Last week I hoped Lestrade would be given a chance to redeem himself before season 2 came to a close. Well, my wish came true. When Elementary excels, it’s because they’re focusing on relationships. Between Holmes and everyone else, yes, but also specifically when the people in Holmes’s life intersect and can teach one another something about working with, living with or even dare I say, being friends with the detective. For the first time, we see one of Holmes’s previous partners and current partners butting heads, but it may not be for the reasons you’d expect.
Holmes and Watson agree to let Lestrade stay with them while he seeks out his next job. Offers are flying in from all over the world and yet he drags his feet in making a decision. After coming off like a bombastic egotist last week, Lestrade is considerably more humble in light of his employment choices and confides in Joan that he doesn’t believe he will be able to live up to expectations. He thoroughly believes he was never more than an average detective. But as Joan points out, there’s no such thing as an average partner when it comes to Sherlock. He only tolerates the best, even if they look average alongside him.
Every week this month I’m looking at one of the ladies from NBC’s Hannibal and analyzing their style. For this final post I’m looking at Hannibal’s psychiatrist Dr. Bedelia du Maurier. Bedelia was one of the most interesting characters in season one because she was one of very few people whose loyalties remained ambiguous throughout. While it was strongly hinted at that she knew more about Hannibal’s real identity than she let on, the extent of that knowledge was never revealed. Bedelia’s style is, fittingly, very different from most of the other female cast members as she almost completely eschews intense patterns and sticks with solid, bold colors. Her style is put-together, almost unnervingly so, presenting a professional and distant facade to everyone who approaches her.
Bedelia owns one of the most iconic pieces of fashion seen on Hannibal, a red wrap-around shirt that hangs off her figure perfectly. If you’re looking to channel her style then this is a must buy.
Although consistently professional, Bedelia’s wardrobe is also subtly sexy. She wears a lot of figure hugging mini and pencil skirts that show off her legs as she sits and listens to her patient.
To help her legs really make an impact Bedelia lengths them with killer heels. She tends to keep the style and colour simple to let the heels do the talking.
Bedelia often uses belts to maximise the impact of her waistline. This is a cheap and effective way to alter your wardrobe and give yourself a great figure.
We have seen Bedelia in a few dresses when she wants to change from her usual suit style. These too keep to her simple, form fitting style and avoid strong patterns. The cut of the dress is often the most design it needs.
To finish off her outfits Bedelia often wears classic suit jackets. This is the one place we have seen subtle patterns creep in to break up her outfits. Here’s some items we picked for her:
Wallis Red Plain Wrap Blouse: (£33)
Paule Ka Stretch Cotton High-Waisted Pencil Skirt: (£135)
Saint Laurent Classic Janis 105 Platform Pump: (£516)
Dorothy Perkins Black Basic Waist Belt: (£7)
Issa Short Sleeve Viscose Jersey Wrap Dress: (£385)
Next Black and White Jacket: (£45)
Sophie Brown is one of the core contributors over at GeekMom and so far the only Brit, which sometimes makes her feel guilty for not being a bigger fan of Doctor Who and Sherlock.
She is a die-hard X-Phile who loves cross stitching and baking cupcakes whilst marathoning sci-fi shows on Netflix. She is also an occasional cosplayer, spends far too many hours reading and writing X-Files fanfiction, and is attempting to learn Latin this year. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, especially about anything X-Files related, but be prepared for a very long answer.
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Friends! Good things are afoot. If you live in the Twin Cities or plan to be visiting in the near future, please do me a solid and go check out my film while it’s screening at the Walker Art Center!
Tidal Wave Girls is a project I completed in 2013 and was lucky enough to see it featured on The Huffington Post and Jezebel. Now, it’s playing as part of a showcase at our wonderful modern art museum. It will be playing now through February 27th. You can check out showtimes and read about the other films playing as part of the showcase here.
If you can’t make it to the museum, but want to see it on your television screen, you are also in luck. The film will be playing January 19th at 9 PM on TPT MN Channel 2. Rebroadcast times can be found here.
And of course, you can just watch the darned thing by clicking play above. But you know… it’s still exciting to see it in a theater or on your telly.
Comics are truly great. But they can be a little intimidating, there’s no denying. Issue numbers in the hundreds and beyond. Comic book stores with wall-to-wall selection staring down at you. What’s an average Joe or Jane to do? “Like This/Read That!” is your semi-recurring comic book breakdown here at Being Geek Chic, sending out fresh reading recommendations that are simple, sensible, and positively super.
