falulatonks: ([hp] luna - namesake)
Hey guys, around eight hours after The Office airs, you may hear a (probably wailed) "NOOOOOOOOO!!" or 'WHYYYYYYYYY?!" piercing across the world. I am ready for the tears. I am ready to feel the need to ramble incoherently about how lonely he used to be and how difficult he found it to find someone who got him and liked him as he was. I am ready to cry during Michael-Pam scenes and Michael-Jim scenes and Michael-Dwight scenes.

I am also really not prepared.

I know I'm being irrational and overemotional but it's not my fault. I've talked about my attachment to this show. I've talked about it repeatedly. And now I hate everything. This entry is just a warning.

-- rachu

P.S.: Happy Endings is delightful in a frustrating kind of way - why am I enjoying this?! I don't understand! but you're making me cackle, show!!

P.P.S.: I haven't fallen for a book about love~ as hard as I fell for Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie in years. in years. The characters are charming and interesting and not-stereotypical, and the story and all the relationships keep going in different directions, and it moves quickly. The central conceit of the main 'ship barely lasts, and the main 'ship is ridiculously 'shippable - they're not "all wrong for each other, so why does he feel so right?!", there aren't lame "big secrets", and they're smart and sweet and charming and charmed, and they're normal and they like eating food and hanging out with their friends, who are also awesome. I loved it.

"turtles?"

Apr. 23rd, 2011 09:28 pm
falulatonks: ([dw] eleven - blue)
"no opinion. they are condescending."
  1. Random things about Soulmates that I loved: god this is long )

  2. The Office was fantastic. quick feelings ) Next week. :/

  3. Community was surprisingly funny, I think. I like being able to like this show! I don’t think they sustained it, but the first ten minutes were brilliant, and overall I think they handled the clip-show concept really well. Also: called Jeff/Britta after the Halloween episode. Also: the little bits of the adventures they've had off-screen were maybe my favourite moments of this show ever - glee club! ghost cowboy town! glee club!

    I’m disappointed with 30 Rock. This show really doesn’t work in the one-hour format, and it felt more like an extended “remember this old character? remember this joke? sometimes Liz makes up words!” callback episode than it should have - and at the same time, somehow, it felt too rushed? How does that even work? Jenna’s storyline was all over the place. The episode itself was fine, and definitely better than most of S4, but still.

  4. Have I mentioned that Cougar Town is my second-favourite comedy on TV right now? I think it balances humour and emotion a lot better than Scrubs used to, and I think the ensemble is fantastic, etc., but really I just wanted to say how much I love the women on this show. On paper and at first glance these ladies are all pretty stereotypical ladies - the shrill high-maintenance mother-type, the sharp, cool, mean and sly type, the young, ditzy, easily-emotional type - but I really love how fully-fleshed out they all are, and how much they own themselves. They are strong and independent and aren’t one-sided at all - and I love how much they love and support one another, because fictional ladies being nice to one another is ridiculously rare and this makes me happy. This paragraph of love was prompted by Laurie’s Walk of Awesome in the second episode this week - own it, girl.

  5. Doctor Who’s finally back!!! !!!! !! This show airs right in the middle of when I’m asleep, so when I’ll watch it depends on how early I wake up for it, but you guys, I’m fucking psyched. New Matt Smith Faces! River Song! Amy Pond! Rory Williams. (I love the guy, but I’m hoping the sixth series does enough for his character than my ‘.’ turns to an exclamation point. I’m waiting for it, show.)

