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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.

Shame.

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.

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Denim Overalls

2 Oct

Hey guys, do you remember that time I put really outdated information in a post? As in, information from two whole years ago?

That was hilarious. I mean, that was a riot.

If you don’t remember it, then forget I said anything at all. I deleted that post, along with a good chunk of my dignity. No big deal.

But ah, I was so young and naive then. I can still remember that post as though it were yesterday. Or even, like twenty hours ago.

(On another note, it’s easy to ignore those little dates on the bottom of the google results.)

For those of you who happily missed it, I was basically whining about conflicting information regarding the development of the newest Narnia movie – yes the newest Narnia movie.

After some not-very-difficult research that I should have done earlier, I now know that The Silver Chair is currently in pre-production. Mystery solved.

Excuse me while I don the cone of shame.


But as Cecil Baldwin would say, “Let’s not dwell on our corpse-strewn past!”

As Disney’s Meet the Robinsons would say, “Keep moving forward!”

And as I say as of this exact moment, “They better not be kidding about The Silver Chair this time.”

After Voyage of the Dawn Treader back in 2010, I was stupid excited for the next one, and more than a little bit disappointed when it didn’t happen. My reaction to the news of a Silver Chair movie is slightly more reserved than it was three years ago.

I just don’t know if I’m ready to trust these people again, you know? I’m still hurting.

But I have to say, nothing would heal me faster than a cast list for The Silver Chair. (Except for fresh bagels, but that’s another point entirely)

You may notice that this post is far more casual than I usually intend my posts to be. In that case, as my train of thought has been totally derailed because the engineer overlooked doing her research properly before setting everything in motion (dang it, self), I’m going to turn this post into a denim overalls post (multi-functional and all-encompassing, though not very attractive).

Without any further ado,

  • A new Agents of SHIELD episode aired last night

    This is Ward. He is pretty cool.

The episode was about seventeen seconds underway when my mum said she thought Agent Ward was boring. Then she went and watched Grey’s Anatomy.

This has been Mum’s Reviews. See you next week.

But seriously, what did you guys think of it? I enjoyed it, but I have a couple of things to say about it – first, dangerously low cabin pressure is dangerously low cabin pressure. A thin sheet of vinyl does not change that. (if you didn’t see the episode, I’m speaking gibberish, in which case akdhf;af) Second, due to the copious amounts of cliched conversation between the two, I can now confirm that Skye’s and Ward’s relationship is heading… Skyward.

#SorryNotSorry

  • From Up on Poppy Hill is out on DVD

This actually happened a few weeks ago, but just in case a few of you have not seen it, I’m reminding you. I’m sure there’s a few of you anime fans out there. Just watch it. Watch it and giggle about how adorable and awkward everything is.

  • Poll results

In “Socially Involved,” a post I published several weeks ago, I asked if social media A) brought you closer to people, B) brought you closer to some people and make you want to Hulk-smash other people, C) made you want to Hulk-smash everyone, or D) I am Loki of Asgard and I have no time for shenanigans like “feelings.”

Most of you said B, only one person said A (I’m surprised that it got that many), and fourteen said D.

You guys are awesome.

[However, at least one or two of you is lying.]

  • Hiatus

I’m going to be taking a short hiatus from my blog soon, in order to both enjoy the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and to attempt to focus on school a little better. It’s not because an obscure, yet sinister, government operation is after me and I have to cover my tracks. It’s not that at all.

Stop even thinking about it.

Also, send help.

And have a spectacular day.