falulatonks: ([castle] silhouette)
Right, okay. Rundown of some things that gave me serious feelings in the last two months. We should talk about them at length in the comments!!

  1. Captain America )

  2. Bridesmaids )

  3. Castle - this one gets out of hand )


There was going to be Parks and Recreation feelings but that’s probably better for another post, this one is too long as it is!

However, TV I am watching this season - Parks and Recreation, Castle. The Good Wife, Happy Endings. The Office (but why. damn it, self), Downton Abbey. Up All Night, Suburgatory, Pan Am, Prime Suspect. Fell hard for the main ‘ship in Free Agents, but it was cancelled and everything sucks!

I don’t know where I’m getting the time for all this, other than all that travelling I’m doing to and from classes, but wow, Rachna.

I think I shall watch Thor soon. and catch up with Fringe, but I’m worried I’ll love the show too much without Peter, yikes.

-- rachu
falulatonks: ([toy] it's youuu!)
just much less - touchy-feely
they mainly happen somewhere warm and sunnyyyyyyyy!
  1. I watched Tangled again today, this time with [livejournal.com profile] snoorella and [livejournal.com profile] imprinted_soul, and for free (!!!). A few more thoughts behind the cut, just because I am a sappy, Disney-lovin' fool. sometimes i can't choose between italics and the caps lock key )

  2. As a side-note, crunching on popcorn is annoying but easy to tolerate, and people checking their cell phones for texts is okay (although no calling, ugh, what is wrong with you), but I draw the line at the food. I want to kill the person who thought it was a great idea to allow cinema food to include things like hot dogs and nachos and pasta and whatever else, because it is wrong that a cinema smells like anything beyond popcorn, and it actually gets disgusting to know people are eating full meals sitting a few seats down from you when everyone else is trying to enjoy a movie. And as a vegetarian I'm fine with smelling meat, I'm completely used to it, but it's unbelievably worse in an air-conditioned area like that, and when all I'm doing is watching a movie. I'm sorry for the rant, but REALLY. REALLY, CINEMA-GOERS?

  3. I don't have too much to say about Merlin, but the setting-up of the Round Table of Badassery was well-done, I think, because it felt both epic/awesome and also like all characters there were people who deserved to be there, which is nice, and it's more than I'm used to from this show. Also, knowing Katie McGrath has forced to smirk this often has made me like her more, feel better about watching her, and get really annoyed with the direction on this show.

    And finally, I am having a serious Colin Morgan Problem, but I don't know what to do with myself every time I see something of him that makes me flail on Tumblr, and I do think that most of my tags are written when I'm not paying attention to my brain. I love him (and Merlin Emrys, the bravest of them all!!!1) very much.

  4. Cougar Town is wonderful (Jules and Bobby being to laugh together over the boat made me smile and smile), Castle is warm and comfortable and delightful (I always love when Castle gets particularly enthusiastic about something), and Phil Dunphy chasing after the salesman with cologne is probably the greatest thing I've seen this week (but then again, Phil Dunphy is one of the greatest things ever in general, so thank you, Modern Family).
-- rachu
falulatonks: ([misc.] tv)
  1. I shall keep using the occasional TV-related ramble as my distraction from studying - I've spent hours on history today and it's getting annoying.

  2. I didn't watch How I Met Your Mother this week, though I heard it was good, and I haven't watched Chuck since the second episode, though I've heard the last two episodes were good, but I did watch Castle, and I want to talk about that because damn, was that fantastic TV or what?

    i'll just break it down -  )

    I don't know if you guys can tell, but I'm just a little smitten with this episode. I always talk about how much I love this show but I'm never able to break it down to specifics, so I'm glad I did this this time. Can more people watch Castle (this week's episode specifically) and see how well crime procedurals can be written/acted? I don't need brilliant, groundbreaking genius - Castle is familiar, but it's good, and it's smart, and I love it for that.

  3. I know everyone knows this already, but Mark Sheppard's continual appearances on sci-fi/action-adventure series being immortalised by his involvement in Doctor Who is just delightful. Bring it on, sir.

  4. Oh, I watched The Death of the Doctor (Sarah Jane Adventures) while eating lunch today because I love Eleven and I want to see Matt Smith being Eleven forever and ever and I missed him, and it was cute. I think SJA looks like it's more decently-written than most of RTD's work on Who, does that even make sense? I liked the vibes I got from the show, in the little that I've watched of it. I still think the title is ridiculous and terrible and overblown, but I do like RTD's penchant for melodrama and nostalgia in smaller doses (it appeals to the sappier side of me), and I think all the actors managed to tamp it down before it got out of hand, which David Tennant didn't always manage. (I think I've figured out the flaw of Ten's final episodes - RTD and DT were too simultaneously in awe of each other.)

