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It's A Buffypalooza In My Mailbox

This evening I arrived home to discover in my mailbox the new Entertainment Weekly with Sarah on the cover *and* my 'Dead Things' and 'Gone' dailies. Woo Hoo!

Yes, I will do my long winded dailies recap at a later date. So far I've only watched about an hour and a quarter of disc one of the DT dailies and am currently watching disc two (nerd stuff that doesn't require my undivided attention ;).

I will give you one tidbit of interest. A tidbit I could so see being twisted but that I found hilarious. During a scene that takes place at the DMP, you hear the director tell Sarah to "move to your right please". Sarah stops, turns around, and shouts "Don't tell me what to do." Yes, it's said jokingly and garners a big laugh on the set, but can't you just imagine certain 'fans' taking that out of context?

This evening I also managed to catch last week's episode of Veronica Mars of which I missed the last half. I had tuned in assuming I'd be seeing the third episode. With the debates and some UPN affiliates pre-empting the ep, I guess the network decided to air a rerun. On the bright side, I enjoyed the rest of the ep enough to keep tuning in. I was thankful to hear they cut back on the voiceovers. Oh, and I now get why, when I first saw Troy last week, I thought it was Shawn Ashmore who plays 'Iceman' in the X-Men movies - it's his brother Aaron. :p

And because molly_may admited today that she doesn't like the show either, here's my rant about 'Jack and Bobby'...

Over the years I've been disappointed, upset, even pissed off at characters and plot twists in series television. It's even fair to say I've gotten angry over an entire episode here and there (please reference my vexation at 'Dead Man's Party', 'Into the Woods', and 'As You Were'). But, I don't recall ever being so outraged at an entire series as I have been with Jack and Bobby. The forth episode aired this week - my last.

The critics seem to love or at least like it. I see on LJ it has it's fans. So what am I not seeing or getting?

I can't say it's not well written or acted. Maybe too well acted. Normally, I enjoy watching Christine Lahti, on this show I despise her. Self-righteous, self-absorbed, arrogant, know-it-all shrew only begins to scratch the surface. Hell, she even has my siding with Jack and Bobby's dead beat dad for walking out. I can't stand watching her for an hour, how can anyone stand living with her? That Jack hasn't run away yet shows incredible strength of character.

Though, I'm not sure which is worse - the depiction of Ma McCallister? Her going on one of her judgemental self-serving tirades only to have someone challange her at the end of the episode so she suddenly sees the error of her ways? Or that not only is Jack America's greatest president ever apparently surpassing Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt (insert your own preference here), but now we discover is also a reverand?! Not just any reverand, but the bestest eva! because he stood up to all those sanctimonious, hypocritical individuals of a similar calling. (On a side note, I'm perplexed that his party, the Republican party, didn't want him, I'd think he'd be a dream candidate for many, if not all of them.) Next week they'll probably reveal that he won the Nobel Prize for, ya know, bringing about world peace. I'm sure he'll be up for sainthood by the series finale. :p

And what of poor Jack? From the sketchy information we've been given it would seem he dies relatively young. Of course, I'm sure his dying words inspired Bobby to such greatness.

Sigh. Sorry Bradley, I would have liked to have seen more of you. I can only hope Will Tippet makes a reappearance on Alias this season.
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Let me just echo all your words about Jack and Bobby, happily change the channel and shrug my shoulders with a "Bored Now".

And i eagerly await your commentary on the dailies. I lurve your commentary on such :P
And i eagerly await your commentary on the dailies. I lurve your commentary on such :P

Well, I love to share. ;) Since I have company this weekend, it probably won't be until next week that I do a thorough write up. Though, my friends have never seen any of the dailies so it should be fun to see their reactions. Heck, I felt like I was watching really high quality porn last night. James really gets into his work. ;p
James really gets into his work.

Oh, so many lovely meanings to that. We are all such pervs.
Heh. I'm glad you posted your rant, because it's always fun for me to read rants that I agree with. I especially loved this:

Hell, she even has my siding with Jack and Bobby's dead beat dad for walking out. I can't stand watching her for an hour, how can anyone stand living with her?

Hee! That poor guy. I'm suprised he was able to live with her long enough to have two sons with her.

*Does the dance of dailies with you*
I'm suprised he was able to live with her long enough to have two sons with her.

Hee. And can't you just imagine her shouting directions at him while they're doing it?

*Does the dance of dailies with you*

::spins you around the room::
Which EW cover did you get? The cover on the EW website or the Frankenstein cover (it's also part of the photo gallery for SMG. I got the Frankenstein cover.
I think the 'Frankenstein' cover is the subscription cover. I have to go to the grocery store soon, I'll see to see if they have the other cover available. I actually liked that photo of her better.
I only made it through the first episode of Jack & Bobby, so I admire your perseverance in getting four eps in.
I decided to persevere long enough to see Bradley. Short of Hugh jackman making a guest appearance, I don't think anyone could get me to tune back in.
Ooooh! Dailies! Lucky gal, you! *dies of envy*

I've seen a whole three minutes of J&B before I decided it was a waste of my time. Too bad that Christine Lahti, who is totally amazing in so many other roles, has to play the shrew - but hey, what can one expect in this post-Buffy age of women on television? *sad sigh* Anyway, my little explosion of anger at the show found its way on my LJ yesterday. Case closed.
I saw your little explosion of anger. Your anger seems to come from a slightly different source than mine, but I definitely saw where you were coming from. As pissed off as I was at her attitude towards religion (and this is coming from me who is far from religious), it was equally frustrating how quickly she flip-flopped.
This evening I arrived home to discover in my mailbox the new Entertainment Weekly with Sarah on the cover *and* my 'Dead Things' and 'Gone' dailies. Woo Hoo!

