Pulse

Jun. 20th, 2010 10:06 pm
trillianastra: (cougar [the losers])
Just watched the pilot episode of a new BBC horror/drama series called Pulse. It can be summarised as "Medical student discover Dodgy Stuff happening in hospital, Weird Shit ensues."

I have a few conclusions:

#1. Oh, I really hope this gets picked up.

#2. Damn, Claire Foy is awesome. (She was awesome as Miss Dearheart in Going Postal too, but whatever)

#3. Hmm. Stephen Campbell Moore has really put weight on, he's a lot... bulkier in this than he used to be.

#4. I am *convinced* that the hospital this is set in = the hospital from Being Human. Not just the same set, either - I've decided that it literally is the same hospital. Which kinda makes me want crossovers. Hmmm...

In completely unrelated news, I walked 35 miles yesterday, and whenever I try to move, everything hurts. :(
trillianastra: (Default)
spoilery thoughts )

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Saw Iron Man 2 yesterday.

O.M.G.

Also, um... okay, I *may* have bitched a little about Rhodey getting recast as Don Cheadle and about Scarlett Johansson being Natasha Romanoff.

I TAKE IT ALL BACK. So, um, sorry about that...

ALSO: teeny spoiler )

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Um. I watch a lot of HBO shows. Until recently, HBO was great.

Not now.

NOW, HBO HAS TRANSCENDED "GREAT". It's really that good. It's so good that the word 'good' is now totally inadequate, and I don't know what word to use instead.

I say this because I just discovered The Wire. And, um. Yeah. <33333333333
trillianastra: (*dubious* [hatter])
I read somewhere (it may have been TVTropes - which I will *not* link to) that JJ Abrams had said at some point that his shows are all in the same universe. Now I can see perfectly how that works with LOST and Fringe, which mostly comes down to a very clear mental image of Walter Bishop working for/with the DHARMA initiative (just don't ask, k?).

What I'm wondering is... does that apply to *all* his work?

The Alternate Reality Star Trek of the movie last year, I can see that fitting in, just 200 or so years down the line... but what I'm stuck on is Felicity. Of which I've seen one and a half episodes.

(look, it has Keri Russell. It's... Keri Russell. Incidentally, this is all because of Waitress. Which is awesome, and has KR in, and Nathan Fillion (bonus!).

On the subject of random tv shows.... anyone seen Human Target? It's pretty cool. Basically it's about this private security guy who gets hired to protect people, blah blah, and saves the day a lot in various implausible situations. Also, the three main characters are played by Mark Valley, Chi McBride and Jackie Earle Haley.

Yes, JEH was what got me interested. On the other hand, I got over my Fringe-related problem with Mark Valley. Now I can look at him without glaring.

The other thing about Human Target is... the guest stars. I've seen five episodes so far, and they've had... Tricia Helfer, Alessandro Juliani and Donnelly Rhodes from BSG, Sean Maher from Firefly and William Mapother from LOST. When you add MV and JEH to that (Fringe and Watchmen respectively)... it does make one think that the casting people are going out of their way to cast sci-fi actors.

Anyway. It is late, and I'm tired, thus I am going to bed before any more random thoughts occur to me.
trillianastra: (Default)
(got this from [livejournal.com profile] bradeatspeeps)

List all of the television shows you have on DVD, no matter how obscure or embarrassing. Even if you only own one season, list it! Let's see who has what!

Doctor Who, lots of. Various serials of One, Two, Three, an enormous amount of Four, Five, Seven, Nine, and all of NewWho S3 and S4
Prison Break (all)
The 4400 (all)
Lost (seasons 1-3)
Chuck (season 1)
Being Human (season 1)
Kidnapped
Generation Kill
Battlestar Galactica (new, all)
The X-Files (seasons 1 and 2)
Gossip Girl (seasons 1 and 2)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (season 5)
Scrubs (seasons 1-5)
Fringe
Angel (all)
The L-Word (season 1)
Heroes (season 1)
The Sopranos (season 1)
The Black Donnellys
All Creatures Great and Small (season 1)
Blackpool
State of Play
Mad Men (season 1)
The Thick of It
The Devil's Whore
Bones (seasons 1 and 2)
Flight of the Conchords (season 1)
Six Feet Under (seasons 1 and 2)
Firefly
Life on Mars (UK, seasons 1 and 2)
Criminal Minds (seasons 1 and 2)
The Tudors (all)

And, because I'm a bit OCD like that, here's the list of Shows I Downloaded From iTunes:

Ashes to Ashes (season 1)
Torchwood (seasons 1 and 2)
Caprica (all available episodes)
Stargate Universe (all available episodes)
Dollhouse (season 1)
Lost (season 4)
trillianastra: (hardison- not the average geek)
So, yeah, vampire novels are EVERYWHERE these days. Ditto movies. I think we all know why.

Werewolves - up 'til now - seem to have been a bit left out.

I say "until now" because The Wolfman with Benicio del Toro just came out.

