Friday, November 30, 2012

30 Days of Female Characters: Day 28: Favorite Female Writer

Day 28: Favorite Female Writer: Clamp
I love the mangaka group Clamp because they write/draw a wide range of stories with great characters and magical worlds. I love that Clamp has great sweet happy romance such as Cardcaptor Sakura, a tragic romance such as Tokyo Babylon and some bittersweet adventure stories such as Magic Knight Rayearth and Tsubasa Reservior Chronicle. I love their amazing art work and I love their storytelling skills. I have loved everything I've ever read by Clamp which is saying a lot since I've read at least ten of their series.

30 Days of Female Characters: Day 27: A Female Character you have an extensive personal head canon for

Day 27: A Female Character you have an extensive personal head canon for: Clone Sakura(Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle)
This was kind of a hard day for me to decide on because I don't have that many extremely detailed head canons for characters but I do have quite a bit for Clone Sakura although they all pretty much involve spoilers. I like to think that Clone Sakura before she lost all of her memories had always known that she was a clone and that she also knew that Clone Syaoran was a clone and that was part of the reason she felt so close to him. I also like to think that Clone Sakura and Real Sakura communicated with each other regularly even though I have pretty much no reason to think this is true. According to my head canon I think that Sakura remembered that she was really a clone in Acid Tokyo which is very possibly true. I don't think this head canon is as extensive of most people's but it's the one I thought of and I love Clone Sakura so I like the excuse to have her on my blog.

Fantastic Five Friday: Top 5 Pilots

Fantastic Friday is a weekly meme that's hosted by The Weekly Enthusiast

1. The OC: The pilot of The OC is one of my favorites because The OC is my favorite show and this is the episode that introduces the audience to this world and the characters which I loved and I also loved that it told a whole story but with plenty of room to develop.
2. Pushing Daisies: This episode was just as magical as the rest of the series which is a brilliant mixture of fairytale like romance, quirky crime solving and lovable but slightly damaged characters. I love this Pilot because it's just as brilliant as the rest of this wonderful series.
3. Firefly: This was a brilliant two part pilot that does a great job of introducing the audience to the whole cast and the world that they live in without ever seeming boring. This was a great episode of a great series.
4. Pretty Little Liars: This episode did a really good job of introducing the four main girls and the idea of A and I just found the pilot to be really intriguing as a whole.
5. Arrested Development: This was a great start to unusual but terrific series about a wealthy family who looses everything but try to continue as if nothing happened. I just loved meeting the Bluth family and I enjoy how odd they all are.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Top 10 things in entertainment I'm looking forward to in 2013

I just want to say sorry about this list not really being about books but I don't usually by books the same year they come out in because I prefer paperbacks and I'm not really update on upcoming books anyway.

1. Perfect Scoundrels: I'm extremely excited for the third book in the Heist Society series because I love the series as a whole and it sounds like this book will focus more on Hale who I love and I'm very interested in learning more about his life. On a mostly unrelated side note I read a bit of Ally Carter's twitter and I discovered that she watches Revenge and admires Emily Thorne which makes her even cooler than she was before.
2.Game of Thrones season 3: I loved the first 2 seasons and I have no reason to think that I would love this season any less even though I've only read the first book of the series so far.
3. Doctor Who second half of series 7: I loved the first half of series 7 and I'm excited to meet the new companion and I always love the Doctor especially the Eleventh Doctor.
4. Psych season 7: I loved this show and I have since the first season and I believe this is one of the few shows that has gotten better each season so I'm super excited about the new season which should have started already but hasn't for some reason.
5. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon anime: I loved the anime was in elementary school and I've been reading the manga recently and I love that as well so I'm really looking forward to the new anime series.
6. Teen Wolf season 3: I loved the first two seasons and I feel like the third season should be great as well so I'm really looking forward to it.
7. Merlin series 5: I loved the first four series and I know that it's airing in the UK right now but I'm waiting until January to watch. I'm a bit sad about this series already because I heard it's going to be the last one and I love the show and I now wonder were I can watch these actors now since they are the main reason I watch the show and also I'm sad that there will no longer be a show about magic on that I watch.
8. The Following: I saw some promos for this show and it looks great so I'm really excited about watching this show when it comes out.
9. Oz: The Great and Powerful:  I loved the trailer for this film and I think that the story sounds very interesting.
10. Splintered: I want to read this book because it combines Alice in Wonderland and insanity and I feel that those two things should be combined more often than they are.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

TV Review: Nashville: Move It On Over(1.05)

