Friday, September 25, 2009
Best real life situation = "The Body" Buffy, Season 5: For anyone who has ever dealt with the loss of someone close this one really hits home. Especially the silence. When you are alone with death there is no background music, no sweeping crescendo. Just silence. And fear. And pain. This episode was so beautifully done that I felt like I had lost my own mother all over again.
Best I'm really gonna kick your ass = "Not Fade Away" Angel, Season 5: This came too soon and too fast but the moment when Angel vamps out on Hamilton and when Illyria puts her fist through Vail's face, you just can't stop yourself from cheering out loud! And in case we expected anything less from our favorite hero, his final wish is to slay dragons. Poor dragons.
Best family that doesn't know it's a family = "Out of Gas" Firefly: Until this episode (if you watched them in order on DVD instead of Fox's f'd up way) the crew of Serenity seemed to be a pretty loose knit and just sort of fond of each other bunch (at best). This episode was so intense in showing love and devotion that it fully cemented the 9 of them as a family unit that you would never doubt again. And one of the best lines I have ever heard (still brings tears) 'When your miracle gets here, call us back"
Best WTF = "Needs" Dollhouse, Season 1: I knew when this episode started that it had to be some kind of trick or device. But, that didn't stop me from gasping out loud almost every 5 minutes. I loved getting to find out some of what the dolls were before they were Dolls.
Best could have done without that = "I Will Remember You" Angel, Season 1: This entire episode is just a gratuitous meal for the hungry Angel/Buffy shippers. And I loved every minute of it. I have watched A LOT of television and A LOT of movies and yet I have never witnessed anything quite as heartbreaking as this episode. It builds up so much hope and love and then just rips it all away before you even realize what's happening. I'll never again feel the same way about yogurt.
Best was that really necessary = Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog: I want all of my friends to see this. It is a masterpiece of creation. However, they're not really into sad. So, I always advertise it as a hilarious and catchy musical. Which it is. Totally. And then Penny dies. And then they all hate me. However, they are all hating me while having the songs stuck in their heads for life. So I consider it a win.
Best are they allowed to show that on TV = "Smashed" Buffy, Season 6: Until this episode sex in the Buffyverse had always been sweet and lovey dovey. And then there was Spike. Holy crow was this hot or what? And the "I can't believe they are showing this on TV" sex continued in "Gone," "Doublemeat Palace," and "Dead Things." If Spike wasn't a permanent fantasy object before this, he became one very soon after.
Best so scary I peed my pants = "Hush" Buffy, Season 4: The moment when one of the Gentlemen glides across the screen right in front of Olivia makes me jump out of my skin every single time I watch this episode. I have seen this at least 20 times. It never becomes less scary. Just the thought of having my voice stolen makes me shudder. Brilliant story telling.
Best OUCH = "Innocence" Buffy, Season 2: Yikes! Can you imagine the horror!
Buffy: You just left.
Angelus: Yeah. Like I really wanted to stick around after that.
Angelus: You got a lot to learn about men, kiddo. Although I guess you proved that last night.
Buffy: What are you saying?
Angelus: Let's not make an issue out of it, okay? In fact, let's not talk about it at all. It happened.
Buffy: I-I don't understand. Was it m-me? Was I not good?
Angelus: [sarcastically] You were great. Really. I thought you were a pro.
Best friend = "War Stories" Firefly: Mal does exactly what it takes to keep his pilot alive. It sounds horrible coming out of his mouth, but it gets the job done. I can only hope I have friends willing to be that awful to me if the situation called for it.
Best guardian angel = "The Target" Dollhouse, Season 1: I have had dozens of nightmares where I am being chases by something terrible. This Dollhouse episode puts it all into perspective as I have never once been hunted by the hot guy I just slept with. The entire situation is way too scary - until Boyd comes to the rescue. His love for Echo is all over his face. What makes it even better? Echo saving him right back!
Best sexy drink = "Graduation Part 2" Buffy, Season 3: I have screened the bit of this episode when Angel bites Buffy for a number of different people and I always hear a lot of "gross." I don't get it. There is nothing gross or icky or sick about this entire portion of the episode. As a matter of fact, it is one of the sexiest, most intense love scenes I have ever laid eyes on. I've seen True Blood, Moonlight, Twilight, Blood Ties and dozens of other vampire bite situations. And still. This is hands down the very best of them all. Anyone know where I can find one of those arrows?
