Aw, man

Mar. 20th, 2012 05:19 am
oxfordtweed: (League of Gentlemen - M Chinnery)
If a second series of Dirk Gently doesn't happen, I will be very sad.

I know the odds of it happening are probably about the same as Jim showing back up in series 3 of Sherlock, so I guess it's time to start readying myself for disappointment.

Two things

Feb. 3rd, 2012 05:05 pm
oxfordtweed: (:[ - Jim)
First: Three prompt posts on [personal profile] cabinpres_fic already? Jeez you guys! Keep it up! :D

Second: I just spent most of my early morning watching My Life in Film. Why does this show not have a bigger following? I have not laughed quite so hard in a very long time. Although, I do admit that the episodes probably fall extremely flat if you haven't seen the films they're based on.

That said, the Shallow Grave episode. OMG what is this thing of beauty? The Shining was pretty amazing too. And I have to say, it bugs the crap out of me that Jones apparently has no first name. I mean, he's so painfully public school, but still. His own mum even calls him Jones. What is that? Augh.
oxfordtweed: (Mycroft - Fine Print)
He sounds just like Sam Neill. Whenever Watson's not in frame while he's speaking, I keep half expecting to see Dr Alan Grant show up.

My mind. It does strange things.
oxfordtweed: (Idea! - Martin Freeman)
I'm lying on the sofa, slightly cold and barely awake, and I wanted to ask Ryan if he'd go across the street for bagels and coffee.

I asked him, 'would you like some bagels?' Soon as I said it, I realised that something had misfired in my brain, and I left out a few words. So I corrected myself to, 'could you go get some?'

But not before he said yes to my first question. So now I basically asked if he'd like something, and then asked him to go get it himself. I don't think that's how that's meant to work.


In other news, I found the Granada 'verse on Netflix Instant View, and have been slowly going through that. Knowing that Watson's actor is going to change shortly is already making me sad, because I like this Watson. He's cheeky and talks back. If what I've heard about new!Watson is true, I may be quite sad when the actor changes.


Also, last night's Doctor Who. Funny, clever, and quite sad at the end. And a bit ironic, because just the other day in #BakerStreet, we were wondering how much of the TARDIS we'd ever get to see.



And Ryan just texted me. It's 8:30 in the morning, and Vons is out of bagels. How the hell does that happen? Bastards.
oxfordtweed: (Default)
What the FUCK?


That is all.
oxfordtweed: (Doctor Who - Ding when there's stuff)
DOCTOR WHO PREMIERS TONIGHT. OH MY GOD, WHY DO I HAVE NO ELEVEN ICONS?

SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET SOME. THIS IS A GODDAMN TRAGEDY.
oxfordtweed: Tim Bisley puching Vulva in a pub (Tim - Punch)
I'd heard about this, but never actually got the chance to watch it.

Ryan's just found it on Netflix

OH MY GOD, THIS SHOW IS BAD. And by bad, I mean hilarious. It seems like they realised that the only people who watched this show anyway were adults (or, in my case, the children of adults who enjoyed it), so they just made all the jokes they were never allowed to make before.

Ren's talling about ball sacs and and keeps making pitcher and catcher jokes. And he swears. A lot. I must admit that while this sort of humour isn't usually my thing, I'm sort of loving this.


I can't figure out if Billy West is doing all of the voices still, or if he's just doing Stimpy. Anyone know?
oxfordtweed: (Zark that! - Zaphod)
So, Ryan and I have totally sort of fallen in love with Scrubs, a decade late. It's funny, but I can see why my aunt hates it.

Basically, after the amount of time I've spent in and out of hospital is throwing big red flags everywhere. I get thrown out if it so easily over ridiculous stuff like JD doing an ultrasound or a GSW victim going straight to ICU.

Blah
oxfordtweed: Dr Zoidberg riding a giant sperm (Zoidberg - Sperm)
So, Ryan and I have totally sort of fallen in love with Scrubs, a decade late. It's funny, but I can see why my aunt hates it.

