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So here are seven easy & simple ways that the HIMYM finale could have been much, much better than it was.

spoilers, duh. )
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So, I thought I'd do this monthly, because there's not that much variation really. I watch tv series mostly, and movies very often are re-watches, where I just watch a particular scene or two before I fall asleep.

Also, I watch too much tv. That's no surprise.

Anyway, highlights of January included:

- How I Met Your Mother - I absolutely love this show, I have to admit. I try to catch the new episode every week. I can't believe it'll all be over in March. I'm a bit put off by some of the filler episodes this season, but then the non-filler ones are so awesome it seems to hardly matter.

- Hart of Dixie - I still like this show, but I'm not sure I love the third season the way I loved the second. But I still watch weekly.

- The Big Bang Theory - Similar to Hart of Dixie, I feel like some of the gags are getting repetitious and I think I liked earlier seasons better.

- Elementary - I caught up on this season during the Christmas holidays and find it very enjoyable normally, although for some reason I don't feel in the mood to watch yesterday's episode right now.

- Call the Midwife - perhaps my favourite series at the moment. Loved the Christmas special, love how the new season is getting on. Also, I'm learning loads about pregnancies and babies! The other day I read a book where a breech birth in the 1930s was mentioned and the midwife - who had to deliver the baby alone, because of snowstorm - was like 'I couldn't save the mother, I could barely save the baby' and the father blamed her and I was absolutely furious for the midwife's sake because hello-o, babydaddy, it was a breech birth!

- Sherlock - I must say, I'm not really missing it all that much, and I had mixed feelings about this season. I absolutely loathed the second episode, found the first a bit wtf and only the third really up to scratch.

- Downton Abbey - I tried a rewatch, after the conclusion of season 4 last month, but I'm not really all that into it right now, and lost steam sometime in season 1, not continuing right now.

- The West Wing - So I mentioned I was trying to learn more about American history and politics, and this seemed to be a nice complement to that, but I'm really liking the series, much more than I anticipated. Of course, I'm not really very far into it, so I hope it won't get boring any time soon.


I didn't watch any new films that I can recall.

I also had this vague idea that I'd start on listening to some podcasts (particularly interested in Welcome to Night Vale) and I did get an awesome list of recs from [livejournal.com profile] asoulinbliss' journal, but somehow, I haven't begun on that project yet.
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You know what makes watching the Olympics really tiring?

German media.

Because no matter what sport, they always only focus on the German athletes competing and act like they're going to win medals for sure and then when they don't, the reporters get all disappointed and act like Germany's got this absolute need for medals and why don't we get medals must have medals all the other kids have more medals than we do.

And then they're like 'it's day 3 and we still don't have a medal we're such a FAILURE. Everyone's making fun of us because we're A FAILURE. Even Kazakhstan is laughing about us now.' (No idea why it's particularly bad when it's Kazakhstan.)

That is what happens when you start all Olympics with the goal of besting both the US and China and then you're immediately disappointed instead of starting with the goal of having fun and enjoying the competitions and just seeing how much we can get.

Plus, the German military riders, for instance, or the rowers, are doing *really* well, but they haven't won any medals yet because they're still competing. Like duh.

But no, we have to concentrate on the FAILURE and the international SHAME.

Also, is it just me or does that French swimmer dude (Yannick Agnel?) look exactly like Matt Smith as The Doctor? Him being a Time Lord would at least explain the speed. ('He was SO FAST our swimmer never had a chance. SO MEAN. Couldn't he have WAITED for our boy? Doesn't he know that Germany NEEDS the medals?' Okay, that wasn't a verbatim quote, but it's more or less what was implied.)
lizzardgirl: (Default)
You know what makes watching the Olympics really tiring?

German media.

Because no matter what sport, they always only focus on the German athletes competing and act like they're going to win medals for sure and then when they don't, the reporters get all disappointed and act like Germany's got this absolute need for medals and why don't we get medals must have medals all the other kids have more medals than we do.

And then they're like 'it's day 3 and we still don't have a medal we're such a FAILURE. Everyone's making fun of us because we're A FAILURE. Even Kazakhstan is laughing about us now.' (No idea why it's particularly bad when it's Kazakhstan.)

That is what happens when you start all Olympics with the goal of besting both the US and China and then you're immediately disappointed instead of starting with the goal of having fun and enjoying the competitions and just seeing how much we can get.

Plus, the German military riders, for instance, or the rowers, are doing *really* well, but they haven't won any medals yet because they're still competing. Like duh.

