Game of Thrones: Season 7 – A Review

Hey Guys!
As all Game of Thrones fans out there know, we’ll have to wait another year before we finally get to see season 8. So in the meantime I decided to re-watch the other 7 seasons and do my long overdue review on the last one!

 

The Plot:
Winter is coming and it’s getting closer. Daenerys finally made it to Westeros, so we get to see who she teams up with. Meanwhile Cersei has taken control over Kingslanding and crowned herself Queen. In the North, John still knows nothing but has a hard time fending off the White Walkers and the Night King…

 

The Rating:
Well, well…
Ever since the show surpassed the books written by George R. R. Martin, I noticed a slight deterioration.
Those of you who read the novels know that many of the conversation were featured almost word by word in the show. Martin took (and still takes) a long time to come up with this intricate world and made sure everything is close to perfect. However, the show runners didn’t seem to tell the story as detailed and definitely weren’t taking as much time. Continue reading

3 Thoughts on Doctor Who Season 10

Hey Guys!
The new Doctor Who Christmas Special is approaching (featuring a brand new Doctor!) so I figured it’s time to look back on season 10 and Peter Capaldi’s time as Doctor!

 

#1 – Nardole:
Companions come and go, but Nardole is most certainly one of my favourites. For a tiny second I had my doubts that Matt Lucas would be able to pull it off, but believe me, he does! He’s so quirky, funny and simply special that I hope we will be seeing more of him in the future!

 

#2 – Bill:
As we are speaking of companions…
Bill, portrayed by Pearl Mackie, saved the whole Peter Capaldi era for me. To be honest, the first two seasons didn’t really impress me, some episodes almost annoyed me. However, I realized that it’s not Peter Capaldi’s version of the Doctor but Jenna Coleman as companion. I simply didn’t like her character, but as soon as Bill came into the picture I was back on board as well. Season 10 was an emotional rollercoaster, especially the final episode, that just ripped my heart out and tore it to shreds! Continue reading

Lilyhammer – A Recap on all 3 Seasons

Finally! I finished watching the third season of Lilyhammer, the Netflix production about a gangster making a new life in Norway.

 

The Plot:
Frank Tagliano is a pretty important guy in the New York mafia  clan. But when he cooperates with the FBI he has to go undercover. They help him start a new life in Lillyhammer, Norway. But he falls back into old ways and builds his new empire up north.

 

The Rating:

Season #1:
Simply brilliant. The kick-off for this show is funny but also with serious aspects woven into the story. Not only the actors do a great job, Norway itself is beautiful. They come around with something new all the time – you never know what to expect.

Season #2:
The second seasons began even funnier than the last. I laughed so hard during the first episodes, there were tears in my eyes. Well, somewhere during the middle of the season the tone got darker and more serious. I was a little disappointed about that.

Season #3:
To be honest this one is my least favourite. They couldn’t go back to the great balance of funny and serious that had managed to create during the first season. Things just didn’t match anymore. But wat let me down the most was the finale. Instead of trying to give the show an ending, they created many new plot strings during the last episodes, not giving any of them a proper finish. The touch so many new aspects it really annoyed me. They could have started a bunch of those ideas throughout the season and really develop them instead of stuffing it all into the final episode.

Conclusion:
I love the first season, laughed hard at the second, and got disappointed by the third one. But all in all Lillyhammer is a really nice show with hilarious ideas and great actors. Futhermore the setting in Norway is a great change of scenery compared to most other shows!

 

What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

 

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Game of Thrones Season 5 is here! (A recap on the last 4 seasons)

The new season of Game of Thrones finally started! I can’t tell how excited I am. I recently finished the books and wonder how the adapted it for TV. So far they did a great job transferring the books into a TV show.

 

Now that we are facing the new season I want to look back a bit. It took me some time to discover this show. To be exact, three seasons were awaiting me when I decided to give it a shot. However, from the first episode I watched, I was hooked.
You wouldn’t believe how richly layered a TV who can be. The books are incredible and after I read them, I’m even more impressed by the show. There are so many things, characters, stories, details – reading it you’d think it’s impossible to make a TV show out of it.
A big praise goes out to the people who did the casting. No way could there be a more perfect choice of actors. So far there was not one person I would consider unfitting for the role. Continue reading