3 Thoughts on Orange is the New Black – Season 5

Hey Folks!
I’m currently a bit behind with catching up on all my favourite shows and the new seasons. However, I finally managed to watch Orange is the New Black #5!

 

Thought #1 – Piper:
Well, I mentioned this in my post about the fourth season, but let me say it again: Although Piper started out as the main character, I was really glad when the focus of the show shifted. At a certain point she began to bore me. After some more time, she annoyed me. She’s an interesting side character, but I’m super glad that in season 5 she’s not the main center of attention and action.

 

Thought #2 – The Background:
One of the things I appreciated most about the past season is how every character gets to develop and has many different layers. An important part of giving the characters depth, is telling their stories. So far almost all of those were intense and got under your skin. This season not that many stories are featured but believe me, the ones we get to see will hit you hard.  Continue reading

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3 Thoughts on Better Call Saul – Season 3

Hey guys!
One of the shows I was looking forward to the most this year was Better Call Saul. I binged-watched the first two season and couldn’t wait for number 3!

 

#1 – The Law:
What I appreciate about Better Call Saul is that representation of law, the work of lawyers and trials feels very realistic. I have to admit, I’m no expert on American law as I’m from Austria, but as far as I can tell, they did a really good job there. There’s not too much drama, so super fancy meetings or cases. Better Call Saul shows the hard work and tough decisions you have to make. Season three by far more than the other two did. Continue reading

TV Show Spotlight: 13 Reasons Why

Hello my lovely readers!
Today I want to talk about another 2017 TV show that really fascinated me. To be honest, 13 Reasons Why got right under my skin!

 

What is it about?
Hannah Baker is dead. She committed suicide. While everybody is still shaken by what has happened, Clay Jensen receives a shoe box full of cassettes. On these tapes, Hannah Baker recorded 13 reasons that led her to kill herself…

 

Why should you check it out?
I remember reading the book back in the day when it first came out. It was a thrilling novel, simply impossible to put down. So I was pretty excited when Netflix announced the adaptation.
As there is only one book, but 13 episodes (each of them an hour-long) some things feel a little stretched out. But I quickly got over that first little irritation. If you allow yourself to fully take in this show, it will get under your skin and send shivers down your spine. Continue reading

TV Show Spotlight: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Hello my lovely readers!
I’ve already written quite a few posts on Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. About the books, the movie, etc.
But I completely forgot to dedicated a sole post to the wonderful Netflix show!

 

What is it about?
A Series of Unfortunate Events follows Violet, Klaus and Sunny Beaudelair. After a fire destroyed their home and killed their parents, they struggle with their new guardians. The first new care-taker they get is Count Olaf who is only after their money. However, each time the Beaudelair children seem to get rid of him, some new peril awaits them…
There are 13 books in total, and Netflix dedicated 2 episodes to each book. So the first season consists of 8 episodes and deals with the first four books. Continue reading

TV Show Review: Gilmore Girls – A Year in the Life

Hey Guys!
I finally had time to check out what ever Gilmore Girls fan had been dreaming of for 9 years: a sequel. In 2016 Netflix released 4 90 minutes long episodes full of Stars Hollow fun! Let’s see whether they are good…
(Just to warn you, there will be spoilers ahead!)

 

The Plot:
Rory is struggling a bit with her career, constantly switching between New York, Stars Hollow and London.
In the mean time Emily has to deal with the great loss the family suffered. Richard passed away and she lost her purpose.
As the relationship between them is still not the best, Lorelai is not the biggest help. She’s got her own problems to think about, concerning her private life with Luke as well as her professional life at the Dragonfly Inn. Continue reading

TV Show Spotlight: The Crown

Hey guys!
Today I’ll present an amazing new TV show that completely blew me away. The Crown is one of Netflix’s amazing insider tips that are always worth checking out!

 

What is it about?
The Crown is a biographical drama that depicts the life of Queen Elizabeth II. The first season covers events up to the year 1955. However, a total of six seasons is planned, taking the story until today.
We get so see her political decision but also her private life and struggles. Continue reading