everything about that scene is perfect

anonymous asked:

A+ interaction between Carrie and Clarice in 6.10.

OMG this has to be one of the funniest scenes in Homeland history. I loved everything about it. Clarice telling Carrie she got her phone at Metro PCS and then saying, “Honey, you’re way confused.” And also, the way she smiles when Quinn, in the video, says “you can trust her” LOL. It was perfection!

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Cousy RomFest 2k17 - Day 2: favorite Daisy/Coulson episode

“We should probably get started.”

I could have picked about like four or five other episodes, but this one has a special place in my heart.

It’s a great episode, it’s gorgeously writen (the Shakespearean exchanges between Cal and Raina are iconic), it’s super pretty to look at, and it’s very exciting (even the plot B is rewatchable). And also Daisy’s arc is on the forefront of everything (we meet Cal, the Coulson-Raina scene is all about Daisy’s mythology, we discover the carving is a map - that will eventually lead to Daisy’s place of awakening). It’s a great episode of Agents of SHIELD all around. But mainly it’s such a dream of a Daisy/Coulson episode, it has so many things, and so many things I never thought we’d get. It was basically the perfect resolution to the 5-episode-arc in 2A about Coulson pushing Daisy away and hiding the carving from her.

  • Daisy and Coulson have conflict and tension and talk about important stuff and they resolve it and come out of it trusting each other even more and being even closer to each other.
  • Hunter’s and Trip’s “oh no dad and mom are fighting” faces when Daisy calls Coulson out on his bs.
  • Daisy stealing a painting because she is worried about Coulson because something is obviously wrong with him if he closes himself off from her.
  • HUNTER COMPARES DAISY AND COULSON TO HIM AND BOBBI. THE SHOW GAVE US A COMPARISON BETWEEN COUSY AND A CANON COUPLE.
  • Grant Ward gets one scene yet the scene is all about Daisy and Coulson, or rather about how much Daisy worries about Coulson.
  • The fact that even though she is angry he lied to her the first question Daisy asks when she finds out Coulson has been carving is “are you all right?” because of course.
  • EPIC FAIL.
  • Coulson defiantly answering the phone but looking scared shitless cause angry!Daisy is so scary and Phil Coulson is a human disaster around her.
  • Coulson makes the worst poker face ever when Raina tells him she wants to take Daisy away.
  • When he turns around and “Skye?” and she’s not there and his fucking face, man.
  • This ep has the longest hug in the history of the show. Seriously the hug went on and on, it had shots and opposite shots, and indirect shots when we saw it on Cal’s screen like wtf the only thing weirder than how long the hug was was why was Coulson’s voice so soft and low and so damn intimate when he tells Daisy “it’s okay” basically to her neck.
  • Related, Daisy totally hesitating before the hug and Coulson assuring her it’s okay with some nice body language but still the way she falters until she gets the ok from him breaks my heart and Chloe Bennet is the greatest face of our times
  • Coulson looking all “caught!” and shy and WEIRD when Hunter interrupts the longest hug in history and then touching Daisy’s arm in the sweetest way.
  • Daisy mentioning Anchorman. Yes, it’s totally a Cousy thing because I once wrote a fic where she called Coulson Ron Burgundy psst Brent is stalking us
  • Daisy erotically brushing her fingertips over Coulson’s carvings whaaaat

But my favorite part is the ending in Coulson’s office, and not just because the amazing way he looks at her, or how Daisy figures out the carving is a map almost immediately. I love that it’s a great example of how when Coulson fucks up in regards to Daisy he apologizes by making it up to her, but showing her he’ll do better last time. Daisy takes him to task for lying to her and he accepts he was wrong and she asks that next time he includes her in EVERYTHING and what does Coulson do? Immediately tell her all about her carving and letting her help. And I love that Daisy is a bit surprised, like she didn’t expect him to include her in everything so fast, not expecting that he would support his words with actions so directly. This is Coulson putting his money where his mouth is and I love it.

Okay, but what I love most about this scene is how Victor’s reaction has only one interpretation. It is unambiguous and agreed upon by 99.9% of the fandom.

