zombie_boogie: (parks | leslie + ben → how do you feel)

I was going to write about "Smallest Park" in my regular end-of-the-week TV recap last week, but a combination of my having not written about the show since "Pawnee Rangers" (damn you pneumonia!) and my having too many feelings that required proper pictorial illustration and far too much text led me to create a more substantial review/picspam. I know it's been five days since the episode aired and everyone has already written their reviews but whatever whatever I do what I want. THIS IS LONG AND RIDICULOUS AND I MAKE NO APOLOGIES.

Parks and Recreation 4.08 - Smallest Park )
zombie_boogie: (parks | leslie + ben → how do you feel)

I was going to write about "Smallest Park" in my regular end-of-the-week TV recap last week, but a combination of my having not written about the show since "Pawnee Rangers" (damn you pneumonia!) and my having too many feelings that required proper pictorial illustration and far too much text led me to create a more substantial review/picspam. I know it's been five days since the episode aired and everyone has already written their reviews but whatever whatever I do what I want. THIS IS LONG AND RIDICULOUS AND I MAKE NO APOLOGIES.

Parks and Recreation 4.08 - Smallest Park )
zombie_boogie: (TV » Fringe » The Team)
Here it is! My now long-overdue Epic Fringe Flail Post of Epicness. I finished the series nearly a month ago and I've wanted to babble excessively about it ever since, but I had to prettify the post so that delayed things a bit (the picspams in this entry will be the first ones I've produced using my newly-acquired copy of Photoshop, eee!). This post not only serves as a means to get my Fringe-related thinky-thoughts out of my system in one shot, but also as my bingo card entry for [livejournal.com profile] scifiland's multi-media bingo challenge (the card is here). So without further ado:



OMG FRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINGE GODDAMN

Oh man, this show. This show. I never expected to love it as much as I do now. I expected a decent The X-Files meets CSI type deal, and at the the beginning of season one I would say it seemed like it was going in that direction. But somewhere along the way the show really hit its stride and became its own wonderful, unique entity. It ate my heart and then it ate my brain. It starts off a bit slowly, but the plotlines are incredibly well-crafted (the writers seem to know what the hell they are doing with the mytharc, which I can't say for a lot of other sci-fi shows), the fringe science shit is gooey and cool, and the cinematography is gorgeous. But above all things, Fringe is grounded by its phenomenal characters and the actors who portray them so beautifully. If you like good science fiction, hell, if you like good television in general I'd highly encourage you to give this show a shot because it's still early in its run and it definitely needs more fans.

Ramble Ramble Ramble Pretty Pictures Ramble Ramble HERE BE SPOILERS )
zombie_boogie: (TV » Fringe » The Team)
Here it is! My now long-overdue Epic Fringe Flail Post of Epicness. I finished the series nearly a month ago and I've wanted to babble excessively about it ever since, but I had to prettify the post so that delayed things a bit (the picspams in this entry will be the first ones I've produced using my newly-acquired copy of Photoshop, eee!). This post not only serves as a means to get my Fringe-related thinky-thoughts out of my system in one shot, but also as my bingo card entry for [livejournal.com profile] scifiland's multi-media bingo challenge (the card is here). So without further ado:



OMG FRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINGE GODDAMN

Oh man, this show. This show. I never expected to love it as much as I do now. I expected a decent The X-Files meets CSI type deal, and at the the beginning of season one I would say it seemed like it was going in that direction. But somewhere along the way the show really hit its stride and became its own wonderful, unique entity. It ate my heart and then it ate my brain. It starts off a bit slowly, but the plotlines are incredibly well-crafted (the writers seem to know what the hell they are doing with the mytharc, which I can't say for a lot of other sci-fi shows), the fringe science shit is gooey and cool, and the cinematography is gorgeous. But above all things, Fringe is grounded by its phenomenal characters and the actors who portray them so beautifully. If you like good science fiction, hell, if you like good television in general I'd highly encourage you to give this show a shot because it's still early in its run and it definitely needs more fans.

