Quickie

Apr. 1st, 2013 09:08 am
shipperx: (GOT: Dany)
* Hope everyone who wanted one had a good Easter. I discovered that no grocery stores are open on Easter Day, so if you don't have food in the house you have to... resort to restaurants. Yes, in the illogic of our culture, the grocery stores were all closed for Easter but all the RESTAURANTS were open. Go figure. So I had Tatziki's roasted lamb for lunch, and threw my diet out the window and had slice of Cheesecake Factory Dulce de Leche cheesecake for dinner.

* Doctor Who came back (yay!) Enjoyed the episode though not a great deal to say. Like the new companion reasonably well so far.

* Saw Orphan Black. Whatevs. Not great, but nothing else is on during its timeslot so I'll probably end up watching a few episodes anyway.

* Game of Thrones is back! Some changes from the book. Some dialog bits left out I expect to make its way back later, same with Samwell Tarley. It probably makes sense to have a reminder first.

I was glad it was still Salador that picked up Davos, though. It had been so long since seeing Salador Saan (sp?) that I was afraid he'd be left out.

Speaking of, no Whitebeard, huh? I sort of missed that a little, though I understand why it was left out because it's more difficult to hide an identity when we can see his face. Still, I always liked that Berestan Selmy tested Dany's character before deciding to reveal himself and swear loyalty.

Is it wrong that I was sorry that they left out the killing of puppies in the training of the Unsullied? That was what really just drove it over the top for me. GRRM had the slavers making those poor kids slotted to become the Unsullied, raise then kill their own puppy, THEN be castrated. THEN go out and kill babies. Way to make the audience hate, hate, hate the slavers. Talk about stacking the deck in favor of Dany. So... I perversely missed the slaver talking about dead puppies (that makes me horrid, doesn't it?)

* Margery remains a clever girl.

* And, yep, there's the pontificating Tywin I knew in the books.


Overall enjoyed it.
shipperx: (Dr Who - 11 Surprised)
From TVGuide.com:

BBC America announced Doctor Who's seventh season will return Sept. 1 for five blockbuster episodes.

Featuring everything from dinosaurs on a spaceship to a cyborg gunslinger,
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shipperx: (Dr Who - 11 Surprised)
From TVGuide.com:

BBC America announced Doctor Who's seventh season will return Sept. 1 for five blockbuster episodes.

Featuring everything from dinosaurs on a spaceship to a cyborg gunslinger,
Read more... )
shipperx: (Hunger Games - Mockingjay)
Self Important Nitwit
Joel Stein: The only thing more embarrassing than catching a guy on the plane looking at pornography on his computer is seeing a guy on the plane reading “The Hunger Games.” {...} Or Harry Potter. The only time I’m O.K. with an adult holding a children’s book is if he’s moving his mouth as he reads.

I’m sure all those books are well written. So is “Horton Hatches the Egg.” But Horton doesn’t have the depth of language and character as literature written for people who have stopped physically growing.

I appreciate that adults occasionally watch Pixar movies or play video games. That’s fine. Those media don’t require much of your brains. Books are one of our few chances to learn. There’s a reason my teachers didn’t assign me to go home and play three hours of Donkey Kong.

I have no idea what “The Hunger Games” is like. Maybe there are complicated shades of good and evil in each character. Maybe there are Pynchonesque turns of phrase. Maybe it delves into issues of identity, self-justification and anomie that would make David Foster Wallace proud. I don’t know because it’s a book for kids. I’ll read “The Hunger Games” when I finish the previous 3,000 years of fiction written for adults.


Star Trek 2
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Dr Who


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True Blood

HBO has set an official season five premiere date for June 10


Game of Thrones:
Cersei:


Read more... )

Sansa:


Read more... )
shipperx: (Hunger Games - Mockingjay)
Self Important Nitwit
Joel Stein: The only thing more embarrassing than catching a guy on the plane looking at pornography on his computer is seeing a guy on the plane reading “The Hunger Games.” {...} Or Harry Potter. The only time I’m O.K. with an adult holding a children’s book is if he’s moving his mouth as he reads.

I’m sure all those books are well written. So is “Horton Hatches the Egg.” But Horton doesn’t have the depth of language and character as literature written for people who have stopped physically growing.

I appreciate that adults occasionally watch Pixar movies or play video games. That’s fine. Those media don’t require much of your brains. Books are one of our few chances to learn. There’s a reason my teachers didn’t assign me to go home and play three hours of Donkey Kong.

I have no idea what “The Hunger Games” is like. Maybe there are complicated shades of good and evil in each character. Maybe there are Pynchonesque turns of phrase. Maybe it delves into issues of identity, self-justification and anomie that would make David Foster Wallace proud. I don’t know because it’s a book for kids. I’ll read “The Hunger Games” when I finish the previous 3,000 years of fiction written for adults.


Star Trek 2
Read more... )

Dr Who


Read more... )

True Blood

HBO has set an official season five premiere date for June 10


Game of Thrones:
Cersei:


Read more... )

Sansa:


Read more... )
shipperx: (Hunger Games - Mockingjay)
Self Important Nitwit
Joel Stein: The only thing more embarrassing than catching a guy on the plane looking at pornography on his computer is seeing a guy on the plane reading “The Hunger Games.” {...} Or Harry Potter. The only time I’m O.K. with an adult holding a children’s book is if he’s moving his mouth as he reads.

I’m sure all those books are well written. So is “Horton Hatches the Egg.” But Horton doesn’t have the depth of language and character as literature written for people who have stopped physically growing.

I appreciate that adults occasionally watch Pixar movies or play video games. That’s fine. Those media don’t require much of your brains. Books are one of our few chances to learn. There’s a reason my teachers didn’t assign me to go home and play three hours of Donkey Kong.

I have no idea what “The Hunger Games” is like. Maybe there are complicated shades of good and evil in each character. Maybe there are Pynchonesque turns of phrase. Maybe it delves into issues of identity, self-justification and anomie that would make David Foster Wallace proud. I don’t know because it’s a book for kids. I’ll read “The Hunger Games” when I finish the previous 3,000 years of fiction written for adults.


