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23 June 2009 @ 07:56 pm
It's the fandom version of peer pressure!  
Because I am being spammy and a sheep and apparently bored, and all the cool kids are doing them, therefore I must be a fandom meme whore too:

MEME #1: Name a character from one of my fandoms, and I will tell you my top 3 moments or scenes (or at least 3 of my favorites) of them.

MEME #2: Name a fandom, and I'll give you the scoop on at least three of my unpopular opinions related to that fandom.
 
 
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Renée: DH. Sierra. Squee!rogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2009 03:55 am (UTC)
Character: Veronica Mars

1. During season one any flashback or hallucination-scene with her and Lily. I always found those very endearing and amazing, really shows how much she really loved her best friend and how everything she did was prompted by her dedication to solving that mystery. That, and I just loved anything those two bffs did, even if Lily was a bit wild.

2. The ending of the episode "Like A Virgin" with her visiting Abel Koontz at the jail and him telling her that little piece of info that she might be Jake Kane's daughter, not Keith's. Her cry in the car before it faded out was so strong and emotional, leaving us feeling pain for her.

3. Pretty much any time she pwnd someone with her super sleuth skills.


Unpopular Opinions: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

1. I like Dawn. I never understood why fandom was always ragging on Dawn and calling her whiny. I'm just like, yeah? She's a teenager, of course she's going to be whiny and immature and slightly irrational in her attitude and behavior. Joss was realistic to that in the character, and I identified with her a bit because of being the younger sibling. Also her character grew as the show continued, that progression was what I liked.

2. Angel/Buffy = OTP. I liked the crush-phase of Buffy/Spike, but once they made it official I ended up hating it. They fluffed/watered down Spike's character way too much. I also hated Buffy/Riley as I found Riley boring and blah.

3. I adored the seventh season. The First Evil, the Potential Slayers, the fight in the Hellmouth underneath Sunnydale. Loved it.
M: EPIC LoVe iconmfirefly10 on June 24th, 2009 05:57 am (UTC)
7th season = Made of WIN! Perfect way to end the series. And I agree with you about Spike/Buffy. I lost all interest after they slept together and how anyone could ship them after he tried to RAPE her...Makes NO sense to me. And Riley sucked.

Veronica pwns everyone so there's plenty of scenes to choose from. And I LOVED all the Veronica/Lilly scenes, too.
Renée: Echo; dealing with srs bznz.rogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2009 07:42 am (UTC)
Oh, but then he got a SOUL and therefore it's alright to ship them now because of that! *rolls eyes* Initially his crush on Buffy was adorable because he definitely is obsessed with Slayers way too much and it was hilarious seeing his reactions to it and even more so him fumbling a bit, but after that it was more of the DO NOT WANT department.

Edited at 2009-06-24 07:43 am (UTC)
Be cool, Gail. Be cool.: [bsg] my baby shot me downamathela on June 24th, 2009 03:10 am (UTC)
Battlestar Galactica :)
Renée: Cylons. By your command!rogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2009 04:18 am (UTC)
Unpopular Opinions: Battlestar Galactica

1. This is definitely unpopular: I loved how the series ended. I thought it was absolutely perfect in terms of the show overall, from were the characters were from the beginning to their personal journeys throughout the seasons and how they ended up, also the deeper message weaving through it all; the religious and scientific aspects, all of it. I thought it all ended on a beautiful note and I understood what RDM was getting across, and I felt the finale did a faithful job to really explain what needed to be explained, left things ambiguous and it's a pity some fans don't see that. Oh well, their loss I suppose.

(in addition to that, I did not mind the Final Five reveal at all, in fact the more info we got about that the more I understood and liked it)

2. I don't understand the whole Kara/Lee vs Kara/Sam shipper wars going on, which pairing is better and who she should've gone with and that whole bitterness about the finale and blah blah blah. I don't care. It's pretty much Kara/everyone, okay? Hell, Kara/Six/Lee/Sam/Gaius orgy should just happen and everyone should be happy.

3. My strong emotional reaction to that episode aside, I still like Boomer. I find her story kind of depressing and tragic, actually.
forwardishforwardish on June 24th, 2009 05:23 am (UTC)
I love how the series ended too.
Why the hell were soooo many people upset?

