I've been watching The A-Team for the past weeks, and now, or rather yesterday, I'm finished.

Five seasons of A-Team (watched 4 and 5 first, then finished with the first three), and all I want is more. I'll miss the guys so much!

There's really nothing about the A-Team I don't love: I love that it's completely unrealistic, I love that the episodes (almost) always have the same structure. I love the sexism and the cars and that nobody ever made smoking a cigar as sexy as Hannibal. I'm in love with Face's charm, Murdock's mind, Hannibal's eyes and B.A.'s , well, okay, so I'm not in love with B.A., but I still like the guy. van.

Fact is, I'm going to miss them like crazy.
I already do.

But, the A-Team is not a show you can just watch again. Too repetitive, too predictable. Yes, I've thought about watching season 4 again after I finished season 3, but one look at the episode descriptions on the DVD box and I could recall almost every scene. So, sorry, A-Team, but our ways will have to part here for at least two
years or so.
*cries a little*

To wean myself off The A-Team, I needed a rebound show.

And I found one.

Does anyone remember Cobra?

Cobra is a short-lived early nineties action show starring Michael Dudikoff in a classic, red AC Cobra.

Now, at this point, I'd like to take a moment to thank amazon.com for their ever helpful shopping suggestions, for they reminded me of Cobra, a show that I caught maybe three episodes of when it was running in Germany in 93 or 94, mostly because I thought the guy was cute (I was 15, a year earlier the man of my dreams had been someone whose name is an anagram of oral sex, so Dudikoff was definitely an improvement). Plus, I liked the car (not featured enough). Since I was already beginning not to watch TV anymore, I never watched more than a couple of episodes and quickly forgot about Cobra. Until amazon.com said "hey, we thought you'd like to buy this!" (how did they know? *g*), and I did, and now we are both happy. So, thank you amazon.com.

Anyway, Cobra is not in any way a remarkable show. The writing is weak, the dialogues are worse, the car is not featured enough. But the writing is certainly stronger than, say, the first episodes of Bones, and the dialogues are a lot better than the dialogues in the dreadful (but much-loved nonetheless) premiere of Supernatural. And we get to see the Cobra more often than Face's corvette, and even if it isn't as
pretty as the 'vette, that still makes me happy. Yes, there's an embarassment factor, but it's mostly due to Dudikoff's hair, and I've seen worse hair in the early nineties (boy, have I ever seen worse hair).

I also like that Dudikoff likes to color-match his shirts with his car (I color-match everything myself. Just not with the car, cause my car is an ugly rust-red) and that he gets hurt a lot (shot twice plus one serious leg injury, and that's just on the first two DVDs).

The show clearly was heading nowhere and it was bound to fail, but it was still a nice show. Easy to get into, easy to watch, easy to like the people... exactly what I needed to get over the pain of losing The A-Team.

Cobra, the perfect rebound show.

I'll let you know who I decide to start my next serious love affair with (The Unit is due for a full run), but for now, Cobra is perfect for me.
Things I like about Smallville
- Jensen Ackles - duh!
- Clark Kent - so he kinda grows on you, doesn't he? Even if he can't act
- Lois Lane - uhm. yep.
- the cows - I just really like cows, and they are so underrepresented on tv
- Chloe - I think I have a little crush on her *blushes*

Things that irritate me about Smallville
- I think I already mentioned the brightness?
- Lana Lang - OMG I hate her and her someone-killed-my-puppy-after-I-had-just-dressed-him-in-his-pink-shirt look with a passion. PLEASE PLEASE die Lana Lang. Please.
- why does everyone look thirtysomething? (and dresses like it, too) aren't they supposed to be in highschool?
- nobody seems to have parents, except for Clark, and they are (i) not his real parents and (ii) the most annoying parents ever
- what's up with everyone being a virgin? They all look like thirtysomethings, they don't have parents, they all have places of their own and they are all virgins? Like, Jason Teague moving to Smallville for Lana and then not having sex with her for a whole year? Yeah. Right.
- (almost) nobody can act.
- Lex not actually being gay ( I was really honestly surprised by that. I always thought he was this mysterious sexless, dark billionaire, whom sweet young innocent Superman feels mysteriously drawn to (and then they have sex in the dungeons). Once again fandom lied to me (this is like the time when Jim and Blair didn't actually sleep in the same bed, even though I was sure that was canon)
- OMG if I have to see one more checkered flannel shirt I'm going to hurl the remote at the TV
- the brightest show on earth being all dark and shadowy the one time Jensen takes his shirt off

I'm also watching "Accidental Husband", which is cute. Also, Jeffrey Dean Morgan?
Very very attractive.
I'm just saying.
oceana: (Default)
( Jun. 1st, 2009 12:15 pm)
I'm sitting in my sunny living room, drinking tea from my Fangirl!mug, watching season 4 of Smallville, and look, there's Jensen Ackles being all pretty on my tv screen!

