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Well, it's official, I've removed True Blood from my Season Pass on the TiVo. I've tried to meet the writers halfway this season, I swear I have but they just refused to stop giving me one crappy, nonsensical episode after another. And after a certain point there is only so much naked Eric that's going to make up for really poor writing decisions. Yeah, ok, so I probably would've stopped watching a while ago without the addition of naked Eric, I cop to that, but part of me still hoped they were going to somehow pull it out of the toilet and make the season at least watchable.

Alas, I lost all hope of that. I'm sure I can find more interesting things to do with my Sunday evenings.

*sigh*

Also not terribly impressed by this week's Alphas, but that's a show that's earned my good graces and gets several more "eh" episodes before I start losing interest in it.
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Some thoughts on this season's True Blood... )

Now speaking of a show I'm thoroughly falling in love with, Alphas continues to impress me deeply. This week's ep had a nice twist, an impressive amount of character development, and a downright shocking sequence that led to a truly unexpected character death. Also the whole Binghamton thing and Dr. Rosen's part in it is becoming increasingly fascinating. I am loving this show and nobody could be more shocked than I, I mean it's a Sci-Fi Channel series (not spelling it the dumb way, sorry)! It's filling the spot left empty with the end of the Breakout Kings season.
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God why is True Blood rocking so hard this season? I'm actually counting the hours between episodes and that's just sad... )
I'm actually, god help me, putting together a mix for this season. Yes, it is that good. Why aren't you all watching it? Why?!
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So I finally got around to listening to some of the Dr. Who audiobooks I downloaded ages ago and man they were amazing! "The Future Trap" is read by Catherine Tate and she does an amazing job with the voices, especially David Tennant, though you haven't lived until you've heard her do a Doctor/Donna argument single handedly. Absolutely stunning work on a damned good story I could easily see as an episode. "Pest Control" was almost as good and read by David Tennant who did a disturbingly good Donna as well, and reads most of the story with his own charming Scottish accent. I suspect [livejournal.com profile] aelfsciene is going to listen to that one again and again.

Second awesomeness of the week is that this season of True Blood just keeps getting better. I must babble a bit so...spoilers behind the cut )

Baa...

Jun. 22nd, 2010 06:34 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] windrose posted this and I just had to follow along like the obedient meme sheep I am:

Donna Noble
Donna Noble
Take Which Doctor Who companion are you? (girls) today!
Created with Rum and Monkey's Personality Test Generator.
You're Donna Noble!

Oi! Wotch it, Martian boy! The Doctor thinks he can spout all kinds of ridiculous technobabble and 'Last Time Lord Angst' at you just because he's from outer space, huh? Well, you're not having any of it! You've got a heart of gold and a will of iron, and you're a rather boggling combination of a romantic idealist and a staunch realist. But you never let logical paradoxes get to you; you prefer to shoehorn the universe into a little box of your own perception. More often than not, it fits... probably because the universe is too intimidated to argue!


This is, I should add, as close as I'm getting to Doctor Who right now. The current season has completely turned me off. Don't like the Doctor, don't like his companion, don't like the stories this season in general so I'm just staying away from it. Hey, True Blood just started again and the first episode of season three actually nearly made me hyperventilate. Which reminds me I should ping my sis as there was some serious Eric-ass in that one too so we can squee at each other...
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Quick update before I run off to dance practice. First the ant invasion has mostly petered off due to my policy of careful food clean-up, wiping over any and all chemical trails, and mild culling. I can't bring myself to go nuclear on entire ant civilizations so we're down to skirmishes. It is a great object lesson in exactly how much weather proofing I'm going to need to do on this place in the fall. *sigh*

On the plus side I just got a nice fat security deposit back from my old apartment. I'd like to once again thank everyone who pitched in to help clean the place, it more than paid off. Now if I can avoid any major expenses in the next few weeks I'm going to start feeling almost financially secure for the first time in a very long while.

And on a completely unrelated note, for those who've been watching this season's True Blood, can I just say that the vampire queen has become my new favorite character? Seriously, she's like my devastatingly cool/beautiful/immortal fictional alter ego. Love her, absolutely love her!
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So I finished season one of True Blood this afternoon and all I can say is...

I loved it.

Seriously, nobody could be more stunned by this than I am. I'm not even into vampires as a general rule and I quite literally laughed my way through the Anne Rice books (until they got so silly that they stopped even being funny). And I'm not sure I'd like the TB books, but the series kicked ass. If there's a season two I'm totally there.

To be honest Sookie and Bill do nothing for me, I think Eric is goofy (as is his entourage), and the vampire community (the old school one) is absurd. When we saw the Court/Thunderdome I just groaned aloud and did some fast forwarding. If anyone can explain to me why all vampires seem to be forever stuck in high school I'd love to hear it. I had the intense desire to smack each and every one of them and tell them to grow the hell up.

Now the humans and...other creatures...on the show are way more interesting. I'm madly in love with Sam Merlotte (though I'd figured out his big secret by ep 2 - check out the painting in his office for a dead giveaway), adore Tara and want to hang out with LaFayette. Even Jason, raging moron that he is, was highly entertaining and weirdly likable. Terry makes me want to hug him, and when I don't want to smack Arlene I quite like her too.

The overall style of the show is well done, the soundtrack is first rate and the cliffhanger ending has me absolutely dying to see what happens in season two. Was that LaFayette in Andy's car? What's up between Sam and Mary Anne, and with all that cash in the office? What's in store for Tara and her mom? And has Jason just started bumbling his way down yet another disastrous path?

Good lord I may just have to get the books out of the library to tide me over until the next season. Do they explain much more about the universe in the books? I have some serious questions I need answered.

Also if anyone knows of any good Sam-centric fic, please point me at it!

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