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Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote2010-09-27 12:06 am

some things I have watched

Merlin 3x03

Huh. That actually wasn't nearly so bad as I was expecting - considering my expectations were rock bottom, that's not actually saying all that much. But Gwen had lines and was involved in the plot! I liked Merlin again! Some of it was actually funny! Morgana's reaction to Merlin's arrest was PRICELESS and AMAZING. So some good moments and not much that made me frustrated. And pretty Gwen was pretty.

In conclusion:



(via tumblr)

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White Collar through 2x09

eeee, this show is totally my happy place. Some points in no particular order:

+ Peter/El/Neal remains the most awesome of ships, even though I am sad that we couldn't have more El in this part of the season.

+ I have the most ridiculous, high school crush on Neal Caffrey, I do not even know, I want to draw little hearts around him in my notebook.

+ DIANA IS THE BEST EVER, OMG. I am still all !!! at the fact we are even allowed to have her, eeee. I hope we get to see her mysterious girlfriend sometime, but until then I'll be busy crossover shipping her with like, everyone ever.

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Undercovers 1x01

OMG I ENJOYED THE HECK OUT OF THIS. Gugu Mbatha-Raw is AMAAAZING omg I love her. She can sexpionage me any time. (And hi Tish hi!) Everyone was delightful, really, and I love the slightly tongue in cheek tone and all the international spying shenanigans. I totally, totally recommend giving it a try, and man, it is so so refreshing to watch a show where the white guys are the supporting characters. (And delightful supporting characters they are too!)

More please. :D

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Fringe through 1x06

OKAY FINE, EVERYONE IN THE WORLD, I CAVED. Pluses: Olivia Dunham is the BEST EVER OMG I CAN'T EVEN. Anna Torv is just mesmerising, I don't think I've been quite so drawn in by someone's inner emotional landscape since Mary McDonnell in BSG. Her face! So many feelings! I tentatively like Peter, Broyles is awesome, and the show NEEDS MOAR ASTRID ALREADY, she is adorable. Walter is well-drawn but not always easy to watch. And I ADORE Nina, oh wow she is fabulous AND SHE HAS A ROBOT HAND. You guys know my feelings about robot hands. :D

But okay, THIS SHOW IS REALLY GROSS ALSO. D: I was complaining about this to [personal profile] were_duck earlier, and also about the amount of icky, skeevy medical experimentation which wigs me out no end, and she tells me it doesn't get any better. :/ I will struggle onwards, because most of the episodes are great! Just occasionally I start making grossed-out noises and covering the screen with my hands. And sometime I will remember that this is not a show I can watch with my lunch.

Also, 1x02, what even was that with all OH HEY LET'S MUTILATE SOME HOT CHICKS FOR A WHOLE EPISODE. Do Not Want.
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[personal profile] gorgeousnerd 2010-09-27 12:07 am (UTC)(link)
Merlin: I agree, my expectations were so low that I was very pleasantly surprised by the episode! Of course, a big part of that might've been because I was drooling over Gwen the vast majority of the time, but whatever works!

Undercovers: I've been on the fence about whether or not I wanted to give this a try, but you sold me with the word "sexpionage". I'll do that in the next couple days!

Fringe: OMG YOU'RE WATCHING FRINGE? Yaaaaaaaay. And if you're only through 1x06, I only really got into the show in the second half of season one, so there's more interesting to come. And Olivia is my favorite! With Astrid being a close second, but only because she needs to do more!
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[personal profile] musesfool 2010-09-27 12:33 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I would have recommended skipping the second episode of Fringe, but that's almost the only time that happens - it doesn't really go back to the serial killer-stalks-hot-women place, and Olivia is never less than awesome.
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[personal profile] st_aurafina 2010-09-27 02:22 am (UTC)(link)
I was so happy with Undercovers - everyone got to be smart, there was chemistry like whoa, and the character with the man-crush on Steve Bloom didn't have to go "I love you but I'm not gay or anything. Hurr." It was really good fun.

Seconding what others are saying about Fringe: the second half of S1 is just one great exponential curve of increasing awesomeness. It gets better and better and better. And S2 is amazing.
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[personal profile] wanderlight 2010-09-27 03:49 am (UTC)(link)
I really just want to snuggle Undercovers. ♥

(Also, I have been meaning to ask this for some time! I kind of want to pick up a show about con-people, or whatever, and I know that you've seen both White Collar and Leverage -- how would you say they compare? What's different about them? Which one do you think I might like more?)
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[personal profile] wanderlight 2010-10-03 09:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I AM SO TEMPTED!

I have less than no time right now, and am already behind in classes, but I kind of want to pick up either White Collar or Fringe? I don't know, I need a Show in my life to replace the void that appeared when I finally gave up on Supernatural this season. And possibly Merlin? I miss it already, but I'm not sure how much more heartbreak I can stand!

♥!
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[personal profile] rheanna 2010-09-27 07:18 am (UTC)(link)
Yay Fringe! The first half of season 1 is a bit uneven, but it starts getting steadily more consistent and better as it goes along and stays on an upward curve right to the end of season 2 (and I hear good reports of the season 3 opener). It does stay icky in terms of some of the stuff they show on-screen (I've done a fair bit of covering my eyes while watching), but Olivia remains awesome and eventually they figure out they need more Astrid. I very much like what they do with Walter: the show treats his condition sympathetically while not losing sight of the fact he's responsible for some truly reprehensible things.

Oh, and -- if you're not spoiled for the mytharc, it's really worthwhile trying to stay that way as you watch. There are a couple of absolutely terrific plot twists which are all the better if you don't know about them in advance.

In conclusion: ROBOT ARM.