*is happy*

And then there's... OMG he is flying! Like in, flying, with the special effects, and the big bright eyes shining against the blue sky, and yes, I'm laughing so hard that there are tears running down my face! I'm watching a TV show about SUPERMAN and he is FLYING and this is really way way worse than staying up until four am to watch Carrie Underwood videos. I'm so screwed.

Plus, it's bright! OMG so bright! Hurt-my-eyes-kinda bright! I didn't even know Paris CAME in those colors, and I lived and worked in the city!

Oh, this is going to be fun. So bright and pretty and with the flying and everything!

*is excited and laughing really really hard at the flying guy on her tv screen*

ETA: BEAMS! (or something) There are BEAMS coming out of his eyes! OMG I'm laughing so hard right now I can hardly breathe!
oceana: (Default)
( Apr. 12th, 2009 02:55 pm)
You love 'em then you leave 'em
With your sold out reviews

No More, No More
No More, No More

So I've officially stopped watching Numb3rs. Somebody please inform me if this show ever goes back to the Don-suffers-and-hurts-and-shoots-people-and-generally-walks-a-small-small edge show, cause if it does, I'll be back. So long, I'll not longer waste my precious time with it. (though I admit that I'll miss Liz, because she is very very pretty).

I've also stopped watching Dollhouse. Dollhouse, to my surprise, is actually shaping up to become a really good show. And yet, it still makes me go "Why should I care?". I'm just not interested in it, and, since I have about an hour at home every day, I'd rather spent it watching reruns of Supernatural than watching a show which has a basic premise that I really don't care about. Good luck, Dollhouse, you deserve it.

(I'm also no longer watching The Sarah Connor Chronicles, because they are OVER, so not longer watching is really not my choice and it makes me cry and cry and cry. Still haven't seen the last ep yet. I'm afraid it's going to be too painful.)

This leaves me with these shows on my schedule for the coming seasons:

SUPERNATURAL (OMG there's NOTHING about that show that doesn't turn me on that I don't love)

NCIS (yep, still loving it. and I'm totally deaf to the criticism some people are voicing at the moment)

Bones (cause it makes my heart happy)

The Unit (in case you forgotten, here are some reasons why I love The Unit)

Brothers&Sisters (cause you can never have enough family drama)

Desperate Housewives (seriously, there's NEVER enough drama. Plus, since I'm not emotionally involved in either DH nor BS fandom, those shows don't pressure me as much as other shows sometimes do. In other words, my heart doesn't break when they screw up. (or when they DON't screw up. I'm looking at you, SPN, cause I know you are breaking my heart on purpose).

Doctor Who (though, like with every new season of Doctor Who, I'm not so sure if I'll continue watching it right this moment. I'll be sceptical for about three eps, then I'll go back be being helplessly in love. I hope).

Eureka (someone tell me it's going to be back, please? It's like a summer holiday show. It always seems to be sunny in Eureka. )

Leverage (what can I say, it's grown on me)

Torchwood (maybe. I was all over it in season 1, and then, sometime in season 2, I noticed that I actually cannot stand John Barrowman. I'm sure it'll pass, because I used to think he was made of awesome. I wonder how that happened.)

That may seem like a lot of shows, but it's actually fewer than I've watched in years. So, are there any good new shows I should be watching. Or good older ones that I'm missing (here's your chance to make up for the fact that none of you told me how absolutely terrifyingly perfect the Sarah Connor Chronicles are, which I had to find out all for myself after I read an article in Der Spiegel! Talk about embarrassing)

PIMP ME, please-.
oceana: (Default)
( Feb. 23rd, 2009 07:14 am)
Funny (in a very honest and therefore not so funny) way article about Dollhouse reviews. For those of you who have been even more out of the loop than I am: Dollhouse is Joss Whedon's new show, staring Eliza Dushku (whom I always loved) and Amy Acker (whom I never liked).

Let me add my own thoughts )
oceana: (Default)
( Jan. 2nd, 2009 10:00 am)
I have an episode (1x03) of a show called True Blood saved on my harddrive.

