A meme!

Jul. 5th, 2009 12:38 am
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Yeah, I know.  It's the off-season and I went a little missing again.  As I do.  The only show I've been keeping up with is Raising the Bar, and though I really enjoy it (I'm going to be on vacation in Las Vegas for 10 days - eeek! - and still plan on watching it on Monday night if possible), I don't feel the need to write about it every week.

Anyway....I saw that [personal profile] leobrat did a meme (awhile back, now) and figured it was a good excuse to (a) write (i.e., bitch and complain) again, and (b) say hi to everyone and hope that your summers are going well!

SIX PAIRINGS I LIKE:


#1. Tony/Ziva - NCIS
#2.  Buffy/Spike, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
#3. Chloe/Davis, Smallville
#4. Xander/Anya, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
#5. Brooke/Julian, One Tree Hill
#6. Jen/Jack, Dawson's Creek


THREE SHIPS I'VE ABANDONED:

#7. Jason/Elizabeth - General Hospital
#8. Jake/Peyton - One Tree Hill
#9. Delko/Calleigh - CSI: Miami

THREE SHIPS I'VE NEVER LIKED

#10. Sonny/Carly - General Hospital
#11. Lucas/Peyton - One Tree Hill
#12. Dan/Serena - Gossip Girl

TWO SHIPS THAT HAVE PIQUED MY INTEREST:

#13. Mark/Lexie - Grey's Anatomy
#14. Johnny/Maxie - General Hospital



1. Why do you dislike #11 so much? (Lucas/Peyton)
-In a nutshell - because their great love destroys everyone around them.  I can't get behind a couple who has to hurt others to be together.  Brooke, Jake, Lindsey....it never seemed to end with them.  Granted, they had a happy ending that was kind of cute....but overall, as a couple, I loathed them.  I got soooo sick of hearing about how it was okay that they hurt everyone else and couldn't make a decision to save their damn lives because, after all, they were "meant to be".  Screw that business, man.

2. Who do you know that ships #13? (Mark/Lexie)
-I am pretty sure the answer to this is Mala.  I'm not sure who else...I just know I've seen stuff about Mark and Lexie pop up in my friendslist.  I don't watch Grey's.....I refuse because (a) I seem to have a knee-jerk reaction to avoid everything that gets talked about TOO much, (b) Ellen Pompeo kind of annoys me, and (c) as good-looking as he is, I don't think Patrick Dempsey is the second coming and get sick of hearing about it.  Anyway, back to the point.....this couple was referenced on my friendslist so much that I chose to check them out, via Youtube, and....damn it, they're really cute.  Not enough to make me watch the show, but still.

3. What would be your ideal scenario for couple #3? (Chloe/Davis)
-Davis would not be dead and Chloe would not be a hosebeast.  Is that specific enough?  Seriously.  A part of me can't even ship them anymore because Chloe's character was so ridiculously annihilated in that finale....but if we could erase all that, I'd be okay with it.

4. What is your favorite moment for #1? (Tony/Ziva)
-I love most of their interactions together (I'm easy like that), but as odd as it sounds, this season's finale got to me, just because Tony's feelings were so OBVIOUS.  The last scene of him staring at her name on his phone, telling Gibbs "She'll call eventually...right?" just did me in.  Oh, Tony.

5. How long have you been following couple #6? (Jen/Jack)
-First off, a caveat - yes, Jack is gay, and yes, I probably would have cried foul if he had switched teams (uhm, again).  But oh, I loved Jen and Jack SO MUCH.  I initially shipped him with Joey, and then....well, yeah.  Over the years, his friendship with Jen became so strong, and they clearly loved each other so much, regardless of orientation, that I hoped they would spend the rest of their lives together in a totally-platonic-unless-they're-drunk way.  True story - I wept through the finale not because I gave a right royal CRAP who Joey Potter FINALLY freaking chose, but because of Jen and Jack.

6. What's the story with #8? What made you stop caring? (Jake/Peyton)
-Peyton.  Because she sucks.  I've made it quite clear that I had a love/hate relationship with Peyton, but when she was with Jake, I felt like she shined.  Mostly because - unlike with Lucas - their love was not a train wreck that took out everything around it.  I felt so incredibly badly for Jake when, after a lovely reunion, he sends Peyton back to Lucas to see if she still loves him.....AND SHE GOES.  BECAUSE SHE SUCKS.

7. Which ship do you prefer--#2 or #4? (Buffy/Spike or Xander/Anya)
-I guess both are kind of a moot point, but if I had to pick.....probably Buffy and Spike.  As much as I loved Xander and Anya together (and as much as I may have sobbed during the final episode), I sometimes chafed at how Xander treated Anya.  He very much had that attitude of "I'm going to put you down, but I'm going to do it in a loving way so nobody notices."  

