Outlander… I’m hooked!

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Once again, I’m a bit late to the party. But hey, saturday I arrived from Basel and was pretty beat up and realized I needed to watch something good, so, I had the three episodes released so far of Outlander and I just thought: “This is a good moment as any!”. So, while having dinner (which mainly consisted of pre-prepared thing, since I had no time to do any shopping), I started episode one… and that was it! Between some phrases that I couldn’t understand, and some gaelic that I definitely have no idea what it means, I was completely hooked!

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Amazingly done, great scenery, great acting, great kilts… yeah… I might be a little bit in love with those kilts (obviously not the guy in the pic who wears them so well…). I’m so curious to read the books – whenever I finish the current series and the 2 others I have lying and waiting. Have you watched it? You should!

Doctor Who: Into the Dalek

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The second episode of season 8 of Doctor Who brought us a familiar foe: the Daleks… again… Into the Dalek presented the concept of a good – damaged, that is – Dalek, and the conflict within the Doctor on weather he’s a good man or not… in the end, well, he tries to be!

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I felt that although some scenes reminded me of Dalek, back in 2005, this episode was a big step up from the previous one (and from the second half of the 7th season, for that matter).

Some things:

  • p025nvz0Danny Pink stole my heart! I love him already and he’s only been in a couple of minutes in one episode. They managed to convey a depth to his character in a couple of crucial scenes. I said before that it would be a waste to make him have a relationship with Clara, but I’m going to reiterate that: Samuel Anderson and Jenna-Louise Coleman have amazing chemistry and their shared scenes were amazing to say the least, so, I would be OK if their relationship moves forward, as far as they don’t lose themselves in it.
  • “She’s my carer. She cares so I don’t have to.” – Yep, very nice and accurate description to a companion…
  • Clara gets yet more established – and it was about time, given that she’s been a companion for quite a while.

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  • Amazing Doctor! Peter Capaldi has established himself as the Doctor, completely and without a doubt. A darker Doctor, for sure, but amazingly different!
  • Could have done without the “Missy” cameo! Sure, she’s intriguing, but are they going to tease us for the whole 11 episodes before the season finale?

Doctor Who: you can breathe now!

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Take a Deep Breath and watch the season premiere of Doctor Who! Done?! Now you can breathe! After a long long wait, we finally got our first episode of season 8, with a new Doctor, running around in Victorian London, chasing a T-Rex and automatons.

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The main thing of the episode is Clara’s choice on whether she’ll remain with the Doctor or not, and, as always when there’s a regeneration, to present to us this brand new Doctor. So, I’ll just say what I thought of the episode…

1. Why so much emphasis on the age, the grey and the old?!

Seriously, why? Was Moffat showing the fans that the Doctor can be old? Well, we know that, actually, he was always older, way older than Matt Smith, and most of them were better at it. So, why bother? Why have 75 minutes constantly reminding everyone of this point, when honestly it’s a mute point… it really shouldn’t matter!!!

2. Capaldi’s Doctor just might make my top 3!DW-12_Ep1_00625_PS

Peter Capaldi just nailed it! Such a different, interesting, intense and darker Doctor. Exactly what we needed after so many years of silliness and jumping around.

Now we have one unexpected Doctor and an amazing actor behind him.

And the accent, I love the accent, I loved his reaction to it! Lovely to see him acknowledge his face, curious to see how they’ll resolve it.

3. Good Clara/Bad Clara…

I’m conflicted about this, see, for one hand, Clara has her best episode yet, she gets some development, she’s fierce, she holds her own (and Jenna Louise Coleman is just brilliant).

deepbreath_claraOn the other hand, Clara seems to have forgotten that she’s met all the past Doctors, all of them, and decides that she doesn’t recognizes the Doctor in this one… well, this would be a normal and perfectly natural plot line if you had another “Rose”, or “Amy”, or any of them really, but you have Clara, the girl who not only knows their faces, but just a few months ago actually met 2 more, and come on, if she could get along with The War Doctor, how could she not recognize 12th? And she knew he was old, if anyone knows, she does, just this Christmas she saw a much older version of 11th and she didn’t react like this… Moffat, you failed on this one!

4. A T-Rex… just because!

deepbreath_trexI still don’t see the point!

They had done dinosaurs before, but this plot could have been achieved by any other creature really, why have a T-Rex in the middle of the Thames, just standing there?

Fun, but pointless!

5. Paternoster Gang… always fun

tumblr_naklegZzdH1qijoeyo1_500I love them, best part of the episode for me (apart from Capaldi) was these three. Funny, light, smart – I really loved Jenny on this one. Still, how do they know so much about the Doctor’s regeneration? When did they meet him? How they came to be? I love them, but I would like them to make some sense.

6. The references

This felt good and weird, somehow! The Girl in the Fireplace reference was obvious and welcomed. “It’s times like this I really miss Amy”… uncalled for and so not relevant! “Chips. Coffee. Coffee and Chips”, well sir she just wants the coffee… Rose would have taken the chips though.

7. The phone call…

deepbreath_11I have absolutely no problem with Matt Smith’s Doctor, I loved him, not my Doctor, but loved him none the less. I do have a problem with that phone call! We had 1 year to get our minds around the idea that Capaldi was the new Doctor, we had 2 specials to say goodbye to Matt Smith, which we did, and they were such 2 big episodes… then we got 8 months to get used to the idea that 11 was not coming back (which is good, change is good!)… and then, when all the focused of the episode should be on Capaldi, here comes 11 again to convince Clara to help him?!

Really?! Moffat, are you having separation anxiety?! It surely fells like you are!

There was no need for it! She should have come to that conclusion alone. 12th’s speech should have been more than enough. Never on a first episode of a Doctor, should the previous one give the companion a call, never, ever, ever!

