David Tennant & Emily Watson to Play Husband and Wife in ‘The Politician’s Husband’

Politics are in fashion on TV, with political series becoming as prevalent as medical dramas.

Former Doctor Who star David Tennant will co-star with Emily Watson as husband and wife on BBC Two’s upcoming political series, The Politician’s Husband.

Deadline reports that the new three-part series will explore the changing family dynamics when a wife becomes a greater success story than her husband.

The series comes from Paula Milne and serves as a follow up to the 1995 feature film of the same name.

Doctor Who fans will definitely want to check this one out. Tennant did a great job in last year’s Fright Night and we can’t wait to see him in this new political drama.

New political series to hit the air this TV season include HBO’s Veep, which stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and USA Network’s Political Animals, which stars Sigourney Weaver.

Summer TV 2012: 20 New and Returning Must-See Shows

The month of June is upon us and now that Memorial Weekend is past we can dig our heels in for summer television. Plenty of shows are returning with new seasons in the coming weeks and we’ve gathered the ones you should be tuning into and even discuss the marketing behind their new seasons. As usual, beware of spoilers!

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20. America’s Got Talent (Season 7)
NBC, Mondays at 8/7c

Summer started early for NBC and America’s Got Talent as we’re already three weeks into the auditions. While there’s a healthy amount of dance groups, comedians, magicians, singers, musicians, stuntmen and bizarre acts all vying to be Las Vegas’ next million dollar attraction, the main reason to watch this show is Howard Stern. Whatever impulsive reaction middle America had towards the Sirius XM Radio personality at the first announcement of him becoming a judge, they should know by now that the King of All Media is a pretty darn good judge who explains himself, gives constructive criticism, has complete charm and control of the room, has a much warmer heart than what he’s given credit for and he does have an eye for talent.

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19. Necessary Roughness (Season 2)
USA, Wednesday, June 6 at 10/9c

Personally, what this show has going for it is that it’s completely different from the fleet of procedurals, courtroom dramas, and reality series.  When Callie Thorne got a Golden Globe nomination as a therapist with all of the answers at work but was a mess at home it raised eyebrows. Additional allure comes when we’d like to guess which current NFL diva wide receiver inspired Terrence King (Mehcad Brooks), but because the show is based on the life of Dr. Donna Dennenfelser and her no-nonsense advice to high profile clientele, we can’t help but wonder if Dani’s other cases resemble anyone from the real world. This season we’ll find out how T.K. survives that season one finale (you know he will), and Dani will begin treating another football player.

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18. Suits (Season 2)
USA, Thursday, June 14 at 10/9c

Fans of Suits will be tuning in on the premiere to see if Trevor (Tom Lipinski) let Mike’s (Patrick J. Adams) big secret out and if he does, what are the consequences he’ll be facing? Look for Margo Martindale to square off against Harvey (Gabriel Macht) in the courtroom and we finally get to see what the hotshot lawyer does in his off time.

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17. Weeds (Season 8 )
Showtime, Sunday, July 1 at 10/9c

Season 7 ended with a gunshot and come the first of July, we’ll find out who was at the receiving end of that sniper bullet. Now the show would like you to believe it was Nancy Botwin (Mary Louise-Parker) but that wouldn’t be fun, would it? Botwin is just one of the possible victims along with Andy (Justin Kirk), Doug (Kevin Nealon), Shane (Alexander Gould), and Silas (Hunter Parrish). And like any good cliffhanger involving a shooting, we must find out who pulled the trigger. Hence, the tongue and cheek poster above. One of the other things on the minds of Weeds watchers, is will this be the final season?

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16. Common Law (Season 1)
USA, Fridays at 10/9c

Already two weeks into its first season, this new buddy detective drama from USA already has the network shine on it. The idea of L.A. detectives going to couples therapy to work out their issues puts a new spin on the procedural. Snappy dialogue, funny situations, and two crazy lead characters played by Michael Ealy (Travis) and Warren Kole (Wes)–this show is already a hit in my book. Jack McGee is terrific delivering those cringe-worthy lines as the father-like Captain Sutton and who else wants to see Sonya Walger to find a long-term permanent TV home?

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‘DOCTOR WHO’ ALERT! New TARDIS Companion — and Nerd Fantasy — Unveiled!