                                             Nashville: Move It On Over(1.05)Review
  • I liked how Juliette dealt with her issues by working overtime on her new record even though I know that avoiding her problems with her mom isn't the best method of dealing with things.
  • I really loved the dress Rayna was wearing for the commercial and I didn't get why the lyrics were considered bad in the song.
  • I liked how Juliette called Deacon over to help her mom out after he offered because she was at a lost for how to deal with her and I like that she was able to feel comfortable asking someone for help.
  • I didn't like how Deacon refused to allow the changes for the song for the commercial because it seemed like a petty way to get back at Rayna.
  • I liked that the secret Teddy and Peggy had was that they stole some money together but paid it back and that it wasn't an affair.
  • I really dislike how Avery made sure that his guitar playing upstaged Scarlett's and Gunnar's singing especially since that's what ended up costing them the deal.
  • I really don't get why Scarlett keeps choosing Avery when it's clear that he for some reason doesn't really want her to be successful especially since I think that it's for reasons other than thinking that there's a relationship between Scarlett and Gunnar.
  • I'm glad that Juliette's mom went to rehab and I really admire Juliette for having to put up with her for so much of her life especially since it's shown and mentioned this episode that her mom was abusive at times.
  • I really love the way the show is going with the relationship between Juliette and Deacon with them taking a step back and being friends which is something they both seem to need especially Juliette since she's never really had any before.
  • I liked how Rayna has decided to write her own songs by herself and I'm glad that she was able to write one in a short amount of time.
  • I really like the relationship that's developing between Gunnar and Hayley and I'm glad that Gunnar was able to convince Hayley to have the relationship be serious and to not worry so much about getting hurt.
  • I loved that everyone preformed a new song in this episode.
Please tell me your thoughts about this episode.

30 Days of Female Characters: Day 26: Favorite Classical Female Character(Pre 20th century)

Day 26: Favorite Classical Female Character(Pre 20th century): Alice(Alice in Wonderland)
I love Alice because of how she handles the whole Wonderland experience I love how she isn't really scared by it but more curious about it and determined to learn more even though the residents of Wonderland weren't really welcoming. I also love that she likes to have a world of nonsense.

TV Review: Revenge: Lineage(2.08)

                                                   Revenge: Lineage(2.08)Review
  • This is the series second full episode flashback episode and I have to say that despite almost the fact that almost the entire episode took place in  2006 I still found the episode very interesting.
  • I really hated Victoria's mother she was certainly an overall awful person and an even worse mother with the things she made Victoria do and I think that this led me to sympathise Victoria in this episode more than I ever thought possible.
  • I think that learning about Victoria's past with her Mother made me understand her alot better than I did before this episode and I'm glad to have that understanding because it makes me like her character alot more.
  • I felt bad for Daniel when he had Conrad read his poetry because I knew no matter how good it was Conrad was never going to truly support his decision to do anything that wasn't take over the family business.
  • I really loved how the whole thing with Victoria's mother and her boyfriend was set up by Victoria and Conrad in order for Victoria to get a bit of revenge at her mother because I believe her mother deserved ever second of it and I think it may helped to give Victoria some form of closure.
  • I found it very interesting that Takeda had Emily work a different sort of mission with people involved in human trafficking and I found it interesting that this and what happened to Emily's father is somehow connected.
  • I find it interesting that Emily first met Ashley when she was trying out for a human trafficking thing and that Emily even managed to use this meeting to help her with her mission of this episode and of course her long term revenge scheme. I'm also pretty interested in learning more about Emily and Ashley's early relationship.
  • I loved how Emily was able to keep her cool as well as play the role of desperate young girl even when their were unexpected turns in the events.
  • I think that Aiden is far to rash to ever be successful in long term revenge schemes like the ones that Emily has and is caring out. Which is one of the reasons I dislike Aiden acting like he knows better then Emily and like he's the one protecting her while this episode shows that this just isn't the case.
  • I really loved that Emily was the one that saved Aiden instead of the other way around because it's just another example of why Emily is just better at this kind of things than Aiden could ever dream of being.
  • I liked how Emily tried to talk Aiden out of killing the guy that stole and sold his sister, I especially liked this scene because she uses logic to talk him out of it rather than empathy which really works for his character but I also kind of like that Aiden killed the guy because it shows that he's not emotionally detached enough from the situation to make decisions that way.
  • I actually thought that Nolan and Marco were cute together before Marco found out about 500 million dollars being missing and Nolan wasn't able to explain because he couldn't betray Emily despite the fact that those two barely knew each other at that point.
  • I felt so bad for Nolan when after told Marco the truth about David Clarke Marco called Nolan crazy or bad person for believing in David's innocence. This scene also made me get Nolan's connection with David Clarke a bit better with the whole believing in each other when no one else would.
  • I actually found the storyline with Jack's dad helping his friend cover up a murder to be somewhat interesting and it finally made the story with Kenny trying to buy the bar make sense because it seems like it's a revenge thing for this Kenny guy.
  • I liked that in the scene in present day Conrad admits that it would have been better if Daniel actually did become a poet and I like that him and Victoria are going to try to make sure Daniel is head of the Grayson board in order to protect him.
  • I really don't like Emily showing Aiden her infinity box because I think that puts her in vulnerable position with Aiden and I still don't trust him not to betray her.
Please tell me your thoughts about this episode.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Fantastic Five Fridays: Top 5 Story Arcs

