Jan. 19th, 2014 07:39 pm
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* NBC's next live musical will be Peter Pan.

* The head of NBC has all but promised us another season of Parks & Recreation.

* I don't think I had mentioned that I caught up on Hannibal this winter, but I did, and now there's a new trailer for season 2. JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL.

* Had they not gone for a 9th season, apparently HIMYM would have ended with Victoria as the Mother. Wow, for once I think they actually made a GOOD decision in casting Cristin Milioti instead. I liked Victoria the first time around, but I'd also probably have strangled someone if it turned out the Mother was the first person Ted dated and we spent all this time just needlessly prolonging the story.

* Kyle Chandler is getting a new series on Netflix.

* The boys of The Vampire Diaries talk about the 100th episode and whether or not they're surprised their characters made it this far, lol.

* Jack Gleeson may play a horrible brat king on Game of Thrones, but in real life, he's actually quite thought-provoking and academic when talking about celebrity culture.

* Aaron Paul talks about his new film (and also Breaking Bad, of course).

* Mark Ruffalo talks about having read the Avengers 2 script. Also, Thomas Kretchmann has been cast as Baron von Strucker.

* God help us all if Johnny Depp ends up joining the Marvel universe.

* Agents of SHIELD is trying again to draw in audiences with a Marvel movie crossover - this time with an appearance by Sif.

* Jason Dohring reminisces about Veronica Mars and talks about the upcoming film.

* Some speculation on how they've changed the ending to Gone Girl for the movie, as well as some concerns about messing with such an intricate plot.

* So, Chris Pine went on Jimmy Kimmel and sang very well, so that's one less thing to worry about re: the Into the Woods movie.

* The French trailer for Only Lovers Left Alive is kinda creepy.

* What city should you actually live in? I got London. Yesssssssssssssss. "Let’s be honest, you probably look pretty good in a Burberry trench coat. You’re the type of person who loves city life, but without all the hype. Your ideal day consists of the Tate Modern, a pleasant evening at a nice restaurant, and a hot cup of tea before bed."

Date: Jan. 20th, 2014 06:08 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] snickfic
Johnny Depp playing Johnny Depp playing Stephen Strange is a terrible, terrible idea. Johnny Depp playing Stephen Strange some other way might be bearable, I suppose. And I don't even have (m)any Dr. Strange feelings.

LOL, apparently I should live in Paris. The description isn't terrible, but I have no desire to live in Paris. For starters, I would have to learn French. I like your London description, though!

Date: Jan. 28th, 2014 12:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] snickfic

I mean, Dr. Strange has dignity, and Johnny Depp's signature shtick does not involve dignity. Although as you say, who he'd be suited for instead escapes me.

Date: Jan. 20th, 2014 07:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] goldenusagi
I don't think I had mentioned that I caught up on Hannibal this winter, but I did, and now there's a new trailer for season 2. JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL.

No, you did not mention this. I WOULD HAVE REMEMBERED. This show is my new favorite thing, obviously.

It was the Korean promos that convinced you, right? :)

DUDE, THAT TRAILER. Shit is gonna get so real. I have high expectations.

Date: Jan. 28th, 2014 06:53 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
It's so not the lovable serial killer schtick, lol. I think what they're doing is masterful. For instance, the episode that Hannibal has his big dinner party ("Sorbet"), which is what Cleo calls the Ballad of the Sad Cannibal. You get Hannibal, sort of lonely and searching for connection, and throwing himself a party to cheer up, but the show never lets you forget that he is HORRIBLE, and that the reason he doesn't have any friends is that he's too busy making brain pudding or whatever out of them. It almost makes you feel for him, but at the same time, his way of solving his loneliness problem is so monstrous and his thought processes so alien, that you really don't. He's fascinating to watch because he's so alien (you can kind of see him going "humans do this, right, I should do that"). But the writers never make the mistake that Dexter did of painting him as the put upon serial killer who just can't stop even though he'd like to be normal. Hannibal would like some friends, maybe, but he has no interest in being anything other than a psychopath. Haha, you probably gathered from the recaps that there was a section of fandom who got very upset at just how horrible Hannibal ended up being. They're the ones who thought that Hannibal does all this stuff to other people, but never to ~Will. Then he manipulates circumstances to keep Will's illness ongoing, and calmly watches him breakdown emotionally and have a seizure. Yeah, psychopath, we're definitely seeing it, lol. Plus the way the writers selectively show or don't show what Hannibal gets up to is very well done. Even though you know he's killing people, the first real moment of violence we get on screen is still a WHOA moment, like a snake striking. In short, Hannibal Lecter has no manpain about what he does. Oh, and speaking of manpain, Will Graham really suffers beautifully. He doesn't have manpain either, IMO, which is rare. He's the super special lead investigator who can see things no one else can and it takes him to dark places, but you don't get ~angst over it, like every other show. Instead, you see him being systematically destroyed by it. He's not brooding, he's fading away.

Date: Jan. 28th, 2014 06:54 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] goldenusagi
Ack, that was me.
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