bennet_7: (Jesus on livejournal)
I'm having troubles with my laptop at the moment. Need-to-get-parts-from-the-eastern-states-shipped-in-troubles.




1. I really, really enjoyed the latest episode of Veronica Mars. How could I not when it proved that I have amazing psychic powers.

Spoilers )

2. Studio 60 was canceled, Friday Night Lights got a second season. I'm pretty happy about both of those decisions. I really wanted Studio 60 to be great and it wasn't so I'm more sad about the wasted potential.

3. I've been watching the new season of Doctor Who and it is fabulous. I miss Rose a lot but Martha has been pretty decent so far. David Tennant just gets more and more attractive. Picspam coming when I don't have a 2,500 word essay due.

4. Sunday was Mother's Day so my best wishes to all the fantastic mums on my flist. I had to work on that day and spent more time with other people's mums than my own, but I made up for it last night by cooking dinner and making a Chocolate Honeycomb Cheesecake.

I got my own brilliant mum seasons 1 of SeaChange, an Australian TV show that we all adore. I had forgotten just how wonderful it is - unassuming and unpretentious and full of great characters and actors (including David Wenham before he went on to play Faramir in Lord of the Rings).

5. Sunday also so the airing of the Eurovision Song Contest and it was completely insane in a fantastic way. I just love Eurovision because it is just so silly and yet all the performers are so committed; besides, we must stay on the lookout for the next ABBA. My favourite countries from this year's were France, Spain, Ukraine, Georgia, Sweden and Russia. I was really disappointed by both Ireland and the UK.

Apparently, Working Title is going to make a film about Eurovision which is very cool, but I'd rather see a documentary as the reality is far more awesome than any fiction could be. Either way, I hope they get Terry Wogan involved somehow as his commentary always amuses me.
bennet_7: (Amigos! (Jim/Pam))
The latest ep of The Office was really great.

Spoilers )
bennet_7: (L+V (Logan's back))
VM 3x12

Spoilers )

Heroes 1x14

Spoilers )

Studio 60 1x14

Spoilers )
bennet_7: (No touching! (Logan and Woody))
Another strong episode for Studio 60.

Spoilers )


I like Heroes but I don't seem to like it as much as everyone else. Oh well.

Spoilers )


I was dreading VM but this episode was pretty good.

Spoilers )

I made this icon:
bennet_7: (Danny/Jordan)
Studio 60 was damn good this week. Loved it a lot.

Spoilers )
bennet_7: (Big 3)
Had my exam for the History and Sociology of Genocide today and it went ok. I'm now on holiday til late February so that's awesome.

And good lordy but did Studio 60 rock in the last ep.

Spoilers )
bennet_7: (Jesus on livejournal)
Studio 60 was really excellent this week. It's developing a good rhythm and I think it's just going to get better and better.

More spoilery opinions )

Today I bought a new laptop! I wanted to go Mac but they are way expensive and for $200 less than the cheapest MacBook I got twice the hard drive so I'm satisfied. Just need to get the wireless sorted out and then I'll be a happy camper. I'm going from a 6 GB hard drive to 120 GB - I don't know what I'm going to do with all that space.

Ok, that's a lie. I know exactly what I'm going to do with it.

1. Finally have all my music in one place.
2. Finally have all my programs in one place.
3. Finally be able to keep my TV shows for ever and ever instead of having to delete them.
4. Have a really big party in the rest.

Ish.

2 1/2 hours before Veronica Mars finishes downloading. I'm going to go and work on the new and exciting thing we'll be doing with [livejournal.com profile] neptune_online, of which the latest issue is up! Go read, it's aaaawesome.
bennet_7: (Penguin is mightier than swordfish)
Due to some technical difficulties that I hope are finally resolved, I've been having trouble downloading all my shows. Haven't seen The Daily Show or The Colbert Report in aaaaages but I'm now caught up on Studio 60 and The Office (US).

Studio 60: 1.02 )

Studio 60: 1.03 )

The Office: 3.02 )

And finally, on friday night I was in the same room as Hugh Jackman and it was awesome. He was, of course, performing in the musical The Boy from Oz which is the story of Australian singer/song writer Peter Allen. Hugh was fantastic - he has such a huge presence on stage. He spent two years here studying at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) so he knows Perth well and littered the show with lots of references and in-jokes, even appearing in the football jersey of one our our state's teams.

The story itself wasn't terribly good (I've seen a lot better), but Hugh more than made up for it, spending about 20 minutes amongst the audience and even dancing with one guy. Truly hilarious.

