next_to_normal: (Peggy Olsen)
Hello again. So, I was sick and miserable through most of March - including my birthday :( - and then I started new drugs and now I'm feeling better and also have learned how to give myself injections, which is a thing I have been avoiding for like 5 years, but it turns out it's not that bad. (It probably helped that prior to the first shot, I was so sick I was like, "I will literally stab myself with anything if it will make me feel better.")

I also went to Boston (less snow than I expected!).

A month's worth of links:

* Sutton Foster talks about turning 40 and passing for 26 in her new series, Younger.

* Masters of Sex gets a July premiere date.

* This video is from a few weeks ago, but it's so adorable it deserves to be linked: Robert Downey Jr. gives a 7-year-old an Iron Man bionic arm.

* Homeland is once again changing things up for the next season.

* Here's two parts of an interview with Joss Whedon talking about Avengers: Age of Ultron. Plus, an article on the supertwins, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, and a cute behind-the-scenes featurette.

* With Mad Men ending soon, here's an oral history of the show, an interview with creator Matthew Weiner, Weiner and Kiernan Shipka talking about Sally Draper, an interview with Jon Hamm, and one with John Slattery

* The rumors are true: The X-Files is coming back for a six-episode limited run.

* Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper talk about working together, and Jen mentions that the next X-Men movie will be her last. 

* For those of you who've always thought Arya Stark would make a great companion, you're in luck - Maisie Williams is guest-starring on Doctor Who this year.

* In other fandom crossover casting, Arthur Darvill will be on the Arrow/The Flash spin-off.

* Trevor Noah will be taking over hosting The Daily Show. No idea how he'll be as a host, but his stand-up is hilarious.

* The Americans has been renewed for season 4.

* This is a great piece on Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany, which includes references to "licking the butter" - which seems like it should be a euphemism for something but is not.

* Behind the scenes on Community season 6 on Yahoo.

* A really long, but great read from one of the writers of Lost about the early years of the show.
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* The Into the Woods cast is doing interviews. Here's Meryl Streep and James Corden (funny they both mention new songs that ended up getting cut), and Anna Kendrick. Plus, here's a Q&A panel with the whole cast.

Under a cut because I blathered far too much )

* And more reminiscing from the original Broadway cast.

* It's confirmed: Michelle MacLaren will direct Wonder Woman.

* James Gunn has some good points about putting the cart before the horse in developing shared universes.

* Another interview with Natalie Dormer about Mockingjay and Game of Thrones.

* Here's the trailer for next week's Flash vs. Arrow crossover. The cast of both shows also did a Q&A at a special screening of the two episodes - here's part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4 of the panel.

* I think Matthew McConaughey would make an excellent Randall Flagg in The Stand.

* A series of interviews with Damon Lindelof about the first season of Lost.

* Here's a trailer for Agent Carter.

* The Jurassic World trailer looks hilariously ridiculous. Chris Pratt riding a motorcycle flanked by velociraptors! If at any point during this movie, he actually RIDES A DINOSAUR, automatic five stars.
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* Hulu may be picking up Community for that hashtag-foretold sixth season (and a movie?). DON'T TOY WITH MY EMOTIONS, HULU.

* Sounds like Mindy Kaling gave an awesome commencement speech at Harvard.

* In Marvel news: Unlike most of its predecessors, the CA: TWS bonus features won't include a Marvel one-shot. Meanwhile, Charlie Cox has been cast as Daredevil for the new Netflix series. Also, I may be an enormous nerd, but this Marvel exhibit in New York sounds really cool.

* Here's another interview with Sutton Foster about Violet and her return to TV.

* Aww, I feel bad for Damon Lindelof and all the Lost hate he gets. I'm looking forward to his new show.

* I am rather intrigued by the idea of Gillian Flynn adapting Hamlet as a novel.

* An interview with the creators of the new comedy Undateable, which I saw the first two episodes of this week and laughed quite a bit.

* I haven't had a chance to see The Normal Heart yet, but here is a moving account of a viewing party.

* An interview with Laverne Cox, who is on the cover of TIME. Also, an account from an OITNB writer on realizing she is gay.

* Amy Poehler wrote a book!

* Matthew Weiner talks about the Mad Men mid-season finale, and Robert Morse talks about his big dance number. Plus, some speculation on how next year's final half-season might wrap up the show.

* Bryan Fuller on the Hannibal season 2 bloodbath finale.

* I haven't seen X-Men: Days of Future Past, but apparently the ending needs explaining, so here you go. Also, is this a sign that post-credits scenes have fallen far since Nick Fury's first epic appearance and should be abandoned?

* Emily Blunt talks about the Into the Woods movie.

* I CANNOT WAIT for Snowpiercer to finally come out in the US. Jeremy Renner's new movie, Kill the Messenger, looks pretty good, too, as does the trailer for This is Where I Leave You, starring Tina Fey and Jason Bateman.
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* Ira Glass talks about "This American Life" being featured in Veronica Mars.

* This is a great look at the way Veronica Mars tackles class conflict in the movie, which points out some of the parallels to real-life "stop and frisk" and "stand your ground" cases.

* If you are a Kickstarter backer who has been having problems with the digital download from Flixster, you can get a refund if you purchase it somewhere else. (I was unable to get the download to work. Eventually I was able to stream it, although the picture quality was terrible and it kept buffering, but I saw it in the theater and I'm getting the physical DVD anyway, so I'm not too bothered about the download.)

* Here's a write-up of the Orange is the New Black panel at PaleyFest. Also, Danielle Brooks talks about Taystee, Yael Stone talks about being recognized on the train, and a great interview with Laverne Cox.

* PaleyFest also included a Lost reunion panel.

* Jordan Gavaris talks about his fake British accent on Orphan Black.

* Who wants to see Lupita Nyong'o in the next Star Wars? She should totally be the star.

* George R. R. Martin talks about Game of Thrones and staying ahead of the TV series.

* An interview with the married showrunners of The Good Wife.

* Marvel apparently has Sebastian Stan contracted for nine movies. Not that that tells us much, since Marvel likes to lock in actors for as long as possible. The reason they only have Chris Evans for six is because he negotiated them down from nine when he didn't want to make the commitment.

* Keep your eyes peeled for Avengers (formerly Stark) Tower in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

*  So I apparently had not noticed that when Batman-Superman (is that really what they're going with, or is that still a placeholder title?) got pushed back, it was scheduled for the same release date as an unknown Marvel film, which now turns out to be Captain America 3. When asked which movie would do better, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie threw some shade, yo. LMAO

* Tom Hiddleston sings about fairy dust. You're welcome.

next_to_normal: (Juliet)
ARGH. So, I had a whole linkspam post typed up, which included a review of The Sound of Music live broadcast and a random digression into American Girl dolls, and then my computer decided to spontaneously shut down and when I rebooted it, IT WAS ALL GONE. *sob*

Rather than try to recreate that brilliance, I'm just gonna move on...

Keep telling me what to talk about!  Today's topic comes from [personal profile] pocochina.

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Oct. 3rd, 2013 08:52 pm
next_to_normal: (Bonnie feather)
* Prompted by the Damon Lindelof article I linked yesterday, this is a look at anger and ugliness in fandom.

* Another intriguing, yet farfetched, theory about the Breaking Bad finale, a less farfetched and more symbolic explanation, and an observation of just how remarkable it is that such a carefully constructed episode could still function as a Rorschach test for its audience in the vein of BSG, Lost, or The Sopranos.

* A hilarious (and yet remarkably accurate) guide to Scandal, which returns tonight.

* Wow, Sleepy Hollow has already gotten a renewal for season 2. I haven't watched it, and didn't really plan to, but then everyone started talking about how completely, unapologetically bananas it is, and I am kind of curious?

* The new 24 mini-season will be set in London. Points for the "Union Jack" pun.

* Uh, so, did Samuel L. Jackson confirm the Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch casting?

* Nathan Fillion will be guest-starring on Community.

next_to_normal: (Katniss)
* ABC is developing a fairy-tale musical comedy TV series, because why the fuck not? lol

* Lin-Manuel Miranda will guest star on How I Met Your Mother. If there isn't a musical number involving NPH, I will be very disappointed.

* Joanna Gleason (aka the original Baker's Wife) says that Emily Blunt will be "brilliant" in Into the Woods. I mean, look, it's not like she's going to be all, "Whaaaat? That's TERRIBLE casting!" And frankly, Emily Blunt is not who I'm most worried about. But this: "All of us are very possessive of that material, but I’ve seen so many productions of it since I was in it, and they’ve all been terrific." NOT TRUE, JO. I have also seen many productions of it, and while some were fantastic (I've even seen a Witch who could give Bernadette Peters a run for her money), at least one of them was eye-sporkingly terrible, so I am not ruling it out.

* New Catching Fire promotional stuff.

* So it turns out that, in the American remake of Broadchurch, the David Tennant role will be played by... David Tennant. But with an American accent, so OBVIOUSLY it'll be way different.

* Okay, sort of a Breaking Bad link: Damon Lindelof uses it as an opportunity to reflect on the Lost finale. (And if this seems self-centered of him, keep in mind that a crazy bunch of people used the Breaking Bad finale as an opportunity to remind Damon Lindelof how much they hate him and the Lost finale.)

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* Parks and Recreation is getting some great guest stars this season, including Breaking Bad's Jonathan Banks and Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany.

* This is really cool: photos from inside the Breaking Bad writers' room, including the in-progress storyboard for season 4.

* Even Carlton Cuse has noticed the many similarities between Lost and Breaking Bad.

* The latest Avengers casting rumor is that Elizabeth Olsen is up for the Scarlet Witch.

* Joss Whedon and Agents of SHIELD made the cover of Entertainment Weekly. ETA: And here's an interview with Jed and Maurissa.

* John Oliver gives his (hilarious) take on reading slash fic about himself and Jon Stewart.

* West Wing cast reunion on Twitter, you guys! I love how everyone is still mean to Josh Malina, lol.

* Mandy Patinkin has some adorable and touching things to say about playing Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride.

