Desperate Housewives: A Review of all 8 Seasons

Hey guys!
Today I’m coming out you with a bit of a different review. I watched Desperate Housewives back when it aired on Austrian TV but never came across another episode since. Well, the whole show was available on Disney+, so I thought why not give it a rewatch? So, let’s see how it holds up to the memory I had of the series!

The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):

Behind the facade of a postcard-perfect subdivision live four women whose lives are anything but idyllic. Klutzy Susan is divorced and the mother of teenage Julie. Lynette is married to Tom and the frazzled mother of four rambunctious children. Bree is the neighborhood’s Martha Stewart, whose perfection masks major dysfunction. Ex-model Gabrielle, married to handsome and successful Carlos, wants to have her cake and eat it too. Looking down on it all is Mary Alice, who took her own life but comments on the lives of her former neighbors.

The Rating:

Shows like Desperate Housewives were never really my cup of tea, just not my go-to stuff. But when it air on Austrian TV, there was the option to watch it in English instead of the German dub, which was extremely rare. So, I started watching and I came back for season after season. One of the most interesting parts of rewatching the show was seeing what I remember and what I didn’t because – as one of my friends said – I sure do like to turn everything into work. 😅

After binging all 8 season, I have to say I was very surprised. The show is actually much better than I had remembered it. The acting is really good and – even though some bits are cringy – many of the story lines are very relatable and still relevant today. (Spoilers below the read-more tag!)

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Bojack Horseman – A Review

Hey guys!
I finally had time to see a show I had already heard so much about. After catching a glimpse here and there I was curious but not yet convinced. Let’s see whether that changed!

The Plot (as found on Rotten Tomatoes):

Will Arnett voices BoJack, the failed legendary 90’s sitcom star from the favorite family sitcom Horsin? Around, who has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships. Now, in the presence of his human sidekick Todd (Aaron Paul) and his feline agent and ex-paramour Princess Carolyn (Amy Sedaris), BoJack is primed for his comeback…

The Rating:

This show was probably one of the biggest surprises ever.
Generally speaking, animated shows are not exactly known for great character development, depth, or tackling intense subjects. Well, Bojack Horseman has it all.

So, where to I begin?

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Lilyhammer – A Recap on all 3 Seasons

Finally! I finished watching the third season of Lilyhammer, the Netflix production about a gangster making a new life in Norway.

 

The Plot:
Frank Tagliano is a pretty important guy in the New York mafia  clan. But when he cooperates with the FBI he has to go undercover. They help him start a new life in Lillyhammer, Norway. But he falls back into old ways and builds his new empire up north.

 

The Rating:

Season #1:
Simply brilliant. The kick-off for this show is funny but also with serious aspects woven into the story. Not only the actors do a great job, Norway itself is beautiful. They come around with something new all the time – you never know what to expect.

Season #2:
The second seasons began even funnier than the last. I laughed so hard during the first episodes, there were tears in my eyes. Well, somewhere during the middle of the season the tone got darker and more serious. I was a little disappointed about that.

Season #3:
To be honest this one is my least favourite. They couldn’t go back to the great balance of funny and serious that had managed to create during the first season. Things just didn’t match anymore. But wat let me down the most was the finale. Instead of trying to give the show an ending, they created many new plot strings during the last episodes, not giving any of them a proper finish. The touch so many new aspects it really annoyed me. They could have started a bunch of those ideas throughout the season and really develop them instead of stuffing it all into the final episode.

Conclusion:
I love the first season, laughed hard at the second, and got disappointed by the third one. But all in all Lillyhammer is a really nice show with hilarious ideas and great actors. Futhermore the setting in Norway is a great change of scenery compared to most other shows!

 

What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

 

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Dexter – 8 Thoughts for 8 Seasons

I just finished watching the entire 8 seasons of Dexter. While I was extremely excited when I started watching, I ended with mixed feelings. Read on to find out why!

 

Season #1:
I love this one. It’s something fresh, something different. Although very dark there is still a sense of goodness and what I liked best: a whole lot of dark humor.

 

Season #2:
That great thing about this season is that it keeps you excited until the end. You just started to sympathise with Dexter and now you  have to wonder will our anti-hero be uncovered? Will he end up in jail? Will he get away? Is that good or bad? Continue reading