How to Get Over a Reading Slump

Recently, I was in the worst reading slump I've had in a while. It was a combination of a few different things that resulted in me doing the opposite of catching up on my Goodreads challenge or picking up anything I was actually planning on reading. I finally got out of the slump after about a month, and I think I'm back on track with reading now. You would think winter is the best time to read (and it is), but so many of us just feel completely unmotivated to do anything other than binge watch Netflix, or get lost in the YouTube "related videos" spiral. Today, I wanted to talk about some common reasons that may be keeping you from reading (I've experienced all of those firsthand), and what helps me deal with them.

If Nothing Sounds Exciting

When this happens to me, the only thing that actually gets me reading is picking up something entirely different: a book from a genre I don't normally read, a book that has a pretty cover, a book what isn't on my to-read list that I've just heard about somewhere... You get the point. Be adventurous! Or pick up a format you haven't tried before: an illustrated book, or a memoir audiobook narrated by the author, or one of the many comic books out there. Just try something new. Speaking of comic books, I recently posted about my current favorites here, and also reviewed the Locke & Key comic book series in this video.

If You Don't Feel like You Have the Time

I have one word for you: Audible. Personally, I can't stand nursing a book 10-15 pages at a time—I like to sit down and actually dedicate some time to reading. I find that the story just flows better that way. When it comes to audiobooks though, you can multitask: whether you're stuck in traffic, cleaning, cooking, working out, painting your walls—whatever the chore is, you can listen to a book.

If You Think You Should Be Reading One Thing, but You Want to Read Something Else

I don't know about you, but sometimes I try to tell myself I really should read something more "advanced", and/or something everyone ELSE is talking about that I don't have that much interest in. Everyone says I should read it, so maybe I should, right? This often results in me not reading anything because I still don't want to read the thing I "should" be reading, but I'm also not picking up what I want (because I keep thinking I will pick up the other thing). If you're like me, stop it. There is no right or wrong with reading. Read what you want—it's supposed to be enjoyable.

If You Are Overwhelmed by Your Choices

Sometimes you just want to read everything, and picking what to read first is a struggle. Make it fun! Pick with your eyes closed, or try a TBR jar: write down all of the unread book titles you own on small pieces of paper, throw them into a jar, and pick a random one. You will be pleasantly surprised by your pick, or realize what book you've been hoping to pull out of the jar—either way, you'll know what you're reading next. You can even make your TBR jar into a fun DIY project: personalize it, and make it a part of your bookshelf decor or work space!

If You Just Don't Feel like Reading

It's OK to take a break, don't force yourself—it's the worst thing you can do in this situation. Forcing yourself to read when and/or what you don't want to is one of the fastest ways to fall out of love with reading in general. You don't want to do that, do you? Give yourself a break, you will start craving a new story sooner than you think. Of course, sometimes we have to read something for work or school, but even then it's important to take a mental break, and give yourself a chance to be ready to take in more information.

Have you experienced a reading slump recently? How did you deal with it?


Oscar Sunday 2015 | My Favorites

2015 Oscar nominees for Best Picture

Last year I wrote a post about the upcoming Academy Awards in which I mentioned some of my predictions, but mainly talked about my personal opinions about the nominees. Today, I was going to do the same thing, but then realized I don't really want to try to guess what a bunch of people have decided to vote for—I have been disappointed/annoyed/infuriated by them plenty of times. So I'm going going to tell you about my favorites, and I would love to know what yours are as well!

Now, before I get into this let me say a couple of things. First of all, I don't believe in the whole "this person was nominated 5 times and should have won 3 years ago" shenanigans—there is a lifetime achievement award for that. I believe in evaluating work within the particular film. And second of all, I'm not going over every single category—only the ones that interest me the most. That would normally include Cinematography as well, but somehow I haven't seen most of the films nominated there. Now, onto the nominees.

Best Visual Effects

The Nominees: Captain America: The Winter SoldierDawn of the Planet of the ApesGuardians of the GalaxyInterstellarX-Men: Days of Future Past

I've heard so many people talk about how glorious the visual effects were in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but though I do think they were impressive, I can't say that I ever forgot about the fact that I was looking at CGI. Interstellar on the other hand had me completely immersed in its world. From space horizons and the black hole, to the landscapes of far away planets this film not only looks real, but is also beautifully imaginative. I doubt another movie will steal the award, but if that happens I'll be severely confused.

