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16 May 2013 @ 10:44 pm
I want to go track down Elementary shortly, but first a brief note on The Office's series finale:

Spoilers, ish.Collapse )
31 January 2013 @ 10:52 pm

SPOILERS???Collapse )
14 November 2012 @ 04:12 pm
My extra icon packages expire in like 4 days and I dunno if I'm gonna do anything about it. On one hand, icons! All the icons I have spent years collecting and such! On the other hand, I don't post or comment as much as I used to and I also have no income, so.

SPEAKING OF this is the song that never endsCollapse )

I didn't mean for this post to be "wah wah I will never amount to anything, version #4.0" but that's basically all that's happening in my life rn so there it is lol. UM. Here have a point-form breakdown of stuff I have seen:

  • The Mindy Project was good this week. The show is definitely getting better and finding its stride. I have never found an episode HILARIOUS, but they're consistently amusing throughout (or have been for the last few episodes) which is good enough for me. I find Mindy quite a likable lead -- I don't particularly relate to her but I find her funny and I think they've struck a pretty decent balance between funny and still clever/believably a medical professional. I would like to watch Dr. Mindy Lahiri interact with Dr. Elliot Reid. Danny and the British guy (lol idek his name) remain so-so, but Morgan is getting funnier and generally I just enjoy the show's vibe. Also, she wrinkled my brain re: "girlcrush" this week and now I may have to remove that from my vocabulary so good job Mindy.
  • The Office's "farewell season" continues to be enjoyable. I know some people are upset with the direction they've taken Andy but I don't curr about Andy so, whatever, and I hate Andy/Erin so Erin/NewJim is a welcome change for me. Oscar/Angela/Senator makes me uncomfortable but I'm reserving judgment until I know where it's heading. Also, they gave me an entire episode with Nellie using an American accent, so, excellent. (S9 Nellie, as far as I can tell, is basically an entirely different person from s7 or s8 Nellie, but she's a real character now so I'll take it.)
  • Doctor Who has a CIN thing airing this Friday that is meant to be the "first glimpse" of the new companion. I'm pretty sure by "glimpse" they mean that most literally, and we'll see about a single gif-worth of frames of her buried in a incoherent trailer of explosions. Also a prequel, which I'm sure will feature Eleven being ~zany as always.
  • Elementary continues to be enjoyable, with interesting characters and white noise crime cases. It sounds like the show is still slaying in ratings, which pleases me. I am cautiously optimistic to meet their Irene, because lbr it's not like she can be worse than the BBC's.
  • P&R exists and is enjoyable but I never have any deep thoughts on it. I don't think I loved this week's ep as much as other people, but what's new when it comes to P&R lol.
  • Argo was a really enjoyable film although it cracked me up to go online after and find out all this stuff about how they tweaked the story to glorify the CIA and downplay the involvement of the Canadian consulate, as well as the British and New Zealand consulates. LOLLLL SHOCKER.
  • Wreck-It Ralph was really good?? I really enjoyed it a lot. I even warmed to Vanellope despite hating Sarah Silverman. And Jane Lynch's character was better than I anticipated. And just... stuff. It may have helped the case that this movie came during a time when I'm inexplicably into video games again, but I loved all the visual gags. And Paperman! So cute.
19 October 2012 @ 01:07 pm
Well I thoroughly enjoyed all my shows this week (and by "this week" I mean "yesterday" because that's when everything airs, ugh), it's nice when that happens.

Parks & Rec.Collapse )

The Office.Collapse )

Elementary.Collapse )


05 October 2012 @ 12:48 pm
Why are LJ cuts now EXACTLY THE SAME as spoiler cuts? Ffs lj.

The Mindy ProjectCollapse )

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Wow that was a lot. Whatever, I'm bored. I guess most of these are pre-empted next week because of the VP debate? Boourns.
21 September 2012 @ 12:02 pm
NBC Thursdays just aren't the same without Community.

The Office's last season premiere! Finally!Collapse )

Also Parks and Rec happened.Collapse )
20 July 2012 @ 02:20 am

miss_mishi we are the greatest, happy old birthday bazcat89
11 May 2012 @ 01:24 pm
[There was really only one thread of interest for me on The Office...]which was of course whether or not Catherine Tate would be staying for the next season and if I would then have to keep watching. And it looks like the answer is yes?? I was excited but also conflicted because lol this show is a travesty now. BUT CATHERINE TATE ON MY TV MORE? HOW CAN I TURN THAT DOWN? Plus she recited Shakespeare. So I guess overall I am pretty excited for moar Nellie, either as a regular or a recurring guest star I can't tell, even though that means I am doomed to watch The Office forever. As for everything else in this finale, "lol the fuck?" covers it. I'm not sad to see the dumb Sabre plot go. The Dwangela-Oscar/Senator plotline is embarassing. I think the only genuine laugh the episode got out of me was actually this:

Because lol, fucking Gabe. Gabe is to me as Toby is to Michael. NBC, please give this show a final 9th season and put it out of its misery.

