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Pan-Am

Oh, I like this! I've been side-eyeing Playboy Club and all the things they're trying to sell about the show but this one I really like!

I hope someone retires like Mad Men only with planes because it doesn't even have the sense of it. It's set in the past but I feel its more of a fun escapist show with a lot of female characters who are in it for the Adventure and world travel.

Also, there are spies and cold war shenanigans and I'm perfectly fine accepting Pan Am for what it is, fun!

Revenge

For the truly wronged, real satisfaction can only be found in one of two places: absolute forgiveness or mortal vindication. This is not a story about forgiveness.

Guys, you are all fired for not telling me a gender flipped version of The Count of Monte Cristo was in the works!

So far I'm enjoying more than Ringer! Sorry, SMG. Although I will catch-up to your show too!

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Eleventh Doctor's defining moment. Or, at least it is for me, see if my brother showed me this clip the first time I think I would have immediately started watching Eleven's run as the Doctor but y'know I do like that it was River who brought me back.

But the part where Eleven walks through Ten's image and then suddenly it clicks in your head, he is the Doctor.

Basically, Run.

And look what I found!

Seventh Doctor defends the Pandorica!

Sylvester McCoy does a reading of this scene during the DragonCon 2011 and a fan edits it down to remove the audience clapping and added in the music:



Boy, now I see the similarities between Eleventy and Seven, I know a few people compared Ten with Seven but I think this is a far more apt comparison. Also, here's Matt Smith's Eleven doing the same speech:

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I finally returned to The Mentalist, thanks to [personal profile] mswyrr's episode guide!

selected episodes from S2x01 to 2x08 )
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Finally catching up to my 'To watch' list:

Generation Kill Ep 1-2 )

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Kitchen Confidential

This show premiered the same year as How I Met Your Mother but where HIMYM thrived KC was cut down. I didn't give KC the time of day then despite having Bradley Cooper and Nicholas Brendon but then again I'm glad I only discovered the show now, after time and distance because I'd accept the cancelation easily.

It's a fun show and a bonus, I didn't know Owain Yeoman's here! I didn't even know he was really British 'til this show! (BTW, Yeoman was also in GK!)

Also, it has a lot of food, who wouldn't love that?

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Merlin Season 2

I have a confession, I didn't watch this season all the way through... I'm not that enthusiastic of the show and I admit I only watch for Gwen and the Gwen and Arthur so I cheated and only watched those moments.

I think I'd be more interested in this show if it was the story of Gwen becoming Guinevere, the Queen of Camelot. It's interesting to me how in this world, Gwen doesn't even have the advantage of nobility. Here, we see Gwen really cares for the people of Camelot because she is one of them, she sees how much Uther's laws are affecting the people and I love that Gwen constantly challenges Arthur to be a better man and more, that Arthur is rising up to the challenge. We see that if he is confronted with the truth he does listen, you just have to slap the truth into him.


Fic Rec
Vita Guineveris by [personal profile] selenak
Summary: Five times Gwen had an epiphany. Apprenticeship of a Queen.

Is there any surprise I rec'd this? I love it because its gen and it's about Gwen coming into her own and really, that's all I really want.

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Fans are auctioning of their fanworks, the proceeds will be used to help Haiti. If you're interested pelase visit [community profile] help_haiti. If you're interested to go direct, they also have a collection of links where to donate.
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2009 has come and gone and its time to review my fannish year:

2009 Fannish Year in Review )

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So. NBC. Moving Leno back an hour.

I have so many things to say but it all it seems to boil down to is: Other networks are laughing at you so hard. I bet they even had a betting pool going just when you'll cave.
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I really have to wonder how long I'm going to mourn Life. It's really ridiculous how I let the show get under my skin and even more ridiculous is how I'm unable to let go.

I don't even bother to watch the shows I used to watch or if I do I don't even bother to blog about.

I know Bones, Criminal Minds, The Mentalist, and Castle are all awesome but... well, I don't feel the need to check them out. What is up with that?

More and more I feel myself drawn to the quiet slice of life dramas than the flashbang, snazzy series. Or, okay, I'm still drawn to them but not as much as I used to be all starry eyed about it.

It was the quiet character moments and the camaraderie between Crews and Reese that made me fall for Life and it was these moments the second season lacked IMHO. Especially when the showrunners and NBC decided to go for slick. It's a mistake they never really recovered from because for all it's procedural trappings Life really isn't a procedural.

It's more gentle and forgiving of human frailties and, a lot more hopeful than a regular cop show.

I suppose it's why I've turned to anime because there's surprisingly a lot of gentle slice of life anime dramas that's weaved together by a beautiful and haunting soundtrack.

In short, the first few paragraphs were part of my long winded introduction to Honey & Clover a two season anime series about art students in college.

Just that. No forces of darkness to fight, no giant robots on a rampage but students and teachers. People struggling to get by and finding some sort of meaning in their lives. It's bittersweet and funny with unrequited love and love triangles that don't make me want to scratch my eyes out because everyone is treated fairly and no one is a villain in the story.

