The Curious Case of The Walking Dead

Every now and then, a TV show comes along that captivates the attention of millions week by week. This was true for hits such as Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad, and the same was, originally, true for The Walking Dead. Prior to its debut on the small screen, the name was practically unheard of. Only those that were interested in comics and graphic novels would have likely heard of TWD. When the first episode aired though, millions of viewers across the world were given a wonderful look into an apocalyptical world, where human relationships took centre stage over the backdrop of an Earth overrun by zombies.

The human element was originally the selling point of the show. Of course, the production value was always great, and many viewers would have been particularly sickened during infamous gruesome scenes involving zombie guts. At its heart though, TWD places a heavy focus on the relationships of its characters which felt somewhat comforting in an apocalyptical world. Indeed, the show would soon subvert viewers by revealing that the ‘Walking Dead’ does not refer to the zombies, but the people that are trying to make a somewhat good life despite the hardships that constantly plagued them. This formula worked for a time, but unfortunately, the series soon took a turn for the worst sometime during its middle age. Continue reading “The Curious Case of The Walking Dead”

Choosing the Best Theatre in the UK

If you are thinking of going somewhere to see a play or show in the UK, then you will have a difficult decision. There are many theatres to choose from (if they haven’t been closed and transformed into bingo halls) all with different productions showing at any time. However, it is worth trying to think more specifically about what you might like to see, so that you can make that choice easier.

Musical vs Play

There are many different theatre productions but they tend to either be classified as a play or musical and you will need to decide which you think you would like to see. You may have seen both before and know which you would like or want to try something you have not tried before. If you find it hard to choose then you need to consider whether you will be happier watching something where the storyline is mainly sung and there are songs and dances throughout or whether you would rather watch something with very little music where everything is spoken. Continue reading “Choosing the Best Theatre in the UK”

Top 5 Disney Animated Movies

There are so many Disney movies to choose from and they all have different things that appeal. However, here is our top pick of five Disney movies which all have different strengths. If you have not seen all of them, then it is recommended that you choose one when you are next in the mood for watching a Disney animation.


Many people are probably sick of hearing about Frozen and see the themed things in the shops. However, the movie itself is well worth watching. The main storyline revolves around two sisters and it is a love story but much more modern than many Disney movies. It shows the importance of family relationships and how love between sisters can never be broken or challenged. It is something that anyone with a sibling and multiple children will enjoy and understand. It almost makes you feel that any family rift could be mended which gives a lovely warm feeling. Continue reading “Top 5 Disney Animated Movies”

Ways to save money when going to the Cinema

If you go to the cinema you can end up spending a lot more money than you may have intended. There are so many things that you can potentially pay for which will mean that the cost really adds up. There are ways that you can reduce those costs though.

Cheap Films

There are some days when films can be cheaper in some cinemas. This could be during the day or on certain days of the week. It is worth taking a look to see whether you can get a bargain. There are sometimes kids clubs where they are shown older films at a fraction of the cost which can be great for families that just want the fun of going to the cinema without being too fussy about what they watch. There may also be student discounts and OAP discounts so if either of these may apply to you, then it is worth looking into it more. Obviously deals and savings will vary between different cinema chains so if you have several of them locally, then compare them so that you can find the best deals for you. Continue reading “Ways to save money when going to the Cinema”

How to pick a good Family Film

If you are going to the cinema with the family, it can sometimes be difficult to pick a film that will suit everyone. You may all like different things or you may be worried about how suitable the film might be for certain family members. There are some things that you can do though to make the choice easier.


The film rating will allow you to judge what age groups it is deemed appropriate for. A U is unclassified and is suitable for anyone. A PG has some scenes which may be only suitable for older children and the children have to be with parents when watching it. Lately the rating has an explanation of what in the film made it need that rating and it is useful to read that so that you know whether those things matter. If you have a child sensitive to violence then this could be something you look for, for example. The other ratings are ages which children have to be before they are allowed to view a film and they are 12, 15 and 18. These are quite definite categories but some children may be more sensitive than others and a specific rating may still not be suitable for them even if they have reached that age. Continue reading “How to pick a good Family Film”

How to decide what to watch at the Cinema

Going to the cinema can be a lot of fun, but sometimes it can be hard to decide what film to watch. You may only go when there is a specific film on that you want to see but you may just decide to go and then decide on the film. In this situation it could be tricky knowing which film might be the best for you to watch.


We all prefer certain genre over others. We may like comedies and dramas or actions and thrillers. Some people like all types of film and others only like certain types. It is therefore worth finding out what sort of film those of you that are planning to go to the cinema like and then checking out what films that are showing fit in with that. Some films may cross several genre but others may just be very specifically in one category. Continue reading “How to decide what to watch at the Cinema”