Your thoughts? What did we miss?
Chigaco Tribune article on the show
SciFiWire article with behind the scenes photos!
I realized I hadn't posted the actual trailer yet. So excited!!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Joss Whedon interview from Complex Magazine (talk of Dr. Horrible 2)
Fox interview with stunt man Mike Massa (p.s. he was David Boreanaz's stunt double for Angel)
Fox interview with Tahmoh Penikett (Paul Ballard)
Another great Joss interview
Joss on io9
Great article on Joss' amazing mind
io9's review of the premiere
Monday, September 21, 2009
I am super stoked about the bands being included on the soundtrack (especially Muse and BRMC) and cannot wait to pick up my own copy in just a few weeks! Here is the list:
• DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE — MEET ME ON THE EQUINOX
• BAND OF SKULLS — FRIENDS
• THOM YORKE — HEARING DAMAGE
• LYKKE LI — POSSIBILITY
• THE KILLERS — A WHITE DEMON LOVE SONG
• ANYA MARINA — SATELLITE HEART
• MUSE — I BELONG TO YOU (NEW MOON REMIX)
• BON IVER & ST. VINCENT — ROSYLN
• BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB — DONE ALL WRONG
• HURRICANE BELLS — MONSTERS
• SEA WOLF — THE VIOLET HOUR
• OK GO — SHOOTING THE MOON
• GRIZZLY BEAR — SLOW LIFE
• EDITORS — NO SOUND BUT THE WIND
• ALEXANDRE DESPLAT — NEW MOON (THE MEADOW)
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The True Blood girls and I had a lot of conversations about the show on Sunday night but the most interesting by far was regarding certain character look alikes (thank you Paige!).
The first was her comparison of Jason Stackhouse to George W. Bush. You can just imagine how fast all of our jaws hit the floor. Come on! Jason is the yummiest of the yum and any comparison that detracts from that is just not ok with me. However, as much as I hate to admit it, there is an uncanny resemblance:
The second was the Eggs/Obama match. Again. What? And again, no matter how much we would love to deny it, here it is:
It works better without the eyes but they do have similar smiles and (yes Paige) ears. I wonder if the President looks as good with his shirt off. Yikes.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
And in case you are completely oblivious to the world, you haven't forgetten that the True Blood season finale is just hours away! Here's a bit of a taste:
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Well, so far, so good. I have to say, all I have heard about this series for the last couple of months is how much like Twilight it was going to be and for the most part, I disagree. Of course the books this show is based on came out about a decade before Stephenie Meyer had her infamous Twilight dream so any similarities would be purely coincidental either way. And while I did get similar feelings watching this pilot as I did reading the first few chapters of Twilight, the sameness stops there. Actually, I felt a lot more of a Dawson's Creek mood (they have the same creator, Kevin Williamson) and Stefan throws off much more of an Angel vibe (his brooding brows and manly man jaw line, hello!) than an Edward one. Other immediate thoughts as I was watching:
1. The soundtrack is AWESOME! Silversun Pickups, Placebo, MGMT and more! I hope they put out a soundtrack.
2. How great was it to see fangs in the first 60 seconds?
3. Nice shout out to my home, the Witch City. Go Salem!
4. As a general rule, I hate teenage girls and that Caroline ditz is doing nothing to change that. I hope Damon bites her.
5. The fog coming into the cemetery when Elena was there looked like bad concert effects.
6. All of the boys are delicious. Even the human ones.
7. What's up with that older guy calling Stefan Uncle?
Final thoughts? This is a show I will be following closely. If only for the good vampy fun. Your thoughts? Are you gonna tune in next week?
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Also, Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) was on Live with Regis and Kelly the other day. It was a pretty cute interview.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I am starting to think that I know all there is to know about the Bones Season 5 opener at this point and still I cannot wait to see it! EOnline had a Q&A with a few of the stars last week which you can read here:
Emily Deschanel was on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson last night and was adorable as usual (even though she could hardly get a word in edgewise). No new spoilers but they did show a new clip:
And Fox has made available the same clip but more of it: