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So...yes, without Marguerite this is a thin and pale shadow of itself. Though there have been many disguises. So there's that. Though unaccountably he has not dressed up as an elderly woman yet. And there has been manwhoring! With Marguerite barely cold in her grave, too!

And the last episode has the most annoying heroine ever. Well, maybe she and The Girl from Transformers 3 would fight it out for people who I'd like to see shot into space. I think I am supposed to feel sympathy for her, but all I can think is that really the Pimpernel was not on his game when he saved her. She was born for the guillotine.
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1. Revolutionary France had an almost unlimited supply of bad teeth and scarred prison officers. (The worse your teeth, the more they trusted you to chop peoples heads off or guard aristos.)

2. Despite all the straw on the floor, French jails did not get you grubby. Nor did your clothes get dirty. You were in perfect, finely coiffed shape for having your head chopped off.

3. Everything in France is a days gallop away from everything else.

Now I must go shake my fist at the TV as they've just killed Marguerite off. THE WARTS HAD BETTER MAKE UP FOR THIS.

ETA: So far in the second series the Pimpernell has dressed up as an old man (twice!) and as a spice merchant. But there is no old woman costume yet. What foolery is this? The Pimpernell should be in ratty skirts and knitting or he is no Pimpernel! Bring on the worsted stockings and warts and ratty skirts! The I the public demand it! Oh, and people sneaking out of jails look rather less well-turned out than they do in the first series.
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Apparently there are things that are too awful for even me: to wit, 21 Jump Street, the first season. 10 minutes into it and I just couldn't. That was an entirely new feelng, and not one I am sure that I like.

Hey! Season 2 of Lois and Clark has a guy who I think was an elf in some terrible film. Maybe the Dungeons and Dragons film. This is a total cornucopia of Hey! It's that guy! OMG, NEW POSSIBLY ELF GUY IS THE NEW JIMMY! WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THE OLD ONE????

ETA 1: No more Tracy Scoggins? And now someone whom I am pretty sure was on Dynasty? WHAT IS THIS MADNESS??????

ETA 2: They just got email. It's so cute! I mean, I remember when I first got email (hey, I remember DOS days too, for I am very old), but I don't think it was that cute.

ETA 3: Season two of L&C has no Lex Luthor. Or only one episode. This makes me very sad. Superman isn't Superman without Lex Luthor.
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Man, it's a cornucopia of minor stars! Robert Beltran! That guy who was in Kindred as the cop! And other people! And it is funny to look at them deal with the beginnings of computers and viruses and such. I bet when I watched this I thought it was all so cutting edge instead of wondering why they fight each other for payphones.

ETA: WILLY THE NIGHTWATCHMAN OF THE DAILY PLANET! HOW COULD YOU TURN OUT TO BE EVIL????? And how could I have forgotten about the episode with the two Supermen? HOWWWWWWW??????

ETA 2: SHRIEKING MANPAIN. SUPERMAN'S SHRIEKING MANPAIN!!!! You know me - shrieking manpain is like delicious liquor to me. Like the nectar of the gods, but thankfully easier to find.
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Every time I watch the Borgias, I keep thinking how much more fun the papacy would be if it were like that now. Maybe not with the murder and the wars all over Italy, but the mistresses! And making your sons cardinals! And having sexy performances in the Vatican! I look at Benedict and shake my head at how far the papacy has fallen.

I think that I may be the only person in the world who likes Ursula. I think I shall keep liking her just because the people on TWOP loathe her so much because she (according to them) looks like a horse and takes time away from Lucretia. cut for spoilers for the most recent episode )
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For definitions of excellent that involve taking history and trampling all over it like an elephant over lilies.

First, the not-dead Octavian has been discovered. Tyrannus has decided he wants to die. In the arena. Mark Antony is now taunting him. Or possibly just wibbling. I can't decide. Rapax has turned up to snag the wayward vestal virgin; just in time, given that she and Octavian were making goggly eyes at each other and the virgin bit was tottering. And given that they buried devirginized vestals alive, that is a dangerous state for one of them to be in.

ETA: LOOK AT MY AWESOME ICON MADE BY THE AWESOME [livejournal.com profile] queenofthorns. Take heed. THE SACRED CHICKENS GET THEIR REVENGE. ALWAYS.

ETA 1: Tryannus in a moment of despair has gone over to Antony. So Octavian is down a vestal and a gladiator. And now Octavian is off asking for Cicero's help. He needs his voice! Cicero appears keener on gardening.

