Thursday, December 22, 2011

Vidlet set

So one of the TV Realm challenges was the Bingo Challenge.  Oh, brother.  Choose a row and a column or diagonal.  You know.  Bingo.
So I chose the column starting with The End and the row starting with Memories.  Don't ask about the abbreviations.  I just don't even want to know!

Since I love making fanvids, I chose vidding for all of them.  Vids have to be over 10 seconds.  Not a problem. Making them shorter is a problem.  I hate cutting up the music.

The End had to be Criminal Intent, from the last scene in the series and it got long enough that it went on its own.

So far, along with The End, I've done Just Kiss The Girl (twice, once for the column and once for the row), Bliss, Shine and Dress Up.  Human Target is in Just Kiss the Girl and Dress Up.  Yes, even Guerrero dressed up in Imbroglio!  Watch out for them, that Dress Up vidlet is FAST.

Icons and Badges

For this TV Realm challenge I'm doing over on LiveJournal, it appears I need team signature badges and icons!  Who knew rabid fandom came with requirements!?  Awww, darn, so boring to make these.... NOT.

I have my Criminal Minds badge and icon (made from the badge):

And my V (2009) badges: the second was made by my friend havers as an example, so I knew what I had to do! (Thanks again Antje!)

All this insanity started with Law & Order Criminal Intent and so far, I only have one icon for it! Tsk!

So here are my Human Target badges and single icon.  So far.  I really need a  Guerrero icon.  What about one of him hanging upside down (from Kill Bob)?  XD 
Maybe one of him blowing up the Eldo.....

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Penny for Them

Actually, I'd probably give more than a penny to know what Chance is thinking here. This is from Imbroglio S2E9. Ilsa is not pleased to see him at the opera as she feels the pressure of her sister-in-law's visit.

This screen cap is from a clip I'm using in a vidlet set for a TV Realm Challenge which, with any luck, will be uploaded in the next day or so!  The theme for this vidlet is Dress Up and includes characters from a few different fandoms near and dear to my heart.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

TV Realm Challenge on LiveJournal

I've been a member of LiveJournal for quite a long time. (You can find me as quietfireca - surprise)  I never found LiveJournal easy to use and didn't get used to it even though I have friends there.  But my friend havers who does the Lovely Kathryn blog uses it all the time and recently did a series of challenges that had her making some really fun things!  So when the latest challenge in her group came up, I thought I'd give it a try.  I thought it might be an opportunity to make a bunch of mini-vids.  (These full length vids take at least 40 hours, usually more.)

So I joined TV Realm (which is a community of other nut cases like me) and was put in the Team Chiller group.  You can see my other completed challenge on my LJ just before this Matchmaker challenge.

This was the current challenge
Ep Summary: Matchmaker, Matchmaker, make me a match! Find me a find, catch me a catch.
Basically, here is the summary:

• Ep Details: You are the matchmaker. Put two tv characters who've never met before, on a blind date. Graphically or through writing.

• Graphics: You'll need 10 images total in your picspam (or multiple mini-spams) of the TV characters you're setting up on a blind date. You decide whether you're setting up one couple together, with 5 images of each person. Or multiple matches 1-3 images each. As long as you have 10 images in your entry, you're fine.

I thought that Guerrero and Kalinda from The Good Wife would make a most interesting couple. This isn't really my "thing", but when I put the photos together I had a good chuckle! I'd like to be a fly on the wall when these two are together! They do interesting things to cars...

Monday, December 12, 2011


I was curious exactly how old Mark Valley was, so I did a quick Google.  This photo came up and cracked me up!  (He was born December 24, 1964 so Happy Early Birthday, Mark!)

So if you're a drooling fan girl, enjoy this! lol! I don't drool....  Okay, possibly when he's Christopher Chance.  There are some more older photos where I found this here.

Boy, I bet this guy gets whatever he wants!

Still working on some Human Target stuff but I got sidetracked with the Criminal Minds vid I've been planning for months.  You can see it below (or if you're getting this as an email update, just click on the title and watch it on the web.)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Some Screen Caps!

