I created this space mainly to indulge in all things scifi as I've been a fan since Day 1 (well, Star Wars did come out when I was born ;) and sorely miss my weekly TV fixes and Forbidden Planet trips since we left for Asia in 2006. I never fully appreciated how easy it is to be a fan in the USA what with all those special previews, early releases, online transactions and conventions (!) Still, I'm thankful for kindred souls among friends, at work and home, fansites like GateWorld and virtual communities like LiveJournal - to help fill the void here.
Feel free to visit my profile for more info. Meanwhile, thanks for stopping by and drop a note when you can. Journey on! -lis aka lostinspace aka balikpulang.
- how i feel: pleased to meet ya
While the prequel borders on one too many graphic scenes for my taste (!), the story remains just as compelling. My only complaint is there's only six eps and another looong wait till season two.
I'm really digging the contrast between our two (newly crowned) Champions of Capua - Gannicus and Spartacus. Gannicus denies the reality of his situation through levity, violence and sex, while Spartacus escaped his situation only AFTER he learnt to embrace his own hard reality. There's also the gut-wrenching angst between Gannicus, Melitta and Oenomaus. While Spartacus' pride eventually led to his fall and thus, him discovering a bigger purpose beyond self, so too will Gannicus' mask fall as his layers (and status as hero/friend/lover) get forcibly stripped away. And if show follows history, however broadly, we may yet see a wiser Gannicus emerge to reunite with Oenomaus and even Crixus as future leaders in the rebellion with Spartacus. One can hope!
"And what happens, brave Gannicus, when presented with circumstance you cannot laugh or fight your way clear of?" Tragedy, Melitta. Tragedy for you and me.
- how i feel: pensive
Less is more, guys. We get it. At least this scene = perfect on talent + subtext. A penny for their thoughts, eh? Kudos for Lea and Chris' solos and Darren's facial expressions!
Ignoring the tiny fact that acapella and show choirs shouldn't even share the same contest category, letting New Directions and The Warblers BOTH go to regionals = awesome cop out. Everyone gets more Dalton boys in action with the Beelzebubs' vocals and arrangements ... and Kurt's (eventual) solo with the boys! Until TPTB unmask their master plan for Kurt and the *real* Blaine in what's affectionally being known as gay!Hogwarts, feast your eyes and ears on the adorkableness below.
- how i feel: bitchy
- what i'm doing:Hey, Soul Sister
Given GLEE's record-setting Katy Perry cover of Teenage Dream (debuting at #1 digital song, #8 Billboard Hot 100), what are the chances they'll cover Firework next? Perfect tie-in to the theme, right? Meanwhile, here's a great Kurt fanvid set to this song:
- where i am:Singapore, Singapore
- how i feel: thoughtful
- what i'm doing:Firework
Like most, this was the scene that hooked me. I didn't even LIKE this song till Darren and the Tufts Beelzebubs put their spin on it:
Also, doesn't their upcoming duet just warm your heart this Christmas season?
Hmmm.... I need me a Kurt/Blaine icon. Get more GLEE music here!
- how i feel: happy
- what i'm doing:Teenage Dream
We all know the general history, i.e. our hero (wonderfully played by newcomer Andy Whitfield) eventually instigates a slave rebellion in his search for lost love and freedom. However, kudos to the writers for taking the time to delve into his tragic journey, internal flaws (pride and impetousness) and failures; as well as the struggles with and among those around him. There's such richness to explore here that it's no wonder Starz renewed Spartacus for a second season even before the premiere aired!
All in all, solid writing, gritty yet subtle acting with a rare cinematic production quality. One of the few shows I just can't wait to watch each week.
Here's a great behind the scenes introduction. Minor spoiler warning!
- how i feel: satisfied
- how i feel: satisfied
Anyone seen this yet?
Here's the trailer:
... and a sneak peak:
- how i feel: curious