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23 September 2004 @ 04:27 pm
It's this time of the year again - nasty comments about popular TV - flame ahead!  
The TV fall season is coming around and I fail to be excieted. I'm confused at the most. TV currently doesn't rate very high on the Illman-scale of priorities. But loving lists, I made one anyway this season:

TV-(fandoms - as in so far that I read fic on occassion):
Stargate SG1 - mainly because I've been watching since the beginning
Stargate Atlantis - mainly because I like it
Without a Trace - mainly because I still long for 1st season goodness and because Bait rocked

Comicbook(fandom - not, there is no readable fic):

The questionables:
CSI - Grissom is a inept would-be-genius and he isn't even ammusing at that, Sara is immature, Nick's too dumb to have his job (well so is General!Jack, but he has smart people around himself to make up for it)
CSI:M - Horatio balds and lead and leads some more without ever working. He saves the day every time. Everyone is hotter and wears less than in Vegas.
CSI:NY - never seen it, (missed the x-over too) but I can't see the appeal of Gary Sinise(?)
The Dead Zone: I saw an ep as a favour to someone - is this even still on? If so which night of the week?
JoA - great idea for a show, but for me, it didn't progress enough later on, made me want to yell at the screen for Joan to finally get a brain in the late first season. She is too stupid for a realistic teen.
The various LaOs - mainly formualic entertainment with replacable characters, it's not bad though
24 and Alias - will see in January. It should be Crossing Jordan Time then as well, if that didn't get cancelled. I'll take Crossing Jordan over CSI any day.

If anyone has a watchworty show to point out feel free to do so!
Illmanillman on September 24th, 2004 12:43 am (UTC)
Never seen Buffy. To be honest, I always thought it was the kind of show that my little sister would watch. She watches Charmed, Smallville and the like. Not that I haven't watched that at some point ;) But I have Buffy on streamload, so I'll check it out. Thanks for the info on the Dead Zone, I'll keep an eye out for the torrent. One question and this might sound stupid: what does the text 'OT3' in your icon mean?
Amber: sheppard/beer/gun ot3! (xshinsei).minttown1 on September 24th, 2004 02:03 am (UTC)
Oh. Um, OTP is a fandom expression referring to One True Pairing. For example, a lot of people's CSI OTP was/is Grissom/Sara. OT3 refers to One True Threesome. An example would be that people in the HP fandom think of Harry/Ron/Hermione or James/Remus/Sirius as their OTP. This icon (made by adalanth) is playing off of that term, referring to Shep and his love of beer and guns, I guess.

If that made no sense, I can try to clarify, but as my English teacher is about to find out when I hand this paper in today, clarification is not my strength. ;)
Illmanillman on September 24th, 2004 02:19 am (UTC)
Ahh, I think I get it. After like the third reading when I finally picked up that you wrote Shep and not Sheep (I kept wondering what sheepmobile had to do with it all...)
Two questions: I checked out your user profile randomly earlier, I saw you listed Tycho Brahe. How come he made your list?
And what are you doing in an English class, I thought you were a Physics whizz?
Amberminttown1 on September 24th, 2004 02:33 am (UTC)
Tycho! Hee. Um, in tenth grade, American history, we chose underdogs of American history and called them our Heroes of American History, people like Eugene Debs and Daniel Webster and other random people who never really succeeded. And the next year, in European history, Tycho Brahe was the first person to really jump out at me as an underdog. The social isolation, the lack of a nose... Also, I have all sort of affection for the early scientists who tried so hard to figure things out and still got some of it wrong.

Everyone has to take the College Writing Seminar, a one-semester course to improve our ability to write a good college-level paper. It's very boring. :P Hopefully, I'll improve and learn some things, though.
Illmanillman on September 24th, 2004 02:49 am (UTC)
Mandatory writing seminar, man, that's harsh! It's not like you write that eloquently phrased many papers in Physics. Most of that will be calculations and expriments to proof your theories anyways. Well, well, as long as you have some fun.

I know Tycho from a lovely high school subject know as theory of knowledge, it was some history of science, some philosophy, some logic.
I have always been most fascinated by the Ancient Greek scientists/philosophers. They had some wild theories about elements, but they were right with some many things. They thought up the atom without ever being able to prove it, that just amazes me. Just as amazing how Europe could then forget again.
Amberminttown1 on September 24th, 2004 04:43 pm (UTC)
Theory of Knowledge sounds so, so cool.