Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2 – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
Welcome back to my Buffy the Vampire Slayer review marathon. This year I watched the show for the very first time (yes, I am aware that I’m approximately 20 years late to the party). Let’s get to the bottom of season 2!

The Plot:

Buffy is back! Things went down and got dirty in the last season finale. Naturally, Buffy is shaken and it takes a hot minute for her to come to terms with everything that transpired. But she doesn’t have time to mope around, new evil is afoot!

The Rating:

Wow, this season was a handful. So many things happened and, to be honest, it’s impossible to discuss them all without spoilers. So, in case you haven’t seen this show yet, beware!

Let’s start at the beginning, shall we? Buffy clearly suffers from PTSD and is still figuring how to deal with everything. I found it very interesting how the show incorporated that. Buffy leaving but then returning, yet still realizing that she is not the same person anymore. It’s a struggle for her to fit back into her old life. I appreciate that instead of her just brushing it off and waking up bright and early the day after the last season finale, this is what we get. It makes the character so much more realistic and relatable. No wonder this show was so popular!

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Merlin: Season 2 – A Review

Hello, lovelies!
Welcome to my review of Merlin’s second season. Even though the first one had some flaws, I was quite intrigued and excited for the second one. So, here we go!

The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):

With the wave of a wand, season two of the mythic wizard’s youthful adventures opens with Merlin (Colin Morgan) being pushed aside as Arthur’s favored manservant by the slippery Cedric (Mackenzie Crook), turning the prince against the young warlock. Convinced Arthur (Bradley James) is being used Merlin seeks help from the Great Dragon (John Hurt), who may actually have plans for his own freedom. A romance between Arthur and Gwen (Angel Coulby) grows. Nightmares are clues to Morgana (Katie McGrath) that she may possess magical powers. And Uther Pendragon (Anthony Head) goes to greater lengths to wipe out magic in Camelot once for all.

The Rating:

What a season this was!
The story offers loads of twists and turns. While some of day do come as suprises, a great many are rather predictable. However, that’s not neccessarily a bad thing. No spoilers, but there was one absolutely heart-breaking episode. I knew right away how it would end but still found it rather impressive.

The cast is giving it their all and I’m living for the banter between Arthur and Merlin. I’m beyond curious to see what the future holds for Morgana! I’m always down for a good story about witches and her arc is rather promising. As much as I like Anthony Stewart Head, Uther is getting a bit annoying. Let’s hope he’ll be …less prominent… in the next seasons.

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The Good Place: A Review of all 4 Seasons

Hello guys!
Today we’ll talk about another show where I’m a bit late to the party. I’ve seen so much content about The Good Place on tumblr, so I just had to check it out. Lucky me, by the time I got around the that the show was over already which means I could binge the entire thing!

The Plot (as found on RT):

The Good Place follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell, “House of Lies,” “Veronica Mars”), an ordinary woman who enters the afterlife, and thanks to some kind of error, is sent to the Good Place instead of the Bad Place (which is definitely where she belongs). While hiding in plain sight from Good Place Architect Michael (Ted Danson — “Cheers,” “CSI” — in an Emmy Award-nominated performance), she’s determined to shed her old way of living and earn her spot.

The Rating:

So, there are four season to this show. Since I’ll be discussing all of them in this review, there will be spoilers! I’ll keep all the spoiler-free stuff above the read-more cut, so you can at least get an impression of the show.

Even though I had seen a lot of screenshots and gifs of The Good Place, I still didn’t actually know what it’s about. Instead of looking up any info, I decided to go in blind and was immideately surprised! What a concept!
To me, it’s always intriguing when a show or a movie presents a new concept for the afterlife. Sure, all of that’s just philosophical musings, but I’m still curious to see how people imagine this kind of thing.

I love the show design, which all the bright and whimsical colors and effects. The costumes are on point and the cast is brilliantly chosen. In short, I started watching, was hooked right away and had nothing to complain about!
The story is crafted nicely and we get so many surprises and plot twists! Some I had suspects but many really came out of the blue for me. And even those that I had suspected, I never was 100% about.

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The Boys: Season 2 – A Review

Hey peeps!
Today I bring you my thoughts on the second season of The Boys.
Let’s find out whether it’s as good as the first one!

The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):

The even more intense, more insane Season 2 finds The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social media-savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own. On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes center stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalize on the nation’s paranoia.

The Rating:

Wow, this was certainly a lot. Where do I even start with this one?!

The season had a few ups and downs for me but overall, the second season was amazing. We got a ton of plot-twists some truly crazy shit and new characters. (The rest of the review will contain spoilers, so consider yourself warned!)

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The Mandalorian: Season 2 – A Review

Hey guys!
I finally found the time to sit down and inform you of my very important thoughts on the second season of Disney+’s The Mandalorian. Let’s see what Baby Yoda has been up to! Oh yeah, and Mando too!

The Plot (according to RT):

The Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire.

The Rating:

Well, this season was quite a ride. I’ll be perfectly honest. I wasn’t fully on board with the first episodes and still have some criticism but the last few episodes really pulled the ship around for me. Also, there will be quite a few spoilers from here on, so continue to read at your own risk. 😉

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Comics vs. TV Show: The Umbrella Academy – Season 2

Hello, my darling readers!
I couldn’t help but bingeing The Umbrella Academy’s second season. Additionally, I dove back into the comics to see whether I liked our heroes better on-screen or off!

The Plot of the Show’s Second Season (as found on Rotten Tomatoes):

Five warned his family (so, so many times) that using his powers to escape from Vanya’s 2019 apocalypse was risky. Well, he was right — the time jump scatters the siblings in time in and around Dallas, Texas. Over a three year period. Starting in 1960. Some, having been stuck in the past for years, have built lives and moved on, certain they’re the only ones who survived. Five is the last to land, smack dab in the middle of a nuclear doomsday, which — spoiler alert! — turns out is a result of the group’s disruption of the timeline (déjà vu, anyone?). Now the Umbrella Academy must find a way to reunite, figure out what caused doomsday, put a stop to it, and return to the present timeline to stop that other apocalypse. All while being hunted by a trio of ruthless Swedish assassins. But seriously, no pressure or anything.

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