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11 March 2018 @ 07:48 pm
Sometimes the recognition isn't about using bait...  
++ I didn't watch the Oscars, I only paid attention to everyone reacting to it in real time, but I am so very happy that The Shape of Water won Best Picture. Part of me wishes that Get Out could have gotten it, as I feel like it deserved more wins (and it really would have stuck it to the Academy members who had really racist opinions about the film itself), but if there was to be another film to win instead anything by Guillermo del Toro would do. At least Get Out won for best original screenplay, which makes history as Jordan Peele is the first black person to win the award. The Shape of Water, Get Out, and Coco were the highlight wins of the event, which makes me happy.

++ The teaser for the second season of Luke Cage looks absolutely hype.

++ Krysten Ritter speculates that there won't be another season of The Defenders. I'm not even remotely surprised by this, considering how lukewarm and blah the first season was. The basic concept had potential but combined with the bad writing and execution of plot it just didn't deliver and was a huge letdown. Though I guess it served its purpose of getting the main characters together in some way, but it still could've been much better than it was. It's disappointing since it didn't take full advantage of the time they had, you know what I mean? At least now we can have them appearing and guesting in each other's respective shows.

++ We have a trailer for The Expanse S3 and it looks so good, I can't wait.
 
 
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Lauren: Ruby Roundhouseeowyn on March 12th, 2018 05:12 am (UTC)
I was really pleased at the Best Picture win, too! I've been hanging out to see it.
Renée: Agents of Shield. Skye.rogueslayer452 on March 12th, 2018 07:41 am (UTC)
I would've honestly accepted and been happy with either The Shape of Water or Get Out as the winner, to be honest. In the end, I'm glad that The Shape of Water won all the awards that night. :)
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icecoldrainicecoldrain on March 12th, 2018 07:08 am (UTC)
I always get my Oscars news from other people and I love all the fashion coverage lmao. I wish Get Out won for best movie, but I'm also okay with The Shape of Water winning. Get Out should've won all the awards though.

I loved The Defenders so I'm a little sad that we likely won't get a second season. In the off chance we do, can they ditch Iron Fist? XD
Renée: Jessica Jones.rogueslayer452 on March 12th, 2018 07:35 am (UTC)
Get Out deserved more recognition than it was given. I'm glad it won what it did, because it was rightfully earned, but it truly needed more nominations and to win more than it did that night. If anything, Daniel Kaluuya deserved to win for Best Actor.

I would only accept another season of The Defenders if they got a completely new showrunner, new writers, and ditch Danny Rand/Iron Fist and replace him with Colleen Wing as the fourth Defender instead. So, basically, for it to be nothing like what the first season was and to be what we deserved in the first place. But I doubt that will ever happen. The thing is, I liked the concept of what the show seemed to be but the execution was severely lacking and disappointing, imho. To be fair, I was only hyped up to see Jessica, Luke and Matt and some of the other supporting characters interacting with each other, but even that didn't get utilized as much as I wanted it to. Unfortunately, in the end it just didn't live up to the hype that we were promised and even with the interactions we did get I yearned for more, while they played up too much of The Hand/Iron Fist plot that I just didn't care about at all.
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Daniela: blossomeiffels on March 12th, 2018 09:16 am (UTC)
Yeah I’m not too shocked that there might not be another season of The Defenders. The first season could have been so much better than it actually was! As long as we get more JJ, I’m happy.
Renée: Jessica Jones.rogueslayer452 on March 12th, 2018 10:56 am (UTC)
Yeah, my overall reaction to The Defenders was just, meh. It wasn't the most horrible thing ever, but it definitely could've been much better. I enjoyed the interactions that we got, but I was left with wanting more. And I'm still kinda bitter that they didn't have Claire interacting with everyone, considering she was the interconnecting link between all shows. Such wasted opportunity, tbh.
Avox in Arcadia: Daredevil: as you wishperpetual on March 12th, 2018 03:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link about The Defenders. I had already been assuming that there won't be a second season, and I'm fine with that. I think they could and probably would improve a lot if it continued, but it would take resources and attention away from the solo series and at the moment I'm more interested in those. But apparently Luke and Misty are both going to appear on Iron Fist, and that I didn't know. Great news! Iron Fist still has a lot of potential, and crossovers are the best thing it has going for it.
Renée: Jessica Jones.rogueslayer452 on March 13th, 2018 01:44 am (UTC)
I think they could and probably would improve a lot if it continued, but it would take resources and attention away from the solo series and at the moment I'm more interested in those.

