zaterdag 26 januari 2013

Point Pleasant meet Revenge

I believe I've mentioned it once before: How this (new) amazing show Revenge reminds me a lot of Point Pleasant. I loved Point Pleasant... An incredible television series that lasted only one season. Just look at the credits, I mean, come on: This is awesomesauce.

Point Pleasant
This show first came to my attention because Marti Noxon co-created it (she was a writer/co-producer on Buffy). Point Pleasant tells the story of a little town by the sea where a girl, Christina, is stranded. Unconcious she washes up on the beach and a handsome lifeguard, Jesse, brings her back to life. Afterwards the girl with no memory of her life is taken in by the family of the local doctor, the Kramers. There Christina befriends their daughter Judy. The story mainly focuses on Christina's search for who she is and what happened to her mother. Along the way it turns out that she's not just a girl, but she has an effect on the other towners. She has a mark... and it turns out she has a very powerful father. But will Christina be able to resist the origin of her father? Or will she give in and possibly bring about Armageddon?

I loved this show because it's very scary, kinda gothic and exciting, with supernatural things going on. Characters you'll learn to love (or hate) and a couple of familiar faces like (Elisabeth Harnois/Christina - from Charmed/OTH, Adam Busch/Wes - from Buffy/TSCC, Dina Meyer/Amber from Friends/Castle, Clare Carey/Sarah from Charmed/Revenge)

(Notice Marc Blucas -Riley from Buffy- playing her father here. 
Unfortunately he was recast in the show)

I read that Revenge is inspired by The Count of Monte Cristo. And once I knew that, I began to see it a lot more. It's still very different though, but the main motive in the story remains the same, which is .... (how did you guess?) Revenge! This show is about Emily Thorne (who changed her name from Amanda Clarke). She grew up in a priviledged environment, but her dad was framed of being a terrorist which put her father in jail and her in juvy (?). Now in her twenties she moves back to The Hamptons - after her dad has died in jail - and sets forth to destroy all the people who had something to do with framing and/or killing her innocent father. She has to do all this, without being made...

How they are different
Well, for one, Point Pleasant is about God and the Devil. The ultimate fight between good and evil. So there's a supernatural meaning of sorts. Revenge is a modern adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo, which is about getting revenge for having everything been taken away from you and hurting the people that that person cared about. When you put it like that, it doesn't sound anything alike. Revenge also plays in the Hamptons where 'everyone' is rich, while Point Pleasant is simply a small little beach town where nothing big ever happends. Well... You know, until Christina arrives :P.

And yet the same...
They both center on a blond girl who's 'new' to town. They both fall in love with a very loved person - in that community - as well as handsome (and they actually look a little bit alike if you ask me) and both ladies have a rich man on their side. As the shows go along, they are also both caught up in their own little mysteries. Another thing is that it is situated by the ocean. A lovely place for things to happen, as well as go terribly wrong. 
Their soon to be boyfriends have friends with a questionable background and appear to be violent. Both ladies have a mark that identifies them and even the credits are a little bit alike in a way (except that Revenge is just a still, while those of Point Pleasant are actual credits).
That's the short version anyway... If I can think of anything more, I'll be sure to add it to this blog ;-).

donderdag 17 januari 2013

Catching up on Oscars

Hi y'all! Seeing how I love movies, I make sure to watch the Oscars every year and I even try to watch a lot of the nominated movies as well before the big night. How do I know what to watch? I also make sure I know what the nominees are for the Golden Globes as well as the winners. But, there are just too many movies every year, so sometimes I don't watch them untill years later. Some of those movies are:

The Fighter
Honostly, this wouldn't be my kind of movie. Boxing and fighting? But Amy Adams is such a wonderful actress (I first saw her in the Buffy episode 'Family' and she has proven to come a long way) so I wanted to see what kind of magic she could do on the screen now. I also knew that Christian Bale won a giant amount of awards for his role, so I wanted to see for myself what was so great about it. At first I thought the movie was more about Mark Wahlbergs character Micky, who was being held back by his big brother Dicky making a comeback and training him. Turns out, the movie is more about Dicky (Christian Bale) and his struggle. And let me tell you: He is A-MA-ZING! He is so convincing and the only thing you can do while watching him is be in awe of his brilliant acting. The movie goes back and forth between the two, but Bale is truly the star of this movie.

My Week with Marilyn 
The little girl from Dawson's Creek has grown up so much. That's where I know Michelle Williams from. It seems like yesterday, but she has done so much in the meantime (I still need to see Blue Valentine). I will probably write a different blog about her some other time, but for now I'll just focus on My Week with Marilyn, which was nominated for two oscars, including her performance, and two Golden Globes of which she won Best Actress. I think she portrays Monroe very well: She's beautiful, touching, emotional, and a little bit crazy, but most of all vulnerable. Critic Roger Ebert said that Michelle Williams evokes so many Marilyns, "public and private, real and make-believe. We didn't know Monroe, but we believe she must have been something like this." And I couldn't have said it better myself. She was nominated for the Oscar next to Glenn Close (for Albert Nobbs, which I still have to see) and Meryl Streep, who ended up with the award. But Williams' work is definitly Oscar worthy.

The Iron Lady
Like I said, Meryl won the award for this one. But there was another reason why I wanted to see this movie. I just happened to have forgotten it by the time I went to the movies. That's why I was pleasantly surprised by Anthony Head and I remembered him talking about his work on this film during HalloWhedon 3, as well as working with Meryl Streep. A lot of this story (Thatcher becoming Prime Minister) was before my time, so I didn't know half of what was going on. It's a wonderful picture and shows you what went on behind the scenes of 'the iron lady Margareth Thatcher'. Personally I think Streep deserved the Oscar, even if part of me just wanted her to get it after so many nominations and just two wins in the previous years. She's very strong as a prime minister, but also very delicate in her later life after she's lost her husband and suffers from dementia. And to be able to show both sides of the Iron Lady in this movie is truly beautiful.

The King's Speech 
This is one movie that I should have seen the minute it was shown in theatres. Colin Firth is mind blowingly good as the stuttering king and it's a relief to see Helena Bonham-Carter in a role such as this. Geoffrey Rush is just as great as he always is. The story is interesting and captivating. The sets are wonderful and the costumes and music makes it all that well rounded. Everything is perfect in this movie. I don't believe there's one word you could say about this movie that isn't positive. No wonder it won Best Picture, Directing, Leading Role and Screenplay. All I can say is, if you haven't seen it yet: Go watch! You don't know what your are missing. Simply seeing the trailer again is filling me with love for this movie. It's just that good.

Let's also take a look at some of the earlier wins (Oscars for Best Picture) from the previous years that I've seen. Like Gone With the Wind which is an epic story. Or Casablanca which still lives on in it's strong dialogues/quotes. I even grew up with Ben-Hur and it amazes me that so few people I've met over the years have seen this rock of a movie. I mean, talk about EPIC! Luckily a lot more people have seen One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which was recently re-released. Just like the Titanic for that matter, which still holds the record I believe with 14 nominations and 11 wins. A little bit of attention went to The Silence of the Lambs this year as Jodie Foster won the Cecil B. DeMille Award this year. While movie titles like Ghandi, Schindler's List, Forrest Gump and Gladiator may all be well known by now, 'smaller' titles like Kramer vs. Kramer, Out of Africa, Amadeus and Shakespeare in Love are hardly known to all. But each of these ones is a treat to watch.

Last year
The past couple of years The Hurt Locker won best picture, but I cannot tell you how much I loved it that last year The Artist won! It's a celebration of movie history, going back to silent cinema and everything that was so magical about movies when they first came on the scene. Another big winner was Hugo, which basically does the same thing. I mean: Georges Meliès!!!! It actually takes place in the beginning of movies and I love, love, love how Scorscese has managed to combine the first movie technology with 3D. It's such a wonderful movie. 

'Smaller' awards went to the foreign film A Separation, which I can recommend to anyone! Just like Midnight in Paris from Woody Allen (best original screenplay), which is very nostalgic but also incredibly beautiful. It's kinda like dream come true in a way. I don't watch that many documentaries, but I'm glad I finally watched Pina past december. And now that I've seen it, I think it should have won. But hey... that's just me ;-). Oh, and who didn't grow up with The Sound of Music? I'm so thrilled that Christopher Plummer finally won an Oscar. Beginners is a very funny and well written movie, that I was really rooting for it and Plummer to win. Other winners were The Help (Octivia Spencer), who had such a wonderful speech, The Muppets (for best song) - you gotta love Jason Segal and The Descendents. I've seen all three of them. The Descendents is quite dramatic, but also kinda funny and nice. While The Help was actually just one of those movies in a long line of those movies. A good movie nonetheless, but the funniest thing was actually in the trailer (and I don't like it when that happends). Then there's The Muppets, which was awesome! Jason Segal really did a nice job, so no wonder there will be a sequel.