8. You have the power to make one ship non-existent. Choose from #10 or #12. (Sonny/Carly or Dan/Serena)
-SONNY AND CARLY FOR THE WIN.  (Loss?)  I know they're not currently together on the show, but if Guza has proved anything to us, it's that he will ALWAYS put them together because they are a "destiny couple".  (Years later and I still gag on that phrase).  I just can't get past the emotional abuse and absolute dysfunction of those two together.  It's not romantic and it's sure as hell not healthy.  Dan and Serena may be boring, but at least they're not completely insane.

9. What interests you about #14? (Johnny/Maxie)
-I feel like I shouldn't like either character, from the bits I've seen/read about them, but yet when I watch them in clips together, they kind of sparkle.  I find them adorable....and then I feel the shame start.

10. When did you stop liking #7? (Jason/Elizabeth)
-To be honest, I have never stopped liking them and I feel like I never will.  However, I have accepted that the writers of this show will never, ever let them be together for good....and worse yet, they'll keep dangling scenarios where it LOOKS like they'll get together, but then snatch it away.  I just can't deal with it anymore.  This last time they were split up, I was disappointed, but not at all shocked.  I knew it would never last.

11. Did your waning interest in #9 kill your interest in the series? (Delko/Calleigh)
-My interest was starting to wane at the end of this last season, but I'm honestly not sure if it was because of Delko and Calleigh.  I'm waiting to see what the new season brings.  My problem with Delko and Calleigh is that they had so much chemistry, and they played it up....and then pulled a "Guess what?  They've been together all along!" trick on us.  For one thing, they already did that on the mothership with Sara and Grissom, and though I was never a fan of them, I thought it sucked then as well.  Viewers want to SEE the romance take place...we want to SEE the first kiss or the moment when Delko or Sara realize that their feelings are finally returned.  I really hate that twist of being "secretly" involved offscreen.

12. What's a song that reminds you of #1? (Tony/Ziva)
-"What About Now", Daughtry.  I'm not sure why.  I think I must have seen a fanvid of them with that song or something.  Whatever it was, it totally stuck.

13. Which of these ships do you love the most right now?
-Jen and Jack will always have a special place in my heart, but out of the current pairings, I'm most intrigued by Tony and Ziva.  I love Julian and Brooke, but right now, they're happy....so I'm nervous to see how that gets jacked up.  However, when it comes to NCIS, I can't WAIT to find out what happens with those two.

14. Which do you dislike the most?
-SONNY AND CARLY FOR THE WIN.  Always.  For all the reasons I listed above.  However, Lucas and Peyton have come pretty close to grabbing that crown a few times.

15. If you could have any of these pairings double date, who would they be?
-Buffy/Spike and Chloe/Davis.  The boys would get all "Yeah, well, see what I can do?  Beat this!" and the girls would just share smiles and reminisce about all the times they had to save the big brutes from themselves.  Plus, they'd totally feel each other on the "I'm in love with some kind of supernatural being but I'm totally going to deny that for as long as possible" thing.

16. Have #2 kissed yet? Elaborate if yes. (Buffy/Spike)
-As much as I loved them, the Spuffy kisses always looked a little awkward.  I don't know why.  They just did.  What I really loved between them were the quiet moments....like when Buffy is booted out of House o' Potentials, and Spike finds her, and she asks him to hold her while she sleeps.  That is by far my favorite Buffy/Spike moment.

17. Did #4 have a happy ending? Do you think one is likely? (Xander/Anya)
-Sigh.  Not at all.  Anya was killed with an ax (or something of the sort) while Xander frantically called her name and tried to find her.  SOB.

18. What would make you start shipping #14? (Johnny/Maxie)
-If Guza was fired and, for good measure, Frons was shipped out as well.  That's really the only reason I'll ever go back to GH.  Note that Jason and Elizabeth actually had a BABY and I still refused to go back.

19. If only one could happen, which would you prefer--#2 or #6? (Buffy/Spike or Jen/Jack)
-I guess Buffy and Spike, because like I said earlier....as much as I really, really adored Jen and Jack, I think I'd take issue with Jack suddenly deciding he WASN'T gay.  

20. You have the power to decide the fate of #10. What happens to them? (Sonny/Carly)
-FIERY PAINFUL DEATH.  Was that too harsh?  Okay, if I'm going to be really honest, I feel both characters could be redeemed so long as they're not actually together.  So, I guess my decision is to just keep them the hell AWAY from each other.  Forever and ever, amen.
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