[I watched P&R on Tuesday, thanks Canada.]It was a decent episode overall. I'm glad Leslie won. The Ben/Leslie drama was predictable and meh to me. But if I'm honest I as disappointed in most of s4. I think the election plotline really just didn't do it for me. I found it frustrating to watch, and not in a fun way. If I wanted real electoral fuckery I could just turn on the news, I guess. And yeah, they got in some good political satire, but other episodes relied on characters being cartoonishly stupid, and not just Andy Dwyer. Plus, Tom/Ann is the fucking worst. So I dunno. I didn't hate the season but I did think overall it was not as good as it could've been.

Andy wanting to move to Winterfell or any place listed in that song by the Beach Boys was pretty funny though. I love the casual visual gags in this show.

P&R and The Office are the two NBC comedies that have yet to be renewed. I'm sure The Office will get at least a 9th season, hopefully as a final season. P&R I am confident about as well. Rumours point to a shortened season for P&R, but... I can't hate, because s3 was far and away their pinnacle and it was a shortened season. So maybe a shortened season would be good for the show. I just hope it's not a final season, because I think if The Office can drag itself into s9 like a beached whale, P&R deserves to make at least s6. (SIX SEASONS AND A MOVIE?)

Which brings me to COMMUNITY BEING PICKED UP FOR (AT LEAST) 13 EPISODES YESSSSSSSSS. Some people are calling this a "soft cancellation" or whatever, but tbqh I am just happy to have an s4 at all, whether it's a full season or not. And like I said for P&R, maybe the potential for 13 excellent episodes outweighs the potential for ... 13 excellent episodes and 9 episodes of filler. So IDK EITHER WAY. #FOURSEASONSANDAGRADUATION? God bless your inability to pick up any pilots that have any success, NBC.

[Community's finale is next week when I am in London WHYYYY.]This episode was hit and miss for me. It started off weak IMO, but I really liked it once it turned into the psychological thriller/gotcha movie, a la Shutter Island. That whole sequence was hilarious ("I WANNA SEE WHAT HAPPENS IF I TAKE ONE OF THEIR PENS") and so was the eventual deconstruction of that kind of twist as BS. SPEAKING OF, does anyone know what episodes Britta and Annie are doing in this gif?

Lastly in TV news, Mindy Kaling's pilot got picked up for a full season order over on Fox! I want it to be good so badly, though I won't be totally surprised if it's not. However, from the thing I saw, the starring cast (so excluding the guest stars like Ed Helms etc) was two men and four women, counting Mindy. Literally twice the number of women? UNHEARD OF WITCHCRAFT. I mean it'll depend on what the show is like etc, the actresses could be comparatively minor compared to the male roles, but that is a pretty rare unicorn, even for female-lead shows.

I was gonna write about something else but this post is already huge.
16 February 2012 @ 11:31 pm
Parks & Rec spoilers I guess!Collapse )


Office spoilers I guess.Collapse )

The most exciting stuff though was clearly these two things happening on Twitter:

MINDY KALING AND JENNA FISCHER FANGIRLING CATHERINE TATE ON TWITTER. It's like it was made just for me and bazcat89. I texted Liz as soon as I saw the Jenna one ngl.
06 February 2012 @ 07:45 pm
First off, thanks everyone for your nice comments on my last post. Things are getting better, ish. My mom sounds more like herself although I suspect she's mostly been trying not to think about it, which is the same tactic I've been using.

Second and much more happily LOOK LOOK LOOK:


Ignore the fact that Todd Packer is an awful, awful unfunny character and focus on her hair.

Anyway The Office hasn't been a good show in ages and this season sounds particularly awful but IDC, Catherine Tate! On my television! Huzzah!

I'm pretty sure I was going to post about something else too but now I completely forgot so enjoy these photos. OH WAIT. In continuing the weird theme of Doctor Who/NBC comedy crossovers:

03 August 2011 @ 01:54 pm
I. A Doctor/River rec? In MY lj? It's more likely than you think! To Make Us Children over at sail_your_sea is a nice look at the complications of a backwards relationship through the lens of the five stages of grief. PG, ~1000 words.

II. Through a coincidental Google today I found the greatest piece of Community fanart that ever has existed or ever will exist.

III. Am I the only one in the universe who has not registered for Pottermore? I feel as though I am. I generally gave up when it seemed like registration was opening at 4AM EST, but apparently today it was around 11! AND NO ONE TOLD ME UNTIL IT WAS TOO LATE. BOOOOOURNS. If someone were up to the task of registering for me I'd appreciate it, but I've probably missed that boat. I'm not DYING to get in, but ALL THE COOL KIDS ARE DOING IT and I WANNA GO TO HOGWARTS :(

IV. You know what is a fantastic episode of Doctor Who? Midnight. Just throwing that out there. I wish more post-Midnight fic existed that didn't involve Ten and Donna having sex. And yeah that means if you have recs I will read them.

