I still can’t quite believe that it’s been 10 years since Firefly aired on TV. Or that it’s been 7 years since Serenity was released in cinemas… have I made you feel old now? To cheer you up, here’s a shiny Firefly tee: The Good, The Bad and The Shiny ($24.54).

There’s also a Walking Dead one that uses the same principle: The Good, The Bad and The Hungry ($28.91).

I’m enjoying the TV version of Game of Thrones. The second season wasn’t as ah-mah-zing as the first one, but I like what they’ve done with the adaption.

With season three it’s where it becomes tricky. The third, fourth and fifth book all contain overlapping events and it’s going to be very interesting as to how they’ll translate it all to TV. Plus the third book is also being cut up into two seasons… I’ve got faith in the writers/producers that it’ll all turn out great, but am still curious to see how their version of the story will be.

HBO just released an In Production video of season 3 of Game of Thrones. It’s not that long, but it gives us a first look to some of the new characters and locations. I can’t believe we still need to wait 4 more months for this!

Have you read/watched Game of Thrones? What are you hoping for in the next season?

I feel old: it’s been more than 8 years now since the Friends final. It’s still one of my favourite TV shows though, and I’ve been wanting to get a boxset of the entire series for a while now. Well, now it might be finally time to invest in one: it’s being completely released on Blu-ray in one big awesome boxset!

Thanks to Warner Bros I’ve been given a Limited Edition Friends prize pack to giveaway to one lucky reader! The winner will get:

  • Two oversized cappuccino mugs
  • A picture frame just like the one on Monica’s door

How awesome is that? All you have to do is leave a comment behind with your favourite Friends moment. It’s only open to US residents and entries must be in before November 27th 17:00. The winner will be contacted via email on the 28th.

I went on holiday and I saw: a Weeping Angel, a sonic screwdriver and a dalek. This t-shirt design from Don’t Blink Tees (Doctor Who tees FTW) is awesome:

You can get it for $20 on a standard t-shirt or for $24 on an American Apparel fitted t-shirt.

Yesterday during the Children In Need live broadcast a short prequel to the Doctor Who Christmas special was shown. It looks great:

And there’s a brand new trailer:

I’m still very curious to see how Jenna-Louise Coleman will fit in to all this. She and Matt Smith are saying that she isn’t the same character, but somehow that only makes me think that she is. But how? The other guess for now is that she’s an ancestor of Oswin, but somehow that seems to be too simple an explanation. I’m hoping it’s a bit more mysterious than that. What do you think? Any theories?

Tee-rrific: Soufflé Girl

November 7th, 2012

I can’t wait till the new episodes of Doctor Who start again! 48 days till the Christmas special… I’m super curious to find out who/what Jenna-Louise Coleman will be playing and how that character will be connected to Oswin Oswald.

This is the first tee I’ve come across to feature Oswin, but I’m pretty confidant we’ll see more based on her in the future (well, more based on this other new character at least). The tee is $25.97 on Redbubble.com.

Yay, it’s proper TV season again! All my lovely shows are back from hiatus, plus we’ve gotten a couple of new interesting shows. In total there are actually over 20 new shows, but only a handful of them seem worthwhile or promising. I’ll review those once I’ve watched more episodes; I always find you need to give a new show a 3-6 episodes to find its feet.

Today though I’ll review the new seasons of 4 of my current favourite shows: Once Upon A Time, Castle, How I Met Your Mother and Grey’s Anatomy. Obviously: beware of spoilers for previous seasons. I’ll list under the titles which episodes of this season I’ve seen so far (and might potentially spoil).

Once Upon A Time

S2E01 Broken, S2E02 We Are Both, S2E03 Lady of the Lake

It took a while for me to get into the first season of Once Upon A Time, but it ended up being one of my favourite shows last year. I’ve been waiting patiently all summer to see how the writers would deal with the Storybrooke characters getting their memories back and how they’d deal with Regina and Rumpelstiltskin. I was a bit disappointed what that is concerned by the season opening; it all felt a bit too easy. I did love the twist in that first episode though where the “flashback” scenes turn out not to be flashbacks at all. Plus it’s interesting having Emma and Snow in the fairy tale world, trying to get back home and dealing with being mother and daughter.

