firthgal: (Andy - OMG)
So, I spent most of my day today catching up on all the newly released pilots that are floating around on the internet. My judgement:

Ringer - I enjoyed it quite a lot, which I wasn't expecting since most people seemed to dislike it. I don't know, maybe I've just been watching too many k-dramas that have these meticulous yet nonsensical plots full of dysfunctional characters and evil plotting purely for evil's sake, but... well, I dug it. I hope that it keeps up the action and suspense part of it, because that was definitely its strongest point. I'll try and watch a few more eps, but between work and other shows, I probably won't be able to keep up with it. We'll see, we'll see. But I definitely think that this show has potential. I especially love the idea of Bridgette falling for her sister's husband. Again, that is such a k-drama melo staple that I just can't resist it.

And yes, I compare pretty much everything to k-dramas now. In fact, I often fantasize about what my favorite shows would be like if made in Korea. I can't help it! Especially with Community. Jeff/Annie would be the OTP, obviously, and Britta would be the woman that Jeff is hung up on, and Annie would be crushing on Troy, and Annie and Jeff have a strained relationship but eventually bond over their unrequited loves and come up with a plan to help each other win the hearts of their crushes, but somewhere along the way they start to fall for each other but are too caught up in getting what they thought they always wanted, and... AUGH, WHY ISN'T THERE A K-DRAMA VERSION OF COMMUNITY? It would be so epic. *sigh*

Anyway, back to my reviews:

New Girl - Okay, don't judge me, internet, but... I kind of liked it? I mean, I watched most of the episode with an eyebrow raised and a grimace on my face, but by the end of the episode I was singing "Time of My Life" right along with the boys. I can't even really pinpoint what it was that won me over. The cheese factor? The douchebag jar? The chemistry between Jess and the guy who is still hung up on his ex-girlfriend? Okay, it was probably mostly that last one. I am totally in it for the ship, but I don't feel guilty about that because this show is 100% rom-com. And while it pretty much fails at its attempt to be charmingly quirky, what I enjoyed were the genuine moments of connection between the characters, so hopefully it'll cut down on the forced quirk.

The Secret Circle - Meh. It was okay, but I already follow way too many shows on Thursdays to keep up with one that didn't really grab me. I might check out a few more eps, but I think this one will probably end up getting abandoned.

Whitney - It was cute, made me giggle, but that was about it. Not sure how long this show will last, but its cuteness factor is enough to keep me watching at this point.

Up All Night - I thought it was hilarious, but the Oprah-like character is a bit too ridiculous and kind of throws off the rhythm of the show. But for the most part I enjoyed this one (my parents thought it was awful, though. Pfft)

Free Agents - Not even half as good as the British version, and I didn't even enjoy the British version that much. But see, the best thing about the British version was Anthony Head's character, and every word out of his mouth is completely raunchy and would be censored by NBC, so it kind of makes his character insignificant in the American version. So... bleh. I did enjoy seeing Anthony Head's face, though.

Also, I watched the new ep of Downton Abbey, and OMG, I LOVED IT. LOVE LOVE LOVE. I had no idea that I had missed this show so much. BAAAAAAAAATES. It is insane how giddy I got when he popped onto the screen. And oh do I love the fact that Thomas and O'Brien still keep in touch. I still hold to my claim that if O'Brien was a dude they'd totally be in love with each other.
firthgal: (avatar - iroh cry)
The Tale of Iroh is officially one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen in my life.



I've watched this song at least 5 times now, and I cry harder every time. OH MY GOD. IROH. I wish the entire sequence was on YouTube, because to get the full impact you need to see how utterly wonderful this man is, but even just that little bit is still wicked heartbreaking. He's just so sweet and open and peaceful and ridiculous and aware, and the short showed us all of that, but then it all leads up to this scene that is so beautiful and tragic in its simplicity. I can't get over how successfully this cartoon pulls off Iroh's brokenness in such a subtle way. This was probably the most overt it's been, and GOD was it beautiful. I would certainly rank this with the Carl/Ellie sequence in Up that makes me bawl every time I watch it. Anyway, when the "In honor of Mako" showed up, it hit me that Iroh is probably going to die considering the show went through 2008 and Mako died in 2006. He's going to die, isn't he? And I will probably cry even harder than I did with this scene, won't I? *sigh*

Momo's tale made me cry, too, which is ridiculous, but I never quite realized the depth of his love for Appa until we got that glimpse of his life. The Katara/Toph one also made me tear up a little bit. Oh, Toph. I love her so very much (also... I think I've started shipping her with Sokka? Ack, what is with me and inappropriate ships? But seriously, their banter is epic. I am still in love with Aang/Toph too, though. And Aang/Katara. And Zuko/Katara. And Mai/Zuko. Basically, I went from shipping no one to shipping everyone).



Meme time! Because it has been too damn long.

Comment to this entry and I'll give you a letter. List ten things that you love that begin with that letter and then post that list on your journal.

[livejournal.com profile] otempora42 gave me "H"

Take a wild guess at what #1 is )

Meme #2

Comment on this post. I will choose seven interests from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so that others can play along.

She gave me: buffy/giles, dead like me, ed helms, howard wolowitz, robin williams, will ferrell, and xander/dracula

Oh, Howard, you are getting so much love from me tonight )
firthgal: (avatar - iroh cry)
The Tale of Iroh is officially one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen in my life.



I've watched this song at least 5 times now, and I cry harder every time. OH MY GOD. IROH. I wish the entire sequence was on YouTube, because to get the full impact you need to see how utterly wonderful this man is, but even just that little bit is still wicked heartbreaking. He's just so sweet and open and peaceful and ridiculous and aware, and the short showed us all of that, but then it all leads up to this scene that is so beautiful and tragic in its simplicity. I can't get over how successfully this cartoon pulls off Iroh's brokenness in such a subtle way. This was probably the most overt it's been, and GOD was it beautiful. I would certainly rank this with the Carl/Ellie sequence in Up that makes me bawl every time I watch it. Anyway, when the "In honor of Mako" showed up, it hit me that Iroh is probably going to die considering the show went through 2008 and Mako died in 2006. He's going to die, isn't he? And I will probably cry even harder than I did with this scene, won't I? *sigh*

Momo's tale made me cry, too, which is ridiculous, but I never quite realized the depth of his love for Appa until we got that glimpse of his life. The Katara/Toph one also made me tear up a little bit. Oh, Toph. I love her so very much (also... I think I've started shipping her with Sokka? Ack, what is with me and inappropriate ships? But seriously, their banter is epic. I am still in love with Aang/Toph too, though. And Aang/Katara. And Zuko/Katara. And Mai/Zuko. Basically, I went from shipping no one to shipping everyone).



Meme time! Because it has been too damn long.

Comment to this entry and I'll give you a letter. List ten things that you love that begin with that letter and then post that list on your journal.

[livejournal.com profile] otempora42 gave me "H"

Take a wild guess at what #1 is )

Meme #2

Comment on this post. I will choose seven interests from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so that others can play along.

