Tv Show: Stranger Things

Here another review! This show was quite short but very very exciting!

Have you guys heard of “Stranger Things”, the new Netflix series? It came out this year and got a lot of people hooked!

The show has a whole of 8 episodes and takes place in the 80ies in the American Town Hawkins. Will, a boy of 12 years old one day mysteriously dissapears. His friends, family and the police start a search to find him but soon his body is found in a lake. But something is very wrong about his whole disappearance and also, about Wills body. Strange things are happing in the town. More people go missing and Will’s mom is receiving mysterious phone calls from her son. 

To find out what has happened to Will and if he is still alive, the characters of the show join forces to get behind the secrets of the woods that surround the town. 

“Stranger Things” is definitely an exiciting show to watch. Check it out if you like mystery and suspense. It definitely is a bit scary and exciting at times, but so worth the watch. The acting is so amazing, the story line so thought through and the characters are so greatly portrayed and developed! 

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Tv Show: Downton Abbey

Wow, I remember starting this show when I was home on vacation in Germany in July! I actually finished the whole series! It was good but often pretty long. There are a lot of characters in the show and they focus on each one of them.

If you love the Twenties and history, definitely check out Downton Abbey. It has a bit of a Pride and Prejudice feel (one of the characters actually refers to Elizabeth Bennett), but with a more modern feel. You can see the characters reaction to political happenings, new inventions coming into their lives (like the telephone), new styles arriving and how the woman gets more and more independent in the world of the twenties. 

Smallville: Clark & Lex

  
So I have recently started watching Smallville and I really like it. I heard the show drops a bit in season 6 but I am still in season 3 and I really like it.

I think the writing is very good and real. Even though the story stays in Smallville right now, it still progresses. Clark is the hero, but not without flaws, same with the other characters on the show.

What gets me, is how Clark is constantly lying to protect his secret. And I get it: he needs to do it, in order to stay hidden. Lex and him are supposedly best friends and you see them come to each other’s aid and worry about each other. But they deceive each other in almost every episode. They are not open with each other and lie so often! Maybe that will be the reason for them to become arch enemies one day. 

The dynamic makes the show very interesting though, so I am excited to see how it progresses.

Doctor Who Review: The Witch’s familiar 


Slight spoilers ahead…

Episode 2 of Season 9. A bit too much talk but it wouldn’t be Who if the Doctor and his nemesis weren’t engaged in a Talk- who plays who- I knew all along- battle. That basically sums up how Davros is taken care of.

Michelle Gomez aka Missy did a fantastic job- like always. I think she is a bit crazy anyways. If she weren’t the re-encarnated master I would want her to play the Doctor’s companion at some point. Well… Since Clara will leave the Show end of this year, there might be a spot open for her character to travel along the Doctor for some time, like River Song did.

All in all, a good episode. It was fun getting an inside look into the Daleks. I have hope for this season to be a lot better than the last, which is my least favorite Doctor Who season so far.

But I’m a little torn between liking and despising the Doctor’s new sonic sunglasses. I hope they design a cool new screwdriver for him. They can’t seriously write it out of the show. It’s like Superman without his cape… What do you think?

TV series: Parks & Recreation 

  
Oh my goodness! This show is so funny! I don’t even know why I started watching… Probably because I saw so many funny memes on Pinterest and Slow Robot about it. 

Parks & Rec is a comedy show about a character named Leslie Knope, the Deputy director of the Parks & Recreation department of Pawnee, a small community in Indiana (The place is fictional). She loves her city and her department and has great zeal for her work. Leslie and her colleagues encounter different project, challenges and characters during the 7 seasons of the show and brighten up your day with their priceless humor.

I am still at season 4 but and I will be very sad when I finish the last season. The episodes are short, so they don’t take up too much of your time. I love the fun, the humor and the caracters of the show. Makes my day every time to see them interact.

Review: Castle

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A few weeks ago I started the American crime series Castle. It was fun to watch, there were good twists in the episodes, humorous interaction of the characters and good story lines that involved conspiracy and all kinds of interesting plots. I enjoyed watching it but I gotta say it doesn’t beat White collar which is funny and smart in every single episode. I got bored sometimes with Castle cause the cases that was where often too similar. I continued watching because of the characters’ chemistry and the humor and because I knew there were good episodes in there that were more exciting,

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I think the funnest episodes where when Castle talks Esposito and Ryan into dressing up- that gave me good laughs. Javier and Kevin are definitely the best supporting characters there are. Wonderful dialogues and chemistry!

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SPOILERS! Au Revoir // WHITE COLLAR Review

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Do not read along, if you don’t want to be spoiled for the finale of the Crime and Conman Show WHITE COLLAR! The last episode “Au Revoir” aired maybe a week ago and it’s the best ending this show could have.

Neal, an FBI criminal informant and con-man is bringing down the Pink Panthers, a group of most wanted thieves. He is also facing his freedom, either through a contract with the FBI or his last resort, flight. The viewer wants Neal Caffrey to be finally freed, to finally walk away of a lifestyle of anklet and constant supervision, but throughout the last few seasons it was made pretty clear, that Neal, as good as his intentions are, is and always will be a con-man and criminal. Once released from the FBI, we all know that it would not taken long until he is be back in jail or anklet again. His dear friendship to Agent Peter Burke, his handler at the FBI would not change it. I wanted Neal to walk free, wanted him to become an honest man, maybe even an FBI angent. But Neal was and is too deep into conning, too good at it and too passionate about his work as a forger, artist and thief.

That’s why I think the White Collar writers created the perfect ending for the Burkes and Neal. Neal fakes his own death, all his friends think he was shot by one of his nemesis. Neal therefore is free to go and do whatever he likes, live without being hunted, able to go wherever he pleases. Peter Burke is released from his responsibility to worry about Neal and to constantly walk through fire and bend the rules for him. The FBI agent is sad and stricken, yes, but in the very last seconds of the episodes he finds out that Neal is free and well, having therefore peace over how things ended and is able to commit himself fully to his family.

On top of that the ending is open. There are all possibilities for Neal to return to the Burke’s lives for a visit or to stay away forever.

I know it’s not the most happy ending for this series, but defenately the most fitting.

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