Series

Arrow | Season Three

My series review of “Arrow | Season Three” a creation by Berlanti Productions, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television .

 

In my view…

Previously I have written about the first two seasons: Arrow | Season One and Arrow | Season Two

This season is after the second the most storytelling one. Some characters are back in the world of Starling City, a world beyond even occurs and nearly everybody has his or her own secrets. The Arrow started with one man and is now formed as a group. But the group is not working well together and they try, or at least ‘The Arrow’ tries, to have a break from being the hero of Starling City and fight the unrightousness.

There is only one character that plays a constant small but important role in this season. Sadly he has to go, for now…if he comes back in the further seasons which could happen, is not clear right now (I am still watching season 4).

There is not móre action in this season, but the fighting skills are definitely improved and makes it a beautiful season full of fighting scenes and choreography to watch. In this season is very important about what is history, what is said. About the future, what will be said, is promised and so on and therefore this season feels like an inbetweener. Soon after the second season you start with this season. And after finishing it you are eagerly waiting to start with the fourth season.

So if you liked the second season of Arrow because of it’s action and the first season because of it’s stories and conspiracies. This season combines both to the next level! Watch every episode carefully because now counts everything what has been said or done.

The main characters

In the review of Arrow | Season One, I have written about the main characters Oliver Queen, his mother Moira, his sister Thea and his friends.

In the review of Arrow | Season Two, I have written about the new characters: Roy Harper. detective Quentin Lance, Sara Lance.

This season there is one character that is gonna play a big role: Damien Dhark. But who he is and what he does becomes more clear in season 4.

My rating this time is a 9 / 10 because there is so much information put in just 23 episodes and so much is going on. It feels like a season that is the ‘inbetweener’ and is still a bit confusing after season two. The distinction between season two and season three, and season three and season four is not that big which makes it more of a one complete story. And in my opinion this season is a bit more dark and sad. Though there is also a lot of happiness and love. Such contrasts and a little grey area. This makes it for me a rating of 9 / 10.

First episode of season two

The Calm
“As a new enemy emerges seven months after Slade’s attack upon Starling City, Oliver Battles with the help of his teammate Roy. However, with the Arrow’s presence elsewhere someone he had loved dearly is hurt.” (source IMDb)

The first episode of this second season had it’s première on 17 January 2015. Nearly a two years after the first episode of season one (3 February 2013). The 23rd and last episode of this season was on 17 May 2015.

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Series

Arrow | Season Two

My series review of “Arrow | Season Two” a creation by Berlanti Productions, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television .

Title:  Arrow | Season Two
Genre: Action / Adventure / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Sci-Fi
Creators / Screenwriters: Greg Berlanti / Andrew Kreisberg / Mark Guggenheim
Writer (book):  Comic books: Morton Weisinger and George Papp. Appeared first in ‘More Fun Comics #73’ in November 1941.
Country: USA
Language spoken: English / Spanish / Chinese
Release Date: 5 January 2014
Time: ~ 42 minutes every episode
Production Companies: Berlanti Productions, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television
IMDb rating: 8,1 / 10
Rating:  9, 8 / 10

This is definitely my favourite action and adventure series!

I hope you like the series too. It is worth to watch it! I am not telling too  much about the story – never do in my reviews – you have to see the series yourself and make your own opinion. 

In my view…

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Series

72 Cutest Animals

My series review of “72 Cutest Animals” created by Showrunner Productions

In my view…

A few weeks ago I discovered a new series on Netflix, named “72 Cutest Animals”. It is a series made of many film shots of animals in the wild and in the zoo. Every episode is a surprise. This series tries to answer the question: “Who is the cutest animal of them all?”. In every episode there are clues to be found for the winning animal and of course the animal is presented too in one of the episodes and that animals is not kept to the last part of the last episode. In fact I am really happy with who the winner is according to this series. Who wouldn’t be?

