Being a die-hard Friends fan, I knew I HAD to visit the Central Perk in Shanghai at some point. We heard it was usually crowded on weekends, so we decided to go on a weeknight.
The shop owner’s attention to detail and loyalty to the show was astonishing: 1) Their dessert menu is annotated with the specific instance of dialogue that each pastry alludes to. 2) The coffee menu on the blackboard is copied from the set - down to every last letter. 3) THE orange sofa. (Apparently, it was really hard to find this particular type/color of sofa in China.) 4) Joey’s Hugsy stuff penguin sitting on a chair. 5) The overhead TV screen playing Friends episodes nonstop. 6) All the neon lights, and even a mic and stool - although no Phoebe singing “Smelly Cat.”
Address: 160 Harbin Lu, near Liaoning Lu. (哈尔滨路160号, 近辽宁路).
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#hey guys remember this part #where the so-called weak lady character#dives off her fucking pod #goes over to the dude’s#pop’s the lid of his snow white coffin off #and basically hugs him back to life#and he gives her this soft little smile #and they forehead bump#and instead of fucking wedding bells #it’s military choppers overhead#in a vee formation (via quigonejinn)
I remember there was this post going around a short while after the movie came out criticizing Mako for breaking into tears over Raleigh’s supposedly dead body, instead of like, keeping a cool head and going into first aid mode.
First of all, enthusiasts of the Mako is feeble and submissive line of disgusting reasoning: she does keep a cool head. The first thing she does is check if he’s breathing and look for his pulse. It’s only when she can’t find it that she breaks down in tears over Raleigh’s supposedly dead body.
Which leads us to my next point, i.e., the fact that Mako’s lost how many people she cares about over the last couple of days? And I mean, culminating with the death of her father and asshole adoptive brother, both of whom basically died protecting her and Raleigh. Whom by the way is dead too for all she knows.
But god forbid a woman should emote on screen under the pressure of real human feelings of grief and love and loss and at the same time be a qualified badass warrior, lipstick-wearing pretty girl with perfect eyebrows. Everyone knows those things are incompatible.
(Basically everything about this scene was perfect in every single detail, and if you think Mako having a breakdown at this particular point somehow diminishes her character, don’t talk to me.)
IT. IS. ON.
[DJ voice] this song goes out to everyone who let me copy off of their algebra homework
Everytime I watch this scene and Finnick looks away for like half a second all I kept thinking about how Finnick gets prostituted out by Snow and this look is the real Finnick slipping past his exterior and it hurts me.
no we don’t use that room there was once a spider in it