Watch a wonderful Dutch vid here

This years odds (and hopes)
Of course now that Oscar season is full on happening again, my list of movies to watch is growing fast. Some of the movies I still want to see are Les Miserables, The Silver Linings Playbook, Anna Karenina, The Master, Amour, Lincoln, Hitchcock, Wreck-It Ralph, A Royal Affair, Moonrise Kingdom... And that's only the Oscar nominations :P. So there's plenty to see in 2013. This year, I think Les Miserables has a very big chance of winning. Looking back at the list with movies that won Best Picture, you can find several musicals. In previous years it was West Side Story, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Oliver! and Chicago. Les Miserables has already won the Golden Globe for Best Picture in the musical or comedy category and I'm hoping it will be the same at the Oscars. Even though I haven't seen it yet, I believe Anne Hathaways performance will be heart breaking. Seeing how Tom Hooper won two years ago with The King's Speech, it wouln't be a far fetch. He has proven to be able to make Oscar winning movies and with a story like this and a truck load of amazing actors, this movie has got to win some of the Oscars. 

Argo won the Golden Globes for director and movie and I believe it will win something at the Acadamy Awards, even though this movie hasn't been nominated in the same categories. Another big movie is Life of Pi, which is a wonderful story, filled with amazing Visual Effects. I think it has a shot at best adapted screenplay as well. I won't discuss every category, because this blog is already longer than I had planned. But I'll end it with a final nominee, which is The Avengers for Visual Effects, the movie by Joss Whedon. Joss is a genius and I just really think his movie deserves to win an Oscar as well. 

zondag 13 januari 2013


So many ups,
so many downs.
Being in love,
the heat of emotions.
One look at that sweet smile,
and you'll never be the same.

A while later,
it's getting tuff.
Less face time,
but there's still a lot of love.

So many firsts,
so many lasts.
Looking back at the beginning,
and fearing the end.

Now there's me.
Now there's him.
Then there's love.
Then there's pain.

Is it love?
And is love always enough?
Should there be guilt?
All this confusion,
but there's just one last thing to do.
And it will break my heart...

woensdag 9 januari 2013

The awesomeness of quotes pt 8

It's been a while since I did an 'awesomeness of quotes', but  I'm beginning the new year with a doll of a show :P. A couple of years ago Joss Whedon came back to television with the show Dollhouse. A show which he produced with Eliza Dushku (who played Faith in both Buffy and Angel) and she would star in it as well. The show revolves around a corporation where wealthy people can hire 'Actives' and do whatever they want with them: Live out fantasies. Actors could play a different character every week so to speak, because they wouldn't be acting but they would be imprinted with different personalities. It was a good show, that unfortunately had to do with a lot of trouble from the network. So stories were altered and when it became clear that the second season would be the last one, it unraveled like a roller coaster. Dollhouse was full of amazing characters who were played by even more amazing actors. It was definitely criticizing the way things were going in the U.S. as well as elsewhere with big compagnies and how many things are probably wrong with the world. And that makes for some great quotes. So without any further ado, the awesomeness of quotes from Dollhouse!

Season 1

1x01 -Ghost
Paul: "Dollhouse."

Victor: [as Lubov] "What?"
Paul: "Dollhouse. Say it."
Victor: [as Lubov] "Dollhouse."
Paul: "Say it again."
Victor: [as Lubov] "Your brains are... [Ballard cocks gun] Okay! Dollhouse! Doll freakin' house. I keep saying it. It's fun to say. Dollhouse. Dollhouse. Dollhouse. Dollhouse."

1x02 - The Target
Mellie: [After seeing Echo's picture] "Pretty. Who's she?"
Paul: "Nobody, according to the FBI database. No record of her."
Mellie: "Is she in trouble?"
Paul: "Maybe. She just got caught up with the wrong people. Either way, I'll keep looking until I find her."
Mellie: [As Ballard's walking away] "Lucky girl."

Topher: [to Boyd] Anything for you, because I love you. Deep, deep man love.

