Monday, April 7, 2014

[TV Series] How I Met Your Mother 2005-2014 #5

So as you know HIMYM tells a story of Ted Mosby in the year of 2030 recounting his story about how he met the mother to his future children. He started the story on his 20s living in Manhattan along with his witty group of friends. Its very last episodes has just ended around a week ago and it's been one of my fave sitcom ever so, in order to give.. say.. an ode, I feel like writing more about its 'controversial' ending. 

How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014) 
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10
Creator: Carter Bays, Craig Thomas
Starring: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan, Cobie Smulders
Nominated for 2 Golden Globe Awards for Neil Patrick Harris as Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (2009-2010)

Idk how to to put my feelings properly, I've been sort of in between of love and hate. Well, slightly more on the hate actually. Because it feels like it isn't a proper goodbye ending. Like it's been forced to end so suddenly. I mean, does it matter that there are millions of viewers out there been loyally watching it for years and somewhat grow up with the series, o dear writers of HIMYM? And as well dat wise quotes the gang's been babbling about which we've taken them very seriously as an enlightenment in life? The whole ending thing was such disgrace (sorry cant help the drama!).


Since the last bits of season 9 moves too slow and it basically explains all about Robin's wedding, I thought that it would be nice of you guys to make at least one more season for that two last episodes. We're all left perplexed by so many loose ends here. Like how the hell did Barney and Robin ended up split (I mean, specifically)? Now what've all that Robin Barney crap been doing all along? Have they turned into an actual form of 'bullcrap'? And yesss we'd kill to know more about Robin's journey being a news reporter, more from Ted's marriage and his children, Barney's sudden fatherhood (for sure!!!!), Marshall's being a judge supreme and anything Lily's been doing now? Also the last but not least, the mother. I think it's so cruel to save her only for a season and then throw her in front of a cancer bus and bring back Ted Robin. (someone has tweeted this before in #HIMYMFinale and it sounds soooo sarcastically hurts but at the same time feels... true)

The gang hanging out at MacLarens Pub.
Anyway, no matter how much I couldn't bear to loathe, there's still love left for HIMYM. It was indeed... an epic ending. I've never and I bet nobody has ever had any slight of thought, whatsoever, that it would end like that. The clues are there lying in front of our eyes but we're too busy wondering how the mother would be like. Like the very first clue, Ted told the story right when he first met Robin and how he's always been there for Robin at any circumstances. It's a shame we need Ted's daughter to help us putting the jigsaw clues back together. But then again, if it supposed to end like this then why titled it with "How I Met Your Mother" at first place?

Regardless all these forever unanswered questions in our heads, lastly, thanks for being there dear HIMYM. To somehow being our faithful source for soul searching and guided us to get through 20s with your wise, thoughtful dialogues. Also that surreal gagssssss we couldn't help to laugh so hard we needed to hit pause to continue laughing. And the pappapaparara opening song, legend-wait-for-it-dary Barney, doppelgangers, suit-up, slap bets and everything!  
Ya'll be missed.

Oh here's a clip of the infamous Let's Go To The Mall by Robin Sparkles which I think was such a mindblowing side of Robin Scherbatsky :')

Final verdict: 8.5/10

Monday, March 3, 2014

Oscars 2014 Winners Summary

It finally came out and we're all super psyched! Some of the nominees were as expected to win but (yeah like Oscars always do like all the time), some of the winnings were quite surprising. Especially for the internet-dom *pukpuk Leo*. 

So for a summary of each award that went out on last Sunday night, here's complete list of Oscars champions.
Based on the official website, the Oscar went to...

Best Picture
"12 Years of Slave"

Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas, Producers

Best Actor
Matthew McConaughey

"Dallas Buyers Club"
Best Actress
Cate Blanchett

"Blue Jasmine"

Best Supporting Actor
Jared Leto

"Dallas Buyers Club"

Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong'o

"12 Years of Slave"

Best Directing
Alfonso Cuaron


Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
"12 Years A Slave"

Screenplay by John Ridley

Writing (Original Screenplay)

Written by Spike Jonze

Best Animated Feature Film

Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho

Documentary (Feature)
"20 Feet From Stardom"

Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen and Caitrin Rogers

Music (original song)
"Let it Go" from "Frozen"

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

Music (original score)

Steven Price

Visual effects

Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk and Neil Corbould


Emmanuel Lubezki

Costume design
"The Great Gatsby"

Catherine Martin

Makeup and hairstyling
"Dallas Buyers Club"

Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews

Film editing

Alfonso CuarĂ³n and Mark Sanger

Documentary (short subject)
"The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life"

Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed

Foreign language film
"The Great Beauty"


Short film (live action)

Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson

Short film (animated)
"Mr. Hublot"

Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares

Production design
"The Great Gatsby"

Catherine Martin (Production Design); Beverley Dunn (Set Decoration)

Sound editing

Glenn Freemantle

Sound mixing

Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro

As many has expected, Jared Leto and Cate Blanchett has been one and only candidate to take Oscars home. I was rooting for Meryl Streep as well but I guess Oscars members must have thought, "Meryl had too much Oscars already". Uhm well not really, since Cate actually did superb on Blue Jasmine!

While not as many has expected, Lupita Nyong'o happens to beat Jennifer Lawrence. I actually prefer Lupita to win. I mean, not that JLaw failed at it, both did great and got their own charisma but if I have to choose then, Lupita Nyong'o definitely got better charm. Amateurly speaking, Lupita had gone through suffering as a miserable slave, a lot worse than JLaw as a lonely wife who desires attention. LOL but it happened right? 

And here comes for the internet highlight, Oscar statue seemed to love being held by Matthew McConaughey rather than Leonardo DiCaprio. If only Dallas Buyers Club had not been released in 2013, I believe Mr. Oscar would gladly sit by Leo's bedside table. I guess he just got unlucky because everytime he got nominated, his other competitors were actually somehow slightly better than him. And it happened again this time as McConaughey is indeed dead unbeatable.

Here for more important moments of Oscars 2014.

Anyhow, so saaad that not a single awards had been taken home for The Wolf of Wall Street. Instead, Gravity won most of nominations and the best of all category went to 12 Years of Slave. It's good I guess as I remember indeed weeping a bit at 12 Years of Slave's ending. I got my emotions carried on by the whole plot. Though I solely wanted to watch it because of Benedict Cumberbatch and...... Shooot! I haven't reviewed it yet. So furthermore on next post then :p

Since I haven't really watched the show yet and I only youtubed some of acceptance speeches, so I'll best leaving this post with series of Oscars Buzzfeed links recap. Aaaand probably some of its best memes. ALSO MY REVIEW PROPHECY JUST GOT REAL (SORRY FOR CAPSLOCKING).

Ellen DeGeneres' epic selfie.
This is how Internet mourns for Leo.



PS: Thank you Buzzfeed and, smoooch!