Asta 2

Playing Catch Up

In case I forget to remind everyone later (like me being all distracted by Apollo tomorrow night ;), James' film Cool Money airs on the USA network Satrday night at 9est. I have to share the blurb in Entertainment Weekly because it cracked me up:

James Marsters stars as a career criminal involved in the biggest jewel heist in New York City history. Sigh, never mind. I lost you Buffy fans at Marsters.

It's pretty sad when EW is that in tune to his fanbase. And let me reiterate it's Spike I adore. ;p


I've realized over the past several weeks this is no longer Most Post TV for me. 'House' I feel compelled to get my thoughts out there immediately. BSG I can't go more than a day without posting. With 'Alias', it's to the point of having to really think about what I want to say. The comments just aren't rushing forth like thay use to.

That's not to say I'm hating this season. I'm enjoying it far more than last. But the sense of urgency and high drama seems to be severly lacking and leaving me a little 'Meh' on it all.

I did feel that last night's ep was one of the better of the season. I really enjoyed the introduction of Sam and the POV of an innocent bystander getting caught up in all of this. Unfortunately, he also reminded me of Will, a lot, and that left me longing for the original and not a one shot pale immitation.

The little glimpses into Jack's personality and history continue to intrigue me. I actually would have been shocked had he not followed through with his plan to execute his former ally. But, what was the deal with Dead Man Walking's comments about "working for a higher purpose" when they were with the agency? What agency? Was he talking about SD-6, the CIA, or is this a hint as to something new that will be revealed about Jack in the future?

Speaking of the CIA, how is Vaughn's dad going to fit into all this? I really hope we don't find out he's not the good guy Vaughn believed him to be. First off, it would be too preditable. Secondly, don't we have enough are they good/are they evil daddys on the show?

So we went nearly an entire episode without Nadia (and her scene was obviously nothing more than a contractual obligation) and nothing felt like it was missing. Nuff said.



I love Summer. Lover her, love her, love her. Not only because she is the only one with the good sense to realize Ryan and Marissa are a huge fricken mistake, but she speaks for the entire viewing audiance. Good grief. Are we actually going to be put through that hell again?

And what an incredibly bizzare resolution to the Marissa/Alex fiasco. Was I the only one hoping Ryan would actually knock Alex on her ass? "It's On." OMG, who got paid to write that? Then she show's up with two of the least threatening ex-cons I've ever seem depicted on film. Of course, after a two minute convo between Alex and Marissa explaining what the audiance has known all along (Nothing in common! Really?!), they part as friends. Oh, and a pep rally has inspired Alex to go back home (um, wasn't she thrown out by her parents?) and get an education. Isn't that sweet. Marissa made her want to be a better person. ::gags::

I really thought the Valley jokes would be getting old, but they aren't. Seth's "Last season was better remark" about the show rivals Vaughn's "Because last year sucked" in my book. :)

I like Billy Campbell. I like Billy Campbell's character. But I do not like Kirsten flirting with infidility. Kirsten and Sandy do need bumps in the road of their relationship. It's what makes them interesting to watch. Have them fight about the kids, Caleb, and work, but don't try to make me believe these two smart, devoted people *both* have wandering eyes suddenly. I can't take that and Ryan and Marissa together too. :(
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I was boooored for the first at least 10 minutes of Alias. It's worrying when when the music comes on you suddenly sit up and go "Ooh! we hadn't had the titles yet!"

Jack is making me uncomfortable. He is showing a very dark side this season and so far we don't really know why, or which way he is swinging.

And as for Vaughn, yawwwwwn!

So we went nearly an entire episode without Nadia (and her scene was obviously nothing more than a contractual obligation) and nothing felt like it was missing. Nuff said.

Oh yeah, until you said that I hadn't noticed!!! I did recognise her voice before I saw her (the joys of a dodgy download) but then she was just another speaker, not a major character. This week was all about Sam!
And as for Vaughn, yawwwwwn!

Hey! Ok, sure, maybe his part this week was underdeveloped, but he still remains one of my TV boyfriends and I must defend his honor. :p

I'm kinda hoping that all this secretive stuff Jack is into has something to do with Irina. Yes, I remain optimistic that, Lena Olin or no, we'll see the character again.
I watched the entire episode and liked it. :) Too bad I missed all the "Will" seasons because I too found myself liking the POV of an innocent bystander. Please no more predictable "bad" Daddy's. Let Vaughn have the good dad. Jack is more and more interesting. Like a regular iceberg this guy is. And does Alias have the *longest* teaser of any television series or what?
The first two seasons of 'Alias' are still the best. I just loved the Will/Syd friendship and what happens after he gets drawn into her world. If you are ever so inclined, I'd recommend renting the DVDs.
Jason and I used to watch Alias religiously. I remember him actually being excited about new episodes... and he always amused me by shouting out the name of whatever country showed up on the screen. Now, he sleeps through it and tells me to go ahead and delete it off the TiVo when it's over.

I still like it, but I can see that it doesn't have the zing it used to. Kind of depressing.
I absolutely. Don't. Like. Nadia. Like you said, she doesn't bring anything to the show. Blegh.
Although, I do miss Rambaldi and his artefacts. And seriously, another nightclub? Come on! Even the writers knew it was ridiculous. I'm sure you can think of other places to send Sydney were she can dress different and slutty...and that remote-control-helicopter-thing. SO LAME With all the special effects that exist nowadays and the unique technological ideas the writers have come up with in the past... the execution of that 'targeting system' was B-movie at best. So disappointing.

The OC: I agree re - Sandy and Kirsten... I don't want to see their relationship get trashed b/c of infidelty, but I guess they need their drama somewhere and Billy Campbell is usually hot (I think he looks like crap right now - skinny and worn out - but maybe that's on purpose). About Seth trying to get M/R back together - personally, I don't think Summer speaks for the entire viewing audience, because I felt like Seth. I wanted them to get back together. I know it won't be easy, but I liked them together last year...so I was feeling a bond with Seth, not Summer. While, rationally, I know Summer is probably right - emotionally, I was rooting for Seth to make it happen. Still, agreed about the 'easy breakup' - that was pretty lame. And "it's on" - heh, I guess that's how the writers remember high school. Losers. LOL

-- Me



I'm sure you can think of other places to send Sydney were she can dress different and slutty.

Heck, send her to the grocery store or mall. Have the writers been out lately?

And let us not speak of the little toy helicopter EVER again. I was half expecting Dr Evil to jump out from behind some crates and demand one millllion dollars. :p

You're the one who wants Marissa and Ryan back together! You hear the rumors but you just can't believe they're true. Of course, I've seen posts discussing how Riley was Buffy's one twu love so anything is possible I suppose. Sorry, my Marissa hatred knows no bounds and I just started liking Ryan this season.
That's not to say I'm hating this season. I'm enjoying it far more than last. But the sense of urgency and high drama seems to be severly lacking and leaving me a little 'Meh' on it all.

This is also me, exactly. And as you know from my post, I also thought of Will--I think a lot of people did. And what makes this episode especially pale in comparison is how absolutely fantastic the episode where Will finds out about Sydney's double life is. Will's funhouse ride with the incredibly taciturn Jack, the nightclub shootup, the emergency disguise, Will gaping like an idiot the entire time--it was great stuff. And it had had almost a season of setup. No one-shot bland guy is going to be able to compare to that.

I was also not a fan of the Teeny Tiny Helicopter of Death. WTF was that?!
And what makes this episode especially pale in comparison is how absolutely fantastic the episode where Will finds out about Sydney's double life is. Will's funhouse ride with the incredibly taciturn Jack, the nightclub shootup, the emergency disguise, Will gaping like an idiot the entire time--it was great stuff. And it had had almost a season of setup.

You make me want to haul out my Alias DVDs now. But, I must finish Farscape first. ;) And let's not forget one of my favorite Will moments after he's rescued by Jack and we don't know how he is going to react. He just walks up to him, hugs him, and thanks him for saving his life. :)
Secondly, don't we have enough are they good/are they evil daddys on the show?

Didn't you know?

The J.J. Abrahms Production Bible has declared "sane families" anathema. The Holy Book of BS is quite clear on the subject. All mothers must be an Oedipus complex waiting to happen, all father's must have questionable morals, and all long lost siblings must be annoying as all fuck. And really, really pretty. Because dude, bad, americanized greek tragedy just can't work without really hot actors/actresses.

*nodes sagely*
::dies laughing::

Now I wonder if Joss has possession of the Continuity Bible? ;)