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19 February 2007 @ 07:15 am
The Black Donnelly's -- Yes, Tis Awesome  
Okay, I get it. I finally watched The Black Donnellys thanks to a desdemona_x -- a link I found at wisteria's lj. Really, really excellent show. I mean REALLY excellent. It had absolutely everything you would want in good TV and then some. Whoever is the actor playing Jonathan Tucker as Tommy is wonderful, just wonderful and the fluidity of the story told was just outstanding. I'm definitely recommending this one to everyone on the planet.

I must demur with the crowd though, I have a very strong feeling that I'll prefer the Snow Patrol song over the final scene rather than the one that's in place now. I didn't really like it and I imagined a couple of SP songs there that I thought would work much better, but I guess we'll see. Even though I've watched this now, I'm pretty sure I'll be watching it again come premiere night. This one's a keeper.
språkspionfalena84 on February 19th, 2007 12:47 pm (UTC)
I know, I know!
I watched the pilot when it first came out (leaked?) in July and I can't wait for the series to start properly.

This show is so promising and I'm in love with Tommy already. hehehe.

I have a very strong feeling that I'll prefer the Snow Patrol song over the final scene rather than the one that's in place now.

Really? I loved the song they used [Rebellion (lies) by Arcade Fire] and thought it was perfect. I mean, the lyrics are not exactly fitting per se, but I thought the crescendo music just went along nicely with the climax of the sequence. Just my opinion, though.
Arabian: TVarabian on February 19th, 2007 12:51 pm (UTC)
Oh everyone says the same thing about the song, but I REALLY didn't like the singer. I mean, I could be wrong, but I love SP and they have quite a few songs that have a rising crescendo and ones I could really see fitting, so I'm thinking I may like it better.

It is awesome, though. SOOOO good.
språkspionfalena84 on February 19th, 2007 12:59 pm (UTC)
I like Snow Patrol too, but I really, really love Arcade Fire, so I'm probably biased. :P

Yes! I hope the rest of the series will be as good as the pilot, which I thought was one of the best pilots ever. I loved the narrative structure and the pacing. So good indeed.
Arabianarabian on February 19th, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC)
I will cry if the rest of the series isn't as good. I do think this was way better than the S60 premiere, but I did love that premiere and it pretty much when downhill, but for a few ups. Damnit! Hopefully, the same won't happen with TBD.
live through this and you won't look back: i'll believe in anythingbuffyx on February 19th, 2007 01:32 pm (UTC)
I am really, really excited about TBD's premiere-- this could very well be my new favorite show on television.

That said, I'm rather bummed that they're swapping out the Arcade Fire song-- I thought the use of "Rebellion (Lies)" was absolutely brilliant. Snow Patrol is okay, but they're pretty generic, not to mention used in almost every episode of Grey's Anatomy, and Snow Patrol just does not bring to mind badass Irish gangsters.
Arabian: TVarabian on February 19th, 2007 09:15 pm (UTC)
I sent my bro-in-law to the link, telling him he MUST watch and told him it was one of THE best premieres I've ever seen.

I think I'm the only one who isn't bummed about the SP change. I know GA use them a lot, but eh, if the song fits, I feel and I can think of some songs (Shut Your Eyes, specifically) that would work brilliantly and I don't find them generic at all.

I have GOT to watch Blood Diamonds, because I still can't believe that LD was nominated for that and not The Departed.
Hey, wait, what's going on?mycenae on February 19th, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC)
Yay! I watched this way back in the summer and am so happy it's *finally* here.

I'm one of the crowd disappointed with the song change. I'd actually never heard anything by the Arcade Fire until the pilot, I just really thought it fit perfectly. I'm not sure how to describe it... it just had a certain energy. I really liked the rising instrumental ending, more so than the lyrics. I don't really know any Snow Patrol songs, though, so hopefully they've chosen one that fits in the same way. (Does anyone actually know what song it is?)
Arabian: We got promo baby!arabian on February 19th, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I didn't watch it till now because waiting all this time would have been torture!!!!!!

I really think I'm the ONLY one who doesn't mind. I don't know what song, but I'd love to find out. As I said above, "Shut Your Eyes" would be really good and it has a rising crescendo in it that would fit.
A Girl Called Shannon: TBD - Title - Street Corner Shotzimshan on February 19th, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC)
YAY! MORE BLACK DONNELLY LOVE! As I just jumped up and down about it in my post today, I'm so damn excited for this thing!

But I'm one of those people that is so damn sad that they changed the ending song. To the point where I'm rejecting the new version's existence ENTIRELY. Heh. I've seen both, and I'm just not happy with how they revised it. Sadly though, it seems they couldn't get the rights to a bunch of the music so I guess it was out of their control.

But, yea, the Snow Patrol song they replaced it with WAS actually "Open Your Eyes" so...
Arabian: World of Squee!arabian on February 19th, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
I figured it was "Shut Your Eyes" OR "Open Your Eyes" (yeah, they have songs with both of those titles) and frankly, either works for me ... so we'll see. I still think I'll like it better, but I may be the only one, HAH! And listening to it again, even the beginning has the same feel. I think they picked a great song to replace it with, personally.

It really was THE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
InvalidCookies: mac-ask mesinca on February 20th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
I'm actually with you on the song change. I won't know for sure til I see the aired pilot, but while I thought the Arcade Fire was a great choice and served the scene well, I listened to "Open Your Eyes" last night after watching TBD and felt that song had strengths as well.

Looking forward to the show big time!
Hey, wait, what's going on?mycenae on February 21st, 2007 03:05 am (UTC)

If you don't want to wait to see how "Open Your Eyes" works.
Arabian: TBDarabian on February 21st, 2007 01:20 pm (UTC)
Okay, I do think the beats of the other song worked better overall, but some lyrics and some of the beats of this one fit better. I think they did a pretty good finding a comparable song.

Thanks for the link. Much appreciated.
Femme Fetale: [tbd]Everytime You Close Your Eyes.slayervixen on February 24th, 2007 07:02 pm (UTC)
Snow Patrol songs are so overused and its disappointing they replaced the Arcade Fire with them. TAF song is like a gazillion times better than the SP one.

Its a great Pilot....I already ship Tommy/Jenny!