Spoiler-Free Review of “The People We Hate at the Wedding” on Prime Video: Some moments of heart and humor

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“Weddings can be stressful…”

The People We Hate at the Wedding premiered on November 18th 2022 on Prime Video. The rom-com film stars Kristen Bell, Allison Janney, Ben Platt, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, and Dustin Milligan. It runs for approximately an hour and forty minutes.

Tensions flare between siblings when they travel to their half-sister’s wedding.

Here is the trailer:

The People We Hate at the Wedding has a fun cast with a predictable, but fun premise. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Fun cast.

Kristen Bell was the best part of the movie. Her dry humor landed quite a bit and she elevated a lot of the scenes. The other characters put forth a valiant effort as well and I believed the dynamic between the family, but she really shined here and then some.

There was good chemistry between her and her love interest as well.

Good balance of heart and humor.

Even though this film stumbled quite a bit in the beginning, it eventually settled in and found a happy medium of heart-warming family moments and outrageous humor. I enjoyed the second half of the movie a lot more than the first and the ending was actually really cute.

The Cons:

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The crude humor didn’t always work…

The first half of the film felt very unsure of itself. The majority of the crude humor didn’t work and everything just seemed very forced and unbalanced. Thankfully this improved later on, but it was a rough start.

The film was also really predictable and generic in a lot of ways, but as long as you accept that and manage your expectations accordingly, you’ll still have some fun watching this.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

Entertaining enough for a quick watch with a worthy cast, but there were some rough edges to work around.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The People We Hate at the Wedding 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 Devil’s Hour” on Prime Video: Creepy and Bizarre

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“You don’t know me…”

The Devil’s Hour released on Prime Video on October 28th 2022 with six episodes available to stream now. The supernatural crime drama series stars Jessica Raine, Peter Capaldi, Nikesh Patel, Phil Dunster, and Thomas Dominique. Each episode runs for approximately 58-60 minutes.

Every night at 3:33 am, a woman wakes up during the devil’s hour as she starts to wonder if her nightmares and hallucinations are all too real.

Here is the trailer:

The Devil’s Hour has an intriguing mystery at its core and an interesting mashup of genres. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Solid performances…

Jessica Raine and Peter Capaldi were both so good in this. I really believed Jessica’s portrayal of Lucy. She elevated this series in a lot of ways. Peter Capaldi had such a creepy presence throughout the entire series. He gave me the chills several times and I’ll probably have a few nightmares of my own thanks to him.

Well played!

An interesting mystery.

I personally enjoyed the mashup of a serial killer crime drama with something supernatural. The pairing was slightly odd, but it somehow worked for the majority of the series. As we got to more of the reveals later in the series, we lost this magic a little, but the overall tone and vibe of this series was chilling and captivating.

The Cons:

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Goes off course…

By the time I got to the end of the series, my head was spinning. There were so many different elements jam-packed into this series and I’m not sure that all of them worked. I preferred the first half of the series. Once things were out in the open, I felt exhausted and I’m still not sure that all of my questions were answered.

I also thought the episodes were too long and I lost interest a few times because of the pacing.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

A chilling and eerie premise with top-notch performances.

This series was far from perfect, but it still had a lot going for it, making this an interesting watch.

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

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

A VACATION TO DIE FOR…

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When sisters, Nina and Gemma are vacationing in Hawaii with their friends, they get invited to an exclusive party on a private island that seems too good to be true. There’s only one rulethey can’t miss their ferry at midnight or they’ll have to wait until morning to leave the island. Only they didn’t realize that breaking this rule meant they would be hunted down on the island one by one.

Who will make it off the island alive?

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Run Sweetheart Run” on Prime Video: Twisted and Thrilling!

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“The only thing that matters now is our little game…”

Run Sweetheart Run released on Prime Video on October 28th 2022. The thriller-horror film stars Ella Balinska, Pilou Asbæk, Clark Gregg, Betsy Brandt, and Dayo Okeniyi. It runs for approximately an hour and forty-five minutes.

A single mother attempts to survive the night after her blind date turns violent.

Here is the trailer:

Run Sweetheart Run has non-stop thrills and plenty of twists to keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Fast-paced and unpredictable!

