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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. 4th, 2017 02:15 am (UTC)
i am in full agreement with you about zilpha! (also, now i know her name. :D ) HOW CAN SHE NOT HAVE CHEMISTRY WITH TOM HARDY?? but she doesn't. i definitely feel the darkness and the weirdness in the relationship, but only from his side. i don't get it from her. which is so disappointing! is she not a good actress? a good actress but totally wrong for this particular role? is it the directing? what??

i watched grimm for i think a couple seasons, but after a while the only characters i cared about were monroe and rosalie and wu, and that just wasn't enough. and honestly the only thing that interests me about ouat is sebastian stan as the mad hatter. (haven't seen any of his episodes yet. keep meaning to, keep not.)
Feb. 4th, 2017 04:15 am (UTC)
HOW CAN SHE NOT?????????? I don't get it. And I want to understand...I think she's not a good actress and she isn't exuding any kind of sensuality. He is walking, talking sensuality. It's strange and too bad. I'm hoping that it's directorial? Perhaps intentional? He has chemistry with every single other actor. I can actually see James/Brace or James/Atticus.

OMG!!! THAT IS YOUR SEBASTIAN?????????????????? Hahahaha, omg, C, I didn't realize that...I mean I thought, huh, strangely attractive, fantastic acting...moving portrayal of tortured character...but I've never seen this guy before? Shows how out of touch I am. Yes, you should watch it for Jefferson!


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