Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 6 – A Review

Hello folks! Another day, another Buffy review! We officially made it to the penultimate season. Let’s get right down to it and find out what season six has in store for us!

The Plot:

Buffy is dead. Where do we go from here? Who is going to save the world? Who is going to take care of Dawn? What will happen to the Scoobie gang? So many questions, let’s find some answers!

The Rating:

So much to talk about with season 6! There are many things I want to address, as usual spoilers will be below *read more*.

For now, let me just saw I was very impressed with the acting performances in this season. Sarah Michelle Gellar had been nothing short of badass before but this time it was not only her who delivered some stand-out scenes. Alyson Hannigan aka Willow really had some intense moments this season. Honestly, she would have deserved all the awards out there for what she did. And let’s not forget about Emma Caulfield aka Anya who is a crimially underrated actress! But let’s finally get to the nitty-gritty, shall we?

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Vikings: Season 6

Hello guys!
I finally made it to the end of the Vikings saga. It’s an amazing show but after season 5 I needed a breather, so it took me quite a while to finalle get started on the sixth and final season. Was it a worthy end to the show? Let’s find out!

The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):

Season six returns following the battle between brothers which has left Bjorn victorious and a hero to the people who have been under the tyrannical rule of Ivar for so long. As the new leader of Kattegat, Bjorn struggles to fill his late father’s shoes as king, while facing several dilemmas and wrestling with the idea that power overshadows morals. Meanwhile, Ivar, searching for a new path to separate him from his past, is seen traveling along The Silk Road eventually leading him to Russia. He meets his match in Prince Oleg (Danila Kozlovsky), a ruthless and unpredictable Russian ruler, who shocks even Ivar with his merciless actions. While Lagertha has her own agenda – to live a quieter and less public life on her own farm, but new dangers lurk close to home. This season, the Vikings continue to take over Scandinavia as Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) and Torvi (Georgia Hirst) travel to Iceland to uncover the mystery circling around Floki’s (Gustaf Skarsgård) disappearance and Hvitserk (Marco Ilsø) pursues his personal vendetta against Ivar.

The Rating:

I’m a little torn on this one. We got some amazing moments, with one episode that is among my favorites from the entire show. But overall the season felt really slow. Maybe it would have been better had I watched it as season 6A and 6B. The final season was released in two halfs with almost an entire year between them. With this pause in-between, I might have been more excited overall and enjoyed the pace more. However, as is there was just not enough story to fill 20 almost 1 hour episodes. At the same time, it feels weird that the pace seemed way too slow, as so many things happened in this season. I want to talk about some of those things in detail, so beware of spoilers after the *read more* button.

Before I get into the plot, let me just say that in terms of the cast and their performances, I have no complaints whatsoever. While I may not have been on board with the story 100% of the time, the actors and actresses never disappointed me.

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Orange is the New Black Season 6 – A Review

Hey guys!

In my attempt to catch up with all the new seasons out there, I finally finished Orange is the New Black season 6. After season 5 ended with a big cliffhanger, I was excited about this one! So let’s see what happened…


The Plot:
After the riot of season 5, the inmates are assigned to new blocks. Piper, Alex and the others find themselves in the middle of a gang war. Good old friend is not exactly on friendly terms with both gang leaders…


The Rating:
There’s only one word to describe this season: boring.
I had never expected to be gang wars being this uneventful. For the most part there is absolutely nothing going on and even the background stories are rare. Even the storylines that seemed promising fall flat. For example the story surrounding Caputo got more or less reduced to him being/not being in a relationship with Figueroa.
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3 Thoughts on American Horror Story Season 6 – Roanoke Nightmare

Hey Guys!
It’s been two weeks already since the final episode of American Horror Story’s 6th season aired. This season was something completely different from what we got before (for some more general info on this season click here). Let’s see how it turned out!


