heathershaped: (Mad Men: Betty)
+ I finally watched the Mad Men finale. spoilers )

As for Betty, she remains compelling and difficult to watch and I love her sfm. I don't agree with people saying that she's been ruined or that she's over-the-top or out of character, or even that she's being vilified. She's being exactly who she's always been, and for a reason. I read something on Tiger Beatdown (via tumblr) last night that was so on-point it made me cry: No One's Ever On Your Side: Betty Draper-Francis Still Needs Your Love. (There's some discussion of cycles of abuse that may be triggery.)

We all said we wanted Betty to get in touch with her anger, but we expected that anger to look admirable and positive and feminist. We didn’t consider that it might just be anger. That she might just not bother to think about how she was serving the world or women or the audience when she finally got to the point of rage.


I still think hers is one of the most relentlessly feminist portrayals on television.

+ I was going to put more stuff in this post, but nah. Might have a linkspam later though. :D
heathershaped: (TVD: Bonnie)
+ True Blood has sucked so much this season, haha. What even was that finale. quick spoiler )

+ Haven't seen Mad Men 4x08 yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

+ Watched the Nikita pilot yesterday. I am so down. The writing was so-so (loads of introductory expo-dumping) but Maggie is amazing and it's got loads of potential. That said? lol, Shane West.

+ Did NOT watch the VMA's (tumblr kept me abreast of the happenings). LOL at more Kanye/Taylor drama. Are we done weeping over that girl yet? *kanye shrug* I'll probably catch Kanye's and Florence and the Machine's performances on YT later, but no interest in anything else.

+ I don't think I posted about Vampire Diaries 2x01. AMAYSING. Would not even know where to start. ALL OF IT WAS ACES. ESPECIALLY KATHERINE AND BONNIE, oh my god. Quick rec: [livejournal.com profile] sarahtales on why TVD is the greatest.

+ Kind of looking back on the Merlin premiere with mild irritation atm. Maybe I'll feel better after Saturday's episode.
heathershaped: (comics: harley/ivy)
I'm actually going to be brief about True Blood this time instead of just saying I'm going to be brief and then rambling, haha. Because I want to talk about two other thingies!

True Blood 3x10 )

Mad Men 4x05 )

Finally, I'm about halfway finished reading Runaways. LOVE. general non-spoilery thoughts )

spoilery thoughts through 2x15 )
heathershaped: (Mad Men: who are you supposed to be)
So I caught Sherlock yesterday, being a fan of Moffat's writing on Who I had to give it a shot. I generally really like the series - I think the cinematography is great, the performances are stellar, the dynamic between John and Sherlock is pitch perfect, and the writing and dialogue are good. So yeah, I really do like it overall. There are a few things stopping me from loving it, though.

Sherlock parts 1 and 2, mostly concerning marginalized character representation )

True Blood remains crazy but there were some definite bright spots for me this week.True Blood 3x07 )

Finally, Mad Men 4x02 )
heathershaped: (Mad Men: Peggy high)
So Mad Men is back, and this week's True Blood was the first of the season to have me actually looking forward to next week. WHEE.

true blood 3x06 spoilers )





Mad Men 4x01 spoilers )
heathershaped: (Merlin: 99 problems but a dude ain't one)
+ Mad Men is the best show on television.

+ UNRELATEDLY, I am watching Xena at the moment. I couldn't say why, you'd have to ask [livejournal.com profile] fiiishy; she's the one who put visions of Gwen and Morgana: WARRIOR PRINCESSES in my head.

Anyway, I haven't seen this show in years, and it is even slashier than I remembered. Not surprising considering that I was v. v. young and without slash goggles at the time, and I STILL SAW IT. It's the first episode and Xena and Gabrielle are already in love. Gabrielle doesn't want to stay with dull boring betrothed!guy, she wants to go with Xena and she doesn't even care where! ♥

(Also, this guy appearing in the first episode is Chase from Legend of the Seeker. His name in this is Draco, and he was hot.)

