crazydiamondsue: (BTVS Tara "Glinda")
1) I started watching Teen Wolf. I'm not really sure why. Actually, I think it was because [livejournal.com profile] ladycat777, [livejournal.com profile] turnonmyheels and [livejournal.com profile] luvxander were and I wanted to have something to talk to them about, haha.

2) It doesn't suck, as I assumed it would. I mean, I'd like characterization and metaphor, but I'll settle for lack of (even casual) homophobia, added shirtlessness and "WTF?!" (in a good way) reactions to every episode.

3) CJ wants me to write fic for this show. This is most likely NOT going to happen. One, because I need something to either parody or meta in order to write, and this show already does one and doesn't really lend to the other. Two, I could never write Derek/Stiles for the same reason I rarely wrote Angel: I can't write characters who aren't composed entirely of dialogue. If I wrote fic for this show, it would probably be Scott/Jackson/Allison, haha!

4) I loved watching BtVS (duh) because, while it was a high school show created when I was in my late 20s, David and James and Charisma were all older than I, and Nicky and Aly are close to my age. The mom on Teen Wolf is two years younger than I am. Ouch.

5) I'm up to the 4th episode of Season 2 (yes, I paid for Hulu Plus to watch Season 2) and wow, did I not see some of this stuff coming.

6) Tigh!

7) Jonah starts ballet next Wednesday (he'll have it once a week for an hour while he's four). He's going to the school that Ballet Oklahoma draws from, so here's hoping he had talent and endurance. I get to go buy wee black tights and dance shoes today! (He chose ballet over gymnastics. Whatever -- exercise is exercise. And ballet is actually $5 cheaper a month, at least while he's four.)

8) I really want to talk Teen Wolf with someone who wants to talk about Teen Wolf. Call me. Or email me at crazydiamondsue@gmail.com if you've lost my number. I don't know why I want to talk about it. I just do. And [livejournal.com profile] cityphonelines gives me an indulgent "FML" when I try to talk about it; one, because she has no interest and two because I'm interrupting her mainlining of Big Bang Theory.

9) Teen Wolf

Date: 2012-08-31 03:18 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] ladycat777.livejournal.com
ext_1720: two kittens with a heart between them (joss - spike long day)
Teen Wolf will eat your brain. For serious. I cannot escape this show and I am honestly of the same almost-meh opinion that you are. It's not *bad*. It's just not... good enough? I don't know how to phrase it. My words have left me and now I flounder around, parched and discouraged.

Anyway. The show is hella fun. I enjoy watching it and talking to a coworker about it over lunch immensely. But fic? Probably not going to happen, no. There's a small chance of something that happens in the season finale and if they build on *that* maybe. But unlikely.

Yay ballet! That is excellent. Balance and grace, two things ballet never did crap about for me. Hopefully he'll get more of that *g*

Date: 2012-08-31 03:40 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] crazydiamondsue.livejournal.com
It will indeed. I started casually and then found myself up and 3 am, clicking "Next Episode" with feverish zeal, haha!

I constantly hold genre TV up to the mirror of BtVS and find it wanting, and I'm trying REALLY hard not to do that here, especially since the shows are so easy to compare in regard to genre, setting, etc. But...Supernatural had more metaphorical moments, ya know? It's delicious, delicious candy around a center that isn't exactly hollow, but only contains a scant amount of caramel and just makes you yearn for more. My biggest thing is that the characters are rarely proactive. And I needed more to why Kate did what she did than "Werewolves are monsters; they make monster movies about them" and Derek's being Derek beyond "Fire bad, Stiles pretty" (snerk).

I've had "Everything Was Beautiful at the Ballet" in my head for a week.

Date: 2012-08-31 03:46 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] ladycat777.livejournal.com
ext_1720: two kittens with a heart between them (cute)
I've had "Everything Was Beautiful at the Ballet" in my head for a week.

I love you.

I'm right there with you on holding it up and finding pretty much all shows lacking. It's not that the shows are bad. They aren't. It's just that Buffy/Angel were so much BETTER than these shows can conceive of. It is disconcerting and saddening. I caught the Gift on this weekend and it really brought home just how much was packed into 42 minutes: meaty, interesting stuff, with layers and metaphor and *heart* plus snappy dialog that the other shows don't even attempt to ape. They look at it, sure. Joss's affect on these shows is visible.

But they don't even try to reach it. *sigh*

Actually, there's hints about both Kate and Derek's motivations towards the end of the season, which is one of my chief complaints too. I understand the humans. They're human teenagers; the motivations aren't complicated. But some of the other stuff needs more than just It Happened.

