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Last night was our Bones episode! And by ours I mean the one they were shooting while we were on set. The Angela/Cam/Zack scene in the autopsy room with the Igor line? We were totally standing in Angela's office while they were shooting that scene! And in the bone room, and up on the catwalk, and in the ookey room, and in Brennan's office. We were sort of sneaking around all over place in between takes and then freezing or ducking out of site whenever the camera started rolling. The camera I got to touch, by the way. Too cool.

And I was not entirely surprised to find that the scene fell just as flat in the context of the aired episode as it did when we heard it on set. But otherwise I enjoyed the episode. Oh, who am I kidding, I squeed like a dolphin through large chunks of it. I have more love for Hodgins every week.

Lost was also totally kick ass last night. It was the first time in a while that I've really liked Locke. Teaming him up with Sawyer made for some really great scenes.
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Here follows my recap of the Best Trip to L.A. Ever. Featuring famous knitting stores, cake, dead bodies, and Brian Baumgartner (times two!).

[livejournal.com profile] austin360 and I arrived at LAX Thursday afternoon, found [livejournal.com profile] mikijean and checked into our hotel. Then we spent a delightful evening with [livejournal.com profile] tlbelle, [livejournal.com profile] bgirlla, and [livejournal.com profile] ja_is_my_muse, full of catching up, knitting and dinner at Versailles (mmmmCubanfood).

Friday morning we all met up for a late breakfast/lunch at an adorable little place near Beverly Hills. While we were there, Rachel Nichols walked in and we spent a few minutes trying to remember what shows we'd all seen her on. Then, a few minutes later, Brian Baumgartner arrived and sat down at a table near us, which was a weird coincidence because we were going to be seeing him at the Paley Festival later that night. We also spotted Janine Turner walking by with bright red hair, so already we were off to a terrific start at celebrity bingo.

Yarn! )

After that we chilled and knit for a while until it was time to head out for dinner. We decided to eat at the Farmer's Market at The Grove, and on the way to meet up with the others we're pretty sure we walked by Ashlee Simpson and her new nose. And then when we did meet up with the others they said we'd just missed Eric Millegan, which was another totally weird coincidence because some of us were going to be seeing him again later on the Bones set that night. It's like fate! Also, I had some truly fantastic crepes for dinner. Seriously, I haven't had crepes this good since I was in Paris.

The Office! )

Bones! )

Other fun stuff )
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I'm siiiiiiiiick. *whine* Stupid summer colds. My sinuses feel like they're stuffed with cotton balls soaked in Tabasco sauce. And I owe [livejournal.com profile] mikijean an email and [livejournal.com profile] carmen_sandiego beta comments, but it's all going to have to wait until my head clears up and I can think straight again.

On the bright side, the Bones finale last night was Squeelicious! Angst, crying, hugging, protectiveness, jealousy, hurrah! Of all the finales I cared about, this one was probably the least disappointing. Okay, so I don't expect much from Bones, so it doesn't have far to go to meet my expectations. The Grey's Anatomy finale was kind of annoying, West Wing was predictably meh, and Veronica Mars had moments of brilliance tempered by some pretty disappointing problems. I don't even count Gilmore Girls in the list of shows I care about any more.

Last night I watched Lost for lack of anything better to do. It felt like I haven't missed anything in the weeks that have passed since I stopped watching--because almost NOTHING HAS HAPPENED to advance the plot in any way. This is why I stopped watching this show. Also the fact that it's essentially degenerated into a bunch of people yelling at each other on a beach and generally failing to interact or communicate in any meaningful or interesting ways. Mild spoilers for last night )
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Okay, I feel kinda dirty saying this, but I LOVED tonight's Bones. I know, I know, back when I saw the preview I was all, they're going to marginalize and misrepresent the heritage of that proud and devastated city for the sake of a lame-ass crime drama with semi-witty banter and I do not approve! But I take it back, now. Sorry, NOLA, but it was sooooo worth it.
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Ya'll I am so over Gilmore Girls. It's not even that Tuesday's ep was all that bad, I'm just so tired of it. It's not fun anymore and I don't even care what happens to the characters.

I did read this thing the other day implying that the reason they've kept Luke and Lorelai at arm's length this season is because Scott Patterson and Lauren Graham don't get along and have terrible physical chemistry. Is this true? I've never paid much attention to GG behind-the-scenes gossip, but I guess it wouldn't surprise me. I have noticed that Scott Patterson's seemed really stiff all season, and every time he has to interact with Lauren Graham it's like he thinks she's made of glass and if he gets too close or touches her she'll break or something. And I do think the flatness of the Luke/Lorelai dynamic has something to do with my growing lack of interest in the show, but I'd sort of assumed that was the fault of the uneven writing. Whatever. *shrug*

Still haven't watched House. I think I'll save it for the weekend or maybe a night when there's nothing on.

