Darcy Vs. Thornton – it’s the ultimate showdown between Fitzwilliam Darcy from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and John Thornton from Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South.
Although there are different versions of each character, this showdown is specific to Colin Firth’s Mr Darcy from the 1995 BBC mini series of Pride and Prejudice and Richard Armitage’s Mr Thornton from the 2004 BBC mini series of North & South.
Making a Murderer is a Netflix crime documentary TV series that tells the story of Wisconsin man Steven Avery who was accused of raping and murdering Teresa Halbach in 2005. This series follows her murder trial. Although released in December 2015, it was filmed over the course of 10 years by filmmakers Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi.
If that isn’t enough to pique your interest, here are 10 reasons why you should binge-watch Making a Murderer. Don’t worry – no spoilers ahead!
After Greendale’s obnoxious glee club is institutionalised, their instructor Mr. Rad must convince the unwilling study group to be stand ins for the upcoming Christmas pageant. One by one they perform amazing little holiday ditties to persuade each other to participate. Highlights include Troy and Abed’s “Baby Boomer Santa” variety number, Shirley’s children’s choir-accompanied “Happy Birthday, Jesus” and Britta’s (awkward) heart’s song.
I normally can’t stand ads. I mute the tv whenever commercials come on. However, there is one time of the year where I will happily watch ads. Christmas. Christmas ads are in a class of their own. Every year all the major department stores release their Christmas ad and I will eagerly watch them all. Most of the best ones come from the UK, because those guys know how to do Christmas. Even though I have no idea what half of the stores sell, they are still entertaining to watch. Here are some of the best (and sappiest) Christmas ads released in 2015:
If you want to get into the Halloween spirit but can’t stomach slasher flicks and find yourself wide-eyed in bed after watching anything spooky, try on these scaredy-cat friendly movies for size. Note: Although most of these movies are okay for adult wimps and come with a PG rating, some are PG-13 and definitely aren’t for little kids, namely The Witches, Edward Scissorhands and Return to Oz which have some creepy scenes.
Sometimes, all it takes is one episode. It probably isn’t even the first episode of the series. Or the second. In fact it’s probably strategically placed mid-season to make sure you keep watching. You know the episode I’m talking about. Where all the tension builds up and you know it’s about to all blow up. Maybe literally. But from that episode you are totally hooked and wait with baited breath for the next episode. We can probably all pick an episode from a favourite tv show. It’s the one you use to try and sell it to your friends. Well, here’s us putting our selling skills to the test. Beware of spoilers?
En Otra Piel. A fantastic gem of a Spanish telenovela currently airing on SBS (as Part of Me and/or In Her Skin) with all the previous episodes available at SBS On Demand. Produced by Telemundo (an American Spanish-language television network) the basic plot centres around two women – 53-year-old famous pianist Monica from LA and 20-something waitress Adriana from Mexico City. Both die and somehow, through a bunch of bizarre circumstances involving a ‘talisman’, Monica’s soul ends up taking over Adriana’s body (while Adriana’s soul is wandering around lost apparently).
Monica Serrano in Monica Serrano’s body and Monica Serrano in Adriana Aguilar’s body. Source