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25 March 2010 @ 04:21 pm
Thursday with new SPN means I already know what 75% of my f-list looks like today. By contrast, I almost feel "safer" when the show is on hiatus, because I know they won't be heading farther into territory I don't like. Yet. Don't judge me!

ETA: *koff* Okay, I really liked this particular episode, so carry on for now. *koff*

The Mentalist... is not on, and I have no idea why that show runs some weeks and not others. Meanwhile, I saw hints that new Fringe episodes might be coming down the pike later, which has me confused. Happy, but confused. And is Lie To Me dead, or is some other split-season thing going on?

Half of me blames this on the Writers' Strike two years ago—the networks think they can get away with anything and people will still tune in. Ugh.

We finished watching S3 of Doc Martin on DVD, which was very short—only 6 or 7 episodes. Oh, Martin, you are a complete idiot when it comes to people. Never change!

We also watched Shades of Ray via Netflix because it came up as a Live Play movie recommended for us (it's more or less a romantic comedy that stars Zachary Levi as a half-Pakistani man). I enjoyed the movie a lot, but have mixed feelings about having ethnic or semi-ethnic actors playing different ethnicities. It implies that all ethnic people are interchangeable, and that bugs me (but then I remember the incredible job August Schellenberger did in "Black Robe," and I question myself). Still, I adore Levi, and he was very good in the part. Brian George played his father, and I've seen him before, but he's never been this funny. I've also never heard anyone dismiss the East-Coast/West-Coast timezone difference as "bullsh*t". That's a novel approach!

While watching a repeat of L&O: SVU (disappointment! I thought it was a second episode guest-starring Naveen Andrews), I visited the Engrish Funny blog. Lots of good stuff there, but the first entry hit me right away:

Oh, lord. That's pretty much perfect!

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cindy: penguins - the big chill (by rjcardinal)tsuki_no_bara on March 26th, 2010 05:18 am (UTC)
i actually liked spn tonight. make of that what you will. altho wow, sam needs a haircut.

i love the "octopus" engrish. heee.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Psycho Penguinhalfshellvenus on March 26th, 2010 05:29 am (UTC)
No, I liked it too. Lighter on the mytharc (I hate the mytharc nowadays), so that was good. And they broke out the zombies en masse, finally! Plus those little moments of ache that I really love about the show and that it rarely touches on anymore, such as the pain that comes from loving otherwise monstrous things and all the reasons why people can't help but fall into "Magical Thinking" when a reality they want is almost in their grasp. Oh, Bobby...

I see you brought some octopi of your own to this party! Some of the things I looked at last night (including one on fashion) were so bizarre that you find yourself wondering what the original message was supposed to be.

Plus, there's a bizarre rendering of a season of House on DVD (looks like it was summarized in a different language, and then translated into English by someone who doesn't speak English OR watch House). Did you know that DiLisa, better known as Dr. Cuddy, was the Head of the Treasury at the hospital?!?
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on March 26th, 2010 09:31 am (UTC)
Every night before bed, Stewart and I sit and go through the Cheezburgr network. It's like a bedtime story. We've done it for years
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on March 26th, 2010 04:21 pm (UTC)
:D Christopher loves the cat macros on that site, and I'm overdue to go over those with him.

Lauren also likes the "I fixed it!" or "Kludge" entries (they seem to be the same thing). LOTs of duct-tape involved there. ;)