Pose

Have you all seen this amazing new show…Well, I say “new” it’s actually just about to end it’s second series, but it’s only come out this year. It’s freaking sadly amazing.

I don’t normally write a review, I don’t honestly think that I am any good at it. But I really wanted to write something for this one. I think it’s honestly one of the best new shows out there. Everything about, even the concept is something I don’t think I’ve ever heard about before. I definitely did not know about ballrooms and “posing” until the series. I thought I knew a lot about when A.I.Ds and HIV when I first heard about and started to look into it. I was still quiet young when the epidemic hit peak, being only born in 1984. I’m not even really sure that I knew what those words even meant until I got to high school, late 90’s.

I possibly have written about this show before.

It’s a television series about New York City’s African-American and Latino LGBT. The characters compete for trophies and recognition in this underground culture, and who support one another in a network of chosen families known as Houses. It also takes place around the time where AIDS and H.I.V are starting to become an epidemic. It confronts the real life issues of the bigotry around this time. By the second season most of the main characters in the show are either HIV-positive or living with AIDS.

What I love is that although being sad and being some reality of the situation to life. Its mostly about the family you choose.

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Autopsy!

You didn’t see that one coming, did you?!

I don’t normally write about television shows, but this one is amazing and I just wanted to share…My partner gives me “Not this again” eyes, when I try telling him about the newest episode.

Autopsy: The Last Hours of…Is about certain well known, mainly celebrities who have died seemingly before their time, or have a lot of Myths surrounding their deaths. It does take into account some of the Myths, because sometimes the Myths to do have some truth to them. The deaths are investigated by either one of three different forensic pathologist/psychologist.

  • Dr Richard Shepherd – Has been in the most episodes.
  • Dr Anjula Mutanda
  • Jason Payne-James

So far the ones that I have seen are about Michael Hutchence (INXS), Robin Williams, Bruce Lee and Marilyn Monroe. As well as some I have not yet seen (the show is usually on here at 11pm at night on a ‘work night’) Such as Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Maurice Gibbs and Janis Joplin. There were a couple of others that I have seen, but they have been a little less known. The show is narrated by Iain Glen (aka Jorah Mormont).

If you are interested in the mind and are kind of interested in how peoples minds work before their deaths, this is a good show for that. This isn’t really a “crime” show because none of these people died while necessarily committing a crime. It’s all about what lead up to their deaths and what it might have been like for them in the last 25 hours of their lives. How possibly, if it all, their deaths could have been prevented.

Take the Bruce Lee “case” for example, an injury roughly three year prior to his death…Ultimately caused his death. A slipped disc three years prior meant that Bruce Lee started to take steroids quiet regularly. We know now the dangers of constant steroid taking, but Bruce Lee and I doubt the people around him knew that much about it at the time. Only a couple of months earlier he had collapsed and the only reason he did not die that particular time was because they were able to get to the hospital on time.

Whereas and probably the saddest one that I watched was about Robin Williams and while ultimately he died by his own hands. There were SO many factors in his death, not just that he was “unhappy”. You probably have heard rumours that Robin Williams had Parkinson or something similar. It was determined that Robin Williams died by Lewy Body Dementia. 

Lew Body Dementia is a rare form of Dementia and something that I would not wish on my worse enemy, let alone Robin Williams, who brought so much joy. It not only causes your usual dementia symptoms, but it becomes much more severe. It’s almost like you have Parkinsons AND Alzheimer together, on top of that the person suffering is more like to suffer from extreme hallucinations.

While the above is depressing, it’s made me realise that Robin Williams it STILL a hero to me when it comes to mental health. I’m sure if he hadn’t of had Lewy he would have fought his depression.

Back on topic…

If this seems like an interest to you, please watch it! It is completely fascinating.

 

Share Your World…Week 24

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Share Your World

Here are your questions for this week

What’s your favorite charitable cause and why?  

I donate to a few, but the one that I love donating too is our Guide Dogs. I have a special soft spot to animals just in general, generally because they are way kinder than humans and they cannot speak to us, so we have to listen to them even harder. Animals can bring comfort and  a special kind of friendship to those who are blind.

What color do you feel most comfortable wearing?  

Oh this is an interesting, there are two colours that I feel most comfortable wearing. When I went to look nice but remain comfortable and more “inconspicuous” I like to wear Blue. When I want to stand out though, I love wearing Red. I have had many people say that “Red” is my colour.

If you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be? (guest can be dead, alive, famous or someone you just know) Good Question! (Took me a while to think of some answers)

  • My Great Grandfather, not only do I miss him SO much, but he had such an interesting mind! Very ahead of his time.
  • Gene Kelly (just LOVE him).
  • Oprah…I think she’s interviewed and covered the most interesting topics and people, she’s had an very interesting life. I believe she’s got a very interesting and open mind.

List:  What are at least five places you’ve enjoyed visiting?

  • Queensland, beautiful people and beautiful place…Always semi-warm too!
  • Arizona and the UK (I’ve put these two together because I’ve family and friends in both these places).
  • Our local Zoo … I know that Zoo’s keep getting a bad rap lately, but the really good Zoo’s (like my local one) are great educational and awareness tools!
  • I love going to the beach when it’s nice and cool, not to hot and not too windy either!
  • Then there’s my “secret place” it’s a couple of hours drive and when I go there I tend to stay the entire weekend.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Gotham

I am OBSESSED with the new television show “Gotham” which is a new television show based on the Batman legend.

If you have not seen it already (and you need to watch it!) the long story short is that the show is based around James Gordon. The detective that teams up in pretty much every story of Batman. It’s the prequel too all the Batman story and Villains. So the show starts off with a young Bruce Wayne parents being murdered. It is literally from the beginning of Batman. So don’t expect the classic characters in the episodes from the 60’s television shows and movies.

I have been loving the television show, it explains a lot of the villains start and how they turned into who they turned into. At the moment it is focusing on two particular villains and the actors portraying these villains are perfect for the roles. Whoever was the genius behind hiring these actors must of looked high and low for these people because they look and act perfectly like the characters. Almost better than the other movies and television shows…The Penguin…Sublime!

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