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10 June 2017 @ 03:37 pm
So time for my monthly post.

Now all of my shows have finished and the football season has finished so I officially have nothing to do. However, "Stitchers" has returned with season 3 (I enjoyed the first episode) and "Doctor Who" is still on - the last few episodes have lost me a bit unfortunately as I was enjoying the standalone ones we were having. Let's hope things go back to normal for the rest of the season.

It's currently the international break (do we call it a break when the season is over?) and England are playing today which is exciting. I'm looking forward to it. I do like watching international games (even if England do seem to underperform when it matters. I have high hopes for this batch of players and the manager though. I honestly believe it's gonna be our time soon).
 
 
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Tracy
06 May 2017 @ 05:32 pm
COYS  
Wow, long time no post yet again. I don't really have any excuses, I just don't really feel like posting these days.

Since my last post I went to see Josh Doyle play a gig in a pub called The Islington. It was a pretty good show, tiny venue which was weird. He's always good though and I bought the new CD he has out (some great songs on there. It's all a bit accousticy but I think with a bit more production one of the songs could be a proper tune).

We've also found a new, regular, quiz that's super local. Every two weeks and only £2. Can't be bad. I really enjoy going to it actually - especially as we've won the last couple we've been to.

I've also been keeping up with my shows, of course, which are all going along nicely. I'm enjoying them all. I've also started watching another new show on Netflix called "Girlboss" (I'm not sure if that's one word or two?). I quite like it although sometimes it's a little too style over substance and sometimes seems like it's trying too hard to be quirky.

I'm not sure I understand where "The Flash" storyline is going though - surely Barry could just decide he doesn't want to do that and the future would change? It seems like they're making things too complicated.

Oh, and I've been watching the new season of "Doctor Who" (it's 10th). I've actually been enjoying it which is good because I thought I was gonna hate it. I've really enjoyed Bill too and like her relationship with the Doctor so far. I'm looking forward to more.

I've also been watching - and keeping up with - the business end of the Premier League season. It's the first time I've got really into a football season for a really long time (I think Leicester winning it last year made it more appealing somehow) and I've really enjoyed watching the games and discussing them with my Dad (especially the fantasy football stuff, I've loved that). Oh, and also I placed a bet on last weeks Spurs v Arsenal game which came through so I won £36 (on a £1 bet. Wish I'd more on now) which was awesome. As was the result. Last nights Spurs result against West Ham wasn't quite as good. I think if Spurs can solidify their 2nd place it will end up being a really good season for them (although you don't win anything for 2nd place. Maybe the should do a silver medal type of thing? That would be cool). I've really enjoyed supporting them again this season and I'm looking forward to the next one. I just hope they can keep hold of all their players because I love them all.

Speaking of Spurs, I dragged my Mum along to the Spurs finale stadium tour the other day (it's kinda like half of the proper stadium tour they've always done but smaller so they can accomodate the fans that missed out of the proper tour and see the stadium before it gets knocked down to be replaced by a new, bigger, version). I really enjoyed seeing the stadium on the inside. I'd only been to see one Spurs match there before and it was over 20 years ago (and Spurs lost). I'm glad I went.
 
 
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Tracy
07 April 2017 @ 11:40 am
So, it appears to have been almost a month since my last post. I'm finding it a real chore to post these days.

In that time I've been watching my shows as usual - enjoying them for the most part - and have started watching a show called "13 Reasons Why" on Netflix. I'm 8 episodes in I think and I'm enjoying it so far. It's a really interesting show and Dylan Minnette was on my radar a while ago after performances in "Medium" and "Supernatural" so it's good to see him as the lead in something. He's good in it too.

SInce my previous post I went to see England play Lithuania at Wembley. Once again there was a great atmosphere (even though there was some Lithuanians in the England supporters section. They were fine but it could have been nasty with the wrong kind of fans in attendance). England won which was good but Lithuania were poor. Everyone went mental when Defoe scored though. I was so pleased when Gareth Southgate named him in his squad and even happier when he started in this game. I'm really looking forward to what Southgate does with this team - obviously it's not gonna be instant but there are some really good young English players around right now. I think the future could be bright.

In other football news: I've got really into my Fantasy Football team at the moment. I like tweaking my team each week and following the scores when they come through is quite exciting. Dele Alli is my captain. I love that boy, fantastic player. And still only 20 (for the next few days anyway, it's his birthday next week, I think?).
 
 
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Tracy
09 March 2017 @ 05:24 pm
So, I haven't posted in a while again. My bad.

