I've reached season 4 in my rewatching of Supernatural, which means
that the inevitable end is coming closer.
*clings to show*

I could, of course, watch it all over again. And I'm tempted, oh, I'm
so tempted! I feel as if I have a better understanding of the show and
the characters now, which would make watching it again really

ButI won't. First of all, I've tried watching an entire show two times
in a row before, and I always got...distracted after a while. The
rewatch urge isn't so urgent anymore, and well, you've seen it all not
only before, but just a moment ago. Rewatching twice in a row only
worked once, when I watched Magnificent Seven twice within (mostly)
two weekends, but then, that's a short show, and there are horses.
Also, I didn't really pay attention the first time, and then felt as
if I'd missed something, so I just had to watch it all again.

So I guess I'll have to face the bitter truth that there is a life
after Supernatural, and I'll have to decide what to do with that life.
In preparation, I have just bought season 4 and 5 of Miami Vice (I
already own season 1-3), and am now trying to keep myself from buying
season 2 of Simon&Simon. (though I really really want it. NO! Bad
Oceana! You spent too much money already this month!)

I'm thinking moving on to an 80s show might make dealing with the loss
a bit easier, because it's really no comparison, and yet it would have
elements of SPN that I will miss (brothers, cars, weapons.) I don't
know, but I will prepare myself.

Or I could watch all nine seasons of X-Files, plus the movies, the
second one is still unopened on my dvd shelf (just like the new James
Bond. Mm, maybe I should watch some movies instead).

Or I could watch Numb3rs, to see what it was that I liked about the
show in the beginning, and then decide if I should maybe sell my DVDs.

Or I could watch Supernatural again.

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-.
I've watched about two episodes of Smallville. It was very...bright.

I don't mean to offend any Smallville fans, but personally, I find
nothing about Smallville interesting, nothing about either of the male
characters attractive and all the shiny colors hurt my eyes. That's of
course just a question of personal taste (and I know my taste isn't
always good), so me not liking Smallville certainly says nothing about
the quality of the show. (I mean, I've watched all of The Sentinel, at
least twice, and that certainly said nothing about the quality of the

However, I am also deeply shallow, and therefore totally willing to
watch a tv show or movie I otherwise don't like much just because a
certain actor is in it. In this case, the certain actor is Jensen
Ackles, who is really very very pretty, and well, I can see that one
day I will be done rewatching Supernatural, and what will I do then?

I'm thinking Smallville might not be such a bad choice.

So, Smallville fans (if you are still willing to talk to me) and
Jensen Ackles fans (if you aren't too distracted by the idea of seeing
Jensen's lips even brighter and more colorful): should I watch the
Jensen Ackles episodes of Smallville or will they scar me for life?
And, if I do watch them: which ones are they? Does he have enough
screentime to actually by the DVDs?

Does anyone have screencaps, maybe?
oceana: (Default)
( Mar. 17th, 2009 05:50 pm)
I own too many TV shows on DVD.

At least that's what I thought, until I had an epiphany while browsing Amazon today. Here's my epiphany:

I do NOT own too many TV shows on DVD! (amazing how these things can be so simple, isn't it?)

Yes, I own more shows than I can ever watch unless I quit my job and stop sleeping altogether. But I don't buy them to watch them. I collect them. Being able to watch is just an added bonus. So it's perfectly alright that I nought, for example, MacGyver Season 3 more than a year ago and it is still unwrapped. It does not mean that I cannot buy the rest of MacGyver, knowing that the chances that I will ever rewatch all of MacGyver are very very slim.

I feel so much better since I had this little epiphany, and not just because of MacGyver. So many shows to collect!

Here's what I currently want:

Simon & Simon Season 2 - this one I actually want for watching, because I LOVE Simon & Simon, and I haven't watched it since I was, oh, about twelve

Riptide Season 2 and 3 - same as above. It is very likely that I will watch this ocne I buy it.

MacGyver Season 4-7 - I've already watched all of MacGyver once, and frankly, well, I LOVE RDA, but there's a reason why I never watched MacGyver when it was shown on TV. He's way too good for me. So it's rather unlikely that I will ever rewatch all of these eps. But I might enjoy one inbetween other shows.

