Supernatural: Season 15

Well, I guess that this is it, Sam and Dean Winchester are now officially done saving the world and hunting monsters.

While this TV-show kept us entertained during our dinner times for years, the very last episode nearly killed us with sadness. I know that this sounds dramatic, but they did everything possible to make even the toughest cookie shed a tear or two. SPOILER ALERT! Especially the entire scene with Dean’s death on “Brothers in Arms” of Dire Straits… They surely picked up the saddest song in the history of music. Seeing him afterwards with Bobby in heaven kind of lifted up the spirits though.

So many cool characters have joined and left each season, amongst our favourites were Castiel, Jack, Bobby, Crowley, Meg (our favourite bad mouthed demon), Rowina, Garth, and last but not least, Lucifer. Admit it, the man has class:

After the last episode both actors, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles made a little goodbye speech for their fans. I think that it must have been hard for them ending their 15 year long adventure as the Winchester brothers.

Anyway, here are some of my favourite episodes that I’ll never forget:

  • Scoobynatural was one of my absolute favourites. I’ve always been a fan of Scooby Doo and seeing a crossover with SPN was awesome. Also, we had a super delicious pizza while watching this particular episode so, it’s branded in my memory as a perfect evening;
  • We’ve literally rolled over the floor of laughing with Yellow Fever. Seeing the normally fearless Dean scream like a little girl was hilarious;
  • Another one that made us laugh was Bad Day at Black Rock. Dean ends up having incredible luck which meant that the most unlikely things could happen. Writing this makes me realise how much we liked the character of Dean, the dude could be dead serious (way too serious at times), but also be the biggest clown. To end up on that note, here’s one of our favourite videos that we’ve watched quite a few times:

Like the show’s musical anthem says; “Carry on Wayward Son. There’ll be peace when you are done.” – Kansas. Rest in peace guys. It was one hell of a ride!


Xmas Holidays: Second Week

Lego

We’ve started to build the pirate ship that Sof’ offered me for my birthday. It’s a fun build and I can’t wait to see it completed.

WoW

When you’ve spent the last 6 months in a world where you practically one shot every mob, it’s hard to land in a place where 2 mobs is too much to handle. That point is when we generally go back to our hunters because they cheese up everything you throw at them. Unfortunately, hunter is also the most dull class and it easily trivialises every aspect of the game.

So, we decided to hold on to our paladins, and we did well. It’s harder, we have 18 buttons to press instead of 3, but we have the feeling to play the game. The food buffs, the potions, the gems, the enchants, everything matters now and it makes the game so much more interesting and fun.

At this moment, we’re building our own routine with Torghast, Heroic dungeons and the callings which we enjoy very much. We’re also participating to Winter Veil and it adds pretty nicely to the Christmas spirit.

TV

Like I said in my previous post, we’ve ditched every TV show that we had planned to watch in favour of Dark. We’ve seen the end of the second season yesterday and it blew our mind. I won’t speak too much about it here because I feel like the show deserves its very own post.

We’re getting ready for two cozy days of Christmas magic at home.


Vic Fontaine

“Vic Fontaine was a 24th century Human hologram on Deep Space 9 created as part of a program simulating 1962 Las Vegas on Earth. He was a singer-entertainer who ran Vic’s Las Vegas Lounge. His holoprogram, along with his charming personality, quickly became a favorite among the DS9 crew and was frequently accessed.” (source: Memory Alpha)

I love Vic Fontaine, he is awesome. We’ve just re-watched the episode that introduces him – “His Way” – and I bet you can easily guess the reference. Just like Frank Sinatra, Vic is classy and a straight talker too. He is such a great addition to the cast of Deep Space Nine, he fits perfectly in the ambiance of the space station and I’m delighted to know that our rerun has finally reached the episodes featuring the old crooner.


The Magnificent Ferengi

In Deep Space Nine’s sixth season, Quark is tasked by the Grand Nagus to assemble a team and rescue his mum from the Dominion. To do so, he hires a crew of Ferengis and plans to negociate an exchange of prisonners. The Vorta in command of the Jem’Hadar is no one else than Iggy Pop!

The DS9 writers had actually wanted Pop to play a role the third season, but he was unavailable due to a music tour he was undertaking in Spain. Ira Steven Behr is an Iggy Pop fan and pushed for his casting as Yelgrun three years later. A few days before filming his DS9 role, he was injured in a mosh pit during one of his concerts but played the role anyway. (source: Memory Alpha)

This is the second time that we watch Deep Space Nine but, for some reason, I absolutely didn’t remember this amazing episode, one of my favourites!


El Camino

This post is heavy on Breaking Bad spoilers. If you haven’t seen the show yet (how’s life under a rock, by the way?), you may wanna keep it for later.