This movie was so entertaining and fast-paced. There was barely any set-up at all. It got right into things and kept the intensity going with every scene. I didn’t see the twists and reveals coming. Some of them were a little insane, but I embraced them and just went with it, which made this so much fun to watch!

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Killer premise with a strong female lead.

I absolutely loved the premise of this movie. In a lot of ways, it reminded me of a mix between Ready or Not and Fresh. Our female lead was incredible and it was very easy to root for her. She was inventive and bad-ass!

I loved our villain as well and there were plenty of other characters with lots of potential too.

The Cons:

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Some unanswered questions…

Since we got several twists thrown our way, I was left with a lot of unanswered questions by the time we got to the end. There was just a lot jam-packed into this movie and I think a few things could have been fleshed out more.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!!!

A pleasant surprise! Twisted and absorbing!!!!

If you’re looking for a quick horror film to enjoy, you’re in the right place! 

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

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

A VACATION TO DIE FOR…

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When sisters, Nina and Gemma are vacationing in Hawaii with their friends, they get invited to an exclusive party on a private island that seems too good to be true. There’s only one rulethey can’t miss their ferry at midnight or they’ll have to wait until morning to leave the island. Only they didn’t realize that breaking this rule meant they would be hunted down on the island one by one.

Who will make it off the island alive?

I hope you enjoy my new island thriller!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “My Best Friend’s Exorcism” on Prime Video: YA Friendly “Jennifer’s Body” has some Potential

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“We’ll always be friends…”

My Best Friend’s Exorcism released on Prime Video on September 30th 2022. Based on the novel of the same name, the teen horror comedy stars Elsie Fisher, Amiah Miller, Chris Lowell, and Rachel Ogechi Kanu.

Set in the 1980’s, the friendship between Abby and Gretchen is tested when one of them gets possessed by a demon.

Here is the trailer:

My Best Friend’s Exorcism has a cute premise with a killer soundtrack, but does it do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Fun idea with a great soundtrack!

This film was pretty much a mashup of Jennifer’s Body and Saved! If you enjoy those films, you’ll find some decent content here, but the scares are really watered down. I am a big fan of the author, Grady Hendrix, and I had high hopes for this one. It did have plenty of entertaining moments to enjoy even though the plot went off course as the film continued…

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Believable performances and a friendship to root for.

The friendship between Abby and Gretchen kept me around until the end. I thought both actresses did a really great job and Chris Lowell was a scene-stealer! Some of the issues seemed heavily based in tropes and you’ll get your typical high school drama in this one, but the friendship made it feel more authentic at times.

The Cons:

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Watered down scares…

I wouldn’t have minded the watered down scares so much since this was more of a YA film, but there were a few scenes that had the potential to be really incredible if they had gone a little bit darker with them. Don’t expect to see too much horror in this one, although there are some glimmers here and there.

The plot also went off the rails, which was disappointing, especially since it started off really strong and with a lot of potential. I think it still found its way in the end, but I’m not sure it really honored the novel as well as I wanted it to.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

A fun idea with a believable friendship, but it needed a little more edge at times. Overall, this was a decent watch, but I just wanted a lot more.

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

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

A VACATION TO DIE FOR…

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When sisters, Nina and Gemma are vacationing in Hawaii with their friends, they get invited to an exclusive party on a private island that seems too good to be true. There’s only one rulethey can’t miss their ferry at midnight or they’ll have to wait until morning to leave the island. Only they didn’t realize that breaking this rule meant they would be hunted down on the island one by one.

Who will make it off the island alive?

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Paper Girls” on Prime Video: Coming-Of-Age Time Travel Story has its Moments

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“We could stick together…”

Paper Girls premiered on Prime Video on July 29th 2022 with eight episodes available to stream now. The sci-fi series (based on the comic series of the same name) stars Riley Lai Nelet, Ali Wong, Sofia Rosinsky, Camryn Jones, Fina Strazza, and Adina Porter. Each episode runs for approximately 42-45 minutes.

After Halloween night in the 1980’s, a group of paper girls start their morning route, but wind up caught in the middle of a time travel war.

Here is the trailer:

Paper Girls features a fantastic group of characters worth getting to know in the middle of a sci-fi time travel story. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Believable characters with layers.

The characters are the strongest part of this series. I really liked that they weren’t already friends at the beginning. It made their eventual bond together that much more compelling. They all learned so much from each other, but each individual was really strong on her own.

