Friday, July 13, 2018

Twenty One Pilots Are Back With "Jumpsuit" and "Nico And The Niners"

Twenty One Pilots "Jumpsuit" and "Nico And The Niners" Review



"We've been here the whole time. You've been asleep. Time to wake up"

YAAASS I HAVE BEEN SLEEPING.

no, but seriously, I have been sleeping on Twenty-One Pilots while they were on break. I had no idea what their secrets clues meant. I have no idea who Clancy is. I have no idea who Dema is. I have no idea what Nico and The Niners are. I am clearly an old 25 year old FAKE fan.

I want to know what all those things are and I will do my research when I have time. But there is so much information to process that I haven't had the time.

In the meantime, I wanted to post my reactions to the song.

JUMPSUIT: I love the drumming in the beginning of the song. When the song first started, I was like, "yes!! They have delivered." I like the emotions this song evokes....the feeling of trying to get away from something that is scaring you. There are moments when you feel calm and moments you feel like screaming which this song executes perfectly. There's a moment when it gets quiet, and then the build up to Tyler's scream. LOVED IT.

The jumpsuit is supposed to represent protection. The few clues I have read about this new era is that the color yellow is supposed to protect either Tyler or Clancy? I thought that was really cool because I remember when the Heathens music video released, I was like WOAH YELLOW BLAZER. That really stood out to me.

I used to joke that Tyler is definitely going to write songs about how intense it is to get so much fame and success from their last album, Blurryface. And lookie here, I was right!! Tyler's first few words for this new era were, "I can't believe how much I hate/Pressures of a new place roll my way." They are so predictable (in a good way, of course!).


Nico and The Niners: As I've said, no idea who this nico is or these niners are! I do like the song...in the beginning, I liked it more than Jumpsuit. It's familiar. Now that I've listen to it quite a few times, I feel like it's very similar to their previous songs...which makes it a little less original. I can hear similar reggae beats from some of their older songs. This song reminds me of Message Man for some reason. I feel like the rapping is similar here too.

"Save your razor blades - not yet." I feel like this line should have a trigger warning. It is jarring. I don't think I'm going to listen to the song as much because of it.

Nico and The Niners has a lot of call backs. It has call back to East which I believe was a clue. It has a call back to Dema, what ever that is. It even calls back to Jumpsuit! I wish this song was easier to understand if you didn't follow the clues. I actually wish that of both songs - that it was more catchier, that it had a better chorus that actually says something meaningful.

Anyway, those are just my initial thoughts. Let me know if you agree or disagree with me in the comments!!

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Hunger by Florence + The Machine, a lyrical analysis


New York has an alternative rock station now!! Though I don't follow Florence + The Machine, I do like many of their songs and when I heard Hunger playing on the radio, I was immediately impressed. It sounds so good and deep so let's analyze the lyrics!!


Hunger by Florence + The Machine, Song Meaning and Lyrical Interpretation

At seventeen, I started to starve myself
I thought that love was a kind of emptiness
And at least I understood then the hunger I felt
And I didn't have to call it loneliness

When I heard the first line, I felt so sad at the idea of Florence starving herself. That is a gut-punch opening line. Then as I listened to the rest of the song, I was like oh wait, she isn't talking about literally starving herself from food. The hunger and starvation are supposed to represent something else. Maybe she is starving herself from human connection. She was afraid of love (calling it emptiness) so she starved herself from connection.

Then I went on genius.com to see what they had to say about it. Looks like I was wrong!! Florence did have an eating disorder. That fact made me change my mind about how I interpret this stanza.

Maybe Florence thought she had to be skinny to be beautiful. Only people who are skinny can get love so "love was a kind of emptiness." The last two lines are saying, even then, she still knew her thinking was wrong. She knew, even then, that love was complex and more deep than the superficial notion.


"And I didn't have to call it loneliness," is one of my favorite lines. I still stand by my interpretation that hunger is supposed to represent that primal need for human connection. She doesn't want to call it loneliness. She doesn't want to call it an absence of human connection. Instead, she wants to call it the intense need of human connection. She is coming from a place of abundance in this way. She doesn't lack love, she is just passionate about it instead. She has a hunger for love.
Tell me what you need, oh, you look so free
The way you use your body, baby, come on and work it for me
Don't let them get you down, you're the best thing I've seen
We never found the answer but we knew one thing
We all have a hunger
Who is this stanza talking about? Sometimes, I feel like she is talking about her lover but other times I feel like she is talking about her self. Her lover's body may not be perfect but she still loves it. He or she looks free and beautiful. By seeing how she feels about her lover's body, she can also feel love for her own flawed body.  "Don't let them get you down," is saying don't let the media or society's standards of beauty get you down.

The hunger, or the primal need for love and connection, is more than the superficial
And it's Friday night and it's kicking in
And I can't dress, they're gonna crucify me
Oh, but you in all your vibrant youth
How could anything bad ever happen to you?
You make a fool of death with your beauty, and for a moment. 

The "I can't dress," may be saying she can't fit into her dress (on a night out when she is supposed to be mingling with potential mates) and now society will look down on her. But then she tells herself, she is full of so much life and hope. She should stop focusing on the superficial and take everything life has to offer in.

I thought that love was in the drugs
But the more I took, the more it took away
And I could never get enough
I thought that love was on the stage
You give yourself to strangers
You don't have to be afraid
And then it tries to find a home with people, oh, and I'm alone
Picking it apart and staring at your phone
She tried finding love in drugs and in her career but it wasn't enough.  When she does try to find love in other people, she feels alone. She feels like she has to dissect and understand it ("staring at your phone"). Instead, she just needs to understand that this need for love and connection is just as natural as literal hunger.

