Grey’s Anatomy Season 5 Review

Definite Spoilers Alert 

This season was just so weird in the emotional roller coaster ride that is Grey’s Anatomy these days with Izzy now ill and terminally so the team struggle to save her life and you see how that affects all the other characters in the show.  What was confusing to me was how much George backed off and didn’t feature much in the season, although he did see some scenes where by you saw him developed as an individual and not in the gang, this did confuse me a little especially with the ending of the season.

Also while ill Izzie plans Derek’s and Meredith’s wedding and ends up being Izzie and Alex’s wedding so that she can definitely have her big day.  Although great but it left me with the question who actually paid for it all?  We know that it was probably McDreamy but would he really give someone that much money for this?  I could understand Meredith doing it for Izzie but how big it was it seemed a bit flawed to me.  All this season we were dogged with the possibility of death and it came from the most unexpected place.

I was preparing myself for Izzie to lose the battle with cancer and but although the outcome angered me I was really pleased how 007 went out.  I know that it is a huge spoiler but it’s away of not giving it completely away unless you are noticing every detail.  Throwing someone out-of-the-way of a bus and then getting hit themselves was the right way to go for this person I think, however I won’t lie it did annoy me that, that person went out.  The reason being is because although a good way to go out for the character, but I just felt that was one of the character that had more development  still available to it in comparison to other characters.

Grey’s Anatomy Season 4 Review

Possible Spoilers 

I must admit I am writing this in a bit of a tired state so you will have to bare with me, I was quite surprised just how quickly I am getting through these seasons and still enjoying it.  This season I wasn’t so sure about because there were a lot of unanswered questions that was left after the previous season.

I have to say this season was really interesting because all the interns except for George get a promotion and you see how Dr Bailey struggles to be number 2.  That said though she comes to an understanding and end up with the job, but even though everyone has moved up the ladder the issues still seem the same.  They have the same issues but they now have the responsibility of treating patients on their own and teaching their own interns.

The funny thing is with power they were actually turned into how they were being taught but with small differences.  The other thing that is quite interesting although people had developed and moved on with their life, you get a really sense of their issues and you see how just because they are doing good and have good jobs they still dealing with every day stuff.  Although its fiction and not everyone would have issues you see just how complicated people’s lives can be.  I really enjoyed this season and it left me with more questions that needed answering for Season 5.

Grey’s Anatomy Season 3 Review

Definite Spoilers 

Sorry I tend to write these trying not to spoil things but there is no way of writing what I want to write for this season without giving up spoilers, it pains me but it is the only way that I can write it.

This season was really good it had twist and turns adding more to characters making them develop, but at the same time the biggest part of the season was obvious.  How can they have the main character on her death-bed?  It was well worked but there was no doubt that she was going to survive although there had been new members in the Grey family introduced how could they kill off Meredith.  That said though as a write this post I realised that she was the only character that would effect everyone so I can see how it was important for it to be her.  Just wondering if they could had the same affect if it was another character?  I think they would have if they had picked any other intern but the impact on certain characters like the Chief would have been far less.

Other than this huge gaping point in the season I must admit I still want to watch more see how people develop because the season was left with so many questions.  There are a few cliffhangers left at the end of the season, but they aren’t the shocking ones but left you with subtle questions that you just want answering.

How did you find the season?  I am always interested to know how others felt about the TV Shows and stuff that I blog about.

Grey’s Anatomy Season 1 and 2 Thoughts

This is an awkward one for me to write because I just can’t stop watching this show for some reason and although I am only half way through Season 3 everything seems to be merging into one.   However I thought I would get some thoughts down in writing rather than a full review.

Starting off I would like to say that I know that I am late to the party and from the outset when I took on the TV series, I was discussing it with a friend that said it was similar to House.  I would like to say that although a respect his view I have to disagree to a certain expect.  House gave you the unknown a puzzle for most its episodes, and the emotional entanglement was second, which was what attracted me to House and kept me watching because every week you’d want to see how the characters developed but you would also have some sort of puzzle to solve.  Grey’s Anatomy however for the most part is the other way around and there isn’t really a puzzle to solve, which after the first few episodes I was wondering if it was enough.  That said however there was this bugging feeling wanting to know how characters were going to develop and deal with the situation and I am glad I stuck with it.

