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04 April 2008 @ 09:04 am
Eli Stone/Survivor last night  
Yeah, it's official: I just flat-out love Eli Stone. I really, really do. I also flat-out love Julie Gonzalo. I KNEW I liked her on VM, but the crappy writing, lack of showing her much until they attached her to Logan's hip pretty much killed that for me.

Anyhoo, thoughts ...

There wasn't much MEli, but I still enjoyed their few scenes. The main thing I liked is that it's reading pretty clearly to me that (at this point), Maggie IS the intended love interest for Eli, as in THE love interest. And I'm quite happy with that. Of course, that could change, but I'm obviously hoping it doesn't. I really love them together. And, again, I just love JG/Maggie. I think the reason I'm not annoyed by her oddness is that she's SUPPOSED to be odd, clearly. EVERYONE, from Eli -- before he began to appreciate her, to Taylor, to Patty, etc. all note and comment on how she's off. So, it's a deliberate take. The writers aren't writing her as this character that everyone should love, but one that you have to grow to love. And that works for me.

Now onto a shallow note: Her hair is getting longer and lighter. Normally, I'd be woo-hooing the longer part, but I actually REALLY love this cut on her. I hope she keeps it pretty much at this cut, and doesn't go any lighter, because I think the darker color is just gorgeous on her. Heh, I was amused, though, that Eli thought she cut her hair, considering it WAS noticeably longer to me, LOL! Continuing the shallow note, I do love Jonny Lee Miller, but dude, seriously needs a different hairstyle.

Another note on the LOVING it train: Dowd and Taylor. Who'da thunk it? It just takes the right pairing sometimes to make an actor really work for me, and Dowd/Sam Jaeger is so making Taylor/NH work for me now. Heh, "The Dowd." Seriously. HAH!

Victor Garber didn't have much to do, but he's Victor Garber ... and that's enough.

I like Nate and the Nate/Eli story, but it had some personal reverberations with me. My sister was TOTALLY my mom's favorite, but when she died, my sister couldn't be there, so like Eli, my sister may have been her favorite, but she didn't get to say goodbye to her. I think that's why I didn't tear up at the end, and I rather thought I would have. I was too busy thinking that my sister couldn't get a miraculous TV fix and be able to say goodbye to her ever. However, I did get a tad-misty-eyed and that's something that TV shows don't do often to me, especially when I'm being all selfish thinking about myself.

All in all, I loved it. I just love this show. Not the best, but I love it. It gives me the warm fuzzies.

As for Survivor. I'm actually just c/ping this from harper47 because I was so blah about it.

Kinda boring episode. So not enough Ozzy, but you got to give the non-Ozzy team (I totally can NOT remember their name) the credit, they were so right to pick Ozzy. He would have SMOKED that course and gotten all five before the other team had three.

But he's safe, and that's what matters. For this week anyway. I really don't think he's going to make the final four (which I think would almost be a guarantee he'll win) because the editing has been increasingly playing him badly, ie, more arrogant and controlling. I don't buy it, but that's how I'm reading the editing, so I'm preparing myself. Trying to anyway.

The previews for next week were interesting re: merge. BUT, I wonder if Jason doesn't buy Eliza's claim (which would be AWESOME!), and if the Ozzy/Alexis stuff is nothing because there was SUCH a huge deal made about Eric's injury and while painful looking, it really was nothing in the scheme of the show. Eh, we'll know.

Amanda is SO pretty. To look THAT good in this situation? DAMN!!!
 
 
 
harper47harper47 on April 4th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
Clipping works.

It really was blah, weird last night. I need more Ozzy. Especially more Ozzy swimming. Bring on the swimming challenges Probst. Though I did enjoy his little smackdown of Jason (yes, I'm that much of an idiot).

I would never apply to Survivor because I can't eat bugs or rats. I think I could do everything else and I'm in really good physical shape but that would kill me.

Jason looked really psyched to eat a rat. Yikes!

Arabian: B&Barabian on April 5th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, not enough Ozzy, sigh. Especially since I expect him to go every week, I want as much of him as I can get before he's gone.

I do NOT like Jason; and yes, I loved when Probst smacked him down. Hee!
eolivet on April 4th, 2008 02:43 pm (UTC)
I don't buy it, but that's how I'm reading the editing

Maybe I'm blinded by how much I like Ozzy, but I just do. not. see what these folks are seeing. You know that if someone campaigned against Cirie, she would've said the same thing (i.e., "When someone turns on me, they're dead to me") If anything, it proves how loyal he is!!!

I don't care if the Ozzy/Alexis stuff is true, as long as it gets another fan out. They are just dull, dull, dull. Crazy Ami, while not beneficial to Ozzy, was at least more interesting. ;p
Arabian: Rob and Amberarabian on April 5th, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, I agree with you -- I just sat through this the first half of Cook Islands and I know that those on TWoP (where I'm not going anymore, thank you very much) are eating it up.
marikenobimarikenobi on April 5th, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
I totally love Eli Stone and the Meli.. and of so true about Dowd making Taylor a good character... I really hope the show comes back
Arabian: ME_Earth Movearabian on April 5th, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
Me too. Checking the ratings, I'm not sure. They're not great, BUT, they've managed to build out of Lost reruns at times and that is a good thing. I'm hopeful.
marikenobimarikenobi on April 5th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
Oh good!
Honorable Monotreme: baby platypusnobleplatypus on April 6th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
Maggie is just too darn adorable for words. I loved her brief "ohshit" expression right after Eli finally noticed the ring. Heeee.

I also wasn't too moved by the ending, but mostly because I just kept thinking that he was still really on that balcony, and I kept picturing Nate walking out with some more beers and seeing Eli wibbling at a potted plant or something.

Also, is it just me, or does Nate look just enough like Neil Patrick Harris to be a passable older Doogie Howser? Whenever I see him in that lab coat, that is where my mind goes. And I giggle.
Arabian: ME_Earth Movearabian on April 6th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who finds Maggie so adorable. She really is. I think that some underestimate JG's talent, I think she does a wonderful job with conveying so much with so little. In the scene you referenced, there was the "ohshit" expression, but also sadness that it took him so long, happiness that he obviously cared, and worry about Taylor's reaction.

I just kept thinking that he was still really on that balcony, and I kept picturing Nate walking out with some more beers and seeing Eli wibbling at a potted plant or something.

Heh, I didn't even think of that. That would have been funny if they had shown that. Might've killed the moment, though, I'll give 'em that.

Also, is it just me, or does Nate look just enough like Neil Patrick Harris to be a passable older Doogie Howser? Whenever I see him in that lab coat, that is where my mind goes. And I giggle.

YES!!! He's always looked familiar to me, but I haven't been able to place it. I think you nailed it!!!!