HELP!

Nov. 29th, 2012 05:48 pm
firthgal: (comm - pierce)
Guys, I am so, so confused. When did Liz Lemon and Criss get engaged? What is all this stuff about the Liz Lemon wedding? WHAT DID I MISS? I'm pretty sure I've seen all the eps this season, and Criss was barely in them. So... when did this happen? Why is 30 Rock throwing a big wedding episode at us out of nowhere??? Whatever happened to Jenna and Paul's wedding? Why am I so out of the loop when I haven't even missed any episodes? Unless there was one on Thanksgiving. I had to work on Thanksgiving night. IDK, IDK.
firthgal: (giles - perplexed vestiness)
You win, Community. I finally have feelings for Troy/Britta. I still don't actively ship them, but, you know, they gave me the warm fuzzies tonight and I can now totally see the plausibility of the ship, and this is the first time where I've felt like Troy has a crush on Britta for more than shallow reasons, and this was also the first time where I've felt like Britta can reciprocate his feelings in the future. After a few bumbling attempts here and there throughout the last two seasons, it finally feels right. So, if they insist on going in that direction, I feel like this ep finally set up a foundation for them, as long as it's a slow burn that stays fairly subtle (of course, that's what I said about Jeff/Annie way back when, and look what the show has done with them). As for the Jeff/Annie... yeah, it made me giddy. Not as giddy as last week, but those looks were so super adorable. I originally thought the ep was using the Jeff/Annie relationship as a parallel to Blade/Britta in that Jeff is the guy that Annie just can't shake no matter how much she knows that he's bad for her, but then that ending happened and it pointed out that Annie's feelings for Jeff are based on his sweet moments, the moments when he does or says the right thing, and that he's not actually all that bad for her (he is when he pushes her away/is emotionally distant, but that's when Annie stops putting up with him, as opposed to Britta/Blade where Britta was only into Blade when he was treating her badly). Jeff/Annie actually ended up being a parallel to Troy/Britta in the end, where Annie is what would make Jeff happy if he'd just learn to love himself (just as Troy could make Britta happy if she'd just learn to love herself). And Pierce/Chang, OMG, MY HEART! MY POOR, POOR HEART. Their friendship was brief, but so epically adorable that it totally broke me. POOR PIERCE.

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

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

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



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

I am also still enjoying Rooftop Prince, but I find that I have to fast forward through everything that doesn't contain the female lead or the Joseon 4. Ridiculously boring second leads that are completely irredeemable along with the boring office scenes really bring the show down. But the Joseon 4 are super adorable and hilarious and I love them like crazy.

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Mar. 23rd, 2012 01:40 pm
firthgal: (giles - perplexed vestiness)
Was it just me, or was Community super weird last night? I missed the first few minutes because I was just getting home from work, and my parents were watching it because basketball was on on CBS, and they were just completely lost. Like, they didn't get a single joke. They haven't watched the show since season 1 (because Big Bang Theory got moved to Thursdays), and the show was just so completely different to them, and it made me realize why Community is a hard show to pick up if you just randomly watch an episode since there are so many jokes that build on past episodes or inside jokes within the fandom, especially in this episode (Brown Jamie Lee Curtis, Britta resembling Michael Jackson, the Dean having a mad crush on Jeff, the Dreamatorium, etc). It was just a really confusing episode for someone who hasn't been religiously following the show, so I think it was smart on the part of NBC to switch the episode order (even though the references to their long break ended up not making sense in this ep). Anyway, I am definitely not a fan of all these cutaway CGI gags. It throws me off, makes the show more cartoonish, and one thing that I've always loved about Community was that no matter how weird a concept was, the show was always somehow grounded in reality. There was some kind of logical explanation for everything. They even had an explanation for making the entire Greendale population into zombies. So, these cutaway gags are just disorienting. The story itself was super dark, and I guess I just don't enjoy this show very much when it goes dark, though I do enjoy the character development that comes from it, so... I appreciate the dark eps, I guess. But, yeah, they are not my favorite, especially when it leaves Troy and Abed in a bad, angsty place (but again, I am enjoying the character development that will come from this). I guess I have mixed feelings on this ep. I wouldn't call it a bad ep, just... a weird one. Stylistically jarring and kind of a downer. Perhaps I'll enjoy it more upon rewatch.

Both eps of 30 Rock were pretty flawless. It is crazy how pleased with this season I am. I think I am finally over Jack/Liz. Maybe? I mean, I would still jump for joy if they ever made out, but... I don't think that's going to happen, and I've finally gotten to a place where I'm perfectly fine with that, especially since Liz is so happy with Criss (and Criss is super easy on the eyes). I did get all giddy over Liz being turned on by Jack's tie, though...

Also, I watched the leaked first ep of The Legend of Korra, and I have to say, I really enjoyed it. It's not as nuanced or engrossing as The Last Airbender as of yet, but I think it has great potential. I think I liked The Last Airbender world better, but that's mostly because I enjoy stories based around that time period more than I do the more modernized ones, but Korra's world is basically 1920s China, so it'll be interesting to see what they do with that. Especially since that was a time of revolution and corruption and gangsters ruling the cities. I was sad that Katara seems to be the only one still alive from Aang's era. I especially felt a pang in my heart when she mentioned that her brother was gone. *sniff* And I'm highly interested in Toph's daughter's story. She seems gruff at first, but then we kind of see Toph's influence shining through at the end of her scene. WHO IS HER FATHER? PLEASE TELL ME IT'S SOKKA. If it is Sokka, then all of my Avatar shipping dreams will have come true. (seriously, I did not understand fandom. From my perspective, the ship wars should have been between Aang/Toph and Sokka/Toph, because that was where the good stuff was) Anyway, I enjoyed the show, and I look forward to more. I just hate waiting for new eps. I got to watch The Last Airbender all at once.

