Rick and Morty Season 3 (Television Review) – The Best Season So Far

Rick and Morty has quickly become one of my favourite shows that is currently airing. I reviewed the first and second season earlier this year after binge-watching the show on Netflix and it was very entertaining. Rick Sanchez is one of the funniest characters that I have ever had the pleasure to watch and I was expecting more of the same wacky humour in Season 3.

Additionally, I was hoping for this season of television to be much more consistent in terms of quality. Even though I really liked Season 1 and 2 of Rick and Morty, there were some episodes that were underwhelming. I was eager to find out whether Season 3 could be the best season of Rick and Morty so far.

Rick Sanchez in Rick and Morty Season 3 Episode 1 The Rickshank Rickdemption

My Thoughts on Season 3 of Rick and Morty

The premiere of Season 3, titled ‘The Rickshank Rickdemption’, was actually released back in April and it immediately became my favourite episode of Rick and Morty so far. This made it even more agonising that I had to wait until the end of July before I could watch the next episode. Still, while difficult, the wait was worth it. For me, this is the best season of Rick and Morty that I have had the pleasure of watching.

As a whole, Season 3 felt like a step above the previous seasons in many regards. For one, the animation was superb. You can see why it took such a long time for this season of Rick and Morty to be made judging from how far the animation has come from Season 2. This was particularly evident in ‘The Rickshank Redemption’ as well as ‘Pickle Rick’ and ‘The Ricklantis Mixup’.

Rick Sanchez Mulan Sauce Gif in Rick and Morty Season 3 Episode 1 The Rickshank Rickdemption

Moreover, ‘Pickle Rick’ and ‘The Ricklantis Mixup’, along with episodes such as ‘Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender’ and ‘Rest and Ricklaxation’, proved how brilliant the comedy in Rick and Morty really is. These episodes were hysterically funny, especially ‘Rest and Ricklaxation’ and ‘The Ricklantis Mixup’. For me, those episodes cemented this season as being the best so far. I was nearly crying with laughter while watching these episodes.

The Brilliance of Rick Sanchez + A Darker Tone

Rick Sanchez was at the heart of all the brilliant moments during this season. Truly, he is becoming an iconic television character both from a comedic perspective and from a dramatic perspective too. Indeed, Season 3 had a much darker and serious tone compared to Season 1 and 2. We have seen how Rick and Morty is not afraid to address serious issues in the past and Season 3 is no different. Certainly, a common theme that was prevalent throughout this season was the issue of Beth and Jerry’s divorce.

Rick Sanchez in Rick and Morty Season 3 Episode 3 Pickle Rick

We see how the divorce has impacted both Morty and Summer and I appreciated that, even with all the crazy adventures and events going on this season, the divorce and the issues within the family were always present. It helped to ground the show when it needed to be grounded. Additionally, ‘Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender’ dealt with the relationship between Morty and Rick in a way which blended comedy and drama in a seamless way.

Still, the most dramatic moments occurred during ‘The Ricklantis Mixup’. I mentioned how I regard that episode as being one of the funniest but I also feel that, at the same time, it dealt with some very heavy stuff. The focus of this episode is on the redevelopment of the Citadel of Ricks and, in many ways, the episode was a commentary on our own society. This was especially evident during a speech made by a Morty who was running for President. The speech drew a lot of parallels between the divides present in the Citadel and the divides in our own world.

Rick and Morty Breakdown Gif in Rick and Morty Season 3 Episode 6 Rest and Ricklaxation

Evil Morty!!!

This was a truly heartfelt moment that was evidence of how fantastic Rick and Morty can be in its more serious, darker moments. This made it all the more shocking when we see that it was actually Evil Morty who delivered this speech which, in turn, helped him become President! Evil Morty was a character that was introduced in Season 1 of Rick and Morty and this is the first time we have seen him since. This was such a great call back to make and I am sure we will see this story-line be developed in future seasons.

As you can see, the strongest episodes in Season 3 of Rick and Morty really impressed me and even the weaker episodes were still very enjoyable. Episodes such as ‘Rickmancing the Stone’ and ‘The ABC’s of Beth’ will not rank amongst the best episodes of Rick and Morty but they were still good. Moreover, I thought that even though ‘Morty’s Mind Blowers’ was effectively a clip show, it was cool for the twist to be that these were clips we had never seen.

