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!

What I’ve Been Binge-Watching #4

I haven’t actually been in as much of a binge-watching mood as I used to. I do enjoy some currently airing shows though, so I will make allowances and talk about both – shows I have binged lately and shows I keep watching on a weekly basis.

Roswell, New Mexico

Only two episodes in and this show has my heart. Other than with the Charmed reboot (which I could just NOT get into), I am somehow completely fine with the NUMEROUS changes and liberties they have taken with the material. The necessary core and the endearing factors are all still there, so I am not going to complain. (Also, I am CW trash … we all know that.)

Liz and Max have the chemistry they are supposed to have. They didn’t whitewash the entire town of Roswell like they did in the 90s and they even added in some LGBT+ representation (I am not being more detailed on this because I don’t know how the characters identify yet and I don’t want to just assume, but my point is, not everyone is straight).

A lot of people have complained that Roswell, New Mexico is too political, but I personally like that. It adds that feeling of urgency and really makes it current. Seriously one of the shows I most love to tune in every single week. 

Derry Girls

I don’t know why I watched this? I guess I wanted something low-key to play in the background and the show seemed like a perfect fit for that. The thing that’s bugging me about it a little is that it doesn’t have a storyline that spans the whole season. It’s really just single episodes and you could probably watch them in random order (except for the first and last maybe) and it wouldn’t make much of a difference. Maybe I am being unfair, because it does actually touch upon some rather serious stuff that happened in Ireland, but mostly it’s just super weird humour?

But it was funny and it served the purpose of distraction. I would probably watch more of it just for the giggles. I wish I had more to say about it, but that’s really it.

Baby

A friend and I started watching this together on a whim and we finished the entire show that evening. If I am not mistaken, it’s Netflix’ first Italian show and the dubbing is terrible, so I recommend watching it with subtitles.

The first half it just slowly trickles along and you are wondering what this is even all about. What’s the purpose of the show, you know? But then things start happening and the last two episodes are majorly eventful. I quite enjoyed it in the end. It may not have been perfect and it does not show Rome in any way you’d think it would, but it’s interesting. I hope Netflix keeps going with all that original programming from different countries.

Once I am in the mood for more violence again, I will watch The Punisher (S2) and Titans. They just haven’t felt right for now though. What have you been bingeing? Seen any of the shows I have mentioned? Let’s chat!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Jan 21-27)

This week went by fairly quickly. I feel like I have gotten some of my reading mojo back as well as motivation to write, which makes me extremely happy. Here’s to hoping it lasts for a while, but now on to the new trailers:

Movies

Fast Color

This is legit the movie I am most looking forward to from the candidates we get this week. It looks stunning!

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

Like, I am here for it, but they started the dramatic music way too early (and I say this with the utmost love for Woodkid).

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Can we not glorify Bundy? Why is this music so upbeat? Dude is evil!

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

I really like the title and it looks like a great movie.

The White Crow

I like ballet movies and I caught a glimpse of Sergei Polunin and he is a formidable dancer.

Drunk Parents

Meh. I very much doubt I would pay for a ticket at the movie theater to see this.

Run the Race

This, too, does look like a TV movie.

The Unicorn

I just clicked for Lucy Hale in this one.

Abe

The sound on this one is off somehow, but Noah Schnapp and food! I am into it.

TV Shows

American Gods (Season 2)

I am pumped! As long as it has Mad Sweeney, I will tune in.

The Umbrella Academy

I CANNOT WAIT!!! It looks so good and I am seriously counting the days until it releases. Bless Gerard Way!

The Boys

Another comic book adaptation and I am IN!

The Spanish Princess

I looks good. Starz knows what to do with historical subjects.

Bless this Mess

It does look like a bit of a mess indeed.

The Enemy Within

I shared a teaser before and I still don’t care about the topic, but here you go.

What are you watching? Did you like anything you saw here today? Let’s talk about it in the comments below!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Jan 14-20)

It’s Sunday and you all know what that means – a new batch of trailers has arrived! I hope you all had a good week. I initially planned to post more on the blog, but then I just couldn’t find the time. Maybe next week!

Movies

Berlin, I Love You

I am not going to go into detail on how the movie should be called Berlin, ich liebe dich based on the previous movies being Paris, je t’aime and New York, I Love You … but whatever. I am also not going to comment on how I only saw two German actors in that whole thing, because … I like the look of it … a lot.

Spider-Man: Far From Home

I am sad by how underwhelmed I am by these trailers.

Red Joan

I love the casting and I actually think the subject matter looks interesting too.

Ghostbusters (2020)

Why are we doing this again?

Little Woods

It looks sad, but Tessa Thompson and Lily James in one movie – it’s as if someone made this specifically for me.

Five Feet Apart

They made another trailer or was the first one just a teaser? I can’t remember. Really glad the topic of CF is getting exposure, but I can’t see this becoming a huge commercial success. But we will see.

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase

I feel like I am not the target audience for this.

The Hummingbird Project

Why would take away Alexander’s hair?

Paddleton

This could be right down my alley. It’s one of those lazy Sunday movies.

I Like Flynn

I would have never pegged this for a theater release.

Patrick

THE GAME OF THRONES REFERENCE FROM FORMER DAARIO!!! (Otherwise the movie looks silly)

High Life

The creep factor on this is on a level I don’t know how to describe.

John Wick: Chapter 3

I know this franchise has a cult following, so I am not going to comment on it (couldn’t really anyway since I haven’t watched the previous ones).

High Flying Bird

I can’t really see myself being super into this topic, but it doesn’t look bad.

Penguins

Documentary of the week.

TV Shows

Now Apocalypse

The so didn’t get the rights to call it Apocalypse Now and will forever confuse audiences now.

Space Force

Just the fact that someone made this into a show is hilarious in itself.

Dirty John

Guess Netflix bought the rights to another show with a very creepy man as the main focus.

Game of Thrones (Season 8)

This still isn’t actual footage from the episodes, but I am so here for Jon and Arya protecting MY queen. (The lone wolf dies but the pack survives – I have to keep believing that!)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season 4)

Kimmy Schmidt is one of those shows that I always watch, that has some really great gags, but in the end it doesn’t stick super strongly. So, what I am trying to say is, I am not really sad that this will be the final season.

What are you watching? Did anything in particular catch your eye? Let’s talk about!