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26 February 2009 @ 01:28 pm
Fandom crisis  
I've been a little quiet about current shows because I'm not watching them at the same rate as everyone else but am getting files sent through the post meaning that often I'm a few weeks behind everyone else. I'm wondering if maybe that's the reason why I'm less enthusiastic than I was about some shows.

For instance - yesterday morning I got a new disk (*hugs* thedothatgirl) which has T:SCC, Leverage, Dollhouse, Bones and Supernatural on it. Of all the shows there you would think SPN & Leverage would be tying for first place in screening order, right? As in, they're the ones I'm most keen to see. And you'd be half right.

Leverage? Is awesome. I could live without the whole Nate/Sophie thing but it's not that annoying and Parker? Totally makes up for it. (As do Eliot & Hardison just 'cause!).

Supernatural. Of all the episodes this season I have only watched Lazarus Rising more than once. And the two episodes sitting on my desk at home waiting for me to watch? Well... I'll get to them. I love the show, really, I do, but my passion for it is fading. I *love* Castiel though (and am wondering how much of that is down to nwhepcat's fic).

As it turns out the first thing I watched was Dollhouse. Which, I have to say, I'm really glad I had two episodes to watch because after the pilot? I might not have bothered. I like the second episode a lot more than the pilot, but it's still... not great. (And seriously, having Katya Kinski from Neighbours in it without an Australian accent is really bizarre.) (Speaking of Neighbours - what happened to Libby? One day I turn on and all's fine, next I turn on and there's a different person playing the part, has the original girl left? 'Cause me no like the new girl...) One thing I do get from Dollhouse is a helluva Dark Angel vibe. This Alpha thing? Is so Ben. I like it though, it's not a favourite show yet, but hell - Eliza. She's cool.

T:SCC - Now I get why my fic got zero comments. It was Jossed in the very next episode! Hee! I'm glad Riley is actually something more than just an annoying blonde girl, wish I could stop singing 'Goodbye Mister Mackenzie' off-key whenever I see Shirley Manson on screen, and really not liking This Jessie girl. But that's just 'cause it screws with my sick and twisted fascination with Derek/Cameron/Allison.

Bones it was the premier I watched (this morning actually!) and spotted a green shirt in the background which may or may not have been fresleyforever's (I think it was - I saw the picture on your journal when it first screened honey!) It's so long since I watched it that it took a while to get back into the 'feel' of the show, but it seemed a bit... lacking? Not sure why really.

So I'm catching up, still not there yet, but will be soon I hope. Thing is... I'm not feeling the squee any more. And that saddens me a little.

I miss my shows.
Current Mood: weirdweird
thedothatgirl: dollhouseasleepthedothatgirl on February 26th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
See you're inside my head again dammit!! Your assessment of the shows is almost identical to mine.

Bones premiere - cliched and sadly lacking. Apart the start appearance of Fresleyforever. They really tried too hard with the funny here and to me it didn't quite work. This is now rated as an eyecandy show for me. I don't even d/load it at US pace now.

Supernatural you should have heard me & acrazywench 'discussing' this (and BSG) at lunch the other day. Castiel rocks and the arc they set up is interesting then the writers drop it like a stone and hit us with Monster of week and it's back to old same ol'same ol. *looks shiftly to see if spnfen are advancing with pitchforks and torches*

Leverage is fun - I'm not shipping anyone though but love Hardison, Park and Elliot especially. TSSC I'm a bit out of order with some episodes. Not enough Summer Glau for my liking but I enjoyed some the recent guest stars.

I think it's the potential in Dollhouse that keeps us there, plus knowing that Joss takes a wee while to get into the swing. Ep 2 for me was streets ahead of the pilot which just felt like it was jiggered around. Love 'Echo and Boyd, and Adelle is kinda cool too. Not seen enough of Ballard to make up my mind yet on those. I think Eliza is doing very well too, but is getting some vitriolic crap thrown at her by critics. Pfft.

Glad the DVD turned up :)

Maryfresleyforever on February 26th, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
I like Boyd as well-he seems like a good,genuine guy. I thought that his scenes with Echo in the last episode were lovely.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: lvg//eliot/hardison notslash... yeah rigwhiskyinmind on February 27th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
Brain twins r us apparently! I'm feeling with SPN that they're dwelling too much on Sam and his choices right now. I don't care enough at the moment because he's being a pissy bitch about everything and I'm tired of the same old shtick with him. I want Dean to turn round, say screw you for a couple of months and head off on his own. (Which... y'know... might tie in with something...)

LVG, not *really* shipping anyone but I love the Eliot/Parker interaction. And Eliot/Hardison. In fact, I may have an Eliot fascination!

And yup, for Dollhouse if it was anyone but Joss and Eliza I would turn off. I know they can both be good though so I'm sticking with it. (And screencapping it for art purposes as well... *g*)
thedothatgirlthedothatgirl on February 27th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
Ah good that you're capping Dollhouse. I'll know where to come when I start making some art. I want to see more of the show before I launch myself into icons and wotnot. Get more of a feel for it. From all accounts it starts to really go boom from about ep 6 onwards.