I thought it was hands down the best series finale ever made.
Renée: Six. It's good to be a Cylon.rogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2009 05:52 am (UTC)
Most felt it was "too happy" and "clean cut" of an ending and it didn't fit into their vision of how the finale should have gone so they're all bitter and disappointed about it. Even still, fans are bitching that the finale ruined everything, particularly with the religious aspect which, if they'd paid attention to the show, it's been there since the beginning. It reminds me a lot of SPN fans who think that the angels/Heaven thing doesn't fit with the mythology even though it had been introduced wayyyy back in S1.

Whatever. I thought the finale was utter perfection and the more I rewatch it the more appreciation I have for RDM and David Eick's vision of the series. ♥
M: Boomer mfirefly10 on June 24th, 2009 05:55 am (UTC)
ITA with 1 and 3. I will always love Boomer (but Nankin should be kicked in the shins for suggesting the Helo/Boomer angle). And I also loved the finale. I loved all the development with the Head!folks and Kara and Roslin's death...the only thing I could've lived without was that montage at the end. Leave out the dancing robots and just have Head!Gaius and Head!Six walk off to the sounds of Hendrix.
Renée: Six. Satisfied.rogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2009 07:46 am (UTC)
It did take me out just a little bit when I first watched it, but after a few more rewatchings I quite liked that little montage in the end. It was basically a forewarning to us saying "look, technology is cool and all, but this is where we're progressing towards" which is essentially what the show has been telling us all along.

But yeah, head!Six and head!Gaius walking off into the distance to Jimi Hendrix was awesome. That was a great final ending piece, and I loved the explanation for the head!people too.
Be cool, Gail. Be cool.: [bsg] boomeramathela on June 24th, 2009 06:11 am (UTC)
3. Hell, yes. I don't care how her storyline ended up, I love Boomer. (And every time I get upset about her character arc, I just put season one on repeat until I feel better.)
Renée: Cylons. Happy endings are love.rogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2009 07:49 am (UTC)
Yep. Totally. Also, Grace Park mentioned that she wanted to create Boomer to be so dysfunctional as possible in the final half, and she clearly nailed it. It's just so complicated for her character that I think that if we look at her development closely, it's pretty damn tragic just entering her psyche.
♛ part-time maenad: bsg; because they're prettierradon_ on June 24th, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC)
Agreed with all 3 (HELL YEAH with #1). It took me a while to get over my snapjudgement of EWWW HAET BOOMER but her character arc was nicely done and just really sad. ):
Renée: Six/Gaius. Passion.rogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
Damn straight. ;D And yeah, same here, but I felt after rewatching all of her scenes through the seasons it just makes sense and it's so sad her character had to reach that point. I had actually rooted for her for the longest time, hoping she'd reform and then...yeah. Oh Boomer, poor Boomer. Getting that short end of the stick. :(
noybusiness on June 24th, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
I like the finale. It ended on a note of "The problems of the universe aren't all solved, it's up to us here and now to solve them," with hopefulness because of us being related to Hera and the Opera House visions showing that Hera represents a good thing.

They tied up everything they need to tie up.

The Final Five are a rich source of backstory.

My OTP is Kara/Sam, but that doesn't mean any other kind of romance = fail. I hate shipper wars.

My own reaction to Someone To Watch Over Me was "at least Boomer's rocking the villain angle, as opposed to in Rapture". She's always tragic.

Renée: Dean/Castiel. Forgiven.rogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
Definitely, and even though I was amongst the folks who had predicted a "doom and gloom" ending I rather liked the happy ending because, well, judging from when we started the series they were already in that "doom and gloom" state and it was best to have them enter their new promised land to start over. It also gives us a look into humanity at how even if we take several steps back we find ourselves evolving once again. When they gave up technology it was to stop that cycle of war and violence between man and machine, only 150,000 years later we've still gotten ourselves tangled up with machines and technology. History repeats itself, or "mankind's true nature will always assert itself." It's kind of ironic poetry weaved in very well.

And I agree with what head!Six mentioned, that with every cycle comes something that will break it and we'd head in a different direction. It gives us a sense of hope, and I liked that. It was perfect for the entire message of what BSG was telling us all along.

