The haps

Apr. 28th, 2011 01:08 pm
firthgal: (andy - smile)
1. I spent most of last week rewatching all of the Chae Kyung/Lee Shin scenes from Goong. OMG, LOVE. LOVE LOVE LOVE. I forgot how epic that drama was. The chemistry between Yoon Eun Hye and Joo Ji Hoon was so freaking amazing, and they are still probably in the top three of my favorite k-drama couples ever. Dudes, I am such a sucker for the arranged/contract marriage trope. I just am. But this one is my favorite since it shows all the repercussions that come with suddenly becoming the unwanted Cinderella to your not-so-Prince-Charming. This is one k-drama where I LOVE the angst. Aaaaaaaaangst! Because it doesn't come from tragedy after tragedy after tragedy, it comes from the characters not being sure of whether they fit into the roles that the world has thrust upon them, and not being sure how they feel about each other, and it's glorious. Oh, I love this drama.

2. I can't wait for Yoon Eun Hye's new drama to start. Which is kind of obvious since I went back and rewatched one of her old dramas, and now I'm tempted to do a rewatch of Take Care of the Young Lady (I know this drama gets no love, but damn, I loved it like crazy). I just love YEH, I think. The girl can do no wrong.

3. The Borgias. I've been watching this show every week, but I haven't really had much to say about it. Basically, it's wicked pretty, but I think I'm only in it for the Cesare/Lucrezia love affair. Which was proven in the last episode where I was seething at Cesare being in love with some annoying blond girl that he didn't even know, so much so that he freaking killed her husband for her, while Lucrezia is off being beaten and raped by her new husband and Cesare doesn't even pay her any mind (not that he knew it was happening, but if he hadn't been so distracted with this new girl, he would have been checking up on Lucrezia and making sure all was okay with her). I did love that he was super frustrated over having to marry Lucrezia off to Sforza, though. That scene where he's ripping off his robes was perfection. And I am convinced that he sees a bit of Lucrezia in this new girl, and because he can't help Lucrezia, he put all of his focus into helping this girl. That is how I will fanwank it, anyway. But I can't help but hope that Cesare finds out what's going on and tortures Sforza, or kills him, or something. Just disregard history, show! Kill the bastard! But anyway, I find most of the political stuff kind of boring, and I am not fond of the younger brother who is a soldier, and Jeremy Irons is doing a fine job but damn do I hate his character. Overall though, I think it's a good show, and I am loving the little references to The Godfather that they keep throwing in, like the iconic closing of the doors after Borgia became the pope, or that friar dude getting stabbed in the eye (it is ridiculous how excited I got over that scene).

4. Game of Thrones. At first I didn't know what to think of this show, because the first ep was pretty hard to follow, but after the second ep I'm pretty much in love. And I think it's because I instantly fell for that scene between Sansa and The Hound. It figures that I would fall for such a ship, but I am surprised that all it took was that one little scene. I checked LJ to see if there was a comm for them, and there was, and I spent a whole night there reading passages from the books and looking at fanart, and, gosh, I am in love. So so in love. But the book version of The Hound so far is much more harsh than the show version (of course, all we got was that one scene, but still, that was supposed to be our first impression of him, and he seemed more playful than harsh/bitter). Also, I didn't pick up on the fact that he killed the butcher's boy (I knew that someone did, but for some reason it didn't click in my head that he did). And now that I know that the book version of him truly enjoyed killing the boy, I am not quite sure what the show intends for the character since they left that bit out. But anyway, despite his psychopathic tendencies, I still ship them. And I fear that my shipping of them will only get more intense as the show goes on. *sigh* But wow, the bits with Joffrey that I read disgusted me. I mean, I knew he was going to be awful, but good god. You all weren't joking when you said he just gets worse. And maybe that's why it seems okay to ship Sansa with The Hound? Because even though he's harsh and dangerous, he shows Sansa a modicum of warmth and care that no one else does, and it's... kind of sweet? In its own way. I mean, it's not a whole lot healthier for Sansa, but compared to how Joffrey treated her, The Hound is freaking Prince Charming. I don't know, I don't know. But now I want the books so that I can get a full picture of their relationship.

Also, I'm pretty sure that Arya and Tyrion are my favorite characters. Right now they are, anyway. I kind of wish they had some scenes together, because I feel like that much awesome in one scene would blow my mind.

5. I've kind of given up on Camelot. My time for watching TV is getting smaller and smaller, and this show is just not delivering. So, bye bye lame Arthur and pervy Merlin and crazyass Morgan. Our time together was fun, until, you know, you got boring.

6. Glee. I still want to punch Will's stupid face. I can't even explain why. Just, every time they show him, I want to punch him. This feeling has been increased since they've brought back the Will/Emma ship. Blech. Blech blech blech. If he wasn't so condescending, then maybe I wouldn't hate the ship so much. But GOD, he is awful to Emma. So, so awful. Even when he tries to be nice and understand her (polishing the grapes) he loses his patience and tells her she's not normal. And it's not even about her, it's "How much longer do I have to polish these grapes with you? OMG, I hate it." He's just... UGH. I HATE HIM. And I know that he is basically this way with everybody, but it sticks out when he's with Emma because she is so easily crushed and she rarely sticks up for herself or puts him in his place. When he's that way with Rachel, she'll instantly tell him that he's in the wrong, or she'll walk out in a huff and he'll have to make it up to her, or she'll be hurt and walk out crying and he'll feel like a tool and try to make it up to her, and I just don't get why he doesn't have the same kind of empathy for the woman that he's supposedly in love with. It's all about him and how she can please him. BLECH. And lately Finn has been inspiring those same "OMG I want to punch him in the face" feelings that Will inspires. He's not quite as bad, but damn, he's getting there.

