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Fanart GLEE: Sherlock

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Sorry Robert Downey, Jr. but I’m pretty sure when the young un’s think of Sherlock Holmes, they will think of Benedict Cumberbatch.

BBC’s Sherlock brought Sherlock Holmes back into pop culture in a big bad way and it’s a flat-out amazing series. Even I— someone who will never understand the passionate Cumberbatch fandom love—enjoys watching this show. It’s smart and different while paying respects to the original work.

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Fanart GLEE: Star Wars, The Force Awakens

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fanart by geekincognito @ deviantart

I’m sure you all can believe it, but there are already tons of Star Wars: The Force Awakens fan art that exist on the internet. Without knowing much about the movie still—besides that it will be super awesome, of course— fans have already shown their enthusiasm in so many ways. Isn’t it cool we live in the digital world where we can see, watch and listen to other people in fandom freak out over a movie that isn’t even out yet?

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Ep. 219 The Betrayal of 2015

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Listen to why the Space Pirate Queen and Gizzy B has given up all hope in life and why there is no other choice but to weep a river of sad, fangirl tears. But in other news, we announced our first winner to the Ovaries Explosion Award of 2015! Fanfic Theatre: Pirate’s of the Caribbean x Godzilla.

Why You Need to Watch BBC’s ‘Being Human’

A few years ago a friend of mine told me about a show they had seen on BBC America about a vampire, werewolf, and ghost living together. I remember they said to me, “I think it’s called Being Human. You should check it out, it’s right up your alley.”

Needless to say I was all over that like stink on, well, something very stinky and after watching the first episode I was hooked. It’s everything I love about the supernatural genre combined with wit, charm, and hilarity. The show is now on its fourth series and I am happy to say is just as wonderful as ever. If you have never watched BBC’s Being Human, then let me enlighten you as to why it is kind of amazing.

1). IT’S REFRESHING AND ORIGINAL. These days we are bombarded with stories about vampires and werewolves. Every other new film or show is jumping on the supernatural bandwagon, which I wouldn’t mind so much if the stories weren’t so derivative of each other. Being Human thankfully does not fall into this category. The main characters are unique and endearing, and they stand apart from the stereotypical depictions that occur with supernatural creatures.

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Torchwood: Miracle Day, Season Finale!

From the press release:

The season finale of “Torchwood: Miracle Day,” entitled ‘The Blood Line,’ premieres on STARZ on Friday, September 9 at 10pm ET/PT. In the original hour-long episode, the Torchwood team travels across the world on a final, desperate mission, but the Three Families are unstoppable unless a terrible sacrifice is made. Frances Fisher (Titanic, The Lincoln Lawyer) guest stars as The Mother.

From Torchwood: Miracle Day ep 110 "The Blood Line"

Wow, it’s already the season finale and it looks like shit are about to blow up. Who will not survive this season? Captain Jack, you can’t die yet! This show have come a long way since its first season.

Be sure to tune in on Friday, September 9 and watch!

Videos and photos below.

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The New Sherlock is in Town.

Not only do I do some back seat gaming, but I like to watch T.V. shows, especially the sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, nerdy kind. Doctor Who is one of my big favorites at the moment, as you may know by now, but while the Doctor is on vacation, I decided to check out the new Sherlock. BBC’s 21st century take of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic. (That’s said in a British accent.) Is he even a Sir? I forget, but it sounds right. Maybe because it is.

A few weeks ago, I watched the first “installment,” (that’s what the BBC is calling it, more about that later,) titled “A Study in Pink.” No spoilers, so don’t worry. All I have to say is that I found the show very entertaining. Great cut scenes combined with Dexter like music with a British twist and funny little quirks, makes for some fun ahead. Benedict Cumberbatch, don’t know who he is? Well, google him. This alluring gent plays Sherlock and portrays him just as interesting as his own name. If you know anything about Sherlock the character than you know he’s the ass you just can’t seem to hate. You can’t seem to hate Cumberbatch. Heh heh heh…

At first, I thought the show was a little predictable. Okay, he uses a high level of deductive reasoning. We know this, we get it. But then we get to see and hear his deductive reasoning. What makes this more interesting and a bit humorous is that he’ll talk really fast, as if to show how fast his thought process is, and combined with fast cut scenes to show what he saw. BAM! BAM! BAM! You get it? I like how he’ll ask everyone around him if they saw it and how obvious it was and when they’re still clueless, he walks out and not tell them. Oh and not to forget to mention the font work for some quick descriptions that represent his thoughts, even when he’s not in the scene. For example, I love the scene where all the journalists at a police press conference gets mass texts and the word “Wrong!” pops up next to everyone in the scene. After each of the statements that the detectives make, bling, “Wrong!” Bling, ‘Wrong!” “Ignore the texts!” I also like the fact that I just googled “what font was used for new bbc sherlock show.” I like it even more that I found a thread on Ask MetaFilter called The Case of the Unknown Font. Gill Sans is in the winning.

What I enjoyed most about how Sherlock starts to unravel the cases, is that it’s not difficult to follow along with him. It’s not hard to figure out where his deductive reasoning is taking him, you, as a viewer, know what his next move will be even before it’s shown. I’m a detective like Sherlock now! SWEET! It’s pretty fun when I see a scene and think to myself, “I so get it! He’s going to think this way and that’s how he knows to do that.” I’m is smrt! He’s perdy. *_*

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Enter Watson! Played by actor, Martin Freeman! Yaaay! First thing I noticed. WOW! Martin Freeman is aging really nicely! Hahah No, seriously, he’s one of the few men who actually look better as they get older. Like George Clooney. Anywho, Watson, in this update is a war vet. A war doctor vet. A wounded in battle doctor vet! A wounded in battle doctor vet that has post traumatic stress!! Oh wait, that’s not so updated is it now…  What I like about this Watson is that it’s staying true to the Doyle Watson. Besides the recent Sherlock Holmes movie, Watson, to me at least, was always portrayed as Sherlock’s doormat, like he needed an actual warm body to speak to other than himself or thin air. BTW, Sherlock is still weird like that. The friendship and dynamic is there again, dear loyal Watson. Freemen plays a strong Watson, I’m looking forward to seeing more character development for him. I read that Matt Smith auditioned for the role and bombed horribly. I’m glad, because he’s currently the Doctor, as it should be.

Speaking of the Doctor, but completely related to Sherlock. The lead writer and executive producer of Doctor Who is one of the master minds behind the new Sherlock. No wonder! I definitely felt a Doctor Who vibe going on. Especially from Sherlock himself.

So basically SHERLOCK is a mash of all your C.S.I. like shows, throw in a man who thinks and act like HOUSE and has the urges of Dexter. Yeah, Sherlock gets a kick out of dead bodies, especially if they were a part of a serial killing, which they all usually are.

The BBC aired three “installments” of Sherlock, each running 90 minutes, and the word on the street is, there’ll be more to come! I can’t wait!

Thanks for reading! I know it could have been better but I know I would have done major spoilage. Trust me, it’s gooood!

 

Peace out!

WHOlia | The Gamer’s Girlfriend | Doctor Who Fangirl

Why Aren’t You Watching Already?!

Doctor Who is currently on its 29th season! Are you watching? Okay so technically it’s only the 6th season, but fans of the old and the new count it as the 29th. The hardcore fans know better. At any rate, the show is on it’s all time high. So jump on the bandwagon. It’s okay, really. We won’t call you names for watching now, because Doctor Who is a damn great show and everyone should be watching it!

For most geeks, you probably are watching the show. For those who haven’t seen or just started, here’s a short and nice 101 guide, without spoilers, for the new reboot. Don’t go reading Wikipedia or whatevs… It’ll just ruin stuff for you. Maybe. Continue reading