shallowness: Catwoman looking at the Batsign in the Gotham City night sky (Catwoman watching Batverse films)
Because I haven't been navel-gazey enough about my DVD watching habits of late.

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To cheer myself up (because of a cloud that has been blown away, but I thought making myself laugh would be a good thing) I've been rewatching selected episodes of Community over the past week. It’s something I’ve been planning to do since seeing The Martian, actually, and it was fun, because there were things I’d forgotten (many of the tags, some of the darkness) and I’ve been chuckling about various things and seeing representations of dalmations everywhere and then that Childish Gambino song where he’s doing a falsetto was playing when I was out having a coffee...

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shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (POI Zoe and John at work)
On Thursday night, I fully intended to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but I sat down to look at books online about twenty minutes before and when I checked the time next, it was six minutes past nine and, well, I'll catch up and write about it later.

Earlier in the week I did watch a whole episode of Suits (6.11) online, i.e. I went and looked for it because it airs at 10pm on a Sunday night, which is not a time I’m going to attempt to start to watch a show.

My previous association with Suits has been fragmentary, growing from a flurry of Harvey/Donna fics on my friends list or het_reccers. Oh yes, I'm so far down the fandom journey that I've read fic without consuming the canon properly - reading outlines or reviews, watching clips or vids will do to give me a grasp of things. Sometimes it turns into my watching the show/film properly. I did try to watch Suits, understood the concept (but the way it all revolved around Harvey and Mike, pretty though they are, didn't hook me and the lawyering didn't either. I grasped that Donna was awesome and enjoyed watching Gina Torres, but I don't think I watched a full episode. In the last one I saw, the music editor was really into the xx (which I understand) and Harvey was in a relationship with a single mother?

Anyway, a TV guide said something about spoilers for 6.11 )

In other news, Festivids went live more than several days ago and I have many new vids to watch.
shallowness: Kira in civvies looking straight ahead (DS9 Kira Nerys)
Star Trek Beyond AKA the New Start Trek Movie was fine. Not great, but fine. For background, I haven’t been the most wildly excited person about the reboot/new films, that is, I wouldn't count myself a member of that subset of the fandom, although I’ve enjoyed them. I liked this film more as the next instalment of Trek than as a film.

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I posted Fancy Hotel, a Person of Interest/The Night Manager ficlet. Zoe and John were the focus of the prompt and remain the focus of the fic, but I had TNM on my mind and it was the spark for me. I wish I could have come up with a better title, but at least I managed a summary.

I caught up with B99 3.14 Karen Peralta

Itsy-Bitsy Spider )

Of course, I’m now behind again because I chose to watch Scorpion (post to come).

I went to see a double-bill of films yesterday for the first time in ages. First was Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Yes, I know. One word review: ponderous.

more words ) There were lots of problems, but I’ll focus on the most relevant one, which is that you’ve seen the trailer(s), and who hasn't given the promo push, most of the film will not come as a surpise.

And before this film a new-to-me Captain America: Civil War trailer aired and I think that contained a major development that made me clap my hands to my mouth in disbelief that they’d show that now. What is wrong with the people behind cutting these trailers? Stick to the first third, show glimpses of the main characters, give a flavour of the mood...people are going to go see films featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Batman and Superman!

Having said that, The Lego Batman Movie trailer filled me with glee.

What I wasn’t spoiled for in BvS:DoJ was Read more... ) Roll on the Wonder Woman solo movie, which seems like the only thing DC is doing that Marvel seems to need to worry about.

The second film I saw was Eddie the Eagle, which is thoroughly entertaining. It has also had a huge promo push in the UK, and benefits from being a sporting underdog dramedy based on a true story that I'm about old enough to remember, but I don't think they used the last third in the promo material.

Finally, I've caught up on Parks and Rec

5.11

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5.12

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shallowness: Catwoman looking at the Batsign in the Gotham City night sky (Catwoman watching Batverse films)
Gotham 2.2 Knock Knock

Not that I’m caught up, because the next episode has just aired.

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I rewatched Sherlock. I might do a little dive into the fandom to find some reactions to the new canon - meta so I don't have to bother, and maybe fic. It's still the case that my strongest feels are about the brothers' relationship!?!?
shallowness: Beautiful blue alien in front of colourful background (Zhaan Farscape wonders I've seen)
I watched the first three episodes quite close together and then took a bit of a break (a lot of shows to catch-up on) before watching the fourth.

Cardassians; Melora; Rules of Acquisition; Necessary Evil

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shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (Nashville irresistible Juliette Barnes)
I found myself in the weird position of checking I could find Dave on the EPG in the house the other day. (An explanation for people outside the UK, Dave is the name of a free-to-air TV channel that claims to be the home of witty banter, in an attempt to fight people like me’s long-established perception that it’s the place where ‘funny’ panel shows and Top Gear air on repeat.) It’s now the home of Parks and Recreation, which was on last night in the much more sensible 8 p.m. slot than BBC Four’s late-night one - seriously, I remember an interview where the cast were criticising it.

But although 8 o’clock on a Monday night is a good slot in theory, in practice, it was a relief I’d also checked that Dave has a catch-up facility online, because my life being what it is at the moment, there was no way I was going to be able to watch it live. So I’m probably going to sneak in a few more season 3 Leslie/Ben fics before I do – does that make me a bad fan? A selfish one. I want Dave to be glad they bought the rights, but I also want to read more fic before canon moves on.

