TV Show Spotlight: Bored to Death

Hey guys!
I haven’t done a TV Show Spotlight post in a while. So today I want to go over a show for which I have rather mixed feelings.

 

The Plot:
Jonathan Ames was dumped by his girlfriend and he struggle with writing his novel. Desperate for a change and something to do, he decided to become a private investigator.

 

Why should you check it out?
As I’ve mentioned before, my mind is not completely made about this one yet. To be honest, I’ve only seen four episodes yet. First of all, it’s funny. Especially the main character reminds me of somebody and is very relatable in general. Jason Schwartzman is kind of cute as Ames and Zach Galifinakis is hilarious as his best friend. However, at times the main character can get somewhat annoying. You just want to yell at him to get his shit together. Continue reading

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Lucifer: Season 2 – A Review

Hey Guys!
I’m currently catching up with the show Lucifer. It was cancelled recently after the third season, however, I just finished #2. So let’s talk about it!

 

The Plot:
Our dear Lucifer really has a lot on his plate this time. Not only is he helping Detective Chloe Decker to solve some cases. He also has to deal with his mother who escaped from hell. And how does God chime in on the whole thing?

 

The Rating:
Lucifer is the kind of show you either love or hate. It has a weird sense of humor, some supernatural stuff, it touches a few philosophical aspects while looking a bit like CSI sidekick.
I am definitely on the love side of things. First of all, Tom Ellis is just divine (see what I did there 😉 ?). His portrayal of Lucifer is charming and funny but also dark and deep. He manages to keep you interested in the character, desperate to find out more about him. Continue reading

Stranger Things: Season 2 – A Review

Hey guys!
The more reviews I write, the more I realize how behind I am on the latest seasons. Stranger Things season 3 is coming out soon(ish), so it’s about time I share my two cents on season 2!

 

The Plot:
Everybody is trying to come to terms with the events of season 1. But the horror is far from over. Will may be back, but is certainly not okay. What’s going on in the Upside Down? And where is Eleven?

The Rating:
Stranger Things is one of the best shows currently out there.
The second season may not be as 100 % brilliant as the first one, but for me it’s at about 98 %. That’s certainly something I can live with.
I was beyond excited to see what the show runners had in store for us with season 2. There are many surprises and plot turns I hadn’t seen coming (but also some I had hoped for). The story remains intricate and capturing, so season 3 promises to be interesting as well. Continue reading

American Horror Story: Season 7 (Cult) – A Review

Hey Guys!
I neglected to give my two cents on the last season of American Horror Story which was titled Cult. It took me a while to get my thoughts in order on that one, so let’s see about it before season 8 starts this fall!

 

The Plot:
Ally is very distraught by the results of the 2016 presidential election which was won by Donald Trump. Several of her long-standing phobias seem to be taking over and Ally fears she’s losing her mind. But is it really her imagination? Or is somebody targeting her?

 

The Rating:
This season was weird. I mean, all AHS seasons are weird, but with this one it took me some time to get pulled in.
Not everything about this season made sense. But apart from that, my problem was that things were pictured to be very black and white. It started out very promising but seemed to be going in many different directions, some of them featuring plot holes and not coming together all that well.  Continue reading

Game of Thrones: Season 7 – A Review

Hey Guys!
As all Game of Thrones fans out there know, we’ll have to wait another year before we finally get to see season 8. So in the meantime I decided to re-watch the other 7 seasons and do my long overdue review on the last one!

 

The Plot:
Winter is coming and it’s getting closer. Daenerys finally made it to Westeros, so we get to see who she teams up with. Meanwhile Cersei has taken control over Kingslanding and crowned herself Queen. In the North, John still knows nothing but has a hard time fending off the White Walkers and the Night King…

 

The Rating:
Well, well…
Ever since the show surpassed the books written by George R. R. Martin, I noticed a slight deterioration.
Those of you who read the novels know that many of the conversation were featured almost word by word in the show. Martin took (and still takes) a long time to come up with this intricate world and made sure everything is close to perfect. However, the show runners didn’t seem to tell the story as detailed and definitely weren’t taking as much time. Continue reading

TV Show Spotlight: Good Girls Revolt

Hello guys!
Today I want to introduce one of my new favorite shows to you! Good Girls Revolt is one of Amazon’s very own production. Unfortunately they cancelled it after one season and I am so sad about it 😦
Anyway, let’s talk about the brilliant season we got!

 

The Plot:
A few weeks ago I wrote about Lynn Povich’s book The Good Girls Revolt. She essentially tells the tale of her coworkers and her suing their employer, Newsweek magazine, for unequal treatment.
This show picked up the story. In the first season we follow the build-up until the women actually file a complaint and go public in the very last episode.

 

Why should you check it out?
Good Girls Revolt is an amazing representation of the 60’s. I love the fashion, the hairdos and most of all the music. There’s a playlist based on the shows soundtrack and I’ve been listening to that non-stop.
The cast was mostly unknown to me, but I there was not a single person there who disappointed me. Among the few big faces, especially the actresses playing the “good girls” had a hard time but they all did extremely well. The show features some real life people so it was even more of a challenge to get those to look authentic.
In general they did a very good job getting the whole 60’s vibe across! Continue reading