She gave me: buffy/giles, dead like me, ed helms, howard wolowitz, robin williams, will ferrell, and xander/dracula

Oh, Howard, you are getting so much love from me tonight )
firthgal: (ASH - sebastian pm)


♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥





In other news, I have started watching Avatar: The Last Airbender after many years of resisting it (I've just finished season 1). I am not an anime fan at all, and so I had always concluded that I wouldn't like Avatar. Wrong. Wrong on so many levels. This show is adorable and hilarious and simply amazing. The fight scenes are so, so wonderful. Every single character (so far) has been super lovable. The story is surprisingly compelling and a nice twist on the coming of age theme. I am embarrassed to admit it, but there have been two or three moments that actually made me cry (the moon spirit episode in particular). Is it weird that the Zuko/Iroh relationship is the one that is getting me right in the heart? I mean, they are sort of the bad guys, and the fandom for this show is notorious for its ship wars, and here I am loving on the story about a misfit uncle who loves his stubborn nephew with his entire soul. And Zuko puts up with Iroh's antics because he knows that Iroh is the only person in the world who loves him and he can't lose that. Their love is kind of beautiful, is what I'm saying. That moment where Iroh actually expressed his love out loud to Zuko, OMG, tear city! I am such a weirdo. But it was a sweet moment!

As for romantic OTPs, I don't have one yet. Based on the Katara/Zuko showdown alone, I'm pretty sure I'll end up shipping them... even though they keep trying to almost kill each other. But this show is all about balance, and fire and water are the yin and yang to each other. Plus, the random UST is kind of ridiculous (the necklace scene, the fight at the north pole, the way June kept calling her his girlfriend). But, at this point, I'm not exactly invested, and I know that Katara ends up with Aang (I think?), which makes sense since Aang is the main character and has had a crush on her from the beginning, but at this point she mothers him so much that the idea of them turning romantic is kind of weird, and Aang seems so young, and it doesn't make sense when looking at how important balance is both physically and symbolically, but... I suppose they balance each other in other ways. It's just that you would think the avatar would end up with a non-bender, because a non-bender would be the direct opposite of someone who can bend all four elements (and, I'm not gonna lie, I was kind of hoping the little girl in pigtails would come back later and end up winning his heart). Then again, all of the different element benders seem to stick with their own culture in the romance department, so... I don't know. But I can honestly say (right now) that I don't get the fierceness in the shipping department. The only ship that I would have been fierce about was Iroh/June. OH, HOW BADLY I WAS HOPING THEY WOULD BE A THING! I had to research whether June was just a one-off character or a recurring one, and apparently she's only in two episodes? TRAVESTY. She was awesome. And Iroh/June could have been freaking epic. EPIC.

ETA #2: OKAY, NEVER MIND, TOTALLY SEE THE APPEAL OF AANG/KATARA NOW. Just watched ep 2x02. CUUUUUUUTE. Apparently I don't mind uber cute ships when they are children. Also, Zuko totally broke my heart in ep 2x01 when he lashed out at Iroh. NOT COOL, ZUKO. NOT COOL. Uh... I think it's pretty clear that Iroh is my favorite.

ETA: [sidenote: You all left some wonderfully thinky comments on my Psych entry, and I totally plan on answering you all soon. I just had a bunch of real life stuff to deal with these past few days and am kind of burned out, but I will get back to you! Because I love griping about the fail of Shawn/Juliet with the best of them!]
firthgal: (ASH - sebastian pm)


♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥





In other news, I have started watching Avatar: The Last Airbender after many years of resisting it (I've just finished season 1). I am not an anime fan at all, and so I had always concluded that I wouldn't like Avatar. Wrong. Wrong on so many levels. This show is adorable and hilarious and simply amazing. The fight scenes are so, so wonderful. Every single character (so far) has been super lovable. The story is surprisingly compelling and a nice twist on the coming of age theme. I am embarrassed to admit it, but there have been two or three moments that actually made me cry (the moon spirit episode in particular). Is it weird that the Zuko/Iroh relationship is the one that is getting me right in the heart? I mean, they are sort of the bad guys, and the fandom for this show is notorious for its ship wars, and here I am loving on the story about a misfit uncle who loves his stubborn nephew with his entire soul. And Zuko puts up with Iroh's antics because he knows that Iroh is the only person in the world who loves him and he can't lose that. Their love is kind of beautiful, is what I'm saying. That moment where Iroh actually expressed his love out loud to Zuko, OMG, tear city! I am such a weirdo. But it was a sweet moment!

As for romantic OTPs, I don't have one yet. Based on the Katara/Zuko showdown alone, I'm pretty sure I'll end up shipping them... even though they keep trying to almost kill each other. But this show is all about balance, and fire and water are the yin and yang to each other. Plus, the random UST is kind of ridiculous (the necklace scene, the fight at the north pole, the way June kept calling her his girlfriend). But, at this point, I'm not exactly invested, and I know that Katara ends up with Aang (I think?), which makes sense since Aang is the main character and has had a crush on her from the beginning, but at this point she mothers him so much that the idea of them turning romantic is kind of weird, and Aang seems so young, and it doesn't make sense when looking at how important balance is both physically and symbolically, but... I suppose they balance each other in other ways. It's just that you would think the avatar would end up with a non-bender, because a non-bender would be the direct opposite of someone who can bend all four elements (and, I'm not gonna lie, I was kind of hoping the little girl in pigtails would come back later and end up winning his heart). Then again, all of the different element benders seem to stick with their own culture in the romance department, so... I don't know. But I can honestly say (right now) that I don't get the fierceness in the shipping department. The only ship that I would have been fierce about was Iroh/June. OH, HOW BADLY I WAS HOPING THEY WOULD BE A THING! I had to research whether June was just a one-off character or a recurring one, and apparently she's only in two episodes? TRAVESTY. She was awesome. And Iroh/June could have been freaking epic. EPIC.

ETA #2: OKAY, NEVER MIND, TOTALLY SEE THE APPEAL OF AANG/KATARA NOW. Just watched ep 2x02. CUUUUUUUTE. Apparently I don't mind uber cute ships when they are children. Also, Zuko totally broke my heart in ep 2x01 when he lashed out at Iroh. NOT COOL, ZUKO. NOT COOL. Uh... I think it's pretty clear that Iroh is my favorite.

ETA: [sidenote: You all left some wonderfully thinky comments on my Psych entry, and I totally plan on answering you all soon. I just had a bunch of real life stuff to deal with these past few days and am kind of burned out, but I will get back to you! Because I love griping about the fail of Shawn/Juliet with the best of them!]
firthgal: (sugarland)
Okay, you know the Team USA soundtrack for The Olympics? Don't worry, I didn't know about it either. But anyway, I just listened to the Sugarland song, and my immediate reaction was, "Dear god, why are they trying to sound like Taylor Swift?" I was slightly horrified (I love Taylor and all, but she is not exactly what I call quality country music, you know? Whereas Sugarland never fails in the quality department). Anyway, I was all :o but then I went and watched the vid and was all :D because apparently their adorableness makes everything sound EPIC. Do you SEE why I am utterly in love with this lady? I am shocked that there are three country acts on that album, not so shocked that they have all been terribly pop-ized (not that Rascal Flatts or Gloriana had to work too hard at that. Good lord, every single person in Gloriana looks like a supermodel! It's freaky! Especially when faux-hawks are involved).

Young ASH looks like he's related to Colin Morgan, does he not?



I know I've said that before, but after watching Enemy at the Door, I am even more convinced of this. And if Colin Morgan will turn out to be as sexy as ASH when he gets older, well, then perhaps I should keep my eye on him.

