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Tiny Pretty Things Review

Netflix’s Tiny Pretty Things premiered on December 14th, based on the novel of the same name by Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra. The show is about a ballet company called the Archer, set in Chicago, that chronicles the lives of their dancers. Bette, June, Oren, Shane, Nabil, Caleb, and new student Neveah. Neveah, joins the school after star student, Cassie was pushed off the roof, which is the main plot point of the season.

 

 

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The show as a whole was decent and it definitely kept my attention. As for the characters, some of them could use some work. June, is determined to stay at the Archer even if it means divorcing her mother. However, her determination always blinds her to what’s in front of her. She’s very naive and watching her is like watching a rollercoaster. You never know who’s friend she’s going to be, Neveah or Bette or both. Which brings me to Bette, it makes sense she lives in her older sister’s shadow and she will do ANYTHING to be better than her sister, but she’s super annoying and the mean girl of the show. She’s also very hot and cold as well. It’s very unclear of where her true feeling lie when it comes to who she’s dating and who’s she’s friends with.
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As for Neveah, she’s the determined new girl ready to prove herself and fix everything wrong with the Archer. I admire her determination and no nonsense attitude. She will do whatever it takes to do the right thing, even if her so called friends aren’t in her corner. Her only real friend is Shane, is Shane is the best character. He knows who he is and he is afraid to show it. Who doesn’t love that in a character? As for Oren, he was decent, and I liked how the prince of the ballet world wasn’t deemed as perfect. Bette too, even though she was the mean girl and tried to be perfect, she definitely isn’t. None of these characters are, and that’s one of the best aspects of all of these characters. Except for Ramon, he was extremely creepy and just a real moron.
Beyond the characters, the plot surrounding Cassie’s attempted murder is very Pretty Little Liars. Especially since the attempted murderer was wearing a hoodie. Really? Also, the cop, was way too involved and at times she’s overstepped. I thought she knew Cassie the way she cared so much. I get her wife died of something similar, but her involvement was annoying at times. The other plot was actually good, that was a MeToo movement plot, surrounding the director, Madam Dubois who was allowing some of the girls to work at an exclusive restaurant where the donors of the school go and they have their way with the girls in exchange for more money for the school. How sick is that? The best part is the way the dancers  told everyone, (no spoilers) but it’s in the final episode and it’s so amazing!
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My only issues with the show is the constant nudity. Must I see someone’s butt in every other scene? Dancers don’t see each other naked that often. Also the dream sequences were a bit creepy and they didn’t add much to the show.
Overall, the show is about a 7/10. It’s a good show to watch and it definitely keeps you entertained.
Fingers crossed for a season 2!
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The Twilight Film Turns 12!

Twilight, the first film in the series is now 12! It’s amazing to think how excited fans were for the release of the film, and 12 years later, fans are still excited to pick up Midnight Sun and read from Edward’s perspective.

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10 Fictional Schools Even Worse Than Ones We Went To

The back to school season is always difficult for those of us still enrolled in the education system, however we really don’t have it all that bad. And there’s nothing quite like books to make our lives feel just a little less sucky in comparison.

Here are ten fictional schools that we would never want attend, in order from least bad to the absolute baddest.

 

 

10. Wayside School (Wayside school Series)

Wayside School is Falling DownImage via Scholastic

 

There is no way in hell that Wayside School is up to OSHA code. It’s literally falling down.

Plus, none of the kids in this school learn anything. Sure it’s fun to muck around in class every once and a while, but these kids are learning math without numbers and being turned into apples by evil witch teachers.

Call me old fashioned but that environment doesn’t seem very conducive to learning.

 

9. Rosewood High (Pretty Little LIars)

Rosewood HighImage via Pretty Little Liars Wiki

 

Rosewood High has all the average high school stressors. There’s sexuality to figure out, eating disorders to cling to, and teachers to be assaulted by.

But what really puts Rosewood on the map? The blackmail and murder. A lot of it. So, so much.

 

8. Thomas Ewen Consolidated High School (Carrie)

Carrie at promImage via imdb

 

This particular school is a bit different. It’s not Carrie’s school that’s awful, it’s her fellow students. Carrie’s peers relentlessly cruel, and the teachers don’t really seem to give a damn.

If you were to attend this school you might get a couple tampons chucked your way, which is pretty mean, but not deadly.

Definitely stay in on prom night though…

 

7. Pencey Prep School (Catcher in the Rye)

Catcher in the RyeImage via Amazon

 

If you’ve ever toured at a boarding school or college, you might be familiar with schools like Pencey Prep. The website is sleek, the brochures are long and convincing, and the images all show students having the time of their lives sitting in class or enjoying their extracurriculars.

Then you get there and it’s raining, the classrooms still have those televisions on rolling carts, and there’s no clubs to speak of.

How phony is that…

 

6. Lowood Institution (Jane Eyre)

An interpretation of LowoodImage via WatchingJane

 

Jane Eyre is sent to Lowood Institution as a punishment from her cruel aunt, Sarah Reed.

If the starvation, cruel discipline, and threadbare clothes weren’t punishment enough, holding on to your best friend desperately as she dies of consumption probably fits the bill.

Students attending this school today are definitely gonna want to get vaccinated before the school year starts.

 

 

5. Prufrock Preparatory School (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

Prufrock PrepImage via Lemony Snicket Wiki

 

Prufrock Prep isn’t exactly… welcoming.

Among Prufrock Prep’s many dazzling features are the Orphan Shack where all orphans are forced to live, a punishment where being late to class means you are forced to eat your meals like a dog with your hands tied behind your back, and your grade in gym class is worth 51% of your overall grade meaning most members of Bookstr‘s audience would probably flunk out.

Ha ha, gotcha. Nerds.

 

4. Crunchem Hall Primary School (Matilda)

Crunchem HallImage via Sony Pictures Entertainment

 

While Crunchem Hall didn’t last forever, it certainly left an impression on every child who read Matilda. I don’t even like to wear my hair in pigtails because I’m so irrationally afraid someone will grab me by the braid and fling me into the air.

They also just don’t look that good on me. I have a big forehead.

Also this school is literally shorthand ‘Crunch Them’ Hall. Who did that.

 

3. Hogwarts (Harry Potter Series)

HogwartsImage via Penguin Teen

 

I know everyone wants to be a wizard or witch, and everyone wants to hang with Harry and his crew, but Hogwarts is dangerous.

Even prior to Voldemort’s presence on campus there was a giant lizard monster in the basement, murderous mermaids in the water, and a backyard so deadly they had to name it the Forbidden Forest to keep students from going in and getting killed.

Some people might think I should’ve put Durmstrang on this list instead of Hogwarts, but honestly Hogwarts seems way more perilous.

Hogwarts became a literally battlefield at the apex of a wizarding world war, Durmstrang is just emo.

 

 

2. Shiroiwa Junior High (Battle Royale)

Shiroiwa Junior High class photoImage via What’s on TV

 

Realistically, you wouldn’t want to be an eighth grader at any school in this universe. You probably also don’t want to be a eighth grader in any universe, to be fair.

However being an eighth grader in Battle Royale means you could be randomly selected by the government to participate in a Hunger Games style fight to the death that lasts over the course of three days.

Now I didn’t love my middle school classmates, but I don’t want to murder them, and I definitely don’t want to be murdered by them.

 

1. The Rachel and Leah Re-Education Center (Handmaid’s Tale)

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This school is where handmaids learn how to be handmaids. The women attending have their hands chopped off, their eyes gouged, and their tongues cut out as punishments for misbehaving.

Definitely makes detention seem like a walk in the park.

 

 

 

 

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