Victor doesn’t say anything in the scene but just by his expression, his blush and his gasp we all understand what is happening within him.

Because the only thing that he can be experiencing at that moment is love. Whether it is infatuation or attraction or a crush or just an incredible awareness of Yuuri’s cuteness, there is love involved.

And literally nothing else makes sense here.

Some people can deny many things in this show but this one scene, this emotion that appears in Victor’s face is real and undeniable.

That’s what I love most about that scene. It shows something so profound and true in under five seconds and it is clear to the viewer without any additional explanations.

And that is not only beautiful. That shows mastery in the art of direction.

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You taught me to be a strong Latina woman. To be bigger than the world was ever gonna give me permission to be. And I have. You taught me not just to exist because I’m worth so much more than that.

my hands-down favorite scene in FMA:B is when Olivier Armstrong goes to her folks house and is just like: dad, retire and leave me in charge of everything, and also get out and go on a cruise

And he’s like well your brother was supposed to inherit, but you can just fight each other for it

And he and the rest of the family pack nothing but an embarrassing amount of cash and swan off chatting about souvenirs while Olivier and Alex are destroying the living room 

perfection

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MORE Beauty and the Beast things I LOVE (collected upon a second viewing):

-The Enchantress/Agathe is played by Hattie Morahan, who played Elinor against Dan Stevens’s Edward in BBC’s 2008 Sense and Sensibility, and I love it when actors are brought back together. Gave me the same smiles as watching Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth in their one scene in The King’s Speech

-LeFou paying everyone in the tavern before “Gaston” because you know he choreographed that months before and they rehearse it every Thursday just in case.

-Cadenza is playing “Be Our Guest” when Maurice overhears the music!

-Maurice’s reaction to Chip is everything

-Maurice and Belle’s relationship is so sweet and wonderful and perfect, and the fact that hearing about it and seeing evidence of it is what finally convinces Beast that not all fathers are douchebags!

-Lumiere’s not a womanizer anymore! He’s devoted to Plumette, not just flirting with her and I love it

-I love Mme. de Garderobe attacking fragile masculinity with gowns and makeup, and then shouting “BE FREE” after them like some gender-role smashing fairy godmother

-”I am not a beast.” Ugh. Just, kill me with perfection why don’t you

-The Beast’s face and eyeroll and nine-year-old boy reaction to Belle’s love of R&J, and the fact that he GIVES HER HIS LIBRARY not because he wants to win her over, but because he just wants her to read better material, and if that isn’t 183% what I would also do, I don’t know what is

-Belle’s happy little shriek after the Beast leaves her alone in the library is all of us don’t pretend it’s not

-Belle trying to hide the rope out the window by standing in front of it. Like, sweetie. 

-The juxtaposition of the opening and closing dances! With Adam in the first one flitting from partner to partner and even when he’s dancing with someone, he’s always looking around for a better option, versus that final dance when his eyes are 100% on Belle

-The castle getting more and more dilapidated as each petal falls

-THE BANTER YES FOREVER

There were so many more things but I couldn’t remember them all and I need to go see it again with a notebook, but SErIOUSLY until then COME GUSH IN MY INBOX I need to talk to people about this movie and I’m driving everyone in my real life crazy

Now onto this famous scene from Episode 2: Attack of the Clones.

The importance of this scene is heavy weighted on Anakin’s view point. He starves for affection, for acknowledgment, and for familiarity. After years stuck with the Jedi who we all know by now kept him at arm’s length and never actually accepted him. Now this person, this angel who he longed for and loved since the age of nine has come back to his life and he can’t contain his excitement. It’s as if he was dead until the moment he saw her again. He wants to tell her everything without holding anything back because he knows she won’t judge him… and that is something only his mom ever done for him. A reassurance, that someone [ admittedly ] cares about him *going back to the Japor Snippet scene in Ep1*. Everything seems perfect, too perfect in fact. So naturally, as soon as Padmé opens her mouth in this scene in particular I’m afraid our dear Padawan was able to return to a sense of… difficult reality which clearly expose how much different their upbringing fundamentally is.

