brilliant directing

I’m completely in love with CPD 4x13 “I remember her now”

Real life hit me hard when I least expected it… Can you imagine I had to wait another few days to watch the new CPD episode? After three weeks of waiting? Can you feel my pain?

Anyway, I thought I would still share my humble opinion. I would say that it was by far the best episode this season. I’m not even biased here, really. Brilliant writing that caught on every character and every storyline to a T. Brilliant directing with great attention to detail. Brilliant Jesse. No further comment needed. Danika Yarosh was amazing, too.

First of all, it was a welcome change of the narrative style for me. I’m kind of tired of the pattern where they go after a couple of false suspects in order to get the real one at the end. It also felt like they got for once a chance to live up to their reputation. After all, they are Intelligence, not Homicide.

Jesse’s acting was above and beyond all expectations. I was going to make a gif set representing the range of his emotions throughout the episode but then I realized I couldn’t do that because I can’t choose just one emotion for a gif. Like in interrogation room, when Tonya lays the blame on Ellie, you can see hurt, denial, anger, disbelief, disgust, and so much more. It’s all in his eyes. When he later interrogates Ellie, his gaze is so intense, he doesn’t even blink I believe, like he’s trying to see right through her, trying to read her thoughts. There is anguish in his eyes and a silent plea to say something to prove her words to him. When he first got in the room, it looked like he was going to reach out for Ellie, like he still believed her, no matter what Tonya had said. A tiny detail, but so meaningful. Amazing directing. And that smile when Ellie asked Jay about Erin? How would you describe it? There is definitely love here, and pride, and ease, and peace, and freedom from the weight life puts on him. Thinking of Erin is like coming home for him. It’s his safe haven. Please, somebody, shut me up or I’m going to write this stuff for the rest of my life.

About directing once again. Did you notice that Jay’s shirt was unbuttoned whenever he was with his team in the bullpen or in the interrogation room, but it was fastened every single time we saw him at Brady? He is so uncomfortable with this undercover assignment that he’s subconsciously trying to put an extra layer between him and whatever is going on inside of Brady.

And all this crap about success and positivity over the radio to highlight the dissonance with the actual state of things?

P.S. I made the mistake of going on Twitter. I usually don’t do that and definitely won’t do that again. Are we all watching the same show? Sometimes it doesn’t feel like that. Jealous Erin, marking her territory? Where did you find it, folks? She was nothing but kind and compassionate to Ellie. Details aside, Ellie is just a kid with a ruined childhood who has no one to take care of her. It rings a bell for Erin, don’t you think? Young troubled girls. In the very first scene with Erin we see her emotions written all over her face. It’s a hard case, the one that hits close to home. She was always emotionally invested into this kind of cases, from the season one. And she was concerned about Jay, she was supportive, she let him know she was there for him. And if you think Ellie was hitting on Jay, you’re missing the whole point of this story. Victim blaming isn’t good. Why do people even tend to lessen the value of such important and sensitive topics?

Sorry in advance for any mistakes. I’ve just watched the episode and I’m still emotional.

Day 3 - Favorite Bonnie Prince Chuck Scene

The 25 Days of Outlander has returned! 


Oh, Bonnie Prince Chuck. How unintentionally hilarious you are. How tragic you are. How creepily touch-feely with Jamie you are…

Anyway. I love this scene at the beginning of 02x10 “Prestonpans”:

Why? So many reasons:

1. Right before this is the first time we see the Prince as a (hapless, wannabe) military leader - taking/ignoring the advice of his generals, when he starts to realize that this rebellion thing is a hell of a lot more complicated than he’d expected

2. Here, side by side, we see the Man Who Would Be King - and the King of Men. Their costumes, postures, facial expressions mirror each other. Brilliant direction. And as to who’s the real King - nay contest

3. Once again, Prince Chuck re-iterates that he has promised God that he will succeed. Jamie is reminded that his boss apparently speaks with God, and is instantly worried. Apparently nothing has changed since Paris.

4. In this scene we also see for the first time Prince Chuck’s tragically hilarious interpretation of Scottish native dress. It’s some kind of kilt with matching coat, and of course decked with gold trim.

What’s even better is that it’s based on a real outfit that the real Prince Chuck actually wore. Which makes me wonder - was the real Chuck just as adorably clueless as this Chuck?

