Movie Review: Underwold Bloodwars (2016)

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Plot:Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) fights to end the eternal war between the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her.

Although my fondness for the franchise has not dimmed in the least, the last two Underworld films have been really bad compared to the previous three. It feels like they story has veered far off from what the original was about. Bloodwars does not mention what happened in Awakening. Apparently the human race conveniently forgot that vampires and lycans exist and just happily ceased the war that they subsequently raged on them. Seline’s daughter was spirited away by executive producers for no other reason. There are some strange new vampires that have been to the other side. Seline soon joins them and gains delightful highlights. It seems like the writers are desperately trying to replace Scott Speedman with Theo James. I’ve said it in my review of Awakening too, so please note that Theo James, for all his deliciousness, isn’t the character we want to end up with Seline. There is no one for her but Michael, and whatever issues the directors have with Scott Speedman better be resolved before the next film because no one believes the easy copout they sicced on us. I enjoy his inclusion as David, but really, give me my Michael back. Tobias Menzies as Marcus was okay. He provided the necessary antagonist, but was he really convincing? The character isn’t developed or explored. He has a terrible backstory, similar to Michael and Lucian, but he isn’t properly introduced and felt like an empty antagonist by the end of it.

Underworld Bloodwars is the sloppiest of the franchise, with bad writing and heartless performances. It certainly isn’t my favorite of the bunch, and I do hope that when the sixth film gets the light they will have a story to tell again.

Rating: 5.5/10

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Movie Review: Underworld Awakening (2012)

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Plot: When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrior Selene leads the battle against humankind.  

The fourth film in the Underworld franchise, Awakening, was incidentally my first exposure to them. I watched it with my then boyfriend in cinema, and was slightly bemused by it all. It probably would have been more efficient to have watched the first three before watching the fourth, but I wasn’t as smart back then. Five years later I have now watched all five films can tell you that Awakening still isn’t my favorite film in the series. The return of Seline should have been enough to make Awakening exciting, but even Kate Beckingsale can’t save this mess.

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The biggest flaw of Awakening is that the lycans as the disgusting enemy again. Where the four previous films made a bit of effort to give a showed that the ancient war between the two species is much more than just black and white war, Awakening parrots the introduction of the very first film.

The decision to include humans and make them aware of the existence and the subsequent outbreak was an expected but disappointing decision. I was perfectly fine with a covert war continuing.

Charles Dance has such an ability to be cast as some vampire / ancient douchebag. He has a twinkle in his eye which tells me he had a lot of fun being a vampire. I enjoyed him thoroughly.

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I will take some Theo James any day, but really now, he’s no Scott Speedman. I refuse to believe Michael is dead, and even if he is brought back in the very final film, he better be bought back. I’m glad they didn’t try and push another romance here, I would have been furious – Michael and Seline for life.

Introducing a kid – also something I wouldn’t prefer but it is the natural process for Michael and Seline to have a kid. India Eisley as number 2 / Eve was quite terrifying when she transformed.

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It came as surprise during the last part of the film when you realize what is actually happening in the city. I didn’t see it coming, and I usually catch a plot twist a mile away, so that was pretty good work by the writers.

I really like how short these films are. They are mostly under two hours and works to underline that they are good and honest fun, not to be taken seriously. I am still really interested in the lore here and I think some parts of the franchise could have been better managed, but for the most part this remains a sexy, dark story of the world’s creepiest creatures.

Rating: 6.5/10

 

Movie Review: Underworld Evolution (2006)

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Plot:Picking up directly from the previous film, vampire warrior Selene and the half werewolf Michael hunt for clues to reveal the history of their races and the war between them.

When films like Evolution gets hated on online I am always quite surprised. This said trashed film and it isn’t nearly as horrible as it is made out to be. The entire Underworld franchise is garbage rated on both IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes, but here’s the kicker: it’s actually not that cheesy, it is quite dark and violent and the history between the lycans and vampires are well thought out. Is there some sort of secret society in the entertainment industry that decides to trash things for reasons unknown? Oh wait, that’s the Academy right?

Continuing immediately after the events in Underworld, Seline and Michael narrowly escape after her killing the vampire elder Viktor (Bill Nighy). Seline hopes by awakening Viktor’s brother and last remaining vampire elder Marcus (Tony Curran), she will be able to save her life and Michael’s life. But even though Marcus and Viktor have a long line of dispute between them, Marcus is furious to find his brother dead and sets out on his path of retribution. He is terrifying as some sort of hybrid, and they have a dangerous road to survival set out to them. A whole lot of other things also occur and in it is more insight into the lycan and vampire history.

