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That was...BEAUTIFUL. Two finales in two days is enough to do a poor girl's head in! But this was really a beautiful finale. I cried my eyes out!

I know some people hated that Alex and Gene couldnt stay together and Gene had to be alone in the end but I was totally cool with it. To me it had a certain poetry to it. I was very moved. He has a job he has to do and he can't leave. It's heartbreaking in a way but also hopeful. Because things go on. Just like life goes on and sometimes we lose people through death or other circumstances. and It hurts but we all move on. Watching the whole series come full circle and watching Gene say to the new guy the same words he told Sam in the very first episode of LOM was just, to me, beautiful. But then I do love a good cycle, must be the historian in me.

Alex realizing she was dead and then CRYING and begging to stay with Gene just BROKE my heart. It was so sad how she had to move on cause it was her time and I bet Gene wanted her to stay but she just couldn't ;_; SO SAD but so beautiful at the same time. I loved that Alex stuck with him to the end and while even though this ending was mainly about Gene, everyone still had an important role to play. Alex most of all. I don't feel like she overshadowed it, and even while Gene was celebrated here, I dont feel like he was completely canonized or glorified.

Other things I loved about this finale:
Keats. OMG HE WAS SO SCARY AND CRAZY. HE WAS TOTES THE DEVIL YOU GUYS!
I love also that Keats was a Club Tropicana fan. THE MUSIC OF EVIL.
ELEVATORS TO HELL! EEEEEE (I also feel vindicated now in my decision to never take elevators)
AND SHAZ! SHAZ IS FROM THE NINETIES! AND SHE GOT PROMOTED AT LAST. AND SHE LOVES CHRIS! FOREVER AND EVER! D'AWWWWWW <3 I love how even after that they still gave us some adorable Chris/Ray too. OT3 to the end!
JUST BEAT IT! that was such a badass scene
"I am arresting you for killing my car!"
Shaz kneeing the dutch guy and then putting a gun to his head. A+
Alex's shoes <3
The kiss! I wasnt a big shipper during S2, though I kind of liked Galex in S1 and then S3 renewed my affection for the ship.
NELSOOOON!
Dixie from Dock Green closing out the series! That was great! I just love references like that.
The very classic THE END to end the series. That is just. God so perfect. As a lover of stories and film it's just, so classic and perfect.
Basically everything! :D

Can't believe it's over. But...even though the show is over, I'd like to think this world and these characters will continue to live in our hearts and minds (and fanfiction).
So in the immortal words of Porky Pig:

Tv meme!

Jan. 27th, 2010 07:07 pm
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I really love doing memes but I am so picky about which ones I do these days. Plus super busy! But yesterday I was feeling really ill so I did memes to pass the time. Today I am posting them for your viewing pleasure. lol (next post will be less frivolous....promise!)

Name a TV show series in which you have seen every episode at least twice: 

Leverage (it’s still airing though), Community (ditto) , Avatar: the last airbender, Spaced, Ashes to Ashes, Life on Mars, Pysch (well almost every episode) The Chappelle Show (actually I think I’ve seen most of the episodes 3 maybe 4 times…), Supersizers, Salute Your Shorts and the Adventures of Pete and Pete ( however my second viewing of both these shows was over 10 years after the first time I watched lol) Oh oh and Angry Beavers, pretty much I think. (goddamit Viacom, where is my DVD?) oh and probably Rugrats and Hey Arnold too but I am not so sure about those. 

Name a (current) show you can't miss:

Community, Leverage, Psych, Ashes to Ashes, White Collar, True Blood. 

Name an actor that would make you more inclined to watch a show:

hmm, oh well if any of the actors of my current fave shows do other shows after this I’d be more inclined to watch said shows. Though I really watch for a favorite writer or an interesting plot, rarely for a particular actor. 

Name an actor who would make you less likely to watch a show:

Keanu Reeves, he’s just so WOODEN. Robin Williams, too cheesy and I want to say Tom Cruise cause he’s too smirky and smarmy but damn I did love his Lestat. I am torn!

Name a show you can, and do, quote from.

