Lucifer: Season 2 – A Review

Hey Guys!
I’m currently catching up with the show Lucifer. It was cancelled recently after the third season, however, I just finished #2. So let’s talk about it!

 

The Plot:
Our dear Lucifer really has a lot on his plate this time. Not only is he helping Detective Chloe Decker to solve some cases. He also has to deal with his mother who escaped from hell. And how does God chime in on the whole thing?

 

The Rating:
Lucifer is the kind of show you either love or hate. It has a weird sense of humor, some supernatural stuff, it touches a few philosophical aspects while looking a bit like CSI sidekick.
I am definitely on the love side of things. First of all, Tom Ellis is just divine (see what I did there 😉 ?). His portrayal of Lucifer is charming and funny but also dark and deep. He manages to keep you interested in the character, desperate to find out more about him. Continue reading

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Stranger Things: Season 2 – A Review

Hey guys!
The more reviews I write, the more I realize how behind I am on the latest seasons. Stranger Things season 3 is coming out soon(ish), so it’s about time I share my two cents on season 2!

 

The Plot:
Everybody is trying to come to terms with the events of season 1. But the horror is far from over. Will may be back, but is certainly not okay. What’s going on in the Upside Down? And where is Eleven?

The Rating:
Stranger Things is one of the best shows currently out there.
The second season may not be as 100 % brilliant as the first one, but for me it’s at about 98 %. That’s certainly something I can live with.
I was beyond excited to see what the show runners had in store for us with season 2. There are many surprises and plot turns I hadn’t seen coming (but also some I had hoped for). The story remains intricate and capturing, so season 3 promises to be interesting as well. Continue reading

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

Sneaky Pete: Season 2 – A Review

Hey guys!
The second season of Amazon production Sneaky Pete was released recently. I was quite fond of the first one, so I immediately started binge-watching! Let’s see what Pete has been up to…

 

The Plot:
We start right where we ended after season 1. While the family tries to clean up the mess they got themselves into, Pete/Marius is dealing with something different: some thugs showed up demanding to see his mother and the 11 million dollars they stole together – only Maggie Murphy is said to be dead, as far as Pete/Marius knows…

 

The Rating:
Let’s dive right in. While the first season had a bunch of rather light and funny moments, the tone feels much darker here – and it works very well. As just about every character has a body hidden in the basement by now, it’s good that they shifted the tone instead of desperately trying to keep it funny. There’s even more action going on than in season one and you’ll have to pay attention, otherwise you’ll get confused. We get quite a lot of different plot lines, each of them very cleverly created.  Continue reading

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