Category Archives: TV Show

Oblivion *Review*

Hello folks! Long time no see!

Sorry about not posting for so long, we’ve been a little caught up settling into our new jobs. But that’s enough excuses, down to business! I was the only one in our family who didn’t get to see Oblivion in the cinema, so needless to say I was excited to watch it when we got it on Blu-ray.

Now from what I had heard it was a movie to confuse you, like the matrix, but I can’t say it was really that complicated. A little outlandish maybe, but not confusing. There were some good plot twists towards the end but it was a little slow going at the start. I understand that it was needed to set up the movie, but I did find myself wanting to have a look at my phone.

There weren’t any overly memorable scenes from the film except for the last scene with Morgan Freeman. I liked the film, but it’s not one of Tom Cruise’s’ best pieces.

As an introduction to watching Blu-ray instead of DVDs it was a gentle way into it, which was quite nice, and I would watch it again, although maybe not for a little while.

That’s all for now. P.S Happy Sherlock day!

HD

1 Comment

Filed under Film, TV Show

The 12th Doctor is in the House

Hello everyone!

Now unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 24 hours you cannot have failed to notice quite an important announcement in the world of Doctor Who . . . the identity of Matt Smiths replacement.

I am not going to tip-toe around the identity as it is pretty impossible to avoid this spoiler, so without further ado the 12th incarnation of The Doctor is . . . .

 

 

 

 

Peter Capaldi!!

 

Appearing in episodes of both Doctor Who (The Fires of Pompeii) and Torchwood and being a massive Doctor Who fan himself I think that Peter is an excellent choice to carry on the role of the Timelord after Matt. Being a fan means that he will bring the same enthusiasm and passion for the role that was seen with David Tennant, who was also a massive Doctor Who fan when he got the part.

He also happens to be a fantastic actor and comedian, which means there will almost certainly be lots of comic moments that we have gotten accustomed to, and I have no doubt (unlike Heather) that he will be perfect for the show and a refreshing change from Matt Smith (not that I won’t miss Matt). Moffat has a way of always making the right choices when it comes to these big roles (just look at how perfect Matt was after David left) and the fact that his ‘short list’ consisted of only Peter Capaldi clearly shows he is extremely confident that now is the right time to bring Peter in to take over.

I for one cannot wait to see what his outfit is going to be like (I hope it will be slightly quirky), what his first words are going to be (he’s still not ginger!) and what the Doctors relationship with River will be like after the regeneration (if that story does indeed continue). I also hope that the TARDIS will get another redecoration but seen as it has been redecorated twice in Matts era I can’t see it happening . . . for a while anyway.

So after a busy weekend for Sherlockians, Whovians and Mr Moffat I will leave you with a lovely picture of the new Doctor and we will wait for the clock to strike 12 on Christmas day!

Peter Capaldi: The Twelfth Doctor

We would also love to hear any of your thoughts and comments about Capaldi and what you hope his incarnation will be like!

CD

 

Leave a comment

Filed under TV Show

Sherlock Series 3 *scream*

Hello my little nerdlings!

Guess what?

We’ve been given a teaser trailer for Sherlock series 3. WOOP!

It was shown this Friday, after the re-run of the last episode of series 2. Needless to say me and Chrissi were glued to the telly. It wasn’t much but it has certainly whetted our  appetite.

Here’s the trailer, courtesy of our faithful friend YouTube;

Thanks BBC.

You know, even after two years, we still can’t figure out how he did it.

MOFFAT!!!

HD

1 Comment

Filed under TV Show

Comic-Con 2013; TV show highlights!

Hi  there thunder-buddies!!

So, Comic-Con is over for another year, and we still didn’t go :(.  But, we do have some highlights for you! Now CD is taking care of the movie side of it, so I’ll take you through all of the TV Show-based news that caught our eye. There’s only a few, but they are all pretty awesome, so I think you’ll like this.

Once Upon a Time

This relatively new show has done a very good job of capturing our attention over the first two series. And at Comic Con this year we got some inside info on which of our beloved childhood characters will be joining the fray. The most exciting revel is that Ariel from Little Mermaid will be joining the towns people of Storybrooke. Although the character hasen’t been cast yet we’re sure they’ll pick someone good. My personal suggestion is Emmy Rossum. She has a voice that lives up to the tales of mermaids being sirens of the sea.

We also found out that Peter Pan will be joining the cast, however he’s not how we remember him from the tales, with co-creator Eddy Katsis saying he will ‘frighten some people’. I think we are all agreed that we look forward to see these new additions to the cast, and hopefully some more!

The Big Bang Theory

Although there were no big plot revels for series seven of Big Bang, the panel had a lot of fun at Comic Con this year. Bernadette (AKA Melissa Rauch) moderated the panel which was introduced by none other than Professor Steven Hawking. He made several references to the show during his speech including reciting the theme song! Halfway through the panel a member of the audience in Star Wars Costume joined the stage who was reviled to be Johnny Galecki (AKA Leonard) much to the audiences joy.