Padmé: We used to come here for school retreat. We would swim to that island every day. I love the water. We used to lie out on the sand and let the sun dry us and try to guess the names of the birds singing.

[ note: lol, I just love how she just bragged about water to a slave boy from a dusty planet. Padmé no! ]

And we see unmistakably that Anakin is having hard time sinking in his own feelings. Up till this moment he was able to forget their status: former slave, former queen. But now it’s all back and he can’t even smile. Like at all. And no one of course can expect him to. While he wants to get to know the woman he loves so much, the thing she was saying kinda felt like drinking acid. I mean what is someone like him expected to answer to that? Having to hear; about such beautiful lavished and serene moment so very much unlike anything that happened in his entire harsher young life. This is where the awkwardness begins. At one point he wants her to keep talking to him, and at another he knows he can’t possibly relate to anything she says.

Anakin: I don’t like sand. It’s coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft and smooth.

This line isn’t about sand. This line isn’t about Anakin’s hatred of sand. This line is about Anakin’s original home, Tatooine, the place where his mother is (currently) slowly dying in. The muse of his nightly nightmares and where his nonexistence sad childhood had began. Except; he couldn’t just say it out loud. It’d ruin the mood for one thing and surely illustrate the vast gap between their worlds. That could only play into his fears, and serves as reminder that he’s not good enough for her. So, he tries clumsily and awkwardly to connect with her on simpler terms.

This overlooked moment shows how two different worlds came together and how it wasn’t an easy thing to do thanks to the major difference and unforgiving aspects. This very moment also was the start of Anidala courtship.

WHERE’S MY BANQUET OVA

KUBO I LOVED THE ENDING AND YOUR EXISTENCE BUT WHERE IS MY POST-GPF BANQUET SCENE.

YOU HAVE GIVEN US THE WORLD AND PERFECTION WITHIN IT I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS LAST EPISODE BUT I NEED TO SEE THE REUNION WITH ALL OF THE SKATERS.

I NEED TO SEE PHICHIT SPRINTING UP TO YURI GRIPPING HIS HAMSTERS AND SQUEALING ABOUT HIS DREAM WHILE YURI SMILES WEAKLY BUT SMILES FOR SUPPORT NONETHELESS

I WANNA SEE YURI’S OLD COACH GIVE HIM A SLAP ON THE BACK WITH A HARSH “I KNEW YOU COULD DO IT! MAKE SURE TO LAY OFF THE CHAMPAGNE, KIDDO.”

I WANNA SEE CHRIS BLOWING VICTOR OFF JEALOUSLY AND HIS “COME-TOO-LATE” MAN SLINGING HIS ARM AROUND CHRIS’S SHOULDER AND GIVING HIM A GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE TO COOL HIM DOWN.

GIVE ME A JJ WHO HAS LEARNED HIS LESSON ABOUT EGOTISTICAL TENDENCIES AND AWKWARDLY COMPLIMENTS YURI AND YURIO FOR SKATING A BETTER GAME THAN HIM. 

I GOTTA GET ME SOME OF THAT AWKWARD OTAYURI POST-COMPETITION CONVERSATION (Yurio: “I apologize for taking your dream from you. I know you wanted the gold medal to bring back to your country…” Otabek: “There will be many more opportunities for the both of us. Your free skate was beautiful or sOME SHIT LIKE THIS LETS BE TIGER AND BEAR FURRIES TOGETHER FOREVER”)

okay and fiNALLY I NEED ME A DRUNK VICTURI BECAUSE APPARENT REASONS (and let’s be honest, chris ain’t gonna pass up the opportunity to bring his stripper pole again) AND I NEED VICTOR TO DRUNKENLY CONFESS THAT THE ACTUAL MOMENT HE FELL IN LOVE WAS WHEN YURI DRY HUMPED HIM 

THIS OVA IS GOING TO HAPPEN GUYS. BECAUSE KUBO ALWAYS DELIVERS. 

remember when the perfect music video came out and we were all Tired™ of the constant lilo push and the solo harry push and everyone was mad about the lack of larry interaction in a mv for a song literally written by louis and harry but then we found out louis was in the background while harry was writhing around on that couch like a dramatic hoe and harry was sitting on the hotel bed in louis’ solo scenes and everything was Good again  

Top 10 K-Dramas: 2016

The edit above is not in the order of my top 10 but the list below is. This was my first time making an edit so I was just trying to make it all fit, lol. Please feel free to tell me your thoughts on these dramas, I’d love to hear that ya’ll think!


