Spoiler-Free Review of “The Black Phone” in Theaters: A Horror Movie Worth Your Time

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“You don’t have to be scared…”

The Black Phone released in theaters on June 24th 2022. The horror film stars Ethan Hawke, Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Jeremy Davies, and James Ransone. It runs for approximately an hour and forty-two minutes.

Set in the late 1970’s, a young boy is abducted by the neighborhood “grabber” and held in a soundproof basement when he begins to receive calls from the killer’s past victims on a disconnected phone.

Here is the trailer:

The Black Phone features a villain who is beyond terrifying, along with exceptional characters to root for against all odds. Is it worth a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Terrifying in a very real way…

I don’t know about you, but this is the type of film that scares me the most. Sure, there are supernatural/paranormal elements in this one, but this isn’t your typical gore fest or jump scare horror film. There is this unsettling and creepy vibe present throughout the film. It crawls under your skin, festering into something beyond scary. There are so many real and cruel moments in this film that make this way more than your average horror film.

Ethan Hawke truly immersed himself into this role with sadistic perfection and I think I’ll be having nightmares about his character for quite a long time…

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Characters to root for.

Finney and Gwen were fantastic characters. Gwen was my favorite and I think that Madeleine McGraw was truly wonderful. I was very invested in what happened to them, which made this movie even more absorbing. I think they nailed the brother-sister relationship and really helped the audience connect with them on a deeper level.

Even though this is a horror movie, it was also a movie about self-discovery and growing up as well.

The Cons:

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Unanswered questions and some fuzzy details…

By the time I got to the end of the film, I was satisfied, but I also had a lot of unanswered questions. There were details that didn’t add up from some of the flashbacks, which had me scratching my head. Since this was such an engaging watch, I wanted to know more and perhaps I will invest my time in reading the short story by Joe Hill to fill in some of the blanks.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in 100 percent!!!!!

A terrifying and captivating watch from start to finish!

This movie was so well done and I was so impressed with the performances all around, making this a must see watch for horror fans!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Black Phone 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…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “The Lake” on Prime Video: Quick Dramedy has its Moments!

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“Do you know how parenting works?”

The Lake premiered on Prime Video on June 17th 2022. All eight episodes are available to stream now. The dramedy series stars Julia Stiles, Jordan Gavaris, Madison Shamoun, Travis Nelson, and Terry Chen. Each episode runs for approximately 35-37 minutes.

Justin attempts to reconnect with his biological daughter after giving her up for adoption by taking her to visit the lake he grew up on, only to discover that his wicked step-sister is living in his old home.

Here is the trailer:

The Lake has a fantastic cast and a good balance of crude humor and heartwarming moments to make a bold statement, but does it do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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The moments between Justin and Billie are the best part of the show.

Billie is less than thrilled to be spending the summer with her biological father, but these two form a believable and heartwarming bond. They make hilarious partners in crime and there are also some really genuine moments between them. This show could have easily just focused on its other plot involving the feud between Justin and his step-sister, but I actually preferred the bonding moments between Justin and Billie, which gave this show a lot more layers.

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Stand-out episodes.

Some episodes were a lot stronger than others, but I absolutely adored episodes 2, 5, and 6 (my personal favorite). If you’re a horror fan, please check out episode 6 because it was absolutely brilliant! The episodes are all on the short side, which makes this one pretty easy to binge-watch over the weekend. Plus, the setting is gorgeous and I often felt like I was watching a HGTV series at times, which isn’t a bad thing!

The Cons:

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Rocky start and goes on for a little too long…

The first episode felt very unsure of itself, but I think the series eventually found its way. The crude humor was a little overbearing at times and the plot seemed slightly repetitive. I personally think that this series should have only been 5 or 6 episodes because it lost some steam toward the very end. Either way, there were enough fun and entertaining episodes to keep me invested throughout my watch.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

If you’re looking for a summer-themed dramedy, you’re in the right place. You can easily put this show on for a nice change of pace and enjoy a lot of the episodes. This series is far from perfect, but I still had a lot of fun watching it overall.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Lake 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…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “The Summer I Turned Pretty” on Prime Video: Seasonal Heartfelt Treat

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“This could be my summer wish…”

The Summer I Turned Pretty released on Prime Video on June 17th 2022. The young adult drama series (based on the novel of the same name) features seven episodes available to stream now. The show stars Lola Tung, Christopher Briney, Gavin Casalegno, Rachel Blanchard, and Jackie Chung. Each episode runs for approximately 45 minutes.

