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24 September 2011 @ 12:57 am
random post of random including TV talking and birthdays and stuff\  
1. Happy birthday to valhalla37! I hope you're having a smashing time and that your next year is full of awesome things, job-wise and everything else-wise, and may it also be filled with Jeremy Davies getting a lead on a good show or appearing in as many places as possible. ♥ and if you have prompts or anything I'll see what I can do. :)

1b. Incidentally, also happy birthday to Bruce Springsteen, Ray Charles and John Coltrane. Why wasn't -I- born on Sept. 23rd?

1c. Oh, and double incidentally, I hope Misha is having the time of his life at his kid's birthday party. Another one who picked a good day to be born, unlike myself.

2. In RL news: university is currently making me want to commit harakiri in ten different ways. (And I ended up refusing my grade at that stupid exam and ended this close to arguing with my professor but whaaatever. Next time.) In better news, my tooth is apparently fixed and also not sensitive anymore, and it's good that it's done with. In I-don't-even-know news, after the high school reunion I'm apparently facing a junior high reunion. I'm totally not convinced that it's a good idea, since it's the kind of thing where you should bring popcorn and munch while people strangle each other virtually, but we shall see. And yoga started again, and it's been glorious. At least that.

3. Also, I've seen a lot of TV in the last two days.

3a) SILLY SLASHY MINDLESS SHOW I MISSED YOU. And now, IT HAS A LOST REUNION :DDDDD really the best thing was Terry O' Quinn and DDK arguing about stuff WHILE ON HAWAII. I'm not past that yet lol. I hope TOQ stays a while because I had forgotten how good it feels to let yourself like his characters. Also: Masi Oka now being a regular = I APPROVE. Max is adorable and I want to squish him forever. Also: Steve and Danny stay married forever. Also: BRUCE FROM JUDGING AMY IS THE NEW GOVERNOR. I very much approve. It's still not even remotely plausible, but I never watched H50 for the plot coherency. The one thing I want explained is Jenna, because I really liked her and could do without her being some Very Bad Person, but I'm interested in where they go with it. Also Kono, kick ass any day. Overall I thought it wwas better than finale and pre-finale and P. Diddy ep all put together, so I'll just say welcome back silly show.

3b) MY FEELINGS. I AM FULL OF FEELINGS.

- Mostly: Alaric waking up half-naked and assuming it was Damon banging on his door was the best thing that ever happened ever. I don't even. PERFECTION. SHIP.

- Also: Elena, thanks for not giving up on your boyfriend and smack sense into Alaric, because I love you three being a dysfunctional family unit.

- Damon ganging up with Alaric because clearly Alaric called HIM for back-up was like, idek, PERFECTION again. Ship, don't ever change.

- Stefan, AWWW. SAVING YOUR BROTHER SNEAKILY. NICE, STEFAN. Also it was nice seeing Damon coming to terms with the fact that they're erotically codependent. ;)

- Klaus totally wants to screw Stefan senseless on every possible surface.

- That said, basically this ep was me being like 'LOL' at people I didn't like. IE: at Klaus when his hybrid project failed and at Carol when she found out that her son was a supposed monster too. I should feel bad, but.

- HRG FROM HEROES IS CAROLINE'S DAD. WHAT'S THIS MINDFUCKERY. HE DOESN'T KILL HER I HOPE.

- Tyler is rocking that hair. Also people MATT HAS A STORYLINE I can't get over the shock of it. Also I still maintain that Matt offering Tyler to look at him while he turned was sweet. Interspecies threesome, you can still happen! *hopes*

- So Vicky wants to come back and Anna says not to trust her? I say two things: a) trust Anna (because she looks a lot more sane) and b) CALL BONNIE BACK, PEOPLE.

- In conclusion: SHOW NEVER STOP BEING MORE AWESOME THAN I COULD EVER GIVE YOU CREDIT FOR. Also Damon, you look DELICIOUS in the moonlight.

3c) Errr. Basically, I decided I'm watching this for Nestor Carbonell's eyelashes. Which is a pity because the premise is good, but the execution is being... kind of ridiculous. By the second episode I already couldn't buy that NO ONE understood that Bridget is posing as her sister (seriously?). And the whole thing about hiding the body was hilarious - that thing should have started to smell waaaay before the party started. The acting is good in the sense that the material is what it is and they do the best that they can with it, but if it wasn't for Nestor Carbonell's face I'm not sure I'd stick with it. Ioan Gruffudd is lovely as well, though. I can't complain about the eye candy. Also, I had missed Maybelline's face, so I guess I can stick with it since it's not like I have that many shows going on.

