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Thursday, August 17th, 2017 07:28 pm
Between the addictive nature of tumblr, my summer travels, and an ongoing resurgence of reading fiction (and not the fan-written type either, *gasp!*), I haven't posted on LJ/DW in aaaaaages. Now I'm trying to update my DW reading list to include anyone I followed on LJ who is active here. Which probably means posting a note on tumblr. Ah, the irony.

Anyway! TV: I'm still catching up on season three of The Flash. The season has very mediocre reviews, but so far I still like the characters enough to give it a shot. I need to finish Luke Cage season one, and since The Defenders will be available soon, it's time to rush a bit more.

After some hesitation I finished both seasons of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and I recommend it. It never undercuts its own premise, which is a pretty breathtaking accomplishment for a show that seems to be so sunny and happy on the surface.

FX's Legion has one short season, and it is... trippy. That dude who played someone snooty on Downton Abbey and the Beast in the live action remake of Beauty and the Beast (which I still haven't watched) is the male lead. It's an interesting show; not at all what I would expect from a comic book adaptation, but apparently the comic series itself is very unconventional, with an exploration of mental illness.

Still Star-Crossed is a summer show, and not one I'd say was brilliant (the writing could be better), but it's well-acted enough and the costumes are gorgeous so I'm enjoying it anyway. Oh, and everybody is so pretty, and Anthony Stuart Head is ambiguously evil. What more could you want?

Most of my fannish energy has been focused on Star Wars lately, but movies apparently aren't compatible with my abilities to write fanfic. Or even with my interest in reading fanfic. So mostly I reblog tumblr posts about Star Wars and admire the talents of the gif-makers.

Books: my favorite read this year so far is The Opposite of Everyone, by Joshilyn Jackson. Gah, I love it a lot. Sharp leading woman, a heartbreaking mother-daughter relationship, an eyes-wide-open look at another character with alcoholism... and yet it's still incredibly hopeful.

Second place book: hm, probably Crescent, by Diana Abu-Jaber. If you like tracking people's reading lists, I'm on goodreads. Send me a message and I'll let you know my username there. (Not posting it here because it includes my actual first name.)
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Sunday, February 19th, 2017 08:51 pm
Oh, hey there.

TV: Supergirl is off my watch list because 1) it was too hard to stay caught up without episodes on hulu.com, and 2) bad treatment of James Olsen. I may binge-watch on Netflix after season two ends, but it depends on the final result of #2.

The Flash has the same problem in terms of accessibility, but it hasn't yet sidelined an important character of color and swapped his/her romance for a white character yet, so I probably will watch it on Netflix when season four is done.

I finished The Good Place last night and I'm still laughing over some bits and mulling over others. It was a wild ride.

NBC's Timeless is absolutely precious to me. If you're curious, give it two episodes, because the pilot is solid, but some elements really need a second episode to pull together. Fingers crossed that it gets renewed. (Season finale tomorrow night, I think?)

Superstore lost me early in season two. Too many resets on previously-established characterization.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is still good, although there's a mid-season hiatus right now.

Oh! Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has actually been interesting enough for me to watch as it airs this season! Usually I binge-watch during the summer.

Emerald City is kinda trash, but it's gorgeous trash. Tarsem Singh (The Fall, The Cell) directed all of the episodes. It's worth a watch just for the visuals. I think the season finale was last night? Haven't had a chance to watch yet.

I've seen four episodes of This Is Us, and I'm absolutely planning on catching up on the rest soon. Which should be easier now that Timeless and Emerald City are done/almost done with their first seasons.

Undecided about Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. It teeters on that line between funny and squirming in embarrassment for me. (I think it's on season two, but I'm in early season one.)
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Monday, October 31st, 2016 08:59 pm
I mentioned a TV update, so here we go:

I haven't started season two of Supergirl yet, mostly because of a spoiler from 2.01 that annoyed me. I think we've had three episodes so far? I'm willing to bet I'll cave soon enough and watch, mostly for J'onn J'onzz and Alex Danvers.

