My one criticism is as Katy indicated, there's too much emphasis on "random quickies." In fact, I think all Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney) does is seduce people. I would love to know more about Dorian Gray besides his sexual conquests. This is one of the big problems I have in general with the pay subscription channels like HBO and Showtime. Whereas other networks with stricter nudity guidelines have to find creative ways to tell a story, networks like HBO, Showtime, and Starz rely on gratuitous nudity to pull their storylines along. Sex sells essentially. Unfortunately, a good story needs more than boobs.
I don't mind a love scene if it compliments (or adds to) the story. My issue is when the writers put a nude scene in just to appeal to the perverts. I'm not making this up. In fact that's what one HBO producer said verbatim. An unnamed producer told director Neil Marshall that he "represented the pervert side of the audience" and he encouraged Marshall to go full frontal just because they could. "Everybody else represents the serious drama side, I represent the perv side..." I have no doubt that someone like is likely whispering into 'Penny Dreadful's ear.
I'm six episodes into the 1st season of 'Orphan Black' and I've come to the realization that everyone was right. This show is wonderful. The writing is superb and Tatiana Maslany is one heck of an actress. At first I was skeptical because the only thing I had seen Maslany in was 'Gingersnaps 2,' but wow, she won me over. 'Orphan Black' is really a one woman show and Maslany blows it out of the water. Clone Club rocks. This is a must see for scifi fans. Season 1 is on Amazon. Season 2 just wrapped up on BBC.
Hunger Games: The Mockingjay' has surfaced. I like this franchise, but sometimes I don't understand how three books turns into 4 or 5 movies. I could understand the 'Harry Potter' franchise, since those books are actually quite complex. However, I don't think we need four 'Hunger Games' films. The 'Hunger Games' isn't all that complicated. Similarly, 'The Hobbit' could have been one film. Don't get me started on 'Twilight.'
Star Trek Into the Darkness' BluRay DVD not once but twice. Let's not and say we did. How about I "not" watch it on Netflix streaming. Once was enough for me. I don't really care about the special features from this movie enough to buy it. In fact, I don't even buy dvds anymore. Unless it's a cult classic I don't feel the need to see movies over and over again. If I want to watch a movie over and over again, I'll buy it streaming on Amazon.
11 DC female superheroes that deserve their own films. Yeah, no kidding. I'm in 100% agreement! Oh and if you ever want to find a Comic Book Shop click here.
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io9 just posted a list of low-budget robot films that are NOT 'Transformers.' It's a good list. Sometimes it's easy to forget, but the original 'Terminator' was actually a low-budget film.
The 60's television series 'The Outer Limits' will be adapted into a movie. Does anyone remember the 90s version of 'The Outer Limits' on Showtime and then later on the SyFy Channel? It was a nice filler show.
'The Walking Dead' producers/writers routinely troll the fans. So perhaps 'GoTs' folks are following suit. I don't know. It's sad to say, but I hope they are trolling us. If not, my theory is that Lady Stoneheart is out because one of the pervy 'GoTs' producers didn't want to see her naked, because if the producers can't picture you naked then what's the point on 'Boob of Thrones?'
Has anyone been watching 'Last Ship' on TNT? My quota for apocalyptic shows hasn't been met this year. I watched a little bit of it and admittedly it looks incredibly cliched and soapy. I'll give it two more episodes before I ditch it. TNT doesn't seem to do science fiction well. They had a fluke with 'Witchblade' in the early 2000s.
So apparently Eric Nortman (Alexander Skarsgard) is alive and well somewhere on 'True Blood' Season 7, but hasn't appeared yet. I'm trying to make myself finish watching this trashy show. If there's hope of seeing Alexander Skarsgard then I might be able to stomach the rest of the series.
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Her Universe is offering some really cool Marvel tees for the ladies. Check out this 'Agents of Shield' tee shirt, with a glow in the dark Hydra inlay. Speaking of which, 'Agents of Shield' was another show I hate watched this year. Admittedly, it improved as time went on.
classic transformers from 1984? You know before the franchise was destroyed by Micheal Bay? This little throwback will be exclusively offered at this year's Comic Con for $59.99 or you can buy it on Ebay afterward, which I'm sure will be exorbitantly priced. I'll just wait for Hasbro to start selling them directly.