Semestral break is one of the seasons where students really look forward to. It is the season of freedom from any school works, aside from clearance day and enrollment.
I really looked forward to Semestral break because I have my hard drive waiting for me to watch all the series I have downloaded while doing plates.
Series # 1: Doctor Who
The longest running series in the UK, Doctor Who is one awesome series which revolves around someone called “The Doctor” who travels around with his buddy time travel machine called TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space). The show tackles diverse themes, time travel, go to different planets and meet and greet different creatures and of course, save the world with his companions (Currently in season 7, Amy and Rory bid goodbye to the Doctor. We’ll watch out for Oswin on the Christmas Special of Doctor Who). Well, The Doctor actually is not a medical doctor, but hypothetically it seems to be somehow like a doctor, who serves as a remedy. This show is where the viewer also feels to run and travel with The Doctor.
Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor (current). With Karen Gillian, Arthur Darvill and Alex Kingston as Amy, Rory and River Song respectively.
David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor (season 2-4).
Doctor Who is now on Season 7 (remake) and runs in around 45 minutes.
Series # 2: How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother (aka. HIMYM) is one of American sitcoms very known worldwide. Running from 2005, How I Met Your Mother is about an architect named Ted Mosby narrates his life, in a very detailed way, to his children how he met his wife and his kids mother. His stories revolve around his life, his friends and their lives as a circle and how they tackle each problem and how they turn it all around. Now on its 8th season, viewers worldwide are still eager to know who the “mother” is.
HIMYM casts: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan, Cobie Smulders and Niel Patrick Harris plays Ted Mosby, Marshall Eriksen, Lily Aldrin-Eriksen, Robin Scherbatsky and the well-known Barney Stinson respectively.
How I Met Your Mother runs in around 20-25 mins.
Series # 3: The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory is another well-known American sitcom centered around 4 geeky scientists, Leonard Hofstadter, Sheldon Cooper, both physicists, Howard Wolowitz, an aerospace engineer who recently flew out of space, and Rajesh Koothrappali, an astrophysicist and 1 hot waitress named Penny, a waitress and aspiring actress, who lives just across the hall of Leonard’s and Sheldon’s scientists apartment.
The sitcom presents the friendship between the main characters and how they deal with their differences, with the usual characteristics of a geek (how it is being portrayed and defined in the media) — being smart in science and logic, fan of comics, cartoons and sci-fi movies and of course having the hard time to get the ladies, and the character side of Penny where it is technically the opposite of those personalities of the scientists.
The Big Bang Theory main characters: Johnny Galecki as Leonard, Jim Parsons as Sheldon, Kaley Cuoco as Penny, Simon Helberg as Howard, Kunal Nayyar as Raj.
The season is now on season 6 and runs in around 20-25 mins.
Series # 4: Partners
Partners is a new series (American sitcom) aired just last September 2012. This sitcom is quite unusual comparing to other sitcoms, where in there are 2 best of friends named Joe and Louis, where one is straight (Joe) and one is gay (Louis). Both of them are childhood friends and became partners in their own architectural firm. Joe is engaged to Ali, a businesswoman in a jewelry shop and Louis is in a relationship with a nurse named Wyatt.
The story revolves around the friendship of Joe and Louis and their relationship with their partners.
Partners main characters: David Krumholtz, Michael Urie, Sophia Bush and Brandon Routh as Joe, Louis, Ali and Wyatt, respectively.
The sitcom is currently in season 1 with 5 episodes. It runs in 20-25 mins.