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unfeathered: (Jack pink shirt)
Friday, May 18th, 2012 10:27 pm
I think it really says something about how utterly crap this finale was that, upon rewatching, the thing that got me going the most was Jack saying, "I was in China for the Boxer Rebellion." My brain spent the next several minutes thinking about how one could hook him up with Spike, or Angel, or Drusilla, or Darla, or the Chinese Slayer, and how one could work that into a story as a flashback with him meeting one of them again in the present day etc. etc. - because it was far more interesting than the utterly ridiculous, overblown ending to what had started out as a fascinating idea.

Okay, Rhys and Andy in the Category One ward saying goodbye to Gwen's dad and the unnamed girl was moving too, but honestly, that was it.

And god the Blessing really did look gross.

Ah well. At least it didn't have a really, really stupid and groan-worthy ending.

Oh wait. It did.

I'm going to stick with TW S1 and 2 from now on, with the odd foray into CoE. I've just finished a rewatch of S1 and it was about a billion times better than this drivel!
unfeathered: (Spike hurt)
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 09:24 pm
I was looking forward to getting to In the Dark in my Angel S1 rewatch and it was just as much fun as I remembered. But the moment it started, I couldn't help thinking of the similiarites with KKBB. Mainly because they both start with James Marsters up on a roof giving us a nice little introduction to his character. And of course because he's basically playing the same part in both of them. Old shag (I would say love but that's not really true in either case) of the leading man - the dark, mysterious, older-than-he-looks leading man - with whom he has a love/hate relationship. Meeting the team and chatting up the girls (Cordy/Tosh/Gwen) and the girls falling for it, even if only briefly. And there's torture in ITD while in KKBB Jack's just got back from the year on the Valiant. Both episodes even end with another rooftop scene and a sunset! (Or is it sunrise in KKBB? I can't remember. Same coloured sky, anyway!)

I know it's nothing deep, but it amused me, and I can't help wondering how much of the mirroring in KKBB was deliberate!
unfeathered: (JB What About Us)
Thursday, August 18th, 2011 10:18 pm
Nope, sorry, you've lost me with this one.

Spoilers )

Ah well, at least next week's looks more interesting, even if I'm not convinced by Gwen turning on Jack one tiny bit. *g*
unfeathered: (Jack Gwen)
Friday, July 29th, 2011 09:06 pm
Okay, so now LJ is finally back, I actually feel like making a post!!! Yay me!


Spoilers for Episode 3, whatever it was called )
unfeathered: (Jack John together)
Sunday, December 13th, 2009 10:46 pm
1. Jack/Giles fic is off for betaing. I cannot describe how chuffed I am at finally having written something long enough to get beta'd again! I expect it'll still need a lot of work, but I'm up for the challenge! :-)

2. To finish off this fic, I seriously need to re-watch Children of Earth and to that end I've just finished my re-watch of TW S2. Which, I have to admit, was a lot better than I remembered. I went into most episodes feeling very ambivalent about them, but came out of the most of them having really enjoyed them.

Especially Exit Wounds, which is one of the few I *have* re-watched since its original airing, but I don't remember enjoying it so much. Cut for length )

Anyway. It was good, and I think I'm ready now to re-watch Children of Earth. Won't be tomorrow, because I've got rehearsal in the evening, but hopefully I'll get it in this week, and then still have time to rewatch DW S5 before Christmas. :-)

If anyone's interested, my original reaction post to Exit Wounds is here
unfeathered: (Jack S2 promo)
Sunday, August 30th, 2009 09:24 am
(Note: review contains spoilers for Children of Earth)

A very long time ago – on 31 July 2007 so just over two years ago – I took part in a 'pay it forward' meme and [livejournal.com profile] becky_h requested from me a review or commentary of End of Days. I never got round to it, mainly because when I finally was able to rewatch it, it was during a hurried rewatch of the whole of S1 before S2 aired and I didn't feel able to form any interesting thoughts about it.

However, I watched it again last night (as part of another rewatch of Jack's whole story which will hopefully lead to me actually being able to watch Children of Earth again by the time I get there) and found I did have a few thoughts, so here's my review, two years late but better late than never!

Review of End of Days )
unfeathered: (Jack S2 promo)
Monday, July 6th, 2009 11:08 pm
I'm not writing a long review because I'm knackered and want my bed, but just wanted to say that I wasn't really that excited about the return of TW but I sat down and watched it tonight and it was one *hell* of a lot better than I expected.

More under the cut - spoilers, obviously )
unfeathered: (Default)
Thursday, February 7th, 2008 10:17 am
Not going to do a whole big review here because there was a lot in this episode and I think I need to watch it again before really making up my mind about it, but a few thoughts beneath the cut.

Spoilers here )

Okay, sod it, that's long enough to be called a review. *g* But a score is definitely going to have to wait.
unfeathered: (Jack S2 promo)
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 10:06 pm
One word: Wow.

Two more: I cried.

Several more: Under the cut )

Absolutely no problem squeeing about this one. :-)
unfeathered: (Jack S2 promo)
Thursday, January 17th, 2008 09:58 am
Not reading anyone else's till I've written mine. Which I'm about to do... :-)

Here be spoilers )