Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Feb 11-17)

This wasn’t my best of weeks, but it did get better from the previous one and I hope the upcoming week will top the last one again. Step by step. However, I am really happy with the selection of trailers for this post! Check it out yourself:

Movies

Frozen 2

This looks SO grown-up and epic and intense. First of all, no one talks in the entirety of the teaser and then, it looks like this was made for adults but the first movie wasn’t released that long ago. So … the audience isn’t that much older yet? I am just a little confused as to who this is exactly targeted for.

Aladdin

I … only like the music so far?

Yesterday

It looks like the perfect what-if-movie. I mean, come on! Every aspiring musician must have imagined a scenario like that in one shape or another at some point in their life.

Long Shot

This looks hilarious!

The Hustle

Is this … another gender-swapped remake? It looks like Dirty Rotten Scoundrels from the 80s.

Tolkien

I am intrigued.

After

So, I haven’t read the books and I am generally not too keen about this whole thing, but … I just think this would have been the perfect movie for a streaming platform rather than a theatrical release. Is it just me who thinks that?

Teen Spirit

I liked the music in the first trailer better, but this movie is growing on me for more reasons than just Max. Still think that the title was a mistake. Everyone will forever associate it with Nirvana.

Juanita

I’d watch this. We all need to change up our life every now and then.

Five Feet Apart

From what I heard from the screenings so far, it’s really well received (even among skeptics).

The Descendants 3

Yeah, I am probably going to watch this … I still have songs from the previous movies stuck in my head.

Mia and the White Lion

I’d actually prefer a documentary about the making of this movie, because they shot this over several years, so the girl could grow up together with the lion. She was one of only three people allowed to interact with him directly.

Ma

No, no, no! This turned so creepy and I don’t want Octavia Spencer to be creepy.

Starfish

It’s Karolina from Runaways!

TV Shows

Derry Girls (Season 2)

I am so happy this show will continue.

Good Girls (Season 2)

YAAAS! Oh my, this was made purely for all the Beth-Rio-shippers (like me) out there!

Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger (Season 2)

I am so looking forward to this!

Killing Eve (Season 2)

More brilliance from Jodie and Sandra.

The Bold Type (Season 3)

We are all excited, right?

Animal Kingdom (Season 4)

I can’t wait for my mad, bad family to return.

Jane the Virgin (Season 5/Final season)

Do NOT watch this promo if you are not up to date with the show!

What have you been watching? I took Friday off and binged all of The Umbrella Academy – my heart is full! Let’s chat!

Kiss, Marry, Kill: TV Edition

You all know, we’ve done this before! There was the book edition, the TV & book edition and this beautiful Valentine’s Day we are focusing on TV alone. I was even too lazy to make a new graphic, but that’s the beauty of this tag and this tradition … it still doesn’t get old. (At least I hope so!?!?!)

As always, this is also your yearly reminder that Valentine’s Day should not make you feel bad about yourself if you are single. I’ve never spent that day with anyone in particular and I am just fine! This day is just as much as about self love, if you choose it to be, so – be a little kinder to that face in the mirror today!

**all names and shows were randomly drawn**

ROUND 1

Kiss: Sutton (The Bold Type) – I don’t really have an explanation for this? Out of these three characters I feel the most neutral about Sutton??

Marry: Gert (Marvel’s Runaways) – Everyone who knows me, knows that I love Gert. I think marriage could be kind of exhausting with her, but she is fierce and not to be messed with and doing the best she can in a tough spot and I love her for that.

Kill: Manfred (Midnight, Texas) – Given how often he has been possessed by ghosts now … maybe he should just join them?

ROUND 2

Kiss: Marcy (Travelers) – Marcy is so pretty and cool, but also from the future with a very high intellect and I am not sure how I’d feel being with her for longer? So a kiss it is.

Marry: Michael (Roswell, New Mexico) – Michael is a broken boy, but I love him. He brings out the silly “I want to save THIS particular bad boy and love him forevermore”-feels in me.

Kill: Otis (Sex Education) – I am so sorry! Otis is like a precious bean, but he’s also so young and I can’t imagine dating him either??

