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On Firestarter 2: Rekindled

On Firestarter 2: Rekindled

Eighteen years after the original debut of Firestarter, the Sci Fi Channel released Firestarter 2: Rekindled. According to the SciFi.com post: Ten years after the events in Stephen King’s Firestarter, the little girl who could start fires with her mind is all grown up and still running from the government agency that killed her parents … Continue reading

On Bleak House

On Bleak House

Continuing from Pride & Prejudice is another fictitious period drama that I also had great enjoyment of, the BBC miniseries Bleak House, which features Gillian Anderson, Carey Mulligan, and Burn Gorman (Torchwood Series 1 and 2). According to A Television Heaven Review: “The word “big” doesn’t really do it justice. Fifteen episodes, eight hours of television, … Continue reading

On London Spy

On London Spy

It would be of no surprise I would enjoy this series, as I had been a fan of the series, MI-5 (Spooks), prior, so certain elements felt familiar and quite understandable. This was a real cracker. In the same way that for Doctor Who, Torchwood was aliens and time travel meet sexuality, this mini-series is like MI-5 … Continue reading

The Best and Worst of Torchwood: Miracle Day

The Best and Worst of Torchwood: Miracle Day

I have been quite a fan of Torchwood, a spin-off series of Doctor Who. Torchwood is based on the organization featured prominently during Doctor Who‘s Series 2 story arc, and the character, Captain Jack Harkness, featured during the end of Doctor Who Series 1. What makes it different from both Doctor Who and The Sarah … Continue reading

On Children of Dune

On Children of Dune

I really enjoyed the mini-series, Children of Dune, which spurred me to read the novels Dune, Children of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, and some of Chapterhouse: Dune. I am also quite familiar with two actresses in it: Susan Sarandon and Alice Krige. According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer review: “When religion and politics ride in the … Continue reading

On Casanova

On Casanova

There was a Health Ledger movie by the same name which premiered the same year, but it’s just really rubbish compared to this. The New York Times review for this mini-series is as follows: Don’t let the lighthearted Venetian bedroom-balcony-to-gondola chase scene at the beginning fool you. Russell T. Davies’s two-part, three-hour British television film … Continue reading