ETA 2: In an improbable event even for this improbable show, Cicero, Agrippa and Octavian have been captured by Caesar's legendary lost legion. Which apparently wants to cut off Octavian's head because he decimated their legion. So they vanished into the mist. THE MISTS OF ITALY. Or possibly Asia, because now they're talking about Mithradates.

ETA 3: Now there is a manly face off between Octavian and Tyrannus. TRAGICALLY THEY ARE ON DIFFERENT SIDES. Some good nostril flaring as well.

ETA 4: So, I could tell you what is happening but I don't think you'd believe it. Even after all I've posted. But I am disappointed that they didn't have the guts to have Octavian and Tyrannus kill Antony...at the battle of Mutina. I mean, why stop there? Did they suddenly discover some part of historical integrity or did they think they might be a sequel. EMPIRE II: THE EMPIRING.

ETA 5: So...somehow, quite remarkably, they've decided that Vesta and Minerva are the same goddess. Oh and Augustus won't get his vestal because he's made her head of the order. THE TRAGEDY. Because she wasn't off-limits enough as a regular vestal. But Tyrannus is off to be with his kid. So someone is happy, at least. Well, Cicero appeared remarkably happy for a person who once called Octavian a murderous youth. So, yay, Cicero?

ETA 6 And so it is done. I also have The Last Legion to watch but I'm afraid that if I do so right away my head might explode.
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Servillia is now evil and snogging Cassius. In front of Brutus. Who tried to send her off for olives to forestall this. Now Brutus is magically the Pontifex Maximus and looks about as delighted at this as he was at Cassius and his mum snogging.

ETA 1: IN THE DUNGEONS THEY CALL OCTAVIAN PLEASURE BOY. AND TO STOP HIM BEING KILLED TYRANNUS MUST CLAIM HIM AS HIS PROPERTY. A billion fanficcers heads just exploded. And Octavian is tending him with care after he suffered so Octavian would not be killed. It's like every slash fantasy right on the screen.

ETA 2: Octavian may have to betray Tyrannus. Nooooo! Don't do it!

Seriously, people, THIS IS THE MOST AWESOME THING EVER. IT HAS TOTALLY CHANGED MY VIEW OF ROME.

ETA 3: It saddens me to report that no one wears togas properly in any of these things. ONLY A BARBARIAN WOULD USE A PIN TO KEEP A TOGA TOGETHER. NEXT THING YOU KNOW THEY'LL BE WEARING THOSE NEW SILK, SEE-THROUGH TOGAS. LIKE PLEASURE BOYS.

ETA 4: Well General Magonius didn't last long. Now he is dead like a dead thing and Octavian (sweet-smelling boy that he is) is sad. Though a hideous guard has taken to calling him little flower. So...that's nice, right? Everyone likes flowers? (Except for Octavian who just bashed his head in with a rock.)

ETA 5. RIGHT IN THE DUNGEONS OF COMBAT TYRANNUS JUST DID HIS SIGNATURE SWORD SWISHING MOVEMENT. AND NOW THERE IS A SLAVE RIOT. Can someone standing up and saying "I'm Spartacus" be far behind? WORDS ALONE CANNOT EXPRSS WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SHOW THIS IS. I loves it, I do. It is my precious.

ETA 6. Because Cassius is evil he has hired master assassins from overseas to kill Octavian (they come with a lot of animal skins and giant teeth hanging around their necks). What an underhanded wanker. Also the omens are bad according to the voiceover. You think?

ETA 7. In my fantasy casting Fiona Shaw is Fulvia. YES, YOU HEARD ME. FIONA SHAW IS FULVIA. Oh, and so you don't lose track of Octavian's fragrant life, he's now having a bath with Antony.

ETA 8: Well I had hopes that this party would turn into an orgy, but I was lied to. They tossed some women dressed in fruit at me and then backed down. OMG FULVIA HAS JUST SAID "I ALWAYS LEAVE BEFORE THE ORGY." Words to live by.

ETA 9: Because I believe these posts should be educational, I shall share with you this titbit of knowledge: the later (very briefly) emperor Otho shared his wife and his secret of perfuming his feet with Nero. No word on which Nero enjoyed more. THE MORE YOU KNOW. And a request to the icon makers on my flist: can someone make me an icon of an angry chicken with the words "never mess with the sacred chickens" on it? I feel having such an icon would make my life better. And possibly the universe. Because sacred chickens are awesome. Just awesome. THEY MAY BE CHICKENS BUT THEY HAVE A DIRECT LINE TO THE GODS. YOU MESS WITH THEM AT YOUR PERIL.

