The BC’s Netflix Watch-a-thon: August 2018 (Disenchantment, Opening Night & Grease 2)/ 100 Followers Special

Welcome to the third instalment of The BC’s Netflix Watch-a-thon and this time we’re going to cut straight to the chase. We don’t have time for me to show off my very nice living room that is definitely my living room. I want to discuss some things before we get to our movies and show for this month.

Firstly, from this month onwards, the reader request category is going to be replaced with a polling system because I simply haven’t been getting enough requests and I’m tired of improvising every month. I knew I would end up using this system in the future so for now on I’ll be putting up a poll on Twitter and Facebook where I put a couple movies I find on Netflix and you guys get to vote which one I’ll be covering for the next month. I’m not sure how long I’ll be doing this for but it’s a good compromise for now and we’ll see how this pans out.

The other thing is, I think it was yesterday that The Blog Complainer reached 100 followers and I did have a special in mind but I never got around to it. So I thank you all for following me and I’ll keep this up because you’re my motivation to continue to make more fun entertaining blogs for your pleasure. So just think of this as the 100 follower special because the Watch-at-thon is technically a special because it’s like a special occasion to rip on things that aren’t very relevant at the moment. (At this point I’m convincing myself it’s a special!)

Anyway, happy late August everyone and we’ll finally get started and if you don’t already know, how I do this is, well you’ll find out or just go back to my other blogs. Yeah and the theme I chose for this month is Musicals for you music loving people out there who love hearing me ruin all your favourite musicals and you get two because they tie in with each other. So I just hope you haven’t watched any of these so you music heads don’t get too offended.

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First Impressions of Disenchantment

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I thought of trying a TV show this month for something different. My original choice for this spot was Insatiable but I think we all know that it’s too special to get just a quick summary. Around this time last week I discovered a show called Disenchantment. I talked about it briefly in my Comic Con trailer post which I can’t believe was already a month ago now. So this won’t be really a review but more of my first impressions because this is only part 1 of the first season as of now.

So I’m guessing Matt Groening thought to himself ‘I’ve already done the modern American family and I’ve done the future so I guess now I should do a Medieval Fantasy, yep I’ll stick with that.’ So Disenchantment follows Bean who is pretty much like the redhead from Brave except for being an alcoholic. Bean meets up with a happy little Elf called Elfo, I only said that because this is the only Simpsons comparison I could find. She also meets a little demon called Luci and the three constantly find themselves in trouble.

When I first started watching this show I was surprised to learn that it’s episodic so you can’t really watch them out of order unlike with The Simpsons or Futurama. But it’s only really episodic for the first two episodes and then again by the last three episodes, as it meanders a lot in the middle where nothing really happens besides our three main characters just causing trouble like they always do. But this show is still pretty enjoyable – some of the humour was pretty funny and there are some visual gags which is what I loved about watching older episodes of The Simpsons. If you’re familiar with Futurama then you should be very familiar with the humour they have to offer here as this is the show I would most compare it to.

So the voice cast for this show is the supporting cast from Futurama and three actors playing the main characters and the show has like an ensemble cast of fun quirky characters, my favourite side character is the messenger guy who screams out everything that is going on in the main kingdom, I just find him funny. I enjoyed all the characters pretty much and I noticed how similar some of these guys are to the ones in Futurama, like for example Bean and Elfo’s relationship is pretty much the same as Fry and Leela’s, King Zog sounds like Sal the lazy grease worker, Luci is pretty similar to the Robot Devil, Chaz reminds me of Elzar, Hansel and Gretel are like Roberto the killer robot and Prince Merkimer is kind of like Zapp Brannigan except that he has a harder time with the ladies.

As of now I don’t really have that much to complain about besides that I think the last episode sucked. Without spoiling it I felt it was a little too predictable and it was kind of dumb. Lastly this half ended way too open ended for my liking. They set-up all these different plot lines that I was presuming would be resolved but none of them were. The one that annoyed me the most is with Luci’s bosses that just watch from a fireball thing which I felt their motives were a bit muddled, besides tearing the family apart I didn’t really understand why Luci was sent to this family besides to stir things up. I guess the only mystery they solve is Zog’s true motivation which I guess that’s better than waiting for however long until the rest of the season is available.

Again, this is just the first half so I’m not going to give it a score until the other ten episodes are available. If you like Futurama then I think you’ll like this one, if not you’ll probably still have a pretty good time. So far so good, fingers crossed they don’t mess it up.

Genre of The Month

Opening Night (2016)

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Our first musical of today is more of an adult romantic comedy but, whatever, it’s set on Broadway and it’s got some musical numbers so let’s do this baby! Oh yeah, let’s do this! I’ll put on my tap shoes or the dance shoes or those things that make the clickety clap noises and grab my fedora and perform a little musical number for you lovely people. Hit it Johnny! (Okay here comes the piano, then the cellos, then the guitars and we’ll add in those triangle things to make this number more epic, here’s my cue)

A Forgettable Movie

By world renowned song writer

The Blog Complainer (August 2018)

I sat on the couch, I laid back like a slouch, I put on my nitpicker glasses and then I pushed the pllllayyy buttooon. Then I watched the movie and there was music and raunchy jokes that didn’t earn any emotion from meeeeee.

This movie is forgettable I can’t remember most of the movie! This movie is forrr forrr gettt gett able I’m very likely to forget about it in a weeeeeek!

If I told you the story, you would’ve heard it before, if I told you what happened in each scene then I would really struggle. There’s a few dumb subplots with a man and a woman who try to get with a homosexual and I-I-I kn kn kn ewwww what was going to happen before the credits would roooolllll.

