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 142 x Avatar: The Legend of Korra

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Well, that ending was simultaneously "WHEE!" and "WTF pthbt no we are not impressed do over."

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Jun. 22nd, 2012 08:13 pm
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Avatar: The Legend of Korra 1.8-1.10: Aside from rolling my eyes a lot at the romantic subplots (not your strong point, guys, seriously) I liked these episodes.

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The Borgias 2.8-2.10: So, at this point, they're basically referencing a history book every once in a while for some cooler bits to throw in, then mshing things up any which wayt hey want otherwise, aren't they? Despite a rocky start, this season ended up pretty fun, though a step down from the first season. It also has an unfortunate tendency to randomly forget some of the more interesting supporting characters exist. (Though, given what happened when they remembered Ursula, that may not be such a bad thing. Also, I think I somewhat like Micheletto now, despite disliking him a lot in the first season.) I'm looking forward to season 3, though not as much as I was to season 2. As a side note, I rewatched Willow a week or so ago and every time something bad happened or Vannozza was annoyed by something, I was all "But Sorsha, don't you still have that serrated sword in your closet? you should use it!")

Continuum 1.1-1.4: Canadian scifi show about a cop from the future (Rachel Nichols) who accidentally travels back to present day with a group of terrorists and works with local cops to find and stop them. The dialogue in the future is hilariously bad (and the show sadly doesn't have the budget to do what it wants to in the future parts) but it's thankfully somewhat better in the present, and the "fish out of water" elements manage to avoid the usual secondhand embarassment. OTOH, while the show does better than certain other Canadian genre shows (*cough*Lost Girl ILU, but...*cough*) in including a number of POC in its regular cast, the bulk of them are part of the terrorist group. (The terrorist include Tony Amendola and Lexa Doig, both of whom were criminally underused the first couple of episodes, but who are getting more to do in the 3rd and 4th episodes.) It's a bit too straight-up procedural-like at times, but pretty fun despite it's flaws, especially if you happen to like Rachel Nichols, though I'm not sure how long they can keep the plot going without some revamping.

Scandal Season 1: Political drama about a team who solves the problems of (mostly) politicians and public figures before they become legal problems. It was described to me as Leverage, but with politics instead of cons and a more central ongoing plot, a comparison that (while largely accurate) amuses me because my first thought while watching was "Wait, isn't this the girl Parker was jealous of in that one episode?" The first season is only seven episodes, and is pretty fun. While I'm a bit iffy about some things that happen in the last episode, my only big issue is a subplot with the main character, Olivia Pope's, love life. We apparently aren't allowed to have strong, competent, professional women who are great at what they do and in charge of things without their having illicit affairs with married men who have more power than they do. Sigh. But I love how it assumes that no one will find it remotely unusual to have a competent and powerful black woman as the lead and the way it isn't apologetic at all about passing the Bechdel test multiple times an episode and often forgetting to give men anything to do but be bossed around or pwned by Olivia. After Olivia, my favorite character is probably the First Lady. (Not that I"d want to cross her in real life.) I eagerly anticipate season 2.

New shows need to start up now, because Korra is the only one of these still airing, and it only has a couple episodes left in the season.

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May. 23rd, 2012 08:32 pm
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Avatar: The Legend of Korra 1.6-1.7: Pretty good episodes. Pretty sure I'm in the minority regarding Tahno (don't care for him) but I lie the overall plot more and moreand how Amon is legitimately creepy and scary. Love all the flashbacks to the characters from the first series as adults, and hope we get more of those.

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The Borgias
2.5-2.7: Can we just have Lucrezia, Giulia and Vannozza running around, manipulating the cardinals and doing good deeds with a side of wrapping everyone ever arond their fingers? Because aside from every episode needing lots of Caterina Sforza (though not at the expense of Giulia, thankyouverymuch) that's all that's going on that really interests me right now, though I still largely enjoy all the rest. Also, while Cesare is still a homicidal sociopath, I find it interesting that his less appealing traits and less appealing/successful ventures (both known and believed) are being transferred to Juan. TBH, while the first season deviated from history a fair bit, it still seemed to be trying to stay somewhat true to it, but this season is being a lot more liberal in that regard.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries 1.12-1.13: Not sure if this is the end of the season or the end of the series. I believe this is actually my first Australian TV series, so I'm not sure how these things go there. I was worried for a bit that episode 12 was going to go an unfortunate ableist route (it didn't, in the end) and I'm not sure what I think of Foyle's motivation, but I thought this was a pretty good ending to a very enjoyable series in which I pretty much adore the lead and her posse of friends, family and associates (including her 2 henchmen whose names I can never remember). I particularly like how well it manages to balance being adorable and fluffy while handling (and being) legitimately dark and angsty in it's subject matter. If there is more (*crosses fingers*) I hope Jack learns not to leave Hugh unsupervised if there's a chance Phryne might show up, because that boy has no defenses whatsoever when it comes to her devious schemes.