  5. I'm already getting pissy about James Cameron confirming two Avatar sequels, and they don't even look like they'll be released for years. ARE YOU FOR REAL, BOY?! Someone on Twitter or Tumblr once named Cameron the Ryan Murphy of cinema (or the other way around?) and I kind of get it. And it makes me want to punch him in the face.
There were other things I wanted to say but I've mostly completely forgotten. I miss Parks and Recreation.

-- rachu
falulatonks: ([misc.] tv)
It's kind of been a terrible week. TV was consistently good, though. Let me talk you all through that instead!
  1. how i met your mother )

  2. Castle was sweet, as always; loved the Castle-Martha scenes, and how casually he told Kate his full real name. That kind of ease and understatement in all the relationships is what I love this show for.

  3. Chuck was great. Chuck/Sarah are really hot together, by the way. Also, Parenthood is hit or miss for me, but this week's episode was awesome.

  4. modern family )

  5. Cougar Town was sweet and sad and hilarious, and I love this show so much, you guys. One day I'll make a list of my favourite comedies currently on television, and this would probably be in the top five (only I have no idea how to talk about how much I love it).

  6. the office )

  7. community )

  8. 30 rock (!!!) )

  9. fringe )
This was the absolute best way to spend an hour. Woo! I'm done.

-- rachu

ETA: The winner at the German Oktoberfest's pop&lock competition "gets to annex Poland". I LOVE YOU, COMMUNITY! (/history)
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  1. I don't know, I feel like I mention this a lot, but never in much detail - Shaun of the Dead is one of my five favourite movies of all time, and it's for the same reasons I watch one Spaced episode every couple of weeks or that I would recommend Hot Fuzz to anyone and go to watch it with them - they are intelligent, hilarious, written with genuine heart, and most of all, all of that is achieved naturally. a bit more rambling )

    When I say I want to take up screenwriting or writing for TV, I'm pretty much motivated by this bunch of people. I have promised myself I will write a chick flick that has relatable, down-to-earth characters of both sexes! with obstacles that everyone faces! with well-written friendships! The characters will push the story forward! It will star Simon Pegg, so that the lead can make people laugh and cry at the same time! and! And! I will make it very, very bloody!

    I've realised I still haven't been very good about pinning down my reasons for loving these, and I know it's completely subjective. Still. There you go, I guess.

  2. I tried Black Books last week, cracked up a lot, frequently, but it's missing the female-writer voice that Spaced got from Jessica Hynes, I think? It got better by the end of the first series, though. I'm looking forward to seeing the second one as I try to survive this abominable cold.

  3. I am very, very sick, with a runny nose like I've never had before. I've literally used up three packets of tissues in the last day, and I feel so bad for it (SORRY TREES) but kajsdaksd my throat! my nose! my eyes! my faaaceee. I also have cramps and it's kind of ridiculous how sorry for myself I'm feeling right now.

  4. I wish I'd left my Office and Community watching for when I actually got sick, because when I watched them I was fine and laughed my butt off. The Office (written by Mindy, directed by Steve!) was surprisingly good, I think - not highest quality, of course, but funny and sweet and all that. Andy/Erin was cute! Erin was funny! Jim/Pam was cute!

  5. Community, though...Community is just something else. this show! )

    I just really, really fucking love this show. And the cast. I even cussed for them!

  6. 30 Rock was really only OK this week. I can't wait for Michael Sheen to be back! And I feel like they're building up towards something for the end of the season, and I'm looking forward to that.

  7. I want to mention in passing that Castle is doing a little bit of a "oh, this is a love obstacle in shape of a man for the female lead!" type of thing right now, but instead of pissing me off, I just fell a little more in love with this show. things they did right -  )

    Castle, my friend, you have managed contrivance without being too contrived, therefore neatly side-stepping the great messes that Chuck and Bones and even House turned into at the first sight of a love interest, and for that, I give you my trust. I have read some spoilers I am wincing a little bit about, but you always prove me wrong. Prove me right this time by kicking ass again!

