Supernatural renewed!

Dear readers,

Supernatural has been renewed for another season. So yay for that!

Given I expressed my doubts about doing another season last year because I do believe it is better to end a show on a high (think Lost) rather then on a low (think X Files). I’ve been watching the sixth season and while I enjoyed a good few episodes (and a good few have given me great case of the giggles) I still believe Supernatural is missing a game plan. A story that will tie it all together. Because this year… well…  we have angels at war, we have the Mother or Eve or whatever her name is and then we have Sam and Dean (at least that one is on track now that Sam got his soul back). It’s all over the place.

But yes I’m kinda thinking there should be a game plan and hopefully with the show being renewed for another season the writers will get a chance to introduce a storyline that will get us all excited again. Because while I do enjoy watching Supernatural every week the excitement has sort of gone out of it.

So dear readers what are your thoughts on Supernatural getting renewed?

Down below you can check a teaser and the clip for the next episode.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Trailer

Oooooh doesn’t it look fab? Doesn’t it look just fab – almost but not quite as I imagined.

We have established a long time ago I’m a Harry Potter fan but I’ll be perfectly honest dear readers, while I am excited to see this movie I don’t know that I will be bummed out once the movies are done. Now when I turned that last page… well I was definitely bummed out then knowing there won’t be another sequel to look forward to. And I tried to make it last, honest I did, but I would always gobble the book down in less then 48 hours. I. Couldn’t. Help. Myself.

Anyhow – you can check the trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 below. Tell me what you think – are you looking forward to it or is it more of a bitter sweet feeling? Speaking of which I should definitely re-read the book again.

Where are they now? – Santa Barbara

Dear readers,

oh don’t even pretend like you don’t want to know what happened to actors that were on Santa Barbara! Just me then?

Well I never hid the fact I was partially to soaps at one point (there are so many of them now, I can’t keep up so I don’t bother).
Out of all the Santa Barbara crew it is obviously Robin Wright who fared best (her first role was of that of Kelly Capwell).

Anyhow down below you can see what some of the Santa Barbara actors have done over the years, if I have left out any of your favorites please let me know in the comments below.

A Martinez (Cruz Castillo) – he had a stint on LA Law just after Santa Barbara, then he did TV series called Profiler (I remember that one) and had brief stints on CSI, JAG, Castle and Criminal Minds. Currently A Martinez can be seen as dr. Ramon Montgomery on Bold and the Beautiful. He also did this – yup, don’t have a clue what that is supposed to be.

Marcy Walker (Eden Capwell Castillo) – did a good number of TV movies and was last seen on All My Children. She now works full time at a Christian ministry.

Lane Davies (Mason Capwell) – Lane Davies worked steadily ever since he left Santa Barbara – he appeared on Married with Children, 3rd Rock from the Sun, The Nanny, The Practice, Scrubs and General Hospital. Currently he can be seen on web soap series the Bay. He is also a prolific theater actor.

Nancy Lee Grahn (Julia Wainwright) – immediately after Santa Barbara she was on German TV series Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten (which is a bit odd) and then she went on Children of the Corn III (I didn’t even know there were so many sequels). She also did guest stints on 7th Heaven, Melrose Place and can currently be seen on General Hospital.

Judith McConnell (Sophia Capwell) – she made appearances on Baywatch Nights, Melrose Place, Beverly Hills 90210, Passions and The Weather Man (that movie with Nicolas Cage).

Jed Allan (C. C. Capwell) – the famous C. C. (remember that side way/side-eye thing he did?) had guest stints on CSI: Miami, Walker Texas Ranger, Six Feet Under, Port Charles and Beverly Hills 90210 as none other then Steve’s dad. He was also on General Hospital.

Nicolas Coster (Lionel Lockridge) – he had guest stints on Nurses, Silk Stockings, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Judging Amy and Cold Case. Currently he can be seen web soap series the Bay. He also appeared on Another World and As the World Turns.

Robin Mattson (Gina Capwell, later Lockridge) – Robin seems to be a professional soap opera villain, since Santa Barbara she appeared on the Bold and the Beautiful, As the World Turns and can currently be seen on Days of Our Lives. Did you know she is also a gourmet cook? Well now you do.

Silk and North Square

Dear readers,

I’ve mentioned in my little rant the other day that I have been watching BBC’s Silk. I do this you see, store shows for a rainy day (like major holidays and during the summer) when there is absolutely nothing to watch. As has been the case of late.

And overall Silk wasn’t bad. For what is worth I really know very little about UK law (no surprising given the fact I was exposed to US law shows since I was in my teens. And I wasn’t the only one. I have a friend, who shall remain nameless, who used to shout objection, objection when she was sloshed and she disagreed with something we said). I’m sure lawyery types from UK would tell me all about how little it resembles the realities of working for a chambers. Isn’t that always the case with legal/medical/police procedurals though?

But I thought the storyline was interesting, if a little uneven and the cast was very good (Maxine Peake was brilliant, I quite enjoyed Neil Stuke‘s performance as the senior clerk and even though I like to harp on just how good looking Rupert Penry-Jones is, the man is far from being just an eye candy, his acting abilities are nothing to sneer at either).

I was happy to watch something interesting the only snag was the series was only six episodes (dang and bollocks). So I did a bit of googling and it turns out the writer of the show Peter Moffat did another show of the same type back in 2000 called the North Square. And reviews were overall positive so I thought I’d give it a whirl. Did I mention this one actually has 10 episodes? Yay for that.

Anyhow the premise of North Square is the same as for Silk, the only difference being the show is set in Leeds. And the actors are different. It does feature rather fresh faced Rupert Penry-Jones (yup!) and (AND!) Kevin McKidd (of the Grey’s Anatomy fame. He also looks rather fresh faced too). And yes this show isn’t bad either. The only thing that struck me… well… it is not such an old show considering it was made in 2000. But for some reason it looks (and feels) like it was made in the 80s. Don’t know if it is because of McKidd’s Hawaiian shirts or the clunky mobile phones or a naff music but it has 80s written all over it. I’m not saying the show isn’t good (it is) that just struck me as a bit odd.

You can check the trailers below. Edit – I just realized the trailer below features Rupert Penry-Jones stripping to his undies. Hm I totes didn’t embed that trailer on purpose, I just remembered that scene. Consider it a bonus!

But now to you my dear readers, have you seen any British shows of late that you would recommend? Am I missing something really (REALLY) good? Please leave you suggestions in the comments below.