Tv tips – Våren 2014

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Som uppvärmning inför Fifty shades of Grey filmen så har jag laddat upp med tv serien The fall.

A psychological thriller that examines the lives of two hunters. One is a serial killer who stalks his victims in and around Belfast and the other is a talented female Detective Superintendent from the MET who is brought in to catch him.

Riktigt bra serie, mörk. För er som inte visste så spelar Jamie Dornan seriemödaren i denna serie och Christian Grey i kommande storfilmen Femte nyanser av honom. Det filmar just nu säsong 2 av The fall.

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Har nu sett hela första säsongen av Bitten. Gud vad bra den var!! Älskar den. Hoppas nu på en andra säsong. Kan inte säga nog bra saker om den.

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Andra säsongen av Hannibal är igång. Gillar också denna serie starkt. Är så annorlunda. Ska bli spännande att se hur de har tänkt spela ut allt. Såg också att Micheal Pitt som spelade Jimmy i Boardwalk Empire kommer in denna säsong, som Mason Verger. Har man sett filmen eller läst boken så har man väl en aning om vem han är, men detta är ju före allt detta händer. Så det ska bli intressant att se han och Dr. Hannibal umgås.

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Game of Thrones säsong 4 är igång. Jag borde se säsong 3 innan, har halverst hoppat över den. Men jag blir så peppad och struntar i det. Kan erkänna att jag inte kan ALLA karaktärers namn osv, tappade bort mig i säsong 2. Däremot har jag läst alla böcker så jag vet vad som händer i det stora hela. Det är nästa säsong som blir intressant då den boken inte finns.

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Är också igång med ny säsong, kul sketch program. Måste ju ha lite komedi i mitt liv också.

Annars så ser jag lite svensk tv också, Ullared, Lyxfällan och samhällsprogram. DOX, dokumentär innifrån/utifrån och Uppdrag granskning kan aldrig bli fel.

Tv tips: BITTEN

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In BITTEN, werewolves are monitored by The Pack, a powerful, organized family based in the grand manor of Stonehaven, their ancestral home. In the premiere episode entitled “Summons” (Saturday, Jan. 11 at 9 p.m. ET on Space), viewers are introduced to the town of Bear Valley in upstate New York and The Pack family, to which Elena used to belong after being bitten by her boyfriend Clayton (Holt). With that one small bite, Elena was forced to live as a werewolf. Still craving the normal life she lost, Elena flees to Toronto and hides her secret from her boyfriend, Phillip (Greene). However, she is pulled back into her former world when the discovery of a mauled girl catapults an all-out war against a group of rogue Mutts (non-Pack werewolves) whose aim is to destroy The Pack.

Meet The BITTEN Pack:

Elena Michaels – The Tracker 

Laura Vandervoort plays the smart, extraordinarily strong, and sexy-as-hell, Elena, a foster child who had always craved a “normal” life and thought she finally found it with her boyfriend Clayton Danvers. But the secret life he kept from her ended up changing her forever. With one small bite, all her hopes for a normal “human” future were shattered. In the ensuing three years, Elena became the tracker for The Pack – trained to hunt and find rogue Mutts who broke the highly structured rules of werewolf society. 

 One year ago, Elena was forced to kill a human to protect her secret, and that deed so sickened her she left The Pack and headed to Toronto to try to reclaim what was left of her human self.  She quickly built a future in the city, working as freelance photographer and diving into a steamy relationship with sexy ad exec Philip McAdams. She tries hard to suppress her werewolf side, but some things can’t be denied that easily, as Elena soon finds out.

Dr. Clayton Danvers – The Enforcer

Clayton was a feral werewolf child in the New Orleans swamps until he was found by Jeremy who raised him as a son. Now a Professor of Anthropology, Clay divides his time between his scholastic research and enforcing the Pack code, while keeping errant Mutts in line. He is the most loyal member of the Pack, sworn by life oath to Jeremy. His deep burning love for Elena may be tested through the years, but it never wavers: she is the only woman he has ever loved, and will ever love.

Jeremy Danvers – The Alpha

Jeremy is a hereditary werewolf who came by “The Alpha” status after a violent clash with his father, Malcolm. The ensuing battle divided The Pack – the members who sided with Jeremy came to make up The Pack. The remaining werewolves were cast out as Mutts. Jeremy is not a typical “mob boss” – he earns his living as a painter, and though he has no desire to kill, he enforces the Pack code with an iron fist when the occasion demands.

