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17 July 2013 @ 10:35 pm
two things for this evening  
First off, the Bujold Ficathon is up and running this year, so please do go along, leave prompts, write fics and tell all your friends! All details are here.

Second off, 'Scott and Bailey'. SO MUCH LOVE. I've watched the first season and wow, the characters. DC Rachel Bailey is the lead, a constable on the Major Incidents team who's about half a step away from complete disaster most of the time, except for the times she's brilliant. Her partner is DC Janet Scott, who is, according to Rachel, a real grown-up and who's extremely good at her job. And their boss is DCI Gill Murray, who is deeply scary, brilliant, and good friends with Janet. And together, they fight crime. There's rather a lot of relationship drama involved, slightly more than I'd like, but so far I'm thoroughly enjoying it all the same. Janet is particular is a fantastic police officer, the steady, consistently capable counterweight to Rachel's mixture of brilliance and disaster. And Gill is just everything I love. The murder mysteries are a bit darker and grimmer and have more on-screen maggots than on other crime shows I've watched (a notch or two grimmer than Lewis, and also much more realistic and pedestrian) but it's not too dark for me and I'm fairly sensitive to that.

Also, on my current 'everything is better with magic policemen' mental theme, I now want the crossover where Peter and Nightingale cross paths with the Manchester Major Incident Team.

Crossposted at http://philomytha.dreamwidth.org/102490.html. There are comment count unavailable comments there.
crookedfeetcrookedfeet on July 20th, 2013 04:40 am (UTC)
In the magical policemen vein, have you read either London Falling or Ben Aaronovitch's series?
philomytha: Beam me upphilomytha on July 20th, 2013 05:05 am (UTC)
I haven't read Fallen London - the summary I saw made it seem like it was a bit darker and more horrific than other series, unless I'm confusing it with something else - but I have read the Aaronovitch, and I think that it would be deeply cool to see Peter and Nightingale encountering all the other UK crime drama teams ;-).
crookedfeetcrookedfeet on July 20th, 2013 05:30 am (UTC)
Darker and slightly more horrific yes-but no more so than many crime novels. I was sent a copy of Whispers Underground-I wasn't familiar with the series until then-and I really liked it.
I'll make you my standing LF offer-read it, and if you don't like it I'll replace it with a book of your choosing.