Some of the bitter shipper wars come from the finale as well, which I find ridiculous. I think most were hoping for some kind of orgy to happen between certain characters, but whatever. I find the entire pairing versus pairing thing quite ridiculous. Can't we all just get along? Srsly.
Spooner: B.Bang Theory Sheldon laugh promospoonerknife on June 24th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
#1 Sheldon! I forgot you like BBT too. I was thinking no one on the flist did it made me sadface.

#2 Dark Angel


Edited at 2009-06-24 03:30 am (UTC)
Renée: The Big Bang Theory.rogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
Character: Sheldon Cooper

1. Jesus, there are many Sheldon moments it's hard to really choose only three. I think first and foremost is any interaction moment with Penny. They are just so polar opposites and yet somehow they make it work with their strange bonding at times. From when they when they went shopping together (esp. with the tampon talk, lol oh Sheldon) to the "Penny Penny Penny" knocking thing that he does, to that scene when he showed her how to play online gaming (AFK!). XD

2. Him vehemently protesting lolcats. XDDD

3. THE CHRISTMAS SCENE! When Penny gave him the napkin with Leonard Nimoy's message and signature. And he HUGGED HER. :DDD How awesome was that scene? Seriously.

"I POSSESS THE DNA OF LEONARD NIMOY??!!!" XDDDDD


Unpopular Opinions: Dark Angel

1. Max/Logan never particularly interested me. I mean, yeah the sexual tension is there and all but I never really quite liked it as much as they were wanting us to, y'know? I had the notion of Max/Zack or Max/Alec more, Max/Zack especially because even though they weren't biologically brother and sister it was that "forbidden" place (plus Zack was totes jealous of Logan).

2. I liked Jessica Alba in this show, always have and always will. I think her growing reputation in the Hollywood scene is leaving people with a sore taste because of the roles she picks, but the girl is fierce and can act. Though I much preferred her in season one than season two, because she looked healthier then (though from what I've heard she wasn't happy during that time of filming, the stress hence the weight loss). Either way, she was a tough girl and I fell in love with Max because her of.

3. I think we should have gotten more X5's during S2 like how we did in S1 and focused more on that instead of going the mutant route.

Edited at 2009-06-24 04:51 am (UTC)
Spooner: B.Bang Theory Sheldon pilot clsp shrt+baspoonerknife on June 24th, 2009 04:53 am (UTC)
those are some great Sheldon moments, the knocking thing he does ♥ OH THE NIMOY FREAKOUT is one of the best tv moments ever.

I love when he's sick and makes her sing that song about the kitten

I would have to add him as the Flash zooming around the kitchen to the list though. I miss this show- is it fall yet?
fai_nekoi: Dean: Shake it!fai_nekoi on June 24th, 2009 03:40 am (UTC)
#1 Dean Winchester

#2 Bones
Renée: Dean/Castiel.rogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2009 05:32 am (UTC)
Character: Dean Winchester

1. The ending scene to "Everybody Loves A Clown", him unleashing his pent up rage and angst and frustration on his Impala (which ironically he was fixing after he got totaled in the S1 finale). I felt that was a defining scene for his character, the kind of weight he's struggling with and how much emotional baggage he has with him. From his father's death to the secret he had to carry. It was a painful scene to watch but necessary because you felt his pain. Jensen really knocks those scenes out of the park. Like the one when he's giving the monologue to Sam's body before he goes out and makes the deal to the Crossroads demon in the end of S2? My God, give that man an Emmy already!

2. "Jerk" "Bitch" Pretty much any and all brotherly scenes, which we haven't gotten a lot of in the recent season, and with good reason given how divided they are, even in the finale.

3. When he killed the Yellow-Eyed Demon. Perfect justice, from all his anger and grief he finally finished the job they were so bent on getting to for years. I think it was a nice, but bittersweet moment knowing what kind of deal he made with selling his soul. I felt it was a well-deserved thing to have him kill YED.

Honestly it's hard to narrow down only three moments/scenes because there are a lot of defining moments about Dean from all the scenes. I could go on about him and Castiel, about him and faith/belief, how devoted he is to his family, etc. But I think those three are good enough answers, yes?


