Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New Avengers trailer

A new trailer for The Avengers was released earlier today on the Apple trailers site.
The 2:21 long trailer showed a few new clips, mostly on initiating the team. Two things that excite me: (1) we *finally* see Cobie Smulders, and (2) the new Iron Man suit looks awesome!

The movie will be out on May 4. I can't wait! I'll try my best to stay away from reviews/critics because they just spoil the movie.

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Waters of Mars

I have just finished watching "The Waters of Mars" and this post is more about a few questions about The Doctor (or Time Lords in general) than about the episode itself.

Bowie Base One crew
In this story, The Doctor is faced with a dilemma yet again. For once, the TARDIS lands in a fixed point in time. This is very unlike The Doctor; being in a place and time where/when he isn't allowed to fix things.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Torchwood: Season 3

I watched the entire season 3 of Torchwood in about 2 days.

The season, titled "Children of Earth", was reduced to a 5-episode mini series instead of a full 13-episode season, I believe due to budget cuts. The episodes were aired every weeknight for one week on BBC One and the story was also set to be in the span of five days (each episode is one day). The concept seems interesting. I've heard good things about season 3 so I expected it to be better than the first two seasons.

Community returns March 15th!


Monday, February 20, 2012

No Pressure

This is the one comedy show that manages to make me cry time and time again. Even though this time it was just one tiny little tear, it was still tears.

Let's go back to the end of the last episode, "The Drunk Train". I'm pretty sure most, if not all, fans of the show were left wondering, "seriously? We're doing this again?" But I have faith in the writers (and spoilers and/or fan reactions on forums etc) so I wasn't too worried about it. I mean, I'm sure the writers knew that Ted telling Robin he loved her is beating a dead horse. They know what they're doing; they *are* 7.5 seasons into the show by now.

So let's break this episode down to the three story-lines (Ted/Robin, Marshall/Lily, Ted/Barney):

Torchwood: Season 2

I have to say, season 2 is *a lot* better than the first one. It might be because they explored the characters a bit more. In particular, Ianto Jones. In the first season, we barely see him; but the second season showed us the snarky, witty, and sarcastic Ianto who plays a significantly more integral part in the Torchwood team. I always love a good looking man with that kind of sense of humor.

In my opinion, the second season has much stronger story lines, but unfortunately still has the cheesy scenes/lines that plague both Torchwood and Doctor Who.

I still have my reservations about Gwen. Her character is still too predictable for my taste, and sometimes it just feels like she's trying too hard. She's definitely not the type of character I'd like as a female lead in a show.

Season two ended with the deaths of Tosh and Owen; which, strangely, didn't affect me as much as it should. After two seasons, I would expect myself to have connected with them a lot more than I actually did. But the characters of this show have really underwhelmed me; I just can't empathize with them as I do other shows' characters.

I am excited that the show seems to be getting better, and I do love the increase of Ianto screen time. It's quite interesting to see what they're going to do now that the team is cut down in size by half.