#CurrentlyWatching: Imposters


As you may remember, last week’s post was about Riverdale and that the topic was decided through a Twitter poll. The other options weren’t that well received though and I noticed that NOT A SINGLE PERSON voted for Imposters. That just felt like a crime in itself to me, because it meant you all had no idea what you were missing out on. So, long story short, I am making it my mission to bring this show closer to you.

When I first heard about this show, my mind instantly went to the 2001 film Heartbreakers, which was one of my favourites for a very long time. I have always had a soft spot for con artist stories in my heart. Imposters is a dark comedy in its first season on Bravo and even though they’ve only aired about 3 episodes so far, it is very promising and a nice change of topic from all those other shows that are currently on air.

Imposters focuses on a woman who cons people into marrying her and then vanishes from their lives with all their money. Despite blackmailing them to not follow her, three of her (still lovesick) victims band together to find her.


Imposters starts blissful, happy, with the perfect married couple and then BAM! It’s all a lie. It’s so difficult to believe, because they are unbearably sweet together and Ezra, the first conned man we get to meet, is like this precious care bear who even got his wife a present for each day they were married. His despair upon finding out that everything was fake breaks him. Only the arrival of one of Ava/Alice/Maddie/whatever-her-real-name-is’s previous victims gives his life purpose again and so the chase begins.

The complexity of the plot and the scams increase with each episode, without ever getting overbearing. We get to find out there’s a team and basically an entire operation behind the con woman, who I am just going to refer to as Maddie, and there’s still a lot to find out as to how exactly they work. She’s such a strong character though and uses everything she’s got to manipulate the world around her to her advantage. It may seem odd, but I find that not only impressive but also a little admirable. Of course I am not on board with the moral direction of her “job”, but she is using prejudice and stereotypes in her favour and therefore is a no-nonsense woman when it comes to her own well being, and that is something I love to see on my screen. I am fascinated, however, where things are going with her boss, the Doctor, because it seems they are starting to have different ideas about how to run the “business”.

And then there is the band of exes, who I am just going to readily fall in love with. They all bring their own qualities to the table and some of them are really unexpected. I think they mostly also provide the humorous parts of the story, which makes the series as a whole such a great mix. I personally am a willing mark, ready to be conned by all those beautiful characters (who are comprised of lesser and more famous actors/actresses, some of which were a real surprise to me *cough* Uma Thurman *cough*).


I first thought about whether I could ship Maddie with one of her exes, but I don’t know if any of it was real. Seriously, it’s way too soon to tell, even though you can definitely see that they still have feelings for her. And I don’t know if any of the new targets could develop into something genuine. So, instead of romantically shipping anyone, I just ship the three exes/previous victims together! They compliment each other so much and together they might actually have a real shot at finding Maddie.

Admittedly, it happens rarely, but sometimes bro-ships are even more important than regular ships. They bicker and fight, there’s some fun banter – I LOVE banter, but in the end they stick with each other. They probably have all their own ulterior motive of finding Maddie, and once they do, their friendship will be tested. But until then, their mutual heartbreak is like a glue that holds together the most unlikely group of people.


This has turned into the most difficult section of the post, because most of the time I have no idea what to say. I want to give trigger warnings in case there ever is something though, because I know it’s important to people, so let me think. The show is mostly harmless, but I do have to warn you about an attempted suicide in the first episode. Other than that, there’s only a little bit of foul language and tons of sexual innuendos.

Have you heard about Imposters? Do you want to watch it?

#CurrentlyWatching: From Dusk Till Dawn


Today’s #CurrentlyWatching will look a little different than usually. The thing is, in the regular feature I have reasons why you should watch the show and why you shouldn’t, but I am having difficulties doing that here. I am not one for gore, violence, blood and slaying all the time. Especially when it’s really gross, I usually just fast forward, because why would I subject myself to that? Therefore From Dusk Till Dawn would not have been my go-to-choice-of-show. I am not even sure I liked the show, but I can’t get it out of my head, so this is my venting space.

From Dusk Till Dawn is a remake by the El Rey network (can also be found on Netflix) of the 1996 movie of the same title. There are 3 Seasons so far and even though it is not officially cancelled, I am not the only one who thinks that the show is kind of concluded at this point. But there still might be a mini-series, which I would very much love!

The infamous Gecko brothers are on the run after robbing a bank and taking a hostage with them. Pursued by a Texas Ranger, the eventually end up trapped in a desert bar that is nothing like it seems. All along they were part of a vampire conspiracy without even having known it.


So, I need to explain how this happened. When I immerse myself in a show, I go full in (I think you’ve noticed that by now). While I was cluelessly watching my shipping videos for some random show on YouTube, they kept suggesting Kate and Seth videos and I had no freaking idea what show they were even from. The videos kept appearing so much though, that I did some research and when I found out about the show, I immediately knew it wasn’t for me. I tried like two episodes, but it was no fun.

Then came my first week of unemployment and a ton of bureaucratic stuff I had to do. I needed background noise while doing all that stuff, so I put on From Dusk Till Dawn. I don’t think I have seen the movie. Of course, I know some of the film stills, but other than that I knew absolutely nothing and therefore had zero expectations. The first season dragged a little in the first half (then again, I barely paid any attention). From what I hear it’s basically the movie spread out over the entire season, but after that I simply couldn’t stop and binged all of it in two days.

Vampires are so outdated at this point, but since they are like snake-vampire-hybrids (called culebras) here, they totally work for me. The mythology was really fascinating and I just love that Robert Rodriguez was the one to do the remake, because it’s just always better if the idea comes from someone who was involved with the original. They even managed to get some of the old cast (in different roles) to appear on the show now.

