TMP Television Edition: Non-English

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 -or in today’s case TV shows- that fit the theme.
This week I’ll share some non-English TV shows with you!

#1 Braunschlag:

Braunschlag might be my favorite Austrian show of all time. It’s about the mayor of a small town who comes up with a more or less elaborate scheme to bring his town wealth. It’s absolutely hilarious!

#2 La Mante:

I found this French show on Netflix and was quite excited because I wanted to improve my language skills. It’s a fascinating thriller that will set you on edge. So if you have a thing for crime, check it out!

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TMP Television Edition: Book to TV Adaptations

Hello, my darling readers!
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.
Today we have another TV special: so instead of films, I’ll pick a bunch of great TV shows that are based on books!

#1 The Handmaid’s Tale:

This is so good. Seriously, if you haven’t seen The Handmaid’s Tale yet, stop what you are doing and check it out right now. The book was written by Margret Atwood and contains many interesting and frightening ideas. However, it never fully hit me until watching the show. Elizabeth Moss as the leading lady is just haunting. The atmosphere, the soundtrack, the color palette and the costumes of the show are super impressive. I can’t wait for season 3 to finally arrive!

#2 A Series of Unfortunate Events:

Netflix offers quite a bunch of shows that are based on books. My favorite so far is definitely A Series of Unfortunate Events. With thirteen books, it’s a lot to read, and to be honest, after book 9 (or so) I began to be a bit annoyed. The show, on the other hand, has, naturally, a faster pace and many of the story elements are just made for the screen. There’s rarely an adaptation that translates this well from book to show.
A Series of Unfortunate Events has a rather weird humor, so I’m reluctant to recommend it to everybody, but I certainly loved it!

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TMP Television Edition: 2018 Freshmen Series

Hello, my darling readers!
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, however, it is a TV edition special. We’re supposed to pick our favorite new shows of 2018. Well, I’ll have to cheat a little bit there as I didn’t check out too many new shows. So I’ll also mention some of my favorite new seasons that aired in 2018!

#1: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

This was my surprise discovery of 2018. I had heard about the show only shortly before it hit Netflix. Once it was released I binged all 10 episodes during the weekend.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a rather dark version of Sabrina Spellman’s life. I was really curious how the show would pan out, as I grew up watching the funny version of the story starring Melissa Joan Hart.
I was more than pleasantly surprised and am already psyched for the next season!
And, by the way, Netflix threw out a holiday special of the show which was unexpected but utterly brilliant!

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Thursday Movie Picks – Television Edition: Comedies

Hello, my lovely readers!
Welcome to the last Thursday Movie Picks installment by Wandering through the Shelves for this years. It’s a TV edition, so let’s talk about my favorite funny shows!

Ash vs. Evil Dead:
This is probably the most hilarious show ever. Maybe you know the original Evil Dead movies. Bruce Campbell reprised the leading role of Ash Williams for this show. I’ve never laughed so hard than I did with this super groovy horror comedy show.

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The Exorcist: Season 1 – A Review

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I recently went through the list of shows on Amazon Prime and stumbled upon The Exorcist. As I’m a huge horror movie fan, I had to check it out asap. So let’s see how scary it is…

 

The Plot:
This show is basically a direct sequel to the original Exorcist film. Ignoring the other sequels/prequels, it is set about 40 years after the initial events. Angela Rance is certain that something weird is going on in her house. In fact she suspects her daughter to be possessed. Se enlists the help of a priest, but will he be able to help her? And why did this demon come to Angela’s family in particular?

 

The Rating:
The Exorcist could have easily been a terrible take on re-heating a once successful story. However, the showmakers proved how skilled they are by creating something that is original yet connected to the famous film.
Let me just explain that there are two story lines, which I don’t have equal feelings about. The first one involves the Rance family and the direct events connected to the possession. This part is very interesting and unforeseeable. We got quite a few plot twist I certainly hadn’t seen coming. All of the actors are impressive, but especially Geena Davis and Ben Daniels stood out with their performances. Continue reading

Thursday Movie Picks: Television Edition – Adapted from a Non-English Series

Hello guys!
This is another entry for the Thursday Movie Picks series by Wandering through the Shelves. This week’s topic is TV related and I am to pick shows that were adapted from a non-english series!

 

I have to make a confession. So far I haven’t seen any of the (original) shows I’m about to present. However, they have been on my list for a while now, so let’s get talking!

 

The Returned (French):
This show focuses on the events in a small town after people who had been dead for quite some time suddenly begin to reappear. As I am currently working on my French, this show is the number one candidate of this list in terms of being watched soon. The idea sounds fascinating, but both the U.S. and the French version were short-lived. I’m quite excited to finally check it out!

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