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Evolution remains dark, sexy and violent. It is not so much different from the first film. We are still following the gorgeous Seline and the gorgeous Michael, and we are treated to some sexy time between them. It was a little risqué, much more than the usual amount generally applied in mainstream films, but it continues to suit the tone of the series and stops just short of being icky.

More history is given about both species and I enjoyed that. I’m not sure whether there was a real point to bring in a father figure of Markus and Viktor and explaining all that sordid history, but at least it ultimately makes Seline able to walk in the sun.

At the end of the film all I wanted is Michael and Seline to be together and safe. That wish is mostly granted. It still ends with some depressing voice overs, but for the most part we are left with our favorite couple in a relatively safe future.

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Underworld Evolution is enjoyable, gritty, oddly romantic and with a lot of sexy Undertones. I’d give my left pinky toe to be built like Seline, and I wouldn’t mind dating Michael either, hybrid or not.

Rating: 7/10

Book Review: Definitely Dead (Charlaine Harris)

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Book #6 in the Southern Vampire Mysteries Chronicles

Plot: Since Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has so few living relatives, she hates to lose one – even her cousin Hadley, undead consort of the vampire Queen of Louisiana. Hadley’s left everything she has to Sookie, but claiming that inheritance has a high risk factor. Some people don’t want her looking too deeply into Hadley’s past, or Hadley’s possessions. And they’re prepared to do anything in their power to stop her. Whoever it is, they’re definitely dangerous – and Sookie’s life is definitely on the line…

Rating: 7/10

I reviewed these books way back here, and boy, I seemed to have hated it quite a bit back then. It sucks, because I really seemed to enjoy it this time around. I was a bit worried that I would get confused because I started in the middle of the series, but luckily Harris doesn’t mind reminding her readers of previous events (incessantly so) and repeating information all the time here and there. Is Definitely Dead a literary masterpiece? Oh hell no. What it has is very grownup vampire business, and it a significant amount of sexy time in it, and the characters have a way of talking southern that is so obvious that the author really wanted them to sound southern. So if you don’t mind some hillbilly vampires, you are headed in for a good time.

Anyway, I enjoyed the following:

Quinn – he comes across as so big and masculine and human. I liked that. I know the whole story is mostly about Sookie and vampires, but this guy was at least partly human and I thoroughly enjoyed that. Let me just say it – totally my type of guy.

Bill fessing up to his true reasons for arriving in Bon Temps. I am so not team Bill, I’ll tell you that. He’s just too ick and grouchy and needy and a general pain in the ass. Sookie is welcome to choose Eric, Quinn, Alcide or even Sam Merlotte, but I won’t deal with her ultimately choosing Bill.

Sookie having fairy blood – her breakdown about it was super annoying but I did appreciate it that it explained the attraction all the supernatural creatures had towards her.

The books are surprisingly well written. Like I said, no masterpiece, but it doesn’t drag and the characters aren’t insufferable. I really hated Tara in the TV series, but she is much more tolerable in the books. Pretty much everyone is more tolerable in the books – even Bill – because I felt suicidal every time Stephan Moyer said “soookie” in the series. UGH.

What I didn’t like:

It annoyed my quite a bit that so many things happen to Sookie. Yep, I get that she’s the heroine and I get that things need to happen to move the plot along, but sheesh, if someone isn’t killing her cousin they are trying to kill her. The attack on Sookie and Quinn by the young vampires?Quinn taking her to that strange bar? Is he a dumb dumb? Like WHY? Jake Purifoy? I mean come on, he was written into the story for absolutely no reason – and I’m not on board with what happens with him in the next book either. I think adding so many witches was the first mistake Charlaine Harris made in this series – You can only pile so many supernatural creatures into a book and expect it to work out.

I also have some grief with the Queen of Louisiana. If we can focus on the little fact that there is a vampire Queen for Louisiana first. It is so preposterous. I have no idea about the gross capital income of that State or even its’ size, but allocating a Queen to it seems quite severe. And then her name is Sophie-Anne LeClerq. I understand that I’m dealing with a book where the main character’s name is Sookie Stackhouse, but I need good names for characters or I always feel a little bit done in. Sophie-Anne is also a bit of a pain and seems to have no real reason for her inclusion in the story except for Sookie to meet hot men, get rich and travel. Okay, apparently I need a Sophie-Anne in my life, so there we go.