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Original Memes: this is so sad alexa play despacito

My Original Memes

*starts to develop feelings for someone*
this is so sad alexa play Fearless by Taylor Swift

*starts to develop feelings for someone* this is so sad alexa play Fearless by Taylor Swift

coworkers: there is a production issue
my thoughts: this is so sad alexa play despacito

coworkers there is a production issue this is so sad alexa play despacito software engineering

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Mitski's "Nobody" Music Video Explained

I'm a huge fan of Mitski ever since I discovered her when she was the opener for the Lorde Concert (Melodrama Tour). My favorite Mitski songs include, "Your Best American Girl," "Townie," and "First Love / Late Spring." Mitski recently released a new music video for her new song called, "Nobody." I think it's a very well-thought out video with a lot of creativity and symbolism so I wanted to analyze it.

Mitski's "Nobody", Music Video Meaning and Interpretation

The main theme of the song and of the music video is loneliness

The Beginning Scene References The Ending Scene

Nobody Mitski on a date with herself
Mitski on a date with herself

In the beginning, you see two Mitskis drinking a milkshake with each other. It is framed like Mitski is going on a date with herself. The main conclusion Mitski reaches towards the ending of the video is that though she thinks she has "nobody," she actually has herself. That is why at the ending, you see the words "You," the same way, "Nobody" was listed. In the picture above, the two Mitskis are looking in each others eyes and drinking from the same glass so it is an intimate feeling. Instead of lamenting on her loneliness, the music video tells Mitski that she should spend some time with herself and get to know herself better. 



The hourglass shape of the milkshake glass is also important. I believe it is alluding to how the music video is distorting time. I believe the beginning scene actually takes place AFTER the ending scene. The scene pictured above happens AFTER Mitski discovers the words, "You," on her hand, effectively teaching her that she should spend time with herself.  

Mitski Nobody magnifying glass
Mitski doesn't have nobody - she has herself!


No Faces Means No Connection

Mitski Nobody Faces
Faces are scribbled out because Mitski can't connect with other humans
No one in the music video has faces. The sitcom is shot below the neck. The waiters of the restaurant are also only seen dancing with their legs and torso. I believe Mitski not being able to see faces is symbolic of her not being able to connect with anyone. She wishes she could. If you notice her breakfast, she has arranged it in the shape of a smile because that is how much she wants that connection. 
Mitski Nobody Breakfast
The only other face in the music video


I believe watching TV is a way to get some easy, quick, but fake, connection. You see other humans on the screen who might have similar emotions and struggles as you. But it's not as real as actual human beings in real life so that's why the tv humans still don't have a face.


The World Isn't Able To Connect With Her Either

Mitski may not be to connect with others, but others aren't able to connect with her either. That is why she receives a painting of her without her face. That's how other people see her. Maybe she can't open up and show who she really is to other people. Since other people can't connect with her, they can't see her face. The arms that pop out of the wall may symbolize her self-sabotage. The arms try to rip out her face even more. Maybe Eugene Farley, the person who created the painting, wanted to connect with her. That is why he drew her. But he just couldn't draw her face because she didn't show herself fully to him. Mitski is happy someone kind of understands her enough to draw some of her so that's why she hangs the painting up with glee. 

When the arms rip out the painting, Mitski looks into the hole and sees a woman who she calls out for. I don't really understand the purpose of this woman. Maybe that woman is supposed to help her understand herself. She doesn't have black hair but you can see some black roots. Maybe this woman is Mitski in disguise. Maybe it is who Mitski is pretending to be instead of showing her real self. 

Mitski Nobody


After the painting rips, Mitski wants to call the artist. I think she does this because she wants the painting fixed or a duplicate. She wants the item that represents that at least someone understands her back. Maybe she calls Eugine so that he can tell her who she is. It doesn't go so well. The person who opens the door has Mitski's face but then it immediately gets erased. Maybe this symbolizes someone understanding her briefly and then just not being able to anymore.

Painting Mitski Is Dressed Like The Sitcom Characters


I love the attention to detail in this music video!! Mitski in the painting has the same green necklace and shirt as the lady in the sitcom!! Maybe this symbolizes Mitski trying to connect with the sitcom characters and being overly influenced by them instead. Mitski may be portraying a fake persona to the public. This fake persona is created by what she sees on TV and the media. Mitski still can't figure out who she really is on the inside. 

The Universe Gets In Her Way In Her Quest To Escape Loneliness 

The main premise of the music video is that Mitski is trying to escape her loneliness but the world prevents her from doing so. When she wakes up, half her bed runs away from her. The world is preventing her from sharing her bed with any one else. She is just supposed to be alone. Also, why is there an orange on her bed? Does anyone know the symbolism of the orange?



The world doesn't want her to connect. She can't dial the phone number to call Eugene. She can't read the mail she receives.

Another obstacle she faces is when she tries to read her diary. In order to read it, more and more cryptic clues come up. Eventually, she solves the puzzle. The "Nobody," turns into the, "You." She needs to stop focusing on how she has "nobody," and instead focus on what she does have - herself.

An inspiring message of self-love. 

What do you think Mitski's "Nobody," music video means? Let me know in the comments!! Also, what's up with the orange?!?!?!


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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Everything Wrong With Drake's "I'm Upset"



Don't get me wrong - I like Drake. I even like this song A LITTLE BIT, though I don't like to admit it. It's got a good beat and when Drake says, "Fifty thousand on my head, it's disrespect", I felt that. I felt that due to my own pretty enemies, and just life tryna get me down. But I have A LOT of problems with this song so let's get started.

