Blackpool

Dec. 2nd, 2007 12:27 am
dangermousie: (SEI: Priyanka)
Mr. Mousie and I watched the first episode of Blackpool together.

Hmmmm.

I have the BBC America edition, so how long is an ep? Because the ep was 45 or so minutes long and I want to know if they cut stuff out. It's it's cut out, I'll get uncut elsewhere.

Thoughts: I am in love with David Morrisey. Seriously. Ripley Holden is a total bastard: cheating on his wife, crooked and bribe-full, un-pc and loutish. But oh my God, he is so fun to watch. Totally electrifying (though I still recoil a bit because I associate him so much with the totally creepy Bradley Headstone in Our Mutual Friend). Charisma to burn. And he is a good Daddy to his daughter. I can't help but love how he got rid of her twice as old as she is bf.

David Tennant just showed up near the end and it's lovely to hear his normal accent. The eccentric, eager detective (who litters, bad bad bad) is totally fun to watch. And is it me or does he and Ripley's wife have scary chemistry? Whoa.

I have to say, I don't think I care for the song thing. They come out of nowhere, interrupt the flow, don't add to the story, and the fact that it's the actors lipsynching to original pop singers is very distracting. But maybe I'll get used to it. It is rather awesomely FUBAR.

Blackpool

Dec. 2nd, 2007 12:27 am
dangermousie: (SEI: Priyanka)
Mr. Mousie and I watched the first episode of Blackpool together.

Hmmmm.

I have the BBC America edition, so how long is an ep? Because the ep was 45 or so minutes long and I want to know if they cut stuff out. It's it's cut out, I'll get uncut elsewhere.

Thoughts: I am in love with David Morrisey. Seriously. Ripley Holden is a total bastard: cheating on his wife, crooked and bribe-full, un-pc and loutish. But oh my God, he is so fun to watch. Totally electrifying (though I still recoil a bit because I associate him so much with the totally creepy Bradley Headstone in Our Mutual Friend). Charisma to burn. And he is a good Daddy to his daughter. I can't help but love how he got rid of her twice as old as she is bf.

David Tennant just showed up near the end and it's lovely to hear his normal accent. The eccentric, eager detective (who litters, bad bad bad) is totally fun to watch. And is it me or does he and Ripley's wife have scary chemistry? Whoa.

I have to say, I don't think I care for the song thing. They come out of nowhere, interrupt the flow, don't add to the story, and the fact that it's the actors lipsynching to original pop singers is very distracting. But maybe I'll get used to it. It is rather awesomely FUBAR.

Blackpool

Dec. 2nd, 2007 12:27 am
dangermousie: (SEI: Priyanka)
Mr. Mousie and I watched the first episode of Blackpool together.

Hmmmm.

I have the BBC America edition, so how long is an ep? Because the ep was 45 or so minutes long and I want to know if they cut stuff out. It's it's cut out, I'll get uncut elsewhere.

Thoughts: I am in love with David Morrisey. Seriously. Ripley Holden is a total bastard: cheating on his wife, crooked and bribe-full, un-pc and loutish. But oh my God, he is so fun to watch. Totally electrifying (though I still recoil a bit because I associate him so much with the totally creepy Bradley Headstone in Our Mutual Friend). Charisma to burn. And he is a good Daddy to his daughter. I can't help but love how he got rid of her twice as old as she is bf.

David Tennant just showed up near the end and it's lovely to hear his normal accent. The eccentric, eager detective (who litters, bad bad bad) is totally fun to watch. And is it me or does he and Ripley's wife have scary chemistry? Whoa.

I have to say, I don't think I care for the song thing. They come out of nowhere, interrupt the flow, don't add to the story, and the fact that it's the actors lipsynching to original pop singers is very distracting. But maybe I'll get used to it. It is rather awesomely FUBAR.
dangermousie: (Dr Who: Rose by miss_strawberry)
Heeeeee.

Excellent, excellent day today.

