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Dear Doctor Who S3 finale... Do I really need to cut for spoilers for this at this point? Ah well, I'll do so anyway. )

ETA: And obligatory Eleven tack-on -- this amuses me far too much.
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Now that it's June and all, I figure it is an appropriate time to finally finish up my long-abandoned TV of 2009 round-up post. (It's not so bad, is it? June? January? June? January? Whatever, they start with the same letter.) Time consuming though it may be to write up, and perhaps tedious though it may be to read, I do like to have it for personal reference (laaaaame, but true!). So I am just going to slam through these mofos and finish this TONIGHT, OR ELSE. I've got three hours to meet that goal, and clock starts... now! (This might mean that pictures will have to wait until later, though. Also, spoilers for the most recent episodes of: Robin Hood, Royal Pains, Spooks, Star Trek: The Animated Series, Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate: SG-1, and The Prisoner.)

TV of 2009, part the third and last. I PROMISE. )

HEY, GUESS WHAT, I FINISHED ON TIME! Hey, guess what else? My life is so sad and TV-centric that writing up a brief chronicle of my viewership turns into an all-consuming chore, ahahaha whhhhyyyyyyy. Okay, I'll probably update this with appropriate picspams in time (which coming from me probably means next January or something).
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Follow-up to previous post dedicated to Psych/White Collar squee -- I've said it before and I'll say it again, but I am in awe of USA's branding and audience targeting. HOW DO THEY MAKE ME WANT TO WATCH EVERY SHOW THAT THEY AIR? BECAUSE GUYS GUYS GUYS GUYYYYYS LOOK AT THEIR NEW SHOW:

Covert Affairs

I don't really know anything about it except that 1) based on YouTube comments, it looks like an Alias rip-off? Never watched Alias myself, so I wouldn't know; and 2) IT STARS PIPER PERABO, OH MY GOD I HAVE SUCH A CRUSH ON HER; and 3) IT ALSO FEATURES ANNE DUDEK AS HER ROOMMATE, PLEASE TELL ME SOMEBODY IS WRITING THAT FIC RIGHT NOW, ALL OF MY TV-RELATED LESBIAN FANTASIES ARE COMING TRUE (ETA: it just occurred to me that Anne Dudek's character might actually turn out to be her sister, which would be awkward. PLEASE PLEASE ROOMMATE PLEASE; ETA2: GODDAMMIT IT'S HER SISTER. I HAVE BEEN THWARTED); and 4) Sendhil Ramamurthy is on it!; and 5) the first episode is directed by Tim Matheson, who did two of my favorite Psych episodes ("65 Million Years Off" and "Earth, Wind, and... Wait for It..."); and 6) GUYS I JUST REALLY REALLY HOPE THIS SHOW IS GOOD BECAUSE NEVER BEFORE HAVE I BEEN SO EXCITED ABOUT SOMETHING BASED ON A FEW SECONDS FROM A SUMMER TV PROMO.

Video )

OH, AND RIGHT, REMEMBER HOW MARSHA THOMASON IS BACK TO A SERIES REGULAR ON WHITE COLLAR S2? LEBSIAN FANTASIES FULFILLED PT. 3. WHERE DO I DIRECT MY FANMAIL, USA NETWORK?

ETA3: Hahahaha oh man this is the definition of secondhand embarrassment. ETA4 (I promise I will stop editing this entry eventually): AND THERE'S A LONGER VERSION.
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BIRTHDAY POST!!!!!

I may have finally reached that age where birthdays are to be dreaded rather than celebrated; but thankfully the internet is an ageless wonder, an anomaly of time and space, and a perfect venue for a "Things That Make Me Happy!" post! AND YOU CAN PLAY ALONG! (Seriously, please do.)

I'll stick with you baby for a thousand years, nothing's gonna touch you in these golden yeeeeeeeaaaaaars!! )

I'd like to keep this open until I leave on Wednesday, so please! Spam away! Picspams, gifs, fanvids, basically anything in the history of ever that you feel like linking to or flailing over... all expressions of joy and happiness are welcome.
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Not watching new White Collar until tomorrow but, after getting caught up with everything yesterday, I felt the need to make a pre-emptive photo post.