I didn’t like that Alcide was just cut from the book. I love me some Alcide man. The fact that they chose to keep the Pelt melodrama and chuck Alcide was yet another bad choice, but anyhoo.

It sounds like I wasn’t all that fond of the book – but I actually was! It is in a nutshell some very vacant reading, it doesn’t require any brainpower (I have none to spare while exams are ongoing) and the story is fun. If I can deliver some honesty here, while I am MUCH more tolerant of Twilight than the usual populace on the internet, I do think the idea of virgin 100-year vampires is ludicrous. The vampires might have zero sexual inhibition in The Southern Vampire Mysteries, but at least that is more believable than all that prudishness.

Have you read the Southern Vampire Mysteries, and in particular Definitely Dead? What is your opinion of the book? Let me know!

Series Review: Supernatural Season 2 (2006)

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Rating: 8.5/10

 

Re-watching Supernatural is proving to be so much fun. Sam and Dean Winchester together are a prize package full of entertainment, and I am often unable to distinguish when it is time to go to bed while watching. Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki have the biggest bromance that comes across through the screen, and the chemistry between them is the biggest thing that makes the show work.

The monsters and storyline remain well written and thought out. There is an abundance of breathless moments, heart wrenching scenes (who can possibly remain untouched when Dean is struggling to deal with the possibility of Sam going to the dark side???) and gales of laughter as the brothers continue to bicker and prank each other.

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Season two has a recurring theme that introduces the theory that not all supernatural creatures are evil, and that Sam and Dean needs to be able to distinguish between the two. Dean’s insecurities and childhood trauma also plays a big role in here and shows you why he is so protective of his only remaining family member. Sam also has some character development and is able to still be likeable despite whining incessantly about his soul (I mean, seriously, get over it dude). I loved the inclusion of Henriksen, who is the purest form of a boss you can ever hope to meet – that conversation over the phone with Dean was epic! – Jo and Ellen, their MIT dropout redneck and Bobby. These semi-permanent characters and their return every few episodes shows that the boys have family even if they aren’t aware of it.

One of my favorite episodes is where Henriksen appears with a second shapeshifter incident, because despite being gross every time a shape shifter comes along, it is hilarious when Dean continues to unintentionally land under the scrutiny of the law so much. I’m really glad the actress that played Meg is out of the picture, because that was my only main irritant in Season 1. The JJ. Holmes episode is naturally freaky as fuck and extremely well thought out. Gosh, a ghost of a serial killer and him peering at them through their coffins… shudders.I also enjoyed the route 66 one again – I threw my tablet on my face the first time I watched it with that stupid ghost jumping through the window – but the episode highlighted again that all the supernatural beings aren’t bad.

I really enjoyed the season. It is great to see the show while it was still fresh and in its’ teething phase. I can’t wait to roll onto season 3 – if I remember correctly this is where Sam starts being really irritating, but the show is still really good. EEK!

 

Series Review: Supernatural Season 1 (2005)

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Rating: 8.5/10

Supernatural really is part of the staple diet for people who enjoy a good show. It provides an interesting story line, well developed plot lines and a great cast. This is my second time running through the series, and I really aren’t afraid at all this time around haha. There are still a few episodes where I am like – eugh, cannibal-hillbilly episode I’m looking at you, but I was endlessly entertained. I’ve retained quite a bit from the first time around, and the episodes are so interesting to see again. Sure, the CGI might be terrible and the cheese might be strong in a few places, but hey, this was a low-budget production in its’ first season and it was 2005 after all.

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Season one is SO good. Even Sam Winchester is tolerable, and if you want to know how much I adored him in seasons 4 and 5, just ask my favourite confidante. I’m team Dean all the way, not only because he is the most perfectly faced man I have ever seen, his character is well layered, extremely fun and ridiculous, and who the character is – you can’t help but love the guy who just wants his family back together.

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I think my biggest irritation in the season was Meg, the unbelievably annoying demon who just annoyed me endlessly. It probably had something to do with the actress as well – Nicci Aycox worked on my nerves from the get go. ugh.

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Favorite episode? Perhaps the one with the Asylum. It was well written and played well into popular culture themes.

