Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Nov 12-18)

I tried to be active this weekend, but it’s really hard when the weather doesn’t play along. I still got some activities in, so that’s something, but I prefer spending my time snuggled up in bed with my laptop. Here’s the trailers that I found:

Movies

Dumplin’

Who is excited for this, because I AM!?

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

This is the weirdest thing I never knew I needed desperately in my life!

Dumbo

I can’t get over the fact how creepy Dumbo looks in the thumbnail and … that I really didn’t need this as a live action. Why does everything have to be live action these days?

Toy Story 4

They seriously have toys reacting to Toy Story 4. So iconic! Also, the freaking spork … I can’t get over it.

Wonder Park

It looks ambitious, but I am not entirely sold.

The Party’s Just Beginning

I don’t fully get it, but I would watch it just because it’s Gillan’s work.

Fighting with Family

Can’t say that wrestling is a topic of expertise for me.

The Beach Bum

Still not for me even with the extended look.

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

I can’t believe this has gotten an actual sequel.

Gloria Bell

Somehow I don’t feel like this is a movie I would go to the theater for.

ROMA

There’s a lot of hype around this and from what I hear, rightly so.

Never Look Away

This is the German entry for the foreign language Oscars. It’s more than 3 hours long. Let that sink in.

TV Shows

The Hook Up Plan

I am HERE for this.

Good Trouble

I heard Noah will make a cameo.

DCTV Elseworlds Crossover

Oliver’s face!!!

The Protector

It looks legit.

Mrs. Wilson

BBC stuff always looks good.

A Series of Unfortunate Events (Season 3)

I … I  … still haven’t finished S2. I am scared of the end.

The Magicians (Season 4)

I am so lost, because I am not up to date at all, but it still looks cool.

Game of Thrones (Season 8)

*le sigh* why is there no new material in it?

What are you watching? Did you like anything on the list? Let’s chat!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Nov 5-11)

Don’t know what to tell you this week. Sometimes nothing in particular happens in a week (or at least nothing I’d like to talk about in an open and public forum) and that is totally fine too. Enjoy the trailers I found!

Movies

Missing Link

Laika studios always do great work, so I am going to be optimistic about this one.

UglyDolls

I am pretty sure they just made this movie to sell more toys? Kind of like they did with trolls??

The Secret Life of Pets 2

I have to admit that I haven’t watched the first movie.

The Princess Switch

Netflix is truly embracing their Hallmark movie-style content. I am down for it!

Becoming Astrid

I think this could be such a great movie about Astrid Lindgren.

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

I just can’t ever find myself on board with those animated animals. Didn’t with the last Jungle Book remake and not here either. But the cast is great and it doesn’t look terrible. Just the CGI …

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

I am just never really into all the western stuff …

Maine

“I need no one and it’s okay.” she said while clearly being with company and maybe even needing them a little bit. I can feel that.

Captive State

This is like a super dark movie-length version of a Doctor Who episode.

Cam

This is creepy af, but what else did I expect from the Handmaid’s Tale’s Janine?

Our Planet

Documentary of the week.

TV Shows

Deadly Class

That promo gave me 90s vibes, but it still seems legit. There are 1:1 scenes taken from the comic.

Baby

It looked very different from the Teaser and now I just think … is this an Italian version of Elite? I guess it’s the school uniforms … it’s really more like The Girlfriend Experience or something.

What have you been watching lately? Any binge-worthy discoveries? Let’s talk all about it in the comments.

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Oct 29-Nov 4)

I don’t really have any life updates to go with this post, other than the fact that I am devastated that A Discovery of Witches is already over but also euphoric that Season 2 and 3 have been confirmed and all of that even before the US release of the show! Anyway, I am just going to dive right into the trailers. I feel like there are some really interesting candidates in there this week!

Movies

Isn’t It Romantic

Not gonna lie, I think this looks hilarious! Also, calling it – she’s going to end up with Adam Devine’s character in the end!

Head Full of Honey

Brace for emotions!

This is actually a remake of a German movie and to me, it looks like they frame for frame shot the same thing. I just know that Till Schweiger was very involved in this and didn’t let them change much about the script, but I still hope they left some of the sillier stuff out.

Five Feet Apart

I am very torn about how to feel about this movie. Shining a light on CF is good, Just Baldoni directed it and he is a great guy, but … this has such TFIOS vibes?

Boy Erased

This movie is going to kill me.

Ophelia

It’s Hamlet from Ophelia’s POV!

Spies in Disguise

Okay, it looked so cool in the beginning and then THAT TWIST??

The Christmas Chronicles

I reminds me of the Santa Clause somehow but I love it.

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral

This is the last Madea movie, but can you believe Perry played her for about 20 years now?

