Air Date : May 5th, 2016 Season Number : 3 Episode Number : 6 Episode Name : Episode 6 Networks : BBC Two Genres : Drama
Tommy prepares to commit the most audacious crime of his career, an
unexpected blow is struck, putting him under unbearable pressure. As he
faces his worst fears he needs help more than ever, but is increasingly
uncertain about whom he can trust. In a nerve-shredding race against
time, Tommy is forced to confront hard truths about himself and his
family that could change the Peaky Blinders forever.
F. Anderson, Tom Hardy, Helen McCrory, Ian Peck, Paddy Considine,
Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Joe Cole, Sam Neill, Sophie Rundle, Annabelle
Wallis, Natasha O'Keeffe, Cillian Murphy
I am a fan of Poldark. I came across it last year after Season 1 of Outlander ended and I was in a bit of withdrawal. I started reading the books part way through Season 1 but didn’t want to get too far ahead of the show after it got picked up for a second season (and they’ve actually been picked up for a third season that they’ve started production on).
I finished reading Book 3 (Jeremy Poldark) back in the early spring but when post-production of Season 2 and it’s air date got pushed back, I held off a bit on Book 4 (Warleggan). But now that Season 2 is fast approaching (it’ll start airing Sept 25th here in the states), I’ve just finished my rewatch of Season 1 and am about to start reading Book 4.
The books are much shorter than the Outlander books but I do find them enjoyable––at least, so far. They’re set a decade or two after where the Outlander books currently are and have a more settled geographical setting (Cornwall). They focus a lot more on class and social issues at the time, specifically how they affect worker/employer relationships, the evolving banking/investing system, and the state of the justice system. Family, too, plays a crucial role in the novels. So there’s a lot to sink your teeth into as far as the content is concerned; they’re not everyone’s cup of tea, but they are subjects I happen to find fascinating.
The adaptation process for the books is proving interesting as well. Where they’re so much shorter than the Outlander books, they’re adapting two books per season instead of one but it still requires a bit of cutting down and I’ve had some issues/qualms with what’s stayed and what’s been cut so far. Not having read Book 4 yet, I’ve been trying to avoid too many spoilers but I had heard about a controversial scene that’s been altered from the book so I’ll be interested to see more of what that is and how it’s been changed.
Overall, I would definitely recommend the show and at least through Book 3. I’m sure I’ll be posting more Poldark as I make my way through Book 4 and Season 2 starts airing.
Air Date : September 15th, 2011 Season Number : 1 Episode Number : 22 Episode Name : Family Guest Stars : Joe Lando Networks : The CW Genres : Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Faye is attacked by the Witch Hunters, Jake, Melissa and Adam set out
to save her. Blackwell tells Cassie and Diana that the only way to stop
the Witch Hunters is to use their Balcoin blood to unleash the Crystal
Skull. Diana is reluctant, but Cassie convinces her it’s the only way
to help their friend, but she’ll need to tap into her dark magic to do
it. Meanwhile, Dawn and Charles are faced with a new way to get their
power back…but at a very big cost.
Tonkin, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Ashley Crow, Natasha Henstridge, Adam
Harrington, Gale Harold, Thomas Dekker, Chris Zylka, Britt Robertson,
Air Date : September 1st, 2016 Season Number : 1 Networks : NBC Genres : Fantasy
the blink of a tornado’s eye, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale and her K9
police dog are transported to another world, one far removed from our
own — a mystical land of competing kingdoms, lethal warriors, dark magic
and a bloody battle for supremacy. This is the fabled Land of Oz in a
way you’ve never seen before, where wicked witches don’t stay dead for
long and a young girl becomes a headstrong warrior who holds the fate of
kingdoms in her hands.
Casts: Vincent D'Onofrio, Adria Arjona, Stefanie Martini, Isabel Lucas, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ana Ularu, Gerran Howell