Fantastic Friday is a weekly meme that's hosted by The Weekly Enthusiast
1. Faith's character arc(seasons 3/4 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and season 1 of Angel):  I really loved watching Faith's character breakdown and develop overtime it's pretty much my favorite arc of all time. I really loved watching how Faith dealt with accidentally killing that guy in pretty much the worse way possible by running away from feelings of guilt and even joining the evil side. I thought her whole arc was brilliant but I especially loved seeing her become more self destructive and reckless in the Angel episode Five by Five and I loved that in the next episode she was finally able to take responsibility for her action. I just loved everything about what the show choose to do with Faith's character with this arc because it's absolutely brilliant.
2. Daenerys season 1 character arc(Game of Thornes): I loved watching Daenerys go from a scared and fragile girl to a confident and powerful warrior queen over the course of one season. I loved everything about this arc and I loved watching her character grow and I think this arc is just one of the best to watch.
3. Angelus arc(Buffy the Vampire Slayer): I really loved this plot because I was so emotional invested in this part of the show and this was really a turning point for the show in general with the whole show becoming much darker during this arc. I also really just loved Angelus as a villain because he saw killing and torture as an art form which made him all the more scary.
4.  The cracks in the universe arc(Doctor Who series 5): I just really loved the way that this plot unfolded I like that there were little hints about what the cracks in the universe were and what they were doing all through out the series. I also loved how everything ended with the whole universe almost collapsing and I loved the last two episodes of this series the most because they were such great episodes.
5. Eye Opening Arc(Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni): I just really loved watching Shion breakdown and go insane during this arc, in a show were everyone goes insane and kills people Shion's some how stood out to me. I feel like I love this arc so much because this is weirdly the arc that made me love and sympathise with Shion. I loved seeing who Shion was and how she loved Satoshi and how that was one of the main reasons for her mental breakdown. I just loved this whole arc and I also loved that this is the first answer arc of the series.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Top 10 Books I'm Thankful for

1. Perks of Being a Wallflower: This is my favorite book of all time and has a main character that looks at life in a different way and I just love the way that Charlie sees the world.
2. The Glass Menagerie: I love the whole story of this play but I especially love the character Laura because she's one of the few characters I can actually relate to.
3. The Book Thief: I love this book because it shows a different side to the world war II story and real humanizes the Germans during that time period.
4. Fruits Basket: This is my favorite series of all time and my favorite love story as well. I love all the characters because they're so well developed and I loved watching all of them grow over the course of the series.
5. Anything by Ellen Hopkins: I love the way she writes and I love the stories that she tells and the characters who she tells those stories through.
6. Tokyo Babylon: I love this series because it's a depressing love story were at the end of the series the reader knows that the main characters life is only going to get worse, I just love that this type of story was written.
7. Cardcaptor Sakura: This is a wonderful and sweet love story that is also a magical girl series which makes me love it even more.
8. Heist Society series: I love this series because I love anything involving con artist and I especially love this one because all the characters are very likable.
9. Gallagher Girls series: This is a fun story about girls in spy school and I just love the whole series overall.
10. Secret Circle series: I love this series because it involves witches who actually use their powers to have fun sometimes and I love most of the characters as well and the plots interesting as well.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

TV Review: Grimm: The Hour of Death(2.10)

                                          Grimm: The Hour of Death(2.10)Review
  • I found this episode really interesting with the concept of a type of Grimm that kills all vesson regardless of what kind a person they were.
  • I also very much liked the conflict between how Nick deals with vesson on how an extremist Grimm deals with vesson and how that may cause conflict in Nick's life.
  • I found it very sad and frightening that the intern Ryan thought he was Grimm and believed in killing all vesson and yet was a vesson himself, I found that level of self hatred to be interesting.
  • I liked seeing scenes between Nick and Monroe again this week because there hasn't been as many this season and there scenes have always been enjoyable.
  • I don't really like how Nick and Juliette's relationship seems to be getting worse not better.
  • I really don't like the idea of a relationship between Juliette and Renard because neither of there feelings are sincere.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

30 Days of Female Characters: Day 25: Favorite Mother/Daughter or sister relationship

Day 25: Favorite Mother/Daughter or sister relationship: Lorelia and Rory(Gilmore Girls)
I have always loved the mother/daughter relationship between Lorelia and Rory because it's basically the most important relationship of the show and it's the kind of mother/daughter relationship not often shown in fiction. I love that they have such a close relationship and I love that there's a sort of friendship between the two but there also is of course the more traditional mother/daughter relationship at work as well. I also love that they're very similar in some ways and very different in others because that makes their relationship more interesting. I overall love their whole relationship.

