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 VikingsSpartacus 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 THRONES [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 Scream 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 😀

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


Making Life Better

I have been just sitting at home, locked inside my room and staring at the wall, the first one which is painted in maroon, and I had some idea about how to make life better. Thinking about it in a normal way won’t help it though, as I have a better chance to get a job as a pirate in the Arabian Sea or an Anaconda seller rather than here. Well, thanks to the days of reading books and watching movies, there are other options, a lot of them. I hope that I can be useful to at least a few people.

1. Apply for Hannibal’s liver eating campaign: Hannibal Lecter is the reason why we are not really defeated. He has left us the option to be of use. There is something about that one character. The TV series was good and the movie had received many accolades. So, lets consider this donation a tribute to the movie and the character immortalized by Anthony Hopkins winning the Academy Award for the main categories. This should be fixed for the extremities of hopelessness; the purpose of our lives is to useful to the society or at least someone – lets hope that all of us can do something worthy, or in the end, there is Hannibal Lecter.

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2. Donate blood for Countess Dracula’s activities: Elizabeth Báthory should find it really difficult to maintain her youth without enough blood. I don’t really fit into her needed categories, but as it might be very difficult for her to find the best these days, I hope that she would adjust with what she gets. She should have just given an advertisement on the newspapers, because we have seen much terrible ones already – at least her desire is for a cause. I really hope that she still got the castle; otherwise it won’t be that interesting. She can have the bloof anyway.

3. Explore the Bermuda Triangle: If a place is also known as the Devil’s Triangle, it is one’s duty to explore and prove that it is not, even if it is really so. Even though people might want to relate it mostly to fiction, I would hope that it is not so during my visit. I am planning to discover a portal to another dimension of the demons, a secret entrance to the world of ruthless mermans or quick travel machine to another planet left there by the aliens. I am hoping to prove to be more useful to any species as of now. Demons and aliens will like me better, I believe.

4. Be the sacrifice at The Cabin in the Woods: This is actually for a very noble cause. If you have watched the movie which might be the most highly rated horror movie for a long time, you will know. This sacrifice is needed to save humanity, and even though the end of humans is better for nature as a whole, I have nothing to do and so got to be at least the sacrifice. Well, humanity might not be worth saving, but that movie surely was. So, this is more with respect towards the film than anything else. If you want to watch the sacrifice live, please leave an application for spectator mode.

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5. Volunteer for the House of Wax programme: The movie is nice and so is the idea. There is surely something interesting at work here, and it is up-to us to contribute to the work of art. Creativity has to be promoted in each case, and we have that skill on display here which goes unnoticed. The horror just comes as a bonus. If interested in being part of the programme, do watch House of Wax movie and plan the future. There is actually more than one movie with this idea. Wax statues are mostly better than humans, and so it is an interesting choice to have a House of Wax at home if possible.

6. Replace the Sleeping Beauty: Among all those fairy-tale heroines, Sleeping Beauty had the easiest thing to do. Along with being a princess, she just had to get that curse working with one single activity and go to sleep. I have been following the sleepy idea for a long time, but with an alarm. If situation continues to be the same with no opportunity and all reservations, may be the number of sleeping beauties will increase and all the princes will also be sleeping. As the sleep activity comes naturally to me, I am expecting this to be a frequent thing.

***The images used in this blog are from the Official Facebook Pages of Hannibal TV series and The Cabin in the Woods movie.