"Shadowhunters" Reaction

If you guys haven’t know it yet, The Mortal Instruments series is adapted into a TV show. I know it already has it’s movie, but it changes direction into a TV show and the storyline is back from the beginning. I wasn’t very thrilled when I heard the news, because well, I quite enjoyed the movie. It isn’t as good as the book, but it wasn’t that bad that the producers decided to cancelled City of Ashes. I was looking forward for Malec scenes! The show already premiered sometime ago, but it’s my first time watching this series, and I want to discuss some things with you.
Episode 1: The Mortal Cup

Okay. The first few minutes are quite amazing. The music, the acting, they’re amazing. Izzy, Alec and Jace look so badass and ready to slay a lot of demons. And then he met Clary and everything fell apart.

First of all, I don’t like Dominic Sherwood as Jace. Sorry, people. Physically, I think he’s too “big” or bulky to be Jace. I always pictured him lean and tall, basically Jamie Campbell-Bower. But then his acting. Oh my God what have they done to you??? I know he could act, I love his acting as Christian Ozera in Vampire Academy. He could pull off the dark, brooding, cynical teenage boy pretty well there. WHAT HAPPENED HERE??? He’s just expressionless and just creepy basically. No smile or anything. It’s too forced.


The pacing is too rushed. Too many info-dump. I know it’s was supposed to be rushed, everything basically happened all at once in the book. But the book doesn’t have cringe worthy diallogue! It sounds really weird and if I haven’t read the book, I would feel really confused.
The effect. Maybe it was supposed to be a low budget tv show, but come on! I mean, the seraph blade looks like plastic, and the portal is just horrendous!

I also like Lily Collins better as Clary because she acts better and more smaller (Clary is supposed to be short)… It’s just weird. Kat Mcnamarra doesn’t feel like Clary to me. I mean, does this expression looks real to you??

Alexander Lightwood. Matthew Daddario is such a scene stealer! I mean have you seen him?? He embodies Alec. He’s much more younger and looked like a teenager than Kevin Zegers. I don’t hate him, but he just doesn’t look like a teenager! And he potrays Alec really well. Can’t wait to see more of him!

Isabelle Lightwood. She’s just so badass and confident. But sometimes this show takes her confidence wayyy too far and make her look trashy… And Emeraude Tobia looks too old to be a teenager, and that’s a problem for me. But other than that, she’s fine.


Magnus! Harry Shum Jr acting is pretty awesome here. He’s just like Magnus I remembered in the first book, ignorant with the Shadowhunters problems. But where’s the glitter?? And what’s up with that smudged eyeliner look? I was actually pessimistic about him, because I actually like Godfrey as Magnus (he’s way taller than Alec, while in the tv show they’re almost the same height) but I have to admit, I can’t wait to see more of him in the next episodes!

And finally, I can’t feel the chemistry between Jace and Clary. I know, it’s only the first episode, there’s room for improvement. But I really really love Jamily as Jace and Clary because of their chemistry. How could you compare to this?? The way he looks at her it just….

I haven’t made my thoughts about Jocelyn, Luke and Valentine, so we’ll see about them later!

Episode 2: The Descent Into Hell is Easy

There are more informations given in this episode. We explores more of the Shadowhunter world and we meet more characters. Who is Valentine, what is the circle, etc etc. Things are becoming clearer. The Silent Brothers are absolutely terrifying, well done to the make up artists.

My biggest complain about this episode is Sizzy. I hate how the tv show makes them feel like an-insta love, when it actually takes a few books for Sizzy to actually happening. They’re pretty cute though, but Simon supposed to be in love with Clary right?

I also don’t like the way the tv show modernize the Institute. Where’s all the gothic, old feeling? It feels like a James Bond headquarters with all those modern technology.

