butterfly: Holmes and Watson from Elementary. (Elementary -- Holmes & Watson)
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So, I'm actually keeping up with a few different shows. I'm not watching them all in real-time, but I'm more or less caught up on several:

Supernatural -- On balance, I'm having a great deal of fun. I went into the show expecting it to be as problematic as it was when I left in S4 and it's actually a bit better, especially with women and queer characters. I talk about this show A LOT on tumblr. It's kinda funny, because I went onto tumblr for Teen Wolf but I'm all about SPN there these days. I love the main plotline and I'm increasingly convinced that the show actually means to have Dean come out as bisexual which is something I never would have expected, going back into the show again.

The Following -- I'm... hesitant to suggest this show to anyone. The acting is great and I like the cat-and-mouse, but the show is troublesome in several ways. Several of the main characters are serial killers. There's some torture-porn, with women as the victims for the most part. Sexism and some racism issues as well. And there's some use of the 'depraved bisexual' trope -- a love triangle on the show was resolved with a threesome... but the love triangle in question consists of two serial killers and one wannabe serial killer. So, like I said, hesitant to recommend it. But if a show about a cult of serial killers sounds intriguing to you and my rather long list of warnings/caveats didn't throw you off, it's worth a try.

Elementary -- is a place of joy and squee. I love the show to pieces. I love the way they're creating the relationship and I love both the characters. I really love how Joan, despite her technical job, was never a 'genius wrangler' and it's very exciting to see where the show is going with Joan and Sherlock's partnership.

Revenge -- this is my drama-soap place of epic feelings. Everything is so vivid and bigger-than-life. My one tiny thing is I've never been able to get into Aidan's character the way I think the show wants me to. But I've really been loving Nolan's storyline and what happened with Amanda broke my heart.

Once Upon a Time -- I love this show. I can't really get all that deeply into the fandom because I am not super-sympathetic towards the villain woobies. Regina is a great character but, man, some people really seem to cut her all the slack in the world (for rape, murder, kidnapping, attempted brainwashing of a child) while coming down like a ton of bricks on relatively minor infractions by the Snowings family. It's like being in Smallville fandom all over again, except even more extreme in about every possible way. But I'm going to continue to watch and enjoy the actual show.

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Date: 2013-02-25 02:38 am (UTC)
alchemise: Stargate: season 1 Daniel (Default)
From: [personal profile] alchemise
I hate to say it but I didn't really care about Aidan until it was confirmed that his sister has been dead for years. I kind of love now that he's in the same boat as Emily, with no hope of potential reunion or a happy ending. All he has now is revenge, which makes him fit in better.

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Date: 2013-02-27 12:49 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beck_liz
I have enjoyed SPN recently, although I wasn't fond of the last episode. That one didn't work so well. But the 3 or 4 before that were the most I've enjoyed the show in years. I hope you're right about the Dean as bisexual thing, because I see it too, but I'm not sure I actually believe that they'll truly go there all the way. As in explicitly state that he is in such a way that it is hard to deny. Perhaps I'm too cynical; I hope so. :-)

I saw a gif of the threesome in The Following on Tumblr and was briefly interested, but I've heard all that other stuff about it, too. Also, I just don't think I can watch a show so heavily focused on serial killing - I can't even watch Criminal Minds regularly, and I think the cast is great.

Elementary is awesome. I just love Sherlock & Joan's relationship. I really enjoy the show so much.

My one tiny thing is I've never been able to get into Aidan's character the way I think the show wants me to.

Yeah, I've not been a big fan of him either, especially since it cut into Emily'n'Nolan time. However, I liked him better recently when he was helping Padma with her issues. I don't know. And OMG, the Amanda plot line. I've never been a huge fan, but I really felt it when she died.

I'm still enjoying OUAT too, but I'm very much sticking to my own flist and dashboard with this one. Although even that doesn't help sometimes because I'm following a couple OUAT comms and the comment threads in those places can get a little hairy sometimes, good grief.

Regina is a great character but, man, some people really seem to cut her all the slack in the world (for rape, murder, kidnapping, attempted brainwashing of a child) while coming down like a ton of bricks on relatively minor infractions by the Snowings family.

This. I think Regina is an awesome character and I love her actress, but OMG. This is the same damn problem I have with Loki in The Avengers. But then I'm not really good with villains who aren't truly trying to redeem themselves, and I have always disliked enemy-shipping. I mean, I can almost see where people get Regina/Emma from? But I just can't see Emma ever going there after everything, you know?

It's like being in Smallville fandom all over again, except even more extreme in about every possible way.

*wince* Ugh, flashback. You would have thought Clark was the evilest evildoer that ever was.

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