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WAIT WAIT WAIT.  WHAT IS HAPPENING ON SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE THIS YEAR?! I don't turn on the TV anymore, I don't know!  All I know is I clicked on a TV Squad review because I saw a picture of Neil Haskell, and like, somehow it is stocked with ALL OF MY PAST FAVORITES.  Neil, Lauren, Pasha, Allison, Comfort, Twitch, more people I love with the violent exception of Mark & Dominic, WHAT.  Why am I not aware of this ridiculous amazingness!

So...wait, they've decided to go all Dancing With the Stars hybrid and pair new performers with the old ones, instead of 20 amateurs?  I'm confused.  However, I shall be there with bells on.  Especially as Mary Murphy has been removed from the judging table, and replaced by Mia Michaels, whom I like so much more that I will even sacrifice her choreography for an improvement at the table.  Iiiiii may actually die of joy.  So happy to have a reason to come back to Cat! 

Day 24 - Best quote
1. "I'm never listening to you again. 'Don't be afraid. Open your heart!'   Yeah.  This baby's getting locked in a box.  Inside a safe.  Surrounded by sharks.  With guns."  --Kat Warbler, The Class.  I use the latter part of this quote quite a lot with reference to TV shows that get canceled on me in their freshman/sophomore years.  (and yet, I always love again.)

2. "I hate so much about the things that you choose to be." --Michael Scott, The Office.  I know, I know, but I break out this line a lot, too.  It's such a complete, wordy way of expressing your disgust.

Day 25 - A show you plan on watching (old or new)
Friday Night Lights.  At this rate I will probably die before I see it, despite muzzy_olorea haranguing me all the time,
but I did take in the first two episodes, which confirmed that it is made of remarkable quality and stunning brilliance. I can't mainline this show; it's something I have to savor, so I need to clear out my inbox of all other shows before I can settle down with this one.  Problem is, the inbox is always full and it restocks every September, leaving me with a narrow timeframe to get on that.

But one day, I will.  I love just about everybody so far, and any time I see the title mentioned I get a little chill of love & Feelings.  They've captured the essence of high school in a TV show - real high school, not the glitzy, gaudy kind featured on Glee & the CW - and since I happen to love high schools (why do you think I read all those YA novels?), the thought of this show is like being able to step into a living daydream.  I love stories featuring h.s. football, which is not at all the same as asinine pro football.  I maybe love all the trappings and ceremony and side diversions more than the game itself, but that sense of school spirit & pride transcends it.  Okay, I feel like I'm having a weird spiritual awakening just talking about it, so I'm pretty sure I should stop before I build this into a legend it cannot possibly live up to.

It's just, this is the same legend I built up before I saw the pilot, and that pretty much lived up to expectations.  I'm looking forward to exploring the storylines off the field too - they have solid character arcs, yes? - and of course, the Taylor parents are so fantastic that they cannot be contained in their own fandom.  All of pop culture is aware of how great they are; it's not like I'm going to turn that down.

+ The legend of how I first stopped resisting it.
+ Reaction to the pilot.  My opinion only got better after episode 2.


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Jul. 1st, 2010 03:57 pm (UTC)
At this rate I will probably die before I see it ...

Yeah ... BECAUSE I WOULD HAVE GOTTEN TIRED OF WAITING AND KILLED YOU OUT OF FRUSTRATION. LOL!!!!! Just kidding! ;) I know what you mean - unlike the procedurals, it is a show to savour.

Yes, yes, solid character arcs (apart from certain plot arcs in Season 2 ... the season we don't talk about ...) but of course there are arcs which you'll either like/dislike based on who you ship. The good thing is that Mr/Mrs Coach are steady in their awesomeness throughout it all.
Jul. 1st, 2010 04:35 pm (UTC)
That Michael quote is actually really good. I might be forced to use that someday.

Muzzy has been trying to get me to watch "Friday Night Lights" as well. It always figures that when people push me hardest to watch certain shows, they end up getting canceled. :P
Jul. 1st, 2010 07:17 pm (UTC)
Friday Night Lights is about as close to perfection as TV can get. It's like The Office season 2, but stretched out over the ENTIRE SERIES THUS FAR. I can't get over how emotional it ALWAYS makes me, and you're right, it does a really amazing job at capturing people exactly as they really are.
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