TV Show Spotlight: Sneaky Pete

Hello folks!
Today I bring you my recent discovery. I found out that Amazon Prime is free for one year if you are a student. That means I have tons of new stuff to check out! My first pick was Sneaky Pete. Is this Amazon production worth checking out?

 

What is it about?
Marius just got out of jail and is in a hell lot of trouble. What easier way is there to get away than by assuming a different identity? And Marius has the perfect one at hand: his cell mate has wonderful grandparents. He just hasn’t seen them in twenty years. So they wouldn’t notice Marius posing as Pete, right? Continue reading

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3 Thoughts on Broadchurch Season 3

Hey guys!
This year one of my favourite British TV shows returned with another season: Broadchurch! After two years David Tennant and Olivia Colman are back.

 

Thought #1 – The Cast:
I’ve said this before (basically ever single time I talk about Broadchurch), but I’d like to point out once more how talented all these actors are. David Tennant is perfect as grumpy Detective (and I love his accent), Olivia Colman is just so relatable and her performance is always bound to get me. But also other cast members from past seasons like Jodie Whittaker get a chance to prove their talent. Furthermore, we get some new actors that blend in perfectly! 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

Movie Mania: Chaplin

Hey guys!
Today I have a very special movie for you. Charlie Chaplin was one of the biggest names during the golden age of film-making. Even now, 40 years after he passed away, his genius still enchants the masses. In 1992 Robert Downey Jr. took on the larger than life job of playing him in this bio-comedy-drama.

 

The Plot:
An elderly Charlie Chaplin tells his biographer about his very eventful life. We get to follow him making his first on-stage performance at 5, we marvel at his successes in Hollywood, we weep about the way he got treated.

 

The Rating:
First of all, I want to state that Robert Downey Jr. really did a marvellous job. It’s not an easy task to portray someone this famous but he delivered and authentic performance. Continue reading

TV Show Spotlight: Feud

Hey guys!
Today I want to share one of my favourite TV shows that started in 2017! As anthologies are popular at the moment Ryan Murphy (writer for American Horror Story) created this new show.

 

What is it about?
Being an anthology, Feud will have a different story each season, however, the main topic – you may have guessed it – are famous feuds.
The first season deals with the rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford sparked by the movie What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, in which they co-starred. So we follow their professional careers, their private lives and learn about (and from) stars of that time.
The second season, which will premier in 2018, is about Prince Charles and Princess Diana – so that is bound to be interesting too! Continue reading

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