Wow, I can't believe it's been so long since I posted...
Sometimes when I'm working on a video, I find some nice screen caps - sometimes they're just amusing.
I thought I'd share a few caps I found in The Return of Baptiste.  While you're looking at them, you can listen to this radio interview by Mark Valley.  I learn something new everytime I hear an interview - and no, I haven't heard them all.  Sigh.  He didn't even talk about HT!
Although I've recorded most of Harry's Law I haven't been keeping up with it.  I guess Oliver Richards didn't grab me fast enough...
Here is the link to that radio interview,  and here are your HT screen caps.  Just a very few from the start of the episode.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Chance's Special Talent - A Human Target Quirk

I'm pretty sure this was written for the guy viewers, but I can't help chuckle continuously when I watch this series of clips from Imbroglio, so I guess it appeals to everyone.

Thanks (I think) to writer Robert Levine for keeping a smile on my face.  Each one of the characters handles Chances "talent" in beautiful form.

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Embassy Row - from Bear McCreary's Point of View!

I have never gone back through Bear McCreary's blog, but this entry came up on my Google Alerts today even though the blog entry is from 2010.

This is completely amazing. I have enough music background to follow a lot of it, but a peek into the creative genius of Bear McCreary and how the music for the episode pulled together was a real treat.  

This video is just a small portion of his blog entry which you can read HERE. The details of Chance's Fight/Dance Tango sequence with Agent Barnes are especially interesting!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Guerrero and Connie Pucci

There is a very sweet story on (in the Human Target stories!) called Eavesdropping that reminded me about Guerrero and his reaction to Connie Pucci.  Since I miss these guys so much, it was an easy job to compile this set of clips from Imbroglio.

The actress guest starring as Connie Pucci is Olga Sosnovska.  I recognized her from an early episode of Law & Order Criminal Intent (Probability) where she was every bit as gorgeous as she is in Imbroglio!

The music during the last three clips is.... you guessed it.  La Traviata.

Chances Update

No, I'm talking about my video Chances!  Sorry to get you excited.
Well, YouTube giveth and YouTube taketh away....

I was wondering why Chances wasn't getting the usual number of viewings and when I checked, YouTube had unexpectedly blocked it:

.....your video is blocked in these locations:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bouvet Island, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

No, wouldn't it just have been easier to list the countries it was viewable in? 
Never fear, if you are in one of these countries and you'd like to see Chances, it's on Vimeo here!
Oh, yeah, I forgot, I can embed it here, too.  :-)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Communication Breakdown Photos

Ahhh, watched Harry's Law again this week and it just made me miss these guys even more...  Although Ollie Richards is growing on me.  It seriously annoys me he's not in every scene.  If the camera is focused on Kathy Bates, I'm not.

So here are a few pics from the set of Communication Breakdown.
Mark Valley looks like he's enjoying smushing Indira Varma's face into the leaves.  Bad Boy!

Perhaps she plans revenge with the knee? He still looks like he's having too much fun.  We all know Ilsa was barefoot in the jungle - do you like her little rehearsal booties? - not to mention the big fluffy jacket?

Here is the clip from that scene (in typical bad quality Blogger uploads - sorry!)  Doesn't it make you want to watch the whole episode?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Every Guy is Looking For a Woman to Tell Him What To Do

I found this year old interview with Chi McBride that I had never seen. He is discussing the changes in Season 2 and boy, he made me laugh.  The funniest part starts at about 4 minutes!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Harry's Law

So Mark Valley is now a regular on Harry's Law. I've watched 20 minutes of his first episode which I recorded the other day.  In that 20 minutes I kept expecting Chance to ditch the suit and go back to his offices with his real team!  This is going to be really disconcerting.  I'm not sure I'm going to hang in there.....  But it's nice that Mark Valley has a job.  And the dialogue can be rather entertaining.  Shall we say.....the jury is still out!

Friday, August 26, 2011


Ever noticed how Chance gets frazzled?
Ever noticed it happens when Ilsa is in danger? He yells at her.....   Hello?  It's particularly noticable in Imbroglio - he yells at her after she has just saved him from drowing.  Not exactly smooth, debonair or "under control"! 
It's okay Chance.  We understand what the problem is!

Video clips are from
Communication Breakdown
Imbroglio and
The Trouble With Harry
and I'm sure there are others!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Under Control?