(In other TV news, I plan to catch up eventuallyon Tuppence and Tommy’s adventures and Person of Interest, which is back this week. SHAW! BEAR! MACHINE! Strong likelihood of helicopters and defenestration!!!)

What I did do last night was catch up on Nashville

3.9 Two Sides to Every Story

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shallowness: Margaret Hale of North and South adaptation sitting at desk writing (Margaret North and South writing)
I posted a ficlet the other day A time and a place, Agents of SHIELD, Melinda May/Phil Coulson, PG. I was relieved to find I could still write something after a while of staring at prompts and blanking. When responding to feedback, I've felt obliged to say that the scenario wasn't my idea - I just expanded on it. Do other people feel like that when you're working off someone else's idea?

Because of Home Front, I watched Cake Bakers and Trouble Makers: Lucy Worsley's 100 Years of the WI. Read more... )
shallowness: Black and white close up of Natasha's tilted face (Natasha Avengers intensity)
I feel like I need a few days’ adjustment to take in the new canon.

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UK filmgoers, we only had a mid-credit scene. Nothing at the bitter end.
shallowness: Beautiful blue alien in front of colourful background (Zhaan Farscape wonders I've seen)
This post has been (too) long in the making! First, as part of halfamoon, I asked for Kira-centric recs and got two treasure troves of answers here.

Disc 5 )

Disc 6 )

Overview ) I have the second season on DVD, so it may not be too long before I'm rewatching that.
shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (OB s2 Sarah as Cosima)
As I've said before, I am embarking on a rewatch of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine DVDs. I have started and a post about the first batch of episodes will be a coming, but I thought I should introduce that by talking about my relationship with the show.

the short version is that I watched some of it )

When I was starting this rewatch, this thoughtful piece about where the Star Trek franchise should/could go next appeared at Den of Geek. It puts forward an excellent argument for an animated series, following where DC, Marvel and Star Wars have gone, but I have to admit that I've long thought they should do an animated show because of what they could do with the aliens, in a 'do it for me, not the kids' way. Ahem.
shallowness: Catwoman looking at the Batsign in the Gotham City night sky (Catwoman watching Batverse films)
I should say that I haven’t read the books, and have only been spoiled about a few things by fannish osmosis. I spent the last week or so rewatching the first two films and watching all the Catching Fire extras, well, the ones on the special edition DVD, anyway.

My response?

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The cinema was packed and a couple of people did the whistle at the end, which I haven’t come across before.
shallowness: bright flowers in vase against green background (flowers that remind me of Layla)
So, without my meaning for it to happen, it became months since I last watched an episode of The Autobiography of Jane Eyre. Perhaps I prefer catching up with webseries rather than watching them live, never mind the transmedia of it all. Last night, because ITV’s Player wouldn’t work (it’s the most convoluted of the players) and I wanted something a little more cosy than BtVS, I finally got around to watching the final episodes of AoJE

Episodes 92 to 95 )

EDIT: If you want to watch The Autobiography of Jane Eyre, go here for the videos and Storified stuff.
shallowness: Movieverse Rogue leaning against a blank wall. (Rogue X-Men Films)
Disc 4 and half of disc 5 aka Helpless, The Zeppo, Bad Girls, Consequences, Doppelgangland, Enemies Solidly good episodes all, with Consequences, for me, being the stand-out.

Watching these episodes, I was regularly coveting Buffy’s coats, despite not being an eighteen year old tiny blonde Californian.

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shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (Neville/Luna red and blue)
I saw an lj friending meme in passing recently – I didn’t take part, mainly because of my issues of which spoilerphobia is but one. You were meant to present general information about yourself, what TV shows, films, books etc you were interested in and also which ships you were into. I have to admit that that’s where my eyes fell when looking at other people’s answers, because it’s all very well liking the same shows, but someone might well be into a ship that I have zero interest in/am opposed to/don’t see. Ahem.

But I did wonder how I’d accurately represent the ships I’m into at the moment. What follows is an attempt. )
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I bought season 3 on DVD because it contains the only episode of BtVS that I never watched live, ‘Earshot’. I hadn’t watched the show since it aired, and I’d forgotten so much spoilers for the whole show )
shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (Community Shirley disbelieving laughter)
The Mindy Project 2.12

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Meanwhile, on the Emmys, yay for Julianna Margulies (although Tatiana Maslany should have been nominated!). I feel miffed on Josh Charles's part - I obviously didn't see all the other actors and have zero desire to watch Breaking Bad however good it is - because I thought he was genuinely outstanding in the season that's gone of The Good Wife.

I'm also pleased about the Sherlock wins - 3.03 was the best episode of the last series. I've been on a bit of a Sherlock kick recently. Specifically, Sherlock/Molly (Sherlolly is one of the stupider portmanteau names as it makes me think of lollipops.) It's strange, in that I'm not sure that I actually want it to happen in canon, but if fic writers want to convince me that it would be a good step for both characters, I'll happily buy into it. The more I read, the more it'll bleed into my attitude when watching the show (three episodes and a Christmas special!) Also, I shold note that me being me, with the time I take to get around to reading fic, I'm reading fic produced between season 2 and 3.

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