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* I have heard fantastic things about the serialized "Series of Unfortunate Events" and have it queued, although, obviously I will have to watch it solo. I don't think I've yet gotten over my thunderstruck feeling about Carrey's Olaf. OMFG. I will admit to my bizarre fetish in which I want to hit that character in all his stripey trousers, goat-eed, eyebrowed glory. YES, PLEASE. It's kinda fun to see Hall using that as a derivative jumping off point.

* Taboo this week! Zilpha is still not working for me as hard as I've tried. I'm just not feeling her coldness or that crazy wild-eyed thing the actress keeps doing. That makes me sad because I'm ready for the incest. Bring it! Hardy is working overtime to instill the relationship with so much crackling energy...and it's just getting strangely deflected. Her best scene yet was solo???? And now the widow is involved. It's good stuff. The writing! Atticus is my favourite because of course he is with his map tattoo!

* Also, out of sheer desperation because I've been reading a ton of fairy and folk tales and one can't live on books alone in these modern small screen times...I have been watching...wait for it....Grimm and Once Upon a Time. I have had a rotting soft spot for Grimm since it began. Yep, I was there from the begining and I put up with another non-sparking relationship between Nick and Juliet because Monroe!!! And Monroe/Rosalie and Adalind/everyone. And mainly because of the quotes in the opening credits. THOSE QUOTES!!! I could use them for prompts for writing for the rest of my days and have material enough for stories untold. They are wonderful! Season 5 was a glorious payoff for those of us who stuck with the silliness and Season 6 is turning out to be okay, so all is good with that. Now with OUaT, completely different experience. I wanted to love it. I sat through the first season when it aired...and I hated it. It was the most cringey thing I had just about ever seen and I just finally had to give up on it. Ugh. A funny thing happened a few weeks ago. It came up in my Netflix recs....and I thought, huh. It is pretty with pretty people and I thought I'll try it again. Boy howdy, the trick to OUaT is binge-watching!!! This show!!! Is insanely good! And not wincey at all! How could I ever have thought that? As a matter of fact, I think it's really brave and the cast is really brave and the show is working for me when I don't have a week to think about how not fairytale-ish it is. It's a modern fairytale about family. The mother/daughter relationships most especially! I really think if you tried and gave up or haven't tried at all, this is a show to queue.

* Now I am sad that the LJ Of Olde is gone because it would be fun to meta and drabble and fic these three shows!

I missed this vid when Nick released it -


Feb. 3rd, 2017 06:19 am (UTC)
Watch both "Grimm" and "Once Upon A Time" but lost my love for both shows got awhile ago. I'm honestly glad it's "Grimm's" last season and keep hoping OUaT will be done this season, too. I'm managing to hang in a little longer with "Grimm." I've been able to keep up with this season while I haven't watched any of this season of OUaT. I'm disturbed by the handwaving of rape on both shows. I find the rapemance on "Grimm" hard to take and OUaT just is obsessed with all the wrong characters and couples for me.

Feb. 3rd, 2017 02:44 pm (UTC)
The rapemance is what made me nope out of Grimm too, and the obsession with Emma and Snow/Charming was a major factor in me quitting OUAT after one season because they were the parts I hated most.
Feb. 19th, 2017 05:04 pm (UTC)
I feel the opposite about OUaT. Emma, the Charmings, and that family are my favorite parts.

You'd be happy to know that while Emma is still the lead, the Charmings barely get any focus after the first season and Regina basically takes over the show.

Feb. 19th, 2017 05:31 pm (UTC)
Last episode I saw was all about Emma's special magic powers and Snow's goddamn pregnancy; I was there for other reasons but wading through more Charming bloodline stuff made me glad I quit when I did. Regina interested me, just not enough to suffer through the usually Het True Love + Babies esp Charming Babies that seemed to be at its core *shrug*
Feb. 19th, 2017 07:06 pm (UTC)
I think that was during the third season and the pregnancy was written in because the actress was pregnant. I don't remember that storyline taking over the show (in fact thinking it got shunted to the side for more Regina hour - as you can probably tell, I detest the character of Regina.) Usually by that point, and especially now, Snow and Charming get a few episodes a season dedicated to them and that's it. Emma is still the lead though and was always intended to be.

But, yeah, if you're not a fan of true love stuff - especially between straight pairings - then this show definitely wouldn't be for you. It's basically a show about fairytales so romance will always be at its core, even if the show doesn't write it particularly well.

Feb. 3rd, 2017 07:04 pm (UTC)
You and meridian_rose have given me a lot to think about, S.

What rape is in OUaT?
Feb. 3rd, 2017 07:51 pm (UTC)
The rape of Graham by Regina that was laughed off by the show runners as her havng, and I quote, "A boy toy" and (SPOILERS) the rape of Robin by Zelena who was in disguise as Marian. Go this show I swear...
Feb. 19th, 2017 05:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah, as spotzle explained, there's basically too many rapes to choose from on OUaT and the writers still haven't figured out why a lot of viewers find that problematic.



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