30 Days until…
RED MEN 4
And they better play the Black Keys, “Howlin’ For You” Sometime this season.
Or the one where True Blood has it’s “Leg Hitch”
Ok ladies, we’re down to the wire. If you haven’t read Sookie book 4, “Dead to the World” yet, now’s the time to do it. It will make you REALLY look forward to this season, especially if you’re Team Eric. Have you seen the trailer?
EC: Then catch up and read the latest Sookie book, “Dead Reckoning”. It’s fabulous and you’ll totally jump back on the Team Bill bandwagon. Or even better Team Sam and his shirts! (Or that just might be me. Hmm…) Review coming soon!
Anyone else notice a change in appearance for our Camelot cast?
•Gawain’s facial hair has been sculpted into an Ethan Hawk style goatee w/ scruff, rather than than the unkempt wildman look he has been sporting over the past few weeks.
•Kay is wearing darker tunics and now we see that boyfriend has got some biceps. *sends muffin basket to wardrobe department*
•Leontes’ emo man bangs have been swept back. I hear ya Leontes, I get frustrated with my bangs too. And you don’t have the luxury of always toting around a little clip. BTW, I’m TOTALLY #TeamLeontes. Actually, I’d be perfectly fine with a whole show on the Adventures of Kay and Leontes. Hear this STARZ?
•However, Guinevere is still rocking the Xanadu look. Please. Can’t they just pop over to Ren Faire and get her a new circlet *costume nerd moment*
•But bring back Arthur’s ponytail. (What can I say, I came of age in the 90’s, I still have a fondness for the ponytail. I blame grunge and “Singles”).
And don’t forget to watch the new episode tonight! I think Leontes finds out his wife is
a smelly pirate hooker less than chaste.
Well now, Vampire Diaries has sure taken a turn for the awesome. Whereas we weren’t left with cliffhangers, more like new cans open, worms everywhere.
Damon: He tries to go all Heather’s on himself and bask in the sunlight to scorching. Full of angst, Stefan saves him and tosses him in the basement. Later Alaric comes over, they get drunk and they attempt “The Talk”: I- turned-your-wife-vamp style. But they’re men and they stop before they could actually reveal some emotions.
EC: Ha ha! Heathers! I loved that movie. Winona Ryder and Christian Slater in their former glory. Also, I love when Damon and Alaric show their manly love.
Klaus: I just have to mention how much I like their styles. Good job on “The Original” brother’s wardrobes. But wardrobe dept, you have really been doing well this last half of the season! You must have finally heard the old saying, “GUYS: The deeper the V-neck the bigger your Vajayjay”. Thank you. OK, back to Klaus. So he stakes his brother Elijah. Then Stefan. Then bites Katherine. Then heals her. Then we see that he’s the Cure. And no I don’t mean in a Robert Smith kind of way. Hybrid Klaus is his own curse and cure. How handy dandy. We find out that he wants Stefan, but he wants him bad. As in “Ripper” bad Stefan. Like this:
EC: Is it just me or doesn’t Klaus’s hair look like a Chia Pet or…a jeri curl? Put’s the fear into me. (not really)
The OTHER blond sheriff: Yeah, she shows up. Shoots Whiny (Jeremy). Hates Damon and her own daughter. Dude, she sucks. *sings* I (got) shot (by) the sheriff… but she didn’t shoot no Da-mon-y (OK, it’s a stretch.) Speaking of blond sheriff’s. Hello, True Blood promo! It looks like they got new make up, they have pigment and are all dewy/ glow-y. Dare I say sparkly?
EC: Yay True Blood! I am so excited!!!! Thank goodness there will be something good to watch this summer. Confused Eric is my favorite! Plus, I just finished the newest book. It’s great! (review coming soon!)
Bonnie: Tunes into the witch channel but they scramble her cranium like DirectTv in a thunderstorm. She’s is begging for Whiny’s life and they’re like, “Um not so much”. So she cries a lot. Then poof Whiny is back from the dead. Will he turn vamp since Caroline tried to feed him her blood when he was dead? Oooooh, I hope resurrected Whiny turns all Pet Semetery. That would make him severely interesting. In this epi. Whiny smiled. Twice. No wait, three times. That was epic! He has teeth! Who knew?