Good news, Whovians! According to the BBC, Doctor Who‘s latest TARDIS companion has been chosen — probably in a bloody battle ’til the death cagematch (or probably not). But the young actress who beat out hundreds of other up-and-comers to star alongside Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor is 25-year-old Jenna-Louise Coleman. Here is an excerpt from the press release from the BBC:

“Best known for her roles in Emmerdale (Jasmine Thomas) and Waterloo Road (Lindsay James), Jenna will replace Karen Gillan when she and Arthur Darvill bow out of the show in a heartbreaking departure after one final series of rollercoaster voyages later this year on BBC One.

Jenna says: “I’m beyond excited, I can’t wait to get cracking; working alongside Matt I know is going to be enormous fun and a huge adventure.”

The Doctor will meet his new friend in a dramatic turn of events as the show builds towards its enormous, climactic 50th anniversary year – full of thrills, adventures and big surprises. Series seven is currently filming and comprises 14 big, blockbuster-movie episodes – each a brand new epic adventure featuring new monsters and some familiar foes as you’ve never seen them before.

Lead writer and Executive Producer, Steven Moffat, says: “It always seems impossible when you start casting these parts, but when we saw Matt and Jenna together, we knew we had our girl. She’s funny and clever and exactly mad enough to step on board the TARDIS.

“It’s not often the Doctor meets someone who can talk even faster than he does, but it’s about to happen. Jenna is going to lead him his merriest dance yet. And that’s all you’re getting for now. Who she’s playing, how the Doctor meets her, and even where he finds her, are all part of one of the biggest mysteries the Time Lord ever encounters. Even by the Doctor’s standards, this isn’t your usual boy meets girl.”

Danny Cohen, Controller, BBC One, adds “As we approach Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary it’s great to welcome a new companion to the TARDIS. I feel confident the Doctor will look after her in his own very unique style.”

In 2011, Jenna made her big screen debut in Captain America: The First Avenger and is soon to star as Annie Desmond in ITV1’s Titanic. She has just finished filming on Stephen Poliakoff’s Dancing On The Edge for BBC Two.”

So, Whovians, what do you think? Think Coleman has the chops to replace Gillan and Darvill? Or do you think Season Seven will be be lacking the appropriate chemistry needed to keep us interested?

‘Doctor Who’ Rebooter Russell T Davies Creates ‘Aliens Vs. Wizards’

According to BBC News, Russell T Davies — the man who rebooted Doctor Who after a long hiatus in cult heaven and turned David Tennant into the nerd-god we sonic screwdriver owners worship on a daily basis — will make a return himself to series television with the new Children’s BBC series, Aliens Vs. Wizards.

Co-created with Phil Ford (The Sarah Jane Adventures), Aliens Vs. Wizards centers around two teenaged boys — one who’s a secret wizard and the other who’s a wannabe scientist — who battle aliens who threaten the Earth. (It’s like Cowboys Vs. Aliens but instead of cowboys, it’s wizards! Or like Attack The Block but with White people!)

“Writing for children is the biggest challenge of all and I think CBBC stands right at the heart of broadcasting,” said Davies told the BBC News.

Davies actually began his TV writing career in children’s television before moving on to more adult fare like Queer as Folks. In 2005 he brought Doctor Who back to the BBC after a 16-year hiatus and then oversaw the production of spin-off series Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Of course, Davies blew up larger than most television showrunners and bolted for Hollywood in 2009 to work on various projects, including the fourth season of Torchwood (titled Miracle Day) which was co-produced by the American cable channel Starz. But in 2011, he returned to the UK, putting his career on hold after his partner Andrew Smith was diagnosed with brain cancer.

And now, Davies returns with a brand new British series.

Aliens Vs. Wizards will be a series of 12 half-hour episodes produced by BBC Wales in association with FremantleMedia Enterprises to be broadcast on CBBC in the Fall. There is still no word on whether or not the show will be aired in The United States.

BBC’s Sherlock and Mickey Will Travel to The Final Frontier

benedict cumberbatchThe manor of lord Cumberbatch is expanding. Hot off being cast as the voice of Smaug and the Necromancer in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again, featured in Oscar buzz films Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and War Horse, the star of BBC’s Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch just landed a lead role in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek sequel. Deadline reports that it is not known whether he will play a villain or hero but it is indeed a lead role.

Variety also reported on Wednesday that sci-fi veteran Noel Clarke will also board the adventure as a family man with a wife and young daughter. Clarke is the third British actor to draw Abrams’ eye most likely in five seasons playing Doctor Who sidekick Mickey Smith.

Cumberbatch and Clarke will be first time Trekkers along with Alice Eve and Peter Weller. They will merge with a returning cast of Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and Simon Pegg. Benicio del Toro was supposed to be cast as the film’s villain but could not come to financial terms and ultimately passed on the role that many had believed it would be Khan. It’s possible Cumberbatch could be del Toro’s replacement as it was said they wanted to fill the antagonist role quickly. Another question in Star Trek castings is whether or not Cumberbatch is playing a younger version or relative of a classic character, or he could be a completely new character that will be introduced in Star Trek 2.

Abrams is directing while the screenplay written by Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. All four parties will co-produce with Bryan Burk and David Ellison. Paramount is planning a May 17, 2013 release date for the film.

‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special Review: ‘The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe’

Happy Holidays, Whovians!

Man, it feels like it’s been a while even though “The Wedding of River Song”, the last episode of the sixth season of Doctor Who aired in October. And it looks like it’s going to be a long time before the seventh season airs in both the United Kingdom and the United States — in late 2012, if we’re led to believe — and with less Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill). Things are a-changing in the TARDIS.

In the meantime, Steven Moffat and company were kind enough to churn out another Christmas special — entitled “The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe” — to tidy us over until next Fall. And while the episode wasn’t as masterful as last year’s “A Christmas Carol” — IT STARRED MICHAEL “PROFESSOR DUMBLEDORE” GAMBON FOR GOODNESS’ SAKE! — it still packed an emotional wallop that was on par with many of the episodes that aired this past season.

“The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe” continues one of the main themes of the sixth season: coping with the inevitability of death. The Widow of our story, Madge Arwell (played by West End veteran Claire Skinner), has received a condolence letter from the British Royal Air Force informing her that her husband Reg (Alexander Armstrong) had been killed in action while flying a raid to combat Nazi Germany. But the letter arrives a few days before Christmas. Not wanting to ruin the holidays for her two children (Maurice Cole, Holly Earl), Madge takes them away to a house in Dorset, hoping to not reveal the tragic news to them until after the celebrations.

The Dorset house is being looked after by The Caretaker a/k/a The Doctor (Matt Smith), of course. There, The Doctor helps with the charade, unbeknownst to Madge, and shows the children the wonders of laid out of them in each room. In the living room, there is a big blue box (not the TARDIS) that the youngest of the two, Cyril, is a little too eager to check out. Turns out, it’s a portal to another planet that is sort of like Narnia but is filled with nothing but awesome Christmas trees. And there’s no Jesus-like figure in the guise of a lion. There is an angel though — The Doctor himself.

You see, The Doctor and Madge met three years prior when he fell out of space and landed on a road not too far from her home. He was in a space suit at the time (a nice call back to the astronaut suit in season six), so she doesn’t recognize him when she sees him at the Dorset house. The suit is weird to her, at first, but she soon pegs The Doctor as a guardian angel.

And a guardian angel he is. After Cyril gets lost in the woods, The Doctor, Madge and Madge’s daughter Lily go searching for him. Madge meets a group of armed humans from the future who will make it rain acid in the forest to turn it into fuel. The Doctor and Lily find Cyril and as it turns out, the young boy is in tune with the spirits of the forest. They are extremely worried about the end of their existence and need conduits to escape their immediate destruction.

Of course, the Madge storyline and the forest storyline collide in an amazing sequence — one of the most thrilling of the sequence — where The Doctor guides Madge to absorb the spirits and to use a time vortex to aid in their escape. She uses her memories to guide them back to 1940’s Earth, which includes the knowledge of Reg’s death. It’s a heartbreaking moment, and Skinner sells the hell out of it. At that moment, it stops being Doctor Who and it becomes The Madge Show. The entire episode was Madge’s to begin with. The Doctor is The Companion. Brilliant stuff.

There are a couple of happy endings, which has been a rarity in the Moffat-era Doctor Who. This is the showrunner’s Christmas present to Whovians. Death may be inevitable but living to be with your loved ones — as Madge does for her husband and children, and as The Doctor does for Amy and Rory — is the most vital lesson we all need to learn.

So yes, I loved this episode. It was fantastic and fun. It’s going to be a long, agonizing wait until season seven.

UK Gets New Year’s Premiere Date For Sherlock Season 2 – Americans Just Get Photos

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I love British television but there are some days I wished I was actually in the UK to watch it. One of those days is this upcoming New Year’s Day when the second season of Sherlock. Co-Creator and head writer, Steven Moffat tweeted today:

“Sherlock returns, Sunday, Jan 1st, 8.10pm, BBC1. First the woman, then the Hound and then, of course, the fall…”

What he’s referring to are the three titles of each 90-minute films: A Scandal in Belgravia, The Hounds of Baskerville and The Reichenbach Fall.

