MC Tuesday: Guardians of the Galaxy

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Hi everybody!  Welcome to MC Tuesday, where we watch a movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and today, we have a great one!  We are watching 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy.  I. LOVE. THIS. MOVIE!!!!!  It is loaded with action, comedy, and awesome characters. It doesn’t feel long or pretentious or has annoying villains. I smile nearly the entire time I watch this movie (except near the end with Groot.  I shed a few tears!).  This Marvel greatness is directed by James Gunn.  Let’s do this!

The Music & Pop Culture


One thing that occasionally annoys me about the use of music and pop culture in movies is that it can sometimes feel like an insult to my intelligence. Talking about Vietnam?  Here comes “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival.  Every time.  We know we are dealing with a Vietnam movie!  You have the word “Vietnam” and show the helicopter at the top.  Jeez!!!

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It is different with Guardians.  The use of music and pop culture references in the movie is superb.  The music gives the movie a soul.  And the pop culture references are used in clever, and often humorous ways.  Howard the Duck in the stinger?  Amazing!

My favorite character?


Honestly, I do not have one.  They all have a charm that makes it hard for me to choose one.  You have Peter Quill aka Starlord (Chris Pratt), your funny, gungho cowboy in the crew.  There’s Gamora (Zoe Saldana), a beautiful and fierce warrior.  Then there’s Drax the Destroyer (David Bautista, one of my favorite WWE wrestlers from back in the day), who is hilarious in his ignorance.  Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) is a dude (or raccoon) that doesn’t let his size stop his gangsta.  Last but not least there’s Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), who needs no explanation.  I just can’t pick one.  That’s one of the things that is truly endearing about this movie.  No one character outshines the other.  It happens in the Avengers movies, where Cap or Stark stands out a little more than the others.

The Moments

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Guardians absolutely nails moments.  These moments between the action gives you time to get to connect with these characters.  When they are in the bar and Starlord is talking to Gamora about Footloose.  Moment.  When Starlord is trying to convince the team to help him.  Moment.  When Groot sacrifices himself for the team.  Moment.  Even when Ronan (Lee Pace) is talking to Thanos (Josh Brolin) while Nebula (Karen “come along Pond” Gillan) is chilling on the step.  At this moment, you can sense Ronan’s feelings of inadequacy.

Next Time…

Well, there you have it!  It was fun revisiting this movie.  How do you feel about Guardians?  Did you love it as much or more than I, or is it a pass?  Who’s your favorite character?  Next week is the brightly-colored sequel, featuring our lil’ Groot!  Until then, I will see you for anime Thursday.



Sunday Drama: I’m Mita, Your Housekeeper eps 7-9

Hi everybody!  Welcome to Sunday Drama.  I know its Monday but I’ve been a little busy with school.  I really need to work on my procrastination issues. My bad guys!  We are continuing our look at I’m Mita, Your Housekeeper.  This time, I am discussing episodes 7-9.  Instead of dividing this into episodes, I’m going to talk about general topics covered in the show.  I will say that Stupid Dad has now been promoted to his actual name Keiichi.  Good job buddy!  Now, let’s dive in.

The Stupid Dad Evolution

So how did Keiichi lose his nickname?  Here’s the tea.  If you recall from last time, Keiichi’s mistress came to him asking for help.  She finds out that the snake she dated after Keiichi is engaged to the boss’ daughter.  Now, she wants Keiichi to run away with her to start a new life.  He faces the decision of being with the love of his life or returning to his kids.  He confronts the snake, punching him in the face and losing his job.  He becomes super depressed and tries to kill himself, feeling he is unworthy of his kids’ love.  The kids stop him from committing suicide.

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This is a turning point for Keiichi.  He gives the children a heartfelt apology regarding the mother’s death.  He also apologized to the mean grandfather.  Here is where he earns his name: he finds the mistress at the bus station and tells her he wants to marry her but she needs to be a step-mother to his kids.  Of course, she hops on a bus and leaves town.

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Mita Revealed!

The most important takeaway from these three episodes is everything we learn about Mita’s past.  At first, Mita is her usual elusive self.  She wants to kids to stop asking about her life.  Basically, mind your own beeswax kids!

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Meanwhile, we start to see flashbacks of her dead husband’s parents.  They order her not to smile because her smile brings misery.  It is extremely sad.  At a dinner, Mita tells the family the story of her super depressing life.  Get your tissues ready!