Anyway, since my last post I've been watching my shows as usual but also been getting into the football more this season than I have in ages. I don't know why but I'm enjoying watching the games and I'm getting into Spurs again. I really like the current batch of players and Mauricio Pochettino is a dude.

I've also started watching the "Lethal Weapon" TV remake. I watched the pilot last night and thought it was okay. I liked the new Riggs but I'm not sure about the new Murtaugh. His character seems wrong somehow. I'll give it a few more watches.

On the subject of all my other shows - I'm enjoying "The Flash" as usual but instead of trying to stop the future and messing it up why doesn't Barry just take Iris away from Central City? Surely if she's not there then Savitar can't kill her? Or is it more complicated than that?

In other news: last Wednesday I went to the O2 Arena to see the Kaiser Chiefs! They're always good value and didn't disappoint (even if I do think the venue is too big for them. I loved seeing them at the London Palladium). They did a real mixture of songs like they usually do and all we performed with the same amount of energy as usual.

The new stuff sounded pretty good and got people singing along but the crowd always get going when they sing the classics, especially "Ruby" and "I Predict A Riot" and once everyone was on their feet for those two I don't think I sat down again. I came away with a T-shirt, a poster (I have nowhere to put) and a pair of socks (cool). I enjoy seeing this band but I would like a smaller venue tour next time.

Speaking of gigs, and smaller venues, I booked a ticket to see Josh Doyle again in April. He's playing at a pub called the Islington. He's always good so I'm looking forward to it.
 
 
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Tracy
25 February 2017 @ 02:59 pm
Once again it's been a while since my last post. And again I have no excuses.

Since my last post I got a new tattoo (my 16th) which is a sleeping cat on the inside of my wrist. When I first got it I really didn't like it and was quite upset but now, after almost two weeks, it's grown on me and I quite like it now (or maybe I've just got used to it being there and accepted that I can't really go anything about it anyway).

I also went to see Spurs play at Wembley Stadium on Thursday night which was an enjoyable evening (even though Spurs didn't win and went out of the Europa League thing). It was a good, eventful, game and the atmosphere was really good. I do enjoy seeing football matches at Wembley. In fact I've booked to see England vs Lithuania in a World Cup Qualifier at the end of March. Should be cool and I can wear the new England shirt I bought recently.

On the subject of football. I can't believe Leicester have sacked Ranieri. I know their current form hasn't been that great but surely they could have given him and bit more time, he did win them the league after all.

I've also watched a my shows as usual and I'm generally enjoying all of them ("Arrow" isn't holding my attention as much as it used to these days. I think things need to be shaken up). "Timeless" reached the conclusion of season 1 and I thought it was a good finale but I'm not sure that ending it with things all up in their air like they did was a good idea, especially as we don't know if there is gonna be a season 2. I did think the scene at the end between Lucy and her mum was good though. I think it would be a shame if there isn't a season 2 because I've really enjoyed it. Just a fun little timey wimey show.

I've been watching aall of my other shows too but can't really think of that much to say about them though.
 
 
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Tracy
12 February 2017 @ 02:54 pm
It looks like it's been two weeks since my previous post - for some reason I'm finding it a real chore to update these days. I don't want to just stop though.

I've been watching my shows as usual for the last couple of weeks. Season two of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" as reached it's conclusion. I've enjoyed it as a whole. I miss Greg but think Nathaniel is quite a good addition to the cast. I didn't really like Rebecca and Josh as a couple though and I think them getting married would have been a really bad idea. I wonder where things might go in the third season?

We've also reached the midseason break of "Teen Wolf" season 6 - I think this half season has been okay (if a little disjointed as usual) and I'm glad they got Stiles back and I think the midseason finale was good (loved the Stiles and Scott stuff). It seemed very final though so I'm curious about where things are gonna go for the 2nd half. The midseason finale seems like a finale finale.

I'm enjoying "Supergirl" (enjoying Mon-El and Kara. I'm glad he was honest with her about his feelings. I wonder if anything will happen between them?) "The Flash" (I'm enjoying Julian as a member of the team - especially his friendship with Caitlin. Are things gonna get romantic?) and "Arrow" as usual - although "Arrow" is slipping a bit recently and isn't holding my attention as much as it used to.

I also watched the first two episodes of "24: Legacy" which I quite enjoyed. While it's not the same without Jack (or Chloe) I quite like no really knowing or trusting anyone at the moment. I think that's working well. I hope they shake things up a bit and don't make the Muslim woman working with the Senator a bad guy - that would be way too predictable (and almost offensive).