-- rachu
falulatonks: ([fringe] badass)
I am a sap, and Christmas episodes make me intolerably mushy, so here, have some flail with regards to Thursday night TV.
  1. community )

  2. the office )

  3. 30 rock )

  4. parks and recreation (quickly) )

  5. fringe )

    I LOVE THIS SHOW SO MUCH. SO MUCH. Can you tell? CAN YOU TELL? Favourite thing on TV.
-- rachu
falulatonks: ([misc.] tv)
  1. Three weeks ago - in the middle of my exams, ugh - my iPod hung, and when I finally got my Macbook to recognise it again it had restored itself, i.e. memory completely wiped. My music is divided between stuff I had on my old computer and what I have now on my Macbook but weeding through that stuff is OK - I'll get everything back - but I'm angry now because I had THE BEST PLAYLISTS, YOU GUYS. There was one I had dedicated to sleepy music, which was mostly soft, and there was dedicated to simple music, which was acoustic-type or clean, easy pop, and there was shower music, for the songs I never skip and always sing along to, and rainy music, etc., and now I have over 7000 songs (and counting; there are albums I'm still remembering I haven't added yet) and that's just too much to go through.

    This is the worst. I know it's a stupid problem, but I organise all of my things very seriously, and that's four years' worth of organisation that I've lost because I added a corrupted track to my iPod. Grrrr.

  2. I'm going through all of my entries and re-tagging them and it's taking a long time. It's also difficult because I do everything in point form and sometimes I mention things in detail, but sometimes I mention them fleetingly either to support something else I'm writing in detail about or just to say dumb things like "ohho I'll catch up on this now!", which basically means I waste a lot of time rereading my entries to figure out whether to tag it for that thing or not to. It's not even important, but I like being organised about this crap, which makes me irritating. (That was not a typo. I am irritating.)

  3. I had to take a break from my Vampire Diaries marathon because I was watching too much at a time, but very quick thoughts behind the cut - and mostly spoiler-free, if you're worried )

  4. This week's Community was wonderful. mom, how many lies have i been living?! )

  5. FRINGE! entrada )

    I'm beginning to realise I'm incredibly biased when it comes to talking about Fringe - I love it too much. So this is how it feels to not want to talk about things that annoy you about shows you love!

  6. The Office this week looked like it was going to be frustrating and annoying, but the Michael-Oscar storyline was inspired, and the Pam-Dwight storyline made me both laugh and sniffle. Thank you, thank you, show, for addressing the things Pam has lost or has done wrong - and I loved that it wasn't the focus of a storyline, but just a motivation of the actual story, and I loved that it was short. Actually I liked a lot about how this episode was edited/put together. Sometimes I feel like this show uses the excuse of a documentary to be a little lazier about this sort of thing, which I guess works and it suits its old style, but the jokes worked better because of where certain shots were cut or certain scenes were shot, I think, which really helped.

  7. I'm going to be making a list of all the movies I want to be getting through (and in order!) and then I'll start on it properly.

This entry is really long, I'm sorry.

-- rachu
falulatonks: ([misc.] tv)
  1. OK, Community is brilliant, but this week's episode reminded me that sometimes this show gets a little too caught up with that brilliance and fails to let me connect with it in any other way.

    community thoughts and unnecessary feelings )

  2. 30 Rock, on the other hand, proved that it can get sweeter storylines pretty well when it wants to. 30 rock love )

  3. This week's The Office was weird because I should dislike it - it's absurd, unbelievable, and therefore mostly unlike the subtle, softer, sweeter nature of the humour that I loved this show for - but it's also ridiculously funny. the office, quickly )

  4. Modern Family this week probably had one of its funniest episodes. Loved it! modern family, quickly )

  5. Oh, Cougar Town, you are delightful and funny and also kind of heartbreaking. Thank you. cougar town, quickly )

  6. Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert's Everybody's Talking 'Bout Sully is both hilarious and ridiculously catchy. I love them a lot.

  7. I feel like I had non-TV things to talk about, but they're mostly along the lines of "studying a lot. am bored and tired and annoyed."

  8. I totally watched Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dancing in YouTube clips for around an hour this afternoon - so talented, so classy (and god, the moves she pulls off in heels?!). I love black and white movies because their beauty and enjoyability is almost completely reliant on their stars' talents and charms. It's simple, unpretentious, and gorgeous.

    Also, I find Cheek to Cheek intensely romantic (and that's not a word I like to use) - the way the notes climb at and my heart beats so that i can hardly speak, oh my heart. I can't be the only one who gets a little heartclutchy at these things, right?
This entry is so chatty, but I just feel like blabbering on a little bit. Sorry?