Evil Morty in Rick and Morty Season 3 Episode 7 The Ricklantis Mixup

Learning From Your Mistakes

It also proved how the showrunners learn from the weakest aspects of previous seasons due to the fact that ‘Morty’s Mind Blowers’ was also a great twist on the interdimensional cable episodes. To me, when we had an episode like this in Season 1 and 2, they were always the weakest episodes of that season. ‘Morty’s Mind Blowers’ was a huge improvement from those type of episodes.

The only thing from Season 3 that was a bit underwhelming was the season finale. While I still liked the episode, it did not reach the same heights that the finale of Season 2 did. Still, I am really nitpicking here which proves how I consider Season 3 to be a great season of Rick and Morty and TV in general. Now I am just bummed out that we are probably going to have to wait a good while before Season 4 comes out.

GLOW Season 1 (Television Review) – Fun and Poignant

GLOW is a comedy-drama television series created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch. This TV show was developed for Netflix and stars Kate Nash, Sydelle Noel, Britney Young, Marc Maron, Betty Gilpin and Alison Brie. The show focuses on the characters and gimmicks of a fictionalised version of the syndicated women’s professional wrestling circuit known as the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW).

It is set in 1980s Los Angeles and the main protagonist is Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), a struggling actress who turns to wrestling in order to survive in Hollywood. However, she is at odds with director Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron) and best friend Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin) after a shocking betrayal.

My Knowledge and Expectation of Season 1 of GLOW

Up until a month ago, I knew nothing about GLOW. My first encounter with this TV show came from Alison Brie’s promotional campaign through her Instagram profile. Additionally, apart from Alison Brie, I knew nothing about any of the cast. Still, I eventually became intrigued by the premise of the show and, after the great reviews it has been receiving since its release on Netflix, I was looking forward to a season of television that I assumed would be, at the very least, enjoyable.

Alison Brie as Ruth Wilder in GLOW

My Thoughts on Season 1 of GLOW

While I do not hold GLOW in the same lofty regard as many others, I found it to be an extremely entertaining, fun television show that was at its best through its dramatic moments rather than its comedic moments. Don’t get me wrong, the show is funny at times and most of the humour came from Sam Sylvia who was my favourite part of GLOW. Marc Maron did a fantastic job in bringing this character to life and I hope he gets recognised for it in the form of an Emmy nomination.

What really made Sam Sylvia such a great character was the fact that, in addition to the comedy, he had layers. Maron portrayed the character in a way where you feel sympathetic for someone who, despite his obvious flaws, is doing his best to make it in Hollywood. Underneath his exterior, he has a heart. In fact, a lot of the characters in GLOW were anything but superficial, especially Machu Picchu (Britney Young). All of this made for some very poignant moments.

Marc Maron as Sam Sylvia in GLOW

I also liked Alison Brie in the lead role of Ruth Wilder and she elevated a talented ensemble cast. You can tell that the whole cast had a great time making GLOW and it transferred well into the actual show as there was a real camaraderie between the female wrestlers. The relationship that they all had with each other felt very natural.

The Music of GLOW

Furthermore, the music in GLOW was great. It fitted well with the aesthetic of the show and particular songs that were highlights for me were ‘Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)’ by Journey and ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’ by Scorpions. Another element of GLOW which I must commend is the number of episodes we got and the length of those episodes too.

Some of the Ladies of GLOW

There were 10 episodes in this first season of GLOW and they were all around 30 minutes long. Because of this structure, the show flowed very well. It was tight, succinct storytelling that made for a great binge. Moreover, the way this first season ended sets up the second season nicely and I am looking forward to seeing this story continuing because GLOW is a good show that deserves to be supported. I hope you give it a chance.

House of Cards Season 5 (Television Review) – Brilliant Television

House of Cards is a political drama television series created by Beau Willimon. The first episode was released in 2013 and, since then, the show has gone from strength to strength and the fifth season was recently released on Netflix. This fifth season sees the return of Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as Frank Underwood and Claire Underwood respectively along with Michael Kelly, Paul Sparks, Jayne Atkinson, Derek Cecil, Neve Campbell, Lars Mikkelsen, Joel Kinnaman, Boris McGiver, Campbell Scott and Patricia Clarkson.

