Big Little Lies

There have been some seriously amazing tv shows this year. I have to say that I was so extra happy to see that Nicole Kidman won her Emmy for Big Little Lies. I loved the show and I loved how uncomfortable I was watching Nicole suffer at the hands of tv husband Perry (played by Alexander Skarsgard). It really brought home some “today” issues. People are going through this right this second, as you read this, someone out there is suffering at the hands of their partner. The amount of times I wanted to go into the screen and just pull Alexander off of her.

As I mentioned above, there have been some seriously tv shows out there this year. I think it’s almost like it’s the year of the tv! I highly recommend it. Now its my turn to watch the “Handmaid’s Tale”! Apparently I will be horrified!

Babylon 5

(And now for something completely different)

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Over the last couple of weeks I have been re-watching a classic 90’s tv show called “Babylon 5”. It is without a doubt one of my most favourite shows, I haven’t been able to buy it myself as it’s very rare and it seems very expensive to buy. It’s one of those shows that every couple of years I re-watch the entire series and I always see something new or realise how much I have forgotten since the last time I watched it.

It’s quite a complicated science fiction and quite unique in how it was filmed. The writers had written the entire series before even staring to film, so in this way they were able to shoot events that they knew would end up tying bits of the show together. They would have “Flash Forwards” were in the present, the characters (and the viewers) would see things that would not be happening until further into the series. So before they started filming, they already knew what the outcomes would be.

Awards presented to Babylon 5 include:

  • Emmy AwardOutstanding Individual Achievement in Special Visual Effects, 1993 (The Gathering)
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Hairstyling for a Series , 1994 (episode, “The Parliament of Dreams“)[
  • Hugo AwardBest Dramatic Presentation, 1996 (episode, “The Coming of Shadows“)
  • Hugo Award: Best Dramatic Presentation, 1997 (episode, “Severed Dreams“)
  • Saturn AwardBest Syndicated/Cable Television Series, 1998
  • Space Frontier Foundation Award: Vision of the Future, 1994
  • Space Frontier Foundation Award: Vision of the Future, 1996
  • E Pluribus Unum Award: (Presented By American Cinema Association), 1997.

(A clip of my two favourite characters from the show).

Oberyn Martell *spoilers*

This week is the last episode of Season 4 (four) for one of my favourite television shows “Games of Thrones”. I personally think that its been one of the most up and down seasons of the show to date. I stopped viewing after the episode “Oathkeeper” where I personally felt a scene was competently unnecessary and it was not in the book at all, they have not brought it up and it did nothing to move the plot along. Ever since then I’ve been off of the “Games of Thrones” bandwagon.

Even with Tyrions speech everyone I knew was going on about how it was Emmy winning and it was the best speech they had ever heard and I finally got to watch it…and it was good, but I have heard it before.

So enough of that! (I was hoping that people wouldn’t be able to see what I am about to write) ~.^

However despite the disappointments I had this Season, there was one character that we were introduced that continually made everything better…Oberyn Martell.

Oberyn Martell

Prince Oberyn Nymeros Martell (also known as the Red Viper)  had a very close relationship with his sister, Elia, and they were inseparable as children. Oberyn’s speed and skill with a spear and a sword are extremely well-known.

Following the sacking of King’s Landing, Oberyn learned that his sister, Elia, was raped and murdered by a Lannister knight, Gregor Clegane as well as her son, and her daughter was killed by another Lannister knight and Oberyn swore revenge. Prince Oberyn eventually comes Kings Landing to to claim the seat on the council on Prince Doran Martell’s  behalf, and to get justice for his sisters murder, which was agreed with by Tyrion Lannister.

When Tyrion is accused of Joffrey’s murder, Oberyn is one of the judges. Before Tyrions judgement , Oberyn offers to be Tyrion’s champion in trial by combat, if Tyrion tells who is guilty of the murder of Elia. Tyrion takes Oberyn up on his offer. Oberyn knows already that Ser Gregor will be his adversary.

This is where I sign off…I don’t want too give anything else away!