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I really enjoy the main cast, notably Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester. To think that guy started out as Eric Brody in Days of Our Lives – just so much fun there. DW is a great character and as mentioned earlier, full of layers. I actually thought Sam was okay in here, not as annoying as he becomes in season four. I really find it amusing that they would cast Jeffrey Dean Morgan as their father – I think he is a great John Winchester and super fine, but come on, the ages just don’t match up.

I cannot recommend this show enough – it is so much fun.

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Top Ten Television Crushes

Have I done one of these already? If so, I don’t care because I am doing another one! My list has certainly evolved the past few months with some pretty awesome and fine gentlemen working their way in! As I’m writing this the post is threatening to turn into a novel, so sorry for the long one!!

Special mentions:

Luke Danes – Scott Patterson, Gilmore Girls

Jon Snow – Kit Harrington, Game of Thrones

Jax Teller – Charlie Hunnam, Sons of Anarchy

Chuck Bass – Gossip Girl

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Jess Mariano – Milo Ventimiglia, Gilmore Girls

Character rating: 8/10

Smoky factor: 8/10

Final Score: 16/20

Jess comes in at number 10 because he is the perfect bad boy that every girl should have once in her life. He is not always good to Rory and his problems in life keeps him back, but later on in the story his character becomes extremely satisfying to see succeed.

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Seely Booth – David Boreanz, Bones

Character rating: 8/10

Smoky factor: 8/10

Final Score: 16/20

I LOVVEEE Bones. The show is good and takes place in a lab which, as it is part of my career world, I enjoy immensely (although the drinking and eating around human remains… nope).

Booth is so damn fine. The height, the size, the character, just take me now. I have a big thing for the whole injured soldier story so that factors in really well too.

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Damon Salvatore – Ian Somerhalder, Vampire Diaries

Character rating:  7.5/10

Smoky factor: 9/10

Final Score: 16.5/20

I’ve only seen the first three seasons and I’m not that interested in seeing the rest because season three is already rather boring, but the main attraction of that show is Damon Salvatore. He is comfortable with his nature and doesn’t whine as much as his brother. Also, the eyes of Ian Somerhalder, paired with the black hair and that fuck-it-all attitude. Win.

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Robb Stark – Richard Madden, Game of Thrones

Character rating: 8/10

Smoky factor: 8.5/10

Rating: 16.5/20

SOB. He was everything until George Martin was George Martin and killed him off. I’ve noticed that GoT has the same route – endear a character to the watcher/reader, and then pop him. Rob, with his curly hair, his kingly nature and his impulsive streak (that lead to said popping) made such a good character. Richard Madden was a great attribute to the show – looky wise, acting wise and execution of the storyline. He is sorely missed.

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Tom Branson – Allen Leech, Downton Abbey

Character rating: 8.5/10

Smoky factor: 8.5/10

Final Score: 17/20

Tom Branson is initially introduced into Downton as a depiction of the unrest that was very much real in the middle and lower classes in Britain in the 1920s. Tom is adorable in his outspokenness and opinions and his fearless determination to give his opinion. His love story with Sybil is so romantic and fun because it is seen as inappropriate.

I love Tom. He is a good man and can see how the upper class isn’t all that bad although he disagrees with the class system. His grief at Sybil’s death had me so upset because it was done so well. His love for his young daughter and his determination to make life good for her.Just YES.

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Khal Drogo – Jason Momoa, Game of Thrones

Character rating: 7.5/10

Smoky factor: 10/10

Final Score: 17.5/20

If this post was based solely on characters Khal Drogo would probably have been lower on the list. His character is cool but let’s face it – even though the love story between him and Khaleesi eventually becomes so beautiful it causes physical pain, the start of their sexual relationship is not at all consensual (at least in the series)

So it is thus the looks department that brings Khal Drogo in at number five on this list. He is so hot. All that muscle and manliness and the little scar above the eye and his looks and everything

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Dean Winchester – Jensen Ackles, Supernatural

Character rating: 8.5/10

Smoky factor: 9/10

Final Score: 17.5/20

Ah Dean. Supernatural is such a great show (until season 5) and I’ve been scared plenty of times watching it. We all know who the better Winchester brother is. Sam Winchester is the most annoying crying baby that any show has had (apart from Carrie Matheson in Homeland). Dean however, is everything. HE is strong and resilient and such a good brother and smoking hot. His taste in music, his taste in cars, clothing and food. Everything just wins where Dean is concerned!