30 Days of Female characters: Day 24: Favorite Female romantic relationship

Day 24: Favorite Female romantic relationship: Naomi and Emily(Skins)
I love the relationship that Naomi and Emily have because it was built up through out the whole third series and the two of them just always seemed to fit so well together. I also loved the more dramatic route their relationship took in the fourth series because it provided some wonderful heart breaking scenes between the two of them. I know I love these two but I can't quite explain why I love them so much but I think that their relationship was well written and always interesting to watch.

30 Days of Female Characters: Day 23: Favorite female platonic relationship

Day 23: Favorite female platonic relationship: Sakura and Tomoyo(Cardcaptor Sakura)
I love the friendship between Sakura and Tomoyo because of how much they clearly love and admire each other. I love how when Tomoyo finds out that Sakura has become a cardcaptor she does her best to help her even though that mostly involves making her outfits for capturing cards. I love that they never had a fight throughout the series and always supported and believed in each other. I just pretty much loved their entire relationship and I think they have one of the greatest friendships.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Fantastic Five Friday: Top 5 Shows that were referred to me

Fantastic Friday is a weekly meme that's hosted by The Weekly Enthusiast

1. Doctor Who: This is a show that a ton of people seemed to love and after seeing so many positive comments and beautiful picspams and gifs on tumblr I decided I need to watch the series. It was hard for me to get into the first series so after episode three I skipped to series five and watched all of series before going back finish series one, I found this method of watching helped me like the first series a lot more actually. Right now I have finished series 1, 2, 5, 6 and all of series 7 episodes that have aired and I'm halfway through series three. I'm glad I started watching this show because it's brilliant.
2. Game of Thrones: This is another show I started watching because of tumblr and I'm so glad I did. Game of Thrones is a fantastic series with an epic plot and amazing characters. This is probably the highest quality show I ever watched and I find it amazing how much has happened in the show even though there's only been 20 episodes aired so far.
3. Nikita: This amazing practically prefect show was recommended to me by Aimee at penmanship smitten and I'm so glad I started watching this show. Nikita is a show with a brilliant plot, great characters with plenty of backstory provide and also has some great action scenes. I've only watched the first 6 episodes so far and I plan to continue watching this series. I would personally recommend this series to everyone since it's so great.
4. Community: This is another series I decided to watch because of tumblr and critical reviews and I'm glad I did because it's pretty much the most brilliant comedy ever. This series is great and strange as are the characters.
5. Pretty Little Liars:This show was recommended to me by little sister who no longer watches the show but I still do even though I'm super far behind. I didn't really know anything about the show before I watched but I remember being excited that my sister was watching her first teen drama so I watched it to see what it was about and since the pilot was great I loved the show right away and become obsessed with it.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

30 Days of Female Characters: Day 22: Favorite female character you love but everyone else hates

Day 22: Favorite female character you love but everyone else hates: Sansa Stark(Game of Thrones/A song of Ice and Fire)
Sansa is a character I love for how she just wants to believe that her life can be the way it is in songs but sadly for her she soon learns that those songs are just stories and real life is very cruel. Sansa is a character that I just feel for through out the series and I can completely understand were she's coming from so I think this is one of the things that makes her my second favorite character of the whole series. Sadly quite a few people in the fandom hate her because she was naive and trusted the wrong people, I can understand her not being a favorite character but I don't really think that she deserves hate. In one book review of Game of Thrones I read someone actually said that they believed that Sansa is worse than Joffrey(who is basically pure evil) even though the only thing Sansa is guilty of is being navie enough to believe that the Lannister's are good people and she pays greatly for her navity and in the books she's only 11 years old, I don't think she's done anything to deserve that level of hate. Overall I love her character and I find that her parts of the books are my favorite to read.

30 Days of Female Characters: Day 21: Favorite Female character screwed over by canon

Day 21: Favorite Female character screwed over by canon: Morgana(Merlin)
During the first and second series Morgana was one of my favorite characters with how strong willed, compassionate and sympathtic she was, I loved that back then she believed in doing the right thing no matter the conquscenes. Although I know her character had to become a villain at some point due to the source matrial I hated happened to her character from series three on. Starting in season three she just became evil with not caring about whether innoccent people were hurt or trying to kill people who were her friends who have never wronged her in any way. I hated that she just became a villain with almost no emotions since she was such a great character during the first two series and I feel that the show could have made her character an anti-hero instead of villain which would have made her character consitstant with the one we were introduced to at the beginning of the series and could have led to more interesting conflicts within the show.

Top 10 Books to take to a deserted Island

I just want to point out that I'm cheating with pretty much this whole list because I've put a lot of series on it.

1. Fruits Basket: This is my favorite series of all time and I love reading it whenever I can so if I was going to be stuck on an island this would be the series I'd bring with me.
2. Perks of Being a Wallflower:My favorite book of all time is also an essential to bring to the island and this book is written so beautifully that I never get tired of reading it.
3. Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: My favorite book series is a great fun read that I feel needs to come to the island with me.
4. Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle: This is my favorite series by Clamp who are my favorite manga creators and I just love this series and it's fairly long so it would keep me entertained on the island for quite sometime.
5. Cardcaptor Sakura: This is my favorite magical girl series and I feel that it needs to come to the island with me because it's the sweetest series ever.
6. Heroes of Olympus series: I really love this series and I'm not finished reading it yet so I feel I should bring it to the island with me.
7. A Clash of Kings: I loved the first book in the series and I want to read this book as well so I think being on a deserted island is a good time to finish this book.
8. Tokyo Babylon: This is a series I love and it has made me cry a lot and therefore I feel I should bring it to the island with me.
9. Les Miserables: I've been meaning to read this book for a while now but I just don't seem able to get into it so I think being on a deserted island with it would help me focus on this book.
10. Gakuen Alice: I love this series but I'm pretty far behind on it so that makes it a good choice to bring to the island with me.

Monday, November 12, 2012

TV Review: Revenge: Penance(2.07)

                                                  Revenge: Penance(2.07)Review
  • I loved that Mason Treadwell thought that Emily and Amanda were lovers and that they were together to avenge David Clarke, I like this because it's even more crazy than the truth and I kind of ship Emily and Amanda.
  • I really liked seeing Amanda being very freaked out about Mason possible knowing the truth and I liked that once Emily sees this she tells Amanda to stay away from Mason.
  • I kind of like the idea of Victoria and Conrad trying to go against the initiative in some way in the future but I have no idea how they could do so.
  • I really don't get why Aiden thinks that the only way to get Daniel to over Grayson Globe is through basically handing Nolan's company over to Grayson Globe, I just think there has to be more than one way for Aiden to  accomplish his goal especially since later in the episode Emily seemed a bit surprised about what Aiden did.
  • I liked that Nolan was willing to give up his company if it would help Emily but I don't like that he was put into that position.
  • I liked that Nolan told Aiden that of he hurt Emily he'd ruin him and I liked that Aiden is so clearly jealous of the Emily and Nolan's relationship.
  • I enjoyed seeing Kara becoming very unhinged through out the episode due to the White Haired man's death.
  • I think that the whole thing with Daniel becoming the new head of Grayson Globe was pulled off very smoothly and therefore it was quite boring compared to the rest of the episode.
  • I liked that when Emily finds out that Aiden is giving Nolan's company to Grayson Globe that she tries to stop it until Nolan tells her he cares more about her than his company.
  • I really enjoyed the scene were Emily and Nolan were watching the security footage of the Grayson's home and then Jack called. I just really love all the scene like this between them.
  • I liked how after Amanda finds Mason at the Stoway she decides to make up a story about Emily being obsessed with her and controlling so that she can talk to Mason somewhere private.
  • I really liked how Emily showed up just in time to stop Amanda from killing Mason and that she realized she was making a mistake.
  • I loved that Emily had to tell Mason that she's the real Amanda Clarke and that she was able to convince him pretty easily to try and make up for his sins.
  • I liked how when Mason was talking to Kara and went off the script that she given him he was honestly confused about what he was doing wrong.
  • I liked seeing how Kara reacted to discovering the truth about what the Graysons did to David Clarke and I liked that it was made clear that Kara didn't know that the White Haired man was part of the initiative.
  • I'm sad that Kara is leaving especially since Emily was never able to reveal herself as her daughter.
  • I liked how Mason was framed with the White Haired man's murder and framing Conrad and I liked how Emily made him agree to take the fall by offering to let him write her story once she was done with her revenge.
  • I don't really think that Aiden earned Emily's trust back yet so I really wasn't a fan of those to kissing at the end of the episode.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Fangirl Friday 24

Fangirl five Friday is a weekly meme host Nancy Drew is my Homegirl and what it's meme that has you list the top five things you've been fangirling about this week.

1. American Horror Story: I love the episode that aired this week that had a patient that believed she was Anne Frank and claimed that Dr.Arden was at the concentration camp which isn't hard to believe with the way he experiments on the patients. I also really loved learning Grace's backstory and I continue to love the relationship she and Kit have. I really enjoyed watching Kit question whether or not he did the things they say he did and I especially love the scene were he breaks down while talking to Sister Judy. I also enjoyed the storyline with Lana trying to do everything she can to get out of the asylum.