Best Original Score

The Nominees: Alexandre Desplat for The Grand Budapest HotelAlexandre Desplat The Imitation GameHans Zimmer for InterstellarGary Yershon for Mr. Turner, Jóhann Jóhannsson for The Theory of Everything

My question is: what happened to nominating Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for Gone Girl? I definitely thought that score fit the movie perfectly and told a story of its own. That being said, I'm rooting for Hans Zimmer (as I usually am). The man is a genius, and his score for Interstellar is fantastic. 

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Nominees: Jason Hall for American SniperGraham Moore for The Imitation Game, Paul Thomas Anderson for Inherent Vice, Anthony McCarten for The Theory of EverythingDamien Chazelle for Whiplash

Once again, my question is: what happened to Gone Girl? Gillian Flynn did a fantastic job adapting her own novel. The subtle changes she made worked out for the better, every character came through the way they were meant to, and I will go as far as saying the ending made more sense in the movie than it did in the book. Definitely a snub here. My other favorite is, of course, Whiplash—my favorite movie of 2014. Give Damien Chazelle some love—he deserves it. I had to remind myself to breathe while I was watching that film, and the screenplay had a lot to do with that. Also, the things that J.K. Simmons said in this one... those alone deserve an award.

Best Original Screenplay

The Nominees: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo for Birdman, Richard Linklater for BoyhoodE. Max Frye and Dan Futterman for FoxcatcherWes Anderson and Hugo Guinness for The Grand Budapest HotelDan Gilroy for Nightcrawler

To me, Birdman is an obvious leader here, by a mile. Yes, The Grand Budapest Hotel is impressive, but Birdman is just on another level. From dialogue to overall structure, and the fact that this film is pretty much about EVERYTHING, the screenplay is brilliant. I really have nothing else to say. It's perfect.

Best Supporting Actor

The Nominees: Robert Duvall for The Judge, Ethan Hawke for Boyhood, Edward Norton for Birdman, Mark Ruffalo for Foxcatcher, J.K. Simmons for Whiplash

Naturally, J.K. Simmons. His performance as Fletcher (or as Jeremy Jahns likes to call him "King Dick of the Universe") is intense, terrifying, and flawless. A lot of people agree that he pretty much "makes" Whiplash, and I absolutely cannot imagine anyone else playing this role. If he does not win, it will be a sign that the apocalypse has officially begun. Zombies are coming.

Best Supporting Actress

The Nominees: Patricia Arquette for Boyhood, Laura Dern for Wild, Keira Knightley for The Imitation Game, Emma Stone for Birdman, Meryl Streep Into the Woods

I'm not going to lie, I'm not super invested in this category this year. I'm pretty sure Patricia Arquette beats everyone, by far. However, that's also because I don't think anyone comes close to the emotional or physical scope of her role in Boyhood. As much as I want to root for my forever-woman-crush Keira Knightley, I just don't think her role gave her many opportunities to showcase emotional depth. 

Best Actor

The Nominees: Steve Carell for Foxcatcher, Bradley Cooper for American Sniper, Benedict Cumberbatch for The Imitation Game, Michael Keaton for Birdman, Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything

Alright, prepare for the rant. Dear Academy... WTF?! Did everyone space out while they were watching Nightcrawler? Or are we too uptight / politically correct / whatever the hell else to nominate someone for playing a sociopath? I mean, Jake Gyllenhaal is a different person in this film! He is the definition of this category. And yet, there is a nomination for Steve Carell's role in Foxcatcher? REALLY? If you can't tell, I'm upset about this. Out of the choices given, I'm going with Michael Keaton for Birdman, because he was outstanding in it. He is the only person I was OK with getting the award over Gyllenhaal. You know, BEFORE Gyllenhaal got majorly robbed of his nomination. I can't even.

