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Which TV shows did you start watching in 2013?
I started watching Elementary and I watched the first three seasons of Primeval over the summer months. I also watched a good few miniseries, one of them BBC's The Village and ITV's Mr. Selfridge, which I believe are getting second series



Which TV shows did you let go of in 2013?
None really... I haven't watched the second series of The Paradise yet, but I definitely will. I also hope to finish watching season 4 and 5 of Primeval. Two long-running series that I watch unfortunately ended in 2013: Foyle's War and Inspector Lewis (though you never know with Foyle's War I guess)

Which TV shows did you mean to get into but didn't in 2013? Why?
There are always going to be shows I hear about, which are recommended by fellow bloggers etc. Arrow, Beauty and the Beast and Nashville are on my 'might be interesting' list. But for now I just don't have room for another long running show...

Which TV shows do you intend on checking out in 2014?
I'm interested in The Mill, a Channel 4 mini-series about mill workers during the Industrial Revolution which I believe hardly anyone has seen.

Which TV show impressed you least in 2013?
For miniseries, I was least impressed with The Village and World without End. The first because it was just too dreary and hopeless, the second because the writing and acting were sooo bad it was laughable. For long running series, I was definitely not impressed by Doctor Who's 7th series (some episodes excluded). I'm so done with Moffat's writing style....



Which TV show do you think you might let go of in 2014 unless things significantly improve? And which TV shows do you think you'll never let go of no matter how crappy they get? Why?
Last year I answered The Good Wife to this questions (first part), but it has really improved this last season! I might sometimes think about letting go of Doctor Who, but I probably wont. The good thing about DW is that it can be so vastly different from episode to episode, there are always some in a series you will enjoy.

Which TV show did you enjoy the most in 2013?
There is is again, the most difficult question of these kind of memes... Let me at least split it into mini-series and recurring series. For mini-series I'll say The White Queen. I know it was not very historically correct, but it was just so pretty and enticing etc. For recurring series I thought Call the Midwife series 2 was absolutely great: wonderful acting, poignant subjects mixed with the appropriate lightness and great period detail. But I can also say The Good Wife, because I was getting so bored with it a year ago, but now I'm totally into it again!

birdienl: (Dr Who new)
I just read this amazing quote from Steven Moffat, lead writer and producer of Doctor Who:

'If you have the extraordinary good fortune to be telling a story that children want to hear, then you better remember - you are talking to the future. A children's story isn't a smaller less important thing, it is the most important kind of the story  there is - for the simple reason that stories are
most imporant to children. History tells them what has happened. Science tells them what might happen. But stories tell them what always happens.

That is why fantasy is so important to children, and so beloved by them. It's not an escape from the real world, it's a way to understand it. Drama shows you the world outside your window - but fantasy and science-fiction show you the world you can see when you close your eyes.'

How true is this! I've learned so much about life, faith and being a human from the works of Tolkien, Lewis and also from watching Dr. Who.

And a silly meme to pass the time...

If you had to change your name, what would you change it to? )
birdienl: (Dr Who new)
Yesterday, after over three months of waiting, we could finally watch the first episode of the new series of Doctor Who. Ofcourse that occassion deserves a post!

 
Hello, I'm the Doctor. Basically, run! )

Meme time!

Mar. 28th, 2010 06:39 pm
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Sometimes you collect memes along the way and there comes a time you'll have to post them! That time is now, in the aftermath of a quiet Sunday afternoon. There's also a nice little surprise for all you period drama fans behind the cut!

Lot's of text behind here... )


birdienl: (Dr Who)

I know that there are heaps of End of Time reviews around, but I just couldn’t resist putting my two pennies worth in.

 

Allons-y )
birdienl: (Default)
My first icons of 2010! All made in 2009 ofcourse (I´ve not been THAT busy on New Years day...), but didn´t have the time to post them anymore.

1-32 Emma (2009) episode 4
33-37 Australia
38-40 Dr. Who

    



I think we should reupholster the chair where Mr. Knightley sits.. )

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