Brooklyn Nine Nine had a clunky premise to start season three four (???!!!), but we finally got past it without too much pain. Their Halloween episode was a delight, and I think I'm going to rewatch it soon for the lovely character interactions.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. started off strong in its fourth season but has fizzled a bit for the last two. My opinion on this miiiiight be directly tied to the amount of screentime given to Elena Rodriguez, though. Maybe. Possibly. (Okay, totally.) I do enjoy Ghost Rider so far, and hope to see him throughout the season.

The Flash is still very much what it's always been: far too focused on Barry to give the other characters much attention. It's frustrating, because I like the other characters, and it's easy to resent Barry for hogging all of the screen time. *sigh*

Alas for Jane the Virgin, somebody wasn't actually dead (and is still in the same narrative spot as before) and therefore I'm still not watching.

I think Superstore is back? I need to check out its second season.

And finally: the first two episodes of Stranger Things (netflix original show) were interesting enough for me to keep watching in spite of jump-starts and too much suspense for this wimp. So... no watching right before bedtime for me, that's for sure.
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Sunday, April 10th, 2016 07:58 pm
Shipping is messing up my TV shows. Or rather, my changed perceptions of romantic pairings has altered how I enjoy (or don’t enjoy) certain shows. I used to go along with whatever canon ships were presented, and that was that. At least for the most part. Now I’ve gotten more picky, and certain ships have become deal-breakers if the writing does nothing to call out / fix the problems in the ship.

I’m gonna blather about Jane the Virgin and Agent Carter and the ships I dislike on those shows, AND how Brooklyn Nine Nine managed to win me over. This goes behind a cut. Spoilers, obviously. B99, JtV, and AC )
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Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 09:21 pm
Beware typos.

So I had a real problem with Jane the Virgin )

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues its uneven writing, but I'm currently fairly pleased with the villain currently inhabiting the body of Grant Ward. Mostly it's schadenfreude, I'll admit. And I'm okay with that! Lance Hunter annoys me SO MUCH, but actor Nick Blood is so gorgeous that it's... confusing at times. Heh. Mostly I'm here for the May and Daisy show, though. Oh, and Bobbi. I love Bobbi.

Relatedly, Agent Carter finished season two, and aie. That was not the season I'd hoped for. I've already complained about the show's treatment of Jason Wilkes, the show's one and only addition in the name of diversity. The writing for him didn't really improve overall. *sigh*

Need to catch up on Supergirl (only one episode behind, but it looks like it's a very good one). The show itself has generally trended better since the beginning of this first season. The fandom is terrible, alas, but I mostly stay in my little corner of the internet.

CBS is going to burn through the short fifth season of Person of Interest, starting in May and ending in June. Two episodes a week, apparently. Honestly, I'll be relieved to have it done. The actors and writers have mostly moved on, since filming ended in December, I believe. Sarah Shahi is going to be the lead in a contemporary update of Nancy Drew, which we all know I'll watch even if it's terrible. (Maybe not all of it, but I'll certainly give it a try.)

Book update in a few days? Maybe?
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Monday, February 29th, 2016 08:54 pm
I haven't finished the book I planned to read for Black History month: Ida: A Sword Among Lions. It's about Ida B. Wells, and if you don't know who she is, look her up now. I do intend to finish the book, but it's so grim, and it's still early days!

One thing I've done instead? Watch the eleven episodes of Superstore's first season. It's on NBC, and commercial-free in the 'on demand' section of the TV service I still haven't cancelled. Aie. Anyway, I didn't like it in the beginning, but I wanted background noise for while I was grading papers, and suddenly I was watching ALL of the episodes and they were fun. The season finale in particular worked really well with everything that came before it.

Agent Carter's treatment of Jason Wilkes continues to be a major frustration, but I'm still watching. Just two more hours left. I think they air tonight? Or maybe tomorrow night? I don't usually watch until later in the week.

And I'm back outta here. Later!
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Sunday, February 14th, 2016 06:13 pm
Wow, this may be my longest ever accidental livejournal hiatus? Oops! And hi!

I took a four week art class on painting with acrylics, which I've never done before. Acrylics are fun! I want to continue. For now, though, I'm going to switch to a drawing class, because a work friend of mine and I were talking about art and decided to take this one together. We start this week.