Mita’s Sad Existence

Mita’s father died at a young age, saving Mita from drowning in a river.  Her mother blamed her and hated her guts.  The mother remarries and has another child that she gave all of her affection.  Mita’s stepfather begins looking at her funny, making the mother hate Mita even more.  The mother claimed that Mita’s smile made everyone around her unhappy.

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Mita would wind up marrying her husband and having a son.  Her half-brother started to come around.  It turns out that he is in love with Mita.  When her husband finds out, he forbids him from coming into his home.  The brother then sets the house on fire, killing the husband and her young son.  To make matters worse, the cowardly brother commits suicide. When she tells this story, the family’s shook, I’m in tears, and Mita quits.

Mita goes to work for the b-word neighbor next door.  She has a hunch that the neighbor is evil enough to ask Mita to do something crazy that would kill Mita.  She orders Mita to kill her cheating husband, her bratty son, and herself by setting the house on fire.  We all know that Mita does whatever she is told.  The wife asks her to stop at the last minute and tells her to kill herself.

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When she is about to set herself on fire, the kids stop her.  Mita confesses that she cannot have free will so someone had to order her to kill herself.  Mita is arrested in the b-word’s home.  Once she is released, she goes back to the family.

Wrap it up…

Well, that’s it for now!  Crazy right?  Next week we conclude I’m Mita, Your Housekeeper with episodes 10, 11, and a special episode.  I will also give you my thoughts on some of the themes explored throughout the show.  Make sure you join me tomorrow for MC Tuesday and Guardians of the freakin’ Galaxy!


Sunday Drama going on Hiatus

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Hi everybody!  As I previously mentioned, I have an announcement.  After this month, I am putting Sunday Drama on hiatus.  I’ve started school again and the workload is a little hectic.  So, this month we will finish I’m Mita, Your Housekeeper, watch two full-length movies, then Sunday Drama will be on vacation.  I will probably bring it back next year after I complete this degree because I like watching the dramas and sharing my thoughts about them.  I will continue MC Tuesday and Anime Thursday!  So join me in March for Sunday Drama!

MC Tuesday: Captain America: The Winter Soldier


Hi everybody! Welcome to MC Tuesday where we discuss a movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I know I missed you on Sunday but I am having a small health issue. I’m going to discuss episodes 7-9 of I’m Mira, Your Housekeeper this Sunday. As for today, we are watching 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This will be my first viewing so let’s get to it.  The movie is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo who did Civil War.

What I need in a sequel

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After watching The Winter Soldier, all I can say is yasssss!!! The two hour and fifteen-minute length is a little worrying until you watch the movie.  There is a nice balance of action and exposition.  If you recall from the other week, I had a big problem with the length of Iron Man 3.  It felt like a two-hour movie.  However, in The Winter Soldier, we get enough background and introduction to new characters to know what is happening, with some amazing action scenes that I wish I saw on the big screen.  The hours just seem to fly by.

The Winter Soldier

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This is one of my favorite bad guys.  Even though it is not surprising that he turns out to Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), it is still thrilling to watch him hand Captain America (Chris Evans) a beatdown.  The way The Winter Soldier transitions from weapon to another is like watching a really violent ballet.  And once you realize he is just a pawn in Senator Pearce’s (Robert Redford) plans, he is not that bad of a guy.

Simmer down Hydra!

I’m going to need Hydra to take it down a notch.  If you recall, Hyrda is the evil Nazi organization from Captian America: The First Avenger.  Now they have infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D, using it to carry out their evil deeds.  They are trying to take over the world Loki-style.  The plan is doomed to fail if it is that grandiose.  And the things they did to Bucky are downright mean.

Fury, Natasha & Falcon

It is nice to see Director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) doing something besides emerging from the shadows.  The scene of him in the car trying to get away from the bad guys is fun.  I also like that he is not as in control of the situation as he thinks.  He is played by Pearce just like the rest of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the committee that provides oversight.

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Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) is once again slaying the game in this movie. I appreciate how she is kicking butt and trying to hook Cap up with a girlfriend.  She’s a warrior but still girlie at the same time.

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This is our first encounter with Sam Wilson aka Falcon (Anthony Mackie).  He’s no King of Wakanda, but he is still skilled with those mechanical wings.  His action scenes are awesome.  The part when he jumps of the ship and deploys his wings is epic.

