Busy, but Not Gone

Anyone who reads this blog, please know that I’ve been a little busy with work and life, but I have not abandoned it. I’ll probably find time to do a book review of Here and Now by Ann Brashares, discuss the killing of Neal on Once Upon a Time, which I was really pissed about, and then start The Fosters rewatch. I loved the first 10 episodes, had huge problems with the last 11, so it’ll be interesting.

Lots more coming this month. Promise.

Coming up soon…

1. Best Movies of 2013 countdown
I’ve seen a lot of movies this year. Ten of them really blew my mind. Additionally, I’m seeing a couple more next week. So the list starts the last week in December.

2. Best Shows of 2013 Countdown/Evaluation
Now that so many shows are about to hit their midseason break, and a few favorites are closer to returning, I can evaluate the year in TV as a whole. It’s been a pretty good year for TV.

3. More reviews
A few movies I’ve seen, completely deserve to be reviewed and discussed, along with some books. So I’ll start doing more of those this week.

4. Character Profiling
Hint: By Friday, I’m covering a certain Tomorrow person we love more than the lead character.  Another hint: he killed Logan Echols.

5. More Popculture Pains
Hint: when action outweighs the storyline, we have a problem.

6. And much more…
I’m going to add a lot more posting in the next month. Be prepared for lots more OTP awesomeness.

ABCFamily’s The Fosters Rewatch

Leading up to The Fosters summer finale, I am going to rewatch each episode of the show and review it. The reviews will dissect many of the major issues explored in The Fosters episodes. I have decided to do this for The Fosters , because it is a rare show where everything works almost flawlessly. The actors sell their characters’ emotional struggles, the writers tackle important political issues without being too aggressive with them and the directors really understand the complexity of the writers’ work. To say I’ve seen a lot of television shows is an understatement. I’ve consumed more television–both domestic and foreign shows– than many people will their entire life. So I think I’ve seen enough television series to know a good one, and The Fosters isn’t just good, it’s transcendent.

This Fosters rewatch is a playful way for people who haven’t seen the series to learn a little bit more on it, and to encourage others to explore it themselves. Today, It was announced, that The Fosters has received a request for more episodes this season.  Hopefully, this is just the sign of many more episodes to come. So now, more than ever, it is a good time for me to discuss the cultural significants of a family drama/teen show of this sort.

ABC-Family-The-Fosters-620x412To give the show the best farewell until January, I want to review each episode in depth, starting Monday August 5, 2013 and concluding Thursday, August 15, 2013.  I invite everyone who watches The Fosters to do the same. Therefore, allowing a more conversation tone of these reviews.  If you do decide to join in on the rewatch, please link your blog clips on the comment section below.   I hope you will enjoy these analytical looks at each episode of The Fosters as much as I will enjoy writing them.

For now, if you haven’t seen The Fosters, nor have you heard of it, check out the trailer below.