Best Actress

The Nominees: Marion Cotillard for Two Days, One Night, Felicity Jones for The Theory of Everything, Julianne Moore for Still Alice, Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl, Reese Witherspoon for Wild

Alright, so the only two films I've actually seen in this category are Gone Girl and The Theory of Everything, and out of those two I would definitely side with Rosamund Pike. That being said, from what I've seen of Still Alice, Julianne Moore absolutely kills it and deserves the award. I don't feel like I can really form a fair opinion here without watching all of these though. 

Best Director

The Nominees: Alejandro González Iñárritu for Birdman, Richard Linklater for Boyhood, Bennett Miller for Foxcatcher, Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel, Morten Tydlum for The Imitation Game

Foxcatcher strikes again! This nomination spot should have gone to Ava DuVernay for Selma. However, I'm hoping Alejandro González Iñárritu gets this one for Birdman. As I've said before, this film is simply brilliant. I have never seen anything like it—every shot is a work of art, a masterpiece. 

Best Picture

The Nominees: American Sniper (Clint Eastwood), Boyhood (Richard Linklater), Birdman (Alejandro González Iñárritu), The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson), The Imitation Game (Morten Tyldum), Selma (Ava DuVernay), The Theory of Everything (James Marsh), Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)

As I have already mentioned, Whiplash is my favorite film of 2014 (and currently one of my favorite films ever), so of course I want it to win best picture. I would throw a party if it won best picture. It's not just the acting, or the screenplay, or the cinematography, or the way it made my heart race,—it's all of those things, as well as the questions the film asks. I truly believe art should make you think and feel things, and Whiplash does that easily. I will also be content if the award goes to Birdman for all the reasons I've already mentioned in this post. 

Who are you rooting for this Sunday? Do you wish some the nominees were different?


Inspired by... Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

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Any movie that makes glasses look cool is my kind of movie. Kingsman: The Secret Service is one of them—it's a spy action comedy that has its characters kicking ass in style. The look I decided to go for is mainly inspired by Gazelle (played by Sofia Boutella)—the main villain's deadly sidekick. Not only does she have blades for her feet (how freaking terrifying is that?), but her eyeliner is on point the entire movie. Her makeup throughout the film is mostly natural, with nude lipstick and bronzed cheeks, but the cat eye liner and strong brows definitely make a statement along with her blunt bangs. Now, the blunt bangs are something I couldn't recreate, but I tried my best with the rest. 

After applying my foundation and filling in my eyebrows, I made sure to emphasize my cheekbones by applying bronzer in the hollows of my cheeks, and lightly contouring the temples (I used my favorite cream formula—Soleil Tan De Chanel). After that, I added a bit of Milani's Luminosoa warm peach-colored blush, to the apples of my cheeks. Onto the eyes, I first used Urban Decay eyeshadow in Sin all over my lids, in the inner corners, and blended it towards my brow bones—you want to use an eyeshadow that's closest to your skin tone with a satin finish. Then I blended a tiny bit of Urban Decay Smog into my crease to give it some definition—use an eyeshadow that's a few shades darker than your natural skin tone (you can even use a bronzer for this step). Both of these shades can be found in the Ammo Palette. After that, I went in with my favorite black liquid liner pen—Kat Von D Tattoo Liner—to create the cat eye liner look. I also used the Stila Smudge Stick liner in Stingray to line my upper waterline, and smudged a tiny bit of it right under my bottom lashes. To finish up, I applied plenty of mascara, and put on my natural pink lipstick of choice—Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick in Fig. That's it! You have a villain in the making.

And of course, I had to try on the Kingsman glasses look—my RayBan optics came in handy for that. Don't forget to complete the look with a pants suit, and remember: "Oxfords, not Brogues".

I hope you enjoyed this post—it was certainly fun to play with makeup for this look, and it's something that is very wearable on a daily basis. If you want to hear my thoughts on the movie itself, check out the video below!


Five Things Friday: Comic Book Series You Should Be Reading

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I started getting into comic books last year, and it really has been an incredible journey. There are so many exciting series out there, with fascinating stories and stunning artwork. I swear, there is something for everyone—pretty much any genre you can think of exists in comic book form. Today, I wanted to share my current favorites with you. I think if I had to pinpoint why I'm loving these so much, I would have to say that they're all unique stories in their own ways. I also love how the artwork matches the mood and setting of each series. Reading comic books definitely made me so much more aware of different art styles, and I love seeing how the artists choose to tell a particular story through images.

