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26 March 2005 @ 03:29 pm
Alias randomness  
The emotional responses of characters in Alias seasons 2 and 3 would be a lot more dramatically satisfying if I didn't know that Sloane came back to the CIA in season 4. :-P

Also, Dixon's reactions were crossing the line of credulity even in early S3, given how he accepted Sloane's pardon, freedom, and influence with the CIA. I have to wonder if depths of regret and guilt over Emily have driven him to this passivity--if he unconsciously believes that the universe balanced itself in that wife-to-wife equation, despite his husbandly love.

Sark looks good with his buzzed head. I love the strange civility that influences even his smallest gestures--like, as he's crossing paths with the captured CIA agent midway through their prisoner exchange in Mexico, he sees the NSC Delta Force cars arriving in the distance and pauses, putting his hand out to prevent the agent from continuing. Anything he does has a self-serving tactical angle, but even so the maneuver reads as interestingly thoughtful if not protective, as if he's ready to cut them both off safely from any coming fracas. I don't know what I'm trying to say. Maybe just that from some angles he's opaque. On the other hand, he probably just calculates that the guy could be useful as a shield and bargaining chip. Always the survivor. *g*

ETA: It's sad, isn't it, how I'm only ever commenting on shows years after they originally aired. Three years from now when the rest of you have moved on, I'll probably be enthusing alone about House, Lost, and Stargate Atlantis.
 
 
 
inapickle on March 26th, 2005 11:48 pm (UTC)
That's how I feel about SG1 already.
I just started watching the show last spring. And I've only seen it up to the last few episodes of S5 yet. So now I'm all excited about it, and I'm reading piles of fanfic written for it, and yet it's hemmorhaging all the decent writers to Atlantis, that little bitch.

Go back to the ocean, Atlantis! And kiss my bum!

Anyway.
Anna S.: jack-oneilleliade on March 30th, 2005 12:33 am (UTC)
Re: That's how I feel about SG1 already.
Go back to the ocean, Atlantis! And kiss my bum!

But then again maybe you just need time to fall for it--these things happen sequentially sometimes. Buffy...Angel. SG1...SGA. Maybe? :)
inapickle on March 30th, 2005 12:41 am (UTC)
Re: That's how I feel about SG1 already.
I'm not saying it couldn't happen to somebody, but I'm pretty loyal about my television.

I didn't watch Angel, I don't watch the US version of Queer as Folk, I didn't watch Due South after David Marciano left, I don't watch CSI NY or Miami, and I probably won't watch Atlantis when it airs here.

I like my little TV bubble. And all the good writers who have quit SG1 for Atlantis are going to have to come back before I take the law into my own hands.

This means you, cupcake!
Anna S.eliade on March 30th, 2005 12:42 am (UTC)
Re: That's how I feel about SG1 already.
And all the good writers who have quit SG1 for Atlantis are going to have to come back before I take the law into my own hands.

This means you, cupcake!


No, not me! I tried to watch SGA and couldn't get into it--but apparently I gave up before it really started to take off. I don't know when I'll get around to giving it another try. :)
in search of a clever byline: murg10zlaine on March 26th, 2005 11:50 pm (UTC)
I'll probably be enthusing alone about House, Lost, and Stargate Atlantis.

As long as it ain't Full House, it's all good.
Anna S.: cat_chickeneliade on March 30th, 2005 12:31 am (UTC)
Isn't a guy from that show now on Jake in Progress, or am I thinking of someone else, I wonder...all that childhood television has eaten into my memory but left nothing useful.
in search of a clever byline: Gumby10zlaine on March 30th, 2005 01:02 am (UTC)
I'll admit I had to look it up. Yes, yes. John Stamos. At least he's still sort of hot. Of course, I remember him from his General Hospital days.

