Blue Ridge The Movie

I sometimes have a bad habit of multi-tasking while I’m watching a movie. The problem is that I have to watch it again if I missed too much . . . And sometimes I just enjoyed it so much I wanted to view it again.

That’s the beauty of Amazon Prime Video . . . or owning your own DVD of a favorite movie. It makes it very convenient to view when you have the time to relax and enjoy with friends, family or even alone.

Prime Video has a huge selection available each and every month and throughout the year. Of course, there will be some of little or no interest to you at all . . . And then, you may just be surprised to watch something and really get into it . . . 

Oh yes, this could work the other way — there’s a movie you want to see, looked forward to watching it . . . and it just didn’t deliver . . . Oh, I do dislike when that happens . . . But . . . There are always others to select.

I’m Not Into Spoilers. . .

I will tell you what made this movie interesting to me. I do like a mystery and I’m a real fan of old family frueds . . . And Blue Ridge had both . . .

Well, the sherrif was an outsider . . . You may be able to relate . . . I know I can . . . But, of course, he wanted to uphold law and order . . . It wasn’t that he was taking any side of the “fued” . . . He was trying to figure out whodunit.

As is true in most good movies in small towns . . . everyone has an agenda . . . and once you think you have a handle on the situation, more information comes to light . . . 

I beieve its an excellent movie — one suitable for family viewing . . . Obviously, family is a key element in this plot . . .

I do hope you’ll take a look at this movie and check out Amazon Prime . . . 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sharon

Paper Girls — Amazon Original Series

Paper Girls — Amazon Original Series

Wow! This Amazon Original Series is Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Suspense, Horror and Drama all rolled into one fantastic series. I’ve watched the first episode and I’m hooked.

There are four girls with different backgrounds all coming together the day after Halloween known as Hell Day . . . They are paper girls — delivering the morning paper — It is first set in 1988 and they time travel to 2019 . . . 

I’m not into giving spoilers — I want you to watch it and enjoy it for yourself.

All that I can say is the 2019 depicted in this series has elements I’m pleased were not part of my personal reality . . . This is a gripping tale that has you sitting on the edge of your seat.

I do like putting myself in the action and thinking about how I would deal with the situation . . . The concept of time travel is something I’m intrigued by, but don’t necessarily want to experience.

I highly recommend that you check this series out and see how it resonates with you. 

This Is An Exciting 2022 Amazon Original Series

It’s directed by Georgi Banks-DaviesDestiny EkaraghaKaren Gaviola Mairzee Almas and starring Camryn JonesRiley Lai NeletSofia Rosinsky and Fina Strazza .

The producers are Christopher C. RogersStephany FolsomChristopher CantwellBrad PittDede GardnerJeremy KleinerChristina OhBrian K. VaughanCliff ChiangSteve PrinzCarina SposatoKai Yu WuLisa AlbertK.C. PerryGeorgi Banks-DaviesKaren GaviolaVail RomeynAndrea StilgenbauerMichelle Mogavero.

The first season of this series has 8 episodes. As with other Amazon Prime Series, I am always wanting more . . . So I do hope there is more to come in the future . . .

This seems like an unlikely group of girls who would be friends. Yet they all have one thing in common — paper routes . . . And then the strange experience of some sort of invasion — They decide to stick together . . . Then they are on a quest to return back to 1988 . . .

It is interesting for them to see what 31 years in the future brings . . . And then again 21 years . . . This does make me wonder what my goals and dreams were about my future when I was 12 years old. Did I really think about the future and what work I would be doing? My concern was probably focused on getting through my school work . . . I was very much a nerd.

I do hope you check out Paper Girls. And if you do, please leave me a comment below . . .

Thanks for stopping by!

Sharon

 

Back To The Rafters Review

It’s Truly Unfortunate How A Wonderful Series Can Come Back With All The Fan Fair And Be Awful . . . With A Few Exceptions

I was feeling guilty by not warming up to Ruby — the youngest of the Rafter children . . . Then I read the reviews on Amazon . . . Here’s one I think is worth discussing here . . .

Reviewed in the United States on September 20, 2021

I saw a talk show in December 2019 that had most of the cast of “Packed to the Rafters”. They were discussing Amazon bringing a continuation series to Amazon streaming. Well, I was there for that! Filming was, of course, delayed due to COVID. “Back to the Rafters” is finally here and I binge watched all 6 episodes. The entire original cast were there, with the exception of Jessica Marais. She was replaced by Georgina Haig, whom I found a lot better. She’s a lot more mature and softer. Not as brittle.

