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Obsessed with whodunits, death & murder

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January 2nd, 2018 Posted 1:10 am

Shut up and take my money

This is how I feel about Netflix because it is so therapeutic after a tiring day, their UX is amazing and they make binge-watching so effortless wtf. I don’t have to Google and click endless links just to find a HD subbed version because they have thought of everything.

And while they have loads of titles available, all I ever feel like watching is horror. Especially slashers and whodunits, which have always been my favourite genres (I hate the supernatural). Same for when people recommend me stuff to watch (and I do plan on watching them, really… eventually), I always end up on a horror binge.

Here are some whodunit shows I have been binge-watching on Netflix recently. I swear I started slow and tried to savour them… like one episode per day. Then the plot picks up and I can’t stop because of all the whys and cliffies #noshame ?

1. The Sinner

The Sinner

Okay, this is more of a #whyshedidit than a #whodunit. But WOW.

At first the synopsis had my curiosity (how do you stretch a murder that Jessica Biel’s character clearly committed for an entire season?) but barely halfway through the pilot and there came the insane stabbing scene. NOW YOU HAVE MY ATTENTION.

Anyway this was surprisingly good and the best part of it all was the satisfying ending! I felt so content and rewarded as the audience. The Sinner has a wonderful pay-off and this is something many shows fail to achieve despite boasting of a strong plot in the middle.

Verdict: ★★★★★
Highly recommended and you will get hooked on the iconic song like me lol.

2. Slasher

Slasher Season 1

I don’t know why I took so long to finally watch it when the title already says Slasher. It’s like a wet dream for me and made up of everything I love omg. People getting stranded and being killed off one by one as you try to figure out who the killer is. Wooo!

I accidentally watched Season 2 before Season 1 cos I mixed them up but they are standalone anthalogies so it doesn’t matter. Plus it’s a good thing cos Season 2 is heaps better. I correctly guessed who the Season 1 killer was in Episode 3 ?

I don’t want to be correct, I want to be shocked and mindblown.

Which is what Season 2 did to me. I never saw the ending coming!!!! It was also damn brutal, gory and graphic (even worse than the Hostel and Saw films) but the deaths were actually quite creative, plus it isn’t gory just for the sake of being of being gory.

There was a male character that got the shortest end of the stick: frostbite, isolated, abducted, raped in the ass by a gay ex-convict, burned alive, choking on blood… WTF the writers must really hate him.

I also love how Season 2 pays homage to/reminds me of so many classic horror films. Season 1, on the other hand, is like the bastard sibling of Se7en (1995) despite some interesting moments. With pedo rape and minus the famous box.

Verdict: ★★★★★
Season 2 is one of the best whodunits ever (to me) so highly recommended for horror fans, but not for the faint-hearted.

3. Riverdale

Riverdale finale

Yes Riverdale, based on Archie Comics, has turned into a whodunit too in Season 2 ? Not that I’m complaining because I enjoy it so much more than Season 1. But it’s quite dark and psycho. When I was describing scenes to my colleagues, they were all in disbelief because it sounded nothing like the comics.

Sadly the serial killer’s identity was revealed mid-season and very disappointing after so much tension, but hopefully it picks up again! One month without Riverdale cos they went on break so I had to turn to other shows.

Verdict: ★★
Honestly it is not fantastic and I don’t ship any couples (everyone is quite irritating) but I just like following it (mostly due to the serial killer element)

4. Guilt

Guilt Netflix

I only watched this because I finished everything else of interest and Netflix recommended this, but their algorithm is really always on point.

On a critical level, this is probably just so-so. But I watch stuff for entertainment so I seriously enjoyed this because it is fast-paced, has lots of plot twists and hot characters, the soundtrack is killer (no pun intended), and it’s all wrapped up in a whodunit!

Initially I felt quite meh by the killer’s identity (lousy pay-off)… until the second reveal. And the final scene is insane. Would have been an awesome lead up to Season 2… except there isn’t one because the show got cancelled ? But what a ride!

Verdict: ★★★
Really fun to watch!!!

5. Pretty Little Liars

Pretty Little Liars girls

If there is a show for being the biggest waste of time, PLL would win. I marathoned this nearly every night and was in time for the finale when it aired. I finished all 160 episodes in 3 months because I was desperate for a reveal that didn’t come until the last episode.

