This is a blog : the fourth : Doctor Who

Doctor Who? Doctor Who, you know, that British TV show with the guy in the blue box that travels through space and time.

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Let me just start out by saying that Doctor Who is pretty much that show I’ve never watched and wished I watched as a kid and growing up. It has all the elements of everything I like. Hands down my favorite show. I decorate my room with Doctor Who memorabilia such as little figurines and TARDIS lights. Secretly I want the Doctor Who backpack and who can go without a fez.

As you first watch the re-launched series you will see how cheesy the graphic. But if you look past the lack of graphics, you will find a great story in the making. Also, I’d like to point out that you can’t just ask someone to explain Doctor Who. There’s just so much timey-whimey stuff going on, and the Pandorica just restarted everything, and people were dead but not dead…you have to just see it to understand. Throughout the years the development of the cinematography and graphic design has captured a certain awe and emotion. Let’s just say I’ve cried a few times watching this show.

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As a viewer we wish the Doctor would plant his blue box in our yard and take us as his traveling companion. Who wouldn’t want to see the world and travel through time? As Christopher Eccleston regenerates to David Tennant we start to see his relationship with his companion Rose Tyler (played by Billie Piper) grow and mature. All us girls wish we were Rose Tyler. I get choked up every time he was going to say it but couldn’t and then she cries. Can I stop typing now, I need a minute. Oh how Bad Wolf is a blessing and a curse.

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The Doctor Meets other companions such as Donna Noble and Martha Jones and makes villains as well. The Angels are my favorite villain. Let me just say I hate dolls. I always think they are looking at you. They’re just creepy. So when you have a statue of an Angel that gets closer every time you look away and can take you back in time away from your loved ones, yeah there is something to worry about.

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Fortunately, the Doctor is able to fight these foes and come out on top. As David Tennant regenerates to Matt Smith we lose a great actor that could be the Doctor forever, but unfortunately all things comes to an end. David Tennant grew up always wanting to be the Doctor. He would get in trouble because all his essays in school were about Doctor Who in some way. If you read about him on IMDB on his trivia it can tell you more interesting facts.

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Matt Smith really took over the meaning of the Doctor. He made bow ties cool and when he couldn’t figure out how to argue back he always told you to “shut up” as his defense. Whenever he was excited he would spin and pull out his screwdriver. “Geronimo!” he would go and we all knew he was onto something. His love for his friend such as Amy Pond and Rory Williams helped the Doctor understand love and what we are willing to do to fight for it. We also are also introduced to River Song who is also a time traveler. When her character is first introduced with David Tennant we see that it his future wife he will marry yet they are both at different ends of the time spectrum gradually getting closer with every time they see each other. We also find out other things along the way but no spoilers here.

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Currently the Doctor is played by Peter Capaldi and his companion is Clara Oswin Oswald played by Jenna Coleman, the impossible girl. I feel that these past few seasons have not been about the Doctor but more about the story of Clara and her relationship with the Doctor. The Doctor seems to get too proud and Clara is there to help him along the way.

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Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television show produced by the BBC from 1963 to present day. It is about a mysterious time-travelling humanoid alien adventurer known only as “The Doctor”, a Time Lord from the planet of Gallifrey. He explores time and space with various companions in his TARDIS, a time-traveling space ship. Although bearing remarkably human-like features, he is a Gallifreyan Time Lords — a mysterious alien race that has mastered time travel. The Doctor occasionally regenerates into a new form, allowing a new actor to step into the role. The Doctor faces a variety of foes and enemies along his travels but also helps people along the way.

Doctor Who originally ran from 1963 to 1989. Russell T Davies relaunched Doctor Who in 2005. The first series of the 21st century, featured Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor. Doctor Who also spawned spin-offs such as Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures , both created by Russell T Davies.

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This is a blog : the third : Sherlock BBC

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Sherlock Holmes. Arthur Conan Doyle’s character has fascinated us for decades. If you haven’t seen Sherlock the BBC series then you probably don’t know good TV. Sherlock played by Benedict Cumberbatch (Atonement, War Horse, The Hobbit, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Imitation Game) and Watson played by Martin Freeman (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, The Hobbit, Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, The World’s End) star in this British television mystery crime drama series. If you love Arthur Conan Doyle’s books you’ll love this modernized series.

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Sherlock isn’t like a typical TV series. Running at an average 1 hour and 30 mins, 3 per season, you get the movie experience without the dragged out series.

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I love watching Sherlock because I love trying to figure out who-dunnit. With Sherlock you can feel smarter and feel more sophisticated as you drink your tea. Oh how I would love to have a Sherlock party where we all dress fancy and sip our tea and eat biscuits.

The visual appeal of Sherlock is that of hipster elements and modern conceptual art. Shots of London are shown throughout and A+ performance from both Benedict and Martin.

“I’m not going to go into detail about how I do what I do because chances are you wouldn’t understand. If you’ve got a problem that you want me to solve, then contact me.” Sherlock

If you are an IMDB addict like me sometimes you would be disappointed because similar movies and shows are NOT similar so I’ve created a list for you better than IMDB.

IMDB Similars
Game of Thrones
Breakng Bad
Dexter
The Big Bang Theory
True Detective
House of Cards
How I met your mother
Prison Break
The Walking Dead
Suits
Friends
Hannibal
Lost
House MD
Arrow

My Sherlock Similars:
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The Great Mouse Detective 1986
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death 1943
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon 1943
Without A Clue 1988
Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva 2010
Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes 2010
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the [hantom Flame 2010
The Prestige 2006
Scooby Doo
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Scooby Doo Series

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This is a blog : the second : Once Upon a Time

PicsArt_1417053087992 As a child I would watch Disney movies and sing and dance. My favorites were those of Robin Hood, Peter Pan, and The Little mermaid. Oh how I wish I could fly, fly away from my problems. I wish I could be in a different world and that all everything was better in song. Maybe that’s why I love to sing because it takes me to another place where I’m not scared and I can be me. Whether you were raised liking a fox, a mermaid, a lion, a princess, a prince, or a villain, we all have the same thoughts. We wish life was like a fairy tale.