V. The Office continues to be a filthy tease:

With Robert set as CEO — although executive producer Paul Lieberstein says they'd love to have Robert's former competition, Nellie Bertram, return once Catherine Tate finishes a run in a play — there will still be a vacancy for the managerial slot at Dunder Mifflin. (Source)

The Office is a sinking ship but MOAR CATHERINE TATE ON MY TV ALWAYS! Also I choose to believe that quote indicates "we totally wanted to hire her but she was busy".

VI. In an incredibly uncharacteristic decision the other day, I stopped to buy shoes, and then discovered a 3-for-1 sale was on, and came away with 3 dresses, 2 pairs of shoes and a scarf (because at that point I was tired of trying stuff on) for about $120. I don't remember the last time I voluntarily purchased a dress for a non-specific occasion, let alone the last time I purchased three, but there you have it. This fits with the fact that I actually went out of my way to buy makeup the other day, eyeshadow and eyeliner and everything. I don't know, I guess I am nurturing a futile dream that one day I will break out of my cocoon and transform into a beautiful butterfly.

VII. For a very long post, this feels pretty uninformative. I would do a meme but there don't seem to be any going around besides the ship quote one which I already did. Hmmm.
Soooo that hypothetical ficathon I mentioned?


Meanwhile, here are some answers from that top 5 meme.

fauxkaren asked for my Top 5 TV Shows of All Time. Spoilers: this list contains no Firefly, Buffy, X-Files or LOST.Collapse )

bluetooth16 asked for Top 5 Torchwood Fuck-ups!Collapse )
Television tonight was enjoyable. This episode of The Office was much better than the last, probably because it fell back onto the Jim/Dwight chemistry, Community was hilarious, Parks & Rec was flawless as always.

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, this was in the promo for the Office finale:

to which I am like

I have never been so excited for what will probably amount to thirty seconds of screentime tops. Well played, Office.
Wrote my last exam today! So I officially have a whole three days of "summer" before I start work on Monday, lol. Saturday is bff's going-away party because she's moving to Thailand for the summer, which kind of sucks. And then I start work like a real person. :O Scary.

Spoilers for The Office.Collapse )

Between Michael leaving and my abrupt decision to flounce from HIMYM, my TV-watching schedule suddenly seems wide open. Hmmmm. These vacancies are hard to fill due to me indescribable but particular tastes.

At least Parks & Rec has been absolutely on point every single episode this season.
12 April 2011 @ 08:28 pm
I. Omfg lol @ writer's block today:

You're on a crashing plane and your partner is fast asleep. Would you wake her/him up to say 'I love you' one last time or let her/him die in her/his sleep?


II. Mindy Kaling confirmed the Catherine Tate guest spot on her Twitter:


III. I wrote my first exam today. It was alright; I was not super pleased with the paper I got back afterwards. Fuuu. I feel like the amount of effort I put into something is irrelevant because it all winds up being the same anyway. Ready for the semester to be over for real -- 2 exams left, plus a paper I do not want to write.

IV. Also, I am pretty jealous of everyone who go9t to go to the NYC screening yesterday. It looks like a lot of fun. Also, I saw someone who went to the signing event say that Karen Gillan said she loved their hair. Um, new life goal: have hair complimented by Karen Gillan. I mean, seriously. That's like having your hair complimented by the GOD OF HAIR.

V. So it would seem Robert Sheehan leaving Misfits to go do stuff like Season of the Witch. My expectations for s3:

I hope he makes it up to me by being in that awful movie with Karen Gillan.
26 March 2011 @ 02:47 pm
So as I have mentioned, I totally flounced from s4 of Secret Diary after 4x03 and haven't watched since. Now that the show is wrapped up and I am sure some of you have seen it all, I want your help DECIDING MY FATE.

Poll #1722893 secret diary what have you become

Should I watch the rest of series 4?

Yes, because it was good.
Yes, because it was okay.
Yes, because Billie Piper is hot.
Just skip to 4x08
No, you are happier just assuming it ended after s3 and Belle and Bambi eventually ran away together.

Note that I would not like to actually be spoiled for the proceedings before I make my decision, even though I am pretty sure I already am spoiled because the internet doesn't understand lj-cuts.

Secondly, Community referenced Doctor Who on Thursday and it was magical. My favourite American show referencing my favourite British show! Awesome. Also, The Office has been good lately, it is too bad they won't go out on this high note.
05 March 2011 @ 03:31 pm
Q: Isn't there something going on in my life besides Fandom March Madness?

A: ...not really.

Campaigning etc cut for those who are already sick of it. LOL ENJOY THE NEXT TEN DAYS.Collapse )