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So I landed last week! Yaaaay! It’s so great to finally be done. We landed at Niagara and we had a really good time. I’ve been working for the past week. It feels SO good to be back at work. It’s a hard job, very tiring, but it’s been a really good week.

We went to see Einaudi last night! He was AMAZING. There were some issues with the sound at first, at least, to my ears. The levels were all wrong, but they sorted them out. His ensemble is so talented. If he’s doing a show near you and there are tickets left, I couldn’t recommend it more highly. He’s just such a joy to watch. He so clearly loves what he’s doing… It’s infectious, and the music is beautiful.

The second half kind of sucked for me. We were sat behind some people with absolutely no awareness of the people around them. They were checking their phones, talking, and then they just switched seats and this 6ft guy sat down right in front of me and I couldn’t see a thing. I was gutted. Truly, truly gutted. I asked them to move for the encore and they did, so I don’t think they were actually rude, just completely unaware. I’m glad that I did get to see the encore. There was another guy on his phone and I asked him to put it away during the intermission and the poor guy just had no idea how bright the light was and how distracting it was. So again, not rude, just unaware. I felt like a bit of a dick for telling people off the whole night, but they were ruining it for me.

Aside from that, it was brilliant. We had a great time.

Since I last posted here I’ve become a total Whovian. I haven’t started season 7 yet but I’ll be on it soon. In the meantime, I’m watching Torchwood. I’m not sure how much I like it yet. It’s like, so super British, even more so than Dr. Who. I think the show had a smaller budget.

Who is my favourite Doctor? I DON’T KNOW! I can’t pick. I even liked Eccleston who, according to my Facebook feed, is the least popular new Doctor.

I loved Tennant and when Smith came I was all prepared to hate him. When they changed the theme to that AWFUL theme I was prepared to hate him more. When they changed the interior of the TARDIS to that weird super lame interior with bubble windows that looks like it was designed by a preteen girl, the stakes were raised again. His fate was sealed when the light on his sonic screwdriver turned green. It was too much to handle. Too many changes all at once. But then Smith was brilliant. I couldn’t hate him. I loved him within 10 minutes. The writing was brilliant and he carried the whole thing so well. I think he’s doing a great job.

I can’t speak to the show as it is currently because I haven’t started season 7 yet but I’ll be on it next week sometime. Maybe even this weekend because it’s a long weekend (yay!).

I also watched all of the Community episodes on Netflix. I didn’t like it when I first saw it a few years ago, but it’s totally hilarious. I’ve seen a lot of shows like that – that I hated at first. The one that really stands out to me is King of the Hill. I grew up with that show, and I couldn’t bear it. I think I was just too young to get the jokes. I thought it was super depressing. Then I started it again a few years ago and it’s hilarious.

Next on the list is Orphan Black. I caught a bit of an episode the other day and I’m intrigued so I’m going to check it out.

Anyway, Happy May 24 everyone!

Oh Battlestar, I LOVE YOU

So we finished Battlestar last night, and I’m pretty sure it has taken SG-1’s long held number 1 spot in my list of all time favorite TV series ever. I absolutely LOVED IT.

SPOILERS

The ending. Oh. My. Gods. It was perfect. Absolutely perfect. Slightly ambiguous, a few doors left open for future events, but wrapped up nicely enough to leave me satisfied and content that the war is finally over.

The Dylan connection? Ever since I heard All Along The Watchtower on the show, I couldn’t wait for the end so I could find out what that’s all about. I still haven’t found anything conclusive. What does it mean?? Why this song? Whyyyyy? What’s going on?

Battlestar is the closest thing to sci-fi perfection I have ever seen, and here is where it shaved a few points from its perfect score.

The boxing episode
I kinda liked the idea behind it, but it was clunky, ugly and just poorly executed.
Billy dies
I can’t believe they killed Billy! And the whole hostage thing was just boring.
The Black Market episode
It was dull
The Irish lawyer/Lee as president fiasco
This episode wasn’t bad really, but this horrendous storyline totally ruined it. WHY did we have to spend 45 minutes pretending it was ever going to be anyone but Lee? And when the lawyer starts listing the good qualities… And then Lee’s name is on the board… It was excruciating. I keep leaving little notes with good qualities and Lee Adama circled in big letters around the house for my husband to find though.

But that’s it. Minor, minor details.

I can’t WAIT to watch it again. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to, but I know it will be just as fun the second time around, when we can focus on the details and pick things up we missed before.

Some fun trivia we found out… Allen from Two and A Half Men (gosh I hate this character soooo much!) was in the running to play Baltar! No offence to the actor, but I’m so glad that didn’t happen. Our Gaius was the perfect Gaius, and without the skills of James Callis, we never would have had the perfect lovable/hateable character that provided much needed and appreciated comic relief.

The whole cast was perfect, though I have to admit I never liked Callie. She was just so wooden. And smelled like cabbage apparently.

My favorite characters were Starbuck, the Admiral and Roslin.

 

I love you, Battlestar.

We’re going to check out Caprica next. I have to admit, I don’t have high hopes for it but it could be OK. I’m also going to look into Eureka because I hear lots of good things about it… And Game of Thrones. People seem to love it so why not. I think I saw an episode once and didn’t like it, and I’m more of a space opera fan, but it’s so acclaimed that there must be something to it.

On a final note, our prayers today are of course dedicated to Boston.

Oh frak yes

I’m planning a trip to BC to check out the filming sites for SG-1, and it turns out Battlestar was filmed there too! I wanted to add some Battlestar sites to the itinerary and while I was looking around I came across this – http://www.battlestarlocations.com/

These two awesome chicks have already visited loads of the sites, then they compiled all the locations they found as well as tips on things like places to park and other useful travel tidbits. They rule.

Also, this:

SO true.