My new love

Mar. 9th, 2012 10:29 pm
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Y’all, I LOVE THE WEST WING!!!

I’ve only watched four episodes so far, but it makes me so happy!  I can't believe I have seven whole seasons to watch!!  Buying the complete series was one of the best purchases I've ever made!  Here, have some flailing:


(And here’s a brief synopsis of what happened in the first four episodes, in case you don’t remember) )



-I LOVE C.J.  I mean, this is probably not a surprise to anyone- it’s certainly not a surprise to me.  She is clearly the Goddess of TWW (and not just because there is a sad lack of main female characters).  For that matter, she is also the God of TWW.  God is gender-neutral for C.J. Cregg.

-Second only to C.J. in my affection is Toby, who is utterly lovely, even though he was a bit stupid about the stock.  I especially loved him in the pilot when he stood up to Mary Marsh and in 1x03 when he told the press that the SS investigated all potential threats to the president.  Also, his reaction to the call girl news was WONDERFUL.  So were Josh and C.J.'s for that matter.

-Speaking of that Toby scene in 1x03, in what world is it okay for a Congressman to tell the press that his hometown is so patriotic that if the POTUS visited, he wouldn’t make it out alive?  Seriously?  If someone said that today, I’m pretty sure there would be hell to pay.

-"There's literally no one in the world that I don't hate right now."  NOW I KNOW THE CONTEXT FOR THAT EXCELLENT TOBY QUOTE that several of you have the icon of.  Which I will probably steal the next time I see it.  Is that okay?

-I loved Sam in the pilot, especially in the scene with Leo’s daughter, and then I wanted to kick him in the teeth in 1x03 for how he spoke to C.J. concerning the call girl.  Also, FFS, how patronizing and paternalistic was he in 1x02 when he wanted to “save” Laurie?  The way he threatened to call the DA (?) to get her to leave her dinner was completely inappropriate and creepy, and at first I was glad that she called him on it, but then she went off with him anyway, and I was sad.  :/

-Mandy is interesting.  I enjoy watching her OTT scenes in 1x01 and 1x02, but at the same time, I’m not sure she’s someone I’d want to know in real life.  I don’t think driving one’s car into the sidewalk during a temper tantrum is funny or remotely okay.

-OMG, the scene in 1x04 where Bartlett is on Percocet and Vicodin and is high as a kite is HILARIOUS.  Martin Sheen is brilliant.  I mean, he’s great in general, but he’s particularly good in that scene.  Also, I can see Charlie Sheen in his features and movements, especially in that scene, and it's more than a little creepy.

-LEO WAS SUCH A BAMF IN 1X03, OMG.  I didn’t have any strong feelings on him in the first two episodes, and then when he told Bartlett off at the end I just wanted to give him all the hugs.  And in 1x04, I also wanted to give him hugs, but for a different reason.  :(

-It’s weird to me that the VP and the First Lady are not very involved in the show.  If the pilot were aired today, would that be different?  Hmm.

-I really like Josh.  Sometimes he’s an ass to Donna and annoys me, but overall, I like him quite a bit.

-I like Charlie.  Mostly because I like the actor from Psych.  He's so baby-faced and sincere.

-I really like how the show addresses potentially problematic issues or when characters are called out for their problematic behavior.  Ex: When Leo asks Admiral Fitzwallace (who is EXCELLENT) if it’s problematic to hire Charlie; when Congressman Richardson shuts down Leo for trying to tell him how to be a role model for African American men.  I hope the show continues to do this sort of thing.

So to sum up, I WANT TO MARRY THE WEST WING AND HAVE POLITICALLY ASTUTE BABIES WITH IT.  Who wants to officiate?  Who wants to be my maid of honor?  :D  Also, Cregg/Ziegler 2016!

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J. K. Rowling has officially signed a deal to publish her next novel!!!


Which just goes to show that the Mayans are wrong and the world is not going to end in 2012 after all, because the world would not dare to end while waiting on a new Rowling book.

