Netflix's new show "Narcos" premiered last Aug. 28 on the online steaming company. The 10-hour premiere of the show was definitely expected to be one of the highlight shows this month. However, upon its debut, it seemed to have gotten mixed reviews, with fortunately the positive outweighing the negative a bit.
Narcos is essentially about the drug-war in the late 1980s in which Pablo Escobar led the drug trade, ruling the Medellin Cartel. The story revolves around Escobar's rise to his power and the individuals tasked to take him down. Escobar, the notorious Colombian drug lord and also known as "The King of Cocaine," is the center of the story. He had accumulated much of his $30 billion through his illegal trade, involving trade of illegal substances.
Screenrant writes reviews about the much-awaited show, pointing out some of the high and low points of the show. Some of the pros of the series would be its undeniable interesting story of Escobar. Although it's no secret that the story is exaggerated to dramatize the events that occurred during that time, it is nevertheless riveting. Second would be its well-performing cast, which includes "Game of Thrones" star Pedro Pascal. Pascal's participation is quite limited in the beginning of the series, but his acting is quite on point when he is on-screen. more >>
Viewers of "General Hospital" will be seeing some familiar faces this week as many are set to reprise their roles and shake up Port Charles. However, it seems many are coming back with not-so-good intentions.
According to Celebrity Dirty Laundry, the biggest return to note of would be Kristina Corinthos-Davis, played by Lexi Ainsworth. Apparently, Carly and Sonny's wedding would be the moment of the mob princess' big return. Although she may not have any plans of disrupting the joyous occasion, she does seem to be ready to disrupt her relationship with her sister Molly Lansing-David (Haley Pullos) as Kristina sets her eyes on luring TJ Ashford (Tequan Richmond) away from Molly.
Another character that will be back is Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) who aims to clear her reputations. Previously before leaving, she had been involved in some questionable activities that are pretty shady for a cop. However, this time, she is set on upholding the law as she goes rigged election collaborators, Mayor Lomax and Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher). Rob Derringer will also be reprising his role as Kyle Sloane who will try to interfere with Anna's mission. Of course, if Anna becomes successful in her goal, Kristina Wagner may likely return too as Felicia Jones, to serve as the temporary default mayor. more >>
Last week, viewers of "The Bold and the Beautiful" witnessed how Ivy (Ashleigh Brewer) and Steffy's (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) feud intensified; however, it seems that it would only get worse from here on as Ivy will use the video to get rid of Steffy further. According to Celebrity Dirty Laundry, Ivy is not about to stop making Steffy's life more miserable.
Firstly, fans of the soap will be seeing the return of Rick Forrester (Jacob Young) with his new bride, Mara Avant Forrester (Karla Mosley). The return of the couple will be far more challenging, though, as Maya finds out that she is bumped from the position of being the face of Forrester Creations, by Ivy Forrester. Maya's disapproval of this decision comes from Ivy's lack of experience in high modeling, while Ivy refuses to let Maya, who is a transgender, lead their family-oriented fashion house. Ivy had made a promise to Ali before she died saying she will keep the values of their family business alive. Ivy will later on resort to meeting with the president of Forrester Creations to have Maya removed from their shared position.
Furthermore, Nicole, Maya's sister, will also get further involved in the mess as she starts to get the feeling that Ivy may have it in her for her sister. A rumored scene is that Nicole will set up a trap for Ivy that will have her falling flat on her face. Also, Nicole will continue to search the reason for Ivy's new position, which will have her discover the video during Aly's death, the one Ivy has been using to blackmail. The confrontation between the two leads to a fight. Another person who is said to discover the video would be Steffy's father, Ridge (Thorsten Kaye), and immediately deletes it. more >>
The new "American Horror Story" (AHS) may be missing Jessica Lange, but the star power this season would not seem any less. Many veteran actors of AHS were more than happy to return for "Hotel" and check in to the Hotel Cortez, the main setting of the season.
One of the stars recently confirmed to return is Lily Rabe. According to FashionNStyle, Rabe will be taking the role of serial killer Aileen Wuornos. Rabe will also be the second actress portraying the Florida-based serial killer, after Charlize Theron's Academy Award-winning performance in "Monster," which is based on the story of Wuornos. She is set to appear in the Halloween episode.
Ryan Murphy, co-creator of the show, told Entertainment Weekly a few details about the said episode. He shares, "The biggest serial killers of all time all come to the hotel. Gacey. Aileen. [Detective] John Lowe's (Wes Bentley) invited to a devil's night dinner. He thinks someone is pulling a huge prank on him. It's the biggest serial killers of all time in a room with him and he has to figure out who is trying to make him lose his mind." more >>
Webster's dictionary defines perversion: "the process of improperly changing something that is good; sexual behavior that people think is not normal or natural." Tragically, both of these definitions apply to a young girl named Miley Cyrus who needs prayers and counsel before she self-destructs.
Recently we took my 90-year-old mother-in-law to the Johnny Cash museum in Nashville. As a young performer he got entangled in a lifestyle of drug abuse which would have undoubtedly destroyed him had he not repented and returned to his Christian roots.
Miley's father, Billy Ray Cyrus, also followed a similar path. Raised by a charismatic minister, he exploded on the music scene with a global blockbuster, "Achy Breaky Heart," but the adulation seduced him onto destructive paths until he repented. Getting back on track he later recorded a gospel album. more >>
I watched a video this morning that I'm ashamed to say I viewed. No, it wasn't pornography — at least not the kind of pornography we typically think of. The video was the live shooting of two television journalists as they were reporting in Virginia.
At the time, I saw the post on Twitter, which noted "unexplained shooting noises." When I watched the clip, I assumed there was gunshots around them and that the journalist and her interviewee had ducked for cover. It wasn't until much later that I learned that what I had seen was a cold-blooded murder, streaming across my Twitter feed.
There's much debate right now as to whether news sources should show the video, or whether people should watch it on their social media feeds. Many respected voices are calling this the equivalent of a "snuff film," the sort of twisted video that feeds into morbidity and bloodlust. The killer himself recorded the bloodshed on his phone and immediately posted their deaths onto social media, where thousands, and perhaps millions of people, could watch it again and again. more >>