Childhood television/movies is like a virus or something. I was ruminating just yesterday on how Kim Richards was just at a convention in Florida with Charlene Tilton. And how Kim Richards was so cool as a kid actor and has this fantastic long, blonde hair and how I had a crush on Ike Eisenmann (played her twin brother in the Witch Mountain movies)--and how their commentary on the Witch Mountain DVDs was really cool, and how her sister Kyle was on Little House and then ended up on ER about a year ago--playing one of the folks who mills about in the background rolling people around on gurneys--you know, in one of those parts that aren't entirely for non-speaking extras, but reserved for people like her (and Sara Gilbert) who have some television street cred but obviously not enough to be anything more than a recurring background person...

viral, indeed.

shake.: cordycallmesandy on March 27th, 2005 12:04 am (UTC)
What's very odd is that I'm watching Alias s3 right now! for the first time! And I had noticed the hand gesture with Sark in Mexico and thought it so very Sarkian. He's really making this season very enjoyable to me. Sark!
Anna S.: sarkeliade on March 30th, 2005 12:31 am (UTC)
Oh cool! Sark is awesome. David Anders was on some network news TV show a few days back and he said, "Well, you know, the ratings always go up when Sark's on screen..." At least he knows his worth. *g*
Trepkostrepkos on March 27th, 2005 12:18 am (UTC)
Just means we get your mature reflections on the shows...
...It's OK, I'm just about to start watching SG1.
When my fellow geek at fencing gets round to lending them to me.
Anna S.: jack-oneilleliade on March 30th, 2005 12:30 am (UTC)
SG1! I hope you like it! :-D
the kid with the bullet soul: crazy boys gary and david (grrliz_icons)exsequar on March 27th, 2005 01:39 am (UTC)
Oh, it's Dixon? I thought it was Dickson. o.O That's all I got out of this post because I have only seen a bit of the first season and I'm avoiding spoilers like the plague!
Anna S.: hepburn_kjveliade on March 30th, 2005 12:29 am (UTC)
I am now trying to make myself use cut-tags more regularly to avoid spoiling people. :)
auroramamaauroramama on March 27th, 2005 02:56 am (UTC)
Three years from now when the rest of you have moved on, I'll probably be enthusing alone about House, Lost, and Stargate Atlantis.

I'll be right in step when it comes to House. I desire greatly to watch it, but I can't deal with medical drama, so I'll have to wait until it's out on DVD and I can skip to the good parts.
Anna S.: scary_girleliade on March 30th, 2005 12:29 am (UTC)
I kind of feel that way about Nip/Tuck. ;)
kittygoslingp on March 27th, 2005 03:25 am (UTC)
Here in the UK season three is only now hitting terrestrial television so your comments are very timely not to say thought provoking and perceptive.
Anna S.: sydneyeliade on March 30th, 2005 12:29 am (UTC)
Ohhh, good to know--I must try to remember to use cut tags, then. :)
KLDkenyacandoit on March 27th, 2005 04:08 am (UTC)
Aw, don't be sad. I really don't watch those other shows, either, and quite enjoy your observations on Alias. In fact, if I had those dvds right now, I'd be watching them again myself!
Anna S.: sydneyeliade on March 30th, 2005 12:28 am (UTC)
After Buffy and Angel, it's really the first show I've ever rewatched in a dedicated way--it holds up well. :)
stungunbilly: Considerstungunbilly on March 27th, 2005 08:57 am (UTC)
[It's sad, isn't it, how I'm only ever commenting on shows years after they originally aired.]

No!! It's great. I often wait until I have access to all the eps and then watch a show straight through, years later. If nobody else did, I'd feel much, much lamer. Though I'd still do it anyway.
Anna S.: daniel_geekyeliade on March 30th, 2005 12:28 am (UTC)
Oh good. :) I'm beginning to toss out old videotapes in the hopes that it will spur me to buy other shows on DVD. More Due South, for instance. It's too bad that so many shows are absurdly expensive, like Farscape--or just goes up in expense because of sheer number of seasons, like Stargate. Makes me grumbly.
stungunbillystungunbilly on March 30th, 2005 04:06 pm (UTC)
I would buy sooo many more DVD sets if they didn't charge obscene prices for them. Like, oh, X-files. 9 seasons at 100+!