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13 May 2007 @ 04:01 pm
Fandoms and television, oh my.  
Before I forget, Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful and beautiful mommies out there! Wishing you the best and happiest on this very special day, which hopefully you had time to relax and enjoy.

Painkiller Jane 1.05 - "Fear Itself"

I liked this episode. While it wasn't as action-packed as previous ones had been or Jane putting herself in the line-of-fire, it meshed very well in learning more about the characters, personalizing their roles in a way. Plus, the creepy factor was well delivered particularly in the first half. The reveal was interesting too, with the electrical circuits being the neuro after the man who carried the empathetic power was electrocuted to death. Nice, and very clever.

What Jane saw in response to her deepest and internal fear was definitely interesting to see. After discovering her mysterious healing ability she wants answers, and wants nothing more than to see her mother again. Of course, her mother is deceased and the conversation she with her inside that room didn't actually happen, and even if it had her mother wouldn't have said those things. It was Jane's own fear materializing itself of her own personal conflict, making her believe that internal battle. I liked how it portrayed her own version about the answers she'll never receive by her mother regarding her condition, and if her mother really did know why she didn't tell her about it. Showing that part made it emotional, and I liked how almost everyone that had faced their own fear had something personal attached to it (Andre and his guilt over getting his men killed based on faulty judgment, Connor facing something from the past; I'm guessing that Mo's fear was going nowhere fast, or being stuck in one place?)

The growing connection between Jane and Andre is becoming endearing to watch. I don't know where they're planning on heading with their partnership, but it's still nice to see a bond friendship between them. The ending was sweet, since she took up the courage to discuss her personal conflicts with Andre; this'll add more to the trust that he was talking about earlier (which, by the way, loved how Jane disobeyed the order to be left out of the case because they are a team. Just the scene with her eating the apple and casually talking to them, and Andre's smile, was priceless.)

Riley was funny, especially his exclaimation about horror movies and haunted houses, and the basement scene along with the ending scene.

As stated, I liked this episode. I have to comment that the cinematography was gorgeous, setting up the scenary for a creepy mood in the beginning. Oh, and first we get Jane dancing around in her underwear and here there's her in the shower scene. I don't know if they purposefully do that to boost the audience's interest or what, but that was hot.


Supernatural 2.21 - "All Hell Breaks Loose, Part One"

This was literally Battle Royale: Supernatural. Preparing for the End of Days.

It's interesting how all the "special" children The Demon chose had to really fight to be The One Soldier in the upcoming apocalyptic war, and another interesting thing was how it's revealed they aren't the first generation to be picked, and probably won't be the last either. Sam trying to calm everyone down and becoming the Dean of the situation was nicely delivered, even though he admitted his own fear about what was happening. It's funny how the others knew about their abnoraml abilities and yet found it difficult to believe in demons at first. Thankfully they did, but damn that girl Lily just didn't want to listen did she? You never venture out into the dark wilderness alone, especially when you have no freaking idea where you are or how you got there.

So. Ava was evil. Huh, who'da thunk it? But dammit she killed Andy. Also, so much on the death toll in the episode alone. Andy, Ash, Ava, Lily....I don't think any Supernatural episode had this many die in bloodshed. Oh, and the Roadhouse being burnt to the ground? That was just shocking, since I figured with the direction of the writing it seemed like they were hoping to continue the use of the Roadhouse. But I guess, in context of what's happening, being the finale and all, they had to make sacrifices for the threat to be larger than life. Still, sad that Ash had to go. I liked him, he was a hoot. And it seemed that from the way he was talking on the phone with Dean that he had something really important to tell him, like something BIG. I suppose he knew too much which lead to his untimely demise. Though Ellen escaped or wasn't present, which makes things even more interesting.

Hee, Dean getting the flashes of visions communicated by Andy was hilarious, not to mention Bobby's expression. But the ending scene....

Dean, you just had to have your pie, didn't you? Winchesters have to stick together! Even though it was shocking scene, depressing and sad, seeing Dean holding Sam in his arms, saying that everything would be alright and that he would be there to protect him was just...so fucking sweet. For those into the Wincest, this wasn't one of those scenes. I'm sorry, but this scene was so damned brotherly it was devastating. I mean, they've lost everyone in their lives and now Dean was choking up when Sam was "dying" in his arms. It was a heartbreaking scene. Many props to Jensen Ackles. Seriously. He deserves much credit for his acting abilities; he can go from being sarcastic to immensely pissed off to an emotional wreck in seconds. Though, damn you Kripke! You're making him cry three episodes in a row! My heart, it weeps for him.