1. Descendants of the Sun (Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo, Jin Goo, Kim Ji Won)

  • This was the first drama I followed along with while it was airing and it cemented my stay in kdrama-land so I’ll forever be grateful for that. I loved everything about this drama from the cast to the plot, I thought it was unique and funny and so very enjoyable to watch. A soldier and doctor falling in love in the middle of a crisis with brilliantly amusing scenes and secondary characters? It’s a win for sure. I think it found the perfect balance between drama, action, romance, and comedy. Also, the OSTs in the drama were amazing; Talk Love by K.Will will forever be one of my favorites. 

2. Goblin (Gong Yoo, Lee Dong Wook, Kim Go Eun)

  • So I’m cheating a little with this one because it didn’t finish airing in 2016, but this is currently my favorite drama so I felt obligated to put this on my list. This was my first real venture into a fantasy kdrama and I love everything about it. The aesthetics and cinematography is unreal, the cast is fantastic, the beginnings of romance is natural, but the bromance and friendships are probably my favorite things about this drama. It’s honestly just so witty and fun and the performance by each actor is amazing. It never fails to make me smile or laugh. Since it’s by the same writer as DOTS, it has the perfect combination of fantasy, romance, drama, and comedy. Also, the OSTS are wickedly good in this as well.

3. The K2 (Ji Chang Wook, Im YoonA, Song Yoon Ah)

  • Despite the drama surrounding the characters and it’s obvious problems story-wise, I loved The K2. One of my favorite genres is action-romance and this drama was packed with both. JCW is brilliant as always in acting but his action scenes were amazing. I thought the plot was pretty unique and the lead three gave great performances (I know people thought YoonA’s character was useless, but I didn’t; the story literally wouldn’t exist without her, lol). I have to praise Song Yoon Ah for her performance especially because this was the first time I empathized with the villain; I certainly didn’t agree with everything she did, but they gave a depth to her character that I really appreciated. There are some things I’ll never understand regarding the drama, but I don’t want to spoil anything for others so I won’t mention it here.

4. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung, Nam Joo Hyuk)

  • Again, this drama has yet to end, but I honestly think that this is one of the most brilliant dramas of 2016. It’s a feel-good, coming-of-age drama that balances romance, comedy, and friendship and that honestly delivers each week. It tackles first love and all the innocence and insecurities that comes with liking someone unattainable, it explores friendship between women and the unbreakable bond you can make with life-long friends in college, it shows characters with unhealthy issues taking the right steps to get help, and it shows how guys should treat girls and how naturally you can fall in love with your best friend. Most of all though, it tells us that it’s okay to fall out of love with your talents and what you have been doing your entire life; it’s okay to take a break, try new things, and find yourself. Brilliant cast, brilliant writing, and brilliant performances.

5. Reply 1988 (Lee Hye Ri, Park Bo Gum, Ryu Jun Yeol, Go Kyung Pyo, Lee Dong Hwi)

  • I’m late to the game but there are not enough words to describe what a good drama this is. I love that it focused so much on family bonds rather than romantic love. More than the individual families, the entire block was one big family that supported and took care of each other. I laughed, I cried, and I was happy when they were happy. The line between friendship and family is easily blurred in this drama because I swear the kids were more like family than they were friends. The parents’ friendship also made me happy because for once there was no evil parent or scheming; they all loved their kids and were such good friends with each other. There were so many lessons to learn from in this drama, it’s A+. Also, the goat noises made my life. 

6. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (Lee Joon Ki, IU, Kang Ha Neul)

  • I had/have a love-hate relationship with this drama. This was my first saeguk drama and I did really like a lot of things about it. The cinematography was beautiful, it really was so well done. I liked most of the characters, especially early in the show when it was more funny and cute. And the actors, even the idol-actors, did well in my opinion. What I hated was how they tried to jam-pack the Chinese version into the last 4 episodes, the insanely terrible editing that just made it seem like the characterization for leads did not align at all with what we knew about them, and the ending. I truly detested the ending; it was sloppy and unnecessary. If they didn’t cut that one scene from that ending, I would have been satisfied but they chose to do a disservice to the characters and for that reason alone, I’ll probably never re-watch this drama. 

7. Age of Youth (Han Ye-ri, Han Seung-yeon, Park Eun-bin, Ryu Hwa-young, Park Hye-soo )

  • I loved everything about this drama. The friendship between the Belle Epoque girls made me smile; they grew from being so awkward with each other to being such good friends. They teased, fought, and took care of each other like any good roommates would do while living their own lives. The drama did brilliantly in highlighting each girl’s unique struggles and allowing them to grow because of them. There is nothing I didn’t like about this drama; it was funny, interesting, and just really good. The Belle Epoque girls are special. 

8. The Legend of the Blue Sea (Lee Min Ho, Jun Ji Hyun)

  • I like drama a lot but mostly because of JJH’s character and performance. I’ve never failed to smile, laugh, or feel second-hand embarrassment for her character and that just really made the drama fun. I’m not really a big LMH fan, I think he’s an decent actor, but I think this is probably my favorite role of his. He’s actually doing really well and I really enjoy his character. One of my main issues is the plot and direction of the drama; I think it’s been a little sloppy and some things just don’t make sense and are poorly explained. Also it’s taking forever to get through some of the sub-plots and it honestly just feels like a waste of time. To be quite honest and in my opinion, if the leads weren’t as big stars as they are, this drama would not be doing as well as it is now.

9. Doctor Crush (Park Shin Hye, Kim Rae Won, Lee Sung Kyung, Yoon Kyun Sang)

  • The beginning of this drama was brilliant; PSH’s character was the epitome of a bad-girl who was also kind to her friends. I loved the plot; a girl with an attitude problem with no care in the world changing her ways and becoming a brilliant physician to not only prove people wrong but also to get revenge on the people that wronged/hurt her? Yeah, sign me up for a drama like that. The secondary characters were great, there really were some comedic scenes with them. I liked the medical part of the drama and PSH’s friendship with her childhood best friend and the other doctors. What I hated what that she never really got her revenge; they went with the most predictable way of the guy getting out of it for a medical drama and I hated that. He wasn’t even sincerely apologetic for what he had done. And honestly, I also hated that she never really called out step-mother for being such a terrible person. I had higher expectations for this drama. 

10. Cinderella and the Four Knights (Park So Dam, Jung Il Woo, Ahn Jae Hyun)

  • This was definitely more of a feel good drama for me. I love the “cinderella” trope so this was just really cute. Park So Dam was just adorable and she made the story fun. There was nothing overly special about this drama; it was fun and light, there were some pretty-boys, and a sweet best friend. All the makings of a classic feel-good drama. My favorite thing would probably have to be the OSTs in this drama; they were all just so good and I still re-play some of them. 

I am having sad season two thoughts and I have no intention of sparing the rest of you from my angst, so gather round and let me talk at you about place settings in the back half of S2.

So in Naka-Choko, Will brings his favourite cannibal loin of Randall Tier, and Hannibal, enchanted, places Will opposite him at the table-by providing the meat, Will has proved himself Worthy and now they are eyefucking dining as equals. Hannibal is a smitten kitten and Will is hardly less so. 



And again in Ko No Mono, with the ortolans (a scene from which I don’t think any of us have recovered) they are again sitting opposite each other, with much eye contact and little smiles and everything is perfect and adorable.


No dinners together in Tome-Wan but if we jump to Mizumono (oh god oh god) and THAT dinner, post Hannibal’s discovery of Will’s betrayal, we see:

Will has-despite the forgiveness on offer-been demoted. That intimacy, of seeing and being seen, that equal footing has been stripped away. No more gazing directly into each other’s eyes- despite Hannibal’s vulnerability in this scene (the way he fidgets with his glass stem, oh my god) his shields are back up, and they won’t drop until Will is bleeding in his arms, both of them heart sick and devastated.

