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Thoughts Over Tea

Feeling myself complete when it is autumn and I am watching Doctor Who in a blanket burrito.

The Imitation Game review

I watched this movie without knowing anyhing about Alan Turing. In fact, I only read one sentence about it on Imdb: “During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. “. Beside this I heard so many people saying that it is really good, so I had it on my watchlist since it was released. With my new love for Benedict, it was the perfect time to finally watch it.

First of all, I fell in love with the setting. I have a thing for England in itself, but if it is England in the fourties-fifties then oh… I am already sold. The World War obviously gives it a serious tone, but I didnt sit down expecting a funny story anyway. I have to say it was different from what I thought it will be, but in a good way. I loved the fact that we could see a lot from Alan Turing himself and not just him breaking the enigma.

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I wasn’t sure about Turing’s character in the beginning – if I will like him or not. He seemed a bit arrogant and full with himself. But as the story was going further I started to like him. He was such a strong person as he didnt give up on what he believed in. It’s really inspiring. I also liked his weirdness and shyness.

The story isn’t the most exciting as most people know the ending. Altough as I said, I didn’t know much of Turing’s life so I had a few things that surprised me. But even for those who know the story, I think it can be interesting to learn more about it, and see the process.

This was the first movie of my Benedict Cumberbatch watchlist. I have to say that his acting skills amaze me. After Sherlock it was a bit strange to see him as a stutterer, self-doubting person, but he played it very well.
I am not a big fan of Keira Knightley, but I actually started to like her in this movie. I am glad that with her character the movie had a bit of feminism.

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 Warning: spoilers after the ‘read more’ tag.(Altough if you know the story and Turing’s life it is not spoiler)

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BBC Sherlock (spoiler free review)

Between Christmas and New Year’s Eve I had plenty of time, so I binge watched BCC Sherlock. I wanted to watch this series for a few years now, but I had other shows I was more interested in. I also wasn’t really sure that it will be my cup of tea as I am not a huuuge fan of crime shows. I don’t know if I am glad that I watched it now so I didn’t have to wait so long between the seasons, or If I’m sad because I didn’t get the excitement of waiting and guessing. Anyway, it is so much better than I thought it will be, and I’m not kidding when I say that it is my favorite show.

I think it is important to say that this show is different from the typical crime shows and as far as I know, even the previous Sherlock Holmes stories. As I said, I am not a big fan of those kind of shows that are just simply about different cases in each episode and the main detective solving them. I like that there are links between the murders and cases, and the characters personal lives get a bit more attention. If you are all about the typical crime stories you may won’t like this, but I would still give it a go.

 I fell in love with Sherlock’s character in 0,005 seconds. His lack of social skills cause so many funny scenes, but him being a genious amaze me every episode(Not to mention Benedict Cumberbatch’s acting which is out of this world by they way).
John is there for Sherlock to complete him and be more human and polite. His doctor and soldier past can be handy on the London battlefield tough.
Beside the two main characters, I feel like that there is maybe one person who I am not a big fan of(she appears in the third season), but other than that everyone is so lovely and well-worked out. I even like the villains in an odd way(And I am usually not the person who likes the bad guys). Mrs. Hudson is one of my favorite, I love how she looks like a poor elderly widow, but she can be real sassy if it comes to it.

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 I also can’t leave out the fact how beautifully made this series is. I’ve always felt like the british put more effort into making tv shows visually nice(perhaps the reason why there are less episodes per season) and oh, this is a perfect example for that! The edits between the scenes can be shockingly well-made.
The actors are all amazing. You can’t even find the tiniest muscle on their faces that is not relevant to the role they are playing.

 It is also worth to mention the type of humor that this show has: it is really intelligent, clever, and that is the absolutely winning factor for me. I love dramas. I live for dramas. But as my life can be sometimes fulfilled with them, I like it if I can have some giggles at the end of the day. As I am not the kind of person who enjoys the fart-racist-vulgar, ‘trying too hard to be funny’thing, this show is just the perfect entertainment for me. I never laughed as hard on a comedy movie as I have on this series.

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 Talking about dramas: It is brilliant how the creators can manage the drama and the action in this story. I love it how lot of the times they make the drama so dramatic that you just can’t take it(pool scene in season one, fight scene in A Scandal In Belgravia). They don’t take themselves too seriously on this case usually(not talking about the new season tough, planning another post for that) and this is one of the reason why it is unique. Probably the reason why it became this popular.

 I am Sherlocked, that is for sure.

 I am planning a bit more detailed review, perhaps one post per season, but I wanted to post this general review without spoilers.

 Do you like BBC Sherlock? Who is your fave? OTP?

All pictures from tumblr.

Something new

So, as you can see, I  haven’t been really good at this blogging thing. Lot of the time I even forget that I have this site… Let alone making posts.

Anyway, because I would like to motivate myself for writing and to watch more movies and read more books, I will mainly write reviews of these from now on.

I have some posts planned: I binge watched BBC Sherlock in the winter break and I loved it, so I have to write about it! (Also, two days until the new episode yaaaaay – fangirl time)
Also I may write about a few movies I watched, such as About time, Dream Boy, Love the Coopers. So if you would like to read my opinion on these, come back soon!

Oh, and Sherlock made me obsessed over this BEAUTIFUL human being, so I will probably watch every single one of his movies.

First thoughts over my evening tea

As I am here, an almost twenty years old, so called woman, I got mental breakdowns on a daily basis, mostly because I feel that I am a failure at everything. I have huge plans, so I probably should have work my not so tiny arse off, every single day, but instead: here I am, laying on my bed with my cat, an empty Cheetos bag, and tons of lack of motivation. Mostly I made this blog because this is a great practise for my english, and also, as there are many stressful weeks ahead of me, I feel like, that it is good to have a place where I can get some things off my shoulder.

 I used to be passionate about writing, but somehow, somewhere along the way, I am afraid that I have lost it. Probably for a person who wants to be hairdresser or a lawyer, it isn’t such a big deal to get rid of something they used to love. For me although, it is a quite scary thing, because I am willing to be a journalist. I wanted to own a blog for a reaaally long time, but because I don’t own a camera to take pretty pictures, I thought that nah, I will wait until I can make it perfect with beautiful images. I realised, that I have way more important things(unfortunately) to spend my money on, so it not seems like that it will happen in the near future. So here I am, trying to do this, not taking myself too seriously, enjoying myself while hopefully getting into writing again, developping my english writing skills.

Perhaps, I should start with introducing to you. My name is Tímea, I am living in Hungary, I am a senior in high school. As you already know, I want to be a journalist, I would like to study in Scotland or England. I am interested in books, movies, makeup, fashion, sewing and baking – so these topics will probably be found on this page. I am a whole-souled feminist and a trior optimist. Unfortunately, way more shy than I would like to be.

 Feel free to correct me please.

Love and all,

               Tímea

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