As for k-dramas, Dream High 2 ended, and I was sad. I don't know why I loved that crummy show so much. Seriously, there was little to no logical character development, they spent far too much screentime on very unimpressive dance performances, and just about all of the songs were awful. The lead characters weren't even all that likable. WHY DID I LOVE IT SO MUCH? I don't know. For some reason I was a complete sucker for Hye Sung and JB. Don't ask me why. And even though Rian did a complete turnaround, I still couldn't find the strength to care about her, and she mostly just made me wrinkle my nose. Yoo Jin's story with his mother was fantastic and that was basically the only thing that really moved me emotionally. I pretty much bawled during his song to her. I freaking loved the Si Woo/Nana/Hong Joo love triangle, and I love that it was still going strong eight years later and that they are basically a reluctant threesome forever because Nana will never stop stringing them along (though part of me believes that in the future she falls hard for another man and leaves the two boys heartbroken, and they just give in to their bromance and live happily ever after with each other). It was lame that the ending gave us no real closure on the relationship front (besides the rebel couple, as Hye Sung called them), but then again, neither did the first Dream High, so I kind of expected that. It's interesting how both Dream Highs seemed to say that it's not very likely that you'll end up with your epic first (or second) love from high school. Not a lot of teen dramas (Korean or otherwise) will admit to that.

As for the new dramas, the only one I've watched is King 2Hearts, and it is freaking amazing. So, so good. Not only are the characters well written and perfectly cast, but the plot is interesting and the drama revolves between being a rom-com and an action thriller, and it's just... SO GOOD. What really gets me though is that the villain is so deliciously evil. For once we get an unapologetically evil villain who doesn't really have a justifiable reason for doing what he does. He just... likes hurting people. We still don't really have his backstory, so I suppose that could change, but I doubt it. They've already made him so maniacal that I can't see the show trying to justify his actions even a little bit. I mean, he's torturing a dude just because the dude's son ruined his magic trick. That look he gave the little kid was really chilling, because you know he actually wanted to kill the kid, but I guess he was satisfied with the next best thing. Anyway, I'm happy that the show has a fascinating villain, because it's amazing how much a great villain can elevate a story. The romance is developing pretty well so far, and I adore the second lead (Kim Byung Gun from What's Up!!!). I have a feeling that this drama may become my new obsession. Haven't watched Rooftop Prince yet, though, and you know I love my cracky rom-coms, so, we'll see which one wins.
firthgal: (andy - smile)
I haven't done one of these in awhile, so I'm probably rusty, but I just have to say:

1. Thank god the Florida storyline on The Office is over. It's not that I didn't enjoy the storyline itself so much as I didn't enjoy the office being separated and there being such a ginormous focus on the characters in Florida. And, well, the story was fun in the beginning, but then it just kept going on and on and on and I just wanted them to go back to Scranton. So, yay, it's over! Sort of. Now it looks like they'll drag it out more with Andy/Erin, to which I say BLECH! BLECH BLECH BLECH!!!! Damn it, show, when will you learn that nobody is rooting for Erin/Andy? Well, I shouldn't say nobody, but the vast majority of the audience just does not care about their super awkward, chemistry-less romance. JUST STOP. What the show thinks is cute is just plain nauseating. I love Andy with all my heart, and I am quite fond of Erin, but when you put them together it is just too much obliviousness and goofballiness to handle. Blech. You would think that after three years of the show pushing the ship that they would grow on me, but it's just not happening. STOP IT, SHOW. There is far more chemistry between Erin and the old lady than there is between Erin and Andy.

2. 30 Rock. Jack and his teenage girl nemesis. WHY MUST THEIR BEAUTIFUL CHEMISTRY MAKE ME FEEL DIRTY? Seriously, dudes. It's messed up. They just jive with each other so magnificently that I wish the girl was in her 20s instead of her teens so that their tension could be explored upon. It's just... I love that his nemesis and business equal is a 14 (15?) year old girl that looks completely harmless but totally gets inside his head every time. The actress plays that character so perfectly that I kind of wish she was a series regular (or at least a semi-regular). But then that would just give me more scenes that make me feel dirty for misconstruing their tension. Also, I loved Tracy's Oscar the Grouch line (particularly the bit about Gordon. Only this show would be so detailed with a throwaway joke like that)

3. Parks was its usual stellar self. *shoulder shrug*

Now let's all enjoy this super awesome k-pop video, because I am currently in love with it:

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: (Andy - OMG)
Just finished watching the NBC Thursday comedies. Parks and Rec was super hilarious and amazing and OMG LESLIE/RON LESLIE/RON LESLIE/RON!!!! THEY ARE STILL PERFECTION TOGETHER. Seriously, guys, seriously, they always know how to help each other. And I freaking loved the contrast between Ben trying to help her and Ron succeeding in helping her. Ben told her the exact opposite of what she needed, while Ron knew exactly what she needed to get things done. He knows her, and he cares about her, and it's so beautifully subtle and wonderful and adorable and it creates these genuinely touching moments, and just... THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE THEM. Platonic or otherwise, they are the best. THE BEST. And nothing will ever convince me that they weren't made for each other. They just... they are one of those relationships that elevate each other's finer points, and they are opposites but sort of the same, and just, I love them. I LOVE THEM KIND OF A LOT. Oh, season 3, Leslie/Ron is what you've been missing, and that's probably why I haven't enjoyed you a whole lot this year. But the camping ep was perfect in every way. Also, ROB LOWE. PLEASE KEEP YOUR DREAMY FACE ON MY TELEVISION FOREVER, OKAY? OMG, I love him. I know that his character isn't all that popular, but I find him quite delightful. Especially his hilariously enthusiastic overuse of the word "literally." But poor Ann. Poor, poor Ann. I was enjoying her being kind of a doof for awhile, but now I miss her being confident and put together. I don't know, I just hate the mind game that Chris is [unintentionally] playing with her. She needs to move on. Fast. But I understand why she can't, because OMG, ROB LOWE, SO DREAMY. [side note: I totally approve of the fact that Rob Lowe was Mitchell Pritchett's first crush ♥]

The Office was also delightful, mostly because I've been missing these people and was super happy to visit with them again. DWIGHT. OMG, Dwight. He was such a badass trader (especially with Kelly. I think I will always find the Dwight/Kelly dynamic intriguingly hot and wish the show would go there), but of course, OF COURSE he had to be taken down by Jim's lame trick. Why why WHY does Dwight always fall for Jim's antics? Is Jim really that great of a salesman? Man, it bugs me, but at the same time, I kind of love how Dwight just can't resist, even though he knows better. He knows that it's just a sham, but Jim has this weird hold over Dwight and it's kind of adorable but messed up and GOD, DWIGHT, WHY DID YOU FALL FOR THAT? I love how you could tell in his talking head that he was a little bit ashamed of himself. ANDY/DARRYL/KEVIN! I loved the twist at the end of that Dallas board game plot. It was quite worthy of Dallas, I must say. Also, the ending. Their faces! Oh, my heart broke right there, because that was basically my initial reaction when I had heard that Steve Carell was leaving. But anyway, I loved how everyone looked sad/shocked/scared there. Just, for 7 years these people have been complaining about him and dreaming of an office without him and how much better their lives would be, but here they are, faced with actual news of him leaving forever, and they DON'T WANT IT. They thought he'd be there forever and they know that no other boss will love them and care about them as much as he does, and he really is like the father of their crazy family sometimes, and they don't know what they're going to do without him. Even Darryl looked sad. Darryl. And Stanley! Oh, my heart. *sniff*

Community was weird, but I enjoyed it, I think. Particularly the ending sequence with the pretty music and everyone enjoying the party.

30 Rock was hilarious, as usual. Loved the moment where Jack told her he broke the vending machine because he knew it would get her to his office quicker and she started pounding on his chest and saying, "I trusted you, Jack!" Heeeeee! I can't wait to see that put to good use in fanvids. I also loved that Devon Banks figured out that his gaybies were more important to him than his job, and this made Jack realize how much he's missing with his own baby.
firthgal: (Andy - OMG)
FUNNIEST EP OF COMMUNITY EVER, Y/Y? OMG, I loved it. Call me lame all you want, Community, but I love the mockumentary style more than any other when it comes to sitcoms. I think that is mostly because The Office has defined my taste in comedy throughout my entire adulthood. Before The Office came along, I was pretty much just into dramedies. I think the last sitcom I had watched religiously before The Office was Newsradio (or maybe The Nanny?), so, yeah, there were quite a few years in between there that were sitcom-less for me. Anyway, I freaking loved getting to see these characters through that mockumentary style. We got to be inside their heads more than ever before, and the style allowed every single character to have their moments. Just... I loved it. It was awesome. I wouldn't want the show to do that every week, but, you know, it was nice for a change. Anyway, I loved everything about this ep, but most especially Troy. Every time the camera was on him I could not stop laughing at the top of my lungs. The dude worked it tonight and he barely said a word. I LOVE HIM. HE IS SO ADORABLE. Pierce was super awesome, and I so very much loved the Britta/Pierce scene, and the Pierce/Annie-ness of this ep was so adorably sweet (and kind of heartbreaking in that Annie is so oblivious). Loved Jeff and Britta being each other's fathers. Loved Jeff and Annie sitting close together (shut up, allow me my brief moment of shippery delusion). Loved Shirley's talking head. Loved loved LOVED the Jeff/Pierce confrontation that was very reminiscent of something we would see on The Office. And, just, brilliant episode all around. LOVED IT.

Do you know what else I loved? THREAT LEVEL MIDNIGHT, OMG. That was more epic than I had imagined it would be. Oh, Michael Scarn, you crazy mofo. GOLDFACE. RANDOM MURDER SCENE. GO PUCK YOURSELF. CLEANUP ON AISLE FIVE TIME. RANDOM DANCE SCENE. ANDYYYYYY! OMG, I loved it. I loved it all.