7. The Office made me cry last week. I can only expect that I will use up an entire tissue box tonight. MICHAEL SCOTT, DON'T LEAVE ME. I'M NOT READY, DAMN IT. Not even Will Ferrell can soften the blow. *sniff* Speaking of Will, you all know that I love him like crazy, but I find his character on The Office to be kind of lame. He's just not doing it for me, which is sad, because I was SO excited about Will finally being on my favorite show, but then... well, his character was pretty underwhelming. He has little moments of brilliance, like getting shaved in his office and totally blowing Jim and Pam off when they were talking about CC, but then he went back to being Michael's admirer, and just... they need to choose. Either he's a badass, no nonsense boss, or he's incompetent and looking to Michael for guidance. Personally, I prefer the badass no nonsense characterization to the incompetent one, because I feel like that plays to Will's strengths a little better. And I know that people generally weren't happy with the whole storyline where he made Andy act like a fool, but I enjoyed it. It brought out the old desperate-to-please Andy and I felt Deangelo Vickers was finally becoming an actual character, but in the end he went back to being Micheal's apprentice, which is cute, but contradictory to what we thought were his true colors (and which I suspect are still his true colors and he's just trying to placate Michael until he leaves). I don't know, I don't know. I enjoy having Will Ferrell back on my TV every week, though.

8. It's kind of sad that 30 Rock had a clip show on the same night that Community had a clip show, where Community created clips that we had never seen before and made it an epic experience, whereas 30 Rock was just a classic clip show that revisited already seen moments. It kind of ruined the effect. But at least it was chalk full of Jack/Liz goodness.

9. Vampire Diaries. Kiiiiiiinda shipping Elena/Elijah now (and I was already secretly shipping Elena/Alaric a bit, so the ep where Alaric became Klaus and he was being quite predatory with her was wicked hot, and then he was even hotter with Katherine, good god. I am sad that Alaric doesn't get to stay evil). Also, this season is kind of succeeding in making me not ship Elena/Damon. I will love the OT3ness of Damon/Elena/Stefan forever and always, but Damon is just losing it lately. He used to care about what she wanted, and what made her happy, but now he's just disregarding her wishes left and right, which, I get it's because he doesn't want to lose her, but at the same time, damn, Damon, let the girl do her thing. Trust that she has the ability to take care of herself, PLEASE. Although I did like that line where Damon pointed out that he's not afraid of making her hate him as long as it keeps her alive, whereas Stefan can't do that. So I get where Damon's coming from, but I hate that he doesn't believe that Elena is perfectly capable of making the right decisions.

10. 49 Days. I am finally coming to terms with the fact that the romances are going to be Ji Hyun/Kang and Scheduler/Yi Kyung, but it still kind of makes me sad. At least Kang is finally growing on me now that he's not so insistent on denying his feelings and is actually trying to make things better for Ji Hyun. But now the show has made the Yi Soo/Yi Kyung romance so epic that it's kind of hard to feel any emotion for Ji Hyun/Kang. I just can't muster the empathy for them when Yi Kyung has been mourning Yi Soo for FIVE YEARS and even has moments of feeling his presence around her when his spirit is there, and now Scheduler is feelings things when he's around her and he's bound to remember and just... they should be the main romance, because they are the ones who are tugging at my heartstrings. Although, you know, I still think that Scheduler and Ji Hyun were made for each other, and I can't help but still hope that in the end Ji Hyun dies and takes over Scheduler's position and he becomes her boss, or else they are both reincarnated and meet each other as kids and have the same dynamic, and Yi Kyung and Kang help each other move on from losing their loved ones. But, this is a romcom, so I expect that Ji Hyun will live happily ever after with Kang. But then... what will happen with Yi Kyung? Oh, this show.
firthgal: (will ferrell)
Okay, got a chance to see The Other Guys today, and felt the need to review. It has been too damn long since I've enjoyed a Will Ferrell movie this much.

Okay, so it wasn't the greatest, but it sure made me laugh like hell )

So, yeah, best comedy I've seen in awhile, but still does not measure up to Anchorman.
firthgal: (will ferrell)
Okay, got a chance to see The Other Guys today, and felt the need to review. It has been too damn long since I've enjoyed a Will Ferrell movie this much.

Okay, so it wasn't the greatest, but it sure made me laugh like hell )

So, yeah, best comedy I've seen in awhile, but still does not measure up to Anchorman.
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: (glee - sue)
Okay, Modern Family was back up to its brilliant ways. Obviously last week was simply an anomaly, thank goodness (which I think is attributed to the show focusing too much on its guest star. This show should just not have big name guest stars, because it doesn't need them). Anyway, CAM AND JAY, OMG! Oh, how this show needs a fandom so that I can find icons and fill all my icon slots with Cam and Jay and Cam/Mitchell and Phil being weird and Manny being more adult than any of the adults, and, most importantly, an icon of the pool scene, because ooooooh my heart! This show so gets what a family is all about. Oh, I love it. The bit where Jay made the boys say that their family doesn't hurt each other they love each other, and then he smacks them both upside the head? Oh god, so something my father would do.

GLEE! Glee was magnificent. Why? SUE SYLVESTER.

Spoilers )

And now I have the urge to watch every single Will Ferrell as Neil Diamond skit that I have in my possession...

