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Sleepy Hollow is already on its third episode. Man, feels like it started just yesterday.

I'm really enjoying Abbie and Ichabod's budding relationship. It's moving fast but the actors have enough chemistry to pull off the fact that they're pretty much at 'die for you' levels already. I was also delighted/mildly sickened by the return of Dead John Cho in the second episode. I hope he comes back, in ever more body-horror type ways. I also really loved Abbie's sister, Jenny. It's rare to have a well-developed and complex sister-sister relationship in genre shows, so I'm looking forward to how that unfolds. Plus, she's kinda got a Sarah Connor vibe to her, which I can't deny loving.

The actual plotline is fairly irrelevant to me, as it generally is in horror/supernatural-type shows.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has a very long name. I will probably end up calling it AoS a lot.

From glancing around the internet, I think I'm in the minority when I say I've really enjoyed what we've gotten so far. I'm not taking it terribly seriously at the moment, but I've had a lot of fun watching each episode. And I'm looking forward to seeing the little seasonal plots unfolding -- Ward deciding to try to mentor Skye into being a capable Shield agent sounds like a plotline with a lot of potential (assuming it doesn't go the romance route), especially with her loyalties beginning to be torn between Rising Tide and SHIELD. Melinda May and Coulson are both great as the mature grounding presences who are molding these kids into being a team (if somewhat reluctantly on Melinda's part, and I do also just enjoy 'wearied soldier pulled back into action' as a general trope). I like the science twins and their often-overlapping dialogue. I like the cameos and the MCU callbacks.

Elementary just had its premiere last week, so this is going to be outdated soon! But, yeah, I overall enjoyed it. Not thrilled about the mean-spirited jabs at people who are fat, but it does seem impossible to find a show that doesn't have something problematic. Joan and Sherlock's relationship continues to unfold and grow like a beautiful flower, and I enjoyed getting to meet this version's Mycroft and Lestrade.

All of those shows are definitely staying on my 'to watch' list.

I haven't had a chance to watch Revenge yet. I kinda burned out last season on both Revenge and Once Upon a Time, but I've heard some good things about Revenge's premiere, so I'm going to try to watch last week's episode this Friday. OUaT, on the other hand, I think I may be done with. There are some things that I loved about the show, but S2 focused so much on stuff I didn't care about (mostly Hook) and the promo for S3 promises more of the same. Plus, I'm kinda in a place with that show where it seems like I disagree both with the show and with the most vocal part of fandom -- while I do dislike that the show's major adoptive parent is intermittently undermined as counting as a parent at all, I also think Regina is a horrible, horrible mother who tried to convince her son that he was insane and who periodically keeps trying to kill his blood relations, so I can't be on her side either.

Plus, on a different issue, I keep being bothered by the fact that a show that is based on the power of true love is so persistently and consistently heterosexual. It feels incredibly dismissive, in a way that I don't feel when I'm not watching shows that explicitly contain the power of 'true love'.

I watched and loved Orphan Black, though the finale had some underwhelming moments. I think there's a longish wait for the second season of that, but I'm totally there for it when it comes out.

I sorta watched part of S3 of Teen Wolf but I think our relationship may be over. It's so obvious the writers don't care about anything making the slightest bit of character or show sense. I just can't handle that in a show.

Shows still to come:

The Vampire Diaries airs tomorrow. Looking forward to Damon and Elena actually being in a relationship. The whole sire bond mess was... it still makes zero sense to me as an actual thing that happened. Logically, it didn't work in any of the ways described by the show -- there were too many conflicts. So, I'm glad that over and done.

I'm worried about this Bonnie situation. She's going to be a ghost but will she come back to life? Will she continue to be a regular? Do not take my Bonnie away, show.

I don't have that many spoilers about the show, though I know they're out there. But I'm content to have it mostly be a mystery until it happens on my screen. Looking forward to seeing the characters again. I'm attached.

I'm also going to check out The Originals because, hey, why not? We'll see if it's any good! I do love Rebekah.

Supernatural starts next Tuesday. I'm both excited and nervous. It's been a weird thing, getting back into SPN fandom. Not the least of which is discovering that, these days, there are definite camps and I'm not sharing one with most of the people I was talking about the show with back when I was watching it during S2/S3. So, that's been interesting. It's also a fascinating study in how changing the showrunner changes the focus and, in the case of SPN, changes the genre. Kripke was horror, Gamble was character drama/noir, and Carver is action-adventure.

The last show that I'm waiting to premiere is Almost Human, which won't happen until November. But, hey, Michael Ealy and Karl Urban! Let's hope it doesn't suck.

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Date: 2013-10-03 11:50 am (UTC)
frayadjacent: Buffy smirking over Giles with quarterstaff (!TV)
From: [personal profile] frayadjacent
Totally agree with you about Elementary and OUaT. Excited I get whole month or more of new Elementary every week -- it feels like such a treat after the hiatus.

What did you find underwhelming about the Orphan Black finale? I'm about to rewatch season 1. You're right about the wait, S2 doesn't air till March or something.

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Date: 2013-10-04 08:32 am (UTC)
frayadjacent: Buffy smirking over Giles with quarterstaff (Orphan Black: Cosima)
From: [personal profile] frayadjacent
Heh, yes, that is totally true. I guess I just suspended my disbelief and went with it, but you're right.

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