werepuppyblack: (Power Rangers)
(Using the Power Rangers icon because ... well I only have 15 icon spaces and I haven't quite chosen what ones I'm changing and the like.)

Okay, so I've not really been in great health the past couple of days, and used the fact that I was confined to my room to marathon Magiranger, including the two 'movies' that came with it. Why did I chose to start with this sentai? Well,  it was the first one that reappeared in Gokaiger so... What can I say, I'm easily swayed by certain things. Like always, I did a bit of research into the sentai before I started watching,  mostly character names and the like because my spelling is terrible and I wanted to make sure I'd write them correctly when I came to this review. Okay, let's begin! 
Possible spoilers )

Right, and now here is where I turn to my flist for her. See, I plan to watch at least the sentais that have been later adapted to Power Rangers, but I need help on picking which ones. Here's the list, please recommend! 
  • Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger
  • Gosei Sentai Dairanger
  • Ninja Sentai Kakuranger
  • Chouriki Sentai Ohranger
  • Gekisou Sentai Carranger
  • Denji Sentai Megaranger
  • Seijuu Sentai Gingaman
  • Rescue Sentai GoGoFive
  • Mirari Sentai Timeranger
  • Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger
  • Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger
  • Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger
  • Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger
  • Mahou Sentai Magiranger
  • Go Go Sentai Boukenger
  • Juken Sentai Gekiranger
  • Engine Sentai Go-onger
  • Samurai Sentai Shinkenger
  • Tensou Sentai Goseiger
werepuppyblack: (Batman Beyond vs Spider-Girl)

I think this just sort of proves a long-held theory I've had about the Chick - her reviews are a lot more entertaining when it's something she genuinely likes. See, when it comes to the Chick, I have a sort of love-hate viewership. While I think her reviews are entertaining and well thought out and she puts herself across well (even if there is a distinct Dreamerworks bias), there always seems to be a odd flat note that I can't quite explain. ... Except when it's something that has clearly meant something to her, or her friends. This review is the best example of it, but look at her X-Men one for another good example.

I'll admit, there is a part of me that wishes that the Chick would review some of the more "girly" 80s stuff, but only because I think she would tear it to shreds and I really wanna see that happen. But that doesn't mean I don't enjoy the reviews she does. I just think ... we need more things that bring her joy. Because this was one of her best.

Now, if you don't mind, I feel the need to rewatch the 25th Anniversary Concert.
werepuppyblack: (Disney)
Well, hey there people it's been a while since one of my Glee-views, but I felt like the last episode would be a good one to work with. I mean, it has a lot going for it in my favour just by being set in New York - one of my all time favourite cities just because of how vast and multi-cultural the place is. So, what did I think of the episode New York? Well...

Review under cut )
werepuppyblack: (Alice - I knew a girl)
So I finally finished The Hunger Games after getting them over Christmas and having them sit on my shelf. Managed to get through the whole trilogy within about a week; the writing is captivating. So this is just my little... overview of it all, I guess. There be spoilers, but I'll LJ cut it, so you don't have to read further if you don't want to.

Told you there would be a cut )

But yes, in short I liked it. Definitely one to be re-read and kept on the shelf.
werepuppyblack: (Me and Eleven Totally Awesome Secret Ske)
 Soo ... the new series, well mini-series, of Upstairs, Downstairs just finished airing the first episode. I'm not gonna lie: I have always loved Upstairs, Downstairs. I used to watch the original series on UKGold with my mum, and it was just one of those things that were in the category of awesome for me. So I was freakin' excited when I heard they were bringing it back. Anxious, but excited.

And it didn't dissapoint. It was a strong opening episode, just hinting at the overall 'plot' or rather connecting threads, but perfectly self contained at the same time. I want to give a full review but my brain is still processing it and ... Look, I'm a sucker for period pieces, I openly admit that. So this type of thing is always going to appeal to me. But the writing and the sets and ... seriously, go watch it! 

I will say one thing: fans of Downton Abbey will like this show, but that's because fans of Upstairs Downstairs will like Downton Abbey. 
werepuppyblack: (Default)
Eloquent title, isn't it?

Well, due to the fact that the weather meant no buses which meant I couldn't get in for my exam today, I had a lot of free time. Obviously, instead of studying for my exam on Friday, I chose to spend this time rewatching episodes of Glee. During this rewatching, I came to a conclusion: I only care about Rachel's various ships.

Not to say that I don't want to see the other characters happy in whatever type of relationship suits them best - though people need to have words with Santana and Puck about their promiscuity at their age - but when it comes to Rachel, well, her relationships seem to define her. In that she changes. Her actual characterisation can change when she's in a relationship.

This is not a good thing.

So, I decided, let's look at the three main "ships"  for Rachel, and I'll explain what I like/dislike about them. And yeah, this is all just my opinion done purely because I noticed how much Rachel changes. I actually do give a damn about the other's relationships, they just don't seem as ... obviously changing the character as Rachel's do. Oh, and for this we'll be looking at the canon only pairings. As much as I like the fandom-created pairings, its in show evidence I'm looking at.

We good with that? Great, let's begin.
Info under cut )
 
werepuppyblack: (Darkwing Duck)
Yes, I've been meaning to do these for a few episodes this season, but I decided this would be the episode I begin on again. As with last season, well, due to my thoughts I'm going to avoid cross-posting to different comms on the basis that ... well I don't want constantly flamed for my views. That being said, here we go.
Lots of review ramblings under cut )

So TL;DR: I liked the episode, I think the bullying saga is a smart move, and frankly this has been some of the best writing since the first 13. Let's see what happens next week, shall we?
werepuppyblack: (Disney)

 
So, my most recent book buy has been Eyes Like Stars, the first in the Theatre Illuminata series by author Lisa Mantchev.

review under cut )
werepuppyblack: (Darkwing Duck is not convinced by this p)
Just been rewatching the latest episode of the show, and ... well ... I'm confused.

Spoilers so ... cut! )
werepuppyblack: (Darkwing Duck is not convinced by this p)
Sooo... Have been having thoughts about True Blood. Am just going to bullet point them. THERE WILL BE SPOILERS. Be warned
SPOILER CUT )I do probably have more thoughts but I'm trying to wait to see how this upcoming ep is gonna go.
werepuppyblack: (Power Rangers)
Okay, so I have been watching Power Rangers: Wild Force over the past few days. I have come to the following conclusions:
My thoughts under the cut )
werepuppyblack: (All the World's A Stage)
Today in the post I got my copy of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief on dvd.

 

review under cut )
werepuppyblack: (Default)
We're on episode four of the back nine, and this is the episode I've been looking forward to due to one simple word: Puckelberry. Yes, I'm a hopeless shipper of those two - well, not so hopeless and I'll explain why in a few moments - and it tends to be their episodes that end up being my favourites

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werepuppyblack: (Default)
I'm only going to focus on one of the plotlines from this episode, because the other ... Okay, I'll quickly glance over it but I'm not going to go into a lot of detail.
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werepuppyblack: (Default)
So, Weeping Angels and River Song. Let's go.

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werepuppyblack: (Default)
Where to begin with this episode?

Well, frankly, it was stupid.
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So ... that's my thoughts. Comment if you like, and I have a flame proof shield so ... HA!