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05 June 2012 @ 01:39 am
A long time ago, we used to be friends...  
I have been watching a lot of Veronica Mars recently.

Hot DAMN that's a good show.

I was not keen to watch it at first, the whole teenage P.I. thing had always kind of put me off, and I've never been a fan of Kristen Bell, but callmeonetrack insisted, and when it comes to things that I will like, she is almost never wrong. And she wasn't this time.

First of all, how have I never been a fan of Kristen Bell? She's incredible. Veronica is such a fantastically written character, I really take my hat off to Rob Thomas and the other writers for creating this sharp, witty, honourable, emotional, admirable young woman, but Kristen Bell really brings her to life in the most fantastic way. She's got excellent comic timing and the kind of dramatic chops where she can make her face literally crumple with sadness. I believe every thing she does, and that is impressive because....it's not the most believable of shows. (That isn't a bad thing, I love a good suspension of disbelief, it's just not.)

I am so impressed with all the other characters as well, how well rounded they are, how fantastic the cast chemistry was, how you never really met anyone inconsequential, the freaking continuity is insanely good. It's pretty much just awesome.

I don't have many actual coherent thoughts that I can do in a meta way, but I do have MANY thoughts, so if anyone wants to hang out and talk to me about it for a while, I'm totally down with that.

One thing though. The ending. HOW is that the ending? It was IN THE MIDDLE of all kinds of crap that I am never now going to know the outcome of. WHAT THE CRAP, show? Can someone explain this to me? I'm not in the mood to google it, but would like to know.

Also, I watched the Pilot of Longmire today.

I liked it. I didn't love it. I know it was the pilot and that there's always stuff to work out from pilots, but the pacing felt kind of odd? I was fully prepared for it to be this kind of quiet, wide open spaces, isolated kind of thing, and instead it maybe just felt a bit slow?

I did love Walt though, his face and his smile and his voice are just perfect for that role, and I'm totally digging on his bro-mance with the Red Pony dude. And his relationship with Vic.

Which, by the way, can we take a second to talk about how much I love Katee's hair? I mean, I love other stuff about her too, the sass and the jumping into a fight with the tribal police (literally jumping, her feet were totally not on the ground) and the way she says "uh-oh" when Walt calls Branch on his shit (also by the way, what the hell kind of person names their child Branch? What is that?). But also her hair is just adorable.

One thing I really didn't like at all, was Walt's daughter. She didn't seem to me like she was playing it as though she was his daughter. She was kind of flirty in a weird way that gave me the creeps, and on the neck behind the ear is TOTALLY not somewhere I would EVER kiss my dad. Just FYI. I think me and her are gonna have some issues.

The promo for the second episode looks a lot more action-y though, so we'll see how it goes. Either way, I am happy to have Katee on my screen, and will obviously keep watching. I just don't know yet if I'm going to love it. But then it might be a slow burner, who knows.

Also, I watched the Queen's Jubilee concert this evening and got surprisingly really teary. Prince Charles called her mummy. On stage. It was adorable. It gave me feelings.

What's up with you fine folks?
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embolalia: Kara/Lee - facesembolalia on June 5th, 2012 02:52 am (UTC)
"Uh-oh" was my favorite too :)

ALSO you should go watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG_dqD9RrKM They were going to skip ahead to Veronica's FBI career for season 4 but couldn't swing it with the network.
howlinchickhowl: wattshowlinchickhowl on June 5th, 2012 04:42 pm (UTC)
It was just pure Katee :)

Ok, I'm not sure I would have liked season 4 if it was like that. Without her dad or Weevil or Logan or Mac or Wallace or Dick, who was just starting to really be a character. I don't think I would dig that at all...
Call Me OneTrackcallmeonetrack on June 5th, 2012 04:06 am (UTC)
YAY! So glad you liked VM (because if you hadn't...well I would have lost some faith in humanity I think!! Lol. Or at least your taste levels. ;)

Sadly, the network really fucked around with their last season. It got truncated on them multiple times I think, so they had to keep cutting things out/down and ended up with that jumbly mess instead. Sigh. But oh boy do I love S1. So good.

It's funny because I didn't like Cassidy Freeman (the daughter) AT ALL on Smallville and I actually thought she was really great in that scene (I didn't get inappropriate/flirty vibes).

Katee's hair in the pilot was her real long hair, then she had to wear extensions when she went back to film the rest because she cut it for Riddick. She looks great. Hair, jeans, all of it. Branch in the books? Was named TURK. I think that's worse. Lol
howlinchickhowl: starbuckhowlinchickhowl on June 5th, 2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
She's a total SBHTBIC! How could I not love it?

Season one is insanely good, though season two I really did enjoy as well. Season three definitely struggled but I liked the way they were developing people and I would have liked to have had just a little bit more :(

I thought she acted it well, there was a lot of emotion there, but it seemed just a little OFF to me, a little bit too much like they had always known each other as adults, it was just something a little bit wrong.

They are both AWFUL names. Agreed. And Katee does look excellent.