Belly and her mother visit their family friends every summer, but this particular summer becomes one to remember when she winds up caught in a love triangle as she tries to figure out who she is and what she truly wants in life.

Here is the trailer:

The Summer I Turned Pretty may seem like your average coming-of-age teen drama at first glance, but it is such a refreshing and enjoyable watch filled with emotional and heartwarming moments. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Truly moving.

Sometimes it’s good to watch something that really makes you feel. I felt like I was on an emotional roller-coaster while watching this one. I laughed, I cried, and I fell in love with each and every one of these characters. This series was just so well done and so perfect. I went into this one thinking I would be getting a generic teen series and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this. I am hooked and I can’t wait to see what happens in season 2 since that has already been confirmed prior to the season 1 release. Yay!

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Fantastic characters!

Usually when I watch these types of shows, I gravitate toward one or two stand-out characters. Well, it was hard to do that with this series because I absolutely loved every single character. Everyone brought something different to the table and the actors did a great job with their portrayals. The friendships were truly magical to watch and I felt like I was transported on vacation along with them.

The Cons:

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Predictable at times…

I’ve seen this type of show before and I’ve read this type of book before. You will probably be able to figure out what’s going on and the outcome with very little effort. That being said, I didn’t really care. This was such an enjoyable and real watch for me. Even though there were a lot of clichés, this show still managed to reel us in anyway. 

The series made some changes from the book, but I still think that fans will be happy with it overall.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in 1000 percent!!!!!!

A magical and heartfelt watch!

Pure and honest perfection…

This has now become one of my favorite series of all time and I can’t wait to watch season 2!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Summer I Turned Pretty 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…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “You Don’t Know Me” on Netflix: Quick Mystery Drama with an Addicting Hook

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“Do you love her?”

You Don’t Know Me originally premiered back in December 2021 on BBC One, but released on Netflix on June 17th 2022. The limited mystery-drama series (based on the book of the same name) stars Samuel Adewunmi, Sophie Wilde, Bukky Bakray, and Roger Nsengiyumva. There are four episodes in total, which are all available to stream on Netflix. Each episode runs for approximately 55-58 minutes.

A man on trial for murder takes the stand to tell his side of the story, hoping to convince the jury of his innocence.

Here is the trailer:

You Don’t Know Me is a quick watch with an addicting premise and decent performances. Is it worthy of your next binge-watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Really addicting!

I got through this series very quickly. There are only four episodes, which made it extremely easy to binge-watch and I was completely hooked while watching this mystery unfold. There were some really intense moments and just when I thought I had everything figured out, I was thrown for a loop in a good way.

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Believable performances.

The performances were really good in this one and it helped me connect more to the characters. The love story was intriguing, the reveals were well-timed, and I was honestly moved by Samuel Adewunmi’s performance in the final episode. He is very talented and elevated this series in so many ways. 

The Cons:

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The courtroom scenes weren’t as strong as the flashbacks.

I absolutely loved the flashbacks in this series and when we went back to the courtroom and the long speech, it didn’t feel organic to me. The transitions were abrupt and other than the scene in the final episode, I would have preferred to just focus on the events leading up to him being on trial. The flashbacks were a lot stronger and they held my attention more.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

If you’re looking for a quick mystery-drama that will keep you guessing, you’re in the right place.

An addicting and intense watch!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on You Don’t Know 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…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “God’s Favorite Idiot” on Netflix: Heaven and Hell face off

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“Must be my day…”

God’s Favorite Idiot premiered on Netflix on June 15th 2022 with eight episodes available to stream now. The comedy series stars Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, Leslie Bibb, Steve Mallory, and Usman Ally. Each episode runs for approximately 25-28 minutes.

Ordinary IT worker, Clark, is chosen by God to help in the apocalypse, assisted by his co-worker friend, Amily.

Here is the trailer:

God’s Favorite Idiot has a cute premise with a fun cast, but does it do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Cute and light premise.

I got through this series very quickly. The episodes are short and the pacing works well for the most part. I actually really like the concept behind this show and it did have some sweet and fun moments sprinkled throughout it. 

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Leslie Bibb is the best part of the show.

I was ready to tune out on this one, but Leslie Bibb was beyond fantastic as Satan. I absolutely adored her in this. She saved the show for me in a lot of ways. There were some really fun characters, but she takes the cake!

The Cons:

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A lot of the humor didn’t land…

I think it improved as the series got into the later episodes, but there were just so many jokes that didn’t land. I appreciated the chemistry between McCarthy and Falcone (who are married in real life), but so much of the humor seemed forced. I think Melissa McCarthy was a little overbearing at times and this drowned out some of the potential, which was disappointing.