Star Trek 2
Read more... )

Dr Who


Read more... )

True Blood

HBO has set an official season five premiere date for June 10


Game of Thrones:
Cersei:


Read more... )

Sansa:


Read more... )

Stuff

Oct. 2nd, 2011 01:12 pm
shipperx: (Dr Who - 11 Surprised)
:
Who Finale
1) Enjoyed it.
2) I love Rory (that's a constant BTW), even the jokes at his expense.
3) Enjoying it or not, that was...er... complicated. I'm not sure how that works. I mean, I understand how it works plot-wise. I'm not sure how the in-story 'physics' works. Thwarts the 'bad guys'? Yes. I understand that bit. But the timey-whimey aspects are...er..wha? I'll probably have to watch a few more times (though I suspect it's not supposed to be overly inspected).
4) I love River Song (but, like Rory, that's also a constant).


Football
1) Totally didn't expect the way that Auburn vs. South Carolina turned out. Where did Auburn find a defense? And USc needs a quarterback.
2) Yay, Arkansas comeback against Texas A&M.
3) Woo-hoo Alabama vs. Florida. The first quarter was scary. I wish Bama didn't take so long to get into a damn game. But... hey, how are you going to complain about 38-10 as a final score? Funniest write-up was from someone writing in a Florida newspaper:

...After Alabama's 38-10 victory over first-year coach Will Muschamp and his Florida Gators, it is clear that The Force remains with the Dark Lord of the SEC-- Darth Saban. {...} Everyone chuckled at the Tampa TV reporter who earlier this week had the audacity to ask [Florida Coach] Muschamp if his relationship with his mentor, Alabama coach Nick Saban, was similar to a cinematic Star Wars battle pitting "Master vs. Padawan."

"I don't know what a Padawan is," Muschamp replied, turning on the Southern charm. "You didn't call me a bad name, did you?"

Guffaws resounded throughout the room and then the news conference went on with mundane questions about personnel groupings and injury reports. Little did anybody know that the fledgling TV reporter had it right. She had a better grasp of Saturday night's showdown than any of the grizzled scribes who have been covering SEC football for decades.

You see, it was a long time ago in a gridiron galaxy far, far away, that The Force was sucked out of the Florida football program by this very Alabama program and this very Alabama coach. Darth Saban and his Alabama Death Star took away the mojo and the momentum from the Gators two seasons ago in the SEC Championship Game.

- They took away a chance for a second consecutive national title.

- They sent Tim Tebow, the Gators' spiritual leader, to the NFL with his most devastating loss. [Bama made him cry... on national tv]

- And more importantly, they sent former coach Urban Meyer to the hospital and ultimately out of the profession. [He had an angina attack on the flight home after the loss, quit the team the next day, unquit, flaked-out, and quit again... and now does commentary for ESPN. At least until Ohio State chooses to hire him (yes, I went there).]

This time, the Alabama Death Star landed in an inflamed Swamp [name of Florida's stadium] Saturday night and once again doused Florida's football fire. Florida may have a new coach, but Alabama still knows how to give the Gators an old-fashioned SEC seal-clubbing.


I think the seal-clubbing mixed the metaphor. ;)

Sunday
Weather outside is gorgeous today. Sunny, perfect blue skies, 70F. Am heading out to the nursery to buy a rhododendron to plant beneath the maples in the back yard.

Stuff

Oct. 2nd, 2011 01:12 pm
shipperx: (Dr Who - 11 Surprised)
:
Who Finale
1) Enjoyed it.
2) I love Rory (that's a constant BTW), even the jokes at his expense.
3) Enjoying it or not, that was...er... complicated. I'm not sure how that works. I mean, I understand how it works plot-wise. I'm not sure how the in-story 'physics' works. Thwarts the 'bad guys'? Yes. I understand that bit. But the timey-whimey aspects are...er..wha? I'll probably have to watch a few more times (though I suspect it's not supposed to be overly inspected).
4) I love River Song (but, like Rory, that's also a constant).


Football
1) Totally didn't expect the way that Auburn vs. South Carolina turned out. Where did Auburn find a defense? And USc needs a quarterback.
2) Yay, Arkansas comeback against Texas A&M.
3) Woo-hoo Alabama vs. Florida. The first quarter was scary. I wish Bama didn't take so long to get into a damn game. But... hey, how are you going to complain about 38-10 as a final score? Funniest write-up was from someone writing in a Florida newspaper:

...After Alabama's 38-10 victory over first-year coach Will Muschamp and his Florida Gators, it is clear that The Force remains with the Dark Lord of the SEC-- Darth Saban. {...} Everyone chuckled at the Tampa TV reporter who earlier this week had the audacity to ask [Florida Coach] Muschamp if his relationship with his mentor, Alabama coach Nick Saban, was similar to a cinematic Star Wars battle pitting "Master vs. Padawan."

"I don't know what a Padawan is," Muschamp replied, turning on the Southern charm. "You didn't call me a bad name, did you?"

Guffaws resounded throughout the room and then the news conference went on with mundane questions about personnel groupings and injury reports. Little did anybody know that the fledgling TV reporter had it right. She had a better grasp of Saturday night's showdown than any of the grizzled scribes who have been covering SEC football for decades.

You see, it was a long time ago in a gridiron galaxy far, far away, that The Force was sucked out of the Florida football program by this very Alabama program and this very Alabama coach. Darth Saban and his Alabama Death Star took away the mojo and the momentum from the Gators two seasons ago in the SEC Championship Game.

- They took away a chance for a second consecutive national title.

- They sent Tim Tebow, the Gators' spiritual leader, to the NFL with his most devastating loss. [Bama made him cry... on national tv]

- And more importantly, they sent former coach Urban Meyer to the hospital and ultimately out of the profession. [He had an angina attack on the flight home after the loss, quit the team the next day, unquit, flaked-out, and quit again... and now does commentary for ESPN. At least until Ohio State chooses to hire him (yes, I went there).]

This time, the Alabama Death Star landed in an inflamed Swamp [name of Florida's stadium] Saturday night and once again doused Florida's football fire. Florida may have a new coach, but Alabama still knows how to give the Gators an old-fashioned SEC seal-clubbing.


I think the seal-clubbing mixed the metaphor. ;)

Sunday
Weather outside is gorgeous today. Sunny, perfect blue skies, 70F. Am heading out to the nursery to buy a rhododendron to plant beneath the maples in the back yard.

Stuff

Oct. 2nd, 2011 01:12 pm
shipperx: (Dr Who - 11 Surprised)
:
Who Finale
1) Enjoyed it.
2) I love Rory (that's a constant BTW), even the jokes at his expense.
3) Enjoying it or not, that was...er... complicated. I'm not sure how that works. I mean, I understand how it works plot-wise. I'm not sure how the in-story 'physics' works. Thwarts the 'bad guys'? Yes. I understand that bit. But the timey-whimey aspects are...er..wha? I'll probably have to watch a few more times (though I suspect it's not supposed to be overly inspected).
4) I love River Song (but, like Rory, that's also a constant).


