YAY "Mamma Mia" was v. amusing. Silly and flashy and fun. But no one in the audience was laughing because they were Japanese, so I couldn't laugh too loud. OMG the half-naked boys dancing in *flippers* and seducing the older woman yay. It wasn't a good musical by any stretch of the imagination, and it was weird to hear familiar songs like "Kimi wa Dancing Queen" and "Kore Chansu yo" with those Japanese lyrics, but it was highly campy fun and I could understand most of it.
But how sad is it that when the overture was playing all I could think about was that OMG this was the music of Ray Kowalski's teenage years! Then I drifted away on daydreams of teenage!RayK rollerskating and dancing to ABBA with glitter in his hair... Which led to thoughts of punk!earlytwenties!RayK in the 80s. Which led to thoughts of Heuradys' "knifelickingomg" vid. And then the curtain came up and I had to stop. ( Speaking of punks, yay for 21 Jump Street and its window into punk fashion. )
Watched "Whiskey Echo" yesterday and wow. Uh, depressing. And I was left wondering what would happen to everyone at the end. But CKR was very yay, although I hate when he has his hair that short. His arms and calves were nice and he was all hot and loose-limbed with a secret angsty past and mmm...
Ahem. Libby from "Jeremiah" was there too, which was cool. But I found her character somewhat unsympathetic. The most squeeable part was the cute cute friendship between the English surgeon and the Muslim doctor. "You amaze me too!" Cuteness!( I watched the first episode of Robin of Sherwood, and liked it just as much as I'd expected. )
I've recently finished watching "Young Americans," a WB teen show from 2000. It is utterly silly and contrived except for the last episode, which actually managed to surprise and amuse me (no small feat for a teen drama), and the gay subplot. Yes, folks, there is a GAY SUBPLOT. Which in and of itself is already yay, but it is actually a pretty *good* gay subplot. Of course, the show chickened out and made one of them a girl in disguise, but that didn't stop both of them from being hot and angsty and on her motorcycle and in the boys bathroom and having everyone gossip about their gay dorm room sex. And the femslash possibilities with the motorcycle-riding boy!girl, the girl mechanic, and the little rich girl are...::fans self:: Oh, and there is fake incest too, but somehow it manages to be boring. ::shrugs::( Can I just take this oppotunity to say how much I LOVE SMALLVILLE FICS WHERE CLARK IS THE FIRST LADY! )
Ahem. Yes me likee very muchly.
Okay, so I tried to like SGA. I really did. I watched the first three episodes, but ::whines:: no one is pretty or has any character depth or angst and I don't care about any of the characters so there! Maybe I'll watch a few more just to get to the "gay parts" everyone keeps talking about. But on the whole I am DUBIOUS.
That doesn't stop me from liking some of the fic though, since everyone from "Due South" seems to have emigrated over. Most of what I've read has been mildly boring. But people like Auburn (god her fic is *amazing*), shalott, and kaneko keep me peeking in once and awhile. I suspect, however, that this will be a fandom for me like "Smallvile," wherein I don't really care for the show, but can like the fic. But with Smallville there was at least a reliable supply of eye candy. SGA is just *boring* so far, visually and emotionally. The most engaging characters so far were the guest starring Jack and Daniel. I don't watch SG1, but I liked the movie, and I have affection for J and D from fandom. But blah. I am disturbed about what I hear about John and Aeryn coming to SG1. I'll probably like their characters (in fact, what I hear of Aeryn's thief girl character reminds me a lot of Dureena Nafeel from "Crusade") but I'm still bitter about SciFi promoting SG1 over Farcape, and it feels like they're defecting to the enemy's side.
I should probably watch the "Blakes 7" I downloaded a while ago, but I don't want to watch it out of order because it seems like a series with a continuing, complicated plot line. "Beauty and the Beast" is waiting for me too, and I really *should* watch that because I have the eps with the plot points I had questions about (Cathy's death, etc.). I need to WATCH some of the AWESOME ANIME I HAVE, JESUS! This should not be a chore, but so many series in progress already...
I should start my lesson plans and omiyage ick. I ordered a new printer because my scanner glass was cracked in transit, and now I need to order a new keyboard because this one has given up. ::sigh:: I am using an on-screen keyboard--so inconvenient!