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Real Teen Dilemmas? Not quite...
I used to love this show; I used to love how it gets into a typical teenager's head, and how Sharon Spitz deals with all the typical teenage dilemmas....
Then the reality hit me.
This programme isn't realistic at all. First of all, the whole show is based on how she hates wearing braces, which delivers the message that braces are a bad thing, which they're not because teenagers all over the world wear them, and many more will wear them in years to come. Sharon Spitz makes it sound like they're the worst thing to hit the world since The Plague. I'm going to get braces in a few months, and I hate how the programme tells me that I will be frequently teased (which doesn't make sense, as I said before - so many teens wear them, they're as common as glasses.....).
Also, it gets on my nerves how shallow this girl is. She seems to have the perfect life. Nice friends, loving family, semi-popular, pretty, skinny, good grades (and she goes out with the school hunk, this is supposed to be a realistic show? I hardly know any girls who go out with the most gorgeous boy in school....) and she doesn't appreciate any of it, because she's so self involved. Suddenly she gets braces and OH NO! Her perfect existence is ruined!!! (Even though she keeps the friends, the family, the popularity, the looks and the school hunk discovers he likes her for her personality....).
I mean, no-one ever dies in the show, she never gains weight, she never gets pimples, her grades never slip, she never gets depressed - so why....does...her....life...suck? Oh, I'm sorry - there are a few dramas. Like starting her period or having to choose between two (gorgeous) boys who both adore her....Wait, no, that doesn't count.
I can't stand the whining....irritating...moaning. Shut up GIRL!
So, it's a good show, and teens will like it. But they can't expect their lives to be as lovely as this "typical" teen.
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
It Plays Tricks On Your Mind
*Possible spoilers*. Now, I like this movie. A lot of people say, "its not scary" or "the camera work was awful" etc etc. I personally couldn't disagree more.
I like the fact that you are like another character in this film, you see everything they see, you hear what they hear, and it DOES scare you.
You never see the witch, so it feeds your imagination. The suspense is terrifying, because anyone can make the witch scary. You can build up images in your head, and there are no limits. As for gore, that's not scary, its just disgusting. There are too many films where all that happens is a bunch of teenagers get sliced up - not exactly scary. Suspense, tension, imagination - these are the ingredients that make a horror film.
The scariest films in history have these ingredients, and maybe the Blair Witch Project isn't one of them, but its better than so many other Hollywood rejects. It is chilling, but you can't just sit there expecting to be scared. You have to get involved, you have to make it scary - imagine, see it from the characters point of view, then be chilled.
Slick and Sassy
I love this show. I love the sharp, slick humour and the character interaction. Frasier and Niles Crane are so arrogant and snobby at times, but you can't help but love them.
The miserable psychiatrist has a very sceptical view of life, and isn't ashamed of it. He can think up the craziest ideas to get himself out of awkward situations, which does nothing but amuse the audience. There are times when you just cringe for him, I believe I once left the room because I couldn't handle the embarrassment.
By the way, the relationship between the brothers is comic gold, its always interesting.
There are misunderstandings, snobs, wit and slick one liners. Throw in an all American dad, a crazy British care worker and a loveable dog called Eddie, and you're onto a winner.
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Sweet, Witty and British
Bridget Jones. I love her. I really do. That's why I think everyone loves this film, because so many women can say: "That's me!". The jokes are mainly at Bridget's expense, and there are times when you cringe for her. Overall, its a sweet feel good film about falling in love. Its witty, charming and very adorable.
The jokes are sharp, the sex is entertaining and the characters are brilliant. These people are totally crazy, but somehow you can stand them. Probably the best thing about this show is the character interaction, especially the shots they frequently take at one another. There's never a dull moment, I recommend it to anyone.
And Ryan Reynolds, who plays Berg, he steals the show every time. This actor is VERY funny and I hope to see him in future productions.