Riverdale S2 E1: Jughead is back!

WARNING: I’m probably going to stuff a lot of GIFs and photos in this post. You’ve been warned.

RECAP: SEASON 1

I started watching Riverdale for the iconic Jughead and the fact that Cole Sprouse would be portraying the character. The first season was laced with deceit and intrigue and it revolved around the murder of Jason Blossom.

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Betty and Jughead became a couple and together they ran the school’s newspaper and solved crimes. Archie was a moron who eventually became Veronica’s boyfriend. Wild things happened every week as if the writers didn’t sit down to plan the episodes. And this is one of the main reasons why I couldn’t invest in the murder of Jason Blossom because the living was busy distracting me with their weird lifestyles. 

Then a bombshell dropped: the Blossoms and the Coopers are actually related. 

I love that the friends had a spot to frequent: Pop’s. 

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Now, hello season 2.

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S2 E1: A Kiss Before Dying

I am here for this…

…this…

…and of course this…

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I finally have the chance to sit down and write this review, something which I’ve been trying to do for the past few days. Riverdale is back! Which means Jughead’s narrative is back! He can narrate my life!

The episode opens with Fred Andrews’s car speeding through the eerily quiet streets of Riverdale with Archie behind the wheel. He’s trying to get his father to the hospital before he bleeds out in the passenger seat after he got shot in the abdomen by a masked man. He made it in time for Fred to go into surgery and that’s when he calls his friends to inform them about his father’s situation. The fact that Jughead flew out of the trailer and was like ‘Today is the day that I am going to ride a motorcycle’ made me laugh. I mean, since when does he ride a motorcycle?

But I am here for it. I love motorcycles and he even wears the iconic crown on the helmet. When did he even have the time to… Anyways, the friends comfort Archie at the hospital.

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Fast forward to a few scenes later: Cheryl arrives at the hospital with her badly burned mother telling everyone that there that the fire – which she started in the season finale – was a terrible accident. What a lying liar!

I think my overall favorite scene was Jughead and Betty going to look for Fred’s wallet at Pop’s. And Pop asks them if they’re hungry and the same time Betty says ‘No’, Juggie’s all like, “I’m always hungry, yeah.” He then tries to justify his hunger to his girlfriend by saying, “Sometimes in crisis some people lose their appetite. Me? Mine increases tenfold.” Then Betty looks at him in disbelief (jokes are not his forte) and he comes clean: “I haven’t eaten since last night.” Ah, Juggie.

Jughead is going to be solving some serious mysteries this season. He asked all the right questions (shame on the Sheriff! I still don’t trust him) concerning Fred’s robbery? Attempted Murder?

Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos) is home. He and the wifey, Hermoine threatens Veronica into getting back in line or else. Ooh, she’s in trouble!

But wait there’s more! The episode couldn’t end like that. No, no, no. They just had to offload some leftover drama, something which we didn’t see enough of in the first season. Over in Greendale, Ms. Grundy is about to get her just desserts by the masked man who shot Fred. But did he kill her? *shrugs* Most likely. The episode wasn’t called ‘A Kiss Before Dying’ for no reason! Eh, we’ll see in next episode.

YEARBOOK NOTES:

^ We have a big fat mystery on our hands this season: who is the masked shooter and why didn’t he kill Fred Andrews when he had the chance? We know he has green eyes and he is not Pop or Archie or…

^ This is random, but in S1 E1 Betty talks about Archie with Kevin and in S2 E1 she talks about Jughead with Kevin. 

^ Would Bughead last this season? I don’t know, but if they don’t, what’s the sense in me watching this show anymore? I know they’re going to probably throw conflicts at them to possibly drive them apart, but if they do break up this season, I’ll call the police and file a complaint. 

RATING

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Until next episode!

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Social Media theme: the menu

There’s always a downside to every good thing.

I’ve been trying to come up with topics for Social Media themed week, but no matter how hard I try, I keep coming back to the negatives of social media. This generation is all electronic and cannot bear to live without their iPhones. We live in a time where we can’t eat, sleep, or think without our digital devices. 

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We depend on them like manna from heaven often neglecting our spiritual nourishment.

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So without further adieu, guys…

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Although I’ve labeled it Social Media themed week, it’s actually going to run for 2 weeks (or maybe 3) because I wouldn’t have the time to write all of the articles in one week. Also, I can’t decide which ones to write apart from a few. I came up with…

^ Tell a hater later

> Oversharing

^ Meeting potential killers online

> Are you addicted to Facebook?

^ The negative effects of social media

> YouTube drama

^ Conditioning

> In defense of your favorite celebrity

Disclaimer: I am not saying that you shouldn’t use social media because there are many good things that you can reap from it, but use it wisely and thoughtfully.

