Old but gold

Potion

Hey, ghouls! A wizard creates a magic potion, what could it be?  

Poisonous herbs and plants: from aconite to yew

Magical plants, relaxing plants, calming plants, plants for winter. We talked about all these types of herbs in previous articles, and what about poisonous plants? What are those plants and herbs to which we must pay particular attention to avoid intoxication? Or...

The Union

Hey, ghouls! A demon's job is not easy at all

The Ghouls

Hey, ghouls! This week's protagonist receives a menacing call, but he has other plans

Trinkets

Hey, ghouls! Becca has a new business, will she find clients?
Old But Gold: it’s the end

Old But Gold: it’s the end

After two years of gossip, reviews, and TV series that have marked twenty years of our life, the Old But Gold column closes its doors. This long journey into the unfathomable depths of the TV series that conquered the 90s, and successfully crossed the early 2000s, has come to end. The epilogue The Old But Gold column was born from my passion for old television series, for all those TV series that stole our hearts during our adolescence. From drama to comedy, from supernatural to science...

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Supernatural: a journey of 15 seasons

Supernatural: a journey of 15 seasons

Two brothers against the world. A 15-season-long struggle, which sees God, the Devil, Darkness, the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, angels, and demons on the chessboard. Only they, the two hunters who have seen Heaven and courageously faced Hell, stand between humans and the dark forest of creatures that live in the shadows. Yes, I'm talking about them, the tall and taciturn head and the scoundrel with the heart of an angel: Sam and Dean Winchester. Today we will have a chat about the series that...

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Star Trek – Enterprise: adventures in Deep Space

Star Trek – Enterprise: adventures in Deep Space

Interstellar travel, galactic missions, and first contacts with alien civilizations: this is what the Enterprise NX-01 spaceship, captained by Jonathan Archer, takes care of. Known in fandom also with the acronym ENT, I'm talking about the Star Trek: Enterprise series. First space travel It is 2001 when the adventure of the Enterprise NX-01 begins. We are about a century before the classic series (Star Trek – The original series) when they develop the first warp drive. Captain Jonathan Archer...

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Lost: colossus among tv series

Lost: colossus among tv series

A plane crashes in the Pacific Ocean and forty-eight survivors get stuck on a desert island. Well yes, this time we are talking about Lost, the television series created by J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, and Jeffrey Lieber. The thousand shadows of Lost In 2004 Lost debuted for the first time, consisting of six seasons for a total of 114 episodes aired until 2010. The show starts with a scenario that anyone, every time we get on a plane, wishes never have to face. A plane crashes, and the...

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Stargate SG-1: a passage between worlds

Stargate SG-1: a passage between worlds

A circle made of stone, a watery luminescence to pass through. And then? After, an infinite panorama of worlds to explore. The team is ready, all that remains is to get into action. Following the success of the 1994 film of the same name, today I present you Stargate SG-1, the science fiction television series created by Jonathan Glassner and Brad Wright. A passage between worlds Stargate SG-1 was born in 1997 and continued for 10 long seasons until 2007. Based on the assumptions thrown by the...

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Twin Peaks: king of mystery

Twin Peaks: king of mystery

In a quiet town lost in the mountains of Washington state, just a few miles from the Canadian border, the community has just been rocked by a heinous murder: the body of a young girl is found on the beach. It's about Laura Palmer, the darling of the town. And the latest arrival is agent Dale Cooper, charged by the FBI to shed light on the strange circumstances of her death. Welcome to Twin Peaks. Here, the air is always permeated by the scent of cherry pie and something sinister is hidden in...

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Battlestar Galactica: it’s time for robots

Battlestar Galactica: it’s time for robots

In a distant corner of our galaxy, an agglomeration of humans lives scattered on different planets: the Twelve Colonies. But the Cylons are always lurking, determined to exterminate the human race. War is upon us, the attack is imminent, and the few survivors have to escape. Their goal is to find the legendary thirteenth colony, known as Earth. In a space journey of plots, alliances, betrayals, and deceptions, we land on the spaceship of Battlestar Galactica. Remake It is 1978 when Battlestar...

