Saturday, 28 April 2012

The Vampire Diaries: Do Not Go Gentle

It was the annual Decade Dance and following the tradition of the previous dances we found our favourite characters lives in peril with Esther and Evil Alaric out to destroy all vampires.

Poor Alaric, the guy can’t catch a break! After finding out his wife had abandoned him for a more exciting life as a vampire he then discovered she had a daughter that she never told him about who was the niece of his current girlfriend Jenna and the daughter of Jenna’s brother-in-law John. Jenna was then turned into a vampire and sacrificed by Klaus, which left Ric to look after his ex-wife’s daughter/dead girlfriend’s niece, Elena, who also happened to have a brother/cousin, Jeremy. Ric then found himself developing a vampire hating alter ego intent on ridding the world of vampires who was willing to turn into an original vampire to do it (seriously, you can’t make this stuff up!)
So Evil Alaric teamed up with Esther and they commenced their plans to destroy all the Originals and kill their bloodlines off along with them, which would result in vampires becoming extinct. While Evil Alaric was running around with his new BFF the rest of the cast were busy attending the 1920’s themed Decade Dance.
This week it was a turn for all the Stelena fans out there as Elena decided that since she had made out with one brother, she should really ask the other out on a date (wait what?) There were definitely some rather cute scenes between the former lovebirds but they really weren’t a patch on the epic Damon and Elena scenes of the previous episode (go team Delena!)

"Hey did I forget to mention I made out with your brother?"

Unfortunately the reminiscing between Stefan and Elena was cut short by none other than Damon himself, with the news that Alaric was going to have to die.
While the vampires were trapped inside the school by a spell that Esther had cast, Elena and Jeremy headed over to talk to Alaric but before they could get the chance to see him, they were stopped by Esther who didn’t really need to say much to convince Elena to go with her.
It was then Bonnie and Jamie’s turn to have their romantic moment ruined by Damon who informed them of the sticky situation that was going on and as usual poor Bonnie was expected to run to the help of the vampires which truthfully she doesn’t even like that much.
Now Klaus being the jealous type seemed to be getting a bit annoyed with the amount of romantic encounters that Damon had managed to ruin in this episode, so he decided to get back and ruin one between Caroline and Tyler which was pretty easy to do since Tyler was having to pretend that Klaus was still able to control him: Damon 2 - Klaus 1 - Romantic Moments - 0

"So what if I've tried to kill your best friends on several occasions?"

After some hocusing and pocusing by Esther, Evil Alaric was ready to become the ultimate vampire killer but during his transition he returned to his former self to save the day and give his pals a chance to say goodbye. The Alaric death scenes really were some of the most heart-breaking of the season with all characters struggling to come to terms with the thought of losing one of their closest friends (although they were clearly not all that sad about it or they would have stayed till the end instead of going to the pub!)

But Alaric’s not really dead…yet. The witches, as usual, were not all that happy that their plan failed so they decided to take Bonnies’ freewill away from her again and bewitched her into going to the tomb and feeding Alaric her blood, forcing him to complete the transition.

Super Mega Ultimate Evil Vampire Slaying Alaric is born!

So while we had known for a while that this episode was going to have us all in tears did it live up to my expectations? Well truthfully no. From the way that the cast and the producers were going on about this episode I half expected there to be deaths all over the place or Damon and Stefan agreeing to kill themselves for Elena or something like that. The Alaric death scenes were excellently acted but after several spoiler websites going on and on about this episode, I was kind of left thinking “was that it?” Let’s hope that the finale doesn’t have the same effect as it is also receiving a lot of hype at the moment as Elena making her choice, a number of deaths and a huge cliff hanger are all promised for the episode.
Let me know what you thought of this episode in the comment section below and feel free to share your opinions on how you think the final episodes are going to play out.
Also, if you haven’t seen them before, I highly recommend reading the photo recaps from they’re rather hilarious.
Until next week TTFN x
Images from SpoilerTV.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