Unpopular Opinions: Bones

Interestingly enough I don't have a lot of unpopular opinions for Bones. I think the only one that comes to mind is that I didn't like Sweets for the longest time, perhaps it was because I had long suspected him of being the Gormagon until it was said that Zack had been the perp, and even though I didn't like that they kept Sweets on until most recently. Because I felt they were kind of replacing Zack with him for some reason.

Otherwise, that's it. Bones is my happy show, I don't much problems with it or any kind of opinion that is unpopular amongst the masses of fans in the fandom.
fai_nekoi: CastielDean: Hurtsfai_nekoi on June 25th, 2009 04:08 am (UTC)
I'm actually surprised there wasn't a Castiel and Dean moment but all these scenes were beautiful. And I really do miss the brotherly love scenes, I hope they're is more in Season 5.

Yeah, Bones is like my happy show too. xD There's no drama in it at least that I know of.
Renée: Dean/Castiel.rogueslayer452 on June 25th, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
Oh bb, I could go on and on about all the Dean/Castiel moments which are pretty much amazing and so much love, but that would take like forever with me gushing over them that I could practically write an essay. Hee. ;D I agree, more brotherly moments even though I understood the divide between the boys for them to come into their own separately, I'm just hoping that once getting into the war they'll understand they need to stand together instead of being apart. Since they are stronger as a family.

Even though a part of me wants them to butt heads again, because I am just that sadistic. *evil laugh*
forwardish: GG B look upforwardish on June 24th, 2009 05:25 am (UTC)
Blair Waldorf

doctor who
Renéerogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2009 05:46 am (UTC)
Character: Blair Waldorf (hard to pick, all Blair scenes are the best)

1. Her dream sequences. They are always so creative and utterly adorable because, well, we know that Blair considers her life to be like a movie or a fairytale so of course her dreams have to mimic that, particularly anything involving Audrey Hepburn. :)

2. That scene with her in the hospital as she and Jenny break Eric out was awesome. It says a lot about her value to Eric, particularly later on in the season when she doesn't reveal about him being gay until he gave the okay to blackmail Asher.

3a. When she calls Serena during Thanksgiving after she turns back to her eating disorder, and how even with their dysfunctional family matters she and Serena and the rest of the gang just have some plain ordinary junk fast food elsewhere trying to escape it all. I think that it was ultimately sweet.

3b. In addition to that sweetness, I like any kind of interaction between Blair and Dan because it is very rare you see them communing in a civil manner or, God forbid, scheming together. I think those are the best. I even liked it when she was asking advice from him about Chuck, adorable. and yes I have this thing where I would love to see Blair/Dan happen on the show at some point, they are my guilty pairing don't judge me okay?


Unpopular Opinions: Doctor Who

1. I loved Rose. I loved Martha. I loved Donna. There is no one companion better than the other, so fandom can suck it. In fact, I would love there to be a spin off with all the companions as they have adventures of their own, much like Sarah Jane. Where Jack Harkness can appear every once in a while, because that would be fun. :D

2. I prefer Nine over Ten. I think David Tennant is vastly overrated. C'mon, where's the Christopher Eccleston love?

3. The new Doctor does not appeal to me, at all. I don't see him as attractive and he looks older instead of younger as people proclaim him to be. However, the new companion? She's hot. But I doubt I'll watch it.
forwardish: GG B Leighton forwardish on June 24th, 2009 07:13 am (UTC)
Blair has AWESOME dream sequences and one of the reasons I loved her so much in the books was her love of/obsession with Audrey Hepburn.

Dude, that show needs more Eric. And more scenes with Blair and Eric because he's so her surrogate little brother (will NOT go into differences from books now... will NOT).


Doctor Who:
I was devastated about the change in casting after 9. I LOVED 9, but I think David Tennant's sheer LOVE of the role is why everyone likes him so much.

Ah, I am not a Martha fan. Donna = awesome.


OMFG, I'm not liking him (11) at all either, but I'm not making final judgements until I've seen a few episodes.
Renéerogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2009 07:40 am (UTC)
Blair is just this fairytale queen with her idealistic dreams, it's too cute. And yes, there should be more Eric and more Eric and Blair scenes.

I fell in love with Nine, he was first exposure to the entire DW fandom after all and I didn't quite understand the regenerative thing at that time so I was majorly pissed off that we would no longer see Christopher in that role.

but I think David Tennant's sheer LOVE of the role is why everyone likes him so much.

