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Elementary: I was curious on what Johnny Lee Miller's take on Sherlock would be like and I ended up being more intrigued by Lucy Liu's Watson instead. You can't help but compare Sherlock to the many, many Sherlocks before him, notably Benedict Cumberbatch's ( but of course! ), but Lucy Liu's female version of Watson is the first in a long line of illustrious John Watsons. I thought the pilot was rather boring and Sherlock's OTT manic is a bit too much for me but I'll give it another chance, just to see what Lucy Liu would/could do with her character.

Revolution: It's Kripke's so I just *had* to watch it. It was alright I guess. I'm not bouncing with excitement or anything but I like it well enough to continue watching. Miles, not Charlie, is very much Dean to me and it's good to see names associated with SPN from its good old days. As for the story itself, until we're told why the power went out in the first place, I still find it hard to believe that after 15 years, not 15 days or 15 weeks or 15 months but fifteen years, they still couldn't find a solution to their problem. Source of energy? They have the sun for goodness sake, and water in abundance, and most important of all, the people themselves. It's not that they have to start inventing new stuff to get the power back, right? Yup, they should really start telling us why the blackout happened and why they couldn't get the power back up.

Looper the movie: I went to see this mostly to watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt play the young Bruce Willis and kudos to him, he was good. He got all of Bruce Willis mannerisms and quirks and face expressions down pat! The most exciting part for me was when the young Rainmaker had his terrible telekinetic thing going on and I finally realized why Emily Blunt hid inside the safe earlier on. I was wondering about that, thinking that she did it out of sheer frustrations with her kid!

I'm now contemplating watching Arrow and The New Normal. Anyone here watching/planning to watch those two shows?

Date: 2012-10-11 12:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cairistiona7.livejournal.com
I've seen the Elementary pilot... I think I liked it, but at least on my TV, the dialogue was often spoken so softly I had a hard time making it out. If that keeps up, I doubt I'll keep watching. Too tedious!

Revolution I intend to watch either online or via DVD at the end of the season. We watched the pilot ep, which had enough aviation/science holes in it that my career aviation science geek hubby rolled his eyes in disgust, but it wasn't bad despite that. But Hawaii 5-O and Castle are opposite it and I can't record 3 shows at once. :(

I also watched "Arrow" last night. I was really looking forward to it and hoping it wouldn't, well, suck, and it didn't. A little cheesy, but there were enough solid emotional moments to make me think it might with time settle in and be really good. I'll definitely keep watching, because I'm a huge sucker for a redemption arc and that's what this one is all about.

Date: 2012-10-12 02:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] layne67.livejournal.com
It's not just your TV, they were whispering lol.

I supposed they'd have a "logical" explaination on why the power is not back up yet but until we know what that is, we'll just continue to be frustrated by it!

I'm downloading Arrow now!

Date: 2012-10-11 12:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dev-earl.livejournal.com
After 4 episodes, I'm still VERY much annoyed by Charlie. So I'm guessing I'll be dropping the show. :/

Date: 2012-10-12 02:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] layne67.livejournal.com
Yeah, she *is* annoying, isn't she? But maybe that's just her being a typical teen, you know, hormones and all. Her brother is just as annoying too.

But I want to know what happened between Monroe and Miles, and I want to know why the blackout happened, and even more so, why they couldn't get it up and running again, so I'll have to watch until I find out why. Hopefully they'll tell us that soon!

Date: 2012-10-13 08:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dev-earl.livejournal.com
She must be, like, 23, no? I don't think she fits into the category anymore. :/

I want to know as well, but this is Kripke, so I don't think he'll be revealing anything big so soon.

Date: 2012-10-11 02:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] suzy-74.livejournal.com
Have not seen anything of this. Not sure I will either.

Date: 2012-10-12 02:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] layne67.livejournal.com
I really shouldn't be watching any new shows either, no time! As it is, I have 4 episodes of S3 Downton Abbey downloaded which I haven't watched yet, and I promised my son to watch the new season of Walking Dead, he's such a fan! And nightime after 10 is the only time I have to watch TV, so yeah, really not enough time *sighs*

Date: 2012-10-11 03:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] angels3.livejournal.com
I've watched two episodes of Elementary and it's okay, I'm not sure it's one I'll continue watching yet or not.

I love Revolution!!! Charlie is very much her own character which is good and she's growing on me especially after the last episode. But Miles is the one I watch it for, his character is intriguing to me and he's bad ass not to mention damn fine looking.

I've got to catch Arrow online because I'm at work when that's on.

Date: 2012-10-12 02:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] layne67.livejournal.com
I'll decide whether or not to continue watching Elementary after the second episode. It depends whether their second case is more exciting than the first one or not!

MIles and Munroe are the main reasons I watch the show now!

Date: 2012-10-12 02:28 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] angels3.livejournal.com
Munroe sounds like a seriously jilted lover with the way he misses Miles.

Date: 2012-10-12 02:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] layne67.livejournal.com
I initially thought they were the two siblings ie the SamandDean of the show!
Edited Date: 2012-10-12 02:42 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-10-11 04:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mews1945.livejournal.com
I thought Elementary was okay, mostly because I really like Lucy Liu. JLM has a way to go to win me over with his portrayal of Sherlock, though I'm glad he's going in a different direction from Benedict. I'd rather see someone try something a bit different with a well known character. The writing isn't as strong as the acting, but perhaps they'll get better as it goes along. A lot of shows need some time to find their stride, so I'm willing to stick with it for a while.

