firthgal: (giles buffy - angsty i need you hug)
So, apparently I am addicted to those "Draw My Life" videos on YouTube. Every single one I've seen has been so moving and beautiful, even the light-hearted ones that crack me up still manage to make me cry. But this one? Oh gosh, this one is a masterpiece. Still crying right now.



If I was a teacher, this would so be an assignment that I'd make. Except, you know, the editing that it would require would be a little crazy, so maybe not. But OMG, all of these vids are brilliant.
firthgal: (andy - cry)
With reality shows, I am always 60% convinced that stories like this are completely manufactured, but damn if he didn't make me cry:



Oh gosh, his voice may not be the greatest or anything, but he really conveys the emotions and just gets you right in the heart. And the song was Nella Fantasia, which just reminds me of Beethoven Virus.

Also, this vid amused me:



ALL THE CRYING. THE MURDEROUS THOUGHTS. Bwahahahahaha, oh I loved it. And then in the credits everyone has the surname of "Kim." Hee.
firthgal: (glee - will rachel 3)
Will/Rachel is still causing hearts to emit from my eyes. It's quite sad, really. BUT THEY ARE SO ADORABLE. And tonight I just had to rewatch ep 2x09 purely for their sexyhotunf fight where Will tells Rachel to "TAKE THAT OFF!!!" He throws papers and everything! And Rachel looks scared for one split second! And after he lists her many frustrating flaws, she just jumps right up and screams back at him and I love how equal they are there despite the fact that Will's the teacher. Gaaaaah, how are they so awesome when they argue? I mean, it's all well and good when they are being sweet and supportive with each other or when Will is all googly-eyed over her performances and ready to draw gold stars around her name in a notebook (because Rachel would so prefer her name being in stars rather than hearts), but good lord do I love it when they lay into each other. Their fights are even more intense than the Will/Sue ones (although the Will/Sue ones involve more invading of personal space and curly hair discrimination). I just love how Rachel always manages to get genuine emotion out of Will. The kind of genuine emotion that I just don't feel from him with anyone else (and I think his fakeness is what keeps me from liking him most of the time. He comes across as an insincere douchebag at least 75% of the time, but with Rachel he suddenly learns how to have a natural interaction with someone). I do think his scenes with Sue come out pretty well, though, but those are full of hate and amusement and sometimes begrudging respect, but not much else. With Rachel he runs the gambit of pretty much every emotion ever, and it comes across naturally instead of over the top or insincere. They just... they have amazing chemistry and I wish the show would explore their relationship more. Especially since their lives always seem to parallel each other's. And, yeah, I'll say it, I totally wish the show would go there, give us a totally inappropriate teacher/student romance with Will and Rachel that stays mostly innocent but the UST becomes canonically confirmed and they both struggle to keep their feelings in check, and it comes about because they connect over winter break and they are both kind of in the same place of feeling rejected and lonely and they find solace in each other and just... I WISH THIS WOULD HAPPEN. The show would be infinitely more interesting, despite the viewer complaints that I'm sure the relationship would get. But, you know, if Pretty Little Liars and Life Unexpected can go there, then surely Glee could, too! (of course, with both of those shows the couples meet before the girls are aware that the guys are their teachers, but pfft, that is a complete cop-out, which is why Will/Rachel would be 20 times better). Yeah, yeah, never gonna happen, but a girl can dream.

This amused me:


(from fuckyeahwillrachel)

Bwahahahaha, so true, so true. Dude is obsessed with Rachel, forever and always. And it's kind of interesting how Rachel is often interrupting Will and Emma's ~moments. You'd think that role would go to Terri, but, nope, it's Rachel more often than not. Which just makes me love her more than I already do, BECAUSE HAVE I MENTIONED HOW MUCH I ABHOR WILL/EMMA? YES? TOO MUCH? Okay. No, but seriously, Emma better stay with Carl and be super happy and have adorable babies with him and appreciate the fact that he's a supportive husband who actually cares about what she needs and isn't completely obsessed with himself. Just, Carl is so good for her. Never have I liked Emma more than I have since she's been with Carl, and PLEASE SHOW, DON'T LET THEM BREAK UP. I'm hoping that the show will be unpredictable for a change and just drop the Will/Emma and Rachel/Finn storylines, because the show has run its course with those. Just chalk it up to "not meant to be" romances and let them move on to other people. PLEASE. Rachel/Finn isn't quite as offensive as Will/Emma is, but season 2 Rachel is not my favorite Rachel, and I think it's mostly because Finn's boringness kind of rubs off on her. And, I'm sorry, but Finn being all high and mighty and breaking up with Rachel over her making out with Puck? Uh... didn't he makeout with Rachel when he was still dating Quinn? So, yeah, Rachel should just forget his hypocritical ass and move on to someone new, preferably someone who does not dim her spirit. Remember Jesse? Aside from the whole deceit thing (and the eggs *sniff*) Jesse was the perfect boyfriend for Rachel. He was hilarious and egotistical and douchey and he handled numerous things badly, but he somehow made Rachel shine even brighter. Finn... kind of just drags her down. He was a good first boyfriend, but that's all he should really be.

OH GOD, WHY AM I TALKING ABOUT GLEE IN SUCH OBSESSIVE DETAIL? Last night I listened to Endless Love on repeat for like an hour. THIS IS WHAT I HAVE BECOME. Also, I watched Matt and Lea singing "Damn it, Janet" more times than is healthy:



*swoons*

Oh, oh, more fic recs! This is probably the last of them, because I'm pretty positive that I have now checked out every single Will/Rachel fic in existence, which saddens me:

mon petit volcan by [livejournal.com profile] goddesspharo - A very short piece, but I adored the format and how the author got so much across in such few words. That last line is so tragically true, which kind of breaks my heart.

