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stuff what I watched

  • May. 6th, 2009 at 8:47 PM
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My viewings, let me show you them!

DW: The Rescue - Bloody hell, why did no one warn me this one was quite so creepifying? I know mostly it's the usual festival of Babs' ever-increasing hair, Ian 'n' One being all oneupmanshippy*, and some rubbery LOLmonster of the week. But oh, Vicki, how did I not know your intro was so entirely made of unsettling subtext? He killed everyone apart from her so she could 'back up his story'? And the only available person for that job was the semi-naked teenage girl just by chance, eh? Brrrr. It's like The Tempest only without the Daddy issues BECAUSE HE KILLED HER DADDY.

And now here's your new DaddyGrandfather, who's going to tell you that you're just a silly little girl who's upset over a trifling little thing like the strange woman you helped killing your pet, and that he obviously knows best because he's an old man. :/ I know One is quite lovely to her really, but in context, ugh.

One-era 2-parters FTW though! It felt jam-packed full of stuff, instead of a bit tumbleweedy in the middle while they get lost in that one bit of jungle for 3 episodes.

* No, not like that. Ian belongs to Babs (even if she totally ignores him in this one).

Blake's 7: Blake - *sniffles*  It's a bit good, though.  I know I was watching with the extra-special sense of impending doom but still, it manages to be sincerely uncomfy all the way through, and I was quite surprised that Tarrant wasn't dead about 10 minutes in because I thought they might just start as they meant to go on.  (Possibly this was just me being optimistic - though having watched the blooper reel, my love/hate for him is a bit more even-handed on account of Pacey being cheerful about exploding his trousers in the middle of a quarry.)  I do love the thought that anyone might ever buy St Blake converting to the dark side, though.  I also wonder how you're supposed to watch the Blake/Avon reunion without there being gigantic ex-boyfriend subtext, especially when THAT THING OH GOSH happens, but I'm convinced Avon has shagged everyone at some point.  Definitely Orac.  Anyway, even with the horrible slo-mo, it manages to be terribly sad.  I'm not surprised my sister cried for 3 hours solid.  At least Doctors regenerate.  And Robin Hoods. 

The Apprentice - That dog lead thing was shite.  I know it was less shite than the 'my cat likes to play in a tank, grrrr!' cardboard box thing, but it was still shite.  Cassandra Eyebrows should've got the boot for relentless smugness, but then Pants Man should've gone ages ago anyway.  Debra/Yasmina final, dammit!

Tomorrow I'm going to watch The Romans.  Or The Chase.  Or some Dollhouse.  Or all of them because I am currently bored and feckless.


justvan: (Blake's 7: A/V bunny ears)
[personal profile] justvan wrote:
May. 7th, 2009 02:09 am (UTC)
Well, as I don't ship Blake/Avon, it's rather easy for me to view in a non-ex-boyfriendy way. Avon's just completely batshit at this point and has spent literally the last year and a half trying to put together a little rebel alliance and hand it over to Blake when it'd be so much fucking easier to throw in the rag and join the Federation. It's no surprise to see that he feels betrayed when he realizes that he's spent the last year going insane to prove a point just to find out that Blake's already thrown in the rag and turned. If Avon WEREN'T so fucking batshit by then, it'd be a lot different. Also, it's not like Blake um. If Avon is pointing a gun at me and saying, "YOU BETRAYED ME" I'd say, "No, no, you've got it all wrong, Avon" not "I SET IT UP." Etc.

Never fails to break my heart though, and I thought the same thing about Tarrant and his death myself. I honestly never thought Tarrant and Blake would share screen time. I didn't think TV could handle that much curly brown hair on screen together. What do I know, though? XD Now you have finished I can force you to read all my fics that you probably won't enjoy but MAYBE. WHO KNOWS. Might be easier than LJ, should be interested in such things.

Also, I never viewed The Rescue like that but you are completely right. ;_; Poor Vicki. It is pretty horrible, at first. Though I remember being most upset by Ian thinking Barbara was dead.
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[personal profile] pontisbright wrote:
May. 7th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
I'm not a Blake/Avon shipper at all either, but still, they give me huge 'we can has subtext?' vibes. And yeah, Avon's batshit in S4 is a wonderful thing to behold. Blake really doesn't help himself, does he? Damn, I want to watch it again now. All of it. It's just so ridiculously self-important and yet kind of justifiably so, you know?

Yay fic. :D

Poor Vicki - though she is lovely, and fun, and super-brainy in a Zoe-ish way.
[identity profile] wrote:
May. 7th, 2009 05:37 pm (UTC)
Testing testing!

Third time lucky?

I've forgotten what I wanted to say now.

Hello anyway.
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[personal profile] pontisbright wrote:
May. 7th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
Sorry for it being such a cosmic pain in the arse! You should automatically have an OpenID as an LJ user, and in theory should be able to access this stuff just fine (still working on how to flock things here but still make them commentable via the OpenID).

The only reason I've turned off comments on LJ is because I genuinely can't hold a conversation over there with my current access issues. Don't really want to decamp entirely to DWth, but I hate feeling rude by not replying to people, and the communicative thing is what I'm here for. Though that doesn't really work if it's a big pain in the arse for LJ users to comment here. Sigh. Perhaps my LJ access will magically revive itself at some point?
[identity profile] wrote:
May. 7th, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
I can do it now, so it's not a problem. Turns out I had to change something in my custom something on LJ to make it work as an Open ID, and then I had to validate it on Dreamwidth before it would let me comment, but now I can, yay.