Thought #1 – The Format:
This season is not what we are used to. Although every season had something different to offer, this one had the biggest change (so far). Roanoke Nightmare doesn’t simply follow a narrative. The show kicks off with a fake show within the show! You get some people sitting ona chair, facing the camera, telling their story, while some actors re-enact whatever they went through.
To be honest, I usually don’t watch the kind of show they did in this season. It took me a bit to get used to it but as they executed the whole thing very interestingly. But – here comes the big but: they overstretched it. The first show within the show actually ended halfway through the season. After that they did another TV Show were the guys from the first one returned to the horror house. By that point I started to be annoyed. While the first one actually was interesting this was just cheap and the kind of stuff I would never ever watch.


Thought #2 – The Actors:
So due to the format we got two actors for one role in the first half of the season. To be honest, it felt like most of the actors didn’t get to show their full potential (or even half of it). At some point I got the impression that it was just an excuse to bring back all the fan favourites. While there was more stuff going on in the second half of the season there wasn’t much depth to most of the characters, thus resulting in annoying characters played by bored actors.


Thought #3 – What is going on here?
The original idea for this season was the disappearance of the Roanoke colony. Turns out the didn’t disappear or even die, they are still around and hunting everybody who even gets near the house. While I am certain that this would have been enough to make a very fascinating plot line, there is much more stuff going on: Everybody who was killed by them seemed to hang around to. An Asian family, two murdering sister, … In addition to that we get Lady Gaga as some sort of witch who is roaming the woods and on top of that: a super weird hill-billy family that is not only creepy but also very dangerous.
For me, it was just too much. Some of the stories were only briefly touched and the viewer was left wondering. New ones were constantly introduced without giving much explanation. Reduction would have been the key word here.


I have to say that Roanoke Nightmare irritated me at first. While I was prepared to accept the new format, I ended up very disappointed that they exaggerated it so much. This season started out very promising but especially after about half of the season was but one thing: annoying.


Did you watch Roanoke Nightmare? Let me know in the comments what you think!

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American Horror Story Season 6 is here! – 3 Thoughts on Episode 1

Hello Folks!
As you know, I’m a huge fan of American Horror Story, one of the best horror shows that is currently around. After seasons about Murder Houses, Asylums, Covens, Freak Shows and Hotels, I was super excited to find out that season 6 has in store for us!


Thought #1 – My Roanoke Nightmare:
That’s the title for this season. To be honest, at first I didn’t really know what this is supposed to mean. However, I ended up on Wikipedia reading about the history of Roanoke. Believe me when I say that it is pretty creepy: an entire colony simply disappeared in 1587. Nobody knows where they went or what happened to them.
This background promises some intense horror for this season!


Thought #2 – A new way of story-telling:
What sets season 6 apart from all of the other five season is the way this story is told. It basically feels like an interview. Several persons tell their story facing the camera. In flashbacks you get to experience what they were talking about. The interesting twist about this? There are two actors for each character. For example: there is Lily Rabe telling the story while Sarah Paulson actually plays the part.
To be honest, it does take a little time to get used to it. Furthermore, I’m unable to predict what they are up with this, so be excited!


Thought #3 – Returns and new Arrivals:
One thing I’ve always enjoyed about AHS is that the actors get to show their full potential by playing such versatile roles throughout the season. Some amazing actors were added to the cast throughout the show. So far some of my favourite actresses have already appeared in this season. There are lots of rumors about who will return aswell.
However, this season’s cast also features some great additions. The new actors also showed great potential and we’ll get to see even more of their talent!


Have you already seen the first episode? Let me know what you think in the comments!

6 Thoughts on Game of Thrones Season 6

I know, I know. It’s been some time since the finale of Season 6 aired. But I guess by now it’s safe to assume that you are all done watching Game of Thrones and I can throw in as many spoilers as possible 😉
So let’s talk about season 6!


Thought #1 – The Arya story arc:
Annoyed doesn’t nearly describe my feeling for this story line. Arya is an interesting character and from what the books indicated this was super promising. But how it turned out in the show was a huge letdown. Basically her whole time in Bravos was superfluous.
The show makers really pissed me off with not even trying to make it better. It felt like this was a part of the plot they just wanted to get over with. I mean, Arya, trained assassin, knows that the waif is up to kill her simply strolls around with her guard down, then gets stabbed several times and is miraculously cured by a bowl of soup. Yeah, sure… Continue reading