I have recently gotten pulled back into Buffy/Giles fanfic (pfft, what else is new), and it just so happens that a Buffy/Giles secret showed up yesterday. HOW FORTUITOUS WAS THAT? I especially loved that most of the comments were positive. Only one or two "Ewwww gross!" comments. I particularly loved the comment about the person who showed BtVS to her brother (or cousin or whoever it was) and he declared after five minutes that Buffy and Giles were standing way too close to be platonic and what the heck was she making him watch? Bwahahahaha. See, even people who only glance at the show see their inappropriate UST! Oh, I love Buffy/Giles. Way too much.

I watched Christoph Waltz on Charlie Rose last night. I had a goofy grin on my face THE ENTIRE TIME. I do not understand why this man makes me grin so hard, he just does. I don't even realize I'm doing it until my cheeks start to hurt. *sigh* But anyway, there was one bit where he said "kind of highfalutin" and it was the cutest thing I have ever heard in my life (he should so do a cowboy movie next!). Also, his love for Quentin is kind of a beautiful thing. Also, I loved loved LOVED his breakdown of the scene between him and Shosanna. It must be noted TO BUNNY that the first thing he said (with a slightly naughty smile) was that you have a man and a woman, so there's an energy there. You have a man who is slightly older and a woman who is slightly younger, so that gives the energy an interesting spin. And then he went into the power dynamics and whatnot, but, my point here is that both Christoph and Charlie were pointing out the tension and how it was the greatest scene in the entire movie (well, that was just Charlie saying that last bit). THE SCENE WAS HOT, OKAY BUNNY? EVEN CHARLIE ROSE THINKS SO. AND HE'S ON PBS.

I am still totally on a Phil Vassar high, by the way. )

Okay, the more I listen to the Sugarland song, the more I am being convinced of its Sugarlandyness! I am officially in love with it.
firthgal: (sugarland)
Okay, you know the Team USA soundtrack for The Olympics? Don't worry, I didn't know about it either. But anyway, I just listened to the Sugarland song, and my immediate reaction was, "Dear god, why are they trying to sound like Taylor Swift?" I was slightly horrified (I love Taylor and all, but she is not exactly what I call quality country music, you know? Whereas Sugarland never fails in the quality department). Anyway, I was all :o but then I went and watched the vid and was all :D because apparently their adorableness makes everything sound EPIC. Do you SEE why I am utterly in love with this lady? I am shocked that there are three country acts on that album, not so shocked that they have all been terribly pop-ized (not that Rascal Flatts or Gloriana had to work too hard at that. Good lord, every single person in Gloriana looks like a supermodel! It's freaky! Especially when faux-hawks are involved).

Young ASH looks like he's related to Colin Morgan, does he not?



I know I've said that before, but after watching Enemy at the Door, I am even more convinced of this. And if Colin Morgan will turn out to be as sexy as ASH when he gets older, well, then perhaps I should keep my eye on him.

I have recently gotten pulled back into Buffy/Giles fanfic (pfft, what else is new), and it just so happens that a Buffy/Giles secret showed up yesterday. HOW FORTUITOUS WAS THAT? I especially loved that most of the comments were positive. Only one or two "Ewwww gross!" comments. I particularly loved the comment about the person who showed BtVS to her brother (or cousin or whoever it was) and he declared after five minutes that Buffy and Giles were standing way too close to be platonic and what the heck was she making him watch? Bwahahahaha. See, even people who only glance at the show see their inappropriate UST! Oh, I love Buffy/Giles. Way too much.

I watched Christoph Waltz on Charlie Rose last night. I had a goofy grin on my face THE ENTIRE TIME. I do not understand why this man makes me grin so hard, he just does. I don't even realize I'm doing it until my cheeks start to hurt. *sigh* But anyway, there was one bit where he said "kind of highfalutin" and it was the cutest thing I have ever heard in my life (he should so do a cowboy movie next!). Also, his love for Quentin is kind of a beautiful thing. Also, I loved loved LOVED his breakdown of the scene between him and Shosanna. It must be noted TO BUNNY that the first thing he said (with a slightly naughty smile) was that you have a man and a woman, so there's an energy there. You have a man who is slightly older and a woman who is slightly younger, so that gives the energy an interesting spin. And then he went into the power dynamics and whatnot, but, my point here is that both Christoph and Charlie were pointing out the tension and how it was the greatest scene in the entire movie (well, that was just Charlie saying that last bit). THE SCENE WAS HOT, OKAY BUNNY? EVEN CHARLIE ROSE THINKS SO. AND HE'S ON PBS.

I am still totally on a Phil Vassar high, by the way. )

Okay, the more I listen to the Sugarland song, the more I am being convinced of its Sugarlandyness! I am officially in love with it.
firthgal: (parks - ron leslie future)
HOW WAS HE SUCH A PRETTY YOUNG THING?





Now he is a sexy, rugged, manly thing )

It feels weird obsessing over Christoph and ASH at the same time. I've never two-timed my celebrity crushes before! I am usually too wholly focused on one dude to have time for another one. It's strange and exciting! And when I get tired of watching one, I just watch the other one. Although, you know, I don't really tire of watching these two. Even though I've been watching Christoph's stuff entirely in German and have no freaking clue what they're saying. HE'S SO PRETTY! And his performances never fail to be captivating. The only thing that I've had trouble getting through so far is the Gravy Train miniseries, and that one's in English. So uh... obviously his role in that one isn't all that exciting (he's still mighty adorable, though. But it's clear that I seem to enjoy him more when he's a baddie or a smartass good guy as opposed to a good-natured good guy).



So, I was going to do a Ron/Leslie picspam, because they've been so, so epic lately, but uh... well, clearly I got distracted by Mr. Waltz. But I managed to make an uber cheesy Ron/Leslie icon! Because fandom fails at suiting my iconing needs, so, this is what happens when I am left to my own devices. But seriously, that old couple? The dude had a mustache, and the lady looked so much like an elderly version of Leslie. CLEARLY THEY ARE RON AND LESLIE IN THE FUTURE. MY ICON SAYS SO. But damn Ron and his inability to look at Leslie when they are in the same shot! Seriously, the dude just won't look at her unless she's looking at someone else, then he's all moony-eyed at her. Oh, bugger it all, a picspam is obviously required to prove my point, so, I might as well make one right now!

A high five is clearly the greatest form of love )

Now, you all know that I've been shipping these two from day 1, but I never actually thought we'd get all this subtext that we've been getting. Like, at all. And after this ep, I was thinking, "Oh, no one can deny it now. It was the VALENTINE'S episode and Ron and Leslie ended up having the most important moment, they were the ones that showed that they fit and know each other better than anyone else. Clearly no one can deny any longer that they have romantic subtext!" And do you know what I read today? This article, wherein they are compared to Mary Richards and Lou Grant. COME ON, INTERNET. WHY MUST ALL MY SHIPS BE COMPARED TO THEM? WHY? Whenever critics start doing that, it is basically them saying, "Don't let romance come into the picture, because that would be lame." DAMN YOU, MARY AND LOU! WHY COULDN'T YOU HAVE GOTTEN TOGETHER? IT WOULD HAVE MADE MY SHIPPING LIFE A WHOLE LOT EASIER! *huff*
firthgal: (parks - ron leslie future)
HOW WAS HE SUCH A PRETTY YOUNG THING?





