Mowed the yard last night and then proceeded to plow my way through the rest of Ashes to Ashes

I think I loved the finale.Spoilers for both the A2A and Lost finales )

TV!

Aug. 24th, 2010 09:50 am
rosdrise: (mad men - betty is PISSED)
I stalled on Ashes to Ashes a while back as it wasn't really holding my attention, but picked it up again recently. Episode 5 was great and the first 14 minutes of episode 6 are shaping up to be a repeat performance. This is really such a solid show, I only wish I understood more of the slang used. I feel like I'm missing out on a lot.

Leverage 3x11 - "The Rashomon Job" was A.MA.ZING and easily my favorite episode ever. What a stand-out effort. I love when shows play around with story-telling formats. The running gag around Sophie accent was spectacular and only one of so many great moments. Good job, show.

True Blood 3x10 - "I Smell a Rat" - Not a terrible amount of action in this episode, but I still enjoyed it. Lots of pieces being moved around and set in place. Sookie kind of cracked me up this episode, but if I were her I'd be a hell of a lot more wary of Bill, especially after Tara came clean about what happened to her on top of the secrets he's been keeping. Bill may love Sookie, and he was trying to keep her safe, but that doesn't excuse letting Franklin terrorize Tara. Speaking of Tara: I loved the scene between her and Jason. Fantastic acting by both parties. Also, I love Pam.

Mad Man 4x05 - "The Chrysanthemum and the Sword" - WOAH. This show. I can't even. I know pretty much all of fandom hates Betty Draper, and understandably so. She's an awful woman-child who is front-runner for Worst Mother of the Year. Yet, I can't help but be really invested in her story and I'm not even exactly sure why. Maybe it's residual pity for what I felt towards her in the first season? I don't know. By all accounts I shouldn't stand her, she doesn't have any admirable qualities. But when she just started laying everything out on the table for the psychiatrist without any prodding all I could think was "Oh, Betty." She really needs someone to talk to and I really REALLY hope they go more into her childhood. They've hinted at it so many times up till now, I'd love to see a flashback like we get for Don.

Also, that scene with Joan in her red dress and Roger in his stark white and gray office was so beautifully shot. I love the way this show looks.


QUERY! - My music selection is in desperate need of some revitalization. Anyone have any suggestions for good work-out songs? What do you guys listen to when you want to get PUMPED UP!?

ETA: HOW COULD I FORGET TO MENTION THIS? I am very excited about the upcoming Oguri Shun/Inoue Mao (with bonus!Narimiya Hiroki) drama. It does my little Rui/Makino shipper heart good (as much as I love the Domyouji/Makino endgame, I can't help but ship R/M in the beginning). But... the title. QUESTIONABLE CHOICE, JAPAN.
rosdrise: (deerman - mirror)
I hate when I forget to bring new tea to the office. Because then I have to result to the instant tea selection in the break room, which would be fine if it didn't taste like ASS. I'm not really picky about tea, I like green, chamomile, and mint tea, and can't stand fruit tea. But the stuff in the break room marked "Green Tea" tastes like it's been steeping for five hours and then burned. It's nasty. But I have to drink something because I have all this crap running down the back of my throat.

non-spoilery talk about A2A finale, spoilery talk about True Blood premiere, and MR BRAIN )
It's been dead quiet at work this week, and then out of nowhere two events drop into my lap that I have to cover. Thanks for the heads up guys! Too bad I can't be in two places at once. OH, WORK.

I mowed my lawn yesterday - the second time since I moved in - and bent the blade. I'm such a freaking genius. I took the time to walk the entire yard and pick up the sticks that they two big ass tress drop and then run over a root anyway. To be fair, I was very careful around the roots I saw. This one sprung up on me out of nowhere. It is beheaded now, so it deserves it.

The mower started working really hard, but it finished the job. At least it doesn't look like a crazy person lives there that only manages to mow the back half of her lot. I went ahead and mowed in front of the other half of the house. When my housemate mowed two weeks ago she only did in front of her half, which I thought was pretty bogus. And it looked really stupid.

So, now I have to take the blade off and bring it in to the hardware store to see if they can match it. I'm just glad I didn't lose an eye or something. Mowers make me a little squeamish if I think about them too much.