I've been enjoying "Timeless" (Wyatt and Lucy? I ship it), "Supernatural" (I much prefer the standalone stuff so I'm hoping for more of those as this season continues) and "Lucifer" (it's off for a while now and I'm interested in where things might go from here).

"Hawaii Five-0" and "MacGyver" are coming along nicely and work really well back to back - I've heard some things about a crossover so that could be interesting (and I liked the mention in this weeks episode from Jack about having a friend in Oahu that works for the taskforce. I wonder who that is?). I'm still hoping for an episode where Jack gets injured and Mac gets worried. That's one of my favourite things. I also want Jack to be the one that figures things out for once - I know that's Mac's thing but Jack's not an idiot. He can be clever too and I hope they show that.

Finally I've also been watching "Suits" (I'm glad Mike realised how much of a douche he acted and apologised to Harvey. I don't think I would have been quite as forgiving if I'd been Harvey but I'm glad they're friends again), "Bones" and "Scorpion" (it looks like they've fixed Paige's character and she got quite annoying for a while back there). Oh, I've also started watching "Riverdale" which is quite interesting.

I've also been getting into the Premier League a lot more this season (I think it's because I've got hooked on the Fantasy Premier League website and need to know how my players are doing). It's been fun to watch.
 
 
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Tracy
29 January 2017 @ 06:36 pm
Once again it's been a week since my previous post. Since then I've watched a few things as usual (although some of my shows aren't on).

"Lucifer" - 2x12 - I thought the way they addressed the whole Lucifer/Chloe thing was quite good and it kinda worked. I liked them both being unsure about whether it's real and what it means. Of course, now they've both realised that it is real and are both ready to embark on it something gets in the way! Namely Lucifer's mother telling him the truth and whatever is happening to Chloe now. I'm interested in how things are gonna play out. And what does what Lucifer's mother told him actually mean for him and Chloe?

"The Flash" - 3x10 - it was good to have this show back after the break and I thought this was a decent episode to start of 2017. I'm glad Barry told Iris what he'd seen in the future instead of keeping it to himself (I also thought the things they saw on the news reel in the future were quite interesting too). I'm assuming what Barry saw in the future happens in the finale so we have until then to fix things, right? I also liked the Julian stuff. I really hope he can be trusted and will become a good member of Team Flash - I also really like him and Caitlin. I kinda wanna ship it.

"Timeless" - 1x12 - I enjoyed this episode. I thought it was interesting that Lucy was the one that ended up killing Jesse James without remorse when we were all expecting it to be Wyatt. I thought this was a good episode but not one of the best they've done - I'm looking forward to the next one though. That sounds really interesting.

"Teen Wolf" - 6x09 - once again I think this episode would have been slightly better if they just focused on Scott, Lydia and Malia remembering Stiles because I thought those scenes were really good. At first it annoyed me that they seemed to suggest that Lydia had more of a connection to Stiles than Scott does (because really?) but now I think about it I think that the three of them together are what made the connection and their combined memories are what opened the rift and not just Lydia's. I also think Scott struggled because he just had too many memories of Stiles and couldn't focus on one. Almost everything in his life is connected to Stiles and trying access all of those at once was just too many.

Although I think I would have prefered it if they focused on the Stiles stuff I did enjoy the Theo and Liam stuff in this episode. I thought they were quite good together - I just would have prefered it in a different episode.

"Arrow" - 5x10 - It was good to have this show back after the break too and I thought this episode was okay. I enjoyed the stuff between Diggle and the DA (I'm interested in his character. I kinda distrust him but at the same time I kinda like him. I hope he's not a bad guy) and I'm interested in seeing how that plays out. I can honestly say that I'm now kinda sick of the flashbacks - I know they probably all lead somewhere but I'm just not interested in them anymore.

"Suits" - 6x11 - I thought it was good to have this show back even though I miss the old days. I thought Mike was out of line in this episode - I usually like him and want to defend him when people say negative things about him but he was a dick in this episode. Just so ungrateful. Is he so oblivious (or selfish?) that he doesn't know or see everything Harvey has done for him? Hopefully he was just having a bad day (he obviously thought it would be easier to get a job with a record than it actually was) and will redeem himself in future episodes because Harvey didn't deserve the way he acted this week. Maybe someone needs to have a word with him because he's just acting like an entitled prick right now who blames everyone else for his problems.

"Frequency" - 1x13 (season finale) - I thought this was a pretty good season finale, some things were all wrapped up but some things weren't. I'm hoping, but not optimistic, for a season 2, because this Nightingale stuff isn't over and Frank wasn't alive in the future. Things definitely aren't finished and I need more.

