TV Talk

Oh yeah!

Ah, Mondays.  I really love Mondays.

Okay, maybe not all Mondays, but definitely Mondays that arrive 3 days after my birthday and 2 days before the following Wednesday – aka Doyle Day, for any of you who are as big of a fan as I am of the CBC’s “Republic of Doyle”.

“But why ever is this so” You say? Excellent question, ye clever little blog reader, excellent indeed.

The answer lies in what I opened up in my mail this evening. Warning: You may want to be sitting down for this….

Oh Yeah!

Now you diggin’ the Monday love-fest’? Thought so.

But how did I get this Most Awesome of Awesome Hauls of Loot, you ask? Blame Stephanie Beaumont. It’s all her fault. Back in January when RoD’s Season 3 premiered, I entered a wee contest at (which Stephanie runs and it is fabulous and you should definitely check it out as soon as you finish reading) and well….  I WON! 🙂 Today – Monday – my wicked prize pack/Most Awesome of Awesome Loot Hauls arrived by mail and let me tell you, it is sooo all that and a freakin’ bag o’ chips, b’y!

Season 1 and 2 on DVD and The Definitive Guide to Doyle all signed by cast, creators, and author and oh yes,even Jake Doyle. Can you spot it?

HUGE thank you to Stephanie Beaumont at and everyone from the Republic of Doyle – Allan Hawco, Perry Chafe, Krystin Pellerin, Mark O’Brien, Marthe Bernard, Lynda Boyd, Sean McGinley and Kerri MacDonald- for completely making this fan’s (and her family’s) Monday.

Oh yeah!

P.S. Don’t just take my word for it, people – check out episodes of Republic of Doyle on iTunes or at …um, like right now, guys…GO!

P.S.S. My apologies for the websites not hyper-linking. WordPress is being a bitch. Jake didn’t sign her DVD 😉


Once Upon A Time, I Fell For a Pilot

Once upon a time in the enchanted land of ABC, there lived a television show based on fairy tales of yore with a modern day twist and everyone who watched it fell in love with it. The end. Okay, maybe not everyone fell in love with ABC’s pilot of “Once Upon A Time” last night but I did, or more to the point perhaps, I fell in love with its potential. There’s a lot of it. So let us on to a quick recap and review then, shall we?

Once upon a time in The Enchanted Forest far, far away…

Snow White and Prince Charming, ABC’s “Once Upon A Time”

…our episode opens with Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) on his noble steed riding to his beloved Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) who has succumbed to The Poisoned Apple and been laid to rest in a pretty glass coffin by the Seven Dwarves. Charming plants a Goodbye Kiss of True Love on Snow White’s ruby red lips and behold -she awakens! Still with me? Don’t forget we’re working with a fairytale premise here so hang in there, the fun stuff’s on its way.Now where was I? Oh right, Magic Kiss, Snow White lives and off we go hippity-hop to their grand wedding and happily ever after.

Or at least that was our plan.

Instead, The Evil Queen of Sneer & Smoke (Lana Parrilla) totally crashes the party and casts a big ol’ dark curse on the happy couple and their enchanted subjects. In fairness to said Evil Queen though, you’d sneer and smoke too if you had to wear that wardrobe. But I digress, on with the recap! (more…)

Chuck Norris Wears Klaus Pyjamas

Happy New Year, everyone!

And what better way to kick off 2011 then with a brand new TVD Podcast! (more…)

Spiked Milk, Sacrifices and a Li’l Moonlight

Whilst I’ve been busy braving rain and roping rainbows lately ( all part of my diabolical masterplan which I will eventually reveal to the masses a.k.a YOU), I’ve also been guestposting and podcasting over at and thought I’d post a quick round-up:

The Vampire Diaries: Katerina

But it wasn’t only haunting, damaged Katherine who had me squinting through blurry eyes to get through this episode. From the igniting of her “Petrova fire” in the tomb scenes with Katherine, to her epic cryfest crosshairs moment of realization on The Porch, Elena had me too. Elena showed such strength and vulnerability and growth as a character in “Katerina” that I give huge applause to both actress Nina Dobrev and the writers for what I do believe is my favourite Elena episode to date …Read More



The Vampire Diaries: The Sacrifice

Oh my double heart snatch! *gulp, gasp, squeeeee* This week’s show stealer goes to badass Original Elijah, who, I must confess is beginning to rival with badass Damon for my affections.

I know. I’m as shocked as you are. I so did not see that coming, but these Originals are so on it.

Add the eerie blood spell/window creep on Elena and the epic reveal that Elijah is NOT actually trying to kill our beloved doppelganger *gasp, double shocker* but wants her kept safe and protected for the time being – well, Holy Salvatores and Saltzman, episode stolen!..Read More


“Aneurysms Of Suck”

A new “Vampire Diaries” (TVD) podcast is heeeere, Mystic Falls fans!

It’s been a bit of a wait, I know, as we’ve been juggling holidays, Comic Con trips and Life but you’re patience is about to pay off. We’ve been getting caught up with “Masquerade”, “Rose” and “Katerina” for December 2nd’s all new episode “Sacrifice” and will be posting very soon, so stay tuned!

Now back to THIS podcast, shall we? (more…)

Love Bites. Love Bleeds. And Then There’s “Plan B”

On “The Vampires Diaries” we’re used to it.

Love bites. Love bleeds.

But last Thursday night it brought fandom to its knees with one of the most shocking, stomach-turning, heart-pounding, episodes of the show’s running thus far.

From the moment Damon began the torturous prelude to gouging out Mason’s bloody heart with his bare hands, I might as well have served mine up on a silver platter to the writers and creators of this crazy ass show. By the end of the episode, my heart and my stomach were in my throat and my eyes were burning from the brilliant insanity of the emotional roller-coaster ride they call “Plan B”.

If you haven’t picked up the vibe already, I really loved this episode- as in Top 5 ranking of my all-time favourite “Vampire Diaries” episodes ever. It was that good. I was a complete emotional, distressed, puffy-eyed wreck when it ended, but I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat.

Ooo, heart reference. Too soon?

Okay, okay. Without further ado, let us on with the review. (more…)

The Vampire Diaries | Bad Moon Rising

I don’t usually make it a habit to do a recap or review per say of “The Vampire Diaries” episodes.

(many amazing people do that already and I read them religiously)

But  “Bad Moon Rising” has had me in such a tizzy of applauding and head-desking (and perhaps a li’l fangirling ) over the last few days, that I’ve decided to take the plunge and post my two-sense on some of the highlights. Also, the whole  ‘moon’ theme was pretty damn near impossible to resist 😉  So here goes:   (more…)