For me, the biggest takeaway from Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal is this. Some kids equate an education from a top university to a pass to a smooth career, but that’s not it. Go where your parents can afford to send you and study the best that you can. Amass as much experience as you can and get a head start in dealing with #adulting responsibilities. That’s your key to success. And parents, stop raising entitled kids by giving them everything. Let them earn what they deserve using their own merits. It’s the same no matter where you are.
I think the greatest success of the series for me was that it made each point in this history lesson so compelling that I easily remember the names of the key players, as well as specific events that shaped this era in Japanese history. It’s tall order for someone who is not familiar with Japanese history at all, save for its connection to my country’s history. I wish that our filmmakers here in the Philippines would be able to come up with such a compelling project to depict our rich history as well.
At the end of the day, the real lesson of the tale is about responsibility and respect. Respect for the rule of law and responsibility for sharing only truthful information online, not versions of the truth, not subjective truth, not the truth tainted by biases, but just the truth. The truth is our shared responsibility and its non negotiable. For the people at the back, I hope you can hear this. The lives of others are not fodder for entertainment.
All in all, I was blown away by the sophisticated interrogation facilities in the UK and wished that the facilities in my home country was just as advanced. Its a show that intrigues the brain and its perfect for fans of a good whudunit show.
The main strengths of the series was its very very compelling script. There were countless times that I found myself tearing up over a particularly honest line which really pulled at the heartstrings. The words perfectly depicted triumph, loss and hope, which was perfectly intersped with a great musical score. The animation was beautiful. The music was magnificent.
Lupin is a great way to spend hours of your spare time, but because of its length, it only manages to touch on the surface. Its pretty light for a crime mystery but has its own laid back charm. I would like to see how Season 2 plays out now that Assane’s identity is clear to both his enemies and a few select members of the French police.
Without giving too much away, I loved how the drama ended. It was as good as it was going to get for this type of dark drama. Great performances from the main cast to the supporting characters. Excellent character development and treatment. Engaging story. This was a definite thumbs up for me.
Overall, Bridgerton was everything one can expect from a Shonda Rhimes and Julia Quinn team up and as a fan of the franchise, I give my seal of approval and share my excitement about what more is to come. Check out the eight-episode season of the series on Netflix. Stat.
I had such high hopes for Sweet Home … such high hopes. I was writing about this series long before it premiered on Netflix but now that its over, I feel somewhat shortchanged. It may be an unpopular opinion but I was wishing that Sweet Home could have been more than a 10-episode setup for the second season.
All in all, Holidate did not have the most original story. It was fairly simple but it filled out the better part of two hours with an entertaining take on the holidays for single people. It will definitely boost your holiday mood. And this is just me but I think the ending left enough room for a sequel. I would definitely check it out if it happens.