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February 17th, 2009


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12:20 am - Talking Heads Night on NBC
Having bought a new car, I thought it appropriate to watch The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. It was interesting to see Lucas Black all grown up, the love interest looked like an older Vanessa Hudgens, and Han is totally the best character in the movie. The movie was generally better than 2 Fast 2 Furious, somehow, so I'm glad the same director is handling the upcoming fourth movie. I'm not really a car person, but these movies are fun all the same. And this one even tried to be all deep and stuff, courtesy of Han, who, as I mentioned, is awesome. Sung Kang, I'ma keep my eye on you. Apparently he was in Live Free or Die Hard! I bet he was awesome.

Chuck

Oh, Chuck and Sarah. Your poor, tortured relationship! I don't know, for some reason, even though they seem to just be going in circles with these two, I think they're doing a good job? They just keep teasing. But I really wish they'd let Chuck be more aware that Sarah totally digs him, too. I mean, they had that Big Kiss that one time, but it's like now, he assumes she doesn't want him. I feel bad for him. He shouldn't have to settle for a relationship that's going nowhere.

Jenny McCarthy is lookin' pretty good.

FULCRUM! Chuck's brain is FULL, man. Too bad he didn't get this download before his ill-fated relationship with Jordana Brewster. I wonder if he's just going to keep more and more downloads as the show progresses. The Intersect. The updated Intersect. The FULCRUM database. The annotated Constitution. The complete works of Shakespeare. The Encyclopedia Brittanica. The names and addresses of the entire population of Belgium. And so on.

Big Mike! Morgan's mom! AAAAAHHHH.

Crisis on Infinite The Amazing Heroes

This season is slowly improving, I think.

Okay, I love that Sylar is annoyed as hell with Luke Stuffmelter. I thought he was going to try to mentor him or something (and I'm sure it will get to that point eventually), but right now, it's pretty amusing. He's technically a serial killer! Ha! Also, did he forget how to steal powers through empathy? It's back to the brains? Are we backtracking AGAIN, writers? Fine, it's for the best.

Claire is surprisingly not annoying me, though. I understand her position better this time around; she's like S2 Claire but with more justification for her behavior. She's gotten pretty savvy, too. And I like this new kid; he's all right.

Hiro learned an Important Lesson! Garsh. I didn't know you could be a hero without powers. It's not like ANDO HAS SHOWN YOU THIS TIME AND TIME AGAIN, FOR FUCK'S SAKE. Fine, maybe you need the personal experience, but geez.

Okay, I kind of heart the show for having a couple Indian women run a bakery. Because what she said was spot-on: traditionally, the woman belongs in the house, cooking and cleaning and tending to her husband. So bully for her, and bully for the hilariously convenient "I just wanted you to be happy." Only on TV! In real life, there's way more drama. (Also, you didn't miss anything interesting in Deepak's Hindi. He basically said, "Where's whatsername? Show me whatsername!" And some other stuff I didn't catch. The wedding should have had a lot more swahas, though.)

So who the hell is Rebel? The house appears to be betting on Micah, which would be great. Hana also seems like a good choice.

The ending was pretty damn sweet, and I wonder whether it was a deliberate callback to the scene where Matt was captured in the first season. Next week looks pretty awesome!
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From:airbefore
Date:February 17th, 2009 08:29 am (UTC)
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Big Mike! Morgan's mom! AAAAAHHHH.
I think you mean "AWESOME". Cause it is. I love the second tier characters.

I'm still totally in love with Chuck but am getting a little fed up with the Chuck/Sarah. Perhaps if it wasn't hit on in every episode I'd be more tolerant and sympathetic.
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From:adinarj
Date:February 17th, 2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
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The ending was pretty damn sweet, and I wonder whether it was a deliberate callback to the scene where Matt was captured in the first season.
I think they were. They've been doing all sorts of deliberate callbacks to vol. 1 and it's awesome. The show is finally back in stride.
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From:the_partyman
Date:February 17th, 2009 01:41 pm (UTC)
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That was Jenny McCarthy?! I thought she looked familiar. Lookin' good indeed.


I guess maybe Sylar lost the empathy thing when he relapsed into killing people last Volume. Or something. It's all getting very hard to keep up with these days!

I gota all excited last week when Heroes as... exciting, but aside from the very last scene this just felt a little predicatble (but not in the good way that 24 can be ridiculously predicatble, if that makes sense). I did like that last scene though.

I always enjoy Hiro and Ando's stuff, but what the heck was the point of their trup (other to fulfil Matt's painting)... they leave Matt Parkman to go there, only to get a fax telling them to go and save.... Matt Parkman> Am I mising something there?

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From:miniglik
Date:February 17th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
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I'm not sure what I think of Chuck/Sarah. It's kind of well done, but really inconsistant?

Anyway, hi!
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From:grammarwoman
Date:February 17th, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC)
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Now all Chuck needs is the OED, and he can write his own ticket at any university. He'd be cheaper than a subscription. *grin*
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From:dlgood
Date:February 18th, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
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Chuck should also get himself Lexis-Nexis and the Baseball Prospectus...

Meanwhile, I kind of want someone hit Hiro upside the head with a shovel again.
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From:funky_donut
Date:February 18th, 2009 06:20 am (UTC)
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Talking Heads Night on NBC

I noticed this too, and I loved the use of both songs. What I think is odd/funny is that this Chuck should have been on last week - so they wouldn't even have been on the same night!

So who the hell is Rebel? The house appears to be betting on Micah, which would be great.

Ooh, I hadn't thought of Micah, that would be so awesome. Also, your mention of Micah makes me wonder what happened to Molly. Is she sitting in Parkman's apartment feeling kind of lonely, wondering where her fake dads went? Or did I miss some bit of exposition about her going off to boarding school or having a long-lost aunt reclaim her or, I don't know, going backpacking in Europe?

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