Thursday, December 15, 2011

Hiatus Catch Up: Community

Now I know this post isn’t exactly Christmas related, but it does fit with this time of year I promise. It fits because its hiatus time again, ratings have finished, your going on holidays and nothing is on TV and I’m sure everyone has started asking you what’s on your Christmas list. It’s a lot of pressure or at least it was until now because I am about to tell you what you want for Christmas – and consequently what you want to get for everyone else. I am talking, of course, about a little NBC comedy about a rag tag bunch of misfits and losers that attend college together aka Community.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

TV’s Top 10 Christmas Episodes

It’s that time of year again folks, some of you might be sitting around wallowing in the loss of another year or dreading the inevitable family functions but I have a better idea. Let’s talk Christmas in Pop Culture – Anyway I thought I would attempt to spread some Christmas cheer the only way I know how – a top 10 list! I know top 10 lists annoy everyone but it’s Christmas so you have to forgive me.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Gone But Not Forgotten: Dark Angel

It has been a while since I did one of these, but as I have spent that time doing something that I guess could be considered research - by introducing my mum to all of my favourite TV shows – I think I can be forgiven. Since I moved back home to the merry old land of Aus from the UK I have an abundance of free time – mainly because I am trying to find new and exciting ways to procrastinating but also I have very little money. It kind of works out for me really because, as much as I enjoy a bit of a party (Party V is in the house tonight) I have to admit that sometimes I just prefer a night in front of the TV.

My love affair with TV is not often understood by those outside the fandom, especially my family so it meant a lot to me that my mum was making the effort to understand my world. But personal family soap opera aside, I really just like introducing people to the worlds and characters that I love. All I want for Christmas is more people to watch TV with. As I had already converted my mother to the Supernatural religion, one of the first programs I decided to inflict on my mother was the short-lived Sci-Fi Dark Angel and it wasn't just because of my newly inflamed passion for Jensen Ackles I swear.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Let's Talk About Sex: An analysis of Glee's “The First Time”.

There has been a lot said about this episode already, in fact there was a lot said about this episode before it aired – nothing causes controversy like teen sex. Still, I doubt it would have caused quite so much trouble if it wasn't two boys that were having sex. Anyway I have had, and have seen, an awful lot of arguments about this episode, so rather than answering everyone individually I thought I would post it here... far away from any kind of physical retributions.

Should be a given but in case you don't, you know think about things, there will be spoilers if you haven't seen the episode.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

“Lives ruined, bloodshed”: Top 10 Epic Romances on the Small Screen - Part 3

It's taken me a while to post this final part – and that is mainly because I am lazy but partly because I have actually been writing my novel, which may or may not never be finished. Excuses I know but for those two people that have been waiting to find out who will take out the top position in my list of Epic TV Romances – wait no more because the answer is finally here. As usual if you don't agree with me you can just suck it because this is my blog and what I say goes – or you can comment, that would be cool too.

Don't forget to check out Part 1 and Part 2 before you read this epic conclusion. 

Monday, October 10, 2011

“Lives ruined, bloodshed”: Top 10 Epic Romances on the Small Screen - Part 2

Well guys I'm back, and I have many more heartbreaking and through-provoking romances to share with you... thing are heating up and there are a few controversial couples in this lot. You know the drill, read comment (not that anyone ever does but someday you will all catch on and the fun will finally begin). 

Friday, October 7, 2011

“Lives ruined, bloodshed”: Top 10 Epic Romances on the Small Screen - Part 1

I am not a romantic person, if any of thing 'romantic' happened to me I would run from the room screaming 'fire' and the whole till death do us part thing actually has me breaking out in hives but I love watching it play out on television. I can't help it, when I see two people in love on the screen in front of me I get all giggly and my heart starts to flutter (something that often confuses the people I am dating... “you seemed to like it when they did it on TV”). Why am I telling you this incredibly pointless personal story – it's simple I needed a lead in for this list and I am totally narcissist so I just like talking about myself. So you know – reasons, I like TV romance so I am going to inflict my love on you, my lonely reader.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Most Intriguing Characters on TV at the moment: September 2011

I did this earlier this year and I found it really interesting so I figured that I would revisit to see, who has caught my attention in recent television and who I am looking forward to watching as the Fall season commences. As usual I feel the need to tell you that this blog is incredibly bias but I am also open to argument... if you think I'm wrong or you just want to tell me who you would pick then please comment. Come on, I promise I won't prove you wrong too hard. 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Restraining the promiscuous woman: Glee's need to make Brittany conform to societies expectations of sex and love in "Duets"

I know I said I was going to be writing today, but I caved and decided to watch my new Glee season 2 DVD. I am totally procrastination queen but anyway, I got to "Duets" and something really stood out and that was the storyline between my beloved Brit Brit and Artie.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

New Year, New Season: My hopes are ready to be crushed in the 2011/2012 season.

It's that time again, that's right all our favourite (American) TV shows are about to return to out screens after the long summer hiatus. Filming started a few months ago, so the spoilers are out there, we've started to get the promos so we have an idea about what's going to happen – or at least what the networks want us to think is going to happen. Waiting is at it's worst, because it's so close yet so far, but this is still my favourite time. All that anticipation, all that hope, this is the moment when you can dream that all those things you want to happen will finally appear on the screen.

Before all that reality ruins the fantasy that is happening in the fandom everywhere I thought I would write about what I am looking forward to. Not only is this a bit of fun, but it's educational as well, because I'm sure you're all looking to me to work out what shows are worth returning to (or catching up on) in the new season.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The other boy that lived: Neville in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Where to begin, where to begin – ah yes with the beginning...

Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”

This is one of three opening sentences that I know off by heart (if you're curious the other two are Pride and Prejudice and The Bible). You can kind of guess the importance I place on this book simply by those associations.

Ok this really isn't going to work.... I can't just write about every single line in all of these books, well actually I could, quite happily, but no one else want to read that and if my poor mother might die trying.

There are just so many things I could write about each one of these books, so I think it would be best if I pick a theme and stick to it. The theme for this blog is none other then my beloved sidekick, Neville Longbottom... the boy that almost was the hero.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

A fangirl outburst dedicated to Harry Potter – and plans for more to come...

Guess what... It all ends on July 15. By that I mean the final Harry Potter film is being released, which means that one of the most important parts of my childhood is coming to an end. Find out why this means so much to me and what I am going to do to pay tribute...

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Seeing Rainbows: Fierce, Samurai Sword-Swinging, Victorian, Interspecies, Lesbians who fight crime in Space... also Dianna Agron doesn't 'Like Girls' and X-Man-on-Man.

It's Gay and Lesbian pride month so I thought it would be a good time to begin what will probably become a pretty regular feature of this blog – A look in to every text and subtext that is in anyway homoerotic.

Those of you that have the misfortune of studying with me will probably know that I have a gift for seeing gay. By that I mean that I can find the homoerotic subtext in anything and because everyone enjoys my evaluations so much (by everyone I mean me) I thought I would share them with you, my lonely reader. I'm talking about looking at pop-culture though rainbow tinted glasses, everything from out and proud gay love to suggestive looks. But I guess that is enough jabbering for now, let's get to the good stuff.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Hellatus Catch Up: Supernatural

I don't know about you but I am spending the long hiatus months catching up on all those television programs that I always meant to watch but never got around to. I'm always open to suggestions so I figured maybe others would be too.

What television shows should you catch up on before next season? It's one of life's most difficult questions, but it needs to be asked... never fear, I have the answer for you. I am going to write a series of blogs about the programs I think best deserve your attention during this TV drought period. These are the shows that you absolutely must be ready to tune in to when they return next season. Anyone who has had any contact with me over the past 6 months is not going to be surprised by my first choice. I'll give you a hint anyway, two brothers, a muscle car and no more ovaries. 

Friday, June 10, 2011

Hellatus Viewing: lost in Lost – Season One

I've been writing all these blogs about what everyone else should watch during the long months of hellatus (or hiatus for you non-Supernatural folk out there). That horrible time when all your favourite shows have ended and all you can do is stare at your tumblr dash until they start up again. Then I thought I should take my own advice, I am pretty smart after all. I am not going to let this horrible time get me down I am going to be proactive and use this period to watch all those shows I always meant to (and some I didn't) but never got around to.

As you have probably guessed from this title my first television mission is Lost. You can blame Neffy for this one, she's been going on about this program since I met her (when we are not discussing Supernatural of course). I probably wouldn't have watched it either but I asked her to bring something home from Blockbuster to entertain me and this is what I got.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Gone But Not Forgotten: Gilmore Girls

It's post number two in this awesome theme, which is a good thing for me because it means that I am actually sticking to something. Yay for me.

It's not secret that I am partial to Sci-Fi and Fantasy programming but there is another kind of television show that I am particularly fond of, the quirky small town drama and in this category I don't think you can get much better than, Gilmore Girls.

Monday, June 6, 2011

The best parts are when they cry: Supernatural's most heartbreaking moments

In honour of the heart-wrenching Supernatural season 6 finale, Neffy and I have decided to compile a list (yes it's a list sue me, they're fun) of the most heartbreaking moments in Supernatural's history. Let me just say, this is not an easy task. Supernatural has some of the most upsetting moments ever to appear on television. It should really be called lets try to break the Winchesters in every way possible, over and over and over again. But then, we love it don't we. As meta fangirl/publisher Sera put it “the best parts are when they cry” (“The Monster at the End of This Book” 4.18).

I should warn you that there are major Season 6 spoilers in this post, so proceed at your own risk...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Glee Finale or How to Accept Mediocracy and Give up on your Dreams

When I first sat down to write this I wrote about 10 pages outlining everything I liked and disliked about this episode. I guess the first 5 pages were cuss words towards RIB in reaction to the lack of Brittana kiss, but after I got over that I actually started to think about what this episode was trying to do. It was therapeutic for me, but probably wouldn't be very interesting for anyone reading this, because I assume you have all seen this episode, if you have not then exit this page immediately because it is going to so full chock full of spoilers.

Unless you are not actually interested in Glee, in which case why are you reading this? Is it because you love me? I like that, you may continue to love me, so please read on. I am beginning to think that the fact that I am going to have to wait at least 4 months, possibly more, for a Brittana kiss has actually driven me insane and for that I am sorry. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Gone But Not Forgotten: Buffy The Vampire Slayer

This is the first of what I hope to be a series of posts in honour of those great television programs that are no longer in production. It's my hope that after reading my insightful interpretations you will be inspired to run to your local DVD (or possibly Blueray if you're fancy) retailer and purchase these forgotten gems.

The first subject for interrogation is, of course, Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Contrary to what I may have said above I don't think my ideas will be inspired enough to justice to this amazing program. Therefore I have invited a friend of mine to help sway your opinions. Tidlewine (check her out at TV of The Week) will do a much better job of engaging your emotions then me (I'm pretty sure I don't actually have any, emotions that is).

Anyway read on and enjoy...

Don't be a hero: Some thoughts on “The Prom Queen”

Now I should start off by saying that I am not trying to start any kind of ship war, this is not about whether or not Kurt and Blaine should be together or anything like that. This is just a simple discussion on the merits of Blaine's storyline in this weeks Glee episode “The Prom Queen”.

Oh and spoilers ahead, so proceed at your own risk.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Most Intriguing Characters on TV at the Moment: April 2011

It's a list, I know - deal with it. It's only a small list and it has been very helpful with my procrastination.