The Wicked + The Divine

Story: Kieron Gillen Artwork: Jamie McKelvie (Artist), Matt Wilson (Colorist)
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Mythology
Publisher: Image Comics

When I heard about the premise of this series, I knew it was going to be right up my alley: every 90 years 12 gods reincarnate as humans, staying alive for 2 years. This time around they are here as pop stars. The main character, a teenage girl named Laura, is obsessed with them, and one day she actually gets a chance to get closer to their world. One of the things that drew me in was that the characters and their abilities are deeply rooted in mythologies from all over the world. The nerd in me rejoiced! Because I decided to spend some time looking up these gods, The Wicked + The Divine has contributed to me learning quite a few new things in just a few issues. Of course, I love the story as well: it's very eventful, but also complex and mysterious. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous: very colorful and beautifully detailed. If I was forced to pick a favorite, I would definitely choose this series.

Saga

Story: Brian K. Vaughan Artwork: Fiona Staples
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy
Publisher: Image Comics

I considered not including this one in my list because so many people already love it, but then I realized my list would be a lie without it. On the off chance that you haven't heard about this comic book series, it's about star-crossed lovers, Marko and Alana. Despite being on the opposite sides of an intergalactic war, they fall in love, and have a baby. A lot of people are after them now, since this is not only forbidden, but also was considered to be impossible. Saga has some of the most unusual and creative species you can imagine. It's also VERY graphic, in both violence and nudity. Aside from the main storyline, there are multiple subplots that are just as interesting as Marko's and Alana's fate. Basically, this comic book series is the definition of "epic". 

Locke & Key

Story: Joe Hill Artwork: Gabriel Rodríguez (Artist), Jay Fotos (Colorist)
Genre: Horror, Fantasy
Publisher: IDW Publishing

The only finished series on this list, Locke & Key is written by Joe Hill—the author of novels such as Horns and NOS4A2 (and also the son of the famous Stephen King). The story revolves around the Locke family, who moves into an old mansion called the Keyhouse. As you may have guessed, this isn't your traditional home: the twist is that it hides many keys that open special doors. Whoever walks through one of these doors is transformed in different ways. Though the premise sounds like paranormal mystery, this series is definitely part of the horror genre. As such, it includes violence and gore that tends to jump out of nowhere—it's freaking creepy. If you're easily spooked, this is definitely not something you want to read before bed. I will be posting a full review of Locke & Key soon, so the last thing I want to say about it right now is that it has fantastic character development, and a rich backstory that gradually gets revealed throughout the series.

UPDATE: you can now check out my full review of the series here.

Wytches

Story: Scott Snyder Artwork: Jock (Artist), Matt Hollingsworth (Colorist)
Genre: Horror, Paranormal
Publisher: Image Comics

Now, if you're in the mood for something even creepier, I present to you Wytches. There are only four issues out at the moment, but I was hooked after just one. As you have probably guessed, this comic book series has to do with witches. However, they're not your typical potion-brewing broom-flying scary-yet-glamorous witches—the witches in this series are primal, scary creatures. They live in the forest, and if you've been pledged to them you're pretty much fucked. Aside from the story that I couldn't get enough of, this comic book series has the most beautiful artwork. It's very unique, detailed, gritty, but also vibrant and colorful. If you take a closer look at the photo (by clicking on it) you will see splashes of color all over the pages that almost make it look like someone spilled some watercolors on it. I'm mesmerized by this art!

Alex + Ada

Story: Jonathan Luna, Sarah Vaughn Artwork: Jonathan Luna
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance
Publisher: Image Comics

Finally, for something completely different, I think you should give Alex + Ada a try. So far, this series has been a futuristic science fiction romance that involves a human and an android. In the future, androids are widely used by humans: they range from simple robots that do household chores to complex ones that some people choose to adopt as companions. Our main character, Alex, is randomly gifted with such an android. This is not an action-packed comic book series, but that's not a bad thing: a lot of people have compared it to films such as Her and Blade Runner, and I can definitely agree. Alex + Ada has surprised me by tugging on my heart strings, and also presenting a lot to think about. The artwork here is very simple, with a lot of earth tones, but it's perfect for the feel of this story.

Have you read any of these yet? Are you planning to?


Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton | Book Review

Series: Seeker (Book #1)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Page Count: 448
Release Date: February 10, 2015

★★☆☆☆

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As you can tell from my rating, Seeker is a fantasy novel I did not get along with. I very rarely leave a book unfinished—usually, I'm determined to finish whatever I've started, but after reading almost half of this (45% to be exact) I knew I had no desire to continue. This novel is said to be "for readers of A Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games", but let me assure you: it has nothing to do with either of those books. I really wish this book comparison as an marketing technique trend would stop.

At the beginning of the novel, we are introduced to three main characters: Quin, Shinobu, and John, who are in training to become Seekers. If you're wondering what a Seeker is, you'll be wondering that for a while. What we're told is that it's an old honorable tradition, and that a Seeker protects the weak and the wronged. That's as specific as the job description gets. However, there is a twist: apparently, the Seekers are not who they used to be, but once again nobody reveals what's wrong. Some of the adults know the truth, but they won't tell the trainees. Also, John knows what's wrong, but he won't warn anyone either—not even Quin, the girl he's in love with. Once the trainees take their oath, their lives are changed forever.

This sounds like a reasonably interesting premise, right? Here is the thing: there is so much withheld information, that you may start wondering if there is an explanation to begin with. The moment you think you will finally find out what's so terrible about Seekers, you don't—the chapter ends on a cliffhanger, and the next one begins after the "event". After reading almost half of Seeker, I still can barely explain what's going on. There is also this other group called Dreads, and I never understood what they were either, apart from being really fast and fighting really well. 

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The setting isn't any less confusing: it's future Scotland, the kind with aircars, sleek tall buildings, and advanced science, but somehow the Seekers seem like they're hundreds of years behind. They're still fighting with swords, and riding horses. They train with guns, but that's not a weapon they are meant to fight with. They talk about "choosing mates" at 16, and their parents' marriages were arranged. Why is this happening? 

And then, of course, you will not forget that you're reading a Young Adult novel because you are immediately faced with a love triangle, that includes forbidden love. You will also be told how to pronounce words, and reminded on multiple occasions that alcohol is bad. As for the writing, I didn't think it was particularly special. The pacing was good, there was some decent action, and the characters weren't actually all that bad. But let's be honest: "not that bad" is not a rave review either.

Overall, Seeker lacked a lot of what I love about fantasy: complex and interesting world building, characters and circumstances I care about, anything that can be called "epic", or any kind of grit. I'm sorry, this just wasn't for me, and it's DEFINITELY not a blend of A Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games. If you want to read a fantasy series about a Seeker who fights evil alongside his companions, check out the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind instead.

Have you heard about Seeker? Are you planning to pick it up?

Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley from Random House Children's in exchange for an honest review.


January Book Haul | 2015

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The sales got to me, my friends. This looks like a ridiculous amount of books to randomly buy in one month, but I promise you, I did not pay full price for most of these: between BookOutlet, Barnes & Noble sale/coupon codes, and Amazon discounts, the only book that cost me more than $10 was The Girl on the Train (I wanted this specific cover, OK? I talked about it in this post) So, let's talk about what else I have here.

One of the first books I ordered in January was All Than is Solid Melts into Air, which is set around the Chernobyl disaster. As someone who had to grow up with the aftermath of this event, I am very curious about this book. I also picked up The Enchanted and The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, which both involve magical realism—a genre I have not explored yet. I don't really know much about them, and I actually like the idea of going into them without any set expectations.

On the lighter side of things, I decided to read The Silver Linings Playbook because I loved the movie, as well as Matthew Quick's Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock (which was one of my favorite books I read last year). I also thought I would give The Rosie Project a shot—I've heard that this is a quite funny contemporary book, with some romance. This isn't a genre I normally read, but you have to explore new things, right? Same goes for Rainbow Rowell's Landline, though I don't think it's supposed to be as funny. 