1. I picked up my copy of The Kapoors, the book about the most famous Bollywood family and it is super-super awesome for facts like:

a. Indira Gandhi wanted to marry Rajiv off to Raj Kapoor's daughter (he fell for Sonia while in college so it fell through)
b. Prithviraj was UBER hot. seriously, hottest Kapoor ever as photos prove. considering my first glimpses of him were as an old, rotund man in Mughal-e-Azam and Awaara, it was a life changing shock. In fact, he was so hot that the reason he got to be a star (he was an extra who stood in line every day) was because a female star saw him in a line-up and thought he was so hot he should be the lead in her next film.
c. Shashi Kapoor + Jennifer Kendal FTW. Seriously, their story is so filmi, complete with inter-culture young love, unforgiving parents, poverty (he couldn't afford to buy books for her!), and angst. So so so awesome. I love Shashi even more now. Oh, and Shammi was their go-between. And he is the one who dragged Shashi out of his depression after Jennifer's death. Mmmm. Awesome.
d. Speaking of Shammi Kapoor. Heeee! His wife was an illiterate South Indian actress older than him. And he totally adored her. Yay. And she died of small-pox. :( And he is an internet geek.
e. Rishi Kapoor's wedding to Neetu went on for almost three weeks and they invited thousands of people and so the venue was a golf course!
f. Raj Kapoor was kinda a bastard. But I still love his movies the most.

2. I bought tons of volumes of Kimi Wa Petto manga. I love it to bits. Actually, I think I will try to rewatch the KwP drama shortly, with the extra knowledge and understanding I gained from the manga (those thought baloons!) Because I do adore the manga so, and I was exhausted when I continued with KwP drama so I will give it another try.

3. Sapuri. Seriously, how are there people in this world that do not like Sapuri? I mean, even Mr. Mousie, who likes dramas the way I do dirt pies, is interested in this one and is sort of watching it. I am five episodes in and seriously, it is the most delightful, clever, pitch-perfect thing ever. I now start watching it in the morning because I know I will be in a good mood for the rest of the day. And I love all the characters (yes, even Ogiwara, who I really like now, and yes, even married lady) but Minami and especially Yuya are the favorites. The bit when Yuya is so excited because he got that singer's autograph but comes in and sees Ogiwara and Minami together and you can tell just from his face (there is no dialogue) of how meaningless this prior giddiness became for him, how the almost innocently childish joy is squashed by this adult emotion in him is...EEEE. And I love that when he tells the short-haired girl he doesn't like Minami, and she asks 'realy?' he replies 'No, it's a lie.' *meeeeeep* Yuya, you are awesome.

4. Mr. Mousie expressed an interest in Blackpool too, so it shall be spousal bonding time tonight :)

ETA: OMG, the curry bit in Sapuri? It's ridiculous but I was getting misty-eyed when Yuya was presenting his idea. I was so anxious for the others not to shoot it down, to like it. Sapuri, what are you doing to me?
dangermousie: (Dr Who: Rose by miss_strawberry)
Heeeeee.

Excellent, excellent day today.

1. I picked up my copy of The Kapoors, the book about the most famous Bollywood family and it is super-super awesome for facts like:

a. Indira Gandhi wanted to marry Rajiv off to Raj Kapoor's daughter (he fell for Sonia while in college so it fell through)
b. Prithviraj was UBER hot. seriously, hottest Kapoor ever as photos prove. considering my first glimpses of him were as an old, rotund man in Mughal-e-Azam and Awaara, it was a life changing shock. In fact, he was so hot that the reason he got to be a star (he was an extra who stood in line every day) was because a female star saw him in a line-up and thought he was so hot he should be the lead in her next film.
c. Shashi Kapoor + Jennifer Kendal FTW. Seriously, their story is so filmi, complete with inter-culture young love, unforgiving parents, poverty (he couldn't afford to buy books for her!), and angst. So so so awesome. I love Shashi even more now. Oh, and Shammi was their go-between. And he is the one who dragged Shashi out of his depression after Jennifer's death. Mmmm. Awesome.
d. Speaking of Shammi Kapoor. Heeee! His wife was an illiterate South Indian actress older than him. And he totally adored her. Yay. And she died of small-pox. :( And he is an internet geek.
e. Rishi Kapoor's wedding to Neetu went on for almost three weeks and they invited thousands of people and so the venue was a golf course!
f. Raj Kapoor was kinda a bastard. But I still love his movies the most.

2. I bought tons of volumes of Kimi Wa Petto manga. I love it to bits. Actually, I think I will try to rewatch the KwP drama shortly, with the extra knowledge and understanding I gained from the manga (those thought baloons!) Because I do adore the manga so, and I was exhausted when I continued with KwP drama so I will give it another try.

