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Dear Mad Men, way to be entirely depressing! Which is not to say that I didn't love it, because, well, OBVIOUSLY I did. Jane is entirely boring to me, though; I think it was the casting choice. It was nice to see Hildy, though, whom I adore. Please, show, continue to wreck me. I don't mind at all.

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True Blood, 1x04, Escape from Dragon House

OK, so I'm not even a teensy bit familiar with the books, so I don't really get the hype over Pam and Eric. They're so...leathery. What's with that?

Tara continued to kick ass and be the most sensible voice in town, and her flashback scene was revelatory and lovely in tone. Jason continued to be a twat, though a hilarious one who deserved what he got; the detective and the sheriff are the best double act.

I loved seeing Sookie in Fangtasia (that's not really a pun, though); I loved Bill being adorkable pretty much all night. "Don't say oh-oh! Vampires are not supposed to say oh-oh!" Kudos to Sookie for just waltzing about semi-fearlessly and doing what needs doing.

Mostly the episode all felt like set up to whatever's coming next, and I can live with that. What I can't live with are the not-so-subtle werewolf digs; they're driving me loopy.

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Life, 2x01, Find Your Happy Place.

I didn't know that Robin Weigert was going to be replaced by this dumbass, and I'm galled by the story (demoted? Seriously?) So that was not a pleasant way to start things.

That said, the show continues to be bright and beautiful to watch. There was very little that was exceptional about this episode, save the very end. The plot got resolved a little too neatly, so I don't know what that was about. I did like seeing Dani having to fend it off on both sides, and I loved seeing Ted with the badge in his hand. That was lovely. This is not to say that I didn't enjoy the episode, because I did, and I can't wait for the next one, huzz.

To conclude: the popping noise? When Crews eats the qumquat? Heh. Very cute.

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Sarah Connor Chronicles, 2x04, Allison from Palmdale.

Oh man, thank fuck this episode came along because I was beginning to get bored. I guess we can surmise that Cameron was the one who was torturing Derek et al, considering Allison Young and her obsession with Chopin. I like seeing the psychology behind the machines, and I love knowing that Cameron was based on a real person, because it just goes to emphasise that Cameron is a machine. Her personality is programming. We like to try to forget that but the show is pretty good at getting us to remember. I just wish Derek had been around this week, and we hadn't gotten that trifling sub-plot with Busy Phillips. I love the actress, but the plot is boring beyond words. Plus: Agent Ellison and he ex-wife, zomg. That was a nice reveal. I'm still waiting for that plot to pick up the pace a little, but I'm willing to be patient.

Mostly, though, I think that the flashbacks to Cameron's life that wasn't pose a lot of interesting questions, like: why, then, did John send her forward? What changed between John finding out that the machine had taken over Allison and his trusting her? And what about, 'sometimes they go bad. No-one knows why. They just do'? That's got to be something that's at the forefront now, especially with her stash of goodies (the bar of coltran[e] &c.). Eee, fab! I hope that the show starts pulling together the plot already; all the side stuff is deathly. The shorter season should have made it easier for them to maintain the pace, but I don't know. It's so slow, y'all.

Favourite scene? "Did you kill her?" "Apparently not." CAMERON IS SO FIERCE. Goddamn, more of that please. (John: way to be unsympathetic! But then, again, she's a cyborg. It's difficult for me to gauge what I want from that frakked up relationship.)

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Californication, 2x01, Slip of the Tongue.

lols, this show is seven levels of ridiculousness, and I would have been more than content with having just one season. Things didn't really ramp up until Hank and Karen went out, but the last section, in the car? Brilliance. This show is insane.

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The Unit, 4x01, Sacrifice

I still haven't seen the tail end of the last season, but as always, that so rarely matters with this show. They do their speical ops thing, and Tiffy is still fucking around with Col. Ryan. Start of the fourth season: same damn story that I don't guve a shit about. That said, I enjoyed absolutely every thing else about the plot. The new girl (Bridget[te] Sullivan) looks like a real trip, and Kim Brown continued to kickass. Bob Brown shot arrows which was his superpower of the week. And Jonas got to say things like, "well somebody say something profound because this is where we make our stand". That's genius, frankly. In a completely over-the-top, kind of whacked out way.

And now I have to go back and watch the rest of season 3 (I'm just going to have to skip every single scene Tiffy shows up in. Damn, woman, get your head on.)

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I've yet to see Dexter; am feeling pretty blahface about it, actually. I may have to store up a few episodes and watch them in one go. Even though I liked it last year, I only watched it on time because I was watching with T. And, well, not there any more.

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I have new music, eee! Some unreleased Patty Griffin and Seth Lakeman's albums, whoop whoop. Folk at its best. And now: NCIS and Criminal Minds. It is a Good Day.

Date: 2008-10-01 04:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aliasagent.livejournal.com
Eric's all hot and stuff. And it takes a great amount of... something, to make me say that, 'cause for me it's all weird admitting that Alexander SkarsgÄrd is pretty to look at.

Date: 2008-10-01 08:39 pm (UTC)
ext_1212: ([Random] call of the wild.)
From: [identity profile] delgaserasca.livejournal.com
Having seen other pictures of him, I'm inclined to agree. And yet, I watch True Blood and all I can think is...greasy. Sighface.

Date: 2008-10-01 08:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aliasagent.livejournal.com
Yeah, but I hope in a while that they'll sort of... come into it, you know? Without being all greasy. I think they're sort of so focused on being true to the books that it sometimes it can be weird and all. But I think it has the potential to be really good. But then again, Bill/Sookie doesn't really throw me any more, so maybe I'm just being pessimistic :P

Date: 2008-10-01 08:44 pm (UTC)
ext_1212: (Default)
From: [identity profile] delgaserasca.livejournal.com
Never read the books, so can't really comment. I don't know; I'm enjoying the show a lot, and I quite like the Bill/Sookie angle.

I'm probably the wrong person to talk to, though. My, um, preferences lean on the more mature side.

Date: 2008-10-01 04:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] filmedinsepia.livejournal.com
Okay. I thought I loved the fact that you watch and enjoy Life. But I want to flat out MARRY the fact you like Seth Lakeman.

Lets just say I'm a little bit of a folk dork. :)

Date: 2008-10-01 08:40 pm (UTC)
ext_1212: ([ncis] zomigod!)
From: [identity profile] delgaserasca.livejournal.com
Omigosh, you too? Huzzah! I finally bought his albums and have been quietly freaking out/jigging ALL DAY. Marvellous!

Date: 2008-10-01 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] filmedinsepia.livejournal.com
Very much so - he is superb. I've seen him twice now and can't listen to Kitty Jay without getting goosebumps. Love that boy.

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