Today’s blog consists of a wide variety of short things that I have to talk about. In fact I guess it can be one of my special miscellany posts, which are always brilliant (I like to think so anyway).
Firstly I cannot possibly restrain myself from talking about Torchwood: Miracle Day, the first episode of which aired in the UK last night. I had some fears that because it has been partly funded my American TV channel Starz and is largely set in the US that it would become American and a different show entirely. But it really wasn’t that American. The story did really focus on Jack and Gwen and the new characters, especially Rex, are really quite likeable. The scene near the end where Jack, Gwen, Rhys, Anwen and Rex were being chased by a helicopter was thrilling and amazing. And Gwen holding her baby daughter Anwen in one arm and a gun in the other is an iconic image which will stay in my mind for a long time. I am very much looking forward to the remaining nine episodes in the series!
I am very much aware that the final Harry Potter film was released at midnight last night. I already feel that I am virtually the only person who hasn’t seen it yet.I’m sure I will soon, probably on Sunday. Not that I’m in any particular hurry. I know what happens so I don’t have to worry about spoilers. I have read the book and seeing as though the films are the same but for minor details there is no reason to worry. Quite why people are so worried about spoilers is beyond me.
I’m not even that excited about it though.I’m sure it will be enjoyable but I’ve sort of lost interest. The story is over I’ve kind of grown out of it. There was a time when Harry Potter was my entire life but Doctor Who took that over. And the Doctor Who story will never, ever end.Mind you I will probably become obsessed with Harry Potter all over again once I have seen the film.
Speaking of Doctor Who, I have spent much of the day continuing my quest to watch all the classic episodes of Doctor Who. I have finally started watching the second series but this will take weeks of intense watching as the series’ were so long back in the day. I am loving William Hartnell’s Doctor though and am very much enjoying the stories. You can read my thoughts about the stories I have watched so far on my Tumblr here.
Wow, this has been a particularly geeky entry so far. I shall move into something more interesting and talk about my cats. Since returning from holiday yesterday the two of them have been hardly leaving us alone. They seem to be in fear that we shall go on holiday again and never come back and the only time they see people is when the lady comes in to feed them. At the moment if we sit down on the sofa, a cat will join us within seconds. And if either cat comes into the house to find no-one is downstairs, they meow pitifully until someone appears. To thank us for coming back, Sherbet brought in a dead bird last night which I had to dispose of. She is a horrible creature at times but so loving the rest of the time.
Blogger has been given a new look (which I love by the way) and I feel that it fits in with a new era of this blog. Whilst the content will stay largely the same, the behind the scenes stuff will be much better. The new Friday Review feature will start next week, I shall be getting some more guest bloggers in and the posts will have some sort of plan to them. I shall also be promoting this blog a lot more and dragging people here by their ankles if necessary. Be excited because good times are ahead!
Oh and I have now set up a proper e-mail address for this blog which you can use to contact me for anything concerning it. It is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Toodle-pip for now!