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( May. 20th, 2009 10:55 pm)
The Unit got cancelled, and I'm surprised how sad that makes me. I'm really really sad and disappointed. I've watched this show pretty much from the very beginning and I've loved every single episode of it.It has great writing, great actors, great characters and just great everything. It's got a tiny little fandom, but a good tiny little fandom. It has been one of my favourite shows for the past four years.

I'm really really sad.

I'm more sad than I was when Stargate got cancelled, and I LOVE Stargate. But Stargate had ten good years and it had closure. The Unit has nothing even remotely like closure. In fact, the season finale left everything wide open and unanswered, and NO, I refuse to acknowledge that this is it, that I won't get to see more of Jonas and Bob and Mack and everyone else.

*kicks things*

I think I'm going to, I don't know, do something really sad now, like watching that christmas episode of Supernatural, so I'll have an excuse to cry a little. I don't think I can stand watching The Unit at this moment. It'd probably break me.

If you want to know what I loved about The Unit during the last four years and how much it made me squee (all gone now! *SOBB*) , go here and here . (this is not a complete list of my Unit entries, I just suck at tagging things)

Oh show, I'm going to miss you so much!

(and Numb3rs survived, what's up with that?)
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)
( Jul. 9th, 2008 12:41 am)
Today I shall talk about The Unit some more. Since, you know, nobody else is doing it.
*glares*

I love The Unit. I am completely in love with the show. Yes, in Season 2 I found myself fastforwarding through some of the housewives stories, but I wouldn't want to live without them. See, what I like so much about The Unit is that I love every single character.

And I feel compelled to tell you more about my love for The Unit, with pictures (lots of them, you've been warned), behind a cut. Also, spoilers for season 3. )

So, that is The Unit.
Which I love. The whole show and all of its characters.

Oh, and before I forget:
Sometimes they undress and huddle up naked.



Cut for possible nsfw-ness )

Just saying...


P.S.: If you are Unit fan, why don't you come and say hello? Or wave, or do something to let me know that I'm not alone in this world? ([livejournal.com profile] iamsab, [livejournal.com profile] jenab and me, that is. So, not totally alone. But there must be more of you! Surrender!)
WetBob! WetBOB!!!

(and you say I never post anything fannish anymore...)

P.S.: this post any many others before it are so ugly because it's
been posted via email. I apologize.)
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( Jun. 30th, 2008 05:34 pm)
1) I'm procrastinating. Thus, the subject. Pro - crastination. I'm all
for defering the tasks I'm asupposed to do right now.
*g*

During my procrastination I looked up, surprisingly, procrastination
on wikipedia and found a link to a, hm, let's carefully call it
"group" of people who will help you over your workaholism with prayer
and God! Isn't it great! I wonder if God would write my memo for me if
I asked, so I can keep doing other things.

Or, right, procrastination can be a symptom of workaholsim. Figures.
The way I see it, it's not a symptom, it's a cause. If I wouldn't
procrastinate so much, I wouldn't be in the office so long and I
wouldn't work so much.

Okay, most of the time I'm not procrastinating, I'm actually working.
Today is difficult though. I keep getting distracted by plans to
travel to South America (I'm thinking Chile and Argentinia, has anyone
ever been there?), plans to buy a horse, plans to stop buying more
books like before I've read all the unread ones at home (*fail*),
plans to write more GoodReads reviews (www.goodreads.com), because I'm
down from #1 Best Reviewer in Germany to #4 in just two weeks! and
plans to cook when I get home, but hopefully eat something before.

Yes, I think hunger is the real issue here. I am hungry, therefore I
can't concentrate, therefore I do other things. (like, did you know
how many pretty Risotto pics you can find via google?)

2) In fannish news:

Uhm.

Watched Doctor Who. Loved it, but have no words.

3) Watched more of The Unit Season 2. Bob! BOB! It's strange how a
show with so many sexy men who are all kinda my type (cause I have no
type, to make life more fun), do not inspire any slashy thoughts in
me. I don't know if that is due to the fact that they are all (most of
them anyway) married and that their wives play such a big role on the
show, or because I want them all for myself.

4) Am indulging in fannish daydreams when I don't procrastinate
online. No, they are not dirty, get those thoughts out of your head.
Well, most of them aren't.

5) I want to write Numb3rs fic. (this entry is so random. I'm sorry.
I'm going to add numbers, to give you the impression that I had
planned this through). Would anyone want to read Edgerton/Colby?
Because that's what I'm going to write if I do. I have the bunny all
worked out in my head. There'll be sex included. At least it's easy to
say that now, before the story has taken over, which always happens
when I try to write something.