-- 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)
falulatonks: (Default)
I want to be super detailed or at least partly organised when I talk about Fringe, but I don't know how to do it! I couldn't even rearrange these points after I'd written the whole thing. I'm sorry for this, I guess? It's not my fault, though.

fringe - 'olivia' )

(I'm writing the rest of this entry four hours after I was done with Fringe.)

  1. community )

  2. The Office was adorable and really funny and maybe it's because I didn't think about it much, or because I haven't had expectations for it for a while, but I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I love everyone!

  3. 30 Rock was good, too, and I'm glad that I feel like that about this show. I love Matt Damon. I also loved that Jack booked a "JackFest", and Liz did that thing with the Victorian wallpaper - that's a level of high interference into each other's lives that we haven't seen in ages, and I kind of love when we get to see them influencing each other more, because I love their friendship. Last season, we got so many scenes where they just walked into each other's rooms, talked about everything that had happened to them, made some weird joke, and then walked right out. It got annoying.

    The Pete/his wife joke was gross, though. I disapprove.
I feel like it's relevant to mention that Community briefly mentioned Toy Story 3, and The Office briefly mentioned Inception. Clearly Community is the cooler show.

I am ridiculous.

-- rachu

ETA: The Office - when Toby and Gabe told Michael he needed to go through a HR course, I started hoping with all my heart that it would be with Holly. It's not just me, right? Or am I that pathetic about Michael/Holly?
falulatonks: ([misc.] tv)
Day #13: Favorite childhood show

Even Stevens )

Day #14: Favorite male character

Mal Reynolds, Firefly - I get a little smitten here, sorry )

Runner-up, briefly - Jim Halpert, The Office )

I'll have to hold back on Day #15 because you've seen how stupidly rambley I can get about my favourite characters. It will be even worse for this one. I bet you already know the answer to this one, though. I won't even give you any hints. Knope, I won't.

I have the next five days off for studying, and what I've decided to do is work till around 3 in the morning, wake up at 7, be productive for a while longer, because those are the quietest hours and the most my brain works. In the afternoon I'll sleep, because I get nothing done in the afternoon. Let's see how this goes!

-- rachu

30 day meme - full list )
falulatonks: ([parks] tom and april - WHAT)
I am sick again! And just generally feeling sorry for myself. I couldn't concentrate on important things this morning, so I rewatched a little bit of Spaced and His Girl Friday. I have also probably killed five thousand trees with my tissue usage today, and I'm sorry, planet!

30 Day TV Meme: Day #7 - Least favorite episode of your favorite t.v show

Dunder Mifflin Infinity )

I’m more annoyed with 30R than I am with The Office right now, though, but that’s a completely different story.

-

Everything sucks! Hate you, universe.

-- rachu

30 day meme - full list )
falulatonks: ([misc.] tv)
30 Day TV Meme: Day #6 - Favorite episode of your favorite t.v show

Casino Night )

Runners-Up: The Dundies, Beach Games, Drug Testing, Christmas Party, The Initiation, The Injury, Booze Cruise. (This is a short list!)

-- rachu

30 day meme - full list )
falulatonks: ([office] jim/pam)
Short replies, because I'm exhausted, and I blabber about everything else on this meme anyway, so I'll just cross these off quickly -

Day 04 - Your favorite show ever


The Office )

Runners-up - Firefly (actually if I didn't call comedies my favourite genre of television, this may have won) and Parks and Recreation (OUT OF NOWHERE; I'm honestly having massive amounts of crazy!love for it right now; we can talk about it later in the meme).

Day 05 - A show you hate

Two and a Half Men )

--

I am really so tired - all we do these days are essays, essays, essays; I have papers for both history and Knowledge & Inquiry (on historical epistemology), so doing all these history-based things is almost getting on my last nerve, except not really because I kind of love it? But still.

