- The last 9 eps of The Mentalist (season 3). Which I really watch for Simon Baker's shamelessly impertinent Holmesian character, Patrick Jane... and Cho's SUPER EXTRA DRY delivery of every single line ever. I'd have dropped this show long, long ago if it weren't for these two characters. There's no episode in which they do not make me happy (and no, I don't ship them) so I just couldn't stop watching.
- All 3 eps of BBC Sherlock. The first episode was perfect, or as near to it as I think we'll get! Cumberbatch is amazing as Holmes; Holmes and Watson's relationship is. just. perfect. Their give-and-take is simply a delight. Eps 2 and 3 were not as good as 1, but (at least in my mind) a lot can be forgiven, plot-wise, when the characters are just so dead on.
I find it hard to ship Holmes and Watson in my own head... but that's what awesome fic writers are for, y/y?! Do yourself a favor and read wordstrings's EPICALLY FUCKING AMAZING Paradox Series. It features sociopathically-fucked-up!Holmes and there-to-keep-him-on-the-right-track!
Watson. I can't thank pixie_darling enough for bringing this to my attention. NGL, I think I may be spoiled for anything else in this fandom after having read this one.
- Series 1 of Merlin. Plus the first 2 eps of season 2. I enjoyed what I've seen and, oddly enough (because I often like the main character best) I like Arthur more than Merlin? This makes my brow furrow to think on because by all rights I really thought I'd like Merlin more. My frustration with the fact that Merlin hasn't told Arthur about his abilities is kind of peaking. I don't normally like spoilers but I think a teeny tiny one in this case would help me to persevere...
So. Does Arthur, at any point up to the current series 3 episode, find out about Merlin's abilities? I'M BEGGING FOR SOMEONE TO TELL ME HE DOES. Don't tell me how or when or why, but if the answer is yes, I'm going to dive back in and continue watching and push through to the end. But if the answer is no.... I'll probably stop watching now... unless someone can give me a really good reason to keep going.
I watched the first two episodes of Shattered a month or so ago, but I dunno... it was good but... I think I'm just not quite in the mood for it just yet. I'm downloading all the episodes for when I want some hardboiled cop stuff. I hope it's soon because I'm actually missing all my CKR-squeeing buddies from C6D fandom. =(
ION, Inception fandom has slowed down quite a bit AND IT MAKES ME EXTREMELY SAD. Especially since I'm so impatiently awaiting updates on a multitude of WIPs. This is probably why I'm dipping into other fandoms for a fix. Jesus. THEN AGAIN, IT'S ONLY SIXTEEN DAYS UNTIL INCEPTION IS RELEASED ON DVD/BLURAY SO I'M HOPING THERE WILL BE AN UPSURGE IN FIC AGAIN.
2. SUPERNATURAL. I watched the first 3 episodes of season 6 tonight because I didn't want to be inadvertently spoiled at Wincon this weekend. Um. So.
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ETA: I must be among a tiny minority who basically was not a big fan of the whole heaven/hell showdown; hated and raged over most of season 4; and although I liked Castiel, I was mostly uninterested and completely indifferent toward the whole Dean/Castiel thing. Until a little over halfway through season 5. When they did something that just clicked for me. So, yeah.
But Dean/Metallicar is still OTP, okay.
ETA 2: My last post about Supernatural 5x03 was at the end of September 2009. I'm pretty sure I watched up to 5x08 at some point, but I stopped watching from then until today. That's about a 7 month hiatus. I'm really glad I did my usual wait 'til the season is over to watch, though.
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But in a weird anime/live-action crossover piece of canon transformative fiction... SUPERNATURAL is being adapted to anime. As I said on twitter, I find this simultaneously appalling and fucking awesome!
Chris passed on this link from topless robot: http://tinyurl.com/24pllyq
You know I'm not going to be able to resist watching this!!!! I'm only sad it's not coming out before Wincon this year (in case I don't end up going next year).
ETA: Japanese website for the SPN anime.
( more spoilerage. and it's rotten. )
So, bring on the next episodes. Let's see where this takes us.
I doubt I'll watch more until around episode 6 or 7 at the earliest. I think I should go dl and watch the new season of House instead.
If only it actually stopped right there, I think I'd almost prefer it.
Because they're going to find a way to screw it up. I just know it.
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Okay, going back to watch episodes 2 (and maybe 3?) now.
The Mentalist. Finished all of season 1 -- I had only seen the first 2 episodes as they aired. It was a good thing I didn't try to continue watching as episodes aired because the individual episode plots are WEAK and sometimes amusingly lame. Having said that, the main character (Patrick Jane) is pretty interesting. Kind of like House, but without the medicine, and with less exposition, I think (which I think it could use more of, for credibility). Still, he's interesting, and that's what's holding my attention. One of the other team members, though, is extremely adorable. I swear, he's Heero Yuy. He's even Asian. It took me a while to realize, because I don't think they focus on him for the first half of the season, but he gets more screen time later, which is when I realized. HE'S SO CUTE!
