The First Evil (asta77) wrote,
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'Drive' Bye and the Weekend TV Wrap Up

I hope people enjoy Drive and for Nathan and Tim's sake I hope they have a hit, but the show is not for me. Putting aside some writing issues I have, my big problem is that I have a big problem with reckless drivers. So watching a show where innocent bystanders can get hurt and killed is not entertaining to me.

In other car related show news, I watched Doctor Who this afternoon.

Again, I wasn't wowed by this ep (Dear David, PLEASE STOP SHOUTING), but it was worth watching just for the statement "They've got to be on your friends list." Hee!

I also liked how the decades long traffic jam and giant crabs were two separate problems. Though, they never really resolved what they were going to do with the giant crabs.

I still like Martha, but her crushing so hard, so fast on the Doctor is troublesome to me. At least she showed a little be of insight in seeing that he may not want her in a romantic sense, but he needs someone in his life.

Was The Face of Bao (sp) referring to Martha when he told the Doctor he was not alone or is he not the last Time Lord?

The whole Bliss patch thing going horribly wrong and causing a mutation leading to people dying on the spot? OK, someone watched Serenity.

I had no problem with the inter-species marriage, but the idea that the wife gave birth to kittens, no matter how cute, was a bit squicky.

I was going to link to my post for SG1's 'The Quest Pt2' back when I watched it in January, but apparently I didn't post!

SG1 does achieve moments of greatness and Cam's speech to Vala would qualify as one. Thinking back, the team has always been less concerned with their own welfare than those of their teammates. And they haven't dealt well when one of them has been lost or presumed lost. What is most difficult is having to risk the life of another for a mission - putting your comrades, your friends, in danger. And as the team leader it is even worse since the risk comes after you give the order. Vala can't stand by and watch Daniel be hurt, but this is what being part of the team means, making sacrifices.

Another favorite moment was the naming of the dragon. Hee! I loved Vala's reaction when Cam went with her pick of Daryl.

Baal is like the best Goa'uld ever. He is actually a fully formed character with layers and not just a fashion disaster or cartoony CGI creation.

Jack's snark makes everything better especially when RDA is putting some effort into it. And I can't believe he did that underwater sequence! That was pretty cool.

As danceswithwords pointed out, it's a little difficult to believe that one of Rodney's plans worked. Then again, for Plan B to work all the other plans had to fail so perhaps there is some logic to all of it.

I also caught Exposition Jane. My ironic renaming since with all explaining they did they told us nothing. I have no clue what the plot or point was suppose to be. I'm guessing the shows bible was written in pencil and rewritten to the point the paper got all smudgy and they could no longer read what was on the page. In case you haven't deduced I found the show to be crap. You know how in film you might say 'It's Phantom Menace bad' well for TV shows I'm using 'It's Painkiller Jane bad.' Oh, and while I will readily admit that government agents can be incompetent, the opening sequence of events was laughable.

I downloaded the first ep of Dexter months ago and finally watched it today. I'm not sure how I feel about it. Parts of it I find intriguing, but I'm not sure I can muster up much sympathy for Dexter. Sociopaths are a hard cell as quasi-heroes. I think I'll download a couple more eps before making a definitive decision.

I'm off to Chicago on Thursday and not returning until Monday. If you don't see me post it's because I'm on an actual mini break and not an LJ one. ;)
Tags: doctor who s3, stargate s10, tv_musings
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