Tag: Mystery

DEATH ON THE NILE (ANALYSIS)DEATH ON THE NILE (ANALYSIS)

Death on the Nile Analysis

Death on the Nile is a 2022 mystery film directed by Kenneth Branagh from a screenplay by Michael Green, based on the 1937 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie. The novel had been previously adapted as a film in 1978 and is a sequel to 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express, also starring Branagh as the Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot.

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ARCHIVE 81 (TV REVIEW)ARCHIVE 81 (TV REVIEW)

Archive 81 TV Review

Archive 81 is an American supernatural horror mystery streaming television series developed by Rebecca Sonnenshine, written by Paul Harris Boardman and executive produced by Sonnenshine, Boardman, and James Wan. The series is based on the podcast of the same name, about researchers cataloging the video archive of a missing filmmaker. 

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DEXTER: NEW BLOOD (STORY ANALYSIS)DEXTER: NEW BLOOD (STORY ANALYSIS)

Dexter New Blood Story Analysis

Dexter: New Blood is an American crime drama mystery miniseries developed for Showtime as a continuation of the series Dexter, developed by original series showrunner Clyde Phillips and directed by Marcos Siega. The original run of Dexter ended with the disappointing Season 8, with a series finale that mystified diehard fans.

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THE LOST SYMBOL (STORY ANALYSIS)THE LOST SYMBOL (STORY ANALYSIS)

The Lost Symbol Story Analysis

The Lost Symbol, is an American action-adventure mystery-thriller television series based on Dan Brown’s 2009 novel, The Lost Symbol. The series is a prequel to the Robert Langdon film series, which began with The Da Vinci Code. Now, right off the bat, we found The Lost Symbol series to be annoying, boring and preposterous but have decided to write this story analysis as a means to understand what a BAD TV series looks like.

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30 COINS SEASON 1 (ANALYSIS)30 COINS SEASON 1 (ANALYSIS)

30 coins

30 Coins is a Spanish supernatural horror fantasy TV drama that draws heavily from the Catholic religion and mythology. The series is created and directed by noted Spanish filmmaker Álex de la Iglesia. The 8-part 30 Coins Season 1 of is an ambitious mystery thriller utilising several conspiracy theories relating to the Catholic church, much in the vein of Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series.

Our analysis of 30 Coins Season 1 contains spoilers.

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GEEK OUT! ENDINGS AND BEGINNINGSGEEK OUT! ENDINGS AND BEGINNINGS

The new TV season is upon us geeks – even as Fear The Walking Dead and The Strain end their respective storylines for the time being (both will definitely be back), The Leftovers returns.

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Considering how popular The Walking Dead is, it’s no surprise that this spin-off did well in terms of viewership. Fear the Walking Dead was a disappointment though and never got near to the intensity, drama and characterisation that its parent series managed in its powerful debut season (which was also only six episodes).

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The Strain‘s second season was rather mixed. Plotlines were left dangling, women characters were killed off & still we are nowhere closer to resolving key issues.

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Now, I enjoyed the polarising quasi-religious HBO series The Leftovers and am glad to report that Season 2 is off to a great start by introducing a new town and a new family into the storyline before more familiar faces turn up. As usual, all the weird elements remain intact – goat sacrifice in a diner, anyone? – with ominous undertones bubbling under the surface wonderfully.

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TRUE DETECTIVE (Starring Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey & Michelle Monahan)

From the epic surrealistic opening credits, it’s clear that HBO’s new series True Detective is going to be something different. However, the moment one sees the first murder victim, one’s mind is immediately cast to the first season of Hannibal! In addition, for some bizarre reason, McConaughey’s Rust reminds me of an Americanized Sherlock Holmes (i.e. Benedict Cumberbatch).

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