ETA 10: Finally we have achieved an orgy. And Antony is looking shifty. YOu shouldn't have signed away stuff to him in the event of your death, Octavian. And sent off Tyrannus. You've really only got yourself to blame.

ETA 11. SEE? THERE'S BEEN A MASSACRE BY MEANS OF SNAKES. 40 ROMANS DEAD. ALL THE CAESARIANS. Antony is pretty happy, though. You know what the worst of it is, though? OCTAVIAN WAS WEARING LONG JOHNS. WHAT RESPECTABLE ROMAN WEARS LONG JOHNS?
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Did you know Caesar was magic? Even dead he doesn't decompose! Or get smelly! Or have flies buzzing around. Also he sacrificed his ENTIRE LIFE for Rome. Poor man: forced into being a sole ruler when all he probably wanted to do was grow cabbages and write on them like Cato the Elder. (Cato had a perfect fetish for cabbages and wrote at lenght about their marvellous curative properties. You'd probably have a leg cut off and he'd be trying to wrap it up in cabbage leaves.)

ETA: Cicero as action man! He's come to the rescue of Octavian! Oooh, Cassius is threatening Cicero. But Cicero is giving as good as he gets. Even when he is threatened with death. Cassius tells him he is a mouth that flaps. Better men than you have said that and regretted it.

ETA 2: I am amused that Tyrannus and Octavian fled for days only to...end up in Rome. I know all roads led there, but this is ridiculous.

ETA 3: Well, the guy who plays Antony does good crazy eyes. Really good ones. The mob has gone crazy! They're about to burn Caesar in the Forum. At least it's better than using the senate house, which served for Clodius Pulcher's pyre. It is a pretty sad pyre though. Mainly twigs and one cart and about 2 foot high.

ETA 3: Hey! Cicero is in the temple of Vesta. THE GODS WILL BE FURIOUS. The last man in there - who was in there to rescue sacred objects when it went on fire - went blind as a result. THERE ARE NOW COMBAT DUNGEONS. WHERE THEY TRAIN GLADIATORS. Apparently only 1 in a 100 survive. That's worse odds of survival than for eunuchs. Which, by the way, were the most expensive slaves you could get because the survival rate was so low.

ETa 4: RAPAX LIVES UP TO HIS NAME. HE HAS SMASHED HIS WAY INTO THE HOUSE OF THE VESTALS. THERE IS SHRIEKING.

ETA 5: So T+O are off to General Magonius. And in about 2 seconds they have been taken prisoner as slaves. HOW HE WILL SUFFER. Rapax is back causing trouble at the temple of Vesta because...well he is EVIL. Like the Senate. The key is in the name.

ETA 6: I can imagine them plotting this out. Scene 57. The combat dungeons. The sweet-smelling Octavian is thought to be a male whore. He must learn how to be a slave and stop smelling so nice. Etc. Etc.
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This looks good. The corrupted Senate created gladiatorial shows to distract the people from how awesome Caesar was. I have been promised that somehow this brought down the Republic.

IT IS THE AGE OF THE GLADIATOR. And Octavian is french-kissing some girl. That seems more like him in his youth. BTW, did you know they had refs in gladiatorial shows? They did. It would have stopped the shenanigans in this one where someone attacked before the other was ready. And then somehow mysteriously waited for him to draw his swords. CAESAR IS UPSET ABOUT SUCH THINGS. AND PEOPLE GANGING UP ON GLADIATORS.

ETA: Gladiator who triumphed was not celebrated until he had twirled his swords in some awesome show of something or other. Then they cheered. (I think people often have the wrong idea aobut such shows. People wanted skill not just butchery - they got that at other parts of the games. Where they were just going for blood and guts were the executions of condemned prisoners (which were on in the afternoon break.) Famous gladiators were bloody expensive and you didn't just want them butchered.

ETA 1: Tyrannus the Gladiator has just come upon the (nearly) dead Caesar who has told him to look after Octavian. WHO WILL SAVE ROME. He must teach him how to fight! And rule!