I have never even heard of that show. (it seems to be about vampires)

Hmm. Does anyone have an idea why I would have dled and saved this episode and if there is any reason why I should spent 50 minutes of my time watching it?
oceana: (Default)
( Nov. 6th, 2007 10:17 pm)
Burn Notice is one of the shows that has been pimped by quite a few of you and, seeing that it has spies, sunglasses and guns, has the potential to make me happy.

I gave it a try. )

My feelings after the pilot are far from instant love, but instant love rarely ever happens to me anymore (see Bones, Supernatural et al.). I'm definitely interested, though and will give a few more episodes a try. (help on how to get them faster is appreciated)
This looked like it had more potential than Californication. Sam, 21 years old, loser, finds out that his parents have sold his soul to the devil. He's supposed to help him bring back escaped souls to hell from now on.

It was fun for two thirds of the time, except that Sam's a loser and has loser friends, and I like pretty. There wasn't enough pretty. Then the losers dressed up more like losers and fought the bad guy, which, hey, you work for the devil, why can't you do EVIL things?
I know, I know.

I don't think this is a bad show, though, just not my taste. It could be, if the devil showed up more often and made Sam do evil things.

Which reminds me: I have to buy those Supernatural DVDs. I know they were on my budget this months, but then I blew it on Slings& Arrows and The Unit.
Well, that was completely pointless. Except for the doubtful pleasure of watching Mulder drive a Porsche and have lots of sex. Which wasn't as much fun as I thought it would be.

And then the glasses in the very first scene? Which made him look exactly like one of the what-were-they-called-again? in Space 2063.
Which is out on DVD, btw. But I'm already over my monthly DVD-buying limit.

Right, back to Californication.
Despite the Porsche I don't think I'm going to bother with it again.
Also, worst wineglasses ever. The props guy needs to be shot.

P.S.: [livejournal.com profile] oceanas_recs has been revived! Ten new recs are up, and I'll try (not promise) to get back to my weekly reccing from now on. Hope you enjoy (most of them are really old, but worth rereading)
oceana: (Default)
( Jan. 5th, 2007 04:29 pm)
My Top Ten Shows of 2006

This was a hard decision, because I think that other seasons, particularly season 2 of NCIS was a lot better than the current season. But I still enjoy the hell of the show, and I love them for never neglecting the characters, always revealing something more, funny, absurd, personal,about them. And compared with The Unit, which made second place, I still love NCIS more. It's not a rational decision, it comes from the heart.

2. The Unit
I love this show so much. The shows keeps getting better and better, even though they continue to hint at things and then not tell us, which drives me insane. It helped, of course, that 2006 was even more The Bob! show than before, but even apart from that, I loved each and every episode. Well, except for the season 2 opener. I'm still not over the shock.

3. Stargate
Okay, so it's not the show we knew and loved all these years anymore. But it's still a good show, and there are still aliens and Stargates and spaceships, combined with action, humour and our favourite characters: Daniel, Sam, Teal'c and surprisingly also Vala and Cameron, who have really grown on me. Vala, because she is cute, Cameron, because of his huge crush on the whole team and the wa he worships them with practically everything he does. Of course, you gotta wonder if they ever taught him what it means to be in command, but I like it when he watches SG-1 play with alien toys, not even trying to be in charge. And let's not forget that there is still Jack to love, who is sitting in Washington pretending that being without Daniel doesn't break his heart every day. It's so dramatic.
*loves SG-1*

4. Numb3rs
Had I made this list after two episodes into the new season, Numb3rs would have made the first place. I still can't believe how good the two-part season opener was. I love this show very much and they did some really great things with some of my favourite characters this year, but it continues to lose points with its "One outstanding, one boring episode" policy. Just throw out the boring plots this year, please?

5. Smith
This was such a great show! It would have made #1, if it hadn't been cancelled so brutally after 3 episodes. What a great , great show. My heart's broken. BROKEN!

6. Veronica Mars
Judging purely from how much I'm looking forward to shows every week, Veronica Mars is at least #6. I wasn't happy with everything that happened this year, but it wasn't unhappiness from a TV POV, it was a personal unhappiness: some things I wasn't so interested in, some I found stupid. And that, given that the show is now set in college, is quite clever, really, because a college show could not be realistic if I were interested in everything that happened in it. I'm just too old for that. But overall, Veronica Mars continues to grow up with its characters, who are still some of the most human and real characters on TV. And the scene with Veronica and the phone in the cafeteria (I'm not going into details to avoid spoilers) is one of my favourite TV moments ever.

7. Doctor Who
I never expected to love the "new" Doctor so much, but I did. I loved the show, I loved the Doctor, I LOVED Rose, and then they made me cry, so now I don't think I'm ever going to love them again as much as I did this season, but I will also never forget how much I loved them.