And it really sucked.

The only character I actually liked in the whole show was Hanna, her mother Ashley and her OTP Caleb (wanted to puke when he was with Spencer… their ship name is Cancer which pretty much sums up how all we fans feel).

I also really detested Ezria despite my penchant for forbidden romances. In fact, everyone got on my nerves except for Mona who is the only one with brains.

Verdict: ★
Terrible pay-off, damn pointless, a disgrace to the whodunit genre.

Currently I am reading Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn which is another whodunit and a great page-turner HAHAHA CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP ???

Fiction has taken over my life

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June 13th, 2011 Posted 8:07 pm

When all is said and done, and nothing matters anymore
Are you a part of me
It was so easy, we had it all but it was all in vain
I would have given more

Now the stage is bare there’s no one
Where it used to be so magicial
All the roles I played in, never a happy ending

I remember the first time you took me by the hand
You said was meant to be, if love is yours then it will find a way to…

Bring us back where our love first started
Where did it all go?
Never thought that love could just slip us by
But you’re inside of me, I’ve been holding on
A prayer in my heart (night I pray) wish you come running to me and…

Bring me back where love was our power
Let’s give love a chance
And let me know this time you’re gonna stay
Oh baby come to me, I’m waiting
Let me hold you tight, won’t let go.
Bring it back where love’s so good.

Now the stage is bare there’s no one
Where it used to be so magicial
All the roles I played in, never a happy ending

Bring me back where love was our power
Let’s give love a chance
And let me know this time you’re gonna stay
Oh baby come to me, I’m waiting
Let me hold you tight, won’t let go
Bring it back where love’s so good

I know it isn’t easy sure I’ll try
I got this feeling we’ll be fine

Bring me back where love was our power
Let’s give love a chance
And let me know this time you’re gonna stay
Oh baby come to me, I’m waiting
Let me hold you tight, won’t let go
Bring it back where love’s so good

Oh baby come to me, I’m waiting
Let me hold you tight, won’t let go
Bring it back where love’s so good

So in love with this song! It’s from the drama 非一般妈妈 (To Mum With Love) which is currently re-airing on Channel 8, 2.30pm! My memory of it is very vague despite having watched it before. Quite nice! Xue’er is super pretty in this show! There’s a short clip of the ending on YouTube 😛

Anw I’m watching this only because I’m waiting for the 3.30pm drama… THE DRAGON HEROES!!!! Blogged about it before here 😀 omg seriously can’t believe I just finished watching it not long ago and Channel 8 is re-airing it!! Before 非一般妈妈, they were re-airing 豹子胆 (The Vagrant) which I just finished rewatching too!! Like right before I started on Dragon Heroes.

Oh gosh it is so freaking awesome that I switch on my telly in anticipation whenever I’m at home in the afternoon. You have no idea how glad I am that it’s the holidays now which means that I can watch!!!

Honestly I love life sometimes for giving me exactlly what I want. It’s like psychic or something. And I don’t care how many times I have already watched it. Once I fall in love with something, “too many /much” ceases to be a phrase in my dictionary.

Oh and I just discovered that WarnerTV is airing The Vampire Diaries Season 1 every Thursday afternoon. Last week was episode 17, which means that 2 weeks later is Episode 19 aka Miss Mystic Falls Dance aka my all-time favourite Delena moment, even now!

Fanmade video of the dragon princess and the white dragon. Idk why but everyone online, every forum or fansite I’ve been to, ships them!! Am I like the only one who loves the Crown Prince more? 🙁 ok I love everyone. The white dragon is really hot too especially after turning evil asdfghjkl

Anw it’s a really beautiful song that suits them. Direct translate the title it would be “Always Very Quiet”. And am I the only one that thinks it’s very Delena-ish too!!!??!?

Don’t think I have been so pleased with my television before.
I am enjoying my holidays so much, doing whatever I want without people ruining my mood.

I miss the old Mediacorp dramas that used to be really nice. This is a serious question – why are they producing pieces of shit now? Did they like sack the old crew or something wtf. Now the 9pm drama like not bad but of all female leads, they had to cast Joanne Peh. Ewwww. Female leads in dramas featuring crime or the police force should go to Rui En.

Also I feel like re-reading my top 3 favourite book series. Make a guess which 3.
Too many obessions, too little time…

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