ETA 2: Just so you know that the senate is EVIL they have hired someone named RAPAX. RAPAX. I am not sure that Caesar hiring a Tyrannus is any better, but apparently it is. Now the Senate is going off to kill Caesar's family. INCLUDING THE WIMMIN. NOT THE WIMMIN! I EXPECT TO SEE CICERO KICKING SMALL CHILDREN IN THE FACE SOON.

ETA 3: No! Cicero is the voice of reason for a second! Also although Tyrannus is a slave he a) lives in his own home and b) has a wife and kiddie (also slaves) whom he can send off to Cyprus. Pretty flexible master he has.

ETA 4: Voiceover announces that the trials of Octavian have begun. And he rides off to the music from Born Free. And now the EVIL SENATORS are meeting in...the Senate Crypt. And being evil and stuff. Really evil.

ETA 5: Booorn Freeee. Freee as the wind. And so forth. The senate BECAUSE IT IS EVIL is killing Caesarians. And burning down towns. DO YOU KNOW THEY ARE EVIL? We also get to see the total breakdown of law and order with people OVERTURNING CARTS. NOT CARTS, YOU SAY. YES. A ROMAN CAN'T EVEN PROTECT HIS CARTS.

ETA 6: They have tossed Caesar's sister into a cage. A CAGE. It's a total breakdown of all the values that make Rome great. They'll be breaking into the Temple of Vesta soon. AND OCTAVIAN HAS BEEN BETRAYED BY THE GIRL HE LOVES. AND IS ABOUT TO GET LUCKY. OR UNLUCKY, IF YOU COUNT HER SENDING FOR SOLDIERS TO KILL HIM.

ETA 7: OCTAVIAN IS WEARING TROUSERS! See how evil the Senate is? They forced him to wear trousers as he fled! No Roman should have to endure such things.

ETA 8. Sorry. BUT THIS GOOD STUFF. Cicero is a Caesarian. And smuggling his will into the temple of Vesta. And I think Cassius is about to do something else evil. BECAUSE HE'S AN EVIL SENATOR.
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Words cannot express the hilarity that this series gives me. It was based on an off-hand comment by Ben Stein (yes, the Ben Stein who doesn't believe in evolution) who was annoyed at some mini-series about nuclear war. With such a pedigree how can it fail????

It features:
Kris Kristofferson as a gnarly ex-presidential candidate, whom (for reasons that are not clear to me) the Russians do not shoot. In fact, they don't seem that keen on shooting anyone. Except for congress, that is. KK is about as charismatic as a small pickled onion. His charismatic expression is awfully similar to his I'm standing in a field looking gnarled expression.
Sam Neill as a Russian colonel who is in love with a really annoying actress. REALLY ANNOYING. She discovers patriotism halfway through the approximately 50 hours of this show
AN EVIL MAJOR WHO DESTROYS HOUSES.
A BUNCH OF OTHER OPPRESSED PEOPLE. Also Christine Lahti. Actually, she's the only decent thing in this show. Well, Sam Neill does his best, but he's saddled with the actress, which hampers him a bit.

I am sad to tell you that apparently America was captured with 3 helicopters, 2 tanks and 10 all terrain vehicles. THAT IS BECAUSE PEOPLE FORGOT HOW TO BE PATRIOTIC. IF ONLY THEY'D BELIEVED IN AMERICA! No, honestly, that seems to be the basic belief of this show.

ETA: I really want to watch more bad mini-series. Maybe it's time to rewatch that CBC Ben Hur with 'I'm no catamite' Ban Hur and his 'peel me a grape' admiral.
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I was raised on these and I am sad that they are no longer really made - I love the idea of having something be a complete story told over a few weeks. Mainly this is because I have the attention span of a cat with ADD. Yesterday I bought Masada, an epic tale of Romans being Romans* and a bunch of people in a mountain fortress who, despite having a wealth of experience with the Romans, seem to believe that if they defeat this particular bunch then all will be okay and they can go back to living their lives. That's the triumph of hope over experience. IT'S GOING TO BE EPIC.

ETA; Also, does anyone remember that endless mini-series Amerika, about the Russians conquering America because the Americans had apparently forgotten how to be patriotic?


*Which is to say: conquering people and then being annoyed they can't see the benefits of being ruled by Rome. And killing a few of them to make a point. And then killing a lot more to make the same point, because you can't be too careful

Smallville

May. 4th, 2010 10:30 pm
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Have been catching up on some episodes from this season. That Zod, he sure does love to have people kneeling. I have visions of that being the first sentence he ever said as a wee child much to everyone's amusement. Before he made them kneel, of course. Would love to live in a world where one got to go around saying 'KNEEL BEFORE LESBIASSPARROW.' Of course, I'd do it in a more caring, sharing sort of way.

