Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 3 – A Review

Hello, my darlings!
Welcome to another Buffy review. I just finished season 3, so let’s get down to it right away!

The Plot:

Buffy is doneTM. She’s reeling after the events of season 2 and tries to run from her old life. But it has a way of pulling her back in…

The Rating:

Oh wow, a lot of shit went down in this season. There are some things I want to discuss that won’t be spoiler-free, so consider yourself warned.

Let’s being with the events of the first episode, as I wouldn’t exactly call those spoilers. 😉
Buffy ran away from home and from everything that happened in Sunnydale, but of course, her past catches up with her and she ends up returning. In a way, this is a more intense recreation of the beginning of season 2. So, at first, I thought of it as too much of a copy, but actually, this was super well done and I ended up liking it. It was a good kick-off for the season. Buffy has a lot going on, she’s definitely dealing with PTSD, and the way the show addresses it is great. It feels very genuine and you can relate to Buffy. Also, once she’s back in Sunnydale it’s great that she is going through a process there. This is not a problem that can be solved within a minute. It’s only normal that it would take her some time to work through everything and that, of course, her friends and family would be dealing in their own way with it as well.

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Merlin: Season 3 – A Review

Hello, y’all!
I’m slowly making my way through all the season of Merlin and just finished the third one. So, without further ado, let’s get right down to it and see if it was any good!

The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):

The bewitching third series finds Arthur (Bradley James) and Merlin (Colin Morgan) discovering the long-missing Morgana (Katie McGrath) and returning her to Camelot. But her arrival may include a scheme against Uther Pendragon (Anthony Head) whose mental faculties are beginning to falter. As his father’s mind begins to fray, Arthur struggles to help Uther retain the throne. As their relationship continues to grow, Arthur and Gwen (Angel Coulby) decide to keep it hidden. Though Merlin is becoming more assertive and escaping the shadow of his mentor Gaius (Richard Wilson) the pair find they often have more strength together than apart.

The Rating:

This was a great season! I feel like the show has finally found it’s footing and is playing it’s strengths well. The plot becomes somewhat more daring, darker and intense.

While many familar faces make a return, they don’t just come back but get bigger parts to play. Additionally, there are a few new cast aditions that had me rather excited. I have some thoughts on that, so beware of spoilers after the cut!

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American Gods: Season 3 – A Review

Hey y’all!
Welcome to another TV show review. Today I want to talk about season 3 of American Gods. After the clusterfuck that was season two, I put off watching this for a while. I finally made it, so let’s see if season 3 was an improvement!

The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):

“American Gods” is the epic story of an inevitable war building between the Old Gods of mythology and our New Gods of technology. Ricky Whittle (“The 100,” Nappily Ever After) stars as ex-con Shadow Moon, a man pulled into the service of the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, played by Ian McShane (“Deadwood,” John Wick) — only to discover that not only is his charismatic but un-trustable boss actually the Norse All-Father god Odin, he’s also… Shadow’s father. In Season Three, Shadow angrily pushes this apparent destiny away, and settles in the idyllic snowy town of Lakeside, Wisconsin — to make his own path, guided by the gods of his black ancestors, the Orishas. However, he’ll soon discover that this town’s still waters run deep, and dark, and bloody, and that you don’t get to simply reject being a god. The only choice — and a choice you have to make — is what kind of god you’re going to be.

The Rating:

I have some rather mixed feelings about this one. As I mentioned before, season 2 didn’t do anything for me. It was loud, annoying and confusing. However, the final episode did promise some improvement, so I just had to give season 3 a shot as well. You know what? It all started out pretty well! The first half of this season managed to reel me back in and I was binging the show.

However, there are still several bones I have to pick with the show. As this will include a bunch of spoilers, only click on read more if you don’t mind that!

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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 Crown: Season 3 – A Review

Hello, everybody!
As I am finally catching up with writing all the reviews of the shows and season I watched last year, it is time to talk about The Crown. Let’s get down to it!

The Plot:

Season 3 follows the reign of Elizabeth II from 1964 to 1977. That inlcudes Harold Wilson as Prime Minister, the moon landing, the Aberfan disaster and much more.

The Rating:

What can I say about this show but telling you once again how brilliant it is?

Season 3 marks an overhaul of the cast list. As all the portraied people are now substantially older than they had been in the first season, everbody was recast. Although I loved the performances we got in season one and two, I was excited about this. The new cast includes Olivia Coleman, Tobias Menzies and Helena Bonham-Carter among others. So, there was no way this could have turned out bad.

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Sherlock: Seasons 1 to 4 – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
You know what they say: better late than never!
I finally binged all four Sherlock seasons, so I want to share a few quick thoughts I have about them.

The Plot:

You know the drill: Sherlock Holmes (a dash eccentric), Dr. Watson and a load of crimes to be solved!

The Rating:

Why did I wait so long with this?!
I absolutely loved it. Benedict Cumberbatch’s take on Sherlock is amazing and although most people would call him antisocial, I find him to be very relatable. In the first episode we get the following exchange:

Sherlock Holmes:
Shut up.
DI Lestrade:
I didn’t say anything.
Sherlock Holmes:
You were thinking. It’s annoying.

I felt that. Yes, I am weird as well. Sorry, not sorry.

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