ETA: Ah, HELL NO. Starpulse is officially on notice for insulting Modern Family. I find it hilarious that they praise Glee up to high heaven, a show that is based entirely around overused stereotypes, and then they insult Modern Family for "constructing humor via vomiting over used stereotypes." They are missing the entire point of the show, and I am guessing they haven't watched anything but the promos. Seriously dudes, Modern Family is BRILLIANT. If it gets axed and yet they keep Cougar Town, then I will officially hate ABC for all eternity. Also, I caught The Middle tonight and found it to be kind of hilarious (mostly due to the kids and not the parents. It sort of reminds me of Malcolm in the Middle, only more wholesome and not quite as funny). Hank, however, was terrible. Frankly, I think Kelsey Grammar needs to try a dramedy, because this sitcom thing is just not working for him anymore. He'd probably be awesome on a USA Network vehicle.
firthgal: (Default)
Okay, Modern Family was back up to its brilliant ways. Obviously last week was simply an anomaly, thank goodness (which I think is attributed to the show focusing too much on its guest star. This show should just not have big name guest stars, because it doesn't need them). Anyway, CAM AND JAY, OMG! Oh, how this show needs a fandom so that I can find icons and fill all my icon slots with Cam and Jay and Cam/Mitchell and Phil being weird and Manny being more adult than any of the adults, and, most importantly, an icon of the pool scene, because ooooooh my heart! This show so gets what a family is all about. Oh, I love it. The bit where Jay made the boys say that their family doesn't hurt each other they love each other, and then he smacks them both upside the head? Oh god, so something my father would do.

GLEE! Glee was magnificent. Why? SUE SYLVESTER.

Spoilers )

And now I have the urge to watch every single Will Ferrell as Neil Diamond skit that I have in my possession...

ETA: Ah, HELL NO. Starpulse is officially on notice for insulting Modern Family. I find it hilarious that they praise Glee up to high heaven, a show that is based entirely around overused stereotypes, and then they insult Modern Family for "constructing humor via vomiting over used stereotypes." They are missing the entire point of the show, and I am guessing they haven't watched anything but the promos. Seriously dudes, Modern Family is BRILLIANT. If it gets axed and yet they keep Cougar Town, then I will officially hate ABC for all eternity. Also, I caught The Middle tonight and found it to be kind of hilarious (mostly due to the kids and not the parents. It sort of reminds me of Malcolm in the Middle, only more wholesome and not quite as funny). Hank, however, was terrible. Frankly, I think Kelsey Grammar needs to try a dramedy, because this sitcom thing is just not working for him anymore. He'd probably be awesome on a USA Network vehicle.
firthgal: (conan - monkey on his back)
Dudes, I am on such a Conan high lately. Today I watched his Inside the Actor's Studio episode and I laughed harder than I did during the Robin Williams one. Conan is amazing. I &hearts him. He's wicked intelligent too, which I already knew, but it's something you kind of forget when he's jumping around like a lovable clown all the time. But anyway, he was hilarious. Greatest ep of Inside the Actors Studio that I've ever seen. The end even made me tear up a little bit. I have no idea why I never saw this back in January. Hmph.

Anywho, last night's Tonight Show? Where he dressed up like an old dude and moderated the focus groups of seniors? Oh god. Hilarious, but ooooooh how I felt for him. He sat through who knows how many hours of people calling him a moron that needs psychiatric help. My heart kind of broke for him when that one guy was like, "Whoever made the decision to promote this guy obviously needs to be fired." Oh man. And Conan just kept ragging on himself the entire time, and then one person even suggested that Conan was a sociopath. OH GOD. I kept waiting for Conan to take off his disguise and be like, "Hahahaha, IT'S ME!" but he never did. :( And the end where he's banging his head, guh. I don't know how he could do that to himself. I mean, he knew all that stuff would happen, which was the point of the entire bit, but those people were seriously harsh. Pah, seniors don't stay up that late anyway. The 11:30 hour needs to change with the times. I never understood Jay Leno's appeal, and I don't think I ever will. I've never liked Letterman either. My parents, on the other hand, much prefer Leno and Letterman to Conan. They just... don't get Conan. *sigh* So it's definitely an age thing. Or perhaps it's about classiness, I don't know. Conan's all about making a fool out of himself and making the comedy happen with the audience, while Leno is more about playing to the audience with scripted jokes and whatnot.

But anyway, my favorite new bit that he's been doing since he started The Tonight Show? Twitter Tracker. I don't think I will ever stop laughing at this utter nonsense:



Oooooh, I love it. 1) Because I still find Twitter annoying, and 2) because that dude's insane enthusiasm will never fail to make me laugh.

Also, things I've realized that I will seriously miss now that Conan is no longer in New York:

1) Abe Vigoda on a tiny bicycle.
2) Spontaneous appearances from James Lipton in a tutu.
3) 30 Rock's automated telephone system that always sends Conan to the wrong extension because it can't understand anything he says (anyone else remember that bit? I miss that so freaking much)
4) Conan randomly bothering Brian Williams
5) Jokes about New York. I just don't get the jokes about LA. IT'S ALL THE WAY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY. I don't pay attention to it (except for the celebrity news, obviously).

I'm sure there's more. The horny manatee, S&M Lincoln, Masturbating Bear... I'm still holding out hope though that he hasn't retired all the Late Night mascots. Anywho, I love having Conan back. LOVE IT. Summers and winters seem to be my prime Conan addiction times, I guess because all of my seasonal shows are on hiatus.

OH! I watched Jimmy Fallon last night since Will Ferrell was on it, and oooooh how I loved Will. Jimmy still kind of bothers me though. He always has. I don't dislike him, I just... don't love him. Like, when he was singing that song during the sketch where Will came out in the blond wig, I thought, "Oh hahahaha, I'm enjoying this," but the dude kept singing the same line for 3 minutes at this annoyingly high pitch and I seriously could not take it anymore. Luckily Will was being ridiculous enough to make me not care about Jimmy's annoyingness. The interview was good though, you could tell they enjoy each other's antics. But, yeah, I'm not digging Jimmy Fallon. But I never dug him on SNL, so that's no surprise. But I'm hoping that he ends up finding some way to be more entertaining. I know it's his first year and he's struggling to find what works and what doesn't. I guess I'll watch him every now and then, but odds are I'll start watching Craig Ferguson if I'm still in the mood for more late night after Conan.

