Welcome to my new feature, where I will be coming books and movies! I bet you can guess how I came up in the name, but in case you aren’t; Alice in Wonderland. You can find my inspirations in this post Fairytale news: other content.
Orange is the new black. Season 1 to 3. Season 4 will air June 2016.
This series features a female prison. Our main character Piper turns herself in after a sentence for something stupid she did years ago. We see how she tries to survive in a new environment, while she is struggling with her relationship. I hate Piper with a fierce passion, but I love every other character around her. Everyone has these unique stories that are shown with flashbacks and the personalities are so diverse. It’s good!
Daredevil. Season 1. Season 2 will air April 2016.
Matt was blinded in an accident after he got acid in his eyes, but this heightened his other senses to a freaky level. He is now a crime-fighter who is trying to safe his city, Hells Kitchen, from a mysterious guy. The fighting scenes are fantastic when it comes to choreography and the hero isn’t spared; he gets beaten up too. This is realistic and not something I often see. I also like the struggle we see in Matt, because his day job is being a lawyer. He is often conflicted on how far he can go. My overall opinion is that I like it, but I’m not in love (yet?)
Marco Polo. Season 1. Season 2 will air December 2015.
This show is based on Polo’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s court in 13th century China. I was not very familiar with this time period, but I was fascinated by the storyline and the history. After some research I am aware of the changes they made, but I would say it’s not too bad. I am really charmed by the characters and the portrayal of Kublai by Benedict Wong. He gained some massive weight for this role! If you like shows with greed, betrayal, intrigues and rivalry, this is something for you. Recommended if you liked The Tudors.
The musketeers. Season 1 to 2. Season 3 will air January 2016.
Set in 17th century Paris. This is a new take on The Musketeers. Athos, Aramis and Porthos are trained musketeers commanded by Captain Treville. D’Artagnan joins their group in the hope to become a musketeer one day too. The series follows the four in their mission to protect the King and their country. In the first season we meet Cardinal Richelieu who is giving them a hard time, in season two Comte de Rochefort is added. I quite like the females and how they are portrayed.
New Girl. Season 1 to 4. Season 5 will air in December 2015.
I have followed this series from the beginning and while it had it’s up and downs, I really enjoy it. Jess is my inspiration. She is clumsy and awkward, but most of all she has embraced herself for who she is. This show followers her and the group of men she shares an apartment with. I love the type of humour and everyone’s different personality.
Big Bang Theory. Season 1 to 8. Season 9 recently aired.
I don’t know what it is about this show, but it has captured my heart. Yes, everyone is pretty much a stereotype, but it works. There have been moments where the show seemed to lose it’s magic, but they always returned and I’m still a fan. If you aren’t familiar with the concept: the show followers a group of nerdy, scientific singles and their struggles with daily life.
Dexter. Season 1 to 8. Ended.
It took me some time to get into the way they tell the story (it’s told with Dexter’s voice on the background, like we are inside his head), but it really made sense after a while. What an interesting, twisted series with a heart-breaking ending. Dexter is a blood spatter analyst who likes to kill every criminal who gets free from the system without proper punishment. He is a psychopath who is really good in hiding the fact that he has no emotions. The most important person in his life is his kick-ass, foul-mouthed sister Debra. It was really, really good, but I’m still conflicted over the conclusion. One of the few series that still manages give me emotions when I think about it.
Ripper Street. Season 1 to 2. Need to catch up with 3. Season 4 and 5 are planned for 2016 and 2017.
Set in the streets of London’s East End in 1889, during the aftermath of Jack the Ripper. We follow three guys from the H division, trying to keep order in Whitechapel. Intersting mysteries and very intriguing characters. Definitely recommended if you like Sherlock Holmes type of series.
Once upon a time. Season 1 to 4. Season 5 aired September 2015.
I have been a fangirl from the moment this show started. Fairytale retellings with a whole unique spin, tied together in ways you can’t imagine. The basic line of this show (because it’s freaking hard to explain) is that it’s set in Storybrook, our modern time. We follow Emma and her son Henry, whom she gave up for adoption. He believes everyone is trapped inside Storybrook, without their memory of who they truly are; fairytale characters. He thinks Emma is the one to set everyone free from his mother, the Evil Queen. We also see flashbacks to the Enchanted Forest and I loved finding out who everyone truly was. Every season features a new tale and while the show has obvious flaws, I’m smitten.
Game of thrones. Season 1 to 5. Season 6 will air April 2016.
I’m a big fan. The setting, the characters, the twists: I love it all. I’m not always too happy with some of the choices they made in the TV show, but credits for the fantastic cast and the way they tell the story. There are dragons and White walkers. There is backstabbing, plots and betrayal. It has a little bit of everything, but be prepared to have your heart shattered on multiple occassions.
Vikings. Season 1 to 3. Season 4 will air in 2016.
This show surprised me. My boyfriend picked it out and I never thought I would like it as much as I do. It is based around the life and journey of Ragnar Lothbrok, the first Viking from Norse Legend. I’m a huge fan of Lagatha, his first wife. The females have a really kick-ass portrayal in the series (they fight alongside men and are highly valued in society) and I liked the flawed characters and how realistic some of their choices felt.
Hart of Dixie. Season 1 – 2. I need to catch up with the two last seasons.
Doctor Zoe Hart comes from the bubbly New York to the small town practice in Bluebell, Alabama. She has the rights to half of the practice, but the people there don’t like strangers and we see how Zoe struggles to become part of their society. It is fun to see her develop and Wade is such a cutie.
The 100. Season 1, still halfway season 2. Season 3 will air somewhere in 2016.
The first few episodes weren’t the best ever, but suddenly you are hooked and the show won’t let you go. I’m normally not a big fan of sci-fi, but The 100 does an excellent job. The show is set 97 years after a nuclear war. A spaceship with the last human survivors sends a group of juvenile delinquents back to earth in the hope they can start life again. You can already see the potential of failing, because 1. It’s not sure they will return to a life-able climate and 2. There is no supervision. A very diverse cast with characters that go beyond your first impression.
I also like to watch America’s next top model, Expedition Robinson (Dutch edition) and Master Chef Australia.
That’s it guys! All the TV shows I’ve watched in 2015 so far. Do you follow any of these? What are you currently watching or what do you recommend to me?