Football
1) Totally didn't expect the way that Auburn vs. South Carolina turned out. Where did Auburn find a defense? And USc needs a quarterback.
2) Yay, Arkansas comeback against Texas A&M.
3) Woo-hoo Alabama vs. Florida. The first quarter was scary. I wish Bama didn't take so long to get into a damn game. But... hey, how are you going to complain about 38-10 as a final score? Funniest write-up was from someone writing in a Florida newspaper:

...After Alabama's 38-10 victory over first-year coach Will Muschamp and his Florida Gators, it is clear that The Force remains with the Dark Lord of the SEC-- Darth Saban. {...} Everyone chuckled at the Tampa TV reporter who earlier this week had the audacity to ask [Florida Coach] Muschamp if his relationship with his mentor, Alabama coach Nick Saban, was similar to a cinematic Star Wars battle pitting "Master vs. Padawan."

"I don't know what a Padawan is," Muschamp replied, turning on the Southern charm. "You didn't call me a bad name, did you?"

Guffaws resounded throughout the room and then the news conference went on with mundane questions about personnel groupings and injury reports. Little did anybody know that the fledgling TV reporter had it right. She had a better grasp of Saturday night's showdown than any of the grizzled scribes who have been covering SEC football for decades.

You see, it was a long time ago in a gridiron galaxy far, far away, that The Force was sucked out of the Florida football program by this very Alabama program and this very Alabama coach. Darth Saban and his Alabama Death Star took away the mojo and the momentum from the Gators two seasons ago in the SEC Championship Game.

- They took away a chance for a second consecutive national title.

- They sent Tim Tebow, the Gators' spiritual leader, to the NFL with his most devastating loss. [Bama made him cry... on national tv]

- And more importantly, they sent former coach Urban Meyer to the hospital and ultimately out of the profession. [He had an angina attack on the flight home after the loss, quit the team the next day, unquit, flaked-out, and quit again... and now does commentary for ESPN. At least until Ohio State chooses to hire him (yes, I went there).]

This time, the Alabama Death Star landed in an inflamed Swamp [name of Florida's stadium] Saturday night and once again doused Florida's football fire. Florida may have a new coach, but Alabama still knows how to give the Gators an old-fashioned SEC seal-clubbing.


I think the seal-clubbing mixed the metaphor. ;)

Sunday
Weather outside is gorgeous today. Sunny, perfect blue skies, 70F. Am heading out to the nursery to buy a rhododendron to plant beneath the maples in the back yard.

TV Stuff

Sep. 27th, 2011 01:17 pm
shipperx: (Default)
* Enjoyed The Big Bang Theory's season premiere. Discussing stuff with Shadowkat I realized why I find TBBT funny and Zooey Daschenel's New Girl to be annoying. In New Girl, she's only superficially geeky, and her geekiness is portrayed as something that must be fixed. The men in her apartment are supposed to help her become more of a...well... an functional human being (which is the other thing that annoyed me about New Girl. She was only superficially geeky but the stupid cut bone deep.) On the other hand, geekiness on TBBT is not something 'to be fixed'. If someone tried to 'fix' Sheldon he would begin by explaining that he does not in fact need to be fixed and the truth is... would Sheldon actually be happy any other way? No! This is Sheldon. He loves himself like this. He's happy. Howard wanted a girl... and he found a smart, cute one who loves him... as he is. And I enjoyed Bernadette heading over to Raj's to be angry with him and, even as she was angry with him, telling him that of course the right girl will want him, he's sweet and adorable. And it's really not about Penny 'fixing' or glamming-up Amy Farah Fowler. Amy just eagerly wants to be friends. ANd that's why it's working. Amy and Bernadette give perspective to Penny and Penny gives perspective back. No one is 'better', just different. It's not about 'fixing' anyone. (And truthfully, Leonard is pretty much an average guy.) The geeks on TBBT are functional human beings! They have friends. They get dates. They get each other's jokes and have fun. They hold down good jobs. On the other hand, Zooey Daschenel's character can't even seem to dress herself!

* Loved the Season finale of Drop Dead Diva because I'm evil and vindictive. Grayson has seriously gotten on my last nerve with his penchant for skinny blonde dimwits. I know that the rational is that he's supposed to be dating Deb-alikes. But Jane/Deb should be offended (premise of show is very Heaven Can Wait with Deb, aspiring blonde-dimwit model dying in season 1 but was 'brought back' by being put in the body of a far heavier brunette lawyer named Jane. Her IQ got a bump along the way because of Jane's brain so she's now a very smart person instead of her more dimwitted former self), because, given who Grayson has been dating, it wasn't Deb's generous nature he loved so much, it was her being a pretty ditsy model... because he has shown no romantic interest in Jane for three years now -- despite her actually being Deb in another body. So, basically, I was happy with the way the season ended with Jane 'choosing Jane' and boarding a plane to Italy, Grayson finding out the truth... but too late to reach her on the plane. Meanwhile the judge she's been dating recently -- who was actually attracted to Jane -- decided to drop everything and follow Jane to Italy. So -- mwhahaha! at Grayson's pout at the airport. And good on the Jane for actually being happy to see Owen show up in the seat next to her.

* Enjoyed the season primiere of Fringe. It wasn't quite the follow-up that I expected. I expected 'bigger' and this was much more like a new pilot for a new series... but I can see how they decided to approach the season that way, introducing us into 'how things changed' since last season.

* Saturday is pretty much consumed by football, so I didn't see the latest episode of Doctor Who until Sunday. I liked it. Stormaggedon? LOL! Petrachor bothers me because I know that name has been a plot thing somewhere... and I can't remember whether that plot-thing was in Doctor Who or not. Faulty memory is faulty. (It was used in Doctor Who, wasn't it?)

* Speaking of, finally got around to seeing the season premiere of Community. LOL at introducing Abed to British TV with Cougarton Abbey, and his flipping out at it ending at 6 episodes, with Britta saying that British TV unlike American has closure (but it was traumatizing for Abed). So Annie arrives to introduce him to "Inspector Spacetime" which has been going on British TV since the 1960s. Heh! (Someone in Community is a genuine sci-fi lover, because I still remember Abed correctly relating the plot of Farscape during an earlier season).

