Avid Netflix watcher who knows their TV shows and books. Non-binary trans.
Ron Weasley vs Ron Weasley
A good friend of mine recently sent me her essay to read, and I found it phenomenal. An in-depth look at how easily a character's growth and personality can be erased in the process of adapting a book to film, the essay truly highlighted the issue using an infamous series popular to our generation. After obtaining permission from my friend, I bring you this wonderful piece.
Continuity Errors in 'Pretty Little Liars' (Spoilers)
Okay, this is my third story about this show. That may be because I'm re-watching the show for the gazillionth time. Don't worry. Despite all of my criticisms, I do love it. If you don't care to listen to my summary, go ahead and skip to the end for my personal recommendations for a better screenplay.
Three Movies to Watch on Halloween and One to Avoid
It's my favorite time of the year. It’s Halloween after all! Leaves are changing colors, the air is getting cooler, spooky decorations are everywhere, haunted houses spring up everywhere, ghost tours are readily acessable, and horror movies are playing on TV and in theaters. Here are my picks for some of the best ones to watch.
Mental Illness in Entertainment
I want to start off by saying that there will be many spoilers in this story, so be warned. I have noticed through the years that many movies and TV shows tend to use mental illness as a scare factor. People with mental issues are often portrayed as villains. There are shows where writers may give their main characters mental health issues as a negative plot point. As many people take their social cues from entertainment (even subconsciously), this is a very dangerous habit that needs to be broken.
Victim Blaming in Pretty Little Liars (SPOILERS)
I've been re-watching the show, and something has been bugging me non-stop regarding the relationships between the girls and their parents. In the second episode, we see Melissa's 23-year-old fiance flirt with and ultimately kiss the 16-year-old Spencer. When Melissa sees this and dumps him, Spencer is treated horribly by her family. Despite her protests that it wasn't consensual, her parents take Melissa's side. It leaves a sour taste in the mouth of any viewer who notices this trend. A similar thing happens when it is revealed that Ian, 22, carried on a relationship with Spencer when she was 15. She hides this fact, but the police find out and question her. Her own parents blame her too. I'm personally bothered by the fact that the police didn't question Ian, nor did they arrest him. He may have said that it wasn't sexual, but they would have had no reason to believe him.
Queer Representation in Pretty Little Liars (SPOILERS)
I could talk at length about this show and have done so with my close friends. This show touches on so many wonderful topics, and it's fun to dissect them all. My favorite thing to talk about is the LGBT+ representation.