Once Upon A Blog

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Finally got around to starting Once Upon A Time!

Yes, I have finally started watching Once Upon A Time! And I must admit I have already become slightly addicted to it. Although I love the story I must admit that personally I think the editing is really bad, the effects are bad too, and the acting is not the best, but it’s not really bad, but it has something about it that you can’t stop watching. The way it changes the stories you thought you knew and puts new perspective on them. I think it is such a good story! 

I really cannot stop watching this TV show now, and that’s the sign of a brilliant show, when you can’t explain why you want to keep watching but you can explain why you shouldn’t like it. Does anyone else have that? Or is it just me? 

One aspect of the story I particularly love, is that you really can’t tell if The Mayor actually does love Henry, because I think she does, yet my friend thinks she’s cruel enough to be pretending completely. I can’t wait to see how that pans out and who I want Henry to be with in the end, his biological mother or his adoptive mother. 

Another thing I love to do, is guess who the characters are before it’s revealed from which Fairytale they belong. Some I didn’t see coming, some were easy, that’s probably the best reason I have for wanting to constantly watch this show!

One thing that I really don’t like though, I think it clashes is that it appears to be aimed at families and young people, I feel like it’s aimed at children to be honest, the way the dialogue is, and the way they set the story, and then they over sexualise things really suddenly and it almost makes me feel uncomfortable, but not in a good way, I love to be taken by surprise because it doesn’t normally happen to me, I can figure things out to easily, so when something does shock me, I think it’s brilliant. But not this, this is just un-needed and stupid. I think it really brings the whole show down a touch in ratings that I would give it anyway!
But all to their own.
  

 

TARDIS WEEKLY

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Finally, it’s out on time

Guys, I have finally caught up, I have now seen every episode of Doctor Who since 2005, it’s taken me since late May, but actually I did most of it in a week :’)
And next week, I start on Classic Who!!!

I would like to make this blog about the complexity of the story lines in Who and how that changes with the changes of Doctors. For example, personally I feel that apart from the ‘Bad Wolf’ storyline, series one with Eccles-cake (Christopher Eccleston) as the Doctor, there isn’t that complicated a story running through it, although there are some truly brilliant episodes in that series ‘The Empty Child’ is actually one of my all time favourites! So in no way am I saying because they’re not complicated it’s any worse!
Okay so now, series 2, T Dawg (David Tennant) is the Doctor, mine and many peoples favourite Doctor! Here is where everything starts to get a bit more complicated, they carry on virtually all story lines and add a thousand new ones which all over lap and here is where you have to learn your history of the Doctor, here is where I would say Doctor Who changes from being a Series to a Flexi-Narrative drama.
Then just when you thought it couldn’t become more difficult or brilliant, here comes the Walking Chin (Matt Smith). Now I didn’t think I would but I adore Matt Smith’s Doctor, I really do, and this series becomes one of the most Complex TV Dramas I have ever seen, they give him series 5 to keep it simple and then as soon as it hits series 6 it just explodes with complexity! And they carry that right through to series 7.
So why is this? I actually think it’s mainly because of the fan base they have obtained, I don’t think they were expecting to get as many massive fans as they did in the first series, so they kept it simple so you could just pick it up and watch it if it was on, they when they discovered that they had gained a huge amount of fans who they (they being the various writers and producers) obviously trusted those fans to remain loyal, which they did, so it resulted in an increase of complex story lines that carry through many episodes even though 2 or more series. And then when they gained a monumental amount more fans, their own Fandom (Whovians) in fact, throughout T Dawgs time as the Doctor, when little Matty arrived to take over, the writers, mainly Steven Moffat now decided it was time to really lay it on because he knew that us Whovians would stick to it and keep watching and we love complicated!
Keep it up Whovians!

The Crystal Meth(ods)

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Breaking Bad blog number 3 coming up

Hey guys, just want to take the time to write a blog for the sole purpose of appreciating the brilliant camera work in Breaking Bad, the perfect close ups for intimate or villainous moments, or just the unusual, uncommon shots that make you aware of the awkwardness and constantly on edge-ness of the whole atmosphere throughout the series!

Next time you watch an episode of Breaking Bad, just look out for those moments and appreciate.

The Crystal Meth(ods)

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Breaking Bad blog number two! 

Okay guys, this post is going to be about character quota’s. Meaning, in each television drama, usually all the characters are representing different kinds of people within the real world. I call it filling the character quota, and i’m using Breaking Bad as an example.

Okay so number one that I picked up is Jesse Pinkman. The character is the outcast. He’s the character for all the outcasts and all the people that have a part of ‘outcast’ in them to relate to, he failed school, got kicked out of home due to his drug problem and now lives alone, when Walter White (as Jesse calls him, Mr White) comes along, it’s like his little bit of hope that someone gives a crap out of him, well thats the sense I got from it anyway. And Jesse kind of latches on to him for a while, until he feels that Mr White also doesn’t give a crap, and all of a sudden he relapses into himself. It’s a relatable feeling if not a relatable situation for a lot of people. 