1x03 - Stage Fright
Topher: "Sierra should come into play in a minute."
Boyd: "I'm glad they double tracked this. Who's handling her?"
Topher: "Joe Hearn. You won't like him."
Voice: "Fifteen minutes to curtain."
Boyd: "Echo's on in fifteen. Okay. Okay."
Topher: "Oh my God. Are you nervous? Opening night jitters? Your little girl out there on the big stage?"
Boyd: "On a stage where the last little girl caught on fire?"
Topher: "Fair point."
Boyd: "I mean, her singing's not a problem. It's not, right? I mean, she is a good singer. I think she's good. She wouldn't freeze up."
Topher: [Laughing] "She'll be fine, Mama Rose."

Dr. Claire Saunders: "You sent Echo on a high-risk engagement?"
Topher: "Doctor Saunders! How nice of you to annoy me."

1x04 - Gray Hour 
Boyd: "They're eating lunch."
Topher: "They're eating lunch together, man friend. The same three. Even the same table. They're grouping."
Boyd: "Are you saying they remember each other?"
Topher: "No, no, no. The wipes are clean. This goes deeper than memory, into instinctual survival patterns. Flocking. A whole mess of sparrows turning on a dime, salmon trucking upstream. This isn't a book club, man friend, this is the herd."
Boyd: "They're not bison, Topher."
Topher: "They're a little bit bison."
Boyd: "They didn't used to be."
Topher: "They volunteered for this."
Boyd: "So we're told."

Ivy: [Reading from a list] "Pizza squares, ice cream bites, beef jerky? Okay, you may be the boy god of all things neuro, and I do worship at the altar of your genius, but I am not getting you all of this stuff."
Topher: "Ivy, babe, add juice boxes."
Ivy: "You're privilege abusing."
Topher: "Do you want to know how to avoid spandrels when aligning rigid designators?"
Ivy: "Grape or apple?"

Topher: "That could lead to a coma state, or it could turn her into Carrie at the prom."

1x05 - True Believer
Dr. Saunders: "One good sneeze could bring on a seizure."
Topher: "Or even worse, a sneezure."

Topher: "Doctor?"
Dr. Saunders: "Topher?"
Topher: "Hello."
Dr. Saunders: "Hello."
Topher: "So listen. Here’s the thing. I was looking -- glancing -- I noticed… Victor."
Dr. Saunders: "You noticed Victor."
Topher: "Mm-hmm. In the shower, and he’s… naked."
Dr. Saunders: "Victor’s naked in the shower."
Topher: "Right. Anyway, he seemed to be having a kind of… man-reaction."
Dr. Saunders: "A what?"
Topher: "A, you know, reaction that a man -- person might have in the… you know, the… naked part. Shower. Victor."
Dr. Saunders: "Victor had an erection?"
Topher: "I prefer man-reaction."

1x06 - Man on the Street
Victor: "I did something bad."
Echo: "What did you do?"
Victor: "Nobody will tell me."

DeWitt: "Why didn't you tell us you were setting up Hearn?"
Boyd: "He had to be clear. He had to be flush with success or he'd never have tried again."
DeWitt: "You will never take action like that on your own again inside these walls. Am I clear?"
Boyd: "You're clear."
DeWitt: "A bonus has been wired to your account."
Boyd: "I don't need a bonus."
DeWitt: "Well I need to give it to you."

1x07 - Echoes
DeWitt: "Are you making any progress?"
Topher: "I'm working! What are you doing, besides ... being ..."
DeWitt: "Being what?"
Topher: "Wait a minute."
DeWitt: 'Sarcastic? Unfeeling? British?"
Topher: "It's an animal."
DeWitt: "Where?"
Topher: "No! The word!"
DeWitt: "Still you have to admit I am very British. I don't say hard ... 'Rs'"
Topher: "You know what I like? Brown Sauce? What's it made of? Science doesn't know!"
DeWitt: "It's made of brown."
Topher: "Brown...mined from the earth by the hard scrabble brown miners of north Brownderton!"
DeWitt: "Oh my god, I find lentils completely incomprehensible."

Topher: "Our problems are huge and indomitable."
DeWitt: "Ooh, I could eat that word. Or a crisp. Do you have any crisps?"
Topher: "You haven't seen my drawer of inappropriate starches?"

Dominic: [drunkenly, with gun pointed at Victor] "Hey, I'm fine!"
Victor: "All right. Easy, buddy."
Dominic: "I know how to solve problems."
Victor: "You bet."
Dominic: [his hold on the gun goes limp] "Oh, man, this is so heavy. It makes my arms tired."

