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Now that it's June and all, I figure it is an appropriate time to finally finish up my long-abandoned TV of 2009 round-up post. (It's not so bad, is it? June? January? June? January? Whatever, they start with the same letter.) Time consuming though it may be to write up, and perhaps tedious though it may be to read, I do like to have it for personal reference (laaaaame, but true!). So I am just going to slam through these mofos and finish this TONIGHT, OR ELSE. I've got three hours to meet that goal, and clock starts... now! (This might mean that pictures will have to wait until later, though. Also, spoilers for the most recent episodes of: Robin Hood, Royal Pains, Spooks, Star Trek: The Animated Series, Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate: SG-1, and The Prisoner.)

TV of 2009, part the third and last. I PROMISE. )

HEY, GUESS WHAT, I FINISHED ON TIME! Hey, guess what else? My life is so sad and TV-centric that writing up a brief chronicle of my viewership turns into an all-consuming chore, ahahaha whhhhyyyyyyy. Okay, I'll probably update this with appropriate picspams in time (which coming from me probably means next January or something).
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Swiped from [ profile] sistergrimm36:

Pick your five favorite TV shows (in no particular order) and answer the following questions.
Don't cheat!

(I HATE NARROWING DOWN FAVORITES. This is too hard. I decided to leave off Merlin and Star Trek because I included them in the last meme I did, but it still hurts. And Psych! I thought of it too late!)

1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
2. Lost
3. Chuck
4. Stargate (I was just going to do Atlantis, but I've been on an SG-1 kick lately so I'll go ahead and smoosh them together)
5. Robin Hood

The questions... Also, um spoilers for all of the shows listed. )
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I feel like I should be posting about Lost right now, but... just... owww. I don't know. It was really really amazingly good; I loved it; Emmys for everyone; oh and it RUINED MY LIFE AND BRUISED MY SOUL. AUUUUGH. Maybe I'll be up for talking about it when I can better reconcile my love and my pain, but for now I'll just brood.

So to distract myself with lamely happy-making stuff, please excuse me while I have a mini-Stargate ramble! First of all, AHAHAHAAAAAAA okay I would cut this for spoilers but somehow I sincerely doubt that anybody cares -- Lou Diamond Phillips has been cast on SGU???! GUYS. I DON'T CARE HOW AWFUL THIS SHOW IS. ACTUALLY I KIND OF PREFER THAT IT BE TERRIBLE. BUT. DUDE. I AM SO WATCHING IT. It also further increases my resolve that I move to Vancouver and horn in on this nonsense -- I was just discussing with one of my friends yesterday how, despite my dream to one day work on a TV show and be as awesome as all of my TV writing heroes, I would almost prefer to work on a shitty show because, well, if I was writing a good show, then I couldn't be watching it, you know? (For instance, much as I envy Darlton, I always feel kind of bad that they're the only people really who can't watch Lost and go, "Holy crap, I had no idea that was going to happen!!!!" How sad for them.)

And then while I was still cracking up over that, oh. [ profile] face_of_joe. Don't ever change.

Aaaaand! New Bob Picardo interview! Just when I thought it wasn't possible for me to love him any more... A few highlights:

'I believe we were detained at the airport for a time because apparently there's someone on the No-Fly list who has a similar name to me, minus one vowel. ... So I kept saying "Is the guy who's not supposed to be flying on the plane, was he on Star Trek too? Because if you want to confirm my identity you can turn on the Spike channel at two o'clock. It's a great way to know who I am!" But apparently Homeland Security either doesn't watch SCI FI or they just won't admit it.'

'Let's put it this way. My tie, incidentally which Bill Nye gave me, it says "Beneficial insects control pests and provide food for other critters such as songbirds." That's what it says inside my tie, which features beneficial insects. I propose to you that Richard Woolsey turned out to be a beneficial insect.' [Yeah. SERIOUSLY. How is he so awesome???]

'And I also thought it would be great fun to do a show with Joe [Flanigan] where he and I were kind of isolated together, and we make discoveries about each other that we don't -- professional colleagues that really don't know each other at all, personally, and have one of those things where you discover things that are unexpected about each other.' [I propose that this should be the first SGA movie. Oh golly.]

