Riverdale

So if you haven’t heard of Riverdale, let alone watched it yet, then you’ve clearly been away from humanity and the internet for too long. Seriously, it’s everywhere. Everyone is watching it!

Just before the finale of The Vampire Diaries, CW introduced us to Riverdale. It’s based from the “Archie Comics” comic book. So, it follows main characters Archie Andrews, Jughead Jones, Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge. Four teenagers who go to Riverdale High. We jump straight into it after their summer vacation when the town of Riverdale is grieving after the death of Jason Blossom, we learn that Jason and his twin Cheryl were rowing on Sweetwater River when the boat capsized and Jason drowned. However all is not as it seems.

With each episode of Riverdale introducing new plots and twists for each and every character and each storyline thinkable, it can’t help but suck the watcher in. You begin to invest in the characters and each week you’re left with an intense cliff hanger which has you questioning everything you thought you knew about the Riverdale series up to that point.

Even though it’s a “high-schooly” type of show, with drama, it somehow dodges cringe-factors. It’s an easy watch and the cast’s chemistry is great, which is why I think each viewer gets invested. It also is quite a dark series. With lots of skeletons for each character and dark plot twists to the storyline. The acting is also very good, each actor or actress seems to fit each character to a T. So well done casting crew for that one!

I also want to mention the way in how this series was shot. I think that the sets, costume and design, camera shots, just overall whole production is beautifully done. You can tell that there is a very talented crew on board in the production.

Another reason to sway you, the reader, to watch this TV show,  is KJ Apa and Cole Sprouse. That’s right. Cole Sprouse. You know, the kid from Zack and Cody? Well he’s back and better than ever in Riverdale as Jughead Jones. Tune in to watch him and KJ Apa’s (the most beautiful human on earth maybe?) onscreen bromance. So if you’re missing eye-candy Damon Salvatore, fear not as Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) will fill his shoes with his sweet charm and ginger locks.

Author: Ailsa Sinclair

M83

For those nights when you feel the need to slow down.

If you like some kind of “chill out” music, then you have to give a listen to some M83 songs. M83 is a French band consisting of the French musician Anthony Gonzalez and a couple of other people who kind of came and went over the years (M83 has been a band for 15 years now!). You might have heard some of their songs in movies like The Fault in Our Stars, Divergent, Insurgent and Oblivion. They make somewhat electro slash ambient slash dream pop music that is sometimes compared to artists like The XX, The Naked and Famous, MGMT and Empire of the Sun. Their songs make you feel very much at peace and perfectly accompany those nights when you’re lying on your bed just, you know, thinking about life. Also, it’s that kind of music that’s easy to focus to; it can be a new addition to your study playlist on Spotify! I can’t forget to mention that M83 have just released a new album “Junk” and are going to be playing at numerous festivals around Europe, you should definitely check out their website to help you decide where you’re going to go this summer.

Author: Gabi Kaufmanova

Shadowhunters

 

Your new Netflix binge-watch series!

You may or may not have seen this new series on your Netflix homepage, however, whichever way it is, you have to see at least the first episode. And then another one. And another one. The plot might be quite familiar to you; like the 2013 film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones they’re both based on Cassandra Clare’s novels The Mortal Instruments. If you were like me and were desperately waiting for the next TMI film you might have been quite surprised when a whole new TV series with a totally new cast appeared out of nowhere!

The story follows Clary Fray/Fairchild who on her eighteenth birthday learns that she is a Shadowhunter – an individual born with both angel and mundane (human) blood – whose duty it is to protect the world from demons. Sounds pretty cool, right? Until later her mother is abducted by the underworld’s most wanted Shadowhunter who also happens to be Clary’s father. Then she has to face all that comes with being a Shadowhunter – dealing with vampires, warlocks, werewolves… You know, just your average day.

If you find yourself into a bit of fantasy; magical beings, vampires, fighting demons and all that sort of stuff; I guarantee you you’ll enjoy this as well! It’s one of those series you can just relax to, it doesn’t have a complicated synopsis and you also get quite a lot of eye-candy. Did I mention Dominic Sherwood and Matthew Daddario play the lead roles?

Author: Gabi Kaufmanova