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Reasons to study Swedish 🇸🇪

1) You can enjoy the crazy intonation

2) You learn a Germanic language that actually sounds like it was a romance language

3) You get to write and understand very long words that aren’t that complicated once you get the shtick

4) You can use the super cute little circle above an ‘a’ –> å

5) You can understand what they’re saying in 'Vikings’ when they don’t speak English

6) You can easily learn Norwegian and Danish afterwards

7) You can have a better understanding of Scandinavian culture and you’ll enjoy visiting amazing Viking and other monuments that are very important to history, but not a lot of people know about them

8) Remember, you’re studying a language very few people do and you are keeping it safe from extinction, even if it’s not currently in danger

9) No matter how many people you know study Swedish, they will always be fewer in number compared to the ones who study German 🇩🇪 /French 🇫🇷 / Spanish 🇪🇸 etc.

10) If you like it, learn it - that’s reason enough. But consider that Sweden 🇸🇪 is also one of the richest countries in Europe, that it cares about the environment and the people who live in the country regardless of their race or ethnicity, ranks very high when it comes to the freedom of speech and of the media, they are also not homophobic and focus on gender equality a lot, and they have been named the 'most good’ nation in the world as well.

11) If you love crime shows, there is a ton of awesome ones in Swedish (I’ve heard people say they want to learn Japanese just to watch anime without translation, so why can’t that stand for Swedish as well?) - I think the Swedish-Danish series 'Bron | Broen’ is better than most (usually American) crime shows any of us have seen.

12) If you needed to scroll down to this point, and you still don’t feel motivated, you really need to eat come kannelbullar (cinnamon buns) and think again. 😉

The River Deep [1]

The River Deep: Chapter 1

Pairing: (eventual) Dean x reader

Summary: In which Dean has the same dream of a girl drowning, and he can never save her—until he can. He manages to convince himself it’s irrelevant until he gets a call from a real estate agent who’s got his name listed as the inheritor of a mansion. It shouldn’t matter…except she’s the girl from his dream.

Word count: ~2600

Warnings: Drowning, the feeling of being trapped, abusive/homicidal parents (not in this part), mental illness, some good ol’ profanity.

a/n: This first part is for the lovely @thing-you-do-with-that-thing ’s Danish Songs Challenge. My song was Riverside by Agnes Obel. The storyline is also inspired by the movie “The Curse of Sleeping Beauty” which…I do not recommend, but the premise of which is interesting. Unbetaed, thus all mistakes are mine. This was initially supposed to be a oneshot, but the story refuses to align with that, so this is the first part in a mini-series. If you’d like a tag, send me an ask/message.





Her scream.

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Lost In Translation | Phandom Big Bang

Author: realityisnoplacetolive

Artist: @themessafterthemarty (the art is awesome omg)

Beta: @always-okay-katie (thank you so much for all your help!!)

Word count: 11k

Rating: PG

Warnings: None

Summary: In a world in which everyone is born with their soulmate’s first words to them tattooed somewhere on their body, it would seem that loneliness is finally cured. But Phil Lester has a problem. His tattoo is in a language he can’t speak.

A/N: Additional thanks to @awesomesockes, for being Danish and therefore occasionally helpful in the endeavor :p And to Gina, for giving me really awesome advice about pacing, which i was too stubborn to actually implement, but I appreciated nonetheless <3 (you tried)

His situation wasn’t exactly common, but it wasn’t unheard of either. Phil’s mum often tried to assure him of this - he wasn’t the first person on Earth to have a language barrier between him and his soulmate. But that was easy for her to say, when she was born with the words ‘Have you got a partner for the assignment yet?’ tattooed in neat script across her collarbone. Phil’s father had asked her this question at the start of year five, and despite the response she’d given him of ‘Sorry, Charlie’s just asked me’, the two had been fast friends ever since. Those five words covered his dad’s left calf, and he often teased his wife about how her first words to him were rejection.

