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24 May 2016 @ 04:24 pm
Binge Watching: The Night Manager  
I must be one of the few people who started the show because of Hugh Laurie!
I obsessed over this guy for years, and House is the show that started everything for me. Before that I was just watching TV without paying too much attention... Never went on the internet looking for things like spoilers, music videos, fan fictions... Never knew what a fandom was and - damn it - I wasn't even able to read or understand english that well. So it was Hugh Laurie who gently pulled me into this world and I owe him a lot somehow.

The night manager is SO.GOOD and you don;t need me to tell you what it is about because you just need to watch it!

It's interesting how a lot of Movie Actors are moving into the Television kingdom... It kind of shoked me when I saw Bradley Cooper in Limitless and now Ewan McGregor is going to be on the 3rd season of Fargo? 0____0 I can deal with seeing faces as pretty as Ewan once a year on a big screen, but weekly? I don't know how I'll be able to survive xD


It always makes me laugh whan I watch a show with brits and I always spot the same people... Seems like they have like 12 actors in the UK xD And theyre all so bloody good! A part from Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston, there's Tom Hollander that for me is always going to be Mr Collins xD, Olivia Colman from Broarchurch, Tobias Menzies from Outlander (poor guy... it must sucks to be him because I think now he's stuck with the evil guy/creep role... I would never be able to see him as an hero in any show) and Jonathan Aris from sherlock... Plus David Harewood from Supergirl! Maybe one day I'll have David Tennant and Hugh in the same show... A girl could wish, right?

Talking about David Harewood I saw an interview with him where he said Hugh stayed in character pretty much the whole time, and it doesn't surprise me since I remember Stephen Fry, once, saying that when they were having dinner in the US, and he was filming House, he kept speaking with an American accent. It must have been extremely creepy to stay in that character though. I'm so proud of him (and I know it's weitd) but he's such an insecure person and I know he works so hard and I'm happy when he gets a role that allowes him to show the worls how good he is!

So go watch the Night Manager and not just for Tom Hiddleston (who's marvellous anyway) but do it for Hugh too!
 
 
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endeniendeni on May 24th, 2016 08:33 pm (UTC)
OMG, Ewan McGregor on Fargo?!? <3<3<3

/Tobias Menzies from Outlander (poor guy... he must sucks to be him because I think now he's stuck with the evil guy/creep role... I would never be able to see him as an hero in any show) / - LOL, Brutus, Edmure Tully... The poor guy has definitely been typecasted...

And, yep, this show is a delight, so glossy-looking and so many pretty, talented people to ogle! It's even an improvement on the original novel, where Olivia Colman's character is apparently a man. Can you imagine the utter dullness? :D

Edited at 2016-05-24 08:34 pm (UTC)
Ery-chan: David Tennant (Photoshoot)erychan86 on May 25th, 2016 12:25 am (UTC)
The poor guy has definitely been typecasted...
I remember when Billie Piper said in an interview that after her role in Secret Diary of a Call Girl her neighbours were looking at her in a weird way like she was the character she was playing... I can only imagine how much it sucks to be Tobias... I don't know if you watch Outlander but I'm telling you his character is terrible. You know how sometimes we kind of like the bad guy (mostly because of the person who play it like I love Loki from Thor and I love Kilgrave from Jessica Jones) but this guy is unlikable!

Olivia Colman's character is apparently a man. Can you imagine the utter dullness?
A man? I can't imagine the show with a man in that role... A woman makes so much more sense and gives so much more to the show! So basically in the book the only woman is Jen? Woah! Olivia is just amazing in her role. I loved her in Broadchurch and she did an amazing job on the night manager!!! :D

endeniendeni on May 25th, 2016 08:03 am (UTC)
Yes, it seems like le Carré himself admitted Olivia's character is a great improvement on the narrative. <3

And, yes, I loved her in Broadchurch too, she's very talented.

Also, I watched Outlander too so I know what you mean about Tobias LOL
Or, to be precise, I watched the first season because OMG, the scenery, the costumes, timetravel and the female POV had me so excited! Except then came that scene with the beating and I was like: nope, not even timetravel (for which I'm an absolute sucker, it's like my number 1 narrative kink) is worth watching this. I mean, I kept watching on for some sort of inertia up until the first couple of episodes of the second season but now I can say I definitely stopped. Just, gah, I thought it was a feminist show. I still kind of want to bash Jamie's teeth with a shovel or something. Like, if anyone had done to me what Jaime had done to Claire you bet he could have forgotten me touching him voluntarily ever again. I just can't get behind what the hell is going on inside Claire's head and it's so frustrating...)

