Maybe I should have stated earlier, I don’t ACTUALLY want to kill anyone…
It’s a quote from the NEW series of Vampire Diaries coming to ITV…oops!
Haha, Soooo now that awkward situation is over, you know the one where you started to read this thinking I was a Serial Killer, kind of hoping you had stumbled across something insane when actually I was just cleverly diverting your beautiful attention to my blog post about what I’ve been watching recently, call it a mega-review if you will, sit down make your self comfy, get a cuppa if you’re feeling cheeky and settle down for my TOP 5 [5*s*t*a*r*] programmes to watch this year.
Some may already be on TV and some may give you a bit of a wait, but hopefully you’ll enjoy my rundown…
UK ORIGINAL OR US REMAKE?
Now it’s not often that I watch a TV series, on TV, at a time which it is technically specifically supposed to be viewed. Being Human caught my intrigue when I was doing one of my late night WordPress Benders, and the advert for season 4 popped onto the telly. Not since Buffy the Vampire Slayer, have I felt such excitement over a BBC channel at 9pm. So before it came on I got myself seasons 1-3 and had a marathon weekend [needless to say YES I’M SINGLE! AND UNEMPLOYED! that’s where I get the time]
Being Human (UK) is one of those shows that truly captures that part of you that still believes in Halloween and Ghost stories, that part of you that loves to cry Bloody Mary into the mirror when your pissed and Watches slayer movies on Valentines, but it’s the quintessentially BRITISH comedy that turns that into pure genius!
In the inbetween between my marathon slog and the new season I caught a few episodes of the US version. Now although I personally prefer American Series’ I found that again although amazing in it’s own right (I LOVE THE VAMPIRE MOTHER!!) I feel that its the good’ole Brit Sarcasm and Wit that just takes ours to another level!
UK ALL THE WAY [BBC3 9pm Sundays]
* * * * * – One To Watch
DOCTOR WHO MEETS CRIMINAL MINDS MEETS JACKPOT FOR SYFY!
Ok, Ok, I know not everyone has SKY or VIRGIN or one of those better than average boxes that lets you watch this…that’s why I’m not going to tell you to search WatchSeries into that search engine called Google because I am NOT recommending you should watch them online EVER! because that is breaking the law!
On the other hand, if you have already seen Warehouse 13 or not, it offers to its viewers face paced, exciting, action packed and historically intrigueing episodes that journey you through history searching for ‘artifacts’ Warehouse 13 already has numerous seasons but it’s return in I think March of this year (don’t quote me on that) is being highly anticipated in The Common Tarte household!
* * * * * – One To Look Out For!
WHERE HEROES WENT WRONG, ALPHAS IS GOING RIGHT…
Alphas is one of those programmes, it harks back to the age old Superhero vs. the Government debate, and initially can seem very old hat. “OH NO they can’t be ‘contained'” “The government are evil and want to experiment ahh!!” But, alphas provides it viewers with hard action. There is simply no other way to put it, the powers are believeable, and highly creative, putting new spins on the average super-human powers showcased in show after show. Alphas manages to do what Heroes couldn’t. It lends itself to a character focused script instead of plot focused, which means its not hard to follow, its riveting to watch and it captures your attention every second. My favourite character is Gary, actor Ryan Cartwright is PHENOMENOL!!! and Gary is one of those characters I could laugh and cry and fear for all in one episode! Top marks Alphas, catch up online with the first series and get ready for the Second coming later this year!
* * * * * – One To Keep In Mind
THERE IS HOPE FOR SEASON 4
Yes, I admit, I am a Misfits slut! I love nothing more than settling down, turning out the lights, having a cuppa and a smoke and AVIDLY watching the next installment of misfits. So before the haters seep out of the ground, SEASON 3 rocked! Maybe you had to get some polyfiller for the Robert Sheehan sized gap in the show, Joseph Gilgun came on and made his own massively awesome hole himself. I did find that we didnt learn ENOUGH about his power, and I was left at times with a sense of confusion, but overall I think the team did an Amazing job of making up for the vacuum that was going to be Sheehan’s Departure, Here’s to season 4 this year, may it live long a prosper and keep us on the cusp of all that is politically not-so-correct!
* * * * * – One To Always Watch.
YES YOUR RIGHT THAT IS THAT ANNOYING BIRD WHO PLAYED JULIET!
Homeland, Homeland, Homeland, Award winning, All Star Cast, Impeccable writers and 5* All American Hollywood Production, can you tell that I loved this series yet?
Okay, Homeland starts on Channel4 this week, but I have been lucky enough to already have seen the first season. I will try VERY hard not to add any spoilers!
Homeland is truly a show to be reckoned with. CIA, Terrorism, Marines, Suicide Bombers, Infidelity, Mental Health and good old American Spirit. Homeland brings a whole knew perspective to the Terrorism subject. The premise is an American Marine POW has been turned and is working for Al Qaeda, then what happens? They find an American Marine POW! The writing is insanely clever, and the cast are AMAZING there are faces from across the world of film and television including actors from Criminal Minds, V  and even her dainty self Miss Claire Danes. Now I have a pet peeve, and that is Miss Dane’s bottom lip, I hated it in Romeo and Juliet when she wakes up but doesnt save Romeo!! anddddd I hate it in this when she cries [can’t tell you why, SPOILERS] Apart from Miss Dane’s lower lip I loved homeland, it’s ability to keep you guessing til the very last second is truly GENIUS and I’d recommend to anyone that they tune in this week!
[Starts: Feb 19th, 9.30pm, Channel4]
* * * * * – ONE NOT TO MISS!
Well, that’s it for today kids! I hope you enjoy
any of the programmes I have listed today
and if you want to pose a counter review
I’d be happy to hear your thoughts 🙂
Cheers For Reading,