Feb. 2nd, 2012

dangermousie: (Firefly: Mal/Inara dance by pepperlandgi)
Yesterday was the turn of "Unrealized Realities," an ep I really like (from then on, despite somewhat uneven beginnings, s4 becomes an unstoppable juggernaught of awesomeness).

Anyway, here are my thoughts.

* Chiana may not seem to be the best relationship guru (seeing how her one relationship that wasn't a one-night stand, imploded) but she actually is, when it comes to Aeryn and Crichton - her comment back in s2 about how he'd have to go fast with the body and slow with the soul with Aeryn was spot on (too bad he wasn't listening) and her advice to Aeryn here, that neither English nor wormholes are something she has to learn to win him back but something else is - that is very on-point. What is broken in their relationship (and yes, yes, I know he's taking lakka to prevent Scorpy from realizing how crucial Aeryn is to him (and doubling the doze, omg - that says volumes about intensity of his feeling) but lakka or not, there really is an issue there and his disappointment and anger) is trust and a sense of security.

* Crichton's attitude to yet someone else chasing him for his mind/messing with his mind, has evolved from A Human Reaction, Won't Get Fooled Again and even John Quixote - he is matter-of-fact, 'what else is new' mixed with controlled anger.

* How very Farscapian that Crichton sees a myriad of 'unrealized realities' and not a single one of them is in any way pleasant. The fact that his current reality is the best of the bunch is pretty horrifying. All the unrealized realities go from bad to worse to worst and, significantly, the worst reality (even worse than the one where Earth is taken by Scarrans and Scorpius is his father), the one which gets Crichton to tell Einstein to kill him, is the one where he betrays all his friends and loved ones and allies with Crais - no matter how messed up he goes, no matter how a shadow of his former sane/non-violent self, he will always be ready to give up his life for those he loves. (Side note - ahhh, I miss Zhaan and Crais and Jool and seeing them again was wonderful).

* On realities front, I loved seeing the one where Sikozu was a Scarran spy simply because Crichton looks amazing in PK leathers and Sikozu looked awesome doing her anti-gravity shooting thing. (Maybe she should hang out with River). I do think the worst fate would be the one he faced near the end - not to be remembered at all, not to be important enough to matter to anyone (which is something that Crichton will never be - unmemorable, love him or hate him).

* Ahhhh, the irony of that ending - I find it fascinating that Crichton was concentrating so hard of thinking of 'home' and so he is at Earth not Moya. Which makes sense - he's lived on Earth a lot longer than he has on Moya. But I think it is also because he has not yet fully realized how incompatible he is with Earth, how Moya is where he belongs. Crichton knows he'd pick Aeryn over Earth but he doesn't yet know that even leaving that choice out of the equation, he can't pick Earth any more - the uncharted territories and all the horrors and emotions that happened to him made him into someone very different than the man he was when he left.

Also, my DVD boxset of S1 of First Wave has got here. EEEE! I've been craving to have DVDs of this since forever. Though at the rate they are releasing them, I'll get s3 when I am 80.

On the drama front, I checked out first ep of Dream High 2. It's cute and poppy and not particularly involving but is something I'll probably watch when more eps are out. I think this is pretty much Korean High School Musical - silly and shallow but fun and with wholesome high school singing. I confess I have more interest in Shut Up: Flower Boy Band, not in the least because that title is pretty much insane.
dangermousie: (Firefly: Mal/Inara dance by pepperlandgi)
Yesterday was the turn of "Unrealized Realities," an ep I really like (from then on, despite somewhat uneven beginnings, s4 becomes an unstoppable juggernaught of awesomeness).

Anyway, here are my thoughts.

* Chiana may not seem to be the best relationship guru (seeing how her one relationship that wasn't a one-night stand, imploded) but she actually is, when it comes to Aeryn and Crichton - her comment back in s2 about how he'd have to go fast with the body and slow with the soul with Aeryn was spot on (too bad he wasn't listening) and her advice to Aeryn here, that neither English nor wormholes are something she has to learn to win him back but something else is - that is very on-point. What is broken in their relationship (and yes, yes, I know he's taking lakka to prevent Scorpy from realizing how crucial Aeryn is to him (and doubling the doze, omg - that says volumes about intensity of his feeling) but lakka or not, there really is an issue there and his disappointment and anger) is trust and a sense of security.

* Crichton's attitude to yet someone else chasing him for his mind/messing with his mind, has evolved from A Human Reaction, Won't Get Fooled Again and even John Quixote - he is matter-of-fact, 'what else is new' mixed with controlled anger.

