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1) Women doing stuff not just about men or babies - check. Like, Bechdel all over the place, spirit and letter. I miss you RTD...

2) A 'sexy man likes my coat' reference that I'm going to take as a shout out to Ianto. Small non-important spoiler ) I mean, we already had an outright Owen reference. Now I just want some Tosh.

3.Small non-plot-important spoiler )

4. Great Jack moments, ngl. Even if it is more of RTD's sadism towards Jack's character. Missing RTD a little less due to repetitiveness.

ETA: Oh RTD... you really dislike the human race. And corporations. But mainly the human race. Oh RTD.

ETA2: There are new Radio Plays??? Cool.

More DS9

Jul. 20th, 2011 12:40 pm
salienne: (Farscape geek)
(...Yeah, there'll be a lot of these entries until I finish my rewatch.)

I have a new litmus test for determining whether an episode is good. Yes, if Garak is in it, but there's a 50/50 chance of incredible suckage otherwise. Generally amusing Swamp Thing-type suckage (but nowhere near that bad), though there's a good deal of horrible offensiveness too.

...Like this episode. Which makes me sad, because the last episode was awesome.

It is getting better circa s3. The Dominion + Odo growing as a character + Garak & Dukat showing up more = pretty awesome.

I'm also writing Julian/Garak. It's fun.

ETA: ...The Star Trek version of history is like a video game. I'm waiting for the zombie apocalypse.
salienne: (DW Rose Sun)
My three-word reaction to the Christmas special )

Otherwise, yeah, that was good nonsensical fun. I just wish that Moffat would realize that, um... women are kind of their own people. And exist, you know, beyond men and stuff.
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So apparently I do not update except to give television show reactions. Sorry about that.

That said, "The End of Time: Part One" was pretty much awesome. Some dodgy writing, yeah, but I loved it. (And think Jack would have had far too much fun during that final scene... if, you know, he were still on Earth and not off feeling sorry for himself on Sigma N'Chok Seven or wherever.)

Now I should get back to packing and trying to figure out what I'm doing in Paris for 3 days, as I'm off tomorrow morning.

Wish me luck!
salienne: (DW wth?)
Spoilers, and the ways in which I'm really not at all impressed. If you haven't watched it and/or loved it, you may not want to click. )

I hate being disappointed like this, guys, because I really wanted to be excited for Ten's grand exit. As is, if I didn't dislike Moffat so much, I'd already be looking forward to season 5. :/

ETA: More spoilery spoilers of spoiling )


Jul. 26th, 2009 06:33 pm
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A quote from Comic-Con:

"It's the cost of making Cpt Jack a hero. He has to suffer: he has to go through that in order to be the hero." said Gardner.

Or, from a slightly more spoiler-y source:

Obvious Day 4 Spoilers are Obvious )

...There are so many ways I could respond to that: about degrees of suffering, or different types of heroes, or how cost generally has some relation to the degree of the reward, about selfishness and selflessness, about what exactly a reward or a hero is, about how life isn't fair on any count (good or bad), or just on why exactly "a hero must suffer" to the extremes we get in CoE.

I'm just gonna watch "Out of Time" (just in case we need a reminder that Jack wasn't exactly a happy little ray of sunshine before CoE) and write fix-it instead.


Jul. 10th, 2009 06:50 pm
salienne: (DW wth?)
Major Spoilers for CoE )

For a season I started off loving, and whose plot and side-characters I thought were brilliant, my supreme hatred of what happens to our main cast is... impressive.

Oh Fuck No

Jul. 9th, 2009 07:37 pm
salienne: (DW Rose Sun)

ETA: Well now that I've calmed down a bit:

Still spoilers, though more thematic ones )
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The last one I gave 5/5. This one, I'm gonna go with 4/5. Not because it was bad; by no means. It just didn't hit the level of absolutely amazing that was yesterday's, the cliffhanger was nowhere near as edge-of-your-seat, and the body language in the second to last scene was all off. Spoilers )

On the positive, Ianto got some great development beyond Jack, Rhys was clever and useful and domestic and entertaining, the side-characters grew tons, the plot progressed, and I officially love Gwen now.

I'll repeat that.

I love Gwen. I hated her in season 1, and grew to like her in season 2. But she is now tied for my favorite character with Ianto. Jack's 3rd simply because his reactions to trauma make about as much sense as a time-traveling police box, but I doubt that's going to be changed anytime soon.

Bring on tomorrow!

(Also, beware, there be spoilers in the comments.)

ETA: RE: "Jack's reactions to trauma" - No, no, never mind, they do make sense. A general spoiler for Jack's character )
salienne: (DW Ten Martha Jack)
I'm not going to say anything spoilery here. I'm just going to say:

That was absolutely brilliant. RTD at his best; he got the balance just right between drama, horror, humor, and some really touching moments, each of the characters is defined so well, and there are some great twists and turns.

Also, one of the best cliffhangers I have ever seen.

...Can it be tomorrow yet?
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...and I'm not that impressed? I mean, I liked the storylines and characters (for the most part; Ripley and his son were my favorites), and it was fun, and it was a good story with a smiley ending, but I guess I just wasn't wowed. It was good, but some of the songs didn't quite seem to fit, a few of the more 'morally gray' bits didn't work for me, and I really didn't like how the love story was handled.


Still, enjoyable, and David Tennant has done the most ridiculous sex scenes ever. Now all that's left is nuns, sisters, singing, and pink satin all at the same time.

Now to feed the cats and hope they start getting along soon.

Oh House...

Apr. 7th, 2009 04:37 pm
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So, I'm well aware that I haven't updated in ages, and I plan to make a substantial post (or at least put up some fanfic) at some upcoming point.

For right now, though, I will just say that the House episode left me sobbing, although I'm still not sure what the point of this particular plot twist was. Also, if the after-effects of this get dropped/forgotten in an episode or two, I will be angry, because the show needs better emotional continuity as it is.


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