* Saw the series finale of All My Children. I wasn't spoiled for how it would end so I was just watching along... and started giggling as I realized 'they're going to do the "Gone with the Wind" ending for Erica!' Bwhaha! Then they did! They did! Up to and including Jack saying he'd been following Erica around for the last 24 years and had had it. 'Frankly, Erica...' J.R.'s gun really should've gone off right then. Really. I know that Prospect Park wanted a cliffhanger because they bought the rights and want to continue AMC on the internet (and possibly cable) but the PP imposed cliffhanger really just came off as cheesy, and not in the "cheesy-bwhahahahah! Awesome!" way as with Jack leaving Erica with "Frankly, my dear..." but cheesy-ugh, in that J.R. deciding to shoot someone was stupid. And making it look like he could've shot anyone was even dumber. There are actually only two people it would many any sense for him to shoot. His ex-wife Marissa or himself. If he shot, Marissa he could be delusional enough to think he'd get away with it and would get custody of his son. But I think when PP comes back, they should just say that J.R. shot himself. That actually makes the most emotional and show sense in that if they ever bring back his parents (all however many of them there are Adam, Dixie, Tad, etc.) it would be devastating. It would be a trauma for his kid. It would be an issue for Marissa and Bianca. And, honestly, after his rampant homophobia, can't say that his committing suicide over his ex choosing a woman over him would cause me to cry. The only thing working against that scenario is that he basically gave himself an alibi... which means he probably killed Marissa (but since Jacob Young isn't signing with PP... maybe they'll go for the more logical "J.R. shot himself" sceanrio). Eh. I won't be watching. I just enjoyed Jack going cheesy Rhett Butler after 24 years (literally!) Hee.

* HIMYM - what a state I'm in. They ruined Barney for me a couple of years ago and I'm in no-win land of not wanting Robin with him... and not wanting him without Robin. Yeah, that's not good.

TV Stuff

Sep. 27th, 2011 01:17 pm
shipperx: (Default)
* Enjoyed The Big Bang Theory's season premiere. Discussing stuff with Shadowkat I realized why I find TBBT funny and Zooey Daschenel's New Girl to be annoying. In New Girl, she's only superficially geeky, and her geekiness is portrayed as something that must be fixed. The men in her apartment are supposed to help her become more of a...well... an functional human being (which is the other thing that annoyed me about New Girl. She was only superficially geeky but the stupid cut bone deep.) On the other hand, geekiness on TBBT is not something 'to be fixed'. If someone tried to 'fix' Sheldon he would begin by explaining that he does not in fact need to be fixed and the truth is... would Sheldon actually be happy any other way? No! This is Sheldon. He loves himself like this. He's happy. Howard wanted a girl... and he found a smart, cute one who loves him... as he is. And I enjoyed Bernadette heading over to Raj's to be angry with him and, even as she was angry with him, telling him that of course the right girl will want him, he's sweet and adorable. And it's really not about Penny 'fixing' or glamming-up Amy Farah Fowler. Amy just eagerly wants to be friends. ANd that's why it's working. Amy and Bernadette give perspective to Penny and Penny gives perspective back. No one is 'better', just different. It's not about 'fixing' anyone. (And truthfully, Leonard is pretty much an average guy.) The geeks on TBBT are functional human beings! They have friends. They get dates. They get each other's jokes and have fun. They hold down good jobs. On the other hand, Zooey Daschenel's character can't even seem to dress herself!

* Loved the Season finale of Drop Dead Diva because I'm evil and vindictive. Grayson has seriously gotten on my last nerve with his penchant for skinny blonde dimwits. I know that the rational is that he's supposed to be dating Deb-alikes. But Jane/Deb should be offended (premise of show is very Heaven Can Wait with Deb, aspiring blonde-dimwit model dying in season 1 but was 'brought back' by being put in the body of a far heavier brunette lawyer named Jane. Her IQ got a bump along the way because of Jane's brain so she's now a very smart person instead of her more dimwitted former self), because, given who Grayson has been dating, it wasn't Deb's generous nature he loved so much, it was her being a pretty ditsy model... because he has shown no romantic interest in Jane for three years now -- despite her actually being Deb in another body. So, basically, I was happy with the way the season ended with Jane 'choosing Jane' and boarding a plane to Italy, Grayson finding out the truth... but too late to reach her on the plane. Meanwhile the judge she's been dating recently -- who was actually attracted to Jane -- decided to drop everything and follow Jane to Italy. So -- mwhahaha! at Grayson's pout at the airport. And good on the Jane for actually being happy to see Owen show up in the seat next to her.

* Enjoyed the season primiere of Fringe. It wasn't quite the follow-up that I expected. I expected 'bigger' and this was much more like a new pilot for a new series... but I can see how they decided to approach the season that way, introducing us into 'how things changed' since last season.

* Saturday is pretty much consumed by football, so I didn't see the latest episode of Doctor Who until Sunday. I liked it. Stormaggedon? LOL! Petrachor bothers me because I know that name has been a plot thing somewhere... and I can't remember whether that plot-thing was in Doctor Who or not. Faulty memory is faulty. (It was used in Doctor Who, wasn't it?)

* Speaking of, finally got around to seeing the season premiere of Community. LOL at introducing Abed to British TV with Cougarton Abbey, and his flipping out at it ending at 6 episodes, with Britta saying that British TV unlike American has closure (but it was traumatizing for Abed). So Annie arrives to introduce him to "Inspector Spacetime" which has been going on British TV since the 1960s. Heh! (Someone in Community is a genuine sci-fi lover, because I still remember Abed correctly relating the plot of Farscape during an earlier season).

* Saw the series finale of All My Children. I wasn't spoiled for how it would end so I was just watching along... and started giggling as I realized 'they're going to do the "Gone with the Wind" ending for Erica!' Bwhaha! Then they did! They did! Up to and including Jack saying he'd been following Erica around for the last 24 years and had had it. 'Frankly, Erica...' J.R.'s gun really should've gone off right then. Really. I know that Prospect Park wanted a cliffhanger because they bought the rights and want to continue AMC on the internet (and possibly cable) but the PP imposed cliffhanger really just came off as cheesy, and not in the "cheesy-bwhahahahah! Awesome!" way as with Jack leaving Erica with "Frankly, my dear..." but cheesy-ugh, in that J.R. deciding to shoot someone was stupid. And making it look like he could've shot anyone was even dumber. There are actually only two people it would many any sense for him to shoot. His ex-wife Marissa or himself. If he shot, Marissa he could be delusional enough to think he'd get away with it and would get custody of his son. But I think when PP comes back, they should just say that J.R. shot himself. That actually makes the most emotional and show sense in that if they ever bring back his parents (all however many of them there are Adam, Dixie, Tad, etc.) it would be devastating. It would be a trauma for his kid. It would be an issue for Marissa and Bianca. And, honestly, after his rampant homophobia, can't say that his committing suicide over his ex choosing a woman over him would cause me to cry. The only thing working against that scenario is that he basically gave himself an alibi... which means he probably killed Marissa (but since Jacob Young isn't signing with PP... maybe they'll go for the more logical "J.R. shot himself" sceanrio). Eh. I won't be watching. I just enjoyed Jack going cheesy Rhett Butler after 24 years (literally!) Hee.

