Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Team Dean

I first watched Supernatural when it the series premiered on television. I am a great supporter of paranormal tv shows (as long as they're well executed, of course!) and I definitely took the time back in 2005 to see what this show was all about. Admittedly, I was not impressed after watching that first episode five years ago. There was way too much pretty-men drama for me and I snubbed it, judging it as a series that catered to the whims of female watchers who wants to see handsome boys have drama. Not so much a show catering to someone who just wants to see crazy ghost effects!

In 2010, I reluctantly decided to revisit the show because a few friends have become suddenly obsessed with it. To my surprise, the popularity of the show had continued to prosper all this time! Although, it is very much true that all Supernatural fans I've encountered so far are decidedly very female. I mean, come on- let's look at the photo I posted with this blog. Are we surprised? That ain't Mulder and Scully wearing their frumpy FBI, 90s suits. Those are rugged, good-looking male television leads to be hold!

This time, I skipped the first four episodes of the first season and went right to the second DVD disc. I figured, all I needed to know were these two boys are brothers and they're looking for their missing father, who happened to have raised his two sons to chase and hunt for ghosts and weird, paranormal activities. For whatever reason. I'll read it up on Wikipedia later to get a clearer plot base.

It really doesn't matter though, because I will publicly admit it here... I watched the "Bloody Mary" episode and did get freaked out. Yes. Okay. I was expecting the two guys to just prance around declaring themselves to be ever so handsome; and maybe have a ghost here and there thrown in there just to keep with the show title. Boy... I was wrong. I did not expect the show to actually put a little bit of fear in me. It's kind of hard to scare me with movies or TV.

First off, Supernatural is still reminiscent of that old late 90s touch. A little bit like Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a more late 2000 special effects. Second off, each episode I watched proved itself as its own stand alone horror/thriller film-- and as a fan of scary movies, I was hooked! Ironically, one of the episode's title was "Hook", about the ghost of a psycho priest with a hook for one hand and a penchant for punishing the wicked. The series combines old, somewhat familiar stories with just the right amount of modern gore, suspense and thrill. I must say... sadly, I have been missing out all these years! Now I have five or six seasons to catch up with!

I highly recommend it to anyone who were fans of The X-Files, or fans of scary movies in general. Sure, Dean and Sam (those are the name of the main characters, by the way) are distractingly hot but the writing of the show is excellent. The dialogue has a touch of cheesiness but I do enjoy it, but the stories are great so far. And I do love my crazy, paranormal shiznaz!!!

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Monday, September 21, 2009

HEROES PREMIERE!

sdcc2009 / Heroes Carnival

Guess what kids??

GUESS WHAT'S ON TONIGHT?!

TWO HOUR PREMIERE OF...

... HEROES!

Whew. I almost forgot about it, too; but whilst trying to figure out what the hell to blog about on here, the light bulb turned back on. I actually don't quite remember how the last season ended-- my brain can only hold so much information at a time, forgive me-- but I am sure I will remember five minutes into tonight's episode(s?).

Other fans have forsaken this show, but I still LOVE it! LET'S GO HEROES FANS!

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Monday, February 04, 2008

Stabby, stabby!


We all have our little morbid fascinations and one of mine are serial killers. There are nights when I would peruse websites online and read up on killers throughout history. I don't do this EVERY night... just once in a blue moon when something perks my interest again. When I heard of Showtime's new show, Dexter, I wanted to watch it soooo bad...

But. I'm always a late-comer when it comes to new things so I didn't get to watch the first season till this year (when Netflix placed the entire first season on their watch instantly section. Whoop! Though it was a bitch trying to update my media player on my desktop until I finally managed to update my laptop's so it would place netflix videos. Fuck you, Netflix, and your Windows Media Player 11 requirement).

Now, I have joined the not-so-massive-maybe?-legion of Dexter lovers.

Michael C. Hall does an amazing job with this character. Yes, there is something very sick about endearing a serial killer... but if you can resist Dexter, then I almost wonder if there's something wrong with you! It is a unique experience to sympathize with a killer– but Dexter proves it is possible. He is a killer with a code of conduct and he doesn't have 'innocent' victims. Just his own fellow serial killers. He's a sort of turncoat on his own brotherhood because he's protecting the other side from people like him.

I mean we all have an urge to kill that guy who cut you off the freeway... but you won't act on it.

... Right?

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Friday, May 18, 2007

Don't get me wrong, I love Battlestar Galactica as much as the next geek, but don't you guys notice how much the show is just a culmination of all kinds of apocalypse movies and stories that were soooooooo done before?

For example, I am currently watching Titan A.E.... anyone remember that movie? It's animated and it's seriously a big time favorite of mine. It's really good, guys. Watch it if you haven't. The story starts just like Battlestar Galactica with the whole blowing up the Earth deal.

A lot of the Drej qualities has been adopted by the Cylons too.

I just find it really interesting. Another movie that Battlestar Galactica could be compared to is Bladerunner.

I love the series, but I find is pretty un-original... but very entertaining. I'm simple. All I need is entertainment!

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Saturday, March 24, 2007


My thoughts on Battlestar Galactica, thus far.

As I've just started watching the series, I thought it'd be fun to kind of document my impressions and theories as I go. Just so I can look back and be all..."Well, I was totally wrong about that!"

But as far warning, I will discuss major spoilers. So from here on in:
*SPOILERS*

Right. So far, I've really enjoyed watching it. My major fear is that the whole first season is going to be one crisis per episode. That is going to get old FAST. I'd like a peek into how the civilians are living. I know the show is all about the Galactica, but still. The entire human race just basically got decimated and now these 40,000 or so people have to make their homes on ships that probably weren't designed to live on. How do you manage? What do you tell your kids?

Other thing: They are getting quite a few things wrong about Ancient Greek mythology. They stated that Apollo was god of the hunt, which I'm pretty certain was his sister Artemis's job. They said that Starbuck worshipped Aphrodite and Artemis, but when they show her with the figures it's quite obviously Artemis and Athena. It's not difficult to get right!

But that makes me wonder, how the hell do they have Greek gods if the 'Earth' colony split off first. I'd like a bit more history on how all this developed. And why their legal system seems to be just like the American one. "I plead the 23rd" instead of "I plead the 5th."

Which also makes me wonder, how do the Cylons know about Christianity? Surely that's an Earth thing? But maybe I'm just not suspending enough disbelief.

I like the characters. I think they did a good job in casting. Commander Adama plays the powerful yet vulnerable so well. And I love the president. She is so good. Although, I think she had a lapse of judgement in not chucking the Cylon guy out the airlock just because she had a dream about him.

Which leads to: Is Adama a Cylon? And if so, which Adama? If the statement is true (which I'm betting on it not being) but if it is, I'm thinking it's Apollo. But the only motivation I can find for a Cylon revealing that is to sew mistrust, so that makes it a false statement.

Well, those are my thoughts, impressions, and theories so far. I'm excited to find out what happens next. There aren't enough hours in the day to catch up!

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