Animals you at least can expect:
alpaca hippopotamus quokka
beaver japanese macaque rabbit
brown bear kangaroo rhino
cassowary koala sea otter
cotton-top tamarin leopard snow monkey
dolphin Manatee spider monkey
echidna marmoset squirrel
elephant seal meerkat tapir
elephant octopus tiger
flamingo orang-utan whale shark
galapagos tortoise panda wombat
giraffe peacock
goats polar bear
gorilla polar fox

This series also explains a lot about every animal in just six minutes. Every episode doesn’t take longer than 30 minutes watching. Six animals each episode, 72 in total means 12 hours of fun, animals, nature, the wild and all its cuteness! I am a big animal lover since I was very young and even I am told things I had never heard of before. The job of a zookeeper and taking care of a loving animal, is one of my dream jobs. Maybe that dream will become true one day.

This trailer explains a lot and I will not tell too much further on, the trailer explains for you.

YouTube Description

Published on 30 Mar 2016 | SUBSCRIBE 91

The animal kingdom continually astounds us with showcases of strength and capability beyond our own, innovative adaptation to a changing environment and at times, amazing intelligence. This series goes beyond the remarkable science and examines how some creatures possess an emotional appeal that we are powerless to resist. Cuteness is difficult to define and completely open to interpretation. Is visual allure the singular yardstick of adorability? Or do character traits and behaviour each have a role to play? Over a twelve part journey of thirty minute episodes, a menagerie of charming contestants will compete for your affections. Will the inquisitive meerkat outdo the cuddly koala? How will the lovable little penguin be ranked against the cheeky snow monkey? This series gathers together the world’s 72 Cutest Animals and seeks to answer the big question: which is the cutest of them all?

I hope you like the series too. It is worth to watch it! I am not telling too  much about the story – never do in my reviews – you have to see the series yourself and make your own opinion. 

What is your favorite animal?

Enjoy watching!

Greetings by Sophie

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Series

Narcos | Season One

My series review of “Narcos | Season One ” created by Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro and Chris Brancato.

In my view…

From some friends I heard that Narcos is a good series based on the life of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. A true-life story, that attracts my attention. I did not know what to expect because I had not heard from Pablo Escobar before. This series can be seen on Netflix.

In this series is Pablo Escobar a man who at one day has a genius idea about setting up a business for making money by growing weed and selling it to the people. He earns even more money when he transports it to the United States and Mexico because there are more people who like to try and use the product.

After a while Pablo Escobar decides to try something in politics. He starts up a campaign to be a candidate for a seat in the government of Colombia. He is very smart and it looks like he maybe will win the election. Pablo is a man who loves his country and his family. He works close for a long time with some friends but some people also become his enemy. This is the cause for a lot of action. And even some real footage of happenings and events is sometimes used in the series.

The main character Pablo Escobar is played by Wagner Moura who is born in Salvador, Brazil and grew up in Rodelas, Bahia. In Brazil the main language is Brazilian Portuguese, but in Colombia they speak Colombian Spanish. The actor had to learn Spanish for the series and I think he is quite good at it for Spanish not being his mother tongue.

For this series you have to resist sometimes the brutal action scenes; I mean you must not be afraid of blood and sometimes some cruelty and women being in a different position than nowadays sometimes. I would say it is definitely a series for the 18+ age. The series is good in the way that you can see how a few decades ago the world was in Colombia and how it had impact in other parts of the world. This happened mostly for real because it is based on the true-life story of Pablo Escobar.

The series episodes vary from 45 minutes to an hour and the first season lasts only for 10 episodes. There is a lot of action, intrigues and complot theories where people talk about. The end of the first season is an open end so you really want to start with the second season. Even a third and fourth season are planned to be released in 2017 and 2018.

What do you think of Narcos?

I am not telling too  much about the story – never do in my reviews – you have to see the series yourself and make your own opinion. 

Greetings by Sophie

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Series, YouTube

Sherlock in seven languages

Everybody has heard of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. Some peopel have read one of his adventures written by Arthur Conan Doyle. Or some have seen the films, old series or the new series that are filmed about this wondrous genious character.

