ithildin
19 June 2010 @ 11:29 am
Not So Good  
I didn't do so well with the thirty days of TV thing. I did like, two? At this rate, I'll be doing it all year!

Writing verbal fights is hard. Like really. I'm struggling with the part I'm writing since it's mostly all fight. I'll keep whapping at it though.

The wee fluffball of doom somehow managed to post this before I was done! 'My fingers are not chew toys! Stop it!' Where was I? My hands and fingers are a mass of punctures and cuts. Ouch!

We watched The Young Victoria on VOD last night. It was really a lovely movie.
 
 
ithildin
19 June 2010 @ 11:29 am
Not So Good  
I didn't do so well with the thirty days of TV thing. I did like, two? At this rate, I'll be doing it all year!

Writing verbal fights is hard. Like really. I'm struggling with the part I'm writing since it's mostly all fight. I'll keep whapping at it though.

The wee fluffball of doom somehow managed to post this before I was done! 'My fingers are not chew toys! Stop it!' Where was I? My hands and fingers are a mass of punctures and cuts. Ouch!

We watched The Young Victoria on VOD last night. It was really a lovely movie.
 
 
ithildin
19 June 2010 @ 11:29 am
Not So Good  
I didn't do so well with the thirty days of TV thing. I did like, two? At this rate, I'll be doing it all year!

Writing verbal fights is hard. Like really. I'm struggling with the part I'm writing since it's mostly all fight. I'll keep whapping at it though.

The wee fluffball of doom somehow managed to post this before I was done! 'My fingers are not chew toys! Stop it!' Where was I? My hands and fingers are a mass of punctures and cuts. Ouch!

We watched The Young Victoria on VOD last night. It was really a lovely movie.
 
 
ithildin
12 June 2010 @ 02:00 pm
30 Days of TV: Day Two  
Since I'm far too lazy to link back to all the posts, I made a tag! So click the 30 Days tag for prior entries.

Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching: Friday Night Lights

How I love this show! And it's yet another show I started watching due to Grey's Anatomy (the first one was SPN) The episode with Pink Mist Guy, who turned out to be Kyle Chandler, the star of FNL. I liked him enough that I decided to give FNL a look, even though I thought the show was just about football and teenagers. I really am not overly fond of teen shows. Boy, was I wrong! This is one of the best 'little' shows on TV. Set in a small town in TX, the show is actually filmed outside Austin, so it has a sense or 'real' to it you just don't get in a Hollywood posing as another place filmed show. I love the characters - even the teens! - the relationships, the real love these actors obviously have for their characters and their show. Sadly, it's most likely the next season will be the last. It was canceled once, but DirectTV made a deal with NBC - shorter season, they put up money, and it only airs on their satellite network. After it airs there, it is shown on NBC. They have already filmed the upcoming season, and the current one just started its network run. But despite its critical acclaim, and devoted fanbase, just not enough people watch. I'm going to be very sad when I can no longer visit Dillon, Texas every week.
 
 
ithildin
12 June 2010 @ 02:00 pm
30 Days of TV: Day Two  
Since I'm far too lazy to link back to all the posts, I made a tag! So click the 30 Days tag for prior entries.

Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching: Friday Night Lights

How I love this show! And it's yet another show I started watching due to Grey's Anatomy (the first one was SPN) The episode with Pink Mist Guy, who turned out to be Kyle Chandler, the star of FNL. I liked him enough that I decided to give FNL a look, even though I thought the show was just about football and teenagers. I really am not overly fond of teen shows. Boy, was I wrong! This is one of the best 'little' shows on TV. Set in a small town in TX, the show is actually filmed outside Austin, so it has a sense or 'real' to it you just don't get in a Hollywood posing as another place filmed show. I love the characters - even the teens! - the relationships, the real love these actors obviously have for their characters and their show. Sadly, it's most likely the next season will be the last. It was canceled once, but DirectTV made a deal with NBC - shorter season, they put up money, and it only airs on their satellite network. After it airs there, it is shown on NBC. They have already filmed the upcoming season, and the current one just started its network run. But despite its critical acclaim, and devoted fanbase, just not enough people watch. I'm going to be very sad when I can no longer visit Dillon, Texas every week.
 
 
ithildin
12 June 2010 @ 02:00 pm
30 Days of TV: Day Two  
Since I'm far too lazy to link back to all the posts, I made a tag! So click the 30 Days tag for prior entries.

Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching: Friday Night Lights

How I love this show! And it's yet another show I started watching due to Grey's Anatomy (the first one was SPN) The episode with Pink Mist Guy, who turned out to be Kyle Chandler, the star of FNL. I liked him enough that I decided to give FNL a look, even though I thought the show was just about football and teenagers. I really am not overly fond of teen shows. Boy, was I wrong! This is one of the best 'little' shows on TV. Set in a small town in TX, the show is actually filmed outside Austin, so it has a sense or 'real' to it you just don't get in a Hollywood posing as another place filmed show. I love the characters - even the teens! - the relationships, the real love these actors obviously have for their characters and their show. Sadly, it's most likely the next season will be the last. It was canceled once, but DirectTV made a deal with NBC - shorter season, they put up money, and it only airs on their satellite network. After it airs there, it is shown on NBC. They have already filmed the upcoming season, and the current one just started its network run. But despite its critical acclaim, and devoted fanbase, just not enough people watch. I'm going to be very sad when I can no longer visit Dillon, Texas every week.
 
 
ithildin
09 June 2010 @ 07:31 pm
30 Days of TV: Day One  
Day 01 - A show that should have never been canceled: Christy.

