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Didn't I just do this a month ago?

Teh Sick, that is. Day 4 of hacking up lungs. Fever's down to 99.5 today.

And I'm such a hypocrite. I'm always railing about how shortsighted Corporate America is in tacitly (or not-so-tacitly) demanding that we go to work sick, so we take longer to get better and make other people sick, etc. But I take it as a matter of course that The Show Must Go On, i.e. we had to shoot Radu as scheduled or it would be nigh-impossible to have everyone block out the days again, get the locations, etc. Everything went smoothly, and I'm sure it'll look fine (though Mona is going to have a... quirky vocal quality that I hope like HELL will never be reproduced in another character of mine, because, ow), and it was even fun. But not nearly as much as it would have been if I hadn't, y'know, felt like death. And I hate that I couldn't give it my best work. Blergh.

Ah, well. Sick happens, people act through it, life goes on.

When not on set (or, today, at Office of Doom) or sleeping (10-11 hours a night does wonders for keeping one functional), I've been Lump Girl on the couch, catching up on various TV. As I said over on my actor-blog, The Audition, the documentary about the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council finals, was well worth two hours of your life. It's out on DVD, though apparently not listed on Netflix. Also loved A Dog's Breakfast, David Hewlett's black comedy (think update of an Arsenic and Old Lace sort of farce) that he basically got a bunch of friends together to make on hiatus from SGA.

And finally started in on Being Human, which, yay! (Y'know, now that season 2 has already started.) Loving this show a LOT. Alas, the good side of being sick is that I catch up on TV. The bad side is that I'm too blergh to post lots of thinky-thoughts about it. I do, however, have to get one thing out of my system, as my lack of voice prevented me from yelling it aloud at the screen:

Criminy, Mitchell, did you hit that car head-first??? You did not seriously just TURN A CHILD ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR TINY UNDEAD MIND??!!??

*deep breath* There. Much better. I shall now go back to watching Grainne and Diarmuid be tragically idiotic, for which one can almost not help forgiving them when they are Jean Butler and Colin Dunne and Solàs is driving the train.

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irish_horse
Jan. 27th, 2010 11:21 pm (UTC)
Ah, tragic idiocy. It is the guiding force in many plots. ;)

I hope you start feeling better soon.
wiliqueen
Jan. 28th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
Where would storytellers be without it?
quasievil_bunny
Jan. 28th, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
Ooooh...hope you feel better fast!
wiliqueen
Jan. 28th, 2010 02:28 am (UTC)
Me too, thanks!
studiesinlight
Jan. 28th, 2010 01:30 am (UTC)
That episode? Is the only one I could not bear to rewatch. I rewatched that series before loaning my copies away, the first new series in years and years for which I've deliberately done reruns.
wiliqueen
Jan. 28th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC)
It's a brilliant ep, but can see why you couldn't. It's so hard on all three of them, though only for Mitchell is it rock bottom. And after so much brightness early on.

I rewatched the most heartbreaking of it because brainiacfive went upstairs about halfway through and came back down just as the credits rolled. I said "So much just happened, I can't even. You cannot pick up with the next one."

On an objective level, Toby Whithouse has my utter admiration for making it work. In less careful hands, it would have been out of character and slapped on for shock value. But it was structured and balanced perfectly for that critical moment of grief trumping judgment. It tracked right back through the earliest attempts to fix, or at least ameliorate, the Lauren mess.

It was enough for me to believe that Mitchell would ignore the basic common sense of child+vampire=NEVER ENDS WELL. And then it's left open-ended. ~meep~
studiesinlight
Jan. 28th, 2010 04:00 pm (UTC)
>"And then it's left open-ended. ~meep~"

And? They do continuity on this show!

I wonder when we'll be able to see the second season... if BBCA hadn't already aired the first season, I'd hope a US network might snag it after there were two seasons to air...
wiliqueen
Jan. 28th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
And? They do continuity on this show!

This. Hopefully the kid playing Bernie hasn't grown too much in the interim, because I can't imagine we've seen the last of him.

I think the Lauren arc was probably the most interesting single thread. I caught myself mentally making a vid for it to "Opheliac," which is unfortunately much too long for a reasonable vid, and not structured for easy cutting.

They're on episode 3 now; we're going to wait for the full six before looking to get hold of it.

I think once there are the twelve eps, it's not too unreasonable to hope SyFy will run it; I'm not sure who else would. Of course, I'm a little afraid of what butchering it will undergo as collateral damage when they edit for language and nudity. I think maybe we're better off hoping for a Region 1 DVD release.

Edit: Hmmm. Apparently the three leads were at SDCC last summer. That bodes well for the US market at least being investigated. And if they flew over their actors, hopefully it means they want to sell the real one here, and not an American remake.

Edited at 2010-01-29 06:16 pm (UTC)
kevenn
Jan. 28th, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)
Oh man, Val! I hope you feel better really soon!
allmightybecca
Jan. 30th, 2010 12:02 am (UTC)
Thanks for the info on The Audition! It is replaying here on Sunday and I am definitely going to try to watch it. Recently I've gone to a couple of the Live in HD Metropolitan Opera performances at a movie theater nearby. I've been really enjoying, not only the show itself, but the interviews and behind the scenes stuff they show along with the featured performance.

I hope you get better soon!
wiliqueen
Jan. 30th, 2010 12:50 am (UTC)
I keep meaning to go to some of those, but never quite manage it. I'm glad they're doing well, so they'll still be there when I get around to it!
sabaceanbabe
Jan. 30th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
Criminy, Mitchell, did you hit that car head-first??? You did not seriously just TURN A CHILD ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR TINY UNDEAD MIND??!!??

YES! YESYESYESYESYESYESYES!!!!!! I was shocked when they went there, especially after all the angst over... crap, I can't remember her name, but the other girl that worked at the hospital that had a crush on Mitchell and then Lauren attacked her hoping to force Mitchell to turn her. GAH!
wiliqueen
Jan. 30th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
Becca. And it was a shock, but yet it tracked. He was in a very vulnerable place in each case, but in different ways. So Becca's death sealed his determination to turn his back on the vampires, but Bernie's -- piled on top of the disillusionment of the neighborhood's behavior -- pushed him to give up on humanity.
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