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Good Omens || TV Talk

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Disclaimer: This post is SPOILER FREE.


I saw everyone talking about Good Omens online and how amazing it was. Because of that I wanted to watch it as well, which I did. Plus, Neil Gaiman is one of my favourite authors so there is that as well. Speaking of the book, I haven’t read Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett yet. I was interested in reading it for a while, but it wasn’t a priority of mine (obviously, since I haven’t read it yet). I do plan on picking it up in the future though! Now let’s talk about the tv show.


Good OmensGood Omens

Content warnings: religious themes, crucifixion, death, violence, apocalypse
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Genre: Fantasy | Comedy

Release date: 31. May 2019

Creators: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

Stars: David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Frances McDormand, Sam Taylor Buck, Daniel Mays, Sian Brooke, Adria Arjona, Jack Whitehall, Jon Hamm.

Summary:

A tale of the bungling of Armageddon features an angel, a demon, an eleven-year-old Antichrist, and a doom-saying witch.

All information taken from IMDb.

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My favourite part of this entire show were Crowley and Aziraphale. They are both such interesting characters, similar in some ways and completely different in others. It was interesting seeing a demon and an angel be the main characters of a show, as the contrast between them could be explored nicely. Speaking of Crowley and Aziraphale, I adored their relationship. Seeing how much they care about each other was wonderful. I just adored all of their interactions! Saying that you can probably guess that I completely loved it when their history and interactions throughout the years were shown. I could talk about those two for ages!

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I didn’t care all that much about the Witch and Witchfinder storyline. I do understand why it was included in the story, but I just didn’t find myself as interested in that part. Sometimes it felt really bothersome, as this story interrupted the one that I was interested in more. That’s just me being petty though. Though I did come to like the characters that are attached to the storyline in the end. I just don’t have anything to add to this part? (I just didn’t care all that much about it, as I already mentioned.)

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The humour in this show was great. Though that is rather subjective, as is always the case when it comes to comedy. I just wanted to mention that I very much enjoyed that part of the show. There were many interesting characters in this tv show. From the demons, to the angels to the humans. I enjoyed learning more about them and how they all played part in the greater story.

I can’t actually talk about anything else regarding this show without spoilers, so I shall leave it at this: Good Omens is an amazing show, with interesting characters and plot. I would definitely recommend checking this show out!

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Have you watched Good Omens? What do you think of the show? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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DARK Season 1 || TV Talk

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I had an amazing experience while watching DARK. I watched the first 8 episodes of the show together with my best friend. We watched those episodes during two sleepovers. We had an amazing time theorising what was going on and what was going to happen next. I think this is an amazing show to watch together with someone, as there are a ton of things that you can discuss with someone. And sometimes the other person notices things you didn’t, which also happened with my best friend and I.

I don’t actually have anything more to add to this beginning part. Let’s just get into my thoughts on this tv show!


DARK season 1DARK

Content warnings: violence, torture, death, suicide
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Genre: Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Release date: 1. December 2017.

Creators: Baran bo Odar, Jantje Friese

Stars: There are a lot of main characters in this show, therefore there are a lot of stars (too many for me to name them all), check imdb to see all of them.

Summary:

Year 2019. Events take place in a small German town called Winden. Two months ago, Jonas returned to the school with his father committing suicide. A couple of weeks ago when he came back, he learns that a child is lost in the town. Days of searching have remained unsuccessful and the whole town is on the thorn. With the disappearance of one of the children who have gone out to have fun together in order to get away from the tension of their parents, things get mixed up in the town.

All information taken from IMDb.

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DARK was such a fascinating and intriguing tv show. It’s one of the best tv shows that I have ever watched. I didn’t know anything about it before I started watching it (I just knew that people whose opinions I trust loved this show), I went into it blindly. That was a great decision on my part, as I loved seeing all the curveballs that this show did. It was also really refreshing to watch a show in German, as I hadn’t done that in a while (in years actually).

I won’t be saying much about the actual plot of the show, since I think it’s best to go into it not actually knowing much. Plus, I don’t think I can even try to explain the plot without giving away some spoilers. I will just say that I very much enjoyed discovering all the intricate details about it. My mind was blown quite a few times while watching DARK. I’m very exited for the next season to come out, as I really want to know where the story will go from here. (I have no idea what is going to happen next, which is something that happens a lot with this show.)

