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TV SHOW & BOOK REVIEWS #1: BITTEN  WEREWOLF  TV  SHOW/ OTHERWORLD BOOK SERIES REVIEW

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This week on the DTBH Podcast :

In this whole new podcast episode 9 We will explore AND review the werewolf tv show Bitten in this whole new tvshow /book review series.

BUT FIRST LET’S START A DIALOGUE:

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Episode 10 :Revisiting Little Red Riding Hood

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MERLIN – ANOTHER CURRENT TV SHOW REWATCH & BOOKS THAT EXPLORE KING ARTHUR

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I’m currently rewatching a tv show that I have watched a dozen times before. One of my favorites actually. It is the BBC show Merlin that premiered back in 2008. When I say this is one of my favorite shows. It’s like number one of my favorites .

I’m currently in the mist of rewatching season 4, the episode where Uther pendragon is fighting that  jester dude that tried to kill Arthur.

That is enough spoilers for that episode but yeah I love that show.

MY FAVORITES OF THE SHOW

I have a lot of favorite characters which include mostly all the characters . The only ones I hate is Morgana and Morgause .  Everyone I liked including the characters that got murked by Merlin in the earlier seasons like Nimueh. Yes another   spoiler. Sorry about that but I loved  this show. That was such a badass episode.

Another favorite was the great dragon. I loved a part in an episode where he stayed  laughing so hard for what seemed longer than a minute at Uther marrying a troll.  Because this dragon hates Uther so much.  Although this episode was my least favorite.  

I had favorite episodes and I had dissatisfying ones. I won’t go into much details  because  I do not want to spoil it for ones that haven’t watched the show but to say the least the overall show  was satisfying but very different from the Arthurian lore.

DIFFERENCES OF THE SHOW VS  LORE

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King Arthur by Charles Ernest Butler (1903)

They included it all. The knights of the round table , Excalibur,the sword in the stone, the lady  of the lake ect.ect but changed up a lot of things within the show.

The main known difference is of course Merlin is not an old man   but a teenage wizard  and  comes to Camelot to study under Gaius,  I think  who is his uncle but the series doesn’t really clarify it . Which I actually like this change in a way.

Arthur  in this version  is not yet king but a teenage prince who lives under his father Uther Pendragon’s rule.

In this version Uther has banned magic. He doesn’t have anything to do with Merlin.  Merlin is not an advisor to the king but a manservant to Arthur .

Guinevere is also a  servant  in this version as well.

So those are mostly the main differences that were in the show  .

THINGS  I WAS  CONFUSED ABOUT

I didn’t understand why Merlin didn’t and couldn’t tell Arthur he had magic. This part of the show  was very annoying to me.  And also that Gaius, who I don’t believe was in the original  lore, why he was the one to always give bad advice to Merlin. His advice mixed  with the great dragon’s advice made Merlin’s actions wishy washy. And it did feel like everything that happened badly was all Merlin’s fault because of their advice . 

I was also confused about how Arthur was as a character. Even though he was strong, courageous, and noble he was also kind of mean and dumb  when it came to Merlin’s  use of magic. I mean he couldn’t wrap it around his  head   and understand that  Merlin had magic? This notion was weird  and every time Merlin would perform magic in front of him Arthur would  miraculously fall  out from a tree  limb falling down or what not. I did not like that about the show  because in lore he most definitely knew about Merlin’s magic. 

Oh and don’t  let me get started on that ending of the overall series. I was certainly confused about that ending. All  in and all the one thing I wanted to see in the series was Merlin mentor Arthur. But that never happened.  And that’s  where  they lost  me. I wanted them to go deeper into the lore. They sure had enough seasons to do it.

Instead they just skimmed the surface of the lore. Half of the episodes of  the 13 episodes  from each season were  basically  filler  episodes  about   banished  sorcerer’s  or  magical creatures  that  came  back to Camelot  to exact their  vengeance on Uther for banning  magic.  Okay I get  it .  It makes  sense  to have them come within the first couple episodes  but get to  the main  lore of  Arthur   and Merlin after a while . 

Another thing was they spent entirely too much time developing  Morgana ‘s storyline  into  an evil  sorceress . And then  the reason they gave was because Uther  lied to her about who  she really was. To me it felt  like a  very weak  reasoning.  

I don’t  know but they spent half of the overall series with her storyline . I wish they could do another series with the same cast like they have done with all the other shows that I have went off the air and came back. One site I found were these writers created an additional series 6 that finishes up the storylines pretty well and they bring it into the present called Merlin Kingdom Come . They wrote 13 screenplays that were written very well. I read the whole season in like 2 days . This would be perfect for a reunion series.

I can’t get enough of Arthurian legends . I’m  going to start exploring  some fiction books about the lore. I always loved the legend itself so much .  And I’m probably going to  write a Arthurian tale one day. I already have some ideas for it rolling around in my head but first I have to finish my work in progress novel During the Blue Hour.

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RECENT TV SHOW WATCH – FROM VIKINGS TO PACKED TO THE RAFTERS SHOWS THAT WILL HAVE A SPINOFF

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My recent tv  watch has  fluctuated  within  the past  couple of weeks .  I couldn’t get  into  watching  Black  Sails   even though I wanted to.   I  tried to say the least.  But   maybe  one day I’ll go back to it and try to  give it another  watch .  My excursion  with watching  historical  dramas  have continued  and  it has taken me and  gave me an  interest  in watching  the TV show Vikings.  

