The Boys: Season 2 – A Review

Hey peeps!
Today I bring you my thoughts on the second season of The Boys.
Let’s find out whether it’s as good as the first one!

The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):

The even more intense, more insane Season 2 finds The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social media-savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own. On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes center stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalize on the nation’s paranoia.

The Rating:

Wow, this was certainly a lot. Where do I even start with this one?!

The season had a few ups and downs for me but overall, the second season was amazing. We got a ton of plot-twists some truly crazy shit and new characters. (The rest of the review will contain spoilers, so consider yourself warned!)

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The Boys: Season 1 – A Review

Hey guys!
Today I want to share my thoughts on a show that was recommended to me by several friends. Let me tell you, they were so right! So, what makes this show great?

The Plot:

The Boys is set in a universe where superpowers exist and those people are seen as heroes. Vought is a company that manages and marked seven of the most famous superheroes. For Starlight a dream comes true when she is accepted into this elite circle. But she didn’t know what she signed up for.
In the meantime, Hughie deals with the loss of his girlfriend who died in an accident caused by one of the heroes. That’s enough to take a closer look at what’s really going on at Vought headquarters…

The Rating:

The Boys is so brilliant! I didn’t really know what to expect but once I watched the first episode I was hooked.

In the midst of numerous superhero movies and TV shows, I was surprised to see that The Boys actually had a very fresh and unique take on this whole thing. They really surprised me with the attitude towards the subject and absolutely nailed it.

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The Man in the High Castle: Season 3 – A Review

Welcome, my darling readers!
It’s been a while since Amazon released the third season of the hit show The Man in the High Castle. I took me a while to write this review – but better late than never!

The Plot:

I’m trying hard to recall what actually happened in this season, it’s been a while.
The Nazis continue with two things: the destruction of American legacy (scripted by Nicole) and the exploration of their Stargate thingy.
In the meantime, the Resistance is still going strong…

The Rating:

Let’s be honest here. The reason it took me so long to write this review is because I found the season extremely unimpressive.

I’ve never been a fan of Bella Heathcote’s character Nicole and this season didn’t do anything to change my opinion. When it comes to Juliana I’m also getting more bored by the minute. To be honest, I don’t really care about her character or storyline anymore.

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TV Ramble: The Romanoffs

Hey, guys!
In October 2018 Amazon released the anthology web show The Romanoffs. I was super excited to check out the eight episodes that were produced. Well, it was not what I had expected and I’m still not sure how I feel about that.

The Plot:

Given that this is an anthology show, it is somewhat difficult to explain that plot. It’s set all around the globe, featuring different characters in each episode. The only common denominator is that the characters are somehow loosely linked to the Russian royal family, the Romanoffs.

The Review:

I need to be honest here. When Amazon announced the show, I got extremely excited. Anastasia was one of my favorite childhood animated movies, so I’ve always been fascinated by the Romanoffs. I didn’t bother checking out any trailers, as the description Amazon provided was right down my alley.

Well, the show was extremely different from what I had expected. When a show is called the Romanoffs, I actually expected there to be some link to the royals that is somewhat influential on the plot. However, calling this show The Romanoffs is more than just a slight exaggeration. Most of the episodes have literally nothing to do with them. Let me give you an example: once the only time the Romanoffs are even mentioned is in a single sentence where a character says “A friend of mine is writing a book about that topic”. That’s it. Some episodes are a little more intertwined with them but it’s still not what I had expected or wanted.

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