Trailers You Might Have Missed … (April 8-14)

This was a glorious week for trailers! So much so that I feel like some upstaged others when they were released simultaneously. Anyway, check it all out for yourself!

Movies

Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker

Not gonna lie, I got chills and may have shed a tear.

I am part of the faction “if Rey turns out to be a Skywalker I will be disappointed cause it seems like a boring option”, but I am all for Leia adopting her.

The Lion King

You know what? I wasn’t fully on board with this and I think it doesn’t fall under the category “live action”, but this trailer. My oh my, it made me nostalgic and excited.

Pokémon Detective Pickachu

The pokémon look so weird but I cannot wait to watch it in full.

The Addams Family

I am living for the noose braids, but I’d actually have loved it if it had been live action because Oscar Isaac and Charlize Theron could have pulled it off FOR SURE!

Stuber

I feel so sorry for Kumail’s character.

The Last Summer

This is probably going to be as mediocre-meh as The Perfect Date, but I will still watch it.

Anna

The fact that they mostly just show one fight scene is not very promising, but Cillian Murphy!!!

The Professor

I just can’t. Johnny Depp has lost all appeal for me. Not even the fact that this was filmed in Vancouver and I recognise half the locations helps.

Wine Country

Not sure I find this funny.

TV Shows

Veronica Mars

IT RETURNS!! WE HAVE A DATE!!! THIS IS REAL. You cannot believe how happy I am right now, because Veronica Mars was my hero growing up. Heck, she’s still my hero right now and I knew they were making a return with the show, I just didn’t know it would be so soon.

Lucifer (Season 4)

This tells you literally nothing except for the date of return.

Younger (Season 6)

It’s another date reveal!

American Horror Story (Season 9 – 1984)

Okay, so I watched the last season of AHS (Cody Fern be blessed), but I am not sure I am going to return. I think this was a one off for me.

Tales of the City

This has great emotional potential.

The Circle

Do you live in the US and have always dreamed of taking part in a super weird Netflix reality show? Here’s your chance!

Street Food

Netflix making you hungry once more.

Lunatics

Uhm … no, thank you.

Chambers

Too creepy realistic for comfort.

Do you want to watch any of the things mentioned here? What are you most excited about? Let’s talk!

What I’ve Been Binge-Watching #10

I feel like I have been very busy with work but also social activities in my free time lately, so I have no clue when I watched all of these shows, but they were enough to warrant another What I’ve Been Binge-Watching post … so, yeah, here you go!

Schitt’s Creek (Season 5)

I have talked about this show in detail, so if you want to check that out, you can click here. But honestly, I didn’t think Schitt’s Creek could get any better, but it still amazes me with every season. I am not someone who can easily stick with sitcoms, but this one just works on so many levels for so many generations. It’s not for nothing that I actually own a pillow with the magnificent pansexual icon we all need but don’t deserve that is David Rose on it.

I am willing to go so far as to say that this might have been my favourite David season so far. But the entire family just keeps on growing and making me love them so much, I ended up crying a couple times. This is their penultimate season, they did get renewed for season 6 but said on their own accord that it would be the finale. It both pains me and makes me so very proud that they get to end the story on their own terms. It’s what they worked for and I love them so much for everything they have given us.

Seriously, if you haven’t ever watched the show, you are missing out!

Osmosis

I love highlighting Netflix’ international content, because they are opening doors for so many people with these productions. Osmosis is a really interesting scifi story, even if it isn’t entirely revolutionary. It feels like it’s a French version of a very long Black Mirror episode and how technology always has its advantages and downfalls. For me personally, it could have focused on the romance a whole lot more. I quite liked some of the base concepts of the show, but ultimately it didn’t completely capture me the way I had hoped it would, meaning there was a problem with the execution in the end.

My overall opinion on it is that it was a nice distraction with potential for more, should Netflix be willing to throw more money at them, but it’s not something I would bet on.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Part 2)

I was very hesitant on whether I should continue with this show or not. I hope by now you all know that I am NOT a fan of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and please don’t try to convert me. The first season or part or whatever they want to call it was ridiculous in my eyes. I did not like 80% of the characters (Prudence, Ambrose and Nick being their only saving grace) and as soon as we got to cannibalism, I was out. However, the promise of a dark Sabrina intrigued me (obviously, I didn’t get her) and I continued watching.