Okay, enough with the procrastination for now. I shall try to find food.
This is hopefully the first in a series of posts that could all be titled "Things I meant to post in 2007, but didn't". This one's subject is

Communities I enjoyed in 2007

Let's start with [livejournal.com profile] daily_puppy, because it definitely was one of my favourite picture communities of the year. PUPPIES! Every day! Yes, sometimes the comments of the owners make me want to throw things at them, but there is no way a flist cannot be made a better place by adding a puppy a day. Also, in contrast to [livejournal.com profile] bentolunch (I blame [livejournal.com profile] raqs), [livejournal.com profile] daily_puppy is manageable, since there is only ONE puppy per day, compared to countless bento lunches. I love [livejournal.com profile] bentolunch, but I had to create a special filter for it which I only look at once a week or so. As much as I like looking at other people's bentos, I don't want them appearing between JD slash and Jensen ackles pictures, and whatever else my flist was posting last year.

Not quite as manageable as [livejournal.com profile] daily_puppy but nonetheless on my regular flist is [livejournal.com profile] in_my_purse. This is where people post pictures of their purse and its contents. In other words, Purse!Porn. Of course, Purse!Porn goes much better with the usual themes on my flist. Speaking of porn, this list would not be complete without [livejournal.com profile] j2_daily. Which needs no further introduction, me thinks.

On the less sexual entertainment front, there is of course [livejournal.com profile] peanutsdaily and the provoking, often cruel and always intelligent [livejournal.com profile] softerworldfeed. And [livejournal.com profile] ng_photo, stunning pictures that didn't make it into National Geographic articles, because apparently they have a limit on how many stunning pictures they can post. Which is why they post the rest on LJ.

And then there is a German community that I love: [livejournal.com profile] kochkinder, a cooking community with friendly people, good recipes and researches. Most of the English speaking cooking communities were too busy for me, so [livejournal.com profile] kochkinder is perfect.


Miss the fannish communities? There are so many I watch and enjoy that I don't even want to try to describe which ones I liked why. Just a few will get a special mention:

First of all, [livejournal.com profile] sg1_debrief, which I could not live without and which is definitely the best of all the fandom newsletters I subscribe to. A HUGE thank you to the editors which do an incredible job of collecting, editing and posting EVERYTHING that goes on in LJ SG fandom, thus making every second Thursday a Stargate party. I love it even more for being SG-1 only, because as much as I like SGA, they are two DIFFERENT fandoms and two different shows, and when I'm loooking for the one I'm not looking for the other (and I'm looking for The One a lot more often than for the other, as indicated by the totally intentional wording used in this sentence.)

Other honorary mentions: [livejournal.com profile] sg1_five_things, which isn't as popular as it used to be, but still fun to read (and one of these days I will become inspired, right?), [livejournal.com profile] sg_one_a_days, with one SG picture every day to remind us of ten wonderful years and last, and least, [livejournal.com profile] unit_command , where nothing (much) happens, but it's The Unit, which was incredible this season and last season, and it's the only Unit community with any kind of activity at all.

I hope you enjoy one or more of these communities as much as I did. And feel free to pimp in return...communities, feeds, lj users, whatever rocks your boat.
oceana: (Default)
( Jul. 28th, 2007 08:26 am)
I've been watching pilots because I thought I needed a new show, with Stargate gone (*cries*) and Veronica Mars gone (*is in denial*)

Here's what I'm currently watching (except everything but Eureka is on hiatus)

Bones
CSI
Dr. Who
Desperate Housewives
Eureka
NCIS
Numb3rs
SGA
Supernatural
The Unit (OMG THE UNIT SQUEEE!) (I'm just doing this because nobody else does, and it so deserves squeeing)
Torchwood

That's 232 new episodes of TV next year. New TV. Almost 180 hours of new TV.
I so don't need a new show.
I need a life.

(just kidding. Who wants a life anyway? )*g*
Maybe I'll give BSG another chance...
Will I watch another episode of "The Unit"? Or should I read more sad Stargate fics? Or should I steal a meme from [livejournal.com profile] trinityofone and post it?
Meme it is:

Name a fandom and I will tell you what I think I know about it, derived only from my LJ experience.
(this works, of course, best with fandoms I don't really know, but I will try my best to give you an lj version of the fandom I know.)
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( Jan. 5th, 2007 04:29 pm)
My Top Ten Shows of 2006

1. NCIS
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
*cries*
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? ;-)
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( Dec. 27th, 2006 08:48 pm)
260 screencaps of season 1 episode "SERE" are up at my scrapbook. This time with more Hector and Charles, and general half-naked, wet manly goodness.

