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26 September 2011 @ 06:06 pm
A Scale, A Mirror, And Those Indifferent Clocks  
Everything is still great here, I don't know what I ever did to deserve it. Or how I'm ever going to be able to go back home. I miss some things, of course. I miss my family, friends, my cat (I really do miss her, so much that I almost can't look at cat-videos without going in to cuddle-withdrawal), and ordinary, every-day things - speaking Swedish, knowing my way around, communicating and just feeling a part of it all.
I do feel great here, but it's still not my city. And I'm kind of scared of what this place and the people here are doing to my confidence - for some strange reason I seem to stand out here, while back at home I'm just a face in the crowd. It's weird. I know I'm not beautiful or extraordinary.


Two out of three of my courses are great, but sadly I hate my film course - it's just a giant waste of time. The art course is pretty much on things I already know, but the professor is great and we go to a museum almost every week, so I still like it a lot. Amsterdam in the Golden Age is exactly the way I thought it would be, and probably where I'll learn the most.

I went to see Midnight in Paris with two friends on Friday, and I'm not a fan of Woody Allen, but this film was all I needed and more. I could criticize it, from the point of view of an Art historian (Degas hanging out with Gauguin??) but I just enjoyed it a lot. Adrien Brody as Dalí was the best part. (I never know how I feel about Dalí, his art doesn't interest me that much and then there's the whole was he/wasn't he, a fascist?)



TV SEASON

I'd like to start with saying, I quite enjoyed the first episode of Community. It wasn't the show's strongest (duh.) but after being without it for so long, it was enough. Just. Please stop making fun of Britta. Britta Perry is awesome, she has flaws, but she's still amazing and not the opposite of Batman at all.


Now, for myself, to keep track of everything, or for you to see if you want to watch, this is a list of pilots I've watched:

2 Broke Girls.
Not as hopeless as I feared. Still, if the scripts don't grow from the pilot, I'm dropping it. Giving it two more episodes because of my enormous crush on Kat Dennings.

The New Girl.
Ergh, not really sure what I think, honestly. This one, as with 2BG, wasn't as bad as I expected, but it was still pretty bad. I'm glad Damon Wayans Jr. is still doing Happy Endings (which I love). Giving it one more try, because half hour (20 min) comedies are easy to watch.

Revenge.
HA! Uhm, sorry. It's a bit like Desperate Housewives, but younger. Didn't hate it, didn't love it, but it was entertaining. And I do have a thing for female leads, even though she's every clichéd venger ever.

Pan Am.
Not as "wannabe Mad Men" as I thought. Will keep watching.

Prime Suspect.
I never saw the Helen Mirren series, except for the last episode, so I can't really compare the two. But I did like the pilot of this one. And it has Kirk Acevedo, I can always use more Joe Toye in my life.

Homeland.
Just so good. Though it doesn't actually premiere until October 2nd so the next episode is far away - I want it now! Damian Lewis and Claire Danes were both outstanding.


I think that's all, for now... Did anyone watch Person of Interest and was it any good? I don't think I'm picking up any new CW shows, but I will try the first episode of Hart of Dixie, just because of Wilson Bethel.
 
 
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Mary: Brittapenumbra on September 26th, 2011 04:47 pm (UTC)
Britta Perry is awesome, she has flaws, but she's still amazing and not the opposite of Batman at all.
Whatever, the opposite of Batman *is* amazing, imo.

I watched the Revenge pilot too. I like the concept of the show but the execution is, yeah, not good.
Lisa: Britta communitysailorandme on September 26th, 2011 06:50 pm (UTC)
Whatever, the opposite of Batman *is* amazing, imo.
Hah, so true though!

Re:Revenge, it's just so tacky. I feel like the best way to watch it would be in my pajamas with a pint of ice cream, just because the whole thing is so ridiculous and over the top.
svgurl: lois s8svgurl on September 26th, 2011 11:46 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear you're doing well. That's too bad about the film course but good news about the other two.

I'm still deciding what shows I need to watch. I've heard good things about Pan Am so I might check that out.

Edited at 2011-09-26 11:46 pm (UTC)
Lisa: Lois Lanesailorandme on September 27th, 2011 11:41 am (UTC)
yeah, the film course is just very, very boring - which is sad, because i really wanted it to be good.

i can definitely recommend Pan Am, except for one storyline in the pilot i genuinely enjoyed it.