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This week i decided to make peace Versailles, and consequently enjoyed it immensely. And really, most of the things which has irked me, are really only something that (may) annoy you if you know the history, and the real characters of the people. Because let me tell you, the only characters who isn’t wildly out of character at this point are Liselotte and Madame de Montespan. But I buy it, because I love the actors are great, and their acting sell it all to me, even if I know it’s wrong.

I also realise I have expected too much of the show vis a vis the Affair of Poisons. You see, it was HUGE. As in going on for almost a decade and involving hundreds of people. It started out when a woman called Brinvilliers poisoned several members of her family, shocking France because she was both beautiful and upper class. The belief that your outer circumstances like looks and social class, said something about your character, was something widely held back then. And eventually, more and more people were implicated, and as time went, more and more people at court were dragged into it. Louis XIV, who initially was very much for finding all the guilty ones, got a bit of cold feet then. And when the accusations reached Madame de Montespan, he put the lid on it. Parts of the evidence was destroyed, though what was left were enough to executed. And a whole bunch of people who were innocent, but friends and family to the executed, were sent to prison for life, and forbidden to ever speak again. Madame de Montespan was never convicted of anything, but she was sent to a convent. It seems fairly certain there were some burning hot things the king really didn’t want the public to know about. And all this is beyond the scope of Versailles, and I should have realised that- it was just that I would have loved to see the whole, intricate affair being made into TV. But it was so complicated it would need a different kind of show altogether. Versalles focus on Louis XIV, and but necessity the whole thing must be made smaller and more intimate.

Spoilers for Versailles )

Spoilers for The Blacklist )

Rocky Horror Picture Show, remake & original )

As the kid is with his father, we can’t watch Doctor Who<7i> until next Wednesday. We also can’t start with American Gods, which starts on Sunday, until then. I’m very excited over that show!
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As usual, spoilers under the cuts, so beware!

Doctor Who )

I’m now six episodes in on Versailles, and I’m sorry to say I find it weaker than the first. (Apart from three huge NO’s, those are heartbreaking!) However, this may be because 17th century history is one of my favourite periods, and a lot of what irks me, has to do with that. If you don’t feel that is important, then I think you won’t find the same thing irritating. And this is what annoys me:

Versailles, episod 5-6 )

The costumes of Versailles )
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As lways spoilers under the Cuts.

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley. I really liked this book, set in Victorian London, but with a couple of strong fantasy and steampunk elements. It started out with a telegraphist receiving a mysterious watch as an anonymous gift, and a bomb threat, and I thought it would be a bit of a thriller, but it isn’t, really. But it’s a bit hard to describe what happens without spoilers. I can say it’s about a man who see the colours of sounds, and a woman who want to see the ether. And about a man who remembers his future and forgets his past. And two love stories. And a clockwork octopus. And I enjoyed every page of it. This is Pulley’s debit novel and it makes me really excited to see what she writes next.

Grimm )

OUAT )

And Versailles will start airing in Sweden on April 13. Wohoo! I only hope it won’t be any hassle, as it’s on a streaming channel we don’t have. It ought not to be a problem, but I’m always sceptical to those things until they do work. I really, really want to watch the new season. If worst come to worst the French DVD will be released by the end of April (with both the English and the French-dubbed version). But I think that if you are in USA you’ll need a DVD player which can play European DVDs.
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As lways spoilers under the cuts.

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley. I really liked this book, set in Victorian London, but with a couple of strong fantasy and steampunk elements. It started out with a telegraphist receiving a mysterious watch as an anonymous gift, and a bomb threat, and I thought it would be a bit of a thriller, but it isn’t, really. But it’s a bit hard to describe what happens without spoilers. I can say it’s about a man who see the colours of sounds, and a woman who want to see the ether. And about a man who remembers his future and forgets his past. And two love stories. And a clockwork octopus. And I enjoyed every page of it. This is Pulley’s debit novel and it makes me really excited to see what she writes next.

Grimm )

OUAT )

And Versailles will start airing in Sweden on April 13. Wohoo! I only hope it won’t be any hassle, as it’s on a streaming channel we don’t have. It ought not to be a problem, but I’m always sceptical to those things until they do work. I really, really want to watch the new season. If worst come to worst the French DVD will be released by the end of April (with both the English and the French-dubbed version). But I think that if you are in USA you’ll need a DVD player which can play European DVDs.
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Sweden switched to summertime last weekend, which invariable makes me feel jet-lagged and cranky. As I do when we go into winter time too. I would much rather we kept to one time all year round.

