There follow small cuts of my thoughts on the series I am currently watching.
Have recently begun watching PGSM again on YouTube (just type in PGSM + Act + number and you will get the episode you want). I'm in the early 30s at the moment. I don't know if they actually flew to London to shoot those scenes with Jyoji, but OH MY GOD, they could have found someone with a better British accent. JYOJI'S accent is more British than Random Friend's. And of course, it's raining. Despite the fact that London doesn't actually get much rain but oh well. I still get weak when Endymion twirls his sword before sheathing it - the fact it's obvious showing off only makes him swoonworthy. "Ah, Endymion-sama, I totally understand why Beryl and Serenity would have a bitchfight over you. You are so amazing that you even manage to pull off those ridiculous curtain-rail shoulder pads." I hate Mio as much as ever, but that's what you're meant to do. And I think the others' decision not to tell Usagi that Minako is Venus really began to bite back in Act 32: sure, Usagi would still have gone to rescue Mamoru, but she might have paid slightly more attention to Minako if she'd known. Oh well. It's not like I think the others are stupid for keeping it a secret. Enjoying the contrast of Ami's and Rei's parental relationships at the moment. Favourite comedy moment (apart from Motoki's classic turtle costume scene):
Usagi: Papa, bring back something nice!
Usagi: Shingo doesn't want anything...
Shingo: What the hell?!
So I finally started watching the box set that my parents bought me for Christmas. I'd already seen the first three episodes but I'd missed the first part of Serenity I, so it was good to see everyone come together. It strikes me that Firefly is as close as Joss Whedon will ever come to light comedy. After the early episodes of Buffy, the humour slowly became bleaker and bleaker. There were funny moments but the goofiness gradually disappeared (not that I'm criticising, just stating a fact, it was perfectly normal given what happened to the characters). And Angel wasn't ever light-hearted (a couple of episodes being the exception, Smile Time anyone?). At the moment, favourite character is a tie between Kaylee and Simon. Kaylee is a sweetie and Simon is nice. Too nice for his own good, really. A meaner person would have held all those jokes the crew played on him against them. He's a doctor, he could really fuck them around. But he doesn't, because he's a nice guy. A little snobbish, yes, but again, could be worse. Compare Atherton and Simon. See? No comparison. Needless to say, I loved Safe. The scene with Simon and River in the surgery was one of the best so far. It helps that Summer Glau is such an excellent actress. River could be a one-note character but you don't get bored with her craziness. Also, Jayne having to throw back all of Simon's stuff? Priceless. And Simon doesn't even guess! That's how nice he is. I look forward to Our Mrs Reynolds, if only because I enjoy the chemistry between Mal and Inara and I can't wait to see how she reacts to him being married.