On Catching Up

23 Oct

Hello dearies,

This post comes to you in five parts: Once Upon a Time, Emma Approved, Agents of SHIELD, Cabin Pressure, and January. (Yes, the month)

As of late, I have been catching up with a couple things and before you is my collective review of them. I’m sorry not sorry.

Once Upon a Time and I have recently reconnected after our squabble last season. Maybe it’s the thrill of being together again, maybe it’s improved, or maybe I just needed some time to myself, but it’s like we were never apart. He still has those annoying little habits, like relating backstory for days, and presenting cringe-worthy CGI, but if I can’t handle him at his worst, than I don’t deserve him at his best.

Don’t worry, even I find that last paragraph embarrassing.

No, but seriously, I’m quite enjoying the show now, between our lovely new villain (Peter Pan) and a delightful twist on our lovely old one (Captain Hook).

However, I admit that seeing my baby Tinkerbell dressed like a 90’s pop star wigged me out a bit.

But what can you do?

Emma Approved started a couple of weeks ago, but it’s still rather young as far as a webseries goes, so I’ll bring it up as well. I am loving it. It has been brought to us by the magical unicorns who brought us Lizzie Bennet Diaries, so there’s something to be happy about right there. In case you haven’t been informed, Emma Approved is a modern-day adaption of one of Jane Austen’s classics, Emma. I have not read this one, but I am planning to, and I have seen the Gwyneth Paltrow adaption and Clueless, so I have a pretty good grasp on what is going to happen.

The casting for this show makes me smile. Emma is perfect (perfect as only Emma can be – see also: adorable bossy steamroller), Harriet is perfect, and Mr. Knightly is perfect. (if you read those last four words with a certain emphasis, then you’re not reading it wrong.)

And I must say, I do love the relationship between Emma and Knightly at the  moment.

Sum it up in a gif? If you insist.

They’re simply charming.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is a show that has dragged my expectations around in a very erratic manner since it began. I missed a couple of episodes because life happened, but I am pleased to say I am all caught up now.

I loved the third and fourth episodes, but I’m slightly less crazy about the others. Don’t get me wrong, I am certainly enjoying it, it’s funny, has a good amount of fight scenes (but not an overabundance, where a lot of shows go wrong), but it is one of those shows that I’m a little bit embarrassed to watch if an uninterested party is in the room. Perhaps I’m just being overly cynical. Obviously, I’m going to keep watching it – I would be far, far sadder to see it go than I would to see it continue on in this caliber.

If you are looking for another episode of Mum’s Reviews (and who isn’t) like a couple of weeks ago, I’m sorry, but this week, Grey’s Anatomy took up the entirety of her attention during the episode, except for one Agents of SHIELD scene which induced me to say “WHAT” loudly, to which mum replied, “Is it believable?”

This was the scene in the hotel room when Skye’s surprise boyfriend, Miles, said he had been missing Skye like crazy.

(And no, not all that believable for me)

Also, thanks to Skymiles (are the writers doing this on purpose?), the latest episode really sent Skyward downward.


But none of this changes the fact that Fitzsimmons are a pair of magical meerkats, and Coulson is a beauty. So of course I like the show.

Cabin Pressure is something else with which I am slowly catching up, and taking my sweet time too, in order to savor each delicious one-liner. If you are unfamiliar with this fabulous piece of ear candy, it is an audio comedy released by BBC One radio. Full of British humor and spectacular voice actors (Oh look, Benedict Cumberbatch is in there too), it’s a lot like Fawlty Towers set in an airplane.

What’s that?

You haven’t watched Fawlty Towers?

Well, in that case, it’s a lot like Cabin Pressure set in a hotel (And it has John Cleese in it. I rest my case). Go partake of both, and then come back here and laugh at everyone who isn’t enjoying life as much as they could be.

Now then, just one more thing before I go – but you’ve probably heard the news already.

It was spread fastest by the unified superfan shriek heard everywhere within three miles of civilization, after all. But in the case you have not yet been alerted, then know this —

The Sherlock season 3 air date has been released.

