Lucifer: Season 4 – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
The devil is back and he’s handsome as ever. Lot’s of stuff is happening in season 4, so let’s get right down to it!

The Plot:

Being the devil is no easy job. Especially if you try to change your life but ghosts from the past come knocking at your door…

The Rating:

Let me tell you a little story. You know how Lucifer was originally a Fox show but got dropped by that channel only to be picked up by Netflix? Well, over here in Austria the past seasons streamed on Amazon Prime. So the new season, which was produced by Netflix is only available on Amazon Prime as well, but not on Netflix. That’s too weird.

Anyways, let’s talk about Lucifer. Netflix decided to cut the fourth season much shorter than the previous ones. While season 3 had a whopping 26 episodes, season 4 only has 10 and that’s a good thing. Although I enjoyed the last season, it dragged on after a while and felt like the same story could have been told in fewer episodes.
In season 4, a lot of stuff is going on and I have to say I prefer the rather compact version of the story. I find they tell us everything we need to know and see, not leaving out a thing. The story is a little complex but 10 episodes were the perfect length to tell it.

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The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 3 – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
It’s no secret that I’ve been deeply impressed by what The Handmaid’s Tale has offered us so far. Although the last season wasn’t flawless, I was excited when #3 was finally released. Let’s see what’s going down in Gilead!

The Plot:

In this season June stops giving a shit is fighting Gilead from the inside trying to take this shithole down.

The Rating:

I can’t seem to make my mind up for this season. There were some super-intriguing moments but the season is far too long.
We get 13 episodes but half would have been enough to encompass everything that’s going on. The first episodes are really strong as are the final ones but somewhere around the middle, it’s dragging on a bit.

Anyways, there are many great things about this season! First of all: Elisabeth Moss is beyond intense. Honestly, I could watch an hour of her staring angrily at the camera.
I beginning to like Yvonne Strahovski as well. I’m not sure if her acting is getting better or if I just got used to her but hey, who cares?

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Stranger Things: Season 3 – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
Today, I finally talk about one of my most anticipated new season this year. I was beyond excited when Stranger Things 3 finally hit Netflix, so let’s get talking about it!

The Plot:

All seems swell when a new shopping mall opens, everybody is in love and summer jobs keep the guys and gals occupied. But nothing good ever lasts. Jobs sucks, relationships end but most importantly: Russian infiltrate Hawkins and try to re-open the gate…

The Rating:

After a few things were a little off during the last season I was both excited and anxious to see what season 3 would bring. And I wasn’t disappointed!

Where do I even begin?
The Russian’s building a secret underground base in Hawkins might be a bit over the top and a clichĂ©, but hell, it worked! I wasn’t sure about it at first but after some time I decided to just go with the flow. The Russian’s tie in perfectly with the ’80s vibe and Alexei might be one of my favorite characters this season.

This season we need to talk about relationships. While I’m not overly fond of the whole boyfriend/girlfriend dynamic we have going on with El/Mike and Max/Lucas, I think they might have nailed the amount of drama going on at that age. Furthermore, I don’t really care about Nancy/Jonathan anymore, their arc was a bit weak and their relationship is past the expiration date.
However, there are Joyce/Hopper. I can’t say too much without adding spoilers, so I’ll just say that my heart is broken and I still haven’t finished putting the pieces back together.

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American Gods: Season 2 – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
In my attempt to catch up with all the new season out there, I finally managed to finish watching American Gods season 2! Let’s find out whether the second season can live up to the hype around the show!

The Plot:

Odin is trying to rile up the Old Gods to stand with him. His ever-faithful bodyguard Shadow Moon is by his side.
In the mean-time, a still dead Laura is traipsing around with Mad Sweeney.

The Rating:

Okay, I had my problems with this one.
The first season was impressive and I just couldn’t stop watching.
With the second one, however, I somehow stopped halfway in and didn’t get back to it for several months. It started strong but somewhere around the middle, it’s reached it’s lowest point so far.

Unfortunately, the story kept dragging on without much sense of purpose. I don’t even really know what this season was supposed to be about. American Gods tries to lure you back it using flashing and over-the-top visuals but it only succeeded in giving me a headache. A lot of the charm went missing in this season and even the intriguing bit about the history of the Gods was rather disappointing in this season.

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TV Show Ramble: Brooklyn 99

Hey guys!
I know I’m late to the party but after numerous friends recommended Brooklyn 99 to me, I finally checked out the show – and just about binged the whole thing!

The Plot:

Brooklyn 99 is a police sitcom focused around the cops at the 99th precinct in Brooklyn. We witness the ups and downs in both the professional and private lives of the crew…

The Rating:

There are many things I love about Brooklyn 99.
Of course, there is the amazing sense of humor that comes with the show. I have no idea how many times I laughed out loud with Brooklyn 99 but I certainly know that hilarious is the only word that describes the show.
I had seen quite a few screenshots on tumblr before I watched the first episodes so I thought I was prepared. However, the series turned out the be way funnier than I had even expected.

Furthermore, one of my favorite things is how Brooklyn 99 depicts women. Not one of the main female characters is stylized a sexualized way. They are shown to be competent, strong and intelligent women and nobody would ever doubt that. They don’t get belittled just because they are female, in contrast, their contributions are valued. It’s tragic that this depiction of women is truly rare in TV shows.

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TV Show Ramble: Queer Eye

Hello, my darling readers!
I usually don’t care for reality TV or make-over shows, but Queer Eye hit me right in the feels. Let’s share this little gem of a show and talk Queer Eye!

The Plot:

The Fab 5, five seriously amazing, handsome, charming and intelligent gay guys, changes people’s lives. Some lucky guys and gals get chosen after being nominated by friends or family and the Fab 5 give them – inside and out – as well as their homes a makeover to help them lead the best life they possibly can.

The Rating:

Queer Eye gives me a fuzzy warm feeling somewhere deep in my chest.

Normally I hate makeover shows because the hosts constantly tell people that everything they ever did was wrong and they simply have to change all they are and things will be great. People get stuffed into clothes they don’t feel comfortable in or can’t afford anyway, get a haircut that only looks good when styled by a professional and a face full of makeup nobody would normally take the time to do.

The guys from Queer Eye do none of those things.
What I love about this show is that they try to help the people become the very best versions of themselves, while making sure that the people still have their identity, their own voice.

I’ll break it down according to Fab 5 members, so please bear with me!
First of all, we have Jonathan Van Ness. This guy is very extra but absolutely adorable and he has a smile that is contagious. He is the beauty guru of the group. He cuts the candidates’ hair but always makes sure it’s in a way that they can actually work with the haircut. Jonathan also coaches the people on self-care. This is always different depending on the person he is dealing with. Sometimes he teaches them how to meditate, sometimes he shows them how to use a face mask. But whatever he does he makes sure it’s easily applicable throughout their everyday lives.

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