10 Great Things about “Barbie in the Princess and the Pauper”

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Once upon a time, the toy company Mattel had a brilliant idea to sell Barbie dolls. The plan was to produce a series of movies that would star Barbie as the main character, and it worked! It started with Barbie in the Nutcracker in 2001 and Mattel continued to churn out at least a movie per year until 2017, at which point they decided to try producing a live-action movie. 

The fourth movie in the animated, direct-to-video franchise was Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper, and it was my absolute favorite of the lot. I had the dolls, the horse, the carriage, my sister and I even dressed up as Erika and Anneliese for Halloween. I love this movie. And in honor of the fact that I am a lot older and I can still enjoy this movie, I would like to list ten great things about this movie. (more…)

“Star-Crossed” Two Episodes In

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Over the course of the last few weeks, I have blasted through three different Asian Dramas: Black, Descendants of the Sun, and Refresh Man. After I finished the last one at 3 AM last night, I decided that watching something in English might be a nice change of pace, so I went through my recommendations and Star-Crossed popped up. Now, I’ve read Romeo and Juliet, and while it is not my favorite Shakespearean play I do enjoy it’s themes and gimmicks well enough. The main one being the idea of a set of lovers that are kept apart by the expectations of society. It’s my kind of cheese.

That said, I am barely two episodes in, and I have a few thoughts. (more…)