T.V Notes

Published February 17, 2013 by vfdpixie

I’ve been watching a lot of telly over this Family Day weekend, so I thought I would comment with sentence or two on a few interesting tidbits.

Ghost Mine is a show I’ve been watching here and there.  It’s a reality show that follows miners who are hired to work a mine in Oregon that has been reported to be haunted.  The mine owner hired two paranormal researchers to study and report any happenings, and to reassure the miners that they are safe.  This particular mine has abundant gold deposits, enough to keep the miners going despite the creepy occurrences in and around the mine.  I watched the first few episodes and found it interesting but it didn’t get me really going until the latest episode.  What I’m jazzed about is the compelling paranormal evidence they are finding.  Take that with a new Masonic connection and a secret passageway, and you have an intriguing look into the history of doomed mining town that is better than any Hollywood ghost story I’ve come across.

Next up is Primeval: New World.  It’s the North American extension to the British series where a crack team of scientists and science geeks race to return dinosaurs who barge though sparkling time anomalies and wreak havoc on us human snacks.  This North American version is filmed in beautiful B.C., and they identify it as such, which is really cool.  Gone are the days when Canadian cities masquerade as American.  I like the cast, but wish the female characters would not wear such tight jeans.  They are chasing dinosaurs after all.  And the dinosaurs are amazing!  Bring on the monsters!!  The computer animation is top drawer, probably because there are a lot of great animation companies in B.C.  It’s a good watch with lots of action, and really cool if you like dinosaurs.

Last but not least is The Walking Dead.  The gang is back to thrill and gross us out, with an added member, Merle (ick!!).  Rick has completely lost it as he keeps seeing his dead wife, Lori, and the rest of the prison team have to find new leadership.  Will it be the newer, angrier Glenn, or one of the new people camping out in the prison like Tyrese?  After the Governor shows how crazy he is, the townspeople are spooked, and Andrea has a chance to take the lead, but will they follow?  This last episode shows exactly how wily and mad the Governor really is, and his sneak attack leaves the gang in dire straits.  Can’t wait for the next episode!

As an aside, I’m enjoying the recap of the last season of Game of Thrones.  Need to refresh my memory before the new season starts on March 13th.  Yay!!!

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