1) Am I Supposed To Feel Sorry That Drake Has To Pay Child Support?

Drake spends most of this song complaining that he got a woman pregnant and now has to pay child support. I mean that's on him. Rappers sing about having sex with women all the time - they make it sound so cool and fun but there are ALWAYS risks. Now that a negative consequence of sex has popped up, Drake puts all the blame on the woman when it is his fault too. "I'ma always take the money over sex," - untrue, Drake. If you really care about not having to pay child support, you would have been more careful when having sex.

I don't feel sorry for Drake. He has a lot of money and he can easily take care of his child and the mother of his baby. Does Drake really want to be a deadbeat father? He raps, "My dad still got child support from 1991." He KNOWS how it feels to be cast aside by his own father. He's seen his mom be a single mother and struggle. So why is he trying to continue the cycle and leave his child in the dust? Why is he releasing a song where he sincerely says he doesn't care about his child or his child's mother. Imagine the child listening to this song when he grows up. Drake could have handled this situation in a mature manner.



2) Drake's Very Own, "I'm Not Racist, I Have Black Friends"

You know how racist people sometimes try to prove they are not racist by saying, "I'm not racist, I have black friends?" Drake does something very similar here. He raps, "Thankful for the women that I know/Can't go fifty-fifty with no ho." First he says, "guys, I'm not sexist, I care about some women!! But this one is just a hoe." Just because Drake respects a couple of women in his life, like his mom, doesn't mean he is down for the cause. He is still shaming a woman for having sex. HE IS SHAMING A WOMAN HE WANTED TO HAVE SEX WITH FOR HAVING SEX WITH HIM. It's WILD. Calling women hoes and sluts for having sex is harmful to society because it doesn't allow for women's sexual freedom, it's paints women as sex objects, it supports rape culture. 

3) Drake cares a lot about how much his ransom is?

This is just something I thought was funny. Drake imagines having a hit out on him for "50,000," "100,000," and, "500,000." He finds the 50K and 100K amounts INSULTING. What I find interesting is he is more insulted by the money amounts than the idea that someone wants to kill him. But then at 500,000 he says, "Half a million on my head I can(?) accept, at least it makes me feel like someone tried their best." Now, I can't make out if he says can or can't. He needs to enunciate better. I've always seen it as, "can," because the next sentence explains why he "can" accept it. I just think it is HILARIOUS how touched Drake is that someone would try to kill him for 500K. It makes him feel that someone really cares about him 😊.



4) Using Degrassi To Make This Dumb Song A Hit

Drake is trying to recover from his controversy with Pusha T. He has this dumb song - how does he make the public love him again? By putting together a Degrassi reunion!!! It's genius but insulting to the public. Because Youtube Streaming counts for the billboard charts this song will chart higher than it's supposed to. As you can tell by the subject matter, it's not a song many people can get behind. This song doesn't deserve to be a hit. 

5) Drake Raps About Killing XXXTentacion And Then He Gets Murdered?

That's just bad timing. I don't think Drake actually killed him but it is weird. Drake raps "SMS, triple X/That's the only time I ever shoot below the neck (skrr)/Why you keep on shootin' if you know that n***a dead? (skrr)/That's the only kind of shit that gets you some respect." SMS could be word play for, "Send My Shooters," or for the text messages he received from the girl he was talking about earlier. Triple X is also word play from his previous verse. Towards the ending it's clear he is talking about killing someone and how that's the only thing that gets you respect. It's kinda sad that XXXTentacion died while this song was released as a single. 

Everything Right With Drake's "I'm Upset"

  • Beyonce reference: "That shit is in a box to the left, to the left."
That's all folks!

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

POLL RESULTS: BEST SONG FROM HARRY STYLES' NEW ALBUM?

A year ago, I created a poll on my website that asked: What is the best song from Harry Styles' new album? The poll was expected to close in a year. However, blogger.com actually stopped the poll a month early because they are retiring the poll feature. (Sad!!! That means I will have to find a new way to post a poll on my site).

POLL RESULTS: BEST SONG FROM HARRY STYLES' NEW ALBUM?

POLL RESULTS: BEST SONG FROM HARRY STYLES' NEW ALBUM?

Songs From Harry Styles the Album RANKED by My Readers

  1. Kiwi
  2. Meet Me In The Hallway
  3. Two Ghosts & From the Dining Table
  4. Sign of the Times
  5. Woman
  6. Carolina & Sweet Creature & Only Angel
  7. Ever Since New York


THE WINNER IS KIWI!!! Haha, looks like Kiwi became all our favorite songs when Harry started singing it so much on tour.  I wrote about that here: Harry Styles at Radio City Music Hall: Kiwi is now my favorite song. I'm surprised Meet Me In The Hallway is so high up. It's like a deep cut but I guess we all enjoy emotional!Harry. [This can be seen again with Two Ghosts and From The Dining Table being number 3 - both emotional songs]. I think it's interesting Every Since New York is last place. I agree!! That song is vague and some may feel bored by it. I'm surprised Carolina and Only Angel are so low on this list - they are fun, rock songs I thought every one would enjoy.

Let me know if you agree or disagree with the poll results in the comments. What is your favorite Harry Styles song?

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

The Middle SERIES Finale Review



I just watched The Middle's SERIES Finale and it was so beautiful. I have been a huge fan of this show for a long time. It's been around for 9 years, though I believe I discovered it 5 years ago. I LOVED how this show portrayed a low-income class family which I could relate to. I also loved how the kids were all so different but for some reason, I felt like I could relate to all three. I am dramatic and self-ish like Axl, I am sentimental and unlucky like Sue, and I am a nerd and a weirdo like Brick. The Middle has been a great television show and I am sad to see it end. (even though, it had to end some time!)