"It's under control" is one of Chance's favourite lines at the end of Season 2.  He says it three times in The Trouble With Harry and at the very start of Marshall Pucci. But I think he was under quite a  bit of strain at the end of Communication Breakdown, S2E8.

This might just be my wishful thinking - to see Chance losing control of that guy facade - but I've examined the video clips numerous times (I cannot make a vid and not include them). 

In the first screen cap in profile, Chance really looks like he is cracking from the horror of what Ilsa has been through and shocked by how close she came to death.  I think Indira Varma did an incredible job in this scene. I could not take my eyes off her for many many viewings - it's one of those unforgettable tv scenes.  Her silent trembling and the incomprehension on her face as her eyes are riveted on Chance are haunting. And there is something around Mark Valley's eyes that makes me think he bought it, too!

From Communication Breakdown, S2E8

But when you flip around to face him, he has lost that vulnerability.  Pity!  But it's still an amazing scene with only her name spoken once.

From Communication Breakdown, S2E8

The music is Semi-Automatic by Boxer Rebellion and you can listen to it here.  I was going to embed the scene here, but Warner Bros claimed the rights and I couldn't embed it.  You'll just have to head for your dvrs!  And hopefully Season 2 will be released soon.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Location: Geneva?

I was watching the news recently and they had some shots of the new Vancouver Convention Centre from the water.  Aha!

Chance and Ilsa jumped from this building in Ilsa Pucci S2E1.

and this is Vancouver Convention Centre.
I think we have a match!
Next time I'm in Vancouver I might have to go on Human Target locations tour!

This post is for Saturn - because she misses Human Target, too!!

Here are some location photos I came across while they were shooting Ilsa Pucci.
Makes me want to go and watch the episode....

and here are a few of my screen caps from the episode.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Location: Steveston

This wasn't too hard to figure out!
This is one of the final clips from Kill Bob, S2E11 where Chance walks back down the wharf.  You can see him in this cap if you look hard!

And this is a touristy promotional photo advertising Steveston.

Here is a map of Vancouver with locations mentioned so far - so when you visit, you'll know where to go!  ;-)

And seeing we have that established, here are a couple of caps from the episode!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mark Valley moves to Harry's Law

It didn't take long for Mark Valley to land on his feet in another tv series. Hardly surprising!  Not sure I'll follow, though. I tried Harry's Law and it didn't take with me.  You can read more about the changes on

Mark Valley will always be Christopher Chance to me.  He was perfect.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ilsa's Passport

I'm a little confused over this!  From Communication Breakdown, S2E8 we know that Ilsa is Irish but grew up in London.  All EC passports are red, and this is not a US passport.  So can someone enlighten me?  I'm thinking it's a creation by the props guys....

from The Other Side of the Mall, S2E6

Friday, July 8, 2011

Tribute to Axed Series

I tripped across this awesome article today which gives information I didn't know about the mall shooting location (The Other Side of the Mall, S2E6) and some other fun details. The full article has photos and information about "V" as well.  Click on the article link at the bottom of this post to see more photos from the set.

#YVRShoots – Tribute to Axed Series As New TV Season Begins

POSTED July 7, 2011 BY Susan Gittins

....Next on the list of shows I wish had got another season is Human Target, also cancelled in June after two seasons on FOX. While I didn’t get to see as much of Human Target filming as V, what I did see was fun to watch because of the stunts. All three male leads — Mark Valley, Chi McBride and Jackie Earle Haley — did some of their own stunts at their big Christmas episode shoot inside the International Village (Tinseltown). I watched and photographed Valley practicing roundhouse kicks to limber up and saw Jackie Earle Haley do his own stunt-fighting. And Chi McBride, while not as athletic as his co-stars, proved no slouch either, bashing a villain extra with a Christmas bell while dressed in a boiling-hot Santa suit (a young woman kept his face cool with a portable fan between takes). Human Target saved the best for last though, filming its series finale on the roof of the Hotel Vancouver in a raging snowstorm. I asked the stunt coordinator David Chue how they achieved some of the visuals and yes, some of it was greenscreened in studio but a lot was filmed on the roof, too.
 FOX cancelled Human Target with a slew of other dramas in an overnight bloodbath to make way for new series.... 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Power of Ilsa Pucci

I started working on this blogpost long ago and it sort of morphed into the recent video because of the song lyrics, but it's finally time..... 

