turnonmyheels: (Teen Wolf:  Chris Argent)
Teen Wolf and The Good Wife both made a move for the same reason.spoilers )

In short, Chris Argent is my favorite. I kind of hope he adopts Isaac. Dear tv, give Derek a break and could Stiles please quit channeling Christian Slater circa Heathers? That'd be great, thanks.
turnonmyheels: (Good Wife:  Eli)
I already miss Spartacus. Gratitude Steven DeKnight for such an amazing series. I still only have the one icon, I suppose now I won't have any more :-(

There have been three meetings of the Star Trek Soup Group since I last updated.

The Apple aka Garden of Eden episode; Soup it began life as the Easter ham. It ended life as a ham and onion soup. It's been three weeks and I usually drink a few glasses of wine on soup group nights so I don't have any more to give you here.

The Doomsday Machine aka the one with the alien monster that internally looks like a flaming sphincter and externally looks like a piece of poop flying through space. Surely, you need no other explanation of the episode other than Kirk and Company won. The Soup began life as the bone from the Easter ham, was turned into pintos cooked with ham bone then subsequently turned into: shredded chicken and pinto chili.

Catspaw aka WITCHES. When I was a kid, like a LITTLE kid pre-Kindergarten sized kid, this episode scared the snot out of me. It was hysterical to see it today and realize how easily a child can be frightened. The "special effects" that made the black cat look big was pathetic. Ah, the 60s.

Soup: Broccoli risotto
Salad: beet salad

and lo, the soup and salad was fucking amazing.

I am uncertain if I will continue to watch The Vampire Diaries in the fall. I just ... I hate Elena the vampire. I hate Elena the non-feeling vampire even more. I want to like her! Nina Dobrev does an amazing job in all her roles, but I'm just over it and that makes me sad. The show has gotten so repetitious in certain aspects and damn but I hate to agree with Bonnie's dad, but y'all need to get up off this whole saving Elena thing and deal with the actual shit going down. Sigh.

It's so rare I stick with a show all the way till the end. Looks at Spartacus, I do still need to finish Gods of the Arena but when I do that there won't be any more so that may be a long while. Then again, it's nearly all Gannicus and Oenomaus and they are such a huge part of why I love it.

I continue to fall asleep during Game of Thrones and wonder where the hell they are in the book. I'm on page 600 y'all and yes, there's an obvious connection between the show and the book but the novel spends literally THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS of words describing clothing and sigils and food and wine and stories that the TV show uses the camera to convey [and skips the stories] that I find myself enjoying the show so much more than the book that it makes me sad.

Book readers, is book 3 the big transitional set up book for the action in the rest of the story?

I did manage to stay awake all the way through the second episode of Hannibal [I fell asleep during the pilot]. I REALLY ENJOY HANNIBAL. The casting on Hannibal himself is just ... jesus. I hope I never run across that guy in real life because I would scream and run away.


The Good Wife gave me hope once again this week that my dream upon dream upon dream of Florrick, Agos and Associates will come true.


Dancing With The Stars is the shit. This season the dancing isn't so hot only about 3 real contenders. But I watch for the Dancers not the stars and Val has really upped it this season. You get to watch the pros dance with other pros on results nights and I would rather watch Val dance than any other male ballroom dancer I've ever seen. There's something so fluid and sensual about his every move. Even when it's a dance like Foxtrot or QuickStep he makes it sensual without being over the top SEXY like Max [although when they dance on the stage together there's some sort of kismet magic that happens]. The other men are amazing, don't get me wrong, but I don't feel a connection to them when they dance like I do Val.

I'm sure this means that it's a crush and not that he's the best dancer in teh world!

A couple of last year's SYTYCD ballroom ladies are on DWTS this season. One of them is dancing with a contestant and the other is in the troupe. That always excites me.

My job has been giving me gray hairs the past couple of weeks. I didn't need any help with that job, thank you. Between the people at Sprint and the people in Hilton Head SC government I'm about to lose my god damned mind.

