I've had Pneumonia. I'm tired all the time, and I've been pretty much bedridden for two weeks. Clearly I've had no paycheck in that time.
On the bright side, I've gotten some writing done. And I've discovered new series and movies to adore.
The Tomorrow People (2013 version)
It's a decent show. I mean, they get way too caught up in the love triangle between the three main characters - which actually really drug it down. Plenty of potential, though, and some really great episodes and surprisingly decent acting. My fav character was Jedikiah, not surprising given my unending fondness for anti-heroes and characters who live in the shades of grey instead of black and white. I liked that he - almost - had a redemption arc toward the end of the series, showing that not all his actions were for selfish reasons. Not fond of them setting him up for the villain again in the Season Two that never happened. Kinda felt like a cop out, personally. Geez, we got rid of the main villain. Oh, well, Jedikiah can just go back to being that. Truly, not working for me, and if I ever write a fic it will probably be an AU where Jedikiah doesn't drink the insto-villain kool-aid.
Yes, in some way it's nothing but a Wuxia version of a superhero film set in an ancient dynasty. But... it's a Wuxia version of a superhero film set in an ancient dynasty! We've got a psychic girl in a wheel chair, a kid raised by wolves, a bounty hunter with a heart of gold, a stoic no-nonsense warrior, and a mysterious super powerful old dude with close ties to the emperor who brings them together. What is not to love?
Grew up on The Wizard of Oz. As modern takes go, gotta admit I did not plan on loving this mini-series. But, yah, it's pretty darn awesome. DG is probably one of the best female leads I've seen in forever. She is snarky and brave without being stupid, and vulnerable without being whiny. And - spoiler alert! - I get my happy ending. We all know Salmon loves a happy ending.
Hansel & Gretel: Witchunters
I can sum up this film in one word: Fun. If there's one thing some of the best fantasy films out there do, it's manage to not take themselves so seriously while taking themselves seriously. (Willow did it best, with Krull a close second). This film does just that. It rolls it's eyes at itself, but tells the story straight. It's hard not to laugh and cheer right where the film expects you to. There's a hint of steampunk to it's fantasy, which kinda adds to the awesome factor, but mostly it's an epic fantasy tale told right. Definitely need a few of those.
I'd forgotten how much I loved this old cheeseball of a teenage sci-fi drama. It actually had a lot of good episodes. (Okay, it also had some really bad ones, I'll admit.) I'm the odd girl out in the fandom, as apparently most prefer season one to season two, and I was more into season two. Season three was up and down, but I thought all and all it ended well.