Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

The Sherlock Special, airing on the January 1st 2016, has a name, and it’s eirie… The Abominable Bride. A new trailer was released (below) and I’m super excited for this one, because even though they are clearly out of the time we are used to, they’re still the same ūüėÄ . Also, they confirmed that season 4 will begin production in the Spring of¬†2016, so we have a light at the end of the tunnel…

Doctor Who: BBC (finally) confirms Jenna Coleman’s exit

After more than a year of endless rumours, BBC has finally confirmed that Clara Oswald will be leaving the Time Lord during this 9th season, although the when, why and how are still in the air.

All I can say is: FINALLY! I really like Jenna Coleman, and I like Clara well enough – although not my favorite companion, I still liked her better than Amy – but it was about damn time for her to leave the show. Last season was way too focused on her and not enough on The Doctor, and I want to see Capaldi with a different kind of companion. Please, can they give us a male companion now?

Doctor Who: River Song will return for Christmas Special

BBC has announced today that Alex Kingston will be back as River Song for the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special.

‚ÄúTo be honest, I did not know whether River would ever return to the show, but here she is, back with the Doctor for the Christmas special. Steven Moffat is on glittering form, giving us an episode filled with humour and surprise guest castings. I met Peter for the first time at Monday‚Äôs read through, we had a laugh, and I am now excited and ready to start filming with him and the Doctor Who team. Christmas in September? Why not!‚ÄĚ – Alex Kingston

‚ÄúAnother Christmas, another special for Doctor Who ‚Äď and what could be more special than the return of Alex Kingston as Professor River Song. The last time the Doctor saw her she was a ghost. The first time he met her, she died. So how can he be seeing her again? As ever, with the most complicated relationship in the universe, it‚Äôs a matter of time.‚ÄĚ – Steven Moffat

I’m both excited and terrified about this return. For one hand, I love River and I LOVE Alex Kingston, and I think that she might have even better chemistry with Peter Capaldi than she had with Matt Smith. I really think that River and the 12th Doctor might complement each other very well. On the other hand, this is a huge deal and I’m a bit afraid that Steven¬†Moffat might screw up along the way (I’m not coy about the fact that I don’t really like Steven Moffat’s direction to the show).

Either way, this is an exciting piece of news and something to look forward to.

Doctor Who Series 9 Trailer #2

BBC just released the second trailer for the new Doctor Who season, and it’s looking quite amazing – I’m very excited for this one. We got a whole lot of monster – eyes in the hands is creepy! – and more Clara and more Doctor and more Maisie Williams (in a different time period?! Is she a Time Lady?!). Check it out below.

Remember, the new series starts September 19th.

Doctor Who: Premiere date and Trailer

Doctor Who season 9 has a date! It will be back September 19! And there’s a trailer (see below).

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The trailer looks so GOOD! I have to admit that season 8, with its highs and lows, didn’t quite do it for me, which has absolutely nothing to do with Capaldi, who I love as the Doctor, do much so, that I’m yet to watch the Christmas Special (yeah, I know, shame on me!).

So it appears that Missy will be back, which can be good (although, again, I was not a big fan on season 8). Clara will also be back. And Maisie Williams!!!! Maisie is probably the thing I’m most excited about… ūüėÄ

Pride and Prejudice (Tv mini-series 1995)

I’m in classic mode this last couple of days. After having watched Austenland a few months ago, I really wanted to watch Pride and Prejudice, from the book with the same title by Jane Austen. I found the 2005 movie version with Keira Knightley, but on IMDB this BBC production mini series of 6 episodes had a far better rating, also, is Colin Firth’s Mr Darcy that Jane is obsessed about.

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So, a couple of nights ago I embarked on the viewing of the six¬†55 minutes episodes that comprise the mini series – with four of those episodes being watched last night at a time when I should clearly have been sleeping… considering that I had to be up by 6a.m. today.

I really liked the story, the themes are very clear and well exposed throughout the several hours and the resolutions are mostly satisfactory. That said, as proud of a man as Mr Darcy was, I couldn’t help but totally love him… seriously Lizzy, how could you reject him like that the first time, when he was pouring (rather badly) his heart out?!

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I have no idea how the source material is, but I found Mrs. Bennet insufferable and with (most likely) the most annoying voice on TV or film. And Lydia?! OMG! Is she like that in the book?! Because even for today her behaviour would be quite wild, even more so in the early¬†19th century. While Mr Darcy was enumerating the reasons why he thought a connection with Jane would be unwise, I couldn’t help but think how right he actually was… poor Elizabeth…

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Also, was Jane really such a common name back then? 19th century is full of Janes… just saying…

But now that I’m finally watching the 2005 movie I can honestly say that¬†Keira Knightley¬†and¬†Matthew Macfadyen have a greater chemistry than¬†Jennifer Ehle¬†and¬†Colin Firth, but hey, nothing is perfect.

