- Before You Go by Lewis Capaldi
- In Case You Don’t Live Forever by Ben Platt
- Unless Its With You by Christina Aguilera
- Level of Concern by 21 Pilots
- Falling by Harry Styles
- Wherever You Are by Kodaline
Supernatural has been my favourite for a really, really long time now (10 years, yup). A while back, I started contemplating re-watching the whole thing; especially since its running on its last season right now. Being stuck at home and watching Netflix has become pretty mundane and so last week, I did finally start Supernatural all over again.
My first time around, Season 5 was my favourite season – I still stand by it, Season 5 is an emotional ride in itself. Over this last week of Supernatural, I’ve realized that I have forgotten bits and pieces here and there. And thats how I realized that I had forgotten what an absolute gem Season 5 Episode 3 “Free to Be you and me” was.
Its the first episode in which Sam and Dean are separated voluntarily after Sam tells Dean that he thinks he should take a step back and Dean agrees saying that worrying about Sam was making him inefficient at the job. The episode sees Cas and Dean team up when Cas comes asking for help in trying to find the archangel Raphael. Cas and Dean have been in each other’s life for almost over a year now, and its so easy to see how much they’ve already impacted each other; how much they’ve changed each other. So when Cas comes asking for help, even though Dean seems reluctant he agrees.
The episode basically is a mini tribute to what Cas and Dean will become for each other in the years to come (especially since you already know). So many firsts happen in this episode. Its the first time Cas impersonates a FBI agent along with Dean by his side.
Its the first time since they’ve known each other that they spend real quality time together – like friends. While waiting on Raphael, when Dean finds out that Cas is a virgin, he takes it upon himself to ensure that Cas does not die a virgin and the two of them take a trip to the local strip club. In a hilarious turn of events, Cas and Dean end up running out of the place with Dean in a fit of laughter and watching it made me realise that I hadn’t seen Dean Winchester laughing in a long time.
The episode also does follow Sam and what he’s been up to, but seeing Cas and Dean team up for the first time, puts everything else in the background. Cas has been looking for his father (God) for a while now and this is what he needs Raphael for. When Raphael strongly suggests that God is dead, Cas looks broken. Dean has never been one for emotional conversations even when he feels every emotion so strongly. He constantly dodges them with Sam, Bobby or anyone else important to him. So believe me when I say, it will melt your heart to watch Dean ask Cas “Are you okay?” and then go on to tell him that he understands what Cas is feeling and if you already haven’t fallen in love with this friendship, you will when Dean gives Cas heartfelt advice to help him keep looking for his father.
Its not hard to miss how much Cas has changed Dean, but its not hard to miss how much Dean has changed Cas too. Just before disappearing again, Cas asks Dean if he’s okay, if he’s doing fine without his brother and in just over a year, Cas has gone from a soldier following orders to a worried friend.
“Free to Be you and me” remind me why Season 5 has always been my favourite – because its just the beginning of a friendship that it going to survive so much more than anything else survives on this show. The episode ends with Cas going back to looking for his father, Sam getting a dream visit from Lucifer who confirms that Sam will be his true vessel, and Dean driving back alone. But the episode is just the beginning.
For the first time since 2013, I sat and rewatched One Direction’s This Is Us from start to finish as a part of my daily routine of watching a movie I haven’t seen before and rewatching a movie I have seen before. Its no secret that One Direction has been my favourite band since a long, long time, and solo music is no replacement for five boys singing together. I’ve always been upset about how they suddenly became so far apart from each other once Zayn left and everyone else went their own separate way.
Here are 5 things I felt strongly while rewatching This Is Us:
1) Goosebumps: Watching my favourite boys singing together and practicing together has always given me goosebumps and to be honest I didn’t think I would still feel the same with the same intensity. But I still did. The movie has them touring their second album and recording their third one and it made me feel like a teenager all over again.
2) Anger: Many parts made me feel weirdly angry at the boys. For example, in one scene they’re sitting around this campfire and Zayn asks if they would stay friends after all this is over and Harry says of course they would. They seem so innocent and young in this scene and it really killed me that it doesn’t really seem true now.
3) Love: I think I can never stop feeling immense love towards any of these boys, especially Harry. Watching them stay together every minute of every day, being tourists together, pranking each other made my heart swell so much.
