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November 26th, 2007


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Dexter

hobviously: OMG COW
spectralbovine: I KNOW.
spectralbovine: SURPRISE, MUTHAFUCKA.
hobviously: THEY HAVE TO REACH AN ACCORD
hobviously: OTHERWISE LIFE IS SAD
spectralbovine: LIKE A HONDA?
hobviously: SURE
spectralbovine: HOW THE FUCK IS HE GOING TO EXPLAIN THE BULLET IN HIS LEG???
hobviously: HOW IS... ANYTHING???
spectralbovine: I KNOW.
spectralbovine: HE CAN'T KILL DOAKES.
spectralbovine: BUT HE CAN'T NOT KILL DOAKES.
hobviously: DITTO LILA
spectralbovine: LILA IS WEIRD BECAUSE SHE DOESN'T ACTUALLY KNOW.
spectralbovine: SHE'S JUST...TROUBLE, IN GENERAL.
hobviously: OH SHOW
hobviously: ILU THIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIS MUCH
spectralbovine: I AM SO GLAD DEXTER IS BACK TO HIMSELF TOO.
spectralbovine: CODE OF HARRY FTW?
hobviously: APPARENTLY??

Everyone was blah blah calling that Doakes was going to be framed as the Bay Harbor Butcher, and GOOD CALL GUYS I GUESS, but I don't think anyone expected it go down quite like this, which is why this show rocks. Even when the inevitable happens, like Doakes finally discovering definitively that Dexter's a killer, it's still surprising and tense as shit. I didn't even say "Fuck" a million times; I was just completely enthralled and tense and waiting to see how it would go down. I sat up.

But even before all that, holy Jesus fuck was I scared for Dexter. I completely fell for the fake-out, even though I couldn't see where the hell they would go with Dexter actually being caught, like, by the fucking F.B.I. But they were tailing him! And Lundy was all YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW to Deb! And Jesus motherfucking Christ, I was so glad Dexter didn't accidentally give himself away when confronted with the slides because he truly did believe they knew, and it would have been SO EASY to accidentally incriminate himself even though by that time I had realized that they had called him in because of the blood.

ALSO SERIOUSLY THEY FIND BLOOD SLIDES AS TROPHIES AND THEY DON'T SUSPECT THE FUCKING BLOOD GUY??

And Lila! Causing trouble! Stay away from Angel!! God, I actually liked her in the beginning when everyone else just seemed to hate her on principle, but as of the moment we learned that she was shitballs crazy and manipulative, I've haaaaaaaaaaated her, and if she fucks over Angel, well, that's all the more reason to hate her. I don't care if she's hot and has an accent! I can look past that! I...honestly kind of detest her. It's probably a testament to how much I love and am protective of Dexter that I loathe her so much now. (Besides, she made Dexter close to unlikable for a while, and you just don't do that.)

So what the hell happens now?? I was so afraid Dexter had accidentally killed Doakes in the water, and now he's locked him in a cage, and...how are they going to team up and bond over their shared love of vigilante justice? How the hell is this season going to end? What the crap is going to happen next season? How did they manage to give every single character some interesting developments over the course of the season, even Masuka?

OH SHOW. YOU DO EVERYTHING BETTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE.

Chuck

I love this show so hard.

I'm really glad the promos weren't indicative of the episode, because those were some misleading-ass promos, as they appeared to take EVERY SINGLE BRYCE SCENE OUT OF CONTEXT, making it look like he was some crazy psycho out to get Chuck, which MADE NO SENSE. But, whew, he's still a good friend, and...he wasn't even rogue?! The Fulcrum shit is kind of weird and crazy, but I will go with it, Son of Alias!

I say this as a heterosexual male: Bryce Larkin is really hot.

This show is educational!

I really love how fucking clever the writing on this show is, how they hide setups to important plot points in earlier jokes. The amusing Klingon test comes in handy at the end, and the terribly amusing Pineapple Situation conversation suddenly becomes awesome when Chuck saves everyone's ass with NOT MORE THAN ONE WORD.

And the ending! I don't care how on-the-nose it is, having to choose which phone to answer even with the song on the soundtrack saying that Chuck will love you more than he does or whatever. CHOOSE CHUCK, SARAH!!

OH SHOW. I AM SO HAPPY YOU HAVE BEEN PICKED UP FOR A FULL SEASON.

Heroes

Wait wait wait. So Noah didn't die? Then why the glazed-eye effect? Oh, whatever. It's better this way anyway. Bringing people back from the dead opens too many doors.

Oh, MOHINDER. You fucking idiot. Has it ever occurred to you that Bennet's paranoia is REAL? Like, has the dude ever been wrong about the Company? HE ONLY FUCKING WORKED THERE FOR YEARS. And I swear to God, if Mohinder's quest to destroy the viruses ends up releasing 138, I...will punch that motherfucker in the face. AND THEN DIE ALONG WITH 93% OF THE HUMAN POPULATION.

