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Or, Snowy River goes Italian. Even they, however, cannot hide the horror of the mustache. Nothing can.



ALSO: Did you know that in Vietnam it was called "Người đàn ông trên dòng sông băng"? No, I have not spent 30 minutes looking on the internets to see where I could find the rest of the series.
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Apparently this entire thing is based on some song or other about a guy who chases a wild horse down a cliff. It has all the fine writing that you would expect from such a pedigree.

[livejournal.com profile] caerbannog this one is for you and your birthday. Jackman the Emo Sailor wishes you many happy returns. And for [livejournal.com profile] sajia: it's not Korean and drama queens, but there is womanpain of a sort.

Are you sure you are ready for this? ARE YOU SURE? )
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*weeps* I watched nine episodes and that was all there was in my collection. Smart buggers included all the ones with Hugh Jackman and then some totally mad ones. LIKE THE ONE WITH THE MYSTIC HEALING AND SOME MAD VEILED WOMAN AND THE TEA.

I can't believe I am almost thinking about where I might watch some more. OH GOD THIS IS WORSE THAN STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN. [livejournal.com profile] large_nom_ai one day - when you least expect - it I will have my revenge. Oh yes, I will.
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1. Not all that impressed really. Though he gallops well.

2. Even less impressed by 'savage' dog that apparently manages to kill huge calves and threatens the useless MacGregor daughter. It looks distressingly fluffy and not savage at all. But then useless MacGregor daughter is useless.

3. Don't know why everyone kept telling the MacGregor Daughter in Law (the one who is married to the rector and I thought might have been a whore but wasn't) that she should make up with the mother who abandoned her (and who I think did not have a firm grasp on her virtue). I believe she was quite right to be pissed and indignant. Plus they made her waitress while heavily pregnant. (ETA: I think she must have the world's longest pregnancy. She's like an elephant with the amount of time she's been carrying that child. All the while looking quite svelte.)

4. Jackman left because he felt THE CALL OF THE SEA. It was quite hilariously badly written, like the rest of the show.

5. I had more things to say but I feel I have tormented you enough.

PS: THE GYPSY EPISODE IS STILL THE BEST ONE. THEY ATE FIRE AND DANCED AND HAD AN ACCORDION.

ETA 6: THEY HAD A MYSTICAL EPISODE. A BLOODY MYSTICAL EPISODE. I LOVE HOW THEY ALSO MADE THE GIRL WHO HAD MYSTICALLY COME BACK TO LIFE AFTER BEING FROZEN DEAD CHOP WOOD WHILE THEY HAD CUPS OF TEA INSIDE. I know they had to get her out of the one room shack while they had a conversation but REALLY? REALLY?

At some point they really stopped trying to make the plots make any sense. As with the mystical one. IT IS ENTIRELY INCOMPREHENSIBLE AND NOW THERE IS SOME SORT OF GUN STAND-OFF WITH MACGREGOR DAUGHTER IN LAW. What the hell? Why would she be protecting the guy who her mother ran off with? Because he told her her mother was in agony about leaving her and sent her a doll? And why is there a mystic woman in veils wandering around that only some people can see?

Believe me what I tell you that I do not say this lightly but that may well have been the most magnificently dumb episode of TV I have ever seen. NOTHING MADE ANY SENSE. And what boggles the mind is that they put this one on the highlights, which means they must have thought it was pretty good stuff.
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HUGH JACKMAN'S PAST HAS RETURNED TO HAUNT HIM. AND THEY TOOK HIS SHIRT OFF. I would apologize for spamming your flist with this, but it is only 9 episodes and so you won't be bothered long.

OMG HE KILLED AN ENTIRE SHIP OF PEOPLE BY STEERING IT ONTO SOME ROCKS. I do not think there was a hat involved.

Still no Guy Pearce.

ETA: I love how the MacGregors discuss all of Jackman's deep trauma right in front of a complete stranger they have over for dinner. Niiiice.

HAHAHHAHAH. There is a great haunting scene with Jackman with actual ghosts descending on him.

ETA 2: This show has some of the most beautifully awful acting I have ever seen. It makes me weepy, it is so terrible. Plus, I think the Pastor's wife (the pastor is also a MacGregor) may have been a whore in the past.

ETA 3: Well, those were disappointing resolutions: no whoring, Jackman was cured and all is right with the world.

ETA 4: I don't know where Guy Pearce's cattle drive was going - possibly Antarctica - but it is taking the longest time ever. Though he is on the credits for every show. LIARS. I am sure you will be excited to know that this episode involves gypsy flamenco dancers. FOR REAL. One of them has an accordion.

ETA 5: I think the gypsy episode may have been my favourite of all. There was also a thief with a hook and prejudice. Which the MacGregors resolved because that's the sort of people they are.
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Pros: Hugh Jackman as a sailor who I think killed a man in Reno just to see him die

Cons: Pa MacGregor and his enormous mustache. There are a lot of loving shots of him training for the big race. IT IS UNPLEASANT TO WATCH.

No Guy Pierce yet. I hope he is tremendously emo when he appears.

ETA: In non-Jackman related news Pa MacGregor has decided to catch and train a wild horse to run in a race the NEXT DAY. His mustache quivered as he did so. That was also unpleasant to watch.

ETA 2: I question their decision to make Pa and his mustache the star of the show. And to get rid of the only Asian by having the useless MacGregor daughter fire her. But I am pleased by the fact that they, like Young Riders, believe in having people do lots of random galloping.

ETA 3: I find the MacGregors annoying. I think it's the mustache and the useless daughter.

ETA 4: I like how they're sneering at the poor Ukrainian woman's fancy ideas and foreign ways in her shocking teashop. Which apparently serves dinner rather than tea and cakes.

ETA 5: OMG. TO MY HORROR I HAVE REALIZED THAT THIS SHOW WAS IN ACTUALITY SOMETHING LIKE 63 EPISODES. THE ONES I AM WATCHING ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS. THE HIGHLIGHTS..
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I am now the delighted owner of The Snowy River Saga starring Guy Pierce and Hugh Jackman before they were famous and could appear in expensive rubbish like Australia. It looks like Little House on the Prarie had some bastard child by Young Riders and shipped it off Down Under.

YOU CAN ALL START BLAMING [livejournal.com profile] large_nom_ai NOW. It was her recommendation.

PS. There is some magnificent facial hair on view. And quite a bit of leaning on things.

ETA: Hugh Jackman is about 12 in this. He's sooo young.

ETA 1: All that has really happened so far is that Hugh Jackman has bought a hat. Though I think Pa MacGregor will probably have a heart attack soon. Yay!

ETA 2: Damn you, Pa! You had a perfectly good opportunity to have heart attack what with carrying some random bag of corn and you didn't! CURSE YOU!

ETA 3: So far most of Jackman's role seems to be trying on his hat and hiding a SECRET SORROW. Well, I am not sure if he has a secret sorrow, but I would put good money on it. I BET IT HAS TO DO WITH THE HAT.

ETA 4: Run, Pa, run! I want my heart attack! Well, not mine, yours. Plus I THINK JACKMAN KILLED A MAN. Hopefully with a hat.

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