Teasers:







(why, yes, in my fandom threesomes are canon. The pictures proves it... ;-)

Screencaps are free to use for icons and all fanart, no need to credit or comment, but I'd appreciate a link to whatever pretty fanart you make with them. And don't forget to tell me about the Bob! icons you make! :-)

x-posted to [livejournal.com profile] unit_command.
oceana: (Default)
( Dec. 23rd, 2006 12:34 pm)
Just uploaded 262 screencaps of the Season 1 episode "Dedication" to my scrapbook. You can find them here.

Examples under the cut )

They are free to use for icons and all fanart, no need to credit, but I'd appreciate a comment if you take them, and maybe a link to whatever you have done with them. I like looking at pretty fanart. And should you make Bob! icons, you have to tell me. That's an order. ;-)

Sadly, the source quality wasn't very good, so they are not as good as I would have liked them to be, but maybe you artsy-type people know how to clean them up if you want to use them.

As always, let me know if you need specific screencaps. It's easier for me to cap whole episodes, but I can do specific scenes if you tell me which ones. (and I can't promise, real life keeps interfering with me Unit watching/capping pleasure, but I'll try my best)

Enjoy the caps and have a merry christmas!
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( 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)
( Nov. 16th, 2006 01:33 pm)
Stolen from many people.

Sum up your former/current fandoms in a few sentences, as if they were human beings. Then let others guess "who" you're writing to.

1) You were my first relationship, well, the first "serious" one. In the beginning, I was only curious about you, but the more I found out, the deeper I fell in love. And what a love it was: I thought about you all day, talked about you, tried everything one could think of with you. I couldn't imagine ever loving anyone else. That was then, and times have changed. We don't see each other anymore, I can honestly say that I'm over you. But sometimes, out of the blue, I am reminded of you, and in these moments I can still feel traces of our love.
= Buffy, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] lunardreamed and [livejournal.com profile] webbgirl
Yes, I've only been in fandom five years (though I've been a fan longer), and it was Buffy who introduced me to fanfic, slash and fandom.

2) You were my shiny new love, you were MADE for me and I was crazy about you from the very first moment I laid eyes on you. Then they took you from me, sudden and much too soon. My wounds are fresh, and losing you still makes me cry.
= Smith, as guessed by [livejournal.com profile] ana_grrl.
I never knew it was possible to fall so hard so fast, and get your heart broken in almost the same moment.

3) I love you, I am in love with you. You have some strange ideas, and at the beginning, because of my past experiences, I didn't fully trust you. But even when you did things that I would have left anyone else for, you never disappointed me. Everything about you is perfect and I would marry you, if it wasn't for your friends, who are mostly lunatics.
= NCIS, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] webbgirl.
With Kate gone, Madam Director and the pornstache, you'd think I'd be far gone, but I've learned to trust the love so I stick around. I just wish the fanfic were better.

4) We had a long and rather intense affair, but there are only a few really memorable moments. Your charms are so obvious and yet there is so much more behind your pretty surface, so much that I cannot stop thinking about even now, after we have moved apart. I can't believe some of the things you made me do!We may have moved apart and don't see each other much anymore, but when we do, the love and passion between us is still as hot as it was before.
= Highlander, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] lunardreamed
The few memorable moments are the Methos episodes, almost the only ones I keep coming back to. And the things HL made me do? Well, I fell for a guy who's wearing shoulder thingies and red(!) pants and then lends them to his boyfriend. Among other unspeakable fashion sins. Oh, Duncan, I love you, and I'm still waiting for the night in Paris where you take me out for dinner and dancing. Sweet sweet dreams...

5) You are an affair that I'm almost a bit ashamed of. Or rather, I feel I should be, but I feel so much for you that I can't. We were always more about the sex than about every day life. I don't call you anymore, but when we meet each other on the street, I always feel like coming home.
=The Sentinel, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] webbgirl
I love it. I know it's not a good show, and I try not to mention that I've watched all its episodes more than once in certain company. But watching Jim and Blair play House never fails to make me happy.

6) You were my childhood friend, an innocent love long before I knew what relationships were all about. When we met years later, we tumbled into bed as if it were always meant to be. I still think you are wonderful and I love remembering you, but if we are honest with each other, we were never meant to last.
= Due South
When I watched Due South for the first time, I was young and innocent and had no slashy thoughts at all. Okay, I may have had some innocent dreams about a certain mountie, but really really innocent. Then, after I had discovered slash, it took a while until I thought, hey, there could be Due South slash. Let's check it out. RayV/Fraser never worked for me, too innocent my relationship with them. Ray K I got to know only then, and we got a long really well, but somehow we always lived in different worlds and I never really found my way into the fandom.

