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ArachnoFaebia

This was a good episode but not great. There was a lot I liked:

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But there was also some stuff that didn’t work for me.

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Food For Thought

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Geography: I didn’t make a post on Saturday but I did do the maps and for the first time I got 100% on all of them. I’ve done the maps every day since and every time I’ve finished them all. Well except the World one – I still always miss some. But basically I have the names (and locations) of every country down and it happened far quicker than I thought it would to be honest. I'm very pleased.



I find this clip from the movie The Cement Garden very interesting and actually kind of hypnotic. I think it’s the actress and her voice. I’ve watched it over several times now.

Anyway what she says in the clip is so true: “Girls can wear jeans and cut their hair short, wear shirts and boots. ‘Cause it’s ok to be a boy. But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading. Cause you think that being a girl is degrading.” I've never thought of it exactly like that but that's kind of true, isn't it? You see this in the dismissal of ‘girly’ things as somehow less (dolls, makeup, pink), in the phrase ‘you run like a girl’, in the way that a man doing anything stereotyped as female/feminine gets derision [stay at home dad, being a nurse, getting mani/pedis, sometimes being too ‘emotional’ ie: crying (because male emotion is anger which is okay (as long as it’s a man doing it, if a woman is she’s too emotional/a bitch)], listening, caring about clothes...) I just loved this quote and it stating it right out.



The Big Bang Theory 4x04 ‘The Hot Troll Deviation’

This was excellent. It’s joined the list of my favourite TBBT episodes. short )



Lost Girl 1x05 ‘Dead Lucky’

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Faetal Attraction

This episode is a little schizophrenic for me because on one hand I loved parts of it so much but on the other hand I hated parts of it just as much. So I don’t know quite how to classify it. Hmm. This episode is one I will probably re-watch but it’ll be a selective re-watch concentrating on all the Bo/Kenzi scenes because they were amazing this episode. The writer of the episode is Jeremy Boxen – I’m not sure if I should anticipate or dread further episode from him.

Loved

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Neutral

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Hated

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Oh Kappa, My Kappa

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Where There’s a Will, There’s a Fae

This episode left me with a lot of questions. I think I’ve isolated what is going to be my biggest issue with this show – characters acting and behaving in strange ways and the weird plot holes. I spent a fair amount of time going ‘uh, why?’

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So I will be watching this series. There are issues – the acting is mostly so-so with occasional forays into yikes and okay, the fighting is eh, there are a lot of plot-holes and moments that cause me to shake my head, the logic is sometimes not there, character reactions can be shaky – and while that might be enough to turn me off other shows not so much with this one. That is because this show is like catnip for me. It’s like it was made to order. Things I love:

- It’s an urban fantasy series. I love urban fantasy!

- Female lead. Increasingly I’ve been finding myself far more drawn to female leads.

- Female second/sidekick! How often do you find a show with a two female leads? Not very often! Two guys, sure, they’re all over the place. But two women is much rarer and I love it.

- Bisexual female lead, YES! This makes me so happy. And, while it can change, so far the show has done well in showing her as bisexual and not straight-but-will-flirt/make-out-with-girls-to-titillate.

- New supernatural creature. I love that Bo is a succubus which is not something you see often (I can only think of Roxie in The Middleman, oh and the one in The Hollows series). It also appears we’ll be getting many different species which is nice.

- There is some racial diversity. Okay, it’s not the best. But it is better than I originally thought it would be so I’m giving it a plus.

- Made in Canada and set in Canada. It doesn’t really have anything to do with anything but it pleases me.

- Bechdel passing like whoa. We have our main lead, her sidekick and two further female reoccurring/cast. In the first episode alone Bo/Kenzi had several (4!) Bechdel passing conversations while Bo/Lauren and Bo/The Morrigan had a Bechdel pass as well. That's great.

1x01 ‘It’s a Fae, Fae, Fae, Fae World’

This was a fairly good episode. There was some fail – world building is shaky as is the acting and writing in parts – but overall I liked it.

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