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04 January 2013 @ 02:52 pm
"My future husband has to be Martin Freeman."  
 Just before the holiday break, my Hobbit Friend and I finished watching the remaining Sherlock episodes. Despite her hatred of cliffhangers, she took the plunge and decided that she was going to watch the last episode of series 2 and just wait it out for series 3.

Halfway through the last episodes, she turned to me and said

HF: I think my future husband has to be Martin Freeman. Or at least a lot like him. After this show, The Hobbit and some interviews, I've decided I love him.
Me: O...kay. Well, most of Tumblr agrees with you. Actually, most of Tumblr probably wants Martin Freeman to be Benedict Cumberbatch's husband but I see your point.
HF: I need to Netflix everything he's been in.
Me: You can youTube probably a lot of the comedy stuff. Just to warn you, he's done some terrible films. Like ones with Mandy Moore.
HF: ...I guess marriage is about acceptance and compromises.

For Christmas I gave her the boxset of The Office. She might as well start with something positive.
 
 
 
aelfgyfu_mead: John Watsonaelfgyfu_mead on January 4th, 2013 08:08 pm (UTC)
I ♥ your Hobbit Friend.

Actually, most of Tumblr probably wants Martin Freeman to be Benedict Cumberbatch's husband
That's probably true. A bit disturbing, though.

I have seen the first few episodes of The Office but find it so painful that I'm not sure when I'll watch more! MF didn't do more than one movie with Mandy Moore, did he? (speaking of painful)

She might like The Good Night, but it's very odd, and at least a little disturbing. It is not, however, actively bad. (And it has Simon Pegg playing a friend.) Have you seen it?
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on January 4th, 2013 08:17 pm (UTC)
That's probably true. A bit disturbing, though.

Yeah, Tumblr is the breeding ground for disturbing content. Posters seem self-aware of the disturbing but when has that ever stopped anyone?

MF didn't do more than one movie with Mandy Moore, did he? (speaking of painful)

He was in a movie with Anna Faris about her revisiting ex-boyfriends. To me that's worse than the Mandy Moore thing.

I haven't seen all of The Good Night but I've seen bits of it on TV and on the Internet. It looks interesting despite my sort of knowing the ending. Is it worth watching the whole thing?
aelfgyfu_meadaelfgyfu_mead on January 5th, 2013 12:08 am (UTC)
I kind of liked The Good Night, but I wasn't best pleased with the ending. I found myself drawn into it; I was very interested, but I kept getting annoyed at the characters and wanting them to behave differently. I can't decide whether to recommend it or not! I wouldn't make it a high priority unless I were going on a Martin Freeman binge—in which case one really ought to watch it, because he's in nearly every scene. And of course he's great, even if I don't entirely like his character (I think that I liked his character at all is a tribute to him).
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on January 5th, 2013 01:07 am (UTC)
I only saw the part of the ending where THAT happens. From what I have seen of the film, I'm sort of hoping there's more of an explanation.

And of course he's great, even if I don't entirely like his character (I think that I liked his character at all is a tribute to him).

I felt this way to a certain extent when I watched Boy Meets Girl. I didn't like Freeman's character but particularly after the bodyswap, I enjoyed his performance.
The Writer They Call Tay: SHERLOCK: Watson giggleawanderingbard on January 5th, 2013 12:23 am (UTC)
The problem with marrying Martin Freeman is that you'd somehow have to separate him from Amanda Abbington and even the most die-hard fans are like 'aww, she's lovely!'. They are the cutest couple that ever coupled, I swear.

...no, I haven't given this any thought...

Actually, most of Tumblr probably wants Martin Freeman to be Benedict Cumberbatch's husband but I see your point.

I cannot tell you how much I hate this. I mean, I know it's humour and fantasizing, but it's one thing to ignore a fictional character's sexual preference, but a real life person's sexual preference seems some how... offensive? I dunno, I'm probably overthinking it.

You can youTube probably a lot of the comedy stuff. Just to warn you, he's done some terrible films. Like ones with Mandy Moore.

I kept picking up Swinging with the Finkels in the movie store and debating on whether or not I could get through it for Martin Freeman's sake. I ended up deciding I couldn't. I don't have anything against Mandy Moore per se, but... no.

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a good movie! And so is Love Actually. And I've heard good things about Nativity!, though I haven't seen it yet.

Oh, he was in more than one movie with Mandy Moore... huh.

Anyway, your friend has good taste. Has she seen him telling stories on Jackanory Junior yet? Because that is lethal in terms of adorableness.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on January 5th, 2013 01:02 am (UTC)
The problem with marrying Martin Freeman is that you'd somehow have to separate him from Amanda Abbington and even the most die-hard fans are like 'aww, she's lovely!'. They are the cutest couple that ever coupled, I swear.

This is indeed the big dilemma.

Oh, he was in more than one movie with Mandy Moore... huh.

He hasn't. Just other films that might as well be as bad as the one he made with Mandy Moore.

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a good movie! And so is Love Actually. And I've heard good things about Nativity!, though I haven't seen it yet.

Hobbit Friend was blown away when I reminded her that she and I saw Hitchhiker's when it first came out and the star of that was Martin Freeman. Apparently back then he barely registered on her radar.

I saw Nativity! It's a sweet it a bit of a directionless film. It's not a bad way to spend a couple of hours but it barely stayed with me.

Has she seen him telling stories on Jackanory Junior yet? Because that is lethal in terms of adorableness.

I haven't seen this either! Is it youTube-able?

Hobbit Friend texted me that she's got the Finkels movie in her hand. She's going to start with the worst ones first and work her way up. Give herself something to look forward to.
The Writer They Call Tay: SHERLOCK: Watson's cute noseawanderingbard on January 5th, 2013 01:06 am (UTC)
He hasn't. Just other films that might as well be as bad as the one he made with Mandy Moore.

No, he has. He was in Dedication with her as well. Now you know.

I haven't seen this either! Is it youTube-able?

'Tis!

Most of his scenes in Bruiser are up on youtube as well, though I never found them particularly funny. I'm not surprised the series didn't go on.

Hobbit Friend texted me that she's got the Finkels movie in her hand. She's going to start with the worst ones first and work her way up. Give herself something to look forward to.

That's one way to do it.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on January 5th, 2013 06:12 am (UTC)
He was in Dedication with her as well. Now you know.

And now I can never un-know.

Most of his scenes in Bruiser are up on youtube as well, though I never found them particularly funny. I'm not surprised the series didn't go on.

Ah, Bruiser. I remember when I semi-recced it. I enjoyed the early Mitchell and Webb skits in it but yeah, the show itself lacked...many things.

Thanks for the link! It's on my list of things to watch when my Internet gets fixed.