Freitag, 24. Januar 2014


Kurz und knapp: Hier geht es weiter.

Sonntag, 19. Januar 2014

Moving Pictures #3

Sherlock 3x03 "His last Vow"
What the fuck?! The last seconds. I can't even. I need an explanation. Seriously this is worse than The Reichenbach Fall. I mean OMG.
Somehow I'm mad and pissed like hell, because if it is true it practically ruins 2x03 forever for me. But I'm also happy. So happy. Not even my feelings make sense anymore.
Ah, well the other 89 minutes and 45 seconds were okay. This season was definitely the weakest so far and from those three episodes I'd rank this one as the second best one. But CAM was a nice villain. And I love Mary even more now. Which is strange, because she was not very nice here.
And seriously, Martin Freeman deserves all awards for his acting in this episode. I mean everyone was great as always, but what this man can express with only his face. It blows my mind every damn time.
But not enough Lestrade. And what the hell is the meaning of "You know what happened to the other one"?
But you really have to hand it to Moffat and Gatiss: Not many other shows have made me such emotional about such a small number of characters.
Argh, an explanation please. Now.

Helix 1x01 - 1x02
I'm freaked and creeped out but also intrigued. And I have no idea what this is about except some horrible virus. But I was so close to vomiting all over my laptop for more than one time. It has an incredible terrifying atmosphere and I'd so not be surprised about nightmares tonight.
In short: I like it so far. And I have no clue why, because it is gross most of the time.

True Detective 1x01 "The Long Bright Dark"
Uh, that intro creates a very sad, depressing atmosphere. Not promising.
Oh a corpse - I am already bored a few minutes in, so even a corpse is a highlight. Someone was a bit inspired by Hannibal ( theTV-Show, not the books / films) when it came to arranging the body, right?
Sorry Show, but I gave up after half an hour. It just couldn't capture my interest. There was nothing even remotely interesting.

Doctor Who 4x05 - 4x13 (and some a lot of specials)
Seriously, why does every companion have an annoying, useless mother? Why?
So, the season of Donna. I really don't get what is supposed to make her so special. I mean I can appreciate that they didn't cast yet another young twen like Rose and Martha for the next companion, but else? She is not bad, don't get me wrong. I enjoyed her in many scenes, but never found her outstanding. I find River Song way more compelling from the start to be honest. And if I hear "I'm a temp" one more bloody time, I'm going on a killing spree, I swear to god. Why does temporary work equal worthlessness for you? That says nothing about intellect, education, abilities, anything. What the fucking hell, woman?
And meh. I'd so love to see more of Jenny. She was amazing.
And a Crossover with the spinoffs. I know one that watching those rather boring shows would pay off one day xD Alone Rose and the doctor meeting again was wonderful. And then the scene in Bad Wolf Bay *still tries to to put her heart together again* And Jack.
Oh, and I so squeeked while watching the animated special "The infinite quest". Giles (errr... I mean Anthony S. Head of course) is speaking the villain. So good.

Pretty Little Liars 4x15 "Love ShAck, Baby"
Wait, what? They thought Tobys mother was murdered? Why? What the hell could have been the motive? I thougt the whole time that it was an accident covered up and didn't get why everybody was so interested in it. But I really hope that mysterious other patient ties it to the A-plot somehow.

Time spent watching shows: 24 hours, 50 minutes / 41 episodes (including My Little Pony, Sleepy Hollow, Dracula)

Freitag, 17. Januar 2014

Literatur im TV 4/14

[Eine kleine (und wahrscheinlich unvollständige) Übersicht über die im Fernsehen gezeigten Literaturverfilmungen in der nächsten Woche. Bei Serien erwähne ich nur (Staffel-)Neustarts oder Veränderungen der Sendezeit.
Ergänzungen sind mehr als willkommen :)] 

Samstag, 18. Januar:
20:15 Uhr / 3Sat: Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
-> basiert auf dem gleichnamigen Roman von Chris Greenhalgh
22:10 Uhr / Tele 5: Das Grauen aus der Tiefe
-> basiert auf einer Kurzgeschichte von Martin B. Cohen
22:15 Uhr / Sat1: Die Welle
-> basiert auf dem gleichnamigen Roman von Morton Rhue
23:35 Uhr / RTL2: Im Sumpf des Verbrechens
-> basiert auf dem Roman "Im Sumpf" von John Katzenbach

Sonntag, 19. Januar:
20:15 Uhr / Arte: Mein großer Freund Shane
-> basiert auf dem gleichnamigen Roman von Jack Schaefer
20:15 Uhr / Pro7 Maxx: Die Stunde der Patrioten
-> basiert auf dem gleichnamigen Roman von Tom Clancy

Mittwoch, 22. Januar:
20:15 Uhr / Kabel 1: Zivilprozess
-> basiert auf einem Buch von Jonathan Harr

Donnerstag, 23. Januar:
21:45 Uhr / Arte: Easy Money - Spür die Angst
-> basiert auf dem gleichnamigen Roman von Jens Lapidus
23:15 Uhr / ZDFneo: Original Sin
-> basiert auf dem Roman "Waltz into Darkness" von Cornell Woolrich

Freitag, 24. Januar:
20:15 Uhr / SRTL: Horton hört ein Hu
-> basiert auf dem gleichnamigen Buch von Dr. Seuss

Mittwoch, 15. Januar 2014

SUB-Zuwachs #1

Musste ja das zu Weihnachten geschenkt bekommene Geld in Büchern umwandeln....

