catslash: (I'm here - Victor/Sierra)
( Jan. 15th, 2010 11:48 pm)
Ways to tell I am tired and sick:

Major spoilers for Dollhouse. )

But ugh I feel like such crap, I think I'm coming down with what's been taking people out left and right at work. Which, since I just gave my notice (fuck you controlling manager I am done with your shit HAHAHAHA), is really fucking terrific.

I had best be better by Tuesday, when classes start.
catslash: (I'm here - Victor/Sierra)
( Jan. 9th, 2010 12:20 am)

2x11 - Getting Closer. This reaction is short, yet incoherent. ) It's been a looooong week. Remember those plans I had to keep to limited availability for work and not ruin my vacation working too many hours? Yeah, why didn't I stick to that?
catslash: (Sam is not so sure about this.)
( Sep. 27th, 2009 08:01 pm)
There's been some good TV in the last couple of days!

I haven't the mental energy to flail about it properly (blame Oscar Wilde; an essay on criticism as art disguised as a couple dandies shooting the pretentious shit is, while carrying added entertainment value, still an essay on criticism as art, and a fairly long one, too), so I will keep it brief and spoilerfree.

Dollhouse: I have been unsure about its ability to sustain itself past the first-season arc, but if the second season premiere was any indication, holy shit I think it'll manage. That was some amazing TV, first rate acting (esp Amy Acker, omg), some promising seeds for future story, and the kind of queasily uncomfortable storytelling I forgot to expect from this show. Okay, tiny casting spoiler that you probably already know. )

iCarly: Best teen-oriented show you aren't watching because it's on Nick. Yeah, I know, and the only reason I overlooked my doubts and gave it a shot is because [ profile] sotto_voice, whose taste I trust, was all kinds of enthusiastic about it. It's a fun show, without nearly as much obnoxious lolforthekids crap as you probably expect it to have, and a lot of clever, funny asides. And! Continuity in storytelling and characterization! If you trust me, you'll give it a try.
catslash: (Default)
( Jul. 22nd, 2009 02:07 am)
Don't you love when a product placement, regardless of how intrusive it is, just makes no sense whatsoever in the context of the story?

Because I don't know about you guys, but I'm pretty sure the Dollhouse doesn't use Dell computers.
catslash: (Default)
( Jul. 18th, 2009 12:01 am)

I an currently watching the unaired episode of Dollhouse - 1x13 - and I have to wonder, spoiler-free:

Is this canon? I think that, when making this season, Joss believed that DH would be cancelled after the first season and wrote accordingly. He didn't see season two coming any more than I did. So, with the revelations happening in this ep, I have to wonder. Is it canon? Will season two follow with it, turn it into an AU, occur after it? In short, WHAT IS GOING ON OMG.
catslash: (Hamlet is damn interesting)
( Jun. 20th, 2009 11:26 pm)
As I'm sure many of you have done, I have lost multiple chunks of my life to TV Tropes. The most recent chunk was at the Wild Mass Guessing page, which is a gathering of pages on different fandoms discussing fanon theories from the sensible to the insane. Many of them have an "X is a Time Lord" guess, and since Dollhouse, there are a lot of "X is a Doll" guesses popping up, too.

So! In my idleness, I have decided to pose this - I don't know, meme I just made up to you guys.

Name me a fandom I'm familiar with, and I'll tell you who's a Time Lord, who's a Doll, or both (probably both) and why.

Feel free to swipe and use this yourself, if you could stand to kill some time.
catslash: (Default)
( May. 3rd, 2009 10:40 pm)
Yeah, so. You know Chuck and Dollhouse? The shows I was grousing about the other day? No? Well. I was. So, of course, I ended up writing a crossover snippet. It would not go away.

And so I give you Chuck/Dollhouse: A crossover that makes perfect sense as long as you don't think about it too deeply. No real spoilers for either show beyond the basic premises.

You don't need a treatment. For anything! Look at you! )
catslash: (jazzhands of despair - credit copperbadg)
( May. 2nd, 2009 01:16 am)
. . . wow, okay. So. You know what's a really good way to highlight Chuck's inherently juvenile and creepy treatment of women? Watching an episode of it right after tonight's episode of Dollhouse.

(Yeah, I've resumed watching the second season of Chuck after exasperation with the Buy More subplots chased me off when I was marathoning the show a couple months ago. Those subplots still suck. I'm tired of all those people and I have no idea why none of them have quit or gotten fired. But the actual interesting part of the show has proven worth sitting through the annoying and boring parts.)

Buuut anyway. See, Dollhouse has its issues too, many of which are FOX-induced, but it knows it. These past couple of episodes have deliberately ramped up the creepiness factor, with Joss making the entire premise as queasy as possible without actually causing people to vomit. It's made the show better, because it's thought-provoking and it won't let you settle down and choose a side, because EVERYONE is horrifying.

Chuck just - does it accidentally. And I gloss over that, probably because of internalized blah blah blah, but going into it with the mindset Dollhouse put me in ended up with me getting pretty pissed off.

I'm not really sure what my point is here. Don't watch fun goofy stuff with women issues after watching dark creepy fucked-up stuff with women issues, I guess.

I think it's time for me to sleep now.


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