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    Kiefer Sutherland's 'Touch' delayed till 2013 'for scheduling reasons' →

    A pretty late re-schedule.  And I kind of wondered about that move to Friday to start with.

    So far I’m not feeling on board, particularly since learning Gugu Mbatha-Raw won’t return.  

    — 1 year ago with 9 notes
    #touch  #kiefer sutherland  #Gugu Mbatha-Raw  #David Mazouz  #Martin Bohm  #Jake Bohm  #Clea Hopkins 
    Ah, hell.
Seems confirmed Gugu Mbatha-Raw isn’t returning to Touch s2.  
It sounds like she’s got other opportunities (though no idea if the show let her go first or what went down).  But it’s very discouraging she’s gone.  She’s a fantastic actress, the character was a wonderful part of the narrative, and what’s will happen to my Martin-Clea parenting Jake happy place idea NOW?
Also, we started with two major characters played by actors of color.  I know Danny Glover’s exit was planned, but this is a terrible development.

    Ah, hell.

    Seems confirmed Gugu Mbatha-Raw isn’t returning to Touch s2.  

    It sounds like she’s got other opportunities (though no idea if the show let her go first or what went down).  But it’s very discouraging she’s gone.  She’s a fantastic actress, the character was a wonderful part of the narrative, and what’s will happen to my Martin-Clea parenting Jake happy place idea NOW?

    Also, we started with two major characters played by actors of color.  I know Danny Glover’s exit was planned, but this is a terrible development.

    — 1 year ago with 1 note
    #touch  #Gugu Mbatha-Raw  #kiefer sutherland  #David Mazouz 

    subject-15:

    Touch Season 2 - Promotional Photos

    Okay, I’m actually feeling a bit queasy at this.

    Confirmation that Gugu Mbatha-Raw is no longer part of the series / cast?

    Not okay. I’m glad Maria Bello’s now a series regular, but no more Clea Hopkins?  There goes over half of why I watch this show, FOX.

    (Source: five-twenty-ten)

    — 1 year ago with 1 note
    #touch  #kiefer sutherland  #David Mazouz  #Gugu Mbatha-Raw  #tim kring  #Maria Bello  #Saxon Sharbino 
    OH MY GOD!
OH MY GOD!
WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME???
I was going to reblog for Martha & Tish sisterly justice!  Because I love love love them together in Smith and Jones and The Lazarus Experiment.  But then I realized, and saw confirmed in tags…
TISH IS PLAYED BY GUGU MBATHA-RAW!  Now on Touch!  How?  How did I not notice this, thinking about Tish all yesterday and adoring the actress and OH MY GOD!!!

    OH MY GOD!

    OH MY GOD!

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME???

    I was going to reblog for Martha & Tish sisterly justice!  Because I love love love them together in Smith and Jones and The Lazarus Experiment.  But then I realized, and saw confirmed in tags…

    TISH IS PLAYED BY GUGU MBATHA-RAW!  Now on Touch!  How?  How did I not notice this, thinking about Tish all yesterday and adoring the actress and OH MY GOD!!!

    (Source: doctorwhogifs)

    — 2 years ago with 99 notes
    #doctor who  #martha jones  #tish jones  #freema agyeman  #gugu mbatha-raw  #smith and jones  #Eeeeee!  #touch  #what the?  #when it gets loudly  #iT GETS VERY LOUD INDEED 
    The one constant as time passes, Jake tells us in the opening voice over, is change.  What the?  Try to wrap your mind around that conundrum, folks!  People don’t like change, Jake muses, so they cling to the illusion of stasis.  We see poor Martin, who to be fair has never really gotten any illusion of stasis to cling to, crying over a photograph of him and Jake.  When he gets a phone call, he rushes around, packing frenetically, and spills other photos of Jake as a baby and toddler on the floor (and my goodness, David Mazouz has been absolutely darling every second of his young life — every millisecond and microsecond, even).
Read the rest of my recap of Touch 1.12 - Gyre, Part 2, at HDJM!

    The one constant as time passes, Jake tells us in the opening voice over, is change.  What the?  Try to wrap your mind around that conundrum, folks!  People don’t like change, Jake muses, so they cling to the illusion of stasis.  We see poor Martin, who to be fair has never really gotten any illusion of stasis to cling to, crying over a photograph of him and Jake.  When he gets a phone call, he rushes around, packing frenetically, and spills other photos of Jake as a baby and toddler on the floor (and my goodness, David Mazouz has been absolutely darling every second of his young life — every millisecond and microsecond, even).