I'll watch the second season, but only once it's all aired.
Supernatural. Finished season 4. WOW. A couple of "revelations" at the end that weren't completely surprising. This was not the best season, though it certainly had its moments. The last moments left us on a high note, though with disaster looming ahead. Which is alright by me, I suppose. It can't compare to that first season finale, but can anything, really? I'm curious to see where season 5 will go and whether that will be the last season. I would rather it not end, but I do agree that the longer it goes on, the more potential for crap writing there is. I wouldn't want to see it go too far downhill. I'm glad at least, that they've gotten rid of a certain actor/actress that I think CANNOT ACT HIS/HER WAY OUT OF A FREAKING PAPER BAG.
In one of my youtube-browsing moments, I came across this. HAHA, MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
House. I'm now right smack-dab in the middle of season 5. I remember coming across someone's comment that they weren't thrilled with what was happening. I'm not sure exactly what point in the season that was, so it may refer to something I haven't seen yet. However, I will say that so far, I've been entertained by all that's going on. I have no issues with anything just yet. None of it has been particularly deep, however, so I'm hoping something interesting will happen. I have to say, I really miss the clinic visits -- they were one of my favorite parts of the show -- and there was a brief return to that in one of the episodes I just saw -- maybe 9 or 10? That was highly entertaining.
I can't wait to finish watching the rest of the season. I have to remember to buy the 4th season on DVD sometime when I have an extra $40 or so.
Also, MONK'S, I LOVE YOUR SPICY CHICKEN WINGS! They're amazingly spicy. Which means most of you would all die if you ate them. SO AWESOME! <3 I cannot wait to go back when I'm in Philly again next week!!!
Caught up on Supernatural last night. (Don't worry, no spoilers!) OH EM GEE. Episode 17 is full of win, though I wish we could have had a few more minutes of playing dumb before the revelation. The beginning of episode 18 is FUCKING AWESOME! FANSERVICE!!! I was absolutely DYING with laughter and SQUEEEEEEEE! There was SO MUCH squee, you would not believe it!
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Supernatural. First 3 episodes of the new season. So far, SO GOOD. =D There's a bit of a rift between the brothers, but I don't mind that so much since Dean's gettin' some good story time. As long as they keep that going, I'll keep coming back for more. The third episode was srsly TO DIE FOR. So happy with that one!
House. First 3 episodes. Also good. Not great, not the best I've seen of House, but interesting plot developments, certainly. I absolutely love the P.I.
The Mentalist. Eh, it's okay. I like the premise, though delivery has been a bit unimpressive/predictable. I've only seen the first 2 episodes so far, and I may give it another episode or two, but if the writing hasn't tightened up by then, I'm out.
Equilibrium. Good sci-fi; interesting ideas; well acted. I enjoyed it a lot, but I thought the pace was a bit rushed.
Kuffs. Wow, haven't seen this one in a long time. Reminds me why I enjoy 80s/90s action movies. Full of good humor and action. Ah, and I do like Christian Slater. <3
Beetlejuice. So good, so very good. Makes me want to see the cartoon again. Hopefully they'll release the cartoon series on DVD some time soon. I'd definitely buy it. I loved that show.
Sneakers. SUCH a good movie. An excellent blend of action, techno-geekery, and humor. I don't know how many times I've seen it... and who knows how many more times I'll watch it! When an awesome, cute, insanely smart blind guy drives the van and saves the day, how can you go wrong?
Eagle Eye. Unfortunately, it was a somewhat crappy bootleg... in the way that it was someone with a video camera recording the screen. Entertaining enough to kill an hour and a half, but unoriginal and I doubt I'll ever see it again. Valve did it better -- with puzzles... and MUCH better dialogue. Which, considering the number of characters who speak in the game, is totally saying something.
SPOILERS AHEAD! So, re episode 11 "Mystery Spot" -- I swear that I've read this fic before! I just can't seem to remember which brother died over and over, and which went
I'm so glad Lene plugged this show til my ears bled -- what would I do if I wasn't able to have my own live-action Duo Maxwell, but with short hair and the Metallicar instead of the Deathscythe? <333~~~!
( nycc details -- loooong recap )
Judy and I took a few turns around the artist alley, and then were done for the weekend. Went to eat and shop and then left the city at 7pm (amazingly early for me!) to hang out with Liz at home. I watched the last 3 episodes of Supernatural, so I'm now completely up-to-date (and I've heard that the next one airs this Thursday?).