Basically, after the amount of time I've spent in and out of hospital is throwing big red flags everywhere. I get thrown out if it so easily over ridiculous stuff like JD doing an ultrasound or a GSW victim going straight to ICU.

Blah

huh

Mar. 11th, 2011 04:01 am
oxfordtweed: (Hi...! - Sherlock)
Every time I rewatch The Blind Banker, I find something else that bothers me. Yeah, it has some wonderfully funny moments, but as an episode, it just grates.

Does anyone know the writing credits for the next series? I know TBB was a different production staff than the other two, which no doubt made all the difference.

huh

Mar. 11th, 2011 04:01 am
oxfordtweed: (Hilary - BAMF)
Every time I rewatch The Blind Banker, I find something else that bothers me. Yeah, it has some wonderfully funny moments, but as an episode, it just grates.

Does anyone know the writing credits for the next series? I know TBB was a different production staff than the other two, which no doubt made all the difference.

Yep

Mar. 1st, 2011 09:36 pm
oxfordtweed: (Sherlock - Eat John's Head)
There's something almost perverse about drawing Sherlock Holmes fanart whilst watching Bill Nye the Science Guy.
oxfordtweed: (Residents - Cube-E)
Well, that was unexpectedly cute. Don't know what I expected from it. Not that, at any rate.

Mmmyep

Feb. 23rd, 2011 11:50 pm
oxfordtweed: Bernard Black on the phone, with a Post-it Note on his forehead reading 'On Phone.' (Bernard - On Phone)
Tonight feels like a Black Books night. After all, what else would you watch whilst working on a piece of Sherlock fanart that has gotten wildly out of control?


Also, is it just me, or was Bernard almost... friendly in the first episode? Still a bastard, yes, but not entirely heartless.
oxfordtweed: (Jerk Alert - Mouth)
Racewank aside, the odds of me ever going to see this film are astronomically low. Yes, I realise that the film was whitewashed to all hell, but that's not even why I'm not seeing it.

I might have even been able to get over the director. Sure, he's not done a single film that I've been able to watch more than once, EVER. Depending upon reviews, I may have been able to ignore him and see it anyway. But I'm not.

I'm not seeing the movie for the same reasons I really loved the cartoon. The cartoon was gorgeous; wonderfully cinematic and amazingly fantastic. The bending sequences were epic (
Iron Toph? Seriously Epic
). Best of all? It's a show about a bunch of 12 year olds out doing their thing in the world. You know they're 12 year olds, they act like 12 year olds, but for some reason, you forget that they're 12 year olds. There's a certain key feature to their 12-year-old-ness that's very cleverly missing, which makes these children very easy to relate with.

That right there is why I won't be seeing The Last Airbender. Even if they do have 12 year olds providing the voice acting, the physical character acting is animated by adults. With a live-action film (with, what I've been able to gather, mediocre special effects to top everything off), there's a new element being added to the mix. Children. As an adult, I'm not sure that I really want to watch a bunch of 12 year olds, who don't know how to act and who probably don't quite know how to control their own bodies yet, scramble around on the screen for what's sure to be three hours.

But wait, I hear you say. Zed, you're a Harry Potter fan. Stop being such a disgusting hypocrite.

The Potter films are a little different in this regard. Mainly, in that I wasn't much more than an awkward early-teen when the first film was released, myself. As the films have been released, I've grown older, but so have the actors. These kids (who aren't even kids any more, mind) were cast because the Potter books were more or less about the awkward things kids to, but also about big bad Dark Lords and stuff. Now that Deathly Hallows is about to be released, DanRad, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint have matured and evolved into characters that as an adult, I absolutely adore. The weirdness of adolescence wasn't something that ever bothered me with this series because it was instead relate-able.