7) I'm a bit afraid of you. You are kinky and dark and so complex, I'm afraid I'll get lost in you, eaten up by the crazy people you hang out with, drawn into your world of twilight and mystery. But I cannot resist you completely, so I keep coming back for little or long tastes, that leave me feeling good and sated, and a little bit dirty and guilty.
= Harry Potter
I like my Harry Potter dark. I don't think there's any fandom where I've read more dark fics, end of the world, good against bad with the bad winning so often. Kink, too, but I read a lot of that in XF as well. I've seen a lot of crazy people in HP, seriously crazy, so I stayed in my not-so-little Harry/Snape corner, where I like to take long (so many HP epics!) holidays from time to time, until I get scared off by yet another WIP that isn't finished after four years.

8) You are it. The one and only. I never get tired of you, even though there are some sides that I chose to ignore and won't take a second look at. You are not even perfect, far from it, but if I had to decide, it'd be you, only you, for the rest of my life. Oh, who am I trying to kid, I am already married to you. I love you.
= Stargate, as guessed by [livejournal.com profile] ana_grrl.
Oh, come on, who else am I married to?

9) We started out as friends and we still haven't progressed far. We made out a couple of times, but we both know it wasn't perfect. We also know that the moment will come, if we just keep trying. Meanwhile, I'm falling for you more and more every time we meet.
= Numb3rs, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] webbgirl
The show keeps getting better and better, but I still haven't found much fanfic that interests me. We will keep trying, though. ;-)

10) You are the partner my parents never wanted me to have. You stand for everything I am against, and still I know that I cannot resist you. Why am I so easy when it comes to you? Why am I so forgiving? Because underneath your macho-tough guy attitude, you are smart and charming and very sexy. You are too occupied with yourself to sleep with me, but I don't mind. I just like watching you and being around you. And dreaming about having sex with you.
= The Unit, or The Bob! Show, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] webbgirl
I don't sleep with the Unit= I don't read fanfic (I don't think there is much fanfic for the Bob! show). I'm happy with just watching the show and making up my own little stories in my head.
Again I want to say intelligent things about The Unit, and again, all that comes out is
BOB!
Wet!Bob!
Squeee!

Though I might post a real review later. I will definitely post about NCIS. Say, if I were to make some screencaps of Wet!Bob, would someone make me an icon?
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( 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.)


Heroes
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 )


NCIS
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.


CSI+Supernatural
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. 11th, 2006 09:36 pm)
I want to say intelligent things about The Unit, but whenever I try, all that comes out is Bob!

*thinks a little*

BOB!

I'm so happy with the show right now. I have even forgiven them for the horrible season premiere.
*thinks hard

Bob!
I spent my lunch break watching what was advertised as the preair of The Unit 2x02, but according to the episode spoilers seems to be 2x03. Without being spoilery, I can say it was a lot better than the WTF?season premiere.

Last warning: this episode hasn't aired yet, read at your own risk. On to the spoilers )
oceana: (Default)
( Jul. 31st, 2006 08:02 pm)
You probably think that I do nothing but online shopping all day, if I don't watch the millions of DVDs that I own. But no, I do real things too, like cooking lasagne and working in the garden, like today, which made me feel very much the perfect housewife, until I remembered that I lack the perfect husband to be a housewive. And then I remembered that I should probably check if The Unit DVDs are already available, and what do you know, they will be released in September!

My dear fellow wives, let us save some of our precious housewife money for next month. No more expensive cheese on the lasagne, sorry dear husband!* Until then I celebrate with my pretty new Bob icon, made by the fabulous [livejournal.com profile] dawnydiesel. Bob!


*You can see why I'm not married.
Steter Tropfen höhlt den Stein.

And yet more testosterone crazy men shooting with live ammo. (Now with slash! And screencaps! You cannot escape the pretty!). )

More screencaps, mostly from the same scenes, here. Feel free to use the screencaps, but please let me know if you make pretty things with them. *coughbobiconscough*

P.S.: Does anyone know where I could find a Bob icon, preferably one that shows off his eyes?
Since you were all so incredibly interested in my thoughts about The Unit 1x01, I thought I'd hurry up in writing my review of episode 2.

The Unit 1x02 'Stress' )
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