“I’m your friend, James, but please explain to me as simply as possible what part of DO NOT INCUR THE WRATH OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH did you not understand?”

—George Castle to James Steel, Law & Order UK

Oh, James. XD

‘Honour Bound’ Law & Order UK series 2 finale

Really enjoyed this episode. It had my favorite characters doing their thing, and the title sort of directly applies to their choices and actions in the episode. They all do what they believe is the right thing to do, and it’s interesting how each goes about it in a different way, and more so how it puts them at odds.

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James: You can skate?
Alesha: Oh yeah.
J: What are you doing Saturday afternoon?
A: …Watching you fall flat on your ass.

—James Steel and Alesha Phillips, L&O:UK ep 2×05

Gonna miss the flirty interaction between these two so much now that Ben Daniels is gone.

Law & Order UK 4×01: James Steel on a mission

ID was a James Steel episode through and through… and since he happens to be my favorite character in Law & Order: UK, I just loved it.

It really showcased what I find fascinating about his personality, that he has this very strong idealistic streak that made him give up defense and that makes him so willing to take risks with his own career, but at the same time that idealism is laced with a certain arrogance.

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Law & Order UK: Brofists forever!

I’ve been watching the new episodes of the current L&O UK series, but I recently started watching from the beginning as well (this is one of the things I like about procedurals… you can just jump in without feeling lost). At any rate, Law & Order is Law & Order, which means it’s always good, but it being in the UK gives it a special flavor.

In general I love the characters (James Steel in particular rocks, I think he’s my favorite), but the point of this post is that the dynamic between Ronnie Brooks and Matt Devlin is just wonderful. Their snarky back and forth is so much fun to watch, and I really love how Ronnie tends to be the one the one that comes out on top in their banter (as we say in Spanish, “más sabe el diablo por viejo que por diablo”). Loved how he let Matt try to awkwardly speak French before revealing he can speak it in the very first episode; and then in the one after that, the scene where Alesha comes to enlist Ronnie’s help with food, and he only jumps at the chance once Matt shows up and gets miffed that she didn’t bring him food.

And then, of course, there was Anonymous, and the tension between them there, and how even if they’re pitted against each other, they’re still bros at the end of the day.

Rupert Graves, Law & Order: UK and Spooks

…And now it’s really been awhile since I last updated this blog.

My laptop got fixed, after three weeks, but then I sold it and got a new one. So, back now!

In the meantime, my obsession with all things Sherlock has progressed from Benedict Cumberbatch to Rupert Graves, who is in a lot of stuff! It’s a lot easier to get an actor fix when said actor guest stars on a lot of procedural dramas. And for this reason, I’ve watched his episodes of New Tricks and Law & Order: UK, and also sort of skimmed through a bit of Single Father. The later I’m not that into, but I’ll probably watch a bit more (yes, just for Rupert Graves, I’m shallow like that), New Tricks was amusing… and L&O:UK I loved and have started  watching. I already liked original flavor L&O and SVU, so it’s not surprising that I’d like the UK version (L&O + accents = win). Also, Jamie Bamber ♥! (No, I have not watched Battlestar Galactica… thinking perhaps I’ll have to correct that at some point).

The other thing is that, after quite a while of meaning to get around to it, I started watching Spooks. I enjoy the spy genre a lot and am just loving Spooks. I’m about to finish the first series/season, and will probably be posting about it after I do.

And yes, I’ve fallen way behind on the toku side. Oops?