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October 15th, 2007


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11:11 pm - Large Pizza with Chicken, Onions, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
I've been offline for the past five days, so if any of you posted anything really important that you think I should read, give me a link.

I'm still catching up on my shows, too. The only one I was able to catch live was Supernatural, which I enjoyed.

Pushing Daisies

Weirdly enough, some of the quirk started to bug me in this episode. Jim Dale kept up the infernal years-months-weeks-days racket. Ned's attempt at a word-definition joke felt forced this time. Kristin Chenoweth burst into song for far too long. And so on.

Yet, there was still hilarity like "And Digby considered how much he loved salt." And it was amusing to see Landry hamming it up, even though I'm not sure the dummy/dead body plot made any sense. And Emerson's knitting was great.

Chuck, though she has nice cleavage, is sort of annoying in her complete lack of self-preservation. She's also thiiiiiis close to Ned, despite the fact that the slightest accidental bump would KILL HER. And, despite the fact that it ended up leading to a clue, her butting into The Minute shows wanton disregard for Ned and Emerson.

That being said, the hand-holding at the end was EXTREMELY ADORABLE.

Dexter

Oooh, every show needs a hot British chick.

First, a few irritations. Rita was awesome in the first season as she grew and became a strong, independent woman...who is almost insufferable now that she's overcome adversity and thinks she knows what's best for everyone. It was kind of funny for her to think Dexter was a drug addict, but it's extremely annoying for her to treat him like one, and not "one," but Paul. YOU'RE DATING A SERIAL KILLER, LADY. YOUR MORAL HIGH GROUND IS KINDA ROCKY. Next, oh my God do I not fucking care about Esme and her cheatin' fiancé, although LaGuerta's smackdown of the Captain was pretty awesome. Finally, the writers need to give Angel back his fucking character. I don't want all of his dialogue to be quoting The Secret.

Other than that, pretty awesome. Lundy doesn't suck, and Dexter is so so so fucked. I can't believe how fast this show is moving this season. I can't believe it's only been three episodes; it all feels so packed. I'm also enjoying Dexter's descent (ascent?) into humanity, though I'm not sure how far they can go; if he goes around feeling all the time, that'll make it tougher for him to kill. And if he becomes too human and keeps killing, that will make him harder to sympathize with, I think.

I'm not sure whether the Doakes thing is too easy or just perfect and convenient. I did like their conversations, though.

Oooh, also, I love when Dexter tries to learn from his victims, so the whole "teach me to liiiiiiie" stuff was great. Also, that whole thing really called into question Dexter's motivation. Because he sure seemed to feel responsible for the woman he would have killed. And before, he felt guilty about the woman Little Chino killed after he failed to kill him. He's edging ever closer to the human race.

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Totally the most satisfying episode of the season so far, even though it was mostly filler. Of course, it's hard to lose when you're cutting between Sokka being Sokka and Iroh being TOTALLY BADASS (i.e., Iroh).

I thought the fire-putting-out was a ridiculously dangerous spectacle that was sure to get them noticed, but the purpose was very transparent, so whatevs. And even though I found Sokka's abrupt lack of self-esteem odd because he's generally been fairly proud of his intellect ("I'm the Idea Guy, you guys are the Cut-Stuff-Up-with-Waterbending Guys."), it was bound to happen eventually, I suppose. And swords are pretty cool, and something you can master. When you learn from a MEMBER OF THE WHITE LOTUS SOCIETY OOOOOOOOOHHH.

Toph loves Sokka. It is truth. ("SOKKA'S COMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!")

Even though the three of them have been very funny at times, it was still amusing to watch them fail at humor.

Finally: IROH. DUDE. FUCKING ROCK. HE IS AN INSPIRATION TO US ALL. I WANT THAT WORKOUT TAPE.

Chuck

This episode seemed to be more serious than last week's, which was sillier. But I like the spy stuff, so. And hot redheads with a propensity for taking their clothes off frequently.

"Read a paper...from the 1960s." Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

How can Morgan suck so much? Why is Chuck even friends with him? He's a complete waste of space. I don't understand. He doesn't seem like the least bit of fun at all.