EC: He was cute again in the last scene. Does that mean he will be less ‘whiny’ next season? Let’s all cross our fingers. If not, then Miss Bonnie needs a new love interest ASAP!
Caroline had a cute jacket. I have a similiar one and I completely ripped off her outfit. My inner WNTW Stacey London was shrieking at me that my style icon should not be 2 decades my junior. But neither Matt nor Tyler where there to witness Caroline’s cuteness? Where were they. (see previous VampDi post)
Elena/ Katherine:So Damon is halluciniating that Elena is civil war Katherine and that he is begging for her to change him. So Damon had a vamp choice, and chose it. Does Stefan know this? Speaking of civil war, The Mystic Falls townfolk are watching Gone with the Wind and are all dressed up in period garb. How do they all own civil war clothing? Is there one hell of a rental shop? Do they all partake in historical re-enactments on the weekend? I don’t get it. Anywho, Damon bites Elena/ Katherine and she gets mad. Then finds out he’s dying and does to his death bed. And KISSES him. Which of course Katherine sees and lords over, saying “It’s OK to love them both. I did.” Oh Katherine, we all do.
EC: Katherine really is my favorite. She brings snarky to a whole new level. Plus, I just love those curls! I want curls like that for a wedding I’m going to.
Plus, I love that the town of Mystic Falls owns community Civil War costumes! Here in the Northeast we have colonial military costumes. Not as comfy and the dresses not as frilly. More like Pilgrim-ware.
Stefan: This was Stefan’s episode. He finally ditched his inner Edward and channelled his inner Jack the Ripper. Klaus made him go on a human blood bender AND……. he liked it. A lot! Stefan fell off the Cullen wagon and went all alch-ey finds a whisky barrell and goes a swimmin’. So he agrees to be Klaus’s blood buddy for a decade as payment for Damon’s wolf bite cure. This is going to be good! I love bad Stefan! We see the joy (well, vampire joy… bloodlust) and relief in his soulless black eyes as he chows down on the scared blondie. Bring on Season 3!
EC: Bad Stefan for the win! Next season is going to be fun! But how are we going to get through the summer? Oh that’s right…Sam and his shirts! (Yay True Blood!)
But uh-oh now Whiny has the curse of the ex-girlfriends!
EC: I tried to make myself forget that. Eww, Vicki. (I didn’t like her before and I still don’t. Grr!)
EC: We love talking to you all about our favorite shows, books and movies! We REALLY love when you send us posts about them! One of our favorite people, Team Jacob Edward writes to tell us about her new found enjoyment of our friends from Mystic Falls! (Just wait until she watches, Season 2! Actually, she needs to catch up now! We need her to watch Season 3 in real time with us!)
Dear Talk Supe…. do you guys do entries in letter form? Or is that weird? Oh well, I’m going with it.
I finally lost my VD/VampDi/Vampire Diaries/Whatever virginity last week.
Per the prompting of many, but mostly from the enthusiasm from EC Stacey, I purchased the first season of Vampire Diaries some time ago. I almost immediately watched about ½ the first episode, but I wasn’t sucked (ha) into it immediately and that was it for awhile, as it then sat collecting dust—until late last week that is.
My husband went on a hunting trip (you know, the non-vampire kind of hunting) and I wasn’t in the reading or writing mood that first night he was gone. The kids were in bed, and I decided that meant I should watch something that my husband would surely not ever want to watch with me. Immediately I thought of watching the A&E version of Pride & Prejudice or running the gamut of the three Twilight movies. But then I remembered the Vampire Diaries DVDs of the first season that I’d purchased and decided to at least get my money’s worth by watching the dang thing.
I can’t tell you the exact moment I was hooked, but what I can tell you is that for the entirety of those days, I got WAY too little sleep, my kids received too little interaction with their mother (they did a lot of playing outside (thank goodness it was nice out)… and were allowed to watch an extra movie or two… bad mom) and I was actually glad I am not working at the present moment because it meant more VD watching opportunities. (Shame. Oh, the shame.)
I still can’t say that I love VD more than Twilight. Twilight, I think will always be in its own special place that nothing else will ever really touch. But VD definitely contained some of the same crack that Twilight has, as I kept watching “just one more” episode until they were gone.
The thing that makes this important is: I AM NOT A VAMPIRE PERSON!
