Ok, so like a lot of people I’m a big fan of Sherlock Holmes! What’s not to love? He’s unpredictable, unorthodox and who doesn’t fall in love with his stand-offish demeanor? Swooooon. What we get with Sherlock is about as close to a realistic superhero as we’re going to get. Well in a universe without mutant powers, extreme technology and aliens (before you comic geeks start throwing jibes my way). His mind works in ways that the average person’s doesn’t and he doesn’t have any of the poxy feelings dragging him down either (well, not really anyway). So how exciting is the next few years going to be for us Sherlock fans? Pretty damn exciting! and here is why…
We’ve had 2 amazing depictions of Sherlock in recent years, with Robert Downey Jr sporting the pipe and hat in Sherlock Holmes (2009) and again in 2011 with the it’s not that bad follow up Game of Shadows
(Side note: Is Jude Law’s pout so big it should get it’s own fan fiction?)
Not only does Downey Jr give us a sassy, sexy Sherlock but one that is a bit more connected to his emotions. Only a bit though. And now he’s rumored to be in line for yet ANOTHER Sherlock film. With no release date announced this is still pretty much internet hype but hype we will.
Then, of course, we’ve got the answer all TV lovers and Cumberbatch enthusiasts prayers with the BBC’s 3 seasons of Sherlock (watch it on Netflix, you won’t be sorry!)
And both Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have apparently finished up shooting on the 4th season airing on Christmas Day 2015! Cumberbatch’s Sherlock is even more egotistical and sassy and set in modern-day London it feels as though this character is actually locked up in Baker Street at the moment. A girl can dream.
With these two equally satisfying Sherlocks you’d think we wouldn’t need another one right? Well, who knew that Ian McKellen would throw into question everything I’ve known about Sherlock up until now!
That’s right people, it’s really happening. Ian McKellen is playing Sherlock Holmes and oh my god doesn’t it look great?! I didn’t even know until the teaser for Mr.Holmes was released earlier today (watch it here) that I even needed another portrayal of the detective but my gosh…I’m ready to have my mind blown once again! Not only is it one of my favorite actors playing one of my favorite characters (commence girly screaming) BUT it’s a look into how Sherlock would cope with losing his ‘super power’, his mind (commence even louder girly screaming).
For Sherlock fans everywhere, the next couple of years might just be enough to make our lives! Excitement level is reaching dangerous levels!
1. Skim milk is water pretending to be milk.
2. Clear alcohols are for rich women on diets
3. Never tell a man he can’t fart in his own car
4. A dog under 50 pounds is a cat.
5. Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing.
6. It’s always a good idea to demonstrate to your coworkers that you are capable of withstanding a tremendous amount of pain.
7. Fish, for sport only, not for meat. Fish meat is practically a vegetable
8. Crying: acceptable at funerals and the Grand Canyon.
9. No home is complete without a proper toolbox.
10. Only women shave beneath the neck.
So here are some must see comedy shows available on Netflix.
How i Met Your Mother
Basically the show’s title is self explanatory We’re in the year 2030 and Ted is telling his kids about how he meets their mother. The show takes place at the beginning of the story in 2005 and 8 seasons in and we still haven’t met the mother yet!
Don’t let this put you off though, with a killer cast and extremely clever writing this show does stand out from the rest of the sit-coms. Best enjoyed when watched from the very beginning.
The Office (US)
Originally taken from Ricky Gervais’ brilliant show The Office, The Office US is unique, extremely funny and touching. The show is shot in a documentary style and we observe the happenings of Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch.
The cast, including the amazing Steve Carrell, really make this show one of the best. With 9 amazing seasons that never dip in entertainment, The Office is as show that you’ll get hooked on. The characters are real, the relationships are realistic and you can’t help but fall in love with the show.
That 70s Show
So you’ll recognise a few faces if you haven’t seen this show before. This is the show that gave Mila Kunis her big break, as well as Ashton Kutcher.
The show’s name pretty much explains it, it’s a show set in the 1970s and it is based around the main character Eric and his friends. We follow them through their teenage years and how they deal with all of the issues and obstacles of life.
The style is very quirky and the show is an absolute classic.
Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.
The show’s style makes it stand out due to its narration and flash back sequences.
This show has another amazing cast but I must say to stick to season 1-3. Season 4 really isn’t that great.
Parks and Recreation
The absurd antics of an Indiana town’s public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.
