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First posted at [livejournal.com profile] het_reccers for my tenure as special reccer for November.

My view of Longmire is informed by both the series and the books. I watched the series first, then started reading the books, and each enhances my appreciation of the other. I picture the series cast when reading. I love the relationships on the show and in the book series, and am definitely rooting for the Vic/Walt romance for the long haul.

Mini-manifesto
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Recs - obviously, I have a thing for first times. lol
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These are five out of the mere forty fics on AO3. It's a tiny fandom yet, but I enjoy reading Vic/Walt almost as much as I enjoy a good Kara/Lee fic. Almost.
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TNT will do 23 episodes of Major Crimes this season. That’s a CBS/NBC/ABC level episode order.

Random TV

Jun. 5th, 2014 11:42 pm
lanalucy: (K L happy)
I'll admit that I watched the first episode of Killer Women and let it go. That first ep was interesting, but not so interesting that I wanted to watch more right then. The most compelling relationship in that episode was the brother/sister relationship of Molly and Billy (Helfer and Trucco), and that includes the affair between Molly and Dan (Marc Blucas).



Figured since I was at it, and writing isn't happening, I'd go ahead and finish Killer Women. Luckily, HuluPlus is having a free trial week, so I could watch the ones that aren't on the ABC site any more.


Seeing all the episodes in a row (warning - episodes six and seven are reversed on Hulu - Demons should come before Daughter of the Alamo) makes the show much more compelling. Trucco and Helfer resonated exceptionally well as brother and sister, and the people cast to play his wife and children seemed authentically Latina/Tejana.


The Parker family roots go deep into Texas history, and into local Indian history (note: they used the term Indian in the show, not Native American), and Molly in particular was driven by her history. I loved Marc Blucas in Buffy, though I didn't love Riley's relationship with Buffy, and I'm always happy to see him in something else. Here, he was rugged and believable as a love interest (despite the semi lack of chemistry with Helfer), and he was growing on me as DEA Agent Dan.


There were little things being woven in that could have reverberated through the rest of the season had the show not been cancelled. Perhaps most interesting was the myriad of ways they found for women to be the perpetrators of the crimes. I didn't get the second meaning of the show's title until three episodes in.


Lots of little things left open to interpretation, but since the first season was so short, the show also gets to go out on a high note - going out while it was getting better, not after it had jumped the shark.

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Jun. 4th, 2014 11:33 pm
lanalucy: (K L happy)
I watched the first two episodes of Night Shift. I'd been waiting for this to come on, and by the time it did, I couldn't remember why.

It's set in San Antonio, and Brendan Fehr is in it. That's why.

The first episode didn't exactly suck, but holy crap, it was so over-the-top with stereotypes and cliches. There was a whole little side story with Brendan Fehr's character being gay, and not willing to come out because he's military and he'd lose his job.

That is not San Antonio. I grew up there. I realize they have to take some poetic license, but seriously. They didn't even try. And uh, no, dude, you won't lose your military job for being gay. You might for having a second job, though.

I'll probably watch a couple more episodes, just to be sure. Last night's episode was much better, but still pretty weak. I mean, how did surgeon-dude know that suicide-guy was even the right blood type, much less tissue type, to match the other guy that needed a heart? Tissue typing isn't magically done in minutes, y'all. Unless it is. Please feel free to correct me if you know.

At least all the stupid pretending to be Texas/Texan crap was gone.

But Brendan Fehr. Why can't he be in something good? That I actually watch. I loved him as Booth's brother, but I stopped watching Bones a long time ago. That's another show I'll probably binge watch someday when I have Netflix or something. It's too hard with my memory issues to keep up when months go by between episodes. Plus it got frakking boring.

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Jun. 1st, 2014 02:12 am
lanalucy: (K L happy)
Gods. JJ and Will's wedding gets me every time. The whole CM team in a rare happy personal moment.

TV

May. 11th, 2014 12:11 am
lanalucy: (K L happy)
Sadface. CBS has cancelled Intelligence.

On the one hand, that sucks, because it was the first show I've truly enjoyed since I watched BSG for the first time two years ago, and the only other show to make my muse sit up and take notice. On the other hand, one season of shows gives me a lot of room to play if said muse ever really bites on the ideas she's dropped in my prompts doc.
lanalucy: (K L happy)
My friend [livejournal.com profile] marakara always has the latest. A lot of her journal is f-locked, but her TV stuff is public.

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Jan. 21st, 2014 11:04 pm
lanalucy: (K L happy)
Criminal Minds casting news:

Battlestar Galactica star Tahmoh Penikett will appear in the 200th episode.

:D:D:D:D:D

Oh, Killer Women. I *want* to like you. :sigh:

Other TV

Jan. 20th, 2014 06:47 pm
lanalucy: (K L happy)
Caught up on Masters of Sex. Still like it.

I think I'll give up on Revenge for now, and catch it all, maybe, some other time when I can watch the whole series at once.

Helix - like the premise, but so far it hasn't grabbed me with anybody to care about or any explosive chemistry between actors. I kept seeing moments that Katee could totally have knocked out and grabbed me by the neck, but the actors they've cast aren't doing that. Yet.

Intelligence. Now this.....this I could really, really like.

Josh Holloway is beefier than he was in Lost, and it looks good on him. I didn't recognize his SS agent until she had her hair down, and then I was like, "Oh, it's Red! No wonder she disappeared from Storybrooke."

Also, I love Will Yun Lee. Oh, Witchblade.

Chemistry between Gabriel and Riley is lovely and sparkly. The chemistry between Gabriel and Amelia is also so, so sparkly. Yum.

Marg Helgenberger is you know, Marg. I think she did some of her best work in China Beach, not to discount her work since then. I do like her here so far.
lanalucy: (K L happy)
Been binge watching Almost Human at M's house. I like it so far, but it's on FOX. I cannot get anything on FOX to stream, even after the waiting period, so I'll only be able to watch it here.

Michael Ealy was in a movie my sister sent me a YouTube link to a couple of weeks ago. I like him as an actor, based on just these two things.

HA!!!

Allessandro Juliani and "Who's a happy toaster now?" both in the same episode! How fantastic is that?
lanalucy: (K L happy)
A quote from the first few episodes of Buffy just popped into my head:

Cordelia:  "James Spader?"

Buffy:  "He needs to call me!"

I realize Buffy's not as airheaded and vain as she sometimes seemed in season one, but somehow, I don't think she'd be watching Blacklist for the eye-candy.

TV: H50

Nov. 17th, 2013 10:41 pm
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That last episode.  Okay, I'm sorry, but they're running around trying to find cell reception to get in touch with someone from HPD.  The frakking kid they were serving the warrant on had internet - he was playing Halo with other people from the mainland.  Why didn't they just use his internet to make contact?  Gods.  Sometimes I wonder why they don't think of the simplest solution to a problem instead of the most complicated.

Then again, if they'd done that, Steve and whatsisname wouldn't had had to spend so much time together.  /That would have been bad.  Because they were so very entertaining. /sarcasm off

ETA:  Alex has a decent seat on a horse.  

TV: SVU

Nov. 9th, 2013 01:47 am
lanalucy: (33)
Damn.  The last couple of minutes of Wonderland Story....

I am such a sap.
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I'm liking this show.  It's fun.

I love the friendship developing between Abbie and Ichabod.

The linguist in me adored the John Doe episode - the language bits, anyway.  The languages I could hear underneath Middle English were fascinating.  Wonder how accurate the pronunciations were?

RDM's Helix

Nov. 5th, 2013 01:38 pm
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Saw the first trailer for Season One of Helix, which is set to air on Syfy in January, I think.

It's a teaser trailer, and frankly, only inspired remote interest in watching.  It gave me none of what I watch TV for: 'ships.  There were a couple of voiceovers over mostly horrorish visuals, and no people really interacting.  I watch TV for the people and how they form relationships with and around each other, Ron, not for the trying-to-scare-me horror.   The real horror for me comes from watching how whatever-the-thing-is impacts those relationships, either destroying them or creating stronger bonds.

Probably why I don't get much out of horror things like Nightmare On Elm Street or Friday the 13th:  I don't care about any of the people.  They don't establish any sort of tie, just start making out and getting dead.  :yawn:
lanalucy: (33)
- Bold all of the shows of which you've seen three or more episodes.
- Italicize shows if you're positive you've seen every episode.
- Asterisk shows if you have at least one full season on tape or DVD
- Optionally, add up to three additional shows, keeping the list in alpha order.  (The librarian in me is offended by all the shows alphabetized under THE, but the lazyass in me is too lazy to fix them all.  I only fixed the ones that were relevant to me.)

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Nov. 2nd, 2013 03:12 am
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Arrow.

Hi, there! )
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Really, Hawaii Five-0?  Really?  What the frak?

Pansy-ass way to handle that after all that build-up.  I'm horribly disappointed in you.

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Oct. 6th, 2013 06:41 am
lanalucy: (33)
Caught up on Crossing Lines.  I'm still liking it, especially the international flavor, but if it went away, I probably wouldn't even notice.

Sleepy Hollow.  Watched the first three eps.  Love.  It.  And not just because Tom Mison is a hottie.  Which he totally is.  I want to watch more, right frakkin' now.  It's got me intrigued.

