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02 May 2007 @ 09:52 pm
You don't know who you are, until you know where you've been.  
1. Tonight's Criminal Minds 2.21, "Open Season": It was on the disturbing level (but which CM episode isn't?), especially with the two unsubs were condescending and laughing mockingly when the girl they kidnapped started screaming for help in the middle of the wilderness. This shows not only the lack of compassion for other people, but lack of humanity and remorse for what they're doing. It's true, they hunt people like they're animals and take them to a secluded area in the wilderness where there is no escape and no one could hear them. Granted because this is criminal profiling there's always a backstory to how or why they became like this, and with their background it's no wonder they turned out the way they did. The two brothers' motive was hunting people was all they'd ever known, trained by their uncle who did the same thing, so they were just following his sadistic tradition. It was a little depressing in the end, though.

I was cheering when the kidnapped girl used survivalist skills and common sense, planning a strategy to fight back against her attackers rather than run without any knowledge of where she was headed. Taking the knife from one of the campers and using it as a weapon and stabbing the guy, climbing the tree and pouncing on his brother. I was like, you go girl! It's nice to see the victims trying to find ways out of the situation they're in, fighting to stay alive and using smart, if not completely drastic, methods. Especially when the victim can outsmart their opponent while playing at their own game. I felt back about the campers she bumped into and got caught in the crossfire. It was a sick and twisted game the unsubs were playing, so it's ironic when the hunters become the hunted in the very end.

I liked the comparison and thoughtfulness of what Emily Prentiss had mentioned, about how profilers and the unsubs all think the same way, just with different motives; it's all about morality. Criminal profilers are meant to think like the criminals they are after, it's their job. The unsubs they were tracking down were hunting random and innocent people for entertainment, and the BAU team were hunting them to stop their sadistic game. It's something to ponder about, because we automatically think that criminals aren't in their right state of mind --- but sometimes, in ways, neither is normal society which is why, in their view, is why they choose to do what they do to justify their means. They think they are in the right, and society is to blame or society are the animals. Then again, it's all based on their enviornment backgrounds and morality teachings. It differs for everyone. I'm probably thinking too much about this, and it probably doesn't make any kind of sense, but there it is.

For the other lighthearted stuff in the episode, Morgan is looking mighty fine as usual, the cuteness between him and Garcia are always a hoot to watch, AJ is gorgeous and such a polite little gal especially with talking with the sheriff in the beginning. The beginning scene with Prentiss, Garcia and AJ was hilarious. And I'm warming up to Prentiss, though I still miss Elle. But I'll always miss Elle. Overall, this was another good one. Though I'm wondering if they're still going to air the school shooting episode, since they placed it on hold the week of the VTech shooting recently, which is understandable. But I do hope it gets aired soon, rather than it being missed completely.

2. In response to Monday, I have this to say: Heroes owns my soul.

3. Today wasn't the greatest day ever, in fact the majority of it was incredibly sucky. I'll probably have something written about that later in better detail, but yeah. Rather bummed and underwhelmed. The weather partially has something to do with it (as it freaking rained this morning, it's MAY and it's supposed to be WARM since it's SPRINGTIME goddammit). I just want this week to be over with so I can relax and lounge about, without the mindcramps of stress and worries.
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Kelly Clarkson - Never Again
Angela: SV_walllivewithfreedom on May 3rd, 2007 05:49 am (UTC)
In response to Monday, I have this to say: Heroes owns my soul.

Renée: Heroes. Claire Bennet.rogueslayer452 on May 3rd, 2007 05:58 am (UTC)
Definitely. OMG it was so freaking good! I can't believe there's only a few more episodes left. I love Heroes! :D
let's keep it casual: [Heroes] Hiro YATTAcasually on May 3rd, 2007 06:11 am (UTC)
aldsjf HEROES FTW. I'm so sad that there's only 3 episodes left. I really hope some/most of the first cast returns for the second season.
Renée: Heroes. Claire Bennet.rogueslayer452 on May 3rd, 2007 07:05 am (UTC)
I know! I'm going to be shedding tears when the finale comes, because S1 has been amazing so far I just don't want it to end. I'm also hoping some will return for the next season, mainly my favorite characters but that's because I'm biased. Hee.
let's keep it casual: [Celebs] Shia peekaboocasually on May 3rd, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
Heroes is the show that gave me hope for American TV in the era of too many reality shows. I hope it keeps up all the plot twists and awesome heroes. *__* Have you heard anything about the second season or is it still very hush hush?

And even though I don't watch Criminal Minds: Though I'm wondering if they're still going to air the school shooting episode, since they placed it on hold the week of the VTech shooting recently, which is understandable. But I do hope it gets aired soon, rather than it being missed completely.

I think they'll stil air it, just at a later time, or put it in the DVD set... it was the same for Buffy...season 3? Where Jonathan or other had a gun and Buffy went to stop him from shooting people, etc. That was originally supposed to air around when Columbine happened but it was put off.
Renée: Six/Sharon. Cylons.rogueslayer452 on May 4th, 2007 12:04 am (UTC)
God, I despise reality shows. The only one I'm guilty of watching is America's Next Top Model, but that's my only one guilty pleasure of reality shows. Other than that, the rest out there are crap and pointless. It's all about watching people making a fool of themselves on national television and be overdramatic just for show because they are in front of a camera. That's all, just mindless junk that all Americans seem to love for some reason that I don't understand. Sorry, I'd rather watch something with substance and plot, thank you very much.

Tim Kring did an interview when he mentioned that the second season will involve a completely different plotline with new heroes, but some of our favorite characters will be returning too. That's all I'm aware of, more details will come out shortly I'm sure.

