A meme!

Jul. 5th, 2009 12:38 am
chrysalitron: (flip flops)
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



Questions! )
chrysalitron: (write)
I have to be honest - I don't mind having hiatuses from television shows.  It gives me a little breather just in case the show was starting to feel like a chore.  And if that wasn't the case - well, it gives me something to look forward to, right?

Also, the extra time apparently convinces my friends that I need something else to watch.  And that, my friends, is How I Met....well, Barney Stinson, really.  I'd heard that How I Met Your Mother was hilarious, but I didn't have the time to fit it into my schedule.  Besides that, I seem to be really bad at watching comedies every week.  I get more drawn into the dramatic shows and are more inclined to watch those instead.  So while there are comedic shows I've always enjoyed - Scrubs, The Office, and I'm pretty certain I would love 30 Rock - the desire to watch every week just isn't there.

Having said that, though.....when my friend handed me the first season DVDs of HIMYM and told me I absolutely HAD to watch, I went along with it.  And I found that I truly enjoyed the show - or most notably, Neil Patrick Harris.  While I find the other characters fun (Alyson Hannigan never ceases to be adorable), it's obvious the real star of it all is Barney.  So yes, while I'm not going to add the show to my weekly line-up (I have three more seasons to catch up on!  And too much Monday night TV as it is!), I will definitely be checking out the rest of the DVDs in the future.

My friend also lent me It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia.  I'm a few episodes in, and I have to say, I'm amused, but I haven't been totally enchanted by it yet.  I've had many people tell me that it gets better as it goes on, though, so I'm going to keep trudging through.  I don't dislike it - I just don't feel the need to "have" to watch the next episode.

Moving on to some more slightly-recent television......

My letter shows - CSI (both LV and Miami) and NCIS. )

And finally, because I clearly didn't prove that I'm a teenager in an adult's body by admitting my love for Taylor Swift.....let's talk about Twilight.

Screw it, dazzle is still a funny word. )
 



chrysalitron: (Default)
I've been really behind lately.  I didn't write about Smallville, I haven't responded to comments.....I apologize for all of that.  I had to put my nearly 17-year-old cat to sleep at the end of last week, which was really rough.  I had him since I was 11 years old and, as corny as it sounds, he really was one of the best friends a human could have.  Of course, with his advanced age and declining health, I knew it was coming....but that didn't make it any easier.

Anyway.  I've been trying to distract myself with reading, television, the works, but I hadn't really felt like writing anything until tonight.  So, here goes.....

Smallville - Legion )

~&~&~

Gossip Girl )

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One Tree Hill )

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A brief snippet of CSI: Miami )

~&~&~

And now, on to some more Buffy.  (Because I haven't watched enough television?  Seriously).  I'm about ten episodes into the final season.  I've been working my way steadily through this show since mid-July and I'm nearing endgame here.  I'm pretty excited.  After this, it's on to Angel!  And then Charmed!  (I've got the first season done, but I'm holding off on the others until I finish my Whedon overload).  And then Roswell!

.....I know.  I'm the biggest dork that ever dorked.  What would I ever do without a planned television schedule for the next, oh, five years or so?  (Oddly enough, after Roswell, I will probably move on to finishing seasons two and three of Arrested Development.  One of these things is not like the others....)

ETA:  The snowflake icon is because Michigan has snow that literally comes up to the crack of my ass and I am TIRED of it.  Seriously.  I get that it's winter, now can we please get a break?  Please?

chrysalitron: (shining samantha)
Yeah, so I'm behind again. But for once, I'm not actually behind on watching tapes (at least thus far, I don't have to tape anything this season...and it is SUCH a relief). I'm just behind in actually writing anything about the aforementioned shows I've watched. But I guess it just wouldn't be me if I did things on time, right?

So, here we go - a plethora of television reviews....

Without a Trace )


CSI: Miami )


NCIS )


Law and Order: SVU )


So, yeah, all of that was a little pasted together, but....right. Maybe one of these days, I'll get my act together. Don't laugh! It might happen. Maybe....
chrysalitron: (write)
Yeah, so....I'm still alive. Shockingly enough. I more or less decided to take a break from the old livejournal over the summer. I had a lot of stuff going on (mostly work-related) and I just didn't seem to have the time or inclination to keep posting. Part of it (a lot of it) was due to the fact that it was the summer hiatus and all my shows were off the air. I wanted to watch Entourage, but it fell on Sunday nights, which was a bad time for me. After I'd missed a handful of shows, I decided I probably wasn't going to catch up anytime soon and would have to wait for it on DVD.

So what did that leave me with? Not much. I'm still steadfastly against watching General Hospital. I keep up with it, as I keep up with all the soaps - that's an addiction I'll never quit - but not even the prospect of a Liason reunion could bring me back. That sort of surprised me. We all know Elizabeth and Jason were my favorite couple (or not-quite-couple, as it was) and you would think I'd come running back upon hearing that they were bonding and then sexing and now possibly pregnant. But it didn't happen.

I think part of it is that I know I can always find the clips somewhere online. That way, I can watch Elizabeth and Jason, but not have to deal with any of the other crap that is going on. Sonny and Jax fighting over a woman again? Maxie's character being driven into the ground? Sam still being around and still, from the sounds of things, being a screechy, self-righteous harpy? Yeah, I'm gonna go with a no.

See, some things never change. I don't watch General Hospital.....but I can sure as hell talk about it.

Anyway. So my point is, there wasn't a lot for me to do, entertainment-wise, over the summer. Besides thank god for the fact that this time, Britney appears to have more or less grasped the concept of decent maternity wear.

