By its end, we were left with even more questions, and this makes us clamor immediately for a second season. All in all, Alice in Borderland had a lot going for it — an intelligent plot, compelling and rootable characters, mind bending twists and striking visuals, and it made use of each elements effectively. That is brilliance for you.
Klaus was the perfect film to watch for the holidays but I have a feeling that this will become my picker upper any time of the year. Its just sparks a feel good feeling that was a result of all the elements fof the film coming together — the great story, the beautiful artwork, the seamless animation and great direction from Sergio Pablos. It was just great. Kudos to everyone involved.
Eli was a solid addition to Netflix’s original horror films. While it was not an entirely original concept to blow audiences’ minds, it knew what it wanted to achieve and did not stray the course with excessive bravado. It just delivered a well executed horror movie that shocked and scared in all the right places. That’s all we can ask for.
All in all, I would consider Kingdom to be one of Korea’s finest saeguk dramas that can rival the suspense and intensity of HBO’s Game of Thrones. By the first season’s end, it had Battle of Castle Black feels which only fueled one’s desire to see what happens next when the second season opens. Too bad filming will only begin next month and fans will have to wait for another few months before we could binge on another epic season. I for one, could not wait to see if my conspiracy theories are correct. One word for the entire thing — brilliant, even though it ended on a cliffhanger. I could not think of more superlatives for this series. Seriously.
All in all, I have no doubt that The Haunting of Hill House has set a new bar for horror franchises for television with this 10-episode series. No cheap thrills for this one, but it gets viewers invested in the characters and makes them care what happens to these unfortunate souls after all they have been through. Its dark and sinister and its refreshing at the same time. Its weird to describe it like that but that’s that.
All in all, I loved Set It Up because it didn’t take itself too seriously. It set off to tell a simple story and focused on developing rootable characters that people can relate to, and it succeeded. It knew that it was borrowing plots from films like Parent Trap and it even gave a shoutout. Set It Up was funny and interesting and depicted the lives of the people who worked behind the rich and powerful. It showcased their struggles, frustrations and desperation but most importantly, the movie managed to make audiences fall in love within an hour and a half. Kudos to writer Katie Silberman and director Claire Scanlon. Catch Set It Up on Netflix when you can.
After I’ve seen The Kissing Booth in its entirety, I am impressed by the simple, formulaic rom com that held its own in terms of originality. Plus, its stars are all super cute.
All in all, props to “Supernatural” and “Charlie’s Angels” director McG for coming through with a wild, fast-paced, gory horror comedy that’s perfect for the Halloween binge watch (and even beyond). “The Babysitter” was a worthy watch for horror and non-horror fans and I, for one, think that it has quickly become one of my favorites for the genre.