gothikmaus: (Ginger alert!)
First reactions to the Sherlock special:
  • MOLLY! OMG I loved Molly!
  • I loved the back-and-forth between 19th and 21st century.
  • Big Brother Mycroft!
  • Mycroft and Lestrade had more time together in those 5 minutes than in the whole 3 series! XD Also, I loved that Mycroft did absolutely nothing at the graveyard apart from holding the torch. Which, now that I think about it, is a terrible Mystrade pun, as he was admiring Lestrade at work, I'm sure. XD

Man, I need to rewatch this!
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I sort of disappeared for a while. I replied to a few job offers abroad, I'm not holding my breath, but who knows. Sales started yesterday, so I went and bought something nice for myself, which doesn't happen often. I wish I could buy new sandals too, but they're all either completely flat or ridiculously high-heeled. Oh, well, maybe next summer.

Is any of you watching "Crossing lines"? It's an American-European co-production that takes place all over Europe. I started watching it because it was created by the same person who created Criminal Minds and because it's broadcast pretty much at the same time in the USA and in Italy (I think Rai2 airs the episodes a week after NBC), so we don't have to wait 6+ months for once. What I've seen so far hasn't really blown my mind: it's like the took an American series and simply moved it to Europe. There is a lot of potential in the idea and I think the pilot showed that potential, but it still needs work. We'll see how things develop.

What made me laugh, though, is the description they have on the NBC website: «"Crossing Lines" is set in the world's most exotic locales [...]"» I laughed when I read this because the last episode was set in Udine, which we don't consider an exotic or glamorous location at all. I mean, it was convenient for the plot because it's close to the Slovenian border, but, as the Germans would say, it's pretty much "am Arsch der Welt" ("in the middle of nowhere"). Also, mass-shootings abound and that's something we usually consider "typically American". Maybe they are not so common in the US either, but we're so used to seeing people shooting left and right in American films and TV series that we think they're normal. Seeing them in a series that's set in Europe made me think "This is so completely unbelievable". I'm curious to know what Americans think of mass-shootings in films / TV series.

Uhm, I think my Sociology of Media background is showing. Sorry.

Anyway. My friends Deluded by Lesbians released a new video! It's a cover of an '80s classic, well, classic for Italians anyway: "Cicale", originally sung by Italian-American starlet Heather Parisi and opening of a popular TV show from 1981.

This is their version:

The video is them being idiots as usual. It's funny, but if you want to see a really hilarious video, watch their first video, "She do wanna", shot in the streets of Milan during Fashion Week in 2010:


May. 1st, 2013 07:14 pm
gothikmaus: (Hawaii Five-O)
Oh, man, the latest H50 episode was so bad. I had seen comments and entries saying the same thing, but I thought people were exaggerating. Well, they weren't. There was the potential for a very interesting episode, but sadly it didn't work for me.

More behind the cut )


Oct. 25th, 2012 09:50 am
gothikmaus: (H50 - Steve/Danno)
OK, I guess the whole universe has seen this clip from the H50 Halloween episode, but I'm going to post it anyway because it's the best damn thing EVER. I don't even care about what happens in the rest of the episode.

Spoilerphobe? Don't click )

I mean, really? REALLY? I have no words. Only dolphin sounds. Loud dolphin sounds.


Sep. 28th, 2012 10:23 am
gothikmaus: (H50 - Steve/Danno)
Short clip from H50 3x02.

There are spoilers, obviously )
gothikmaus: (Hawaii Five-O)
I finally watched Hawaii Five-0 3x01.

Comments under the cut )
gothikmaus: (Hawaii Five-O)
The new H50 episode? It's brilliant, absolutely, fucking amazing.

Why? Here's why )

And I could go on, but I would end up listing every single scene and line, so I'll just stop here.

EDIT: But not before mentioning the new promo:

It's the episode with you-know-who! No, not Voldie )

Oh, John

Jan. 17th, 2012 11:37 am
gothikmaus: (Sherlock/John)
So, Sherlock. The fact that I already knew what was going to happen (more or less, I've read the books, so I knew what to expect) didn't make it any easier. If anything, the anticipation made it even worse.

The rest, with SPOILERS, under a cut )

I'll need to watch it again, I couldn't download it because my internet connection was awfully slow last night, so I had to watch it in streaming, taking a few startegic breaks to let the video load and avoid having it freeze in a crucial scene.

But I want to watch the new Hawaii Five-0 episode first. If my internet connection deigns to work today.
gothikmaus: (Ginger alert!)
So, I'm in the office this morning, already a bit annoyed because of something work-related at 9:15 AM. I go to check my email and this is what I see:

Big picture behind the cut )

I burst out laughing, I swear I did. Good thing I was alone.

Anyway, about The Hounds of Baskerville. Can I just say this: please, let Mark Gatiss write all the episodes of Sherlock EVER. Thank you.

A few things I liked.

Cut, because I don't spoil )

And of course last night I had a nightmare about a mysterious monster dog. Thank you, brain, thank you very much.
gothikmaus: (Sherlock/John)
So, I rewatched "A scandal in Belgravia", with subtitles this time (THANK GOD, Sherlock, how can you talk so fast?)

gothikmaus: (Sherlock/John)
Sherlock reactions.

gothikmaus: (Xmas)
Today is the first Sunday of Advent, so I went and dug out last year's Christmas layout. Isn's that fat, fluffy robin cute?

