Friendly reminder: Go and see Wonder Woman in theaters. Don’t waste streaming it online. The Mummy starring Tom Cruise will be out the following Friday. Critic reactions are amazing so far. Unfortunately, our admiration of Wonder Woman, Gal, Patty, and Chris is not enough to convince the studios to give us a sequel of her own. She has to do well at the box office too because STUDIOS VALUE MONEY. Let’s help her make BANK.
The Phantom of the Opera: literally dozens, most famously The Phantom of the Opera (1986), Ken Hill’s Phantom, Yeston and Kopit’s Phantom, Deborah Sasson’s Phantom, and Love Never Dies (which is not based on anything Leroux wrote, but uses the same character names, if not characterization)
The Wild Party: The Wild Party (LaChiusa), The Wild Party (Lippa)
Der Besuch der alten Dame/The Visit of the Old Lady: The Visit (Kander and Ebb),Der Besuch der alten Dame (German musical)
Cinderella: Cinderella (Disney’s version for amateur licensing), Cinderella (Rodgers and Hammerstein), Into the Woods (thank you @lookwhathappenedtomack for those three). Also, Starlight Express is loosely based on Cinderella.
Aladdin: Aladdin (Disney), Aladdin (Cole Porter), (thanks @lookwhathappenedtomack )also I’ve heard of at least one British Aladdin Christmas pantomime. (thanks
Cyrano de Bergerac: “ including at least five operas, a Frank Wildhorn musical, a Broadway musical version in the 70s with Christopher Plummer, a European musical that transferred to Broadway more recently, a jukebox musical called Cyrano de Burgershack, and a short movie musical about gay cruising starring Anthony Rapp” - @if-only-angels-could-prevail
The career of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mozart! (Kunze and Levay), Mozart l’opera rock (French musical)
The Wizard of Oz: One created by Baum (author of the book), two based of the film, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s version with several new songs, Wicked
Hamlet: The Lion King, Rockabye Hamlet, Hamlet (opera)
Alice in Wonderland: Disney’s version, Wonderland (Wildhorn), wonder.land (British musical)
War and Peace: Opera version, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (based on about 70 pages)
The Bible: Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, Children of Eden, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, too many weird obscure ones to count (thanks @rufusthegoofus and @mygreatadventurehasbegun)
Charlie and Chocolate Factory: The version available for amateur licensing, The Broadway/West End musical (Thanks @joyesthers)
Le Petit Prince: Never opened Broadway musical, 2002 Paris, several puppet shows and others (thanks @theveilfalls)
Anna Karenina: 1992 Broadway musical, Hungarian musical, Russian musical (Thanks @theveilfalls), at least one opera
Orpheus and Eurydice: Hadestown, Orpheus and Eurydice: A Myth Underground, several opera (thanks @havlin)Orpheus and Eurydice (musical appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.)
French revolution (the first one): 1789: La Amants de la Bastille, La Revolution Francaise (thanks @everydaae), Marie Antoinette (Austrian musical), also I guess you could count A Tale of Two Cities?
Three Musketeers: 1928 musical, Dutch musical (thanks @everydaae) 4 Musketeers
Dracula: Wildhorn musical, French interpretive dance musical, Dracula: L’Amour plus fort que la Mort, Dracula: L’Amour et la Mort (thanks @everydaae)
Story of Lizzie Borden: several musicals including Lizzie (thanks @stephenfuckingsondheim)
Gone with the Wind: 2008 London musical, Scarlett (musical) (thanks @stephenfuckingsondheim)
Life of Marilyn Monroe: Siren’s Heart, Marilyn, Bombshell
The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Disney musical, French musical Notre-Dame de Paris
Rebecca: German musical, British play with music
Peter Pan: several pantomimes, Disney, the famous Broadway one, Leonard Bernstein’s, Peter and the Starcatcher (play with music) (thanks @rufusthegoofus)
It’s funny how before 6x10 fully opened my eyes to the greatness that is Richonne, I was not overtly aware of how often R&M seemed to look at, be near, and think about each other. I knew they were together a lot and I was here for it but I didn’t realize just how much they took note of each other.
However, once I was aboard this five star cruise of a ship, this was me every episode as I looked for any and every Richonne moment I could get…
Lol so now if R&M so much as mention the other’s name it’s noted and mentally stored in my brain, cuz it really does provide some further insight into their relationship. (I also just like any time they say each other’s name so there’s that too 😋 ) Thus this scene right here.
Rick is with Aaron getting stuff for the jerks. I know I’ve said it already but I am in full support of the Rick/Aaron friendship. Like especially after this episode, I just feel like he’s a man that Rick can really talk to. Cuz Daryl, of course, is Rick’s brother but Daryl’s also not one to talk too much lol, especially about feelings, so I like that Rick has Aaron as a guy friend as well.
So as Rick and Aaron load stuff up, after wading through the swamp of horrors, Rick lets Aaron know that his earlier comment, about Aaron not having to go on the boat if he didn’t want to, wasn’t because he thought he couldn’t do it. I appreciate this because it’s Rick being mindful of Aaron’s feelings. Like Rick could have just brushed off the unintentional offensiveness of his comment but he addresses it, even though it happened a while back, which is really sweet.
Part of me feels like Michonne’s “bring you into the family” leadership approach rubbed off on Rick. Cuz Rick has always deeply cared to keep people protected and alive, but what this moment shows us is that he also cares about their feelings on seemingly small issues too. Real one. 👌🏽🙌
So Rick then explains further where he was coming from when he tells him, “It’s just going this far, risking this much, to get stuff for them. People don’t agree with it.” and he tells Aaron he wouldn’t blame him if he didn’t either. Now, y’all, the second Rick said “people”, I knew Homeboy was thinking about Michonne lol.