Movie Simon and TV Show Simon are both adorable and quirky. Both actors potrayed Simon accurately! But like I said, he basically fell for Izzy the first time they met, so the problem is in the plot, not in the actor.
Conclusion
It was pretty decent as a series starter, but I prefer the movie over the TV show. The movie has it flaws, the plot a bit jagged and unclear, but it flows better than the tv show. But of course, it has only been 2 episodes, so we’ll see what happens next! I don’t like how they changed the plot, we missed some important scenes like Magnus party when he first saw Alec (MALEC!!!). I personally think they should take it slow. Trainings, more information, more landscape, familiarize viewers with the world. It would feel more fleshed out and pull me into the world. Let’s just hope this show would last long enough so we could see the whole Shadowhunter world.
Have you seen the tv show? What do you think about it? Do you prefer the tv show or the movie?

Book Review: Lorali by Laura Dockrill

Title: Lorali
Author: Laura Dockrill
Paperback Edition, 352 Pages
Published: July 2nd, 2015
Publisher: Hot Key Books
✰✰✰✰

Colourful, raw, brave, rich and fantastical – this mermaid tale is not for the faint-hearted.

Looking after a naked girl he found washed up under Hastings pier isn’t exactly how Rory had imagined spending his sixteenth birthday. But more surprising than finding her in the first place is discovering where she has come from.

Lorali is running not just from the sea, not just from her position as princess, but her entire destiny. Lorali has rejected life as a mermaid, and become human.

But along with Lorali’s arrival, and the freak weather suddenly battering the coast, more strange visitors begin appearing in Rory’s bemused Sussex town. With beautifully coiffed hair, sharp-collared shirts and a pirate ship shaped like a Tudor house, the Abelgare boys are a mystery all of their own. What are they really up to? Can Rory protect Lorali? And who from? And where does she really belong, anyway?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24910026-lorali

This is surprisingly a really quick read! And by quick, I mean if it wasn’t for school and life standing in the way, I could finish this book in a day. I went into this book without any expectations, and I’m happy that this book could surprise me.

The story is told from 3 povs, Lorali, Rory, and The Sea. I love how The Sea tells us what happened underwater, on the ship, and in London. I love how Rory and Lorali told us what happened in Hastings. Together, their story entertwined and created the beautiful big story. I also love how whimsical the story felt.

The characters. Lorali naiveness is adorable. She’s new to the human world, and she doesn’t even try to hide it. She wants to taste and try everything, she wants to experience everything to the fullest. Rory is all protective with Lorali, sometimes he seems younger than 16, other times he’s older. There’s no inbetween with them. The Ableglares are my favorite. I love how they’re different from other pirates and actually nice and really got each others back. I knew Elvis were trouble since the first chapter, but Flynn is such a nice person. And Iris and Carmine!! They’re so adorable and heartbreaking omg.

But there are also parts I don’t really like. The insta love is one of my problem. I get why Lorali would fall for Rory, but Rory is just too protective it’s kind of scary at some points. And he just dissapear for days without checking in with her mom, and when he needs her he just called her and she seems okay with that, even though she has depression. And Elvis reasons is just so weird and unbelieveable. 

BUT THAT ENDING THOUGH. That was so heartbreaking and so unexpected. I mean, the story itself was predictable. After the few first chapters, I could predict how the events would unfold. But the ending??? Never thought of that. spoiler I never thought Lorali and Rory would switch place! It’s just so sad that after all they couldn’t be together and it’s like Iris and Carmine all over again! And Otto. Poor Otto. I wish something better for the Ableglares! spoiler ends. What happened next?? What happened with the Ableglares? Will they ever speak with Rory and Lorali again??
Overall, it was a really quick and enjoyable story. I love how Laura Dockrill put a twist on a classic mermaid tale with her own mermaid tale.

Book Review: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Title: Outlander
Author: Diana Gabaldon
E-book edition, 733 pages
Published: June 1st 1991
Publisher: Dell
✰✰.5

The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord…1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life, and shatter her heart. For here James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire—and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27774436-outlander
I had no intention to read this book or whatsoever. But Sasha (abookutopia on Youtube) loves this book so much, she has around 4/5 copies of this book. Plus this book is turned into a tv show. And I also never read anything about Scotland or set in Scotland (except for Silver and watching Reign) and I know nothing about it (except Mary of Scots of course) so why not? 

