Nice to see you again! Thanks for coming back to read my 4th Monthly Favourites instalment (time flies). June was a bit of a rough month for me so I didn’t really get out and do a lot, so this instalment involves a lot of TV and film.
Godzilla: King of Monsters
My partner is a HUGE nerd for Godzilla, so we snapped up tickets to see this film on the opening weekend, and oh boy, I was not disappointed. 2014’s Godzilla then 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, really made me love these big-action monster movies, same with films like Pacific Rim (1 & 2). Godzilla:KOM follows the organisation Monarch as they face off against the franchise’s biggest monsters (Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah) who are all vying for the alpha title of ‘King of Monsters’. The visual effects were outstanding, the music and sound design was phenomenal and there wasn’t a boring minute. Critics are damning them film about the vapid story and lack of emotion from the characters… but let’s be honest, you aren’t going to go see Godzilla for the well thought out human characters, you want to see big monsters and big action (am I right?). Definitely one to watch if you are a fan of all things Godzilla.
To be honest with you all, I haven’t been feeling too great the last few weeks. I’m on a diet of mostly gluten based foods to figure out if I have IBS or some other stomach issue and it’s getting me a bit down. The other week I decided to take a day out and spend it baking, I made Gluten Free Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins and Gluten Free White Chocolate and Vanilla Cookies. I used two recipes from The Gluten Free Blogger, which I’ll link here and here (I did alter this one as I had loads of left over white chocolate and nothing in of what was needed for this exact recipe). Both of these bakes turned out really well, even with my shoddy baking skills and the best thing is.. they don’t even taste gluten free! I’ll keep you all updated on my baking free baking adventures, but in the mean time, please do check out The Gluten Free Blogger, she’s amazing.
Pokèmon: Let’s Go Eevee
I have a terrible habit of game swapping, it seems every month I’m obsessed with a different game! All you Pokè fans saw the teasers for the new Sword and Shield games shown at E3, the new games look so fresh and new and.. it got me completely hyped. E3 really was the kick up the arse I needed to get back on Let’s Go, within a week I completed all remaining gyms, unlocked all the towns, caught Snorlax and all the legendary birds, caught my first shiny(!) and upped my Pokèdex from around 70 Pokemon caught to around 120. I’ve completed the Elite Four and now levelling up my Pokemon to take down MewTwo. If anyone has Let’s go Pikachu and want’s to do some trading, hit me up!
What better to catch those feels then to watch a mini-series about an awfully dysfunctional family. The Act is a dramatised version of the real life of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, who has been convinced by her mother that she is terminally ill. Gypsy’s mother Dee Dee suffered from Munchhausen syndrome by proxy (Factitious disorder imposed on another), she managed to convince family, friends, medical professionals and even herself of her daughter’s fake illnesses. The Act focuses on Dee Dee and Gypsy after they move to Springfield, Missouri which sets off a string of events to Gypsy discovering what her mother has really been doing to her all these years. This is an amazing programme, it’s heartbreaking, horrific and downright disturbing.
There’s only been a few dramas out in the last few years that have completely wowed me, one of them being the American drama series This is Us and the next one is British drama Ackley Bridge. Ackley Bridge is set in a small town in Yorkshire where the British and Pakistani communities are segregated, in a bid to save money the council merges two schools to create Ackley Bridge. The series follows the lives of the students, teachers and everyone who was affected by the merger of the two schools, the series covers Racism, Sexuality, family dynamics, drug abuse and so much more. All the cast are great actors, even the younger cast members who are in the first acting gig. Season 3 started last week and it’s already a tear-jerker of a season, you can catch up with all series on Channel 4 on demand, you wont be disappointed!
Thanks again for reading this series, catch’ya next month!