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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 02:43 pm (UTC)
I used to really enjoy Grimm and was all about the Monroe side of things and sassy Sgt Woo, and watched for a long time. But I quit when Juliet became (literally) demonised, another female got offed, and another female character did not get punished for what I firmly believe was rape but instead used her rape-fetus (she never could use birth control) as leverage to move in with the male character she raped. The producers had a hard-on for a particular female and het ship and would destroy anything that stood in their way and I was done. (see also Sleepy Hollow which started out strong and was assassinated by shitty production decisions)

I watched the first season of OUAT but I felt they overstretched the boundaries they'd set themselves in the first season going foward from that. I never liked Emma and the anti-adoption narrative she represented, nor Snow/Charming, and all the characters I did like and plots I was interested in were put aside for those :/
I've occasionally watched episodes since for guest stars and I've never been "wow what am I missing" so much as "they're still pulling this Emma is the Mother and Saviour bs?" :P

I'm all for fairy tales and twisting tropes though :)
Feb. 3rd, 2017 06:50 pm (UTC)
I never liked Emma and the anti-adoption narrative she represented

Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. Why in the seven hells would Emma give up her entire life on the word of some kid she's never seen? And why is she such a better mother than the woman who'd been taking care of him for so long?

Oh, that's right. Women need children to be happy and a childfree life is an unfulfilled one. *rolleyes*

They way over-eviled the Evil Stepmother to make that point, too.

Edited at 2017-02-03 06:57 pm (UTC)
Feb. 3rd, 2017 06:56 pm (UTC)
These are issues I never considered, L! I must really be out of it, culturally speaking! I thought Juliet was demonized because of the utter lack of chemistry between the two actors...but yes, I can see what you're saying here. Now that you've pointed it out. Hmmmm...

Also, hadn't considered the adoption aspect of OUaT. The first season is difficult to put up with, I agree. For the other reasons you've stated. I actually have grown to like the idea of Emma as both Maiden and Mother. I like the idea of a female savior, especially when they begin naming her that!


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