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29 July 2006 @ 04:19 pm
Random Saturday Happenings  
1. For the passed couple of days I've been having a Bones marathon, watching all the episodes in high-quality. Just to refresh my addiction to this show, and to get ready for the new season which should be starting this upcoming fall schedule (and hopefully it won't clash with all my other fandoms). It's really a fascinating show, the weekly mysteries and the character chemistry and developments, and I just love Brennan and her straightforward manner and intelligence despite how socially inept she may be. Not to mention the incredibly handsome David Boreanaz playing Booth, sarcastic and fun with great chemistry between him and Brennan. This show equals so much love on many different levels. I will be posting reviews starting from the pilot episode, possibly before the second season starts; if not, I'll be overlapping written reviews from newer and older episodes. The more the merrier, I say. Hee.

2. Thank goodness the weather is cooling down, though gradually, since it's becoming more tolerable to stand outside without massive heat waves. Some days it's under 100o, while other days it rises again. It's getting ridiculous, and there's been reported heat-related deaths all over California. Plus, the State Faire is arriving and if the heat does tend to rise, it'll be completely dangerous to consider even stepping outside. But thankfully, from the reports it seems to be gradually ceasing. Which is good.

3. Lately I've been testing the water for another new show that just premiered on Lifetime: Angela's Eyes. Now, I have no idea where I stand with this show. It's interesting because of the storylines, however I sense this as a mixture of Crossing Jordan and the character of Temperance Brennan from Bones, with a load of personal issues to deal with. Combining only the two episodes shown, she's been getting together with a guy who at first didn't really understand her trust issues, which she has a lot of personal drama with that considering her parents are traitors of the country, and then got back together with him. In the latest episode more trust issues arose and he broke it off because she has to deal with them, and Angela begging for a "second chance" even though he already gave her one in the pilot episode. There's also the family thing, where there's something special about a family time capsule box that possibly has secrets about her parents that she discovered was dug up before she got there, where she suspects it is her brother who apparently returns and although gives no straight answer, there's another hidden meaning about this. Oh, and her father is in prison and her mother is elsewhere and she refuses to be in contact with her.

Again, I say this, it's a shitload of drama and personal character issues Angela definitely has; then again, it is being shown on Lifetime. I didn't like how everything just exploded in the first episode without having things gradually be revealed, like what Veronica Mars does. Though Angela does have interesting insights to some things, like being able to tell when a person lies or other techniques she uses, she does have serious trust issues that are all connected with her family history. More specifically, with her parents. So, my opinion about this show in general? It's interesting, though it seems there's no moderation on what is revealed --- which I think too much as been revealed about the character and her problems than there should've been especially for the first two episodes. Hell, even for the first episode. But it's still worth looking into. I'll make my final judgement after a few more episodes and where this all leads.

Now, I shall return to my Bones marathon! Yays. I think I'll have a Supernatural marathon after this.
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Current Music: S.H.E - Ring Ring Ring
glassnowdrop on July 30th, 2006 01:18 am (UTC)
oh!! Marathon. I just finished watching a sort of marathon of desperate housewives, season one with my boyfriend, and now he's downloading season two since we can't get it on dvd yet!
I'm also watching buffy from the begining again in my spare time. it's really fun.

I haven't managed to watch a lot of bones, but i love what i've seen
sirduke on July 30th, 2006 02:36 am (UTC)
While I haven't watched Angela's Eyes, I've heard about it and I dislike shows that throw the bomb on you like that in the first episode. I don't know if you watched Six Feet Under, but I watched the first two episodes last week. I was completely overwhelmed; SO MANY things were revealed in the first episode, I couldn't take it. I've been waiting to see SFU for months and so many people love it. Maybe I'll watch more episodes one day, but not anytime soon.
Renée: Veronica Mars. Smug.rogueslayer452 on July 30th, 2006 02:46 am (UTC)
Hee, I like your icon. Psych is love. *g*

Yeah, shows that tend to reveal too much in one episode, particularly the pilot, just seems a little overdone. I like it when things are given away bit-by-bit, so we as an audience are drawn into the mysteries and want to know more, thus stay tuned into the next episode for a little more revealed information. That's how I get pulled into a series, personally speaking. Though, I don't know if Angela's Eyes is supposed to be that way, and then head into another direction. I'll certainly see as the season picks up. I mean, certainly if you're going to reveal lots of information I'd rather it be in moderation than just outright say, "oh yeah, this and this and that happened, and it results to this". Veronica Mars does the moderation thing perfectly, revealing enough to pull you in but leaving things hanging so you'll stay tuned for what the outcome will be in the future episodes.

I've heard great things about Six Feet Under, and I haven't seen it yet but from the premise it sounds intriguing.
Jbeauty_awake on August 2nd, 2006 05:55 pm (UTC)
I love Bones... I can't wait for it's return
Renée: Brennan. Working.rogueslayer452 on August 2nd, 2006 05:57 pm (UTC)
Me neither. It's a fabulous show, great with the mysteries and the interest in forensic anthropology. And now, we have a great new mystery with Brennan's family after the finale, so I'm waiting to see what they have to offer for next season. :)