Lois is awesome, as is Chloe but Cut for that one set in the alternafuture where everyone kneels before Zod )

Oh, and speaking of derivative works, just read LeGuin's Lavinia. Liked the idea that Lavinia could have more freedom as a character because she is silent in the Aeneid but there's no way that Virgil's Aeneas would go around saying 'Oh my Italian love, etc.' The man was so repressed that he couldn't even say anything to Dido as he was leaving, hardly think he was getting into the flowery language once he got to Italy. Liked her take on Ascanius being useless jerk as I've always hated the wee bugger in the poem.
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BUT YOU WOULD BE WRONG.

This will probably not mean anything unless you have ever watched TG4, the Irish language channel, but I adore Paisean Faisean (Fashion Passion) with an unholy love. When I am home and it's on I always insist on watching it. I find the interviews with the lads hilarious as their horrific ideas about what women want to wear are revealed. And the gormless men they put on! THEY ARE AMAZING AND MAKE ME FEAR FOR THE FUTURE OF IRISH MANHOOD ON A FREQUENT BASIS. I embed a video from Youtube so you can enjoy it for yourselves.



(Someone once told me they were going to cancel this. I might have cried)

ETA: In other news, I am watching Teenage Cics on TG4's streaming video. The one where the lads 'kill' the statue of the Virgin Mary is hilarious and a wee bit sad.
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So, in an act of extreme shamingness I have started rewatching Smallville. I KNOW, I KNOW. After the whole Doomsday debacle I said I was out. BUT IT SUCKED ME BACK IN. They're all so very pretty. And dumb. Well, that's mainly Clark because he has the dumbness of about a dozen people all rolled into one package. Plus there's the fact that they're getting to Lois and Clark (+ added Chloe + Green Arrow for a bonus of prettiness) which I always enjoy, even if this Lois is not my favourite incarnation of her.

(Though I am entertained by the whole TWoP hatred for Lois. Really? The poor woman is canon! If I'm watching Superman in the big city, you'd better have some Lois or else what's the point, really? You're fighting against an impossible current there. And you can like both Chloe and Lois, you know. It's not a Highlander thing where there CAN BE ONLY ONE AND THEY MUST FIGHT IT OUT TO DEATH WITH SWORDS. HOPEFULLY LASER ONES ON A LAVA PLANET.)

In conclusion: pretty people + one dumb alien make for excellent cheesy TV. I think I need icons. And they're going to need a lot of luck to defeat Zod, because he clearly has far more brains than any of them. Plus he's evil, so thus clearly better at scheming and such.

ETA: Also one of you should start rewatching it so I don't feel too alone.

ETA 2: HEY! THE KANDORIANS HAVE THE SAME ROOM OF MYSTIC CANDLES THAT THE ANNOYING TELEPATHS DID IN BABYLON FIVE. I HATED THAT ONE TOO.

Xena!

May. 1st, 2010 11:55 pm
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I just got season 1 one of this and it is quite awesomely, epically bad. THERE IS AN AMAZING AMOUNT OF LEAPING AND SHRIEKING AND IMPROBABLE SWORDFIGHTING.

ALSO GABRIELLE MUST LOSE HER BLOOD INNOCENCE AND BECOME THE BRIDE OF MORPHEUS. IT'S QUITE WONDERFUL.

ETA: There is an astonishing and wonderful amount of bad hair. Such lovely, lovely bad hair. Also I am pretty sure someone just said 'my son died in childbirth.' Which is quite a feat really.

ETA 2: XENA AND GABRIELLE HAVE FOUND A BABY. IF HIJINKS DON'T ENSUE I WILL BE DISAPPOINTED.

ETA 3: And this is completely offtopic, but if you ever want to watch the most depressing film ever, you should all watch Kings, an Irish language film that manages to make most Russian novels look cheery.
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I'm not even going to bring up the issue of spoilers, because if you've escaped seeing some version of Ben Hur in your life, then you just haven't watched enough TV. This is purely cut for a) awesomeness and b) images. I rather went over the top with screencapping this bit of the miniseries because it was just that AMAZING.