Bones was awful last night. I mean, there were some cute moments and all, but overall it was a really clumsy plot, awkwardly written. Eh, that's sort of the joy of it, I think, that some weeks it's awful and others it's surprisingly not awful. And even when it's awful, you've always got Boreanaz being hot and charming and entertaining so it's never a total loss. But next week's episode? Oy. I'm not sure I'm gonna be able to stand to watch them trivialize and stereotype post-Katrina New Orleans and voodoo traditions. If it's anything like the rap episode I may be physically ill.

And what the hell was up on Veronica Mars? Plan B )

In other news, I've been listening the heck out of Patty Griffin's Impossible Dream and I've decided it's the unofficial Firefly soundtrack. Almost every song on that album makes me think of one or more of the characters on that show. And yes, I'm still plugging away at my Firefly fic. Only one and a half acts to write and then I'll have a completed draft.
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More than once last week I started to write a journal update and every single time I got only a couple paragraphs in before I realized that it was so dull I was boring myself. So I decided to spare ya'll and just not post.

So, here's a catch-up summary of the Week in Television that is hopefully not (too) boring.

First, Bones... Two Bodies in the Lab )

Then, there was Veronica Mars. Versatile Toppings )

And then there was The Doctor. Doctor Who )

Um, West Wing? Two Weeks Out )

Grey's Anatomy, on the other hand, Superstition )

Whew. Okay, I think I'm caught up now.

In other news, we had a few people over for dinner last night and I made the Once Upon a Time in Mexico cochinita pibil and a pitcher of sangria. And then I made the mistake of having half a cup of coffee after dinner and ended up completely unable to sleep last night. Now I'm tired and the weather is rainy and gross today and I don't feel like doing anything. Bleh.
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Dang, I keep meaning to update, and I start composing entries in my head, and then when I actually have time to write them down I can't remember what I was going to say anymore.

Uh...

Hmmmm.

Well, I guess it's a given that the season finale of BSG blew my mind. It's amazing that I have cognitive function at all, the number of times that show's blown my mind. Lay Down Your Burdens )

Sunday's Grey's Anatomy was good. Band-Aid Covers the Bullet Hole )

As for West Wing... The Cold )

The really exciting news, however, is that there is a new Bones tonight AND a new Veronica Mars and THEY'RE NOT ON AT THE SAME TIME so I can actually TiVo both. Can I get a hallelujah, people? And as if that wasn't good enough, Adam Baldwin's guesting on Bones!
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So, on Tuesday's House, Adam Busch played a clinic patient. And in an episode in November, Tom Lenk played a clinic patient. All they need to do is get Danny Strong on to play a clinic patient and they'll have completed the Buffy Nerd Trio hat trick. Coincidence?

I loved last night's Bones. Like, way more than I know it deserved. The Man on the Fairway )
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So, um, Veronica Mars last night... wow. Spoilers for last night ahoy )

As for Lost... didn't watch it, didn't TiVo it, didn't tape it. That's the first time that's happened since the pilot aired. And I find I don't miss it at all.

Instead, I taped Bones during VM. Dude. The Mayor was on! Angel and the Mayor, together again, just like old times. *happy sigh* It was a pretty awesome episode, too. Not good (because when is Bones actually "good"?), but fun in all the right ways.

Oh, and there's some West Wing spoilers for the rest of the season here. For those of you who don't care enough to read the whole article, here are the highlights:

Read more... )
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Best. Bones. Evah! I may have cried once twice.

Please be kind, rewind )
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I just realized that it's been days since I've updated and I don't really know why. I guess because I haven't really had much to say. Not that that's ever stopped me before, but whatever.

So, what have I been up to the last week? I am perilously close to being done with my Christmas shopping. Go me! At least with the gifts, anyway. Christmas dinner is a whole other project yet to be started, but I refuse to think about it before next week. In between shopping trips I managed to get myself all caught up with Veronica Mars. I love that show like whoa. Like change my desktop wallpaper, LJ layout and mood theme love it. Only I'm too lazy to actually change any of that stuff, so I'm just fantasizing about it. And speaking of television, tonight is the highly anticipated Bones Christmas boxers episode! SQUEE!

Mr. Sus and I had hoped to take the munchkin to see Narnia on Sunday, but then she decided (for reasons that elude me) that she didn't want to see it after all. So now I have no idea when amongst all the holiday bustle we're going to be able to get ourselves to it sans child. Not to mention King Kong. So many movies, so few babysitters.

And then after Christmas [livejournal.com profile] austin360 and dutch are coming! Yay! So much better than presents. And then a few weeks after that I'm going to do Sundance with M and D! Double yay! I'm going to have to get my hands on a decent winter coat for that one. Hopefully I'll be able to find a bargain at an after Christmas sale.

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