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Chuck Versus the Goodybye

I didn't enjoy this episode as much as the previous two but it was an enjoyable episode. It just didn't work completely for me as a finale.

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Chuck vs Sarah

Another really good episode!

Loved

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Other

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Chuck Versus the Bullet Train

Wow - I loved this episode! I'm a little shocked. Maybe it's simply in comparison to the two episodes I just watched that left me disappointed overall but this was a really good episode. In fact this is probably my favourite episode of the season. There was very little I didn't like about it. I'm actually excited about the final episodes now!

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5X09 'Chuck Versus the Kept Man'

This was a very meh episode for me. I actually liked the Buy More part more than the A-plot.

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5X10 'Chuck Versus the Bo'

I enjoyed this episode more than the last one but that's not really saying much. Overall I'm just not enjoying this season as much as previous ones and that's really disappointing.

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Chuck Versus the Baby

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Chuck Versus the Santa Suit

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I've finally gotten around to starting the final season of Chuck over the last couple days. Perhaps because I haven't watched an episode in such a long time but overall I've been strangely unmoved and even a little meh. That said I do find myself enjoying the episodes more as the season progresses.

5x01

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5x02

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5x03

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5x04

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5x05

this was my favourite episode thus far )

5x06

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Bones 6x23 ‘The Change in the Game


disappointment and frustration )

Chuck 4x24 ‘Chuck vs The Cliffhanger’


much happier )
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There is a post here at io9 by Charlie Jane Anders about a genre mashup she'd like to see which she calls 'the Evil Overlord Romance'.

It’s kind of tongue in cheek and I actually can’t tell just how serious she’s being but at the end she says: "Admit it: You want to read a whole Evil Overlord Romance novel now. And my answer is pretty much: hell, yes. I’ve never thought of it as ‘evil overlord romance’ but that is a trope I love. I would be ecstatic if it actually became the new big thing in books. I would read all those books. I would love for this to become a real genre option.

A lot of my fannish pairings would fit under this genre and even more if you look at them in a slightly AU way. This includes Sarah/Jareth (who were pictured in the article), Clark/Lex, Xavier/Magneto, Ares/Xena (or ubber Xena/Gabrielle), Doctor/Master, Carolyn/Riddick, Ba’al/anyone, Elena with pre-show Damon or with Katherine/Elijah/Klaus, BOSS’s Eriko/Nodate seemed set to fit this genre at the end of season one... I would be all over a story where say Lucy Diamond actually did live up to her press and seeing how her relationship with Amy progresses with that true.

“Unless you're going to make Wendy herself into the superhero/world-saver who accidentally falls in love with her arch-nemesis, in which case go for it. But having some other hero besides Wendy just takes away from the all-important focus on Wendy as our protagonist and the light to the Overlord's darkness.” This was a quote from the article that I particularly loved. Why does there have to be a third person, another male character to be the ‘hero’ and oppose the overlord? Why the hell can’t the heroine be that too? Heroes falling in love with their arch-nemesis, especially if there is a more complicated past relationship happening between them, is something I eat up with a spoon. We need more female heroes who don’t have to share the spotlight with a male hero. Actually we need more female Overlords and awesome bad guys as well. And just once I would love nothing more if both main characters in a sci-fi/fantasy/action flick could both be female. I’m dreaming I know but it’s such a nice dream.



Chuck 4x23 ‘Chuck Versus the Last Details’


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NCIS 8x23 ‘Swan Song’


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Doctor Who 6x03 ‘The Curse of the Black Spot’


That was okay. I didn’t dislike it but I don’t think I'll have any urge to watch it again either.

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The Big Bang Theory 4x21 'The Agreement Dissection'


a good episode )

Chuck 4x22 ‘Chuck Versus Agent X’


This was an excellent episode. I really enjoyed it.

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Chuck Versus the Muuurder


some likes, lots of irritation )
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Koshonin Season 1

I finished the first season and enjoyed it overall. I really did not think I would finish it because that first episode was just so hard for me to get through. I kept procrastinating on watching episode two but a number of people loved the series so much that I didn’t want to just drop it. I decided to give it the second episode, and the conclusion of the episode 1 plot line, to see if I could keep watching. Luckily, I found that episode much easier to get through and subsequently the rest of the episodes as well. While I wouldn’t list it as a favourite series I did enjoy it enough that I’m going to watch the second season.

spoilers for season one )

Chuck 4x17 ‘Chuck Versus the First Bank of Evil’

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White Collar 2x15 'Power Play'

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Nikita 1x16 ‘Echoes’

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Chuck 4x16 ‘Chuck Versus the Masquerade’

The theme of this episode seemed to be about growing up and moving on from a comfortable life onto something new. It almost feels like the show is preparing itself for its series finale. I wonder if it’s been cancelled?

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I’m tentatively sold on the casting for the new Wonder Woman TV series but the more I hear about the show itself the less impressed I am. I am really hoping the dialogue about Diana’s action figure’s breasts is not actually in the episode or indicative of the dialogue but I fear it will be. Also crying in ice cream? Why did they put David E. Kelley in charge of this again?

In further bad news - apparently Lois Lane will not be in the new Superman movie and there will be a new female love interest? How can you have Superman without Lois Lane? You can’t!



I don’t generally care much about actors and I don’t like watching interviews because they often hit my embarrassment squick. However, I watched this Elizabeth Mitchell interview for TV Guide and I loved it. She’s adorable. I loved Juliet and I have to say I am now really loving Elizabeth Mitchell as well.



Robert Hewitt Wolfe the original producer of Andromeda apparently had the entire show, and the ending, plotted out in his mind. But he ended up being fired half way through season two because the company that owned the rights to the idea thought his version/plan for Andromeda was too complicated and dark. He writes here about his intended five year arc for the series. It’s really interesting and I wish we could have gotten that show instead.



Nikita 1x15 'Alexandra'

I really liked it. a couple thoughts )

The Big Bang Theory 4x16

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Chuck 4x14 'Chuck Versus the Seduction Impossible

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Chuck 4x15 'Chuck Versus the CAT Squad'

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Koshonin 1x01

• I found this first episode difficult to get through because of my embarrassment squick. spoilers )

White Collar 2x12 ‘What Happens In Burma’

two thoughts )

Chuck 4x13 ‘Chuck Versus the Push Mix’

two thoughts )

Bones 6x12 ‘The Sin in the Sisterhood’

meh )
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Chuck 4x09 ‘Chuck Verses Phase Three’

I really liked this episode overall.

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Hellcats 1x10 ‘Pledging My Love’

This episode left me feeling very annoyed and angry more than anything. I didn’t really enjoy it. There were some small things I liked but, yeah, mostly aggravated.

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Chuck Versus the Suitcase

This was a very adorable and fun episode. There were several times it hit my embarrassment squick – I couldn’t watch the fight between Sarah and Sophia after it went onto the runway, for example – but overall I found it amusing and cute.

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Castle 3x01 was fun. very short )

Chuck 4x01 was pretty fun but it did feel strangely off.

short, a couple thoughts )

True Blood 3x12 ‘Evil is Going On’

I was very blah about this episode.

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Haven 1x10 ‘The Hand You Were Dealt’

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Chuck Versus the Ring, Part 2

Overall this was an excellent episode and I can’t wait till next season.

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While a lot of this season has been middling the last couple of episodes were pretty wonderful which made me happy. That said there were a couple of overarching issues I had:

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Chuck Versus the Subway

I liked this episode and I loved the ending.

and yet this review has a lot of little nitpicks of things that annoyed me )

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