The change of the season from Winter to Spring (don’t we all feel a little more sane with more sunlight?), and there is the whole religious aspect for many (I was raised Catholic; of course Lent for me growing up was usually giving up something I didn’t care about, like vegetables)… But for me… honestly… this time of the year is all about Cadbury Eggs.
Man, I love Cadbury Eggs!
A piece of heaven trapped in a shell of chocolate.
Does anyone else remember when they had the orange ones out a few years ago? They had an orange filling (as compared to the caramel one that is too sticky for me and the chocolate one that is a little gross) and it was wonderful! This year I can’t find them anywhere. Bring back the orange! So I am stuck with the normal eggs. Now that doesn’t mean I am complaining, it’s just that a little variation in my favorite chocolate egg delicacies is not a bad thing. Like I said, I love Cadbury eggs.
Am I rambling?
Anyway, this year for me the holiday has been pushed aside by the priority of television.
Yes, for you this weekend may mean bunny rabbits, chocolate, and brightly-colored clothes on Sunday morning, for me it means a time-traveling police box and a long sword possibly with a white wolf’s head on the end of it.
Bring on the fantasy!
Thank you Doctor!
On Saturday my current favorite show returns to TV, Doctor Who (overseen by the genius Steven Moffat). And with its return, the TV news is filled with stories about what is coming in the new season, whether Matt Smith (the current Doctor) will stay with the show or not (this speculation is a typical thing for each actor playing the Doctor), and everything else related to our favorite alien. Oh, I am going to fawn over this show for a bit (like I did in this more-detailed post on the show here).
I’ve been waiting for this show to come back, doing everything but pace back and forth in my living room (Okay, I have done that). I even began watching Torchwood just to have something from the universe new to devour.
Okay, on a side, how do I feel about Torchwood? Well, it is darker, I’ll give it that. At first it feels like an X-Files ripoff with its alien of the week and secrets, then by season three it became something like a mini-series which seemed to fit the style of the characters more. Yet, Season 3 almost turned me off the show completely (I’m more sensitive to stories involving children since I became a dad). It’s not a show I would easily recommend to a viewer since it can be so bleak.
This year is the start of the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, and while my knowledge of the Doctor really resides in the new seasons of the show (starting with Christopher Eccleston) I appreciate what this means for fans. I really look forward to seeing all of the specials around it.
Recently, the show has had quite a change in their cast, with Amy Pond and Rory Williams both disappearing into the past, lost in time (the Doctor can’t see them again because they are in a fixed time… it’s a time travel thing… okay, just see the show). Now for the other fans of the show out there, when Amy and Rory disappeared, did any of you wonder and worry about Brian too?
Brian was Rory’s dad and the last time we saw him he told his son to go and explore the universe with the Doctor, help him. Well, that is all good and nice but in the next episode Rory gets zapped back to the past and his dad will never see him again… of course, Brian doesn’t know that. This is the first time in watching the show that I felt like a mistake was made. So my hope with the new episodes (and maybe next season) ist that we see Brian again and get closure to that bit. Because right now, I feel really sad for Mr. Weasley… I mean Brian Williams.
The big news this season is the new addition of the character Clara, a strange young woman that the Doctor keeps bumping into, followed by her death each time. I’m guessing at this point that there are hundreds of her scattered through time and she is a clone of some sort (probably to draw the Doctor someplace), but we’ll see. Moffat is good at surprising me. Oh, and I want more River Song on the show. I find that storyline/relationship a lot of fun.
Yeah! The Doctor is back!
Okay, I am done fawning now.
Beyond the Wall
Yeah, I admit I wrote this blog post a few weeks ago, and I stand by much of what I wrote in it. So why am I changing my mind and deciding to brave the next season of Game of Thrones?
They offered me HBO for free for three months.
See, I called AT&T to ask why my bill jumped up and after negotiating with them about my Uverse package they suddenly asked, “Hey, we have a special going on right now with HBO free for three months. Would you like it?”
Ah… yes… yes, I would.
So here I am excited about watching the next season of Game of Thrones, knowing exactly what horror is awaiting me. The red wedding is coming and I am certain that it will be done in such a way that it will haunt me, with blood and screaming and sadness. So why can’t I look away?
What has George R.R. Martin done to me?
All logic has escaped me!
I have written two very detailed posts on this site (here and here) discussing my issues with the books and their inspired show and yet I keep returning, hoping for… what exactly? It’s the literary equivalent of driving passed a car accident. But the problem is I keep reversing my car to look at it again and again and again.
So I’ll be there with everyone else on Sunday night, preparing for the random bits of nudity that have nothing to do with the plot or character growth (It’s HBO, remember?), and violence that always seems more disturbing than it ever did in the book.
It’s like I am looking forward to being tortured…
Oh, and on a side note, I want to know who the HBO executives were that decided to premiere this season on Easter of all days? I can’t help but imagine them giggling like prep schoolchildren about to pull off a prank on a too-serious nun.
Shame on them!
Well, shame on me too. I plan to watch. Pass the Cadbury Eggs.
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