1x08 - Needs
Victor: [as Anthony] "Who are you?"
Echo: [as Caroline] "Hey! I woke up in a five-star floor coffin just like you, buddy."

1x09 - Spy in the House of Love 
Topher: "I found this in the chair."
Boyd: "And?"
Topher: "This chip let someone access the primary imprint protocol, which means they could have altered my imprints. I make a cheerleader. They make a cheerleader that shoots people! Or an assassin that does cheers! Or any active, any time, with a parameter we don't know about."
Boyd: "We have a spy."
Topher: "Inside the dollhouse."
Boyd: "You think it's me? You think I'm the spy?"
Topher: "Not in a bad way."
Boyd: "They find out that you talked to me before you called DeWitt, they'll fry you."
Topher: "Yeah. I didn't really think that through."

1x10 - Haunted
Echo: [as Margaret] "I swear I've never felt this good. Did being young feel this good?"
DeWitt: "I seem to recall it was rather nice. Wonder why we gave it up?"
Echo: [as Margaret] "Please! You're what, ten years younger than me?"
DeWitt: "And oddly fifteen years older."

1x11 - Briar Rose
Stephen Kepler: "Would you look at this place? I mean, first of all feng shui up the yin yang, also I designed parts of it but I did not design the stone cold foxes in the small clothes and the ample massage facilities. I mean, don't get me wrong, I heart my porn, but this is cool!"
Paul: "This is a bad place."
Stephen Kepler: "Bad people, maybe. Good place."

1x12 - Omega
Echo: "You think we're gods?
Alpha: "We're not just humans anymore. We're not multiple personalities. We're many personalities. Uh... one of my personalities happens to be a multiple personality, but that doesn't make me a multiple personality. I'm looking for a little nuance here."
Echo: "We're not gods."
Alpha: "Fine, Übermensch. Nietzsche predicted our rise. Perfected. Objective. Something new."
Echo: "Right. New, superior people. With a little German thrown in. What could possibly go wrong?"

1x13 - Epitaph One
Topher: "If I think I can figure things out, is that curiosity or arrogance?"

Season 2

2x01 - Vows
Whiskey: "What if she went over your head?"
Boyd: "I'm very tall."

2x02 - Instinct
Topher: "Perhaps triggering lactation was a bridge too far. Live and learn."

2x03 - Belle Chose
DeWitt: "Good news on the coma front?"
Topher: "Uuuhhhhhhh... yeah. Good news is that he's in a coma."
DeWitt: "I beg your pardon?"
Boyd: "Just show her what you showed me."
Topher: [Shows Adelle a brain scan] "This is a brain. A healthy brain. Frankly an... overly smart brain... it's my brain. And this is Terry Karrens' brain. [Shows Adelle another brain scan] See these dark areas? How they extend all the way out to here? You know why that looks like that? That's because Terry Karrens doesn't use that part of his brain. And that'd be where you find stored such things as empathy, compassion... an aversion to disemboweling puppies. Basically, this is what some of your more famous serial killers' brains look like."
DeWitt: "You're quite certain of this?"
Topher: "Certain enough that I have serious ethical problems trying to wake him up."
Boyd: "Topher has ethical problems. Topher."
Topher: "Heh. Way to land it."

2x04 - Belonging
Topher: "Do you know where you are?"
Priya: "I'm in hell."
Topher: "You're in Los Angeles. I can understand the mixup."

2x05 - The Public Eye
Echo [as Bree]: "I think her bad guys are badder than my bad guys!" 

2x06 - The Left Hand
Bennett: "No, no, you're very pale. White. Pinkish-white. I mean, your skin. Your skin is like a pig."

Topher: "Okay, so we have had an active, Whiskey. She was rendered unengageable. So we - *I* made her into a doctor. Uh - and you - so I thought maybe - similar - Bennett - the real Bennett would use an active to..."
Bennett: "You thought... That's idiotic. Actives are beautiful."
Topher: "Yeah."

2x07 - Meet Jane Doe
Topher: "Well I punched her in the kisser - not what I was intending to do there, by the way - and knocked her out cold, which she might have been impressed by if she hadn't been out cold."

2x08 - A Love Supreme
Boyd: "Alpha do not do this. There's a part of you that knows this is wrong."
Alpha: "There are many parts of me that know this is wrong. None of them care. And six... they just find it funny."

