TV Show Spotlight: Torchwood

Hey Guys!
Today I have something for everyone who enjoys Doctor Who and similar shows. Torchwood is one of many spin-offs and it features the amazing John Barrowman!

 

What is it about?
The Torchwood Institute is in charge of dealing with extraterrestrial stuff happening on earth, or more precisely in Cardiff. Head of this team is Captain Jack Harkness, whom you might know from Doctor Who. While saving the world from crazy aliens, Torchwood also has to deal with some crazy humans, especially in the later seasons…

 

Why should you check it out?
I have to admit, I’m pretty late joining the Torchwood fans as the show had been cancelled in 2011. However, despite being in the shadow of Doctor Who, this show really is a hidden gem. First of all, I’d like to praise the amazing cast. As mentioned we have John Barrowman in one of the leading roles, but also talents like Eve Myles (you might know here from season 2 of Broadchurch) and guests from Doctor Who (Freemy Agyman aka Martha Jones). Continue reading

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Twice Upon a Time (Doctor Who Christmas Special)

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I know I’m running a little bit late with this review. You may not be feeling the Christmas spirit any more, but this special was so wonderful, it really deserve its own review!

 

The Plot:
First of all, we have to go back a couple of years. We get to meet the very first Doctor! He is about to regenerate for the very first time and is not happy about it. Wandering through the South Pole, he makes a rather interesting encounter: the twelfth Doctor, who is also close to regeneration. But before the two guys can deepen their acquaintance, they are joined by a World War I captain and abducted into an enormous spaceship…

 

The Rating:
Sounds weird so far? Doctor Who episodes always do, so let me shed some light on this one.
First of all, I need to point out how utterly adorable David Bradley is as the first Doctor. He had already done an amazing job as William Hartnell (the actor who originally played the first Doctor) in the docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time, so I was happy to see him return.  Continue reading

3 Thoughts on Doctor Who Season 10

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The new Doctor Who Christmas Special is approaching (featuring a brand new Doctor!) so I figured it’s time to look back on season 10 and Peter Capaldi’s time as Doctor!

 

#1 – Nardole:
Companions come and go, but Nardole is most certainly one of my favourites. For a tiny second I had my doubts that Matt Lucas would be able to pull it off, but believe me, he does! He’s so quirky, funny and simply special that I hope we will be seeing more of him in the future!

 

#2 – Bill:
As we are speaking of companions…
Bill, portrayed by Pearl Mackie, saved the whole Peter Capaldi era for me. To be honest, the first two seasons didn’t really impress me, some episodes almost annoyed me. However, I realized that it’s not Peter Capaldi’s version of the Doctor but Jenna Coleman as companion. I simply didn’t like her character, but as soon as Bill came into the picture I was back on board as well. Season 10 was an emotional rollercoaster, especially the final episode, that just ripped my heart out and tore it to shreds! Continue reading

Top 5 TV Show Couples

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It’s time for another list! Today I want to talk about my all-time favourite couples in TV shows. There are tons to choose from, it definitely wasn’t easy picking just 5!
So halfway through writing this post, I decided that there just has to be a part 2. To be continued 😉

 

#5 Cosima and Delphine (Orphan Black):
First of all it still is kind of ground breaking to have an openly lesbian couple in a TV show. I just loved how nobody shrugged a shoulder about it! Another point about this relationship that I find inspiring is how the two match perfectly also in science. They are super smart and together than can basically do anything!

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Movie Mania: An Adventure in Space and Time

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I’m sure you all have heard of the rather famous BBC show Doctor Who. The first season aired in 1964 and while doing some research on the lost episodes I stumbled upon today’s movie. An Adventure in Space and Time tells the tale how Doctor Who made his way to the screen!

 

The Plot:
The film actually kicks off with William Hartnell looking back on his time as the very first Doctor. We see how the show was created, what an impact it had on the audience. But they also picture Hartnell’ health declining and other problems arising… Continue reading

3 Thoughts on Doctor Who Season 9

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I’m currently trying to catch up with all the shows I neglected in the last year. So today I want to talk about Season 9 of Doctor Who. Although I wasn’t too fond of Season 8 I decided to give the whole thing another shot!

 

Thought #1 – Clara:
While I was watching Season 8 something was bothering me. By now I’m pretty sure that it’s Clara I can’t warm up to. Before I started with Season 9 I was aware that it would be the last one with Clara as companion. Therefore she wasn’t too present in the final episodes and I have to say those felt far more intense. Hopefully Doctor Who will go back to being one of my favourite shows after Clara is gone. Continue reading