I was going to go to bed, by the way, but [livejournal.com profile] cereal just posted Leslie/Ben fic, and a) Parks fic!!!1! and b) it's [livejournal.com profile] cereal!!!1! What am I supposed to do? (I'm going to read it, and then I'll hate myself tomorrow, until I remember I can nap during one of the stupider lectures.)

I got back an answer I wrote evaluating a passage, and at the end my smart-ass teacher had written schizophrenic, which is kind of what I feel like a lot these days, so maybe that's not too bad. This entry is a mess. I should probably go sleep.

-- rachu

30 day meme - full list )
falulatonks: ([misc.] tv)
First:
❝WHAT I THINK ABOUT YOU❞

And now TV - I wanted to do all of these in more detail, but I ended up not being able to be in the mood (if that makes any sense), so - Glee in detail, and for all the rest, one thing I wanted to point out and talk about a little.
  1. Glee - laryngitis )

  2. I think Community is the best thing on TV right now. I never am able to get into detail about this show, I really don't know how to. Last week, though, I ended Modern Warfare and wanted to scream/cry/rant because of how perfect it is - it's so inventive and interesting and crazy, but hilarious, sweet, and always heeding character. In twenty episodes that are nearly always set in a mildly surreal kind of universe, they've created sweet and realistic characters, given all of them good screen-time, allowed all of them great character development, and given them believable relationships with each other. Other shows should be paying attention.

  3. the office, parks and recreation, 30 rock )

  4. Doctor Who was fun and entertaining like Who should be. a little bit more on 'vampires of venice' )

  5. Chuck, you are a billion times more delightful when you keep away from the dumb angst.

  6. Non-TV things -
  7. I have some very clear ideas about what I want to do, study-wise, but the difficulty is in finding the best way to get to that thing. It's kind of exhausting. Education in general is being very tiresome. This is the main reason I'm writing so much more these days.

  8. The original Spring Awakening cast sang Touch Me live a few years back, and I only just found it online. Only a couple of songs from this musical has managed to get to me (I've forgotten most of the rest), and Touch Me is the kind of song where I like the main tune but don't like the arrangement, performance, or dialogue interruptions in the official recording. This live performance is perfect. No dialogue, just brilliant harmonising of around 15 people on-stage together, singing something that's kind of gorgeous and it makes me a little teary. I've listened to it more times than I'm comfortable with telling you all!

  9. The Adjustment Bureau trailer, starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. I wasn't interested before, but now I'm psyched. Science-fiction romance with great consequences!!! It has Anthony Mackie in it, too, who you may remember better as the man criminally robbed of a Supporting Actor nomination for how brilliant he was in The Hurt Locker.

  10. BUT INCEPTION OH MY GOD. Damn it, Nolans. How is it that even knowing next to nothing about this movie I want to watch it right now?! It can't just be the stellar cast.

  11. There was an article in Newsweek last week about gay actors. Kristin Chenoweth responded to it, Ryan Murphy responded to it, and now Aaron Sorkin's responded to it. I have nothing to say about it, other than the fact that it's all interesting, but Sorkin's was so well-expressed that I feel like watching The West Wing right now.

  12. There a couple of photos of John Krasinski being carefree and adorable online over here. The ones of him and Emily are my favourites, because this one (rather than the one of them kissing, though this one helped) makes them look really relaxed and happy with each other, and that made me 'ship them more than anything ever. :P
This is a really long post. I'm sorry.

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

-

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.
falulatonks: ([office] michael - everybody DANCE now)
that embraces all ideas...and just shoots...out of its eyes all kinds of beauty..."

It is ridiculous how much I adore Community and Parks and Recreation right now. I spent most of the former laughing a bit like a crazy person, and most of the latter going "awww". Maybe the reason I'm unimpressed or only barely satisfied with anything else I watch (other than Castle, wow, when did that happen!?) is how wonderful these two shows have been. I had full intention of writing everything I loved from these two shows, but now I realise I may not be capable of getting that into words. So instead (I guess) a few things about all four shows behind the cut -

parks, community, the office, 30 rock )

Spent time out with the sister and [livejournal.com profile] imprinted_soul today! We went to check out a "book-fest", but ended up buying one book and ten kinds of stationary each instead. :P Then we had Starbucks coffee and muffins/bagels. It was a good day!

