aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Sarah Jane)
( Feb. 22nd, 2011 09:06 pm)
Via [livejournal.com profile] copperbadge, Nicholas Courtney is gone.

I can't believe it. I just saw his SJA episode not that long ago.
aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Sarah Jane)
( Feb. 22nd, 2011 09:06 pm)
Via [livejournal.com profile] copperbadge, Nicholas Courtney is gone.

I can't believe it. I just saw his SJA episode not that long ago.
aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Psych)
( Jul. 31st, 2010 04:30 pm)
Hoo boy! Summer has given me more time for tv, including a new obsession (for which I totally blame LJ friends, and I would blame you by name if I remembered properly). I hope you will read the parts for any shows you watch, and discuss, even if you haven't seen some of these eps in a while! Just skip the ones that don't interest you. Don't let the size of the post deter you. Talk to me about tv! That's kind of why I'm here on LJ!

I miss Chuck; we're waiting for last season on DVD!

In no particular order, with spoilers through the episodes indicated:

Greatest American Hero into early s2 )



The Sarah Jane Adventures, through 2.8, but with general comments and not reviews of each episode )

Can anyone tell me how much SJA has shown in the UK? I'm so far out of it I don't know if they've completed s3, or started s4, or anything.



Psych through this week's 'Not Even Close . . . Encounters' )



Doctor Who, the whole first season of Matt Smith )



And now the moment you've all been waiting for! (What? You weren't? Huh.) Y'all have hooked me on White Collar. I know it was more than one of you, but I don't entirely remember whom to blame. Please, take responsibility in the comments (and let me talk about the show with you!).

The one person I know I can credit is [livejournal.com profile] stasha2g; I liked some of her recs in other fandoms so much that I actually read White Collar fic before I saw the show, which sounds kind of crazy, but the last straw was her rec for "I Lie, I Cheat, I Steal (and I Just Don't Get Any Respect)" by fiercelydreamed. I read that story for Leverage though it's a crossover with WC and made Brilliant Husband read it, even though that's not exactly the way I see Leverage. Then I had to watch the show because the story made me helpless with laughter, and I wanted to get more of Peter, Neal, and Elizabeth. If you want another gem, by the way, read "Four Cups of Tea (and a waffle iron)" by LithiumDoll.
White Collar: we've seen 1.1–1.3 and 2.1–2.2 )
aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Psych)
( Jul. 31st, 2010 04:30 pm)
Hoo boy! Summer has given me more time for tv, including a new obsession (for which I totally blame LJ friends, and I would blame you by name if I remembered properly). I hope you will read the parts for any shows you watch, and discuss, even if you haven't seen some of these eps in a while! Just skip the ones that don't interest you. Don't let the size of the post deter you. Talk to me about tv! That's kind of why I'm here on LJ!

I miss Chuck; we're waiting for last season on DVD!

In no particular order, with spoilers through the episodes indicated:

Greatest American Hero into early s2 )



The Sarah Jane Adventures, through 2.8, but with general comments and not reviews of each episode )

Can anyone tell me how much SJA has shown in the UK? I'm so far out of it I don't know if they've completed s3, or started s4, or anything.



Psych through this week's 'Not Even Close . . . Encounters' )



Doctor Who, the whole first season of Matt Smith )



And now the moment you've all been waiting for! (What? You weren't? Huh.) Y'all have hooked me on White Collar. I know it was more than one of you, but I don't entirely remember whom to blame. Please, take responsibility in the comments (and let me talk about the show with you!).

The one person I know I can credit is [livejournal.com profile] stasha2g; I liked some of her recs in other fandoms so much that I actually read White Collar fic before I saw the show, which sounds kind of crazy, but the last straw was her rec for "I Lie, I Cheat, I Steal (and I Just Don't Get Any Respect)" by fiercelydreamed. I read that story for Leverage though it's a crossover with WC and made Brilliant Husband read it, even though that's not exactly the way I see Leverage. Then I had to watch the show because the story made me helpless with laughter, and I wanted to get more of Peter, Neal, and Elizabeth. If you want another gem, by the way, read "Four Cups of Tea (and a waffle iron)" by LithiumDoll.
White Collar: we've seen 1.1–1.3 and 2.1–2.2 )
I miss Stargate; I'm again watching Stargate Universe, but a) that's not really the same (feels like a different universe than SG-1 and SGA) and b) they're on hiatus. Still, Stargate keeps popping up in odd places.

