The Incredible World of DARK

Hola everyone.


How are you all doing on this fantastic Friday? I hope so far you’ve had a great week and that you’re all feeling well. Personally, I’ve had a super busy week, juggling free time with my new job at my mum’s company and my also new job as editor-in-chief of our uni magazine LDN (link here), which the team and I have been trying to give a huge makeover and thereby rejuvenate it and turn it into the amazing paper it can and should be. And I know it sounds a tad stressful as a whole, but, actually, I’ve really been enjoying it. I’d rather be busy and happy doing more stuff, than wandering around the house, not knowing what to do with myself. And it kinda makes me enjoy and savor some chill and free time even more, which is actually what I want to talk about today – a very specific, but incredibly amazing TV show that has been ruling most of my free time the past two months. As seen from the title and the cover picture, you can probably guess which show I am talking about. Exactly. DARK. Probably the best show I’ve ever watched in my life. But let me start from the beginning.

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For those of you who don’t know DARK yet – my god you’re missing out -, here’s a short intro: DARK is a German sci-fi thriller series co-created by the great Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese and produced by Netflix. Set in the fictitious German town of Winden, the show starts right during the aftermath of a child’s disappearance, which exposes the secrets of, and hidden connections among four estranged families as they slowly unravel a sinister conspiracy which spans several generations. Throughout the series, DARK explores the existential implications of time and its effects upon human nature.

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I’m purposely not going to reveal any more about the plot, as literally everything is a spoiler and as this is literally one of the best, if not even the best series I have ever seen, I don’t want to spoil this perfection of a show for anyone. What I need to add though is that the show is in German (although it has been dubbed and translated into many other languages), so if you don’t speak German, I would highly highly highly recommend watching the OV version with subtitles. No dubbing can come close to how perfect the voices of the German actors go with the show and with the overall feel of it. Seriously.

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I think what makes this show even more special for me, is that I got to watch it with my best childhood friend Maria, who I usually very rarely get to see as I obviously live in London and she lives and works in Vienna. But – and this is going to sound super insane – thanks to the quarantine (crazy, I told you), we were both forced to stay at home and as we only live minutes apart from each other, we spent most of the quarantine watching movies and tv shows together. And DARK was one of those shows – or more like the one show that ruled our weekly and daily tv marathons. I remember googling which shows to watch on Netflix and DARK immediately seemed like the most promising and interesting one, even before I had watched the trailer, which then sealed the deal. Usually, I am not that attracted to German-produced movies and shows, so I think both Maria and I went into that first episode with a bit of uncertainty.

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But after like the first five minutes, that was more than forgotten. I can’t remember the last time I had such a fantastic, thrilling, and exciting TV/movie experience. We fell in love with the main character Jonas in an instant. And the amount of times this show has made us do multiple facepalms, made us cover our faces in shock, even made us jump off the couch out of utter surprise. It’s truly insane but in the best way possible.

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So far, we’ve seen the first two seasons of the show (I even watched it twice) and as the third and last season has been released last Saturday (happy apocalypse day btw, for all my DARK lovers out there), I couldn’t be more excited to finally get behind all the mad secrets and hidden stories of Winden. But as much excitement I feel towards the prospect of finally getting to see the new season, the thought also gives me this somber, even sad feeling. It’s sad to see this show end. But I know the last season will be a hell of a ride. And I’m more than ready for it.

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I probably don’t have to mention that I HIGHLY recommend watching this show, I think I’ve made it very clear that you all need to watch this show right now. Honestly. You will not regret a single second of it, I promise. And for all of my fellow DARK fans, I’d love to hear what you think about the show – but no spoilers, please – so don’t hesitate to leave your thoughts and comments down below. And until then, I wish you all the best weekend and, as always, thanks for reading. x

Hooked on Patrick Melrose

Hola everyone.


And welcome to another week. I hope you’re all doing great and that you’re having a good Monday. Today I’d like to talk about what I would call the most fascinating tv show I’ve ever seen and the best show you probably aren’t watching. And yes, I mean it, because the tv adaptation of the Patrick Melrose novels is a literal gem. It’s only broadcasted by Sky and Showtime and on the one side I’m happy about that, because it’s like a little, perfect secret, but on the other hand this show deserves more love and attention than any other. 13 Reasons Why and Co. can go home now. Byeeee.

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But first things first. Here’s what the fuss is all about. Patrick Melrose is a new a five-part miniseries starring Benedict Cumberbatch, which is based on five novels written by Edward St Aubyn. It centers around Patrick, a mid-aged guy who is fighting with both his drug addiction and his dark and difficult past, thanks to his abusive father and depressive mother. So, the show has it all: terrific wealth, drug addiction, British royalty, sadism and abuse. I just finished the show a few days ago and I have to say, in those nearly two months that I watched it, I never had a smile on my face when one episode ended. But that’s not meant to sound negative or something like that, actually that’s what I liked about the show. It’s just so heartbreaking and sad, but also so great and fantastic and bigger than anything I’ve ever seen.

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Cumberbatch delivers the role at best and from my point of view he deserves every single award he can get – Emmys, Oscars, give this guy a goddamn Grammy if you must. He deserves it all, because if someones’s acting is perfect, it’s his. I don’t know Benedict personally (ha, I wish) and I don’t know the type of person he is, but I’m quite certain his life is a bit different from Patrick’s, but when you watch the show and look into his eyes, there’s no Benny left. It’s only Patrick and his tragic existence.

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For me, the best episode was the first one titled “Bad News”. There’s a scene where Patrick is what I would call more than sky high and alone in a dark hotel room in New York City and the next few minutes that follow always take my breath away. It’s psychotic and weird and tragic on the one side and self-mocking and amusing on the other. But that’s exactly what makes this show that fantastic. For me it’s one of the best shows, one of the best acting performances and probably the single best performance by Cumberbatch that I have ever seen. Fight me if you want, but it’s true.

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But enough of the talking – here’s the trailer for the show:

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So, in short, this is one of the greatest shows I’ve ever seen and if any of you ever get the chance to watch it, I highly recommend you doing that. Seriously. You will not regret it, because even if you find it too sad or simply aren’t into the story, you will still get to experience the great Benedict Cumberbatch in this fantastic role. It’s a must.

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And yeah, I’m just really glad that I get to share this show with all of you and hope that you enjoyed this post. As always, please don’t hesitate to leave your comments down below and I wish you all a great week. And, of course, thanks for reading. x

Hello again

Hola everybody.


And welcome back to my blog. I’m officially and finally back from my study/exam break and I seriously can’t even describe how much I’ve missed posting stuff on here and talking to you guys. I mean, I have, like, such a long list of topics for different blogposts, that I don’t even know where to start. And even just writing this right now fills me with so much joy. God, what would I do without this blog? I seriously have no idea.

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I’m beyond sorry that it took me so long to get back again, but I just started my summer break, which basically means that I began working this Monday and I just had to get used to that – for example to having to wake up at 7 am every single freaking morning. I still haven’t fully found my perfect rhythm, but I’m hoping to accomplish that within the next few days, so I can actually start writing my bachelor thesis and my last few projects for uni.

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But I have to say, I’m really really happy to be back home again. I’m currently sitting in bed and Peaches is lying next to me and seriously guys, whatever I’m feeling right now, I know it’s pure, unconditional love. This cat is the love of my life. No joke. And I can’t wait to spend the upcoming months with her. And the rest of my family and friends too, of course.

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I actually just wanted to use this post as some kind of update and welcome. But I know that you’re all curious about what happened during my break, so here’s a little sneak peek. So, first of all, all my exams went down pretty good and if I’m not mistaken, I think I’ve passed every single one of them. Which means that I just have to finish my thesis now and then I’m officially graduating from uni, which is the craziest thing ever. It’s so weird to actually finish something you’ve been working your butt off for years. I mean, all I could think about in secondary school was uni. And now I’m already graduating. That’s so unbelievable. I mean, I’m not finished finished, you guys know about me moving to the UK to continue studying, but I’m leaving Vienna and basically my home country and that’s crazy enough, trust me. And if we’re already talking about moving to the UK – guys, I’ve finally found a place to live in. And holy moly, I actually can’t believe that I seriously managed to find myself such a great place and such an amazing family. I’ll be sharing the house with a couple and gosh, they are so cool. I mean, they’re basically me, just with a few more years of life experience. I couldn’t be happier, really. And the house is located just two minutes from the sea and the beach, which is like pretty much the most amazing aspect of the house. I mean, I’ll be basically spending the upcoming year at the beach, I can already tell you that. God, I’m so excited, this is going to be so so awesome.

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And last but not least, as I already mentioned in my latest posts, I need to tell you all about my time at the festival that I got to work at. It was so freaking amazing. Oh my god. I can’t even describe it. It was one of those moments and experiences in life that basically change everything. Like when you first try Nutella. That changes you. And that’s what this week at the festival did to me. I seriously can’t wait to spend the rest of my life in that environment. I just love it so much, with all my heart. But before I’m starting to give away too much, I’ll just stop right here and keep the rest for the extra post in which I’m going to tell you all about my time there, from the beginning to the very end.

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So yeah guys, there you go. Those are basically the most important things that happened during the time I’ve been away. Apart from that there are quite some new albums and songs waiting to be discussed about and I did a little photoshoot with what could be the dreamiest dress ever and I have so many new tv shows I want to tell you guys about, so please stay tuned for more. Like I said, I’m officially back again and yeah, I’d say let’s bring this blog back to life, shall we?

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Anyways, I hope you guys are doing great and enjoying the summer. And, as always, I hope you enjoyed this little post and I wish you an amazing weekend. And, of course, thanks for reading. x

Welcome to Westworld

Hola everyone.


First of all I want to apologize for not posting anything on friday. I’m currently having some health issues and being a hypochondriac doesn’t really help in such situations. So yeah, I kind of got into a deep hole of sadness and anxiety, but I had a really important talk with mum and somehow she brought me back up again. That means that I’m slowly getting up and out of my hole and concentrating on the positive things.

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And actually this blog is something that makes me really really happy and I don’t want to let any of you down and I just love writing, so I thought I’d post something today. Better late than never. And because I’m currently having no lectures and uni is starting in two weeks, I have some time to update myself of all the tv shows and movies I’ve missed in the past three months when I was in Berlin.

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And one of this tv shows is called Westworld. Some of you probably already know it or have seen it. And some of you probably haven’t, so…

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Let’s start with a short description. Overall the series is about a theme park called Westworld, far far in the future, where people can go to – like the name says – live in the wild wild west. But there something quite special about it – all the actors there are robots. But life-like ones, so you never know if they are real or not. Also, as a guest, you can do whatever you want. You can hurt them, but they can’t hurt you. And at the end of the day all their memories are washed away. But after so many years of perfect functioning, the park seems to slowly fall apart and the robots, or hosts like they are called, begin to come alive.

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Exciting, I know. Actually I started watching this series when it was released, but let’s be honest, I’m good at English, but true, real american English is a whole new level. So I waited for it to be available in German which it is now. I’m currently on episode six I think (please don’t spoil anything) and I’m in love, seriously. Usually I’m not the person to watch crime shows or just thriller series, I’m more of the Scrubs and New Girl kind. But Westworld is really blowing my mind. And after finishing one epsiode, I just need to watch another one, it’s so gripping.

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So yeah, that’s the tv series I’ve been spending my free time with for the last week. If any of you are watching it too or have been able to watch it, please don’t hesitate to hit me up. And until then sorry again for the delay and I hope you enjoyed this post. And as always, thanks for reading. x


Also I’m going to a Two Door Cinema Club concert and I’m so freaking excited, I can’t even describe my happiness. So get ready for a cool concert post tomorrow.

My favorite TV shows

Hola everyone.


As many of you probably know by now, I loved watching TV. But not in that “I have no idea what I’m watching, I’m just watching Tv so I’m doing anything” – type. I embrace the tv shows and movies I watch. I try to get into the story, sympathize with the characters and step into another world for some time. And also, now that I still have one month left until uni starts again, I have a lot of time to do and watch whatever I want. And i thought, why not talk about some of my favorites tv shows of the past years? Let’s go.

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  • Gossip Girl
    • I have to say, just in this year, I have watched this show three times already. That’s how much I love this show – I’ve already talked about that in another post too. I just enjoyed the story and the characters. At first I didn’t really like it that much, but it got better and better. And I think this is one of those shows you just have to see. It’s a must. Also, I love Blair.

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  • How I Met Your Mother
    • This one of the shows I started with – my TV show obsession. I always watched it after school when I got home and I got so into the story, I just couldn’t stop. And Ted and his friends were just too cool. And then the show got better and better and story got deeper and deeper and I had to cry more and more. And seriously, the last three episodes killed me. I cried so much. Please go and watch this show. It’s funny and emotional. And just perfect. You won’t regret it.

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  • Scrubs
    • Another perfect example for a perfect tv show. God, how did I love watching this. I laughed from the first second on. And I wished to be friends with all of them. Oh and I even once met Zach Braff in London, which just tops it all. I juts love how they put super funny and crazy characters together with an at the end really serious and good story. Well done guys. Another must, for real.

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  • Downton Abbey
    • I started watching this with my mum in February and currently we have two episodes left and then it’s over. And god, that was a rough trip, seriously. And I loved every second of it. This is my portion of Englishness every now and then and I couldn’t live without it anymore. Also, it’s crazy to see how the nobility and the servants lived together.

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  • New Girl
    • I have always loved this show with all of my heart. And it made me so jealous. Because Jess lives together with most crazy and funny people ever. Oh god, what would I do to live in that apartment. It’s so much fun watching them, how funny must it be to live in such an apartment. I’m really glad that this show exists, it brought a lot of laughter and happiness into my life.

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  • American Horror Story
    • This is like a horror movie, just that it’s a super creepy and sometimes really really really disgusting and gory tv show. For real, sometimes my parents walk past the tv while I’m watching it and ask me what the hell I’m watching while somebody is being eaten alive on the screen. But actually, the show is amazing. I love how the stories are always different from season to season. And how the actors stay the same. And I couldn’t be more excited for the upcoming sixth season.

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  • Cougar Town
    • I just started watching this show about three weeks ago – but I knew it before already – and I looooove it. My mum does too. Mainly because Jules and her son are exactly like my mum and me. Just that the crazy friends in our kitchen are missing. It’s so stupid and funny and crazy and watching it makes me so freaking happy, seriously. If any of you get the chance to watch this, I highly recommend it. Really.

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So, there you go. These are pretty much my favorite TV shows of all time. And I still watch all of them until today. And I couldn’t enjoy all of them more. I really love them all. And I’m happy that they exist, because they bring a lot of happiness into my life. And they can turn a bad day into a good one. If any of you are into tv shows as much as me, I’d love to talk to you. And until then, I hope you enjoyed this post, and as always, thanks for reading. x