Fictional Entanglement

I’m sure some college students everywhere have written papers on the dynamic of a love triangle in literature and pop culture.  I haven’t really thought about it all that much until recently. Two girls fighting over one guy, it’s always some trashy cat fight.  But when two boys fight over one girl, it’s romantic. Interesting, right? Well, obviously the whole Twilight thing with vampire Edward and werewolf Jacob fighting over Bella. Girls and their mothers swoon.  (As you know I’m Team Jacob for a few reasons and more reasons). But a wealth of triangles in the show I’ve watched recently...
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Separated At Birth: TV Edition

Anna of V (Morena Baccarin) : Dr. Sheldon Cooper of Big Bang Theory (Jim Parsons). Seriously. Watch V and see if at a certain angle and a certain expression of Anna doesn’t remind you of Sheldon! Timothy Olyphant (Justified) : Michael Weatherly (NCIS) : Chris Pine (Star Trek…okay not TV, but movie based on TV show). They could play brothers. Hot, HOT band of brothers with awesome hair....
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In Your Face, Jimmy

After the Golden Globes, I was really, REALLY afraid Avatar was going to take the Oscars.  Yes, I like the movie. It was an incredible escape, an experience you wish every movie could provide. But the Globes gave Avatar Best Picture?  What were they smoking?  I mean, it’s a fantastic technological leap forward in movie re-making for Pocahontas/Fern Gully/Dances with Wolves.  That doesn’t deserve Best Picture.  That kind of voting usually we leave for the Academy of the Easily Persuaded. Well, this time, the Academy is also easily persuaded but not by the biggest movie of the year but by...
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That was so 2009

2009 in pictures * 2009 Awards Drinking Buddy of the Year: Brandon, actually. Surprise!  The mister doesn’t usually party down, but he has taken up a beer here and there this past year, a stressful one for his work.  So we had gone out for a beer together more than the year before.  Cheers to you, honey bunny! Bar of the Year: Hennessey’s Tavern and Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach. These two places never fail to deliver cold pints and some great eats.  They’re our go-to places when we want to run away from the daily life for a little...
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Lost on Pandora

Dances with Wolves in space, James Cameron even admitted that in his interviews.  And Avatar was exactly that. And I love every moment of it. Sure. The story is predictable.  And a little sappy.  And had been told many times before. But it was told with a completely different visual representation.  A seamless integration of digital animation and live action.  For the first time, the CG characters don’t look like they were fresh out of a botox clinic.  Their big yellow eyes say something.  Their blue faces had nuances that the entire train full of Polar Express or (from what...
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Love/Hate

Well, this post started after I watched the latest episode of “Sood Sanaeha”, the Thai soap I’m following.  Long story short, she finally sees what has been in front of her this whole time, and decides to nab the Chef.  The Chef walks away after her big scheme to apologize to him. I was actually cheering for the Chef.  Good for you for leaving that manipulative, selfish, whiny bitch! (Well, this is not the finale. Although to me, it’s a perfect ending right there!  Karma is a bitch, bitch!  But this is Thailand, expect a few more episodes of  the...
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