I really like Niki when she's Micah. They're adorable together. She missed him every nanosecond!! Awww.

I don't fucking understand Maya at all. What the hell did Sylar do? Tell her to try to stop it? OH. THAT'S WHY IT DIDN'T WORK BEFORE? SHE JUST WASN'T TRYING HARD ENOUGH?! Also, is she COMPLETELY BRAINDEAD not to notice Sylar's tone on the phone to Mohinder? Like, is she completely immune to subtext? Why is she standing there SMILING LIKE A SCHOOLGIRL? Also, if this virus is going to kill everyone anyway, WHAT IS HER PURPOSE? Sylar isn't even feasting on brains these days, and, seriously, if her ONLY PURPOSE is to give Sylar her power...did we seriously have to watch their entire storyline?

Oh, also, Peter! This is just getting pathetic. You seriously won't listen to Mr. "Save the Cheerleader, Save the World"? (Side note: Ando said EXACTLY WHAT I WAS THINKING when Hiro left!! "Why is saving the world always your responsibility?" Ahahahaha.) ALSO. I DON'T THINK YOU UNDERSTAND TEMPORAL MECHANICS. JESUS CHRIST. IF YOU DESTROY THE VIRUS, CAITLIN FUCKING CEASES TO EXIST, YOU FOOL, AS THAT FUTURE WILL DISAPPEAR.

Elle and Bob are like this dark, twisted version of Veronica and Keith! Also, I completely feel her pain having to deal with a stupid sling! And she's got it on her good arm!

Let's hope for some crazy awesome payoffs next week!

OH SHOW. YOU ALWAYS SPOIL TOO FUCKING MUCH IN YOUR GODDAMN PROMOS.
Current Mood: worriedworried
Current Music: Filter - It's Over

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From:wee_warrior
Date:November 27th, 2007 07:41 am (UTC)
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OH SHOW. I AM SO HAPPY YOU HAVE BEEN PICKED UP FOR A FULL SEASON.

Dude! And Life too! LIFE WILL GO ON! Ahem.

Can't comment on Heroes, since I haven't watched it yet, but I read your first sentence and WTF, Bennet wasn't dead? That looked very much like pining for the fjords to me. But given that Mohinder is a geneticist, maybe he can't tell the difference?
From:wee_warrior
Date:November 27th, 2007 07:53 am (UTC)
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Also, I am a moron, since I skipped your Dexter entry, too, even though I already watched that. *facepalm* I really have no words for this show, it's so awesome. And yes, if Lila screws with Angel she has to die.
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From:idreamofpeace
Date:November 27th, 2007 08:08 am (UTC)
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I am loving Chuck more and more each week. I started out kind of meh about it and now I love it soooo much. The link is funny because I totally dropped Bionic Woman a couple weeks back. Oh, Zachary Levi, how I do love you.

ITA about Sylar's tone of voice. I felt like I was watching a telenovela for awhile because it was all so over the top. I really don't like that storyline. I also really don't like Milo V's acting. He grates.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:November 27th, 2007 08:16 am (UTC)
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ITA about Sylar's tone of voice. I felt like I was watching a telenovela for awhile because it was all so over the top.
Like, I get that she may not understand English all that well, but dude was CREE-PAY. Clearly menacing, in any language. And she's just standing there grinning like an idiot (and who the FUCK was babysitting Molly that she just left her there with a couple of strangers??).
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From:alliterator
Date:November 27th, 2007 08:41 am (UTC)
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I think the only way Heroes makes sense is if everyone except Mr. Bennet just became really, really dumb. I don't know why Peter wasn't all, "Wait, hold on a second, he killed your father? Perhaps we better talk about this whole thing. I mean, I only met this guy last week, so maybe I shouldn't trust whatever he says." And Hiro should have been all, "Peter, dude! It's me! Have I ever lied to you? That dude totally killed my father and wants to release a virus!"

And then Mr. Bennet could come back and Claire and Elle could have a face-off and Sylar could kill Maya and the Haitian could erase our memories of that whole storyline, which doesn't even matter because stupid Alejandro is dead and what was the whole point?

Chuck, on the other hand, was awesome.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:November 27th, 2007 08:50 am (UTC)
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I don't know why Peter wasn't all, "Wait, hold on a second, he killed your father? Perhaps we better talk about this whole thing.
I know! Did he MISS the part where Adam HAS BEEN KILLING PEOPLE? Did he MISS the part where Adam clearly let Victoria go IN ORDER TO "KILL HER IN SELF-DEFENSE"?? Does he just not think? And he just believes everything Adam says without giving the slightest THOUGHT to what other people say? It's maddening.

