Top 5 Wednesday: Series that got worse with each book/season

Happy Wednesday everyone, and here is another Top 5 Wednesday and the topic is:

December 14th – Series That Got Worse with Each Book/Season
I opened this topic up to TV as well (which T5W is always open to by the way if you can’t think of book answers), but I think this topic is especially good for books and TV. What series started out strong but got increasingly worse with each book?

This will be be tricky because it was very hard to come up or really think about series that got worse with each book, but I am thankful that it included TV shows as well.

Top 5 Wednesday is a group in Goodreads and was formerly created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey and is now done by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. It is open to everyone.

Books:

The Divergent series by Veronica Roth

This is a case of it should have been a duology because while Divergent and Insurgent both had a unique arc and even the ending of Insurgent tied some loose ends and could have been a satisfying conclusion. Allegiant just had the series go in a completely opposite direction that I was hoping for and it really cheapened the series. I also kinda feel bad that the movies will be finished in a form of a made for TV movie.

The Maze Runner trilogy by James Dashner

Okay, this is a series that I actually really like and despite some of the problems I did enjoy reading the books. But the problems I had were mainly with the plot and story, while I did enjoy the characters and loved how they interacted I felt that the story was trying to be like Lost and it started having more questions than answers. I heard that some of the questions get answered in a prequel, and I may pick it up sometime, but I think a series shouldn’t need a prequel in order to answer the questions raised in the series.

The Darkest Minds by: Alexandra Bracken

While I also really like the series, I feel that the last two books are not up to the quality of the first book. I also feel that the third book had a very anti climatic ending which is disappointing because of the build up that the books lead to.

TV shows:

The Walking Dead

This one is a controversial pick but I felt that the series is getting very repetitive as the seasons went on. While the season premiere kept us on the edge of your seats, I feel that for every great episode there are several boring episodes.

American Horror Story

While this is an anthology series, the first two seasons were great TV and delivered the horror and the scares. But once Coven started it was clear that it was going down hill. Freak Show was wasted potential and I am currently watching Hotel and it is good so far but it is no where near up to the quality of Murder House and Asylum.

Those are books that I felt went downhill. Which books/series do you feel went downhill? Let me know in the comments below!

Hype or Like Friday-I Ain’t Scared of the Dark-Scariest Movies/Stories

Happy Friday everyone,

October’s theme for Hype or Like Friday is I Ain’t scared of the dark, to symbolize Halloween and the Book of the Month is  Mrs. Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children.

Hype or Like Friday is a meme created by Jillian, Larkin, and Britt to discuss about hyped books and see if they’re hyped up or not. There would be book of the month that you can read, and the post your review for it on the end of the month, then rate it whether it’s a hype it or like it.

Oct 21-This question is brought to you by: Chrissie @ Bloggin’ and Writing (https://blogginwriting.wordpress.com)

Scariest movie you’ve seen / book you’ve read, this one I will focus primarily on movies.

Halloween (1978)

One of the very first slasher movies I saw many Halloweens ago. It gave me a very scary and Micheal Meyers is a very scary person who kills anything in his way.

The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe

While it isn’t very scary, it was very suspenseful. I remember reading it back in 8th grade and it felt like a psychological thriller, and it was very suspenseful.

The Blair Witch Project

The grandfather of all found footage movies, which had the scare of what you can’t see rather than what you did see. Also the the marketing campaign for the movie was extremely well done and it made it seem like it was a real documentary.

American Horror Story Seasons One and Two

Both Murder House and Asylum are my favorite seasons that both really deliver the scares and horror. It has good use of scary imagery and takes full advantage of the settings.

Those are my favorite scary movies and books. What are you favorite scary movies? Let me know in the comments below.

 

 

Hype or Like Friday-I Ain’t Scared of the Dark: Scariest Settings

 

Happy Friday everyone,

October’s theme for Hype or Like Friday is I Ain’t scared of the dark, to symbolize Halloween and the Book of the Month is  Mrs. Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Hype or Like Friday is a meme created by Jillian, Larkin, and Britt to discuss about hyped books and see if they’re hyped up or not. There would be book of the month that you can read, and the post your review for it on the end of the month, then rate it whether it’s a hype it or like it.

Oct 7th-This question was brought by Donna @ Chocolatenwaffles “It’s locked” The scariest settings/places where you would not want to be stuck.

This list will include mostly TV shows and movies.

Sunnydale High from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

I am a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but honestly Sunnydale High would be an awful high school to go to. I think the fact that it is on top of a Hellmouth is very scary, and school does have a steep death rate among the students. Vampires, Mummies and even Band candy are within this school.

Briarcliff from American Horror Story: Aslyum

An insane asylum where the criminally insane go. It was serial killers, child murderers, killer Santa’s and even the anti-Christ. Asylums are already a scary place, but Briarcliff is insanely scary.

The Overlook Hotel from The Shining

It’s October, I have to include Stephen King and the Overlook Hotel is very scary place, with creepy twins, blood in an elevator and a very creepy maze. I would not want to spend a night in that hotel.

The Amityville House from The Amityville Horror

Murder houses are scary. I would feel so uncomfortable living in a house in which a mass murder took place, and feeling like the spirits of the house creeping in.

That is my list for scariest settings. What scary settings would you not want to be stuck in? Let me know in the comments below.