hafital: (HL - Quickening)
YOU GUYS.

24: Live Another Day - mostly incoherent wibbling. )

ack. David Tennant is American on my TV? And ugh, he's a good looking guy, why does he look so scummy? do not like.
hafital: (Default)
I guess the trick to getting me to watch broadcast television[1] again is promising me more 24, Jack Bauer, and Chloe O'Brian. The last time I watched a TV show as it aired was season 8 of 24. So! Yeah.

You probably think I'm at a disadvantage. I promise you, I'm not. )

~~~

In other news, I am in line edit hell. Someone come rescue me.

Also, quite without intention, I have become absolutely in love with Leverage. I never finished watching it past midway through season 2, and even when I started watching it again on Netflix, it wasn't until seasons 4 and 5, and the character growth shown in the final season for all the characters, and the basically canonical threesome that I actually began to pay attention, and had to rewatch again. I love shows like this, low stress, found family, characters stay in character but still grow and change, and they so clearly love each other. It's like a big love fest.

Maybe I'll talk more about why I love Leverage, and how more TV shows would do better to emulate at least the character consistency. I mean, as a writer and a creator of content, I can't say now much Leverage pleased me. But, right now I have to get back to line edit hell. oy.

~~~

Lastly, I highly recommend Jon Favereau's new film Chef. It was delightful.

[1] except for the Olympics. The Olympics will always get me to turn my TV on.
hafital: (HL - most religious)
Day 29 - Saddest character death

Copying [personal profile] killabeez, since I don't particularly have a current television obsession at the moment, I'll answer this question first.

Let's cut away, just in case )
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Day 22 - Favorite series finale

I had to think about this one for a while and then I realized I sort of answered it already by accident in a previous post. The Office UK not only has my favorite kiss, but it also has one of the most satisfying endings for a televisions how I've ever watched. I literally jumped up and down with glee.

Most TV shows, even the ones that end really well, I always want more, or somethings could have been done better, or there are things left unresolved (and that can be good or bad), or there's a longing, or a sadness (again sometimes good and bad), but The Office UK is the only show I can think of that ends perfect. There's not a wrong step, and I've rarely been more thrilled, and more happy and just plain satisfied. And I was also happily done. I didn't particularly need more, or want more, it was just absolutely perfect.

Other finales that come close:

Ashes To Ashes -- Bittersweet, and heartbreaking, but so well done, and all the questions were answered!

24 -- I could not have asked for a better final season, or a better finale for 24. The acting was stunning, the characters were soaked in blood but alive and what's more true to themselves. My one regret was that Tony wasn't there, but clearly Jack's off to go find him. YES HE IS. After 8 seasons of torture, betrayal, death, and sacrifice, it was awesome to witness the end of pretty amazing tv show, and watch it end well.
hafital: (Oz -- dorothy and ozma)
Day 21 - Favorite ship

I'm assuming by "ship", we mean any pairing? I never know what qualifies as a 'ship. Is it canonical, is it het pairings or slash pairings, is it any pairing at all, is it only a 'ship if it has a certain amount of fiction/fans? Can I, by virtue of having two people get it on in a story, thereby declare it a 'ship? This 'ship business is silly. lol.

This one's going to be without supporting evidence. The answer's fairly obvious, in any case. :) Why yes, my favorite 'ship is indeed Duncan/Methos. I could go on and on about why, but the main reason is simply that I like them a whole lot. One might even say that I adore them, and they're cute, and fun to write. And as a pairing (and a fandom), there's a lot to mine and explore.

And there are several runners up:

Chakotay/Paris (enemyslash? really?)
Kirk/Spock
Elizabeth Bennet/Fitzwilliam Darcy (oh wait, that's not a TV show...)
The Doctor/Rose (yes yes, go ahead and make fun of me)
Jack Bauer/Tony Almeida
Vinnie Terranova/Roger Lococco
Elizabeth Swann/Captain Jack Sparrow (oh wait, that's not a TV show, either...)
Sydney Bristow/Michael Vaughn
Alex Drake/ Gene Hunt
Dorothy/Ozma (oh wait...)

And probably several others that I'm blanking on.
hafital: (HL -- Duncan)
Day 14 - Favorite male character

Maurice Lalonde, from Highlander, naturally.

KIDDING. haha. I funny.

All right, all right, my favorite male character is non other than this guy. [personal profile] killabeez said all the reasons why in her post here. Anything I say will be redundant. He is Duncan MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod. There can be only one! But there can also be a few runners-up. *g*

5 other male characters that I love, too )

Day 15 - Favorite female character

This one is harder for me as I love to gather female characters close and cherish them equally.

Awesome Female Characters are Awesome )

Best Scene

Jun. 16th, 2010 10:40 pm
hafital: (HL - Quickening)
Day 09 - Best scene ever

There are of course far too many wonderful scenes in existence to comprehensibly pick the *best*, so I shall not try. Instead, I'll just list a few that come to mind.


