woensdag 30 oktober 2013

My list

I've got a thing with numbers. So for my 88th blog, I thought I would do something 'special'. Sure,.... Some of you might find this blog very boring... Especially if you don't really watch tv shows. But, as I think I've shown, I do. A lot! It's something I always talk about with my friends about who watches what, what everyone should be watching and why the shows are as good as they are. I'm from the television era, which means I grew up with television. I remember watching childeren's programs when I was very young, I remember having family nights on Saturday watching Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman before being sent of to bed. And my love for shows grew immensly every since I started watching the BEST SHOW EVER, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, at the age of... well, ten or eleven or so. This was the first show I was absolutely faithful to and watched every night, recorded it if I wasn't at home and bought all the boxsets of. In between I watched other shows sporadically, like Dawson's Creek (I know....*sigh*), The Nanny and of course Friends. I eventually even studied Film and Television at the uni, and started watching more shows in different ways. The conversations about shows changed and a lot of the time, I get asked what I watch, why and why it's so good. Friends come to me for recommandations (and sometimes I give them without being asked :P ) So I figured, blogging about my list of shows, might come in handy. And that's what this blog is. No long story about the shows I love, but simply a list. A list of the shows I'm currently watching and loving, a list of the shows I still want to watch and a list of the shows I've watched throughout that have already ended (sometimes before it's prime). Buckle up, cos here we go!

Currently watching

Rizzoli & Isles 
The Flash
2 Broke Girls
The Big Bang Theory
Lost Girl (though I believe it's the final season)
Once Upon a Time
New Girl
Grey's Anatomy
House of Lies

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  
Agent Carter
Game of Thrones
Orphan Black

Orange is the New Black
House of Cards
Penny Dreadful 
True Detective (just started watching it)

On my to-watch-list

Elementary (seen couple of eps)
The Following (dito)
Grimm (dito)
Girls (dito)

The Originals (seen one ep)
Once Upon A Time in Wonderland

True Blood
Being Human (seen one ep)
Lost (seen couple of eps)
Flash Forward
Battlestar Galactica
Dr. Who (seen couple of eps)
Torchwood (seen couple of eps)
Smallville (seen a couple of eps)
The Lying Game
Alpha's (seen a couple of eps)
Switched at Birth (?)
The Walking Dead (one ep)
Black Box (?)
Dracula (seen one ep)
Ally McBeal (4x16)
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Star Crossed

(and probably a couple more)

Started watching, but paused... (cos I already watch way too many shows and some of them really lost their way, but others I simply can't keep up with)

Merlin (?)
Supernatural (?)
McLeod's Daughters (8x07)
7th Heaven (grew up watching it and now I'm just curious about what happened with the characters)
Heroes (3x01)
Under the Dome (seen the first season, but stopped)

Pretty Little Liars (stopped at 4x16 - it just got to ridiculous) 

Awkward (stopped at 3x12 - also too ridiculous)The Vampire Diaries (stopped watching after season 5)

Shows I watched that have already ended/been cancelled
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - BEST SHOW EVER
Veronica Mars (also seen the movie)
Play it Again, Dick
Kitchen Confidential
Joan of Arcadia 
The L Word
My So-Called Life
Gilmore Girls
Dawson's Creek
Point Pleasant
Tru Calling
The Playboy Club (just three eps)
The Sarah Conner Chronicles
Life Unexpected
No Ordinary Family
The Cape
One Tree Hill
Gossip Girl
Being Erica
Secret Circle
The Pretender

The Client List
How I Met Your Mother  
Warehouse 13
The Crazy Ones
Twin Peaks 
The Newsroom
Witches of East End  
Freaks and Geeks

Dark Angel

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (though I'm not entirely sure I've seen all the eps)

Truth be told... Some are probably missing in all categories. What can I say... There's just too many to keep track of. And that's why I basically don't watch them all the time, but just when I have the time.
If you think some shows are missing or should be added to my list, please let me know! I'm always looking for great shows to watch, especially during the holidays when shows are on hiatus ;-).

The awesomeness of quotes pt 13

I know it's been a while since I've done a Awesomeness of quotes page lately and I also found out that Firefly hasn't been done yet. So it's about time! Firefly is the shortlived scifi television series which stars Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres, Summer Glau, Sean Maher, Morena Baccarin, Jewel Staite, Adam Baldwin and many more. When Joss Whedon and Tim Minear created it for Fox, Fox totally screwed it up by airing out of chronological order. But even though there were some problems, the show gathered an amazing and dedicated fanbase called the Browncoats and the show - after being cancelled after thirteen episodes - got a movie sequel to tie up loose ends. Withour further ado, I give you their awesomeness of quotes from both show and movie!

