Aright! Once Upon A Time (OUAT) writers are finally revealing us Emma’s past. Are you as excited as I was? I have always wondered what made such a beautiful women like, Emma Swann (Jennifer Morrison of, How I met Your Mother fame), become so closed.
Click on the link above to find out Emma’s story pre-Storybrooke. It also seems Emma has unwittingly charmed the hook off, the pirate rogue, Captain Hook.
Yet, while love is in the air, the biggest story here lies in the betrayals of Emma’s story.
Click on the link to leave a comment. What did you think of this episode? Was it what you expected? Speak out, let’s hear your voice.
Hello, Once Upon A time fans. Writers for S2 E5 has a Halloween treat for fans.
After much pondering and speculation, Dr. Whale’s Fairytale Land character will finally be revealed to fans. Was the character a surprise or did you figure it out? Comment and let me know how you came to your conclusion.
Also, it seems we haven’t seen the last of Capt. Hook. How would do you rate him? Good, bad, or just self-serving?
Meanwhile, to learn more click on the link above to get the recap of the latest episode.
So, what did you think of Hook? I certainly felt some sympathy for Gold, but he also showed he could still be ruthless. Click on the link to read the article recap. Don’t forget to leave a comment if you like it.
For all you fans who have been waiting on pins and needles for S2 of AHS-it’s here! Read the recap about the episode and comment here, or click on the link and comment there, about what you thought of the episode. I feel story for Evan Peters character, it seems in either season he has the short end of the stick.
Belief in ghosts and evil spirits has been around for many years. The Celts practiced Halloween then known as Samhain (it is pronounced sow-en) in what we now know as the United Kingdom. Halloween practices were meant to signal the end of Summer and wearing masks and costumes worn by villagers to ward off evil spirits.
Today people know Halloween as a fun day for children snag some free candy and for adults to get together and become someone else for one evening of the year. But the best thing about Halloween are the haunted house and places both real and imaginative. One haunted place I know of , my own house, where our ghosts are even more active when this time of year comes around. Yes, really, my house is active with the usual doors closing on their own, shadows passing swiftly in the blink of an eye, chairs rocking on their own, and disembodies voices and footsteps.
In the beginning it was startling to know you were alone in the house, but you weren’t. My entire household has experienced some sort of paranormal phenomenon while living in the house. Now, the sounds and poltergeist (the German word for “noisy ghost”) activity are just a normal part of our time here in Germany. The history of the area we live in certainly explains why some of these things are happening. The town we lived in was actually the housing area for SS German Officer and their families. It’s possible that some of them have lingered on and do not realize that their time has past. Of course, our family is not alone in this experience.
Germany with it’s rich history of change and violence lend the perfect atmosphere for continual hauntings. In Darmstadt, Germany sits the Frankenstein Castle, which some say inspired author Mary Shelly‘s story “Frankensein”, is used as a haunted house once a year.This year you can visit Frankenstein’s Castle on weekends from October 24th to November 9th to scare yourself silly with monsters jumping out of the shadows. Frankenstein’s Castle is also rumored to actually be genuinely haunted and was even investigated by Syfy’s popular show, Ghost Hunters.
Another place I have visited myself is the Dachau Concentration Camp which is also rumored to be haunted with the spirits of the prisoners kept there. It is located the city of Dachau, not too far from Munich, Germany and is the only concentration camp that was open through the entire WWII. The strange feelings start when you reach entrance of the iron gate which reads, “Arbeit Macht Frei“, which translates to “Work Makes You Free“. Ironically, the words meant to give hope actually was more of a reminder of the hopelessness of captivity. Inside the vistors walk the very path that Jews, and other people who opposed Germany’s position, walked and gave up everything they had. The somber cloud creates a haunting atmosphere and you never feel alone as you walk through the camp. The sadness is heavy and the tours are very quiet and the ovens are even more unsettling.
So the question is are you a believer or skeptic? Either way there are many places in Germany in which hauntings occur. Where the dead and the living intermingle, and once a year on All Hallows Eve, if we’re lucky they might show themselves to us. Take a look at some other places in Germany you can visit for a ghostly experience of your own. Happy Hauntings!
What would Sir Arthur Conan Doyle think of the new Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) and Dr. Joan Watson (Lucy Liu)? I believe he would want to watch the story unfold as Sir Doyle was way ahead of his time. He was a free-thinker, this came out in some of his novels especially his Sherlock Holmes character.
CBS is premiering the pilot of Elementary on September 27th at 10 EST that tells the beginnings of Sherlock’s and Watson relationship. I was a bit wary of seeing Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels) in the part of Dr. Watson, but I have to admit Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller (Eli Stone) have a chemistry that quite fits the show.
In today’s world Holmes is a recovering addict and his wealthy father decides to pay for a companion to watch over him after his stunt in rehab.
Dr. Watson is a brilliant surgeon who has guilt over losing a patient on the operating table takes the job as a companion, in order to still be in a field that helps people. Watson is assigned to live with Holmes for six weeks. Mind you, they didn’t always get along.
Watson:”It’s so incredible the way that you can solve people just by looking at them. I notice you don’t have any mirrors around here.”
Holmes:”What’s that supposed to mean?”
Watson:”It means you know a lost cause when you see one.”
Ouch! The new Sherlock put to mind a little of Psych and Monk (without the extreme phobias) rolled into one. Sherlock’s amazing ability to observe, and save those observation for later pondering, to deduct and move the case forward is brilliant and entertaining. Holmes addiction leads him to relocate to New York City, where he hooks up with Aidan Quinn (Benny &Joon) plays Capt. Tobias “Toby” Gregson, who has some history with Sherlock Holmes from Scotland Yard.
Holmes: “I don’t guess, I observe…”
Elementary is a promising show to keep a look out for each week. I will be one of those people because eccentric is my style.
Did you watch the Bones Season 8 premier? What did you think about it? Check out my blog on Newsforshoppers.com and learn about the pre-order and release date of Season 7 on Blue-Ray and DVD.
I love watching Bones and the chemistry between Booth and Bones makes the show even better. The love connection has been the death for some television shows, but something about Booth and Bones makes crime solving more fun. Bones showed a more human side to her in season 7 and I hope that the creators continue in this vein. Although, I love Bones, quirky and awkwardly social side too.
Bones is not going to have it easy in the beginning of season 8 as she is on the run and charged with murder. Bones nemesis, Christopher Pellant ( a serial killer who is highly tech savvy) is out to frame her for murder, and has made sure that she does not have the help of her friends from the Jeffersonian. Where the FBI was once a friend; they are now her foe and leading the chase to bring Bones to justice.
Whatever happens, Bones is sure to give Pellant a run for his money. Check out the show and leave a comment.