Now he is a sexy, rugged, manly thing )

It feels weird obsessing over Christoph and ASH at the same time. I've never two-timed my celebrity crushes before! I am usually too wholly focused on one dude to have time for another one. It's strange and exciting! And when I get tired of watching one, I just watch the other one. Although, you know, I don't really tire of watching these two. Even though I've been watching Christoph's stuff entirely in German and have no freaking clue what they're saying. HE'S SO PRETTY! And his performances never fail to be captivating. The only thing that I've had trouble getting through so far is the Gravy Train miniseries, and that one's in English. So uh... obviously his role in that one isn't all that exciting (he's still mighty adorable, though. But it's clear that I seem to enjoy him more when he's a baddie or a smartass good guy as opposed to a good-natured good guy).



So, I was going to do a Ron/Leslie picspam, because they've been so, so epic lately, but uh... well, clearly I got distracted by Mr. Waltz. But I managed to make an uber cheesy Ron/Leslie icon! Because fandom fails at suiting my iconing needs, so, this is what happens when I am left to my own devices. But seriously, that old couple? The dude had a mustache, and the lady looked so much like an elderly version of Leslie. CLEARLY THEY ARE RON AND LESLIE IN THE FUTURE. MY ICON SAYS SO. But damn Ron and his inability to look at Leslie when they are in the same shot! Seriously, the dude just won't look at her unless she's looking at someone else, then he's all moony-eyed at her. Oh, bugger it all, a picspam is obviously required to prove my point, so, I might as well make one right now!

A high five is clearly the greatest form of love )

Now, you all know that I've been shipping these two from day 1, but I never actually thought we'd get all this subtext that we've been getting. Like, at all. And after this ep, I was thinking, "Oh, no one can deny it now. It was the VALENTINE'S episode and Ron and Leslie ended up having the most important moment, they were the ones that showed that they fit and know each other better than anyone else. Clearly no one can deny any longer that they have romantic subtext!" And do you know what I read today? This article, wherein they are compared to Mary Richards and Lou Grant. COME ON, INTERNET. WHY MUST ALL MY SHIPS BE COMPARED TO THEM? WHY? Whenever critics start doing that, it is basically them saying, "Don't let romance come into the picture, because that would be lame." DAMN YOU, MARY AND LOU! WHY COULDN'T YOU HAVE GOTTEN TOGETHER? IT WOULD HAVE MADE MY SHIPPING LIFE A WHOLE LOT EASIER! *huff*
firthgal: (uther - his neck!!!1!!  IDEK)
So, thanks to a lovely lady on the ASHlatte forums, my Anthony Head obsession is being reignited. Today I watched his Two Guys and a Girl ep (which I totally remember watching when I was younger, and yes, I thought the professor was hot stuff. So see? I did notice ASH's hotness when I was younger, I just... forgot about him immediately after seeing him. Because I was young and naive!) Also, HE TOTALLY SAID MY NAME. WHILE HE WAS NAKED. I shall cherish that forever.




I also watched his Silent Witness episodes. Now, in both of these shows, his characters are totally into younger women (though the Silent Witness character likes them really young). Is it any wonder that I love shipping the man with women that are less than half his age? I mean, really. He's basically asking me to do it when 85% of his roles are him being a big old perv.

Anyway, he was shockingly disgusting on Silent Witness, but in a totally hot way? He was all scruffy and smartassy! Sleazy yet sophisticated! He did dirtybadwrong things! I couldn't not love him. So, naturally, a picspam was in order. And, I will not lie, like half of this post is an ode to his beautiful, beautiful neck.



That's the money shot right there.

Um... I pretty much spoil the whole mystery here, just to warn you )

Twisted and sexy, just the way I like him. *dreamy sigh* No, but seriously, he was so disgusting! I shouldn't dreamy sigh at that. But he was scruffy! AND HIS NECK! LOOK AT THAT NECK! *dreamy sigh*
firthgal: (uther - his neck!!!1!!  IDEK)
So, thanks to a lovely lady on the ASHlatte forums, my Anthony Head obsession is being reignited. Today I watched his Two Guys and a Girl ep (which I totally remember watching when I was younger, and yes, I thought the professor was hot stuff. So see? I did notice ASH's hotness when I was younger, I just... forgot about him immediately after seeing him. Because I was young and naive!) Also, HE TOTALLY SAID MY NAME. WHILE HE WAS NAKED. I shall cherish that forever.




I also watched his Silent Witness episodes. Now, in both of these shows, his characters are totally into younger women (though the Silent Witness character likes them really young). Is it any wonder that I love shipping the man with women that are less than half his age? I mean, really. He's basically asking me to do it when 85% of his roles are him being a big old perv.

Anyway, he was shockingly disgusting on Silent Witness, but in a totally hot way? He was all scruffy and smartassy! Sleazy yet sophisticated! He did dirtybadwrong things! I couldn't not love him. So, naturally, a picspam was in order. And, I will not lie, like half of this post is an ode to his beautiful, beautiful neck.



That's the money shot right there.

Um... I pretty much spoil the whole mystery here, just to warn you )

Twisted and sexy, just the way I like him. *dreamy sigh* No, but seriously, he was so disgusting! I shouldn't dreamy sigh at that. But he was scruffy! AND HIS NECK! LOOK AT THAT NECK! *dreamy sigh*
firthgal: (uther morgana - so married)
For [livejournal.com profile] chaos_thon

Since I failed to provide a snippet for my story, I figured I might as well try my hand at the opening credits (read: I procrastinated from writing by staring at pretty people):



MediaFire download, just in case the embed didn't work.
firthgal: (uther morgana - so married)
For [livejournal.com profile] chaos_thon

Since I failed to provide a snippet for my story, I figured I might as well try my hand at the opening credits (read: I procrastinated from writing by staring at pretty people):



MediaFire download, just in case the embed didn't work.
firthgal: (christoph - landa creme)
Dollhouse. Kind of predictable? In a character sense, I mean, not exactly plot-wise.

spoilers )

Meme time!

1. Reply to this post with "Icons!" and I will pick five of your icons.
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!


[livejournal.com profile] zombie_boogie gave me:



A long while back, probably a year now, actually, when I was obsessing over Repo! The Genetic Opera, I made some animated GIF's of Anthony Head, and I had entitled the entry "Head Porn" and went on to say, "Head porn is the greatest porn of all." [livejournal.com profile] awakencordy got a kick out of that and MADE ME AN ICON OF MY OWN QUOTE! How awesome is that? I will probably never, ever delete this icon, 1) because it speaks the truth, and 2) because someone actually quoticoned me! I love it.



BECAUSE IT'S TOTALLY TRUE. Uther and Morgana have never been more married than in that hall walking scene. Uther is patronizing and Morgana is eye rolly and they're both being snarky and then they're all affectionate with each other and Uther walks away with a big smile, and it just has a very domestic feel to it.



COMMUNITY! This show has a lot of great quotes, but this is by far the most useful one. Well, either this one or "To me, religion is like Paul Rudd. I see the appeal and I would never take it away from anyone, but I would also never stand in line for it." (coincidentally, that is EXACTLY how I feel about Paul Rudd) Anyway, this quote happens in Debate 109 (greatest episode ever), where the basketball team (that's really gay) barges into the gymnasium in the middle of the debate and Professor Whitman turns around and exclaims "By Zeus, what sort of jackassery is this?!" It's pretty hilarious.



Hans motherflippin' Landa. HIS PIPE IS BIGGER THAN YOURS.