I think my only problem so far with this season is that there are now quite a lot of characters and they all have to share screen time. For instance, we haven’t seen Mr Gold and Belle since the first episode, and Regina was barely in the third episode. Besides that I don’t like the new characters Mulan and Aurora (Sleeping Beauty). I’m hoping they’ll become a bit more interesting once we get some more dedicated fairytale flashbacks about them. Fairy tale/Disney characters I wish they’d add: Ariel (although not sure how they’ll do mermaids in our world) and Simba (just to see how in the hell they’ll pull that off).


S5E01 After The Storm, S2E02 Cloudy With A Chance of Murder, S2E03 Secret’s Safe With Me, S2E04 Murder, He Wrote

Caskett! We finally get to see Castle and Beckett as a couple, and so far it’s been awesome. They’re great together and the chemistry between them has only gotten better. I was scared to see how the show would deal with it (so many other shows that relied on the “will they, won’t they” angle have failed miserably), but the writers have done a great job. The murder-of-the-week plots are predictable as ever, but who cares, it’s still a lot of fun.

How I Met Your Mother

S8E01 Farhampton, S8E02 The Pre-Nup, S8E03 Nannies, S8E04 Who Wants To Be A Godparent?

I can’t believe I’ve been watching How I Met Your Mother for 8 years now… It makes me feel old. To make me myself feel even older, consider this: How I Met Your Mother started after Friends finished, which had 10 seasons…

How I Met Your Mother is always a bit hit and miss for me; some episodes I love and laugh so much, others are just boring and not funny at all. I really enjoyed the first two episodes of this season, and am still so curious to see who the mother turns out to be. I know it’s a bit of a gimmick, but I’m still enjoying it. The latest two episodes though I didn’t like. I’m not sure if that’s cause they’re focusing on Marshall’s and Lily’s now baby-filled life (which I couldn’t care less about) or if it’s just bad writing.

I’m also curious to see if this will be the final season and we’ll finally find out who the mother is. The writers previously have said that this will be the season where we find out the mother’s identity and that if they get renewed they’ll do something interesting for the season after that. One idea I quite liked was a season full of flashbacks from the mother’s perspective.

Nathan Fillion is such an adorable huge geek:

Last night I finally managed to watch the midseason final of Doctor Who (after trying to avoid spoilers for more than 24 hours, quite tricky). If you haven’t seen it yet, why the hell not yet?!? Also: you’d better not scroll beyond the video… spoilers, sweetie!

The episode featured the Ponds for the very last time and they made a cool behind-the-scenes featurette about the final days of shooting:

So what did you guys all think of the Ponds final episode? I really enjoyed watching it and thought it was a nice, sweet and sad goodbye. Later on though after it sank in a bit better I realized I’m quite disappointed in how messy the plot feels. Why exactly couldn’t the Doctor go back and find them? I understand that he couldn’t find them and bring them back to their own time, but that didn’t stop him from visiting them, right? And River clearly was able to visit them, cause that’s how Amy got to write the final page. It just all feels a bit flimsy to me.

Also I’m pretty sure that for the past episodes we’ve been following the Pond’s timeline, not the Doctor’s (just pay attention to the clothes the Ponds are wearing in Pond Life and each episode). I kind of expected that to finally reveal itself this episode. Plus we’re no closer to finding out who exactly the new companion is and how she relates to Oswin Oswald. Or what the flickering lights mean. Or what the references to Christmas are.

What about you guys? Similar thoughts?

Me Wantz: Water Tribe Hoodie

September 17th, 2012

This Water Tribe Hoodie from The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra looks so warm and comfy! I love this design from etsy store RaritysBoutique; it looks awesome. Sadly though Viacom (which owns Nickelodeon) made them take down the Avatar hoodies, so you can’t order one anymore.

On the back is the water element symbol, while on the shoulder you can find the water nation symbol.

The shop also did hoodies for the other elements (Earth Kingdom, Fire Nation and Air Nomad), but those have also been pulled. They still sell a very large range of My Little Pony ones though which also look great (if you My Little Pony).