Next Time…

I am extremely excited about the first two MC Tuesdays in March.  We are watching….wait for it…Guardians of the Galaxy Volumes 1 & 2.  I love Guardians of the Galaxy!  Until then, I will see you Thursday for Anime Thursday.


Sunday Drama: I’m Mita, Your Housekeeper Eps. 5 & 6

Hi everybody!  Welcome to Sunday Drama, where we watch a show from the drama tab on Crunchyroll.  Today, we will discuss episodes 5&6 of I’m Mita, Your Housekeeper.  I wish that I can watch an entire episode without getting into my feelings, but it does not look like that will be a possibility.   Last week, Stupid Dad moves out, leaving Mita as the only adult.  Let’s see what happens.

Episode Five

This episode mainly deals with Kakeru, the oldest son, and second oldest child.  Like Yui in a previous episode,  Kakeru is struggling to cope with the suicide of his mother and the incompetence of his father.  He is doing quite a bit of lashing out to deal with his pain.  He harshly chastises the basketball team, of which he is the captain.  This results in the team asking Kakeru to step down, but instead, he quits.  He gets arrested for punching a video arcade attendant.  Stupid Dad picks him up from the police station.  He nearly gets arrested for asking Mita to destroy his horrible neighbor’s house.  I will come back to the house because it is important.  Did I mention that he orders Mita to have sex with him?  Yui stops it before it happens.

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Meanwhile, Stupid Dad is still stupid, but not as much as in the previous episode.  His sister-in-law confronts him about not telling little Kii he loves her.  As he is explaining how he is a selfish jerk (not his words), his father-in-law approaches adoption papers in hand.  Instead of telling the father-in-law he wants to keep his kids, he runs away.  I’m not talking metaphorically either, he literally runs away like a woman in a horror flick, leaving his spine in his wake.  He also finds out that his mistress has a new boyfriend while lurking in front of her apartment building like a creeper.

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After the creepiness, Stupid Dad actually does something noble.  As I previously mentioned, Kakeru asks Mita to destroy the neighbor’s house.  Instead, she writes a message in spray paint reading “I want to protect my family”.  You see, Mita knows that this is the source of Kakeru’s angst.  When the horrible neighbor discovers the vandalism, she calls the police.  The dad comes to the house and begs the b-word not to press charges.  She agrees, as long as they clean off the paint.  Everyone pitches in to clean the mess, except for Yui who is with her boyfriend.  This is when Kakeru tells the family that he wants to protect the family but he does not know how.  Then (get your Kleenex ready), little Kii says that she will protect him.  Yui comes home as the family eats ramen and Stupid Dad leaves.

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The episode ends with Kakeru returning to the team, begging their forgiveness.  The last scene shows Mita paying a commission to the woman in charge of the cleaning service.  It is here where the show drops a huge bomb.  Mita has a son…WHO IS DEAD!  I had to clutch my pearls.  On to episode six!

Episode Six

In this episode, the grandfather tells the children he wants to adopt them.  They do not want to live with him, a point the Yui drives home by saying that he makes everyone miserable.  Yui is fed up with her home life.  She decides to run away with her boo.  Yui waits for him, but he never shows.  She finds him at the school flirting with another girl.  As you can imagine, Yui is devastated.  She tries to jump off a bridge, but Urara saves her and takes her home.  Once home, Yui asks Mita to kill her.  Mita tries to stab her, but Yui says to stop at the last minute.  Yui again tells Mita to kill her, even if she asks her to stop.  Mita tries to stab her again, but Yui runs all over the house trying to get away.  Yui manages to get the knife away from Mita.

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Meanwhile, the rest of the kids are looking for Yui.  They enlist the help of Stupid Dad.  Failing to find her, they return home.  There, they find Yui with the knife.  Yui turns the knife from Mita to herself.  Mita tells Yui that she has people that will be saddened if she dies.  Stupid Dad behaves like a good father when he tells Yui that without her, the family would fall apart.  Each sibling tells Yui why she needs to be around.  Little Kii has me in tears when she says that Yui needs to do her hair.  It was quite a moving scene.

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Yui puts the knife downs.  She asks Stupid Dad to prove that he loves them and that they are the most important thing to him.  Stupid Dad leaves to go get his things from the hotel and return to his family.  It looks like Stupid Dad is finally redeeming himself.  But, he gets a phone call from Kazama, his former mistress, and she is begging for his help.  She has already severed ties with Stupid Dad, started dating someone else, and told Stupid Dad not to talk to her after he tells her that the new man is using her.  Will he return to the children and repair his broken family?  Or, will he go to Kazama, proving that his own selfish desires trump the emotional needs of his children?  I’m hoping for the former, but I’m betting on the latter.