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The gringo who always delivers

Mr. Cruise’s latest outing is almost upon us and I am super excited!

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American Made is hitting Trinidad this Wednesday. I am not certain if I’ll see it on opening day as yet, given the current situation at hand, but I hope to see it by the weekend. I think gringo is a term used by Latin people to describe/call non-Latin people and Barry Seal is that gringo who always delivers.

And the B-Roll of American Made was awesome to watch… well, I just watched Tom smiling and having the time of his life while flying a helicopter, and not to mention, he looks great in that uniform! I always like to get a look at behind the scenes. 

On the Real Tho

Hahaha! I laugh because I actually like the Dobre Brothers and this song shouldn’t have made it on the list given that I already watched the video.

I don’t know how many of you know the brothers, but they might not ring a bell because they’re not famous (as yet) and they’re actually YouTubers currently trying their voices out on the YouTube rap scene. 

Maybe I’ll just talk about the lyrics or point out how many times they do a backflip because, really, I’ve seen this video so it’s going to be hard to react to it and they’re known for doing backflips.

Also, my reactions may not be your cup of tea. It might be sarcastic and I also tear lyrics apart. Let’s react to it in 3…2…1…

0:01: The beat, though! And it’s shot in New York City, once the city of big dreams.

0:08: Their jackets are SLAYING! If it’s one thing, these boys know how to dress.

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But I am not a fan of ripped clothing:

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0:13: Cyrus is up first and boy, can he rap!

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0:25: Money talk, money walk. But it ain’t alive… Preach, Cy!

0:29: He’s hitting the Michael Jackson! Thet leg kick, though!

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0:34: Backflip. Lucas.

0:36: That escalated quickly. Another backflip; this time by Cyrus.

0:37: You can’t judge. You can’t talk. You just sit and hate. Step it up. Show us up. Show what you create… Currently just nodding my head along.

0:44: And another backflip! Thank you, Marcus.

0:45: Time to stick the truth. If you don’t change the game. Nobody won’t remember you… But I don’t want to be remembered! 

0:50: On the real tho. On the real tho. On the…

1:01: Come in Lucas!

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1:03: You didn’t know before, but now make sure you better know… I feel so threatened! Why is he threatening me?

1:16: Try to bring me down. I stay above. We doing well… Don’t let people bring you down. Regardless of what they try to do to bring you down, stay focus because with God on your side, who can be against you?

1:21: You can’t break me. God has eyes on our back and our phones… Honestly, I don’t know if he’s saying ‘God has eyes on’ or just ‘God has our’ because he’s saying it so fast. Eh!

1:25: On the real tho. On the real tho… 

1:29: Lucas be getting his dance groove on with that fancy hand gesture. Haha!

1:37: And here comes the brother who can’t wait for his name to be written in the stars: Darius. Lowkey, his eyebrows are goals.

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1:46: That smiling shot of the brothers is the best shot of the video.

1:47: I got my brothers. We counting we counting. No, we ain’t stopping… The Count, is that you, bro?

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1:58: Haters wanting this. They just sit and wish… Yes, because it’s easy to hate someone who is going after their dream wishing that you were in their place. I mean, why hate when you can be happy for others?

2:01: On the real tho. On the real tho… 

2:12: Last, but not least, Lucas’s other half, Marcus. *shrugging* I don’t understand how people mix up the twins. They’re very easy to tell apart. 

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2:18: Backflip! Brought to you by Marcus. 

2:19: Listen to them haters. They just beggin for attention. Sit yourself down. I’mma take you to detention… SAVAGE!

2:28: You just hating like the rest. You ain’t nothing new. Words mean nothing. I’m all about the action…

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2:38: HAHAHA! 

2:47: Backflips! I think it’s 7 in total. I lost count.

On the real tho, you don’t need a million dollars to make a video look good. On the real tho, the Dobre twins give you happy vibes. 

On the real ‘tho, this is Dobre Brothers before fame. When they blow up, I won’t be expecting any more family-oriented content videos or music videos such as these. 

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***GIFs and pictures via Google Search

This Reaction Music Week theme was a blast! I’ll like to do Part two next week God’s willing (if you’ll like to leave suggestions), but I already have another theme in mind so I’ll probably do part two next month. God bless and I pray you have a safe and blessed weekend.

Attention

Guys, I honestly don’t know who Charlie Puth is other from that one time when he sang on ‘See You Again’ with some rapper and I couldn’t escape the song no matter where I went. I thought the song was extremely annoying, though.

