Is the ‘Doctor Who’ revival still the same 10 years later?

DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: BBC)

DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: BBC)

I will always remember the day I met my Doctor. I was having a really bad day, and wasn’t in the mood for doing much of anything. I came home from class, plopped on the couch, turned on the TV and just started flipping channels, staring blankly at the screen. Finally, I reached channel 101, BBC America. I stopped for a moment, recognizing the show as Doctor Who, a fan-favorite on the interwebs. I saw this strange man wearing a bowtie, lanky and wide-eyed, explaining to a frightened father and son that the child’s fear of his cupboard was legitimate. You see, during his time exploring wonders of the universe beyond anyone’s wildest dreams, the Doctor had found that monsters are, indeed, real. Continue reading

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Top ride ideas for the new BBC-themed amusement park

SHERLOCK (Image Credit: Hartswood Films for Masterpiece)

SHERLOCK (Image Credit: Hartswood Films for Masterpiece)

My first reaction to the news that a BBC-themed amusement park is in the works was pure, unadulterated excitement. My second reaction was to try and figure out exactly how much money I would need to visit the park in its proposed location of Kent, England. The answer is probably too much for a person who still hasn’t managed a visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Continue reading

Why I love ‘The Graham Norton Show’ and you will, too!

THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW (Image Credit: PA)

THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW (Image Credit: PA)

It’s no secret that I love all things celebrity and Hollywood. I may not be nearly as obsessed as I once was, but I do love a good celebrity interview, especially with my favorites. And you guys, Graham Norton is the show for that. Continue reading

Tom Hiddleston (Image Credit: Sachyn Mital) / THE NIGHT MANAGER (Image Credit: John le Carré)

AMC to take on hit ‘The Night Manager’ for U.S. miniseries

Tom Hiddleston (Image Credit: Sachyn Mital) / THE NIGHT MANAGER (Image Credit: John le Carré)

Tom Hiddleston (Image Credit: Sachyn Mital) / THE NIGHT MANAGER (Image Credit: John le Carré)

Are you an Anglophile? Do you like spies? Do you like watching TV? Do you know who Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie are? If yes, then I have some exciting news for you! If no… no, you know what, I’m going to assume you like at least one of those things. There’s just no other option. Continue reading

DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: BBC America)

10 Gifs or Less: Getting to Know ‘Doctor Who’

DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: BBC America)

DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: BBC America)

With the arrival of a new series and a new leading man in Doctor Who comes a fresh batch of Whovians who are simultaneously scratching their heads and grinning ear-to-ear at the madness upon which they have stumbled. First of all – welcome! Second, don’t let the fandom scare you too much (it scares me sometimes, I’ll be honest).  Jumping into a nearly 51-year-old show can feel intimidating, especially when the actors, writers, storylines and even the genres of the episodes change regularly. But never fear – a fellow Whovian is here. You’ll notice that while this show is in a constant state of transition, at its core it really is just the same software with different casing. Continue reading

Jenna Coleman as Clara and Peter Capaldi as The Doctor in DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: BBC/BBC Worldwide 2014)

The Highs and Lows of the ‘Doctor Who’ Season 8 premiere

Jenna Coleman as Clara and Peter Capaldi as The Doctor in DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: BBC/BBC Worldwide 2014)

Jenna Coleman as Clara and Peter Capaldi as The Doctor in DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: BBC/BBC Worldwide 2014)

Doctor Who’s The Doctor isn’t a medical doctor, but let’s follow that analogy for a moment. Imagine going to a doctor you really trust and feel comfortable with. He or she gets you through the tough times, maybe rejoices with you for the good and simply knows what to do every time you visit. You have a history with him or her. Now picture how you would feel if you had to change doctors to someone you’ve never met and can’t quite yet figure out how you feel about him or her. Your first meeting is a little awkward because you can only think about how you wish you had your good, ol’ reliable doctor back. You don’t know whether or not this new doctor will treat you well and live up to your idea of doctors, notions created because of your great experiences in the past. You need time to build trust with this new person. Continue reading

SHERLOCK (Image Credit: Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films for Masterpiece)

A Study in Standings: Ranking the ‘Sherlock’ episodes

SHERLOCK (Image Credit: Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films for Masterpiece)

SHERLOCK (Image Credit: Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films for Masterpiece)

I rang in the New Year as any good nerd should, by sitting on my couch and watching the third installment of the hit BBC crime drama Sherlock. Seven months later, BBC One rocked the world by announcing via Twitter that Sherlock’s hiatus after Season 3 wouldn’t be quite as long as the gaps between the previous seasons — a special will air before three new episodes. “Shooting on the #Sherlock special will begin in January 2015, with the series shooting later next year. #221back,” read one of the tweets. Catch up on your Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and see if you can guess which stories will be adapted for the new season. For now, let’s look back and revel in the mysteries of the deerstalker-wearing sleuth of 221B Baker Street. Continue reading

ORPHAN BLACK (Image Credit: BBC America)

The Most Memorable Moments of ‘Orphan Black’ Season 2!

