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I am done with Parade's End, and while it was wonderful from beginning to end, I am now bereft - nothing else appeals much because nothing else compares.

Caps and thoughts )
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I am done with Parade's End, and while it was wonderful from beginning to end, I am now bereft - nothing else appeals much because nothing else compares.

Caps and thoughts )
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Why is this show so good? I have only one episode left, and what am I going to do then?

Blabber blabber blabber )
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Why is this show so good? I have only one episode left, and what am I going to do then?

Blabber blabber blabber )
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I realize most of my flist doesn't care, but I can't stop.

My favorite episode yet, it's going to ruin me for other shows )

Anyway, hope someone read this mess of a post, but even if not, I am too obsessed to mind.
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I realize most of my flist doesn't care, but I can't stop.

My favorite episode yet, it's going to ruin me for other shows )

Anyway, hope someone read this mess of a post, but even if not, I am too obsessed to mind.
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As I realize that 90% of my flist is going 'what?'

I realize that part of the reason I am so smitten with Parade's End is that it's giving me what I wanted from that adaptation of Galsworthy's Forsyte Saga a few years ago - adopting a brilliant novel with a perfect cast and making me feel. Forsyte Saga is one of my favorite works of literature and I got so excited when I heard there was going to be an adaptation, only to loathe the adaptation when it came out - it was appallingly miscast and all the vivid poetry and intense emotion I felt when reading the books was utterly absent.

But the adaptation of PE is fiercely intelligent and a hothouse of emotion. More than that, it's a wonderful adaptation - I am reading PE right now, and how Stoppard managed to convey the spirit of the books is amazing.

Anyway, since I am a MV junkie, have another gorgeous shippy MV:



Speaking of BBC adaptations, I just found out that they adapted one of my favorite novels, Zola's "Ladies' Paradise" into a BBC period drama (transplanted to the North of England) called Paradise. OMFG, I need this in my life. Denise/Mouret 4evah etc (or as they renamed them here, Denise/Moray). Have a trailer:



There is also a MV.
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As I realize that 90% of my flist is going 'what?'

I realize that part of the reason I am so smitten with Parade's End is that it's giving me what I wanted from that adaptation of Galsworthy's Forsyte Saga a few years ago - adopting a brilliant novel with a perfect cast and making me feel. Forsyte Saga is one of my favorite works of literature and I got so excited when I heard there was going to be an adaptation, only to loathe the adaptation when it came out - it was appallingly miscast and all the vivid poetry and intense emotion I felt when reading the books was utterly absent.

But the adaptation of PE is fiercely intelligent and a hothouse of emotion. More than that, it's a wonderful adaptation - I am reading PE right now, and how Stoppard managed to convey the spirit of the books is amazing.

Anyway, since I am a MV junkie, have another gorgeous shippy MV:



Speaking of BBC adaptations, I just found out that they adapted one of my favorite novels, Zola's "Ladies' Paradise" into a BBC period drama (transplanted to the North of England) called Paradise. OMFG, I need this in my life. Denise/Mouret 4evah etc (or as they renamed them here, Denise/Moray). Have a trailer:



There is also a MV.
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I am reading Christopher/Valentine fanfic. I am officially around the bend.

But the thing is, I haven't really shipped a Western TV couple in years! Not since Ten/Rose and that was over in 2008. So that's quite deliciously novel to me.

Oh, and speaking of shipping. While I haven't yet watched Faith 19-20 properly, I did peek at the end of 20, and nobody is going to convince me that the scene didn't get x-rated the moment after the episode ended. I mean, seriously!

I am so watching more tonight!


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I am reading Christopher/Valentine fanfic. I am officially around the bend.

But the thing is, I haven't really shipped a Western TV couple in years! Not since Ten/Rose and that was over in 2008. So that's quite deliciously novel to me.

Oh, and speaking of shipping. While I haven't yet watched Faith 19-20 properly, I did peek at the end of 20, and nobody is going to convince me that the scene didn't get x-rated the moment after the episode ended. I mean, seriously!

I am so watching more tonight!


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De-stressing after Baby Mousie fell asleep by watching ep 2 of Parade's End and this scene.




OMFG this scene.

It's the one where he tells Valentine he enlisted and why.

The caps of the most amazing scene ever )

You know, the acting in amazing and all that, but the writing? The writing is insane. I guess that's what you get when you have Tom Stoppard adapting FMF.

This show owns my soul.

Have a clip of this scene:



Seriously, this show is perfect.

ETA: For those who are wondering how I have time to watch this but not Faith - I watch this together with Mr. Mousie. So if I have any free time at all, our mutual activities come first and my own drama time after.
dangermousie: (Veer-Zaara)
De-stressing after Baby Mousie fell asleep by watching ep 2 of Parade's End and this scene.




OMFG this scene.

It's the one where he tells Valentine he enlisted and why.

The caps of the most amazing scene ever )

You know, the acting in amazing and all that, but the writing? The writing is insane. I guess that's what you get when you have Tom Stoppard adapting FMF.

This show owns my soul.

Have a clip of this scene:



Seriously, this show is perfect.

ETA: For those who are wondering how I have time to watch this but not Faith - I watch this together with Mr. Mousie. So if I have any free time at all, our mutual activities come first and my own drama time after.
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)
1. In my greedy little hands is episode 19 of Faith.



I am about to pick up Baby Mousie so no Faith for me until later today (or, possibly, tomorrow morning *gasp*) but I am giddy like a five-year-old with a new bike. Also, new hair! Yes! I am all for back to the curl! Plus, it symbolizes him giving up duty for her blah blah blah YESSSS.

2. Speaking of hair, this is Yoochun's haircut for I Miss You. With bonus police uniform. I like.



3. And last but not least, because I am an equal opportunity shipper/angst-lover, here are Christian and Valentine from Parade's End yearning for each other.




Look on the bright side, Edwardian thwarted lovers - if you were in a kdrama, you'd probably also be siblings!

A few more caps from Parade's End )
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)
1. In my greedy little hands is episode 19 of Faith.



I am about to pick up Baby Mousie so no Faith for me until later today (or, possibly, tomorrow morning *gasp*) but I am giddy like a five-year-old with a new bike. Also, new hair! Yes! I am all for back to the curl! Plus, it symbolizes him giving up duty for her blah blah blah YESSSS.

2. Speaking of hair, this is Yoochun's haircut for I Miss You. With bonus police uniform. I like.



3. And last but not least, because I am an equal opportunity shipper/angst-lover, here are Christian and Valentine from Parade's End yearning for each other.




Look on the bright side, Edwardian thwarted lovers - if you were in a kdrama, you'd probably also be siblings!

A few more caps from Parade's End )
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It's modernist but that doesn't bother me. Mainly bought it because I went searching for quotes from the novels and found gems like this:

“You seduced a young woman in order to be able to finish your talks with her. You could not do that without living with her. You could not live with her without seducing her; but that was the by-product. The point is that you can't otherwise talk. You can't finish talks at street corners; in museums; even in drawing-rooms. You mayn't be in the mood when she is in the mood - for the intimate conversation that means the final communion of your souls. You have to wait together - for a week, for a year, for a lifetime, before the final intimate conversation may be attained...and exhausted. So that...That in effect was love.”

I have no idea who Ford Madox Ford is writing about here (I am assuming Christopher and Valentine, but who knows) but guuuuuuh - I will read anything, whatever style and plot (or lack thereof) which has gorgeous passages like that.
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It's modernist but that doesn't bother me. Mainly bought it because I went searching for quotes from the novels and found gems like this:

“You seduced a young woman in order to be able to finish your talks with her. You could not do that without living with her. You could not live with her without seducing her; but that was the by-product. The point is that you can't otherwise talk. You can't finish talks at street corners; in museums; even in drawing-rooms. You mayn't be in the mood when she is in the mood - for the intimate conversation that means the final communion of your souls. You have to wait together - for a week, for a year, for a lifetime, before the final intimate conversation may be attained...and exhausted. So that...That in effect was love.”

I have no idea who Ford Madox Ford is writing about here (I am assuming Christopher and Valentine, but who knows) but guuuuuuh - I will read anything, whatever style and plot (or lack thereof) which has gorgeous passages like that.
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I don't know, but Valentine is pretty much my newest girlcrush.



Horrible anti-suffrage pervert: Threatens Valentine, also calls her Christopher's whore.
Valentine: How dare you insult a man you are unworthy to be a bootboy for?
Horrible anti-suffrage pervert and me in unison: Insult him?

I approve of monomania but I seriously laughed out loud. Priorities, girl!

Also, Sylvia is a horrible person but I feel sorry for her - she married a man least compatible with her need for constant drama and outpouring of emotion and desire for some sort of alpha he-man.
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I don't know, but Valentine is pretty much my newest girlcrush.



Horrible anti-suffrage pervert: Threatens Valentine, also calls her Christopher's whore.
Valentine: How dare you insult a man you are unworthy to be a bootboy for?
Horrible anti-suffrage pervert and me in unison: Insult him?

I approve of monomania but I seriously laughed out loud. Priorities, girl!

Also, Sylvia is a horrible person but I feel sorry for her - she married a man least compatible with her need for constant drama and outpouring of emotion and desire for some sort of alpha he-man.
dangermousie: (Aishiteiru)


But I can't stop! I can't remember the last time I got that obsessed over a Western TV show or the last time I shipped a couple so much. I mean! They finish each other's quotations and share eyerolls over the minister's insane Latin screeds and trade obscure facts. It's geek heaven. And their chemistry is insane and super-reserved Christopher totally smiles while looking at her, a genuine smile, and is actually at ease with her, which is super-rare for him. And they get each other ridiculously well even though they just met recently. And she tells him he is the coolest man (paraphrasing in 21st-century speak) she's ever met, and he is totally in love with her and anguished he can't be with her and basically it's better than 90% of romantic fiction I've been consuming recently. Who knew I'd go for a British show like a ton of bricks?

Some caps of their perfection from ep 1 )
dangermousie: (Aishiteiru)


But I can't stop! I can't remember the last time I got that obsessed over a Western TV show or the last time I shipped a couple so much. I mean! They finish each other's quotations and share eyerolls over the minister's insane Latin screeds and trade obscure facts. It's geek heaven. And their chemistry is insane and super-reserved Christopher totally smiles while looking at her, a genuine smile, and is actually at ease with her, which is super-rare for him. And they get each other ridiculously well even though they just met recently. And she tells him he is the coolest man (paraphrasing in 21st-century speak) she's ever met, and he is totally in love with her and anguished he can't be with her and basically it's better than 90% of romantic fiction I've been consuming recently. Who knew I'd go for a British show like a ton of bricks?

Some caps of their perfection from ep 1 )

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