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18 May 2015 @ 11:13 pm
Dragging both feet and clinging to the bedpost...  
The day started off questionably: a seemingly nightlong dream about repeatedly being kept awake and not getting enough sleep (which makes you feel as if that's what has actually happened), and then waking up for real to discover I'd set the alarm an hour late. Ah, Monday. :\

The weekend was less rushed than the previous. We watched The Penguins of Madagascar, which for the most part was glorious insanity. I mistook Benedict Cumberbatch's voice for Kelsey Grammar trying to be British (not for the first time), though Cumberbatch has a more consistently deep velvet tone than Grammar. That really was not the point of the movie, though. Penguins, halfbaked schemes, and serendipitous outcomes are the movie's selling points.

We saw the season finale of Grimm, which had no surprises. I can't get worked up over it, though if the show tries to redeem Adalind any farther, I will be peeved. Move away! The finale of The Blacklist satisfied some little corner of my barely-acknowledged shipper heart (you heard nothing here, nothing), and broke open all kinds of possibilities for next season.

Battle Creek is not over, thank goodness, though I'm suddenly wondering if there's slash for this series yet. I'm betting yes: Milt saves Russ from his own cynicism through the power of handsomeness and squeaky-clean sincerity. I'm totally serious. :)

In real-world news, I just now ordered graduation announcements for our daughter (choosing the ones I can pick up tomorrow, because I'm that far behind). My wedding anniversary is in two days and I'm wholly unprepared for that and the coming 3-day weekend, and no summer plans have been made. Please, let the water-treading slow down at work so I can get some sort of handle on life again. :O

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Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on May 20th, 2015 06:31 am (UTC)
With you on The Blacklist.

The beginning scene of Penguins of Madagascar with Werner Herzog is THE BEST SCENE OF ANY MOVIE EVER. Because of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWH_9VRWn8Y OMG seriously, whoever thought of having Herzog do the narration for the start of PoM is a freaking genius.

The rest of that movie could have entirely sucked and I would still have loved it forever. But it didn't. It was hilarious.

Edited at 2015-05-20 06:33 am (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 20th, 2015 04:54 pm (UTC)
:D That opening takes on a whole new level when you've seen that other clip. ("At some point, we are all that penguin.")

Their little "bom-boms"--gah! So cute. I'm actually sorry I sent this back to Netflix-- I should have rewatched it!

The Blacklist ending was both somewhat horrifying AND impressive, and that's a rare combination. Love the writing on this show. :D
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on May 22nd, 2015 06:37 am (UTC)