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Peter Quinn – Rupert Friend, Homeland

Character rating:9/10

Smoky factor: 8.5/10

Final Score: 17.5/20

This could really be a list of my favorite shows too, as far as the numbering is currently going! I really enjoy Homeland and even though I find the drama, especially in Season 4, very much like a war propaganda from the US, I think the show is really well produced and the characters extremely well written. Carrie Matheson is the bane of everyone’s existence, not just mine, so the show’s quality relies on the supporting cast and the story.

Peter Quinn came to Homeland in Season 2 but never really received the proper character development he deserved. Every season would start off with some introduction on his life and extraordinary work skills and then just fade as Carrie’s crying face got all the attention.

Season 4 finally really starts to focus on Quinn, and although I retched when his feelings for Carrie came out into the open, I really enjoyed that he got more screen time.

Quinn is efficient and loyal and dedicated to his team, all of the things which Carrie is not. When he goes into avenging mode, it is damn hot and I just want to jump through the screen. I enjoy the many layers the character has and how he struggles with many of the decisions his superiors make.

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Sherlock Holmes – Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock

Character rating: 9/10

Smoky factor: 9.5/10

Final Score: 18.5/20

Sherlock comes in a close second on the favorite characters list. He is so intelligent and quirky and Benedict Cumberbatch brings the legendary sleuth to the screen in the way that no person could have thought possible. The three seasons are all highly entertaining, the banter between Sherlock and Watson is sharp and acerbic and the chemistry onscreen between Cumberbatch and Freeman contributes to the enormous success of the show. The story is sharp and layered and excellently written and produced. However, without Cumberbatch this show would have been really good, but I don’t think that it would have been as excellent. His unique features and nature brings the character to life – no one will ever be Sherlock as well again as he. Then there are Cumberbatch’s eyes and that voice that just kills me. (The hair and his height and his trench coats too)

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Matthew Crawley – Dan Stevens, Downton Abbey

Character rating: 10/10

Smoky factor: 9/10

Final Score: 19/20

Matthew Crawley has forever ruined television crushes for me, because no one will ever be able to compete against him and walk away the victor. I don’t always go for blonde haired guys, so when I do, you must KNOW that it is for character reasons as well as looks. Matthew really perfected my standards here. His character is amazing. He is kind and compassionate in situations where it wouldn’t be unfair of him to lose his temper. He goes through so much in the show and he remains this gentle soul. I love everything about him and I can’t see myself ever giving this spot away to anyone else.

Halloween Week: Five Things Friday: Scary Supernatural Episodes

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So, boohoo, the scariest month of the year is drawing to a close. I never thought I would get so into getting jumping out of my skin, but these past few years I have been having such fun with Halloween parties I realised I did need to see some horrors as well, if only for the whole experiencing new things in 2014 mission.

Well, I did, but not nearly enough! I watched The Woman in Black, a movie who made me question my belief that all horrors are low budget and badly done. I LOVED this movie really, and it gave me some exceptional chills. The other Horror/Thriller I stumbled across was Cry Wolf, and although it didn’t scare me a bit, I had some fun watching it!

This year for Halloween we are having a movie marathon at a friend’s house, so you can rest assured I will be reviewing some horrors in November. (PS: It’s effing NOVEMBER, folks)

Today’s Five things post revolves around one of my favorite series out there, Supernatural. I am not going to lie, I only watched until season 5, because my beloved trustworthy informants let me know that anything from season 6 would not make me the happiest bug out there. So without further ado, here are some very jumpity jump moments Supernatural gave poor innocent me:

Season 1, Episode 10 (Asylum)

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rating 3Season one was the absolute best, a season where no supernatural element got repeated twice and the producers had a truckload of things to explore. This season is solid enough and Azazel evil enough to make you tune in for more each time.

In Asylum, Dean and Sam travel to Illinois to investigate the Roosevelt Asylum a place where criminally insane patients were locked up. The boys quickly realize that the patients weren’t treated particularly through ethical approved methods, and they all hated one particular doctor intensely. They establish rather quickly that the place is indeed haunted, but naturally everything is not as it seems and they find out that most of the ghosts aren’t as malicious as the look, and  and some of them just want their peace but are trapped in this world.

Rating: 3/5 Scares

Not in any way the scariest or the strangest of the series, but Asylum works really well because it explores something that is actually quite scary in itself – a place where mentally ill people are kept. That doctor freaked me out, and the whole episode was shot in such a way that the suspense and intrigue kept building.