Edited at 2016-05-25 08:06 am (UTC)
Ery-chanerychan86 on May 25th, 2016 03:15 pm (UTC)
Also, I watched Outlander too so I know what you mean about Tobias LOL
The last two episodes of the first season of Outlander were extremely hard to watch. I read the book (just the first one) and I don't think I can find a word to describe my feelings toward certain scenes.

When you talk about the beating you're talking about Jamie "punishing" Claire? That was hard to watch/read too (and I felt rage reading it... hoping not to see that scene on the show) but I kept repeating myself it's the way it was in the past for husbands and wives... and just thinking about it makes me so sad because of all that we - as women - had to go through (and still have to on daily basis) for NO REASON WHATSOEVER... Damn it, it just rub me in the wrong way...

But going back to Tobias (otherwise I'll start my crazy rant and I won't be able to stop it) his character did something even worse on the last episode and I don't know why I'm watching anymore... The first couple of episode of season 2 were kind of light but now it's back to dark and that's just so gratuitous... I don't know what's going on on the writer's head... So twisted!!!
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endeniendeni on May 27th, 2016 12:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, and talking about the show, have you seen these fantastic posters? *_*
Ery-chanerychan86 on May 27th, 2016 12:27 pm (UTC)
WOW they're gorgeous... I only saw the 4th one as the new cover of the book... I was at the library yesterday and I saw it! :D

I don;t actually like when they put the movie.tv show cover on books but that looks actually great!

Man, the first 2 are AWESOME!

Talking about this kind of book... You know Hugh Laurie wrote a book and it'a actually VERY VERY Good? IT's called "The Gun Seller" and I really enjoyed it! I read it years ago and I still remember that I was very impressed by the way it was written! Very smart!
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Nadine: [celebs] Ewan McGregordine7184 on May 25th, 2016 06:21 am (UTC)
Ewan McGregor is going to be on the 3rd season of Fargo
I know!!!! And I don't even watch the Show... what do I do??? HELP!!!!
Ugh, that man is beautiful! -.-
Ery-chan: David Tennant (Photoshoot)erychan86 on May 25th, 2016 06:33 am (UTC)
Don't worry... A friend of mine watches the show and it's like Anerican Horror Story: stand alone seasons, so we don't have to watch the other series. Apparently the second season is set decades before season 1... So we can just jump into season 3

I don't have any idea what Fargo is about but for Ewan I'll watch it... I mean WEEKLY EWAN... OMG! That's a lot of Ewan!
Nadine: [celebs] JJ Abrams *approves*dine7184 on May 25th, 2016 07:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's good to hear. :D

Don't know what it's about, either, but yes, you're absolutely right.^^
Ery-chan: David Tennant (Photoshoot)erychan86 on May 26th, 2016 09:35 pm (UTC)
I started to watch The first season yesterday because there's Martin Freeman... I'll let you know if it's worth it :)

So far looks like it is good, it's a true story and it's about a series of murder in an American small town... But not the classic dark stuff where the dialogue are heavy and fake... It could be a good show...
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rhoda_rants: lokirhoda_rants on May 25th, 2016 02:25 pm (UTC)
Man, I need to get caught up on so many shows. This one's definitely on my list though, as I'm a shameless Loki fangirl.
Ery-chanerychan86 on May 25th, 2016 03:04 pm (UTC)
I <3 Loki too... It's the puppy eyes... I'm a sucker for puppy eyes! (and Sass) he's the Prince of Sassgard after all xD



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rhoda_rants: lokirhoda_rants on May 26th, 2016 01:19 am (UTC)
LOL - Prince of Sassgard! Love it. I haven't heard that one before.
Eleonoraeleblack on May 29th, 2016 01:36 pm (UTC)
Anch'io ho cominciato a vederlo principalmente per Hugh (ok, un pochino anche per Tom xD) e sono rimasta scioccata di quanto invece sia stata bella complessivamente come serie!
Il pilot non mi aveva colpito - e tuttora sono convinta che non renda del tutto giustizia allo show - ma per fortuna ho continuato a guardare... è stata fin troppo sottovalutata come serie, secondo me, è passata abbastanza inosservata e invece meriterebbe un sacco di attenzione.
Angela mi è piaciuta così tanto che ne approfitterò per recuperare Broadchurch, una delle mie più grandi lacune :)
Ery-chan: David Tennant (Photoshoot)erychan86 on May 29th, 2016 01:42 pm (UTC)
Si il pilot in effetti era un po' debole rispetto al resto della serie ma dal secondo episodio ha preso il volo!

Hugh è stato fenomenale come al solito, ma tutto il cast in generale ha fatto un ottimo lavoro... non sapevo fosse passata inosservata... Pensavo di essere io quella che non aveva fatto molta attenzione, ma se ci penso non ho visto molta pubblicità...

Si sì guarda Broadchurch il cast è so awesoemeeeee!!!