My Knowledge and Expectation of Season 5 of House of Cards

House of Cards is one of my favourite television shows. It exudes class and a big reason why this TV show is so good is because of Kevin Spacey. He has created a character in Frank Underwood that is so manipulative, Machiavellian and ruthless that you cannot help being captivated by his sheer presence and the arcs he has been a part of in House of Cards. While Spacey has and always will be the consistent highlight of House of Cards, he has a great supporting cast around him. Robin Wright and Michael Kelly have also been brilliant in this TV show.

I have loved every season of House of Cards. While some are better than others, they are always great seasons of television to watch. Consequently, this meant my expectations going into this fifth season were high, especially as this season would clearly be a commentary on Donald Trump and the 2016 election. Moreover, I was looking forward to seeing the effects of the finale of Season 4 and to see the continuation of Underwood’s own election campaign against Will Conway (Joel Kinnaman).

Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey as Claire Underwood and Frank Underwood in Season 5 of House of Cards

My Thoughts on Season 5 of House of Cards

Unsurprisingly, House of Cards delivers yet again. Right from the beginning, we are welcomed back to the show with an opening scene that just epitomised Frank Underwood. It laid a great foundation for what this season would focus on which was the push for a Declaration of War against ICO and a move towards totalitarian rule. I also liked how this season focused on relevant issues at this time such as cyber-terrorism and voter suppression.

Indeed, they would turn out to be pivotal tools used in the election campaign between Frank Underwood and Will Conway. Speaking of Will Conway, it was interesting to dig deeper into his character in terms of scars from his military history and how the pressure of the campaign had a significant toll on his ability to be in charge and control. He eventually became marginalised, lost to Frank Underwood and had the embarrassment of being offered the role of Transportation Secretary. In the end, Conway could not cope with the ruthless nature of Frank Underwood and politics in general. Secretary Durant (Jayne Atkinson) was also victim to Underwood’s ruthlessness.

Another element of this season that I really enjoyed was the return of Lars Mikkelsen as Viktor Petrov. Petrov is the President of Russia and the main reason why I liked his return was because I suddenly realised that I was watching the live-action version of Grand Admiral Thrawn. If you are confused, Mikkelsen voices Thrawn in Star Wars Rebels and I loved how it suddenly clicked for me that he plays great characters in two of my favourite shows. Moreover, Petrov continued to be a great adversary (and he was rocking a great beard!).

Joel Kinnaman and Dominique McElligott as Will Conway and Hannah Conway in Season 5 of House of Cards

Possible Impeachment

Another arc that continued over into this season was the investigation into Frank Underwood that is being led by Tom Hammerschmidt (Boris McGiver) at The Washington Herald. When you look at the wider picture, this is the biggest threat to Frank’s quest for power as Hammerschmidt is getting closer to uncovering the true reason why Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara) died. Interestingly, the nature of how Frank received his liver transplant in Season 4 of House of Cards was also nearly exposed. This could have threatened Frank’s reign as President of the United States which was under immediate threat by possible impeachment.

The threat of impeachment forced Frank to initiate a type of “Big Brother” surveillance in The White House to provide him with an edge when it seemed like everything and everyone was against him. It seems that Frank was not lying when he said that democracy was overrated! I must give a lot of credit to Kevin Spacey in portraying this character in such a way that, even though we know he is evil, we cannot help but root for him. His acting is second-to-none.

Furthermore, his relationship with Claire Underwood is always captivating when they are both working together and against each other. After seeing this season of House of Cards, it seems that they will be at odds for the foreseeable future and I loved how this was subtly set up throughout this season. Claire always seemed liked she wanted more and perhaps her relationship with Frank has run its course.

Patricia Clarkson as Jane Davis in Season 5 of House of Cards

New Characters

Indeed, new characters such as Mark Usher (Campbell Scott) and Jane Davis (Patricia Clarkson) seem to be pivotal in how this split between Frank and Claire came to be. I liked both characters, especially Mark Usher and I look forward to seeing how they progress in the next season of House of Cards.

One character who will most definitely not be in the next season of House of Cards is Tom Yates (Paul Sparks). Yates was murdered by Claire and I was glad that their relationship came to an end. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the relationship they had as it humanised Claire. But, it had run its course. LeAnn Harvey (Neve Campbell) was another victim and I believe that this will have a big impact on Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly).