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I find the characters of DARK to be very fascinating. I enjoyed learning more about them individually and about their families as well. This show basically follows four families that live in the same town, Winden. As that is a rather small town, everybody knows each other and all of the families are in some way connected. There were many characters in this show that I liked and I don’t have one favourite one. That is weird for me, as I usually tend to have one or two characters that I like the most. I felt that the majority of characters was well developed and they were all interesting.

The fact is that there are a lot of characters in this show. From time to time it’s hard to keep up with who they are and how they are connected to the other characters and families. (Mostly due to a reason I can’t mention because of spoilers.) I would say that that was my biggest gripe with the show, even though it didn’t bother me all that much (and I quickly figured out who everyone was). This show really requires a lot of your concentration if you want to keep up with everything. DARK is a very clever show and I respect it a lot for all the things it did.

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DARK is, as I have already stated in the beginning, one of the best tv shows that I have ever watched. I would recommend this show to everyone, though be sure to check the content warnings. I’m very exited for the second season to come out! I can’t wait to see how the story is going to continue.


Have you watched DARK? What do you think of the show? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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The Umbrella Academy Season 1 || TV Talk

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I actually watched this show in February, a little bit after it came out. I did take notes to write this TV Talk, but for some reason I never got around to actually writing it. I have no idea why it took me this long to write this post? Apparently I was putting it off for some reason. Well, better late than never!

I didn’t know what The Umbrella Academy was about before I started watching it. I haven’t read the comics it is based on. I never even watched the trailer. (I seriously have no idea why?) I saw Kat @Life And Other Disaster say how much she loved this show and then I decided to watch it. I trust Kat to recommend amazing tv shows, which is why I immediately started it after she recommended it. I’m very happy that I ended up watching The Umbrella Academy, as I ended up liking it a lot!


The Umbrella AcademyThe Umbrella Academy

Rating: TV-14

Trigger warnings: Violence, Torture, Death, Alcohol and drug abuse, Child abuse, Suicide
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Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Action

Release date: 15. February 2019

Creator: Jeremy Slater

Stars: Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Ellen Page, Colm Feore, Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton

Summary:

On the same day in October 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing.

All information taken from IMDb.

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When I started watching The Umbrella Academy I got invested in it very quickly. From the first episode I was intrigued by the story and I wanted to know what was going to happen next. I was also very intrigued by the characters, their powers and backstory. The longer I watched, the more invested I got. Though I must also say that as I continued watching this season I noticed problems with it. (I’ll get into that later in this post.)

The cinematography of this show was amazing! Two scenes that I especially liked is the dollhouse dance scene and the search in the public library. (I’m keeping it vague, but if you have watched the show you know which two scenes I mean.) The fight scenes were also choreographed greatly. One of my favourite aspects of the show was the music. The Umbrella Academy has an amazing soundtrack that brought the story even more to life. Ever since finishing this show I have been listening to many of the songs featured in it.

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I found the world this show is set it to be a bit weird, but also fitting. Like it’s set in our time, but with no advanced computers or cellphones. But then there is a robot and advanced space travel. It was actually an interesting combination of more advanced and less advanced technology, it just seemed to fit the tone of the show. Plus I don’t think the show would work if it had mobile phones, as they could have solved the majority of their problems if they called each other. The setting of this show felt like it was out of time.

Another thing that I found weird is the fact that the Umbrella Academy was known and unknown at the same time. By that I mean that the people were aware that the Umbrella Academy existed and that they had superpowers (there were comics, figurines), but they didn’t really seem to care about that. I’m very interested as to why that is, as I would expect people to care that super-powered humans lived among them. Have they forgotten about the Academy or what is going on with that? Hopefully we will get more information about that in the next season.

All of the main characters of this tv show are morally grey. They have their own motivations and are willing to go very far to reach their goals. All of them are also very damaged, emotionally and mentally. They are trying their best, but they seem to mess up many things. Basically this show is about messy characters trying their best.

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My favourite characters were Five, Ben and Klaus. In that exact order. I adored all three of them! ❤ All three of them were amazing and I loved learning more about them as the season progressed. Obviously I enjoyed seeing their interactions with each other as well. If I had to pick ONE favourite character I would, without a doubt, pick Five. Vanya is another character that I liked, but didn’t completely love. Which is why I don’t consider her to be a favourite of mine, though she has the potential to become one of my favourites (we shall see what happens in the next season).