WOW. So did not mean to make a gigantic boring post about Conan O'Brien. But there you go. At least I provided a HI-larious clip. That is probably only viewable to those in the USA...
firthgal: (conan - monkey on his back)
Dudes, I am on such a Conan high lately. Today I watched his Inside the Actor's Studio episode and I laughed harder than I did during the Robin Williams one. Conan is amazing. I &hearts him. He's wicked intelligent too, which I already knew, but it's something you kind of forget when he's jumping around like a lovable clown all the time. But anyway, he was hilarious. Greatest ep of Inside the Actors Studio that I've ever seen. The end even made me tear up a little bit. I have no idea why I never saw this back in January. Hmph.

Anywho, last night's Tonight Show? Where he dressed up like an old dude and moderated the focus groups of seniors? Oh god. Hilarious, but ooooooh how I felt for him. He sat through who knows how many hours of people calling him a moron that needs psychiatric help. My heart kind of broke for him when that one guy was like, "Whoever made the decision to promote this guy obviously needs to be fired." Oh man. And Conan just kept ragging on himself the entire time, and then one person even suggested that Conan was a sociopath. OH GOD. I kept waiting for Conan to take off his disguise and be like, "Hahahaha, IT'S ME!" but he never did. :( And the end where he's banging his head, guh. I don't know how he could do that to himself. I mean, he knew all that stuff would happen, which was the point of the entire bit, but those people were seriously harsh. Pah, seniors don't stay up that late anyway. The 11:30 hour needs to change with the times. I never understood Jay Leno's appeal, and I don't think I ever will. I've never liked Letterman either. My parents, on the other hand, much prefer Leno and Letterman to Conan. They just... don't get Conan. *sigh* So it's definitely an age thing. Or perhaps it's about classiness, I don't know. Conan's all about making a fool out of himself and making the comedy happen with the audience, while Leno is more about playing to the audience with scripted jokes and whatnot.

But anyway, my favorite new bit that he's been doing since he started The Tonight Show? Twitter Tracker. I don't think I will ever stop laughing at this utter nonsense:



Oooooh, I love it. 1) Because I still find Twitter annoying, and 2) because that dude's insane enthusiasm will never fail to make me laugh.

Also, things I've realized that I will seriously miss now that Conan is no longer in New York:

1) Abe Vigoda on a tiny bicycle.
2) Spontaneous appearances from James Lipton in a tutu.
3) 30 Rock's automated telephone system that always sends Conan to the wrong extension because it can't understand anything he says (anyone else remember that bit? I miss that so freaking much)
4) Conan randomly bothering Brian Williams
5) Jokes about New York. I just don't get the jokes about LA. IT'S ALL THE WAY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY. I don't pay attention to it (except for the celebrity news, obviously).

I'm sure there's more. The horny manatee, S&M Lincoln, Masturbating Bear... I'm still holding out hope though that he hasn't retired all the Late Night mascots. Anywho, I love having Conan back. LOVE IT. Summers and winters seem to be my prime Conan addiction times, I guess because all of my seasonal shows are on hiatus.

OH! I watched Jimmy Fallon last night since Will Ferrell was on it, and oooooh how I loved Will. Jimmy still kind of bothers me though. He always has. I don't dislike him, I just... don't love him. Like, when he was singing that song during the sketch where Will came out in the blond wig, I thought, "Oh hahahaha, I'm enjoying this," but the dude kept singing the same line for 3 minutes at this annoyingly high pitch and I seriously could not take it anymore. Luckily Will was being ridiculous enough to make me not care about Jimmy's annoyingness. The interview was good though, you could tell they enjoy each other's antics. But, yeah, I'm not digging Jimmy Fallon. But I never dug him on SNL, so that's no surprise. But I'm hoping that he ends up finding some way to be more entertaining. I know it's his first year and he's struggling to find what works and what doesn't. I guess I'll watch him every now and then, but odds are I'll start watching Craig Ferguson if I'm still in the mood for more late night after Conan.

WOW. So did not mean to make a gigantic boring post about Conan O'Brien. But there you go. At least I provided a HI-larious clip. That is probably only viewable to those in the USA...
firthgal: (andy - smile)
Just watched it. Ed was amazing. And adorable. And awesome. And wonderful. I LOVE HIM. But... Alan was actually my favorite character, not Stu. But Ed was still adorable! I love that dude. Hard. But he didn't really get to be the him that I love till towards the end, and in the first half of the film everyone is such a dick to him that I just kept getting all sadface because he was being such a sweetheart and everyone's walking all over him. I swear, he makes me feel for him so freaking much no matter what character he's playing. He's just got that innocent thing down pat. But then he started being obnoxious and hilarious and I kind of love that, so it's all good. Bradley Cooper's character? I honestly thought that I would despise him, which I did at first, but as the film went on I actually liked him.

The film had me laughing all the way through, but there was nothing that got me laughing like a lunatic, so while I enjoyed it, I didn't particularly think it was as good as everyone is saying it is. Perhaps my expectations were just too big because of all the positive reviews out there, or maybe I just need to watch it a few more times, because there is a LOT going on in this film that probably takes a few rewatches to properly appreciate. But I'm never big on films that show boobs just for the sake of showing boobs, and I have this inexplicable aversion to Heather Graham (and her boobs, apparently), so... I don't know. I still prefer stuff like Anchorman and Talladega Nights. Was never big on Old School and Wedding Crashers (or Superbad or 40 Year Old Virgin or Knocked Up). I don't know. Do I just not like comedies that have actual plots and tight writing? I guess so. Well, it's not that I don't like all those films that I listed, because I've watched them all repeatedly, I just don't like them as much as I like Anchorman and Talladega Nights.

