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The best herbs for smudge: from laurel to yerba santa

As I underlined in the previous article (The best herbs for smudge: from mugwort to white sage), smudge is one of the most important ways to purify an environment and ward off negative energies. Today we will therefore talk about other precious herbs suitable for this...

The portrait of Dorian Gray

Hey, ghouls! Dorian tells us the secret of his confidence

The King in Yellow

Hey, ghouls! Lucy and Claire enjoy a new play at the local theatre

Guardian Angel

Hey, ghouls! Do you believe in guardian angels? In this week's episode we meet a very peculiar one
You: fourth season review

You: fourth season review

After eagerly waiting, the fourth season of You, an American psychological thriller television series, has been released on Netflix. The first five episodes were released on February 9, 2023, followed by the remainder of the season on March 9, 2023. Preview Since its first episode, You has proved to be a series intertwined with itself, sometimes revealing and disturbing. But if a certain plot regularity can be found in the first three seasons, in this fourth season the story undergoes a great...

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Warrior Nun: final season review

Warrior Nun: final season review

Released on November 10, 2022, on the Netflix platform, the second and final season of Warrior Nun closes the battle between the warrior nuns and the fearsome Adriel, conveying all the characters toward the grand finale. Warrior Nun - Preview Even Warrior Nun, like many other Netflix series, sees an end after only two seasons. However, the telefilm of the warrior nuns, led by Ava Silva, played by the young Alba Baptista, does not leave us with unfinished business. In fact, unlike many other TV...

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Pinocchio – Del Toro’s Vision of a classic fairytale

Pinocchio – Del Toro’s Vision of a classic fairytale

It took a full 10 years of development for Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio to hit the screens of Netflix subscribers, bringing the quintessential Italian fairytale to life. Del Toro embraces all of the Italianness of the project and fits it into a story that aims to be new, different, and not propose anything already seen, but rather bring the entire fairytale into the world that characterizes his unique style perfectly. Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio - Plot The Oscar-winning director Guillermo...

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Stranger Things – Season 4 (Part 1)

Stranger Things – Season 4 (Part 1)

The wait has finally ended, after three years, our beloved Stranger Things returns with the highly anticipated season 4, or the first part, at least. Volume One is made of seven episodes, while Volume Two will be out on the 1st of July and will be made of two episodes. It is available on Netflix, and produced by the Duffer Brothers. The first three seasons' protagonists will come back with the new cast member Jamie Campbell Bower. Stranger Things – Fourth Season – Plot Six months have passed...

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Post Mortem – No one dies in Skarnes: review of the first season

Post Mortem – No one dies in Skarnes: review of the first season

Directed by Harald Zwart, Post Mortem – No one Dies in Skarnes premiered in 2021 as a Netflix Original Series. A Norwegian horror drama with dark, unconventional, and crime tones. Post Mortem - Plot Skarnes, a Norwegian town where life runs smoothly… until a woman is found dead in a field. But things are not what they appear, Live Hallangen miraculously recovers from death on the morgue table. Something in her is changing; there is confusion, and a new tireless thirst haunts her. What happened...

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The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window is the brilliant new dark comedy thriller miniseries that has earned a spot in the Top 10 of Netflix's most-watched series. Between subtle humor and manic madness, a mystery unfolds with the disturbing shades of a hallucination. The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window - Plot Amidst broken dishes and heartbreaking visions, Anna drowns her sorrows in wine and stares out the window at the world when...

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Single All The Way: we got it!

Single All The Way: we got it!

Single All The Way is Netflix’s first holiday LGBTQ+ rom-com. It was released on December 2nd and finally lets the queer community see itself in a silly, cliché story where the stakes are the lowest they’ve ever been. Premise Peter tries to avoid his family’s judgement about his hopeless love life by asking his best friend Nick to join him for the festivities and pretend to be his boyfriend. However, the game is quickly given away when Peter’s mother sets him up on a blind date with her...

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Too Close for Christmas: huh?!

Too Close for Christmas: huh?!

Too Close for Christmas is a 2020 Christmas rom-com only recently released on Netflix Italia. It takes a lot of the most classic tropes of the genre and does… okay? Sometimes even the lowest of expectations can be disappointed. Too Close for Christmas - Premise Hayley’s holiday plans seem to take a turn for the worse when her stay at the extended family cabin is joined by the man who caused the ending of her last romantic relationship. Review Simple beginnings If this movie’s premise seems a...

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The Holiday Calendar: forgettably frustrating

The Holiday Calendar: forgettably frustrating

The Holiday Calendar tries to bring a more magical approach to the standard rom-com fare. In line with the Christmas Miracle magic that pervades most holiday movies, it manages to create an interesting premise but loses in delivery. Premise Abby, an aspiring photographer whose dreams are thwarted by the everyday necessity of getting by, is given an antique Advent calendar that used to belong to her grandma. The trinket, though, isn’t just like any other. In fact, it seems to be able to predict...

