Asta 2

Driven to 'Distractions'

I need to thank the anonymous LJ folks who bestowed upon me two boxes of candy. You must know me fairly well since you didn’t go with the flowers. ;)

Last night I watched an episode of ‘Stargate: SG-1’. Why? I’m not exactly certain. It was the ep where Daniel Jackson comes back after pursuing other acting opportunitiesascending. (Why am I using his full name? Damn you T’ealc!) Anyway, Daniel comes back with amnesia and the process of regaining his memories begins. Of course, I should have known this wasn’t going to be wrapped up in an hour. More surprising than that though is that I went “Crap” when I saw “To Be Continued”. I’m finding it deeply disturbing that I cared, how this was to be resolved. Unfortunately, since I went shopping immediately after work tonight, I missed the conclusion. danceswithwords now more than ever I await your recaps. I believe you are still in the midst of Corin Nemic forgettable appearance though so I must wait. : (

In happier news, I just finished watching ‘House’ and…..OMG! My fandoms have collided! This warrants a

First, there was House in the towel. Hugh doesn’t exactly have Jamie’s physique, but he’s got nothing to be ashamed of. And, in this case, the water dripping off his body actually contributed to a plot point!

But the real ‘Oh, you’ve got to be kidding me moment!’ was when the escort/call girl/prostitute/whatever you wish to call her arrived. This is apparently how men who wallow in the angst and self-loathing choose to deal with their misery. House and Lee both screwed up dealing with important relationships and it haunts them. Both are seeking a physical release to forget their present situations. The key difference is House doesn’t want to connect, doesn’t really desire to feel, and seemingly can stop himself from doing so whereas Lee just can’t help himself from wanting more. I could probably do a whole post on comparing and contrasting the two. Do I want to? I’m not so sure. Anyway, I’m far too tired to do it tonight.

On to other things….

The coma patient is back! I now envision this guy making a miraculous recovery in the series finale.

Line in need of iconing – "You’re cramping my exits."

Image in need of iconing – House curled up under the glass table.

House cheated?! I was surprised by that…yet not. My assumption was that a guy so detail oriented, so obsessed with getting to the truth would want to get there himself. Then again, it seems like whatever he cheated on was something he deemed unimportant and a waste of his time. He’s not above taking short cuts when he can and he probably felt he could better focus his energy and intellect elsewhere.

Yet again, I adored Wilson. Why has RSL not been nominated for any awards? Amidst his humorous quips, there were, once again, some very keen insights. House creating the perfect lose/lose situation and being distracted by the physical pain, gives him less time to think about other things, in other words, Stacy. And it can’t be a coincidence that in addition the self induced migraine, we also didn’t see him pop any Vicodin.

Why is ‘House’ on at 8 pm EST Monday next week? Are we going to be forced to endure two hours of ‘American Idol’ instead?

Oh, where would one find screencaps for this past weeks BSG? I think I need knew a new pic up on my monitor at work and there were a few nice shots of Jamie in that ep. ;-)

Olympic observation: If looks counted in figure skating, this guy from France would definitely medal. :)
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More surprising than that though is that I went “Crap” when I saw “To Be Continued”. I’m finding it deeply disturbing that I cared, how this was to be resolved.

Ha! The thing about Stargate isn't that it's good, it's that it's CRACK. It's only a matter of time. Oh yes, my precious.
I'll be the one to argue that it was good early on: it was decent at building characterization (you know, when jack gave a fuck about his family), had really cool sets modeled out of Art History textbooks, and it didn't turn to shit until they started having so many fucking balls in the air (Ancients/ascendeds/asgard/replicators/Baal-clones/the trust/Ori: *most* of the parties included in that list are omnipotent in some way) that anything could possibly happen at any given time. So right now they're in total Deus Ex territory. And when that happens, it's impossible to give a fuck about what happens.
It sounds like 'Stargate' suffered the same fate as 'The X-Files' I sort of threw my hands up at that show even before DD left. Not only did the mythology become incredibly convaluted, they kept altering what had happened before. Samantha died. No, she lived. No, she's a clone. No, she died as a child and ascended to heaven and is better off than the rest of us. And how many differnet alien races were we fighting???
Yes, yes, I know you warned me. I just always get sucked in by the pretty men in tight tees with big guns...and arms on ocassion. ;-)
I have a soft spot for Nemic; hate the haters!

