firthgal: (andy - smile)
I'm coming out of hiding just to say that the finale to The Office left me a sobbing mess. What a sweet, hilarious, wonderful, emotional, insightful, nostalgic ending to the show of my life. This show was with me for so long and captured so many of my thoughts and feelings that I could never really express myself, and even though it was wacky and over the top, there have never been any other characters in any piece of fiction that have ever felt so real to me. These people were like a second family and I love how it made the audience feel like a part of that. And even though in the real world most coworkers don't become as close as these people did, it still captured that complicated thing where you are with a bunch of strangers for hours on end every day suffering through the same shit and just trying to survive together, and you do whatever you can to make the day go by easier/faster, you find people that you can have fun with despite the boredom and torture that is called work, and you form a certain affection for these people (even the ones that bug the crap out of you), and it's sad when the group is broken, but the world moves on and new people show up to make the group different, but you'll always remember the good old days.

spoilers )

Perfect ending to a show that I will always remember with the utmost fondness. Even in its darkest days I loved it to death.
firthgal: (andy - smile)
I was eating breakfast at a restaurant this morning and "Take a Chance on Me" by ABBA started playing. The beginning notes alone put such a gigantic smile on my face.



Such a blast from the past. REMEMBER WHEN ANDY WAS THE GREATEST?

Holla!

May. 4th, 2012 12:23 am
firthgal: (Andy - OMG)
I just want to note that tonight's episode of The Office made mention of Korean soap operas. I knew that there was a reason why I am still watching this show.

Speaking of The Office, I feel like the show has taken a drastic decline in quality since it came back from the hiatus. Actually, ever since the Florida storyline I just have not been digging The Office anymore. I don't know why they made Andy the boss and actually let him get his life together if they were just going to rip everything away from him in the end. And all for Erin, who he has absolutely no chemistry with. Because of this very lackluster relationship, his motivation made no sense, and it just made him look like a giant dick for blowing off work and cheating on an awesome girlfriend who genuinely liked him. So, how can I even be rooting for this character that I once adored with every fiber of my being if I can't find the strength to even care about his story? The show has done the impossible and made me apathetic towards Andy, and just... THAT'S AWFUL. Catherine Tate is such a scene gobbler that she's taking away from the ensemble feel, and sometimes that makes me bitter, but then she has a talking head where she kind of breaks into tears over making a work friend and I just want to hug her. But I miss the rest of the office. In the beginning of the season the rest of the office had so much more screen time, and it was glorious. I miss that so much. James Spader is even starting to bother me for similar reasons. He's eating up screentime that could go to the characters that I actually love, and I hate that the show has become all about its big name stars when a long, long time ago it had promised to never do that.

I enjoyed Community tonight, but it seems like a lot of people didn't? I adored the riot scene. Actually, I pretty much adored everything and thought it was pretty cleverly done. But it did kind of feel like it was all setup for what's to come, which makes it one of the less memorable eps of the season, but definitely not one of the worst.

30 Rock also made me laugh a lot, as did Parks and Rec. P&R was funnier tonight than it has been in a long freaking time. And, because I still have latent Ron/Leslie feelings, I must mention the bit where he offered to pay $10,000 just to rent some vans to make Leslie happy. It's moments like those that truly reveal the depth of his caring for Leslie. She matters to him so much, and he never really asks for anything in return (in fact, it would pain him to get anything in return, because Leslie's extreme expression of emotions would probably smother him to death. In fact, most of their fights in past episodes have come from her trying to care about him). Anyway, Ron loves Leslie. They all love Leslie, but for some reason it is Ron's love that always gets me right in the gut.
firthgal: (giles - perplexed vestiness)
You win, Community. I finally have feelings for Troy/Britta. I still don't actively ship them, but, you know, they gave me the warm fuzzies tonight and I can now totally see the plausibility of the ship, and this is the first time where I've felt like Troy has a crush on Britta for more than shallow reasons, and this was also the first time where I've felt like Britta can reciprocate his feelings in the future. After a few bumbling attempts here and there throughout the last two seasons, it finally feels right. So, if they insist on going in that direction, I feel like this ep finally set up a foundation for them, as long as it's a slow burn that stays fairly subtle (of course, that's what I said about Jeff/Annie way back when, and look what the show has done with them). As for the Jeff/Annie... yeah, it made me giddy. Not as giddy as last week, but those looks were so super adorable. I originally thought the ep was using the Jeff/Annie relationship as a parallel to Blade/Britta in that Jeff is the guy that Annie just can't shake no matter how much she knows that he's bad for her, but then that ending happened and it pointed out that Annie's feelings for Jeff are based on his sweet moments, the moments when he does or says the right thing, and that he's not actually all that bad for her (he is when he pushes her away/is emotionally distant, but that's when Annie stops putting up with him, as opposed to Britta/Blade where Britta was only into Blade when he was treating her badly). Jeff/Annie actually ended up being a parallel to Troy/Britta in the end, where Annie is what would make Jeff happy if he'd just learn to love himself (just as Troy could make Britta happy if she'd just learn to love herself). And Pierce/Chang, OMG, MY HEART! MY POOR, POOR HEART. Their friendship was brief, but so epically adorable that it totally broke me. POOR PIERCE.

Speaking of Pierce, can I just say that if Chevy leaves Community, many of the most poignant moments of the show will be gone? Just... he brings so much emotion to the show without even really trying, and it kills me that Chevy doesn't like that aspect of his character. "It isn't funny." Well... great comedy comes from tragedy. Pierce is a sad, pathetic, tragic character, and the comedy comes from those traits. But what makes him redeemable is his heart. He's easily hurt because he's so desperate to fit in, so desperate to find somebody who will love him no matter how awful he is. As we saw in season 2, he tests people. He wants to see how far he can go before somebody leaves him, because that's all anyone has done to him his entire life. He just... he's an awesome character, and Chevy has done wonders with him, and I hate that Chevy doesn't see that. He's so set on the material not being funny and Dan being an egotistical jerk and yada yada yada, but... humor is subjective and Chevy is just as much of an egotistical jerk as Dan (probably moreso since most people don't complain about Dan, but everyone complains about Chevy. Everyone. From every job he's ever had). The whole point of Pierce is that he's behind the times and his humor and ideals alienate the current generation, which is basically a commentary on Chevy. He keeps saying that the show isn't funny, and yet he manages to crack me up as Pierce, so I don't even know what he's going on about. I don't know, man, I don't know, I just don't want Pierce to disappear.

30 Rock was good. I always love it when Jack's mother makes an appearance.

As for The Office, it is basically ruining Andy for me. Thanks a lot, show! I begged you to stop with the stupid Erin/Andy crap, and now it's just gotten worse. Ugh. UGH. I miss Andy being a hapless doof. So much. I mean, I don't mind him being happy at all, it's just that he and Erin have terrible chemistry. The characters just don't mesh well together, and it's awkward to watch, and I HAAAAAATE IT! Hate it hate it hate it. Bleh. James Spader was looking super hot though, wasn't he? Has he lost weight or something? Or did they just give him a better hairstyle? I don't know, but he looked more like his lusty self of yore.



So, I finally caught up with King 2 Hearts, and my only real thought is that the show's use of English is super awkward. At least, it was when the prince told the reporter, "I'm sorry, am I your bosom friend?" WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT? And the show has been very aggressive towards all Americans as a symbolic "Fuck you," to the country, which kind of makes it hard to enjoy the show sometimes. Of course, they did it to China, too, but there are more scenes with Americans than Chinese (of course, when I say "American," I mean white people with very strong French accents who don't sound American at all). Other than that, I'm still loving the show. Especially the false seductions.