Someone rec me some fluff, PLEASE.

a number of reasons why you should watch Black Sails

- now is the perfect time to binge-watch seasons 1-3 because 4 (which is the last one) will be out soon

- listen who DOESN’T want to know the backstory of Long John Silver?

- PiRATEs?!?

- lesbians? yes. dead lesbians? nope.

- you REALLY WANT TO KNOW THE SECRET SURROUNDING CAPTAIN FLINT

- AND MIRANDA BARLOW

- BAMF characters. all of them.

- everything serves the plot??? even the sex scenes??? i mean where else would you find that??

- you REALLY want to find out who Thomas Hamilton is. believe me.

- “well, we could make this a straight blood fest” “how about we don’t?” “yeah sure Jim good plan”

- assorted relatable quotes: 1. “that was dark” 2. “There’s no we, we stopped being a thing of any relevance about an hour ago.” 3. “no shit” 4. “fuck”, in all its various forms´

- “My truest love, know no shame” *sobs*

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things about hamilton you should know
  • before the show, king george comes over the speaker in character and tells everyone to silence their cell phones and to “enjoy my show”
  • the ensemble in incredible, like one point they literally throw a stool across the stage and catch it. they do all of the shifts and move everything. they are always standing or sitting on the side or on the top of the set watching/participating in every scene. it’s incredible.
  • the flow in alexander hamilton is insane. and the whole show. everyone moves at the perfect timing and its so interesting to watch at all times
  • the turntable is the coolest thing.
  • the lighting for the whole show in probably one of the best parts. every cue is perfectly timed and it changes at the best times. it adds to the storyline tremendously. 
  • the choreography in my shot is incredible. there’s one part when hamilton is standing in the middle of the turntable on “for the first time i’m thinking past tomorrow” and the ensemble all lunges towards him and then on “and i am” the lights change and then all jump back and it looks absolutely incredible.
  • at the beginning of schuyler sisters, peggy is literally being dragged on by her sisters. it really seems like she’s the annoying little sister.
  • at the end of schuyler sisters, the movement on the turntable is so cool because the different layers of the circle are all going in different directions and the cast is walking on it and the lighting and ugh it just looked unreal.
  • whenever the king walks, he walks so slowly and he like waddles. it’s the funniest thing ever. he also always carries his cane and uses it during his songs and i’m crying he’s the funniest part of the show.
  • during the boom’s during right hand man, the lights flash really bright like an explosion onstage
  • when burr says “martha washington named her feral tomcat after him”, hamilton jumps forwards and says “that’s true” and it’s a really cute funny moment
  • during helpless these candles on tables roll out and it’s really pretty and then at the beginning of satisfied they roll back during the rewind and it looks like they’re being sucked back and it’s really cool
  • as you probably know when they rewind in satisfied they literally walk in reverse and dance in reverse and hamilton and eliza kiss in reverse and ugh it’s the coolest thing ever and they keep going until they reach the beginning of helpless
  • SATISFIED IS INCREDIBLE that’s it.
  • in story of tonight reprise they’re all so drunk and it’s the funniest thing ever
  • washington is literally hamilton’s dad even moreso in person
  • in wait for it the ensemble sits in chairs and it’s just so powerful
  • after “immigrants, we get the job done” everyone applauds!!!
  • yorktown is HYPE. like the lights, the CHOREOGRAPHY, woowow. i could watch that number all day everyday and not get sick of it.
  • in yorktown the ensemble moves all of these chairs and boxes onstage and it looks literally like the world is being turned upside down and then at the end they all stand on them
  • when king george goes “i’m so blue” he stomps his foot and the lights all turn blue
  • there’s one scene in between dear theodosia and non-stop when laurens dies and he comes onstage off to the side and is singing parts of story of tonight like “i may not live to see our glory” and eliza is reading a letter from laurens’ dad, and then laurens sings “tomorrow there’ll be more of us” really slowly and it’s beautiful and then eliza says “alexander are you alright?” and he says “I have so much work to do” and BOOM hamilton jumps away and AFTER the war i went BACK to new york
  • in non-stop when they’re talking about the federalist papers they bring 3 empty chairs onstage that are facing upstage, and hamilton sits in the furthest upstage one. as they say “john jay got sick after writing 5″ etc, ensemble members turn the chairs around as if to show they’re empty 
  • “lez go” is really funny
  • at the beginning of the non-stop all-skate washington is on rolling stairs and when he goes “history has its eyes on youuuu” they roll him center stage with a spot on him 
  • I AM NOT THROWING AWAY MY SHOT BLACKOUT!!!
