Spoiler-Free Review of “Candy” on Hulu: Jessica Biel and Melanie Lynskey face off on Friday the 13th

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“Who kills someone with an axe?”

Candy premiered on Hulu on May 9th 2022 with five episodes available to stream now. The drama series based on a true story stars Jessica Biel, Melanie Lynskey, and Pablo Schreiber. Each episode runs for approximately 45-48 minutes.

Based on a true story, we learn about Candy Montgomery and why she decided to kill her best friend back in 1980.

Here is the trailer:

Candy brings us a talented leading lady and a chilling case, but does this dramatization do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Jessica Biel and Melanie Lynskey are fantastic to watch.

The highlight of this series was the performances. Jessica Biel manages to make that awful wig look good somehow and Melanie Lynskey is quickly becoming one of my favorite actresses. I just love her on Yellowjackets! Both actresses did a good job of pulling me in. I thought they were electric on screen.

The rest of the cast did a solid job too and we even got a fun cameo later on worth sticking around for.

Great start and the timing of the episodes.

I actually really liked the first episode of the series. I was pulled in right away and I wanted to know more about this murder, which took place on Friday the 13th in 1980, which is the year the first film was released. Really interesting!

The timing of the episodes also really worked in this show’s favor. There were five episodes that were released each day starting on May 9th. If this show aired weekly, I probably would have lost interest, but it managed to keep me coming back for more because of the daily release schedule, which was really smart on Hulu’s part.

The Cons:

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Loses steam as the episodes continue…

This series was frustrating because it started off with a lot of potential and then quickly fell flat. The time jumps weren’t really seamless and things took a long time to develop. I also thought we were leading up to a really explosive finale and it was a little disappointing.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

Jessica Biel and Melanie Lynskey are worth your time, but I was expecting a lot more with this one. The series is still watchable and it has its moments, but I would manage your expectations accordingly.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Candy 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 Staircase” on HBO Max: Colin Firth and Toni Collette star in the latest true crime dramatization

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“She fell down the stairs…”

The Staircase premiered on HBO Max on May 5th 2022 with the first three episodes available to stream now. There will be eight episodes in total that will air weekly. The crime drama series stars Colin Firth, Toni Collette, Sophie Turner, Parker Posey, Olivia DeJonge and Patrick Schwarzenegger. Each episode runs for approximately 60-65 minutes.

Based on the true story of Michael Peterson and the suspicious death of his wife, this true crime dramatization presents us with different angles of the story. 

Here is the trailer:

The Staircase has an all-star cast, but is there enough new content here to keep its audience captivated? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Top-notch ensemble.

I expected Colin Firth and Toni Collette to be brilliant. They are pretty much brilliant in everything so that’s a given but I was really impressed by some of the other performances. The siblings really gave believable performances and I thought that everyone added something necessary and meaningful with their roles.

Solid mystery.

If you’re familiar with the crime and the original documentary series of the same name, then you know what to expect here. However, if you’re coming into this one with fresh eyes, you may get a lot more out of it because the mystery is a decent one.

The Cons:

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Slow moving and stale at times…

The performances definitely helped matters, but I struggled through these episodes. The opening was pretty strong, but then things started to move at a much slower pace. The episodes are super long so it was difficult to hold my attention at times.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

The Staircase delivers with wonderful performances, but it has some serious pacing issues and I’m not sure it will be able to give us the satisfying ending we are looking for based on the outcome of the case. If you’re familiar with the original documentary series, you can probably skip it, although there are some decent moments sprinkled in.

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

Girl Number Thirteen Lurking Promo

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

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Blood Sisters” on Netflix: This Crime Thriller has its moments

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“You’re making a mistake…”

Blood Sisters premiered on May 5th 2022 on Netflix. There are four episodes in total available to stream now. The Nigerian crime thriller series stars Ini Dima-Okanlawon and Nancy Isime. Each episode runs for approximately 58 minutes.

Best friends Sarah and Kemi end up on the run after they make a fatal mistake at Sarah’s engagement party.

Here is the trailer:

Blood Sisters has plenty of thrilling moments mixed in with a story about two friends who will do anything for one another, but is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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A believable friendship.

This series wouldn’t work without this friendship and I thought both actresses did a very good job with their portrayals. There were a lot of horrifying moments revealed in this series, but we also witnessed the power of love and friendship as well and I think this was the strongest part of the series thanks to these two leading ladies.

Starts off with a bang.

The opening episode really drew me in. We knew things were going to escalate quickly, but there were a lot of other layers and missing pieces thrown into the mix that grabbed my attention. The pacing wavered throughout the series, but the opening episode had a solid hook and made me want to explore things that much more.