Unfortunately, I have mixed feelings about this book. There are things that both I love and hate. First of all, this book is 733 pages long. I think it’s the longest book I had read in a while, and it just feels too much for me. I just can’t. The writing is so detailed, down to the smallest rock. I love how easy it was to visualised being in Scotland, but it also feels tedious and too much. I love Claire and Jamie. It wasn’t love at the first sight, they actually get to know each other first and fall in love gradually. I love how they love each other passionately and completely. But I’m sorry, they have too much sex in my opinion. I know this is an adult book, but do we have to get sex scenes in every places they visit? 

Also this book is so slow paced. It could spend days on the road, or castle, or hiding, doing nothing other than everyday chores. While it helps me imagine how life were in 1745 Scotland, it gets boring. And I love how the Scots actually speak in their own accent, even though I had trouble understanding them. It just feels more real.

Overall, I think this book is too mature and too much for me. I like the plot, but the pace and the length of this book turned me off. I don’t think I would continue this series, but I would definitely check the TV show out. And I would definitely read Into the Dim, which is supposed to be the YA version of Outlander. 

2016 Reading Challenge

I don’t really participate in reading challenge, because I’m not sure I could finished it. But I have to admit that reading challenges help me to read more books, with different genres and categories. And I love discovering new books, new genres, and new things basically. This year I participated in 3 reading challenges. That’s a lot I know. I kind of sure I could finish them all, but let’s just see what would happened this year! 😀

Hosted by: Goodreads (no shit Sherlock)
Goals: 70 books
Why? My last year’s goal is 65 books.
Let’s see if I could read more than 70 books this year.

Goals: 12 books (other than the ones in the mini challenge.)
Why? I don’t usually read contemporary, and I just want to read more of this genre this year. Contemporary tends to have more diverse issues than fantasy.

Goals: I plan to read more than 12 books, as much as I could.
Why? I have so many books I planned to read for so long but never actually read them. This challenge is perfect for me to tackle my TBR.

Other than challenges that are hosted by other bloggers, I also put up some challenges for myself. I want to push myself a bit more this year to read more books.

Read 12 classics
Read 3 books about LGBTA
Read 3 debut books
Complete 3 series 
Do you join any reading challenge this year?

Book Review: Champion by Marie Lu

Title: Champion
Author: Marie Lu
Paperback, 369 pages
Published: September 9th, 2014
Publisher: Speak
5/5 stars
 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21413814-champion

He is a Legend.
She is a Prodigy.
Who will be Champion?  

June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps Elect while Day has been assigned a high level military position. But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them once again. Just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defense. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything he has. With heart-pounding action and suspense, Marie Lu’s bestselling trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion.

Guys. GUYS. That was awesome. I loved every second of it! It’s just such a perfect, bad-ass conclusion to the Legend trilogy.

“They will kill you.” He draws closer. His eyes beg me to listen. “Please.”
I shake my head. “I’m staying right here. The people don’t need their morale crushed any further.”

First of all, I love how high the stakes are in this book. From the first chapter, we’re dealing with the fact that Day is dying. Then at the second chapter we learn that there’s an outbreak in the Colonies, they’re in the brink of war unless the Republic could provide the cure. And the cure is posibly in Eden’s blood. I mean, everything June and Day has ever fought for in Legend and Prodigy; the Republic, their family, justice, the people, it’s all in war worse danger. Because war is coming, and the Colonies has backup, and the Republic will definitely lose this war. Everything they ever fight for will be for nothing if they couldn’t find the solution.

“You drive me insane June. You’re the scariest, most clever, bravest person I know, and sometimes I can’t catch my breath because I’m trying so hard to keep up. There will never be another like you. You realize that, don’t you? Billions of people will come and go in this world, but there will never be another like you.”

The romance doesn’t take over the main plot about war. June and Day are strong characters. They are strong and able to do things to protect those they hold dear. They don’t let their romance clouded their decision, they put their fight first, then their feelings.  They love the Republic. They would fight for it with everything they have. AND THE FEELS OMG. They have to make A LOT of difficult decision in this book, they have to fight for the country and fight for each other and Day is dying and everything is amazing and hurts at the same time *cries*
I love how June and Day don’t fight against the goverment, they actually work together with them to make a better Republic. And Anden is a really good person, really, that I feel bad for him. He really wants to make Republic a better place, to find a solution without war, and I feel like people don’t appreciate him enough.