I am also still enjoying Rooftop Prince, but I find that I have to fast forward through everything that doesn't contain the female lead or the Joseon 4. Ridiculously boring second leads that are completely irredeemable along with the boring office scenes really bring the show down. But the Joseon 4 are super adorable and hilarious and I love them like crazy.
firthgal: (raising hope - burt)
So, ever since stupid Drama Fever put Flower Boy Ramen Shop on stupid premium only access, I've been patiently awaiting the free release for episode 5, which was supposed to be today, but it's STILL BLOCKING ME and I'm not going to pay an arm and a leg for something that I can usually watch for free anywhere else. The problem is, Hulu has put episode 6 up without putting ep 5 up, and I can't watch ep 6 before I watch ep 5. The copyright owners have superpowers that have blocked the show from YouTube and Mysoju and crunchyroll and everywhere else. Viki can't even touch the show because Drama Fever and Hulu have a monopoly on it. AND NOW I CAN'T WATCH IT. ANYWHERE. And half the time I can't even get Drama Fever to work, so I sure as hell ain't paying for premium. But this is driving me NUTS. All I want to do is watch my silly show before I have to go to work today. I was promised access today and got nothing. And all of my usual sites are either not working or linking to broken videos. CLEARLY THE INTERNET HATES ME. Auuuuuuuugh, I'm so angry. Damn it, Hulu! Do you know how moronic it is to release ep 6 before you release ep 5 of a serialized show? AUUUUUUUGH.

To distract me from my frustration, I'll talk about last night's NBC shows. Community and Parks & Rec were kind of a letdown, but The Office made me grin from ear to ear, just as it's been doing all season. Somehow The Office has become my breakout favorite show of all time all over again, but in a completely different way than seasons 1-3. Like, instead of being this snarky, kind of dark commentary on office politics and the selfishness of humankind that also managed to have a little heart, it's turned into this feel-good, heartwarming commentary on how people who have spent years working together and fighting with each other can come to love one another and genuinely support each other, and while the snark and zany shenanigans and brilliant character studies of old are still there, it somehow ends up feeling like the show is just engulfing you in a giant hug. It just wants to make you feel happy and content, it wants you to love the time that you spend with these characters and appreciate what each one of them brings to the show, and I love it. I loved the old Office, and this new Office probably could never have worked without the old one, but man do I love the place that The Office is in right now, and I love how shifting the focus to Andy has brought back so much of the heart that The Office had lost in its middling seasons. And I love how this season has illustrated that Andy and Michael are so similar yet so drastically different. So much energy was always spent on trying to make Michael happy, and while Michael yearned for people to love him, he just didn't know how to be part of a group. He didn't know how to make things about people other than himself. It was always "Me me me" with Michael. With Andy, he has that same desperate yearning for love, but in a way where he just wants a place to belong. He'd do anything for his friends. Anything. His driving force is making other people happy, so much so that he usually loses his own identity while trying to achieve this, and I think that's the biggest difference between Michael and Andy. With Andy, it's about the group. With Michael, it was about Michael.

I don't know, I guess I was predisposed to love a version of The Office where Andy Bernard is the star, but I don't think I ever realized just how well his big, sensitive heart would bring everyone together. They are just so much more harmonious and genuinely root for Andy because he makes that face that is so damn heartbreaking every time he fails. Also, I love James Spader, and I love that amidst all the heartwarming moments going on, he reminds us that this is still a work environment where people are competitive and a boss who doesn't really know anything about anybody inevitably makes false assumptions about people. And he does sort of bring back that Michael feel with how he takes over everything and makes it about himself, but he does it in this subtle, laid back way where you barely notice it because he just sucks you in.

Anyway, with Community, I think my expectations were too high since last season's documentary episode was one of the greatest things that has ever graced my television. This one? Not so much. I think perhaps it was a little too over the top for me, which usually isn't a problem, but that's because the show is usually grounded by having the over the topness come from an emotional place, so it just wasn't clicking with me. It just felt like the dean being crazy for crazy's sake, and the documentary format wasn't really adding anything to the story. But then Luis Guzman showed up and shit got real. The dean realized some things about himself that he needed to realize, and his breakdown was positively beautiful and one of the best things that this show has ever done. Until he got naked and painted himself and started doing weird things, but he's the dean, so I guess I expected that. But... I think I would have preferred it if they had just kept that moment serious. I've never been a fan of the dean's more extreme moments, though, so I guess I'll just never agree with the show on that point. I also LOVED the stuff with Pierce. It was stupid, but so, so hilarious.

Parks and Rec was decently funny, but not very memorable. I think I've just lost my emotional connect with this show for the most part, which is unfortunate.
firthgal: (comm - annie jeff 2)
Community - SAASKLDHADFSKJLFJKDSFHSFFKLJEFFANDANNIEJEFFANDANNIEJEFFANDANNIE!!! *ahem* Brilliant episode. I love it when this show challenges itself, and this ep was possibly the most ambitious it's ever been. It ran the risk of being terribly repetitive and losing our interest, but I was fascinated the ENTIRE TIME. All of the timelines were fantastic, but clearly Troy's wins. Especially when he looks at the troll and goes, "YOU!" all dramatically. And the tag was epic. I expect that its ramifications will resurface some time in the future. In fact, I'll be disappointed if it's never revisited. And did I mention Jeff and Annie? I MELTED. SEVERAL TIMES. Even though the moments amount to nothing since none of them happened on the real timeline, but, you know, it still pleased me. Actually, I'm not sure what the real timeline was, but I choose to believe that it was the last one, especially since it's continuing the theme of the group being just fine without Jeff (actually, they tend to be better off without him, which probably hit him in the gut). I love that Jeff is finally accepting that he loves the crap out of these people, and now they are becoming self sufficient and it's scaring him.

Parks and Rec - RON AND LESLIE RON AND LESLIE RON AND LESLIE!!!!! I love them. Which you already know. But this ep just re-emphasized why. They get competitive, she ruins something he loves, he accepts that she's more awesome than everyone ever, and then she realizes that she totally broke him and fixes him so that he's better than new. And that works the other way, too. They challenge each other and genuinely care about each other and know how to make each other smile. They know each other better than anyone. I LOVE THEM.

The Office - ANDY! Oh, my Andy. Interesting side note: when I was 13, I had a super huge crush on Stephen Collins. I would tape every ep of 7th Heaven and watch them on an endless loop just for his scenes, and I watched The First Wives Club a billion times just for him, so, it's kind of fitting that he is playing Andy's father. It's just sad that Andy's father is such a douchewad. But, we expected that, especially after that quote a few seasons back where Andy mentioned that he was originally named Walter after his father but then they had it changed after his brother was born. OH ANDY. His entire personality just makes so much sense now, and I just want to hug him. He will forever be that little boy that is desperately seeking approval from his father. My heart has always broken for Andy when he tries so desperately to win people over and fails miserably, but tonight? His dejection was felt so thoroughly that I actually wanted to reach into my television and strangle everyone. Also, I loved the bit where Andy got angry and knocked the tray out of that one dude's hands, because sometimes this show is terrible at continuity when it comes to Andy, so it was nice to see some of his anger issues resurface for a brief moment. Also, Erin and Kelly's hats, OMG. Dwight and Jim = ♥ ♥ ♥
firthgal: (comm - annie jeff 2)
Community - POOR TODD.

Parks and Rec - Ron and Leslie Ron and Leslie Ron and Leslie for always. She is the only person that he would ever actually do fact checking work for. He has discussions with her that are longer than a minute. He never makes her think that he doesn't know her name. LOOOOOOVE. Yes, I realize that they barely had any scenes together last night, but that never stopped me before.

The Office - ANDY. ANDY ANDY ANDY. *grabby hands* Also, I am now tempted to grease up the floor at work and scoot boxes across it.

Vampire Diaries - DAMON. MY BEAUTIFUL, MESSED UP DAMON. I love it when he's being bad. I just do. Damon's not a good guy, and I love it when the show reminds us of that. Of course, this was neither shocking nor horrifying like they've done in the past, but at least it was a little bit of the old unstable Damon that I love so much. He's not Stefan. He hates being compared to Stefan. And poor Damon has spent his entire life being compared to him, always unfavorably, everyone asking why he couldn't be more like his brother. And when Damon is actually being a good guy, when he's actually doing the right thing, it's still not good enough. He's still not good enough, and that kills him. I love Damon. Always have and always will, but I love him for the mess that he is, not the reformed bad boy that Elena (and most of fandom) is trying to make him out to be. But he's also not pure evil. He wants to be good, he's just bad at being good.