Like he was trying to be slick Rick and act like he was just casually mentioning “people” but I know the person specifically on his mind in that moment was the Queen. And I love that we get confirmation that he was in fact thinking of her in this moment, thus making this a Richonne scene lol.
But just before that, Aaron reminds Rick that he was there for the worst day on earth and for that lineup so he understands that this is the way things have to be right now in order to keep people living. And then Rick says what’s been on his mind since 7x4 when he tells Aaron, “Michonne doesn’t think this is living.”
I love that this is yet another reminder of how much R&M really let their words soak in. Rick mentioning this is him reflecting and calling back to 7x4 when Michonne expressed feeling like this “Submit to Negan” life really isn’t any kind of a life. The minute she said those words “What kind of a life?”, you knew Rick would never forget them and they would replay in his mind until he figured out how to give her a better life.
It’s funny how quickly Rick says this. Like it feels like this was the main thing he wants to talk about and I just love that this gives us insight into how he really does reflect on her words and take them fully into consideration.
I appreciate the way he says this line cuz it doesn’t even remotely sound like he’s frustrated with her for not thinking this is living. Instead, it sounds like her words have pushed him to really assess if this subservient way is really the right way. He’s, again, acknowledging the validity of her point of view. Real One. 👌🏽🙌
Another big reason why I like this scene is because it’s Rick talking about Michonne with someone other than Michonne, and sort of giving someone else insight into the relationship. It’s such a husband moment. Like he’s with his guy friend and reflecting on his wife’s words with him. 😋
You can tell Aaron understands the significance of Rick opening up to him in this moment, especially about the love of Rick’s life. Like Aaron sort of takes a moment cuz he’s like “Oh so Rick’s getting all the way personal rn.” And it’s cute cuz Rick tries to bring up Michonne’s words casually but he’s not that slick lol and it’s clear those words weigh on him.
It’s always so interesting to me because I know that probably most people in the community see Rick and Michonne as like these Apocalyptic All-Stars and their Warrior Leaders and so I love when characters get to see not just their “superhuman” side but their super human side.
And Rick opening up to Aaron about Michonne is big cuz it makes R&M just people. It just reminds us and other characters that R&M are a couple who have talks and disagreements and share feelings just like other couples (except even better lol).
It’s also funny cuz Aaron started off by talking about how he was there for the lineup so he gets that they have to just play along to survive but then when Rick says Michonne doesn’t feel like that’s living, Aaron switches the style up just a little bit and starts listing all the reasons why she’s right.
Like Aaron wants to make it clear that he gets where Michonne’s coming from and that she’s definitely not wrong. Aaronknows not to disagree with Rick’s queen lol. 😋
And then, Aaron does give a good point to Rick about how what matters most right now is that they and their loved one’s hearts are still beating. I appreciate him saying “loved ones” cuz it’s him taking note that when Rick talks about Michonne he’s talking about his loved one. Aaron just keeps climbing the ranks in my book. 😋
I also felt for Rick in this whole sequence of scenes, cuz he’s out here trying to row through walker infested waters and struggling just to get something to appease Negan, meanwhile literally everyone else back home is trying to find a way to fight back.
Like Rick’s just out here trying to keep people safe and make fetch happen, while Carl is shooting machine guns at the Sanctuary, Rosita’s forcing Eugene to make a single bullet, and even Michonne, who’s cause is the more thought out and justified of the three, is in a car with a Savior. And then you have Spencer and his snakery as he’s trying to dethrone Rick. And to top it off, Negan is in his house shaving in front of his children.
I was like “Rick, buddy, pal, I really do appreciate what you’re doing for TF rn, but I think it’s time to stop trying to make fetch happen. Cuz ain’t nobody else on board with fetching for Negan anymore” lol.
Seeing so many people enact their own plan to take down Negan just goes to show that TF, but especially Grimes 2.0, have the fighter spirit so engrained in their DNA that they just can’t continue to take this oppression laying down.
Rick gave the “Submit to Negan” approach a shot but you know that deep down he’s been wanting to fight back too. And all it takes is a superbly excellent moment in a cell with a superbly excellent woman to really seal the deal for Rick on fighting back. 👌🏽🙌
Also I really appreciate the later moment when Rick waits for Aaron when they return to ASZ and the Saviors start beating Aaron up (over the pettiest thing in the world). Like they tell Rick to run along and, especially knowing that Negan is in his house, Rick could have had a lot of reason to want to get to his home, but I like that he stays and he’s there for his newfound friend. And then he further supports Aaron by helping him walk off. So one more time for good measure lol; Real One. 👌🏽👌🏽🙌
Side Note: This look right here tho!!
This look from Judith was everything and that baby is too cute for words! If we hadn’t had that beautiful, awe-inspiring, Richonne gold moment that comes towards the end of the episode this would have been my favorite moment. (this, and Michonne telling the Red Head Savior “But you don’t know me.”) I adore that Judith is looking at Negan like “Try something. I dare you.” 😂
Judith is so unimpressed and #overit. And since this post is called “The Reflection” can we talk about how much Judith reflects Michonne here? This baby is giving Negan that signature Michonne “Homie, you don’t faze me” face. Like look at this parallel.
Lol I love it! Judith is definitely Rick and Michonne’s daughter. 👌🏽😋