Here's hoping.

Yep, Dean needs some time on his own or perhaps with a like minded slayer....

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: fic//run from - crywhiskyinmind on February 27th, 2009 03:31 pm (UTC)
Yep, Dean needs some time on his own or perhaps with a like minded slayer....

Y'know? Someone ought to do write something like that...
thedothatgirlthedothatgirl on February 27th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
Well if you know anyone who can do that you should suggest it ;)

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: fic//run from the darknesswhiskyinmind on February 27th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, I'll have to have a think about that. I'd have thought someone would have done it but...

Mary: castiel;look downfresleyforever on February 26th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
I adore Leverage and I like all the characters. Parker is a cut above them all though! Okay,maybe I love Hardison too. And Eliot :)

I see where you're coming from with SPN-the quality has dropped a little but like you, I love Castiel.

I liked the second episode of Dollhouse more that the first too. And I totally get the Dark Angel vibe. Alpha is intriguing and I'm interested in how the storyline develops.

I'm still enjoying TSCC and I don't like Jessie either! Needs more Cameron I agree!

It was me with the green shirt hee! I know what you mean-it wasn't a good premiere. However, I think Bones S4 has improved over the course of the season.

I'm sorry you're not feeling the squee anymore :( *hugs*

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//lr bobby's art project - mewhiskyinmind on February 27th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
Parker wins. Hands down!

I think the lack of squee might be a reflection of all the other crap going on right now and it should come back. Maybe?

Plus, there's always Castiel!
velvetwhipvelvetwhip on February 26th, 2009 06:28 pm (UTC)
I'm not watching any of those, I'm afraid.

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: annie hall//forgot my mantra - mewhiskyinmind on February 27th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
There's not a huge amount out there right now that's worth watching to be honest. Most shows are either aping reality TV or soap operas.

One thing that I think you would like is a British show called 'Being Human'. It's a BBC production so it could possibly show up on BBC America soon? It's a very dark comedic drama about a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost sharing a house and trying (and failing) to integrate with society. Don't be put off by the blurb or the fact that I said it was comedic - it's a black comedy which the BBC kinda excells in. I love it, but the series finishes this weekend. :(
laurahopeless_cynic on February 26th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
I love that JDM happens to be the header when I visit your journal (like the new layout btw)!

Can't comment on most of those, I'm up to date with Supernatural but to be honest I'm only really watching it out of habit and to look at the pretty, I've kind of fallen out with the show a bit. I'm not even going to Asylum!

Don't watch any of the others, but I still intend to start making my way through Bones at some point, I just never get round to it... Will possibly watch Leverage at some point too, but not making any promises!

I was never a fan of Katya Kinski, but I do know that original Libby got ill or something and so had to take time off, they replaced her with a new actress for a bit. She might be back by now in Australia though (I don't watch anymore so don't know, sorry!).
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: spn//john's tummy - mewhiskyinmind on February 27th, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC)
Dude. You? Will love Leverage - you really should give it a try.

I love that JDM picture I have on the banner - I just wish I could find a decent resolution copy of it rather than the one I do have which is scanned in from a magazine advert. Ah well... *g*

SPN - I watched the school episode last night so that's only one short of being caught up I think? Yeah... I'm a Dean girl through and through and I think at the moment I'm getting tired of Sam being a pissy bitch all the time. It's like the last three/four years growth have gone right out the window. But... I have hopes for it. It's good, it's just going through a difficult adolescence and Kripke needs to stop pandering to fen. 'Cause really? That's not cute anymore, it's just annoying.

I really took against Katya when she showed up on Neighbours, even stopped watching the show for a while around that time, and I'm trying hard to give her the benefit of the doubt in DH but... And that explains what happened to Libby! I hope the original actress comes back, the new one's alright but she's not Libby.
laura: GG//Lorelai Rory hughopeless_cynic on February 27th, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
I will give it a try sometime, just probably not for a while once everything's settled down a bit. I know I'll love it, I just can't afford to start watching it and then lose 2 days catching up lol!

SPN - possibly? I've really kind of fallen out with it, but I think you are almost caught up. It's still a good programme, I just seem to have stopped caring about it as much - I'm still a Dean girl and everything though. I've read spoilers too, which probably shows I'm not that bothered! I'll get back into it though.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: lvg//parker really loves moneywhiskyinmind on February 27th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
Understood - Leverage is kinda the show which you do get so caught into that you end up losing four hours watching episode after episode...

Luckily there's only 12 in this season so when things fo calm down it won't take too long to catch up.

SPN, I meant to say I'm not going to Asylum either this year and whilst I'm gutted about missing out on meeting an angel I'm more annoyed that I won't get a chance to catch up with my boy Jason this year. As for the love of the show? Well... not so much.