The Man in the High Castle: Season 3 – A Review

Welcome, my darling readers!
It’s been a while since Amazon released the third season of the hit show The Man in the High Castle. I took me a while to write this review – but better late than never!

The Plot:

I’m trying hard to recall what actually happened in this season, it’s been a while.
The Nazis continue with two things: the destruction of American legacy (scripted by Nicole) and the exploration of their Stargate thingy.
In the meantime, the Resistance is still going strong…

The Rating:

Let’s be honest here. The reason it took me so long to write this review is because I found the season extremely unimpressive.

I’ve never been a fan of Bella Heathcote’s character Nicole and this season didn’t do anything to change my opinion. When it comes to Juliana I’m also getting more bored by the minute. To be honest, I don’t really care about her character or storyline anymore.

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Grimm – 6 Thoughts for 6 Seasons

Hey guys!
I finally had time to check out Grimm. The final episodes of this show aired in 2017, so I’m only a little late to the party.
This posts also marks a new introduction: I gave youtube reviews a try. The video of me rambling on about Grimm is at the bottom of the post!

#1 Monroe is the ultimate cinnamon roll

Although many noteworthy characters appear in the show, Monroe has been my favorite from the moment he first appeared.
He’s Wesen, a Blutbaden to be specific, that means in addition to his regular human form he can transform into something darker. Although he might seem tough at times, he is the warmest, softest and most adorable character in Grimm. He is smart, super funny and protective about his friends and family. How could you not love him?

#2 So Many Languages

When you read the word Grimm, your first thought might have gone to the famous fairy tales. That’s what the show was inspired by! But it’s not only the Grimm stories the show features, myths from other countries around the world are woven into the show. Honoring that legacy, the show also features a variety of languages (related to a bunch of story-lines that’ll keep you on edge) including German, Russian, French and Spanish. I love that this allows me to work a little on my French and even Spanish without having to try too hard!

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Thursday Movie Picks: Movies Adapted from Movies of a Different Language

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week I’ll talk about some famous films that were actually adapted from foreign language movies. !

#1 Funny Games

Funny Games U. S. is based on an Austrian film by one of our most famous directors, Michael Haneke. I’ve only seen the new version, which was rather interesting but certainly not for the faint of heart.
If you have time, check out the original trailer as well. You’ll see that this is not so much a remake but more of a scene by scene recreation.

#2 M

M is one of Fritz Lang’s most famous films. The drama surrounding a serial killer preying on children is a classic. Recently, a new (and terrible) remake was shot for Austrian television in the form of a series. However, the 1931 movie was already recreated in 1951 by Joseph Losey.

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Top 5 Tuesday: “Unputdownable” Reads

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Let’s see about some books I just couldn’t put down!

#1 A Court of Mist and Fury

I wasn’t exactly thrilled by the first book in the ACOTAR series by Sarah J. Maas and had almost quit after that one. However, I kept going and, boy, I am glad I did! After the chapters with Tamlin were finally over, I basically burned through A Court of Mist and Fury as well as through A Court of Wings and Ruin in just three days.

#2 Heartless

Marissa Meyer had already impressed me with The Lunar Chronicles. Trusting that Heartless would be good as well, I picked it up without even know what it was about. Well, I was sucked into the story from the first page on and couldn’t stop reading!

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Game of Thrones: Season 8 – A Review

My darling readers, after 8 seasons full of death and drama, the final episode of Game of Thrones aired last night. And boy, do I have a lot to say about this season. I’ll try to keep my thoughts concise, but this post might turn into a bit of a longer essay. Oh, and there will be spoilers.
Anyways, please bear with me and share your thoughts on the final season!

The Plot:

All of Westeros is about to make its final stand against the Night King. Dany is still hell-bent on ruling the Seven Kingdoms. Will the bomb Bran dropped in the last season alter everybody’s fates?

The Rating:

I hadn’t been a GoT fan from the first minute. However, once I had watched my first episode, I was all in. I binged all season, devoured the books.
Needless to say, I was both excited and anxious about the final season. We could clearly see a decline in quality once the show had left the charted territory marked by George R. R. Martin’s books. So, I had dialed down my expectation for the final season. Nevertheless, Benioff and Weiss managed to fuck it up beyond my wildest imaginations.
About three episodes in, all I wanted was for the show to be over. It was almost painful to watch! So, what did Benioff and Weiss do to ruin it all? Welcome to my TED Talk!

What has Game of Thrones always been known for? Unforeseen plot twists, cleverly crafted stories, impressive characters along with intense character development, epic battles and (very important) strong female characters who seriously kick ass. Let me tell you in detail how all of that went down the drain with season 8.

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TV Show Spotlight: Penny Dreadful

Hey guys!
I finally got around to checking out Penny Dreadful which had been sitting on my list forever! Was it worth my excitement?

What is it about?

Victorian England is threatened by supernatural forces. So the medium Vanessa Ives, scientist Victor Frankenstein, explorer Sir Malcolm Murray and the American Ethan Chandler band together to keep those forces at bay…

Should you check it out?

Most definitely!
I watched all three season during one weekend. It’s hell of a gothic Victorian ride and you won’t be able to stop watching.

Penny Dreadful is a dark and enticing mixture of just about every famous piece of literature set during that time. Frankenstein, Dracula, Dorian Grey, just to name a few, will keep you entertained.

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