It's awesome. And also has Hugo Weaving and Anthony Hopkins in. And... well, no offence to the newly un-jailbait Taylor Lautner but... Sharkboy with airbrushed muscles and some mediocre CGI is not my idea of a werewolf... *not ranting about sparklepires today*...

but The Wolfman gets it right. It's dark and scary and bloody and more than a few people get torn into bits (there is one scene where there are just these bits of organs and stuff scattered over the ground, srsly). Also, without the prosthetics Benicio del Toro is... definitely not unattractive.

Also, the heroine (who does actually deserve the word, btw) rocks. Hard. She's smart, caring and able to find the resolve to do what she has to (despite not wanting to)... and oh, this movie's set in 1894. Therefore, screw you, Bella Swan. Gwen can kick your whiny ass any day.


AWESOME TRAILERS THIS WEEK:

Clash of the Titans, with Sam Worthington in non-giant-blue-person form. Also, GIANT FREAKING SCORPIONS. It looks fun in a really stupid kind of way.

Kick-Ass. Comic book movie, based off of a GN by Mark Millar (guy who wrote Wanted). IS GOING TO BE FANTASTIC. This is all.

~

Now, I have to go watch, in no particular order, Lost, Supernatural, Caprica and Leverage. And also remind myself that I will not get upset on the 14th. Believe it or not, the reason for that has absolutely nothing to do with Valentine's Day, which is so insignificant to me personally that it doesn't even register, and everything to do with a character I still miss rather a lot.
trillianastra: (HUH??? [will])
Well. It's been snowing here for most of the week. It's cold. There's not a whole lot to do other than catch up on TV (and YAY, stuff is actually back post-Xmas).

Thus, today's efforts:

Spoilers for Dollhouse, Scrubs, Heroes )

Meme

Jan. 9th, 2010 03:39 pm
trillianastra: (senator wesley [dollhouse])
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] myha_riot

Pick five of your favourite TV shows, in no order, and answer the following questions. Don't cheat!

(If you're going to do the meme, pick your shows before reading the questions!)

Shows:

1. Doctor Who
2. Lost
3. Firefly
4. Gossip Girl
5. Prison Break


The Questions )
trillianastra: (don't shoot [richard])
It seems like everyone is doing these. Well, might as well jump on the bandwagon.

2009. What to say about 2009.....

2009 was the year of getting the Big Proper Adult Job, and being pleasantly surprised to find that I was working with a group of really, fantastically awesome (and often HILARIOUS) people that I probably wouldn't have met otherwise.

2009 was the year of the Film Course, and the year when many films were watched. It was the year I realised that actually, yes, I'm really good at writing essays on aesthetic film theory, Citizen Kane, the Western, and the way socio-political and ethical issues are dealt with in science fiction television.

2009 was the year I watched a lot of really good TV, including some shows that I really wasn't expecting to like so much - Glee and Gossip Girl, I'm looking at you - and made some great LJ friends through them.

(It is also, JUST ABOUT, the year I found Prison Break. <333333)

2009 was the year of Watchmen, and the year of Star Trek, the year of Sherlock Holmes and the year of Inglourious Basterds.

2009 was the year Michael Jackson died. It was also the year Andy Hallett, Brittany Murphy, David Carradine, Patrick Swayze, Natasha Richardson and Farrah Fawcett died.

2009 was the year I started figuring out who I am, and what I want from this life. I haven't quite figured it out yet, but I'm getting there.

2009 was the year that [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic took over my life, and pushed my writing productivity WAY up.

2009 was the year Obama became President of the US. Still waiting for him to save the world. Starting to think he's not going to.

2009 was the year of Children of Earth and of Battlestar Galactica finishing. AKA, the year a lot of TV producers, writers and exec producers broke my heart more than a few times.


Some bad things happened in 2009. A lot of good things happened in 2009.

Here's hoping that the next year, and the next decade, will be even better for all of us.

My resolutions, such as they are, for 2010:

#1. Travel more, while I have the chance. I need to go SOMEWHERE outside Europe, at least.

#2. Keep writing.

#3. Live as healthily as I can.

#4. Try not to let myself get annoyed or angry about things out of my control.
trillianastra: (Default)
There is a show.

Called "Sanctuary".

...

IT MUST BE WATCHED. THIS SHOW NEEDS A DECENT FANDOM. IT NEEDS TO BE RECOGNISED AND SEEN FOR THE AWESOME THAT IT IS.

(Srsly, guys. This is the best and most criminally underrated show I've found for aaaaaaaaaaages.)

(Also I heard that Peter Wingfield is in the last couple of eps. Not that I'm watching just for him or anything. *innocent*)

(Did I mention how Amanda Tapping is kinda... awesome? 'Cause she is. And I have a rather strong urge to write fic about her character and maybe pair her character up with Captain Jack, 'cause I just know she'd be his type. Except just about everyone is his type, and whoa, this is going way off topic fast.)

So yeah. Sanctuary. Watch it. Spread the word. Pretty please?
trillianastra: (mitchell annie OMG)
Guess what?

It's...... New Show Time!

This one is something I heard about a few months ago... show's called "Castle", airs on ABC, starring Nathan Fillion as a popular crime novelist and Stana Katic as a tough NYPD detective.

And FYI? It's kinda really good.

(Well, I would think that, seeing as I have this slight problem where if Nathan Fillion is in a show/movie, I'm compelled to watch it. No, seriously. I saw White Noise 2: The Light because of him... though actually Katee Sackhoff was in there too, randomly.)

Aaaanyways....

NF is awesome as usual. Stana Katic (she was in Heroes S1 - she played Wireless, remember?) is good. NF's character has just the most incredible family - his mother is, um, vibrant. You'd have to see her to believe her.

And you know the best thing?

They got James Patterson to appear, playing himself.

So.... basically, good start, promising concept. Well written/made/acted. And of course I shall be praying to the gods of TV that it survives the first season.

TV Meme

Jan. 26th, 2009 11:24 pm
trillianastra: (Default)
(Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] aeron_lanart

Empire Magazine has revealed its list of the 50 Greatest TV Shows ever.
1. Bold the shows you watch/used to watch.
2. Italicize the shows you've seen at least one episode of.
3. Underline the shows you own on DVD.
4. Post your answers.

Cut to save the f-list )

TV Meme

Dec. 20th, 2008 10:40 pm
trillianastra: (Default)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] bassair

1. Bold the shows you watch
2. Italic the shows you've seen at least one episode of.
3. Post your answers.


50. Quantum Leap
49. Prison Break
48. Veronica Mars
47. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
46. Sex & The City
45. Farscape
44. Cracker
43. Star Trek
42. Only Fools and Horses
41. Band of Brothers

40. Life on Mars (UK original version)
39. Monty Python's Flying Circus
38. Curb Your Enthusiasm
37. Star Trek: The Next Generation
36. Father Ted
35. Alias
34. Frasier
33. CSI: Las Vegas
32. Babylon 5
31. Deadwood

30. Dexter
29. ER
28. Fawlty Towers
27. Six Feet Under
26. Red Dwarf
25. Futurama
24. Twin Peaks
23. The Office
22. The Shield
21. Angel

20. Blackadder
19. Scrubs
18. Arrested Development
17. South Park
16. Doctor Who (new version)
15. Heroes
14. Firefly
13. Battlestar Galactica (new version)
12. Family Guy
11. Seinfeld

10. Spaced
09. The X-Files
08. The Wire
07. Friends
06. 24
05. Lost
04. The West Wing
03. The Sopranos
02. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
01. The Simpsons
trillianastra: (fangirls approve of shirtless sylar)
Sooooo.... *innocent look* Guess what?

I have new TV shows to watch!

(yeah, yeah, I have too many of those already... shut up, brain.)

New Show Numero Un: Eureka (or "A Town Called Eureka", which is what it's called in America, according to wikipedia. *shrug*)

Eureka is like... well, it's like someone read my mind, then made a TV show I was guaranteed to like. Basically, Eureka is a town full of geniuses. And there's this corporation, Global Dynamics, which runs everything. And the characters... well, some are just nuts, some are slightly nuts in a way that could potentially pass for normal, and the ones who are (at least on the surface) sane make up for the lack of crazy by being awesomely snarky.

I do love my snark, and this show... definitely has snark. And geniuses. And cool slightly-made-up science, and stuff.

Also, it has Nathan Stark. (Wiki says he was inspired by Tony Stark aka Iron Man.... having seen Eureka and read Iron Man comics.... I'd say Nathan is the new improved version. Heh. And... well, he's kinda hot, too.) So, ya, Eureka is ticking allll the boxes....

New Show Numero Dos: Leverage. Now, I've only seen the pilot for this.... but it has thievery and a girl called Parker who is, and I quote, "twenty pounds of crazy in a five pound bag".

It feels kinda like the BBC show Hustle, only more American... and with more awesome people. So, when it starts properly I shall be watching avidly. Heh.
trillianastra: (sam tyler head!cortina)
Feeling kind of strange today. Maybe because the clocks have gone back, so it's now actually *dark* at 6 in the evening (come back, British Summer Time! Please come back!). I don't know.

Whatever's caused it, my world's become this... mix of Supernatural and BSG and Doctor Who... it's like I spend my free time in the company of either Sam'n'Dean or one of the Doctor's incarnations (current obsession: Four), or the myriad cast of BSG...

and in between that, I have my two Rewrite projects to get on with... and NaNoWriMo starting next week...

I don't know. My head's in a weird place today. Probably I'll start the New Job tomorrow and everything will look better. For tonight I shall continue being weird and drinking too much coffee.
trillianastra: (sneakin up on ur demonz)
Reasons to be happy today:

1. NO MORE FRAKKING EXAMS
(well, until I start my next course....)

2. NO MORE REVISION TO DO.

3. EEEEEEEE I HAVE A JOB! A GOOD JOB! WITH GOOD PAY! And it's not a temp job!

4. NEW BOOKS. (Proven Guilty, Jim Butcher, Dead as a Doornail, Charlaine Harris)

5. TV SHOWS. I have... half of BSG season 2 and all of 3 to watch, Six Feet Under season 2, The Sopranos season 1 and Scrubs season 6. And Heroes and True Blood via streaming every week.

6. Less than three weeks to NaNoWriMo 2008. EEEE.

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