The Cons:

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Really melodramatic at times…

This series had the potential to follow in the footsteps of Ozark and other crime thrillers, but the melodrama was a bit much at times. I don’t think it ruined the show by any means, but some moments were really over-the-top and silly.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

If you’re looking for a quick binge-watch for the weekend, you’re in the right place. I got through this series very quickly even with the slow burn pacing style. The first episode was really strong and I enjoyed the series overall, but be prepared for some serious melodrama thrown into the mix.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Blood Sisters 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 Aviary” on Demand: Eerie Psychological Thriller

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“Do you want to die out here?”

The Aviary premiered in theaters and on demand on April 29th 2022. The psychological thriller film stars Malin Akerman and Lorenza Izzo. It runs for an hour and thirty-five minutes.

Two women flee into the New Mexican desert to escape a cult, but are terrorized by a familiar presence during their quest for survival.

Here is the trailer:

The Aviary takes a simple, but effective approach to a cult psychological thriller, luring us in with stunning performances and slow burn reveals that are beyond terrifying. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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The simple approach works.

I really love survival horror films along with psychological thrillers and this film had a good blend of both. This was clearly a low budget film, but the simple approach just worked. The circumstances were terrifying enough to keep us invested even though there was not a lot going on at times.

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Incredible performances.

The film really centers around two characters for the majority of the movie and I thought that both actresses were incredible. This film would not have had such an impact without their performances. The slow burn reveals were that much more terrifying because of their reactions.

I also thought there were some interesting messages embedded into some of the themes here that were worth exploring. Every piece of the puzzle added to the main question haunting this movie. 

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

The Aviary is eerie and terrifying on so many different levels, exploring some horrifying themes while presenting us with two amazing performances that were so haunting and compelling. Although it took a little bit of time to get to the major reveals, the slow burn approach worked for the most part.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Aviary (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 “Ozark” season 4 Part 2 on Netflix: It all comes down to this…

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“If we don’t get out clean, they’ll never forgive us…”

Ozark season 4 (Part 2) released on Netflix on April 29th 2022 with the final seven episodes available to stream now. The crime drama series stars Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Julia Garner, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner and Felix Solis. Each episode runs for 55-60 minutes.

The Byrde family attempts to make one final clean break without losing their family in the process. 

Here is the trailer:

Ozark season 4 (Part 2) brings us seven final episodes filled with lots of intense moments, but does it end the way it should? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Fast-paced episodes.

Wow, I got through these last seven episodes so quickly! After that shocking moment at the end of part 1, part 2 keeps the pace going through every single episode. This was important because there was a lot to cover, but I never felt bored with the moments in-between. Every single interaction was necessary and important.

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Ties up loose ends…

The last seven episodes did a decent job with this. There were a lot of blanks that were filled in and it answered some questions I had from previous seasons. I thought this was necessary and satisfying in a lot of ways. It’s not easy answering every unanswered question in a final season, but Ozark made a valiant effort here.

The Cons:

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Not a fan of the ending…

We deserved a better conclusion in my opinion. There will be no spoilers in this review, but I was really annoyed by this finale. After the disappointing Killing Eve series finale, I was hoping for the best with Ozark and it failed to deliver for me. 

So am I in or out?

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I’m in for the series but I’m out on the ending…

Overall, the final season was really intense and brutal. We witnessed some incredible performances and I think this was such an entertaining series, but we deserved a satisfying ending!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Ozark season 4 (Part 2) in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

This competition is killer…

Scream Hunt 5

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

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

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Hold Tight” on Netflix: Harlan Coben’s new mystery has its ups and downs

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“Sometimes it feels like you’re running off a cliff…”

Harlan Coben’s Hold Tight (Zachowaj spokój) premiered on Netflix on April 22nd 2022. The Polish mystery thriller series features six episodes available to stream now. It stars Magdalena Boczarska, Leszek Lichota, Krzysztof Oleksyn and Agata Łabno. Each episode runs for approximately 42-50 minutes.

When a teen goes missing after his friend dies, a community begins to fall apart with deadly secrets and lies.

Here is the trailer:

Hold Tight brings back familiar characters from Harlan Coben’s The Woods, but does this story pack enough of a punch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Talent across the board…

From the adults to the teens, every actor put forth a valiant effort with their character portrayal. I was just as interested in the story-line involving the teens as I was with the adults. This isn’t always easy to pull off but I think this series did a decent job with this aspect.

A mystery with layers.

