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♫Try not to complain as you're scrubbing out the stain....♫
Sorry my posts have been so curmudgeonly lately. Bigots and insurance companies will do that.

So instead I'll catch up on some shows, and of greatest note, a show within a show:



That's the actually written and performed musical that Ali is rocking out to in this season's early episodes of Orphan Black. It previewed in Toronto last year and was included in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  You'd think the creative minds involved would be all a-titter about the sudden love for their production, but they're not: no new posts on the musical's website since last year, and the show's twitter feed seems to end right after this probably relevant post:



I'm guessing they signed on to some kind of gag order during the run of the tv series, but once it ends, we have got to track down this train wreck:)

As for what else happened in Week Two: lots.  Many surprises, and from the look of the E3 previews, another big one on the way.

Also, for the US viewers, some odd choices of commercial sponsors. Hotels.com probably didn't want the slot right after Sarah and Art raided a motel room, and Expedia might not have been the best choice just as people were plotting their travel plans while trying to escape from death and destruction.

Or maybe they're edgy enough to have asked for those spots.

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Odd that both that ep from Saturday night, and the Portlandia from the previous day, would both include a 3-D printer as a prominent plot point.  Mr. Mayor has been much more prominent this season (with his assistant, a real former Portland mayor, somehow staying out of the real-life scandals that plagued him in office).

Only one episode to go on this one.

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Nurse Jackie is back on track, both for us and in its own world. I like the new dynamics they're working out among longtime characters and new ones (although Dr. Roman is definitely French manicured nails on a blackboard everytime she shows up).  Now that Zoey has crossed over into the downtown gay subculture, I'm thinking it'd be fun if she met Felix from OB.

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And Fargo tonight. I'm on my own for that one, but am already rather hooked.

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thanatos_kalos From: thanatos_kalos Date: April 29th, 2014 03:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm enjoying Fargo a lot as well-- out of interest, in adverts on the US, who are they pushing as the series' lead, Thornton? (Adverts here are, unsurprisingly, pushing Freeman).
captainsblog From: captainsblog Date: April 29th, 2014 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't watch other than right before the show comes on, but from what little I remember, the previews are pretty minimalist- largely just the F A R G O logo on the white-snow background. If anything, I'd say BBT and MF get about the same play in these, even if neither gets all that much.
thanatos_kalos From: thanatos_kalos Date: April 29th, 2014 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
ok, I was just wondering wrt the actual voiceovers and advertising spots on the network. I'm sure I can find some promos online. Thanks! :)
ellettra From: ellettra Date: April 29th, 2014 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sam Adams is such a jerk. It doesn't seem fair that he gets continued fame and notoriety after being such a trainwreck of a mayor and such a massive ass to his female employees! Maybe the work keeps him out of trouble.

I've got Fargo saved on my DVR but haven;t watched it yet, owing to my obsession with TURN (it's on AMC) and Revolutionary War spies. I'll pick up Fargo next; it sure is getting good reviews!!!
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