Second Time is the Charm! Reviews – Bad Guy & Secret Garden

Second Time is the Charm! Reviews – Bad Guy & Secret Garden

 

Some shows just ran through me the first time, like an uncomfortable evening after eating bad sushi.  Two shows in particular – Bad Guy and Secret Garden – pissed me off in almost every episode.  I fast-forwarded through large chunks the first round.  I couldn’t get over the ridiculously flawed plot line of Bad Guy and I couldn’t stomach the douche-bag persona of the male lead in Secret Garden.  Most people agreed with my initial response to Bad Guy.  And most people disagreed with my first impression of Secret Garden.

Then I watched them again.  I had too. I couldn’t stop thinking about them.  I felt I had missed something.  I wanted to see a few key scenes again.  I liked the music from Bad Guy.  I liked the female leads muscular legs in Secret Garden.  So, I popped in the DVDs and gave them both a second shot.

Seriously – how cool is she?  Definitely deserves a second viewing… and third… and…

And like magic – both shows revealed a whole new side to me.  It was like finding out you’re not, in fact, allergic to gluten and enjoying a pizza after fifteen years of abstinence.  What kind fate to bring us back together for such a happy reunion!

Let us explore Bad Guy & Secret Garden with our new rose-colored glasses, shall we?

SPOILERS FOLLOW

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Review – The Snow Queen

Review – The Snow Queen

Let’s start with the basics.

Our main protagonist male is a math genius.  Immediate nerd points.  Super smart  characters are some of my favorites.  Super smart in math, extra bonus points.  Oh Math, you wicked beast of probabilities and undecipherable abbreviations.  In fourth grade I was caught cheating on my multiplication tables.  Did this shame me into a begrudging acceptance of math?  Nope.  Cheated on the next test too.  Instinctively I must have known the Great and Powerful Internet was on its way and all mathematical concerns could immediately be solved via search engine.  What’s 7% of $34,021?  Who cares!  The web is littered with nifty programs that solve all my number problems.  Pi?  Pie is delicious.

MINOR SPOILERS FOLLOW (or major if you were drunk during the first episode and missed the billboard sized spoilers embedded in the first scene)

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