shallowness: Molly and Roger both smiling (Wives and Daughters Molly/Roger)
2017-07-19 06:52 am

Amphibians

Poldark 3.5

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Some day, I will post more often and it won't just be episode responses.
shallowness: Catwoman looking at the Batsign in the Gotham City night sky (Catwoman watching Batverse films)
2017-07-12 07:55 pm

TV round up

Poldark 3.4

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NCIS: LA 4.4 Body Politic

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Haven't caught up with Fearless.
shallowness: Jadzia smiling eyes closed text reads 'Hee!' (DS9 Jadzia is amused)
2017-07-01 08:27 am

Brooklyn Nine-Nine triple bill

I got a bit muddled trying to catch up on B99, and saw the first half of 4.21 before 4.20 which was confusing. As ever – and it gets worse when E4 doesn't air it in double-bills – the show had dropped off my ‘must watch live’ list, because it’s a half-hour-slot sitcom.

4.20-4.22 )
shallowness: Kensi and Deeks at a door, he's holding a badge (Kensi and Deeks partners NCIS LA)
2017-06-28 07:13 am

little did she know...

NCIS LA 4.2 Recruit

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And then last night I rewatched Stranger than Fiction, which was a delight, and had a moment where I went ‘I know that voice’. Linda Hunt turns up for one scene. I knew I knew her from all sorts of things, but it’s great that she was in StF.
shallowness: Shaw with a faintly incredulous expression (POI Shaw)
2017-06-26 06:27 pm

tee and vee

Fearless ep 2

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Agents of SHIELD 4.22 World’s End

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shallowness: Black and white close up of Natasha's tilted face (Natasha Avengers intensity)
2017-06-20 07:50 am

Two teams and two fall-outs

Agents of SHIELD 4.21

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NCIS: LA 4.1 Endgame

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(I intend to catch up on Fearless.)
shallowness: Kensi and Deeks at a door, he's holding a badge (Kensi and Deeks partners NCIS LA)
2017-06-18 08:03 am

mainly about Kensi/Deeks in season 3 of NCIS: LA

I went to see Gifted yesterday, about which all I need to say is it’s Chris Evans playing a guy trying to bring up his brilliant niece. Logan and Hidden Figures (which makes better use of Octavia Spencer) are better films that overlap thematically, but they do not have Chris Evans playing a guy doing his best to bring up a kid.


I watched a lot of NCIS: LA season 3 episodes during last week.

and I have a lot to say about it )

I think that season 4 is going to be aired at a less intense frequency, which suits me.

Why has no-one written an NCIS: LA/Inception fusion?
shallowness: Jadzia smiling eyes closed text reads 'Hee!' (DS9 Jadzia is amused)
2017-06-15 06:41 pm

Still behind, but not as far

B99 - As I think I said, I was watching the show a few weeks ago, got interrupted and it's taken me a while to get round to starting to catch up.

4.18 Chasing Amy

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4.19 Your Honor

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shallowness: Black and white close up of Natasha's tilted face (Natasha Avengers intensity)
2017-06-13 07:42 am

Top marks for the episode title

Agents of SHIELD 4.21 Farewell, Cruel World!

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I dearly hope I get through to the season finale unspoiled – I saw a suggestive headline about season 5 and I don’t want to know anything about that yet!

I then gave Fearless a try, and Helen McCrory is certainly compelling as Emma the Lawyer. I have a feeling that there is no way it will all come together in a way that makes sense at the end of the series, though. casting spoilers and my reaction to them )
shallowness: Kensi and Deeks at a door, he's holding a badge (Kensi and Deeks partners NCIS LA)
2017-06-11 08:38 am

Team as family

I have just got out of a rabbit-hole of sorting out my icons, motivated by the fact that i. Poldark is coming back this weekend (I appreciate their wanting to avoid Victoria, but couldn’t they have waited for Agents of SHIELD to finish? Perhaps it’s not an obvious overlap to the schedulers, but it includes me, and the way AoS is currently firing on many cylinders and its fight scenes will make me choose that first.) ii. I have stuff to say about NCIS: LA, so I’ve got icons and iii. I have more icon slots than I thought on LJ!?

