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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:34 pm 
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Is the series chronological?

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So far, the series as it exists (which would be Rosefern) is listed within the series chronologically, though it's been written and posted a bit more haphazardly. I have this idea for a H50 series that would also function partially as a prequel to Rosefern, and I have a couple of H50 stories which I really like and which would fit into the H50 part of the 'verse (and there would be at story that would be part of both series and would serve to link them together), but all of Rosefern is very consistently past tense, where some (but not all) of the H50 stories were written present tense.

My plan has always been to utilise the H50 characters as and where they fit within Rosefern, because Kate is on Hawaii and I do love the main characters and most of the supporting ones (even if I loathe some of the storylines). Totally, and in terms of what I plan for H50 in its own series and as a prequel to Rosefern, they absolutely all fit, but there is a different style to them and part of that is the present tense thing. I haven't made any decisions about whether other stories I'd write for H50 would be past or present or anything - I have a lot of ideas, but they're mostly in note form or just in my head! I'm also planning to experiment to see if rewriting the existing stories in past tense would work; I don't, however, have a clue if AO3 (for example) allows two versions of the same story to be posted. (I'm almost certain FFN does not, but I'm not really worried about posting everything there any more when it's so buggy and unreliable.) Obviously it gives a different feel to the story, so it would be an experiment, but I figure it does no harm to play - I'm not about to delete the old ones from AO3 or my Dropbox, so if I decide it doesn't work it's no problem. Or I could make an executive decision that H50 POV stories will all be present tense, which equally could work and might be more consistent than just having a random handful that were.

(I think the only other Rosefern story that's been out of the ordinary was the McNozzo prequel I did, which was still past tense but is a little differently structured which gives it a different feel to the regular ones.)

... it's possible I'm overthinking the entire endeavour, but this is my brain :rolleyes: :rofl:

I have played with tenses before - I have a Buffy story that is all 3rd person past tense alternating POV except for one chapter which just insisted on being present tense, 1st person. But... the POV character in that chapter is a centuries old, mad as a hatter, sick vampire, so it seemed to work ;D

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I feel like there's a better place for this, but can't figure out where that is and I'm kind of in a rush, so it'll have to go here for now: http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2009/05/e ... ssues.html

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I love this Neil Gaiman guy. He's a wise man. I suddenly feel a whole lot better about the writing dilemma I have right now.

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Neil Gaiman is funny, talented and wise. I have a LOT of time for him!

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Unpopular opinion time; taken as a whole, I am enjoying season 11 way more than I enjoyed season 10. Season 10 has some great individual episodes, but as an entire season, especially all those episodes focused on the dreary, dreary Bodnar revenge storyline and all those low-flying Tiva anvils, I didn't like 10 much at all. The first time I watched it, I was hugely disappointed, and I only got to like it once I started skipping my least favourite episodes and let the others shine. No other season has so many episodes I routinely just don't watch.

I basically find ten as a whole season underwhelming, overly melodramatic, and ho boy did it drag the first time I watched it. I don't think season 11 has any individual episodes that are as compelling as the best of season 10 (Detour! Phoenix!), and I hate that they maimed Delilah. Probably the one real standout is the Diane episode, which is enormous fun... but as a whole season, eleven much more enjoyable to watch.

I do hate that, while I am really enjoying Delilah, I just feel negligible chemistry between her and McGee. As a couple, I just find them... eh. Which sucks, because I love Delilah, pre and post maiming she is a solid, fun, interesting character, likeable, intelligent, savvy, persistent. But her and McGee? I'm just not feeling it at all. I want to believe it, because evidently McLilah lasts, but for me, this is a couple which is much less than the sum of its parts.

(Season 10 gets about a thousand times better when I watch it my way, which sometimes skips You Better Watch Out, almost always skips Lost at Sea, Hit and Run and Squall, and pretends 11, 12 and 20-22 don't exist. (I'm not that fond of 1&2 either, usually only watching them if I have just watched the end of S9.) The only episode that deals headon with the Bodnar incident that I actually like is Hereafter, and that's mostly because Rocky Carroll just kills it in that episode. I find the Lost at Sea episode just not particularly interesting, ditto Squall, Hit and Run annoys me, and the heavy handed Bodnar episodes with the Tiva anvils bore me stupid. Baby!Ziva is cute, but the rest of it I could happily throw out. I think it really doesn't help that you get a hefty chunk of those eps all in a row, which makes that part of the season draaaaaaag so badly.