Confessional by [livejournal.com profile] plazmah - This one is an episode coda from season 1 where they went to the Invitational, and it captures their relationship within canon pretty darn well, while also leaving it open-ended for something to happen between them in the future, and I really enjoyed it.

This City Is For Strangers - by [livejournal.com profile] youcallitwinter - This one is so, so good. The format is a little confusing, I suppose, since the author makes Will so rambley with all those parentheticals, but I am kind of fond of that style myself, so I enjoyed what the author did with it here. Anyway, this one was a great insight into Will's conflicted feelings for Rachel (conflicted meaning that he goes from frustrated to amused to angry to fond to frustrated again whenever he sees her), and I love how their conversation is so very awkward and yet Rachel is so straightforward but you can feel her embarrassment/uncomfortableness whenever she brings up her past crush on Will and she is just so very her, and the ending, oh, the ending! The ending is utter perfection. And this fic takes on a theme of Rachel being so many almost-things to Will and it was such an awesome assessment of their relationship, and... yeah, I loved this one.



In other news, I have now seen the first ep of Dream High, and I am kind of in love with it. I suppose the episode itself was kind of directionless through much of the first 45 minutes, but for now I will just chalk that up to the show having to get out a whole lot of background info on a whole lot of characters in a short period of time in order to get the story rolling by the second episode. I was not enchanted by what I assume is the main love story (Hye Mi and Taecyeon's character), but I was pretty in love with Go Hye Mi. She reminds me a bit of Rachel Berry, if I'm honest, only with the poise and bitchiness of Quinn Fabray thrown in. I've seen a lot complaints about Hye Mi, but I guess I just have a thing for blunt, overbearing, egotistical characters who have completely alienated themselves from everyone around them and are basically their own downfall. The show has to make her sympathetic to the audience at large, so I'm sure the world will just keep knocking her down and she'll eventually learn how to be humble and what friendship is and all that jazz, but it is just refreshing to have an imperfect heroine on a k-drama geared toward the younger crowd. And when I say imperfect, I guess I mean a heroine who does not do the noble thing and is in no way the nice girl. Her flaws are in her personality and not her social standing (although she is the rich girl gone poor, so I guess her social standing is an obstacle, too). Basically, I look forward to watching this character grow, and it is not often with this type of show where I am into the character more than the romance. As much as I love k-dramas, the heroines are often not all that complex (City Hall being the exception), so it's nice to see a heroine who may actually get legitimate character development.

On the downside, the hero is boring. Boring boring boring, but I guess the show hasn't really gone into detail with him yet, so that could change. But it's just interesting how I don't really mind when the heroine is plucky and flawlessly noble and kind of one note, but when it's the hero that is that way, I just don't find him challenging enough for the heroine. I don't know. It's weird. But because of my disinterest in the hero, I found myself shipping Hye Mi with the most inappropriate dudes ever. I freaking loved her chemistry with the teacher who had seduced her mother. Just, the way she flummoxed him, it was adorable! I don't know how that dude is so charming considering the fact that he was the cause of Hye Mi's parents' divorce and he kind of fails at being a teacher, but I am in love with him. But then, BUT THEN came her face-off with Bae Yong Jun's character, and GOOD LORD WAS THAT INTENSE. I loved it. LOVED IT. And, yes, if he becomes her mentor, I will end up shipping the crap out of that.

I'm guessing that Hye Mi's friend will become the villain? Which is quite a twist since she started out with the traits of the typical heroine of a k-drama while Hye Mi started with the traits of a typical villain. I am interested to see where the show takes these characters.
firthgal: (glee - will rachel 3)
Will/Rachel is still causing hearts to emit from my eyes. It's quite sad, really. BUT THEY ARE SO ADORABLE. And tonight I just had to rewatch ep 2x09 purely for their sexyhotunf fight where Will tells Rachel to "TAKE THAT OFF!!!" He throws papers and everything! And Rachel looks scared for one split second! And after he lists her many frustrating flaws, she just jumps right up and screams back at him and I love how equal they are there despite the fact that Will's the teacher. Gaaaaah, how are they so awesome when they argue? I mean, it's all well and good when they are being sweet and supportive with each other or when Will is all googly-eyed over her performances and ready to draw gold stars around her name in a notebook (because Rachel would so prefer her name being in stars rather than hearts), but good lord do I love it when they lay into each other. Their fights are even more intense than the Will/Sue ones (although the Will/Sue ones involve more invading of personal space and curly hair discrimination). I just love how Rachel always manages to get genuine emotion out of Will. The kind of genuine emotion that I just don't feel from him with anyone else (and I think his fakeness is what keeps me from liking him most of the time. He comes across as an insincere douchebag at least 75% of the time, but with Rachel he suddenly learns how to have a natural interaction with someone). I do think his scenes with Sue come out pretty well, though, but those are full of hate and amusement and sometimes begrudging respect, but not much else. With Rachel he runs the gambit of pretty much every emotion ever, and it comes across naturally instead of over the top or insincere. They just... they have amazing chemistry and I wish the show would explore their relationship more. Especially since their lives always seem to parallel each other's. And, yeah, I'll say it, I totally wish the show would go there, give us a totally inappropriate teacher/student romance with Will and Rachel that stays mostly innocent but the UST becomes canonically confirmed and they both struggle to keep their feelings in check, and it comes about because they connect over winter break and they are both kind of in the same place of feeling rejected and lonely and they find solace in each other and just... I WISH THIS WOULD HAPPEN. The show would be infinitely more interesting, despite the viewer complaints that I'm sure the relationship would get. But, you know, if Pretty Little Liars and Life Unexpected can go there, then surely Glee could, too! (of course, with both of those shows the couples meet before the girls are aware that the guys are their teachers, but pfft, that is a complete cop-out, which is why Will/Rachel would be 20 times better). Yeah, yeah, never gonna happen, but a girl can dream.

