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March 24th, 2009


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12:03 am - I Would Perform a Reverse Rick Moranis on Cobie Smulders
Remember that time I was asked to be on a panel? Yeah, I was just asked to be on another one, this time at the regional conference. And actually about medical writing! I'm supposed to talk about being a medical writer in drug safety. Why do people keep putting me in front of a microphone? Don't they know that's dangerous? Sheesh.

(Oh dear, I have to write a bio! All the examples are serious and boring. Polty don't play that.)

Chuck

Oh man, I did not expect the shit about Chuck's board and Orion to go down in the very next episode! We are hurtling toward an exciting finale indeed!

I loved all the Eagle Eye bullshit Orion pulled because, uh, that shit is fun? I heart talking computers? (WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY A GAME?)

The CG on the Predator was ass. Damn.

The Buy More stuff was pretty good, though. I have a feeling we'll see more of the rival store in the future. Also, Jeff's office. Ha! (Also hilarious: Lester and Jeff come running "as soon as they heard.") I liked Emmett's "Just like Fresno, just like Fresno," but I wonder if they're ever going to do anything with him. Stop wasting Tony Hale!

Seeing Beckman in the real world was weeeeeird! (She's tiny!) I am very happy if her declaration that Chuck has to become a spy means that he'll get some real spy training so he can become more badass and useful (although he will of course find ways to fuck up hilariously). He's had enough field experience by now that he's far more spy than the average civilian anyway.

While I appreciate the role reversal of Chuck keeping secrets from Sarah, I am so over the Chuck Listens in on Sarah at the One Moment She Says What He Doesn't Want to Hear EXCEPT SHE CLEARLY DOES NOT MEAN IT and Then He Does Not Hear Her Speak from Her Heart Seconds Later device. Seriously, how many times have they pulled the CLIOSGDSGSDJNJSKDHSAK:LSGSL? STOP FALLING FOR IT, CHUCK, YOU IDIOT. SHE LOVES YOU, GET WITH IT.

Orion is clearly not dead. That was a decoy or something. Or he teleported off the helicopter, I don't know. But he can't be dead.

Chuck is reading Ex Machina! Yay!

How I Met Your Mother

Yes, of course they made the site. And they somehow got Alan Thicke to pose for photos.

Oh right, they can't have Alyson Hannigan and Cobie Smulders walking around all pregnant! That's why they did this storyline. I just thought it was a funny idea.

Oh, Ted. Why are you designing like Karen? His original idea for the GNB building that got beaten out by the Swedes or whoever wasn't this pretentious, was it? Nobody wants a rock garden on the roof. Nobody. I am very afraid for his firm. As Barney said, "In this economy??"

(Grouper. Come on now. Grouper.)

Pushing Heroes

Welcome back, Bryan Fuller!! We have missed you.

He's still carrying the baggage of the rest of the season, but I had an inkling from the first scene with Danko that he might be back with this episode, and I was excited to see his name in the credits. It's hard to tell exactly what his influence brought to the episode besides Swoosie Kurtz, but I did notice that it focused on a few characters and didn't try to jam everyone in. No Sylar, no Nathan, no Claire. And more characters working together, which I know he wanted.

Rebel is Micah! Which I knew because Noah Gray-Cabey's name was in the credits and, uh, pretty much everyone guessed that already. Because it made the most sense, and, what do you know, this time the show chose the route that made sense! And his voice changed, aw. He's older and wiser and leading a rebellion from his iPhone.

Tracy's final scene was pretty cool, even if there was no indication she could do something that powerful before. But what the fuck was up with her icy blinking eye? Can she reconstitute herself like a fucking T-1000?

Speaking of things for which there were no indication...Ando can Hadoken that useless pink fireball that has only been a representation of the fact that he even has a power that he hardly ever uses? O...kay. And Toddler Touch and Go can restart Hiro's power even though Arthur was supposed to have stripped it away entirely? O...kay. Whatever, at least there is time-stopping going on again. They didn't give him back teleportation, so he's not as all-powerful as he used to be, at least. Also, what is a baby doing having activated powers anyway? STOP PRETENDING THE ECLIPSE HAS MAGICAL POWERS. Are there Jack-Jacks all over the place now? Danko should really try blowing up the moon.

(The Hiro and Ando Comedy Hour was good fun this week, though. How great was that shot of them hiding in the stuffed animals? Adorable!)

WHAT WAS THE POINT OF NOT KILLING DAPHNE IF YOU WERE JUST GOING TO KILL HER? GAH. And he even let her acknowledge the fact that their relationship doesn't really make any sense before...giving her a Superman-style cheesy happy fake ending? I don't know. That was sort of lame, and there was no cleavage. Adieu, cute speedster chick. I'll miss you.

Hey, wait, I remember reading that Bryan Fuller said he would kill off two characters when he came back, and the deaths would stick. And he comes back and kills off two women? The hell? He even had Tracy put herself in a refrigerator!
Current Mood: gratefulflattered
Current Music: Kathleen Edwards - Back to Me

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From:scifantasy
Date:March 24th, 2009 11:00 am (UTC)
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Chuck is reading Ex Machina! Yay!

There was also a Y: The Last Man poster in Chuck's room.
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From:loopychew
Date:March 24th, 2009 01:15 pm (UTC)
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And I'm pretty sure I saw an Order of the Stick poster above his computer monitor.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 24th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
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Which I finally noticed. It's been there the whole second season.
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From:dcjensen
Date:March 24th, 2009 11:10 am (UTC)
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Maybe next week will start with nurses with crash carts and orderlies coming into the room.
From:dotificus
Date:March 24th, 2009 12:15 pm (UTC)
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"I always have a gun." Ha!

