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So Lost is on hiatus but Prison Break is back! With a vengeance!

Amazingly good ep. RIP Marilyn (sob!) and LJ's mom (gasp! - although that was really more because of the brutal way it was done and then because poor LJ is on the run and being blamed for it. I think this show is setting a new record for the number of people set up for -- say it with me now "a crime they didn't commit.")

Bellick is an SOB who deserved to be covered in rubber cement and then put on fire. T-Bag is only alive because the plot demands it but I like my psychobilly Oz import, so he stays.

I'm digging Nick, especially in that wifebeater next week and of course he's injured, so yay for hot bandages. (Wot? You knew I was an h/c fiend). Veronica, though, is not only stupid and inept I keep staring at her wondering what is wrong with her face. Bad Botox? Childhood paralysis? WTF? It droops where it shouldn't, around her eyes, and then the rest doesn't seem to move. She fascinates me in a trainwreck kind of way.

I love enraged on a mission Lincoln. I also love ObsessedWithMichael!Sara. And Kitty!Saving!Michael - for all the good that did. :-(


I've also been getting caught up with Invasion. Good. Not great, but good. Watchable, definitely.

And i urge you all to watch Night Stalker. Definitely the only show going now to get that X-Files vibe right, even if you can guess what's going on, still a creepy, moody journey with fantastic cinematography, mostly of nighttime LA. The rest of the shows I've sampled so far this season are all pathetic ripoffs, but this is the real deal. Plus, Stuart Townsend is hot, even minus his Irish accent. And Gabrielle Union - I've always liked her and while I don't love her, she's fine.

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kerfect
Oct. 25th, 2005 05:45 am (UTC)
psychobilly Oz import ::giggle:: I am in crazy love with Michael
halfdutch
Oct. 25th, 2005 06:14 am (UTC)
You know, I like Michael but I'm not in love with him, the way I am with Jack or Sawyer. Doesn't stop me from loving the show and shipping him like crazy with Sara. But I won't fight you for him. ;-D
foxxcub
Oct. 25th, 2005 05:52 pm (UTC)
I, on the other hand, will. XD
halfdutch
Oct. 25th, 2005 11:09 pm (UTC)
;-D *doesn't stand in your way*
kerfect
Oct. 26th, 2005 01:54 am (UTC)
We can share him. You can have him Mnd, Wed, Fri and every other weekend :)
foxxcub
Oct. 26th, 2005 02:19 am (UTC)
LOL, deal. ;)
rogueapprentice
Oct. 25th, 2005 06:51 am (UTC)
Yes, everyone watch Nightstalker! That way they won't do something stupid, like cancel it!

halfdutch
Oct. 25th, 2005 10:02 pm (UTC)
*sigh*

I read an article in EW about how each network is focusing on only a handful of shows and for ABC, Night Stalker isn't one of them, so far.

Maybe they'll renew anyway. Not every show can be in the top 10!
lolathehated
Oct. 25th, 2005 06:51 am (UTC)
i enjoy invasion. even if i only started watching it because it is on after lost. i still enjoy it. :D
halfdutch
Oct. 25th, 2005 10:09 pm (UTC)
;-D I'm too busy coming her to talk about Lost to watch it immediately. I usually watch it the next day (because I tape it).
ficangel
Oct. 25th, 2005 01:39 pm (UTC)
Poor LJ. Poor, poor LJ. That kid grew on me at record speed, and he doesn't even begin to deserve all the stuff that's been dumped on him. Why can't Bellick be the one on the run with no shoes, huh?

I'm digging Nick, especially in that wifebeater next week and of course he's injured, so yay for hot bandages. (Wot? You knew I was an h/c fiend).

He went up several notches in my estimation just by being hurt and wearing a wifebeater. And also for being able to calm down, think, and take part in any action that doesn't involve running around and making muppet arms, which is more credit than I'm willing to give Veronica at this point.

I love enraged on a mission Lincoln.

DP nailed the "They're going after my family, Michael," line reading. Sca-ry.

And Kitty!Saving!Michael - for all the good that did. :-(

*sniffs* I really thought that he was going to blackmail Westmoreland with Marilyn, but Michael is of course a better human being than that. Unlike Bellick, who should rot.

halfdutch
Oct. 25th, 2005 10:12 pm (UTC)
Muppet arms! Bwah! So true. Veronica is the only weak link on this show. I guess every series needs one. *sigh*

LJ on the run - great storyline and that actor is really stepping up. I'm hoping he'll send that photo to the right person. Who does he even has an ally at this point? I loved his bonding with his dad. Nice to have a light moment in there.

