A DAY AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD

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I never thought this would happen to me but I actually have a season pass at Universal Studios Hollywood and that is absolutely amazing. I absolutely love that place because it’s like you can be in the movies. The rides are amazingly done, the park is so cool and the Harry Potter section is like a dream coming true.

One of my favorite ride is Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, it feels like you’re flying along with Harry Potter and Ron, the effects are so real, the visuals are stunning and the ride itself is fun and fast. Beautifully done. The Harry Potter section itself is also magical. We can see all the shops from the books/movies that are recreated and you can actually go in and buy merchandise. They even have wands that works in the park and a “Ollivanders” attraction where they pick out one person who gets to try wands and see which one is suited for them. Unfortunately they very often only take children which is a shame because there is so many adults who are obsessed over Harry Potter (including me).

Some other great attractions are the Studio Tour, which is approximately 60 minutes where you get to see some settings of different movies and tv-shows, Transformers: The Ride-3DRevenge of the Mummy – The Ride and The Simpsons Ride. The also have some fantastic shows like a special effect one, animal show and a water show (must see).

The food is pretty cool as well because they have different food around every corner and the food around the Simpsons area is really nice because it’s things from the tv-show. You can even buy gigantic donuts. They also have butterbeer and things like that.

It’s overall such a cool experience and I truly love that place. As a film nerd it’s so cool to see how they filmed some movies and tv-shows and the overall feeling of the park and the fact that you feel like you’re a part of the different worlds is amazing. If you have the chance, go and visit the park because you won’t regret it.

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HELLO 13TH DOCTOR Ι TWICE UPON A TIME REVIEW

p05nrwnrDecember 2017   Ι   Season 11   Ι   Episode 00   Ι   Rachel Talalay


In this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special we get to follow the 12th Doctor and the 1st Doctor on their adventure through the galaxy. Joined by the Captain and Bill, they all find themselves standing face to face with some rather see through aliens. 

If you didn’t know, I kind of live for Doctor Who and I believe it was a little more than a year ago that I decided to go back to 1963 (not literally unfortunately, haven’t mastered time travel yet),  and watch all the 26 seasons and the movie to get the full Doctor Who experience. It took me a really long time, but oh was it worth it. So you can imagine how happy I was to hear that they were bringing back the 1st Doctor for this years Christmas episode, even though I knew it wouldn’t be my 1st Doctor (since William Hartnell is no longer with us). As one who has experienced quite a lot of the 1st Doctor, I am a little disappointed over how he was portrayed because I didn’t really feel like it was the 1st Doctor. I do however think it was a great attempt and a brilliant idea.

So getting into the whole plot I have to say that I’m a tad disappointed. I want more Christmas!! The Doctor Who Christmas specials I’ve enjoyed the most have been the ones that reminded me of Christmas. I can not say this one did. To this day I have to say that A Christmas Carol with Matt Smith is my absolute favorite Christmas special because that one felt like Christmas.

To my surprise, I found the Captain to be a very fascinating character and even if he might have had a smaller role, he put much to the story. Seeing Bill again was also very pleasant, even if her purpose might have been a tad vague. The aliens were also quite a question mark for me and I had a hard time seeing their purpose and/or threat as well.

The whole episode itself was very intriguing and emotional. I feel like we had characters being emotional from all sides and I really enjoyed that because it felt like this episode needed to be more emotional  due to Peter Capaldi’s goodbye. The last scene with him was also marvelous and they really managed to write the grand speech for the 12th Doctor. They captured one of the Doctors great qualities, which is delivering an amazing speech.

I am really looking forward to seeing the 13th Doctor now and I think she is going to do a brilliant job. Jodie Whittaker, take us by storm.

My rating: 7/10

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Girlboss Season 1 Review (2/2)

1364175360659April 2017   Ι   Season 1   Ι   Episode 7-13   Ι   Kay Cannon

Sophie’s struggle to become a vintage clothing seller continues and if you read my review of episode 1-6 you might remember that I had high hopes for these last 7 episodes. So did I cross my fingers hard enough? Well maybe, I really can’t decide if I liked the last episodes or not. One thing that I did enjoy however was seeing Sophie grow so much and become an awesome human being. Just seeing how she followed her passion and never gave up was also really inspiring. I said it in the other review and I just have to say it again, Britt Robertson is freaking amazing and I just love her. I do however have to say that I only really started to like the character Sophie when there were two episodes left, because she could be quite rude. I did also feel like Sophie’s friend Annie blossomed throughout the season and I liked her a lot.

Girlboss had a pretty good ending. There were some characters I would have wanted to see more at the end, her dad for instance, but other than that I think plenty of characters got their closure. Sophie also had her struggles and ups and downs and the episodes were pretty eventful and varying. One thing that I’m still missing is the comedy, and I’m only saying this because the genre of the tv-show is comedy. I would probably have put this in drama or something similar instead. I do however feel like this is an inspiring show and the whole season was entertaining. It’s a shame that Girlboss ended but I’m not actually sure if I would have wanted to continue watching it. It just wasn’t really for me. I have to say that it was a very unique series though, and a good season.

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