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14th-Mar-2010 07:57 pm
Chuck (Chuck Angst)
I've finally caught up with White Collar and Chuck and I have things to say.


White Collar

First --- how damn pleased was I to see Diana back? PRETTY DAMN PLEASED. I did this --- \o/!

Last --- that ending scene was amazing. I was choked up. I seal-clapped. My eyes turned into giant hearts. Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay are kind of a big deal. I basically love the writers for letting us have this. Clearly, clearly we are meant to believe in Peter and Neal's love and I do.

I wish I was more into threesomes than I am, because I also love El and I never want to think of a world in which she's written out --- so I guess I'll have to believe in a platonic Peter/Neal love, which is hard when they have so much physical chemistry. But as I said, I am not into threesomes, can't wrap my head around them. Sigh.

I don't for a second think that Kate's dead. I'll confess that this particular mystery is beginning to wear thin for me. We don't have enough information to judge for ourselves whether she can be trusted, and I want to know.

I am really looking forward to next season.





Chuck

I wasn't sad to see Kristen Kreuk go, because she's cute and all, but there wasn't enough character development for her to mean much to me. However, Brandon Routh can stay, because I'm surprised by how much I like him and his character, considering he's kind of been crowbarred in there. I feel like his role is in some way to replace Bryce, and, much as I love that Matt Bomer is doing so awesomely in the aforementioned White Collar, I sort of adored Bryce.

I appreciated the little nod to the Chuck/Casey fans a couple of episodes ago. That's something that's been missing for a while, and it was nice to see them in that light again. I'd forgotten how much chemistry they have. I am well over Chuck/Sarah by now, though. It isn't them, I like them, I am just so sick of the show concentrating on them so much. It's always been its biggest weakness, and considering the amazingness they could do with Chuck being able to flash, I'm confused as to why the writers still use it as a driving force for episodes. I watched episode 1.07 earlier today and it was refreshing to have an episode that wasn't all about Chuck and Sarah's tragic never-can-be love (and instead have one about Chuck and Bryce's. Heh.)

But mostly I want to talk about 3.09 and how very, very much I am in love with Morgan. Because, seriously? I am SO IN LOVE with Morgan Grimes. He's --- Oh! I want one of my very own. I actually had tears in my eyes because of his excellence. I've felt for a long time (like, a season and a half) that we haven't had enough Chuck-Morgan interaction, and this episode made up for it. He had the very best reaction to finding out about Chuck's spyness. There is a reason he's Chuck's best friend. He's awesomer than Awesome. (How much do I love Ryan McPartlin for the depths he shows as Awesome, though? A lot.)

All in all, I am enjoying the show, but I constantly have a nagging feeling that it can be better.

Comments 
14th-Mar-2010 10:34 am (UTC)
You know it doesn't have to be a threesome and still be okay, right? It could be a polyamorous V with Peter as the point. Negotiated rules and boundaries and stuff and Neal and Elizabeth bonding over how much they love Peter. There's always another way. :D
14th-Mar-2010 10:41 am (UTC)
See, I can't do that either. I am all for other people's joy with polyamory, but I have issues. I'm prudish enough with pairings, let alone more than that, and even though I know it would all be consensual and above-board and the best solution --- it doesn't work for me. /o\

So, I can do platonic, it's usually my default setting, and I do love them all so much that I'll be happy with that. But a small, teeny-tiny part of me is a little bit sad, because in every other way than there being a wonderful wife in El, Peter/Neal are my ideal pairing.
14th-Mar-2010 10:53 am (UTC)
Ah, I see.

But it is okay! You have Tim and Tony and their EPIC EPIC LOVE to sustain you through this troubled time. Theirs is a MANMANCE. :D
14th-Mar-2010 10:59 am (UTC)
Yes! Theirs is a love that echoes throughout the ages.

(I also have the half a dozen other pairings I enjoy.)
14th-Mar-2010 11:39 am (UTC)
I was really pleased to see Diana again as well. I think her character was handled really well, and was very upset to see her go after the pilot.

The final scene was so slashy and beautiful. Did you see that Neal cried? Because he did! He cried! And there's just no way Kate is dead. I don't trust her. Fandom dislikes her a lot already, and no one trusts her so far.

Sorry you can't enjoy the OT3. I ship it hard, because El is great, as you said, and I can't get over the love they all have for each other. Peter/Neal and Peter/El is pretty obvious, but Neal/El is pretty likely as well, I think. And Peter would never cheat on El, so OT3 is my only option here.
14th-Mar-2010 11:46 am (UTC)
I looove Diana and want her back permanently. I also love Dub Dub (though not enough to know her as anything but Dub Dub - oh, The Middleman, axed way too soon.)

Is this where I admit that I think it may not be a tear so much as a melted snowflake/raindrop? There's something falling from the sky. Um. :D Then again, his voice cracks like he's crying. And he's obviously cut up. Neal ♥

I do enjoy the OT3 in a platonic way, so I am good!

Edited at 2010-03-14 11:51 am (UTC)
14th-Mar-2010 12:19 pm (UTC)
I rewatched in the name of SCIENCE and I take it back, Neal's crying. Oh, wow. :D Even better.
14th-Mar-2010 03:45 pm (UTC)
I loved seeing Diana again. There is more chemistry between her and Neal then there is between Neal and Lauren. Since Diana has no interest in Neal :), I was hoping for a strong friendship during the first season.

Frankly the only person that trusts Kate is Neal. I don't think she is dead, and I think that she was trying to kill Neal.
15th-Mar-2010 08:20 am (UTC)
I don't think Lauren (oh, is that her name?) has been given enough screen time.

See, I constantly find myself thinking "Neal has to trust Kate for a reason. He's not dense."
15th-Mar-2010 10:25 pm (UTC)
oh! my god, wasn't the WC finale just amazing?? I also didn't see that Neal was actually crying--I thought he was just cold, or emotional, so therefore the pink-rimmed eyes at the end--but some screencaps made it SO obvious that omg, tears were totally coming down...oh, Neal.

I also feel like the OT3 situation is a tricky and baffling one! I'm not an OT3er normally (though I'll read it in WC) and the idea of El just being okay with everything feels just a little left of center (though I've written things that way) so as a result, I lean strongly toward Peter/Neal in a physically unrequited situation, with El recognizing the obvious and being on Peter's side (always!), and it's--well, it works, although I do always feel there's that edge of longing there.
16th-Mar-2010 08:57 am (UTC)
The WC finale was brilliant.

And yes, oh, Neal.

I love strong friendships, so I think that's how I'll view Peter and Neal, but, oh man, the hotness.
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