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21 June 2013 @ 07:41 am
Defiance  

We’ve started watching Defiance. One of my early reactions was “Who *is* that?” about Datak Tarr, who of course turned out to be the utterly wonderful Tony Curran and once I knew that I didn’t know how I couldn’t see it. (I had, in fact, said, “I know who that is but I can’t see it past the makeup.”) Anyway, he’s great and Jaime Murray, who plays his wife, Stahma Tarr, is O.M.G. amazing. OMG. She’s worth watching the show all for herself, although I like other characters as well.

Nice to see Darla’s getting work, for example, and I love that Fionnula Flanagan is in it. Ted said, “Rockne S. O’Bannone’s involved with it,” as we got started, and while it’s no Farscape, I’ll keep watching happily enough. My one complaint is, did they *have* to give her a magic head? Really? I was hoping she’d just be cool and kick-ass and competent and not also, y’know, Special, but no, Special is on the menu. Meh. Oh well.

(Yes, that’s deliberately kept vague. If you know who I’m talking about, you’ll know, and if you don’t you don’t and that’s okay too.)

“That girl,” Ted said at one point, “doesn’t look like she’d grow up to be Julie Benz at all,” and he was right. Of course, as I said to him, the only kids I’ve ever seen cast who consistently look like they’d grow up to be the older versions of themselves are the Winchester brothers and, and as I took a breath, Ted finished, “Superman.” Which is absolutely true. :)

Plains Cree. Huh. Justin Rain, one of the actors on the show, looks particularly like he could be Tlingit or Hai’da or, well, Southeast/Southcentral Native Alaskan to me, but he seems to be of Plains Cree descent. Well, okay. I really like him. And it’s fun to see Graham Greene playing a grumpy old bastard. :)

- paint bedroom & possibly bathrooms
- finish packing RPGs
- pack office
- pack TBR shelf
- call UPC
- call Airtricity
- figure out if there’s another utility thing to call
- get blog posts set up to autopost next week

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

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Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on June 21st, 2013 11:45 am (UTC)
*notes another thing she needs to catch up on*
*as soon as I finish catching up on Copper*


(Young Dean was nowhere near as unbearably pretty as actual Young Jensen, but I suspect if they'd cast anyone that pretty there might have been uncomfortable backlash....)
kit: fanboy_spn_carryonmizkit on June 21st, 2013 02:59 pm (UTC)
Jensen Ackles was almost incomprehensively beautiful as a boy, yes. Mother of mercy. :) (Er, ETA that the Young Deans in SPN have, though, looked like they could grow up to be him. Which was the point that I got distracted from by Young Jensen. :))

Edited at 2013-06-21 02:59 pm (UTC)