Back to Community, this season has completely reawakened my Jeff/Annie love and I want so much fic. The sad part? All the good writers in the fandom have pretty much moved on. I don't blame them, because season 2 made Jeff/Annie look pretty hopeless, but this season has really kicked up the UST, and GOD I want good fic! I was never really into the porny times with these two so much, but now? I just want them to make out forever. Jeff's sudden fixation with Annie's boobs (not the monkey) has me all hot and bothered. But I also want angsty fic where Annie breaks his heart. Where he is just gobsmacked in love but too afraid to face it, and Annie gets tired of waiting for him to really open up to her, and she becomes the one that got away and he ends up bitter and old and alone but he always smiles when he thinks of her. I WANT JEFF TO SUFFER. I have no idea why. I guess because everyone always assumes that Jeff would break her heart, but I've always thought that it would be very much the opposite, whether it's because she outgrows him and wants something more, or because he keeps her at enough of a distance that she just stops believing that he loves her. Or something. I don't know, all I know is that I want angsty fic where Annie breaks Jeff's heart. I also want present time fic where Annie gets an actual boyfriend and keeps it a secret from Jeff because he always sabotages her relationships and she actually likes this one. And I wish that I wasn't so lazy so that I could actually write that Community as a K-drama fic that I've had in my head for ages where I would attempt to insert every single k-drama rom-com trope that I could think of (actually, it's not exactly laziness keeping me from doing it. It's like ever since I started working again, every single creative bone in my body has disappeared. Not that I've ever been all that good at fic writing, but at least I was able to get my ideas to form into actual stories. Now I just stare at a blank screen because my mind can't think of words. It's sad. Very, very sad. I will always blame work for this. Always).
firthgal: (andy - smile)
Guys, The Office is still my favorite. Andy is still my favorite. James Spader still freakishly oozes sexiness. Oooooooh my god, you guys. You guys, you guys. spoilers )

While The Office will always be my comfort food, Community is the one that gets me excited. I downloaded it the second I got home from work and pretty much spazzed out from the second I hit the "play" button. JEFF'S DAYDREAM, OMG. That scene proved that my Jeff/Annie feelings are still alive and kicking. CHAAAAAAAAAANG. Abed's reaction to Cougar Town not coming back till January was the exact reaction I had when ABC did that to Ugly Betty (only I think that was a mid-season delay, like it didn't come back from winter hiatus, which meant they shortened the season and I was sure that they were going to cancel it, and then... they did). Cougarton Abbey! The show's general interpretation of British TV amused me greatly. Troy and Abed's announcement! Jeff realizing that he's madly in love with the study group! Pierce being decent! The Dean having a tremendous amount of interactions full of double entendres! Jeff going crazy! Oh, this show, I've missed it so freaking much. And the little Jeff/Annie bones that the show is throwing at us are most appreciated. Hopefully there will be more in the same fashion.

Parks and Rec was also delightful, especially since the show finally gave us some Ron/Leslie that I have been missing so damn much. Ever since Ben came into the picture, the show has been all about Leslie/Ben, which meant much less Leslie/Ron, which depressed me. I think I'm the only person in the universe who kind of hated season 3. And while I'm not fond of Ben/Leslie, I don't hate them either, it's just... I miss the central focus of the show being the Leslie/Ron friendship. Or, well, I guess that wasn't the central focus, but a lot of Leslie's big moments of revelation in season 2 came from her scenes with Ron, and a lot of the touching scenes came from her moments with Ron, and basically I want them in every scene together because they are the best. I miss them and their perfectness. Basically, Leslie/Ben = zzzzzzz, Ron/Leslie = :DDDDD, so, I enjoyed this ep. But yeah, the love that I had for this show during season 2 is a distant memory, which is quite sad.
firthgal: (comm - chang yun-fat)
1. Loved Community! TROY AND ABED! ♥ CHAAAAAAAAANG! OMG, Chang, I love that dude. And I am still getting all giddy over any and all Chang/Duncan interaction. I have no idea why I ship them, but I just can't help myself from seeing the subtext. I JUST CAN'T. They're both so lonely and pathetic and they have this crazy tension between them where they hate each other but also understand each other more than anyone else does. Jeff's text at the end! So sweet. I did not dig the Pierce scenes in this ep. I found the bits with Andy Dick to be kind of tacky, in all honesty. Other than that, this ep was pretty much perfection.

2. I... think I'm starting to enjoy Perfect Couples. WHAT IS THIS, I CAN'T EVEN...

3. The Office. Blech to Michael/Holly, and BLEURRRRRRRRRRGH to the reemergence of Andy/Erin. DAMN IT, SHOW, LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE. Ugh. I can't believe the show is making Gabe a self-involved jerk in his relationship with Erin just to bring back the Andy/Erin vibes. UGH. UGH UGH UGH. STOP IT, SHOW. Is it too much to ask for the show to just leave Andy's love life alone? HE WAS DOING BEAUTIFULLY THIS SEASON. Until now. Ugh. The only things I really liked about this ep were Dwight rocking Michael, and Jim and Pam being all giggly and naughty. And Kevin teasing Oscar. Kevin teasing Oscar will never not be adorable.

4. Parks and Rec. HILARIOUS. Loved this ep, though not as much as I loved the Tammy ep from last season. Also, I think this ep finally made me warm up to Ben/Leslie a little? Just a touch. I was mostly still shipping Ron/Leslie like crazy. But Ben's total dorkiness in this ep seems to have won me over, especially the bit where he was asking about Leslie's relationship with Dave.

5. 30 Rock. LOVED. 30 Rock is totally being the MVP of the Thursday night lineup this year. Absolutely hilarious ep, and never have I loved Carol more. Why wasn't he like this sooner? Why can't he stay? Why am I so in love with Matt Damon lately? I just don't know (well, actually, I do. It's because he won my heart in True Grit). And am I crazy, or was that John Cho being a Canadian meth dealer? Anyway, awesome ep, and once again the show unintentionally ships the crap out of Jack/Liz.
firthgal: (vampire diaries - damon)
Community - Blah. It was kind of boring, to be honest. You know what's weird? Annie and Pierce are my favorite characters, and this ep was centered around them both, and yet I just didn't enjoy it very much. It had its moments, but for the most part I kept zoning out. The highlights for me were the Chang scenes and Jeff trying to correct his sexting snafu (and his non-conversation with Abed. That Abed, he's so judgmental!).

The Office - This one was quite adorable. Anytime that Andy gets ample screentime, I am pretty happy. I am so easy. So, so easy. Like, I don't even quite remember anything great about this episode except for Kevin being charming, but man did it make me smile. ANDY!!! HE IS SO ADORABLE! And this ep made me remember how freaking hard I used to ship Andy/Kelly. DID YOU SEE HOW IMPRESSED HE WAS? DID YOU SEE? Also, I loved Michael's pep speech to him at the end. It is so very lovely when the show reminds us that Michael is sometimes a great boss/mentor. Oh! Oh! The cold open! MICHAEL SCOTT AND DAVID BRENT LOVING UP ON EACH OTHER. It was quite beautiful, really. And Gabe! Gaaaaaaaabe! Gabe. Your love of pretentious/annoying films is totally going to make you lose your lady love. And, okay, Gabe, dude, WALL-E is equally as pretentious/annoying as those other films, so you would have totally loved it. Ugh, I hate that movie. Shrek 2, however, is awesome. BUT PLEASE, DEAR GOD SHOW, PLEASE DO NOT REVIVE ANDY/ERIN. YOU WERE FINALLY GETTING OVER THAT BORING MESS. AUGH, DO NOT GO THERE AGAIN. But clearly the show was trying to turn us off of Gabe/Erin by showing how he takes advantage of her poor Scrabbling skills, but... DIDN'T WORK. THEY ARE STILL MY FAVORITE. Oh, but surely Andy and Erin are ~soulmates because of their compatibility in movie choices. You know it! *gag* I'm sorry, I really do go on about this in every post, don't I?