BTW's: Nathan Fillion will forever and always be The Captain ;-) 1x01 - Serenity
Mal: We're not gonna die. We can't die, Bendis. You know why? Because we are so very pretty. We are just too pretty for God to let us die."

Mal: "I don't believe there is a power in the verse that can stop Kaylee from being cheerful."

Wash: "Sweetie, we're crooks. If everything were right, we'd be in jail."

1x02 - The Train Job
[Mal is insisting on continuing the job, despite the train car full of Alliance soldiers] 
Mal: "Hell, this job I would pull for free."
Zoe: "Then can I have your share?"
Mal: "No!"
Zoe: "If you die can I have your share?"
Mal: "Yes."

1x03 - Bushwhacked
Zoe: "Proximity alert. Must be coming up on something."
Wash: "[alarmed] Oh my god. What can it be? We're all doomed! Who's flying this thing!? [deadpan] Oh right, that would be me. Back to work."

Harken: "Seems odd you'd name your ship after a battle you were on the wrong side of."
Mal: "May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one."

1x04 - Shindig
Zoe: "Planet's coming up a mite fast."
Wash: "That's just 'cause— I'm going down too quick. Likely crash and kill us all."
[As the ship begins to shake, Mal calmly leaves.]

Mal: "Well, that happens, let me know."

[Badger notices River wandering into the cargo bay]

Badger: "Who's that, then? Here, look at me. What's your story, love?"
Simon: "She's just a... just a passenger."
Badger: "Yeah? Why ain't she talkin'? Got a secret?"
Simon: "No, I'm—"
River: [suddenly speaking in Badger's own Cockney accent] "Sure. I got a secret. More'n one. Don't seem like I'd tell 'em to you, now, do it? Anyone off Dyton colony knows better'n to talk to strangers. [pokes Badger in the chest] You're talkin' loud enough for the both of us, ain't ya? I've met a dozen like you. Skipped off home early. Minor grift jobs here and there. Spent some time in the lockdown, but less than you claim. And you're what? A petty thief with delusions o' standing? Sad little king of a sad little hill."
Badger: "Nice to see someone from the old homestead."
River: "Not really. [to Simon] Call me if anyone interesting shows up." [Leaves]
Badger: [grinning] "I like her."

1x05 - Safe
River: "They weren't cows inside. They were waiting to be, but they forgot. Now they see sky, and they remember what they are."
Mal: "Is it bad that what she said made perfect sense to me?"

Zoe: "Cap'n'll come up with a plan."
Kaylee: "Well, that's good. Right?"
Zoe: "Possible you're not recalling some of his previous plans."

1x06 - Our Mrs. Reynolds

Inara: "So… explain to me again why Zoe wasn't in the dress?"
Mal: "Tactics, woman. Needed her in the back. Besides, them soft cotton dresses feel kinda nice. There's a whole… airflow."
Inara: "And you'd know that because…?"
Mal: "You can't open the book of my life and jump in the middle. Like woman, I am a mystery."
Inara: [laughs] "Best keep it that way. I withdraw the question."

Mal: "Someone ever tries to kill you, you try to kill 'em right back! Wife or no, you are no one's property to be tossed aside. You got the right same as anyone to live and try to kill people."


1x07 - Jaynestown

Wash: "I think they captured him, though. Captured his essence."
Kaylee: "He looks sorta angry, don't he?"
Wash: "That's kinda what I meant."

[Shepherd Book prepares a meal as he absentmindedly addresses River.]Book: "What are we up to, sweetheart?"
River: "Fixing your Bible."
Book: "I, um... What?"
[Pan over to River, who works on a book with pens, brushes, and loose pages.]

River: "Bible's broken. Contradictions, false logistics... doesn't make sense."
Book:  No, no. You—you can't..."
River: "So we'll integrate non-progressional evolution theory with God's creation of Eden. Eleven inherent metaphoric parallels already there. Eleven. Important number. Prime number. One goes into the house of eleven eleven times, but always comes out one. Noah's ark is a problem."
Book: "Really?"
River: "We'll have to call it 'early quantum state phenomenon'. Only way to fit 5,000 species of mammals on the same boat."
Book: "River, you don't... fix the Bible."
River: "It's broken. It doesn't make sense."
Book: "It's not about... making sense. It's about believing in something. And letting that belief be real enough to change your life. It's about faith. You don't fix faith, River. It fixes you."

1x08 - Out of Gas
[Flashback to Mal's years-earlier encounter with three bandits, one of whom is Jayne.]