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Ghost Whisperer: it’s time for ghosts

Ghost Whisperer: it’s time for ghosts

She can hear them, she can see them. Spirits are all around us and Melinda Gordon is the only one who can help them. On the occasion of Halloween, this month I am talking about Ghost Whisperer, the show that moved the audience between whispers and restless presences. The life of Melinda Ghost Whisperer was born in 2005. The idea is that of a TV series that keeps your feet resting on the real world with your gaze towards a horizon of ghosts, spirits, lights and shadows. The story begins with...

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The X-Files: aliens are among us

The X-Files: aliens are among us

In an office in the secret heart of the FBI, a poster saying I want to believe hangs on the wall. The owner of the office is an agent who has chosen to challenge the impossible to make sense of the inexplicable that rules the world. His investigating partner, however, is ready to discredit him, confident that the only truth lies in science. Meet Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, the protagonists of the worldwide phenomenon The X-Files. The right moment It was 1993 when The X-Files made space on the...

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Legend of the Seeker: a forgotten fantasy

Legend of the Seeker: a forgotten fantasy

Among the forgotten meanders of fantasy TV series, one stands out above the others for being inspired by the literary saga of the author Terry Goodkind. A Seeker, a Confessor, and a Wizard meet in the Westland: this is the beginning of Legend of the Seeker. Dark creatures, monsters, and wizards Just like its predecessors Xena - Warrior Princess and Hercules, Legend of the Seeker also sees its best footage shot in the heart of New Zealand. Unlike the other two series, however, this Tv show has...

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Hercules: the legendary journeys

Hercules: the legendary journeys

In the wilderness of ancient Greece, a legendary hero defies the will of the gods. Preceded by his courage and accompanied by his faithful friend Iolaus, a warrior with great powers is ready to welcome the challenges and pitfalls of his stepmother, the goddess Hera. Between brute strength, deceptions and friendship, in this time of myths and legends, only he can stand up against the forces of evil: Hercules. Superhero with an ancient flavor In 1995, in conjunction with Xena - Warrior Princess,...

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Xena – Warrior Princess: the heroine becomes legend

Xena – Warrior Princess: the heroine becomes legend

She is a warrior, alone against a world ravaged by wars, deceptions, and relentless gods. Among villains, heroes of Olympus, and monstrous creatures, Xena becomes the champion of humanity with her inseparable friend OGabrielle. Are you ready for a sword and fighting adventure? Today, we take a behind-the-scenes trip to Xena - Warrior Princess. From merciless assassin to valiant warrior Xena - Warrior Princess is the story of Xena, a fierce fighter, and her friend Gabrielle, a cunning talker;...

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Warehouse 13: a world of wonders

Warehouse 13: a world of wonders

There is a place, hidden from the eyes of ordinary people, that preserves infinite wonders. Among tall shelves overflowing with curious objects, incredible things happen. Forks from Versaille protect against time travel; a thimble can give new appearances; and a killer tattoo heats the body until it explodes like a kamikaze. A new case awaits us, another artifact must be recovered, Warehouse 13 awaits us! Warehouse 13 - Bizarre with a steampunk flavor With the surly air of a hardened...

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Eureka: city of science

Eureka: city of science

In the secret heart of the United States, near a certain Lake Archimedes, a charming town lives placidly. Its inhabitants are not what we would call "ordinary people". Between equations, out-of-control robots, teleportation, talking houses, and disasters capable of creating a new sun, there is always time for breakfast at Cafè Diem, before stamping the card at Global Dynamics. Friends, welcome to Eureka! Sheriff Carter In a city like Eureka, a center of scientific avant-garde, there are all...