I'm not his catamite! I'm his companion! )
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I just watched this offering by CBC and it was one of those compellingly awful things that one feels an almost instant desire to rewatch (or maybe that's just me?). My favourite bits were the parts where everyone thought that Judah was the Roman Admiral's catamite, though Admiral was 'no, we're just companions.' because that will set everyone's mind at rest, Mr. Admiral Guy.

It also had Lana from Smallville in it, but she didn't have much to do except get stuck in jail and have miraculously cured leprosy. She did that bit as well as one could.

ETA: Also, forgot to say that there was quite a bit of excellent man-painy screaming and wailing to the heavens, if you like that sort of thing. And if you don't like that sort of thing, then I feel deep sorrow for you.

ETA 2: To date, bits of Ben Hur I have rewatched: all scenes between admiral and Ben Hur. Ben Hur's shrieking manpain outside his abandoned house. Athena telling Ben Hur in bed that this is not a sprint. Actually, all the Athena scenes as well.

ETA 3: Things to say while floating on a bit of wood in the Mediterranean:

Admiral: "Maybe I ordered you unchained because I liked the way you ate grapes."
Judah: WTF?*
Admiral: "Oh yeah, and if that's a Roman ship you've just seen you can come and be my body servant."
Judah: Kinda hoping it's pirates.*

Judah replies not actual part of script. But should have been.

ETA 4: "He's no gladiator, he's my body-servant." <---- ACTUAL LINE IN SCRIPT. I want this on an icon of Ben 'we're just companions' Hur

ETA 5: Every moment that passes is a moment where I reflect on the tragic fact that none of you has probably seen the awesomeness that is this version of Ben Hur. I wish the raft scene was on Youtube so I could show you how amazing it was. A THING OF BEAUTY. THE PEOPLE IN THIS SHOULD FIGHT THE PEOPLE FROM CLASH OF THE TITANS AND THEN THE WINNERS COULD RIDE OFF ON GIANT SCORPIONS. (I must say that I do find it a bit creepy that the message Ben Hur + Esther apparently got from all the crucifixion of Jesus was 'let's snog.' But then I suppose that's better than 'let's go out and kill people.'

Merlin

Jan. 20th, 2010 09:12 pm
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So I have started watching this offering from BBC; have seen chunks of season one and a bunch of season 2 episodes. It is quite enjoyable, despite dodgy CGI and complete lack of scenery chewing by Uther. He needs to stomp more. Morgana also does not seem to do very much, though she stands rather well at windows. This was probably an essential skill in ye olden tymes as there was not much else to do except try and avoid washing and grub around the mud. And as a princess you probably don't have to grub in the mud. However, I do hope there are more episodes where she does the becoming evil/misunderstood thing.

My favourite character is Gwen and her awesome self. She is exactly what I would have wanted to be as a kid. Well, in honesty I would have preferred to be more princessy and possibly had a pony, but given that she does get to be queen eventually I imagine that's coming.

The HILARIOUS thing is reading fandom reactions to season 2 shifting to her and Arthur. The shrieks over the turn towards the relationship and it apparently breaking up the true love of Arthur and Merlin are fairly entertaining. It's Arthurian legend! What did you expect was going to happen? It's not like that's an obscure part of the story.

ETA: And because almost all the fic out there (DON'T LAUGH AT ME. MY LIFE IS VERY STRESSFUL) is about the epic manlove of Arthur and Merlin,* I am delighted that at the Help_haiti fandom auction I bid and won on someone to write fic for me based around Gwen.

*I don't mind this. What I do mind is that Gwen and Morgana might as well not exist apparently in many people's minds. Or people feel the need to write things that insist Arthur is only with (the clearly inferior) Gwen because he cannot have his wizard love. It just seems like such a lazy way to write when people do this to get rid of a canonical relationship. It's like the ones where people kill off the OTP on the show in two lines and then have the other person bounce back in weeks to discover they never loved that person at all.
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Much as I enjoy the many charms of The Mentalist* I can't help feel that perhaps watching Jane be always miraculously right might pale one day; they probably need to have the inevitable episode where he is wrong with DREADFUL consequences soon just so they can get it out of the way. Also I am sort of half in love with his exasperated boss.

In other news: skating class has devolved into many things I am terrible at. Including skulling backwards, skating on one foot, and skating one foot while waving the other. I feel this is unlikely to be anything I will ever want to do but apparently it is a vital skill to learn.

* Well, in all honesty, the many charms of Simon Baker.

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