To me both TV Shows do an excellent job, in the way they develop the characters.  Will Grey’s Anatomy stay the course?  I don’t know because while I write this post, I have checked the NOW TV app just to find there is 10 seasons and although I seem invested in the characters the question is will it be enough without the puzzles.  I would give Grey’s Anatomy a 8/10 and that I hope it will stay the course but only time will tell.

Sherlock v Elementary


I remember years ago writing a very favourable review for the BBC series Sherlock and it still stands.  Unfortunately due to a blog malfunction I haven’t got that review to refer back on but it all I can say the adaptation of Sherlock into the 21st Century was very well done in my opinion and I really enjoyed it.

Now I know that I am a little late with this but I have just picked up Elementary and I’d say about half way through Season 1 and I have to say I am enjoying however its different.  The change in the dynamic between Holmes and Watson is interesting because now Watson is a women and although there is no romantic connection between the two yet it just adds that extra to the relationship.  Is it for the better?  I am not sure, although the storyline’s are similar they are different.  The twists and turns seems to be bigger in Elementary.  The reason for this I think is that Elementary although they keep the same characters they haven’t kept the cases.  Holmes in this is a drug addict of which he was in the books but it wasn’t really touched upon in the BBC series.

Elementary is more about the drama than the science Sherlock seemed to be the other way around.  It is interesting to see how the two develop because while having the same characters with similar skill sets they seem to be going in different direction.  I would give Sherlock and Elementary 9/10, but would say that comparing the two might be the wrong way to go because they seem so different in some respects.  I would recommend you catch both as I am really enjoying them but I could see how the changes in the stories could put a few people off when it comes to Elementary.

I think the way I would describe it, is if you want a little more drama and the deductions of Sherlock Holmes watch Elementary.  If you want more action and Science I would go Sherlock from the BBC along with if you want the show to be the closest to the books.  If your just a Sherlock Holmes fan catch them both you won’t be disappointed.

As well feel free to let me know what you think of these shows, have you seen both and which is your favourite and why?

Son’s of Anarchy My Final Thoughts

Possible Spoiler Alert

This quite a difficult one for me because Son’s Anarchy has been a constant throughout the last two years of TV viewing and for the most part I have really enjoyed it but this last season seems to have lost its way.

Jax just seems to be on a mission to hit the self destruct button for me it was always interesting seeing what they would get up to next but deal with the moral complications that goes with the nature of that lifestyle.  For me Jax was winning that battle he was moving the club in the right direction and then this latest season has seen him go the other way, just become a mindless thug.  Some will argue for good reason, having someone close to him murdered.  As the season develop you see that Jax has multiple choices that could have seen him go the right way, but he chooses the wrong options and you see the darkest side of him.

That said though you get the feeling that he went out the right way, for all the bad things he has done he went out the way his Dad did but in order to save his son’s from going down the same road as him.  After watching it I was a little shocked at the ending and thought, it was a bit lame to be honest I expected something different, but after having time to think about it, the way he went was very fitting in my opinion.  The one thing that I will say is even with the time to think about and the way in which it played it out, it did seem a little rushed and I wasn’t happy with the CGI because it was so obvious.  A TV program so widely followed deserved better effects than it got.

Feel free to let me know what you think of the Show.  Where you happy with the ending?

Homeland Season 1 – 2


So I have to admit when it first came out on Channel 4 I do believe I wasn’t that into it.  However in my sleep deprived state lately I have been looking to Netflix to get me through the night and I am so glad I have Netflix.  Due to the fact that some TV that I don’t necessarily get into when it airs on TV I seemed to be able to on Netflix.  This is no exception!

The season starts off with a War Prison coming back to his family after 8 years and turns out his wife and family are on the verge of moving on, but when back the strains of everything becomes real.  The prison (Brody) has been tortured while in captivity and turns out could have possibly been turned from an US Marine to a terrorist in order to survive.  Along with that the season goes through with the CIA agent on to him where she suffers from her own demons and some how they come together and you see the story go back and forth and conflict that Brody finds himself in.

For me this is definitely a TV series that is definitely worth picking up because it deals with some real issues, that face serving people after being on tour.  Also I would recommend it because you will never know which direction the characters will go and there are twists and turns along the way.

So if you have Netflix there is no excuse not to pick this show up if you don’t try to get the box set because for me it was a bit slow going to begin with.  It didn’t grab me in the first I’d say two episodes but as you see the conflict in some of the characters it makes you want to watch more and more.  I would highly recommend this TV Show to anyone.