And on Sunday my spring allergies exploded- I strongly suspect the birches. I hate feeling congested and stupid. But it’s pretty outside, especially by the lake when I am walking the dogs. The downside with the warmer weather is that Tom catches mice. Suddenly he jumps one-two-three and the poor thing squeals its last. I hate it, but I don’t know how to stop it- he does it even when he’s on the leach. Luckily he is very good at dropping it when I tells him. I keep telling him he is bred for sheepherding, not hunting. Teddie, on the other hand, has no instincts at all- he only wants to goof around. To his delight the swan couple was back today. He loves them and lives in hope they will someday want to play with him. They, on the other hand, are not pleased at all with this doggly adoration.

I haven’t done a what I have been watching-post in ages, so here goes. Everything under the cut may contain spoilers.

Grimm )

But OUAT! Well, I think I can safely say I will give up this show after this season. And I stay on now only because I really am very fond of Oded Fehr and I hope he will turn up again. I even saw that trite shit called Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo for his sake. (and was rewarded with a naked Oded Fehr, those minutes sure wasn’t wasted). But when it comes to OUAT I have grown tired of this constant bombardment of new characters who are given no grounding and who are gone before one get to know them. And all the villains! What’s wrong with having one or possibly two Big Bad each season? This is what I think goes on in the heads of those who are behind OUAT (beware of snarking):

OUAT )

Supernatural )

The Blacklist ) I’ve also started to watch Blacklist redemption, which I like, thought it’s much more a straight up action thriller. I like Famke Jensen and I also like that they have opted to give a woman around 50 such a hefty role.

Husband and I are also watching Eureka, which is a re-watch for me, and new to him. It’s a rather charming show, I think. I was a bit surprised to see Tygh Runyan (Fabien Marchal in Versailles pop up in an episode as Fargo’s grandfather. I recognized the voice before I placed the face- he looked quite different without a long wig and facial hair.
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We finished The Man in the High Castle, season 2, yesterday, and both my husband and I feel a bit shaken. It’s an amazing show and I can’t recommend it enough.

Spoilers ahead! )
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Spoilers under cut.

I’m happy to say that the two last episodes of OUAT has been much better than the rest of the season. I think I shall check who it is who writes those horribly saccharine and clinging episodes and avoid them in the future. Now if we could just get some more Jafar.

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency )

Lucifer )

Supernatural )

We have also watched Conviction, which we like despite the unrealistic premises. I blame Hayley Atwell for that. And we are on the last season of Charmed. I find Billie the Teenage Witch incredibly annoying. And I guess her sister will turn out to be this season Big Bad. And we have seen a couple of more episodes of Luke Cage and quite like it.

American Horror Story )

Grimm )
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I know, another what I have been watching, already, but I’m not having the best of weeks. Spoilers ahead, at least for AHS and The Strain.

Victoria )

Charmed )

American Horror Story )

The Strain )

Class )
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My Mummy fic is getting a very wordy ending. I’m enjoying writing it a lot, but it’s rather romantic. For being written by me, that is. I guess most people would not think it particularly fluffy. I had hoped to finish it tonight, but I got up at 4 this morning and is starting to feel rather fussy. But I’m off work tomorrow, and husband will be elsewhere, so I have the whole day and afternoon to myself.

Fellow Doctor Who fans may enjoy that [livejournal.com profile] public_call will open for nominations on September 15. I don’t think I will be signing up because I’m really not very interested in writing, or getting, New Who only fics and you have to include one of those. I understand the reasoning behind it, but much as I love New Who, it’s the Classics which sparks my imagination when it comes to fics.

The Strain )

The Musketeers )

Charmed )

Husband and I also watched the first episode of Firefly which we hadn’t seen before, despite liking Buffy, Angel and The Dollhouse. We quite liked it, though it felt a bit confusing at times.
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Spoilers for Game of Thrones, and kinda, sorta for Outlander.

Miss Fisher & Charmed )

The Borgias )

I have also re-watched Sense8, and liked it as much the this time around.

Once Upon A Time In Wonderland )

Game of Thrones )

Outlander )

Preacher )
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Spoilers for the last episodes.

Read more... )
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Spoilers as per usual, especially for Outlander which has spoilers even for episodes not aired yet.

The Mummy )

On writing )
Orphan Black )

Penny Dreadful )
Outlander )

Game of Thrones )

Lie To Me )
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Spoilers as per usual, especially for Outlander which has spoilers even for episodes not aired yet.

The Mummy )

On writing )
Orphan Black )

Penny Dreadful )
Outlander )

Game of Thrones )

Lie To Me )
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Still spending most of my time sewing, which is why you only get updates of what I watch. I’ll get back to bore you with other things soon, I promise. Spoilers for Penny Dreadful below, but Versailles I'm merely gushing about.

Penny Dreadful )

Versailles )

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