30 Rock was also hilarious, but not all that memorable. Same with Parks and Rec. I think I was just too blown away by The Office tonight to really remember anything else (I missed Community since I was at work, so, I actually just watched that one a few minutes ago, hence my better memory of that one).
firthgal: (comm - chang yun-fat)
1. Loved Community! TROY AND ABED! ♥ CHAAAAAAAAANG! OMG, Chang, I love that dude. And I am still getting all giddy over any and all Chang/Duncan interaction. I have no idea why I ship them, but I just can't help myself from seeing the subtext. I JUST CAN'T. They're both so lonely and pathetic and they have this crazy tension between them where they hate each other but also understand each other more than anyone else does. Jeff's text at the end! So sweet. I did not dig the Pierce scenes in this ep. I found the bits with Andy Dick to be kind of tacky, in all honesty. Other than that, this ep was pretty much perfection.

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

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

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

5. 30 Rock. LOVED. 30 Rock is totally being the MVP of the Thursday night lineup this year. Absolutely hilarious ep, and never have I loved Carol more. Why wasn't he like this sooner? Why can't he stay? Why am I so in love with Matt Damon lately? I just don't know (well, actually, I do. It's because he won my heart in True Grit). And am I crazy, or was that John Cho being a Canadian meth dealer? Anyway, awesome ep, and once again the show unintentionally ships the crap out of Jack/Liz.
firthgal: (dream high)
So, yesterday I was not feeling so swell, so I called into work yet again, and... well, I made this silly vid that NO ONE WILL EVER WATCH, because... that's what I do when I'm not feeling so swell? I don't know, I don't know, but here you go:



My first vid in ages and I do it to Dream High. BUT I COULDN'T HELP MYSELF. I am so, so in love with Jason/Pil Suk that it's sad. I have been watching their scenes obsessively and swooning like crazy. And the latest ep just sent them into angsty territory, and OMG I LOVE THEM. LOVE LOVE LOVE. I was fearing that the show would just throw them together after Pil Suk's transformation, but I freaking LOVE the fact that during the process of losing all that weight and working so hard to achieve a goal, she realized that doing it for Jason was crazy and just ended up doing it for herself (which was what Jason wanted, but obviously she doesn't know that yet). And I love that Jason just wanted her to lose weight so that she could debut, and not for any other reasons. He already liked her, already cared about her and worried about her, and while he was gone he kind of realized that he did like her. But, of course, after her transformation he is now fully aware that he's attracted to her, but oh do I love Pil Suk for realizing she's outgrown him. And, really, she still likes him, but she wants him to want things. She wants him to be motivated to work for something, and she's sacrificing in order to do that. And, I just love how they both kind of get each other to do the things that they need to do without really letting the other one know about it. Oh, oh, and best part? Even though Pil Suk has told him that she doesn't feel as strongly for him as she did before, and even though he is angry at her for pointing out that he has no direction in life, she still left a lollipop on his locker like always, and he still took it. HOW ARE THEY SO ADORABLE EVEN WHEN THEY'RE FIGHTING? I just don't know. But I love them, and I can't wait to see where the show goes with them. I know that they only get a few minutes devoted to them in each ep, but somehow it's become the most intriguing and well done romance on the show. I &HEARTS THEM KIND OF A LOT.

I was not too fond of my Thursday night shows this week:

Community was great in parts and mediocre in others, but overall the ep wasn't to my taste. I loved the music though. And Annie's pantomimed sex scene with Abed. And Britta's righteousness. But I spent a lot of the beginning trying really hard to follow what they were saying and a lot of it went over my head. Once they started playing though it got pretty funny. Just... well, it's hard to be interesting when the entire plot is all talking and they don't actually get to show us any of this stuff that they're talking about, but I thought the show did a fairly good job in doing what it was trying to do. But, yeah, the ep just wasn't for me. I don't know. I think I still harbor bad feelings towards AD&D because of my oldest brother (not only did he try to force me and my other brother into playing, but there were many weekends where he and his AD&D buddies would take over the basement for HOURS at a time and me and my other brother weren't allowed to go down there, and that's where all of our toys were! *huff*) I think this is one that will be hilarious upon repeated viewing because I think I just missed a lot of the jokes the first time around. Also, I love Pierce and I hate that he's been such a douchetastic villain in the past few eps, and his character is just getting more and more depressing. I mean, I sort of do love that aspect of him, but I think I preferred him being the douchetastic, oblivious old fool as opposed to the crazy, intentionally hurtful villain that he's become. But, I guess it's necessary to show that Pierce isn't always as harmless as the characters (and sometimes the audience) like to think he is. It was perfectly understandable for this ep though to emphasize his evilness, since the sci-fi fantasy parody required a villain. Basically, I thought it was a great ep for what it was trying to do, but it's not one of my favorites.

The Office was kind of blah. The show emphasized all the reasons why Michael/Holly has never appealed to me. They are carbon copies of each other, and I hate that the show just translates that into being true love (it tried to do that with Andy/Erin, it accomplished it with Jim/Pam, and now they're just being ridiculous with Michael/Holly). But, I can't even find the strength to care anymore, really. Michael is narcissistic, so it makes perfect sense that he's in mad love with Holly. What doesn't make sense is that she just randomly appeared in his life and is exactly like him in every way. But, whatever. Michael needs his happy ending, I guess. Also, I still love Erin for disapproving of Michael/Holly. At least someone is there to voice my complaints! It somehow makes Michael/Holly easier to accept.