It’s funny, I am terrible at quoting shows. Like I remember proverbs and whole poems and song lyrics without much trouble but I always forget tv quotes even for shows I love and I rarely know when to interject them into conversation appropriately :( 

Name a show you like that no one else enjoys:

I don’t know about NO ONE else, but there really needs to be more Leverage fans!
 
Name a TV show which you've been known to sing the theme song:

Pysch! “I know you know, that I’m not tellin the truth” and Community “I cant count the reasons I should stay~ one by one they all just fade away, do do” and True Blood has an awesome theme song, I don’t know if I’ve I make it a habit to sing though lol. Oh and the Malcom in the Middle theme song. That was a fun one. I don’t now about sing, but I definitely hum the theme song to It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia a lot. 

Name a show you would recommend everyone to watch:

Leverage! Community! I would also recommend Spaced to anyone who loves Simon Pegg and or is a huge geek or pop culture junkie. It’s just a brilliant funny and geektastic show full of pop culture references and an adorable Simon Pegg (and Nick Frost!). Also It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which to me is hysterical. 

Name TV series you own:

Leverage S1, IASiP S1-4, Adv of Pete & Pete, Salute your Shorts (I burned this one on a dvd rather than bought it but technically, I DO own it lol) Spaced, State of Play, LOM , A2A, Hex, Are you afraid of the dark? S1, I also have a bunch of asian dramas I burned in their entirety onto various dvds. 

What is your favourite episode of your favourite series?

I…this is impossible to answer lol. I have more than one fave show and more than one fave episode! Well I'll do one series then (or I'd be at this for ages lol) Leverage – Bank Shot Job, First David Job, Two Live Crew Job, Iceman Job.

A show you mean to watch, but you just haven't gotten around to yet:

Burn Notice (I started but got distracted) The Wire, Lost (I used to watch it, dropped it and now I am thinking of picking it back up again) and a shit load of Korean dramas. (don’t ask) I also keep meaning to watch more Classic Doctor Who (I’ve only seen a bit of doctors 4 and 7’s series so far)

Ever quit watching a show because it was so bad?

LOL. I have quite so many shows. Heroes, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Rescue Me, Life (it started out so great too) Gossip Girl, Glee, The Mentalist and most recently Merlin.  

Name a show you aren't interested in watching, not in the least:

Dollhouse, 24, NCIS, Bones (my dad recently fell in love with this show and keeps asking me what I dislike it so much lol) 

Name a show that's made you cry multiple times:

Community made me cry XD that one episode of Lost that centered on Mr Eko’s past made me cry my eyes out. Oh and the final ep of New Doctor Who’s first series (the end of Nine ;_;) other than that it’s mostly been movies to make me cry. 

Oldest TV show you like?

Oldest as in how old the show is or or how long I’ve been watching it? Let’s go with the former, I would say Doctor Who but I haven’t seen much Classic Who and New Who started in 05, so really the oldest ones I like would be those nick shows: are you afraid of the dark, salute your shorts, adv of pete and pete. All from the early to mid 90’s. 

Newest TV show you like?
Community <3 and Modern Family

What do you eat when you watch TV?

if I eat anything it's popcorn, yogurt or a banana.

How often do you watch TV?

for as long as my show is on. I only turn on the tv to watch my weekly programs or the occasional movie or IMF and LinkTv videos.

Do you have a favorite talk show?

The Daily Show and the Colbert Report are the only talk shows I’ve ever been able to stand (I love those guys <3)

What's the last TV show you watched?

White Collar. episode 9 :D

What's your favourite/preferred genre of TV?

don’t have one. I enjoy a mix of genres generally (I love a show that can mix humor and drama well and effectively use both as central to the plot) 

What's your least favourite genre of TV?

Reality tv, Soap operas, and most science fiction shows. (I really dont know why, I dont dislike  it in theory but somehow the way most sci fi novels or tv shows go I just end up feeling very bored or annoyed. Yes even Battlestar Galactica. Doctor Who is a rare exception and that’s in part because they will occasionally go back in time, which I LOVE.)

What was the first TV show you were obsessed with?

Sailor Moon! and Power Rangers. And if you REALLY wanna go back far, then My Little Pony. I loved that show and I am not ashamed! (mostly cause I was 7 at the time) the funny thing was I didn’t really care about owning any ponies…

What TV show do you wish you never watched?

