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I liked it more than I thought I would to be honest. My friend and I saw it in High Frame Rate 3D and it did look pretty different. I'm not quite sure if I liked it or not but I didn't mind the 3D overall, especially in the eagles scene where their feathers looked pretty amazing.

The start was a little slow and I'll be honest that I did tune out a bit in the middle (yeah sorry Elrond, Galadriel and Saruman and then Bilbo and Gollum that was you), but from the escape from the goblins through to end I was really into it, and I kinda loved how they just teased Smaug.

But OMG Thorin. Favourite! Richard Armitage gave a great performance and Thorin was awesome is his grumpiness, and vengeance seeking and then the Bilbo hug at the end!! Yep, sometimes I'm predictable.

I did like Kili and Fili and Balin as well.

Martin Freeman, who well I have some mixed feelings about, really was a great Bilbo though. And uh made me realise even more that Elijiah really was an indifferent Frodo.

Very dude-tastic movie though. Cate Blanchett was really nice to see.

Also hi there Bret McKenzie. :D Nice they included him.

Soundtrack was great as ever. Love the recurring dwarf Misty Mountain theme.

I did realise today and that um, I really haven't read the book at all. *blush* I picked up a copy a few days ago to remedy this and started reading it tonight and dude I covered in the book what the movie covered in just over an hour and it was also definitely more than a third of the book. So not sure what PJ is doing with two whole movies but Peter Jackson is gonna Peter Jackson. The whole Thorin vs grandfather-killing-Orc story does add some extra element.

Which TV shows did you start watching in 2012?

Suits, Justified, Revenge (S1), Last Resort, Breaking Bad (S1), Deadwood, Legend of Korra, Political Animals (it counts I guess), The Newsroom.

Which TV shows did you let go of in 2012?

Hawaii Five-O (following via tumblr gifs at the moment, no regrets)

I haven't technically let go of Fringe but I also haven't watched any of S5 yet.

I don't think I let go of Dr Who this year, I think that had already happened.

I also am quite behind on Downton Abbey and not sure when I'l catch up.

Which TV shows did you mean to get into but didn't in 2012? Why?

I meant to keep watching Nashville, and I meant to progress further in Breaking Bad and finish Deadwood S2 but I seem to be getting stalled. Also OMG I really need to watch Friday Night Lights at some point.

Which TV shows do you intend on checking out in 2013?

See Breaking Bad and Friday Night Lights above, also wondering if I should give Elementary another go. I liked the pilot but it didn't really grab me, but people seem to be getting a lot of joy out of it.

Also need to watch Archer, and the Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood I have on my hard-drive. Maybe check out some of the Marvel animated stuff? IDK.

January is all about Suits and Justified returning to meee.

Which TV show impressed you least in 2012?

Hawaii Five-0, The Newsroom.

Which TV show did you enjoy the most in 2012?

It probably has to be Suits and Justified just on sheer enjoyment value, but I still have a lot of affection for Parks and Rec, Community, The Thick of It and The Good Wife.

La la la Yuletide. I meant to do things today but ended up drinking beer at lunch time and talking D&D as I'm gong to start playing again for the first time since 2005. There may have been a discussion about the alignment of the British Museum vs MoMA ... maybe. I love geeks.

Driveby rec:

The Legality of Being Human series by [ profile] warmlightforallmankind (Derek/Stiles, Mike/Harvey)
AU where Stiles is Harvey's half-brother and it actually works pretty well and there is lots of awesome banter.
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