“Former Senator Selina Meyer finds that being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she hoped and everything that everyone ever warned her about.”
Since 2012, Veep has been entertaining us by showing the political path of Selina Mayer ( and her frequently incompetent staff) and satirizing American politics along the way.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus makes a great job, as the rest of the cast. It’s enjoyable, full of energy and very dynamic, but there’s no punchlines. I wouldn’t say this is hilarious, this is funny and fun most of the time and it’s definitely entertaining but I’m kind of loosing interest (it’s currently going to its fifth season). I just can’t find a reason why I should watch this fifth season, maybe if Selina Meyer got another job, maybe a change of scenery would make me more excited.
I completely understand those who hate it and love it. For me: it’s good enough to be watched, mainly now that there isn’t many options out there (related to comedy). Don’t get to this series with high expectations although you might me surprised if you do not expect anything from it.
- Wondering around
The best why to enjoy the city? Just walk around the different neighborhoods! Explore the city at your own pace, stopping on every shop or landmark you like.
Market in the Joordan District
2. Breakfast at NEMO Science Museum
Look at this view!
3. Van Gogh Museum
It’s not allowed to take photos, I was only able to take this one.
4. Visit some of the most famous churches.
Churches can say a lot about its cities. In Amsterdam, some of them are free, some of them aren’t, it’s up to you to choose which you would like to visit.
5. Anne Frank’s House
I didn’t actually went to its museum because I the tickets were sold out, but Anne Frank is one of the most symbolic figures of the II World War. If you don’t know what I’m talking about click here.
7. Canal Cruise
Windmills are the symbols of Netherlands! Zaanse Schans is an area full of windmills that you can actually visit. I loved it and absolutely recommend it!
If you have time to explore more cities I certainly recommend Haarlem. Visit the main church, go see the windmill and just walk around the city!
Where the research center of ESA is located, Noordwijk has a beautiful beach. Visit it if you’re looking for a peaceful walk around the beach.
There are two types of readers in this world, those who read mostly fiction and those who read mostly non-fiction.
The framing techniques didn’t change much since the beginning of cinema. This video shows some examples of unconventional framing techniques that worked well within the script or because of its director vision.
In the video we watch examples of Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), Tom à la ferme (2013), Mommy (2014), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and Oscar winner Ida (2013).
For more about the history of aspect ratio check this video:
Check out my trakt account and see what else I watched in 2016!
The Bridge: A body is found on the bridge from Malmö to Copenhagen causing a jurisdiction issue. Forced to work together, a Swedish and a Danish police detective are on the hunt for a killer. This is a highly addictive series, with some great cast, interesting storyline and even some humor. The best TV series I watched this year.
Stranger Things: When a young boy disappears, his mother, his friends, and the local sheriff must confront terrifying forces in order to find him. Everyone probably knows this show already, if you don’t: watch it!
Studio 60: Following the behind-the-scenes look at a fictional sketch-comedy TV show, this is a must watch if you’re looking for a comedy with a little bit of drama. Can’t wait to re-watch it, honestly.
Wanted: One of Korea’s top actresses has her son kidnapped. We follow her while she struggles to carry out a mission on a live reality show following the kidnapper’s demands. I’m not into korean dramas but this one is thrilling, mysterious and it has an incredible story!
Goliath: Once a powerful lawyer, Billy McBride is now burned out and washed up, spending more time in a bar than a courtroom. When he reluctantly agrees to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the biggest client of Cooperman & McBride, the massive law firm he helped create, Billy and his ragtag team uncover a vast and deadly conspiracy, pitting them all in a life or death trial against the ultimate Goliath.
American Crime Story: The first season, subtitled The People v. O. J. Simpson, presents the murder trial of O. J. Simpson, based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson.
Adam Ruins Everything: n Adam Ruins Everything, host Adam Conover employs a combination of comedy, history and science to dispel widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted. A blend of entertainment and enlightenment, Adam Ruins Everything is like that friend who knows a little bit too much about everything and is going to tell you about it… whether you like it or not.
The Expanse: Two hundred years in the future, in a fully colonized solar system, police detective Josephus Miller is given the assignment to find a missing young woman, Julie Mao. Joining his task is James Holden, former first officer of an ice freighter who is involved in an incident caused by the tense relationship between Earth, Mars and the Belt. Far from their struggles in space, United Nations executive Chrisjen Avasarala works to prevent war between Earth and Mars. Soon the three find out that the missing woman is connected to a vast conspiracy that threatens all humanity.
The Night Of: After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.