Goblin Review: Episode 16 Finale

Everything about this finale was bittersweet. I won’t deny that I have some issues with how it ended (and these last couple of episodes dragged on a bit so that didn’t helped), but overall, I admit that I’m satisfied with the fact everyone ended up happy. I have congratulate the actors, writers, staff and crew for such a well written story with brilliant directing and breathtaking cinematography. I loved the characters, their relationships and friendships, and their comedic prowess. I am certainly going to miss this drama and my favorite bromance.


Shin/Eun Tak: I’ll start off by saying that I loved them re-creating their memories in Canada and I love the scene where she finally remembered everything. When I realized that Eun Tak was going to die I have to admit that I almost screamed “WTF.” This drama didn’t let us take a break until the very end, lol. She had finally remembered, they got married, and not even a couple days later, she gets hit by a truck trying to save kids? The fact that Yeo was the one to greet her as a ghost and her and Shin say good-bye broke my heart (literally had tears streaming down my face, it was bad.) It made sense in a way, but it was just so abrupt that I was honestly caught off guard. She didn’t drink the tea so that she could remember and that scene where she walks up to him as a teenager again with all her memories intact? Yeah, that hit me in the feels. These two have honestly been through so much and I’m so glad they get to be happy for the next 60 or so years haha 💞  Major props to Gong Yoo and Kim Go Eun for such wonderful performances.

Yeo/Sunny: It was a little frustrating to see them say good-bye to each other when all they wanted to do was be together, but I love that Sunny was Yeo’s last name card before his completed his punishment and finally moved on. Seeing them hold hands and move on was super sweet; Sunny is finally able to forgive him and they finally got to move forward together. And seeing them again in their new life? Lol, I’m glad they got their happy ending. Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na’s chemistry was fantastic and I really love their scenes so much.

Goblin/Grim Reaper: This is honestly my favorite bromance ever. They’ve teased, helped, yelled at, shown affection for each other all throughout this drama. I was happy to see them forgive each other and Shin call Yeo his friend in the end. And while I was happy to see Yeo be at peace in the end, I slightly hated the fact their friendship ended there. I owe a lot of laughs to the antics of these two; Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook’s friendship off screen definitely helped their chemistry shine on screen.

Deok Hwa: Ahh, I think Yook Sung Jae did a brilliant job in this role. To play the role of a serious deity on top of being a goofy nephew couldn’t have been easy for a rookie actor, but I really enjoyed his scenes. I wish we saw more of him in the end, but I guess I understand why we didn’t.


Pros: The story was unique and interesting with unexpected twists and the performances by the actors were brilliant. The cinematography was absolutely beautiful and the OSTs were amazing. It balanced romance, friendship, and comedy incredibly well; I had an amazing time watching this drama.

Cons: First, as much as I loved this drama, I have to admit it was pretty static in terms of plot development for the majority of the episodes. We’d go 2-3 episodes where nothing really happened to an episode where everything happened and you’re just in awe. I didn’t mind so much because the interactions between the characters were enough to keep me entertained but still. Second, so Eun Tak was reincarnated again but she’s obviously going to die again in like 60 years since she’s human. Couldn’t they have made her immortal or better yet, made Shin a mortal so he can finally grow old with Eun Tak and be at peace when they die of old age? He’s gonna have to wait around by himself until she is revived every time she dies. I think they could have better than that. Lastly, I have to confess that I’m a little disappointed by the fact we really didn’t get to see Shin/Eun Tak, Yeo/Sunny, and Deok Hwa be all happy together in the same lifetime. I wanted to see them (Eun Tak, Sunny, and Deok Hwa at least) grow older and be happy together as a little family. Despite all this, I did enjoy this drama very much and I’m sad to see it end.

Drop an ask and talk to me! I’m sure gonna miss this drama! 

(Review Episode: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 )

lost in translation (an antoine griezmann imagine)

Originally posted by goingkrizi

Summary: Antoine goes to a press conference and things don’t go entirely to plan

She cleared her throat and tapped her foot nervously before sipping from her coffee flask. Press conferences were always boring. Always awkward and uncomfortable with the constant flash of photographers’ cameras, full of repetitive questions and repetitive answers discussing “how exciting the next match was going to be” and the ways in which “international football was developing up in such a brilliant and exciting direction”. Boring, boring, so fucking boring.