Parks and Rec - Cuuuuuuuute! Oh, Rob Lowe, I love you, please marry me. Have I mentioned how dreamy Rob Lowe is? Yes? No? Yes? ROB LOWE IS REALLY, REALLY DREAMY. And Ann's dorkiness around him just endeared her to me more than ever. In fact, this whole episode was great for Ann. I don't think I've ever really appreciated her until this episode. Also, RON AND ANDY. ♥ I... still am not on board with Leslie/Ben, or Ben in general. I don't know, I don't know. Everyone keeps talking about what a great foil he is for Leslie, but I'm not feeling it. Like, at all. I think Ben just has to come into his own as a character for me to dig him, I guess. He's kind of like early Ann in the sense that he's the straight man without a whole lot of personality of his own yet. That talking head after Leslie's speech? I feel like that was a typical Ron line (when he's being sweet) and it just didn't seem right coming out of Ben's mouth. Bah, I hate that I am having issues with Ben. It reminds me of my issues with Brandanowitz, only I don't loathe Ben like I did season 1 Brandanowitz.

30 Rock - SO FREAKING HILARIOUS, OMG. It has been a long damn time since I've downloaded an ep of 30 Rock for rewatch, but I had to for this one. HAD TO. The Tracy/Liz stuff was amazing. ROBERT FUCKING DENIRO. WITH A BRITISH ACCENT. Random return of Dennis!!! Jack's very girly pronunciation of "Hello" that never fails to crack me up! OPERATION RIGHTEOUS COWBOY LIGHTNING! Dramatic music and significant looks! Oh, I loved it. Love love loved it. Even if I wasn't quite sure what the show was making fun of when Liz went on her rant about music manipulating people into feeling emotions to a half-assed resolution. I assumed they were bagging on Lost, but I wasn't sure. Maybe it was just everything, because a lot of shows do that nowadays. I don't know, but now I really, really want to make a multi-fandom fanvid set to that song with ~significant looks~ that aren't in any way romantic. I even kind of started one! But, the project requires too much commitment, and I am beat, so, I don't think I'll ever finish it beyond, like, 30 seconds, but we'll see.

VAMPIRE DIARIES, HOLY CRAP.

HOLY CRAP!

Spoilers )

Also, with all the werewolf/vampire forbidden love vibes going on in this ep, I can't help but be reminded of the Filipino soap opera Imortal. AHAHAHA, I AM SO LAME, AS IS THAT SHOW, but it's what I keep thinking about whenever Vampire Diaries eludes to the oncoming battle between the vampires and the werewolves.
firthgal: (true blood - bill)
ANDY'S HALLOWEEN COSTUME ASDHJKLFHJASDH;KLJ!!!! As if I couldn't love that boy more than I already do. Is it sad that I knew what his costume was long before the explanation? Also, JIM AND PAM AND THEIR DORKY SELVES. ♥ ♥ ♥ I have no idea what Kelly was (either time, though possibly the second costume was Katy Perry? Maybe?) Don't know what Ryan was either. And I love Michael for being my lame comedy soulmate, because he was FREAKING MACGRUBER, OMG I LOVE HIM. I am disappointed that he never said, "Let's go pound some Cunth," though. WHAT UP, MICHAEL SCOTT? Gabe was super adorable, but sadly not as epic as Dean Pelton's take on Lady Gaga. My favorite part of the ep, though? The cold open (especially the Kevin/Phyllis switch out). I LOVE YOU STANLEY THE MANLY.

Community was entertaining, but I think I'm starting to get tired of their high concept episodes. I did love that this one got to focus on Troy and Troy/Abed, and the surprise hookup that happened in this ep had me laughing like crazy, but I kind of hate how characterization seems to fly out the window this season (especially with this ep and the Apollo 13 ep). I don't know, I am just feeling a strange disconnect from the characters of Community this year, and that never once happened last year whether I liked the episode or not. Meh, that being said, this episode was really funny and well done, but once again it left me feeling an emotional disconnect from everyone except for Troy and Abed. Also, I am not a horror/monster movie fan, so I didn't understand any of the references at all (which probably explains why I didn't enjoy this one as much as Modern Warfare or Contemporary American Poultry). Heck, even with Modern Warfare I didn't particularly like what happened character-wise, but I felt that the show pulled off the action/apocalypse parody within its own universe so beautifully, whereas this ep felt a little less natural (same with Contemporary American Poultry vs the Apollo 13 ep, though with CAP I loved how it was both a parody episode and a great character/ensemble episode). Bah, in short, season 2 is still not doing much for me, though I still find this show 20 times funnier than most everything that's on TV right now. (seriously, if this show gets canceled because of the utter crap that is Outsourced, I will be so freaking angry. I've tried watching Outsourced, several times, but ugh, I cannot stand it one bit. Offensive, condescending to both its characters and the audience, and simply NOT FUNNY. Am I alone in this??? Because I really feel like I am. It's nice that the show brings some diversity to American television, but it sucks that the writing comes across as so very racist and NOT FUNNY)

The Big Bang Theory was pretty funny tonight. Especially Sheldon and his text-based computer game from the 1980s. &hearts &hearts &hearts Ha, actually, it so reminded me of when my oldest brother used to make us play Dungeons and Dragons with him and it was pretty much just really stupid stuff like:

Him: (in a ridiculously serious voice) You're walking in a cave and come to a door, what do you do?
Me: Uh... open it.
Him: You can't, it's locked!
Me: I find the key and open it.
Him: You can't find the key! There is no key!
Me: Okay, fine, I turn around and go back.
Him: You can't! All pathways are blocked except for the locked door!
Me: This is stupid.
Him: No it's not. You just don't have any imagination.
Me: *sigh* Alright, I cast a spell on the door and it opened.
Him: You can't do that! No spell can break its lock!
Me: I blew the door up with a spell.
Him: Can't do that!
Me: Why?
Him: Magic won't work on this door!
Me: OH MY GOD, I HATE THIS GAME, YOU ARE JUST MAKING STUFF UP. I'M LEAVING, NERD.
Him: It's not my fault that you aren't smart enough to figure out how to play this game.
Me: OH MY GOD, I WANT TO PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE RIGHT NOW.

Yeah, that's pretty much how it went. To this day I still don't understand the basic rules of Dungeons and Dragons.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia was pretty good tonight, too.

Spoilers. What? Spoilers? For this show? Oh yes. )
firthgal: (true blood - bill)
ANDY'S HALLOWEEN COSTUME ASDHJKLFHJASDH;KLJ!!!! As if I couldn't love that boy more than I already do. Is it sad that I knew what his costume was long before the explanation? Also, JIM AND PAM AND THEIR DORKY SELVES. ♥ ♥ ♥ I have no idea what Kelly was (either time, though possibly the second costume was Katy Perry? Maybe?) Don't know what Ryan was either. And I love Michael for being my lame comedy soulmate, because he was FREAKING MACGRUBER, OMG I LOVE HIM. I am disappointed that he never said, "Let's go pound some Cunth," though. WHAT UP, MICHAEL SCOTT? Gabe was super adorable, but sadly not as epic as Dean Pelton's take on Lady Gaga. My favorite part of the ep, though? The cold open (especially the Kevin/Phyllis switch out). I LOVE YOU STANLEY THE MANLY.

