How Grey’s Anatomy defined life with TV

In Thursday’s episode, How to Save a Life, Grey’s Anatomy ended the life of a fictional character. It has done this before, just like so many entertainment forms in the past. But this time it’s different. Grey’s Anatomy used the twist of fictional death to celebrate its life. In this, it defined what television series are. Continue reading “How Grey’s Anatomy defined life with TV”

Game of Thrones 5×02 – The House of Black and White (nabespreking)

In het leven moet je soms keuzes maken. Welke studie je gaat doen. Of je nog een extra frikandel neemt. Of dat je een man laat executeren terwijl een boze menigte om je heen schreeuwt het niet te doen. Keuzes zijn moeilijk! En deze rustige aflevering van Game of Thrones draaide allemaal om keuzes. Of nog beter: keuzes van vrouwen. Hebben jullie gemerkt dat vrijwel elke verhaallijn draait om vrouwen? Behalve die van Jon Snow natuurlijk. De mannen mogen nog steeds kelen door snijden enzo maar vrouwen maken min of meer de macht uit? Beyoncé zou trots zijn. IN IEDER GEVAL was dit geen coole Purple Wedding aflevering maar één en al achtergrondinformatie voor latere twists. En er waren een paar mooie karaktermomentjes. Hoe dan ook: hou je draak vast want we gaan weer terugblikken op The House of Black and White.

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Why The Vampire Diaries will survive Nina Dobrev’s exit

As I opened Buzzfeed this morning and was wondering why they featured a listicle with Nina Dobrev, I was met with shock. And then relief. Losing the lead on any show means the end, for sure. Except, The Vampire Diaries is already renewed for season seven. So we’re about to witness a show losing its central character in Elena Gilbert and a fantastic actrice in Nina Dobrev, whether we like it or not. But let me tell you why the show will live on. Continue reading “Why The Vampire Diaries will survive Nina Dobrev’s exit”

Treasure Planet (2002)

Treasure Planet posterTreasure Planet offers the daring concept of combining worlds. It launches Robert Louis Stevenson classic novel into space, forces traditional animation with computer animation and offers up the struggle of being a kid and a man. Not all of these combinations work to the movie’s benefit. Being one of the costliest movies of all time sentences any film to a life of shame, and yet, even for all of its flaws, Treasure Planet is a far better result than its box-office figures. Continue reading “Treasure Planet (2002)”

Lilo & Stitch (2002)

lilo and stitch one in every familyLilo & Stitch easily had one of the most memorable marketing strategies of all Disney movies. The character of Stitch clawed its way through classical Disney moments, thereby subverting the outside pressure on the creators to churn out exactly such fair. Despite its obvious task of creating a more modern, Shrek-like protagonist, Lilo & Stitch was produced far away from the corporate restraints that wanted more “boy movies” and more comedy. That shows. No marketing can hide the fact that Lilo & Stitch, is indeed another classic Disney feature. With a heart the size of a young Hawaiian girl, it’s also unique in its kind.  Continue reading “Lilo & Stitch (2002)”

Tyrant – Pilot

FX’s Tyrant is one of the most anticipated shows of the summer. Controversial because of its Arabic setting and the fear of Muslim-stereotyping. Critized for its depiction of sexual violence. Uncertain because of its problematic production. Tyrant has come a long way and now it’s finally here. The show doesn’t accomplish everything it sets out to do, but is still one of the most surprising efforts this year.


Grey’s Anatomy – Season 11 (Part One)

When a series has reached its eleventh season, it doesn’t have to do much more than what it has already been doing. Intriguing weekly cases, every now and then a shocking episode and perhaps a romantic development. It is a standard formula. It is all the more impressive that ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ manages to surpass itself. The first part of season eleven is not only a treat but also an intimate love letter to the loyal fans. As an established series, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ acknowledges its age and explores its fixed characters and rich history.


Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

Atlantis The Lost Empire posterAtlantis: The Lost Empire is one of the hidden treasures in the Disney Classics series. Directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, the movie certainly is a diversion from their previous masterpieces like Beauty and the Beast. A definite template of the “aimed at boys” strategy of the Animation Studios, Atlantis mainly thrives in its beauty, action and imaginative story. In retrospective, it doesn’t just hold up well, it even outperforms the same story that frameworked the top grossing movie of all time.
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