But Phil Lester would’ve given anything for something as simple and direct as that. The twenty-two year old sighed at the foreign phrase printed across his right forearm for what felt like the millionth time.

“Yeah, well, beats mine anyway,” his older brother had assured him. Phil had to giggle, remembering the ‘Would you like to order drinks?’ tattoo on Martyn’s bicep.

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Masterpost: Political TV-Series (drama and comedy)

I’ve finally managed to make a list of political TV-series (drama and comedy).

Of course I haven´t seen all of them, so I don´t know if all of them are good.

The shows are divided by country (UK, USA, Australia, Canada and non-English-speaking countries). Furthermore, they are in chronological order; starting with the oldest one and ending with the newest one.


Yes Minister + Yes, Prime Minister (1980-1988; satirical political sitcom); Starring: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds (follows the career of a British politician)

The New Statesman (1987-1994) Starring: Rik Mayall, Marsha Fitzalan, Michael Troughton (a parody of the Conservative government of that period)

A Very British Coup (1988, four-part miniseries) Starring: Ray McAnally, Alan MacNaughtan, Keith Allen, Geoffrey Beevers, Marjorie Yates (about a far-left Labour politician who becomes Prime Minister)

House of Cards (UK-Version) (1990; political thriller) Starring: Ian Richardson, Susannah Harker, David Lyon, Diane Fletcher (about an MP who wants to become Prime Minister) Sequels: To Play the King, The Final Cut

GBH (1991, political drama) Starring: Robert Lindsay, Michael Palin, Lindsay Duncan, Julie Walters (about a feud between a far-left Labour politician and a school headmaster)

The Politician´s Wife (1995; political drama); Starring: Trevor Eve, Juliet Stevenson, Minnie Driver (when a UK minister becomes embroiled in a tabloid scandal, his wife becomes the centre of media attention)

Our Friends in the North (1996, drama) Starring: Christopher Eccleston, Gina McKee, Daniel Craig, Mark Strong (about four friends from Newcastle, with many references to political and social events over a period of 31 years)

Spooks, sometimes also called MI-5 (2002-2011; spy drama series) Starring: Peter Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Rupert Penry-Jones, Hermione Norris, Richard Armitage (follows the lives and the missions of several MI-5 agents, gives quite a good overview about the security problems Britain had to deal with in the years after 9/11) + Spooks- The Greater Good (2015) Starring: Kit Harrington, Jennifer Ehle, Peter Firth

State of Play (2003, six-part political thriller); Starring: David Morrissey, John Simm, Bill Nighy, Polly Walker, James McAvoy, Marc Warren, Philip Glennister (tells the story of a newspaper´s investigation into the death of a young woman who was employed by an MP)

The Thick of It + In the Loop [Movie] (2005-2012, comedy/satire tv-series); Starring: Peter Capaldi, Chris Langham, Rebecca Front, Roger Allam, Chris Addison, Joanna Scanlan (about the conflicts between various members of the UK-government)

The Amazing Mrs Pritchard (2006, political drama) Starring: Jane Horrocks, Steven Mackintosh, Jodhi May (about a woman with no political experience who becomes Prime Minister)

The State Within (2006, a six-hour political drama serial); Starring: Jason Isaacs, Ben Daniels, Sharon Gless, Nigel Bennett (about a British Ambassador to Washington who finds himself at the centre of an international political conspiracy)

Party Animals (2007, political drama series) Starring: Patrick Baladi, Andrew Buchan, Matt Smith, Raquel Cassidy (tells the story of different people involved with the UK Parliament, including researchers, lobbyists and MPs)

The Last Enemy (2008, science fiction thriller); Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Anamaria Marinca, Max Beesley, Robert Carlyle (set in the near future, deals with topics such as total surveillance and tells the story of a mathematical genius who accidently comes across a political cover-up)