Dogs

Documentary of the week, because I love doggos.

TV Shows

Friends From College (Season 2)

I enjoyed the first season far more than I expected, so this is going to be interesting.

True Detective (Season 3)

I am not really a True Detective girl, so I can’t comment on the content, but the casting is always on point.

The Hookup Plan

Not exactly anything about the trailer, but this reminded me that Netflix is opening a headquarter in Paris but still doesn’t have one in Berlin or a German speaking country to begin with.

Vai Anitta

I think it’s interesting how some people are true icons in one part of the world and completely unknown in others.

What are you watching? What is your latest TV or movie obsession? Let’s chat!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Oct 22-28)

It’s weird to say this, but I feel more like myself again. I am actually reading a book at the moment, I have binged some great shows and updated my knowledge on recently released shows and I have also drawn something for the first time in months as well as written a new chapter in the #witchyWIP. Getting those creative juices flowing again is a thing of beauty. Anyways, you are here for trailers though, so you shall get them:

Movies

In a Relationship

I am not the biggest Emma Roberts fan, but I love the kid who plays Matt. He was phenomenal in The OA!

The Holiday Calendar

Not gonna lie, I am kind of into the Hallmark approach to Christmas movies that Netflix is taking.

Mary Poppins Returns

I love that they have animation like in the original.

Bohemian Rhapsody

I am so excited for this movie. I love Queen!

Vox Lux

They really shouldn’t be surprised that people think of Black Swan when they see her make up like that.

Cold Pursuit

I put both the international (the first one) and the US trailer on here and I may not be entirely objective here, but I prefer the international one.

The Outlaw King

I heard this did great at TIFF.

Bird Box

Despite the amazing cast this looks absolutely terrifying and I don’t like that.

In Searching

This is a pretty bad trailer? Who edited that??

TV Shows

Tidelands

Is this H2O for adults?

The Orville (Season 2)

I really didn’t expect S1 to be as good as it was.

Titans (Starfire Featurette)

If you haven’t started watching Titans yet, what are you waiting for?

The Passage

This still reminds me of that show “Believe” from a couple years back.

Disenchantment

The numbers must have been great if they got three more seasons like that!

Dirty John

That guy would have creeped me out way too many times to marry him.

What are you currently watching? Did you check out my post on witches on TV? My mind is currently occupied by them! 

Contemporary Witches are BACK on TV!

When I was little, I was always fascinated by any story that involved magic. However, in fairy tales, the witches are often the baddies, but growing up, I mostly saw them as powerful, good (or at least morally ambiguous) women on TV. I adored those portrayals and that’s part of why I am so happy that contemporary witches are having a real comeback on the small screen. Not to say there’s anything wrong with historic settings, but I do like to see them integrated in life nowadays – makes the daydreaming easier, if you know what I mean. Here are some of the most recent examples that you can currently find on the telly:

**Disclaimer: I haven’t seen the full season of any of these shows yet!**

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Very few people seem to know this, but The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina isn’t just a remake of the 90s sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch, it’s actually based on a series of comics that are part of the Archie universe. Yes, that means that Riverdale and Greendale are effectively in the same universe and a crossover is not unlikely. But I am getting ahead of myself.

Just yesterday, Netflix released the full first season of the show. Even a cursory glance at it will show you that it has very little to do with the 90s show some of us might still remember, but that is probably for the best. It rarely works if you try to recreate something exactly the same way (although they should have kept the talking cat – Salem was just too iconic).

The visuals now are a lot darker, with a modernised perspective on things as well as a certain touch of retro to it all – I haven’t seen so many people use landlines in a decade! You can be certain that the set designers and cinematographers took great care when they created this show, especially in terms of playing with colour. While I do appreciate the new spin on things, I can’t say I love the show. It’s hard to put my finger on what it is that I am missing, but maybe it’s just moving a tiny bit too slow for me.

Light as a Feather

Staying on a darker path, this show is for people who enjoy the horror side of it all. Based on a former wattpad story and now published book, Light as a Feather is a new Hulu show that draws on works such as Final Destination and Carrie.

I may have expected this to be even creepier and gruesome than it was, but so far there were still a couple nice twists and turns. Albeit it being a little predictable at times, it’s still interesting to see the characters react to certain situations they are put in. My main complaint for it would probably be that I really didn’t understand the why of it all after watching 2/3 of the first season. I hope it will explain things to some extent, as I am really not expecting a full on tell all in the final three episodes, but a little clarification as to what’s going on would be nice.

