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...28 years old
...addicted to baking, DVDs and jazz
...the proud owner of more than 500 DVDs
...a crazy rabbit lady
...a fanfiction writer
...a big fan of The Great British Bake Off
...a Sherlock Holmes and British sitcom fanatic
...a HUGE fan of David Croft and Jimmy Perry!
Britcoms I like...
Are You Being Served?
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
A Bit of Fry and Laurie
Bless Me, Father
The Catherine Tate Show
The Comic Strip Presents...
Filthy, Rich & Catflap
Gavin & Stacey
Gimme Gimme Gimme
The Good Life
It Ain't Half Hot, Mum
Jam & Jerusalem
Keeping Up Appearances
Last of the Summer Wine
Let Them Eat Cake
Never the Twain
The New Statesman
Oh, Doctor Beeching!
One Foot in the Grave
Only Fools and Horses
Open All Hours
The Royle Family
To the Manor Born
Yes, Prime Minister
The Young Ones
You Rang, M'Lord?
Suske en Wiske (1975)
I am in love with this series...
This was my favourite series when I was little. My parents had bought the videos of the episodes "De Gouden Locomotief", "De Zingende Kaars" and "De Minilotten". They had also taped the episodes "De Regenboogprinses" and "De Windbrekers". The only one I didn't have on tape was "Het Laatste Dwaallicht".
My favourite character was, of course, Lambik. I really loved the way he mixed up words and letters, and the dumb things he did. Next to the "real heroes" Suske, Wiske and Jerom, he was the clumsy one who always made them end up in even more trouble...
One could say that this series is nothing to modern animation like Shrek and Finding Nemo, but I don't think kids really pay attention to that kind of thing. The characters in this series are handpuppets and therefore they aren't very lifelike, but at least you get to use your imagination.
This handpuppet-show is probably the best adaptation of the Suske en Wiske comic books I have ever seen. There is also a series of animated films, which is also okay because the characters look exactly like the characters from the comic books, but it lacks in humour. Recently, a Suske en Wiske adaptation with real actors has been made, but neither the characters nor the atmosphere resembles that of the original comics.
I would be SO happy if this series was released on DVD, or at least broadcast again on TV...I am sure kids will still love it!!!
The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)
Christopher Plummer and Robert Shaw: the perfect combination for a wonderful movie!
This is really one of the best movies I´ve ever watched in my life! Christopher Plummer is absolutely wonderful as Atahualpa (nice accent, convincing acting) and Robert Shaw is a great Francisco Pizarro (lots of emotion and passion). This movie is about a beautiful culture and empire being ruined within a very short time: the Spanish conquistadors come to Peru in search of gold and to convert the natives. They find an extremely well-organised empire with their own God: Atahualpa. It´s fascinating to watch Pizarro becoming more and more fond of Atahualpa and at the same time it becomes more and more difficult for Pizarro to decide about the Inca´s fate. This is, of course, not a very modern movie: there are no visual or audio effects and at certain points the camera work isn´t perfect (a bit shaky, for instance). However, the story is great, the dialogue is interesting and sometimes thoroughly moving and the actors are doing a terrific job! Full marks for The Royal Hunt Of The Sun and...sorry, but I have to mention it...Plummer doesn´t look bad in this movie...
The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
Connery, Caine and Plummer rule!
Apart from this movie being based on a great story by Rudyard Kipling, the actors, too, make this movie a treat to watch! Sean Connery and Michael Caine are extremely funny as well as convincing as Daniel Dravot and Peachy Carnehan, two friends and former army men, who intend to leave India and become kings of Kafiristan. They put out a contract to confirm a few rules for their journey through Afghanistan, a contract that is signed by Rudyard Kipling (Christopher Plummer) as a witness. Some years later, Carnehan returns to Kipling´s office and tells him the story of his journey with Dravot. Plummer´s character is less flamboyant than any of the other characters, but Rudyard Kipling is actually the most important person in this story: what we are watching is his experience of Carnehan telling him about what happened to them.
A great movie with splendid acting that makes you laugh as well as cry...
Believe Nothing (2002)
"Ahhh, thank you, Sir!"
This is a brilliant comedy! I already knew Rik Mayall as Flasheart in Blackadder II and Blackadder Goes Forth, but as Professor Adonis Cnut (or should I say QUADRUPLE Professor) he is even better. The quotes from Believe Nothing are absurd and cruel, which is exactly why this series is so funny. Cnut is a selfish, narcissistic professor and he certainly doesn´t underestimate himself: "Quickly! I have to translate the koran into Icelandic by bedtime..." My favourite character from Believe Nothing has GOT to be Albumen (Michael Maloney), who is a sort of slave-like, masochistic butler: When his master, Cnut, hurts him in any mental or physical way, he just moans "Ahhh, thank you, Sir!" He´s a sort of loyal dog, really. Emily Bruni is wonderful as the extremely intellectual but extremely weird Dr. Hannah Awkward, who seems to suffer from every mental disorder you can think of. Also, there are very funny (and of course exaggerated)imitations of the British Prime Minister Blair and President Bush ("Call me dubyah!")
If you liked Mayall in Blackadder, you´ll certainly LOVE Believe Nothing!!!!!