The series finale was beautiful. I loved Sue and Sean getting together. I loved them leaving the blue bag. That touching moment between Axl, Sue, and Brick in the car the night before was beautiful. It really seemed like Axl and Sue were crying in real life rather than being scripted. And that was so touching! There was some real emotion there. I loved Axl having three boys that would bother him in years to come. I loved Sue and Sean getting married. (However, I did not like the implication that they broke up, and got back together, and broke up, and got back together. I thought their love was real! The snow globe shattered which means it did its job and brought them together! That's the end of the story!)

Looks like Axl and Lexie got married, Sue and Sean got married, AND I believe Brick and Cindy got married. Brick became a very successful author. In the book signing, he was wearing a wedding band. YAY for Brick.

Also it was so CUTE how the show ended with Reverend Tim Tom corny song and Brick doing his little "tick," and whispering, "The Middle." What a perfect way to end the show.

It was a touching finale. This was great family to follow along! I recommend this show to anyone who wants a binge watch!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Every Song Off Julia Michaels's Album Nervous System RANKED [Track-by-Track Review]

Julia Michaels's Nervous System Review


To be honest, I hadn't paid much attention to Julia Michaels. I was never a fan of her song, "Issues," which I think is a bit boring (you can expect it to be low on this list). Recently, I discovered her song, "Heaven," from the new Fifty Shades soundtrack, aka, the only good single off that album. (For You by Liam Payne and Rita Ora is SUCH a snoozefest). So then I decided to check out her album and some of her interviews.

I like Julia Michaels. You can tell she thinks a lot. She is a good song writer, having written Bad Liar by Selena Gomez and Sorry by Justin Bieber. She seems to care about her craft and seems like a very intelligent person. She can admit her faults and the complexity of relationships. Though I just shaded, "Issues," I do like how she realizes she can't just complain about her boyfriends faults when she has many of her own. It shows maturity and self-awareness.

Anyway, let's get to the list:

7) Issues


Last on my list is "Issues," because I am not a fan of neither the lyrical content nor the music behind it. It's just not a catchy song. I'm not sure how this song charted so high on the Billboard Hot 100. I also think the lyrics are basic and sound like elementary school writing. "I got issues, you got them too." Julia repeats phrases like that through out the song. "When I'm down I get real down."


6) Worst In Me


This song is similar to, "Issues," where Julia highlights that both herself and her boyfriend have problems that could hurt the relationship. I like this song more than, "Issues," because the music and lyrical content both sound more serious. She isn't just saying, "Yeah we both suck," with upbeat music in the background like in, "Issues." This song sounds sad and deep like it should. It's still low on the list because when Julia says the worst in her doesn't want to solve their problems...my question is Why? What is holding you back? I still feel like something is unresolved here.

5) Don't Wanna Think

I like this song because it is very flow of consciousness when it comes to the lyrics. You can tell the lyrics are personal and they are coming from a place of emotion. The sad tone of the music matches the tone of the lyrics. "Swallow it down like a bitter pill/At least it'll taste better than this feeling will," is dramatic and sad and emotional and that's what I like about it



4) Just Do It

I make jokes sometimes

I like the music behind this song the best. It's got a good beat. In this one, Julia is telling her lover to just break up with her already - rip the band aid, so to speak. It's a solid song.

3) Make It Up To You


Similar to, "Just Do It," I like the music behind this song. It's a very suggestive song - letting the listener use their imagination when it comes to exactly how she will make it up to her lover. I think Julia Michaels shines when she is trying to be fun and sexy (which will be seen in the top songs in this list). This song also alludes to the same themes in songs like "Issues," and "Worst In Me," in that Julia thinks she has a lot of flaws.

"I wish I could be that tender, stable girl that you want but I am not." - Julia Michaels

"Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart." - Trump (Be more like Trump, Julia! [this is a joke xD])


2) Pink

Also another fun and sexy song! I love the music behind this one . I also think it's HILARIOUS. I like how Julia doesn't just spell things out for you. She makes you think. "There's no innuendos, it's exactly what you think / Believe me when I tell you that he loves the color pink."  It's a fun way of singing about vaginas, and that is new and creative so that's why this song is so high up on this list.

1) Uh Huh


This is the song that made me fall in love with Julia Michaels' work. I like how upbeat, fun, and flirty this song is. The music and lyrical content are superb. It really does a good job at describing a crush or an intense infatuation. I like the youthfulness and joy in this song. There is no, "yeah we have a lot of flaws and it sucks." It's just pure, unbridled joy, and that's why "Uh Huh," is my number one Julia Micahels' song.

BONUS SONG: Jump ft. Trippie Redd


This song also plays on the, "I have flaws" theme, but I really like it. You can tell by the music and the lyrics that she is trying to portray the intense emotions of always wanting to be with the other person despite what you know is good for you. I think Trippie Redd also does a good job. He, not only raps on the song, he also sorta sings in line with the song - and he has a good voice! I think this is a good collaboration and a good new song by Julia Michaels.

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

The Bathroom At A Party: An Original Poem

I try to be normal, chatting up a stranger,
I ask, "How do you do? How are you?"
Say the right words, make the right faces,
Is it working? Am I good at this?

My cheeks tire of being held
into different levels of appropriateness,
But I don't notice until I am alone,
and my face can be anything it wants to be.

The Bathroom At A Party,
I always find myself here,
The waves of fake hitting me all at once,
It is the only time at the party that I am me

Here I can wipe away the fake smile,
I can frown,
I can be who I actually am and not what I pretend to be.

