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Comment to this entry and I'll pick up to three of your fandoms. You must then update your journal and answer the following questions:

1. What got you into this fandom in the first place?
2. Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
3. Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?
4. Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
5. Do you think more people should get into this fandom?

[livejournal.com profile] astrogirl2 gave me Lost, Heroes, and Doctor Who.

Heroes )

Lost )

Doctor Who )

TV Update

May. 6th, 2009 10:36 am
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Shows I'm currently watching (vaguely spoilerish bits for all of them):

Fringe )

Lost )

Chuck )

Dollhouse )

The Sarah Connor Chronicles )

The United States Of Tara )
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Ladies and Gentlemen...

follow the cut. )
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I don't know if this will turn out to be a good idea or not, but the casting department of this show has a real knack for finding surprisingly good actors - Brian Austin Green, people! - so I regard it with zen-like indulgence, and give you, quite appropriately, this song.
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Just a handful of links:

NBC has given Life - and Chuck - a full season pick-up. Well, as full as the season can be, given the strike, but still, yay!

Meanwhile [livejournal.com profile] vonniek has posted a lovely picspam of Life's main characters here. Including old acquaintances!

Completely unrelated, but still awesome: Victor Garber and Ron Rifkin, aka the original Spy Dads Jack Bristow and Arvin Sloane, picketting. I miss Alias so much.
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Somehow I couldn't get past this one, because obviously I needed to watch yet another highly addictive, progressively dark show with an apocalyptic element.
So far - Episode 8 - I like it a lot, even though the fact that the show takes place after a nuclear attack on a massive scale isn't necessarily something that has filtered through all that much - yet, as I have been made to believe. What strikes me as interesting about the whole concept is that it is basically a western - the state government plays no role, the local authorities are working only perfunctory, and the small bits of civilization the town has kept for itself are increasingly threatened by a progressively lawless situation that is ruled by criminals and rampaging mercenaries on the one hand, and the less joyous traits of the townspeople somewhat beginning to get the better of them on the other.

At the same time the story has a strong conspiracy element, concerned with the wider aspects of the attacks, and right smack in the middle of this is Robert Hawkins, a character who rivals Jack Bristow and Noah Bennet in moral grayness and bad assery, and who may just have more dark secrets than both these gentlemen combined. Like them, he also has a highly assertive young daughter in Alison, who, despite starting out as the usual sullen teenager, catches on extremely fast on the less than savoury traits of her father's occupation and holds herself up just fine.

In general, the characters are likable and multi-dimensional, and, except for one storyline concerned with an ill-fated romance between a young misfit shop clerk turned wanna-be gangster and a snotty teenage queen, mostly blessed with watchable plots. I was also very fond of the show's tendency to mix up the characters in often unexpected ways: how often do you see genuine friendship between the woman the hero is pining after and the woman who is pining after him? Plus: James Remar, playing once more a sketchy father figure (even though this time on the definite wrong side of the law).
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So, I actually liked the pilot episode of John From Cincinnati, which, judging from media and message board reactions, makes me a member of an elusive club of maybe four people - including, possibly, persons related to and/or bribed by David Milch.

Sure, it was somewhat odd, and so far, most of the characters seem bizarre rather than engaging ( although I have developed a strange fondness for character spoiler ), probably because he gets to monologue with a teddy bear, and has the greatest view on the Pacific from his living room. Seriously, I want that view). The dialogue and some of the characters remind me fondly of Deadwood - even though this is not remotely close to either the intensity or the quality of that show - and the plot could develop into something intriguing, seeing that it already contains spoilery plot points )

Of course, the show could just as well fall into the dreaded Twin Peaks/Carnivale trap and turn into nothing but boring pseudo-mysticism without a point or even a punchline, but so far, I'm willing to give it a shot.

ETA: Sigh. So, I guess I misspelled Cincinnati, huh? Ratten.
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Most people who know me know that I don't really write fanfiction, partly because I'm a stickler for canon and don't really like to be jossed, and partly because, well, I have a writer's block about as huge as the Himalaya which makes it a raging achievement if I manage to write as much as a shopping list. The closest I came to writing something in my most "active" fandom over the last few years was some of the work I did for MI.net, namely the biographies of Cassidy Casablancas and Mercer Hayes. (These contain spoilers for Season 2 and Season 3 of Veronica Mars, respectively.)

So, how did this entry come about, then? Well, I suppose I might have infected [livejournal.com profile] selenak with one (or two, or three, or ten) Heroes plotbunnies (completely accidentally of course) and so she demanded that I should at the very least make up for that by writing two lists we talked about in connection to two Heroes characters and their respective long-suffering wives - and posting them here in my journal.

As it were, this is the first one: tiny spoiler for the Heroes Season One finale )
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I'm currently trying this show out, since a lot of people I know seemed to like it: It's a somewhat fluffy spy show centered around a former tech guy who becomes Super Geek after he gets accidentally infected with nanoids. The main character is played by Christopher Gorham, whom viewers of Ugly Betty will know as Betty's nerdily sweet love Henry; the rest of the cast is made up of actors I've never heard of before or since, playing a tough NSA agent, an even tougher director, a geeky doctor/future love-interest who is more annoying than cute, and the crush from Henry's college days, who has either a really confusingly written storyline, or is some sort of spy herself, respectively. So far, I can see why people like it, but it utterly fails to enthrall me in any way, so I can't say if I'll give the whole run a chance. Can anyone give me unspoilered feedback whether it gets a little more exciting after the first few episodes?
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Instead of just posting the usual quiz, I decided to go for something completely different: a meme and (de facto) content in one shiny post! Without further ado, the shows I'm planning to watch this summer/fall (Spoilers for Ugly Betty and Heroes Season One finales): )

Oh, and before I forget it, two memes:

Which Classical Leading Man would I be? )

And which Classical Leading Lady? )

I am satisfied with both - how could one not be flattered by getting compared to Katharine Hepburn? - but I'm actually more delighted about being very William Powell/Nick Charles. *g*
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As an attempt to finally post something other than memes, here is some random, incoherent squeeage about the new trailer for the remaining 3rd (29th) season of Doctor Who (spoilers for same, obviously, and some speculation):

Was someone kissing me? )

I'm way too exited about this! Can the second half of the season start now?

I promise some comments on the newest episode itself later on, but first I have to watch that trailer some more! *bounces*
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Since most of the shows I am following are currently taking a break and won't be around until late April, I am planning to use this time to catch up on others or try out some new ones. So far I want to take a look at Jericho, Drive, and Brothers & Sisters. Anyone got any further suggestions?

ETA: I am tentatively planning to write recaps for the first 18 Heroes episodes. No idea if that'll work out in any form, but I could seriously use the practice, and I think it might be fun.


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