The title of this post isn’t referring to Ilsa’s power because of her wealth.  It refers to the effect she manages to have on Chance.  (Guys are just going to hate hearing this stuff about Chance, but.....)

Ilsa’s mechanism for dealing with things she can’t cope with is to turn and walk away.  I recognize it, because I do it.
There is a lot Chance won’t bend for (and that’s for another blog entry), but have you ever notice how often he’ll follow her when she turns away? Lucky Ilsa, she has the power.

Some of these clips can be interpreted that he's just following her to talk to her, but there is a definite pattern.  It isn't very often that he won't follow her. The last time it takes him a few hours to get going and a prod from Winston. 
Let me know if you think of other examples!

And in the very last clip, he *runs*.

Clips are from
The Return of Baptiste
The Other Side of the Mall
A Problem Like Maria
Marshall Pucci

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Do Chance and Ilsa sound a bit chipmunky? I've altered their pitch to help prevent YouTube blocking the video....  And sorry for the roll in some of the clip transitions.  I don't know why it does that when I don't get that happening when I make video.  ??????????????

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Human Target - Never Gonna Leave This Bed (Video)

This song works well for these two!  Enjoy!

Chance and Ilsa - I'm not ready to give up this pairing yet! A little bit of humour, a little bit of drama, a lot of attitude and a bucketful of chemistry.

Never Gonna Leave This Bed - Maroon 5

You push me
I don't have the strength to
Resist or control you
Take me down, take me down

You hurt me
But do I deserve this?
You make me so nervous
Calm me down, calm me down

Wake you up
In the middle of the night to say
I will never walk away again
I'm never gonna leave this bed, oh

So come here
And never leave this place
Perfection of your face
Slows me down, slows me down

So fall down
I need you to trust me
Go easy, don't rush me
Help me out, why don't you help me out?

Wake you up
In the middle of the night to say
I will never walk away again
I'm never gonna leave this bed, oh

So you say "Go, it isn't working"
And I say "No, it isn't perfect"
So I stay instead
I'm never gonna leave this bed

Take it, take it all
Take all that I have
I'd give it all away just to get you back

And fake it, fake it all
Take what I can get

Knockin' so loud
Can you hear me yet
Try to stay awake but you can't forget

Wake you up
In the middle of the night to say
I will never walk away again
I'm never gonna leave this bed, oh

You say "Go, it isn't working"
And I say "No, it isn't perfect"
So I stay instead
I'm never gonna leave this bed, ooh

Take it, take it all
Take all that I have
Take it, take it all
Take all that I have
Take it, take it all
Take all that I have
Take it, take it all
Take all that I have

Take it, take it all
Take all that I have
Take it, take it all
Take all that I have
Take it, take it all
Take all that I have

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Blueberry Football

or Soccer if you wish.  Keep your eyes on the blueberries. Whoop, there's a pair, almost a third.  Blueberry avalanche!  I think Chance would be just as happy kicking his feelings under the table in this scene!

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From Marshall Pucci, S2E13.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Love Lost

Love Lost is by The Temper Trap. This is the music that was playing at the very end of Marshall Pucci S2E13.  I leave it to you to figure out what they were trying to tell us!!  (Sorry if I leave you wanting more....   No spoilers for the UK crowd who are just getting this season on SyFy!)

I've uploaded this on Vimeo because the Blogger quality is soooo bad and Vimeo doesn't ask as many questions as YouTube....  so far.

You can hear it complete here:

and purchase it on iTunes.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Budding Thrillseeker and Trust

In the first episode of Season 2, Ilsa Pucci is put in a position where she really has no choice but to jump through a plate glass window from the 17th (?) storey of a high-rise in Geneva.  She looks pretty anxious about trusting Chance.
From Ilsa Pucci, S2E1

But in the final episode of Season 2, when she is again in a no-choice situation with Chance, does she look worried? Maybe she would be if she looked at his face! This time the trust comes with less fear.

From Marshall Pucci, S2E13
Here are the two scenes in video.

