Tuesday, July 17

Time for TV Tuesday: Grand Hotel/Secrets of the Nile

Recently Finished:

I had such big hopes for this show, but alas, you cannot win them all. 

The show follows Fouad who comes to his sister’s employer looking for her. Her correspondence ended randomly, so he is worried. Turns out his sister was supposedly fired, but he is still worried. He gets a job at the hotel to do some investigation. 

The first couple of episodes were meh. Lots of character and story building. After which I was hooked. A few episodes in, though, I fell out of love with this story. 

Also, I had a lot of issues because I was not sure when this took place. I had to go look online and find out it was set in the 1950s, but the fashion sometimes seemed way too modern especially the make-up of the girls. It shouldn't bug me...but it did. 

I really was enjoying the characters and all the secrets and story, but a certain event happened and I just rolled my eyes. Too soap opera-ish for my liking. I cannot say WHAT since it a HUGE spoiler. It really deflated the story and the mystery of the show. A huge bummer indeed. 
Maybe someday I will continue watching the show for now? I am moving forward. 
I’ll stamp this with 2 stars. I would give it a 1, but I did really love the characters. They were interesting and I worry about them. 


Melliane said...

that's one I heard about but that I haven't tried

Blodeuedd said...

Nope, not for me!

Carole Rae said...

Melliane, really? It was a random find for me

B, noopppeee

Anachronist said...

Not for me either.