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( Mar. 14th, 2010 05:56 pm)
[livejournal.com profile] tinx_r, I think you'll be glad to know that I decided to save the ten seasons of Stargate for later and watch season 2 of Riptide first. So you can expect there to be Riptide-related squeeing soon.

I'm only seven minutes into the first ep of season 2 and there's already inappropriate touching. OMG, Cody, are you ever going to let go of Nick's shoulder again?
*loves Riptide*

Everyone else, I will rewatch Stargate eventually. I'm already rereading tons of J/D slash, so expect there to be Stargate squeeing, too.

And if anyone thinks I desperately need to (re)watch and squee about any other show, feel free to let me know. I'm your loyal fannish slave. ;-)
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( Jan. 9th, 2010 08:32 am)
Trailer of the movie, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] mareen.

I'm getting terribly excited about this despite everything I said. I love the original real team so much that nothing can possibly replace them. I think Liam Neeson is the worst choice for Hannibal EVER. I think that no one could possibly replace Dirk Benedict, or Dwight Schultz, or Mr.T. Especially not Dirk Benedict. And Dwight Schultz. And Mr. T.

But, the thing is, I love the show so much, and when I watched all episodes this year (I've done this before), I was really really sad that there weren't MORE episodes. I just didn't want to let go of my team, and no repeated watching would help with this. So the movie? That's like, more A-Team. New A-Team. In other words, it's all I ever wanted when I finished watching the show. Just hearing the beginning of the trailer, the almost identical introduction makes me all giddy with squeee....

*bounces up and down in A-Team love*

And OMG is that the rear of a Geiger-tuned Corvette ZR1 that I see there?
No, I'm not sure, maybe not, but it could be. I can't stop the frame to get a better picture.
*is really really excited now*
Can someone find out what car Face drives in the new movie? Cause, if it is a ZR1, OMG I'd watch the movie just to get a cargasm. (so what, other people watch porn, I watch corvette vids on youtube. It's a hobby.)
I've been watching The A-Team for the past weeks, and now, or rather yesterday, I'm finished.

Five seasons of A-Team (watched 4 and 5 first, then finished with the first three), and all I want is more. I'll miss the guys so much!

There's really nothing about the A-Team I don't love: I love that it's completely unrealistic, I love that the episodes (almost) always have the same structure. I love the sexism and the cars and that nobody ever made smoking a cigar as sexy as Hannibal. I'm in love with Face's charm, Murdock's mind, Hannibal's eyes and B.A.'s , well, okay, so I'm not in love with B.A., but I still like the guy. van.

Fact is, I'm going to miss them like crazy.
I already do.

But, the A-Team is not a show you can just watch again. Too repetitive, too predictable. Yes, I've thought about watching season 4 again after I finished season 3, but one look at the episode descriptions on the DVD box and I could recall almost every scene. So, sorry, A-Team, but our ways will have to part here for at least two
years or so.
*cries a little*

To wean myself off The A-Team, I needed a rebound show.

And I found one.

Does anyone remember Cobra?

Cobra is a short-lived early nineties action show starring Michael Dudikoff in a classic, red AC Cobra.

Now, at this point, I'd like to take a moment to thank amazon.com for their ever helpful shopping suggestions, for they reminded me of Cobra, a show that I caught maybe three episodes of when it was running in Germany in 93 or 94, mostly because I thought the guy was cute (I was 15, a year earlier the man of my dreams had been someone whose name is an anagram of oral sex, so Dudikoff was definitely an improvement). Plus, I liked the car (not featured enough). Since I was already beginning not to watch TV anymore, I never watched more than a couple of episodes and quickly forgot about Cobra. Until amazon.com said "hey, we thought you'd like to buy this!" (how did they know? *g*), and I did, and now we are both happy. So, thank you amazon.com.

Anyway, Cobra is not in any way a remarkable show. The writing is weak, the dialogues are worse, the car is not featured enough. But the writing is certainly stronger than, say, the first episodes of Bones, and the dialogues are a lot better than the dialogues in the dreadful (but much-loved nonetheless) premiere of Supernatural. And we get to see the Cobra more often than Face's corvette, and even if it isn't as
pretty as the 'vette, that still makes me happy. Yes, there's an embarassment factor, but it's mostly due to Dudikoff's hair, and I've seen worse hair in the early nineties (boy, have I ever seen worse hair).

I also like that Dudikoff likes to color-match his shirts with his car (I color-match everything myself. Just not with the car, cause my car is an ugly rust-red) and that he gets hurt a lot (shot twice plus one serious leg injury, and that's just on the first two DVDs).

