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I feel like I need to talk about TV-I'm-Watching-That's-Not-The-Killing. Just to let you guys know I haven't been ignoring the rest of my fandoms.

SITCOMS. I feel like I can just lump most of these all together. I have missed a lot of Community and the idea of catching up is tiring. I have been like this pretty much since mid-season two and it isn't going to change Modern Family is something that I still watch fairly regularly (it gets DVRed) but I don't really care all that much about it. I don't know how it fits into that category, but it does. New Girl. Shut up. Dayl gave me a short-list and I watched them and I am kind of digging it. I am not going retro-active yet so I've pretty much only seen from mid-season on. But it's very cute and not even remotely as terrible as it was at the start. Which is saying something. Happy Endings and I broke up. We're officially done-zo. (This is a lie: I feel like I still love Jane and Alex and Penny and Brad but but but... I don't know. It felt like it was just trying too hard in the second season. However my love of aforementioned fictional people might eventually pull me back in.)

Suburgatory. Yeah, this one gets its own spot. I left my Cranberries CD in the quad, you guys! (Please tell me you get that reference.) I kind of love this show a whole whole lot and Jane Levy is the most precious Reese-Witherspoon-looking adorable thing since I don't know what. And I am totally shipping the heck out of "Cher" and "Elton." (God, Elton! Can't you suck?!) I feel like this is just going to devolve into me misquoting lines from Clueless all night so I should probably quit while I'm ahead. (Which is coincidental, because I might have missed an episode or two.)

NEW-ISH SHOWS. I NEED TO TELL YOU GUYS. I loved the pants off of both Bent and Best Friends Forever and they're both canceled now. So... there's that.

...to be continued. (Cause I am sleepy and need to go to bed.)
krickets: (HARPERS. if it kills us;)
Grey's Anatomy: Meh. I was suprisingly unengaged with the openers which is funny because their openers are often very good. speculation )

Modern Family: *\o/* That is all. (Perfect show is perfect.)

Community: So I watched this. I still like John Goodman. I am mostly whatever with this.

Parks & Recreation: It was awesome. What can I say?

Parenthood: I love this show but it's not getting off to the strongest start. Still one of the most underrated dramas on TV right now.

Haven: I'm an episode behind again. As usual. I love Duke even when Duke's being a dick. That's my story.

Lost Girl: An episode behind again! I'm catching up today before tonight's episode. Does anybody know where you can stream Showcase live? I've done that with Misfits on E4. I would be down with that.
krickets: (HARPERS. if it kills us;)
Grey's Anatomy: Meh. I was suprisingly unengaged with the openers which is funny because their openers are often very good. speculation )

Modern Family: *\o/* That is all. (Perfect show is perfect.)

Community: So I watched this. I still like John Goodman. I am mostly whatever with this.

Parks & Recreation: It was awesome. What can I say?

Parenthood: I love this show but it's not getting off to the strongest start. Still one of the most underrated dramas on TV right now.

Haven: I'm an episode behind again. As usual. I love Duke even when Duke's being a dick. That's my story.

Lost Girl: An episode behind again! I'm catching up today before tonight's episode. Does anybody know where you can stream Showcase live? I've done that with Misfits on E4. I would be down with that.
krickets: (ACT. edr. d'oh!)
Hahaha, as a gigantic fan of those re-cut trailers from several years ago, this totally made my day:
The Darker Side of Community: From NBC

From an editing standpoint I love how you can take something and twist it into something so different, and so easily too. Hilarious.

Just so you know I am probably going to watch this show again this season because OMG JOHN GOODMAN. I love that guy so much. I have no idea how big his role is but I am willing to watch to find out! I have always been a fan of his.
krickets: (ACT. edr. d'oh!)
Hahaha, as a gigantic fan of those re-cut trailers from several years ago, this totally made my day:
The Darker Side of Community: From NBC

From an editing standpoint I love how you can take something and twist it into something so different, and so easily too. Hilarious.

Just so you know I am probably going to watch this show again this season because OMG JOHN GOODMAN. I love that guy so much. I have no idea how big his role is but I am willing to watch to find out! I have always been a fan of his.

tv = life?

