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24 October 2006 @ 10:22 pm
3.04 - Charlie Don't Surf (VM) thoughts behind the cut.

I thought the episode was okay; it was ... it felt very disjointed to me. Like they cut so many scenes. And they DID cut a Logan/Veronica kiss!! Sniff. These two still shots were clearly cut from the first balcony scene.

Ah well.

But really, the editing was just bad, bad, bad. Like when Logan and Veronica were at MI the first time and then the next shot was Logan walking back into MI with the Thai food, just badly done.

Random things ...

- I did love the callback to Logan watching Veronica/Keith with such amusement/adoration and then mentioning that at the end about his own desire for a family

- I love EC, I do, but frankly, for me, his subplots are hurting the show at this point, I'm sorry. The time spent on his case could have been given over to Logan's case or the frat case and made them flow together more smoothly. Something, because this just was so off.

- I did love Dick in his scenes and I think it made sense how these little things are sorta tying into to help believably make Dick red herring guy (much more than Logan in both seasons). Oh and I loved Dick's "whipped guys are the worst friends." HEE!

- There wasn't much Logan/Veronica despite their scenes, but I liked that they were in synch so well, as if last week had a good effect on them. They were very cutely coupley. I loved.

- So Logan really has a brother? I hope we see him more, because Logan deserves some good family.

- Hee! Multiple girlfriend/boyfriend references in this ep! YAY!

- Loved how Logan was just staring adoringly at Veronica throughout the entire scene when she and he walked into MI and Keith and Harmony were there.

- So, wow, either Logan or Jason is really not fond of kisses on cheeks, cuz he really wiped the lipstick/gloss/saliva? off his cheek.

- But I did love "go screw your brains out." Hee!

- My favorite LoVe moment was Logan running up and wrapping his arm around her in the quad and kissing her head.

- I'm glad he punched the fake Charlie.

- Dick wiping his feet was awesome.

- Oh my God! I had to pause, I was laughing so hard when Charleston said he caught Chip in ... and Veronica interrupted and said "flagrante?" And he said completely seriously, "No, in the middle of having sex." OH. My. God!!! Too funny.

- I'm amused by the Dick scenes, but I wish we would see a little more disgust from Veronica. I hate that RT and co. have just brushed aside the horrid crap he pulled at Shelly's party just like they brushed aside all of the Duncan crap. Grrr.

- Can't complain that much though, shirtless Logan AND shirtless Dick in the same episode? Woohoo!

- I can complain about how little Wallace we're getting. Grrrr. I don't want him to have a storyline of his own (I'm sorry, but they bore me), but I DO want to see him as V's BFF.

- Jason looked REALLY good in this episode. Probably his best overall since AM.

- Oh, and poor woobie Logan. I think this is only the second time an episode has ended on him (the first being M.A.D.) I could be wrong though.

- As emo as that last song was, I liked it. Nice.

All in all, like ep 2, it was good, but it could have been great -- I thought it was too disjointed, but unlike ep 2, the EMOTION at least was there.
beatlegirl59 on October 25th, 2006 03:25 am (UTC)
Maybe those pics were just promo shots? I noticed it too, I was like those are the outfits they wear in the cute kiss pictures!! I also noticed the cheek wipe, that was really weird!
Arabian: baby!arabian on October 25th, 2006 03:41 am (UTC)
Nah, cut scenes. Those shots are done while filming.
beatlegirl59 on October 25th, 2006 04:48 am (UTC)
Ahhh ok. I just thought that might be it because I thought it was the part when she went to tell him about his brother and it didn't seem like a cute kiss moment...but I think I'm getting my scenes mixed up.
Hollyholly96 on October 25th, 2006 05:24 am (UTC)
But sometimes they do set photos that aren't actually part of a scene, don't they? Like the photo from Ruskie Business at the 80s dance, where they're posing in their costumes. I don't know which these are, and I guess they probably wouldn't do a set photo of them kissing, but I don't think all pics like that that come out are from actual scenes as being filmed.
Arabian: Frisky Businessarabian on October 25th, 2006 09:16 am (UTC)
That was a promotional shot for the episode because of the costumes and what-not. The set-up, the pose, everything, that was a promotional shot and it was used in a few articles as such. These two were clearly from a cut scene.
Hollyholly96 on October 25th, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
Well, I was thinking about it again and it would have had to been from a completely different scene than the one we saw, but on the same day (because they are wearing the same clothes). Because those photos did not at all fit within the tone of the scene. I'm still not convinced, but I'll take your word for it.
Arabian: KB_Kissx2arabian on October 25th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC)
Not neccessarily, Logan is making the joke about the telescope guy and could have leaned down to kiss her and moving on. Scene cuts can be done easily. Look at NPBitC, no one even guessed there was more to the bathroom scene, but there was.
harper47harper47 on October 25th, 2006 12:38 pm (UTC)
Aww - I liked this more than you did I see. I think the thing that resonated for me is that there was no bad acting from anyone to take me out of the show. Everything was meshing well and I really enjoyed this. And I enjoyed Keith's scenes - to me this time they felt realistic and inherent to the plot. I do want to see things beside Veronica so I enjoyed the chemistry between L and EC and seeing Keith do his thing just reinforces the whole family lifestyle/dynamic for me.
Arabian: Elliot & Mayaarabian on October 25th, 2006 09:04 pm (UTC)
I thought EC and LSG were good together (I was a Elliot/Maya fan), I just didn't think it fit in the episode. I don't know maybe if we hadn't had two other stories going on ... it was just too much. As much as I enjoy lack of bad acting, I do think that the more important thing to me is the writing and there was a flow and cohesion last week that was missing here. I liked the episode, it's my 2nd fave this season, but I just didn't love it. Maybe a rewatch will help.