I've read... books by Mira Grant, Daniel José Older, and Andy Weir )

Lastly for books, I finished a re-read of the Harry Potter series in January. Yes, all seven books. Yes, for the fourth time, I believe.

TV! I'm behind on Jane the Virgin. There are enough writing missteps that I'm hesitant to catch up. I'm sure I will eventually. I'm team "Anyone but Michael unless he goes through some serious character redemption". Even though I like Michael and most of the story he's been getting. But not the part where he's a possible romantic partner for Jane.

Galavant came back for a fun second season, and if you're wanting a very silly comedy with fourth-wall breaking songs, I'd recommend it. It's short! There's a mostly-happy ending! Characters actually evolve in interesting ways!

Agent Carter has also returned and... well. a mixed bag )

Supergirl and The Flash are both still on my watch list. TF continues its tradition of writing women terribly, and SG continues its tradition of removing consequences from the characters it likes. To the point where I'm almost rooting for Maxwell whatisface, the villain of the piece. Ah well.

On to movies! While Star Wars: The Force Awakens wasn't exactly bold new territory in the storytelling realm, it was (mostly) exciting to watch, and they did make at least one bold choice by casting John Boyega (black British) as one of the leads. From what I've read, the (secondary) role of pilot Poe was initially going to be played by a black man, and Finn--Boyega's role--was going to be a white man. Instead we have Boyega in a leading role, and Poe played by Guatemalan-born Oscar Isaac.

Boyega was fantastic, by the way. Actually, the acting was very good all around, at least by Star Wars standards. The dialogue wasn't the clunky mess that Lucas wrote in the earlier films, whiched helped. All in all a good (re)start, and I'm looking forward to seeing where the story goes next.
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Sunday, November 29th, 2015 08:54 pm
Like a lot of Netflix subscribers out there, I binge-watched their newest original offering, Jessica Jones. It was grim, but very good. The themes of power and abuse make for a very dark show, even though it wasn't as physical violent as, say, Daredevil. It's very much a film noir sort of show, with a hard-edged detective as the leading character (complete with first-person voiceover) and a life-changing traumatic event in that character's life as a focus.

Many, many posts out there highlighting the potential upsetting nature of various elements of Jessica Jones, so I'll refrain from adding to that. It's definitely at the far edge of what I'll watch; I wouldn't want it any more grim. I will say that ultimately the show had a hopeful message: you're not the same after tragic events, but you can move on anyway. (And if you want a list of what I can recall about the possibly triggering dark stuff, lemme know.)

What else? For me there was a bit of a lull in the middle; episode seven in particular was a bit annoying. But as a whole it was a strong season one, and I'm looking forward to more.

a few spoilers and a critique )

Moving on: the trailer for the newest Captain America movie (Civil War is the second part of the title, I believe) doesn’t interest me. 1) In what world are Steve and Tony friends? Work buddies at best. Which is a valuable thing, but… 2) Bucky is a pawn in all of this, and I’m not emotionally invested in Bucky. 3) Marvel movie-verse is severely lacking in women, and I’m just tired of that. It was especially noticeable after watching Jessica Jones. I may well be DONE with CA/The Avengers and the "Only one woman per team allowed" thing they have going on...
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Sunday, November 15th, 2015 09:28 pm
I'm going to put the real world on hold for a bit and talk about TV.

So, about Jane the Virgin this season... aie, love triangles )

Hm. I thought I had more to say about that, but... not really in a coherent way.

Supergirl's debut reminded me that cast spoilers, general reaction )

I stopped watching Empire. spoilers for 2.01 )

I can name at least three other shows I've quit that fit this pattern as well. Sorry, Taraji P. Henson! I'm gonna miss seeing you on the little screen.

Like JtV, The Flash hasn't been as strong its second season, though I'm hopeful for improvement. spoilers )

Sleepy Hollow is still causing my hope to dwindle, but I haven't quite given up on it. ehhh )

Elementary is back, but only two episodes so far. Nothing much to report yet. I will say that the makeup artist has done an incredible job making John Noble resemble Jonny Lee Miller. It's amazing.

