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angie_d1975
Not very exciting I know but after a fairly long absence from the internet, I'm back!!!

I admit that I'm not much of a journal poster, so if you hadn't even noticed my absence I wouldn't blame you!!! All the same I'm glad to be back and I'm looking forward to catching up on what's been going on.



It's been interesting spending time away from the internet (as I generally spend a huge amount of time on it!!) because it has made me question why I spend so much time on here, and the conclusion that I have come to, is that I have very little in common with my friends and family. 

It's not that we don't necessarily like the same things, In some cases we do, but no one has the same passion for things that I do, or enjoys discussing the finer points of a particular episode of Life on Mars or Heroes for example, whereas online there are a multitude of people who like to do exactly the same. 

It's not a big issue, and it's not something I particularly dwell on but it is something I am aware of more so than ever before and I suppose that's why I'm so happy to be back after my (offline) absence because I really feel like I'm among 'my kind of people' when I'm here!
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I can't wait to see this movie!!! It is based on the novel by Ian McEwan, is directed by Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice) and is out in cinemas here next month (December in North America)

In my eyes James McAvoy can do no wrong, so I'm expecting this film to be fantastic. He is probably my favourite British actor (sorry John Simm!!!!!), as he is incredibly talented and can play any role (and play it to perfection). 

I keep meaning to buy the Shakespeare retold DVD as his role as a modern day 'Macbeth' is amazing, plus he uses his native accent, which is to die for!!!


There are longer trailers at YouTube, but I really liked this one!!!

Official Website 

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For those of you who are members of TRA, you will have seen this already as it has been posted by duckyone (thank you!!!)

But for my chums out there who aren't really involved in 'fandom', I don't want you to miss out on this fab interview!!!

The Man Who Fell To Earth 

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This was on a couple of nights ago (3rd August) and Simon is absolutely hysterical (surprise, surprise!!!)

Enjoy :-)

 

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I hope this is the one you meant!!! I don't know who made it though :-(

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So I've been chatting to brother Steven and we've decided that when he comes down for a visit next month, we are going to go and see Elling together.

He is a massive Life On Mars fan (yet another top show, I've MADE him watch!!!) and he's really up for seeing the show and no doubt, meeting John Simm afterwards (he has such a knack when meeting celebs, he is totally at ease, while I just shake!!!). 

We aren't going to pre book, instead we will pickup tickets on the day. I've been checking on the London theatre guide website and the Leicester square tkts booth has had half price tickets everyday so far, so I'm hoping we'll get good tickets for a decent price.

Fingers crossed :-)

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I was just channel hopping and this has just started on ITV4!!! 

I call myself a Christopher Eccleston fan, yet I have never seen it. I am so happy right now!!!

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No spoilers for the show!!!

So I've just finished watching the first series of Dexter. 

Since the end of Life On Mars I have been occuping myself by watching ridiculous amounts of CSI and CSI:NY (the first five seasons of original and all three seasons of NY) I decided I was going to watch the last two seasons of original before I watched Dexter but the temptation was just too big!!!

I really enjoyed this show, Michael C Hall is just wonderful (just as he was in Six Feet Under) and with the exception of two characters who seriously grated on me (Dexter's sister & Sgt Doakes) I thought it was really well acted, well written and a joy to watch. 

Dexter is a fascinating character, on the face of it he is a serial killer, devoid of all emotion and living a double life but as a viewer we are drawn in by his struggle to be 'normal' and this makes him thoroughly likeable.

I loved that the show had a good mix of black humour and drama and I can't wait for the second season!!! 

The official website ~  http://www.sho.com/site/dexter/home.do



 

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I've just listened to John Simm on Jonathan Ross's Radio 2 show, and it was absolutely fantastic. 

I love Jonathan Ross, I love watching his show on Tv and I much prefer his interview style to that of the more serious interviewers (don't get me started on my hatred of Michael Parkinson!!!).