ANYWAY, The Hangover was good fun, but not sure if it's one that I'll watch endlessly. If Ed wasn't in it, I'd probably just watch it once and that would be that. But since Ed is in it, I'll probably watch it a billion times and it will eventually grow on me and I'll probably end up ranking it up there with Anchorman, because I am wishy washy like that. But the best part of the film was definitely this song:



I was so happy that was actually in the film and not just done for the teasers (although that last clip with the tiger in the elevator isn't in the film, and I loved that clip). But anyway, I think I'm saying that The Hangover was good? Yes. It was good. A top favorite of mine? No. But still pretty awesome.

Also, I am sad that people are dissing Will Ferrell just because Land of the Lost was a total dud. I STILL LOVE YOU, WILL! YOU ARE MY MAN! You just... kind of suck at picking movie roles that you didn't write yourself. I am still traumatized by Semi-Pro. That movie was awful. If they're going to diss Will, it should be over that movie. Of course, I haven't seen Land of the Lost yet, but it can't possibly be worse than Semi-Pro. And let's not forget Bewitched. *shudder* See, I think LotL probably suffered in the same way that Bewitched did. It just wasn't the right fit for Will's comedy. The bits of Bewitched where Will was able to do his usual brand of comedy were hilarious, but so very out of place, and the bits where he had to do the scripted comedy were just kind of meh. It's probably the same with LotL. I don't even know what happened with Semi-Pro. That one was just awful all around. I'm sorry Will, but it's true. But I still love you. Just go back to SNL and stay there forever and ever, because I can't seem to enjoy SNL without you there. I know it's been 7 years, but still. I miss you on there. A lot.
firthgal: (andy - smile)
Just watched it. Ed was amazing. And adorable. And awesome. And wonderful. I LOVE HIM. But... Alan was actually my favorite character, not Stu. But Ed was still adorable! I love that dude. Hard. But he didn't really get to be the him that I love till towards the end, and in the first half of the film everyone is such a dick to him that I just kept getting all sadface because he was being such a sweetheart and everyone's walking all over him. I swear, he makes me feel for him so freaking much no matter what character he's playing. He's just got that innocent thing down pat. But then he started being obnoxious and hilarious and I kind of love that, so it's all good. Bradley Cooper's character? I honestly thought that I would despise him, which I did at first, but as the film went on I actually liked him.

The film had me laughing all the way through, but there was nothing that got me laughing like a lunatic, so while I enjoyed it, I didn't particularly think it was as good as everyone is saying it is. Perhaps my expectations were just too big because of all the positive reviews out there, or maybe I just need to watch it a few more times, because there is a LOT going on in this film that probably takes a few rewatches to properly appreciate. But I'm never big on films that show boobs just for the sake of showing boobs, and I have this inexplicable aversion to Heather Graham (and her boobs, apparently), so... I don't know. I still prefer stuff like Anchorman and Talladega Nights. Was never big on Old School and Wedding Crashers (or Superbad or 40 Year Old Virgin or Knocked Up). I don't know. Do I just not like comedies that have actual plots and tight writing? I guess so. Well, it's not that I don't like all those films that I listed, because I've watched them all repeatedly, I just don't like them as much as I like Anchorman and Talladega Nights.

ANYWAY, The Hangover was good fun, but not sure if it's one that I'll watch endlessly. If Ed wasn't in it, I'd probably just watch it once and that would be that. But since Ed is in it, I'll probably watch it a billion times and it will eventually grow on me and I'll probably end up ranking it up there with Anchorman, because I am wishy washy like that. But the best part of the film was definitely this song:



I was so happy that was actually in the film and not just done for the teasers (although that last clip with the tiger in the elevator isn't in the film, and I loved that clip). But anyway, I think I'm saying that The Hangover was good? Yes. It was good. A top favorite of mine? No. But still pretty awesome.

Also, I am sad that people are dissing Will Ferrell just because Land of the Lost was a total dud. I STILL LOVE YOU, WILL! YOU ARE MY MAN! You just... kind of suck at picking movie roles that you didn't write yourself. I am still traumatized by Semi-Pro. That movie was awful. If they're going to diss Will, it should be over that movie. Of course, I haven't seen Land of the Lost yet, but it can't possibly be worse than Semi-Pro. And let's not forget Bewitched. *shudder* See, I think LotL probably suffered in the same way that Bewitched did. It just wasn't the right fit for Will's comedy. The bits of Bewitched where Will was able to do his usual brand of comedy were hilarious, but so very out of place, and the bits where he had to do the scripted comedy were just kind of meh. It's probably the same with LotL. I don't even know what happened with Semi-Pro. That one was just awful all around. I'm sorry Will, but it's true. But I still love you. Just go back to SNL and stay there forever and ever, because I can't seem to enjoy SNL without you there. I know it's been 7 years, but still. I miss you on there. A lot.
firthgal: (will ferrell - george w)
I HAVE MISSED CONAN SO FREAKING MUCH! GAAAAAAH, THAT WAS GLORIOUS! Best of all? Will Ferrell was his very first guest. CONAN! NEVER LEAVE ME AGAIN, OKAY? MY LATE NIGHT VIEWING HAS BEEN SO EMPTY WITHOUT YOU! I... need a Conan icon, but alas, I do not have one, nor can I find any I like (not that I spent more than 5 minutes looking for one). CONAN! &hearts &hearts &hearts I so hope that the days of S&M Abraham Lincoln aren't over. I miss that dude so much.
firthgal: (will ferrell - george w)
I HAVE MISSED CONAN SO FREAKING MUCH! GAAAAAAH, THAT WAS GLORIOUS! Best of all? Will Ferrell was his very first guest. CONAN! NEVER LEAVE ME AGAIN, OKAY? MY LATE NIGHT VIEWING HAS BEEN SO EMPTY WITHOUT YOU! I... need a Conan icon, but alas, I do not have one, nor can I find any I like (not that I spent more than 5 minutes looking for one). CONAN! &hearts &hearts &hearts I so hope that the days of S&M Abraham Lincoln aren't over. I miss that dude so much.
firthgal: (will ferrell - george w)
So, this weekend, I had my nephew, therefore I was passed out in bed by 11:00pm on Saturday, therefore I missed SNL, therefore I missed my gorgeous manhunk Will Ferrell hosting the greatest SNL that has ever been performed since way back during his haydays (I know he's hosted at least once between the time he left and now, but it just wasn't that good). This one, however, was brilliant from start to finish. I haven't laughed that hard at SNL in many, many years, and it's a rare thing for me to laugh uproariously at every single sketch, but it happened. Why? Because Will Ferrell is the funniest dude in existence. Also, because he brought all of his buddies. NORM MACDONALD!!!!!! TOM HANKS!!!! AMY POEHLER!!! A BUNCH OF OTHER PEOPLE THAT I CAN'T REMEMBER! Was that the most cameos to ever appear in one episode? Probably. It was epic. That last sketch was so, so awesome. Also, I'm fairly certain Artie Lang was just there with Norm and then went up on the stage just because he was there. He looked all excited yet slightly guilty, so... I think he crashed the cameo party, and it was awesome. Celebrity Jeopardy! Oooooh, how I have missed that sketch. This may be my favorite one. I think it was the Catch the Semen joke, and then Sean asking Alex if that's what his mustache is for. Bwahahahahaha. Also, Will's monologue was so beautifully ridiculous. Basically, the episode was an hour and six minutes of constant laughter. Well... except for the bits where Green Day sang, I had to fast forward through that. But anyway, Will Ferrell is still my favoritest comedic actor ever. I don't care if all of his movies are generally the same, I LOVE HIM! But, you know, when you think about Semi-Pro versus Anchorman, people lose all validity when they say that all of Will's films are the same, because seriously, Semi-Pro was one of the worst films I've ever half sat through, while Anchorman is one of the greatest films in existence. Just saying.

