TMP Television Edition: Dystopian/Apocalyptic

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week, it’s a TV special featuring show with apocalyptic or dystopian settings!

#1 The Handmaid’s Tale

Don’t even get me started with this one. I’m obsessed. The story is frightening, Elisabeth Moss’ performance is outstanding. I cried. Several times.

#2 Black Mirror

Each episode of Black Mirror tells a different tale. All of them are disturbing and mostly dystopian. One of the best shows out there!

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The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 3 – A Review

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It’s no secret that I’ve been deeply impressed by what The Handmaid’s Tale has offered us so far. Although the last season wasn’t flawless, I was excited when #3 was finally released. Let’s see what’s going down in Gilead!

The Plot:

In this season June stops giving a shit is fighting Gilead from the inside trying to take this shithole down.

The Rating:

I can’t seem to make my mind up for this season. There were some super-intriguing moments but the season is far too long.
We get 13 episodes but half would have been enough to encompass everything that’s going on. The first episodes are really strong as are the final ones but somewhere around the middle, it’s dragging on a bit.

Anyways, there are many great things about this season! First of all: Elisabeth Moss is beyond intense. Honestly, I could watch an hour of her staring angrily at the camera.
I beginning to like Yvonne Strahovski as well. I’m not sure if her acting is getting better or if I just got used to her but hey, who cares?

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Top 5 Tuesday: Dystopian

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It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today, we’ll talk about dystopian books. Let’s go!

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I remember seeing the trailer for the adaptation of this book and thinking that I need to get my hands on the novel. Devoured is the accurate description of me going through the entire series.
Although I am not sure I would still as infatuated with the story now as I’m not a teenager anymore.
Actually, the review for The Hunger Games was one of the first things I ever posted on this very blog!

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Although the book had always been famous, it certainly gained new popularity when the TV show aired (we’re currently on season 3 on that front). The Handmaid’s Tale is chilling and extremely thought-provoking, so if you haven’t already, make sure to give this one a go!

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Top 5 Tuesday: F – G – H – I – J

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
For this month, Shanah came up with something very special. Each Tuesday I share my top 5 books beginning with the respective letters of the alphabet assigned for the day.
This is the second post, so we’ll talk about F, G, H, I and J.

F – Fairest

This year I finally caught up on all extra books that go with Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles. Fairest is a prequel that tells the story of evil Queen Levana. A fascinating insight into her deranged mind!

G – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

I’ve named this book a couple of times now for different T5T themes. It’s just too good not to keep bringing it up. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is one of the most fascinating, intricate and smart thrillers I’ve ever read.

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TMP Television Edition: Book to TV Adaptations

Hello, my darling readers!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Today we have another TV special: so instead of films, I’ll pick a bunch of great TV shows that are based on books!

#1 The Handmaid’s Tale:

This is so good. Seriously, if you haven’t seen The Handmaid’s Tale yet, stop what you are doing and check it out right now. The book was written by Margret Atwood and contains many interesting and frightening ideas. However, it never fully hit me until watching the show. Elizabeth Moss as the leading lady is just haunting. The atmosphere, the soundtrack, the color palette and the costumes of the show are super impressive. I can’t wait for season 3 to finally arrive!

#2 A Series of Unfortunate Events:

Netflix offers quite a bunch of shows that are based on books. My favorite so far is definitely A Series of Unfortunate Events. With thirteen books, it’s a lot to read, and to be honest, after book 9 (or so) I began to be a bit annoyed. The show, on the other hand, has, naturally, a faster pace and many of the story elements are just made for the screen. There’s rarely an adaptation that translates this well from book to show.
A Series of Unfortunate Events has a rather weird humor, so I’m reluctant to recommend it to everybody, but I certainly loved it!

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TMP Television Edition: 2018 Freshmen Series

Hello, my darling readers!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week, however, it is a TV edition special. We’re supposed to pick our favorite new shows of 2018. Well, I’ll have to cheat a little bit there as I didn’t check out too many new shows. So I’ll also mention some of my favorite new seasons that aired in 2018!

#1: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

This was my surprise discovery of 2018. I had heard about the show only shortly before it hit Netflix. Once it was released I binged all 10 episodes during the weekend.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a rather dark version of Sabrina Spellman’s life. I was really curious how the show would pan out, as I grew up watching the funny version of the story starring Melissa Joan Hart.
I was more than pleasantly surprised and am already psyched for the next season!
And, by the way, Netflix threw out a holiday special of the show which was unexpected but utterly brilliant!

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