Archive for January 1, 2020
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik might be back together after her recent split from Tyler Cameron. At the center of the speculation is a cryptic post straight from Hadid's Instagram stories, as well as thinly veiled confirmation from Malik's own mother.
On December 29, Hadid posted, "Sunday in the kitchen about to marinate the chicken for one of my favorites!!! @mammamalik’s Chicken Curry Pasta Salad." Without missing a beat, the former One Direction member's mom, Trisha, posted a response video of Hadid being asked about her favorite restaurant. In the clip, Hadid responded that it's her boyfriend's mom's house. The entire exchange hearkens to the romantic connection the couple has demonstrated over the years. The first time around, Hadid and Malik dated from 2015 to 2018. When they decided to call it quits, both released statements about the relationship and each other that made it sound like a reconciliation might be in the cards. Fewer than two months later, they were spotted with each other, only to split in early 2019. For a while, it seemed like Hadid and Malik were suffering from too much, too soon.
"She cut herself off from all her friends every time they were together," a source close to the couple explained to Us Weekly. "She focused all her time and energy on him, but it just got to be too much." Hadid soon moved on with The Bachelorette breakout star, Tyler Cameron in 2019.
Hadid and Cameron's romance began when the Maybelline model started following the handsome reality star on social media. From there, they were spotted out on the town within days of reports that he had spent the night with Bachelorette Hannah Brown. Cameron and Hadid's summer romance quickly became tabloid fodder, only to peter out in 2019. As the holidays approached, rumors that Malik and Hadid were spending time together surfaced. However, there's no word when the stars will go public with the relationship.
It definitely looks like these young lovers are back together and fans are here for it. They make a gorgeous couple and have wonderful chemistry. Although Malik is said to be much more introverted than Hadid, they clearly have something that keeps them coming back to each other. Not only that, but when the parents get involved, it seems that the situation is serious and has a much stronger foundation than just a typical rebound hookup. Maybe this time around the pair can be more mindful of tending to their individual needs, as opposed to slipping into codependency. As long as they remember to give each other space to maintain outside friendships and interests, this relationship could materialize in Hadid and Malik officially ending each other's single status once and for all.
Source: Us Weekly
While Steven Moffat’s Sherlock has followed a turbulent path, from the highs of its initial hype to fans’ disenchantment with recent episodes, the soon-to-be-released Dracula shows promise to be exactly what Moffat needs to restore his reputation as an esteemed show runner.
When the first season of Sherlock hit the small screen in 2010, it was met with instant acclaim. In the early 2010s, “Moffat-run” was a qualification generally met with approval; it was an assurance of excellence. At the time, the writer was also in charge of Doctor Who, creating award-winning episodes and beloved by fans. However, as time passed, this positivity waned, both for Doctor Who and Sherlock. Sherlock fell in esteem for viewers and critics alike, with its seasonal Rotten Tomato score plummeting from the low 90s to the mid 50s.
By 2016, a time when Moffat announced he would be stepping down from show-running Doctor Who, fans of Sherlock agreed that, at best, the detective show was misguided. However, negative reviews didn’t scare Moffat off television adaptations of classic literature. In 2018, BBC One and Netflix commissioned Dracula to Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the team behind Sherlock. Based on Bram Stoker’s novel, the show is set to hit screens in early January and has, so far, shown promise for the discredited show runner.
The aesthetics of Sherlock have always been a strong point for the show. From its snappy portrayal of Sherlock’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) thought process to the lavish, period-appropriate costumes of “The Abominable Bride” Christmas episode, it is a show with strong visual appeal. Dracula looks to live up that legacy. From its teaser trailer alone, the vampire horror promises grotesquely stunning imagery: flies crawling into moving eyes, rotting fingernails ripped out of their roots, oozing blood and cracking bone.
One of the primary issues fans had with the BBC’s Sherlock by the end of its run was a lack of delivery. From the first episode of the series,“A Study In Pink”, the show teased questions and greater mysteries to be uncovered. But as the show developed, it seemed it only knew how to do that: tease, but never quite answer. From a genre standpoint, as a piece of crime fiction, Sherlock demands that questions be answered. The change in genre in Moffat’s new show could avoid this dissatisfaction altogether. The trailers for the 2020 Dracula confirm the show will follow the novel's legacy and stay deeply rooted in horror. As a genre, horror doesn’t seek to answer questions so much as instil fear. It is less about who, what, or how the villain operates, but that the monster portrayed on screen raises the hair on the back of viewers’ necks.
Moffat has verified experience producing successful horror beloved by fans. He wrote season 3, episode 10,“Blink”, which is considered one of the best Doctor Who episodes in the modern era. Part of a one-shot about antagonists that only move when not looked at, his Angels live on in Doctor Who canon as some of the most terrifying monsters in the show. The episode is measured, but chilling, balancing a crawling “corner of your eye” horror with adrenaline-driven shocks. While Sherlock fans might be apprehensive, Moffat has shown he knows how to deliver on horror, which is exactly what the upcoming Dracula needs.
Dracula premieres New Year's Day on BBC One and January 5th on Netflix.