The first post I was planning to do on this project, even before I came up with the name Ulven Reviews, was not the format used in most of the current posts, it was a Top Superhero Movies. Another initial idea was to make three versions of every post, in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
As you can see, everything changed, including the name and now we have a (more or less) consistent format for the posts, even though is important to keep things evolving.
However, as I did the “Little Reviews” post, is important to also keep things fresh every once in a while, making a post different than the common format. This month is the perfect moment to make something different because it’s going to be a full month, with a lot of things to do on the blog and outside.
So let’s talk business! This time I will talk a little about some series I began watching but for some reason or another, I stopped before finishing. This list will only feature series I watched at least one season.
13 Reason Why (2017-2020)
Seasons Watched: 1
Seasons Total/So Far: 3 (Fourth Confirmed)
This one is the easier to talk about because we already have the review of the first season here, but in short, since I finished the first season, I like less and less every time I think about the series.
It’s irresponsible, never-ending, sometimes don’t make any sense and the scar on Clay’s (Dylan Minnette) forehead is atrocious. The suicide scene was very well-done, but they decided to remove it, even though it’s too late now.
By the way, if you want to see a screenshot of this edgy suicide scene, go to our review on link below. Just know that it is quite graphic and it is not to give you suicide ideas, if you have suicidal thoughts, look for help of someone you trust.
The reason I stopped watching is quite obvious by this point, I didn’t like much the first season, and a second season made absolutely no sense to me since the story was clearly done.
Of course, they are still milking the cow after she was already dry, going for a fourth season already.
Seasons Watched: 1
Seasons Total/So Far: 3
I don’t even know where to begin with this one, it’s kinda bad. Some things don’t make any sense, others are just annoying, I don’t remember any nice character, the list goes on.Marcella: Series 1
The protagonist, Marcella (Anna Friel) is awful, annoying, has a stupid memory problem related to stress. I really like Anna Friel as an actress, it’s not her fault, but this character is unbearable.
The mystery was the only thing that kept me watching through the first season, but the conclusion of the mystery was garbage. So, if the only thing that made me finish the season ended up being extremely disappointing, there was no reason to watch the next season.
I will review this first season, I just don’t know when, so when I do I will explain in detail all the nonsensical and annoying things. When I finish it, I will post the link here as well.
Seasons Watched: 1-4
Seasons Total/So Far: 6
Lost is one of the first series I watched, if not the very first.
I really enjoyed the first and second seasons but lost (no pun intended) interest during the third and fourth seasons. I didn’t even decide to stop watching Lost, it just kind of happened.Lost Seasons 1-6 [Blu-ray]
The third and fourth seasons were inferior to the previous two, and I even watched a little of the fifth season when it was on television, while I was doing other things, but the time travel was annoying me way too much, so I never gave it another try.
I know I stopped watching it and have no intention in returning to it, but my memories of the series are mostly fond, especially the seasons 1 and 2. I was 14 when I began watching it, didn’t know most of the cast so it was a phase of discoveries.
The only actor I knew previously was Dominic Monaghan (who played Charlie) from the Lord of The Rings, Ian Somerhalder (as Boone) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (as Mr. Eko), but the last two I didn’t know from what.
I can’t say for sure who was my favorite character at that time, in the first episodes I remember liking Locke (Terry O’Quinn) but later I began to hate him. So, overall, I could say Kate (Evangeline Lilly) was my favorite.
Talking about Evangeline Lilly, she is probably the one with the best career from the cast after Lost. She is amazing and I hope I can review more titles with her on the cast.
The Following (2013-2015)
Seasons Watched: 1
Seasons Total/So Far: 3
The worst of them all, including the upcoming second part. I still don’t know how I finished the first season without throwing up or giving up.The Following: Season 1
Well, Twixt is better than The Following. The Following is absurdly stupid and even more nonsensical than Marcella, after a reasonable start the show gets worse at each episode, making the plot twists laughable.
A serial killer escapes prison like it’s easy and start a murderous cult, with followers showing up every time it’s convenient to the absurd plot. The security forces are stupid, the cultists are not believable and every event is tiresome.The Following: Season 2
The cast is great, what makes everything more unbearable, making you think “why are all these great actors and actresses in this garbage?!”. Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Natalie Zea, Connie Nielsen are some of the great talents that contributed to this atrocity called The Following.
Prison Break (2005–)
Seasons Watched: 1-2
Seasons Total/So Far: 5 (Sixth Confirmed)
I only watched the first two seasons and then, by the end of the second, I decided I was too fatigued about the series and decided to no longer continue watching it. However, the first two seasons were quite nice.Prison Break: The Complete Series – Seasons 1-5 [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Michael (Wentworth Miller) plan an amazing escape to take his brother, Linc (Dominic Purcell) out of prison and I think this premise of the show is a little far-fetched, but that didn’t bother me. What bothered me was the conspiracies, making everything bigger than just an unjust conviction.
Sometimes, conspiracies work, but in Prison Break it really turned me off.
The scene that I liked the most was when John Abruzzi (Peter Stormare) said to the cops “I kneel only to God. I don’t see Him here”, I believed in God at that time so I thought it was a nice line.
Another fact I remember more vividly is that Bellick (Wade Williams) dipped french fries in Milk Shake, but that’s more due to a friend of mine who still does that inspired by Bellick. I personally found it disgusting.
Seasons Watched: 1-2
Seasons Total/So Far: 7 (Eighth Premiere on October)
I don’t think there is a lot to talk about Arrow, I never planned to give the series up, it just happened.
I think every series have a pause after the end of each season, and it happened with Arrow, but after the second season break I forgot about the series for years and when I remembered I was no longer interested.Arrow: Complete Series Seasons 1-6 DVD
Talking about this series it might seem like I have a memory problem because I forgot its existence for years after the break and I don’t remember almost any detail about the show.
The only one I remember is Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) and it has more to do with her appearance, pleasing to the eye, then any relevant aspect of her character or her acting. I know, Stephen Amell (who play Oliver Queen) is also a very attractive individual, but he’s not pleasing to my eyes, I just acknowledge it.Arrow: The Complete Seventh Season (DVD)
I think the fights were cool, but I can’t actually picture it in my mind, it’s just something I vaguely thought it was cool at the time. If someday I decide to review Arrow for real, I will definitely have to watch it everything again, but is not even remotely on my plans at this time.
American Horror Story (2011–)
Seasons Watched: 1-3
Seasons Total/So Far: 9 (Will air September 18)
Time to talk about the one that fell the most in quality from the first two seasons to the next. I really liked the first season and liked, even more, the second season, it was really great, however, the third season was not nearly as good as the previous two.American Horror Story: Complete Series Seasons 1-7 DVD
The creators of AHS are Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy, two of the three creators of the musical series Glee (2009-2015), so since the beginning, I was afraid that AHS could go a similar road, and the third season demonstrated that my fears were justifiable.
The third season was a high school teen drama with a slight horror twist, especially the pathetic “I’m the next supreme” drama. Another thing I hated was the witch-hunting, with that Hank Foxx (Josh Hamilton) character, I didn’t like him at all.
However, this series has absolutely amazing visuals. I have a link saved since 2014 about the great shots from American Horror Story. Here is it, if you like this type of thing.
The other good thing is the acting, the acting is amazing, especially Jessica Lange. Among other solid performances we have Zachary Quinto, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe.
That’s it for now. See you soon in the next part.