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04 October 2007 @ 10:41 pm
Challenge deadline and brief chatter  
Real life is still beating up Boppy, so I'm keeping this short. :)

Quick reminder that the Character Study Challenge closes this Saturday October 6. Today we got the first vid entries which was very exciting! There's still time to contribute and so as to be fair to all of you not first into the future like us Australians, I should clarify that the competition will close at midnight LA time (which is actually 5pm on Sunday here in Australia). Hopefully that little extra time will help any of you running late. ;)

Still grabbing time here and there to watch the new shows. I was very happy with the second episode of Chuck--I found it, if anything, more amusing than the first one. Adam Baldwin is pleasing me greatly and I enjoyed Chuck's hapless confusion about who to trust. it's certainly not deep, this show, but the comedy's of a style I enjoy. I really like all the little computer nerd jokes in it too--I loved the flying the helicopter scene for example. It's such a cute idea that all that playstation-ing could pay off. ;)

Bionic Woman... um, Michelle was hot in the training scene? I'm trying to keep my claws in and not bitch about what a terrible job she's doing. So I'll restrict myself to saying that I think the show would be a whole lot more fun if she had any ability to play a line for comedy. But Katee, once again, stole the show. Though I'm yet to be convinced that there's much depth to the plot or characters. Slight bonus? I actually really like the bratty little sister. Weird!

Heroes. Gah! Where to start? Same same as last week but with more dismemberment? I am not at all happy with this whole evil-twins scenario: especially with the girl playing the helplessly evil one and brother coming to the rescue. I see that the drawcard of the episode was Peter tied up and tortured and then getting to be all saviour-y (while still being internally tortured). In theory this is better than last season's emo fringe and accompanying self-indulgence, but somehow I can't get that excited.

Nathan needs to lose the beard. Yesterday.

See you on the flipside of Smallville!
 
 
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The First Evil: Lee/Laura - By Your Sideasta77 on October 4th, 2007 01:33 pm (UTC)
I am not at all happy with this whole evil-twins scenario: especially with the girl playing the helplessly evil one and brother coming to the rescue.

I'd probably be more upset with this myself if I cared, which I don't. I don't see why we need them, they both annoy me, and the black ooze was soooo X-Files. I half expected them to cut to some guy lurking in the shadows smoking. :p
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clex here with youbop_radar on October 4th, 2007 10:56 pm (UTC)
I don't see why we need them, they both annoy me
Yeah, my tolerance for them ran out in the second episode. We don't need them. And the black ooze was not only X-Files, it has already been ripped off by Smallville, so this is a third-hand concept/effect. Pfft! *unimpressed*
random_seriousrandom_serious on October 4th, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)
emo fringe and accompanying self-indulgence,

Thank you! That is S1 Peter to a T. (I hate that little self-important whiner, so...)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Nathanbop_radar on October 4th, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
Hee! So do I but he was kinda fun to hate. Now I don't even know what's going on with him... *waves hands helplessly*
random_seriousrandom_serious on October 7th, 2007 04:55 pm (UTC)
me neither. The whole tail end of S1 Heroes is a big blur for me, never mind about S2.
daybreak777: sunrisedaybreak777 on October 4th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
These new shows are really confusing me and I'm not even watching that many. Just one good new show, is that too much to ask?

Oh, and Nathan's Oreo-cookie beard scares the hell out of me.

Rushing home to see Smallville tonight!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clark basketballbop_radar on October 4th, 2007 10:58 pm (UTC)
Hee! I still think pinning your bets on Smallville is a good thing. Though I'm nervous myself to see how the new chickie turns out.
Cris: Chuck - pornduskwillow on October 4th, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC)
Aw I'm so glad you're enjoying Chuck! It's the geekiest show at the moment and I love it so much!

I also don't like new brother and sister on Heroes. They bore me.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Boppybop_radar on October 4th, 2007 10:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, LOVE your icon! I have had so little reading time I haven't seen your newest collection yet!
Fleegull: Dancing Duckfleegull on October 4th, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
So I'll restrict myself to saying that I think the show would be a whole lot more fun if she had any ability to play a line for comedy.

I wonder if the producers went off her work in Jekyll where she did a good job of delivering her funny lines. Maybe maintaining the accent is working against her? They should have held off a year and waited until Katee was freed of her BSG duty and given her the part.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Karabop_radar on October 4th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, I didn't know she managed in Jekyll? Perhaps the accent is the issue after all. And I couldn't agree more--a little patience on the part of the producers would have paid off.
Allison: k/l boxingfrolicndetour on October 4th, 2007 10:58 pm (UTC)
Yaay for midnight LA time! *types furiously* Who knew that months of reading the worst dreck I could find on ff.net just so I could fee smugly superior would make it so haaard to write anything myself? /whining

Bionic: Heh, I think maybe there's a lack of clarity which will hopefully pass for depth for a little while? I liked very much that the show was not taking itself so seriously this week. But on the other hand, I was giving Michelle a lot of slack last week because the writing sucked so hard, but now that it's not quite as bad ... um. What were they thinking?? They cast her without an audition, too, just based on her supporting role in a British soap. I'm willing to believe that she was just fine in that, and/or she's just having a hard time acting around her accent, but you know, an audition could have spotted these problems guys. (And I'm reminded that Eick nearly cast Grace Park as Starbuck but his wife told him he'd be sleeping on the couch. If only she'd been there this time!)