May. 20th, 2011 03:39 pm
krickets: (TEXT. i coulda been a doctor!;)
The end of stuff.

Community. I don't know. I just don't know. I enjoyed the two part finale kinda but I feel like overall my feelings on this season are so underwhelming that it's hard for me to even care. I feel like this has the potential to become something I don't watch regularly, but at the same time, I don't feel strongly enough about that to remove it from the DVR entirely.

Modern Family. Love those Dunphy-Pritchett-Tucker-Delgados! Yes! But has my enthusiasm waned? Yes. I can't explain why but I don't get excited for this show anymore. And yet I still love it when I do watch it. But I frequently miss several episodes in a row without even realizing it and mostly that's just because I don't even remember that it's on. The show isn't doing anything wrong, but I don't know. It's more like "old reliable" instead of "this exciting thing that I can't wait for!" That probably makes very little sense. Just go with it.

Off the Map. Well, that got canceled. That sucks. Since it was just a mid-season replacement I'm not so totally bummed about losing it, but it would have been nice to see how it did a little further along. Oh well, them's the breaks.

The Vampire Diaries. You're all aware that this is my new "main" fandom. While I have some powerful "multi-fandom" tendencies, there are always things that inspire me more than others in terms of making art or writing fic or gee, I dunno, stalking the cast on twitter, etc. And this is one of them, which took nobody more by surprise than me. I figured out that I started watching this show after the first few eps of the second season. Right around Bad Moon Rising, 2.03 -- I have no idea how long it took me to catch up. I'm guessing a couple of weeks, but it's kind of been this massive downhill slide into obsession from there. And I'm only mentioning this here because I've already talked about the finale. I pretty much agree with about 80-85% of what [livejournal.com profile] ozmissage said in her finale recap, and she said it far better than I did, so go read that if you have the chance.

Parenthood. This show is so under-rated. I can't believe how under-rated it is. There are times when the storylines are not my favorite, but the writing on this show is so superb and real and you see scenes on this show that I don't know if I've ever seen before, and yet they're so completely simple. Not everything on this show is as affecting, but some of it just blows me away with it subtle power. And I'm so so glad it was renewed for a third season. Here's one of my favorite parts of the finale:

"Amber, you know, I was two years in Vietnam. Do you know what I thought about? What I dreamt about? Coming home and having a family and having grandkids. I dreamt you, Amber. And Haddie, and Drew, and Sydney, Jabbar, and Max. And we almost lost you. I know, you've had some bad breaks. You're not feeling good about yourself. You didn't get into Berkeley? Well, boo-friggin-hoo. You gotta suck it up, girl. You're a Braverman. You got my blood in your veins. You ever do something like this again, you even think about doing something like this, I will personally kick your little butt all the way from here to the Golden Gate Bridge. You do not have my permission to mess with my dreams. Are we clear?"

Happy Endings. I don't know how much of this show is left to air? Maybe one episode? But this was such an unexpected delight! Seriously? How awesome is this show? I can't say they'll work that same awesome groove next season, but right now it is on fire. (Though the last two eps were definitely aired out of order, yes?)

Grey's Anatomy. I... I don't know with this show. I hate to hope for anything with it because the characters I want to see fleshed out never really are. And I'm looking at you Lexie Grey. (No really, she has so many things going on every season that it feels like they just scratch the surface and we don't really get to see what's underneath.) But I guess there's one thing. And this is kind of spoilery. )

I feel like there are so many characters on this show that half of them just spend the vast majority of the time hanging out in the background, having these lives that we really know very little about. I mean, watching people brush their teeth together is one thing, but actual development is something else. I am kind of bummed that we are not getting that for some of these characters. The cast has grown so much and I feel like, even though I enjoy some of the new faces, that it's a detriment to the show in the end. I mean, I'm super stoked that "Noel" finally got the girl and all, but I would have liked to see that develop more. But with this show, that just doesn't seem possible anymore.