They discuss John's role's in Elling, Life on Mars and Doctor Who and you get a real sense of Ross's love of both LOM and DW and his desire to see Elling later in it's run. John Simm is fantastic, he really comes into his own in an interview like this, he bounces off of Ross and he comes across as both inteligent and funny.

The show is available on listen again for a week! (John is on in the last half hour)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/ross/

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I've just posted a quick message over on Phil's Blog (at his brand new official website). 

Anyone who knows anything about me knows how much I love Gene Hunt and although the character is the creation of the makers of Life On Mars, the huge appeal and the fondness for this character is all down to Philip Glenister's portrayal and I wanted to say so in a place that I know he will see!!!

Philip seems to be one of those actors who likes and respects his audience and by providing us (fans) with a website and a blog that he will be involved with personally really proves that. 

Now, just the long wait for Gene to return in Ashes To Ashes!!!

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Spoilers for S3.

In these last two days before the series finale, I have decided to watch every episode of Doctor Who series 3 to try and predict what is going to happen!!! (it also gives me a chance to check out the quality of the DVD's of the series that I have made for Stevo!!!) 

I have avoided as many spoilers as I can about the finale (much as I did with Life On Mars) because part of the joy in watching a show is predicting what is going to happen yourself. 

So far though I have to admit the only theory I have for the finale is that the Doctor and the Master are brothers. Now I'm sure this has been discussed a million times on every DW forum but as I say, I've done my best to avoid such things so I can only go with what I have seen myself. 

In 'Smith and Jones' Martha asks the doctor "have you got a brother" to which he replies "no not anymore, just me" and in 'the sound of drums' Martha makes the comment "I thought you were going to say he was your secret brother or something" to which the doctor (comically) replies "you've been watching too much TV" 

This in itself does not make it a defininte fact but the theory does make a lot of sense and would be a fantastic twist. The story of the Doctor and the Master would then become that of two brothers, one of which is essentially good and the other essentially evil.

Their similarities can be put down to them both being timelords but could also be put down to them being related and their relationship does feel a little like the wayward younger brother provoking his older (good boy) sibling!!!

Obviously there has been a lot of comment on the 'slashy' phone call but if you watch it with the view that they are brothers then it simply comes across that the Doctor is reaching out to the Master (though RTD has written it in such a way as to be either/or!!!) The conversation is very telling, they come across as much more than simply 'old foes' the Master admits to having been scared (not something I assume he does to just anyone!!!) and the Doctor says he can help him. Simply put the Doctor just wants to save the Master.

I may be right or I may be wrong but either way I don't really mind. I can't wait to see the episode tomorrow night and despite it inevitably being Martha centric (ughh) I know I'm going to love every minute!!!

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Any one who has known me for more than five minutes knows just how impatient I am. Well because of this I just couldn't wait to see the season finale's of both CSI and CSI NY. So l downloaded the episodes overnight and have just watched them both!!!

What can I say other than both were absolutely fantastic and I intend to watch them again tomorrow!!! 

Now just the long wait until next year!!!

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It's really strange how life doesn't turn out how you expect it to!! 

When I was a teenager I expected to be married with kids in my early twenties and I'd be a happy and content wife and mother. As it turns out I'm now 31 years old, live alone (which I must admit I do love!!!) and have only had a handful of serious relationships. This in itself does not concern me at all but I have found over the last couple of years that as my friends have settled down and got married and/or had children, life has started to slow down!!! 

I miss the wild nights out, the ridiculous alcohol consumption and the waking up fully dressed on someone's settee on a sunday morning after about two hours sleep but mostly I just miss spending time with my friends.

When I was at school I had quite a lot of friends. I had my best friends but I also had a large circle of friends who I used to hang around with too. As I got older the amount of friends I had extended when I got my part time job (in Woolies) and obviously with more money in my pocket I could do a lot more sociallising too. 

As many people do, I gradually lost touch (except for the odd text or phonecall) with my friends from school, and met a group of people that I loved and adored like family. We spent all our time together and really were the best of friends. But over the years as we've met other people, been in relationships, got married, got divorced and had kids, we really dont see very much of each other.

