Riverdale: Season 3 – A Review

My darling readers!
I can’t help but keep on watching this train wreck called Riverdale. I thought season 2 took the cake in terms of weirdness but the writers seemingly wanted to top that with season 3. So, let’s get down to it!

The Plot:

While the rest of Betty’s family (that isn’t in jail for being a serial killer) is emerging themselves in a weird cult called “the farm”, Archie is facing trial for a crime he didn’t commit.
In the meantime, Riverdale has to deal with a bigger problem: the mysterious Gargoyle king. Supposedly a figure from the game Griffin’s and Gargoyle’s he has become all too real…

The Rating:

Oh boy, where do I even start?
There’s a shitton of stuff going on in this season and absolutely nothing of it makes any sense.

Before I properly start the review, let me give you a little recommendation. Do yourselves a favor and check out the cast interviews on Youtube. Nobody hates Riverdale more than them (especially Lili Reinhart) and it’s hilarious to watch.

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Riverdale: Season 2 – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
As you know, I hopped onto the Riverdale train and started binging this show. After I was rather smitten with season one, I immediately had to continue with season two. So let’s see whether it is as good!

The Plot:

After the breathtaking cliffhanger from season 1, we return to Riverdale to face a new mystery. The Blackhood is out for blood, but he is not the only dangerous person on the loose in Riverdale…

The Rating:

I really liked season 1, but here my feelings are a little more ambivalent. It was still a good season but definitely not as strong.

For starters, it felt really long. The mystery going on failed to fully transfix me and to hold my attention. About halfway through the season I actually began checking how many episodes I have left because it already felt like I’d been watching forever. While I was constantly on edge with the first season and thrilled to find out how it all would end, I didn’t care all that much with season 2.

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Riverdale: Season 1 – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
I finally joined the party and gave Riverdale a shot. It’s one of those shows that everybody seems to be talking about at the moment, so let’s try to figure out why!

The Plot:

Based on the famous Archie-comics, Riverdale is now set in the present day. Ready to uncover everybody’s darkest secret the show already kicks off with a death. Was it an accident? Murder?

The Rating:

I don’t know what I had been expecting but it certainly wasn’t this.
From the first moment on, Riverdale gave me intense Twin Peaks vibes (a show I love) and mixes that with some high school drama. I am still not all that sure about the drama bit, but here they try to play with clichées and turn the show into something unique that distinguishes itself from similar productions.

At first, you think you have all the characters figured out but there is more than meets the eye to all of them. I was surprised that Riverdale managed to keep me guessing so much.

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Fargo: Season 3 – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
After I loved both seasons 1 and 2 of Fargo, I was excited to see what the third one has in store for us. Let’s see whether I held up to my expectations!

The Plot:

The third season of Fargo is centered around two very different twin brothers. Things are set into motion when a planned murder goes wrong and thus brings police chief Gloria into the picture…

The Rating:

As usual, Fargo delivers everything that was promised and more.
The story is so weird yet crafted intricately and – although you wouldn’t believe it at first – it all comes together seamlessly.

I swear, the cast list gets better with every season. This time we get Ewan McGregor in not one but two leading roles as well as Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and David Thewlis.

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Fargo: Season 2 – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
Another post about my binge-ventures: Today I want to share my thoughts on the second season of the anthology series Fargo. Let’s see whether it is as cool as the first one!

The Plot:

This season revolves around syndicates of crime families. They go about their usual business when an accident seems to change many lives forever.

The Rating:

When I did some research before writing this post, I saw that the second season of Fargo holds a rating of a dashing 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. To make it short: I completely agree with that.

With Fargo, I am always fascinated with how complex and well written the stories are written. In season 2, there are lots of interesting twists and turns you most certainly didn’t expect and will blow you away.

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Fargo: Season 1 – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
You might be familiar with the famous movie Fargo shot by the Coen brothers in 1996.
Did you know that there’s also a series produced by the Coens? The first season was released in 2014, so it’s beyond time that I check it out!

The Plot:

Lester is your typical boring insurance salesman living in a small town being bullied around by, well, everybody. His life is about to change drastically when he runs into Lorne Malvo, a guy who has written trouble across his chest…

The Rating:

This. Is. So. Good!
If you haven’t seen the show already, go and check it out right now. It’s okay, I’ll wait.

I don’t even know where to begin! The story is intricate and expands on what we saw in the original movie. So many characters and aspects to the plot are added! For your information, almost all of the episodes of season one have a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes! That should give you an idea how well written and captivating this show is.

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