+ In other news, screw the US House of Representatives for buying historic health care legislation at the price of reproductive rights. WAY TO THROW US UNDER THE BUS, ASSHOLES.



most random post ever, y/y?
heathershaped: (Merlin: Gwen hollow)
+ I am home from work today. Know how on Friday I was wondering if I was coming down with something? I WAS. :D Starting to feel better now though; I think it's just a cold and not the flu or anything.

+ If any of you remember Geocities, check xkcd's page today. Serious lulz, and memories. Oh god, the stars and scroll text and comic sans. COMIC SANS. I remember when almost all the fanfic I used to read was at Geocities or Angelfire. Animorphs slash? What Animorphs slash?

+ Two things I am newly watching: Emma (which is now over) and Parks and Recreation. I like this adaptation of Emma better than any I've seen; it's gorgeous and delightful and actually pretty hilarious. I wasn't sure I'd like Jonny Lee Miller as Knightly, but I was wrongggg, he is wonderful in it. And Parks and Recreation is just endless lols. And my crush on Rashida Jones is epic. Reminds me to do that massive picspam of my favorite female characters.

+ Mad Men seriously made me teary last night. Did anyone else wibble like a complete fool? Because I did. Don and Betty, Don and Betty. GAH. ALSO GO JOAN. But also aww, Joan. I want so much more for you. And Peggy had one line the whole episode, but if you're only going to get one line, it should definitely be "I can't turn it off; it's actually happening!" <333

+ Congratulations to everyone doing NaNoWriMo next month! I'll be cheering you on whilst NOT DOING IT. But! I did join [livejournal.com profile] wrisomifu (short for Write Something You Miserable Fuck), which [livejournal.com profile] sophinisba and [livejournal.com profile] briar_pipe pointed me to yesterday. You basically commit to writing anything for ten minutes of every day in the month of November. Literally anything; in my case, fanfic. And usually, if I can strap down and focus for ten minutes on something, it stretches out much longer than that. If anyone else wants to join me there, just comment here for an invite.
heathershaped: (Firefly still flying)
Being Human )

Supernatural - spoiler for 5x03 )

Dexter )

Mad Men )

SGA )

True Blood )


Firefly )
heathershaped: (Mad Men: Peggy high)
I just want to say something about last night's Mad Men -- which was too epic for me to even PROCESS, by the way.

I'll be brief )
heathershaped: (Mad Men: Joan)
+ I couldn't watch True Blood last night; will catch up when I get home. Hopefully I can keep avoiding spoilers.

+ I did catch Mad Men, which was the best episode yet, though some parts were ...jarring to stay the least. (What was WRONG with people back then? O_o) Anyway, Peggy and Joan continue to own my soul and I continue to watch the show with a mixture of squee and laughter and sadness and irritation and near-palpable tenseness.

+ The party post at camelot_fleet is still going and there are 600 comments or something. There's also a lot of commentfic and it's all fantastic. Gwen/Morgana and Gwen/Merlin and Morgana/Merlin and Uther/Dragon and Uther/Gaius and Arthur/Merlin/Morgana and Hunith/Arthur and Gwen/Nimueh and OT4 and Arthur/Gwen and and and I can't even remember. I'll re-post mine later, methinks.

+ I am recommending it all, but I have to single out this Gwen art, by [livejournal.com profile] yue_ix -- it's modern AU and she is a mechanic and it is BEAUTIFUL because her coveralls are down and she has freckles and a wrench and a tool belt and there's her HAIR and her top and the colors and she's wiping sweat off her brow and good lord it is the most gorgeous thing I've ever seen. And I should link to it, probably.

+ The new tagline for Merlin s2 is "You can't escape destiny." Why does that scare me? :P

+ ETA: Random 'WHOA' -- Disney is buying Marvel? What is this?

+ Deadline for [livejournal.com profile] hermionebigbang is next Sunday! We're excitedly waiting for the rest of the fics and art and we kind of have a lot of work to do. But we'll get it done and it'll be great. Posting for that starts on 19 September.

+ Hope everyone's getting their weeks off to a good start. After work, I've got coursework to get done for tomorrow, and betaing to do, and I should probably TRY to finish my reel_merlin.

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