Recent TV

Jan. 30th, 2016 01:57 pm
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There are too many new shows I want to check out--I always seem to be running behind.

I will probably watch the entire mini-series of the X-Files, but not because I am loving it. Probably spoilery comments on the first two episodes behind the cut. Read more... )

I also checked out Lucifer, because it sounded like it might be up my alley, but every time Lucifer just barged in on things it tripped my embarassment squick hard. Between that and the fact that I'm not really interested in any of the cast, I doubt I'll keep watching.

I also have very mixed feelings about Legends of Tomorrow. (Spoilers for the first two episodes) Read more... )

Shannara, on the other hand, seems to have actually hooked me. (Spoilers for the aired episodes so far possible behind the cut). Read more... )
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I finally broke down and got Netflix this summer to watch Daredevil (which I am still only about halfway through because it's a little more violent than I can do for casual watching purposes), and I also capitulated and got an Amazon firestick since watching on my computer was getting annoying.

Anyway, Netflix decided to recommend "The Rockford Files" to me, and I have fond memories of watching it with my dad as a wee child in the 70s--I love the theme song A LOT (it's probably my favorite TV theme song) and I love James Garner, so I figured, why not?

Um, yeah. Not so much. On the plus side, this was back when they still filmed TV in LA, and there is some seriously lovely cinematography, especially of the shore. And the major guest star of the pilot was Lindsay Wagner, who was my very first girl crush.

On the minus side--well, I guess I will cut for spoilers, despite this show being 45 years old. Read more... )

OMG YAY!

Jan. 3rd, 2014 11:50 am
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It sounds like they're actually going to make a Peggy Carter TV Show starring Hayley Atwell!!!!

*Makes squeeing noise that can probably be heard in space*

And yes, I haven't been that impressed with AOS, but I don't even care. Hayley Atwell! Peggy Carter! Flaily hands!!!!!

Excitement!

Apr. 5th, 2013 10:13 pm
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Everything I have heard about the upcoming SHIELD show has delighted me, but this casting news is the most exciting thing since hearing Phil Coulson would actually be on the show.
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If the embed code doesn't work (as it generally never does for me), the direct link is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M82CUd6isyY

And here's her obituary in the NY Times .
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I actually managed to watch both Elementary and Last Resort. I didn't have really strong feelings about Elementary either way; I'll probably watch a couple more episodes before I make a decision. I actually loved Last Resort, even though the plot had me completely goggling--I really liked most of the main characters, and I'm pretty curious where they're going to go from here, so I will probably watch that as well.

Meanwhile, [livejournal.com profile] rsadelle and I went to see Pitch Perfect today, and I completely and totally loved it--not just for the musical numbers (which I expected to love), but also by the way it completely managed to satirize every teen movie ever while still being a good teen movie, not just a parody of one. I may go see it again next week, that's how much I liked it. The trailer for it is here; if you like the trailer you're pretty much guaranteed to like the movie.

New TV

Sep. 28th, 2012 12:53 pm
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For various reasons, I haven't had the ability to watch live TV for the past 4 months, which has severely reduced my TV viewing and made me somewhat reluctant to add new shows. Still, the buzz for "Elementary" and "Last Resort" makes me want to check them out, but I only have time to watch one this weekend. Which should I watch, oh all-knowing flist?

[Poll #1869275]
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Between my trip home and fannish excursions with [personal profile] rsadelle and [personal profile] talitha78, I feel like I've seen a lot of movies lately, though I don't have much to say about most of them. Nonspoilery reactions: Sherlock Holmes had ALL THE SLASH (so much I'm surprised it didn't create a sort of vortex sucking all the slash out of every other existing source); Mission Impossible was not nearly as slashy as I had been told it was, though it was still a fun popcorn movie; and We Bought a Zoo was just as formula as you're expecting, though enlivened by a great cast (Colin Ford, aka young Sam Winchester; Elle Fanning, aka that great young actress from Super 8; Scarlett Johannsen, and Maggie Elizabeth Jones, who seriously may be the cutest child in world history). My only real complain about We Bought a Zoo is that Matt Damon has got to stop playing these bad-hair roles; it's kind of traumatizing.

What else? I mainlined Once Upon a Time a couple weekends ago, and now I am reading all the Emma/Regina I can find, because that's exactly the kind of enemy slash I live for. (I'm only about halfway through the Yuletide stories, though, since I'm making myself read alphabetically as an attempt at self-discipline.

My current total obsession, though, is Avengers, and I'm not really sure how that happened, though I'm sure [personal profile] talitha78 shares at least a bit of the blame credit. Possibly if I get more organized, Yuletide and Avengers recs will follow sometime in the near-ish future.