Or that the majority of the fandom thinks he's "omg liek sooo hawt" (as that's what I see/read/hear everywhere when there's mentioning of David or Doctor Who).
M: Faith/Buffy iconmfirefly10 on June 24th, 2009 05:52 am (UTC)
Meme 1: Faith Lehane
Meme 2: Firefly
Renée: DH. Echo. Blank slate.rogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2009 07:35 am (UTC)
Character: Faith Lehane

1. The scene when Angel captured her and tried to reform her from her destructive ways for the first time. I think it really says a lot about Angel and how, I think, he sees a lot of himself in her. Especially when it continues into AtS and he attempts intervention once again, and it succeeds. There are a lot of emotional points here for Faith and how, out of everyone including Buffy, it was Angel who was able to get through to her. I think having that kind of relationship between the two was ultimately very sweet and beautiful. You could tell that Faith looks up to Angel and trusts him because of that. I mean, come on, he visited her when she was in jail (perhaps periodically for a while). I really wish there could've been more scenes with them.

2. The episodes where Buffy and Faith did the body swap. If anything that showed just how amazing their acting was, particularly on Eliza's end. Very convincing when they were playing off one another.

3. I liked it when Faith was spiraling downward and hit rock bottom, not that I liked seeing my girl getting hurt and confusion but I felt it was necessary for her to hit that bottom in order to regain herself once again. I like stories like that, and even long afterward Faith is still paying her debts for what she'd done. I identified a lot with Faith more than I did with Buffy, which is why she's my favorite character out of either show. Because she is my girl and I love her dearly. ♥

Here's a bonus: for the completely shallow moments, her dancing scenes. At the Bronze with Buffy and then in Angel combining her dancing with fighting. Sexy Faith is sexy. ;)


Unpopular Opinions: Firefly

1. I think I would've preferred more of Mal's bitterness as seen in the pilot and even in the movie rather than the lightheartedness for the rest of the series. I mean sure, Nathan Fillion is hilarious and making with the funny is always a nice touch, but to me Mal had a harder side to him and we should have seen more of that instead of every once in a while. Of course we all know this was the effect from FOX suggesting that change, but whatever.

2. I don't get the whole Mal/River pairing. I think they are more father-daughter like than for a romantic kind of couple thing. But this is coming from someone who ships Simon/River so, y'know.

3. Even though it was shocking, I understood the reason for Wash's death. You can't have everyone live in that kind of universe, otherwise it would've seemed unrealistic and too perfect particularly for a crew like theirs. I also have a feeling that if the show had gone on for another season or so we would have seen even more character deaths. So yeah, loved Wash and cried when he died but it was a necessity and I applaud Joss for going that risky route towards such a beloved character.
M: Kaylee 'Shiny' iconmfirefly10 on June 24th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
Love those Faith scenes. Then again, I love pretty much every Faith scene from BOTH shows so...kinda biased:).

ITA with 1 and 2. Had FOX not demanded it, there's no doubt in my mind that we would've seen dark!Mal through most of the series. And like you, I would've preferred that. There were plenty of other characters to carry the light-heartedness. And I don't get any of ther River pairings so...Mal/River actually bothers me less than Jayne/River. The only River pairing that I could even stomach would be Kaylee/River and even that, I have issues with.
Renéerogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
Hee, yeah, I'm pretty biased too when it comes to Faith. She's my homegirl and all her scenes and moments are worth the mention. ♥

I think, aside from Simon, River shouldn't be with anyone else other than a platonic way. I mean I have no issues with different pairings but, honestly, I can't see her with anyone else romantically simply because of her vulnerability which I can't get passed.
icecoldrain: Heroes - Dudeicecoldrain on June 24th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)
Seeley Booth and Supernatural!
Renée: Castiel. Love.rogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2009 04:50 pm (UTC)
Character: Seeley Booth

1. The pirates episode during the first season. It was just nice seeing him and the Squints just having the time of their lives playing around with the notion of discovering pirates. I don't know why I love it so much, I think because it was so early in the season that we ever got to see him being so comfortable around the Squint team other than Brennan, you know?