And also let’s don’t forget about how “tough” this book feels for me. It’s just so military-ish (what is the word guys??? halp.) and full of politics and other intrigue. Running the country, or a rebel group, or organizing a rebellion is never as easy as it seems.

“Hi,” he says. “I’m Daniel.”
“Hi,” I reply. “I’m June.”

This sounds like a normal, typical review for you guys, BUT TRUST ME I TRY SO HARD TO CONTROL MY SELF TO WRITE A COHERENT REVIEW. I love it so so so much guys! If you haven’t read this book, just read it soon! It’s so fantastic and leave you with so many feels!

Harry Potter vs Carry On

 
BEFORE WE START: I don’t have any intention to bash this book, Rainbow Rowell or anyone and anything in particular. I just need to get this dissapointment out of my system.

I know, I know. These are 2 different books, and I shouldn’t compare them. But I just finished Carry On recently, and I’m just so dissapointed with it. Mainly with the characters, and the underdeveloped world building. It’s based from Harry Potter so I was having such high hopes for it. I know I shouldn’t compare them, but I just need to get this out from my system.

Immature characters. I’m not sure Simon Snow is 17 (or 18?) because he feels like 12. He doesn’t make any plans for the future, like if there’s attack, then he’ll fight and hope to stay alive. And he tells everything to The Mage instead of trying to solve the problem himself. And he’s just so obsessed with Baz and stalked him everywhere just because he said Baz is evil. (You can say it’s love or whatever, but it only makes him creepier.) Harry Potter makes his own decision, which makes trouble sometimes comes to him. Like in Chamber of Secrets, the monster doesn’t exactly threatened him, but he chose to saved his friends. Or in Prisoner of Azkaban, when he decided to save Buckbeak, even though its just an animal. He chose to do those things, and sometimes without Dumbledore knowledge. I don’t know, Harry just seem more mature and capable to make his own decision at the age of 17 compared with Simon.

No monsters. All we got is numpties (basically trolls), vampires, harmless ghosts and a story about how Simon almost eaten by Chimaera. And none of the monsters are scary. They chatted with the numpties and vampires, and sing nursery to the dragon. The summary said “far more monsters” SO WHERE’S MY MONSTER??? In HP series we get at least one monster per book, but it was actually scary (Um dementors???)

Everything is basically hp rip-off? I know this book is based on Harry Potter but I was hoping from something original that Rainbow Rowell created herself. Why Baz has to live in a manor, exactly like Draco? I know he’s based on Draco Malfoy, but why don’t you twist him more with your own creativity? (Baz being a vampire doesn’t count) Why Simon has sword??? Why can’t he has other magical weapon? What’s up with Ebb lives alone in a hut just like Hagrid? Why can’t she lives in teacher quarters like other teachers? And other rip-offs.

No action. Simon always talked with the Humdrum and in what supposed to be final battle, there’s no battle. They chatted with the numpties and vampire. They sang nursery rhyme to the dragon. Simon fucking touched the Humdrum and gives his magic and the Humdrum just fucking dissapear. WHY RAINBOW ROWELL WHY

 

CONCLUSION

 

The summary promises so many things: fantasy, action, lgbt love, and monsters. I think it’s normal why I had such high expectations. I mean, I love Harry Potter, and I actually love the Simon & Baz snippets in Fangirl. So why this book turned up into such a dissapointment??? I kind of giving up with Rainbow Rowell. I love Eleanor & Park, like Midnights (her story in My True Love Gave to Me) and dissapointed in Fangirl and Carry On. My dissapointment outweighs my love for her writing. It’s just… I don’t know why sometimes her books worked, other times they don’t.
This is my personal opinion though, since many readers are also enjoying this book!

 

Have you read Carry On? What do you think about it? Do you like the world-building and magical aspect?

