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I have finished my undergraduate career, and am now luxuriating in free time.  Sort of.  Well, for a couple hours yesterday anyway.

Chuck Versus the Cliffhanger: I caught up on Chuck just in time for the season finale.  You know, they kinda lost me a couple times in the middle of this season, but they won me back in a big way by the end.  I really enjoyed the last few episodes, especially this one.  I love Chuck and Sarah.  I love Ellie being awesome (see what I did there?).  I love Casey having a heart.  I loved watching Chuck save the day without the intersect.  Go Bartowski!  I am super excited for next season (above the law! under the radar! Morgan the Intersect!), although I'm also glad it will be the last one.  Show can't go on forever.  Best to end in style.

Doctor Who: The Doctor's Wife
Oh Neil Gaiman.  You can be obnoxious sometimes, but this was just a lovely episode.  Loved Rory and Amy in the TARDIS.  LOVED the TARDIS!  "I believe you call"  "Only when we're alone."  Ahahaha.  These guys.  They are divine.  I dunno, I don't really have anything of import to say about this was just good.

Game of Thrones: The Wolf and the Lion
So. Damn. Good.  They've all been great except for the third episode, but this one was especially awesome.  I really appreciated getting a more concentrated story and getting to see what's at stake with a bit more depth.  I also loved the scenes made possible by the TV format, like the Cersei/Robert scene and the Renly/Loras scene (also someone posted about this, all surprised and confused, on [ profile] asoiaf  and I lol'ed because really? are people that stupid?).  And even though I shouldn't be surprised, I gasped out loud when Gregor killed the horse.  And then the scene with Jory.  Alas, poor Jory.  It's been so long since I read the first book that I'd forgotten your name/existence, but I was still sad to see you go.

Sherlock: Study in Pink
Yes, you read that right.  I finally got around to giving Sherlock a go.  I quite enjoyed this episode, although I'm not to the point of raving about it.  I didn't love some of the stylistic choices, the real choppy, let's-flash-around-and-then-have-a-really-close-close-up aesthetic.  I dunno.  Wasn't quite working for me.  I was also sort of bored by Mycroft, vaguely irritated by Sally (and the sort of hahaha-she's-annoying-hahaha-on-her-knees attitude), not remotely frightened by the cabbie (largely because as soon as we saw the serial suicides, my mind went to John Lithgow and Dexter Season 4 and holy crap but nobody can out-scary him).  I loved Watson and liked Sherlock though, so I'll definitely keep watching.  I was also irritated though by the fact that he's supposed to be a genius and there's NO CONCEIVABLE WAY he took so long to make that connection!  As soon as Sherlock asked who goes unnoticed through London, I was like "oh, cabbies."  And then they saw the cab, and then they were chasing it, and then I didn't understand why they were interrogating the passenger.  I was so confused.  But even if he didn't figure it out then, how could he--a genius--not realize that he hadn't ordered a cab?  Honestly.

I have also added a couple new items to my fangirl collection!

1. My friend (the same one who made the TARDIS door and the Who Clue) made this poster:

If you do not get the reference, watch this clip from the amazing Mock the Week: Unlikely Lines to Hear in an Episode of Doctor Who

2. A friend also gave me a gorgeous Hunger Games bookmark from Etsy:

And that's what's new in my fannish life!

Date: 2011-05-18 04:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
Doctor Who this week was fantastic. I laughed, I cried, I squealed in delight. And I was so happy that it was so good, because I have never been a Gaiman fan and when I heard he was doing an ep I was like, SKEPTICAL FACE, but my hat's off to him for that one. If he could make me feel that way all the time I'd be a fan for sure.

Date: 2011-05-20 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I like Gaiman well enough, though I'm not one of his devotees, but I was worried that it might not live up to the hype. But it did! Doctor/TARDIS for the win!

Date: 2011-05-18 05:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congratulations on your undergraduate days being over :D

And I agree that this episode of "Game of Thrones" was the best one yet. I knew what was going to happen and I was still RIVETED by how things played out.

Date: 2011-05-20 04:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! And yes, I cannot get over how amazing the Wolf and the Lion was. I was also very pleased because my friend who has not read the books really liked it, even though Jon is her favorite and he wasn't in it.

Date: 2011-05-18 06:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congrats on finishing your undergrad!

Chuck had been pretty awesome lately. The finale was just the right amount of tears and smiles. I can't wait to see Morgan as the intersect. :)

Date: 2011-05-20 03:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Chuck got so good again! I struggled through that mid-season slump, but I'm glad I did. Morgan the intersect should be fun. :)

Date: 2011-05-18 07:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's SHAH!!!

I was wondering where you'd disappeared to lately, girl! Here it turns out you've been conquering the world of university and watching all the shows that I keep saying 'when I have time I'll watch...' etc. and STILL being one of those amazing, prolific writers of the BSG fandom who always leaves me thinking: Damn! I wish I'd thought of that!

CONGRATULATIONS on leaving undergrad life. WOOT! And I'm so happy to hear your review of everything because I have every intention when I'm procrastinating about finished writing my projects of SEEING ALL THE THINGS!

As you might be able to tell... I've missed seeing you around here on LJ. It's good to have you back :>D

*hugs* Karin :>D

Date: 2011-05-20 04:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha, thank you! Yes, I am back...not that I really ever left. I was just a little busy. Everything kind of fell to the wayside while I was finishing up (thesis + finals = no fandom life and not much of a social life either). Now I'm back to watching TV and reading fic...should maybe write some too (I owe various people fics for help_haiti).

Date: 2011-05-18 08:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congratulations, Shah!!

I loved this AGOT episode, the Robert and Cersei scene was pretty awesome (I really appreciate that they are making Cersei look less unidimensional and more smart than in the books).

Also, I am kind of resentful towards anything Hunger Games related, but I must admit that I love the bookmark :)

Enjoy your free time!

Date: 2011-05-20 11:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I really appreciate that they are making Cersei look less unidimensional and more smart than in the books
I completely agree. I liked Cersei in the books, but I am loving here on the show.

Yay Arya icons!

Date: 2011-05-18 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Did you wish REALLY hard?"

Hee :) That's the first time in a long time I've rewatched an episode of Doctor Who right away. Congrats on being done with school!

Date: 2011-05-20 11:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! And yes, that episode was absolutely delightful. :)

Date: 2011-05-19 02:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congrats on your degree! Yay!

Date: 2011-05-22 05:20 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-05-20 01:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I have deliberately skipped your Doctor Who reflections because I haven't seen this series yet and I'm trying not to be spoiled. But I'm looking forward to it very much :)

I'm a big fan of Sherlock, so I'm crossing my fingers that you'll enjoy the rest of it. John Watson is my favorite - always has been :)

All best wishes!

Date: 2011-05-22 05:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I just finished Sherlock yesterday--while I'm not head over heels in love with it, I did thoroughly enjoy it and will definitely be tuning in for the next series. Watson is so awesome. I love Martin Freeman.


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