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THIS WEEK’S MISFITS


OK so I am kind of much less excited about this most recent episode after thinking it over for a couple of days - my feeling is that it’s MUCH EASIER to set up this foreknowledge thing than to pay it off in a satisfying way. Like - I am NOT AT ALL complaining that we got Simon being VERY VERY attractive, semi-naked & INTENSE & keen on giving head - and I really, really like the Simon/Alisha that we got, and also HURRAH for Alisha getting her first decent big story in forever - and I think we really got the fundamental of her character stated when she said, brokenly - not QUITE crying - ‘I’m not always a bitch’ or ‘I'm not a bitch all the time’ - and then Simon the darling boy saying very seriously ‘I never thought you were a bitch, I think it’s difficult for beautiful girls -’

But basics: Alisha has been until now probably the most poorly characterized of them all; this episode means this is NO LONGER THE CASE.

BUT BUT BUT - now that we KNOW this is going to happen, it will be narratively UNSATISFYING if we DO get there - because where’s the surprise in that? - and STUPID if we DON’T - because how does that work? I think Heroes got into terrible tangles with this, because it's very exciting to have time travel, but very difficult to use it in a way that doesn't mess the whole story up.

SO YEAH, having been all WOOOO about it I am increasingly anxious about where they think they’re going; I am totally ready to be won over once again; after all, I did spend most of the episode being 10000% crazy about it.

ALSO: ahaha Nathan & Simon, I am glad they had simon react as he did to Nathan’s overtures because a) it obviously WOULD be creepy and alarming if your friend put a hand on your thigh and started talking about dry humping while looking at you with strange staring eyes, and b) Robert Sheehan makes Nathan-trying-for-sexy TOTALLY HILARIOUS, it is hilarious even when he is getting into Kelly’s knickers and it does nothing for Kelly whatsoever.

Also how upstanding and righteous and noble is Kelly? Her reaction when hearing nathan came onto simon was to go and slap Nathan upside the head and tell him to stop being a dickhead & messing Simon about; her own ROMANTIC FEELINGS toward Nathan definitely coming second to her sense of obligation to her friends.

(I also find it hilarious that in the FOUR DAYS since Thursday 11pm, about a MILLION fics & fanvideos & icon sets have been posted on [livejournal.com profile] misfitse4 , which is something like the entirety of what was posted in the preceding month. (this is not a fact, just an impression.) )

ALSO: misfits is so, so beautifully shot - it is basically ENTIRELY GREY, and then you get the pops of orange jumpsuit leaping out at you.

ALSO: I have great love for the fact that every one of the main five wears their jumpsuit slightly differently - Alisha has a belt to cinch the waist, rolls up the ankles of the jumpsuit & undoes the top couple of buttons, Curtis takes off the top part & ties it round his waist, Nathan has all the front buttons undone and the whole thing very messy. Kelly doesn’t do anything consciously to hers, I think, just puts it on, does it up and goes with it - no effort to make it tidy, no effort to make it anything else - unlike Simon, who has every button done up very properly, sleeves pulled right the way down, the whole thing looking very clean and almost ironed.

NATHAN/SIMON, oh how I lolleth at it, and still I shippeth it.



LAST WEEK’S MERLIN:

Basically, it was ONE GREAT 45-MINUTE LONG ‘It Gets Better’ video, Merlin being all, ‘it’s not so bad! Look at me, I’m a well- adjusted young gay warlock with a fulfilling life and I can practice my magic, it's not so bad!"

And Dudley-Dursley-actor-fellow (HOW GREAT WAS HE, really literally doing good acting), is all - "NO NO, I WANT, I WANT TO KILL AND MAIM AND I DON'T CARE WHO DIES - oh wait your life is in fact ok, I too can cope with being a young gay warlock, I no longer have a deathwish!"

And Merlin’s like "YES, SEE, it got better for me, it will get better for you! Write to me when you’ve found a boyfriend!"

Also I would like to say that usually during Merlin what I cry out at the screen is along the lines of ‘OH MY GOD MERLIN YOU ARE SUCH AN IDIOT, OH MY GOD EVERYONE IS A FOOL,’ and THIS episode I was yelling ‘OH MY GOD MERLIN, YOU ARE DOING EXACTLY THE RIGTH THING, HOW THE FUCK DID YOU GET SO SENSIBLE ALL OF A SUDDEN, WHENCE THIS WEEK’S RESPONSIBLE NATURE, HMMM?’

Basically: Merlin, weirdly, spent the ENTIRE EPISODE doing the RIGHT THING, what’s up with that.



THIS WEEK’S MERLIN

[livejournal.com profile] fatherbananas  and [livejournal.com profile] kenovay , I THOUGHT OF YOU BOTH

I thought of [livejournal.com profile] fatherbananas  when we were TORMENTED with the thought that SIR LEON might be dead, because [livejournal.com profile] fatherbananas  is the first person I remember pointing out the total awesomeness of Sir Leon. I love that they put off his name to end of the list of dead knights, so everyone across the land would be crying out NOT SIR LEON! SAY IT ISN’T SO, TELL US SIR LEON IS OK!!! and OBVIOUSLY he could not be dead, the nation would go into mourning if this was the case.

And then, as soon as Gawain popped up I thought, ah yessss Gawain of the ludicrous hair, and then, and THEN, he had to fight Arthur!

AND a few weeks ago [livejournal.com profile] kenovay  said, ‘the epic-ness of merlin/gawain is blinding,’ to which I replied thus:

My headcanon is that he and merlin just, like, have sex (beginning with that time he wakes up UNCLOTHED in merlin's bed), all very good-humoured, all fun, and Merlin likes having a relationship that isn't totally a) hopeless and b) angsty as his one with Arthur is, and Gwaine does sort of hope Merlin can get it together with Arthur eventually, but in the meantime - SEX.

And she replied thus:

OH GOD TOTALLY. Although I think in my headcanon, Gwaine sort of, after a few months, begins to realise that actually, no, he's totally going to fight Arthur for Merlin. Not, like, actually fight, because that's not flattering, but just, he starts getting twitchy.

And ISN’T THAT BASICALLY WHAT WE GOT THIS EVENING?? hush let me explain: Arthur fighting instead of Merlin because Merlin'd get killed, i.e. fighting TO SAVE MERLIN, i.e. for merlin, and then gwain fighting srthur, which really means if gawain wins he’s won merlin, doesn’t it? SHUSH, this is why they were fighting, it was over merlin, or FOR merlin, or merlin’s SEXY LOVE - Arthur can’t lose, because it would look bad to Merlin, and Gawain wants to win, because of wanting to impress MERLIN (even though the whole thing’s a sham) - SO YEAH

Yes, those really are the profound thoughts I felt I needed to share with the class. Also, what, this episode was called 'The Coming Of Arthur'? They're just messing with us, aren't they. 


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