And that's pretty much everything I've been up to on my winter vacation. *Waves**

Revenge

Sep. 22nd, 2011 11:28 am
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So did anyone else watch this show? I thought it was pure soapy fun, and I'll probably keep watching it, especially since there's nothing else of interest to me on Wednesday nights and it's on late enough that I am usually home from work when it airs. (I'm already taping too many shows and don't want to add another).
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I thought I'd just come home and collapse after work today, but I got a second wind and caught up on TV instead. So my non-spoilery verdicts: Hellcats was not as bad as I was expecting, based on the reviews I'd seen, but I'm not going to be tuning in again; Vampire Diaries continues to blow me away with how much stuff happens in every episode; and Nikita was much better than I was expecting, and I think I may be hooked.

Somewhat more spoilery thoughts )
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A friend of mine who is under the delusion that I am a pop culture guru was asking me for suggestions for TV episodes to show in her intro women's studies class for a discussion of different kinds of feminism in the media. (She's looking for TV episodes rather than films because of the length). I had some general suggestions for shows that bring up interesting themes--Buffy, Xena, the L word, Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles, Sex and the City (and maybe something like Dollhouse or Mad Men for the flip side)--but I had a hard time coming up with specific episodes that were fairly stand alone, other than maybe the Buffy series finale.

Anyone have better suggestions than me? Basically she's looking for shows that (a)depict some kind of feminism--and I get the impression that debating what feminism is is part of the question she wants to raise; (b)are short (not more than an hour), and (c) are relatively stand-alone, so not a lot of knowledge of the show is required. Recommendations are greatly appreciated.

Dear NBC

Feb. 12th, 2010 08:19 pm
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When I decide to tape Smallville to watch the opening ceremonies, I would like to see the actual fricking opening ceremonies, NOT all of this filler crap. *Remembers why I usually watch these things with the sound completely turned off* I could be watching Smallville live right now, thank you very much. *Fumes*
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Ok, I still have not watched Pandora yet. I have a horrible, horrible fish-out-of-water squick, so I bailed five minutes into it. Eventually I know I will woman up and just made myself push through my discomfort (especially because people I trust really liked the ep), but it may not be until right before the new eps start. So much for my unbroken streak of SV reviews since season 5.

I actually haven't really been watching much live TV, other than about a billion Thanksgiving-themed shows on the Food Network, but I have to make two comments on tonight's "The Good Wife," which totally rocked: Read more... )

In un-live television--or I supposed you could call it undead television, ha ha ha, I have finally watched the bazillion episodes of Vampire Diaries I'd been taping but sure I would never watch. Curses on you, friendslist! I was all set to abandon this show, but you all insisted it actually becomes good, and you just had to be right, didn't you. In fact, it was good enough that I stayed up way past my bedtime catching up--good enough that I may just give up watching FlashForward altogether and watch VD live, because frankly I'm finding VD a hell of a lot more compelling than FF.

And in other media adventures, I saw not one but two very hilarious comedies this weekend. (Not billed by their creators as comedies, but I call them as I see them).

First was 2012 )

Then there was that sparkly vampire movie. Serious lovers of Twilight should probably skip my comments )
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Tonight's TV was all about fate, and whether or not you can fight it.

Flash Forward was so good, I wish I had taped it so I could watch it again )

Supernatural was hilarious tonight )

DOH

Nov. 3rd, 2009 08:17 pm
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So I knew I wouldn't be home in time for V tonight, and I was very proud of myself for remembering to set the VCR this morning, when I was running very very late. But I forgot that I hadn't reset the clock on my ancient machine that doesn't automatically reset for daylight saving's time. Anyone know if ABC's going to be posting eps to their website or hulu or anything? (It has to be legal, since the only place I can watch it is work). Alternately, anyone want to summarize the first 14 minutes for me?
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Friday's TV, that is, since I am only now starting to catch up.

Smallville: )

White Collar )
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Flash Forward was actually excellent tonight. Read more... )

And as for Supernatural--I really enjoyed it, though I had one quibble. Read more... )
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Wow, people aren't kidding about the slash potential in this show--but honestly I would love it even without the slash, because the main characters are terrific and I really enjoyed the plot. Neal Caffery is my new favorite TV character. Read more... )
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I keep going back and forth on whether I'm going to keep watching Flashforward, but last night's episode was actually kind of good. Read more... )

TV

Oct. 7th, 2009 11:16 pm
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So for the first time in over a week I was home by 8 p.m., so I had time to watch last week's Glee before this week's. Read more... )

I continue to enjoy Eastwick, though )

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