BUFFY/GILES!!!! Oh, I could wax poetic about these two ALL NIGHT. But I will try to contain myself. I just really, really love this scene. Giles is getting ready to tell her goodbye, and Buffy has NO IDEA, and he is basically dying inside because he loves her and wants to be a part of her life but he figured out in season 4 that he couldn't be what he wanted to be nor could he be whatever the heck she wanted him to be and their relationship was just one big old undefined mess, and he was feeling useless, and then Buffy starts saying everything he's been thinking and he can barely breathe because he thinks she's telling him goodbye, and then out of blue Buffy says, "I need to know more. About where I come from, about the other slayers. I mean, maybe ... maybe if I could learn to control this thing, I could be stronger, I could be better. But ... I'm scared. I know it's gonna be hard. And I can't do it ... without you. I need your help. (pause) I need you to be my Watcher again," and then he just exhales and is holding in the tears and he has this smile and it's the most beautiful thing in the world. And just like that they are fixed. He's her watcher, she's his slayer, and that's all they need to know. They were so in tune during season 5, so co-dependent, so coupley! It was a beautiful thing. I can't get over how much more boyfriendy Giles was to Buffy than Riley was. Especially any scene where Giles and Buffy were talking to each other on the phone. HIS SMILE, OMG. He was so, so in love. I don't care what anyone says, the man was madly IN LOVE with her and season 5 was the happiest/most at peace Giles that we ever got to see, and it's precisely because he got to be so involved with Buffy, and she treated him as an equal, as her partner, rather than someone to be forgotten or an annoying authority figure.

Speaking of Buffy, I just got around to reading Vol. 5 of the comics, and I have to say that that was the best the comics have been so far, particularly the Buffy/Andrew adventure (this arc was written by Jane Espenson, so it is no surprise that she's written the most delightful Andrew interactions in the whole comic book series). I had already read the Giles/Faith one ages ago since I couldn't wait for the compilation, so, I am still meh about that one, the one where the last watcher (other than Giles) was feeding children to the demon that was keeping the vampires away and he was all "Buffy ignored you for YEARS. It's HER fault that Jenny Calendar died! You mean NOTHING to her!" and Giles is all GRR face but kind of sad because he's felt that he means nothing to Buffy for a long time now and they haven't spoken in forever but he still goes to save Faith and even though he doesn't say it he still loves Buffy more than anything. I REFUSE TO BELIEVE OTHERWISE. And the rest of the arc has so many throwaway moments where people mention Giles around Buffy or do something Giles-ish and she ACTS LIKE HE DOESN'T EXIST. I just translate this to: Giles hurt Buffy when he chose Faith over her, and so now she thinks she means nothing to him, and it's easier to ignore his existence than accept that he doesn't love her anymore. CLEARLY BOTH BUFFY AND GILES ARE DOOFUSES. Why do they never learn that their love for each other is deep and eternal? They may not always understand in what way they love each other, but any way you look at it, there is love there on both sides. AND THEY BOTH REFUSE TO BELIEVE IT. They both just wallow in self-loathing and deem themselves not worthy of the other's love. OH, THEM. I don't think they'll ever learn. But anyway, their separation has been built up in all 5 arcs, so you would think that their reunion in the next arc would be epic (but it's not. From what I read on the internet, it looks like it pretty much gets brushed aside).

Wow dudes, it feels like it's been forever since I've gone on about Buffy/Giles like that.
firthgal: (christoph - landa creme)
Dollhouse. Kind of predictable? In a character sense, I mean, not exactly plot-wise.

spoilers )

Meme time!

1. Reply to this post with "Icons!" and I will pick five of your icons.
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!


[livejournal.com profile] zombie_boogie gave me:



A long while back, probably a year now, actually, when I was obsessing over Repo! The Genetic Opera, I made some animated GIF's of Anthony Head, and I had entitled the entry "Head Porn" and went on to say, "Head porn is the greatest porn of all." [livejournal.com profile] awakencordy got a kick out of that and MADE ME AN ICON OF MY OWN QUOTE! How awesome is that? I will probably never, ever delete this icon, 1) because it speaks the truth, and 2) because someone actually quoticoned me! I love it.



BECAUSE IT'S TOTALLY TRUE. Uther and Morgana have never been more married than in that hall walking scene. Uther is patronizing and Morgana is eye rolly and they're both being snarky and then they're all affectionate with each other and Uther walks away with a big smile, and it just has a very domestic feel to it.



COMMUNITY! This show has a lot of great quotes, but this is by far the most useful one. Well, either this one or "To me, religion is like Paul Rudd. I see the appeal and I would never take it away from anyone, but I would also never stand in line for it." (coincidentally, that is EXACTLY how I feel about Paul Rudd) Anyway, this quote happens in Debate 109 (greatest episode ever), where the basketball team (that's really gay) barges into the gymnasium in the middle of the debate and Professor Whitman turns around and exclaims "By Zeus, what sort of jackassery is this?!" It's pretty hilarious.



Hans motherflippin' Landa. HIS PIPE IS BIGGER THAN YOURS.



BUFFY/GILES!!!! Oh, I could wax poetic about these two ALL NIGHT. But I will try to contain myself. I just really, really love this scene. Giles is getting ready to tell her goodbye, and Buffy has NO IDEA, and he is basically dying inside because he loves her and wants to be a part of her life but he figured out in season 4 that he couldn't be what he wanted to be nor could he be whatever the heck she wanted him to be and their relationship was just one big old undefined mess, and he was feeling useless, and then Buffy starts saying everything he's been thinking and he can barely breathe because he thinks she's telling him goodbye, and then out of blue Buffy says, "I need to know more. About where I come from, about the other slayers. I mean, maybe ... maybe if I could learn to control this thing, I could be stronger, I could be better. But ... I'm scared. I know it's gonna be hard. And I can't do it ... without you. I need your help. (pause) I need you to be my Watcher again," and then he just exhales and is holding in the tears and he has this smile and it's the most beautiful thing in the world. And just like that they are fixed. He's her watcher, she's his slayer, and that's all they need to know. They were so in tune during season 5, so co-dependent, so coupley! It was a beautiful thing. I can't get over how much more boyfriendy Giles was to Buffy than Riley was. Especially any scene where Giles and Buffy were talking to each other on the phone. HIS SMILE, OMG. He was so, so in love. I don't care what anyone says, the man was madly IN LOVE with her and season 5 was the happiest/most at peace Giles that we ever got to see, and it's precisely because he got to be so involved with Buffy, and she treated him as an equal, as her partner, rather than someone to be forgotten or an annoying authority figure.

Speaking of Buffy, I just got around to reading Vol. 5 of the comics, and I have to say that that was the best the comics have been so far, particularly the Buffy/Andrew adventure (this arc was written by Jane Espenson, so it is no surprise that she's written the most delightful Andrew interactions in the whole comic book series). I had already read the Giles/Faith one ages ago since I couldn't wait for the compilation, so, I am still meh about that one, the one where the last watcher (other than Giles) was feeding children to the demon that was keeping the vampires away and he was all "Buffy ignored you for YEARS. It's HER fault that Jenny Calendar died! You mean NOTHING to her!" and Giles is all GRR face but kind of sad because he's felt that he means nothing to Buffy for a long time now and they haven't spoken in forever but he still goes to save Faith and even though he doesn't say it he still loves Buffy more than anything. I REFUSE TO BELIEVE OTHERWISE. And the rest of the arc has so many throwaway moments where people mention Giles around Buffy or do something Giles-ish and she ACTS LIKE HE DOESN'T EXIST. I just translate this to: Giles hurt Buffy when he chose Faith over her, and so now she thinks she means nothing to him, and it's easier to ignore his existence than accept that he doesn't love her anymore. CLEARLY BOTH BUFFY AND GILES ARE DOOFUSES. Why do they never learn that their love for each other is deep and eternal? They may not always understand in what way they love each other, but any way you look at it, there is love there on both sides. AND THEY BOTH REFUSE TO BELIEVE IT. They both just wallow in self-loathing and deem themselves not worthy of the other's love. OH, THEM. I don't think they'll ever learn. But anyway, their separation has been built up in all 5 arcs, so you would think that their reunion in the next arc would be epic (but it's not. From what I read on the internet, it looks like it pretty much gets brushed aside).

