selenak: (Alicia and Diane - Winterfish)
( Mar. 31st, 2014 04:35 pm)
I can't make a spoilery Buffy comparison above the cut, so let's just say: powerful episode.

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selenak: (Alicia and Diane - Winterfish)
( Mar. 24th, 2014 05:53 pm)
In which one of my key assumptions about this show turns out to be wrong. I am impressed.

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selenak: (Alicia and Diane - Winterfish)
( Mar. 17th, 2014 06:22 pm)
In which one is tempted to sing the Veronica Mars theme song.

A long time ago we used to be friends )
selenak: (Alicia and Diane - Winterfish)
( Mar. 10th, 2014 01:40 pm)
In which the Grand Nagus is back, and so is the NSA, who never left.

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When does Elementary start again? I miss my favourite Holmes & Watson!

In other news, a few links:

The Good Wife:

An interview with Archie Panjabi about playing Kalinda

Disney movies:

An interesting bucking-the-trend reading of Frozen's Anna and The Little Mermaid's Ariel respectively

Once Upon A Time:

Simon Says (1601 words) by deemn
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Once Upon a Time (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Henry Mills & Emma Swan, Evil Queen | Regina Mills & Henry Mills
Characters: Henry Mills (Once Upon a Time), Evil Queen | Regina Mills, Emma Swan
Additional Tags: Character Study

Henry's perspective of pre-canon, Season 1 and part of Season 2, told in drabbles.

Stories that focus on Henry's shifting perspectives on his two mothers are still rare, given these are two key relationships of the show which arguably motivate more actions on said show than most others. I love this one, though I wish the author had continued it beyond the first third of s2.
selenak: (Alicia and Diane - Winterfish)
( Jan. 13th, 2014 06:09 pm)
In which Jack Bristow Victor Garber guest stars, and Cary's orientation hasn't changed.

This is a bad idea )
selenak: (Alicia and Diane - Winterfish)
( Jan. 7th, 2014 06:17 am)
This one was a bit silly, until the ending, but I didn't really mind.

That's low )
selenak: (Alicia and Diane - Winterfish)
( Dec. 3rd, 2013 10:01 am)
This is such a great season. I love it to bits.

The hundreth episode awaits )
selenak: (Alicia and Diane - Winterfish)
( Nov. 25th, 2013 01:33 pm)
In which there are guest stars I probably should know but don't, and also I'm wondering about the behavioral code of judges.

That's how we started )
selenak: (Alicia and Diane - Winterfish)
( Nov. 19th, 2013 08:11 am)
This season has really been excellent so far, especially in comparison to the last one. Actually going through with certain plot elements seems to have revitalized the show.

Make yourself indispensable )
selenak: (Alicia and Diane - Winterfish)
( Nov. 11th, 2013 08:10 pm)
In which Owen is a misguided shipper, but I don't care because my own favourite platonic duo just became an even better platonic trio.

Also, Zack is clearly the new Kalinda )
selenak: (Alicia and Diane - Winterfish)
( Oct. 27th, 2013 03:31 pm)
Back from the conference and Berlin, though not yet back in Munich. But with a chance to catch up on some tv, therefore, on with the reviews!

DianeDawning )
selenak: (Alicia and Diane - Winterfish)
( Oct. 15th, 2013 02:09 pm)
Having a cold is helpful to tv watching, as it turns out.

Gardnerdämmerung )
selenak: (Alicia and Diane - Winterfish)
( Oct. 2nd, 2013 08:51 am)
Still on a Breaking Bad high and in a mood to draw sparkling hearts around the finale. In a few months (two or three) time, when RL eases up on me, I would love to join a rewatch community. In fact, if there isn't one, I would start one, because Breaking Bad is made for rewatching and analysing each episode with hindsight. Who'd be on board?

Also, I managed to watch the season premiere of The Good Wife. A few thoughts.