Secret State (2012, four-part political thriller); Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Charles Dance, Douglas Hodge (when the plane of the British Prime Minister crashes under mysterious circumstances, the Deputy Prime Minister has to take command and uncovers a conspiracy at the heart of the political system)

The Politician´s Husband (2013, 3 episode-miniseries); Starring: Emily Watson, David Tennant (A woman replaces her husband in Cabinet after he resigns)

The Honourable Woman (2014, political spy thriller about the Middle East); Starring: Maggie Gyllenhall, Philip Arditti, Andrew Buchan

The Night Manager (2015, six-part miniseries) Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, Elizabeth Debicki, Tom Hollander (based on the novel by John le Carré, spy thriller about a former British soldier who infiltrates the inner circle of an international arms dealer)

Bonus: TV-Series about British history

Downton Abbey (2010-2015; period drama) Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Samantha Bond, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Dan Stevens, Maggie Smith (about a fictional aristocratic family and their servants who live through important historical and political events, like WWI, the sinking of the Titanic, the Irish War of Independence, the Teapot Dome scandal, the general election of 1923, etc.)

Indian Summers (2015-2016; period drama) Starring: Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Nikesh Patel, Julie Walters, Patrick Malahide, Jemima West, Alexander Cobb (about a group of British socialites at the time of the British Raj and the fight for Indian independence)

Victoria (2016, historical drama) Starring: Jenna Coleman, Tom Hughes, Rufus Sewell, Peter Firth, Eve Myles (about the first few years of the reign of Queen Victoria; her ascension to the throne, her friendship with the Prime Minister, her marriage and the birth of her first child)

The Crown (2016, historical drama) Starring: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby, Jared Harris (about the first few years of the reign of Elizabeth II, from 1947 to 1955)


The Governor and J.J. (1969-1970; political television series) Starring: Dan Dailey, Julie Sommars (about a conservative governor and his more liberal daughter)

The Man and the City (1971-1972; political drama) Starring: Anthony Quinn, Mike Farrell (about a long-term Hispanic mayor of a city in the South-West)

Benson (1979-1986, sitcom) Starring: Robert Guillaume, James Noble, Inga Swenson; Missy Gold René Auberjonois (about the rise of African-American butler from head of household affairs for a governor to state budget director and eventually lieutenant governor)

Tanner ´88 (1988; political mockumentary) and Tanner on Tanner (2004 mockumentary) Starring: Michael Murphy, Cynthia Nixon, Pamela Reed, Matt Malloy (about a fictional presidential candidate)

The Powers That Be (1992-1993; political sitcom) Starring: John Forsythe, Holland Taylor, Eve Gordon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (about a U.S. Senator and his complicated and chaotic family)

Spin City (1996-2002; political sitcom) Starring: Michael J. Fox, Charlie Sheen, Carla Gugino, Connie Britton, Alexander Chaplin (follows a fictional Mayor of New York and his staff)

The West Wing (1999-2006; political drama) Starring: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney (about a fictional Democratic administration)

That´s My Bush! (2001; political satire, sitcom) Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Carrie Quinn Dolin, Kurt Fuller, Kristen Miller (follows the fictional personal life of George W. Bush)

Commander in Chief (2005-2006; political drama series) Starring: Geena Davis, Donald Sutherland, Harry Lennix, Kyle Secor (about the fictional first female President of the United States)

The Good Wife (2009-2016; legal/political drama) Starring: Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles, Christine Baranski (about the wife of a disgraced state attorney who returns to her career in law after a scandal involving her husband; widely praised for its insight in society, politics, law and social media)

Parks and Recreation (2009-2015; mockumentary, political satire, comedy) Starring: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari, Chris Pratt, Rob Lowe, Adam Scott (about a fictional local government department in Indiana)      

Boss (2011-2012; political drama) Starring: Kelsey Grammer, Connie Nielsen, Hanna Ware, Kathleen Robertson, Jeff Hephner (about a U.S. mayor who is diagnosed with a degenerative neurological disorder)