In my opinion, basically everything got better from season 2 onward – the production value and the pacing as well as the storyline! There was just so much more to discover and I enjoyed the journey the characters went through. They went full circle and that’s always a thing of beauty, because nothing is worse than dragging on with a show so long that it becomes terrible. Believe it or not, in the end I even loved some most of the characters. Which brings me to the next and to me probably most important point. The ships!


The main people this shipping stuff revolves around are the Gecko brothers Seth and Richie, good girl Kate and badass culebra goddess Satánico Pandemonium aka Kisa. From what I found out both guys are shipped with both girls (and I can definitely see why), but I like the Seth-Kate and Richie-Satánico combo best (although I stopped shipping the latter at some point). It might have something to do with me finding out about the show because of Seth and Kate but they are my favourite thing in that show and the most frustrating ship in the history of me watching horror ships. Spoiler alert: they never even kiss!

The thing with Kate and Seth is that they work incredibly well together, which lead so far that people even ship the real life people with each other (but they are just friends!!!). I am usually trying to be a relatively open to age differences in relationships, but when I found out that Madison Davenport (Kate) was only 20 and D.J. Cotrona (Seth) is 36, even I stopped to pause. It didn’t really affect me on the show though, because the characters just have a bond.

In my opinion, Seth protected Kate from the beginning, which is an odd thing to say considering that he kidnapped (and therefore basically doomed) her entire family and held them at gunpoint several times. But they became partners and Seth would give about anything to get her life back to normal, which is not really possible anymore. So, they became my new Bonnie and Clyde! YAY!


So, be cool! I know this isn’t for everyone. Any takers? Or have some of you already watched it?

#CurrentlyWatching: Timeless


It’s that time of the week again where I get too swoon over a show. As you can see, I have chosen Timeless and I just want to clarify that I am not getting paid by NBC to talk about these shows (seriously, I WISH that was the case. I’d be living the dream). No, no, it’s a complete coincidence that I am featuring two NBC shows in a row, but when my TV-obsession strikes, I just have to go with it.

It’s no secret that I am a fan of time travel, but there were a couple new shows coming out and paired with the already running program from this season and I felt like the topic was a bit of an overkill. I tried pretty much all of them and Timeless definitely stuck with me the most so far.

An unlikely trio, made up of historian Lucy, soldier Wyatt and programmer/pilot Rufus, has to chase a criminal throughout history to prevent him from changing reality as they know it. All the while they are dealing with ripple effects in their personal life and the dangerous agendas of secret societies they are unaware of.


So, I want you to go into this with low expectations. Not just with that show, but pretty much everything! It helps so much in terms of enjoyment, believe me on this one. Timeless isn’t a bad show at all, however, it also isn’t groundbreaking. It is low-key SciFi. The episodes are sort of formulaic, with similar things happening each week. Let me break it down for you:

  • Flynn (villain) registers somewhere in time, the trio follows with a vague idea of which historic event they have to protect.
  • Some guy (in every single time period) crushes on Lucy.
  • Rufus struggles being the black guy stranded in history, yet remains the character with the most sense of humour.
  • Wyatt goes into situations guns blazing and finds a way to mention his dead wife.
  • Flynn escapes because he was 5 steps ahead the entire time.
  • They get back to their time, something has changed and only they can remember how it was before.

I do realise that it doesn’t sound like I am making much of a case for the show here, but you have to consider that once you know what you are getting into, you can enjoy the really fun part of the show – the characters! Lucy (Abigail Spencer – whom I love) is an insanely smart and strong woman. She might not literally run around kicking people’s asses, but that’s honestly what Wyatt is for. She is so dedicated to saving her family, beating herself up over things that weren’t really her fault, and all the while she’s doing an incredibly difficult job and trying to hold her life together. Wyatt (Matt Lanter) is a bit of a tough one for me. He’s like the Southern gentleman who wants to get his dead wife back, former soldier who went a little astray, if you know what I mean? I usually like Matt, but he’s sometimes a little too rash and then again also bland. He really shines when he takes care of Lucy though, but we are getting to that later. Now, Rufus (Malcolm Barrett) – he’s my precious cinnamon roll! He’s definitely the funniest of the bunch but also the geekiest. So, maybe that’s how I relate to him. He has to make some difficult decisions, but I think at his heart he’s a really good guy, he just needs to believe in himself more.

So, generally, I really enjoy watching this show. I can overlook holes in the time travel logic in favour of interesting historical cameos and development among the relationships of the main characters. If you can dispense belief as well at times, it is definitely worth checking out!


Choosing a ship was actually really difficult this week! On the one side there is the adorableness of Rufus and Jiya, but ultimately the angst of Lucy and Wyatt won. It’s just that Rufus and Jiya are so much less complicated. They simply had to express their feelings once and they were good to go. Now, if they can keep the communication coming, I am not worried about them one bit.


Lucy and Wyatt are a different story though. Wyatt still very much wants his wife back and Lucy is technically engaged, even if he is a by-product of changed reality. But those two have crazy chemistry and no one can tell me that they aren’t falling for each other. Can you grasp the implications of that though? Wyatt will have to let go of his wife, which I very much doubt that he is ready for. And Lucy, well, she’s going to sound crazy if she ever comes clean to her family. I think her part in all of this is easier, although she knows that he isn’t emotionally available. Oh, how I love couples that will probably need 3 seasons to get together! I mean, of course they are incredibly frustrating, but it works very well for me on this show.


There honestly aren’t that many reasons why you shouldn’t watch it. At least nothing much I can think of. Maybe stir clear of this if you aren’t into historical inaccuracies, time travel that doesn’t always make sense (especially when it comes to memory) and shows that don’t take themselves too seriously. *cough* Or if you find it ridiculous that there is at least one guy in every era who’s hitting on Lucy *cough*

Are you watching Timeless? Are you interested in checking it out?