Nick Sorrentino – The Negotiator

The cad of the bunch who is never taken too seriously, Nick’s “wolf in sheep’s clothing” approach helps him get information out of Mutts and/or humans. Nick is always quick, delivers bad news with a smile, and lives every moment to its fullest. 

Dr. Logan Jonsen – The Analyst 

Living with his girlfriend Rachel, a rising culinary star, Logan has been able to keep his hairier temperament a secret from her, while managing a private psychology practice in Toronto. Logan is the only Pack member Elena has kept in touch with during her year away, and is one of the few people she trusts with the details of her new life.  Logan is on-call with The Pack, brought in whenever they need him to profile a Mutt or to aide Elena in tracking down people.

 Philip McAdams – The Boyfriend


Elena’s human boyfriend, Philip, is lighting up the Toronto advertising scene with his new boutique agency, McAdams Creative Solutions. He won Elena over with his fierce drive and cerebral seduction. Philip is a steady, rock solid presence in Elena’s life, and the one thing she can trust.

 Trailer:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYDN8sxfptQ

Som jag har längtat efter denna Tv – serie och om 14 dagar är den här!! Hoppas nu bara den uppfyller alla förväntningar. 

 

Tips – Dokumentären ”American winter”

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Fattigdomen ökar i världens rikaste land. Vanliga familjer som aldrig haft några problem drabbas hårt när den ekonomiska vintern breder ut sig över USA. För dem handlar den amerikanska drömmen om att överleva.

http://www.svtplay.se/video/1531416/american-winter

Intressant dokumentär om det ekonomiska läget i USA. Jag som alltid velat bo i USA är faktiskt väldigt nöjd med att bo i Sverige just nu. Här behöver man då inte oroa sig då man blir sjuk i alla fall.

Dokumentär just nu på SVT play – L som i lycka

http://www.svtplay.se/video/1193047/l-som-i-lycka

Måste man ha barn, karriär och partner för att känna sig lycklig? Filmaren Lotta Stemme har under fem år dokumenterat både sin egen och tre av sina väninnors våndor mitt i livet. Lotta själv försöker hinna med allt. Katarina valde att bryta upp och flytta ifrån sina barn. Linda kanske inte kommer skaffa barn och Marika valde bort karriär och har satsat allt på att vara mamma.

Kan vara intressant att se för att reflektera vad som är viktigt i livet för en själv.

Tv serie våren 2013

Nu är det äntligen dags för lite nya tv-program. Som jag har längtat.

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Hannibal har börjat! Sett de 3 första avsnitten. Är inte alls som jag hade visualiserat mig, men på ett bra sett. Rekommenderas.

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En annan tv-serie som inte uppmärksammats så mycket är Bates motel. Har bara sett de 3 första avsnitten, men det är helt ok. Däremot hade jag inte fattat om det utspelas nutid eller längre bak i tiden. Klädstilen påminner mig om 60-tal, men sen är det med mobiltelefoner osv i serien, så det måste väl vara nutid. Alla som sett Psycho känner till historien om Norman Bates, denna tv-serie handlar om hans ungdom. Så det är lite blodigt här också.

Dexter kommer snart ut med sista säsongen. Skönt säger jag, älskade 1:a säsongen men sen har det bara gått utför. Så jag hoppas på en händelserik sista säsong. Får se om han blir avslöjad eller vad.

En av mina favorit böcker, Bitten av Kelley Armstrong håller nu på att spelas in till tv-serie. Den är säkert minst 1 år bort, men jag peppar redan nu. Med varulvar så kan man ju inte misslyckas. Ska bara bli spännande att se hur dem gör med the transformation, väljer dem riktiga vargar som True blood eller data animerat?

Mina guilty plesure tv franchies är ju The real husewifes of… och nu är det äntligen dax för New Jersey igen. Sen har Kim Zolciak en spin off som jag ser, Dont be tardy.  TLC sviker inte dem heller och är tillbaka med My big fat American gypsy wedding, säsong 2. Så min tv kalender är ganska full just nu. Vad ser ni?

TV tips

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Hannibal (tv-serien) har äntligen fått ett premiär datum. Markera torsdag 4 April i era kalender. Såg nya trailern, ser riktigt bra ut.