Marco: "Reason? He's gonna talk to us about reason now."
Jayne: "Yeah, that's a joke."
Mal: "Which one you figure tracked us?"
Zoe: "The ugly one, sir."
Mal: [nods, pauses] "Could you be more specific?"
Marco: "Do we look reasonable to you?"
Mal: "Well, looks can be deceiving."
Jayne: "Not as deceiving as a low-down... dirty... deceiver."
[Marco laughs]

Mal: "Well said. Wasn't that well said, Zoe?"
Zoe: "Had a kind 'o poetry to it, sir."

[River peeks in on Book, who is reading his Bible.]

River: "Don't be afraid. That's what it says. Don't be afraid."
Book: "Yes."
River: "But you are afraid."
Book: "Yes."
River: "You're afraid we're going to run out of air, that we'll die gasping. But we won't. That's not going to happen. [Book looks up at her, hopefully.] We'll freeze to death first."

1x09 - Ariel

Wash: [to Inara] "Could you please tell my wife the fun she's missing out on?"
Inara: "Ariel's quite a nice place, actually. There are some beautiful museums, not to mention some of the finest restaurants in the core."
Wash: "But... not boring, like she made it sound."

[Mal and Zoe wheel out the medicine-laden containers.]
Wash: "How much did we get?"
Mal: "Enough to keep us flying."
Zoe: "Can we fly somewhere with a beach?"
Wash: "Maybe a naked beach?"
[Wash and Zoe go into a passionate embrace.]

Mal: "Cut it out! The job's not done till we're back on Serenity."
Zoe: "Sorry, sir. Didn't mean to enjoy the moment."

1x10 - War Stories

[River and Kaylee are running recklessly through the cargo bay. Inara and Mal are conversing on the stairs.]Mal: "Ah, the pitter-patter of tiny feet in huge combat boots... [to River and Kaylee] SHUT UP! .... One of you is gonna fall and die, and I'm not cleaning it up!"

[Jayne and Book are working out in the cargo hold. Inara and the councilor are coming down the stairs; the two kiss, and the councilor exits the ship. Jayne shakes his head. Inara rolls her eyes as she catches Jayne staring, and climbs the stairs back to her shuttle.]

Jayne: "I'll be in my bunk."

Zoe: "Okay, people. If it moves, shoot it."
Kaylee: "Unless it's the captain!"

Zoe: "Unless it's the captain."

[Zoe, Wash, and Jayne come across Mal's struggle with his tormentor. Jayne raises his pistol, but Zoe stops him.]
Zoe: "Jayne. This somethin' the Captain has to do for himself."

Mal: No! No, it's not!"
Zoe: [surprised] Oh."
[They open fire, killing the torturer.]

1x11 - Trash
Inara: "Well, since I can't seem to find work as Companion, I might as well become a petty thief like you!"
[An uncomfortable silence descends for a moment.]

Mal: "Petty?"
Inara: "I didn't mean petty."
Mal: "What did you mean?"
Inara: "Suo-SHEE?"
Mal: "...That's Chinese for "petty".

[Jayne is on the infirmary table, temporarily paralyzed after his spill.]

Jayne: [mumbling] "Is [s]pine okay?"
Simon: "How much did they offer you to sell out me and River on Ariel?"
Jayne: [mumbling] "Das crazy talk."
Simon: "Then let's talk crazy. How much?"
[Jayne's eyes move toward the door.]

Jayne: [mumbling] "Anybody there? [River pokes her head in.] Anybody else?"
[Simon continues to work on Jayne as he talks.]

Simon: "No matter what you do, or say or plot, no matter how you come down on us… I Will never, ever harm you. You're on this table, you're safe. 'Cause I'm your medic, and however little we may like or trust each other, we're on the same crew. Got the same troubles, same enemies, and more than enough of both. Now, we could circle each other and growl, sleep with one eye open, but that thought wearies me. I don't care what you've done, I don't know what you're planning on doing, but I'm trusting you. I think you should do the same. 'Cause I don't see this working any other way."
[He leaves. River pokes her head in again.]

River: "Also... I can kill you with my brain."

1x12 - The Message

Jayne: "I got post?"
Book: "Might we all want to step a few paces back before he opens that?"
Jayne: "Ha ha! It's from my mother."
[Inara and Kaylee catch up to the post-office crowd.]
Inara: "So, do aliens live among us?"
Kaylee: "Yeah. One of them's a doctor."

[River to Simon after he is blown off by Kaylee.]
River: "You are such a boob."

1x13 - Heart of Gold
Kaylee: "Everyone's got somebody. Wash, tell me I'm pretty."

Wash: "Were I unwed, I would take you in a manly fashion."
Kaylee: "'Cause I'm pretty?"
Wash: "'Cause you're pretty."

[Simon and Inara tend to Petaline during her contractions. River waits at her feet like a catcher.]
Inara: "How many babies have you actually delivered?"