My foreshortened version of season 10 is excellent, with several excellent episodes and a number of good ones; the broadcast version of S10 felt like wading through treacle. No, treacle is too nice... wading through bitumen.

Basically, my version of S10 > S11 > the complete version of S10.)

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I agree with you. Season 11 was overall better than Season 10.

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I'm glad it's not just me :blush: There seemed to be so much backlash over 11.

I think the best of season 10 is enormously enjoyable, but the worst of it is dire. I just counted up, and my best viewing experience for S10 involves skipping up to 11 episodes. Out of a 24 episode season, that's not a flattering proportion.

There's nothing standout amazing in S11 (unless one of the last three really grabs me by the throat), but there's nothing that stands out as being painfully awful, either. Bits and pieces of some eps, sure, but no big "OMG make it stop" episodes - none of them fall instantly into the "will happily skip" category.

... actually, the only non-S10 episode I can think of which I routinely skip is S3's Mind Games, and that's because the bad guy in that episode gives me the creeps so badly :shocked: There are plenty of episodes I'll sometimes skip if I'm rewatching but I'm just not in the mood, but S10 is just soooo far ahead of every other season in regards to 'episodes I may skip', 'episodes I will probably skip' and 'episodes I have seen maybe twice because that's how much I hate them' :rofl: I think the Bodnar storyline stands out not only as one of my all time least favourite storylines, but also as the storyline which (negatively) affects the most episodes/most affects the overall season it's part of. I really hate that storyline... can ya tell? :rofl:

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In Season 11, I hated "Homesick." Gods, that was awful.

I actually enjoyed "Past, Present, Future." Gave me some feels, and it was serviceable as a rushed exit for Ziva. And I kinda enjoyed seeing the girl turn down the guy -- especially a guy like Tony, a character who'd definitely get the girl in any other circumstance. You go girl!

I super enjoyed certain aspects of the episodes post-Ziva but pre-Ellie. But the random assortment of "visiting women" was irritating. This show really can't write a convincing female character to save their souls. I loved Borin, but they ruined her too.

"Gut Check," the first Bishop episode, was "meh." Totally didn't believe Gibbs following her around like she was the Messiah sent from on high to deal with Parsa.

Honestly though, a lot of the episodes in most of these seasons are very unremarkable. And it gets hard to remember anything about them, really.

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Oh yeah, and Bodnar was a total shit story arc. Agree with you there.

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I honestly don't mind Ellie at this point. Time will tell if she begins to grate on me, but right now I don't have a problem with her. I mean... I don't expect great things from NCIS; if I'm entertained and engaged, I'm happy :rofl:

I just hate the Bodnar storyline on so many levels. I hate that they killed Jackie, I hate that they had Ziva revert and reverse all her character growth, but honestly what I hated most? It was so dullllll. I just found the whole thing boring. It dragged down the whole season. Seriously, the only Bodnar-heavy episode I consider truly watchable is Hereafter, and like I said, that's purely because Rocky Carroll killed it. (I think he's seriously underrated.)

I think also there are much more interesting potential stories they could've told. Like, the idea Eli and Kazmi were conspiring for peace is so much more interesting and new than 'guy goes rogue and kills people for his own benefit and advancement'. I'm pretty sure they could even have killed Eli and Kazmi off in a more interesting way (and without killing Jackie for mangst), if they really wanted those characters dead. But the story they actually told... *snore* Seriously, folks, you killed off the wonderfulness that was Jackie Vance for this steaming pile of horse-manure? REALLY?!?

... yeah, I just don't like it lmao :lol2:

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Apparently they wanted the same haircut so their teacher couldn't tell them apart, and I am just dead from the cute and the innocence.