I’m also always happy to see Adina Porter in pretty much anything so that was a plus!

Starts things off right away.

I was worried that we would get way too much set-up with this particular series, but the pacing was actually pretty solid for the most part. We didn’t have to wait too long for things to actually happen. 

The Cons:

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Doesn’t really explain the time travel war/world that much…

I felt a little bit lost watching this. I didn’t really understand what was going on with the time travel war and I wanted more information. I felt like I needed a crash course before watching this. The focus was more on the journey of the characters, which was fine, but I wanted a little bit more sci-fi action to balance things out.

Some of the special effects were a little cheesy and silly as well, but if the series is targeting a younger audience, I’m not sure that it matters that much.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

This series has its moments and I absolutely love all of the characters. If you enjoy series like Stranger Things, you’ll probably find plenty to like with this particular one, but be prepared to do your homework on what’s actually going on with the time travel war.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Paper Girls 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 “Chloe” on Prime Video: A Seductive Thriller with a Deeper Mystery at its Core

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“I just like to decide how people see me…”

Chloe originally premiered back in February 2022 on BBC One, but released on Prime Video on June 24th 2022. The mystery-drama series stars Erin Doherty, Poppy Gilbert, Billy Howle, Pippa Bennett, and Brandon Michael Hall. There are six episodes in total, which are all available to stream on Prime Video. Each episode runs for approximately 56-58 minutes.

A lonely girl named Becky spends most of her time following Chloe’s account on Instagram, but when Chloe mysteriously dies, she decides to create a new identity to get close to the people in Chloe’s life.

Here is the trailer:

Chloe takes on a Single White Female premise, but also unravels a more complex mystery below the surface, stepping away from your standard stalker thriller series. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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More than your average stalker-thriller series…

At first glance, I thought I knew what I was going to get with this series and I was prepared for a guilty-pleasure watch. However, I was pleasantly surprised that there was a lot more to this particular series. The trailer was kind of deceiving, but luckily the mystery was solid enough to keep me invested. There were a lot of layers in this one, which helped it find its own separate identity in the genre.

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Good performances.

Everyone did a really great job in this one. I thought the actors understood their characters and they delivered with their portrayals. Even though I wasn’t a fan of every character, the performances kept me coming back for more.

The Cons:

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The episodes were way too long…

There were only six episodes, but it took me forever to get through each one. I think there was way too much extra fluff in these. The pacing just didn’t work. This improved by the time I got to the last three episodes, but I really struggled before that and kept dozing off. This could have been easily avoided if the episodes were a little shorter and if the plot had stayed on course.

I wasn’t a huge fan of our main character either. I didn’t like how she treated those around her and even though there were reasons for some of her actions, I couldn’t excuse others, which made it difficult for me to connect with her. I would have liked to have seen more flashbacks and scenes with Chloe because she had a mysterious charm to her and I wanted to know more.

I also didn’t get some of the answers I wanted by the time I reached the end of the series, which was really frustrating. I wasn’t a fan of the ending at all.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

This series is definitely more than meets the eye with top-notch performances, but it struggled with its overall pacing.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Chloe 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 “Emergency” (2022) on Prime Video: A Unique College Comedy

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“There’s an unconscious white girl in our living room…”

Emergency (2022) released on Prime Video on May 27th 2022. The dark comedy thriller film stars Donald Elise Watkins, RJ Cyler, Sebastian Chacon, Maddie Nichols, and Sabrina Carpenter. It runs for approximately an hour and forty-five minutes.

College roommates are forced to put their night of partying on hold when they discover an unconscious girl in their living room.  

Here is the trailer:

Emergency is smart and funny with a resonating message at its core. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Not your average college comedy…

This film definitely had some Superbad and Booksmart vibes, but it also managed to step away from these films. It found its own voice and also created an important conversation worth having. There was an interesting balance going on, but I think that it worked in the film’s favor. It was mostly a comedy, but it also tackled issues of race, social class, and police profiling.

Fun cast!

I thought the performances were really solid in this one and Sebastian Chacon was on another level of funny. You really believed that these three were friends, which helped me connect to the movie that much more. There were some laugh-out-loud moments, but there were also some really heartfelt and emotional ones as well, so it was important to witness believable performances and I think that we did.

