Top 4 TV series that can’t be missed

1. 13 Reasons Why

Hannah Baker is a smart, cute, high school student who was loved by her friends and family. Until one day, the girl decided to commit suicide and left 13 tapes recording every reason for her to take action to end her life.

This Film for teens was produced by Netflix based on Jay Asher’s novel of the same name. It creates an empathy for many students and audiences who have been or are suffering from stress and depression. But the subject of suicide that the film mentioned also creates a huge controversy.

Many people think that 13 Reasons Why is told by Hannah’s perspective so it is full of personal blame and will easily create negative impact on young people who easily imitate the character in the movie. In addition, the depiction of depression on film is also considered superficial and not true.

2. Game of Thrones


This film is familiar with many netizens for many years. This year, the Game of Thrones issue is about whether episodes of the 7th series have been “leaked” online soon before the time due to a hacker or thanks to the reckless HBO staff in Idia.

3. Big Little Lies

Another TV transformed from novel and became a big hit. Big Little Lies is a miniseries produced by HBO based on the work of female writer Liane Moriaty. The film is about the story of beautiful housewives in a wealthy coastal town. The scence of happy families was revealed, dark secrets were showed when a single woman with her son moved to live here. To add to the drama, the film also mentioned about a lethal murder.

4. Iron Fist

Unlike the other Defenders, the Iron Fist superhero, the Marvel / Netflix series, has been sparked a controversy. The main focus of this movie is on “white-washing” from the original to the film. The image of Hollywood’s “white man” is the hero. It definitely give you a chill whenever the episodes are shown on TV

What’s Next for Alex Cross


For James Patterson fans around the world, the only thing better than a dedicated day to sit and read an Alex Cross novel from cover to cover s to know that when you put your current book down, there’s a new release around the corner.

We are often left in suspense, wondering and questioning. The good news is, Alex is at it again, with a new release on 19 November 2018. This time he is on the hunt to find a sniper who killed the President. Sourced by the new President, he joins the FBI, leading a full-blown, unparalleled investigation.

Cross fans are tremendously grateful that James Patterson and his co-authors have speedy fingers and plots for years when it comes to Alex.

Behind the Scenes

We first met the Forensic Phycologist in 1993, in the page turning, thrilling suspense Along came a Spider which was later released as a movie starring Morgan Freeman.
In this narrative, we were introduced to most of the characters who would play a part in Cross’ life and indirectly in ours.

Nana Mamma, Cross’ supportive yet tough loving Grandmother who took him and his two children in after the death of his first wife, Maria. If we were all raised by a “Nana Mamma”, the world would most definitely be a better place. We meet his best friend and partner, John Sampson, who, to Cross, is more like a brother than anything else, and they protect each other as such. Janelle and Damon, Alex’s first two children who lost their mother and unborn sibling in a shooting prior to Along Came a Spider.

This seems to be a common thread throughout his life, as family, friends and love interests often face danger, being threatened by those Alex is chasing, and those he has caught.
Cross’ life is riddled with bad men and women from kidnappers, to terrorists, to schizophrenic psychopaths yet we can’t seem to get enough of the constant multi-directional pull of solving criminal cases, keeping healthy relationships and protecting his nearest and dearest.

Alex Cross Biggest nemesis

In Along came a spider we are introduced to Kyle Craig, a Special Agent with the FBI. At first Cross and Craig are friends, consulting on each other’s cases. He appears in a total of 14 of the Alex Cross novels but is later found to be a serial killer and the brains behind brutal bank heists, calling himself The Mastermind.

One of his plans involved killing an FBI agent and assuming his identity after plastic surgery. His victims also include one of Alex’s girlfriends, Betsey Cavalierre. After Alex catches Craig, he vows to get revenge, later breaking out of prison and stalking Alex on his honeymoon. This ends badly for Craig as he is recaptured who can’t understand why Alex refuses to kill him. Craig later dies while he is being taken into custody in an explosion, caused by himself. This criminal makes the most appearances in the Cross series.

The Positive Effect Reading can have on your Mental Health

Reading and mental health, how could the two possibly be put into the same article? Easy, books improve and sustain our minds, elevating and stimulating our lives, here’s how.

