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My Favourite Things – July 2015

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It’s time for the July edition of “My Favourite Things”. A linkup hosted by Raisa and Eirene. This month I’m going to be discussing TV! Specifically, new(ish) TV that happened in July.

Gravity Falls

Gravity Falls finally came back in July. If you’re a fan you’ll know that the second season has been going for more than 12 months now. Disney is reeaaallllyyy dragging it out and it is very frustrating to get to see 3 episodes at a time, 3 weeks apart. Especially for a show as full of mystery and intrigue as this.


Gravity Falls is an animated show that follows the story of one summer in the life of twins Mabel and Dipper. It’s no ordinary summer though, because this year they’re going to Gravity Falls to stay with their great uncle (grunkle) Stan and they learn about all the mysterious happenings that go on in Gravity Falls. The show has lots of hidden things and there are cryptograms and lots of cool stuff.

Plus it has the coolest theme music of any show. Basically, go watch it.

Rick and Morty

Another animated show of awesome. This one, though, you should not sit down and watch with any kids.. ever. While it is animated it is definitely not kid safe which makes it all the better. Rick and Morty is about the adventures that a mad scientist (Rick) and his grandson (Morty) go on. Rick has a spaceship and they go on dangerous missions to different planets and dimensions, usually so Rick can go steal something of some value and get into trouble doing it. Fortunately, Rick is smarter than anyone you know and can usually get out of it.


 Penny Dreadful

And just in case you thought I was all about animated shows with crude jokes, here’s something completely different.

Penny Dreadful is a beautifully shot (I love when TV is as pretty as movies) Victorian horror series. It brings together many supernatural characters such as vampires, werewolves and Frankenstein’s monster while looking amazing doing it. The cast, which includes Josh Hartnett – who is surprisingly good – are excellent and Eva Green seems to be willing to try anything the writers will throw at her.

A word of warning though, the show is rated R (18+)  and has LOTS of nudity and sex, violence and horror. If you’re ok with that I’d definitely recommend watching it though. It’s pretty awesome.

Needless to say, it was an exciting month of TV for me and now I’m left a little empty with finishing up season 2 of Penny Dreadful.

9 thoughts to “My Favourite Things – July 2015”

  1. I just started catching up to Penny Dreadful! I fell behind after the first season but I’m so excited to see what’s to come :D I haven’t gotten over Proteus either :’D

  2. Rick and Morty looks like the kind of show I would watch.. it’s pretty twisted and it’s a cartoon haha. Reminds me of the even more morbid cartoons back in the early 2000s-late 90s. :D

  3. These shows looks good! The animated ones look really funny and I need to find the time and watch Penny Dreadful. I love horror and supernatural themes, so I think I will like it. :D Thanks for sharing!

  4. Penny Dreadful sounds interesting and I’ve seen it advertised around me, so maybe I’ll check it out? The other two shows are interesting especially Gravity Falls.

  5. Both Rick and Morty and Gravity Falls have been recommended to me before! I keep hearing good things about them. I need to get around to watching them soon. I’m always so behind on TV shows!

  6. Oooh Penny Dreadful! I’ve always wanted to watch it but I’ve been hesitant because I can’t do horror. I will lie awake at night thinking things are coming at me haha. Is it super scary or is it like… scary in the same level as a Gubler directed Criminal Minds?

    1. Unfortunately I haven’t seen Criminal Minds so I can’t comment on that. I don’t find it to be too scary, it’s more suspense about the unknown. There is some possession scenes and a lot of the gore is quite graphic.
      It might be the type of show to watch on sunny days :P

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