It used to be that when you reached Spring, most of your favourite shows were coming to an end for the season and you would have a long wait until Fall for the new season (if it survived the chop), however with streaming services such as Netflix and also on-demand services it means many really high quality shows are launching throughout the year, many of them at around this time of year. From 13 Reasons Why, a teen-drama on Netflix to Big Little Lies, a tale of murder among the wealthy on HBO, there is something for everyone out there - regardless of what your tastes in TV are.
13 Reasons Why, all episodes available on Netflix
Over the last few years it feels like everything Netflix touches turns into gold dust and becomes an instant classic, thinking of the lines of House of Cards, OITNB and Stranger Things to name a few, the same can (and will) be said about 13 Reasons Why. The show is based on a teen-drama about a tough issue, suicide, and sees secrets unravel around the main character (Clay). Once you start watching 13 Reasons, you will not want to stop - let the binge watching commence.
Ingobernable, all episodes available on Netflix
I usually don’t enjoy foreign-language TV shows, it usually feels hard to follow and really complex - I suppose thats the joy of foreign-language TV, however Ingobernable is an exception. The show based around the First Lady of Mexico and the end of her marriage to the President is compelling and really high quality TV Show. Once you get over the fact there are subtitles - the show becomes easy to follow and a really enjoyable watch. It is also helped by the catchy theme which grips you right from the start. It is a political drama but it takes a unique perspective which normally isn’t explored.
Big Little Lies, Sundays 9pm - HBO (US), Mondays 9pm - Sky Atlantic (UK)
The only reason I started watching Big Little Lies was really because of the cast, including Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley, in the lead roles. However, when I started watching, it suddenly became apparent is this is an amazing pice of television. A story about the wealthy in Monterey, CA. From the outside they have the perfect lives, on the inside they’re rotten to the core - something we all need to see. We all know there has been a murder, we just don’t know who the victim is.
Designated Survivor is one of those shows that in all honesty doesn’t match over shows in its genre - House of Cards, Scandal and Madam Secretary - to name a few, but it really does keep you gripped. It opens with the destruction of American democracy in a terror attacks which sees HUD secretary, Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) become President unexpectedly. I personally find it very over the top, however I keep watching because I really need to know what happens. You might complain (like me) but you will still follow it through to discover who is behind the conspiracy.
Grace and Frankie, all episodes available on Netflix
What do you do when your husband of many years tells you he is gay ? it would be a hard thing for anyone to take in, but Grace and Frankie tells the story of the two affected wives and how there life changes because of it, through a truly hilarious show. What makes this even better, is that the show gets better with age and every season gets better. It is written by Marta Kauffman, most famous for writing Friends, so you know that there is a real genius behind the setup - which stars Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin (both from 9 to 5) and Martin Sheen.
Taboo, FX (US) available on BBC iPlayer (UK)
Taboo sees Tom Hardy play the role of James Keziah Delaney who faces off agains the East India Company, a show both with high drama but also an historical aspect. The show is set in the nineteenth century and is really dark in its outset and whole production. It is still available on catchup and is well worth the watch and a stand out British show from 2017 so far…
The Good Fight, Sundays - CBS All Access (US), Thursdays 9pm - More4 (UK)
If you loved the Good Wife, then I can promise you will love the Good Fight. Even with the absense of Alicia and Cary, you still get the true essence of what make the original one of the best legal dramas ever. The Good Fight is more risqué and hearing Diane Lockhart say “F***” just makes it all worth while. The best parts of the Good Wife are kept in this spin-off which makes it a good show in its own light - especially with it being political in the age of Trump.
House of Cards, Seasons 1-4 on Netflix now, Season 5 available May 30th
Eventhough Season 5 doesn’t debut until May, House of Cards still needs to be featured on this list. The show was and still is a true game changer for television with its intense and gripping storyline of congressman turned President, Frank Underwood, who uses manipulation and murder to get to where he is and has the determination to be a ruthless pragmatist and remove whoever is in his way. This will easily be one of the highlights of the year in television as we see how the Underwoods face re-election and the prospect of a new ‘War on Terror’.
Riverdale, Thursdays 9pm (E.T) The CW (US) and Fridays on Netflix (UK)
Riverdale is based on the characters of Archie Comics and is a teen drama based around a perfect town, as it would be seen from the outside, however under this facade there is a dark tale of a death in the school which changes things forever.