This amused me:


(from fuckyeahwillrachel)

Bwahahahaha, so true, so true. Dude is obsessed with Rachel, forever and always. And it's kind of interesting how Rachel is often interrupting Will and Emma's ~moments. You'd think that role would go to Terri, but, nope, it's Rachel more often than not. Which just makes me love her more than I already do, BECAUSE HAVE I MENTIONED HOW MUCH I ABHOR WILL/EMMA? YES? TOO MUCH? Okay. No, but seriously, Emma better stay with Carl and be super happy and have adorable babies with him and appreciate the fact that he's a supportive husband who actually cares about what she needs and isn't completely obsessed with himself. Just, Carl is so good for her. Never have I liked Emma more than I have since she's been with Carl, and PLEASE SHOW, DON'T LET THEM BREAK UP. I'm hoping that the show will be unpredictable for a change and just drop the Will/Emma and Rachel/Finn storylines, because the show has run its course with those. Just chalk it up to "not meant to be" romances and let them move on to other people. PLEASE. Rachel/Finn isn't quite as offensive as Will/Emma is, but season 2 Rachel is not my favorite Rachel, and I think it's mostly because Finn's boringness kind of rubs off on her. And, I'm sorry, but Finn being all high and mighty and breaking up with Rachel over her making out with Puck? Uh... didn't he makeout with Rachel when he was still dating Quinn? So, yeah, Rachel should just forget his hypocritical ass and move on to someone new, preferably someone who does not dim her spirit. Remember Jesse? Aside from the whole deceit thing (and the eggs *sniff*) Jesse was the perfect boyfriend for Rachel. He was hilarious and egotistical and douchey and he handled numerous things badly, but he somehow made Rachel shine even brighter. Finn... kind of just drags her down. He was a good first boyfriend, but that's all he should really be.

OH GOD, WHY AM I TALKING ABOUT GLEE IN SUCH OBSESSIVE DETAIL? Last night I listened to Endless Love on repeat for like an hour. THIS IS WHAT I HAVE BECOME. Also, I watched Matt and Lea singing "Damn it, Janet" more times than is healthy:



*swoons*

Oh, oh, more fic recs! This is probably the last of them, because I'm pretty positive that I have now checked out every single Will/Rachel fic in existence, which saddens me:

mon petit volcan by [livejournal.com profile] goddesspharo - A very short piece, but I adored the format and how the author got so much across in such few words. That last line is so tragically true, which kind of breaks my heart.

Confessional by [livejournal.com profile] plazmah - This one is an episode coda from season 1 where they went to the Invitational, and it captures their relationship within canon pretty darn well, while also leaving it open-ended for something to happen between them in the future, and I really enjoyed it.

This City Is For Strangers - by [livejournal.com profile] youcallitwinter - This one is so, so good. The format is a little confusing, I suppose, since the author makes Will so rambley with all those parentheticals, but I am kind of fond of that style myself, so I enjoyed what the author did with it here. Anyway, this one was a great insight into Will's conflicted feelings for Rachel (conflicted meaning that he goes from frustrated to amused to angry to fond to frustrated again whenever he sees her), and I love how their conversation is so very awkward and yet Rachel is so straightforward but you can feel her embarrassment/uncomfortableness whenever she brings up her past crush on Will and she is just so very her, and the ending, oh, the ending! The ending is utter perfection. And this fic takes on a theme of Rachel being so many almost-things to Will and it was such an awesome assessment of their relationship, and... yeah, I loved this one.



In other news, I have now seen the first ep of Dream High, and I am kind of in love with it. I suppose the episode itself was kind of directionless through much of the first 45 minutes, but for now I will just chalk that up to the show having to get out a whole lot of background info on a whole lot of characters in a short period of time in order to get the story rolling by the second episode. I was not enchanted by what I assume is the main love story (Hye Mi and Taecyeon's character), but I was pretty in love with Go Hye Mi. She reminds me a bit of Rachel Berry, if I'm honest, only with the poise and bitchiness of Quinn Fabray thrown in. I've seen a lot complaints about Hye Mi, but I guess I just have a thing for blunt, overbearing, egotistical characters who have completely alienated themselves from everyone around them and are basically their own downfall. The show has to make her sympathetic to the audience at large, so I'm sure the world will just keep knocking her down and she'll eventually learn how to be humble and what friendship is and all that jazz, but it is just refreshing to have an imperfect heroine on a k-drama geared toward the younger crowd. And when I say imperfect, I guess I mean a heroine who does not do the noble thing and is in no way the nice girl. Her flaws are in her personality and not her social standing (although she is the rich girl gone poor, so I guess her social standing is an obstacle, too). Basically, I look forward to watching this character grow, and it is not often with this type of show where I am into the character more than the romance. As much as I love k-dramas, the heroines are often not all that complex (City Hall being the exception), so it's nice to see a heroine who may actually get legitimate character development.

On the downside, the hero is boring. Boring boring boring, but I guess the show hasn't really gone into detail with him yet, so that could change. But it's just interesting how I don't really mind when the heroine is plucky and flawlessly noble and kind of one note, but when it's the hero that is that way, I just don't find him challenging enough for the heroine. I don't know. It's weird. But because of my disinterest in the hero, I found myself shipping Hye Mi with the most inappropriate dudes ever. I freaking loved her chemistry with the teacher who had seduced her mother. Just, the way she flummoxed him, it was adorable! I don't know how that dude is so charming considering the fact that he was the cause of Hye Mi's parents' divorce and he kind of fails at being a teacher, but I am in love with him. But then, BUT THEN came her face-off with Bae Yong Jun's character, and GOOD LORD WAS THAT INTENSE. I loved it. LOVED IT. And, yes, if he becomes her mentor, I will end up shipping the crap out of that.