The fall TV season is just about to get underway, and with it comes a deluge of new shows vying for your attention. Some may be great, others may disappear into obscurity no sooner than they arrive. But in celebration of this yearly ritual and the new kids on the programming block, here are some comic book recommendations that may appeal to your TV watching habits.
The mini-wave of new TV shows that blend fairytale fantasy with modern day reality hasn’t swept me up personally, but I can’t judge you if that’s your thing. The Fables series of comic books were basically doing this same dance many years ago and I quite enjoyed it, so fans of that formula can’t go wrong here. These are familiar stories and characters presented with a clever new twist. Another reason now is a good time to check this series out: it will also have a video game to its name soon, brought to you in episodic form by the folks at Telltale Games (And suffice it to say this formula worked out pretty well last time around).
Which brings me to perhaps the most obvious comic book recommendation I can make. If you can’t get enough of AMC’s Walking Dead TV show, you owe it to yourself to read the comic series that first inspired the phenomenon. The tension, gore and zombie action are equally edge-of-your-seat and eye-catching in comic form, but it’s the tales of human survival and relationships in a post-apocalyptic setting that really define the series. Ask a diehard fan (of which there are many), and they’ll tell you these comics offer drama and emotional weight that consistently surpass what you’ll see on the TV show each week.
Law and Order. CSI. NCIS. Dexter. The list goes on and on. If you love police procedurals, TV is certainly your medium of choice. But there are many great stories in this genre to be found in the world of comics too. Why not start with something in that mold with a twist totally befitting the comic book aesthetic? This series will do the trick, following two homicide detectives who investigate crimes involving superheroes. You could call it CSI: Gotham City or Law and Order: Capes and Cowls Unit. As it happens, FX has actually been attempting to develop this into a TV series for a good while, and with any luck it will hopefully see the light someday.
The pitch for this series is a very simple one: our protagonist is the last man on earth. Aside from him and his pet monkey, also of the male persuasion, only the world’s female population remains. The hook pulls you in right off the bat and the story builds up the mystery in a number of interesting ways. But more than anything, its main draw is the way it explores what a world without men and our established gender split might look like.
Here’s a story that follows the daily adventures of a group of young, funny people who live in New York City. Sounds familiar, right? It could describe any number of popular TV sitcoms, from Seinfeld to Friends and How I Met Your Mother. But it also describes this acclaimed graphic novel, which is slice of life comedy at its best. I just started reading this one myself, and at over 600 pages, reading through it isn’t unlike sitting down to power through a season or two of a great TV show.
So there you have it, TV buffs and comic book kids. Now, I hope you’ll excuse me as I return to my couch and continue waiting eagerly for Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD to hit the air.
Guest post by Adam Giorgi, who also happens to be my brother. He’s a writer, gamer, reader and Potter head. He also makes cool comics from time to time. Check out his blog: Geek-Attack. Follow him on twitter: @adamgiorgi
Having a bad day? I’ve been stressed to an unhealthy level the last few weeks and there’s one place I turn time and time again. Not to my night stand for sleeping pills. Or to the buffet for caloric satisfaction. Or the shopping mall for retail therapy. Honestly, I just watch The IT Crowd. It’s my sure fire cure for a terrible, terrible day. I mean, Maurice Moss. Is there anything better?
Maybe this is really just a Richard Ayoade appreciation post. I don’t know. Either way.
P.S. If you really want a chuckle, check out this website some internet genius created for Reynholm Industries. God, I love nerds.
So the last episode of the first season of Orphan Black airs in a little less than an hour here and I can honestly say it’s been the biggest entertainment surprise of 2013 so far. Indeed, BBC America knew what they were doing when they came up with Supernatural Saturday. I can’t even believe I am writing this right now, but by the fourth week of their regularly scheduled sci-fi spree, I started looking forward to seeing Sarah, Felix and the clone crew a bit more than the Doctor. I know. I know. But it’s true.
Here’s five very good reasons why:
1. Tatiana Moslany: I know I am not the only person making this prediction, but Moslany is on the verge of being absolutely huge. She manages to bring out the most subtle emotions in each of the clones she plays and the way she uses her eyes as a central identifier between characters is so delicate and genius that I want to scream “Emmy! Emmy! Emmy!” every time I see that right eyebrow arch for Sarah or those lids blink rapidly for Alison. She truly makes the show what it is.