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spill-over (LiA s01e01-2, Bones 4, EF s01e03)

Lost in Austen is so intentionally unintelligent that I cannot bear to watch another ep. A thoroughly unpleasant show with annoying plot twists, Doctor Who's wife as a hysterical Mrs. Bennet and an even uglier Darcy than usual, aimed at post-Bridget-Jones audience. I didn't even enjoy Jasper Fforde's novels, and this show is so much worse than his adventures of Tuesday Next. Here there is only one book, which in the dumbing down tradition of Hollywood is made into a hip fairy-tale that contains the "greatest love story of all times" (because everyone has seen it on TV), only to turn it into "every fan"s wet dream.

Jemima Roper got given a lot of rope in her short career; I tried to overlook how she kept hanging herself with it for years now, tried to favour her when she seemed the ugly duckling (see my "Hex" caps) but I was wrong, she seems to be meant as sexy anyway - and she's still "playing" the same stupid klutz, with the same unchanging mien and the same unchanging nasal voice, so that her "Hex" friend in the role of her antagonist here seems all the better in contrast. Does Jemima get roles due to lesbianism? I have no idea if she is.

The historical characters have no social problems, instead of a new interpretation there is nothing but a gross simplification of caricatures of Austen's characters; they don't react to Mary Sue strutting around in leggings *tampers scream* but stare at her décolleté which is like the other girls' - and all men are in love with her - ALL men. Typical modern day superficial look at history (shaving), clichéd history, clichéd modernisms, clichéd clichés of past film versions to boot. Her saying she never "understood" the character of Miss Bingley (after 14 years of rereading that novel) is an apt example of what's meant to be witty here.

The last minutes of the second ep though finally had the historical characters tell Mary Sue off, so that the discerning viewer would be dragged in. After way too long stupid whining and mouth-flapping she shouts at Darcy that he's "persistently unpleasant and disappointing", which is more perceptive than she'd been for the past two eps, and he replies that her "lewdness repelled" him, which I liked but ... *sigh* that wasn't even a trick to lure me, that's meant to be bad = love = lust.

ETA: I just realised, in real-historic-life, she'd have to become a whore. Can't see her in the workhouse. Can see her with Wickham.

ETA-TWO: a completely opposing opinion: burntcopper for example loved it, and actually sees Amanda as historically savvy.

ETA-THREE: *sigh* :(

Since I'm sure she'll fuck Darcy, having French kissed Bingley for no reason on her first day, so that Jane already had to submit to sharing the bed of crotch-sniffer-Collins, I will resist that false promise. You need to tell me the bare bones of what happened next once it's over.


Bones had been so disappointing this season that it was a real surprise s04e04 picked up after the obligatory daddy scene. Produced by Boreanaz, Dechanel and Reichs, the first half was faster and funnier, Hodgins being cranky is so much better than that Angela smooching stuff, and rather than replace Zac they have a new student each time. It's sad that even in guest stars, only the male ones work, but rather than have another quota-female, I'd have a show that works. The second half, with the dog whisperer, seemed the producers' pet project and didn't work for me. Schatzi is innocent was cool; their version of Ripley Under Ground wasn't.


There have been no photographs of me for at least a decade, not even for passport, so perhaps no photo for 15 years of my life. But in my last job, I sometimes was caught in the lense of outsiders, and I just found a passport sized photo of me at a function in what I think was called the Elephanthouse from about 2002 - my head was completely chewed up and punctured. I don't know where the cats found it, but despite/because of me not wanting photos after 1997, it actually hurt to see that tiny memento so mangled by my live-in creatures ... *sigh* and there she goes again, dropping the remains of her mouse on my foot to throw for them.


Robson ... had gone beyond embarrassing last Monday. And yet I seem to have made even more caps. There was morning-shimmy rump, skin-tight lycra, bulge nice hand-shots and writhing. I really wasn't going to post them. But since from next week on I might not have time ... oh gahd does anybody actually want to see these ...

The show really seems like a series of his failures; they keep sending him in to do things he's never done, and even if he buffed up before the trip, that doesn't make him able to shoot arrows or canoodle. Worst is his fraternising though, how he greets every uncaring gilly as "my friend", wraps his arm around the shoulder of every (taller) man, tells them things they hardly comprehend nor seem to care about ... but then I thought: he knew South Africa from "Soldier Soldier" and all the contacts he meets seem white, so maybe he isn't really so embarrassing? You know, like your older relatives that chat up hotel managers or boat rentals on holidays who only want you to pay them and then go away leave them alone, while your embarrassing relatives insist they should be best friends? I still could not watch, had to hold my hand in front of the screen as he danced with the waitresses in the kitchen.

