Tag: Television: Review


Television: ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special (2015)

Posted 28 December, 2015 by Lianne in Entertainment / 4 Comments


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Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song (2015)

It is Christmas Day on a remote human colony, and the Doctor is hiding from Christmas carols and comedy antlers. But when a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited into River Song’s squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy. King Hydroflax is furious, and his giant robot bodyguard is out of control and coming for them all! Will Nardole survive? And when will River Song work out who the Doctor is?

All will be revealed on a starliner full of galactic super-villains and a destination the Doctor has been avoiding for a very long time.

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It’s Christmas time and you know what that means…Christmas specials! 😀 I honestly had a lot of reservations coming into this Doctor Who Christmas special, but watching the trailer, it looked promising…and a lot of fun 😛

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Television: Doctor Who (Series 9, Episodes 7 – 12)

Posted 11 December, 2015 by Lianne in Entertainment / 6 Comments

Peter Capaldi returns as the Doctor alongside Jenna Coleman and guests including Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams. Now that the Doctor and Clara have established a dynamic as a partnership of equals, they’re relishing the fun and thrills that all of space and time has to offer. Tangling with ghosts, Vikings and the ultimate evil of the Daleks, they embark on their biggest adventures yet. Missy is back to plague the Doctor once more, the Zygons inspire fear as they shape-shift into human clones, and a new arrival moves in cosmic ways.

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And I’m back with my thoughts on the last six episodes of series 9 will be covered in this post; my thoughts on the first six episodes of this series can be found in this post. Contains MAJOR SPOILERS ahead!

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Television: Doctor Who (Series 9, Episodes 1 – 6)

Posted 26 November, 2015 by Lianne in Entertainment / 6 Comments

Peter Capaldi returns as the Doctor alongside Jenna Coleman and guests including Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams. Now that the Doctor and Clara have established a dynamic as a partnership of equals, they’re relishing the fun and thrills that all of space and time has to offer. Tangling with ghosts, Vikings and the ultimate evil of the Daleks, they embark on their biggest adventures yet. Missy is back to plague the Doctor once more, the Zygons inspire fear as they shape-shift into human clones, and a new arrival moves in cosmic ways.

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Alrighty, Doctor Who is back! I admit, I wasn’t really thinking much about the show leading up to its series 9 premiere despite enjoying series 8 immensely and Peter Capaldi’s Doctor (see tag for my thoughts on previous episodes) but I think it was for the best as I would probably go nuts waiting despite all the books on my TBR queue to keep me preoccupied and other offline matters. I put off posting my reviews just to coincide it with Sci-Fi Month because it just made sense 🙂

The first six episodes of series 9 will be covered in this post. Contains MAJOR SPOILERS ahead!

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Television: Daredevil (Series 1)

Posted 29 August, 2015 by Lianne in Entertainment / 8 Comments

A blind lawyer, with his other senses superhumanly enhanced, fights crime as a costumed superhero.

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I think I’ve mentioned this at some point but I am notoriously slow when it comes to television shows and movies that come out. I mean, I am too with new releases with books, but it takes forever before I finally get around to movies and show that I’ve been meaning to check out. So yeah, when Netflix dropped season 1 of Daredevil, I was curious (the whole subscription network like Netflix picking up a Marvel show like Daredevil, the fact that Daredevil was adapted to a television show instead of a movie, etc.) but I took a while before finally getting around to watching the series. Contains spoilers if you haven’t watched the show yet!

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Television: Wolf Hall (2015)

Posted 5 June, 2015 by Lianne in Entertainment / 6 Comments


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England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The Pope and most of Europe oppose him. Into this impass steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer, and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?

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You’ve likely seen me post about this adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s books (review #1 and review #2) here and there since January but I never actually got around to putting together an actual post about the show itself until now. Oops. Here I am correcting the matter now 😛 Contains spoilers if you haven’t seen the series or read the books…or if you don’t know much about the history of this period?

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