This Could Be Your New Favorite Teen Show
Where have all the good teen shows gone? Sure, we have the likes of Pretty Little Liars and The Vampire Diaries, but we used to have a bunch of new options every season, shows that are actually about teens who are still in high school or college. There's a reason why a lot of us are going back to the days of The O.C., One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl, and co. But now there's a new show that just might be able to fill the teen mystery-shaped hole in our hearts.
Enter Dead of Summer, a show set in Taylor Swift's birth year (hello, Madonna pearls and popped collars!), in a summer camp that is much scarier than advertised in their best-summer-ever brochures. (Although this is coming from a wimp who can't watch Supernatural and hasn't seen a horror movie since The Grudge!) After establishing the creepy 1800s backstory of Camp Stillwater, we are introduced to the jock, the queen bee, the newbie, the whole Breakfast Club, who met each other as campers and are now back as camp counselors. What's different about this group is that they're actually friends, and each of them are more than the typical teen archetypes they represent.
The showrunners promise to peel back these characters' layers as the show goes on, using flashbacks to one character's backstory every episode. If that sounds familiar to you, it's because the creators are the same people behind Once Upon a Time, who also worked on Lost. "We want you to fall in love with the characters before we kill them," creator Adam Horowitz puts it so eloquently.
Not that you can expect the body count to rise with every episode—a person can be haunted not just by ghosts, but also by their regrets and inner demons. And as creator Edward Kitsis says, "If you just start killing everybody in every episode, you will actually find yourself detached, because who wants to befriend somebody that’s only going to leave them?"
You won't want to leave this particular group, too. You might even find yourself already invested in them in the first five minutes because a lot of the actors are from familiar titles: lead star Elizabeth Lail was Anna on Once Upon a Time, Zachary Gordon was Greg in Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Elizabeth Mitchell was the Snow Queen on Once Upon a Time and Juliet on Lost, Eli Goree was Wells on The 100, and Mark Indelicato was Justin on Ugly Betty.
To add to all these reasons why you should give the show a try, it's on the same network as Pretty Little Liars. So you can pretty much bet that the people behind Dead of Summer know exactly what they’re doing. See you all at Camp Stillwater!
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I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!
First. Pixie dust and paper cuts – these are the first things Wendy knew about Peter Pan. Aurora first met Prince Philip when she was sixteen. Learning how to ride a bike was also a first while I was growing up, but you are probably the first of too many. The first collection of dust and stars; maybe Luna will try to ask, who was your first? I might answer and tell her that it was you.
The first of too many stars in the sky. You are the first of too many fallen leaves during fall – and you will be the most anticipated snowflake as winter comes. A dark path that you can’t see without any light, hence, you were once the moon and there are the stars that shine so bright at night. Are we too early? Or we just really want to be ahead of time? Even in a glimpse, I would like to see the two of us connect as if we can reach the sky. There are other parts of the heavens you have never saw and other oceans you haven’t laid your feet onto – but the constellations will always wait for you. Close your eyes, love, close your eyes. Start counting backward: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Count backward until you see the twinkling lights that will guide you to the right path. To the right satellite; to the right person. A first.
There are many firsts – first love, first heartbreak, first sport you played, the first thing you do in the morning, the first thing you remember about the person in front of you. There are a lot. It’s actually up to us how we will consider something as a first. So, Primo, you are already a first of too many.