Parks and Rec was an even bigger blah for me this week. Nothing much happened, and nothing much made me laugh. This was the first disappointing ep of that show for me in a long time.

30 Rock was probably my favorite show of the night. Made me laugh quite a bit, and I enjoyed the commentary on the Jack/Liz friendship (like Liz pointing out that she does way more for him than he does for her lately, and Jack making it clear that he chose her as a friend and not the other way around. For some reason those bits pleased me). Also, I thought Liz posing for the pics was hilarious and not about her being gross. She did it for Jack! It was all for Jack. ♥ I love that this show has completely rejuvenated itself this season. I don't quite know what changed, but they're doing something right. Probably because they're actually letting Jack and Liz be friends this year. I don't know what the heck was going on last season.

Vampire Diaries! Nothing super shocking happened, but I still really enjoyed the episode. Caroline! ♥ Oh, my heart. I am sorry, Tyler, but I don't think that I can ever forgive you, even though I understood where you were coming from. But it was Caroline, you douchehead! The Stefan/Caroline scenes were beyond awesome. I freaking love those two and wish they could get more scenes together, but their chemistry is kind of wonderful and unintentionally hot and I don't think the show has any intention of ever going there, so I guess they don't want to lead the audience astray. BUT THEY ARE SO WONDERFUL TOGETHER. As for Damon... *sigh* Sometimes I wonder why I adore him so much. He is such a bastard! But, I can't seem to resist complex villains (or... anti-heroes, I guess would be the more accurate term. But sometimes Damon is a villain, so it's hard to tell. But I guess since he's not a villain in relation to the heroes of the story, he doesn't count as a villain).
firthgal: (vampire diaries - damon)
Community - Blah. It was kind of boring, to be honest. You know what's weird? Annie and Pierce are my favorite characters, and this ep was centered around them both, and yet I just didn't enjoy it very much. It had its moments, but for the most part I kept zoning out. The highlights for me were the Chang scenes and Jeff trying to correct his sexting snafu (and his non-conversation with Abed. That Abed, he's so judgmental!).

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

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

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

VAMPIRE DIARIES, HOLY CRAP.

HOLY CRAP!

Spoilers )

Also, with all the werewolf/vampire forbidden love vibes going on in this ep, I can't help but be reminded of the Filipino soap opera Imortal. AHAHAHA, I AM SO LAME, AS IS THAT SHOW, but it's what I keep thinking about whenever Vampire Diaries eludes to the oncoming battle between the vampires and the werewolves.
firthgal: (comm - annie jeff 3)
I hate that I am ALWAYS scheduled to work on Thursday nights. Like, they'll give me a half day and make it at night, and I am convinced that it is just the world's way of torturing me. Because tomorrow? Tomorrow I get off at 6:00pm. WHY COULDN'T THAT BE TODAY'S SCHEDULE? AUGH. At least I got home in time to see The Office, 30 Rock, and Parks & Rec. Next week I won't make it home in time for any of those. *cries*

Anyway, my reactions (which I will try to keep short, because I should be in bed right now):

1. Community - I was really enjoying it until that last scene. Blah. But, upon rewatch, I actually found the episode to be pretty amazing. ESPECIALLY THE BATHROOM SCENE. DID YOU SEE HIS FACE? DID YOU SEE IT? Also, Shirley and Andre are so, so beautiful together and Andre made me tear up and please tell me that they will last this time! Because seriously, that last shot of Andre smiling at Shirley. ♥ Also, this happened:

VINDICATION AT LAST )

2. The Office was super hilarious. And I've fallen even more in love with Michael/Erin, if that's possible.

Spoilers )

3. Parks & Rec! IT'S BACK! FINALLY! OMG, how I have missed this show. And it came back to us with an absolutely flawless episode. Andy/April!!!!!! RON! And, okay, I know I've said this before, but good lord is Rob Lowe dreamy. So, so dreamy. SO dreamy. I know that the show added him to its roster mostly for shallow reasons, BUT I DON'T CARE. HE'S BEAUTIFUL AND HE MAKES ME HAPPY. Technically, I thought this show was fine without having any eye candy, but I have to admit, the eye candy does make it just a touch more enjoyable. I still am not too fond of Ben, though. I think I am rejecting him because the show is making him such a blatant love interest for Leslie that I'm just like, "Blech." Which is weird, because I was never like that with Dave (I adored Dave so very much).