But no, we have to concentrate on the FAILURE and the international SHAME.

Also, is it just me or does that French swimmer dude (Yannick Agnel?) look exactly like Matt Smith as The Doctor? Him being a Time Lord would at least explain the speed. ('He was SO FAST our swimmer never had a chance. SO MEAN. Couldn't he have WAITED for our boy? Doesn't he know that Germany NEEDS the medals?' Okay, that wasn't a verbatim quote, but it's more or less what was implied.)
lizzardgirl: (Default)
You know what makes watching the Olympics really tiring?

German media.

Because no matter what sport, they always only focus on the German athletes competing and act like they're going to win medals for sure and then when they don't, the reporters get all disappointed and act like Germany's got this absolute need for medals and why don't we get medals must have medals all the other kids have more medals than we do.

And then they're like 'it's day 3 and we still don't have a medal we're such a FAILURE. Everyone's making fun of us because we're A FAILURE. Even Kazakhstan is laughing about us now.' (No idea why it's particularly bad when it's Kazakhstan.)

That is what happens when you start all Olympics with the goal of besting both the US and China and then you're immediately disappointed instead of starting with the goal of having fun and enjoying the competitions and just seeing how much we can get.

Plus, the German military riders, for instance, or the rowers, are doing *really* well, but they haven't won any medals yet because they're still competing. Like duh.

But no, we have to concentrate on the FAILURE and the international SHAME.

Also, is it just me or does that French swimmer dude (Yannick Agnel?) look exactly like Matt Smith as The Doctor? Him being a Time Lord would at least explain the speed. ('He was SO FAST our swimmer never had a chance. SO MEAN. Couldn't he have WAITED for our boy? Doesn't he know that Germany NEEDS the medals?' Okay, that wasn't a verbatim quote, but it's more or less what was implied.)
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Oh, Downton Abbey. You are pure crack. In a good way, but still ... did that last episode of season 2 have to end like it did? Who knows when I will get my hands on season 3?

Here be spoilers )
lizzardgirl: (Default)
Oh, Downton Abbey. You are pure crack. In a good way, but still ... did that last episode of season 2 have to end like it did? Who knows when I will get my hands on season 3?

Here be spoilers )
lizzardgirl: (Default)
Oh, Downton Abbey. You are pure crack. In a good way, but still ... did that last episode of season 2 have to end like it did? Who knows when I will get my hands on season 3?

Here be spoilers )
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Just saw an advert on TV: Apparently there is a new reality soap coming up, showing people 'in an existential situation of life.'

Wow.

I suppose that is existential as opposed to .... in a hologram???

Seriously. When dealing with complicated words, dictionaries are your friend.
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Stayed up way too long, especially considering I may have to drive across the country tomorrow today (long story), but I had to know.

Doctor Who Season 4 Episode 13 )
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Stayed up way too long, especially considering I may have to drive across the country tomorrow today (long story), but I had to know.

Doctor Who Season 4 Episode 13 )
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Stayed up way too long, especially considering I may have to drive across the country tomorrow today (long story), but I had to know.

Doctor Who Season 4 Episode 13 )

Doctor Who

Aug. 27th, 2008 12:38 am
lizzardgirl: (shrubbery)
I'm trying to catch up on Dr Who. Right now, am going through the third season and wow there are some seriously brilliant episodes. I saw 'Human Nature' and 'Family of Blood' and found it super-brilliant, one of my all-time favourite episodes, right up there with 'The Doctor Dances' and then I saw 'Blink' and that was even better.
Now I've got to stop myself watching another episode because it's late, but that's going to be really difficult, because I saw John Barrowman in the preview. Or was it just that it's late and it's not John Barrowman after all?

Funny thing is, though, the boy Timothy in 'Family of Blood', I was sure I had seen him before and I was wrecking my brain if he perhaps was the boy in 'The Doctor Dances,' or an allusion to another episode, and then I checked the actor and he actually was Sam in 'Love Actually.' So Yeah. Anyway. Must sleep.

Doctor Who

Aug. 27th, 2008 12:38 am
lizzardgirl: (shrubbery)
I'm trying to catch up on Dr Who. Right now, am going through the third season and wow there are some seriously brilliant episodes. I saw 'Human Nature' and 'Family of Blood' and found it super-brilliant, one of my all-time favourite episodes, right up there with 'The Doctor Dances' and then I saw 'Blink' and that was even better.
Now I've got to stop myself watching another episode because it's late, but that's going to be really difficult, because I saw John Barrowman in the preview. Or was it just that it's late and it's not John Barrowman after all?