Is all of this meaningless?
Spending time with people I'm not sure I like,
Small talk and boring activities .

But we were put on this planet
to CONNECT and to LOVE.

I have never been good at all that
I want to drink from the nectar
that is life. I want experience all that there is.

But this lack of connection is something that's missing.
And I try and I try, repeatedly,
going to parties and going to bathrooms
at parties, asking these same questions
over and over again.

I'll never have the answers,
But in my old age, I'll look back
on these days of youth,
remembering, with fondness, the day
I went to a hip party with cool people

But standing in front of the mirror,
in a bathroom at a party,
I swear I could find 100 better ways to spend my time.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Progressive Country Music - A *NEW* Blog Series

I'm starting a new blog series here at Me, Myself, & The Moon. You guys may be aware that my political leanings are more towards the left. Some could call my beliefs liberal or progressive. Although I grew up in a city environment, I do enjoy country music. I enjoy it even more when I can tell that the artist shares my beliefs.

Country music is a genre that is stereotypically conservative. In this blog series, I would like to highlight country music that goes against the grain.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Two and a Half Men Without The Misogyny? - Champions, a new NBC comedy, Review

Champions NBC sitcom


Knowing that Kaling helped create Champions is what brought me to the show. I was excited that she had started working on a new project so soon after The Mindy Project ended. Champions is about a man who finds out he has a son that he now has to raise. It is about the adventures of the father, the nephew, and the son.

I titled this article, "Two and a Half Men Without The Misogyny?" because the premise is similar to Two and a Half Men. Champions also feature two adult men and one teenager. However, this show subverts the trope. When you think of the setting of Champions, a fitness GYM, you would think that it could be about a group of masculine men - a ripe setting for sexism and misogyny. However, it isn't. Though the main character, Vince, does have some tendencies towards being a womanizer and being insensitive, he knows, and the audience knows, that it isn't okay. Vince tries to be a better person and that's great! His brother, Andy, is a sweetheart. When his nephew moves in with him, he is the one taking a more caretaker role. He is a loving uncle, trying to understand the things that Michael, the son, enjoys.


The icing on the cake of this "subvert Two and a Half Men" idea is that the teenager is gay. I love that because it forces the two adult men to not take their masculinity seriously. Two and Half Men did feature a lot "seducing women without thinking of them as human beings." In Champions, the focus is on other things.

Michael, the song of Vince and Mindy Kaling's character, is half-Indian. I like how many brown guest stars this show bring on. Hasan Minhaj from the Daily Show appears and he is a breath of fresh air. In one episode, Michael wrestles with whether to join the "Indian," group at school. It's important to note that none of these portrays are stereotypical. We find out Hasan's character is a drug addict. We find out the Indian kids are actually cool kids who party and drink.

I'm excited to see more of what this show has to bring. I want the family bonds to deepen. I want Michael to explore what it means to be be half Indian and gay in future plot lines.

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The Mindy Project SERIES Finale Review

I have been a Mindy Project fan for a loooong time. I remember LOVING it in junior year of college (which, unfortunately, was some time ago). However, there was a long stretch of time where I suddenly stopped watching it (maybe Season 4 when it was first bought by Hulu). But recently, when I watched the pilot of The Champions - Mindy Kaling's newest project - it made me go back and finish the series I had loved so much.


One of the reasons I stopped watching was that I was confused why they took out Danny Castellano's character. It was probably because the actor had other commitments. To be honest, they painted Danny as a HORRIBLE person during the last few seasons. He pushed Mindy to quit her job. He tried to trick her into having another baby. He didn't seem to care about Mindy at ALL. In a way, the writers did do a good job in getting us to forget about Danny now that the actor didn't have enough time to be on the show. They turned him into a colossal jerk so we wouldn't be too sad about losing him.


I'm glad we got to see Mindy go back into the dating scene during the last few seasons. I feel like that has been the central theme of the show and it was cool to see them return to it. It's what they do best.

I liked Ben - Mindy's boyfriend in Season 5. He was nice and handsome. Also anyone notice BJ Novak's first name is Ben too?

One thing I liked about the series finale is that Mindy was mostly concerned about her finances NOT her love life. She was worried that she would have to sell her fertility practice. Previously, it was Jody who saved her practice. I didn't  like Jody. While watching the Mindy Project, I started HATING the enemies to lovers trope. The men Mindy always finds herself attracted to do act like jerks. I'm glad Mindy/Jody didn't happen because it's too similar to Mindy/Danny. It's too much for her to date ANOTHER sexist, traditional, mean guy.

But wasn't it weird how Jody wasn't in the series finale at all? Did they run out of money?

There were a lot of cool full circle moments in the finale. Danny danced again which was a call back to the sweet dance moves from back when he was a better person. Also, the series ended the same way it began!!! That was very exciting!!! Which was Mindy giving a speech at a wedding!!! She avoided falling into the pool this time! Indian Summer by Jai Wolf played just like in the pilot Bad Girls by M.I.A played in the background!! I really liked that. (as evidenced by the exclamation points).

The BEST thing about the finale is that Danny admitted he was wrong. To show that he supports her career, he put in money to save her practice. That was nice. I suppose he redeemed himself for being such a jerk in the past few seasons. Mindy and Danny kiss in a romantic comedy style. Danny starts arguing with her. "We have the rest of our lives to argue," says Mindy. But why would she want to argue with someone like Danny for the rest of her existence? The Mindy Project was always supposed to be a romantic comedy and the series finale delivered on the romantic comedy trope. Mindy runs to Danny. They kiss and make up. Happily Ever After. But I'm not so sure. It's clear they will still have a lot of problems...and maybe they will break up again. I hope not...but Danny does need to become a better person. What he did in the series finale was a start, but he's got a lot of work to do!

