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Jul. 19th, 2017 06:52 am
shallowness: Molly and Roger both smiling (Wives and Daughters Molly/Roger)
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)
Poldark 3.4

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NCIS: LA 4.4 Body Politic

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Haven't caught up with Fearless.
shallowness: HP films' Minerva reads the Daily Prophet (Minerva reads)
At the start of the week, it was twenty years since ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ was first published. After an initial ‘eek’ at that, even though I was fine with realising OK Computer is twenty years old also, it’s been interesting to read about how people have grown up with the series, and with it being such a phenomenon it doesn’t feel overblown to say that or to think about it’s influence in shaping social attitudes. There was the issue of the series getting a generation to read. There are people who read the series for whom it wasn’t a gateway drug to other books, for example, although I hope it got more people into reading more widely than would otherwise have happened, and it’s certainly a factor in the explosion of geek culture and the rise of the fantastic.

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shallowness: Black and white close up of Natasha's tilted face (Natasha Avengers intensity)
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: Black and white close up of Natasha's tilted face (Natasha Avengers intensity)
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.

Recs (2/2)

May. 21st, 2017 08:56 am
shallowness: Black and white close up of Natasha's tilted face (Natasha Avengers intensity)
Fics and fanvids in the following fandoms: Marvel Cinematic/Galactic Universe, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sense and Sensibility (1995), Singin' in the Rain, Sherlock, Sky High, Strictly Come Dancing, The Thin Man, The West Wing, While You Were Sleeping and Zootropolis/Zootopia.

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Recs (1/2)

May. 7th, 2017 04:36 pm
shallowness: HP films' Minerva reads the Daily Prophet (Minerva reads)
Fics, fanart and fanvids in the following fandoms: Arrested Development, Cormoran Strike series, The Dark Knight Rises, Disney Princesses, Enchanted, Firefly, Harry Potter, The Hour, The Hunger Games and Jupiter Ascending.

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shallowness: Margaret Hale of North and South adaptation sitting at desk writing (Margaret North and South writing)
I half-intended to post a long overdue linkspam yesterday afternoon, but got sucked into watching a repeat of the final parts of the 1983 adaptation of Mansfield Park. Read more... )

Awards

Jan. 26th, 2017 06:27 am
shallowness: Movieverse Rogue leaning against a blank wall. (Rogue X-Men Films)
I tried watching the National TeIevision Awards, but a lot of it made me cringe, so I channel hopped a great deal.

As for the Oscar nominations, my main take out is that it's great Arrival got so many, but not Best Actress for Adams? I'm not the only one who thinks this is wrong. Yes, I do have to caveat it by saying I haven't seen all the nominated performances, although I hope to see most of them - a decision made because I want to see the films or not. Of the two that I've seen, I have no problems with Stone and Streep getting nominated, and even if there's a little voice that thinks that a certain speech and a certain tweet made the latter a cert (though Stone's the favourite to win, right?) what Streep did to produce Florence Foster Jenkins's terrible singing was a technical tour de force.

But, Amy Adams was outstanding in Arrival - its heart and soul. It's not a showy part, but the character carries the film. I did wonder if having that and Nocturnal Animals (which I didn't see) out in the same awards season hurt her.
shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (POI Zoe and John at work)
Sherlock 4.2 The Lying Detective

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So, to recap, last weekend involved The Witness for the Prosecution, Career of Evil and Sherlock. I was craving a bit of lightness for balance.
shallowness: Fred and Ginger dancing in foregroud, him in tails, her in a dark gown, background a white circle (moon or spotlight) (Fred and Ginger dancing)
Strictly Christmas films special

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I also managed to watch most of Peter Pan Goes Wrong live, and given that I’d just managed to scald myself and was watching it with my hand in a bold of cold water and still laughed helplessly, it was hilarious. It’s mainly slapstick (a recurring theme of my Christmas holiday) – and it does what is says on the tin, the premise is that it's a televised adaptation of a production of 'Peter Pan' and what can go wrong does. You can tell that it's origins are on stage and they could have developed the possibilities of it as TV more, but it's more important that it was funny.

(I'm in the middle of catching up on The Witness for the Prosecution, and I need to post about Sherlock and Brooklyn Nine-Nine sooner rather than later.)

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