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Number list of mostly random but sometimes related thoughts time!

1. The other day I was thinking about who in RTD's Who universe, the same ideas keep on being used throughout with new spins on them (for example, the idea behind Father's Day was used in Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane, and that evolved into Turn Left, or the repeating motif of the bride, and something occurred to me: cut for speculation based on casting spoilers and the ending of Children of Earth )

2. Watched V and was really disappointed. The buzz coming out of comicon was that it was brilliant, but the dialogue was appalling at times, the characters really thin and the whole thing was executed with the subtly of an anvil (it really doesn't get more heavy handed than a crucifix falling over and shattering as the space ship enters orbit). Plus it felt so rushed.

3. The latest episode of House was also disappointing. Although is about time the writers managed to find an excuse to get Hugh Laurie back in a period costume.

4. In other Hugh Laurie-as-the-Prince-Regent related win: I cannot believe I did not know of the existence of this Annie Lennox music video until a couple of days ago. Though really, who would pick John Malkovich over Hugh Laurie?

5. I miss Blackadder.

6. I've really gotten into FlashForward after the last episode. But then, how could I not with the casting that show has. Last episode had Sulu, Shakespeare and River Song investigating some crazy nihilist cult lead by Leoben. Not to mention, the huge disaster at the heart of it was apparently caused by the alliance of Meriadock Brandybuck and Steve from Coupling.

7. A trailer for Invictus has been released which is a movie I really want to see for many reason, rugby being one of the few sports I will actually watch on occasion, and I do remember watching that particular World Cup match when I was a kid (of course, I was cheering for the other team, and it will be interesting to see how the media in NZ covers the movie since it's widely believed that the All Blacks were deliberately poisoned before that match). I really want to see some day a movie made about another the 1981 Springbok Tour of New Zealand, which was another time rugby and apartheid mixed. I just think the mixture of the two teams playing against each other against the violence between police and rioters outside the stadiums would make for an awesome sports movie. That's me though, if I made a sports movie it wouldn't be feel good flick, it would be about violence, politics, racism and New Zealand's screwed up national psyche.

8. Finally, I have developed a crush on David Strathairn. Is that weird?

Telly!

Oct. 3rd, 2009 02:45 pm
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Haven't been up to much lately. Have been watching a lot of TV though:

Flash Forward - I've seen the first two episodes of this show and I am completely hooked. The first episode was sort of the half way point between Lost and the first season of Heroes – Lost in its visual style and feel, but Heroes in it's theme of 'can you change the future?' - but in the second episode it comes onto its own. The second episode opening with the kids I felt was absolutely fantastic. Plus the writers seems to subscribe to the Steven Moffat school of making everyday things as creepy as hell to scare the audience.

Plus, on top of the awesome regular cast, which includes Joseph Fiennes, Jack Davenport and John Cho (Shakespeare! Norrington! Sulu!), Alex Kingston was in the pilot, Shohreh Aghdashloo's got a guest role and I believe Gina Torres is going to be in the next episode. Oh, and I actually give a damn about the love triangle. That so rarely happens. But then, the husband is Joseph Fiennes and the other man is Jack Davenport and there's a cool fate vs. free will aspect to it, so it's one of the hottest and most interesting love triangles that I've come across.

Only major problem that needs to be fixed is the clunky exposition dialog. It's not a Heroes level of bad, but it's still bad enough to let the show down.

Glee - Still ridiculously in love with the show, although I'm finding the pacing and the amount of things happening in an episode a bit weird. My favourite bits of late were the football team dancing to 'Single Ladies' and the sing-off between Lea Michele and Kristen Chenoweth to 'Maybe This Time'. And I ship Kurt/Finn.

House - The opening was so very good it nearly made up for the disappointment I felt with the season five finale. Nearly. It depends where the Huddy story goes (hopefully away to die). The next one was back to the same old, and was a bit of a miss. Although I've moved from hating Foreman/Thirteen to just finding the relationship boring, which I suppose is a positive step.

SJA - In case you haven't seen them: pictures have emerged of David Tennant's guest stint, and they are very squee worthy. Although, I do have concerns about the episode based on it's title.

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