This one I liked! :D It didn't grab me with a punch to the gut but the premise is good, the acting is as well and I enjoyed the pilot a lot, so it's sticking. And I can finally watch something with Michael Emerson without thinking 'geez he's a good actor but CHARACTER GTFO MY SCREEN'. So I'll be sticking with it for now.

Also: BOARDWALK EMPIRE IS BACK THIS WEEK! :DDDDDDDDD aaand SPN is back today! Tomorrow for me! I'm feeling ridiculously giddy and happy and flailing about the first and... re the second, I'm totally unspoiled and just wanting to see what happens, and I'm glad that it's back altogether because by now I've been wrecking myself after it for five years, it'd feel wrong not angsting about it anymore. Tho please FSM let Castiel have a good story, thanks.

4. Also, I might not be the greatest Foo Fighters geek on this planet but when I see this kind of stuff I'm glad that they exist.



The best thing is that out of the Westboro people just one understood they were being made fun of by the people they were picketing.

5. PM is being disgusting beyond any limit. Germans on my FL: sorry regarding his comments re your PM, who's surely a lot more competent than him. (And way more attractive, all things considered.) basically: guy said in a wiretapping stuff that would make me say 'well let them be bankrupt' if I were her. thankfully for everyone I'm not. Also, my favorite Italian program got axed because he didn't appreciate that they did satire about him/invited people he didn't like. The second I know when we vote, since they're not lasting until the term is done, I'll mark days on a calendar.

6. Next post should have a bunch of recs. Which I didn't do this summer but I want to see if I can pick up the habit. Hopefully...

7. Aaand that's it for now. I'll go to bed crossing my fingers for good things to happen on SPN. Or better, to Castiel, who am I fooling..
 
 
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halfdutch: Ringer by mehalfdutch on September 23rd, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
Ha, yes, so far on Person of Interest, I don't want to strangle Michael Emerson. Really, one of my biggest issues with him on Lost was how it became the Ben show. And then, y'know, the Ben and Locke and Jacob and Esau show. Is it wrong that Jim Caviezel is hot even as a homeless guy?

Ringer isn't great but I'm giving it leeway for SMG and Nestor. So far.
the female ghost of tom joad: lost richardjanie_tangerine on September 23rd, 2011 11:27 pm (UTC)
I KNOW? The Ben show was my main problem from S3 onward... or well, then it became the Jacob and fake!Locke show and it wasn't the Ben!show either but we get each other. ;) which was a problem because ME is pretty good and I want to enjoy his acting, but on Lost I just couldn't after a certain point. And Jim Caveziel was totally hot even with that beard. Mmmm. I like!

That. I'm more in it for Nestor than for anything else but until I get to see his face I can work with it. Also the Vampire Diaries sucked for six episodes and then it became good, so who knows.
halfdutch: Inception Arthur Cobb by janine83halfdutch on September 23rd, 2011 11:34 pm (UTC)
Bones was also terrible at first, fwiw, and then it evolved into a (mostly) fun, enjoyable show with characters I love.

I can't believe Nestor's character, who's supposed to be a smart cookie, didn't peg "Siobhan" as Bridget instantly since she clearly recognized him on that "first" meeting. Or maybe everyone does an exaggerated doubletake when they first meet him. ;) Ah, TV, again, what are you gonna do?
the female ghost of tom joad: inceptionjanie_tangerine on September 24th, 2011 07:51 am (UTC)
Good to know! Mostly the point here is how soon they find out that Bridget is Bridget, because if it goes on for another five or six episodes I won't be able to take anyone seriously.

And I know? I was like 'GEEZ DIDN'T YOU RECOGNIZE HER? *FACEPALM*. But yeah maybe he's just adjusted to everyone swooning as soon as his eyelashes are into their line of sight. ;) ;) ;)
elliotsmelliot: Boardwalk Empireelliotsmelliot on September 24th, 2011 02:33 am (UTC)
Which is a pity because the premise is good, but the execution is being... kind of ridiculous

Agreed. But Nestor's eyelashes alone are plot within themselves!

I'm looking forward to Boardwalk Empire too!
the female ghost of tom joad: boardwalk empirejanie_tangerine on September 24th, 2011 07:38 am (UTC)
I think that his eyelashes should have a separate contract. ;) ;) oh, so lovely eyelashes in such a lovely face....

I'm so excited! :DD
The Cleaveragekel_reiley on September 24th, 2011 03:52 am (UTC)
omg, dave grohl, you are my favorite ♥
the female ghost of tom joad: musicjanie_tangerine on September 24th, 2011 07:40 am (UTC)
He's awesome. ♥ I can only AGREE.
Fangirlage like WHOA.: LOST/TVD // Boone - Dest: Mystic Fallshopelessfangirl on September 24th, 2011 07:35 pm (UTC)
I hope TOQ stays a while because I had forgotten how good it feels to let yourself like his characters.

