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One of the recent results of changing cable packages-- basically what I suspect was the customer service person's attempt to avoid the household cancelling both phone and cable due to the cost-- is that somehow, for the next twelve months, there is access to a wide range of streaming video through both the Internet and the TV (very exciting).

I've just really started figuring it out-- for one thing, it's a sub-category in the "hey, want to pay us to watch current movies?" menu on the TV, which means that it is a bit hard to find."

It's also kind of.... let's just go with "eclectic" in terms of the movies that are available. Nothing absolutely current, of course, a probably-not-too-surprising amount of "what can we put on while the kids need entertaining" sorts of programs, I think they do theme months and then...just... whatever.

So, I was poking around for something to have on while dealing with grading (ugh), and came across a fairly recent Vaguely Fantasy-Historical Martial Arts Action film called "The Storm Warriors," which was apparently a) based on a graphic novel and b) the sequel to an earlier picture.

Me: Hey, this looks like it could be interesting, and possibly inadvertently hilarious!

Movie: You're assuming it's going to make senseCollapse )
Current Mood:
confused confused
Current Music:
Kitty snores
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*sigh* Oh, procedural drama.... you seem to be composed of equal parts People Being Idiots and Dramatic Shouting.

The sad thing is that I was promised cool forensics! There are no cool forensics in sight!

Mostly, in the two-part pilot, we have had a lot of Oh Noes Our Forensics Are Broken (with extra-dramatically shouty "does not have interpersonal skillz female forensic pathologist lady Temperance Brennan *sigh*)

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You know how, when you read a really, really amazing “up until three in the morning, can’t stop thinking about it book,” you make that “good book noise” happy sigh as you’re thinking about it and waiting until you can read it again?

There is some kind of rage-y counterpart to that where you are up until three in the morning grinding your teeth, and can’t stop thinking about the book for ENTIRELY the wrong, rage-y reasons.

And then you go complain about it on the Internet, because, you know, why not share the rage? :-)

The sad thing is that the rage-inducing work of literature in question isn’t even an entire book-- I am getting this Hulk-smash-set-things-on-fire level of arrrggh based solely on an excerpt of the prologue and maaaaybe the entire first chapter. That is the level of special we are talking about here.

Sooooo very specialCollapse )
Current Mood:
annoyed annoyed
Current Music:
Cupid's Got A Shotgun
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Ok. Anybody ever have read a series and end up with complete plot-related whiplash? The sort of thing that’s even worse when you read a set of books that were originally published a year or two apart, but you’re reading them one right after the other?

Yeeeeaaaaah.

And that’s not even counting the sparkly disco pants of doomCollapse )
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Parents' House
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annoyed annoyed
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Hmm. I was just in the middle of a post about plot-convenient stupid, when the second part of a two-part episode attempted to correct said plot-convenient stupid. I am not entirely sure how I feel about the attempted correction.

Spoilery discussion hereCollapse )
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