Season 2, Episode 6 (No Exit)

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rating 4Jo, the daughter of Ellen, a lady whose husband hunted with Sam and Dean’s father, gets it into her head to investigate the disappearance of blond girls in an apartment building in Philadelphia.

Jo is blonde, and that makes her the best target for the ghost of H H Holmes, America’s first serial killer, and she is quickly locked up with his other victims, in boxes waiting to waste to death. Sam and Dean, particularly motivated by Ellen’s threats, race against time to find Jo before she dies, and find a way to keep Holmes at bay since they can’t burn his remains.

Rating: a YUCK EWW GRRR 4/5

This wasn’t the freakiest ever, until Holmes started peering through holes and coffins and leering at those girls. I have never been happier to be a brunette, let me tell you. I was jumping around when he peered through those wooden crates and his entire manner was just too much for me. YEUGH.

Season 2, Episode 16 (Roadkill)

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Roadkill entertains us with the story of a young woman who wakes up to find out she has been in an accident, and a man is hunting her. Sam and Dean are there to save the day, and even tries to help find her missing husband and car, which seems to have disappeared.  It doesn’t sound very scary right? Just another Supernatural episode where we can look at the delectable Dean and the homely Sam (not even sorry, I just don’t like the whiney brat).

WELL here is one of the defining moments in Supernatural for me: One night I was watching series on my tablet in my bed, just like any other twenty first centurion (can I even phrase it like that?) spending precious sleeping hours on shows and then Roadkill began. It was good and eery but not very scary all in all. Then that damn ghost jumped through the window on one scene and I LET MY TABLET FALL FLAT ON MY FACE, jumped out of bed and stuttered like a lunatic. It is the biggest miracle I didn’t throw my tablet against the closest wall, let me tell you, it was very close. My little sister witnessed it and naturally had to tell the entire world what she saw, and I have never lived down that story with my family or friends, so I am sharing it on here today so that you all can have another giggle with me. The best part is it was so obvious what was going to happen, and when it did I still had the biggest jump ever. Well done, producers, well done.

Rating: 5/5 for sheer damn surprise

Season 2, Episode 20 (What Is and What should never be)

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In What Is and What should never be Dean is hunting a Djinn. He nearly catches him but the Djinn manages to send Dean to an dream world where everything is how Dean secretly wants his life to be. He is married to a beautiful woman, his mother is alive and active in his life, and he and Sam are brothers who are merely brothers and not completely dependent on each other as they are forced to be.

It is a rather sad episode, because Dean is and will always be my favorite Winchester brother and I really think he deserves more than life has delt him (taking care of the whiney whiney Sam Winchester).That aside, I thought the Djinn was unique, well created and very freaky. The story was excellently developed and had a good angle, because the Djinn’s power came from leaving you in your perfect world while he was busy destroying you in actual reality.

Rating: a YUCK EWW GRRR 3/5

Season 3, Episode 2 (The Kids are Alright)

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Dean and Sam finds themselves in Indiana, where Dean meets one of his lady loves again. She has a very charming child, who is eerily like Dean and makes him briefly question the kid’s parentage. However, Lisa assures him that the kid is not his, but there is still something very wrong in town. Adults keep dying and children keep acting weirder and weirder, and they soon discover Changelings, creatures that takes over the bodies of children and feeds on their parents.

rating 4   Rating: 4/5: a nice scary yuck all in all as well as a nasty one.

The Changeling’s mouths/faces!!!!!!! FML never again. I really did like the kid, as well as Lisa and could really see how hard it must have been for Dean to leave her behind and follow in his father’s footsteps. BUT THANKS SUPERNATURAL FOR MAKING CHILDREN ALL THE CREEPIER. Like it was more necessary.

Hope you enjoyed my list, and let me know which moments in Supernatural gave you the heeby-jeebies.

5 Things Friday: 5 of the most Villainy Villains on Television

Happy Friday! Pardon my temporary radio silence of yesterday, but I am back in action today with some villains on the small screen that was excellently done. Enjoy!

King Joffrey Baratheon – Game of Thrones

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The expletives that come to mind to describe this rugrat cannot be repeated on this blog. I am pretty sure the internet will break if I truly describe him, so;

$#@$#@$@%^$#!!!!

Plainly put, he is cruel and weak and a coward hiding behind his mother’s skirt, a little incest-bred shithead without any morals.

I HATE HIM. I can admire villains if they serve their own purpose, but he isn’t serving anyone but himself. He has no pride for his Kingdom except what it can offer him.

