Soaring Simpson

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  1. Thamks Deb n Mellody for organising this fab evening
  2. I like your version of the Jon Dany Arya triangle. The usual J kills D doesn’t feel right to me. But in all these scenarios, what does Drogon do? After episode 4 I was expecting Dany to do something unspeakable that shocked her into going back to Daario and Meereen where she was loved (Daario probably being more tolerant than Jon about irrational burning alive episodes) leaving the way open for Jon and then Sansa. Now Meereen probably won’t want her, and Jon and all who fought for her won’t be welcome in King’s landing. Leaving Sansa or (please no!) Bran. For me, SOMEONE has to win - they can burn the throne down or usher in a democracy in their coronation speech if they must I thought the last episode was rushed, and didn’t like the series of iffy decisions from Jon, Tyrion and Varys, but loved both the Battle and the 3 quiet subtle episodes. But I’d spotted the signs of Dany losing her grip, noted that Arya had already become bessie mates with someone on her kill list and forgotten about the Mountain (besides, she deserves a happy ending). Neither was I surprised Jamie went back to the woman he’d been with for over 30 years (and was his twin) [And the headline “Parents who named their daughters Khaleesi respond to episode 5” has been cracking me up all week. Although the fact that one said “she hasn’t really done anything wrong” is a bit worrying,]
  3. Bump! Surely someone out there wants to swap predictions? Offer finishes Monday (or Sunday in US)
  4. Lovely Mika voice. Would have preferred piano as the only instrument though
  5. I think that’s right. My first was, ahem, John Pertwee (3rd), and I really did hide behind the sofa. He just defines the Doctor for me, though I now know he was very untypical - he stayed in GB cos of BBC budget cuts. But I really liked David Tennant (10th). And not just because he’s hot - he, too, seemed Doctor-like to me
  6. I thought it was a good end for PC, and liked the Christmas armistice twist. (Thought the last two series were completely different from each other though). The new doctor seemed better than on the pre-publicity - younger and less consciously quirky, so let’s hope.
  7. Seems to be trying too hard to be quirky
  8. Incidentally, I fished The Pirate Loop off my shelf - it came out just before I discovered Mika. I did post on here about Russell T's Mika love, and Any Other World, though - in the old Famous Mika Fans thread
  9. Jodie Whittaker - totally failing to post the link
  10. No Bill, and a fashionably female Who. Hmmm
  11. I don't think it really exists any more, I have no idea what "class" the people around me are. Few people in the uk know anything about their ancestors, unless they're aristocracy (Ok, the Queen and her family ARE higher class). Unless your Canadian family was very rich or related to George Washington or someone, they probably wouldn't give class a second thought. They'd just be ordinary, like the rest of us. A few people like to designate themselves a class (usually working class), though their reasons seem very nebulous - they just pick whatever makes them feel superior. Having said that, most people, whatever their wealth/ancestry/accent/behaviour would laugh loudly at the idea that money can buy class. Popularity, power, success, your heart's desire - unfortunately yes, often. But class - no.
  12. So when did I last go into raptures over a performance eh? Eh? I thought he was 100% Wow! Mika the musician - voice like chocolate mostly, but varied, Mika playing the piano, Mika singing with expression but not hamming it up, Mika appropriately dressed and coiffed (albeit not curly) in a way more suited to the UK. First time since LICM he's done himself justice on British telly IMO. Disclaimer - this not something I know much about, but... This sort of tv usually wants hits - and here Mika's are all frim LICM, 10 years ago. Which would have screamed, HAS BEEN! Better tactics to do a cover, I M O. Art of Song - everybody on the show has a Radio 2 show, (this was a Christmas special) and the players are some of the top hosts - putting mention of his show among them should help, and R2 listeners are a BIG group that buy Mika's sort of music, and like cover versions - a lot of radio progs, unlike tv, like their guests to do something just for them. But as I said - not my subject And as I also said - Wow (Is there such a thing as a fairly well viewed performance, whoever by, that doesn't get slagged off on Twitter n Fb?)
  13. When I saw the cover I thought "Wow, that's the first time I've seen him looking hot in a suit" Wasn't there going to be a collection of his magazine (Republica?) column in book form?