Wow dudes, it feels like it's been forever since I've gone on about Buffy/Giles like that.

Psych!

Jan. 27th, 2010 11:38 pm
firthgal: (lassiter juliet - first date)
Okay, that episode was pretty good, aside from the Shawn angst (seriously dudes, Shawn angst is worse than Jack Harkness angst. Stop making my silly characters angsty, damn it!) But anyway, things I liked:

1. Lots of Juliet and Lassiter doing synchronized poses.

2. Shawn specifically listed Gus as a reason not to leave. CLEARLY GUS IS HIS ONE TRUE LOVE. THIS PROVES IT.

3. Gus. Always Gus. GUS IS AMAZING.

4. Am I crazy or did Lassiter call Juliet by her first name in that interaction with Shawn and Gus? I'm not positive, didn't even really notice it till the commercial break and the scene was replaying in my head, so I may have just been imagining things, but if he did use her first name, then clearly they are having an affair. (shut up, I can be delusional if I want to)

5. Lassiter was SO jealous about Shawn/Abigail. Much more so than Juliet was, which was kind of hilarious. Now, I can take this and fanwank it into Lassiter/Juliet and say that Juliet totally confided in him and cried on his shoulder about the whole "I love you" thing during the last finale, and so Lassiter was offended on Juliet's behalf and wanted to punch Shawn in the face for being such an insensitive jerk. Or, you know, he just wants Shawn for himself. I WILL TAKE EITHER EXPLANATION.

6. THE SMILE! THE SMILE AT THE END! Lassiter is still totally crushing on her. IT'S STILL THERE! LASSITER/JULIET LIVES! It's just that we only get little subtle snippets now as opposed to the heaps of goodness that we got in the second half of season 2. *sigh* I don't think I'll ever be able to get over season 2. It was so perfect! There was so much Shawn/Gus and Lassiter/Juliet romantic subtext happening! It was all happytimes! And now it is all Shawn angsting and Juliet angsting and serious music and I just want to barf. But Lassiter and Gus still bring me glee. As do Lassiter/Juliet when they actually share scenes together. And dialogue! They actually said whole sentences to each other there at the end!

In conclusion, I still love everything I've always loved about Psych, and the stuff that's always annoyed me about Psych still annoys me.

OH! Also, while I was flipping through channels I caught a show called The Inbetweeners on BBC America, and this show was so freaking hilarious, OMG. I saw the name and it rang a bell but I didn't know why, and then Anthony Head's daughter popped up and I was like, "Oh yeah!" And then I remembered that interview where ASH said they expected The Invisibles to be the more successful show out of the two, and... I'm sorry, ASH, I love you loads, but The Inbetweeners is freaking BRILLIANT, while The Invisibles was... mediocre at best. Which is sad, because it's pretty much the only show where ASH has ever been the main star, but seriously, NO CONTEST. The Inbetweeners had me laughing up a storm constantly through the whole thing. It's vulgar and ridiculous, but somehow clever. I can't even explain it. I just know that I need to see more episodes.

Psych!

Jan. 27th, 2010 11:38 pm
firthgal: (lassiter juliet - first date)
Okay, that episode was pretty good, aside from the Shawn angst (seriously dudes, Shawn angst is worse than Jack Harkness angst. Stop making my silly characters angsty, damn it!) But anyway, things I liked:

1. Lots of Juliet and Lassiter doing synchronized poses.

2. Shawn specifically listed Gus as a reason not to leave. CLEARLY GUS IS HIS ONE TRUE LOVE. THIS PROVES IT.

3. Gus. Always Gus. GUS IS AMAZING.

4. Am I crazy or did Lassiter call Juliet by her first name in that interaction with Shawn and Gus? I'm not positive, didn't even really notice it till the commercial break and the scene was replaying in my head, so I may have just been imagining things, but if he did use her first name, then clearly they are having an affair. (shut up, I can be delusional if I want to)

5. Lassiter was SO jealous about Shawn/Abigail. Much more so than Juliet was, which was kind of hilarious. Now, I can take this and fanwank it into Lassiter/Juliet and say that Juliet totally confided in him and cried on his shoulder about the whole "I love you" thing during the last finale, and so Lassiter was offended on Juliet's behalf and wanted to punch Shawn in the face for being such an insensitive jerk. Or, you know, he just wants Shawn for himself. I WILL TAKE EITHER EXPLANATION.

6. THE SMILE! THE SMILE AT THE END! Lassiter is still totally crushing on her. IT'S STILL THERE! LASSITER/JULIET LIVES! It's just that we only get little subtle snippets now as opposed to the heaps of goodness that we got in the second half of season 2. *sigh* I don't think I'll ever be able to get over season 2. It was so perfect! There was so much Shawn/Gus and Lassiter/Juliet romantic subtext happening! It was all happytimes! And now it is all Shawn angsting and Juliet angsting and serious music and I just want to barf. But Lassiter and Gus still bring me glee. As do Lassiter/Juliet when they actually share scenes together. And dialogue! They actually said whole sentences to each other there at the end!

In conclusion, I still love everything I've always loved about Psych, and the stuff that's always annoyed me about Psych still annoys me.

OH! Also, while I was flipping through channels I caught a show called The Inbetweeners on BBC America, and this show was so freaking hilarious, OMG. I saw the name and it rang a bell but I didn't know why, and then Anthony Head's daughter popped up and I was like, "Oh yeah!" And then I remembered that interview where ASH said they expected The Invisibles to be the more successful show out of the two, and... I'm sorry, ASH, I love you loads, but The Inbetweeners is freaking BRILLIANT, while The Invisibles was... mediocre at best. Which is sad, because it's pretty much the only show where ASH has ever been the main star, but seriously, NO CONTEST. The Inbetweeners had me laughing up a storm constantly through the whole thing. It's vulgar and ridiculous, but somehow clever. I can't even explain it. I just know that I need to see more episodes.
firthgal: (dexter - blood)
Fact: I was way spoiled about the ending to this season, and yet I still cried. Not like I cried at the end of season 1, but still, I didn't think this one would affect me since I had already watched the bit on YouTube awhile back without knowing the context (I also watched the Thanksgiving scene awhile back, which was what convinced me that I needed to get back to Dexter, but it took the Golden Globes to actually make me take action). Anyway, wow. WOW. Wow. The ending to Hello, Dexter Morgan was probably my favorite thing ever, because it was creepy and suspenseful and it had my heart pounding and it was so, so ridiculous (and god, his face when he was looking at all the pics! Pure pride). The ending to the finale also had my heart pounding, but probably only because I knew what was coming and had been waiting the whole episode for it to happen. The Thanksgiving episode was epic all around. Basically, anytime John Lithgow was on my screen, something amazingly awesome happened. He blew me away in this. Just, the way he so easily switched between personas and whatnot, the way he looked so freaking scary every time he got into control freak mode, the conflicting emotions, he was amazing. And freaky. And if I hadn't grown up knowing him as Dick Solomon, he would probably be giving me nightmares tonight.