No one has really changed, except Ted afflicted with Alzheimer’s. Michael Caton, you rule! Julie still thinks she knows all and can fix everything. Just want to shake her. Dave, I like Dave. He is correct. You can’t live your life for your kids. Before you had ’em, you had a life. Of course, J & D got married at like 18 when she got pregnant. So, they didn’t have much a of life before kids. Ben is still the non listener. All about him and what he wants. Takes after Julie, I think. He can get to be a pain. Nathan, the woe is me boy. Nothing works out for Nathan. He likes to run, but maybe he has found an anchor afterall. Now for Ruby. Super irritating. Now that kid needs a huge time out. If a second season is in the works, less of Ruby. Can’t stand her. Carbo hasn’t changed. Nothing new there. Retta, I’d like to see more of her, not just in one episode. Edward is cute and not irritating. Cassie, why? She and Ben just do not gel. I think that a different actress would have been better. Tessa, loved her and the earth mother vibe she gives off. Donna, she’s changed a bit and I like it. She likes to have a little fun now. Paddo was a nice addition. A gentle spirit and good that Dave has someone to relate with. I watched all of the original series last year between TubiTV and Hulu. I enjoyed the first couple of seasons more than the later ones, except for Jessica Marias. She just grated on me. I liked the fact that the first couple of seasons didn’t have more than a couple of dramas going on in each episode. Then, the dramas increased within each episode. Those full grown kids just being stupid, wasteful, nonchalant, inconsiderate and just plain idiots was hard to watch sometimes. But, I continued watching to see how things turned out for some of the characters. This continuation isn’t bad and I’m glad that they have moved part of the story to another place, but lose Ruby, the bratty kid, tone Julie’s efforts to run everyone’s life, make Ben address his it’s all about me issues, make Nathan be ok with who he is, make Rachel a warrior (she half way there) and Dave, he is the only one with some common sense in the sea of Rafter’s. He can stay the way he is.

I’m Not 100% In Agreement With This Review — But . . .

Of course we all have our opinions. We click with some characters more than others . . . I like Ben . . . Nathan, not so much . . . Ruby . . . makes Nathan look all right . . . I was warming up to Rachel . . . I’m still upset that Mel died . . . oops!! spoiler . . . And I’m not too fond of Ted . . . too bad the writers had to give him  Alzheimers, but that is life . . . Not something any of us want to experience.

I enjoyed the first few seasons of Packed To The Rafters . . . some of the latter ones were not as good . . . in my opinion. It could be a generation gap thing on my part — or I’m a bit of a snob . . . working class people aren’t criminals . . . yet Dave’s biological father had that element . . . and the family embraced it — giving second chances and all that . . . they are “family” . . . And what happened to Dave’s biological mother after we got Nathan’s kidney . . . traveling . . . in the later seasons she wasn’t mentioned. It makes me wonder if the Rafter’s (Dave, Julie and Ruby) left to get away from the riff-raff . . . Hopefully, if there is a second season, the Jennings clan won’t be visiting.

This “woke” thing . . . why does every new series have to be PC and “woke” . . . There have been lots of reviews about other series on Amazon that viewers didn’t like because this “woke” crap has filtered into the story . . . We want to be entertained — to escape the problems of the world and our own lives . . . We don’t appreciate being told how to think and what to believe. We don’t like pushy salesmen . . . so why would be accept an ideology that is contrary to logic and common sense!!! Give people credit for having some brain cells.

Too Bad I Didn’t Find Pictures With The Other New Cast Members

I like Tessa and Paddo. The country setting was what Ben had wanted at one time . . . I don’t know about Ruby . . . if she’ll settle down  — maybe it’s the “woke” brainwashing of public schools . . . at least in the USA . . . but we do spread our filth at times . . . Australia has seemed to have gone hog wild with the lock downs . . . Just an observation in oppression — so very “woke” of them!!

I should get off this topic . . . hopefully there will be a second season with more common sense and family harmony . . . We can have our daily life problems . . . but we don’t need to bring nonsense into the mix.

Thanks for stopping by! Leave me a comment — I’ve been receiving a bunch of spam lately. Don’t appreciate it, but it gives me something to delete. 

Sharon

Have You Watched Packed To The Rafters?

Packed To The Rafters

It’s a great title for a series about a family . . . kids leaving the nest . . . and returning . . .

It’s unfortunate that there has to be spoilers in reviews . . . That’s just how it sometimes has to be . . . So . . . that’s your warning.

I enjoyed this series. I even took a look at Back To The Rafters — I did want more . . . I’m not too sure about that . . . I haven’t warmed up to the youngest of the four Rafter children — Ruby . . . I’m keeping an open mind . . . I do wonder if there will be a second season of Back To The Rafters . . . Time will tell . . .

My Posts Seem To Be A Jumble Without Much Organized Thought

Yet, I see TwoCansOnAString.com much like a kitchen junk drawer . . . We need it!!

I suppose with blogging we do what feels good at the moment . . . How it comes together isn’t the issue — It’s that the content is there!!!

Wow! A Trailer Of Back To The Rafters

Be sure to sign-up for Amazon Prime if you don’t already have it!!!

I should have a link for you to click either in the footer or the sidebar . . . I don’t want to be pushy . . . But why aren’t you a Prime Member? Give yourself the gift of Prime!!!

 

An Interesting Cast Of Characters — The Family, The Neighbors . . . Friends . . . Co-Workers . . .

This is truly a heartwarming series . . . I cried . . . I also found myself becoming uncomfortable . . . Perhaps some things hit close to home or it shed light on my not being as opened minded as I’d like to be.

We all have opinions. We view things differently . . . We may accept the choices others make — perhaps we don’t like it or would make those choices in our lives . . . In my case, I may not truly understand . . . This could be the reason I watch such Prime Video series — to gain a better understanding of life — choices one can make . . . and see how things progress.

Life is full of lessons . . . some we learn . . . some we ignore . . . some we are not even aware . . .

I’m sure I’ve missed the boat on a lot of what life has to offer . . . I try to have an open mind . . . We do have our own priorities, thoughts, beliefs and opinions . . . I do wonder why we warm up to some and others we don’t — or even want to ignore and hope will just go away . . .

This is a series worth watching. Perhaps you’ll become reflective as I have . . .

Thanks for stopping by!

Sharon