Sherlock Holmes is a private detective, also known as a “consulting detective”. The next couple of wednesdays I will reviewing the Sherlock Holmes series season 1, 2 and 3. The fourth season is announced but it is so far when it will be broadcasted. They started filming in April and ended with filming for the fourth series in August.

The first series is broadcasted in seven synchronized languages.

YouTube description and coming up…

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Films, Series

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

Image from impawards.com Poster design by Empire Design.

Title: Absolutely Fabulous
Genre: Comedy
Director: Mandie Fletcher
Screenwriter: Jennifer Saunders
Country: UK / USA
Language spoken: English / French
Release Date:  1 July 2016 (UK)
Release in NL: 21 July 2016
Time: 91 minutes
Production Company: Fox Searchlight Pictures
IMDb rating: 6.0 / 10
Rating: 8.0 / 10

I am not telling about the story – never do in my film reviews – you have to see the film yourself and make your own opinion. I hope you like the film too. It is worth to watch it multiple times.

In my view…

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Series

The Hunt (2015)

My series review of “The Hunt” created by the BBC

Title: The Hunt
Genre: Documentary
Narrator: David Attenborough
Country: United Kingdom
Language spoken: English
Release Date: 1 November 2015
Release in NL: 4 November 2015
Time: 60 minutes each episode
Episodes: 7
Production Companies: Silverback Films / British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) / BBC Worldwide
IMDb rating: 9,4
Rating: 10

I hope you love the series too. It is worth to watch it! I am not telling too  much about the story – never do in my reviews – you have to see the series yourself and make your own opinion. 

In my view…

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Series, YouTube

The Kennedys 2011

About

The Kennedy family was one of the most legendary families during the 20th century. In these eight episode three time goes quick. This series spans three decades of the life of the Kennedys.

The Kennedys (2011) is a television mini-series that has only 8 episodes of each 44 minutes. It is named as a 4-part movie event. I have seen parts of it on television a few years ago but I have never seen the full series. I am curious so I will watch this mini-series. The production companies are mainly Muse Entertainment Enterprises and Asylum Entertainment. The places are all in Canada or the USA.

The six actors, actresses and their characters who you see through every episode are:

  • Kristin Booth – Ethel Kennedy
  • Diana Hardcastle – Rose Kennedy
  • Katie Holmes – Jackie Kennedy
  • Greg Kinnear – Jack Kennedy
  • Barry Pepper – Bobby Kennedy
  • Tom Wilkinson – Joe Kennedy

Have you seen The Kennedys, or will you watch it?

Greetings by Sophie

Books, Films, Lists, Series

Books to films in 2016

Not only YA books, áll books!
The book becomes a film anno 2016

The new year has started so it is time for a new list of books that are / will be filmed to become films in 2016! This post is a listed overview of which books will be seen as film in theatres this year.

Also I have seen along the internet several lists, and I have put everything together and checked with IMDb. The dates mentioned are those looked up today (January 5th, 2016). If a book was not mentioned in the media before in those lists – as far as I have seen – I have written New to the list beneath the title to make it clear. If I write …As in… means the author(s) of the book wrote a … kind of book.

The list sorted by release date

January 2016 – Total = 6 films

  • 14th, The Danish Girl – David Ebershoff
  • 21th, Legend – John Pearson
    New to the list!
  • 21th, The Big Short – Michael Lewis
    New to the list!
  • 28th, The 5th Wave – Rick Yancey
  • 28th, The Revenant – Michael Punke
    New to the list!  And partly based on the novel.
  • 28th, The Finest Hours – Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias
    New to the list!

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Trailer Flikken Rotterdam

The new series Flikken Rotterdam is about to start friday!
The series which is filmed in my city: Rotterdam!

Hereby the trailer of the first season:

I think I have to get used to the soundtrack, it sounds like a new style for series season introductions. Who knows. It is oke but I have to get used to it.