Harley Quinn to come to Starling City?

‘Suicide Squad’, the latest episode of Arrow encapsulated many well known DC comic book villains through A.R.G.U.S and their recruitment of the ‘Suicide Squad’ itself, ran by The Arrow’s trusted sidekick John ‘Diggle’. But more importantly for fans of DC and their comics and/or adaptations we were given one of the best easter eggs so far in the show (OR IN ANY SHOW!).

The voice of HARLEY QUINN! Coming from behind a cell door yelling in her famous Brooklyn accent, “Do you cuties need some counselling? I’m a trained therapist.” Only that one line, and seeing a woman’s BLONDE hair through the window panel has given us avid fans more than enough to go crazy over!

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Harley Quinn, is (in comic book terms) royalty in the DC universe, being originally known as Dr Harleen Quinzel, working in Arkham Asylum, until she fell ‘madly’ in love her patient -Gotham City’s super villain The Joker.

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Although, always having a background in psychology, the adaptations have ranged for Harley Quinn, from Doctor, to stranger, to apparently now being “Trained in counselling”, which could suggest she is a Doctor, or at least has an extensive knowledge within psychology. The CW seemed to have kept two of the most iconic traits of Harley Quinn; her background in the study of the human mind and behaviour, and of course, her Brooklyn accent. The CW however, have full reign on every other element of the loveable and relatable villainess!- Her story. How has she ended up in A.R.G.U.S,? What are her plans? And most of all has she even met The Joker yet?Just about anything could go!

One thing is for sure, that’s not the last we will see of Harley Quinn in Arrow, (or maybe even in its spinoff series ‘The Flash’). Either way Harley Quinn is there (all be it, in a cell), but there is a very strong chance we have just caught a glimpse of season 3’s villain…

But where’s her ‘puddin’?

 

The Originals Extended Promo (1×18)

So every once in a while there are breaks in shows for a couple of weeks and The Originals is no exception to that norm. With having to wait three whole weeks for the next episode, Julie Plec and the team have defiantly left us needing our fix more than ever.

*If your not up to date with The Originals, I wouldn’t read ahead…

With the latest episode showing us that; Josh is back, Davina’s mojo is also back, Rebecca is really gone, and Genevieve is kind of easy when it comes to the sociopathic Original Hybrid himself. Not to forget the introduction of a female drug lord, and Hayley becoming pro-wolves, even when they’re plotting for domination of the French Quarter.

The extended prom implies that theres fun coming to New Orleans, Klaus is plotting with the witches, Davina is back in the swing of things in the magic department, and Elijah is still looking out for Hayley. But if anything is evident from the promo, it’s that “There will be no peace”.

The Originals. ‘The Big Uneasy’ 1×18, airs first in the states on April 15th.

Buffy Season 10 is here!

Buffy Season 10 is here!

As many of you may know the Josss Whedon’s beloved TV show Buffy The Vampire Slayer had a long and successful run of 7 aired seasons. Dying twice, and saving the world from all kinds of evil Joss didn’t want it to end there. But buffy on screen had ran its course. Therfore Joss decided to continue the ‘scoobie gangs’ journey through the medium of comic books. For those of you who didn’t know this check them out, they’re different from the show, as there is no limit of budget etc, but they’re still the unique characters we love.

SPOILER ALERT*

In season 8 we seen the evil ‘big bad’ Twilight, come to town and hunt the slayers down. Buffy, finding out Angel was Twilight, destroyed the seed of magic (the magic of our world), leaving a devasted Willow. Buffy’s rash action was due to the death of Giles, her mentor and father figure at the hands of Twilight- Angel, her true love.

Season 9 showed us the zompire race, a mix between vampires and zombies, and how the world was dealing with the seed of magic being no more. More to the point this showed us how Willow wasn’t dealing. Willow began a quest to restore magic whilst Dawn, the key, was slowly disappearing. This lead to a great battle in the Deeper Well (Illyria’s resting place), with Illyria ‘the old one’ her self on Buffys side and ultimately dying there. Magic had been restored. But the book of the ‘VAMPYR” first seen in the first episode of Buffy ‘Welcome to the Hellmouth’ was blank… And newly turned vampires from this point were not bound by the normal limits…

So here in season 10, we see the effects of this change in the effects of magic on vampires (they are immune to sunlight, and can turn into bats). Xander is seeing ghosts- a ghost to be exact. His deceased, ex-fiance Anya! And Giles, in the form of a child, is back! And Faith is back! What does this all mean? Anyone fathom a guess as to how this season is going to pan out? Feel free to comment below.

Book Review: The Secret Circle: Initiation and Captive 1

Book Review: The Secret Circle: Initiation and Captive 1

Initiation and Captive 1 are the first mini books in ‘The Secret Circle’ collection by L.J. Smith. The established writer has given us great reads such as The Night World series and The Vampire Diaries series. Although most recent and future books are written by ghost writers the stories and characters are still as captivating and riveting as ever.

The Secret Circle begins with a sixteen year old girl Cassie Blake , falling in love (however typical),¬†with an unknown tall dark and handsome man, whom she believes to be a stranger walking in and then out of her life. Cassie, then moves to New Salem where she begins life anew, however she soon finds out a secret the town has been hiding. There are witches in New Salem, and she is wanted in their coven. This is because Cassie Blake is a witch. But do all the witches want her is another question. Mean girl Faye most certainly seem to…

And Adam ‘that boy’ is one of those witches.

The characters we meet within are very different from what you would expect from the genre, with issues such as; inner turmoils, anger through pain, guilt and betrayal- aspects of all the different twelve members of the coven and each individual character can be viewed on several different levels along with the story itself, which is relatively unknown for the target audience, age range and genre (aforementioned).

It should be noted that this book is of the teen-fiction genre of todays society, which entails the supernatural and its themes, however the language is simplistic, which you would expect. The book is therefore accessible to anyone of reading ability and of any age, however experienced readers should take patience with the writing and style, or simply enjoy it as a simple but loveable read.

Although a great introduction to the lives of the inhabitants of New Salem, and the coven itself. The characters (in comparison to the CW adaptation) are not as engrossing or captivating. Within this book, as an introduction to the collection, we are simply introduced to the world and the themes which progress throughout the novels, however not in this particular one. Therefore this good-read, does not show the arc in its best light- again in comparison to the fast paced show, (however, axed after only one season). It is recommended for book lovers, and those with enough time to enjoy the series of books, to do so, but those whom want the great story and characters without going through several novels, may be best watching the TV adaptation of the same name: The Secret Circle. This has book has been given 6.4/10.

Book-Club Sundays

As of today, and every Sunday following I will be reading one book a week and giving a review on the Sunday. This will be the weekly book club and will entail books that began as a novel and were adapted into a TV show, or a book that was written due to a TV show.

I will attempt to be as creative as possible with the choices of books each week however any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Tonights review will be on ‘THE SECRET CIRCLE: INITIATION AND CAPTIVE 1’ the first book in The Secret Circle collection by L.J. Smith (writer of The Vampire Diaries novels also), which was adapted in to a CW series however unfortunately cut after just one series. Check out the review tonight!