the_other_sandy: Black and white TV (TV)
I haven't posted anything in 2 1/2 weeks? Must be the heat and the utterly ridiculous humidity getting me down. Summer TV isn't helping.

The state of my summer TV watching:

Lie to Me -- I gave up. I really liked the sciencey bits in the first season, but this season Lightman just cocks his head to one side like a bewildered golden retriever and announces the subject is lying. ::cocks head like a golden retriever:: Nope, not so much with the interested.

Persons Unknown -- I gave up on this one too. I liked it at first for how much it reminded me of The Village on The Prisoner, but the big difference between The Prisoner and Persons Unknown is that The Prisoner focused on the tribulations of one person, not an ensemble. I eventually realized that I loved the town but hated all the people in it and didn't care what happened to them, so I quit watching.

Eureka -- Go on, you'll never guess. Yeah, I gave up on this one too. I've seen a lot of people post that they think this is Eureka's best season ever, but it's boring me to death. And if they reset the timeline like they did after Henry brought Kim back, then none of this season will have happened anyway, which makes me feel like I'm wasting my time watching it. So I'm not.

Haven -- I didn't think I would like this one, but I do. It's a nice throwback to The X-Files, and I like the characters and the town. I'm also dying to find out what happened between Nathan and Duke. I get the feeling that they used to be good friends once, and that whatever ended that friendship is more on Nathan's side. If Nathan ever gets over whatever his issue is, I think Duke would take him back as a friend in a hot second.

Top Shot -- My guilty pleasure reality show. The challenges are really creative and fun, although I could do without the Drama. The host is kind of annoying too. Sadly, my favorite contestant was bounced last week, but there's only one episode left.

Rubicon -- The jury's still out on this one. There's a nice atmosphere of paranoia and suspense, but not much is actually happening. I'm not really feeling anything for the characters yet, but every time I think about giving up on the show, the plot shows up and does something interesting. I don't know if I'll make it 'til the end of the season, but I'm hanging in there so far.

I can't wait for the next round of Ninja Warrior on Saturday.
the_other_sandy: Black and white TV (TV)
That's the first time since Stargate Atlantis got canceled.

Eureka spoilers )

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the_other_sandy: Black and white TV (TV)
I don't know what it is about the move to Fridays that put me off, but I'm just not getting into Eureka this year. The show itself hasn't gotten worse from the couple of eps that I've seen (although I do think it's been missing a certain spark from the lack of Stark/Carter sniping), but it just doesn't feel like a Friday show to me.

Yeah, I know, I can watch it any day I want on Hulu. In a way, that's also part of the problem. Knowing I can watch it whenever I want usually leads to me deciding to watch it "later." That's the kind of thinking that resulted in huge piles of DVDs I bought and VHS tapes of things I recorded but never got around to watching because, hey, they're not goin' anywhere.

::sigh::

I would procrastinate if I ever got around to it.
the_other_sandy: Black and white TV (TV)
For the last year or so, I've been reviewing Eureka for Sci Fi Chicks. Sadly, after losing two-thirds of our staff to assorted real life issues, we decided to let the site go dormant. Meanwhile, I'll be carrying on with my reaction posts here like I always have.

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the_other_sandy: Black and white TV (TV)
I'm behind on my TV watching. This week's Torchwood mini-series isn't going to help me catch up either.

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the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Eureka)
Did the commercials say "mid-season" finale? Will there be more Eureka before next summer? I thought that hadn't been decided yet.

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the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Eureka)
I hardly know where to start; this was such a busy ep.

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the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Eureka)
This episode was like a breath of fresh air after Fringe.

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the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Eureka)
Apparently, Eureka isn't complete unless it has a character that annoys the crap out of me.

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the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Eureka)
Well, crap. I want a do-over, too.

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the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Eureka)
My favorite episodes of Eureka are the ones where a whole bunch of seemingly unrelated things come together to form a cohesive whole.

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the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Eureka)
More Jack and Henry, please. I missed you guys.

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the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Eureka)
I like having TV series that run in the summer when all of the networks are in reruns, but one of the bad things about it is that the gap between seasons is so huge that it's hard to remember where the show left off. Fortunately, Eureka does a pretty good job of reintroducing the series every year.

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the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Eureka)
"I swear to God, if this thing turns into a zombie attack, I am quitting."

Actually, I would've enjoyed a zombie attack.

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the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Eureka)
Okay, writers, you have one episode left this season to wrap up your storylines. If there is any magic wand waving or infodump, I will be very disappointed in you.

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the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Eureka)
A lot of very diverse plot points that dovetailed nicely in the end.

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the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Eureka)
Unfortunately, this was another one of those eps where I figured out who the problem child was going to be in the first 5 minutes, then had to wait for the rest of the characters to catch on. It was a long wait.

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the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Eureka)
Yay! Another good ep. Humor that was actually funny, romance, and invisibility. What more could a fangirl ask for? Okay, maybe cute guys, but they were all snapped up by Heroes, Supernatural, and Stargate Atlantis. Maybe they could have Callum Keith Rennie guest star. He's been in everything else that shoots in Vancouver.

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And now I have to go back to studying Spanish. I have my first big test tomorrow. Wish me luck.
the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Eureka)
After a couple of nice eps that I really enjoyed, it was a return to the juvenile humor I don't. Still, the ep wasn't a total loss--the last 15 minutes were good. 8-)

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the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Eureka)
I really liked this ep. It had a nice human story, the science fiction fit in neatly, and all the characters were in character without going over the top into caricature in the name of humor.

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