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Watching the extras about Fornell. "Well, tie me up and call me Loretta" may be one of the best Fornell lines ever :evillaugh:

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I honestly don't care one iota about Ellie, for or against (can't say how she is now, haven't really been watching the most current season.) But she was very vanilla. Not horrible or awful etc etc, but not very interesting. So just kind of... there. And she does pretty okay at just kind of being... there. Gotta say, though, fanfiction folk tend to make her more interesting than canon does.

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Yeah. Jackie's fate was stupid, stupid, stupid. They were running out of ideas. :bubbles:


PS those kids are adorable.

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TV shows will do anything to get a little manpain :banghead:

I'm just dying over how adorable those kids are. I want to hug them fiercely for being so wonderful

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I'm convinced they chose Wickersham and made her character boring so she couldn't upstage the men the way Cote de Pablo did. More often than not, Ziva stole the show, and I don't think Cote did it on purpose. She just seems to have that flair about her.

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http://cllynch.com/nasty-women-giveaway-2017/

I can't decide where to post this, so figure here is a good start. A 25 book giveaway in honour of International Women's Day, all books with female protags =D

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Apparently John Oliver discovered The Daily Show slash, and his reaction amused me greatly...
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"These were beautifully written stories, I don't want to give you the wrong impression! It was not just base pornography! There was a lot of time and lyrical language spent in describing the romanticism of each situation. A story might begin: 'Softed fall, the snow outside a ski lodge in Vermont, mounting up inch upon snowy inch on the wooden window sill. Lit from within by the glow of the roaring fire. Around the fire did sit Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, flushed from a long day skiing, toasting the marshmallows on the dancing flames, that surely they would enjoy as s'mores later that night. In walked the butler...' (sarcastically) Oh, who could that be I wonder? That is basically racist! This is just ignorance, is what it is. It's just ignorance! (mockingly)"Can I 'elp you two with anything?" Said the butler exactly how they all speak. "Anything I can do for you? Pish-posh, hufflepuffle, flip-flop!" "No thank you Mr.butler," said Stephen Colbert "But you can help me with this":(makes unzipping fly motion) Zip! Thud! and I'm going to stop there, bcause you don't need to carry around in my head, what I carry around in mine! The point is who would have thought that technology had evolved to the point where I would find myself alone in my office at work, shouting out loud at my own computer screen screaming 'WHEN DO I AT LEAST HAVE A GO?!!' Wait, what?'"

I was also entertained by this summary of slash pairings on Buffy:
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Other popular pairings include Willow/Buffy (based on the characters being extremely close), Buffy/Faith (based on the Slayer bond and significant subtext in season 3), and Spike/Angel (based on both actors being extremely hot).

Emphasis mine in both cases :rofl:

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Apparently John Oliver discovered The Daily Show slash, and his reaction amused me greatly...
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"These were beautifully written stories, I don't want to give you the wrong impression! It was not just base pornography! There was a lot of time and lyrical language spent in describing the romanticism of each situation. A story might begin: 'Softed fall, the snow outside a ski lodge in Vermont, mounting up inch upon snowy inch on the wooden window sill. Lit from within by the glow of the roaring fire. Around the fire did sit Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, flushed from a long day skiing, toasting the marshmallows on the dancing flames, that surely they would enjoy as s'mores later that night. In walked the butler...' (sarcastically) Oh, who could that be I wonder? That is basically racist! This is just ignorance, is what it is. It's just ignorance! (mockingly)"Can I 'elp you two with anything?" Said the butler exactly how they all speak. "Anything I can do for you? Pish-posh, hufflepuffle, flip-flop!" "No thank you Mr.butler," said Stephen Colbert "But you can help me with this":(makes unzipping fly motion) Zip! Thud! and I'm going to stop there, bcause you don't need to carry around in my head, what I carry around in mine! The point is who would have thought that technology had evolved to the point where I would find myself alone in my office at work, shouting out loud at my own computer screen screaming 'WHEN DO I AT LEAST HAVE A GO?!!' Wait, what?'"

