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So, in my continued effort to placate writteninstars see what all the fuss is about with Veronica Mars, I watched again tonight. What's considered the worst ep of the season? Tonight was 'Veronica and Betty' and I was bored throughout. No Logan. Icky romance. And a parrot. For those not in the know, the romance and parrot are unrelated.

I successfully taped 'Horatio Hornblower' earlier today. Due to work and travel aggrevations, I wasn't really in the mood to watch it tonight. I did catch the last half hour as it finshed taping. Now, in that Jamie looked twelve. ;) And I am much amused by the flirtation between Horatio and the very attractive, older Duchess. I'm only hoping the whole parole thing isn't the only thing Ron Moore borrowed from these films. Thursday and Friday, 'Mutiny' and 'Retribution' are being shown. I think I'll save them all for a weekend marathon.
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Okay, yeah, "Betty and Veronica" isn't one of the better episodes. It's one of those which is fun if you know the characters well, but is pretty weak otherwise. On the plus side, I rather liked next week's "Kanes and Abel's", and then the rest of the season is *fabulous*.

(And a big YAY to you for giving it a chance! I'm duly impressed.)

BTW, my earlier comment? Totally not designed to indoctrinate you. Promise. ;)
I believe I saw the last four episodes of the season, so I'm nearing the caught up point. I will try watching the season finale again, but I really didn't like it the first time around. Though, I'm relieved the Who Killed Lily Kane? portion of the series is over.
Heh, yeah. That wasn't much of an episode. Probably in the bottom 3, and only good as character stuff, really.

Icky romance. And a parrot. For those not in the know, the romance and parrot are unrelated.

*snickers* But what if they were?:)
What they said. When I looked online this morning and saw this was the ep playing tonight, I *almost* decided not to watch. I mean, no Logan, basketball, school pride, a goat and a parrot? Bleh. I've seen that episode three times now and will *probably* never watch it again...until October 11 when the DVDs come out, natch. ;-)

I really think that one is my least favorite. I should have called you and told you not to bother tonight. Bad Crystal.

But! As our dear alanna said, next week is a good episode and after that, it's "let the good excrutiating and awkward, hot and cold times roll, baby. :-)
I mean, no Logan, basketball, school pride, a goat and a parrot?

Add a covered wagon and the Millenium Falcon and you've got a winner!

*runs*
Oh god, the school mascot episode. It has its charming character moments, but it's definitely on the bottom rung for the season.

For the record, I no longer think Jamie Bamber looks like he's 12. He looks like he's at least 16. It's probably the blood and the bruises--they have an aging effect.
Am I the only person who thinks he looks 32? And amazing 32, but I see him looking his age. Of course, upon closer inspection next month, I'll let you know for sure.
And I am much amused by the flirtation between Horatio and the very attractive, older Duchess. I'm only hoping the whole parole thing isn't the only thing Ron Moore borrowed from these films.

The image of Roslin teaching Lee about 'conversation' has me giggling madly.

I don't think Archie looks 12, as such, but I keep being amazed just how different he is (and looks!) from Lee. I mean, I know they're both played by Jamie Bamber, but that knowledge totally goes phfft... when I watch either show. (Or, as I haven't watched HH in a while, a HH vid.)
I understand what you're saying. You can definitely tell it's Jamie, but the evolution is quite impressive. I'll be curious to see how he looks in the next batch of HH films. I think 'Ghost Rig' was shot shortly thereafter and he looks much more like he does today. Actually, a little 'bulkier'.
Archie is adorable. Apollo is hot. They are, for the most part, completely separate in my mind (except for the fact that they're both mutineers, which will probably not spoil you since you mentioned the name "Mutiny"). And I think that's one of the things that gets me about Jamie Bamber--he's so frakking cute, but then he turns around and he's unbelievably hot, and it's a pretty devastating combination.

Ahem. Fangirl moment, there, sorry. ;)

I'll be really anxious to hear what you think of HH, though. SDW and I initially started watching for the Bambino, but I found myself surprisingly interested in Horatio, too, and in the story as a whole. The narrative structure in the first few installments is pretty crappy, but they do improve as they go on, and by the time you get to "Mutiny" and "Retribution" (and even "The Duchess and the Devil") you're in for some very fine entertainment, IMO. Plus, we watched the "behind the scenes" thing awhile back, and the scenes on the Indefatigable? They built a whole actual historically accurate ship to film on for that. So amazing.
And I think that's one of the things that gets me about Jamie Bamber--he's so frakking cute, but then he turns around and he's unbelievably hot, and it's a pretty devastating combination.

Amen sister. ;-) And I see them as completely seperate as well. It's not just the physical appearance, but from the bit of his acting I saw you can tell he's not a limited actor only capable of playing one role over and over again. Heck, I even got that from 'Ghost Rig'. ;)

I actually saw two HH movies when they originally aired, the 'Duchess' being one of them. They just never were able to hold my interest. Now that I have someone in them to keep my eyes glued to the screen, we'll see if can appreciate them more. I'll definitely post some thoughts after I've watched all three.
She is slightly disturbing, isn't she? Eps that she can't stand will receive at least two viewings and if she likes one then stand back! Ask her how many times she's seen "An Echolls Family Christmas." ;)

Tuesday night I had to help her through the trauma of removing one of her icons so she could put a new one into rotation. Since she had approximately 20 Veronica Mars icons, it was decided that it would make the most sense to replace one of those. We examined each one and she gave her reasons for why it had to stay. I am happy to report that she did eventually let one go. Of course, it was just a picture of Logan's car, but I considered it a major accomplishment.
OK, and I thought I could be a little obsessive. I bow to the queen. My only regret is that you weren't able to get pictures of this.
Watching the HH movies all at once is a good idea, you get to see the character's progression - Mutiny and Retrobution were filmed several years after the original four films, so it's much better to be able to see them all close together. There is one film after Dutchess and the Devil called The Wrong War that is interesting, and good Archie scenes. If it isn't shone, I would be glad to copy it for you.
Thanks for the offer. I'm trying to figure out how the Biography channel is choosing to show these films. I know one ran last Wednesday (it was an early one that JB didn't appear in), but they're showing three this week. I'm sure I'll catch them all eventually. If I can't wait, I'll let you know. ;-)
There's some weirdly spiteful part of myself (as opposed to the not insignificant "rational and just" spiteful side of me, I guess!) that is somehow thrilled to hear Bamber-talk dominating a discussion about HH. Mostly because I've always thought Ioan Gruffudd is an ass.
Ha! Well, I can't really judge Ioan at this point because a) I haven't sat down to watch the films yet and b) I know squat about the guy other than it took me about two years to fugure out how to pronounce his name. It goes without saying that I'm going into watching these with a focus on JB, but I am trying to keep an open mind about the subject matter. They really couldn't hold my interest the first time around, but now with an interest in one of the stars.....Hopefully, I'll be able to post some thoughts on the films by Sunday, assuming I still don't have 'Galactica' on the brain.