You can see the first two here and here. At the present rate, I'm only posting one of these per year. Damn.
Welp, time to pick another decade!
Tilda Swinton as Rosetta Stone and her clones in Teknolust
|Warholian Minnelli, definitely not accidental.|
It came out in 2002 and I first saw it on the Sundance Channel or something when I was about 14, so it struck me as really cool and became a quick favourite. I don't know what you'd call it; I guess it's basically cyberpunk even though it's really silly. Feelings of pseudo-futuristic nostalgia ooze from the set design, clothes, technology and random objects.
I took a shitload of screenshots while I was watching it because there isn't much online. The last time I searched a few years ago only a few images came up. So, you know, if you were looking for them or something.
Here's what I mean about the set design:
|Look, it's DNA-themed! :B|
|Danger Will Robinson, danger! Sperometer is low!|
|"Emote from your remote. E-Dream with me before you crash." -facepalm-|
Oh, and Ruby also drives a Corbin Sparrow, though you hardly see it. I've wanted once since I saw this and was like, what is that adorable little mini-car, ermahgerd. The company that makes it used to make motorcycles and they actually seem really decent.
|She works hard for the... money. The "money".|
|"Succulent protein" that Ruby tries to use as a substitute at one point.|
I don't know why, but they always make me hungry. Clearly just a generic
buttercream-iced cake doughnut.
|Interestingly, Jeremy Davies plays a love interest, the same year he |
was in Secretary as the annoying high school boyfriend.
|If you were a real hipster your MacBook would look like this. Just saying. (It's got a handle!)|
Eric Etebari as Ian Nottingham in Witchblade
This show ran on TNT from 2000 - 2003. It falls into the same genre as things like Buffy and Angel. I saw a few episodes when I was in middle school and thought it was pretty alright. The fact that Yancy Butler's brooding super soldier half-brother clone stalker and her sometimes-dead Korean-American partner were both handsome helped, obviously. Long hair on guys, man. Long hair and beards.
I did the same thing as I did with the screen shots from Teknolust. I'll add more as I finish the second season. I will dominate these obscure Google Image searches. Then, the world.
Witchblade is also a long-running comic book that looks just as cheesy, but I kind of want to read it. Michael Rymer (director of the Battlestar Galactica reboot and Queen of the Damned, both of which were fittingly terrible) has been said to be at the helm of another remake since 2008.
Anyway, Eric Etebari used to be a model and worked with Karl Lagerfeld, Versace and Davidoff. I haven't seen anything else he's been in, but his cheesy acting fits right in with this show. Honestly, he channels Derek Zoolander.
-wheels around dramatically-
-wind blows, tosses hair-
I call this one, "Can't Do 'Tortured Soul' So I Settled For Blank Stare".
-camera stays on blank stare ever-so-slightly too long-
I almost wish that the director of a series that literally can't go for more than 4 minutes without doing an unnecessarily dramatic, shaky, amateurish closeup could have given this guy what he wanted out of his screen time. That's really harsh; it's mostly just the first season that he's annoying. The second is better.
|"Hey, don't talk shit. You'd have to be at least.. at least.."|
|".. THREE times better looking to judge me."|
|"Sigh. No one understands.."|
|"They can't even feel my feels because they're not convincing enough."|
|"Wait, I know."|
|"I could just kill everyone."|
|"Right, a really big rifle."|
|"Excellent. Like fish in a barrel. And this suit is so fucking well-tailored."|