Spoiler-Free Review of “Ozark” season 4 Part 1 on Netflix: Intense Game Changer

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“This is why I chose you…”

Ozark season 4 (Part 1) released on Netflix on January 21st 2022 with seven episodes available to stream now. Part 2 of the final season will release later in the year. The crime drama series stars Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Julia Garner, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner and Felix Solis. Each episode runs for 55-60 minutes.

After that major cliffhanger at the end of season 3, the Byrde family is back to figure out another impossible task to keep their family alive. 

Here is the trailer:

Ozark season 4 (Part 1) brings us to the beginning of the end, as we hang on to our seats for a final season that doesn’t seem to be holding back any punches. Part 1 is beyond intense, but will the series end on a high note? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Solid screen time for all characters.

Even though the show primarily follows Marty Byrd and his family, there are a lot of supporting characters on the series who deserve more screen time and I thought that season 4 did a decent job of balancing this out. Marty’s kids got a lot more to do this time around and it’s always great to see Ruth on screen no matter what.

I think it’s important to provide each character with some kind of appropriate closure or end since we are on the final season and I think that so far it is delivering.

Another jaw-dropping finale.

There will be no spoilers in this review, but I don’t know how this show manages to shock me the way it does. The intensity that pours into this show is incredible. From the brilliant performances we witness to the music and everything in-between, this show just knows how to keep you completely hooked. The episodes are on the long side, but it never feels like it is dragging.

After that ending, I don’t know what to expect but I hope part 2 releases soon!

The Cons:

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Will it stick the landing?

I don’t really have any cons because I think this show is as close to perfection as it gets, but I am wondering if we have enough time to give this show a proper ending. I loved plenty of shows over the years and some of the series finales I witnessed really disappointed me. I’m remaining positive here, but I have a lot of questions after part 1. We’ll see how it goes!

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

Brilliant performances and brutal intensity that lingers well after the show is over!

I loved every moment of season 4 (Part 1) and I can’t wait to find out how it all ends!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Ozark season 4 (Part 1) in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

This competition is killer…

Scream Hunt 5

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

My new young adult horror thriller is out now! I hope you enjoy!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “How I Met Your Father” on Hulu: Hilary Duff is back on TV

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“I want to tell you the story of how I met your father…”

How I Met Your Father released on January 18th 2022 on Hulu with the first two episodes. The remaining eight episodes will air weekly. The sitcom is a standalone series in the same world as How I Met Your Mother. It stars Hilary Duff, Chris Lowell, Francia Raisa, Kim Cattrall, Tom Ainsley, and Josh Peck. Each episode runs for approximately 23-25 minutes.

The re-imagining of the series follows Sophie in the year 2022, as she searches for the love of her life and bonds with her group of friends.

Here is the trailer:

How I Met Your Father brings fans of the original series some nostalgia while sprinkling in some welcomed Easter eggs, but does the series do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Likeable cast.

Hilary Duff is always magnetic on screen and should thrive in this type of series and I’m a big fan of Chris Lowell from Veronica Mars as well. The other characters all seem nice enough for the most part. It’s too early to tell who my favorites will be, but I think that it’s important for us to care about these characters and so far the show is heading in the right direction with this. 

Heads in a different direction.

Unlike its predecessor, HIMYF decides to shake things up and reveal potential characters who could be the “father” at the very end of the first episode. I think this is a smart approach and it will keep the audience more invested for the most part. It’s not easy steering off from the original, but it’s important for the series not to fall into the trap that so many reboots so often do.

The Cons:

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Tries too hard to make the show relevant with today’s audience…

Tinder dates and Ubers are immediately thrown into the mix as the series tries to be relevant with a new generation. However, I thought this felt a little forced. I also think that Hilary Duff deserves a little more for her character. Sure, it’s really early, but it seems like she is defining her purpose by finding “the one,” and I couldn’t help thinking back to her character on Younger and how she placed love in the background so she could excel in her career. I get that this is a different show, but I think that Sophie could use some more “Kelsey” inspiration because she needs some layers.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

If you’re a fan of the original series, I think that you will find plenty of nostalgia with the new one, but I’m not sure that it is doing anything that different or unique this time around. That being said, the cast is really likable and I’m confident that Hilary Duff will shine in whatever project she is working on.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on How I Met Your Father in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

This competition is killer…

Scream Hunt Halloween

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

My new young adult horror thriller is out now! I hope you enjoy!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Archive 81” on Netflix: Chilling and Consuming Watch

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“Please find me…”

Archive 81 premiered on January 14th 2022 on Netflix. All eight episodes are available to stream now. The horror mystery series stars Mamoudou Athie, Dina Shihabi, Matt McGorry, Ariana Neal and Evan Jonigkeit. Each episode runs for approximately 55-57 minutes.