Expectations vs Reality // Book Review: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Title: Carry On
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Paperback edition, 522 Pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Published: October 2015
2/5 stars

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27187955-carry-on

Simon Snow just wants to relax and savor his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but no one will let him. His girlfriend broke up with him, his best friend is a pest, and his mentor keeps trying to hide him away in the mountains where maybe he’ll be safe. Simon can’t even enjoy the fact that his roommate and longtime nemesis is missing, because he can’t stop worrying about the evil git. Plus there are ghosts. And vampires. And actual evil things trying to shut Simon down. When you’re the most powerful magician the world has ever known, you never get to relax and savor anything.

Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, a mystery and a melodrama. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story — but far, far more monsters.

So if you’re not familiar with Rainbow Rowell or this book yet, let me explain. Rainbow Rowell writes a book, Fangirl, that has this character named Cath that is obsessed with Simon Snow series, which is basically a retelling of Harry Potter. This book is about Simon Snow. But not the original book. It’s like Rainbow Rowell’s own fanfiction about Simon Snow. So it’s basically a book, that is based on other fictional book, that is based on other fictional series.

Now let’s get started before you have a headache.

Expectations:
A story just like Harry Potter, full of magic, friendship, interesting characters and amazing world building.

Reality:
I’m dissapointed. Again. It’s like Fangirl all over again. I kind of enjoyed the plot, but I would’ve enjoyed it more if it weren’t for the characters. I mean magic? Solving a murder? Defeating the big bad wolf? I love that kind of story. But the characters are completely immature!

Simon Snow is the Chosen One. He’s the main character. But here’s the thing: he is not interesting at all as a character. He depends too much on the Mage. He runs to him everytime he faces a problem and didn’t try to solve it by himself. He doesn’t make his own decision. He said it himself, he only do what he’s told. He sits around and wait while his friend Penelope make the stratedy. And he’s obsessed with his room mate, Baz. All he’s doing is stalking him. Becaus he has a feeling that he’s evil. Why is that? Because he is evil he said. Well then.

Baz is more interesting. Well I guess. Compared to Simon, I love his chapters more. He actually did something. He’s the typical bad-boy-with-horrifying-past and I-am-mean-to-you-because-I-like-you. But I still feel like he’s underdeveloped.

Penelope is okay I guess. She’s smart, but she doesn’t afraid to jump head-first into action. And she actually cares for Simon. And she doesn’t care about Normal or not. And she doesn’t easily trust people (unlike our main character).

Agatha. I don’t even know why is she even in this book. What is her purpose? To add drama I guess?? Did she do anything? Nope. She didn’t do anything? Nope, literally. She cries and then run away. Well good for her. Why is she so obsessed with Lucy all of a sudden? No one knows :):):)

No spells??? It relies on normal words/phrases like There’s nothing to see here! or Take a break, have a kitkat. We just “pour magic/our will into the words”. And we don’t really know about the magickal world. What is the Coven or how the Mage and his men works, or why the old families have their own Coven. What is the Humdrum’s goals?

And it was supposed to have monsters! But we barely get any monsters. We only get numpties (trolls basically) and story about how Simon got attacked by Chimaera. Baz as a vampire doesn’t count. WHERE ARE MY MONSTERS???


We have no closure. I mean no one is bother to say the truth about what happened to each other. spoiler Baz didn’t tell Penelope that the Mage is evil. Penelope didn’t tell Baz about Davy and Lucy. Simon is basically in the dark about The Mage being evil. spoiler ends So is The World Of Mages. I can’t see the dynamic and team work within them and it frustates me. What about Nicodemus and Ebb?
And the romance? What romance? I feel no chemistry between them. No fluff. It came out of nowhere, after years in each other’s throat and trying to kill each other (I mean really, you try to feed your crush to a Chimaera???) and suddenly they’re kissing???

It’s not all that bad though. I mean, there are some moments that I actually liked, like how close Penelope and Simon are, when they actually work together and figure everything out, and Lucy’s povs. But still it wasn’t as good as I hope it would be.