I'm guessing that Hye Mi's friend will become the villain? Which is quite a twist since she started out with the traits of the typical heroine of a k-drama while Hye Mi started with the traits of a typical villain. I am interested to see where the show takes these characters.
firthgal: (sugarland)


GREATEST VIDEO EVER. Ahahahahaha, OMG, I love them.

Anyway, I went to a Sugarland concert last night, and they've started their Incredible Machine tour, and OMG, IT WAS SO, SO WONDERFUL! They've gotten much more... er... choreographed since the last time I saw them. I mean, they've always jumped around the stage, but this time it seemed more organized, more synchronized dancing and whatnot, and they are so damn adorable that you can't not smile when they do that. They just seem to have so much fun when they're up there together. THEY ARE THE CUTEST! But, besides the dancing, their stage set was so incredibly awesome. It's got a bit of a steampunk thing happening, and the opening was amazing (they're both behind this curtain thing that looks like a metal building and it's got open sections and you can see them doing their robot moves and then their silhouettes are huge on the curtain and just... it was awesome. I can't even explain its awesomeness).



It looked something like that. If I wasn't so shaky and if my camera wasn't almost 10 years old, it would have been a damn good pic! *sigh*

But yeah, Sugarland was freaking amazing and had me on my feet the entire time. They know how to get the audience excited. One thing I love about Sugarland concerts though is their random musical interludes, where, in the middle of one of their own songs, they'll throw in a medley of other people's songs and then go back to their song, and it's both hilarious and awesome:



She's totally channeling Michael Scott there.



(this is one of their new songs, which was probably my favorite out of all their new ones, but once they started singing "Sweet Caroline" I loved it even more).

And for their final encore they did Stayin' Alive (check out my view. IT SUCKS TO BE SHORT).

More pics that emphasize my shortness. Also, Little Big Town kicked ass. )

So, that was a lot of fun.
firthgal: (sugarland)


GREATEST VIDEO EVER. Ahahahahaha, OMG, I love them.

Anyway, I went to a Sugarland concert last night, and they've started their Incredible Machine tour, and OMG, IT WAS SO, SO WONDERFUL! They've gotten much more... er... choreographed since the last time I saw them. I mean, they've always jumped around the stage, but this time it seemed more organized, more synchronized dancing and whatnot, and they are so damn adorable that you can't not smile when they do that. They just seem to have so much fun when they're up there together. THEY ARE THE CUTEST! But, besides the dancing, their stage set was so incredibly awesome. It's got a bit of a steampunk thing happening, and the opening was amazing (they're both behind this curtain thing that looks like a metal building and it's got open sections and you can see them doing their robot moves and then their silhouettes are huge on the curtain and just... it was awesome. I can't even explain its awesomeness).



It looked something like that. If I wasn't so shaky and if my camera wasn't almost 10 years old, it would have been a damn good pic! *sigh*

But yeah, Sugarland was freaking amazing and had me on my feet the entire time. They know how to get the audience excited. One thing I love about Sugarland concerts though is their random musical interludes, where, in the middle of one of their own songs, they'll throw in a medley of other people's songs and then go back to their song, and it's both hilarious and awesome:



She's totally channeling Michael Scott there.



(this is one of their new songs, which was probably my favorite out of all their new ones, but once they started singing "Sweet Caroline" I loved it even more).

And for their final encore they did Stayin' Alive (check out my view. IT SUCKS TO BE SHORT).

More pics that emphasize my shortness. Also, Little Big Town kicked ass. )

So, that was a lot of fun.
firthgal: (true blood - bill)
It's official. My shows are out to break my heart this year.

True Blood. Damn it, show! Why am I so addicted to you? )

Basically, I am sad that I once again have to wait till next summer to get more of this crazy, crazy show.



My favorite review of Merlin so far:

Uther, to be fair, is not exactly in top form here either. I don’t get exactly why he was so verklempt about Morgana, since they hadn’t exactly left on the best of terms and he seemed to be saying he missed her beyond the confines of a father-daughter bond to the point where I raised my eyebrows and repeated this is a family show, this is a family show to myself a few hundred times.

Source

Uther/Morgana is totally a thing. Also, HOW ADORABLE ARE TONY AND KATIE?



I bought the first season of The Vampire Diaries on DVD yesterday. I haven't bought a set of TV DVDs in ages (because they are ridiculously expensive), but man, TVD is totally worth it. I plan on an epic rewatch in the near future (this time with deleted scenes!). And of course, once I buy something, it's like the floodgates open and I start buying everything. I went on Amazon and pre-ordered Community, and then I bought season 1 of Merlin, too. My bank account is totally giving me the cold shoulder now. Anyway, it is all the fault of this jerk:



Is it bad that my favorite part of that vid is Pearl gouging out Damon's eyes to the lyrics of "Can't read my, can't read my poker face"? Also, this video kills my soul (in a good way):





I am currently watching a K-drama called IRIS, and unlike all the others I've watched, this one is a suspense spy action thriller, and OH MY GOD, IT IS SO FREAKING GOOD. You can see the American influences, but I love how it manages to keep the epic storytelling that is common in K-dramas but not so much in American shows of the same kind. This show actually takes the time to flesh out the love story and the friendships, but at the same time, the action is ever present and totally kickass and EXCITING, and they get to show more blood than an American show would (unless it's on HBO), and the whole show has more of a cinematic feel than a TV show, and (so far) the plot is really intriguing. COLOR ME IMPRESSED. I was waffling about stepping outside of the rom-com genre, because, you know, I am terribly addicted to those and they are basically my guilty pleasure, but I think it was a good idea to watch something plot-based rather than romance-based (although I freaking love the romance in this show, too, but it's not the focus).