Doug Stamper is one of my favourite characters in House of Cards and he has shown unquestionable loyalty to Frank Underwood. For me, this loyalty could now be called into question. If being forced to take the fall for Zoe Barnes’ death was not enough, Doug may finally realise that, after the supposed death of LeAnn, Underwood has no boundaries in terms of who he must sacrifice to stay in power.

Kevin Spacey and Michael Kelly as Frank Underwood and Doug Stamper in Season 5 of House of Cards

My Only Criticism

There was a lot of stuff going on in Season 5 of House of Cards and, yet again, it was captivating television. The only criticism I would levy at this season was that there was no shocking moment. In Season 1, we had the “suicide” of Peter Russo. In Season 2, we had Zoe Barnes’ “suicide” and, in Season 4, we had the assassination attempt on Frank Underwood. A moment such as these ones was lacking in this season of House of Cards.

Still, the acting and the cinematography was stellar as always. Additionally, the arcs that the characters were a part of in this season progressed the story to a point where, for me, we are reaching the end-game of House of Cards. I feel as though Frank Underwood is slowly losing his grip on the situation, despite feeling like he is the puppet-master of everything (In fact, he effectively stated this in the final episode of this season). Season 6 of House of Cards cannot come quicker. If you have not caught up or even watched House of Cards, I urge you to do so as soon as you can because it is gripping television.

13 Reasons Why Season 1 (Television Review) – Important, Powerful Television

13 Reasons Why is a television series developed by Brian Yorkey for Netflix and executive produced by Tom McCarthy and Selena Gomez. Gomez was originally going to play the lead character in what would have been a film adaptation of 13 Reasons Why. However, that did not transpire; it was created as a TV show instead and it is based on the 2007 novel by Jay Asher. The story focuses on Hannah (Katherine Langford), a high-school student who kills herself after an accumulation of traumatic failures, brought on by select individuals within their school, including Clay (Dylan Minnette), a shy, introverted classmate of Hannah.

My Knowledge and Expectation of Season 1 of 13 Reasons Why

I did not know anything about 13 Reasons Why until a couple of weeks ago when it became a phenomenon. Everyone was talking about it whether it was on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube; it was being praised across the board and it made me want to watch it as soon as possible. From reading the synopsis, I knew that this was going to be a show which dealt with very serious, deep issues such as suicide, mental health, bullying and cyber-bullying. I was interested to see how well 13 Reasons Why would handle them.

Dylan Minnette and Katherine Langford in 13 Reasons Why

My Thoughts on Season 1 of 13 Reasons Why

This is one of the best seasons of television that I have watched in a long time. One of the many things that impressed me about 13 Reasons Why was the performances of the young, diverse cast. Certainly, Katherine Langford and Dylan Minnette are brilliant as Hannah and Clay. They show immense range in their acting and they had great chemistry together which makes their relationship believable. You really connect with these two characters and deeply care about them as the show progresses. I really liked Christian Navarro’s portrayal of Tony who was one of my favourite characters along with Clay and Jeff (Brandon Larracuente). Brandon Flynn also gave a layered performance as Justin.

In fact, every character in 13 Reasons Why is layered. No one in this show is a superficial stereotype. It may seem that way at the beginning. But, as all great shows do, the characters are fleshed out and developed to a point where you are invested in every person in the show, even the ones you don’t like (*cough* Courtney *cough*). They feel like real people. As a collective, the young cast achieved the difficult feat of outshining the adult actors in the show who themselves were very good, especially Kate Walsh who played Hannah’s mother.

Dylan Minnette and Christian Navarro in 13 Reasons Why

Mature and Respectful

13 Reasons Why brilliantly deals with its heavy themes with a remarkable deal of maturity, grace and respect. It could have been very easy for the show to have an overbearing message or have an abundance of clichés. Instead, 13 Reasons Why is sensitive and authentic in portraying themes such as suicide, mental health and the struggle of adolescence in an extremely powerful way. There are many times where this show is difficult to watch, especially in the later episodes, but it is never offensive or exploitative.

