A Series of Unfortunate Events – Season 2

Hello my lovely readers!
On 30th March Netflix finally released the long-awaited second season of A Series of Unfortunate Events. The 10 episodes cover the novels 5 to 9 of Daniel Handler’s famous series. Let’s see whether the second season is as good as the first one!

 

The Plot:
At the end of the last season, the Beaudelairs made it to Prufrock Preparatory School. So, in the first two episodes the orphans try to get as comfortable was possible which is certainly a challenge, especially when Count Olaf returns. Violet, Klaus and Sunny try to escape his clutches and figure out the mystery surrounding their parents. They have to deal with an ersatz elevator, a vile village, a hostile hospital and a carnivorous carnival. However, their series of unfortunate events is far from over…

 

The Rating:
Although I was very excited about this season, I had my troubles getting back in. A Series of Unfortunate Events is the of show that requires a certain mood to watch, otherwise the whole thing can get on your nerves pretty easily. However, after the first to episodes I was back in the game and binge-watching. Continue reading

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Jessica Jones: Season 2 – A Review

Hey folks!
Netflix recently released the long-awaited second season of Jessica Jones. Let’s see what Marvel’s grumpy superheroine is up to!

 

The Plot:
After dealing with Kilgrave in season 1, Jessica tries to settle into a more or less normal life. However, her past comes haunting and she will never be able to find peace unless she faces the people who made her…

 

The Rating:
Jessica Jones is my favorite superhero out there. I just love how grumpy she is and how the mere existence of basically everybody pisses her off. I can totally relate to that!
The first season was thrilling so of course I had my hopes up for #2. However, at first I wasn’t exactly impressed. The second season kicks off rather slow and it takes quite a few episodes until it picks up pace and stuff starts to happen. I guess you can simply feel the huge gaping hole David Tennant aka Kilgrave left behind.
But once Jessica gets down to business, you won’t be able to stop binge-watching. She finally starts to dig up stuff from her past and I had been so curious about that ever since the first episode! Believe me when I say this season holds some huge surprises in store for you! Continue reading

The Crown: Season 2 – A Review

Hey guys!
During my semester break I finally managed to catch up with some of the new seasons everybody has been talking about recently! I just finished binge-watching the second season of Netflix’ The Crown. So let’s see whether it is as good as season 1.

 

The Plot:
The second season covers the years between 1956 (the Suez crisis in Egypt) and 1964 (Prince Edward is born) of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. We get to see her struggling with private matters, like keeping a husband faithful, and important political events. However, in this season, the Queen, aka Claire Foy, is not the sole center of attention. We finally learn more about Prince Philip!

 

The Rating:
The moment I was done with season 1, I couldn’t wait for the show to continue.
You rarely get to see casting that is done this perfectly. Claire Foy excels as Queen Elizabeth II but it’s not only her who stands out. Matt Smith portrays Prince Philip and as expected he plays the role magnificently. He has the talent, the looks, the ears. I swear he must be somehow related with the real Prince Philip. The third cast member that shines bright in season 2 is Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret. This woman is a force! She plays her role with so much passion and intensity, it’s incredible! Continue reading

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

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