And then today we learned that BADGE IS JOINING IRON MAN 3. \8D/ skfjdfsdjfsklfjks DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I stan for him since "Rubicon" and "The Pacific" and Shame? BECAUSE IT'S A LOT. Also Guy Pearce and Rebecca Hall and RDJ teaming up with Shane Black again and hfs this movie could actually be perf. I know IM2 wasn't grand, but I have faith in this one. Eeeee! Also, on Mother's Day my mom shocked me by revealing that she just loves Ruffalo (!), so I gushed about how sweet he is and everything, and she made the colossal mistake of saying "I might actually have to see that movie if he's in it." YES. TURNED ANOTHER ONE. IT'S GONNA HAPPEN. \o/ [Trivia for the day: I was flipping through a TV Guide from 2000 for work earlier--did we know that Mark had a short-lived cop show called "The Beat"? Because I didn't! And we have two eps in our database!]
Oh, and it seems that I am organizing some kind of ONTD Assemble meetup/screening type thing for sometime soon, so that's exciting. I sent out messages last night & we don't have a date yet, but hopefully we'll get it together. (And go to Forbidden Planet and/or eat shawarma.) Also, avengerkink is really starting to take over my brain. I was literally thinking about prompts before I opened my eyes this morning. Right on schedule. First Class 2011, Avengers 2012...Hobbit 2013? INTO IT!
ONCE UPON A TIME (FINALE): OK, note to self, no more watching season finales at work. Because when the Huntsman showed up I made THE loudest squeaky noise and almost flung my sandwich across the room, and ain't nobody got time for that. But OH MY GOD YAY. \o/ I could ship him/Charming, tbh. But nooooo, August! Will he be fixed now that the curse is broken?! I hope so. But YAY JEFFERSON--but how did he know about Belle?! And why's he been keeping it secret all this time? He didn't have any loyalty to Regina before their deal, did he? Well, at least we got a R/B reunion. ♥ LOVE IT.
Eeeeee!! And while Henry's Disney Death was a bit shameless, I loved the idea that "true love" isn't just romantic love; we really saw that Emma and Regina both do love Henry, in their own ways. I honestly wasn't entirely sure about the latter, not unlike Cersei and Joffrey ([ASoIaF spoiler]I really didn't know if she genuinely loved him or just thought of him as a useful pawn until he died in ASoS, but then I was like "...OK, shit"), but now I think she does. Hopefully Emma h8rs will sit down after this ep, because her battling the dragon was awesome, especially her Why Don't You Just Shoot It moment. Heh. AND SNOW/CHARMING HE CALLED HER "SNOW" IN THE REAL WORLD AND MY FACE WAS HURTING FROM :DDDDDDDDD but seriously, I was going "yay, everything is grand! ...So what's gonna happen next season?" But then Purple Cloud of Doom. D: I'd hate to think Rumpelstiltskin just sabotaged everything after getting his love back, but I guess he's desperate for his son, too...? Whoops.
GAME OF THRONES: Wow, a lotta great character moments in this one. Arya/Tywin is still awesome and getting awesomer, but I hope they're...planning ahead. As I see it, Arya & Tyrion are basically the fan faves, viewer-wise, at least, and [moar spoilers]I feel like Tywin's going to have to do something really terrible to Fave #1 to make it awesome for Fave #2 to eventually kill him. ...Except we're also building up Tyrion/Shae, not to mention Shae/Sansa friendship, so either way it's going to be a huge What The Hell, Hero moment when Tyrion kills her too, even with the trial. Ugh, a lot of people are gonna be saying "that whore deserved it," aren't they. Lord.. I LOVED the Sansa/Shae stuff, though the Sandor/Sansa moment proved why I just cannot properly ship it. The Sansa/Cersei stuff was fascinating; she was basically admitting that she knew Joffrey is a sociopath and doesn't like it, not to mention all but saying that Jaime's his father. O____o This ep had several "should you be saying this out loud?!" moments--I ADORED Cat/Brienne/Jaime in the cage (BRIENNE/JAIMEEEEEE), but when he just casually mentioned that he's slept with Cersei--wasn't he covering up for her in the S1 finale?? Also, I enjoyed that the Jaime scenes (a) gave about a thousand new people a scruffy/dirty/bloody fetish, because goddamn and (b) basically trolled all the people who read the books, because we're sitting there going "see?? He's not so bad! He actually kinda redeems himself! He's likable! He--OH SHIT" when he killed Alton. Like, dude, at least wait until he says yes! Geez. (When he said "I went to [so-and-so's] wedding??", he sounded just like Tyrion. I found it incredibly charming.)
(seriously you need to stop Nik) And of course Ygritte/Jon was awesome; I clapped when she finally said the line & I loved that she was actually making an excellent point about claiming land and shit--Belligerent Sexual Tension with actual politics! I like! And...well, looking forward to the House of the Undying, but the khalasar slaughter is still bullshit and Doreah's just MISSING?! Um, why. Not cool. And while that ending could've been more trollishly convincing, the music plus Luwin's reaction made that moment pretty genuinely horrifying, not to mention the fact that Theon did kill two little kids. Good Lord.
