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Castlevania: Season One

Review by CJ

Director:
Sam Deats

Writer:
Warren Ellis, Hitoshi Akamatsu (based on the series created by)

Starring:
Richard Armitage, James Callis, Alejandra Reynoso, Matt Frewer, Tony Amendola

Other notable appearances:
Graham McTavish, Emily Swallow

Running time:
22-25 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
4

 

After humanity burns his wife at the stake, Dracula gives them one year to prepare for his army of demons. Trevor Belmont, the last in a long line of monster slayers, and his allies must band together to put an end to the heartbroken vampire’s vengeance.

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Nailed It!: Season One

Review by CJ

 

Judges:
Nicole Byer, Jacques Torres, Sylvia Weinstock, Zac Young, Valerie Gordon, Dave Arnold, Yolanda Gampp, Jay Chandrasekhar

Running time:
33 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
6

 

In each episode of Nailed It! three amateur bakers compete in two rounds of baking challenges to recreate elaborately decorated baked goods.

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The Handmaid’s Tale: Season One

Review by CJ

Director:
Reed Morano, Mike Barker, Floria Sigismondi, Kate Dennis, Kari Skogland

Writer:
Margaret Atwood (based on the novel by), Bruce Miller, Leila Gerstein, Dorothy Fortenberry, Wendy Straker Hauser, Lynn Renee Maxcy, Kira Snyder, Eric Tuchman

Starring:
Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, O-T Fagbenle, Max Minghella

Other notable appearances:
Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, Amanda Brugel, Nina Kiri, Ever Carradine, Robert Curtis Brown

Running time:
45-60 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
10

Trigger warning:
Sexual assault, rape and suicide

 

In a world where the human race has all but lost the ability to procreate, a totalitarian, Christian theonomic regime takes over the United States and holds the remaining fertile women hostage. The fertile women, or Handmaids, are forced to live with high ranking officials in the new regime and undergo ‘ceremonies’ to be impregnated by their masters.

The story is told from the perspective of Offred (Moss), a Handmaid who lives with Commander Waterford (Fiennes) and his wife (Strahovski).

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The Killing: Season One

Review by CJ

Director:
Patty Jenkins, Ed Bianchi, Gwyneth Horder-Payton, Jennifer Getzinger, Phil Abraham, Agnieszka Holland, Dan Attias, Dan Nowak, Nicole Kassell, Keith Gordon, Brad Anderson

Writer:
Veena Sud, Dawn Prestwich, Nicole Yorkin, Soo Hugh, Jeremy Doner, Nic Pizzolatto, Linda Burstyn, Aaron Zelman

Starring:
Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell, Kristin Lehman, Eric Ladin, Michelle Forbes, Brent Sexton, Brendan Sexton III, Jamie Anne Allman

Other notable appearances:
Katie Findlay, Annie Corley, Ashley Johnson, Brandon Jay McLaren, Liam James, Lee Garlington

Running time:
44-46 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
13

 

It’s her last day on the job, but when homicide detective Sarah Linden (Enos) discovers the body of a teenage girl, she is pulled back in to solve one last case with former narc Stephen Holder (Kinnaman).

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