Mark Watches Supernatural and Veronica Mars

I’ve just started bing reading reviews of Supernatural on Mark Watches and I really realized how long it’s been since I’ve watched season 1 and 2 – and the rest for that matter.

Reading his reviews of the different episodes makes me want to rewatch the whole TV-Show. I’ve been looking longingly at my DVD’s sitting on my shelf the past three days. To be honest they are just collecting dust since I haven’t watched them – like ever! I’ve streamed the episodes ever since Supernatural started in 2005 and I continue to do so. The country I’m living in is hopelessly behind America – I think they showed season 7 last time I checked which isn’t good enough! Actually I have this problem with all the TV-Shows I’m following. Anyway I wish I had time to sit down and watch every single episode of Supernatural, but sadly I haven’t got the time. So I’ll just keep shooting my DVD’s longing glances and hope someday I’ll have time to rewatch Supernatural. In the meantime I’m going to read Mark’s excellent reviews.

The other one I’m currently following on Mark Watches is Veronica Mars.Veronica Mars is one of my all time favorite TV-Shows right up there with Buffy, Supernatural, Lost and Friends. I’m really looking forward to the upcoming movie since the series left some things hanging in the air. It’s great getting to visit Neptune again and see Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars again.

I remember the first time I came into contact with Mark Reads/Watches. I believe it was through TvTropes where there’s an article about him reading Harry Potter. Later he picked up Twilight. What I like about him is he knows nothing about the books/TV-Shows before he picks them up and start to read/watch them. It’s refreshing to see his reactions which are completely honest and surprising.

I’ve been lurking on the site for about 3 years. I got serious hooked when he started watching Buffy/Angel way back in December 2011, but before that I spent some time reading his reviews of all the Harry Potter books and Twilight books. They were initially the reason why I fell in love with his reviews, Buffy just solidified it. Since then I’ve followed him through readings of the Hunger Games, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, the Hobbit, His Dark Materials and lastly A Song of Ice and Fire.

Magic Mike

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I just saw Magic Mike last night with a friend of mine. She had been pestering me about seeing it and a couple of weeks ago I found it on sale. Yeah, I could probably have found it on Netflix, streamed it or downloaded it, but I love the feeling of having the disc in my hands. In that area I’m kind of a traditional girl. Anyway I saw it and I didn’t particularly like it.

The first thing on my mind when seeing the cover was, is this an American version of the British movie “The Full Monty”? Which I simply love to death, but unfortunately I was thoroughly disappointed. It was nothing like that because Magic Mike simply was boring as hell.

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None of the actors playing the male strippers were that hot or cute – actually they were the opposite in my opinion. I remember watching Roswell where Adam Rodriguez had a major role – I found him so hot back then, now he looked like a shell of his old self. Joe Manganiello was pretty cute as Brooke’s boyfriend in One Tree Hill – now he just looks sleezy with too much gel in his hair. I’ve never found Matt Bomer attractive – not in White Collar nor in his brief stint in Glee playing Blaine Anderson’s older brother. Alex Pettyfer was super cute in I Am Number Four (why do I even admit to have seen the movie? It was a pretty bad movie!) Anyway in Magic Mike he just looked like he hadn’t washed his hair and his beard was seriously gross. And don’t even get me started on that dude with the long hair – eww! For many girls Matthew McConaughey is the epitome of hotness, but I’m not one of those girls. I’ve always found him funny looking and I’m not fond of sweaty curly and slightly long hair. Which leads me to Channing Tatum. He is the only one I don’t find it hard to look at in this movie.

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One redeeming thing is all the costumes they wear. What girl doesn’t like men in uniforms? I certainly do – and I’m not afraid to admit in cyberspace, but I probably wouldn’t if my someone asked me in real life.

Anyway looks isn’t everything, but I have to say the acting was pretty bad as well – not that Adam, Joe, Matt nor the dude with long hair had much to do which is a shame because I actually find Matt and Joe descent actors and both are a joy to see in their various roles. What bothered me the most was the actress portraying Alex Pettyfer’s sister in the movie – she can’t act even if her life depended on it. It’s a liability because she plays a huge part. Oh, she and Channing Tatum had no chemistry at all. I think he would have more chemistry with a cardboard box.

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The main problem with the movie isn’t the acting, but the directing. I love Steven Soderbergh’s movies, Erin Brockovich and the Ocean’s Elven trilogy. The whole movie is yellow! And I’m not that fond of yellow. It was the same feeling I had with the first Twilight movie where the whole thing was blue.

I don’t think it’s a movie I’m going to rewatch.

All in all I’d recommend watching The Full Monty instead of Magic Mike. It’s a classic and much more enjoyable to watch.

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