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September 14th, 2007 (11:32 am)

I used to have an LJ around here. *grin* So, we're just about halfway through September already, and hopefully things will start to settle down into a more regular routine, with frequent updating of this LJ once more. I hope. :P

And just in time for the fall tv downloads to start. :) That'll definitely be Dexter and Heroes to start with. Anything else good coming up that you recommend? That I really, really should be watching? Hit me, and I promise to at least try an episode. (*)

(*. Disclaimer - don't even think about suggesting Flash Gordan. I lasted 7 minutes of that rubbish)

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Posted by: Jason Grey (foenix)
Posted at: September 14th, 2007 11:12 am (UTC)
Millennium

Hmm, I believe I'm the only person that doesn't loathe the new Flash. ;)

I'm looking forward to Journeyman and Bionic Woman.

Speaking of, did you watch Jekyll?

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: September 17th, 2007 09:26 am (UTC)
Which show [icon-lowdownbeat]

The only way I can see you not loathing it is to assume you haven't seen it yet. Thus you will soon loathe it. :P Bionic Woman I'll probably check out. But I know not this Journeyman...

Jekyll was very very good for the first three eps that I did see. Unfortunately, sheduling conflicts stopped me from watching the second half. *stares over at mininova contemplatively*

Posted by: Jason Grey (foenix)
Posted at: September 17th, 2007 09:30 am (UTC)

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: September 17th, 2007 09:33 am (UTC)

Posted by: Jason Grey (foenix)
Posted at: September 17th, 2007 09:36 am (UTC)

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: September 17th, 2007 09:42 am (UTC)

Posted by: Jason Grey (foenix)
Posted at: September 17th, 2007 09:44 am (UTC)

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: September 17th, 2007 09:53 am (UTC)

Posted by: Jason Grey (foenix)
Posted at: September 17th, 2007 09:56 am (UTC)

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: September 17th, 2007 10:01 am (UTC)

Posted by: The Tart In The Tiara (ink_addict)
Posted at: September 14th, 2007 11:34 am (UTC)
Claire

Rumor has it the Bionic Woman is supposed to be really good. Of course, not 100% sure but it's worth a look. Methinks the lead is a Brit too. I cannot wait for Heroes, like woah. I'm still telling myself NOT to write the Claire Peter (horribly incestual I know) fanfic that keeps presenting itself to me.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: September 17th, 2007 09:39 am (UTC)
BSG Starbuck Frak!

Yeah, you've helped talk me into at least trying that Bionic Woman. Michelle Ryan is quite tasty, though I assure you that had nothing to do with it. Right.

And Claire/Peter? Dudette, given the sheer chemistry there between them, I'd be surprised if people hadn't! The only chemistry on Heroes that rivals it is Nathan/Peter!!

Posted by: uninvitedCat (uninvitedcat)
Posted at: September 14th, 2007 12:09 pm (UTC)

I keep eyeing up Dexter in a slightly-uncertain fashion. Lemme know what you think?

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: September 17th, 2007 09:48 am (UTC)
Serenity - River with sword

I love Dexter to an almost unhealthy degree considering it's a show where the main character is a serial killer. And you will end up cheering him on.

The show is so damn well written, well acted and full of several twists and turns I never saw coming. I strongly recommend it to anyone.

Posted by: uninvitedCat (uninvitedcat)
Posted at: September 18th, 2007 06:06 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Anne (norwegianne)
Posted at: September 14th, 2007 01:17 pm (UTC)
zoe carter

BuzzSugar has a review guide over the pilots of the new series that are coming out. http://buzzsugar.com/tags/2007+pilot+watch It might give you an idea over what's coming.

Personally I think Eureka is a nice little show. It's kind of growing on me.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: September 17th, 2007 09:49 am (UTC)
Ciao_spike_and_dru

Eureka is tempting, but I really want to try an earlier ep to test it out. *kicks torrent of pilot*

Thanks for the link!

Posted by: Anne (norwegianne)
Posted at: September 17th, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Drake (d_tepes)
Posted at: September 14th, 2007 01:26 pm (UTC)
Eureka - Archimedes

I'll try and rec something that hasn't already been said. :)

Well, first off, "Eureka" which is in it's second season right now, more than half through. I love it, I pimp it and it's my latest obsession (well, it and G-Spin on "General Hospital"). That's the only non-new show I'll pimp ('cause catching up most times is a pain).

Let's see...
Chuck looks to be a good show, I saw the first ep and it was fun. Very Jake 2.0 except the "hot girl" around him is a spy and knows she's hot. Plus, Adam Baldwin... So... :)

Reaper is directed by Kevin Smith. Alas, it is doomed to one season as it has Tyler Labine in it who kills series like D.B. Sweeney does. It's pretty much "Brimstone" with a slacker. Though some say it's Ghost Rider meets Clerks, but really, is there a difference? I'd say this appeals to fans of Sci-Fi's "The Chronicle" and "Invisible Man" from what I've seen, so if you like them try it and if not then try it anyway and hate me later. ;) Besides, Ray Wise plays the Devil. I'll be doing a Twin Peaks geek dance all over the place and wondering where BOB is.

Pushing Daisies is getting pimped by a lot of people. I've seen the first episode and it was definitely deserving of the attention. Quirky and fun and visually it was definitely wow. Plus it has attractive women in it, so... I'm easy. :)

Life is, I believe, going to be a bit of a sleeper hit. I hope it's a hit, anyway. Premise is simple, cop is sent to jail for twelve years and is then proven innocent and receives a major settlement from the government and his old job (or one with a promotion, not sure) back with the police force. He's now rich as can be and given a new partner who is basically being punished by being saddled with him. Twelve years in jail definitely left some (mental) scars on him, but he's nutty in the good and fun way so far. Added in that he's covertly investigating who set him up and stole his life.

There are other new shows I'll be watching, but they're ones I'm not quite comfortable recommending as they stray into the "Drake's taste sucks, dear god, run!" area of my oddness.

Though, of those I intend to watch (well, download really, I love Usenet) there are two I am actively discouraging people from watching:

New Amsterdam doesn't actually look that bad overall, but it seems to be a fairly blatant rip-off of a novel. The author isn't really willing to fight it as it'd probably cost more to fight than he'd win and he'd rather spend the time with his grandkids. The premise basically is, a guy saves a Native American princess from being killed and is gravely injured in doing so. She saves him and gives him (near) immortality. He'll live forever... until he finds The One (twue wuv, twue wuv) at which time his heart will start beating again (or will give a beat to know she's near) and snores Huh, oh, sorry. And he passes his time as a cop in NYC.

Moonlight is... It's "Angel" and "Forever Knight". Actually it is an outright remake of FK. However it seems to have a nice cast (Jason Dorhing of Veronica Mars and hotties Shannyn Sossamon and Sophia Myles) with the exception of the main lead (doh!) who is pretty much, uh, unknown to me. Too many rehashings, gah.

Though take this all in with the knowledge that my taste in... everything is questionable at best. At worse it's demented and sick and often incompatible with most mammals.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: September 17th, 2007 10:03 am (UTC)

That's.... quite a lot to look into.

Eureka though is definitely climbing up the list to 'will definitely check out' territory.

Posted by: Drake (d_tepes)
Posted at: September 17th, 2007 01:19 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: September 21st, 2007 12:24 am (UTC)

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Posted at: September 21st, 2007 03:35 am (UTC)

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Posted at: September 21st, 2007 09:03 am (UTC)

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Posted at: September 22nd, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Brendan (brendanm720)
Posted at: September 14th, 2007 02:13 pm (UTC)
Airplane! - Jive Lady

If you're not already watching "Eureka", grab the first season right now, and then grab the second season. We're about 1/2 way through the second season already, so you've got some stuff to watch.

Quick Synopsis: A US Marshall is assigned as the Sheriff of a small town that is home to a scientific think-tank. Wacky mostly plausable science-fiction wackiness ensues. (My favorite line of Jack's is "If I have to come back out here, I'm bringing a weedwacker and a flame thrower.")

My Veronica Mars replacement is a show called "Burn Notice". We're almost done with the first season, but it's worth a watch. It's about a CIA agent who gets burned (i.e. sacked) and he's stuck in Miami doing odd spy jobs until he finds out who burned him and why. He's assisted by his ex (an ex-IRA operative), and an old semi-retired spy friend (Bruce Campbell... 'Nuff said) who's reporting on him to the FBI. You see his mom every now and again, and she's pretty handy with a shotgun when she has to be.


As for Flash Gordon... I forced myself to watch the first episode. Luckily, I was doing a scene for culpaepatria at the time and I didn't start bleeding from the eyes.

Speaking of Downloads... Have you heard when Torchwood is starting back up? [Fires up Newsbin]

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: September 17th, 2007 09:59 am (UTC)
Boromir shiny

Torchwood (now with added Martha!) starts up in Jan over here, so a slight wait there. Sowwy about Flash, but at least you lasted longer than I did. Shame, cos I love Flash Gordon as a concept.

Burn Notice has been resisted so far, due to it sounding completely like a Desolation Jones rip-off, but Bruce Campbell....

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: September 14th, 2007 02:59 pm (UTC)

Wait, who are you? :P

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: September 17th, 2007 10:02 am (UTC)

*glares*

Posted by: Charlotte (dharkapparition)
Posted at: September 14th, 2007 07:03 pm (UTC)

I've just been sucked into the world of Jericho. I was reluctant at first, but now, after watching the entire first season via the CBS website, i can't wait for the new one to start.

I've been eyeing Jeckyll, but I have too much on my plate as it is.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: September 17th, 2007 09:53 am (UTC)

Jekyll's only six episodes. *tempt, tempt*

Jericho sounds interesting.

Posted by: Charlotte (dharkapparition)
Posted at: September 17th, 2007 12:29 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: September 17th, 2007 08:42 pm (UTC)

Posted by: trinfaneb (trinfaneb)
Posted at: September 15th, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)

This list pretty much hits all the stuff I'm going to be TiVOing with the exception of the New Orleans cop show "K-Ville." It stars Anthony Anderson ("The Shield") so hopefully it'll be good. Also looking forward to the "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" as a midseason show. You also might want to check out the 2nd season of "Frisky Dingo" on Adult Swim. 15 minute surreal show from the "Sealab 2021" team that has some sci-fi elements.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: September 17th, 2007 09:58 am (UTC)
Serenity - River with sword

I heard something about Frisky Dingo yesterday that made me curious, so that's a definite check out.

And Sarah Conner has Summer Glau I hear.... Hmmm.

Posted by: trinfaneb (trinfaneb)
Posted at: September 19th, 2007 02:01 am (UTC)

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