In the end, I liked this season better than the first one. I imagine it has a lot to do with the fact that the humans were in it less. The way they are always so righteous just makes annoyed at them and I say that not agreeing with that depiction of the Church of Night and some moral stuff (again, what is with the cannibalism?) happening at all. Anyway, my point here is that I liked it a little better, but I am still not fully on board. At least they cooled down on the blurry edges, which is also a good thing.

They already got renewed for Part 3 and 4 anyway, so what does it matter if my viewing numbers play into the equation?

*remains thoroughly Team Nick if there have to be teams*

Turn Up Charlie

Idris Elba, who is a DJ in real life, playing a struggling DJ in a fun TV show is my jam. Also, I haven’t seen Piper Perabo and JJ Feild in what feels like forever, so I enjoyed this massively. It was super British, light, fun and way too short. I don’t know what all to say, except that this had so much more heart than I expected it and really played on the notions of what makes a family and friendships work. It gets a big thumbs up from me and I truly hope we get to see a little more in the near future!


Have you watched or are you currently watching any of these shows? Do you want to talk about them? I am available!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (April 1-7)

It’s that time of the week again where I show you the latest trailers and promos! I think there’s been some interesting new stuff, so, enjoy!

Movies

Avengers: Endgame (Thanos Trailer)

I guess they made that for all the people complaining that Thanos wasn’t enough in the first trailer.

Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

This is gonna be a lot of fun!

Joker

Okay, you have my attention. Joaquin sure is bringing his A game to the role.

J.T. LeRoy

Another movie that’s based on real events, but this time it’s drama in the book community!

My Spy

This reminds me of something but I can’t remember what. Either way, it looks like a movie I would have watched when I was younger.

Descendants 3

Will they ever announce a date for it?

The Dead Don’t Die

Zombie movies just really aren’t my thing.

Trial by Fire

A lot of true events kind of movies these days.

All Creatures Here Below

I saw Karen Gillen and klicked.

TV Shows

Game of Thrones (Season 8)

In my opinion, you don’t need to watch this anymore. The show will return in a week and isn’t it cooler to get all the new footage then?

Dead to Me

This looks like a more comedic “A Simple Favor”-esque show. I am in.

How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)

I can’t tell from the teaser (obviously), but I think this is actually a German show.

The Society

When I was little, I used to watch a show where all adults had died from a virus and only kids and teens survived but it was nowhere near as Lord of Flies as this.

Gentleman Jack

I am intrigued, especially since it’s based on actual events?

Fosse/Verdon

Sam Rockwell AND Michelle Williams!? What a duo.

Yellowstone (Season 2)

I didn’t even know this show existed, but it has a season 2 apparently and it looks like Dallas or Blood & Oil in a national park.

Too Old to Die Young

This looks so messed up.

No Good Nick

Looks interesting enough for a Netflix binge should I be bored. I only wonder why this was uploaded on the kids channel alone.

Which one of these will you be watching? Did anything catch your eye? Let’s talk!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (March 25-31)

I know it’s pretty inconsequential, but I always like it when a trailer post falls exactly on the last day of a month. It’s a me thing, I suppose. Anyway, here are the trailers I found:

Movies

The Perfect Date

This looks very … predictable? I’d still watch it (and hope it won’t be as disappointing as Sierra Burgess).

Fast Color

I shared this trailer before, but I don’t care. The movie looks so stunning, I want it in my life.

UglyDolls

I still feel like that movie is jumping on some sort of bandwagon, but it’s growing on me.

Angry Birds 2

I just so didn’t care for the first movie, so I have no clue what to do with this one.

Villains (Sneak Peek)

I NEED to see this movie. It looks brilliant. (Was Bill always this tall!?)

Mary Magdalene

Uhm, I thought this was already released? I am not much into biblical content, but the atmospheric vibes with the music etc. are really beautiful in the trailer.