The Killing Thoughts

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“The Killing 2011 Intertitle” by Screen capture from the premiere episode. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia.

I have to admit I’ve had a busy day today so this is going to be short and sweet because no matter how busy I’ve been I feel that its important to get a blog post out otherwise I will be letting it slip again.

The Killing is a series that start out in normal production and as Netflix has expanded into doing their own content they have picked it up.  So as an avid Netflix user and receiving an email about it I thought why not give it ago?  I like crime dramas for the most part and my favourite at the moment being close between Sherlock and Castle, but for some reason I just can’t get into this TV series.  I don’t know what it is but I have watched the first two episodes and it just doesn’t appeal to me.

If you look around social media quite a few people are mentioning it and people like it but for me it just feels like its empty.  Sherlock has this air of brilliance about it, Castle has this underlying sinister and light side to it I am struggling to find what The Killing has.  I will probably give it a break and finish watching House of Cards Second season and then give it ago because there has to be some weight to what people think is good.  Now I know that everything isn’t for everyone but I feel like I could be missing something here, and maybe its just the wrong time for me to watch it.

Have you seen The Killing?  Am I missing something and what did you think of it?  As always feel free to leave a comment below.

Craigslist Joe Documentary Review

I saw this pop up on my Netflix recommended and thought why not?  It is a documentary where by Joe Garner decides to go into the world, armed with only his passport, a toothbrush, a phone and a laptop.  With these items his plan was to use the power of Craigslist to survive the month of December, just go around experience as much as Craigslist has to offer and see whether technology is killing our sense of community or not.

For me this was an opportunity to try to see a positive documentary about the internet because all we tend to see in the news these days are the negative side of the internet.  This did have the chance to see the negative side of the internet but at the same time I couldn’t help but feel that there was more of a chance that this could turn into something positive.  These sort of documentary do intrigue me because it’s an experiment and the truth is although it hopes to educate people in some way, you never know what the true outcome of the experiment.  I don’t want to give too much away so I won’t go into too much detail, but what I will say is that you will be surprised to how much Joe managed to achieve.

He met so many people, from different forms of life.  Doing things to help others on the road to trying to survive on the generosity of others.  If you’re at a loose end I would recommend you checking this documentary out, I found it very inspirational.  I would give this documentary 7/10

Skins Revisited

After reviewing the first season here it came to that perhaps I was doing it all wrong for this TV show because it should be divided into generations.  The main reason for this is because season 1 and 2 belong together and so on as they replace the cast and the characters every two years with the school years of people in college.

So generation one is pretty much as the first review went, I felt that it was fresh and different.  At the time of watching the TV show I could relate to it as it was about the time I was in sixth form and University, so quite a few the issues that were being discussed I could see happening around me.  What made it stand out was the character development.  However due to the previous review I won’t go too far with this generation.

The second generation was pretty much the same, but different set of characters with similar yet different issues.  The group was expanded to show the girls v boys and how each could lean of each other in different ways.  For me the huge thing that kept me wanting to watch this generation was Effy, the fact that there was one surviving character from the first season kept you invested.  You just knew there was something there ready to explode and you wanted to know when and how.  The one thing that did get me about this generation was the ending I was left wondering what?  I felt that it wrapped up in certain aspects but others weren’t completely closed.  The first generation other than Effy closed and was finished with and Effy although you thought there was something there it wouldn’t have matter if there wasn’t another season or not.  Where as there was just this feeling it should have gone on that little bit longer just finish off answering some questions.

Generation 3 however I can remember that this was the one that I lost interest in the series because there was just nothing there for me any more.  They hadn’t brought anyone new in the second generation that could come into the third generation and because of that I lost interest no matter how good it could have been I just lost interest and to be honest it was the same the second time around.  The main reason is part of the success of the TV show for me is the character development, and the third generation was just missing that link.

I think this was highlighted by the three feature-length episodes that were done as the final season of the show where they took only generation 1 and 2 cast members to see how they were doing in adult life.  I have to admit that it did answer the one question of the finale of the fourth season but other than that it was just really well done.  The insights into how these characters developed was awesome just to see how they dealt with bigger problems than before and to see how their priorities did or didn’t change.

If someone asked would I recommend this show I would say yes but miss out seasons 5 and 6.  I admit though I could be missing something there because I haven’t watch it all but a show like this just needs a link no matter how small it is in the main cast.  I give this show an 8/10 overall.  If you have any other thoughts on the show let me know.