Bones - Season 1 and 3 (I already own season 2) - now, I hesitated for a long time before I bought any Bones DVDs, because I have all the eps on my HD and I have never once rewatched them. Still, I'm so much in love with the show this season that my wish to rewatch gets stronger. And a girl's gotta be prepared (plus, season 1? really cheap on ebay)

Battlestar Galactica Season 3 and 4 - I haven't made up my mind about this. I loved season 1, then stopped watching somewhere in the middle of season 3 because I just didn't have the time anymore - and wasn't that interested anymore. Now I'd really like to see how the show ends, plus, there' CKR to be drooled at, which is always a good thing. Hmm. I might buy them and spent a few weekends watching, but there's a high probability that I will resell them in the future.

Remington Steele Season 1-5 - I LOVE Remington Steele. Just like I love Simon&Simon Riptide. It's called nostalgia, and I intend to have tons of fun and happiness with it.

Oz - Complete Series - I'm not sure about this. Truth is that I almost inhaled Oz when I first watched it. Truth is also that it sometimes almost choked me with its violence and sex and drugs and not enough rock'n'roll. Oz may be a bit too brutal for me, but I was also fascinated with it - and I haven't dared to rewatch since I first saw it. this would be my chance to watch the eps in order. Unfortunately, there do not seem to be too many good deals for the complete series yet.

So, tell me, what's on your DVD wish list? Do you own "too many" DVDs", or do you just sell the things you don't watch?
oceana: (Default)
( Feb. 7th, 2009 08:16 am)
Empire Magazine has revealed its list of the 50 Greatest TV Shows ever.

1. Bold the shows you watch/used to watch.
2. Italicize the shows you've seen at least one episode of.
3. Underline the shows you own* on DVD.
4. Post your answers.
(and for better emphasis I made the shows I never watched at all smaller)

Here goes )

Where is Stargate? It might not be genius, but it's been running successfully for TEN years! And NCIS! Which is clearly the best show ever. And Dark Angel. Which really isn't as bad as everyone says, in fact, it's not bad at all. And Queer as Folk! Which, okay, is bad, but it's pretty and sparkly and gay! Or Miami Vice, which is also pretty and sparkly and gay! Or, the A-Team, which has shaped a whole generation of fen into men-loving semi-criminal Robin Hoods who really understand just how important it is too always wear your seatbelt, because it will save your life even if your car is run off the road by men with machine guns! Or Jeremiah, which is really totally fucking genius! Or Due South, OMG I cannot believe Due South isn't on that list! r Slings and Arrows! Or...

Ah, those lists are never as satisfying as they could be...
Or maybe they are. ;-)
Important changes in my life will cause me to stay away from fannish things even more than I am right now. Though, these last weeks, I feel like I've actually spent quite a lot of time here and I intend to keep that up. I just need to focus my fannish energies. In order to make more room for my life, I've stopped buying books (but I'm trying) cut down my TV watching schedule.

Here's what remains:

NCIS (duh!)
Supernatural (what did you think?)
Numb3rs (so much love. I just wish they'd give an advance warning for the obligatory three boring eps every season)
Bones (OMG the Bones!love!)
CSI (for now, I may have to cut CSI later, but I feel rather loyal towards it. I've never missed an episode.)
Desperate Housewives (for now. I'm not at all fannish about the show, but I like watching it, and I think I will miss the people if I stop)
Doctor Who (which won't come back forever)
Eureka (very likely going to be cut later this year)
Torchwood (for now, will likely be cut due to exceedingly bad acting by John Barrowman and no more Tosh love)

I will only be adding one new show this fall season, Leverage, and it's only because there is always time for a dosis of Christian Kane on my screen. Except, if the how doesn't get better, I'd rather look at pictures or rewatch Angel.

It still looks like a lot, but with Torchwood and Doctor Who not coming back for a long time, it really isn't. Significant cuts were House, SGA and Burn Notice. Don't get me wrong, I love House, but I'm not interested enough in the actual content of the show to keep watching with the limited time that I now have. I'm actually trying to cut down to just NCIS, Numb3rs, Supernatural, Bones and The Unit, which would still give me almost one show every day that I don't have time for. DW would stay as an extra, as it is shown when the others are on hiatus anyway. However, I cannot really imagine living without Brothers&Sisters. We'll see how it works.

Most likely I will also be doing a massive flist cut. I haven't decided on anything yet, but if you always wanted to get rid of me but just felt that you couldn't unfriend me for some reason (why that would be escapes me), now would be a good time. I might still keep you friended though, because if I have friended you now, it's very likely that you are interesting and that I don't want to get rid of you. Which is the real problem - I don't want to unfriend anyone right now. I love my flist. But ti's too big, so it's either unfriending or rigorous filtering. I'll figure that out if I ever have the time.