Alpha: "You're in for a ride. You're not going to get loose. One of my imprints was an Eagle Scout, another one was a sailor. There's a dirty joke in there somewhere."

2x09 - Stop-Loss
Topher: "What did I just tell you?"
Victor: "5 years would seem like... 5 seconds."
Topher: "Welcome to the future, where cars fly, robots serve our every whim, and genetically engineered dinosaurs rule the Earth."
Ivy: "It's pretty much the same as when you left."

2x10 - The Attic
DeWitt: "You gave us extraordinary technology which will be used soon. The question is whether you have anything more to offer. Whether you can accept radical change, or buckle under pressure."
Topher: "I don't buckle. Occassionally, I swashbuckle."

2x11 - Getting Closer
Echo: "She could kill you with her brain."

DeWitt: "Caroline Farrel left quite a trail of unhappiness in her wake, and not a few bodies."
Echo: "Are you saying she's evil?"
DeWitt: "Worse. An idealist." 

2x12 - The Hollow Men
Topher: "I did all of this. I'm the one who brings about the thought-pocalypse."
DeWitt: "Thought-pocalypse?"
Topher: "Is brain-pocalypse better? I figure, if I'm responsible for the end of the world, I get to name it."

Topher: "I'm the Tin Man, she's the Lion, and you're the head of the Lollipop Guild who's a traitor."

2x13 - Epitaph Two: Return
Alpha: "Because we're not freak shows. Well, okay, maybe I am, and Echo. Topher's a little off, but Adelle, she's a class act all the way."

One of my favorite characters is definitely Topher Brink. He is supersmart and has the most amazing lines. He's also a geek and in my own way (meaning not the genius way) I can totally relate :P. Just see for yourselves!

donderdag 3 januari 2013

Happy 2013!!!!

It has been a while since I last posted, but just like last year I spend a lot of time with my family during the holidays. I actually just got back and usually, when I'm at my parents, I don't spend much time behind the computer. Simply because I love spending time with my family. Playing card and board games, watching movies and visiting my sisters. You know..., family stuff. Anyway, I had a great time and I hope all of you did too. I had planned on posting more Christmas movies lists, but unfortunately I didn't get around to it. I made a list of a couple of movies in which Whedon actors appeared or played bigger roles and I also wanted to make a list of a couple of amazing Christmas episodes in television series. That will all have to wait now, but at least it's something to look forward to :P. 

New Years resolutions
Last year I made some resolutions on my blog and today I looked them up. Just to see how I did. One of them was blogging more and I think I did pretty well on that. I also wanted to write more and in a way I did... I wrote A LOT of letters of interest for jobs. But I hardly took the time to write stories. So that one is going on my list again this year. 
Another resolutions/wish was to find a job. After searching for six months I finally found a summer job after which I found a job through a temp agency. I'm currently still working there. So even though I haven't been able to find a job in my field of expertise, I am very happy to at least have found a job. Not everybody is that lucky nowadays. 
I was a bit vague about other resolutions. I'm not really sure about which ones they were, except for eating/living healthier. And I'm still doing that. I even entered the Veggie Challenge which went pretty great (also see on the right). 

What will 2013 bring?
My new resolutions, as said, is to write more. I also want to keep searching for a job in my area and I wanna keep eating healthy and posting blogs regularly. I will add that I want to work out more, exercising. In 2012 I couldn't afford it anymore, but I just found a fitness club that is very affordable and I'm really looking forward to that. In the sense of writing, I would like to make it: being more creative. I just love to draw and stuff, and I really miss that in my life right now. It would be nice to pick that up again. One thing I would like to add is being more active for the political youth party I'm a member off. Especially in my own area, so I joined this department and I will be more involved in 2013 :-).

Of course I cannot leave out movies and/or series. I won't go on forever, but simply name a couple. Like Life of Pi, Les Misérables, The Master, Hitchcock and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. And shows... well I simply watch too many. But Castle is my number one for sure right now. I just started watching Grimm (I already love Once Upon a Time) which I really like. Let's see, what else? Oh, Revenge! It's so good. I watched the first season in two or three days, haha. That says something. New Girl is a lot of fun too. Oh, and last year I mentioned Leverage, which is unfortunately cancelled. But as you can see, there are a lot of show to still enjoy ;-).