MUCH SHALLOWNESS WITHIN. ALSO PRETTY MUCH THIS ENTIRE THING IS CAPSLOCK, JSYK. )
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Oh, and somehow in all that wailing I forgot that I haven't updated on anything fandom-y as of late.

Merlin )

Spooks )
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Okay, these are probably new to nobody but me, but -- I was just browsing through the image galleries at Lucy Griffiths Online because, I don't know, I like to torture myself with the fact that SHE NEEDS TO BE IN MORE THINGS and WHY DOES SHE HAVE SUCH DODGY HAIR NOW and UHHHH OH MY GOD WHAT? IS THAT LAV-LAV? and other such nonsense. Um, but anyway, I digress from the true subject of this post -- the quotes page! How have I never heard some of these before?:

[About starting Robin Hood] "Everyone was completely new to me. They all knew that it was in their best interests to be friendly, but I just think these people are pretty damn funky!" Best cast description ever Y/Y?

"Marian is not exactly a weak character; she's physically quite able, as well as verbal, and she actually goes around doing her own fighting and protects other people. She's a strong woman and, although she loves Robin Hood desperately, you get the feeling that she could live without him because she's strong enough on her own." OH. OH. JUST... ♥ ♥ ♥

"I just absolutely love working with Richard [Armitage]. He’s probably the best scene partner I've ever had… He allows me to say what I think about my performance and his performance without getting angry about it, and the other way around. I often will ask him if there’s something he can suggest to help me out, or if he can give me a reason. If I’m finding something difficult, I can ask him why he thinks that might be. We have a very good friendship as well. We laugh a lot together." If they never ever manage to ever do another project together, it will be such a tragedy.

And in related news of lovely ladies who wow me with their awesome interviews, it seems every time there is a new article about Katie McGrath I just fall in love anew: 1 2 I had no idea she used to be a wardrobe assistant! That's awesome! Or that she was set on doing journalism but then changed her mind after, uhh, actually doing it. That I can certainly sympathize with. I don't really know why, but I am so utterly charmed by her career path, haha. ALSO ALSO ALSO I cannot waaaaait for "To Kill the King" to air on NBC on Sunday. I might cry slightly less this time because I'll get my family to watch it with me but, man, she is such a friggen powerhouse in that episode.

Ooh, and somebody at [livejournal.com profile] isabella_giz introduced me to this blog which has some gorgeous scans of Lara Pulver that, again, are completely new to me. How have I been missing out on all this stuff for so long?
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Obligatory TV update post... Well, early I had smushed my Leverage and Royal Pains thoughts together, so guess what? I'm going to do it again! I am nothing if not a creature of habit.

And, okay, I'm going to start out by feeling guilty because... I think I'm dropping Leverage? I don't know, it's the kind of show that I want to like, and I like the people involved, and I think the show has such a nice feel -- and yet none of that shakes the fact that I come to the end of an episode and go, "Huh. Okay. So there was another episode of that. *switches off TV*" This seems to be a continuing pattern with me, of shows that I appreciate and support but just can't actually watch for whatever reason. Possibly my brain has now been conditioned to only enjoy cracky ridiculous nonsense. And, I mean, there were still bits of this week's show that I enjoyed -- mostly the Eliot/Hardison bickering (although was it just me or did that whole Star Trek thing not make any sense? So if the even ones are good, then why are they code word for situation bad? And, anyway, THE ODD ONES DO NOT SUCK, WHATEVER HARDISON STV IS TOTALLY AWESOME), and I did think the baddie of the week was interesting -- but, ehhh, I dunno. Ha, I love how I have to feel bad and rationalize it when I decide to watch less TV. Hey, self! This should be a good thing! Anyway.