The Killing. I'm behind! again! I do this every week and it's not because I'm not interested. Really. It's just because I don't get the TV on the weekends and then I have to make myself remember to download the show and watch it. I need a personal assistant just to keep track of my television schedule during the regular season. I swear.

Summer shows! Summer is such a slow time for me TV-wise. I'm looking forward to Haven, True Blood, Entourage, and The Glades (off the top of my head) but I'm not jumping out of my seat for joy or anything. I think that may change from ep to ep with both True Blood and Haven though. (Both of the genre pieces, go figure.) But both Lost Girl and Misfits aren't coming back until the fall, so it'll be a relatively quiet summer I guess. Though I may be re-watching Veronica Mars again to make a vid, and The Vampire Diaries just cause, and I hope to knock out the next season or two of The West Wing as well. So there's that. Plus, I may finally give Castle a try (since a friend let me borrow the season one DVD I got them for Christmas) and finally mainline Six Feet Under like I've been meaning to. (At least season one. It's taunting me from my DVD shelf.) "The show where no one smiles" is what I used to nickname it back when my mom watched when it was still on the air.

☂ Does anybody else know what else I watch/am watching? I can't think of anything else. This is what happens when you make long lists.

tv = life?

May. 20th, 2011 03:39 pm
krickets: (TEXT. i coulda been a doctor!;)
The end of stuff.

Community. I don't know. I just don't know. I enjoyed the two part finale kinda but I feel like overall my feelings on this season are so underwhelming that it's hard for me to even care. I feel like this has the potential to become something I don't watch regularly, but at the same time, I don't feel strongly enough about that to remove it from the DVR entirely.

Modern Family. Love those Dunphy-Pritchett-Tucker-Delgados! Yes! But has my enthusiasm waned? Yes. I can't explain why but I don't get excited for this show anymore. And yet I still love it when I do watch it. But I frequently miss several episodes in a row without even realizing it and mostly that's just because I don't even remember that it's on. The show isn't doing anything wrong, but I don't know. It's more like "old reliable" instead of "this exciting thing that I can't wait for!" That probably makes very little sense. Just go with it.

Off the Map. Well, that got canceled. That sucks. Since it was just a mid-season replacement I'm not so totally bummed about losing it, but it would have been nice to see how it did a little further along. Oh well, them's the breaks.

The Vampire Diaries. You're all aware that this is my new "main" fandom. While I have some powerful "multi-fandom" tendencies, there are always things that inspire me more than others in terms of making art or writing fic or gee, I dunno, stalking the cast on twitter, etc. And this is one of them, which took nobody more by surprise than me. I figured out that I started watching this show after the first few eps of the second season. Right around Bad Moon Rising, 2.03 -- I have no idea how long it took me to catch up. I'm guessing a couple of weeks, but it's kind of been this massive downhill slide into obsession from there. And I'm only mentioning this here because I've already talked about the finale. I pretty much agree with about 80-85% of what [livejournal.com profile] ozmissage said in her finale recap, and she said it far better than I did, so go read that if you have the chance.

Parenthood. This show is so under-rated. I can't believe how under-rated it is. There are times when the storylines are not my favorite, but the writing on this show is so superb and real and you see scenes on this show that I don't know if I've ever seen before, and yet they're so completely simple. Not everything on this show is as affecting, but some of it just blows me away with it subtle power. And I'm so so glad it was renewed for a third season. Here's one of my favorite parts of the finale:

"Amber, you know, I was two years in Vietnam. Do you know what I thought about? What I dreamt about? Coming home and having a family and having grandkids. I dreamt you, Amber. And Haddie, and Drew, and Sydney, Jabbar, and Max. And we almost lost you. I know, you've had some bad breaks. You're not feeling good about yourself. You didn't get into Berkeley? Well, boo-friggin-hoo. You gotta suck it up, girl. You're a Braverman. You got my blood in your veins. You ever do something like this again, you even think about doing something like this, I will personally kick your little butt all the way from here to the Golden Gate Bridge. You do not have my permission to mess with my dreams. Are we clear?"