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The episode ends with another bombshell.  Mita’s family is dead…AND SHE KILLED THEM!

Well, that’s it for episodes five and six.  I know everyone went and saw Black Panther over the weekend, but it comes later in our Marvel timeline.  I will discuss Black Panther in April.  In the meantime, I will see you Tuesday for Thor: The Dark World.



MC Tuesday: Iron Man 3


Hi everybody!  Welcome to MC Tuesday, where we watch a movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Today we are discussing 2013’s Iron Man 3 (sigh).  I remember finding this movie boring.  Thank goodness for coffee because watching two hours of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) can be exhausting.  But, the show must go on and it is the next movie so let’s do this.

Too much movie

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What is happening?  Why is this movie so long?  This movie is two hours why?  They could have condensed this movie into an hour and a half.  45 minutes into the movie and I just didn’t care.  The whole “he’s really working for the terrorist” angle is not surprising.  I’m also over the evil super soldier plot line.  We did this in Iron Man 2.  Also, Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) is just a less entertaining Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell).  If you recall, I am not fond of the Hammer character.  So, you can imagine how I feel about this guy.  So maybe that’s the problem.  Maybe this is why I think this is boring.  They have done this already.

It looks like the writers and director crawled up their own butts with this flick.  I hate to make this comparison but one of the writers in the first Iron Man is a writer on episodes of The Expanse, a great show.  The first two movies are directed by Jon Favreau.  This movie is directed and written by Shane Black.  After looking at his IMDb, this is the only thing that he has done that I have heard of, with the exception of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.

Secure the suit

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Oh my god this suit!  Stark needs to find a way to secure this stupid suit.  He knows that everyone wants the suit.  Hell, I am not a fan of Batman, but you cannot say he does not secure the suit.  Superman wears it under his clothes.  Get it together Stark!  You’re this super genius with all this money and you cannot secure the suit!

I hate this scene!

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We have to talk about the airplane scene.  If it has been a while for you, let me refresh your memory.  One of Tony’s Iron Man suits is on Air Force One.  The plane explodes and 13 people shoot out of the plane.  Iron Man Suit flies out and catches one of the fallen.  Each one catches another and everyone’s rescued moments before they all slam into the ocean.  That is three minutes of my life I cannot get back.  I know we are supposed to suspend reality, but this is stupid.

The last fifteen minutes

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I know it sounds like I hate every second of this movie.  However, the last fifteen minutes are great!  The fight between Killian, Stark, and the Iron Men is amazing.  Molten Pepper coming in and kicking Killian’s butt is a nice touch.    I just wish I did not have to sit through a bunch of mess to get to some good stuff.

The stinger (the scene after the credits) is pretty funny.  If you did not see it or remember what occurred, Tony is talking to frowny face Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo).  Apparently, all of the narration that occurs during the movie is Stark confiding in Banner.  But, Bruce fell asleep at the beginning of the story, meaning that Tony is talking to himself the entire time.  That is a cute scene.

Tony Stark and Bruce Banner

Well, we finished Iron Man 3.  What did you think of this film?  Do you disagree with me and are entertained by it?  Let me know.  Next week, we have Thor: The Dark World.  Honestly, I have never seen this and look forward to giving you my thoughts.  I will see you see you for Anime Thursday!

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Sunday Drama: I’m Mita, Your Housekeeper Eps. 3&4 (I hope your table is nailed down!)

Hi everybody!  Welcome to Sunday Drama.  This week is I’m Mita, Your Housekeeper episodes 3 and 4.  Here is the post about the first two episodes if you need a refresher.  What an emotional roller coaster!  Well, the cat’s out of the bag about the circumstances of the mother’s death.  Let’s dive in and find out what happens next.

