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Have been binging on everything Christopher Eccleston's been in lately!! We were sorely shorted when he opted to play Nine for only one series of Who so I've been researching what made him such an "unlikely... but the right choice" for the character (according to Julie Gardener and Russel T Davies).

So far...

Crackers -- B+/A-
I didn't care for the main character in this. I was mostly watching it for Eccleston and then later for Penhaligan, the female police officer. I found the cases intriguing, as well as the main characters interactions with the case. The foil to all of that was his horrible personal life, and I found all of that a bit of a bore.

Revenger's Tragedy -- A+
I liked the movie by itself, although I'm not sure I ever would have picked it up if it hadn't been for my vested interest in seeing it.

As it was, I loved the costumes, the music, the look and feel of the movie, the other actors in it, and especially Eccleston. He was a bit mesmerizing with his performance.

Shallow Grave -- B or C
A very shaggy haired Ewan McGregor starred in this. It was... interesting. I have issue with movies that have characters with few redeeming qualities. The uglier side of humanity is ugly for a reason. I thought it was interesting to watch once, but I don't think I'd watch it again.

Our Friends in the North -- Still watching.
So far, I'm really enjoying it.

Heroes -- Heh
I started watching this before I watched Doctor Who. I remember his character and liked his performance. I watched his scenes recently and found him to be exactly as I remembered, only a lot more amusing because I kept seeing Nine instead of Claude.

Still on the list: Othello, The Second Coming, Elizabeth

Date: 2008-08-20 04:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mysticalchild_isis
Claude was my favorite character on Heroes, and one of the only reasons I agreed to watch it in the first place (although I adore Hiro, too).

And Revengers Tragedy sort of owns me.

Date: 2008-08-20 04:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirageofmae.livejournal.com
hah, your icon is awesome--

Heroes, yes, Hiro was probably my favorite character. I liked the actor who plays Peter from watching Gilmore Girls, so it was fun to see him in something new. But yeah, Claude was probably one of the more interesting characters on the show, especially as you watch "Company Man" and his interaction with HRG!! That was an awesome reveal and one of the higher points of season one. I liked the show because it hit a few of my sci-fi kinks: I liked the intertwined nature of the characters and the idea of destiny and predestination and self-fulfilling prophecy.

Re: Revengers Tragedy: That makes two of us. =) It makes me love words and language.


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