lauantai 14. syyskuuta 2013

Broadchurch and a quick update containing absolutely nothing of importance

Wohoo! Broadchurch is finally being broadcast also in Finland! MTV3 19.9.2013 21:00. 

If this British crime series is unfamiliar then just... watch it. Really. It is one of the best ones out there. I have to confess that I started watching it because David Tennant was in it, but from very early on it was clear that the show was something special. 

The story is basically a murder investication in a small costal town where a body of a young boy has been found. Besides being a crime series it also concentrates heavily on the impact it has on the small community. Similar thing might happen in any small town, where everybody knows everybody. How does a murder and the media affect the community? 

The show might be a little more slow-paced than others out there, but it still manages to be very gripping. Not only is the cast brilliant - Olivia Coleman as the 'good-cop' and Tennant as the grumpy-cat-like depressed-looking detective are just amazing - but also the music and the whole atmosphere of the show is really close-knitted, moody, beautifully shot and emotional.   

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So much for that :) My life outside popular culture and obsessing over fictional characters is quite boring. I have fever and haven't been to any lectures outside one philosophy lecture, which was actually quite nice. Except that now I have to read two books for that exam... and so far they're extremely dull. 

So now I'm just sipping a mixture of booze and ice tea... and staring at pictures of Tom Hiddleston in Tumblr. Yes. I'll go and continue that now. Bye!  

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maanantai 2. syyskuuta 2013

Wibbly wobbly timey wimey!

What the hell has happened to me..? x) I have finally found my inner Doctor Who fangirl! ...well, fangirl in general. And finally managed to write about it as well, it's been months now and I am absolutely hooked to the show!

During the first 2000's Doctor (Eccelston) I watched the show every once in a while, but something was missing still.

Then came THE Doctor.

David Tennant, the 10th Doctor, proved to be perfect for the role of this weird and wonderful time-traveller with that child-like energy, which really conveyed that he was enjoying himself tremendously. Of course I later found out that he'd himself been a fan since he was four years old or something and grew up with Tom Baker's version of the Doctor. Despite the bursts of energy and humour that he brought to the show, he is also managed to bring in the darker. sadder and the lonelier aspect of the character really nicely. Not to mention those beautiful brown eyes ;)

It took me a month's waiting to be able to watch The End of Time, where Ten regenerates into Eleven. A process in which also the actor naturally changed into Matt Smith. I like him well enough, but Ten is still definately 'my Doctor', as they say.

A very well made trailer of the Ten

This is the first time in a long while when I'm so thrilled about an actor. Actually I'm also going to see his performance as Richard II in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production in Stratford upon Avon in October, which is basically a dream come true. I still can't believe it really.

   Tennant as Hamlet. Pic from the Guardian's website.

ALSO I'm going to see Tom Hiddleston at the Donmar! What the hell!!! It finally seems like I have gone crazy, but hey... at least it's for Shakespeare ;) since I found out about those two actors I've found the inspiration for studying and reading again. I've also rediscovered my love for Shakespeare, which first kindled while reading Macbeth at high school. I could not even understand all of it, but it just felt like something special. The language was incredibly beautiful and the play itself was even quite scary! A feeling I didn't think a 400-year-old play would manage to wake up.

Tom Hiddleston as Henry V.  

Now all the plays I've read include Macbeth, Othello and Merchant of Venice (both for a course at the Uni), Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing and King Lear. Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing are probably my favourites. The other one is so dark and the other so hilarious.

But so much for that! :D