There is still enough here to enjoy, but I guess I was hoping for more of a Stan Against Evil meets The Office vibe, but this series never quite accomplished that.

So am I in or out?

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I’m 50/50 on this one…

The concept is really cute and Leslie Bibb deserves her own show, but I just wanted to enjoy the humor a lot more than I did.

Either way, this is a very quick watch if you’re looking for something light to put on in the background.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on God’s Favorite Idiot 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 young adult horror thriller is out now! I hope you enjoy!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Intimacy” on Netflix: A Relevant Thriller

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“Everything starts with a decision…”

Intimacy (Intimidad) released on June 10th 2022 on Netflix with eight episodes available to stream now. The Spanish thriller-drama series stars Itziar Ituño, Patricia López, Ana Wagener, and Yune Nogueiras. Each episode runs for approximately 46-48 minutes.

A politician’s career is ruined when a recorded video of her sex life is leaked to the public.

Here is the trailer:

Intimacy will remind you of shows like The Undoing and Anatomy of a Scandal, but it also has an important message of its own, creating a gripping story involving four women and what happens to them when their right to privacy is violated. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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A relevant and important message.

The world has changed a lot and now it’s incredibly easy for someone’s right to privacy to be violated. The click of a button could damage someone’s reputation, career, and relationships. It’s something that one can never escape and it happens way too often. I thought the series really highlighted this well and highlighted a fear that is based very much in reality, which made this a compelling watch.

Moving performances.

The women really stole the show in this series and I thought that all of them told their own unique story in an effective way. The performances were very believable and emotional.

The Cons:

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Too many episodes…

This series should have been 4-6 episodes at most. I thought it really dragged things out and the pacing suffered as a result. The topic was interesting and the performances were solid, but it took me a while to get through this one and I think it lost a little bit of steam as it continued.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

Intimacy highlights a relevant issue and the consequences surrounding it, which makes it a gripping watch, but it went on for a little bit too long, so don’t expect to be able to binge-watch this one that easily.

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

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

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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.

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Spoiler-Free Review of “First Kill” on Netflix: Watered-down True Blood is a Delightful Distraction

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“Young love is a powerful thing…”

First Kill premiered on Netflix on June 10th 2022 with eight episodes available to stream now. The YA teen vampire series from executive producer, Emma Roberts, stars Sarah Catherine Hook, Imani Lewis, Elizabeth Mitchell, Gracie Dzienny, and Will Swenson. Each episode runs for approximately 46-52 minutes.

Juliette and Calliope begin to fall for one another, but soon realize that one of them is a vampire and the other is a vampire hunter, causing a feud between their families.

Here is the trailer:

First Kill features a LGBTQ+ power couple in this modern interpretation of Romeo and Juliet, but does it have enough bite? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Undeniable chemistry.

I really felt such an electric charge between these two from the very first moment we saw them interact with one another. I was super excited to see a LGBTQ+ couple shine on a vampire series and it was easy to root for these two against all odds. More please!

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Fantastic cast and stand-out characters!

I am a huge Elizabeth Mitchell fan and I was so beyond thrilled to see her on this show! She does a fabulous job and I really liked the majority of the characters. 

Gracie Dzienny is a scene-stealer as Elinor! Wow, what a character. I’d love to see her have her own show because she is deliciously wicked.

The Cons:

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Contrived at times with painful dialogue…

Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed this series, but I couldn’t take it too seriously. It’s more of a guilty pleasure watch. I’m already seeing a lot of comparisons to Buffy, but this series felt more like a PG-rated version of True Blood to me.

The dialogue was really bad at times (“You bit me. You staked me!”). This made it harder to connect even though I genuinely liked the characters. The plot wasn’t bad, but there were too many characters involved, which over-complicated things. I also could have done without the overdone and overused voice-over narration. There were just so many elements that felt really contrived and I wanted some more edge, even though we saw glimmers of it at times.

It will be interesting to see where we go from here if we get a second season, especially since we got a few cliffhangers at the end.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!!!!

Love at first bite!

This series is really entertaining as long as you don’t take it too seriously. If you enjoy vampire series, you’ll find enough to be excited about with this one and a new ship to swoon over!

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

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

A Halloween they’ll never forget…

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…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Ms. Marvel” on Disney+: Charming and Wholesome

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“Who do you want to be in this world?”