Looks like May 6 will be when I get my cover-up finished. I can't wait!
turnonmyheels: (Lost Girl: Kenzi)

Lost Girl Is Back! And WOW I'm already super excited for this season. I love that show. I love all the characters, I love that our heroine is a bi-sexual succubus with a completely platonic human BFF. I love all the different types of fae I love the dark, I love the light. I love how cheesey it can be, I love how sexy it can be.

I do not love Lauren. And it's not because I want Bo to be with Dyson or Kenzi [I actually really like Dyson/Kenzi, thank you or Dyson/Kenzi/Hale or Kenzi/Hale and Bo with whomever she's hungry for] or some other character we haven't met. It's because IMO the Lauren actress can't emote her way out of paper bag. I also don't feel like there's a real sexual chemistry between her and Bo which is a damn shame because Bo has off the charts sexual chemistry with EVERYONE [except maybe Trick] and Lauren.

I caught The Following last night. I like the premise, escaped serial killer with a fan following that does his evil bidding. I would watch James Purefoy do just about anything at all and him portraying a Poe obsessed professor that happens to messily mutilate people on the side? YES PLEASE I'LL HAVE SECONDS. I'll hold further comments until I've seen more.

Good Wife has thankfully left behind the Kalinda plot I was disliking so much and has instead turned a corner with Alicia being a sexual human being THAT IS DELIGHTING ME TO NO END.

Elsbeth Tascioni was featured this week and she's just about my favorite recurring character. Hang on, I say that about *ALL* the recurring characters, but they are really all GREAT. I'm just crossing my fingers that the rest of the season stays on track since it was so wildly off the rails earlier.

I haven't caught anything else yet, but I will. I've been battling my DVR and had difficulty getting Suits and Vampire Diaries, I have since acquired them through later showings and will catch up soon.

Star Trek Soup Group: I've no idea where we left off, we've had a few viewings since the last time I posted. Last episode we watched was the first time travel episode. The Enterprise was orbiting 1960ish earth. There were American astronauts, and some super extraordinarily bad science where the Enterprise sling-shotted around the sun to get back to the right year. O.O
turnonmyheels: (Good Wife:  Alicia)
You guys. Alicia Florrick has *had* it. Talk to the hand ladies and gentlemen because this woman is no longer The Good Wife, she's a lawyer and she'll *make* you do it her way. I'm just afraid that in the process, she's going to be re-made into someone she wouldn't want to be. I am however, already stupidly excited for next season and we haven't finished this season yet!

If anyone would like to discuss the MANY epic moments of Sunday's episode, please come into the comments and do so.

I've never really thought that any of the Dancers and Stars were engaging in shenanigans until this season. In the package Derek looked at Maria with this ... possessive glint in his eye and I was suddenly shouting at the tv OH MY GOD THEY ARE TOTALLY DOING IT. I felt like I was about 14 years old and Magz gave me the stink eye.

ION: Brienne! Arya! Margarey! awesome ladies FTW!
turnonmyheels: (Chuck:  Casey)
* CHUCK!!!!!! ::cough:: Chuck is back on Friday nights!!!! spoiler )

In conclusion, Chuck is one of the most amazingly funny, awesome action-packed, female-saves-the-day shows nobody ever watches. Fandom, your taste in television [or lack of] never ceases to amaze me.

* Fantasy Football is kicking my ass. I have no idea how to make it better. Clearly, I should read the rules/instructions/whatev instead of winging it.

* The Good Wife spoilers )

DWTS group dance last night: Maks/Derek/Kardashian? fic me somebody for the love of god.
turnonmyheels: (crow)
For the first time in 10 entire days I do not feel like a Snot Zombie. My condition has been upgraded to Snot Jack o' Lantern. I'm going to count this as a victory.

Other victories include the Queen's mysterious ailment is only a UTI/bladder thing and we're treating it quite lovingly with liquid amoxicillin. She thinks she's a real person now that we're taking the same drugs.

