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pls excuse the gushing

First, many thanx to those who pseudo-tagged themselves with that movie meme: had a lot of fun seeing how you responded, and, even cooler, I've added a few movies my Netflix queue based on y'all's recommendations! Tho it might take some time before I actually get to them: I have, after all, over 200 items in the queue, LoL!

And now for the gushing.

So there I was on Netflix adding Angela's Ashes to the queue, and it popped into my head to see if they had anything with Michael Praed in their system: that's me, ever the optimist... nothing. Then, for some reason I decided to follow my thoughts, and searched for him in imdb, of course seeing "pilot tv movie" Robin Hood and the Sorcerer as well as the series itself Robin of Sherwood. For some reason my tangan was gatal ["my hand itched"] to check out the specific DVD info pages for each of these: usually there's nothing there apart from confusing info on UK-released stuff.. but this time, I almost got a heart attack from the *thrill* that surged through me...

omg omg omg omg omg Robin of Sherwood is FINALLY available in Region 1 DVDs! Just released, like just about a month ago??!!! omg omg omg omg omg!!! Michael Praed is the yummiest Robin EVAH! And the sarcastic Will Scarlett! And the oh so yummy Nasser the Assassin! *swwwwwwoooooooon!*

[yes, *lynne* has regressed to a mental age of 15 or so]


okay it's not *just* hormones talking here...

... one thing that struck me about RoS was how it retold the well-known tale by adding a layer, a foundation even, of British myth and lore, thus providing a deeper meaning to Robin's actions: he wasn't "just" righting wrongs, but also discharging a holy duty bestowed upon him by Herne the Hunter, to bring things into balance, to stop the corruption of the administration which was in turn causing the corruption of the very land itself... Looking back, I think that my fascination with the importance of "perspective"/"context" [without my knowing those terms/concepts yet] was really born here: seeing how a tale I thought I already knew could take on such powerful meaning when viewed within a different framework.


Good times.

Now to figure out how to convince Kosh to get it, even though we've not made much of a dent in the Babylon 5 Season 5 DVDs that we've had since December, LoL!

UPDATE @ Sunday ~3pm: Told Kosh about this discovery, looked it up on Netflix, and guess what? It's now available there?!! Guess what's been bumped up to the top of the queue? LoL! Should be getting my hands on Disc 1 by Tuesday, whoo hooooo!


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