Category Archives: Review

The one with The Untamed Recaps – Episodes 11 to 17

Part 3 of The Untamed recaps (you can read Eps1-5 here and Eps 6-10 here). EPISODE 11 – SU SHE THE ASSHOLE TRAITOR / INDOCTRINATION Introducing… Madame Yu – Yanli and JC’s mum Jinzhu and Yinzhu – Madame Yu’s badass girl bodyguards Wen Xu – Wen Chao’s bro Plot Summary MengYao tells Fanboy Nie, WWX and JC he’s been banished. They… Read more »

The one with The Untamed Recaps – Episodes 6 to 10

Part 2 of The Untamed recaps (you can read Eps1-5 here)… let us continue! EPISODE 6 – Let’s Get Drunk! Introducing… LanYi (as a spirit) – the only female leader of the Lan clan and WWX’s mum’s bestie Plot Summary Grand Master QiRen and WWX’s mum knew each other. Nie, WWX and bro JC drink in WWX’s rooms, LWJ busts… Read more »

The one with The Untamed Recaps – Episodes 1 to 5

So I have just spent a few weeks watching The Untamed, then rewatching a few mid-season eps, then the last ep twice, then rewatching the first two eps again and now I have rewatched the WHOLE THING AGAIN. What is The Untamed, I hear you ask? It’s a Chinese Cultivation drama – a mix of historical/costume intrigue, set in a… Read more »

Versailles S3, Ep2 – The one with Sophie’s return

When we left our intrepid characters, Philippe had stupidly and against all sense, charged off on his own, in the night, without guards (yeah, this would never happen) to the Bastille to find out who this mysterious Duc de Sullun is. And promptly got hit on the nopper. Louis meanwhile, thinks he is hot shit because of all the awesome… Read more »

Versailles S3, Ep1 – The One With The Iron Mask Set Up

So, here we are, mes amis. The final season of Versailles. I had much antipathy coming into my reviews, because I have heard things that frankly, had me in a bad mood before I even began. And so, a warning. There is MUCH I dislike about this season, and so, much ranting will ensue. I do not do this lightly…. Read more »

The one with Versailles’ Season 2 sexy bits

If you can count on anything, it’s Danish cheese to be excellent, Aussies to be obnoxiously “AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!” at sporting events and the British tabloids to get all outraged and ‘OMG how very DARE THEY!” when it comes to nudity on television. And Lordy, do they LOOOOOVE getting all apoplectic about Versailles. The news du jour (well, this week)… Read more »

What can we expect for Versailles Season 3?

As Season Two  currently screens on Aussie TVs and the US impatiently waits until September for their turn, I thought I’d take a shot at what I think will happen in Season Three.  So…. mild spoilers ahoy! Read at your own peril.   ∗ HOW SEASON 2 ENDED: Liselotte was pregnant and not yet showing. Philippe leaves to make war… Read more »

Versailles season 2, episode 10 – deaths, downfalls and departures

So here we are. The finale of Season 2. I hope you’re sitting down because there is A LOT to unpack in this ep. So let us get right to it without further ado. We begin with Montespan in her rooms, in tears, topless and furiously scrubbing herself from a basin. It is clear she is frantic and upset, and… Read more »

Versailles S2, Ep9 – The one with the sacrificing

Bonjour, amis! Before we start on this recap, there’s a few things I have to draw your attention to. It appears to me (correct me if I’m wrong) that Season 2 plays out over a few months. I mean, I don’t see any winter scenes/change of season, any person looking visibly older or any other indications of the massive passing… Read more »

Versailles S2, Ep8 – the one with the royal snub

EPISODE 8 Huzzah! We are on our way back to Versailles! Louis is gonna kick some ass now! The salons will be reopened, the wine will flow, the queen will have to relinquish her little despot ways and things will be joyous again. Right? ….right….? Well, we open with a lovely galloping horses sequence, through water and woods and with… Read more »

Versailles Series 2, Episode 7 – the one with Louis in a nunnery

I must remember, it is 1674. I have absolutely NO CLUE why I thought it was 1670… maybe one of the cast members in an interview? No Idea. But four years later on from Henriette’s death puts us firmly in 1674. We left Louis and William of Orange together in an abbey, didn’t we? And here we are again, in… Read more »

Versailles Series 2, Episode 6 – the one with the orgy

So, where are we? Still in 1670? I am assuming so, but since the Franco Dutch war didn’t happen until 1672 I could totally be mistaken. Anyway, the ep opens with Louis staring down a telescope – apparently invented by the Dutch – at the enemy lines, who are standing a great distance from the French and drumming away. Louis doesn’t… Read more »