Coming soon….

Just wanted to give you all a heads up about what I have in the pipe line…..

Firstly, as I’m sure you’re all aware, 50 Shades Darker is currently out at the cinema so I will be watching that on Valentines Day (how stereotypical of me, I know) and reviewing it soon.

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Also, there are new Reign episodes on Netflix, I’ve just watched the first episode of season 4 and it’s great – so get on that.

I wanted to get started on a new series so I’m trying out the superhero series that is Flash, once I’m all caught up I’ll let you know my thoughts on that too.

So stay tuned and hope you all have a lovely Valentines Day – sending my love.

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Teen Wolf

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Teen Wolf is based on the story of a rather awkward high school teenager who is attacked by a werewolf whilst walking in the woods one night. The werewolf curse makes him stronger, more confident and brilliant at sport – gaining him popularity and girls, but Scott McCall soon learns that it’s not all fun and games as he has to fight other supernatural creatures to keep the people in his town safe.

I chose to start watching this series on Netflix one evening when I had nothing else to watch, thinking it wouldn’t be my cup of tea and that I’d watch one and get bored – that was not the case. I became hooked and watched the first three seasons in an incredibly short amount of time and became glued to the sofa.

The werewolf faces/ makeup seems a little cheesy at times but the overall special effects weren’t too bad and the acting is brilliant in my opinion.

Stiles, who is Scott McCall’s best friend (played by Dylan O’Brien), is hilarious and witty and the goofy but loyal best friend that anyone could hope for, especially when faced with confronting supernatural creatures you never even thought could exist.

What’s is great about this series is that it doesn’t follow your typical supernatural storyline, there are no vampires and fairies, but there are unusual creatures like the Ghost Riders and the Dread Doctors, which are fantasticly well inserted into the show.

The only bad thing I really have to say is that I was disapointed by how the last season ends, I wanted more details about how Scott and Stiles’ life turns out as they head off to college and I hoped to see the return of Scott’s fox/ ninja girlfriend (you’ll get that reference if you’ve watched it) – but I guess that is just me wanting more of a great thing.

I could easily rewatch this entire show, it’s brilliant and captivating and so easy to get stuck into – there’s plenty of attractive actors to enjoy in this series too so if anything it’s worth a try for that at least.

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8.5/10.

 

Z: The Beginning of Everything

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This new Amazon Prime TV series has all the gin, jazz and debauchery that you would expect from the 1920’s. We finally get to hear more of the story about the famous Fitzgerald couple, more so from the prospective of Zelda Fitzgerald rather than her husband.

Zelda was known in history as being a fiery, unique woman who refused to be portrayed as inferior to men. This series managed to dipict that perfectly, as Zelda continuously broke societies rules. However, she was disapointingly still at the mercy of her husband as he handled their money and stole some of her written ideas to become a successful author, he cheated and she forgave him, he drank and offended her family but Zelda continued to stand by him – not exactly how I wanted her to be in my mind, butit probably wasn’t a surprise from that era.

Zelda and F.Scott Fitzgerald were such a famous and iconic couple during the time of the flapper culture, the actors managed to portray this fantastically and were dedicated to their roles.

The costumes and backdrops were stunning and dipicted a romantic and inspiring image of the 1920’s.

Z has a lot to offer as a series, it’s so easy to watch and I have always loved a good period drama.  The story of the famous duo isn’t a happy one though, as you may know Scott died at age 44 and Zelda died in a fire at a mental hospital she was a patient at. They had quite the dramatic life, which is why the producers wouldn’t have had a problem creating content for this series. Like the lives of this couple, this series is both magical and brave yet devastating.

Worth a watch.

7/10.

Sherlock: The Final Problem

Caution: this blog post will contain spoilers so don’t say I didn’t warn you if you haven’t already watched it.

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The things I have loved about Sherlock throughout all of its series is: Benedict Cumberbatch, Moriarty, the complex story lines, John and Sherlock’s relationship and the riddles. I also love how it’s often quite outrageous with its story lines, but I wonder whether it went a bit too far in this last season, I know some critics certainly think so.

I mean Sherlock had a secret sister, who’s crazy to say the least, but oh wait he also had a secret brother too and Sherlock reprogrammed his own brain to forget about them because of the loss he suffered – eh?

However this series still managed to be a roller coaster ride and I think the second episode was actually one of my favourites – second to the one where Sherlock faked his own death. Sherlock’s flat in Baker Street is blown up, his sister worked with criminal mastermind Moriarty to mess with Sherlock, he had to work quickly to solve puzzles to save many lives and break into a mental asylum.

I am glad we got to see bits of Moriarty from ‘beyond the grave’, however he was my favourite villain and even Sherlock’s evil mastermind sister couldn’t top him for me.

This emotional script provided plenty of laughs as usual and excitement, still leaving us with many questions, as each episode has always managed too. For example did Sherlock’s sister brainwash Moriarty or did Moriarty get Sherlock’s sister on his side first? blah blah blah.

They had a fantastic little montage ending of John and Sherlock at the end as they leave this episode wiser and stronger in their friendship, ready to solve crimes and continue writing blogs about it. If this was the last ever episode it had a lovely sign off, but I hope it’s not as I can’t get enough of Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes.

If you don’t understand what I’m on about and you’ve not watched this series yet, you must!

Reign

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Reign is an American history romance series which I recently watched on Netflix and thought it was worth giving a review.

The series is based on following Mary, Queen of Scots in her early exploits as she joins French Court to marry Prince Francis, who she only met as a small child and has been betrothed to ever since. This fantasy TV show takes us through their troubled love story and their additional hardship of learning to become King and Queen of France and Scotland.

It only took one episode to get me hooked on this series and I was glued to the TV until I’d watched every season. The perfect way to describe it is Game of Thrones meets Gossip Girl – and I love both of those series so it was perfect for me.

The reason it is alike Game of Thrones is for its various sex, violence and war scenes which there are plenty of. It reminds me of Gossip Girl because of the bitchiness that happens at French Court and the relationship dramas that unravel.

Queen Mary is played by the actor Adelaide Kane, who is both beautiful and a perfect fit for this role. I am immensely jealous of her because of the amazing wardrobe she has in each episode, the budget for this series was clearly high because of the costumes and castles used to film in – fantastically shot and directed in my opinion.

I am sure this type of show is not for everyone, but I must say personally that this is one of my favourite TV series of all time because it provides everything I am looking for – fantastic clothes, a devastating love story, very attractive men, sex scandals and action scenes. What more could you want?

Would definitely suggest giving it a watch.