Tuesday, April 7

Time for TV Tuesday: Tiger King (2020)

Recently Finished:

Tiger King Poster

Through: Netflix

"A rivalry between big cat eccentrics takes a dark turn when Joe Exotic, a controversial animal park boss, is caught in a murder-for-hire plot." - IMDb

Okayyyyy I gave in. I finally decided to watch this since my FB is nonstop about this show. 

AND I am glad I watched it. This is a hot mess of people and I was hooked from episode one. I had to know how everything went to Hell in a hand-basket. Like all things...it started with good intentions, but ends with power struggles, money, betrayals, murder, revenge, and forgetting about what truly mattered. THE ANIMALS. 

Those poor tigers and bears and etc. They are the true victims. These "zoos" need to be closed down. Let the animals go to real zoos and sanctuaries. Maybe some can go to the wild if they are wild enough. 

These people are insane. Carole is a hubbie-murdering monster. Joe is crazy and an idiot. Doc is a sex cult leader. Jeff is a con man. The crews are insane to want to work with these people. 

What more to say? 

You just have to watch it. It's a hot mess of people and a situation that spiraled out of control. This show really does show that humans suck. I will note - the first couple of episodes are slooooowwww. It takes a min for things to heat up. 

I'll give this......mmmmmmmmmm.......ummmmmm.....*does math* 4 stars. Mainly because the ending of the last episode does refocus us to the true victims of this whole situation....the animals. Send ALL those people to jail. 

Monday, April 6

B's Monday Review: The Perfect Date (2019)

To save up for college, Brooks Rattigan creates an app where anyone can pay him to play the perfect stand-in boyfriend for any occasion.

Director: Chris Nelson
Writers: Steve Bloom, Randall Green
Stars: Noah Centineo, Laura Marano, Odiseas Georgiadis

1h 29min | Comedy, Romance

Ok, so netflix has this idea of me and this is all it shows me ;)
So I watched it. It was a HS movie but without the usual drama.

Brooks had the perfect girl in front of him, but yes it takes the entire movie to see it, obviously.

I enjoyed it.

Recommend or not?
Well it depends, but you can watch it if nothing else is on. It was amusing at times.

Sunday, April 5

Audiobook Review: Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron

Nice Dragons Finish Last (Heartstrikers, #1)
Author: Rachel Aaron
Narrator: Vikas Adam
Title: Nice Dragons Finish Last
(Heartstrikers #1)
Genre: UF & fantasy
Format: Audiobook 
Pages: 287 
Published: July 11th 2014
Where I Got It: My shelf (Blodeuedd gave me this for Xmas)

As the smallest dragon in the Heartstriker clan, Julius survives by a simple code: keep quiet, don’t cause trouble, and stay out of the way of bigger dragons. But this meek behavior doesn't fly in a family of ambitious magical predators, and his mother, Bethesda the Heartstriker, has finally reached the end of her patience.

Now, sealed in human form and banished to the DFZ--a vertical metropolis built on the ruins of Old Detroit--Julius has one month to prove that he can be a ruthless dragon or kiss his true shape goodbye forever. But in a city of modern mages and vengeful spirits where dragons are considered monsters to be exterminated, he’s going to need some serious help to survive this test.

He only hopes humans are more trustworthy than dragons...

Been meaning to check out this series for a while now. Thank goodness I have good friends like Blodeuedd who got me the audio for Xmas. ;) 

The story follows Julius who has survived his dragon clan by keeping to his room and staying out of the way of his family. However, Bethesda, his mother, has had enough. She banishes him to DFZ and seals him to his human form. He has to make it on his own before he can come back and he only has one month. In a city that dragons are illegal, he will need some serious help. 

This took forever to finish. Not in a bad way. Things kept getting in the way and cut seriously into my audio listening time. Especially with the lock-down taking place...BF is working at home now with me and thus there goes my listening time. I don't drive to the office anymore either so there goes that listening time. SIGHS. 

But yes - I really, really liked this story. I was hooked from page one. I simply loved the array of characters! Especially Julius' family members. 

Julius is fun and I can't wait to see what he has in store for us in the next book. I want him to succeed. Marci was fun too. She is human but way more dragon then Julius is. They are perfect for each other. 

Bob...oh Bob. You are a lovable weirdo. 

Justin....idiot. But I love him. Yes...I have a crush. ;)

Chelsea....love her too for some reason. She scares me and everyone in this world. But she is awesome. 

Mommy dearest....psycho. 

Those are just to name a few of the players here.

Even though we have a lot of characters running around, the narrator did awesome. Everyone had their own voice and it was easy to follow along. The narrator is fantastic. Some of his girl voices are eye-rolling-worthy, but he did a good job. I had heard him before so I was excited that he was the narrator for this one. I hope he does book 2!

But yes - this was a fun story. There were some slow moments that could've been snipped a bit, but I enjoyed this journey. I want Julius and Marci to be a thing! They complete each other nicely! She is human, but dragon-y. He is dragon, but with a heart of gold. Love them. 

Overall, I really liked this!! I feel the narrator really brought all these characters alive for me. He was fantastic. The story had a few slow spots, but overall, this was a good one! I can't wait to dive into book 2. In the end, I shall give this......mmmm.....4 stars. 


- #14 for Audiobook Challenge