Homeland (2011-present; political thriller) Starring: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin (about a CIA agent who believes that a war hero, who was held prisoner by al-Quaeda, was turned by them and is now an undercover agent)

The Kennedys (2011; historical and political miniseries) Starring: Greg Kinnear, Barry Pepper, Katie Holmes, Tom Wilkinson (about the lives of the members of the Kennedy family)

Political Animals (2012; comedy-drama miniseries) Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, James Wolk, Sebastian Stan (about a former first lady who serves as Secretary of State)

1600 Penn (2012-2013; political sitcom) Starring: Jenna Elfman, Bill Pullman, Josh Gad (about a dysfunctional family living in the White House)

The Newsroom (2012-2014; political drama) Starring: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr. Alison Pill, Dev Patel (about a fictional news channel)

The First Family (2012-2015; political sitcom) Starring: Christopher B. Duncan, Kellita Smith, Jackée Harry, Khylin Rhambo (about a U.S. President, who tries to balance his private life and his duties as President)

Scandal (2012-present; political thriller) Starring: Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Bellamy Young (about a crisis management firm in Washington, D.C., White House staff and politicians in D.C.)

Veep (2012-present; political satire, comedy) Starring: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons (about a fictional Vice President and later President of the United States and her staff)

Alpha House (2013-2014; political satire, web television series) Starring: John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy, Mark Consuelos (about four Republican U.S. Senators who share a house in Washington, D.C.)

House of Cards [US -Version] (2013-present; political drama) Starring: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara, Corey Stoll, Michael Kelly (about an ambitious congressman who wants to become President)

Madam Secretary (2014- present; political drama) Starring: Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Patina Miller, Geoffrey Arend (about a female Secretary of State who tries to balance her family life and her work)

Show Me a Hero (2015; political drama miniseries) Starring: Oscar Isaac, Carla Quevedo, Peter Riegert, Jim Belushi, Alfred Molina (about the desegregation of public housing in the state of New York between 1987 and 1994)

BrainDead (2016; political satire, science fiction) Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Dany Pino, Aaron Tveit, Tony Shalhoub (about a documentary film-maker who discovers that Washington, D.C. has been invaded by extra-terrestrial insects that are taking control of people, including politicians)

Designated Survivor (2016; political drama series) Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci (about the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, who is sworn in as President of United States, after the President and all his other Cabinet members are killed in an explosion)

Graves (2016-present; comedy television series) Starring: Nick Nolte, Skylar Astin, Heléne Yorke, Chris Lowell (about a former President admitting to mistakes he made while in office)


Embassy (1990-1992; political drama serial) Starring: Bryan Marshall, Ria Yazaki, Jim Holt, Gerard Maguire (about an embassy in a fictional South-East Asian country) The series was rather controversial, particularly its portrayal of Islam was heavily criticised.

Grass Roots (2000-2003; comedy) Starring: Geoff Morrell, Zoe Carides, John Clayton (about the fictional Arcadia Waters Council, a local government department, near Sydney)

The Hollowmen (2008; political comedy) Starring: Rob Sitch, Lachy Hulme, Merrick Watts, Neil Melville (about a fictional political advisory unit whose main aim is to help the Prime Minister get re-elected)

Party Tricks (2014, political drama/thriller, romance) Starring: Asher Keddie, Rodger Corser, Angus Sampson, Adam Zwar (about two political opponents and ex-lovers running for the office of State Premier)

Secret City (2016-present; political thriller) Starring: Anna Torv, Damon Herriman, Daniel Wyllie (about a political journalist who uncovers a conspiracy)


Quentin Durgens, M.P. (1965-1969; political drama) Starring: Gordon Pinsent, Leslie Barringer (about an idealistic young lawyer who becomes a Member of Parliament)