I've really enjoyed this show - I liked how similar the first episode was to the movie but then it broke away and became it's own thing - and think it would be a real shame it we don't get to see anymore.

"Supernatural" - 12x09 - I thought this episode was quite a decent start to the second half of this season and I hope we can go back to the basics of monster of the week storylines again soon. I really enjoyed Castiel in this episode (although, him killing the reaper seemed very dramatic. Is there gonna be some fallout to that?).

"Supergirl" - 2x09 - glad to have this show back too and I enjoyed this episode. I thought the scenes between Kara and Mon-El were cute (although I'm still not convinced that she should be almost forcing him to be a hero, and he shouldn't feel like he has to just because she wants him to be). I liked the implication that he is, in fact, the prince of his planet and I'm interested in where that might go. Will he tell Kara or will it be revealed somehow (by those people who were looking for him at the end of this episode?). I thought the Winn stuff was quite good (definitely thought it was stupid that Alex left him by the Stargate alone though. That just seemed like a really bad idea. She had enough soldier types there, surely one should have stayed with him?).

Also watched: "Hawaii Five-0" 7x14, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" 2x11 (I think I ship Rebecca and Nathaniel, although realistically she should be alone for a bit), "The Librarians" 3x10 , "Scorpion" 3x14, and "Bones" 12x02
 
 
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Tracy
22 January 2017 @ 07:32 pm

Once again it's been a while since my previous post. I don't know why but I just don't feel the need to post as regularly as I used to.

Since my previous post I have done a few things and watched a few things.

Last Saturday we went to see Watford vs Middlesborough at Vicarage Road. Last year we won a quiz at Watford FC, we won and the prize was tickets hospitality tickets to see a Watford game. We'd won the prize before and had been to a match before but I do enjoy going to the games - and the hospitality meal was nice. Shame it was 0-0 though.

Speaking of football matches, I also booked a ticket to see Spurs playing Gent at Wembley Stadium in the Europa League thingy. After seeing England play at Wembley last year I wanted to see another game there and the tickets for this game are only £10 (plus booking fee) so I thought I'd go for it. It will give me an excuse to get my old 1991 Spurs shirt out! I'm looking forward to going.

In TV news, since my last post I've watched:

"Teen Wolf" - 6x07 and 6x08 - I kinda wish they wouldn't pad things out so much (the stuff with the teacher? What's that about?) and focus on the Stiles stuff because the scenes of people remembering him are the best in the show at the moment. I thought the stuff with his father was really good in these two episodes and I'm glad he's remembered him now even though it did mean he remembered what had happened to Claudia and therefore he lost her again. That was a really sad moment and I thought Linden Ashby did a really good job with it. I'm looking forward to the next episode now as everyone needs to try and remember things about Stiles - I hope that's the main focus of the episode and everything else takes a back seat.

"MacGyver" - 1x13 - I thought this episode was better than the previous episode (although I'm still not happy about the Thornton stuff) and I enjoyed Mac and Jack being stranded and Riley and Bozer being worried about them. I kinda want there to be an episode where Jack gets hurt just so Mac can worry about him - Jack almost seems invinsible sometimes even though we know he isn't.

"Hawaii Five-0" - 7x13 - I thought this episode was okay but for some reason I'm just not enjoying this show like I used to. I don't really know why. I thought the scenes of Max saying goodbye were quite sad and I liked it when Jerry was looking through his journal things and talking about things that had happened to him in the show. I can't evene remember what the case even was now. Weird.

"Sherlock" - 4x03  - I thought this finale was quite good but this show has definitely got to the point where they're trying to be too clever and I don't think it's good for the show at all and I miss the simpler stories of them just investigating crimes. Why couldn't they have kept it like that? While I've enjoyed this 4th series I think I kinda hope it's the last one as things have probably gone as far as they can with it. Besides, do we really want to wait for another one?

"Lucifer" - 2x11 - I'm glad to have this show back again and I liked the stuff between Lucifer and Chloe in this episode (bit disappointed that their kiss wasn't quite as hot as I was expecting) but I'm a little concerned that things are moving too quickly. Something has to go wrong - especially as it's what Lucifer's mother wants.

"Timeless" - 1x11 - I really enjoy this show and I thought this episode was a good one. I liked the stuff between Lucy and Wyatt and, as usual, it was fun seeing famous figures from history. Houdini was adorable! I'm looking forward to seeing how things go from here and I'm crossing my fingers that we get a season 2.