    Read the rest of my recap of Touch 1.12 - Gyre, Part 2, at HDJM!

    — 2 years ago with 14 notes
    #touch  #fox  #tv  #Martin Bohm  #Jake Bohm  #Clea Hopkins  #Lucy Robinson  #kiefer sutherland  #David Mazouz  #Gugu Mbatha-Raw  #maria bello  #season finale  #magical numerical tour  #gyre 
    Jake prepares to unleash his Crystal of Doom!
Now, where did that rubber ducky you used to take baths with get to?  Chances are it’s probably in the North Pacific Gyre!  Okay, not really, but there are rubber ducks in that Gyre, apparently, caught there since 1992 when a shipload of them from China spilled into the Pacific Ocean.  Jake tells us items in a gyre typically get stuck there, “doomed to travel the same path.”  But chance encounters (you know, a whale with a vendetta against rubber ducks, the bastard, or a storm disrupting the currents while those poor rubber ducks cling to each other, terrified out of their little rubber minds) can change things:  “which means it’s possible to break free…it’s possible to find the way to shore.”
Read the rest of my recap of Touch 1.11 - Gyre, Part 1, at HDJM!

    Jake prepares to unleash his Crystal of Doom!

    Now, where did that rubber ducky you used to take baths with get to?  Chances are it’s probably in the North Pacific Gyre!  Okay, not really, but there are rubber ducks in that Gyre, apparently, caught there since 1992 when a shipload of them from China spilled into the Pacific Ocean.  Jake tells us items in a gyre typically get stuck there, “doomed to travel the same path.”  But chance encounters (you know, a whale with a vendetta against rubber ducks, the bastard, or a storm disrupting the currents while those poor rubber ducks cling to each other, terrified out of their little rubber minds) can change things:  “which means it’s possible to break free…it’s possible to find the way to shore.”

    Read the rest of my recap of Touch 1.11 - Gyre, Part 1, at HDJM!

    — 2 years ago with 2 notes
    #hdjm  #recaps  #tv  #Fox  #kiefer sutherland  #David Mazouz  #Martin Bohm  #Jake Bohm  #lucy robinson  #maria bello  #touch  #magical numerical tour  #Clea Hopkins  #Gugu Mbatha-Raw  #season finale  #gyre 
    Jake wants us to know that symmetry is the language of the universe, and geometrical shapes make up its characters.  “And when you speak the language, follow the logic you can predict the next step. You just have to trust in where the paths meet.”  M.C. Escher fans, rejoice!  You know where Jake’s coming from, am I right?  Or if you’re a fan of honeycombs (which are big — yeah, yeah, yeah! they’re not small — no, no, no!), go ahead and rejoice also, for not only is honey delicious, it comes from a naturally tesselated (tiled pattern repeating particular shapes) structure.
But you know, symmetry isn’t the most exciting thing.  If all the sides and patterns are perfectly proportioned and matching, there’s less complexity to experience or describe.  Symmetry can be beautiful, and it can move us greatly.  But when we strive to make things symmetrical, we sacrifice detail and surprise.  And really, in that way this episode showcases Touch‘s strengths and weaknesses pretty damn well.
Read the rest of my recap of Touch 1.10 - Tesselations over at HDJM!

    Jake wants us to know that symmetry is the language of the universe, and geometrical shapes make up its characters.  “And when you speak the language, follow the logic you can predict the next step. You just have to trust in where the paths meet.”  M.C. Escher fans, rejoice!  You know where Jake’s coming from, am I right?  Or if you’re a fan of honeycombs (which are big — yeah, yeah, yeah! they’re not small — no, no, no!), go ahead and rejoice also, for not only is honey delicious, it comes from a naturally tesselated (tiled pattern repeating particular shapes) structure.

    But you know, symmetry isn’t the most exciting thing.  If all the sides and patterns are perfectly proportioned and matching, there’s less complexity to experience or describe.  Symmetry can be beautiful, and it can move us greatly.  But when we strive to make things symmetrical, we sacrifice detail and surprise.  And really, in that way this episode showcases Touch‘s strengths and weaknesses pretty damn well.

    Read the rest of my recap of Touch 1.10 - Tesselations over at HDJM!

