Jane the Virgin= 10/10

Most recently I’ve been binge-watching on this amazing show. It really is fantastic and that trust me- that says a lot for someone who has watched a lot of TV shows.

At first, the name of the show was off-putting, I hated telling people I was watching it, but there really is a lot more to the title…

Not only is the creativity of this show is truly unique and the empowerment of females is something which I’m all for. It brings to light so many important aspects of life and the diversity of this show is really phenomenal. (Trying my very best to not give away any spoilers)!

Here are a few things I loved-

  • We learn a lot about Latin America and it’s culture. The show is excellent at showing the difficulties some Latinos face with immigration and citizenship. I definitely learned a lot about Latin America and once I had finished the show it actually got me wanting to research more about it!
  • Various relationships, especially mother and daughter. The show has done an amazing job of portraying a true mother and daughter relationship with all disagreements, drama, difficulties, and love showcased so elegantly. We also see co-parenting relationships and love triangles. It really does have a lot going on, you’ll never get bored of it.
  • There is an element of crime throughout the show. This definitely kept me wanting to know more. Though it’s not the strongest part of the show, it still kept me engaged.

This isn’t even everything I loved about the show, there is so much more to this, but I really don’t want to spoil anything at all because you should definitely watch it.  It truly is unique and very imaginative, you won’t have seen anything like it before. I’m not even put off by the title anymore, I think watching this show is what I would call a ‘flex.‘ It shows how open-minded you are as a person as you’re brought to light by so many different perspectives.

Jane the Virgin deserves all the credit it can get.

 

Cinema Chillout

Short and sweet first entertainment blog!

COVID19 lockdown has really made me miss the cinemas! It is definitely one of my favourite ways to self-care.

So you may ask how does it fall under self-care?

Well, like mediation and yoga, being at the cinema allows you to focus on the present because you’re forced to turn off your phone, not talk and watch the screen with your favourite snacks (I love cinema nachos and tango ice blasts yum). Giving undivided attention to the film helps us to focus and relax the rest of our brain. I feel that nowadays, it’s really hard to stay away from your phone, with social media FOMO and most things becoming virtual as a result of COVID. So whenever we’re forced to turn off our phone, we should make the  most out of it.

For me, when life pressures start to build up, I find that going to the cinema helps me to disconnect with reality temporarily and enter the cinematic world. It allows me to re-charge, as I no longer need to think about work, money, or stressing if that important email sent on time. All the stress and anxiety of life’s pressures are gone temporarily. A vital and well-needed boost to help me deal with the pressures of life calmly after the film.

What have you missed the most about the cinemas? Feel free to leave a comment below and let me know.