Black Sails Season 3 First Look

Black Sails is returning on January 3 and is one of the shows I am looking forward to in early 2016.

After the incident at Charles Town, the new world is terrified of Flint. It falls in the hands of John Silver to keep him under control though and from what we can see in the trailer, the man has turned bitter himself. (Who can blame him after last season?) Meanwhile, Eleanor is in prison and Rackham tries to control Nassau. A new threat will appear in the shape of Blackbeard, who people have been anticipating on the show for a while now. There are of course also some shots of Vane, Billy Bones, Max and Anne Bonny – just take a look at it yourself! I think it looks awesome.

I don’t really want to think too much about what is going to happen, I am just looking forward to the title music starting and getting sucked back into the craziness of Nassau. Well, I would like to see my two favourite schemers, Max and John Silver, reunited again, but who knows if that’s going to happen. They both have their own stuff going on.

The show has already been renewed for Season 4, so YAY! (even if that is not very pirate-y) I loved how it ended last time and if they can keep up the awesomeness, I am not worried about them continuing for two more.

Thoughts anyone?

Downton Abbey Season 6 Premiere

So, the beginning of the end has started. As announced in my post about the Trailer for Season 6 of Downton Abbey, this will be the final season. If you haven’t watched the first episode of Season 6 yet, then beware of Spoilers!!

I don’t see the point of really reviewing the episode as such. I’ve always liked the pace and writing of Downton Abbey and I was glad to see that not much has changed in that department. Except for the fact that we are now already in the year 1925, it seems the show will approach the final season in its usual charming and calm style. My heart swells every time I hear the title theme and I am just so happy to have the show back. (Also, I am not giving up on the possible sequels in the shape of movies!). So, instead you’ll get a recap of what is going on with the different characters and my thoughts about it:

  • Times are changing and even the family at Downton can’t deny that. They need less and less staff and see their friends giving up on their estates altogether. I suppose this is foreshadowing of what we can expect to happen to Lord Grantham as well, seen as society is evolving and classes are broken down.
  • Thomas was so adorable with little George and Marigold. He gives them piggyback rides and entertains them the whole day. I am always happy to see a kinder and softer side of him.
  • Right in the beginning Mary gets blackmailed by a maid from the hotel where she had her little indiscretion. It is all handled by the Lord himself, who pays the lady and even acquires a signed confession. Mary is really lucky that her parents handle things like that for her, but it all just boils down to her not wanting to get with a man she doesn’t truly love. So, I am guessing that this season will be devoted to finding the right person for her.
  • Edith struggles with people not taking her serious as the owner of the newspaper and she’s currently considering moving to London. She sort of lives in the shadow of Mary at Downton, so I think it would be great for her to go her own way. However, I would be missing her at the estate. She’s really grown on me over the years, considering that I didn’t like her at all in the beginning.
  • Ms Hughes and Carson still haven’t set a date for their wedding, because Ms Hughes is afraid of the physical aspect of their relationship as soon as they’re married. But Carson handles it all great! Those two are an amazing couple and it is only sad to think that it took them so long to really get together.
  • At first it seems that Anna and Bates are still not happy, even though they would so deserve it. The unresolved issue with Anna’s rape charges weighs heavy on them and it seems that Anna has troubles getting pregnant. Bates is, as always, the perfect husband and reassures her in every way possible. By the end of the episode they hear that there’s finally a witness found and that Anna is safe. The whole house celebrates and they are happy for a bit, but I guess that the baby-topic will remain a subject in following episodes.
  • Lady Grantham and Ms Crowley are fighting over the future of the hospital and the Doc gets in the middle of it. Those two really have one of the most fun relationships on the show!
  • Mr Mason is about to loose his farm and Daisy strongly voices her opinion. It’s amazing to see how much she has changed and that she’s now truly standing up for what she believes (even if it gets her in trouble sometimes).
  • Ms Denkers is mean as always, spreading rumours among the staff and I actually wouldn’t mind if Lady Grantham let her go.
  • Since Tom and Rose are both currently in America, they were only mentioned in the episode. I missed them both dearly and hope that they’ll make a final appearance towards the end!

So, what did you make of the Season 6 Premiere? Who’s story are you most looking forward to this season?

Downton Abbey Final Series Trailer

I still can’t believe that’s it … on September 20 this year, the final season of Downton Abbey will air on itv. I love the show to bits and am really sad it’s ending, but there is always the consolation that there might be one or two movies with the cast afterwards, continuing the story at least a little bit.

So, as you can tell from the trailer below, it will be a very emotional farewell. Time to say goodbye …

There are surprisingly few Spoilers coursing through the internet about this. However, it is suggested that the Crawleys will probably have to sell off parts of their estate and let go some staff to adjust to the economy.

What are your thoughts on the final season? I bet tears will be involved …

New ABC Shows: Selfie & Forever

As TV’s fall season is about to start, you’re going to find tons of posts about the new shows – same on my blog. Today I want to take a closer look at ABC’s comedy Selfie and the drama Forever.

Selfie

I’ve made it no secret that I am a huge fan of Karen Gillan (and not just because she was in Doctor Who – if you ever want to watch a funny Scottish romcom with her, you should check out Not Another Happy Ending!). Yet, when I found out about Selfie, I wasn’t instantly taken by the idea. It’s supposed to be a modern day My Fair Lady, but it’s no musical (although the pilot does feature some singing).

Eliza Dooley (played by Karen Gillan) is obsessed with being famous and liked, but soon has to find out that being friended and followed doesn’t actually mean you have friends. She then seeks the help of stiff Henry Higenbottom (John Cho) to become a better person. Other appearances include: Tim Peper, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Allyn Rachel, David Harewood, Amber Rose, Giacomo Gianniotti, Brian Huskey, Natasha Henstridge …

As I’ve mentioned above, I wasn’t that impressed with the trailer, but after watching the pilot episode I want to see more. There are a lot funnier series out there, but I think it at least deserves a chance. I’m not sure it’s going to work on the long run, but I’m going to give it a try and watch the upcoming episodes. The series starts airing Tuesdays beginning September 30.

Forever

We all know that living forever sucks, if you are the only person being immortal and can’t share your life with anyone. After 200 years on the planet, Doctor Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd)  is also very aware of that. Working as a medical examiner in a New York morgue, he tries to find out as much about death as possible to find a cure for his “condition”. But it turns out there is another person with the same ability, who wants to play a little game with Henry – casualties included.

I quite liked the pilot episode. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but it reminds me of a show I know – like a mix between the Mentalist and Castle or something like that. It is definitely awkward and funny, but also has quite touching moments in the first episode. I think that (supernatural) crime shows usually work quite well on TV and the cast seems very likable as well. Forever is starring: Alana de la Garza, Lorraine Toussaint, Donnie Keshawarz, Joel David Moore, Judd Hirsch, … Airing starts September 23.

Are those two shows on your fall watchlist? If not, what other shows are?