It will also be an adult book, which means very little to me since, you know, people of ALL AGES read Harry.

Why do I not have a Harry icon uploaded?
      
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!  Rejoice!




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OH MY GOD.  JUST READ THE COMIC AND AM HAPPILY FLIPPING A SHIT BECAUSE IT IS PERFECT AND BEAUTIFUL, AND THE LAST TWO PAGES, ALDKFJALKDJFLADJFLAJDFK.

Like, I don't even feel the need to fic this issue because the Spuffy (and the Buffy & Dawn, Buffy & Robin, Nikki & Crowley, Spike & Dowling, EVERYTHING ELSE) already makes me so happy!  (Still writing my future!domestic-Spuffy!Andrew-baby-daddy!baby!fic, though- it's just not based around this issue.)

ETA: Although there's definitely a drabble or ficlet begging to be written with Buffy asking, "What did you need to tell me?"

Initial reactions, flailing, and word vomit below the cut:


FLAIL! )

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THE ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT MOVIE IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING, AND THEY ARE SHOOTING 9-10 MORE EPISODES!!!!!

ALFDKJADLFJALDFJLADF BARRING ANOTHER HARRY POTTER BOOK, THIS IS THE BEST NEWS EVER.

Though it is only "80% certain," since Hurwitz and Howard are finishing getting the legal rights, the actors are all on board, Jason Bateman has tweeted definitively about it, and they are already talking about a shooting schedule!  Hopefully next summer they'll shoot it all in one go so the episodes can play in the fall and the movie can premiere early 2013!

I feel like I have something in life to live for again!!!

(Not that I ever feel suicidal.  But I don't see much point in the world other than my family and friends.  Harry was the exception.  I used to think, "Whatever happens, I absolutely cannot die until after the last Harry Potter book comes out," and it's been four years since Deathly Hallows came out and I haven't had anything else to look forward to in life, and NOW I DO AGAIN.)

I am hopeful that this announcement will sustain me this week because I have three midterms and I didn't get anything done this weekend because I went home to see my aunt, who was visiting from NY.

Other brief thoughts:

1. I haven't written any more of my Seasonal_Spuffy story than I had a month ago.  As in, I have 3,000 words.  It's my first time officially contributing when I won't have a completed, 20,000+-word fic, and even though it's silly and all in my own head, I feel like I won't be living up to expectations.  I'll probably have 5,000-8,000 words, or approximately two chapters of the novella I'm "officially" working on.  That's assuming I can get over my neuroses and post it in the first place.  It's set really far in the future in my HEA-verse, and I am weirdly nervous about posting it for SS because I feel like people will side-eye it and be like, "Why would we want to read about a verse with all these OCs, etc.?"  Which is irrational because it's not the way I feel when I see people's fics from their own verses.  Anyway, since it's my verse, I feel very protective and anxious about posting in general because if people don't like it, it means they don't like my OCs, my interpretations of Spuffy's future, etc.  I expect my attitude will improve when I actually get back into the swing of writing.  Next week is fall break, and since I have three fucking midterms this week, next weekend I shall have next to no homework and have blocked off the time for writing.  It'd be great to have a chunk of the fic written since it will be my first posted WIP...

2. I watched a Castle episode tonight, and in it the victim was sliced in half a la Caleb.  Nathan Fillion reacted with particular horror, and I started cackling inside.  I really hope it was on purpose.

3. There's something else short and sweet I've been meaning to blog about, but I can't remember what it was.  Oh well.  At least LJ seems to be working again.  *knock on wood and fingers crossed*
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James Marsters and Charisma Carpenter are guest starring together on a S7 episode of Supernatural as a husband and wife!!!!!!!!!!  akdjfaldjfalkdjfaldkfjadlkfj.  I was already invested in this show, and now I am DOUBLY INVESTED SO I CAN WATCH SPIKE AND CORDELIA BE MARRIED AND INTERACT WITH DEAN AND SAM.