And and and slight spoilers about that one show that I also love that he's going to be on later this season... oh man... I might possibly explode from anticipation...! You have no idea how happy it makes me to be able to use my Woolsey tag again.
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In doing my Year in Fiction recap last time, I had the most fun -- and blew the most time! -- doing my TV post; and, as 2008 began drawing to a close, I sincerely looked forward to going through the same process again in putting together a TV of 2008 retrospective. Yet once work actually began... I. Wow. Holy balls, guys. I WATCH SO MUCH FRIGGEN TV. When exactly did that happen? Looking over my post from last year I felt a bit ridiculous about how many new fandoms I had picked up, but between now and then my list has just about tripled. Um. Err. Yeah. Oops? I apologize in advance for the rather epic nature of this post, then. Definitely not dial-up friendly. Spoilers for the most recent seasons of: American Idol, Big Wolf on Campus, Chuck, Crusoe, House M.D., Legend of the Seeker, Life on Mars, Lost, M*A*S*H, Mad Men, Merlin, The Middleman, Psych, Pushing Daisies, Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate: SG-1, Star Trek: DS9, Star Trek: TOS.

Television of 2008 )
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I have accomplished all of ONE of my goals for this vacation by finally beating Zelda! WOO AND HOO. AND ALSO OW HAND CRAMP OWWWW but wow so totally worth it. That was probably the first time I've really gotten into a video game since... uhhh... Yoshi's Island, when I was about eight (although, pssht, I am still the undisputed GRAND MASTER of that game -- except, oh, my sister recently got the DS version which is about a jillion times harder, holy crap. I sat down and played for about thirty minutes and kept getting 99%s on everything, argh!) so it was like an entirely new experience in getting involved in storylines and characters and exploring and puzzle solving and, seriously, SO. MUCH. FUN. (Except of course for every part that had to be completed with Epona. Sorry, but the horse friggen sucks and I was about to crush the remote with frustration during the mounted battle with Ganondorf, aaaaaarrrrgh! AHEM.) Of course my sense of accomplishment is inevitably coupled by sadness that it's all over -- but there are still plenty of things for me to go back and finish up (Cave of Ordeals! Totally kicked my ass around level forty or so the first time I played it! Poe Souls! I still need about fifteen more! Bugs! I'm missing the last six!). In conclusion, MIDNA IS THE COOLEST and I will most probably be replaying this game some time in the near future (either that or getting the virtual console version of Ocarina of Time because, yes, more video games are exactly what I need!).

In other news, Robert Picardo is awesome AND IS GOING TO BE IN THE ATLANTIS MOVIES YES YES YES. Let's not talk about the part where the show is over after tonight. SOB.

In other other news, Psych returns! I'm so excited! And, seriously, I love that NBC shows all have great official websites and, in my greatly researched opinion, Psych's is far and away the best of the bunch. Words cannot contain my anticipatory glee over all of the teases in the advent calendar (okay, trying to keep it spoiler free here, but -- LASSSSSITER!!!!!!!! ...Interpret that as you will), and then I went through this morning and did all of their new quizzes. My knowledge of Psych guest stars is embarrassingly extensive, apparently. Also, Carlton and I are totally Meant To Be (I didn't even cheat! Honestly, I thought I was going to get Gus).

To wrap up... I was just watching some DS9 last night while working out so... here! Have some Kira being gorgeous. Ohhh, would outer space even be half so fun without holosuites?
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VEGAS. FINALLY ARRIVED. HOLY CRAP. AWESOME OVERLOAD. COMPLETE SENTENCES. ARE IMPOSSIBLE. I would hate myself for willingly depriving myself of it for so long, but. Duuuuude. The payoff was so totally worth it. I almost don't even want to write up a reaction because I loved EVERY SINGLE FRIGGEN THING about this ep and, uh, wow, I almost don't really know any other way to expand on that. But, hey, I'm resourceful, I'm sure I'll manage somehow.

SGA 5.19 Vegas )
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My sister, home for the holidays, has recently taken up harassing me for episodes of SGA to catch up with. OH, BEING FORCED TO WATCH TV. MY LIFE IS SO HARD. So we're in the middle of season three right now, just got through the two-parter -- and, well. Just sayin'. BUT. Those episodes can totally be retconned to where John returns with the primary motivation of rescuing Woolsey, right? RIGHT. Of course I'm right. Awww, I love those two. HAVE I MENTIONED HOW MUCH I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO "VEGAS"? IS IT JANUARY 2ND YET???

Speaking of other shows recently on hiatus -- no Chuck until February! Or Pushing Daisies until... January or February, probably! Or Merlin until later than that! So a brief last-gasp-of-2008 babble about each:

2.12 Chuck vs. Santa Claus )

Pushing Daisies 2.10 The Norwegians )

Merlin 1.13 Le Morte d'Arthur )


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Okay, is it just me or is Crusoe being preempted by some Christmas special?? WHAT GIVES, NBC? Y'all know how much holiday cheer I harbor in my heart, BUT NOT WHEN IT INTERFERES WITH MY WEEKLY PIRATICAL EXPLOITS. Sigh.