And when they sang "I still call Australia home" I must confess there were tears in my eyes. The had a huge flag and a choir - it was like a QANTAS ad ;-)

For my fellow Farscape fans, Murray Bartlett who played Crichton's best friend DK, played Peter Allen's lover Greg - no you don't get to see Hugh make out with another guy, they only ever hug ;-)

Here is the Broadway cast recording. Sadly they didn't do an Australian cast recording but this one is still a great listen.

And if you're taking any of the music, can you let me know please? I need to keep track of the bandwith. Thanks.
bennet_7: (Danny and Matt)
Just watched the aired version of the pilot for Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and I am as giddy as a school girl who loves Aaron Sorkin. For those who haven't heard of Studio 60 here's what you need to know.

1. It was created by Aaron Sorkin, the guy who created The West Wing  and Sports Night.

This means it is going to be really well written.

2. The executive producers are Sorkin, and his long time collaborator, Thomas Schlamme.

This means it is going to be really well directed and produced.

3. It stars Matthew Perry, Bradley Whitford, Amanda Peet, Steven Weber, Sarah Paulson, D.L. Hughley, Nathan Corddry and Timothy Busfield.

This means it is going to be really well acted.


bennet_7: (You stupid clown!)
Did you know that lj limits us to only 150 interests for our user info pages?

It's true. Unfortunately, this is bad news for me as I have a lot of interests that the world has to know about. For example my interest in marrying David Tennant is a very important facet of my character. And Logan's emo!sleeves - if we do not advertise The Sleeves in our user infos, HOW WILL THE SLEEVE LOVING CRAZE CATCH ON?!?

I need more interest slots available to me. A new season of TV is on the horizon which means a whole bunch of things to be interested in. Like Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip - I don't know who I'm going to ship on that show yet (Matt/Harriet, Matt/Jordan, Danny/Harriet, Danny/Jordan and OMG would that show start airing already?) but hey, I want to be able to proclaim my ship tendency to the world.

So yes, dilemma. It's got me thinking I might just have to re-design my user info in some way.

Oh livejournal, couldn't we just have an unlimited amount of interests?

ETA: I really wish that livejournal offered a Commonwealth spell check - I don't want to use icky American spelling. Also it would be really cool if we could add words to the spell check - like you can with MS Word.
bennet_7: (Danny and Matt)
The TWoP forum for Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is open. Already there are some very cool Sorkin-loving people there. Be wary of spoilers though if you haven't yet seen the pilot.

Joe R will be recapping.
bennet_7: (Fantasia1)
My name is Bennet and I'm addicted to customising my layout. It's been five minutes since I last adjusted my style sheet.


bennet_7: (Danny and Matt)
I never thought I'd like a show created by David E. Kelly and certainly never imagined that I'd like a spin off from his The Practice, but I do love Boston Legal.

It's well written, intelligent, hilariously funny and features some fascinating characters played by brilliant actors. James Spader is superb as the duplicitous but oh so charming Alan Shore, Candice Bergen is great as Shirley Schmidt and each week I'm surprised and delighted at the layers William Shatner gives his gun toting egomaniac Republican, Denny Crane.

Of all the things I love about this show, the real and genuine friendship between Denny and Alan is probably my favourite. Despite (or more likely because of) their differences in age, character and politics, their friendship works incredibly well. They need each other - Denny needs someone to reign him in and care for him without being patronising and Alan needs this contact with humanity else he goes to far into his own darkness. At times they act as a mentor to the other but mostly they are equals. At the end of each episode they drink scotch and smoke cigars on the balcony, counseling each other; a moment which reminds me of the way Kevin and his son used to sit on the beach at the end of early episodes of Sea Change.

I really enjoy male friendships on TV. The camaraderie between House and Wilson on House, Jed and Leo on The West Wing, Jack and Daniel on Stargate SG-1. Even the boys of Coupling, Steve, Patrick and Jeff get along so well despite the fact that Steve is dating Patrick's ex - it's like all the issues and grudges that could bog them down are forgotten and they just focus on being good mates (the girls of Coupling get along well too but there is always a catty edge, especially between Susan and Jane). I was so disappointed with the way Logan and Duncan's relationship was handled on Veronica Mars - it was such a waste of potential and a disservice to the characters.

One of the reasons I am so looking  forward to Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, is that the relationship between Matt Albie (Matthew Perry) and Danny Tripp (Bradley Whitford) is going to be so central to the show and I can't wait to see how it is developed. More platonic man love to enjoy!

In conclusion, boys being BFF is awesome and Boston Legal is sadly under-appreciated by the masses.

Awesome TV

Aug. 1st, 2006 02:05 am
bennet_7: (Jed is my prez)
Just watched the pilot for Aaron Sorkin's new show Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

GUH!

And I don't think it's even Sorkin's A-game. He can actually do better than this and yet it was still impressive.

I'm looking forward to this with fiendish anticipation.

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