New Girl: Tomatoes

In this episode of New Girl we find poor Nick feeling like a large number of us do, looking around to see all of our close chums happily paired up in loving relationships, while we spend our time thinking up the names of the 17 cats we will most likely grow old with.
It seems that while New Girl is first and foremost a comedy it actually has grown to be more of a comedy drama that handles a lot of real life issues and thankfully puts a funny twist on them to make us feel slightly better about our situations.
I’m afraid to say while watching this episode of New Girl I found myself drawing far too many parallels with Nick. Most people would find his idea of turning his affections to vegetables quite hilarious; I on the other hand have already gone through this process with my little sunflower, Sunny (original, I know).
"Who wants tea?"
I can relate to how Nick feels. I live in a flat in Edinburgh with four other girls, two in a happy long-term relationship, one single girl like me and one flatmate who is Chinese and speaks very little English so I can barely ask her if she would like a cup of tea, never mind asking her relationship status. Come to think of it I haven’t seen for about six weeks, I should maybe go check on her…
So while me and my single flatmate sit in the kitchen at night watching Love Actually and eating Ben and Jerry’s out of the tub (usually with only one spoon as we haven’t done the washing up) our other flatmates pop in and out with their boyfriends looking happy and having a wonderful time.
It is at this moment that we decided to get a pet to prove that we could look after something other than ourselves (which we barely manage anyway). Enter Sunny, a grow-your-own sunflower kit aimed at children that we bought at the local supermarket. After carefully reading the instructions on how to look after him and managing to almost drown him in the kitchen sink, we had our little sunflower seeds planted and ready to start germinating.
And here he is now:

The fabulous view from my kitchen window...

Yes we have almost managed to grow our own little sunflower! Whether or not he manages to bloom is another story but never mind that he’s alive!
Anyway, back to New Girl where we find out that these apparently happy relationships are unfortunately going through a bit of a rough patch. Cece and Schmidt start of this episode clearly still shaken up from their recent pregnancy scare and decide to call it a day, which leads to painful yet hilarious consequences for poor Schmidt who is determined to prove a point by dating Cece’s rather abrupt Russian flatmate. Thankfully by the end of the episode they have both realised how cute they are together and decide to kiss and make up, which does nothing to help little Schmidt’s pain!
However, it seems that it’s not so rosy for Jess and Russell (AKA Gavin from Friends) with the re-appearance of his ex-wife causing quite a stir between the pair. It was easy for anyone to see the passion that still connects the divorcees which led Jess to one of the most awkward attempts of seduction to grace our screens. The odd couple may yet face another uphill battle with Jess’ ex-boyfriend Paul coming back for next week’s episode if the rumours are true. I don’t know about you but I don’t see Jess and Russell making it to the seasons end.
Unfortunately they weren’t the only couple who look set to break up, Nick and his poor tomatoes appear to be doomed as he abandoned them and got back together with his rather unpopular ex-girlfriend Caroline. I would have been more annoyed about this if it hadn’t led to a rather hot argument between Nick and Jess, future couple? Let’s hope so!
And there we have it my first round up of New Girl with a slight diversion into my life along the way. Let me know what you think in the comment section below and keep reading My Wee Bonnie Blog for more reviews, round-ups and rambles.
Until then TTFN Ta-Ta For Now x

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Coming Soon On My Wee Bonnie Blog

Since this is a new blog in the big world of very experienced blogs I’m sure if you’re taking time to read mine you’ll be wondering what’s coming next.
P.S. Thank you for reading my blog it really does mean a lot!
So here goes:
1. A weekly round-up of television shows including New Girl, The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, The Big Bang Theory, True Blood, 2 Broke Girls, Doctor Who and any others that I discover along the way (recommendations welcome)
2. Movie reviews when I have the money to go to the cinema!
3. A couple of random rambles from things I see while out and about, nice coffee shops, acts of goodwill, general hilarity at others misfortune.
4. Any amazing products that I discover, this could be anything from DIY Gel Nails, to digital cameras, to car shampoo…
And there you have it, no doubt I’ll be adding some other things in with this selection but until then TTFN Ta-Ta For Now x

Hello Lads and Lassies

So, here I am, an 18 year old single small town gal who has suddenly found herself living in the capital. How I ended up here still amazes me, it’s like I just took all my reservations and thoughts on life from the previous 17 years and threw them out the window!
Basically I have realised that I talk too much, I am that person who if no one will speak to me, I will happily speak to myself, I live my life on a daily basis with a running commentary, kind of imagine a female version of J.D. but without a black sidekick, or the brains to be a doctor. Throughout high school I was told I was a pretty humorous writer which was “great entertainment for a Sunday night read before heading back to the hectic working lifestyle, but lacked plot and was similar to a child’s take on the world”. Well I’ve finished high school, moved out from the comforts of the family home and started university (on a course that requires a high standard of English!) and even though I should have a brilliant grasp and understanding of English, my humour and view of the world hasn’t really grown up all that much, even if I have.
So while I wait on my personality to reach puberty, I’m going to go with what I’ve got, which might not be much but “always look on the bright side of life…”