Somewhere along the way, I decided I really wanted to get into David Mitchell's books, so I went with Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks. Both of these novels are a blend of mystery, historical fiction, science fiction, and fantasy (enough genres there for ya?) They involve many characters throughout the years, that are somehow connected. Basically, if you've seen the movie version of Cloud Atlas, you know what I'm talking about.

Lastly, this wouldn't be a real haul from me if there weren't any paranormal and fantasy books in here. I got Joe Hill's NOS4A2, because I was really intrigued by his imagination after reading Locke & Key comic book series. Apparently, this is also a paranormal/fantasy thriller. On the other side of the spectrum, Cinder is a fairy tale retelling, in which Cinderella is a cyborg (say, what?) Finally, The Bone Season is a science fiction fantasy novel (and first book in a series) that has to do with a girl who can break into other people's minds. Sounds like fun to me. 

Have you read any of these books? What books have you bought recently?
By the way, if you want to know what I've read in January and what I'm planning to read in February, check out the video below:


4 TV Shows to Binge Watch

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I don't know about you, but all of the shows I watch are currently on break, and it's making me sad. The two times a year this happens (summer and winter) is usually when I start looking for new ones, and binge watching them. You would think I would try to pace myself, make sure I don't run out of stuff to watch again, but no. First of all, if the show is good, I'm too impatient to find out what's next, but also the internet is dark and full of spoilers—I try to get through the episodes before anyone spoils some major recent event for me. Anyways, I figured some of you may be in the same situation, looking for shows to watch, and I have a few suggestions.

Shockingly, my all-time favorite show Game of Thrones is not on this list. I thought I've talked about it enough already, and you know by now that if you're not watching it I'm worried about your priorities. But here are four other shows I think you should check out:

Vikings

OK, more people need to know about this one. I think it doesn't get enough buzz because it's on the History channel, and people dismiss it based on that. Trust me, this show is so well made, the actors are great, the setting is beautiful, AND it's historically accurate. Obviously, this show is about Vikings, but particularly Ragnar Lothbrok—a legendary Norse ruler. There are a lot of fun and strong characters in the show, and you can read about all of them elsewhere, but beware of spoilers—the show follows legends and historical findings very closely. I started watching this show to have something to hold me over until Game of Thrones comes back on, but ended up marathoning though both seasons in a little over week. Now I need something to hold me over until Vikings comes back as well...

Orphan Black

I don't really know how much to tell you about this one. Basically, it's about a young woman named Sarah, who sees another woman jump in front of the train. Sarah manages to see her face, and realizes they look exactly the same. After the incident, she decides to look through the woman's purse, and investigate who she was and what kind of life she led. Along the way, Sarah realizes that she may have more "twins". I'm going to leave it at that. If you don't know what the deal is—just go with it. If you've heard what the show is about—don't worry, there is plenty more to discover. Orphan Black has it all: great writing, great acting, interesting characters, and a fascinating plot. I can't wait for it to come back on this spring!

House of Cards

I've already mentioned this show in a TV show favorites post last year, but I have to say, the closer it gets to season 3 the more excited I am. If political dramas are your thing—you must check this out. Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright deliver powerhouse performances, and the show has so much intrigue—I just can't get enough of it. It's definitely a show that builds towards the later episodes, but the buildup itself is brilliant. This show alone makes my Netflix subscription worth the money. Season 3 is scheduled to be released on February 27th, and you best believe I'm not available for social interactions that weekend.

Hannibal

Have you seen The Silence of the Lambs? Yup, it's about THAT guy, but a younger version of him. The show centers around Will Graham, who is an FBI investigator, and Dr. Hannibal Lecter—a brilliant forensic psychiatrist. Think of a darker, more twisted take on Dexter. This show is a very suspenseful psychological thriller that doesn't need to rely on withholding information from the audience. You know what's happening, you know where this is going, and that makes it even more interesting—the writing is excellent. The show's eerie ambiance adds to the suspense, and if you didn't think Mads Mikkelsen was creepy enough in Casino Royale, you're in for a treat. I haven't watched the second season yet, but I can't wait to marathon through it before season 3 starts this summer. 

Have you watched any of these? What are your favorite shows to binge watch?