The show clearly was heading nowhere and it was bound to fail, but it was still a nice show. Easy to get into, easy to watch, easy to like the people... exactly what I needed to get over the pain of losing The A-Team.

Cobra, the perfect rebound show.

I'll let you know who I decide to start my next serious love affair with (The Unit is due for a full run), but for now, Cobra is perfect for me.
Thank you for the virtual snowflakes! :-)
*smiles happily from her sick bed*

In other news, I have now finished season 5 (of The A-Tea,), and it wasn't as bad as I remembered. Apart from the Frankie hate, I mean. I liked that they were dealing with the "crime" they supposedly commited (so what if they were wearing the wrong uniforms, they still looked good in it). I liked that Face got shot (Woobie!). I didn't like that Hannibal took orders from slimeball Stockwell, but then, I kinda liked not to like that. I'm twisted.

Anyway, I have now gone straight to season 1, skipping, of course, the Faceless pilot. I love season 1. I love the whole show. 2,5 seasons to go, yay!

And then? What am I gonna do then? Did I mention that I bought the first and only season 1 Cobra? Does anyone remember Cobra? This is going to be fun. :-)
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( Dec. 6th, 2009 09:13 pm)
I'm sick, and it's not just because I'm watching season 5 of (he
AiTeam. I have the flu. But that's not going to stop me from killing
that Frankie guy. I'm going to kill him. I'm going to smack that
stupid smile of his right back into his face. I'm going to make him
swallow that ";ohnny" that he just called Hannibal. Hannibal Smithh.
Colonel Hannibal Smith, being called "Johnny" by that little squirrel.


I'm not a violent person, so maybe it's the fever talking. But if i
were Frankie, I'd stay out of my way right now.

Other than that, i completely love my show. My very first fannish love
ever. And it's even better today. Also. When I'm done with season 5,
I'm going to watch seasons 1,2 and 3. That's the best thing about
starting to watch in the middle of the show: that way, it doesn't end
at the weakest spot.

Sorry for the spelling, but as I said, sick on the sofa, typing this
from my blackberry, and the writing somehow doesn't appear on the
screen. MaybeI should call Frankie to fix it.
oceana: (Default)
( Jul. 13th, 2007 06:12 pm)
[livejournal.com profile] margueritem asked me to post something fannish about
Wiseguy (the response to my request for fannish inspiration has been
overwhelming, really, with a whole three of you wanting me to talk
about fannish things! Now I wonder if the rest of you is really here
to here about my exciting real life or if you all want me to shut up,
but wait, no, don't spoil the mystery!

So, Wiseguy.
Wiseguy is a bad eighties show.
Wiseguy is a wonderful bad eighties show.
Wiseguy is LOVE.

The clothes! The hair! The overall eightiesness! I just love it!
I grew up in the eighties, I grew up with eighties TV. A-Team,
Remington Steele, Simon&Simon, Riptide, Hart to Hart are just a few of
the shows I watched and adored when I was a kid. (I'm not mentioning
Miami Vice, that's a league of its own, in the good and the bad). I
have no idea how I missed Wiseguy back then. Maybe it was never shown
on German TV?

The most wonderful [livejournal.com profile] margueritem pimped the show to me when
she visited me in (February I think it was), in any case when I was
still living in my old appartment with the most uncomfortable couches
ever invented by humankind. I watched all the episodes in one weekend.
On my laptop. On the most uncomfortable couch ever.
That's how much love Wiseguy is.

Of course, I have only seen the Sonny Steelgrave Arc, which probably
makes me like one of the Methos-eps-only-HL-fans, but trust me, it's
not for lack of wanting. But as there are no Wiseguy DvDs in Europe,
the US DVDs are expensive and would have to go through customs, which
means that I would never ever get them unless I take a day off of work
to pick them up at the customs office (plus, did I mention
expensive?), they have not been offered on ebay in the last three
months and they seem to be non-existent on the other legal and illegal
ways of obtaining episodes, that the internet usually so kindly
offers, I am at a loss.

I guess I'll just have to watch the first arc again, and then indulge
myself in fic and vids (which I haven't done yet, as I've watched the
show in my internetless time) until I can somehow get my fannish
little fingers on the remaining episodes.

Wiseguy is love.
Watch it.
oceana: (Default)
( Jul. 6th, 2007 01:25 am)
I've been watching the first episodes of Traveler, a show that I have been looking forward to ever since I first saw the pilot sometime last fall.

To make it short, it wasn't worth the wait.
In which a rather long explanation for this short statement follows. )
Once upon a time, the A-Team went to Africa...

[Poll #591528]
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( Aug. 24th, 2005 09:06 am)
Looking for Remington Steele icons (without success), I found this community and was reminded that Pierce Brosnan really was/is an incredibly sexy James Bond. And that I'm exactly the kind of woman who'd fall for James Bond, with the flirting and the cars and the deadliness. I know it's shallow, but at least I'd have a good time. And probably end up dead.

I was a Pierce Brosnan fan from a very young age on. I must have been about 7 or 8 when I started watching Remington Steele, and he was one of the guys who featured prominently in my completely innocent, please let me be Laura's cool, little sister, daydreams, right behind the A-Team and Simon&Simon and definitely in front of the Riptide guys. I was thrilled when he became James Bond, because that role was so obviously written for him. The only other Pierce Brosnan movies I had seen were Hydrotoxin, a movie so bad that even the many close-ups of his face couldn't save it, and the one where he steals art and has a lot of sex with Mel Gibson's wife from Lethal Weapon. Which was nice, only not somuch if you know the original. So I can honestly say that I don't consider him a good actor, but as James Bond he is perfect.

Anyway, the new James Bond. I don't really care much about the rumours that appear in the papers every few weeks, not believing in any of them and therefore not caring much. I will watch the new JamesBond movie anyway, no matter who play the bond. I won't enjoy it as much if it is Ewan McGregor, but there'll be cars and guns and men in tuxedos, and that's all I really need. Ewan McGregor I can actually imagine as James Bond, even though I don't particularly like the actor. Robbie Williams on the other hand (the singer, yes, there was a rumour about him being the successor once), I find sexy (have you seen him in a suit?), but as James Bond? Not so much. He doesn't seem like someone who knows how to be serious, and James Bond is, if not serious, never "silly". When he is flirting, he flirts as if he means it, always. There is no teasing. It's part of his charm.

One actor I can really see as James Bond (I know I'm a bit prejudiced), is Michael Weatherly. He's got the looks, he's got the charm. Give him another five or ten years and he'll stop looking like he is only the accessory of the beautiful woman he is driving around in that big car of his. Which leads me to a different James Bond issue: cars.

Remember the good old times? Remember the DB 5? Now that was a car. Then that little bavarian car producer made the most successful advertising deal ever and James had to drive a BMW Z3. You know, that little thing with the pampers rear that pretends to be a roadster, but can only do so because it has more PS than the mazda mx-5, which is still the better car? The Z3, which trust me, you do't want to drive if you are taller than 1,90 meters, which just proves that it was made for small men, but not for deadly secret agents? The Z8 was fine with me, small, but stylish, but when he drove the Z3 I actually felt sorry for him.

Of course, in the next movie they gave him the Aston Martin V-12 Vanquish, and that made up for everything they ever did to him, even for the christmas quote.

But now I've read somewhere that the next James Bond is supposed to drive a Fiat! Now, don't get me wrong, a Fiat is (probably) a nice car (notice how I don't say reliable), I had a boyfriend with a Fiat once, and it almost drive 125 km/h (downhill, having to hold the door shut so they wouldn't open). They CANNOT let James Bond drive that kind of car!

I don't car which actor play James Bond, but if he drives a Fiat, I won' watch the next James Bond movie. I'll just sit down with my DVDs and enjoy the Vanquish on ice a few times in a row.

Unless it's Michael Weatherly in the Fiat...
oceana: (Default)
( Aug. 23rd, 2005 08:26 pm)
Now that the first season of Remington Steele has been released on DVD, shouldn't people be writing Remington/Murphy slash?

I'm trying to see the Remington/Laura, I really am. And I do think they are made for each other, but really, the Remington/Murphy slashiness is so blatant. There is just no way around it.

I LOVE that show. I think I shall try to find myself a Remington Steele icon now.
oceana: (Default)
( May. 5th, 2005 02:30 am)
Just watched the second episode of "The A-Team Season 1", which arrived today in all it's eighties beauty. (I wanted to start with the pilot, but it was the wrong Face)

Okay, before I say anything else, let me quickly ask this:

Were they always so gay? )

Sorry, I had started this entry a few hours ago and got interupted. Now my brain isn't capable of much more than "A-Team= fun, Face=pretty, write foursome now.

Hm hm. I think i'm going to buy those Miami Vice DVDs after all

Going to bed.
List five fictional people -- from television, movies, books, whatever -- that you had a crush on as a child (or early teens). Then
post this on your LiveJournal so other people can know what a dork you've always

1. Remington Steele
HUGE crush. I still think that he is terribly attractive.

2. Face
I was an A-Team kid. A-Team was my very first fandom, and yes, I wrote Mary-Sue fanfic for it. Fortunately, the internet wasn't around back then, and I really didn't try to share it with anyone anyway. BUt yes, Face, I worshipped him. And his car. I totally blame him for the car thing.

3. Howie
From The Fall Guy. Okay, there's really no excuse, I know.

4. Sonny Crocket
Miami Vice. He's the one I blame for the gun thing. I was really too young to watch Miami Vice, but my parents were very liberal, and yes, I did have nightmares sometimes. I was definitely not in my early teens when I watched it.
I can only explain this crush with my subconscious and at the time hopefully deeply buried wish to get him out these ridiculous suits.

5. Rick Simon
Simon& Simon. I usually fell for the blonde guys, and I found AJ incredibly cute, but my best friend had claimed him before I could, so I got left with Rick. Good for me!
If they ever released that show on DVD I'd buy it no matter what. Even if it was more expensive than Farscape. It's Simon & Simon, how could you NOT love them?

But my very very first fannish crush was Freeway from "Hart to hart". I was in kindergarden, and I wanted a dog just like that.

I was a fangirl my whole life and I never knew. Weird.
There were more, but the meme only asks for five. Anybody remember Jack Killian form Midnight Caller? Or Viper? *hides*

*hopes that there won't be a meme asking for crushes on musicians*
(They all had long hair when I was twelve, it wasn't my fault!)
oceana: (Default)
( Dec. 15th, 2004 09:01 am)
Why yes, I'm still avoiding work. *g*

Themes of some of my favourite 80s shows for your downloading pleasure. Enjoy!

The Fall Guy

Miami Vice

Remington Steele

The A-Team


Simon & Simon


And because I can:
The Muppet Show Theme

The Muppets - Mahna Mahna *g*
I'm working. Obviously not right now, but I am sitting in front of the computer, Word is opened, the case file is looking at me stupidly from my left, waiting to be turned into a nice little bill of indictment.
Everything's ready except for me.
I've been meaning to work in this case for two weeks now. I already missed one deadline and had to ask for an extension. It's not that I don't want to do it, but I keep getting distracted.

See, I've been thinking.
I used to be a big fan of Riptide, when I was very young, 7 or 8.
Much later, when I had discovered slash, it confused the hell out of me that Perry King, who played Cody Allen on Riptide, was Jim Ellison's father. Shouldn't he be living on a boat with Nick and Murray for the rest of his life?
When did he get married?
And more importantly, when did he get such a tight-assed SOB who so openly disapproves of his son's loving and warm relationship with his male room-mate?
See, I had a crush on Cody when I was young. He had beautiful eyes and he had that car, a corvette I believe? Having been influenced by watching the A-Team at a very young age, I couldn't resist the car. The car was also the main reason why I - while acknowledging that Pierce Brosnan is indeed a very attractive man - always thought that Laura Hold was a lot cooler.
Later of course, I realized that the guy with the helicopter might be more my thing, because pretty much everyone has a car, but a pink (!!!) helicopter? That's truly special.

Hm yes. That's all I wanted to say.
Maybe I should just admit to myself that I really don't want to work.
oceana: (Default)
( Dec. 6th, 2004 12:18 pm)
More links, in many more fandoms. You all know by now that I'm a fandom trollop (*smiles at [livejournal.com profile] alyse*), so next I'm going to share some links in fandoms that I don't talk about very often, but love nonetheless.

We start with the A-Team:

Heh, I bet you didn't know that I'm an A-Team fan. No, I don't watch the show, but I used to. In fact, A-Team was my first fandom.
I was very much in love with Face, so much that I literally blushed everytime he smiled at the camera.
I wrote fanfic. Mary-Sueish fanfic. It was still better than many things at ff.net. Face was my uncle, Murdock was my brother. Me and my best friend were parentless and stole cars for a living until the A-Team found us. We were a lot cooler than Hanibal and a lot smarter than Col. Decker. But then, everyone was...
Did I mention that I was about 8 years old? *g*

Still, I totally blame my unhealthy interest in fast cars on my early A-Team addiction. One of these days I'm going to buy myself an A-team van and paint it black and red. People will laugh, but I will be my own personal hero behind the steering wheel.
And I refuse to believe that Dirk Benedict is 59. That is so not true. *denial*

But on to the links:

A-Team Links )

You can find my other link collections in the memories.


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