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Futbol fever, I has it! I always get so excited. Of course, the time difference means massive time-shifting on the matches, so I won't necessarily see them at any point close to when they're being played. I could get up at 7 in the morning and go up to the pizzeria near here to watch, though. It's so, so exciting to know that it's finally being played in Africa. I don't know who I favor this cup, but I do know that as usual I won't be rooting for those bullies, the Italians. ::shakes fist at Juventus::

If there's anyone local who wants to watch some matches on the plasma, let me know!

Today is Day 12 - An episode you've watched more than 5 times

Ha ha ha ha. Five times. For me, that's the bare minimum of times I'd watch any episode I liked of a show I liked. Try 15. Also, vidders are people who watch episodes dozens of times for clipping, ideas, etc., so as a vidder, I laugh.

But for content? For the sheer love of it? I could pick hundreds of episodes, but I think I will go with Miami Vice's Score/Golden Triangle (which, sadly, is a naming convention only us old folks will remember, because for reasons I don't understand, Universal has taken to calling them Golden Triangle I & II. Gah). This was such a complex, tricky, constantly unfolding story, going from one point at the beginning and then veering into entirely different directions through careful plotting and pacing. It was sheer genius, and the kind of textbook thriller movie writing that should be taught in screenwriting classes everywhere. Crockett and Tubbs begin the episode undercover as hotel security, and get caught in a web of drug and people trafficking that results in us finding out about Castillo's wife (best surprise ending ever), and then turns into a backstory on Castillo, which morphs into a story of personal reVENge (TM, Lezlie Shell) and redemption and lost love and the best sending the woman off on a plane to be with another man even though you are so in love with each other ending since Casablanca. It was always so cut up on syndication (and I assume they renamed it for syndication because they were too stupid to put an episode called Score together with an episode called Golden Triangle in the scheduling process), where they inevitably took out the scene where Crockett and Tubbs go to Castillo and he reluctantly sanctions them to help him stop General Lao Lee (based on the real kingpin of the Golden Triangle back in the '80s, btw).

At least they usually kept the scene in where Castillo finds out who "ratted his team out" in Thailand, and chokes a guy almost twice his size nearly to death, with one hand in his pocket, while Crockett pulls him off the guy and calls him Marty. Ah, good times.

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Jun. 11th, 2010 09:15 pm (UTC)
Castillo! Looming spread eagle against the walls at ceiling level over the door!

I think I used pretty much all of both episodes in a vid I once made for him, lol.... *g*
Jun. 12th, 2010 06:06 am (UTC)
I know! Man, Bushido was great. I don't know if you'd find this interesting or not, but I was trying hard to find that clip on YouTube, and couldn't, but came across this little "movie trailer" that someone did for Castillo. It's actually quite good if you get past the goofy quality of the "universal pictures presents"

Jun. 12th, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
I remember those episodes and wish I hadn't wiped the old VHS tapes. Good times indeed.
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