"This is apparently how men who wallow in the angst and self-loathing choose to deal with their misery."

This aspect of woobiehood is unforgivable to me and I wish TV writers would fucking cut it out already. Patriarchy isn't cute or poignant. I'm in the process of writing [er, at this stage, mentally composing] an article about this (to counter a Salon article from last year that missed the point: "gloomy-gus lonely dudes on TV are the new career women!") and was going to mention House before; the fact that his love of humiliating people is used as a seque into purchasing a woman as per Wilson's quip is too illustrative to pass up, even though I generally love the show.
I have a soft spot for Nemic

Me too! Me too! And a "me too" to your previous reply about the first few seasons.

The S1 ep where the blue icicle thingy turns into Jack's son? So moving. Where'd all that go?

The problem as time went by wasn't just all the balls in the air, but all the Jack that wasn't there. When you've got an established team of four and they're down to three + occasional Mama Soprano head-shots of the guy who'd rather be in Minnesota... it's not so fab.
As much as I like Ben Browder, enjoy seeing him on TV again, and think he's finally starting to click with his fellow cast members, I caught myself laughing out loud at some of RDA's lines in this ep and realized he really did add something to the show that's missing now. I can't really fault his decisions for leaving though.

I don't think Corin is bad, just from what I've seen of him he comes off as rather blah. But, like I said above, I'm not sure the show ever gave him much of a chance.
I have nothing against Corky (hey, I still think of him as Parker Lewis ;), I'm just going by what I've heard and it's not so much hate as disinterest. And from what I have seen the character doesn't wow me, but I'm not sure he was ever given a fair shot on the show.

the fact that his love of humiliating people is used as a seque into purchasing a woman as per Wilson's quip is too illustrative to pass up, even though I generally love the show.

Interesting point and I have to say it didn't occur to me. I was just getting over the shock of having just seen this scenerio play out recently on another show that I love. It's also telling that both shows used having sex for money as a hitting bottom moment for their characters. Though, I think there were far better ways to convey that point.
I can wank with the best of 'em, so bear with me. I thought of the cheating thing as sort of a looking at someone's paper in a testing situation. For House, I can see him being perverse enough to look at Weber's work just so he could prove to himself that Weber had the wrong answer. And as far as the hooker, heh, he was just doing what Wilson told him to do! Seriously, I was a little *meh* on that myself. And yeah, what's up with the no Vicodin? Maybe he's got so much pain that the big V won't even touch it now.
And yeah, what's up with the no Vicodin? Maybe he's got so much pain that the big V won't even touch it now.

I recall reading somewhere that the loss of Stacy would have unexpected affects on him and given the lack of him popping pills this week and the preview for next week, I'm wondering if it will take a physical toll on him as well as emotional.

I'm wondering what it says about me that when my TV boyfriends are hooking up with prostitutes I can rationalize their behavior? ;)

For House, I can see him being perverse enough to look at Weber's work just so he could prove to himself that Weber had the wrong answer.

That makes a lot of sense. And he kept referring to Weber as a snitch and tattle tale. So, it could have been a quick peak that Weber blew out of proportion and cost House quite a bit professionally.
I admire HL's portrayal and admire House's diagnostic brilliance. But I don't particularly "like" House the character.

I haven't decided yet whether I think cheating and rent-a-girl action are in or out of character, but one criterion I won't exercise is whether or not it makes me like the character any more or less. I don't. It won't.

(Can you tell that Greg House is getting on my nerves?)
(Can you tell that Greg House is getting on my nerves?)

:O

OK, if you start attacking Lee Adama, you're dead to me!

I'm not sure if House's turning to an escort is in or out of character either. Wilson and he have been making jokes about him utilizing the services of hookers since nearly the beginning of the show, but I always assumed it was just joking. Who knows now?
Why has RSL not been nominated for any awards?

This is the great mystery. His performance is not as showy as some actors out there, but he's such a brilliant foil for House, and he and Hugh play off each other so well.

Wasn't there an exchange between Wilson and House as to how he knew the other doctor was incomepetent, he said that the answer he tried to copy on that exam was wrong? :)