Gail Carriger: Blameless (Parasol Protectorate #3)
Quitting her husband's house and moving back in with her horrible family, Lady Maccon becomes the scandal of the London season.
Queen Victoria dismisses her from the Shadow Council, and the only person who can explain anything, Lord Akeldama, unexpectedly leaves town. To top it all off, Alexia is attacked by homicidal mechanical ladybugs, indicating, as only ladybugs can, the fact that all of London's vampires are now very much interested in seeing Alexia quite thoroughly dead.
While Lord Maccon elects to get progressively more inebriated and Professor Lyall desperately tries to hold the Woolsey werewolf pack together, Alexia flees England for Italy in search of the mysterious Templars. Only they know enough about the preternatural to explain her increasingly inconvenient condition, but they may be worse than the vampires -- and they're armed with pesto.

George R. R. Martin: A Storm of Sword - Blood and Gold (ASoIaF #3.2)
The Starks are scattered. Robb Stark may be King in the North, but he must bend to the will of the old tyrant Walder Frey if he is to hold his crown. And while his youngest sister, Arya, has escaped the clutches of the depraved Cersei Lannister and her son, the capricious boy-king Joffrey, Sansa Stark remains their captive. Meanwhile, across the ocean, Daenerys Stormborn, the last heir of the Dragon King, delivers death to the slave-trading cities of Astapor and Yunkai as she approaches Westeros with vengeance in her heart.

Suzanne Collins: Hunger Games Trilogy
Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

Montag, 13. Januar 2014

Abschlussbericht "2011 und älter Sub-Abbau"-Challenge

Read and be yourself veranstaltete diese Challenge, die vom 01.01.2013 bis zum 31.12.2013 lief und mir ist inzwischen dann doch mal aufgefallen, dass ich noch gar nichts abschließendes dazu geschrieben habe.

Kurz gesagt, ging es darum sich bewusst und vermehrt den Büchern zuzuwenden, die schon über einem Jahr, also mindestens seit 2011, auf dem SUB liegen. Wovon ich mehr als genug Auswahl hatte. Ich hatte mir vorgenommen 24 solcher Bücher (anzu)lesen.
Das hat anfangs auch sehr gut geklappt, wurde ab September aber immer weniger. Insgesamt hab ich dann auch 'nur' 18 Bücher gelesen und 3 weitere abgebrochen.  Die komplette, aktuelle Überischt kann hier gefunden werden.

Aber obwohl ich an meinem eigenen Ziel gescheitert bin, bin ich froh bei der Challenge mitgemacht zu haben. Ohne sie hätte ich bestimmt nicht so viele 'alte' Bücher gelesen. Und auch wenn jetzt keines dabei war, dass mich vollkommen begeistert hat, so liegen sie wenigstens nicht mehr auf dem SUB rum.
Von daher hat es sich für mich definitiv gelohnt und ich bin bei einer Neuauflage 2014 auch sofort wieder dabei. Genug alte Bücher sind ja vorhanden....

Samstag, 11. Januar 2014

Moving Pictures #2

Sherlock 3x02 "The Sign of Three"
Oh, Donovan is back. I hate her but I also missed her. Sometimes it is nice to not only have people who adore Sherlock. But in exchange no Anderson. Can't the show afford both in one episode anymore? And furthermore: What happened to their relationship? Why is Donovan still with Scotland Yard? I mean she wasn't less guilty of condemning Sherlock than Anderson, right?
Mary continues to be amazing. But I'm quite sure there is more to her than what we already know and that scares me a bit. But I love the Mary/Sherlock interaction. One part of me wants to ship those two so badly and the rest of me just goes: Noooo, how could you? Think of poor John.
But I missed the crime part or rather the tension that always comes with the crime plot. The episode was not really bad and hat a lot funny parts, but just.... didn't feel right.  Sherlock behaved so different, not in the way of character development like last episode. More like 'oh this has to be funny, so lets Sherlock do this and that no matter if it fits the character'. Meh. So not one of my favourite episodes. Rather the contrary.
And then I saw the last twenty or so minutes which were so much better and more Sherlock-like. It didn't completely redeem the episode for me but improved it a lot.
But it is the middle episode of the season. They are always the comparative bad ones...
And I guessed Sherlocks last deduction of the episode in the middle of the episode already. So proud of myself.
But I like the idea of a commuting ghost. Someone turn that in a horror story please xD And Irene, I muss you. Great, now I'm imagining a meeting between Mary and Irene.

