Posts Tagged: television

Jan 20
Channel Surfing: Dinosaur 13

Channel Surfing: Dinosaur 13

Last year, CNN aired a special called Dinosaur 13. It’s about the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex ever found and the US government seized her because they claim she was stolen from federal land. It was an engrossing documentary to watch and I wanted to highlight it in case you or someone you know is interested in dinosaurs. The T-Rex in question was named Sue after Susan Hendrickson’s discovery. She was helping the Black Hills Institute of Geological research look for fossils and stumbled upon what she thought could be a great discovery. The Black Hills Institute indeed found a precious fossil and began excavating. You might be wondering on who’s land they were on, the rancher, Maurice Williams, gave them permission to dig anywhere on his land. So… Read more »

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Dec 15
Channel Surfing: I’m a Marshmallow!

Channel Surfing: I’m a Marshmallow!

I just finished binge watching all three seasons of Veronica Mars and I can’t believe I went this long NOT being a fan of the show! One of the reasons I decided to finally watch was because I made the mistake of watching the film first. I had a ton of questions and to be truthful found the film to be a bit ah boring. It was boring to me in the sense that I had NO idea what I was getting and who was who. While the film introduces people to the world of Veronica Mars, it follows the format that the show does; that being old cases tend to pop up in a future episode. I was totally lost and I had no one to turn to because… Read more »

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Jul 15
When I’m Not Reading, I’m Watching

When I’m Not Reading, I’m Watching

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is about must watch tv! Even though some of these are no longer on the air, I think you still need to check them out. In no particular order: 01. Gilmore Girls Gilmore Girls is of those shows that everyone HAS to see, if you don’t get through all seasons, at least see the first season! You’ll love Lorelai and Rory, but grow to love the town as well. I really liked the writing and we get very good rounded characters. Plus it’s not every often we get to see a single mother raising her daughter in a positive light and you’ll appreciate how Lorelai fought to raise her child the way she wanted to. 02. The Americans Kerri… Read more »

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May 05
Channel Surfing: My Problem with Love Triangles

Channel Surfing: My Problem with Love Triangles

I’ve made no secret of my love for telenovelas (Spanish soap operas) and once a year there’s always one novela that captures my heart. This year it’s Lo Que La Vida Me Robó (What Life Stole from Me). It stars the love of my life Sebastian Rulli and Angelique Boyer. It’s a remake of Bodas de Odio (Weddings of Hate) and Amor Real (Real Love) and unlike these two, Lo Que La Vida Me Robó is set in the present. A quick summary: In order to pay the family debts, a daughter is married to very rich man and gives up the love of her life. Later, she finds out about the arrangement and when the love of her life comes for her, she has to make the painful decision:… Read more »

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Nov 12
Channel Surfing: National Geographic’s Killing Kennedy

Channel Surfing: National Geographic’s Killing Kennedy

November 22nd will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Several television channels have started to air their own documentaries about that day. On Sunday, the National Geographic channel aired, Killing Kennedy based on the Bill O’Reilly book. I haven’t read the book, but did manage to catch Killing Kennedy and I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, what held my interest was the fact this was a Lee Harvey Oswald centered production. Past films don’t focus on him and he’s always an afterthought. Here we see his actions and can make assumptions as to what drove him to plan Kennedy’s assassination. I really enjoyed the scenes with Oswald featuring his marriage. We see their marriage crumble and Oswald’s frustration at the government. I… Read more »

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Feb 12
He loves me, he loves me not

He loves me, he loves me not

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This week’s topic is romance. My list consists couples from history, literature, television and film. A little of everything. Who’s on your list? Abelard and Heloise Nothing screams true love forever than letting your lover’s family castrate you. Abelard heard how well read Heloise was and persuaded her uncle Fulbert to meet her. He realized she was beautiful and quite intelligent too. When they become lovers, her uncle finds out and they both flee to his sister’s house where she later gives birth to their child. They secretly marry despite Heloise refusing to marry him (she believed marriage would ruin his career prospects). Her uncle publicly announces the marriage, but she denies it and goes to a convent at Abelard’s urging. Fearing his… Read more »

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Jan 23
Channel Surfing: Thoughts on Fox’s The Following

Channel Surfing: Thoughts on Fox’s The Following

When I first heard James Purefoy passed on Game of Thrones to star in Fox’s The Following, I thought he was crazy. I absolutely adore Purefoy as an actor and I never pass up an opportunity to see anything he’s in. I was unsure about The Following because of the premise, but the fact that Kevin Williamson is involved as the creator and a producer, I was willing to put away doubts and give it a chance. Premise: A brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command. If you’ve seen any of the Scream films, well the first two since they were written by Williamson, then you know his work and there’s no doubt The… Read more »

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Dec 21
Film Friday: BBC’s North & South

Film Friday: BBC’s North & South

Have you ever been surprised to find out a film was based on a book? Film Friday is a weekly feature that spotlights films that were adapted from books. I’m a pretty big costume drama fan. There’s something about sitting down and being whisked away to the past. While the past isn’t always peaceful and beautiful as they are portrayed in these productions, it’s nice to step way from reality for a little bit. For today’s piece I have picked the 2004 BBC version of Elizabeth Gaskell’s North & South; a love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton. Richard Armitage is John Thornton and Daniela Denby-Ashe is Margaret Hale.

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