4) Sadness: Obviously a movie about the boys I’ve loved for years makes me sad when I’ve to watch them together when they’re not really together. Rewatching it made me so sad because it hit me that I’d never see them like this again and that they would never be this close to one another again.
5) Unbelievable joy: Felt this crazy emotion to such a level that I had tears (which is so normal for me actually). One Direction songs have always made me emotional but I remember the movie making me even more emotional. Rewatching it after so many years made me feel this stupid happy feeling just by looking at them in their absolute prime.
Mickey Milkovich quickly became one of my favourite characters on Shameless purely because of how much he changed over the years, and because so much of that change was either because of love, or for love. This is my list of my Top 4 Mickey lines which when I first heard I melted.
- Season 10, Episode 11: “Location, Location, Location”
Noel pours so much emotion in this one line and its over in one second but I love it so much.
2. Season 10, Episode 10: “Now Leaving Illinois”
Just watch the scene and tell me that his raw love in this line doesn’t get the best of you!
3. Season 7, Episode 10: “Ride or Die”
From “Not everyone gets to blurt out how they really feel” to this historic line, HOW can anyone not see how much in love Mickey has always been?
4. Season 5, Episode 6: “Crazy Love”
I was already mostly crying in this episode so Mickey declaring this was one of the emotionally good parts of this episode.
Dear Sirius Black,
What are words when I want to describe what you’ve meant to me?
You made me so angry when I first read about you. You made me feel like even the greatest of friends would ultimately always let you down. And then suddenly, I changed.
I read about the real you. I read about your loyalty. I read about your love. I couldn’t believe I had ever been angry at you. I couldn’t believe how biased I was to you.
With every page, I wanted to know you more.
I wanted to understand you.
I wanted to understand your anger.
I wanted to understand your friendship.
I wanted to understand your family.
I wanted to understand what made you different from your family.
I spent so much time with you and yet it was so little.
When you died, I refused to believe it. I read it over and over again. I had to make sure that it was real, didn’t I?
How could I accept that after everything you had done for everyone but yourself, life would play this cruel joke on you?
I somehow still accepted it.
I turned every page looking for a sign of you. Looking for anything that would remind me of how important you have always been.
It took me a while but I realised that I didn’t even need a sign.
I always knew how important you were.
I always knew how kind you were.
I always knew how brave you were.
And I always knew how faithful you were.
You were named after a constellation and now matter how many decades go by without you, it is clear that every look at the stars – it reminds me of you.
You taught me that even when life throws you face first on the ground, you can rise up.
You taught me that family can be chosen.
You taught me that fierce friendship will always prevail over anything else.
And you taught me that no matter where you are, your wise words are always there at the back of my mind.
The King follows Timothée Chalamet as King Henry V who’s forced to ascend to the throne of England after the death of his father and his brother. The movie runs for nearly 2 hours and 20 minutes and is a slow but really engaging historical drama.
I went into the movie without actually knowing anything about England’s (or more specifically King Henry’s history) but that doesn’t matter one bit. From the very beginning each character is introduced so effortlessly that when you reach the crux of the movie, you know exactly who everyone is.
Its no saying that Timothée Chalamet does a mind-blowing job. Every single movie I watch of his, I am regularly amazed by his acting. From the very first scene he appears in, you will want to keep watching The King just for him. That being said, no other actor in the movie disappoints either. Robert Pattinson plays the son of the King of France and I had completely forgotten that he indeed was an actor. Far from his roles of Cedric and Edward, Robert Pattinson delivers a French accent with such finesse that I was silently rooting for him for a bit there.
The ending of the movie did actually surprise me and I was glad for it. Filled with war, death and mild heartbreak, The King is a perfect step away from those rom-coms you’ve probably been binging on these last few months. If that doesn’t appeal to you, just watch it for Timothée Chalamet and come back here when you’ve inevitably become a fan as well.
I finished Bojack Horseman’s season 2 last night and it was so much better than the first one. I was actually surprised by how quickly I finished this second season. This season follows Bojack working his dream job on the Secretariat movie but it also simultaneously follows Diane [working on the same movie], Mr. Peanutbutter and Todd’s new friendship amongst so many other things.
Every episode is fresh and in typical Bojack fashion leaves really great life lessons for you. The finale ends with these exact words and I couldn’t believe how underrated this show is!