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Psych: pineapple and investigations

Psych: pineapple and investigations

In Santa Barbara, California, homicide cases abound so, an irreverent psychic and his partner take the opportunity to sneak into the investigation. They are welcomed by the head of the police department, Karen Vick, but frowned upon by the grumpy detective Lassiter. Who we're talking about? Isn't it obvious?  Shawn Spencer and Burton "Gus" Guster are ready to open their detective agency: Psych. Friends for the investigation It is a morning like any other. Shawn is dozing after a night spent...

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Alias: a world of spies

Alias: a world of spies

Look closely at your friends, study their movements and facial expressions. Which of them is a secret agent? Certainly, it is that nice and always quiet girl with whom you share the apartment: the promising Sydney Bristow. The prophetic secrets of Milo Rambaldi's works are waiting. Alias ​​opens the door to a world of secret espionage and criminal organizations. The many faces of Sydney It was 2001 when Jennifer Garner wore the role of Sydney Bristow for the first time. Formidable, cunning,...

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Fringe: ode to the sci-fi genre

Fringe: ode to the sci-fi genre

Red licorice, a laboratory on the edge of reality, a mad scientist, and an FBI agent with exceptional qualities. Welcome to the Sci-fi masterpiece conceived by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci: Fringe. The fine line between madness and genius In 2008 the first episode of Fringe was released in the United States, which sees agent Olivia Dunham put together the members of the specialist team that will be identified as the Fringe division. After recovering the young scammer Peter...

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Desperate Housewives: secrets and mysteries in Wisteria Lane

Desperate Housewives: secrets and mysteries in Wisteria Lane

On warm and welcoming Wisteria Lane, it's a good neighbor day like any other. The husbands collect the mail on the doormat and the wives prepare breakfast. Nobody suspects the secrets that lurk in the shadows; secrets that have to do with Mary Alice Young's mysterious suicide. Welcome to the sparkling and spiteful atmosphere of Desperate Housewives. Best friends Lynette and Tom Scavo are always busy with their life, struggling to find the balance between children and work. Model Gabrielle's...

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Angel: the vampire with a soul

Angel: the vampire with a soul

At night, the streets of Los Angeles can be a dangerous place. Demons and vampires hunt for fresh meat. But none of them will have won, not as long as he is there to protect the innocent: Angel, the vampire with a soul. The myth of the dark hero In 1999, his role as the secondary character becomes tight. So the shadowy Angel carves out his own television series. Paladin of souls who get lost in the folds of the night, our favorite vampire moves to Los Angeles. Here, he opens a detective agency...

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How I met your mother: Ted Mosby and the yellow umbrella

How I met your mother: Ted Mosby and the yellow umbrella

In a New York pub, a group of friends usually meet for a beer and some peanuts. When they are together, nothing can stop the fun, unless Ted starts telling one of his architectural anecdotes. Yes, I'm talking about them: Ted, Barney, Robin, Marshall, and Lily. The show we'll cover in this article is How I met your mother. The New York we love Aired for the first time in 2005, since the first episodes, the five friends have been able to show the Big Apple in a new light, spontaneous, familiar,...

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Sanctuary: a refuge for everyone

Sanctuary: a refuge for everyone

"To study the miraculous, and to protect against the perilous": this is the motto and the warning for those who work in the network of Sanctuaries, shelters where supernatural beings are protected and studied. The brilliant scientist Helen Magnus heads one of these facilities and is ready to do anything to help her guests stay away from the human eye. Have you guessed which show I'm talking about? Just him, Sanctuary, the Sci-fi television series. A formidable team When for the first time the...

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The O.C.: trouble arrives in the Orange Conty

The O.C.: trouble arrives in the Orange Conty

In Newport Beach, in sunny California, in one of the richest neighborhoods of the city, live the Cohen family, stable, solid, and consistent with themselves. But something is about to change, a boy will soon come to move into their dépendance... On the notes of California by Phantom Planet, get your surfboard ready: we are at The O.C., in Orange County. Trouble magnet Who doesn't know Ryan Atwood yet? Certainly, Marissa Cooper has already met him, right on the driveway. That young man with...

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Smallville: the guy behind the superhero

Smallville: the guy behind the superhero

Somebody saaaaaave me… Let your warm hand break right through (me) Somebody saaaaaaaave me… I don't care how you do it Just stay (stay with me), stay Come on I've been waiting for youuuuu… In a beautiful farm on the edge of the city lives a boy who moves tractors with one hand; a boy who is allergic to an ugly green rock and has an eternal crush on the girl from the farm next door. This is Clark Kent. Nightowls friends, welcome to Smallville. Wall of Weird Clark Kent is ready to go to high...

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Dawson’s Creek: the king of romantics

Dawson’s Creek: the king of romantics

The beginning of each story is the most important part, decisive for making the right impression on the audience and essential for the characterization of the characters. Of this, every respectable film director is well aware. But there is a guy from Capeside who has a romantic vision of cinema, and there are still many things he has to learn. His name is Dawson Leery, and the one who always teases him is Joey Potter, his best friend. Then "Action!": get ready to shoot the first scene of...

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Beverly Hills 90210: progenitor of teen dramas

Beverly Hills 90210: progenitor of teen dramas

In the warm and sunny California, in the most exclusive part of Los Angeles, a couple of twins, Brandon and Brenda Walsh, have just moved. A new life awaits them at West Beverly High; Will their typical Minnesota spontaneity be upset by the frivolity of the coast? In the meantime, better give old friends the new address: Beverly Hills 90210. School, new friends, and romantic troubles In 1990, the curtain opened on the lives of some of Beverly Hills' wealthiest children: Dylan McKay, Kelly...

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Scrubs: doctors in their first irons

Scrubs: doctors in their first irons

In the Sacred Heart Hospital, John Dorian and Elliot Reid are ready to do anything to prove that they can be good doctors. Between the snorts of Dr. Cox and the antics of the chief of medicine Bob Kelso, this is Scrubs. Stethoscope your way, Nightowls friends, it's time to take notes. Sacred Heart: a big family Hospitals are hostile and unfamiliar places for many of us. Some feel a long shiver go up to their arms at the word "sting". Some do everything to be as healthy as a fish, just to never...

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Gilmore Girls: extravagance of everyday life

Gilmore Girls: extravagance of everyday life

The complicity between parents and children is not always simple. It is a relationship that often puts distance; the adult who gives orders is never welcome, and the kid who thinks he already knows what life is can be irritating. However, that's not what happens to Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, a mother and daughter who are best friends. Have you ever wondered what it means to have a mother as a friend? We will try to find out in this article. Light in adversity The life of the young single mother...

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Charmed: between demons and angels

Charmed: between demons and angels

“Hear now the words of the witches, the secrets we hid in the night. The oldest of Gods are invoked here, the great work of Magic is sought. In this night and in this hour, I call upon the Ancient Power. Bring your powers to we sisters threee! We want the power! Give us the power!” The power of the trio returns between us, giving life to this new article on those witches who so enchanted our adolescence. The time has come, however, to give space also to the male figures who have seasoned this...

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Veronica Mars: little detectives grow up

Veronica Mars: little detectives grow up

In a sunny California town, a sagacious and sassy girl helps her father run the investigative office. Her name is Veronica, Veronica Mars. Neptune, dotted with villas of wealthy gentlemen and gangs of motorcyclists, sees the unfolding of a terrible crime: a fifteen-year-old, Lily Kane, is found dead in the swimming pool of her parents' house. This is how the life of her best friend Veronica is forever turned upside down. Between Lily's murder and her mother's escape, the shy and obedient girl...

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer: our favorite supernatural show

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: our favorite supernatural show

October is the month of falling leaves, the period in which life gives way to death, everything stops and then changes in the infinite circle of the seasons, to culminate with the most mystical festivity of the year: Halloween. So what better way to celebrate Samhain's night than with the most famous vampire slayer heroine of all time? I'm talking about her, Buffy Summers. The wooden stake at the belt and combative temperance; a witch friend, and a slightly clumsy friend: these are the...

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