Listen to me. I work terrible hours. Often have to leave things early, I arrive to things late. I get phonecalls in the middle of the night and all day long. Never been shot but I have been stabbed. And I’m a homicide detective. Not a policeman. Or a policewoman.
“I did warn you not to trust me.”
Game of Thrones 1.07, You Win or You Die
There was some discussion last week about the intentional parallel between the two Olivias and how differently they behaved while facing the same predicament. While both were locked up in that cell Olivia was on the defensive, retreating to her childhood pose while Altlivia leans forward, as if challenging her captors. Now the difference in body language could be attributed to the fact that Olivia’s circumstances were far worse. She was not only trapped behind enemy lines, she was caught by her enemies in another universe! Meanwhile Altlivia acted against orders and was captured by her superiors, people she once trusted, people she knows. Having developed conflicting ideologies with Walternate it’s no wonder she challenges him even from her prison cell. But I think it’s worth noting that when Altlivia was in Olivia’s same exact position (captured on Our Side) her body language did not change one bit! She still leans forward all ‘COME AT ME BRO’! So look at this beautiful continuity, look at this deliberate acting choice. Because it didn’t really have to be like this at all (surely she could have sat any other way) BUT IT WAS! And this is reason #2038538429834.7 why Fringe is capslock amazing. It’s the little things.
My favourite moments of Fringe Season 3: Olivia - The escape
One of the best scenes of the series by far and it’s not even in the book. Obviously it should have been, because it was pretty damn effective. I especially loved the questions it raised about Cersei, and if this was her being genuine or an attempt to manipulate Catelyn. I like to think it started one way, and eventually became something else…
And this is why I adore adaptations. You can add upon the material, shape it, make it your own. I can’t believe this scene wasn’t in the book! I was blown away by it. When Cersei walked into that room you can be sure she wasn’t planning on what came after. As she started recounting the story, we literally saw control slip from her grasp, it was amazing. This scene was brilliantly written and acted and I’m thankful that the writers are fleshing Cersei out because it’s way too easy to paint her as just evil. Flawed humans are much more interesting. ;)
let’s go when no one can see us
and find the difference between us
TOP 05 || “I don’t care, I love her!” ||
Alt!Liv moments ( no particular order )
This is one of my favorite Altlivia moments! Because it’s such a TRUE MOMENT. I’d totally do this too, who wouldn’t?! (She probably ate a bunch of guacamole earlier in the day. Maybe threw an avocado in her bag to bring home. And a pen!)
- Raising Hope cast’s hilarious, NSFW plea for a Golden Globe [video]
Fringe Season 2 DVD Extras
One of my favorite bits about the first four episodes of Season 2 (which the writers brilliantly referred to as the “gun arc” in the S2 DVD featurette “Beyond the Pattern: The Mythology of Fringe”), besides the obvious awesomeness that is OLIVIA DUNHAM WITH A CANE, is the uh…how should I put it…wonderful facial wound continuity? I love how naturally the scratches on her face seemed to heal. Particularly the one on her eyebrow, that there would be this tiny trace of it still by episode four. I almost wish they left it as a scar.
It could be that I have watched the “gun arc” way too much! But it’s the fact that such care goes into the little things (like Olivia casually rubbing her busted shoulder in 2x01, before we see the damage, before its revealed that it keeps her up at night! my precious!) it impresses the hell out of me!
BEST OF 2010 : tv show ▲ Raising Hope.
EVERYONE SHOULD WATCH THIS SHOW! IT’S HILAR, HAS THE EVER AMAZING MARTHA PLIMPTON AND THE MOST ADORBZ BABY TO EVER EXIST! QUA-LI-TAY!
Raising Hope; 1x11, Toy Story