I warmed up to the little sister too. I think the actress might actually be a bit better than MR. *sobs* I'd say make her the Bionic Woman, but then the slash would be illegal and we can't have that. ;) But I loved Katee's (tiny) scene and I'm eating up all the BSG pandering. Elosha as the principle! The miniseries CAG as the evil thug! Exodus II randomly on the TV! Oh, Eick.

K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Karabop_radar on October 4th, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC)
would make it so haaard to write anything myself? /whining
Hee! I'm a firm believer in sticking to reading the best writing you can find in the hope it will rub off. ;)

but now that it's not quite as bad ... um. What were they thinking?
Right! There were actually some lines that I could definitely have enjoyed--not taking itself so seriously was a great move. And I actually almost laughed once--when she got knocked on the head to fix the ringing in her ear. That kind of stuff would play well to me if they had a better actress.

I'm reminded that Eick nearly cast Grace Park as Starbuck but his wife told him he'd be sleeping on the couch. If only she'd been there this time!
Seeee.... David Eick does not fill me with confidence. And so far he's just sinking lower and lower in my esteem with this show.

I think the actress might actually be a bit better than MR.
This sentence had me completely flummoxed for a moment, because 'MR' is so firmly in my mind associated with 'Michael Rosenbaum' (from Smallville) that I nearly flipped out on you and started with 'WHAT!? are you MAD?!' But then I got it: Michelle Ryan. Yes. I agree!

but then the slash would be illegal and we can't have that. ;)
Hee! Indeed. ;) Not that that ever stopped anyone before!

Exodus II randomly on the TV! Oh, Eick.
Yeah, I kind of like it. But mostly I think I just feel a bit embarrassed by it. Because this show feels like an awkward country-cousin to BSG... the one you wish wouldn't show up at all your family events and hog the conversation. ;) I miss the GOOD show!
Allisonfrolicndetour on October 5th, 2007 08:42 pm (UTC)
heh! No, I've actually never seen an episode of Smallville, and all I know about that MR is that he's bald and rather fetching, if I have the right guy. ;) So any MR snark coming from me will be all about Michelle Ryan.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lex purple evilbop_radar on October 6th, 2007 05:48 am (UTC)
You have the right guy. ;) And yes, Michelle snark is understandable.
jude_judith82: Blue pop artjude_judith82 on October 4th, 2007 11:59 pm (UTC)
I didn't watch Heroes this week but I see that I didn't miss much. I did catch Pushing Daisies yesterday and yay! I didn't regret it. I had no idea this was from the same people that made Wonderfalls. I love that show. Well any way thanks for the rec!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Ameliebop_radar on October 5th, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)
I never saw 'Wonderfalls'. I gather it got cancelled? I'm glad you enjoyed 'Pushing Daisies': I'm excited to see it creating a buzz already, and even inspiring some lovely fic.
jude_judith82: Jaye happy {Wonderfalls}jude_judith82 on October 5th, 2007 02:28 am (UTC)
Yes it got canceled. One of the many shows I've watched that didn't make it past the first season LOL.
smact46smact46 on October 5th, 2007 02:59 am (UTC)
Due to real life issues (I am in total sympathy with you about work) I will probably only be able to submit one thing that I am about 2/3 way through. Is the deadline 5pm sunday for Australians too??*scratches head* I got a little confused.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Bop_radar TWbop_radar on October 5th, 2007 03:02 am (UTC)
Yes indeedy! I don't see why we shouldn't benefit from the time extension. ;)
brokenmnemonic: Silhouettebrokenmnemonic on October 5th, 2007 08:30 am (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear that real life is still giving you problems. Hopefully, you'll have a great weekend to make up for it :)

Heroes is entertaining... but I actually spent a lot of the last episode listening to it while I fiddled with models I'm making, rather than actually watching it :P BW is one of those shows I've not made the effort to watch - I know loads of people are watching it for the OMG!Katee factor, but I thought I'd wait until after the season has screened and see if it makes it to a second season or not - I'm not excited enough about it to want to follow it weekly.

Bones has been really good so far, though...
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee's farewellbop_radar on October 5th, 2007 09:07 am (UTC)
actually spent a lot of the last episode listening to it while I fiddled with models I'm making, rather than actually watching it
Yeah I multitask through it too. Same for BW. That show is on my viewing schedule by the skin of its teeth... it could slip.

I've never watched Bones and figure it's too late to start now--doesn't really sound like my kind of show anyway.
Allison: k/l boxingfrolicndetour on October 5th, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC)
loads of people are watching it for the OMG!Katee factor

Hey no judging! You know you're going to watch JB's straight-to-dvd horror flicks. ;P
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara glowybop_radar on October 6th, 2007 05:49 am (UTC)
Oh, the OMG!Katee factor is a legitimate reason to watch. *nods* (Well, it's MY only excuse...)
brokenmnemonic: Leebrokenmnemonic on October 7th, 2007 01:10 pm (UTC)
Hey no judging! You know you're going to watch JB's straight-to-dvd horror flicks. ;P
Mmm... yeah, I probably will if they come out on DVD around here. I like horror movies :) Although the only other thing I've seen JB in is a few episodes of Hornblower - I don't think I've gone out and looked for anything with him in other than BSG. I did watch the Last Sentinel though, and thoroughly enjoyed it :D Reminded me of Rgue Trooper, in a lot of ways.