Glee, it lied and deceived me into thinking it was a sweet and fun harmless show! Only to slap me in the face with racism and irritating stereotypes and finally latent misogyny *curses* But otherwise it’s rare I hate a show so much that I wish I never watched it even after I drop it from my watch list. 

What's the weirdest show you enjoyed?

Doctor Who, Lost, Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes. There may be others but I can’t think of them. 

What TV show scared you the most?

oh man any episode of doctor who that Stephan Moffat wrote, *still creeped out by Blink* and that one about evil sun aliens or something. Oh and any episode from are you afraid of the dark that involved clowns. I HATE CLOWNS. And that one with the creepy specs. *shudders* still gives me the heebs! That’s all I can think of though.

What is the funniest TV show you have ever watched?

The Chappelle Show, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Community and Psych all make/made me laugh real hard. (oh do Looney Tunes count? Cause those hilarious too)

Which do you think is the best TV series ever made?

I have no idea. That’s a hard decision to make! I suspect when I see The Wire I’ll choose that one as that is what everyone who has seen it told me. 
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I saw the film Waitress last night. It's a really beautiful film and I recommend it to everyone. I thought the story was very empowering and uplifting, particularly to women who are having a hard time the way the heroine of the film was. She's undergoing alot but she's never self pitying or defeatist and at the end she makes two very important and powerful decisions about her life. It's hard for me to go into detail beyond this without spoiling, and I really want people to go into this as I did, blind. Nathan Fillion was really lovely in it and charming, it was odd to see him play an awkward slightly nervous guy since the last time I saw him he was leading a ship of misfits across space. some words about Nathan Fillion and Castle )

I also attempted to watch Vampire Diaries last night, and unfortunately I just couldnt stand it. It's not that it was bad (well it IS bad but that's not the problem) I mean I expected to be more witty and occult I guess? It just felt like your typical teen show but with vampires in it. more bitching here ) Ah well, cant love em all I guess!

I've decided to drop Gossip Girl and House. I'll follow House's proceedings via the house_cuddy comm, since that's really the only aspect of the show I care much about. and While I love hugh laurie and I'll keep an eye on him as house because of that, I was never particularly fond of the character House himself. He's kind of a huge douche. which I get is the point but still.

In other news Glee continues to be blah but I cant stop watching it just yet. (especially not after that recent news about whedon directing an ep!) I liked the whole Puck/Rachel thing in this weeks ep, I hope they actually can form a friendship at some point but the ending didnt really seem to support that personally I think it's a little odd how little puck seems to be bothered that quin is carrying his CHILD, but previews for the next week or so seem to indicate he hasnt totally forgotten about that (I also FFed through very Emma/Willa scene, they annoyed me that much with their treacly saccharine crap that just glosses over the fact that they are both selfish cheating assholes)

I Love Community. Have I said that? I LOVE IT SO MUCH. I want more people to watch this show so bad. Hell if I can figure out a way to do so, I wanna send a letter to Dan Harmon thanking him for making this show so even if it does get cancelled after this season he knows there are people who appreciated his effort and his story. Apparently Community and it's characters were based heavily on Harmon's own experiances which explains so much why it feels so real and honest even when it's being quirky and odd in it's humor or plots. I love how real everything feels honestly and I sympathize so strongly with alot of the characters. It's strange how familiar alot of them feel, and each day I find myself relating with Britta more strongly. the reasons this show is so wonderful to me ) Anyway everyone NEEDS to watch this, it's funny, it's fresh, it's not full of horrible gender and race cliches, it's smart and best of all it'll make you smile at the end. I gaurantee you, everytime. I am still SO HAPPY THAT IT GOT A FULL SEASON ORDER. However I realized something, I'm not happy enough with just one season. I want another and another and another! So that's why, I am doing a damn pimp post. All y'all better prepare yourselves!

Lie to Me this week was also amazing and I went through a ridiculous amount of grief to finally get a hold of the file since I only got half the ep thanks to stupid baseball running over time. However it was all worth it cause it was a GREAT intense ep, tim roth excels so much at the intense stuff and my shipper heart did many leaps at all the lovely Cal/Gillian interaction at the end. This show just gets better every week. I am counting down the days to the inevitable Cal kicks everyone's ass in poker episode. I loved it when Pysch did it, and I loved it when The Mentalist did it and I know I'm gonna love it when Lie2Me does it too. (speaking of the Roth, I recieved my DVD copy of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead yesterday! CANT WAIT TO WATCH IT *bounces with joy*)

To conclude this entry: White Collar's pilot airs tonight! (one of these days I am gonna watch Burn Notice. I have a feeling I'd like it)
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Sup y'all. It's been a while hasnt it? School kept me away from all of you wonderful people. But not anymore! anyway Let's talk about Tv. I have alot to say about it this evening.

Glee: I am feeling very frustrated with this show lately. When I first started watching this show, there was four things that stuck out to me and made me want to watch it. 1. awesome musical numbers. 2. Diverse and multicultural ensemble cast. 3. funny quirky humor. 4. classic underdogs story with a focus on highschool social hierchy and cast of peculiar misfits. Somewhere along the line 2 and 4 got lost by the way side.Let the rage begin... )
Ok for those who found that too tl;dr, here's the short version: Finn and Rachel need to stop gettin all the musical numbers, minority students should get more storylines and development, show needs to STOP focusing on the stupid adults and their stupid love triangles, I love all the kids (even stupid finn), mercedes has an awesome voice that needs to be used more, sue is awesome, will is a douchebag, puck is hot, baby storyline is stupid, quin has a big booty, (ok that wasnt in the original rant but it's worth noting all the same). and I really hate showtunes unless Kristen Chenoweth is singing them.

Yes I know this is alot of anger for a show that's supposed to be fun and playful. and For me it was pure happiness at first, but I hate the way things are devloping. and sad thing is I dont see anything changing anytime soon. I am not gonna stop watching just yet. But if this shit does not improve by the end of the season. I'm out.

Gossip Girl: I feel very dispassionate about this show, it's possible I always felt this way and now that feeling has jsut become amplified. It was always what I call a "Cotton candy" show, sweet, fluffy, fun but ultimately EMPTY. With other far better tv out there now, I really dont know if I want to continue bothering with this show.

Lie to Me - hear me dear flist! and Know! I have found a new love! Thy name is really freaking awesome. Yes I started watching this show on a whim a week or so ago, because Tim Roth was in it and he's an awesome guy. So far I am enjoying the hell out of it, it is not by any means groundbreaking television or the best show ever but it is probably the only procedural I can think of in which I am ACTUALLY invested in the crime investigations of the week. Mostly because it's alot less about crime and alot more about analyzing human behavior and making deductions based on that. It's basically a show immersed in behavior sciences. The show has a psychologist Gillian Foster and a guy who researchers human and animal behaviors, Eli Loker and then there is Cal Lightman who is played by Roth and he is basically a guy who can always tell if someone is lying.
He's know when you've been naughty and he knows when you've been nice! )
Honestly I love this show, and I'm glad as hell that the rating seem to be doing ok because I'd be super sad if this got cancelled. I love that the characters of Cal and Gillian are based on real people, and the show's foundation is based off real discoveries and facts about people and their behaviors. Ultimately people interesting me alot more than procedures, and concepts and blood/gore. and that's why this show is so appealing to me. Even more so, there are no actual cops part of the main cast, it's not a crime drama even though the Lightman Group gets immeresed in crimes at times because they are often recruited to use their expertise to prove or disprove someone's honesty/dishonesty. The cases of the week are not the most original or brilliant ideas but there's alot of potential to be explored in this show. and So far S2 has proven to be much more well written than S1 was, which was decent but beyond the intriguing premise, not anything very special.