I want SOUL dammit. Not just candy fluff. Give me something to sing about chew on. Hell, Avengers had more of that in a little over two hours!

Date: 2012-09-01 01:41 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] crazydiamondsue.livejournal.com
I have thoughts for you. I will email you longiness later.

Date: 2012-08-31 03:35 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] wesleysgirl.livejournal.com
How are you watching it? It seems like half my f-list is talking about this show and I feel left out!

Date: 2012-08-31 03:41 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] crazydiamondsue.livejournal.com
I watched Season One streaming on Netflix and Season Two on Hulu Plus. (I was scared I wouldn't find S2 and you know how rare dl's are these days.)

*creepy voice* JOIN US!! /creepy voice

Date: 2012-08-31 03:42 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] ladycat777.livejournal.com
ext_1720: two kittens with a heart between them (jewish - sh'ma)
DL's are not that rare! I can always hook you up <3

Date: 2012-08-31 03:54 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] likeadeuce.livejournal.com
It's free on the MTV website, which has been working fine for me. . .

Date: 2012-08-31 04:09 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] crazydiamondsue.livejournal.com
Now you tell me, haha!

Date: 2012-08-31 04:14 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] lunabee34.livejournal.com
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OMG MORE OF YOU!

I may have to jump on this bandwagon after all.

Date: 2012-09-01 01:41 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] crazydiamondsue.livejournal.com
Yes. Yes you should. Bandwagon with me!

Date: 2012-08-31 05:38 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] turnonmyheels.livejournal.com
finish up and then we can talk!!! I don't want to spoil you.

Granddaddy Tigh is the most OTT EVER. He eats all the scenery!

Date: 2012-09-01 01:42 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] crazydiamondsue.livejournal.com
I will email you as soon as I finish (i.e. Jonah stops boggarting the laptop for DisneyJunior.com).

Granddaddy Tigh!!!

Date: 2012-08-31 09:45 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] anelith.livejournal.com
I can't wait to hear how Jonah likes ballet. I took ballet for years and years and loved it. My good friend Deb has had some issues with the way dance schools operate here (she has 2 girls who have taken dance at several places) and I hope you don't run into the same situation. The local dance schools place such a huge emphasis on the end-of-year recital, and pull out all the stops -- very elaborate costumes (sometimes multiple), lots of make-up... Deb says it's like a beauty pageant instead of a dance recital. Since Jonah's school seems like a "real" school that turns out serious dancers I hope that is not the case there.

Have lots of fun Jonah!

Date: 2012-09-01 01:44 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] crazydiamondsue.livejournal.com
I bought his first pair of Capezios today! Haha, I just told Eddie today that I was afraid J might need one of the "vanity" schools and not a super serious one because I doubt the boy cares about more than twirling. Oh well. I hope he has fun. I took a month or two of ballet, but things came and went so quickly in my little town that she didn't last long. I met a woman today whose son went to college on a dance scholarship, though, so we'll see how he likes it!

Date: 2012-08-31 10:45 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] luvxander.livejournal.com
Hmm...I can see the Scott/Jackson - ness...but I just don't have the liking for Allison. To me, she seems like she's just part of the scenery, only there to advance a piece of the storyline and, even then, only when they want to mention that piece. Further into season 2, I started liking the idea of Scott/Isaac as a back burner couple thing. It's tiny, but it's there.

I cannot stand Tigh's character in this show...which probably just proves they're doing something right. And I could have sent you a flashdrive with season 2 on it, if you'd said something. You didn't need to go and pay for Hulu just to watch it.

YAY!! for tiny balletboys!!!!

Date: 2012-09-01 01:47 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] crazydiamondsue.livejournal.com
I'm fascinated by Jackson. Yes, that shames me.

I can see what you mean with Allison. The thing is, they've got all the ingredients for a GREAT character with her (talk about torn between two extremes) but they just kind of have her float along and I'd like to see more confliction in her character (I still have most of S2 to go).

Crap! I should have asked you, because Hulu buffers like a mofo on my laptop. :(

He has tiny ballet slippers! And tiny tights! Pics to come, haha.

Date: 2012-09-01 09:47 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] winterlive.livejournal.com
YESSSSSSSSSS

Date: 2012-09-02 03:21 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] crazydiamondsue.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] cityphonelines JUST asked me yesterday if I had seen Winter lately. Now I can affirm, LOL!

I don't know if I could have a fandom again, but at least I have a show to talk to my friends about again!

Date: 2012-09-02 04:07 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] winterlive.livejournal.com
do it! this show is so ridiculous, and so very not perfect, but man... MAN it's fun. :)

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