A Scandal in Belgravia is described as follows:

Compromising photographs and a case of blackmail threaten the very heart of the British establishment, but for Sherlock and John the game is on in more ways than one as they find themselves battling international terrorism, rogue CIA agents, and a secret conspiracy involving the British government. But this case will cast a darker shadow over their lives than they could ever imagine, as the great detective begins a long duel of wits with an antagonist as cold and ruthless and brilliant as himself: to Sherlock Holmes, Irene Adler will always be THE woman.

Moffat and co-creator Mark Gatiss’ (also Doctor Who writers) contemporary take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes is the must-see version of the famed private investigator starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes), Martin Freeman (Dr. John Watson), Mark Gatiss (Mycroft), Rupert Graves (Inspector Lestrade), Andrew Scott (Moriarty), Una Stubbs (Mrs. Hudson) Louise Brealey (Molly Hooper) and Lara Pulver (Irene Adler). It took TV by storm in England in the summer of 2010 reaching over 9 million viewers for each episode and in the States when it eventually aired on PBS in the fall of that same year. It won the British Academy Television Awards in 2010 and was nominated for an 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Mini-Series, Movie or Dramatic Special. If you haven’t seen this yet, spend the holidays with the DVD or blu-ray of Season One.

For all of my fellow stateside BuzzFocus readers, we have to wait until May to see it air on PBS on Masterpiece. Or for those who savvy with TheTelly.net you too can get BBC One on your laptop, TV or mobile device. By the way, if you need your Benedict Cumberbatch fix this winter, you can catch him in the film adaptation of John le Carré’s espionage novel, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. You can also see Martin Freeman in the role that I was introduced to his talent in the original Office as Kevin which just came out in a 10th Anniversary DVD.

In the meantime, here are some photos for Season 2 to hold you over.

Blu-ray Review: ‘Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series’ – Still One of TV’s Absolute Best

It feels like only yesterday that everyone, me included, was marveling over the Complete Series 5 Blu-ray set of Doctor Who. In fact, it was over a year ago that the 11th Doctor and friends left our TV screens for the first time, wrapping up an incredible season and leaving fans excited for the future. It marked an amazing debut for new show runner Stephen Moffat, new Doctor Matt Smith and new companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams, played by Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill respectively. When Series 5 ended, we were treated to an exceptionally happy ending with the universe saved, the Doctor restored and Amy and Rory married. We were also left with a lot of lingering questions and mysteries to be solved, prominently about the identity and history of River Song (Alex Kingston). But without a doubt, we were in a great new era of Doctor Who. Flash forward to the present, where Series 6 is now done and compiled here on another beautiful Blu-ray box set. Did Moffat and company’s second year on the show live up to everyone’s high expectations? Did it match or even surpass the quality and brilliance of the Series 5?

Sadly, not quite.

Buzzfocus has already covered the 2010 Christmas special and first half of Series 6 on Blu-ray (the BBC loves releasing these Who series in parts as the show is ongoing), which you can find here and here. This review will try to build upon that while offering a bit of a different perspective. One thing is for sure: this is definitely not the season new viewers should use to jump into the show. It’s still recommended that folks begin either last season or back to Christopher Eccelston’s debut in 2005.

To quickly summarize: this series begins some time after the last, with the Doctor off on adventures and Amy and Rory enjoying the married life. A series of invitations bring Amy, Rory and River Song to America (fun fact: this is first time the show has filmed in the US) where they meet the Doctor. Things quickly go bad for our hero and friends, and a mystery is put into place that carries through until the very end of the season, a constant dark cloud hanging over our hero’s heads. New enemies are introduced, old friends are re-imagined and brought front and center, and outstanding mysteries are finally answered while new questions are raised for the future of the show to address.

Doctor Who is an incredibly plot-heavy show, and when it hits all of its notes properly, it’s the best science fiction program on television today. When it misses, and this season has plenty of misses, it’s noticeable and it brings down enjoyment of the series overall. I feel I need to explain my rationale for my review here to Who fans, and I will need to mention some specifics. There will be a few minor spoilers below, but no major plot reveals. Feel free to skip this next section and read on to the features and synopsis below it.

