Supernatural: Season 15 – Part 2

Hey guys!
*Takes a deep breath*
I watched the rest of season 15 right when it came out but I knew my review would turn out to be quite lengthy. So, I had to wait for a bit until I actually had time to sit down and compile a review that does all my feelings justice. I’m finally done, so here we go! (Beware, this review will be nothing but spoilers!)

The Plot:

This is it. The final round. Sam and Dean have to face God himself. Can they win a game as dangerous as that?

The Rating:

I was so excited to see the last stretch of this long journey. Although I had only started watching Supernatural in late 2019, I was already familiar with almost every aspect of the show through tumblr. I watched all season in record time and was heartbroken when the finale couldn’t air as originally scheduled. After all, I had planned things exactly so I could watch the whole show in one go without having to wait between seasons! With my plan thwarted I started re-watching the show once more in the mean-time and grew even more excited about the impending finale. October finally came, bringing with it the last seven episodes of Supernatural that would ever air.

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The Boys: Season 2 – A Review

Hey peeps!
Today I bring you my thoughts on the second season of The Boys.
Let’s find out whether it’s as good as the first one!

The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):

The even more intense, more insane Season 2 finds The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social media-savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own. On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes center stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalize on the nation’s paranoia.

The Rating:

Wow, this was certainly a lot. Where do I even start with this one?!

The season had a few ups and downs for me but overall, the second season was amazing. We got a ton of plot-twists some truly crazy shit and new characters. (The rest of the review will contain spoilers, so consider yourself warned!)

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Case Closed (Detective Conan): Season 1 – A Review

Hello, my lovely readers!
After rewatching Phantom Thief Jeanne, I felt like revisiting another childhood favorite of mine. So, today we’ll talk about Case Closed!

The Plot (as found on Rotten Tomatoes):

Meet the smallest, smartest and cutest detective, a 17-year-old Kudo Shinichi, who has a knack for solving the most puzzling cases.

The Rating:

I remember watching season 1 when it aired for the first time on German TV in 2002. Before I dove into this, I went to Wikipedia to check out how many episodes there actually are. Lo and behold, the show is still on air and is currently in its 29th season. That’s almost 1000 episodes!

However, so far only the first 5 seasons ever aired in Germany. So, for now that’s all I’ll be rewatching as I don’t want to switch languages. Especially because in the English version, they changed all the names. When I looked at the English Wikipedia page I was super confused as many of the characters have proper “English” names. In the German version they just kept the Japanese names. Somebody please tell me, is that a thing that always happens for anime shows?

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Phantom Thief Jeanne – A Review

Hey guys!
How about we take a trip down memory lane today?
Somehow I felt like rewatching some of the anime shows I loved when I was a kid. So, today you get my thoughts on Phantom Thief Jeanne!

The Plot (as found on IMDb):

A young Japanese girl discovers she is the reincarnation of Joan d’Arc and takes on the task of destroying the evil possessing certain artifacts.

The Rating:

You know what’s fascinating? How completely random bits and pieces seemed so extremely familiar to me. I googled when this show first aired in Germany/Austria: 2001. I’m pretty sure I watched it backed then, just 7 years old. It’s insane that almost twenty years later, I hit play on an episode and immediately think “I remember that!”

While I initially didn’t seem to recall too much about Phantom Thief Jeanne, it soon became evident that I had stored far more memory on the show in the back of my brain than anticipated. So, rewatching the show, does it hold up to my memory?

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Ratched: Season 1 – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
Last year, Netflix dropped a new show called Ratched giving us an insight into Nurse Ratched’s life before we met her in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. Let’s find out whether that was needed!

The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):

From Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, RATCHED is a suspenseful drama series that tells the origin story of asylum nurse Mildred Ratched. In 1947, Mildred arrives in Northern California to seek employment at a leading psychiatric hospital where new and unsettling experiments have begun on the human mind. On a clandestine mission, Mildred presents herself as the perfect image of what a dedicated nurse should be, but the wheels are always turning and as she begins to infiltrate the mental health care system and those within it, Mildred’s stylish exterior belies a growing darkness that has long been smoldering within, revealing that true monsters are made, not born.

The Rating:

Uff, what am I to do with this one. Let’s talk about the positives first, shall we?

This show is so pretty. The costumes are perfectly on point and stunning. Honestly, there are so many pieces that I’d buy in a heartbeat. Together with the decade appropriate hairstyles and makeup, this was a delight to watch.

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Home Movie: The Princess Bride – A Review

Hey guys!
However, horrible this pandemic is, it brought us one good thing: this reimagined version of The Princess Bride. The original movie is wonderful, but this take on it is just delightful!

The Plot:

You know, it’s the story about that princess and her dashing, swashbuckling hero…
Only this time, it’s played by an entire host of actresses and actors from the comfort of their home!

The Rating:

This was just too much fun to watch. I love the original movie and you can tell that everybody appearing does so as well.

It’s amazing to see how they all improvised to nail their scenes with whatever was available at home. Spotting the details included is so much fun, as is checking out all those celebs who make an appearance.

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