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Consistently amazing. The wait in between seasons can somewhat erode the ANTICIPATION but once you start again, it's just as absorbing as you remember.
A series quite unlike any I've seen before, 'House Of Cards' is excellent. Thrilling, flawlessly acted, and impeccably shot. One of the prettiest and wittiest series I've had the pleasure of watching, and I very much look forward to seeing more.
The second season of 'Stranger Things' is refreshingly grim and haunting, and introduces a level of conflict between many characters that is mostly successful. The whole season feels unfocused from the middle though, and it begins to rely on predictable events and horribly generic cliches in order to lazily gloss over issues and dialogue. I expect the same great quality of content from 'Stranger Things' going forward, but so I expect it to remain surprising and engaging.
It is a good thing that Game of Thrones is nearing its conclusion, for I do not think the show could maintain its current standard for longer than another season - and that's being generous, since the quality seems to have been on the decline for a while now. The latest season has some of the best visuals of the series, but its overabundance can mitigate the impact that each scene is supposed to carry. It was never going to be easy, ensuring that the show was consistently great up until the very end. But here's to hoping that it will keep entertaining and amazing its viewership while staying true to itself and making the best possible ending instead of catering to its audience.
The final season of 'The Leftovers' ends with a surprisingly pleasant and heartfelt conclusion. Doing away with several plot threads that held it back in prior seasons, season 3 instead streamlines its content in the most captivating, bizarre, and inexplicably attention-grabbing way possible. It also appropriately resolves most of the big questions in the series in a way that doesn't insult the audience's intelligence. A fitting goodbye to the series.
'The Leftovers' loses some points in my book just because of how it has to develop plot threads and characters that aren't as interesting as the others. It quickly overcomes any stalling though, and flows into an interesting new twist or plot issue that grips you until the episode ends and you're left asking for more.
The third season of 'The Borgias' loses a bit of steam towards the end due to some pacing issues and some recurring elements that carry over from previous seasons, but it is nevertheless an incredibly crafted series that never fails to surprise and entertain. It is thus one of my biggest disappointments that it will likely never see a fourth and final season.
The Borgias is not only a fun and suspenseful historical series but also an effective commentary on a wide spectrum of topics from religion to prejudice to human nature.
Archer maintains its incredible quality of writing and surprises viewers with the extra resources put into animating the characters.
Season 5 explores other settings and shakes up the status quo a bit with seamless ease.
Season 3 of 'Archer' doesn't deviate much from the general status quo but what it does right is keep the ball rolling with a continuous slide of gags that seem ingrained in every line of dialogue recorded.
The Night Manager is a methodical slow-burner that nevertheless is engaging and very well produced. From the intro credits to the cast to the sets, everything exudes excellence and refinement, and this beauty eases the audience into a position where we can see in stark contrast the brutal underworkings of criminal activity. If there is but one thing that didn't quite felt right was that the protagonist is unscathed by the end.
In its mission to introduce new characters and flesh out the world by promoting character development, the Walking Dead feels like it's stuck in a limbo of sorts wherein the audience experiences the same recurring twists and turns that they've already seen multiple times beforehand. Nevertheless, the existence of a sixth season is plenty of evidence that The Walking Dead has a winning formula, and the way the finale concludes the season heralds a great many things for the upcoming season.
For everything in Archer that you see coming, there is something that you will never see coming. It's this sort of familiar yet surprising formula that makes archer's such a memorable and entertaining show.
The only cons I found in the first season are the facts that the audience isn't eased into knowing some characters; and the backgrounds and animation was often noticeably wonky, probably due to the show's freshness and thus its budget. Nevertheless, Archer is a winning combination of dark humour and improbable situations that bring out the funniest aspects of every character.
The concluding season of 'Penny Dreadful' had the challenging task of closing the curtains on a series whose momentum wouldn't let up. I can't say for certain that the closing moments were completely satisfying or that the road to resolution was not without events that would amount to plot convenience, but between Vanessa facing the last of her demons; Dorian Gray's incredible arc; and the Frankenstein's Creature's hunt for love and closure, there was no stone left unturned and no length the actors and crew didn't go to in order to produce the best season of the show.
Thee second season of 'Penny Dreadful' feels more fulfilled purpose-wise and in execution. The story threads and more linear and clear, and this season's character arcs take the viewer to visit a wider variety of places and meet interesting new characters that leave a lasting impression. It's hard to fault the series for its flaws given how much it gets right and how deeply it makes us root for its characters/