I’ve been continuing to mainline the top and tail of season 3 of NCIS: LA. spoilers )
shallowness: Black and white close up of Natasha's tilted face (Natasha Avengers intensity)
2017-06-05 06:48 pm

putting it all together

Agents of SHIELD 4.19 All the Madame’s Men

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I dipped in and out of the One Love Manchester benefit concert, but from what I saw and heard I thought Ariana Grande stepped up remarkably.
shallowness: Movieverse Rogue leaning against a blank wall. (Rogue X-Men Films)
2017-06-02 01:47 pm

Spies and pirates

I am behind on B99 as someone called me while I was watching it last week and I never got caught up and so didn't watch the latest episode last night. I could have got caught up instead of watching NCIS:LA...however, I saw the last two episodes of season 2, 'Imposters' and 'Familia'.

Some thoughts, Read more... )

And I have seen Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge, and when I have time, I will type up a full response, but it was much like the other sequels to the brilliant Curse of the Black Pearl, entertaining in fits, not as good as the original and best, although trading on goodwill for it. I didn't stay to see if there was a scene after the credits, but I'll probably buy it on DVD, because I'm a completist and it did nothing to put me right off the franchise a la Jason Bourne and The Huntsman Winter's War.

The trailers for the coming blockbusters made me feel like it'll be slim pickings this summer. I'll be looking to the counter-programming.
shallowness: Sky High's Warren Peace smiling (Warren Peace smiles!)
2017-06-01 07:43 am

Fics - old and new.

On Tuesday I posted my first new fic of the year and the first one for six months: Extreme Action, a Sky High, Layla/Warren futurefic. It was first drafted in July 2015, which wasn’t a wonderful time for me. Having a title that would suit an early 90s action flick better than a fluffy tropefic appealed to me, apparently. Anyway, a couple of months ago, as I was doing looking through some drafts, I found that this one didn’t need much work – usually I have stalled before coming up with an ending. In the editing process, it passed the thousand word mark, et voila.

For completeness on Livejournal: this spring, I’ve also reposted the following fics at Dreamwidth and A03. Read more... )
shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (POI Zoe and John at work)
2017-05-29 08:47 am

NCIS: LA and Agents of SHIELD

Well after anyone else I have started watching NCIS: LA. It’s not hard, along with all versions of CSI, Law & Order and the Chicago shows, Five/Five USA shows all the NCISs too. I avoided NCIS because of Michael Weatherly, tbh, and did not realise that they go undercover a lot in the spin-off. A LOT.

other thoughts )

Agents of SHIELD 4.18 No Regrets

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shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (Default)
2017-05-25 06:30 am

DC stuff (links and Smallville season 5)

On Tuesday, in the middle of all the horrible news, it was announced that Joss Whedon will be taking over directing duties on Justice League from Zach Snyder for tragic reasons. Obviously, one hopes that this helps a grieving family heal.

Wonder Woman (please be good! Not that I saw the show or read the comics, but as a woman who goes to see comic book movies, we're due one about a superheroine that's good) is occupying my brain more. But apparently the news about the merchandise isn't great.


Anyway, I’m watching Smallville season 5 for the first time on DVD. (I’ve been spoiled for a few big things on the show over the years. And the next DVD boxset I will go through will be a better show, but I’m watching it with much nostalgia for my experiences of the fandom for the first year or two. Quick recap: CHLOE.)

The colour palate is very striking, coming off the greys of metal, glass, stone and shadows of Person of Interest. I’m also rewatching the Pirates of the Caribbean movies right now, which has the blues and greys of the sea and brown and black of the ships, so the warm, bright, sun-kissed hues of Smallville, where everyone’s outfits are colour-coded, jumped out at me.


spoilers up to 5.4 )