8. All’n All

55089Good enough episode, though I hope that the season brings a bit more. All that talk of age and perceptions kind of bored me, maybe because I was glad that this Doctor was older.

Curious to see where the season leads us, though I have to say, not very enthusiastic about the idea of “Missy” calling the Doctor her boyfriend, I really thought we were done with all that. The most popular theories are that she’s either The Master, The Rani or River – though let’s hope not River, if River Song ever returns, I want it to be as Alex Kingston.

Looking forward for next week and the return of the Daleks (and something tells me that the Cybermen will soon follow!).

City of Glass: fav quote #6

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f09a9dba-d64c-48e3-ac51-f58b0173d2a1Magnus… again… =D

“Are you – Ragnor Fell? The warlock?”

Magnus took the pipe out of his mouth. “Well, I’m certainly not Ragnor Fell the exotic dancer.” 

― Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments: City of Glass

Celebrity Crush (and Happy 40th Birthday): Misha Collins

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Happy Birthday to the man who has the ability to crash the web whenever he feels like it! Misha Collins, our lord and savior!!!

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This guy is amazing – dedicated to charity, handy (he builds things), funny, witty, and come on… the guy is as “angel”! He’s dedicated to his fans, so it isn’t surprising that his fans are super dedicated to him…

Just check his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:

Kudos for this man, who, while everyone else was like “oh it’s cold!!”, managed to stay in icy water for at least as minute (that we see…)… Congratulations to the amazing Misha Collins!

MARVEL’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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This is the best part of the summer: being able to catch up with the TV shows I put on hold during the year. So, I’m finally caught up on MARVEL’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

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I love the show, love the references to all my favorite Marvel movies, such as “Thor is yummi”, or “did Romanoff beat it?”, but what I love the most is that the show is mainly about the agents and let me tell you: I missed Coulson!!! My favorite parts are definitely Coulson’s interactions with Maria Hill or Fury… because it’s so nice to see them being the “main” thing, showing that you don’t have to be a superhero to be super! And May… Jesus, I love Melinda May!!! And I’m I crazy, or there’s some potential there between her and Phil?!

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And please tell me that Coulson will be, somehow, in Avengers 2… maybe in the after-credits scene?! Maybe Steve or Tony finding out that he’s alive?! Pretty please!!!!

And what about Fitz-Simmons? I have to admit that on the first couple of episodes I had a little trouble understanding Fitz’s thick scottish accent, but they are both so adorable… so I hope that Fitz doesn’t has brain damage, and I do hope that Simmons realizes that he’s also more than her best friend.

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Movie of the Week: Guardians of the Galaxy

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Finally!!! Two weeks after it premiered all over the World, Guardians of the Galaxy finally came to Spain!!!! I can’t stress how much I suffered with anxiety because of the wait… but it was well worth it!

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The movie is freaking amazing, easily one of my top 3 MARVEL movies… ever!!!! I’m still “Hooked on a Feeling” and planning to make a trip to the movies again this weekend to watch it a second time.

The teams is amazing and one can’t actually watch the movie without falling totally in love with Groot, or with crying Rocket, or with drunk Drax (who’s to fast and nothing goes over his head), or with Gamora, who doesn’t soccumb to “pelvic sorcery”, or with Quill, who may be a a-hole… but he’s not an 100% d**k… well, we could talk all day about Peter Quill.

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Amazingly funny, the movie does it’s purpose well: to introduce the team! Which means that yeah, so the villains feel a bit flat, but hey, just like Drax puts it, Ronan was never important, Thanos is, and that is made perfectly clear. While Pace Lee was good as Ronan, The Accuser, albeit unrecognizable – did you see those abs?! – but I have to admit that I was a little disappointed with Karen Gillan as Nebula. True, I’m not familiar with the source material, but is Nebula supposed to sound like a spoiled little brat without any depth to her?! I don’t know if I had a problem with the actress or with the character… but I honestly feel that maybe Karen was not the best choice… =/

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Full disclosure: I might have a problem… I spent a good part of the movie crying… those last 15 minutes totally killed me… damn…

R.I.P. Robin Williams

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It’s a sad sad day… the World has truly lost a star!

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A man with whom my generation grew up with… he was Peter Pan, the Genie, Mrs. Doubtfire… said “Good Morning, Vietnam”, was “O’Captain my Captain”, played Jumanji, was Patch Adams and Teddy Roosevelt and was even in The Birdcage… Rest in peace, Robin Williams…

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Hooked on Sleepy Hollow!

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More often than not, when a new 1 hour TV show premieres, I give it some time (sometimes the whole season) in order to see if it gets renewed – before I get attached to it and then it gets cancelled…

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So… I waited until 3 days ago to watch Fox’s Sleepy Hollow, can you believe it?! I can’t… because now I’m hooked and I ran out of episodes – and I’m already considering a rewatch, because there’s no way I’m gonna be able to hold it till september 22nd … I think I’ll risk saying that it’s my favorite “new” drama – granted that it’s the only “new one” I’ve watched so far… but I’m quite confident about it!

Season 2 will have between 15 to 18 episodes, and from Abbie’s mom to a lot more “Henry”, with a twist in the fist bump, it’ll be marvelous! Additionally, John Noble (Henry, a.k.a, Ichabod’s baby, a.k.a. War) and Lyndie Greenwood (Jenny Mills) were promoted to series regulars, joining Tom Mison (Ichabod Crane), Nichole Beharie (Abbie Mills), Orlando Jones (Capt. Irving) and Katia Winters (Katrina Crane). I don’t have any expectations because they did a wonderful job so far, but I would like to see that spark between Jenny and Irving flash again.

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