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#221Back: The Game is ON!

BBC started to tease Sherlock fans last night on twitter. Today, at 2:21 pm, BBC announced that Sherlock will be back not only for a 4th season, but also for a special, which is to be shot starting¬†January 2015, with the rest of the season being filmed later that year. Which means (by my mental calculations) that it won’t be a Christmas special, right?!

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“A special, plus a new series of three episodes ‚ÄĒ it’s a record-breaking run! Of course, it’s far too early to say what’s coming, but we’re reasonably confident that the very next thing to happen to Sherlock and John, is the very last thing you’d expect…” co-creator, writer and executive producer¬†Steven Moffat¬†.

Mark Gatiss¬†added, “Series Four! At last ! It’s always special to return to¬†Sherlock¬†but this time it’s even more special as we’re doing… a Special! Not only THAT, we’ll then be shooting three more episodes which will take Sherlock and John Watson into deeper and darker water than ever before. The whole¬†Sherlock¬†team are terrifically excited to return for four new adventures. The Game is on ‚ÄĒ again!”

Merlin, Arthur & co.

I finally started watching BBC’s Merlin… yeah, I know I’m a bit late for the party, considering that the show is already over and everything (and that I know how it ends ūüė¶ )…

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It’s a great fantasy show, and even though the fights are clearly staged, you won’t see any blood and there is a lot of noticeable CGI’s effects, the characters, the drama, the story and the actors are more than enough to keep you entertained. Not to mention that kind of sarcastic and wonderful humor that you only get from british shows!

The Bromance

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Most of the show is arguably the relationship between Prince (and later King) Arthur and his servant Merlin. Arthur treats Merlin like crap sometimes, but Merlin is no better, and each time he gets the chance, he makes sure to put Arthur in his place! All and all, they truly like each other, and while Merlin protects Arthur because it’s his “destiny”, Arthur truly couldn’t live without Merlin. ūüôā

CHILDREN IN NEED

Colin Morgan and Bradley James have an amazing chemistry, better even in the most absurd of scenes.

The Romance

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There is no King Arthur without his Guinevere, right? Well, in Merlin, Gwen is a servant! Still, they manage to find their way towards one another. One might argue that during the first season there was little interaction, and that the romance between them came out of the blue. I think not. Gwen was always one of the few people who always told him the truth, and never treated him specially, this combined with her strenght and kick ass personality, made Arthur fall heads over heels in love with her. Because of this, Arthur does not pretend in front of her, and she loves the man, not the Prince… lovely! And really, it took them long enough, right? I’m in the beginning of season 4, and at least 3 years have already pass with a lot of courtship and not enough kisses. It kills me when he calls her “Guinevere”!!!!

The Villain

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In one name: Morgana! But she was so sweet and good in the beginning, that it just breaks my heart when she turned bad…¬†Katie McGrath did this transition perfectly, in one moment she look so sweet and caring, and in the other she looked murderous! Kudos!

The Magic

It is a show about a warlock, so you have a lot of Magic! Along with a lot of magical creatures and being, including Dragons (John Hurt, anyone?!).

The Knights

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My favourite part of transitioning to the 4th season of the show so far has been the presence of Arthur’s Knights!¬†Sir Leon (Rupert Young),¬†Sir Gwaine (Eoin Macken),¬†Sir Percival¬†(Tom Hopper),¬†Sir Elyan (Adetomiwa Edun) and off course Lancelot (Santiago Cabrera), made the show even better. Although I have to admit that I would take Gwaine to Lancelot, anyday!

Sherlock gets a return date… on the US

The long wait for the third season of Sherlock is coming to an end! PBS has announced that the Sherlock will come back to the world of the living in the show’s third season, that is going to start airing January 19th.

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BBC, however, has not set their return date for the show yet, but I guess it’s safe to assume that it’s will be around the same time, right?

This brilliant show has been on a prolonged hiatus since the beginning of 2012 due to the fact that both its stars spent the last 2 years filming high profile motion pictures, such as the Hobbit trilogy, where Martin Freeman plays the lead character, Bilbo Baggins, and Benedict Cumberbatch gives live to the Smaug/The Necromancer, or Star Trek Into Darkness, where Benedict plays the villain Khan.