Monday, 30 May 2011

My Weekly Addiction

Golden Girls

Golden Girls finished long before I came to discover it. In fact I think it ended before I was even born. But that didn’t stop it from becoming one of my favourite shows of all time. There are so many things I love about this show, one of the key ones been how refreshing it is to see a whole main cast made up entirely of female characters. Not only that but women over the age of 50. It redefined the genre of comedy for me. Each character has their own unique quality that make for laugh out loud comedy. Rose with her general ditziness and St Olaf stories, Blanche with her somewhat sordid romantic life, Dorothy and her sharp sarcastic wit and of course Sophia whose motherly influence over the other girls provides endless comic situations. Another great aspect of this show is that it has so much more depth than appears at first glance. Its ability to handle several tough issues and emotional storyline, combines seamlessly with the comedy. The entire show is a winning combination.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

My Leading Lady

Morticia Frump Addams/Carolyn Jones

There was really only one woman who could qualify for Leading Lady. The one and only Morticia Addams. With her long black hair and flowing dress she’s a gothic vision. She oozes class, despite her somewhat unusual interests and appearance. She’s a woman of many talents who somehow manages to always get what she wants. However she has a very warm heart and frequently shows a great deal of kindness to complete strangers. Her kindness isn’t always received as well as it was intended, in fact sometimes it merely frightens the recipient. However she always make for interesting viewing. Of course she’s rather intimidating. After all if you cross her, her plants will eat you.

Monday, 23 May 2011

My Weekly Addiction

The Addams Family

I’ve decided that my theme for the week is Black and White. In accordance with my theme my addiction of the week is the Addams Family the original black and white version of course. Its my favourite although I love them all, the shows and the films. I think the fact that its in black and white helps to set it apart from the others. It helps add to the whole quirky and slightly creepy feeling of the show. I love the whole concept of the show. I’ve always been a fan of the freaky and gothic which the Addams family are whole heartedly. I’m actually finding it difficult to find the words to describe what exactly it is I love about the show, I just do. The concept on a whole is brilliant and the individual episodes each have their own magic.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

My Leading Lady

Irina Derevko/Lena Olin

My choice might seem strange since Sydney’s mother does not feature frequently except in the second season, however her character has always fascinated me the most. Irina Derevko/Laura Brisow is one of the most complex personalities I’ve come across. I am usually quite could at predicting the intentions of a character but Irina always managed to keep me guessing. You can never truly tell where her loyalties lie. With her family who I honestly believe she loves or to her “job”; if you can call it that, I’m not quite sure what the definition is for what she does. She keeps you guessing right until the end. I think I’ve probably said this before but I have a weakness for wild women and you don’t get much more wild than an assassin.

Monday, 16 May 2011

My Weekly Addiction


OK so it can’t exactly be said that I’m difficult to please when it comes to shows, in fact I guess you could say I’m positively easy. However occasionally there is a show the surpasses all my expectations. Alias is one of those shows. I can blame a friend of mine for this particular addiction. I’ve always been a bit of a thrill junky, just give me some guns and hot women and I’m in. Of course Alias ticks both these boxes but it is so much more than that. You find yourself enthralled in the lives of the character, desperate for the bad guys to get what they deserve and the good guys to defeat them. One of the things I love the most about this show is the relationships that Sydney has with all those around her. Its unusual for a character of this type to make strong connections but Sydney breaks that particular mould. Of course her complex spyfam is particularly fascinating to watch as well as her romantic affair with Michael. Overall the whole show is an excellent mixture of action, love and drama.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

My Leading Lady

Lily Aldrin/Alyson Hannigan

When it came to choosing my favourite leading lady it was a difficult choice. I love both Robin and Lily. But it when it came down to it I had to side with Lily. There’s something about her that just makes me smile. She’s quirky and gives just as good as she gets. I also can’t help but find her relationship with her husband; . They’re so sweet together and the devotion they have to one another is admirable. Of course it helps that she’s a redhead.

Monday, 9 May 2011

My Weekly Addiction

How I Met Your Mother

I must admit I’ve never been an avid watcher of How I Met Your Mother but recently I’ve been catching a few episode and I’m beginning to understand what the fuss is all about. Now there are plenty of sitcoms out there about a group of friends. But HIMYM does have its own unique take on the genre. Its interesting to see these diverse group of friends interact. The happily married couple, the eternal womaniser, the sweet guy who wants to settle down and the somewhat unlucky Canadian. Each is at a different stage in their life and yet the dynamic of their group is somehow balanced. Another unique feature of the show is that your eternal waiting for the ultimate revelation. Just how did Ted meet the children’s mother?

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

My Leading Lady

Penny/ Kaley Cuoco

Okay I’m just going to say it, I love Penny. She actually reminds me of a beautiful version of myself, I was always that girl, the one who hangs out with the geeky boys. She doesn’t see them the way the rest of the world does, all she cares about is that they are great friends. That’s not to say she’s against making fun of them, because that’s what a good friendship relies on the ability to laugh at one another. She’s so nice and stunning to go with it. A great combination.

Monday, 2 May 2011

My Weekly Addiction

The Big Bang Theory

I’m going through a comedy phase and was lucky to come across this show. Really its perfect for me it lets me embrace my inner geek. Watching them get so excited about comic books seems so natural to me. Its so funny to watch these somewhat socially awkward guys as they stumble through their life. Of course the most interesting aspect of this show is their budding friendship with the girl next store; Penny. She’s the complete opposite of the science-obsessed boys and yet their friendship works so well.