TV Show Spotlight: SS-GB

Hello my lovely readers!
Today I want to talk about one of my 2017 discoveries. I stumbled upon this mini series by surprise by was hooked from the first episode on!

 

What is it about?
This show is actually based on a novel written by Len Deighton. The rather irritating title already indicates the plot: it’s an alternative timeline where the Nazis won the Battle of Britain and currently occupy the land. Set in 1941 we follow Douglas Archer, a Scotland Yard detective, who despite trying to keep out of things soon finds himself in over his head…

 

Why should you check it out?
First of all, those alternative timelines always have something haunting. It’s like an entire story full of what-ifs. For me it’s fascinating to explore what might have been, especially if the plot is constructed this thoughtfully and cleverly. I’m no expert on WWII, and especially not on Great Britain, but this show largely felt very realistic. You could tell that they paid attention to even the smallest details. Shout out to the BBC for always delivering quality work! Continue reading

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TV Show Review: Broadchurch Season 2

Hey guys!
I talked about one of the best British TV shows, Broadchurch before. After two years, we finally got a new season in 2017. But before I checked that one out, I had to catch up with season two!

 

The Plot:
This season picks up right after season 1. Danny Latimer’s murderer has to face trial. Of course that has a major impact not only on Danny’s family but on the entire town. Meanwhile DI Hardy has to deal with a witness from another investigation. More questions arise than are answered…

 

The Rating:
Those of you who watched season one know that Broadchurch captures you with an intensity no other show can come up with. If that is even possible, the second season stepped up the game. I hadn’t expect the trial to be the main focus through the entire season, but believe me, it works out more than perfectly. Continue reading

4 Things I love about Blackadder the Third!

Hey Guys!
I’ve already mentioned one of the most amazing British TV shows of all time here on my blog. (No, this time I’m not talking about Doctor Who.) Blackadder is definitely my all-time favourite sitcom and one of Rowan Atkinson’s best works.
This time, I want to shed some light on season 3, which is set in the late 18th century.

 

#1 – Hugh Laurie as Prince Regent:
We’ve encountered many great characters and actor during the other two season, but Hugh Laurie as the hilariously stupid Prince Regent is among my favourites. I hadn’t know that he would join the cast for season 3, so I ended up pleasantly surprised.

#2 – Queenie makes a Comeback!
One of the best characters in season 2 was undoubtedly Queenie. Miranda Richardson (who in my head shall forever be named Queenie) also takes on a little role in this season. I don’t want to add any spoilers here, but that episode is definitely my favourite in season 3. It’s super funny and comes with huge plot-twist! Continue reading

3 Thoughts on Sherlock Season 1

Hey Guys!
This post is another installment in my “better late than never” series. People have been swooning about Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes for years now but I never had the time or the interest to check in with the show.
However, I finally changed my mind – and I’m glad I did!

 

Thought #1 – The Books:
So far I’ve only seen the first season but I can already tell that this show is great. I love how the original stories made the transition in today’s world. Although only loosely based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s books, you can still see where it came from. I’m 100% inspired to check out the novels now! Continue reading

TV Show Spotlight: Blackadder

Hello my lovely readers!
Today I want to share a real gem with you.
I only discovered Black Adder rather recently myself but so far I haven’t encountered any show that can get even close to it. Black Adder is the most hilarious show ever!
By the way, I’d also like to introduce a new type of post, the Spotlight. Apart from my regular reviews on Books, Movies, etc. I will bring up a few things that are so dope, you simply have to check them out. So let’s get started with my first Spotlight-post!

 

What is it about?
This show was created by Rowan Atkinson (Yes, Mr. Bean) and Richard Curtis, it aired from 1983 to 1989 on BBC1. There are 4 seasons with a total of 24 episodes (+ a bunch of one-off installments).
The basic concept is a story around Edmund Blackadder, a complete anti-hero. Each season is set in a different historical period and tells of Blackadder’s misfortunes. Continue reading

5 Thoughts on Doctor Who Season 1 (1963)

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As my regular readers will know by now, I’m a huge Doctor Who fan. But as I am (unfortunately) not too fond of the latest Doctor and most certainly not of his companion either, I decided to go back to the roots.
The first Season of Doctor Who aired in 1963, time to check it out!

 

Thought #1:
I love how grumpy the Doctor is. It’s really interesting to see how much his personality has changed within all those years, the many season, and the different actors.
Even the story mode has changed as originally one story consisted of about 4 episodes and basically was an entire movie split up. Continue reading