Yeah, I agree. There probably would be room for improvement from the first season, but honestly, the entire purpose of the show was to get these characters together, which it more or less achieved. And getting them all together again would kind of disrupt their own storylines to fight another Big Bad together, which in theory is great, but we've seen how the writers handled The Hand and that's not something I want to experience again. I would much prefer them visiting each other on their own shows, because crossover potential is endless and I'm all about having them help each other own in their own storylines.
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potentiality_26potentiality_26 on March 12th, 2018 07:19 pm (UTC)
I'm going to see The Shape of Water soon and I'm very happy for it, but I agree with you about Get Out. It was so good, but hopefully its reception- the fact that it was nominated at all- is a good sign for what's to come.
Renéerogueslayer452 on March 13th, 2018 03:13 am (UTC)
There are times when good horror/thrillers come around that are so unique and smart and different from anything we've seen that deserves more attention, and Get Out was one of them. I'm happy it won for Best Original Screenplay, because the story was done amazingly well and it was rightfully deserved, but I do wish the movie had won a lot more. I'm hoping that it'll get more recognition, even if it's done retroactively.
Nina: <bananarama> wowhoneymink on March 12th, 2018 08:01 pm (UTC)
Still haven't watched S2 of "The Expanse" but kind of really think I should now since I heard Elizabeth Mitchell is going to be in S3 and that I'd really like to see.

As for "The Defenders", I found some character interactions more interesting than others, not sure they convinced me as a team. It seemed like Matt and Jessica were separate but kind of on the same page, what connected Jessica and Luke was mostly history and yes there was some sort of connection between Luke and Danny that was mostly forced by Claire and Colleen. It wasn't very organic and probably wasn't intended to be either.
Renée: Jessica Jones.rogueslayer452 on March 13th, 2018 04:24 am (UTC)
I'm just going through The Expanse again and it's such amazing scifi. I actually really want to read the books, too.

I found some character interactions more interesting than others, not sure they convinced me as a team.

Yeah, I think that's one of my issues with the show as well. They were very underdeveloped as being a team. We got them together, and some of the bonds are stronger than others (Jessica and Luke already knew each other, Jessica and Matt was beginning to blossom into an interesting friendship there that I liked seeing in their interactions), but as a whole I wish we'd gotten more for them to make sense in the end of them forming a bond like a team. The whole Danny and Luke thing was definitely very forced and, even if it wasn't meant to be organic it still bothered me. Danny just didn't fit in and even if that was intentional, he just didn't click with anyone and created more problems with the group than anything else. I don't know. Again, this is one of the things where I wished there was more time to actually show them building up that trust and bond with each other. More time with that and less time with The Hand stuff. Such a wasted opportunity.
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Ery-chan: pic#105558586erychan86 on March 12th, 2018 09:44 pm (UTC)
I completely missed the Oscars this year and then I cursed myself when my republican BiL said that people boicotted them (16% less than last year) because “people support Trump and they are tired of hearing Hollywood talk shit about him” I rolled my eyes so hard I thought I could actually go back in time and watch the show!!!

I’m inteserted in the shape of water because I’ve heard a lot of good things about it and I like Del Toro... also Coco seems pretty interesting even if I think they sold it badly... I mean, I remember seeing the trailers at the movies and being “what is it about???” But not in a good curious way... but some of my friends told me they cried all their tears, so it’s up my alley LOL

Not too surprised about the defenders... that’s sad though...
Renéerogueslayer452 on March 13th, 2018 08:16 am (UTC)
I mean, I remember seeing the trailers at the movies and being “what is it about???” But not in a good curious way...

That's very strange that you say that, because I thought they prompted the movie very nicely. I remember seeing the trailers and thinking how beautiful it looked, and how lovely it was to focus on Mexican culture which might not always be represented like this on screen before. They didn't reveal too much about it from the trailers, which is a good thing because it made me very curious and I'm glad that I remained unspoiled for it.

Not too surprised about the defenders... that’s sad though...

I'm just sad because there was just a lot of wasted potential, y'know? It could have been great, but it was very lackluster.
haebin: hellohaebin on March 13th, 2018 12:05 am (UTC)
Oh, Luke Cage gets another season? Nice. I didn't watch it yet but when I do and I love the season, I don't have to wait so long for the next one. \o/

I wish I could watch the Oscars every year but because of the time difference it's in the middle of the night and it would totally screw my sleep pattern. Aaand I am too old to stay awake during the whole night. :>
Renée: Inara Serra. Radiance.rogueslayer452 on March 13th, 2018 06:38 am (UTC)
After Luke Cage practically broke Netflix when it premiered and got a lot of praising reviews, it was no doubt that it would get a second season. :)

In truth, I don't watch award shows anymore. I used to when I was a teenager and somewhat in my early twenties, but I don't know whether I've grown out of them or they just haven't been as entertaining as they used to be, but I just can't seem to care. Also, most of the things that I want to win either weren't even nominated or don't end up winning anyway. I will only watch other people react and see the outcome after the fact.
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~*Suzy Q*~blakmagjick on March 13th, 2018 06:48 pm (UTC)
Jordan Peele is the first black person to win the award
I was SO happy about this!!

I still need to watch the first season of Luke Cage...haha
Renéerogueslayer452 on March 14th, 2018 12:45 am (UTC)
Still wished Get Out won all the awards, but it made history with that win alone, so that's something at least.

Luke Cage is really good, the second part lags a bit, but overall it's a very solid first season. :)
Echidna Media Organization project S.N.A.L.: Numbatemo_snal on March 21st, 2018 06:44 am (UTC)
LJ recommended this as an entry "you might like" to me... and I just want to say I'm so excited for the next season of Expanse to come out!!!