* How very Farscapian that Crichton sees a myriad of 'unrealized realities' and not a single one of them is in any way pleasant. The fact that his current reality is the best of the bunch is pretty horrifying. All the unrealized realities go from bad to worse to worst and, significantly, the worst reality (even worse than the one where Earth is taken by Scarrans and Scorpius is his father), the one which gets Crichton to tell Einstein to kill him, is the one where he betrays all his friends and loved ones and allies with Crais - no matter how messed up he goes, no matter how a shadow of his former sane/non-violent self, he will always be ready to give up his life for those he loves. (Side note - ahhh, I miss Zhaan and Crais and Jool and seeing them again was wonderful).

* On realities front, I loved seeing the one where Sikozu was a Scarran spy simply because Crichton looks amazing in PK leathers and Sikozu looked awesome doing her anti-gravity shooting thing. (Maybe she should hang out with River). I do think the worst fate would be the one he faced near the end - not to be remembered at all, not to be important enough to matter to anyone (which is something that Crichton will never be - unmemorable, love him or hate him).

* Ahhhh, the irony of that ending - I find it fascinating that Crichton was concentrating so hard of thinking of 'home' and so he is at Earth not Moya. Which makes sense - he's lived on Earth a lot longer than he has on Moya. But I think it is also because he has not yet fully realized how incompatible he is with Earth, how Moya is where he belongs. Crichton knows he'd pick Aeryn over Earth but he doesn't yet know that even leaving that choice out of the equation, he can't pick Earth any more - the uncharted territories and all the horrors and emotions that happened to him made him into someone very different than the man he was when he left.

Also, my DVD boxset of S1 of First Wave has got here. EEEE! I've been craving to have DVDs of this since forever. Though at the rate they are releasing them, I'll get s3 when I am 80.

On the drama front, I checked out first ep of Dream High 2. It's cute and poppy and not particularly involving but is something I'll probably watch when more eps are out. I think this is pretty much Korean High School Musical - silly and shallow but fun and with wholesome high school singing. I confess I have more interest in Shut Up: Flower Boy Band, not in the least because that title is pretty much insane.
dangermousie: (Firefly: Mal/Inara dance by pepperlandgi)
Yesterday was the turn of "Unrealized Realities," an ep I really like (from then on, despite somewhat uneven beginnings, s4 becomes an unstoppable juggernaught of awesomeness).

Anyway, here are my thoughts.

* Chiana may not seem to be the best relationship guru (seeing how her one relationship that wasn't a one-night stand, imploded) but she actually is, when it comes to Aeryn and Crichton - her comment back in s2 about how he'd have to go fast with the body and slow with the soul with Aeryn was spot on (too bad he wasn't listening) and her advice to Aeryn here, that neither English nor wormholes are something she has to learn to win him back but something else is - that is very on-point. What is broken in their relationship (and yes, yes, I know he's taking lakka to prevent Scorpy from realizing how crucial Aeryn is to him (and doubling the doze, omg - that says volumes about intensity of his feeling) but lakka or not, there really is an issue there and his disappointment and anger) is trust and a sense of security.

* Crichton's attitude to yet someone else chasing him for his mind/messing with his mind, has evolved from A Human Reaction, Won't Get Fooled Again and even John Quixote - he is matter-of-fact, 'what else is new' mixed with controlled anger.

* How very Farscapian that Crichton sees a myriad of 'unrealized realities' and not a single one of them is in any way pleasant. The fact that his current reality is the best of the bunch is pretty horrifying. All the unrealized realities go from bad to worse to worst and, significantly, the worst reality (even worse than the one where Earth is taken by Scarrans and Scorpius is his father), the one which gets Crichton to tell Einstein to kill him, is the one where he betrays all his friends and loved ones and allies with Crais - no matter how messed up he goes, no matter how a shadow of his former sane/non-violent self, he will always be ready to give up his life for those he loves. (Side note - ahhh, I miss Zhaan and Crais and Jool and seeing them again was wonderful).

* On realities front, I loved seeing the one where Sikozu was a Scarran spy simply because Crichton looks amazing in PK leathers and Sikozu looked awesome doing her anti-gravity shooting thing. (Maybe she should hang out with River). I do think the worst fate would be the one he faced near the end - not to be remembered at all, not to be important enough to matter to anyone (which is something that Crichton will never be - unmemorable, love him or hate him).

* Ahhhh, the irony of that ending - I find it fascinating that Crichton was concentrating so hard of thinking of 'home' and so he is at Earth not Moya. Which makes sense - he's lived on Earth a lot longer than he has on Moya. But I think it is also because he has not yet fully realized how incompatible he is with Earth, how Moya is where he belongs. Crichton knows he'd pick Aeryn over Earth but he doesn't yet know that even leaving that choice out of the equation, he can't pick Earth any more - the uncharted territories and all the horrors and emotions that happened to him made him into someone very different than the man he was when he left.

Also, my DVD boxset of S1 of First Wave has got here. EEEE! I've been craving to have DVDs of this since forever. Though at the rate they are releasing them, I'll get s3 when I am 80.

