Thursday, November 05, 2009

SOOOO Embarrassing

Blogging is a great vehicle for revealing what a moron you are.

I wanted the song from the V trailer, and went searching, and found that someone had asked on Yahoo Answers and someone had answered.

At the top of the answer is this:

Best Answer - Chosen by Asker

So I went looking for the song Chosen by the band Asker.


In my defense, the answer had the name of the band, Muse, then the name of the song, Uprising, then the lyrics, all kind of run together with no spacing between lines, and I didn't read the lyrics because I skimmed to the chorus and knew it was what I was looking for.


Moving on.

I didn't have time to watch V Tuesday, which drove Number One nuts, because she wasn't waiting, and then she couldn't talk to me about it. I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. Also surprised at how quickly it moved, how much happened in the pilot. And two revelations near the end shocked me gasping, one not in a good way. But I won't spoil it if you haven't seen it, promise!

When the ships first moved in, the tension was palpable, and that's saying something since this was my favorite show when it was on, and so I know everything that happened in that one, at least. I knew what was coming, what their intentions were, what they are. Being held in suspense was great.

I wish Erica's name was Juliet. :(

I thought Morena Baccarin looks horribly, unhealthily skinny. We discussed it, and are hopeful she only did it for the content of the role. Not in a "you can't be lush and curvy" sense, but in a "she's a you-know-what" sense, and she really does look like a you-know-what, behind the pure beauty and the regal manner.

So yay, new show I like! Came at a good time, too, with all my Fox shows not on. :(

I finally caught up on FlashForward. I couldn't watch last week's until last night, but accidentally deleted it. Trying to watch it online totally funked up my computer for much of the day. Got it from iTunes and not all of it downloaded to my iPod. Finally watched the last 7 minutes right before tonight's episode.

Anyway, last week's ep gave us some answers about the whole Dylan/Charlie dilemma, but it irritated me. So okay, Dylan recognized Olivia from the picture on the fridge, which explains how he knew her yet he wasn't in her FF. And assuming D. Gibbons comes in at the end of the FF reconciles Charlie's statement that he's a bad man with her cheeriness in the snippet we see.

But what I can't figure out or reconcile is that Olivia and Lloyd were in bed together while Dylan and Charlie were walking around the house, fully dressed, at 10:00 at night? Did I see that right? It didn't look like they were in PJs. They were definitely wide awake. So that's got me all frowny. I did like that they're so comfortable with each other in the present, though, and casual. To them (the kids), the visions are reality.

This week's ep, though!!! I really didn't want proof that the future is changeable to manifest like this. Really, really didn't. Oh, Al. (And the name issue continues--we couldn't remember his name all season, right up until he... you know. Now we'll never forget it!)

Simon. Now there's an enigma. He's meant to be scary as he describes his FF, murdering someone. But then he was holding that little bracelet. I'm thinking he was exacting vengeance, and since it's fictional, I can be sympathetic to that. He is SO different from Charlie! Dominic Monaghan is doing a great job.

Speaking of great jobs...

The CW did a good one this week. I'm thinking they screened "Changing Channels," this week's ep of Supernatural, saw how great it was, and decided to use it to draw back lapsed viewers, or draw in new ones. I can't wait to see if it worked. All of the people I read who posted about their advanced viewing of the show praised it to the hilt.

My expectations were therefore very high, but I've got to say, while the funny parts were great, the deeper elements were even better. Richard Speight, Jr., got to show a greater range than he has before, and I have to say, I think he stole the show. He shares my utter devotion with Jeremy Carver, though, because this episode was brilliantly written. The character development of The Trickster and his connection to the greater mythology were just beautiful! Nothing felt extraneous or superfluous or out of place. And I really, really liked the skewering of the shows opposite SPN. :)

But KITT for the win!


Lori said...

I was actually fairly dissappointed with V. I realize we all know what happens (except for the 26 and under crowd I work with). But I wanted it to be drawn out a little more mysteriously. What happened in 40 minutes could have taken at least 2 eps. I just felt like ABC thought I was an idiot and needed everything handed to me on a silver platter so I wouldn't miss anything. There was no mystery or suspense to me. Sorry to disagree with you on this one!

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Don't be silly, you don't have to apologize for disagreeing with me! :) Especially when it's anything but Supernatural. LOL

I agree with you that it felt rushed into one episode and probably would have had more impact if we'd had a sense of the visitors as beneficial, been SHOWN more of that rather than just told what they were doing, and had a chance to be engaged by them before we felt betrayed by them.

I was trying to remember how it was done before and decided we can't compare, because before it was a miniseries, then a series, so the whole thing was handled differently.

Whether I stay with the "really pleased" or join you in "fairly disappointed" depends on how they handle the next couple of episodes. I feel like they want to go in a particular direction and didn't want to drag out getting there. So we'll see.

Does your disappointment mean you're done with the show, or did you like it just enough to keep watching?

Anonymous said...

Hi Natalie,

I'm still liking V. I remember some of the series and mini-series and I like that they have changed some of the stuff from before. Since I knew what they were underneath so I liked the changes that they have done so far....

Yesterday Morena was on our local morning news and she was very funny and nice. here is the clip from the show.


Ava Quinn said...

I liked the original V when I was a kid, but I haven't seen the new one yet

And I don't know about KITT for the win. The genital herpes commercial was pretty dang funny.

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Thanks for the link, Rose! I'll check out the clip.

I haven't had a chance to watch last night's ep yet.

I agree, Ava, the commercial was pretty hilarious. :)

Lori said...

I'm still going to watch the next few eps to fully make a decision on whether I should waste my DVR space for this show. God knows, there are plenty of other shows that I would rather see over and over again!! Love ya' Sam and Dean!

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

LOL Same here! I haven't watched the second ep yet. We have tonight and next week, then it's off the air until March. (!)