At church: we've had a visiting priest. He has rather a mixed accent: he grew up in one place and served much of his ministry in another, and Tampa is yet a third. There may be others as well. I'm not much bothered by accents. But the first time he mentioned "Murray, Mother of God," I about had a cow. I could only think of Teal'c and his explanation to Vala of the one case in history he knew where a child had a mother but no father! I have managed not to laugh out loud in church.

At the bike store: Brilliant Husband went to the Trek store. I've been there a few times (almost always buying things for him). He commented that the man in the room where he'd tried out a bike looked "Like that Tok'ra... um...." "Jacob?" "No, the one who was interested in Sam." "Martouf?!" "Yeah. That one." "Oh, my gosh! I have to start going to the Trek store on weekdays!" (For those of you not in SG-1 fandom, pictures here and here and here.) (I did once see a medievalist who looked enough like Martouf, in certain light and from a particular angle, that I had trouble focusing on his paper! Sadly, I've only seen him once and have now forgotten his name.)

The Sarah Jane Adventures: Yes, Small Child has finally begun watching SJA again (so we can watch too). If you haven't seen "Secrets of the Stars" Part Two and don't want spoilers, don't look. Otherwise, go to the preview on YouTube and tell me what you see at 8, 20, and 27 seconds. (There's also a still at the top of this page.) BH and I were dying laughing.

Finally, a Primeval moment: I got a packet in the mail from James Murray. This one is actually James Murray, medieval historian and now ringmaster of the circus that is the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan every May; I get mailings in his name regularly. They never fail to make me smile, at the very least. (My colleagues don't even raise an eyebrow any more when I sporfle at my mail as I collect it from my box. "It's just the medievalist again.") I have no idea what he looks like, and I'm hoping not to find out (though I could have picked at least two of his predecessors out of a line-up once). It's just much more fun to think of him as looking like Stephen Hart. (And if a medievalist can look like Martouf, why not?)
I miss Stargate; I'm again watching Stargate Universe, but a) that's not really the same (feels like a different universe than SG-1 and SGA) and b) they're on hiatus. Still, Stargate keeps popping up in odd places.

At church: we've had a visiting priest. He has rather a mixed accent: he grew up in one place and served much of his ministry in another, and Tampa is yet a third. There may be others as well. I'm not much bothered by accents. But the first time he mentioned "Murray, Mother of God," I about had a cow. I could only think of Teal'c and his explanation to Vala of the one case in history he knew where a child had a mother but no father! I have managed not to laugh out loud in church.

At the bike store: Brilliant Husband went to the Trek store. I've been there a few times (almost always buying things for him). He commented that the man in the room where he'd tried out a bike looked "Like that Tok'ra... um...." "Jacob?" "No, the one who was interested in Sam." "Martouf?!" "Yeah. That one." "Oh, my gosh! I have to start going to the Trek store on weekdays!" (For those of you not in SG-1 fandom, pictures here and here and here.) (I did once see a medievalist who looked enough like Martouf, in certain light and from a particular angle, that I had trouble focusing on his paper! Sadly, I've only seen him once and have now forgotten his name.)

The Sarah Jane Adventures: Yes, Small Child has finally begun watching SJA again (so we can watch too). If you haven't seen "Secrets of the Stars" Part Two and don't want spoilers, don't look. Otherwise, go to the preview on YouTube and tell me what you see at 8, 20, and 27 seconds. (There's also a still at the top of this page.) BH and I were dying laughing.

