Ray Donovan Season 3 Trailer.

I watched this trailer a few hours ago, and now it’s the only thing on my mind. After the way things were left at the end of the second season, I have a feeling that season three is going to kick off with a bang (and probably end that way too especially if season one and two’s ending are anything to go by). Anyway, I won’t say much about the trailer so check it out below.

I can’t wait for July 12th.

alice

xo

Scandal Teaser: Where on Earth is Olivia Pope?

It’s been a few months since Scandal’s third season finale which saw a hell of a lot of drama, including; Fitz’s son being murdered, Rowan regain his place as the head of B613, and Olivia abscond with Jake on a private jet to god knows where. Obviously I totally loved the season finale and I was literally hollering and at the edge of my seat throughout, the only downside being that I knew I’d have to wait four months for even a taste of what was to come afterwards. Now, that being said, two teasers for the new season of Scandal have been released, the first of which gave me no indication of anything and me chomping at the bit. However, the second teaser gives the slightest clue as to what is coming – and by the slightest I mean hardly anything at all – warranting a post of its own. Take a look. You can also read the synopsis for the first episode here.

September 25th really could not come quick enough… my how these months have flown by. I can’t wait!

alice

xo

Five Favourites Thursday: TV Binge.

One of my favourite things to do aside from spending hours on Tumblr, writing and listening to/ singing along to country, is watching… no BINGE watching television programmes. I’m always on the lookout for a new show to get obsessed with (it’s not like I’m not already completely absorbed in Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Suits, The Good Wife, Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, Ray Donovan, Criminal Minds, Peaky Blinders, Bondi Rescue – I don’t really think I need to list any more, do you?). Anyway, below are the latest additions to my TV show collection.

HOUSE OF CARDS

The political drama series that everyone has heard of even if they haven’t seen it. Well written, cunning, beautifully directed and acted, House of Cards, is about power and about one man’s exploitation of people. If nothing else, this series teaches us that payback is a bitch. While I may have been a year or two late, I’m all caught up and can’t wait for the third season which will be released next year. I’m so excited and can’t wait!

CHICAGO FIRE

Hmm, where do I start with Chicago Fire? I love it, that’s for sure, and it’s highly addictive, but I’m just not sure if it’s any good. It’s about the firefighters and paramedics working out of Firehouse 51 located in Chicago, and follow their dramas with everything from drug addiction, love, forgiveness, family and… fire. There is so much love between the characters, that even when they’re fighting and hating each other, you know they’ll always be there for one another, which makes me smile and brings a tear to my eye. If you end up watching like I did (two seasons in four-ish days) you might find yourself saying things like: ‘Chicago fire department, call out’.

You know what; scratch what I said at the beginning, I’m sure this series is good. It’s fucking awesome!

CHICAGO P.D.

The spin-off/ sister show to Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. is about members of the intelligence squad of the Chicago police department working in Chicago. They fight crime like no other and look hot while they do it. There’s a different kind of love between these characters, but that’s only to be expected seeing as they’ve only been together for a few months. That being said, they have each other’s backs and care for one another.

BLUE BLOODS

After a few days of looking for the next series to get obsessed with, Blue Bloods presented itself nicely, and I’ve slowly been making my way through four seasons (I’m currently midway through season four). For one family, the Reagan’s, law enforcement is in their blood; what with Frank (the head of the family) being police commissioner just like his father was; Danny as a first grade detective for New York city police department; Erin as the assistant district attorney for New York; and the youngest (and cutest) Jamie as a beat cop. Jam-packed with action, thrills, laughs and tough decisions this series is one I could not recommend enough!

THE BACHELOR AU

I was hooked on the first season that aired last year so I was over the moon when the second season started a few weeks ago. This season we see bachelor Blake try to find true love – it’s only been a few episodes and there has already been so much drama.

So if you ever find yourself with a spare month and have no idea what to watch, why not check out a couple of these. Happy Thursday.

alice

xo

Ray Donovan.

Family man, mysterious, tall, devilishly handsome, broody, devoted, loyal, morally corrupt, totally ripped, emotionally damaged, complex, misunderstood but oh so loveable: Ray Donovan is THE man.

A fixer to the rich and famous in L.A., Ray Donovan spends his days and most nights handling crises and helping look after his clients and his troubled, dysfunctional family. The show is a crime thriller/ drama/ occasionally comic/ romance with an old Hollywood charm to it – think old school gangsters with a modern suave edge to it. Liev Schreiber is absolutely superb as the titular character, and the rest of the cast is equally as amazing with Paula Malcolmson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok and Jon Voight, in leading roles.