8. Bones
Surprise! Yes, I enjoyed Bones quite a lot last year. It has gotten much better since the first season and all the characters are just..loveable. Even the Bones equivalent of Madame Director.

9. Eureka
Well, that was fun. ;-) No, really, this is the only thing I can say: fun. It's not a great, innovative show, but it is well-made fun with some nice ideas and sympathic characters. I can't remember one episode that disappointed me.

10. Torchwood
I already said once that I love Torchwood because it is clumsy, not despite of it. And yes, maybe I enjoyed parts of Torchwood more than Bones or Eureka, but parts of it were also horrible, that's what it is only #10. Bones and Eureka were more consistent, even though they didn't have the highlights Torchwood has. It's a close race. I think it was episode 11 of Torchwood that gave the decision. Still, love the show and its clumsiness.

Shows that almost made it into the Top Ten )

Other shows that I watched, that I didn't make it anywhere near the Top Ten )

Most Disappointing Shows of 2006 )

I think that's it. Quite a lot of shows, I know, but it's not like there was a new episode of each show every week, and besides, I was without work for half of the year. What's your excuse? ;-)
oceana: (Default)
( Dec. 12th, 2006 10:20 pm)
I feel like I should say something fannish, once in a while, since most of you are probably here for fannish things. Only, none of my shows aired last week (apart from Men in Trees and CSI, which I don't talk about, and BSG, which I don't talk about anymore.) So, uhm, fannishness. What can I say?

Spent yesterday reading about pretty boys having sex, often while drunk and coming from a bar. Have developed unexpected taste for blowjobs given while kneeling on said bar's bathroom floor. Not me personally, I just like it when Jensen is the one on the floor. You all know how much I love Jack and Daniel, or Duncan and Methos or many others, but you have to admit that neither of them lend themselves to bar-bathroom-blowjob-fics. Well, maybe Daniel, but he doesn't really spent much time in bars and if he does, these days he's more likely to be there with Cameron than with Jack. Not that Daniel/Cameron wouldn't be nice, too. And Cameron, he might just be crazy enough to go for it.
*mind wanders off*

Anyway, there wasn't much fannishness this week, but today there will be new NCIS and new The UNIT! Bob! To pass the time until then, I watched "For Love of the Game", one of my favourite baseball/wanna marry a superstar/tragic love movies ever. See how I'm almost not ashamed that I'm a Kevin Costner fan? Come on, who else could have played that role? Hmm?
No one, that's right. The world needs a Kevin Costner for movies like "For Love of the Game" or "Bodyguard" (*happy sigh*), or "Tin Cup", oh "Tin Cup"! Don Johnson and Kevin Costner in the same movie! How my fannish little heart leaps at the memory.

There, that was your fannish content for today. It's what happens when my shows aren't airing. But for the future, I promise not to talk about KC anymore, I can tell I'm alone in my fannishness.The guy doesn't even have a livejournal community dedicated to him. Other than[livejournal.com profile] die_costner_die, I mean. It's sad.
*goes off to watch Tin Cup. Or maybe Open Range. Or Bodyguard, one can always watch Bodyguard*
oceana: (Default)


( Oct. 15th, 2006 01:47 pm)
This week on (my) TV computer:
(posts containing actual spoilers for any eps of this season are under a cut, the rest is spoilerfree (or at least there are no more spoilers than you'd find in a general show description.)

For the moment, I'm watching Heroes. With Smith cancelled, Eureka on Hiatus and Friday Night Lights not working for me, my TV schedule leaves me enough room for Heroes. Problem is, I don't think it's good TV. I enjoy it (parts of) it, I like the cheerleader girl, the comic book hero and the reasonable brother (yes, the politician. I go for men with power and suits, this shouldn't be a surprise to those of you who follow this journal regularly). The show is well filmed, pretty pictures and great effects. Technically, there is nothing wrong with the show. The dialogues, well, it's called Heroes and the script seems to be a comic book, so complaining about the lack of good dialogue would be silly.

And yet, I cannot help but feel that this is all some cheap trick, the creation of a Hero for everyone, to capture us all. The geek who reads comics, the cheerleader who isn't like the others, the woman who can't handle her life, the black sheep in the family, and finally the scientist without superpowers, who will doubtlessly turn out to be a real life hero sooner or later. Probably later, as I see many many seasons of this coming on, seasons in which we will learn more about the lives of our beloved Heroes, without ever getting closer to The Big Secret.
The whole concept of the show reminds me of Lost, and I hate Lost. But it took the frantic viewing of most of the first season of Lost for me to find out that I hate it, so I'll probably need some more time with Heroes, too.