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I just realised something: since, starting on Sunday, I'll be on the road for the next two weeks, every day somewhere else, armed only with my faithful Ipad, I shan't be able to watch at least the next two episodes of Breaking Bad until in two and a half or three weeks. WOE. Also, how to avoid spoilers? You, trusty friends, are really good about keeping these under cut, but other places on the internet aren't. And by the time I watch these episodes, my reviews and speculations will be rendundant. Argh!

Also, I hear we'll get a Better Call Saul spin-off. Which sounds like fun, though what I really want is Saul Goodman guest starring on a couple of other shows. Saul versus Alicia & Cary on The Good Wife, for example. (Or possibly with Alicia & Cary and against Will & Diane?) Saul Goodman versus Patty Hewes would be unfair, I guess, because, well, Patty. She'd have him for breakfast. Saul Goodman: The Apprenticeship because clearly he was an intern at Wolfram & Hart of Angel fame could be fun. And speaking of prequels, there could be at least one Once Upon A Time crossover wherein Emma Swan was tasked with getting one of Saul's clients back to town. Any other ideas?


On a completely different note, while researching something, I came across the second part of Sian Philipp's memoirs again, wherein there is a great passage of Katherine Hepburn during the filming of The Lion in Winter. (Sian Philipps: always and forever the Empress Livia in I, Claudius and thus the best evil Overlady of the Ancient World, but also during the 60s married to Peter O'Toole, hence present during the filming of The Lion in Winter. In said film, Katherine Hepburn was Eleanor of Aquitaine, Peter O'Toole, Henry II, Anthony Hopkins, Richard Lionheart:

Kate Hepburn, whom I first met when she was filming Lion in Winter, was interesting and in many ways admirable, but I couldn't help feeling envious of the way in which she seemed to have her life organised so as to have things all her own way.(...) When O'Toole, who was very smitten by her glamorous, unusual presence, was moved to say, 'My God - if I was thirty years younger I'd have given Spencer Tracy a run for his money', we looked at each other, slightly cross-eyed, wondering which of us had been insulted; Kate for being considered too old to be desirable or me, who, all things being equal, would have been discarded in favour of a younger Kate. It wasn't something to be thought about too closely, so we both smiled sweetly. When, in 1970, Kate was playing in Coco, the musical, in New York, O'Toole and I dined at her house before leaving for South America. As we left, she grabbed me by the arm and hissed, 'You let him push you around - stop it. I'm spoiled.Get spoiled!' I nodded, smiling, and thought I'd like to see her try getting her own way with O'Toole, were she thirty years younger. Not a chance. I remember her as spoiled and selfish indeed but what wonderful common sense she had. And she took what she wanted and paid for it, and, I would hazard, has rarely had occasion to regret her choices.(...)

The most extraordinary things happen in our profession. I'm sure Anthony Hopkins would agree that he was, in 1968, the least likely candidate for international super stardom and respectable knighthood. The he went to America, made some awful movies, temporarily renounced the theatre, nearly killed himself in a car, joined AA, and became one of our most senior, respectable ennobled actors. Hepburn was one of Tony's first mentors in the movies. O'Toole, against the wishes of the American producers and the casting director, had insisted on engaging him for
Lion in Winter. (John Castle was another of his 'finds' and Nigel Terry also - a remarkable, very Cornish actor.) When Tony played his first scene with Kate she took him by the shoulders and turned him away from her. 'There's the camera - over there. It needs to see you.'
selenak: (Alicia and Diane - Winterfish)
( Apr. 29th, 2013 06:49 pm)
In which your faithfull reviewer might just have danced the dance of joy.

whistling as I type )
selenak: (Alicia and Diane - Winterfish)
( Apr. 23rd, 2013 10:44 am)
This one came across mostly as a set u episode for the impending season finale.

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selenak: (Alicia and Diane - Winterfish)
( Apr. 20th, 2013 07:57 am)
More fannish catching up

What price idealism? )


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