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August 17th, 2016

06:12 pm - More spoilers for The Originals season 4
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August 6th, 2016

05:38 pm - Let’s talk about TV and theater and movies
Or what I watched during my LJ absence.

Theatre: Maxine Peake’s Hamlet

I watched it at the movies as a part of Shakespeare Lives events. This is my second favorite Hamlet, after Kenneth Branagh’s production (come to think of it, I should made a ranking of all Hamlets I watched in my life as there have been already 12 of them :)). And Maxine Peake as Hamlet – well, she is fantastic and so sexy dressed in a loose white shirt and with that slightly hoarse voice of hers. See for yourself:

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You can call this whole production a genderbent Hamlet, because not only the title part is played by a woman, but also Polonius (here called Polonia, played wonderfully by Gillian Bevan), Marcellus (here Marcella), Rosencrantz and both gravediggers.

TV: Shadowhunters

I can’t recommend this show with a clear conscience, because it’s rather bad. Bad writing, bad acting (especially main character Clary – Kat McNamara seems like a super nice, adorable girl in interviews and photos, but she’s a very bad actress), bad fight choreography, cheap special effects. But the show did a few things right and these things are:

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Movies: Our little sister – Japanese movie written and directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda

It’s a story about complicated relationships, but also a deep love between sisters, shown subtly and unhurriedly, and with a happy ending. Maybe it is a bit too shallowly optimistic and sentimental at times and conflicts are a little bit too easily resolved, but I don’t care. It made me cry, it made me smile and it gave me something to think about. I plan on buying DVD and watching it a few times more.

Here is the trailer.

And if you’d like to read more detailed reviews these two are good:

Review 1

Review 2
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July 26th, 2016

07:31 pm - The Originals season 4
So this is me, trying to go back to posting regularly after 8 months long break. And I start with my beloved TV show The Originals and Comic Con trailer for season 4. Although it’s mostly just a recap of the previous 3 seasons. There is maybe 20 seconds of a new footage from season 4.

Watch here

And here are two articles with spoilers for season 4:

Entertainment Weekly article

TVLine article

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Current Mood: sleepysleepy

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November 16th, 2015

07:49 pm - My new fascination
RL is pretty meh lately, nothing specific, just general “work exhaustion + missing my family + it’s so cold and getting dark so early” feelings. But there are a few things that brighten my November evenings. Well, mainly one thing: Hamilton – Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new musical about Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s founding fathers. I’ve been listening to nothing else these past four weeks. You can listen to it for free here.

And here are few other Hamilton links:

Lin-Manuel Miranda singing the opening song from the musical at the White House in 2009

Jonathan Groff, Andrew Rannells and Brian D’Arcy James singing The Schuyler Sisters on Ham4Ham (sort of mini pre-show outside the theater before each showing)

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tumblr

A Hamilton’s beginner guide (a funny article on hypable)

Ham4Ham with Lea Salonga

Ham4Ham with The Hamilton Children

The article about Hamilton (and George Takei’s new musical Allegiance) on AV Club

Hamilton on CBS’s 60 minutes

The making of the Hamilton cast album

Lin-Manuel Miranda on The Tonight Show
Current Mood: enthralledenthralled

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October 15th, 2015

07:48 pm - Bad TV news
Dominion was cancelled. Damn. I wanted the 3rd season so much. :(
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed

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October 13th, 2015

09:03 pm - A season finale and a season premiere
Major spoilers behind both cuts

Dominion 2x13 “Sine Deo Nihil

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The Originals 3x1 “For The Next Millenium”

That was great. I loved everything and everyone. :) I’m so happy my favorite show is back.

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October 1st, 2015

08:16 pm - New season of TV
Spoilers for all aired episodes of currents seasons behind the cuts

Agents of SHIELD

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The Muppets

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Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative

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September 30th, 2015

08:01 pm - More spoilers for The Originals
Four short youtube vids with Jason Dohring talking about his character:

vid 1

vid 2

vid 3

vid 4

Promotional photos for the season premiere. And oh my God, those flashback pics with the glorious, horrible wigs... The 8th can’t come soon enough. :D
Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic

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September 26th, 2015

08:38 pm - Dominion 2x12 "Day of Wrath"
Due to real life reasons I didn’t have time to write and post my thoughts after episode 2x10 so allow me a brief moment of triumph now: spoilers are hereCollapse )

And now let’s talk about 2x12 with major spoilers behind the cut.

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Current Mood: hopefulhopeful

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September 7th, 2015

07:25 pm - Dominion 2x9 “The Seed Of Evil”
I love this show so much right now. I hope it will get renewed for the 3rd season.

Spoilers behind the cut

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Current Mood: hungryhungry

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