Ms. Marvel premiered on Disney+ on June 8th 2022 with its first episode. There will be six episodes in total and the remaining ones will air weekly. The superhero action series stars Iman Vellani, Fawad Khan, Aramis Knight, and Matt Lintz. Each episode runs for approximately 49-52 minutes.

Captain Marvel super fan, Kamala has trouble fitting in at school and at home until she discovers that she may actually have superpowers of her very own.

Here is the trailer:

Ms. Marvel is cute and charming, creating a new kind of superhero series to indulge in. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Kamala is a really fun character!

Much like Kate Bishop in Hawkeye, Kamala is quirky and funny. It’s very easy to relate to her and I think that Iman Vellani is a joy to watch on screen. Girls can be superhero fans too and I am loving our main character so far. I can’t wait to see what she does next!

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Bubblegum pop charm.

I adored the vibrant and bright colors used throughout the premiere. This show is really wholesome and kid friendly, but it’s also just a lot of fun and really upbeat. It’s hard not to smile while watching this. 

The Cons:

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Needs some more action.

I’m sure we’ll get there, but I wanted a little bit more action from the premiere. I appreciated that we took some time to really get to know Kamala and her family, but this is a superhero show so I want a little more in this department. 

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

This was such a cute and entertaining watch so far and very different from what I expected.

Fun for the whole family! 

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Ms. Marvel 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 “Two Summers” on Netflix: Blackmail and Friendship

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“To friendship…”

Two Summers (Twee Zomers) premiered on Netflix on June 3rd 2022. The Belgian drama thriller series features six episodes available to stream now. It stars An Miller, Koen De Bouw, Ruth Becquart, Kevin Janssens, and Inge Paulussen. Each episode runs for approximately 44-48 minutes minutes.

A group of friends reunite on a private island after thirty years, as past secrets are revealed that could destroy them forever.

Here is the trailer:

Two Summers channels Who Killed Sara? by weaving the past and present together in an addicting mystery thriller. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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An addicting whodunit plot.

Much like Who Killed Sara, this series had an addicting mystery that connected from the past to the present. I was trying to piece everything together as the episodes continued, which made it an engaging and compelling watch. There was a core mystery centered around a horrific crime, but there were also other secrets revealed throughout the series that kept me on the edge of my seat.

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Gorgeous setting.

I don’t know what it is, but I just love thriller series that take place on an island. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking. I also thought the choice of setting really showed how things can appear to be beautiful and peaceful on a superficial level, but the darkest parts of someone can be kept hidden. 

The Cons:

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Dark and heavy content…

The crime in question was very difficult to watch and viewers should pay attention to the warning messages at the beginning of certain episodes. Some of the content in this particular series was emotionally draining at times, so be prepared for that.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

Two Summers is a decent mystery thriller that will keep you guessing.

This was an addicting watch from start to finish, but be prepared for some dark and heavy content.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Two Summers 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.

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Irma Vep” on HBO Max: Alicia Vikander is Mesmerizing on Screen

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“I need a good movie…”

Irma Vep is a new limited series based on the 1996 film of the same name. The series premiered on June 6th 2022 on HBO Max with the first episode available to stream now. There will be eight episodes in total that will release weekly. Irma vep stars Alicia Vikander, Byron Bowers, Tom Sturridge, and Adria Arjona. Each episode runs for approximately 52-55 minutes.

An American actress lands a role in a modern remake of the series, “Les Vampires,” as she battles some of her own insecurities after a bad breakup.

Here is the trailer:

Irma Vep may be an unusual watch, but it is also a fascinating one with a captivating lead. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Alicia Vikander is incredible!

I already liked her as an actress, but she really pulls you in with this series. She commands the screen whenever she’s on it and this series is no exception. I think she was made for this role and the cat-suit looks phenomenal on her. I can’t wait to see what she does next. She is the best part of this series!

A unique watch.

This series is very different and I don’t even really know how to describe it. That being said, there are elements of humor blended in, along with some drama (on and off screen). The series also channels the vibe of a seductive crime thriller, which has the potential to be brilliant. The show takes a real look at movies behind the scenes and makes it relevant in the year 2022 to give this series a unique upgrade.

The Cons:

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Confusing at times…

Even though I think there is an unusual charm to this one, I felt a bit lost at times. I am not too familiar with the 1996 film so perhaps I need to watch that first to get a better understanding, but there were a lot of moving pieces here and it was overwhelming.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

A stylish and unique series that reels you in for more and more.

Even though I was a bit lost at times, Alicia Vikander was striking on screen and there were enough interesting things happening to keep me intrigued for now.

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

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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