Criminal Minds: a Reid update

*sighs* Criminal Minds what you’re doing to my boy Reid is dangerous and if we lose him by the end of the season, then I’m done with this show regardless of the history we share.

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I honestly don’t mind the arc that the writers threw Reid, but week after week, him being in prison is being drawn out with no real purpose and it’s getting pretty boring now. Do I have to wait 99 years for them to get down to the bottom of the matter and for Reid to be released? And where the heck is his lawyer?

I must commend Matthew Gray Gubler for bringing the wonderful Spencer Reid alive week in and week out for the past 12 years. Watching him evolve over the years into the beloved character is amazing. His commitment to making the character even better through his failures and successes is greatly appreciated. Just when you think that you’ve unraveled Spencer Reid and figured him out, he takes a u-turn and makes us stop and ponder.

So, thanks for this MGG. Your uniqueness is what makes Reid simply the best.

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For all the Derek Morgan fans out there, he is back for the season finale to help take down Mr. Scratch (Yes, you can start being worried for Reid now). It’d be weird for Reid to be in trouble and Morgan not help. I mean…

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Of all the TV friendships I’ve seen, this one wins hands down for best bromance ever. 

Shemar Moore departed at the end of the 11th season and I haven’t missed him since, but he’s back for the big one which airs on May 10th and he’s bringing a lead case against the escaped convict Mr. Scractch.

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#PrisonSlumberParty

And with ratings like these, there is still hope for a 13th season, but I hope they put this show to bed soon.

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The Mummy: TC pulls off historic Zero-G stunt

The Mummy:

“I said Annabelle… I said we’re gonna go in Zero G.”

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Tom Cruise is at it again. He can’t stop bringing awesome stuff to the table. In this case, the awesomely shot plane scene in The Mummy trailer. It was all his idea to put a set inside the plane and to design the plane crash “so that we’re shooting it live.” It happened in real time and there is no edit. Kudos TC! 

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This stunt was something that was on TC’s mind for years and he’s finally getting to see it materialize in this film. Also, I just knew he had something to do with that plane scene! I would’ve been disappointed if he didn’t have anything to do with it. 🙂

I am eagerly anticipating this film more than I was before. The clip below takes you to the plane stunt scene in Bordeaux, France. Watch the happy expression on TC’s face as he listens to the Frenchman talk about Zero-G. He was the happiest person in the room. And this is the reason why I like him. He is always eager to learn and he makes the sets his classroom.

Book #5: Island Pursuits

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Author: Heather Rodney-Diaz
Publisher: Crimson Romance (June 04th, 2012)
Pages: 216
Chapters: 33

BLURB:

When former U.S. Marine Adrian Mendez decided to return to his beautiful twin-island homeland of Trinidad and Tobago in the southern Caribbean, he didn’t expect to find the woman of his dreams. But one chance encounter with the captivating Cory Phillips was all it took. Adrian quickly realizes once just isn’t enough with this beautiful but feisty island goddess.

Headstrong and set in her own ways, Cory struggles tremendously with the military stereotypes of the island. But when this gorgeous, sensual – and deadly – soldier offers her his help, how could she resist him? After many sultry and pleasure-filled steamy Caribbean nights with Adrian, Cory finds herself going against everything she once believed in.

Their lustful island pursuits lead to a sizzling romance in paradise – but what they both discover about the past threatens to destroy any chance of a happily ever after. Can their love survive this tropical turbulence even as danger and deception lurks?

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…REVIEW!

This was the author’s debut book. She hails from Trinidad & Tobago where I’m from.

I am a lover of books and sometimes I think I waste money to buy some of these books that are supposed to be good because of bias reviews, but I still go out and buy them anyway. I am a hardcore reader and when I critique, I critique hard regardless of where someone may come from. I take books apart. Yes, you can go ahead and call me the Simon Cowell of reviewing. I kid. I kid. This might be a little chatty (I warned you earlier!).

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The story was easy to read. There was no use of these so-call big words some authors throw in just for the fun of it. The book contained no local dialect either. Either way, this is not my type of book, but I give it a go because the author was local. However, I couldn’t take it seriously and I was easily annoyed as early as chapter 5. I wanted to toss it and I couldn’t wait to reach the last page. The author couldn’t help but mention Cory’s curves in almost every chapter when we first meet her. We got it like the second chapter. She is hot and her behind is her prized asset. It was something that was established when she went to the police station to make the report about her stolen car.

