All posts tagged: series

Review – Supergirl Pilot Episode

Starting a new series is always exciting, especially when they’re about superheroes… Female superheroes! I could say I didn’t know much about Supergirl and that would be the biggest understatement ever. I have absolutely no clue about anything related to her or Superman. To be completely honest, I have to say I’ve never really been a massive fan of DC Comics until recently, and that’s thanks to movies, series and, yeah, OK, comics. When I was a teenager, most of my comics were Image, or similar, or Spiderman. The cool thing about them was that there were a lot of female lead characters. The bad thing about it was that they were mostly hyper-sexualised versions of Barbie dolls. Characters like Witchblade (Image), Fathom (Top Cow), and the likes were really aimed at guys, I guess. I definitely didn’t feel identified with any of them. Even Tomb Raider comics (didn’t remember the publisher, but it seems it’s Top Cow too). I also read Crimson (Image/WildStorm). What all of them had in common were the same: busty …

September means motorbikes, monsters, mystery writing and science!

It’s on everyone’s mouths, yes, the topic everyone is talking about: September is here and summer is gone (I’ll leave the whole discussion of whether it is truly and officially gone, date-wise, for another time). I love summer, of course. I love the heat, the light, the sun, the feeling that I’m full of energy and being outdoors… I also love autumn, and winter and spring! OK, spring a bit less, mainly because I have allergies, but it’s still right there in the top four! Here I have to say that I’m not one of those: oh my god, autumn is here, drink all the pumpkin-something-tiny-drop-of-coffee-lots-of-milk-spices-spices kind of drinks girl. I don’t think I’ve ever had one of those… Ever. I like autumn because the world around me changes. Suddenly, the days start getting shorter, and the light changes, everything looks as if through a grey filter, very thin at first and a bit thicker as we approach winter. I like seeing the colours of the trees change. I like the fact that I can …