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Cglre friendly (the age regression part of the community, not the kink)
HSkin or SUkin
Mental illness shitposts/memes
Memes in general
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So. Here are my interests so just lead me the way to some creative great people please and thanks!
NCIS, Once Upon A Time, Archer, 13 Reasons Why, Game of Thrones, Fargo, Doctor Who, Better Call Saul, Grey’s Anatomy, Girlboss, Orange Is The New Black, Pretty Little Liars, Designated Survivor, Modern Family, Friends, Westworld, Stranger Things, The White Princess, American Horror Story, Black Sails, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Charmed, Friends, Full House, Fuller House, House, Nashville, Orphan Black, Power, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Santa Clarita Diet
Marvel and Star Wars
Celine Dion, Carrie Underwood, Christine and The Queens, Lady Gaga, OneRepublic, Rascal Flatts, Shania Twain, Sia
Survivor - Season 34, Game Changers The Second Member of the Jury: Ozzy Lusth
i was rooting so hard for a Cirie, Ozzy, and Andrea alliance to take out the majority and you guys, it was so good in my head, it was perfect, this was the season I wanted, to make up for all of my favorites going out so early, and then Zeke had to go and mess it all up. (also, this is the first time I’ve drawn Ozzy? feels weird as this is his fourth go but here we are)
-Abuse survivor Rapunzel not getting a before-the-trauma because she grew up with Mother Gothel for as long as she could remember
-abuse survivor Rapunzel getting horrific nightmares, not only of mother Gothel coming back and being SO mad at her but also reliving her death, she loved this woman with everything she had and she had to watch her die thinking it was her fault
-abuse survivor Rapunzel not being able to explain to her parents (who won’t stop asking) exactly what happened in the tower because her memory just won’t let her and the only other person who was there all those years is dead now
-abuse survivor Rapunzel actually going back to the tower on numerous occasions because she doesn’t know how to cope in this new palace, it’s too big and there are too many rooms and she can’t ask for help when she gets lost because that would be admitting defeat
-also as much as she hates it, it’s home to her because she never had another
-abuse survivor Rapunzel never telling Flynn how bad it was because he cares too much about her
-abuse survivor Rapunzel flinching every time she sees black, curly hair or red robes
-abuse survivor Rapunzel refusing to pick up a brush for months because she hates that her own artwork takes her right back to the tower
-abuse survivor Rapunzel going to the tower on a bad night for nightmares and burning it to the ground, along with everything inside it
-it doesn’t help a lot but she knows that long term it will help a little
-abuse survivor Rapunzel spending every available second outdoors, she can’t stand being confined because it sends her right back there
-abuse survivor Rapunzel needing physical affection from everyone she loves to remind her that they aren’t out to get her
-but never EVER letting ANYONE touch her hair again
-abuse survivor Rapunzel not being able to call her birth mother “mother”
Guh, this scene! It feels like a perfect cocktail of my favourite kinks: Sleeping Dean! Sam’s amazing bedhair! Sam hitting Dean awake like a little kid! Purgatory survivor Dean simply curling himself further into his pillow because he knows it’s Sam and Sam means safety! Single layers! Grumpy princess Dean! Bossy Sam! Sam’s huffy chest! Dean’s cute socked feet! Full bodyshots! …
Do you have any headcanons about Nick helping out the Railroad? He seems to know Deacon and who he is working for.
This is a really good one AND a really tough one. I do believe that Nick knows about the Railroad, and on some levels might even help the Railroad BUT I’m conflicted on what he thinks of the Railroad and just how much he’d help them.
I’m sure he’s totally gung-ho about getting synths away from the Institute and somewhere safe, but I have to think that the fact the Railroad routinely wipes Gen 3 synth’s memories for “their own safety” would be really upsetting to him.
His memories define him (as much as they define anyone). Nick’s character arc is about him struggling with human Nick’s memories inside of him, and through your time with him and his personal quest, he comes to understand that the memories he’s formed on his own as a Gen 2 prototype are just as important and valid. That he is his own person. Combined with the fact that we learn in Far Harbor that Nick had multiple personalities installed in his body during his time there, I have to think the memory wipes would upset him on a very personal level.
Having said that: I like to think that any of the Gen 3s that Patriot sends towards Diamond City are either intercepted by Old Man Stockton or Nick. Nick and Stockton have no less than three escape routes planned through Diamond City.
Old Man Stockton has kept synths at Nick’s offices. Ellie’s met most of them.
After the Institute goes down, Nick reaches out to his network of clients, people who’ve always told him “if you ever need anything Nick, you just let us know”, to hide a synth with them for a few days while the Railroad sorts out their safehouses. Nick never tells the hosts that his “friend” is a synth, he’ll usually just tell them that his “friend” has some people looking for him and could they lay low. He’s never had one person refuse to hide someone for him.
Nick has been known to walk through town with a new synth in Wastelander clothes, disguised as a client who’s travelled very far to retain his services, and he’s just showing them around town. In actuality he’s trying to help synths acclimate.
Nick, by virtue of him having a Gen 2 body, is literally a familiar face to the Gen 3 synths. It’s very comforting for them. Nick is warm and protective, and although he doesn’t remember anything about the Institute, he knows what it is to be terrified and alone in a brand new world. He offers them information and insights into living in the Commonwealth.
He coaches them on Commonwealth history, verbal queues, slang, how to dress, how to defend themselves - all the things he had to learn the hard way.
He hopes if he can help ease them into things, they can have their wits about them enough that they can refuse the memory wipe.
Nick and Glory have spoken a few times. They don’t see eye-to-eye about the correct methods to use, but they do agree that the Institute has to be stopped and that they deserve respect.
If anything, I think Nick would work with the Railroad because there’s no other options for synths out in the Commonwealth. He may cringe or grind his teeth every time one is handed off to Amari, he may have even argued with Deacon or Desdemona about it more than once, but this is the best option he has.
He hopes that with the Institute gone, and the Sole Survivor working with the Railroad, that the Commonwealth will change and he won’t have to watch synths erase their memories in order to stay safe.
Calling all those who have experienced abuse in any form (trigger warnings apply)
I had an idea for a series of images featuring lines that explain an individuals experience.
E.g. I heard a friend say “I learned to take the beatings” and it really struck a chord with me.
“He killed me without ever stopping my heart” would probably be mine.
So if you’ve been through the horrors of abuse, and you want to share your story, or even just enough of it to make up a sentence, please, tell me.
I think there’s still a lot of stigma around the survivors of abuse.
I want to try and change it.
Even just a little.
03x10 “Dream A Little Dream of Me” 10x03 “Soul Survivor”
On the Differences and Similarities between Dean’s Vision of His Demonic Self in Season 3 and Becoming A Demon in Season 10
This set was kind of sparked by this ask on John Winchester and how his failure in parenting affects Dean to this day. To me it will always be fascinating how the show did very consistently make the big theme of the confrontation between Dean and his demonic version in 3x10 “Dream A Little Dream of Me” not just an important but integral part of the entire MoC arc and particularly Dean’s behaviour while being a demon.
In season 3 Dean’s demonic version verbalizes the things Dean has heard thrown at him in belittling and critizing ways, things he deep down may have thought himself even and it’s his demonic version pushing and prodding long enough for Dean himself openly recognize and express how much he resents what his father did to him and how massively his way of parenting messed him up. Dean acknowledges a lot of his father’s wrongdoings in that episode and while I think it was extremely important for Dean to scream all these things off his chest, it remains kind of infuriating that he screams these things at himself - his demonic version yes, but still himself (effectively literally physically taking things out on himself that someone else should have had to answer for) - and not the person who should have heard it: his father as he was to a great extent the one pushing the brothers into the co-dependency they are caught in even in their 30s still.
What will always be one of my absolute favourite traits of Demon!Dean of season 10 however is that in contrast to the demonic version we saw of him in the episode in season 3, he wasn’t truly sinister. Sure, he enjoyed his bar fights, enjoyed putting his finger into open wounds and confronting people with brutal honesty, but ultimately he was just living it up and really not a threat unless you got on the wrong side of things with him. Of course we never got to know if Demon!Dean would have become much more dangerous if he hadn’t killed repeatedly, but for what we saw of him and just taking this into consideration, I think Dean as a demon handled the mark and its powers far better than as a human (which I suppose makes sense given that Crowley even said in 9x23 “Do You Believe in Miracles” that Cain was a demon and his body was therefore better equipped to handle and contain the mark’s powers). Mostly he was seeking out bliss, was freed from feeling responsibility. Being a demon liberated him, made him do what he denied himself for almost all his life. For the first time he really did only what he wanted to do and that happened to be getting drunk, singing karaoke and having a good time - and also putting douchebags in their place who seem to have treated their girlfriends badly. Which leads me to once more talking about Demon!Dean and the Darkness.