Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Telly Tuesday: Sherlock

Ah, Sherlock. The show that makes the fandom wait for years between each series.

First aired: 25th July 2010
Number of episodes: 9
Number of series: 3
Status: Current (hiatus)

It's been nearly four years since this show first aired and yet we've only had nine episodes. Nine amazing, mindblowing, emotional episodes.

The characters of this series should be well-known to most people; Detective Sherlock Holmes and his loyal companion Dr John Watson. A modern re-telling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories, created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.

Each episode of Sherlock is 90 minutes long and superbly written, starring actors like Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott and Rupert Graves.

I don't know how much more I could say about this show without spoiling it for you. Just watch it. I promise you won't be disappointed.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Happy birthday, Jenna Coleman!

Today is a very special day. It's miss Jenna Coleman's 28th birthday!

Now where should I begin... This girl means so much to me. She's my role model, she's my inspiration, she's the kindest and loveliest person I know. She's so strong and hard-working and she has earned every ounce of the immense success she has achieved. She really has. Jenna has been through some tough times, but she never ever gave up and that's why I admire her.

I must be the luckiest person in the world, because I've had the pleasure of meeting this amazing person. The moment she hugged me was the best moment of my life so far, and the memory of it works as my patronus (like from Harry Potter) whenever I feel sad and depressed. I hope to meet her next week in Cardiff, but if that doesn't happen, I will be meeting her at the London Film and Comic Con in July. I booked my tickets yesterday and I'm so happy to be able to once again tell her how much she means to me.

So, happy birthday, Jenna! Enjoy your day, have some cocktails for me, okay? Your devoted Jennators will love and support you forever. ♡

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Passer domesticus

Tiny little sparrow that I photographed a few weeks ago. These are my favourite birds.

This winter, while waiting for the train at the railway station, a little sparrow sat on my head. When I moved, he jumped onto a ledge above me and sat there looking at me. Then he flew away, picked up a seed, came back and dropped the seed in my lap, then sat on the ledge again. Just looking at me. It was one of the most special moments I've had.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Telly Tuesday: American Horror Story

Time for an American telly Tuesday!

First aired: 5th October 2011
Number of episodes: 38
Number of series/seasons: 3 (Murder House, Asylum, Coven)
Status: Current (hiatus)

I don't know about you, but I love watching scary stuff. And American Horror Story is definitely scary. So far three seasons have aired, although I have only watched two of them yet. Each season is independent from the next. The actors are the same though, so they play different characters in each season. Actors in this series include Zachary Quinto, Dylan McDermott, Emma Roberts and Jessica Lange among others.

The first season features a family moving into a haunted house. In my opinion Murder House is better than Asylum simply because I found it a lot scarier. And there were quite a few moments that had me going "WHAT?!", which is always a good thing in my opinion.
The second season takes place in an insane asylum. This season was more twisted than the previous and a lot of scenes just disgusted me rather than scared me.

Now I'm looking forward to watching Coven as soon as it is added to Netflix.

I would say this tv show is great for people who love being scared and if you like shows like Supernatural, Bedlam etc, you will probably like American Horror Story.

Good morning!

Well, technically it's the afternoon now, but I have the day off and I'm still sat in my pyjamas, so...

I hope you're all having a good day. I'm off to see my therapist soon about stupid stuff like my never-ending depression and anxiety. It sucks and I'm not looking forward to it, but if I want to get better this is the way to go.

See ya later, sunshines.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Easter 2014

Easter is almost over and I'm sad. I'm not ready to be back in uni yet, I'm not ready for exams! The holiday has been so nice and relaxing. I spent the majority of it in the Swedish mountains where my family owns a cottage. So my mum, stepdad, sister and stepsister (and me, of course) all spent Easter up there.

I've been doing a bit of skiing (cross-country, no downhill sadly), a bit of reading (fiction, not revision haha) and a bit of sleeping (a lot actually). Now I'm back in Norway and am currently catching up on my YouTube subscriptions and Doctor Who news.

Here are a couple of photos from my instagram:

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Telly Tuesday: Call the Midwife

I've recently started watching a new series (as if I needed another obsession) and I'm so in love with it. The series in question is BBC's "Call the Midwife".