The Cons:

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Takes a while to get going…

Even though I enjoyed this film, I thought the second half was much stronger than the first. This film was a little slow at times and I think it struggled with its identity as well. I appreciated that it was trying to do something different here, which made it stand out from other films in this genre, but it needed to work on the execution a little more to make everything that much more seamless.

I also thought the tagline was a little confusing. It was advertised as “it’s not what it looks like,” but I’m not sure that this was very fitting after watching it…

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

Overall, this film was very entertaining with lots of layers. The ending was done very well and the performances were convincing and powerful.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Emergency (2022) 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 “The Wilds” Season 2 on Prime Video: “We’re not the only people on this island and we all know it!”

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“I don’t want to give up…”

The Wilds season 2 premiered on Prime Video on May 6th 2022 with eight episodes available to stream now. The series stars Sarah Pidgeon, Mia Healey, Sophia Ali, Reign Edwards, and Rachel Griffiths. Each episode runs for approximately 50-55 minutes. 

The show is about a group of teenage girls who end up stranded on a deserted island after their plane crashes. After a major discovery in that season 1 finale cliffhanger, the audience discovers that the girls are not alone on the island, which introduces us to a new group of survivors with plenty more twists and reveals along the way.

Here is the trailer:

The Wilds season 1 was such a fantastic surprise. I expected to see a LOST rip-off and instead I was transported into a compelling and intense watch with incredible characters. Season 2 splits its focus between the girls and the boys, but does it still do enough to keep up with the magic of the first season? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Just as addicting as the first season.

It took a little while to get going, but I was completely hooked for season 2 and the reveals were even more extreme this time around. I didn’t think it was possible to top that season 1 finale, but rest assured that you will get plenty more outrageous plot twists to keep you coming back for more. 

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Character relationships flourish.

Part of what made The Wilds so amazing was the incredible characters. These girls had layers and then some. We witnessed some heartwarming and heartbreaking moments between them and season 2 allowed some of the new relationships a chance to grow and change, really bringing these characters together in an unexpected way.

The Cons:

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The boys split our focus…

Look, I think the boys got a bad rep. Even though it was a slower start for me, there was some real potential here and some characters who absolutely deserved some screen time. My only issue was that the balance between the two groups never felt that seamless. The boys also had a harder time gaining our affection and attention because we already knew what was happening here…

We didn’t peel back as many layers with the boys and things felt rushed and chaotic at times because there is only so much you can jam-pack into each episode.

That being said, I think that things started to really work together in a more cohesive way once we got to the final episodes…

Oh yeah and another cliffhanger. Let’s not wait 18 months to get season 3 please!

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!!!

Addicting and intense with layered characters worth our time!

Season 2 may not be as good as season 1, but there is plenty to be excited about, making it worthy of your next binge-watch.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Wilds 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 “Outer Range” on Prime Video: A Unique Mashup of Genres

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“The world has been waiting for something like this…”

Outer Range premiered on Prime Video on April 15th 2022 with the first two episodes available to stream now. There will be eight episodes in total. The supernatural mystery series stars Josh Brolin, Imogen Poots, Tom Pelphrey and Noah Reid. Each episode runs for approximately 55-58 minutes.

Two families feud over ranch land when a mysterious black void emerges in the middle of their pasture.

Here is the trailer:

Outer Range has a Yellowstone feel mixed in with Twin Peaks, but does it do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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A combo of genres I didn’t know I needed…

A western/sci-fi mystery may seem really far-fetched and it kind of is, but it somehow works here. I thought the mashup was the show’s strongest point. It really sets it apart from other shows that it would normally pale in comparison to. I think this gives it an edge of originality which will allow it to branch off into whatever story it wants to tell.

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Josh Brolin…

I mean, I pretty much love him in anything so it works in the show’s favor that he is the main star. So far he is stealing the show for me but there are some other characters that are really interesting as well and the acting is pretty solid.

The Cons:

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Really really slow moving…

At one point I thought I had been watching Josh Brolin’s character walk back to the farm for over twenty minutes. The pacing really drags and it takes way too long for things to happen. This needs to improve drastically to hold my interest.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

There is an interesting mystery here worth exploring and of course I want to know more about it, but the pacing needs to improve drastically so that I can stay awake for the rest of the episodes. Either way, I’m in for now…

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Outer Range 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!

Scream Hunt is available here!

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