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Holidate: when appearances don’t matter

Holidate: when appearances don’t matter

Holidate is almost not a Christmas romcom. Released in 2020, it comes across as a trite attempt at romance and a predictable story that is almost not worth the watch. But if you stick around to the end, it might surprise you. Or not. Holidate - Premise Sloane has spent the last however many holidays trying to dodge her family’s questions about her love life. Jackson, an Australian man away from home, always finds himself in awkward holiday situations. After one such disaster, they meet by...

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Love Hard: hard to understand

Love Hard: hard to understand

Love Hard is the big Netflix Christmas header of the year. With a name that many will recognise from her The Vampire Diaries days at the helm, Nina Dobrev is the protagonist of a very modern Christmas RomCom. Premise An L.A. writer with a disappointing dating life decides to broaden her dating pool and finds through a dating app what seems to be the perfect match a 3,000 miles away from home. When she decides to surprise him for Christmas, she learns that the man of her dreams is very...

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Locke & Key: review of the second season

Locke & Key: review of the second season

The Keyhouse opens its doors to a second season. Locke & Key, released on Netflix on October 22, continues to follow the adventures of the Locke siblings struggling with the mysterious whispering iron. Locke & Key - Preview Uncle Duncan has no memory of his childhood, dark years in which perhaps something happened that left only so much confusion. Yet perhaps there is a way to regain those memories. And it is when a friend returns from the past, that disconnected fragments of memory...

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You: review of the third season

You: review of the third season

On October 15, Netflix released the third season of You. Immediately enjoying great success, Joe Goldberg's dramas and obsessions earned a place in the Top 10 of the best TV series of the moment. Preview With a wife and a child, wedged into Madre Linda's middle-class life, Joe Goldberg is trying to keep himself on the right path. Caring for a child isn't easy, and he and Love are often under stress, forced to get used to married life. Joe knows the traumas of childhood well and is determined...

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Brand New Cherry Flavor: horror minisiries review

Brand New Cherry Flavor: horror minisiries review

Based on the novel by Todd Grimson, one of the latest Netflix productions has arrived on the streaming platform. Brand New Cherry Flavor is a horror miniseries that, between toads and kittens, plays with some of the most repulsive human fears. Brand New Cherry Flavor - Plot Lisa Nova, aspiring director, arrives in Los Angeles to meet Lou Burke, a slimy film producer. The man saw her short film and was so fascinated that he wanted to turn it into a movie. But behind its faux-interest facade...

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Lucifer, worthy ending or missed opportunity?

Lucifer, worthy ending or missed opportunity?

When it first hit the screen as a new and controversial FOX TV show almost six years ago, Lucifer was hardly expected to gather the following it has since developed. After an initial run on U.S. television and a subsequent move to the more international Netflix, the beloved Devil of streaming television comes to its final days with one last half-season that left in its wake an assortment of reactions. Here’s our spoiler-free review. Where were we? When we last saw the charming and impeccably...

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Castlevania: review of the fourth season

Castlevania: review of the fourth season

The anxious wait is over. Finally, on Netflix, the fourth and final season of the animated series Castlevania, created by Warren Ellis. Castlevania - Preview The fight against evil has no end for Trevor Belmont and Sypha Belnades. Creatures of the Night are everywhere, populating the forests and ravaging cities. Driven by the frenzy of the hunt, they come across a suspicion: Is someone trying to bring Dracula back to life? On the other side, in Carmilla's Styria, everything seems to be...

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Ragnarok: review of the second season

Ragnarok: review of the second season

After a long wait, the second season of the Nordic series Ragnarok has arrived on Netflix. The story gets complicated, new characters appear and our hero Magne has to face his existential doubts. Preview Magne's body is changing fast; more strength, sharper eyesight, yet there is still something missing. In the legends of the mythical Thor, there is talk of a special hammer, the Mjöllnir, the weapon without which the hero is nothing. But there is something else that is creating an internal...

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The Irregulars: review of the first season

The Irregulars: review of the first season

On March 26, 2021, a new show appeared on Netflix, quickly capturing a place in the Top10 of the most-watched series of the moment. Produced by the Dramatic Republic, today we talk about The Irregulars. Plot A group of homeless teenagers, living in a dank basement, is hired by a certain Dr. Watson, a mysterious private investigator, to solve a very special case. It seems that magic is involved, and strange supernatural events are about to upset gloomy Victorian London. The gap that separates...

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – When Teen Drama meets Lovecraft

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – When Teen Drama meets Lovecraft

With its fourth season, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comes to an end, leaving throngs of fans dumbfounded in the wake of the decision of ending one of the most innovative and well-received TV shows in recent years. At least when it comes to its genre. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina - Season Four - Plot Sabrina Spellman is enjoying her teenage life after saving Greendale and bringing back balance between the human world and hell and yet, in some ways, she feels completely out of place. Her...