Diego and Allison were alright characters for me. I’m pretty neutral on them. There were instances where I liked them and others where I didn’t. I don’t actually have much more to say about them. Now onto Luther. I hated him so freaking much, he can choke. Honestly I didn’t like him from the beginning and as the show continued I disliked him more and more. He doesn’t listen to ANYONE and he frustrated me so much! What bothered me the most is that he had no loyalty towards his family. (Loyalty is a trait that I value greatly.)

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4 things that bothered me about the show:

  • The fridging of women. If you are unfamiliar, that means killing off women for the development of the male character.
  • Generally a poor treatment of female characters.
  • The gay characters weren’t treated nicely either.
  • The trope of the overly emotional women. (Which I don’t want to go into detail, as it would contain spoilers.)

With all of that being said, I had a lot of fun watching this show. All of the actors did an amazing job! I’m very exited about the fact that the second season was already announced. I can’t wait to see where the story will go from here on out! I would definitely recommend you to check this tv show out, if it sounds interesting to you!

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Have you watched The Umbrella Academy? What do you think of the show? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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Ordeal by Innocence || TV Talk

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I haven’t read Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie, nor did I have any previous knowledge about the story before I watched it. It’s the complete opposite when you compare it to the time I watched And Then There Were None. You can check out my TV Talk for And Then There Were None, if you are interested in more of my thoughts on that show.

I watched this mini-series together with my best friend, one evening when we were having a sleepover. That actually happened near the end of December and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to write about this show (but better late than never). We had a lot of fun watching it together and theorising what might have happened, what each character had to hide and so on. I’m very happy that we decided to watch this together!


Ordeal by InnocenceOrdeal by Innocence

Rating: TV-14

Trigger warnings: Murder, Drug and alcohol abuse, Rape (not shown on screen), Forced abortion, Implied pedophilia, Violence, Mental hospital things
(the text for the trigger warnings is written in white)

Genre: Drama | Mystery | Thriller

Release date: 2018

Creator: Agatha Christie

Stars: Morven Christie, Anthony Boyle, Christian Cooke, Bill Nighy, Matthew Goode, Luke Treadaway, Anna Chancellor, Crystal Clarke, Ella Purnell, Eleanor Tomlinson, Alice Eve

Summary:

Christmas 1954. Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point. Her adopted son Jack Argyll is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence.

All information taken from IMDb.

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The cinematography in this show was amazing! The way it was filmed brought much to the atmosphere of the story. The costumes of the characters and the setting the story takes place in were wonderful as well! Everything looked gorgeous and beyond expensive. Which you should expect, as this story follows a rich family after the matriarch was murdered.

I enjoyed the experience of watching this show. Mostly because I watched it with someone and we speculated about everything that was happening during the show, made theories and bounced off ideas of each other. This made me enjoy the show a lot more than I would have if I watched it on my own. I’m not saying that the show is bad or anything like that, I just don’t think it would have captured me as much as it did if I saw it on my own. (Mostly because I was uncertain about watching this show in the first place and my best friend convinced me to give it a try.)

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Ordeal by Innocence deals with many heavy themes, be sure to check out the trigger warnings!

The story of Ordeal by Innocence follows a cast of unlikable and flawed characters. All of the characters had some kind of motivation that drives them and it was fascinating learning more about them. I enjoyed seeing them interact with each other and how intricate their relationships to each other were. Especially since they are part of the same family, which brings their connection to each other even closer. I found most of the characters very interesting, even if I didn’t like them much. Though there were some that were getting on my nerves as well, which is to be expected when you have characters like these all together.

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There was some golden dialogue in Ordeal by Innocence, my best friend and I enjoyed it a lot. Though I must say that there were weird dialogues as well, but they didn’t feel out of the place in the story. The story in itself wasn’t the most interesting one out there. It deals with a theme that is often explored. It was interesting seeing both the present and the past being explored. I did guess who the culprit of the crime was, but I did have my doubts as the other characters did or said something suspicious. Basically Ordeal by Innocence kept me on my toes.

Overall I really enjoyed Ordeal by Innocence. It was even better for me, as it was something that I experienced with my best friend. Which is also why my opinion might be a bit biased. Still, I would recommend this show if you enjoy murder mysteries. Though you should definitely check the trigger warnings, as this show gets very dark in places!