An archivist named Dan takes a job restoring old videotapes up in the Catskills, uncovering a mystery surrounding the missing director and a supernatural cult.

Here is the trailer:

Archive 81 reels you in with a slow burn approach that manages to transform into something truly disturbing as we are along for the ride to discover what truly happened to the girl on the tapes. Is it worthy of your next binge-watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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A mystery that pulls you into the rabbit hole with each episode.

I love feeling like I’m a part of the mystery and I thought that this series managed to bring the audience in effortlessly. I found myself trying to piece together all of the clues and my eyes were glued to the screen the entire time. Much like the archivist, Dan, I felt a need to find out what truly happened to the girl on the tapes, luring me in more and more.

The series gave me some Last Night in Soho and 1BR vibes, so if you enjoyed those films, you will feel right at home with this one.

A show you’ll think about long after it is over.

I can always tell when I truly appreciate and love a series. It always comes back to the shows that create a dialogue worth having, leaving you with even more questions and theories. It’s a show that you just want to talk to someone about. It’s that good! It will resonate with you and really make you think even after we witness many of the reveals.

We also got that major cliffhanger at the end to contemplate so I’m crossing my fingers that we will see a season two!

The Cons:

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Slow moving at times…

The episodes are super long and the opening episodes dragged a little for me. At one point I thought I had been watching it for over two hours and realized I had only been actually watching for thirty minutes. I think the pacing drastically improved by the time we got to episode three and thinking back on it, I actually felt like the slow burn approach worked because it mirrored what Dan was going through as the archivist.

That being said, I would have preferred the episodes to be just a little shorter but I still managed to watch this series in almost one day!

So am I in or out?

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I’m in 100 percent!

Chilling and disturbing on so many levels! A worthy mystery that will keep you guessing until the end and well after that!

I absolutely loved this series and I can’t stop talking about it!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Archive 81 in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

My new supernatural thriller Girl Number Thirteen is out now! I hope you enjoy!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Peacemaker” on HBO Max: Foul-Mouthed Superhero Fun

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“You’re kind of bulky to be a superhero…”

Peacemaker premiered on HBO Max on January 13th 2022 with the first three episodes available to stream now. The superhero series will air its remaining five episodes weekly. Each episode runs for approximately 40-45 minutes. The show stars John Cena, Danielle Brooks, Jennifer Holland, Robert Patrick and Freddie Stroma.

The series takes place after the events of The Suicide Squad (2021), as Peacemaker is recruited on a mission as a contract killer.

Here is the trailer:

Peacemaker doesn’t hold anything back as it delivers with raunchy humor and plenty of action to make this a fun ride for the most part. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Silly fun.

There is a lot of crude and uncensored humor in this series. It takes the character from the film and really lets loose with its HBO audience. This is one of those shows where you don’t really need to think too much. You can just enjoy it and have fun. The show is not taking itself too seriously and as long as you don’t either, you’ll probably enjoy it more.

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Danielle Brooks is a scene-stealer!

John Cena is a blast to watch and lives up to his character, but Danielle Brooks is even more entertaining to watch. I loved her on Orange Is the New Black and she is already showing off her talent just from the first three episodes. I think her character is actually elevating the show that much more because it could become really repetitive without her.

The Cons:

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A plot I’ve seen before…

The plot leaves a lot to be desired and it’s a concept I’ve seen before, but I’m remaining positive about it because there are enough entertaining factors to keep this show from becoming stale and so far I am enjoying the ride. I hope that we can expand past the obvious and explore something new to keep things fresh.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

Outrageous and over-the-top fun that just works!