* HIMYM - what a state I'm in. They ruined Barney for me a couple of years ago and I'm in no-win land of not wanting Robin with him... and not wanting him without Robin. Yeah, that's not good.

TV Stuff

Sep. 27th, 2011 01:17 pm
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* Enjoyed The Big Bang Theory's season premiere. Discussing stuff with Shadowkat I realized why I find TBBT funny and Zooey Daschenel's New Girl to be annoying. In New Girl, she's only superficially geeky, and her geekiness is portrayed as something that must be fixed. The men in her apartment are supposed to help her become more of a...well... an functional human being (which is the other thing that annoyed me about New Girl. She was only superficially geeky but the stupid cut bone deep.) On the other hand, geekiness on TBBT is not something 'to be fixed'. If someone tried to 'fix' Sheldon he would begin by explaining that he does not in fact need to be fixed and the truth is... would Sheldon actually be happy any other way? No! This is Sheldon. He loves himself like this. He's happy. Howard wanted a girl... and he found a smart, cute one who loves him... as he is. And I enjoyed Bernadette heading over to Raj's to be angry with him and, even as she was angry with him, telling him that of course the right girl will want him, he's sweet and adorable. And it's really not about Penny 'fixing' or glamming-up Amy Farah Fowler. Amy just eagerly wants to be friends. ANd that's why it's working. Amy and Bernadette give perspective to Penny and Penny gives perspective back. No one is 'better', just different. It's not about 'fixing' anyone. (And truthfully, Leonard is pretty much an average guy.) The geeks on TBBT are functional human beings! They have friends. They get dates. They get each other's jokes and have fun. They hold down good jobs. On the other hand, Zooey Daschenel's character can't even seem to dress herself!

* Loved the Season finale of Drop Dead Diva because I'm evil and vindictive. Grayson has seriously gotten on my last nerve with his penchant for skinny blonde dimwits. I know that the rational is that he's supposed to be dating Deb-alikes. But Jane/Deb should be offended (premise of show is very Heaven Can Wait with Deb, aspiring blonde-dimwit model dying in season 1 but was 'brought back' by being put in the body of a far heavier brunette lawyer named Jane. Her IQ got a bump along the way because of Jane's brain so she's now a very smart person instead of her more dimwitted former self), because, given who Grayson has been dating, it wasn't Deb's generous nature he loved so much, it was her being a pretty ditsy model... because he has shown no romantic interest in Jane for three years now -- despite her actually being Deb in another body. So, basically, I was happy with the way the season ended with Jane 'choosing Jane' and boarding a plane to Italy, Grayson finding out the truth... but too late to reach her on the plane. Meanwhile the judge she's been dating recently -- who was actually attracted to Jane -- decided to drop everything and follow Jane to Italy. So -- mwhahaha! at Grayson's pout at the airport. And good on the Jane for actually being happy to see Owen show up in the seat next to her.

* Enjoyed the season primiere of Fringe. It wasn't quite the follow-up that I expected. I expected 'bigger' and this was much more like a new pilot for a new series... but I can see how they decided to approach the season that way, introducing us into 'how things changed' since last season.

* Saturday is pretty much consumed by football, so I didn't see the latest episode of Doctor Who until Sunday. I liked it. Stormaggedon? LOL! Petrachor bothers me because I know that name has been a plot thing somewhere... and I can't remember whether that plot-thing was in Doctor Who or not. Faulty memory is faulty. (It was used in Doctor Who, wasn't it?)

* Speaking of, finally got around to seeing the season premiere of Community. LOL at introducing Abed to British TV with Cougarton Abbey, and his flipping out at it ending at 6 episodes, with Britta saying that British TV unlike American has closure (but it was traumatizing for Abed). So Annie arrives to introduce him to "Inspector Spacetime" which has been going on British TV since the 1960s. Heh! (Someone in Community is a genuine sci-fi lover, because I still remember Abed correctly relating the plot of Farscape during an earlier season).

* Saw the series finale of All My Children. I wasn't spoiled for how it would end so I was just watching along... and started giggling as I realized 'they're going to do the "Gone with the Wind" ending for Erica!' Bwhaha! Then they did! They did! Up to and including Jack saying he'd been following Erica around for the last 24 years and had had it. 'Frankly, Erica...' J.R.'s gun really should've gone off right then. Really. I know that Prospect Park wanted a cliffhanger because they bought the rights and want to continue AMC on the internet (and possibly cable) but the PP imposed cliffhanger really just came off as cheesy, and not in the "cheesy-bwhahahahah! Awesome!" way as with Jack leaving Erica with "Frankly, my dear..." but cheesy-ugh, in that J.R. deciding to shoot someone was stupid. And making it look like he could've shot anyone was even dumber. There are actually only two people it would many any sense for him to shoot. His ex-wife Marissa or himself. If he shot, Marissa he could be delusional enough to think he'd get away with it and would get custody of his son. But I think when PP comes back, they should just say that J.R. shot himself. That actually makes the most emotional and show sense in that if they ever bring back his parents (all however many of them there are Adam, Dixie, Tad, etc.) it would be devastating. It would be a trauma for his kid. It would be an issue for Marissa and Bianca. And, honestly, after his rampant homophobia, can't say that his committing suicide over his ex choosing a woman over him would cause me to cry. The only thing working against that scenario is that he basically gave himself an alibi... which means he probably killed Marissa (but since Jacob Young isn't signing with PP... maybe they'll go for the more logical "J.R. shot himself" sceanrio). Eh. I won't be watching. I just enjoyed Jack going cheesy Rhett Butler after 24 years (literally!) Hee.