Chuck is becoming pretty cool as a spy dude, and also as a person. Zachary Levi rocked that last scene.

Heroes

Parkman's dad?! That was pretty much the most surprising part of the episode. There's not a whole lot more to write home about.

Oh, Sylar! On a murder spree again. Just like old times.

Cora Briggs is like Charlie II! Except instead of being a human Google, she can acquire kinetic memory. I wonder if it only works through television, or whether she can imitate any sort of physical actions if she sees them. Heeey, she could learn sign language like that. (Also, did anyone else get the impression she was a fucking ROBOT or something? Or maybe she had a pacemaker or some sort of machine inside her? The way they focused on Micah's hand rubbing on her back was weird.)

Go away, West. Just go away.

Oh, Bennet. Your family is FULL OF LIES.

What the hell is with Nathan's burnt-ass reflection again?

P.S. Confirmation that Mama Petrelli has powers.
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From:latropita
Date:October 16th, 2007 06:19 am (UTC)
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her butting into The Minute shows wanton disregard for Ned and Emerson.
Does she know about that? I couldn't remember if Ned had told her all the specifics.

Toph loves Sokka. It is truth.
Fabulous, delightful truth!

When you learn from a MEMBER OF THE WHITE LOTUS SOCIETY OOOOOOOOOHHH.
As soon as the guy pulled out a bag, I knew it was going to be a white lotus tile and I clapped my hands in excitement. More evidence that Sokka is totally going to grow up to be the Iroh of the Water Tribe (he already has the lady skills).

I WANT THAT WORKOUT TAPE.
HAND STAND PUSH UPS WTF. IROH. SURELY THERE ARE LIMITS TO YOUR PWNINATION.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 16th, 2007 06:21 am (UTC)
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Does she know about that? I couldn't remember if Ned had told her all the specifics.
She totally knows about it. I mean, Ned loudly says he's setting his watch, and Emerson calls it "his minute," so...Chuck totally knows they only have ONE DAMN MINUTE to get the information they need.

HAND STAND PUSH UPS WTF. IROH. SURELY THERE ARE LIMITS TO YOUR PWNINATION.
None! None at all!
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From:miniglik
Date:October 16th, 2007 06:19 am (UTC)
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P.S. Confirmation that Mama Petrelli has powers.


I know! What are they? She makes one side of her face fuzzy at a time?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 16th, 2007 06:22 am (UTC)
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I don't know! All this time, most of us kind of assumed she had powers, and others said, well, maybe she doesn't, since we've never seen them, but she said "WHAT WE CAN DO." WHAT CAN SHE DO????
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From:glasseseater
Date:October 16th, 2007 06:25 am (UTC)
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I like her wanton disregard for ned and emerson, as well as her own safety. she's living the way she wants to now, remember?

ahhhh I need to catch up on avatar.
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From:mcfeste
Date:October 16th, 2007 06:26 am (UTC)
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P.S. Confirmation that Mama Petrelli has powers.

Wait, what? Where?

I'll be back when I've watched Dexter. *goes*
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 16th, 2007 06:28 am (UTC)
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She said that if they kept investigating, they would find out "what we can do."
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From:the_partyman
Date:October 16th, 2007 06:55 am (UTC)
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I too am onfused by Nathan's burnt-ass refelection. Though i am glad he had a shave!

Daddy Parkman = Nightmare Man = WTFAWESOMEREVEAL!!!
From:birdsarecalling
Date:October 16th, 2007 07:11 am (UTC)
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SRSLY, between magically cleaning up that river and putting out that forest fire, Ozai's government would have to be completely incompetent not to see them coming.

Thankfully, I forget to nitpick when BLINDED BY IROH'S BADASS NEW ABS.
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From:cerulgalactus
Date:October 16th, 2007 09:34 am (UTC)
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Like I said in mine - given the 1st gen of The 13: Bob Midas' name is Robert Gray, Y/Y?
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From:cerulgalactus
Date:October 16th, 2007 09:36 am (UTC)
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Keep in mind, I post this 4 minutes before the end.
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From:idreamofpeace
Date:October 16th, 2007 09:48 am (UTC)
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Pushing Daisies: The quirk did start to bug, but it also endeared itself to me. It's complete doublethink: two conflicting opinions occupying the same mind-space. And the plot was wholly bizarre, but it was so out there I bought it. Also, the guy driving a HUMMER after the eco-friendly car? Had me in tears. Plus, Kristin Chenoweth can never sing too long in my opinion (hey, I'm a Wicked fan through and through).