I remember that incident with BtVS and Columbine. I think they also pushed back the finale too because it involved the school blowing up, but I'm not entirely sure. I just remember watching reruns until "Earshot" finally aired. Which, by the way, wasn't necessarily on school shooting --- it was implied that Jonathan was to kill other students, but what he really wanted to do was kill himself. But it was understandable why they did that though.
cadence_k on May 3rd, 2007 07:16 am (UTC)
Dude. Heroes. I have no words for the awesomeness that is Heroes. I've never been into a show this much from the very start and wow... I hope it stays at this level of awesomeness!

Yes, awesomeness. It's a word, I promise! :)
Renée: Six/Sharon. Cylons.rogueslayer452 on May 3rd, 2007 07:35 am (UTC)
It's my favorite fandom currently, I can't bear to miss an episode. It has everything: a brilliant and talented ensemble cast, great writing, stylish filming techniques, allusions and connections, the storylines are interesting and the plot grabs you and never lets go. Not to mention if you don't understand some background information, there's always the graphic novels to read online to get the full picture which, of course, does add to the awesomeness of it all (yes, I believe you, it's a word! ;D)

I love this show. I hope it never loses it's flavor, like other fandoms I've previously fallen out of.
Ariel: bones-brennans-discoverylodessa on May 3rd, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
Though I'm wondering if they're still going to air the school shooting episode, since they placed it on hold the week of the VTech shooting recently, which is understandable. But I do hope it gets aired soon, rather than it being missed completely.

I feel you. I am still waiting on the Bones episode they didn't air merely because there was a dead college student in it... not a school shooting, not a bomb threat... just a dead football player.

Like I get the sensitivity thing but... irritating.
Renée: Claire. WTF?rogueslayer452 on May 4th, 2007 12:48 am (UTC)
Agreed. This country is too hypersensitive sometimes, which is why the censorship and dumbing down on the material and content seen in the media is pointless and stupid. Just because some may not handle seeing certain things like that doesn't mean they have to ruin the experience for everyone else.

Or am I just being a cold-hearted bitch? I don't know. *shrugs*
Ariel: bones-angela/hodgins-swinglodessa on May 4th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
Well I feel the same way, so at least you aren't alone in it.

Like this week I am watching Bones and they are making references to things that happened last week... EXCEPT WE DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK BECAUSE FOX WAS TOO SCARED TO SHOW ANYTHING RELATING TO DEATH AND COLLEGE STUDENTS.

It really is censorship and I feel like it actually just makes things worse in some ways. Like the censorship is a reminder of the bad thing.
jirucloud on May 3rd, 2007 06:18 pm (UTC)
omg heroes!

how does Mohinder always end up working for Sylar?? x.x;;;

glad you're having fun ^.^
Renée: Heroes. Claire Bennet.rogueslayer452 on May 3rd, 2007 11:54 pm (UTC)
how does Mohinder always end up working for Sylar??

I'm pondering this, Mohinder always works for those on the opposite side of good. I hope he realizes what he's getting himself into and get out of this pattern fast. He should be working alongside Hiro and Ando, or Nathan (the REAL Nathan, not Sylar!Nathan).
jirucloud on May 4th, 2007 12:22 am (UTC)
lol, he said he killed off real!nathan though... x.x;; sylar!nathan sounds like Hitler too! or was that just me?

poor Mohinder!! He's my favourite character too... T.T And he looks like an oldman!hobo with that beard too T.T I hope hiro can save nyc so that doesnt happen, lol.
Renée: Six/Sharon. Cylons.rogueslayer452 on May 4th, 2007 12:42 am (UTC)
No, it wasn't just you. There were a lot of allusiona and connections in that episode, both in fandoms and political associations. That's why I love this show.

I like Mohinder, but I wish they have him realize certain things and deal more with his research than with him doing absolutely nothing on the sidelines and unknowingly help the bad guys. I want to know more about his father's research, the list of people and the connection about his sister who did have an ability. Does this mean he has one too, without realizing it? Is he on the list? So many questions!

I agree about the scruffy beard, but I liked the glasses he wore. XD
jirucloud on May 4th, 2007 12:48 am (UTC)
lol, isn't it great ^.^

I know!! I'm always like 'Mohinder! NOOO!!' *cries in the corner* I think he has to have a power as well... I hope he comes out at the end and is all like 'hahaha! I actually can save this entire storyline! You thought I was just booksmart, but no!' ^.^

lol, he looks so much older now! But... peter looks so sketchy and evil T.T

I saw a skit on MadTV about Heroes and Peter was explaining the backstory to Mohinder and he was like 'yes, I know. I'm the narrator... apparently that's my power: narration...' lol
Renée: Namie. Diva.rogueslayer452 on May 4th, 2007 12:55 am (UTC)
It'll be interesting to see what kind of power he has, if any power at all. Or it could be the natural selection situation, that out of all of his family it was only his sister that was special, which caused the continuous research his father had invested which leads to him following into his father's footsteps.

Dark!Peter was awesome and really hot. He didn't necessarily look evil though, just cynical and bitter. Especially if he was the cause of the explosion.

Hee, Mohinder the Narrarator! I really liked his beginning and ending narrations, it's all about his voice. But I'm wondering if he'll be replaced with Linderman's voiceovers, or they can take turns doing episode narrations. By the way, where the fuck WAS Linderman in the future??
jirucloud on May 4th, 2007 01:16 am (UTC)
hmm... I dunno, everyone else seems to have a power, I think it'd be really cool if he had a power other than narration though he is really good at that

really? ... ... ...you can have him ^.^

You're right... where was he? I guess off eating pot pies?
Renéerogueslayer452 on May 4th, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
You're right... where was he? I guess off eating pot pies?

Haha! XD