Happy Endings. I don't know how much of this show is left to air? Maybe one episode? But this was such an unexpected delight! Seriously? How awesome is this show? I can't say they'll work that same awesome groove next season, but right now it is on fire. (Though the last two eps were definitely aired out of order, yes?)

Grey's Anatomy. I... I don't know with this show. I hate to hope for anything with it because the characters I want to see fleshed out never really are. And I'm looking at you Lexie Grey. (No really, she has so many things going on every season that it feels like they just scratch the surface and we don't really get to see what's underneath.) But I guess there's one thing. And this is kind of spoilery. )

I feel like there are so many characters on this show that half of them just spend the vast majority of the time hanging out in the background, having these lives that we really know very little about. I mean, watching people brush their teeth together is one thing, but actual development is something else. I am kind of bummed that we are not getting that for some of these characters. The cast has grown so much and I feel like, even though I enjoy some of the new faces, that it's a detriment to the show in the end. I mean, I'm super stoked that "Noel" finally got the girl and all, but I would have liked to see that develop more. But with this show, that just doesn't seem possible anymore.

The Killing. I'm behind! again! I do this every week and it's not because I'm not interested. Really. It's just because I don't get the TV on the weekends and then I have to make myself remember to download the show and watch it. I need a personal assistant just to keep track of my television schedule during the regular season. I swear.

Summer shows! Summer is such a slow time for me TV-wise. I'm looking forward to Haven, True Blood, Entourage, and The Glades (off the top of my head) but I'm not jumping out of my seat for joy or anything. I think that may change from ep to ep with both True Blood and Haven though. (Both of the genre pieces, go figure.) But both Lost Girl and Misfits aren't coming back until the fall, so it'll be a relatively quiet summer I guess. Though I may be re-watching Veronica Mars again to make a vid, and The Vampire Diaries just cause, and I hope to knock out the next season or two of The West Wing as well. So there's that. Plus, I may finally give Castle a try (since a friend let me borrow the season one DVD I got them for Christmas) and finally mainline Six Feet Under like I've been meaning to. (At least season one. It's taunting me from my DVD shelf.) "The show where no one smiles" is what I used to nickname it back when my mom watched when it was still on the air.

☂ Does anybody else know what else I watch/am watching? I can't think of anything else. This is what happens when you make long lists.
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→ Been having a rough couple of days. Shitty stuff going down at work. Won't talk about it, except to say that the crazies are out to get me. This is what I get for being an honest person. Maybe I should give it up. This fueled my determination when I later applied for a job in my dream town, but the odds are not exactly in my favor.

→ COMMUNITY. I loved the way this was shot. It was a nice blend of suspense and comedy. Josh Holloway: He's still got it. And if you miss the awesome version of Sawyer, this would definitely give you a quick and much needed fix. Sometimes their stylized eps really work for me, and sometimes they don't. This did. Maybe it's cause I love the western theme? (And because nobody had sex with Chang. Spoiler alert?)

→ THE VAMPIRE DIARIES:

the sun also rises - 2.21 )

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→ Been having a rough couple of days. Shitty stuff going down at work. Won't talk about it, except to say that the crazies are out to get me. This is what I get for being an honest person. Maybe I should give it up. This fueled my determination when I later applied for a job in my dream town, but the odds are not exactly in my favor.

→ COMMUNITY. I loved the way this was shot. It was a nice blend of suspense and comedy. Josh Holloway: He's still got it. And if you miss the awesome version of Sawyer, this would definitely give you a quick and much needed fix. Sometimes their stylized eps really work for me, and sometimes they don't. This did. Maybe it's cause I love the western theme? (And because nobody had sex with Chang. Spoiler alert?)

→ THE VAMPIRE DIARIES:

the sun also rises - 2.21 )

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[review] TV

Mar. 3rd, 2011 08:30 pm
krickets: (DOLL. boyd; do you trust me?)
So basically I am in The Vampire Diaries overdose? Everything else seems kind of boring and meh in comparison. Well, not everything else but it's certainly close. Haha.