Same here! Although my mom said she doesn't trust him and now the seed has been planted in my head and I'm wondering if he's got an ulterior motive, too. But I'm trying to suppress that thought and just be happy he seems legit for the time being. ;)

Alaric waking up half-naked and assuming it was Damon banging on his door was the best thing that ever happened ever.

Ahaha, I thought of you immediately. ;)

HRG IS CAROLINE'S DAD, ASJFSDFJDSLGSGF. MINDFUCK INDEED! ALL OF MY THOUGHTS ARE IN CAPSLOCK.

And of course I second everything about Ringer and Person of Interest. We should be Ringer buddies and make fun of the show together every week. XD (Though hopefully it gets better and we won't have to make fun of it in the first place, lol.)
the female ghost of tom joad: the vampire porn carolinejanie_tangerine on September 24th, 2011 08:40 pm (UTC)
Your mom probably has a point but.. I JUST WANT TO LIKE HIS CHARACTERS AGAIN. Also Lost reunion. DID ANYTHING ELSE HAPPEN?

Fff I'm the poster girl for obvious! ;) ;)

I CAN'T - HRG IS CAROLINE'S FATHER IDEK THIS IS LIKE OF STAR WARS DIMENSIONS! XDDD (wherein Caroline is Luke Skywalker obviously. XDDDDDDD)

... if there was any way for me to watch Ringer live I'd SO TOTALLY WATCH IT WITH YOU BECAUSE OMG MOCKING IT IS JUST TOO FUNNY. But yeah hopefully people find out who Bridget really is next week and I can buy that not all of them are completely clueless and it can get good? Hopefully? If not I'll just stare at Nestor's eyelashes and hope that the CW offers him that show where he looks at himself in a mirror for forty minutes, because I think it'd make smashing ratings. ;)
valhalla37: dan; coloursvalhalla37 on September 27th, 2011 01:23 am (UTC)
Thank you so, so much for the birthday wishes! You're too sweet! :D *hugs*

And oooh, the Boss? I think I knew that, but totally forgot ... my birthday just got a whole lot cooler! ;P

I just got HBO back -- finally -- and I'm kind of debating Boardwalk Empire. Not that I need another hour of television to watch each week, but I keep hearing how great it is ...
the female ghost of tom joad: bruce springsteen b/wjanie_tangerine on September 27th, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! :D and heee yes you share a birthday with the immense. ;) ;)

YESS WATCH IT. It's good! So good! And the acting! It started pretty slow but it picked up mid-season one and it's being pretty amazing. :DD
ozmissage: TVD. Alaric.ozmissage on September 27th, 2011 04:10 pm (UTC)
The Alaric material so far this season has been MIND-BLOWINGLY awesome. I can't even deal. I mean they're giving him meaty, emotional character stuff and making him shirtless. I love the writers. <333

But Bonnie! Where is she, darn it?

The HRG reveal made me squee. It's so nice to see Jack Coleman's face again.

the female ghost of tom joad: the vampire porn alaricjanie_tangerine on September 27th, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
I KNOW? I'M DELIIIGHTEEEED :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD he has a storyline and he's shirtless and thinks that Damon harasses him while being shirtless! WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE?

Yeah, girl, get back from vacation before your boyfriend does stupid things...

I KNOW? XDD my feelings are all over the place. And yeah I missed his face, though not enough not to quit Heroes mid S3 because I couldn't take the massacre anymore.
upupa_epops: [tvd] Jenna/Alaricupupa_epops on September 27th, 2011 06:49 pm (UTC)
Bonnie definitely needs to come back and kick some sense into Jeremy's ass. Alaric was priceless XDDDD. A boy scout slash vampire slayer XDDDDDD.

I'm sorry your uni gives you trouble :(.
the female ghost of tom joad: the vampire porn alaricjanie_tangerine on September 27th, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
THAT. Jeremy, don't fuck with stuff you don't know about, TELL YOUR PSYCHIC GIRLFRIEND NOW. Or trust Anna at least. Alaric was so amazing, I can't even. XDD I'd so date a boy scout like that. ;)

Thanks <3 though Italian uni is a continuous source of trouble, so by now I should be adjusted. Or at least being in the acceptance stage.
upupa_epops: [tvd] Damon pije krewupupa_epops on September 27th, 2011 08:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks <3 though Italian uni is a continuous source of trouble, so by now I should be adjusted. Or at least being in the acceptance stage.

Oh boy, sounds just like home. I've just started my sixth year at uni. NOTHING annoys me any more. I'm calm like a lovechild of Mark Aurelius and Dalai Lama. I'm sorry yours upsets you, though :(.