And, because it's been awhile, let's have some ASH:



I would so buy his coffee. *dreamy sigh*
firthgal: (will ferrell - george w)
So, this weekend, I had my nephew, therefore I was passed out in bed by 11:00pm on Saturday, therefore I missed SNL, therefore I missed my gorgeous manhunk Will Ferrell hosting the greatest SNL that has ever been performed since way back during his haydays (I know he's hosted at least once between the time he left and now, but it just wasn't that good). This one, however, was brilliant from start to finish. I haven't laughed that hard at SNL in many, many years, and it's a rare thing for me to laugh uproariously at every single sketch, but it happened. Why? Because Will Ferrell is the funniest dude in existence. Also, because he brought all of his buddies. NORM MACDONALD!!!!!! TOM HANKS!!!! AMY POEHLER!!! A BUNCH OF OTHER PEOPLE THAT I CAN'T REMEMBER! Was that the most cameos to ever appear in one episode? Probably. It was epic. That last sketch was so, so awesome. Also, I'm fairly certain Artie Lang was just there with Norm and then went up on the stage just because he was there. He looked all excited yet slightly guilty, so... I think he crashed the cameo party, and it was awesome. Celebrity Jeopardy! Oooooh, how I have missed that sketch. This may be my favorite one. I think it was the Catch the Semen joke, and then Sean asking Alex if that's what his mustache is for. Bwahahahahaha. Also, Will's monologue was so beautifully ridiculous. Basically, the episode was an hour and six minutes of constant laughter. Well... except for the bits where Green Day sang, I had to fast forward through that. But anyway, Will Ferrell is still my favoritest comedic actor ever. I don't care if all of his movies are generally the same, I LOVE HIM! But, you know, when you think about Semi-Pro versus Anchorman, people lose all validity when they say that all of Will's films are the same, because seriously, Semi-Pro was one of the worst films I've ever half sat through, while Anchorman is one of the greatest films in existence. Just saying.

And, because it's been awhile, let's have some ASH:



I would so buy his coffee. *dreamy sigh*
firthgal: (ASH - ASH)
1) Comment to this and I will give you 3 people.
2) Post this meme with your answers.
3) Provide pictures and the names of 3 people.
4) Label which you would marry, boff, and throw off a cliff. You must choose one person for each label.


[livejournal.com profile] michellek decided to make it hard and gave me Anthony Stewart Head, Ed Helms, and Will Ferrell. Can I just turn Mormon and marry them all? Or... wait. It's the man that gets to have multiple spouses. Damn. Okay:

This may or may not shock you )