ROUND 3

Kiss: Nick (The Handmaid’s Tale) – he is one handsome devil. Nick isn’t a bad man, but he is also not a good one. I credit that to the world he lives in, but I’d rather just have a brief encounter with him.

Marry: Jules (Imposters) – that woman has been through some heartbreak, but I am sure I could be the stable environment she needs. I am super trustworthy. Also, I always wanted to make a con artist fall in love with me. It’s a whole thing.

Kill: Elsa (Plan Coeur) – I never know how to explain the “kill” decisions, because Elsa is such an awkward mess that I super relate to her, but together we’d be terrible.

ROUND 4

Kiss: Matthew (A Discovery of Witches) – I am sort of over vampires, but … Matthew intrigues me. I’d like to know what a kiss feels like.

Marry: Alan (Russian Doll) – he was one of my favourite parts of the brilliance that was Russian Doll. He has his issues, just like everyone else (maybe a couple more), but he has a golden heart. I couldn’t imagine anyone nicer by my side.

Kill: Cameron (Halt & Catch Fire) – She is badass, but she also always believes she is right, holds a grudge forever … wow, dang … that all sounded way too familiar to myself. But my issue is that she lets her friends down and believes she is superior to them.

ROUND 5

Kiss: Eleanor (The Good Place) – Girl is a snack, as she constantly likes to point out herself!

Marry: Fallon (Dynasty) – would I like to have the comfort and security that comes with being a Carrington? Heck, yeah! I just don’t want all the drama and backstabbing.

Kill: Lisa (Friends from College) – Lisa is in enough love drama without me. I actually really like her on the show, unlike a lot of other viewers apparently, but out of the three here, she just wouldn’t be my top pick.

ROUND 6

Kiss: Tandy (Cloak and Dagger) – Tandy is a mess, but a cute one?

Marry: Buck (9-1-1) – not gonna lie, I am just majorly crushing on this dude. The way he was into Abby, I mean, that’s a girl’s dream! I want that for myself!!

Kill: Joe (You) – Easiest choice ever!!! One less creep out and about.

ROUND 7

Kiss: Amanda (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency) – she’s cool. I’ve got nothing more.

Marry: Wynonna (Wynonna Earp) – She’s even cooler. I have even less to say.

Kill: David (Schitt’s Creek) – I AM SO SORRY! I adore David, but he’s a lot. Like a lot a lot.

ROUND 8

Kiss: Hope (Legacies) – I didn’t always like Hope, but she has grown on me. And she does have vibes with Josie, so I think she’d kiss a girl.

Marry: Schneider (One Day at a Time) – He’s such a lovable dork. I think him being in a loving environment, surrounded by family, that would really do him good. Just look at how he blossoms when he is with the fam on the show.

Kill: Alyssa (The End of the F***ing World) – Nah, I just couldn’t see myself with her.

ROUND 9

Kiss: Jasper (The Royals) – my beloved bodyguardian angel. I’d steal a kiss, but he’ll be forever with Len in my mind.

Marry: Dylan (Tidelands) – I just … uhm … think he’s hot? And he’s half siren! That’s my jam.

Kill: Carmen (Siempre Bruja) – I keep wanting to apologize to the characters, even though someone always has to die …

ROUND 10

Kiss: Tommy (Peaky Blinders) – that man is in pieces and I would never dare suggest I could somehow make him whole again.

Marry: Sansa (Game of Thrones) – my one and only true Queen!

Kill: Star (Star) – I envy her for her voice and tenacity, but that girl is so selfish and mean and sometimes straight violent.


So, that concludes this year’s Kiss, Marry, Kill. I know my taste in shows is pretty out there, so I hope there weren’t too many shows that no one knows in the mix. Feel free to ask about any you want to know more about though! As always, I’d love to chat! What do you think of my choices?

Happy Galentine’s Day: A Web Series About a Group of Girls

I’ve long thought about what I would post this week. Obviously, I am going to do my yearly rendition of Kiss, Marry, Kill on Valentine’s itself, but it didn’t feel right to just do that alone. So, instead I also want to celebrate Galentine’s Day this year … because I can! All my fabulous friends who are always there for me when I am in need are simply too amazing not to be celebrated on their own day every year.