The character development with Dexter was so beautifully done. It's been sloppy in the past, but this was so organic and beautiful and right, and in the end kind of heartbreaking.

Debra was amazing. She had a lot of emotional stuff to deal with and it got to me in every scene, particularly anything having to do with Lundy. *cries* Her most beautiful scenes came from her interaction with Dexter, though, just as it usually does. I love the Dexter/Deb relationship so very much. I especially loved Dexter's line about being lost if Deb ever died. And then she pretty much told him the same thing later, that she wouldn't be who she is without Dexter.

I'm pretty sure that Quinn is in love with Deb. Like, really, really in love. But maybe not. But I'm pretty sure he is. I skipped most of season 3, but I remember him having a thing for her in the few eps that I did see of that season, but they were very much platonic partners in this season. Still though, I think he's in love with her.

Angel/La Guerta was probably the only boring thing about this season, but La Guerta's storylines have always bored me, so that's nothing new. I think the show was just trying to give us something peaceful amidst all the badness going on, but it often caused me to go, "Come on, come on, get back to Arthur." So, I could have done without it, but I didn't not like it. It just seemed out of place when pretty much everything else was full-on suspense. Even the Rita/Dexter scenes had more going on than they usually do.

I adored Mitsuka this season. I usually can't stand him, but he was so utterly lovable, particularly in the Thanksgiving ep and the one directly after it.

Fathers and daughters. Everything's always about Daddy, isn't it? Psh. It's like this season was made specifically for me. Old guy/young girl canon couple that also happens to be mentor/student, a super dramatic father/daughter story, BABIES, slashy subtext, a totally pathetic yet badass villain... I'm sure there was more. Because seriously, I loved just about everything.

In conclusion, if you are like me and gave up on Dexter during season 3, WATCH SEASON 4. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT. I got by perfectly fine without watching season 3, so definitely just skip to the Lithgow, because he's awesome, and definitely the most interesting adversary that Dexter has ever had.

And now I fear that I am getting a giant crush on John Lithgow, because I want MORE and I am at the point where I want to rent 3rd Rock From the Sun and watch it all from the beginning even though I saw it as it originally aired and watched it in syndication. I do not need a new obsession, dudes. I do not need it. Especially since I wanted to hang onto Anthony Head for awhile longer. *sigh*

Oh! Speaking of the Head, he has officially turned into Christopher Walken:



I can't even tell the difference anymore.

Okay, maybe I can. But only because Tony's neck is super sexy )

Er... perhaps I don't have to worry about my Anthony Head obsession dissipating.
firthgal: (dexter - blood)
Fact: I was way spoiled about the ending to this season, and yet I still cried. Not like I cried at the end of season 1, but still, I didn't think this one would affect me since I had already watched the bit on YouTube awhile back without knowing the context (I also watched the Thanksgiving scene awhile back, which was what convinced me that I needed to get back to Dexter, but it took the Golden Globes to actually make me take action). Anyway, wow. WOW. Wow. The ending to Hello, Dexter Morgan was probably my favorite thing ever, because it was creepy and suspenseful and it had my heart pounding and it was so, so ridiculous (and god, his face when he was looking at all the pics! Pure pride). The ending to the finale also had my heart pounding, but probably only because I knew what was coming and had been waiting the whole episode for it to happen. The Thanksgiving episode was epic all around. Basically, anytime John Lithgow was on my screen, something amazingly awesome happened. He blew me away in this. Just, the way he so easily switched between personas and whatnot, the way he looked so freaking scary every time he got into control freak mode, the conflicting emotions, he was amazing. And freaky. And if I hadn't grown up knowing him as Dick Solomon, he would probably be giving me nightmares tonight.

The character development with Dexter was so beautifully done. It's been sloppy in the past, but this was so organic and beautiful and right, and in the end kind of heartbreaking.

Debra was amazing. She had a lot of emotional stuff to deal with and it got to me in every scene, particularly anything having to do with Lundy. *cries* Her most beautiful scenes came from her interaction with Dexter, though, just as it usually does. I love the Dexter/Deb relationship so very much. I especially loved Dexter's line about being lost if Deb ever died. And then she pretty much told him the same thing later, that she wouldn't be who she is without Dexter.

I'm pretty sure that Quinn is in love with Deb. Like, really, really in love. But maybe not. But I'm pretty sure he is. I skipped most of season 3, but I remember him having a thing for her in the few eps that I did see of that season, but they were very much platonic partners in this season. Still though, I think he's in love with her.

Angel/La Guerta was probably the only boring thing about this season, but La Guerta's storylines have always bored me, so that's nothing new. I think the show was just trying to give us something peaceful amidst all the badness going on, but it often caused me to go, "Come on, come on, get back to Arthur." So, I could have done without it, but I didn't not like it. It just seemed out of place when pretty much everything else was full-on suspense. Even the Rita/Dexter scenes had more going on than they usually do.

I adored Mitsuka this season. I usually can't stand him, but he was so utterly lovable, particularly in the Thanksgiving ep and the one directly after it.

Fathers and daughters. Everything's always about Daddy, isn't it? Psh. It's like this season was made specifically for me. Old guy/young girl canon couple that also happens to be mentor/student, a super dramatic father/daughter story, BABIES, slashy subtext, a totally pathetic yet badass villain... I'm sure there was more. Because seriously, I loved just about everything.

In conclusion, if you are like me and gave up on Dexter during season 3, WATCH SEASON 4. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT. I got by perfectly fine without watching season 3, so definitely just skip to the Lithgow, because he's awesome, and definitely the most interesting adversary that Dexter has ever had.

And now I fear that I am getting a giant crush on John Lithgow, because I want MORE and I am at the point where I want to rent 3rd Rock From the Sun and watch it all from the beginning even though I saw it as it originally aired and watched it in syndication. I do not need a new obsession, dudes. I do not need it. Especially since I wanted to hang onto Anthony Head for awhile longer. *sigh*

Oh! Speaking of the Head, he has officially turned into Christopher Walken:



I can't even tell the difference anymore.

Okay, maybe I can. But only because Tony's neck is super sexy )

Er... perhaps I don't have to worry about my Anthony Head obsession dissipating.
firthgal: (Default)
First, let me just say that I am going to miss seeing Conan on my TV every night. If he doesn't get another show soon, I will probably cry. But I love him so much for being such a class act. He could have fought NBC, he could have held a grudge against Leno, he could have folded and taken the 12:05 slot, but he walked away for the sake of the franchise that he grew up loving, the show that was his freaking dream to host for pretty much his entire life, and he made us laugh while doing so. This is the Conan that I will always, always love and support. I don't know where he's going from here, but I'll follow him wherever he goes. He'll always be my favorite host of anything. ALWAYS. I never did take to Craig Ferguson, I find Jimmy Fallon dreadfully boring, can only tolerate Leno so much, and can't freaking stand Letterman unless he has a guest that I really, really love. I do enjoy watching old clips of Jack Benny and Johnny Carson, but they were both before my time (well, Carson was hosting while I was a kid, but I was too young to stay up late enough to watch him). So, Conan will always own my heart. I love the man. And I hope that NBC still has to pay him every penny of what his contract said they would.

ETA: CONAN'S BEEN PIMPED. Ahahahahaha, HO. At least he's the pretty ho.