2. Booth and his socks. And his "Cocky" belt buckle. XD Pure David showing right there.

3. This is pretty much like in all the freaking episodes obviously and quite a predictable answer but, him and Brennan bickering. I just love seeing their little bicker sessions because it's so cute (and they are soooo married it's ridiculous!) But I also really like anything where Booth shows his affection and deep care for his partner when she's in peril, not to go completely in the whole "damsel in distress" because Brennan is so not that type, but whenever there's something she cannot get out of he's right there behind her, either actively or for moral support.


Unpopular Opinions: Supernatural

1. I don't get the Wincest, nor do I get RPS. I see the boys as brothers and nothing else beyond that, and while in some of my fandoms I do have certain incestuous pairings Sam/Dean is not one of those pairings because I just don't see it. Their entire relationship and chemistry is familial brotherly love, that's it. I mean, they're not the Petrelli brothers with the whole "but they're Italian!" phrase fandom has adopted. As for RPS and the J2 stuff, it's just not my cup of tea. I don't understand the fascination with it in general and I feel like it's crossing a boundary line (particularly in this fandom where porn and reality do get mixed up in such fangirl's fantasies concerning Sam/Dean and/or Jared/Jensen....and that's scary and kind of embarrassing).

2. I LOVE THE ENTIRE MYTHARC OF THE FOURTH SEASON! The introduction of angels and Heaven and the Apocalypse really appealed to me and if I hadn't already loved the show previously this would have definitely made me sit up and watch it. Which I have to say, I had loved the show before but it wasn't until this season where I finally got so captivated by what was happening with the mytharc. It just seems so perfect and right to introduce us to the concept especially now as the series is drawing to a close, and it's funny when I see fans complaining how it doesn't fit the mythology or it should always been about the boys and hunting and demons. You can't have demons and Hell without having the idea of angels/a higher power and Heaven. Light and Dark, part of the same coin and all that jazz. I just feel that some fans want the show to stay more occult-like than entering into the religious stuff (which is ironic considering most of what they deal with come from a variety of different religions, including Judeo-Christianity). So yeah, I think the religious and biblical direction the show is taking is perfect and I'm enjoying every second of it.

I also believe that because of dealing with something as huge as the Apocalypse, next season should be the last. No sixth season, even though many fans will be wanting like a gazillions more, having five is more realistic to what Kripke wants as opposed to what fans and the network want. RDM did it with BSG, so can Kripke with SPN.

3. It's no secret that the issues concerning female roles is a huge hot subject matter amongst fandom, so I'll say this as simply as I can. I like the majority of the female characters in the show. Do I think the show does them justice? Not always, but I do like the majority featured and do think the show can write them decently as they have in the past. However, the show kinda fails at creating adequate recurring female roles, which is why I had issues and was annoyed with new!Ruby and Anna during S4 mainly due to horrible writing and poor acting. This is why they should get more competent females for such recurring roles.

Why couldn't they bring back the one girl, Jamie, from the episode "Monster Movie"? She would've been an awesome candidate for a recurring role because she was no damsel in distress or had something special about her or whatever, and could hold her own pretty well.
icecoldrain: Heroes - Dudeicecoldrain on June 24th, 2009 07:10 pm (UTC)
I know people are complaining about bringing in heaven/hell/apocalypse but honestly, I can't see how one couldn't have seen that coming. They deal with demons/ghosts and things out of the ordinary, so it wasn't shocking at all for the show to have headed in this direction.

I didn't like Anna, but she grew on me lol.
Renée: Castiel. Harp.rogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
I know, right? Perhaps some people think due to the blatant nature of the season that the show is pushing religion down their throats or not focusing on the boys enough. Obviously they aren't watching the same show as I am. Their loss for not understanding the simplest of notions of taking the mythology and plot to another level.