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Dash & Lily – review

Dash & Lily – review

Dash & Lily is a new Netflix TV show with a classic premise for the romantic comedy genre that tries, with its simple and brief structure, to bring lighthearted entertainment to the end of a difficult year. Plot Cynical Dash has decided to finally give up on Christmas, but when he finds a mysterious red notebook on the shelves of his favourite bookstore, he ends up in a treasure hunt of dares, dreams, and wishes with the eternal optimist Lily. The two will show each other the New York City...

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Rose Island – Review

Rose Island – Review

Rose Island tells a sort of fable it is hard to believe is based on true events. With its satirical tone and an intelligent dramatisation, Netflix can take pride in a job well done. Plot Based on the true story of Giorgio Rosa and the micronation he founded in 1968 off the coast of Rimini, Rose Island tells the brief but significant tale of an island that became a symbol of a generation's dreams and aspirations. Review Just going by its name, Rose Island comes across as a place out of a...

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We Are Who We Are – Review

We Are Who We Are – Review

With such an impactful cinematographic personality like Luca Guadagnino developing it, We Are Who We Are is a TV show that faced great expectation right from the very beginning and inserted itself into a genre of stories about adolescence that contemporary audiences seem to like a lot. Plot Set in a U.S. military base on Italian soil and with two young American kids as protagonists, We Are Who We Are explores friendships, first-loves, and identity, and tries to immerse the audience in the...

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Ratched: review of the first season

Ratched: review of the first season

From the classic atmospheres of the 1950s in the United States, a new series by Netflix peeps out: Ratched, based on the famous novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Plot It was 1947 when nurse Mildred Ratched arrived at the mental hospital run by Dr. Hanover. She is hired and proves to be well prepared and interested in all those innovative techniques that the doctor tries to experiment to cure the human mind. But there is a specific reason that led her to go right there, to California. Past...

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The Haunting of Bly Manor – spoiler-free review

The Haunting of Bly Manor – spoiler-free review

The Haunting of Bly Manor is the second story in the horror anthology by Netflix that also includes Hill House and has been collected in its entirety under the title The Haunting. Plot After the tragic death of a previous au pair, Henry Wingrave hires a young American woman as a nanny for his orphaned niece and nephew who reside at Bly Manor with the chef Owen, the groundskeeper Jamie, and the housekeeper Mrs Grose. But not everything is what it seems at the Manor, and centuries of dark...

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Enola Holmes, a new story for an old character

Enola Holmes, a new story for an old character

Enola Holmes opens the doors of the mystery genre for a new audience and gives an unexpected twist to an established character that is now part of the world's popular culture. Plot When Enola Holmes (played by Millie Bobby Brown), Sherlock's (Henry Cavill) teenage sister, finds out that her mother has gone missing, she decides to look for her in brand new territory. During her mission, she'll become a super-sleuth, outwitting even her brother and uncovering a dangerous conspiracy that...

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The Umbrella Academy – questions after season two

The Umbrella Academy – questions after season two

The second season of The Umbrella Academy left everyone in awe, not only for the avalanche of events depicted, but also for all the possibilities it introduced for future seasons. Breakdown of some questions It's already been over a month since the release of the second season of The Umbrella Academy and we've already done a short, spoiler-free review of the new episodes, but now seems like the right time to finally dive into the plot in more dept and not with few spoilers. In this article,...

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The Umbrella Academy – season two review

The Umbrella Academy – season two review

The Umbrella Academy season two: a one-year-and-a-half wait, but was it worth it? I swear there are no spoilers this time. Synopsis of season two Five warned his family (more than once) that using his powers to escape the 2019 apocalypse caused by Vanya would be risky. As it turns out, he was right. The time-jump scatters the seven brothers through time and around the city of Dallas, Texas for a period of three years, starting in 1960. Some of them will be stranded in the past for years,...

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The Umbrella Academy – season one & a look to the future

The Umbrella Academy – season one & a look to the future

The Umbrella Academy, a streaming event that many hope will be a repeated success. The following article might contain spoilers. Synopsis On the same day of 1989, forty-three children are born from random women who weren’t showing any signs of pregnancy the previous day. Seven of them are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist who founds The Umbrella Academy to prepare his “children” to save the world. But things don’t go quite as expected. During their adolescence,...

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Warrior Nun: review of the first season

Warrior Nun: review of the first season

Warrior Nun, a TV series that goes beyond the laws of science and surpasses the most unconditional faith in the Church, appears on Netflix. Plot Ava Silva is quadriplegic. Stuck in bed in a Catholic orphanage in Spain, she doesn't seem to have any prospects. But on a night perhaps more unfortunate than the others, during a battle against the powers of Evil, she receives an unexpected gift. It is from here that her life starts again, in a continuous discovery of herself. But who gave her this...

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The Old Guard

The Old Guard

The Old Guard, just another action movie about superheroes or a story with a lot of potential? Synopsis Based on the graphic novel by Greg Rucka and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, The Old Guard tells the story of a warrior called Andy (played by Charlize Theron), leader of a mercenary group with the mysterious inability to die that has been protecting the mortal world for centuries. When the group is hired for an emergency mission, their abilities will be exposed and Andry will find...

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