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Have you watched Ordeal by Innocence? What do you think of the show? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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A Discovery of Witches Season 1 || TV Talk

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I read A Discovery of Witches in 2015 and I hated it. There is no other way of saying that, I seriously didn’t enjoy that book at all. Perhaps it was the timing of then I read it, perhaps I just didn’t care about the book. (I’m betting on the second one.)

So why in the world did I decide to watch the tv show, when I hated the book?

Basically Kat @Life and Other Disasters said how much she enjoyed the show. She convinced me to give it a chance and that is exactly what I did. I’m very glad that I decided to follow her advice and watch this show, as I ended up enjoying it a lot (even though I had some problems with it as well). I’m so exited for the future seasons of A Discover of Witches, they can’t come out soon enough! So thank you Kat, for convincing me to give this show a chance!


A Discovery of WitchesA Discovery of Witches

Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Release date: 2018-

Creator: Deborah Harkness

Stars: Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer

Valarie Pettiford, Malin Buska, Owen Teale, Edward Bluemel, Aiysha Hart, Alex Kingston, Gregg Chillin, Trevor Eve, Louise Brealey, Tanya Moodie, Elarica Johnson

Summary:

In a world where witches, vampires and daemons live discreetly among humans, Diana Bishop is the last in one long line of distinguished witches. Unwilling to embrace her heritage she has immersed herself in her career as a historian. Her particular interest is alchemy and she visits Oxford to research some of Elias Ashmole’s papers. She requests Ashmole 782 and as soon as she receives it she knows there is something uncanny about it; when she opens it she is shocked. She learns that 782 has been presumed lost for a very long time and that each species of Creature desires it. She is besieged and threatened and knows that, to protect herself, she must uncover all the mysteries of 782. She encounters the enigmatic vampire, Matthew Clairmont, who offers to help her; their mutual attraction is immediate, undeniable and inexplicable because they both know that witches and vampires are not supposed to trust each other.

All information taken from IMDb.

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I can’t judge this as an adaptation, as I don’t really remember much about the book. I tend to forget things about the books I dislike (my brain just doesn’t hold that information), so don’t expect me to compare it to the book or anything like that. I’m purely going off on what I saw in the show. I just wanted to clarify that, before I get to actually writing about the tv show.

This wasn’t a perfect tv show, I enjoyed some aspects of it while I had problems with some others. But the most important thing for me was the fact that I had a lot of fun watching this show. I looked forward to each episode and it was always a delight watching it, even when I had problems with it. I ended up watching this show in a few days, I just couldn’t stop watching it. I can’t name all the details that I had problems with, nor everything that I liked, since that would contain spoilers. I’ll be more  general when talking about this show, I won’t mention specific events.

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THE WORLD:

If you know me, then you know that I love vampires and witches. So whenever I come across a tv show that contains both, I have to check it out. The world of A Discover of Witches was fascinating, though I wish that we got more of it as well. Some things just weren’t explained enough, for me at least. I’m very interested in the history of The Congregation and I hope that we will learn more about it in the future.

I also like how technology is implemented in this show. How some characters are scientists and how they are researching DNA of all the different species. That is something that I’m interested as well, I really want to know how the different species came to be. The technology aspect of this show is fascinating, as I have never seen it done this way in a show about vampires/witches.

I really wish that we had gotten more information about the demons. I don’t really understand them, what they are capable of and what they actually do. Witches and vampires were explored rather well throughout the show and we got some backstory and explanation of powers for both. There wasn’t much about demons though, which I found disappointing as I was really interested to learn more about them. Hopefully we will learn more about them in the future seasons.

Side note: The show is shot beautifully and all the locations look fantastic!

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THE CHARACTERS:

First of all I would like to say that I really like the casting (as someone who doesn’t remember the descriptions of the characters from the show). The actors brought all the characters to life and I thought they all did a very good job. Though that is coming from someone who isn’t that knowledgable in things regarding acting.

In this show there were characters that I adored, hated, was fascinated by and didn’t care about. So basically it was a mix when it comes to that. I liked the villains in this show a lot. In the sense that I hated them, but was fascinated by them at the same time. That is the best combination, in my opinion, when it comes to villains. (Though I have to say that I love many different kinds of villains.) I don’t think I need to mention the characters I didn’t care about, you can probably guess why I don’t feel like talking about them.