This movie is so forgettable I can’t remember much about it, I’m making this all up as I gooooo, because improvising is better than making a really long boring review on a movie that is sooooooooooo forgetttttable!

Does anyone remember Topher Grace? He was in that 70’s Show and Spiderman 3, his character isn’t a very likeable person but he will still get the girl at the end because we’re so unoriginal. There are tons of characters that all have one gimmick but I don’t want this review to be long’!!!!!!

Now we’re at the long section where music just plays while I just stand there with my hands in my pockets. I guess I should mention what I liked about the movie. Ummmm? The lighting was pretty good and the director guy who shouts at everyone I thought he was alright and the gay muscle guy was pretty good too. Oh, the guitar playing weed guy was pretty good too.

Lastly I like the idea about a musical set around all those great one hit wonders like the Harlem Shake. (Isn’t that more a meme?) But I wished they explained more about this musical because if I was a part of this audience I would be extremely confused. My last last point is that I don’t think the behind the scenes action would be this chill while the show is on. (Especially So on the Opening Night!) I may be wrong on this because I haven’t been behind a stage since I was 6 years old for a school concert, but I doubt they would have unplanned choreographed musical numbers in the dressing rooms. Oh yeah, I’ve got a song to finish.

‘This movie is sooo sooo soooo soooo forgettable, oohhhh, forgettable, ohgrettable, foreverable, Opening Night is a movie that didn’t last the opening night because I checked it on Google!!!! And now that this song is about to end before reading the next review GO AND BUY THIS SONG ON ITUNES!!!!!

I’m just kidding because I can’t actually sing or dance but I can persuade you with my words and make up a bunch of nonsense so if anyone is looking for a song writer I’m your guy! (Winks very awkwardly.) Oh wait, what were we talking about again?

Reader’s Request

Grease 2 (1982)

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If you look back on my history with musicals you can tell I love them to death! But the one musical I’ve been asked repeatedly to review is Grease. The beloved classic musical that you all know I may not have so much nice things to say and that’s why I would prefer to keep my head and not do it. Because ripping on classics isn’t the same as ripping on modern movies. So today we’ll look at it’s ugly younger sibling Grease….2.

Grease 2 was received poorly by critics and fans because it was trying to be like the first one and we all know any movie trying to capture what was so great about the first movie immediately needs to be hated on. (I hope you Star Wars nutters are catching on.) This movie is over 35 years old now so I think it’s fine to talk spoilers so if you haven’t seen this movie and if you’re interested just go watch it yourself.

So this one is kind of like the old movie but this time it’s set in the 60’s. You’ve got the Pink Chicks who are up themselves and they’re hot and hip. Then you got the T-Tirds they’re just cooooool! They’ve got coooool hair, they’ve got coooool bikes and they’ve got cooool leather jackets. These two groups go to a school for mid-20 year olds run by old teachers who would happily REPRODUCE with them. We’re introduced to the leader of the PC Clueless gang played by Michelle Pfeiffer. She doesn’t know what she wants because, you know, but she does know in the best song in the movie that she wants a CCCCOOOOOLLLLL Rider to take her away to the same place that the last couple went in the first movie.

Then we meet Clueless’s perfect match ‘Guy’, who is as dumb as her. He can’t act but he’s good at looking good. Guy is Olivia Newton John’s cousin from England even though she’s Australian but I’ve learned from personal experience to not ask from consistency in sequels because people hate on you for paying attention. Guy falls in love with Clueless, not because of her boring personality but because it’s all about REPRODUCTION and if she wants a CCCCCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCOCOOCOCOOCOCOOCOCOCOLLLLLLLLLLL rider then that’s what he must do to win her heart.

Alright, let’s get to the music because that’s what we all care about. So the movie starts off with the standard sequel song to get you back in the mood which is alright –  it sets the tone and tells you everything you need to know. There’s the bowling song in which I got distracted by how none of these guys broke their necks whilst dancing on the bowling lanes. We also have COOOOOL rider which I found hilarious. Same with REPRODUCTION which opened my mind to how many sexual innuendos they are in this movie and kids can watch this. Who’s That Guy is stupid along with this whole movie. Okay they’re all meh I guess the best one is the one with Michelle Pfeiffer and Ghost Rider – that was pretty good.

The movie is very corny because of how over the top all the side characters are and all the innuendos. I haven’t seen the first movie since I was a kid but I think why people loved that movie more was (besides the obvious) with the relationship with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as it was about them trying to rebuild their relationship before they leave school. It was more realistic than this one where Guy becomes Batman with the voice of Clark Kent and the girl who told him how to impress her is still too clueless to figure out who he is!

Grease 2 is a fine movie, it’s a campy dumb movie, and it’s probably the best movie to get drunk to with some close friends who are into REPRODUCTION.

Welcome to the end of this page where I say I’ll be back next month to do the same thing as this month and where I say ‘I need you to help me pick a movie for next month because I’m terrible at making my own decisions. Then I say I can’t wait for next month and then two days before the end of the month I go ‘Uh-Oh I haven’t prepared anything for the Watch-A-Thon because I’ve been too busy re-watching Insatiable for the 7th time in my lovely fake… I mean real living room’. Then I say my catchphrase which I bet you know it as well as the word Amateur, Unless you’re new then welcome to The Blog Complainer.com, I normally don’t act this weird.

But anyway I don’t need to repeat everything I just said so I’ll just cut off my text……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..here. (Yeah this looks like a good spot.)

 

 

 

 

 

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