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Holy god, that was genuinely, painfully bad. And not in an entertaining way. The Irish accents!* The Gaelic! The complete lack of acting ability by anyone attached to the episode. Crazy, emo Macleod with horrific hair having it off with the 'Irish' terrorist was just horrible icing on the Do Not Want Cake. And why does Duncan always want to save people who've slaughtered their way through vast swathes of people?

I am still having problems with working out where the Immortals put their swords most of the time. They always try and convince me that they've had them strapped to their backs even though clearly this IS NOT TRUE. Or under the smallest jackets in the world. Look, that fecking sword is several feet long; ain't no way you were hiding that.


*I cannot work out why they always hire people with such terrible accents. There's plenty of Irish actors to go around! You could probably get one cheap!
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Highlander, you are a cheating jade. I SAY THAT AND I MEAN IT.

Boy wonder and Tessa get shot and Boy Wonder turns out to be immortal but not Tessa? THIS IS THE MOST PERFECT SIGN OF INJUSTICE IN THE WORLD THAT THERE HAS EVER BEEN. YOU BASTARDS, I HAVE NO WORDS FOR MY WRATH. NOW WHO WILL DUNCAN MAKE HIS ONE EXPRESSION TO? HE HAD BETTER NOT TURN INTO THE MAN WHORE HE CLEARLY WAS IN THE PAST.
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SEASON 2 OPENED WITH A FLASH BACK TO THE BIG FIGHT WITH THE MOUNTAIN MAN. COMPLETE WITH "FIRST I TAKES YER QUICKENING AND THEN I TAKE YER WOMAN."

Oh, Highlander, why are you so good to me?

ETA: The Watchers, apart from the homicidal one, seemed a bit useless. (Isn't that always the way? It's the murderous nutters that stand out.) I feel it's very wrong that I always get Tessa and Boy Wonder as a package deal; I like Tessa, I don't like Boy Wonder. I know that you will all be delighted to hear that the writing has not significantly improved. The second episode has BIKER DUDES TRYING STUNTS AND ONE OF THEM FALLING IN THE WATER AS THE OTHER ONE SAYS "SO...WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO DIE. TELL ME, ETC."

ETA 2: "What happened to you, my friend?"
"Life happened, man."

It's got motorbikes! The pointless flashback of sniffing the air! People who don't care no more! A touching tale of how Duncan taught someone to make great photographs. And some random guy shooting someone in a flashback over his boy dying.
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Upon reflection, I felt that Mountain Men was too wondrous an episode of Highlander not to share with everyone.

Behold the wonders of Mountain Men! You may never be the same again afterwards. )
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Someone lent me season 1 of this on DVD and it is superbly cheesy. Like cheesy toast with a side of cheese on a cheese plate. (I've seen random episodes before but I suspect never season 1. Or if I did I forgot all about the annoying boy wonder sidekick.) I love how, like every other immortal being ever in the history of ever, Duncan MacLeod also suffers from the curse of flashbacks that feature lots of bad clothing and worse accents. Um, also, boy wonder sidekick just made eyes at Duncan in a really disturbing way.

Plus I am still watching The Mentalist and relishing its many delights. While the main attraction is obviously Simon Baker and his rumpledness and grin, I quite like them all, including boss lady who is certainly not interested at all in him and mainly seems to wonder how she got saddled with him and his wacky genius. Despite my unrepentant shipping ways I quite approve of this; I rather hope she turns out to be a lesbian so he doesn't get his manpain cured by the love of a good woman. I really want an icon of her rolling her eyes as Simon Baker grins in the background.
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You have no idea how much I want Nate to be forced to sell his virtue once more to some mature woman who can buy him nice clothes and trot him out like a pony. The selling of Nate's virtue so his mother wouldn't worry too much, remains the single most entertaining story on Gossip Girl for me. Most of the time I just hate most of them and then hope that Blair doesn't get into Yale because watching her reaction would be massively entertaining. Besides, she really needs to be shipped off to the same college as Chuck. Where they would be forced to room together and raise his monkey.
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1. I love the Mentalist like a crazy woman. It's so comforting and soothing watching Simon Baker be always right in his slightly rumpled three piece suit. And, no, I am not going to interrogate what that says about me.

2. No matter how many ads I am shown for Eleventh Hour I WILL NEVER WATCH IT. Not sure why, maybe because they made me hate Rufus Sewell's character with the first set and he looks as smug as the smuggest person in smugville. Which, in case you might not guess, is pretty smug.

3. Atheist Bus Advertising Campaign FTW. There needs to be more campaigns of this sort.
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From IMDB, I present a comment on 21 Jump Street:

"This was definitely a quality show. This show was a far cry from what the Fox network eventually became. Many of the scripts dealt with what young people go through on a day to day basis and used a cop show to show it. Issues like date rape, drugs, teen suicide, school violence and incest were all covered in the first two years of this show. When Jump Street premiered, it was the shot heard round the world due to the fact that it was the very first show to air on the Fox network, which at the time was only being broadcast on Sunday nights and it ushered in a whole new era in television. Also, Johnny Depp wasn't the only good thing about this show."

...'ushered in a whole new era in television' indeed. And, I am sorry, but Johnny Depp is manifestly about the only good thing on the show. Tragically almost all the episodes on this set are Deppless, except for the horrific one set in the future where they recall great moments in their past. Including a startling amount of clips of girlfriends being shot. (Most, but not all, belong to Depp's character.)