Dracula 1x07 "Servant to two Masters"
With every episode I'm again surprised how much I like it and how different it is from what I normally think of when I hear Dracula. So much more political and economical intrigue and way less fantasy.

Pretty Little Liars 4x14 "Who's in the box?"
Really, I don't like Paige or Emily, but as a couple they are so much worse. But to my own surprise I was totally fascinated from the little chat Mona had with Ezra. That was a well done by both of them. Wonderful exchange of threats without saying anything compromising. And then he is with Aria again, they are boring to no end and I wish him just gone.
And Caleb and Hanna ;_; I don't want that to happen. Now I'm sad. Stupid Ravenswood.

American Horror Story 3x10 "The magical delights of Stevie Nicks"
I don't understand what the big deal with Stevie Nicks is? Is that an American thing I'm just not aware of? But then again all I understand from this season is "witch boarding school is hated by everyone, especially rich white men" and "everybody dies, but nobody stays dead".
And most of the time I was just hoping for a car fight between Misty and 'other blonde girl' over who is the supreme, anyway.

Doctor Who 4x01 - 4x04:
Well, to be honest: if an alien would knock on my door and ask for fat to create its children with it, I'd gladly give it to him. No need to set up a dummy corporation and all that.
And Rose (and later Martha, hello girl) shows up for a second all mysterious and then someone tells the doctor "she is returning". Dear show, I'll be so indefinitely disappointed if this doesn't mean Rose will return for more than a split second that doesn't add anything to the plot. It is strange to see Capaldi and Gillian in minor roles while knowing what they'll be playing later.
Okay, Donna as a new companion. I admit I was prepared to hate her, because I wanted to do that already in this one, single Christmas episode. And now a whole season with her. OMG. But she was far more bearable than I expected. I still like her less than Rose and Martha and don't get why she is often seen as the best companion (yes she pitied those Ood [or is it Oods?] but Rose showed sympathy for a Dalek, where is the difference?), but she was okay so far. 
Time spent watching shows: 13 hours, 00 minutes / 13 episodes (including The Hollow Crown, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, White Collar)

Freitag, 10. Januar 2014

Literatur im TV - 3/14

[Eine kleine (und wahrscheinlich unvollständige) Übersicht über die im Fernsehen gezeigten Literaturverfilmungen in der nächsten Woche. Bei Serien erwähne ich nur (Staffel-)Neustarts oder Veränderungen der Sendezeit.
Ergänzungen sind mehr als willkommen :)] 

Samstag, 11. Januar:
20:15 Uhr / RTL2: Invasion
-> basiert auf dem Roman "Die Körperfresser kommen" von Jack Finney
20:15 Uhr / Sat1: Die Abenteuer von Tim und Struppi
-> basiert auf dem gleichnamigen Comic
22:05 Uhr / STV: Die Zeit, die uns noch bleibt
-> basiert auf dem gleichnamigen Roman von Blake Morrison

Sonntag, 12. Januar:
20:15 Uhr / RTL2: Contact
-> basiert auf dem gleichnamigen Roman von Carl Sagan
20:15 Uhr / Tele 5: Die Bounty
-> basiert auf dem gleichnamigen Buch von Richard Hough
22:25 Uhr / Pro7: Whiteout
-> basiert auf dem gleichnamigen Comic
22:25 Uhr / Tele 5: Das Domino Komplott
-> basiert auf dem gleichnamigen Roman von Adam Kennedy

Montag, 13. Januar:
20:15 Uhr / Arte: An Education
-> basiert auf dem gleichnamigen Buch von Lynn Barber
22:05 Uhr / Kabel 1: Running Man
-> basiert auf dem Roman "Menschenjagd" von Stephen King

Dienstag, 14. Januar:
20:15 Uhr / AXN: The Firm (Staffel 1)
-> basiert auf dem gleichnamigen Roman von John Grisham

Mittwoch, 15. Januar:
20:15 Uhr / Kabel 1: Die neun Pforten
-> basiert auf dem Roman "Der Club Dumas" von Arturo Pérez-Reverte
20:15 Uhr / Tele 5: Corellis Mandoline
-> basiert auf dem gleichnamigen Roman von Louis de Bernières
23:00 Uhr/ Kabel 1: Sleepy Hollow
-> basiert auf der gleichnamigen Kurzgeschichte von Irving Washington

Freitag, 17. Januar:
20:15 Uhr / SuperRTL: Asterix und die Wikinger
-> basiert auf dem Comic "Asterix und die Normannen"
20:15 Uhr / ZDFneo: Die Bourne Verschwörung
-> basiert auf dem Roman "Die Borowski-Herrschaft" von Robert Ludlum