Community - I really love this show, I have enjoyed every ep. I'm glad I decided to watch it despite my general dislike of sitcoms. It is set in a community college and it does FEEL like a community college. I go to a community college atm, and I have met people just like the characters of troy, abed and shirley. I love that they address how community colleges are looked down on, even my family has teased me for going because my sis was able to get into university right out highschool. Though it was not my first choice to go through comm college before uni I dont regret it cause they really do have some great professors and quality of education, and I do appreciate the classes are not huge like alot of uni classes are. I suspect when i finally transfer out of here that I will miss it alot.
all the awesome things... )

The Mentalist - love it so far, one of the only dramas not to dissappoint me in some way this season. I love how the show drops little tidbits of info about the character's each week. It's very nice, and watching the team and jane work is so fun and enjoyable that even if they dont solve the red john murder for a while, I dont think I will mind. I was originally concerned abotu this but the fact is the show doesnt hinge entirely on the red john thing, therefore when you put it out for your head, it's a really fun entertaining show. Even when it's being dark and angsty. I'm glad that Cho and Rigsby are getting more focus cause I love those guys, especially Cho, I do hope Van Pelt gets more screentime in the coming weeks. spoilers for 204 )

House: so far it's not bad but I am starting to remember why I never quite liked this show very much to begin with. I really dont see myself hanging on until the end of the season, but we will see I guess.
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Merlin 202: Loved it and I dont give a shit what fandom is saying. I'm just going to start ignoring merlin fandom like I do true blood fandom. Cause I can see already it's just gonna be waves of annoying bitching every week and you know what? I can do without it. One thing I will say is, the way the writers have consistently failed to actually give Gwen any significant characterization is fucked up and I'm going to give them until the end of this season to change that before I start to reconsider how much I like this show. Cause I'll be honest, I like arthur and merlin but I'm watching for the girls at this point.

Anyway now why did I love it? The premiere was meh to me but this was better. For one we saw arthur get just a bit more self aware, not much though, we saw the seeds of arthur/gwen finally sown. Merlin finally lost his shit at being treated like crap all the time. Gwen got to have more than five lines. Someone finally told Arthur in plain words what a dick he is. and the villain of the week actually came off as scary and threatening this time. I'm sad we've seen the last of him.

But BEST OF ALL:
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I laughed so hard I turned blue. It's doubly funny when you factor in that Bradley James cant cook to save his life either. Bless whoever came up with the plot development of Arthur attempting to cook, I'm just sorry we didnt actually see him do anything. Cant wait to see Morgana's ep next week though! I was sad she wasnt in the ep more but I can forgive it if it means next week it's all about her.

The Mentalist 201: quite an opener here. the tone is a bit darker now and I cant decide if I like that or not yet. I do know that Simon Baker's smile still makes me melt into a puddle of goo every time. *sigh* I love how we're gonna have a jane vs bosco thing this season. bosco is jane's polar opposite and a worthy opponent and I LOVE IT. other things I loved )

Glee 04: This show is seriously blowing my mind with how good it's getting. I mean Quin pregnant? by Puck? Except she told Finn it's His? Heck yes! Quin/Puck is totally the new Chuck/Blair y'all. and Will's wife Scary Terri (as I have now dubbed her) has reached new heights of crazy and wants Quin's baby. and Sue actually said something INSPIRING in the middle of one of her crazy tirades. ALSO football players dancing to beyonce! Superfab Kurt can kick like a pro! Puck joins glee club! I LOVE THIS SHOW.

Psych 4x07: So so so good. Thank you for always putting a smile on my face pysch <3 ILU to bits. I just, I love how every week I feel like this is the best ep of the season. and this week is no different. That Boyz II men acapella version of the psych theme song was the best thing ever. I vote for it to replace the original theme..
Shawn: I wish I'd known you when you were black )

House 601: I have not watched this show since 2004, and I do know most of what's going on at the moment though, since I kept tabs on House/Cuddy/Wilson over the years (a ship(s?) I have a big soft spot for) I watched this premiere monday on a whim more than anything but wow, that shit was good. andre braugher pwnd house! )I wanna try to watch it even though I know it's gonna go back to being a medical procedural next week and I hate medical shows and I hate procedurals so I dont know how that's gonna go but we'll see.

Gossip girl 302: I liked this alot more than the premiere. Blair got her ass owned. Georgina was amazingly sympathetic for someone who is borderline insane and Dan was completely likeable for at least a half hour. Also the chuck/blair moment at the end was really adorable and felt less forced and cheesy than last week's. that's actually all I have to say about this ep. I think I forgot most of it by the time I started writing this entry lol.

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