Things Are Hotting Up

Series two of Supernatural kicks off with a bang, with a near death and an actual death in the first episode alone, which follows on directly from the last episode of series one, which of course ended on that pesky cliff hanger.

This season sees Sam finding out the plans that the yellow-eyed demon has for him, all of which leads up to a fantastic, unforgetable two-part series finale, in which another death of a main character happens, only for another to sacrifice their soul to allow them to be resurrected. Do you like my subtle attempt at trying to not reveal too much to you guys, just in case you haven’t seen it? Don’t say I don’t treat you guys with kindness now :).

So what can you expect other than death in this series? Well, your usual, plus more plot twists, gruesome gore, tension and jumpy moments than you can shake…something you wanna shake. You have your ghosts and demons, a werewolf, a djinn, a virus that makes people violent, more vampires, but good ones this time around, another shapeshifter, and even a trickster, a demi-god that likes to cause trouble. Hell even the police are after the boys in this one! Tut! 

And then there are the tear-jerking scenes, scenes which seem to make me closer to crying each time I watch them. I am screwed for some scenes in series three then!

Another amazing storyline for a show-stopping TV series that deserves the credit it gets and more. A perfect follow up to the fantastic opening series. Makes you want more and more!

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Hold On, Your Brains Are About To Be Melted.

I finished the first series of Supernatural a little while ago and basically didn’t think to write about it! So, after nearly finishing the second series, I thought I would keep up to date.

For a Supernatural fan such as myself it is truly strange to re-watch the first series after having watched all the series up to the end of series six, because the brothers look really young! But they are still loveable characters.

So the first series sees the brothers journey begin with their dad missing, and Sam’s girlfriend dying, which sends him on a hunt for their father. They encounter all kinds of supernatural creatures including ghosts, demons, a shapeshifter that turns into Dean and frames him for murder and then you have your legends like Bloody Mary and the Hook Man. Plus a killer scarecrow, some scary shadows that rip you apart and a scary portrait who’s occupant comes to life and slits your throat with a razor. Oh and then there are vampires too. Phew, think I mentioned everything.

The first series is a brilliant way to start  such an amazing storyline that will have every viewer on the edge of their seats. I still jump at some of the jumpy bits and I have seen all the episodes twice, hell some episodes I have now watched three times. And the gore can make your stomach turn at points too.

The plot is so intricately woven that it really is hard to stop watching the series, particularly if you own it on DVD and even if you have watched it all before. And the series even ends on a cliff-hanger. All I can say is that I’m thankful I started watching this amazing show around when series five came out as otherwise I would have had to wait for series two to come out to find out what happens!

So thank you Eric Kripke for creating this amazing show, and thank you to Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki for bringing the main characters to life with such amazing clarity. America, you rock!

The End of a Legacy

Anybody else upset that Harry Hill’s TV Burp is ending soon? I know I am! I found it hilariously good. No one would have thought Harry was once a doctor. And he really has a keen eye for this show; I mean, to spot so many possible funny things in different TV shows…that is amazing, and really makes for a good TV show itself.

I wonder if he has ever taken the mick out of his own show…

Anyway, off topic there. My apologies. Below is a very memorable clip from the show, and has to be my favourite. Here he is taking the mick out of Pineapple Dance Studios with Louie Spence. Very funny. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwtmtWfYJWc&feature=bf_prev&list=FLSvC1erPGiV5dHFMTKSRyuA&lf=plpp_video

I love to play my portable hob in the morning!

The Re-birth of Doctor Who in a Ballad

I have just found this on Youtube. So funny! This sums up Russell T Davis’ and Julie Gardner’s time producing the series of Doctor Who. I believe that’s four series plus David Tennant’s last four special episodes. Anyway, enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giaMRyn47Xg&feature=g-vrec&context=G2f17419RVAAAAAAAABA

Perfect! I love how they have David and Catherine playing Russell and Julie. Even John Barrowman is joining in with this song that sends of the pair of brilliant producers who brought back an awesome show, making it better than ever in the process.

