TSJ has always believed in the power of giveaways–and in our kickass readers the past few months. As our way of giving back for the holidays, we’re rolling out our biggest giveaways yet with our 12 Days of Giveaways free shit blowout. Every weekday for the next few weeks, we’ll be giving away everything from DVDs and books to gadgets and furniture for you to stuff your own stocking. Keep your eye out for the daily post to see how you can win hundreds of dollars worth of freebies.
The Doctor is in, y’all. Well, a couple of science fiction-y ones, anyway. In Part 1 of today’s giveaways, we’ve got some time travel, some murders and a lot of British people whom we can’t always quite understand.
In the era of shitty remakes, BBC managed to bring back a couple of classic TV shows in the most trippy, kickass way possible with reincarnations of the Doctor Who and Sherlock series. A modern-day Marty McFly with a bow tie, The Doctor in Doctor Who uses his TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimensions in Space) disguised as a police box to travel through time and land himself in some pretty ridiculous pickles with his new hottie pal, Amy.
Doctor Who dorks were pretty skeptical at first when Brit actor Matt Smith took over the role of The Doctor, one that has changed throughout the show and is explained as a “regeneration” with every new actor. But after the fifth series premiered earlier this year everyone managed to untwist their panties when they saw that The Doctor was just as demented as he had always been.
Speaking of demented, Robert Downey Jr. may have made quite a stinker with his motion picture remake of the Sherlock Holmes franchise last year, but the BBC’s Sherlock series is pretty much how we imagined a modern-day Sherlock Holmes story should be, if we ever spent time imagining how a show about a squirrelly private detective with a sidekick should be.
The series with three 90-minute episodes pairs up a sociopathic Holmes with a PTSD-suffering Watson, as they tackle crimes in London, with updated forensic science now on their side. It’s not quite Law & Order, but that’s definitely a good thing. Ninety minutes of fast-paced puzzles and who-dun-its? We’ll take it. (Fair warning: The cliffhanger at the end of this season is a killer.)
We have the fifth series of Doctor Who and season one of Sherlock to give away to one lucky reader. Have at it:
For your chance to win, friend The Smoking Jacket on Facebook (click here) and comment on this post’s item on our wall (read that part slowly and repeatedly as needed, comments should be posted ON THE FACEBOOK POST) with your argument of which actor who has portrayed The Doctor on Doctor Who was the best or by telling us why Matt Smith of Doctor Who is connected to the Sherlock series. Then, come back here and comment on this post to inform us the deed’s been done.
A random winner gets copies of Doctor Who and Sherlock on DVD.
Giveaway closes Tuesday, Dec. 14.
Be sure to provide a legit e-mail address when you comment so we can contact you.
Sorry, U.S. contestants only.
Oh no, we’re not done yet. In the second week of our 12 Days of Giveaways blowout, we’ve got multiple giveaways each day coming, the prizes getting more and more ridiculous (good ridiculous) every day. Keep your game controllers at the ready for today’s second giveaway, coming up in just a bit.
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