Blue Bloods.  I'm kind of rooting for Jamie to finally get a relationship -
there seem to be hints of that in the new partner, which would of course be totally against regs, but not the first time patrol partners have gotten busy.
Anyway.  Tom Selleck still has it when he grins - really grins, not the fake ones.  He gets this glint of mischief in his eyes, and it does not matter even a tiny bit that he's actually 68 years old.  This one is a habit, rather than must-see TV, but it's a good habit.  To me it's just a great family drama with some police work thrown in.  lol

NCIS LA.  I'll admit I was looking for something a little more than just Kensi showing up at the last minute and
talking Deeks to sleep.
It was cute, but just seemed a little last minute - "oh yeah, we still have to figure out how to 'fix' Deeks and Kensi, so let's do this."  I loved Sam and Deeks' moment in the hospital room, though.  Very vague and male and saying everything without saying anything.  Much more emotionally impactful to me than that Kensi/Deeks moment at the end of the second ep.  Renee Felice Smith wore a rather unflattering outfit in the second ep.

CSI.  Hmm.  While it's good to finally get a resolution to the Ellie thing, it was an awful lot of trouble for Ellie to go to in order to get back at dear old dad.  Camera angles were odd on both Jorja Fox and Elizabeth Harnois.  I don't know.  They both looked like they're either pregnant or they've put on weight - not that either of them looked bad.  I wish they would figure out what to do with Morgan romantically.  They keep playing pinball and giving us these little moments of friendship that seem like more, and then going nowhere with them.  I did like Ecklie's comment to Morgan about how they need to steer clear of hospitals for a while.

I still need to watch Blacklist, but I can't get into the On Demand to watch the first ep, and only the second ep is on M's DVR.  Annoying.  Haven't gotten to NCIS yet.  Haven't gotten to Person of Interest yet.  Not going to bother with Bones.  Not going to bother with Under the Dome. Continuum got erased from the DVR, so I'll have to find a different way to watch the rest of what's aired.  :(

And there has not been enough smutty writing in this smut weekend - none, in fact.  Whatever is the world coming to when Willow and I cannot write some smut together?  Maybe this afternoon - she'll be gone until at least one for lunch with the fam.

And my long fic is at 77K words, which both thrills and scares me.  If I can write nearly eighty-thousand words of fic, I can write that much or more of original stuff, which kind of covers both the thrilling and the frightening.  Yes, I'm contrary.  I haven't written on it in over a week (hell, I haven't written anything in over a week).  I've been going over things from the beginning and examining from someone else's perspective, since she was kind enough to give it to me, and that has had the rather unfortunate side-effect of making my muse pouty and uncommunicative.  Such a brat.
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Dear news reporting people: to quote my father, "Horses are hung.  Men are hanged."  Please learn to use this word correctly when writing your headlines.

Finished Jericho.  The second season was only seven episodes long, but it managed to end at almost the perfect spot - like maybe someone had a head's-up and planned to bring everything to a sensible stopping place.  There was most definitely more to the story, and it wasn't a happy ending, but nothing major was left unanswered.  My landlord keeps insisting that there are rumors of Netflix or Amazon or somebody trying to pick up the series.  It'd have to be a "five years down the road" sort of deal.  Not that the entire cast would be available.  And it seems unlikely, anyway, since CBS are re-"airing" it online right now.  Gerald McRaney is a scary SOB when he plays the angry father.  (not angry at his kids, angry on behalf of his kids).  And Pamela Reed.  Woman has skilz.  Alas, I never got to see Skeet without his shirt.  Also, the only 'shipping potential was Mom & Dad Greene (Reed/McRaney), who'd been married a really, really long time.  I was rooting for them to make it all the way.  John M. Jackson as the TX diplomat!  That frakking mustache was awful, but it was fantastic to see him again.  I've probably missed him most from my JAG-watching days - Admiral Chegwidden was my favorite.  Considering everything else there is to NOT be proud of about Texas, it was fun to have a little state pride going when our Air National Guard came to the rescue at the end.  :D  And Esai Morales.  Man is a hottie anyway, but put him in army BDUs?  rawr

Also, everybody and their sister and all of their cousins apparently had such a fantastic time at Dragon*Con - attendees, authors, cosplayers, panel-members...  Maybe someday I'll make a trip to Georgia just for D*C.  Face your fears and all that nonsense.  lol

My longfic is now over fifty-five thousands words (55K)!  And it's not even finished yet.  If I can write that much about BSG, I can probably write something original.  Maybe.  The world-building could pose a problem - I still have a hard time believing I could be that imaginative.

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