-- rachu
falulatonks: ([office] jim/pam - couldn't wait)
There was a four-hour break between our morning assembly and the time I have to go set up for the open house at college (and the open house ends at 9 at night), and I actually came home to watch The Office.

Worth it. :D That was a lot of fun. I'm probably going to stay off the flist and message boards and all because I don't really want the inevitable negativity to be cramping my love for it (because even the flist is pretty regularly negative now, and I usually like reading all of it), but - yeah. Just know that I'm happy with it. And I'm smiling still now. I only ever cry at depressing things, so now I'm just grinning stupidly, because that wasn't depressing! And I am totally satisfied. Thank you, show. :)

I should have left three minutes ago to get back on time, but I don't even care.

-- rachu

P.S. That Jim/Pam proposal .gif has been posted three times in my flist, and I'm just going to add to that joy.


ETA (SO LATE.) Please tell me you've seen the 58 second video blog of adorable here. Hey, you guys, that is so tiny and fleeting but they will be that casually in love forever now!

ETA AGAIN The little thing about driving stick made me pause the episode so I could let out a sigh. Oh, these obstacles.

BECAUSE I'LL NEVER GET THERE ON TIME Oh hi, Robert Pine, Chris Pine's father/Jim Halpert's father.
falulatonks: ([office] michael/holly - wicki WHAT)
Initial Employee Transfer thoughts behind the cut. )

I am in love with the fact that Will Arnett being in 30 Rock is no longer a big deal for me - he's just there and being awesome and he's a great part of the cast and he never feels like a guest star but I'm still happy to see him on the show. :D

-- rachu

edited to say: My love for Steve Carell is completely justified by this video - singing Let My Love Open the Door. Ignore the Dane Cook and look at Steve being sad and sweet and strumming on his guitar. ♥ I adore Steve Carell as Dan. I love him completely.
falulatonks: ([office] michael/holly - wicki WHAT)
but i got a good feeling from holly."

I was apprehensive about Baby Shower after I watched the promo for it, because it was pretty over-the-top, but everything toned down considerably after the cold open, which I was happy about. A lot of this week's episode struck me as totally right somehow - though not all of it - and I enjoyed it. :D

Michael/Holly is kind of the most adorable thing in the world - the way he hugged her and the way she kind of teared made me want to hug both of them, too. GAH, why so cute, people?! HAVE BABIESSSS. Please? For Michael? :D

Michael with babies is adorable and I really want to see Steve with Angela's baby now because of the stories she said about how he holds out her finger to Isabelle and she grasps it and he goes "AAHHHH YOU'RE HURTING IT" all fakely and fun and she keeps staring at him because he likes making faces at her egh so cute and how about Isabelle making yakky noises to John all the time like they're best friends or something and EGH SO CUTE I'm turning into KELLY.

The Jim/Pam tag was wonderful, too. I was expecting angst after the various depressing comments I found, but this was perfect - sweet in a sad sort of way, except not really, because even when they're out-of-sync they're too in-sync. Three reasons (of many) why people should not be worrying about them -
  • "Is it just me, or are we off today?" No miscommunication problems there, my friends.
  • The 'incident' at the laundry - Pam remembers it as the time "that crazy guy pushed (Jim)", and Jim remembers it as the time "that crazy guy yelled at (Pam)". Aw.
  • "I miss you." Pam wants to be "home". Aw.
  • (bonus!) THE ENGAGEMENT RING THAT SHONE WHEN SHE WAS FOLDING LAUNDRY. IT'S ON HER FINGER.
You worriers are crazy. And, you know, there are people who are just searching for reasons to say they'll break up, which is just sick and wrong and mean and I hate you. I hate you all.

Is it just me or are Andy/Angela getting a little cuter? Damn it.

I'll be missing next week's episode and won't watch it for another four or five days. Because I'll be in INDIA. OMGYAY.

-- rachu

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