Without giving away any spoilers, any hint at some twist: is it worth catching up on the rest of How I Met Your Mother’s final season? I bailed after that episode where Ted was with the Mother in the lighthouse and Otis Redding was playing. While that was nice-ish, I just could not stand Barney & Robin anymore.
Adding the last bit not to be a hater but to give a gauge of what I’m after.
People who aren’t evil but have evil sounding names— Cabin Pressure edition. I was going to use this as my Facebook cover but I eventually decided on Qikiqtarjuaq. Don’t tell Mrs. Dimmond though. Or Arthur.
"She was the Picasso of passive-aggressive karate."
~Irving on Rosalyn, from the 2013 film American Hustle
Last year it was Silver Linings Playbook; this year, American Hustle; and three years prior (though I haven’t seen it yet), The Fighter. You sir, are a wicked genius. A paragon of reinvention. I would throw all the awards at you if you didn’t have them all already.
"Usually if you’re given something, say, a cup of tea for example, it’s customary to say thank you. However you don’t then go on and thank the kettle, the cup, and the milk, the cow, the tea picker."
~Host Stephen Fry’s advisory note to the Award winners at the 2014 BAFTAs
HOLY MOTHER OF DRAGONS. I’m a rabid fan of Ben’s but I’d sooner spend this money to watch him in a play or meet him in a convention. But then again, to each his own.
Jim Moriarty in The Hour. This can only mean trouble.
I watched both scenes with muffled squeals, eyes threatening to pop out of their sockets. WHAT IN SEVEN HELLS IS GOING ON?? Not saying I don’t like it… it’s just strange. And eerie that these two occurrences happen not so far apart all the other things these dogs have in common in mind.
Imagine Hodor stuck with Mormont’s raven in a cave…
Someone can’t seem to keep his hands in one place!
You’re one to make fun of Martin and his hats.
Oh Benny, your Martin Crieff is showing!
James Spader and Christian Clemenson as the Boll brothers in Bad Influence. 15 years later they would reunite on the set of Boston Legal as Alan Shore and Jerry Espenson.
Before Cabin Pressure, I never paid any mind to the person playing General Campion in Parade’s End or Illyrio Mopatis in Game of Thrones. Now, all I can see is Douglas—to borrow Herc’s words—doing a funny voice.
It sort of blows my mind though to imagine that (spoiler alert) there will be a point in the future that he’ll be sharing scenes with Tyrion. Now there’s a man to match him wit for wit!
So I watched the finale once. Stopped to breathe. And then watched it again.
(major spoilers ahead!)