In other news, I continue working my through The Lost Slayer, and dudes, DUDES, I am so heartbroken that we never got to see vampire!Giles on the show. Even if it was just a one-off AU episode. I WANT TO SEE IT SO BADLY! *sigh* But anyway, vamp Giles is wicked badass, naturally, and of course he's playing with Buffy, watching her in action and being proud instead of angry, and even with this demon inside of him, he yearns for Buffy to be by his side. His game is totally thrown off when Buffy escapes and Spike notices, and GOD, YOU GUYS! Spike basically talks about her like she's the love of Giles' life, only he does it in subtle ways so as to not throw off the "She's like my daughter" and "He's like my father" statements of Giles and Buffy, but guys, Spike knows. Spike knows that Buffy fills Giles' heart in the same way that Drusilla filled his. It's a different kind of love, obviously, but he knows that Buffy is Giles' greatest weakness. He cares too much about her, even in his evil state. She's the only thing he gets emotional about. And he wants her to be by his side, he wants his blood to flow through her veins so that he can truly call her his own. GAH! So, even if I just look at it as father/daughter, that's a pretty epic love right there. He wants more than anything for her to be his and his alone. He's even gotten rid of Joyce for that very reason (I suspect). And, okay, I know the book was written for teenagers and therefore has to stay somewhat innocent so they can't even touch on the connotations of Giles siring Buffy and comparing that to Darla siring Angel and Angel siring Drusilla and Drusilla siring Spike, all of whom had sexual relations with their sires. The book completely fails to make that connection. And you know that without the barriers of appropriateness put on them, evil Buffy and Giles would be doing each other like rabbits. I'M SORRY, BUT IT'S TRUE! Giles would no longer prevent himself from giving in to his base thoughts about her (which we know he has considering his dream in Restless, where his thoughts go from mentor/student to flirty man/woman to father/daughter, so obviously the man is terribly confused when it comes to Buffy), and vampire Buffy probably wouldn't have any qualms about doing it with vampire Giles, or else she'd scorn him and he'd lose his cool and everything he's built up in order to take over the world will come crashing down on him because Buffy is his everything, even in death. Or Buffy would take over and push Giles out as the king. ANYWAY, Giles wants her to be his queen. They don't explicitly say that, but the implication is clear. I know the book doesn't mean it in a sexual way, but they're vampires, and Giles has waited five years for her, no other woman ever taking her place in his heart. HOW AM I NOT SUPPOSED TO READ ROMANTIC IMPLICATIONS INTO THAT? Seriously. Buffy/Giles is so messed up, man. So messed up. Especially when Giles is evil. Now I wish I could find a fic where Buffy and Giles are vampires together, sort of like Spike and Drusilla, but not Spike and Drusilla, because they'd be small potatoes compared to the destruction that Buffy and Giles could do, and I so want their confused love to be explored while they are both evil. I don't suppose Giles succeeds in turning Buffy in this book? Because that would be awesome. *sigh*
firthgal: (ASH - ASH)
1) Comment to this and I will give you 3 people.
2) Post this meme with your answers.
3) Provide pictures and the names of 3 people.
4) Label which you would marry, boff, and throw off a cliff. You must choose one person for each label.


[livejournal.com profile] michellek decided to make it hard and gave me Anthony Stewart Head, Ed Helms, and Will Ferrell. Can I just turn Mormon and marry them all? Or... wait. It's the man that gets to have multiple spouses. Damn. Okay:

This may or may not shock you )

In other news, I continue working my through The Lost Slayer, and dudes, DUDES, I am so heartbroken that we never got to see vampire!Giles on the show. Even if it was just a one-off AU episode. I WANT TO SEE IT SO BADLY! *sigh* But anyway, vamp Giles is wicked badass, naturally, and of course he's playing with Buffy, watching her in action and being proud instead of angry, and even with this demon inside of him, he yearns for Buffy to be by his side. His game is totally thrown off when Buffy escapes and Spike notices, and GOD, YOU GUYS! Spike basically talks about her like she's the love of Giles' life, only he does it in subtle ways so as to not throw off the "She's like my daughter" and "He's like my father" statements of Giles and Buffy, but guys, Spike knows. Spike knows that Buffy fills Giles' heart in the same way that Drusilla filled his. It's a different kind of love, obviously, but he knows that Buffy is Giles' greatest weakness. He cares too much about her, even in his evil state. She's the only thing he gets emotional about. And he wants her to be by his side, he wants his blood to flow through her veins so that he can truly call her his own. GAH! So, even if I just look at it as father/daughter, that's a pretty epic love right there. He wants more than anything for her to be his and his alone. He's even gotten rid of Joyce for that very reason (I suspect). And, okay, I know the book was written for teenagers and therefore has to stay somewhat innocent so they can't even touch on the connotations of Giles siring Buffy and comparing that to Darla siring Angel and Angel siring Drusilla and Drusilla siring Spike, all of whom had sexual relations with their sires. The book completely fails to make that connection. And you know that without the barriers of appropriateness put on them, evil Buffy and Giles would be doing each other like rabbits. I'M SORRY, BUT IT'S TRUE! Giles would no longer prevent himself from giving in to his base thoughts about her (which we know he has considering his dream in Restless, where his thoughts go from mentor/student to flirty man/woman to father/daughter, so obviously the man is terribly confused when it comes to Buffy), and vampire Buffy probably wouldn't have any qualms about doing it with vampire Giles, or else she'd scorn him and he'd lose his cool and everything he's built up in order to take over the world will come crashing down on him because Buffy is his everything, even in death. Or Buffy would take over and push Giles out as the king. ANYWAY, Giles wants her to be his queen. They don't explicitly say that, but the implication is clear. I know the book doesn't mean it in a sexual way, but they're vampires, and Giles has waited five years for her, no other woman ever taking her place in his heart. HOW AM I NOT SUPPOSED TO READ ROMANTIC IMPLICATIONS INTO THAT? Seriously. Buffy/Giles is so messed up, man. So messed up. Especially when Giles is evil. Now I wish I could find a fic where Buffy and Giles are vampires together, sort of like Spike and Drusilla, but not Spike and Drusilla, because they'd be small potatoes compared to the destruction that Buffy and Giles could do, and I so want their confused love to be explored while they are both evil. I don't suppose Giles succeeds in turning Buffy in this book? Because that would be awesome. *sigh*
firthgal: (will ferrell - george w)
Will Ferrell owns my soul. HE OWNS IT! Especially when he plays George W. I am in no way, shape, or form a Bush hater (nor am I a Bush lover), but man did I laugh like crazy at Will's HBO special tonight. Gah, I love that man. I mean, I know he's knocking Bush with every single word that comes out of his mouth, but he somehow still manages to make his own personal version of Bush retain a bit of dignity. Or... maybe dignity is the wrong word, but he makes him such a lovable character, despite all the ridiculous things that come out of his mouth and all the pointing out of all of Bush's faults. He just makes Bush this adorable, obnoxious, clueless, frat boy jackass, and for the special he even managed to bring a bit of personal depth to the character, which was probably more Will saying what he hopes Bush is feeling (or else he's trying to make Bush feel guilty) than how he actually personally views George W. Will is definitely as liberal as they come, so I know he most likely hates Bush's guts, but... he must be grateful to him on some level, because George W. was his most successful character on SNL and he probably wouldn't have been half as popular as he was without those sketches. He was already shining brighter than most of the cast, but he never really got noticed by a larger audience until he became George W. And instead of doing a straight-up impression he always played George W. with this lovably obnoxious persona that just about all of us read from Bush, and I loved him for it so freaking much. You have no idea how in love with Will I became during the 2000 presidential elections. I was already in love, but... love went to madly obsessed pretty damn quickly. Oooooh, Will, I love you. The best part of the HBO special? The nicknames. I love it when he improvs. Also, the dude that threw his shoes at him made me laugh so freaking hard. The special itself went on a little too long, I started zoning out after about 45 minutes, but then he went into serious mode and the show picked up again. And then of course the nicknames. &hearts

