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Last post of the night, I swear. I'm going to bed. :)

I just finished watching Invasion and color me impressed. Shaun Cassidy looks to have created another creepy, ambiguous, well plotted drama. Hopefully it can survive longer than 'American Gothic'. The cast was likeable, the family dynamic believeable (OK, the cuteness factor with the little girl is a bit grating), and the mystery intriguing. I'm already suspicious of someone I don't think we're meant to be suspicous of. :)

Lost - I liked the teaser and the closing, but I was rather meh on the rest. I think the main problem is I really don't care about the characters all that much and in order for me to fall for a show I have to *love* the characters.
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I don't watch Lost, but I absolutely agree about having to love the characters.

Characters make a show for me. They can redeem poor plots if they're fabulous and on the flip side they can ruin the best plots, if they're bland.

It's not that I don't care about plot, cinematography, etc -- but for me, characters are the heart and soul of the show. If I don't identify and empathize strongly with at least one of the characters, I can't fully invest myself in the show.
::nods head vigorously in agreement::

If Mulder, John & Ayren, Spike, House, Apollo (The new one! :), etc didn't exist I would never have become so obssessed with the shows they appear in. And even good shows have bad episodes, yet because you have that character to focus on it can really help salvage what you are watching. No new show has really hooked me yet, but none of the others I referenced did so right away either. I still have hope. :)
I missed Invasion, but from the reviews I've seen I shouldn't have. Will it be difficult to pick it up next week?

As for Lost, It was okay; I could not stop laughing at Jack's awful wig in the flashbacks, so that was something worthwhile :) I have a cursury interest in why Desmond is down in the hatch, so I'll keep watching. And for Sayid ;)
I don't think it will be hard to pick up next week. They only just started hinting at what might be up. And I think the season is to take place over the course of a month so the story should progress realtively slowly.
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Thanks, I will be sure to check it out next week :)
Re Invasion, I found it positively watchable. I was particularly impressed by little Rose not triggering my too-cute-kid-actor gag reflex even once. If I remember it's on and have nothing else better to do, I'll definitely tune in. Considering how dis-interested I've become in most TV, that's an enthusiastic review.

Now about this Shaun Cassidy - I was wondering: that's not the teeny bopper idol of the '70s guy, is it?

I thought the Lost Teaser was amazing. I enjoyed the whole episode but the Teaser out-shined all that came after.
I was just thinking about you the other day. I've been a bad Buffy fan lately and I've lost touch with folks. :(

I'm glad you enjoyed 'Invasion'. I really don't have that many shows I'm addicted to any longer. Obviously, 'Galactica' and now 'House' that it is back.

Yes this Shaun Cassidy is *that* Shaun Cassidy. I'm not sure what he's been up to the last several years. The last show of his I watched (and adored) was 'American Gothic'.

I was talking to someone about 'Lost' earlier and it suddenly dawned on us that the underground lair was very late 70's, yet the guy Jack recognized he could have only met a few years ago. Hopefully, we'll get answers next week.
Well, that'll teach me to be too much in a hurry to preview before submitting (tsk, tsk, deborah).

as just thinking about you the other day. I've been a bad Buffy fan lately and I've lost touch with folks. :(

Not to worry. I haven't talked Buffy (canon) for a while. Still keeping up with and occasionally discussing James' public goings on, and still a certified, card-carrying Spuffy fic whore addict connoisseur, but other than that my LJ/online presence has been consumed by Katrina pet recovery and other news for a while.

I'm glad you enjoyed 'Invasion'. I really don't have that many shows I'm addicted to any longer. Obviously, 'Galactica' and now 'House' that it is back.

As I said, TV doesn't hold my attention much anymore; I can pretty much take it or leave it. Mostly I leave it. Granted, I've deliberately ignored all enthusiastic praise I've heard for some shows; e.g., Galactica and Farscape(?), because I've been afraid to give them the chance to get their claws into me. I'm not really anxious to get sucked to another TV show. The kind of passion I had for Buffy (still have, but I'm not under the pressure to keep up with new shows anymore) is demanding and draining. They canceled my American Dreams, so Lost will do me just fine. And of course Smallville, which I am not excited about but certainly will give a try for JM's presence. Deadwood I'm hoping my boss will tape for me again, although he's made no promises. I may have to wait a year for the DVD.


Yes this Shaun Cassidy is *that* Shaun Cassidy. I'm not sure what he's been up to the last several years. The last show of his I watched (and adored) was 'American Gothic'.

(scratches head) Who woulda thunk?


I was talking to someone about 'Lost' earlier and it suddenly dawned on us that the underground lair was very late 70's, yet the guy Jack recognized he could have only met a few years ago. Hopefully, we'll get answers next week.

Ha! Good catch. Hopefully we'll know next week, but it appears as if next week's show will be focusing on the raft folks.

Gotta go finish getting ready for work - on my way to being late again.




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I swore after Buffy, no more addictive TV and then I tried 'House'. And then I was convinced by a friend to give 'Galactica' a chance because it was *really* good. Damn her! ;) It's like crack. And Jamie Bamber is far too pretty to turn off. :)

Good for you for reclaiming some of your life and helping all those pets! :)
Invasion was way past my bedtime, plus, after reading Mir's Misogny-R-Us on this season's TV article that featured it semi-prominantly, I didn't need much of an excuse to avoid it. I'm kinda hoping that most of the shows this year cannibalize each other (invasion>threshold>surface and supernatural>ghostwhisperer) to protect my returning favorites like the 4400 that might be on the chopping block due to the current deluge of sci-fi.

I'm mostly just pissed that I lost Carnivale to Rome, which bores the fuck out of me. And I've studied Mediterranean Archaelogy for 7+ years now, so it's not like I don't have a soft spot for the subject matter.
I didn't read Mir's post on the current state of the TV season though I am getting a little disturbed about the violence I'm seeing against women in a lot of the crime genre series. But, honestly, I can't recall anything on 'Invasion' being mysoginistic. Perhaps there is something in an upcoming ep, but nothing in the premiere.

I've been watching 'Rome' and I don't think I've reached boredom levels though I can't say that I've been wowed by it. Of course, I compare these types of shows to 'I, Claudius' which I loved. And the thing I enjoyed most about that was the political intrigues. With 'Rome' I actually have a hard time following it amongst the sex, violence, and marital woes.