New series review: Wynonna Earp

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks. Today I will be reviewing Wynonna Earp, or at least the couple of episodes that have been aired up until now (that’s just 4!!!).

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I’m always on the look-out for new series to watch, yep, I have no life, at least not a social one (well, a partially social life). And this time I stumbled upon Wynonna Earp. Or as I call it, hopefully the female version of Supernatural, set in the Wild Wild West if Jo was still alive.

Wynonna Earp is brought to you by the syfy channel and it has that same feeling as a lot of their series. I don’t know what that is, but if you’ve been watching a lot of series you immediately can tell if it’s produced by syfy, or CW or HBO or any other network.

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Originally starting out as a comic book series and riding the success of the Marvel / DC brought to our screens. It specifies as an Action/Western/Fantasy/Horror series. Yep….

According to IMDB: Based on the IDW Comic, Wynonna Earp follows Wyatt Earp’s great granddaughter as she battles demons and other creatures. With her unique abilities, and a posse of dysfunctional allies, she’s the only thing that can bring the paranormal to justice.

But like I said before, it feels like the female version of Supernatural, only the sisters don’t travel cross-country but stay in Purgatory, the town, not the gateway to Hell.

I mean, there is Wynonna herself, leather jacket wearing, drinking, swearing, bad-ass with a gun, older sister coming back to her hometown where just about everyone hates her. She lost her father (shot him) and her sister, has a nasty prophecy hanging above her head and a special gun that can kill demons! Oh and she is trying to protect her still alive sister. (Dean)

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And we have Waverly, the younger sister, trying to bad-ass herself, bit of a dork, super smart, speaks Latin, does a lot of research, had an imaginary friend called Bobo, and wants nothing more than help big sis killing demons. (Sam)

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Agent Dolls, bit of a mystery man, can get his hands on some really old, creepy occult objects, knows his occult stuff, trying to teach Wynonna how to kill demons and other monsters and how to shoot. Doesn’t take shit from no-one but somehow will protect the girls. (Bobby)

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Doc Holliday, once a good-guy, now we don’t know yet, seems to be working for both parties, the good and the evil side, old but still good looking, there is some tension between him and Wynonna and you’re constantly wondering if she is gonna kill him or f*ck him. (Cas)

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And we have demons, not the black-eyed ones but these have red eyes, are stuck in Purgatory, again the town and trying to get out before Wynonna kills them with her special gun. If they are killed they get sucked back into hell, looks pretty cool.

So, we’re four episodes in and I kinda like it. It’s funny, I like strong female leads, it reminds me of Supernatural, I don’t know, it appeals to me for some reason.

Have you seen it? What are your thoughts? And no I haven’t read the comics so no spoilers!!!

Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy

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Z Nation, a series review.

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. I am so glad summer hiatus is over, and new series are starting. This time we look at Z Nation. And as always, there will be spoilers, oh and zombies.

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Synopsis according to IMDB:

Three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, a team of everyday heroes must transport the only know survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral labs awaits for his blood.

My thoughts:

I love monster movies, weather its mummies, vampires, werewolves or zombies. Bring them on. There are a lot of bad ones out there, which shall not be named, but just remember something sparkly and you know what I mean.

Zombies are a hot item at the moment. I’ve seen my classics like night of the living dead. We had a bit of an uprise in the ’90’s with resident evil, and only a couple years ago an epic movie came out. Zombieland! If you haven’t seen it already, I really recommend it. I mean, Bill Murray and a quest for twinkies, mix that with zombies, hell yeah! (It tried to have a spinoff series, which failed, but rumours are Zombieland 2 is in the making).

And of course for the last couple of years we have the Walking Dead. An epic, scary well-written zombie series (which is starting again in a couple of days).

New on your telly is Z Nation, which combines the humour of Zombieland with the epicness of scary zombies from the Walking Dead. This can’t go wrong, right? Oh and not to forget, it has my favourite hunter / newly made vampire in it as well! I’m obviously talking about the DJ Qualls.

He plays the hilarious role of Citizen Z. Basically the last NSA person still alive, surrounded by some epic computer shit so he can hack his way into, well everything, and in those lonely cold nights he also plays a DJ, cheering up survivors with good music. In one word, brilliant.

I like the zombies, I mean, they look like zombies, but I like theses fast zombies. It makes it a bit harder to get away. Also, apparently they react to specific noises or frequencies. It’s always nice to have a new twist in your favourite monster.

The rest of the survivor group is pretty much what you expect. Die hard veterans, bimbo girl, couple in love and so one. Also nice to know that no matter what happens, human beings are willing to do everything to survive.

Although I’m not a big fan of creepy CGI babies and zombie animals.

I’m curious to see where it goes and if there is room for two zombie series on TV.

That’s it for this review. Check it out or let me know what you think about it.

Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy. 

Defiance, season 1

Hi my hot cute girly geeks, and boy geeks of course. As I said before, I am catching up with my TV series and this one was recommended to me by one of my followers. And I wouldn’t be a good blogger if I didn’t follow up on it, now would I? images

 

Seeing as I recommended Defiance in my 2013 ‘Winter is coming, and so is the start of a new season filled with TV series.’ And in case you missed it, read it here. It was time I naamlooswatched the first season. And although we have to wait until next year (grrrrrrr) it was every minute well spend.

