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just finished watching "sherlock", which was absolutely amazing. i don't think i've ever seen a better interpretation, and cumberbatch is an astonishing actor.

it's a mistake to watch "elementary" right afterwards. it's too american. it's too formulaic. it feels a bit like a hipper remake of "monk". it's probably relatively decent compared to most other episodic crime dramas, but i can't appreciate it much after "sherlock".

but i applaud the choice of a woman as the iconic sidekick, and i like that it's a non-caucasian woman to boot. even though i am torn, because the deep friendship between the two men is also something special and rare, in particular as it is played in "sherlock". i seriously, seriously hope they won't make it romantic in "elementary"; i'd hate that.


40 days: day 30 (week 5)

workout A

Warmup
2x5 bodyweight squat
5:00 min ATG squat

still not sleeping well, but enough so i don't feel totally wiped when i work out.

Standing Barbell Shoulder Press (OHP)
2x10 @ 45 lb
2x8 @ 55 lb
volume: 1780

weird. even the empty bar felt somewhat heavy today. so i kept the working weight low and did a few more reps.

Barbell Deadlift
2x5 @ 105 lb
2x8 @ 145 lb
volume: 3370

was originally gonna up the working weight today, but since OHP felt heavy, decided to keep it and just up the reps by a few. that was no problem.

Rotational Kettlebell Deadlift
2x10 @ 43 lb
volume: 860

no change.

Two-Arm Kettlebell Swing
2x20 @ 28
volume: 1120

no change.

One-Arm Dumbbell Row
6x10 @ 32 lb
volume: 1920

since i'd been easy on the weight with OHP and DL, i decided to leave the dumbbell at its last 5-3-2 weight and do shorter sets again. i don't know what i don't like about sets of 15; it just feels boring. i'll never be a body builder. ;)


total volume: 9050 lb.
total volume for week 5: 41144 lb.

on 2014-02-16 07:39 (UTC)
zeborah: Map of New Zealand with a zebra salient (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] zeborah
To the point we're at in the aired episodes, they've not only not gone there, but they've made it clear (possibly even at times explicit) that there is not a direction they're at all interested in even considering. The show's taken that romance trope and actively given it a platonic twist, and it's a continual delight to me to watch a show where the male and female lead have no UST at all.

Can't promise anything about the future of course, but... My sister and another friend were discussing this on Twitter just yesterday too, and I agree with what my sister said, that she doesn't think Lucy Liu would stand for it. :-)

on 2014-02-17 04:57 (UTC)
zeborah: Map of New Zealand with a zebra salient (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] zeborah
It's taken a bit more from the source material than that - but probably not much more. :-)

I have a userpic for Elementary but it's spoilerific so I can rarely justify using it.

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