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11 January 2010 @ 11:04 pm
Still plugging along...  
So, apparently I get almost no writing done on the weekends anymore. That used to be a good time for me, but not so much lately. It's late nights or nothing! In other words, I'm still working on the pile of prompts from the drabble meme I posted up last week, wherein I have completed a "House" ficlet and... a drabble for someone's birthday that technically was not part of the meme. *koff*

We saw Sherlock Holmes this weekend, and loved it. I might quibble with the timeframe of some of the scientific advancements in it, and with Irene Adler's makeup being dialed up to "streetwalker" in relation to the period. But it was a delightful and entertaining movie, and I very much liked the smarter/snappier Watson and also the more edgy version of Holmes (which also keeps the character's know-it-allness from being entirely insufferable).

On the TV front, I have a spoilery question about tonight's Fringe: WTF with the Charlie thing? Did I miss something? Why is not!Charlie putting in day-job hours at the FBI, and how is Olivia okay with that considering that she knows the real Charlie is gone? How does that work out?

Chuck S3 Premier: Yay and big-sigh-of-relief Whoo. That says it all...

Castle: duct tape earnestness! I'm sorry HSH was out of the room during that scene—it was glorious.

Better Off Ted: God, I love this show. The snark, the side-references to things like 'spider-chicken' and 'weaponized pumpkins' and 'the smallest squirrel science can make'! Veronica's dry and evil heart: "That's right, little girl—draw them in with your innocence. Then hit them with the phone!" The Veridian Dynamics ads (which look as if they were made by the people at Demotivators.com). An episode formed around replacing a PA system that creates office panic every time it's used! I sure hope they have more than 13 episodes planned for this year, because they're running through them quickly in an effort to shore up Scrubs now.

All right. Back to the writing!

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Rachel_sin_attract on January 12th, 2010 07:05 am (UTC)
Apparently it was an episode from last season that they never aired, so it's before Charlie died. I missed the first half hour and then quit watching since I wanted to watch it all at once, but I'll take anything with Charlie...I miss him.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 12th, 2010 07:08 am (UTC)
I knew if anyone had the answer, it would be you!

I had to wonder whether it was just an out-of-sequence episode (it's hard to tell with this show).

Oh, Charlie. I miss him, but I'm glad they really showed Olivia's ache for losing him. They had a good friendship, and he deserved to be mourned.

You'll enjoy this episode-- by the end, I think you'll be impressed with the acting job the 'teenage girl' does in it too.
Rachel_sin_attract on January 12th, 2010 07:16 am (UTC)
Hee! I <3 this show. I'm hoping we'll get a third season *crosses fingers*

All last week I was marathoning S1 on DVD, so it's pretty fresh in my mind right now...and yeah, it makes me really miss Charlie this season and makes me upset about how they tried to introduce that new girl and how nothing resulted from that. It's like his death was for nothing.

I'll watch it tomorrow when Fox puts up their HD version online!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 15th, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
I think part of the whole Charlie thing was that they didn't wind up using him as much as they'd originally planned-- Peter wound up being Olivia's sidekick (when there was one) instead of Charlie. Maybe for potential chemistry or whatever (don't know-- I'm not an Olivia/Peter shipper).

So while they'd cast this talented guy, they underused him and made his role kind of "nothing." That may be why they/he decided to remove Charlie from the show. :(