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Faves and Flaws: Reign rules as the new guilty pleasure

What happens with a tv-blog when blogger number one goes to three concerts in one week and gets the flu after that and blogger number two is swamped with work? Well no updates, because both bloggers are way behind on watching their favorite shows (boo!). But here is the good news. We are back! Although blogger number two still has loads of work to do, so let’s say we are back for 75%. But we are ‘the glass is half-full’ kinda gals, so time to stop moping and share our Faves & Flaws from the last two weeks (written by M, with input from C).

ATC’s Hall of Faves
In sports you get an MVP award, on All That Cubeness you get a place in our Hall of Faves. The “hall” where we like to showcase all the big and small things that we found pleasing to the eye. And we mean pleasing to the eye as a figure of speech, cause there’s more to the world than shirtless actors. (Yes there really is, we were suprised too.) 

Reign is the new guilty pleasure this fall season
Reign S01E02

I just have to say that I ADORE Reign. First I thought the promos were mweh, but when I heard Reign described as “Gossip Girl with political intrigue and backstabbing […] it’s basically crack”, I was intrigued (who wouldn’t?! And you all know that I loved Gossip Girl in it’s early years). I’m so glad I started watching this show two weeks ago. It’s such a guilty pleasure. I really don’t care that part of the show – costumes etc. – isn’t historically accurate (the actors looks stunning anyway), it’s just super entertaining. Reign has got a great love triangle (Mary, Queen of Scots – fiance and soon to be king of France, Francis – his bastard brother Sebastian), a little mystery (who tries to kill Mary, who is the guardian angel who runs around the secret passages in the castle and why will Mary be the death of Francis?), some girl talk (Mary and her friends/minions but not in a B. Waldorf way) and a great soundtrack (the hipster stuff like The Lumineers). Of course it wouldn’t be CW show if the show wasn’t a little bit too sexy for their target audience (one of Mary’s minions and the King – who already has a mistress might I add – can’t keep out of each others pants).

Basically sounds like a period piece of Gossip Girl, right? So why aren’t you watching?! I promise that Mary and Francis first kiss will be epic. Since they are only allowed to hold hands until they are actually married, the tension between them reaches a whole new level than your usual teen soap. Like I said: Reign rules.

Ming’s Asian Mafia wardrobe on Awkward is AMAZING
Awkward S03E11

Ming looks amazing with her Hollywood hair, customized hats and tracksuits this second part of the third season Awkward. I was actually temped to buy some studs and start decorating my (also yet to be bought) Adidas jacket, just like hers.

ATC’s Hall of Flaws
Unfortunately, not everything is praiseworthy. And yes, flaws make perfection, that’s true. And yes, we often love our shows for both the good and the bad. But some things just need some work, big time! Below are some of our pointers for the writers to get everything back on track. We’d love to hear if you agree or disagree, so feel free to leave a comment.

Nina Dobrev adds a third The Vampire Diaries character to her resume
TVD S05E03 Amara

I wonder if TVD has to deal with budget cuts. Besides Nina, Paul and Zach are playing a second part on the show this season. TVD reached a whole new level when they got into the döppelganger history with Silas and Amara. How the hell are we ever going to keep all of them apart?! But the part that actually made me giggle was the reveal of Silas true love Amara – another Nina Dobrev part – in kind of the same setting as Jeremy, Matt and Katherine’s camping spot last week. Luckily for Nina Amara got killed of immediately, because her shooting schedule must be crazy enough as it is. And two döppelgangers are enough in my opinion.

Aiden goes rogue on Revenge, again
Revenge S03E04 Aiden

Yawn. Seriously writers, couldn’t you think of anything better? In a nutshell: Aiden knows that Jack knows of Emily being the actual Amanda Clarke, which turns Aiden back into the jealous ex and that’s why he points the Graysons in the direction of Jack when they discuss possible suspects who caused Conrad’s Ferrari accident. Do we really have to relive parts of sucky season 2? The show’s “twists” bore us to death these days. Get your shit together, Revenge. We really mean it this time.

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