So, I was trying to come up with something creative when I realised, I could perfectly combine this with something I wanted to talk about for a while now – web series! The thing is, I mainly watch German language web series and very few of them are available internationally or with subtitles, so I don’t want to post about it and get your hopes up about cool new content when you can’t even understand a thing. Not so with this one though, so let me dive in about DRUCK!

A while back, I could not log onto Twitter without the word SKAM floating around somewhere. It took me a while to realise that it was a Norwegian web series, but back then I didn’t have the time or interest to really dig into the matter. However, that show became so widely popular that a bunch of countries adapted it and I am watching SKAM Germany aka DRUCK religiously (I also started watching SKAM France, but that’s a whole other matter).

But why did I think this was a good fit for today’s post? Well, even with the trailer showing a lot about the love life of the girls, it’s mostly about their friendship group and dynamic. Each of the two seasons (so far) has a focus on a different girl from the group. It’s about how they met, how they supported each other but also how they fought, had differences, overcame prejudices and grew. It’s not all black and white, these are teen girls that make mistakes and sometimes really bad ones! But that’s part of what makes the show feel so real. 

Another part of why I enjoy this show so much is that it operates on multiple platforms. On the one hand, you have the regular content on Youtube (click here if you want to watch the episodes in German, click here if you want to watch them with English subtitles). But even that is special, because throughout the week they release clips in what feels like “real time”. Say the scene plays on a Monday around 8AM, well, then the clip will be on uploaded to Youtube on Monday at 8AM. However, every Friday they post an entire episode which includes the clips from the week as well as new material.
Then in addition to this already pretty dope schedule, all the actors and actresses put their real life Instagram accounts on private and have public profiles as their character. That way they can post additional content in the shape of pictures or stories that won’t be featured in the actual episodes, but will add a certain touch of realness as well. And lastly, there’s the option of adding the show on Whatsapp, where they send you screenshots or voice messages the characters leave each other. (As well as updates about the show and new episodes) All of that makes the show incredibly interactive, even if you aren’t really interacting with them at all.

I know this was a super random post, but I hope you could still enjoy it to some extent. Feel free to ask me questions about the show, because I do realise it was rather short on the actual content of it, but it’s basically just teens in high school and the drama of their lives. I enjoy that sort of stuff!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Feb 4-10)

I am still not 100% healthy again (darn you, clogged ear!) but I am feeling much better. I did unfortunately have to miss out on a couple things last week, but I did get to go to an event on Friday, which was better than nothing. Also, I left that one before midnight, so I felt very Cinderella-esque with my constant “I should go!”, while all the others kept partying. Anyhow, we are here for trailers!

Movies

The Sun is Also a Star

I feel like most of you will already have seen this, because it’s one of the most anticipated YA adaptations of the year, but it’s just so freaking beautiful.

Avengers: Endgame

We all needed to get sad again I suppose …

Shaft

We’re just getting reboots of everything these days, aren’t we?

Giant Little Ones

I’d watch this in a heartbeat!

Love Is Blind

I .. am not sure I get it all. She doesn’t see OR hear them? How?? But Aidan Turner … I’d watch it on some streaming platform probably.

Daffodils

I did not think this would turn into a musical?

Ugly Dolls

It looks cuter here than in the teaser, but it still feels like they want to recreate Trolls.

Missing Link

I like the look of this.

Toy Story 4

Is it really gonna take place in a carnival thing?

Wonder Park

Walk. Ride. Rodeo.

It doesn’t feel that Netflix to me.

TV Shows

The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 3)

I am so pumped for this, but also terrified of what will happen.

Dating Around

Wait! Netflix is helping people date now!? And they release it on Valentine’s Day in case you are single and want to watch other people date???

What We Do in the Shadows

Taika, you freaking mad genius!

In the Dark

I know that shows like this (reminds of Frequency for some reason) don’t last very long on the CW, but it’s the CW. I will watch it.

Grand Hotel

That guy who is applying for the job in the first scene is a close friend of a friend and I can’t get over that fact.

American Princess

It looks so weird, I dig it.

The Other Two

This doesn’t look like it will last at all.

LA’s Finest

I mean … I am not even into crime shows, but this looks fun. Sort of?

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists

I can’t believe that the one person from the original show that is on here is Ali. I never liked her. (Okay, Mona is in it too, but … ugh)

Doom Patrol

Here for it!

Warriors

Sure, why not?

Anything catch your eye? There’s a couple things I am quite excited for. Let’s talk!

What I’ve Been Binge-Watching #5

Being home sick has given me plenty of time to watch stuff (I was basically ordered to do so by my doctor, so who am I to decline that suggestion). So, let’s see what’s been on my screen:

Russian Doll

I thought this was going to be so stupid and just like Happy Deathday, but Russian Doll is one of the most brilliant shows I have watched as of late. With a short 4-hour-binge, you will be taken into a world of weird but excellent acting, formidable script-work and a beautiful range of characters. It is so much deeper and complex (but still fun!!!) than I expected. It’s like an existential life crisis dramedy and I had no idea that was even a thing.

I want to say that it wraps up pretty nicely. I am not sure if this is supposed to be a limited series or not, but I wouldn’t be mad if it ended here. In fact, I believe a second season might ruin it … And just as a little inside tip from me, stick with it until at least episode 3.

In the end, I just sat there and I wanted to hug all the characters goodbye. What an amazing journey they took me on!

Siempre Bruja – Always a Witch

You know that I love contemporary witches, but I also very much like witches that are fish out of water because they’ve been transported to contemporary times. This was such a fun show and I keep appreciating all the international content on Netflix. This one is set in Colombia and I watched it in Spanish with subtitles, I believe that’s the best way to get the experience right.

I will say that it was very hard for anyone to root for Carmen to be able to go back to her original timeline. In the 1600s she was a black slave who had fallen in love with her white master’s son, but in our time, she had so much more possibilities for her future. As soon as she had felt at home in the 21st century, you just knew she could never again be content with her old life, but at the same time she was unwilling to give up on her love. Without wanting to give away anything, there is a lot of room to explore more of that in a second season.

Not going to sugarcoat it, I called a lot of what was happening with the baddies on the show. Not all of it, but enough to not be seriously surprised. There is a very teen drama soap feel to some of it, but I don’t mind that at all. It’s just something to think about if that’s maybe not your thing.

9-1-1

This isn’t really a new one, but I just felt like bingeing it all again, especially season 2. The cases on this show are so over the top and there are so many too. You might think that they go to one accident per episode or a max of two, but no! This is more like 5+ every single episode, while still giving us plenty of personal relationship stuff too.

I just really wanted to watch it again, because I am into the Eddie and Buck ship, which is not canon but I don’t even care. They could just have a beautiful non toxic male friendship as well and I wouldn’t be mad about that either, but they’d make a cute couple too. The writers even admitted that they were throwing crumbs at the viewers but I am not sure if they are queerbaiting the audience or not. They do have a canon lesbian couple, which is already pretty awesome. But yeah, the guys … one of them has a son and a random lady thought they were both his dad and told Buck what an adorable kid they had and he didn’t negate her. He just took a beat, smiled and thanked her. COME ON!

Carmen Sandiego

I never religiously watched the original Carmen Sandiego, but I remember it from my childhood and this new style of animation wasn’t exactly what I wanted out of a reboot. The voice actors are all doing a great job though and the story was interesting enough. I just believe that this is targeted at a younger audience than me and I found myself bored sometimes. 

Overall, not a bad show, but I also don’t have a lot to say about it either. If you can’t find anything else to binge, this isn’t too bad of an option I suppose.


Have you binged any of these shows? Do you intend to? Let’s talk about it! 

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Jan 28-Feb 3)

Please send me all the good vibes you’ve got. I’ve been sick the past couple of days and it’s been super annoying and I’d like to go back to work tomorrow. Fingers crossed this works out, because there’s a lot of stuff happening this week!

Movies

Birds of Prey

I don’t really have a formed opinion on this movie yet.

Hobbs & Shaw

I have so many questions … why? How? Who thought we needed a Fast and Furious spin-off and those were the right people from the franchise to go with???

The Secret Life of Pets 2

You know what’s up with these character trailers by now.

A Breath Away

This actually looks really promising.

A Dog’s Journey

I am pretty sure A Dog’s Purpose failed big time at the box office, yet they still did a sequel.

Slut in a Good Way

Very interested in the choice of making this movie black and white?

