Classic Remarks: My Favorite Jane Austen Adaptation

Which Jane Austen adaptation is your favorite and why? I am again at a disadvantage. My familiarity with Regency-era literature is so poor that my only Austen novel is Emma. I do have a general understanding of Pride and Prejudice, however, and it happens that the only Austen adaptation I have fully seen is one … Continue reading Classic Remarks: My Favorite Jane Austen Adaptation

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TV Show Review: Doctor Who Episodes 3.08-3.09 “Human Nature” & “The Family of Blood”

Episodes 3.08 and 9 “Human Nature” & “The Family of Blood” Written By: Paul Cornell Originally Aired: May 26and June 2, 2007 Synopsis: “In order to hide from a family of murderous aliens who are following his scent across time, the Doctor disguises himself as a mild-mannered English schoolteacher in 1913, even rewriting his own … Continue reading TV Show Review: Doctor Who Episodes 3.08-3.09 “Human Nature” & “The Family of Blood”

TV Show Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.07 “42”

Episode 3.07 “42” Written By: Chris Chibnall Originally Aired: May 19, 2007 Synopsis: “On a spaceship headed straight for the centre of the sun, The Doctor only has 42 minutes to save Martha and the rest of the ship's crew from an inevitable doom...” (Wikipedia) I always get this episode confused with the “Impossible Planet”/ … Continue reading TV Show Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.07 “42”

TV Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.06 “The Lazarus Experiment”

Episode 3.06 “The Lazarus Experiment” Written By: Stephen Greenhorn Originally Aired: May 5, 2007 Synopsis: “The famous Dr Lazarus has appeared to discover the secret of eternal youth - but do his experiments hide a sinister secret?” (Wikipedia) The pre-title sequence is quite interesting for what it reveals about our two protagonists. It ends on … Continue reading TV Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.06 “The Lazarus Experiment”

TV Show Review: Doctor Who Episodes 3.04 – 3.05 “Daleks in Manhattan” & “Evolution of the Daleks”

“[In 1930s New York] The Doctor and Martha confront a host of surviving Daleks from the Canary Wharf battle. What are those creatures in the sewers? And why are the Cult Of Skaro attempting to create a Dalek/Human hybrid...?”

TV Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.03 “Gridlock”

Episode 3.03 “Gridlock” Written By: Russell T. Davies Originally Aired: April 14, 2007 Synopsis: “The Doctor and Martha return to New Earth to find it has been laid out as a horrendous trap, stuck in a giant and long traffic jam under the streets of New New York.” A rather grimy, almost claustrophobic episode is … Continue reading TV Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.03 “Gridlock”

TV Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.02 “The Shakespeare Code”

Episode 3.02 “The Shakespeare Code” Written By: Gareth Roberts Originally Aired: 7 April 2007 Synopsis: “The Doctor takes Martha back in time to Elizabethan England where they meet William Shakespeare and try to solve what sent the architect of the Globe Theatre to the madhouse.” (Wikipedia) A fun, beautiful-looking episode, very similar to Episode 1.03 … Continue reading TV Review: Doctor Who Episode 3.02 “The Shakespeare Code”

TV Review: Doctor Who Series 3 Overview and Episode 3.01 “Smith & Jones”

[N.B. For Series 3 and 4, I'm switching to an episode-by-episode review format in order to speed up the posting process. The epic and glorious reviews are cool when they go up, but they take too long to finish!] Series Title: Doctor Who Season: Series 3 Original Air Date: March 31, 2007 – June 30, … Continue reading TV Review: Doctor Who Series 3 Overview and Episode 3.01 “Smith & Jones”

TV Show Review: BBC’s Robin Hood Episode 1.06 “The Tax Man Cometh”

Series Title: Robin Hood (IMDb) Episode: 1.06 “The Tax Man Cometh” Original Air Date: November 11, 2006 Length: 45 minutes Director: Dwight O’Dwyer Writer: Dominic Minghella Lead Actors: Jonas Armstrong (Robin), Richard Armitage (Guy of Gisborne), Keith Allen (Sheriff of Nottingham), Lucy Griffiths (Marian), Anjali Jay (Djaq) Synopsis: “Robin captures a tax inspector and plots … Continue reading TV Show Review: BBC’s Robin Hood Episode 1.06 “The Tax Man Cometh”

TV Review: BBC’s Robin Hood Episode 1.05 “Turk Flu”

Series Title: Robin Hood (IMDb) Episode: 1.05 “Turk Flu” Original Air Date: March 31, 2006 Length: 45 minutes Director: Dwight O’Dwyer Writer: Dominic Minghella Lead Actors: Jonas Armstrong (Robin), Sam Troughton (Much), Richard Armitage (Guy of Gisborne), Keith Allen (Sheriff of Nottingham), Gordon Kennedy (Little John) Synopsis: “The Sheriff is importing slaves to work in … Continue reading TV Review: BBC’s Robin Hood Episode 1.05 “Turk Flu”