Also, my reactions may not be your cup of tea. It might be sarcastic and I also tear lyrics apart. Let’s react to it in 3…2…1…

0:11: You’ve been runnin’ ’round, runnin’ ’round, runnin’ ’round throwin’Whoa, then, imagine how dizzy she must be from all that running around! As a bonus, she won’t need to exercise for the rest of the month! You go, girl!

0:12: Throwing that ‘what’ on my name? Turtle? throwin’ that dirt all on my name honestly, I thought he said ‘turtle’!

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0:27: Man, Charlie is so repetitive! Plus, this story comes to you LIVE from Puth’s bedroom as he sits in the semi-darkness and reflects on his attention seeking ex.

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Plus, PLUS, this sounds like We Don’t Talk Anymore 2.0.

0:30: I know that dress is karma, perfume regret. You got me thinking ’bout when you were mine, oh… Wordsmith he is, says no one ever.

0:48: You just want attention. You don’t want my heart. Maybe you just hate the thought of me with someone new… Ayyyy! Okay, not bad. But I’ve heard this song a million times over… especially in Bollywood movies.

1:07: Here we go with more running around. I think I might just be the one dizzy by the end of this song.

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1:48: Now he’s alone in the recording studio.

2:06: Sensual party shots!

2:26: Fight! Fight! Fight! Well, not really, just the model breaking things.

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Wait, I thought at the beginning of this repetitive song he said that she was not coming home with him tonight. Who wants attention now, huh? This bad liar!

The song is one thing; the video another as always. In the song, he’s saying that he has moved on from the attention seeking ex, but in the video, he is poisoned by her and can’t escape her no matter how much he tries. She doesn’t want him to be happy, but he doesn’t want to be happy either. He prefers to be trapped by her allure.

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Bad Liar

Ah, Selena Gomez. I don’t consider her a terrific singer, but she’s okay… I guess. I liked a few of her songs back when I used to listen to music, but nothing to scream about. Her songs don’t ever stick around long enough to consider it a classic. 

Also, my reactions may not be your cup of tea. It might be sarcastic and I also tear lyrics apart. Let’s react to it in 3…2…1…

0:10: Is she 15 in this video? She looks 15.

0:12: I was walking down the street the other day… No, you’re not. You’re riding down the street. When last did you ever walk down a street, though?

0:21: Selena rides her bike down a mountain to school. I thought she was going to ride it to the store or to meet up with friends at the mall.

0:24: But just like the battle of Troy… what does the battle of Troy have to do with this song?

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0:49: Wait, is she singing or stage whispering? I can’t seem to tell.

0:52: Mean girls incoming! 

1:00: Oh I’m tryin’, I’m tryin’, I’m tryin’, I’m tryin’, I’m tryin’… Me too, girl. I am trying to get through this boring music video and equally boring song.

1:06: Look, Farrah Fawcett! I mean, another Selena! I see what is happening here. This is some Dave Grohl experiment! 

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1:08: Selena as a man now. Too many personalities to keep count of.

1:17: Okay, I think I know what’s happening here. Selena the man is probably Selena the student’s dad and he’s having an affair with Selena Fawcett. But I’m wondering if Selena the student is in love with Selena Faw… let me watch some more first. Oh, and the video is set in the 70s, but it does not give off that vibe. And did everyone in the 70s have her face? Was this some kind of cloning experiment gone wrong?

1:31: Selena flirts with Selena in the hallway. Man, that sounds weird! But apparently no one is good enough for Selena but Selena. That sounds even weirder.

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1:39: The way student Selena is staring at the scene in the hallway while yearningly singing Can we focus on the love? Paint my kiss across your chest. If you’re the art, I’ll be the brush. She is definitely in love and it cannot be with the man Selena because that’s her dad. From this angle, it looks like she’s in love with the gym teacher who’s having an affair with her father. No wonder why the students were whispering and staring at her! They know she’s a lesbian… and that her dad is having an affair with the object of her affection.

2:00: It’s gym period and student Selena can’t stop smiling at the gym teacher Selena Fawcett. Crush confirmed. 

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2:05: ANOTHER SELENA? Does it ever end? This looks like Mom Selena.

2:25: Mom Selena confirmed. This is getting exhausted. She picks up the Dad in a car, but student Selena has to ride all the way back home? And they’re having dinner without her? 

2:47: Selena the student finally arrives home, but she decides to skip dinner altogether because she can’t stand the fact that she’ll be in the presence of the man who is having an affair with her crush. 

2:58: She goes to her room to dance seductively in front of the mirror as she tries not to think about her crush. 

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3:20: She pretends to sleep when Mom Selena comes to check on her. Typical teenager, eh?

3:31: She lovingly strokes a photo of Selena Fawcett just in case we did not get who she was crushing on from the beginning of the video.

