So while on the subject of squeeing, I also wanted to post about two shows that have made me bubbly and squeeful in the last few weeks. Like many people, I've used the hiatus to catch up on a couple of shows--in particular Doctor Who and Dead Like Me.
OMG! I have SO MUCH LOVE for the Tenth doctor that I can barely breathe while watching him. I just want him to be on screen all the time! With his glasses and his oral fixation and his cute wee suit and his sneakers and his long coat and his slightly manic behaviour! Eeee!! He's officially my favourite doctor now. I feel slightly disloyal to my childhood in saying this (the sound of the Tardis arriving still reminds me of my mother's cooking) ... but hey, we all move on! ;-) And this doctor with his indie British looks was *made* for me to fangirl! Also David Tennant = Scottish, so I'm only being loyal to my home nation, you know?!
On a more serious level, I love the writing of the two new series of Who. Apart from a couple of below-par eps each season, it's been very high quality. And one thing I particularly love is how strong the guest actors are. There have been some one-episode characters that completely blew me away. My favourite episode, without a doubt, is The Girl in the Mirror--Madame Pompadour was fantastic, and that ep goes down as one of my all-time favourite episodes on any show. Seriously. Loved it. (And has anyone read The Time Traveller's Wife? Because this ep totally tapped into my residual emotions from reading that glorious book! Yes, I'm a secret smooshy romantic. *sniff*)
Anyway, I'm officially hooked and lining up for Torchwood and the next series, which is a ridiculously long time away.
Dead Like Me
So, I got the first series of this out on DVD as background noise while I did some annoying admin. I didn't expect much out of it, but it crept up on me and started to charm. I love the black humour idea of Reapers, but the best part of the show for me is actually the office stuff--I love the way it takes the piss out of those crappy admin jobs we all (or many of us) work when we're young. And the girl who plays George is brilliant at conveying sullen teenagehood and unimpressed-ness. The other characters don't rock my world, but they do ok. However, there have been some individual plots and episodes that I got a kick out of. And I find myself thinking about the show more than I expected. It's not spectacularly well-written and it's got some clunkiness, but it's good light-weight quirk, and I have definitely enjoyed. Anyone know where it's up to? Has it just had one season? What's the deal?
And because there is STILL TIME before SV starts up again--has anyone got any shows they'd like to rec for me? Yes, I know I should watch Alias because I never have. Yes, yes. And don't dare come near me with those 'SG' shows. But anything else?
Oh, and fear not--I will return to SV-squeeage in due time--I'm just having a leetle holiday. *g*