Caprica

Feb. 26th, 2010 04:24 am
so who's watching this show?
I'm really loving it, it's strange and exciting and nothing like bsg
. bsg was fast, confusing,scary,urgent,etc,etc.
this is different. it's more thoughtful,more slow,sometimes darker and more dramatic and well, fairly angsty,they share that. and it also has this great menace, this shadow hanging over its head which makes you look at everything in a different light.

it's not a show for everyone. it's not flashy,it doesn't have epic space battles or explosions or any of those things people seem to think belong in sci-fi these days, instead, it has interesting,conflicted,deeply-flawed characters that you can care forever, a married couple that really do seem to love one another which we all know it's very rare, it asks complicated questions about religion about the human soul, about existence about family about humanity about relationships, and it intends to explore them.
it mixes all these questions with a family drama, with two families dealing with grief in their own way and with teenagers feeling lost and living in a morally-corrupt world keeping huge secrets from everyone.it's regular teen angst plus survivor's guilt.

I've been reading Caprica's recaps at TWOP they're written by Jacob, the same guy who wrote the Doctor Who recaps.
They're very very very very very good. they're engaging and interesting and so very thoughtful, he doesn't so much tell you what happened but his interpretation of it. they're the best recaps ever in my opinion. they're not funny like some or mean like others (House's come to mind) or mocking, they're just really interesting.

Leverage

Sep. 15th, 2009 12:03 am
A couple of weeks ago, Wil Wheaton was on an episode of Leverage.
I'd never seen the show but I like Wil and he guest-stars in good shows so I downloaded his ep to check it out.
and I fell in love.
I proceeded to download the previous episode and OH MY GOD THEY ARE BRILLIANT AND WONDERFUL AND FANTASTIC AND FUNNY AND ADORABLE.
(my twitter lately has been filled with one particular word)
I've already watched them all and I'm heartbroken there's no new ones until january. so I'll just have to watch and rewatch and rewatch. and I read the tv tropes entry and lost a few hours and then came to lj and look up comms for fics and icons. standard new fandom stuff. I've alreadty read a few fics which were very good.

I like that the show while not having a geeky thematic it's definitely geeky. star trek and doctor who reference? star trek guest stars? mark sheppard? definitely aiming at a geeky audience.

I think my favourite character is Parker,though I love them all. I like that she's a classy cat burglar who's been raised by wolves and isn't quite playing with a full deck of cards as they say. she's crazy and awesome and adorable.
Hardison is also fantastic and very geeky and I can't help but ship him and Parker.

I remember hearing about the show cause Christian Kane is in it but it didn't really sound all that interesting and I'm not that big a fan of him.
but it's really good and he's really good in it,too.

Nate and Sophie kind of remind of Jack and Irina. a less violent but equally dysfunctional version. instead of spies, they're thieves.

I've found all character are amazing and I really enjoy that.

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