Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 4 – A Review

Welcome back y’all!
We’ve made it to season 4 of Buffy. That means we are now past the halfway point! Let’s see how the show has been holding up thus far.

The Plot:

The highschool years are finally behind us. Against all odds Buffy made (and most of her friends) made it to college. But, as you probably expected, that isn’t exactly smooth sailing either. And it appears someone else is out to get some monsters…

The Rating:

Okay, so once more: this review will feature a lot of spoilers. There are so many things I want to discuss and unfortunately that won’t be able without giving away many big plot-twists of this season. So, if you haven’t seen it yet, you might want to skip the read-more button!

Let me just tell you that it was an intriguing season. By far not my favorite but the final episodes did make up for that!

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The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 4 – A Review

Hey guys!
Welcome back to another TV show review. I finally finished binging the latest season of The Handmaid’s Tale. Some of the past seasons left me with rather mixed feelings, but I was nevertheless excited about #4. Let’s see if it is a success!

The Plot (as found on Rotten Tomatoes):

June (Elisabeth Moss) strikes back against Gilead as a fierce rebel leader, but the risks she takes bring unexpected and dangerous new challenges. Her quest for justice and revenge threatens to consume her and destroy her most cherished relationships.

The Rating:

What to do with this one?
I have very similar issues I already mentioned for past seasons. There are some amazing and intense episodes. Especially the beginning of the season gave me chills. There were tears.
But (there always has to be a but, right?) even in those episodes some moments were a little too much and over the top. The show has so many amazing things to offer, they could easily ton eit down a notch and still create the same effect. Especially when you have actors this brilliant, it would give them a chance to shine even more.

Elizabeth Moss is outstanding is usual. Yvonne Strahovski has come such a long way. I remember at the beginning I didn’t like her at all, simply because she couldn’t act, couldn’t convey emotion. Now she knows how to hold her ground and delivered great performances.

I’ll be talking about some things that happen later in this season below the *read more* button, so beware of spoilers!

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Merlin: Season 4 – A Review

Hey guys!
I’m almost finished with Merlin, so without further ado let’s get right down to it and talk a bit about the penultimate season. I’ve had a few minor ups and downs with the show so far, but now it seems to have found it’s groove. Can they keep it up with season 4?

The Plot (as found on Rotten Tomatoes):

When the action begins in season four, a year has passed and Arthur (Bradley James) is acting king while Uther (Anthony Head) remains in a state of depression. Morgana (Katie McGrath) aims to settle a score by summoning Callieach (Gemma Jones) to rip apart the fabric between the worlds of the living and dead, unleashing creatures that kill anyone whom they touch. Merlin (Colin Morgan) suspects someone close to Arthur is a traitor, and when he uses his alter-ego to show that magic is not a force of evil his plan backfires. Arthur takes the next step toward marriage with Gwen (Angel Coulby) but doubts her sincerity when he sees her kissing a revived Lancelot (Santiago Cabrera).

The Rating:

This was brilliant! I wasn’t too sure what to expect going into this season, but the last one was pretty good, so I had my hope up. Well, they fully delivered and I couldn’t be more excited to see what the final season now holds in store for us.
I will be discussing some things that include spoilers, so click read more at your own risk. 😉

What I can say without giving anything away is that the acting is great in this one. It made me feel all the feels and it seemed they finally found a balance between funny bickering scenes and emotionally intense ones. Although I doesn’t seem like they changed much, the show doesn’t feel as underbudgeted anymore. In my previous reviews I mentioned that it appears to suffer from a serious case of not enough money, leaving us with some costumes, props, special effects that felt cheap. Either I got used to it by now or they simply did a much better job.

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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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13 Reasons Why: Season 4 – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
Last year, Netflix released the fourth and final season of 13 Reasons Why. Let’s find out whether it was a worthy conclusion of the show!

The Plot (as found on Rotten Tomatoes):

In the series’ final season, Liberty High School’s Senior Class prepares for graduation. But before they say goodbye, they’ll have to keep a dangerous secret buried and face heartbreaking choices that might alter their lives forever.

The Rating:

The only thing I can say about this is: thank fuck it’s finally over.
I like the first season, felt like the second one was unnecessary but halfway decent, and hated the third one.

But in for a penny, in for a pound. I wanted to give it another shot, so I sat down for the fourth season. Well, that was annoying.

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The Crown: Season 4 – A Review

Hey guys!
Another day, another review. Today I want to talk about The Crown’s fourth season which certainly made me feel all the feels!

The Plot (as found on Rotten Tomatoes):

The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world — Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.

The Rating:

Oh my, this made me so angry.
Don’t get me wrong. The season is brilliantly done. The cast is outstanding as usual, the cinematography and the soundtrack are on point.

However, so many of the events in this season had me livid. I know the show is not always entirely true to history but if even one or two of the stories mentioned happened it’s enough for me to punch a hole in a wall.

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