April 9th, 2009

mst3k: says the dude in the shag rug

All My TV

Hi, everybody!

There is a whole lot going on in my life right now - some good, some bad, all of it skipped over here - and that means that after I get home from a 10+-hour day at work, I'm no longer cuddling happily up with fic on my laptop. Instead, I'm drugging myself with ridiculous amounts of TV. Some thoughts (all spoilers behind cuts, of course).

Supernatural: Regarding 4x18, I'm just glad I got to make a reference to Grover (via my boy Ben) before the show did (link courtesy of musesfool). That was fun!

Better Off Ted: I am having a really good time watching this show. It's funny, and quirky, and I really like all of the characters, though there is no doubt that my absolute favorite is Lem (Viva Lem!). Portia de Rossi is doing really good work, and while I can't place the lead actor, I'm liking him too. He's kind of got the Michael Bluth role here - sane guy in a sea of insanity - and while I don't think he's hit Jason Bateman levels of awesome yet, he seems more than capable. I also like the ridiculous ways the show handles real-world issues; absurdity plus realism is good times in my book. Collapse )

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: Jill Scott has one of the warmest, most wrap-you-in-a-blanket voices I've ever heard, and the narration she does just makes me happy. It's lovely to watch a show that has characters who speak multiple languages - often in the same conversation - and who take the time to look at each other and respond to each other. It's not a snappy show, but it's comfortable and interesting. I read the first book in the series several years ago, and wasn't either impressed or turned off, but as a TV show, it works. Collapse )

Jack of All Trades: I was watching this on Hulu, and man, I have NEVER seen anyone having as much fun as Bruce Campbell is in the opening credits for this show. I dare anyone to disagree with me on this point.

Chuck: Getting awesomer and awesomer. Give this show a third season, NBC!

How I Met Your Mother: I find myself mostly thinking about the actresses' pregnancies and not whatever shenanigans the characters are up to, but I suspect I'll be more involved once Collapse )

Cupid: Despite my professed refusal to watch this show (a high school classmate of mine is the second female lead), I've seen both eps aired so far. The pilot was a mess, and the second ep made a huge mistake in that Collapse )

Pushing Daisies: ABC will air the last two (I thought we missed three?) eps on Saturdays, starting May 30! I need my show! I miss Ned and Chuck and Olive and Emerson and Vivian and Lily like nobody's business!

Life: I'm so thankful that someone on my flist (iyalode, was it you?) pimped this show, because I think it's awesome. I hope it's back, but if it isn't, they did a wonderful job of wrapping it up believably and faithfully. Collapse )

Castle: This one is fun. Not a lot to think about, but it's always a treat to watch Nathan Fillion. Collapse )

Bones : This show is bugging me. What is up with all of the out of character moments, and the weird reliance on tricks rather than the kind of solid work that characterized the first few seasons? Not liking.

The Unusuals: Premiered last night, and I had a very good time watching. It's got an insanely strong cast, and it looks like it's going to be a fun ride. Quirky, but getting the job done. Collapse )

Harper's Island: This one starts its 13-ep run tonight. I'm looking forward to a new show that has a definite start and end, and wondering how quickly the fic will be produced, if it's going to match the pace of the show. I'm not a fan of horror or gore, but I do love murder mysteries, so hopefully this will be bearable. Anyone want to join me?

In non-TV news, I am definitely punking out of Big Bang. I haven't touched my draft since early March, at which point I had 7K words. There's no way (between my life and the birthday fics I want to write) I can get 13,000 more words written by May 1. I'll still finish the story, most likely; I do like the plot of it, though some padding needs to be stripped out.

Books - I'll save those for another post.

How are you all doing?