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19 November 2007 @ 10:22 pm
I'm a bit abashed by the amount of television* I've been watching of late.

~The Sarah Jane Adventures: sure, they're geared toward a younger audience, but Sarah Jane Smith is a million kinds of awesome. I've mentioned the boots. Also, the kids are terrific, the scripts are fun, and I'm crushing on Maria's dad. Who is dead cute.

~Robin Hood: the newer series on BBC, that is. I've talked about this a bit before. Still hate the costumes, still think the scripts are sort of 'meh,' but the actors are - for the most part - delightful. Richard Armitage's Guy of Gisbourne, however, is bone-meltingly sexy, in no small part because of his voice. yum.

~Reaper: not brilliant, but pretty solid. Appealing cast (mostly) and yay! Delores Herbig as a DMV demon! woo!

~Project Runway: stupid fecking Bravo. I do NOT like reality shows - except for when Bravo does them. Well, when Bravo does them and they focus on fashion or food. Interior design? Not so much, though that did produce the worst elimination line ever: "See you later, decorator." Anyway, the new season of PR has started. Tim Gunn is there. That's pretty much all I care about.

~Dinner: Impossible!: Robert Irvine is made of win. He's probably a right tool in real life, but I'm not ever going to meet him, am I? So who cares? Fun show. I always get ridiculously caught up. "Oh, there is no way he can possibly do this! Not this time. NO WAY!" He inevitably rises to the challenge and I heave a sigh of relief and say, "oooo! that looks amazing!" about pretty much every single dish.

~Heroes: this has been a lackluster season, but it's had its moments. And tonight - oh, it was a bad five or six minutes for this HRG-loving gal (even if I did figure out pretty quickly how they could - and did - make things right). Also, Matt Parkman wants a good smack. And I miss Claude.

~Chuck: My favourite new show of the season. Fun, smart scripts with gaping plot holes I'm willing to overlook since I love the cast so. Adam Baldwin is clearly having a blast. Zach Levi = &hearts. And re: tonight's ep: the kiss - you know the one I mean - YAY! And SWEET! And you just knew that container was going to hold a Bryceicle, didn't you? 'Cause heaven forfend we get to see too much of that adorable Chuck grin. gah!

*Spoilers for various shows, most notably Heroes and Chuck ('cause they just aired).
Jenthatwasjen on November 20th, 2007 04:26 am (UTC)
Dinner: Impossible!: Robert Irvine is made of win.

Didja know he shot an episode at the Maryland Renaissance Festival this past season? I wasn't there that day, but it was apparently a pleasant experience for the MD cast who participated. Watch for it some time next year.
Ilena Ayalanetsearcher on November 20th, 2007 04:29 am (UTC)
I've spent many years watching very little tv, and this season started watching Chuck, Heros (my son had to fill me in on various backstories), Bionic Woman, (which I watch but I'm not thrilled with), and Life, which I really enjoy, just for the crazy/zen moments. I started watching Journeyman, but I stopped after two or three episodes, I just couldn't get into it.
Molly: Graciezapthatmonster on November 20th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
Dude. Finally someone who watches heroes. Best. Show. Ever. I'm still on the first season.

Have you seen pushing daisy's? It's awesome. It's on wednesday nights, I believe.
Kel: Helo's smileladyjoust on November 21st, 2007 03:50 am (UTC)
To be fair, I LOVED the first season of Heroes. The second season... mehh... but then Tim Kring admits they didn't make the best choices, and totally owned up to where they failed, so I sort of love him for that. And last night's episode was really good: nice, tight writing and excellent performances. They finish season two up as well, I'll be very happy indeed.

I've downloaded the first few episodes of Pushing Daisies; I'll probably start watching within the week.

Mirandamirmie on November 21st, 2007 06:10 am (UTC)
What do you mean finally someone who watches Heroes? Everyone in the freaking world watches Heroes :) (For serious, they do. Or at least a ton of people on sheroes and eveyrone I work with.)
Jgrigoricennui on November 20th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC)
"Matt Parkman wants a good smack"


Also, I've been screaming for Mohinder's death for a season and a half now. *grrr*

Mairearanturas on November 20th, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC)
I just saw the end of "Chuck" last night for the first time -- seems kind of different, but I'm not sure I remember the premise....he's supposed to be ??? A bit confused....
Kel: better with two Stardust styleladyjoust on November 21st, 2007 03:54 am (UTC)
If you haven't watched at least a few episodes of Chuck, it's confusing. Basically, he downloaded a CIA interface into his brain (courtesy of an email from his college best friend-turned-nemesis (or IS he?), Bryce). He'll look at certain images or words or people and flash onto these National Security secrets. and stuff.

Won't play for too long, considering how would that info be kept current? But then there's Adam Baldwin, who is beyond awesome, and Zachary Levi (So. Damned. Cute.) and the rest of the cast and frankly? they're what make the show worth watching. Nice writing, fun dialogue, lovely character work.

If you have further specific questions I did not address, ask away.
Mairearanturas on November 21st, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC)
Makes a little more sense now -- thanks. It's too bad it probably won't last -- good shows rarely do.
Mirandamirmie on November 21st, 2007 06:12 am (UTC)
I love Chuck. So adorable. Only I liked Lou more than Sarah, so that was kind of annoying. She smuggled meat, so adorable. I say get rid of the super annoying best friend who's name I can't remember and just have Chuck have two girlfriends.