Lately I've watched...
...the new Doctor Who
episode, and like pretty much everyone else, I really liked Bill (and I hope she won't get a grimdark backstory/arc like Moffat's other women). The actual plot of the episode was kinda meh ( spoilers )
, but the interaction between the characters was fantastic. B plus, would watch again, and hopefully the rest of the season will be as much fun.
I haven't been posting about DW since early season 8 (which I mostly disliked, except for "Flatline" and "Time Heist") but somewhere along the line I grew very fond of Twelve (and the last couple of episodes actually made me like Clara, who'd been my least favourite companion), and I think he's probably my favourite Doctor now. So I'm sad that this'll be his last season
and please no Kris Marshall as the next Doctor
(ahahaha, I had to go and see what I'd written about Twelve
when he was first introduced, and while I mostly wrote about Clara (and what I wrote then actually fits to why I liked Bill) I do briefly mention how strange it is that I didn't like Twelve even though he fainted - my weakness for fainting men, it never fails!)
, because snickfic
was posting about it (my other weakness is apparently Things That Snick Likes). It's been entertaining, in a trashy, soapy kind of a way? Although I do think that the first five episodes were the strongest as the plot has become a bit too convoluted, and I wish there'd be more focuse on the
relationships between the female characters
friendships and the murder case than romances and family feuds. But it's still entertaining in brainless kind of way and has loads of female characters
and Luke Perry
so what's not to like.
my third weakness is actors who were in Beverly Hills 90210, especially ones called Luke Perry
, which I bought on bluray as a Christmas present for myself and finally finished watching. Prettiest show ever or prettiest show ever? It's interesting how on every rewatch of the show, it's different seasons/episodes that I like, and different elements that I focus on. Last time, my focus was on the mytharc (which is actually pretty coherrent until about S4), and this time it was the relationship between Mulder and Scully. One thing that struck me was that I - and this'll make me lose my noromo cred - actually shipped them in season 7 this time around? Because I could absolutely see them being a lowkey couple there. Like, for example, "Fight Club" is unbdoubtably among the top 3 worst episodes of the show, but the scene at the beginning where Scully is trying to guess what the case is about is just really cute, and DD and GA have amazing chemistry there. Alas, I stop shipping Mulder and Scully somehwre in S9 when it all become Epic and Tragic and Mysterious.
(also, I hadn't realised before just how despressing X-Files is, especyally in the early seasons. Like, was there ever an episode before S8-S9 that actually had a happy ending? And poor Mulder and Scully lose pretty much everyone they ever care about.)
I don't really have anything more to say about the show than what I already said in the commentary posts I did during my last rewatch
, except for ( a few thoughts about similarities (and differences) between X-Files and The Mentalist )
In a non-TV-related news, I just bought tickets to see Queen+Adam Lambert in Helsinki this year. Wooo! And this time I didn't even have to buy the outrageously expensive VIP tickets to get a good seat.
(I recently calculated that how much money I've spent in the last two years on things I loved when I was 12-13 (which includes the XF blurays). The answer was *a lot*. I mean, Queen alone has cost me several hundred euros, and I'm not even a collector. Curse you nostalgia and all my old favourites suddenly being active again!)