Having said this, putting the show in a post about witches might have been a bit of a stretch since I don’t know what’s happening. But the whole “Light as a feather …”-chant does always remind me of witchcraft, so there’s that …

Charmed

A couple of you already know this, but I was one of the biggest fans of the original Charmed show. If I had any say in this matter, the CW reboot would have never happened and we would have gotten a Next Generation kind of show instead. Alas, that’s not what happened and here we are.

I think the biggest mistake the CW made with this show is alienate some of the original fans previous to the reboot’s release by saying that the new version is a feminist spin on the original. Three powerful women living by themselves, rocking their careers and not actually being all about men despite that being part of their life sounds great to me, but apparently it wasn’t enough for the CW. Nevertheless, I really wanted to give this a try. If it could introduce a new generation to the power of three, why not? Right?

Well … I am not entirely convinced. I am glad there seem to be more inclusion in terms of casting and portrayal, I would never ever argue with that. However, to me, the charm of the original was that they had to figure out the magic on their own. Their guardian whitelighter didn’t show up in the first episode to explain everything like it happened here. Furthermore, in terms of visuals, this new Charmed just seems to draw from a lot of modern day pop culture and I think that’s a bit lazy. The first demon you see could be a Game of Throne’s Ice King doppelganger and the way their whitelighter teleports looks like apparation from Harry Potter. Why did they change that anyway?

As you can see, I am very skeptical. The second episode was better than the pilot in my opinion, but it has a long road if it wants to become a fan favourite like the original.

A Discovery of Witches

Did I save my favourite one for last? I absolutely did! So far A Discovery of Witches, based on the book by the same title, has only aired on Sky One in the UK, but it will be out in the US in 2019.

There’s a lot that is wrong with this show. In my heart and my mind, I absolutely 100% know that. People who compare it to an adult Twilight are spot on. It has the cliché vampire who stalks the girl who falls in love with him anyway, the forbidden love and whatnot. But it also has an intriguing system of magic and a scientific background to support it. Combine all that with a perfect casting of Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer as the leads (their chemistry is off the charts) as well as beautiful scenery shots of Oxford, Venice and remote places in France – I was hooked immediately.

Maybe, as I get older, I am more drawn to adult shows? I feel like that’s not universally true, but little did I know that I was still craving vampire stories just like I did when I was 13 years old. Out of all the shows I mentioned, this is the one I am yearning to see the next episode of. I know that the book is a tome, so in comparison I think they are moving quite fast on the show without making it look like a rush job. This is for sure my latest obsession.

Honorary Mention – Legacies

I really only want to mention this briefly, but Legacies is CW’s latest spin-off show of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. I can’t really recommend this for anyone who hasn’t watched the previous shows at all, as they don’t really waste time explaining who’s who, but rather just assume it’s a given that you know them. Still, it does have witches, vampires and werewolves – so it definitely fits the theme and if you are into that and liked the previous shows, then it might be worth checking out. The first episode was decent enough.


What’s your take on witches? Are you glad they are back as well? Don’t hesitate to comment if you want to chat about any of the above mentioned shows! 

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Oct 15-21)

Thank you to everyone who was concerned about my ankle! The swelling is almost completely gone and I think taking the stairs won’t be as much of a hassle in the upcoming week. But enough about that annoying thing, here are some trailers for you!

Movies

The Aftermath

When I first saw this trailer, Testament of Youth immediately came to mind and I didn’t even know why. Then I saw it was the same director and I not so secretly felt proud that I apparently do notice certain stylistic choices by people. But Alexander’s German is .. ugh.

A Dog’s Way Home

I wanna say dog movies never fail but this movie’s predecessor A Dog’s Purpose didn’t do so well at the box office.

The Kid Who Would Be King

Obviously there are some odd elements to this and I am not saying this will be the best Arthur-esque story, but me as a kid would have loved this!

Write When You Get Work

That just confused me.

Miss Bala

Jane (I know that’s not her real name) is amping it up!

Destroyer

Nicole Kidman is barely recognisable in this!

TV Shows

Outlander (Season 4)

The promo makes it look so wholesome when we all darn well know it won’t be.

Midnight Texas (Season 2)

Really looking forward to this!

Bodyguard

It’s coming to Netflix so I can finally watch it too.

Super Drags

I love that this is just regular content now.

The Magicians (Season 4)

I am still an entire season behind …

What are you watching? I am on a mad witch binge right now and tried everything from Charmed (the new one), A Discovering of Witches and Light as a Feather in the past week. Cannot wait for Sabrina now!

Randomly Ranking Marvel TV Shows!