And Hiro should have been all, "Peter, dude! It's me! Have I ever lied to you? That dude totally killed my father and wants to release a virus!"
"Remember that part where I already helped save the world once? Maybe I'm worthy of your trust? A LITTLE??"

which doesn't even matter because stupid Alejandro is dead and what was the whole point?
OMG SERIOUSLY. ALEJANDRO WAS JUST THERE TO DIE WTF.
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From:miniglik
Date:November 27th, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)
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I'm still two eps behind on Dexter. I was just too tired the last two nights to watch both eps. I will flail with you over it soon, I'm sure.

And Heroes just isn't appealing to me again, and you're not exactly giving it a ringing endorsement here. Let me know when there's a really good episode again. This week I'm pretty sure I won't watch, if it's back to everyone but Mr. Bennet being fucking morons.

Chuck on the other hand? HEE! I loved the snarky bad guy "oh no, please don't shoot the random guy I don't know." I totally knew Pineapple would be relevant later (although I thought it would be in a "Morgan is annoying" way and not in a "cleverly save everyone's lives" way, which was pretty neat), but didn't anticipate the Klingon making a reappearance in the episode. And how funny was JayneCasey carrying Chuck out of danger?

I definitely need some Chuck icons. All I have of either Chuck or Heroes is this one icon. That's kind of sad.


Edited at 2007-11-27 02:14 pm (UTC)
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From:daynr
Date:November 27th, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
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Everyone is absolutely being a moron on Heroes, which is why half the time the show bores me. Plus the characters NO ONE cares about. Why couldn't Sylar stay dead?

They just so clearly make people behave DUMB to drag out the storyline. It's like superhero soaps. JUST BE QUICK AND EFFICIENT like VM was.
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From:afrocurl
Date:November 27th, 2007 02:24 pm (UTC)
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Chuck just makes me happy each week. I think you hit on the parts that I liked so much this week.

It impresses me more that Josh Shwartz is able to do this after not being about the set-up in The OC.
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From:tamarai
Date:November 27th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
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OH SHOW. YOU ALWAYS SPOIL TOO FUCKING MUCH IN YOUR GODDAMN PROMOS.

Yeah, that really ticked off Chris. He reminded me that he never wants to watch a single promo of a television show EVER again. It was a tense moment at chez nous.

LOVE Chuck, so so much. Yay pickup! Now we can hope for a quick resolution to the strike...
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From:spectralbovine
Date:November 27th, 2007 04:37 pm (UTC)
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I know they do this shit, and yet I still watch them anyway because they're so DRAMATIC and EXCITING they usually make me excited for the next episode.
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From:missquita
Date:November 27th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
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When Sylar stroked Maya's head, oh, one of those times, I hee-d! when he only used his forefinger. Braineating!

Maybe she doesn't hear subtext in English?

I liked Claire, especially Claire and Elle together. Was hoping Elle would go electric after spilling the soda on herself. Also liked West -- the "cocky 16-year-old boy trying to act aloof to impress a girl" act is fading.

I just don't watch the promos anymore!
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From:gymble
Date:November 27th, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
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Bryce Larkin is really hot.
Oh yes. Yes, yes he is.

I'm starting to want to watch all of Chuck instead of half of Chuck, but it conflicts with HIMYM! Dammit. So I'm watching the halves in reverse order.

The Klingon and Pineapple stuff was awesome.

I DON'T THINK YOU UNDERSTAND TEMPORAL MECHANICS.
No one understands temporal mechanics. It doesn't work. Ever. But, yeah, your point still stands about Caitlin disappearing. Although, for all I know, she'll pop back into the new future, or get tossed back in time, or ... who the hell knows.

Everyone on Heroes has been hit with the stupid stick. And the gullible stick. I call it Mohinderitis.

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From:spectralbovine
Date:November 27th, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
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I'm starting to want to watch all of Chuck instead of half of Chuck, but it conflicts with HIMYM! Dammit. So I'm watching the halves in reverse order.
Hee. Aw. It's so great!

The Klingon and Pineapple stuff was awesome.
I was just thinking this morning that, oh yeah, I remember what clever writing was like! Oh, VM. I miss you.

But, yeah, your point still stands about Caitlin disappearing. Although, for all I know, she'll pop back into the new future, or get tossed back in time, or ... who the hell knows.
I don't know what he expects to happen. Like, suddenly, her future magically changes to healthy ALL AROUND HER?

Hey, are you interested in Avatar night on Friday?
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From:soundingsea
Date:November 27th, 2007 08:32 pm (UTC)
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So Noah didn't die?

Huh? It sure as hell looked like he did.