  • when jefferson said “uh… france” he added a “duh” in there
  • at the end of what’d i miss, washington goes “mr. jefferson welcome home” and then hamilton pretty much pushes him out of the way to say “mr. jefferson, alexander hamilton” and it’s v funny and classic
  • when washington says “you could’ve been anywhere in the world tonight” he like involves the audience and jefferson does a thing where he’s like “let’s hear it” and it kind of breaks the fourth wall
  • “doin whatever the hell it is you do in monticello” hamilton bounces around in a circle like a dork
  • at the beginning of take a break philip and eliza are sitting at a piano on the turntable and philip is squirming like a little kid would that didn’t want to play piano.
  • at the beginning of say no to this, maria enters and is walking around the turntable and it’s almost like she’s taunting hamilton
  • hamilton and maria only kiss once during the scene, which makes the kiss so much more powerful 
  • everything about the room where it happens was incredible. i cannot say enough positive things about it.
  • when hamilton goes “wait for it, wait for it, wait”, he mimics burr singing wait for it
  • at one point in room where it happens the lights form a colorful circle within a square over the table and UGH the lights in this number were UNREAL.
  • IT WAS JUST SOO GOOD and after the click boom people applauded for like an hour
  • in one last time, during the part when washington sings about the fig tree, they project a light on him and it’s textured and looks like a tree and his voice is so good and it’s such a beautiful moment
  • i know him is so funny because king george is so confused at the beginning and he has this evil laugh at the end omfg
  • when hamilton says “sit down john, you fat mother -” he is standing on the upper balcony thing and he drops this HUGE stack of papers on from it and there’s all of these flashing lights
  • when jefferson says “my god” in the reynolds pampHlet he makes this face of disbelief and it’s hysterical 
  • THE LIGHTS DURING HURRICANE LOOK LIKE IT’S A HURRICANE AND I ALMOST SCREAMED FROM THE HOUSE BECAUSE IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL 
  • the ensemble is moving all different objects during hurricane an it looks like a hurricane onstage and wowowoowowow this number was really cool 
  • THE REYNOLDS PAMPHLET. king george is off to the side and he is reading it and he gets so excited and he comes onstage and is dancing and throwing papers and jefferson is literally throwing papers all over the stage and it’s hysterical in a sad way
  • at the end of the song there’s hundreds of papers all over the stage and the ensemble picks up all of the papers as fast as they can before eliza comes out for burn 
  • eliza brings out a lantern with a candle and a stack of letters, and she lights them on fire and puts one into a bucket and then she puts more into it and you can see the fire come out of the bucket and then after she goes offstage you could smell the smoke from it, it was legit 
  • philip literally interrupts a play within a play, there’s ensemble members performing a play onstage and when philip comes in and interrupts it in blow us all away the “actors” stop and look really confused and frustrated
  • stay alive reprise is the saddest thing EVER. when eliza comes onstage she is wearing a black coat and she cries out “nooooo!” and the lights go on her and she runs over to philip and hamilton “is he breathing is he going to survive this” and it brought tears to my eyes
  • ITS REALLY SAD
  • when he dies, eliza SCREAMS this bloodcurdling scream and ugh
  • when eliza forgives hamilton in its quiet uptown, she takes his hand, and she speaks for the first time in the song when she says “it’s quiet uptown” and it’s a beautiful moment, and they say “forgiveness”
  • when burr says “i’m chasing what i want, and i learned that from you” a weird realization goes across the whole audience and its a weird sort of burn 
  • burr and jefferson stand facing the house and look up when hamilton is saying “the people are asking to hear my voice” and burr looks hopeful and jefferson looks smug and when he says “jefferson has my vote” burr’s face subtly turns to shock and jefferson does this little victory dance
  • burr fires at hamilton and then an ensemble member comes onstage and pretends to hold the bullet as hamilton has his moment “i imagine death so much it feels more like a memory”
  • in who lives who dies who tells your story, eliza is the main character, she is focused on, and is forward the whole time
  • ELIZA IS A CINNAMON ROLL.
  • at the very end of wlwdwtys, eliza gasps, and i think it’s so powerful, because it’s almost like she sees the audience and she sees how she has told his story and how his legacy has continued
  • OVERALL. this show is insane. everything about it is above and beyond. note i saw this show with the original broadway cast (except jonathan groff) on may 26, 2016. the hamilton hype is real, i promise. 
  • feel free to send me any questions you may have about anything from the show, i’d love to talk about it!
  • IF YOU CAN, GO SEE IT. IT’S WORTH IT.

