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Actually, I have several.

I watch Lost Girl. I hate Lauren, and would be horribly disappointed if she and Bo end up together, because Bo and Kenzi belong together.

I watch Once Upon a Time, because I kept hearing people rave about Regina/Emma. Turns out, they're my least favorite pairing. I like Snow/Red, Snow/Charming (but passionately Dislike Mary Margaret/David), Nova/Dreamy and Leroy/Astrid, Bella/Rumplestiltskin, Emma/August(Pinocchio) and as sick and wrong as it is, Emma/Mary Margaret.

I love Mass Effect, but the FemShep/Traynor pairing creeps me out so much I physically cringe every time I see it listed on a story. This is even stranger when you realize that I actually read and enjoy Wrex/FemShep.

I watch Warehouse 13, and as much as I love Myka/H.G., I also think Myka/Pete is adorable. I don't get Claudia/Leena at all.

I watch NCIS, and 7 seasons later, I still feel like Ziva is a poor substitute for Kate Todd, and still miss the Kate/Abbey friendship.

I watch Rizzoli & Isles, and I honestly believe that Maura would have a harder time than Jane dealing with the idea of the two of them getting into a relationship.

I watch The Good Wife, and I think the writers are intentionally writing Kalinda as having a massive crush on Alicia, and I'm actually more interested in seeing the 'Bi girl falls in love with her straight friend' storyline play out than I would be in a canon Kalinda/Alicia storyline.

I have never, ever watched a single episode of Glee. I have no intention of starting.

I tried to watch Pretty Little Liars. I think I lasted 2, maybe 3 episodes before I got bored to death.

I made it through 2 seasons of Teen Wolf in a single sitting.

I still ship Buffy/Willow/Xander, and I'm actually kind of upset that it isn't canon in the Season 8/9 comics. I also really wanted to see Buffy/Tara during season six when Willow and Tara broke up.

Date: 2012-09-14 06:20 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] monique-27.livejournal.com
...Snow/Charming (but passionately Dislike Mary Margaret/David) <- OMG RIGHT?!?? I just...GRR! Did they not realizing what they were doing to his character (OMG *H8TZ*)? To hers? Did they really not see how much of a dick move that whole situation was? I can't even. >.< ...

Date: 2012-09-14 12:01 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] argyle-s.livejournal.com
I thought they were actually very true to Snow's character with the way they wrote Mary Margaret. The problem was, while Charming was completely awesome, David was a selfish dickbag.

On the other hand, any way you look at it, in both the Enchanted Forest, and in Storybrook, Abigal is the one who comes out of that whole mess smelling like roses and awesome sauce.

By the end of the season, I was more invested in hoping she got back with Fredrick in Storybrook than I was hoping Mary Margaret and David got together.

At this point, I almost hope Snow dumps Charming for Red (I know it will never happen, sadly), but I am really looking forward to season 2. Mulan and Sleeping beauty are supposed to show up in the season premier.

Date: 2012-09-16 06:40 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] leviathan0999.livejournal.com
Lost GIrl I'm a ride-along with my wife. It mildly annoys me, because it tries so hard to impress us by being potty-mouthed, but it's really no more grown-up or sophisticated than your average episode of Charmed

Once Upon a Time Watched the pilot, and was uninspired to watch again. This is partly because I'm only mildly interested in Robert Carlyle, and my BFF is thoroughly obssessed with him. If I watch a show he's in, I have to listen to endless, endless dissections of his every flicker of expression.

Warehouse 13 Like Lost GIrl, I'm a ride-along. I'm sort of annoyed with what seems to me to be an underlying assumption that great human achievements are somehow magical, and not just talented people working hard. But it's fun enough, in a not-terribly-nutritious way,

NCIS I don't see Ziva as particularly a replacement for Caitlin Todd, and, I have to say that Sasha Alexander's decision to leave allowed them to do that transition with uncommon grace. I really enjoyed the Dead!Kate-interacting-with-the-cast episode. The only shipping I do with NCIS is Abbey/McGee, because, duh!

Rizzoli & Isles I've seen several episodes, and, I dunno, I just don't see it. Part of this is my dislike for Angie Harmon, whose Abbie Carmichael character I always found smug and nasty -- the very last person who should have the powers of a Prosecutor -- and who I don't like any better having learned about her personal politics. Part of it, of course, is the assault on the geography of Boston and its environs. Mainly, though, I just don't see and don't buy the relationship between the characters. We're told all about the depth of caring between them, but they seem very shallow, not as people, but as characters. It's like they wandered out of a half-hour sitcom about cops into an hour-long "crime drama." My respect for you is huge, so I'm trying to see what you clearly do see in it, but I'm just not seeing it.

