Observations

  • Aug. 17th, 2010 at 1:22 PM
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Tuesdays feel so empty now that there's no new Pretty Little Liars to look forward to until, what, January maybe? I'm almost tempted to read the book series that it's based on, just to find out what happens next, but I think that would probably be a bad idea. Better plan: buy an external hard drive and start making my silly little vid for the show.

This would be a good time to catch up on TV that I'm behind on. My choices are: the second half of the most recent season of Damages, the second season of Sons of Anarchy, the third (and fourth?) season of Skins, and the third and fourth seasons of Friday Night Lights. My decision would be much easier if any of the above featured killer robots....

I can't decide if I like the new season of Jersey Shore. To be honest, the first season started losing me after the initial four episodes, but then the finale pulled me back in. I do still like the overall look of the show and the ridiculous opening credits.

I haven't come close to watching all the new vids from VividCon yet, but I have seen tons of excellent ones. Today's rec: [personal profile] luminosity 's gorgeous, haunting Last Year at Marienbad vid Caged Bird.

Picture of the day

  • Feb. 25th, 2010 at 3:38 PM
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Terry Richardson and the Jersey Shore guys

I doubt I'll watch the second season; a big part of the charm of the first season was that they were media non-entities while it was being filmed, and relatively guileless, or at least unselfconscious. Next time around, they'll inevitably be playing to or against their various personae, as established through the editing, the publicity, the reactions, etc. The same thing happened with The Hills -- in later seasons, the cast comes across, however subtly, as increasingly self-aware and almost mannered. As fond as I am of Kristin Cavallari from her Laguna Beach days, she was unapologetic about coming onto The Hills to play the bad girl/vixen role.

...Someday I'll get back in sync with media fandom, really, and post about wrestling soap operas reality tv a sci fi show or whatever everybody else is squeeing about.

Happy New Year!

  • Jan. 1st, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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 I've been laid up in bed with a nasty cold for a couple of days, so I rang in the new year by marathoning the first few episodes of MTV's new reality show, Jersey Shore.

Poll #1999 The Jersey Shore poll
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 6


Are you watching?

View Answers

Yes, and I'm horrified
0 (0.0%)

Yes, and I'm proud to see my people represent
0 (0.0%)

Actually I'm J-WOWW
0 (0.0%)

Not yet, but I've been meaning to check it out
0 (0.0%)

No, and I'm already sick of hearing about it
2 (33.3%)

Dude, your taste is appalling and I fear for your brain cells
2 (33.3%)

No, seriously, if you start posting about this show I'll defriend you
0 (0.0%)

Is this one of those bizarre American things?
1 (16.7%)

Just don't start referring to yourself as 'The Predicament', okay?
2 (33.3%)

Let's go dancing at Karma this weekend!
0 (0.0%)

So what are the chances that people will start writing Jersey Shore RPF? Anyone?