Amy Pond

Scot vs. Scot

Gracepoint!!! I missed you last week.

I wanted to do a post about some of my thoughts on FOX’s Gracepoint and ABC’s Selfie. Both shows featuring some Who alumni on American TVs.

Its no secret how very much I adore David Tennant nor is it a secret how little I can usually stand Karen Gillan. At the beginning of the fall tv season, I was looking forward to watching both of them in their American tv series. I was looking forward to Gracepoint because I had heard great things about Broadchurch and wanted to watch that series. Then, I heard they were making an American adaption and so I decided to wait. David Tennant can do no wrong in my eyes so I knew I would be interested. I was looking forward to Selfie mostly because I was looking forward to the subsequent cancellation. But something kind of strange happened…

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First, my thoughts on Gracepoint. It. Is. Fantastic. Really amazing. I wanted to watch Broadchurch before but now, I feel I absolutely have to. I was so happy to read that there will be a second season of Broadchurch which I am hoping means we will get another season of Gracepoint as well. The characters and the phenomenal actors really make this an amazing series; more on that in a sec.

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Selfie: I simply couldn’t wait for this series to fail. Episode one, I tuned in ready to talk same major shit about how horrible Karen Gillan was yet again. No matter how great John Cho is, there would be no helping this girl. Not even 5 minutes into the premiere episode and… I loved it.

There was no subtly in establishing that this was a modern take on the classic Pygmalion. (Eliza Dooley? Henry Higgs? Come on.) The plot lines were as shallow as the main character but I honestly enjoyed this show; I watched every episode. I’m actually disappointed that I called it right and the show was cancelled by ABC. From what I understand, they will be airing the rest of the episodes on Hulu but it was still cancelled…

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The acting on Gracepoint is some of the best I have seen in a long time. My heart breaks every single episode for multiple characters. Just a pained look in someones eye will have me in hysterics. I try to compose myself but then another heartbreaking moment occurs and I just begin sobbing to myself all over again. Every minute of every episode is completely enthralling. Because I was planning on watching Broadchurch, I didn’t want to do any reading-up on the show’s characters or storylines, but it seems to follow a very similar story.

I really can’t believe I’m about to put this thought into writing but it’s actually Tennant who, sometimes, briefly, seems to be the weak link here. (You must understand how hard it was for me to type that) There are times when I feel like he’s letting the American accent slip and I hear that Scottish roll on out.

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Karen Gillan on the other hand: fantastic American accent and never letting it slip! (What is even happening in the world?!) John Cho was ok but the rest of the cast was practically useless. No great range and even in the above picture, I don’t know who the hell the guy to the far left is and the chick pictured in the top right is a neighbor Eliza runs into occasionally… It was really all about Eliza and Henry and they were already (clearly) falling in love in the few episodes that aired so where could the writers even take these characters? The answer is obviously, nowhere, and I’m sure that contributed to the network’s decision to X the show.

So, 10 vs. Amy. Tennant vs. Gillan. Scot on Scot competition: Selfie/Gillan didn’t crash and burn the way I expected. Well, I guess they did but I made sure to indulge myself with this guilty pleasure weekly while I could. As predicted, the show was shit but it was the kind of shit I guess I wanted to watch. Gracepoint/Tennant, not surprisingly, are clearly the winner in this fight. I can’t wait for Gracepoint to come back with a new episode, Thursday, after a week off for Thanksgiving. When this season ends, I definitely plan on watching all of Broadchurch. I’m curious to find out just how closely Gracepoint followed the original story. (Even their promo shots look the same…)

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If there’s one good thing that came from Selfie, I don’t absolutely hate Karen Gillan as an actor anymore. In fact, I enjoyed her performance. Better luck next time, Amy!

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Thanks for reading! Love, GK

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My #nerdvember Master Post

This year, I participated in Set To Stunning‘s #nerdvember contest. Each day, during the month of November, participants can earn an entry into the contest by posting a nerdy inspired outfit of the day. Those who entered 1-10 days qualify for Tier 1 : The Sidekick. 11-20 Days, Tier 2 : The Vigilante. 21-29 Days, Tier 3 : The Hero and All 30 Days is Tier  4 : The Superhero. I jumped in on the 9th day of the contest so posting everyday for the rest of the month, I’ll qualify for the “Hero”. (For full contest info and rules, check out the official post.)

I had so much fun with this photo challenge and even made some pretty rad instagram friends along the way. (For more information on each of these looks, check out my instagram @gingerkate )

Thanks for reading! Love, GK

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7 Seasons in 7 Weeks :: Doctor Who

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If I had only been a bit quicker to act on this, I could’ve called this something along the lines of 50 Day Until The 50th! But, alas, I am a day late so let me announce my plan to watch 7 Seasons in 7 Weeks! Seven seasons of Doctor Who, that is. As I wait in anticipation along with millions of fellow Whovians for The Day of The Doctor, I will be rewatching all seven of the reboot seasons. I’ve encouraged my real-life Whovian friends to participate in my countdown to the 50th Anniversary Special and I’d like to extend that encouragement to my Who-obsessed readers. (I have my schedule posted below. Another cool thing about my schedule -because the first cool thing about my schedule is that it is a schedule of watching Doctor Who- : every Saturday is like Christmas!) This view-athon will include all minisodes, prequels and specials in addition to regular episodes, in sequence (or as best sequence as possible; things get tricky in the Whoniverse.)

I’m so excited for the upcoming anniversary special as well as the Christmas episode. I’m super stoked to see Ten and Rose again. I’m already loving Peter Capaldi as Twelve (Thirteen?) and I haven’t even seen him in action yet. However, I’m so sad to have to say goodbye to Eleven; I had really only truly fallen in love with Twelve during the second half of season 7! (I realize it took me a while to really get over 10 and begin to adore 11 but that’s how it all shook down and I didn’t realize how limited my time with 11 would be!)

I hope fellow Whovians will join me in my celebrating by sharing their thoughts and experiences of each episode and sharing their own forms of celebrating! Please check back daily. Allons-y!

Thanks for reading. You can also find my on Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter.

Love, Ginger Kate

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My 7 Seasons in 7 Weeks Schedule

(If you notice I’m missing missing anything (besides other series like Torchwood) or if I’ve got anything out of order, please let me know!)

Week 1 :: Season 1
October 6 – October 12
Monday
Episode 1 :: Rose
Episode 2 :: The End of the World
Episode 3 :: The Unquiet Dead
Tuesday
Episode 4 :: Aliens of London
Episode 5 :: World War Three
Wednesday
Episode 6 :: Dalek
Episode 7 :: The Long Game
Episode 8 :: Father’s Day
Thursday
Episode 9 :: The Empty Child
Episode 10 :: The Doctor Dances
Friday
Episode 11 :: Boom Town
Episode 12 :: Bad Wolf
Episode 13 :: The Parting of Ways
Minisode :: Doctor Who : Children in Need
Saturday
Christmas Special :: The Christmas Invasion
Minisode :: Attack of the Graske

Week 2 :: Season 2
October 13 – October 19
Sunday
Tardisode 1
Episode 1 :: New Earth
Tardisode 2
Episode 2 :: Tooth and Claw
Monday
Tardisode 3
Episode 3 :: School Reunion
Tardisode 4
Episode 4 :: The Girl in the Fireplace
Tuesday
Tardisode 5
Episode 5 :: Rise of the Cybermen
Tardisode 6
Episode 6 :: The Age of Steel
Wednesday
Tardisode 7
Episode 7 :: The Idiot’s Lattern
Tardisode 8
Episode 8 :: The Impossible Planet
Tardisode 9
Episode 9 :: The Satan Pit
Thursday
Tardisode 10
Episode 10 :: Love & Monsters
Tardisode 11
Episode 11 :: Fear Her
Friday
Tardisode 12
Episode 12 :: Army of Ghosts
Tardisode 13
Episode 13 :: Doomsday
Saturday
Christmas Special :: The Runaway Bride

Week 3 :: Season 3
October 20 – October 26
Sunday
Episode 1 :: Smith and Jones
Episode 2 :: The Shakespeare Code
Monday
Episode 3 :: Gridlock
Episode 4 :: Daleks in Manhattan
Episode 5 :: Evolution of the Daleks
Tuesday
Episode 6 :: The Lazarus Experiment
Episode 7 :: 42
Wednesday
Episode 8 :: Human Nature
Episode 9 :: The Family of Blood
Thursday
Episode 10 :: Blink
Episode 11 :: Utopia
Friday
Episode 12 :: The Sound of Drums
Episode 13 :: Last of the Time Lords
Saturday
Christmas Special :: Voyage of the Damned

Week 4 :: Season 4
October 27 – November 2
Sunday
Episode 1 :: Partners in Crime
Episode 2 :: The Fires of Pompeii
Episode 3 :: Planet of the Ood
Monday
Episode 4 :: The Sontaran Stratagem
Episode 5 :: The Poison Sky
Tuesday
Episode 6 :: The Doctor’s Daughter
Episode 7 :: The Unicorn and The Wasp
Wednesday
Episode 8 :: Silence in the Library
Episode 9 :: Forest of the Dead
Thursday
Episode 10 :: Midnight
Episode 11 :: Turn Left
Friday
Episode 12 :: The Stollen Earth
Episode 13 :: Journey’s End
Minisode :: Music of the Spheres
Saturday
Christmas Special :: The Next Doctor
Special :: Planet of the Dead
Special :: The Waters of Mars
Minisode :: Dreamland