Finally, a Primeval moment: I got a packet in the mail from James Murray. This one is actually James Murray, medieval historian and now ringmaster of the circus that is the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan every May; I get mailings in his name regularly. They never fail to make me smile, at the very least. (My colleagues don't even raise an eyebrow any more when I sporfle at my mail as I collect it from my box. "It's just the medievalist again.") I have no idea what he looks like, and I'm hoping not to find out (though I could have picked at least two of his predecessors out of a line-up once). It's just much more fun to think of him as looking like Stephen Hart. (And if a medievalist can look like Martouf, why not?)
Today was "Dress As Your Favorite Sci-Fi Character" at my daughter's summer program, I kid you not. It's on the calendar. So was "Dress as Your Favorite Star," but only two kids did it (Small Child was one of them).

Today, Small Child was unique, the only one to dress as her favorite sf character. She went as Sarah Jane Smith. We're so proud! Of course, we were too cheap to buy anything, so this meant jeans and a sweater--and then we couldn't find a sweater that fit, so she settled for a jacket, in Tampa, in late July. And she wore her hair down instead of in a ponytail. I gave her an old, nearly used-up lipstick to carry as her sonic lipstick.

No one recognized her, so she identified herself. No one watches the show, so she explained. So, I figure, they don't know she didn't look all that much like Sarah Jane. She was happy, we were happy, and it's the thought that counts.

Brilliant Husband and I took a long lunch hour to see The Dark Knight today, a very long lunch hour. It ended up being even longer than we thought. The nice theater with the stadium seating now charges $7.50 for matinees. Gotta be kidding me. So we went to the cheap theater, which is $5.75 for the first show of the day.

Won't be doing that again. Anecdote and thoughts; spoilers only at the very end, after big warning )
Today was "Dress As Your Favorite Sci-Fi Character" at my daughter's summer program, I kid you not. It's on the calendar. So was "Dress as Your Favorite Star," but only two kids did it (Small Child was one of them).

Today, Small Child was unique, the only one to dress as her favorite sf character. She went as Sarah Jane Smith. We're so proud! Of course, we were too cheap to buy anything, so this meant jeans and a sweater--and then we couldn't find a sweater that fit, so she settled for a jacket, in Tampa, in late July. And she wore her hair down instead of in a ponytail. I gave her an old, nearly used-up lipstick to carry as her sonic lipstick.

No one recognized her, so she identified herself. No one watches the show, so she explained. So, I figure, they don't know she didn't look all that much like Sarah Jane. She was happy, we were happy, and it's the thought that counts.

Brilliant Husband and I took a long lunch hour to see The Dark Knight today, a very long lunch hour. It ended up being even longer than we thought. The nice theater with the stadium seating now charges $7.50 for matinees. Gotta be kidding me. So we went to the cheap theater, which is $5.75 for the first show of the day.

Won't be doing that again. Anecdote and thoughts; spoilers only at the very end, after big warning )
Now that we've seen the whole first season of The Sarah Jane Adventures, and Small Child has wept copiously about waiting until next year for more episodes (the boxed set isn't even available yet, so even if we wanted we couldn't give her the whole season--and her birthday has already happened this year), I figure it's time to give a few reflections. Spoilers this way )
Now that we've seen the whole first season of The Sarah Jane Adventures, and Small Child has wept copiously about waiting until next year for more episodes (the boxed set isn't even available yet, so even if we wanted we couldn't give her the whole season--and her birthday has already happened this year), I figure it's time to give a few reflections. Spoilers this way )
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] nialla42 for keeping me posted: the reported production schedule for Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures. Keep in mind that this is unconfirmed, but it fits with this report: TV Guide on TW. I'm hoping these reports are wrong, or that something will change, but I can't hope very much.

I am so bummed! I am totally enjoying the current season of DW (okay, I'm a little ticked about the one I saw on SciFi last night, but that's spoilery, and I'll stick it in another post): Donna rocks, someone I won't mention because it's spoilery rocks, and I'm loving it all.

I'm still in withdrawal over TW despite being unhappy about the last episode of s2 (please, if you've seen the episode but haven't yet commented, come, commiserate with me!).

