MP - My Brain Hurts

My 2014 Media Round-Up

Another year has come and gone, so let's take a quick look at what I particularly enjoyed (or didn't) on TV.

TV-wise, I didn't think 2014 was a big year. I already posted about the new summer shows earlier in the year, so I won't repeat what I wrote there. The Strain and The Last Ship didn't make the cut and I discarded them off my to-watch list after the pilot.

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It's that time of year again...

In lieu of a proper Christmas card (cause I'm notoriously bad about writing them), I'm extending best wishes to everyone this Holiday Season. May 2015 bring lots of wonderful things and less stupid people.

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Is it just me...

… or is the Sherlock s3 Blu-ray gag reel the most boring blooper reel ever? Just seems like they don’t really have much fun on set, which is a bit of a let-down.

The one (!) deleted scene was a nice touch, but nothing to get excited about. I’m hoping that the episode commentary at least offers some nice insight, otherwise I’m gonna be more than slightly upset that I spent 25 EUR on a second Blu-ray season 3 set when I already bought the barebones edition in January. Guh.

<== Take a look at my Sherlock icon. Sherlock is judging you, Mofftiss.

Dominion - Michael Sea

The Adventures of the Almighty Archangels

I was trying to demonstrate to someone how to cut out objects in Corel PhotoPaint, and then this just… kinda happened. :-D

(Will probably be a tad funnier if you've seen SyFy's Dominion...)

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PS: I've also recently written a shitload of Dominion fanfic. Feels good to be back in the writing game, and the fandom is super fun because the show's creator proactively interacts with the fans in a way I've never seen before. I've made quite a few new online friends. It's been very rewarding. Now all we need is for SyFy to announce renewal. Might be touch and go, but it's hard to say. I'll be so pissed if the show gets canned.
ReGenesis - Smile Like You Mean It

New Summer Shows Tryout: Part 2

Like I said in my previous post, next on my list for summer shows to look into was Dominion, Extant and The Wil Wheaton Project.

I can now happily report that I've sampled all of their pilots, and actually like them all. I'm not super crazy about Extant or TWWP, but I think I like them enough to keep watching. As for Dominion, that one positively surprised me. I'm not usually into "mystical angel stuff" (as hope_calaris so eloquently put it), and I haven't seen Legion, but I gave it a shot, and I'm glad I did. The story is compelling, and I like the characters. Even the evil ones.

This one guy, I had a really hard time figuring out where I knew him from. Luke Something-Something. Or so? I don't remember. I'm shite at remembering names. But anyway, I looked him up on IMDb, and--tada! He was in Monroe. Playing a not exactly likeable guy either. *gasp* What a surprise! As a Cabin Pressure fan, it's also nice to finally see Anthony Head in moving pictures. Albeit with an American accent... *sigh* Lots of accents going on in this one. Not all genuine, unfortunately. Even I can tell.

And now it's back to the sofa for more extreme-couching. But I figure I've earned it, seeing how I started my day with a 90-minute Vinyasa Flow yoga workout. Ommmmmm.
Being Human US - Uhm...

New summer shows tryout: Part 1

I downloaded a number of pilots this week to look into a few of the new summer shows that sounded halfway interesting. I tried The Strain last night. While I did make it through the whole pilot, the reaction was rather along the lines of... meh. Quite sure I'm not gonna watch more of that.

Same with The Last Ship, whose pilot I gave a shot last week or so. Meh. Off the to-watch list immediately. I dunno. I just don't like Eric Dane much, especially not in another macho role. None of the other characters drew me in either, and the plot alone won't make me want to tune in again.

Next up will be Extant, Dominion and The Wil Wheaton Project.

Oh, and I realized that there was the lost episode 1x13 of Believe, which NBC never aired after the show was cancelled. Looks like it's been shown in the UK in the meantime, which led to it also popping up online. I grew quite attached to the show, and it's one of the handful this year where I mourned the cancellation. TV mogul bastards!