Duplessis (1978, political and historical miniseries) Starring: Jean Lapointe, Gabriel Arcand (tells the story of Maurice Duplessis, a controversial Premier of Quebec)

Rideau Hall (2002; sitcom) Starring: Bette MacDonald, Fiona Reid, Jonathan Torrens (the Prime Minister appoints a disco queen as Governor General in the hope that she will become a national embarrassment and disgrace the Canadian monarchy)

Trudeau (2002, miniseries) Starring: Colm Feore, Polly Shannon (about the political career of Pierre Trudeau)

Snakes and Ladders (2004; miniseries) Starring: Catherine Disher, Amy Price-Francis, Jeremy Akerman (about an executive assistant at Parliament Hill)

Da Vinci´s City Hall (2005-2006; political drama) Starring: Nicholas Campbell, Venus Terzo, Ian Tracey (about a former coroner who becomes the mayor of Vancouver)

Dan for Mayor (2010-2011; sitcom) Starring: Fred Ewanuick, Mary Ashton, Paul Bates (about a slacker who runs for mayor to impress his ex-girlfriend)

The Best Laid Plans (2014; comedy-drama) Starring: Jonas Chernick, Kenneth Welsh, Mark McKinney, Sarah Allen (a parody of the 2008 Canadian federal election)

TV-Series from non-English-speaking countries

There are probably quite a few more, but unfortunately they´re difficult to find if you don´t speak the language of the country of origin.


Borgen (2010-2013; political drama) Starring: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Mikael Birkkjær, Pilou Asbæk, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (tells the story of a fictional politician who becomes the first female Prime Minister of Denmark)


Spin/Les Hommes de l´ombre (2012-2016; political thriller) Starring: Bruno Wolkowitch, Grégory Fitoussi, Philippe Magnan, Emmanuelle Bach (when the French President is killed in a suicide attack, a former spin doctor returns to his job in order to find a suitable candidate for the presidency)

Marseille (2016; political drama) Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Magimel, Géraldine Pailhas, Stéphane Caillard (the former protégé of the long-time mayor of Marseille becomes his new opponent)


Eichwald, MdB (2015; satire, political comedy) Starring: Bernhard Schütz, Rainer Reiners, Leon Ullrich, Lucie Heinze (about a fictional member of the German Parliament and his incompetent staffers)

Deutschland 83 (2015; historical and political drama) Starring: Jonas Nay, Maria Schrader, Alexander Beyer, Sonja Gerhardt, Ulrich Noethen (during the Cold War an East-German soldier is sent to West-Germany as a spy)

Die Stadt und die Macht (2016; six-part political drama) Starring: Anna Loos, Thomas Thieme, Burghart Klaußner, Martin Brambach (about a female lawyer who becomes the mayoral candidate for a fictional conservative party in Berlin)


1992 (2015; historical political drama) Starring: Stefano Accorsi, Guido Caprino, Domenico Diele, Tea Falco, Miriam Leone (follows six people who are affected by the rapidly changing political landscape in Italy in the early 1990s and the “Clean Hands” investigation into political corruption)


Mammon (2014- present; thriller, political thriller) Starring: Jon Øigarden, Nils Ole Oftebro, Laura Christensen (about a Norwegian journalist; the first series is about a financial scandal, the second series is more political)

Occupied/Okkupert (2015; political drama) Starring: Henrik Mestad, Eldar Skar, Selome Emnetu, Sondre Larsen (fictional story about Russia invading Norway)


Cuéntame cómo pasó (drama, history, comedy; 2001-present) Starring: Imanol Arias, Ana Duato, Ricardo Gómez, María Galiana, Pablo Rivero (follows a family during the last years of the rule of Francisco Franco and the beginning of the Spanish transition to democracy)

If you know any other good political TV-Series, please reblog with the title and a bit of information!