Oh yay! I recently splurged for "Smashed", DT, and "Gone", which all arrived last week. As you can imagine, they've overwhelmingly dominated my TV ever since (Thanks to Happy_Meal, who directed me to a couple of Spike rich segments on DT & "Gone" that I'd not found and feared were missing from my discs).

I'm looking forward to your commentary and comparing notes.

... During a scene that takes place at the DMP, you hear the director tell Sarah to "move to your right please". Sarah stops, turns around, and shouts "Don't tell me what to do." Yes, it's said jokingly and garners a big laugh on the set, but can't you just imagine certain 'fans' taking that out of context?..

ITA. I've seen the dailies of four episodes now ("Wrecked" in addition to the three mentioned above), and not a single instance of SMG being rude or huffy to anyone. On the contrary, in the brief but many glimpses of Sarah as *Sarah* that are included in the takes on the dailies before "Action" & after "Cut" are called, or in the fewer examples of Sarah interrupting a take because she made a mistake or wasn't ready) or when her acting partner makes a mistake and she offers help), she is revealed as unfailingly friendly and considerate (always with the "please" & "thank you"s) even when asserting herself. Besides the example you cited, there's another where she tells someone off camera (paraphrasing) 'because I'm the boss of me...', but with a smile on her face that's reflected in her eyes. We see and/or hear Sarah chatting with another actor and at times joking.

You'll see a good example of funny Sarah in one of the takes from the DT teaser, when S/B are under the rug talking in the afterglow. James' reaction is just as delightful, but for a differnt reason. After Sarah has diverted from the script, James, consummate professional that he is, remains in character beside her until the director finally calls "Cut." Then he laughs.

Anyway, as I said, I'm looking forward to your commentary. I've read other commentary on some of the dailies before on other LJs, but that was before I'd seen any of them for myself.
You'll see a good example of funny Sarah in one of the takes from the DT teaser, when S/B are under the rug talking in the afterglow. James' reaction is just as delightful, but for a differnt reason. After Sarah has diverted from the script, James, consummate professional that he is, remains in character beside her until the director finally calls "Cut." Then he laughs.

Oh! I saw that last night. Sarah cracked me up sticking her tongue out at the camera. :) I wish more of the actors were willing to blow a take in order to get a laugh. I also wish Joss and FOX would make some of the material we're privy too more readily available. Not only would they make a small fortune, but many of the misconceptions about the actors would be blown.

OK, I hate to pimp myself (really), but I thought you might be interested in my previous posts on the dailies. Plus, it saves me from repeating myself. :)

Wrecked

Smashed

Life Serial and Hell's Bells
Oh! I saw that last night. Sarah cracked me up sticking her tongue out at the camera. :)

Oh, I'd forgotten about that. Is that from the same take where she curses her rug burn? That's what I was thinking of.

Thanks for the links. I can't be sure until I read them (printing now) but these may be the ones I read before, possibly via a link in cousinjeans journal. From a quick glance they look familiar.

This is embarassing, but uh, how do I add them to my Memories? I've only ever used my LJ for Commenting and haven't a clue.

Thanks again!
Oh, I'd forgotten about that. Is that from the same take where she curses her rug burn? That's what I was thinking of.

I think the rug burn remark comes in a take shortly before the tongue sticking out take. I also vaguely recall that at one point she says something about two days of this. I'm not sure if she's refering to shooting that one particular scene. If so, I can see why she felt the need to cut loose a bit with some jokes.

You know, I always assume people haven't read my posts only to discover that more people are reading then I think. It's quite flattering really. And you want to add to your memories? Wow. That's like the highest compliment on LJ! You now see how easily my ego can be stroked. ;-)

If you see a tiny heart shaped icon on the post - just click on that to add the post to your memories. I just started an LJ to comment to other peoples LJs too. Ah, the good old days. ;)
I think the rug burn remark comes in a take shortly before the tongue sticking out take. I also vaguely recall that at one point she says something about two days of this. I'm not sure if she's refering to shooting that one particular scene. If so, I can see why she felt the need to cut loose a bit with some jokes.

Actually, I watched the rug scenes again last night, looking for the take I was referring to. The two Sarah jokes you've mentioned aren't what I meant. There's a better one, but it's in the second block of rug scenes on that disc, after the segment of Tara & Buffy talking in the DMP break room. I don't why these takes of the same scenes end up scattered about on the discs, but they sometimes do. Have you gotten to that part yet?