It's kind of sad how reorganizing my real life means cutting down my tv watching. I guess that means that it was long overdue.

To those of you who were wondering: I did it.
oceana: (Default)
( Mar. 31st, 2008 11:18 pm)
Empire Magazine's list of the 50 Greatest TV Shows.

Bold means I've seen the whole series, or as near as makes no difference. Italics mean I've seen some of it. WTF? means I have never even heard of it, so what's it doing there? ;-)

TV or not TV... )

Ah, lists like these are depressing. Or maybe not, because if there are so many shows I haven't even heard of, maybe I'm not watching too much TV after all. :-)
oceana: (Default)
( Nov. 19th, 2007 12:14 am)
I caught up on my shows and they all broke my heart this week.

Moonlight, at least a little bit.
NCIS, for different reasons.
The Unit.
*has tears running down her face*
*hurts for Don*
*bursts into tears*

All of them, except for Bones. Good old Bones.
*hugs shows*
oceana: (Default)
( Nov. 4th, 2007 03:27 pm)
I promise to do a real post on my shows sometimes soon. I LOVE all the shows I'm watching right now. I watch one and think, oh, I LOVE this show so much, it's the best show of all my shows, and then I watch another and think the same thing. I really couldn't tell you which one is my favorite, I just love them all so much. With the exception of Desperate Housewives and Brothers&Sisters, which I love as well but could easily live without.

Here's what I watch at the moment:

The ones I love more than words can say
NCIS (Team!!! Team!Love!)
Supernatural (Dean!!! Dean!Love!)
The Unit (Bob!!!BOB!Love!)
Numb3rs (Don!!! Don!Love!)
Bones (Show!Show!Love!)

The ones I watch and love, but would probably be able to live without
Desperate Housewives
Brother&Sisters (which is on its way to the above category, btw)
CSI (this just kep getting better and better. How can they keep getting better with the same concept for 8 years???)

The ones that are sadly on hiatus
Doctor Who

The ones that I still mourn
Veronica Mars
Smith (no, I'm not over it. I'm SO not over it. *wipes tears away*)

The ones I'm going to try in the next weeks
Burn Notice
[open to suggestions]

The ones that I kind of still like but for lack of time and commitment don't watch at the moment (though I might very well catch up with them during the next hiatus)
Stargate Atlantis
Rescue Me
Men in Trees

Obviously, I like and love many other shows, these are just the ones still running (except for Stargate, Veronica Mars and Smith, where the wounds are still fresh).

DVD-wise I'm currently indulging in 80s nostalgia, with Miami Vice season 3, Simon&Simon and Riptide. I'm also on my third or fourth WestWing viewing, this time with my brother. And Supernatural Season 2 will arrive soon, so you see, I'm keeping busy.No, I don't sleep. Why do you ask? ;-)

Anyway, what I really wanted to say, since I just watched Friday's Numb3rs: I am completely in love with Don. I'M just... there's nothing about him that doesn't turn me on, even the things that I tell myself not to like, I like about him. I can't say that I love him MORE than any of my other fannish loves (Hi Bob! Hi Dean!), I just know that if I ever met him in real life, I'd totally and without any doubt fall for him in an instant. Even without knowing him before.
Which, as I think about it,neatly explains why I have trouble with relationships.
Yes, I know he isn't real. That's kind of the point, right?
I changed the rules a little for better visualization.

- Italicize all of the following TV shows of which you've seen 3 or more episodes.
- Bold a show if you're positive you've seen every episode.
- Asterisk if you have at least one full season on tape or DVD
- Make the ones you have never seen or heard of smaller.
- If you want, add up to 3 additional shows (keep the list in alphabetical order).

Well, this proofs that I own too many DVDs. Not that I didn't know that... )
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)

Dr. Who
Desperate Housewives
The Unit (OMG THE UNIT SQUEEE!) (I'm just doing this because nobody else does, and it so deserves squeeing)

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...
oceana: (Default)
( Sep. 19th, 2006 11:16 am)
Everyone seems to be doing it, and my mind is empty that I can only lemming...

Shows I am watching this season )

Keep in mind that I have to download episodes (what airs on Tuesdays I will probably watch on Wednesdays etc.), so I'm not actually sitting in front of the TV every evening. I do have some sort of life. I think. And the Stargate will go on hiatus soon, which will clear up my Friday evening a bit.It's really only the Wednesday (Tuesday evening) that will be really busy for me. Oh, NCIS! And The Unit! Tomorrow! SQUEEE!


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