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23 October 2007 @ 10:18 pm
Holiday Day 2  
Day 2 was a LOT better. *wipes brow* I saved myself some treats for these holidays, namely Dead Like Me Season 2 and the Season Eight BtVS comics.

LOVE this series. Love it! And season 2 feels even stronger than Season 1, or perhaps it's just that I've grown to love the characters so much. The show is smart without being too showy, entertaining without being 'cute', and George is just a marvellous central character--she's far more realistic a young adult than most teenagers on television, dead or otherwise. I still adore Reggie and I'm glad she's had lots of character development this season. Daisy also interests me and I liked her toying with religion. And, well, I love all the characters really. I like the office stuff too--good therapy for me at the moment, given that I'm escaping from my own cubicle hell. ;)

I've got four more eps to go and I kind of don't want it to be over so I'm dragging it out a little. The good news (for me) is that I have a vid bunny for this show, which means that I'll get to pour over the show in great detail at some stage. :) It has all sorts of cute visual moments to play with. Can't wait! *rubs hands*

Ok, so I need help! My comic store was all out of #1 and #3, so I'm flying blind a little here. Buffy's having nightmares (please tell me that Xander's head popping off was one of them!) and then Willow gets captured by someone? *frowns* I'm a bit vague on the plot details, but it was amazing how quickly I fell back into the BtVS world! So far I'm really loving Giles. And Faith! FAITH! I'm so glad she has a big part, though her undercover mission is a bit wtf. The idea of her in a ballgown is a surprise. But I love the plotline with her loyalties being tested. And wow, way to bring back the femslashy subtext!
Giant!Dawn amuses me. My old ambivalence about Witch!Willow returned. I really liked #5 The Chain, about the undercover 'Buffy'--very poignant. Oh, and how cute was the DW shoutout! :D

Much love for these, and I'm hooked now so will hunt down the missing issues and jump on new ones from now on.

Also I roasted a chicken (first time ever), washed my car and worked on two vids.
Current Location: sofa of comfiness
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
The First Evilasta77 on October 23rd, 2007 01:33 pm (UTC)
she's far more realistic a young adult than most teenagers on television, dead or otherwise.

I so totally agree. I think DLM and FNL are the only two shows that depict teenagers realistically. Every other show depicts them as stupid, drunken, sluts/himbos. And not that there aren't teens like that, but there are some perfectly nice, well-adjusted ones as well.

And YAY! to the vid bunny. :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Dead Like Mebop_radar on October 23rd, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you! And yes, it's really refreshing to see realistic teenagers. I appreciate George's loner status, her sarcasm and her non-sluttiness in particular. She's really awkward about boys, but not in a typical'cute innocent' way--in a much more realistic way.
tragicllyhiptragicllyhip on October 23rd, 2007 01:37 pm (UTC)
I loved Dead Like Me and was sad when Showtime canceled it:(

and good ol Buffy, am I the only one who hated Xander?
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee thinking hmmbop_radar on October 23rd, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
I was not a big fan of Xander. I didn't mind him early on but he annoyed me a lot as the seasons past.
Vacuum state of peace: poltergeistbzoppa on October 23rd, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
Mom kind of made me watch Dead Like Me. Same with Wonderfalls. She told me the main character in Wonderfalls reminded her of me; I think it's the smart-but-unmotivated-attitudinal characters. Hah, no wonder I can relate.

I was ambivalent through the whole series but kept watching because the writing, acting, everything was great. Mostly kind of depressing.

After you finish, I'll have one more thing to say, but I don't even want to hint at anything so I'll :x.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Ericabop_radar on October 23rd, 2007 11:35 pm (UTC)
I never saw Wonderfalls.
Thanks for the discretion--I'll let you know when I'm done. ;)
jude_judith82: George/Dead Like Mejude_judith82 on October 23rd, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
Yay! Dead Like Me!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Dead Like Mebop_radar on October 23rd, 2007 11:35 pm (UTC)
It is very yayful!
Nora Norwich: Lana lovelynorwich36 on October 23rd, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC)
Skipping past your Buffy comics reactions (I'm waiting until they finish this series and publish it in one book, because I'm lazy) to say I'm glad you're getting to enjoy your holiday. Yay!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Prince Nedbop_radar on October 23rd, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
I was going to be lazy and then I caved. ;)

Thank you! I can't believe it's Wednesday already--where is my holiday going?! :(
canadiangirl_86 on October 23rd, 2007 07:09 pm (UTC)
Ooh, Dead Like Me! Excellent choice! Mason is my man! And I thought he and Daisy were so cute together in a really effed up way.