I'm sorry, reading this comment over, it seems like I'm trying to harsh on your buzz, and I promise that's not it. I'm just interested in talking analytically about this stuff.

Date: 2012-09-16 07:57 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] argyle-s.livejournal.com
Lost GIrl I'm a ride-along with my wife. It mildly annoys me, because it tries so hard to impress us by being potty-mouthed, but it's really no more grown-up or sophisticated than your average episode of Charmed

I started watching Lost Girl because someone pointed it out and said 'Hot bisexual female main character'. A bisexual lead character was, in and of itself, unique enough to get me interested in the show, but I stuck around mostly because I really enjoy how good a job they do with Fae mythology, because I think Kenzi is adorable, and because I think Kenzi and Bo's interactions with Bo are adorable. The plot of the week is usually fairly dull, and I found the whole Garuda storyline in season two boring. The show is definitely fluff, but Kenzi makes it very enjoyable fluff

Once Upon a Time Watched the pilot, and was uninspired to watch again. This is partly because I'm only mildly interested in Robert Carlyle, and my BFF is thoroughly obssessed with him. If I watch a show he's in, I have to listen to endless, endless dissections of his every flicker of expression.

Robert Carlyle is definitely one of the best things about the show. His portrayal of Rumplestiltskin is fantastic. I'd recommend giving it a couple more episodes, but if not, no big deal. I can see how the show might not be for everyone.

Warehouse 13 Like Lost GIrl, I'm a ride-along. I'm sort of annoyed with what seems to me to be an underlying assumption that great human achievements are somehow magical, and not just talented people working hard. But it's fun enough, in a not-terribly-nutritious way,

Actually, the episode where we get to see the creation of an artifact turns that entirely on its head. Achievements aren't made because of the magical artifacts, the magical artifacts come into being because they are somehow a part of a moment of greatness, and it's that moment that empowers them with their special abilities.

But really, this is another show that I enjoy primarily for the characters. It took me a long time to get past the really horrid pilot, but once I did, I pretty quickly fell in love with Myka, Pete, Artie and Claudia. I loved H. G. Wells from the first moment she stepped on screen.

Date: 2012-09-16 07:58 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] argyle-s.livejournal.com
NCIS I don't see Ziva as particularly a replacement for Caitlin Todd, and, I have to say that Sasha Alexander's decision to leave allowed them to do that transition with uncommon grace. I really enjoyed the Dead!Kate-interacting-with-the-cast episode. The only shipping I do with NCIS is Abbey/McGee, because, duh!

Gibbs, Kate and Abby are my favorite characters on the show. I like Ziva, but her whole back story is way to Mary Sue like for me, and I really do think she's still, seven seasons on, a square peg in a round hole. I thought Kate was a much better fit on the team. I understand that it was Sasha's decision to leave, and I'm kind of glad she did, because if she didn't, Rizzoli and Isles wouldn't be half as good as it is.

I also shipped Kate/Abby pretty hard, so I really miss having Kate around for that.

Rizzoli & Isles I've seen several episodes, and, I dunno, I just don't see it. Part of this is my dislike for Angie Harmon, whose Abbie Carmichael character I always found smug and nasty -- the very last person who should have the powers of a Prosecutor -- and who I don't like any better having learned about her personal politics. Part of it, of course, is the assault on the geography of Boston and its environs. Mainly, though, I just don't see and don't buy the relationship between the characters. We're told all about the depth of caring between them, but they seem very shallow, not as people, but as characters. It's like they wandered out of a half-hour sitcom about cops into an hour-long "crime drama." My respect for you is huge, so I'm trying to see what you clearly do see in it, but I'm just not seeing it.

Oh, Rizzoli & Isles is, objectively, a mediocre police procedural, and if you've only seen a few episodes, especially if they are season 2 or season 3 episodes, it's easy to see the relationship as shallow. Sit down and watch season 1 in order, and you'll get why people ship the crap out of Jane and Maura.

Unless you can't get past Angie Harmon, in which case, don't. I mean, it's a TV show, and honestly, not a great one, so it's no big deal. Personally, I happen to like Angie a lot, but then, the last show I saw her on before Rizzoli & Isles was Baywatch Nights, so I don't have any of the Law and Order baggage some people bring to the show.

I'm sorry, reading this comment over, it seems like I'm trying to harsh on your buzz, and I promise that's not it. I'm just interested in talking analytically about this stuff.

Nah, it's all good. I'll let you in on a secret. I like really crappy TV sometimes. I make no apologies for it.

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