOKCLUB ANNOUCEMENT!

Greetings Earthlings! Today I’m announcing my bookclub called Epic Adaptations!

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So if you didn’t know and I don’t think you would know, I’ve had a book club for awhile. It’s nothing special I had two books picked out and then I forgot about it. I felt bad because I really wanted to do it but I wanted to do something fun with it. If you also know that I want to do more movie posts. So I’m going to do both! This bookclub will involve reading book and the film or tv show that is based that book.

I will be picking one book once a month and the review of the book should came out in the middle of the month followed by the move review at the end of month. In the adaptations review, I will give two ratings. One will be an accuracy rating on how will it matches the book and then I will gave another rating on how much I enjoyed it. If I pick a book that I have already reviewed then I’ll probably just repost that review or I’ll redo it if I don’t like it or I forgot about something.

My book for this month is one that I’m picking because I already have a post ready to get started on and I want to talk about. The show came out a couple months ago and you heard about, it was trending on tumblr for like week. Yep that’s right for this month I’ll be reviewing 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher and I’ll also be watching the first season of the Netflix hit. I haven’t seen the show, I saw like the first minute and then I stopped watching because it was already wrong. I don’t know maybe I’ll like.

I hope you enjoy these reviews that are coming up soon like 13 Reasons Why the book review and Spiderman: Homecoming review. Look at for that! If you would like to join the book club then click here to join or just stay tune on this blog to find out what book is coming next. Well that’s all I have to say about this, I’m excited for it and I hope you guys enjoy. Follow the blog if you would updates for when I post and follow my other social media links. I post once a week every week. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

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YOU HAVE TO WATCH A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS!

Greetings everyone! Today I’m reviewing the Series of Unfortunate Events which came out yesterday and I just finished it and I have a lot of things to say so let’s get started!

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Rating: + A: Perfect show with get characters and fantastic plot line.

I’m going to be honest I never read this series until last year. I’ll hold for your judgment *i feel the judgement right now I literally finished the last book on Wednesday. I had alway wanted to read this series but for some reason it took me 16 years to do it. I was going to put the ASOUE books on my 2016 favorites list but I just wanted to finish all the books first. So you guys should be seeing this series on my 2017 favorite book list. I had been looking forward to this series since the  first teaser trailer came out in like 2015 I think maybe before and I never heard anything also after that so I forgot but then more stuff kept coming out and I got so excited!

The show came on yesterday on Netflix and I started watching but then my sister got mad because I was watching it without her so then I stopped watching it and then we started it up again, finished it and now I’m here telling how fucking awesome this show was! It was spot on and beautifully filmed and wonderfully casted. It was so good seeing these books coming to life! It was perfect! Two trailers were released for this series one was funny and the other was pretty dark and I think that was pretty great. That’s what this series is it’s really dark which is something that it is know for but this story has it’s humorous moments. Sometimes that is hard for shows and movies to have that perfect blend because they can be too dark but not funny enough or like the case of the film version of this series they can be too happy.

This show was that perfect blend of humor and darkness that is this series which just adds on to it’s greatness. There was a movies that had the plot lines from the first three books, I haven’t seen it but I have hear horrible things about like the fact that they tried to squeeze  three books into one movie. The cast for the Baudelaire kids look much older then they should be and Klaus ISN’T WEARING GLASS! WHAT THE FUCK IS UP WITH THAT? THAT’S HIS WHOLE CHARACTER! I MEAN NOT REALLY BUT YOU GET WHAT I’M SAYING! But we aren’t here to talk about that film we are here to talk about the show which is much better.

 

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This show was so great. The characters were great, the story was great, I had so much fun watching this. Everyone was perfect this show was perfect. This show was a great kick off to 2017. Okay that’s all I can say for my non spoiler section so if you haven’t seen the show yet I’m going to ask you to leave. It’s for your own safety if you don’t want to get spoiled. Go watch it and then come back and finish this review. Bye bye! If you have watched the show then you can just keep on reading the rest of this review and I hope you enjoy.