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Is Stella From Life Sentence and The Mother From How I Met Your Mother The Same Person? [CONSPIRACY THEORY]

Is Stella From Life Sentence and The Mother From How I Met Your Mother The Same Person? [CONSPIRACY THEORY]

I don't do a lot of conspiracy theories on my blog as I am a sane and logical person BUT GET THIS. Here are the promo pics from The CW's newest series Life Sentence:


Lucy Hale, aka Stella, is holding a YELLOW UMBRELLA. Long time fans of How I Met Your Mother would recognize this as the timeless symbol of the mysterious and elusive figure in the series known only by the name of "The Mother." For years we questioned, we analyzed, we discussed: Who is The Mother? Have we finally got our answer?


The yellow umbrella was a huge clue introduced in the episode titled, "No Tomorrow." WILD. In my previous post, I was just talking about how Life Sentence and the beloved-but-cancelled-CW-TV-show, No Tomorrow, are so similar with themes of living your life to the fullest. Coincidence? I THINK NOT. THE CW, I AM ON TO YOU.

Anyway, the yellow umbrella belonged to a mysterious woman. The fandom was afloat with theories that stated that the Mother might die by the end of the series which would make Ted and Robin endgame. During How I Met Your Mother's final season, they were given a heartbreaking clue. The Mother remarks in an episode titled, "Vesuvius" , "What mother misses their daughter's wedding?" AND THEN TED LOOKS SAD AND CRIES. I was shook. Everyone was shook. Later on in the season finale, our fears were confirmed. The Mother is sick and dying. Stella WAS sick and dying. TWO YELLOW UMBRELLA LOVERS WHO FACE SICKNESS AND DEATH?  What if the sickness The Mother faces IS cancer? What if these two people are the same EXACT PERSON?

Who is The Mother in How I Met Your Mother?
Later on it is revealed that The Mother is portrayed by Cristin Milioti. She is a cute, petite, brunette girl - guess who else fits that same criteria?!?!?! It's Stella from Life Sentence.  The similarities between these two women cannot be any more obvious.

how I met your mother yellow umbrella life sentence Stella
The PROOF CANNOT BE ANY CLEARER
I know what you are thinking - there are a lot of holes to my theory. You might say, "But The Mother's name is Tracy!!! That's no where near Stella." Or you may say, "If The Mother is Stella then does that mean Ted Mosby is Wes?" Ted did say, "Because... I love you. I'm always gonna love you. 'Til the end of my days, and beyond," in the episode titled, "The Time Travelers." Didn't Wes JUST say that in the pilot of Life Sentence? Wes says, "I was always going to love you for the rest of my life." BOOM. COUNTERED YOUR ARGUMENT.


Life Sentence (The CW) TV Review: We All Face The Danger Of Uncertain Life



As y'all are probably aware, I love The CW's female driven dramedies. I enjoyed No Tomorrow before it got canceled. I did a whole series of posts for my favorite show of ALL TIME Crazy Ex Girlfriend. I watch Jane The Virgin regularly (though I've never posted about it on my blog 🤔). I even watch Riverdale! I'm a CW fan, and that's why I was excited to check out this new show and I really enjoyed it.

When I watched No Tomorrow, I could kind of tell why it got cancelled. I feel like it took some time for No Tomorrow to gain its footing. The earlier episodes were weaker than its later episodes. With Life Sentence, I have a lot of hope. The pilot was great! It was funny, and shocking at the same time. I was shocked when they revealed that Stella's mom was leaving her dad. When they mentioned that and cut to commercial break, I was like, "oh snap, it's about to go down," which is exactly what I want to be feeling during a drama. It made me go: oh, how is everyone going to deal with this new development? I wanted to stay tuned and find out. 


The pilot introduced some interesting characters and relationship dynamics. During the opening scene when Stella and Wes were telling the story of her cancer and how they met, I thought it was really good character development when Wes says, "And she was afraid to die," and Stella says, "Don't say that, I wasn't afraid to die." It shows that their relationship was no equal. It was a great way of SHOWING us that, and not telling us that.

After that scene, I thought that Wes and Stella were sure to break up at least once during this season. Stella and Wes don't really know each other and that can really destroy a relationship. But by the end of the pilot, I changed my mind because it was really sweet and touching when Wes said that he was always going to love her for the rest of his life. They really do love each other. They are willing to work on their relationship like adults. Wes promises to be there for her and that's the best promise there is for a committed relationship. 



What I didn't like about Life Sentence:

  • How did Stella not notice any of the secrets her family were hiding from her? It just doesn't make sense. A tight-knit family all deciding to keep multiple secrets from one member of the family? It's impossible. As said in Lucy Hale's previous show, "Two can keep a secret if one of them is dead." 
  • Also, the way all the secrets came out shows that the family isn't good at keeping secrets. Stella walking in on her mom and her new lover? We know Stella's mom still wanted to keep that a secret. So why now just go kissing someone on your porch in broad daylight? I get that this is a TV show and they had to introduce all the secrets to the audience but still, it doesn't make sense.
  • When Stella threw that party for her doctor, the family had ONE job and that job was to look sane in front of their guest. They could have kept it together. They have been keeping it together for so many years in front of Stella and they couldn't do that for 30 minutes. I call BS that this family can keep any secrets from anyone.
  • I was NOT happy with the reveal that Stella's sister wanted to be a writer. That was out of left field! Is there something wrong with wanting to be successful at your office job? It would have been much cooler for her to balance raising her children and being a success at a high-powered business career. Being a stay at home writer with kids just doesn't break gender stereotypes as much as being a successful business women with kids. When we saw her not enjoying motherhood as much as she thought, I thought breaking gender stereotypes is what the show was going for. Sorta like The Awakening by Kate Chopin. 