Good heavens, one of these shows is gonna get cut simply due to time factors, right? The only reason I'm mostly caught up right now is because I took a sick day last week. The show most likely to get pushed back to "wait until it gets to Netflix" status is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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Monday, July 6th, 2015 10:39 am
I was just about to type one-handed while on hold on the phone, but they finally answered my question. Or rather, they said they'd call me back. We'll see...

Anyway! Season two of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was better than season one. Or it just works better as a binge-watch show, perhaps. (Yay, Netflix!) Certainly watching them in a short amount of time helped me get through the Coulson stuff, since he's never going to be my favorite. I really enjoyed hating Ward--what a good villain he makes. But mostly I enjoyed the characters I grew to like the most: Bobbie Morse, Melinda May, Jemma Simmons, Skye...

Ooh, speaking of Skye, that was a really great arc for her backstory. Kyle McLachlan and Dichen Lachman were amazing in their roles connecting to her. So if Coulson isn't your favorite but you're willing to put up with him, I'd say give season two a try. Definitely not perfect, but an enjoyable run.

Book series rec! Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London series starts with Midnight Riot (in the US / in the UK the first book title is the same as the series title). Newbie policeman stumbles across a good witness for his case, only the witness is a ghost. And so begins Peter Grant's introduction into a different side of London. There are five books so far, and while a lot of storylines are definitely in the middle as opposed to done, I can safely say that Lesley May is getting one of the more interesting arcs. And Peter is a very good POV character: observant, caring, occasionally an idiot. I'm waiting impatiently for the next book.

Been doing some sewing of the tailoring/modifying variety. Chopping sleeves, shortening hems, etc. It always takes more time than I think, but I'm slowly adding things I'll actually wear back into my closet.
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Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 11:49 pm
I finally finished The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo. It was mostly awesome, which is high praise for nonfiction from me. Especially nonfiction that isn't a memoir or autobiography. So if you have any interest in how Alexandre Dumas' biracial father fared in revolutionary France... or in Napoleon, or the French Revolution itself, you should read it. It was fascinating. Be patient with the prologues, though; they will eventually end. That's the less awesome part.

I also read Sunshine, by Robin McKinley. I finished it, and didn't even begrudge the book's existence, but I'm not keeping it on my Kindle. I'm still trying to diagnose why I didn't love it. The ideas behind the world-building were interesting, although I think they were introduced in strangely lumpy ways. I liked most of the characters, and honestly, some of them could have been fleshed out more. (Hehe... fleshed out... vampire novel... okay, enough silliness.) Anyway, if you're really into (fictional) baking, vampires, and minimal (though still present) love triangles, maybe give it a try? Otherwise, eh.

In book and TV news, there's an adaptation of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell on British TV now. I remember reading the book years ago and thinking, "Why all the hoopla for this?" Unlikely that I'll try the show, especially considering that I'd have to take some trouble to find it.

I've managed to watch eight episodes of Drop Dead Diva, which isn't exactly breathtaking speed, considering that I watched the first one two months ago. The second-hand embarrassment thing is a bit of a problem every once in a while, but so far I've genuinely enjoyed all of the episodes.

And now that season two of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is on Netflix, I may try that again. Having tried two episodes of s2 so far, I'm reminded of my dwindling appreciation for Agent Coulson, which could be a problem. I particular dislike his tendency to give speeches. *sigh*
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Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 08:31 pm
not again (my boobs are fired) )

On a less sob-filled note... Drop Dead Diva continues to be sweet and delightful. I've only watched six episodes so far, because other things have gotten in the way, but I do like it. The sixth episode started with a dream sequence with Tim Gunn, and the tone was just right.

Netflix also has a newer offering, Witnesses (Les Témoins). It's a French murder mystery, six episodes. It's... well. Thumbs up overall, but the first four episodes were definitely better than the last two. The woman in the lead was consistently interesting, and there was good forward momentum overall. But some of the concluding elements were just too implausible. Also, cell phones exist, and the last episode sort of forgets that. Heh.