Community was entertaining, but I think I'm starting to get tired of their high concept episodes. I did love that this one got to focus on Troy and Troy/Abed, and the surprise hookup that happened in this ep had me laughing like crazy, but I kind of hate how characterization seems to fly out the window this season (especially with this ep and the Apollo 13 ep). I don't know, I am just feeling a strange disconnect from the characters of Community this year, and that never once happened last year whether I liked the episode or not. Meh, that being said, this episode was really funny and well done, but once again it left me feeling an emotional disconnect from everyone except for Troy and Abed. Also, I am not a horror/monster movie fan, so I didn't understand any of the references at all (which probably explains why I didn't enjoy this one as much as Modern Warfare or Contemporary American Poultry). Heck, even with Modern Warfare I didn't particularly like what happened character-wise, but I felt that the show pulled off the action/apocalypse parody within its own universe so beautifully, whereas this ep felt a little less natural (same with Contemporary American Poultry vs the Apollo 13 ep, though with CAP I loved how it was both a parody episode and a great character/ensemble episode). Bah, in short, season 2 is still not doing much for me, though I still find this show 20 times funnier than most everything that's on TV right now. (seriously, if this show gets canceled because of the utter crap that is Outsourced, I will be so freaking angry. I've tried watching Outsourced, several times, but ugh, I cannot stand it one bit. Offensive, condescending to both its characters and the audience, and simply NOT FUNNY. Am I alone in this??? Because I really feel like I am. It's nice that the show brings some diversity to American television, but it sucks that the writing comes across as so very racist and NOT FUNNY)

The Big Bang Theory was pretty funny tonight. Especially Sheldon and his text-based computer game from the 1980s. &hearts &hearts &hearts Ha, actually, it so reminded me of when my oldest brother used to make us play Dungeons and Dragons with him and it was pretty much just really stupid stuff like:

Him: (in a ridiculously serious voice) You're walking in a cave and come to a door, what do you do?
Me: Uh... open it.
Him: You can't, it's locked!
Me: I find the key and open it.
Him: You can't find the key! There is no key!
Me: Okay, fine, I turn around and go back.
Him: You can't! All pathways are blocked except for the locked door!
Me: This is stupid.
Him: No it's not. You just don't have any imagination.
Me: *sigh* Alright, I cast a spell on the door and it opened.
Him: You can't do that! No spell can break its lock!
Me: I blew the door up with a spell.
Him: Can't do that!
Me: Why?
Him: Magic won't work on this door!
Me: OH MY GOD, I HATE THIS GAME, YOU ARE JUST MAKING STUFF UP. I'M LEAVING, NERD.
Him: It's not my fault that you aren't smart enough to figure out how to play this game.
Me: OH MY GOD, I WANT TO PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE RIGHT NOW.

Yeah, that's pretty much how it went. To this day I still don't understand the basic rules of Dungeons and Dragons.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia was pretty good tonight, too.

Spoilers. What? Spoilers? For this show? Oh yes. )
firthgal: (ksw - iris)
Community was ridiculously hilarious tonight, and Abed was ridiculously hot throughout the whole ep (especially in the tag scene). I'm not usually much of an Abed fangirl, but seriously, that dude was smokin' tonight. Also, this episode proved that I simply cannot stop shipping Britta/Pierce. THEIR CHEMISTRY IS UNDENIABLE, DAMN IT. Especially their comedic chemistry. They play off of each other so delightfully! I want them to have more scenes together, is what I'm saying. Also, the badass Shirley scene was so, so, so well done.

30 ROCK WAS THE GREATEST. Well, okay, maybe not the greatest, but it was delightfully hilarious in every single way and by far the greatest episode they've done in a long while. EPIC AMOUNTS OF JACK AND LIZ. JACK DOING A SERIOUSLY DISTURBING REAGAN IMPRESSION. FRAJUR! THE SECRET FRIENDS CLUB (is that what it was called? My memory is failing me at the moment). TRACY!!! The funniest part of the ep was definitely the scene where Jack solves the Tracy problem, oh god, I laughed way too hard at that. HEARTWARMING JACK/LIZ MOMENT AT THE END. I am falling in love with this show all over again, and you know what? As long as the show keeps giving us these wonderful friendship moments between Jack and Liz, then I think I can finally come to terms with the fact that they will never get together. It's just not going to happen, and I think that this season is doing a good job of helping me embrace their BFFery minus the sexual tension. It helps that the overall writing of the show is so much stronger this season, too.

The Office was... well, it made me laugh, but it was one of those eps that really wasn't that memorable yet still gave me joy simply because I am addicted to spending time with all these characters. I think this is why I will never give up The Office, even when Steve Carell leaves. I love these nutjobs too much to leave them. ESPECIALLY ANDY AND HIS SEXY FALSETTO VOICE. Oh gosh, his face when he realized that he, Darryl, and Kevin were just jamming together like friends! Oh, I love him.

The Big Bang Theory was pretty meh. I am beginning to get tired of the Amy Farrah Fowler storyline. It was cute in the beginning, but they are overusing her now. As much as I adore Sheldon, having two of him is just overkill, you know? Also, Penny was completely absent from this episode, which made it feel incomplete. That being said, the ep did make me laugh, but like The Office, it just wasn't a very notable episode.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia was okay. I really enjoyed the storyline about Mac and Charlie's mothers, but the Frank/Dee storyline kind of brought the episode down (though I did love Dee's insane devotion to being a Grobanite). Anyhow, still a fairly hilarious episode, and Charlie and Mac were adorable (as they always are).




So, I was looking at Kim Seung Woo's DramaWiki page yesterday, and I noticed that Athena: Goddess of War has suddenly shown up as one of his TV shows. Is this for real? BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE MAGNIFICENT. I tried googling it, but all I found were articles from August, all saying that he might be reprising his role as Park Chul Young in the IRIS spin-off. So, I'm trying not to get my hopes up, especially since he is nowhere to be seen in the trailor, BUT HOW AWESOME WOULD THAT BE?



Seriously, he needs to get in on that action. You know, as much as I loved City Hall, Cha Seung Won is just not much of a looker, is he? Especially with that goatee in this preview, eesh. Though I will not be surprised if he totally charms me with his badassery in Athena, just as he charmed me in City Hall with his angst-eyes and witty banter.

In other news, I am now watching I am Sam for a second time. Or, well, I'm watching all the Eun Byul/Jang scenes again (and I tend to watch my favorite ones over and over again before finally moving on). I think I'm enjoying their romance even more than I did the first time around. I know that this drama is completely ridiculous and considered total crack, but I'm pretty sure it's my favoritest rom-com ever. It's like it was tailor-made just for me. Male Teacher/Female Student (a rarity in Asian dramas, at least as far as I can tell. Most are Female Teacher/Male Student, and pretty much all age gap romances have the woman being the older party, which doesn't intrigue me as much, sadly), completely emotional bond with a few sexual innuendos here and there, ANGST (in a fun sort of way as opposed to the depressing kind that can be found in dramas like Tree of Heaven), adorable moments of jealousy, witty banter, both characters changing for the better because of each other, co-dependency, unrequitedness, inappropriateness, hilarity... I FREAKING LOVE THIS SHOW. A lot. And every time I watch it I keep trying to think of who the heck T.O.P. reminds me of, but then last night someone on [livejournal.com profile] fandomsecrets said that he looks exactly like Spock when he has short hair, and I went, "THAT'S IT!!!" It all makes sense now.



Oh, T.O.P. I don't generally find him all that attractive, but there is something alluring about him in that vid (particularly the very end where he does that thing with his eyebrow)

Speaking of T.O.P., I find this vid both horrifying and addictive:



WHAT IS THAT? I don't know, but I find that one girl's hair completely hypnotizing (the one who got it to stick straight up in the air). This K-pop phenomenon is quite perplexing (though, I found America's obsession with boybands in the 90s quite perplexing, too).
firthgal: (ksw - iris)
Community was ridiculously hilarious tonight, and Abed was ridiculously hot throughout the whole ep (especially in the tag scene). I'm not usually much of an Abed fangirl, but seriously, that dude was smokin' tonight. Also, this episode proved that I simply cannot stop shipping Britta/Pierce. THEIR CHEMISTRY IS UNDENIABLE, DAMN IT. Especially their comedic chemistry. They play off of each other so delightfully! I want them to have more scenes together, is what I'm saying. Also, the badass Shirley scene was so, so, so well done.

