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Mini Reviews of TV shows |7

666 PARK AVENUE (2012)

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The Drake, the luxurious apartment building in Manhattan, is owned by the mysterious Gavin Doran and his wife Olivia. The Drake is home to dozens of residents who are unaware they’re living in the dark embrace of supernatural forces. When a young couple is hired to manage The Drake, they soon discover that something is not quite right.

I certainly recommend this drama for fans of suspense and the supernatural. I don’t know any other series that I can compare it to, it’s certainly unique (maybe it has a similar atmosphere as Rosemary’s Baby). The story is interesting although it has some loose ends. The characters are not that likable or interesting and I think that is one of the main flaws of this series however I would still recommend it.

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TV shows that I’ll be watching this Fall

VICTORIA

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Victoria is a BBC drama about the early life of Queen Victoria, from her accession to the throne at the age of 18 through to her marriage to Prince Albert. Victoria went on to rule for 63 years, and was the longest-serving british monarch until she was overtaken by Elizabeth II on 9th September this year.

After watching the film Young Victoria and really enjoying knowing more about British history I am pretty excited to watch this one. High expectations for this one!

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Four for September

THE MAGDALENE SISTERS (2002)

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Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their supposedly sinful behavior, working in a laundry under the strict supervision of the nuns, we follow them through their struggles.

Magdalene asylums operated in many countries from the 18th to the 20th century and were originally meant to be a place to refuge, but became prisons for women and girls that society disapproved of. This is one of the most disturbing and harrowing films I’ve seen this year. It’s very powerful and supposedly very accurate with amazingly strong performances by all the girls. To those of you who have yet to see it, I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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Alias (Vol. 1-4) Review

After watching Netflix’s Jessica Jones and really enjoying it, I decided to check the comics out.

Jessica Jones was a costumed superhero, now she’s a destructive alcoholic who is the owner and sole employee of a private investigations firm. Throughout the comics we see Jessica Jones juggling between her job, her personal life and we see how one can affect the other.

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Mini Reviews of TV shows |6

The Night Manager (2016)

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This is a TV adaptation of le Carre famous novel, it follows a former British soldier as he navigates the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington where an alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade, infiltrating the inner circle of arms dealer.

I was with expectations too high for this one. I heard this was good on a few blogs so I decided to give it a try without even knowing the plot. Although the cast is amazing and the storyline suspenseful (just what I like) with amazing set locations I was a little bit disappointed just because it wasn’t quite what I thought it was going to be. Despite that, I really enjoyed it and  I’m really interested to know what the writers and director will do on the second season.

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