Also, it's weird. The more time that passes since Buffy ended, the more I'm OK with the idea of Buffy and Xander getting together at some point. And I was a HARDCORE B/A shipper. That's weird, right?
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: DW Martha Jonesbop_radar on October 23rd, 2007 11:40 pm (UTC)
I do like Mason/Daisy--very sweet and understated, and yes quite f'd up.

, the more I'm OK with the idea of Buffy and Xander getting together at some point. And I was a HARDCORE B/A shipper. That's weird, right?
It IS! Because I'm not ok with it! And I wasn't a big B/A shipper. I just don't like Xander very much... :p
darluludarlulu on October 23rd, 2007 09:38 pm (UTC)
The second season of DLM was awesome. And yeah, it stands as one of the few shows I've watched where I honestly liked and appreciated *every single character* by series' end.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Dead Like Mebop_radar on October 23rd, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
*nods* That's pretty rare but I'm so fond of all of them!
bluesuzannebluesuzanne on October 24th, 2007 12:39 am (UTC)
GUHHHHH DLM. I still find it hard to think of the fact that it was cancelled. Too painfully wrong.

Also, it's been a long time since I've watched, but I agree that season 2 was even stronger than season 1. Sigh.

Did you know they're doing a straight to DVD movie of the series? There's no Rube and Daisy will be played by Sarah Wynter not Laura Harris, but Desmond from Lost is in it which should be fun.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Flowersbop_radar on October 24th, 2007 01:10 am (UTC)
I had heard rumours of the movie. That's really sad that Rube won't be in it though! It would feel weird without him. But I'll definitely be hunting it out--I need more of the show any way I can get it. It does seem a real shame it got cancelled.
Talitha: eternalenigma lex save metalitha78 on October 24th, 2007 12:41 am (UTC)
worked on two vids

Ha. And of course this is the only thing my eyes registered. Yay vids!!! I'm nearing the home stretch on the Lex vid. You up for beta sometime over the weekend?
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lex purple evilbop_radar on October 24th, 2007 01:09 am (UTC)
Ohhhhh, you betcha! :D *excited*
Talitha: disprove lex locker roomtalitha78 on October 24th, 2007 02:24 am (UTC)

*does the almost-finished dance of joy*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lex crazy for lovebop_radar on October 24th, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
I love that dance. :)
smact46smact46 on October 24th, 2007 06:45 am (UTC)
Glad things have improvd for you and that you are starting to enjoy and relax. I haven't seen dead like me, but I shall check it out. I used to love Buffy and Angel on tv. I still think Angel was one of the most intriguing characters ever. So the comics are good? I might check them out too. It is because of you that I have added Smallville to my wishlist. Good taste.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee secret weaponbop_radar on October 24th, 2007 11:57 am (UTC)
Oh! Such power! O.O Eep! I feel all respsonible. ;)

Dead Like Me is very charming--quirky and offbeat. Not as smartly written as BtVS or AtS but it's got a lot of heart and the character work is great.

Smallville... well, I love it to pieces but it's not the best-written show. ;) It is, however, very strong in terms of its exploration and use of iconography and visual metaphor, and it's ALL heart. It's also very pretty. :)

The comics are good, yes. The shift to the comic medium took a little to get used to, but they're definitely using them to good purpose--to explore plots that would be hard on TV.
lil_itulil_itu on October 24th, 2007 08:29 am (UTC)
Great! Someone else who didn't like witch! willow.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Audrey Tautoubop_radar on October 24th, 2007 11:54 am (UTC)
I really didn't much. I liked Willow a lot in the early seasons when she was shy and dorky, but when she became the-most-powerfullest-witch-EVA I started to eyeroll and lose interest. She feels a long long way away from the character I first knew, if that makes sense.