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04 February 2011 @ 10:50 pm
luther  


...is pretty much my reaction to every freaking episode because holy crap balls HOW IS ALICE MORGAN SO EFFING AWESOME?! I don't think I'm supposed to like the crazy psychotic cold blooded killer who is a flawless genius but so totally bored with humans that they become fodder in her world view. Little toys to pull out of the box and play with til they are broken. WHAT?!



And John Luther, you are a driven vortex of purpose with fallibility and flaws. OMG THE FLAWS. I... dontevenknow. Just... somebody fill in this space with describing this man who is as selfish as he is selfless. How can he exist in his body? He is so at war within himself. I'm sure there's some looking into the abyss thing going on here but it is so much more than that. This character is compelling.

The two of them together? I haven't felt this intrigued by a relationship since Jack and Juliet. Where are these people coming from? What are their motivations? OMG. WHAT IS THIS CHEMISTRY? AM I SUPPOSED TO BE LIKING THIS? WHAT IS THIS? IS... THIS? IDEK WHAT THIS IS. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO FEEL ABOUT THIS? THEY ARE AN UNSTOPPABLE FORCE OF... I.D.E.K. ALEXITHYMIA. I HAS IT.

 
 
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Gwenhwyfar: Sera Myu- Reflective Neptunegwenhwyfar1984 on February 5th, 2011 08:57 am (UTC)
Sunny_Serenity...i think that in some strange scary fandom way we are psychically linked. The other day you did an X-Files pic spam...the same day that I had been thinking about the series for the first time in years. Today I was looking up Mean Girls and Buffy quotes, and now...look at your gifs...
Sunny: Buffy OMG Willsunny_serenity on February 5th, 2011 09:13 am (UTC)


universe, what are you trying to tell us? o__0
Zoidbergmajor_zoidberg on February 5th, 2011 10:56 am (UTC)
Yeah. Luther is awesome. Its weird to see Idris Elba as a British cop instead of a Baltimore drug king pin though. :P
Sunny: Life Reese made of awesomesunny_serenity on February 7th, 2011 08:33 am (UTC)
'Wow', is pretty much all I can say after each ep. LOL. Yeah, he is one of those 'He's NOT American actors?' I thought Dom was really from the east coast when I first started watching The Wire until I realised I'd seen him in some Brit film. That cast was superb!
borg_princess: cara-smileborg_princess on February 6th, 2011 04:05 am (UTC)
commenting in the right entry this time
Alice is insanely awesome. I find the dude kinda...not boring, but I'm not invested in him? I just love Alice SFM, she needs to have her own show where she's all amoral and a force of chaos and destruction. :D

It was pretty awesome when Luther went to her for help, though! \o/ Isn't it cool having your own psychopath handy for taking care of messy problems?!
Sunny: Angel bizzarro worldsunny_serenity on February 7th, 2011 08:27 am (UTC)
Re: commenting in the right entry this time
Alice, how are you so freaking creepy but INSANELY AWESOME? John on the other hand I think is designed to put you off a bit. He has to earn your like of him because while he's very good at his job he's kind of a shite at being human. I think they balance each other out in that way. She's EXTREMELY likeable and kinda seduces you into falling for her whereas John is very much so inaccesible and a get the job done so I can carry the worlds demons on my back person. Very much so the martyr he is. Yet another analogy of their 'partnership': She is the eye of the storm and he is the violent system that spins around that calm centre.

Shit, this is gonna be one of those Damaged People Make Damaged Relationships and I Can't Help But Watch This Trainwreck kind of shows for me. Damn.
borg_princessborg_princess on February 11th, 2011 12:04 am (UTC)
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Mmm, I do love the way you describe relationships, it's so spot on and laden with cool imagery. ^_^

I think it's funny how the psychopath is more magnetic and compelling than the cop trying to stay on the straight-and-narrow, lol! Oh, me and my fondness for villains...

The actress, Ruth Wilson, is just amazing. I saw her as Jane Eyre, and even then I thought she was beautiful, even though she wasn't made-up and had a crappy wardobe, but she was so very different in nature and then just totally transforms into this Alice bombshell, it's so cool!
Sunnysunny_serenity on February 11th, 2011 10:34 am (UTC)
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Heh, *blushes* it's cos I think in pictures which, is frustrating as hell cos I can't draw to save my life. Words will have to do I suppose.

Once again, I think the show is designed that way because you just know it's a matter of time before John crosses the line of morality he's toeing. Alice seems to make it okay for him to be a 'monster', if you will, because she stares that part of him straight in the eye without hesitation or defiance, but with acceptance. That acceptance is the missing component from his life that he needs to feel complete and justified in his being. He needs that to find out if his struggle is worth it. Almost as if his only peace comes from that knowledge of understanding the little grey bits are part of his human makeup and while it may be ugly, that's okay, because at least that one person gets it. Those things make the dynamic and, by extension Alice far more interesting. Her normal is something only he can get inside and understand, yet, as an audience we're not let into her why. So there's a vice versa thing going on at the same time. Sheesh, I hope that meade sense.

Barring the blond tresses that RW had to sport in Little Island with Naomie Harris, she was also very awesome there.