30 ROCK WAS THE GREATEST. Well, okay, maybe not the greatest, but it was delightfully hilarious in every single way and by far the greatest episode they've done in a long while. EPIC AMOUNTS OF JACK AND LIZ. JACK DOING A SERIOUSLY DISTURBING REAGAN IMPRESSION. FRAJUR! THE SECRET FRIENDS CLUB (is that what it was called? My memory is failing me at the moment). TRACY!!! The funniest part of the ep was definitely the scene where Jack solves the Tracy problem, oh god, I laughed way too hard at that. HEARTWARMING JACK/LIZ MOMENT AT THE END. I am falling in love with this show all over again, and you know what? As long as the show keeps giving us these wonderful friendship moments between Jack and Liz, then I think I can finally come to terms with the fact that they will never get together. It's just not going to happen, and I think that this season is doing a good job of helping me embrace their BFFery minus the sexual tension. It helps that the overall writing of the show is so much stronger this season, too.

The Office was... well, it made me laugh, but it was one of those eps that really wasn't that memorable yet still gave me joy simply because I am addicted to spending time with all these characters. I think this is why I will never give up The Office, even when Steve Carell leaves. I love these nutjobs too much to leave them. ESPECIALLY ANDY AND HIS SEXY FALSETTO VOICE. Oh gosh, his face when he realized that he, Darryl, and Kevin were just jamming together like friends! Oh, I love him.

The Big Bang Theory was pretty meh. I am beginning to get tired of the Amy Farrah Fowler storyline. It was cute in the beginning, but they are overusing her now. As much as I adore Sheldon, having two of him is just overkill, you know? Also, Penny was completely absent from this episode, which made it feel incomplete. That being said, the ep did make me laugh, but like The Office, it just wasn't a very notable episode.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia was okay. I really enjoyed the storyline about Mac and Charlie's mothers, but the Frank/Dee storyline kind of brought the episode down (though I did love Dee's insane devotion to being a Grobanite). Anyhow, still a fairly hilarious episode, and Charlie and Mac were adorable (as they always are).




So, I was looking at Kim Seung Woo's DramaWiki page yesterday, and I noticed that Athena: Goddess of War has suddenly shown up as one of his TV shows. Is this for real? BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE MAGNIFICENT. I tried googling it, but all I found were articles from August, all saying that he might be reprising his role as Park Chul Young in the IRIS spin-off. So, I'm trying not to get my hopes up, especially since he is nowhere to be seen in the trailor, BUT HOW AWESOME WOULD THAT BE?



Seriously, he needs to get in on that action. You know, as much as I loved City Hall, Cha Seung Won is just not much of a looker, is he? Especially with that goatee in this preview, eesh. Though I will not be surprised if he totally charms me with his badassery in Athena, just as he charmed me in City Hall with his angst-eyes and witty banter.

In other news, I am now watching I am Sam for a second time. Or, well, I'm watching all the Eun Byul/Jang scenes again (and I tend to watch my favorite ones over and over again before finally moving on). I think I'm enjoying their romance even more than I did the first time around. I know that this drama is completely ridiculous and considered total crack, but I'm pretty sure it's my favoritest rom-com ever. It's like it was tailor-made just for me. Male Teacher/Female Student (a rarity in Asian dramas, at least as far as I can tell. Most are Female Teacher/Male Student, and pretty much all age gap romances have the woman being the older party, which doesn't intrigue me as much, sadly), completely emotional bond with a few sexual innuendos here and there, ANGST (in a fun sort of way as opposed to the depressing kind that can be found in dramas like Tree of Heaven), adorable moments of jealousy, witty banter, both characters changing for the better because of each other, co-dependency, unrequitedness, inappropriateness, hilarity... I FREAKING LOVE THIS SHOW. A lot. And every time I watch it I keep trying to think of who the heck T.O.P. reminds me of, but then last night someone on [livejournal.com profile] fandomsecrets said that he looks exactly like Spock when he has short hair, and I went, "THAT'S IT!!!" It all makes sense now.



Oh, T.O.P. I don't generally find him all that attractive, but there is something alluring about him in that vid (particularly the very end where he does that thing with his eyebrow)

Speaking of T.O.P., I find this vid both horrifying and addictive:



WHAT IS THAT? I don't know, but I find that one girl's hair completely hypnotizing (the one who got it to stick straight up in the air). This K-pop phenomenon is quite perplexing (though, I found America's obsession with boybands in the 90s quite perplexing, too).
firthgal: (30 rock - jack liz elevator)
1. COMMUNITY WAS SO FREAKING AWESOME. Now this is the Community that I love. Completely hilarious and utterly ridiculous. My only real complaint is that they pushed the Dean sexual deviant jokes a little too hard tonight. Otherwise, pretty darn good episode. Not as epic as a lot of their film parodies from season 1, but I highly enjoyed the detail that went into that KFC space simulator from the 1980s. Now I'm curious as to whether that was actually a thing or not. *googles* No, I don't think it was. Which makes the detail that they put into it all the more impressive.

2. 30 Rock live episode! SO, SO WONDERFUL. I really loved the show in that format, I have to say. The pacing was a little hectic though (which is natural since they tried to fit so many things into it). And there was this really sweet Jack/Liz moment that made me all melty and I found it interesting that even in the live format you can feel their chemistry/emotion/whatever it is about them that I love so freaking much. It was jarring to hear a laugh track though (or, well, it was a live studio audience, but still, completely jarring for a 30 Rock episode).

3. The Office was also pretty hilarious tonight.

Spoilers )

4. The Big Bang Theory was half hilarious and half blah. I love Howard immensely, but I'm not fond of eps that focus on him separate from the other guys. Especially when it's him having fantasies about shoehorned in guest stars THAT AREN'T FUNNY. AT ALL. Luckily the B-plot of the ep was a Sheldon/Raj face-off that was so magnificently hilarious. RAJ'S BROBDINGGNAGIAN DESK! ♥

5. It's Always Sunny! ANOTHER CHARLIE/MAC EPISODE, HOLY CRAP. I dug this one, but I think I may have enjoyed the Dennis/Dee scenes even more than I did the Charlie/Mac scenes (although Charlie and Mac arguing over whether Mac can do a backflip delighted me so very much. I love how Mac is always taken aback (or completely heartbroken) whenever Charlie isn't worshiping or encouraging him).
firthgal: (30 rock - jack liz elevator)
1. COMMUNITY WAS SO FREAKING AWESOME. Now this is the Community that I love. Completely hilarious and utterly ridiculous. My only real complaint is that they pushed the Dean sexual deviant jokes a little too hard tonight. Otherwise, pretty darn good episode. Not as epic as a lot of their film parodies from season 1, but I highly enjoyed the detail that went into that KFC space simulator from the 1980s. Now I'm curious as to whether that was actually a thing or not. *googles* No, I don't think it was. Which makes the detail that they put into it all the more impressive.

2. 30 Rock live episode! SO, SO WONDERFUL. I really loved the show in that format, I have to say. The pacing was a little hectic though (which is natural since they tried to fit so many things into it). And there was this really sweet Jack/Liz moment that made me all melty and I found it interesting that even in the live format you can feel their chemistry/emotion/whatever it is about them that I love so freaking much. It was jarring to hear a laugh track though (or, well, it was a live studio audience, but still, completely jarring for a 30 Rock episode).

3. The Office was also pretty hilarious tonight.

Spoilers )

4. The Big Bang Theory was half hilarious and half blah. I love Howard immensely, but I'm not fond of eps that focus on him separate from the other guys. Especially when it's him having fantasies about shoehorned in guest stars THAT AREN'T FUNNY. AT ALL. Luckily the B-plot of the ep was a Sheldon/Raj face-off that was so magnificently hilarious. RAJ'S BROBDINGGNAGIAN DESK! ♥

5. It's Always Sunny! ANOTHER CHARLIE/MAC EPISODE, HOLY CRAP. I dug this one, but I think I may have enjoyed the Dennis/Dee scenes even more than I did the Charlie/Mac scenes (although Charlie and Mac arguing over whether Mac can do a backflip delighted me so very much. I love how Mac is always taken aback (or completely heartbroken) whenever Charlie isn't worshiping or encouraging him).