Second, I finally caught up on Dollhouse. I just marathoned the last 7 episodes this weekend and HOLY CRAP! What an onslaught of breathtaking awesomeness, good lord. I don't understand why the first three eps this year were so awful, to the point of me wanting to give up on this show altogether (and pretty much did until I saw my f-list explode with Boyd icons on Friday night). Episode 4 restored my faith, but apparently not enough for me to keep track of when Fox was actually airing the show (seriously, I was so, so confused, so I decided to just give it up since it was being canceled anyway). Pretty much everyone has already expressed much better than I can how wonderfully mind-boggling this show is, so I'll just do a quick assessment:

spoilers )

I know my f-list has been going crazy over DeWitt/Dominic (seriously, I think I have 10 Dollhouse friends and at least 8 of them are all about the D/D), but for some reason this ship just never managed to capture that OTP part of me. This saddens me, because I so wish I could be a part of all the squee. My Boyd/Echo shipping heart feels so utterly alone. But I don't even get that excited over them, if I'm honest, since I ship them in a platonic sort of way. All of my excitement lies with Boyd. I am a Boyd fan through and through. Anyway, I am glad that you all can't stop talking about Dollhouse, because it forced me to pick up the show again and not miss out on its epicness. I really don't get the people who diss this show, because, good god, it is AMAZING. It just has this terminal problem of being way too slow in the beginning and then hitting us with nothing but epic awesome after most people have determined that the show is slow and pointless.



I spent most of my sick time catching up with Colin Firth movies that I skipped these past few years, and... now I know why I skipped them. But hey, it was good catching up with his career:

Easy Virtue - I actually enjoyed this one, though it was kind of slow. But I love that it all turned out exactly how I wanted it to. And Colin was totally sexy, which is all that really matters, yes? And Ben Barnes has a pretty singing voice. And the film made me laugh quite a bit.

Accidental Husband - Worst rom-com ever made? It's very possible. Uma Thurman and Jeffery Dean Morgan make Paul/Echo look like they have smoldering hot chemistry. Seriously, they were that terrible together. Colin Firth, however, was adorable and amazing as always, and he had so much more chemistry with Uma that it simply did not make sense that she was in love with the other dude. The film was kind of excruciating to sit through, honestly, and I got fed up and started fast-forwarding to the Colin bits. Will never ever watch this film again. It was so horribly cast that I just can't fathom the casting director ever getting anymore work.

Genova - Most pointless movie ever? It's very possible. I am not big on indie films, nor am I big on realism, so this movie was almost as excruciating for me as Accidental Husband was. The difference though is that this film was extremely well-acted, the little girl especially was very good. But this is just not my genre, and I kind of hate it when my favorite actors do these kinds of films, even though it totally shows off their acting chops. But I watch films to escape reality, not to be reminded of how sucky the world is. The only film that I've really enjoyed like that is Keane, and I'm convinced I only dug that film because I watched it at the height of my Damian Lewis obsession, so I didn't mind staring at his head for an hour and a half. Plus, he and tiny Abigail Breslin were simply amazing together. But anyway, back to Genova. Not even Colin's cuteness could save this one for me, because it was just too depressing, and I kept waiting for something to happen, but nothing ever did.



I also watched numerous other movies in my sick time, and they were pretty darn good (I believe I already mentioned my love of Up in the Air, so, here are some others):

The Lovely Bones - OMG, SUCH A GORGEOUS FILM. I didn't think I would dig this one, simply because these child kidnapping stories disturb me more than fictional things normally do, but I sucked it up and watched it because the previews kept making me want to, and, goodness, this film is so beautiful and heartbreaking and suspenseful and it almost has a whimsical quality to it. It also helps that it was a little bit of a psychological thriller. Everyone was amazing in this film, especially the girl that played Susie. It seems like it would be a tough role for someone that young to grasp, but she was excellent. And, that scene, the scene where she gets abducted, the whole time you know what's going to happen, and yet I was still squirming and yelling at my computer screen the whole time. But they didn't show anything in detail, so the film didn't disturb me at all like I had feared it would. And I so loved how they handled the afterlife aspects of the film. It reminded me a little bit of What Dreams May Come, only, surprisingly, it's not as heavy as that film. Through all the hurt and fear going on in this film, there's also a lot of hope and love and peace that comes with the moving on. Gorgeous film.

Precious - Another superb film. It disturbed me on many levels, but it also had a sort of whimsical note to it through all the atrocities that Precious experienced. Here's a girl whose parents rape her and beat her and tell her she's worthless, but she still has the ability to dream, and to love, and to not give up. It's actually kind of surprising how much this film made me laugh, but it had so many good lines, and it's one of those films that can make you laugh one minute and then in the very same scene make you break down crying. I was just blown away by this film, and if it doesn't win anything at the Oscars, I'll probably be a little angry. And, dudes, I didn't even recognize Mariah Carey in this film. I knew in the back of my mind that she was in this film, but I didn't see her, so I was like, "What? Mariah's not in this film." But she was. And she was really good. And Mo'Nique was the mother, but I didn't put it together in my head that she was Mo'Nique until the film was over and I was like, "OMG, WHAT?" She was just... wow. So different from her typical roles. She was brutal in this, totally became the character. I don't know if this film just had a really great director or what, but the performances were so, so good. I've seen Mariah and Mo'Nique in other films, and they were nowhere near this good at acting before, so I suspect this film had a darn good director. But anyway, that feeling of hope that ran through this movie kept it from being a total downer. And Precious, despite her circumstances, was still very much a 16 year old girl. She was such a beautiful character. Out of all the films I watched last week, this is probably the one that has stuck with me the most.

Sherlock Holmes - Now this, my friends, is my kind of movie. It was hilarious and awesome all around. I did not expect that much kung fu. I love that pretty much every action film these days has to have some kind of martial arts in it, and they're all going Jackie Chan style with the picking up of random props and using them to fight with. I LOVED the slow-mo think-it-out and then the live action where you see how ridiculously fast the moves are. I never knew that Sherlock Holmes was this badass. And Watson! And Holmes/Watson! They were beyond adorable together, and I loved Holmes' jealousy of Mary, and I kept thinking through the whole thing, "Ah, now I see why House/Wilson is always being compared to Holmes/Watson." They basically were House and Wilson, only more cheery and way more lovable. I also loved that Mary understood Watson and Holmes' relationship, and she knew that Holmes loved Watson just as much as she did. And the tension between Holmes and Mary was amazing. Basically, I OT3 the heck out of Holmes/Watson/Mary. Irene I didn't care for so much. I feel like she could have been way more kickass than she actually was. It seemed like she was just an afterthought to remind us that Sherlock Holmes isn't actually gay despite the fact that he wanted to marry Watson himself. And in the end she was just a plot device to introduce something more important. So, she was pretty much the only weak point of the film, I felt. But she wasn't bad or anything, just kind of pointless. And I am sad that Mary couldn't be in on the adventures, too. Mary was awesome! I think I love Mary more than I was supposed to. It is becoming a fatal flaw of mine to always fall for ridiculously minor characters.



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The Days meme - Days 18-24 )



Just in case anyone is interested, I wrote an Uther/Morgana drabble for the kink meme a couple weekends ago:

No Room for Regrets

I probably won't post it anywhere else, but thought I'd at least un-anon to my f-list. For some reason I was in a kinky sex-and-murder mood that day. *shrugs*

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