Shot in a similar style to The Office, Parks and Recreation is another hilarious mockumentary style sit-com. The best thing about this programmes is it’s character’s. They’re hilarious and real, which means you end up really emotionally investing in them. Amazing.
In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John “J.D” Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship and life.
What’s so great about Scrubs is how it changes from making you laugh to making you cry. It takes some clever people to put a comedic spin on some serious issues to do with health and death.
Although I will say that personally I felt the show lost a lot once the main cast began to leave but don’t let this put you off enjoying this show.
Malcolm In The Middle
A gifted young teen tries to survive with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.
I think what I loved most about Malcolm In The Middle is that it made my family look like a bunch of saints. There’s nothing more entertaining than watching the most dysfunctional family to ever be on TV. It’s a classic TV Show and if you haven’t seen it, you’re in for a treat.
The exploits of four friends, who are socially only marginally above what one of them calls “the freaks”, are presented as they grow from their late teen years into adults and as they go on their quest, usually unsuccessfully, for such grown up things as beer and sex.
If you aren’t from the UK just know that this show is the most accurate depiction of the ‘in-between’ kids at school. The ones that were too dumb to be geeks and not good enough at sports to be cool. Quite possibly the cleverest show to come out of the UK for a long. Also hilariously funny.
The Vicar Of Dibley
A tongue in cheek poke at the stereotype of small-town or village people. They’re simple, they’re slightly backward in their thinking and they’re hilarious. Enter a female vicar (Dawn French)into this world and cue a lot of amazing comedy.
Most of you should know how amazing Dawn French is but if you don’t, just watch and be amazed. British comedy gold.
That’s it for another year and a long year it will be. The Season 3 finale was everything a season finale should be, it was tense, it was unexpected and it set up season 4 in such a great way. We can try to predict the future of the characters but we know this never really ends well. Game Of Thrones is something unpredictable (unless you read the books, of course).
So let’s begin. So many exciting things happened in this episode, I’m sure this will be more of a reaction than a review but I digress. How amazing was the Lannister meeting regarding Robb’s death? As I’ve previously said Joffrey holds no power what so ever, to the point where it’s becoming a little awkward as he seems to be the only one who doesn’t realise…Grampa Lanister sends him to bed like the petulant child he is. Tywin Lannister is a great character isn’t he? This awful man, who appears to hate his children and yet in this episode we see that he really loves Tyrion. Strange to see him get even a little emotional, I love it.
Cersei admits that she’s depressed (shock, no one is that much of a bitch if they’re happy!) but would be even more depressed without her children. Even though Joffrey is basically a mother’s worst nightmare, actually anyone’s worst nightmare, she tries to remember him as an innocent baby. She’s saying this whilst telling Tyrian to do the dirty with his new-bride Sansa. She’s trying to convince him that it’ll make her happy, which it probably will. I’m not convinced but considering all of her family are dead or missing, it’s probably a good idea.
Talking of which how savage was Arya’s first kill? What a great way to set it up that (and I’m guessing) she’ll probably go find that crazy face-changing guy Jaqen H’ghar and become a badass assassin. Hound appears to be helping her which is a bit of a shock but I guess he just feels attached to her, without her he’d be completely alone. Even if she does want to stab him through the eye.
Sam stumbles into where Bran is staying, long story short Sam goes on to Castle Black and leaves Bran & Co with the weapons that he killed the huge White Walker guy with. Basically I have no idea what’s gonna happen to Bran but he’s got crazy magic powers so I reckon he’ll be ok. For now.
FINALLY WE SEE THEON. It’s been too long and I can’t believe how sick and sadistic the scenes really are, especially now we’ve learned who the crazy torturer guy is. THERE IS HOPE THOUGH! So Theon’s sister actually cares about him? Who knew? She’s got a ship and some crazy murderer guys and she’s on a rescue mission. I can’t see it ending well but hey, at least someone cares about poor Theon.
The Baratheon bastard is totally set free, on the sly, and then I’m sat there waiting for the consequences from that fire woman and that’s when we find out that Castle Black have sent ravens telling all the kingdoms about what is coming for them from North of The Wall. I’m guessing explaining the crazy amount of walking dead ‘White Walkers’. That would scare me too.
OMG the scene with Ygritte and Jon Snow. So, she is really pissed at him. So much so that she shoots him with her arrows not once, not twice but THREE TIMES. Not before saying the amazing ‘You know nothin’ Jon Snow’. She is definitely angry. He did abandon her though, which was completely out-of-order. Like they say, hell holds no fury like a woman scorned. Especially if she’s a dab-hand with a bow and arrow. Jon Snow managed to ride away on his horse to Castle Black, even if he did fall off his horse in a dramatic fashion, he’s not dead. Phew.