ANDY!!!!!

Oct. 7th, 2010 10:35 pm
firthgal: (Andy - OMG)
Sorry that I have been MIA lately (so MIA that I haven't even gotten to replying to comments from last week, which kills me because I love it when you all talk about things with me! Which means I should reply in a timely manner). Anyway, I blame K-dramas. IT'S AN ADDICTION. I CAN'T HELP IT. But I managed to tear myself away for my Thursday night comedies:

1. HOW FANTASTIC WAS ANDY ON THE OFFICE TONIGHT? OMG, HE IS SO, SO WONDROUS.

Spoilers )

2. 30 Rock was so, so, so, so, SO freaking hilarious tonight. I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT. Best episode since Apollo, Apollo I'd say.

3. Community. Meh. I am not loving the show as much as I did last season, sadly. Of course, last season got off to a slow start too, so, maybe the show is just finding its footing all over again (only not as sloppily as it did last season). I mean, the ep made me laugh, definitely, but it seems to be missing some of the charm of season 1. I don't know, I don't know. However, I freaking LOVE Duncan/Chang, forever and always, and I feel like they're going to be my new Jeff/Annie if we keep getting that awesomeness every week.

4. Okay, tonight's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia paired up Mac/Charlie and Dennis/Dee, and those are my favorite dynamics, so, naturally I adored this episode. PARTICULARLY THE MAC/CHARLIE HOCKEY TRAINING MONTAGE. They are the greatest. ♥ JIBRONIES.

And... now I'm going back to my K-dramas. *sigh*

ANDY!!!!!

Oct. 7th, 2010 10:35 pm
firthgal: (Andy - OMG)
Sorry that I have been MIA lately (so MIA that I haven't even gotten to replying to comments from last week, which kills me because I love it when you all talk about things with me! Which means I should reply in a timely manner). Anyway, I blame K-dramas. IT'S AN ADDICTION. I CAN'T HELP IT. But I managed to tear myself away for my Thursday night comedies:

1. HOW FANTASTIC WAS ANDY ON THE OFFICE TONIGHT? OMG, HE IS SO, SO WONDROUS.

Spoilers )

2. 30 Rock was so, so, so, so, SO freaking hilarious tonight. I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT. Best episode since Apollo, Apollo I'd say.

3. Community. Meh. I am not loving the show as much as I did last season, sadly. Of course, last season got off to a slow start too, so, maybe the show is just finding its footing all over again (only not as sloppily as it did last season). I mean, the ep made me laugh, definitely, but it seems to be missing some of the charm of season 1. I don't know, I don't know. However, I freaking LOVE Duncan/Chang, forever and always, and I feel like they're going to be my new Jeff/Annie if we keep getting that awesomeness every week.

4. Okay, tonight's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia paired up Mac/Charlie and Dennis/Dee, and those are my favorite dynamics, so, naturally I adored this episode. PARTICULARLY THE MAC/CHARLIE HOCKEY TRAINING MONTAGE. They are the greatest. ♥ JIBRONIES.

And... now I'm going back to my K-dramas. *sigh*
firthgal: (ksw - facepalm)
1. Oh, you guys, The Big Bang Theory was so freaking hilarious tonight. SHELDON/PENNY!!!! The show is always amazing when it teams those two together, and gosh have I missed that team-up like crazy. They are even more hilarious when female!Sheldon is added to the mix. I also highly enjoyed the ridiculous Howard subplot. This was definitely my favorite premiere of the night.

2. Community! I AM SO RIDICULOUSLY HAPPY TO HAVE THIS SHOW BACK IN MY LIFE AGAIN. Not that it ever really left considering the fact that I obsessed over it all summer, but, you know, it's nice to have new material to see. As a Community fan, I really, really enjoyed this ep and found it suitably hilarious. As a Jeff/Annie fan, however, I was a little depressed? Like, I did not want Jeff and Annie coming back as a power couple or any ridiculous nonsense like that, and I fully expected the show to hit the reset button with them, but... they kind of demeaned the entire Jeff/Annie relationship in one episode, which bummed me out a little bit. On the other hand, I found their actions to be 100% in character and probably would have found it weird had it gone any other way, so I'm sort of satisfied at the same time. I don't know, it's complicated. But, yeah, I feel like the show has effectively shut them down (my fellow shippers felt otherwise it looks like, but I honestly did not see anything good for the ship as a possible future romance. Maybe it is just that I find douchey Jeff repugnant, but... I just have trouble seeing how Annie could ever see him in the long-term again after all that heartbreak).

3. 30 Rock! It was... good, I guess? I enjoyed it, I think? I am very non-committal tonight, apparently. I liked the return to the Jack/Liz friendship, but I still miss the sexy vibes that they used to have. LOVED the Tracy/Kenneth! And Jenna was awesome. Was scarred for life by the joke about Pete having rough sex with his sleeping wife (did they really need to cut away to that? Really? Ugh).

4. THE OFFICE!

Spoilers )

5. Outsourced sucked. BRING BACK PARKS AND REC! IMMEDIATELY! Seriously, this show was so damn mediocre and borderline offensive that I cannot find one redeeming thing about it. Maybe Gupta, but that's about it. I think what I disliked the most was that it felt like it was talking down to both the audience and the Indian characters. Just... don't do that, show, and then maybe you'd have potential. And, you know, try to actually be funny! Because the jokes in this ep just did not cut it. Also, having the white people be the "cool kids" was so the wrong way to go. The white people should be feeling like the fish out of water rather than the other way around. And it would have been nice if this show had been about the Indian culture rather than just Indian people saying and doing American things and expecting us to laugh simply because they're doing it with an Indian accent. I don't know, this show just turned me off in every way possible. I'll give it a few more tries, but so far this one does not look like a winner in any way.

6. I think I am just going to give up on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It has definitely reached its expiration date.

7. Vampire Diaries will have to wait till tomorrow. WHY THE HELL IS EVERYTHING ON ON THURSDAYS?



So, I've been watching a new Korean drama called Playful/Mischevious Kiss, and this is my first time watching a k-drama as it airs, AND IT IS FREAKING KILLING ME (ironically, this also airs on Thursdays). I can't believe how hard it is to wait for a new ep, good god. I am so used to zipping through these dramas in two or three days because they are so damn addicting that I can't stop watching, and now I have to WAIT AN ENTIRE WEEK between every two episodes. That's just... that's insanity. But anyway, this drama has been absolutely fantastic so far. It's made me laugh a ridiculous amount, but it's also made me cry. I just find it amazing how it is so emotionally resonant considering the fact that it is probably the most comedic k-drama I've watched so far, and the overall tone of the show is pretty whimsical. The leads have great chemistry, and the supporting characters are so, so awesome (I am kind of shipping Joon Gu/Joo Ri like crazy, which is ridiculously hopeless, but their chemistry is even better than the leads. Sadly, they haven't shared one scene together since the setting shifted from high school to college, so... yeah, ridiculously hopeless). Anyway, I love the style of this drama. I don't know if it's the cinematography or the filtering or the lighting or what, but it's so damn beautiful.

I am also in the middle of Smile, You, which is so utterly delightful, but it has an insane amount of episodes, therefore it'll take me ages to get through it (if I get through it, but I've already seen 13 episodes so far and have enjoyed each and every one). Lee Min Jung is totally my new favorite k-drama actress. She is so damn adorable! I ♥ her kind of a lot.