Week 5 :: Season 5
November 3 – November 9
Sunday
Special :: The End of Time part 1
Special :: The End of Time part 2
Monday
Episode 1 :: The Eleventh Hour
Minisode :: Meanwhile on the TARDIS part 1
Episode 2 :: The Beast Below
Episode 3 :: Victory of the Daleks
Tuesday
Episode 4 :: The Time of Angels
Episode 5 :: Flesh and Stone
Minisode :: Meanwhile on the TARDIS part 2
Episode 6 :: The Vampires of Venice
Wednesday
Episode 7 :: Amy’s Choice
Episode 8 :: The Hungry Earth
Episode 9 :: Cold Blood
Thursday
Episode 10 :: Vincent and the Doctor
Episode 11 :: The Lodger
Friday
Episode 12 :: The Pandorica Opens
Episode 13 :: The Big Bang
Saturday
Christmas Special :: A Christmas Carol

Week 6 :: Season 6
November 10 – November 16
Sunday
Minisode :: Space
Minisode :: Time
Prequel to Episode 1
Episode 1 :: The Impossible Astronaut
Episode 2 :: Day of the Moon
Monday
Prequel to Episode 3
Episode 3 :: The Curse of the Black Spot
Episode 4 :: The Doctor’s Wife
Tuesday
Episode 5 :: The Rebel Flesh
Episode 6 :: The Almost People
Prequel to Episode 7
Episode 7 :: A Good Man Goes to War
Minisode :: The Battle of Demon’s Run Two Days Later (produced with season 7.)
Wednesday
Prequel to Episode 8
Episode 8 :: Let’s Kill Hitler
Episode 9 :: Night Terrors
Thursday
Night and The Doctor (5 episodes) :: Bad Night, Good Night, First Night, Last Night, Up All Night
Episode 10 :: The Girl Who Waited
Episode 11 :: The God Complex
Friday
Episode 12 :: Closing Time
Prequel to Episode 13
Episode 13 :: The Wedding of River Song
Saturday
Prequel to Christmas Special
Christmas Special :: The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe
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Week 7 :: Season 7
November 17 – November 22
Sunday
The Pond Life (5 episodes)
Prequel to Episode 1
Episode 1 :: Asylum of the Daleks
Episode 2 :: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
Prequel to Episode 3
Episode 3 :: A Town Called Mercy
Monday
Episode 4 :: The Power of Three
Episode 5 :: The Angels Take Manhattan
Minisode :: P.S.
Minisode :: The Great Detective
Minisode :: Vastra Investigates
Christmas Special :: The Snowmen
Tuesday
Prequel to Episode 6
Episode 6 :: The Bells of Saint John
Episode 7 :: The Rings of Akhaten
Episode 8 :: Cold War
Wednesday
Episode 9 :: Hide
Episode 10 :: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS
Thursday
Episode 11 :: The Crimson Horror
Episode 12 :: Nightmare in Silver
Minisode :: She Said, He Said
Minisode :: Clarence and the Whispermen
Friday
The Name of The Doctor
Minisode :: Rain Gods
Minisode :: Clara and the TARDIS
Minisode :: The Inforarium

SATURDAY :: THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR

Doctor Who Eve

In celebration and preparation for the premier of the new Doctor Who Christmas spacial, The Snowmen, tonight, Christmas Eve, I am spending watching all of the Christmas special since the reboot! I thought I’d share in my excitement!

The Christmas Invasion

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The Runaway Bride

(My favorite!)

2006

Voyage of the Damned

2007

The New Doctor

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The End of Time

(Kleenex is all set and ready to go.)

2009

A Christmas Carol

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The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe

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Until 9pm Eastern Standard Time tomorrow evening:

THE SNOWMEN

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I am so excited to really meet the new companion, Clara Oswin. I can’t say I “hate” Amy because I honestly don’t. I love Amy and Rory but I never really “bonded” with them the way I did other companions.

Rose – I absolutely adore and bonded

Martha – She may be kick-ass, but I never got attached… probably bc of how vocal she was about not wanting to hear about Rose… and her constipated face.

Donna – Love her. Bonded. She’s probably my favorite. I just identify with her most.

Amy/Rory – never bonded or got attached and eventually was annoyed that they were around for so long… While we’re on the subject Season 7 -A, the episodes leading to their departure, were WEAK…

Clara – … I’ve got a good feeling. I think I’m going to love her.

Here’s a walk down memory lane of a few of my favorite captions from The Christmas Invasion. Merry Christmas! and Thanks for reading! Love, GK

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Where are you raggedy man?

Sooooooo:

It’s Christmas time…

And the World is supposed to end today…

But so far it hasn’t…

This can only mean one thing:

The Doctor saved the world and Christmas AGAIN!

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I can. not. wait. until Christmas Day and The Snowmen! I’m so excited to see The Doctor’s new companion at work (she’s adorable! and I have a feeling I will get attached to her like I did Rose and Donna… Martha and Amy never really did it for me.) Over the next week I will be completely dorking-out over Doctor Who so if you’re a Whovians like me, check back for cute Who inspired outfits and other fun stuff!!!

Where are you hiding, raggedy man? I’m ready to board the TARDIS!