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Life: Everything....All the Time


Sex scenes are very hit and miss.  Easy to get wrong.

Damian Lewis!  *hugs him and ruffles his hair*  Good job!  Very nice job.

You were very in-character in that scene with the ex at the car.  You kiss like Crews.  Awesome.  Very specific you are.  Nice stuff with the hands.  We can feel the heat.  Relaxed face, good.  Your whole body is into it.  Nice, nice work.  Good boy.  *claps and claps*

Also, he just moves very well, n'est-ce pas?  Watch him get out of a car and walk, you know, in a direction.  He just has a great facility with his physical self.  I think he works out.  And did you see him pulling over Jack Reese?  In the jeans?  He's deceptively fucking hot.  (I might be a little off the plot tonight, please to excuse me.)

In summary:  I am happy with him.  Ladies?

(Crews' ex is very, very beautiful and sweet, but unless she was massively drunk, I'm calling her a tease.)

Ok *straightens clothing*. 

The Most Awesome:

Reese:  "I want the big one in lockup."
Crews:  "If that's what you want?  That's what you shall have."
Reese:  "On what charge?"
Crews:  "Assaulting a police officer."
Me:  "YESSS!"
Crews:  straightens tie
 
My other favorite moment was when Crews walked past Marty, as Marty was working out.  Marty:  "I'm not talking to you."  Ha.  It was so randomly funny.

I also liked the running joke about Reese being uptight.  This only really works because...the fact that she's even open to considering his opinion of her is a newish thing.  It goes to the development of their partnership, as we discussed last week.

I'm SO happy they didn't have Ted cave to Jack Reese and consider betraying Charlie.  That would have been wrong for his character and very disappointing.

Ok, shutting up.  Thoughts?

 

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aunt_deen
Oct. 4th, 2008 01:53 pm (UTC)
The ex was not massively drunk and she was totally a tease. Taking his hand when she's supposed to be focused on the traumatized girl, the whole turn-around-at-the-car-with-your-hands-behind-you thing, and when he's finally hooked and groping her in the back of the car she takes off her blouse, makes a breathy, pointed reference to things she remembers ... and then stops him cold. "I can't, Charlie. It's my husband's car."

Bitch.

But I'm very grateful to her for all the things you mentioned above, mary.

I'll probably have more to say when I watch it again.
misreall
Oct. 4th, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
When he got out of the car at the end, wearing that black, Western-style shirt and jean, there was silence in heaven for the space of a minute.

(Oh, I hate the ex-wife. Always have, always will. I thought that cutsy little business with "I remember that," was going to make me sick. On the other hand I really wish they had gone further. Cause, you know, him.)
marymary
Oct. 4th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
When he got out of the car at the end, wearing that black, Western-style shirt and jeans

Yeah, yeah, yeah that's exactly what I was talking about above. Nice, huh?

there was silence in heaven for the space of a minute.

Ha.

and when he's finally hooked and groping her in the back of the car she takes off her blouse, makes a breathy, pointed reference to things she remembers ... and then stops him cold.

Yeah, ITA. That's just not how that goes, unless a) drunk or b) tease. Plus, if the car is the issue. First of all...huh? Secondly, find somewhere else. (I know, you lose the moment, but be a grownup and own it lady.)

I thought that cutsy little business with "I remember that," was going to make me sick.

Right. She was just too bright and playful about it to be so mortified mere seconds later. Is it possible that actress is simply missing her angst muscle or something? That scene should be, "no, no, no...except don't stop just yet."
edgeriffic
Oct. 4th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
Also, he just moves very well, n'est-ce pas? Watch him get out of a car and walk, you know, in a direction. He just has a great facility with his physical self. ....In the jeans? He's deceptively fucking hot.

Ah, I remember you saying this about our other teevee-boyfriend-in- common---The way of moving through and inhabiting space. And ITA. This seems particularly true of DL when getting out of the car and approaching what you think is a perp, as in the pilot and last night.

He was rocking that brown shirt (and jeans I think) in the earlier scene with the ex and Rachel, and then again rocking the ensemble in the scene with Jack Reese you mentioned. I want to dislike the tucked in front and out in back, because it seemed too...something, And yet I can't dislke it because....he's rocking'' it.



marymary
Oct. 4th, 2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
Hey, edge! I'm doing "comment" not "reply", so you won't get an email... Pop back in or track if you want to. :-)
edgeriffic
Oct. 4th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)

I also liked the running joke about Reese being uptight. This only really works because...the fact that she's even open to considering his opinion of her is a newish thing. It goes to the development of their partnership, as we discussed last week.


Yes, I thought of your points on this when I saw these scenes. And, he does the same thing later when he worries about whether he does indeed say everything that comes into his head. Kind of a subtle step forward, both caring abut what the other seems to be criticizing... both letting the other get under their skin a little bit.

I'll vote in favor of the UST with them--I think they continue to build the trust/friendship/partnership veeery gradually, add a few little moments of hotness, but not, as our lovely hostess said earlier in the week, turn it into a relationship, or even an interlude.
edgeriffic
Oct. 4th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)

In summary: I am happy with him. Ladies?


::: raises hand ::

Yes, oh yes.

I was thinking today as I watched that I so fell in love with DL in Band Of Brothers, and remember laughing at myself for rewinding back to the short little banter/quippy things (like the exchange with Guarniere in the back of the truck about him not being a Quaker after all). Laughing because in a war movie, you don't get the romance/sex scenes you'd like for your leading man --- you have to "make do" with the moments of camaraderie that reveal a little of the man beneath the uniform, if you know what I'm saying.

