Well, last night the internet premiered the trailer for the new season of one of my most anticipated TV shows this year. That's right, Game of Thrones is coming back on March 31st!
Major nerdgasm - can't wait!
Watching that trailer, it got me thinking about myself and my viewing habits, and it made me realise that TV over the last 5 years has really evolved, at least in my mind. I hate to say this, as it makes me sound aloof and elitist, but it seems to me that TV has started to become smarter. In other words, TV shows have become far more complex and sophisticated to cater to the masses that aren't content with the, frankly, tripe that the mainstream networks push out.
The leader in this glorious revolution is none other than HBO. The cable network has been producing great shows for well over a decade, and are the beacon of light in an otherwise dismal TV landscape.
Have you ever grown tired of something, been so jaded that you are just turned off completely by it all?
Well, I found that point last night - I'm no longer a brony. I was watching the season 3 finale last night and found myself thinking 'I've got no interest in this anymore'. It's not just the show either, I just feel no connection, nor do I want any, with the community and fandom that has sprung up around the show.
Maybe I'm just getting too old for colourful ponies I guess, but I don't appreciate the 'clique' that has sprung up around the show, despite being one of the few people that started it all here on Neoseeker. It just seems people are using the show to make complete and utter arses out of themselves, all in the name of the show.
Not to mention, there are many disturbing trends that have been borne out of it that just frankly repulse me.
Anyway, the show is not grabbing my attentio
I saw this on Google+ this morning, and it struck a chord with me. I thought I'd share it, even if it's as a reminder that we all have hopes, that we all have dreams...that we all have memories. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
A NYC Taxi driver wrote:
I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I honked again. Since this was going to be my last ride of my shift I thought about just driving away, but instead I put the car in park and walked up to the door and knocked.. 'Just a minute', answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor.
After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90's stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940's movie.
By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years
It's funny you know. You spend most of your childhood wanting to grow up, be a 'big kid' and all that, want to be an adult and have a complete freedom and everything? Well, I'm at that stage in my life where I don't want any of it. I suddenly feel old beyond my years...both physically and mentally. I won't go in to too much detail, but frankly, I'm just apathetic to everything at the moment. I'm not ready to take over as 'man of the family' yet. Not a good way to be.
Anyway, not much has happened in the 24 hours since my last blog post. Just unseasonably warm here in Southern Australia at the moment. Can't wait until the first cold blast hits.
Coming up to Anzac Day here in Australia, where we remember all those who fought for our freedom. It'll be 97 years since my great-grandfather stormed the beaches at Gallipoli in 1915. He didn't spend long there as he took some shrapnel in his back s
It's been a while since I posted a blog post, about a week actually so I figured I might as well update the lovely denizens of Neoseeker with my happenings. Been a hectic time at work, working some long hours to get some stuff done and put some cash away for a rainy day. Kids return back from school tomorrow as a matter of fact, so it's chaos getting things ready for them.
It was Dad's birthday on the weekend, he turned 49. A keen photographer, he's got some superstar equipment, but he's never had the proper way to display them. Until now, that is. We bought him a 15" digital photo frame, nice wooden frame around it and everything. Looks great on the kitchen bench, he can now display everything from his trips around the world.
As for myself, I received a few items in the post last week. A nice package from a friend who was awesome enough to pick up Darth Maul's signature for me:
Not much to this blog post other than some photos of a terribly awesome cosplay of the delightful Zatanna Zatara! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did, it's always nice to see a high quality cosplay. Also, magic.
I was looking through the movie forum this evening, reading some movies that are out and about, and I started reading the Man of Steel thread, about the upcoming Superman movie...another reboot. It got me thinking though. I mean, comic book movies are a viable genre now, what with the likes of Batman, Transformers and Iron Man making big waves at the box office over the course of the new Millenium, right? Admittedly, Superman has had success on the small screen with the series Smallville lasting 10 years. However, that success hasn't translated to the fame and success of the big screen, the arena where Superman once dominated.
So why has Superman, arguably the most iconic character in the history of the industry, struggled to make an impact at the box office? What do Batman, Optimus Prime and Iron Man have, that makes them better drawcards in this day and age? Is it simply the directors a
So, one of my most favourite shows on TV at the moment made its return last night...and I am excited! 'Game of Thrones' combines, oustanding writing with sensational casting in a world that is not so different from ours. Different families vying for the Iron Throne, whilst ignoring the threat from the North. Twists and turns accompany every episode, and last nights was no different. Many great characters, but my favourite two are Daenerys Targaryen and Tyrion Lannister. One a young girl looking to reclaim what was once hers, the other a smooth talking dwarf. Both are undoubtedly the stars of the in my humble opinion.
No longer the innocent, little girl.
If you like movies like Lord of the Rings, then I think you'll love this very mature take on the 'swords and dragons' genre that is this show. HBO have once again outdone themselves with this award winning show. I'll leave this blog with th
I went to the movies and saw the great little British movie 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'. Very nice movie really, an all star cast over 70 with the likes of Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Judi Dench headlining the movie. Basically a movie about self-discovery and casting off the shackles. A bunch of oldies head to India to rediscover their lives and hijinks ensue, usual enlightenment yadda yadda yadda. Nice film though, and you wouldn't waste your money if you went and saw it. Also introduced me to the lovely Tena Desae:
Lovely ladies aside, the movie had a message that I thought was very pertinent. How does a country blend modernisation and an ancient culture? Trying to drag the country into the 21st Century, but with most of the country wanting to retain ancient practices, with arranged marriages being chief among them. Not only that, but the forced eviction of people from