  8. Doctor Who was awesome this week, even with River Song! Eleven is still so, so much fun, and he was better than ever in this episode, all exasperated at River and all "I am gathering my thoughts!"-y with everything else (and his TARDIS noise was very, very good and his rant at the end was very well-done and also, I love him). Amy was good, too, I liked her a lot. And the episode was creepy! There was good story-telling, nice execution, and a great build-up. I'm looking forward to next week, and I know for sure that I won't be disappointed. Thank you, Mr Moffat! This is what I wanted from you!

  9. Hyperbole and a Half is magnificent. A friend told me to read it on Friday, and then I saw it mentioned on [livejournal.com profile] cah215's LJ and then on Tumblr a couple of times, so I think it's recently been spotlighted somewhere? If so, IT'S WITH GOOD REASON. My favourite one so far is The Alot is Better Than You at Everything, which I've subtitled "how to cope with annoying English on the internet". It is so great.

  10. Considering how much time I spend thinking and writing about TV, I'm wondering if I should maybe have a separate blog where I can post only these TV-related things, or something.

  11. Of course, I shouldn't be doing any of this crap at all, because I'm writing my first SAT in six days, I have two research papers due by the end of June, and I have four major subjects that I'd damn well be excelling in by August for my A'levels in November. WHY DO I LIVE LIKE THIS.
Agh my nose.

-- rachu
falulatonks: ([30r] quote - worst nightmare)
[livejournal.com profile] cold_campbells, I haven't talked to you in a hundred years, and still I think you're as awesome as ever. Thank you for being like that, dorky and crazy and smart and hilarious and warm and always fun. Because if you weren't like that, how much I love you wouldn't make sense and I wouldn't be able to justify it to other people. Happy birthday!!

So here's a little bit of lame, crazy fluff. Keep in mind that I've been writing tests all week, so I'm still trying to wring out my essay-writing style from my fic-writing style (and being completely unsuccessful at it). Also, I think all of these people are stupid for taking this long, so I may have written them as stupid just because of that.

Four Ways Four Different Couples Would Probably Get Together if We Wrote For Them
and maybe it's a good thing we don't (yet), but seriously, they're taking too long.

castle, sonny, chuck, and disney!rpf )

-- rachu
falulatonks: ([misc.] tv)
a quick ramble about my love for Leslie Knope )

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Other TV shows -

  1. 'psych' - love and a rant )

  2. Parenthood is still kind of nice and way better than Life Unexpected, for me. I haven't watched Glmore Girls other than a lot of the more famous clips on YouTube and the pilot, but I have a lot of love for Lauren Graham and how she's playing things right now. The whole family's so interesting, though, which is great! I love the big group scenes.

  3. Chuck was fantastic, though with a fair share of clunky bits. quick details )

  4. castle )

  5. how i met your mother )

  6. the office )

  7. parks and recreation )

  8. community )

  9. modern family )
I think it's been such a great year for comedy in general that I'm excited about Emmy noms this year - I may be too optimistic about this, but I think there'll be new shows and actors in the running, mixing things up, and I hope so much that it happens. If Amy Poehler isn't nominated for Parks this year, I will lose it. Just like Danny Pudi as Abed in Community, because as much as I think everyone in the show is well-cast and spectacular, Abed is special.

I think I got it all.

I've just started Sports Night and I finished all of the first season within the last day. more on the first sorkin project )

As you can see, I'm pretty much having a mess of feelings about SN, because I am enjoying it a lot and am interested enough to keep watching it, back to back to back to back to back, but there are things about it that are annoying me. The overwhelming feeling here is to stop SN and take out TWW again and watch the first two seasons straight through, but I'm probably not going to do that. I'm probably going to finish SN now. And then I'm probably going to watch Black Books, because I have one week to do whatever I want without feeling guilty about it, and that's the most freedom I'm going to have for the next eight months. So.

I'm sorry this entry is so full of TV rubbish. This is my first day of eight days that I have off, and I'm going to spend it wasting my time a little bit, because it's basically the only time I can do this for the next eight months or so.

-- rachu

ETA: Maybe I'll watch Firefly now instead. I feel like watching amazing writing right now.

ETA again: JOE/DEMI ARE OFFICIALLY DATING?!! KJASLDAJDKASJDALS I HAVE BEEN AKLSJDKALSJDAKSJDAING ABOUT THIS SINCE I FOUND OUT!! ASKLDJA!!! SORRY ABOUT THE CAPS i'll stop now i'm done aksdajksdlasd.

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