A Kafkaesque Hamlet:

You’ve never been sure where Hamlet calls home, or what exactly he is the Prince of. It’s a shame your first visit to the place he calls home has to be on the heels of his father’s passing. Eventually, you’re not sure if the claw marks Elsinore leaves are permanent. 

  • The castle didn’t exist a moment ago. You step into the grounds of Elsinore and suddenly it hurts to breathe and gadflies buzz in your brain. You turn back to Hamlet—sharp toothy smile and long limbs that don’t fit in school desks—and you suddenly understand.

  • Elsinore birthed Hamlet. Elsinore clings to him like stubborn moss or pebbles to the treads in one’s shoes.

  • You get lost. You find your way. You get lost again the next day. You trace your steps until your blisters bleed and still, still, tomorrow, you will be lost.

  • Sometimes, the King emerges from seemingly nowhere at all and engages you in a pleasant conversation about the necessity of capital punishment, or his favourite book, or the best way to systemically weed a garden. Every time his mild smile and easy words breaks some frozen sea in your heart and you debate long into exhaustion. The next morning, you agree to watch him for guilt, to help Hamlet plan his death. By the scant daylight, the King is spider-fingers and eyes too bright and hissing anger.

  • There are no servants in Elsinore. The meals are still like clockwork.

  • They say Ophelia’s drowned, but you can still hear her wailing in the long and empty halls. Hamlet and Laertes argue in her empty grave as you carefully inch away from her staring ghost.

  • Everyone dies. It happens after dinner.

  • When you emerge, the castle fades away behind you into mist. When you look back, there is only an empty hillside and all that’s left for your is the brightness that is Prague. Has there ever been an overcast sky in Prague? You get lost but when you learn the way this time, it sticks.

  • You ask about Elsinore (of course); nobody answers (of course)
List of TV Shows with Canon Autistic Characters

This list includes TV shows with recurring autistic characters who are either stated in canon, or by the writers/creators, to be autistic. This list does not (to my knowledge) include any autistic-coded characters. This list is organized alphabetically.

The A Word (Joe Hughes)

All My Children (Lily Montgomery)

Alphas (Gary Bell)

Arthur (Carl Gould)

Atypical (Sam Gardner)

Bones (Temperance Brennan; Zack Addy)

Boston Legal (Jerry Espensen)

The Bridge (Danish/Swedish series; Saga Norén)

The Bridge (Det. Sonya Cross)

The Code (Jesse Banks)

Community (Abed Nadir)

Coronation Street (Roy Cropper)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Gil Grissom)

Criminal Minds (Spencer Reid)

Degrassi: The Next Generation (Connor DeLaurier)

Dollhouse (Topher Brink)

Elementary (Fiona Helbron; Season 4)

Eureka (Kevin Blake; First three seasons only)

Fair City (Robert Daly)

Fringe (Parallel universe version of Astrid Farnsworth)

Girl Meets World (Isadora Smakle)

Good Doctor (Park Shi-on)

The Good Doctor (Shaun Murphy; American version)

Grey’s Anatomy (Virginia Dixon; Season 2 only)

Hannibal (Will Graham)

Kimi ga oshiete kureta koto (Mayuko Amemiya)

King & Maxwell (Edgar Roy)

Pablo (Pablo; CBeebies show)

Parenthood (Max Braverman; Hank Rizzoli)

The Politician’s Husband (Noah Hoynes)

ReGenesis (Bob Melnikov)

Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty)

Rose Red (Annie Wheaton)

Saving Hope (Shahir Hamza)

Sesame Street (Julia)

Shortland Street (Gabrielle Jacobs)

Sirens USA (Claire “Stats” Bender)

Skins (Jonah Jeremiah “JJ” Jones)

Spooksville (Watch)

St. Elsewhere (Tommy Westphall)

Strange Empire (Rebecca Blithely)

Touch (Jacob “Jake” Bohm)

The Walking Dead (Eugene Porter)

Waterloo Road (Karla Bentham)

With the Light (Hikaru Azuma)

Yellow Peppers (Omri Ochayon)


Possible Cases:

Archer (Sterling Archer; Mentioned in S04E08)

The IT Crowd (Roy Trenneman. Briefly mentioned in finale)

Orphan Black (Veera Suominen aka M.K.; Mentioned in Orphan Black: Helsinki comics)

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Apr. 9, 2017 | 5:50 PM PDT

April Study Challenge
Day 9: Book bucket list

As any bibliophile or English major, I have an ever-growing reading list, which I never get to finish.  Here’s my reading list thus far.  Must-reads are marked with an asterisk (*).

