My LJ paid account it supposed to renew itself in a few days - I think the credit card I used has expired now so I'm tempted to just leave it. I don't think I really need to pay for this service anymore. I mean, I still try and post regularly but it's not like it used to be, like it was when I first got a paid account. I'm not even that sure what a paid account really gives me anymore, apart from loads of icons and I don't use that many anyway.
In other news: I did my Christmas wrapping this morning - it wasn't that easy with Alfie and Tegan in my face (I had to shut them in the other room in the end) and one thumb kind of out of action (yesterday I was using a scraper, slipped and stabbed myself in the left thumb. It really hurt and bled quite a bit. It's now got a plaster on it but if I put any pressure on it it hurts). Anyway, I'm all set for the season now, even though it doesn't feel at all festive right now. It might be due to the weather being so mild or the fact that it seems to come around way too quickly this year.
In TV news: quite a lot of my shows have already finished for the Christmas break so I didn't watch as many as expected this week:
"The Flash" - 3x09 - I thought this was a pretty good episode. It was nice to get back to the storylines in this show after seeing the characters in the crossovers last week. I thought the stuff about Julian was really good, I'm glad he seems to be a good guy after all and I really enjoyed the scenes when he came to the West house for their Christmas gathering. Maybe he can become part of the team now - he does know Barry's secret after all. He could become an ally? I thought the flash forward they did was quite good too - surely now Barry knows what he knows he can change it? I'm interested in seeing how the rest of the season plays out.
"Timeless" - 1x08 and 1x09 - I'm really enjoying this show at the moment. The science is all rubbish, of course, but it doesn't seem to matter once the characters all get going. I think I've started to totally ship Lucy and Wyatt though - I wasn't planning on and was just enjoying their platonic friendship but their chemistry is off the charts and it would be rude to ignore it really. I wonder where things might go between them, especially if he does manage to save his wife (like Flynn did with his brother). I'm not sure how this show is doing in the ratings but I hope it's doing well enough. If not, I guess I'll just have to enjoy this season.
"Teen Wolf" - 6x04 - I thought this episode was pretty good, although I do think there are too many things going on (as usual) and I really wish they would just focus on the gang trying to remember Stiles. I'm a bit concerned that they might be considering giving up on Stiles. He's real. They know it. Lydia knows it. I'm starting to really mistrust Claudia though - if the whole point of it is that Stiles has just been forgotten - everything he was involved in happened exactly the way it always did he's just been removed from memory, not from existense - then why is she even there? And if she is who she says she is how come her medical records say she's never given birth? If Stiles has been removed from their memories and was still involved in things that happened then he still should have been born, right? Unless Claudia isn't his mother, or this Claudia isn't really Claudia. It's just so complicated! Oh, but I'm glad his jeep is still there - I hope one of them finds it.
"Arrow" - 5x09 - I thought this was a pretty good episode. Again it was good to see them focusing on their own storyline again. I thought the big reveal of Evelyn working with Prometheus was bit understated but I thought it kinda worked. I wonder if we'll even see her character again now - even if we do I can't see the others letting her back in, not after what happened because of what she did. It was a shame to see the end of Billy but because we barely even knew him it didn't actually seem that sad. Sucks for Felicity though, and for Oliver because inevitably he will blame himself again. I don't think getting involved with that reporter is a good idea though - I don't trust her. In fact, I'm starting to think she could be Prometheus. Oh, and that scene at the end? What?
"Designated Survivor" - 1x09 - I'm enjoying this show too. I think the balance is really good. I liked the storyline about the NSA dude leaking the information and when Kirkman saw the file things got really interesting. He now knows that the US Government was involved in the bombing but what's he gonna do next? I really want Maggie Q to team up with him at some point - she's onto something here and needs to share it with him before it's too late. I'm not sure that her trusting Kimble is a good idea though - she just seems so untrustworthy to me. Hmmm. Trust no one, I guess.
"Frequency" - 1x09 - I'm enjoying this show and I thought this was another decent episode. I'm interested in the Raimy and Daniel relationship but the fact that he has a fiance doesn't sit right with me. I know that they're drawn together and all that but I'm not sure about this. I don't think Raimy really is either. I am interested in seeing how things play out though. Is that guy really the Nightingale? It just seems to early for them to find out - although I suppose they've still got to catch him.
"Supernatural" - 12x08 - I'm not a big fan of the ongoing storyline in this show at the moment (I enjoy the standalone episodes so much more) but I quite liked this episode. I liked the idea of Lucifer using the President as his vessel. I thought it worked pretty well although I'm not that hung up on the spawn of the devil thing but I suppose it's something slightly different. And now Sam and Dean are in real trouble (it had to happen sometime). How are they gonna get out of this one? Looks like we'll have to wait til next year to find out.
"MacGyver" - 1x10 - I enjoy this show at the moment. It's a bit naff but in a good way and it really works for me. The dynamics are good and I enjoy most of the character interaction. I love Mac and Jack's friendship and think I want to ship Jack with Thornton. I didn't think this episode was a good as some previous ones but I still enjoyed it.
"Chicago Med" 2x07, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" 2x06 and "The Librarians" 3x03 (I don't remember Cassandra's voice being that sqeaky and annoying before).