Conclusion:
It doesn’t feel like a YA book to me. It feels like a Children’s Book because of how immature the characters are, and how rushed evertyhing is. I kinda like the plot, it has so much potential. But the immature characters ruined the plot, steers it to the other way. UGH. To be fair, it’s only one book with 522 pages. But then maybe Rainbow Rowell shouldn’t put so many things to be solved in a book. It feels unfinshed. It’s like Harry Potter but less magical and more rushed.

December 2015 Wrap Up and January 2016 TBR

Hi guys! It’s officially 2016 now! How did you spent New Year’s Eve? I had a barbecue at my friend’s house and we just stayed up tried (and failed) watch scary movies. I really enjoyed my time with them, and honestly, as much as I hate school this year, I feel sad knowing that I might not be able to spend the next New Year’s Eve with them, since we’re all going to different universities. *sobs*

Ehem. Now back to business.

So in my December TBR, I list around 6 books. Anddd… well, I only 1 of them. I actually read 7 books in December, but none of them are from my TBR list. I just pushing myself way to hard to finish the Popsugar reading challenge and ended up in a reading slump by the end of December 😄 Plus with the Christmas break, I travelled to my grandmother’s house, which didn’t left me with a lot of time to read.

What I Read

  1. Delirium by Lauren Oliver ✰✰
  2. The Medicci’s Dagger by Michael Scott
  3. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo ✰✰✰✰.5
  4. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee ✰✰✰✰✰
  5. Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan ✰✰✰
  6. William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope by Ian Doescher ✰✰✰✰
  7. Outlander by Dianna Gabaldon (Actually, I’m halfway through this book. This is just such a hard book and I want to take it slow. I might not want to read any other books with 700+ pages this year *sighs*)

So. January. I don’t have much for this month TBR, because school will start soon, and when it starts, I doubt I’ll have time to read any books because well, exams. This is my last year at school, and honestly, my last term. I only have 3 month left until final exam, so a lot of exams are coming!

Books I Probably Read in January

  1. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell // I finally read this guys!!!!
  2. Trickster by Matt Dembicki // Saw this at NYE at my friend’s house and I just snatch it away!
  3. Champion by Marie Lu // I did it guys! I finally bought this book and I’m going to finish this in January (let’s just hope I won’t get a really bad book hangover because it’s only January damn it)
  4. A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle // My body is ready for more Sherlock.
  5. Vicious by V.E Schwab // Anti hero as the main character? I’m in!
  6. And maybe finish Outlander

Post in this blog

  1. November Wrap-Up and December TBR
  2. Series Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  3. Book Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  4. Bedtime Book Tag
  5. Book Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  6. The Grinch Book Tag
  7. Long Cold Nights Favorites
  8. Deck The Halls
  9. 2016 Goals
  10. 2016 Releases
  11. Best of 2015
  12. 2015 Reading Challenges Report
  13. 2015 Reading Stats
  14. Basically A Happy New Year Post  

It’s unusual for me to post everyday, but hey, it’s end of the year! So many things to wrap and words to say. And I only post 2 (3 maybe) reviews on the blog because I’m just kind of not in the mood to write down my thoughts into a blog post, so I did a mini reviews on Goodreads for every book I read. Maybe I’ll do a round up.

Also, I forgot to bookmarked all my favorites blogpost in December, so I can’t round it up here! I’m so sorry but December is just such a hectic month for me!

What was your favorite book? What book you’re really excited this month?

"The Abominable Bride" Reactions

Okay so as you guys know, there’s a Sherlock 90 minutes special episode titled “The Abominable Bride”. I know almost nothing about this episode except that it sets in Victorian London.

I love Sherlock. I watched the Robert Downey version of the movies, watched all episodes of the BBC Sherlock (and patiently waited for the next season) and I know I only read 1 book, but I have 3 other and I plan to read it this year.

Bottomline is: I love Sherlock. 

And now the wait is over! Hear ye hear ye, there’s a new episode! And not just ordinary episode, but a 90 minutes special.  So here’s my reaction to this episode (this is so hard guys I have to constantly pause to write my thoughts. but I also have to paused it to fangirling so…) It might have a few spoilers, so if you haven’t watch this episode… I suggest you watch it now and come back later!

