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Okay, okay, I am doing this totally weird rewatching thing lately, and one of the victims is Fringe, which is weird because although I adored the show seasons one through, well, I liked last season, too, guys, so... three, right? Anyway, I adored the show those seasons and am struggling somewhat with the current one, but I was never really, truly fannish about them. I mean, I loved them, but I didn't read tons of fic and I certainly never really thought about writing fic.

Also, rewatching old seasons while watching the new season seems really, really bizarre to me.

BUT. I am loving it. I mean, I just LOVE IT, GUYS. It's reminding me why Olivia Dunham is one of my favoritest characters of all time, and Astrid is awesome from the word "go" and I'm just blown away by the balance between the Olivia stuff and the Peter & Walter stuff, and the Peter & Olivia stuff, and the family stuff, and then ASTRID. Oh my gosh. For some reason, I didn't remember her being all that awesome or present the first season, but she totally is.

I'm also seeing some parallels between this season and season four that I knew were there but didn't quite grasp, and they bear further investigation.


In other news, AVENGERS. I loved it with the love of a thousand sparkly hearts. No spoilers, but of course now that I am over my initial rush, I'm thinking about it and you know how dangerous that is. Still! THOUSAND SPARKLY HEARTS.

I AM still rewatching SG-1, but I paused for a bit right before "Paradise Lost," because life happened, and then after because LIFE. I was watching on my way to and from working out, but it's way too pretty outside and I keep getting distracted by the moon and the trees and the birds and the way the sky just keeps getting lighter each day. Also maybe partly because of the Fringe thing.

LIFE things include angsting over getting my hair cut (to the point where I'm working myself into a neurosis of some kind), more birthdays than I can even think about, and an upcoming wedding for one of my good high school friends. Good stuff, but busy stuff!

Date: 2012-05-11 06:49 pm (UTC)
ziparumpazoo: Tree covered in pink frost (Default)
From: [personal profile] ziparumpazoo
Also maybe partly because of the Fringe thing.

Fringe is very distracting.

I'm waiting until I've seen tonight's episode to have any serious thoughts about this season... I just feel like I've been holding my breath this whole time because they're leading up to *something* with all those parallels, but I have no idea what.

Date: 2012-05-11 07:35 pm (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Yes. Waiting waiting waiting for the end of the season to see if it works. *sighs and hopes she remembered to set the recording*

Date: 2012-05-11 07:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annerbhp.livejournal.com
I was kind of surprised how well Fringe stood up to a rewatch. Like...the people writing it might have had some concept from the get-go, or at least care enough to keep track of what they've done and tie it into the future. Either way, yes, I agree. Oddly even more awesome the second time through. (Plus, something to do with the benefit of watching straight through rather than doling out like breadcrumbs with threat of cancellation on top. Lol.


Date: 2012-05-11 08:35 pm (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
It's not nearly as disjointed as I thought first season was--there's no magical transition line from "weird events" to "alternate universe." It seems more natural. Although I am cracking up at the alternate FBI office for some reason.

I also need to learn that I like shows better when I can watch straight through in chunks.

Date: 2012-05-11 11:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phdelicious.livejournal.com
I've seen a lot of people talk about how they're ambivalent or downright not fond of this season of Fringe but I've found it very interesting. I can't help but wonder if that isn't in part because I powered through the first 3 seasons in order to catch up with this one in case it happened to be the last.

As of now, S3 is my favorite because I felt like the handled all the threads and the relationship building really well. We'll see how I feel about this season after tonight's episode, which I might not get to watch live. Boo! :(

I really enjoyed my first viewing of Avengers and I really want to go back for another because I'm reading fic and nobody's quite gotten it right for me yet. Sigh.

Date: 2012-05-14 01:07 am (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Heh. Yeah, I think maybe part of my problems with this most recent season is not watching as part of a whole... thing. Plus, I find it really weird to not be watching the same characters. Sort of.

Date: 2012-05-14 01:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phdelicious.livejournal.com
Yes, a lot of the complaints I've seen do also seem to stem from the fact that we kept expecting these characters to be their S2/3 versions.

Date: 2012-05-12 12:57 am (UTC)
ext_1358: (hammer time)
From: [identity profile] grav-ity.livejournal.com

I wrote fic and everything.

Date: 2012-05-14 01:07 am (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
I was quite embarrassed about my sparkly heart level myself. *g*

Date: 2012-05-14 05:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anna-sg1.livejournal.com

Date: 2012-05-17 03:29 am (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Hee! Yes, I think glitter is a distinct possibility!

Date: 2012-05-14 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] besyd.livejournal.com
Oh yes, a thousand sparkly hearts! Please, please invite me to any discussion of same. I'm not on here near enough these days, but I will come for the really good stuff. :^D

Date: 2012-05-17 03:30 am (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (tony_pepper_tie)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
If I EVER HAVE TIME TO MYSELF AGAIN? I promise to invite you. Also: your icon is making me lose time tonight for some reason. Hmm...

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