Modern Family: This show is consistently good, but I find myself having less 'jump and clap' moments in the latter half of this season than I am used to. Not sure if it's the show, or if it's me just being too comfortable with and taking for granted its excellence. See, there was nothing about the last episode that I disliked at all, and in fact some of those moments at the end were beyond cute (which is traditional for this show) but I don't know. I keep forgetting it exists. This is not a good thing, haha.

Community: I never really got over the whole second season slump that everyone else seemed to be in at the beginning of the season. I am still hanging out there, in slump-ville. I am kind of ambivalent about it. I'm not sure how sad I would be if it were canceled to be honest.

Parenthood: February sweeps was over-fucking-whelming. The non-stop over-talking and shouting that I normally find so penetrating felt a little more grating to me. the most recent ep ) The bottom line is that I love these people and their lives. Period. It's kind of my new Friday Night Lights -- gasp, shock!

Big Love: I am so far behind on this show. I should download and marathon what I've missed so far. If my calculations are correct, the finale is not far off. I feel kind of relieved about that. What I had seen so far of this season wasn't exactly what I'd call its best season to date. I'm hoping things pick up.

The Vampire Diaries: Can we say too many weeks until a new episode! I don't know what I am going to do when the show is over for the season. It's going to come sooner than I think. My only disappointment with the last episode was one. knock knock )

Being Human UK: I haven't seen this week's yet, but 3.05 the longest day )

Castle: I have season one here borrowed from a friend and I am planning on watching it. I have seen the first few eps already, back when it first aired, but I never watched any further. Anybody into this show? What do you think?

→ Don't I watch more TV than this? I feel like I'm leaving some things out.

Grey's Anatomy: Yes! I forgot about Grey's. Still watching. Still enjoying it. Although there is one thing Dr. Kepner )

Off the Map: I forgot this show too! Whoops! I still love Dr. Ryan Clark and for crying out loud I wish she was a bigger character on this show. Alas, she is not. but... )

[review] TV

Mar. 3rd, 2011 08:30 pm
krickets: (DOLL. boyd; do you trust me?)
So basically I am in The Vampire Diaries overdose? Everything else seems kind of boring and meh in comparison. Well, not everything else but it's certainly close. Haha.

Modern Family: This show is consistently good, but I find myself having less 'jump and clap' moments in the latter half of this season than I am used to. Not sure if it's the show, or if it's me just being too comfortable with and taking for granted its excellence. See, there was nothing about the last episode that I disliked at all, and in fact some of those moments at the end were beyond cute (which is traditional for this show) but I don't know. I keep forgetting it exists. This is not a good thing, haha.

Community: I never really got over the whole second season slump that everyone else seemed to be in at the beginning of the season. I am still hanging out there, in slump-ville. I am kind of ambivalent about it. I'm not sure how sad I would be if it were canceled to be honest.

Parenthood: February sweeps was over-fucking-whelming. The non-stop over-talking and shouting that I normally find so penetrating felt a little more grating to me. the most recent ep ) The bottom line is that I love these people and their lives. Period. It's kind of my new Friday Night Lights -- gasp, shock!

Big Love: I am so far behind on this show. I should download and marathon what I've missed so far. If my calculations are correct, the finale is not far off. I feel kind of relieved about that. What I had seen so far of this season wasn't exactly what I'd call its best season to date. I'm hoping things pick up.

The Vampire Diaries: Can we say too many weeks until a new episode! I don't know what I am going to do when the show is over for the season. It's going to come sooner than I think. My only disappointment with the last episode was one. knock knock )

Being Human UK: I haven't seen this week's yet, but 3.05 the longest day )

Castle: I have season one here borrowed from a friend and I am planning on watching it. I have seen the first few eps already, back when it first aired, but I never watched any further. Anybody into this show? What do you think?

→ Don't I watch more TV than this? I feel like I'm leaving some things out.

Grey's Anatomy: Yes! I forgot about Grey's. Still watching. Still enjoying it. Although there is one thing Dr. Kepner )

Off the Map: I forgot this show too! Whoops! I still love Dr. Ryan Clark and for crying out loud I wish she was a bigger character on this show. Alas, she is not. but... )
krickets: (Default)
I'm going to do this because I've been putting it off.

