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September 23rd, 2008


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12:58 am - Monday Monday Monday
It's Tegan and Sara's favorite day! Or least favorite, I guess. For everyone else, it's Kill Your DVR Night. And it only gets worse next week.

The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Solidly awesome episode! I liked how the first scene was shot sort of like a Western (since...they were out in the West). I also liked how completely clueless Charley was in deciphering Sarah's seekrit code. In his defense, she was confusing as hell, and I thought she was giving him up for dead too.

I think Riley's rack is as big as Busy Philipps's belly. Daaaamn. But what is up with her? She totally did the Terminator head-tilt to Cameron! IF SHE FLIPPED HER HAIR, SHE'D OWN HER.

Cromartie doesn't like doing things the easy way. "Hm. I could walk out and shoot them all...or I could drive away and let a refrigerator cell phone tower fall on the house with them in it. Hm." Seriously, though, I totally loved that whole plan with the elaborately constructed fake bomb. Well played, Cromartie. Although he has this weird habit of leaving people alive. I mean, he could have killed Penny beforehand and sabotaged the car while Charley was crying over her body. But I guess that would have been less fun.

Poor Penny! I figured they might off her since she wasn't doing much besides Being Charley's Wife, and now there's more sexual tension! Or not, given that I'm pretty sure he'll blame Sarah.

Shirley Manson was much better in her scenes in this episode! Take that, first-day jitters. But watch out, Ellison! I wonder how much of her cover story is legitimate. Does "Catherine Weaver" have a real history with a family and dead husband or whatever?

Santa Monica Pier! I was totally there! Hee. The chase was great, although I don't quite get how John get away. Cromartie got John's coat and then...sort of let him go? Surely, he could have swum after him. And why the hell doesn't Cameron swim? The T-888s can swim, but the 'bot you send to protect yourself from them can't?? LAME, FUTURE JOHN.

Finally, thank God Cromartie found out the code. Because now they have to change it. DON'T TELL RILEY.

How I Met Your Mother

latropita: tris and i have concluded, through scientific research, that himym is 300% better than the finale
spectralbovine: Yay!!
latropita: I AM REWATCHING PARTS OF IT NOW
spectralbovine: HELL YES.
latropita: TWO MINUTES AFTER FINISHING IT
spectralbovine: And I even liked the finale.
spectralbovine: Or something.

WELCOME BACK, SHOW!! You've still got it. It started off a bit awkwardly—minus the Marshall "What are you doing?" gag, which was superhilarious—but once it hit a groove, bam.

spectralbovine: DID HE JUST KILL STELLA???
latropita: cow!
latropita: this is how i met your mother, not how i wound up in prison!

The Stella storyline was good and funny—Ted's answer to "What color are her eyes?" was awesome—but then it led to one of the best lines in the entire series, which I must now quote for everyone's enjoyment:

The only people in the universe who haven't seen Star Wars are the characters IN Star Wars, and that's 'cause they lived them, Ted: they lived the Star Wars.

It's the "the" that makes it art. As it so often is, really.

121 AWESOME MINUTES LATER: so is that the original or special edition?

And then there was a bunch of Star Wars hilarity and favorite-movies-as-a-metaphor-for-people, and I heart you, show.

Meanwhile!! Barney! In love with Robin! And doing a terrible job of it! Oh man, I wondered how they would manage to continue that and still have Barney keep his bite, and...they just went ahead and did it, and it worked, and we all laughed. Also, I love the relationship between Lily and Barney. I think this started back when she stayed at his apartment, right? She's gotten to know that side of him; none of the other gang have spent a substantial amount of time in his pad.

I think it's weird that Robin seems to be completely oblivious, given that they shared A Look in the finale. But I guess she figures that Barney didn't make a move in four months, so.

And then the end! With the bimbo! And at least the Robin stuff was true! I MISSED YOU, UNRELIABLE NARRATOR HUMOR.

spectralbovine: YAY EPISODE.
latropita: WASN'T IT FUN?
spectralbovine: YES.

The Heroes

Well, it certainly feels like an improvement over season two so far! At least you can't say nothing's happening. Because everything's happening. I think this show has stopped trying to make sense, and it's kind of awesome.