NEW MOOD THEME! Apparently I've missed Modern Family more than I realized.
firthgal: (true blood - bill)
It's official. My shows are out to break my heart this year.

True Blood. Damn it, show! Why am I so addicted to you? )

Basically, I am sad that I once again have to wait till next summer to get more of this crazy, crazy show.



My favorite review of Merlin so far:

Uther, to be fair, is not exactly in top form here either. I don’t get exactly why he was so verklempt about Morgana, since they hadn’t exactly left on the best of terms and he seemed to be saying he missed her beyond the confines of a father-daughter bond to the point where I raised my eyebrows and repeated this is a family show, this is a family show to myself a few hundred times.

Source

Uther/Morgana is totally a thing. Also, HOW ADORABLE ARE TONY AND KATIE?



I bought the first season of The Vampire Diaries on DVD yesterday. I haven't bought a set of TV DVDs in ages (because they are ridiculously expensive), but man, TVD is totally worth it. I plan on an epic rewatch in the near future (this time with deleted scenes!). And of course, once I buy something, it's like the floodgates open and I start buying everything. I went on Amazon and pre-ordered Community, and then I bought season 1 of Merlin, too. My bank account is totally giving me the cold shoulder now. Anyway, it is all the fault of this jerk:



Is it bad that my favorite part of that vid is Pearl gouging out Damon's eyes to the lyrics of "Can't read my, can't read my poker face"? Also, this video kills my soul (in a good way):





I am currently watching a K-drama called IRIS, and unlike all the others I've watched, this one is a suspense spy action thriller, and OH MY GOD, IT IS SO FREAKING GOOD. You can see the American influences, but I love how it manages to keep the epic storytelling that is common in K-dramas but not so much in American shows of the same kind. This show actually takes the time to flesh out the love story and the friendships, but at the same time, the action is ever present and totally kickass and EXCITING, and they get to show more blood than an American show would (unless it's on HBO), and the whole show has more of a cinematic feel than a TV show, and (so far) the plot is really intriguing. COLOR ME IMPRESSED. I was waffling about stepping outside of the rom-com genre, because, you know, I am terribly addicted to those and they are basically my guilty pleasure, but I think it was a good idea to watch something plot-based rather than romance-based (although I freaking love the romance in this show, too, but it's not the focus).



NEW MOOD THEME! Apparently I've missed Modern Family more than I realized.
firthgal: (vampire diaries - damon's lovely torso)


ASKDHFKLDSK;FAHSDKFJD;SAFHK;JFHGHDJDS;dfsafkl!!!!!!!! *is dead*

Also, I really want to quote [livejournal.com profile] zombie_boogie for a moment:

I find it hilarious that with one episode The Vampire Diaries managed to surpass an entire season's worth of storyline on True Blood in terms of excitement and character development. I never thought I'd say that about a CW show vs. an HBO show, but there you go.


AMEN, SISTER. I love me some True Blood, but that show is all about the crack, while Vampire Diaries is all about the quality. It just blows my mind how genuinely good this show is. The writing, the acting, the music, the cinematography, the emotional impact, the vampire lore, it's all ridiculously amazing. People will continue to roll their eyes at it and write it off as a Twilight wannabe simply because it's on the CW, but oh man, these people are missing out on quite possibly the greatest show on television at the moment.

Also, HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THIS SONG? Pretty interesting that they play it during the big Damon/Elena scene.



MERLIN PREMIERE IS TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't freaking wait, even if this season does end up crushing my Uther/Morgana loving heart (hopefully it won't).



SO BEAUTIFUL.
firthgal: (vampire diaries - damon's lovely torso)


ASKDHFKLDSK;FAHSDKFJD;SAFHK;JFHGHDJDS;dfsafkl!!!!!!!! *is dead*

Also, I really want to quote [livejournal.com profile] zombie_boogie for a moment:

I find it hilarious that with one episode The Vampire Diaries managed to surpass an entire season's worth of storyline on True Blood in terms of excitement and character development. I never thought I'd say that about a CW show vs. an HBO show, but there you go.


AMEN, SISTER. I love me some True Blood, but that show is all about the crack, while Vampire Diaries is all about the quality. It just blows my mind how genuinely good this show is. The writing, the acting, the music, the cinematography, the emotional impact, the vampire lore, it's all ridiculously amazing. People will continue to roll their eyes at it and write it off as a Twilight wannabe simply because it's on the CW, but oh man, these people are missing out on quite possibly the greatest show on television at the moment.

Also, HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THIS SONG? Pretty interesting that they play it during the big Damon/Elena scene.



MERLIN PREMIERE IS TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't freaking wait, even if this season does end up crushing my Uther/Morgana loving heart (hopefully it won't).



SO BEAUTIFUL.
firthgal: (morgana)
1. Just finished watching MacGruber for a second time. STILL HILARIOUS. Like, seriously dudes, this film is the best. (okay, that was an exaggeration, BUT I REALLY ENJOYED IT)

2. I've finally bothered to look at the fall TV lineup and watched trailors for every single new show on ABC/NBC/FOX/CBS/CW, and... there were only about three that looked enticing:

What I may or may not be watching this season )

So, yeah, full schedule. Which will probably dwindle back down to just my regular shows by the middle of October, because it's just too hard to keep up with all of that. But I like to sample the goods! And I am already feeling a weird affection for Outlaw just from the preview. I don't know what it is. I'll be so crushed if I don't enjoy it.

Any new cable shows that I should check out? Other than Boardwalk Empire and The Walking Dead, I haven't heard about any.