The main reason why I loved Life Sentence:

Life Sentence is a deep show. On the surface, it might not look that way but I like what it is trying to say about life, love, and society. In this respect, it is a little similar to No Tomorrow, Both No Tomorrow and Life Sentence explore what it means to live life. Living means both the good, the bad, and the mundane. We are all going to die and no one will live a perfect life before they do (like what Stella was trying to go for). Our relationships will be complex and tough. We will spend days working jobs we don't like wasting the minutes of our limited life. Change and surprises will constantly happen that will throw us off our feet. We have to be strong enough to face whatever life gives us, and brave enough to enjoy both the good and the bad.

Overall, Life Sentence was a good show and I am looking forward to what comes next. I will be watching every Wednesday!

I wrote a joke article titled, Is Stella From Life Sentence and The Mother From How I Met Your Mother The Same Person? [CONSPIRACY THEORY], check it out if you want to read something fun.

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

A Girl and A Zombie: DCOM Zombies Review

Disney Channel Original Movie Zombies Review

Two Fridays ago (February 16 2018), Disney Channel premiered it's newest original movie, Zombies. If you have been following me on this blog, you know that I am a 25 year old adult woman. However, I love Disney Channel musicals so I had to check this one out.



When I first heard of the title, "Zombies," I was convinced this was some kids Halloween movie (like Halloweentown). I did ask myself: Why are they showing a Halloween movie in February? I definitly think they should have spent more time thinking of a better name for this movie than "Zombies." Maybe "Zombies, The Musical"? When you think of a Zombie movie, you don't think of kind, benevolent, cured Zombies that fill up most of this movie. I was reading the credits for this movie and I saw that it was based on something called, "Zombies and Cheerleaders," which I would have to agree is a better name. But once I found out Zombies was a musical, I decided I was definitely going to check it out.

I enjoyed this movie. What can I say? I'm a sucker for two cute High School kids falling in love and singing duets. I've been listening to the song, "Someday," on repeat - both the ballad and regular version. Their love is so cute. 

In the song, I love how they acknowledge that they are different and how it attracts them to each other. I also like how they are being silly in the face of adversity. "I'm rooting for us," they sing. The use of lighting and props to be silly and show admiration towards each other is super cool. 

Zed *putting a napkin on*: "Girl, you look delicious. Oh, I mean gorgeous."
Addison: "Well, now you're getting fearless."

I love the playful teasing and witty banter. Also, when he says that he wants to eat her - it's a funny Zombie reference because Zombies eat human brains!

One thing I've noticed about Disney Channel Original Movie Musicals is that there is always something I like to call the "kiss fake-out." This happens a lot - especially in the first movie of a musical series. The two romantic leads are about to kiss but don't. This happened in Descendants, this happened in High School Musical. Disney Channel is so pure - but I love it because it is different and it shows that our leads are attracted to each other on more than a physical level. (Teen Beach Movie never did get us a kiss even in Teen Beach Movie 2!!!). So of course, Zed and Addison don't kiss in this movie. But here's to a Zombies 2?!?!?!! 

In Seabrook High School, cheer-leading is a better sport than Football! I thought that was neat! Also the captain of the squad is a boy which is cool because usually media shows just girls being into cheer-leading.

I like how the movie is saying that we shouldn't exclude people who are different than us. When I hear Zed and Addison sing, "Some day, we could be ordinary," I am moved because in today's society, for the most part, mixed raced couple are allowed to be who they are. 

However, all the symbolism to race relations did bother me because the movie is kinda implying that people of color are similar to zombies which is offensive. Zombies are dangerous monsters in folk-lore and it just seems wrong to compare them to people of color. Zombies has an entire plot line about how there is segregation of schools between humans and zombies. And of course, zombies get less funding and resources for their schools. Sound familiar? It's too similar to events that actually happened in American History. The giant wall in Zombies is so similar to today's discussion of the wall Trump wants to build between the United States and Mexico. I mean it is good that they are saying that discrimination is bad, but something made me feel off about it.

Zombies is a kid's movie so I am willing to let it off the hook. Zombies isn't being super serious and trying to make a comment on society like some other movies are (like Will Smith's Bright which also uses monsters to make a point about race discrimination).  

Zombies is a fun musical which I enjoyed. I liked the look of the movie. It was aesthetically pleasing - the pastels of the cheerleaders, and green, grungy look of the zombies. The dancing and music were fun all around (although, you can guess which song is my favorite). I recommend it to kids, teenagers, and adults who are hopeless romantics like me.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Crazy Ex Girlfriend Season 3 Episode Reviews [COMPLETE]

I have finished another blog series here at Me, Myself, and the Moon!!! I wanted to review EVERY SINGLE episode of Season 3 Crazy Ex Girlfriend.and I succeeded! Thanks for reading my posts and supporting me on this journey. When Season 4, starts up again in October, you bet I'm going to start this all over again.

In the meantime, here are all the posts I have written about Season 3 of Crazy Ex Girlfriend.