Okay, I think that's my last post for the night. I will stop spamming my f-list. Maybe.
firthgal: (will ferrell - george w)
Will Ferrell owns my soul. HE OWNS IT! Especially when he plays George W. I am in no way, shape, or form a Bush hater (nor am I a Bush lover), but man did I laugh like crazy at Will's HBO special tonight. Gah, I love that man. I mean, I know he's knocking Bush with every single word that comes out of his mouth, but he somehow still manages to make his own personal version of Bush retain a bit of dignity. Or... maybe dignity is the wrong word, but he makes him such a lovable character, despite all the ridiculous things that come out of his mouth and all the pointing out of all of Bush's faults. He just makes Bush this adorable, obnoxious, clueless, frat boy jackass, and for the special he even managed to bring a bit of personal depth to the character, which was probably more Will saying what he hopes Bush is feeling (or else he's trying to make Bush feel guilty) than how he actually personally views George W. Will is definitely as liberal as they come, so I know he most likely hates Bush's guts, but... he must be grateful to him on some level, because George W. was his most successful character on SNL and he probably wouldn't have been half as popular as he was without those sketches. He was already shining brighter than most of the cast, but he never really got noticed by a larger audience until he became George W. And instead of doing a straight-up impression he always played George W. with this lovably obnoxious persona that just about all of us read from Bush, and I loved him for it so freaking much. You have no idea how in love with Will I became during the 2000 presidential elections. I was already in love, but... love went to madly obsessed pretty damn quickly. Oooooh, Will, I love you. The best part of the HBO special? The nicknames. I love it when he improvs. Also, the dude that threw his shoes at him made me laugh so freaking hard. The special itself went on a little too long, I started zoning out after about 45 minutes, but then he went into serious mode and the show picked up again. And then of course the nicknames. &hearts

Okay, I think that's my last post for the night. I will stop spamming my f-list. Maybe.
firthgal: (Default)
Okay, I've FINALLY watched the ep, and since you all prepared me for it, I didn't cry at all. Or it's just that my hormones are back under control, therefore no waterworks. Also, I COMPLETELY APOLOGIZE FOR MY FREAKOUT OVER GILES/ANYA! OMG THEY MAKE THE CUTEST MARRIED COUPLE EVER! GILES WITH HIS VANITY! ANYA WITH HER VULNERABILITY AND HER PROPENSITY TO HIT HER MEN WITH RANDOM OBJECTS! THEIR BICKERING!!! OMG SO ADORABLE! I AM SORRY I EVER DOUBTED THE POWER OF THEIR HILARIOUSNESS! Also, the Giles/Spike moment where they tried to hug, SO BEAUTIFUL! Hee. Willow needed a wakeup call, so I completely approve of Tara leaving her. Giles, on the other hand, is just being an idiot. Hmph. I understand his reasons, but... come on, SHE SAID SHE'D TRY HARDER! SHE'D DO ANYTHING TO KEEP YOU IN HER LIFE, GILES! YOU IDIOT! In season 4 he was all depressed because she ignored him, and now he's all depressed because she depends on him too much. What the hell, man? All he's teaching her is that the people she loves most will ALWAYS leave her. Oh god, the montage at the end with Giles and his angsty face and Buffy looking emotionally dead at the bar and Tara leaving but not wanting to and Willow crying and GILES FIGHTING HIS TEARS and the song being all sadly romantic and the most lovey moments being played over the Giles/Buffy bits and then the song gets defiant and Buffy goes and plays with Spike's heart because it makes her forget about the pain that Giles is causing her AND IT'S ALL SO MESSED UP! DAMN IT, GILES! YOU IDIOT! YOU ADORABLE, SWEET, WELL-INTENTIONED IDIOT! *huff*

Before I forget, I just want to say MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!! I hope you get lots of goodies and have a stress-free day. My mom has to work tomorrow (all day, then she's on call all night) *cries* so I'm in charge of the whole shindig. I MADE CAKE! THAT'S MOTHERLY, RIGHT? And my brother will help me with the lasagna (more like I'll get stuff out for him and he'll do everything else). I can do the appetizers though. I'm good with appetizers. Because they come in a box. But I already got all the presents and wrapped them and arranged them under the tree and whatnot. I even stuffed my nephew's stocking, which, by the way, is huge and so filled that it can't even stay up on the mantle. My stocking is empty. *sniff* I'll just have to throw a candy bar in it and act like I got something special so I can annoy my nephew. Oh yes. No, no, it's Christmas, I'll refrain from annoying him. Maybe.

Anywho, I saw this meme yesterday, and it was just shouting my name. Really, it was:

[1] - List your top 10 celebrity crushes.
[2] - Put all of them IN ORDER of your lust for them. (10 to 1, 1 being your number one fixation)
[3] - Say which movie/show/thing it was that hooked you.
[4] - Supply photos for said people.


As you probably know by now (especially those of you who have been with me since my Ed Helms obsession), I go through very intense obsessions just about every 6 months. I am basically a slut when it comes to imaginary boyfriends.

I can only choose 10? )

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