2. Revenge: This week was another great episode that had Emily plan out a truly fantastic take down that sadly didn't stick but seeing her frame job was still amazing. The most exciting thing about this week's episode though was actually the ending with Mason finding the link between Emily and Amanda and most likely connecting the dotes to discover the truth about Emily.

3. Vampire Diaries: I found this week's episode to be very exciting even though in the grand scheme of things not too much happened but it felt like a lot was happening which I think is great. I really like that this episode is kind of implying to me that Jeremy will actually have his own storyline this season which is great because he's always been a favorite character of mine. I also like that the thing between Tyler and Hayley isn't a romantic because this show has already had more love triangles than any show should have.
4. Degrassi: This week I started trying to get caught up with Degrassi by finishing up season 10 and starting season 11(so far I've seen the first 7 episodes). I still really love this show overall but my favorite parts were probably anything involving Fiona she has this habit of being adorably awkward.

Fantastic Five Friday: Top TV Weddings

Fantastic Friday is a weekly meme that's hosted by The Weekly Enthusiast

1. Amy and Rory(Doctor Who): I really love this wedding because I love Amy and Rory as a couple and I liked everything we saw of the wedding. I really loved the whole episode although the wedding is only a small part of the episode I thought it was kind of the perfect way to end the season was with these two getting married.
2. Seth and Summer(The OC): Seth and Summer are my favorite tv couple so I loved that they got married even though their whole wedding was just a brief little scene.
3. The Doctor and River(Doctor Who): I love the Doctor's and River's relationship and I liked that there wedding was different from pretty much all other weddings I've scene on tv which is a good thing in my book.
4. Corey and Topanga(Boy Meets World): Corey and Topanga are one of the first couples I ever shipped so I loved seeing them get married and I remember that episode being a favorite of mine.
5. Monica and Chandler(Friends): I really love Monica and Chandler as couple and although this episode isn't one of my favorites I still loved seeing them get married.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

TV Review: Vampire Diaries: The Killer(4.05)

                                         Vampire Diaries: The Killer(4.05)Review
  • I liked that despite the fact that Professor Shane is working with Connor he still doesn't want Bonnie to get hurt or really even be involved with Connor at all.
  • I like that when Stefan called Klaus he asked him if he could tell Damon about the cure and while I agree with Klaus that telling Damon probably isn't a good idea I loved the fact that Stefan wanted to tell Damon about the cure.
  • I didn't like how keeping the cure secret strained Stefan's relationship with Damon and Elena.
  • I kind of like that even when Connor is taking Jeremy hostage along with Matt and April, Connor still tries to mentor Jeremy about the ways of a hunter.
  • I feel really bad for April being caught in the middle of all these things and not having a clue about what is going on. I also like how Matt kept her calm throughout the experience.
  • I find the traps that Connor sets up for vampires to be very elaborate and deadly.
  • I liked that pretty much everyone teamed up to save Jeremy, Matt and April because I like whenever most of the cast teams up.
  • I liked how Hayley pretty much refused to get into any fights about Tyler and I'm glad that she and Tyler didn't actually have a relationship but were actually just trying find a way help hybrids break their sire bond.
  • I kind of like the idea of a relationship between Bonnie and Professor Shane with how they flirted a bit at the beginning of the episode and I like that he taught her how to let go of her fear of performing magic.
  • I hated that Damon nearly killed Stefan in this episode, I know that Damon and Stefan don't have the best relationship but I think that grabbing Stefan's heart was going to far even for him.
  • I'm like that Elena killed Connor in order to avenge him nearly killing Jeremy and I'm sad that she killed her only chance at being human again but I'm glad she doesn't know that part.
  • I liked that Elena was really upset about her first killed and was mad at both Stefan for keeping a secret from her and Damon for telling her to just killing Connor.
  • I like that by the end of the episode that Damon and Stefan are on relatively good terms again.
  • I'm curious about how Jeremy is going to handle now having the tattoo on his skin and I hope it involves a good story arc for him.
  • I'm really curious about the hallucinations that Elena experienced at the end of the episode.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

30 Days of Female Characters: Day 20: Favorite female antagonist

Day 20: Favorite female antagonist: Katherine Pierce(Vampire Diaries)
I love Katherine because she so smart and manipulative with how she always plans ahead and is able to convince almost anyone to go along with things in her way. I also love how ruthless she is when it comes to her survival, I love that no matter what she'll always choose to save herself and she doesn't care who has to die in order for her to survive. I also love that despite how ruthless she is she still believes in love even if she's to smart to act on those feelings while she's running from Klaus I think it's nice that she still believes in the concept. I also think she's the best villain this show has ever had.

30 Days of Female Characters: Day 19: Favorite non-human female character

Day 19: Favorite non-human female character: Rebekah Mikaelson(Vampire Diaries)
This was a tough question for me to answers since I love so many non-human female characters but the one that I think is the best answer for today's question is Rebekah. I love Rebekah because even though she's a thousand years old she just really wants to live the life of a normal high school girl with joining the cheer leading squad, planning school dances, wanting to go to a school dance but being unable to attend because she keeps getting daggered right before them, and of course fall in love. I love that she has both a bitchy side and vulnerable side and I find both them just as enjoyable to watch. I love that she still believes in love and doesn't fear it even though it has often caused her trouble. I just pretty much love everything about Rebekah and she was one of the best things about season three.

30 Days of Female Characters: Day 18: Favorite non-warrior female character

Day 18: Favorite non-warrior female character: Charlotte "Chuck" Charles(Pushing Daisies)
I love Chuck because of how she's generally an optimistic and caring person even after she is murder which is quite impressive for multiple reasons. I love that she always worries about her aunts and that she likes to ask people if they have any last wishes. I also love that she desires adventures and that she always gets really into solving the case of the week. Another thing I love about Chuck is that she has read a lot and therefore she has a lot of knowledge about all sorts of things.

30 Days of Female Characters: Day 17: Favorite Warrior female character

Day 17: Favorite Warrior female character: Nikita(Nikita)
I love Nikita because she has this determination, knowledge and great fighting abilities that enables her to take down Division. I also like that she seems to be able to balance her emotions and stoicism pretty much perfectly.

TV Review: Nashville: We Live in Two Different Worlds(1.04)

                                Nashville: We Live in Two Different Worlds(1.04)Review
  • I think it's odd that the media made such a big deal out of Juliette stealing one bottle of nail polish that cost like 3 or 4 dollars at most, I kind just agreed with Juliette's original reaction just to laugh at how out of proportion everyone was making things.
  • I felt bad for Juliette having to deal with her mother because it's clear how hard that is for her but it did seem like her mom was trying although I wouldn't be surprised at all if she relapses.
  • I feel bad that Juliette's whole career is in danger now due to one little shoplifting incident and the interviewer bring up her mom out of nowhere didn't help Juliette fix things because she never reacts well to things involve her mom.
  • I think it's sad that Juliette doesn't have any real friends and that the only person she can think to call is Deacon.
  • It seems like this election that Teddy's running in is just going to keep causing problems in his and Rayna's marriage.
  • I kind of liked how nervous the country club people made Rayna because it's not something that I would expect from her.
  • It seems that Teddy and Deacon have a strained relationship but that's not really surprising. I'm also curious about what will happen in the next episodes with Rayna said her and Deacon's relationship was over but those two seem too link to just end their relationship.
  • I'm curious about what the relationship between Teddy and Peggy is and what their big secret is.
  • I kind of like the relationship that's developing between Gunnar and Hailey since so far it's been cute and sweet.
  • I feel bad that Scarlet feels guilty about getting a deal when Avery hasn't, I just wish she could be happy for herself.
Please tell me your thoughts about this episode.

