May 7, 2016

Memories never die. Show N' Read Saturday: STITCHERS



Title: Stitchers
TV Station: Freeform (Originally aired on ABC Family)
Genre: Sci-Fi Crime Drama
No. of Seasons: 2
My Favorite Character: Camille (She's hilarious!)
Can kids watch? Yeah, but they probably won't get it. Also, there are some adult themes, so beware.

“Stitchers” follows Kirsten (Emma Ishta), a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be ‘stitched’ into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave. Working alongside Kirsten is Cameron (Kyle Harris), a brilliant neuroscientist whose passion for the program is evident in his work. The secret program is headed by Maggie (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), a skilled veteran of covert operations, and includes Linus (Ritesh Rajan), a socially immature bioelectrical engineer and communications technician. Kirsten’s roommate, Camille (Allison Scagliotti), a gifted computer science grad student, is also recruited to use her skills to assist Kirsten in her new role as a ‘stitcher.’


Well, Stitchers is definitely one show I didn't expect to like this much. The entire concept sounded good, but I was wary of how the producers would manage to pull it off without the show being cheesy and lame. As it turns out, I had nothing to worry about. Though it does have cheesy moments, all-in-all this show is damn good and hilarious.

Camille is the best! Ah man, everything that comes out of her mouth is gold. At first, you will dislike her, but once you find out what she is really about, you'll adore her. She's great. I also really like Cameron. Not only is his extreme nerdiness adorable, but he is HOT. I love dorks, especially cute dorks. But especially cute dorks with great bodies. I'd watch for that alone.

Other characters:
Detective Quincy Fisher (pure male hotness; no dork factor)
Linus (Cameron's BFF; Adorable and smart but not my type)
Maggie (Head of the Stitchers program; well-dressed diva BITCH who knows how to handle a gun)

The main character, Kristen, is the only reason I can't give this show five stars. I don't like her because she isn't relatable (or likable) in any way. I understand why she is the way she is, but I still don't like her. She's had a rough life but it's hard to be sympathetic towards her when you want to reach through the screen and choke her. She doesn't have any of Camille's charm or Cameron's tact and she is so quick to jump headfirst into life-threatening situations that it leaves you questioning if she has any common sense. She may be brilliant, but she's also dumb as hell. I found myself rolling my eyes many times at some of the stupid shit she does, and of course, Cameron is all googly-eyed for her. It's just ridiculous. But anyway, I hope maybe season two will turn it around for me and find some way to redeem her in my eyes. They've got a lot of work to do.

But overall, this show is great. The cases they investigate are always interesting and I like how there is this whole other plot happening in the background of the show and it's pretty intriguing. That's always great. So yes, this show is on the recommend list. It's not the best show I've ever seen, but it will definitely keep you entertained!



BOOK I WANT TO READ...
Published: February 24, 2009

Andrea Cort became a "war criminal" at the age of eight when an unexplained darkness invaded her soul.

Now, decades later, the Devil is calling her.

Employed by the Diplomatic Corps but secretly aiding the AI masters of the universe, Counselor Andrea Cort despises the powerful Bettelhines—unrepentant death merchants who have prospered from the annihilation of civilizations. Now curiosity compels her to answer a cryptic summons to their home world, where the only law is Bettelhine law. But a murder attempt greets her arrival at Xana's orbital entry port—and far graver peril awaits aboard the elevator transport meant to carry Andrea to the planet's surface.

Trapped miles above Xana—surrounded by suspicious Bettelhines, their slavishly loyal retainers . . . and a corpse liquefied by a 15,000-year-old weapon—Andrea must unmask an assassin or die an equally hideous death. But the true reason for her summons—and sordid secrets weaving through her own dark past—threaten to destroy Andrea Cort more completely than the Claw of God.


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I've read some blog reviews of this book/series and it sounds a little bit like it belongs in the realm of Stichers, even though it's not exactly like that. Still sounds really good though!


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