And the final straw is: we'd told Small Child that last week was the end of this season of SJA, but she doesn't really get it. Her shows are on Disney or Discovery Channel (if I hear "BinDI!" one more time I may crack, but I better not, because I'm sure I'll hear it later today); they TiVo every time they run, she watches the same episodes over and over, and we just try to keep her overall tv hours down. So she doesn't understand about seasons and not getting more episodes until next year.

Last night she got up from dinner all excited about watching Sarah Jane Adventures and we had to remind her that there would be no new episodes until sometime next year, and I started to tell her that there might be fewer next year. I don't think she heard me, though, because she was already sobbing.

I feel your pain, Small Child! The pain, the pain!
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] nialla42 for keeping me posted: the reported production schedule for Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures. Keep in mind that this is unconfirmed, but it fits with this report: TV Guide on TW. I'm hoping these reports are wrong, or that something will change, but I can't hope very much.

I am so bummed! I am totally enjoying the current season of DW (okay, I'm a little ticked about the one I saw on SciFi last night, but that's spoilery, and I'll stick it in another post): Donna rocks, someone I won't mention because it's spoilery rocks, and I'm loving it all.

I'm still in withdrawal over TW despite being unhappy about the last episode of s2 (please, if you've seen the episode but haven't yet commented, come, commiserate with me!).

And the final straw is: we'd told Small Child that last week was the end of this season of SJA, but she doesn't really get it. Her shows are on Disney or Discovery Channel (if I hear "BinDI!" one more time I may crack, but I better not, because I'm sure I'll hear it later today); they TiVo every time they run, she watches the same episodes over and over, and we just try to keep her overall tv hours down. So she doesn't understand about seasons and not getting more episodes until next year.

Last night she got up from dinner all excited about watching Sarah Jane Adventures and we had to remind her that there would be no new episodes until sometime next year, and I started to tell her that there might be fewer next year. I don't think she heard me, though, because she was already sobbing.

I feel your pain, Small Child! The pain, the pain!
I have discovered that Brilliant Husband is not in fact always watching the same show I am (and here I thought all these Saturday nights he was watching the Jack and Ianto show too--you think you know a guy!). For your entertainment and enlightenment, he has graciously agreed to write a guest column.

Take it away, BH! )
I have discovered that Brilliant Husband is not in fact always watching the same show I am (and here I thought all these Saturday nights he was watching the Jack and Ianto show too--you think you know a guy!). For your entertainment and enlightenment, he has graciously agreed to write a guest column.

Take it away, BH! )
aelfgyfu_mead: (Jack&Daniel)
( May. 5th, 2008 05:36 pm)
From [livejournal.com profile] pepper_field, who got it from [livejournal.com profile] holdouttrout; it helps if you read "Your Friends Are Not Watching the Same Show You Are And That's Okay" first.

I'm pretty sure no one except maybe Brilliant Husband watches the same shows I do. I'm avoiding spoilers! See what I watch! )
aelfgyfu_mead: (Jack&Daniel)
( May. 5th, 2008 05:36 pm)
From [livejournal.com profile] pepper_field, who got it from [livejournal.com profile] holdouttrout; it helps if you read "Your Friends Are Not Watching the Same Show You Are And That's Okay" first.

I'm pretty sure no one except maybe Brilliant Husband watches the same shows I do. I'm avoiding spoilers! See what I watch! )
Yes, I do feel the need to make a new post when I change topics enough. Just in case you were wondering. :-)

We've gotten Small Child hooked on The Sarah Jane Adventures! Yay! More on SJA, spoilers )

An open letter to Russell T. Davies regarding "Voyage of the Damned": Read the letter; it contains spoilers )
Yes, I do feel the need to make a new post when I change topics enough. Just in case you were wondering. :-)

We've gotten Small Child hooked on The Sarah Jane Adventures! Yay! More on SJA, spoilers )

An open letter to Russell T. Davies regarding "Voyage of the Damned": Read the letter; it contains spoilers )
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