Episode Reviews


Josh's Ex-Girlfriend Wants Revenge 💩: Crazy Ex Girlfriend Season 3 Episode 1 Review
To Josh, With Love: Crazy Ex Girlfriend S3E2 Review
Josh Is A Liar: Crazy Ex Girlfriend S3E3 Review
Josh's Ex-Girlfriend Is Crazy: Crazy Ex Girlfriend S3E4 Review
I Never Want to See Josh Again: Crazy Ex Girlfriend S3E5 Review
Josh Is Irrelevant: Crazy Ex Girlfriend S3E6 Review
Getting Over Jeff: Crazy Ex Girlfriend Mid-Season Finale S3E7 Review
Nathaniel Needs My Help!: Crazy Ex Girlfriend S3E8 Review
Nathaniel Gets the Message!: Crazy Ex Girlfriend S3E9 Review
Oh Nathaniel, It's On!: Crazy Ex Girlfriend S3E10 Review
Nathaniel and I Are Just Friends!: Crazy Ex Girlfriend S3E11 Review
Trent?!: Crazy Ex Girlfriend S3E12 Review
Rebecca Bunch Wants To Be Punished But She Needs To Forgive Herself Instead: Crazy Ex Girlfriend Season 3 Finale Review
Nathaniel Is Irrelevant: Crazy Ex Girlfriend S3E13 Season Finale Review

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And finally, if you want to read some of my favorite articles I have written so far that has nothing to do with Crazy Ex Girlfriend here are some suggestions:

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Nathaniel Is Irrelevant: Crazy Ex Girlfriend S3E13 Season Finale Review

Yesterday, Crazy Ex Girlfriend aired its Season 3 Finale. I actually had plans that Friday (shocking, I know) and missed it and had to wait until today to watch it. I am glad though, because I live near NYC and I heard that NYC viewers missed 15 minutes of the finale! INSANE. I would have been so mad!


Overall, I didn't love this Season 3 finale like I have loved the Season 1 and Season 2 finale. I explain why in my post, Rebecca Bunch Wants To Be Punished But She Needs To Forgive Herself Instead. Please read the post but in summary, I did not like Rebecca pleading guilty to murdering Trent. I hated it so much that I wrote a whole essay about it. That is why in this post, I will be talking about some of the other parts of the episode.

The Miracle Of Birth: Wonderful song, and educational too! Donna Lynne Champlin is an amazing singer, actress, and comedian. She nails the humor in this song and all the notes as well. Women do go through a lot of pain to keep our species alive. We should appreciate it.

Nothing Is Ever Anyone's Fault: Is it wrong for me to say that I agree with this song? I have thought about what Rebecca and Nathaniel are singing many times. If we cannot control our genetics, if we cannot control our environment for 18 years of our life: do we have any control over who we are? I am a logical, analytical mind so I wanted to control for all variables and find out: What is it that makes someone good or bad? Is there some innate morality variable? If two identical twins with the same genes and environment were asked to make a choice between good and evil, I believe 99% of the time, they would make the same choice based on the hand they were dealt in life. Maybe 1% of the time, they would make different choices but WHY?!?!?!?! What caused one to make the kind choice and the other to make the evil choice? What is this variable? Scientifically, it doesn't make sense to me.

Do humans have free will? I can't answer that question. Sometimes I learn towards, "No, humans do not have free will."

What I do think is that it is important for us to BELIEVE we have free will. If we don't believe in free will, we will never have hope that we can change our lives. If we don't believe we have free will, we will continue to do bad things and blame it on our circumstances.

If a person was born with genes that predisposed him to murder, and raised in circumstances that encouraged murder, and then he murders someone, I think he deserves to be punished in the fullest extent of the law. Why? That was the hand he was dealt and he has to accept it.

I digress. This is a difficult topic for me to understand.

Anyway, I love this song! I see it being inspired by the Into The Woods song, "No One Is Alone," because that song also comments on the fabric of society just like "Nothing Is Ever Anyone's Fault."

I enjoyed, "Nothing Is Ever Anyone's Fault," because it was funny and as a Rebecca/Nathaniel shipper, I was pleased they are kinda back together. I feel like the episode title, "Nathaniel Is Irrelevant," is misleading. How is Nathaniel Irrelevant? He is still going to be a part of her life and her trial in Season 4.

Darryl's Baby Is Born: It was cool seeing Heather give birth with so much chill. It gives me hope. As a woman, I am VERY fearful of childbirth.White Josh and Darryl seem to be making amends which is exciting! This baby is truly a group effort. Darryl's child and sperm, Rebecca's egg, and Heather's body created this child. It is a crazy situation. I do hope the baby is able to handle having Rebecca's genes. Maybe with a loving environment, Darryl's genetics, and a pinch of that mysterious "free will" variable, she will!

Trent Falls Off Cliff: I hope he recovers like last time. There are so many parallels between Trent and Rebecca. Even Trent goes back home to his mom! And the writers sprinkled so many past references into this episode. Trent saying he is a, "Scary Sexy Man." George even calls Rebecca, "A Stupid Bitch." Josh gets stopped to change the water cooler. I love all these references for the die-hard fans just like myself! In my opinion, Trent is worse than Rebecca with his harmful actions. However, he is still a human being and I hope he finds a path for redemption. Maybe he can get diagnosed and work on himself too!

Josh punches Nathaniel : When I saw the trailer for, "Nathaniel Is Irrelevant," my biggest question was, "Why does Josh punch Nathaniel?" I'm glad it was because of all the harmful things Nathaniel was going to do to Josh's family. I'm glad Nathaniel got punished for it. I still feel like Nathaniel needs to work on himself and be a better person in Season 4.

Don't forget to read my post on why I didn't like the ending of the episode: Rebecca Bunch Wants To Be Punished But She Needs To Forgive Herself Instead. That post even has a poll that I would love if you answered!

Let me know what you think of the Season 3 finale in the comments. (Also, what do you think of Free Will?)


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