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: (cragen needs a story)
NCIS - Season Premiere )


Law & Order: SVU - Season Premiere )


In random news....I have the sinking feeling that nobody around here carries the CW. I can't find it as of yet, even on the channel that used to feature the WB. So this worries me a lot. One Tree Hill is probably the show I was looking most forward to coming back to, and if it turns out I can't watch it anymore....I'm going to be upset. At this point, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I've just missed something and am continuing to check all the channels in hopes of finding it.
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: (poison - turk)
Because I keep forgetting....my random thoughts on the Tuesday night finales. Yeah, about a week late. Shouldn't you expect this by now? God knows it's probably going to be August before I get to the CSI and Without a Trace season finales.

NCIS, Scrubs, and some Law & Order: SVU )
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: (laverne's church choir)
NCIS )

A little disclaimer: I realize that this is about the eight billionth show that I have decided to watch primarily because I find a certain male character attractive. Yeah, I'm shallow. But I will say that, if these shows (Without a Trace, CSI: Miami, etc.) weren't legitimately good, I would get bored quickly. (Or just wait until people post screencaps so I can ogle the hot guys without having to sit through the show. Either/or). So while it may be The Hot that initially drags me in, decent storytelling is what keeps me around. Okay - decent storytelling + The Hot.

Just thought I'd mention that.

Scrubs - and if you missed Scrubs, you missed Donald Faison dancing and lip-synching to Bell Biv Devoe. Trust me, it was a good time. )

SVU - Manipulated )

None of tonight's shows had previews for next week, so I'm guessing no new episodes. When do the Olympics start? I'm thinking this Friday or something, hence why most everything seems to be on hiatus. Is it just NBC that is showing the Olympics, or are all the channels going to be in on this? I need to know how to prepare my TV viewing schedule for the next couple weeks, LOL.

On that note.....you know, three hours of straight television kind of wore me out. Is that sad? I'm used to having a break in there. But I'm not willing to give up on Weatherly just yet, so I guess I will be getting used to it. At least it's not like Thursdays.
chrysalitron: (Default)
SVU: Alien )


My Name Is Earl, Christmas Spectacular = loved it. I hope TPTB never, ever decide to get rid of Joy and Darnell. I don't think I would love this show half as much without them in it. The "Son" business alone did me in. "You're Thelma's boy?" But nothing cracked me up as much as the brief moment when Catalina showed up, and in that little pause after she said "I had to blow - " and Earl and Randy exchanged a look. HA. I love this show.

The Office, Christmas Spectacular = I actually spent so much of the episode going "Aww, poor Angela!" (That doesn't mean I didn't die laughing during the Christmas-ornament-wrecking, screaming tantrum, though). Poor neurotic Angela. She plans a Christmas party and Michael - whom she so obviously hates and makes no secret of her hatred - had to ruin it. And Phyllis! Michael was so mean to poor sweet Phyllis and her homemade oven mitt! I loved this episode, as usual, but I have to say, Michael seemed a little too mean-spirited in this one. Yes, he's usually a dick and fairly clueless about it....but I don't know, usually it's a little less jarring. Maybe I'm just still upset that he dissed Phyllis to her face and made her cry.

Jim + Pam = AWWW. I think I say that every week, so it's not really a big surprise. Jim's facial expressions make this show. The little looks he throws at the camera every now and then.....honestly, John Krasinski says more with his face than he ever could with dialogue. Maybe that's why I love Jim so much.

It was all fine and well, but when Meredith took her shirt off and Michael paused and then took a picture? I lost it. He's not entirely forgiven for dissing Phyllis, but he won a few more points in that moment.
chrysalitron: (that's hot - danny)
Dear SVU: I was under the impression that the S in your name stood for Special, but now I realize that it actually stands for Saint Olivia. )


Note: I could use an SVU icon on this entry, but honestly? I'm annoyed enough that I don't even want to look at them. Petty, I know, but I never claimed that I wasn't petty. :) So instead, we'll go with Danny Taylor. Because looking at him always makes me feel a little better, especially when he's all tough and hot like that.
chrysalitron: (not incompetent)
This is what I mean about trying to survive in SVU fandom. I've barely started reading the comments in regards to tonight's episode, and already - already! - I've seen at least two instances where someone (a) mentions how blonde Casey's hair is and (b) follows it up by suggesting that she is "trying to be Alex Cabot". Because if you go blonde, it means that you are trying to mimic Stephanie March. No matter who you are.

*sigh*

Yeah, okay. Trying to let it go now. No, really. Really.



Okay, fine. Not REALLY.
chrysalitron: (fin tutuola)
SVU - Rockabye )


On a lighter (and much less rambly!) note: The Office was fantabulous tonight. They just keep topping themselves, I swear. The look Jim gave Pam when she was looking at his yearbook? Aww. I melted. I want a Jim! He's so sweet. He even duetted with Michael on Islands In The Stream! I just.....awww!!!

I can't leave Earl out, though. Joy and Darnell playing Mouse Trap! Randy cackling with glee when the officer tasered Joy! Bwah!

ETA: One more thing about the SVU promos )
chrysalitron: (Default)
You know when you start driving somewhere and you end up thirty miles from where you meant to go, and you're not really sure how the hell that happened? That's what this episode felt like. )

The rest of my Tuesday night: The last few weeks, The Office has been coming out on top, but this week, Earl pulled out the big guns. A wedding extravaganza! Joy's awe over Earl's homemade centerpiece! The daytime hooker was her bridesmaid! "Well, I was gonna bedazzle my initials on that spot." But nothing - nothing! - beats Earl and Joy falling on the bed and the camera panning up to Randy, huddled at the head of the bed with a terrified look on his face. I died. Like, rolling on the floor, screaming with laughter, tears rolling down, dying. Oh, Earl. Whatever did I do without you?
chrysalitron: (mmm pizza)
SVU - Name )

The rest of my Tuesday night lineup: My Name Is Earl was good ("It's like Disneyland for poor people!"), but The Office was fantastic. I can't even pin it down to one line. Well.....if I had to pick, I think "Did you do her?" would probably rank right up there. Bwahaha. Oh, Dwigt*.

*And yes, I left the "h" in Dwight out on purpose. Per Michael's screenplay, naturally.

TeeVee!!

Nov. 5th, 2005 04:26 pm
chrysalitron: (Default)
A fandom roundup, of sorts. Just because I'm bored like that. )


So, yes. The TV season thus far. (Save for Inconceivable, which I couldn't get into - and apparently I wasn't the only one, as it got kicked to the curb pretty quickly). Seven shows on two nights. Eeesh. And god only knows where Scrubs is going to end up. I refuse to give up my Scrubs, but I get the feeling they'll get stuck back on Thursdays, which gives me FIVE shows on that night. God, my VCR is going to literally burst into flame.

SVU - Raw

Nov. 1st, 2005 11:22 pm
chrysalitron: (fix me - elliot)
The last ten minutes made the whole episode worthwhile. )

My other Tuesday night observation: My Name Is Earl was great, but The Office owned. I honestly think this show gets better with every episode.

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