Just two quotations from Pushing Daisies that shouldn't spoil anything but make me happy. They're funnier with context, but I think they're probably funny even on their own.

"You know what, I'll be in the kitchen rationalizing my panic attack."

"Signals are like nuts—mixed is better. Who wants all the same kind, right?"

Fanboys: it's a short review, because I've sunk too much time into this movie already )

Up; few to no spoilers )
Just two quotations from Pushing Daisies that shouldn't spoil anything but make me happy. They're funnier with context, but I think they're probably funny even on their own.

"You know what, I'll be in the kitchen rationalizing my panic attack."

"Signals are like nuts—mixed is better. Who wants all the same kind, right?"

Fanboys: it's a short review, because I've sunk too much time into this movie already )

Up; few to no spoilers )
aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Olive and Emerson)
( May. 31st, 2009 01:54 pm)
One out-of-context, non-spoilery quote from Emerson (because we love Emerson--yes, and Ned and Olive and Chuck and everyone, but Brilliant Husband has been particularly missing Emerson):

". . . that's the kind of idea that gives a bad idea the will to live!"

Only two episodes left! sob
aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Olive and Emerson)
( May. 31st, 2009 01:54 pm)
One out-of-context, non-spoilery quote from Emerson (because we love Emerson--yes, and Ned and Olive and Chuck and everyone, but Brilliant Husband has been particularly missing Emerson):

". . . that's the kind of idea that gives a bad idea the will to live!"

Only two episodes left! sob
It's not like I have loads of cool icons. It is, however, very much like I'm still enjoying my expanded userpic space! So I'll do the meme all the cool kids are doing...if I can do this right Some of my icons, let me show you them )
It's not like I have loads of cool icons. It is, however, very much like I'm still enjoying my expanded userpic space! So I'll do the meme all the cool kids are doing...if I can do this right Some of my icons, let me show you them )
They've killed Pushing Daisies: "Sources: Daisies, Eli Stone and Dirty Sexy Canceled" by Kristin Dos Santos at E! Online. They said they'd look at Wednesday's ratings and next week's. Apparently they only looked at Wednesday's overnight figures. Bryan Fuller says he'll do a comic book. Kristin Chenoweth wants a feature film.

I hesitated to call this show "my show," because I was afraid they were going to kill it. Well, now I don't have to worry about jinxing it anymore: THEY KILLED MY SHOW. sob

On the lighter side, ITV has a "show reel" for the upcoming season here. Click the "Showreel" tab; at least on my Mac, in my Safari, there's no way to see the timing, control the speed, back up, or pause. I didn't realize that immediately so didn't get the exact timing, but it has a short flurry of really brief clips followed by roughly ten minutes of "Drama." I didn't watch anything after "Drama."

The Prisoner, the remake with Ian McKellen and Jim Caviezel, appears near the end of "Drama". It looks wrong. The point is that #2 is replaceable and not Number One; it's the institution, not the individual, that's the problem. So this Number Two has his face plastered over the Village? And Number Six comes off as desperate and wimpy. Patrick McGoohan may have had desperate moments, but he was always forceful and usually self-assured. Brilliant Husband is waiting to pass judgment. I figured I'd start now and avoid the rush later.

Primeval is at the very end of "Drama," and you can see a little of the new characters and a fair amount of some of the old. Until now, I wasn't even sure they'd started filming the new series yet. Here I will withhold judgment (although part of me insists that season three has to be better than season two because it simply can't be worse). I don't feel like it really spoils anything, but watch at your own risk. (Note to Ben Miller fans: do pay attention to the clip from Moving Wallpaper earlier in "Drama"! His character seems a lot like Lester in this little clip, and yet in one or two important ways not.)

ETA: Spoilers in comments! (At least for Primeval, and others may follow.)
They've killed Pushing Daisies: "Sources: Daisies, Eli Stone and Dirty Sexy Canceled" by Kristin Dos Santos at E! Online. They said they'd look at Wednesday's ratings and next week's. Apparently they only looked at Wednesday's overnight figures. Bryan Fuller says he'll do a comic book. Kristin Chenoweth wants a feature film.

I hesitated to call this show "my show," because I was afraid they were going to kill it. Well, now I don't have to worry about jinxing it anymore: THEY KILLED MY SHOW. sob

On the lighter side, ITV has a "show reel" for the upcoming season here. Click the "Showreel" tab; at least on my Mac, in my Safari, there's no way to see the timing, control the speed, back up, or pause. I didn't realize that immediately so didn't get the exact timing, but it has a short flurry of really brief clips followed by roughly ten minutes of "Drama." I didn't watch anything after "Drama."