THIS SHOW IS SO DREADFUL THAT IT MAKES THAT NEW KNIGHTRIDER NOT SEEM LIKE THE DEPTH OF COMPLETE AND UTTER CRAPITUDE THAT IT IS.
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The public library had a real treat for me today: 3 random discs of 21 Jump Street, better known as the show Johnny Depp would probably rather forget he ever took part in. My god, it is awesomely delightful and dreadful with as fine a crop of mullets as you would ever want to see anywhere. I am thrilled that the discs started with a 'Just Say No' to drugs episode* which intersects with people having trauma over Challenger exploding.

ETA: So much badly acted teen manpain (or would that be teenpain? boypain?). SO AWESOMELY AWFUL.

ETA 2: I am filled with delight over the really dreadful theme song (with necessary montage of Our Heroes) and all round appalling acting. An added bonus is reading comments on IMDB which insist that this is a truly great show.

ETA 3: Each episode is written with all the subtlety of a neon sign. I bet these are the people behind the new Knightrider.

ETA 4: So cutting edge is this show there has been a lesbian scene. Well, an attempted lesbian scene. Done with the delicate touch of a person smashing things with bricks.

*In which turning your family in for drug use is said to be your civic duty.

Smallville

Sep. 28th, 2008 12:23 am
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So, I'm watching the first episode of the new season of Smallville, as we all know that I love rubbish and someone just reminded me that Smallville is reliably low quality TV with many pretty people. But as I haven't seen it for years, since long before Lois was added, there are all of these new characters who are rather a shock to the system. But mainly I am wondering about Lois: um, is she always this shrill and rather horrid? It might work better if she didn't also seem to have been dropped on her head often as a child. There appears little for her be smug about in the brains department.

ETA: Also! I am lazy, so can someone tell me what Chloe's job is these days?
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OH. MY. GOD.

IT'S LIKE THE IRISH MADE A KDRAMA BUT DECIDED THAT THEIRS WOULD BE EVEN BETTER AND HAVE THE POTATO FAMINE AND MUD AND DONEGAL AND EVERYTHING.

ETA: And despite this being the McGann brothers and Michael Kitchen show, the female roles and actresses are pretty damn good. Also, I cried buckets at the end. And throughout.

ETA 2: I am not saying I will, but there is a strong possibility I will watch that all over again. And, unnervingly, even though it was all about misery and Ireland in its worse moments I now really, really miss home. *slinks damply off to mope and sniffle*
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Despite having spent an hour and a half on the phone trying to get my internet to work I am now happy because I am watching The Hanging Gale, a thrilling tale set in mid 19th century Ireland, which is full of McGann brothers,* Irish manhood, and English perfidy. We've had a passel of killings and airings of the grievances and they haven't even hit the famine yet.

ETA: Now there is manly weeping. The McGanns are all very good at this.

ETA 2: Okay, so despite their potato crop being right outside their house the McGann brothers didn't notice the blight? I mean, I know they were off killing land agents a lot of the time, defying their father, and then having wakes, but still!

ETA 3: Oh and it's got Michael Kitchen as the new land agent. So far I think they've tried to kill him twice and we're only the second episode.

ETA 4: I MUST GET THE SECOND DISK FROM THE LIBRARY. Also, why is there no forbidden love yet? And clearly 90% of Donegal in the 19th century was mud. Strategically arranged mud in which the McGanns could wallow and fight people.

ETA 5: WE HAVE ACHIEVED FORBIDDEN LOVE.

ETA 6: I THINK THEY ARE LINING UP DOUBLE FORBIDDEN LOVE. This is clearly the best show ever especially because it is set in Donegal. Donegal makes everything better.

ETA 7: Needs more forbidden love and less stick fighting but apart from that this is AWESOME.

ETA 8: You have no idea how sad I am to discover that the 2 discs I possess are all there is to this miniseries and that it is almost over. WOES.

*All four (!) of them!
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1. So via Calixa I have found that I can't watch Gossip Girl on the Canadaian telly tonight. There goes that plan.

2. I think I shall watch Prison Break even though I've never seen an episode as it sounds like it could be potentially Kdramaish. Is there any new show I should start watching? I like: melodrama, amnesia, mortal illnesses, and more melodrama. Not really picky about the setting. Oh, and star crossed love. If the people in love also have the amnesia and illness that's the best.

3. I was going to watch East of Eden, a brand spanking new Kdrama, but it's 50 episodes long. That's a bit too much of an investment for me, so instead I shall catch up on some back viewing: Beautiful Days. I think there's a mortal illness in that. Plus repressed people.

4. People on Robin of Sherwood are now throwing axes at the sheriff. Excellent even if it means that I am ON THE LAST EPISODE OH NOES AND NOW MY REWATCH IS OVER AND I HAVE A ROBIN OF SHERWOODLESS FUTURE TO LOOK FORWARD TO. IT IS COLD AND BLEAK, MY FRIENDS.

Fall TV

Aug. 17th, 2006 03:38 pm
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Since I probably can't just keep watching only doramas all Autumn and the only show I currently really watch is Lost, I am casting around for new shows to watch. Does anyone want to pimp me some new shows? Or an older show which I might have missed? I'd prefer something I don't have to watch all the back episodes of to make sense of, but other than that I am pretty easy to please. If there are pretty people to admire I will watch almost anything...

(But I think I will be giving going back to BSG a miss until I hear everyone going on about how good it is again.)

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