First aired: 15 January 2012
Number of episodes: 23
Number of series: 3
Status: Current (hiatus)

It's set in London's East End in the 50's and follows a young nurse & midwife and her co-workers. The main character is played by Jessica Raine, who is one of my favourite actresses, and it also stars well-known actresses like Pam Ferris and Miranda Hart. The episodes are beautifully written, I think I've cried at every episode so far - and I usually don't cry while watching tv shows. Well... I say usually, but this is the BBC and to be completely honest, I always cry when watching BBC shows.

What I love the most about this show is that it has everything: drama, comedy, mystery, love, death. Call the Midwife is currently in its third series, so it's not too late to start watching (it's never too late).

Are you watching Call the Midwife?

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Trøndelag, Norway

I live in a part of Norway called Trøndelag. More specifically: Nord-Trøndelag. This is where I was born, this is where I grew up and where I have lived all my life (apart from the year I spent in England and the months I lived in Kongsberg). Way back in the days, this region used to be the most important in Norway. The capital city was Trondheim/Nidaros and it was the Vikings' power centre. The history of Trøndelag is my favourite thing about this region. It makes me proud to call myself a "trønder".

I have spent all my life by the fjord. All my summers have been spent swimming in it, all my winters have been spent watching the fog cover it. Trøndelag is beautiful.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Telly Tuesday: Doctor Who

What better way to start off this new weekly feature than by introducing my all-time favourite television show: DOCTOR WHO!

First off, here are some stats for you:

First aired: 23rd November 1963 (more than fifty years ago!!)
Number of episodes: 800, 97 of which are missing
Number of series/seasons: 26 seasons and 7 series
Status: Current (hiatus)

Now, chances are that any readers of my blog will have heard of Doctor Who before. It's a major part of British television history and a major part of current British television as well. Last year, this amazing show turned 50, an event which was celebrated throughout the entire year of 2013.

But let's say you don't know anything about Doctor Who at all... What is it about then, you might ask? Well, let me tell you, I say! I warn you though, this might end up being more timey-wimey than coherent.

Doctor Who is a science fiction series about an alien - a Time Lord - from the planet Gallifrey and his adventures with various companions. He calls himself 'The Doctor' and he travels in a spaceship/time machine that is bigger on the inside aka the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space). The Doctor is very fond of Earth and not so very fond of travelling by himself, which is why he usually picks up one or two earthlings (although he has travelled with other humanoid aliens in the past) to share in his adventures. His entire race, the Time Lords, were killed in a war and he's the last of his kind (as of 2013 this isn't quite true, timey-wimey, but let's pretend it is, it's easier that way). Every once in a while, when seriously injured, ill or poisoned, the Doctor regenerates. For the character, this means that he becomes a new man with a new face and a new personality. For us viewers, it means we get to see a new actor take on the role as our favourite Time Lord. The previous Doctor (number eleven) played by the fantastic Matt Smith regenerated on Christmas Day 2013 and the Twelfth Doctor will be played by Peter Capaldi. The current companion (and my personal favourite) is played by Jenna Coleman.

Since 1963, we have had thirteen actors portray the 'canonical' Doctor, including Peter Capaldi. The reason Peter will be playing the Twelfth Doctor and not the Thirteenth is because of a Doctor that didn't call himself a Doctor and this is where it all gets timey-wimey again.

Now that you know a bit more about the show, perhaps you would like to see a bit of it, to get the feel of it? Your wish, my command.


Well, that's all I was going to say about this amazing show for today. It's life-changing, heartwarming, heartbreaking, wonderful, emotional, mindblowing and scary all at the same time and I strongly encourage you to give it a try if you haven't already. I've been watching since 2005 and I'm still in love. You can find both old and new episodes on Netflix.

Do you watch Doctor Who?

Monday, 7 April 2014

New weekly feature

So I haven't really been good at posting regularly on my blog so far, so I was thinking I would introduce a new weekly feature about something about really passionate about: TV series! The feature is going to be named 'Telly Tuesday' and the first post will be posted tomorrow. I watch so many TV shows, so I'm good for probably six months worth of Tuesdays before running out of shows - and by then I will probably have like 20 new shows to write about!

I hope you'll enjoy reading about various TV shows that I watch and who knows, maybe you'll end up finding a new favourite show? :)

See you tomorrow for the first Telly Tuesday post!