Wow, this illustration by Anna Rettberg is awesome! I instantly recognized most of these characters; I think the only ones I struggled with were from shows that I haven’t watched (only 2 actually: Arrested Development and Breaking Bad). How many can your recognize?

Here’s all the characters in the picture:

Back row: Dwight (The Office), Caprica 6 (Battlestar Galactica), Dr. House (House), JD (Scrubs), Tobias (Arrested Development), Liz Lemon (30 Rock), River (Firefly), Jack and Vincent (LOST), The 11th Doctor (Doctor Who), Walter (Breaking Bad), Rick Grimes (Walking Dead)

Middle row: Buffy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Bill (True Blood), Jeff (Community), Quinn or really any other cheerleader from (Glee) and honestly could be Claire from (Heroes) if you’d prefer, Barney (How I Met Your Mother), Don Draper (Mad Men), Dexter (Dexter), Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock)

Bottom row: Sheldon (Big Bang Theory), Spock (Star Trek:TOS), Chuck (Chuck), Sydney Bristow (Alias)

Window: TARDIS (Doctor Who), USS Enterprise (Star Trek), Galactica (Battlestar Galactica), Serenity (Firefly)

Via Geek In Heels

I’m loving the second season of Game of Thrones; I can’t believe there are only two more episodes left! This tee has been making the blog rounds, and I love seeing Daenerys as a sort of Disney princess. Makes me wonder how some of the other characters would like disney-fied.

Ooh, it’s that time of the year when the current TV shows are ending and the new Fall shows are being announced. There have been some awesome season finales this year, but I’ll write more about that in a later post (once all the shows I’m watching has ended). Most of the picked-up pilots haven’t released anything yet, but NBC is this year ahead of the curve with some actual trailers. From the 6 trailers they released, only Revolution looked interesting to me:

I’m not completely convinced by the trailer yet though; I think it has a lot of potential, but visually it looks a bit too much like a crappy B-movie. The story though looks like it could be interesting, although it does have a bit of a Lost vibe going on that so many shows have been trying to recreate. Despite that though Revolution is definitely going on my To Watch list for this Fall; we need more post-apocalyptic sci-fi on TV!

What did you think of the Revolution trailer? Yay or Nay?

I loved the first season of Game of Thrones, so obviously I’m excited for season 2! I finished the fifth book just before Christmas, and I’m so curious to how this series will end. It’s weird though that I’ll have to wait at least 4 years (most probably more) to see those words translated to the small screen. Assuming, that is, it won’t be cancelled at a certain moment.

The new trailer got released this weekend, and it’s looking great! There are a couple of casting choices that I’m not too sure about, but this trailer doesn’t really show those yet:

How have I not seen this video before?!? David Tennant remains my favourite Doctor.

Need I say more?

Can’t. Wait.

It’s again been more than a month since I last wrote something here. It has been so difficult for me to stay away; I keep coming across stuff I want to blog about and share with you all. It’s good though that for now I’m focusing on my thesis, and it’s finally paying off: I’ve got an official final presentation date! Yay!

As most of you may know, Comic-Con is happening now in San Diego and I so wish I was there! I keep saying each year that next year I’ll go, but so far I’ve never been able to make it. Every year though I try at least to find videos of the panels and share them here with you. So expect a couple of more posts about Comic-Con the next few days.

First up, is the Game of Thrones panel. I’m loving this TV show. I read the books and it’s such a loyal adaptation. I can’t wait to see next season! The panel was moderated by George R. R. Martin himself, and featured writers/producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, and cast members Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Jason Momoa and Emilia Clarke:

There are 4 more parts, which can be seen here: Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5.

Tags: TV Series

TV Preview: Ringer

May 27th, 2011

Wow, I’ve managed to stay away from blogging for more than month (42 days to be exact). As I’ve said in a previous post, I was planning on writing less here (because of my master’s thesis), but I never thought I’d not write here for an entire month. My research is going good though and I do feel that not blogging is freeing up a lot of time I hadn’t realized I was using. Anyhow, I’ll try to do some more regular updates, but don’t expect any lengthy posts any time soon.

I used to love love love Buffy The Vampire Slayer; it still remains my favourite TV show (even after 10+ years… ouch, I feel old). I was never a huge fan of Sarah Michelle Gellar though, and most things she’s done post-Buffy haven’t really been that interesting. I am very curious to see how her new TV show RInger turns out though.

Gellar plays the dual roles of twin sisters Bridget and Siobhan Martin. Bridget seems to have a troubled past: she’s a recovering alcoholic, is somehow involved with the FBI, frankly things don’t seem going that well for her. Siobhan on the other hand, seems to have the perfect life: rich, married to a gorgeous husband and not a problem in sight. When Siobhan goes missing, Bridget decides to take over her twin sister’s life, but soon realizes that not everything is as perfect as it seems.

Here’s the trailer:

So what do you think? Will you be tuning in to Ringer come fall? I’m not too sure yet, but it looks as if it could have some potential. Again, it’s one of those series though that doesn’t seem to have much longevity (maybe it would have worked better as a mini series?) and doesn’t seem to have any stand-alone episodes at all. The mystery looks intriguing though, and I’m curious to see how it will do.

I’m always hesitant about getting too excited for movies or TV shows based on books I’ve read. It happens way too often that they turn out so disappointing and/or completely unlike the book. Maybe if you’re lucky it will turn out exactly as you imagined, but I don’t think I’ve ever really had that. So I’m curious to see how the new HBO tv series Game of Thrones turns out…

It’s based on the book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R R Martin, and it’s turned into one of my favourite fantasy series over the years. And it is, I think, one of the most suited books to turn into a TV show. It’s practically a costume drama, but set in a world we don’t know, and without the usual fantasy trappings of elves, dwarves and annoying stuff like that. There’s quite a intricate story with (if I remember correctly) 3 different story lines set in 3 different cities for the first season. And lots of political manipulations, backstabbing and muuuurder.

Here’s the latest trailer:

A lot of the characters look spot on and I’m liking the tone of the show. The series premiere is April the 17th, and I can’t wait to see how the show does. It might have a bit of a hurdle to get over to attract “normal” people to it, but I think it could do very well.

The first book of the series A Game of Thrones is on Amazon for only £5. I never know though in these situations what to recommend: read the book first or wait for the TV series?