Will Graham is a gifted criminal profiler who is on the hunt for a serial killer with the FBI. Graham’s unique way of thinking gives him the astonishing ability to empathize with anyone – even psychopaths. He seems to know what makes them tick. But when the mind of the twisted killer he’s pursuing is too complicated for even Will to comprehend, he enlists the help of Dr. Lecter, one of the premier psychiatric minds in the country. Armed with the uncanny expertise of the brilliant doctor, Will and Hannibal (known as a serial killer only to the audience) form a brilliant partnership and it seems there’s no villain they can’t catch. If Will only knew…

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En dokumentär film jag har varit sugen på att se är ”After porn ends”. Handlar som titeln tyder på om livet efter porr. Har tyvärr inte lyckats få tag i den ännu, men jag håller ögonen öppna.

After Porn Ends, is a documentary that not only examines the lives and careers of some of the biggest names in the history of the adult entertainment industry; but what happens to them after they leave the business and try and live the ”normal” lives that millions of other Americans enjoy. They hailed from the rural South, steel towns, and the San Fernando Valley. As teenagers, and young adults, none of them thought that porn was in their future. They were artists, baseball players, child prodigies, and even Ivy Leaguers. Now, after their lives in porn; they’re TV stars, bounty hunters, writers, and social activists. What happened in between? And now that they’ve moved on, can they really live a normal life after porn?

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TLC fortsätter producera kvalite reality tv. Som en spinn off på My big fat American Gypsy Wedding kommer nu Gypsy sister. Av den serien had jag lärt mg att man kan bleka tänderna med klorin och få en riktigt fin solbränna med motor olja. Min sanna Gypsy kärlek ligger självklart hos den engelska orginal verisionen ”My Big fat Gypsy Wedding”. Men då dem inte producerar något nytt tar jag det jag får. Såg däremot att de gjorde ett specialavsnitt till Valenites day. Finns på youtube.

Annars så brukar jag se Unga mödrar och Lyxfällan. Tycker inte det gå så bra serier just nu. Är less på Walking dead, Dexter och True blood. Ingen bra film i sikte heller.

 

 

Bra dokumentär just nu på SVT play

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Dox: Drottningen av Versailles

På toppen av sin karriär bestämmer sig miljardären David Siegel för att bygga USA:s största enfamiljshus. Det blir ett Versailles i miniatyr tillägnat hustrun Jackie. Men mitt under bygget slår finanskrisen till. Jackie och resten av familjen tvingas ändra sina vanor. Det visar sig lättare sagt än gjort…

http://www.svtplay.se/video/963056/drottningen-av-versailles

Väldigt bra dokumentär, visar vad som händer om man lever över sina tillgångar, fast man är jätterik. Jag tror den här bevisar att pengar inte kan köpa lycka. Det är så här man verkligen inte vill bli. Se den!

IN CERTAIN WAYS, David and Jackie Siegel were just trying to live the American Dream: succeed at business, own a big house, enjoy the spoils of their labor. But after achieving those dreams, they found themselves wanting more—much, much more.

Their 26,000-square-foot house was simply not enough. Happiness could be found, the couple thought, only by building the largest house in all of America: a sprawling, 90,000-square-foot mansion in Orlando, Florida, modeled after the French palace of Versailles, complete with a bowling alley and roller-skating rink, a wing for the children, 10 kitchens, and $5 million of marble.

But when the U.S. economic bubble burst, the Siegels, who were so wealthy they seemed untouchable, turned out to be no different from the tens of thousands of families who lost their far-humbler dream homes. And film director Lauren Greenfield ’87 was there to capture their financial downfall, from Jackie Siegel’s $1-million clothing-budget zenith to the family’s stuck-in-coach-class nadir.

The drama of Greenfield’s recent documentary, The Queen of Versailles, first gripped audiences at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in January. Screened on the opening night, the film won her an award for best director and has since become one of the most-watched documentaries of the year, prompting speculationthat it could earn an Oscar nomination. (The DVD is to be released in mid November.) “It was the same [old] story about the American dream, but really about the flaws as much as the virtues of that dream, as well as about the mistakes that were made because of the economic crisis,” Greenfield says. “Jackie and David’s story, even though it was extreme, was kind of symbolic of the mistakes we all made on different levels.”

In one scene, a nanny asks Jackie—a former beauty queen from a small town, who’s 30 years David’s junior—if one large, cavernous room in Versailles is a future bedroom. “No, that’s my closet!” Jackie exclaims, her eyes wide, grinning as if she almost can’t believe her good fortune. Later in the film, after the family arrives in an airport after having flown coach (a first for the children), Jackie walks up to a rental-car counter and asks the clerk earnestly, “What is my driver’s name?” New York Times film critic A.O. Scott ’87 wrote in his review, “Schadenfreude and disgust may be unavoidable, but to withhold all sympathy from the Siegels is to deny their humanity and shortchange your own. Marvel at the ornate frame, mock the vulgarity of the images if you want, but let’s not kid ourselves. If this film is a portrait, it is also a mirror.”

