TV Review: The Umbrella Academy – Season 1 (2019)

umbrella posterSuperheros with dysfunctional family issues out to save the world, what could possible go wrong….everything.

Stars: Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Robert Sheehan, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige
Creator:
Jeremy Slater

Synopsis: 43 babies are born on the same day, all to mothers who weren’t pregnant 10 minutes prior to birth. One man, Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore), seeks out and adopts 7 of the children who discovers, as they grow, that they have powers causing him to start a special school called the Umbrella Academy. On the day of his death, the children (now dysfunctional adults) return home for the funeral. While there, they witness the return of their brother who went missing years prior and learn he’s been stuck in the future the whole time trying to find a way back….in order to stop the end of the world. Continue reading TV Review: The Umbrella Academy – Season 1 (2019)

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TV Review: Nightflyers – Season 1 (2019)

NightflyersHey look, it’s every space movie/TV show ever made all mashed in together…this also isn’t a compliment

Stars: Eoin Macken, David Ajala, Jodie Turner-Smith, Angus Sampson
Creators: 
Jeff Buhler, George R.R. Martin

Synopsis: A collection of scientists and space explorers embark on a trip aboard the Nightflyer, travelling through the void in search of the Alien species called the Volcryn. While the journey seems simple enough, it is instantly plagued by strange occurrences and mysterious deaths and as they get closer to the Volcryn, these weird events start getting worse. Continue reading TV Review: Nightflyers – Season 1 (2019)

TV Review: Russian Doll – Season 1 (2019)

russianIt’s like Happy Death Day….but better!

Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Charlie Barnett, Yul Vazquez
Director: 
Leslye Headland, Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler

Synopsis: On the night of her 36th birthday, after attending a party thrown in her honour, Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) is hit by a car and tragically dies…..reawakening back in the bathroom at the party thrown in her honour for her 36th birthday with a crazy sense of déjà vu. This is until she dies again….and the day resets and she realises that she is re-living the same day over and over with dying restarting the loop until she figures out what is going on. Along the way, she meets Allan, who is the only other person to believe her story because he too also suffers from an undying curse. Continue reading TV Review: Russian Doll – Season 1 (2019)

TV Review: The Haunting of Hill House (2018) – Episodes 1-10

Hill HOuse 1Everyone needs a forever home…

Stars:  Mckenna Grace, Carla Gugino, Michiel Huisman, Timothy Hutton, Kate Siegel, Elizabeth Reaser
Creator: 
Mike Flanagan

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Here we find the story of the Crane family, a couple with their 5 children, who frequently move around flipping houses aiming toward their ultimate goal of one day building their forever home. This is how they ended up in Hill House, so named for the family who built and resided in the house previously, with the intentions on this mansion being their final flip. What they find instead is a house that has strange rooms, strange noises, ghostly figures, an unopenable ‘red room’ and one hell of a statue collection. And as with any horror style premise, everything gets stranger before coming to a head in one terror filled night that continues to haunt the family members (literally) right into their adult hood. Continue reading TV Review: The Haunting of Hill House (2018) – Episodes 1-10