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TV Series Review: Bridgerton

With some of my favorite series on break, I need something to fill my time besides documentary and food shows. Since I like “The Crown”, my sister suggested I watch “Bridgerton”. She said it’s like the books I used to read from Nora Roberts.

Bridgerton is an English Regency era setting featuring 8 close-knit siblings attempt to find love. The siblings are Anthony (Viscount Bridgerton), Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory and Hyacinth with their mother, Violet (dowager viscountess). This Netflix Original series is produced by Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal) and Chris Van Dusen. The story is inspired by Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels.

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TV Show Review: Bling Empire

Bling Empire is a Netflix reality TV series following LA’s wildy wealthy Asian and Asian American fun seekers as they go all out with fabulous parties, glamour and drama. If you think it’s similar to the movie Crazy Rich Asian, it is but longer as it has 8 episodes.

The TV series follow the lives of Anna Shay, Kelly Mi Li, Kevin Kreider, Kane Lim, Christine Chiu, Gabriel Chiu, Jamie Xie, Cherie Chan, Guy Tang, Andrew Gray, Jessey Lee, Kim Lee.

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House – Season 5, Episode 20

kutnerI know this is a week late but I feel that the message should be sent out to everyone.  This episode of House is truly a shocking one, not just for the characters but also for the viewers.  It really put a twist to the season and made me realize something about life.  The patient which usually comes first becomes last in this episode.

The Patient

The show started with a scene of a guy who has only a few weeks to live and his wife saying their last goodbyes.  However, in a twist of fate, the wife suddenly had difficulty breathing.  Next scene, the team were discussing about the case and the patient wishing to be released to be with her husband.  Taub, with his brilliant idea, brought the husband to her side.  As she found out that they were releasing her, she faked a symptom, which House later found out.   However, when House confronted her, she had a real attack which hit her liver and needs her to have a transplant.  The husband was willing to donate a part of his liver to prolong her life and give enough time to the doctors to find out what’s wrong with her but when they did, it was too late.  The disease was caused by sandflies from her secret trip to Rio.  While conducting the test to check if they’re compatible, they were able to find out a cure to her husband’s sickness.

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Amazing Race 14, Episodes 1-3

The Amazing Race started off last February 15 with 11 teams vying for the 1 million dollars prize.  They had to race around the world and solve puzzles or do tasks which are either physically or mentally stressful.  Players had to deal with flight problems, phobias and sudden change of weather that can make even the strongest team hate each other.

Episode 1:  (Los Alamitos, CA, USA to Stechelberg, Switzerland)

In this season of the Amazing Race, all 11 teams were transported by US Marine helicopters at their base in Los Alamitos, California.  From there the team were instructed to travel to Locarno, Switzerland on either Lufthansa or Air France then by train into Locarno.    The teams have to find the Church of San Antonio wherein they have to register in one of the three groups departing at 715am, 730am and 745am.

At their destination, Verzasca Dam, teams encountered a roadblock where one member of the team has to do a bungee jump on the same place where James Bond jumped in the “Goldeneye”.    After the jump, teams have to travel by train to Interlaken and find Kleine Rugen Weisse.

At Kleine Rugen Weisse, teams have to choose a pair of antique cheese rack and climb up a steep hill.  Once on top, they have to transport down 200 pounds of cheese to an aging shed.   Each cheese weigh 50 pounds and the hill ain’t helping as it’s slippery.  It was a mental and physical challenge for all players and those who give up will surely lose.  After transporting the cheese to the shed, the next clue pointed them to the first Pit Stop in the race, Stechelberg. Continue reading “Amazing Race 14, Episodes 1-3”