Dracula (2020): Season 1 – A Review

Hey guys!
This year Netflix in collaboration with the BBC graced us with the uptenth adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Let’s see how the latest take on the familar story turned out!

The Plot:

This version of Dracula details his exploits through the ages. Right up until today…

The Rating:

Okay. Well, this was interesting. Dracula consists of three episodes, all of them movie-length.

The first episode which focuses on Jonathan Harker’s experiences was transfixing and interesting. I was immediately hooked and curious for the rest.

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3 Times German Language was used perfectly in English Movies

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It’s time for another list! Today I have something very special for you. There are some movies that are actually made in English but feature also other languages. This happens rather rarely – which is shame! It really adds to the authenticity of the film!
And the actors get to show one more talent 😉

 

Inglorious Basterds:
Quentin Tarantino is one of my all-time favourite directors. His movies have so much to offer and Inglorious Basterds in particular is a gem. This film actually features four different languages and I really appreciate it that instead of doing it all in English subtitles were used. The characters speak German, English, French and (very bad) Italian! It was really cool for me to watch it as I live in a German-speaking country and also got a chance to refresh my French lessons!

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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

TV Show Review: Broadchurch Season 2

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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!

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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

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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