Television Review: Orphan Black, Series 3

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Amazon Synopsis: In this series, Sarah (Maslany) tries to track down her missing twin, Helena (also Maslany), with the Castor clones in hot pursuit of the Leda sisters. Meanwhile, the Proletheans continue their pursuit of all clones and Sarah tries to find out more about the origins of Project Castor.

 

 

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Television Review: Breaking Bad, Series 4

 

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Amazon Synopsis: The phenomenon continues as Breaking Bad hits a stunning new high with its most suspenseful season yet! In his multiple Emmy® Award-winning role, Bryan Cranston stars as Walter White, a one-time mild-mannered chemistry teacher whose transformation into a deadly criminal kicks into overdrive in the explosive fourth season.

As his young accomplice, Jesse (Aaron Paul in his Emmy® Award-winning role), turns increasingly distant and hostile, Walt must deal with his estranged wife (Anna Gunn), his relentless DEA Agent brother-in-law (Dean Norris), and the ruthless kingpin manipulating the entire operation (Giancarlo Esposito) – culminating in a bombshell season finale that will leave you speechless. Executive produced by Vince Gilligan and Mark Johnson.

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Television Review: Game of Thrones, Series 7

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Synopsis: This penultimate series contains seven episodes. Jon Snow must seek allies to defeat the army of the Dead, while Daenerys must strengthen her position in Westeros. Arya and Bran return to Winterfell, but adjusting to the changes in their home will not be easy.

Meanwhile, Tyrion fights for his counsel to be heard and Jaime starts to doubt his own loyalty. Cersie will do whatever it takes to remain on the throne and no one – friend, foe or lover alike – will stand in her way.

Alliances are broken and forged. Everyone needs to know what they are fighting for.Read More »

Television Review: Poldark, Series 3

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Amazon Synopsis: 1794: War and the revolution in France hang over Britain.

In Cornwall, George Warleggan grows his empire with a view to crush the Poldarks while Ross and Demelza attempt to keep the peace and repair their relationship at Nampara. However, the arrival of Demelza’s brothers disturbs the fragile truce and Ross must ask himself how long he can allow George’s ascent to continue unchecked…

Facing battles both at home and abroad, will Ross answer the call and risk losing everything he holds dear?Read More »

Television Review: Grimm, Series 3

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Amazon Synopsis: Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt is back – but not exactly himself – as Grimm returns for another 22 hair-raising episodes.

With his abilities manifesting in new and unusual ways, Nick is stronger than ever with his partner, Hank, and reunited love, Juliette, by his side as he tracks down Wesen criminals with renewed determination.

But things are changing all around him. As Captain Renard embroils himself with the birth of a royal child and Monroe and Rosalee’s relationship intensifies, the ties between humans and the Wesen world will become even more irrevocably intertwined.

Experience all the spine-tingling chills, sinister surprises and fabled creatures back-to-back and uninterrupted in Grimm: Season Three.Read More »

Weekly Wonders: 9th July

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Nothing beats a spot of blogging as a break from uni work. Now I’ve read the same sentence three times, it’s time to stop!

A trip to uni meant that I managed to get caught up on some reading. I read three different books in one day: impressive even by my standards! I’ve got one of the reviews written, but hoping to get the second one done after this.

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Talking of reviews… I received a comment on a film review yesterday that left me feeling hurt. Reviews are opinions, there are no two ways about it. It doesn’t matter if you a highly paid professional who reviews for a living (does that type of job even still exist?!), or a blogger having fun writing down their opinion.

Under no circumstances should anyone leave a comment that treats the reviewer like an idiot because they don’t share your opinion. This person was rude, to the point where it upset me. They treated me like I was stupid and had missed the whole point of a film, because I thought a relationship was unnecessary and sinister in what should have been a children’s film. I respect they placed more importance on this relationship than I did. That didn’t give them the right to treat me with such disrespect.

In general, I have great fun with my blog. I’ve been striving to keep it going through both uni and my masters on top of working. But when I receive comments like that (bearing in mind I only get a few comments and so value them immensely), it makes me wonder if there is any point to it. I put a great deal of time and effort into this, and don’t appreciate being treated like an idiot.

Sorry. Rant over. It just makes me so angry!

Anyway… I have finally got The Fate of the Tearling out of the library having reserved it in January and been in a queue ever since. I can’t wait to start reading and have everything crossed it finishes the trilogy off in a satisfying manner. Has anyone else read this? What did you think? No spoilers, please!

 

It’s been a four-post week this week! Here are the posts that have gone live this week:

Two lots of vampires this week – I’m still not entirely sure how that came about!

I have my first cover reveal coming up this week. I’m looking forward to it and seeing people’s reactions when it happens. Hopefully it will be the first of many such posts!

Here’s what else is coming (other than the reveal, because I am keeping that a surprise):

  • Monday: Book Review: Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
  • Wednesday: Defending not Drinking
  • Friday: Television Review: Grimm, Series 3

How about you? What do you have planned? Anything you’ve read/watched you want to share?

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Television Review: The Night Manager

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Night Manager 1Synposis: After seeing classified information about an arms deal, Johnathon Pine, a hotel night manager, is determined to seek justice for the murder of a woman. But in order to do so, he must infiltrate the killer’s circle, a notorious arms dealer determined to make money through destruction.

Evil can have a charming smile, though. Pine must win over Richard Roper, the man behind it all, and gain his trust in order to gain evidence against the man.

Things become more complicated when he starts to fall for Roper’s lover and Pine knows that everything – even the world – is at stake.

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