I adored Diana. Even though I did question some of her decisions and thought-processes. She was such an interesting characters and I loved seeing her grow as a person, as she discovered more about herself. I can’t wait to see where her character is going to go in the future. I also loved Matthew. He was also a fascinating character and I loved learning about him and his past.

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I need to mention that the romance between Diana and Matthew is insta-love. There isn’t much time between them meeting and then declaring their love. This isn’t something that bothered me, mostly because I already expected it (as I had been warned about it). The conversations that they have between each other are amazing, I just love seeing them interact with each other. I can’t wait to see more of them and their relationship in the future.

Three other characters that I love are Marcus, Miriam and Hamish. (Especially Marcus.) We don’t get to see as much of them, since the show mostly focused on Diana and Matthew and The Congregation, but I loved what I saw. I can’t wait to get more scenes with them in it in the future seasons!

THE STORY:

The mystery behind Ashmole 782, the stuff surrounding The Congregation, the relationship between the different species, all of those things were fascinating to me. I just wanted to know more about all of the things I mentioned. And every time something more got revealed I was so exited and happy.

I do have problems with the story as well. In the beginning there was a lot of info-dumping and it was too exposition heavy. As the show progressed it got a lot better in that aspect. There were also some inconsistencies in the abilities of the characters. (I can’t go more into detail, as it’s spoilers.) Some scenes, especially the emotionally heavy ones, lasted either too long or they were too short. The too long ones kinda felt awkward to me and for the short ones I just wanted a bit more, once more sentence or something. That was the biggest problem with the show that I had.

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OVERALL:

It was a very fun show. It wasn’t perfect by any means, but I enjoyed my watching experience a lot. For me this is a show that isn’t the best, but you still love watching it. I would definitely recommend this show to everyone. At least check out the first two episodes, as this show is worth giving a shot. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it as much as I did!


Have you watched A Discovery of Witches? What do you think of the show? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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And Then There Were None || TV Talk

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I have read And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie in January of last year (2017). It is one of my favourite Agatha Christie books, out of the 14 that I have read so far. When I found out about this adaptation I knew that I had to watch it! So here we are, after I finally got around to seeing it.

Also, this post won’t be as long as my others have been for TV Talk. Mostly because I can’t write about any of the characters or thing that happens in the show. That would contain spoilers and it would ruin the story for everybody else. So that is why I shall keep this post brief. (Well, as brief as anything can be when it comes to my ramblings.)


And Then There Were NoneAnd Then There Were None

Rating: TV-14

Trigger warnings: Murder, Drug and alcohol abuse, Suicide, Domestic violence
(the text for the trigger warnings is written in white)

Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

Release date: 2015

Creator: Agatha Christie

Stars: Maeve Dermody, Charles Dance, Toby Stephens, Burn Gorman, Aidan Turner, Miranda Richardson, Sam Neill, Noah Taylor, Douglas Booth, Anna Maxwell Martin

Summary:

It’s 1939 and Europe teeters on the brink of war. Ten strangers are invited to Soldier Island an isolated rock near the Devon coast in southern England. Cut off from the mainland, with their generous hosts Mr and Mrs U.N. Owen mysteriously absent, they are each accused of a terrible crime. As members of the party start to die one by one, the survivors realise that one of them is a killer and start to turn on each other.

All information taken from IMDb.

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The way And Then There Were None was filmed was amazing, the different camera angles and the way it was shot contributed to the atmosphere. (I really have no idea how to explain that better, I’m not familiar with filming terminology.) The show was very suspenseful and tense, I really enjoyed that aspect of it. The setting was amazing as well. Getting trapped on an island with no connection to the mainland and people are dying – that is a seriously terrifying situation.

The actors and their performance was amazing! They brought all the characters to life. They all felt like real people, not just fictional characters. It was great and fascinating seeing them unravel as more and more things happen. All of the characters are unlikable in their own way and I found that fascinating. They were all very interesting and I wanted to know more about them. There were things that I liked about every character and things that I disliked. It was a great combination, especially for a murder mystery.

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Even though I knew what was going to happen (and everything else about the story), since I have read the book as I already mentioned, I was still very invested in the story and I couldn’t stop watching it. I ended up watching all three episodes of the miniseries in one sitting, I just needed to see what was going to happen next (even though in my mind I already knew). This show was great, from beginning to end.

