Cartoon Network hasn’t had a female lead character since The Life and Times of Juniper Lee (2005-2007). They have a great pilot here introducing a very interesting and fun world with a great female lead. Please watch this pilot and signal boost it so that Cartoon Network can realize that this show has potential. Fans brought Uncle Grandpa & Adventure Time out of there YouTube pilot days. Hopefully they can do the same for Back to Backspace
“i walked away from the last great time war. i marked the passing of the time lords. i saw the birth of the universe and watched as time ran out, moment by moment, until nothing remained. no time, no space. just me! i walked in universes where the laws of physics were devised by the mind of a madman. i’ve watched universes freeze and creations burn. i have seen things you wouldn’t believe. i have lost things you will never understand.”
The kids are homeschooled by teachers from different backgrounds and religions, speaking different languages. “We travel often to Asia, Africa, Europe, where they were born,” says Angelina. “The boys know they’re from Southeast Asia, and they have their food and their music and their friends, and they have a pride particular to them. But I want them to be just as interested in the history of their sisters’ countries and Mommy’s country so we don’t start dividing. Instead of taking Z on a special trip”—ten-year-old Zahara was adopted from Ethiopia in 2005—“we all go to Africa and we have a great time.” (x)
Emily Bruni as Yekaterina Alexeevna or Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great (Russian: Екатерина II Великая, Yekaterina II Velikaya; 2 May [O.S. 21 April] 1729 – 17 November [O.S. 6 November] 1796), in “Catherine the Great”, the UK TV movie and drama documentary from 2005 reconstructing the life and times of Catherine the Great of Russia.
Catherine the Great was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 9 July [O.S. 28 June] 1762 until her death in 1796 at the age of 67.
Her reign was called Russia’s golden age [source: Wikipedia]
This is a very underrated adaptation/documentary of her life and reign. First of all, English actress, Emily Bruni, has this incredibly fascinating, shrewd and impish face - waif-like and hard all at once - that holds you in a trance; more so than in other adaptations, I would argue. It gives you a sense of how the real Catherine must have been like; how powerful, captivating, intelligent, but also vulnerable and human she was. Furthermore, in this adaptation, she breaks the fourth wall, addressing the audience as if we were her accomplices - which is an ingenious trick and not often seen in these sorts of documentaries. The story thus becomes much more up close and personal as we follow her in and out of her private and public dealings with politics, ruling an empire, marriage, affairs and traditions, especially concerning her sex, as well as hearing her innermost thoughts about her doubts, schemes and misgivings about those who surround her. A very recommendable watch.