* HIMYM - what a state I'm in. They ruined Barney for me a couple of years ago and I'm in no-win land of not wanting Robin with him... and not wanting him without Robin. Yeah, that's not good.
shipperx: (Being Human Trio)

  • It rained today. My back yard is so happy. We really, really needed the rain. My hydrangeas have begun to look quite sad. On the other hand, my tomato plant ("Juliet" It's the type. I didn't name my tomato plant) is going gangbusters. I picked 10 tomatoes and counted another 54 on the plant with blooms for still more to come after that. It's been a very prolific plant).


  • Went out to Surin and had Thai for dinner. Yum.


  • Have begun reading Kim Harrison's Dead Witch Walking


  • Watched Friday Night Lights last night and damn I miss Matt Saracen. However, I have to be honest, I've had enough with tragedy for the time being. It hurts knowing that there is more dispiriting stuff to come for these characters. The show is beautifully written, but the hard luck stories in it...God. So many of them!


  • Spent time last night making this banner for [livejournal.com profile] menomegirl. It feels really odd making a Bangel banner. :)


  • Rewatched the Doctor Who ep that aired on BBC America tonight. It's the one where the Doctor became a guy's flatmate and played soccer. It's not really the best of episodes, but darn it's a fun one


  • Have continued rewatching Season 1 Farscape but haven't had much to say. I tend to think my watching Season 1 is always influenced by the fact that I watched the series starting with Season 4 then backtracked. )

    It's weird because plot-wise and mythology-wise it really doesn't kick in until Scorpius shows up, which is almost at the end of the first season. On the other hand, I appreciate things that are earlier because they did indeed function in capacity of world building. Things like the throw away of Sebacean heat sickness and the way that it will eventually play into Scorpius's construction as a villain. So I do appreciate little throw away things in MOTW episodes because they helped to form the Farscape universe, but a lot of the MOTW themselves are only okay. I don't know that I would have valued them much without the rest of the series to give me a lens to view them through.

    Generally, though, I haven't had much to say with the recent episodes that I've watched. I have been fascinated by some of [livejournal.com profile] shadowkat67 's meta, especially her discussion of Farscape's central theme. If BtVS's central theme is about the challenges (and demons) of growing up, Farscape explores the emotional and interpersonal repercussions of violence and warfare. I don't know that I ever thought about it as clearly as shadowkat67 discussed it, but once noted it's so clear to see it in the series as a whole. Rambly thematic thoughts on Farscape ) Each of them grapple with what violence has cost them. Each of them carry -- and often perpetuate -- those scars. It doesn't happen in a void.

    Also a shout-out to shadowkat's summary of Farscape's Season 3's finale Dog With Two Bones Read more... ) What makes Season 3 wonderful to me is its inevitability. That's what's so damn impressive to me, because Season 3 ends on a note that fannish, shippy hearts don't want. Cannot want. And yet... it has to happen that way.

    There was a discussion in someone's LJ Friday about tragic endings and I mentioned that I had listened to a writing workshop where the lecturer said that stories need the happiest ending the author can give them. Then he stressed that this does not mean that stories have to have happy endings. Not at all. It means that it can't feel like the author is doing something just to make the audience cry. Audiences don't like to feel manipulated and jerked around. A tragic ending cannot be arbitrary. It must be an organic outcome of the situation that the characters are in. The tragedy needs to be the best outcome those characters (and the audience) could reasonably expect given what has happened in the story and who the characters are. Dog with Two Bones is a wonderful example of this. It's a tragedy... but it's an earned one. Given these characters and the situation they were in, the pain that they were in, and the choices they must make to be true to themselves... it has to end this way. That's what makes it heartbreaking. I can't imagine a happier ending for Season 3 that would feel authentic to what had gone before. So, even as it breaks my heart (and every time that it breaks my heart), I still cannot imagine it happening any other way, not and be true to the journey the characters had taken to reach that point.


  • Related thoughts on Doctor Who )


  • Er... it made sense to me anyway.

  • Subsequent thoughts on BtVS ) Inquiring minds want to know...


  • And, while watching Doctor Who on BBC America, I saw ads for Being Human! It starts July 24th. It was a freaking awesome season of Being Human, enough so that I will have to watch it again. It was a wonderful case of plotting the downfall of characters by having them slip-n-slide there with the best of intentions. The characters take what they think is the right course -- or at least a reasonable one -- most of the way. The audience, however, can readily see that this is going to end badly and that the characters are blinded by their own wants and needs. Beautifully done.

shipperx: (Being Human Trio)

  • It rained today. My back yard is so happy. We really, really needed the rain. My hydrangeas have begun to look quite sad. On the other hand, my tomato plant ("Juliet" It's the type. I didn't name my tomato plant) is going gangbusters. I picked 10 tomatoes and counted another 54 on the plant with blooms for still more to come after that. It's been a very prolific plant).


  • Went out to Surin and had Thai for dinner. Yum.


  • Have begun reading Kim Harrison's Dead Witch Walking


  • Watched Friday Night Lights last night and damn I miss Matt Saracen. However, I have to be honest, I've had enough with tragedy for the time being. It hurts knowing that there is more dispiriting stuff to come for these characters. The show is beautifully written, but the hard luck stories in it...God. So many of them!


  • Spent time last night making this banner for [livejournal.com profile] menomegirl. It feels really odd making a Bangel banner. :)


  • Rewatched the Doctor Who ep that aired on BBC America tonight. It's the one where the Doctor became a guy's flatmate and played soccer. It's not really the best of episodes, but darn it's a fun one


  • Have continued rewatching Season 1 Farscape but haven't had much to say. I tend to think my watching Season 1 is always influenced by the fact that I watched the series starting with Season 4 then backtracked. )

    It's weird because plot-wise and mythology-wise it really doesn't kick in until Scorpius shows up, which is almost at the end of the first season. On the other hand, I appreciate things that are earlier because they did indeed function in capacity of world building. Things like the throw away of Sebacean heat sickness and the way that it will eventually play into Scorpius's construction as a villain. So I do appreciate little throw away things in MOTW episodes because they helped to form the Farscape universe, but a lot of the MOTW themselves are only okay. I don't know that I would have valued them much without the rest of the series to give me a lens to view them through.

    Generally, though, I haven't had much to say with the recent episodes that I've watched. I have been fascinated by some of [livejournal.com profile] shadowkat67 's meta, especially her discussion of Farscape's central theme. If BtVS's central theme is about the challenges (and demons) of growing up, Farscape explores the emotional and interpersonal repercussions of violence and warfare. I don't know that I ever thought about it as clearly as shadowkat67 discussed it, but once noted it's so clear to see it in the series as a whole. Rambly thematic thoughts on Farscape ) Each of them grapple with what violence has cost them. Each of them carry -- and often perpetuate -- those scars. It doesn't happen in a void.