Arrow was really good. He's not Batman, that's for sure. He doesn't just beat up the bad guys. He wipes them out. And the action scenes were beautifully done. He's almost superhuman in the way he moves. I liked the first episode a lot.

The New Normal is a bit disappointing to me. I really want to like this show, and I do like all the female characters very much. Ellen Barkin is playing a very unsympathetic bigot, but she's already showing more facets to the character. The mother and daughter are adorable. They're all originals, I think. Unfortunately, though they're both sweet guys, the gay couple are stereotypes. Neither of them is presented as an actual human being. It isn't them, it's the writing. I'm hoping they'll also find the humanity in these two guys and make them more interesting. So I'm going to stay with that one too, in hopes it'll fulfill its promise.

Date: 2012-10-12 02:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] layne67.livejournal.com
I'm taking in Elementary as an AU version of Sherlock, much like the way I read AU fanfics, which can be very enjoyable when done well!

I just saw the first few minutes of Arrow which I just completed downloading just now. It looked promising. I'm hoping to get my husband interested in it as well. I managed to get him interested in Touch, Persons`Of Interest and Alcatraz. Unfortunately he fell out of love with Touch after the first few episodes ( he said it was too slow for his liking ) and we both lose interest in the other 2 shows, so I'm in need of a new show that we can watch together!

I've seen a bit of New Normal and I know what you mean by the gay couple being stereotyped. But I read somewhere that Matt Bomer is heading for that show ( in what context I've no idea since I didn't read further ) and I'm intrigued!

Date: 2012-10-12 02:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chloe-amethyst.livejournal.com
Saw "Arrow" and the first half was better than the second. I'll give it another shot.

Saw the 2nd episode of "The New Normal." It was okay, not hilarious. Ellen Barkin has had so much botox that her forehead and eyebrows are frozen, which looks really weird when she's acting.

Cheers!

Date: 2012-10-12 02:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] layne67.livejournal.com
I couldn't find the earlier episodes, only managed to get the 6th episode. Haven't seen it yet.

I've seen so many people being excited over Arrow before the pilot was aired which is the reason I want to watch it!

Date: 2012-10-12 02:28 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] angels3.livejournal.com
Oh and Arrow was fantstic!!! I loved it!!!

Date: 2012-10-12 02:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] layne67.livejournal.com
I hope I'll be able to watch it tonight!

Date: 2012-10-12 05:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-o-r-h-a-e-l.livejournal.com
I'm downloading Arrow right now. I'm also thinking to try Chicago Fire. :)

Date: 2012-10-12 07:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] layne67.livejournal.com
Heheh, does Chicago Fire make you think of Dean as a fireman? :))

Date: 2012-10-12 07:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-o-r-h-a-e-l.livejournal.com
Maybe not Dean, but Jensen. And Jared. J2 everywhere! \o/

Date: 2012-10-12 10:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weird-fin.livejournal.com
I heard raving good about the pilot so I'm kind of surprised everyone under this post is giving it a lukewarm review! Haha.

I haven't seen it, will only see it if it comes here I guess.

I am intrigued about Revolution I hadn't heard anything about it and then all of a sudden people were popping up saying it was sci-fi-y and kinda alright.

I think the director or writer would have made specifics about the shared character and what movements and traits he had, so both Levitt and Willis would have had to act the same part. But yes Kudos to them all!

I want to see Arrow and will probably try New Normal because its by Glee creators and also has one of the actresses from it. It seems to be a bit of the same subversive humour/stereotypes.

Date: 2012-10-13 02:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] layne67.livejournal.com
You mean the pilot for Elementary? I probably would have liked it better if I'm not such a huge fan of the BBC!Sherlock. As it is, I think a lot of the dislike mostly come from it being considered an almost copycat of the BBC one. On its own, it's not bad!

Saw Arrow last night and I think it's awesome, better then Revolution and Elementary put together :)

Date: 2012-10-13 07:57 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] munibunny.livejournal.com
Yeah, i still watch Revolution, but it's because of Miles, not Charlie. The hubby and I were kind of musing about alternate fuel sources, like hydro electric and wind power (all things that are currently in use). I hope the reason Kripke, et. al, come up with is good enough to explain why planes suddenly fell out of the sky and cars stopped running in the middle of the road. Maybe it's something Dark Angel-like (remember the "pulse"?).

Felt the same about Elementary. I have ep 2 on my DVR to watch later tonight. We'll see, I guess.

The Last Resort is pretty good. There are some huh? things about it, but I like Andre Braugher so it's been worth it to watch so far. Still gotta see Chicago Fire, Arrow and Beauty and the Beast.

Revenge is still the show I wait for every week. So good!

Date: 2012-10-15 01:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] layne67.livejournal.com
Miles reminds me a lot of Dean.

I initially thought it was something alien-related but apparently not! We'll just have to wait and see. In the meantime, I hope Charlie and Danny don't annoy me too much lol.

I just saw Elementary ep 2 yesterday and I think I'm dropping it. That episode was boring.

Arrow is AWESOME. Beauty and the Beast is not bad either and I want to watch more of it. Kristin Kreuk hasn't aged a day since her Lana Lang days.

I LOVE Revenge!! Nolan looks good with his new haircut, doesn't he? And I thought for a moment that Victoria and Emily were going to make amends or something. I think together, they'd be a formidable team. But of course, I don't think Emily could ever forgive her for what she did to David Clarke.

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