Monthly Archives: November 2013
When TV doesn’t let you breath. Well, THE MENTALIST recently does a good job with that.
Be aware that this includes MAJOR SPOILERS!
I guess it is about time that we learn something about Rumple’s history – and I mean the one before there were Milah and Bae. Here now we get a glimpse into his childhood… and into the “birth” of another character.
Storybrooke’s back! Or better, we are back in Storybrooke, and finally see some familiar faces again that have been absent for this season until now.
Despite my initial plan to only watch it when it comes out on DVD, if at all, yesterday I went to the cinema and watched THE FIFTH ESTATE.
Since this is a TBC episode – I think the first ever in the history of THE MENTALIST – I won’t say much about it. I have mentioned in a review before that with the straight path they’re walking at the moment, analyzing and speculating doesn’t make much sense at this point.
Nevertheless, there are a few things that I need to mention.
Can I just say how proud I am of Benedict. I know it has been said a lot and by many people last night (and before that), but I just need to again.
This man seems to do nothing but work 24/7, and he deserves all the appreciation he can get for it, because he’s easily one of the best actors of all time (I’m saying that as someone who is terribly picky) and still apparently such a decent and kind-hearted person.
It’s a bit sad that actors and actresses need awards to get a certain kind of recognition they wouldn’t get otherwise; that a “xxx award-winning actor/actress” before a name is worth so much.
We fans don’t need Ben, or anyone else for that matter, to win an award to love them. We know how good they are. I love how someone we adore so much gets an award (a pretty important one also), and everyone’s not like, “Yay, he’s got an award, now we have even more reason to be his/her fan”, but instead says, “It’s about damn time he/she gets the recognition he/she deserves, and we’re so proud because we’re happy for him/her, but it doesn’t change anything for us because we knew it all along.”
It’s people like Benedict who deserve to be seen as ‘stars’, because they are in every way in the league of actually being just that – a star on many fans’ firmaments that lets us look up in awe because it is so beautiful, as it’s brightness is defined by exceptional skills and an amazing personality. And right now, Benedict’s star is a blinding bright one.
Congratulations, Benedict Cumberbatch.
Back into action. Yes, I think ONCE UPON A TIME is slowly finding back to its own dynamic, and I hope they manage to keep that now. That is not to say that I’m yet completely happy with the show (again), but it looks good for getting there.
One thing before I get started: The title card animation with the mermaid was gruesome. Sorry, but this looked more like taken from a horror movie than anything else.
After months and months of waiting, we finally got to watch THOR: THE DARK WORLD yesterday.
For those who haven’t seen it yet – be aware that this is a full review, so it includes major spoilers. I give you a general impression: That’s one hell of a movie. You will laugh. And you will cry. I won’t say why, because there are many reasons to cry, whether it’s because of laughter or sorrow. In any way, bring tissues.
And the award for one of the best teams on television goes to: Bruno Heller and the team of THE MENTALIST!