Funny thing is, though, the boy Timothy in 'Family of Blood', I was sure I had seen him before and I was wrecking my brain if he perhaps was the boy in 'The Doctor Dances,' or an allusion to another episode, and then I checked the actor and he actually was Sam in 'Love Actually.' So Yeah. Anyway. Must sleep.

Doctor Who

Aug. 27th, 2008 12:38 am
lizzardgirl: (shrubbery)
I'm trying to catch up on Dr Who. Right now, am going through the third season and wow there are some seriously brilliant episodes. I saw 'Human Nature' and 'Family of Blood' and found it super-brilliant, one of my all-time favourite episodes, right up there with 'The Doctor Dances' and then I saw 'Blink' and that was even better.
Now I've got to stop myself watching another episode because it's late, but that's going to be really difficult, because I saw John Barrowman in the preview. Or was it just that it's late and it's not John Barrowman after all?

Funny thing is, though, the boy Timothy in 'Family of Blood', I was sure I had seen him before and I was wrecking my brain if he perhaps was the boy in 'The Doctor Dances,' or an allusion to another episode, and then I checked the actor and he actually was Sam in 'Love Actually.' So Yeah. Anyway. Must sleep.
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I'm watching Crap-TV (I know, I know, I shouldn't, but what can I do). I would say I know the general badness that is out there, say, Wife Swap, German Idol, etc.
This programme, however, beats them all. It's called 'Project Wedding of Your Dreams' or something and it's horridly ghastly. The idea is, I think, that you can apply to the broadcasting company, and then they send you somewhere on holidays with a friend while you leave a video message to your significant other in which you tell them you want to marry them at the holiday location and they then have a couple of days time to decide whether they want to go there or not and marry you there. This is very bad in itself. I mean, honestly, do you want to be proposed to via a TV and be told, if you want me, please come to Gran Canaria or whatever in three days' time? Purely rhethorical question, I'm sure.
However, this week's couple is particularly stoopid. (Actually, I have no idea whether they're particularly stoopid or just average, since I don't usually watch this, um, interesting broadcast.) The woman just thinks 'it's all so funny and cool.' She has no doubts her boyfriend will marry her, simply because, and she has no qualms about the whole business. The thing is, apparently she told *everyone* she knew about the proposal, save her boyfriend, of course. She also told his family, who all told her they didn't think it a good idea. Her boyfriend told her before he doesn't want to get married yet. Now her boyfriend just says 'he feels rushed, he doesn't know what to do' (understandable, I mean), all the while she's with a friend on Malta, drinking prosecco and trying to speak English (with little success, I should add) to find the tackiest location imaginable.
I should add that she's left her little daughter with her boyfriend. The little daughter is sure her mummy will get married and has no idea that her family might be ripped apart.
Gee, what's up with people?

Who would want to be married on a crap TV-show? And why????
lizzardgirl: (Default)
I'm watching Crap-TV (I know, I know, I shouldn't, but what can I do). I would say I know the general badness that is out there, say, Wife Swap, German Idol, etc.
This programme, however, beats them all. It's called 'Project Wedding of Your Dreams' or something and it's horridly ghastly. The idea is, I think, that you can apply to the broadcasting company, and then they send you somewhere on holidays with a friend while you leave a video message to your significant other in which you tell them you want to marry them at the holiday location and they then have a couple of days time to decide whether they want to go there or not and marry you there. This is very bad in itself. I mean, honestly, do you want to be proposed to via a TV and be told, if you want me, please come to Gran Canaria or whatever in three days' time? Purely rhethorical question, I'm sure.
However, this week's couple is particularly stoopid. (Actually, I have no idea whether they're particularly stoopid or just average, since I don't usually watch this, um, interesting broadcast.) The woman just thinks 'it's all so funny and cool.' She has no doubts her boyfriend will marry her, simply because, and she has no qualms about the whole business. The thing is, apparently she told *everyone* she knew about the proposal, save her boyfriend, of course. She also told his family, who all told her they didn't think it a good idea. Her boyfriend told her before he doesn't want to get married yet. Now her boyfriend just says 'he feels rushed, he doesn't know what to do' (understandable, I mean), all the while she's with a friend on Malta, drinking prosecco and trying to speak English (with little success, I should add) to find the tackiest location imaginable.
I should add that she's left her little daughter with her boyfriend. The little daughter is sure her mummy will get married and has no idea that her family might be ripped apart.
Gee, what's up with people?

Who would want to be married on a crap TV-show? And why????

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