Sunday, November 23, 2014

The 100

9 out of 10

The 100 (pronounced "the hundred") is an American post-apocalyptic drama television series that premiered on The CW during the 2013–14 American television season. The series is based on a book of the same name, the first in a series by Kass Morgan, and developed by Jason Rothenberg. The show premiered on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.


TV-PG 2012-
9 out of 10

Wolfblood is a  fantasy/supernatural British television series aimed at teens. Wolfblood was created after series creator Debbie Moon saw the words 'wolf' and 'blood' in a book shop, and blended the two words together in her head. The series was commissioned after the BBC Writersroom website announced an open call for children's drama scripts. Wolfblood premiered on CBBC on  September 10, 2012 and premiered on Disney Channel in the United States on October 1, 2013. The second series was broadcast on CBBC in September and October 2013 with series 3 ended on October 27, 2014. Each series consists of thirteen 30 minute episodes.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

After Earth

8 out of 10

After Earth is a 2013 American science fiction action adventure film written by Gary Whitta and M. Night Shyamalan whom also was the director. The story line was based on an original story idea by Will Smith, who also stars in the film along side his son Jaden Smith. Will Smith also was the producer via his company Overbrook Entertainment, distributed by Columbia Pictures. Originally released on May 31, 2013, it received negative reviews from critics and was considered a summer flop in North America. The film performed unexpectedly well in Europe and was a commercial success.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


9 out of 10

Parenthood is an American television drama series developed by Jason Katims and produced by Imagine Television and Universal Television for NBC. The show tells of the Braverman clan which consists of an elderly couple, their four children and their families. Starring Erika Christensen, Peter Krause, Maura Tierney, Dax Shepard, Mae Whitman, Sarah Ramos and Craig T. Nelson to name a few. One of the grandchildren depicted has Asperger syndrome which has gained attention throughout the press.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Skins (UK Version)

MA 2007-2013
10 out of 10

Skins was a British teen drama that followed the lives of a group of teenagers in Bristol, South West England, through the two years of sixth form. The show's name comes from the rolling papers known as "skins" and explores controversial issues such as dysfunctional families, mental illness (like eating disorders and bipolar disorder), adolescent sexuality, substance abuse, death and bullying. The show was created by father-and-son television writers Bryan Elsley and Jamie Brittain for Company Pictures, and premiered in January 2007 and went on to be a critical success as well as a ratings winner within its target demographic. Over its initial six-year run, Skins proved to be atypical of ongoing drama series in that it replaced its primary cast every two years. Other ventures to expand the brand have included a short-lived North American remake, which aired on MTV in 2011 but was cancelled after one season after advertisers abandoned the series in response to low ratings and the significant controversy which arose over its depiction of teen sexuality.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Guild

2007-2012 NR
10 out of 10

The Guild is a comedy web series about a group of online gamers. The series was created and written by Felicia Day, an avid gamer. The first season was solely supported by LOYAL FANS through Paypal, before Kickstarter was created. From seasons 2-5 the show was sponsored by Xbox in a groundbreaking web video deal that kept the show independently owned, and then ended its run on YouTube in 2012. The show originally premiered in episodes of 3-8 minutes each, which have been combined into 6 season movies, available on Netflix. There is also a Guild comic book series by Dark Horse. The series stars Felicia Day, Sandeep Parikh, Jeff Lewis, Vincent Caso, Amy Okudo, Robin Thornsen. Featured guest stars include Brent Spiner, Nathan Fillion and Stan Lee among others. The Guild has won numerous awards over the years, from SXSW, YouTube, and Yahoo. It is the recipient of over a dozen Streamy awards, and garnered several nominations for ‘Best Web Series” by the Producer’s Guild of America.