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06 March 2012 @ 09:21 pm
More Death in Paradise!  
I never got around to reviewing the last two episodes of the first season of this mystery series starring Ben Miller. But I'm happy to report that Death in Paradise got renewed for a second season!
 
 
 
aelfgyfu_mead: Lesteraelfgyfu_mead on March 7th, 2012 02:41 am (UTC)
Hurray! Maybe some day I'll get to watch it!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on March 7th, 2012 03:46 am (UTC)
Yes! Hopefully by the time you get your hands on it you'll have a whole 16 episodes to watch!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on March 7th, 2012 03:23 am (UTC)
I fully intend to watch this one day. I'm sort of hoping PBS might pick it up for Mystery! but all they'll say for this season is that Sherlock will be back (omg, please stop asking us, seriously, we'll air it first and everything, look, we even have dates, hey check out season one again while you're waiting, we'll just be hiding from you, please don't hurt us) and the Morse prequel will air at some point (p.s, did we mention Sherlock?). But I'm pleased for you that it's getting another season.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on March 7th, 2012 03:47 am (UTC)
I'm probably in the minority but I really didn't enjoy the Morse prequel. Something about it all made me really, really sad.
The Writer They Call Tay: MERLIN: Merlin finds you weirdawanderingbard on March 7th, 2012 04:04 am (UTC)
I haven't seen it yet. I have to confess that I don't enjoy Morse. It always seems so slow for me. I can't watch some of the old Sherlock Holmes series for the same reason. But I really love Lewis and I enjoyed the Morse novel I read. There's just something about British tv from that era that makes me want to yell at the characters to get a move on.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on March 7th, 2012 07:32 am (UTC)
I didn't enjoy all the episodes of Morse but I liked many of them. Plus, I can't get over the perfection of casting. Which might be why I didn't like the prequel as I highly disliked the actor they picked as young Morse.
The Writer They Call Tay: Dresden: Harry confusedawanderingbard on March 7th, 2012 03:29 pm (UTC)
The problem with Morse for me might be that the way my PBS station is showing the reruns is that they only have an hour timeslot for a 90 minute show. So they show the first hour and then you have to wait a week and then the next week they show half an hour of recapping the first hour and half an hour of the rest of the show. By the time you've sat through it, you're going 'oh, for God's sake, I don't care who killed them anymore!'. It's a bad way to do it considering how wonderful British crime dramas are at slowly building a story and weaving in interconnected issues until it all comes together at the end. You've just forgotten about it by the time you get there.

I don't think I've seen Shaun Evans in anything. I see Roger Allam is in it, though. :-)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on March 8th, 2012 02:06 am (UTC)
Shaun Evans was recently in the latest season of Whitechapel. But yeah, other than that I'd never seen him in anything and I sadly didn't like him much as Morse. I'm not saying he had to do a John Thaw impression but I felt like there was no way I could even imagine he'd grow older to be even remotely like John Thaw with regard to mannerisms and just general being.

Roger Allam was in it and rather good. Although I kept expecting him to initiate word games with Morse. :)
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: TemptingFateguardian_chaos on March 7th, 2012 04:47 am (UTC)
I never got around to seeing that series, though I remember being intrigued by previews! Nevertheless, I'm happy for you! It's always a breath of relief to hear a favored series is returning.

Also, I finished Sandman. *squeaks and tries to contain my happy self* So good! LOVE. AHedjgfdhkgjktdfkj. AFJFGHFJGFGHGFHJ!!! 8D
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on March 7th, 2012 07:30 am (UTC)
Also, I finished Sandman. *squeaks and tries to contain my happy self* So good! LOVE. AHedjgfdhkgjktdfkj. AFJFGHFJGFGHGFHJ!!! 8D

Hooray! The ending! Was it not ever so wonderful???
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: TemptingFateguardian_chaos on March 7th, 2012 11:47 pm (UTC)
I have to say, it really did tie up things better than most things I've ever read. SHAKESPEARE, slksgkldfghlds. *explodes* I don't want to rant too much here, but I will say that I wanted to know more about Daniel, though! I feel like he has his own story, and I want so desperately to read about it. It might get to the point at which I'll have to extrapolate from my own mind. Gasp! Oh, the horror! But it just might come to that.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on March 8th, 2012 02:02 am (UTC)
There actually is a follow up graphic novel(not written by Gaiman, I think) where you see Daniel at his new job. Or at least get a glimpse of it. I rather liked it because you saw how different he can be from Dream. It's called The Sandman Presents: The Furies.

And I think there are also a few other short bits where you see Daniel and how he's getting on. Nothing as epic as the entire Sandman series, but little clips.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: Sherlock_Polestarguardian_chaos on March 8th, 2012 02:12 am (UTC)
WHATWHATWHATWHATWHATWHATWHATWHAT!? REALLY!?

And a little bit "oh" also. I was starting to convince myself I could enjoy making up his story. Still. Eeeeeeee!!! Okay, I'll have to read that one. I'm going to drive my various libraries insane.

My main issue with the Sandman series is that it ended. And that's a very big compliment, I believe.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on March 8th, 2012 02:39 am (UTC)
I was sort of heartbroken when the series ended but I couldn't have envisioned a better end.

There are several offshoots and spinoffs from the Sandman series, though. Check out the wikipedia page on it as it gives you pretty much a huge list.

To start you off, there's a collection called Endless Nights which shows each member of the Endless at different points in their lives.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.guardian_chaos on March 8th, 2012 02:54 am (UTC)
Did you start reading the series when it was still in the process of being written? I don't think I could've handled that very well. I'm so glad I was able to get each book pretty much as soon as the last one was done. XD


formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on March 8th, 2012 02:55 am (UTC)
Oh no. I read it waaaaay after the series was done and a bunch of spin offs had already been published. Yeah, I don't think I could have handled the long wait.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: BBT_NerdDance!guardian_chaos on March 8th, 2012 02:59 am (UTC)
Hee! Yes! I'm glad you understand! There's a certain thrill in being a part of something as it's being formed, but an entirely different, comforting sort of thrill in knowing it's already laid out for quick consumption.

I feel bad for those people who were fans while Sherlock series 1 was still airing. I'm grateful that I, having found that fandom later, didn't have to wait anywhere near as long as they did to find out what happened at The Pool. *G*