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Visiting the iMac for the weekend. Okay, I'm supposed to be babysitting the eldest half-sibling, but I come for the computer really. I have nothing to say, but... I do have a computer to say it on!
The ending of Life on Mars sucked. Even more than I thought it would. And now it's over I've realised just how much I fancy Philip Glenister. Disturbing. Although, still not as disturbing as the day I realised I fancied Warren Clarke.
I worry about me sometimes. At least James Marsters is pretty.

Date: 2007-04-15 01:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slackerace.livejournal.com
You're so funny. How old is the sib? I thought they were teenagers... My youngest half brother is 13.

I don't know who those people are (Philip or Warren).

If you had to recommend ONE Brit series for someone in the US to watch, what would it be?

Date: 2007-04-15 09:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] constance-b.livejournal.com
He's sixteen, way too old to need a babysitter but there was an incident last year with a party and a trashed house and my step-mother swore never to leave him alone in the house again. Plus he's revising and needs someone to crack the whip.
And you know, sadly, I couldn't recommend a single UK series. I don't watch a lot of telly so maybe there's been some gems I've missed. Shameless was very good for the first two series, but in regional accents probably incomprehensible to an American. Torchwood was so astoundingly bad it put me off DR Who in retrospect. I really can't think of anything, that's so sad.
And Philip Glenister is a fat ugly man about fifteen years my senior who plays a misoginist alcoholic on TV. And if I ever met him I'd jump him.

Date: 2007-04-16 12:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kispexi2.livejournal.com
Re the LoM, I agree. I felt it veered off wildly from the overall arc. But then I heard the creator in an interview and it sounded like he didn't actually *have* an overall arc - except "our love of the past". *spit*

And now it's over I've realised just how much I fancy Philip Glenister. Disturbing. Although, still not as disturbing as the day I realised I fancied Warren Clarke.

Hee! Philip Glenister does have a certain something. Probably his eyes. Warren Clarke? I think this is a case of 'least said, soonest mended'. ;-)

At least James Marsters is pretty.

Amen!

Date: 2007-04-16 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] constance-b.livejournal.com
I was prepared for silliness in LoM. I didn't have high expectations because time travel? got to be a little bit silly. But geez. And the guy who played Sam seemed to be doing an impression of his Dead Ringers caricature.
And yeah, I think I'm kinked. All I can say in my defence is - I've never crushed on a cartoon character.

Date: 2007-04-16 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kispexi2.livejournal.com
All I can say in my defence is - I've never crushed on a cartoon character.

*whistles innocently*

What pissed me off about LoM was that the silliness actually appeared to have deep psychological meaning - right up until the last episode.

ut geez. And the guy who played Sam seemed to be doing an impression of his Dead Ringers caricature.

Well, I have a different take on that. I thought John Simm was wonderful in the part, and that the weird 'actor-iness' his character developed in the second half of S2 was there for a reason. But in the light of the finale, I may have been wrong.

For the time being, I'm blaming the success of the show - and the clamour for a sequel (after S1) and for a spin-off (after S2) for ruining its artistic integrity. I'd love to tie the writers to a chair and shine a naked light bulb in their eyes (a la Gene Hunt) and find out if the ending was really what they were going for or just a cobbled together fudge so that they could keep the franchise going.

Date: 2007-04-17 05:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gerrhosaurus.livejournal.com
"And now it's over I've realised just how much I fancy Philip Glenister. Disturbing. Although, still not as disturbing as the day I realised I fancied Warren Clarke."

Not as disturb as I was when I had a erotic dream about Jim Broadbent! WTF that about?

I thought the ending of loM was a cop out, in the mode of its was just a dream after all. And how could he be sure that committing sucide would get him back not just oblivion?

Apparently thay are making a spin off called Ashes to Ashes where an modern person (policewoman?) ends up back in the eighties working with Gene Hunt.

Date: 2007-04-17 07:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] constance-b.livejournal.com
You're more kinked than me! ::does little dance::
My Mum has that episode of only fools and horses on video with Jim Broadbent, singing 'cwying', he's not even tasty impersonating Roy Orbison. Not even if you squint. Funny as anything, mind, and you know what they say about men who can make you laugh.
I thought the ending of loM was a cop out
And it gives them an excuse for every little (and huge) plot hole, because it was all a dream, why should it make sense. And if he was in a coma, why doesn't he go to oblivion? I'm betting hitting concrete at a good speed did more than knock him out. Is the afterlife 1973 Manchester?
I'll watch the spinoff, but I'm sure I'll bitch all the way through it.

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