When her boss had told her she’d be interpreting for the Antoine Griezmann in a press conference prior to a France v. Portugal international friendly, she’d been ecstatic. Not as an Atletico supporter, or as a football fan in general, but from a purely business-orientated point of view. Interpreting for one of the biggest names in football would do wonders for her (currently minute) clientele, and after getting fired from her last job teaching high school French, after a particularly embarrassing drunken episode at the end of term Christmas party, she was becoming increasingly desperate.

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89. We are not allowed to move portraits from their wall to different places around the school.

I never realized how much I rely on the portraits for directions until we did this. - PP

Everyone does. That’s what made this so brilliant. - RL

Some of those portraits though are rather loud. I’ve never heard so many curse words coming from such a seemingly mild mannered woman in that portrait on the fourth floor. - JP

It felt like I was back at home with my ol’ mum really. - SB

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a decade since the airing of “dalek

some deleted lines. (text from “doctor who: the shooting scripts”)

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“We lost a great deal of magic yesterday. I’m devastated to hear of Wes’s passing. My life wouldn’t be what it is without him. I will be forever grateful for his brilliant direction, his wicked sense of humor and his consummate kindness and friendship. He has entertained us all for decades and inspired so many to follow in his path. I loved Wes dearly and will miss him always. Thank you Wes!” - Neve Campbell 

1D Hiatus: Day 52

* Fans post pictures with Louis in LA from yesterday

* Shawn Mendes talks about Niall on Capital FM

* TMZ publishes an article about Louis not needing to do paternity tests to know Freddie is his son, people speak up in the comments and refuse to believe it

It’s Feb 3rd, 2016.

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One Direction || 7/11

(Lin/Barry)

@rainaulthouse:

Lin nodded, knocked a little breathless by having that brilliant Barry smile directed at him. That smile was the one that got him to steal his dad’s cigarettes so they could try them, that persuaded him to cover when Barry and Iris ‘borrowed’ the car and crashed it … it meant trouble, and it meant he would do anything Barry asked. “Yeah. I’ll buy you a coffee there. A Flash coffee, they’re really good.”

Barry always felt like he could get lost in Lin’s eyes if he wanted to, those beautiful, soulful eyes that always managed to melt his heart; and now that they found themselves in that weird but perfect position of feeling the same way about one another, it melted his heart even more. He blushed hard when he referred to the Flash coffee, a drink named after him, which Lin didn’t know, then he nodded. “That thing is pretty caffeinated. Have you tried it before?”

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Edited by the glorious @yourhighnesselaina (seen here on the far right, hair obscuring her lovely face)!! PLEASE DON’T CROP THIS!! Brittany has already pre-cropped us out for your cockles needs.

They were so fun!! We walked up and I said “So since Misha says that action poses are the best, (Misha goes “This is true”) can we hold hands and jump?” 

We had two jump two times, but luckily thanks to the brilliant direction of Jensen Ackles we totally nailed it. HE WAS SO INTO IT he was like “OK. We are gonna get it this time. On the COUNT OF THREE!!!!” 

Look at the nerds look at them (and…. he tum…..,,,,,)

Gravity Falls and the Endless Summer

Gravity Falls just ended. Dipper and Mabel got on the bus and headed home, after arriving on the exact same bus only four years ago. It was a wonderful ending to a series that had, over the course of only two seasons, become a sort of high-water mark for quality in kid’s cartoons in terms of both production and storytelling.

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We lost a great deal of magic yesterday. I’m devastated to hear of Wes’s passing. My life wouldn’t be what it is without him. I will be forever grateful for his brilliant direction, his wicked sense of humor and his consummate kindness and friendship. He has entertained us all for decades and inspired so many to follow in his path. I loved Wes dearly and will miss him always. Thank you Wes!!! - Neve Campbell x

OTRA Concert Review

The first On The Road Again concert was highly anticipated by everyone. So much hype was surrounding it because of the release of FOUR and the new tracks that would be performed live. I was incredibly hyped for it. I was so excited for the concert but I had seen how little rehearsal time the boys had for the OTRA concert over the media so I came into the stadium with low expectations.

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