Your Heart Melts, Not the Snow: Disney presents “Frozen II”

Are you ready for the tears, heartbreak, loving and magical masterpiece that is Frozen II? Trust me, you’re not. Disney has fully out done themselves. Also, parents, be prepared, there are plenty of songs that are about to be on your playlists. On repeat.

On this go round, Elsa and Ana get another shot at sisterly love and a whole lot of truth. We get so many questions answered, like why does Elsa have powers, but not Ana? What happened to their parents? There is so many moments that makes you laugh, makes you cry and makes you smile. According to my son, Olaf is his favorite. That is no surprise because Olaf as usual warms our heart with his cool demeanor, but the love between Ana and Elsa will have you wanting to watch Frozen II, twice.

If you are ready for a great family night of laughter and warmth, Frozen II is right where you want to be.

“How to Get Away With Murder”: The Goodbye

Left to Right: Asher (MattMcGorry), Connor (Jack Falahee), Michaela (Aja Naomi), Oliver (Conrad Ricamora)

We have already kicked off the the 6th and final season of one of ABC’s most thrilling dramas, How to Get Away with Murder. Starring the exquisitely talented, Oscar and Tony winning, Viola Davis, HTGAWM has taken us on a roller coaster ride through lies, betrayals, subterfuge and of course, murder.

I feel in love with this show because of its diversity as much as the thrilling mysteries that surround these murders, and there have been a few. Shonda Rhimes and Peter Nowalk has built a cast full of diversity, complexities and intriguing stories. I can’t say there is a favorite, because each character has so much to love about them. Annalise, played by Davis, has been the only one without blood on her hands, besides Oliver (Conrad Ricamora), and has taken the most abuse, some self-inflicted. Yet, at the beginning of the season we found out that the final murder is hers. We still don’t know yet who did it, but I have my theory; she dies by Laurel’s hands (Karla Souza). But we shall see.

Each character has backstories that keep drawing you in, but it is the decisions they keep make your eyes glued to the screen. This season is full of so many things; Michaela (Aja Naomi) meets her father, who is kind of a “Zaddy”, Oliver gets his first three-some, Asher (Matt McGorry) starts a somewhat serious self-reflection and Frank (Charlie Weber) gets the first beat-down that I have ever really seen him get. Those alone make you tune in each Thursday night.

I do not know how this is all going to end, but I am 100% on board and can’t miss one moment.

The Smaller, the Creepier: “Evil” S1:E4 Rose390

This review is gonna be quick, this episode was a trip. I mean, we get to meet evil in one of it’s most disturbing forms, with the face of a child. To make it worse, it was two children.

David, Kristen and Ben are invited to evaluate a young boy that has effectively brought his family to the point of terror. Locks on doors and cabinets, huddled in one room to keep him out while they sleep has you already fearing for this family. To see the boy is only like 10?! Well, that is a mind f- through and through.

Though David tried to help, I swear all he did was teach a little sociopath how to be a more effective little sociopath. Unfortunately, I was write. Then he was a gone little sociopath. And though I can not condone such behavior, I understand.

Rose390 is a virtual demon child that further validates my decision to put parental locks on all my children’s electronics. No shame. Thanks for that validation, Evil. Speaking of which, my son has joined my reaction video, so check it out on my Twitter @SkylahAnari! See you next episode and remember to catch Evil on Thursdays on CBS and CBS All Access!

Real Heroes Wear Glitter: Heimann’s “Kappa Force”

We have heard the adage “not all superheroes wear capes,” but here, they sure as hell do wear glitter. From Revry and the brilliant, but slightly twisted mind, of Addison Heimann comes the queer hero show “Kappa Force” that you didn’t realize you were missing until he gave it to you. We are introduced to a world of LBGTQ that looks good and kicks ass. Heimann’s satirical heroes are a force to be reckoned it.

Lets get the serious stuff out the way: this show addresses real world issues. Women fighting against the patriarchy, the patriarchy literally killing to maintain the systemic structure, the overwhelming desire to destroy what can’t be controlled and sexuality is celebrated and not condemned. Situated on a college campus, it becomes clear there is an immediate division, him vs her, us vs them, sorority vs fraternity and even heroes vs douches. The social statement being made against the patriarchy and the celebration of sexuality in all its forms is powerful and clear. Though wrapped in a smile, “Kappa Force” tackles intense social discourse and brings it into a safe space for discuss and frankly, it is something that I think has been missing from the conversation, or at least the attempts to have it. Truly it is one of the gifts of comedy, it brings tension down, but still allows for the serious conversations to be had. One of the many things Heimann has brought with this show.

Here is what I love about this show, there are no apologies for being who they are. Where other shows would shy away from highlighting characters’ sexuality, or make it a negative portrayal, that is not here. Heimann’s embrace of the many facets of sexuality that we have is celebrated never criticized. Even when one of the characters (not saying who, but its good) finally admits that he is gay, there is not one dissent. Mostly, because even we can tell. But what I love about it is when they came out, he was not shunned, argued with, nor made to feel ashamed; he was embraced (figuratively not literally). That acceptance is what I want for all members of the LBGTQ community, because they are people who just want to be loved for who they are, like everyone else; though this is a satire, there is legitimate love for each person. Except The Douche. But we aren’t supposed to love him, because frankly, he is a douche.

Being a satirical show, there is lots to laugh about, so it is surprising that this laughter was born from a dark space. Heimann spoke about how he traversed through a sea of depression, but seemed to find the light at the end of it with the birth of “Kappa Force” and that in itself is powerful. Creating “Kappa Force” may have been realized in darkness, but it is giving me life! I am excited to see where this show goes and can’t watch to see the evolution of these sorority based, kick ass band of female and female identifying heroes. I am here for it and I am in love with it. Bring out the glitter and spandex, gotta go kick some douchey a- (wait this is a family page, but you get it).

6 Types of Possession: “Evil” is Wireless S1:E3 3 Stars Reaction

Don’t forget to catch my video reaction to the episode on my Twitter @SkylahAnari, let’s get started. There are remixes to possession?! Thanks for that creepy thought. 6 versions of it is like there are 6 versions of your ex out there. Do your best to get away from that. Back to Evil. Tackling insanity vs demonic possession goes wireless this episode and frankly, that is disturbing. Side note: Thank the heavens George was not there to torment me today! Moving on:

What is an intriguing aspect of this show is how facing these pieces of “evil” changes and molds each person who comes in contact with it. Kristen’s evolution is based in her good heart, her desire to do good. Watching where she redraws the lines as to bending the law to prevent someone from breaking it, or breaking others in the process, is rather fascinating to watch.

David though is confusing me. I’m trying to figure out if he sees visions or has he just been doping himself and having some tripped out hallucinations that are based in his faith. And a little shroom. I’m hoping that gets answered by time the series ends in 5 years lol. (Yes, I’m putting it out there)

Also, we got a little nugget about Ben’s sister, Karima, involving a secret baby. Can’t wait to see how this one develops. Good luck sis.

After the mystery was ‘solved,’ another developed. As another body hit the ground (pun intended), all I could think was: “Hell is only half full”