Saturday, April 16, 2011

TV Survey. Why not?

Tv Show Survey
Pick your five favourite TV shows (in no particular order) and answer the following questions about them. Don’t cheat!

1. How I Met Your Mother
2. Lost
3. Castle
4. Supernatural
5. Doctor Who

Who is your favourite character in 2? - Charlie freaking Pace. Always. <3

Who is your least favourite character in 1? - The best thing about How I Met Your Mother is definitely the characters. Asking me to pick a least favorite is insane. I suppose I'd have to go with Ted Mosby though.

What’s your favourite episode of 4? - Mystery Spot, A Very Supernatural Christmas, and The End are all tied. I just can't pick beyond that.

What is your favourite season of 5? - Two! My favorite Doctor with Rose. ME GUSTA.

What’s your favourite ship in 3? - SERIOUSLY? Castle and Beckett... OF COURSE. They are perfect. The perfect ship. I love everything that they are as a ship.

Who is your anti-ship in 2? - Might get some grief over this one. I often do. I stand by my opinion... Sawyer and Juliet.

How long have you watched 1? - Not since the beginning. I started watching after seeing reruns and loving them. I believe it was around the end of season two. I bought season one and just like that, I was in love.

How did you become interested in 3? - Tons of people on Twitter had been telling me to watch and one of my "real life" friends recommended it so I finally gave it a watch. The rest is history.

Who is your favourite actor in 4? - The darling, wonderful, marvelous Jensen Ackles. He is so talented.
Which show do you prefer out of 1, 2, or 5? - Lost wins everything, every time.

Which show have you seen more episodes of, 1 or 3? - How I Met Your Mother. There have been more episodes.

If you could be anyone from 4, who would you be? - Odd question since every lead character is a male and I am not. I'm going to go with Jo on this one. Yeah, yeah... She's dead. Whatever. I don't care. She was freaking great.

How would you kill off your favourite character in 2? - Well, he died a hero in the show so I'll just stick with the way they killed him off.

Give a random quote from 1. - You can't design your life like a building. It doesn't work that way. You just have to live it and it will design itself. - Lily Aldrin. :)

Pair two characters in 1 that would make an unlikely, but strangely okay couple. - Barney and Lily. I know everyone's noticed their chemistry. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Marshall and Lily. They're perfect. I'm only saying that Barney and Lily certainly would work if things were different.
 Overall, which show has a better cast, 3 or 5? - I've got to go with Doctor Who here. I mean, there have been SO many great cast members through the years. You can't really beat it.

Which has better theme music, 2 or 4? - Lost wins everything. Every time.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I have not enjoyed this season of Supernatural.

There, I said it.

Now don't get me wrong. I love Supernatural as a whole. Before this season, Supernatural was consistently one of my favorite shows on television. I've adored every season before this. Season 5 was my favorite of the series. I'll always watch the show and I am rooting for a 7th season. This season though... there's just so much wrong with it. I'm just going to tackle this with major points. That seems the easiest way.

The Main Storyline: Basically, it's nonexistent, or it changes so much that I can't keep up. First it was Purgatory, then the war in heaven, then Soulless Sam, then Samuel and the Alphas, then Purgatory again, and now this Mother of All character. It's just too much. The writers need to commit to one or two of these and stick with it. This whole "change the goal of the whole season every episode" thing is not working for me. And from what I've heard, it's not working for a lot of people.

Forced Emotion: Now this one might just be me, but I feel like the writers are trying SO hard to make us care about what's happening with Ben and Lisa and I just don't. I love Dean Winchester. Anyone who knows me knows that I completely adore him. I get that he spent a year living with Ben and Lisa. I get that it's supposed to be a big, emotional problem for him. I don't care about that at all though. I don't care about how it affects Dean. I don't care about Ben and Lisa. I know I should. I know the writers want me to. I wish I did. I'm sure it would make this season more enjoyable. I just don't. Any time they're on screen I find myself wishing for a shot back to Sam. I always care about Sam.