So this is where I caved in and started capping again. There must be something wrong with that camera lense. He looks like a bloody body builder! But I love the hips.
So this is where I caved in and started capping again. There must be something wrong with that camera lense. He looks like a bloody body builder! But I like the shapes, head to hips.

So does the camera-man. Srsly, he must. So this isn't a dance, even though it looks much like what Robson did in Grafters. It seems a sort of warm up ...
So does the camera-man. Srsly, he must. So this isn't a dance, even though it looks much like what Robson did in Grafters. It seems a sort of warm up ...

I know, I know, too many caps, but this was less flattering, so I had to.
I know, I know, too many caps, but this was less flattering, so I had to.

Also less flattering, right? What I really like about the wrinkled, puff-eyed morning-Robson is how his voice is all growly and he's obviously genuinely tired. Yes, I think that's rare to see, go away.
Also less flattering, right? What I really like about the wrinkled, puff-eyed morning-Robson is how his voice is all growly and he's obviously genuinely tired. Yes, I think that's rare to see, go away.

Checking his tackle ... sorry, sorry, he's not really. In neither sense of the word.
Checking his tackle ... sorry, sorry, he's not really. In neither sense of the word.

In fact he's in great pain from the forced position he wasn't used to. It's not his fault that something prominent is at the center of the photo.
In fact he's in great pain from the forced position he wasn't used to. It's not his fault that something prominent is at the center of the photo.

Back-pain. Serious back-pain. Can we just think of the camera-man's focus again?
Back-pain. Serious back-pain. Ignore the focal point.

And he didn't fall over until he sat properly again; that's my Robby. He's also very scared of sharks this whole episode.
And he didn't fall over until he sat properly again; that's my Robby. He's also very scared of sharks this whole episode.

*helpless laugh* that's so him. He was having a pee (yup, they filmed that), and there was this thing next to him, and he was reliable assured it was poisonous, as he finishes with a typical laugh.
*helpless laugh* that's so him. He was having a pee (yup, they filmed that), and there was this thing next to him, and he was reliable assured it was poisonous, as he finishes with a typical laugh.

How Robson came to be bitten by a shark. Really he was more in danger of slipping into the water due to being smacked by that baby. And later on he (wisely) had to ask another gillie to hold onto him.
How Robson came to be bitten by a shark. Really he was more in danger of slipping into the water due to being smacked by that baby. And later on he (wisely) had to ask another gillie to hold onto him.

That was a bad one for me; he didn't catch the octopus with his watch, his gillie did; I liked it better when he later cracked up because it tasted worse than his watch would have.
That was a bad one for me; he didn't catch the octopus with his watch, his gillie did; I liked it better when he later cracked up because it tasted worse than his watch would have.

He enjoyed being ripped off by a witch-doctor, because he could diss himself comically. You rub a little potion on the pole. Rub a little bit on the fisher-man (another guy would have known he'd get offers for that).
He enjoyed being ripped off by a witch-doctor, because he could diss himself comically.

"You rub a little potion on the pole. Rub a little bit on the fisher-man" ... (another guy would have known he'd get offers for that).

The remains of a sometimes, transientally, classical profile.
The remains of a sometimes, transientally, classical profile.

Stage one of his smile.
Stage one of his smile.

Stage two, moving into genuine heewtfness (he met another Robson).
Stage two, moving into genuine heewtfness (he met another Robson).

... you rub a little bit on the fisherman ...
... you rub a little bit on the fisherman ...

This is for enname and her squid. Robson is looking at the remains of a non-extinct fish and musing that it was one of our ancestors. Nice and smart scene. Then he gets to hold another, which he rightly says looks like something living next to a nuclear reactor (and ta
This is for enname and her squid. Robson is looking at the remains of a non-extinct fish and musing that it was one of our ancestors. Nice and smart scene. Then he gets to hold another, which he rightly says looks like something living next to a nuclear reactor (and tastes like Dodo).

He was doped before or after this shot (smoked in by fishermen's daily bongs in a small cabin). I wish I could make everyone feel his lovely smile anyway.
He was doped before or after this shot (smoked in by fishermen's daily bongs in a small cabin). I wish I could make everyone feel his lovely smile anyway.





*sigh*



I really like Lee Pace - but he looks like Peter Cook, and they made him look like Adrian Paul here. So that he qualifies as hunky or something. Mope. Peter Cook was sexeh and kewl.
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