Holy Crap!

Mar. 18th, 2009 07:55 pm
ebonlock: (Being Human)
[livejournal.com profile] moonlightnrain in particular will wish to head to the Being Human blog 'cause right now you can download the original script for episode one. How freaking cool is that? It's absolutely fascinating how different this version is from what was filmed.

That blog is about the best show-related blog I've ever come across, it really is.

BTW, could those who have received a copy of Being Human from me let me know that it arrived in one piece? I'm beginning to get a little paranoid about things going missing in the mail. You don't have to have watched it, just pipe up with an, "It's here, don't worry." Many thanks.
ebonlock: (Being Human)
So we finished off season one of Being Human and I think I might have enjoyed it more than most of the folks who were viewing it, but we all had a great time. Wanted to thank [livejournal.com profile] elo_sf for hosting and providing us with all kinds of yummy food. I got some crafting done with the "help" of Miss Prada so that felt rather good.

Then I came home to give Kage her first hydration treatment and failed rather miserably. I had to poke her twice and she growled at me the second time then struggled free and pulled the needle out. I felt so wretched that I let her go and told myself tomorrow for sure. I'm not allowed to give up, I know that, it's just incredibly disheartening to know I not only hurt her but also failed to actually do any good.

Tomorrow I'm going to make sure she's incapacitated before beginning the procedure. Wish me luck.
ebonlock: (Being Human)
Ok bit of a "ratatouille" post today as I've got lots to post about but none of it really relates so here goes.
First, the new Bollywood dance class is both a damn good workout and a whole lot of fun. It's also incredibly challenging in ways I hadn't expected. You'd think my Middle Eastern dance experience would come in handy, but I find it's more of a hinderance than a help, the footwork and arms/hands are so fundamentally different that I start to move in a certain way out of habit and have to think about it and self-correct. I'm really enjoying it, and already adore the teacher who, unsurprisingly, is friends with Alyne.

Also she's told us she's going to invite us to her place and teach us how to cook an Indian feast which we'll then enjoy together. How cool is that?

Caught up on BSG and I have to say this week's episode was a hot mess. I'm becoming increasingly happier that there are only a few episodes left. I'm just ready for it to be over at this point.

I've also started watching a new animated series, "Wolverine and the X-Men" which is an astonishingly mature take on the series and a much more fitting addition to the genre then was the third actual film. It is a series made for the Marvel geek as everybody, and I do mean everybody, shows up at some point. The small touches, from smiling billboards of Magneto proclaiming the joys of moving to Genosha, to Wolvie referring to Nightcrawler as "the Elf", are incredibly charming. I really recommend checking this out, either on Nick or YouTube, you won't be disappointed.

Really enjoyed [livejournal.com profile] aelfsciene's party on Saturday and getting to see so many folks I so rarely spend time with these days. The food was also incredibly tasty and there was a whole lot of it. I can only imagine what her fridge looked like today.

And last but not least episode 5 of Being Human, I have to admit, was a bit of a disappointment. I think it suffered from trying to do too much. The problem there is that it didn't allow the characters to actually react and experience what was happening to them...which is the biggest strength of the series. It could've been two really great episodes rather than one rather shoddy one, but even the shoddiest BH episode is still better than 99.9% of what's on tv at present.

Also got my niece's quilt started at long last, which felt really good. So yay progress!

And, um, I think that's about it for now.
ebonlock: (Being Human)
I spent most of the latest episode of Being Human in a fetal position whimpering, "Oh my god, oh my god!" and you know what? I loved every minute of it. Seriously, this show just keeps getting better and it's killing me that we only get two more episodes for this season. I don't know what I'm going to do when it's over. It may involve rocking in a corner and muttering to myself.

I still think Life on Mars is my all-time number one favorite, but Being Human has moved into the number two slot. If it gets any better, though...well, sorry Life on Mars. And next week's preview had my jaw dropping. Dropping.

Jesus.

Thank god [livejournal.com profile] elo_sf lets me watch this with him because without someone to clutch and whimper with, then gush in wide-eyed awe afterwards I might just go insane. If you thought I was bad about pushing this show on you before, oh-ho just you wait. I've got dvd's ready to go for [livejournal.com profile] windrose, my sisters and my pal J-. Since [livejournal.com profile] jakejr can't watch it yet anyway I'll wait until I've got all the eps to send along to her. [livejournal.com profile] elenderel if you'd be interested I'll hit you up as well.

Oh and [livejournal.com profile] elo_sf, check behind here for an animation of the cuddle sequence that is to die for: )
ebonlock: (Being Human)
Just saw episode two of "Being Human" and OMG, I don't know if I can wait until next Sunday for episode three. Seriously, I don't know if I could be more obsessed if I consciously tried. I want to bathe in this show.

It doesn't hurt that the latest ep bore an eerie resemblance to a double issue of the Paranormals. And every time I said, "Wouldn't it be cool if..." the show gave me what I wanted. *happy sigh*

Ok and the boys and girl are also painfully adorable. I will admit that as much as I love the ensemble George has become my favorite one. He's just such a delightful jumble of awkwardness, sweetness and vulnerability combined with a brain set to permanent "random" mode. I spend most of every episode just wanting to hug and protect him. Except when he's in wolfie mode because that thing is awesomely scary!

Oh, oh and some kind soul uploaded the prequels to YouTube so those of us in the U.S. can enjoy them as well. And so I share them with you. )
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Bit of a whirlwind of a weekend but I got a bunch accomplished so I'm feeling good. Books brought to Book Buyers and now I have a nice fat credit account there (yay!), clothes brought to Goodwill, apartment tidied and time well spent with friends. Got to see "Slumdog Millionaire" with [livejournal.com profile] cyranocyrano and all I can say is this: SEE THIS FILM. Seriously it is breathtakingly good. Those familiar with the Bollywood scene will get a few of the jokes that passed over the American audience, but you won't miss out on much even if you don't know the actors referenced. It's an amazingly well crafted story that will have you both crying and grinning, and it has the best credits I've seen. Also I'd like to shake the hand of the casting director because their casting for the kids, teens and adult versions of the three main characters were just perfect.

And, oh, the soundtrack...just...oh.

Finished up "Pushing Daisies" and all I can howl is: "NO YOU CAN'T LEAVE IT THERE!" Holy shit what a cliffhanger. Goddamn! I'm glad I went into this show knowing it was cancelled because if I'd had to deal with the pain of loss it might well have been sniper rifle and water tower time.

And I got to see the end of "Jodhaa Akbar" (many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] aelfsciene!) and I loved it. In case anyone doesn't want to be spoiled I'll stick a couple of comments back here... )

And many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] elo_sf for having me over to see the latest episodes of "Demons" (which sucked such ass it defies the telling of it) and "Being Human". Oh my god, "Being Human" just keeps getting better. Seriously I couldn't be more in love with this show than I am. I went nearly fetal from the absolute adorability of the relationship between Mitchell and George. I find myself totally ok with the re-casting of Mitchell and Annie, which kind of surprised me. The new Mitchell is much more nurturing, and that is not a word I usually associate with a vampire. The new Annie is sweeter and softer than the original and she won me over without even trying.

I'm very much afraid I'm going to be pimping this show pretty heavily as well, just so you know.

And finally a big thanks to [livejournal.com profile] reluctantgenius who taught me how to roll start a car...well, in theory anyway. Alas the car didn't actually start despite our best efforts but it was a helluva workout :) We both decided we really need to get back to exercising...

And I come home to discover a Super Bowl day House marathon, what could be cooler than that?

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