A Trip to Narnia, Doctor?

Here’s something for you Doctor Who fans out there. I have just bought the recent episode on DVD, the christmas special ‘The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardobe’ and finally had the chance to watch it…again (I saw it on christmas day). I’m pleased to say that the copy works fine :).

Anywho, I love this episode. Maybe love is too strong a word…how about like? I like this episode. I have heard a couple of people complaining that this particular episode was rubbish. I can’t see how.

Watching something for a second time allows me to pick up things I didn’t the first time, and also prompts me to get teary at the more sad episodes, as was the case here. For instance I nearly cried at the end when the Doctor and Amy had their reunion after 2 years, where they were being childish by neither of them wanting to hug the other first (*shakes head*). Although the water pistol did add a comical effect to the scene, but didn’t necessarily ruin the emotional side of things.

I also noticed how the character of Madge, Lily and Cyril’s mother, was a bit…well…crazy. But possible Doctor kind of crazy. I think that means I like her character. Oh, and I realised Bill Bailey was in it, although technically I saw that the first time around.

Some might say that the episode was a rip off of  ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardobe’, or as the people with a yorkshire accent would say “T’ Lion, T’ Witch and T’ Wardrobe” (Michael McIntyre joke if you don’t know). I say how dare you! It is a clever ploy to make an interesting episode! Do you know how hard it is to write something entertaining? Well let me tell you: it’s bloody difficult! I speak from experience as a trainee journalist and wannabe author!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qN9X9tyHkw

The only thing I was disappointed with was the fact that the wooden aliens weren’t more like the Weeping Angels. I thought at first that that was what they would be like; you turn and they had moved closer or something. The Weeping Angels have, after all, been voted the scariest monster in Doctor Who, making them better than the Daleks (and rightly so; there’s only so much one can take of those damn pepper pots). But alas, these wooden beings weren’t scary at all…more boring.

Overall the episode was a great re-watch. So says me!

Dead America

I have just finished watching the first series of The Walking Dead for the second time. The first time around I only saw the last four episodes of the six, plus a few bits from the second episode. Watching it again, as it was a Christmas present from my lovely dad, I was once again blown away. Scratch that. I was blown away more than ever the second time around. I was truly able to appreciate it.

I really connected better with the characters this time. Just proves that you should watch things from the beginning! And the best character? Has to be poor, little Glenn for me. Although I think Rick is a pretty decent guy too and I’m not just saying that because Andrew Lincoln who plays him is British. And I think Carl is adorable too.

You can really loose yourself in this world that has been created to the point where you actually feel you are there with the characters, that the world has actually ended in a sea of the undead. I had to actually watch the extra stuff on DVD just make it feel less real! The zombies really look gruesome, horrible, terrifying and believable. And the gore! If you are a gore fan there are a couple of scenes that you will love. For the record I’m not a huge gore fan so I felt just a bit sick at these scenes in question. But zombies were always going to be gory. It is their way.

No one would have thought that the show started out life as a comic book. Of course the comic book itself had a huge fan base so the show was naturally going to have one too. Of course parts of the show have been made up; some of the stuff is not actually from the comic. But this just keeps the fans guessing, which is pure genius in my opinion.

And yes it’s set in America, but I seem to have a real connection with that country right now. I mean a lot of the good stuff comes from there like good films, TV shows. You could say I’m having an American binge, which I have been having for about a year now.

And you could say that I’m also on an end of the world binge too. That’s why my dad bought me this series for christmas, along with many other apocalypse style films. But hey, it is 2012. For the record, I haven’t an opinion on whether the world will end or not, but I have written about it, and this series too actually (in my other blog that is now finished called ‘earthdemise’). It is, after all, a very interesting concept. It throws up all sorts of questions that can make a really good story, as is evident with The Walking Dead. Personally, I’m awaiting eagerly for the second series to come out on DVD so I can finally see it!