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Poisonous herbs and plants: from aconite to yew

Magical plants, relaxing plants, calming plants, plants for winter. We talked about all these types of herbs in previous articles, and what about poisonous plants? What are those plants and herbs to which we must pay particular attention to avoid intoxication? Or...

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Hey, ghouls! This week's protagonist receives a menacing call, but he has other plans
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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Fringe: ode to the sci-fi genre

Fringe: ode to the sci-fi genre

Red licorice, a laboratory on the edge of reality, a mad scientist, and an FBI agent with exceptional qualities. Welcome to the Sci-fi masterpiece conceived by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci: Fringe. The fine line between madness and genius In 2008 the first episode of Fringe was released in the United States, which sees agent Olivia Dunham put together the members of the specialist team that will be identified as the Fringe division. After recovering the young scammer Peter...

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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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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part 1) Surprise Teaser

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part 1) Surprise Teaser

After the huge success of the first movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the Academy Award-winning animation, is finally getting a sequel! Although plans for a continuation of the story were announced early after the 2018 release, earlier today, Sony dropped a surprise First Look at the sequel, titled Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part 1). Join us as we watch this exciting teaser trailer and meet once again with our beloved - and now a little more grown-up - Miles Morales! Across...

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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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Desperate Housewives: secrets and mysteries in Wisteria Lane

Desperate Housewives: secrets and mysteries in Wisteria Lane

On warm and welcoming Wisteria Lane, it's a good neighbor day like any other. The husbands collect the mail on the doormat and the wives prepare breakfast. Nobody suspects the secrets that lurk in the shadows; secrets that have to do with Mary Alice Young's mysterious suicide. Welcome to the sparkling and spiteful atmosphere of Desperate Housewives. Best friends Lynette and Tom Scavo are always busy with their life, struggling to find the balance between children and work. Model Gabrielle's...

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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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Ted Lasso, season two: between ambition and delivery

Ted Lasso, season two: between ambition and delivery

Ted Lasso just concluded its second season run and brought to the story a slightly different approach that left fans - and non-fans - with conflicting opinions. In the following review, we’ll be taking a broad look at the show so far, wondering what did and did not work, in a spoiler-free conversation. Where were we? At the end of the first season (SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THAT ONE! IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT YET, STOP READING NOW! I’M SERIOUS… WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! STOP RIGHT NOW AND GO WATCH SEASON...

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Angel: the vampire with a soul

Angel: the vampire with a soul

At night, the streets of Los Angeles can be a dangerous place. Demons and vampires hunt for fresh meat. But none of them will have won, not as long as he is there to protect the innocent: Angel, the vampire with a soul. The myth of the dark hero In 1999, his role as the secondary character becomes tight. So the shadowy Angel carves out his own television series. Paladin of souls who get lost in the folds of the night, our favorite vampire moves to Los Angeles. Here, he opens a detective agency...

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The Nightmare Before Christmas – Forgotten Memories

The Nightmare Before Christmas – Forgotten Memories

There are two different schools of thought on whether Nightmare Before Christmas is more of a Halloween film or a Christmas film. In doubt, we like to watch it for both holidays and so we propose it today for our Forgotten Memories column, although it is not so forgotten. Nightmare Before Christmas - Plot Animated musical fantasy set in a parallel world where different lands represent different holiday periods. Our hero is Jack Skellington (voice of Chris Sarandon), a man from Halloween who...

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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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How I met your mother: Ted Mosby and the yellow umbrella

How I met your mother: Ted Mosby and the yellow umbrella

In a New York pub, a group of friends usually meet for a beer and some peanuts. When they are together, nothing can stop the fun, unless Ted starts telling one of his architectural anecdotes. Yes, I'm talking about them: Ted, Barney, Robin, Marshall, and Lily. The show we'll cover in this article is How I met your mother. The New York we love Aired for the first time in 2005, since the first episodes, the five friends have been able to show the Big Apple in a new light, spontaneous, familiar,...

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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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Sanctuary: a refuge for everyone

Sanctuary: a refuge for everyone

"To study the miraculous, and to protect against the perilous": this is the motto and the warning for those who work in the network of Sanctuaries, shelters where supernatural beings are protected and studied. The brilliant scientist Helen Magnus heads one of these facilities and is ready to do anything to help her guests stay away from the human eye. Have you guessed which show I'm talking about? Just him, Sanctuary, the Sci-fi television series. A formidable team When for the first time the...

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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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The O.C.: trouble arrives in the Orange Conty

The O.C.: trouble arrives in the Orange Conty

In Newport Beach, in sunny California, in one of the richest neighborhoods of the city, live the Cohen family, stable, solid, and consistent with themselves. But something is about to change, a boy will soon come to move into their dépendance... On the notes of California by Phantom Planet, get your surfboard ready: we are at The O.C., in Orange County. Trouble magnet Who doesn't know Ryan Atwood yet? Certainly, Marissa Cooper has already met him, right on the driveway. That young man with...

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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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WandaVision & Marvel’s inescapable structures

WandaVision & Marvel’s inescapable structures

WandaVision is the first in a sequence of Marvel TV series - or rather, miniseries - since its acquisition by Disney. It aired on Disney+  starting January 15th and recently ended after bringing to the streaming platform an original if not entirely well-landed story of grief and love. Plot Fluctuating between classic TV and the tried-and-tested Marvel Cinematic Universe formula, WandaVision brings to the screen a universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision have built a lovely little suburban...

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Smallville: the guy behind the superhero

Smallville: the guy behind the superhero

Somebody saaaaaave me… Let your warm hand break right through (me) Somebody saaaaaaaave me… I don't care how you do it Just stay (stay with me), stay Come on I've been waiting for youuuuu… In a beautiful farm on the edge of the city lives a boy who moves tractors with one hand; a boy who is allergic to an ugly green rock and has an eternal crush on the girl from the farm next door. This is Clark Kent. Nightowls friends, welcome to Smallville. Wall of Weird Clark Kent is ready to go to high...

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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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The Secret of NIMH – Forgotten Memories

The Secret of NIMH – Forgotten Memories

The Secret of NIMH is a 1982 animated movie produced by Don Bluth Productions and Aurora and based on the novel by Robert C. O'Brien, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. It tells about the adventures of a country mouse and her innumerable offspring. It's another small masterpiece, one that deserves to be brought back for our segment, Forgotten Memories. The Secret of NIMH - Plot Brisby, a little widower mouse with a large family of country mice who live underneath a farming land, finds herself...

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Ted Lasso: grown-up drama & wholesome humour

Ted Lasso: grown-up drama & wholesome humour

Ted Lasso is a comedy show created for the streaming platform Apple TV+ that aired in August 2020. Although it seems to not have made much noise, almost all its viewers seem to agree on its excellence, undoubtedly thanks to its endearing cast, heartwarming humour, and well-crafted characters. Plot Ted Lasso, an enthusiastic and over-affectionate college football coach from Kansas, uproots his life and moves to England after being recruited to coach Richmond’s professional soccer team AFC...

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Dawson’s Creek: the king of romantics

Dawson’s Creek: the king of romantics

The beginning of each story is the most important part, decisive for making the right impression on the audience and essential for the characterization of the characters. Of this, every respectable film director is well aware. But there is a guy from Capeside who has a romantic vision of cinema, and there are still many things he has to learn. His name is Dawson Leery, and the one who always teases him is Joey Potter, his best friend. Then "Action!": get ready to shoot the first scene of...

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And Another (Supernatural) Thing,… – Announcement

And Another (Supernatural) Thing,… – Announcement

Hello, dear readers of Vampire's Tears. This is your And Another (Supernatural) Thing,... host, Chiara, and today I'm writing this article with a sad, but unfortunately necessary, announcement. Due to personal life and other circumstances, I have made the decision to stop working on the ambitious and lengthy project that the podcast turned out to be. While I am a huge fan of the show and will certainly not stop talking about it for a little while longer in my day to day life with other fellow...

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And Another (Supernatural) Thing,… – Episode 3

And Another (Supernatural) Thing,… – Episode 3

Are you guys ready for another episode of And Another (Supernatural) Thing,... ? We sure are! This time our host, Chiara, will be talking about Phantom Traveler and Bloody Mary, two peculiar episodes that deal with fear in very different ways. We also get a tiny glimpse into what's to come, but not too much! As usual, listen to the episode through the player below. Do you agree? What are your thoughts on Phantom Traveler and Bloody Mary and are you liking the show and the podcast so far? Share...

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And Another (Supernatural) Thing,… – Episode 3

And Another (Supernatural) Thing,… – Episode 2

They're coming out faster than you can listen to 'em! The second episode of And Another (Supernatural) Thing,... is officially out! Listen to it through the player below. This time, Chiara will be discussing Wendigo & Dead in the Water. Plus, a brief explanation on why the episodes are coming out so fast. So what do you guys think? Do you like Supernatural so far? Is there anything you found particularly striking of the episodes discussed today? Let us know with a comment below and stay...

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And Another (Supernatural) Thing,… – Episode 3

And Another (Supernatural) Thing,… – A new podcast!

With the conclusion of the CW's Supernatural, one of our members, Chiara, has decided to start a new podcast all about her experience of the show. In this podcast, titled And Another (Supernatural) Thing,... Chiara will be taking a really close look at each and every single episode of the show and doing a brief commentary based on her experience as a long-time fan, her presence in the fandom, and her point of view as a non-American, bisexual woman. Below you can find the first two episodes of...

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Beverly Hills 90210: progenitor of teen dramas

Beverly Hills 90210: progenitor of teen dramas

In the warm and sunny California, in the most exclusive part of Los Angeles, a couple of twins, Brandon and Brenda Walsh, have just moved. A new life awaits them at West Beverly High; Will their typical Minnesota spontaneity be upset by the frivolity of the coast? In the meantime, better give old friends the new address: Beverly Hills 90210. School, new friends, and romantic troubles In 1990, the curtain opened on the lives of some of Beverly Hills' wealthiest children: Dylan McKay, Kelly...

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The Sawyer Massacre: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – Crowdfunding Campaign

The Sawyer Massacre: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – Crowdfunding Campaign

Starting from March 2021, a crowdfunding campaign has kicked off for the making of The Sawyer Massacre, a fan-film inspired by The Texas Chainsaw Massacre set several years before the original that wants to give a more in-depth description of the entire family and its cannibalistic tendencies. A small cameo will be made by John Dugan who played the role of Granpa Sawyer. The campaign is currently active on the IndieGoGo website. The Sawyer Massacre: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - Synopsis While...

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