Basically, this video was about Selena liking Selena and Selena cheating on Selena. I know every video can’t be a masterpiece, but this is laziness. And my friends wonder why I don’t watch music videos anymore.

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Look What You Made Me Do

Back when I used to keep abreast of the music world, I liked some of Taylor Swift’s songs. Then she started to make the transition from country to pop; from sweet to mean because this image was crafted out for her a long time ago by her handlers. 

A lot of us miss the symbolism in music videos because we’re busy admiring what a “masterpiece” it is. There is a lot more going on than the so-called Katy Perry, Kim K, and Kanye drama. So. Much. More!

Also, my reactions may not be your cup of tea. It might be sarcastic and I also tear lyrics apart. Let’s react to it in 3…2…1…

0:14: This post-apocalypticish setting reminds me of Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

0:16: R.I.P. TS reputation. She doesn’t care anymore and she’s going to show everyone her true colors.

0:20: Ahhh! Zombie Swift! Kill it quick before it multiplies! On a serious note, though, she is implying that she is coming back from the dead. 

0:34-48: Zombie Taylor is burying the old Taylor. The corpse is then juxtaposed with the almost new persona bathing in a tub full of expensive jewelry and a single dollar bill. The dollar bill is there to reference her recent sexual assault case against a Colorado radio DJ. She sought only one dollar in damages. 

0:51: Is she a Queen? An evil Priestess? The identical pillars has an inscribed Latin phrase on it, ‘Et tu Brute’ meaning “And you, Brutus?” I didn’t appreciate Shakespeare (I still don’t) and saw it as a punishment whenever we had literature period back in school, but I remember this phrase from the Julius Caesar play. Caesar said these words as he was being stabbed to death by his friend Brutus. What is she implying here, eh?

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Also, she is surrounded by snakes. This is deceiving. Rather, she is deceiving us.

0:52-57:  But I got smarter, I got harder in the nick of time. Honey, I rose up from the dead, I do it all the time I am sorry, but what? You rose up from the dead all the time? Only Jesus Christ can do this.

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0:59: I’ve got a list of names and yours is in red, underlined. I check it once, then I check it twice, oh! Is she Santy Claus?

1:08: Because self-destruction is so sexy…

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…and she survives this to childishly pin the blame on whomever she is addressing. This scene is about indulgence, pride, and attention seeking. 

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I think this is Tay Tay’s good girl gone bad period. We’ve seen it with many other singers over time: 

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They need to stay relevant so they pull out all the stops even if it means going for the “diss track”.

1:21: Miley, is that you? 

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Okay, okay, I can’t help, but think of ‘Can’t Be Tamed’ or something like that. Tay Tay is swinging like an imprisoned bird in orange in a huge cage while men guard her. Is she implying that she feels trapped within her identity? To make matters worst, Tay Tay has a human-sized bird cage in her real home. Rich people buy the silliest things.

Also, ALSO, there is something sinister about her saying: I don’t like your kingdom keys. They once belonged to me. In the book of Revelation, Jesus Christ holds the keys. The Great Deceiver is hard at work to make people think that he is the rightful heir to the kingdom.

1:36-1:43: The world moves on, another day, another drama, drama. But not for me, not for me, all I think about is karma Yes, because revenge belongs to you.

1:51: Girl bots. This might be a reference to her cult-like squad, but it is also a reference to the mass of young girls she has been brainwashing with her music.

2:06: Look what you made me do. Look what… Honestly, I was not paying attention to the song, so I just realized that she sampled Right Said Fred’s ‘I’m Too Sexy’.

2:09: Demasculating of men. Also, I counted 8 male dancers in heels. Forget the ‘I ❤ TS’ t-shirts, the 8 men represent her high profile exes. What did they make her do?

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2:22: T. Swift or Andreja Pejic?

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Either way, her new persona is very androgynous.  

2:26: Blatant crucifixion pose as Tay Tay stand watch over her fighting personas in a pyramid. 

2:58: “I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now.” “Why?” “Oh, ’cause she’s dead!” See? Good girl going bad. It happens all the time in this industry. When they ascend to another level, they automatically leave their old self behind. She’s leaving the light to embrace the dark.

3:36: And now, she’s poking fun at herself. I don’t have time for this nonsense.

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And let’s skip right to the moment that started her transformation before our very eyes:

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Overall, I think the lyrics are pointless and her attitude petty, musically bemoaning this and that. Why throw tantrums? You’re too old for that, Tay Tay. But hey, music gotta sell and she have brains to wash, no matter how stupid the song or the video is. The video is basically about self-love and indulgence everything that God does not stand for.

People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,

without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good,

treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God

having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

2 Timothy 3:2-5