Currently reading The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo. It's about Alex Dumas, father of Alexandre Dumas (The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Black Tulip and lots of others). It's very interesting, but long enough that I'm not burning through it at my usual speed. The prologues (TWO of them) are a bit too adoring in tone, but after that it's fine.
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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 08:29 pm
The Avengers: Age of Ultron -- spoiler-ish )

Enough about that. Jane the Virgin had its first season finale last night. o_O )

Person of Interest has been renewed for a fifth season, but only for thirteen episodes. Honestly, that's okay with me except for spoiler for mid-season four )

Reading a very silly book about a witch and a vampire in love, and I've almost deleted it from my Kindle twice already. The worldbuilding is interesting enough, but the romance part is so very predictable, and not in a good way. Also: Her eyes floated up to his. Heeeeee. I didn't know witches had detachable eyes!
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Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 08:58 pm
Author Maggie Stiefvater has a book series, The Raven Cycle (still incomplete), that starts with The Raven Boys. Apparently it's fairly popular; I had to wait to check out the digital copy from my library.

I like Stiefvater's prose more than some other recent YA novels, but it was hard to distinguish between two of the main characters' voices. So... I doubt I'll read more anytime soon. Maybe try something else by her where there aren't four teenage boys to recognize.

TV: Person of Interest has yet to be renewed or cancelled for a fifth season. And I'm left indifferent by this. spoilers for 4.20 and 4.21 )

So for me, cancellation is not a "bring tissues" kind of event. Remember when this show was THE show for a while? The only show to inspire me to write a multi-chapter fic. (It's been over a year since I've posed any fanfic, by the way. PoI isn't THE show now, but neither is any other show, apparently.)

The Flash caught my attention again, and I caught up on recent episodes. Thank goodness spoilers for 1.20 and a warning )

Anyway! As someone who never got into comics as reading material, this show is a fun watch. Pretty people, and Barry "No Chill" Allen is a goofy and happy superhero, in spite of angsty (dead mother) backstory. Tom Cavanaugh as the ambiguous Dr. Harrison Wells is great. I love Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and robot boyfriend Eddie Thawne (he's not really a robot), and Barry and Iris...

Also caught up on Elementary, which currently deserves the secondary title of Friendship is Magic, or something of the sort. Alfredo! Detective Bell! CLYDE!!!

And just one episode until I'm caught up on Jane the Virgin again, so maybe I'll wait to post about it. I'll just say that it's living up to its telenovela roots.
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 06:04 pm
Ack, it's been how long since I last made a post? Good thing I've actually been using my Goodreads account to track what I've been reading lately, because otherwise I'd forget it all. All of these are fiction books, by the way. No real demons to account for in my reading selections...

I've read three of the Maggie Quinn books by Rosemary Clement-Moore. They're fast-paced and fun. The series reminds me of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a smaller Scooby team. No actual vampires, but there's some demon-vanquishing. The first book is set in Maggie's high school, then it moves on to college.

Want more teenage girls with supernatural problems? Try Liv, Forever, by Amy Talkington. I liked the premise--dead girl works to solve her own murder. Thumbs up, but not way up.

China Dolls, by Lisa See, tracks three women (two ethnic Chinese and one Japan-born) living in the US (and aiming for stardom) before and during World War II. The story is compelling; the prose is a bit stiff. Ultimately I'd say it was worthwhile, because I learned a lot about the time period, and it was interesting.

As for TV, I tried the first four episodes of Marvel's Daredevil on Netflix. I think it's too violent for me. Plus I know a few spoilers, and I don't think I'll enjoy it enough to continue for now. Maybe over the summer, when I'm not as busy... but it's not a top priority.

Drop Dead Diva was a Lifetime series that I'd never heard of until last week. I've seen three? four? episodes so far. Spoilers for the pilot (and whole premise): beautiful but shallow woman dies, gets a second shot at life as an overweight attorney. Sounds... not so promising, I know. But so far I've been pretty charmed by it; they've avoided some of the worst potential missteps, and there are WOMEN! WHO ARE FRIENDS! WITH EACH OTHER! That part is lovely.

There's a bunch of seasons of it on Netflix now.
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Sunday, March 15th, 2015 08:46 pm
Author Terry Pratchett died last week. While I don't have the level of fannishness about his books as many of my friends (RL and online), he was still a favorite of mine.

Related topic, I've now read all eight books in the Toby Daye series by Seanan McGuire. Which means I'm stuck waiting for book nine.

