SOPPY is Philippa Rice’s collection of comics and illustrations
based on real-life moments with her boyfriend. From grocery shopping to
silly arguments and snuggling in front of the television, SOPPY captures the universal experience of sharing a life together, and celebrates the beauty of finding romance all around us.
This is possibly my favourite scene between Red & Liz. Look at how the camera angle captures the intimacy between them both. Whether they captured them this way for a specific reason, or to try and give a glimpse of possible romantic chemistry between them both, it’s absolutely beautiful. Look at how Raymond is focused directly on her face, not inching his eyes away from her closed ones. His hand on the back of her neck, a simple yet intimate gesture that somehow relaxes Elizabeth. Watch how her body unconsciously leans into Raymond. How their faces almost touch and how the angle of the camera makes it look like their mouths touch. To me, this scene was more intense than any sex scene I’ve witnessed on TV. It captured the essence of their relationship, making the viewers view a different side to them both. I just absolutely love it.
Ok, so after watching the clip all through the night (it’s 8am and I didn’t sleep at all…don’t send help, I already gave up my sanity), I think Magnus not only pouts but he tries to look bored. And of course Alec doesn’t want the date to go down badly, so he makes sure Magnus gets his turn…which is so sweet and so Alec…and then we all know what happens…just THE BEST 25 seconds captured on television in the history of frikin ever.
Also, I am cracking up at Alec’s face when he is mimicking Magnus’ magic…but that may be those 25 hours I’ve now been awake…everything seems funnier when you are a little delusional.