Friday, October 19, 2012

TV Thursdays: Heroes (No Spoilers)

I know that this show hasn't been on TV in over two years, but I thought that it was still worth talking about.

Simple background, this show is about ordinary people who discover that they have super powers. The show follows these characters as they figure out how these powers affect their daily lives and the lives of others. During all of this, their is a company who is trying to control these super powered humans. The first season is all about how these characters are strangely connected in their attempt to save the world.

The show reminds me a lot of a live action comic book. Similar to superhero movies, the show is very stylized. As for other TV shows, I can't think of anything else that is too similar.

The first season of this show is amazing! I would recommend that everyone watches it. The season is 23 episodes and the plot is so good. The episodes quickly become addicting and tense, because like any superhero story there are also villains. The first season has a villain who is trying to kill them but people don't know what he looks like. It's so intense. The characters are developed very well and it's interesting to see how the characters figure out their abilities and come to realize how they can use these powers to help others.

Sadly, the show only gets worse after the first season. The second season was during the writer's strike, so it is short (11 episodes). The second season isn't awful, but it just wasn't as good as the first season. I would say that is still decent and possibly worth watching. After second season, things got really cheesy and a little ridiculous. And worst of all, the final episode has to resolution because the show was cancelled before the writers could wrap everything up. So season 4 just ends abruptly.

Heroes Season 1 is my focus today and I really would suggest watching it. I enjoyed it so much and I hope that either have already seen it or that this post will convince you to watch it.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Web Wednesdays: Sweet Brown Meme

This is slightly late, but I still felt like I should create a post for my Web Wednesdays. This will be short and sweet. I found this meme the other day. I hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Testimony Tuesdays: Feeling Lazy

Today I'm feeling weird
                 and lazy.
      So today is a skip day for me.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Music Mondays: 9 Crimes

Before I dive into the song I wanted to make a brief side note. Some of you may have noticed I didn't do a Skillful Saturday. I'm sorry. But the original purpose of Saturdays were to get suggestions of things to do. No one has given suggestions, therefore I didn't do anything. So if you want to see me do something (sing, dance, juggle, etc) then please leave suggestions on my Facebook. Otherwise Skillful Saturdays may just die away.

Sorry for the interruption. This song is amazing! My first week of blogging I featured a cover. Last week I featured an album. This week I wanted to choose a song that could stand alone by itself. 9 Crimes by Damien Rice is that song. WARNING: Warner Music may not let you play this video directly on Blogger. If a message comes up you can simply click the Watch on YouTube link after clicking on this video below.

If you haven't heard it before now, you're welcome. But seriously this song is so powerful. It is simple and very haunting. I love the layering of the piano, cello, and two voices. The combination is perfect and gives me chills every time. This song is so good that I chose to include a video with no frills. None of the videos with actual footage did the song justice and were just distracting.

I think what makes this song so phenomenal and timeless are a few key factors. The topic (cheating involving someone who is married) is something that is very difficult to speak of in the first place. The lyrics are simple but do a wonderful job of telling a story of how the people involved know that this is wrong but can't stop. Secondly the song builds in just the right way. The song begins with a solemn piano intro. Then the girl is added on top of the piano. Damien Rice sings his part to introduce the other side of the relationship. Then they start singing together and the cello comes in very quietly. The cello builds as their voices build. Finally the song leaves with a short piano break to mirror the beginning.

This is a song that I love coming back to. I hope that you enjoyed.