Synopsis according to the official website:

In the year 2046, it’s a new Earth – with new rules. Over thirty years after various alien races arrived on Earth, the landscape is completely altered, terraformed nearly beyond imagesCAKUZ3BRrecognition. To the town of Defiance, on what used to be St. Louis, comes the mysterious Nolan (Grant Bowler) and his charge, Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas). As they settle into town – overseen by the mayor, Amanda Rosewater (Julie Benz) and filled with residents like the powerful Rafe McCawley (Graham Greene), enterprising lounge owner Kenya (Mia Kirshner) and the ambitious, alien Tarrs (Tony Curran and Jaime Murray) – events begin to unfold that threaten the fragile peace this border town has fought for.

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It clearly is a show developed by SyFy channel. They have a certain feel to their series and everything about this just screams SyFy. Not that it’s a bad thing. I mean, they made ‘a town called Eureka’ and ‘Warehouse 13’ two series I absolutely love! And I think this series is a sort of mix between the two shows, together with a hint of flavour from another science fiction show called ‘Adromeda’ and it also reminded me a bit of  ‘the fifth Element.’

First of all, let’s start with the cast and some familiar faces. We have Grant Bowler, playing Joshua Nolan (you may know him from True Blood as Cooter) a renegade former military man, scavenger and now Chief Lawkeeper in Defiance. He’s a tad too violent and has a lot of secrets in his past that slowly unravel throughout the first season.

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Next up Julie Benz, playing Mayor Amanda Rosewater, and for us geeks we all know Julie as the twisted vampire Darla from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off series Angel, oh and she also had a role in Dexter, but I stopped watching after one season. Mayor Rosewater is actually not elected and temporarily stepping up to do the job after interning for the previous mayor who had to step down, only three weeks into the job she has to put up with a lot of difficulties from outside town as well as from the inside.

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Mia Kirshner plays the role of Kenya Rosewater; you guessed it, Amanda’s sister. You might recognize her from the Vampire Diaries as Isobel or as Sarah from the Crow: City of Angels. She is the owner of NeedWant in Defiance, the local bar and brothel. And she is a hard worker indeed. Her husband, who mysteriously disappeared, was the previous owner, but now the bar flourishes with its new owner.bg_kenya_default_0

Stephanie Leonidas plays the role of the alien Irisa, although she is a bit unrecognizable in her role. Dutchies may remember her from the movie ‘Kruistocht in Spijkerbroek’ although I recommend you read the book. Irisa is an Irathient, one of the alien races now inhabiting the earth and she was rescued by Nolan when she was a young girl. This girl has a troubled past, PTSD and is very trigger happy. She is torn between the upbringing as a human by Nolan and the way of her own people. Also, her PTSD may not be properly diagnosed after all.cast_irisa

Tony Curran plays the role of alien Datak Tarr, and again a bit unrecognizable because of all the make-up, but he indeed played Vincent van Gogh in Doctor Who, you may also know him from X-Men: first class, Covert Affairs, Medium, the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Blade II, Underworld Evolution, and many more geeky series and movies. Datak Tarr is a Castithan, again another humanoid alien race inhabiting earth and the head of Defiance’s underworld. He is cruel ruthless and will stop at nothing to gain more power together with his wife and son.cast_datak

Jaime Murray plays Stahma Tarr, wife of Datak Tarr and she is a familiar for SyFy watchers as we know her from Warehouse 13, playing H.G. Wells. As the popular saying goes, behind every great man stands a strong woman, and this is no exception to that rule. She may play the docile wife most of the times, but beware of her. She is one mean and scary bitch.cast_stahma

Graham Greene plays the human Rafe McCawley, one of the richest inhabitants of Defiance and owner of the mines. He has two sons and a daughter who is madly in love with the Tarr boy. And of course both families disagree with this love (what’s a good show without a bit of Shakespearean love interest) and Rafe has a nasty secret about his dead wife.cast_rafe

The last member of cast I will mention is Trenna Keating, playing Doc Yewll, a humanoid alien from the Indogene race. She is one smart Doctor and I love her sarcastic and snidy bedside manners. But as most of Defiance members of society she also has a few tricks up her sleeve and dark, very dark secrets in her past.cast_doc_yewll_0

Ok, what is it with these people and their pasts. Basically everyone who lives in Defiance has done some nasty shit during the ‘war’ and I don’t mean some simple smuggling. But that’s what makes it interesting, doesn’t it.

DefianceCast5Although I would love to have a bit more back ground information about how the war and terraforming of earth started, it’s interesting to see how humans imagesCA98PDVEadapted with the newcomer aliens and their own cultures they bring with them. These different races are truly amazing to see and beautifully created, even with their own languages and everything and you soon start to pick up on it as well.

This science fiction series is filled with all sorts of new alien tech, new alien species, strong female leads, intrigues, a good deal of violence and bloodshed, Defiance - Season 1humour, sex and a sort of post apocalyptic world. The pace is high, the secrets not too easily discovered upon first glance and of course a major cliff hanger, wanting more of this show and hating the hiatus until June 2014.

So if you love sci-fi series, I do recommend you watch it and let me know what you think of it. Like I said, I can’t wait for next year’s season premier.

Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy.