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'Life of the Party' Thoughts

But, first....tonight's Survivor? Best.Episode.EVER.

Now, that's what I call drama! Talk about screwing people over. :) And I don't think I've ever seen Jeff that disgusted with a player before (surprisingly I'm refering to Osten and not Jon). Speaking of which, what the Hell is he still doing there?! I can't stand watching that asshole for 42 minutes let along living in isolated conditions with him for weeks on end. I hate violence but I was actually hoping Rupert would take a swing at him.

OK, now on to

I'm sure many of you will not be shocked to find my reaction to be one of "Eh". I basically sat there thinking "Hey, it's Something Blue, only not nearly as funny". Even the gang's discovery as to Lorne's responsibility for it all played out nearly the same.

It had it's moments. I actually enjoyed DB's performance quite a bit. And I had no problem with he and Eve having sex, but what UST is Lorne talking about? Sorry, these two really don't have any chemistry (at least of the romantic sort). I might have been able to by it if this episode had taken place later in the season and there had been more interaction between Angel and Eve and a more developed relationship. Isn't this only her third episode? And the shower scene just seemed ridiculous.

OK, I said it before, I'm saying it again - Knox is evil. That plus they are practically hitting us over the head with the Fred/Knox relationship early in the season means it won't develop into anything serious.

Wes is still obviously crazy about her and will be seething with jealousy/wearing his heart on his sleeve for some time to come. Sure, she just wants to be friends now, but that doesn't mean that it can't turn into more in the future.

BTW, more evidence that the mind wipe may go beyond erasing memories of Conner...considering Wes' excitement over Fred's mention of becoming closer and Fred seeming rather oblivious to his intentions I'm thinking that neither recall the kiss from last year. Sigh. I'm going to be very bummed to find out that Wes has no recollection of his relationship with Lilah either.

writteninstars, you were oh-so-right about the face. James should never, ever, make it again. Forget it being un-Spikelike, that's just a face no actor/character should ever make.

Who the Hell came up with Lorne's subconcious manifesting as the Hulk? The movie sucked people. We don't need a 'tribute'.

And to dig deep for a moment, when W&H agreed to remove Lorne's sleep, why didn't they mention the nasty side effects for an empath? I find it hard to believe it was an oversight, especially since the book was right there.

I feel as if I'm missing something to complain about, but it's time for bed now.
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writteninstars, you were oh-so-right

Let's just leave it like this. It looks so pretty. ;-)

Seriously, I have to keep going to look at the pictures lynnb sent us to mind-wipe that facial expression of his from my own mind. Gah! Look at pretty pictures and breathe out, Crystal.

I am *so* tired, but I need to stay up a while longer so that I can sleep later tomorrow. Unfortunately, I have to work 4-midnight and if I wake up at 7:30am (as per usual on days I don't have to go in at 8am), I will be the walking dead by midnight. Just in case you were wondering why I am up so late for me these days.

I signed into MSN for a little while, but no one was around. *sniff* I taped Tru Calling. I think I might go watch it now. Don't you love how I'm spamming your LJ with sleep-deprived ramblings? Yes, you do.
Would this be the strange Snoopy face, squished into something like a smile and upturned? Because yikes.

And that's pretty much all I have to say about that. :-)
Those are some *great* pictures. Those could maybe even gouge c/c out of my mind if I looked at them long enough.
Ack! Now I have to go look at the pictures some more to take that image from my head. What a chore! Here, here, pretty James. That lovely coat. ::dies a little...in a good way::
I always love your ramblings, sleep deprived or otherwise. :) I never really question your late hours. I just figure either your not working the following day or working late...or drunk. ;)

I was only online for about an hour last night. Caught up on e-mail and LJ, posted my thoughts and still went to bed later than I wanted to. It doesn't look like I'll get to talk to you tonight either. Waahhhhh!

And thanks for the link to the pretty pictures of James again. I need to mind wipe those horrible facial expressions from my mind. Still, not as bad as that image of Conner and Cordy I still have. :(
Awwww, my poor Wisikins. I wish I could do something to entertain you. I have no pretty pictures of James to offer today. But, FX is running a Buffy marathon right now. Maybe it will relax you enough to doze off for awhile more. :)
Who the Hell came up with Lorne's subconcious manifesting as the Hulk? The movie sucked people. We don't need a 'tribute'.

I forgot to "amen" this part. I enjoyed the episode, was entertained, yada yada; however, this Hulk business was very much not good. Oooh. Which, hey, makes it very much like the movie.
I'm finding it impossible to be objective in my AtS opinion. I'm so much in the throes of my newly rekindled crush on Angel I enjoy the episodes whatever else goes on. And he even had improved hair, or at least, it seemed that way to me. :)

I think I felt a bit like I did after Him, that what had the potential for a rich, funny, even poignant episode wasn't mined nearly as much as it ought to have been.

I actually enjoyed DB's performance quite a bit.

So did I. He really seems to have come into his own this series. I love him as the boss of W&H. And I love this kind of moral turmoil he's in, and the way he's only just managing to keep it together.

And the "I'm brooding" scene was just brilliant. I love it when Angel sends himself up.

these two really don't have any chemistry

You know, I think they do, in a way. But it's the kind of chemistry you get between two people who don't give very much away - two people who aren't prepared to let each other in on an emotional level, but have a mutual understanding that there's a pertnership there. I have to say, I'm starting to enjoy their scenes together.

Knox is evil

Not any more than he pretends to be, I don't think. Hee! I know everyone's sure he's evil, but I'm keeping the Knox faith. I think he may just be corrupt and shallow. Which won't do for Fred at all, of course.

I'm going to be very bummed to find out that Wes has no recollection of his relationship with Lilah either.

Ah, but there's a signed dollar bill in his wallet that says otherwise. I'm hoping. :) Seriously, of all the things that break my heart about this post-mindwipe Wesley, and indeed this series of Angel, it's the Wes/Lilah story that I miss most.

Definitely to the no-with-the-face...what was he thinking? And I'd pretty much agree with your other objections too. Still, I liked the episode. Well, sort of. :)
He really seems to have come into his own this series. I love him as the boss of W&H. And I love this kind of moral turmoil he's in, and the way he's only just managing to keep it together.

Totally agree with you on that point. I think we are seeing some of DB's best work this season. And is it a coincidence that this is happening as James joined the cast? That's not a slam to the other actors who do some marvelous work (AD especially). I just think adding James/Spike to the mix has allowed David/Angel to explore new aspects of his character. I don't think I've liked him this much since his Angelus days on Buffy.

I'm also starting to find the Angel/Eve scenes interesting. They definitely have a very comfortable working dynamic. I just felt that Lorne mentioning UST at this point in the season was forced and without much basis. Give it some more time and I may buy it.

I know everyone's sure he's evil, but I'm keeping the Knox faith. I think he may just be corrupt and shallow. Which won't do for Fred at all, of course.

Nope, he's evil. Eeeevvvill, I tell you! ;)

Ah, but there's a signed dollar bill in his wallet that says otherwise. I'm hoping.

OMG, please let this be true. :) I didn't even think about the dollar bill. What if it's that little detail that makes Wes remember - everything. And what if it's only Wes that remembers and he confronts Angel who asks him to share the burden of his secret? Ohhh, I'm really liking this thought. Anna you must go write for Angel, now.

Seriously, of all the things that break my heart about this post-mindwipe Wesley, and indeed this series of Angel, it's the Wes/Lilah story that I miss most.

I concur. I miss those two crazy kids. :(

And I don't think I've ever seen Jeff that disgusted with a player before (surprisingly I'm refering to Osten and not Jon).

Absolutely. I love Jeff. I don't know why, but I do. And I thought it was about time someone put Osten in his place. He's acted like a wimp from the moment he got to the island and I can't say I'm sad to see him go.

Speaking of which, what the Hell is he still doing there?! I can't stand watching that asshole for 42 minutes let along living in isolated conditions with him for weeks on end. I hate violence but I was actually hoping Rupert would take a swing at him.

Again, absolutely. I didn't feel any great love for Shawn but how can these people stand to have Jon around any longer? He is possibly the most annoying contestant ever to grace the game. I want to smack him - move over Rupert!

And as for that Outcast twist, I can only say "Wow." If I was on Drake or Morgan I would have been highly pissed. I wonder whose coming back?
Absolutely. I love Jeff. I don't know why, but I do. And I thought it was about time someone put Osten in his place. He's acted like a wimp from the moment he got to the island and I can't say I'm sad to see him go.

I love Jeff too. Probably because he isn't afraid to say what the audiance is thinking. :) Plus, he's rather easy on the eyes. ;)

I think the reason Osten's behavior and actions is pissing people off is because he took someone else's place. Someone who probably would not have given up like he did. His comment about intending to stay in the game only as long as he could leads me to believe he never even considered going all the way in this game.
I think the reason Osten's behavior and actions is pissing people off is because he took someone else's place. Someone who probably would not have given up like he did. His comment about intending to stay in the game only as long as he could leads me to believe he never even considered going all the way in this game.

Thank you!! That's exactly what I thought when I was watching last night. He took up a space from some one that would have been truly into the game. Remember he wanted out day 5. It's not like he's even suffering all that much. Every bone in his body hurts? Tough! So does everyone else's. How about previous Survivors where some tribe members were dehydrated and physically ill? Last week when Christie of Drake held the same weight Osten did only longer proved he just wasn't interested. Jeff rocks! He certainly was the most disgusted I've ever seen him. I love how he calls them all on their crap. The voice for the audience.

I cannot stand Jon that little skinny-assed weasil and was *hoping* Rupert snapped his scrawny annoying neck and used him for bait. I'm pretty sure if a jury was shown the series footage, Rupert would get off easily and possibly have a parade thrown in his honor.

This is the best season of Survivor ever, IMO!

On to Angel. I liked Life fo the Party. Totally agree with WIS on Lorne the Hulk. Not good. It looked really, really bad. I agree with everyone who is saying DB is really coming into his own this season. It's fun to watch. I would also agree the adding of JM/Spike has a lot to do with it, no offense to the other equally stellar cast members. Like Joss said, Angel needs some grit in his life, there's been too much of the good guys all agreeing with him. Enter Spike, a/k./a as the grit in his shoe, the grizzle in his teeth, the thorne in his...well, you get the idea. ;)

Not sure I remember this face JM made, so perhaps that's lucky? Don't anyone remind me!
The first thing that struck me in the ep was that David got a haircut, and it's a big improvement over the Tony Soprano hair he had in the few two eps :) He looks more like Angel now - Angel with a moral dilemma, which makes him interesting.

This ep was light as air, entertaining and frothy, and I enjoyed it. I was tempted to compare it to Something Blue, but you can't really compare the two shows. BtVS was always a combination drama/horror/farce/comedy show, while Angel is more film noir, which makes it a bit more difficult to slip in the comedy and farce, but they did it well enough here.

I have a feeling the mind wipe is going to hit the fan before the season is out - and what fun that will be ;)
It occured to me last night after, finally!, getting to see Lorne for longer than thirty seconds, that he looked different too. It seems his haircut is a bit different as well. Plus, I think AH may have lost some weight.
You know, Cindy and I noticed that too. We were wondering if he had really lost weight, or if it was just that he was wearing an open collar shirt where before he would wear suits and ties and closed collar dress shirts. He did look thin. And I thought his hair looked a little different too, spikier, more Angel-like.
James made a face that he ought never to make again? And I didn't notice?

I didn't notice. At no point did I ever think, well, jeebus, don't do that again, buster.

I will go back and look.

I think the Hulk image is fine. It's the kind of thing your mind would create, like made out of a nightmare. Nightmares are often clumsy and ridiculous. But then I also liked Mr. Shark and his baby-seal breath.
It's the face he makes when he goes up to Lorne, Wes, and Fred to tell them what a great party it was. He kinda reminds me of a mouse sniffing for cheese. It disturbed me.

See, Mr Shark didn't bother me because when I thought about it I went "Oh, so that's where the term 'loan shark' came from". ;)