Actually, I take it back, that I said this isn't good TV. This is excellent TV, this is the optimum use of the medium TV as an episodic and returning movie, with ever knew cliffhangers, the stories of many characters that are slowly woven together, shots and cuts that would never be used on the big screen, one big mystery that keeps everyone glued to the screens, while it is at them same time so easy to understand that you can start watching the show at every moment without being lost, and finally, endless possibilities of marketing. This is the stuff that the dreams of the networks are made of, and as such, it is excellent TV.
But I really doubt the network bosses would watch it themselves.

Studio 60: The West Coast Delay )

Review with thinky thoughts and screencaps is here.

The Unit
Not so thinky thoughts are here.

Veronica Mars: My Big Fat Greek Rush Week
I like it. I really like this show. It's exactly the right mix between mystery, teenage drama, soap opera, crime and action that is necessary to make me a devoted fan. Okay, maybe not os devoted, since I am not really interested in fanfic or meta for Veronica Mars, but I'm a devoted viewer. Consequently, I have nothing intelligent to say about this ep except that I liked it.
I know you are all thrilled to know, that's why I'm telling you.

Haven't watched these two yet. I'm fighting with myself if I will even continue watching Supernatural. I still think it's a bad show, and I won't go near the slash fandom if you paid me a million euro. I've saved some gen fic to my HD, but I can't be bothered to read it. I really am not interested in the fandom at all, slash or no slash, and I don't like the show much, so why, why do i still watch it?
Because it's pretty. Because Jared and Jensen are very pretty and they drive a pretty car, and the lighting and make-up makes them even more pretty, plus, sometimes they are handcuffed and thrown on police cars (not often enough, though). See, I am trying to delete the first season from my HD, but then these images of Jensen and Jared delivering bad lines in dark rooms with weapons in their hands cross my mind, and I just cannot get myself to delete it. I'm ashamed of being so shallow.

CSI, however, which I had already decided not to watch this year, surprises me by being rather good, and I'm looking forward to this week's ep, which should be complete in ten minutes. Yay!

Men in Trees: The Caribou in the Room )

Numb3rs: The Mole )
oceana: (Default)
( Oct. 8th, 2006 12:47 pm)
14 news recs are up at [livejournal.com profile] oceanas_recs, two vids, some Stargate and some SGA.

This week in TV
(all comments will contain spoilers)

Studio 60 )

Eureka )


Smith )

Veronica Mars )

Bones )

Supernatural )


Men in Trees )

Numb3rs )
oceana: (Default)
( Sep. 28th, 2006 02:43 pm)
So, after I saw some people on my flist talk about Vanished, I thought I'd give the show a try, even though it wasn't on my original TV schedule.

And it won't make it there any time soon. )
oceana: (Default)
( Jul. 15th, 2006 11:01 pm)
I watched "Psych" last week and found it amusing enough to give it another try. The last try, as it turns out. )
Everyone go and watch the six-minute preview of Studio 60 right now, and the dance and squee and laugh knowing that we will get not only more Aaron Sorkin, but also more Bradley Whitford. Also, it's a show about a TV show, and everyone who ahs seen Sports Night knows how brilliant that can be.

Now I'm just waiting for them to cast Joshua Malina...
While watching a TV show (all you need to know about it is that it's canadian, so I have an excuse for watching it), I witness the following scene:

Young guy returns home, finds his parents waiting for him, and, oh shock, not only his parents, but also a cop!
Young guy runs, cop gets him.
Young guy, in yet another attempt at teenage rebellion: "Get off o me!"

So far so good. But what does the cop say?

Cop: "Relax."
And not in a cool, let's all calm down voice. No, I swear he said it in that different voice. In that voice. You must know which voice I mean, or is it only my fanfiction-besoddled brain that makes me imagine these things?

But, a cop, while handcuffing a teenager who is conveniently (un)dressed in an open shirt with a white undershirt showing, throwing him over furniture, telling him to relax, in that voice?
That's a first for me.

The fact that Narim doesn't help me trust these people either. It must be one hell of a show though, with alien conspiracies and BDSM sex in the first two (!) minutes!

*continues watching*

ETA: I take it back, it's not a cop, it's apparently some guy from a school! This is getting better and better...
oceana: (Default)
( Sep. 23rd, 2005 11:07 pm)
If someone, not me, since I already watch too many shows, wanted to give one of the slash classics a try - Starsky & Hutch:
which episodes should I that someone watch?


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