* Meanwhile, his co-star Damian Lewis talks about Brody and season 3 of Homeland, which will be "hard-boiled" and "dark" and "unforgiving." That sounds promising, no?

* Apparently the Little House series was a secret libertarian fantasy, and I had no idea. Then again, I didn't realize the Narnia books were about Jesus until, like, college, so...
next_to_normal: (Juliet beach)
[1-62] Orange is the New Black
[63-82] Graceland
[83-89] Zachary Levi (with Krysta Rodriguez)
[90-95] [community profile] iconthat (Luther, Mad Men, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, True Blood)
[96] Lost
[97-98] The Avengers


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[1-24] Breaking Bad
[25-32] Doctor Who
[33-64] Lost
[65-94] Lost Girl
[95] Twin Peaks
[96-97] The Vampire Diaries
[98-117] [community profile] iconthat (The Almighty Johnsons, Cabin in the Woods, Indiana Jones, Psych, Underworld, Star Trek)


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[1-4] Justified
[5-6] Lost
[7-12] The Americans
[13] The Avengers concept art
[14-15] Iron Man 2
[16-17] Breaking Bad
[18-42] Farscape
[43-85] The Hunger Games
[86-89] Beauty and the Beast (Disney)
[90-92] Elementary
[93-95] Merlin


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Or, "how I learned to stop worrying and love serialized TV."

So... major things happened on Homeland this week, which I won't spoil, but the episode - and, frankly, the entire season - is pretty much bonkers. In a good way, for some viewers (including me, but then again, some of my favorite shows ever are completely ridiculous), but this latest episode has prompted a LOT of critical discussion over the issue of plausibility and just how much sense we expect our TV shows to make. It's especially interesting to me, as I've been reading The Revolution Was Televised and consequently revisiting my Lost feels - which bore a striking resemblance to the conversation that's now happening around Homeland.

(The rest is behind a cut for length. I've tried to keep it as spoiler-free as possible, although all the links I include have spoilers for various shows.)

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* New Homeland trailer! Thoughts? I am excite.

* Terry O'Quinn talks about Lost and his new TV series, 666 Park Avenue.

* Bunheads is getting additional episodes. Anyone else watching? For me, it feels like one of those shows I probably wouldn't bother with, except that it's summer and there's not much else on. Not great, but it makes for decent multi-tasking while I make icons.

* Here's a spoiler-ish HIMYM photo, though I think both Craig Thomas and EW need to revisit their definition of "mind-blowing."
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Aka the randomest batch of icons EVER. Mainly old stuff from clearing out the "miscellaneous" folder, some from the Awesome Ladies picspam.


[1-4] Community (Annie)
[5-15] Doctor Who (mostly quotes)
[16-18] Firefly (originally made for [personal profile] snickfic)
[19-23] HIMYM
[24-25] Ringer
[26-28] Dexter (Dexter/Lumen)
[29] Fringe (Olivia)
[30-31] Lost (Boone, Juliet)
[32-33] 24 (Jack/Nina)
[34-37] Sliders (quotes)
[38-40] Miscellaneous quotes
[41-45] My photos

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next_to_normal: (Juliet happy)
Next to last day of the Awesome Ladies meme! What am I gonna picspam now? Hahahaha, I started making icons. I am insane.

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Jun. 29th, 2011 01:14 pm
next_to_normal: (Juliet)
* Well, now that I'm all through with Lost, this Damon Lindelof interview was fascinating. He talks about lots of things related to his many projects, but in particular, how the Lost partnership with J.J. Abrams began, why they brought in Carlton Cuse, how the different elements of the show came about, etc. He also addresses the complaints about the finale and talks about series finales almost always being polarizing.

* Rumors of a Party Down movie are circulating. I've already been burned with the Veronica Mars movie rumors, so I'll believe it when I see it.

* Interesting casting news for How I Met Your Mother and The Office.

next_to_normal: (Lost)
Lost feelings. I haz 'em.

Okay, first order of business - I have heard that there is some sort of epilogue thingy? Which is apparently on the DVD but available neither via Netflix Instant Watch or Hulu. Is it worth getting the DVD in the mail to watch it? That goes for all the Lost extras, actually. If there's anything I shouldn't miss, tell me which season/disc it's on so I can rent it.

One last OMGWTFpolarbear for the road... )

For those of you who either don't want to be spoiled or don't care to read the entire review, here's the bottom line on Lost: The writing was, as promised, very frustrating at times (S3 I am looking at you), but I loved it way more than I hated it. I absolutely think it was worth watching, and I do not regret the time I spent on it.
next_to_normal: (Lost)
I am still gathering my thoughts for a reaction post, but... I am kind of curious what your predictions are. Did you think I would love it? Hate it? In between it? (And now that I've seen it, you can feel free to be specific about what I might have liked or disliked, since you can't spoil me now!)
next_to_normal: (Lost)
So close to the end now, guys. I AM EXCITE.

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next_to_normal: (Juliet)
FINAL SEASON YOU GUYS. We're on the home stretch now! Whee!

Thoughts on episodes 1-10 )
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