My recommendation is to not overthink things too much. Just go into this show and enjoy the ride and you’ll be thoroughly entertained.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Peacemaker in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

THIS COMPETITION IS KILLER…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

My new young adult horror thriller comes out October 7th 2021! I hope you enjoy!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Pivoting” on Fox: Dream Cast gives us plenty of laughs

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“We have to live our best lives now…”

Pivoting premiered on January 9th 2022 on Fox and Hulu. The comedy series stars Maggie Q, Ginnifer Goodwin and Eliza Coupe. Episodes air weekly and run for approximately 22-24 minutes.

Set in Long Island, New York, three best friends deal with the death of the fourth member of their group, as they come to the realization that they need to make some drastic changes in their lives while they still have time.

Here is the trailer:

Pivoting immediately gives off vibes of Bad Moms, Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives, as these three fantastic ladies bring a lot of laughs to the table. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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I can’t get enough of this trio!

I tuned into this show because I absolutely love Maggie Q and I will pretty much watch her in anything. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this show right from the start and the major reason why is because of the talent of these three ladies.

This show is witty and smart and it was a breath of fresh air.  More please!

A familiar premise but great delivery.

I’ve seen this type of show before but that doesn’t matter because I think this show is a true gem. The interaction between the three main characters just works effortlessly and the comedy didn’t feel forced, which often happens when I watch network sitcoms. So far it’s off to a great start!

The Cons:

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The separate plots need some work…

I personally preferred the banter and the moments when the three main characters were together to their individual plots. There was nothing really wrong with them, but they felt a little generic and the true magic seemed to happen when they were all together. That might just be because the show is still trying to find its identity and what really works, but I’m confident that we will get there.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

If you’re looking for a lighter comedy to indulge in, you’ve come to the right place. These three ladies deserve to be in the spotlight and so far I am loving this comedy gold. 

I can’t wait to see what happens next!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Pivoting in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

PLAY BY THE RULES…STAY ALIVE…

A harmless night of fun turns deadly for six college friends but the game has only just begun. Take a mystery thrill ride right from your own living room. Dash and Seek is out now! I hope you enjoy!

READ IF YOU DARE…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Wolf Like Me” on Peacock: Quirky Dramedy with Heart

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“I haven’t been out in a really long time…”

Wolf Like Me released on January 13th 2022 on Peacock. The supernatural dramedy series stars Isla Fisher and Josh Gad. There are six episodes in total that run for approximately 22-26 minutes.

Set in Australia, a single father tries to connect with his eleven-year-old daughter when a woman named Mary crashes into his car. After their first date, she runs out the door, revealing that she has a supernatural secret.

Here is the trailer:

Wolf Like Me has a Santa Clarita Diet vibe with fantastic characters, but does it find its balance between drama and comedy? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Great chemistry between Gad and Fisher.

Both actors did a fantastic job with this series. I thought they had really terrific chemistry together. Both characters had a lot of layers and there was pure magic when they were together, which really elevated this series for me.

Short episodes.

This show was extremely easy to binge-watch. Each episode is just under a half hour and there are only six in total. Even though this series is a slow-burn one in a lot of ways, I thought the length of the episodes helped the pacing. Each episode did just enough at the end to bring you back for more.

The Cons:

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Really heavy at times…

It’s not easy finding a balance between comedy and drama. I thought that the moments of comedy were actually spot on and I enjoyed them. There were also some really heartfelt moments too that just worked. This is one of those shows where it’s really more about the characters than the plot surrounding them.

However, some of the more emotional moments were really heavy and depressing at times, which made it difficult to jump right back into the moments of comedy without feeling slightly unhinged.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

Overall, I really enjoyed this series. I thought that it had a quirky charm to it and the characters were easy to connect to. At times the plot fell slightly flat, but the interactions and moments between the characters made up for it in a lot of ways.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Wolf Like Me in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

This competition is killer…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

My new young adult horror thriller is out now! I hope you enjoy!

Scream Hunt is available here!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Brazen” on Netflix: Alyssa Milano gives it her all

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“She didn’t expect to die that night…”

Brazen released on January 13th 2022 on Netflix. The mystery thriller film based on the novel by Nora Roberts stars Alyssa Milano, Samuel Page, Emilie Ullerup and Malachi Weir. The film runs for approximately an hour and 35 minutes.