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 Okay now that the non spoiler people are gone let’s talk about this show! This show was the best and as soon as the opening came on I knew that was going to be awesome. If you know that in the books something that is said is that you shouldn’t read these books if you want something happy and that is what the opening credits for this show is. It’s Neil Patrick Harris sing about the story for the two episode and about how you should look away. The opening was written by Daniel Handler who wrote the books under Lemony Snicket so that just adds on to the greatness.

They also have Dear Beatrice after the opening in every part one episode because every part one episode is the beginning of new book and when that happened I was just like this show is going to be amazing. I was watching these with my siblings and my mom who hadn’t read the books so I was just freaking out and they were just like what?  I love that had the Dear Beatrice because those are such a big apart of the feel of the books and it made me so happy!

There are so many references and easter eggs to future books all over the place. When I was rewatching the second episode with my siblings I heard Count Olaf say something about a sugar bowl and I was I UNDERSTOOD THAT REFERENCE!!!! Speaking of Count Olaf who is played by Neil Patrick Harris was amazing. I knew he was going to be good when I saw the trailers and he was even better in the actual show oh my god it was great. He was so perfect as Count Olaf like in the books he freaked me out and he was able to make me feel like that again. I didn’t see the film like I said before but I have heard mixed things about Jim Carry’s Count Olaf so.

 

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Neil was literally one of the best part of this show with the different disguise *#yessicahaircuts along with his henchmen and two women. They were all so funny most of the humor of the show came from their characters goofiness *well many the henchman. There were a lot of other reference like in the last episode when Olaf and the Hook handed man are running away, Olaf was just like that it’s I’m going to be working alone and I’m never going to have a partner which is foreshadowing is to come in the next season with Esme Squalor hopefully.

I think will bring her because this show was spot on in like every episode with characters and storylines. Some of the lines from the books make it into the episodes which is so great!

Patrick Warburton as Lemony Snicket was just fantastic!  He just narrates in a voice that is like soo nice to listen to and it’s also like kind of monotone which just makes it better. He was a lot of fun to watch because he’ll just pop up at random places and start talking and explain whats up and then they’ll have lot of things that help him go along with what he is explaining. I don’t think they had a Lemony Snicket in the film but I know that they had the voice of Jude Law. He probably was good I wouldn’t know but I think even if I had seen then I still would have like Patrick Warburton better.

I already talked about this but I’m going to talk about it again and that is the Baudelaires. They were casted so perfectly in age (well I think Louis Hynes is like 15 but he looks really young and Sunny is infant so that wouldn’t have been too hard) and looks. They all did such a good job as their characters. I loved Malina Weissman as Violet she did such a good job as Violet. Every time she put her hair up in a bow it was so dramatic and I loved it. Louis Hynes was a perfect Klaus and he looked adorable in his glass I loved him. Presley Smith is the cutest baby in the whole world. She is perfect for Sunny!

Other characters were on the show and other actors that I didn’t know about were on the show like Will Arnett and Cobie Smulders, they play two parents trying to get back to their kids and at first I thought that they were the Baudelaires’ parents but it turns out that they were they Quagmire parents and we see the Quagmire Fire. I was just freaking out and my family was just like what? Mr. Poe was a character that I don’t like but is perfectly performed on this show. Uncle Monty and Aunt Josephine were so fun to watch on tv when they die I was just like why!!!!!! The show ends with the kids at the Academy which is the location in the fifth book and the Quagmires are there with them and then it ends with a song talking about not getting a happy ending which was so great! I loved this show!

This show was perfect in every way. I need a season two right now! Netflix if you are reading this just get on it because it’s so perfect! Let’s hope for an even better second season if we get one. Did you guys watch this? Did you enjoy this as much as I did? I hope you guys enjoy this review and are following my book club here and other social media links. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

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Shadowhunters Season One review!