Next post I'll have to do updates on JoCo, Supernatural and Dresden Files, I think.
House was okay; nothing happened so much in this episode (ep. 10 "It's a Wonderful Lie") that had me squeeing or anything, though it's been a while since I last saw a season 4 episode, so I was taken aback for a second or two to see Taub in the beginning. I was like, "Oh yeah!" From the little bit I know of the upcoming episode after the superbowl, I think I'll be looking forward to it. I do like Mira Sorvino a lot. ^^
Supernatural was actually pretty awesome! I liked how the episode opened -- not violent so much, but a little horrifying. The show has gotten somewhat darker, and I think they're keeping up with that in mood. I particularly enjoyed the scene where Dean stabs someone repeatedly. Oooh, that was very nice. I like cold and violent Dean. =D
And the twist with Ruby was something I definitely approve of. I mentioned beginning to like her more with the revelation of her first secret; the revelation of this second secret is even better. I heard some rumors of Katie Cassidy going into rehab or something? I wonder how that might affect her role on SPN. Also, this most recent revelation might be pretty cool fic fodder, and it also makes me wonder if what they've revealed might be used in later seasons. I'm trying to not be too specific for anyone who doesn't want to be spoiled, but OH MAN, I could really go for the plot twist I'm thinking of right now.
I read an interview of Kripke in which he said SPN would be going on "hiatus" after the new episodes air. I hope it actually is a hiatus and doesn't turn into a cancellation. ;_;
I also watched Serenity, finally.
( BIG spoilers )
Yep. As in, "you have been diagnosed as the person to receive checks on behalf of..."
Last night I re-watched something like 6 episodes of the first season of House. I was looking for episodes with really good/funny clinic duty subplots, but since I couldn't remember which episodes they were in, I only succeeded with maybe 2 or 3 of them. I really enjoyed watching "Three Stories" over again. Aaah, that's a really good one. Of course. And I just may watch the Stacy arc from season 2 over again. I really do like Stacy a lot.
In any case, I'm suddenly in the mood for House and Supernatural fic. Which isn't that odd considering I just watched a lot of both series. What's more, I'm really in the mood for House/SPN crossover fic. swordkat wrote one, unfinished, over a year ago. It's actually very good, but short, and unfinished. I found another one here that I just started, which was pretty amusing. Gen fic, so that was a definite plus. The witty repartee was really what made it worthwhile.
Any good House fic recs? I prefer gen fic, but will read any good House-centric POV, but NO House with any of the ducklings.
Oh, also. I've started reading Alan Moore's Watchmen comic. I'd say I'm about 1/8 of the way in (I started it last night). I am really enjoying it so far, even though I'm still sort of like, huh, WTF is going on?! Also, I really like uh... the original Nite Owl's autobiography, as it breaks up the "present day" stuff and for exposition. Actually, I probably like that more, because I really enjoy the writing style, and also the character is a sympathetic one. But we'll see how it goes once I'm further in.
Anyway, Saturday I did nothing but watch TV at home. I think I end up watching TV a lot over the Christmas holidays. Why, I have no idea. But I got to see The Illusionist, which was entertaining, but sadly very predictable. It's really too bad because I like Edward Norton a lot. I don't think this movie did him much justice, though. SPOILERS AHEAD! I didn't even really have a problem with the 3 plot points that rely on the viewer's suspension of disbelief: (1) that the hay in the stable had not been changed for who knows how many weeks? (2) that Eisenheim was able to pull off his "spirit" trick better than the example they showed, and (3) that there is such a drug that allows one to appear to be dead with an antidote that allows that person to revive immediately. So none of these bothered me much (the hay thing bothered me the most), but this was no Prestige.
Sunday I went out with Judy and actually finished up my gift shopping -- yay for sales at Banana Republic. I'd not be able to afford to get much from there otherwise.
Monday -- lots of cheuffering was done. Eating out, more watching TV, and retreiving Maryann's cell phone from someone who picked it up when she lost it on her way to AJ's.
Tuesday -- again, lots of watching TV. Also, caught up to what's current of Supernatural. Despite the horrible first episode, the rest of the season hasn't been that bad. I've seen up to episode 8, and from what I hear there are two to four episodes left in the season due to the writers' strike. This is unfortunate, of course, but I wonder what they've done with those episodes. Also, are any more scheduled to air anytime soon?
Lene said that the new girls on the show have been real bitches, and yeah, I'd have to agree. NO SPOILERS. I really did not like Ruby at all, but when they reveal her secret, it somehow made it more palatable to me. So I'm not so annoyed with her anymore. Bela, on the other hand, can go suck a lemon. If they have to have female characters that last longer than one or two episodes, can't they be Hunters or Hunter-like characters that are cool AND NOT WHINEY BITCHES?! Someone like a cross between Ellen and Sarah?