I know that this is simply the 'natural order' but I do sometimes miss those madcap times when we wouldn't sleep all weekend, drink copius amounts of alcohol and still manage to get up for work on monday morning!!!

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Thanks to the wonderful Dorsetgirl over at 'The Railway Arms' I am going to see John Simm (and the equally wonderful Adrian Bower!!!) in Elling at the Trafalgar Sudios on Thursday 19th July!!!!!!!!!!

I haven't been to the theatre in London for years and what better way to re-introduce myself to the west end.

DG did a bulk booking on her credit card so we all got our tickets for £25 instead of the usual £42.50 and even better than that we are in the first and second rows!!! (there are 10 of us going)

I can't begin to explain how excited I am about this as I really was beginning to think I was not going to get to see this show at all and I am also really exited about meeting some of the guys from TRA for the first time. (good times!!!!!)

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Every member of the household!!! thinks its cool to have a VOTE SAXON poster up!!!

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Now I'm totally new to Live Journal so when I first signed up I thought I'd just jot down what I had been up to and what was on my mind in an online diary and I didn't really expect anyone to even stumble accross it!!! Now I'm not saying many people have read/or will read it but I have come to realise what a good way it is to meet  like minded people. I said something along those lines yesterday in a post on TRA, but to be honest it has really hit home today as I have been looking around LJ. 

I'm excited at the thought of making new friends here. When you meet people in real life it is all to easy to make judgements on appearance (no matter how hard we may try not too!!) where as on the internet we generally form an opinion based on interests and behaviour, which when we actually think about it are the some of the most important things anyway.

So, I'm going to spend some time in the coming days and weeks getting to know people on Live Journal and I'm really looking forward to it!!!

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There has been a lot of comment this year about the lookalikes in the BB house, well I have just noticed that in the following picture, Liam looks the spitting image of a guy I slept with a few years ago!!!



No wonder I like him so much!!!

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Every year I say I'm not going to watch it and every year I get addicted!!!

I'm often asked what I enjoy about it and quite simply I like to watch people!!! I people watch all the time, on the train, when I'm out on the town, so why not in the comfort of my own home, watching people who have actually signed up to be watched!!!

When this series started I was a bit dissapointed that it was an all female house because generally I don't often like many of the female housemates (my favourites are usually men!!!) but I stuck with it because I knew they had to put some men in eventually and secretly I enjoyed laughing at what total idiots most of the girls are!!!

So the people that I love are:




Liam, Brian, Seany and Gerry!!!

I know Seany has already gone (a tragic, tragic event, what were you thinking England!!!!!) but at least I still have a few of my faves still in there.

I'm hoping that Liam wins. I know he has become more popular with the public since he was given the £100.000 but I'd like to point out I already liked him, He's mine, so there!!!

Also just while I'm talking BB, I hate Charley with such a passion, that I'm starting to feel that a life spent in prison would be well worth the split second it would take to shoot her in the head!!! Does this make me a bad person, no I don't think so!!!

 

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So this is where my cat Bob has decided to make his new bed, on top of the portable TV in my bedroom!!!



I had to post it here as it really tickled me!!!

 

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When the third series of Doctor Who started this year, I was pretty apprehensive!!! Losing Rose at the end of series two was a particularly hard blow (for both the Doctor and myself!!!) and I was unsure about the casting of Freema Agyeman (similarly as I had been about the casting of Billie Piper). But where Rose had been a character I liked and I could understand why the Doctor grew to love her, with Martha I struggle to find anything likeable.

Considering that both Billie and Freema had both been given the same basic character template (gutsy girlie, In love with the Doctor...) I can't help but feel that Freema fails in comparison to her predessor and too a degree it has made this series of Doctor Who less enjoyable (bad times). 

In fairness to Freema Agyeman, It may not be her that I do not like, maybe I would have been just as dissapointed had another person been cast but when I consider how much I disliked Billie Piper prior to Doctor Who (and how much I love her in that role) I very much doubt it!!!

Thank god for the return of Captain Jack (swoon!!!) 

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