The Tomorrow Man

I really thought there was going to be a scifi aspect to this.

The Silence

Is this A Quiet Place meets Bird Box meets the Spellman family? Apparently it is based on a book, so I doubt it drew on all of those recent pop culture phenomena, but still …

The Professor and the Madman

This isn’t really my kind of movie, but maybe some of you are interested in historical fiction.

TV Shows

Special

I like that the main actor really is a gay man who has cerebral palsy. The rep should be on point then.

Pennyworth

Am I the only one so jaded that I am not interested in all the origin stories anymore?

Euphoria

No clue what’s going on, but it looks pretty.

Animal Kingdom (Season 4)

I am so pumped for that show to return.

The 100 (Season 6)

I don’t know how I am supposed to feel about this. The show is getting sort of repetitive, while this also just doesn’t have the same vibes as previous the 100 seasons.

What are you watching? Did you like anything you saw in this post? Let’s talk about it!

What I’ve Been Binge-Watching #9

I know my posts haven’t been very varied, but I guess watching shows is just all I am capable of these days. I think most of you like these posts, so I hope you don’t mind the flood of them that you are getting! Here’s my latest binge-watches:

The OA (Part 2)

I REFUSE to show you any material from this show. I had to wait literal years for this continuation of the story and I am still head over heels in love with it all. The fact that a mere human thought of this just baffles my mind every single time. The OA is so out there, requires so much faith and patience and attention, I very much doubt it is for everyone. However, if you are willing to go on a one of a kind trip with a show that will mess with your head, make you doubt reality and break your heart with its bittersweet beauty, then please, please, please watch it. One of the best mind-benders out there!

(Although if you have watched the show and want to talk spoilers, either carefully mark them in your comments below, write me a mail via impossiblegirlblog@gmail.com or DM me on Twitter!)

On My Block (Season 2)

This is another show that I have anticipated the return of. If you want to check out what it’s all about from season 1, I wrote a detailed but non-spoilery post about it here. The first season ended on a massive cliffhanger and so did this season, although I somehow found it less hardcore. I have some theories as to what might have happened, but maybe I am totally off key.

Either way, this is such a heart-warming and great show and I am immensely happy it got to do another season. I sincerely hope they will keep going again, but if the other fans who have eagerly waited for its return binged it as quickly as me, there’s a good chance that more content is coming. I like how On My Block always manages to balance really serious topics with so much humour. These kids have to endure more at the age of 14 than others in their lifetime. Also, the friendship dynamic is so interesting and always keeps changing and evolving. This season, my favourite duo was Jasmine and Ruby though, they did such a great job!

Queer Eye (Season 3)

I mean, it’s Queer Eye. What do you want me to say about it? I love this show and it’s so great to watch something positive and seemingly superficial that can go quite deep every now and then. I have to say that this season didn’t hit me as hard emotionally as some of the previous ones, but maybe that’s just because I am in a different mind space right now. I still love them to bits and like that even from episode to episode, each one resonates differently with every viewer, just based on their own life and hardships. The Fab 5 did not disappoint again!

After Life

This show came much recommended to me, but I did not find it as a revelatory as some people have said it was for them. I think it’s a good show and it’s a good take on grief, but “brilliant” is not the word I would have used. In fact, I was quite unhappy with how some parts of it turned out. Still, that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it, I just don’t think it’s something completely new and mesmerizing. The fact that Joe Wilkinson and Roisin Conaty were in it made it really hard for me to not find it funny sometimes since my brain just directly went to 8 Out of 10 Cats (Does Countdown).


Have you watched any of these? What is your take on them? Do you want to start watching any of these shows? Let’s chat!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (March 18-24)

It’s that time of the week again, where I show you all the trailers and promos I found. I hope you have a good time with them and find something new to watch!

Movies

Toy Story 4

Can’t stop laughing at the “no, she literally made a friend” part.

Unicorn Store

Brie Larson keeps surprising me in the best of ways.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Look, I am not against this movie, but hear me out. They took a TV show with a talking map and backpack that was clearly targeted at very little children and made a live action teenage Lara Croft with comedy elements? Who thought of that!? Where do these target groups overlap except for nowhere at all?