The second part...I don't know if I can take it. I know that Sam isn't really dead (because duh, without Sam there is no Dean and without Sam and Dean there is no show. It's a no-brainer). It's just the emotional blow of things, you know? Yeah. Cliffhangers suck, big time. I also hope it gets renewed for a third season.


Stargate Atlantis 3.15 - "The Game"

Fun episode, with very typical Sheppard and McKay interaction scenes. I loved their dialogue together, very snarky and typical "boy" arguments over cheating in games. That was the most hilarious thing ever. "You cheated" "I didn't cheat!" all throughout the episode. Hee.

It's also an interesting take on controlling different countries on different planets all over the galaxy. Just a touch of a button and you have the ultimate power to have absolute control over whatever happens in what area of land or country you choose, and while to them it was a game it's actually pretty scary. The thought of Rodney being his country's oracle, or messiah, is hilarious but again, scary thought. I kept thinking if something like this was a reality, what if the religious entities we worship happen to be just ordinary guys screwing with us, much like two people playing a game against each other? I know, that's probably what they were shooting for as an analogy, Stargate style, still it's a frightening thought.

The ending with the fakeout attacks was kind of obvious, but still cleverly done to give those people a wakeup call to their animosities between each other. I don't know if it'll be solved permenantly or temporarily, but it was still neat.

Ah, McKay and Sheppard playing chess. And still bickering over who made an unfair move. Priceless.


Last night I watched the SciFi premiere of The Last Sentinel, which had Katee Sackhoff. Being the typical SciFi movie it moved slightly slow with lesser explanations and too long scenes than necessary. So in other words, it was bad, but I mainly watched it for Katee anyway. She looked amazing as usual, almost similar to the character of Kara Thrace, where she had S2 hair with blue tips though with different tattoos. It was pretty okay plotwise, but could've had more substance and action. Oh well.
 
 
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Spooner: BSG +notpayingattentiontoyou+ SixGauisspoonerknife on May 14th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
the last sentinel
do you know if they are replaying it soon? :( I missed it and want to see it for katee
Renée: Six/Sharon. Cylons.rogueslayer452 on May 14th, 2007 12:50 am (UTC)
Re: the last sentinel
I honestly don't know. I'm pretty sure it will, since it is SciFi and all. and they could've had it airing today as part of their Mother's Day SciFi movie special thing.
amanda: [supernatural] Sam/Avamorbidmuse on May 14th, 2007 02:28 am (UTC)
another interesting thing was how it's revealed they aren't the first generation to be picked, and probably won't be the last either.
I know! I found that to really a really interesting development too. Love the implications.

I loved Ava (and Sam/Ava) in Hunted. And I hoped the show would go back to Ava every single episode since Hunted. And then she finally was mentioned again! I loved the evil twist. I thought it was awesome. The only part that really upset me was that she killed Andy. :( Why Andy? Why? He was made of awesome.

I don't care if people call me stubborn, I still say that Ash is evil. And I won't be convinced otherwise until the show expressly contradicts that. :P

I don't even want to go into the final scene. I JUST rewatched the episode and it too raw. Oh, SPN. How you break my heart.
Renée: Heroes. Claire Bennet.rogueslayer452 on May 14th, 2007 02:34 am (UTC)
It certainly was an interesting twist to things. Of course, the question that stands now is why The Demon favors Sam? What makes him more special than the others? Does it have something to do with his mother knowing The Demon (another revelation that I liked) or because he's been trained to hunt and understand the supernatural? Hmmm...there's a lot to be explored here.

Yeah, I liked Ava too. But, I'm a Katharine Isabelle fan so I'm biased. I really liked her character, though the evil thing was also a good reveal too. But poor Andy. :(

Hee, Ash evil? Is it because of the mullet? ;p
amanda: [supernatural] black and white boysmorbidmuse on May 16th, 2007 02:57 am (UTC)
Aw, this is sort of late. :(

I know! So many amazing questions. I can't wait to see how everything works out.

Poor Andy, indeed.

Ahaha. The Mullet Of EVIL!!!!11!one! Hehe. No, but I say he is evil because of the episode Hunted. Sam goes to him and is all, "I need to find psychic kids like me" and all Ash manages to come up with is Sam (duh), Andy (who they already knew), Max (who they already knew and was dead), and another dead guy. That was it. Seriously? Those are all he could get? I could understand not getting Ava as her mom was still alive and Sam didn't know at that time that the pattern could be broken, but it seems unlikely that across the entire nation the only people Ash could find were the THREE they already knew about (and that is including Sam himself) and a dead guy. A little unhelpful. And then in that same episode we find out that there is a mole in the Roadhouse when the only two who knew about Sam were Ellen and Ash. So since then I've been a firm believer that Ash = evil. :D