Characters Being Dropped: There are several prime examples of this in season 6. Characters with so much potential were killed without an afterthought. The most obvious of these, Samuel. Samuel was a big deal. At least, we were lead to think that earlier in the season. Now he just gets killed and that's that?! Samuel storyline completely over. No resolution, no explanation. He's just gone. I don't get it. Another dropped character... Crowley. I really, really don't understand why we couldn't get some kind of resolution here. We get all this Purgatory buildup and then... Dead. Story over. Also, Crowley was a fun character. He was all kinds of interesting. It would have been nice to still see him occasionally.

Complete and Utter Lack of Castiel: I am biased here. I love Castiel. I'm a huge fan of his character. I feel like there's a lot going on with him and we just haven't gotten to see it. I miss Castiel. Season 5 must have spoiled me because now, every episode, I'm constantly awaiting Castiel's appearance. I think he adds to any episode he's in and I, mostly for selfish reasons, want to see more of him!

So those are my main problems with this season. There are more, but I don't want to be all critical. There have been some wonderful standalone episodes. (Ahem, Meta!) I'm really hoping that the writers can pull this season together towards the end. It's been done on many shows before, and Supernatural hasn't failed me yet, as far as finales go. I'll be the happiest to be proven wrong. I genuinely hope all the hundreds of little plots and dropped characters can be pulled together into one stunning finale. Maybe they really can.

Supernatural comes on Friday night at 9/8c. Despite all my criticizing, I still love the show. I would still recommend the show. Tough love, right?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


If you haven't already seen LOST, I'm not going to even try to explain it. I simply cannot do it any justice with an explanation. Writing 12 pages couldn't explain this show fully. My advice to you? Stop reading and go watch this show right now.

LOST is the best show ever.

If there is one fact I truly believe, that's it. I literally grew up watching Lost. I watched the Pilot episode with my dad the night it aired and we were hooked ever since. I was 10. Last year, when the show went off, I was 16. I went through some of the craziest years of my life while watching Lost.

And I didn't just watch. I obsessed. I followed the show religiously, bought the seasons, rewatched episodes, talked on message boards, bought merchandise... I started a Twitter just to find fellow Lost fans to chat with.

I would go as far as to say that Lost is the reason I'm even typing on this television blog at all. Before Lost, I was a casual TV watcher. I'd sit down and watch a show if it happened to be on. Lost got me started watching a show regularly. I never missed an episode. I'm like this with many shows now, but Lost was the beginning. Lost started it.

Anyone who isn't a rabid Lost fan like me is reading this and thinking I sound completely crazy, but if you're a part of the Lost family, you understand it. When I say family, that's exactly what I mean. This fandom is exceptional. I'm not sure I've ever met such mature, intelligent fans of a show before. Yeah, I know there must be exceptions to this, but I swear, every Lost fan I've ever met has just been wonderful.

This is really more than a show. It's more than sitting down, watching characters interact every week. Watching Lost is a full emotional experience. Lost made me feel more than anything ever has.

I cried through the entire series finale. I kid you not, the show started, I started crying. I'm talking total Jears here.  (Look, we even have our own Lingo!) You'd think this would be embarrassing, but no. Most Lost fans, they did the same thing, and it makes total sense.

Lost remains a huge part of my life. I believe it always will. As school, I'm proudly known as that Lost chick, just like I was in elementary school. I flaunt my Lost apparel and display my Auction Apollo Can in my room. I have a wall of my room dedicated to the characters. My dad even bought a Dharma license plate for my car, which actually refers back to the fact that Lost was a major discussion point with my family. There's nothing like some good Lost discussion.

Maybe all of this Lost love makes me a little crazy, but if so, then I'm proud to be this kind of crazy. To all who criticize my love, I have only one thing to say... Don't tell me what I can't do! You all know it had to be done.

As I've said, there is no better show than Lost. If you are a fan, you know this. If you missed out on the show while it was on air, it's not too late. I will recommend this show forever. I'm recommending it now. This is not something you'll want to miss out on.

Lost is an incredible show.

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Doctor

Sticking to my highly ambitious, and therefore sure to soon fail, goal of posting once every day, here we go! Tonight I'm talking about the one, the only... the Doctor.