Overall And There Were None was a fantastic adaptation. It is definitely one of my favourite book to screen adaptations and I would highly recommend it to everyone! Though be aware of the trigger warnings that I have listed for it in the beginning. I would also recommend the book. Truth to be told, I enjoyed this miniseries more than the actual book and that isn’t usually the case for me when it comes to adaptations.

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Have you watched And Then There Were None? What do you think of the show? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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Avatar: The Last Airbender || TV Talk

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Avatar: The Last AirbenderAvatar: The Last Airbender

Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy

Release date: 2003 –2008

Creators: Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko

Stars:

Zach Tyler, Mae Whitman, Jack De Sena, Jessie Flower, Dee Bradley Baker, Dante Basco, Mako, Grey Griffin.

Summary:

In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.

All information taken from IMDb.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of my all time favourite tv shows. I have also re-watched the show in its entirety multiple times, each time I find something I hadn’t noticed before. I have actually watched the show only in German, as it was the only language available for me at the time, though I do plan on watching it in English some time in the future. We shall see which one I’ll prefer, though I do feel very nostalgic for the German dub. (I even own all of the season in German on DVD.)

THE WORLD:

The world of Avatar: The Last Airbender is very complex. The easiest way to describe it is by linking the elements. There are four nations, each nation controls one of the elements. The Water Tribes, the Fire Nation, the Earth Kingdom and the Air Nomads. (You can guess which element which nation can control.) The relationships between all the nations is complex, as you would expect during times of war. I found it fascinating exploring all the different aspects and cultures in this world. Each nation feels well developed and rich in culture and traditions. It was wonderful learning more about this complex world as the story progressed.

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The element bending (or the controlling of the elements) is an aspect I find fascinating. It does help that I was obsessed with elemental magic ever since I was a child. Anyway, the rules and limits of each element were also a part of the show that I enjoyed learning about. Who wouldn’t like to be able to control one of the elements? Elemental magic is something that I love exploring in different media as well (games, books etc).

THE STORY:

If you look at the story in general, it is a rather simply one. It follows a boy named Aang and his adventures to becoming the Avatar and restoring the peace in the land. (Which was the duty of the Avatar in the first place.) Throughout the story many different characters join Aang on his travels and they help him on his adventures.

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But this story is a lot more complex that that short synopsis gives it credit. (Even though I wrote the mentioned synopsis.) The adventures that Aang and his friends get into, during their travels, are diverse in many different ways. They explore different aspects of culture, social issues, war, colonialism, family, friendship, emotional responses and growth of the individual. (Of course there are many more things I could mention here, but I’ll leave it at this.)

Avatar: The Last Airbender has a powerful and important story, a story which many people can relate to and a story that allows the exploration of topics that are important even in todays society. 

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So the story behind Avatar: The Last Airbender is by no means simple. It’s rich in its narrative and messages. It is a story that is worth a lot and that teaches everyone who watches it many life lessons. In short: watch this show if you haven’t already! The story is also full of humour, which I loved as well. (For some reason I forgot to mention that until now.)

THE CHARACTERS:

The characters are one of my favourite aspects of the show. (Though it’s hard to choose, as I completely love this show.) The characters are very diverse, as they all come from different cultural backgrounds. All of the main characters are well developed and you can get a feel for them quite early on. Many of the side characters get their development throughout the show and I loved learning more about them as well. All the characters are flawed, their all have their own weaknesses that get explored throughout the story.

The character development in this show is wonderfully done as well. All of the main characters grow throughout the story and develop into the best versions of themselves. Especially one character. (Who I won’t name because of spoilers.) I have many favourite characters when it comes to this series, but if I had to choose my top two they would have to be Katara and Aang.

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The different relationships in this show were also excellently portrayed. I especially enjoyed seeing all the familial relationships and how they were explored. Friendship is obviously a huge part of this show and one of the main aspects of it. I adore the friendships that Aang forms with the group he travels with and with other people he meets along the way of his adventures. I just loved the fact that this show had such a big focus on friendships and how powerful they can be.

OVERALL:

I LOVE this show! Which is something you could have already guessed by just reading my post. It is a show that I recommend to everyone, no matter what age you are. (Though I’m sure many of you have already watched this show.) Avatar: The Last Airbender is a wonderful show, with heartwarming relationships, amazing and complex characters, a rich world and fantastic storytelling.

Why in the world wouldn’t you want to check it out?

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Have you watched Avatar: The Last Airbender? What do you think of the show? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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