Famous author, Grace Miller desperately tries to solve her sister’s murder with the help of a neighbor detective, as she soon stumbles upon dark and dangerous secrets along the way.

Here is the trailer:

Brazen has a decent premise with a guilty-pleasure mystery core, but does this film do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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A mystery that pulls you in.

I actually thought the mystery was a solid one. I was pulled in and I loved the secrets revealed along the way. There were plenty of twists and turns thrown our way as well to keep us invested until the end of the film.

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Alyssa Milano puts forth a valiant effort.

As soon as I saw that she was starring in this film, it made me want to watch it that much more. The Charmed alum really tried her best with this one and she kept me watching even when things started to fall apart. I genuinely believed her performance and I was rooting for her the entire time.

The Cons:

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Lifetime-esque nonsense.

I normally really like guilty-pleasure thrillers that have a slight Lifetime feel, but this one channeled it a little bit too much. There were ridiculous romance scenes that didn’t make sense with what was going on and a lot of overacting and silly dialogue. Even though the mystery was a good one, it was often drowned out by some of this unnecessary fluff.

Really predictable…

I was hoping for a major twist, but I saw the reveal at the end coming a mile away. It was just so obvious and I don’t think the film executed it properly. Perhaps I should have read the book instead because this was really disappointing.

So am I in or out?

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I’m 50/50 on this one…

If you enjoy guilty-pleasure soapy thrillers, you can absolutely give this one a whirl, but I think you are better off watching My Secret Obsession on Netflix instead, which did a better job of balancing the Lifetime feel. The mystery is decent enough, but I would manage your expectations accordingly with this one.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Brazen in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

This competition is killer…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

My new young adult horror thriller is out now! I hope you enjoy!

Scream Hunt is available here!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Scream” (2022) in Theaters: Fans have something to be excited about!

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It’s always someone you know…

Scream (2022) released in theaters on January 14th 2022. The fifth installment of my favorite franchise of all time brings us back to Woodsboro as a killer dressed as Ghostface threatens the town once again. The slasher horror film stars Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courtney Cox, Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Dylan Minnette, Jack Quaid, Jenna Ortega and Marley Shelton.

Sidney Prescott thought that she was done with Ghostface for good, but a new killer emerges twenty-five years later, targeting a group of teens in this new “requel.”

Here is the trailer:

Scream (2022) brings together our favorite characters from the original film while introducing a new generation to Ghostface, making us fear answering the phone once again. Does the new film deliver with gory whodunnit goodness? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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For the fans.

The fifth film gives fans of the original plenty to be really excited about. We have returning characters, some welcomed surprises, and lots of nods to some of our favorite moments in the films. I thought the film did an excellent job with this nostalgia without overdoing it.

It just worked effortlessly and I loved all of the Easter eggs along the way. Scream is my favorite movie of all time and this film honored that in an effective way.

I also thought that there was a seamless balance between the original story and the new one. Everything connected and just worked, making this film really entertaining.

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Not afraid to make fun of itself.

I really loved the well placed humor sprinkled into the film and I loved that it didn’t take itself too seriously. It recognized its place in the franchise and gave us plenty of laugh-out-loud moments to appreciate.

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Welcomed new characters keep you guessing.

I really thought that some of the new characters did an excellent job fitting in and some of them were scene-stealers for sure.

Stand-out performances: Jenna Ortega as Tara and Jasmin Savoy Brown as Mindy.

This made me like the film even more because I didn’t need Sidney to be on screen in every scene to be entertained. A lot of the new characters really held their own.

I thought that the film embraced its whodunnit mystery and kept the audience guessing for the most part. The kills had a different feel to them, but it still kept the vibe from the original going, which is important.

The Cons:

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Some performances were lacking…

I thought that the cast did a great job for the most part, but there were some performances stronger than others. While I loved a lot of the new characters introduced to us, a lot of other characters felt mostly filler and I didn’t really care if they made it out or not.

I also thought there were a few plot holes and some unnecessary tangents as well, but overall I was thoroughly entertained.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in 100 percent!