THE BIG C: OK, I like that this show is getting more filthy & outrageous with every week, and I also really genuinely like that Paul & Cathy are kinda not-great people a lot of the time (and not-great parents/teachers/etc). But I am not down with this adoption thing. I have a real Thing about selfish parents, and this feels like an amazingly irresponsible choice. You want to build a crazy pool and bang Idris Elba, you have my blessing (HONEY, DO YOU EVER), but bringing a kid into it is unfair. However, YAY, Brian D'Arcy James! PLEASE leave "Smash" for good and join this show and give me my TV-OT3 dream, oh my god please. I also like Hamish Linklater and Mamie Gummer for sort of no reason at all. And I doubt anyone could ever call me a prude, but I need gallons of brain bleach to get that Adam sex scene out of my head. DDDD: Sweet Lord. Best line of the night might've been Allison Janney's shade at Harvey Weinstein, though. First Alec Baldwin, now Harvey--if they diss Ryan Murphy next week, this will be my favorite show ever.
THE BORGIAS: Lucrezia becomes more of an HBIC every week and I would legit just watch a show of her ladygang running shit in Rome. That's all I know. For real. (I guess Cesare and Michelotto need a spinoff with Richard and Jimmy, though, right?) Tbh the political/historical scenes interest me less than the relationship/family stuff, but I do hope they build up the Cesare/Machiavelli relationship more, because you know. Michelotto's reaction to the stoning of the ~sodomites made me sad--Cesare's reaction was interesting; does he know? Moar angsty feels, please!
SMASH (FINALE): Well, that was shocking in...no way whatsoever. I mean, I always kinda figured Karen would get the part; just look at the promotional image. Sheesh. But I just don't buy that she's better for the role than Ivy--she killed her songs, and I really really liked "Don't Forget Me," but come on, Megan Hilty is fucking fabulous and she is Marilyn. I love how literally they took the idea of a director "seeing" an actor in a role, but what does Ivy not "have" that it needs?! I refuse to believe that she took the pills because ruining her character THAT much is unforgivable, but if she didn't then it's a dumb cliffhanger. But at least we got the Dev thing out in the open; I thought that'd drag out all next season. And LOL @ Julia being pregnant; good grief. You never learn, Grace Adler. HOORAY FOREVER @ Eileen firing Ellis, though I guess he's back next season, ugh. (Who didn't call that he poisoned Rebecca?) Ah, it's still very silly, but until Jack & Anjelica stop being flawless I'm gonna keep watching. I don't have anything else on Mondays anyway.
GLEE: Fine, I'm an idiot--last night I was all "this is my last ep ever, wonder if I should celebrate? *Dean drinking from a bottle gif*" and someone was like "you're not watching next week?" and I'm like "...OH GODDAMMIT" because I thought that was the finale. *facepalm* It was two hours!! That says finale! Ugh. I enjoyed all the attempts at meta--basically they screwed Tina over for three seasons and then went "lol, wasn't that hilars of us" in the dialogue? I see what you fucking did there. It's all the more infuriating because she KILLED "Because You Loved Me." Lord. The body swap thing was dumb but funny, mostly because it just seemed like the actors playfully teasing each other, and the cast camaraderie is the sole consistently-wonderful thing about this show. (Quinn as Sugar was killing me. I hate to admit it, but she was.) The Puck/Beiste stuff was rather sweet--though seriously, I have to wonder what the actor playing Cooter thought when his script was like "surprise, you're suddenly an abusive asshole!"--but it's irksome that she could only leave him once Puck 'gave' her the strength to, just like Jesse's influence probably got Rachel into NYADA. Sigh. Gotta have those guys saving ladies. Lovely to see Jesse, though it was cruel to mock my St. Berry heart yet again, and also to tease us with his "Giants in the Sky" without letting us hear it, damn. And as expected, it's basically clear that they don't know the difference between drag queen and transsexual; all the "he/she" jokes were really starting to piss me off, since they of course didn't expand on/clarify the character's identity any more. But I guess he [going by the actor's gender here] is transferring to McKinley next year? Well, all right. Also, LOL @ non-Spanish-speaking Will being Teacher of the Year, and I'm jumping back into my vat of Clorox after the Will/Emma sex thing. GAH. Fave moment might have been Sam's Chris Walken impression; that boy is the Hiddles of Ohio. ♥ (...holy shit, he is! Remember all Tom's jokes about poledancing!Loki? HEH.)
(No, I do not want to talk about Dark Shadows. *facepalm* Er...some of the visuals were really cool. And the score. The score was good, because Danny. Look, Battleship is probably gonna be worse, OK?!)