3 Reasons for Watching Dexter

Dexter has been on my to-watch-list since forever. Recently I finally got to it and after two weeks I’m done with the first five season. Here’s what I think about it:

 

Reason #1:
The crime stuff is highly fascinating. There may be a lot of TV shows featuring the police solving crimes but this one definitely stands out. The stories are woven very cleverly and it takes you a while to figure things out. Furthermore, the police work seems really credible. I don’t much about a job in a police station but I could believe that it is the way it’s depicted in the show. Continue reading

Fun with Game of Thrones – 5 Videos

Hello folks!
This post is for all of you who suffer from the post GOT blues. The last season left me rather devastated and we have to wait almost a year for the next one. No one knows when the book will be out so I needed something else. Here are my five favourite funny Game of Thrones videos, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

 

#1 Honest Trailer:
I was rolling on the floor laughing when I watched this one for the first time. It so funny because all that is mentioned is true! Absolutely ridiculous.

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Book vs. Movie: The Hobbit

As those who follow my blog will know, I recently finished the Lord of the Rings trilogy. However, as I soon as I was done, I grabbed The Hobbit and basically read it in one go.
It’s been a while since I last saw the movies, but here’s what I think of the LOR prequel!

 

The Plot:
Bilbo Baggins (yes the old Hobbit from Lord of the Rings) is young and happy, until Gandalf (and 13 dwarves) knocks at his door. Turns out Bilbo is to go on an adventure: defeating the dragon Smaug and help the dwarves reclaim their mountain.

 

Book vs. Movie:
Well, before I say anything more detailed, I’d like to point something out: LOR consisted of three books each 300 to 400 pages long which resulted in a trilogy of 3 hour-long movies. The Hobbit on the other hand is one 300 page book, but still they made 3 movies out of it.
I remember when seeing the films (especially the last one) the story felt lengthy and you could clearly tell they were in for the money. However, after I read the book, I changed my opinion (well, not about the money-making, but about the lengthy part). Continue reading

3 Reasons For Watching Orange is the New Black Season 3

The new Orange is the New Black season is finally out! After three days I’m done with watching and I’m pretty excited about this season. Here’s why:

 

Reason #1:
It’s not just about one person. Although it did start out focusing on Piper, you get to know all of the characters. Each one has his or her own story. This includes not only the inmates but also the people working at the prison. I love how many dimensions this show has. All the aspect brought in give the show a depth that others just can’t achieve.

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Book vs. Movie: Lord of the Rings – Return of the King

The final part of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Ring trilogy. I am finally done, so here we go!

The Plot:
Frodo and Sam simply walk into Mordor.
In the mean time Gondor struggles with holding the city against the Orcs. But they still have a glimmer of hope: the return of the king.

 

Book vs. Movie:
First of all, this was by far my favourite book of the series. It’s written far better than the other parts. Continue reading

Game of Thrones 5 Thoughts on Seasons 5

I just finished watching the final episode and I am so done. With the books all read I thought I was prepared for this season, but hell no…

 

Thought #1:
I had a really hard time adjusting to the plot straying so far from the books. For the first episodes I was extremely confused but by now I simply accepted it (more or less). I’m still yelling “You can’t just die! You’re not even supposed to be here!!” at the screen…
However difficult it is to deal with, surprises are guaranteed. There’s no chance to feel save anymore, not even if you read the books!

 

Thought #2:
Dorne was a huge disappointment. As mentioned before, I read the books. So I was really excited to see Dorne, a vibrant place with fierce warriors and bad-ass women, come to life. But the TV version was rather pale. There was no depth, the characters remain but a shadow. I was hoping for so much more. What annoyed me in particular was the nude scene in the prison cells in Dorne. I am aware that the show features a lot of nudity but this scene was absolutely unnecessary.

 

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