Star Trek: TOS )

Highlander )

24 )

And, there's many more, but I'm kinda done. BED.
hafital: (HL -- Methos closeup)
Oh, Jack. ILU )

And the ticky clock show finally ends. I'll miss it very much.
hafital: (HL -- Duncan)
1. Car fixed. Rental returned*. And boy does my car seem puny and plain jane after my fancy rental, but yay its back. And they made it all pretty and fixed the paint job on other parts of the car that wasn't involved in the car accident, which they totally didn't need to do. So yay. Total was less than they said originally - $2,228. I only pay $500, which will hopefully be reimbursed, yes.

b. I'm mostly all ready for my mustang trip. No cell phones, no computers**, CAMPING, temp at night gets down to 20 degrees, I don't think I'm going to bring my iPod either. The only modern convenience we'll have is our cameras. I think they set up some sort of shower for us. PRAY FOR ME. Thankfully, other people cook.

iii. I'm starting to think that the theories about Jacketed/Not Jacketed Doctor are correct. spoilers will open up cracks in time. )

quatro. I'm downloading Ashes to Ashes!! I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT. I'M DYING OVER HERE. But damn, I don't think I'm going to get to it before I leave on friday. *wibble* (see what I did there? get it? QUATTRO! hahah. all right, I amuse myself.) Come hell or high water, I'll watch 24 before I leave, though.


* Yeah, so I totally scraped the rental. And no, I didn't buy the rental company's coverage. Because I'm stoopid. But, in any case, I did some admittedly amateurish detailing, and then some artful decoration with dirt, and they didn't seem to notice. whatevs.

** Apparently, someone does bring a computer and some sort of projector, so we can project our pictures on some kind of makeshift screen when we camp at night, and some guy gives talks on mustangs. Should be interesting. *g*
hafital: (Oz -- dorothy and ozma)
I haven't done one of these in a while. :D


Pick your five most favorite TV shows, then answer the questions below.


1. Highlander
2. Star Trek: Voyager
3. 24
4. Jane Austen (okay, totally cheating here. so sue me)
5. Doctor Who


meme! )
hafital: (Oz -- dorothy and ozma)
I haven't done one of these in a while. :D


Pick your five most favorite TV shows, then answer the questions below.


1. Highlander
2. Star Trek: Voyager
3. 24
4. Jane Austen (okay, totally cheating here. so sue me)
5. Doctor Who


meme! )
hafital: (HL - Quickening)
Things were hectic with me, so I wasn't able to watch it till just recently, and as typical with 24, once I started I couldn't stop!

Is it just me, or is this season kind of amazing? I mean, I'm an easy sell for 24 -- I still am rather fond of day 6 despite its trainwreck-ness -- so, granted, it might not take much to make me love it, but I had felt day 8 had started off a bit weak, yet it's only gotten stronger with each episode. I've been completely riveted.

I wasn't surprised that 24 would not be continuing after this season, and truth be told I'm relieved! Not because I don't love the show like crazy, but it's exhausting just watching it and I'm not sure what else this show can explore without absolutely destroying the characters we (I) love. However, seeing how awesome this season has been so far, and also there have been certain developments that I would love to see play out further in another season. But, again, I think in general ending the show is probably a good call, and they get to end on a very high note, imo. (plus they say there's going to be a movie).

Bullets bounce off Jack Bauer )
hafital: (HL - Quickening)
Things were hectic with me, so I wasn't able to watch it till just recently, and as typical with 24, once I started I couldn't stop!

Is it just me, or is this season kind of amazing? I mean, I'm an easy sell for 24 -- I still am rather fond of day 6 despite its trainwreck-ness -- so, granted, it might not take much to make me love it, but I had felt day 8 had started off a bit weak, yet it's only gotten stronger with each episode. I've been completely riveted.

I wasn't surprised that 24 would not be continuing after this season, and truth be told I'm relieved! Not because I don't love the show like crazy, but it's exhausting just watching it and I'm not sure what else this show can explore without absolutely destroying the characters we (I) love. However, seeing how awesome this season has been so far, and also there have been certain developments that I would love to see play out further in another season. But, again, I think in general ending the show is probably a good call, and they get to end on a very high note, imo. (plus they say there's going to be a movie).

Bullets bounce off Jack Bauer )
hafital: (24 - Tony smile)
Words cannot express how much I love Kiefer Sutherland this morning. I needed a laugh.

hafital: (Default)
Words cannot express how much I love Kiefer Sutherland this morning. I needed a laugh.

hafital: (24 - Tony smile)
Yay I had a lovely New Year's Eve celebration with [livejournal.com profile] astolat. In conclusion, Adam Lambert is adorable, but many of us knew that already. He's fun. He can stay. *g*

~~~

[livejournal.com profile] yuletide 2009 reveal!

Life was such that I could only write the one main story this year. This was the first time I didn't do a pinch hit or an extra story as a gift and I was a bit sad about that, but there was literally no way I could do another story, although I thought about it. Anyhoo, my story:


Shades of Mars
24, Jack/Tony, Adult, +4,500 words.
Written for [livejournal.com profile] savageseraph
With a big thank you to [livejournal.com profile] kadymae for the last minute beta.
Spoilers for Day 7 and Day 3; No spoilers for the upcoming season.

Jack/Tony 4eva! story blather )
hafital: (Default)
Yay I had a lovely New Year's Eve celebration with [livejournal.com profile] astolat. In conclusion, Adam Lambert is adorable, but many of us knew that already. He's fun. He can stay. *g*

~~~

[livejournal.com profile] yuletide 2009 reveal!

Life was such that I could only write the one main story this year. This was the first time I didn't do a pinch hit or an extra story as a gift and I was a bit sad about that, but there was literally no way I could do another story, although I thought about it. Anyhoo, my story:


Shades of Mars
24, Jack/Tony, Adult, +4,500 words.
Written for [livejournal.com profile] savageseraph
With a big thank you to [livejournal.com profile] kadymae for the last minute beta.
Spoilers for Day 7 and Day 3; No spoilers for the upcoming season.

Jack/Tony 4eva! story blather )

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