It's one of the more affecting shows I've seen in a while and I couldn't believe how fast I was drawn into the character's lives, more, how fast I came to care for them. It's really amazing how manga/anime can build such a big cast but make everyone distinct and unforgettable. I particularly love the friendships formed and how the series show us the little moments that, as the series progresses become such a huge fabric of their lives.

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Sports Night - Season 1 & 2 )

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NCIS - Truth & Consequences )

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HIMYM )
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Most unaired pilots I've seen are not that good BtVS's unaired pilot and from what I've seen and gleaned from the script Life's unaired pilot kind of sucked.

There's the other end of the spectrum where the unaired pilots are actually quite good. And then there's the odd duck where the unaired pilot is actually better than the one aired.

Dollhouse's unaired pilot falls in the third category. No, really. It's actually better than the script I read.

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Dear Ashes to Ashes,


Thank you so for much for making my head explode. It's not like I needed
it or anything.


Love,

Me
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I'm watching [profile] chasarumba's fantastic Casino Royale vid, Skin on repeat. I can't believe how she could pack a whole movie in just three minutes! Skin is such a beautiful synchronization of source and music and just... the cuts and the effects. It's simply breathtaking.

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Moar interviews, this time from [personal profile] angstbunny:

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."

2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.

3. You will post the answers to the questions (and the questions themselves) on your blog or journal.

4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.

5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions. And thus the endless cycle of the meme goes on and on and on and on ...



The questions and the answers )

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Caught up with Castle, I do believe this show is getting better and better.

Castle - A Death in the Family )

Rec:

The thing about mornings by [personal profile] fialka

It's Castle-fic! And how!
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This is entirely gratuitous and senseless but here goes: I am fascinated with Charlie's long legs. I'm also fascinated by the way he enters and exits cars. He's so tall he has to bend to enter a car. And the way he does it is so interesting to watch.

My, Detective, what long legs you have... )

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The Fixer 1x01 )

Eric Cole has a round-up of the news, rumors and links that's circulating about Life in the net. I'm glad he's writing about the show again since he dropped off after Serious Control Issues. In the article, he also mentions [livejournal.com profile] pers_pineapple which is awesome! Changing of the Seasons - New "Life" Approaches

There's also another interview with Sarah Shahi, building on yesterday's interview at expressindia.com : Life moves on...

ETA:

Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] lizbee: The Hypothetical AU Meme: Take any one of the fandoms you know I write in, and give me a type of AU (space opera AU, pirate AU, superhero AU, Ancient Rome, etc). I will then explain what story from your chosen fandom I would write for your chosen type of AU

Fandoms: Life, Farscape, Firefly, Doctor Who, Burn Notice and Smallville
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It's holy week here, basically, means that everyone is on holiday. Everyone but me. Work can be a real bitca.

New Amsterdam - Soldier's Heart/Honor )

Torchwood: Something Borrowed - Adrift )

BTW the 15 character meme is still on going so anyone who'd like to participate can click here

That's not to say I didn't participate in another meme... I've become a meme sheep. :)

Icon meme gakked from [livejournal.com profile] vonnie_k

1. Reply to this post, and I will pick five of your icons. Pick five of my icons, too, if you so desire.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee. Whoo!


Unfortunately, since I've only a limited number of icons I can only answer so much but hey, spread the icon squee!

icon meme )

You'd think that would fill my meme quota, huh? Apparently... not so much.

Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] sophia_helix. I enjoyed reading the responses to this meme and thought to try my hand in it.

Three things _____ did after the world ended by _____.

e.g. Three things Toby Flenderson did after the world ended by nuclear attack.
e.g. Three things Luna Lovegood did after the world ended by clowns.



Fandoms I'm willing to write in:

Firefly
Blood Ties (S1)
Bones
Smallville
Doctor Who (2005)
Life
Psych
New Amsterdam
X-Files
Farscape


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Life links

[livejournal.com profile] pers_pineapple returns with a lovely discussion on Serious Control Issues come and join us, the water's very fine.

[livejournal.com profile] firthgal has some thoughts on Charlie and Constance's relationship, and a Damian Lewis picspam! *sigh* That man is heavenly.

Recs

And the Rest You Can Keep by [livejournal.com profile] aj

All the darkness and edges of our girl in one short but bittersweet story.
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Augh. Curse me and my poor self control. Apparently there's a Life spoiler floating around and I couldn't help myself and I clicked and now I wish I hadn't.

I can't wait for Fall but now that there are spoilers around I have to admit I'm feeling nervous about the second season.

Life S2 spoilers and thoughts )


But, oh, I'm so happy Life continues to gain new fans, [livejournal.com profile] annakovsky, [livejournal.com profile] ainsley and [livejournal.com profile] firthgirl are now hooked on Life!

My excitement over new fans has nothing at all to do with the potential fic that may arise from their enthusiasm. Yep.

