Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Story Time

Hey Yo! Wow there's been a lot going on in the world of TV! I find myself rarely watching movies anymore, because the TV shows that are out there today are so bloody good!

I've just finished Spartacus season 2. Which really isn't a masterpiece but it is a visual masterpiece - think 300 level violence. It's just one of those shows that you're sitting there watching and thinking to yourself "Wow this isn't a very well-told story but why can't I stop watching?!?!?"

Once Upon a Time

Another new show I've started watching is Once Upon a Time. I've heard nothing but good things about this show and decided to give it a go, and I'm not disappointed. I'm only up to episode 6 and it's a really cool show with a great premise. IMDB sums up the plot very well:

"Emma Swan gets the surprise of her life when Henry, the son she gave up 10 years ago, arrives on her doorstep. Returning the boy to his adoptive mother becomes complicated when Henry reveals a stunning theory to Emma. Everyone in Storybrooke, Maine is a fairytale character under a curse, and Emma - as the long lost daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming - is the one who can save them all. The story unfolds; interweaving scenes of the drama in the sleepy New England town and the the inhabitants' past lives in the world of fairy tales. The timeless battle of good vs evil is ready to begin again"
Right from the get go you are introduced to the main storyline (which is one of the most creative ideas for a TV show) and it is explained clearly. Then throughout each episode so far the story goes in depth into each different character and their back story and how it is effecting them in the "new reality". As well as continuing the main storyline of the show.

As far as acting goes it's a very solid cast thus far. The two standouts have been the lead role Emma Swan played by Jennifer Morrison, she has really embraced her part leading to excellent performances. We all know how important a lead role is and Morrison has done it justice and should continue to do an excellent job, and has the potential to land even bigger roles in the future. The second standout is Robert Carlyle who plays the dual role of Mr Gold and Rumpelstiltskin. Carlyle is doing a great job and the secondary villain as part of the main storyline. As Mr Gold he plays a cold and calculating villain, and as Rumpelstiltskin (well, we all know the story of Rumpelstiltskin) the crazy magical man who loves the make deals with people which will eventually always come out in his favour.

So far I really don't have a bad thing to say about the show. My only advice would be to watch the first episode closely and attentively otherwise you may find yourself a little lost. I really look forward to watching the rest of this season as I've heard Brad Dourif who is one of my favourite actors, has a role in an upcoming episode which I am very excited to see.


There's been a lot going on in TV land lately. Game of Thrones is finally back and the first two episodes have been brilliant, I'll go further in depth on the show later. True Blood and Sons of Anarchy have been gearing up for their return in August. I'll have more for you soon!


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