For some reason I decided the best use of my time today would be to watch the first season of Castle. I knew I shouldn't have done it. 

It's so cliche it HURTS. 

I hated Beckett within the first 15 minutes and things did not improve much. I'm all for strong female characters, but when you make them all the same it defeats the purpose. I mean really? They can't come up with something other than a dead/murdered parent? It's ridiculous. Not everyone becomes a cop because of that. You want to know why my mom became one? Because the men in the department didn't think she could do it. The fact that one of them was probably her current husband is another story. But she did it and at the age of 35. 

Shows like this are the reason I don't do het anymore. Sure throw in some sexual tension between the leads. Everyone loves that. Wrong. I don't love that. You're insulting the audience. I know it's hard to believe, but we ARE smarter than that. I'd love to see one of these shows where the leads are both male or both female and then throw in that sexual tension. But I doubt we'd ever see that on American TV. But that's a different rant.

Maybe it's because I'm still bitter about Crossing Jordan, but that show took these cliches and made them WORK. Or Jill Hennessy is a better actress. I don't know. Her character was more unique, that's for sure. 

I'm gonna start Season 2. See if things change any. The only reason I keep watching is because of Jon and all the guests who make me facepalm. Oh TV you make me laugh.

Oh and a funny tidbit. The actress who plays Castle's mom? Her name is the same as when my mom was married to my dad. It always makes me LOL. 

EDIT: I completely forgot one of the biggest things that bothers me. This is supposed to be NYC. I know it's filmed in LA but come on! The fact that it feels nothing like New York takes me completely out of the show at times. There's no seasons, no weather, nothing. If you're gonna make a show that's based in NYC please fucking film it there. It will make a difference and we can tell. 

A meme...

May. 27th, 2009 03:40 pm
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] courtneyturney 

Name your fifteen absolutely favorite couples (het/slash/canon/fanon) and ask people to see what trend they notice about your couples. Try to pick different fandoms. 

1. Daria-Trent/Daria
2. Roswell-Michael/Maria
3. Harry Potter-Harry/Ginny
4. Harry Potter-Ron/Hermione
5. Crossing Jordan-Woody/Jordan
6. Torchwood-Jack/Ianto
7. The History Boys-Scripps/Posner
8. SGA-Sheppard/Lorne
9. SG-1/SGA-Lorne/Mitchell
10. Verbotene Liebe-Christian/Olli
11.Hollyoaks-JP/Craig
12.Greek-Calvin/Heath
13. Merlin-Arthur/Merlin
14. Generation Kill-Brad/Nate
15. RPS-Bradley James/Colin Morgan

I don't know if there's actually any trend, but I will tell you that there is something intentional about that list....

It's been almost a week since I've written anything and that's due to the craziness of the past few days and some pure laziness on my part. OK first off on the agenda...

Idol: I'm sad to see Paris leave, cause I think she has an amazing jazz voice but people just really weren't responding to her and I knew she was going to end up being the one to leave.  It's completely up in the air for me as to who I think is going to be next to leave...hopfully Taylor or Katherine as they're both starting to grate me. 

House: Well I taped the first part of the two night event so I did see that and it was quite awesome, BUT unfortunately I wasn't paying attention to what was happening on Wednesday as it was the last day of classes and missed it.

Last day of classes: It's almost sad that my freshman year of college is over, as I can't believe that it even started in the first place, but the more time I spend here the more I want to move away from it. And as per tradition of the last day of classes here at UVM the next topic comes up...

Naked Bike Ride: Contrary to what some may think, I have not, nor will I ever take part in this event.  It's just something I could never do and I have to say as I've now seen it twice sober, it's definitely not something that you can enjoy that way...it's just too disturbing and kind of scarring.

Finals: A pain in my ASS. I have always hated finals as all I want is for school to be over and it the extra time off that college allots is something I'm defintely looking forward to.  I'm also supposed to be studying for one of these blessed events that I have at 8 tomorrow morning, but alas this is more important.

CJ: SERIOUSLY, tonight's season finale is the reason I watch this show.  It really rectified a lot of the things that were bothering me about this season.  Lu for one has just been unbearable and I'm glad to see she finally got that Woody was never hers and never could be. I loved the way he was sticking up for her tonight and like Allan was trying to convey, it was nice to see a little of that going beyond thing that Jordan and Woody have always had return.  I don't know how I can survive until September, let alone this January stuff that's being thrown around.  Season 6 is looking is going to be crazy.  And an extra YAY for Lily and Bug finally getting together, even though I like her with Seely better, this is defintiely second on my list.

Driving Lessons: It's looking good that after the reviews it got at the Tribeca Film Festival that a distributer will pick it up for a North American release which, for anyone who knows me, knows that it would like make my life so we'll see how that goes.

ok...I think I've rambled about enough things at this point and it's probably time I started studying as my European History final is in less than 9 hours


4 DAYS!!!!...well almost

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Apr. 21st, 2006 03:56 pm
I decided to post the fics that I've written that are posted on fanfiction.net. One is a Crossing Jordan fic I posted way back in September before the season 5 premiere. The other is a HP fic that I wrote the August before that, so way back in 04 and pre-HBP. Eventually I'll try to rework all the rest of the things I've written or started though most of them will need to be changed to fit with canon or just for being crap.


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