I was also entertained by this summary of slash pairings on Buffy:
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Other popular pairings include Willow/Buffy (based on the characters being extremely close), Buffy/Faith (based on the Slayer bond and significant subtext in season 3), and Spike/Angel (based on both actors being extremely hot).

Emphasis mine in both cases :rofl:

:rofl: That is not even right.

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I love TVTropes ;D The honesty about Angel/Spike in particular made me absurdly happy :evillaugh:

I meant to look up John Oliver and see if there isn't some kind of video of him talking about that, because I bet it would be entertaining live!

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I had to cackle. I'm watching Lie to me*, and I've watched this so many times but it still cracks me up. (Also makes me feel a bit sad. But mostly cracks me up.) Cal and Gillian are arguing about something Cal saw in a guy and Gill didn't.

"Once. He only beat me once. The second time I let him win ‘cause I wanted to see how much he got off on, uh, humiliating me." (Gill pointedly says nothing.) "All right, there’s a lot of people out there might enjoy doing that, but they all know me."

Oh, Lightman :bow-blue: :lol2: He makes Gibbs look like an amateur at pissing people off ;D :evillaugh:

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You really should! I think the thing I like best about it is that it does the NCIS thing of mixing some fairly dark subject matter with a real sense of humour. I don't want to spoil it for you, but the episode that line is from is actually quite dark in places and there's some genuine jeopardy happening for one of the main characters; the bad guy of the tale is also pretty creepy. But in the same episode, you have this hilarious and very in character exchange between Cal and Gillian.

Also, you have these two wonderful dorks being wonderful as those two characters:

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(I haven't seen Tim Roth in enough things to know if the talking-with-his-hands thing is a Tim thing or a Cal thing, but his physicality as Cal is very entertaining to me, so I love this still. Cal getting all *waves hands around* and Gill's just like... "sigh* it cracks me up.)

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When I read that, I couldn't help but think even Michael Weatherly would've laughed at that.

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;D :evillaugh: ;D He probably would've!

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Crossposting here! Do Americans use the euphemism of powdering one's nose to mean a visit to the restroom, and if not (or even if they do!), are there other euphemisms you can think of? Ideally I'm looking for one my British character may not know...

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I've never heard anybody say that. Seems a bit dated.

Some funny idioms I've heard"

"Going to see a man about a horse." (although I think this one isn't only used for going to the restroom)
"Taking a pit stop."
"Answering the call of nature."
"Going piddle."
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Oh! In the world of online gaming, we've been known to say, "Need a bio break." I don't think that's used out of the gaming 'verse but I could picture Tim saying that. Probably not relevant, but maybe use it in a Tim-based story sometime. LOL

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:rofl: I think I found something else that'll work. Just trying to get Cal on his own so Gibbs can confuse the crap out of him :lol2: is that mean?? :evillaugh:

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Cal probably deserves it. LOL

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... probably true :rofl:

I think Kate and Gill are pretty much just gonna spend the rest of their lives going :rolleyes: at their boys' stupid antics :rofl:

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Oops. I kinda sorta started writing fanfic for a novel that's not even finished yet AND... I managed to write some for a timeframe that isn't even written yet. This hurts my head! (But I love the story so much, I can't head my muse off, this is getting written whether I like it or not :rolleyes: :rofl:)

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I have over 100K words of fiction that I have written for my book and can't post it either. I feel your pain.

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It's sort of hard to explain without spoiling, and I tried but then I saved the post as a draft because I don't trust my tired brain! But essentially, a friend of mine is writing a novel, and I made a specific suggestion, and she was sending me drafts of scenes and chapters, and she sent me the first scene that dealt with how the thing I suggested affected the plot, and my muse went "Ooooooh!" and the next day I sent her back a different viewpoint version and she went "Ooooooooooh!" :lol2: and it's snowballed from there.

But it's a WIP so it's gotta get through her agent and then get published, and because the two versions are heavily, heavily intertwined, I couldn't publish mine (even on AO3) without effectively publishing parts of hers, which might jeopardise its future in some way, and it's a wonderful story so even if I fell out with her (which is unlikely), I'd have to also want to sabotage the story, and just... nope. So I can't post it anywhere!