Royal Pains! This is another one I kind of thought about dropping earlier but I'm glad I stuck with it because I think it's shaped up really well and now I truly, legitimately like it! A lot! I meant to post about it last week because OMFG DIVYA JUST TRY TO BE MORE AWESOME, WHY DON'T YOU except then she came out this week and was even more awesome, augh, my brain can't even process. It's like TPTB decided to respond directly to my NEEDS MOAR DIVYA injunction because the last two episodes have been great on that front. Conversely I have been kind of mehhh on the recent Hank/Jill developments but, man, Hank is so friggen delightful and adorable. I apologize for calling him, err, "boring as hell" or something similar after the first episode. I keep going back and forth on Jill, though, I dunno. After "Crazy Love" I was on a definite off-again stage because, durrr, okay now this is spoilery )

AND THEN PETER JACOBSON WAS IN AN EPISODE. OMG. OMG. TAAAAAUB. EXCEPT NOT. I'm still not exactly sure why I have such a honkin' huge crush on him but, well, there it is. And he was great. And again with Divya being awesome. Have I said that enough yet? I think I need to put together an addendum to my massive TV girlcrush list.

Other important news -- yes I am being lame and pimping my own pet project, but there are SERIOUS BUSINESS MATTERS going down over at [livejournal.com profile] capslock_hood so you best pay attention and pitch in.

Okay, there was also some blah blah my life is dumb blahhh wangst that I was going to tack onto this but, whatever. I can sum it up by saying: blah blah emo blah, I think I'll go embroider something and eat a peanut butter sandwich.

Oh, and I've started catching up with SG-1 again! It's significantly more entertaining than I remembered (I think because then I was watching it against SGA and, just, nothing is more ridonkulous than that show; whereas now I'm watching it against anticipatory hatred of SGU and now I'm like teeeeeeam! Of people who are actually smart! I love you all!).
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- I've fallen off a bit from my MASSIVE STARGATE BRAIN TAKE-OVER (millions cheer!) (and yet I still can't seem to cycle out my Woolsey icon, because dammit he is just too beautiful), but [livejournal.com profile] sgastoryfinders never fails to bring the lulz. Im looking for the fic where Rodney gets stuck under a pillar off world and tells Ronan to cut off his hand and then he grows an new one due to him handeling a device made by machello. Oh yyyeah.

- After I discovered this fantabulous Guy/Marian vid to "Anything for Love" (just... seriously... GAHHH. My endless love for that song combined with my endless love for Maz and Giz has rendered me speechless. IT IS SO PERFECT -- AND EEEE MY FAVORITE VERSE, THE BEST PART OF THE SONG, IS SO WELL TRANSLATED -- JUST SKIP TO 3:52 AND BE FILLED WITH WONDER), it also struck me that I am terribly fond of this Robin/Marian "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" vid... I've spoken before of my love for over-the-top Jim Steinman love ballads, so all that can now be concluded is that fandom also needs an elaborate "Total Eclipse of the Heart" vid (and, hey, look at 3.01! The writers clearly want one too!). I can't decide which ship would be best suited to the song, though (I want to say something OTHER than Robin/Marian or Guy/Marian, though, the poor girl needs a break already). Oh, and then when I was folding laundry today "Like a Prayer" came on and -- I'm sorry but it's TRUE -- it would make the most perfect Guy/Marian crackvid since ever. (ETA 2: Okay, I think now Guy = Madonna has become cemented in my mind because "Open Your Heart" came on when I was cleaning my room this morning and, what do you know, that's a totally perfect pine-y song for him as well. I DON'T QUITE KNOW WHY BUT THIS MUSICAL AFFINITY FILLS ME WITH GLEE.)

- Hey! I'm excited about a new movie! Public Enemies comes out this week, and I just might scrounge up the $6.50 to go see it. Plus, heads up, TCM's holding a gangster movie marathon on Wednesday.