Next is the obvious, Walter Jr. The disabled character quota. Walters son, born with Cerebral Palsy, has speech difficulties and impaired motor control, so he uses crutches. Hugely relatable, the struggle of life for him, being bullied and pushed about his whole life, trying to fit in and being again an outcast.

Next quota to fill, the weakling. Walter White himself. Now I know he’s been diagnosed with Inoperable Lung Cancer which is tragic, but you can see by the way the character is portrayed that he is a weak person, bullied by students in his own class, his wife pushes him around, he seems just awkward at life. This is again, relatable to many people. Which gives a lot more people a lot more insight to watch the program. But however! Walter becomes the complete bad ass of the series! Which gives a bit of hope to the people who relate to him as the weakling. So i’ll use this phrase again because I like it!

It’s a relatable feeling if not a relatable situation

TARDIS WEEKLY.

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Sorry it’s a day late

Hey everyone, okay so here’s my weekly Doctor Who revelation (what i’ve narrowed my minutely Doctor Who revelation down too).
So my housemate keeps asking me who my favourite Doctor is, and to tell you all the truth i’ve only watched Doctor who from the 9th Doctor up, so I have my pick of those three and honestly I adore them all! I love all three, I find their different qualities and personalities as the Doctors equally as clever and cunning and brilliant. However, David Tennant will probably forever be my favourite! His whole attitude as the Doctor, nerdy yet scary when you’re on his bad side, he does it so fluently and with no effort, you just cannot question it, he IS the Doctor, and when I began to watch Matt Smith as the Doctor I couldn’t make that jump, I struggled to adjust. Being so far into the Whovian Fandom, when they changed Doctors it feels like i’ve lost all my friends and packed up moved schools moved house and have to start all over again but you know you have to even if you don’t want to because you love it so much, its like moving house for you family. But now, I LOVE THE ELEVENTH! I’m not going to lie it took a while for me to get to like him, but now, I think he is GENIUS! Honestly the way he is, its so cute, he’s cute nerd and it’s excellent. 
I appreciate that this post has probably just been a fangirl rant, but my little point/revelation behind this is, we really need to give people the chance to impress us and make us see why they can be different and good, they’re not trying to be better, just different and different is good! 

 

The Killing Perspective

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Started watching Dexter from the very beginning. 

The concept for this show is so brilliant! Who comes up with a serial killer that kills serial killers?! Jeff Lindsey that’s who! the writer of the books in which the show is based on, therefore the complete creator of Dexter. James Manos Jr then had the brains and the money to create the show and then it just exploded with popularity. BRILLIANT. 

What really makes Dexter in my opinion is the acting, Michael C Hall is unbelievable, the fact you can see every little facial expression he does, he makes it obvious in a non-obvious way, only he could smirk at a murder scene, a dismembered body and get away with it, because he builds up the character so well. He IS Dexter, it’s one of those cases of perfect casting. 

Why do we root for Dexter in the first place? He is a murderer after all! He’s a bloody cool one, I will admit and it brings out the evil side of us all, that we want him to succeed and kill the killers because they don’t deserve what they have. Is it normal for us to think that though? Is it normal for us to sit and watch TV with our Partners, families, friends, whatever, and let our complete inner evil psycho escape, the psycho we keep hidden 90% of the time, all of a sudden acceptably let loose just because, you know, Dexters on.  

“I’ve lived in darkness a long time” Dexter Morgan

The Crystal Meth(ods)

Crystal Meth and Melting Bodies

Just finished watching the second episode of Breaking Bad, why has it taken me so long to start watching this? 

So heres my review on Breaking Bad so far. 
Very clever. Very clever indeed, it touches on realist subjects but with the distance from regular people of the audience. It starts with Cancer, Walter (the main guy, a normal family guy who works as a chemistry teacher in a high school) tragically gets diagnosed with inoperable Lung Cancer, he has a few years left. There are obvious money problems in the house, he has another job as well as his teaching job at a Car Wash company, he is embarrassed by it. Typical suburban culture, Until it takes a dramatic twist. Walter pairs up with an ex-student Jesse to start cooking Crystal Meth. He does it out of fear that he will not leave enough money behind for his family and his soon to be bigger family as his wife is going to have a baby girl as well. This is where the realistic subject comes into view, because I suppose in desperate times such as this we would all have this fear of not leaving enough behind for our loved ones, however the separation comes when he actually starts to cook the Meth, the majority of the world probably wouldn’t do that, but is it because we don’t have the guts and he does?  Or because we have morals and he doesn’t? Why do we want him to do well when in the real world we want every crystal meth cooker to go down even though we have no idea what their intentions were when they started cooking it, is it because we took the time to know why he does it we allow it? We accept it?
Just something to think about there. 

“Fuck you! Fuck you! And Your Eyebrows Too!!!!” 

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