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Eternal Law 1.06... 
11th-Feb-2012 10:44 am
Eternal Law (Richard leans to the evil s
Before I begin this liveblog I just want to say that this show, this show has been a constant source of joy for me, and even if we don't get a second series (which --- I can't see happening given the viewing figures, so many people really did not Get this show, and weren't bothered to make an effort to attempt to --- we're in a TV climate where if you're not a hit at the pilot stage, you're not a hit) I think I'll always count this among one of my favourites. None of my enthusiasm has been faked.

Yes, there were things that didn't always entirely work. There was an awful lot of phlebotinum, hand-waving, and general 'this is fluff, it doesn't need to make sense', but the thing is, it often didn't need to make sense, at least not on a rational level, only on an emotional. And, for me, it almost always did do that second thing, so it was constantly aces. (Plus, I gained a hell of a lot of enjoyment from mocking the hand-waving.) The predictable things in the show were delightfully comforting, the surprising delightfully illuminating, and it was clever in lots of great little ways that made me happy.

So. I may have been one of, maybe, twenty people who actually Got this show, but I am so, so glad I did. I am heartened that it was made. Pleased that I could have this precious little flawed jewel that brought me back to days of riotous flailing, capslock and edge-of-my-seat anticipation.


Even just from the first beat we get some amazing score-work going on. Ominous!

COLIN RAIMES. ACK. ACK. ACK. (I love Sam Hazeldine. He's excellent.)

Matthew episode. So they each did 3 episodes. This makes my eyes go heart-shaped (I also think it really helped the show feel cohesive. These two actually talk to one another and understand one another's narrative kinks... I seem to find it's when they bring in other writers that you get some really jarring things going on in their series. Ashes to Ashes had way too many writers working on it at first. Though the worst was an Ash ep, so this may be null and void.)

Zak, you don't have to work out, sweetie, you're perfect as you are.

God, you guys, this music is cracking my shit up. How could ANYONE have taken this show so seriously that they didn't get that it was 3 parts comedy?

Tom is too pretty to function.

"Au contraire my little castrato..." :D :D :D :D :D :D

I like that Zak asks him to swear on something he believes in. Tom is all belligerant, but Zak knows you don't have to believe in God to have your own kind of faith.

"Sounds very wuthering." :D

I really do like Parker. I hope Matt doesn't do the hack thing of turning him into a villain.

"In your face? That's not even a proper sentence." :D ♥

Zak's smile is so cute and Hannah is temporarily dumbstruck by it. ♥

"You think it's naive to believe in a person? I think it's essential."

PAST-LIFE-ZAK REALLY DID A NUMBER ON HANNAH.

And the strange gargoyle grin comes out. Sam West's face!

OMG. DIRECT TO CAMERA RICHARD IS AMAZE.

"You are strange, aren't you? But not a stranger."

YOU GUYS, TOM IS CONVERSING WITH A CAT. IT'S NOT A PIGEON, BUT HE IS CONVERSING WITH A CAT.

"I'm not an idiot, Richard. I never was." = Good, because it's true.

I love how Richard pretends to be all reasonable around Tom. He uses logic and faux-compassion. He's ultimately very Zak-like. He knows his target well.

Billy sounds like he was so wonderful.

I really am worried about Carl.

You know, Tom's really interesting, because I thought he was worried about humankind, but actually he asks Zak if he and Zak are doomed to suffer because of their failure. He really is a child in so many ways; a clever one, but someone for whom true empathy is yet to be learned.

"I wouldn't mess with him, he's wearing egyptian cotton." :D

That was supposed to be Zak's hug.

OMG, YOU GUYS. RICHARD.

HIS WINGS REALLY ARE JET BLACK. THIS FUCKING SHOW, HAAAAAAAH!

Okay. So. This shot is amazing.

OMG THIS SCENE.

THE FUCK, GUYS. THE FUCK? POSSIBLY THE GAYEST SCENE IN THE HISTORY OF EVER? THIS IS AMAZING AND I AM AMAZED. YOU CANNOT TELL ME THERE WASN'T A TAKE WHEN THEY DIDN'T CLOSE THAT INCH-GAP? HOLY FUCKING HELL.

Oh, my heart.

This speech is so great. Cheese and biscuits. WHY YES, THEY ARE WORTH THE ANGST YOU GO THROUGH, ZAK. I am currently on a diet and therefore have seriously cut down on my cheese and biscuits. I miss them like Richard misses Zak and vice versa.

Seriously, Richard is amazing. I am laughing so hard right now.

"Mrs Sheringham, do we have proper butter? As opposed to this I'm-nearly-convinced-it's-like-butter?" :D

Sam West's cry-voice remains fucking amazing.

Tom and Zak may not have shared the gayest scene in the history of ever, but they're still adorable.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

MULTI-SHIPPING YAY. THE TEASING, THE HAPPINESS, THE HUG. "It's alright, Della, we're working." I AM JUST... SDKLHDKAH;KH;AHFAFHLKAH!!!!!

Matthew fucking Graham, I want ten thousand of your big fat babies. It's been something like six years since I've proclaimed that, but, damn, it still holds true.