Which is not to say I can never publish it anywhere, but for now it has to stay private. And it's a labour of love, because I adore these characters and adding a different facet to the story has been wonderful (and keeps making me cry), so it's not like I mind, I've just got used to fanfic and relatively instant gratification, and it's just so WEIRD to have something literally one other person has read. (I mean, if it was JUST mine, then it would be different, and I'd feel freer to share if even if I didn't actually post it publicly. But it's not, so I don't feel comfortable doing so.)

It's actually been nice to dabble my toes in original fiction again (even though it sort of is and sort of isn't) and I'm having so much fun, but like I say, it's just so weird. I have all these FEELINGS for this story and these relationships and literally ONE other person knows what the hell I'm on about :rofl: :banghead: :lol2: and I think my muse enjoys messing with my head, basically :confusion-shrug: :rolleyes: :rofl:

Oh, and it's a bit weird also because it went from vague idea to 60% finished draft in no time. Like, we had an initial conversation on 28th March (I couldn't believe it when I looked it up), and she started seriously kicking around ideas on 6th April, and didn't start writing till like 8 or 9 days ago, and between us we have tens of thousands of words and she has a coming-close-to-finished novel, a month after she said "Oh, you know, I had this idea..." which is just ridiculous. So it's basically eaten my brain :rofl: and eaten hers worse!

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There are worse things to eat your brain. Like drugs.

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That said, yay! Any creativity is good creativity. I do think you've got the skills to go completely "original."

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That's so true, Chelsea! It's actually one of the things I love about fiction, how real and absorbing it can be, and that sort of weird alchemy where I can take something in my head, make a bunch of black on white marks on paper, then give it to someone else and have it be so real to them they cry. I just find that fascinating and addictive.

Doing that in such a tiny bubble, though, is just a very odd, unique experience for me. And probably what makes it even more so is that the subject matter and relationships involved are such that I know people who would really love it, and it's just... weird having all this writing, some of which I am inordinately proud of, and more or less keeping it to myself. Plus I honestly just really love the story, so what I want to do is press it on everybody :rofl: (And actually, I'm kind of fascinated at some point to give my version to someone who likely wouldn't read the original and see how well it would stand alone, because that's really hard for me to judge when I'm so deeply involved with both versions.)

Thanks :blush: :kisscheek: I actually started out with original fiction, and was stymied by not knowing how to finish stuff and not being very good at plot - I think the latter is one of the things I like about fanfiction, because you don't always need a plot, and even when you do you can usually borrow one. I have gone back and poked at some of my original stuff recently, but this is the first time in a while I've created something new. And like I say, it's not exactly original, but I've had enough input and have seen the story through its whole proces, so it doesn't exactly feel like "just fanfic" either. It's the closest I've come to substantial original fiction in... probably seven or eight years? Which is a good feeling.

It's a fairly small 'cast' because of the nature of the book and story (a few main, a few supporting, and a couple who get mentioned but never appear 'on screen'), but they're all so real and vivid to me, and it's just... so peculiar to be so emotionally caught up in these characters and these relationships, to be so invested but to be keeping it to myself. I mean, even previous original stories, I shared excerpts online (even quite large excerpts, in private fora for writers) and had a couple of people who would beta read even the whole MS, and now it's very much me and my friend and that is it.

... Well, and her agent :rofl: but it's not like I can randomly email her agent to fangirl :lol2:

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Now I'm really, really curious about what your friend is writing. What genre? Can you share that? ;D

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Oh wow! Me, too, actually. Turns out, I don't know how to finish fanfic either. Surprise! But fanfic does make things nice and ready-made.

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Oh wow! Me, too, actually. Turns out, I don't know how to finish fanfic either. Surprise! But fanfic does make things nice and ready-made.

