An Honest Review Of 'Insatiable'

An Honest Review Of 'Insatiable'

A whole show isn't summed up in one trailer.

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So I spent my Friday watching all twelve episodes of the new Netflix show Insatiable while I packed for college. I knew the show was getting backlash over the release of the trailer for weeks now because of being doved as fat-shaming young women. I watched the trailer and saw a dark comedy tackling a real life issue. So I figured why not watch the show and then gather my opinion.



Without spoiling anything, I can honestly say that this show isn't about fat shaming or glorifying the idea of being thinner will make you happier. This dark comedy is about the story of Petty Bidel, a girl who has been bullied for years about her weight by everyone in her life. When she gets punched and has her jaw wired shut, causing her to lose 70 pounds. She gets treated differently by everyone who treated her like dirt. She decides to get revenge on those who hurt and berate her.

Patty's story through the season is that she learns to not be consumed and find happiness in the acceptance of others but that she finds acceptance with herself and who she is on the inside. That your size doesn't define you as a person but being healthy life is worth living. It isn't just her that learned this lesson. Each character goes through it individually and towards the end realize that hiding behind appearances isn't the way of living a life well spent.

The show talks about what people are afraid to speak on out in the open. From coming out to addiction, body issues to self-esteem. It doesn't sugar cote what is being address and are taken from real life events. People are quick to jump at something that doesn't fit the norm of approval. We saw it with every show or movie the comes out. 13 Reasons Why, Orange is The New Black, Girls. They aren't afraid to push the TV envelope to get the message out.

So before jumping on the bandwagon, take the time to sit down and watch the full series and see what it has to offer. Happy Binge Watching Folks!

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7 Signs You Definitely Belong In Ravenclaw

"Where those of wit and learning will always find their kind."

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When Pottermore first became a thing, and you took the Sorting Hat quiz, you may have been disappointed to be sorted into Ravenclaw instead of Gryffindor. However, if you didn't retake the quiz until you got Gryffindor and just accepted Ravenclaw, you probably learned to embrace it. How could you not with such an iconic Ravenclaw such as Luna Lovegood? I mean, arguably, she's the best character in the whole series. (But that's just my opinion)

Or, you may have never taken the Sorting Hat quiz, and you're not quite sure what Hogwarts House you belong to. That's okay! Some of the Harry Potter cast members didn't even know their sorting until just a few years ago. Most of them didn't even belong to the houses that they played in. Nothing was more surprising than when Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) got sorted into Gryffindor. If you haven't seen the video, Click Here to check it out. Some of the results may shock you!

I am a Ravenclaw. I got sorted a few years ago, and I originally got Slytherin, but I knew deep down that I was a Ravenclaw, so I kept taking the quiz until I got the results I wanted which makes me a Slytherin. If you're all for the hybrid House theory, I'm a Slytherclaw.

Being a Ravenclaw means that I know no other House better than my own. I'm not good at sorting my friends or being able to type fictional characters into a Hogwarts House. But, I can tell when someone is a Ravenclaw. Here are a few signs you or your friends belong in Ravenclaw.

1. You're the "smart friend" of the group

You may not be, really, but you like to believe you are. Or, at least, you gloat that you belong to the "smart house." But above all, you value your intelligence, and when you take personality quizzes, that's the trait you always choose.

2. You're creative

You're always coming up with new ideas! Whether it be a new idea for a book or a new painting. You can often be found intensely focused on whatever story you're typing or covered in paint.

3. You're not afraid to be yourself

Just like Luna Lovegood, you don't really care what others think of you. You're not shy when it comes to showing your true colors and being yourself. You'd rather people like you for you, however odd you may be, and not for the act you put on.

4. You're extremely good at solving riddles

I mean, you kinda have to be to get into your own common room! You're an ace when it comes to those weird riddles that no one else gets. You also may enjoy word games or puzzles.

5. You love to read and learn

Of course, there are going to be a few classes that you just can't stand but overall, you love school and love to learn new things. You are never done learning.

You also love to read books; books about anything at all. You can always be found in a library or a bookstore or cuddled up with your favorite novel.

6. You're introverted

Sometimes you just need some alone time. You get easily drained and don't particularly enjoy situations in crowded spaces with a lot of people. You'd much rather be home, alone, with your dog or cat.

7. You enjoy vintage things

You love listening to vinyl instead of streaming music and love watching old movies. (Old meaning 90s and older). You love vintage fashion even if you can't afford that style yourself and find yourself attracted to the historical rather than the modern.

These are just a few things that most Ravenclaws do. Of course, every Ravenclaw is different. Just like its members, it is not cookie-cutter. Ravenclaws are unique, and you should be proud to belong to this house.

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My Rotten Tomato Review Of The Recent 'Captian Marvel' Movie

I'll give you more than just a percentage

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This new movie was released March 8th of 2019.

The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Now I don't claim to be a movie critic and I'll be honest, I haven't seen all the movies in the Marvel series but I've seen a majority of them. By far Captain Marvel was one of the most confusing movies to follow and it couldn't keep my attention for the whole time. Captain Marvel has received an 80% on rotten tomatoes and a 7.1/10 from IMDb. But I have learned that normally movies that get a good rate on rotten tomatoes tend to not be the best. 60% of the audience that reviewed it actually enjoyed the movie.

"Lacking the wit and graphic oomph that sometimes rescues the Marvel franchise from terminal fatigue, "Captian Marvel" is yet another origin story for yet another superhero"

But in the standings of origin stories, Captain Marvel doesn't even stand on the same level as the origin stories of say-the OG Captain America or even Spiderman. While the movie does embrace female empowerment and breaking out of their shackles, the lead actress feels kept in check for much of the movie. She is reminded to keep her strength under control and minimized. The actor, herself, doesn't really start acting until 30 minutes into the movie and maintains a robot act.

The uncertainty of cuts between what would be reality and flashbacks had my mind in a boggle. There is an insight into Captain Marvels mind and it makes the audience just as confused as she appears to be. Overall the movie feels a little gimmicky and dragged out.

But, on the bright side, it did score the biggest worldwide launch of all time for a female-led movie, scoring the sixth best worldwide start of all time with $455 million.

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