How to Get Away with Murder had been on my radar since it premiered last year but with the plethora of continuing series keeping me busy and the show being on an obscure television channel here in the UK it was something I had completely forgotten about. That was until I watched the Emmy’s this year. In all honesty, I had been rooting for Tatiana Maslany who I have been supporting ever since the first episode of Orphan Black and will continue to do so as she is in her own right an inspiring young actress. However, the importantly powerful and incredible acceptance speech given by Viola Davis when she won in that category gave me all the more reason to finally pay attention to a series that was lost in memory. I was not disappointed. Continue reading “How To Get Away With Murder: Guilty of Being Bingeable”
As someone who adored watching anime throughout my childhood from the likes of: Pokemon, Yu Gi Oh, Beyblade and those episodes of Sailor Moon that are now lost in memory, I’m not so hesitant to delve into this realm of vibrant, creative and original series that many refuse to even try. Why are there people so reluctant to? Perhaps anime to those who have not peeped into the many hundreds that are out there consider it not appropriate for serious adult viewing, and it can be treated as children’s fodder compared to the mainstream television shows. (Much to the dismay of the millions of fans out there.) Just as many prefer not to watch foreign subtitled films, the same explanations could apply to anime which as popular as it is still remains a niche market for television in the broad worldwide sense. Continue reading “Hunter X Hunter: Bingeable Anime”
Werewolves. You’ve seen one you’ve seen them all right? Wrong. I’ve seen and read about my fair share of these lycanthropes, some considerably better than others I will admit, but just like the pull of the moon for a werewolf I am constantly intrigued by their adaptation to the screen. Where mistakes have been made in previous series or films is glorifying the curse as one to be desired, being able to shift into a powerful creature with painless ease and have complete control over said creature. Who wouldn’t fancy being able to sprout fluff and have a pleasant run the forest? What I like to see in a proper werewolf representation is: pain, raw animal instinct and a lack of control to a certain degree. These are hungry, blood thirsty, dangerous beasts after all right? Continue reading “Bitten: A Fresh Bite Into Werewolves”
Summer. Tis the Season of Hiatus. All my favourite shows are taking a well-earned break because they assume that everyone is out in the sun having fun…that would be true if I didn’t live in Wales. No swimming pools, no BBQ but rainy days huddled inside from the not so Summery weather and so how do I decide to spend it? Lighting up the dreary with Steven Universe of course! After thoroughly enjoying Avatar The Last Airbender, I thought I’d give another cartoon a shot and Steven and the Crystal Gems were calling to me over on Cartoon Network. Continue reading “Steven Universe: Universally Sound”
Do you know what I’m sick of? Picking up a brilliant book, loving it to the bindings and back, only to be overly disappointed by the film adaptation that follows not long after. I am by no means alone, I can safely say that there are millions of book readers out there who will vouch that nine times out of ten, Hollywood just doesn’t know how to take care of a popular book series when putting it to the screen.
Well, what can I say about Netflix’s latest original series sense8? Where do I even start!? How about with the most incredible, diverse cast that drama has probably ever seen? Perhaps with the highly engaging and intriguing concept that you crave to know more about? Maybe with the glorious scenery and enriched style of camera editing? No? Would you care for some of the most memorable scenes that will leave you thinking about them days after you’ve seen them? If you think I’m over exaggerating about the quality of this show then please let me tell you why I couldn’t be more serious.
This one isn’t so much a review, but a commendation to what I have recently discovered to be a simply wonderful children’s television series that could still appeal to all ages. How has it taken me ten years to finally watch this? I ingested so many shows like this during my childhood; Pokemon, The Powerpuff Girls, Beyblade, Yu-Gi-Oh and all the worthy shows that were available to my tiny sponge mind. If I’d known, my Pokemon cards, beyblades and figures could have been joined by some serious bending in my front room. Believe me, I would have tried.
You all know Psycho right? That black and white horror of the 60’s directed by Alfred Hitchcock? That first film in Hollywood cinema to show a toilet on screen? That famous shower scene that had you wary of shower curtains? That squeak squeaking knife? Well if you didn’t, now you do! It is from this Psycho core that Bates Motel stems its roots, branching simultaneously backwards as well as forwards because this major creep trip of a show is a contemporary prequel. This was actually a surprise for me, I can’t say I was expecting Norman Bates to own an iPhone but I do believe it gave the story a new lease of life. I can’t recall ever having come across one before…if anyone else has then let me know!
Well, first things first…
The Dragon’s Loyalty Award!?
I had no idea that this adorable little award existed in the blogging community and not only that but for it to have the best name for an award imaginable. I mean, who doesn’t love dragons? I love dragons! I’m from Wales, our national flag has a whopping red dragon on it.
Second of all…
A Big Dragon Thank You to Vicious Vega for the Nomination!
I certainly wasn’t expecting this, I haven’t been blogging for very long but I must say I have felt very welcomed by all those who actually take time to read my reviews, like and comment. Starting up this blog was a hopeful venture for me, I wanted somewhere to talk about all the amazing television shows I find without bugging my family constantly. Continue reading “The Dragon’s Loyalty Award”