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04 October 2008 @ 12:07 am
It's just a crime that more people don't watch 'Life'  
This is seriously an amazing, amazing show. Funny, dramatic, moving, hot, smart, witty, everything. It is so very, very, VERY good. Of all of the shows I love and/or think are great, I really do believe this one tops the list simply because I find myself enjoying and appreciating all that is so very, very good about it while watching it and marveling on afterward.

The whole first ten minutes or so I was just giggling and loving the whole "uptight" conversation. I love, love, love the relationship between Crews and Reese. Yes, of course, there's a part of me that ships them because they are both very pretty people, they are both very good actors, they are both quite charismatic and they do have chemistry, but for one of the very few times like ever, I'm totally cool with nothing happening beyond their relationship because they are so very, very awesome together as is. I just love them. The dialogue, the looks, the body language, everything. Were something to change between them I highly doubt that it would be anything other than jaw-droppingly hot (that shower scene from early season one -- despite having no sexual overtones whatsoever -- absolutely showed that), but as they are now is pretty damn wonderful and I'm cool with that.

Besides, after that oh so good, oh so hot Charlie/ex-wife, Jennifer scene outside/in the backseat of the car, I'm sorta kinda shipping Charlie and Jennifer because that? was HOT! With a capital H-O-T! I think I rewound and watched that one about five or six times. So, so hot. And speaking of hot, how incredibly H-O-T does Damian Lewis look when he's not wearing the suit -- not that he doesn't wear the suit well, mind you -- but just jeans and the button-down shirt? First with Jennifer outside the car, and then in the final scene when he's walking toward daddy Reese's car. It was just PHEW! Meltdown of über -hotness.

Okay, random stuffies ...

- I love how we got a callback to the car as object mantra from season one.

- I love how Ted obviously told Charlie what Jack said and how Charlie just so casually let Jack know.

- I love the new Captain. He only had a few scenes, but I'm loving him a lot.

- I don't mind that the oh so annoying Jessy Schram is on this show. Yes, yes, it helps that she looks nothing like she did as Hannah on VM, but still, I'm okay with it because I trust this show so much and know that they knew what they were doing when they cast her.

- Erm, on the other hand, the casting of the little girl in tonight's episode? Not so good. Eh, that was a one-episode stint; I still have faith re: above casting.

- Did I mention that Damian Lewis is hot? If not, he's really hot! Not conventional, no, but DAMN, is he hot!

- Heh, we got fruit. And a WORM!!! Which he, of course, ate. Because it's just protein, right? I love this show.

- The case was good because the characterization is so good and because how Charlie approaches it all is so good and unique. This is unlike any other crime procedural that has ever been.

I beseech everyone on my flist if you've never watched this show, give it a shot. It's worth it. It is so very, very, VERY good. And once you watch it, it's hard not to get hooked! So says 'The Emotional Attachment Index' according to my latest Entertainment Weekly:
    #18 Life -- Here's some fruit for thought: Last fall, several series with cult fan bases launched, including the CW's Gossip Girl, ABC's Pushing Daisies, and NBC's Chuck. However, Life was the only one to crack the top 20.
Uh huh!
 
 
 
Cynical Bitch: lifeunicorn23 on October 4th, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC)
Rock on! Life was the best new show last season and I'm so glad people are slowly starting to see just how good this show is. I haven't watched last night's episode yet so I can't comment about it but I'm in complete agreement in you concerning the awesomeness of this show. I really wish more people would watch it because I'm not ready to let this show go yet.
Arabian: TVarabian on October 6th, 2008 12:16 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, not enough people. I'm really hoping that due to the less than stellar ratings across the board at NBC, they'll give it time and nurture it. It so deserves it. I've loved this show since it first aired that I checked it out on a whim. It has yet to disappoint.
Ashley Rae: Life_Danni and Charlie_Upside Downloves_bitch1301 on October 5th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
I completely agree! This show has so many layers. There's absolutely nothing I can think of off the top of my head that I don't like about this show.

Plus you're right about Lewis. He looked damn good in jeans. And I love that they're letting Shahi wear her hair down now.
Arabian: life_01arabian on October 6th, 2008 12:17 am (UTC)
There's absolutely nothing I can think of off the top of my head that I don't like about this show.

Yes. This.

you're right about Lewis

He's so not traditionally good-looking, but my goodness, does his charisma and talent make him unbelievably hot!!
eolivet on October 6th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
Ah, Entertainment Weekly...offering numbers with no reason. :/ Failing to point out that of the remaining three shows, two were at 8PM (when fewer people are watching TV), one is on the CW (which has never cracked the top 20...ever) and "Life" was on at 10PM (when more TVs are on vs. 8PM) and led out of "Bionic Woman" -- which had extremely high ratings early on.

Sorry...stuff like this makes me annoyed at EW, not you. ;p If they're going to give a reason to watch it, just say it's awesome. They shouldn't...try and use unfair ratings comparisons to prove the point. :/
Arabian: TVarabian on October 6th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
No, you took what I quoted completely wrong. Instead of listing the normal ratings, they listed some new study called the "Emotional Index" and had interesting commentary next to certain shows. It wasn't about why one show got higher than the other, it wasn't about overall ratings or why you should watch one show over another or at all. It was based on an independent research poll that asked about people's emotional attachment to the shows that they DID watch. It wasn't an article on Life at all - -they've never been gaga over the show -- but just another list.

I read it as being about asking people who watch X show what their level of attachment to it was so it had nothing to do with Lost having 20 million versus 30 Rock have 5, but rather how emotionally attached on average those 20 million were versus the overall average of those 5.
eolivet on October 6th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
Good Lord, self -- you absolutely said in your post that it was an emotional attachment index! I apologize. I did refer a friend to dw_forever, so...don't hate me too much? :/

:headdesk: :facepalm:, mea culpa, etc. :(
Arabian: Companions of Foreverarabian on October 6th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, don't apologize, it happens. Thanks for the reference, though! Cool!!! :D