On the drama front, I checked out first ep of Dream High 2. It's cute and poppy and not particularly involving but is something I'll probably watch when more eps are out. I think this is pretty much Korean High School Musical - silly and shallow but fun and with wholesome high school singing. I confess I have more interest in Shut Up: Flower Boy Band, not in the least because that title is pretty much insane.
dangermousie: (SKS: OTP by pocketedpicture)
I am kinda ridiculously excited for Rooftop Prince, mainly because I need something to bring me out of kdrama slump. I mean, the set-up of a prince catapulting himself and his minions (because it must be unbecoming to go by himself) to modern day to chase a reincarnation of lost love is just inspiringly insane and awesome. Especially when he runs into Han Ji Min, who I am sure is nothing like the lost princess, even if she is a reincarnation. Heeeeeeee. Plus, the modern take on the prince looks like this:



Heeeee. I approve.

Much better than the before pic )

Fans do awesome things with photoshop!
dangermousie: (SKS: OTP by pocketedpicture)
I am kinda ridiculously excited for Rooftop Prince, mainly because I need something to bring me out of kdrama slump. I mean, the set-up of a prince catapulting himself and his minions (because it must be unbecoming to go by himself) to modern day to chase a reincarnation of lost love is just inspiringly insane and awesome. Especially when he runs into Han Ji Min, who I am sure is nothing like the lost princess, even if she is a reincarnation. Heeeeeeee. Plus, the modern take on the prince looks like this:



Heeeee. I approve.

Much better than the before pic )

Fans do awesome things with photoshop!
dangermousie: (SKS: OTP by pocketedpicture)
I am kinda ridiculously excited for Rooftop Prince, mainly because I need something to bring me out of kdrama slump. I mean, the set-up of a prince catapulting himself and his minions (because it must be unbecoming to go by himself) to modern day to chase a reincarnation of lost love is just inspiringly insane and awesome. Especially when he runs into Han Ji Min, who I am sure is nothing like the lost princess, even if she is a reincarnation. Heeeeeeee. Plus, the modern take on the prince looks like this:



Heeeee. I approve.

Much better than the before pic )

Fans do awesome things with photoshop!
dangermousie: (Default)
My first season DVDs got here and, as I was too brain-dead to watch Farscape, I instead (re)watched the pilot of First Wave - the late-nineties show about alien invasion - the protagonist is one of their experiments in human endurance - only he doesn't break, he takes the fight to them.



I have not seen this in over a decade and was very entertained to see how very nineties it was - the clothes, the filming style, the hair. Also, they pretend it's in Chicago, but it's clearly Canada and some of the extras don't quite manage to hide their Canadian accents.

It's not really a masterpiece or terribly deep or anything similar, but it's good pulpy fun (especially, if like me, you are fond of paranoia/hunted-type scenarios). Plus, the hero is a redhead and there are too few of us in protagonist roles. Redhead power!!!

Have a MV!



In conclusion, I told Mr. Mousie that if he ever comes home babbling of aliens and hallucinations, I am not going to be disbelieving but immediately agree to go on the run, pausing only for my de rigeur leather pants.
dangermousie: (Default)
My first season DVDs got here and, as I was too brain-dead to watch Farscape, I instead (re)watched the pilot of First Wave - the late-nineties show about alien invasion - the protagonist is one of their experiments in human endurance - only he doesn't break, he takes the fight to them.



I have not seen this in over a decade and was very entertained to see how very nineties it was - the clothes, the filming style, the hair. Also, they pretend it's in Chicago, but it's clearly Canada and some of the extras don't quite manage to hide their Canadian accents.

It's not really a masterpiece or terribly deep or anything similar, but it's good pulpy fun (especially, if like me, you are fond of paranoia/hunted-type scenarios). Plus, the hero is a redhead and there are too few of us in protagonist roles. Redhead power!!!

Have a MV!



In conclusion, I told Mr. Mousie that if he ever comes home babbling of aliens and hallucinations, I am not going to be disbelieving but immediately agree to go on the run, pausing only for my de rigeur leather pants.
dangermousie: (Default)
My first season DVDs got here and, as I was too brain-dead to watch Farscape, I instead (re)watched the pilot of First Wave - the late-nineties show about alien invasion - the protagonist is one of their experiments in human endurance - only he doesn't break, he takes the fight to them.



I have not seen this in over a decade and was very entertained to see how very nineties it was - the clothes, the filming style, the hair. Also, they pretend it's in Chicago, but it's clearly Canada and some of the extras don't quite manage to hide their Canadian accents.

It's not really a masterpiece or terribly deep or anything similar, but it's good pulpy fun (especially, if like me, you are fond of paranoia/hunted-type scenarios). Plus, the hero is a redhead and there are too few of us in protagonist roles. Redhead power!!!

Have a MV!



In conclusion, I told Mr. Mousie that if he ever comes home babbling of aliens and hallucinations, I am not going to be disbelieving but immediately agree to go on the run, pausing only for my de rigeur leather pants.

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