And to wrap up the episode…Kingslayer Jamie Lannister is finally back in King’s Landing. I have waited so long for this moment. He walks into Cersei’s room and we get maybe a couple of seconds of them looking at each other. I can’t work out if it’s relief, disgust or what but I was so relieved. I’ve really grown to love Jamie and maybe Cersei will calm the fuck down now. The end scene, however, was by far the best.
Daenery’s is waiting outside the City she just conquered, well liberated, and after a long time all the slaves (and by all I mean thousands) come out. She does her usual stuff about not being the one to give them freedom but they can give themselves freedom, you know the usual liberating speech. This, of course, is followed by the thousands in the crowd to start chanting Mhysa, which means mother. She sends her dragons off to fly around and she walks, un-aided, into the crowd and they lift her up. Then the coolest fucking shot ever happens and it zooms out to an ariel-shot and you can really see the enormous amount of people she has behind her now. Including her 3 dragons.
What a season! I can’t believe it is a whole year until we get anymore answers but it will definitely be worth the wait.
This show is absolutely ridiculous. I can’t believe it’s this good and it gets better.
OH MY GOD. I’M IN ACTUAL SHOCK. MY EMOTIONS.
Ok, so I’m being extremely dramatic but what a dramatic episode!? So let’s do a brief breakdown while I’m still feeling a tad wired from this episode!
Ok so we’ve found out that Bran can control things by getting inside their minds. He got into the dire wolf’s mind and some savage killing happend but, the more shocking thing was to come, JON SNOW LEFT YGRITTE BEHIND. Jon Snow couldn’t kill this hostage guy the wildlings had, so they all turned on him and yeah, he left Ygritte behind and rode off on a horse.
Fuck you Jon Snow. (This does make a tweet I saw earlier make more sense ‘crows before hoes’.
Then Arya is like SO CLOSE to getting with her mum and back with Robb because they’re at the wedding. Everything is going well, a little too well and just as we thought BANG crazy massacre breaks out on Robb’s troops and Robb’s wife, Robb and his mum.
Mother of dragons has taken yet ANOTHER city. Well, her new man and her best soldiers have. Loved that.
It was extremely savage and then another dire wolf got killed and then Hound saved Arya, which was sweet, but now what’s he going to do with her? She’s not worth anything to anyone because most of her family are dead!
The silent credits just made it worse, my emotions are all over the place.
Such a great show.
OHHHHHHHHH MYYYYYYYYY GOSSSSHHHH
I say it every week but it’s so true, can this show GET any better? It shocks me every week. I think I know the characters enough to predict what they’re going to do and BAM they do something crazy.
King’s Landing hosts Tyrion and Sansa’s wedding. Cersei intimidates Margaery in the Sept of Baelor, and Joffrey walks the bride down the aisle. At the wedding feast Tyrion gets drunk and causes a scene. In their bedroom, Tyrion tells Sansa they will not consummate their marriage until she wants to. The Hound reveals to Arya that they are heading for the Twins to ransom her to her brother. Stannis releases Davos. Melisandre and Gendry arrive at Dragonstone, where she seduces him and extracts blood from him with three leeches. Stannis casts them into the fire naming three usurpers. Daenerys finds out Yunkai employed a mercenary company called the “Second Sons”. One of the lieutenants, Daario Naharis, kills the other leaders and pledges his and the company’s loyalty to Daenerys. Sam and Gilly are attacked by a White Walker, whom Sam destroys with the help of the dragonglass dagger.
So what the hell, right? I’m totally loving the introduction of Daario. I’m thinking he’s going to be the new love interest of Daenerys, obviously. I mean, who chops of their lieutenants heads to protect someone UNLESS they want to bow chicka wow wow. I was so happy he killed that disgusting man anyway. This episode also gives us even more reason to hate Joffrey. Taking away Tyrion’s steps so he couldn’t reach Sansa to drape a cloak over her during their wedding AND threatening Sansa with rape. Just when you think Sansa is getting a break, you realise that Tyrion wont hurt her but he can’t stop anyone else.
The best bit was definitely when Sam killed the White Walker king/leader with the dragonglass. What’s going to happen now?! I was certain they were going to die.
Another thrilling instalment.