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Dr. Who 50th Anniversery

Yesterdays episode was fantastic! I know there was a lot of squealing in my household. Other than a lack of the 9th Doctor, it was just perfect. And it broke the Guinness World Record for the largest televised telecast!

I loved Billie’s performance, pure genius! The chemistry between David Tenant and Matt Smith made everything work wonderfully.

The best part for me was John Hurst’s portrayal of the War Doctor. He was sweet and loveable and innocent, while also being strong and intense. The perfect balance in a character playing such a pivotal role.

Now that the special has past it is time to prepare for the Christmas Special, and sadly, the departure of Matt Smith, the 11th Doctor.

Here is the extremely brief tease from BBC:

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Catching Fire

MV5BMTAyMjQ3OTAxMzNeQTJeQWpwZ15BbWU4MDU0NzA1MzAx._V1_SX214_For those of you that didn’t rush out to see the premiere of Catching Fire, you missed out. Movies are always better when the theater is full of people who are genuinely excited about what they are going to see.

Personally, I went to a double feature, showing Hunger Games and Catching Fire back to back. The extra money for the ticket was well worth it! The crowd was hyped, and the energy from the first film flowed seamlessly into the next. It really gave you a feeling of how the two films matched each other. Plus, it was funny to watch the obnoxious guy in front of me laugh after every single line Woody Harrelson (Haymich) said.

In terms of the film itself, Jennifer Lawrence did it again! She was flawless and did a spectacular job portraying the rather complex character, Katniss.  Catching Fire is truer to the book than hunger games was, and I can understand the changes that they made. Somethings in books simply do not translate well on film. It was beautiful, the world of Panem is exquisitely brought into existence, and the arena is even more devastating than before.

The writers were able to counterbalance the striking drama of the story with perfectly timed sarcastic lines from many of the characters. There are plenty of new characters and plenty of old to become newly attached to, but remember, only one person survives the Hunger Games.

I don’t want to give anything away, especially for those who haven’t read the book, but be prepared for the ending. It will leave you majorly hanging! I had so many feelings left over I didn’t know what to do.

This film is going to be all anyone is talking about for the next couple of months, so go out and see it!

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Catching Fire is Almost Here!

www.pinterest.comA more accurate picture of how I feel cannot be found.

Hunger Games was one of the best pictures of last year and it’s sequel is almost here!

If you haven’t seen the movies or read the books, they are about a futuristic society called Panem, where two children from all 12 of the districts are sent into the Hunger Games to fight to the death. Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take the place of her young sister, Prim. She is then sent into the arena to fight against bigger and stronger tributes.

It really is fantastic, if you haven’t heard about it you have been living under a rock.

Jennifer Lawrence stars, and she is one of the nicest people ever. Seriously! I have never seen anything that made me think anything bad about her.

Here is the Catching Fire trailer for your enjoyment:

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Netflix Has Ruined My Life!

murder she wroteI was going to write another list of great movies to watch on Halloween. However, I cannot.

Netflix has removed “Murder, She Wrote” from Netflix!! How am I supposed to keep up with Jessica Fletcher now?!

“Murder, She Wrote” is a typical nosy old woman sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong. But, she solves mysteries all at the same time. The character Angela Lansbury plays is simply endearing. I grew up watching the show, so a certain amount of nostalgia is attached to the show for me. However, I feel like it is still a gem. Despite low production value, the stories are fun and family friendly.

Many people have a certain perspective of this show, but the truth is that it can really surprise you. For instance, there was a whole episode involving Jessica’s cross dressing nephew. Which is a subject I never thought this show would ever talk about.

I am officially going to go out and buy every single season. I don’t need to eat this week, right?

 

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Dr. Who Trailer

It’s finally here! The trailer for the Dr. Who 50th Anniversary Special!

Did you see all of the little tidbits? It’s like an iSpy book in there!

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Hemlock Grove on Netflix

hemlock-grove-poster1Hemlock grove is one of the new series being made by Netflix as they venture into original programming. But I give it a huge thumbs down. about 20 minutes in I had to give up.

It moved extremely slow because it was so full of dialogue. I know that sometimes pilots are just that way, but this was way worse than usual. I just couldn’t make it.

The show has something to do with werewolves and gypsies, but honestly I kept catching myself doing other things instead of watching the TV, so I could be wrong.

What I do know is that a girl was brutally murdered, probably by a werewolf. And the creepy new guy in town probably did it.

If it gets better after the first episode, somebody let me know, and I will give it another try.

You should also be aware that things can get pretty gory.

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Warehouse 13!

MV5BMTQyNTg2OTQ0NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTEzODgyMw@@._V1_SY317_CR9,0,214,317_My sister just introduced me to Warehouse 13, and I must say I was blown away! The amount of creativity that goes into this show is stunning, and the characters are just simply amazing.  They have the best banter and their relationship makes them impossible not to love.

Pete and Myka are our protagonists. Pete is the quirky strong guy and Myka is a strong female character who loves to follow the rules. Each has their own serious emotional baggage and reasons for joining the Warehouse team. However, the show does not take the traditional stance of trying to make Pete and Myka date, in fact, very little about this show could be called typical.

Pete and Myka are former Secret Service agents that have been thrust into this new world of Warehouse 13. What is Ware house 13 you ask? Warehouse 13 and it’s agents are in charge of finding and isolating history’s artifacts that have picked up mysterious powers linked to their past. Like A pen from Edgar Allen Poe or the Looking glass of Lewis Carroll. Some are good some are bad, but they all come with a price.

I simply cannot take my eyes of this show. I think I may have even taken binge watching to a whole new level with this one. Unfortunately, the series is near it’s end, so jump on the band wagon before it’s too late!

Syfy has hit a home run with this show, with out a doubt.

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