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Unpopular opinion, but I am not a Tarantino fan HOWEVER this looks really good and I want to watch it.

Lucy in the Sky

If you didn’t expect this to be about the Beatles song and you didn’t want to add “with diamonds” at the end of it … you are making me feel very old.

Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island?

I’d have preferred it, if they had kept it in the original language with subtitles … but … is this an alternate reality to Elite?

HUGE in France

This seems weirdly meta.

The Keeper

I watched this movie already and cried so much. There’s definitely a lot more emotional depth to it than you might expect (and no, the trailer does not show everything).

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

The sound and visuals look great!

John Wick: Chapter 3

I don’t know what to say about this.

William

That seems like a really cruel life experiment.

Savage Youth

It gets more intriguing after a while, but that’s not a movie that works for everyone.

TV Shows

Stranger Things (Season 3)

They have grown so much!!! I could talk about this trailer for hours probably, but suffice to say, I am excited.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Part 2)

I have my quarrels with this show, but I will watch for Prudence, Ambrose and Nick. Also … maybe … a tiny bit interested in what creepy yet hot Satan has planned?

Did you see anything you liked on the list this week? Are you excited for any of the upcoming releases? Let’s talk!

What I’ve Been Binge-Watching #8

The binge-watch-energy wasn’t as strong with me lately as it has been before, but I still have a little nice compilation ready for you. There’s not as much out there that I want to watch at the moment, maybe that played into it, but I know there’s quite a lot coming up.

**I don’t recommend any of today’s shows if you don’t like excessive swearing, nudity and/or gore in your TV shows**

Immortals

I don’t understand how NO ONE got the idea to recommend a Turkish vampire revenge drama to me? I had to discover this beaut all on my own and what a ride it was. As a little heads up, the dialogue is terrible in this and I don’t know if it has to do with dodgy translations or actual bad writing but it doesn’t even make sense sometimes. Regardless, this was weirdly addicting.

Based on the scenery, clothes, etc., I wasn’t always entirely sure when exactly events took place, but in the end it didn’t matter all that much. Immortals is about revenge, hunger, betrayal, desire and, at the core of it all, love (but in the least cheesiest way you can imagine thinking about other vampire stories and such). I can’t say that my allegiances switched very often, as some characters were just complete dicks 24/7, but it had some really neat twists and layered motives when it came to how it all ended.

This isn’t Netflix’ first Turkish show, so I don’t know what the chances are of them renewing it, but I had fun. It definitely has flaws in terms of storytelling, but I’d be curious to see where it goes.

Fleabag

I finally jumped on the bandwagon and started watched Fleabag just as season 2 started, which is what I am currently watching and now up to date with. I do understand why people like it so much, although I’d be lying if I said that I loved it.

The show has an amazing cast and Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a brilliant woman who can barely do any wrong, but it took me quite some time until I really connected with her character (who doesn’t have a name?). Since the episodes are quite short, I felt like the deeper moments got lost sometimes in some other nonsense of the episode. I am still really enjoying it and especially like the fact that Moriarty is playing a priest in season 2 now.

American Gods (Season 2)

American Gods is a strange show. Visually, it is a feast, but in terms of storytelling, things are a little more complicated. I think that, just like the gods this whole thing is about, the show needs your unwavering faith to work its magic. If you want answers fast and don’t like random detours, you will be very unhappy with what is presented to you. However, if you can enjoy the ride and just let it take you wherever it goes without thinking about it too much, this can be very interesting.

It would be a lie to say that I binged season 2, since there are only two episodes out so far, but I have watched those and am liking the pace and story elements a lot more so far. The parts don’t feel as disconnected as they sometimes did in season 1 and the whole Dead Wife and Mad Sweeney dynamic is still all I live for. (A Prayer for Mad Sweeney remains my favourite episodes and they’re going to have to do something magnificent for that to change)


Are you watching any of those shows? Do you like them? Do you plan on watching them? Let’s talk about it!