I’m doing weekly round-ups now, which will include any media I consumed for the past week, from Sunday to Saturday. I’d be glad if you end up getting some recommendations but I’m only doing this as a form of a media journal (to make it easy to write reviews later on). And fine, an actual journal too. Here goes!
No new music for me this week. T_T I only ended up listening to WINNER’s Island ad infinitum. Haha!
New Journey to the West 4: I’m still in complete denial that it’s over, truly over. The director’s cut/bonus episode was a hoot to watch but after watching it, I FELT SO EMPTY. I’ve been so attached to this show that I don’t know how to deal with weeks of nothing. Not waiting for an episode every week seems unfathomable to me right now. I know I’m being overly dramatic but IT IS WHAT IT IS. I really do wish the next season comes sooner rather than later though! The good news is that after we finished this season, we still had the first season to go through.
New Journey to the West 2: We finished this one before seeing the last episode of the fourth season. WHY MUST THINGS END? I realized that we were slugging through this season because the first part wasn’t gripping yet, especially that Jae Hyun was new. But the second part was LOADS more fun and funny so we got through the latter part rather quickly. I loved how chockful of travel the second part was too as I got to see tons of amazing views while having fun watching the cast. Jae Hyun is so bad at sports though, it’s so comical. That jegichagi game was epic! HAHAHA
New Journey to the West 1: Since we’re done with Seasons 2 to 4, we finally started watching the first season. We breezed through this one because it’s so short. It was fun to see how Ho Dong was such a fish out of water with the internet broadcast format. And with technology too! The show wasn’t as polished as the fourth season but it has its own charm because now that we’ve seen everything, my sister and I now know where everything started. It was nice to see Seung Gi after so long (HE’S COMING BACK FROM THE ARMY THIS OCTOBER THOUGH SO YAY) but I read reports that he’s not participating in the fifth season. AND WHY IS THAT?!?!?! Anyway, now that we’ve truly seen everything for NJTTW, I REALLY FEEL SO SAD AND EMPTY AND I JUST HUHUHUHUHU I CRY. I’ve been rewatching some parts every day because I already miss it so much. HUHUHUHUHU I NEED THE NEXT SEASON SOON
Patay na si Hesus (2017): This was SO hilarious, I almost cried from laughing too hard. It has dark humor (YAS) and it’s very gender-positive, which is still a rare Pokemon in most Filipino films. Just, so much love for this film. I love how it was not set in Manila, with the characters speaking Bisaya. It was heartwarming too! Well-acted at all fronts and of course, Jaclyn Jose is always great. JUST, EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS FILM IS GREAT.
Triangle (2009): I’ve already seen this maybe two or three years ago but I watched it again with my sister as she was in the mood for a psych thriller and I recommended this. (Although it’s not really a super mindfuck film but it is still one.) It’s still so good the second time around! I truly do recommend this one. I LOVE PSYCH THRILLERS
The Invention of Lying (2009): Saw this one just this Saturday. I remember starting this movie back in 2009 or 2010 but I only got to the first few minutes (maybe I had to do something else?) so when I saw this one available for viewing at the Airbnb we stayed at, I queued it right in. It was okay, I guess, a bit funny too, especially at the start when everyone’s an asshole for saying mean things. Haha! The concept felt novel but ultimately, I wasn’t super moved I guess so I’m not super into it? It felt like every comedic actor in Hollywood was in this film though and it’s just a game of SPOT THEM ALL. I did feel sad when I saw Philip Seymour Hoffman. T_T
I didn’t blog HUHUHUHU