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May 24th, 2009
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La Chica de Ayer - aka Spanish LOM

I’ve been watching a bit of Spanish LOM - and I like it rather a lot.




Antena 3 online Ep 1 Part 1



I’m supposed to be going to bed like an hour ago, because I need to get up early in the morning, so I thought I’d just have a quick look. I don’t speak a word of Spanish and I haven’t bothered with the subtitles yet, so I know I’m missing a lot. However, so far they seem to be following our story very closely, so I can guess for now.


2009!Samuel has the same walk and body language as 2006!Sam in the opening scene.


When he talks the guy into giving himself up in the alley he seems more alive than our Sam.


“...explicitas”! I didn’t catch the rest of it, but I knew even before I caught that word, that this was the “not exactly awash with ambiguity” line!


Sam’s stubble is a bit distracting, because it’s the one thing in which he is so very different from Brit!Sam.


Ooh, the piano intro to Bohemian Rhapsody works so well here! Definitely brought a tear to the eye. Gorgeous.


The white light and the fog, and the increasing bass line in BR just work brilliantly to make this scene in the tunnel very spooky indeed. I really like it.


Jeez, what a point to end the first segment.



Antena 3 online Ep1 Part 2



He’s arrived in 1977, and he’s even got the red cords on!



“I’m an Inspector Jefe.”


After his first meeting with Quin, when our Sam was watching the car theft film, Ernesto is totally giving out the fear thing just with his eyes; he’s not doing the body language thing that John did. Impressive. I must do this again with subtitles. Soon!


Quin doesn’t have the amazing charismatic physicality that Gene does. He doesn’t fill the entire screen like Phil does - well, not for me anyway, not yet.


Is Cris looking at his bum there? As Sam walks towards what is presumably his own desk?


The hooker girl is really responding to Quin, and he’s positively fluttering his eyelashes at her! And then Sam steps forward with his modern, sympathetic approach and she totally closes up. Amusing.


Right, got to go to bed now - middle son has a chess tournament tomorrow (today) and I have to be up at 7 to take him. Hoping to watch the rest tomorrow, with subtitles.

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Date:May 24th, 2009 02:14 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting about this. I'll have to check it out. I have a feeling I'm gonna like it - it has to be better than the american LOM.
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Date:June 5th, 2009 08:56 am (UTC)
I'm absolutely loving it, even though I don't speak a word of Spanish. Episode 5 is seriously slashy, and some of the other episodes follow the original stories very closely, so it's easy to work out what's going on.

Episode 7 of 8 is being shown this Sunday evening, and should be available at Antena3 on Monday morning. I have no idea how long the show will be available on the website, so I'd recommend you make a start! If you just want a quick dip, go for Episode 5, Part 4, the first four minutes of which is the amazingly slashy park bench scene. Then back at the station there is a good scene of Quin looking along a line of suspects and pronouncing just by looking at them which ones are gay.
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Date:May 24th, 2009 05:45 am (UTC)
Ah! So I see you saw it too!

I have the subtitles on a separate document (I have yet to join them, since that meant downloading SOMETHING ELSE and I wasn't up for the agony) and it's actually quite interesting, so I didn't as much watch as I did hear, so I don't really know how the two were acting, but I liked what I did see. No, Quin=Gene, but, to me, he seems like he's going to end up an interesting character. I feel like he's going to have that deepness, even though he might not dominate Samuel yet the room.
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Date:May 24th, 2009 05:49 am (UTC)
OH! And I forgot to add, when Sam is talking to Cris--who remains just the cutest/clueless cop ever--about the murders and Cris keeps pointing at the fish bowl on Sam's desk references when Sam was freaking out (just before Quin steps out of the office) and asking for his PC, which starts a conversation between Cris and Ray about whether Sam's talking about fascists or fish.
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Date:June 5th, 2009 09:02 am (UTC)
Have you been watching? I'm gradually working my way through the episodes and enjoying it very much. I went back to ep 1 and this time round I could pick out Samuel saying "PCs", or as they hear, "peces".

Is that a new icon? I don't generally go for women, but Donna is gorgeous imo, and that's a great pic.

Do you know anyone who could do a transcript of the park bench scene? If necessary I can cobble together a translation without too much difficulty, but I just can't hear the words to start with.
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Date:June 5th, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
I've seen the first episode. I'm just kicking up my heels and waiting for others to do the work because, like you, I can't tell one word from the other. (S'why I will never take Spanish again. Ever.)

Yes, it is! I got a little tired of my old one, so I searched for a new Donna icon on photobucket and ta-dah! (I love Donna. She's just a big ball of awesome for me!)
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