The Prisoner, the remake with Ian McKellen and Jim Caviezel, appears near the end of "Drama". It looks wrong. The point is that #2 is replaceable and not Number One; it's the institution, not the individual, that's the problem. So this Number Two has his face plastered over the Village? And Number Six comes off as desperate and wimpy. Patrick McGoohan may have had desperate moments, but he was always forceful and usually self-assured. Brilliant Husband is waiting to pass judgment. I figured I'd start now and avoid the rush later.

Primeval is at the very end of "Drama," and you can see a little of the new characters and a fair amount of some of the old. Until now, I wasn't even sure they'd started filming the new series yet. Here I will withhold judgment (although part of me insists that season three has to be better than season two because it simply can't be worse). I don't feel like it really spoils anything, but watch at your own risk. (Note to Ben Miller fans: do pay attention to the clip from Moving Wallpaper earlier in "Drama"! His character seems a lot like Lester in this little clip, and yet in one or two important ways not.)

ETA: Spoilers in comments! (At least for Primeval, and others may follow.)
aelfgyfu_mead: (Pushing Daisies)
( Nov. 19th, 2008 04:13 pm)
A piece in today's Tampa Tribune (Walt Belcher's column, here) says that ABC executives are rumored to be watching tonight's ratings and next week's to decide whether to renew Pushing Daisies or not. Please watch!--especially if you are in a Neilsen family! (If you know someone who is, please persuade that person to watch! And all your other friends, too, just in case!)

I love this show. I don't want it to die! Their original order this season was for thirteen episodes, and the writers had hoped for a pick-up (for nine more, I think), so storylines will not be completed if it's canceled! Fuller is already talking about possibly finishing up in a comic book, and Kristin Chenoweth said here: "I can tell you that if it is the last one, I could see us coming out to do a movie or another two-hour special," she said. "I can see that happening, because to leave our audience hanging would be awful. I'm just beside myself."

You don't want Kristen Chenoweth beside herself, do you? More importantly, do you want me beside myself? NOES! Watch tonight!
aelfgyfu_mead: (Pushing Daisies)
( Nov. 19th, 2008 04:13 pm)
A piece in today's Tampa Tribune (Walt Belcher's column, here) says that ABC executives are rumored to be watching tonight's ratings and next week's to decide whether to renew Pushing Daisies or not. Please watch!--especially if you are in a Neilsen family! (If you know someone who is, please persuade that person to watch! And all your other friends, too, just in case!)

I love this show. I don't want it to die! Their original order this season was for thirteen episodes, and the writers had hoped for a pick-up (for nine more, I think), so storylines will not be completed if it's canceled! Fuller is already talking about possibly finishing up in a comic book, and Kristin Chenoweth said here: "I can tell you that if it is the last one, I could see us coming out to do a movie or another two-hour special," she said. "I can see that happening, because to leave our audience hanging would be awful. I'm just beside myself."

You don't want Kristen Chenoweth beside herself, do you? More importantly, do you want me beside myself? NOES! Watch tonight!
aelfgyfu_mead: (Pushing Daisies)
( Oct. 1st, 2008 09:09 pm)
No coherent thoughts, just some quotations under the cut )
aelfgyfu_mead: (Pushing Daisies)
( Oct. 1st, 2008 09:09 pm)
No coherent thoughts, just some quotations under the cut )
First, the setting: Brilliant Husband and I got to Tampa Theatre last night (yes, they use the British spelling) for the very first time. Tampa Theatre )

The movie itself: The Fall Review without significant spoilers )
First, the setting: Brilliant Husband and I got to Tampa Theatre last night (yes, they use the British spelling) for the very first time. Tampa Theatre )

The movie itself: The Fall Review without significant spoilers )
aelfgyfu_mead: (helmet)
( Feb. 22nd, 2008 08:52 pm)
Saturn nominations are listed here. It's nice to see some of my favorite shows. Brilliant Husband and I have been arguing Kevin McKidd versus Lee Pace. BH said, "Why isn't John Barrowman here?", but I think the acting noms are for North American shows only. If John Barrowman was on that list, we wouldn't be arguing anything. (I saw John Barrowman quoted as saying he didn't want people to like Jack. Gee, I'm sorry: that's the one way in which you've failed. I like Jack in spite of you, in spite of myself--how can we not like Jack? He can be cold, vicious, callous--but he can also care deeply, and try really hard to do the right thing, and suffer greatly to help others. And, well, he's the most gorgeous man on television, which doesn't hurt, but I swear that's not my main consideration here.)