A lot of this is down to brilliant storytelling. Each episode focuses on one side of the tapes that Clay listens to and, through this, each episode tells us something new about Hannah, Clay and/or the other characters/relationships in the show. The story grips you from the beginning, it never lets go and it will stick with you well after it is over.

Hannah and Clay in 13 Reasons Why

I also appreciated how, after Hannah’s death, Clay’s life is shot with a blue lens whereas, in the flashbacks where Hannah is alive, Clay’s memories are shot in lens’ of bright, warm colours. I appreciated that subtle cinematography. Additionally, the use of music in 13 Reasons Why is fantastic. The music ranges in songs from the 80s to obscure indie bands and it really added to a lot of the emotional moments in the show.

Overall, I am extremely confident that 13 Reasons Why will help millions of people dealing with hardships in their life, especially millennials who can relate to a lot of what the show deals with. I also think it can be informative for older generations of people. There is something for everyone in this show and it has a lot of great qualities which helps it rank amongst shows such as Freaks and Geeks as one of the best high-school dramas ever made. Moreover, unlike Freaks and Geeks, I feel like 13 Reasons Why will be given the chance to continue its story in a second season as a lot of things are left unresolved and I am eager for more.

Rick and Morty Season 1 + 2 (Television Review) – Crazy But Fun

Rick and Morty is an adult animated series created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. The show premiered in December 2013 and there are two full seasons which you can watch right now with a third soon on the way. The story of the show focuses on Rick Sanchez, a pessimistic mad scientist who enlists the help of his fretful, easily influenced grandson Morty in his inter-dimensional adventures while, at the same time, dealing with his domestic family life.

My Knowledge and Expectation of Season 1 + 2 of Rick and Morty

I did see a few episodes of Rick and Morty at University before I binged the full two seasons on Netflix and I enjoyed those episodes. Rick was the standout character from what I saw but I never had the time to watch the show from start to finish. However, I recently found some time to watch this TV show which has a fanatic fan-base and I was interested to see if Rick and Morty would be as funny on a consistent basis.

Rick Sanchez in Rick and Morty

My Thoughts on Season 1 + 2 of Rick and Morty

No doubt about it, Rick and Morty is one of the weirdest shows I have ever watched, but it works for the most part. I really enjoyed bingeing Season 1 and 2 and a big part of that was down to Rick. He was my favourite character and provided some brilliant moments in the show. I also thought that the animation in Rick and Morty was fantastic. You notice a real difference in the quality of the animation between the first and second episode of Season 1 and it just gets better as the series progresses. It is very striking and it certainly helps Rick and Morty set itself apart from other animated shows.

Indeed, the whole show is very original. While Rick and Morty is obviously inspired by Back to the Future, The Simpsons and Futurama, it is not afraid to take risks and try new things with its storytelling. While it does not always pay off, the effort and intention must be commended. This is especially true with the existentialist themes that are interwoven into the show’s wacky story-lines which, at times, gives Rick and Morty some poignant moments.

Rick Sanchez and Morty in Rick and Morty

As I said, Rick and Morty does not always execute well on its ambitious storytelling and some of the comedy does not always hit. But when it does, it hits hard and I can confidently say that you should give this show a chance. While it is not for everyone, there are many things to admire about the show whether it is the animation, the originality and/or Rick. Moreover, after watching the Season 3 premiere, which was recently available for a limited time, I cannot wait to watch the next full season of Rick and Morty.

Stranger Things Season 1 (Television Review) – A Fantastic Homage to the 80s

Stranger Things is a science fiction horror television show created, written and directed by the Duffer Brothers. It stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton. This debut season was released last summer on Netflix and the story focuses on the disappearance of a young boy and a mysterious government agency covering up this disappearance in addition to a sinister, supernatural threat.

My Knowledge and Expectation of Season 1 of Stranger Things

This TV show was a phenomenon when it was released last summer and was widely praised for its writing, acting, visuals and its ability to recapture the 1980s and pay homage to it. The things that I were really excited about going into watching Stranger Things were its nostalgic nods to the 80s as well as the dynamic between the kids in the show. Indeed, they were regarded as giving fantastic performances for their age which, combined with all the great things I had heard about this show from critics and friends, meant that I had high hopes going into Stranger Things.

