Serierecensie: Sex Education

Asa Butterfield, Ncuti Gatwa, and Emma Mackey in Sex Education (2019)Creators: Laurie Nunn
Titel:
Sex Education
Seizoen:
1 – 16 afleveringen
Genre:
Comedy, drama
Jaar:
2019
Acteurs:
Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Emma Mackey
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Samenvatting:
The title of this British series is derived from the education of the main character (Otis Milburn played by Asa Butterfield) and his classmates in high school. His mother (Jean Milburn played by Gillian Anderson) is a sex therapist. Through a series of events, Otis becomes a sex therapist in school – for his fellow high students.

This accidentally happens and is recognized by Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey). Maeve sees the financial potential so she forms an agreement where she will find the sexually needy customers for Asa and handle all the business aspects (collecting the money). Asa only has to counsel his classmates in the same manner as his mother does for adults. His mother is very blunt with Asa so dealing with uncomfortable situations comes naturally for Asa as he grows into becoming a therapist.
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Serierecensie: The Umbrella Academy

Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Jack Lewis, Aidan Gallagher, and Emmy Raver-Lampman in The Umbrella Academy (2019)Creators: Jeremy Slater
Titel:
The Umbrella Academy
Seizoen:
1 – 10 afleveringen
Genre:
Superhelden, actie, avontuur
Jaar:
2019
Acteurs:
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castaneda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan
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Samenvatting:
On the same day in October 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.

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Serierecensie: You

Penn Badgley and Elizabeth Lail in You (2018)Creators: Greg Berlanti, Sera Gemble
Titel: You
Seizoen: 1 – 10 afleveringen
Genre: Crime, drama, romance
Jaar: 2018
Acteurs: Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Shay Mitchell
Gebaseerd op het gelijknamig boek van Caroline Kepnes
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Samenvatting:
Based on Caroline Kepnes’ best-selling novel of the same name, YOU is a 21st century love story that asks, “What would you do for love?” When a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer, his answer becomes clear: anything. Using the internet and social media as his tools to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her, a charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle – and person – in his way.
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Recensie: The bad beginning (A series of unfortunate events)

78411Auteur: Lemony Snickett
Titel: The bad beginning, a series of unfortunate events
Genre: jeugdliteratuur, fictie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1999
ISBN: 9780439206471
Aantal bladzijden: 176
Gelezen: 2016
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Omslagtekst:
Dear Reader,

I’m sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news, continuing on through the entire story, disaster lurks at their heels. One might say they are magnets for misfortune.

In this short book alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast.

It is my sad duty to write down these unpleasant tales, but there is nothing stopping you from putting this book down at once and reading something happy, if you prefer that sort of thing.

With all due respect,
Lemony Snicket

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Recensie: Thirteen reasons why

Auteu29844228r: Jay Asher
Titel: Thirteen reasons why
Genre: YA realistische fictie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2007
ISBN: 9781595141712
Aantal bladzijden: 288
Gelezen: April 2017
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Omslagtekst:
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list.

Through Hannah and Clay’s dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.
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