    Also a shout-out to shadowkat's summary of Farscape's Season 3's finale Dog With Two Bones Read more... ) What makes Season 3 wonderful to me is its inevitability. That's what's so damn impressive to me, because Season 3 ends on a note that fannish, shippy hearts don't want. Cannot want. And yet... it has to happen that way.

    There was a discussion in someone's LJ Friday about tragic endings and I mentioned that I had listened to a writing workshop where the lecturer said that stories need the happiest ending the author can give them. Then he stressed that this does not mean that stories have to have happy endings. Not at all. It means that it can't feel like the author is doing something just to make the audience cry. Audiences don't like to feel manipulated and jerked around. A tragic ending cannot be arbitrary. It must be an organic outcome of the situation that the characters are in. The tragedy needs to be the best outcome those characters (and the audience) could reasonably expect given what has happened in the story and who the characters are. Dog with Two Bones is a wonderful example of this. It's a tragedy... but it's an earned one. Given these characters and the situation they were in, the pain that they were in, and the choices they must make to be true to themselves... it has to end this way. That's what makes it heartbreaking. I can't imagine a happier ending for Season 3 that would feel authentic to what had gone before. So, even as it breaks my heart (and every time that it breaks my heart), I still cannot imagine it happening any other way, not and be true to the journey the characters had taken to reach that point.


  • Related thoughts on Doctor Who )


  • Er... it made sense to me anyway.

  • Subsequent thoughts on BtVS ) Inquiring minds want to know...


  • And, while watching Doctor Who on BBC America, I saw ads for Being Human! It starts July 24th. It was a freaking awesome season of Being Human, enough so that I will have to watch it again. It was a wonderful case of plotting the downfall of characters by having them slip-n-slide there with the best of intentions. The characters take what they think is the right course -- or at least a reasonable one -- most of the way. The audience, however, can readily see that this is going to end badly and that the characters are blinded by their own wants and needs. Beautifully done.

shipperx: (Being Human Trio)

  • It rained today. My back yard is so happy. We really, really needed the rain. My hydrangeas have begun to look quite sad. On the other hand, my tomato plant ("Juliet" It's the type. I didn't name my tomato plant) is going gangbusters. I picked 10 tomatoes and counted another 54 on the plant with blooms for still more to come after that. It's been a very prolific plant).


  • Went out to Surin and had Thai for dinner. Yum.


  • Have begun reading Kim Harrison's Dead Witch Walking


  • Watched Friday Night Lights last night and damn I miss Matt Saracen. However, I have to be honest, I've had enough with tragedy for the time being. It hurts knowing that there is more dispiriting stuff to come for these characters. The show is beautifully written, but the hard luck stories in it...God. So many of them!


  • Spent time last night making this banner for [livejournal.com profile] menomegirl. It feels really odd making a Bangel banner. :)


  • Rewatched the Doctor Who ep that aired on BBC America tonight. It's the one where the Doctor became a guy's flatmate and played soccer. It's not really the best of episodes, but darn it's a fun one


  • Have continued rewatching Season 1 Farscape but haven't had much to say. I tend to think my watching Season 1 is always influenced by the fact that I watched the series starting with Season 4 then backtracked. )

    It's weird because plot-wise and mythology-wise it really doesn't kick in until Scorpius shows up, which is almost at the end of the first season. On the other hand, I appreciate things that are earlier because they did indeed function in capacity of world building. Things like the throw away of Sebacean heat sickness and the way that it will eventually play into Scorpius's construction as a villain. So I do appreciate little throw away things in MOTW episodes because they helped to form the Farscape universe, but a lot of the MOTW themselves are only okay. I don't know that I would have valued them much without the rest of the series to give me a lens to view them through.

    Generally, though, I haven't had much to say with the recent episodes that I've watched. I have been fascinated by some of [livejournal.com profile] shadowkat67 's meta, especially her discussion of Farscape's central theme. If BtVS's central theme is about the challenges (and demons) of growing up, Farscape explores the emotional and interpersonal repercussions of violence and warfare. I don't know that I ever thought about it as clearly as shadowkat67 discussed it, but once noted it's so clear to see it in the series as a whole. Rambly thematic thoughts on Farscape ) Each of them grapple with what violence has cost them. Each of them carry -- and often perpetuate -- those scars. It doesn't happen in a void.

    Also a shout-out to shadowkat's summary of Farscape's Season 3's finale Dog With Two Bones Read more... ) What makes Season 3 wonderful to me is its inevitability. That's what's so damn impressive to me, because Season 3 ends on a note that fannish, shippy hearts don't want. Cannot want. And yet... it has to happen that way.

    There was a discussion in someone's LJ Friday about tragic endings and I mentioned that I had listened to a writing workshop where the lecturer said that stories need the happiest ending the author can give them. Then he stressed that this does not mean that stories have to have happy endings. Not at all. It means that it can't feel like the author is doing something just to make the audience cry. Audiences don't like to feel manipulated and jerked around. A tragic ending cannot be arbitrary. It must be an organic outcome of the situation that the characters are in. The tragedy needs to be the best outcome those characters (and the audience) could reasonably expect given what has happened in the story and who the characters are. Dog with Two Bones is a wonderful example of this. It's a tragedy... but it's an earned one. Given these characters and the situation they were in, the pain that they were in, and the choices they must make to be true to themselves... it has to end this way. That's what makes it heartbreaking. I can't imagine a happier ending for Season 3 that would feel authentic to what had gone before. So, even as it breaks my heart (and every time that it breaks my heart), I still cannot imagine it happening any other way, not and be true to the journey the characters had taken to reach that point.


  • Related thoughts on Doctor Who )


  • Er... it made sense to me anyway.

  • Subsequent thoughts on BtVS ) Inquiring minds want to know...


  • And, while watching Doctor Who on BBC America, I saw ads for Being Human! It starts July 24th. It was a freaking awesome season of Being Human, enough so that I will have to watch it again. It was a wonderful case of plotting the downfall of characters by having them slip-n-slide there with the best of intentions. The characters take what they think is the right course -- or at least a reasonable one -- most of the way. The audience, however, can readily see that this is going to end badly and that the characters are blinded by their own wants and needs. Beautifully done.

shipperx: (Dr Who - 11 Surprised)
Popped over to TWOP and read the Dr. Who Season Finale thread and -- boy, those people are tough!  Seriously, is having a 'happy ending' such a horrific chore? OMG not enough people died.  Whatever.  It's okay for everything not to end in navel gazing loneliness, people!  It's okay to shake things up every now and again with dancing.  No, a steady diet of happy endings isn't 100% satisfying, neither is the ever repetitive 'it must end in tears' ones.  It's okay to mix it up a little. 

