BRITISH GOODNESS

23 Jan

HEY EVERYBODY!! WE ARE FINALLY BACK FROM VACATIONS.. SORRY FOR THE DELAY… THE GUESS THE MOVIE QUIZ WILL RETURN TOMORROW, FOR ALL OF THOSE DESPERATELY PROTESTING FOR ITS COMEBACK THROUGH FACEBOOK (thank you by the way). ANYWAY, I LEAVE YOU WITH A POST MADE BY MY FRIEND CATALINA, WHO HAS JUST (to my great pleasure) STARTED GETTING INTO WATCHING SOME BRITISH TELEVISION! ENJOY!

TV, MOVIES and GENERAL IGNORANCE 😉

DOWNTON ABBEY

 

I had never seen a British series before, but after seeing Downton Abbey I have a new perspective and I love it. Excellent storytelling, great cinematography, impeccable art direction and great acting. I really have nothing bad to say about this series.  I saw the first two seasons in life a week and never got bored and always left me waiting for more. The third season will air this new year and I cant wait.

It takes place in First World War England (before and after). In 1912 the heir of Lord Grantham dies in the Titanic and the next in line is Mathew Crawley, a distant relative. Lord Grantham and his wife Cora have three daughters but can only pass down the inheritance to boys. The relationship between the family and the staff is the most interesting thing about the series. The cleaning and managing staff lives in Downton Abbey as well and have their own set of problems and drama.

If you want to see a good series, give British series a chance and you will be very pleasantly surprised. It’s very different from American television, but as good.

MISFITS

I wasn’t planning on seeing this series because it didn’t seem one bit interesting but after a friend recommended it to me and giving it a chance, saw the first three seasons and loved it. The series is a sci-fi comedy about a group of teens that are doing community service and one day a strange electrical storms hits them and gave them super powers. Instead of becoming super heroes they use the power for their own benefit but in time they realize that they could help.

This series is not about the great cinematography, even if it’s good. It’s about how the characters interact with their powers and how it affects their lives. In season two they meet a powers dealer and exchange powers that create a whole lot of chaos to solve.

The characters are very well done. First two seasons, Nathan was the comedy center. He was so funny but so annoying and rude at the same time but just the right combination. I’ve never seen a character like that in TV or any movie and that was really refreshing. It’s a shame that he didn’t come back for the third season but instead was replaced with another funny guy but it wasn’t the same. I gave it a chance any way and it was fine. And for the fourth season two other misfits won’t come back either so not expecting the best. Ill probably give it a chance anyway when the nest season comes out this new year. Give it a chance I’m sure you’ll like it, even if it’s only the first two seasons.

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