piątek, 23 października 2015

The Walking Dead

The "Walking Dead" is an American tv series representing the adaptation of the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman. Its first showing took place on October 31, 2010, and it has immediately been well received by the public. The "Walking Dead" is produced by AMC television channel and it's developed by Frank Darabont. Up to now, six seasons of the tv series were brought out and each of them was nominated for several awards, for instance, The Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series for Best Drama. 

Source: http://www.strefawalkingdead.pl/

The producer tells a story of the group of people who are trying to survive in the postapocalyptic world, brought under control by the zombies. Most of the episodes take place close to the city of Atlanta. The group, headed by the ex-sheriff's deputy, Rick Grimes (acted by Andrew Lincoln), struggle to survive in every possible way. 

Apart from Rick, the other main characters are:
  • Shane Walsh - Rick's best friend, also an ex-sheriff's deputy (acted by Jon Bernthal)
  • Lori Grimes - Rick's wife, who, believing her husband to be dead, starts a relationship with Shane and gets pregnant (acted by Sarah Wayne Callies)
  • Daryl Dixon - an expert tracker, who has the incredible skills in hunting and killing walkers (acted by Norman Reedus)

The official trailer of the first season
Source: https://youtu.be/R1v0uFms68U

piątek, 24 kwietnia 2015


I love the Showtime's TV series! It is an American television station, emited in many countries, mainly in the USA, founded in California in 1976. Among its most well-known TV series we can list, inter alia "The Brogias", "Californication", "Weeds" and "Dexter", on which I'll focus on.

 Source: http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/dexter/images/34653339/title/dexter-season-8-ew-magazine-cast-photos-photo/3

The first season of "Dexter" was created on the grounds of a novel, titled "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by Jeff Lindsay. The other seven seasons raised from the script written by James Manos Jr. Michael C. Hall received numerous awards and nominations for the role of the main character in "Dexter", for example, the Golden Globe Awards. The other actors playing in the TV series are Jennifer Carpenter as Debra Morgan (Dexter's step-sister, working as a detective in Miami Metro, in real life she is the actor's wife; they have divorced from each other exactly at the same moment when in the "Dexter's" plot Debra realised that she was in love with him), David Zayos as Angel Batista (a sergeant in Miami Metro), Lauren Vélez as Maria LaGuerta  (a captain in Miami Metro), C. S. Lee as  Vince Masuka  (a perverse Chinese police's laboratory worker) and many others...

Source: https://dissectingdexter.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/happy-birthday-michael-c-hall/

The main character of this TV series is Dexter Morgan, acted by Michael C. Hall, working for the Miami Metro Police Department as a blood traces analyst. He seems to be a perfect step-brother, father, husband and employee, but it's only a cover for his actual nature. He has a really dark secret - it turns out that at night, he is a serial killer. However,  it appears that, according to his specific codex, he can kill only one sort of people - the killers. Thanks to his extraordinary intelligence, adroitness, analytic skills and a little bit of fortune, he is able to verify if his "target" really is a murderer.

Source: http://erwinreviews.com/the-unworthy-dexter/

I can't tell more in order not to spoil all the plot...

Watch the opening credits of the "Dexter":

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

One of my favourites English-speaking music producers is known by his stage name, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.

Source: http://514blog.com/totally-enormous-extinct-dinosaurs/

His real name is Orlando Tobias Edward Higginbottom and he was born on 7 March 1986. TEED is not only a music producer, but also a DJ and a singer, recording the indie electronic, house and indie pop music.

As a singer, he has recorded only one solo disc, titled "Trouble", published in 2012 in cooperation with the Polydor Record Label.

Source: http://www.thelineofbestfit.com/reviews/albums/totally-enormous-extinct-dinosaurs-trouble-101351

TEED'S work on the "Trouble" was appreciated when he received the UK Festival's Award nomination for the best disruptive performance.

Among his most well-known songs we can list "Household Goods", "Promises", "Solo" and "Garden", which became popular in Poland thanks to one of the Nokia's advertisements - its authors used it as a soundtrack.

Listen to the "Garden's" music video:

If you want to visit the official TEED's profile on tumblr.com, follow the link: http://totallyenormousextinctdinosaurs.tumblr.com/

wtorek, 20 stycznia 2015

Naomi Alderman "Disobedience"

The James Naughtie’s  Bookclub invites Naomi Alderman to talk about her book, titled ”Disobedience”. It was published in 2006 and it made its author one of the best young novelists that everyone watched and read.

                                                                  Naomi Alderman
                                                               source: http://www.naomialderman.com/about/

The book relates the story of a young woman, one of the habitants of a Jewish community in
North London. The author focuses on the description of tensions experienced by Renette, who after
leaving the community is living in New York, embroiled In an extramarital affair. She comes back to London for her father’s funeral, where she meets Este, a Rabbi’s wife, which is attracted to her.

The journalist finds “Disobedience” a funny and sharp novel, that describing Jewish traditions and faith, presents an ambiguity of the principal characters. It’s a complex book in terms of the religious aspects showed by the author in a very technical way. In order to expose the Jewish tradition, the novelist starts each chapter with a short commentary of religious texts.

source: https://mybookishfriends.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/28-naomi-alderman-disobedience/

Naomi Alderman was herself in a similar situation as the main character of her book – she
grew up in the London’s Jewish community from where she got away to United States. After
publishing the novel, she came back which caused a mixed reaction. For the majority of Jewish
people, “Disobedience” reveals something that shouldn’t be revealed, the orthodox traditional
rituals. The novelist admits that, writing this book, she had a feeling inside herself that she shouldn’t
be doing it and that she should be quiet about it.

If you want to listen to the conversation with Naomi Alderman at James Naughtie's Bookclub, follow the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/bc

poniedziałek, 27 października 2014

A story to save my life


"Where the angels fall", in the original language "Tam, gdzie spadają anioły" is one of the books of Dorota Terakowska, published in 1998.

source: http://www.subiektywnieoksiazkach.pl/2012/01/dorota-terakowska-poczwarka.html

The writer tells a story od a five-year-old girl named Eva who, lost her guardian angel, Ave, is trying to find him. As it turned out, he has fallen to earth, during a battle with his evil twin brother, a black angel, Vea. When the guardian angel, loses his powers, Eva loses his divine protection and gets an incurable form of leukemia.

source: https://paulinkalinka.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/tam-gdzie-spadaja-anioly-dorota-terakowska/

One day, Maria, Eva's grandmother, finds one of the Ave's feathers, lost during the battle with Vea. Fallen angel, wants to help the little girl, so he tells her a divine secret - what should she do to make him powerful again. Following his advice, Eva is trying to accomplish three difficult tasks to save her guardian angel and, as a result, to save herself...

If you want to find out if she's going to make it, follow the link to the free pdf version of the book: http://pl.static.z-dn.net/files/d66/f38687d6b4e7b65e8305554cb871e0d8.pdf

niedziela, 19 października 2014

Wikipedia note

                                                             GABA KULKA

Gabriela Kulka, known as Gaba Kulka was born in Warsaw in 1979. She is a Polish independent singer, songwriter and pianist. She is a daughter of Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, a well known violinist and academic professor.

source: http://gabakulka.com/pl/galeria-pl.html

Her music style is a combination of jazz, rock, sung poetry with elements of musical and music theatre. The artistic creation of Gaba Kulka is often comaprede to works of Kate Bush and Tori Amos.

source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk4RgHmTFwQ

By now, she's recordered four solo albums: "Out" in 2007, "Hat, Rabbit" in 2009, "Wersje" in 2013 and "The Escapist" in 2014.

Click the link below to see an english version of  the official Gaba Kulka's website: