4 Things I love about Blackadder the Third!

Hey Guys!
I’ve already mentioned one of the most amazing British TV shows of all time here on my blog. (No, this time I’m not talking about Doctor Who.) Blackadder is definitely my all-time favourite sitcom and one of Rowan Atkinson’s best works.
This time, I want to shed some light on season 3, which is set in the late 18th century.

 

#1 – Hugh Laurie as Prince Regent:
We’ve encountered many great characters and actor during the other two season, but Hugh Laurie as the hilariously stupid Prince Regent is among my favourites. I hadn’t know that he would join the cast for season 3, so I ended up pleasantly surprised.

#2 – Queenie makes a Comeback!
One of the best characters in season 2 was undoubtedly Queenie. Miranda Richardson (who in my head shall forever be named Queenie) also takes on a little role in this season. I don’t want to add any spoilers here, but that episode is definitely my favourite in season 3. It’s super funny and comes with huge plot-twist! Continue reading

3 Thoughts on Sherlock Season 1

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This post is another installment in my “better late than never” series. People have been swooning about Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes for years now but I never had the time or the interest to check in with the show.
However, I finally changed my mind – and I’m glad I did!

 

Thought #1 – The Books:
So far I’ve only seen the first season but I can already tell that this show is great. I love how the original stories made the transition in today’s world. Although only loosely based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s books, you can still see where it came from. I’m 100% inspired to check out the novels now! Continue reading

TV Show Spotlight: Blackadder

Hello my lovely readers!
Today I want to share a real gem with you.
I only discovered Black Adder rather recently myself but so far I haven’t encountered any show that can get even close to it. Black Adder is the most hilarious show ever!
By the way, I’d also like to introduce a new type of post, the Spotlight. Apart from my regular reviews on Books, Movies, etc. I will bring up a few things that are so dope, you simply have to check them out. So let’s get started with my first Spotlight-post!

 

What is it about?
This show was created by Rowan Atkinson (Yes, Mr. Bean) and Richard Curtis, it aired from 1983 to 1989 on BBC1. There are 4 seasons with a total of 24 episodes (+ a bunch of one-off installments).
The basic concept is a story around Edmund Blackadder, a complete anti-hero. Each season is set in a different historical period and tells of Blackadder’s misfortunes. Continue reading

5 Thoughts on Doctor Who Season 1 (1963)

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As my regular readers will know by now, I’m a huge Doctor Who fan. But as I am (unfortunately) not too fond of the latest Doctor and most certainly not of his companion either, I decided to go back to the roots.
The first Season of Doctor Who aired in 1963, time to check it out!

 

Thought #1:
I love how grumpy the Doctor is. It’s really interesting to see how much his personality has changed within all those years, the many season, and the different actors.
Even the story mode has changed as originally one story consisted of about 4 episodes and basically was an entire movie split up. Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: The Shadow in the North (Sally Lockhart #2)

As some of you know by now, I’m currently making my way through all the popular and famous book series out there. Of course I couldn’t miss out on the Sally Lockhart Quartet. The first two books of the series were turned into movies by the BBC. The second installment, The Shadow in the North, is what I want to write about today.

 

The Plot:
Sally finally has her life in order. After all the stuff she had to go through in The Ruby in the Smoke, she achieved a lot. She even has her own business. And that’s right where the trouble start. Sally gives financial advice but an elderly woman informs her that the company Sally advised her to put all the money in went bankrupt. Of course our heroine starts to investigate and stirs up some things better left alone for it will only cause a tragic end… Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart #1)

Hello folks!
As you all know, I’m currently going through all the more or less famous book series out there. At the moment I’m busy with the Young Adult section, so in addition to Percy Jackson I now began reading the Sally Lockhart quartet by Philip Pullman. The first installment bears the title “The Ruby in the Smoke” and was turned into a movie by the BBC in 2006 featuring Billie Piper as heroine.

 

The Plot:
Sally Lockhart, a girl of 16, always had a lovely life. Until one day her father, a shipping agent, dies in a shipwreck. From there on she gets tangled into several mysteries and soon her life is endangered. The story involves Opium, a magnificent ruby, a Chinese secret society, and a very dangerous old woman who wants to see Sally dead. Continue reading