I was browsing through the TV guide the other day and finally found out why the white part of my left eye is blueish. There was a short article about Daniela Ruah from NCIS:LA with a few quotes from her. In one of them she mentioned having mismatched eyes and I thought "Cool, I have mismatched eyes too!" As I read the whole thing I found out that not only is her right iris darker than the left one, but also the sclera (the white part) is darker. And my eyes are like that too, only that for me it's the left eye. That's a hyperpigmentation called "Nevus of Ota" and, according to Wikipedia, it can either be congenital or appear during puberty. As far as I know, my eyes have always been of two different colours (dark brown and hazel), but we only noticed that the sclera was blueish when I was in middle school. I even spent a whole afternoon with doctors testing my eyes, only to hear "Um, we have no idea what that is. But you have rather delicate eyes." Well, you try spending hours staring into various machines while people drip weird stuff in your eyes.

I never thought I'd find the reason for that in a TV magazine of all places! Here's what Daniela Ruah's eyes look like:

My eyes don't usually stand out like that, maybe because I wear glasses most of the time, but sometimes my right eye colour gets lighter and brighter, especially on sunny summer days, and when it does, the difference is pretty noticeable. A few people said it looks kind of spooky, but I like having mismatched eyes. :)

In other news: the writing sample for the workshop is done! \o/ Now onto the Statement of Purpose. D:
gothikmaus: (H50 - Steve/Danno prison)
Stolen from [ profile] leupagus, because it needs to be shared.

A preview of 2x08. There aren't any real spoilers, but don't watch it if you want to be completely spoiler-free.

I laughed so much. So, so much. These two. ♥
gothikmaus: (Hawaii Five-O)
My two cents about yesterday's Hawaii Five-0 episode, inspired by something I read in [ profile] delicatale's journal.

SPOILERS behind the cut )
gothikmaus: (Hawaii Five-O)
I'll just put this behind a cut because,um, spoilers?

Yes, SPOILERS for H50 2.04 )
gothikmaus: (Hawaii Five-O)
Everyone's doing it, so why not.

The problem with LJ: we all think we are so close, but really, we know nothing about each other. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away.

Last night I gave Moonlight a try. And I spent the whole time laughing. Mainly because I was watching it on TV (I found out last week they're airing reruns on one of the many new digital channels) and Alex's voice was... I mean, the Italian actor they chose does a lot of dubbing work and has a beautiful voice, but he just doesn't sound like Alex at all. Also, usually when you dub a foreign actor, you always use the same dubber, but that doesn't happen with new, not-so-popular actors, so the guy dubbing him in Moonlight isn't the same one as in Hawaii Five-0 and that sounds really weird. Whatever, I'll just watch the original version online.

Also, talking about Hawaii Five-0, since I was teasing my mum telling her I've already seen the whole first season, yesterday she told me "You know, they're airing it in the afternoon too. I can watch it and you can't! Hah!" (Yes, we act just like little kids.) I checked and saw it was the original '70s series and told her so. Then last night I asked her "So, how was it?" She looked quite disappointed and said "It's so... serious". Yeah, I suppose bromantic bickering wasn't very popular back then. XD

And while we're talking about bromance:

Bromance of the decade )
gothikmaus: (Hawaii Five-O)
So, it seems summer is over, it rained quite a lot yesterday and temperatures have dropped. I will have to go back to wearing shoes instead of sandals, boo.

But the end of summer also means the start of the new TV season, specifically new NCIS and Hawaii Five-0 episodes on Sunday night. Of course last night's H50 episode wasn't exactly new to me (Italian TV only aired 10 episodes before "summer break", I watched the rest online), but it was nice watching it again, even if listening to them speak Italian was a bit weird. I usually go all "WTF the voices are ALL WRONG ARGH!", but not this time. Maybe it's because I actually watched the dubbed version before I moved on to the original one, but the Italian voices weren't too bad. I actually thought "Oh, Danny sounds cute." :3

Also, my mother likes the series as well, so I told her "You know, I've already seen the whole first season" and she was all "OMG I hate youuu!" XD

And today... Season 2! Hopefully the first episode will be online tomorrow night, so I can watch it when I get home from the gym. Ooh, I can't wait!


Jun. 5th, 2011 09:42 pm
gothikmaus: (Hawaii Five-O)
I'm finally all caught up with Hawaii Five-O and the only thing I have to say about the finale is: the authors are a bunch of sadistic bastards. As if the Sherlock Cliffhanger of Doom (TM) weren't enough. My fandoms hate me. ;_;

The good thing about today, though, is that after this morning's swim and the above-mentioned episode I was full of energy and decided to be productive for once, so I opened up the "Temp" folder in my computer and moved/deleted hundreds of files. I'm not done yet, but at least I got rid of the oldest stuff.

I've also been in an artistic mood lately, I have two ideas, one for Sherlock and one for Hawaii Five-O, let's see how long it takes me to actually draw something...
gothikmaus: (Jigen)
I've been catching up on Hawaii Five-0 lately. In episode 13 there's a code to crack. And guess what: it's the stick figures from "The dancing men". I love it when my fandoms collide.


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