I didn't mind her appearance in her final two episodes mostly because she was only there for like less than a minute for me to really care or get annoyed with her.
icecoldrain: Heroes - Dudeicecoldrain on June 24th, 2009 11:31 pm (UTC)
I know, and I can't see how they think it's trying to push religion at us. They aren't preaching, naming a religion as the 'right' one, or trying to get everyone to become religious. I think those people lost it once an angel appeared, and got all OMG THEY'RE DOING RELIGIOUS STUFF.
noybusiness on June 24th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
Character: Echo/Caroline Farrell

Unpopular Opinions: Angel
Renéerogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
Character: Echo/Caroline

1. My favorite scene with Caroline, which probably would go underneath an unpopular opinion because it seems most of the Dollhouse fandom dislikes her, would have to be the flashbacks when she was pursuing her activism against Rossum. It gave us a glimpse into who she was and how the Dollhouse tracked her down, and I think I would like to see more of Caroline in flashbacks because even with these glimpses we hardly know anything else about her other than her humans/animal rights activism and that she managed to run from Rossum/the Dollhouse for about two years.

2. My first favorite Echo scene would have to be the beginning montage of "A Spy in the House of Love" -- we were given a look at how Echo views her surroundings and seeing everything through her eyes, and at how self-aware she's becoming as opposed to the other Dolls. She's also figuring things out and piecing them together to make such conclusions herself even if she doesn't quite understand all the facts. I find this progression of Echo's evolving state very intriguing, and hope to see more in season two, particularly now since with the evolution of Super!Echo in "Omega" where she became imprinted with all the imprinted personalities and even more self-aware than ever before. I loved that whole aspect of that episode, actually, and the ending giving us the idea that Echo is still fully aware and will become her own person in later episodes.

3. I love Echo's friendship with Sierra and Victor. I think it's sweet and adorable how she looks out for them, and I'm really hoping that they are still in that friendship next season, because they essentially are the Dollhouse Scoobies as far as I'm concerned.


Unpopular Opinions: Angel

1. I think Angel/Cordy would've been sweet had they gone in that direction completely. I mean, Angel/Buffy will always be my OTP but there was a cuteness factor to them I thought. But then they made Cordelia of the Higher Power and then ultimately evil going with Connor and then in a coma, yeah. Not so much liking that aspect of her character, but overall I really loved Cordelia's involvement in the show regardless of how it turned out in the end. I loved her snark on Buffy and she brought that over into Angel for the first couple of seasons, but she had her own development. It was just sad that she had to die, y'know?

2. I like broody!Angel as much as the next person, though I liked how they switched it up in the later seasons with him not being so brooding and depressing, adding in some comedy with him for a change. That of course transcended into me loving him as Booth in Bones because he wasn't the tall, dark brooding vampire hiding in the shadows all the time. Heh.

3. I prefer dark!Wesley than wimpy!Wesley. Compare him from when he was first introduced in Buffy to later in Angel, when he becomes the more brooding character out of them all. Interesting transition, no?
Jane: britneykeykook16 on June 24th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
MEME #1 - Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan.

MEME #2 - Gossip Girl.
Renéerogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
O HAI THAR BB, LONG TIME NO SEE EH?

Character: Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan

1. When she dressed up like Wonder Woman for Halloween. She worked that costume yo, for real, and kicked major ass in it too. And even more hilarious was when she carried that hugeass gun and Booth was like "where did you find a place to store that?" XDDD

2. Her emotional breakdown in the S1 finale when she was trying to convince herself of her identity instead of the truth that's been hidden from her. Booth then coming up to he and hugging her, comforting her. It was a nice sweet, tender moment between the two which I loved seeing. Because c'mon, Booth loves his Bones and doesn't want to see her getting hurt in any way, shape or form.

3. Um, Bones and Booth bickering. I said this about Booth above and I'll say it here. They are SO MUCH LOVE when they bicker playfully, it's too adorable. ♥


Unpopular Opinions: Gossip Girl

1. Dan/Blair. It must happen at some point, and I have no shame in admitting that I like the thought of it.

2. As much as I love Chuck/Blair I also wouldn't mind if they just stayed friends, plotting and scheming together and making life a living hell for others that deserve it. They love each other and it's obvious, but I also would love just a platonic relationship either. I also don't mind Nate/Blair (although Nate can be an idiot sometimes, a lovable idiot but still).

3. I...don't like Jenny? I don't know if that's unpopular or not, but it's the truth. I know they're setting her up to be the next Queen B at the school just like in the books and all that, but honestly? Jenny is not material enough for that kind of position. There is only one Queen B, and that is Blair Waldorf. She IS the totes HBIC, m'kay?
Jane: super girlkeykook16 on June 25th, 2009 12:16 am (UTC)
HAI THAR!

re Brennan - I second Booth's question and the love of the bickering. YAY FOR B/B BICKERING!

