Countdown to 2018: Favorite Series of 2017!

Happy Friday Novas! Today is day 3 on the Countdown to 2018 posts! We started with Video games, added our favorite WWE Events and now we are ranking the top Shows or Series that we have watched (and reviewed) in 2017! As with all rankings posts, the order will be descending from my 5th favorite show this year unto my number 1 favorite show watched this year! Tomorrow we are diving into our favorite movies released in 2017!

#5 Medici: Masters of Florence medici

Medici: Masters of Florence was one of the first series that I have reviewed on the blog. It was recommended to me on Netflix because of the genre of shows that I like to watch (Medieval Time Period). I was interested in this show specifically because of another show that I have been watching called Reign, where the queen’s name was Catherine De Medici. I wanted to see the story of her family and how they ran the city of Florence as though they were monarchs. You can read my review of the series by clicking here!

#4 Riverdale –
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Riverdale is one of the surprise series that I have watched this year. I still remember seeing the commercial and saying, ehh that looks interesting but not interesting enough for me to watch. One day Emily and I were bored at her  house and we both saw the show on Netflix. Almost simultaneously we looked at each other and said that we kind of wanted to watch it. That was all -she wrote! We binged watched Riverdale in a week ahaha. I didn’t read the Archie comics so this was new terrain for me. Similar to how the Power Rangers Movie this year had a darker twist, Riverdale brought out some crazy secrets. You can read the Review of Riverdale by clicking here!

#3 The White Princess –

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Here we are, back to a period piece drama and this time we are hopping aboard the start of the Tudor Dynasty in England. The white Princess is a Starz mini Series that talks about Lizzie the wife of Henry VII and her troubles as a queen of the enemy who overthrew her family, the Plantagenants. Lizzie is a princess and daughter of Edward IV. She is of the House of York and Henry Tudor was fighting on behalf of the House of Lancaster. The marriage  of these two joined Lancaster and York and created the combined white and red rose as the sigil of the House of Tudor. This series only has about 8 episodes that are an hour long, but it’s well worth it in my opinion. Checkout the spoiler free series review by clicking here!

#2 Reign

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Reign is one of the shows that started my obsession with the Medieval Royalty shows and documentaries. Reign is a dramatized story of Mary Queen of Scots and her fight to keep her country and her head. Mary is the granddaughter of Henry VIII and has a claim to the English Throne. Because Mary is the Queen of Scotland if she marries the Dauphin (prince) of France, she will have support from a nation of England that does not value a woman to rule alone. This puts a mark on Mary’s life and we get to watch the scenes unfold in the series. Reign has about 22 hour long episodes per season and 3 seasons so it’s a bit of a longer series. Emily doesn’t like time period dramas and she’s hooked! Definitely give it a try! You can read my Hidden Treasures Review of Reign here!

#1 Game of Thrones

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Coming in at number 1 will be Game of Thrones! Friends have recommended Game of Thrones to me for years and with my recent fascination with medieval kings and queens, I finally gave in and started watching GOT in January. Best decision of my life! I have to admit that the first few episodes didn’t sit well with me and I couldn’t see the appeal of the show, but after season 1 everything started to meld together. I am obsessed with GOT now and I can’t wait for the final season (which I hear won’t be until 2019 :((((). Game of Thrones is the adaptation of A Song of Fire and Ice. I am planning to read the books at some point, maybe that will get me through 2018. I’m sooo obsessed that I have a Game of Thrones page! Read some of my thoughts, recaps and theories by clicking here!

Thank you for joining us for today’s countdown! What are some of your favorite shows watched this year? Which shows are you currently binge watching on Netflix (or any other source)? Are you looking forward to any shows in 2018? Let’s talk favorite shows!

-Luna 🙂

Countdown to 2018: Favorite WWE Events in 2017!

Happy Wednesday Superstars! Do you know what time is it? IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT TIME IT IS! Actually, it does. It’s time for another Countdown to 2018 post and if you haven’t guessed by the title or my Wrestling puns, today we are counting down my favorite WWE PayPerView Events in 2017! My rankings list will be in descending order, starting with #5 on my list and revealing my favorite WWE Event of the year!

#5 Hell In A Cell- HIAC

Hell in a Cell was the Smackdown Live Exclusive event in 2017. The main event was not one that I wanted to see as it was Shane McMahon inserting himself into another match that would have helped another Superstar’s reputation. Shane took on Kevin Owens in a personal match. KO felt like Shane was stealing all of the credit and not providing opportunities for deserving Superstars and Shane felt disrespected by Ko’s verbal and physical attacks on his family.  This fueled each competitor to an amazing clash inside and on top of Hell in a Cell. Click here for the recap post!

 

#4 No Mercy – 20170905_No_Mercy_TOTT_feed--6091fb6a7014d2b23e9dfbf6eb8ea9a1

The Raw Exclusive event was an excellent night of television. The Main Event match was for the Universal Championship where Brock Lesner and Braun Strowman met 1 on 1 for the first time. At this point, the entire WWE Universe is behind Braun (and ready to see the Universal Title weekly) so we were all anticipating Brock FINALLY losing the title. No mercy was a very well put together show and impressed me sooo much that I added a “Highlights” section to the end of the post. The women had a great match, the Tag Team match was memorable and Icon John Cena versus Roman Reigns was amazing. To read why I loved No Mercy so much, click here!

 

#3 NXT War Games – nxt

NXT has been known to put on some exciting events to rival the main shows of Raw and Smackdown. The weekend of Survivor Series, the NXT Takeover event was appropriately titled “Wargames” for the resurrected match created by the late Dusty Rhodes. This was my first NXT Event in a while as I have been busy and not able to watch NXT as much as I did last year. The matches were exciting and entertaining but the draw, the main event was the best match of the night. Wargames is a match consisting of 2 rings connected together and surrounded by a cage. 3 of the most dominant forces in NXT were all battling each other for supremacy. The Authors of Pain + Roderick Strong versus SaNity, versus Undisputed Authority clashed in an epic match. Read more about the event by clicking here!