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I heard you like Jack Lowden so I put Jack Lowdens in your Jack Lowden so you can...you know the rest.

Originally posted by nickster128

I’ve seen a lot of love around lately for this handsome rogue next to Harry Styles on the press tour for Christopher Nolan’s masterful new historical epic, Dunkirk. Here are a couple recommendations if you’d like to see more of Scottish actor and blonde-ginger straddler Jack Lowden:

Originally posted by loveofromance

War & Peace (2016): This recent mini-series adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s massive novel (seriously, at least the 100+ Game of Thrones characters don’t all have nicknames, too) will be a newfound favorite for any costume drama fan. Jack Lowden stars alongside recognizable faces like Lily James (Cinderella herself), James Norton (Sidney Chambers from Granchester), and Paul Dano (needs no introduction). I still pretty regularly have Martin Phipps’ stunning score on repeat.

Originally posted by ancienttale

The Tunnel (2013): The first (standalone) season of this crime drama series (adapted from the original Swedish/Danish series - we also had an American adaptation called The Bridge) pairs British and French detectives working to catch a crazed serial murderer. Lowden stars alongside Clemence Poesy (Fleur Delacour) and Stephen Dillane (Stannis the Mannis - but really I’ll always remember him as too-cool-for-school Thomas Jefferson in HBO’s John Adams). 

As a consummate costume-drama geek and anglophile-from-birth, I take a lot of secret pride in calling early when a young actor from across the pond is about to make it big in Hollywood (granted, it was pretty easy to spot when Carey Mulligan and Felicity Jones were being primed to fill Keira Knightley-shaped holes). It’s fun when your friends are meeting a star for the first time and you get to say, “I’ve known her since she was Pretty Girl #3 in the 15th adaptation of Jane Austen’s Dance and Dance Ability!” 

Or maybe that’s just me.

okay I just woke up from a dream and it was awesome; 

I had this dream that Mads was starring in this Danish mini series, he was a King in this old high-fantasy medieval storyline type deal. Apparently I saw this on E! News because I kept hearing this woman talk, like giving commentary. 

He had long hair, a black shiny cape, a beard, one of those King Arthur-looking crowns and a sword the opening scene was where it was really dark (it was at night) and he was in this row boat in some kind of swamp or marshland with a young woman with blond hair and they were speaking in Danish. 

I don’t remember what they were talking about but after like, 3 ep it was cancelled and that’s when I woke up like how can you do that to me that’s worse than a nightmare

Originally posted by gameraboy

I know we’ve already been saying this the whole season but god dammit Tarjei and Henrik need the biggest fucking applause.. We all needed that clip “minutt for minutt”.. and Henrik is just amazing at portraying the inner conflict that Even is having. The whole season he’s been amazing at building up the character and hinting that things were off but making sure the audience wasn’t quite sure why.
I was anxiously waiting to see how he would be able to portray Even after Isak and the audience found out about his mental illness. But he has handled it with such delicacy and it’s not over dramatic. It’s realistic and his face and body expresses what his words does not. But at the same time Even finally verbally expresses his fears and thoughts. That’s major character development!
And of course Tarjei is doing once again a wonderful job at showing how much Isak cares and loves Even with out even saying the three little words. The gestures, the “you’re not alone” , the freaking “Even og Isak minutt for minutt” game…