October 29, 2016

Stranger Things Ala Peanuts

Filed under: Television — Tags: — rvchua @ 10:38 am

If you were afraid of the Demogorgon in Stranger Things, I think you would find it a tad more bearable when it appears in this Stranger Things and Peanuts mashup as Snoopy!

P.S. I love this version of the Stranger Things theme.


October 13, 2016

Versailles Hair for Men

Filed under: Television — Tags: , — rvchua @ 12:44 pm

This was so funny! I think Louis XIV has the best hair in the series. You can get mesmerized with all that hair (and of course sex)!

October 7, 2016

The Royal Consort

Filed under: Television — Tags: — rvchua @ 2:20 pm

I know this is a highly fictionalized and romanticized version of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. I have heard and extreme versions of Prince Albert as a controlling husband, a strict father, etc. However in the Victoria the television series, I can’t help but fall for Tom Hughes’ Prince Albert. He is romantic, devoted, progressive, dutiful and always finding ways to prove himself.

I look forward to this series especially the scenes between Victoria and Albert. I don’t know how long the series will take the story. Until Albert’s death or until Victoria’s death?

September 15, 2016

Stranger Things

Filed under: Television — Tags: — rvchua @ 11:17 am

Staying up to 3:30AM to watch all eight episodes of Stranger Things has made havoc on my face! Last night I thought I would only watch 1 or 2 episodes but I just couldn’t stop. The show gave me vibes of The Goonies, E.T., Firestarter, etc. I really appreciated that the show did not drag. In just the first episode you know the basic direction of the show. Also there aren’t a lot of unnecessary detours that arise because of stupid decisions by some characters. I can think a lot of shows that could benefit with fewer episodes.

Right now I want to learn more about the show, like 80s movie references. By the way, I seriously love Eleven’s hair!

September 13, 2016

Doctor Thorne TV Series

Filed under: Books, Television — Tags: — rvchua @ 12:14 pm

29151142I am in a quandary. I have the second and third episode of the Doctor Thorne television series which is based on Anthony Trollope’s novel of the same name. So I don’t have the first one and I don’t know what to do. Most probably, I will have to read the book first. Thankfully I don’t have to read the novels of the Chronicles of Barsetshire in order though I am already finishing up Barchester Towers. I shudder the thought that the book would be as slow as Barchester Towers and is at least a hundred pages longer.

The television show includes Tom Hollander as Dr. Thorne, Ian McShane and Alison Brie.

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg Tandem

Filed under: Television — Tags: — rvchua @ 11:50 am

I just came across this new tandem: Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg. They made brownies and mashed potatoes before and have an upcoming tv series. I am seriously impressed with Snoop’s knowledge about home decorations.

September 5, 2016


Filed under: Television — Tags: — rvchua @ 12:37 pm

I never went to Versailles when I was in Paris in 2007 and I barely have any background on French history however this new tv series Versailles has caught my eye! I don’t know where to find a copy of season 1 (10 episodes) that I had to console myself with the documentary The Real Versailles hosted by Lucy Worsley and Helen Castor.

I may try to find books about the House of Bourbons. Are there noteworthy French queens not including Marie Antoinette?

September 2, 2016

Pedro Pascal’s Oberyn Martell

Filed under: Television — Tags: — rvchua @ 3:47 pm

Here is the story behind how Pedro Pascal got his role of Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones.

August 31, 2016

Taking a Break

Filed under: Television — Tags: — rvchua @ 2:08 pm

Although I have 20+ books in my current TBR, I need to take a break from all the reading I have done. Time to indulge my love for history. I don’t know a whole lot of Roman history but knowing who Caligula was is a good stepping stone. Next would be to trace his family history from the first emperor Augustus.

August 6, 2016

Tolkien Lessons with Stephen Colbert

Filed under: Books, Television — Tags: , — rvchua @ 10:44 am

Every time that Stephen Colbert talks about Tolkien’s works, I immediately feel the urge to read the Silmarillion again or read The Children of Hurin. Nienna’s name means She Who Weeps so it is understandable why Gandalf doesn’t interfere a whole lot in the events of LOTR.

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