Episode Three

If there is ever a time to flip a table, it is during this episode.  I’m going to skip around the episode a bit so that it makes sense.  Stupid Dad is the most infuriating character I have ever seen.  For you Game of Thrones fans, he is on Joffrey status.  So, you know the hatred is strong.  He makes a string of terrible decisions.  When oldest daughter Yui asks was he going to leave them along with the mother, do you know what the a-hole says?  He says he was going to leave enough money for alimony and child support!  Then he asks her to keep this a secret from the other kids, still trying to cover his butt.  Once the kids leave, he tells Mita that he did not want to be married and have a family in the first place.  Now, it would have been fine if he says this to Mita and Mita alone.  But then he says something in episode four that makes this more despicable.  So his kids are suffering and his family is falling apart, but he is still trying to hook-up with Kazama, the mistress.  I hate this dude.

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Yui is heartbroken at the recent discovery.  She begins to act out because her father’s a jerk, Mita is not one for advice, and her aunt’s an airhead.  In school, she slaps one of her classmates and disturbs the class (it was kind of justified because he was talking trash).  Yui is curious about Kazama the mistress.  She goes to work to confront her, but her father intervenes.  She finally confides in her boyfriend.  Yui winds up staying at her boo’s house and giving him the goods.  Not a constructive way to deal with issues Yui.  The next day, she asks Mita to go to Stupid Dad’s job and expose him as a cheater, liar, and responsible for the mom’s death.  Of course, Mita does the job by handing out fliers.

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While all of this is happening, the younger kids are curious about Mita.  They go to the agency to try to get some information but to no avail.  When Mita comes to the agency, the kids hide and decide to follow her.  She goes to an amusement park, buys a tray of food for two, and sits there the entire day.  When the kids arrive home, they finally learn about the circumstances of their mother’s death.  It is a very emotional moment that left me a mess.  The kids decide to leave, even though little Kii wants to stay.

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Episode Four

The kids stay with their grandfather, and their mother’s sister Urara.  Meanwhile, Stupid Dad is lying around feeling sorry for himself instead of trying to get his kids.  I think he is more upset about the job transfer and his boo breaking up with him instead of his kids hating his guts.  Anyway, he tells Urara about the suicide and apologizes.  She says he does not have to apologize and vows not to tell her father, who already hates Stupid Dad.  He blames Mita for all of the trouble, not himself for deceiving his children.  He fires Mita who is unbothered by the situation.

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It is absolutely heartbreaking to watch little Kii deal with her family’s split.  Kii hires Mita to help her get the family back together.  Kii concocts a plan in her little Kindergarten mind to reunite her family.  She tells Mita to kidnap her and the only way the family can recover her is to reunite and go home.  Everyone starts looking for little Kii.  The kids and Stupid Dad find her at home on the second-floor balcony.  She says that if they do not reconcile, she is going to jump.  She slips off the balcony, but Mita catches her.  The dad slaps Kii and says she had them worried.  Mita gives her a tin that contains rocks the represents each of the family members.  The one that represents Stupid Dad is missing (symbolism much?).


Here is where I get deep in my feelings.  While they are looking for the rock, Kii asks Stupid Dad if he loves her. Do you know what he says?  He says he doesn’t know.  HE DOESN’T KNOW!!!!!  If I could’ve crawled through the screen and kicked him in the junk I would have!  This is the last straw for Yui.  She says that he should leave and she will take care of her younger siblings.  He agrees to do so, still not fighting for his family.  He asks Mita to take care of his children and she says she will.

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Well, I am emotionally drained.  What will happen with the children?  What will they ask of Mita?  I guess we will find out next week.  I will see you on Tuesday for MC Tuesday and Iron Man 3.



MC Tuesday: The Avengers


Hi everybody!  Welcome to MC Tuesday, where we watch a movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Today’s movie is The Avengers.  Unlike previous and future posts, including Thor, I did not have to re-watch this one.  I’ve seen this movie a billion times.  This is the first time where the team is together for an epic battle.  The movie’s director is the incredible Joss Whedon.  He is responsible for two shows that I absolutely love:  Buffy the Vampire Slayer and freakin’ Firefly!  And don’t get me started on Serenity!  We will see his name again later in our timeline.  Well, enough introduction, let’s dive into The Avengers.

Nick Fury: Babysitter



We see Nick Fury (Samual L. Jackson) a bit in previous movies. However, he is prevalent in The Avengers.  Poor Nick has a lot on his plate.  He has a guy with a ferocious temper, a goody-two-shoes, a rich d-bag, a guy still using a bow and arrow, a demigod with family issues, and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson).  He has to convince this group of personalities to work together to take down an evil far greater than their pettiness.  Of course, Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) does not get along with Captain America (Chris Evans).  Then, Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner)  is evil for most of the movie.  And everyone is tip-toeing around Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) to avoid the mean and green.  But, Fury manages to get them together once Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) is “dead”.

