Tag: Highlander

WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER!!

OK, I’ve spent my morning catching up on some sleep.
Dharma actually had a good night last night and went back to school today.
I did a quick Tesco shop and have just finished having a cuppa while watching the pilot episode of a new TV show.

It’s a show called ‘Forever’ starring an old favourite of mine, Ioan Gruffudd.
He plays a character called Henry Morgan, a New York City medical examiner.
He just happens to be immortal and has spent the last 200 years trying to find out how to end his curse.

forever

It struck me towards to end of the episode that is feels like an amalgum of two of my favourite shows.
Highlander from the 90’s about an immortal Scot fighting his way through history trying not to lose his head and the current Sherlock series about the infamous detective and his sidekick Dr Watson.

It was an interesting start and I’m interested to see where they are going to take it.
I just hope that they can keep giving it plenty of twists and turns to keep it fresh otherwise the premise of the series could go stale quite quickly.

I HAVE AN OBSESSIVE NATURE

I should be worried.
Apparantly I have an obsessive nature that could lead to hoarding in later life!!

Yeah right.

I tend to latch onto things like films or TV shows and that leads onto latching onto people.
Collecting information, photos, films and TV shows are all part of the symptoms apparantly.

I have always categorised my obsessions as ‘hobbies’
Things like Star Trek, Highlander, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Stargate.
All of these shows have been a big part of my life.
I wouldn’t have met my husband without Star Trek.
We wouldn’t have spent the first 10 years of our relationship enjoying conventions without all four of these shows in particular.
Movies and TV shows were ‘our thing’.

We lost a lot of that when the kids came along.
We had to enjoy them in totally different ways.
Now that the kids are old enough to spend a little time at home alone, we’re taking it back.
It’s time to start thinking about us again.
Movies and TV shows are going to be ‘our thing’ for a long time to come.

Is it any wonder then, that I latch onto things occasionally.
I suppose my biggest obsession in recent years has got to be Karl Urban!
With the exception of a couple of hilarious New Zealand films, I have most of his movies on DVD and Bluray.
I have a collection of 800 photos… now that ‘is’ obsession.
He has remained my biggest obsession to date and I can’t wait to see what he does next.
It doesn’t hurt that he’s one of the biggest geeks out there himself and takes on film roles in the kind of movies I just love.

However, in the last couple of weeks a new obsession is rearing it’s ugly little head.
An obsession in the form of a robot and the actor that has taken on the role.
Robocop and Joel Kinnaman.

If you read my blog regularly you’ll be heaving a really big sigh about now.
I know, I know…. I keep going on about Robocop.

I can’t help it.
It’s another one of those obsessions that gives me a lot of pleasure.
However, looking at some pictures this morning I am a little concerned about something I’ve just noticed.

I got hooked on Karl Urban because of ‘Dredd’

Karl Urban Dredd

I got hooked on Joel Kinnaman because of ‘Robocop’

Robo_01

Notice anything?

They both spend a good part of both movies with their eyes covered!!
Strange because eyes are usually the one thing I notice first.

Taking a closer look, they both have the same hair and same colour eyes!!

Obsessions

Otherwise they couldn’t be anymore different.

Anyway, this year will be a battle between obsessions I think.
Karl has a long overdue movie coming out in August. One that I’ve been waiting an awfully long time to see as the date keeps getting pushed back!
He is also still working on and promoting the TV series ‘Almost Human’ and has a film called ‘The Wonder’ in production.
Joel is still riding high as robocop but has three films in post production!
Knight of Cups with Christian Bale, Child 44 with Tom Hardy and Run All Night with Liam Neeson and Vincent D’onofrio.
He’s a busy boy!

So there we are.
In my old age, I am going to be surrounded by films, spending my time at the cinema, possibly tackling the odd multi media convention again, collecting photos and keeping them organised on my computer and writing my blog!
Doesn’t sound so bad to me.

Oh, did I mention, My eldest daughter, Murron has just announced she wants to see Robocop!!
Great excuse to go see again tonight I think… for the fourth time!!