But now we're starting to get back into the season. And I have to admit, I'm a bit excited about it. I finally - finally! - watched my tapes of the CSI and Without a Trace season finales, which was a pretty good opening for things. (Yeah, I know.....I sarcastically said, back in May, that it would be August before I watched them. In the end, I watched them on September 3rd).

So let's get this party started by going over my thoughts about the upcoming season: Even after all this time, I still know how to do an lj-cut. Thank god. )


I feel like I'm forgetting a show. (Okay, I am - My Name Is Earl - but I found that I had nothing really to say about that one). Maybe it just feels weird without Scrubs in there. It's coming back in January, right?

Anyway. So now that I've written another novel (come on, you missed that....okay, maybe not, but still), I'll leave everyone in peace. See, I knew by the time September rolled around, I'd be all excited about TV again!
chrysalitron: (snarky thumper)
You'd think I would have learned by now that I should never - never! - forget to check the friendslist for a week, unless I am of course in Vegas. I think I got to something like skip=400, and that was with skipping over a lot of stuff. By the end of it, my eyes were like "Dear GOD, woman, what the fuck was THAT?"

Anyway. I've basically given up on CSI and WAT. I've accepted that I am never going to watch the last few weeks' worth of episodes, so I might as well give it up and start anew. So I shall tape tomorrow night's episodes and hope that, with the prospect of just one new episode each to watch, I'll actually do it. Instead of going "God, I have four episodes - of each show! - to watch", whining, and then not doing it.

So, yeah. If there is anything of note that happened in the personal lives of the characters over the last few weeks, I would love you guys forever if someone let me know what's up. I don't care that much about the Case of the Week - but if Catherine Willows had sex with someone or Martin Fitzgerald relapsed, that's the kind of thing I'm curious about.

One Tree Hill - I desperately need to remember to tape the next episode. It's the season (series?) finale, for god sakes! So you know damn well I'm probably going to forget it, since that's what I DO. I think my father has tied up the VCR for the time being, so I'm literally setting my tape on top of my purse so there's no way I can leave for work tomorrow without remembering it. Let's keep our fingers crossed on that one.

Sooo, Daytime Emmys....I don't have a clue what the hell happened. I haven't really bothered to check. I did hear a rumble that GH won Best Show or something (*sigh*) and that Tony Geary pulled off Lead Actor. Oh, and that Zimmer took Lead Actress, because all the fangirls on the GH community were freaking out because Kelly Monaco was "ripped off". Other than that, not a clue. Did anybody humiliate themselves? Were there any particularly pretty dresses? Any incredibly shocking wins?

Speaking of soaps....am I understanding this right? Are Sonny and Jason really trying to kill each other? Because if so, then that makes my heart SING. Yeah, I know, nobody will go through with it, and in the end, I'm sure they'll embrace to romantic music and all will be well, but still. Just the THOUGHT of those two possibly killing each other off makes me want to dance.

Another random soap note...am I the only one who hates it when people refer to the actors by their character names? For instance: "I really want Sonny to win the Emmy." Okay, I get it if you don't know the actor's name. But is it that hard to write "the actor who plays Sonny"? I don't know, it's just a pet peeve of mine. I always feel like commenting and saying "Yeah, I doubt Sonny is going to be winning any Emmys anytime soon, considering he's busy with the whole killing people for a living and boinking his latest girlfriend."

God, I am SO BEHIND. Seriously, that's what every single journal entry I've written for the last few weeks has said, isn't it? But it's so true. I haven't even updated my icons, people! You KNOW it's bad when I don't even update icons. Once I get my shit together - which probably won't be until the "season" is over - I need to go in and clean out the icons and start fresh. Because this just feels so wrong.

I'm ridiculously tired, and I'm sure everyone is sick of my massively long entries, but I wanted to get back into the swing of things and talk about recent television:

CSI: Miami, NCIS, Scrubs, and Law & Order: SVU )

So, yeah, kinda half-assed reviews, but....getting back into the swing of things. Or something. Maybe.
chrysalitron: (no pickles - delko)
I'm pretty sure it's a little bit wrong that I get into TV shows not necessarily because they're good shows, but just because the male actors on them are hot. I mean, I have to admit, most of the shows are very good on their own merits. Like Without a Trace. Even though the biggest factor for me is ogling Enrique Murciano (and occasionally Poppy Montgomery), I like to think I would be interested in the show one way or another.

Anyway, my point to all that is - I've added a new show to my schedule, or at least I think I have. That would be CSI: Miami. And why did I add it to my schedule? Uhm, because Adam Rodriguez is hot.

Yep. You totally should have seen that one coming.

Honestly, though, I'm getting into it. Sure, I might be a little disappointed when Delko is not around, but I haven't completely tuned out everything else going on. Calleigh takes some getting used to - the zombie/robot stare freaks me out a little - but I don't hate her. In fact, I don't hate any character on that show. I don't even hate Horatio. Mainly because David Caruso is hilarious. He's so overdramatic and just plain weird that it's like "Oh, honey, you thought you were going to make it in the movies? Poor thing." It's like Drake Hogestyn on Days Of Our Lives. He is just so bad that it's entertainment in and of itself.

As for tonight's episode.... whatever it was called... )

Anyway - I'm pretty sure I can stick with this, because I've never had a problem with CSI and I like all of the characters on this one. The only real reason I haven't been watching, up until now, is because I could never remember to watch a show on Monday night. (Okay, and because I hadn't really noticed Adam Rodriguez before). But now that I'm religiously watching the TNT reruns of Without a Trace on Monday nights, it's easier to remember.

Speaking of Without a Trace.....So what if it was a rerun? Just be glad I'm not talking about soaps again. )

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