Spoiler-Free Review of “Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin” on Peacock: Sarah Hyland and Adam DeVine prove to be a dynamic duo on screen once again!

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“‘Aca Serious?”

Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin premiered on Peacock on November 23rd 2022 with all six episodes available to stream now. The comedy-musical series stars Adam DeVine, Sarah Hyland, Flula Borg, Jameela Jamil, and Lera Abova. Each episode runs for approximately 26-30 minutes.

Ten years after college, Pitch Perfect’s Bumper decides to move to Berlin to become a pop star.

Here is the trailer:

Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin is the continuation of the Pitch Perfect franchise I didn’t know I needed and yet it was surprisingly entertaining, thanks to the chemistry between Hyland and DeVine. Is it worthy of your next watch?  Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Undeniable chemistry…

I absolutely loved these two together on Modern Family and was bummed when DeVine left the show. Well, they have been reunited once again in Bumper in Berlin and they were a dream to watch together. The chemistry was so believable and natural, which elevated this series in so many ways. 

Bumper was always a scene-stealer in the Pitch Perfect films, but I was worried that an entire series about him would feel forced and exhausting. Hyland helped balance this out along with the other supporting characters, which made this such an enjoyable treat.

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Solid balance of humor and entertaining musical numbers.

It’s what Pitch Perfect did best and even though the humor had a slightly different feel this time around, it still worked. The supporting characters were actually hilarious and I loved all of the musical performances. This is what I expect when watching one of these movies and I was happy with the result. The episodes were also super short so I was able to binge-watch this one very easily.

The Cons:

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It would have been fun to see a few more familiar faces…

I get that this was Bumper’s story, but I would have liked to have seen a few more cameos thrown in for fans of the films. Bumper was also an odd choice for a spin-off series. I can think of other characters that may have deserved the spotlight a little bit more, but I can’t complain too much because the execution worked a lot more than the idea.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!!!

Surprisingly entertaining with humor that actually landed and swoon-worthy chemistry to root for.

If you’re a fan of the film series, I think you’ll find plenty to enjoy with this new series.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin 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 “The Santa Clauses” on Disney+: Scott Calvin is back and brings the nostalgia!

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“So we’re just doing home invasions now?”

The Santa Clauses premiered on Disney+ on November 16th 2022 with the first two episodes available to stream now. There will be six episodes in total that will air weekly. The holiday comedy series is a continuation of The Santa Clause films (the first film released in 1994). The series stars Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, Austin Kane, Elizabeth Allen-Dick, and Kal Penn. Each episode runs for approximately 33-35 minutes.

Scott Calvin begins to realize that he can’t be Santa Clause forever, as he searches for a suitable replacement for the job.

Here is the trailer:

The Santa Clauses has a good amount of nostalgia while creating something new with some decent humor.  Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Good sense of nostalgia.

Much like Hocus Pocus 2, The Santa Clauses taps into some magical nostalgia, transporting us right back to 1994 when the first film released. I was super happy to see both Tim Allen and Elizabeth Mitchell in the series and there will be another familiar face to be excited about later on.

The newcomers (especially the elves) do a fantastic job as well, making this series a lot of fun.

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The production value is pretty impressive.

When Santa traveled across the world, there were a lot more bells and whistles this time around. I don’t necessarily need a film or series to be flashy with tons of special effects, but The Santa Clauses gets an upgrade, making things feel shiny and new without losing its original magic.

Decent humor.

I think it helps that the showrunner on this worked on shows like Modern Family and 30 Rock. There is a dry humor that works really well. The series is great for kids, but it may be even better for the adults who watched the original film.

The Cons:

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I’m not sure this needed to be a series…

While I’m having fun watching it, I think this series might have worked better as a film. It sort of feels like a film already and I’m not sure that the weekly release of episodes will do it any favors.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!!!

A cute and light watch with some genuinely funny moments.

If you’re a fan of the original movie, there’s plenty to enjoy with this series.

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

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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 “The Time Traveler’s Wife” on HBO Max: Love is Complicated

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“Why is love intensified by absence?”

The Time Traveler’s Wife premiered on HBO Max on May 15th 2022. There will be six episodes in total that will air weekly. Based on the novel and the film of the same name, the romantic drama series stars Rose Leslie, Theo James, Kate Siegel, and Everleigh McDonell. Each episode runs for approximately 53-56 minutes.

Clare and Henry are deeply in love, but their marriage becomes complicated due to time travel.

Here is the trailer:

The Time Traveler’s Wife has a likable cast and a romantic story, but does it do anything to set itself apart from the film? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Endearing leads…

I really like both of these actors and I think they are doing a good job with their portrayals so far. I’m lacking a little bit of chemistry but I think we’ll get there eventually. Hopefully sooner than later…

The Cons:

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There’s nothing new here…

My biggest issue with this series is that it isn’t doing anything new or original to set itself apart from the film. I enjoyed the film and when I saw that this series was coming out I was a little skeptical because I don’t think we really need six episodes devoted to this same story.

I’m sure we will will develop things more in this series and the characters have potential, but I’m not invested just yet.

Complicated!

If you haven’t read the book or seen the film, you will feel completely lost watching this. The series jumps right into things and expects the audience to understand what’s going on. This is problematic and chaotic at times. My head was spinning just trying to keep track of which Clare and Henry we were watching. 

So am I in or out?