At least Hulk is still cool


I’m sorry, I miss Edward Norton as Bruce Banner.  But I read a few articles about his departure and I guess it was not a good fit for either party.  But Mark Ruffalo?    Mark Ruffalo has one face, just one face.  I don’t know if I can describe the face.  It looks like a mixture of sad and confused.  Even when he smiles, he looks like he going to burst into tears.  It’s not brooding like Jon Snow, it’s more like watching a baby bite a lemon.  I’m trying to think of who would make a good Banner.  Matt Damon maybe.  At least he has more than one face.  At any rate, the Hulk is still awesome.  Especially when he punches the crap out of Thor (Chris Hemsworth).  Also when he slams Loki (Tom Hiddleston) around like he’s breaking up a bag of ice.

Loki needs a friend


Someone needs to hug Loki.  This dude has the worst inferiority complex I have ever seen.  He tried to be the man in Asgard and when that didn’t work, he tries to take over the Earth because he is mad at his brother.  And what do you get for your troubles?  You get bodied by the Hulk in a hilarious way.  It’s time to re-think your life decisions, bro.  Maybe you are not cut out for world-conquering.  If you want to run something, open a Starbucks.  A lot of people worship that stuff.

Well, that’s all we have for the Avengers.  What do you think of this first team movie?  What about Mark Ruffalo?  Do you appreciate his sad, sad face?  Or, do you think someone is better suited?  Let me know!  Next week we are back with Stark in Iron Man 3.  Until then, I will see you on Anime Thursday for Afro Samurai.

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Sunday Drama: I’m Mita, Your Housekeeper Eps 1-2

Hi Everybody! Welcome to Sunday Drama where we click on that drama tab on Crunchyroll and watch a show.  From now until the second week of March, we are watching I’m Mita, Your Housekeeper.  I try to keep the shows to once a month, but each episode is about 45 minutes long.  So, I will be doing two episodes every Sunday.  So far, this 2011 show does not skimp on the drama.  These first two episodes are an emotional roller coaster.  Well, let me begin by introducing you to our family and their housekeeper.  Spoilers!!!

Episode One


Before we dive into what happens in this emotionally charged episode, I will acquaint you with the family.  There is the father who no one seems to respect.  Yui is the oldest daughter.  She carries the burden of being the lady of the house (I’ll tell you why in a bit).  The second eldest is her brother Kakeru.  He is your typical hormonal, angst-ridden teenager.  The next child is Kaito.  He is the intellectual.  Finally, there is little Kii, the youngest daughter.  The mother died from drowning in a nearby river.


We meet Mita in the first scene of the show.  We see her creepily walking up the street like some sort of robot.  The first word that comes to mind when we meet Mita is “sociopath”.  She does not smile, she does not cry, she does not emote whatsoever.  She is either a zombie or survived some sort of trauma that has left her completely numb.  At any rate, when she arrives at the home, it is in shambles.  Banana peels are on top of things, shoes are everywhere, the plants are dying, and they are out of toilet paper.  By the time the father and kids return home, the house is pristine.  Mita cooks a delicious meal, something the children have not had since their mother’s death.  The most important quality about Mita is that she will do whatever is asked of her, even killing someone.mita walking.png

Speaking of the mother’s death, it has really taken a toll on this family.  It appears that no one has properly grieved.  It has been 49 days since the mother’s death and the family is not coping well, especially little Kii.  However, Mita helps them with their catharsis.  At the behest of the older sister Yui, Mita begins burning the mothers things.  This leads to all sorts of emotions flowing out of the children.  I shed a few tears myself.  By the end, they all feel better.  But, the father is still hiding something.

At the end of the episode, Stupid Dad admits to Mita that the drowning was not an accident, but a suicide.  He says it is his fault but asks Mita not to tell the kids.  We find out why in episode two.

Episode Two

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Most of episode two is primarily about the youngest son Kaito.  Kaito has a bully.  He asks Mita to beat up the kid.  She shows up at a store where the bully, his cronies, and Kaito (by force) are about to shoplift.  She starts punching the bully in the face.  This only makes things worse for Kaito in school.  Then, if things weren’t bad enough, his mom’s bumbling sister Urara shows up to talk the kids about bullying.  No wonder no one likes her.  After this humiliating scene, Kaito decides not to return to school, but go to tutoring instead.  But the bully follows him.  Kaito then asks Mita to kill the bully.  Of course, she agrees to the task.  But, he stops her, stands up to the bully, and takes a beating.  Mita commends him for confronting the little a-hole.

Now, back to Stupid Dad.  The reason why he says that the suicide is his fault is that he was carrying on an affair with one of his co-workers.  He had given his wife some divorce papers.  She gives him a note saying that if he leaves her, she will kill herself.  That is why she committed suicide.  Now, I do not think he is stupid because he had an affair that is the motive behind his wife’s suicide.  I call him stupid because he did not divulge the fact that his wife committed suicide to the children.  He tells them that it is an accident.  This only leads to more questions, especially from Yui.  She wants to know why her mother went to the river in the first place since her mother cannot swim.  At the end of the episode, she gets her answer.

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Stupid Dad asks Mita to burn the note and divorce papers.  Before Mita completes the task, Yui bursts through the door and tells her to stop.  She looks at her father and demands the truth.  If Stupid Dad would have told the kids that she killed herself, then this scene may have been avoided.  The youngest child Kii was blaming herself in the first episode!

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Well, that’s it for the first two episodes.  This show appears to explore some dark and emotional places.  Will we learn more about Mita?  What will happen now that the truth is out about the mother’s death?  I guess we will find out next week!  If you are watching the Super Bowl tomorrow, have fun.  Who are you cheering for?  I’m going for the Eagles because Tom Brady is a cyborg I’m sure of it.  I will see you next Tuesday for The Avengers.




MC Tuesday: Thor


Hi Everybody.  Welcome to MC Tuesday, where we watch a movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Today’s movie is 2011’s Thor.  This is one of my favorite movies in the timeline, so I was looking forward to the discussion.  This movie is jam-packed with great actors.  You have Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Idris Elba, and the great Sir Anthony Hopkins.  The star of the movie is an okay actor that makes up for acting with rugged good looks, Chris Hemsworth.  The incomparable Kenneth Branagh directs the movie, which explains its Shakespearean feel.  I love him in both Othello and Much Ado About Nothing.   Resume aside, let’s get back to Thor.

Entitled Much?


At the beginning of the movie, Thor (Hemsworth) is a bit of an entitled brat.  He wants to be king and he feels like the only way to be the greatest king is with war.  When the frost giants (more like white walkers.  Am I right?) invade his home of Asgard, he is fired up to retaliate.  His father Oden (Hopkins) is not having any of that nonsense.  But, Thor is a knucklehead and goes to Frost Giant World to give them some payback.  But, daddy has to come save his life when the king of the white walkers…I mean frost giants…threatens to kill him.

Who the heck does Thor think he is?  You start a whole war because of a B&E gone wrong.  Luckily he meets Jane (Portman) and the others on Earth and becomes less of a brat.

Hating Much?


Loki (Hiddleston) is one of my favorite villains.  He’s sneaky enough to get away with certain things, but not strong enough to follow through with his plans.  But I have to admire how he played Thor like a fiddle.  He convinces Thor to go to Frost Giant World (I know this is not the name but I like it).  Then, once Thor is banished, he convinces him that his father is dead and his mother doesn’t want him back in Asgard.

I don’t entirely blame Loki for his bitterness.  He finds out from Oden that he is adopted as a political move to broker a peace.  Loki is actually a Frosty (is that disrespectful?).    But he is a hater long before he knows his true origin.  He just wants to be king.  He claims he just wants to be an equal to Thor, but his behavior tells a different story.

Funny Moments

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There are a couple of moments in this movie that make me laugh.  The first is when the townspeople are trying to grab the hammer.  What a way to bring a community together.  “Hey, let’s all go and try to get this hammer.  Who’s bringing the beers?”  The other moment is when Coulson tries to reason with the giant flaming tin man by saying he is using “unauthorized weapons technology”.  Are you really trying to talk this thing down?

The Connections


The movie prepares us for our next step in our cinematic adventure. This movie explains the origin of the Tesseract, the source of great and dangerous power.  We also get a brief appearance of Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).  Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) of S.H.I.E.L.D.  And if you stay until after the credits, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) makes an appearance.

Well, that’s it for Thor.  The next movie is a movie I have seen a million times and never tire of it.  We are watching The Avengers.  We are finally getting the band together for the first time. Until then, I will see you for Anime Thursday!

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