2017 TV Shows Recommendations

Westworld:

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1st season is out on HBO. It is a really futuristic cerebral show, meaning that there is a lot of information that you need to analyze on your own. It’s a show that you need to pay attention to at all times; if you don’t you’ll miss crucial plots. I think the plot itself is pretty cool. Westworld is a western-themed amusement park where you can go nuts in because all the locals are actually robots. As the season is ending, there are cool plot twist that leave you with more questions that answers.  My grade: 8.8/10.

The Crown:

1st season is out on Netflix. The show can move a little slowly but overall I liked it. Its not a show that will make you want to binge watch it in one sit-in. Took me some weeks to finish it.  The plot of the show is about the early days of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. It has cool cinematography and locations. The actress that plays the Queen has won some awards and so has the show so it is definitely on the radar. I don’t have much interest in the royals but in a way it is historical so I dug it. It is definitely not for everyone. My grade: 8.1/10. 

The Young Pope:  

Just started in January 2017, on HBO. Hard to judge since it just started but it was definitely not what I expected. It has a promising premise: young American pope who is wildcard, but I don’t think the producers will execute it the right way. It seems that they are going for a ridiculous surrealist vibe, but it comes off as annoying. I’m gonna give it one more shot with the next episode, but most likely will not keep up. My prelim grade: 5.9/10

Anticipated Shows

Planet Earth II:

These are the best, no way around it. David Attenborough’s narration is out of this world, and the footage is always incredible. It’s already out across the pond, but it has yet to premiere in America. Not even sure how to watch it honestly, because the other one’s were on DVD. I’m sure the internet will tell me how. Life, uh, finds a way.

Always Sunny in Philadelphia:

Season 12 on FX. Very binge-able show. If you haven’t watched it is like Seinfeld on crack. The gang never fails to entertain.

Abstract: The Art of Design:

Starting on Netflix. Seemed like my cup off tea. Always cool to analyze A E S T H E T I C designs and see how they were conceived. Plus Michael Jordan is in it.

House of Cards:

Season 5 on Netflix. Obviously a dope show. Can’t wait to see what Frank does next (mostly because I have no idea where the show left off).

Game of Thrones:

Season 7 on HBO. It’s pretty early to talk about, but like come on it’s Thrones. Mother of Dragons x Jon Snow x Tyrion Lannister #squadgoals.

Billions:

Season 2 on Showtime. This is a show that finance oriented people would like. It is a pretty “funny” show but not in a humorous way, if that makes any sense.

Silicon Valley:

Season 4 on HBO. I have to catch up on this show. Really funny.

Veep:

Ive never seen an episode, but I wish I did. Kinda late now.

Dishonorable Mentions:

Stranger Things:

I watched the first episode. The kids kind of irked me. I had no idea what the show was about. Doesn’t necessarily mean its a bad show, but I passed on it.

Atlanta:

I watched the first episode. It was decent and hip-hop oriented (which is dope) but it didn’t grab me. It won awards so some people like it. I passed on it.

This is Us:

I watched some snippets, and it seems VERY emotional. People suffering left and right. I took a hard pass on it.

Ballers:

I watched the first season, and the shows lacked substance. It’s good to maybe have on in the background but definitely not an award winning show. Makes me miss Entourage.

 

 

 

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My Philosophy

Ever since I was a young boy I was always curious about our place in the universe. I would try to learn and read about “what are we?”.

By doing so I have learned how truly vast the universe we live in is. The size of our own solar system is astounding. In the 1970’s NASA launched a mission to explore our Solar System and the shuttles are just now reaching the outer limits of our system. Unreal.

Here’s a pic:

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So back to the main question: What are We? 

My theory is that we are in fact a creation. By “we” I mean all of our observable universe, not just humans. This idea is beyond the beliefs and practices that any of the  current organized religions. Because after all, the concept of religion is human made. By no means, am I denouncing religion or anything like that. Religion has been a pillar of human growth in so many ways. A lot of great utilities in our current society stem from religion and that alone means it has served a good purpose. Has it also created bad habits, human discord, and suffering? Yes, but that is simply human nature.

So this leads to another question: Who created this? and why? 

My theory is that a supreme being did indeed create our universe. Almost like how humans can create a world on the internet or in video games. I think the creator made our universe have certain universal laws (such as gravity, light, matter, etc) and then let it be. So in a way he/she/it programmed the universe.

My current question is does the creator influence our universe, and if so to what extent, or did the creator simply create it and then let it be. If he let it be, is the creation of life simple serendipity?

Now, my belief is that the creator most likely does not have any input on our universe. I think he/she/it merely created it and is letting it run. If the creator DOES have input, he/she/it most likely does not alter matters on the micro level. For example, the creator probably does not control Earth’s weather. Nor does he/she/it control human actions or policies.

Ok so now: Where is this creator?

This is such a tricky one.

My best guess is that the creator resides in a different dimension. I think our current universe will never experience any sort of communication with the creator. I compare this to how my video game character will never get to meet me, nor understand me.

Conclusion:

I think that our job as humans is to build a sane, productive, and benign system. A system that tries to do the best at all times, with least repercussions. I know this isn’t a groundbreaking idea, I believe a philosopher already stated this (I think it was Kant)…. I just googled it and its the idea of Utilitarianism.

So in an ideal world, all humans should realize that we are so lucky to even be alive. I think the chances of intelligent life being formed is 1 in a 400 trillion. Therefore, we have to be our best form. This is easier said then done of course, I can barely get the energy to hit the gym.

I think a large portion of humans needs to be informed that we are all related. That in a sense we are all cousins. If you go back even further, we are all cousins with most of the elements found on earth.

We are all nature. We are all the universe.

Gnarly stuff.

Let’s Give This a Try

Alright.

First post. No big deal.

Alright.

First post. No big deal.

So, why I am doing this?  I’m doing this because I always have so many ideas, thoughts, comments, jokes, stories, etc. and I think others might appriciate them. I’m probably only gonna tell a couple of friends about it because…idk…its just what I’m gonna do. It would also be interesting if friends find this page on their own (shoutout to your google skills).

I am writing this while taking a break from school work. I’ve been doing work ALL DAY. The last few weeks of Fall semester are always the worst because of finals, the weather, it gets dark out early, the year is ending/the world is ending, and everyone is just trying to get to Christmas and New Years.

About the “world is ending part”, I just saw the Leo DiCaprio doc “Before the Flood” and yeah the climate is not looking great eh?… Basically humans have indeed altered the course of our planet’s climate through the use of oil, cows farting (lol), chopping trees, and whatnot. So we only have a really small window to backtrack from some of that damage. If we don’t, the ice caps will keep on melting and climates get weird all around the world. Some places will dry up and others will get flooded. Some will get really hot, others really cold.

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The doc itself was pretty well made cinematography-wise. It had great cameos from Barry O, Elon Musk, the Pope, and some pretty angry indian people. If you have the time for it, def watch it.

Anyways, I’ll probably be posting about business, politics (but like not in the crazy way), maybe some reviews, some hot takes, theories, just whatever is on my mind at the time really.

Disclaimer: The design of this website is not what my ideal aesthetic would be but we’re working on it.