Feb. 12th, 2009

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"This is the curse, George. Not what happens to you during the full moon, this."
--a vampire to a werewolf, discussing the problems of finding normality and structure in a human world.

I think I'm going to like this show. Why is it that American TV shows do action and imagery so well, but British TV shows do intense character-building so well? In all the BBC shows I've seen, from this to Life on Mars, the focus is always more on the personal struggle of the individual and corresponding philosophy than on the plot as a whole. I feel like English people must spend a lot of time thinking about the human condition and life, the universe, and everything.

Other things about it: interesting characters to start. The vampire (didn't catch his name) is kind of like a stoned Orlando Bloom. The other guy looks insanely familiar, though I don't know where from...he's nice, and very likable.

Very funny conversation about mistaken sexual orientation that manages to be funny without being homophobic, thanks to one minor character's pitch-perfect delivery.

It oddly reminds me of the Russian film Nightwatch, in that it focuses heavily on the mundane life of supernatural people. Everything that's boring, bloody, and strangled by minutiae. There's a wonderful brief discussion, one which I admit I've never heard/read before in a supernatural story of this type, about "in house" activities, which I won't elaborate on because it's better to see it. It's also kind of like Friends, except everyone's some kind of supernatural monster of the night. Yet they still have coffee!

Anyway, I like it. I understand this is only the pilot, and the actual aired first episode will be somewhat different, but I will definitely be around for more. I'll leave you with another quote from a scene that made me giggle:

John: "So, you've just arrived at Hogwarts, which house do they put you in?"
George: "I'd like to say Gryffindor, but they're supposed to be brave. What's the other one? Ravenclaw, does that have a characteristic?"
John: "I think they're brainy. You could be in Ravenclaw."
Annie: "I quite fancy Hufflepuff actually. I've always thought in Hufflepuff they just spend the day making stuff with safety scissors and glitter."
timepiececlock: (Bite me. -Toph)
A game of cliff, shag, or marry!

(Where you give me three people and I pick who I'd shag, who I'd marry, and who I'd push off a cliff.)

This game is fun, ask me more!


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