Red John – The Mentalist

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I was apprehensive to start Mentalist season 6 because I would have been so unimpressed if they did not reveal Red John. These fears were unfounded because the build-up during season five and the first few episodes of six was brilliantly done and when they finally showed him I was truly impressed with how it went down.

I will not reveal his identity because I do not suck that way, but Red John is one of the most brilliantly created villains ever. He is intelligent and capable of staying incognito, and has a finger in many law enforcement pies that keeps him in the loop. He is also one of the few people that have ever been able to play a game with Patrick Jane, and pulled one on him many times. Red John, ultimately was so surprising and incredibly well played out, and the man himself was highly entertaining.

The Yellow eyed demon – Supernatural

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I have some beef with this guy – if he hadn’t killed Sam’s mom, Sam wouldn’t have become such a whiney brat and Dean would have had a much less infuriating life. BUT, without the YED, Supernatural wouldn’t have been because John Winchester would never have started hunting.

I liked the YED, how he had such big plans and how he worked over spans of years – he never rushed his ideas and waited patiently for Sam to grow. He always stayed in the shadows and was so difficult to find and Sam and Dean’s hunt for him was very frustrating at stages. He was the perfect antagonist right up until he was killed.

Klaus Mikaelson – Vampire Diaries

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I know plenty of people see Vampire Diaries as a wimp-show, but there are moments that are actually highly entertaining and scary. The first season was really well done, but the inclusion of Klaus Mikaelson in season two was absolutely fantastic. He is such an entertaining, layered and smart-ass villain, and his development from the cold and cruel goal-orientated hybrid to something a bit more lovable was one of the best plot developments of the story.

Victoria and Conrad Grayson – Revenge

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Season one of Revenge was so gripping, and although they lost the plot a bit in season two, Victoria and Conrad Grayson remain despicable and compelling. They are both so self-serving and spoilt, and they are such a huge part in Emily’s broken psyche that you cannot help but hate them.

Who is your favourite villain? Feel free to drop a comment 🙂

 

Five things Friday: 5 Male Characters in a series who kicks ass while looking DAMN fine

It’s Friday, folks!

I really liked compiling last week’s five female characters who kick ass on the small screen, so today I am bringing you this: 5 Male Characters in a series who kicks ass while looking DAMN fine

Jax Teller, Sons of Anarchy, played by Charlie Hunnam

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I was so happy when CH dropped out of the 50 Shades of Grey movie. Whether it was voluntary or they forced him, starring in that shit would have damaged how much I love Jax Teller.

SOA messes with your mind a lot because you are on the criminal’s side and JT even more because you are vouching for a man that is basically a murdering gangster with questionable morals.

However, I love how badass JT is. He is gorgeous to look at and he has such an attitude that I find extremely appealing. I like that he is at the most basic level actually a man with deep love for the people closest to him and how protective he can be when someone messes with his nearest and dearest.

Dean Winchester, Supernatural, played by Jensen Ackles

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Ah, Dean. He is without a doubt the most appealing of the Winchester brothers. I hated the whiney Snotbag Sam Winchester and how Dean always had to clean up after him. I love Dean’s dedication to his job and his family, his music, clothes and food, his Impala and his courage to never stop moving.

I think Jensen Ackles was excellently cast as Dean Winchester. He was one of the only characters in the show I constantly had sympathy for and rooted for.

Special Agent Seeley Booth, Bones, played by David Boreanaz

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Some characters you support because of their looks and some because of who they are. There is absolutely nothing wrong with how Booth looks, but it is mostly his character that got him on this list. I enjoy his relationship with Bones and how he protects her but understands that she is independent and needs to do some things on her own. I find his hero complex endearing and how he always needs to be there for the people in his life.

Harvey Specter, Suits, played by Gabriel Macht

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It is the suits and the education and work ethic and that hairstyle that would have looked absolutely stupid on anyone else. He is hardworking and very dedicated to the people around him and is okay with lifting himself up. Harvey Specter makes Suits amazing – I think all the other characters just pale in comparison.

Patrick Jane, The Mentalist, played by Simon Baker

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He is without one of the most layered, complex characters on television. I thoroughly enjoy that attitude that gets him slapped ever so often, the dedication to finding his wife’s killer, and his own killer instinct when it comes to people bullshitting police investigations. Simon Baker was as well cast as Jane as Robert Downey Jnr. is cast as Iron Man – they both bring something essential to their characters that just make everything more believable.