I’ve been a bit MIA of late – being busy with work & learning to drive means I’ve barely had time to think about blogging! Since I’ve missed a couple of Media Faves Roundup posts I thought I’d switch it up and just do a roundup of my current faves, and mention some of the films, shows, music and games I’ve been loving for the last couple of months!
Fave Movie | Incredibles 2
It honestly feels like I waited a lifetime for this sequel, but it 100% did not disappoint when it finally hit the cinemas last month! Edna Mode is one of my favourite Disney characters, and I LOVED her appearance in this film even more than the first – I sincerely hope we get to see a Pixar short about the night she babysat Jack-Jack! Jack-Jack is also a huge scene stealer in this film, and I also really enjoyed Violet’s angst-fest. I’m seriously onboard the Incredibles hype train (not that I ever truly left) and seriously hope a third instalment is underway!
Fave TV Show | Orange Is The New Black
I watch OITNB each year religiously in the space of 48 hours, and even though I had to wait an extra month to get my fix of prison shenanigans, I still watched it the second it hit Netflix and didn’t stop. The best thing about this show is easily characterisation; the growth of characters and the ways in which you grow attached to the women in the show really set it apart from a lot of other Netflix originals which I usually find are more storyline-heavy. No spoilers, obviously, but there’s a few heart-warming and heart-breaking moments this season, and although I did find it a little slower than last season, the change in pace from prison riots to adjusting to maximum security was a welcome one (nobody needs another solid 13 episodes of pure tension!) I’ve got mixed feelings about he newer characters – I love Barb and Carol and their twisted rivalry, Daddy needs a bit more development but seems like a solid character, and Madison did my nut in the entire time – she was probably meant to, though. Overall a great season of a great show, and special mention to the incredibly surreal opening sequence of the first episode!
Fave Album | Queen by Nicki Minaj
Anyone who knows me knows that Nicki Minaj is one of my favourite artists of all time. I love her attitude, her flow, her humour, and she’s generally a bit of an icon of mine. It’s been almost a four year wait for her latest album, and it dropped slightly unexpectedly last Friday with a bang. This is possibly my favourite Nicki album to date – it incorporates a lot of her older lyrical styles and sounds, but still brings them forward into a new era of Minaj. Songs I’m especially vibe-ing with are Barbie Dreams, LLC & Ganja Burns – especially the “diss”es on Barbie Dreams – DJ Khaled can stay cancelled! I’m super excited to see Nicki on tour next year, and I’m already planning on saving up a load of money to blow on her merch! The queen of rap is definitely back.
Fave Game | Jurassic World Evolution
I’ve been playing this game since it’s release, and it’s beyond addictive. Think Rollercoaster Tycoon but instead of rollercoasters you’re breeding dinosaurs. It’s intense at times, loads of fin & if you’re a fan of the Jurassic Park franchise the small references will add to the experience even more. I love that each new island on this game poses a new problem to overcome and different challenges to tackle, which helps give the overall experience more of a “storyline” and helps it not end up getting too repetitive. Playing with genetics is also a fun feature – and even though I spend a lot of time panicking that my raptors are going to escape, the dinosaurs are quite cute in a CGI, could-easily-kill-everyone kind of way.
What are your current media faves? What should I check out for future roundup posts? Leave me a comment below and let me know!