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I haven't made a substantive post in ages. So here is one which I have decided shall contain good news and awesome things:

1.Heroes got cancelled! I view this as a good thing because I believe with no more canon being created it'll make it easier for me to believe that season two onwards never happened and Heroes was a one-season wonder.

2. I can't believe they cast Allison Janney on Lost. Allison freaking Janney. That is both a) awesome and b) a enormous pain in the ass because that means I may have to actually go and watch the entirety Lost even though she's only in one episode (thus is the power of Allison Janney)

3. In random stuff on Youtube that's amusing me this week, somebody made a compilation of nicknames characters call each other on The Thick of It. No nickname is used twice and it clocks in at over nine and half minutes.

4. Armando Iannucci's got funding for a new movie (a lot of funding when compared to the budget of In the Loop), one written by him and Will Smith (not that Will Smith, the other one who plays Phil in TTOI). Yay!

(And I'm going to nag you all once again to watch In the Loop because with it having being released on DVD everywhere now, there is no excuse of not having seen the movie anymore and you all should because it's one of the funniest comedies of all freaking time and it may even change the way you view politics).

5. Oh, my goodness do I love Ashes to Ashes at the moment. I do have a couple of criticisms (which are ongoing), but generally, I am so in love with this season. Nobody I know IRL watches the show (I know a few people who tried the first series but decided it was inferior to Life on Mars and stopped watching) and they tend to give me quizzical looks when I rave on about it. But this season is amazing.

But my particular love of the season comes from my new-found OT3: Ray, Shaz and Chris.

I jut think what's happening to them is such a fantastic and heartbreaking storyline. The big drama of the series is coming from the other trio: Alex, Gene and Keats. There you've got two powerful actors, and Alex, who possibly the most powerful actor of them all if she is indeed the one who can bring down Gene. And between those three, the fate of the universe is on the line, the universe inhabited by only three others we know of (besides Sam and Annie): Ray, Chris and Shaz.

And who are they? They're good cops. They're not brilliant at their jobs, but they are mostly good at them and on occasion great. But in the grand scheme of things, they're not special. They're the three normal people inhabiting a universe they believe is reality, caught in the middle of something they've only just become aware of, with their very existence on the line and they don't even know who the actors that their fates depend on are.

They're three normal people and the universe is collapsing around them. And what they don't know, and is that they're dead.

(Or at least, I'm convinced they're dead. I'm also convinced that what's on those tapes Keats was grinning over is their memories of their deaths).

And faced with the completely overwhelming, what do they do? They link arms as they stare into the consuming unknown together. Best trio ever.

Yeah, I'm completely in love with their storyline and the three of them and their relationship. It's their fate that I'm really invested in, the three people without any power or even much of a clue, but will see it through to the end together.

The writers have done really excellent work this season. Not only is the mystery tantalising, but by giving the three characters that usually provide light relief development and a storyline that's both heart-warming and tragic, I've become more emotionally invested the resolution than I would have predicted (I have a feeling the finale's going to make me cry a lot).

And now I'm off to watch Star Trek: Generations because I realised the other day that I haven't watched the movie in ages and I fell like watching Kirk die.

Date: 2010-05-19 01:29 pm (UTC)
erinpuff: (OMG Shaz)
From: [personal profile] erinpuff
I completely agree with you about Ray, Shaz, and Chris, and you put it beautifully.

The finale is going to wreck me. :-\

Date: 2010-05-19 05:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artic-fox.livejournal.com
Ignoring the A2A stuff -- I need to find time, ASAP.

But I have to say LOL @ 1. Since you let me borrow S1, I have considered that the only season that was decent. I did watch S2 and a part of S3, but my personal canon says that the Heroes-verse stops at the end of S1. :)

Date: 2010-05-19 07:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oddrid.livejournal.com
OMG CONGRATULATIONS ARMANDO AND WILL! I am all over that movie.

Also yes you definitely should watch immediately. BRB crawling into my corner and weeping because the SERIES FINALE is on Sunday. ;__;

Date: 2010-05-19 07:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] duckface666.livejournal.com
I agree with your assessment of Allison Janney. Such was her allure that I bothered to watch an episode of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip - it wasn't great.

And I am quite amused that I've managed to stumble across someone who's television tastes are almost identical to my own. And you write Thick of It fanfiction...this may be presumptuous, but will you be my livejournal wife? lol :D

Date: 2010-05-19 10:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meddow.livejournal.com
Me too. And I haven't felt so much dread at being heartbroken (in a good way) since Children of Earth Day Five (and that wreaked me so badly).

Date: 2010-05-19 10:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meddow.livejournal.com
I liked season two more than the general consensus, but it's hard to count season two and ignore season three, so out it goes too :)

Date: 2010-05-19 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meddow.livejournal.com
Without even a cast yet (which shall hopefully contain at least one or two TTOI regulars, because it would make me immensely joyful), it is the movie I'm looking forward too most in 2011.

I'm going to be hiding in my room all of series finale day.

Date: 2010-05-19 10:23 pm (UTC)
erinpuff: (Oh Shiiit)
From: [personal profile] erinpuff
Oh God, Children of Earth. D: At least with the episodes being every day, we had less time to dread in between? That week was ridiculous; I started having, to quote an lj-post I made on Day Five, "feature-length horrifying dreams."

Date: 2010-05-19 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meddow.livejournal.com
Lol. Sure :)

I've friended you back, btw. It's fantastic having people to squee about TTOI and the like with.

Date: 2010-05-19 10:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meddow.livejournal.com
One of my comments at the time was that I was so glad they'd aired it the way they had, because waiting a week between episode would have completely destroyed me. One day was bad enough. Every time I've re-watched it with people watching it for the first time, the last three episodes have been done one immediately after the other.

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