And in addition to that, I've been watching Hotelier to feed my Kim Seung Woo addiction. This is yet another drama in which my guy tragically does not get the girl because she chooses the boring pretty boy instead. Luckily I know this ahead of time, unlike when I sat through TWENTY FRICKIN' EPISODES of How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor where I fully believed that my guy would end up with the heroine since he was the hero, but NOPE, DIDN'T HAPPEN, AND I AM STILL STEAMING ANGRY ABOUT THAT. I just... I need to see something where Kim Seung Woo and Bae Doo Na end up together, because their chemistry is amazing and OH MY GOD, HOW DID THEY NOT END UP TOGETHER? SERIOUSLY! (they've starred in another drama together, too, but in that one he's married to someone else, so their relationship is platonic. AUGH). Er... anyway, back to Hotelier. It is a melodrama as opposed to a rom-com, so, a bit more serious than I'm used to. And kind of boring in the beginning, but I am trekking through it because Kim Seung Woo gives such a lovely performance in this. He is all subtle and beautiful and playful and sexy and flummoxed and awesome AND OH HOW I LOVE HIM! Also, even though he does not get the girl, he does have a young girl chasing after him and their relationship is so beautifully surprising and kind of tragic. I expect that they do not get a happy ending, especially since Kim Seung Woo's character is still in love with the heroine of the story and thinks himself far too old for the young girl, but I am loving this romance so far. And the show got way more interesting once that bit of the story started getting developed. Also, even though I find the main romance kind of boring, they've sort of won me over, so hopefully the ending to this drama will not kill me as much as the ending to How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor did.

Anyway, I blame my watching of those last two purely on this vid:



HOW ARE THEY SO BEAUTIFUL? I wish so hard for them to star in a drama (or film) together now. Seriously, WHY ISN'T THIS A LEGIT MOVIE?
firthgal: (ksw - facepalm)
1. Oh, you guys, The Big Bang Theory was so freaking hilarious tonight. SHELDON/PENNY!!!! The show is always amazing when it teams those two together, and gosh have I missed that team-up like crazy. They are even more hilarious when female!Sheldon is added to the mix. I also highly enjoyed the ridiculous Howard subplot. This was definitely my favorite premiere of the night.

2. Community! I AM SO RIDICULOUSLY HAPPY TO HAVE THIS SHOW BACK IN MY LIFE AGAIN. Not that it ever really left considering the fact that I obsessed over it all summer, but, you know, it's nice to have new material to see. As a Community fan, I really, really enjoyed this ep and found it suitably hilarious. As a Jeff/Annie fan, however, I was a little depressed? Like, I did not want Jeff and Annie coming back as a power couple or any ridiculous nonsense like that, and I fully expected the show to hit the reset button with them, but... they kind of demeaned the entire Jeff/Annie relationship in one episode, which bummed me out a little bit. On the other hand, I found their actions to be 100% in character and probably would have found it weird had it gone any other way, so I'm sort of satisfied at the same time. I don't know, it's complicated. But, yeah, I feel like the show has effectively shut them down (my fellow shippers felt otherwise it looks like, but I honestly did not see anything good for the ship as a possible future romance. Maybe it is just that I find douchey Jeff repugnant, but... I just have trouble seeing how Annie could ever see him in the long-term again after all that heartbreak).

3. 30 Rock! It was... good, I guess? I enjoyed it, I think? I am very non-committal tonight, apparently. I liked the return to the Jack/Liz friendship, but I still miss the sexy vibes that they used to have. LOVED the Tracy/Kenneth! And Jenna was awesome. Was scarred for life by the joke about Pete having rough sex with his sleeping wife (did they really need to cut away to that? Really? Ugh).

4. THE OFFICE!

Spoilers )

5. Outsourced sucked. BRING BACK PARKS AND REC! IMMEDIATELY! Seriously, this show was so damn mediocre and borderline offensive that I cannot find one redeeming thing about it. Maybe Gupta, but that's about it. I think what I disliked the most was that it felt like it was talking down to both the audience and the Indian characters. Just... don't do that, show, and then maybe you'd have potential. And, you know, try to actually be funny! Because the jokes in this ep just did not cut it. Also, having the white people be the "cool kids" was so the wrong way to go. The white people should be feeling like the fish out of water rather than the other way around. And it would have been nice if this show had been about the Indian culture rather than just Indian people saying and doing American things and expecting us to laugh simply because they're doing it with an Indian accent. I don't know, this show just turned me off in every way possible. I'll give it a few more tries, but so far this one does not look like a winner in any way.

6. I think I am just going to give up on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It has definitely reached its expiration date.

7. Vampire Diaries will have to wait till tomorrow. WHY THE HELL IS EVERYTHING ON ON THURSDAYS?



So, I've been watching a new Korean drama called Playful/Mischevious Kiss, and this is my first time watching a k-drama as it airs, AND IT IS FREAKING KILLING ME (ironically, this also airs on Thursdays). I can't believe how hard it is to wait for a new ep, good god. I am so used to zipping through these dramas in two or three days because they are so damn addicting that I can't stop watching, and now I have to WAIT AN ENTIRE WEEK between every two episodes. That's just... that's insanity. But anyway, this drama has been absolutely fantastic so far. It's made me laugh a ridiculous amount, but it's also made me cry. I just find it amazing how it is so emotionally resonant considering the fact that it is probably the most comedic k-drama I've watched so far, and the overall tone of the show is pretty whimsical. The leads have great chemistry, and the supporting characters are so, so awesome (I am kind of shipping Joon Gu/Joo Ri like crazy, which is ridiculously hopeless, but their chemistry is even better than the leads. Sadly, they haven't shared one scene together since the setting shifted from high school to college, so... yeah, ridiculously hopeless). Anyway, I love the style of this drama. I don't know if it's the cinematography or the filtering or the lighting or what, but it's so damn beautiful.

I am also in the middle of Smile, You, which is so utterly delightful, but it has an insane amount of episodes, therefore it'll take me ages to get through it (if I get through it, but I've already seen 13 episodes so far and have enjoyed each and every one). Lee Min Jung is totally my new favorite k-drama actress. She is so damn adorable! I ♥ her kind of a lot.

And in addition to that, I've been watching Hotelier to feed my Kim Seung Woo addiction. This is yet another drama in which my guy tragically does not get the girl because she chooses the boring pretty boy instead. Luckily I know this ahead of time, unlike when I sat through TWENTY FRICKIN' EPISODES of How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor where I fully believed that my guy would end up with the heroine since he was the hero, but NOPE, DIDN'T HAPPEN, AND I AM STILL STEAMING ANGRY ABOUT THAT. I just... I need to see something where Kim Seung Woo and Bae Doo Na end up together, because their chemistry is amazing and OH MY GOD, HOW DID THEY NOT END UP TOGETHER? SERIOUSLY! (they've starred in another drama together, too, but in that one he's married to someone else, so their relationship is platonic. AUGH). Er... anyway, back to Hotelier. It is a melodrama as opposed to a rom-com, so, a bit more serious than I'm used to. And kind of boring in the beginning, but I am trekking through it because Kim Seung Woo gives such a lovely performance in this. He is all subtle and beautiful and playful and sexy and flummoxed and awesome AND OH HOW I LOVE HIM! Also, even though he does not get the girl, he does have a young girl chasing after him and their relationship is so beautifully surprising and kind of tragic. I expect that they do not get a happy ending, especially since Kim Seung Woo's character is still in love with the heroine of the story and thinks himself far too old for the young girl, but I am loving this romance so far. And the show got way more interesting once that bit of the story started getting developed. Also, even though I find the main romance kind of boring, they've sort of won me over, so hopefully the ending to this drama will not kill me as much as the ending to How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor did.

Anyway, I blame my watching of those last two purely on this vid:



HOW ARE THEY SO BEAUTIFUL? I wish so hard for them to star in a drama (or film) together now. Seriously, WHY ISN'T THIS A LEGIT MOVIE?

Profile

firthgal: (Default)
firthgal

January 2016

S M T W T F S
     12
3456789
10111213141516
171819202122 23
24252627282930
31      

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags