Saturday, January 30, 2016

Freaks and Geeks

The cast (From top to bottom, left to right: Ken, Neal,
Daniel, Bill, Sam, Lindsay, Kim, Nick)
Freaks And Geeks follows two friendship groups in high school, 'The Freaks' and 'The Geeks'. The main story is about one girls transition from mathlete to a Rock N Roll rebel.

The Freaks:                                The Geeks:
Daniel (James Franco)                 Sam (John F. Daley)
Lindsay (Linda Cardenilli)          Bill (Martin Star)
Ken (Seth Rogen)                        Neal (Samm Levine)
Nick (Jason Segel)                                
Kim (Busy Phillips)

The shows theme song is 'Joan Jett And The Blackhearts - Bad Reputation', sadly this show only has one season (I really wish they'd made a second) and the main theme of the show is being who you are. P.S. There is a lot of drugs and alcohol throughout the show. My favourite character is definitely Nick, he's a very chilled out person and has an extreme passion for Rock, especially when it comes to John Bonham.

Monday, January 11, 2016

David Bowie 1947-2016

"I'm an instant star. Just add water and stir."

As long as I can remember, David Bowie has always been my hero, he was an exceptionally talented musician, actor and painter. To hear of his death is an absolute shock (I'll be dressed in black for at least a week). David Bowie, aged 69, peacefully passed away in his home yesterday surrounded by his family, at the hands of cancer. He will forever be remembered for everything he has blessed humanity with, he was a gift. The whole world will be mourning the loss of this talented star.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

The Hunger Games is the Tri-Wizard tournament

I was watching Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire (the fourth installment of the Harry Potter series) the other night when I had a realisation: The Hunger Games bears a striking resemblance to the Tri-Wizard Tournament. Now, if you haven't read/watched either of these, and don't think highly of major plot spoilers, I advise that you don't read on! 
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire was released (July 8 2000)  a little over 8 years prior to The Hunger Games (novels). There are various similarities between both of the competitions in these stories, and I have compiled a list of the more obvious and subtle ones.
  • Both games are primarily for entertainment , this shows that both the Wizarding and future American Society do not have a problem with putting the lives of underaged children in danger for the purpose of entertainment. The Tri-Wizard tournament is supposed to be a competition to bring together different schools and forge new friendships, surely there are easier ways to do this (student exchange programme anyone?).
  • The names for those who will be competing are drawn out of a bowl shaped object/cup with the names written on a small piece of paper, granted the 'fish bowl' in The Hunger Games doesn't look like it's constantly breathing blue fire.

The Goblet of Fire