formerly lifeinsomniac
I'm only 2 out of 7 episodes in but it feels safe to start reviewing the series.

Being a huge fan of Susanna Clarke's book, here's my short review: The miniseries is awesome. Seriously. From the acting, to the costumes, to the sets, to the production value, to the editing, the series is amazing. Even if you haven't read the book but are into period dramas that feature magic (because there are so many of those), watch this show.

Nearly everyone in this cast is playing their roles perfectly. And there is so much excellent face acting to go around. Here's a sample of what I'm talking about. This is just after Jonathan Strange (Bertie Carvel) has cast his first spell to show off to Arabella (Charlotte Riley), the woman he hopes will be his wife.
formerly lifeinsomniac
22 May 2015 @ 10:41 pm
I always think I'm done with Supernatural and in many ways I am. I haven't really cared about the lives of the main characters since season 7 but I never seem to be able to completely ditch the show. I think the problem is that the show almost always introduces something every season that sounds awesome on paper and looks good during the first half. But inevitably the writers drive it into the ground with too much exposition and a desire to pile on the manpain that I've grown numb to whatever trials await the Winchesters.

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I initially believed the only good thing to come out of the Mark of Cain plot was seeing Timothy Omundson on my TV again, But then I saw this parody video. Even if you only watched this show through season 5, this video is worth it. Especially for the end montage that featured just about everyone. The Best Awesome Bad Dancing Award goes to Omundson who is killing it in his purple suit.

formerly lifeinsomniac
22 May 2015 @ 01:52 pm
Thanks awanderingbard!

Fifth time around the wheel, these 10 people:
1. James Bond (Skyfall)
2. Beverly Katz (Hannibal)
3. Cecil Palmer (Welcome to Night Vale)
4. Natasha Romanov (MCU)
5. John Watson (Sherlock)
6. Bucky Barnes (MCU)
7. Jack Harkness (Torchwood)
8. Joan Watson (Elementary)
9. Angie Martinelli (MCU)
10. Maria Stark (MCU)

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formerly lifeinsomniac
The Captain America: Civil War cast has gotten even bigger.

Okay, at this point they really should just consider this an Avengers movie. I feel like they keep saying this is a Cap movie because it'll likely be Chris Evans' last but it also feels like they're trying to turn this into an Avengers movie in some weird effort to get him in with the team one last time. This is a shame because while I've been fine with the Avengers, Steve tends to get lost in the character development stuff when he's in a team. Cap 2 really showed off all the layers one can go with Steve Rogers and I worry we're not going to have much of that for his final outing.

I'm also just very concerned that the MCU is going to end Steve's story with his death. I know that's comics canon and eventually gets reversed because no one stays dead in the comics but if Evans never comes back then MCU's Steve could end there and really, out of all the Avengers, I want Steve to get a happy end to his story. No angst for Steve Rogers, goddammit!
formerly lifeinsomniac
Here's an interview with executive producer Rob Doherty on the finale and what we will see in season 4. Warning: the article completely spoils the finale.

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15 May 2015 @ 12:41 am
Remember when Elementary used to conclude seasons with nice things like Sherlock and Joan watching a new species of bee on their roof? Yeah.

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On a somewhat related note, one of the character crossover memes I did asked me to imagine what Bucky Barnes and Joan Watson's daughter would be like. At first I laughed at the idea of those two having a kid since the last time I tried to picture two characters played by Sebastian Stan and Lucy Liu interacting, they were TJ Hammond and Joan. But then my brain really started to build a crossover world where this could happen and how it would play out. The meme even further helped by asking a question about how Joan might plausibly fit into the MCU. My brain went to places. I now have what feels like a complete profile of Joan and Bucky's daughter from child to adult and I have no idea what to do with it. So thanks memes. And thanks Elementary. Thanks to your finale, I feel the need to return to my happy crossover world of cute half Asian kids and their huge extended families.
formerly lifeinsomniac
I think awanderingbard and I need to join some sort of meme support group:

For a fourth time, these people!
1. Beverly Katz (Hannibal)
2. Angie Martinelli (MCU)
3. Jack Harkness (Torchwood)
4. Bucky Barnes (MCU)
5. Cecil Palmer (Welcome to Night Vale)
6. Joan Watson (Elementary)
7. John Watson (Sherlock)
8. Natasha Romanov (MCU)
9. Maria Stark (MCU)
10. James Bond (Skyfall)
11. Sam Wilson (MCU)
12. Owen Harper (Torchwood)

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formerly lifeinsomniac
11 May 2015 @ 11:43 pm
I was never that attached to the franchise but since it was ending I felt like I should complete the trilogy.

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formerly lifeinsomniac
10 May 2015 @ 06:13 pm
Haha, never gonna stop. Don't wanna stop...

We're back to just 10 characters:
1. James Bond (Skyfall)
2. John Watson (Sherlock)
3. Joan Watson (Elementary)
4. Natasha Romanov (MCU)
5. Jack Harkness (Torchwood)
6. Maria Stark (MCU)
7. Cecil Palmer (Welcome to Night Vale)
8. Bucky Barnes (MCU)
9. Angie Martinelli (MCU)
10. Beverly Katz (Hannibal)

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10 May 2015 @ 01:00 pm
It's safe to say at this point that awanderingbard is my meme guru:

More meme questions + 2 additional characters

1. Sam Wilson (MCU)
2. Jack Harkness (Torchwood)
3. Beverly Katz (Hannibal)
4. Joan Watson (Elementary)
5. Bucky Barnes (MCU)
6. Cecil Palmer (Welcome to Night Vale)
7. Maria Stark (MCU)
8. James Bond (Skyfall)
9. Natasha Romanov (MCU)
10. Owen Harper (Torchwood)
11. John Watson (Sherlock)
12. Angie Martinelli (MCU)
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