TV Talk: The Boys

TheBoysPoster.pngThe Boys
Developed by: Eric Kripke
Starring: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Laz Alonso, Tomer Kapon, Karen Fukuhara
IMDB Rating: 9.0/10 Stars
Summary
THE BOYS is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven”, and their formidable Vought backing.
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TV Talk: Space Drama, Obsessive Assassin, and Dracula’s Revenge

With so many TV shows in development, it really is becoming harder to choose between all of these amazing shows. Your mood is obviously a massive influence, but it’s surprising to see the variey in the shows I’ve been watching.

Killing Eve

Killing Eve is one of the most addictive TV shows I’ve watched in a long time. The cat and mouse chase between Villanelle and Eve were seductive and surprising with both characters developing an unhealthy obsession with one another. Sandra Oh has already demonstrated her range as an actress, while this show gave Jodie Comer the chance to really showcase her versatility as her performance captured a child-like glee in her job whilst also demonstrating her calculating and sinister nature. The first season does a brilliant job at establishing the tension between these women culminating in a showstopping finale that set the bar for the second season. The one trap Killing Eve might fall into is in turning Villanelle into the lesser of two evils. Vinallenlle is not someone we want to relate to and the sheer brilliance of this show lies in the way writers turned this assassin into one of the most fascinating characters on TV. Continue reading

What I’ve Been Watching: Action Thrillers, Extreme Bake-Off, and the Musical Event of the Year?

As my reading slump continues, I’ve found myself watching more films recently. With summer just around the corner, we finally got the projector set up for our annual summer movie marathon. Admittedly, the only film we watched on the big screen was Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, but I must admit watching the Eurovision Song Contest on the big screen was quite the experience. Here is a summary of what I’ve been watching.

Films

Source Code

This film surprised me. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it, but it poses an interesting scenario on the possibility of sending someone’s last conscious moment to a computed reality in order to prevent a future disaster. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Captain Colter Stevens, this film revealed the stakes early on heightening the tension as he only had eight minutes to find the one responsible for these disasters. However, the more time he spends in this reality, the more his attachment to passengers aboard the train grows, giving him an internal and external conflict which could alter the consequences of this disaster. It’s a clever storyline that keeps you on the edge of your seats as Colter’s mission and consciousness collide in a conflict that has surprising consequences.
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Ranking Every Season of Game of Thrones

And now our watch has ended. We have officially shut the door on Game of Thrones in what has become one of the greatest fantasy shows of our time. It’s a show that kept viewers at the edge of their seats and provided the most shocking and brutal twists to ever grace our screens. It’s a show that, in recent years, has also become divisive in its treatment of characters and its narrative. This is my ranking of every season of Game of Thrones.

8. Season 7

This was basically the start of Game of Thrones’s downfall and most of those issues come down to pacing. Sure, there were some visually stunning moments, but it also saw plotlines being rushed and underdeveloped. The focus was obviously going to be on Jon and Dany’s budding relationship, but it felt forced. While they spent so much time trying to convince us of Jon and Dany romance, other storylines suffered. In Winterfell, we finally got the pack together again, but it felt cold and clinical. Littlefinger’s death was inevitable, but they went about the shock value all wrong. It was brilliant for Sansa and Arya to play the game and fool him into thinking he had the upper hand, but the moments that see Arya threatening Sansa in a very private setting did nothing to further this deception. It was unnecessary and rushed, basically the summary of this entire season. Continue reading

What I’ve Been Watching: A fish-talking superhero, charming adventures in Corfu, and Winter has come.

With the sun shining I’ve not really been in the mood to binge watch and with Avengers: Endgame just around the corner I’ve been re-watching Marvel films in preperation. However, there are a slew of stellar TV shows currently being broadcast and this selection of TV and films has something for every mood.

TV

Line of Duty

Crime dramas are typically a hit or miss. The problem is there’s so many of them that they tend to get a bit generic and all blend into one. Line of Duty is definitely not one them. Again, we’re playing catch up since this series became lost in the shuffle when it first aired, but the idea of focusing on corruption within the police bring a fresh perspective to this genre. It’s an intelligent series and one that explores the dynamic between various police departments and the layers of deception are so complex, you start to question everyone’s innocence. Fans of crime dramas would be foolish to pass on this show. The depth of the story keeps everyone guessing, and the characters are so well developed, it blurs the lines of what is perceived to be good and evil. Continue reading

What I’ve Been Watching: Medieval Jousting Comedy, a Scene-Stealing Cat, and Grand Slam Champions.

I seem to have hit a slump with my to-watch list. There are so many TV shows and films to watch, but knowing what you’re in the mood to watch is the biggest challenge. This summary demonstrates just how random my selection of TV and films have been lately.

Films

A Knight’s Tale

There’s no denying how charming this film is. This medieval-adventure comedy is your stereotypical peasant rising to nobility coupled with a killer anachronistic soundtrack and Paul Bettany’s brilliant over the top portrayal of Geoffrey Chaucer. It’s a film that doesn’t take itself too seriously and has fun with the dynamic between Ledger’s William Thatcher and his companions when trying to keep up his facade amongst the nobility. Will it blow you away? No, but it’s a fun film that will make you laugh at the absurdity of the entire situation. Continue reading

Most Anticipated TV Shows

So far, 2019 has delivered some incredible TV hits. My most anticipated for the start of the year was Titans and The Umbrella Academy and they did not disappoint. With the popularity of streaming services at an all-time high, it seems we have more choices than ever in TV and film. This list comprises of TV shows that are set to be released and will undoubtedly have me glueded to the edge of my seat from start to finish.

1. The Witcher

Beyond the fact that it’s a fantasy, I don’t know much about this series beyond the fact that it’s based on the book and had a pretty popular video game. Everyone knows that I love a good fantasy and that’s why I’m keeping an eye on this one. I can’t comment much on the Henry Cavill character reveal teaser, but I do hope that they sort out the wig because it did not look good. Other than that, I think we’ll just have to sit back and wait to see what this show has to offer.  Continue reading