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Unfortunately I’m out on this one…

There’s nothing really wrong with this series, but I just felt like I was re-watching the film with different actors. If we’re going to get a new series then I want it to explore something else to keep the audience entertained.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Time Traveler’s Wife 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 “Anatomy of a Scandal” on Netflix: A Guilty Pleasure Binge-Watch with a Twist

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“It meant nothing…”

Anatomy of a Scandal is a new limited series drama from Big Little Lies creator, David E. Kelley. It released on April 15th 2022 on Netflix with all six episodes available to watch now. The series stars Sienna Miller, Rupert Friend, Naomi Scott, and Michelle Dockery. Each episode runs for approximately 44-48 minutes.

When a scandalous secret comes to light, Parliamentary Minister, James Whitehouse is put on trial, as he risks losing his job, his family, and the respect of the people.

Here is the trailer:

Anatomy of a Scandal will remind you of shows like The Undoing and Big Little Lies, but it manages to tell a new story of its own with powerful performances. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Addicting with a twist I did not see coming!

I love David E. Kelley shows, but I didn’t know if I would like this one based on the premise. I started the series Saturday morning and quickly finished it within one day because it was very easy to binge-watch and I had to know what happened next with each episode.

We also got this twist that I did not see coming. If you’re looking for your next guilty-pleasure binge-watch, you’re in the right place.

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Fantastic cast.

I thought that everyone really played their part well. I liked all of the actors in this series and I was drawn in more because of their performances. Some of the scenes were a little over-the-top but I sort of expected that with this type of series. Plus, Sienna Miller’s wardrobe was incredible!

The Cons:

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Weird slow-motion camera views and silly dialogue at times…

I didn’t really get the slow-motion falls throughout this series. I think that they almost glossed over the real reactions and emotions we were seeing, which wasn’t really necessary in my opinion. Some of the dialogue was painful to get through (especially in the earlier episodes) but I think this improved over the episodes or perhaps I just got used to it. The flashbacks were also done in a chaotic way and I would have liked a more seamless transition during certain ones.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

Addicting with an insane twist worth sticking around for!

If you enjoy David E. Kelley and Harlan Coben-esque series, you’ll enjoy this one as well.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Anatomy of a Scandal 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.

My new supernatural thriller Girl Number Thirteen releases on November 12th 2020! Available for pre-order! I hope you enjoy!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Moon Knight” on Disney+: Bonkers but Intriguing!

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“There’s chaos in you…”

Moon Knight is a new mystery-action series inspired by the Marvel character. The series premiered on March 30th 2022 on Disney+ with the first episode available to stream now. There will be six episodes in total that will air weekly. Moon Knight stars Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke, May Calamawy, Loic Mabanza and Gaspard Ulliel. Each episode runs for approximately 45-49 minutes.

Gift-shop employee, Steven Grant begins blacking out and learns that he is sharing bodies with a mercenary named Marc Spector, as they begin to investigate the mysteries behind the Egyptian gods.

Here is the trailer:

Moon Knight is completely crazy, but it works somehow, leaving the audience wanting more as we follow along on this new adventure. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Oscar Isaac is a lot of fun to watch!

I already liked him as an actor but I think he is adapting seamlessly into this new role and there was even a lot of quirky humor that I appreciated. It’s important to like the unlikely hero of the story and so far I think we have a winner here.

Super interesting premise.

I don’t know about you, but I have always been fascinated by the stories of the Egyptian gods and this particular Marvel character is allowing us a chance to explore some of these mysteries even more. The opening of the first episode gave me some National Treasure and Night at the Museum vibes, which is a good thing. I think as long as it balances out the historical angle with some action, we should have a lot of entertaining content to enjoy. Fingers crossed!

The Cons:

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Not revealing too much…

I understand that maybe that’s the point, but with only six episodes, I wanted to know a lot more from the opening episode and we didn’t get too many answers. I’m willing to stick around to find out more, but I hope the series starts to reveal things soon. 

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

I may not really know what’s going on yet, but so far I am having a lot of fun watching this series and I can’t wait to find out more. I think we have lots of potential here!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Moon Knight 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 “Lies and Deceit” on Netflix: Engrossing and Intense

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“I’m not imagining it…”

Lies and Deceit (Mentiras) released on Netflix on March 4th 2022 with all six episodes available to stream now. The Spanish drama-thriller series stars Ángela Cremonte, Javier Rey, Itziar Atienza and Manuela Velasco. Each episode runs for approximately 48-50 minutes.

A teacher accuses a surgeon of date rape while he denies the allegations, causing both of their lives to spiral out of control.

Lies and Deceit will remind you very much of Netflix’s Unbelievable. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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A gripping story…

I was pulled in right away on this one. The story was emotional and powerful. The series also did a good job of keeping the audience guessing. It was hard to know who to believe at first and as the story continued, I was completely captivated by what I was watching.

A satisfying ending.

I thought that this series really built up to some extremely intense moments. At one point I was yelling at my screen because I was so involved. Series like these often have trouble with the ending and I was left completely satisfied with this one. I think it wrapped everything up and it answered the questions I had.

The Cons:

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Heavy and slow at times…

Much like Unbelievable, this series centers around sensitive content. At times, it was emotionally draining and I needed to be in the right state of mind while watching this. I also thought the side plot was not really necessary. It took away from the main one and it also made the episodes last longer than they needed to. I think that the series built enough momentum to keep me invested until the end and I had to see what happened, but it needed a few minor pacing tweaks.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

Lies and Deceit told an important and gripping story. It kept me glued to the screen the entire time, leading up to a satisfying conclusion.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Lies and Deceit 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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