    — 2 years ago with 3 notes
    #touch  #magical numerical tour  #recaps  #hdjm  #kiefer sutherland  #Martin Bohm  #David Mazouz  #Jake Bohm  #Clea Hopkins  #Gugu Mbatha-Raw  #tv  #Fox  #evil state facility  #most gorgeous tv family ever 
    Touch Renewed, Moves to Fridays →

    Let’s see if the move to Friday night will boost Touch’s ratings.  Anyone know if we’re getting another 13-episode season, or possibly a full 22 this time?

    — 2 years ago with 1 note
    #touch  #tv  #fox  #kiefer sutherland  #Martin Bohm  #David Mazouz  #Jake Bohm  #Clea Hopkins  #Gugu Mbatha-Raw  #magical numerical tour  #renewals 
    Also, he can kill you with his brain. 

    Also, he can kill you with his brain. 

    (Source: touchfuckyeah)

    — 2 years ago with 30 notes
    #Touch  #David Mazouz  #Jake Bohm  #fox  #tv  #child actors 
    Wow, even more gorgeous here than she was in the episode!  Love these posts of the guest/ensemble characters; only wish there were more of them.  

    Wow, even more gorgeous here than she was in the episode!  Love these posts of the guest/ensemble characters; only wish there were more of them.  

    (Source: touchfuckyeah)

    — 2 years ago with 4 notes
    #Touch  #Linara Washington  #Yarah  #tv  #fox  #music of the spheres  #touch 1.09  #beautiful 
    Jake, want to use your words?  No, Jake wants to use his NUMBERS, okay, Martin?
Jake opens by complaining to us he’s never been so bored in all his life, and that all the other kids got that new Xbox game from their parents, and why can’t we just be cool like Sam’s dad?  No, no, I’m just joshing you — Jake taps into another mystical universal truism by intoning the principle that all musical elements can be translated by mathematical ratios; if all ratios could translate into sound, he posits, we’d hear the music of the spheres.  Yeah.  This kid’s always on.
Read the rest of my recap of Touch 1.09 - Music of the Spheres over at HDJM!

    Jake, want to use your words?  No, Jake wants to use his NUMBERS, okay, Martin?

    Jake opens by complaining to us he’s never been so bored in all his life, and that all the other kids got that new Xbox game from their parents, and why can’t we just be cool like Sam’s dad?  No, no, I’m just joshing you — Jake taps into another mystical universal truism by intoning the principle that all musical elements can be translated by mathematical ratios; if all ratios could translate into sound, he posits, we’d hear the music of the spheres.  Yeah.  This kid’s always on.

    Read the rest of my recap of Touch 1.09 - Music of the Spheres over at HDJM!

    — 2 years ago with 9 notes
    #touch  #magical numerical tour  #kiefer sutherland  #Martin Bohm  #David Mazouz  #Jake Bohm  #Clea Hopkins  #Gugu Mbatha-Raw  #tv  #Fox  #evil state facility  #most gorgeous tv family ever 
    Seriously, I don’t yearn for Martin/Clea, but I YEARN for them to be this parenting unit with Jake.  <3 <3 <3

    Seriously, I don’t yearn for Martin/Clea, but I YEARN for them to be this parenting unit with Jake.  <3 <3 <3

    (Source: touchfuckyeah)

    — 2 years ago with 15 notes
    #Touch  #Gugu Mbatha-Raw  #Kiefer Sutherland  #David Mazouz  #fox  #tv  #most gorgeous tv family ever  #Jake Bohm  #Martin Bohm  #Clea Hopkins  #MY HEART! 
    Jake tells us the shortest distance between two points is a straight line.  As I reel in shock from this (why did no one TELL ME?), he clarifies if the path gets blocked and direct connection becomes impossible, the universe will find another way.  Meanwhile, we see our Characters Whose Lives Will Be Forever Changed by Numbers and Patterns o’ the week: a cabbie, a French guy leaving his partner by slipping a note under a door, a woman breaking a mirror and Jake creating a cat’s cradle of pattern-ly significance with a red string.

A man on a bus with a ham radio under his arm unwittingly drops a part as he starts to exit.  Lucky for him, Martin Bohm is on the bus, and hands him the vacuum tube he would have left behind.  Wouldn’t it be hilarious if that was the quest for the week already done?  But no, no, this is simply the first indicator on our mystical road map.
Read the rest of my recap of Touch 1.08 - Zone of Exclusion here at HDJM!

