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20 May 2010 @ 05:02 pm
V - I'm actually digging it :)  
If you had told me when V began last Fall that it would become one of my favorite shows, I wouldn't have believed you. But bit by bit, it has crept up on me. All through the last episode before the hiatus, I was aware that it was going on hiatus (not coming back until January, I thought) and I was fine with it. Then it ended with the armada of V ships heading towards Earth and I was like 'whoah!' suddenly not so blasé and then was 'WHAT?!?!' when I saw that the hiatus was lasting until March. Still time passed and when the show came back, I was more or less back to enjoying it, but not anticipating each episode. The last couple of weeks have changed that, and one character is a part of that. (Icon spoiler alert!)

Lisa has somehow wormed her way into my heart and is my favorite character now. I NEVER would have suspected that, but the believable, awesome shifts they have done with her character have been fantastic, as has Laura Vandervoort in portraying her. This episode when she made the right choice, I was cheering her on, and when Joshua called her "My queen," actually slightly teared up. I KNOW!! (And, yes, I'm totally shipping them now.) However, it's not just Lisa I enjoy, I've been enjoying most of the show. The twists and turns, the character motivations, the mysteries and reveals, it's been fun.

Sure, it's not perfect. There are definitely still weak points: Hello, Tyler! and I do really think it's the case of the actor, sorry to say, but that's how I see it. (Since Joshua isn't dead, can I to be haz Lisa/Joshua when they (pretty please!) kill Tyler? Blech, I know he won't die. Ugh.) Ryan can be a bit of a drag, perhaps made more obvious to me in that when he seemingly was brought back into the fold, I was pretty meh about it. And I still think that Morena Baccarin is not as nearly as good as her press would indicate, but she's not bad at all, and she definitely has her moments. And speaking of Anna, I did love what they did at the end of this episode with her. When she was crying and raging over the death of her soldier-babies, I was thinking it didn't make sense because it was such a human reaction and Anna is so not human, and then Marcus -- BAMF who is the last, I think, that will EVER have a human emotion -- pointed out that, yuppers, she was feeling that human thing. And her reaction was just to fall down to her knees crying (while Lisa smirked behind her ... because Lisa is awesome).

Of the characters, Lisa (obviously!) is my favorite, but I still love Erica, Jack, Joshua and Chad. And I'm so glad that Chad seems to be on the side of the Fifth Column now. Yay! Go Scott Wolf, I've always liked you. Also, it consistently cracks me up whenever Anna talks about Erica being her ally because it really does appear as if she totally believes that, and I love it! When that reveal comes, it will be FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC!

Being me, I have mild shipping going on, see mention above of Lisa/Joshua. I also like Erica/Jack -- yeah, yeah, he's a priest, but Elizabeth Mitchell and Joel Gretsch have chemistry. And I do think that the show expects some mild shipping there; after all, they had Hobbes flat-out call the two out on the whole Thorn Birds thing a few eipsodes back, hee!

Overall, it's just become a pulpy, fun, dramatic-verging-on-melodramatic show with some great acting, great characters, interesting arcs, and genuine awesome moments. I like!
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Marinajavabreeze on May 21st, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
I kinda of have a theory about Tyler and Lisa. Since the V's have been living among the humans for so long, (my guess is probably decades) that somehow, a V was probably involved with the whole "Who's Tyler's real dad" fiasco. I don't think Tyler is a V hybrid. Anna targeted him to be paired up with Lisa for a reason and it might have to do with that. *shrugs* Or maybe he was something in his DNA etc... I've been watching too much Stargate. lol

November is so far away!
Arabian: Billie Piper_06arabian on May 21st, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
Hmm, you're right. I mean, there has to be a reason for Anna's obsession with Tyler, LOL! I do think you're right in that it has to be involved with the mysterious circumstances of Tyler's parentage.

At least it's coming back in November, and not mid-season. That's something.
ThroughAnAmberFocus: amberfocusamberfocus on May 21st, 2010 08:52 am (UTC)
I adore your icon. Did you make it? Lisa is my favorite character, too. I've been a fan of Laura Vandervoort since her cheesy teenage Canadian soapy stuff, but she's really grown in leaps and bounds with this character. I'm still not sure that this V is anywhere near as good as the original 80's mini-series with its echo of the holocaust, but it is better than the spin off tv series they did back then. Either way it's still pretty good and just getting better these last few episodes. I ship Jack/Erica, too, and did it ever say which type of priest he is? Because some religions do allow their priests to be married.

I like Tyler in that cute puppy dog way. I'd like to see them give him more to do, though, see him stretch the character into more than a mopey, lovesick teenage boy. I did definitely see chemistry between Lisa and Joshua, though. I just hope she can save him. And I hope Chad turns on Anna. I've been hoping that for weeks.
Arabian: Dr Whoarabian on May 21st, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! Yes, I did make that icon (feel free to snag it if you want). I've never seen LV in anything before, and wasn't really impressed at the beginning of the show (but I'm thinking now that is more Tyler than her) because I just LOVE her to bits now.

RE: Jack/Erica, I'm pretty sure that it's the kind of priest who can't marry, but they sure do have chemistry anyway, LOL!

I think *fingers crossed* that Chad is officially off the Anna-train now. I LOVED that little head nod to Jack at the end.