Lincoln is getting to show more range and that's working for me. I know some people are meh on DP but he works for me. He made a lousy Dracula in "Blade: Trinity" but here - all good. He's better when he has more to do than brood, of course. Still, I always love the brooders. It must be in my DNA!

Bellick must suffer. Even more than T-Bag!

holycitygirl
Oct. 25th, 2005 03:18 pm (UTC)
You know that is kinda where I am with Nightstalker. I like Gabrielle Union but oddly less than normal. It's like TVGabrielle is half the calories of MOVIEGabrielle and I'm noticing the difference.

Odd.

Or maybe it is just that she is soooo Scully I find it distracting that she's not a red-headed white girl.

But OMG is Stuart hot. I bought Queen of the Damned on DVD he's so hot and I'm not even sure if I liked that film.

You know though - while I get that the original Kojak NS was the inspiration for the X-files - sometimes it just seems TOO the same. And I'm afraid it's not going to go far.
halfdutch
Oct. 25th, 2005 11:04 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. I like the way she's toned down the persona I've seen in films like "Bring It On." I think it's good that she's low-key here. And yeah, she's definitely in the Scully role and that's a tough role to fill. So far, I'm still hooked and enjoying the show.

Heh, I saw Queen of the Damned opening weekend just for hot, vamped out, shirtless Stuart. ;-D I have no shame!

It might last out the season, maybe not. Before Lost, I've always liked the cult shows that barely hung in there, even Foxy's Haunted series which I watched only for him. So we'll see. I'm going to keep watching while we can!
holycitygirl
Oct. 26th, 2005 12:20 am (UTC)
I'm sure I will as well. I'm waiting for more eps about the incident with Karl's wife. Those should be good. (Look at me actually angling for a conspiracy episode for once in my life):D

And OMG!! I loved Haunted. He was soooo tortured!!!

He does that so well.
halfdutch
Oct. 26th, 2005 01:45 am (UTC)
Yeah, the tortured widower on a quest angle works well for me. That was the best ep that I've seen, the one where Karl's wife appeared to him.

;-D Foxy angst is my crack! *nods*
enigmae
Oct. 25th, 2005 04:51 pm (UTC)
I saw the first 2 or 3 eps of Invasion and just got bored with it. I expected more from Shaun Cassidy since he did American Gothic. Maybe I should have given it another change though. My new fave that sort of fits in the same "creepy sci-fi drama" category is Surface. Much more interesting by far I think.
halfdutch
Oct. 25th, 2005 11:07 pm (UTC)
It's not as cool and creepy and dark as American Gothic. But it's got some good mysteries going on. I didn't check out Surface, but I did try Threshold and Supernatural and was very 'meh' on both. Didn't finish watching either ep. There's just a boatload of these shows this season, for which we can thank the success of Lost. But they also need to be GOOD. LOL.
foxxcub
Oct. 25th, 2005 05:57 pm (UTC)
You kill a kitty, are you are dead to me. Period. Not that I actually liked Bellick to begin with, but FUCK. I hope T-Bag ass rapes him and leaves him for dead.

'kay, I'll stop my train of violent thoughts in your LJ now...
halfdutch
Oct. 25th, 2005 10:53 pm (UTC)
*shows off new LJ icon!*

Bellick was showing flashes of humanity, esp. just prior to the kittycide, with his concern for Bob. Sadly - that's the kind of misguided compassion no one needs. Killing someone's cat falls under the "Not Unacceptable Under Any Circumstances" category.

And rant all you want! Bellick is FUCKED UP.
foxxcub
Oct. 26th, 2005 03:21 am (UTC)
OMG I almost got that icon! :D
julissak01
Oct. 25th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
Last night's PB was *really* good. I've missed a few eps, but I can still vouch for that nonetheless. Totally a 'WTF?' ep.
halfdutch
Oct. 25th, 2005 10:54 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah. There were "Oh my God" and other out-loud exclamations going on here. When I talk to my TV, that's good. Usually. Sometimes there's frustration and death wishes going on too, LOL.
lillyjk
Oct. 25th, 2005 10:34 pm (UTC)
I love Night Stalker, but I'm definitely afraid it's about to bite the dust...scariest shit on tv IMHO.
halfdutch
Oct. 25th, 2005 11:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I guess I'm keeping my track record of liking the cool cult shows that won't last out the season. Lost is the first cult show that's gotten so big. Even The X-Files never had ratings like that, IIRC, even though it had such a huge pop culture impact -- and still is, judging by this season's slate of copycat shows!
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