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The first half of the season is, for the most part, brilliant. The opening two part episodes “The Impossible Astronaut” and “Day of the Moon” are incredible, wonderfully written and full of an amazing mix of fun, adventure, dread and mystery. My jaw dropped during the first five minutes of the show and I was on the edge of my seat for hours afterward. We are introduced to The Silence, a terrifying new enemy that the Doctor has to deal with. These aliens have been meddling with human history for centuries, and have the power to make people forget about them the moment they look away from them. It becomes clear early on these baddies are, if not responsible, definitely related to the problems raised in Series 5. It’s also obvious that, despite having seemingly defeated them on Earth, these Silent will return to play a big role later in the season. We also have a mind-shattering death at the hand of a mysterious astronaut, a mysterious child on the loose, and hints that something is amiss with Amy when the TARDIS cannot determine whether or not she’s pregnant. The show comes out of the gate strong in a way it really hasn’t done before and lays the groundwork for an incredible season.

There is one misstep in the first half of the season. After establishing a compelling season-spanning narrative, the show switches to stand-alone adventures, beginning with one aboard a pirate ship. This episode, on its own, would be fine as a Doctor Who story but unfortunately, it is placed early on in a season built up to explain some pretty key plot points, and this episode seems designed solely to give the audience a breather between the huge intro to the season, and the following episode, “The Doctor’s Wife”. This episode is easily one of the best of the new era of Doctor Who and a top episode for Matt Smith’s Doctor. It’s brilliantly written and beautifully executed love letter to the entire history of the show that old and new fans alike can enjoy. It’s an instant classic.

By episode 6 the mystery surrounding Amy is mostly solved and a huge plot twist is thrown the audience’s way. By episode 7, the Doctor has gone to war for his friends, and the identity and history of River Song finally starts to be revealed. The show fires on all cylinders leading up to its midway point. Unfortunately, the second half of the season is not as strong as the first; for all of the amazing build up and solid storytelling, the show does not deliver on its promises, not fully. Yes, we get answers, but they’re not as satisfying as they should be, and answers come at the expense of the believability of characters like Amy and River. As we’re exposed to more and more of River’s timeline and backstory, it becomes harder and harder to digest without turning off the brain completely. As we near the climax of the season, all eyes anxiously await the final reveal, in spite of some great standalone episodes (“God Complex”, “Girl Who Waited”) and some not so great episodes (“Night Terrors”). And as fun as it is to see James Corden return to Doctor Who after his episode last year, and as satisfying as it is to watch Amy and Rory’s time in the TARDIS begin to come to a logical end, ultimately, it all comes down to the major overarching themes of the season and how they are resolved.

And that’s where Moffat missteps, in my opinion. It’s fascinating and fun to watch the Doctor work his way toward his impending doom, but it’s never fulfilling for this viewer. We know the Doctor will be fine beyond this season, so it comes down to the “how” of it, the resolution. And the season lacks that resolution to really bring it all full circle. The Silence have so much potential as the new bad guys on Who, but they are completely underutilized and thus seriously weakened as villains. The twist at the end is not satisfying in any way but is, in fact, a bit of a confusing cop out, though admittedly not as bad as wishing the universe back into existence or towing the Earth itself through the universe (yes, these things happened). And what of River Song, that glorious, brilliant character introduced so many years ago? Well, let’s just say that now that we know most of her story, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense and she doesn’t really live up to the potential she had when she was shrouded in mystery.

There are those who will argue that the show is primarily geared toward children and, as such, we should accept and enjoy it at face value and on that level. I think that’s bollocks; great science fiction, great television in general, can be written in ways that appeal to children while remaining smart enough for adults to enjoy as well, by telling compelling stories and following through on their elaborate story arcs to meet their logical conclusions. Doctor Who excels at this more often than not, which is why it’s so disappointing to revisit this season and see what could have been and what was ultimately delivered.
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That being said, the show is still very good and comes recommended. There are some fantastic adventures here for the Doctor and his faithful companions, and Smith, Gillan and Darvill continue to put on great performances in every episode and work incredibly well off of each other. I could watch these actors go on a hundred more adventures together and never get bored. Smith is confirmed for at least one more season as the Doctor, which is welcome news indeed. He has become the traveling Time Lord and it’s hard to imagine someone else in the role. Amy is a solid companion for the Doctor, her best friend, but she suffers this season due to some strange writing and bizarre plot choices. Rory is still great though, and I don’t think I’d ever get bored watching him and the Doctor going back and forth.