The Wedding Guest

I miss Dev Patel doing light-hearted roles.

A Vigilante

Olivia Wilde went dark for this one!

Superpower Dogs

Documentary of the week because dogs and Chris Evans. Enough said.

TV Shows

The Red Line

This made me so, so sad. Injustice like that is just the worst, but the show looks great. Very emotional.

Hanna

When I think of this, I just can’t help but picture wee Saoirse Ronan instead.

Pearson

I had no idea there was a Suits spin-off.

Abby’s

I am not a sitcom person, so this is a mere maybe. Not many shows are filmed with live audiences these days.

The Breaker Uppers

This looks so silly, but … Taika Waititi!

Quicksand

This isn’t really my kind of show, but I appreciate the continued international content.

City on a Hill

Looks decent.

Good Girls (Season 2)

When Rio says “Elizabeth” I melt and I know how wrong that is.

Fuller House (Season 5)

Why did I think S4 was the final one??

Shadowhunters (Season 3B)

I have no idea what’s going on, because I haven’t watched it for a while.

Vikings (Season 6)

Can’t believe this show is ending. It was just always .. there?

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (Season 6)

I gotta admit that I just put this here and didn’t even watch it, because I think I exited the show sometime around S3 or 4.

What have you been watching? I’ll probably update you all with another post on what I’ve been binge-watching soon!

January 2019 Wrap-Up

For the first time in a long time, this section in the beginning that is always dedicated to books, isn’t completely empty. I’ve gotten a bit of my reading groove back and had a blast with most of the reads I picked. Not gonna lie, I have become even more careful with the selection of stories I actually read, just because I don’t want to end up in the slump that was the previous year again.

A Very Large Expanse of Sea  Dumplin’ Movie Tie-in Edition  Welcome to Lovecraft (Locke & Key, #1)  Echo North

Like in the olden days, click on the titles to get to my reviews and on the covers to get re-directed to Goodreads!

January was a challenging month for me. I don’t want to get into the details as most of what happened was very private and took me a long time to come to terms with, so I’d rather not rehash it all. However, all of that made January feel like years and the blink of an eye at the same time. It was a strange one, so much so that I didn’t even hesitate for a second writing the date in the title. I am DEEP into 2019 already.

All that aside, I did actually post a couple new chapters in the Google Doc for the #witchyWIP that still roams my mind just … every single day. I haven’t had the time and energy to write the way I wanted to, but maybe going with the craze and switching to Comic Sans as a font did help a little bit. I have also decided to publish the existing chapters on wattpad in the near future. Any takers for that? (I hope so, because at least some people were interested in a little Twitter poll I did)

So, while I’ve been productive to a certain degree and able to balance some aspects of my life better than others, I am somewhat glad this month is over. It just wasn’t exactly a smooth start into 2019.

FAVOURITE THING OF THE MONTH

Hands down, it just HAS to be a tie between Halt and Catch Fire and the Roswell reboot on the CW. Both of those shows have completely enthralled me for very different reasons, so don’t make me choose!

Halt and Catch Fire has complex characters that aren’t really likable … at all. They are so very flawed, but as you watch, they grow on you big time and you cannot help but love them regardless. Also, it’s set in the world of computer programming and engineering in the 80s with excellent female badasses. 10/10 would recommend if you are into slow character studies (and a better Mad Men).

Roswell, New Mexico on the other hand is everything CW represents and I am here for it. It has beautiful actors and actresses, most of whom will look very familiar from previous shows on the network. It feels very current, with them not holding back on making political statements and trying their best at integrating LGBTQ+ characters (I say try, because sometimes they are misguided, but I give them A for effort). Most importantly though, I like this reboot so, so, so, so, so much more than the Charmed one (They lost me when they butchered the whole whitelighter storyline). Roswell, NM is nothing like the show from the 90s, but you DEFINITELY have the chemistry between the characters. It works that they are all aged up to adults and I feel like they all got more pressing conflicts than their High School equivalents did. It’s still early days, but I am in love.

MY POSTS

2018 IN REVIEW

TV SHOW/MOVIE RELATED

TRAILER POSTS

That was a short recap of my month of January! I hope you had a less turbulent start into the new year and I am looking forward to chatting with you!