Wednesday, April 15, 2009

BEDA 15: TV Shows? really?

What? It's my day off, you'll get no "big thought" things today and you'll like it!

Besides, as prophesied yesterday, I didn't do anything today but sketch for awhile, get my windshield replaced, and watch episodes of tv on Hulu. So, let's talk about the shows I'm watching, shall we?

Comic Party: A light-hearted, fun little anime about Kazuki Sendo, a boy pushed into making Doujinshi, or "fan comics," by his overbearing friend, Taishi, and follows the triumphs and pitfalls of trying to make your own comics. The cast is, as to be expected, stereotypes made flesh, and the show is only 12 or 13 episodes long, but I really enjoyed it. More than likely, this is just because I am an aspiring artist and it hit me right where I live. Either way, fun little show and I'm glad I watched it, though, I'm pretty sure it's not something I'd buy.

Dollhouse: The new Whedon show. I know, I know. I'm a giant Whedon fanboy and I don't care what he's doing, he can count me in the audience. After the first few episodes, I could see why people were, oh-so-cleverly, calling it "Dullhouse," but the most recent episodes have really put some life on the old bones and I can see this turning into a show I could really care about. You sort of had to go through the experience with the characters being who they were for the first 5 episodes before the changes that started to happen would really matter. Horrible thing to have to put on the air for a new show trying to gain an audience, but it really did its' job. I like the characters, I'm interested to watch every week and see what is going to happen to them all. What new imprints are going to show up? Who is the traitor in their midst? Why is Amy Acker always counted as a guest star and not part of the regular cast? Whatever. The show has gotten far better than it started out and I look forward to future episodes. Here's hoping they get picked up for a second season. I mean, the show is only missing one thing really...

Castle: The new Nathan Fillion show. Yeah, that thing I said Dollhouse was missing, it's the Fillion factor. Hands down, Fillion is my favorite actor right now. I'd love to say I was someone who was looking for deep, meaningful storylines and characters that sparked conversations about their allusions to the works of Heidegger or Nietzsche, but, really, I just want to be entertained right now. Castle does that, it's a police procedural where I get to laugh at, and solve crimes with, Nathan Fillion. Why have we not had this before? Love it! That's all there is to it.

Terminator:The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Don't know about this one yet. I love the Terminator concept and the thought of Lena Headey as Sarah and Summer Glau (have I mentioned my Whedon-fanboyism yet?) as a Terminator was enough to get me to watch. Season 1 was interesting, but kind of blah. Season 2 I think they really hit their stride and the last few episodes have been fun to watch and I really hope they get to come back and tell me whatever the hell story they've been building to all season long.

Slight aside, OMG, how many times do we need to alude to the fact that Cameron wants to make creepy, human/robot "Jungle Fever" love to John Connor? Seriously. Actually, the idea that he, as a red-blooded, 16-year-old boy has not been entirely seduced by the idea of it is unrealistic as hell. She's just parading around in front of him, in her underwear, every other episode now. *sheesh*

I'm watching House, as well, but there's nothing much to talk about there. It's a medical drama where everyone gets mocked by a crippled, drug addicted, sarcastic doctor, who, *SHOCKINGLY*, really has a heart of gold under it all.

Also, it might be Lupus.

(faux-clever goodbye thing here)


  1. I totally agree with you on Dollhouse. I was incredibly leery of it at first, and it's sort of grown on me, but I feel like it's missing the trademark Whedon humor that made me fall in love with... everything else he touches. It'll be interesting to see if it's renewed or not!

  2. I don't know, it's getting more Whedon-esque every week. The drug episode was, obviously, the one with the most funny, but I've had a much better time watching the last 3 weeks than I did the first 6 episodes put together.

    I still hope it gets picked up, mainly so I can see where the freaking story goes without having to wait and see if he can Serenity this show too. Just have to wait and see, I guess...