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Why on earth did the Democrats allow Roland Burris to take his seat? Surely they had to know that it would come back to bite them on the arse? Or are they actually that stupid? Maybe best not to answer that one.

And my Highlander viewing continues. A lot of Duncan's problems could be easily solved by, you know, not being a self-righteous git and telling people things once in a while. Like in the one with the 19 year old girl who had just turned immortal and who is rescued by him from the morgue. Duncan, of course, tells her to stay hidden and then heads out on some important errand or other. Does he tell her why she should stay hidden, like because other immortals like to wander around and chop each others heads off and she doesn't know how to fight? Nooooo, because then she might actually listen. Instead she senses another immortal and does what any 19 year old would do and heads out to see what's up. When it turns out he's skeevy dude who likes to get fresh young immortals, cart them round the world, and then whore them out as bait for the luring of other immortals, does Duncan tell her this? Or that he knows about it because of personal experience and how he knows that Skeevy Dude chops off their heads? OF COURSE NOT. The natural outcome is that she thinks that maybe Skeevy Dude is not so bad and cavorts on boat with him.

However, I must admit to finding the episode with the demonic immortal kid quite pleasing. That child actor was pretty good at being evil. There should be an evil Highlander show with him and Marc Singer. THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

ETA: And! I am reading an awesome version of Madame Bovary written by the great sensation novelist M.E. Braddon. I shall post on it later, including the scene where one of the characters describes how he could turn The Vicar of Wakefield into a sensation novel. That's really awesome.
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Man, Season Three of Highlander is bad. Though on the plus side at least they seem to have stopped the Duncan in the 'Hood stories in favour of revisiting both his many loves and his many grizzled and unwashed opponents of yesteryear who rise like phoenixes to annoy him. Oh, and Amanda is back just to make sure my cup is running over with mediocrity.

ETA: Oh! But I forgot the hilarity of Joe's MONTAGE OF PAIN AND TRAGIC MEMORY. I liked it when they transposed freeze frames of his agonized and shrieking face in appropriate moments when he was singing a blues song.
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I've spent vast quantities of my time wondering why immortals, who are generally total wankers anyway so it's not an issue of morality, fight it out by walking up to their victims, announcing their intention to be the only one, pulling out their giant sword and then fighting it out. If I were an immortal with no morals I'd shoot other immortals and then chop off their heads. Clearly, super evil immortal from the Fine Young Cannibals had the same brilliant idea. I APPROVE VERY MUCH OF THIS.

Also you know Duncan is getting on my nerves when I watch an episode of Highlander and side with Ritchie. With Ritchie. That's like the earth turning out to be flat.
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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.
lesbiassparrow: (THEY MOVE LIKE COUGARS)
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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I may or may not have ordered season 2 and 3 of Highlander. How can you not love a show with

1. Mountain men who MOVE LIKE COUGARS

2. Evil mimes

3. Joan Jett drowning helpless women in ornamental ponds and then killing off a baby for good measure

4. Highway men and many (so many!) bad wigs and even more terrifying accents.

But, God, I loathe Boy Wonder. I understand he's here for the duration too. I also spend a long time wondering whether immortals are born smug and (mainly) bonkers and homicidal or if they get that way after years of living on the whole really pointless lives. They're not really very bright either: no one ever seems to wonder why there 'Can be only one' or who made the rules in the first place. Instead, they just whip out the swords and start chopping. As a strategy developed over milennia it seems somewhat lacking.

ETA: Man, Amanda is irritating. Didn't she get her own show? That strikes me as a bad decision.
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THE MOUNTAIN MAN EPISODE OF HIGHLANDER. MARK SINGER. SHENNANIGANS IN THE WILD. ABDUCTING WOMENFOLK.

ETA: THE MOUNTAIN MEN MOVE LIKE COUGARS AND FOR SOME REASON DUNCAN HAD A FLASHBACK TO FIGHTING A MOUNTAIN MAN OF OLD. MARC SINGER IS PUTTING HIS GRIEVIN' BEHIND HIM BY ABDUCTING A NEW WOMAN.

ETA: "YOU KILLED HER MAN, BOYS." OMG THIS IS SO AWESOME. SINGER IS GIVING IT HIS COMPLETE CRAZY UTMOST.

ETA 3: THIS IS THE SINGLE MOST AMAZING THING I HAVE EVER SEEN. I JUST CAN'T EXPRESS HOW TOTALLY BIZARRE IT IS. I AM CONVINCED THAT MARK SINGER'S CRAZY EYES ARE COMING FOR ME AND HE WILL EAT MY SOUL.

ETA 4: "FIRST I TAKES YOUR QUICKENING THEN I TAKE YOUR WOMAN" Man, they just don't write lines like that anymore.

I have a horrifying vision of me buying further seasons on DVD
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1. What happens to immortal heads after the whole lightning thing? Do they explode? Because they only seem to have the bodies left.

2. Why does Duncan wear such terrible, old man trousers? It's as if they picked the least flattering trousers they could find in all of Canada and then clad him in them.

3. Does Boy Wonder Sidekick ever become less annoying? Or is he fated to be appalling teen comic relief forever?

4. In the years before quick, safe transit how did Duncan ever possibly manage to travel around so much? And do they ever run out of periods for him to have flashbacks in? They must do at some point, right?
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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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