Who's the Doctor, you ask? At first glance he is merely a crazy man with a box. Take a closer look and you'll see he is SO much more. The Doctor is an alien. A Time Lord from Gallifrey, to be exact. He is the last of his kind. This makes him angsty, tortured, and lonely, right? Wrong! The Doctor is fun, energetic, and constantly saving planets in his phone booth time machine (The TARDIS). Sure, he's got his moments where he is understandably angsty, tortured, and lonely, but the Doctor is mostly upbeat. That's what makes Doctor Who a brilliant show. The Doctor is a nearly perfect character. He's one of the best ever on television, if you were to ask me. Possibly the best thing about this character is that he is timeless. Heh. Time. The Doctor has the ability to change forms when faced with death. Regenerate, basically. 11 actors to date have played the Doctor and there are sure to be many more.

Doctor Who began in 1963, ended in 1989, and began a new series again in 2005. The new series is currently still on air. Because it's all I've seen, I'm sticking to talk about the new series here.

As I've said, different actors play the Doctor, so naturally, everyone's got a preference. In the new series, we have 3 to choose from.

First, bringing the series back, is Christopher Eccleston.

Next, we have the lovely David Tennant.

And finally, the current Doctor, Matt Smith.

My personal favorite is David Tennant. To me, he is everything the Doctor should be. He's light-hearted, caring, romantic (See: Rose), random, and just all around good. Also, he can give one hell of an intimidating speech. I just love him. He's my Doctor. I feel like he always will be.

The best thing about the Doctor Who fandom is that everyone seems to respect everyone else's opinions. Your Doctor is your Doctor and that's how it is. No one's going to argue with you about it. Every Doctor's been good. Great even.

I could honestly ramble about this show forever, as I'm sure you've already realized.Thanks if you've stuck with me through the long post tonight. There will certainly be more on this show later. I plan on doing posts on each indivual Doctor. Also, I can't wait to dedicate posts to the female companions. That's a whole new story on it's own! Until next time!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Richard Castle and Katherine Beckett.

Sometimes while watching a show, I realize that two characters SO clearly love each other that it's frustrating. It's Booth and Brennan. It's House and Cuddy. It's Jim and Pam. Hell, it's Mulder and freaking Scully. Did I mention in my first post that I'm a crazy shipper? (I am.)

Castle and Beckett are my latest obsession. In fact, Castle in general is my latest obsession, but that's beyond the point.

In case you aren't watching this brilliant show, here's a little back story. Richard Castle is a crime writer. A popular, womanizing, ruggedly handsome writer. When he needs a new muse, he decides on Katherine Beckett. She is a detective. A hardcore, badass, super hot detective. I'm sure you're already predicting what will happen here, eh? Castle shadows Beckett for his latest book series and the two form a lovely friendship. The chemistry is instant and undeniable.

They fight like an already married couple, compliment each other wonderfully, and, if I do say so myself, make a really, really hot couple. I know they can't get together just yet. Sexual tension is great for television. It keeps us all watching. It definitely keeps me watching. The two did recently share a steamy kiss though. It's beyond the point that it was undercover. Castle and Beckett were too into it for that to mean nothing.

I highly recommend you check out this show. If anything, just watch for the inevitable hookup Castle and Beckett. They are incredibly fun to watch and their banter keeps the show funny, despite constantly handling dark, murderous subjects.

Castle comes on ABC on Mondays at 10/9c. Check it out and fall in love with this couple like I have!

Let's Get This Straight

Basically, I love television.

I feel like the best way to start this blog is just to get that out there. Yeah, I love lots of things, but TV, that's at the top of the list. I watch way more than I've got time to, talk about it entirely too much, and get ridiculously wrapped up in fictional characters.

I am passionate about television.

What's not to love? It's an escape. The best escape I know. I'm a high school student. Anyone who's been there knows how completely craptastic that can be. Coming home, flipping on my favorite show, and diving head first into someone else's life, well, it's just one of life's greatest pleasures. This blog is a place for me to talk about whatever I need to talk about after my shows. Since writing is another one of those many things that I love, I could potentially be talking about a lot. The things I post here run the risk of being insanely random. Like I said, I do watch a lot of TV. There will likely be rewatch posts, reviews right after episodes, reality show rants... You have been warned. I'll try to post a list of the shows I watch in the very near future. That could help narrow the field at least a little.

If you enjoy television, or just like seeing the strange, obsessed posts of a weird geeky person, this is the blog for you. To the future, everyone!