I started watching Ray Donovan last Monday and I am HOOKED. So hooked in fact that it only took me two days to watch all fifteen episodes (I watched the sixteenth episode this morning). What I love most about the show is the layered and dynamics of all the characters. No character is inherently good or bad, and you kind of find yourself loving and hating each character at different stages. Take Jon Voight’s character, Mickey Donovan the patriarch of the family, for example. To be honest, he’s a bastard, but then you do come to see that beneath all that he is quite lovable and cares for his family, even if he does have a strange way of showing it at times.

Sadly as I’m now fully caught up on all the series, there’ll be no binge watching for me (unless if I start from the beginning again) so I guess that I’ll have to wait like everybody else for new episodes.

alice

xo

Bondi Rescue.

Get ready for this one! Because if you love: fly-off-the-wall documentaries, reality TV, Australian guys, Australian accents on guys (or just Australian accents in general), lifeguards (male to be more specific), topless guys, hot guys, hot tanned topless guys, hot tanned topless male lifeguards with Australian accents… oh and if you like Australia…; then you are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE this.

Bondi Rescue is about a group of real-life lifeguards (who fit all fit the above description in one way or another) who patrol the beaches of Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte. The series’ follows them through the crazy summer season (which for most of us is during the winter), and all the crazy antics that they and the public get up to, both in and out of the water.

There is a such a REAL, true deep love and comradery between the boys that it’s not hard to see why they were given the show in the first place, and why it has become and stayed a favourite for such a long time.

While the series’ follows these boys and gives us an insight into what life as a lifeguard on one of the world’s most famous and busiest beaches is like, we also learn a thing or two about safety in the water and on the beach. Like how for example, you shouldn’t go swimming fully clothed, and you shouldn’t go swimming in the sea if you don’t know how to swim.

Like most of the things that I’ve gotten obsessed with over the years, I innocently stumbled upon Bondi Rescue right at the end of its current ninth season. I was bored, looking for something to watch (coming THIS close to rewatching the whole of BBC’s The Musketeers again) when I randomly came across this TV show. With no real indication of what it might be about, I settled down to watch it, and boy oh boy was it one of the greatest decisions/accidents I’ve made in my nearly twenty-two years of living (now I know that might sound like an exaggeration, but I’m being completely serious). I had such a great time watching that one episode that I ended up going back to the very beginning of the season and watching all thirteen episodes before going back to the series’ beginning and watching the WHOLE thing from start to finish.

If after you’ve finished watching all nine seasons, it doesn’t make you want to book a one way ticket to Sydney then I honestly don’t know what’s wrong with you!

Give it a watch and let me know what you think.

alice

xo

 

ps. If you ever do find yourself on Bondi beach, promise me one thing: that you’ll remember to swim between the red and yellow flags!

Five Favourites Thursday: TV Thursday.

If I’m honest, March has been my month of TV shows. All my favourites are back from their different hiatus’, which is perfect for me as it means there’s now never a shortage of things to watch. As well as this, I’ve revisited old favourites and found new ones too. Check out the trailers below.

RICH KIDS OF BEVERLY HILLS

HEROES

GREY’S ANATOMY

THE GOOD WIFE

SCANDAL

I didn’t add these to my list, but I’ve also enjoyed watching Being Mary JaneThe Real Housewives of Melbourne and Suits. Annnd, before I forget, I am also BEYOND excited for Veep which is returning on April 6th! Happy Alice! 😀

alice

xo

Being Mary Jane.

Or as I like to call it: My Latest Television Obsession hahaha. Move over Olivia Pope, there’s a new power woman embroiled in an affair with a married man, whose wardrobe is one I’m lusting MAJORLY after, that I’ve become enthralled with. Admittedly, Being Mary Jane isn’t really a show I would watch, but for some strange reason (perhaps it’s my newfound  interest in Gabrielle Union) last night  I thought I’d give it a watch. Three episodes and eight hours of dreaming about it later, and I can officially say that I am HOOKED.

Being Mary Jane, is about career woman, Mary Jane Paul (MJ) on her quest for love. In the first three episodes we see her navigate her way through her different sexual relationships, all the while juggling a booming career as a talk show host, and an impassive, unmotivated family (not including her parents).

I’m excited to see where the season takes MJ.

alice

xo