Monday, January 17

Christmas-free zone: TV tips for those who are tired of Christmas

IS NOT IT? No, it’s not Daenerys, but Freya Allan as Ciri in season 2 of “The Witcher”.

We all understand that there can be an overdose of Christmas movies, Christmas food and Christmas-everything at Christmas. Here are six great TV tips that have nothing to do with Christmas.

«Lying» (2021-), Discovery +

Norwegian Ulrikke Falch has the main role in this Swedish series with a premiere on Christmas Day. She plays 24-year-old Line who has just been dumped by her boyfriend Julia. Best friend Elin then suggests that the cure for love grief should be “a new bed a week for two months”. The goal is to lie down happily. But does it really work?

LOVE SORROW: Ulrikke Falch as Line in «Lying».

«The Witcher» sesong 2 (2019), Netflix

The new season of this dark series about monsters and humans came just before Christmas. Henry Cavill stars as the mutant Geralt, an outcast bounty hunter who tries to do the right thing but gets plenty of challenges along the way. in the new season we can both expect more action from Freya Allan as Ciri, and see Kristofer Hivju as Nievellen.

Watch Hivju play against Henry Cavill here:

«Hawkeye» (2021-), Disney+

A favorite series right now came in late November. Hawkeye / Clint Barton has been upgraded with a “sidekick” relatively involuntarily, when the bow and all-possible talent Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) hangs on like a clown. It adds an extra comic dimension to the series that also offers stylish fight scenes and excitement in the hunt for the villain behind the villains. The action does take place around Christmas, but just displace that detail – it’s mostly just fun!

NEW DUO: Hailee Steinfeld and Jeremy Renner in «Hawkeye».

“Cobra Kai” Season 4 (2018-), Netflix

“Cobra Kai” has become a kind retelling of “The Karate Kid” from 1984 which picks up the thread when Daniel LaRousso and Johnny Lawrence have grown up and had children themselves. Ralph Maccio and William Zabka resume their old roles – and rivalry – when Lawrence starts up the dojo Cobra Kai. You also get more of Kreese’s back story, and Elisabeth Shue eventually reappears as everyone’s dream lady.

The story offers nostalgic joy, very simple humor and cool martial arts choreography. Season 4 comes on New Year’s Eve.

HARD BEATING: Tanner Buchanan (lying) as Robby Keene, Peyton List as Tory Nichols and Martin Kove as John Kreese in season 4 of «Cobra Kai».

«Arcane: League of Legends» (2021–), Netflix

The saga of the “League of Legends” fighters Vi and Jinx. The first part of “Arcane” was in many ways an origin story for several of the characters in the Riot Games game, but the series also works great for viewers without knowledge of “LoL”: We follow the sisters Violet and Powder who become orphans in the battle between the upper world Piltover and the underworld Zaun. In the underworld, they find creative solutions to survive, but a tragedy causes the sisters to separate again. In the upper world, the elite hunt for magic and power, and the sisters and their acquaintances become involved on several fronts.

The animation is beautiful and magnificent and the story is emotional and hard-hitting.

JINX: One of the main characters in “Arcane”.

«Reservation Dogs» (2021–), Disney+

Our reviewer thought this was “ridiculously good”, and wrote:

“Reservation Dogs” is – despite the wide-open Tarantino reference in the title – neither a slanted comedy nor a brutal orgy of violence.

Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi (“Jo jo Rabbit”, “Thor: Ragnarok”) have created a close, warm and just right shaky story about an indigenous reservation in Oklahoma. A place that does not quite work, but which also does not collapse.

In small, beautifully slow-moving stories, occasionally more moods, the environment and the story unfold. Until then, you visit a bunch of characters with attractions from the beautiful ordinary to the beautiful absurd. “

GJENG: Willie Jack (Paulina Alexis), Elora (Devery Jacobs), Bear (D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai) og Cheese (Lane Factor) i «Reservation Dogs».

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