What is this? I am actually posting something other than the weekly trailer round-up? Yeah, I can barely believe it myself. I’ve thought about doing this post for a long time, but now it just felt like I should go for it – I am going to rank all the Marvel TV shows! To start with, I want to say that this list is 100% subjective and I won’t be surprised whatsoever if your own ranking varies in any shape or form. Secondly, I know that it’s not actually “all Marvel TV shows” as I will deliberately leave some out that I either haven’t watched at all, pretend they don’t exist or lost sight of too much to really put them in here namely Agent Carter and Inhumans as well as all animated shows. Let’s get started!

10. Iron Fist

(watched 1 out of 2 seasons)

I didn’t really think about having to explain my ranking and in hindsight I probably should have prepared this better, but I just find Danny Rand to be an extremely annoying character and didn’t enjoy his story very much so far. Nevermind the optics of the show, which are side-eye worthy at best. Colleen was the only redeeming character and the real hero on that show for me. All of that is probably why I still haven’t gotten around to watching more.

9. Luke Cage

(watched 1 out of 2 seasons)

While I thoroughly enjoyed Luke’s introduction in Jessica Jones, the show didn’t measure up to what I had hoped it would be about. I wasn’t too happy about his new love interest, even if they were super cute together, and ultimately the episodes were too slow for me. I literally fell asleep multiple times during the first third of the show and didn’t miss any crucial information whatsoever … that’s not exactly a good sign.

8. Agents of SHIELD

(watched 3 out of 5 seasons)

I used to be head over heels into this show, but it is one of the most inconsistent ones I know. Maybe it is due to their tall season orders or them splitting the seasons into parts, but it got more whacky with time and at some point I just checked out. I am happy for everyone who continues to enjoy the show, but for me there just came a time to step away from it. (FitzSimmons forever though!)

7. The Defenders

(watched 1 out of 1 season)

I loved some of the things they did in terms of visuals for this, giving each character their own colour and playing with that throughout the episodes was a real highlight. However, it doesn’t change the fact that the team met far too late for my own taste. Their banter is what I tuned in for and they wasted valuable episodes keeping them apart.

6. Jessica Jones

(watched 2 out of 2 seasons)

I am still mesmerized at the glory that was the first season of Jessica Jones. David Tennant delivered an amazing villain, there was copious amounts of tension and then it just fizzled out a little in the second season. I don’t think it was a bad one, but with such a strong focus on Trish, I didn’t connect with the story as much. Jessica is still badass though and I am gladly going to tune into whatever comes next.

5. The Gifted

(watched 2 out of 2 seasons – at least what’s out so far)

My beloved mutants! I wish I could put them higher on this list as this is the only show with mutants and they are my favourites, but it wouldn’t feel right. The Gifted has a wide array of characters, as it should, but I would be lying if I said I cared for all of them equally. Some episodes just had such a strong focus on people I don’t want to watch all that much, whereas the ones I could follow for hours were a bit neglected. It’s too bad when that happens as I get easily bored, but I figure maybe other people love exactly those characters? But generally, I adore the whole humans vs. mutants struggle, as I believe it can be applied to many real life societal issues.

4. Daredevil

(watched 3 out of 3 seasons)

Netflix did well with making this their first original Marvel show. They cast it perfectly and gave me Karen Page, whom I adore more than most people like to believe. (me= Elektra who?)While sometimes the blood and gore just bore me and I don’t even watch the intricately choreographed fight scenes, I like the interactions of the characters and the moral issues discussed. S2 is probably still my favourite for this show, but they are doing great overall!

3. The Punisher

(watched 1 out of 1 season)

The inner Frank and Karen fangirl in me just needed this show so much! Am I a fan of all the killing and dying as well? No, that’s just not me. But I am so freaking good at ignoring that and focusing on the parts I really like and I got a lot of them here. Also, Ben Barnes is always a nice treat to look at. You have to give me that!

2. Runaways

(watched 1 out of 1 season)

Just because these shows are higher up on the list, doesn’t mean they are flawless, just that I personally clicked a whole lot more with them. All these adults from the previous shows getting their powers and snark on is great to watch, but seeing teenagers realise that their parents are evil and being confronted by the tough reality of that situation and what to do next is so much better. Also, there is a freaking pet dinosaur in this show. How can you not be totally into that?

1. Cloak & Dagger

(watched 1 out of 1 season)

I was so ready to hate this show because Freeform did it and I am very distrusting of what they do, but I actually 100% love it. The first season was a great set up for the characters and called out privilege and police brutality. Overall it felt very current with great new faces as the leads. I understand that some people want the main characters to be together more and I know I criticised the same thing during the Defenders, but here it sort of felt different and necessary that they weren’t always together to really show the parallels in their lives. I cannot wait for the new season!

So, that’s it! Do you agree/disagree with me on some of them? Let’s discuss in the comments and let me know if you want me to do this for DC shows as well!