The show is beautifully shot and directed, particularly the episodes filmed in Utah. There are reports that the show’s budget continues to suffer, but you’d be hard pressed to notice. Once again, the Blu-ray episodes look absolutely incredible and continue to bring the show to life in gorgeous high-definition quality. As expected, this series comes packed with fun bonus content including five lovely short scenes entitled “Night and the Doctor.” These stories show the Doctor on his own at night while his fellow travelers sleep, and of course, hijinks ensue. The content mostly focuses on Amy and then River, with a forgettable short at the end that serves as a prequel of sorts for episode 12. The Amy and River stories are both very good in their own ways; we get character development for Amy and fun adventures with River, including a hint at her future that fans witnessed back in Series 4. The discs also come with new Monster Files, four features that give details on The Silence, Gangers, etc., and episodes of Doctor Who Confidential, which give a close, inside look behind the scenes of each installment in this series. There are also five episode prequels, two sketches recorded for the UK’s Comic Relief charity event and audio commentaries on select episodes. Some audio commentaries are especially great, most notably Neil Gaiman’s, where he gives all sorts of great background on his episode “The Doctor’s Wife.”

All in all, this is a great set and a good addition to anyone’s Doctor Who collection. There are some brilliant episodes here that will go on to be remembered as classics, and there’s plenty of extra content on the discs to satisfy fans for hours. Doctor Who is bigger than ever and continues to grow, and that’s partly thanks to the ambition and scope of the show under Moffat’s reign. As you sit and watch Series 6 you realize that we’re all in the middle of a multi-season story still being told, one I’d wager isn’t going to end before the show’s 50th Anniversary in 2013 at the earliest. That’s exciting and fun, and in spite of its narrative shortcomings, that’s what’s most important when it comes to running with the Doctor: fun. I would prefer some things done differently and some things done better, but even at its worst, it’s still one of the absolute best shows on television.

Special Features
– 5 Night and the Doctor specially recorded scenes exclusive to DVD and Blu-ray
– 5 specially recorded episode prequels
– 2 sketches recorded for the UK’s Comic Relief charity event
– 4 Monster Files – Get under the skin and inside the minds of the Doctor’s most challenging opponents
Doctor Who Confidential – An inside look at each episode
– Bonus Doctor Who Confidential – “A Night’s Tale” about the exclusive DVD scenes
– Audio Commentary on select episodes
– BBC1 Trails

Buy Doctor Who Season Six on Digital Download through iTunes
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Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series [Blu-ray]
 Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series

Starring: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill
Executive Producer: Steven Moffat
Studio: BBC
Release Date: November 22, 2011

Rating:
7 / 10

New DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Week of Nov 22, 2011 (Black Friday)

This week, we’re checking out nine new home video releases on Blu-ray, with Super 8 topping our list of picks for film and Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series shining bright for TV.

Check out the complete rundown of titles, including animated holiday picks as well as Anime titles.

Which Blu-rays are you picking up for the week of Black Friday?

Super 8 (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
Starring Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney, Ryan Lee, Zach Mills

Super 8

Conan the Barbarian (Two-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD)
Starring Jason Momoa, Ron Perlman

Conan the Barbarian

Prep and Landing

Conan the Barbarian

Sarah’s Key
Starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Niels Arestrup

Sarah's Key

Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series
Starring Matt Smith and Karen Gillan

Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series

The Devil’s Double
Starring Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Raad Rawi, Philip Quast, Mimoun Oaïssa

The Devil's Double

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special

Three Amigos

Martin Short, Steve Martin, Alfonso Arau, Tony Plana, Chevy Chase

Fairy Tail: Part 1

Fairy Tail: Part 1

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Blast Off #2: New Trends in Fairy Tale Television

The second Team Focus Blast Off is here.

Grimm. Once Upon a Time. Supernatural. Doctor Who.

Zombies and Vampires step aside, there is a new trend in TV. Fairy Tales have begun to take over our prime time viewing. In this Podcast, BuzzFocus.com’s Nerdy Secrets host Mo Fathelbab and I dive into the world of fantasy. We explore NBC’s Grimm and ABC’s Once Upon a Time as well as some of the longer running “folk lore” programs like Supernatural and Doctor Who.

Will we see more fairy tale programs and which shows are hot and for how long? Will Supernatural follow Smallville and hit Season 10? Join us on this fantasy ride in the Team Focus Blast Off #2.

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Enjoy!