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links, linkage, link-a-mania. Links. )

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Criminal Minds season 1 and 2 )


Up to A Day In Death )

Meme gakked from [livejournal.com profile] roga (via friendsfriends):

1) Make a list of 15 characters and assign each character a number.

2) Without telling anyone who's on the list or the character's assigned number, get questions from your flist about what they'd like to know about them, i.e. "If 3 and 4 were trapped in a cave together with only a blanket and a toothpick, what would they do?"

3) Post the list of characters and answers to the questions.


Characters from: Life, Buffy, Farscape, Smallville, Doctor Who, HIMYM, 30 Rock, Burn Notice.

Adopting [livejournal.com profile] rilina's spoiler policy please use mark-up: <span style="color: #333333;background-color: #333333"> Spoilers here.</span>
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I am finally done with the Event from Hell and I'm taking a breather to say Hello, World I'm still here also to post a few thoughts about some shows I've managed to watch despite my killer schedule.

TSCC: Vick's Chip - What He Beheld )

New Amsterdam 1x01 - 1x02 )
Late but I dare not disobey the lovely [livejournal.com profile] rosa_writes  and because I fear her magic powers, here be meme:

Here's the deal: People who have been tagged post their answers and replace any question they dislike with a new question formulated by themselves. Tag 8 people. Those who are tagged cannot refuse (well, I'm saying you can refuse if you really don't want to do it). These 8 people must state who they were tagged by. You cannot tag the person who tagged you.

meme'd )


tagging: [livejournal.com profile] tassosss, [livejournal.com profile] wheresmycow, [livejournal.com profile] tsutsay, [livejournal.com profile] amy_wolf, [livejournal.com profile] rodlox, [livejournal.com profile] tinuvielberen, [livejournal.com profile] _hellosincerity

Doctor Who S4 speculations, thoughts )

ETA: LJ codes fixed, argh... why do you hate me LJ?
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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is a handful to say.


Gakked from [profile] rosa_writes:

Since the sum total of fic I've written can be counted in one tiny hand I decided to go with this:

Give me a pairing and I will write you a sentence or two (possibly ficcish, possibly discussion-ish) about the characters' love for each other. Whatever I write will be all about the happy stuff -- no breakups, no angst, no irony. It doesn't need to be a romantic/sexual pairing, either.

The Flist-Lovin' Meme

Reply to this post (or to the previous meme, whatever), and I will list three things I love about you. Maybe/Probably more than three. Then repost to your own journal and spread the love.
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I again, ventured and watched the STAR WORLD broadcast of Life featuring Let Her Go. Seriously. Life without its original music makes me want to cry.

The person who picked the alternative music fails at Life. Literally. The music is so low key and it's just... the awesome scenes are not as awesome because of the music change. I eeded a pick me up after this and fortunately, the universe was kind enough to provide one... in the form of the hotness of one Damian Lewis.




These pictures were taken, if I'm not mistaken from the recent Sundance Festival. And, guh, Damian Lewis is a fine, fine man.

More Damian Lewis under the cut )

Gossip Girl 1x01-1x13 )

The Sarah Connor Chronicles up to Dungeons & Dragons and possible cracky crossover thoughts )

And, uh, I think I should stop there. Yes, somehow, I made TSCC all about Life, I make everything about Life sooner or later. This is not news.

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Recs )

resources: [livejournal.com profile] dryope and damian-lewis.com
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Criminal Minds 1x01 )

Saving Grace 1x01 )

Dexter - Season Two )

Now off to sleep. It's really, really late here.
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Doctor Who: Christmas Invasion thoughts )


The Inside

I've finally watched the first seven episodes of the Inside (the only seven as it turned out) and... I loved it. I have such a weakness for closed off, damaged characters.

General thoughts on the Inside )


As for Bones, I love it too. It's just so fun, the banter between Tempe and Booth is always fun and like the Inside, I really don't think the show's about the cases, or trying to be X-files. I think Boreanaz was correct in saying that Booth and Tempe are more like the Moonlighting couple.

I love how different/same Booth is from Angel. It's like Booth is the well-adjusted version of Angel and I just got a plotbunny for an Angel/Bones/The Inside crossover.

Scary plotbunny )

And, oh, the plot bunny is eating my brain and I want to stop.

*distracts self with House*

Did I mention that I've also fallen for House?

I love House in all his total grouchy, superior glory and I love Cuddy because she gives as good as she gets. I support any incarnation of a House/Cuddy relationship because they work.

But I really can't see House/Wilson that fandom loves so much even if I tilt my head and squint. I just can't.

I just wish the creators would stop pushing a House/Cameron relationship because c'mon guys... House would eat her alive. Now, Cameron/Chase I could get on.

Wouldn't it be fun, though, if House and Cuddy's role would be reversed? Cuddy as the crochety heroine of the show? And House is the hospital administrator and they'd be bitching at each other the whole day. House didn't really want to be the administrator but something happened and he was promoted to it. And, I really don't know what's next after that but wouldn't that at least be fun? Or that could just be me. Hee.

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