ORPHAN BLACK (Image Credit: BBC America)

ORPHAN BLACK (Image Credit: BBC America)

Orphan Black is everything I love about television: outstandingly refined acting, incredibly seamless camera work and a plot that never fails to blow my mind. The show stars the acclaimed Tatiana Maslany as several clones as they discover one another, try to figure out their origin and face the repercussions of the cloning procedure. The sophomore season of the BBC America sci-fi show has come and gone, but it didn’t go without leaving tons of memorable moments that will forever be on my Tumblr dashboard. Continue reading

Tatiana Maslany as Rachel and Sarah in ORPHAN BLACK (Image Credit: BBC America)

Why You Should Binge on ‘Orphan Black’!

Tatiana Maslany as Rachel and Sarah in ORPHAN BLACK (Image Credit: BBC America)

Tatiana Maslany as Rachel and Sarah in ORPHAN BLACK (Image Credit: BBC America)

Even before I had BBC America, I liked to watch a lot of shows like Luther and Doctor Who that aired on the network. So, when the channel started releasing original programming, I was really excited. Orphan Black is one of those shows, so when I moved into a new apartment with new television service that included BBC America I made sure to DVR their re-airing of the show. And boy, am I glad I did. Continue reading

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson in SHERLOCK (Image Credit: BBC)

The Top 4 Questions ‘Sherlock’ Season 3 Needs to Answer

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson in SHERLOCK (Image Credit: BBC)

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson in SHERLOCK (Image Credit: BBC)

For all those who consider themselves “Sherlocked,” I’m sure you must be bursting with excitement for the newest season of BBC’s Sherlock coming New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2014.

I know the wait has been tiresome and seemingly endless but the highly anticipated premiere will arrive in just a few days. Season 3 is so close you can almost taste it! Speaking of taste, a couple of trailers, teasers and photos were released to the public giving all of us a small taste of what to expect in the upcoming season. This small sneak, however, just makes us crave Sherlock all the more. The suspense has become almost unbearable!

I know, as a fellow Sherlock fan, sharing the top four questions I’m most looking forward to seeing answered in Season 3 would definitely give some sense of relief.
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Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor and David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor in DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: Adrian Rogers / © BBC/BBC Worldwide)

Top 5 Moments from the ‘Doctor Who’ Anniversary Episode

Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor and  David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor in DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: Adrian Rogers / © BBC/BBC Worldwide)

Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor and David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor in DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: Adrian Rogers / © BBC/BBC Worldwide)

Like most Whovians, I was waiting impatiently for November 23 to come around because I could not wait to see the special 50th anniversary episode of the show. Also like most Whovians, the episode left me awestruck and wishing I could rewind and watch it all over again. Read on to see my top 5 favorite moments from the show, but be warned! Spoilers follow! Continue reading

Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor, David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor and John Hurt in DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: Adrian Rogers / BBC)

What we know about the 50th Anniversary episode of ‘Doctor Who’

Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor, David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor and John Hurt in DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: Adrian Rogers / BBC)

Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor, David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor and John Hurt in DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: Adrian Rogers / BBC)

The BBC hit show Doctor Who is about to hit a milestone not many shows reach. On Saturday, Nov. 23, the show will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of its first episode. The pilot of the original series aired on Nov. 23, 1963, and the “classic” series continued to run until 1989 with a TV movie made in 1996. In 2005, the series was relaunched and has been airing since with no end in sight. Continue reading

Matt Smith and David Tennant for DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: Adrian Rogers / BBC)

50 Years of ‘Doctor Who’: All the details from the New York Comic Con Panel!

Matt Smith and David Tennant for DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: Adrian Rogers / BBC)

Matt Smith and David Tennant for DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: Adrian Rogers / BBC)

If you’re a fan of Doctor Who, you are probably eagerly anticipating the 50th Anniversary of the show coming up in November. At this year’s New York Comic Con, a panel was put together of bloggers, comic artists, and other Doctor Who experts, including Nicholas Briggs, Jason Haigh-Ellery and former “Doctor” Colin Baker, specifically to discuss the show’s upcoming milestone. Continue reading

An Interview with Actor and Writer Jim Piddock

Jim Piddock (Image Credit: Jim Piddock)

Jim Piddock (Image Credit: Jim Piddock)

HBO and the BBC have come together to present Family Tree, a mockumentary television series about a man in his early thirties (Chris O’Dowd) discovering his family’s genealogy. Created and written by Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock, the eight episode series follows the hilarious branches of one man’s quirky Family Tree, beginning in England and then moving on to the United States, after he receives an inheritance from an aunt he never met. After viewing the premiere episode, I was lucky enough to land an interview with Family Tree’s creator/writer/actor Jim Piddock where we discussed the show, writing, and what else he has in the works. Read on for the interview… Continue reading