4. 30 Rock - LOVE! LOVE LOVE LOVE! I really enjoyed this ep. Everyone was utterly hilarious, and the Jack/Liz UST vibes were back in full force. It was wonderful.
firthgal: (comm - annie jeff 3)
I hate that I am ALWAYS scheduled to work on Thursday nights. Like, they'll give me a half day and make it at night, and I am convinced that it is just the world's way of torturing me. Because tomorrow? Tomorrow I get off at 6:00pm. WHY COULDN'T THAT BE TODAY'S SCHEDULE? AUGH. At least I got home in time to see The Office, 30 Rock, and Parks & Rec. Next week I won't make it home in time for any of those. *cries*

Anyway, my reactions (which I will try to keep short, because I should be in bed right now):

1. Community - I was really enjoying it until that last scene. Blah. But, upon rewatch, I actually found the episode to be pretty amazing. ESPECIALLY THE BATHROOM SCENE. DID YOU SEE HIS FACE? DID YOU SEE IT? Also, Shirley and Andre are so, so beautiful together and Andre made me tear up and please tell me that they will last this time! Because seriously, that last shot of Andre smiling at Shirley. ♥ Also, this happened:

VINDICATION AT LAST )

2. The Office was super hilarious. And I've fallen even more in love with Michael/Erin, if that's possible.

Spoilers )

3. Parks & Rec! IT'S BACK! FINALLY! OMG, how I have missed this show. And it came back to us with an absolutely flawless episode. Andy/April!!!!!! RON! And, okay, I know I've said this before, but good lord is Rob Lowe dreamy. So, so dreamy. SO dreamy. I know that the show added him to its roster mostly for shallow reasons, BUT I DON'T CARE. HE'S BEAUTIFUL AND HE MAKES ME HAPPY. Technically, I thought this show was fine without having any eye candy, but I have to admit, the eye candy does make it just a touch more enjoyable. I still am not too fond of Ben, though. I think I am rejecting him because the show is making him such a blatant love interest for Leslie that I'm just like, "Blech." Which is weird, because I was never like that with Dave (I adored Dave so very much).

4. 30 Rock - LOVE! LOVE LOVE LOVE! I really enjoyed this ep. Everyone was utterly hilarious, and the Jack/Liz UST vibes were back in full force. It was wonderful.
firthgal: (comm - annie)
Community was so, so spectacular tonight. I'll admit that I had no idea what to expect from this episode quality-wise since it was beyond ambitious with its format, but OMG I loved it so freaking much. It shockingly had more character development than any other ep this season, it was delightfully hilarious all the way through, it lived up to its hype, and it did a magnificent job at emulating classic Christmas specials, to the point where it legitimately felt like it was one, but at the same time, it fit so magnificently well within the Community universe. A claymation episode. I don't know how the show manages to make these crazy ideas so plausible, but it's always been something that the show has done flawlessly. But anyway, this episode? Beautiful, delightful, heartfelt, hilarious, brilliant, everything I want in a Community episode. It even made me cry a little. Oh, Abed. *sniff*

30 Rock made me laugh quite a lot, so I enjoyed that one.

The Office! Oh, The Office. So, so, so very good. And honestly, after the atrocity that was Moroccan Christmas, I think this ep was owed to us all (yeah, I still can't get over how much that ep sucked. I can't even remember season 6's Christmas ep. In fact, most of season 6 is a blur). Anyway, I loved loved LOVED that the tables were completely turned on Jim in this ep. I'm sorry, but the boy deserved it after so many years of tormenting Dwight. Granted, Jim was never as extreme as Dwight, but if you mess with someone that takes everything in life as seriously as Dwight does, you have to expect to get it back tenfold in the future. And I will always love eps that actually make me sympathize with Jim, because I spent so many years resenting that dude with a passion that it's nice when the show makes me love him. And OMG his face when he saw Pam's gift! HIS FACE! Doooooh, I love those two cheeseballs. ♥ I even enjoyed Michael/Holly tonight. Apparently I only dig them when it's totally tragic for Michael. Also, I so adored how not impressed Erin was with Holly. NOBODY IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR HER MICHAEL. Oh, gosh, I love Michael and Erin's relationship so freaking much. I may have mentioned that in the past about a billion times, but seriously, they're so adorable, and I love how protective of him she was in this ep. SHE ADORES HIM SO MUCH. Even back when Michael was a total dick to her just because she wasn't Pam she worshiped the heck out of him. I'm pretty sure that's what endeared her to me in the first place and it will always be what I love most about her.

In K-drama news, I've been watching Secret Garden, and it's pretty much the most hilarious K-drama ever. The bit where the two male leads (who are cousins) accidentally kissed ROCKED MY WORLD. OMG, I LOVE IT SO, SO MUCH. And the second male lead is the dude from Take Care of the Young Lady! He's awesome. So, yeah, I'm loving it muchly.
firthgal: (comm - annie)
Community was so, so spectacular tonight. I'll admit that I had no idea what to expect from this episode quality-wise since it was beyond ambitious with its format, but OMG I loved it so freaking much. It shockingly had more character development than any other ep this season, it was delightfully hilarious all the way through, it lived up to its hype, and it did a magnificent job at emulating classic Christmas specials, to the point where it legitimately felt like it was one, but at the same time, it fit so magnificently well within the Community universe. A claymation episode. I don't know how the show manages to make these crazy ideas so plausible, but it's always been something that the show has done flawlessly. But anyway, this episode? Beautiful, delightful, heartfelt, hilarious, brilliant, everything I want in a Community episode. It even made me cry a little. Oh, Abed. *sniff*