Description of the episode under cut )

This makes me super happy for a lot of reasons.  There's the obvious one, that seeing these two BtVS alums reunite on-screen is nerdgasmic- they didn't get to interact on AtS a lot, but they always sizzled (in a snarky, non-sexual way) when they did.  Second, I just like them both individually and am very happy to see them get work.  Third, it looks like a really fun episode in which they'll get to snark a lot and bring lots of personality to the plot.  Fourth and sort of a repeat is that I am extra, extra happy to see JM get television work, even if it's just a one-off guest episode, because he doesn't seem to act much anymore, which is a shame given his talent.  He's not nearly as good looking nowadays as he was a few years ago, but maybe he'll get back into the swing of things yet.  Or maybe he's just happy doing his music and cons, in which case, I'm grateful I get to see him on two TV series (the other being Hawaii Five-0) this fall.

And here's my big question: Will I be able to stop myself from watching it live because I don't want to jump ahead in the series or will I give in and flail in real time?  SO EXCITED.

ETA: According to this other article on the news, Jewel Staite (AKA Kaylee from Firefly) is also guest starring this season in the third episode!
gryfndor_godess: (Anya party)
James Marsters and Charisma Carpenter are guest starring together on a S7 episode of Supernatural as a husband and wife!!!!!!!!!!  akdjfaldjfalkdjfaldkfjadlkfj.  I was already invested in this show, and now I am DOUBLY INVESTED SO I CAN WATCH SPIKE AND CORDELIA BE MARRIED AND INTERACT WITH DEAN AND SAM.

Description of the episode under cut )

This makes me super happy for a lot of reasons.  There's the obvious one, that seeing these two BtVS alums reunite on-screen is nerdgasmic- they didn't get to interact on AtS a lot, but they always sizzled (in a snarky, non-sexual way) when they did.  Second, I just like them both individually and am very happy to see them get work.  Third, it looks like a really fun episode in which they'll get to snark a lot and bring lots of personality to the plot.  Fourth and sort of a repeat is that I am extra, extra happy to see JM get television work, even if it's just a one-off guest episode, because he doesn't seem to act much anymore, which is a shame given his talent.  He's not nearly as good looking nowadays as he was a few years ago, but maybe he'll get back into the swing of things yet.  Or maybe he's just happy doing his music and cons, in which case, I'm grateful I get to see him on two TV series (the other being Hawaii Five-0) this fall.

And here's my big question: Will I be able to stop myself from watching it live because I don't want to jump ahead in the series or will I give in and flail in real time?  SO EXCITED.

ETA: According to this other article on the news, Jewel Staite (AKA Kaylee from Firefly) is also guest starring this season in the third episode!

Flailing

Jan. 15th, 2011 09:47 am
gryfndor_godess: (Anya party)
 Aaaaaaahhhhhhh, Sarah Michelle Gellar is coming back to TV!!!!!  According to Entertainment Weekly, she is set to star in and exec produce a drama called Ringer about a "troubled young woman on the run who hides out by living the life of her wealthy twin sister, until she learns her sibling's life has a bounty on it as well."  Aaaahhhh, she plays twins so we could have 2 SMGs on screen!  CBS has just picked up the pilot!  I really really really really hope this is true and not a rumor!

Flailing

Jan. 15th, 2011 09:47 am
gryfndor_godess: (Anya party)
 Aaaaaaahhhhhhh, Sarah Michelle Gellar is coming back to TV!!!!!  According to Entertainment Weekly, she is set to star in and exec produce a drama called Ringer about a "troubled young woman on the run who hides out by living the life of her wealthy twin sister, until she learns her sibling's life has a bounty on it as well."  Aaaahhhh, she plays twins so we could have 2 SMGs on screen!  CBS has just picked up the pilot!  I really really really really hope this is true and not a rumor!

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