Merlin: Season 5

Hey guys!
This is white we finally reached the end of the line with Merlin. I finished binging the fifth and final season, so let’s dive right in and let’s get talking!

The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):

The fifth series of “Merlin” finds King Arthur (Bradley James) reveling in the success of his kingdom. But even as he and his trusted servant Merlin (Colin Morgan) prepare for a golden age of prosperity, destruction brews behind the scenes as the sorceress Morgana (Katie McGrath) plots to plunge Camelot into darkness.

The Rating:

Oh boy, what a finale! I am very happy with how the last season turned out. We have quite a few things to dicuss here, anything that could be considered a spoiler will be below the *read more* button.

But before I get into the details, I think we can all agree that with this, Colin Morgan once more underlined what a brilliant actor he is. This season contained so many scenes that were full of emotion and he nailed every single one of them. Eventhough we still get the usual bickering between Merlin and Arthur, they did a good job incorporating serious moments as well, allowing the actors to show more range. I can tell you, they certainly didn’t disappoint.

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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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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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Kill la Kill – A Review

Hello, all you lovlies!
Today I want to talk about a show that was so weird to watch, I’m at a loss for words. Weird does not even begin to cover it. Why, you might ask? Well, here’s the deal…

The Plot:

Dressed up in a powerful sentinent armor, Ryuko wilds one scissor blade, fighting against the demons of her past, seeking revenge for her dead father. It soon turns out, things are more complicated than initially thought…

The Rating:

This was probably one of the weirdest things I have ever seen in my entire life. I still don’t know what the heck I watched there! 😅

Weird as the show may be, it certainly was entertaining. I can’t even tell you how much I laughed at the ridiculousness of the show. Sure, there are many fucked up moments, but they are so beyond over the top that I couldn’t help but chuckle. What could have amused me so, you ask?

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Sexify Season 1 – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
You know when you finish watching something on Netflix, don’t hit the “back” button fast enough and it starts playing some random trailer? That happened to me the other day and the new show Netflix decided to present me with was Sexify. I didn’t know what to make of it, it looked weird and slightly crazy. Well, there only 8 episodes, so I decided to give it a shot. How did that turn out, you ask?

The Plot (according to RT):

To build an innovative sex app and win a tech competition, a sexually inexperienced student and her friends must explore the daunting world of intimacy.

The Rating:

This was suprisingly cool! A I mentioned before, I didn’t really have any idea what to expect but the show won me over pretty quickly.
First of all, this is not an American production, it was actually made in Poland. That makes for such a nice change of scenery. I’ve been to Warsaw before and I just loved spotted places I’ve seen there. It really is a beautiful city.
Furthermore, based on what you can se on screen you can already tell this isn’t an American show. There is a certain amount of nudity. But it’s Europe. We don’t give a fuck over here. Makes me kinda wonder how people over in the U.S. will react to the show. 😅

But again, the nudity feature works well with the story. After all, the show is about a sex-app. Which is nothing dirty. The concept may sound weird but essentially, the women working on the app simply want to help women reach orgasm which in fact can be a pretty rare thing. They are even quite scientific and organized about this. Not to hate on the U.S. or anything, but I can’t help but think that this production simply wouldn’t have been possible or it would have gone into a different direction.

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