Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s joint sci-fi series is more than just another adult humour TV show portraying an awkward family. "Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. We're all going to die. Come watch TV.“ This statement by 14 year old Morty to his older sister Summer, who just found out her existence was … Continue reading “Rick and Morty” season 1 is as Rickdiculous as it is smart
“Dark” review: the German “Stranger Things”?
Due to its obvious parallels to Stranger Things, Netflix‘s first original German series Dark was widely perceived as a European version of its American ‘counterpart‘. But isn’t this assertion just a little too simplified? The 10-episode series created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese was launched by Netflix on December 1, 2017. As Netflix … Continue reading “Dark” review: the German “Stranger Things”?
A new kind of hero, or is it heroes? — Sense8 Season 1
4 stars out of 5 In this Netflix series, there is no character who can jump 100 meters high, fly or run really fast. No one can read a stranger’s mind or travel in time. They are not fighting to save the world from evil spirits. However, there are groups of people who can sense … Continue reading A new kind of hero, or is it heroes? — Sense8 Season 1
Black Mirror (Netflix Original Series)
In a world far (but not that far) ahead of our time, this shining starlet in the heaven that is Netflix Originals bluntly examines how technology changes our lives forever in a right-on-the-money, at times disturbing kind of way. Today’s news of “Alexa”, “Siri” and “Cortana” which are designed to make your life easier by … Continue reading Black Mirror (Netflix Original Series)
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Obvious disclaimer: we are absolute nerds. When “Western” consumers think about cartoons, they usually think of two things. Cartoons, to them, are about funny stories, most likely involving humanized animals that do all sorts of crazy things like in the Looney Toons or Micky Mouse; or they are about superheroes who usually have dark origins … Continue reading Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Season 1 of Peaky Blinders
The gangs of Birmingham – now as a thrilling series I was sceptical as I started watching the first season of “Peaky Blinders”. Very sceptical. After the first episode (the pilot) I was rather confused and didn’t know what to think about the concept of a “Gangs of New York”-style drama series (– is it … Continue reading Season 1 of Peaky Blinders
The End of the F***ing World – The Start of a F***ing Strange Story
A new year has started, so American entertainment company Netflix thought it would be a great idea to release its new series internationally with the powerful, positive and optimistic title: The End of the F***king World. The British black comedy drama which hit the screens here on January 5, 2018 is based on one of … Continue reading The End of the F***ing World – The Start of a F***ing Strange Story
Dark, the new Netflix original, keeps pace with Stranger Things or House Of Cards
Dark, like New Year’s Eve or our birthday, makes us aware of time and its transience. 1953, 1986 and 2019. Every 33 years terrible happenings haunt the rural German village of Winden. A nuclear power plant and isolated caves form a contradictory location that creates the series’ tension and forms a beautifully creepy setting. Flocks … Continue reading Dark, the new Netflix original, keeps pace with Stranger Things or House Of Cards