There were a few episodes that were particularly good in the comedic sense, like "Bad Day At Black Rock" (ep 3) and "A Very Supernatural Christmas" (ep 8). I loved the gifts the guys gave each other. LOLOLOL~! And the kid from "The Kids Are Alright" (ep 2) was so freaking adorable. <3 I'm not loving Sam this season (oh, wait, I never loved Sam, never mind), but I had lots of fun throwing my hands up in the air and cheering in agreement with Gordon when he said "Sam Winchester must die." =D That may have been my most favorite quote of the season so far... ^_~
Also watched four episodes of Spiral. It's a little
Hah, also! Narumi Ayumu and Eyes Rutherford look a LOT like Sora and Riku. It's pretty amusing. In the ending, the Riku-lookalike even has a blindfold on. Hmm....
Lately I haven't been into reading/watching a whole lot of anything, so I decided I should finish up the second season of Supernatural. Which is a pretty detached way for me to get into anything, but the lack of mental stimulation was starting to drive me bonkers.
I wrote up my rant regarding episode 17 ("Heart"), so I won't revisit it, or the episode after that. Which brought me to the last four episodes of the season. Overall, they were actually pretty good/entertaining. The last two episodes were also good. But. Despite the fact that there was an AMAZING PART in the beginning of the last episode -- FOR WHICH I REJOICED AS I HAVE NEVER REJOICED BEFORE, complete with screaming and hitting Maryann in unrestrained joy -- I was generally unimpressed by how they chose to wrap up the season.
I generally do not like episodic series. So one of the things I was greatly surprised by was that I actually do enjoy SPN's episodic-ness. The last two episodes tied back into the main plotline, but there was barely any lead-up to it, so it seemed to come completely out of left field. How can a two-parter seem rushed? But it did. The big ending to what was a significant plot issue fell a bit flat. It was still entertaining. And I do think that they solved the problem in a good way. It was just... unimpressive.
Let me restate, just to be clear, that I am biased toward Dean. So when they took his angst and gave it to Sam AGAIN, I wasn't pleased. To be fair, they did replace it with a different sort of angst-potential, so I suppose I have something to look forward to in season 3. Also, just for the record, I do enjoy it when Dean is NOT angsting. In fact, he's really best when he's being his funny, silly self. It's just the knowing that in the back of his head there's something to angst about that gives the character depth and flavor.
Of course, we just couldn't stop at the end of season 2, despite that it was already 1:30am. So yes, we watched the first episode of season 3. Again, I was summarily unimpressed. I think I was looking for some big draw-in that didn't happen. I did enjoy the reference to Se7en which I would not have understood had I actually watched this episode when it aired. ^^;
In other SPN-related news, I just caught up on the comic Supernatural: Origins. It's the prequel to the series, and tells the story of the father, John Winchester, from when his wife died and he went hunting what killed her. There are cameos by Sam and Dean, but mostly it's about John. So far it isn't all that interesting, but I'm willing to continue to follow it and see how it goes. Even better if I can continue to get free copies from Judy. ^_~; In addition, the art (by Matthew Dow Smith) is really not my style. Very blocky. Not much detail. And the poor man cannot draw babies or children. They look like very short adults. And actually, even young men (late teens) still look to be in the early teens. I suppose if the story sticks to following John, there shouldn't be too much of a problem.
Oh, and can I just say that aside from all that stuff about Sam and Dean in this episode, the worst of it was that it was PREDICTABLE! Horribly and boringly predictable.
Last night I thought I'd better continue watching -- otherwise my disgust with the previous episode would make me wait another 6 months before watching any episodes again. Luckily, this was a funny episode. With lots of Dean being cute and funny. It was nice to actually crack a smile this time around. It was especially funny because the episode was about a horror movie production where Sam and Dean pose as PAs in order to have set access. It was very amusing to imagine that their own PAs may have been making fun of them, or vice versa. And one part where the horror movie actors ended up mimicking a technique that Sam and Dean had just used to kill some ghosts. They showed the "horror film actors" acting without the sound effects and stuff, so it looked and sounded really corny and fake. And if you think about it, that's exactly what Jensen and Jared had just been doing. In real life. I love the irony. <3
Four episodes til the end of season 2. I'm kind of curious as to how things will turn out.
taken from the SPN wikipedia article
A prequel comic book, Supernatural: Origins, detailing the early lives of John, Sam, and Dean and how they became hunters, will be published by Wildstorm, a company under the DC Comics company. It will begin publication in May 2007.
Oh yeah, and someone has to tell me what program they use to take screencaps of .avi's 'cause I just used my camera instead.
...and goddamn, I need fic now.
( SPOILERS AHEAD. You've been warned. )