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Friday, June 3, 2011

The Softer Side of Guerrero

From Cool Hand Guerrero, S2E10
This post started out as just a photo, but then I got carried away.  I rediscovered this clip when I was making Where I Go and was completely charmed.  When I re-visited the whole scene, I though it was worth sharing more than a screen cap!
That "Ilsa put you up to that?" just cracked me up.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Scene Stealer - Carmine the Puppy

It's hard to upstage Mark Valley, but this little guy did it in the first clip.  In the second clip, I think Mark wins!

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From S1E12, Christopher Chance.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Location: West Georgia Street/Hudson's Bay Building

from Marshall Pucci, S2E13
I'm trying not to get started writing about this whole scene, because I adore it on so many levels, not the least of which was the *snow*!

It appears that Chance is dangling Ilsa over West Georgia Street.  The building to the left of Ilsa's back is the Hudson's Bay Company Building in downtown Vancouver at Granville and Georgia.  If you watch it in HD you can read part of the word "Company".

The Bay is a department store and outfitted the Canadian Olympic team last year.  They are famous for the red Maple Leaf mittens and for the Hudson's Bay Blanket!

 Now I'm trying to wrack my brains - I'm sure I recall a scene where Chance sits on a chair that has a Bay blanket drapped over the back... or was that on Fringe..... uh-oh.  Well! I guess I'll have to re-watch a bunch more episodes and see if I can un-earth the mystery.

So what building are they dangling from?  It's the Hotel Vancouver. But more about that another time.....  hmmmm reminds me of a pub rally during first year at UBC and a clue we had to get from the penthouse of the Hotel Vancouver.....

Thursday, May 19, 2011

V - Jack and Erica - Faithful (Video)

So far, the only connection I've found with V to Human Target is that they are both filmed in Vancouver and that Joel Gretsch looks freakishly like Mark Valley.  I got over that pretty quickly as their characters are nothing alike!  The music was so suited to V that I really strayed!
I hope you enjoy it anyway. 

If you are receiving this as an email update, please click on the title and view the vid on the web.  Kinda smug that I figured out a way to make the tears glint.

Jack Landry is faithful to God, to fighting the Visitors and to Erica Evans. Erica is faithful to her son Tyler, to fighting the Vs and ultimately to Jack.

Jack Landry is a fascinating character with a strong moral compass who speaks his mind. He is sensitive, caring and empathetic. He is the perfect feminine counterpart to Erica's masculine-tough, determined and in-control exterior. They are a wonderful pairing with a joint goal and enormously complimentary skills. He keeps her grounded, she pushes him to his moral limits and circumstances push him even beyond.

The Jack and Erica relationship is electric at times. There is a good reason Hobbes quips about The Thornbirds in the boxing scene. There exists a huge bond of trust between the priest and the FBI agent. They disagree -- Erica gets right in Jack's face numerous times - but they always come back to each other.

The biggest shake up to their relationship is after Joe dies and Tyler leaves. Erica becomes emotionally shut down to everything but anger and pushes Jack away. In her devastation and numbness Erica physically turns to Hobbes. Jack understands the kind of man Hobbes is and is crushed that Erica chooses Hobbes. After 12 years as a priest, he is poorly equipped to intervene on his own behalf. If Jack had shown up on Erica's doorstep instead of Hobbes that night or if he'd answered Erica's phone call, we'd have a different story. (Relax Jack, Erica called Hobbes the "break" she needed from real life, not exactly the basis for a deep lasting relationship.)

About the quote at the end: We'll leave it for Anna to figure out, since she's so hung up on finding the human soul....

As for Hobbes. Yes, he is a glorious hunk of masculinity. But he has an agenda, mixed loyalties and is basically responsible for Erica's ex-husband's death. He came as a paid mercenary and late to the party. Like Ryan, he was not up-front with his conflicting issues and betrayed Erica and Jack although at the end of Season 2 they are not aware of that yet. He also took advantage of Erica when she was vulnerable. He is not a good guy.

Thanks to my friend tjara for introducing me to this song. It is brilliant. It is so powerful and I thought it suited this pairing perfectly, although she is not a V fan so will not realize the gem she sent my way!

This vid is for my friend Susan E. -- a fellow V fan! -- who is having back surgery in a few days. I hope this takes her mind off it for approximately 4 minutes!