"Frequency" - 1x11 & 1x12 - I'm enjoying this show as well and thought these two episodes were good. I had a feeling the Nightingale thing wasn't quite as clear as we thought it was gonna be so I wasn't that surprised by the twist at the end of 1x12 (although I am wondering if that was always the case or if something changed somewhere along the way). One of my main reasons for suspecting that something else was going on was because I thought it was too early for us to know who the Nightingale really is but it turns out the next episode is the finale! And I have a feeling we won't get a season 2 so let's hope for a good one.

Also watched: "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" 2x10, "The Librarians" 3x09, "Conviction" 1x12 and 1x13, "Bones" 12x01, "Elementary" 5x06 and "Scorpion" 3x13.

 
 
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Tracy
11 January 2017 @ 06:07 pm
It's been a while since my previous post again. I don't know why and I don't really have any excuses. Anyway, I have watched a few things since my last post (and I'm back at work now after my Christmas break).

"Teen Wolf" - 6x06 - I thought this episode was okay but as has become usual for this show nothing really makes any sense. I'm not sure what the Theo stuff is all about (I can't even remember when we last saw him, to be honest) but I'm glad someone remembers Stiles and I'm interested in how things might play out with that - even though I don't trust him at all. Sometimes I wish the show would just focus on the Stiles stuff instead of including other things that don't really make any sense.

"Scorpion" - 3x12 - I thought this episode was quite good but this show is doing a good job of making Paige really annoying. I can almost understand her blaming Walter for Tim leaving (even though it was Tim's choice) but having a go at him for not saying what could have been a goodbye to Cabe properly was out of line. Cabe knows how much Walter cares about him and knew exactly what Walter was trying to say when he said "it was a pleasure working with you". Just because Walter doesn't express his emotions the way she wants him do doesn't make him wrong or uncaring and she was unecessarily mean to him about it. I hope they fix her character soon because it could become quite tiresome.

"Frequency" - 1x10 - I thought this was a good start to the second half of this season. I had a feeling things weren't gonna go quite as planned now they know who the Nightingale actually is (I'm still surprised we found out about that so early). Now Raimey killed a suspect when he had surrendered and Frank has been in an accident with a kidnapped victim. That's not gonna end well, is it?

"Hawaii Five-0" - 7x12 - I was surprised how quick the cliffhanger was resolved as I expected the resue of Chin to take up the whole episode not just the first 10 minutes. I was also surprised that Chin ended up getting custody of Sara in the end. I know we're supposed to be on Chin's side but I'm not entirely sure if I think it's a good idea. Given his job and that he's a single person. I hope it works out for her anyway. No Danny again this week - I'm not even that surprised anymore - and Max is leaving?

"MacGyver" - 1x12 - To be honest, I'm not happy with this episode. Turning around and making Nicky not a bad guy after all and making Thorton some kind of mole we never even knew existed before this episode just didn't work for me at all. I was almost convinced there was something else going on because I refuse to believe that Nicky is really a good guy after she hired Murchoch to kill Mac. I'm still amost expected some kind of twist because otherwise I honestly just think this is really bad writing and I'm very disappointed. I was really liking this show and I hope the second half of the season isn't going to ruin it for me.

"Sherlock" - 4x01 and 4x02 - I've quite enjoyed this two episodes so far (not that pleased the end of 4x01 but it is what it is, I guess) and while I enjoyed 4x02 I didn't really know what was going on half of the time. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have been good as usual. Is this weeks finale the proper finale? As in last one ever?

Also watched:

"The Librarians" 3x07 and 3x08, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" 2x08 and 2x09 , "Elementary" 5x04 and 5x05, "Conviction" 1x10.
 
 
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Tracy
01 January 2017 @ 12:06 pm
Hello 2017. Let's hope for a good one (or at least better than 2016). To see in the new year last night I watched a couple of movies:

"Strange Days" (1995) - I've always thought this movie was a bit underappreciated. I'd seen if quite a few times before and did watch it a couple of new years ago. I think it's strange that even though it came out over 20 years ago it almost seems more relevant now.

"New Year's Eve" (2011) - I'm not a massive fan of this movie but as a New Years film it just works really well (I think there needs to be more movies set on new years). I think some of the story strands work better than others - I've always enjoyed the Michelle Pfieffer and Zac Efron part the most.

Anyway, since my last post I watched the "Doctor Who" Christmas special which I thought was okay - as a bit of Christmas fluff but I thought it worked quite well and I enjoyed the character of Grant. Shame it couldn't have been set in England though as I don't really think the US set ones work as well.

I also watched a few Christmas movies over the past week and that's always fun. I'm back to work on Tuesday so may consider taking my decorations down tomorrow.
 
 
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