almaviva90: (P&H - Partners)
WHAT. Is ITV seriously considering ending the Poirot series when we're only SIX episodes away from finishing the whole thing? I know that articles from The Sun should usually be taken with a pinch of salt but if this is true, I'm going to get very frustrated indeed.

However, I've just sent in an email to viewerservices@itv.com to ask them to reconsider...it will be such a bloody shame for the series to end just because of funding problems. Any help counts so please send in an email too if you have the time...don't let this turn into another Granada Sherlock Holmes where the definitive Holmes (Jeremy Brett) wasn't able to finish the series...at least give the definitive Poirot (David Suchet) the chance to finish the series as it was meant to finished in the form of the last story of Curtain where Poirot and Hastings are reunited for the last time to solve a case.
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My book on Wellington finally arrived this afternoon...just a week after the other book arrived last Wednesday. It's not a hardcover as I thought it would be (the booksellers seem to be all wretchedly unclear as to whether the copies they have are paperback or hardback since both of them weirdly seem to have the ISBN number) but alas, what can one do? At least it's readable, that's the most important thing. Perhaps I'll try to get a hardback version next time.

Watched a couple of Poirot episodes last night...and goodness me, it was extremely entertaining to have refreshed my mind about these episodes. I nearly forgot how hilariously funny they were; with Hugh Fraser's Hastings as always stealing the show with his adorableness although really Hastings wouldn't be half as funny if David Suchet's Poirot wasn't there to complement him. There was one extremely amusing moment in the last episode of the first series (The Dream) where Poirot laments that his little grey cells might be deserting him:

Poirot: ...a sign that they are weakened by old age and the fast living.

Hastings: I wouldn't call your life exactly fast.

Poirot: Oh, not perhaps now, Hastings but in my youth?

Hastings stares at him in amazement.

Hastings [astounded]: Really? [Pause] Really?

Poirot shrugs.

Poirot: You see one pays to settle one's account.

Hastings [utterly disconcerted]: I say.

What else can I say? I love these two. =P
almaviva90: (Captain Hastings)
You know you're a slowly becoming a military historian/geek when you a) watch a television series, b) examine the various medals, badges, etc on the uniforms worn by some of the characters and c) research those said medals, badges, etc and note the details down. Yeah, that's what I did before I went to bed last night (yes, I know I'm sad)...examining and researching the insignias on Hastings' uniform in the television adaptation of The Mysterious Affair at Styles and I must say the costume designers are extremely accurate in getting the historical details right. Though they probably made up the fact that his regiment was the 7th Royal Fusiliers (signified by the collar badge on his lapels) since Agatha Christie never told us which regiment he was in and probably decided to put any old medal ribbon on his uniform, I noted these things:
Slightly heavy pic spam... )
almaviva90: (Captain Hastings)
I'm noticing more and more recently that though actors can play characters who are great friends in one book/series/film, they can also play each other's enemies in another...take the example of David Suchet and Hugh Fraser who play the fantastic duo of Poirot and Hastings in the television series...



...but play both Napoleon and Wellington respectively (though in two totally different films, I have to say!) who as we all know were historically enemies:




[They also look eerily similar to the real life historical people they were portraying...O_O]

As Hercule Poirot would say: 'Interesting. Very interesting.'
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A sign that you're newly obsessed with something is when you start ranting about how horribly some people draw the characters...

"Why is it the fate of Hercule Poirot to live among such philistines?" )
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Hurrah! My little sketch of Hastings and Poirot has finally been finished (and David Suchet's left eye has finally been restored, lol)...it's over here =)

*is tempted to sketch or even write some fanfic but knows that she can't until she gets her essay/exams out of the way*

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