ION: In celebration of everybody's favorite Gymnastics TV show being renewed \o/ I'm currently reading something like, 4? 5? 6? truly, truly, terrible MIOBI WIPs. DO NOT JUDGE ME. All of them ring completely untrue and I couldn't figure out *why*. So, I did what all judgmental fangirls do, I downloaded the source material and reviewed it. It's exactly as I remember, Payson is crushed over Max [who is currently on Revenge and therefore I don't think he'll be returning to The Rock], Sasha is tormented over Summer/Tannerness, and there is no proof that Payson won any medal other than team gold. ALL the fics in ALL the world have her winning the All Around gold in Rio and that irritates the snot [oh how I wish that were true] out of me. And don't get me started on the suddenly rich from sponsorships, well-dressed, mature as a 30 year old, Payson characterizations I've been reading. Has anyone actually watched the show and seen how they style that poor girl? Granted, that could be where it's coming from but still.

Sorry, just remembered I'm the only person on here who even knows what MIOBI is.

Let me digress to another sadly over-looked fandom: The Good Wife.


Dear Star Trek Big Bang,

What happened to adventures in space? Seriously. If I wanted to read pirate/ninja/highschool/magic/hooker AU I'll turn to RPS.

No love,
turnonmyheels: (Good Wife:  Eli)
Good Wife Spoilers )

in conclusion I LOVE THIS SHOW SO HARD.
turnonmyheels: (Good Wife:  Alicia)
I have invite codes to Dreamwidth if anyone would like one.

With the exception of Fringe, I have watched all my "primary season" finales. It was a *great* season all the way around, I'm glad I dropped the shows I dropped, I'm *super* glad I stuck others out, and I wish wish wishwishwishwish Showtime would learn how to do hour-long drama as well as HBO. There is absolutely NO reason I should be bored in the middle of the Borgias, especially an episode where.every.single.borgias.fucksalot.

I know why DWTS spoilers )

I have interesting [to me] news: The Good Wife will air on Sunday nights in the fall. I'm glad of that because my Tuesday nights are over-crowded *year-round*. I'm curious if it will boost ratings or harm them. Surely it will be a boost since all the other good tv is on Tuesday?

Other interesting [to me] news: on Make It or Break It the surprise pregnancy was because the actress is pregnant, they really didn't intend to go there with the storyline. Which is VERY relieving on one hand, because that was the crack of all crack and I HATED that story line, but also worrisome, because that was my *favorite* character and now I wonder if I'll ever see her again. In fact, I'm worried about the entire show because ABC Family hasn't said whether or not they're going to renew it and all the storylines were tidied up so neatly ::bites knuckles:: I know it's lame, cheesey, and more unrealistic than even Smallville [boy howdy is that saying something] but I LOVE IT

I have caught up in the novel A Game of Thrones and surged ahead of the TV show. Something that surprised me spoilers )

It's a good thing I watched the Glee ::lamecoughlamecough:: finale this week. Otherwise I would have had NO IDEA that So You Think You Can Dance airs tonight \o/\o/\o/\o/\o/


This year I'm going to learn the National Dance Day Routine and teach it to my ZUMBA class. We may make a video and SEND IT TO THE SHOW. or not


Real Life continues to be difficult, but not unmanageable. Yay? Things would be far more manageable if I had more money. This is true for most people, yes? Yes. I've discovered that "playing in the dirt" is fun if sweaty and quite rewarding. I guess I really am turning into my Memaw.

If you would have asked me even six months ago I would have told you there was NO WAY that I would ever enjoy gardening. Just goes to show, never say never
turnonmyheels: (Good Wife:  Alicia)
Dear Fast and Furious Franchise,

I have not forgotten you. I've watched all your trailers and even the behind the scenes on HBO. I will *finally, finally, finally* get to see Fast Five tomorrow \o/\o/\o/ followed by Thor, but frankly I don't really care about Thor in light of YOU

Or: thank you flist for keeping your FF commentary behind cuts, except for that one asshole at quarter mile. I'll be catching up with the rest of you sometime over the weekend.


Let's talk about The Good Wife? ok? ok.

We'll start with, why the HELL don't I have any icons? And then go behind the cut:

spoilers )

I'd ramble more but I've got to do actual work.