If you’re a fan of Harlan Coben series, then you know to expect a mystery with tons of layers and sub-plots. That’s the formula and it works well for the most part, pulling in the audience as we try to pick up the clues that will lead us to the end reveal. There were a lot of moving pieces in this one, but I thought the reveals at the end were worth sticking around for.

The Cons:

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Lacks a little bit of edge…

Don’t get me wrong, the series is definitely watchable, but this one felt slower than other Harlan Coben series. I wasn’t hooked the same way I was with The Stranger, Stay Close, and The Innocent. I just wanted a little bit more to completely lure me in.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

Hold Tight is a solid mystery that will keep you guessing. The reveals are worth it, but be prepared for a slower pace overall.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Hold Tight 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 Baby” on HBO Max: A new horror comedy with potential

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“It’s a lot all the time…forever…”

The Baby premiered on HBO and HBO Max on April 24th 2022 with its first episode. There will be eight episodes in total that will air weekly. The horror comedy series stars Michelle de Swarte, Amira Ghazalla, Shvorne Marks, Patrice Naiambana and Isy Suttie. Each episode runs for approximately 30 minutes.

Natasha starts to feel isolated and frustrated when all of her closest friends begin having babies. Soon after, she gets an unexpected bundle of joy thrown her way, which may be completely evil.

Here is the trailer:

The Baby introduces us to a child that is far from innocent while tackling the very real issues of motherhood. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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A likable female lead.

Natasha is quirky and sarcastic. She doesn’t get the obsession over babies, which makes her latest circumstances that much more amusing. Already I am really liking her as a character and I’m looking forward to watching her on this horror filled journey.

The balance between horror comedy and the frightening aspects of motherhood works…

Much like Starz’s horror comedy, Shining Vale (which I absolutely loved), The Baby also balances out its horror comedy with something real and relatable. It prevents the horror content from becoming stale because this is obviously a recycled plot, but it’s bringing something new to the table with its approach.

The Cons:

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Do we have enough content for eight episodes?

I like the idea and so far it’s a lot of fun, but I don’t know if there is enough here for eight episodes yet. That being said, I’m all for giving it a chance because I really liked the premiere and I think we have a lot of potential here.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

I love that we’re seeing more horror comedies in the mix and I think this series has some real potential. I’m looking forward to the remaining episodes and hopefully we’ll get some delightfully wicked surprises along the way!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Baby 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 Flight Attendant” Season 2 on HBO Max: Cassie is back and better than ever!

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“Hi, I’m Cassie…I’m still a flight attendant…”

The Flight Attendant season two premiered on HBO Max on April 21st 2022 with two new episodes. Season two will feature 8 episodes (airing weekly) in total. It stars Kaley Cuoco, Rosie Perez, and Zosia Mamet. Each episode runs for approximately 45-48 minutes.

Cassie is still a flight attendant, but a lot has changed for her. She has given up drinking and found a new love interest, but she is now also working as a CIA asset when she winds up in the middle of another horrific crime…

Here is the trailer:

The Flight Attendant quickly became one of my favorite series after season one aired and I have been anxiously waiting for season two to arrive. Will it live up to the hype? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Kaley Cuoco’s character is still a lovable wacky mess!

Even though our girl seems to have her life in order, she’s still Cassie. The quirky charm is there and we get tons of hilarious moments already. I think this is Kaley Cuoco’s best performance to date and she is shining on the screen once again in the best way possible. Plus, I think I may have to change my ringtone to match hers…

More please!

The mystery is a good one!

I was really worried that season two would not be able to match season one and even though I still have six episodes to go, I’m already completely hooked! The new mystery will have you suspecting everyone and I already have an outrageous theory that I’m holding on to for now. We’ll see how it plays out…

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Returning faves and some new characters with potential!

I was super psyched to see some of my favorite characters from season one return for season two and hopefully they will get some more screen time because everyone on this show is fantastic.

We also get introduced to some new characters that have potential, but I’m not sure who to trust just yet…

Either way, I’m intrigued!

The Cons:

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Starts off a little slow…

Don’t get me wrong, I was completely hooked by the time we got to the end of the first episode, but it took a little while to get there. I was slightly worried that the show had run out of steam during the first twenty minutes or so, but things took a drastic turn for greatness so hang in there if you’re unsure!

So am I in or out?

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I’m in 100 percent!

Season two is already living up to my expectations and then some! Cassie is such a fun character and I can’t wait to see what happens next!

If you haven’t started watching this show yet, now’s your chance!

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

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

DON’T TAKE THE JOB…

Girl Number Thirteen Lurking Promo

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

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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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