In case you’re wondering whether you should watch Shipping Wars, this is an image from it. So that should make up your mind for you.
Signs that the internet has ruined my brain: I read the title of the show Shipping Wars and immediately thought it was about heated debates about how one fictional couple that will never get together is better than another fictional couple that will never get together.
Instead it seems to be about badass dudes with kittens which is even better.
I’ve been a fan of Steven Moffat’s work since Coupling and became an even bigger fan when he took over Dr. Who. He’s also one of the reasons I actually became excited about a mo-capped cgi-film (i.e. Tintin; the other main reason for my excitement being another Steven with the surname Spielberg).
So when I heard about his new show Sherlock, my interest was piqued. Started the first episode and I got about a sixth of the way into it before I was hooked for good. Basically as soon as I saw Sherlock snark his way through his first meeting with Watson, I knew I wanted more.
Watson is played by Martin Freeman aka the guy that’s playing the hobbit in The Hobbit and has also played Arthur Dent (gosh, that’s a lot of classic literary characters for one guy) the lead in the UK Office, and (for your random role) the homely porn actor in Love Actually. Here he once again proves to be brilliant at playing an ordinary man trying to make sense of an extraordinary world. Sherlock is played by Benedict Cumberbatch, who I didn’t really know anything about other than the fact that he’s got, quite possibly, the most British name I’ve ever heard. But after seeing him in action, I’m a believer (I also get why the ladies on Tumblr go crazy over him). His dickish, socially incompetent Sherlock almost reminds me of what might happen if Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory decided to solve crimes. Their dynamic is really what keeps me coming back.
I’m not generally one for crime shows or mysteries, and I’ve only read one Sherlock Holmes story, but I’m a huge fan of this. Definitely worth checking out.
Facts and Chicks. Automatically way more awesome than that did-u-kno BS, because hot chicks.
The worst part is that, before this incident, it was Conan’s favorite Chinese late-night comedy show.
The title is a bit misleading because this is really more about Conan diffusing any misconception that he might have any bad blood with the Chinese show and actually treating it in a really classy way. This is why the man is my hero.
(Source: College Humor)
Dear Jenna-Louise Coleman, if you could appear only in soft focus beauty shots and GIFs from here on out, it would really save Tumblr a lot of time. Thanks!
Reblogging for that awesome commentary. Lord, when the Ponds leave it’s going to feel like I’ve been crushed and chomped by Truckasaurus.
An old article but a friend just reminded me of its existence. Definitely worth a read if you have even a passing interest (good or bad) in either show.
I guess we were at peak bad-television saturation.
Hooray! There is a just and loving tv god.
Wait, Glee is new tonight and just got renewed for another season? Fuuuuuuu—