 

#2 Survivor Series – survivor series

If you recall my rankings of my favorite WWE Events, Survivor Series was one of my top choices. I really enjoy the 5 on 5 matches and this year WWE took that formula up another level. While the event could have been sooo much better, it wasn’t bad and I really enjoyed it. Survivor Series is one of the cross brand shows where Smackdown and Raw Superstars compete, but this is the only event that the 2 brands face off. This year there was a counter for the matches won by which brand. A new twist was that the champions from each brand were going head to head. Something that really made the event was the Shield reuniting for real on Pay Per View and demolishing the New Day. I was pleased all around. Check out the recap of Survivor Series here!

 

#1 Wrestlemania 33 – wm33

My number 1 event has to be from Wrestlemania week when the festivities were brought to my home town of Orlando, Florida! This was the most amazing weekend and I couldn’t have asked for a better showing, not to mention I met my husband, Seth Rollins! The iconic Undertaker retired, my husband slayed the king of kings Triple H, The Hard Boyz returned in an epic tag team ladder match and more. This was an incredible night of wrestling and I was able to experience it all, here in Orlando. The night was filled with so many amazing matches, click here to review the night!

Thank you for providing your predictions and insights on the WWE matches and events with us all year! Next year the WWE posts will continue (with a few tweaks) with our previews & predictions post the Saturday (or day) before the event and on nights where I was super impressed I will provide Raw, Smackdown or NXT recap posts. The year is already looking promising as the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble Match was announced at the end of Raw last week! Goodbye 2017 and hello 2018!

-Luna 🙂

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Countdown to 2018: Favorite Video Games Released in 2017!

Power up Players for Countdown week on GamersUnitedGG! We are nearing the end of the year and have experienced another fantastic year of video games, movies and interests. Before we catalogue this year in our memories, we will be counting down the top moments of the year! To start off the week of countdowns, we’re going to start with the premise of the blog, video games! We have been asking around and will list our top video games of 2017 in descending order from number 5 to our favorite game of the year!

#5 Call of Duty World War II – cod

Call of Duty World War II comes at the bottom of the list for me. While I am happy to finally have played a COD game after a few years hiatus, WWII wasn’t as grand as I thought it would be. I believe it is because I wasn’t really a fan of World at War and WWII is supposed to be a sort of sequel to that game. The old school style guns and maps are just not appealing to me, but the game is still fun so it made my list!

#4 Golf It – Golf-It-Free-Download

Golf It is a mini golf game (similar to Golf With Friends) where you will play as the golf ball! I like this game because you can change the appearance of your golf ball like adding on hats or changing the color. This game is an adventure, sandbox type game where the community can create maps for you to download. Golf it is super fun and I’ve been playing a few times a week with my friends (this will be a game featured on the YouTube channel next year).

#3 Destiny 2 – destiny3

D2 is my first experience with Destiny as I did not play the original Destiny game. I just didn’t find it appealing, but after being worn down by my friends, I picked up Destiny 2 about a week after it’s release. You can review my First Impressions post by clicking here! I really enjoyed D2 and the variety of game modes gave it a better rating in my opinion.

#2 Final Fantasy XIV Online – final

I have just recently purchased Final Fantasy XIV Online (First Impressions Post coming soon). FFXIV is a MMORPG game where you are battling bosses, fulfilling quests and leveling your characters to become a great savior! Sooo pretty much another RPG game. What I love about FF so far is that it offers soooo many missions and character classes that you can play. I am playing as an Arcanist but I think I will upgrade to a Summoner soon. This is my first experience with a Final Fantasy game and I am enjoying the ride so far. Plus Chocobos!!!!!!

#1 Halo Wars 2 – halo-wars-banner

My number 1 game for 2017 has to be Halo Wars 2 hands down! I was super excited when I found out that HW2 was being released on the Xbox One, so much so that I traded in my original Xbox One and bought the Halo Wars 2 Xbox One S bundle! Best purchase of my life! The new Xbox runs smoother, is white (which I wanted instead of the standard black one), is slimmer and just beautiful! You can read my review of Halo Wars 2 by clicking here! I really enjoyed the strategy game and I still play it to this day (it was released in February). If you have played HW2, I also wrote a First Impressions and Tips post!

Those are my top games played that were released in 2017. Let’s hear from some of our blogging buddies:

Drakulus- Top 5 games of 2017 are  Divinity: Original Sin 2, Wolfeinstein 2, Mass Effect: Andromeda, The Elder Scrolls Legends, and For Honor. Read the review on why and the top 10 games that made the list by clicking here!

Lightning Ellen – Top 5 games didn’t really make her list because she didn’t play 5 games in 2017 lol! She did give her insight on her top 2 games which are Hellblade and Horizon Zero Dawn!

Hundstrasse – Luke from Hundstrasse posted on his top 5 games of 2017 which included 7 Days to Die, Owlboy, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Strafe and Fortnite! Read his reasons for selecting each game and their placings by clicking here!

The Well Red Mage – Our buddy and fellow blogger at WRM selected:

#1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
#2. Super Mario Odyssey
#3. Shovel Knight Treasure Trove
#4. The Disney Afternoon Collection
#5. SteamWorld Dig 2

What are your top game releases of 2017 that you have absolutely loved? Which games are you looking forward to in 2018? Have you played any of the video games on our lists? Tomorrow we countdown our Top WWE Events of 2017 and the 12 Days of Christmas posts resume! Let’s talk video games!

-Luna 🙂

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