I'm not even sure what I'm saying---probably just that, being in tv lust with him as I am, it's nice to have him playing a character who is not only complex and funny and charming and moving, but is getting some.

Profound, yes? ;-)
marymary
Oct. 4th, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
Ah, I remember you saying this about our other teevee-boyfriend-in- common---The way of moving through and inhabiting space.

Yeah, I never did write that BW essay from inside my head. :-)
edgeriffic
Oct. 5th, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)
Now it can be a compare and contrast. :-)

I still love your essay about the lusting after the men in kids tv. I was thinking of it the other morning---Thomas and the Magic RR popped up on on cable and I called G. in and we watched for a few minutes. His 9 year old self was realizing for the first time what a truly wacky movie it is. His 2-6 year old self just loved it with no reservations.
marymary
Oct. 5th, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC)
That's so funny. I can imagine....! It IS such a nutty movie. (I still have a thing for Junior, though.)
marymary
Oct. 4th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
This seems particularly true of DL when getting out of the car and approaching what you think is a perp, as in the pilot and last night.

Isn't it funny that we all notice that? Maybe it's just that these getting-out-of-the-car scenes are the ones where the camera pulls back far enough to properly watch him move.

I want to dislike the tucked in front and out in back, because it seemed too...something, And yet I can't dislke it because....he's rocking'' it.

Ha. That's so funny, cause I had that exact same experience watching Colin Farrell on...I think it was Ellen. That was the first time I'd seen the half-tucked half-not shirt. And I wanted to hate it too, cause it's so...purposeful. But I had the same reaction like, "Oh no...but somehow...guh." DL can pull it off. Especially cause we're loving the contrast between that and the suits.
marymary
Oct. 4th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC)
Profound, yes? ;-)

YES, actually. Each movie or show has its own....palette. Its own scale.

Like, in BofB you're right --- you get lightness but it's only so yummy in contrast to the sadness, violence, drama and horror. And Winters himself...DL's performance in that is SO minimal, that you have to learn to read it. You can see when he's upset, or moved, or afraid or affectionate, but it takes awhile to see that. (Which is why I so strongly recommend repeat viewings. :-)

Likewise the UST. On Life, we'll need to see some serious smolder from him, toward Dani, if it's going to be effective. In BofB, Winters brings Nixon to the liquor cellar, and I feel like it's kinda hot! The scene by the lake is like a marriage proposal.

So it's absolutely delightful to see him show a different end of the range. Still so subtle, but he gets to swing a little bigger in this one.
tuesday_suit
Oct. 5th, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
This was the first episode I'd seen, so my comments won't be as well-thought-out as yours, but here they are anyway:

In the jeans? He's deceptively fucking hot. (I might be a little off the plot tonight, please to excuse me.)

Um, yeah. That was my favorite scene. What a lovely ass that man has. (I mean, he's no CKR, but still. ;-)

I also liked the running joke about Reese being uptight.

That was hilarious. I obviously don't know too much about their partnership, but I thought it was very funny nonetheless.

So the blonde with the car is his ex-wife? Yowza.

Damian Lewis! *hugs him and ruffles his hair*

Awww. I liked him too. :-)

My favorite line:

"There's the kind of connections that you have, which get you floor seats at Laker games. Then there's the kind of connections that we have, which get you life in prison."

I liked that line and I liked watching him while he said it. :-)

Now for a dumb newbie question: what's with the apples? Does he have a vitamin deficiency? Not that watching him eat them isn't incredibly sexy....as long as I don't allow myself to be reminded of Geoffrey Rush in Pirates....
marymary
Oct. 5th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
Ha! tues is here! Fantastic. I know you'll love this show. *insert standard finger-wagging about watching it from the beginning*

So the blonde with the car is his ex-wife? Yowza.

Yeah, she's shockinlgy pretty, isn't she?

Now for a dumb newbie question: what's with the apples? Does he have a vitamin deficiency?

(You know he went to prison for 12 years for murders he did not commit, right? Which is where he got the zen philosophy...)

Crews cannot get enough fruit. Apparently you don't get fruit in prison, and he promised himself that when he got out he'd always have fruit. In the pilot, he buys an orange orchard. :-)

What a lovely ass that man has. (I mean, he's no CKR, but still. ;-)

It is lovely. And it's better than CKR's ass, if I'm being fair. I love you for the solidarity, hon.

And at the same time...I don't want to compare them. I have enough love to shower it on DL and CKR both. Apples and oranges, as it were. ;-) Why limit myself? Love is limitless. Love is another name for energy of the universe, which will not be contained. We are merely conduits for the energy. On this, Crews and Leoben agree. *they high-five me* *and then do other things*
aunt_deen
Oct. 6th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
. On this, Crews and Leoben agree. *they high-five me* *and then do other things*

I love the idea. But would it be possible for Charlie to do those things with another incarnation of CKR? You'd know better than I would, but I just don't see him interacting in any way with BSG. My brain wants to shut down.

However, I think Charlie and Duck would get along beautifully.
mary_the_fan
Oct. 6th, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
*g* I was thinking they would be more focused on me, but I'm happy either way.

Yeah, absolutely. Crews would love Duck. (Satan would love Duck.)

Hmmm...Crews is so not bi-curious, is the problem. (Leoben and Crews at least have the rocks in the stream thing on which they could connect. But they'd probably talk and talk until I fell asleep.)

How about Crews and Ray K? I actually think they'd make an adorable couple. Crews has his Fraseresque qualities.... Crews would seriously drive Ray bonkers with the zen. *g*

Crews and Billy could have a you-can't-touch-me-yes-that's-right-I'm-unflappable staredown. That could get hot after a few minutes.
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