Christy was a series back in 1994, based on the novel of the same name, starring Kellie Martin, Tyne Daly (who won an Emmy for her role), and Stewart Finlay-McLennan. I'd enjoyed the novel when I was a teenager, but I adored the TV series. It had both Tyne Daly and Kellie Martin, two actresses that I was a fan of, with the added bonus of hunky Scots actor Stewart Finlay-McLennan (hey, I'm shallow!), plus, it was set in the early 20th century and filmed on location in Tennessee. But more than that, the show had heart and soul. This was about real people, who had lived a century before, and it took an unflinching look at poverty in 1912 Appalachia. As an added bonus, there was burning UST between Christy and Neil, that thanks to the show being canceled, was never resolved. This is a show I can watch over and over again, and never tire of it. It was joyful, heartbreaking, and full of love.

Why was it canceled? Well, you see, CBS also had Touched By an Angel, and it was decided that they only wanted one 'Christian show', and TBAA was cheaper to produce, not being a period piece, or a show filmed on location. So Chrsty got the axe so Angel could keep flitting around the countryside. I'm still bitter - can you tell? :P

They finally put out cheap, no extra DVDs a few years back, so I was able to replace my very worn, taped of the TV copies. They also made a miniseries a few years back, picking up where they left off. The only original cast member back was Stewart, but it just didn't have the magic of the original cast. Well, that's what the imagination is for :)

Future Days... )
 
 
ithildin
09 June 2010 @ 07:31 pm
30 Days of TV: Day One  
Day 01 - A show that should have never been canceled: Christy.

Christy was a series back in 1994, based on the novel of the same name, starring Kellie Martin, Tyne Daly (who won an Emmy for her role), and Stewart Finlay-McLennan. I'd enjoyed the novel when I was a teenager, but I adored the TV series. It had both Tyne Daly and Kellie Martin, two actresses that I was a fan of, with the added bonus of hunky Scots actor Stewart Finlay-McLennan (hey, I'm shallow!), plus, it was set in the early 20th century and filmed on location in Tennessee. But more than that, the show had heart and soul. This was about real people, who had lived a century before, and it took an unflinching look at poverty in 1912 Appalachia. As an added bonus, there was burning UST between Christy and Neil, that thanks to the show being canceled, was never resolved. This is a show I can watch over and over again, and never tire of it. It was joyful, heartbreaking, and full of love.

Why was it canceled? Well, you see, CBS also had Touched By an Angel, and it was decided that they only wanted one 'Christian show', and TBAA was cheaper to produce, not being a period piece, or a show filmed on location. So Chrsty got the axe so Angel could keep flitting around the countryside. I'm still bitter - can you tell? :P

They finally put out cheap, no extra DVDs a few years back, so I was able to replace my very worn, taped of the TV copies. They also made a miniseries a few years back, picking up where they left off. The only original cast member back was Stewart, but it just didn't have the magic of the original cast. Well, that's what the imagination is for :)

Future Days... )
 
 
ithildin
09 June 2010 @ 07:31 pm
30 Days of TV: Day One  
Day 01 - A show that should have never been canceled: Christy.

Christy was a series back in 1994, based on the novel of the same name, starring Kellie Martin, Tyne Daly (who won an Emmy for her role), and Stewart Finlay-McLennan. I'd enjoyed the novel when I was a teenager, but I adored the TV series. It had both Tyne Daly and Kellie Martin, two actresses that I was a fan of, with the added bonus of hunky Scots actor Stewart Finlay-McLennan (hey, I'm shallow!), plus, it was set in the early 20th century and filmed on location in Tennessee. But more than that, the show had heart and soul. This was about real people, who had lived a century before, and it took an unflinching look at poverty in 1912 Appalachia. As an added bonus, there was burning UST between Christy and Neil, that thanks to the show being canceled, was never resolved. This is a show I can watch over and over again, and never tire of it. It was joyful, heartbreaking, and full of love.

Why was it canceled? Well, you see, CBS also had Touched By an Angel, and it was decided that they only wanted one 'Christian show', and TBAA was cheaper to produce, not being a period piece, or a show filmed on location. So Chrsty got the axe so Angel could keep flitting around the countryside. I'm still bitter - can you tell? :P

They finally put out cheap, no extra DVDs a few years back, so I was able to replace my very worn, taped of the TV copies. They also made a miniseries a few years back, picking up where they left off. The only original cast member back was Stewart, but it just didn't have the magic of the original cast. Well, that's what the imagination is for :)

Future Days... )