We begin with time travel hijinks! MY FAVORITE KIND OF HIJINKS.

So the answer to the great mystery of the S2 finale...is someone no one could have possibly predicted because the motivations are set up in the first few minutes of the S3 premiere. Er. Strike pass!

So how the fuck did Nathan survive? Did I miss something? Linderman is just his imaginary friend, so who really healed him? Future Peter? God? It was God, wasn't it. There's a lot of God and angel talk lately, eh?

This show really only has one plot, and it just keeps reusing it in different ways. It's always OMG THE WORLD IS GOING TO BE DESTROYED I HAVE SEEN THE FUTURE. I mean, at least they vary it up each time, but, really, they keep averting world-destroying futures! The pandimensional trash heap is getting full.

I really like the speedster chick! The effect is really cool, and she's cute. Oh, she's the cute chick from FNL! That explains it. She looks older now that she's not playing a high school student. But she's fun, and it's nice to give Hiro someone he can't easily defeat. I wonder what this magically evil formula is and where the other half is and who her boss is and, hey, it's got all the elements of a fun quest. Much better than Hiro's storyline last year. At least it didn't take him three episodes to open the safe.

And Claire! Being stalked by Sylar in her house! That was scary and well done, although...how did Sylar burn out the light bulbs? Everything else was telekinesis, but...that's just a cool effect. Anyway, it was interesting to see what Sylar actually does with his victims, which is sort of what we all suspected, although I still can't quite figure out what he did. I mean, he found Claire's power in her brain, but how did he acquire it? I guess that's part of his base power. Anyway, I hope Claire is on her way to being awesome again. This whole feeling-no-pain thing is new and could bring her back to the powers-angst of S1 as opposed to the daddy-angst of S2.

Mohinder! Oh, Mohinder. I wondered how long it would take for them to get tired of having a major character without a power (hell, with Ando powered up in the future, only Mr. Bennet hypothetically remains). The unpowered people are important, dammit! But, hey, instead, Mohinder can turn into Spider-Man. And then RE-ENACT THE FLY. HOLY SHIT YOU GUYS THEY WERE RIPPING IT OFF SCENE FOR SCENE IT WAS AMAAAAZING. NEXT WEEK HIS EAR IS GOING TO FALL OFF, AND HE WILL BEGIN VOMITING ACIDIC JUICES OVER HIS DONUTS.

Tracy! Oh, Tra—wait, who the fuck are you? Aren't you Niki/Jessica? And didn't you die? And don't you NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO FREEZE PEOPLE WTF. Someone speculated that she's the real Jessica, Niki's dead twin, and...that makes about as much sense as anything. Maybe Niki's multiple personalities all have different powers. Because that's all we need: another person with way too many powers. Although at least they've depowered Sylar...again (how did that happen? I forget). I think having lots of powers is awesome, but it ends up limiting you storywise.

Parkman! You...have found your own personal Magical Negro. Well done.

I forget what the hell Bennet was doing in Level 5. I've forgotten a lot, maybe. But Bob! Aw, Bob! And I thought Elle was vaguely joining the good guys at the end of last season. Wasn't there some sort of smile at doing good or something? Why'd she go back to the Company? Now she's got nowhere to go, though. She'll have to go find Weevil! Heeeeey, Weevil!

Weevil...who is being inhabited by Peter Petrelli somehow because Future Peter can...do that shit?? But Weevil is hanging with Marlo!! And somewhere, there is or will be Bubbles!! I saw him in the credits!

Future Peter is so much better than regular Peter.

Firestarter mom! Yay!

And...ANGELA PETRELLI IS SYLAR'S MOM WTF. WHATEVER, SHOW, YOU ARE JUST MAKING THIS SHIT UP NOW. DOES THE PETRELLI FAMILY HAVE SECRET BABIES EVERYWHERE?
Current Mood: confusedmore confused
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From:latropita
Date:September 23rd, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)
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Cromartie got John's coat and then...sort of let him go?
Didn't he sink? Because he was too heavy and metal? I figured that was the case, and then once he sank to the bottom (or whatever, a cliff) he walked out. Like PotC!

THAT'S A GOOD POINT, BEAR, LET'S TRY THAT.