January 19th.

Yes, this January.

I know man it’s just so soon

How weird is it going to be when, as an entire fandom, we have no hiatus to weep about for nearly three weeks? People won’t even be able to recognize us anymore.

This day was always coming, I suppose.

Ready yourselves, Sherlockians. Today, that day is nearer than ever it was before.

*gently dabs away tears with handkerchief*

But anyway.

Thanks for catching up with me, dearies! If you have any experiences related to the above topics, I would love to hear about them in the comments.

Here’s to all our future adventures, fictional and otherwise.

16 Responses to “On Catching Up”

  1. Kire October 23, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    Oi! January 16th is my father’s birthday!! I have a wonderful birthday present for me–er, him planned!

    • Emory October 23, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

      Hahahaha! Good to have priorities! 😉 Tell him I said happy birthday!
      … In three months…

      • Kire October 23, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

        I will?

  2. Sarah October 23, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    The series premiere is January 19th, not the 16th.

    • Emory October 23, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

      YESRIGHT oops, thank you! 🙂

      • HBubbles October 23, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

        Jan. 16th is my birthday as well. While I’m glad to have it cleared up, that’s a serious disappointment. -_- *shrug* ^^ Still close!

      • Emory October 23, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

        Yeah, not an ideal mistake, but hey, Sherlock can still be a late birthday present! 🙂

  3. Wasp October 23, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

    KNIGHTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have to say that, since he is my favorite Jane Austen man, I was EXTREMELY nervous that they…. might… ruin him……. BUT THEY DIDN’T!!!!!! And him and Emma… I have no words ^.^
    Also…. SHERLOCKSHERLOCKSHERLOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AGHHHHH!!!!! How. Will. I. Wait. Three. Months. Actually, less than three months… heh. And it’s only two months after November!!! Are they really expecting us to recover that quickly?! But it’s okay… I forgive them (:

    • Emory October 23, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

      Hahaha! Mmm. Yes, November is going to be an emotionally exhausting month, but two months seems sufficient. 🙂 I’m so happy you like Knightly! He is fantastic, indeed.

  4. HBubbles October 23, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    Emma Approved: Where can I watch this? *puppy face*
    Agents of SHIELD: Again, I’m so with you on this. I was also upset about the unannounced intimate scene… It would have been fine by myself, but with my brother watching with me, it was a lengthy channel switch. Fitzsimmons are undoubtedly beautiful meerkats, tied together at the tail and squabbling about how to untie themselves. What is your idea of May? Here’s to the show improving, as it has slowly been doing!
    Cabin Pressure: *high five for sheer awesomeness and the beautiful thing that is that radio show*

    Sherlock: …

    *CUE SCREAMING* That is what I get for being unplugged today, due to the amount of activities I’ve had. BUT HOLY TARDIS OH MY GOSH.

    • Emory October 23, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

      Emma Approved: In the paragraph where I talk about it, there’s a link! Go enjoy! 🙂
      AoS: Ooo, yes, that makes the scene a bit more uncomfortable. That was so unannounced! I was like, wait, are you angry at him or into him? I’m getting MIXED SIGNALS SKYE
      Cabin Pressure: *returns high five* Your pinterest page is what convinced me to look it up! 😀 So thaaaanks!

      • HBubbles October 24, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

        Emma Approved: Aaaahhh. Yes. *ahem* *recovers* *dashes in search*
        AoS (ooh, yes, acronyms): It truly did. Skye really failed as a charrie in that whole episode. One moment she was mad, the next utterly defensive, the next contrite… Gah! Make up your mind!
        Cabin Pressure: *takes a moment* Ah! You were the one who left the lovely comment on the “Arthur-y” pin? Wow, had no idea we were both stalking each other. 😉

      • Emory October 24, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

        Haha! Yay for mutual stalking! 🙂

  5. Mockingbird October 23, 2013 at 9:15 pm #



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