Winona Ryder in Season 1 of Stranger Things Netflix

My Thoughts on Season 1 of Stranger Things

I found this first season of Stranger Things to be fantastic. One of the reasons why I liked the show as much as I did was because, at the core of the show, there is an intriguing, well-paced story which is very atmospheric and tense. Certainly, there are a lot of horror elements in this show and I do get scared quite easily which meant that I was on the edge of my seat for a good deal of the show. Still, there are a moments of light relief which help Stranger Things find balance and a lot of the comedic relief comes from the kids who are brilliant.

Truly, good child acting is a very tricky thing to pull-off as a child in any acting role can come across as very cringe-worthy and annoying very quickly (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace is a good example of this). Stranger Things achieves the remarkable feat of establishing a great dynamic between a very young cast of kids and making them really likeable in the process. They were all great but my favourite character of the kids was Dustin, played by Gaten Matarazzo, as he provided some of the sharpest and humorous lines of dialogue.

Gaten Matarazzo and Millie Bobby Brown in Season 1 of Stranger Things Netflix

Performances and Nostalgia

Additionally, Millie Bobby Brown gave a really nuanced performance as Eleven. On the adult side of things, David Harbour gave a great performance as Jim Hopper whose character, for me, had the most depth due to his tragic past. If one character annoyed me it was probably Nancy Wheeler because of her self-centred attitude (typical teenager) but even her character arc made up for that in the end.

As you can see, Stranger Things has a lot of great qualities, the biggest of which was its ability to make me feel nostalgic for the 1980s even though I was not born in that decade. Clearly, this show was designed to be an homage to 1980s pop culture and this is evident in the way it is shot, the opening title credits as well as its nods to the works of Steven Spielberg, Stephen King and George Lucas among many others. It does a really good job of paying respect to the 1980s while being its own unique show at the same time.

Monster in Season 1 of Stranger Things Netflix

Additionally, Stranger Things has a great blend of horror, sci-fi and coming-of-age which ultimately means that this is a show which I highly recommend as there is something for everyone to get enjoyment out of. An atmospheric story, likeable and deep characters along with its ability to make us nostalgic for 1980s pop culture make this one of the strongest debut seasons of television I have seen for a while and, with the second season scheduled for release in July 2017, it seems like Stranger Things will go from strength to strength.

13th (Film Review) – Informative and Powerful

13th is a documentary directed by Ava DuVernay and the primary focus of this documentary is on race in the United States criminal justice system. The title of this documentary comes from the Thirteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution which outlawed slavery unless as punishment for a crime. DuVernay puts across the argument that slavery still exists in the United States today through mass incarceration.

My Knowledge and Expectation of 13th

Documentaries are a genre of film which I don’t usually have the time to watch. However, when I do watch a documentary, I want it to be informative and I want to learn something that I didn’t know before. This was the minimum expectation I had going into 13th, a documentary which has been heavily praised by people I trust and admire both within the film industry and political punditry/commentary. Additionally, considering what has happened recently in the United States, I thought that it was a very timely piece of film-making to watch.

Prisoners in 13th Netflix Documentary

My Thoughts on 13th

I have to say, 13th had a very profound effect on me. While I have learnt about and have some good knowledge about the Civil Rights Movement, this documentary puts the spotlight on an area I knew nothing about in terms of how the political establishment treated African-Americans after the victories of securing equal rights and the right to vote in the 1960s. 13th was a real eye-opener. I gained so much more insight than I already had about the criminal justice system in the United States and DuVernay brilliantly and carefully handles very important and ongoing issues.

In fact, 13th is such a thought-provoking and timely documentary that I believe it is required viewing for everyone, particularly as it will inspire you to be more educated about social and political issues. A part of that is down to how fantastic the interviewees are in addition to how well presented the argument is in this documentary.

Van Jones in 13th Netflix Documentary

Still, the big reason why it is required viewing is that, at times, it is a very distressing and heart-breaking thing to watch, especially when we see footage of police brutality in the modern age. In this sense, 13th is not something that you will forget quickly. You will gain new perspectives about very important issues and it will provoke you and anger you to such an extent that you will be compelled to take a stand against injustice wherever you see it.

Coincidentally, I fear that with the current political leadership in the United States, injustice, hate and prejudice will be prevalent and we need to be ready to fight them. 13th can be a catalyst for that fight.