Thanks for the tip about using the Memories. So that's what that little heart icon is for. Who knew? (Well, everyone but me, I guess.)

So, uh...now I can start storing memorable essays and fics online rather than always having to print off hard copies; no bad thing considering that I've pretty much run out of storage space, and the piles of paper lying about do nothing to detract from the general clutter in my apartment. But uh, now that I've just bought my firstest ever own, home computer (last night), maybe that won't be so much of a problem anymore. I'll be climbing a pretty big learning curve though, in figuring out how to take advantage of it properly.
I don't why these takes of the same scenes end up scattered about on the discs, but they sometimes do. Have you gotten to that part yet?

Yeah, I'm very perplexed as to why takes of the same scene are scattered throughout the discs. I wonder if the person who originally copied all this to disc is responsible for that?

Hmmm, I've been jumping around between two discs (I have two TVs with DVD players :), but I don't think I've seen the take you are talking about yet.

Thanks for the tip about using the Memories. So that's what that little heart icon is for. Who knew? (Well, everyone but me, I guess.)

Yeah, it's not exactly obvious how to add a memory. I guess the heart is suppose to symbolize how much you love a post. :p

now I can start storing memorable essays and fics online rather than always having to print off hard copies; no bad thing considering that I've pretty much run out of storage space, and the piles of paper lying about do nothing to detract from the general clutter in my apartment.

Hee. Even though I know how to save stuff online, I still end up printing most of it out. I have managed to get the stacks of paper off the floor and put them in binders. But, now the binders are all full up!

Congratulations on your new computer! :) Once you get a hang of it next step will be getting you e-mailing and IMing. Me, pushy? ;)
Hmmm, I've been jumping around between two discs (I have two TVs with DVD players :), but I don't think I've seen the take you are talking about yet.

The take I'm talking about is on the same disc - just after the segment consisting of Tara & Buffy talking in the DMP break-room.

If you start out from the icon marked Spike's bedroom (I think they call it), you see a whole sequence of takes from S/B on the rug, including that one where Sarah sticks out her tongue and the other take that you mentioned.

Let the disc run - don't click out of that icon back to the menu. The S/B rug takes will end and a sequence of Buffy & Tara talking in the DMP break room will begin. Fast forward through these if you like. After the DMP takes it goes back to S/B on the rug again. It's that second sequence of rug takes on that same disc that includes the rug-burn remark by Sarah that I was referring to. At least, that's how my disc is configured.



Hee. Even though I know how to save stuff online, I still end up printing most of it out. I have managed to get the stacks of paper off the floor and put them in binders. But, now the binders are all full up!</>

I'll match your binders and raise you a 2nd hand four drawer, office file cabinet (full, if you please), and a cardboard box. Plus piles of paper that don't fit anywhere accumulating on the floor, coffee table and nightstand shelf.

Congratulations on your new computer! :) Once you get a hang of it next step will be getting you e-mailing and IMing. Me, pushy? ;)

Since becoming involved in this fandom, I've compensated for my lack of home hardware by staying lots of extra hours at the office to use my work computer, so I've got Email. And I use IMs on a couple different boards I belong to. So, that much I already know. I've got the rudiments down - I guess I'd consider myself as needing to learn stuff that might be considered at an intermediate level.

Must start doing some work today. Let me know if you still can't find that scene. If not, I could always walk you through exactly how I get to it on mine by phone, if you like. When I'm not at work, that is.

OOps. Looks like I forgot to close my italics. That's what comes of being in too much of a hurry to preview:(
OK, I found the scene in question. I had seen that take. I think the acting profession is the only one in which you could come home to your spouse, explain how you got rug burn on your neck at work, and they'd believe you. ;)

Some days I actually stay late at work too to do stuff on the computer. I have dial-up at home (it's free, I can't really complain...much), and we have a T-1000 line at work. If I have to do any heavy duty surfing, I do it there.
I was able to get a deal for six months of broadband(?) high speed internet through my cable company for $19.99/mo. After that deal expires, I too will probably be relying on the free dial-up, if I can get it. Are there free dial-up providers anyone can subscribe to?

We have a T-1 line at work also. It sure does spoil one, doesn't it?
I actually get me free dial-up through work (on of the few perks), but I think there may be services out there. NetZero use to have a free program and I believe their lowest price plan is around $10 a month.
If I ever manage to get a DVD recorder, I hope to be able to make copies of some of the stuff for people. It really is interesting seeing the creative process.
Oh, Dead Things and Gone dailies? ::dances:: How wonderful. And I'm so glad that they've found their way to you, because I know I can trust you to pick out the choicest snippets to share with us. :) I loved the story about Sarah - and yes, it's exactly the kind of story that illustrates how easily things can get twisted around.
I have a feeling there will be many more stories about Sarah. There seem to be lots of snippets of her laughing and joking. Oh, I'll share this one with you...in the scene in the Summers home where they discuss going to the Bronze, after Buffy's "frosty nectar, now, please" line the director calls cut. But Sarah continues on with "Aren't we a little old to be hanging out at the Bronze?" then she says something about high school and "why would 21 year olds hang out..." and then it ends. All I could think was good point! ;p