And I so thought they were going to throw in a "Let's play Global Thermonuclear War." in Jeff's office. And how much did I heart Jeff's office?

I am so over the Chuck Listens in on Sarah at the One Moment She Says What He Doesn't Want to Hear EXCEPT SHE CLEARLY DOES NOT MEAN IT . . .

IAWTC. Enough already.

Also agree about Orion not being dead.
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From:harper47
Date:March 24th, 2009 12:20 pm (UTC)
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Not looking at Chuck comments since I haven't seen it yet.

They made the sex acts page? Bwah. I love the creators of How I Met your Mother so much. And Beaver (from Greek) was the wrestler. Sweet.
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From:apriljoiex
Date:March 24th, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
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That's where I recognized him from, thank you!
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From:catalyst2
Date:March 24th, 2009 01:40 pm (UTC)
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Nice In Living Colour refrence!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 24th, 2009 02:47 pm (UTC)
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What reference?

Oh, right.

Edited at 2009-03-24 02:51 pm (UTC)
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From:penmage
Date:March 24th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
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I admit that I was really hoping Rebel was Hana, just because everyone kept so stubbornly referring to Rebel as "he". I was sure it was a bait and switch and it was going to be a woman.

But then I saw Noah Cabel-Gray in the credits, and well, yeah.

I agree with an above commenter, though--I think they will find some way to hang on to Ali Larter however they can.
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From:seawench
Date:March 24th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
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They managed to put Iceman back together after he was shattered sometime back before I broke up with X-Men comics. Since Tracy is Iceman with Emma Frost's personality, it makes sense (they put Emma back together after she shattered in diamond form too, so multiple precedents). And the dorkitude asserts itself.

Semi-related: for excellent combat use of superpowers, the new X-men cartoon trumps just about everything this decade. Don't be turned off by the name; it's rather awesome.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 24th, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
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Eliza Maza icon!!

Are you talking about X-Men: Evolution? I still want to rewatch the old '90s cartoon, which is where I learned everything I knew about the X-Men.

It certainly looks like they left room open for Tracy to come back, but Fuller said he would make his deaths stick. Unless he's going to kill someone else off permanently next week.
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From:seawench
Date:March 24th, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
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No, X-Men: Evolution was the mostly-silly, teen-oriented cartoon they put out after the first movie. It introduced angsty, goth Rogue - which I loved - but it didn't know what it wanted to be and only started to get better at the end just to get canceled.

Wolverine and the X-Men starts very much in the middle of the story, right after the mansion gets blown up. Jean and Charles are missing, the institute is in ruins, the team and students are scattered, and Logan is left to pick up the pieces. There are cryptic messages from the future about post-apocalypse Earth (not post-Apocalypse - that's apparently going to be the 2nd season), friends and enemies who aren't sure which side they're on, Magneto being awesome and twisted, and tons of cameos by characters introduced in the last ten years of the comic. Continuity abounds, as well as consistent characterization, and the Wolverine vs. X one-offs always add to the greater arc, rather than serving just to show us how awesome Logan is over and over. I went into it ready for major disappointment, and I did not find any (my roommate is sad that Dazzler only gets a cameo, but he's probably the only one).

Two deaths that stick in one week would be a bit much, even for this show. I'm betting on someone else kicking the bucket next week.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 24th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
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Wolverine and the X-Men
Okay, yes, that is a truly awful title. But the series does sound pretty cool!
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From:seawench
Date:March 24th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
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Awful, yes, but at least clear about what you're getting yourself into.
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From:spideychris
Date:March 24th, 2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
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I loved the episode of Heroes. I'm painfully behind on Chuck, like last season behind, but I'm planning to catch up.

Although, despite that episode of Heroes was awesome... I think Peter's save from Angela was incredibly badass, I like how they still are making him useful and talented even with one power at a time... I'm so pissed that they killed yet another blond chick on this show that I didn't hate. I loved Daphne so much omg. And they iced Tracy as well, so that's two hot women I love on the show gone in one episode. Bah.

I'm not allowed to have any crushes on cast members in Heroes. It's a fucking kiss of death.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 24th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
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It's like me and girls on VM!

I don't understand how Peter's save even worked. Did she know he was there? Was he following her the whole time?
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From:cerulgalactus
Date:March 24th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
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No, no, no - Micah is merely a decoy. the REAL Rebel is Orion.

So, Fuller-filled Heroes worth watching again?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 24th, 2009 09:51 pm (UTC)
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I have hope. It's hard to tell from this episode because he can't very well pretend the show didn't do a lot of crazy shit while he was gone. But I look forward to seeing how he plans to fix it.
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From:cerulgalactus
Date:March 24th, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
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I may tentatively jump back on. They blew a LOT of good will over the past year or so.
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From:prophetkristy
Date:March 24th, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
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I had many of the same thoughts re: Heroes. Specifically, "welcome back Bryan Fuller!" and "nooooooo, Daphne! you bastards!"

Despite the eye-rolly-ness, Hiro and Adno being comedy relief again was made of win.
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From:gymble
Date:March 26th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC)
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SHE LOVES YOU, GET WITH IT.
God, that's like my number one beef with this show. I'm so over running around in circles with these two. Move them in a damn direction.

That's why they did this storyline.
Wait. Why this one in particular?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 26th, 2009 02:01 am (UTC)
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Because it let the two of them be sitting the whole episode and hiding their pregnant bellies.

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