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Feb. 22nd, 2013

Not bad, TV-Friday (well, technically, that would be TV-Thursday but who cares). We had:

- Beauty and the Beast finally got back to the only thing that ever worked for it, I know my bar for this show is quite low but I`d probably watch it at this point just to be gobsmacked how likeable a TV character played by Kristin Kreuk can be. I never blamed the actress much for the bad Lanaville writing but this show has bad writing, too, and Cat is actually genuinely a likeable person

- a most EXCELLENT episode of Person of Interest, that seriously rocked and eps like this can go bad, if not done right. Here, I was disappointed that it wasn`t a backdoor Pilot.

- a powerful episode of Vampire Diaires, and what was probably the best bit of acting done by Nina Dobrev in the entire show so far (and by that I don`t mean to say she is usually bad because I have always found her to be good). Also: game, consider yourself thouroughly changed.

Comments

( 14 have dazzled me — Dazzle me )
mareen
Feb. 23rd, 2013 05:26 am (UTC)
Person of Interest was so great, I really have no words. More Sarah Shahi, please.
astri13
Feb. 23rd, 2013 10:58 am (UTC)
At first I was like wth?, then OMG, they are the ones who get "important" numbers to deal with. Sarah Shahi was indeed fantastic. It`s always a gamble to let guest actors carry entire episodes but she pulled it off.
leelust
Feb. 23rd, 2013 07:08 am (UTC)
OMG! I'm out of here to watch PoI cause i caouldn't yesterday and i can't wait to see it!!!! Never doubted that show!
astri13
Feb. 23rd, 2013 10:58 am (UTC)
It was a brilliant episode, really. This Season rocks the house.
leelust
Feb. 23rd, 2013 11:32 am (UTC)
I just watched it and it wasn't that brilliant for me (cause there was too much of that girl) but i appreciated that third person POV and the story itself was interesting so i don't say the ep was bad. I just wanted to see more John and H in action :)
This one season has more twists and intrigues than the last couple of seasons of spn.
astri13
Feb. 23rd, 2013 12:11 pm (UTC)
I didn`t mind this episode focusing on a guest character because it tied into the overall mystery with the machine and I really got invested into her because the actress was great.

leelust
Feb. 23rd, 2013 12:19 pm (UTC)
I didn't mind the story and the actress i just can't believe that a girl her physical structure can be a real danger to many men. It's a trend nowdays and no metter where i see it (nikita included) i can't believe it cause the girl barely has muscles she can't overpower many men, she has no strength for it.
But it's my POV of course.
scolaro
Feb. 24th, 2013 07:00 pm (UTC)
All this talk about B&B made me watch two eps of the old series again...ah, good cheesy times. ^^
astri13
Feb. 25th, 2013 05:25 pm (UTC)
Heh, the new ones has cheese, too. But, it basically only works (and barely) at the romance level whereas the old one was a bit (lot) more profound.
scolaro
Feb. 26th, 2013 11:50 am (UTC)
OMG, really? They stripped it of EVERYTHING except the romantic bits?
(And I thought the original was already too loaded with those...)
astri13
Feb. 26th, 2013 01:11 pm (UTC)
I wouldn`t say stripped it, it`s technically a crime procedural with some "secret organization out to get you" mystery mixed in. But the romance bits are literally the only thing that even remotely works. The last episode was rather annoying but to me worth it because they finally stopped with the 14 episodes kissus interruptus. :D

And the title characters are both likeable but terminally stupid. The side characters (minus one) are right now ALSO deeply stupid but not even particularly likeable.

The best character is probably the best friend/sidekick to the beast who always gives meta-commentary and how stupid everyone is acting. He is like the audience stand-in. :)
scolaro
Feb. 27th, 2013 07:11 am (UTC)
"Terminally stupid"? Oh-oh, even with the friend's meta-commentary I'm not sure I could suffer through this...
Let me stick with Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman. Even after all these years his makeup is still impressive!
astri13
Feb. 27th, 2013 10:15 am (UTC)
Even after all these years his makeup is still impressive!

But the new Beast has...a scar. *g*

Yup, he is CW pretty with a scar, applied in an asthetically pleasing way.
scolaro
Mar. 4th, 2013 08:51 pm (UTC)
The way you wrote "...a scar" gives the impression this scar is in a...naughty place. XD
( 14 have dazzled me — Dazzle me )