THAT'S WHY IT DIDN'T WORK BEFORE? SHE JUST WASN'T TRYING HARD ENOUGH?!

*shrugs* One down. ONE TO GO.

IF YOU DESTROY THE VIRUS, CAITLIN FUCKING CEASES TO EXIST, YOU FOOL, AS THAT FUTURE WILL DISAPPEAR.

And there will be much rejoicing. Hee!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:November 27th, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC)
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Huh? It sure as hell looked like he did.
Mohinder said he would have died were it not for Claire's blood.
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From:maka2000
Date:November 27th, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC)
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*Dexter solidarity*

And I swear to God, if Mohinder's quest to destroy the viruses ends up releasing 138, I...will punch that motherfucker in the face. AND THEN DIE ALONG WITH 93% OF THE HUMAN POPULATION.

I concur! I've really grown to hate Mohinder. He just, consistently, comes off like a dumbass to me and makes me want to pummel him. I can't wait for Bennet to lay a beat down on the man.

Actually, I kind of wanted to pummel nearly everyone on the show lastnight. Except Sandra Bennet. She rules.

IF YOU DESTROY THE VIRUS, CAITLIN FUCKING CEASES TO EXIST, YOU FOOL, AS THAT FUTURE WILL DISAPPEAR.

That's what I was thinking! Like, that future won't happen and then what?! Maybe he's thinking she'll just reappear in her bar or something since she won't have that future to be in? I don't fucking know. This show is stupid. (I think Dexter has ruined me. *flails*)

Maya is just LAZY.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:November 27th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
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He just, consistently, comes off like a dumbass to me and makes me want to pummel him. I can't wait for Bennet to lay a beat down on the man.
I loved Jack Coleman's delivery of "YOU SON OF A BITCH!"

Maybe he's thinking she'll just reappear in her bar or something since she won't have that future to be in?
Ha ha ha ha. Yeah, that must be it. As the future is ceasing to exist, it notices someone who Doesn't Belong, and it very kindly drops her back into the right year, in the right place. Good work, Peter.
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From:boundaid
Date:November 28th, 2007 12:19 am (UTC)
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On Heroes, I think you are slacking. Big time. This show really is trying hard to make up for the lackluster season one finale. Claire has been into just some ploy to get more teenage voters. Seriously, Hayden IS SO much better than doing "The OC" sloppy second plotlines. She is still 18 and playing 17. We have to wait till she is 30, so she can play 20's (Milo, Kristen Bell...)

And Elle. Kristen Bell may be the lead of one of my ALL time favorite shows BUT, she is giving nothing to this role. She is playing bitchy, but I don't feel the least bit sympathetic for her, when she was supposed to make us feel for her, her FIRST episode with the whole Daddy issues.
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From:sabra_n
Date:November 28th, 2007 01:32 am (UTC)
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and, seriously, if her ONLY PURPOSE is to give Sylar her power...did we seriously have to watch their entire storyline?

OH. IS THAT A FEMALE CHARACTER WHO ONLY EXISTS IN ORDER TO BE SLAUGHTERED AND EMPOWER A MALE CHARACTER? WHAT A SHOCK.

Yeah, it's not really funny anymore, Heroes, if it ever was.

-blue
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From:catatonia00
Date:November 28th, 2007 05:31 am (UTC)
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...while they've gone down the paths, they're wearing different shoes...

So true. The way you describe S2 Dexter as seemingly predictable yet totally surprising in the way they make you feel is just pure GOLD. I love that they're able to bend our minds and astound us in such believably natural ways. Most shows tend to come off too contrived or obvious with certain plotlines, but I hardly ever get the impression from Dexter. Dude, I'm all of the above with you on Dexter. Except, I don't necessarily loathe Lila. She's been a pretty awesome addition this season. OH SHOW, IT'LL BE SO DARN HARD TO SEE YOU GO ON AFTER 3 MORE EPISODES. PLEASE DON'T LET IT BE ON INDEFINITE HIATUS.

Heroes on the other hand, was such a lackluster and major disappointment. Did everyone get hit with a dumb-dumb stick or what? The lines stank. The people kinda sucked. And it's quite pathetic when I only get the giggles out of KB's scenes and Mohinder exclaiming that any Joe Schmoe with better know-how than him can work undercover in TC that easily. Dude, way to sell yourself, right?

Among a bazillion things... why couldn't Peter just ask Hiro to help him travel to the future and rescue Kaitlin, if that's really the only noble thing he's after? How in the world does he think obtaining the Strain 138 would help Kaitlin out of her current jam? I wish I had John Nash's beautiful mind to help me compute all the outrageous things being staged on this show. Oh well, whatever whatever. It's still sort of entertaining and better than nothing, so it's not like I'm on the brink of dumping the show.

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