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14 April 2009 @ 05:47 am
More Television Thoughts ....  
Caught up on some more shows that I missed whilst my four-day 12-hour shift weekend happened.

Quickly, and no spoilers: Castle remains adorable and enjoyable and just all-out awesome.

The Amazing Race

I liked Mel & Mike, but this week just confirmed that I'm totally rooting for, as I have been from the beginning, Jaime and Cara. I know that Jaime is a bitch, but she's so aware of it. She doesn't make excuses for herself, she knows that she's impatient and gets irritated easily when she's frustrated and vents more and in ways she shouldn't. But she and Cara both are still trying to have as much fun as they can when they can. And seriously, on a shallow note, I'm so jealous of her because even under these circumstances, I think she is so freaking gorgeous!!!! And I'm sorry, but like their upset with the cab driver a few episodes ago -- HE LEFT THEM!!!! -- I had no problem with Cara's comment about the water. She didn't say it was nasty or wretched and disgusting, just pointed out the truth, it was dirty brown water, as opposed to turquoise waters in Florida. Earlier in the episode when I first saw the water and the kids playing it, I felt awful because they were playing in dirty, brown water. Saying something is what it is is NOT an insult. Whatever, I love them. Then I like Victor and Tammy, and Margie. Luke, blech!!! The stuntmen? blech!! The sisters, eh, kinda boring.

24

You know, I've never actually loved Tony. I've liked him, but never loved him. I LOVED Larry Moss. So screw you, Tony!! DIE! TONY!! DIE!! You cold-bloodedly murdered Larry. DIE, TONY, DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Damnit, why couldn't he have killed Renee Walker? Ugh. Still can't stand her.

I was surprised by how moved I was by the Jack/Kim stuff because I've never liked Kim, but I think because despite her annoyingness of the past and her absence lately, there's still such history and connection there. That was a really good scene with them.

But yeah, all I'm left with at the end of this is: DIE!! TONY!!! DIE!!!!

Dollhouse

Yeah, so Victor is totally my favorite doll now. Enver Gjokaj is a wonderful, wonderful find. We've seen him as four different characters now and more than any other "doll," he's been the most believable in each role. And I pretty much have loved each role. (And so I replaced Echo with him in my 'Dollhouse' icon.) And now, I am totally shipping him and Dewitt, even though neither "Roger" nor "Catherine" were real. Speaking of ... how shocking was the Roger/Catherine thing? Man, when he showed up and Adelle turned around as "Catherine," my jaw literally dropped. I was definitely surprised.

And then making Lawrence Dominick the mole, that was another shocker. As was how Dewitt dealt with him. And then, and then, even though it was much earlier on, November revealing herself to Paul in the middle of an intimate moment with Mellie, I just felt so much for him.

You've got to give it to this show, it's very unexpected. Things happen that you just DO NOT see coming. My only problem at this point remains, once again, Eliza Dushku. Seriously, it's like Echo/Caroline could be gone and I wouldn't care. She's the weakest actor in the cast, and by far the least interesting "doll." Unless, we're seeing her relationship with Boyd. ::sniffsniff: to the moment when she was being imprinted to trust another handler, but, she was looking *at* Boyd, so maybe it won't take??

Interesting how they showed the different focus on the dolls, re-doing sections and what-not. Overall, this was another really strong episode, which I was happy to see after last week's so-so (imo) episode.
 
 
 
bastetseye: lovesbastetseye on April 14th, 2009 11:12 am (UTC)
Victor is definately love! I can't believe that the Actor isn't more famous.

I'm not a Adelle/Victor shipper (sierra/Victor for me) but he does have Chemistry with who ever he's with that I can enjoy it for different merits.
Arabian: dollhouse01arabian on April 14th, 2009 11:19 am (UTC)
I was edging towards Victor/Sierra, and I might float back there, but I'm not completely sold on that actress whereas I love Olivia Williams. But, at this point, whatever makes Victor/Roger/whatever happen and on my screen? Works for me.
bastetseyebastetseye on April 14th, 2009 11:27 am (UTC)
Ditto.

And while I like the actress who plays Sierra, I think Olivia Williams is far superior, but obviously she's been acting longer, plus she's british (no Bias there!).

I'm dying for some Victor/Boyd interaction, I loved what little he had with Dominic. And with Boyd, my joint favourite with Victor, I imagine their chemistry together (in a platonic way, or non platonic, whatever, LOL) will sizzle of the screen IMHO.
But you can call me Bowie: dollhouseisiscaughey on April 14th, 2009 03:39 pm (UTC)
Victor's James Bond-esque role was totally fabulous. He has been really strong at each of his roles, which, as you say, is something Eliza Dushku hasn't pulled off quite as well. She's good at playing Faith-like roles, but her acting skills beyond that are a bit weak.

Half the fun of watching Joss Whedon shows is wondering when exactly he'll take you on those "WTF?!?!" twists. Oh Joss- so evil and so brilliant.

And yeah- the new handler thing made me ridiculously sad, as Boyd is my favorite character, but it looks like there will still be plenty going on with them.
eolivet on April 14th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
So screw you, Tony!! DIE! TONY!! DIE!! You cold-bloodedly murdered Larry. DIE, TONY, DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

UGH, I KNOW, RIGHT?! And of course, in the ep where we get another awesomely tension-filled Larry/Renee phone call. Oh, Larry/Renee...the 'ship that never was. :(

(If this paves the way for Jack/Renee, I. will. scream. :x DO. NOT. WANT. :/ )

Hee, but it was good to see Chloe at the end, with the global warming PSA. That was hilarious! "Jack can't do it by himself -- he's got enough things to worry about." :p
JCAPPS, INCOGNITO.: dh; [t/cs] eyes on youthistwilight on April 14th, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOODNESS. DOLLHOUSE WAS SO GOOD.

+ I whole Roger/Catherine thing was... major wtf. I was so surprised. Like, no joke, my jaw literally dropped too. It was crazy. You'd never expect Adelle to be ordering dolls. To be a client. Wow.

+ The whole Paul/Mellie thing was so sad. I may actually start to ship them now, as much as I think Paul's too good for any woman.

+ I'm actually VERY interested in Echo and her story. I love that she's sort of breaking out of the shell they've put her in. She's thinking for herself, and we start to see that throughout the episodes. But asking to be imprinted? That was... insane.

+ THE ENDING. With Echo and Boyd. That was... so sad. I almost cried. (No, seriously.) That was so said because she was looking RIGHT at Boyd.

+ Also, I love Claire even more as each episode progresses. She's awesome.

she was a work in progress.dreamer_98 on April 15th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
I was definitely taken aback when it turned out Adele was using a "doll." I was like "Whoa!" And when she broke down in his arms, I finally felt like she showed some humanity.

I know Dominick was revealed as the mole, but I still think the Doctor (can't remember her name) has something going on. I mean, it wasn't Dominick who programmed the dolls (first Echo and then November) to give Ballard those messages, was it?

Definitely an interesting show. Sucks that we have to wait two weeeks for the next episode, though.

And when is Alan Tudyk going to appear on the show?