Real Neat Blog Award

I haven’t done an awards post in ages because I don’t normally accept them but as this nomination was from The Punk Theory, who is one of my most loyal supporters and the owner of such an excellent blog, I am joining in.

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TV REVIEW: The Handmaid’s Tale – Season 3

Season three of The Handmaid’s Tale sees June (Elisabeth Moss) handed over to rebellious Commander Lawrence (Bradley Whitford) as a handmaid. Here she bonds with Lawrence’s mentally ill wife, Eleanor (Julie Dretzin) and plots ways to see her stolen daughter. Meanwhile Serena (Yvonne Strahovski) and Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) fight to get Nicole back from Canada where Luke (O-T Fagbenle) and Moira (Samira Wiley) are taking care of her.

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TV REVIEW: Mindhunter – Season 2

The second season of Mindhunter kicks off after Holden’s (Jonathan Groff) close encounter with Ed Kemper (Cameron Britton). Suffering from panic attacks but more determined than ever he’s ready to get back into the field. Tench (Holt McCallany) and Wendy (Anna Torv) are both unsure though and this is exacerbated when their new boss (Joe Tuttle) tells both of them to keep an eye on him.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Aquaman (2018)

Over the weekend, my friend Y came to visit. We decided to watch a film one evening and I got to pick. I thought why not Aquaman, after all Jason Momoa is hotter than Satan’s balls. What could go wrong?

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MOVIE REVIEW: Wonder (2017)

Wonder follows a year in the life of the Pullman family as youngest child, Auggie (Jacob Tremblay) attends school for the first time. Up until fifth grade Auggie has been homeschooled by his mother, Isabel (Julia Roberts) because he was born with a genetic facial deformity that has resulted in multiple surgeries and looking different from other children.

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TV REVIEW: The Letdown – Season 1

Audrey (Alison Bell) has just had a baby and is trying to navigate her new life. She’s gone from a career, busy social life and exciting relationship to no sleep, mum’s group and resenting her partner, Jeremy (Duncan Fellows) for getting to continue his life mostly interrupted.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Snowpiercer (2013)

After Earth is turned into a frozen wasteland, what remains of humanity is trapped on a high speed train circling the planet. The front of the train is a place of luxury, occupied by the super rich while the end of the train is occupied by the “tailenders” who live in absolute squalor and desperation.

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TV REVIEW: Big Little Lies – Season 2

WARNING: If you intend to watch season one, this review contains content that could be considered season one spoilers.

A year has passed in Monterey since the death of Perry Wright (Alexander Skarsgaard) and the five women who witnessed his untimely end are trying to move on with their lives and forget what happened.

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TV REVIEW: Stranger Things – Season 2

I know I am a bit late to the party, but I have finally finished season two of Stranger Things.

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TV REVIEW: Workin’ Moms – Season 2

Workin’ Moms season two picks up a few months after the end of season one. Kate (Catherine Reitman) has had some time off work as a result of Charlie’s illness, only to discover that she is only wanted part time. Kate sees an opportunity to take on a second job but his leads to conflict with her husband, Nathan (Philip Sternberg) who thinks she should sack off work to have another baby. Things are further complicated when her dad dies unexpectedly.

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TV REVIEW: When They See Us – Mini-Series

When They See Us is a dramatisation of the true story of five teenage boys of colour who were falsely convicted of the brutal rape of a jogger in Central Park.

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TV REVIEW: Big Little Lies – Season 1

I have been hearing about Big Little Lies for ages and with a cast that includes some of the best actresses in the business at the moment, I could not resist delving in when the full first season got added back onto to Now TV.

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TV REVIEW: The Haunting of Hill House – Season 1

Following the apparent suicide of Nellie Crain (Violet McGraw/Victoria Pedretti) her broken and often estranged family must try to piece together what happened. This means delving into the past, the death of their mother, Eleanor (Carla Gugino) and the sinister legacy of their former home, Hill House.

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TV REVIEW: Killing Eve – Season 2

Season 2 of Killing Eve picks up directly after season 1 ended with Eve (Sandra Oh) stabbing Villanelle (Jodie Comer). Reeling from the violent act she has committed but unable to find Villanelle, Eve returns to MI6 and her husband, Niko (Owen McDonnell) but can’t get past her obsession. Meanwhile Villanelle makes plans to track Eve down but can’t escape her past or her own compulsions.

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Summer has finally started

Regular readers may have noticed it’s been a bit quiet around here but as summer has finally started, we O’s have been rather busy…

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TV REVIEW: Years and Years – Season 1

Years and Years follows the trials and tribulations of the multi-generational British Lyons family over 15 years, commencing on New Years’ Eve in 2019. As technology, politics and society changes around the family, so do the family members and the bonds between them.

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TV REVIEW: Good Omens – Mini Series

Angel, Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and demon, Crowley (David Tennant) have been quietly co-operating for millennia. They’ve both become rather fond of earth-life and humans and the bureaucracy of both of their higher powers has enabled them to fly under the radar and enjoy life.

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TV REVIEW: The Virtues – Mini Series

After his ex-wife and son leave to start a new life in Australia, Joseph (Stephen Graham) decides to track down his long-lost sister, Anna (Helen Behan). This means going back to Ireland and facing some of the horrible things that happened in his past after the death of his parents.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Blockers (2018)

Lisa (Leslie Mann), Hunter (Ike Barinholtz) and Mitchell (John Cena) all make friends when their young daughters start school together. Over the years they grow apart but the three girls, Julie (Kathryn Newton), Kayla (Geraldine Viswanathan) and Sam (Gideon Adlon) remain best friends. On the night of their prom, the families are brought back together and it is here that the parents discover that their daughters have made a pact to lose their virginities that night. Determined to stop this from happening the estranged friends must band together once again.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Tag (2018)

Childhood friends, Hoagie (Ed Helms), Jerry (Jeremy Renner), Bob (John Hamm), Chilli (Jake Johnson) and Sable (Hannibal Burress) have been playing the same game of tag for 30 years. During the month of May they get together to play, focusing their attempts on Jerry, who has never been tagged. When Hoagie discovers that Jerry is getting married and has not invited any of them he decides to get the gang together and crash the wedding as Jerry will be the perfect sitting duck.

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