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The brain broke, but did not explode as feared

So, yesterday, for reasons too boring to go into, I strained a muscle in my neck. If I turned it just the right/wrong way it felt like someone was shoving a hot poker in it. At one point I teared up from the pain. So unlike me. I took two Advil PM to knock me out (and they did), ended up sleeping for twelve hours (until 11:30 - I had a scheduled day off work today) and woke up feeling better (no hot poker sensation), if not back to my old self.

After slowly getting moving, around 12:30 I decided to hop online. Just as my computer fully booted up, the power went out. :( Since it went out at exactly 12:30 I was suspicious it was scheduled work by the power company they neglected to tell anyone about. At 1:45 the power came back on. I FINALLY hop online. And what do I discover....

Tricia Frakkin' Helfer has been cast in '17th Precinct'!!!!!


OH. MY. GODS. Where do I begin???

OK, I called this one! When I was reading the sides, even though I didn't have a description of Morgana, other than she had long hair, I saw Tricia in the role. Apparently, Ron and I are on the same wavelength. Not sure if I should find that troubling or not.

My BSG and Jamie/James/Tricia loving heart is thrilled by this news. However, while I said I was more than fine with two BSG actors being cast in 17th Precinct and didn't feel it would be distracting, especially if those two actors had limited screentime together before, three? I can understand the concerns. Ultimately, I have to see it as a good thing. It's not just because it's three actors I like and respect and want to see more of. Their casting, as well as the casting of Eamonn Walker and Stockard Channing show Ron's dedication to hiring actors for the show. That plus the ever increasing buzz the show is getting for the 'BSG Reunion' gives it a huge advantage over the similarly premised Grimm.

The only other BSG alum I'd love to see pop up on 17th Precinct is, no surprise, Mary. Looks like TV Squad agrees with me:

'17th Precinct' comes from 'BSG' mastermind Moore, and has been described as 'Harry Potter' crossed with 'Law & Order,' also known as the BEST SHOW EVER. Basically, if this pilot doesn't get picked up, the entire TV Squad staff will have to take the month of July off to deal with our collective grief.

That said, if Mary McDonnell joins the show, our faces will melt off and our children will weep over our exploded bodies as if we've all just taken huge hits of the dangerous street drug Charlie Sheen. Which would be awesome.

So with that, our open letter to Ms. McDonnell:

Dear Mary McDonnell, a.k.a. the number two most memorable woman in history according to TV Squad,
Please join this pilot. Pretty please. We have nothing to offer in return besides our undying gratitude, and the promise that we will watch every second of every episode. So say we all.
Love,
TV Squad


So say we all. :)
Apollo - OMG Yay - sdwolfpup

Jamie Bamber! James Callis! Together Again!

I've been spamming Twitter the past few hours. And jamiebambernews. And I think nicole_anell and I are one step closer to a super fandom. But I neglected to post the awesome news here!

James Callis has been cast as Jamie's partner in '17th Precinct'!

The BFFs off screen may be BFFs on screen! ::Head Explodes::

This may be the end of the road for BSG reunions onscreen. I thought 17th Precinct could handle another BSG actor without it being too distracting (and James and Jamie didn't have a ton of screentime together on BSG), but anymore familiar faces could be pushing it. As much as I'd love to see Tricia involved in some way.
WC - Ambassador of Awesome - btfl_decade

White Collar: Payback

I had every intention of posting much, much earlier because I really, really loved this weeks episode, but real life (blech) intervened. I am planning on taking some much needed days off in the coming weeks because having just a weekend (at best) to play catch up? Not Working! But enough of my whining, on with the show.....

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Jamie Bamber cast in Ron Moore's '17th Precinct'

Jamie Bamber Reunites with Battlestar Boss Ron Moore for NBC's Precinct.

Guys, I cannot tell you how excited I am right now. I can barely work! More than usual! I don't even care Ausiello broke the news! :D

I had a very strong belief this news was coming, but no official word. I know many won't be thrilled by the reteaming of Ron and Jamie, but I see a lot of positives with this project. It's been getting quite a bit of buzz in recent weeks. It's on a network. Ok, NBC, but, still! Stockard Channing was signed last week. Michael Rymer is directing. And even though I wasn't always thrilled with how Lee Adama was written on BSG, I know there is a tremendous amount of respect between Ron and Jamie. Plus, I'm not bitter about how BSG ended. ;) So, yes, I am THRILLED right now. Hopefully, the pilot will be picked up to series. If not, at least this is an excellent sign Jamie is on Hollywood's radar. :)
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And Next in My Sunday Posting...Outcasts

As deep a desire as I have to see more of Jamie Bamber on TV, I have to say I agree with his decision to take on a limited role in Outcasts. Although the first episode wasn't as bad as I feared (or read), the premise is similar to BSG in several ways, especially the New Caprica arc. And with the exception of Jamie's Mitchell and Hermione Norris's Stella, none of the characters I found interesting so the likelihood of Outcast becoming weekly viewing is slim.

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White Collar: What Happens in Burma

I always feel I should tack on a disclaimer when a show I love airs an episode I didn't like. I'm not a fair weather fan. Battlestar Galactica is my favorite series, but gods knows that show had some stinkers. And storylines I didn't agree with. And a character I ended up hating. I could go on. ;) My point is, I still love the show.

I think, as viewers, if we love a show, we want it to be awesome every single week. Some series have come close to doing that. The Wire jumps to mind. If not for the second season, Friday Night Lights would be a contender. But most series encounter mediocrity or flat out misses at points in their runs. Ultimately, because I consider myself a creative person (in theory, if not always in practice), I look at my own work, a mix of things to be proud of and.....not so much. TV series have deadlines and often a limited time to put out a product. So maybe 'Burma' was disappointing and I only watched it once (!!!), but I still love the characters and people who make the show.

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White Collar: Forging Bonds

Anytime I read the words "prequel" or "flashback" I tend to worry. There is too much opportunity to screw up continuity. Add to that fear, "Forging Bonds" was a heavily hyped episode and critical darling of the media. I tried to prepare myself. I was bound to be let down. It's happened so often before. But, to my amazement and shock, I was not! The episode not only was good, but even exceeded expectations for me in some respects.

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