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TV Watching: Hercules The Legendary… Oops, on the wrong blog

Haha, typical I decide to start blogging again and then post on the wrong freaking site. Typical!

Well, here’s what I’ve been watching: Hercules The Legendary Journeys.

TV Watching: NCIS Season 4

Ahhh, season 4, the year where Gibbs came back, Tony fell in love, Jenny got obsessive, Tim became an author and Palmer boinked Michelle pretty much everwhere. Oh, and Gibbs started dating an ex Borg Queen. And sadly the year that Cassidy sacrificed herself.

My favourite year of the show by far. And I am loving rewatching all of the Tony stuff to see if it’s all given away earlier because, first time through, I had no idea his girlie and his undercover work were connected. It is heartbreaking for me though because I love Tony/Jeanne and even now just do not see him with anyone else at all.

I also love how they brought Michelle in and keep her reappearing all the time and then bam, is it next season where she’s the spy? Totally out of the blue.

What I didn’t like was how season 4 ended and 5 began. I felt like it kind of washed over the Frog/Jeanne stuff. I mean, I know that Tony still has a few thoughts about her in 5 and Jeanne does reappear at some point, but after all the set up and how much we saw Tony falling in love, it was all ripped away in a moment as it was revealed he had been undercover, but had broken the first rule and fallen for her and there was no thorough seeing of the fall out.

It’ll always be my favourite season. I just wish for Tony and Jeanne to live happily ever after!

TV Watching: Dallas Season 10 (and the dream season)

Season 10 of original Dallas cannot be discussed without mentioning the dream year in it.

I prefer season 9. The only thing I really enjoyed in season 10 was Sue Ellen and the Valentine Girls, but that went downhill after Mandy left. I kind of like the idea that Sue Ellen and JR are trying to actually make a go of things, but, really, how long will that last?

The rest is quite boring. Jamie’s will, Cliff getting 5% of Ewing Oil (although at least that has potential), Cliff becoming a giant twat to Jamie and Pamela and JR getting in with terrorists. Meanwhile Bobby came back more boring than ever, Jenna stuck around and got her claws into Ray just so she had a reason to stay and Donna fucked off.

I know season 9 was all in Pam’s head, but that doesn’t make certain character developments and chemistry pointless. He might have been DreamCliff, but he seemed in character to me. He and Jamie made sense – they both loved Chinese food, come on! Although she took a down turn before vanishing and falling off a cliff.

Ray and Donna were fantastic in the dream, but having them almost break up in it and then solve their problems, it was just plain annoying for them to break up in reality. Was it only done so Miss Wade could stick around? Honestly? Because in the dream she and Jack Ewing were really good together. Why couldn’t he have done Ray’s role with ex-wifey April on the side actually causing problems rather than Donna who ran away alone with Ray’s baby?

I’m going to miss Jack and Jamie. I’m going to miss Ray/Donna and I hope Jenna wades off sometime soon.

Oh, Dallas, you should have stayed in the dream!

TV Watching: JAG Season 1

Okay I am quite a few years, decades, late for this one but I have finally found season one on a TV channel. I’ve currently only seen seasons 4 onwards and only saw seasons 5 to 7 at the original UK airing so I’ve been eagerly awaiting season 1 (perhaps more eager for season 2).

Oh my goodness, the pilot episode was full of cheese. From Rabb’s floppy 90s hair which I’m not sure is regulation to his and Kate’s complete over the top flirting. In fact the entire double pilot episode was pretty demeaning of women, which, given that’s the point of the murder, is quite odd! It took at least 15 minutes of set up for the murder before we even met a JAG which I found odd but it did make the case more interesting.

I’m not sure we needed to see the murder victim wearing a top with nipples on show or the constant innuendo between Rabb and Kate. The physical touching in public, on board a Navy ship is not what I’d expect in reality or from the show I’ve watched. And that continued into episode 3.

There seems to be no explanation as to where Kate has gone, we still don’t get to see JAG properly, the cases being worked seem odd compared to later in the show, everyone is smoking cigars and Rabb has manhandled Kate and Meg in front of others on Navy ships/submarines. Even half way into the season things still feel really different to the show’s season 4 and on.

Meg has certainly grown on me, but I feel like she started to be sidelined once Krennick joined the show. By episode 17, Chegwidden’s a constant entity as is a form of JAG HQ but we still haven’t seen a courtroom. I think the blatant sexual bias and cigar use has finally dropped and I’m starting to feel the JAG vibe, but I strongly dislike Krennick.

It certainly is not the show I know. But aren’t season 1s about feet finding? Especially with older shows? The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Stargate SG-1 all for definate had dodgy season 1s. I think it happens less now. Maybe TV writers plan a whole lot more before the show starts.

I’m quite enjoying the cheese!

Now for season 2.

TV Watching: Dark Matter

I’m only a few episodes in and I’m really not sure. For one, I can’t remember who is who, which when they’re numbers, it’s a bit sad. I keep gettibg vibes of otger shows. The darkness of the ship is reminiscent of Stargate Universe, Robot Lady reminds me of someone. I get a Firefly feeling and episode one reminded me of a Stargate episode that I swear had a character called Corso in it (I must check if it was done by Mallozzi and Mullie).

I keep waiting for Roger Cross’ character to die for some reason although maybe this show has more hope for him than the disappointing season 4 of continuum. I may be foggy on the ins and outs of amnesia, but they all seem really oddly self aware with strong personality traits which I find odd given their amnesia. The girl who’s put herself in charge reminds me of the doctor in Falling Skies. The guy who’s naming his guns despite not knowing himself reminds me of Deacon from Nashville.

I don’t like the graphics and I’m not sure I like any characters yet, but I’ll keep going with it as it’s all we have to watch other than Banshee.

Stuck – Poem

Metal bars confine, stapled to enamel with a productive goal
To fix, to beautify… to stifle
Like a hot, April day, no wind, no breeze
Just the sun pounding off the concrete jungle.
In the future perhaps it will all be fixed, it will all be pretty once more
That is not the present, the pain, the silence
A jaw stapled shut, metal flooding the throat. Gasping for water. Gasping for air.
Gasping for life.
Trapped in that metal cage, the concrete walls lonely yet never alone.
Footsteps alone.
Biscuit, biscuit, cake, biscuit.
Footsteps again, stamp it away.
Stamp away the blue, the drowning in nothing and everything at the same time.
Music pouring in the ears, momentary amnesia – I am not responsible. I am not trapped. I am not yours.
Alone. Surrounded. Screaming. Silence.
I’m lost in this concrete metal.
Lost in the crowd of my creation.

21st April 2015.

A New Blog for me

Since I stopped being on that TTC journey that this blog was all about, I have always kept my parenting journey on a separate blog, however I have recently felt the need to stop writing on the blog I created. It had become too personal and public, but I have started a new one. This one is more about the kiddies.

If you want to read it or follow their aventures, have a look at The Adventures of Bubbles and NutJob.

Enjoy!