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Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

4 Jul

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Awake
By Kyle Killen

Coming of the heels of watching True Detective, I have been watching a lot of drama series lately, and though this show is far less dark and intense it is still thrilling and a trip for the mind and exciting in a different dramatic way. I remember when Awake premiered on NBC, and though I never got to follow the series on TV I was glad to find it on Netflix. It reminded me of something that Chris Nolan would make, playing with the concept of two worlds, reality vs. a dream.

This show delivered! If you want to see another good, one season cop/crime drama, this is the one to watch. Awake keeps you on the edge of your seat as the season progresses. Though the storyline felt liked it evolved slowly at first, it picked up pace as the protagonist moved deeper through his two worlds trying to uncover his reality. After a tragic car accident detective Michael Britten (played by Jason Isaacs) struggles to cope with the loss of his wife and son.

In one reality both Michael and Hannah Britten survive while their son was killed where in the other reality Michael and Rex Britten survive while Hannah was tragically killed. In both worlds Michael uses information from cases and people he meets to try and piece together the strange existence before him. Though I don’t want to give the story away, as you view this show you find yourself mesmerized by the plot unfolding trying to decipher the reality along with Michael Britten and are pleasantly surprised by the plot twists. This is a show well worth the watch.

Down on the Bayou

15 May

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True Detective
By Nic Pizzolatto and Cary Joji Fukunaga

“Solution was right under my nose, but I was paying attention to the wrong clues.” -Marty Hart

Recently, I have been catching up on some drama TV shows on Netflix and onDemand. After watching Breaking Bad, I wasn’t really sure what show I wanted to watch next; perhaps The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones or something else. After searching around, I was told to check out True Detective on HBO, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. So I did, and it was awesome!

Created and directed by Nic Pizzolatto and Cary Joji Fukunaga, True Detective is an intense, gritty, crime show that follows the path of two men, Marty Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) on a 17-year hunt for a serial killer in the bayous of Louisiana. I like the way that Pizzolatto and Fukunaga tell the story, starting in flashback in 1995, with time lapses into 2002 then moving forward in time with the present day of 2012.

Detectives Hart and Cohle investigate what appears to be ritualistic murder of a former prostitute Dora Lange. Cohle believes this murder is not the only one of its kind and from what we see of the victim; it is evident that this is not an “ordinary” murder case. Each hour-long episode of this 8-part drama is layered with all kinds of complexities and secrets as the graphic storyline draws you in and keeps you wanting more.

Not only was the acting superb, but also setting the story in Louisiana, with tones of religious extremists and voodoo woven in added just the right amount of eerie to the show. Similarly, the writing of this show is more than excellent! It is witty, smart, pensive and deep. I also liked the fact that as you watch the show you become immersed in their world, almost as if the you are another character in the show, along side the action, observing, uncovering and making your own deductions about what is being revealed, but it is up to you to pay attention to the right clues.

True Detective does not disappoint!

 

 

To view the trailer CLICK HERE

Also check out this BEHIND THE SCENES clip

 

Source inspirations

http://www.vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/true-detective-mystery

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_Detective_(TV_series)

 

Back In Black

30 Apr

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Orphan Black
by John Fawcett and Graeme Manson

I am so excited for the return of Orphan Black season 2 on BBC! BBC puts out some great TV series like Copper, Sherlock Holmes, Ripper Street and now Orphan Black!

The show’s premise is about a young girl, Sarah (played excellently by Tatiana Maslany), who witnesses the suicide of a woman who looks identical to her. Sarah then assumes the identity of the dead girl, hoping that this will resolve some financial problems. But in fact Sarah uncovers more than that after assuming the dead woman’s identity.

The first season was learning about Sarah, who she is and that she is just one of many clones. After teaming up with the scientist–Cosima, and the soccer mom–Alison, the three clones (Sarah, Cosima, and Alison) become friends and work to uncover this clone world and the mystery within.  Now with season 2, the storyline goes deeper into uncovering the thrilling cliffhanger that ended season 1. The thrilling twists and turns and mysteries of the series keep the viewer coming back for more as audiences, along with Sarah, navigate through the conspiracy of who to trust and who is the enemy.

For me the concept of this show was very original and captivating and that is why I can’t wait to see what happens in the next episode!  If you are looking for a good, thrilling mystery show with a great cast, this is the one to watch!

Orphan Black, Saturdays at 9pm on BBC America

Commercial Break 5

17 Jun

Well done! great pacing and flow.  Love the song with it and the feel of “cool” that comes across.

Commercial Break 4

6 Jun

Lol this is cute.  I had missed the part about passing down something he will be grateful for , but after watching it again now its pretty funny.

Commercial Break

7 Apr

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

 

one of my favorite commercials out there 🙂 … touch or tackle?

PENNY-CAAAN!

20 Mar

Cougar-Town

With its return to TV, TBS has brought back another show from the beyond and I am so glad that Cougar Town is back!  I will admit that when it started out I just watched it because it came on after Modern Family (another great show).  But as the weeks went on I found myself paying more and more attention to the characters and what happens with the Cul-de-Sac Crew in each episode. 

I like seeing Courtney Cox in a different role from that weird Dirt show she was on and Friends; though I do miss that show and Monica.  Cougar Town is a funny show that is easy to watch with likeable and often relatable characters.  Even though it is mainly a show that is meant to entertain, underlying tones of divorce, dating, life in your 40s, college, friends, family, marriage etc. humanize the show making it more than a “fluff-comedy.” Even more than that, I think that the dynamics of the character relationships put the “fun” in this dysfunctional group and are what really make the show work.  

Though I still don’t really get why the show is called Cougar Town, because they aren’t really looking for younger men, well with the exception of Barb, I look forward to my Tuesday nights, waiting to see what will happen next.

Andy/Ellie Torres

     -Stan Torres (son)

Laurie Keller (worked with Jules)

Grayson Ellis (now married to Jules)

Jules/Bobby Cobb (divorced but friends)

     -Travis Cobb (son)

Tom

 

*Adding some more humor to the show, I like that the majority of the characters have been on Scrubs or have appeared in episodes of Scrubs (Jules, Ellie, Jules’ Dad (Chick) , Tom and in the Hawaii episode Sam Lloyd ad Ted Buckland)