- I finished Life on Mars last night. First of all, let me say just how weird it was to watch that finale back-to-back with the Robin Hood one. Talk about different production levels, sheesh. (Actually, though, I found them both sort of epic and satisfying in their own way, so. YEAH, I KNOW. I might finally have come to terms with some of my more gigantic Robin Hood issues; either that or my brain has decided that it isn't worth the effort of anguishing over them.) I can't get over how well put together every separate layer of mindfuck was in that episode, and I can't get over that it's, well, over! Man. I think I'm going to check out Ashes to Ashes because 1) GENE GENIE and 2) Keeley Hawes, oh good lord I crush on her so hard; but I feel like I need to take at least a few days off before starting on it to pay respect to my Sam/Gene love.

- Hey, Merlin's on! TTFN. ETA: Aaaand my dad's watching a History Channel special. Never mind. Ah, well, this frees me up for more time to troll the interwebs babbling about Robin Hood (because, yes, that is one thing that has been sadly lacking in my life as of late).
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Once again I am delaying any sort of cohesive Robin Hood write up (horror of horrors, I have actual work to write up instead!) and, once again, I am instead summing up my feelings with a brief pictorial flail:



YOU WANT A REASON TO FINALLY WATCH ROBIN HOOD? OH LOOK, HERE IT IS. I MEAN NO DISRESPECT TO MY MOST BELOVED MARIAN, BUT -- HOT DAMN ISABELLA IS ONE SMOKIN' BAMF. THOSE GIZZY GENES ARE THE GOOD (ALBEIT SLIGHTLY PSYCHOTIC) ONES, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.
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In doing my Year in Fiction recap last time, I had the most fun -- and blew the most time! -- doing my TV post; and, as 2008 began drawing to a close, I sincerely looked forward to going through the same process again in putting together a TV of 2008 retrospective. Yet once work actually began... I. Wow. Holy balls, guys. I WATCH SO MUCH FRIGGEN TV. When exactly did that happen? Looking over my post from last year I felt a bit ridiculous about how many new fandoms I had picked up, but between now and then my list has just about tripled. Um. Err. Yeah. Oops? I apologize in advance for the rather epic nature of this post, then. Definitely not dial-up friendly. Spoilers for the most recent seasons of: American Idol, Big Wolf on Campus, Chuck, Crusoe, House M.D., Legend of the Seeker, Life on Mars, Lost, M*A*S*H, Mad Men, Merlin, The Middleman, Psych, Pushing Daisies, Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate: SG-1, Star Trek: DS9, Star Trek: TOS.

Television of 2008 )
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My sister, home for the holidays, has recently taken up harassing me for episodes of SGA to catch up with. OH, BEING FORCED TO WATCH TV. MY LIFE IS SO HARD. So we're in the middle of season three right now, just got through the two-parter -- and, well. Just sayin'. BUT. Those episodes can totally be retconned to where John returns with the primary motivation of rescuing Woolsey, right? RIGHT. Of course I'm right. Awww, I love those two. HAVE I MENTIONED HOW MUCH I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO "VEGAS"? IS IT JANUARY 2ND YET???

Speaking of other shows recently on hiatus -- no Chuck until February! Or Pushing Daisies until... January or February, probably! Or Merlin until later than that! So a brief last-gasp-of-2008 babble about each:

2.12 Chuck vs. Santa Claus )

Pushing Daisies 2.10 The Norwegians )

Merlin 1.13 Le Morte d'Arthur )

ETA: HAAAAAAAAA OMG I HAVE A DATE TO GO SEE "TWILIGHT" TOMORROW. LOLLLLLL.

ETA2: BOY DO I EVER NEED TO GO TO BED ALREADY.
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Epic Girl!crush Picspam of Doom that I started, like... a month ago... is finally finished! ...Sort of. Well. Finished in a me definition of the word, where I spent way too long working on it; started getting picky over everything; somehow picked up two new fandoms in the meantime; felt compelled to add more and more; felt guilty over stuff being left out; finally said ENOUGH ALREADY, SELF -- CLOSURE!! So I limited it to television girl!crushes. From shows currently airing -- or that would be airing if they weren't on hiatus. Or if they hadn't been off the air for years, and that I'm only now catching up with. Except for, well, the one that's already aired and I've already caught up with, finally, but am not ready to let go of. Ahhhh this is why I can never get anything done.

A few of the reasons why I love my TV... )

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