When did happy endings become inherently bad?  
shipperx: (Dr Who - 11 Surprised)
Popped over to TWOP and read the Dr. Who Season Finale thread and -- boy, those people are tough!  Seriously, is having a 'happy ending' such a horrific chore? OMG not enough people died.  Whatever.  It's okay for everything not to end in navel gazing loneliness, people!  It's okay to shake things up every now and again with dancing.  No, a steady diet of happy endings isn't 100% satisfying, neither is the ever repetitive 'it must end in tears' ones.  It's okay to mix it up a little. 

When did happy endings become inherently bad?  
shipperx: (Dr Who - 11 Surprised)
Popped over to TWOP and read the Dr. Who Season Finale thread and -- boy, those people are tough!  Seriously, is having a 'happy ending' such a horrific chore? OMG not enough people died.  Whatever.  It's okay for everything not to end in navel gazing loneliness, people!  It's okay to shake things up every now and again with dancing.  No, a steady diet of happy endings isn't 100% satisfying, neither is the ever repetitive 'it must end in tears' ones.  It's okay to mix it up a little. 

When did happy endings become inherently bad?  
shipperx: (Doctor and Martha)
Yesterday the string of thunderstorms (and tornadoes) pretty much kept me inside. This morning looking at my indigo outside the kitchen, some plants suffered from the wind. I'll have to find something to stake them upright.

Oh well, the rain allowed me to catch up with my reading and to watch a few movies.

Finally finished The Ghost Writer by Robert Harris. I enjoyed the premise of a man hired to be the ghost writer for a famous man's (Britain's ex-Prime Minister... clearly intended to be Tony Blair) memoirs. It was a good set up and Harris always writes well, unfortunately I think Harris may have allowed his views to eclipse the plot. On a plot level, some things didn't make a great deal of sense, foremost of which is why someone as apolitical as the ghost writer would keep digging himself deeper into the mystery rather than taking his own advice and backing away slowly. There wasn't much character-wise that supported that this particular person would feel compelled to find out the truth either for reasons of morality or because he couldn't stand to not have his curiosity quenched. A little more character development would've been helpful. Plus, the ending was somewhat weak spoilers ) Although I can't say I'm totally surprised by there being a weak ending. I also greatly enjoyed Harris's Pompeii, but that enjoyment was despite the fact that the ending of that novel was patently ludicrous. Everything else was good so I was willing to overlook the fact that spoilers )

Also finally got around to seeing Avartar. Eh. I'm sure it was pretty in the theater but the plot... well, first I thought I would say that (with the addition of aliens and special effects) it was emulating A Man Called Horse, but the closer and more cutting truth may be that strip it of aliens and you basically have a gender reverse of any number of 1980s Cassie Edwards romance novels. And I have to say that within this genre... I preferred Dustin Hoffman's more comedic (and yet still tragic) Little Big Man

Next, I watched Terminator Salvation and liked it better than I thought I would. I loved, loved, loved Terminator, liked T2, and enjoyed The Sarah Connor Chronicles. But I hadn't heard great things about Terminator Salvation. Overall, I enjoyed it. However, since I seem to be nitpicking today, I have a few. Again, I thought an ending was somewhat weak spoilers ) Still, overall I enjoyed it.

Also watched 500 Days of Summer. I really liked it. No nitpicking. I just liked it.

Finally, watched this weeks' (UK) episode of Doctor Who with the return of the Weeping Angels. Not a lot to say (other than I vastly prefer the Angels to Daleks as villains. I'm pretty damn sick of Daleks). My primary reaction this season is that I really like the new Doctor, but I freaking love Amy Pond. I need icons.

Prettier weather today, so probably a lot less lazy viewing of stuff. :)
shipperx: (Doctor and Martha)
Yesterday the string of thunderstorms (and tornadoes) pretty much kept me inside. This morning looking at my indigo outside the kitchen, some plants suffered from the wind. I'll have to find something to stake them upright.

Oh well, the rain allowed me to catch up with my reading and to watch a few movies.

Finally finished The Ghost Writer by Robert Harris. I enjoyed the premise of a man hired to be the ghost writer for a famous man's (Britain's ex-Prime Minister... clearly intended to be Tony Blair) memoirs. It was a good set up and Harris always writes well, unfortunately I think Harris may have allowed his views to eclipse the plot. On a plot level, some things didn't make a great deal of sense, foremost of which is why someone as apolitical as the ghost writer would keep digging himself deeper into the mystery rather than taking his own advice and backing away slowly. There wasn't much character-wise that supported that this particular person would feel compelled to find out the truth either for reasons of morality or because he couldn't stand to not have his curiosity quenched. A little more character development would've been helpful. Plus, the ending was somewhat weak spoilers ) Although I can't say I'm totally surprised by there being a weak ending. I also greatly enjoyed Harris's Pompeii, but that enjoyment was despite the fact that the ending of that novel was patently ludicrous. Everything else was good so I was willing to overlook the fact that spoilers )

Also finally got around to seeing Avartar. Eh. I'm sure it was pretty in the theater but the plot... well, first I thought I would say that (with the addition of aliens and special effects) it was emulating A Man Called Horse, but the closer and more cutting truth may be that strip it of aliens and you basically have a gender reverse of any number of 1980s Cassie Edwards romance novels. And I have to say that within this genre... I preferred Dustin Hoffman's more comedic (and yet still tragic) Little Big Man

Next, I watched Terminator Salvation and liked it better than I thought I would. I loved, loved, loved Terminator, liked T2, and enjoyed The Sarah Connor Chronicles. But I hadn't heard great things about Terminator Salvation. Overall, I enjoyed it. However, since I seem to be nitpicking today, I have a few. Again, I thought an ending was somewhat weak spoilers ) Still, overall I enjoyed it.

Also watched 500 Days of Summer. I really liked it. No nitpicking. I just liked it.

Finally, watched this weeks' (UK) episode of Doctor Who with the return of the Weeping Angels. Not a lot to say (other than I vastly prefer the Angels to Daleks as villains. I'm pretty damn sick of Daleks). My primary reaction this season is that I really like the new Doctor, but I freaking love Amy Pond. I need icons.

Prettier weather today, so probably a lot less lazy viewing of stuff. :)

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