Show reactions! What has KC been watching this season? I have briefly touched on it this year but I have kind of sucked at the whole actual writing of posts about stuff. I'm going to make these as brief and non-spoilery as possible. I may have to cut for The Vampire Diaries. It is just that good.

Modern Family
General reaction I have every episode: Yay! Dunphy-Delgado-Pritchett-Mitchells!

Community
Season two is improving but I'm still not sure where I stand on it as a whole. It is always entertaining though. I'd like to stab fandom with a spork -- and that includes all sides of the great ship debate. I regret writing it -- it's like guilt by association -- but whatever. Some things cannot be undone.

Being Human [US]
Yeah, I didn't watch past the pilot. Trashed it.

Friday Night Lights
I am all caught up. I think I have finally come to terms with losing over half the main cast. I love Becky, Vince, and Jess. Luke is pretty cute too. I am beyond disappointed that it's ending but it really is time, I think. It has always been so under-appreciated but is still one of the most compelling, "real life", well-produced shows ever. I'll stand by that to the end.

Grey's Anatomy
I'm entertained. I like April -- much to the chagrin of probably everyone else who watches the show. That is how I roll apparently. Nothing special but a TV constant that I can depend on week-to-week.

Fringe
Have I mentioned I quit this show? I did. Sorry my fellow fangirls. I had to call it a day.

Off the Map
Again, as with Grey's, it's entertaining. I am all caught up and have enjoyed everything so far. I love Caroline Dhavernas and Zach Gilford so they brought me to the table, and my favorite characters thus far are Ryan and Charlie. I told [livejournal.com profile] hesperia that right now it's like a skeleton of a show. I'm waiting for the body to be filled in. (We're talking sketch artists, not corpses.) But I'm willing to wait. And even if it doesn't it's decent fair with pretty scenery.

The Middle
Not a regular watcher, but I find it hilarious.

Being Human [UK]
Haven't seen the last two eps but I'm pumped about season three. Hope it lives up to it. And if it doesn't? There's always Mitchell.

Big Love
Oh, Hendricksons. The show is as wacky and yet strangely compelling as always. Alby's still crazy. Bill's still kind of a douche. And I'm just hoping that they all get to take a really long nap by the end of the season. Cause goodness knows they deserve it.

Life Unexpected
I am sad that it is over and I think if it had a real chance it could have become one of my favorite things ever. They were going through a second-year slump but I always enjoyed it. Lux was actually my least favorite character. She didn't deserve all those super-nice people. Tasha included. (Ksenia!)

Parenthood
The show I watch about the mundanities of familial life and the impossibly close liberal family. Everybody's got their good traits and their bad traits and I find myself being really compelled by that fact. It's just like life. And the script is really amazing. One of the best-written shows on TV, even if it's not about anything too terribly exciting. I catch this one every week.

The Vampire Diaries
I love Caroline Forbes. And how is Stefan Salvatore almost perfect in every conceivable way? Plus, the pacing and the WTF-ery, and how I actually think the shows canon "otp" is adorable beyond belief? It defies the laws of my fandom gravity, this show. But I agree with [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonster about this spoilery thing )

Plus! Elena's ponytail was awesome! Bottom line? This show is awesome.

I feel like I'm leaving something out, which hardly seems possible. I'll get back to you.
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I'm going to do this because I've been putting it off.

Show reactions! What has KC been watching this season? I have briefly touched on it this year but I have kind of sucked at the whole actual writing of posts about stuff. I'm going to make these as brief and non-spoilery as possible. I may have to cut for The Vampire Diaries. It is just that good.

Modern Family
General reaction I have every episode: Yay! Dunphy-Delgado-Pritchett-Mitchells!

Community
Season two is improving but I'm still not sure where I stand on it as a whole. It is always entertaining though. I'd like to stab fandom with a spork -- and that includes all sides of the great ship debate. I regret writing it -- it's like guilt by association -- but whatever. Some things cannot be undone.

Being Human [US]
Yeah, I didn't watch past the pilot. Trashed it.