I absolutely adored this film and I thought it did a great job of keeping the audience entertained. The film honored its fans with lots of nostalgia while giving us plenty of gory kills and surprises to be excited about!

A worthy entry to the franchise!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Scream (2022) in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

This competition is killer…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

My new young adult horror thriller is out now! I hope you enjoy!

Scream Hunt is available here!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “A Discovery of Witches” Season 3 on Shudder: All things must come to an end…

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“Welcome home…”

A Discovery of Witches season 3 premiered on Sky TV, Sundance Now, Shudder, and AMC plus on January 8th 2022 with the first episode available to stream now. There will be seven episodes in total that will air weekly. The series stars Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode, Malin Buska, and Owen Teale. Each episode runs for approximately 45-50 minutes. 

Picking up right where we left off at the end of season two, A Discovery of Witches season 3 will be the final season of the series, mirroring the All Souls Trilogy books. Diana Bishop and Matthew return to present day, as they prepare for a final battle with Peter Knox.

Here is the trailer:

A Discovery of Witches season 3 has a lot to jam-pack into the final season to stay true to the book series as we root for Diana and Matthew against all odds. Will it end the series on a high note? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Keeps things short…

I think it’s really smart that this is going to be the final season of the show. There are three books in the series and even though many other shows have gone on for several other seasons past the books, sometimes this can be a mistake. I think the series has been really strong so far and this allows the writers to end things the way they want to.

Better pacing.

My only con throughout the seasons has been the pacing. Things can drag here and there, but I think that season 3 is already off to a much better start in terms of this. Since there is so much to squeeze into the final season, we aren’t wasting any time and we are jumping right into things. Let’s keep this going!

The Cons:

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A lot to remember.

I really should have re-watched the first two seasons or re-read the books again because there is SO MUCH to remember. This isn’t necessarily a con but I feel like I need a cheat sheet to keep up at times. You may want to at least watch a full recap before jumping into season 3.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

I simply adore the book series and I have been a fan of the show so far. I really can’t wait to see how things unfold for the final season! Diana has so much left to show us and I honestly can’t wait!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on A Discovery of Witches (season 3) in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

Girl Number Thirteen Lurking Promo

It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

My new supernatural thriller Girl Number Thirteen is out now! I hope you enjoy!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “The 355” in Theaters: “Ocean’s Eight” Spy Edition

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“The enemy of my enemy is my friend…”

The 355 premiered in theaters on January 7th 2022. The action thriller film stars Jessica Chastain, Diane Kruger, Penélope Cruz, Lupita Nyong’o and Fan Bingbing. It is approximately two hours long.

A CIA agent joins forces with agents from other countries to track down a dangerous drive that could put the world in immediate danger.

Here is the trailer:

The 355 has an all-star female cast with plenty of kick-ass moments, but does it do anything truly extraordinary? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Fabulous cast!

I loved every single one of these ladies and Diane Kruger really stole the show for me! They all brought plenty to the table with stunning outfits and bad-ass moves to keep us entertained for the most part. They were the best part of the movie and I loved the dynamic between them all.

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Lots of action.

The film delivered in this department. There were some pacing issues here and there, but there were plenty of chase and fight scenes to keep you invested. I loved the opening chase scene the most, but there were a lot of other satisfying moments to keep you rooting for these ladies throughout the movie.

The Cons:

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Predictable and by the numbers…

Even though I enjoyed this film, it didn’t really do anything truly unique or extraordinary. I’ve seen this type of movie before and while I’m all for a film that highlights female empowerment, the movie really struck the audience over the head with this and fit very neatly into tropes and clichés.

Everything just felt really generic and the cast honestly deserved a better plot.

Needed some humor.

I enjoyed Ocean’s Eight a lot more because there was humor involved to balance out things and while this film attempted to channel that vibe, it didn’t execute it as well. It made me focus more on the generic plot and even though I loved the actresses in the film, many of the characters needed some more layers as well.

So am I in or out?

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I’m 50/50 on this one…

I loved the cast and there was plenty of action to keep me watching, but I just wanted so much more for this movie. It just felt like something I have already seen before. There’s plenty to enjoy, but I wouldn’t say that you need to rush out to see this one…

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The 355 in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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