3. Sapuri. Seriously, how are there people in this world that do not like Sapuri? I mean, even Mr. Mousie, who likes dramas the way I do dirt pies, is interested in this one and is sort of watching it. I am five episodes in and seriously, it is the most delightful, clever, pitch-perfect thing ever. I now start watching it in the morning because I know I will be in a good mood for the rest of the day. And I love all the characters (yes, even Ogiwara, who I really like now, and yes, even married lady) but Minami and especially Yuya are the favorites. The bit when Yuya is so excited because he got that singer's autograph but comes in and sees Ogiwara and Minami together and you can tell just from his face (there is no dialogue) of how meaningless this prior giddiness became for him, how the almost innocently childish joy is squashed by this adult emotion in him is...EEEE. And I love that when he tells the short-haired girl he doesn't like Minami, and she asks 'realy?' he replies 'No, it's a lie.' *meeeeeep* Yuya, you are awesome.

4. Mr. Mousie expressed an interest in Blackpool too, so it shall be spousal bonding time tonight :)

ETA: OMG, the curry bit in Sapuri? It's ridiculous but I was getting misty-eyed when Yuya was presenting his idea. I was so anxious for the others not to shoot it down, to like it. Sapuri, what are you doing to me?
dangermousie: (Dr Who: Rose by miss_strawberry)
Heeeeee.

Excellent, excellent day today.

1. I picked up my copy of The Kapoors, the book about the most famous Bollywood family and it is super-super awesome for facts like:

a. Indira Gandhi wanted to marry Rajiv off to Raj Kapoor's daughter (he fell for Sonia while in college so it fell through)
b. Prithviraj was UBER hot. seriously, hottest Kapoor ever as photos prove. considering my first glimpses of him were as an old, rotund man in Mughal-e-Azam and Awaara, it was a life changing shock. In fact, he was so hot that the reason he got to be a star (he was an extra who stood in line every day) was because a female star saw him in a line-up and thought he was so hot he should be the lead in her next film.
c. Shashi Kapoor + Jennifer Kendal FTW. Seriously, their story is so filmi, complete with inter-culture young love, unforgiving parents, poverty (he couldn't afford to buy books for her!), and angst. So so so awesome. I love Shashi even more now. Oh, and Shammi was their go-between. And he is the one who dragged Shashi out of his depression after Jennifer's death. Mmmm. Awesome.
d. Speaking of Shammi Kapoor. Heeee! His wife was an illiterate South Indian actress older than him. And he totally adored her. Yay. And she died of small-pox. :( And he is an internet geek.
e. Rishi Kapoor's wedding to Neetu went on for almost three weeks and they invited thousands of people and so the venue was a golf course!
f. Raj Kapoor was kinda a bastard. But I still love his movies the most.

2. I bought tons of volumes of Kimi Wa Petto manga. I love it to bits. Actually, I think I will try to rewatch the KwP drama shortly, with the extra knowledge and understanding I gained from the manga (those thought baloons!) Because I do adore the manga so, and I was exhausted when I continued with KwP drama so I will give it another try.

3. Sapuri. Seriously, how are there people in this world that do not like Sapuri? I mean, even Mr. Mousie, who likes dramas the way I do dirt pies, is interested in this one and is sort of watching it. I am five episodes in and seriously, it is the most delightful, clever, pitch-perfect thing ever. I now start watching it in the morning because I know I will be in a good mood for the rest of the day. And I love all the characters (yes, even Ogiwara, who I really like now, and yes, even married lady) but Minami and especially Yuya are the favorites. The bit when Yuya is so excited because he got that singer's autograph but comes in and sees Ogiwara and Minami together and you can tell just from his face (there is no dialogue) of how meaningless this prior giddiness became for him, how the almost innocently childish joy is squashed by this adult emotion in him is...EEEE. And I love that when he tells the short-haired girl he doesn't like Minami, and she asks 'realy?' he replies 'No, it's a lie.' *meeeeeep* Yuya, you are awesome.

4. Mr. Mousie expressed an interest in Blackpool too, so it shall be spousal bonding time tonight :)

ETA: OMG, the curry bit in Sapuri? It's ridiculous but I was getting misty-eyed when Yuya was presenting his idea. I was so anxious for the others not to shoot it down, to like it. Sapuri, what are you doing to me?

Yes!

Nov. 30th, 2007 08:13 pm
dangermousie: (Dr Who: Ten/Rose by mrv3000)
I am starting Blackpool tonight.