So, Breaking Bad ended on Jesse driving away from the compound where he was held captive. At that point, we know that Walter is dead and that his final plan consisted in wiping out the people who stole his money.

To be honest, I was already happy with that end. But, since we’re fans of the show (enough to watch it several times), we had to see the movie. We watched it despite an horrible trailer that mislead us into thinking that El Camino would be a two hours psychological drama about Jesse. Never trust a trailer!

The movie takes on directly where the show left us. Jesse is the public enemy number one and he must find a way to escape Albuqerque. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have any money and disappearing costs a lot…

El Camino is a two hours grand finale that passes as fast as each episode and left us with the feeling that the show had reached the perfect end it deserved.


Badger’s Star Trek Episode

We’ve just completed a complete rerun of Breaking Bad. We love the show and, once again, we’ve had an amazing time in Albuquerque. But this post isn’t about all that is good in the show. It’s about a specific episode that we didn’t remember from our first run.

In the final season (s05e09), Badger and Skinny Pete are smoking weed at Jesse’s when Badger shares his idea for a Star Trek script. That is golden! (especially for Star Trek fans like us)

Badger is my favourite character in the serie and I honestly wish that he was my neighbour in real life.


I can’t stand it anymore

We love love zombies, we love deserted cities and we love the Walking Dead franchise but what the hell happened to this TV show?

Drama was one thing and it has always been part of The Walking Dead, you can’t have humans fighting for their survival without moments when they ask themselves a bunch of existential questions… But, for crying out loud, what’s up with the slow facial expressions every 5 minutes?

In a TV show with so many characters, there’s always a few that you’ll like less, but I can barely stand any of them! From Rick to Morgan, they’re all a bunch of whining pussies and don’t even get me started with the gay drama. Yes, you read it well, I’m tired of every single TV show being plagued with gay drama. Oh, I dare to say it! After all, this is my blog and not Twitter, freedom of speech still exists here.

I already think that we’ve been very patient… After all, we’ve made it to season 8, but that’s it, no more! We’re still fan of the Telltale game, the comic books and Fear The Walking Dead, but this TV show is dead to us.


Buffy – Restless

We might have just seen the worst episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The last episode of the 4th season is a “dream episode”, where each member of the team is hunted by the first slayer in each of their respective dreams.

Not only am I not a fan of surrealism, dreams, visions and all that stuff on TV, but this episode has a special place in the most boring ones of all times, it almost feels as if David Lynch has been directing it.

Since I didn’t watch it in the 90s, I’m only discovering Buffy now and I enjoy it a lot. This episode was actually the first that I didn’t like. Hopefully, it’ll be the last.


Norsemen

It was about time that someone released an humoristic take on our favourite scandinavian barbarians. Were vikings really as intense as depicted on TV? That’s a question that only Norsemen can answer.

We enjoyed all three seasons and we can’t wait for more. From the Norwegian accent of the actors to Orm’s schemes, Norsemen made us laugh to tears.

All scenes were first shot with Norwegian dialogue, then in English. The Norwegian version is called “Vikingane,” produced by NRK (Norwegian television) while the English version can be seen on Netflix.

The first season averaged more than one million viewers in Norway, a country with a population of a little over five million. (source: IMDB)

Neither Norwegian channel NRK nor Netflix have announced whether Norsemen will be back for season four. But a potential fourth season could head back to the show’s original time period, answering the cliffhanger left lingering from season two. Fingers crossed!


Westworld – Season 2 & 3

There is no doubt about it, Westworld is probably the best TV show we’ve been watching over the past few years. While the second season brilliantly brings the western story to an end, the third season completely blew my mind in a Blade Runner kind of way.

Warning, what comes next contains a few spoilers.

When the android that was created to be abused for entertainement in a theme park manages to break free, it puts its new found freedom and very existence at risk to free human kind from the chains of its own condition.

I wanted to share my thoughts about simulation theory, but philosophical skepticism is pretty heavy and I gave up half way writing about it.

I just think that the androids in Westworld and mankind in our reality have a lot in common.

Androids don’t have the power to get out of the loops for which they’ve been created.

You could argue that, unlike androids, we’re free, we can escape our loops and change our lives. But, could you really say, from one day to another: I quit my job, my family, I let my half-paid house behind, I walk into a train and go to live in Paris? While some people manage to escape their loops, most people don’t. Our routines create a false sense of security that pressure us to stay who we are until the end.

I know, this is heavy stuff but that’s what Westworld got me thinking and those thoughts aren’t from yesterday, wasn’t the entire punk movement built on the anti “work-consume-die”?

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