30 Rock made me laugh quite a lot, so I enjoyed that one.

The Office! Oh, The Office. So, so, so very good. And honestly, after the atrocity that was Moroccan Christmas, I think this ep was owed to us all (yeah, I still can't get over how much that ep sucked. I can't even remember season 6's Christmas ep. In fact, most of season 6 is a blur). Anyway, I loved loved LOVED that the tables were completely turned on Jim in this ep. I'm sorry, but the boy deserved it after so many years of tormenting Dwight. Granted, Jim was never as extreme as Dwight, but if you mess with someone that takes everything in life as seriously as Dwight does, you have to expect to get it back tenfold in the future. And I will always love eps that actually make me sympathize with Jim, because I spent so many years resenting that dude with a passion that it's nice when the show makes me love him. And OMG his face when he saw Pam's gift! HIS FACE! Doooooh, I love those two cheeseballs. ♥ I even enjoyed Michael/Holly tonight. Apparently I only dig them when it's totally tragic for Michael. Also, I so adored how not impressed Erin was with Holly. NOBODY IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR HER MICHAEL. Oh, gosh, I love Michael and Erin's relationship so freaking much. I may have mentioned that in the past about a billion times, but seriously, they're so adorable, and I love how protective of him she was in this ep. SHE ADORES HIM SO MUCH. Even back when Michael was a total dick to her just because she wasn't Pam she worshiped the heck out of him. I'm pretty sure that's what endeared her to me in the first place and it will always be what I love most about her.

In K-drama news, I've been watching Secret Garden, and it's pretty much the most hilarious K-drama ever. The bit where the two male leads (who are cousins) accidentally kissed ROCKED MY WORLD. OMG, I LOVE IT SO, SO MUCH. And the second male lead is the dude from Take Care of the Young Lady! He's awesome. So, yeah, I'm loving it muchly.
firthgal: (comm - annie jeff 2)
COMMUNITY WAS AMAZING. SO, SO WONDERFUL.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! )

30 Rock - HILARIOUS. I loved how much Jack loved those jeans. I loved how in the end it was the shorteralls that affected him the most. ♥

The Office just melted my heart. OMG, MICHAEL AND ERIN, THEY ARE THE CUTEST. And now I see why I've always shipped them (pseudo-incest ships are the best). I'm sorry, but I still think that they were made for each other. But now that Gabe exists, I guess I am cool with Gabe being her manlover and Michael being her father figure. I so love that she just wanted to mashup her two favorite guys. GAYMIKE. And... poor Andy is off eating seahorses and puking his brains out. Let's hope that he's FINALLY realized that Erin is so very much over him. PLEASE. Because Erin/Gabe is so super adorable in that completely non-annoying way and I don't want it to end. Also, I love how the show completely nailed Glee fans. Kelly was basically my entire f-list during her talking head (well, she was me, too. I mean, does anyone watch Glee and not complain about it? I love the dang show but if you read my thoughts on it you'd think I wanted to become a Scranton Strangler copycat).

Okay, I am dead tired and feel like going to bed right now. BUT I DON'T WANT TO MISS CONAN. But I think I'll have to. I was fighting so hard last night to stay awake to see him. I don't think I'll make it tonight.

Also, I fear that I am catching a cold. My parents have been sick for weeks and I managed to avoid catching their germs, but put me to work at Walmart for two days and I instantly get sick. WHAT IS THIS INJUSTICE? I was so proud of my immune system for managing to battle not only my parents' cold, but also my niece's, nephew's, and brother's colds. I guess I can fight my family's germs but not the germs of strangers. *sigh*
firthgal: (comm - annie jeff 2)
COMMUNITY WAS AMAZING. SO, SO WONDERFUL.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! )

30 Rock - HILARIOUS. I loved how much Jack loved those jeans. I loved how in the end it was the shorteralls that affected him the most. ♥

The Office just melted my heart. OMG, MICHAEL AND ERIN, THEY ARE THE CUTEST. And now I see why I've always shipped them (pseudo-incest ships are the best). I'm sorry, but I still think that they were made for each other. But now that Gabe exists, I guess I am cool with Gabe being her manlover and Michael being her father figure. I so love that she just wanted to mashup her two favorite guys. GAYMIKE. And... poor Andy is off eating seahorses and puking his brains out. Let's hope that he's FINALLY realized that Erin is so very much over him. PLEASE. Because Erin/Gabe is so super adorable in that completely non-annoying way and I don't want it to end. Also, I love how the show completely nailed Glee fans. Kelly was basically my entire f-list during her talking head (well, she was me, too. I mean, does anyone watch Glee and not complain about it? I love the dang show but if you read my thoughts on it you'd think I wanted to become a Scranton Strangler copycat).

Okay, I am dead tired and feel like going to bed right now. BUT I DON'T WANT TO MISS CONAN. But I think I'll have to. I was fighting so hard last night to stay awake to see him. I don't think I'll make it tonight.

Also, I fear that I am catching a cold. My parents have been sick for weeks and I managed to avoid catching their germs, but put me to work at Walmart for two days and I instantly get sick. WHAT IS THIS INJUSTICE? I was so proud of my immune system for managing to battle not only my parents' cold, but also my niece's, nephew's, and brother's colds. I guess I can fight my family's germs but not the germs of strangers. *sigh*
firthgal: (vampire diaries - damon elena)
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!! OMG!

OMG!