I hear your disbelief, because (despite my love-split name) I love Twilight and Edward and, well, Edward is a vampire. Yes, yes, I know that’s true but really I’m not a vampire person. When I was told by a friend that I just HAVE to read Twilight, as soon as I heard it was a love story between a human girl and a vampire, my nose crinkled and I stopped listening. If it weren’t for feeling obligated to at least give the story a shot since that friend had loaned the book to me by practically shoving it into my arms insisting I read the thing, I would have missed out on my favorite (albeit, irrationally favorite) story.
So, after I devoured the Twilight series, I tried to put aside my prejudice and be more open about other books involving vampires. I read the Almost Human series that had been described as “an adult Twilight.” To my credit, I read the entire Trilogy. It was okay, I’d recommend it to someone who’s into vampire books, but I found myself cheering for the girl to end up with the human guy over the vampire guy.
Not giving up, I borrowed Interview with a Vampire, by Anne Rice. I think that was probably two years ago now…. I still haven’t been able to find it in me to read past the first page, it’s still on my bookshelf, and I’ve actually forgotten who I’ve borrowed it from.
Then, I broke down and watched the first season of True Blood after many recommendations to watch it. I liked it. It was okay. But again, I found myself disappointed as I was unable to “fall” for Bill, the vampire that Sookie found so irresistible. Again, it was okay, but the vampires were altogether too creepy to me to be desirable. That being said, I did like it enough that I wouldn’t be opposed to watching the next season. (So, kind of progress, right?)
I’ve read other books with vampires in them too, like the Mortal Instruments series. Which although it’s about Nephellim, it has vampires in it. The vampires in the Mortal Instruments books just mostly weirded me out. (Though, the book that just came out did warm me up to one a bit. So a bit more progress, maybe?)
I also read A Discovery of Witches (recommended by none other than EC Stacey, herself). Again, I liked it. Actually, I liked it a LOT. And I was ticked off where the book ended, knowing that I’m going to have to wait an entire YEAR until the next one comes out. But the reason I liked the book so much, was not because of the vampire guy in it. It was because of the main character, her powers and her discovery of her powers in the 2nd half of the book. I was enchanted by all the things that witches in general could do. But the main vampire guy/love interest, Matthew? Eh, he was okay. I liked him well enough and all. Actually better than any of the other vampires in the other failed attempts I’d had, but I still didn’t feel that draw to him. (Again, progress, but not quite there.)
But, after many failed attempts with finding love for non-Twilight vampires, I find myself kind of there again. (And it feels great!) Now I’m just impatiently waiting for season 2 to come out on DVD, to catch up to the rest of you and then be rationed out episodes on a weekly basis too. (It’s better that way for me… String along the hits so I don’t OD on the VD crack). What I don’t understand is; what is it about this TV series captured my interest about vampires when so many other shows and books failed? I have some thoughts, and I think I know what my husband would say, but I’d like to hear your theories.
A big thank you, to Team Jacob Edward! We can’t wait for her to write more for us! Let her know in the comments what a great letter she wrote and YOUR feeling about Vampire Diaries and Twilight. Oh and to make things even more interesting for your DVR’s…
I have now had two weeks to process my reactions to watching the film, Water for Elephant. I needed to calm myself down to the Robe…I mean visual overload. To give you a truly objective view of this film, not just my making googly eyes at the lead, heroic male. I first want to let you know that I saw this film with fellow members of my book club. A fantastic group of intelligent, classy and funny ladies who are not crazy like me. Honestly, they would be the better people to ask, because they are completely objective. (Unlike me. Pattinson = Pretty.) They all likes it, but pointed out that some parts did deviate from the great book. They, however, are not writing this review. I am. hee hee hee.
The film’s director knew his target audience. This guy. If you counted the amount of close-ups, he would win. The next most popular…
Rosie probably was the true heroine of the film!
Because (to quote EC) Stefan is Edward’s slutty soulmate, Paul takes Rob out to celebrate his quarter of a centur mortal existance.
PAUL: First, we;re going to see these guys in concert. I’m recruiting them for our season 3 soundtrack.
PAUL: Then we’ll meet up the True Blood ladies.
PAUL: Then back to my pad for refreshments:
And if we have too much
tequila cake, I have decorated the bathroom IHO.