honestly, i think i’ll never get over raven and murphy’s scenes in 4x06; they are all just… really suspenseful and emotionally charged in a way? especially the one in which raven attacks him (an outburst that is an explicit response tied to her own heart that apparently gave some viewers a really crazy outlook into her feelings), and after luna calms her down with her glorious sea magic.

when raven gets a hold of herself we enter this moment in which everything seems to slow down, with an unsettling and still very present tension specifically surrounding raven and murphy that just screams for more. it’s like the entire situation and what just happened is breaking upon both characters for real when the scene goes for this long emotional pause, with perfect stark clarity that they both seem to understand something about themselves but aren’t ready to fully face yet, and you are just waiting there expecting the ultimate explosion.

it’s so interesting how raven’s unhinged face shows how guilty she actually feels for breaking down like that, that she acted on impuls and is only processing things now. you can clearly see the shock on her face, different grades and textures of fears that hit her straight in the heart. she didn’t expect it herself and feels completely out of it once her vision actually clears. in many ways, that’s what lindsey meant in some of her recent interviews when she talked about raven getting challenged when it comes to her own heart this season.

she looks up at him, but doesn’t know what to say, because while raven can embrace the part of herself that is blindsided with rage, she can’t do the same when the feelings that come easily to her are challenged.

and it’s interesting how murphy reacts to all that, because while raven struggles to keep eye contact and find words to say he stands there and looks at her

not blinking. the murphy-shots are so great in this moment, because you feel that he is waiting for something, even after getting hit multiple times. and when i mean something, i don’t mean that he is waiting for her to apologize because he feels he’s right (raven hitting him isn’t good, but he knows where it comes from). he is waiting for her to say something that will make him hate himself less.

the bizzare beauty of this entire sequence is that up until now these two didn’t really need to share the same space this extensively, but now they do and the emotions are all over the place, because while raven, in all her stress and responsibility she places upon herself, still confirms the worst things she thinks of murphy - she “hates” him - murphy gets reminded of the version of himself that he hates more than anyone else. so, as much as their feelings differ, on some fundamental level they also experience the exact same thing. both see the version of themselves in each other that they hate/fear the most.

and it keeps going until raven breaks the moment and throws herself back into work. she denies herself the connection to her own heart, despite having made some realizations, and focuses on the task at hand again. so, the line “lets go again” feels less like teamwork, and more like an escape/defense mechanism.

essentially, that is what hits murphy the most, because raven’s personal denial that leads her to leave the situation and enter the rocket again is what pushes him to leave the room, too. i think it’s very fascinating in his case, because you get this stark contrast between physical and emotional hurt.

he could take the blows, but he can’t take this.

that is, ultimately, why the scene in which murphy comes back to help her and raven thanks him for it is so big, because the tables turn. suddenly some of the things they have denied themselves/expected come back in a very gentle way. 

it’s one of their many first steps and it’s going to be a process but i’m all in for it tbh. great character focus which alludes to past events and present feelings.