Let's see if it's good.

Yes!

Nov. 30th, 2007 08:13 pm
dangermousie: (Dr Who: Ten/Rose by mrv3000)
I am starting Blackpool tonight.

Let's see if it's good.

Yes!

Nov. 30th, 2007 08:13 pm
dangermousie: (Dr Who: Ten/Rose by mrv3000)
I am starting Blackpool tonight.

Let's see if it's good.
dangermousie: (Farscape: Crichton hands by graphicalrum)
I am continuing with the brilliance that is Life on Mars and have finished ep 7 of Series 1. I have to say, LoM really is one of the most original, mind-bending, awesome shows in ever. And hey, it can make me laugh so hard that I have to pause the ep, and sniffle like a ten year old.



Screencaps and meta from eps 6 and 7 )

Picspam: Eps 6 and 7 here )



In other news, I got my Blackpool DVDs today. EEEEE! That and Our friends in the North with Christopher Eccleston. I'll be a happy obsessive.

ETA: Just finished ep 8 of Life on Mars and OMG. It broke my heart and was so perfect and OMG.

Screencaps behind cut )

ETA2: I just found out that people write Gene/Sam. I think something in my soul just died.
dangermousie: (Farscape: Crichton hands by graphicalrum)
I am continuing with the brilliance that is Life on Mars and have finished ep 7 of Series 1. I have to say, LoM really is one of the most original, mind-bending, awesome shows in ever. And hey, it can make me laugh so hard that I have to pause the ep, and sniffle like a ten year old.



Screencaps and meta from eps 6 and 7 )

Picspam: Eps 6 and 7 here )



In other news, I got my Blackpool DVDs today. EEEEE! That and Our friends in the North with Christopher Eccleston. I'll be a happy obsessive.

ETA: Just finished ep 8 of Life on Mars and OMG. It broke my heart and was so perfect and OMG.

Screencaps behind cut )

ETA2: I just found out that people write Gene/Sam. I think something in my soul just died.
dangermousie: (Farscape: Crichton hands by graphicalrum)
I am continuing with the brilliance that is Life on Mars and have finished ep 7 of Series 1. I have to say, LoM really is one of the most original, mind-bending, awesome shows in ever. And hey, it can make me laugh so hard that I have to pause the ep, and sniffle like a ten year old.



Screencaps and meta from eps 6 and 7 )

Picspam: Eps 6 and 7 here )



In other news, I got my Blackpool DVDs today. EEEEE! That and Our friends in the North with Christopher Eccleston. I'll be a happy obsessive.

ETA: Just finished ep 8 of Life on Mars and OMG. It broke my heart and was so perfect and OMG.

Screencaps behind cut )

ETA2: I just found out that people write Gene/Sam. I think something in my soul just died.
dangermousie: (Dr Who: Ten by queen_morgana)
OMG OMG OMG OMG!

Flist, you failed me!

I have almost 250 of you on my flist and not one of you informed me of Blackpool, a six episode British series that stars David Tennant.

How? HOW?

Blackpool is a mystery/character study. An arcade owner's life begins to unravel when a body is found in his arcade. David Tennant is one of three main characters, a detective who falls in love with the arcade owner's wife.

And from time to time, the characters burst into song.

Suffice to say I have a new obsession.

See this scene:



Oodles more )
dangermousie: (Dr Who: Ten by queen_morgana)
OMG OMG OMG OMG!

Flist, you failed me!

I have almost 250 of you on my flist and not one of you informed me of Blackpool, a six episode British series that stars David Tennant.

How? HOW?

Blackpool is a mystery/character study. An arcade owner's life begins to unravel when a body is found in his arcade. David Tennant is one of three main characters, a detective who falls in love with the arcade owner's wife.

And from time to time, the characters burst into song.

Suffice to say I have a new obsession.

See this scene:



Oodles more )
dangermousie: (Dr Who: Ten by queen_morgana)
OMG OMG OMG OMG!

Flist, you failed me!

I have almost 250 of you on my flist and not one of you informed me of Blackpool, a six episode British series that stars David Tennant.

How? HOW?

Blackpool is a mystery/character study. An arcade owner's life begins to unravel when a body is found in his arcade. David Tennant is one of three main characters, a detective who falls in love with the arcade owner's wife.

And from time to time, the characters burst into song.

Suffice to say I have a new obsession.

See this scene:



Oodles more )

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