Today’s lifetrack, Cinderella Man: Turtle.
I actually have NO IDEA what this movie is about (something to do with boxing and obviously starring Russell Crowe since he’s on the cover), but I love the score by Thomas Newman. It’s very Irish and energizing. I could use some energizing as all I wanted to do was SLEEEEEEEP this morning. I woke up, fed the dogs, and went back to bed.
I’m a bit behind on Revision Hell. Didn’t get around to ANY yesterday as I got caught up in the last of Season 3 of Downton Abbey. OMG. CUT MY HEART OUT, why don’t you? I still have the Christmas Special to go, and I am TERRIFIED of what they’re going to do because they have SO CLEARLY proven themselves to be a No One Is Safe cast (Episode 5: STABBITY STABBITY).
As a romance lover, I really freaking HATE stories told with a No One Is Safe cast. This is, as the name implies, a cast wherein anybody can be killed off. Master Joss is famous for them (I still haven’t forgiven you for Wash–:gives the evil eye:). And certainly they can be immeasurably POWERFUL as a means of wringing emotion out of the reader/watcher. I have…some tolerance for them. Sidekicks, okay. Mentors (hello Obiwan), okay. But because of my deep rooted love of romance, there are two groups that should never be touched IMO. You never ever kill off the love interest (GLARES AT JOSS AND NICHOLAS SPARKS) and you never kill the animal. SCREW the greatest sacrifice for love. They can be gravely wounded and shown in epilogue after major surgery recovering. BUT YOU DON’T KILL THE DOG OR THE LOVE INTEREST. I read for entertainment and for the happily ever after that doesn’t always happen in real life. You take that away from me, and I get MAD. Ergo, a lot of what’s on TV makes me angry these days.
After the disappointment of the end of Hell on Wheels Season 2, once I finish this, I am in need of some COMEDY. I’m doing layout at work right now, so I usually have something up on my second monitor while I drag and tweak. It’s one of the rare occasions when I watch stuff without hubby. Trying to decide what else needs to get added to my list that he isn’t interested in.
Anyway, how do YOU feel about the No One Is Safe cast? Is all fair in the name of story? Or are you on my team and want your happy?