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08 May 2014 @ 01:30 pm
Braaaains!  
If only I could find some. I meant to post this yesterday, but after writing and posting my Choose Your Own Adventure entry for LJ Idol, I was pretty fried—into the next day! And beyond, apparently...

I did quite a bit of yard cleanup this weekend (more still needed), and some planting. The tomatoes are in the ground! This year, I will fertilize them, because last year was even more pathetic than usual. Even the Roma tomatoes were marble-sized. :O

We watched The Simpsons' "Brick Like Me" episode, which was pure genius. The show has really gotten crazy with the opening credit-sequences this year, but that entire episode was just gloriously bizarre. The Church service was epic! Even if you don't normally watch The Simpsons, I highly encourage seeing this episode.

I've also started watching season 2 of Hannibal, now. It is such a fascinating, disturbing show, and the cast is terrific. All the food is stomach-turning to me, for obvious reasons, but works within the larger theme of how Dr. Hannibal is portrayed. We see the aftermath of his crimes (which are hair-raising enough), and we know he's committing them, but the actual murders occur offscreen. The doctor seems quite sane (and he probably is—he's deeply twisted, but not crazy), and the most intriguing thing about him is his utter weakness for Will Graham. He seems to feel bad about how his actions torture Will, because he genuinely cares for him. Much like "Red's" obvious affection for Lizzie (The Blacklist) makes his character that much more interesting, Dr. Hannibal always keeps us guessing. There's a glint of dormant humanity, and you never know when it might surface.

These last couple of episodes (2x03 or 2x04), Will has been drugged-out and sweaty and sexy as hell, and I don't even know what to think. That isn't my thing at all, but damn. What does it all mean?

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reckless_bluesreckless_blues on May 8th, 2014 08:36 pm (UTC)
I think all of us Fannibals are having a "Huh. Turns out I'm attracted to Will Graham!" thing recently.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TVhalfshellvenus on May 8th, 2014 08:51 pm (UTC)
:D So it's not just me?

Previously, I was kind of "meh" on Will Graham (my daughter thinks the actor is cute), but suddenly... holy cow.

reckless_bluesreckless_blues on May 8th, 2014 08:53 pm (UTC)
Same. Oh Lord, same. I think it's the new hair and wardrobe. Dude looks fine in a scarf.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 8th, 2014 08:55 pm (UTC)
He had the beard before, though, right? I'm still early in S2, but the heavy-lidded restlessness, and the glow of sweat... guh.

Plus, with Hannibal touching his face and all, even the doctor cannot resist him. :O
bleodswean: willbleodswean on May 8th, 2014 08:56 pm (UTC)
It's raining here. But I want to do yardwork. No, I don't.

Don't know if you read my journal but I talk about HANNIBAL to the point of nausea. I love it beyond reason although by mid-S2 that began to change a bit. Curious to hear what you will think. This Show.

And uh, yeah, Will......................I want to eat his brains.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TVhalfshellvenus on May 8th, 2014 10:39 pm (UTC)
:D I've been holding off on reading your Hannibal stuff, because I hadn't seen any of S2, and was avoiding spoilers. I think I just finished episode 4, and it looks as if there are about 8 more on the DVR right now. :O

I did have to quite on The Following, after about the second episode. It just got to be too much. But I'm hoping I'll be able to hang onto Hannibal. My husband doesn't watch it, so it also takes a while to find viewing time!
bleodswean: willbleodswean on May 8th, 2014 10:43 pm (UTC)
Catch up! Catch up! But yeah, I know how it is when the SO doesn't watch. D and I have very little in common when it comes to entertainment so watching TV together is always a challenge! And we only watch two hours about five nights a week. THANK GOD that he likes Hannibal!!! Which is surprising, really. I think the average demo on this show is over-educated intelligent women in their 20's. ha! But it is soooooooo cerebral.

We tried the first season of "The Following" and just could not continue to stretch our credibility. Plus it felt vicious. Hannibal does not. It feels like art.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 8th, 2014 11:01 pm (UTC)
We made it through S1 of The Following, though the proliferation of "Joe" followers got to be excessive, and the whole murder-porn thing just finally went too far.

Hannibal, aside from the murders itself, DOES look like art-- or often like some sort of dream state. I'm still mystified by the moose...
bleodswean: willbleodswean on May 8th, 2014 11:08 pm (UTC)
I'm mystified by that symbol, too. I disagree with it.

Uh, and I meant "credulity", we are credible folks here.

hahahaha
cindytsuki_no_bara on May 9th, 2014 04:33 am (UTC)
all of a sudden will was sane(ish) (well, they fixed whatever was wrong with his brain) and he was PISSED and i thought that was just the hottest thing. i think hugh dancy's really cute anyway, but for whatever reason he was hotter in the beginning of s2 than he was in s1. the past couple episodes i haven't liked his hair, but i didn't have an opinion on hair i wouldn't be me. :D

it's such a gorgeous, disturbing show. there's something really unsettling about the way it looks, and i don't just mean hannibal's beautifully-set table.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 9th, 2014 04:50 am (UTC)
nd he was PISSED and i thought that was just the hottest thing.
That might be part of what I like about him-- he has more magnetism when he's angry. But the drugged-out part was what really struck me as hot, and that is pretty much never true for me. IDK what's happening there.

The unsettlingness, I think, is partly the artistry of some scenes, the dreamlike quality of others, and the crossing back and forth so that at times, you're not exactly sure which of those states you're in!
angels3angels3 on May 12th, 2014 03:22 pm (UTC)
I love Blacklist!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TVhalfshellvenus on May 12th, 2014 05:14 pm (UTC)
It's kind of addictive, isn't it? Sometimes I just want to smack Red, but I also find him captivating.

Lizzie's "hot-Edward-Snowden" husband looks very different without his glasses. I think he's actually far less cute!
angels3angels3 on May 12th, 2014 09:32 pm (UTC)
I want Ressler to beat him down, several of the folks I know think he's hot, but I just never had. Now Ressler is adorable.