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10 April 2013 @ 02:35 pm
Yikes  
Voting closes for this round of LJ Idol tomorrow. We're losing 4 of 10 people, and how is my story not doing better? It's here.

Along the highway on the way to work, I now pass the world's most dejected traffic cone. It's covered in soot and tire tracks, and is bent over in utter defeat. Other prouder, cleaner traffic cones mock it farther down the road.

We watched Winter's Bone last night. Jennifer Lawrence won the Best Actress Oscar this year in a pretty thin field (not a lot of great BA roles in 2012), but I could practically hear the Academy's interpretation of all this:

2011: "Wow, look at this kid in 'Winter's Bone.' She's scary-good. But she's young. Maybe it's a fluke."
2012: "Huh, 'Silver Linings Playbook.' I guess she is that good. Should've given her the Oscar last year. Well, we can fix that now..."

Gearing up to watch Hannibal again tonight. Our network TV viewing is at an all-time low: The Simpsons (if we remember), The Mentalist, The Following, Castle (sometimes), L&O: SVU (sometimes), Community, and Grimm. Pretty sad! Cancelling L&O: Classic a few years back sure was genius, wasn't it, NBC? :O

ETA: Picked up two ladybugs cycling past open meadows today. One was there only seconds, but the other stayed for 5 or 6 miles just toodling around and around my arm.

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Entendre? Make mine a double.: SN Dean's mouth is obscenedeirdre_c on April 10th, 2013 09:52 pm (UTC)
Wah! I wish I could vote more than once! :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 10th, 2013 10:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

And I saw your Twitter entry about the would-be student you found creepy. In this day and age, discouraging him was probably the smartest thing to do. :O
The Huntress: Snoopy Chefhuntress69 on April 10th, 2013 11:50 pm (UTC)
I don't watch much on network, but my cable viewing is up with Strike Back, True Blood, Spartacus. As for Law & Order, I know every ep by heart LOL & now when I watch I look for actors that are in other things now - so many!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 11th, 2013 12:11 am (UTC)
Do you remember the episode with the woman who was a pediatric oncologist, where she breaks down on the stand and the truth of the case turns out to be something entirely different from what you expect? I.e., not revenge over bad investments but something much more soulful and heartbreaking?

I'm still in awe of the character actress who played that doctor. What an incredible job!
The Huntress: UCFhuntress69 on April 11th, 2013 05:04 am (UTC)
Maybe a little exaggeration on my part LOL. I know the ep plots when I see them. But that one, wasn't she arrested in the hospital, right after she left a young patients room? I'm picturing her in my head, I think - short hair, dark red maybe?
The Huntress: UCFhuntress69 on April 11th, 2013 05:08 am (UTC)
FOUND! 14x9 - Compassion. The actress was Ann Dowd; one of those whose face you know from all over. She was in one of my Top 10 eps, from S1, about stolen organs.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 11th, 2013 05:23 am (UTC)
Damn, you are good! That's the exact episode.

That shift in the story, where she's on the witness stand and the truth comes out... what an incredible, heartbreaking and authentic bit of acting. Wow.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 11th, 2013 05:20 am (UTC)
That sounds about right.

For a moment, I thought it was Harriet Sampson Harris, who played Frasier's whacko agent. But no-- she doesn't have L&O listed in her credits.

Somebody who looks a lot like that, though!
The Huntresshuntress69 on April 11th, 2013 07:13 pm (UTC)
I remember her, but not from Frasier; she was in a short-lived TV show called the Five Mrs Buchanans.
passing_throughpassing_through on April 11th, 2013 01:48 am (UTC)
Winter's Bone is a good movie and you're right, she was scary-good. I found it on Netflix and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 11th, 2013 02:53 am (UTC)
She carried that entire movie, and did it flawlessly. It was a fantastic role, too, and given that it's bound to a limited age range, I still think they could not have casted it better. Wow.
cindytsuki_no_bara on April 11th, 2013 02:54 am (UTC)
a ladybug followed you part of the way home! that's really cute.

my tv watching is down to four (not counting vikings, which is a. on the history channel, and b. a short and random season). and of those four shows, two are on against each other! (hannibal and elementary.) hmph.

fingers crossed you survive lj idol!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 11th, 2013 03:25 am (UTC)
It's always so funny when they land on me, because then there's so much wind pressing down that I think they're afraid to leave. Hence the toodling-- that one was really busy. Must be migration season!

Has Justified finished its season? We're behind, so we have those to look forward to. But network TV, and all of those awful reality shows and dumb comedies and "copycat" shows... where is the effort and creativity?

Which makes me think about how much I wish they'd filmed a final episode or two to close off "Awake." I think it could be done!

Hoping I survive Idol, too. I was thinking this was Thursday for some reason, so I was even more nervous!
cindy: fangirltsuki_no_bara on April 12th, 2013 02:09 am (UTC)
justfied is indeed done for the season. last week was the finale. i miss it already! and i say nothing else so as not to spoil.

i was just getting into awake when they canceled it. i was annoyed.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 12th, 2013 04:31 am (UTC)
i was just getting into awake when they canceled it. i was annoyed.
Oh, me too. SUCH a fascinating show, and again... They could have ended it at any time with just one or two episodes. So, would it kill NBC to finish it out and put it on the Season DVD? Gah. :(