The Vampire Diaries & The Originals

Many of the cast for Vampire Diaries and the Originals turned up to Comic Con this year, delighting the fans. A trailer for the new series of Vampire Diaries was shown which had a detailed recap of the first four series, then showed a reviled baddie Silas addressing the townsfolk of Mystic Falls. Me thinks this spells trouble for all super naturals involved!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/22/the-vampire-diaries-season-5-video_n_3633493.html

Footage was also released for the new spin-off show the Originals. It has also been reviled that the first episode will show the story of Klaus going back to New Orleans from the Vampire Diaries again, but his time from Elijah’s’ point of view. Needless to say as a Joseph Morgan fan I am very excited for this new show to start!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq-GxCpgXSw

Agents of SHIELD

This went down very well this year, and many people in the Marvel-sphere are buzzing for this new show to come out. In a surprising twist Joss Whedon unveiled not a clip for the new series, but the whole pilot episode! It went down a storm and confirmed the return of Clark Gregg’s Character Agent Phil Coluson. It was also reviled that Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) will appear in several episodes. 

N

Now for our beloved English TV Shows;

Doctor Who

There is a ridiculous amount of speculation surround the 50th anniversary of this British Institution of a show. All I’m going to divulge is that Matt Smith (11th Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), David Tennant (10th Doctor) and Billie Piper (Rose Tyler) will be in it. There are rumors of Queen Elisabeth I being in it, and the Darleks. Steven Moffat has also said that he has ‘lied his arse off’ about who is and isn’t going to be in the episode. So hope for the return of Captain Jack Harkness yet!! That is all I’m going to say on the matter, because it gets very complicated and confusing the more you read about it.

Sherlock

This is all you need for Sherlock:

I love that man 🙂

So, enjoy all the offerings and I’ll be back tomorrow with a review of The Worlds End!

HD

1 Comment

Filed under TV Show

Our introduction to ‘The Moff’

Hi there folks! 

What up guys!

So we thought our next post should be about something (or should that be someone) that has had a massive affect on our lives. As devoted fans of both Doctor Who and Sherlock, Steven Moffat (‘The Moff’) has given us some fantastic TV moments. But these programs were not the first time we experienced the talents of Mr Moffat. 

We were first introduced to Moffats work when our parents allowed us to watch series 4 of a little British comedy called Coupling. We didn’t know it at the time but this was to be the last series of the program but we had all the previous series on DVD and we soon became hooked.

*You first saw series 4. I had seen some of the other episodes before on DVD.

Ok, the point is we both love this strange comedy program that introduced us to the world of ‘Unflushables’, ‘The Giggle-loop’ and ‘The cupboard of Patrick’s Love’.

Ahh the giggle-loop, it has ruined so many serious events for us. Anyway, Couplings main characters, Steve and Susan, just so happen to be based on none other than our own Steven Moffat and his lovely wife Sue Vertue. Personally my favourite character is Jeff (played by Richard Coyle)

Ohh Jeffrey . . . A strange and wonderful character that has kept us laughing long after the series finished back in 2004 – Humm that’s nearly ten years, wonder if Moffat has any time spare to make an anniversary episode?

That would be pretty awesome. Take the reins for a bit I want to finish my jaffa cake.

Very professional Heather. However awesome that may be, i don’t think an anniversary episode is on the cards. Since Moffat is tied up with the 50th year of Doctor who, bringing Sherlock back from the dead  as well as looking for the 12th regeneration of the Timelord, coupled with the fact many people don’t seem to like Coupling all that much for some reason.

Well, we shall just have to write to him and see what happens. And now that I have finished my jaffa cake I would like to point out that, um, bugger I’ve gone blank. Help?

Ok i’ll take over, we haven’t really explained why we love this program so much. It’s not only the uniquely weird and wonderful characters but also the dynamics between them all. The main theme throughout the program is sex and relationships and how the six main characters struggle with this area of their lives.

Also the fact that it can make you pee yourself from laughing gives the show extra brownie points. If  you want a more naked and detailed plot summary go here –> http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0237123/plotsummary?ref_=tt_stry_pl

There’s plenty to enjoy for all the family sorry actually it’s quite rude so probably best not to share with ALL the family, especially in the ‘Naked’ episode . . .

Yep, that one does get pretty naked 😉 So in summary, you should all watch Coupling it’s awesome and you’ll love it. The hypno-toad says you should.

What the?

Anyway yes it is an awesome series and i would recommend it to anyone as a fascinating introduction to a more relaxed and fun Moffat style.

He’s sooooo changeable!! *awesome Moriarty impression* Oh my god, Moffat IS Moriarty!!!!! DUN DUN DURRRRRR!!

*Shocked gasp*

I don’t think Andrew Scott will be too pleased with this revelation! On the subject of Sherlock we will inevitably post quite a bit on this as the third series approaches, as well as the goings on in the world of Doctor who during it’s 50th anniversary. But as a starter to the world of ‘The Moff’ we recommend Coupling.

Starring:

Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean)

Gina Bellman (Leverage)

Sarah Alexander (Stardust -not that you would recognise her!)

Kate Isitt (Half light)

Ben Miles (V for Vendetta, and the upcoming Dracula TV series)

Richard Coyle (Prince of Persia and my personal favourite actor to be the next Doctor )

And in the fourth series Richard Mylan (Grownups)

So Check it out. Here’s a picture of the cast for you all:

Copyright BBC 2000-2004

I have to go groom my rabbit so, Laterz!

HD

Alright see you all soon!

CD

Leave a comment

Filed under TV Show