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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Letterkenny – A Review of Seasons 1-9

Hey guys!
Today I bring you my new favorite comedy of all-time. You have no idea how glad I am that Letterkenny was recommended to me! As I am writing this, 9 seasons have been released but there are more come and I can’t wait.

The Plot (as found on RT):

This comedy series showcases the antics of the residents of Letterkenny, a small rural community in Canada. Siblings Wayne and Katy run a small farm and produce stand, with Wayne’s friends Daryl and “Squirrely” Dan helping out. Many of the town’s inhabitants fall into one of several groups, which include the farmers, or “hicks,” the out-of-towners on the local hockey team, the local drug addicts and the “natives,” who are members of the local First Nation. “Letterkenny” began its life as a YouTube series called “Letterkenny Problems.”

The Rating:

As you may have gathered from the introduction, I absolutely love this show. 😅
Honestly, I had no expectations going in, I hadn’t even heard of the series until somebody sat me down to watch it. I was done for from the first episode on. I swear, everything about this show is absolutely brilliant!

First of all, the writing. I think I said about 7 million times while watching this that the writers deserve all the awards in the world. The show is funny to a degree that your belly will hurt from laughing so hard. But it’s not just funny, it’s also smart. The banter between the characters is witty, eloquent and I simply admire the writers for being able to come up with so many great puns. Letterkenny really is unlike anything else I have ever seen in that regard. So far, they managed to keep the quality super high throughout all seasons. I am convinced that the upcoming season will be no exception in that regard.

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Riverdale: Season 5, Part 2 – A Review

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We’re back with Riverdale, taking a closer look at the second half of Riverdale’s season 5. I wasn’t too impressed with the first half, but maybe they manage to redeem themselves?

The Plot:

Okay, so the timehop has happened, we are still in Riverdale. Archie is still over the place, Betty is on the hunt for a serial killer, Jughead needs to get a grip, Veronica tries to get back to being her old self, while I don’t even know what the heck is going on with Cheryl…

The Rating:

What. A. Giant. Clusterfuck.
I don’t have words for how freaking bad this season was. There were moments that has so much potential, this could have been great but overall, I think this is the season I dislike the most so far. This review will feature a lot of spoilers because, believe me, there are *a lot* of things we need to address.

The sheer craziness of some of the plot developments is nothing short of ridiculous. Some episodes were so cringe-worthy, I actually had to stop halfway through to stop halfway through to take a deep breath and a break before finishing. Let’s talk about some of that after the *read more*.

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Death Parade

Hey guys!
Today I have some more anime for you. This show completely surprised me and really knocked it out of the park.
So, let’s have a little chat about Death Parade!

The Plot (according to IMDb):

After death, humans go to either heaven or hell. But for some, at the instant of their death, they arrive at the Quindecim, a bar attended by the mysterious white-haired Decim.

The Rating:

This show had no right. NO RIGHT. It made me feel all the feels and I definitely was not prepared for that. It’s insane how anime shows always come up with a concept that should not work but somehow it does. And not only does it work, it gets to you.

You die and then you get judged. So far, you’re still with me, right? You find yourself in a bar and you have to play some games. BUT the game is just a façade, it’s not about who wins but how you act in the face of victory or defeat. I mean, excuse me, this is brilliant but also weird. And when I say weird, I mean you have to play twisted to save your soul, essentially.

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Sailor Moon (Seasons 1-4)

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Today I’m revisiting a show I absolutely adored when I was little. When I noticed that Sailor Moon is available on Hulu I just had to sit down to binge it. Let’s see if it lived up to my memory!

The Plot (according to RT):

A trouble-prone schoolgirl receives the ability to transform into a powerful heroine and assembles a team of friends and allies to battle the forces of evil that threaten the world.

The Rating:

Okay, it’s been a good 20 years since I watched Sailor Moon. I was really curious to see whether anything would feel familiar or if I might even remember specific things. After binging seasons 1-4 (I still need to get to season 5, but it was only available in subbed version which means I can’t work or do anything else while watching, so it has to wait for now) I came to the conclusion that I probably started watching from season 3 onwards when I was little. I was actually surprised how many things really seemed familiar. Some episodes I even recognized and recalled specific details about!

But nevermind all that, let’s talk about the show!
There are a great many things wrong with it that rubbed me the wrong way but also many things that I found quite surprising and really forward considering this show aired in the 90s. I want to start with some of the positive things. This mainly includes homosexuality and genderfluidity. I don’t remember exactly at which point in the show this occurred but the girls (and I refer to them as girls as they are 15 years old!) were speculating that one of them is dating and somebody was curious what the boy might look like when somebody else quickly interjected, hey it could also be a girl. And everybody was like, ok yeah, maybe. And that was it. It was depicted as something completely normal. Which brings us to season 3, where two new guardians were introduced. One of them is Sailor Uranus who many people mistake for a boy at first. She dresses like that and usually does not correct people in their assumption, which is why I mentioned genderfluidity before. Haruka, or Sailor Uranus, seems to just move between male and female at her own discretion and it’s never something that gets criticized. In fact, pretty much all the other girls have a crush on her and are disappointed when it turns out that Haruka is not a guy (as they are all straight, I guess). It is also heavily hinted that Haruka is in a relationship with Michiru (Sailor Neptune). Again, nothing that ever gets discussed or criticized. It’s the way it is and it’s normal. How is it that in an anime from the 90s, that was specifically marketed towards children, this can be incorporated in such a normal way without anyone batting an eye, yet here we are in 2021 where it still seems groundbreaking when a homosexual character is included in any show? I honestly didn’t remember any of that from the show, so I was really surprised, impressed and really happy about it!

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Chernobyl

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Today I want to talk about a limited series that garnered a lot of attention back in 2019. The HBO show Chernobyl is based on real events, diving into what happened in 1986. It’s always both diffcult to pull something like that off, so let’s see how it turned out this time!

The Plot (according to RT):

Brave men and women act heroically to mitigate catastrophic damage when the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffers a nuclear accident on April 26, 1986.

The Rating:

Damn, this was really intense. You can tell immediately why Chernobyl won so many awards. The cast was chosen expertly and each and every one of the performaces hid hard. Coupled with the writing capitalizing on real life events that were so tragic, this will hit you right in the feels.

The cinematography is also on-point with many scenes that don’t just look impressive but will burn themselves into your brain. They really captured the right vibe and many moments will give you chills.

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