One of my favorite TV shows Once Upon A Time has done a great way to explain to us what that would be like. Since this show is so complex with every episode I apologize for such a lengthy post. But it is hard to sum up each season without giving away pivotal points and “no way!” moments. If you aren’t watching Once Upon A Time its probably because you don’t want to be seen watching fairy tales and seem wimpy or less of a man or woman. On the contrary, this show delivers strong characters, and characters that fight for anything. So without further adieu here is what you are missing and a snapshot of what this show brings.

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Season 1

Emma Swan, a bail bonds person, is surprised on her birthday by her 10-year-old son Henry who she gave up for adoption. He then tells her he lives in place called Storybrooke, Maine. She then drives him back to his foster mother to find out things don’t seem right. As a “new” parent and as a bail bonds person she knows when something isnt right. As viewers, we can see who is who as this show does cut scenes from “the magical world” to the real world. The town is put under a curse by the Evil Queen to where the have differnet personas and dont remember the fairy tale world they came from. Emma stays a few days in this town at Grannys bed and breakfast that lays above the diner. Regina, Henry’s foster mother or the Evil Queen, does not like Emma because shes different and new. According to Henry, and his magical fairy tale book, his mother Emma is the Saviour and she must get everyone their happy endings. Throughout season 1, we are introduced to our favorite Disney princes, princesses, villans, and suppporting characters. Thou season 1 is a little slow ( most dramas are) we have to understand they are telling a story and introducing characters in the first part of the story. Jam packed in first season we see Prince Charming and Snow White wedding, how Emma was born, how the Evil Queen casted her sleeping curse and the curse that have them al stuck in the town, Prince Charmings back story, a little sneak at Rumplestiltskin. Meanwhile in our world we see how far true loves kiss goes, and how Emma and Regina battle for the safety of Henry. We also see how ones belief in magic can save a town from the Evil Queens curse. Everything else in season 1 is just dressing and suporting roles and stories for the actual storyline.

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Season 2

As season 2 starts we are open to seeing that Emma has lifted the curse and everyone has their memories back. But everything is not all roses aand sunshine especially in this fairy tale drama. Magic beans, portals, pirates, giants, ogres, and more magic unwind in this seasson. We find out more of the Evil Queens backstory and what made her so evil and that befor eit all started she was just girl in love. We also see how Rumplestiltskin ( or the crocodile) lived his life before when he was only a poor cowardly human that only cared for his boy and was willing to do anything to live for his family. As the story plays we also see that he meets Killigan Jones aka Hook and see a feud develop between the characters over Rumple’s wife. Thus, Killigan becomes Hook. In the real world Emma, and Snow White fall into a portal through the Mad Hatters hat after trying to fight off a wraith that Rumple had called to kill Regina. They fall into the Forbidden Forest and team up with Mulan and Aurora and beknown to them Hook. As Emma and Snow White try to find a way back to their loved ones they encounter fighting ogres, giants, and even Reginas evil mother. Emmas relationship with Hook grows and we see that Emma isnt that easy to be swooned. We see also that Emma unleashes some powers of her own. As they are able to get back through a portal by a magical bean we see they arent the only ones. Hook and Reginas mother Kora join in on the fun as well. The season comes to a close as the gang tries to find a way to defeat Kora ( since she is more evil than the Evil Queen) and we see how Rumple only wants to find his son. He creates a potion to do this ( since crossing the town border makes you forget your memories of his past life) and he brings along Emma and Henry for the ride. We find out where and who Rumples son is and as they come back more drama unfolds and people arent who they seem. With new characters brings in new conflict as Henrys life is in danger and he is basically kidnapped and taken through a portal to Neverland.

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This is a blog : the first : The Mysteries of Laura

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Hello everyone. A lot of people these days believe they are real bloggers. That they type and that it’s good. A real blogger naturally writes. They don’t need to use big words or blog about something that’s popular like mustaches (oh gawd what were we thinking) just to get followers. Real bloggers you can get in their head. Real bloggers you feel as if you are the writing the blog yourself. Just because you have a Facebook does not make you a blogger. I’m here to tell you that I am a blogger. Always thinking but never writing. So here I go…

As I type watching The Mysteries of Laura on Hulu, I smile. Growing up reading those Nancy Drew books and always being so fascinated, watching CSI Las Vegas, and with the idea of Sherlock Holmes character, I always felt as if mysteries were calling me. Oh and Debra Messing is also one of my favorite real actresses.

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You aren’t watching The Mysteries of Laura you say?  Well your missing out. This hip, fist pumping, always quirky mystery comedy series will deliver. Debra Messing ( known for Will & Grace) is recently soon to be divorced cop who only wants to solve the who-dunnit just to get home to her rumbustious children just to solve who to watch her kids while she’s gone. With each episode we see her grow as a mother and grow in herself. Now for you guys out there watching a show about a mother cop doesn’t appeal your interest. I get that. But did I forget to mention her boss is her husband! I smell controversy. With working with your soon-to-be ex comes constant tug a war and with two kids “Laura” has so much on her plate. Her husband Jake played by Josh Lucas ( from Sweet Home Alabama) is a sassy, manipulative, yet charming character. With his smooth voice we, and sometimes Laura, fall into his whimsical ways. There’s also more comedy as Max Jenkins character plays Laura’s assistant or should we say intern. For when the show is lacking in comedy they bust out the intern just to keep it going.

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