Ryan Knopp


December 1, 2021
| 2011-2021

Shameless was one of my favorite shows. It lasted 10 seasons and I really enjoyed each season. I’m not sure if there was really a bad season. I liked watching the kids grow up over the years. Each child had their own set of problems and their own different ways to solve them. The nice part was most of the the actors and actresses were in all 10 seasons, so there wasn’t much shuffling of characters. It was a funny show with some drama and real-life issues. This is an adult show so I would wait until the kids are in bed.

November 30, 2021
| 2021

This is a unique show. It combines a traditional 90’s sitcom and a more traditional show with dark tones. It’s about a wife who wants to kill her husband but then is happy when the sitcom portion is happening. I like the concept of the show. The transition between sitcom and the real show is done very well. I can’t wait until season 2 comes along. I’m hoping the storyline evolves more.

November 28, 2021
| 2018

Season 3:

This season of Manifest was a bit better than Season 2 but not as good as Season 1. They went back to the Season 1 style of the show, but it’s still a little slow. I feel like this show could drag on forever now as they still seem to look for clues of the wreck. It’s like they close one storyline but three more pop up. I will probably watch Season 4, it’s still interests me enough to keep going.

Season 1 and 2:

August 17, 2021

This shows premise reminds me a lot like the show Lost and it seems to even follow the train wreck that Lost did in quality. The first season of Manifest was pretty good then the second season showed up and the writers didn’t really seem to know what to do with it. The acting isn’t that great either in this show, some of it is very cringe worthy. Not sure if I’ll watch Season 3 yet, it’s currently not available for me.

August 26, 2021
| 2015-2020

Schitt’s Creek is one of the funniest shows I’ve seen in a while. While the show spans 5 seasons some of the best moments are in the first few seasons. The premise is a rich family who lost everything and end up living in a hotel. The comic factor is the change in lifestyle and the small city they end up living in. The chemistry between the characters were spot on. If you like comedies and need something to watch, I definitely recommend it.

Updated: August 17, 2021
August 21, 2021
| 2016 | Written by Mark Schatzker

This book talks about how flavor in raw products like chickens have been breed out over time as we need to mass produce these products. So, then we create spices to fix this. It’s a very fascinating topic and found it very intriguing. I changed my buying habit a bit after reading this book. I hope society sees this and industries change but as people want cheaper foods flavor tends to go out the window. The author does a very good job talking about what happen over time and he also suggests a solution to fix this problem.

Updated: August 17, 2021
January 1, 0001
| 2021 | Directed by Chris McKay

Action was awesome, the basic plot concept was interesting, it was fast paced, tense and very exciting. The effects are cool but at times seems a bit gimmicky. The plot itself had so many holes in it that you could drive a semi thru. So much of it didn’t make sense and it kind of distracted from the movie. I feel like they had a high-level idea of the plot (which was an incredible concept) but didn’t have the resources or the ideas to put it together correctly. If you like action, I definitely recommend it. If you want a bullet proof story with this action, then you should pass.

Updated: August 17, 2021
August 14, 2021
| 2021 | Written by Andy Weir

This book was amazing. I think it’s on par with the Martian which was also written by the same author. It grabs you at the beginning and gives you a nice ride through out. Relationships and lifesaving decisions really keeps you on your toe. He’s really detailed with the physics and how things work which make it very understandable. It’s like you are also getting taught physics as you are reading the book. If you like soft sci-fi and saving the planet then you should read this.

Updated: August 6, 2021
August 12, 2021
| 2021 | Directed by Enrico Casarosa

Pixar hit it out of the park again. This movie reminded me a bit of The Little Mermaid. The storyline kind of follows it a bit but with different twists along the way. This movie is meant for all ages, and everyone will understand it. It has a very good message about being different and changing people’s mind. Totally recommend it and will watch it again. This movie reminds me of the old Pixar if that makes any sense.

Updated: August 6, 2021
August 9, 2021
| 2021 | Written by Keith C. Blackmore

This is another great addition to the Mountain Man series. Like I mention in the previous review. I like the character writing, and the Gus and Collie pair seems to be nailing it. I can see Blackmore ending the story here but then I can also see it continue. Do yourself a favor and start reading the series with book 1 Mountain Man .

Updated: August 5, 2021
August 5, 2021
| 2018 | Directed by Ava DuVernay

With the cast I thought this movie would be a lot better than it was. It was boring and slow. I didn’t read the book so I’m not sure how it compares but it sure doesn’t make me want to read it. I don’t have anything else to write about it. Don’t waste your time, not worth it.

Updated: May 6, 2022