Also read Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers. It was... not like anything else I've read. Some romance, a bit of history, several assassin nuns, and a surprisingly interactive god of death. I've already downloaded book two, which apparently switches to the POV of a minor character in book one. Which definitely means more assassin nuns.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth, by Carrie Ryan, is a YA novel set after a zombie apocalypse. Sadly heavy on the love quadrangle and light on the whole survival thing. Too bad; the author did some compelling world-building, but the characters themselves didn't really interest me.

Hey [personal profile] chaila, I've read three of the Thief books by Megan Whalen Turner. The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, and The King of Attolia. They're interesting, though I want more of the women's POV. Maybe after I read book four I'll look for some fanfic.

TV: series three of The Great British Sewing Bee has been so much fun. Thanks for letting me know it was airing, DB. I haven't watched the finale yet, but I'm pretty sure about who's going to win. This season has been a delight because several men participated, and talked regularly about how much they liked sewing for the women in their lives.

(Real life sewing: I made a trial run garment of a blouse last week... good thing, too, because the pattern needed some adjustments. So now I have the pretty fabric cut out, and just need to sew it.)

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a new series on Netflix and mild spoilers, my reaction )

Agent Carter finished its eight-episode run. I enjoyed it quite a bit, and hope that it will be renewed. The shorter format may have worked in its favor, so if they go with another tiny season, I won't be too upset.
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 05:20 pm
A lot of people have written a lot of things about Sleepy Hollow's second season, and I feel a bit like one tiny bee in a hive mind right now. mild spoilers )

So with bad weather, I ended up watching Broadchurch season one on Netflix. vague spoilers )

Daybreak brought the third season of The Great British Sewing Bee to my attention, so I'll probably dive into that next. Already watched the first episode, in fact; it was posted on youtube, so check there first, if you're interested.

Time to figure out something healthy-ish for dinner. Handfuls of almonds, dried cranberries, and chocolate chips probably don't fit that bill.
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Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 06:00 pm
Hi! *waves* Alternating between "Yeah, things are fine" and "Bleh, depression is the worst" lately. But I have done some TV-watching, so here's a quick update on that:

Sleepy Hollow )

Jane the Virgin )

Person of Interest has fallen in the ranks. It's now a show I watch while multi-tasking. It hasn't fallen to the 'grading papers' category, but I've been browsing Tumblr or Facebook while watching the last two episodes. *sigh* Hard to believe that this is the same show that interested me enough to write a multi-chapter fic.

I accidentally gave up watching The Flash. Turns out I somehow recorded the not-HD versions of recent episodes, and so far I haven't cared quite enough to hunt those episodes online. Maybe I'll catch up this summer. I do like the actors playing the leads, Grant Gustin and Candice Patton. Mostly I like seeing them looking pretty and smiling, which I can do by looking at Tumblr while watching Person of Interest.

Still watching Elementary and Brooklyn Nine Nine.

Other stuff! I like button-front blouses, but so many of them that have sleeves (I do like sleeves) have long sleeves, or worse, three-quarter sleeves. From Friday night until today, I've altered the sleeves of four shirts and one dress. They all have short sleeves now, with some variation to them.

Coming up next in the sewing department: I need to finish my little project for the kiddos I teach in Sunday School, and I need to try a different pattern for a blouse I want to make. Trial run garment first, because I don't want to waste my pretty pretty fabric. I already did one trial run garment (over Christmas break)... and it was a good thing, too, since that pattern didn't work for me. :(
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Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 08:13 pm
I keep missing Parks and Recreation, which is back for its seventh and final season. I haven't seen any episodes yet. Oops. Anyone been watching? Is it worth seeing? Season six was uneven enough that part of this is probably just lack of interest on my part.

ABC series Galavant ended as it started: unevenly. Though I still enjoyed it immensely, and hope that they'll go ahead and do a second season at some point. Karen David as Princess Isabella was a delight, and I loved Sid. And the evil king (the first one, not the second one). And the landlocked pirates. Oh, and cook and his lady-love. :D

And... that'll do it for now. We had a work thing last night, so I have yet to watch Jane the Virgin, The Flash, and Sleepy Hollow for the week. (How did half of the shows I watch up on on the same night, anyway?)
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