Greenfield became interested in the lives of the 1 percenters as an undergraduate, where she studied photography under Barbara Norfleet, Ph.D. ’51, then a lecturer and curator of still photography at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, who had produced a book called All the Right People, about the WASPs of the Northeast. “Part of what drove her [Norfleet] to make that book was that in the archives there were very few photos of rich people,” Greenfield says. “The photos that existed…were only commissioned portraits by the subjects themselves, or society pictures which didn’t have any context because they weren’t natural moments. For me, when I started the Queen of Versailles, it was a little bit similar. We see so much of the life of the affluent as these packaged, manipulated reality-TV shows, or advertising. I wanted to do a real-life look at this family, particularly because Jackie and David had this other quality—a down-to-earth American quality. They came from humble origins and were a rags-to-riches story.”

Greenfield met Jackie Siegel by chance at a Hollywood party and immediately fell for the couple’s tale. (The filmmaker had asked if she could photograph Siegel’s ostentatious metallic purse; the image eventually became one of Time magazine’s “Photos of the Year,” illustrating the “high life” and “gilded age” of America). But that was in 2007, when David Siegel’s company—the largest privately owned time-share company in the world—had netted him a billion dollars. When Greenfield began filming in 2009, she didn’t expect her little movie (she and her husband, Frank Evers ’87, financed the film, calling it “a labor of love”) about the biggest McMansion ever built would even be seen in theaters. But as the Siegels’ fortunes plummeted unexpectedly before her camera’s lens, Greenfield knew her film would have a far wider appeal.

Greenfield—a photographer and filmmaker who has captured youth culture through projects like HBO’s THIN, a documentary about an eating disorder center in Coconut Creek, Florida, and has had her photographs published in The New York TimesVanity FairThe New Yorker, and National Geographic—got to know her subjects intimately, practically moving in with them as she filmed up to 12 hours a day. She and Jackie became friends. But Greenfield admits she was appalled by their inability to control their spending, even when everything pointed to impending disaster. The tipping point was David’s refusal to sell his other obsession, a $600-million, high-end time-share complex on the Las Vegas strip that he’d personally financed through loans. By 2010, the time-share market had dried up because so many buyers had overextended themselves on their unit mortgages. “I wasn’t rooting for David to keep the tower, because I think it was a valuable lesson learned, in terms of the overreach,” she says. “I think that’s the power [of the movie]. David speaks the morality tale at the end when he says, ‘We need to learn to live within our means, we need to get back to reality. I was using cheap money to buy big buildings and I thought it would go on forever, and when they took away the money I was like, ‘Whoa.’

“In that sense there is a happy ending, because you see what’s really important to them,” Greenfield continues. “For us as viewers, it gives us a chance to think about what’s important, what our values are, and what is enough.”

Although David Siegel is now suing Greenfield for defamation (Greenfield insists the lawsuit is more about money than ill will: at a recent premiere of the film in Tampa, David and Jackie rented out two theaters and showed up in a party bus to watch the movie with all of their friends), she still says she wouldn’t have changed anything. “I was extremely lucky because they opened their doors wide when things were great, but they kept those doors open equally wide when things got tough,” she explains. “Jackie would often say, ‘Our story is like so many other people’s, but on a bigger level and with bigger proportions.’”

A most see

Ser du American Horror Story Asylum? Annars missar du den bästa serien just nu.

Såg Looper på bio. Äntligen en film som man får tänka kring igen. Påminner på vissa sätt om De tolv apornas arme/Inception/Butterfly Effect för er som såg de filmerna. Jag gillade den, kul att se hur det kan se ut i en nära framtiden också. Självklart såg jag nya Bondfilmen Skyfall. Påminner om Bourne triologin, det känns som de tagit steget in i 2012, med allt de innebär. Sevärd, men kanske ej på bio.

ESPN 30 for 30, sportdokumentärer är tillbaka i en ny säsong. BROKE var intressant, handlar om professionella atleter som är panka inom några år efter deras karriär är över och orsaker till det. Men det finns en massa bra för er som missat den serien. Summering kan du läsa här:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30_for_30

Tim Riggins aka Taylor Kitsch  i en huvudroll kan inte misslyckas. Filmen var bra! Oliver Stone har directat.