    Jake tells us the shortest distance between two points is a straight line.  As I reel in shock from this (why did no one TELL ME?), he clarifies if the path gets blocked and direct connection becomes impossible, the universe will find another way.  Meanwhile, we see our Characters Whose Lives Will Be Forever Changed by Numbers and Patterns o’ the week: a cabbie, a French guy leaving his partner by slipping a note under a door, a woman breaking a mirror and Jake creating a cat’s cradle of pattern-ly significance with a red string.

    A man on a bus with a ham radio under his arm unwittingly drops a part as he starts to exit.  Lucky for him, Martin Bohm is on the bus, and hands him the vacuum tube he would have left behind.  Wouldn’t it be hilarious if that was the quest for the week already done?  But no, no, this is simply the first indicator on our mystical road map.

    Read the rest of my recap of Touch 1.08 - Zone of Exclusion here at HDJM!

    — 2 years ago with 5 notes
    #touch  #tv  #David Mazouz  #kiefer sutherland  #fox  #magical numerical tour  #Gugu Mbatha-Raw  #Martin Bohm  #Jake Bohm  #Clea Hopkins  #evil state facility 
    You know what&#8217;s good about numbers? Sure, mystical magical global connections, right, of course, that&#8217;s super important &#8212; but also, WINNING AT POKER!
Jake’s latest voice-over covers how during a cataclysmic global event, computer-generated random number sequences stop being random.  “As our collective consciousness synchronizes, so do the numbers.”  Hmm.  Listen, I could nod sagely here, with my bubble pipe poised in an erudite gesture acknowledging the truthiness of this.  Or I could be honest with you and voice my real reaction to this alleged knowledge Jake’s dropping on us: the hell?
Read the rest of my recap of Touch 1.07 - Noosphere Rising over at HDJM!

    You know what’s good about numbers? Sure, mystical magical global connections, right, of course, that’s super important — but also, WINNING AT POKER!

    Jake’s latest voice-over covers how during a cataclysmic global event, computer-generated random number sequences stop being random.  “As our collective consciousness synchronizes, so do the numbers.”  Hmm.  Listen, I could nod sagely here, with my bubble pipe poised in an erudite gesture acknowledging the truthiness of this.  Or I could be honest with you and voice my real reaction to this alleged knowledge Jake’s dropping on us: the hell?

    Read the rest of my recap of Touch 1.07 - Noosphere Rising over at HDJM!

    — 2 years ago with 5 notes
    #touch  #tv  #fox  #kiefer sutherland  #David Mazouz  #Gugu Mbatha-Raw  #Martin Bohm  #Jake Bohm  #Clea Hopkins  #hdjm  #recaps  #noosphere rising 
    Roll up for the mystical magical sequence tour! Jake&#8217;s discovered some of the same numbers Arthur Teller saw when he had an aneurysm! *pauses* This is supposed to be good.
Jake’s opening voice-over tells us that people who are lost in the Northern Hemisphere can use Polaris, the North Star, to guide them home. But if they get lost in other ways, they are just totally SoL.
No, no, do you think Jake, with his mystical connections and inner beatific understanding of the human race despite his outward disinterest in anything that’s not a bat, a car, or a sugar packet, would say such a vulgar thing? Nope, if people get lost in other ways, those whose lives intersect with theirs can also act as beacons. “The light they bring will never fade,” Jake closes.
Read the rest of my recap of Touch 1.06 - Lost and Found here!

    Roll up for the mystical magical sequence tour! Jake’s discovered some of the same numbers Arthur Teller saw when he had an aneurysm! *pauses* This is supposed to be good.

    Jake’s opening voice-over tells us that people who are lost in the Northern Hemisphere can use Polaris, the North Star, to guide them home. But if they get lost in other ways, they are just totally SoL.

    No, no, do you think Jake, with his mystical connections and inner beatific understanding of the human race despite his outward disinterest in anything that’s not a bat, a car, or a sugar packet, would say such a vulgar thing? Nope, if people get lost in other ways, those whose lives intersect with theirs can also act as beacons. “The light they bring will never fade,” Jake closes.

    Read the rest of my recap of Touch 1.06 - Lost and Found here!

    — 2 years ago with 5 notes
    #touch  #Martin Bohm  #Jake Bohm  #kiefer sutherland  #David Mazouz  #Gugu Mbatha-Raw  #Clea Hopkins  #danny glover  #arthur teller  #magical numerical tour