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27 December 2007 @ 09:20 pm
Post-Christmas goodies  
I had a lovely relaxing Christmas and some productive vidding and knitting time. I also caught up on a lot of TV. The Doctor Who Christmas special was the icing on the cake. I also loved Gossip Girl's Christmas episode. For those of you who told me to watch Mad Men, I have done so, and I think I like it, but I also find it deeply unsettling. It's perhaps not the best show for someone with office-politics related neuroses...

Anyway, I've in holiday mode and am not up to much meta, so instead I have goodies to share. I've uncovered a little trove of great new vids in the last few days!

For my Smallville peeps, there's talitha78's Christmas Clex vid. I'm seriously in love with the hospital sequence. *giggles* It wouldn't be a Clex Christmas without the obligatory trip to the emergency room...

I've long wished for a great Gaius/Felix vid, and lo! nicole_anell has made it! Another Place to Fall is a wonderfully put together look at Gaius and Gaeta, and their journey through three seasons of pens madness. It's gold. Truly, you MUST all watch it! *nods*

And while still in BSG-mode, crickets's Karma Police is a great look at the Final Five, er, Four.

gigglemonster has made my Tyra-loving heart very happy with Breathe Me. Most impressive of all is the way it integrates the Tyra plot from Season 2 organically with Season 1 Tyra. I think it healed something for me to watch it, because Season 2 never sat completely comfortably with me, even though I could see the roots of it in Season 1.

I watched my first Gossip Girl vid and it was gooood. I've become very fond of the Chuck/Blair/Nate triangle, and It Will Be by meltingconfetti plays it up beautifully.

Two other goodies for me:
- My copy of Razor arrived.
- I went to see 'Golden Compass' today and declare it to be most beee-autiful! *G*
Current Location: sofa of comfiness
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Ambassador Dummy Dummy Dumb Dumscrickets on December 27th, 2007 07:07 pm (UTC)
Oh hey, thanks for the rec! :D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Pushing daisies make it betterbop_radar on December 27th, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
You're welcome!
Fleegull: FHM Erica Barnfleegull on December 27th, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC)
I adore Mad Men like, well, a mad-woman but, like everything, it's not for everyone. I find Don Draper to be the single most fascinating male character on tv and, unlike some other guys (I'm not naming names) he is written like a real man who keeps his problems and feelings to himself - just like I like 'em!!!!!!!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: DW Madame Pompadourbop_radar on December 27th, 2007 10:05 pm (UTC)
Hee! I fear he's not for me: he reminds me far too much of my silent, absent, admittedly internally tortured, but emotionally inaccessible father.

I love the women on the show, but I fear it taps a lot of ouchy emotional areas for me, so I don't find it enjoyable viewing. I will probably keep watching because I'm fascinated to see where they go with it, but I spend the whole time hating all the men and feeling deeply uncomfortable and mildly depressed.
Talithatalitha78 on December 27th, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC)
It wouldn't be a Clex Christmas without the obligatory trip to the emergency room


Thanks for the rec!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clex lovebop_radar on December 27th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
Dayln: [FNL] - Texas Forevergigglemonster on December 27th, 2007 10:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the rec hon! :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: FNL threesomebop_radar on December 27th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome! :)
sarmoti: Ducks!sarmoti on December 28th, 2007 01:49 am (UTC)
It's perhaps not the best show for someone with office-politics related neuroses...

Heh, yeah, it can definitely strike a nerve - a bit too close to home in some, I'm sure! I'm really fascinated by everything on the show though. I think Don is really intriguing and everything is just so well done that I can't look away. Even when I want too because of all the political incorrectness. :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Bop_radar TWbop_radar on December 28th, 2007 06:47 am (UTC)
Hmmm... yes, I think finding Don intriguing is really critical. I find him only mildly intellectually intriguing, so I think that's a bit of a stumbling block for me. I also don't really care what his childhood trauma is--it doesn't excuse his shitty treatment of his wife, who is probably my favourite character on the show. I don't think this is how I'm supposed to feel though, so I get the sense I'm not really the right audience for this show. But it's well made.
sarmotisarmoti on December 28th, 2007 10:33 pm (UTC)
I think I found Don increasingly interesting as the show went on, so it's possible a few more episodes would bring you in, but maybe not. :) I like his wife too, or if "like" isn't the right word, I find her just as interesting as Don!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Ericabop_radar on December 29th, 2007 12:26 pm (UTC)
I think I've seen the whole of season one. 13 episodes? Don did become more interesting--or we found out more about him--but I don't think I really got hooked in to him. I found I kept watching for his wife and for the plot with Peggy being given copywriting to do. I'd keep watching to see where they go, more than to find out more about Don.