Lucifer: Season 5 – A Review

Hello detective! Ahem, readers!
I binged the fifth season of Lucifer right when it came out. Which actually means, I binged both parts when they came out. I hate that due to COVID many shows ended up with split season, I would have loved to go through the entire thing all at once. Well, it is what it is. Let’s see if it was worth all the hustle!

The Plot (as found on Rotten Tomatoes):

Bored with wasting time in the deepest pits of hell, Lucifer has abdicated and now resides here on Earth, indulging in all forms of guilty pleasures: women, wine and parties. But the most terrifying turn is yet to come when he finds himself developing the most spine-chilling human trait of them all – emotion.

The Rating:

Before I begin, let me warn you, this review will contain spoilers galore. A lot happened in this season and I need to talk about it.
So, before I move to the spoilers, let me just say I tremendously enjoyed season 5. We got so many twists and interesting developments. Sure it wasn’t perfect, but I am more than ready to forgive all the little imperfections. As a whole the season convinced me twice over. They really went all out: the acting, the writing, the music!

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Riverdale: Season 5, Part 1 – A Review

Hey guys!
For some reason I am still watching the giant trainwreck that is Riverdale. I’ve had my issues with past seasons but there’s always a spark of potential you can see shimmering through. So, here we are again, hoping that the first half of season five was decent!

The Plot:

Picking up where we left of in season 4, this one concludes the mystery encountered. Once that is neatly wrapped up, we do a little time-hop. After seven years away all our favorites return to Riverdale. And – of course – nothing is as it used to be…

The Rating:

Okay, so what was that wrap up of season 4? To be honest, I was very confused after the final episodes of that one as it seemed they had just stopped somewhere in the middle of the season. I guess it only makes sense that the first episodes of season 5 now have to solve that mystery and make sense of what happened. But I wish they had just done that in the last season and started this one with the time hop.

While that’s just a minor, stylistic note I wasn’t a fan of, the bigger problem is the plot. No spoilers, but (why do I feel like I say this in every Riverdale review?!) I’m not sure the grand reveal made much sense. If you think about the logistic and stuff that went into creating the tapes, I just don’t believe that the person who turned out to be responsible could have orchestrated all that. But let’s just move on from that, shall we?

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Better Call Saul: Season 5 – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
Although I binged this season of Better Call Saul right when it came out, it took me forever and a day to find the time to write this review. Well, it’s finally here!

The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):

In season five of the critically acclaimed drama, Better Call Saul, Jimmy McGill’s decision to practice law as “Saul Goodman” creates unexpected and profound waves of change throughout Albuquerque’s legal and illegal circles. Kim Wexler finds herself at a crossroads as her connection with Jimmy deepens. Wracked with guilt and regret, Mike Ehrmantraut hits rock bottom. Meanwhile, Nacho Varga tries to survive as Gus Fring’s covert war on the cartel becomes a life-and-death chess match with the mercurial and relentless Lalo Salamanca.

Better Call Saul on Rotten Tomatoes

The Rating:

This. Was. So. Good.

Better Call Saul never ceases to amaze me with how intricately everything is thought through and how well the actors deliver their parts. I can’t praise Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn enough for their performances. Without them, this show wouldn’t have worked so well!

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Vikings Season 5b – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
I’m currently catching up with my reviews on all the shows I finished within the last half year. The return of Vikings for the second part of season 5 was one that got me really excited, so let’s talk about it!

The Plot:

Ivar takes over Kattegat and declares himself king. In the meantime, Lagertha and her remaining supporters leave for East Anglia, hoping to settle there.
But of course, nothing ever goes according to plan…

The Rating:

Well, what can I say?
If you’ve loved every season up to this point, you’ll also enjoy this one.
5b is a solid season with some great battle scenes. However, in the end, it’s just more of the same. The writers try hard to show us new things, but we’ve reached a point where it all looks the same and feels the same.
Although I love the show, I am glad it will end after season six. The show honestly has reached its expiration date and it’s better to let it go instead of squeezing ten other seasons out just for the money.

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Orphan Black: Season 5 – A Review

Hey Guys!
I just realized that I have so far completely neglected to write a review on season 5 of Orphan Black. It was the final season of this phenomenal show and aired in 2017. So let’s see whether it was a worthy end!

 

The Plot:
Cosima finds herself on a weird island, run by the ominous PT Westmoreland. Is that man really immortal? But far more important: what is he up to?
But Cosima isn’t the only one facing difficulties. Helena is pregnant and it gets harder to protect her unborn babies from Dyad.
In the mean time Sarah and Rachel battle over Kyra, the former trying to protect her, while the latter wants to use the girl for experiments.
But the big fight is yet to come…

 

The Rating:
They certainly ended the show not with a fizzle but with a bang.
The plot was beyond intriguing. It was impossible to figure out what would happen next or even predict the ending. In this season, a few things felt a bit far-fetched, but I’m more than prepared to overlook that little flaw. The atmosphere is giving you goosebumps, you will be holding your breath many times throughout this season. With every episode I was even more impressed by the writers to come up with something this intricate. Continue reading

Vikings Season 5a – A Review

Hello my lovely readers!
I was super excited when Vikings returned for a 5th season at the end of November. The first half recently concluded, so it’s time to share my thoughts with you!

 

The Plot:
The season kicks off with Ivar, Ubbe and Hvitserk still in East Anglia while Bjorn and Halfdan set out for the Mediterranean Sea. Lagertha tries to keep things up back in Kattegat which proves rather difficult.
Soon before long all of them shall meet again…

 

The Rating:
I had been counting the days for Vikings to return with a new season! So you can guess how thrilled I was when they began with a double episode.
As you may have guessed, season 5 has everything to offer, we learned to appreciate during the last season: interesting places, strong female characters, great dialogues and super impressive battle scenes.  Continue reading