Now, as an adult, I'm not sure I'd be able to really want to watch a bunch of kids running around on the screen. These are characters that I came to love as an adult, and because they were animated and voiced by people a considerable amount older than the actual characters, they lack the awkwardness that the live-action actors have already displayed in the trailers, promos, and previews being shown.

So, I'll say of The Last Airbender the same thing I said about Avatar: TLA: the reason I watch something is because I want to be equally entertained and visually pleased. I can't say that either have applied to the promos and bad acting I've already witnessed. The cartoon was fucking beautiful in every regard, and I think I'll just stick to being an oldschool fan on this one.

I imagine there's already an epic fandom divide happening with this one. I'm not part of t he fandom for one reason, and the same reason I avoided the Potter fandom like the fucking plague: because of the sheer amount of young people. I've nothing against young people, and like everybody, I used to be a young person. I just don't really want to be subjected to a whole bunch of them at once.


Now, I'm going to go back to sitting on my porch and yelling at the damn kids to get off my lawn.
oxfordtweed: Cybermen throwing gang signs (Cybermen - Werd)
So, after some debate, I broke down and bought a ticket for Conan's Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Televisionn Tour. Tickets are kind of spendy, but this may be the last chance I ever get to see this man perform live. I was really looking forward to the possibility of seeing him host the Tonight Show, but then NBC sacked him, which just sucks for everybody.

Yeah, the tickets are expensive. And yeah, I don't usually like the sort of atmosphere that goes with live shows, but this is something that I really want to do.

The deciding factor for this, and the factor that outweighs my panic attack issues is why he's doing this tour. Conan is not getting a cent from this whole thing. 100% of the profit is going to pay the members of his former staff who weren't able to get an exit clause in their contracts. He's already spent a fortune of his own money to pay these people, and they deserve it. Most of his staff were former Late Night staff who uprooted their entire families to move to LA for what they'd assumed would be job security. Now they're in LA, where people with their skills and talents are a dime a dozen.

Most of the crew on his live tour are former Late Night/Tonight Show staff. It's all but been officially confirmed that the staff of whatever his next television project (probably on FOX) is will be the same staff.

Conan is awesome for so many reasons. If you're a fan, I strongly suggest checking his tour dates and trying to go if he's playing near you. Because, really, it's going toward a good cause.

Conan's "Don't Be Cynical" speech
Conan's "People of Earth" address

Goddamnit

Mar. 11th, 2010 04:14 pm
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So, the other day, Ryan was poking around Netflix, and started watching Heroes again. We gave it a try back in 06 when it started, but for reasons neither of us could remember, never finished the first season. But, since he's watching it again, I decided to watch it as well, because it's nice when we have shows that we can both get into. It doesn't happen often.

So this morning, we started watching from the very beginning, and about 18 episodes in, we were struggling to remember why we stopped watching. It's quite a bit better than I remember it having been, but we also got a lot farther in than we did when we were watching it at premier.

And then, there was a scene that we hadn't seen at premier, but which looked STUPIDLY familiar. I couldn't figure out why, and then it hit me.

NBC reused the set for an episode of Studio 60. When I realised that, I realised why we stopped watching Heroes. They were both on the same night (either Monday or Friday; I can't remember which), and one of them led into the other. And then Studio 60 was cancelled or put on hiatus, or whatever the hell happened to it, and then I just sort of forgot about Heroes for some reason (I think Studio 60 led into Heroes, because with the first one off the air, I'd forget to tune into NBC for the second one). Ryan thinks he stopped watching because it was on stupidly late, and at that time, he had to be up at 5am for work (so it was probably on Monday nights, then).

So, there we go. I plan on blitzing through all the stuff Netflix has, and maybe then I'll have a new appointment show. Even though I am still really upset with NBC over a lot of recent matters, I need a new appointment show. It's been years since I've had one (the first seasons of Dexter and the Riches were my last ones, and they were also back around 06 or 07).

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