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.
This morning the makers of Dr. Who released yet another Mini episode to lead up to the 50th Anniversary Special. Aptlt named “The Last Day” because it is the last day before the Special!!!
Are you ready?
To help celebrate make sure to visit the UK Google page and play the really fun Dr. Who game they transformed the logo into. But be careful, its addictive!
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!
A 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:
A very confusing, yet exciting prospect, due to his death in the film series. But in this world superheroes exist so anything is possible, right? The show follows a small team of agents that Coulson has formed after he has been brought back to life. Some of my friends have been a little confused by this show, which is fair because the purpose of the task force can be a little unclear at times, but I just tell them it is the “Men in Black” of superheroes. The superheroes are hiding and S.H.I.E.L.D is out to control them.
In terms of what I think of the show, I don’t like it, but I kind of do, its all very confusing. I find Skye and the two techno nerds extremely annoying and the purpose of the whole thing is way to vague. Sometimes it seems like they are rounding up superheroes, other times they are a task force doing random fighting stuff (honestly, I want to see more superheroes). Also, I have a huge conspiracy theory that Coulson is still dead, or dreaming, or brainwashed, BECAUSE:
1.He now has everything he ever wanted, which never happens in TV until the final episode.
2.He seems to have been programmed with a call and response. Every time someone mentions Tahiti, where he supposedly went to recover, he says the same phrase, “It’s a magical place.”
3. The show is totally setting up S.H.I.E.L.D. to be the “bad guy”. Even Coulson is starting to question them a little!
SO, something fishy is going on and I don’t trust the whole thing and that is probably what has turned me against the whole thing.
Ok, geeky rant now over.
I officially have to redact anything I said previously, because my sister loves this show and will bar me from saying anything bad about it. And I know I can be wrong, so I need to know, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fantastic or Fail?
More on new Fall shows to come, and keep an eye out for my fantastically fan girlish Dr. Who 50th Anniversery Special post.