BSBS Review: Me Before You

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Full/Fuller House

Full House was an important sitcom for me to watch in my childhood as it did provide for me an alternative to what other parenting styles were out there. So when I heard that the story would continue in the reboot/spinoff Fuller House, I couldn’t help but shed my thoughts on both shows and compare them.

Mind you, my thoughts on Full House were based on a tiny impression I got last year when I gave it a shot at a rewatch. It wasn’t until Fuller House and this scene where Stephanie’s classmate admits to being beaten at home, did I get interested in what I’m doing now: binge watching Full House.

So right off the bat, I will retract what I say in my review and let you know that I am finding myself more inclined to identify with the legitimate conflicts they faced in Full House, as well as stating that the heart of the original is bigger than the new series because the feels sure hit me at times.

This review is my first non-book, non-movie review and made me realize that I don’t have to restrict myself to book to film adaptations and maybe branch out. I felt so ansy about wanting to make another video and I couldn’t wait for the next two BSBS reviews I’ll post in the next couple days, that I just had to randomly do this retrospective one.

Enjoy!

How to Be Single

In BSBS fashion, following a ranty review on something I loathed, here’s something I loved. Thanks to this desire of mine to review book to film adaptations, I caught wind of How to Be Single, a book about the modern love life and how it has changed since women have become more independent to pursue careers and become financially stable without having to get married.

It was complimentary to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies being about women exercising their power to choose the right man to marry for life, in hopes of landing a nice and wealthy man. But gone was the wordiness and stupid pointless zombie decaptation scenes and presented to me what I prefer in my fiction now; contemporary and grounded in reality.

For this video, I strayed away from getting too detailed on the plot and storyline and focused more on the philosophy of it. I wanted to leave those details for others to enjoy at their own leisure and talk more about the cultural impact this book can have if more people read it, or even watched the movie. The idea that being single shouldn’t be a shameful affliction, rather a liberating time in your life where you can develop self-knowledge and heal from your pain before you find a lover to share your life and self with.