In other TV news, new SGA! Which, for whatever reason, I really wasn't that into this week, but I've been dutifully reacting to every single episode this season so it would feel amiss to start slacking now... Spoilers for SGA 5.17 Infection ) Maybe I'm just getting so impatient for "Vegas" that everything between is like... OMG hurry up and get over with...! Except not really because, well, yeah. :/ Why is everything getting canceled?? Oh, and now apparently NBC might not be picking up Merlin? Don't do this to me, TV!! I'm getting ready to watch the new episode right now, actually... this is going to be BIG TIME DRAMARAMA, isn't it? *is so totally going to cry, I CAN FEEL IT*
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Drive-by fic rec before I have to zip off to watch Legend of the Seeker (WHAT. DON'T JUDGE. Also, at least I'm actually going to catch it this week! It's the 7:00 timeslot that keeps throwing me off -- I turn on the TV at 8:00 and go DAMMIT!!!!! and have to catch up later *headdesk* But not so this week!)...

[ profile] busaikko: Mr Woolsey's Guide to Etiquette in the Pegasus Galaxy


Also, bad segue, but other Voyager alum related squee -- I was watching Hannah Montana last night and it guest starred Tim Russ. Yesss.
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Hmm, I feel like I might have mentioned this already... but why must they take this show away from me? Whhhhhy?

SGA 5.15: Remnants )
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I know usually I have to make a combined Psych/SGA post, but this week I really really feel that SGA needs its own post. (And, err, I haven't actually watched Psych yet. OOPS. But last night my parents suddenly decided that they had to finally watch There Will Be Blood before seeing this week's "There Might Be Blood"; which, yay, worked for me, except then after running over to the other TV to play back the just-finished-recording SGA -- and then pretty much bawling my face out -- and then watching it over again -- and then spending a few hours online getting fandom warm fuzzies -- yeeeah, I think I'll probably try and finish Psych later today.)

SGA 5.06: The Shrine )
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Time to play catch-up with new TV!

SGA 5.05 Ghost in the Machine )

Psych 3.05 Disco Didn't Die. It Was Murdered! )

In a further act of SGA/Psych synchronicity, I am SO SO SO BEYOND WORDS ZOMG excited for next week's episodes of each -- SGA because this is the episode that I think half of fandom has been waiting for with bouncy, squee-filled impatience; and Psych because, aaaaahhhhh, THERE WILL BE BLOOD!!! I see on the official site that the title has changed from "There Will Be Murder" to "There Might Be Blood," but whatever yaaaaaaaaayayayay. I hope the title doesn't end up being the only reference to the film, or I will be mightily disappointed. Oh, and more exciting stuff on the Psych site: new Lassiter blog of HILARITY. Man-Scully, indeed (and, oh, you KNOW that Shawn is Mulder!).

Oh! TV news from TV I don't actually watch, but is tangentially related to both of the aforementioned programs! My mom was watching the most recent episode of Burn Notice this afternoon. I walked into the living room and plopped onto the couch next to her, and, and... "Uh, have I been watching too much Stargate lately? Or is that MICHAEL SHANKS?" Answer: YES! That is to say, BOTH!! Apparently he has a guest spot in four episodes this season, starting with the one that just aired? I... may or may not have to watch the next few episodes of Burn Notice. *innocent whistle of a person who is NOT going to start watching another TV show. Really. Pinky-promise*
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I was all set for a nice long reaction post about the exploration of pairing and team dynamics and complementary versus corresponding relationships in this week's SGA, but my brain is faltering in these early morning hours; so snooze now, meta later. However, it would be impossible for me to go to bed without commenting on the most important part of "Broken Ties"; namely, that I SERIOUSLY LOVE WOOLSEY SO HARD. AS IN, LIKE, AM ACTIVELY IN LOVE WITH HIM. I just want to take him home and keep him forever because he is so damn precious. ROBERT PICARDO WHY ARE YOU SO AWESOME??

(Oh, and also? Psych + Pretty in Pink? Y'all know I was pretty much in heaven with that, right?)
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Yesterday might well have been my fullest day of geekery in a while. New Star Trek character promos, new Watchmen trailer, new Psych, new Stargate: Atlantis, new Dr. Horrible (well, technically that was today but I watched it in the wee hours of the morning so I'm counting it in with last night). And my commentary on these: already posted about my jonesin' for some Bonesin'; way cool and seems perfectly atmospheric; I laughed and I cried and I loooved; Zelenka got sucked into a reenactment of Evil Dead oh noes; Joss Whedon, thanks for reminding me why I love hate love hate you.

More spoilery thoughts on Psych 3.01 Ghosts )

More spoilery thoughts on SGA 5.02 The Seed )

ETA: Oh snap, quick Dr. Horrible spoilers )


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