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Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
The heard word is lost, the written letter remains...
Hotel Babylon Series Two, Episode One

*happy sigh* I'm so glad it's back.

I have to say, these new uniforms = hawt. I kind of miss the green and red, but I guess it was really too....festive. I miss The Hair. Now with 75% less curls.

After seeing this guy in the first series, he began to pop up in EVERYTHING. Saw him play Agatha Christie's husband in a special about her, and then Anthony Trollope's He Knew He Was Right and a load of other British series. Decided that he's awfully cute and I'm glad he made the opening titles.

Luke, Tony's protege and added Eye Candy for the new series. Awfully pretty, isn't he? But he has a very sexy Scottish accent.

Pretty straightforward plotlines in this episode. I saw the twist in the plotline about the MP and her cheating husband coming from a mile away. Charlie and Jackie need to get back together. I'm not sure I like the idea of Charlie and Rebecca hooking up, which seems to be the none-too-subtle direction that the writers are going in.

And now, for a few more screencaps.

The idea of the initiation I remember reading in the Hotel Babylon book (on which the series is based, obviously). Nothing about picking up peas or having a lobster put down your trousers, but tap dancing on the fryer is book canon. I just love Tony and James here though. They're clearly about to pwn Luke (that's a bowl of peas they're about to spill on the floor and make him pick up with tweezers. Again.).

The boys decide to infiltrate the Burlington Hotel to retrieve stolen items in one of the subplots. Those Burlington uniforms are kind of hawt. Might look better without the gaudy epaulettes though. And why has Martin Marquez (Gino) shaved off the moustache? He looks naked without it.

Unfortunately, they get caught in the act by their bizarro Burlington counterparts. And no, I'm not screencapping the outcome. Libby's childhood adoration for Dexter Fletcher in Press Gang might be severely affected by it. In any case, I wasn't complaining much.

Current Mood: pleased pleased

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classics_lover From: classics_lover Date: February 18th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is such a great, fun show. Pity there wasn't more fuss made of Charlie being shot, though. They seemed to have half-forgotten about it.

What about the husband and wife lock-up? I thought it was such fun with the girls and the boys competing. :-P
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: February 19th, 2007 08:30 am (UTC) (Link)
I liked the plotline, actually. Especially the nice touch at the end with Jackie consoling Mrs Poldark after her indiscretion. Anna is completely horrible, but I can't help but love her and her need to be at odds with Charlie.
dives From: dives Date: February 18th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

We shall never speak of what happened at the Burlington again.

I think my favorite part was probably the spaghetti-Western eye glaring between the two groups.

I blame it on only having just woken up, but the twist did catch me by surprise. I mean of course the Texan was a plant, but I really ought to have seen it all.

You know, people rag on it, but I really enjoy this show. It's fun and light and non-depressing, which is really what I need after the constant downer of Dirt (man, that show is so depressing).
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: February 19th, 2007 08:33 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: We shall never speak of what happened at the Burlington again.

I was reading UK newspaper reviews and most of the critics seem to think it's a pretty awful show. I think they're taking it too seriously, to be honest. It's meant to be a bit silly and entertaining.
From: lillibetpip Date: February 19th, 2007 12:54 am (UTC) (Link)
*is oficially curious*

I'm so glad you enjoyed Little Britain. I've had a v. busy weekend too. But more on that later. Did you work out a plan for Wednesday?
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: February 19th, 2007 11:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Not one that involves me getting to St Ignatius, sadly. I really hate to miss a HDO, but at this point, I have no options. Dad can't fill in for me because he's going to be making deliveries to the coast, and there's no way I can be back at my place by 5:15 to be picked up. :(

It was great for you and your parents to make the suggestion, anyway. :)
imbeiaiel From: imbeiaiel Date: February 19th, 2007 12:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's utterly daft but utterly charming at the same time. Dexter Fletcher in a vest more than makes up for any shortcomings in the plot :).
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