Dan/Blair. It must happen at some point, and I have no shame in admitting that I like the thought of it.
*nodnodnod* I approve of this theory and hope that the show-writers do as well.

Chuck and Blair are awesome together, no matter what type of togetherness they happen to be in. And no WAY could Jenny, at this point in time, be HBIC the way Blair was. (Personally, I wouldn't rule it out for all eternity, I just can't see it happening immediately. No way.)
The Large Purple Weed: Castieltracy on June 25th, 2009 02:45 pm (UTC)
I can't believe no one's mentioned Castiel yet! CASTIEL. :D
Renée: SPN. Castiel.rogueslayer452 on June 26th, 2009 04:03 am (UTC)
INORITE? It's absolute blasphemy. Due to the fact that nearly ALL of Castiel's scenes are my favorites it was hard to narrow it down to just three. But here we go:

1. The infamous park bench scene at the end of 4.07, not only was it beautifully shot with them on the benches looking over the playground in the park, but it really gives us the first look at Castiel being utterly content and just himself in front of Dean. It was always business between them, unspoken words and such, but this scene? It was a memorable moment between him and Dean which told us they were bonding, there was a level of trust here given that Castiel confided something in Dean that he probably wouldn't mention to any others in the garrison, knowing the consequences. We also hear that he has doubts and questions regarding Heaven's orders, that he has faith in Dean and tells him these things with ease. It really says a lot about Castiel, and I thought it was beautifully done.

2. This isn't necessarily one particular moment, but you can see it throughout the season. Castiel's subtle gestures of either facial expressions or just using his eyes. He needs no words, his body language speaks enough volumes. Not all actors can do that as fluidly and naturally as Misha Collins does it, and he does it like a pro. He can make himself go from being Castiel to being Jimmy Novak in seconds, it's amazing how he can do that. Misha is just magical like that!

3a. When talking about subtly, there's one moment in "On The Head Of A Pin" when he's talking to Sam out in the hospital hallway and he continues to gaze towards Dean's room. He's looking at it, looks at Sam, and then back at the room again. It's such a small moment that you wouldn't think about it if you just watched it, but to me this signifies how much he really cares for Dean and is concerned for his well-being, even if he can't pull out a miracle to heal him. (and of course, every single scene in that episode Castiel was amazing, but yeah we already knew that ;p)

3b. Because I am indecisive and needed to add another third favorite scene. Castiel picking up and skimming through one of Chuck's "Supernatural", er, future "Winchester Gospel" novels after saying he's a fanboy of them. This kind of mirrors him flipping through the book in the premiere, doesn't it? CASTIEL IS SUCH A BOOKWORM!!! :DDD THIS FILLS ME WITH UTTER GLEE!


I could go on, obviously. So many favorite moments, so little time to express my love for them. But everyone should now that CASTIEL IS LOVE and that is that. ♥
The Large Purple Weed: Dean/Castiel eyefuckingtracy on June 27th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
Castiel's subtle gestures of either facial expressions or just using his eyes.

I mean, YES to everything you said, but ESPECIALLY THIS. Especially this. God, Misha, I don't understand how he can be so freaking crazy and yet play Castiel's nuances so perfectly it makes me want to weep.

*grins* How much do I love that you cheated and added a 3b? <3333333333 Ilu, bb. And I have to add my own moment: the one where Dean caught his eyes and he was utterly and completely helpless to do anything but be caught. Oh, Cas. THINKING ABOUT HIM IS GETTING ME SO WORKED UP FOR NO GOOD REASON.
Renée: Dean/Castiel. Forgiven.rogueslayer452 on June 28th, 2009 03:52 am (UTC)
HEEE! :DDD

That is my favorite moment in the finale too. Hence why I have like, two icons of this moment, hee. That whole moment just, God, having Dean catching Castiel in such a vulnerable moment like that? MY HEART, IT MELTS. It's almost the same with Castiel in this little moment:



IT'S OKAY BB I GET WORKED UP OVER HIM TOO. ESPECIALLY IN THAT GIF. MISHA IS JUST TOO DAMN AMAZING IN THIS ROLE FOR HIS OWN GOOD, MY GOD.