And then the TV Series

I have developed a love for TV series only recently. The case of Game of Thrones has been of eternal recommendation. Everybody loves that one, and Sherlock has its long list of admirers, and after this writing is complete, I hope to create more for Hannibal too. The next to watch on my list are Vikings,Β Spartacus and Breaking Bad. I made the choice to skip True Blood and The Vampire Diaries as a Twilight reminder came up and that was shocking.

SHERLOCK [Seasons: 3. Watched: 3]
Rating: 8.9/10


For a long time, I had believed that Robert Downey Jr. is the only one who could be Sherlock Holmes, and I have even considered the man the one true Holmes and less identified him with being Iron Man. Benedict Cumberbatch is not the only person who changed my views on the true Sherlock, because there was Martin Freeman as Doctor Watson and Lara Pulver as Irene Adler. Jude Law was very good, but Martin was so perfect in the role. Rachel McAdams was the cutest Irene with that hair style, but Lara Pulver became more of that character. Now I have two favourite people each for all three of these characters.

I might still prefer to watch Holmes with that older setting because it is the one true investigator from my childhood, but with this cast, Sherlock TV series is always a joy to watch. It was only the third season which was a let down for me, and the credit for the same goes the very last episode, as “His Last Vow” left me less interested. The secret of identity of Watson’s wife and the villain with Appledore Mind Palace felt ridiculous; it was only the possible return of Jim Moriarty that gave me the desire to wait for the next season. Season Two was my big favourite and Season One also felt awesome.

GAME OF THRONESΒ [Seasons: 5. Watched: 5]
Rating: 9/10

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I came quite late to the Game of Thrones fan club which meant that I had to watch four seasons in a week and also got to watch the fifth episode soon enough. The result is that now I am left waiting with so much desire to know what happens next; the fifth season’s end had me desiring to know what is next, more than ever. There is no other program which has kept me with such desire to know what happens next, and never in my life has so many of my favourite characters been dead. Well, the Vampire Team has hoped that some of these dead people join the group (only those with heads on the necks).

As I expect for a lot of more people to die, I keep my trust on Tyrion Lannister. I was sure that the character played by Sean Bean had ninety nine percent chance of dying, but I should have kept it at a higher level. I have loved how the characters change and twists happen throughout the movie, and how those unexpected things come out of nowhere. I have special love for the undead, and I will also support a few minor characters whose names shall revealed after their deaths. Until now, I am sure not to love only one character, Sansa Stark, and everybody knows it. In the end, Game of Thrones is just the truth about humanity.

HANNIBAL [Seasons: 3. Watched: 2]
Rating: 9/10

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Based on the characters in the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris, Hannibal arrives to take the gore and psychological horror to another level – rather too violent for the normal viewer; a lot more than Game of Thrones, and much more disturbing. Most of us might know Hannibal Lecter as Anthony Hopkins who received the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal in Silence of the Lambs. Here Mads Mikkelsen comes up with another brilliant performance as the psychiatrist and serial killer who plays mind games with the FBI. Hugh Dancy plays Will Graham, the FBI special agent who discusses his problems as well as the cases with the devil himself as he descends into an abyss of terrifying minds. The murderers are many, and cops are less here! And there are amazing quotes flying everywhere.

I have watched only two seasons of the series, and found them too interesting to stop. Caroline Dhavernas is another complicated addition, as her intelligent character remains clueless for most of the time in the two episodes. Laurence Fishburne of The Matrix, Othello and Event Horizon makes a powerful impact here. Lara Jean Chorostecki as Freddie Lounds is fun, and Kacey Rohl as Abigail Hobbs is one cute addition in a world of chaos. You also get to see the ScreamΒ Queen and the Grand Lady of Horror Movies, Katharine Isabelle who plays another character with her own special weirdness. Almost everyone is strange and a possible serial killer, and that makes this series really special πŸ˜€

***The images used in this blog post are from the Official Facebook Pages of these three television series.


14 thoughts on “And then the TV Series

  1. Vampire Diaries is far better than twilight, you must watch it and may also consider watching Arrow if you’re a fan of action and crime. Quite interesting collection of tv series there πŸ™‚

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  2. Sherlock and Hannibal are my faves too..only because of Cumberbatch and Madds Mikelson respectively…Interestingly Game of Thrones was always recommended with a hint of it being a very convoluted story ..perhaps this is the charm of this series….haven’t joined the GOT club as yet. Spartacus is good if you can stomach the blood and gore of gladiator fights…Somehow ‘Twilight’ has not made a mark on me…not my kinda thing perhaps…though i have watched the entire ‘Blade’ movie series (out of mere curiosity i guess) πŸ˜€

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    • Twilight is abominable; so is most of the vampire romance πŸ˜€
      GoT club is a nice one, because it leaves you with so much to discuss πŸ™‚


  3. Sherlock is my favorite too (even my phone wallpaper is the door that reads 221B :P) Personally, I dislike GoT. I’ve never seen Hannibal but when I read Silence of the Lambs, I fell in love with that crazy psychopath.
    Hey True Blood is nothing like Twilight. If you go to their imdb page, you’ll see TB fans dissing Twi like, well, like everyone else.

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    • I have watched the beginning of True Blood; felt too many similarities – yes, they are still different and this would be better than Twilight as many other, but still gave a terrible feeling.

      You should love Hannibal πŸ™‚ The GoT opinion is a new one πŸ˜€


      • I hate gore. I tried reading the books, and I felt it was too convoluted. Then I thought maybe I am an odd one out, but went to goodreads to check anyway. If you look at the reviews from before the series started, the books had really bad rating. So I thought, ok I am not the odd one out πŸ˜› Then again, we have Emma Watson’s golden words to live by, “Don’t feel silly if you don’t like what everyone else pretends to love” πŸ˜›

        Hannibal’s intelligence as described in the book is extremely similar to Sherlock’s. One glance and he’ll tell you all there is to know about you! Is the TV series like that too?

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      • Well, if we are always like others and liking what others like, there is really no point πŸ˜€

        Yes, but I would say that Hannibal’s mind is a lot ahead. He knows what others will do in a lot of occasions, despite his curiosity. He seems to find it easy to think like others. It is like the steering wheel of the lives of many people are in his own hands.


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