Simon: "As the primary? This would be the first. You?"
Inara: "My first, too."
River: "Mine, too. ....Who do you think is in there?"

1x14 - Objects in Space 

Mal: "If I want a lot of medical jargon, I'll talk to a doctor."
Simon: "You are talking to a doctor."

Wash: "Little River gets more colorful by the moment. What'll she do next?"
Zoe: "Either blow us all up or rub soup in our hair. It's a toss-up."
Wash: "I hope she does the soup thing, it's always a hoot and we don't all die from it."

Mal: "Ugh. What the hell's goin' on here?"
River/Serenity: "I need you to do me a favor, captain."
Mal: "There was a guy. He was very blurry. You gotta be careful. Ugh. How come there's a guy on board and how come you're all of a sudden the ship?"
River/Serenity: "I know you have questions."
Mal: "That would be why I just asked them."
River/Serenity: "But there isn't a lot of time, captain. I need you to trust me."
Mal: "Am I dreamin'?"
River/Serenity: "We all are."
(Mal rolls his eyes)

River/Serenity: "Don't make faces."

Serenity (the movie)

Wash: "Well, if she doesn't get us some extra flow from the engine room to offset the burn-through, this landing is gonna get pretty interesting."
Mal: "Define "interesting"?"
Wash: [deadpan] ""Oh, God, oh, God, we're all gonna die"?"
Mal: [over intercom] "This is the captain. We have a little problem with our entry sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and then... explode."

Zoe: "Cap'n didn't make 'em fugitives."
Kaylee: "But he coulda made 'em family! 'Steada keepin' Simon from seein' I was there. And I carried such a torch, and we coulda... Goin' on a year now I ain't had nothin' twixt my nethers weren't run on batteries!"
Mal: [shocked] "Oh, God! I can't know that!"
Jayne: "I could stand to hear a little more."

Mal: "This report is maybe twelve years old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I’m asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, ten, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people…better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave."

Jayne: "Shepherd Book used to tell me, "If you can't do somethin' smart... do somethin' right.""

The Operative: "Do you know what your sin is, Mal?"
Mal: "Ah, hell, I'm a fan of all seven. But right now, I'm gonna have to go with wrath."

woensdag 16 oktober 2013

Busy like a bee

Time flies when you're having fun. And also when you're working a lot ;-). I just had my two week holiday, while volunteering for the Dutch Film Festival. It's always so much fun; writing and interviewing people, seeing it all in print. We have a great team every year and I hope to be a part of many more to come. After the festival we had the first PINK! (the youth party for the animals) activity this season (organised by me I mean) en then I went right back to work that evening. Night shifts! For some reason I just couldn't get the rythym back so it was a lot of tired days and not enough sleep. But with colleagues like mine I made it through, haha. 

Next to my paid job and working for PINK! I was also lucky enough to see La vie d'Adèle for the website I'm writing for: Filmhoek.nl. I don't even know if I've mentioned it before, but I write movie reviews and blogs for this website and I'm so very proud of it. We haven't even been online for a year and it's such a fast growing website. We try to get the latest news first - in Holland that is - and I'm glad to be able to write again about my passion. Watching the winner of Cannes during the press viewing and putting my thoughts down about it, I remembered how much I love it. I don't know how many readers of my blog can read/understand Dutch, but if you're interested you can find it here ;-)

Of course I'm also busy with the new series season. Because of the film festival I wasn't able to keep up, but I'm almost back on track with all the shows I watch. Arrow, Revenge and Once Upon a Time are all so great. But I really would love to mention two new shows I'm watching: The Crazy Ones, with one of my favorite actresses of all time: Sarah Michelle Gellar. Her chemistry with Robin Williams is truly amazing and I really enjoy watching it. It's great to have our 'Buffy' on tv again! The other show is Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It's Joss's new show, which he created with brother Jed and Jed's wife Maurissa. I've only seen two episodes so far and I have to say that I'm not quite sure what I think of it... The dialogue is good, but it just feels a little messy. I'm always a fan of the 'nerds/geeks/computer wizzes/genius' in his shows, but now there are three of them. So I'm hoping the next episodes will be better. It might just be me though... I'm not a fan of shows with guns and military and of course that's exactly what you get with agents :P.

One other thing I'm currently very busy with is the preperations for HalloWhedon 5. Only nine days away!!!!! GAAAAAAAH I'm so excited, I can't think straight :P. I'm trying to find costumes, find out what else I need to bring and mostly: UBEREXCITED (and sometimes even emotional) about seeing my friends again. I haven't seen them in a year and it's gonna be a weekend full of hugs, parties and amazing fun :D :D :D.