3. The 30 Day Community Meme
Day 23 - A scene that made you cry



It was just so touching that I could not stop the tears from surfacing. It still gives me goosebumps every time I watch it, particularly during the bit where Abed and Troy are singing the chorus together. I don't know, I know that that sequence is ridiculous, but it was just so darn heartwarming.

next up on the curriculum... )
firthgal: (morgana)
1. Just finished watching MacGruber for a second time. STILL HILARIOUS. Like, seriously dudes, this film is the best. (okay, that was an exaggeration, BUT I REALLY ENJOYED IT)

2. I've finally bothered to look at the fall TV lineup and watched trailors for every single new show on ABC/NBC/FOX/CBS/CW, and... there were only about three that looked enticing:

What I may or may not be watching this season )

So, yeah, full schedule. Which will probably dwindle back down to just my regular shows by the middle of October, because it's just too hard to keep up with all of that. But I like to sample the goods! And I am already feeling a weird affection for Outlaw just from the preview. I don't know what it is. I'll be so crushed if I don't enjoy it.

Any new cable shows that I should check out? Other than Boardwalk Empire and The Walking Dead, I haven't heard about any.

3. The 30 Day Community Meme
Day 23 - A scene that made you cry



It was just so touching that I could not stop the tears from surfacing. It still gives me goosebumps every time I watch it, particularly during the bit where Abed and Troy are singing the chorus together. I don't know, I know that that sequence is ridiculous, but it was just so darn heartwarming.

next up on the curriculum... )
firthgal: (comm - abed troy)
1. I have finally watched Inception. My conclusion is that it was neither mind-blowing nor thought-provoking, but it was wicked entertaining (which was basically my reaction to Dark Knight, too). So, I enjoyed it. I particularly loved the fact that Ken Watanabe was in so much of the film. I get in dreamy eyes mode every time that man is on my screen, I swear. I now have a strong urge to watch The Last Samurai and Memoirs of a Geisha, both of which I have already seen far too many times, but... you know, KEN WATANABE. Shipping-wise, I am Cobb/Ariadne all the way, baby. I am actually shocked that this does not seem to be fandom's preferred het ship. WHAT WERE YOU ALL WATCHING? SERIOUSLY. A girl doesn't follow a man into the very depths of his freakish subconscious for nothing, you know. SHE WAS TOTALLY INTO HIM. Anyhow, the film itself was pretty awesome, particularly once it got to the Fischer storyline and all the action started happening.

2. I am usually not a proponent of spastic fanvids (they hurt my poor, poor eyes), but this one is quite charming:



3. This vid amuses me far more than it should:



I HAD NO IDEA THAT THESE THINGS EXISTED. A couple nights ago I spent hours watching Literal Videos. *sigh* Total Eclipse of the Heart is also pretty hilarious, as is Love is a Battlefield (particularly once it gets to the dancey bit).

4. The 30 Day Community Meme
Day 19 - Favorite friendship



TROY AND ABED.

Day 20 - Favorite guest star

Oh, John Michael Higgins, definitely. PROFESSOR WHITMAN. ♥ He gets all the greatest lines.

next up on the curriculum... )
firthgal: (comm - abed troy)
1. I have finally watched Inception. My conclusion is that it was neither mind-blowing nor thought-provoking, but it was wicked entertaining (which was basically my reaction to Dark Knight, too). So, I enjoyed it. I particularly loved the fact that Ken Watanabe was in so much of the film. I get in dreamy eyes mode every time that man is on my screen, I swear. I now have a strong urge to watch The Last Samurai and Memoirs of a Geisha, both of which I have already seen far too many times, but... you know, KEN WATANABE. Shipping-wise, I am Cobb/Ariadne all the way, baby. I am actually shocked that this does not seem to be fandom's preferred het ship. WHAT WERE YOU ALL WATCHING? SERIOUSLY. A girl doesn't follow a man into the very depths of his freakish subconscious for nothing, you know. SHE WAS TOTALLY INTO HIM. Anyhow, the film itself was pretty awesome, particularly once it got to the Fischer storyline and all the action started happening.

2. I am usually not a proponent of spastic fanvids (they hurt my poor, poor eyes), but this one is quite charming:



3. This vid amuses me far more than it should:



I HAD NO IDEA THAT THESE THINGS EXISTED. A couple nights ago I spent hours watching Literal Videos. *sigh* Total Eclipse of the Heart is also pretty hilarious, as is Love is a Battlefield (particularly once it gets to the dancey bit).

4. The 30 Day Community Meme
Day 19 - Favorite friendship



TROY AND ABED.

Day 20 - Favorite guest star

Oh, John Michael Higgins, definitely. PROFESSOR WHITMAN. ♥ He gets all the greatest lines.

next up on the curriculum... )

...

Aug. 29th, 2010 09:08 pm
firthgal: (vampire diaries - damon)
Okay, I just finished the first book in The Immortals series and it was fantastic. Or, well, you know, highly entertaining! The characters were so darn lovable, the battles were exciting, Daine is wicked awesome, and Numair is so, so wonderful. The banter and bond between those two is naturally what really drew me into the book, and I am kind of blown away by the amount of subtext between them when she was just thirteen. They're already so in sync that it seems like they've been married forever. His quiet angst over her not trusting him! Him confiding in her so easily! His panic whenever she does something stupidly brave! Like the bit with the dragon where HE HUGGED HER FOR AGES AND CALLED HER A LITTLE IDIOT. Somehow that was terribly sweet, I don't know. And the bit where she sees him all tired and haggard from doing magic nonstop for however long that battle was going on and she takes off his boots and puts pillows around him and they discuss things and it's all so very natural and then SHE KISSES HIM ON THE CHEEK! Oh, man, my inner thirteen year old schoolgirl is squeeing like crazy. ESPECIALLY SINCE I AM PICTURING NUMAIR AS IAN SOMERHALDER.