Empathy

There is something to be said about a book without pictures, the transgression from brightly coloured and mystical children’s books to the boring, mundane pages of classroom books is often an unwelcome one.

Thus, by the time you reach the last page of Lord of the flies, or the Great Gatsby, the bright, vivid and real scenes playing in your head as you turn each page and read each line, you are bound to be hooked. The scenes might be so real that you cry, or screech with excitement or laugh out loud. Reading books will teach one a sense of empathy that should be encouraged in children and carried with you all your life.

Coping

When you are at the bottom of that well, that pit of dread and despair, you often don’t know which way to turn, pick up a book and turn the pages. Get lost in the ink of each perfectly formed letter, creatively placed together to entertain you.

Being at the side of the characters as they work through their challenges, will bring new light to the challenges you are facing. Playing something repeatedly in your head, obsessing over it, makes it seem a thousand and fifty-three times worse than what it is. So rather get lost in a fantasy world, forget about problems for a while. You are guaranteed to feel better, if not find a solution to the obstacle in your life. Keep your mind busy by turning the page.

Social Life

People who suffer from depression often feel lonely, as if there is no one to talk to. Even if there was, they don’t feel that anyone would want to hear what they have to say. Being well-read will improve your social skills.

Books are a great topic of conversation, whether you have read more books than you can count or if you have only read one book that you enjoyed, it’s something to talk about. It will improve your language skills too, again making you more appealing to hang around. People are naturally drawn to those who can hold intelligent conversations, books help you do this. Besides, if that doesn’t work, you are sure to feel better surrounded by the characters in your book.

Brain Exercising

Giving your brain a work out will have its advantages in the future. It has been shown that active readers have less signs of dementia in their old age. Let your imagination run free. Try concentrating on how to pronounce a word you don’t recognise. Research the meaning and try to use it in your everyday life, it has benefits. Reading has also been shown to improve your memory, so it’s a bonus all round.

Books You Have to Read as a Stephen King Fan

Stephen Edwin King one of one the world’s most famous writers with over 350 million copies sold worldwide. Much of his fam has come from movies based on his books, including IT, Pet Sematary, The Shinning and even classics such as The Green Mile. Apart from the movies, many of his books have also turned into series, including Castle Rock, which is new to Netflix.

The writer features everything from horror stories through to supranational fiction, science fiction and even fantasy, giving readers a large variety of options, each delivering the magic that has made this writer famous. Here are some of the best Stephen King books that are simply a must for fans of fiction.

IT

IT is one of the most well-known horror books and has resulted in 2 films that bring the terror to the big screen. This a book that perfectly features King’s ability to tap into our own fears as he walks us through the town of Derry, Maine. It’s about a group of friends who battled a creature praying on the children within the small town. They believe the monster was defeated all those years ago and promised each other they’ll return should it ever come back. Well, more than 20 years have passed, and suddenly children in the town are going missing and being murdered, making the group of adults now believe IT might have returned.

Carrie

Carrie is a must for all those who are interested in his books as this was actually his very first release. Once again, a horror and taking place in Maine, the book does on to remain one of the best reads for most King fans. The novel tells the thrilling story of Carrie, a girl constantly picked on by her peers at school and her religious mother at home. Surprisingly, she’s asked to prom by someone’s boyfriend and agrees, but it turns out it’s all part of a prank that’s set up for the night of prom. To everyone’s surprise, Carrie uses her telekinetic abilities to stop the almost deadly prank and go on to kill everyone at prom. The stop doesn’t end there as Carrie heads home to face her mother.

Mr. Mercedes

Mr. Mercedes one of the books that have turned into a series in 2017. The story starts off with a group of jobless people waiting one morning for possible jobs when they are suddenly run over by a Mercedes, injuring many and killing a mother and child in the process. Now, the killer begins to taunt retired policeman Bill Hodges with a letter, leading to the ex-cop teaming up with a teenage boy and a woman who help him find Mr. Mercedes while he plans to yet again put many people’s lives in danger. The book offers an interesting crime fiction read, taking readers through a unique path of both the killer and the ex-cop attempting to track him down.