Fandom 5

Apr. 11th, 2010 04:55 pm
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5 things about 5 fannish interests and one for the road.

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Ahh, Bank Holiday Monday, how much I love you. I love Saturday. I appreciate Sunday the way you do a good restaurant that serves great food, but it's popular, so they try to rush you out of the place after an hour, just as you're starting to relax and thinking about cheesecake and cappuccino. Monday will be spent the same way I spent Sunday - lie in till 10.30am, spend a couple hours catching up on email, lj and the new shiny Dreamwidth all the cool kids are talkin' 'bout (I'm not a cool kid, I'm the small kid with the scooter that follows them). In fact, this post is brought to you using the power of crossposting. Don't I feel like I'm riding the cutting edge of online communication. Oh, yeah. At some point there will be Sorting (not like Harry Potter sorting, not really sure why it needs a capital 's', maybe because the quantity of Stuff to Sort would make Hercules whimper. But! Before the Sorting there will be fannishness, which brings me to what I'm watching lately.

Criminal Minds has stamped a claim on my heart. I'd love to blame the pretty boy eye candy but I suspect Penelope Garcia is to blame. You know how people have gone Susan Boyle crazy because she's Super Ordinary Woman, the regular person in her 40's, unmarried with a cat, the woman next door no one notices? Penelope Garcia could be poster chick for fandom, the smart geeky woman with nerdy tendencies who isn't stick-thin, isn't a super model, is very appealing, has an eye for the pretty and is funny. She's someone you want to spend time with, in fact I've spent time with her, with versions of her throughout my life since discovering fandom at age 22. Combine Penelope with two other women on the show who are smart, funny, endearing, great at their job and talk about things other than men, and it's obvious why Criminal Minds is the first show I watch when my downloads are ready.

Primeval. It's cheesy. It's a tad silly. I don't care. Even with the latest Episodes of Suck starring Action Man, it's still a fun show. Connor Temple should be available as a pet. I like the women. It has a new pretty. It's playful and doesn't take itself seriously. It's fun.

Life. I love this show. I love how the humour is surreal with shades of Monty Python. I love that Dani Reese reminds me so much of Sandra Bullock's Gracie Hart in Miss Congeniality. I love the dialogue. I like all the characters and all the relationships. I like the way they've taken characters and changed the relationships. The stories are usually interesting but I'm watching it for the characters.

Supernatural. I think this is a show I have to watch without reading the comments of other viewers. I was watching it every week asap and, for the most part, enjoying it; some negative stuff was being said a while back, and now I'm five episodes or so behind. So, note to self, give the episodes a chance and see what happens. Duh!

Merlin. There is no Merlin. Why is there no Merlin? I need Merlin, dammit! That is all.

NCIS. Confession: I enjoy Tony and Ziva flirting and ust. :P So, I've enjoyed all the episodes that spring immediately to mind. As always, the show has scenes I'd rather they did differently, but the NCIS family feel is still intact (with a hormonal vibe between playful brother Tony and their exotic cousin Ziva) and that's the reason I'm watching. The stories enable the characters to interact and the dead bodies mean we see Ducky and Palmer, so yay for the weekly murders!

So now I'm off to watch the latest Primeval that aired on Saturday. Hopefully Connor will sit on the new pretty's lap again and Abby will do something super heroic while being a non-superhero every woman.
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I'm not sure if these are all that unpopular fandom-wide, but here goes:

Stargate SG-1
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http://www.tvguide.com/news/michael-weatherly-ncis/071113-01

TV Guide: What can you say about the reports of turmoil on the set, which ended with creator Don Bellisario leaving the show?
Michael Weatherly: I stay largely outside the politics of the show. I learned two lessons on another show [Dark Angel, in which he costarred with — and became engaged to — Jessica Alba]: The less I say the better, and don't date your costar! So Mark Harmon and I have never dated. Though the Silver Fox and I did spend a week in Vermont that nobody knows about.
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*hearts* end of last NCIS episode. That is all. :-D
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Some interesting stuff and a bit of a spoiler. Seems all is calm and going sweet since Bellisario left:
http://www.tvguide.com/Cover-Story/mark-harmon-returns/070815-08
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For season 4, it looks like they've moved away from the Hollywood musicals look and have decided to go with classic lit. Look, it's Gulliver Gibbs and the itsy bitsy people of Lilliput:

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Last week I mentioned the NCIS season 1 cover, and the fact Tony's face is cut in half suggested semi-trained monkeys are in charge of creating these things. I take it back. I was aiming too far up the intelligence ladder. That or I was assuming the monkeys weren't being fed the bad crack. Behold the covers for season 2 and season 3. Season 3 must have been especially bad crack as the monkey was having hallucinations of Gibbs as Fred Astaire. I'm really not seeing DiNozzo as Ginger. Well, not outside of fanfic.
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The latest episodes of NCIS are worrying me. Gibbs has gone from 'Second B for Bastard' to 'Piss off then if you don't want to be around you miserable old fart'. I'm finding him thoroughly unappealing right now ( though, interestingly, the less appealing they make Gibbs the more appealing they're making Tony, who appears to have matured in all the right ways). More terrifyingly, Madame Director...is OK. Not annoying. Episode 3 I liked her. Yes, you read that right. It seems all they had to do with her was stop with the annoying flashbacks and Be Nice to Tony. Huh.

NCIS squee

Apr. 5th, 2006 10:30 pm
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I've just been reading spoilers for the latest NCIS episode and it sounds like a total slashy squee-fest. It's so nice to have something fun to watch that I'm not emotionally invested in to the point I want to pull my hair out when Bad Writing Attacks. Sure, Madam Moo Eyes, the sorriest excuse of a female boss ever ('Jethro' has her so whupped it's embarrassing) is a waste of space but everyone else on the show is a joy to watch. I even liked Kate so three female characters out of four isn't bad and I love all the guys.

52% so far on my dowload. Yay!

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