And because I am picturing Numair as Ian Somerhalder, naturally I had to rewatch select scenes from The Vampire Diaries so that I could refresh my memory of his beauty. *ahem* God, the dancing scene from the Miss Mystic episode. CAN ANYTHING BE MORE BEAUTIFUL? It still kills me, even though I've watched it like 20 times now.



EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I can't help myself. GOD, THEY ARE SO DAMN BEAUTIFUL. Oh, oh, and you know that scene in another ep where Elena, Stefan, and Bonnie are trying to convince Damon to give them the device of John Gilbert's that Isabel wanted? Well, there's this moment where Damon completely reminds me of Captain Jack Sparrow, where he tells Bonnie he doesn't trust her because he tried to kill her once, and then Elena tells him that he can trust her, and he does this eye thing and this movement with his jaw, and man do those two remind me of Jack/Elizabeth there.

...

Aug. 29th, 2010 09:08 pm
firthgal: (vampire diaries - damon)
Okay, I just finished the first book in The Immortals series and it was fantastic. Or, well, you know, highly entertaining! The characters were so darn lovable, the battles were exciting, Daine is wicked awesome, and Numair is so, so wonderful. The banter and bond between those two is naturally what really drew me into the book, and I am kind of blown away by the amount of subtext between them when she was just thirteen. They're already so in sync that it seems like they've been married forever. His quiet angst over her not trusting him! Him confiding in her so easily! His panic whenever she does something stupidly brave! Like the bit with the dragon where HE HUGGED HER FOR AGES AND CALLED HER A LITTLE IDIOT. Somehow that was terribly sweet, I don't know. And the bit where she sees him all tired and haggard from doing magic nonstop for however long that battle was going on and she takes off his boots and puts pillows around him and they discuss things and it's all so very natural and then SHE KISSES HIM ON THE CHEEK! Oh, man, my inner thirteen year old schoolgirl is squeeing like crazy. ESPECIALLY SINCE I AM PICTURING NUMAIR AS IAN SOMERHALDER.

And because I am picturing Numair as Ian Somerhalder, naturally I had to rewatch select scenes from The Vampire Diaries so that I could refresh my memory of his beauty. *ahem* God, the dancing scene from the Miss Mystic episode. CAN ANYTHING BE MORE BEAUTIFUL? It still kills me, even though I've watched it like 20 times now.



EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I can't help myself. GOD, THEY ARE SO DAMN BEAUTIFUL. Oh, oh, and you know that scene in another ep where Elena, Stefan, and Bonnie are trying to convince Damon to give them the device of John Gilbert's that Isabel wanted? Well, there's this moment where Damon completely reminds me of Captain Jack Sparrow, where he tells Bonnie he doesn't trust her because he tried to kill her once, and then Elena tells him that he can trust her, and he does this eye thing and this movement with his jaw, and man do those two remind me of Jack/Elizabeth there.
firthgal: (comm - troy)
So, for awhile there I kind of weened myself off of Korean dramas and took a break from them since I was helping to take care of the family and look for jobs and whatnot, but uh... a couple days ago I finally cracked. And it turns out that Drama Fever added a few new rom-coms to its server, so of course I had to check at least one out, right? So, I chose Oh! My Lady because it sounded adorable, and it was, it was so adorable, but in addition to its adorableness, it was surprisingly emotionally stirring. I don't think I got through one episode without crying (be it happy tears or sympathy tears). But, you know, it was about parenthood and contained the cutest little girl ever, so, the fact that it made me cry should not have surprised me. But man, the acting was so, so wonderful, particularly from the lead actress and the little girl that played Ye-Eun. And the love story was older woman/younger man, something that only Korean dramas manage to pull off for me for some reason (and oh man did I get invested in this one, it was so well done. I especially loved that their respective ages weren't the real barrier between them, and in fact as the story goes on you kind of forget that there's even an age gap between them. It also helped that their feelings for each other weren't acknowledged as romantic until about the last two episodes, even though, you know, it was there under the surface of their friendship). I also loved how utterly changed the hero was by the end of the show. He just matured so naturally and it was so beautiful to watch, especially since the maturity came from a growing love for this daughter that he originally wanted nothing to do with (the story with his daughter is probably just as much of a love story as the main romance). Heck, even Gae-hwa's ex-husband showed growth by the end of the show, something that I just was not expecting at all (and in fact, his relationship with Gae-hwa almost became a little touching there at the end. Sort of). But what I really loved was that the "other man" was actually married to someone else (though they were in the midst of a divorce) and he had almost-platonic feelings for Gae-hwa and stepped aside the second he realized where Gae-hwa's heart was. And I really, really loved that the "other woman" was just kind of a passive aggressive, self-centered person who genuinely wanted Min-Woo, but she did not conspire against Gae-hwa or even harbor bad feelings toward her, and she did not carry out any ridiculous plots to get her man. In fact, she stepped aside right away too once she realized that Min-woo loved Gae-hwa. The show actually let Min-woo and Gae-hwa have problems that came from themselves rather than just outside sources, which I really, really loved (though they did have to deal with an evil agent dude, because every drama has to have a villain, right? I'm just happy that this time it wasn't a beautiful young girl who became unstable when a dude rejected her. It's nice when the rejected girl gets to be like, "Whatever, it just wasn't meant to be," rather than, "OH MY GOD, I WILL CUT A BITCH!"). So, yeah, this drama gets five stars from me, because it was delightful in every way.



