Riverdale: Season 6.2 – A Review

Hey guys!
Well, it is time to talk about the second half of Riverdale’s sixth season. I finished watching the first half with a sour taste in my mouth, so let’s see if things could be salvaged in the second half!

The Plot:

How on earth do I describe this? Blatant MCU rip-off superhero multiverse stuff?

The Rating:

Whenever I watch a show or movie, I usually jot down some bullet points of my thoughts, so that when I sit down to write my review (most of the time a lot later than I intended to) I can actually remember stuff. My first not for this season of Riverdale is “The bad writing makes me wanna cry.” I think this should give you a good idea of how I feel about season 6 part 2.

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it another ten thousand times. This show has so much potential, but the writing is abysmally bad. And I don’t mean the fact that this season we are dealing with supernatural stuff and a parallel universe. While this sound a bit crazy, I am convinced that this could have worked out tremendously well, simply if it had been written better.

The second half of this season was not just badly written, it also felt extremely lazy on top of that. I’m going to give some examples so, the following paragraphs will contain spoilers!

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Riverdale: Season 6.1 – A Review

Hello, my lovely readers!
Oh boy, it’s time for another Riverdale season. How bad is it gonna be this time? Well, we’re about to find out…

The Plot:

I don’t even know how to describe the first half of this season. A clusterfuck rip-off Twilight Zone attempt?

Riverdale on RT

The Rating:

What an on-fire garbage can of a season that was (or first half thereof). Riverdale splits its season in half now and I will keep reviewing both halves separately simply because I wouldn’t be able to remember anything about the first one by the time the second one is airing. Riverdale 6.1 is actually a bit of a special case as it doesn’t yet really continue with the story. It’s as if some of the writers have watched American Horror Stories (which already was terrible) and decided to do the same thing. Somebody really said, “let’s do Twilight Zone but make it shitty”. I would very much like to know what kind of drugs the writers are on, as that is hands down the only explanation for the scripts.
What pisses me off is that there is always so much potential. Like, this could have been great. The idea was there, the cast is amazing. But the *execution*. Boy, I don’t have words to convey just how cringy this was. I swear for every step forward there are 864531 steps back.

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Lucifer: Season 6 – A Review

The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):

Based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg, this series follows Lucifer, the original fallen angel, who has become dissatisfied with his life in hell. After abandoning his throne and retiring to Los Angeles, Lucifer indulges in his favorite things (women, wine and song) — until a murder takes place outside of his upscale nightclub. For the first time in billions of years, the murder awakens something unfamiliar in Lucifer’s soul that is eerily similar to compassion and sympathy. Lucifer is faced with another surprise when he meets an intriguing homicide detective named Chloe, who appears to possess an inherent goodness — unlike the worst of humanity, to which he is accustomed. Suddenly, Lucifer starts to wonder if there is hope for his soul.

The Rating:

Okay guys, we made it to the sixth and final season of Lucifer. At this point it is basically impossible to discuss what’s going on without spoilers, so click the *read more* tag at your own risk!

What I can say without giving anything away is that I tremendously enjoyed the season and thought that it made a worthy end to the show. The writing was great, the acting impeccable. The story comes with twists and surprises. I’ve grown to love the cast so much and the writers really managed to pull at our heartstrings with this season – and not just because I know that there won’t be more.

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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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