10 popular YA genres matched with tv shows

1. Vampires: Vampire Diaries: The trend of vampire romances have become extremely popular in recent years to the point that most people never want to read a book about vampires again but there are some series out there that are still worth your time. While the Vampire Diaries tv show is based off a series of books I haven't read the books and I don't plan to because I read the summary of the first four books on wikipedia and it doesn't seem like something I'd like. The Vampire Diaries tv show has interesting characters who are involved in plots that move along faster than almost any other show on tv which makes for some addicting tv. My favorite characters are Caroline, Katherine, Rebekah, Stefan, Damon and Elijah. My favorite couples are Damon/Katherine, Stefan/Elena and Jeremy/Anna.
2.Werewolves: Teen Wolf: Werewolves are slightly less popular trend than vampires in YA but still pretty popular. and while I haven't read a lot werewolf YA books I think Teen Wolf is probably a bit different in a good way from most of those series. I honestly wasn't expecting much from this series when I first started it but it's actually a great series with great characters and interesting mythology and storylines. I found the second show of this season to be great and I have to say that I loved ever episode that aired this summer which isn't something that happens often even if I do love the series.
3. Dystopian: Dollhouse: In the past couple of years dystopians went from practically non-existent in the YA genre to extremely popular while it seems like their isn't a whole lot of tv dystopian series I think Dollhouse kind of counts as one. Dollhouse is actually what I would call a pre-dystopian with all the episodes(save Epitaph one and Epitaph Two) are leading up to a dystopian future rather than being set in one. I think this series makes one ask themselves quite a few questions about human nature just like a dystopian should do(although many YA dystopian's don't because it's just a love triangle set in the future) and it has very interesting characters(it takes quite a while for some people to like the characters in the series) and concept.
4. Fairytale: Pushing Daisies:The fairytale retelling have become popular it seems in the YA genre so I think it my seem a bit odd that I didn't choose the show Once Upon a Time and I instead choose Pushing Daisies which isn't based off a fairytale but it often feels like one. I love this show with it's bright color world, interesting quirky characters and one the sweetest romances to ever grace a television screen between Ned and Chuck.
5. Fantasy kitchen sink: Buffy the Vampire slayer: Some YA series has a whole bunch of different kinds of fantasy creature and no tv show I've seen as a larger variety of monsters than Buffy the Vampire Slayer. BTVS is a great show with great episodes that deal with teen life and young adulthood through metaphors portrayed by the supernatural.
6. SciFi: Doctor Who: SCiFi may not be an extremely popular genre in YA books but it still exists and there is no better scifi series in my opinion than Doctor Who. Doctor Who is a great series about a timelord who goes by the name the Doctor who travels though time and space with is companions and saves the world and the universe whenever he can.
7. Contemporary YA: The OC: The YA books about falling in love for the first time are pretty popular now and have been for a long time and I don't see that changing anytime soon. I think The OC is the teen drama that fits this kind of YA book best because romances are big part of the show and characters who are friends in the show general treat each other well which makes this show better than most teen dramas because it isn't about stabbing your friend in the back to get with some guy or girl. I also love just really love this show and it's my favorite tv show.
8. Contemporary YA serious issues: Degrassi:TNG: It's quite popular for YA books to deal with more series issues like eating disorders or drug use such as in Ellen Hopkins books but it's not something that's popular to do in tv shows for teens. Degrassi is a show that deals with almost ever issue that teens may face in real life and while they don't always protray it well they should get points for at least trying. I love this show but I don't think it's for everyone especially if try to start the show from it's first season it may be a bit hard to get into do the characters ages.
9. Heist Society: White Collar: Heist Society is one of my favorite books and it's about con artists and White Collar is about a con artist that now has to work with the FBI in order to stay out of prison. Both Heist Society and White Collar are extremely enjoyable series that think most people would end up liking.
10. Scandelous life of the rich: Revenge: I'm not sure how popular the trend of rich people is in YA right now but I know that there are quite a few books written about them so I think this category fits. This category is honestly just an excuse for me to mention Revenge which is a great series about how Emily Thorne comes to Hampton's to get revenge on the people who framed her father when she was a young child.

Top 5 Doctor Who episodes

This is part of Whovember which is taking place at Down the Rabbit Hole's blog this month.

1.The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang(5.12-5.13): This is an episode that I found really exciting because it tied the whole season together with revealing the mysteries of the Pandorica and the cracks in the universe. I also loved how this episode brought River and Rory back as well and that there was an appearance from all of the Doctor's enemies. I loved The Big Bang even more than the Pandorica Opens because I loved the whole universe collapsing in on itself and the Doctor jumping back and forth in time. I also loved all the characters and relationship moments in this episode as well. Overall I just completely loved these episodes and I think that it was the perfect way to end my favorite season of Doctor Who so far.
2. The Doctor's Wife(6.04): I loved this unusual episode that focuses on the Doctor's relationship with his TARDIS. I thought it was great fun to see the TARDIS human form and I love seeing the Doctor and the TARDIS interact and I was kind of heartbroken when the TARDIS and the Doctor had to say goodbye.
3.The Army of Ghosts/Doomsday(2.12-2.13): I loved this episode because it had quite a large scale feel to it with both the Cybermen and the Daleks being present and trying to destroy man kind. I love this episode most of all because it broke my heart when Rose and the Doctor were separated right after Rose decided that she'd rather be with the Doctor than see her family again. I overall love both of these episodes but my favorite part of it is the last few heartbreaking scenes between the Doctor and Rose.
4.The Power of Three(7.04): I loved this episode because it shows more of Amy's and Rory's regular life as well as showing how odd it is for them to go between the Doctor part of their life and normal part of their life. This episode to me was all about the characters and their relationships which made me love even more. I especially love the scene between the Doctor and Amy were he tells her he's running to her because he doesn't want her to fade from his life.
5. The Girl Who  Waited(6.10): I love this episode because I loved seeing how Amy changed after being left for 36 years and I both loved and hated the transformation with how cold and strong she had to become. I also loved this episode because it had quite a bit to do with how much Amy and Rory love each other and since they're my favorite couple that makes me happy although that also ended up making me cry towards the end as well. I also liked how this episode also showed a darker side of the Doctor as well.

Honorable Mentions: The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances, Bad Wolf/Parting of the Ways, The girl in the Fireplace, The Impossible Planet/Satan's Pit, Eleventh Hour, Vincent and the Doctor, The Lodger, A Good Man Goes to War, God Complex, The Wedding of River Song, Asylum of the Daleks, and Angels Take Manhattan.