A few months ago I stumbled on this TV show. Based on a rather famous book that reconstructs the lives of 7 women. The women who were married to America’s first group of astronauts. Sounds pretty promising, right?
Thought #1 – The History:
What fascinated me most about the show are the history bits. Before watching I knew just about nothing about the Mercury program. However, after each episode I spent quite some time on Wikipedia learning about what I just saw. I’m not certain how accurate the show is in whole but the stuff I looked up was shown very realistically in the show. Continue reading
It’s finally here. The long awaited final part in the Hunger Games series. After Mockingjay 1 ended with an unbearable cliffhanger (basically somewhere in the middle of the third book the series the movies are based on) we had to wait for an entire year to see how the against the capitol and President Snow would end.
The revolution has reached the critical stage. It’s win big or loose even bigger. The rebels especially Katniss Everdeen, the face of the revolution, prepare for the final strike against the capitol and President Snow. Will they win?
This one is a classic. Not only the book is considered a famous and important piece of world literature, but also the movie is considered to be among the best. Both of them had been on my to-do-list for ages and now I finally found the time!
Set in Alabama in 1933 (although a span of 3 years is covered) we experience life through the eyes of Scout Finch, a six-year-old girl. She is close to her brother Jem and to her father Atticus who is a lawyer. The book actually addresses several different issues, but I’ll just focus on the main thing right now: a trial. A black man is accused of raping a white girl. Basically a sure death sentence, regardless of his guilt or innocence. Problems arise, not only for the man, but also for his lawyer Atticus and his family. Continue reading
A few days ago a fellow student recommended a TV show called Lilyhammer. I vaguely remembered the name but had no idea what it was about. However, I decided to go and watch the first few episodes and I can only say I am in love!
Reason #1 – The Plot:
The whole thing is about a mafia guy who testifies against his mob and then goes to Norway (more precise Lilyhammer). With a new identity he settles into his new home in this cosy little town. But he has his own way of doing things and builds a new mafia thing somewhere close the polar circle.
Sounds crazy? It is. But not only crazy, also completely ridiculous. You never what it is he’s doing next but I love the plot twists and the humor! Continue reading
I guess we all know: there are some pretty weird cartoon shows out there. By now I’ve seen a bunch of them but the shows I discovered only recently made it to the top of my WEIRD! list. Want to know which shows are guaranteed to give you a “what the f**k” moment? Read on!
#3 Bob’s Burgers:
Of the TV shows in this list, Bob’s Burgers might be the most “normal” one. It’s about a family, the Belcher, who own a Burger restaurant. Sounds pretty normal so far, right? Well, during the first episode Louise, the youngest child (and totally my spirit animal), spread the rumour that the burgers are made of human flesh. Believe me when I say the show only gets weirder from there on.
By now Bob’s Burgers is one of my favourite shows ever, they simply have the best humour.
When Broadchurch was aired on German television a few weeks ago, I was reminded how much it impressed me!
This award-winning crime drama features some of Great Britain’s finest actors.
Reason #1 – The Atmosphere:
When it comes to creating suspense and simply a thrilling atmosphere, Broadchurch is one of the best shows I came across in a long time. The music blends in perfectly with the stunning landscape. From close-up to slow-motion, whatever technique they used, it as a perfect fit. Continue reading