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I'm watching The Musketeers, purely for shallow reasons of sword-fighting and Capaldi and OMG CAPALDI. Turns out he is basically the RICHELIEU OF MY HEART except a bit more evil. But he is properly loyal to France and his foreign policy of making France the pre-eminent European power is there and also he is Capaldi and brilliant. Mostly my opinion of things three-musketeer-y rests on what they do with Richelieu. The recent steampunk film version (which I ADORE MADLY) still managed to score points by remembering he used to be a soldier, though mostly the love there is earned with the ridiculous and their fabulous version of Milady and OMG ORLANDO BLOOM'S BUCKINGHAM. Best. Buckingham. Ever.

ALso started Sleepy Hollow. I am like three episodes in and got spoiled for the finale a bit. Only pre-credits BUT STILL. On the other hand, the lolariousness of it is making me try to get a move on. IT IS V GOOD.

Made it to end of first season of Elementary and that was BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECT and I love how should they not have got another season it could have ended there and been a wonderful, lovely thing. BUT THERE IS MORE THANK GOODNESS YAY. It is better than Sherlock, but I still quite love Sherlock and this year's was winning as Sherlock develops some empathy and sense of justice. And then I was sad because the only good Moriarty is Trek Moriarty (ooh, and Elementary now! Well done, Elementary. I forgot I basically always hate Moriarty characters when I was watching cause omg AWESOMENESS)

I am aware there is now a Scottish Doctor.

Date: 2014-01-22 10:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slemslempike.livejournal.com
I haven't seent he Three Musketeers with orlando Bloom, but it makes me SO HAPPY that you like his Buckingham nonetheless. I must watch it.

Date: 2014-01-22 12:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
He is lolarious. Every time I've seen him to comedy he is brill.

Date: 2014-01-22 01:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drakyndra.livejournal.com
I swear I've seen at least one movie critic comment that Orlando Bloom's problem is that he tries to be a serious actor, when he should be taking advantage of his great comic timing.

Date: 2014-01-22 01:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
It is pretty amazing timing. I would totally go see any comedy on the strength of him being in it.

Date: 2014-01-22 11:04 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] spiralsheep.livejournal.com
I've only seen one publicity still for Auntie Beeb's new musketeers series but I managed to identify all the musketeers correctly because their hats were all perfectly in character. I'm glad Richelieu is working for you. I imagine it's difficult to write the character for the screen, even if the production is blessed with an actor such as Capaldi who does scheming baddies perfectly.

Date: 2014-01-22 12:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
HATS! They do have splendid hats! I don't know if I could confidently tell which was which based on that so I am therefore Well Impressed.

Date: 2014-01-22 11:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sabotabby
I feel weird about sympathizing with Richelieu because evil. Tell me it's normal.

Date: 2014-01-22 02:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
TOTS NORMAL. He's doing it all, more or less, for what he sees as the good of France, and everyone actually is less competent than him so no wonder he gets a teeny bit tetchy on occasion. And he looks really hot and that makes everything okay when it's fiction, I assume.

Date: 2014-01-22 12:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hawkmoth.livejournal.com
Elementary is a thing of beauty and a joy forever. (Where are the new episodes, dammit!)

I still have a lovely piece of fanart of Trek's Moriarty on my den wall. (Yea, Daniel Davis!)

Date: 2014-01-22 02:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] calapine.livejournal.com
I still have loads! Yay for being rubbish at keeping up with telly.

Date: 2014-01-22 06:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rj-anderson.livejournal.com
Daniel Davis was an EXCELLENT Moriarty. My favourite, in fact.

Date: 2014-01-22 04:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] darthfangirl
Sleepy Hollow is the best thing US TV has given me in ages. Or since it gave me Elementary anyway. BEST SHOWS.

Also, I really need to "acquire" The Musketeers soon. The pictures of Capaldi are killing me!

Date: 2014-01-22 06:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iamrman82.livejournal.com
You mean that there is somebody that isn't me who likes that Musketeer film?

Date: 2014-01-23 12:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neadods.livejournal.com
Sleepy Hollow and Almost Human are about the best things on American TV right now, IMO.

Also - do you have access to YouTube? I'm not sure what plays internationally, but the first episode of 221B Baker Street, the new Russian Holmes series, has been uploaded and given English subtitles. It's a must-watch for Watson fans; Russian Watson is fabulous!

Date: 2014-01-23 03:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] txvoodoo.livejournal.com
I agree with all your show opinions, as always! :D

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