The latest Ashes to Ashes (ep 6) was a little disappointing for me. I can't really put my finger on it, but it just wasn't as engaging as the last 5 have been. I did enjoy Alex's interactions with the family (trying to stay away from spoilers here for those that haven't seen it).

Jotei continues to bring the trashy hilarity. Ayaka was shot defending a yakuza boss and is now blackmailing a politician with incriminating photos. Meanwhile more women hate her with each passing episode. Quality television I tell you. QUALITY.

Random links!

Missing Link Fossil Found! <-- This is cool. Thanks go to Google for informing me of it's existence. At one point I had wanted to be an archeologist/paleontologist/fossil-finder person. Then I had an anatomy class and had to memorize the different parts of all the bones. ... I ended up in internet marketing. So, I guess I took another direction.

Scrubs to return next season - WTF? Bad idea. I wasn't looking forward to this recent season, but the switch over to ABC seemed to have revived the series (more for the first half of the season than the second). The finale was great. Let the show die, it's just not that good anymore.

My Lovely Horse - With the random mentions of the Eurovision song contest around lj I am always reminded of Father Ted when they tried to write a song for the Eurosong contest. Here is a video of the brainstorming session when they are trying to write the song. And here is the BEST MUSIC VIDEO EVER.

Also? I want to see the new Star Trek movie. Maybe this weekend?

ETA: I'm kind of ridiculously excited for MR. BRAIN (my excitment could be based on the title alone) to premiere on Saturday. I've yet to see a KimuTaku drama (Pride is on my list of doom) so I figured I should start now. Plus, it has Mizushima Hiro and Ayase Haruka, both of whom I've come to adore. Normally I'd be turned off my the procedural aspect of it, but I'm promised comedy, so I'm hopeful. They are also starting to stack up some awesome guest stars (Kame! Koyuki! etc...)

ETA BECAUSE IT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING ELSE IN THIS POST: NAGASE HAS A DRAMA THIS SUMMER?!!!! [livejournal.com profile] uwasako describes it as a comedy spy drama, with Nagase as a master of disguise. So, it's Kurosagi only A MILLION TIMES BETTER?!!! ADS)(ASD)QE*UU:ROI!!!!
There is so much good tv in my life I don't even know where to begin. LOST, A2A, and Avatar Talk )

LEVERAGE

Apr. 28th, 2009 11:36 am
So, I have found a new love and it's name is LEVERAGE.

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We have thieves, snark, and cons. COME JOIN US. )

OH NEWS

Apr. 9th, 2009 11:15 am
I know I'm completely late on this, but NEWS' new pv for Koi no ABO may be one of the most awkward things I've ever seen. There is a reason the JE backup dancers are usually little boys and not those of the female variety. The only thing that salvages it is the silly disco dance and costume/hairstyles in the second half. I don't think JE really knows what to do with NEWS. I get the feeling that as long as they have Yamapi not much effort is going to get put into that group since they don't really need it.

The song is blah but the only NEWS singles I've actually really liked were weeeek and Summertime, so no real surprise there. I had higher expectations when I heard it was disco-esque because I love me some disco. At least Pi ditched the perm, though I don't like this new hair thing much either. But then, Shige and Massu are suffering from ill-advised hair moves as well. OH NEWS - Why don't you have a personality?

I've been staring at excel spreadsheets all week so I am SUPER excited for my three day weekend. I'm heading up to the Chicagoland area to pick up a FREE armoire for myself. I have yet to see it in person but I am super excited about it. It's big and solid wood and FREE. I know it needs to be stripped and restained because it is currently a kind of baby poop brown and that won't do. But it will look so much better than my current tv console situation.

Easter egg dying is also in my future which is fun. Plus it means deviled eggs, WHICH ARE DELICIOUS.

Besides that I need to pack up some crafting stuff to do over the weekend. I'm experiencing a major time crunch due to my laziness. I've used up all my resin, so the casting portion is done. Now I need to paint Yoko skulls and wingalings and glue barrettes. TICK TOCK.

ETA: And Ashes to Ashes is back on the 20th!

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