Villains 2

Loot Crates latest theme follows on from the Heroes theme of last month to a personal favourite of mine...Villains. Both were done before last year and were great and this years is no different. Everyone loves a villain... Previous Villains crate Last year the Villains crate was as said a personal favourite of mine, in fact bits of it still adorn my room because of how awesome it was. It was also one of my only forays into vlogging. I won't go into how that went but I learnt a lot and look back on it and think...wow I could do so much better. As tempted as I am to re-approach villains 2 with a return to vlogging I'll stick to my blog. The Crate This year's crate design is an upgrade from last years child like squiggles ...

Blunt Talk

For those who haven't heard of it, Blunt Talk is the triumphant return of a television great back into it's warm embrace in what looks to be one of the most interesting comedies I've ever seen. Sir Patrick Stewart best known for his portrayal as the captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise in Star Trek: The Next Generation stars as the shows lead character Walter Blunt, a British presenter in the US who is spiralling out of control but is charismatic enough to keep his world spinning along at his ever increasing pace. This is just my take from the first episode but if it's anything to go by it's only going to get crazier and it is going to be awesome. Obviously I'm not the only one who thinks so as the show has been renewed for another ...

Why??

Without fail at the end of every season, we always ask the question in some way or another "Why do all the good ones go?" when a favourite character or show comes to an end. This is a testament to the quality of an actors skill in the role as well as the quality of the writers script. I for one love to hear the shock every single time it happens from people who genuinely don't see it coming (sometimes it even happens to me). The only thing that comes close to the flurry of water cooler talk at the end of a season or a characters life span is probably when someone suddenly leaves for another job. People can't help but talk about it. But it's usually only the good ones that go who get talked about. In life ...

For a lot of us our life is a series of motions that we follow through. A pattern that seems the most logical for whatever it is we're doing whether it's work or something more fun. Unsurprisingly businesses use this human trait in the systems that they create. To me this is what it feels like most television shows created by the numerous channels have become. By most I mean the shows that everyone has become accustomed to watching that follow the same pattern that they know works. The sit-coms, the historical re-enactments, the hospital dramas, and even the hero drama now that they've figured out the formula. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, these shows are my bread and butter, they stop me from succomming to the boredom that so many people complain about. However the shows that are ...

Fresh Prince

For those who haven't heard there has been early talk of the much beloved show "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" being rebooted by the main actor in the show Will Smith who would be producing it with his production company, Overbrook Entertainment. As the pitch is still being finalised this has made me question whether the magic of a 90's sitcom show can be recreated 20 years (yes 20, we are that old...at least) since it finished? Obviously the cast would all be brand new and likely relatively unknown actors who most likely will have grown up watching the show or will have at least heard about or seen clips. This might mean they try to emulate the characters we know and love which is a double edged sword that can work in favour for the show or conversely ...

Heroes Reborn

One of the most exciting and disappointing series I ever watched was Heroes. If you haven't heard of this show I'm not sure why you're on my blog but you will learn (I will cede my knowledge onto you). "Heroes" was a show from 2006 that lasted until 2010 from the mind of Tim Kring. It followed the lives of normal people who discovered that they had amazing abilities and gifts. It was like a realistic version of the X-Men (well as realistic as you could get). The show as very grounded and had some prolific characters that resonated with audiences. But what really gave the show it's life and gathered the loyal audience that stayed until the end was the marketing and larger ideas behind it's seasons. This got lost a little bit in the later seasons but the ...