DOES THE PETRELLI FAMILY HAVE SECRET BABIES EVERYWHERE?
Everyone is a Petrelli! Mohinder is a Petrelli! Those kids at the beginning of HIMYM? Petrellis.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 23rd, 2008 04:07 am (UTC)
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Didn't he sink? Because he was too heavy and metal?
I thought of that too, but I also thought it was then stupid of him to have jumped into the water in the first place.

THAT'S A GOOD POINT, BEAR, LET'S TRY THAT.
*growls*

Those kids at the beginning of HIMYM? Petrellis.
Heeeee.
From:birdsarecalling
Date:September 23rd, 2008 04:44 am (UTC)
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I think Peter healed Nathan, then used Matt's powers to fuck with his mind so that he'd find a reason not to make the big reveal. That's why he asked for forgiveness.

Evil Peter is SURPRISINGLY EFFECTIVE.

I THINK ANGELA IS JUST FUCKING WITH SYLAR AND HIS MOMMY ISSUES.
From:cerulgalactus
Date:September 23rd, 2008 07:08 am (UTC)
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I agree with your CAPSLOCK OF FLAILING!
From:sabra_n
Date:September 23rd, 2008 04:44 am (UTC)
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Oh my lord. I heard there was another Petrelli on the loose, but I couldn't believe it was actually true. I wonder what became of that crossover ficathon to make everyone in every fandom ever a Petrelli, because really, how much comedy gold can you mine from that?
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From:vaspider
Date:September 23rd, 2008 05:56 am (UTC)
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We were watching Heroes last night and when the ice queen scene went down, my husband intoned, a la Darth Vader, "Sister. So you have a twin sister..."

I lost it.
From:cerulgalactus
Date:September 23rd, 2008 07:09 am (UTC)
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Hi, my name is Shane Petrelli, and I am a mutant.
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From:vaspider
Date:September 23rd, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
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It's because right now she isn't so much a character as a blurry smirk with boobs.

At least, that's why she annoys the piss out of me.
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From:harper47
Date:September 23rd, 2008 10:53 am (UTC)
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I could only read your Mother comments since I haven't seen TCC or Heroes yet and you're right - the Star Wars stuff was made of awesome. I think I was too tired when I watched it (around midnight as I couldn't go to bed without seeing Mother damn it)and I was a little crabby about parts of it.

But I do love what they did. I just want more and why do we have to wait a week for more anyway. Hee.

(backing out with eyes closed so as not to see the Heroes stuff)
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From:gymble
Date:September 23rd, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
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Cromartie got John's coat and then...sort of let him go? Surely, he could have swum after him.
That was the best part! Terminators can't swim! To overcome that kind of density issue would require too much power. Yay, physics!

I'm ignoring the rest of your post, because I'm not caught up yet. Stupid networks putting everything on Mondays.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 23rd, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC)
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That was the best part! Terminators can't swim! To overcome that kind of density issue would require too much power. Yay, physics!
Hee. Like I said above, I thought that might be the case, but then: DON'T JUMP IN THE WATER, STUPID.

(Also, John's response to Cameron makes more sense now. He knew she didn't swim because Cromartie didn't, not because she was just standing there looking at him.)

I'm ignoring the rest of your post, because I'm not caught up yet. Stupid networks putting everything on Mondays.
Heh. Come back when you do! This is our primary method of communication these days!
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From:roxybisquaint
Date:September 23rd, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
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Obviously Cromartie didn't know he couldn't swim. I guess Cameron's a little smarter in that regard.

As for sexual tension between Sarah and Charley, I think there will be less now. I have no doubt he'll blame her to some extent or at least be angry at how cold she was. Even though it would have made perfect sense to leave Charley and Michelle there, Charley seemed horrified when Sarah suggested that. I'm thinking he doesn't love this Sarah Connor person as much as he loved Sarah Reese.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 23rd, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC)
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Obviously Cromartie didn't know he couldn't swim. I guess Cameron's a little smarter in that regard.
Yet he's smart enough to read up on mousetraps on Wikipedia and devise a cunning plan to strand Sarah Connor out in the middle of nowhere so he can kill John?