  1. 00:01 THIS IS IT
  2. 00:35 I AM SO LOVING THIS FLASHBACK
  3. 00:54 SHERLOCK!!!! gOD DAMN IT
  4. 01:05 JOHNLOCK IS INTENSE
  5. 02:17 john looks funny in the uniform
  6. 05:15 ooh I always love the opening song
  7. 07:05 “Did you enjoy it?” “No” poor watson!
  8. 07:29 oh poor Mrs. Hudson!
  9. 09:30 sassy mary. i hope she doesn’t come between johnlock 
  10. 11:07 SHERLOCK YOU GRINCH
  11. 14:45 stop saying she’s dead you fool, both Sherlock and Moriarty were dead and yet they’re alive and healthy rn
  12. 18:09 wait what molly???
  13. 19:25 john shut up sherlock looks done with your bullshit
  14. 20:33 he??
  15. 23:24 damn it sherlock how could you not realize john has moved out
  16. 25:08 everyone wants to be mentioned in the story HAHAHA
  17. 26:39 john really fails at this
  18. 27:33 mycroft??? wth happened
  19. 28:13 i don’t know how mycroft and sherlock parents raised them. both are sociopath. STILL LOVE THEM THOUGH.
  20. 29:43 okay watson you’re DEFINITELY paranoid
  21. 40:11 classic holmes
  22. 43:04 BUSTED HOLMES HAHA
  23. 44:28 deep talk watson, deep talk
  24. 47:40 dAMN IT WATSON WHY DIDN’T YOU BRING FLASHLIGHT
  25. 48:07 WATSON YOU COULD SHOOT HER WHY WHY WHY JUST PULL THE TRIGGER
  26. 50:33 I’M CRYING
  27. 55:17 MORIARTY
  28. 55:27 I ACTUALLY MISS THIS LIL SHIT SO MUCH I CAN’T WIPE OFF THIS BIG GRIN OFF MY FACE
  29. 55:28 I CAN’T EVEN *flails*
  30. 59:04 “dead is the new sexy” I AM SO DONE
  31. 1:02:37 Mycroft and John are concerned parents
  32. 1:02:55 Mycroft is impressed with Mary
  33. 1:03:23 FLUFFY MYCROFT
  34. 1:08:15 damn sherlock is so desperate for john to missed him 😄
  35. 1:12:58 molly???
  36. 1:13:00 okay john you show off
  37. 1:15:47 FUCK I’M LAUGHING.
  38. 1:18:04 *slowly claps* John is an angry, frustrates boyfriend
  39. 1:18:09 *slowly claps for Mary*
  40. 1:18:37 oh God poor Lestrade
  41. 1:18:58 just ew
  42. 1:19:57 are you fucking kidding me??? Is this Supernatural right now???
  43. 1:22:37 “I am your weakness” “everytime you stumble, everytime you fail, I always there!” taken out of context, Moriarty sounds like an angry, possesive, jealous boyfriend
  44. 1:24:03 yes johnlock YES
  45. 1:24:04 MORIARTY SHIPS JOHNLOCK
  46. 1:25:48 SHERLOCK YOU BRAT
  47. 1:26:39 wAIT HE’S DEAD???
  48. 1:29:17 IT’S OVER NOW I BACK TO THE TORTURE OF WAITING
I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT.
It’s everything and anything more than I could expect it to be. I love the acting, the dynamic between the characters, the plot, the Victorian vibes. EVERYTHING. I love how it confuses me and I was like “ooohhh…” when I get it. I love how the characters are interacting and how dynamic they are. Like they’re actually made to be a team. I don’t know if it’s from the book or not, but I love how it brings theme of gender equality, how women are mostly ignored in the Victorian Era. I just love it so so much. I can’t wait for the next Sherlock, because well, this episode also ends in cliffhanger. (It wasn’t as deadly as S2&S3 though.)
Do you like Sherlock? What do you think of “The Abominable Bride”?