*is now a puddle of giddy fangirly goo*

OMG, YOU GUYS, DAMON'S FACE! I LOVE HIS FACE SO MUCH. I find it interesting that an ep or two ago I didn't shed a tear at all when Stefan and Elena broke up [for real] despite both Stefan and Elena crying their eyes out to an annoying degree, but tonight? While watching Damon's face? Gaaaaah, all the boy has to do is shed one single tear and I am a goner. He is so subtly vulnerable that he just gets me every time. I think what really pulls me in about this character is that he knows he does horrible things and he doesn't ask for people's forgiveness. He doesn't want to be forgiven, he just... wants to stop hurting. He wants to be a good person for Elena, and I think a part of him wants to be a good person for Stefan, but most of all, for himself, because those few heroic moments of his are pretty much the only times when he doesn't hate himself. It's just that he can't. He can't forget what he's done, he can't forget what he is, and because of this he will never be the person he wants to be, and it's so damn heartbreaking. GOD, HIS FACE. ♥

Er... as for my NBC comedies, I found Community to be pretty weird (but still hilarious. It rarely fails at being hilarious). 30 Rock was pretty wonderful, but I found myself hating Avery for the first time ever (DON'T MESS WITH JACK AND LIZ'S BFFery, DAMN IT! Though I did understand where she was coming from. Jack and Liz consult each other about every single life decision they ever make, including baby names, so, yes, of course Avery would feel threatened. But still, cutting them off from each other when she knows that they really can't live without each other? NOT COOL. And this was yet another ep that proved that Jack and Liz should just get married already, because they are way closer to each other than they are their boyfriend/girlfriend). The Office was pretty adorable. STOP THAT BLONDE LADY, SHE STOLE MY BABY (and the scones). That was pretty much the highlight of the ep for me. Well, that and Andy's bowtie.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia had an insane amount of guest stars tonight. WHAT WAS UP WITH THAT? But I loved them all. Particularly Jason Sudeikis. I love how someone way more normal than the gang comes across as a total douche when hanging out with them. Oh god, him laughing at Mac's failed attempts at roundhouse kicking the bell was so weirdly heartbreaking. LOVED the scene between Charlie and Dave Foley, probably my favorite bit of the episode. I am so glad that I didn't actually give up on this show, because this season is shaping up to be pretty awesome.
firthgal: (vampire diaries - damon elena)
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!! OMG!

OMG!

*is now a puddle of giddy fangirly goo*

OMG, YOU GUYS, DAMON'S FACE! I LOVE HIS FACE SO MUCH. I find it interesting that an ep or two ago I didn't shed a tear at all when Stefan and Elena broke up [for real] despite both Stefan and Elena crying their eyes out to an annoying degree, but tonight? While watching Damon's face? Gaaaaah, all the boy has to do is shed one single tear and I am a goner. He is so subtly vulnerable that he just gets me every time. I think what really pulls me in about this character is that he knows he does horrible things and he doesn't ask for people's forgiveness. He doesn't want to be forgiven, he just... wants to stop hurting. He wants to be a good person for Elena, and I think a part of him wants to be a good person for Stefan, but most of all, for himself, because those few heroic moments of his are pretty much the only times when he doesn't hate himself. It's just that he can't. He can't forget what he's done, he can't forget what he is, and because of this he will never be the person he wants to be, and it's so damn heartbreaking. GOD, HIS FACE. ♥

Er... as for my NBC comedies, I found Community to be pretty weird (but still hilarious. It rarely fails at being hilarious). 30 Rock was pretty wonderful, but I found myself hating Avery for the first time ever (DON'T MESS WITH JACK AND LIZ'S BFFery, DAMN IT! Though I did understand where she was coming from. Jack and Liz consult each other about every single life decision they ever make, including baby names, so, yes, of course Avery would feel threatened. But still, cutting them off from each other when she knows that they really can't live without each other? NOT COOL. And this was yet another ep that proved that Jack and Liz should just get married already, because they are way closer to each other than they are their boyfriend/girlfriend). The Office was pretty adorable. STOP THAT BLONDE LADY, SHE STOLE MY BABY (and the scones). That was pretty much the highlight of the ep for me. Well, that and Andy's bowtie.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia had an insane amount of guest stars tonight. WHAT WAS UP WITH THAT? But I loved them all. Particularly Jason Sudeikis. I love how someone way more normal than the gang comes across as a total douche when hanging out with them. Oh god, him laughing at Mac's failed attempts at roundhouse kicking the bell was so weirdly heartbreaking. LOVED the scene between Charlie and Dave Foley, probably my favorite bit of the episode. I am so glad that I didn't actually give up on this show, because this season is shaping up to be pretty awesome.
firthgal: (ksw - iris)
Community was ridiculously hilarious tonight, and Abed was ridiculously hot throughout the whole ep (especially in the tag scene). I'm not usually much of an Abed fangirl, but seriously, that dude was smokin' tonight. Also, this episode proved that I simply cannot stop shipping Britta/Pierce. THEIR CHEMISTRY IS UNDENIABLE, DAMN IT. Especially their comedic chemistry. They play off of each other so delightfully! I want them to have more scenes together, is what I'm saying. Also, the badass Shirley scene was so, so, so well done.

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

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

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

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




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



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

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



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

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



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

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

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

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

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




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



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

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



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

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



WHAT IS THAT? I don't know, but I find that one girl's hair completely hypnotizing (the one who got it to stick straight up in the air). This K-pop phenomenon is quite perplexing (though, I found America's obsession with boybands in the 90s quite perplexing, too).

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