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For some reason, it was hard for me to like Cory. I couldn’t even take her seriously because of the name. Also, she was sort of childish and emotionless. She was giving me a nervous breakdown. As for Adrian, I didn’t find anything sensual about him and never warmed up to him. And any fool can see that Jay was her closet, erm, I mean, her closest friend. And because the author was so focused on Adrian and Cory, there was not even a little background on honest to gay Jay.

With the focus on the main characters, there was no room for secondary ones.

Take, for example, the friendship between Cory and Kerry. Cory had hurt her feelings at the stadium during a concert by just literally RUBBING her boy toy (at the time) in her friends’ faces and felt rather smug about it. Kerry stormed off and Cory didn’t even make an attempt to go after her or to contact her after she cooled down to talk after dropping that bomb. She went on her own merry sweet way. I really, really, really disliked Cory. No emotion in the friendship department but when she got hurt, the drama queen in her went overboard. The author could have expanded on Kerry and Cory’s friendship a little bit more.

In my opinion, Cory was easy and I hate desperate female characters. Don’t people date, hold hands and kiss on their 4th or 5th date in books anymore? Those days when women were ladies and played hard to get … I want them back!

This book got on my very last nerves and as of now, I am thinking of launching it across my room.

Quotes:

> It wasn’t dubbed the greatest show on earth for nothing. Introduced to the island by French settlers, Carnival was one of the biggest street parties in the world …

Chapter 15; Page 94

I keep telling ignorant people about the French settlers and Carnival, but they just don’t know their history.

> Besides, which man on this island didn’t drink alcohol?

Chapter 9; Page 54

Oooh! How I disliked this line! I dislike stereotypes so much! There are TONS of men on this island who don’t indulge in alcohol. TONS I say!

RATING:

2

STAR: Jahil’s pain (season finale)

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“I am who I am. I don’t make no excuses for that.”

Jahil

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WARNING: Spoilers ahead. If you’re watching Star and is yet to see the last episode and you hate spoilers, now is the time to look away.

The season finale of Star came to an end on Wednesday night and what a painful night for Jahil! The man can’t catch a break!

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In a nutshell:

^ Alex and Derek decides to keep the baby. They’re so cute, they should consider getting married in real life.

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^ Derek is paralyzed. 😦

^ Otis’s wife confessed to killing him. I called this so I’m still grinning like an idiot.

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^ Big Boi played Big Trouble and I laughed until my sides hurt because I called this over on Twitter. I knew he didn’t want to sign them. He was interested in Eva all along, but that’s what the girls get for stabbing Jahil in the back.

Big Trouble won the Atlanta Fest. Duh! It was always about them.

^ Cotton is arrested for grand theft and rightfully so. I don’t know why fans were feeling sorry. Theft is theft. It ain’t yours.

^ Carlotta is the new manager of Big Trouble. She’s like a snake. She was always waiting in the bushes to snatch what Jahil created. I think she might have some leftover feelings for him as well seeing that they were a thing. She wants the glory days back. The glory days that never took off. The glory days that she’ll be reliving through the girls.

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^ Eva and Hunter are dead dead dead! The human trafficking people received a tipoff from Arlene (Hunter’s mother) and they sent someone to Jahil’s home. The downside? He wasn’t there. The upside? Eva and Hunter were there making out in his bed. The stupid gunman didn’t even check to make sure it was Jahil before offing Hunter and Eva, but they got their just desserts. I wish they could’ve kept Hunter, though. His character could’ve reformed.

Jahil releasing the trafficked girls remains my favorite moment of the season.

^ The season ended on a high note especially with the song “Ain’t About What You Got”:

How could someone so sexy
be so damn repulsive, babe?

It ain’t about what you got
It’s all about what you do.

Yes! Never judge someone on his/her great looks because they might not be who you’re expecting them to be. It’s all about action!

This is how you end a season finale. 

THINGS TO CONSIDER FOR SEASON 2

After that wonderful shocking season finale, I have some thoughts for the second season.

^ Is Jahil going to be framed for the murders of Hunter (his nephew) and Eva (his ex)? Or will he run off and lay low for a while?

^ Would Cotton ever get that surgery? 

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^ Would Alex miscarry? I don’t know. It’s just something I’ve been thinking about. The girls just won the contest and there’s going to be pressure for them to become stars and with Derek paralyze, I expect them to worry about their future.

^ Does getting rid of Hunter (Star’s ex) and Eva (Jahil’s ex) means that Jahil and Star are going to be an item?

^ And can we please stop with Queen Latifah’s wigs? It’s annoying.

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Erm, no you’re not!

I am not too excited for the second season, so they can take their time.

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