Friday Night Lights
I am all caught up. I think I have finally come to terms with losing over half the main cast. I love Becky, Vince, and Jess. Luke is pretty cute too. I am beyond disappointed that it's ending but it really is time, I think. It has always been so under-appreciated but is still one of the most compelling, "real life", well-produced shows ever. I'll stand by that to the end.

Grey's Anatomy
I'm entertained. I like April -- much to the chagrin of probably everyone else who watches the show. That is how I roll apparently. Nothing special but a TV constant that I can depend on week-to-week.

Fringe
Have I mentioned I quit this show? I did. Sorry my fellow fangirls. I had to call it a day.

Off the Map
Again, as with Grey's, it's entertaining. I am all caught up and have enjoyed everything so far. I love Caroline Dhavernas and Zach Gilford so they brought me to the table, and my favorite characters thus far are Ryan and Charlie. I told [livejournal.com profile] hesperia that right now it's like a skeleton of a show. I'm waiting for the body to be filled in. (We're talking sketch artists, not corpses.) But I'm willing to wait. And even if it doesn't it's decent fair with pretty scenery.

The Middle
Not a regular watcher, but I find it hilarious.

Being Human [UK]
Haven't seen the last two eps but I'm pumped about season three. Hope it lives up to it. And if it doesn't? There's always Mitchell.

Big Love
Oh, Hendricksons. The show is as wacky and yet strangely compelling as always. Alby's still crazy. Bill's still kind of a douche. And I'm just hoping that they all get to take a really long nap by the end of the season. Cause goodness knows they deserve it.

Life Unexpected
I am sad that it is over and I think if it had a real chance it could have become one of my favorite things ever. They were going through a second-year slump but I always enjoyed it. Lux was actually my least favorite character. She didn't deserve all those super-nice people. Tasha included. (Ksenia!)

Parenthood
The show I watch about the mundanities of familial life and the impossibly close liberal family. Everybody's got their good traits and their bad traits and I find myself being really compelled by that fact. It's just like life. And the script is really amazing. One of the best-written shows on TV, even if it's not about anything too terribly exciting. I catch this one every week.

The Vampire Diaries
I love Caroline Forbes. And how is Stefan Salvatore almost perfect in every conceivable way? Plus, the pacing and the WTF-ery, and how I actually think the shows canon "otp" is adorable beyond belief? It defies the laws of my fandom gravity, this show. But I agree with [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonster about this spoilery thing )

Plus! Elena's ponytail was awesome! Bottom line? This show is awesome.

I feel like I'm leaving something out, which hardly seems possible. I'll get back to you.

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Oct. 29th, 2010 11:04 am
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On Community:

I have to say I'm on the "not as good as last year" train. I think there were a few episodes last season where they would go super heavy on the schtick. The over-the-top characters, the almost-but-not-quite gross-out stuff. The over-the-top everything pretty much. It felt as though there were "regular episodes" and then there were stylized episodes where it wasn't over the top (that felt like regular episodes to me) and then there were just the ridiculous, silly episodes that had no boundaries. I gotta say I didn't really like those episodes. And this season for the most part feels like it's leaning extremely heavily in that direction and it makes me sad.

Even this last episode, while funny and I liked it over all, was almost too much for me. I think [livejournal.com profile] lenina20 said, it almost missed the mark and I definitely agree.

mild spoilers for last night -- but mostly this is about Chang )

I just kind of miss these characters. I feel like we don't really know them anymore. And do they ever go to any other classes? It's just veering off in a direction that I do not like.

I think Community, as a show, is sometimes like a kid who does something funny in front of his parents or his parents friends. Of course, we laugh because it's funny. So the kid gets excited that they've done a good job and so they do it AGAIN, and LOUDER, and with MORE EMPHASIS. And then they do that over and over and over and I'm just like "STOP ALREADY!"

When it's good it's good. When it's bad, it's just sad. Because it can be really good.

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Oct. 29th, 2010 11:04 am
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On Community:

I have to say I'm on the "not as good as last year" train. I think there were a few episodes last season where they would go super heavy on the schtick. The over-the-top characters, the almost-but-not-quite gross-out stuff. The over-the-top everything pretty much. It felt as though there were "regular episodes" and then there were stylized episodes where it wasn't over the top (that felt like regular episodes to me) and then there were just the ridiculous, silly episodes that had no boundaries. I gotta say I didn't really like those episodes. And this season for the most part feels like it's leaning extremely heavily in that direction and it makes me sad.

Even this last episode, while funny and I liked it over all, was almost too much for me. I think [livejournal.com profile] lenina20 said, it almost missed the mark and I definitely agree.

mild spoilers for last night -- but mostly this is about Chang )

I just kind of miss these characters. I feel like we don't really know them anymore. And do they ever go to any other classes? It's just veering off in a direction that I do not like.

I think Community, as a show, is sometimes like a kid who does something funny in front of his parents or his parents friends. Of course, we laugh because it's funny. So the kid gets excited that they've done a good job and so they do it AGAIN, and LOUDER, and with MORE EMPHASIS. And then they do that over and over and over and I'm just like "STOP ALREADY!"

When it's good it's good. When it's bad, it's just sad. Because it can be really good.

.206

Sep. 23rd, 2010 04:00 pm
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→ Modern Family! I'm so glad this show is back. Loved the premiere. ♥ This family needs to never leave my television screen.

→ I'm not really warming up so season three of Sons of Anarchy. One teeny thing though: 3.03 )

→ Tonight is a big night for TV comebacks apparently. Community! Oh my gosh I'm so excited! About Grey's and Fringe I'm only mildly excited/sorta interested. I can't explain it.

→ Apparently yesterday it was six years to the day that lost premiered. Seriously? What? I'm not ready for the time warp, Dr. Frank N Furter.

→ Oh my god, I can't write! *headdesk*

→ Did anybody watch The Event or Hawaii Five-O? I am thinking about trying both of them.

→ I don't know what I'm thinking, I watch too much as it is!

→ My folks are in Germany and I've been experimenting with grilling. I've never really grilled on my own. So far I've made a steak and two hamburger patties. I think I might try chicken tomorrow night. [I was going to do chicken tonight, but I thought I would make frozen pizza instead, lol.] Does anybody have any chicken grilling tips? How long do you keep it on each side? How hot do you want it? Do you turn it a lot? What's a good marinade? Etc.

→ Are leg warmers as a present for a three-year-old weird?

→ I have a crafty project I want to make for Halloween and one I want to make for Christmas -- maybe as Christmas gifts. Neither of them are too complicated so I'm crossing my fingers that they turn out alright. I'm not so much of a craft person -- but for some reason I want to try!

.206

Sep. 23rd, 2010 04:00 pm
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→ Modern Family! I'm so glad this show is back. Loved the premiere. ♥ This family needs to never leave my television screen.

→ I'm not really warming up so season three of Sons of Anarchy. One teeny thing though: 3.03 )

→ Tonight is a big night for TV comebacks apparently. Community! Oh my gosh I'm so excited! About Grey's and Fringe I'm only mildly excited/sorta interested. I can't explain it.

→ Apparently yesterday it was six years to the day that lost premiered. Seriously? What? I'm not ready for the time warp, Dr. Frank N Furter.

→ Oh my god, I can't write! *headdesk*

→ Did anybody watch The Event or Hawaii Five-O? I am thinking about trying both of them.

→ I don't know what I'm thinking, I watch too much as it is!

→ My folks are in Germany and I've been experimenting with grilling. I've never really grilled on my own. So far I've made a steak and two hamburger patties. I think I might try chicken tomorrow night. [I was going to do chicken tonight, but I thought I would make frozen pizza instead, lol.] Does anybody have any chicken grilling tips? How long do you keep it on each side? How hot do you want it? Do you turn it a lot? What's a good marinade? Etc.

→ Are leg warmers as a present for a three-year-old weird?

→ I have a crafty project I want to make for Halloween and one I want to make for Christmas -- maybe as Christmas gifts. Neither of them are too complicated so I'm crossing my fingers that they turn out alright. I'm not so much of a craft person -- but for some reason I want to try!

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