I always planned  on watching  Vikings . It was always in my queue for a long time.  So a couple of weeks ago I started  watching  it.   I couldn’t  stop so much that  now I am on season 5 .  I always  heard that it was  on the same  terms as Game  of Thrones. But no  this show is way  better  than   Game of Thrones .  Sorry  GOT fans.  Years  ago I tried watching GOT  and I always fell asleep on the first episode.  So there is that..

But with  Vikings I did not fall asleep.  I don’t know if it was  the continuous  action  scenes   which  I  can say was  even more exciting than Gladiator   or 300 . I  know those  are old films but  Vikings in my  opinion kind  of has that same vibe to it. And I  loved every  moment  of  it.   And I Can’t  wait  until  the  spinoff  show comes  out . 

Not only am I  watching  Vikings  but I’m  also  finishing up watching  Packed to the Rafters.  Okay  so I started watching  this show a  couple of months ago  at the beginning of the year . The  reason why I  came upon this show was  due to re watching  H2O: Just Add Water  .  

Okay  I know  that is a kids show but I  was  technically still a teenager  when the  original show  came out.  So all the actors in  that show are my age now. And   I have watched everything with those actors  and actress  in it .

So  with that same thought the actor that plays  Lewis in the shows plays the son  in Packed to the Rafters . He was actually my favorite  in H20  but  is not in  Packed to the  Rafters .  And  there is a whole connection from H2O: Just Add Water Packed  to the Rafters  but I’ll save that for another post.

But Packed to the Rafters is basically an Australian family  show and  I like   it.   It’s very  interesting   and   a comedy drama   that makes any person both  laugh and cry .  It has six seasons .  I had to take a break from it  after season 3  but I don’t want to spoil   why  .   However  I am back to watching it and I’m on  the 5th  season  and I love it  .   I  can’t  get enough of  it. Apparently there is going to be a  sequel spinoff  reunion  show to this TV show as  well  and I can’t wait.  

So I  haven’t finished  either  of these two shows   yet.  So   I will give a proper  review  of  the two shows when I  am finished  watching  them.

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MY PREVIOUS TV SHOW WATCH/CURRENT TV SHOW WATCH & NOVEL READ?

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I’m on the roll  with watching and reading  historical  dramas  for some reason.  I  don’t  know why. I just can’t stop .

 A  couple of  days ago I  just  got finished  watching the Poldark  Series  . The  one with Aidan Turner  from 2015-2019.  Have you watched it yet?  I had  tried to watch  the  series maybe a  year ago  but I just couldn’t  get into it but I  saved  it anyway.  And  I started  to attempt to watch the  series again  a couple of  weeks ago . And I must say I am glad I did watch  the whole series this time . I was  sad to see it end. The series  itself ended  on a cliffhanger  on season 5 . 

I wanted  it to go on forever  because the books  series  has a much longer  story to it.  Perhaps  I need  to add  the book series to my summer book  list.  

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POLDARK is  basically  about an English Captain named  Poldark  who comes  home to Cornwell  after 3 years of  fighting in the American Revolution. The  series follows his life and the  life of his family and community .  

I can’t say I  loved it as much as  the Outlander TV  SERIES.   But there  were  these  pockets of favorite moments and scenes  in the series  that are going to be memorable  for me  and maybe get me to rewatch it. 

There  were  favorite   characters  that I couldn’t   wait  for their  scenes  to come back on the screen .  Maybe because the actors  were so well  suited  for the character .   I don’t  know but they did a good job. 

There were  also those favorite characters  you love to hate  and every  moment you  watched  you wished they got  their comeuppance.  But dammit   that moment never  came.  But  boy  did that keep me on  the edge of  my couch .   It was  rather  exciting . 

I’m  going to write another  post about my favorite  characters  and favorite  most hated characters  from the TV Show Poldark.  So look  out for that . I  can’t  wait to show you .

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I  kind of have a secret  interest, obsession  and  love  for  all  things  about pirates .  In college I  even made a  magnetic  pirate  board  game.  I got  a  B-  on it  but hey .  Can’t please  them all.  

With that thought  the current show I’m now  watching  is BLACK SAILS.

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 BLACK SAILS Its  a prequel  to  Treasure Island I’m  only  on the 2nd  episode of the 1st season right  now. So  it’s  really early  to tell  whether  I  like  it right now for its story. But I’m willing to give it a chance . Since they introduced Long John Silver  and made a  mention  of Black  Beard (I  would say in a pretty crude manner) . So   I’ll let you know   how  it goes  for me  with this  show in  another  post..

My current read as of  now  is  the first book in the OUTLANDER  SERIES .

I  will  also write an individual post on this  as  I  read through it  .  So there might  be  more than  one.   I’m not as   fast a reader as  I once  was (okay so  a couple   of months ago I  did read  a VC  ANDREWS   novel in like   two nights . But   that’s different.  It was a much  faster  read. And it  was DAWN.  Who doesn’t  love that book)  

Well  anyways   I’m only on chapter  2  in OUTLANDER  (so if this was the  tv show it’s  still the pilot)  and  I must say that so far  the book  compared  to the pilot of the tv show   is a breath of   fresh air.  Its  filling in the blanks  of  certain things that was missing  completely in the  pilot .   I’ll explain how on  another post.  But  I’m going to keep on reading   it and I’ll let you know  how it goes.

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