I despise how certain characters are *convinced* that Alicia has had/is having an affair with Will. The idea that she would do something like that after how she's been hurt by the same thing? Makes me see red. Or: some days I really want to slap Peter and Cary and all those other people that look at my current favorite BAMF askance

I have icons now. I wish I had more.

A Good Wife Rec:

How to Fall in Love Completely and Never Be Found by [livejournal.com profile] mosca Alicia Florrick/Kalinda Sharma
Rating: NC-17 for explicit sex Spoilers/Continuity: Major spoilers through the episode, "Nine Hours." i. e. published 12/10
turnonmyheels: (Billie Piper)
** I finished up Misfits. I really wasn't all that entertained by the first series but I trusted the people who told me to watch it and I am so glad I stuck it out! I *loved* series 2 and am looking forward to series 3.

** Is it time for new Luther yet? No? DAMN. What about Secret Diary of a Call Girl? Is Billie up to anything these days? I miss my girlfriend on TV.

** I never really did get into Sherlock. I wanted to. I really did. But something just didn't work for me. Alas.

/random British TV conversation

** Lost Girl was truly entertaining [and deeply problematic, but what can you do?]. The fic for it is DIRE, really REALLY DIRE OMG. If anyone finds anything decent, please point it out. I'm also interested in stills and/or screen caps of Dyson shirtless showing off his awesome bod and tatts and any at all of KENZIE. She is so CUTE. She doesn't rock my world like Billie Piper [few do] but she can be one of my TV girlfriends anyway.

/random Canadian TV conversation

** I tried out The Cape. Wow. What a bunch of shit. No one can make a movie *or* a TV show about Wonder Woman and that shit gets the green light? It had two things going for it 1) Franklin from True Blood and 2) Summer Glau. Franklin isn't funny as Chess and Summer Glau was better on Chuck

** Speaking of Chuck, he comes back next week! Other things about Chuck -- I finally figured out why I detest White Collar so much -- two words: Bryce Larkin. I hate Bryce Larkin HATE him. I couldn't read the majority of Chuck Yuletide fics because so many of them were Chuck/Bryce and even WORSE Chuck/Awesome. I try not to judge other people's pairings but I can not abide these two.

** SouthLAnd continues to be incredible. Seriously. I have one thing to say that is in complete disagreement with everyone else who watches it. I am glad Tammi is such a cunt. And I am glad Dewey is such an utter ass. Without them there wouldn't be any character to really despise. And sometimes? Despising characters on awesome shows is fun.

Why is it that all the best TV comes on Tuesday night at 10:00? I'm speaking of course about SouthLAnd, The Good Wife [this week's ep was *awesome* what am I saying? They're *all* awesome if you want strong female TV characters you should be watching this], and my darling Sons of Anarchy. I tried the latest Tuesday night at ten on FX this week, Lights Out. I ... am on the fence. I don't have a lot of patience for sports figures who make a ton of money and piss it away and then do stupid things. So I don't think I'll be able to stick with it. However, when it is over Justified will be back and once again, Tuesday night at 10 on FX will kick ass. I only wish Rescue Me and Nip/Tuck had stayed watchable [for me]

** I have finally *finally* watched the first episode of Friday Night Lights. And I hate to say it, I'm not feeling it. I think perhaps I am already in mourning because it is the final season and I just don't want it to end. I'll keep dl'ing and saving them up. Maybe by the time it comes on NBC I'll be ready to watch.

** And finally, [perhaps most importantly? I'm not sure] it's two more weeks until The Vampire Diaries comes back. EEEEEE!!!!! My SHOW. I miss you. ::pets my precious:: I am almost finished with Skin to Skin, I've written through part 19 and will have them all finished [if not beta'd] by the time we get new episodes. A couple of people have asked if I'm going to continue it into season 2. The short answer is no. The long answer is maybe, but if I do it, it will be focused on Caroline and not Damon. Damon was my favorite in season 1 without a doubt, but Season 2 [for me] has been All About Caroline Becoming a BAMF.

ETA Spoilers in comments!!!


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