Ramble Ramble Ramble Pretty Pictures Ramble Ramble HERE BE SPOILERS )
zombie_boogie: (TV » TVD » Damon)
Like many of you I'm sure, I find summer hiatus is a great time to catch up with television shows that I've intended to watch but haven't gotten around to yet. I recently finished catching up with two TV shows that I'd heard a lot of positive things about: The Vampire Diaries and Fringe. Neither of them was amazing from the very first episode, but they quickly became fantastic entertainment and now I can say with confidence that they're two of my current favourite shows. I am dying for the fall season so that they can return to my TV screen. Since I love them both so much, I'm going to babble and spam the hell out of them. First up is The Vampire Diaries.

 

OMG THE VAMPIRE DIARIES GODDAMN

You guys. You guys. This show is so much better than a teen vampire drama on the CW has any right to be. I actually reviewed the pilot when it first aired and I wasn't super impressed. It was better than I thought it would be, but it was only mildly entertaining at best. I still stand by that assessment, but boy does the show get infinitely better as season one progresses. It takes a few episodes to truly hit its stride, but when it does it is thoroughly compelling and addicting entertainment. That's not to say that The Vampire Diaries offers Mad Men levels of quality or anything like that. But it does a lot of things right, particularly when it comes to offering interesting characters (played by gorgeous people, naturally) and a well-paced, intriguing narrative. Storylines are introduced and resolved in a reasonable amount of time, the plot twists are genuinely surprising and twist-y, and you get invested in these people and their lives. It's total crack, but is it ever delicious, satisfying crack. I am so glad that I gave this show another shot. This ain't no Twilight knock-off, that's for sure.

Obnoxiously Long and SPOILERY Thinky-Thoughts on Season One )



Damon thanks you for your time.
zombie_boogie: (TV » TVD » Damon)
Like many of you I'm sure, I find summer hiatus is a great time to catch up with television shows that I've intended to watch but haven't gotten around to yet. I recently finished catching up with two TV shows that I'd heard a lot of positive things about: The Vampire Diaries and Fringe. Neither of them was amazing from the very first episode, but they quickly became fantastic entertainment and now I can say with confidence that they're two of my current favourite shows. I am dying for the fall season so that they can return to my TV screen. Since I love them both so much, I'm going to babble and spam the hell out of them. First up is The Vampire Diaries.

 

OMG THE VAMPIRE DIARIES GODDAMN

You guys. You guys. This show is so much better than a teen vampire drama on the CW has any right to be. I actually reviewed the pilot when it first aired and I wasn't super impressed. It was better than I thought it would be, but it was only mildly entertaining at best. I still stand by that assessment, but boy does the show get infinitely better as season one progresses. It takes a few episodes to truly hit its stride, but when it does it is thoroughly compelling and addicting entertainment. That's not to say that The Vampire Diaries offers Mad Men levels of quality or anything like that. But it does a lot of things right, particularly when it comes to offering interesting characters (played by gorgeous people, naturally) and a well-paced, intriguing narrative. Storylines are introduced and resolved in a reasonable amount of time, the plot twists are genuinely surprising and twist-y, and you get invested in these people and their lives. It's total crack, but is it ever delicious, satisfying crack. I am so glad that I gave this show another shot. This ain't no Twilight knock-off, that's for sure.

Obnoxiously Long and SPOILERY Thinky-Thoughts on Season One )



Damon thanks you for your time.
zombie_boogie: (TV » Glee » St. Berry)





I had only planned on doing one picspam for this month's challenge at [livejournal.com profile] picspammy, but I have become so enamored with the pairing of Jesse/Rachel on Glee that I simply had to take advantage of this month's "Reasons To..." prompt again. Seriously, they are delightful. COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL. And here's why. Spoilers up to 1.19 - "Dream On".

Reasons To... )

CREDITS
Screencaps courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] rawr_caps
Animated gifs courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] fight_the_sky and [livejournal.com profile] iconsofbliss
PLEASE DO NOT REPOST OR HOTLINK
zombie_boogie: (TV » Glee » St. Berry)





I had only planned on doing one picspam for this month's challenge at [livejournal.com profile] picspammy, but I have become so enamored with the pairing of Jesse/Rachel on Glee that I simply had to take advantage of this month's "Reasons To..." prompt again. Seriously, they are delightful. COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL. And here's why. Spoilers up to 1.19 - "Dream On".

Reasons To... )

CREDITS
Screencaps courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] rawr_caps
Animated gifs courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] fight_the_sky and [livejournal.com profile] iconsofbliss
PLEASE DO NOT REPOST OR HOTLINK

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