:rofl: :gah: indeed! *solidarity hug :hug2col: :lol2:*

As you may have spotted ;) I'm much more comfortable (and hopefully good at) the emotional side of things; the stuff that I most struggle to finish is usually when things get plotty. With fanfic, you have that backdrop of the show so you can be quite vague about the plotty side of things

I feel, for no logical reason, weird about sharing the genre etc here publicly, but I'm gonna check and see how she feels about that :yes:

When it gets published (and I say "when" not "if" because I really think it deserves to get published, so I am really pulling for it!), I will be going on and on about it :rofl: She just wrote the climax of the book yesterday, and so now she's into tying up loose ends and bringing everything to a satisfying conclusion, so it's actually possible she will have gone from "Hey, I have an idea!" to a complete first draft in a month :rofl: and she's actually been writing it for less than a fortnight :rofl:

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I don't know who owns the streaming rights to Lie to Me in the UK, but in the States the show's apparently switched from Netflix to Hulu:

http://cordcuttersnews.com/hulu-adding- ... ash-bones/

Also: I watched the pilot episode for Sherlock and was very impressed. I did a double take at Watson before realizing the actor portraying him, Martin Freeman, was also in the BBC's version of The Office!

I've also watched the pilot for Idris Elba's Luther, and am in Season 2 of Monty Python.

I'm starting to see for myself why some people think British TV to be far superior to American TV. :)

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Also: I watched the pilot episode for Sherlock and was very impressed. I did a double take at Watson before realizing the actor portraying him, Martin Freeman, was also in the BBC's version of The Office!

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Sherlock is really awesome. Honestly I thought nobody could be better portraying Holmes than Robert Diwney Jr. these days, but Benedict Cumberbatch is just such a good actor and I loved all four seasons of Sherlock.

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Also: I watched the pilot episode for Sherlock and was very impressed. I did a double take at Watson before realizing the actor portraying him, Martin Freeman, was also in the BBC's version of The Office!



Sherlock is really awesome. Honestly I thought nobody could be better portraying Holmes than Robert Diwney Jr. these days, but Benedict Cumberbatch is just such a good actor and I loved all four seasons of Sherlock.[/quote]

I need to make the time to stream the series.

Cumberbatch is a great actor. I liked him in Star Trek Into Darkness.

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He was also great in Doctor Strange. Really confusing sometimes for me, but I loved that they kept his voice (that's the thing with germans, we sometimes are more in love with the voice actor then the actual actor. Well I could also say it's just me :hyper: )

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Oh, I heard the first season of LTM had come off Netflix in the US, maybe that's why. It hasn't been streamable here for a while, but in the end I bought the DVDs!

(It's too bad Hulu is only in the US, access for us tends to rely on what's lucrative in America, so if something is on Hulu and gets taken off Netflix, it's usually gone from alllll of Netflix... but we don't have access to Hulu so we are kind of screwed :banghead:)

Idris is so good!

I think British TV tends to have much shorter seasons, but they're usually made and broadcast as a whole (being cancelled mid season is pretty much unheard of), and have less in the way of filler.

You should try the original version of Life on Mars, if you haven't already, I think it would appeal to you.

Cumberbatch is a very fine actor :yes:

I have occasionally tried to watch things I know dubbed into languages I'm learning, but it can be very peculiar; worse with something like NCIS where the characters are so familiar to me. The voice actors doing the dubbing just sound so weird!

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Sherlock is really awesome. Honestly I thought nobody could be better portraying Holmes than Robert Diwney Jr. these days, but Benedict Cumberbatch is just such a good actor and I loved all four seasons of Sherlock.


I need to make the time to stream the series.

Cumberbatch is a great actor. I liked him in Star Trek Into Darkness.[/quote]
I'm currently on a really, really intense Sherlock... eh... obsession. It's an interesting re-imagining of the original stories. Seasons 1 and 2 are stellar. Season 3 is also good. Actually, all of it is above average. Don't binge watch it though. You will go mad.

I love that you recognized Martin Freeman from The Office.

I know that everybody raves about Cumberbatch as Sherlock (btw he learned the violin for the role; he had never played before), but Martin is fantastic. And honestly, the beauty of the entire thing is how the both of them play off each other.

(Then there's Mycroft!!!!)

Don't even get me started. I could obsess for days.


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