I have one whopping big complaint: why the frell does Beowulf get nominations, and Avary and Gaiman for screenplay? That was dreadful! The screenplay was awful! The Thirteenth Warrior did more interesting things with the story, for heaven's sake! (My review of the movie is here, if you haven't read it.)

If you want a better version of Beowulf, go here. It looks like Old English, but really, it's not. Don't be intimidated. Read it out loud. Enjoy it. Share it with your friends.
aelfgyfu_mead: (helmet)
( Feb. 22nd, 2008 08:52 pm)
Saturn nominations are listed here. It's nice to see some of my favorite shows. Brilliant Husband and I have been arguing Kevin McKidd versus Lee Pace. BH said, "Why isn't John Barrowman here?", but I think the acting noms are for North American shows only. If John Barrowman was on that list, we wouldn't be arguing anything. (I saw John Barrowman quoted as saying he didn't want people to like Jack. Gee, I'm sorry: that's the one way in which you've failed. I like Jack in spite of you, in spite of myself--how can we not like Jack? He can be cold, vicious, callous--but he can also care deeply, and try really hard to do the right thing, and suffer greatly to help others. And, well, he's the most gorgeous man on television, which doesn't hurt, but I swear that's not my main consideration here.)

I have one whopping big complaint: why the frell does Beowulf get nominations, and Avary and Gaiman for screenplay? That was dreadful! The screenplay was awful! The Thirteenth Warrior did more interesting things with the story, for heaven's sake! (My review of the movie is here, if you haven't read it.)

If you want a better version of Beowulf, go here. It looks like Old English, but really, it's not. Don't be intimidated. Read it out loud. Enjoy it. Share it with your friends.
aelfgyfu_mead: (Jack&Daniel)
( Jan. 19th, 2008 08:58 pm)
I can resist the tv meme no longer. [livejournal.com profile] moonshayde is the proximate cause, but several of my friends have done it.

Tv )
aelfgyfu_mead: (Jack&Daniel)
( Jan. 19th, 2008 08:58 pm)
I can resist the tv meme no longer. [livejournal.com profile] moonshayde is the proximate cause, but several of my friends have done it.

Tv )
From SciFi Wire: "ABC Orders Full Daisies Season". ABC ordered an additional nine episodes, bringing the total to 22 for the show's first season. If you go to SciFi Wire and look at the ratings of network SF&F shows, Pushing Daisies is currently on top with a more-than-respectable 8.3!

For those of you who haven't caught it, start watching! It's sick humor (falling in my opinion somewhere between A Dog's Breakfast on the slightly tamer side and Shaun of the Dead on the even sicker side), but it has a real sweetness to it. It comes to us from Bryan Fuller, the genius behind the dear departed Wonderfalls (which we own on DVD, all thirteen or fourteen episodes) and stars Lee Pace (the neurotic religious-studies brother Aaron on Wonderfalls, though rather different in this role), Anna Friel (another Brit doing a flawless American accent), Chi McBride, and Kristen Chenoweth (who seems much skinnier than I remember her being in Music Man; assume my rant about Hollywood making actresses lose weight, and I'll post it another time. If I'm misremembering, forget the rant).

I loved Wonderfalls even more, but I still love Pushing Daisies.

The premise is that Ned ("The Piemaker," as the narrator almost always calls him) can bring dead beings back to life. Read more )
From SciFi Wire: "ABC Orders Full Daisies Season". ABC ordered an additional nine episodes, bringing the total to 22 for the show's first season. If you go to SciFi Wire and look at the ratings of network SF&F shows, Pushing Daisies is currently on top with a more-than-respectable 8.3!

For those of you who haven't caught it, start watching! It's sick humor (falling in my opinion somewhere between A Dog's Breakfast on the slightly tamer side and Shaun of the Dead on the even sicker side), but it has a real sweetness to it. It comes to us from Bryan Fuller, the genius behind the dear departed Wonderfalls (which we own on DVD, all thirteen or fourteen episodes) and stars Lee Pace (the neurotic religious-studies brother Aaron on Wonderfalls, though rather different in this role), Anna Friel (another Brit doing a flawless American accent), Chi McBride, and Kristen Chenoweth (who seems much skinnier than I remember her being in Music Man; assume my rant about Hollywood making actresses lose weight, and I'll post it another time. If I'm misremembering, forget the rant).

I loved Wonderfalls even more, but I still love Pushing Daisies.

The premise is that Ned ("The Piemaker," as the narrator almost always calls him) can bring dead beings back to life. Read more )
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