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02 March 2007 @ 06:19 pm
behind, behind  
I know I'm severly slacking on my episodic dilligence, as I've yet to get completely caught up with comments through this week's stuff at W-I.  However I plan to "leave no show behind", and will link a few things to recent posts here right now:

Lost: 3.09 - "Stranger in a Strange Land"

Battlestar Galactica: 3.16 - "Dirty Hands"

Heroes: 1.17 - "Company Man"

I have yet to speak on this week's Veronica and Lost, and still want to get in a (brief) write-up of my weekend at MegaCon 2007.  I will get to that as soon as I can, I promise. 

Now I need to get some food.

Kristen Bell is awesome.
Beth: Claire---who I amorangesky33 on March 3rd, 2007 03:59 am (UTC)
"Company Man" was great wasn't it?

I love the way both Bennet's sacrificed their identity in the end, and the "Clairebear" makes me misty even now.

I am just FASCINATED by what Mr. B is/was, and this from a girl that had never really warmed up to him a villian of a character before. I love when your view is changed by an episode of a show, so this episode was a massive treat. I'm anxious and very curious to see what happens with both characters next (though, I worry about what will happen with Zach and Claire's BFF-dom? Will they be able to reconnect for a second time? We've already lost Hiro's sidekick, I don't want to see Zach go, too. We need non-heros around, darn it. :()

Jeff: that is big - smgj_mac179 on March 3rd, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC)
From the beginning, I had always been interested in Mr. Bennet and his back story, because I was really looking for ways for the show to expand upon its overall potential.

I'm not kidding when I say the first handful of episodes of this show were so up and down for me, storytelling-wise, that I questioned how long I would want to stay interested (as I've said before, the pilot, "Genesis" was very disappointing). Thankfully, the positive trends in each ep started to outweigh the problems I still had, and the evolution of how the story is told may be what keeps the plot and its characters compelling - like everything about "Company Man". Seeing the intense focus remain on Claire and her father for the whole hour was important.

As far as Zach is concerned, I think the actor (Thomas Dekker) is done with the show - at least for the foreseeable future. He got another pilot job somewhere or a movie to film, I believe. I think he or his agent had issues with how the character was being developed and used, so he was written out. And now that Claire will have to be on the run or in hiding, her former life needs to be abandoned for a while.

I look forward to the day when Mr. Bennet eventually tracks Claire down while doing "his job", and the subsequent angst that will follow. She'll see her dad and remember her family she loves, while he'll only see her as a stranger. Talk about harsh.
~ CinJudes ~: vm - LoVe - 3.04 - kissage_cinjudes_ on March 5th, 2007 04:19 pm (UTC)
It's about time you frakkin' slacker.

Now I just have to catch up... hahahahaha - Like that's gonna happen!

I know you have been like crazy busy at work, and not in the mundane meaning of the phrase but instead in the postal worker insane kinda way. So I'll back off, but just had to poke at you a little. I actually already read all of your reviews this morning when I got in and am formulating my sad comments as we speak.

BTW - Have you put in at work yet for 5/2-5/9ish?
Jeff: stressed out - bonesj_mac179 on March 6th, 2007 12:27 am (UTC)
Yep - already put in for the entire leave period from April through September - and that week and a half in May was part of it.

Work is beyond insane at this point. I don't want to tarnish the quasi-escapist-haven of my LJ even a little bit by getting into details about it. I'll just say that I can almost somewhat sympathize with those that do eventually "go postal".

Still need to re-watch "Papa's Cabin" before saying anything on it, and of course last night's "Maelstrom". I'm still reeling a bit from the shock, but I've got a bit of a theory that may or may not hold water when all is said and done. But more on that when I actually get time to comment.