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Mar. 7th, 2010

Depressing back-to-depressing,-depressing-work week, completely unerholt apparently; bad period, and yesterday it snowed again with temperatures back below zero. 'Sick and tired' doesn't even begin to cover it. Gah. Gah.


Meme, stolen from elisi and alba17.

List all of the television shows you have on DVD, no matter how obscure or embarrassing. Even if you only own one season, list it. Let's see who has what!

Babylon 5: complete, except for the pilot and films, which I've always been meaning to buy, but somehow never got around to.
Torchwood: complete
Doctor Who: complete New Who + City of Death and Genesis of the Daleks
Angel: complete
Buffy: complete
Firefly: complete + Serenity
Smallville S1-5*
Andromeda: S1-3 + the bits of S4 that still had Tyr in it
QaF:UK: complete
Bob and Rose, if that counts as a TV show
Life on Mars (UK): complete
Hornblower, if that counts
Due South: the RayK season(s)
Battlestar Galactica: complete
Rome: S1*
Farsacpe S1-3
ST:DS9 S1*
Oz: S1, watched the rest on YouTube & found it too depressing to actually justify buying the DVDs.

* vaguely intending to continue, but something shinier & newer was always... shinier and newer. And in the case of SV I'm mostly just too afraid to get my heart (even more) broken by Lex's arc.

.:.:.:.


Because it fits the season: Кино, Апрель/Kino, April




There's frost on the ground
Everything's been touched by ice,
I hear the music of thawing snow dripping only in my dreams
It snows heavily like a wall
And it snows all day,
And behind that wall, there's April.

And he comes, and he'll bring Spring with him,
And he'll scatter the army of grey clouds,
And when we all look into his eyes,
His melancholy eyes will look back at us.
House doors will be opened,
It's no good if you keep standing, you'd better sit down..
And when we all look into his eyes,
We'll see the sun's light in those eyes... [...]


(Translation stolen from here, because I'm 1) lazy, and 2) while I essentially do understand the lyrics with the help of a dictionary, not really good or advanced enough to make a translation that is more than just bare bones.)

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litotease
Mar. 7th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
1) We've got a lot of shows in common. I haven't yet seen any Who (I just watched Torchwood start to finish, and I'm starting it again), I only watched Andromeda casually and occasionally, I did the US version of QaF, I've got no idea who Bob and Rose are, and I just added Life on Mars to my Netflix Queue. Yes to everything else (including walking away from Smallville because of Lex).

2) That song is glorious; thank you for posting it.

3) I wish I had more to offer for depressing circumstances than distraction (in the form of interaction), but maybe distraction will help.
solitary_summer
Mar. 8th, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
Andromeda was always something of a guilty pleasure, but on some level the show really fascinated me, at least for the first two seasons until Kevin Sorbo highjacked it. I started watching it on TV with German dubbing, and it's one of the very few cases where I actually still almost prefer the dubbed version, because Dylan sounded quite a bit more intelligent...

QaF:US I watched on TV, YouTube and borrowed DVDs, so never bought them myself; Bob and Rose is another of RTD's shows, if you can call it a show—it's one story divided in 6 or so episodes.


Glad you liked the song. I really love Kino, and I love the opportunities to discover Russian music that learning the language gave me. It's sad, because there is/was (Kino is actually from the 80ies!) so much fantastic stuff, and all that's known in Western Europe and the US is basically T.a.t.y.
litotease
Mar. 8th, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)
On my list but not on yours:

  • Carnivàle
  • due South, the Ray V. seasons (Ray K owns my heart, though)
  • Eureka Season 1 (A gift that I've only watched some of. It's cute, which isn't my usual taste, but I will finish it eventually)
  • Friday Night Lights Seasons 1 & 2 (I got them on sale, but I haven't yet watched)
  • Heroes Seasons 1 & 2 (I abandoned the show after Season 2)
  • Quantum Leap Season 1 (Weird thing about Quantum Leap--they couldn't get the rights for the music they originally used in the show for the U.S. DVDs, so they use generic music instead. The period music was such an integral part of the show that it's just not the same without it. If I had a region-free DVD player and could get my hands on the European disks, I'd own it all)
  • Stargate Atlantis Seasons 1 - 3 (I quit watching the show in Season 4 because I didn't like the way they handled Rodney and it kept breaking my heart)
  • Supernatural Seasons 1 - 4

I'm also watching Sanctuary (which I'm categorizing as a guilty pleasure), and White Collar (which I'm liking more than I expected to).

Re Russian Music: I don't know T.a.t.y. so now I have to do some research. (The only Russian artist I've actually heard is Vitas.)
elisi
Mar. 7th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
Everyone else owns so much more than me! Ah well...

Dunno how much you've been around, but rm has brilliant thoughts from Galligrey One about Ianto here: There's a cyberwoman in the basement! - or, What Happened on the Character Death Panel at Gally, and there's a new community I think you'll love: letiantorest. :)
solitary_summer
Mar. 8th, 2010 12:54 am (UTC)
Do I? *is embarrssed*.

I've read rm's post, and I really like her comparison with Ianto trying to keep Lisa alive, which I think is very to the point but... *sigh* I wish we could have new TW, because at least then fandom could and would move on to talking about something else, or finally resign itself to Ianto's death, but that doesn't seem to be happening any time soon, if ever. I've read through some of my early TW posts recently, and the comments and discussions there, and I'm still wondering why it all had to become so toxic and unpleasant, with defriending and everything. It seems actually a bit surreal...
alba17
Mar. 8th, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
You should keep watching Rome. I loved that show.
solitary_summer
Mar. 8th, 2010 04:01 pm (UTC)
I'm definitely planning to. I liked it a lot too, but after I'd finished S1, the S2 box was still a very new release and a bit too expensive for my taste, and I figured I'd wait a bit, and then there was always something else I wanted to watch first...
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