Greetings earthlings! Today I’m reviewing Shadowhunters season one because season two comes on tonight and what the hell I forgot to post this earlier in year!

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Rating: -B: Could has better and was too slow and only got good at the end

Shadowhunters is based on the Mortal Instruments books series by Cassandra Clare which I have reviews for City of Bones, City of Ashes, and Lady Midnight out right now. My City of Glass review is coming out soon so look out for that. There already was a Mortal Instruments film and I liked it but no one else seem to but I was really looking out for this show ever since it was first announced and ever since I finished the series. My excited dropped though the more stuff they released because man it looked cheesy as hell and had an actress playing Clary that didn’t seem like the best actress.

 I got what I expect. An okay show with Actors and Actress that some I found great like Alberto Rosendo, Matthew Daddario, Harry Shum Jr., and Emeraude Toubia. They played their characters so well and I loved them. Some I thought were okay which is the rest of the cast. I’m sorry to say that because to be honest I like Dom Sherwood, I thought he was good in Vampire Academy and he is not too bad to look. He very once and a while he seems like a good Jace but sometimes I just don’t like him. Clary on the other hand, she hasn’t been in a lot but man I had a little bit a hope that it was just the trailers making her look cheesy. Nope and what the hell is up with her hair?

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Why is it orange? It looks like a wig but it’s not!

I have both pros and cons with this show. One of the cons is that it stopped following the books after two episodes. The first two episodes were pretty close to the book and they were pretty good episodes but then episode three came alone and man that was pretty bad. It was just so weird, episode three was my least favorite. I had a test the day after it air so I couldn’t watch but then I started watching and it took me three days to finish it because I just was bored. Jace takes Clary to this underworld bar and has her make out with a vampire and I’m like what???? Then Izzy is ‘hanging out’ with this fairy dude and I’m again like what????? Then we have got my baby Simon who was kidnapped and is now with Raphael and Camille. Alec is off somewhere.

Another thing was they tried to push the ships too hard. I mean come on?? One of the reasons I loved Magnus and Alec is was just watching their relationship grow and there also was a lot of funny moments with Alec trying to hide their relationship. But in the show they just tried so hard to push them together and it was just weird. I didn’t feel that connected to them or that Alec felt the same way for some episodes.  They also did something that I hate which is bring ship names into the show. I don’t find it funny at all I find it like they are trying too hard to be funny.

We also got this weird arrange wedding thing and I don’t get me wrong that kiss was epic and I think Lydia made the right choice with calling off the wedding so that he could be happy. I wanted the City of Glass kiss though after they had before grown and I didn’t get that. We also didn’t get the great Jace and Clary kiss that we got in City of Bones. We got some lame kiss that happened in front of the whole squad and not the romantic one we got in the book.

There were a lot of errors that were in the shows. Like Mrs. Lightwood is like stone cold to Izzy and nice to Jace and Alec but in the books she was nice to Izzy and Alec because they were her kids and stone cold to Jace. Also Lydia is from the Branwell family and she’s like my grandfather ran one of these and I’m like that’s not what happen did any one read the books.

I do have some pros about the show like I said I loved some the cast and how the portrayed the characters. My favorites are Alberto Rosendo and Emeraude Toubia. I love them so much as their characters and they are both very pretty. Everyone on this show is very pretty. I think that the show got better was it went on and with all this new season two stuff showing and it looks pretty close to the books now. They got the Smallville show runners and I’m currently watching that and I really like it.

This is a show where you shouldn’t go in expecting the books because it’s not going to be the same thing. Go into this to look at a different way of the Mortal Instruments because then you should be able to find some entertainment in watching this show. Do you enjoy the show? If you do then are you excited for the second season which comes back on tonight? I hope you guys enjoy this review and are following my book club here and other social media links. Like, Comment, and follow for more rants like these! Also make sure to follow my social media links.

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