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Wow, this place is full of cobwebs, pretty much like my brain.


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I'm watching TV. NCIS is on, and it's the episode where Tony gets obsessed over a reporter gone missing. That basic premise is really similar to an episode of Numb3rs where Colby, well, obsesses over a missing reporter. He keeps watching footages of her, thinks he knows her better than anyone else. Tony is doing the same thing. The NCIS episode bugs me as much as the Numb3rs episode did, and I can't really pinpoint what it is that bothers me so much -- I think it's the stalking. It creeps me out.

. . . Oh. That didn't end happily. Poor Tony.


Now Criminal Minds is up (that probably won't end happily either). And then there's the NCIS: LA season finale.

I think I'm watching too many police procedurals.


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I finally finished Iris Murdoch's The Sea, The Sea and I can't remember having so many unlikeable characters in one book -- I'm mildly amazed that I got to the end. Then I read Lev Grossman's The Magicians, which borders somewhere between interesting and slightly annoying and made me wonder whether the whole point was to rewrite and deconstruct Harry Potter. Also it had one of those endings that made me wonder whether it's just there to prove that hey, life sucks, that's just the way it is, or it's a set up for a sequel.

I've been reading more fic than anything else lately, though.

Date: 15 September 2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] regann
You know what gets me about those eps and all other in their ilk? No one ever knows that they're paying homage to Laura, which is one of my favorite films ever. And I'm always like, "Oh, look, they're doing an ep like Laura, only it won't be as awesome."

The best Laura homage ep (at least that I liked) was Silk Stalkings, but they took a completely different tack -- i.e., not the stalker angle, lol.

Date: 15 September 2010 04:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] regann
"Ah. I didn't know that either."

I meant the show doesn't do a good enough job of making that clear to the viewers and they don't realize that it's supposed to be a homage because of that.

"Tony hears someone enter and calls out the missing girl's name, only to discover it's his partner at the door. His partner says something like "at least you didn't call me Laura," and I just chalked that down to a reference to a movie I didn't know."

That's pretty funny. I haven't actually seen this ep of NCIS, but I know that Tony is the movie buff on the show. He should be proud of his partner (McGee? Ziva?) who made the reference.

Laura is a pretty awesome movie and the behavior looks much less stalker-y in the context of a 1930s film noir than it is in more modern adaptations. (Although 'modern' is even debatable, since The Hardy Boys TV show did a homage ep in the 1970s! And, yes, it was sorta creepy, ahaha.)
Edited Date: 15 September 2010 04:07 pm (UTC)

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