TV Show Spotlight: SS-GB

Hello my lovely readers!
Today I want to talk about one of my 2017 discoveries. I stumbled upon this mini series by surprise by was hooked from the first episode on!

 

What is it about?
This show is actually based on a novel written by Len Deighton. The rather irritating title already indicates the plot: it’s an alternative timeline where the Nazis won the Battle of Britain and currently occupy the land. Set in 1941 we follow Douglas Archer, a Scotland Yard detective, who despite trying to keep out of things soon finds himself in over his head…

 

Why should you check it out?
First of all, those alternative timelines always have something haunting. It’s like an entire story full of what-ifs. For me it’s fascinating to explore what might have been, especially if the plot is constructed this thoughtfully and cleverly. I’m no expert on WWII, and especially not on Great Britain, but this show largely felt very realistic. You could tell that they paid attention to even the smallest details. Shout out to the BBC for always delivering quality work! Continue reading

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TV Show Review: Broadchurch Season 2

Hey guys!
I talked about one of the best British TV shows, Broadchurch before. After two years, we finally got a new season in 2017. But before I checked that one out, I had to catch up with season two!

 

The Plot:
This season picks up right after season 1. Danny Latimer’s murderer has to face trial. Of course that has a major impact not only on Danny’s family but on the entire town. Meanwhile DI Hardy has to deal with a witness from another investigation. More questions arise than are answered…

 

The Rating:
Those of you who watched season one know that Broadchurch captures you with an intensity no other show can come up with. If that is even possible, the second season stepped up the game. I hadn’t expect the trial to be the main focus through the entire season, but believe me, it works out more than perfectly. Continue reading

6 More Amazing TV Show Couples

Hey guys!
It took me a while but finally it is here. The second installment of my most beloved TV show couples! (Click here for Part 1)

 

#6 Jeannie and Major Nelson (I Dream of Jeannie):
Although this show aired a little before my time, I absolutely adore it. Barbara Eden plays Jeannie, a 2000 year old genie. Major Nelson becomes her new master and the two fall in love. It’s one of those classic sitcoms that you can’t help but fall for. The unlikely couples faces lots of problems but eventually the even get married!

 

#5 Becky and Jesse (Full House):
I grew up watching Full House and following this couple along their way. Jesse is the coolest guy out there and Becky is a TV journalist. Although they may not the obvious match, they a wonderful relationship and in the later seasons even two cute children. Becky was always one of my favourite TV characters when I was young (and not only because we have the same name 😉 ).

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TV Show Spotlight: The Lava Field

Hey guys!
Today I have something very unusual. In 2014 an impressive mini-TV-series was produced in Iceland. Well, I can’t let you miss out on this gem!

(Unfortunately I could only find a German trailer, but you get the picture)

 

What is it about?
Detective Helgi Marvin Runarsson is called to a crime scene. What at first appears to be a suicide soon raises many questions. Far more people have a connection to this murder than anyone would have believed. The investigations become dangerous not only to Runarsson, but also to his family…

 

Why should you check it out?
I stumbled upon this one completely by surprise but I have to admit those guys up North really know how to make a good thriller. The plot is gripping, fascinating and really pulls you in. We dive into the unknown depths of the Icelandic underground and are left with a crime story that goes under your skin. Continue reading

TV Show Spotlight: Lucifer

Hello my lovely readers!
Today I have  a really cool TV show for you that I discovered recently. Lucifer is a fantasy police dramedy and so far spans over two season, the third one being released next year.

 

What is it about?
The devil is bored being the Lord of Hell and decides to take some time off. He abandons his kingdom, moves to Los Angeles and opens a nightclub there. But as life has its wicked ways, he ends up working with Chloë Decker from the LAPD, solving crimes…

 

Why should you check it out?
Let me get this straight: the crime solving part isn’t the interesting thing about Lucifer. However, the real story spanning over the entire series is what pulled me in. The devil got bored, he has not only father issues but in the course of the show has to deal with his angelic brother and his mother who escaped from hell. Did I mention that he decides to got to therapy? That sounds like something doesn’t it? Continue reading

4 Things I love about Blackadder the Third!

Hey Guys!
I’ve already mentioned one of the most amazing British TV shows of all time here on my blog. (No, this time I’m not talking about Doctor Who.) Blackadder is definitely my all-time favourite sitcom and one of Rowan Atkinson’s best works.
This time, I want to shed some light on season 3, which is set in the late 18th century.

 

#1 – Hugh Laurie as Prince Regent:
We’ve encountered many great characters and actor during the other two season, but Hugh Laurie as the hilariously stupid Prince Regent is among my favourites. I hadn’t know that he would join the cast for season 3, so I ended up pleasantly surprised.

#2 – Queenie makes a Comeback!
One of the best characters in season 2 was undoubtedly Queenie. Miranda Richardson (who in my head shall forever be named Queenie) also takes on a little role in this season. I don’t want to add any spoilers here, but that episode is definitely my favourite in season 3. It’s super funny and comes with huge plot-twist! Continue reading