The new Merlin teaser? Kind of ships Uther/Morgana even harder than the trailor shown at ComicCon does. I have a feeling that I am really, really going to enjoy series 3. UNLESS UTHER GETS KILLED, IN WHICH CASE I WILL CRY FOREVER. I don't know why I'm worried about this. It wouldn't make sense to make Arthur king until the very end, but, you know, I AM PARANOID.



The 30 Day Community Meme
Day 12 - Favorite Troy moment



There are so many utterly hilarious Troy moments, but I think this one wins. His delivery was simply amazing, and it was just this wonderfully welcome comic relief in this giant moment of romantic tension, and I love how he just kind of sidles up to Jeff and tells him the obvious, and then proceeds to have a cookie-related epiphany. ♥

Second favorite is the Forest Whitaker eye.

Day 13 - Favorite Shirley moment

Sadly, I can't find the clip on the internet, but it's from the finale when Shirley just randomly pops up with her arms up in triumph and messy hair and goes, "HAHA! JUST DID MY FIRST KEG STAND! Can't feel my legs..." Oh, Shirley. ♥ I also quite loved all of her scenes in the ep where she makes fun of Vaughn's tiny nipples. Catty Shirley is the best.

Day 14 - Favorite Pierce moment



WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE? Oh my god, only Pierce could drown in a parking lot. Twice. First, I love how dramatic everyone is in this scene. For some reason, that just makes me laugh harder. I also love that this moment shows how utterly pathetic Pierce can be, and it's his pathetic moments that really make you love him. Also, the Perfect Storm spoof was amazing, but it's probably their most underrated spoof ever, even though it was so damn epic. Oh, I love it.

next up on the curriculum... )
firthgal: (comm - troy)
So, for awhile there I kind of weened myself off of Korean dramas and took a break from them since I was helping to take care of the family and look for jobs and whatnot, but uh... a couple days ago I finally cracked. And it turns out that Drama Fever added a few new rom-coms to its server, so of course I had to check at least one out, right? So, I chose Oh! My Lady because it sounded adorable, and it was, it was so adorable, but in addition to its adorableness, it was surprisingly emotionally stirring. I don't think I got through one episode without crying (be it happy tears or sympathy tears). But, you know, it was about parenthood and contained the cutest little girl ever, so, the fact that it made me cry should not have surprised me. But man, the acting was so, so wonderful, particularly from the lead actress and the little girl that played Ye-Eun. And the love story was older woman/younger man, something that only Korean dramas manage to pull off for me for some reason (and oh man did I get invested in this one, it was so well done. I especially loved that their respective ages weren't the real barrier between them, and in fact as the story goes on you kind of forget that there's even an age gap between them. It also helped that their feelings for each other weren't acknowledged as romantic until about the last two episodes, even though, you know, it was there under the surface of their friendship). I also loved how utterly changed the hero was by the end of the show. He just matured so naturally and it was so beautiful to watch, especially since the maturity came from a growing love for this daughter that he originally wanted nothing to do with (the story with his daughter is probably just as much of a love story as the main romance). Heck, even Gae-hwa's ex-husband showed growth by the end of the show, something that I just was not expecting at all (and in fact, his relationship with Gae-hwa almost became a little touching there at the end. Sort of). But what I really loved was that the "other man" was actually married to someone else (though they were in the midst of a divorce) and he had almost-platonic feelings for Gae-hwa and stepped aside the second he realized where Gae-hwa's heart was. And I really, really loved that the "other woman" was just kind of a passive aggressive, self-centered person who genuinely wanted Min-Woo, but she did not conspire against Gae-hwa or even harbor bad feelings toward her, and she did not carry out any ridiculous plots to get her man. In fact, she stepped aside right away too once she realized that Min-woo loved Gae-hwa. The show actually let Min-woo and Gae-hwa have problems that came from themselves rather than just outside sources, which I really, really loved (though they did have to deal with an evil agent dude, because every drama has to have a villain, right? I'm just happy that this time it wasn't a beautiful young girl who became unstable when a dude rejected her. It's nice when the rejected girl gets to be like, "Whatever, it just wasn't meant to be," rather than, "OH MY GOD, I WILL CUT A BITCH!"). So, yeah, this drama gets five stars from me, because it was delightful in every way.



The new Merlin teaser? Kind of ships Uther/Morgana even harder than the trailor shown at ComicCon does. I have a feeling that I am really, really going to enjoy series 3. UNLESS UTHER GETS KILLED, IN WHICH CASE I WILL CRY FOREVER. I don't know why I'm worried about this. It wouldn't make sense to make Arthur king until the very end, but, you know, I AM PARANOID.



The 30 Day Community Meme
Day 12 - Favorite Troy moment



There are so many utterly hilarious Troy moments, but I think this one wins. His delivery was simply amazing, and it was just this wonderfully welcome comic relief in this giant moment of romantic tension, and I love how he just kind of sidles up to Jeff and tells him the obvious, and then proceeds to have a cookie-related epiphany. ♥

Second favorite is the Forest Whitaker eye.

Day 13 - Favorite Shirley moment

Sadly, I can't find the clip on the internet, but it's from the finale when Shirley just randomly pops up with her arms up in triumph and messy hair and goes, "HAHA! JUST DID MY FIRST KEG STAND! Can't feel my legs..." Oh, Shirley. ♥ I also quite loved all of her scenes in the ep where she makes fun of Vaughn's tiny nipples. Catty Shirley is the best.

Day 14 - Favorite Pierce moment



WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE? Oh my god, only Pierce could drown in a parking lot. Twice. First, I love how dramatic everyone is in this scene. For some reason, that just makes me laugh harder. I also love that this moment shows how utterly pathetic Pierce can be, and it's his pathetic moments that really make you love him. Also, the Perfect Storm spoof was amazing, but it's probably their most underrated spoof ever, even though it was so damn epic. Oh, I love it.

next up on the curriculum... )

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