Even though it would have made perfect sense to leave Charley and Michelle there, Charley seemed horrified when Sarah suggested that.
They really should have left her there. She might have made it.

I'm thinking he doesn't love this Sarah Connor person as much as he loved Sarah Reese.
Very good way of putting it.
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From:soundingsea
Date:September 23rd, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
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Someone pointed out to me that Cromartie might not have cared that he couldn't swim, because he was sooo close to killing John. If he'd managed to hold onto John, he would have succeeded.

Finally, thank God Cromartie found out the code. Because now they have to change it. DON'T TELL RILEY.

NO DOUBT.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 23rd, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
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Someone pointed out to me that Cromartie might not have cared that he couldn't swim, because he was sooo close to killing John. If he'd managed to hold onto John, he would have succeeded.
Whoa. That's a really good point, actually. All he would have had to do is sink them both, and mission accomplished.

NO DOUBT.
He's going to tell her anyway. Le sigh.
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From:soleta_nf
Date:September 23rd, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
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There's a lot of God and angel talk lately, eh?

Yes. It reminds me of the election. :S

Mohinder! Oh, Mohinder.

My thoughts exactly.

hell, with Ando powered up in the future, only Mr. Bennet hypothetically remains

And he has the power of AWESOME.

I don't know what to think about the Niki/Jessica/Tracy thing. Except that it was refreshing that she was just BAD and had a clear cut characterization rather than the emo whiny moping back and forth.

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MARLO!!!!!!!!!!!! I love how actors from The Wire keep showing up everywhere. That's the only way I got through the pilot of 90210. Yay The Wire!!!

And...ANGELA PETRELLI IS SYLAR'S MOM WTF. WHATEVER, SHOW, YOU ARE JUST MAKING THIS SHIT UP NOW. DOES THE PETRELLI FAMILY HAVE SECRET BABIES EVERYWHERE?

Agreed agreed agreed! This is just silly. Sheesh. Though, now that Sylar and the Petrellis are related, maybe people will finally start 'shipping them. ;)
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 23rd, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC)
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Except that it was refreshing that she was just BAD and had a clear cut characterization rather than the emo whiny moping back and forth.
I'm not sure how BAD she really is. She didn't even seem to realize she had freezy powers, and she also seemed sort of genuinely WTF at everyone confusing her with Niki. But I guess generally, she does have the ol' BAD going for her. I didn't have issues with Niki/Jessica like others did, though.

MARLO!!!!!!!!!!!! I love how actors from The Wire keep showing up everywhere.
That's because they rock and could walk in and nail an audition any day of the week. I hated Marlo the character, but the actor was great—or else I wouldn't have hated him the right way! And I can't wait to see Bubbles with his superjunkie powers!
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From:sterope
Date:September 23rd, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
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I think this show has stopped trying to make sense, and it's kind of awesome.

I completely agree. I have no idea what's going on anymore, and yet I keep watching.
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From:foresthouse
Date:September 23rd, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
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I finally saw a bit of The Sara Conner Chronicles, and now I kinda want to see it again. If only because I have a girlcrush on Summer Glau as Sort Of Not All There Character. Left over from Firefly, naturally. *g*

Dave loves HIMYM, and after seeing it with him last night, I have to go and borrow all his seasons and start watching it. AWESOME. I loved Barney wibbling over Robin.

Still haven't seen Heroes.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 23rd, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
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Yay!

Yay!

Hee.
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From:thetheatremouse
Date:September 23rd, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
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See, it was extra funny in my house because 2 minutes before HIMYM started my TV-watching companions wondered aloud how Stella would make her exit, and then I said, "she's gonna die" and then peanuts, and I had my Ah-hah moment of triumph. Momentarily.

I stopped watching Heroes after the first hour because I got bored, but I'm glad I read your commentary instead.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:September 24th, 2008 11:10 am (UTC)
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I'm pretty sure the formula that they're trying to hide is the same one that Mohinder has discovered - the key to giving anyone a super power.
Well, er, hiding that formula sure proved useless, eh? GOOD JOB, MAYA AND MOHINDER.

My speculation is that Sylar is Kaito's... Angela did say she slept with him a long time ago.
Ooh.

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