And now we get Zak/Mrs Sheringham/Tom :D So sweet.

That little smear of flour on Tom's face looks so lickable.

THIS WHOLE SCENE IS LIKE *FLAIL FLAIL FLAIL*, BUT TO CAP IT OFF WITH "IN YOUR FACE, BITCH"? ? ? (\o/)

My heart. My heart.

"I may possess a modicum of chuffedness." There have been so many good lines in this episode.

OMG THIS ENDING IS BRILLIANT. GREAT, GREAT, GREAT. BEST POSSIBLE ENDING TO THIS SERIES EVER!

MY JOY CANNOT BE TEXTUALLY RENDERED.


This entry was posted on both LJ and DW. This post has comment count unavailable DW comments, \o/
Comments 
11th-Feb-2012 12:32 am (UTC)
YES. YEESSSSSS! GAYEST SCENE IN THE HISTORY OF EVER. And as I watched it, even as I flailed, I was thinking, 'Looooool, Loz is also going to flail over this'. :D :D :D

There'd better be a S2. I need me some more Zak/Richard in my life. And as I said in my own, single, blogged thought on this ep - that wasn't even subtext, man. It was right there for the world to see. *happy death*

That being said, I concur that it was the best ending the show/series could have had! Because a) hurrah! b) oh noes, doooooom, and c) unnnf, that kiss was hot, you.

...I seem to be all about elongating the words tonight. I'ma stop now. But I'll have you know that I was about to go to bed, then I saw that you had the ep and have stayed up since, refreshing constantly to see if you'd posted on it. \0/! GAYEST SCENE IN THE HISTORY OF EVER. \o/!
11th-Feb-2012 12:33 am (UTC)
ALSO! Colin Raimes - THANK YOU. I couldn't place where I'd seen his face before.

And now I am very curious as to which AtA ep you thought was the worst? For me, 1x01, but I know others disagree.
11th-Feb-2012 12:40 am (UTC)
For me, 1.02. I hated it so much I felt physically sick.

1.01 was a Matt ep! And I forgave it its flaws because it was the first ep. But the second? EGADS.

Edited at 2012-02-11 12:40 am (UTC)
11th-Feb-2012 01:09 am (UTC)
Hahaha, 1x02. Danny Moore, and an exploding dog. I laugh through most of it, and...facepalm a lot at what they made Alex do. Though I facepalmed more at her actually shagging the Thatcherite Wanker in 1x03 because wow, MASH, way to piss fans off. I know of at least two people who stopped watching after that one.

ANYWAY. I still hold a lot of love for Ashes overall, so no harm done as far as I'm concerned.
11th-Feb-2012 12:39 am (UTC)
Yesyesyesyesyes. I mean. It's not even my ship. ALTHOUGH I AM STARTING TO BE EPICALLY CONVINCED, AND BY THE WAY, DID YOU SEE taurenova'S LATEST FIC: Where Holy Brightness Breaks in Flame? But it was so amazing. Properly, properly you-almost-never-get-that-on-TV amazing.

The Zak/Hannah kiss was HOT LIKE BURNING.

I want S2 so much. I need more everyone *cough* Zak/Tom *cough*. Mrs S! Hannah!

ALL THE LOVE. ALL OF IT.
11th-Feb-2012 01:04 am (UTC)
Fic. FIIICC. I just went and read it, and unf unf unf, it was fabulous. Thanks for the heads up!

I think Zak and Hannah are probably still snogging, because wow, they got into that and it was...Lord. Just...yeah.

I am hooooping for a S2. Hoping that ITV execs will see the potential in the show, and the great way they finished S1. There's so many things that can be done, now! I'm just going to keep my fingers crossed.
11th-Feb-2012 02:52 am (UTC)
YOU. WITH THE RECCING. *blush*
11th-Feb-2012 01:14 am (UTC)
Due to family obligations, I won't be able to watch it until later tonight aaargh, so I'm averting my eyes from most of the above, but THE SQUEE IN THE COMMENTS SECTION ALONE IS EXCITING ME SO MUCH OMFG I CANNOT WAIT

*jiggles with excitement*

*wishes could put family in suspended animation until has viewed ep*

*wonders when started talking like Bridget Jones*
11th-Feb-2012 09:12 am (UTC)
OK. I watched it. Was in tears. Am in awe.

If this isn't renewed I shall be enormously cross. (Cross. *snerk*)

I don't think I'm going to be able to be coherent, but OMFG ZAK. And RICHARD. And MRS S. How is it possible that all three of them were ripping my heart apart? Especially Richard, for fuck's sake? I'm used to Zak's face doing that painful little crumple-with-half-smile, but Richard. What a revelation, with his weird longings and that strange, crookedhearted honesty of his. (And... he communes with CATS.)

The only problem with that ep, aside from its being the last in the series, is that it TOTALLY jossed the Mrs Sheringham fic I'd started working on. *sadface* But it was worth it. *cheers up*
11th-Feb-2012 09:16 am (UTC)
THAT SCENE, LOZ. THAT SCEEEEENE.

I squeaked. Several times. I cannot believe what happened before our eyes.

Also? If this is what they were building up to with all Sam and Gene's fights, then, yes.
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