++ Over the last couple of years I've become a fan of Richard Armitage, all thanks to his amazing performance in The Hobbit films, and I've been following his career ever since. Right now he's playing John Proctor in The Crucible play at The Old Vic in London, which the performance has been getting positive rave reviews (it's been receiving five star reviews, which is apparently huge). I'm incredibly jealous of those who get to experience the play, which I hear is quite intense, not to mention being able to meet Richard afterwards. Judging from the fan encounters, it's unsurprising how utterly sweet, humble and gentlemenly he is with every single person he meets. It just adds to the attractiveness of him for me, tbh. Basically, with all he's accomplished so far in his career, with returning to the stage on top of everything else (this year alone, three upcoming films and an audiobook), he's really come into his element and I'm very proud of him. (◡‿◡✿)
++ With all the news about the new Sailor Moon, it makes me think about how while I never got into the anime or manga, I did get addicted to the live-action Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon and thus I'm reminiscing my introduction to it (and how I had to obtain fanmade burned DVDs via eBay because I wanted to watch the rest of the series), and how it was my window the Asian dramas in general. Ah, bless. ♥
++ Let's talk about new shows! Finding Carter is a new show on MTV, which is essentially a television series version of The Face On The Milk Carton. Like, the same plot and the same issues, possibly with more teen drama to keep the MTV audience "tuned in." I'm not sure how it'll hold up, but if it works out it could be rather good. Then there's Jane the Virgin which I've been seeing the trailers everywhere for, and unless it's entirely misleading into what the show is primarily about, I predict it will probably be canceled after its first season. Like, the entire premise sounds ridiculously fucked up and offensive, and borderline into some terrifying pro-life propaganda territory. Like, I don't understand how anyone thought this was a good idea to make?
And finally, I watched the pilot for Girl Meets World, and while it had its cute moments I was underwhelmed by it. I know that I'm not the target audience, that it's not for my generation who grew up with Boy Meets World, but I honestly don't think this is for "today's" generation either. It seems more for the Disney Channel Corp. generation, as it has that same formula all Disney Channel shows have these days, and that disappointed me the most. This is only the pilot though, and I hear that it gets a little better some episodes in, so I'm crossing my fingers.