To enjoy this vid, Criminal Intent fans will have to get over that Joel Gretsch who plays Jack Landry also played the philandering obnoxious husband to Brooke Shield's character in Siren Call (S6E2) -- this character couldn't be more different and if you watch the V series, you forget him quickly.

Faithful Lyrics
(as best tjara and I could figure out!) -- by Cherine Nouri

There´s a whisper in this place
Like a prayer
Something sacred something true
It´s happening here
We are being blessed

We are now the chosen ones
You and I
as a silver thread winds down
on the moonlight
Tying me to you

I will be the one you know
You will be the one to know me
This is love that´s born to be
Forever faithful

We have touched but never touched
Skin on skin
But I´m closer to you now
Than I´ve ever been
Ever in this love

I will be the one you love
You will be the one to know me
We will give the love to be
Forever faithful

Everyday to me is drowned to
The light that´s in your eyes


And you will be the one I love
The one I love
To know me yeah
And I promise you to be
Forever faithful

(You will be the one I love)

You will be the one to know me
And I promise you to be
Forever faithful

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Human Target Cancelled by FOX

I’ve never had to write this kind of a blog post. My experience with Criminal Intent was quite different and incredibly rewarding. Far beyond any dreams I could possibly have had. I’m sorry I didn’t have the same amount of time to devote to trying to save Human Target because hard work does seem to have an impact at some level.

My deepest sympathies go out to the cast and crew who worked so hard to make Human Target the amazing production it was. I wonder if they are all in mourning? Or are they already in negotiations and signing contracts for their next endeavors? I’m in mourning, but comforted by the fact that I’ve got episodes to re-watch and examine – because there is lots still there to analyse and enjoy! So it’s not the end of this blog!

What are the reasons for the cancellation? I can only speculate.

If they are looking at the ratings – I’m certain they would have had more viewers if FOX had shown it consistently in the same timeslot. It wasn’t Where’s Waldo?, it was Where’s Human Target? It’s like they were deliberately sabotaging the show by moving it all over hell’s half acre. It became a target easy to miss.

Expense? Yes, I bet Human Target isn’t cheap to make. It’s filmed in Vancouver and the Canadian dollar is very high right now, so the exchange rate doesn’t improve the cost of the show.

Demographics? That would be an interesting study. When I first uploaded my Chances vid, the biggest group of viewers was guys 35 and under. That switched to women later and remains that way. Big Canadian viewings!

In Season 2, HT added the ladies as regular cast members and I became devoted to the show. I’m guessing a lot more women watched regularly now. That was a smart move on the part of the producers. After all, we’re the ones with the death grip on the household purse strings and who just might pay attention to the advertisers….. (Did the prime advertisers for HT change from beer in S1 to household cleaners in S2?)

I’d love to know what they pitched for a Season 3. Sigh. Whatever it was, it didn’t work….

And now I’m without Lie to Me, as well. FOX has not won any brownie points with me this week. The one bright spot is the public recognition of the Criminal Intent Binder Project by Kathryn Erbe.

Stay tuned! I’m not done with this blog yet!  I'm just side-tracked with finishing a V vid!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Human Target Season 1 Music

Throughout the first season of Human Target, the music was all composed by Bear McCreary, consisting of, as he puts it "... a dynamic adventure score in the language of classic cinema."  Bear worked with a full 60-piece symphonic orchestra every week.  It's a truly amazing feat. Visit Bear's site to see a list of all the other fabulous scores he has created. (You will definitely recognize them.) You have to be a very special kind of person to do this. Amazing man. "Amazing" seems to be the best word I can come up with to describe him and his accomplishments!  He received an Emmy nomination for the Human Target Main theme.

Opening Credits for Human Target Season 1

Bear McCreary
All Bear's music from Season 1 has been produced on a 3 CD compilation with over 3 hours of music.  It is a Limited Edition of 2000.

Bear maintains an up-to-date blog which surprised me.  All that talent and time to blog....

You can see him perform on YouTube here.  I see he's really new to YouTube.  Lucky us.  I'll be subscribing to his channel!

Well, it was my very lucky day when a package arrived from my friend Susan.  It was my birthday present, held captive by postal services and customs until yesterday.  In the package was the Human Target Season 1 Soundtrack.  WAAAAHOOOOO! 

Thank you so much Susan! I bet you can guess what I'm listening to right now!