Chuck: This was the first week that I actually felt really invested. Things came together. I love Zachary Levi. As for him being friends with Morgan: my theory is that they've been friends forever and he's probably a really good friend when you need him.

Heroes: I love watching this show in real time. I liked Micah's wanting to "fix" her dreams; it was sweet. I love Parkman and Suresh as daddies. And I'm SO glad to get closure that the Parkman's baby is not his.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 16th, 2007 02:36 pm (UTC)
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Oh, did he say that? Cool.

I get the PD doublethink. I sort of experienced that at times, too.
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From:sophiap
Date:October 16th, 2007 10:26 am (UTC)
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Iroh is, indeed, awesome. And I love the idea of Sokka becoming their connection to the White Lotus. One of the things I appreciated about the fight at the end is that while Sokka clearly had skills (not that he was completely lacking before), they seemed very believable based on what we've seen of him before.

I loved the Parkman reveal on Heroes. Matt is rapidly becoming one of my favorite characters. I love that he can still make such stupid decisions. He really does strike me as a truly normal person (as opposed to TV normal) person who has gotten swept up into something big and scary.
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From:inigo
Date:October 16th, 2007 10:37 am (UTC)
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Avatar: Did I miss an episode? What happened to the "We have to get there in time and ain't stoppin' for nuttin'" attitude?

It's not really important but I did make three posts in three days which is kind of unusual.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 16th, 2007 02:37 pm (UTC)
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I did notice you've been posting! About all sorts of TV, no less.

And yeah, I too was wondering where "mastering the sword" fit into Sokka's rigorous schedule.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 16th, 2007 02:39 pm (UTC)
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It was really good. I hope to post about it tonight or tomorrow.
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From:harper47
Date:October 16th, 2007 12:11 pm (UTC)
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Only commenting on Heroes but yes, I did get the impression that she might have something mechanical inside her. Because if not - why was Micah doing his mechanic mojo?

I liked the Parkman reveal though again this is just plodding along. More action, more movement, more something Heroes please.

Either West - is that the boy's name - is evil or he's just appallingly boring and unwatchable. I'm going to hope he's evil because if not what are the producers thinking? There are enough young actors out there with edge and mystery and talent that would have kept this from being so draggingly dull.
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From:shpyum
Date:October 21st, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)
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Well, Sylar is both evil AND appallingly boring and unwatchable, so. . .doesn't have to be either or.

Oh. I'm the only one who thinks that, I forgot.

I'm super-confused abt Nathan totally knowing Papa Nakamura. Like, did he not put the pieces together when he met Hiro? I don't remember exactly, but I find it hard to belive Hiro never mentioned his last name since that's how he introduces himself to everyone. I don't mind the crazy coincidence of Nathan meeting an old family friend's son in a diner in the middle of the Nevada desert (DL, Micah and Hiro meeting broke me when it came to questioning the Heroes coincidences) but him NEVER having a moment where he realized whose son Hiro is? I find far-fetched. Nathan's a smart guy.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 16th, 2007 02:40 pm (UTC)
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Heh, I've heard the Dexter books kind of suck. I don't want to read them until the show's over, though, so I can enjoy the show on its own without comparing it to the books.

Morgan is so unfunny it's...not even funny.
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From:soundingsea
Date:October 16th, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
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(Also, did anyone else get the impression she was a fucking ROBOT or something? Or maybe she had a pacemaker or some sort of machine inside her? The way they focused on Micah's hand rubbing on her back was weird.)

Yeah, that was weird. I think it was that Micah wanted to fix her dreams? Which makes no sense? Her dreams are still there, with nothing wrong with them.. she just hasn't accomplished them.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:October 16th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, what's with TV this season? It's unfortunate. Chuck was good last night, though. It's really coming into its own.

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