Missing 1.9-1.10: Played out about as expected. On the surface, it has the needed emotional payoff, but you see all the things that weren't addressed or start falling apart once you scratch it. Honestly, though, while this wasn't necessarily good, I enjoyed it a lot and am sad it wasn't be renewed, though I understand they're trying to sell it to another network. I hope they succeed, being I like having Ashley Judd being bossy and unrealistically badass on my screen.

Nikita 2.22-2.23: Much better ending than the first season (the last quarter of season 1 and roughly the first half of this season, I was mostly watching for Maggie Q shooting things and Amanda being evil, but it went back to being the show I wanted it to be in the second half.) I'm sure people will complain about the ending being predictable, but whatever. Looking forward to season 3.

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Once Upon A Time
1.22-1.23: The finale was a bit rushed (should have been longer), but I liked these episodes. I have no idea what they're going to do next season.
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Person of Interest
1.22-1.23: I was so happy seeing Amy Acker playing a character who wasn't an awkward yet lovable child-woman that I forgot to wonder where it was all leading. I suspect the development in the finale that I liked most wasn't what others liked most.

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Revenge 1.20-1.21: I kind of desperately want the season to end with Victoria calling Emanda "Amanda," but that probably won't happen. So excited for the finale!

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May. 8th, 2012 08:51 pm
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264 x Avatar: Legend of Korra (eps 1-2)

  

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May. 5th, 2012 09:27 pm
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The Borgias 2.4:

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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries 1.10-1.11: Only 2 episodes left! And I have no idea if there's going to be a secdond series? Or even if it was meant to be ongoing or limited.

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Legend of Korra 1.5:

Whoa, not going anywhere NEAR general fandom discussions for this one, even for a casual glance.

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Missing 1.8:

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Nikita 2.21: Is there one episode left in the season, or two?

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Once Upon A Time 1.19-1.20: I feel I spent a lot of these two episodes going "If I'd wanted to watch a fairy tale series about men and their relationships, I would have watched more than one episode of Grimm." (That sounds bitter. I actually did largely enjoy the episodes, but only smaller parts of each were about why I watch the show.)

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Person of Interest 1.21: Show, you had Dagmara Domynczyk and Jim Caviezel and Dagmara Domynczyk on screen together and not a single Count of Monte Cristo reference?

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Apr. 30th, 2012 12:03 am
meganbmoore: (revenge: emanda x gun)

Legend of Korra 1.4: That statue of Aang is going to crack me up every time I see it.

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Missing 1.7: So, apparently this is being submitted for awards as a miniseries? If that means it's cancelled, I hope they actually hav an ending in mind. (Really, like a lot of this season's shows, it actually feels like it'd be better suited as a miniseries?)

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Nikita 1.19:

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Revenge 1.18:

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Once Upon A Time is back from hiatus, but one episode was a Rumples ep and both are apparently very heavy on August, so I don't have a lot of drive to watch them, though I'm sure I'll get to them this week. (My main interest in these episodes is to test my theory that August is Pinocchio who is the boy who found baby!Emma and was supposed to take care of her but didn't/couldn't and has found her again.
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Looking at tumblr and following conversations on twitter:  Never have I been so happy that, only watching Avatar: The Last Airbender once whole seasons were on DVD, most of my exposure to the shipwars was secondhand, because Legend of Korra shippers are exceptionally scary.  Then again, I understand the Korra shipwars started once character designs were out.  (I suspect the fact that Suki/Sokka and Mai/Zuko were the only pairings that ever interested me at all would have made paying attention to ATLA fandom exceptionally frustrating.)
 

(All I care about is whether or not we have to wait until the second season to get another girl Korra's age for more than one episode without her dying, and that if we do, these aren't the kind of writers who think girls have to be rivals.)

*wanders off to make icons of baby!Korra's itty potbelly*

ETA:  Comments will likely have spoilers for leaked episode 4 stuff.


 

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Apr. 21st, 2012 10:02 pm
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The Borgias 2.2-2.3: Much better than the first episode.

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Avatar: Legend of Korra 1.1-1.2: I object to Katara not being the intro narrator. On principle.

In general, these episodes were largely world building, introductions, and setup, but that was expected and no less enjoyable. I think I'm going to enjoy the "fantasy 1930s Shang-Hai" bit more than the "fantasy world tour" of season 1.


 

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And then ep 3 came out before I got around to posting the above.

 

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BTW, with the filmreel beginning of ep3, I am offically in love with Republic City and about 10 times as happy that this series will apparently be centered around 1 place and that it used the 1930s-ish as its worldbuilding baseline.


Missing 1.6:

 

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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries 1.9:

 

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Nikita 2.19:

 

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Revenge
1.19: My show seems to have snuck back in very quietly.

 

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Ringer 1.22: Only the last 3 minutes make me want there to be a second season to tune in to.

 

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