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I spent much of last week and weekend running around, playing with Mrs. Beans' brother's dog, Odin (he's a Jackaranian, and a total ham) and getting my little sister all graduated from college. I also, bizarrely, went on some cleaning kicks of the apartment, tidying up my room (which is looking more and more bare, which is good) and the apartment as a whole.

So this week is the first that I've really had time to sit and enjoy the apartment all to myself (while the roommates are still on vacation), and I have spent it thus far catching up on shows I meant to watch this year and didn't get to. I'm current on Game of Thrones and Mad Men, despite not really loving either, which seems to be a theme as the one show I just started is also of the not-great, can't turn off variety: Once Upon a Time.

Look, judge me, but I'm having an okay time of it. Season finale was ass-stupid, and I want to murder both of the two female hero leads and the villainess at times, but I'm managing. I have even, after this many hours, forgiven the show for not being what I really wanted out of it, which is Fables: the TV show. There were rumors of a Fables show getting a pilot that never really materialized, and the world got Once Upon a Time (and, I suppose, Grimm) instead. When I saw the promos for Once Upon a Time, I didn't bother watching it right away for two reasons: 1) I was sure it was going to be canceled, and 2) [livejournal.com profile] glvalentine's review of the pilot. Now that it has, I basically mainlined it for three days while working furiously on one of two cross-stitch baby announcements I need done by fall. (By summer, really, since I'll be in school when my future nephew and future almost-positive-it's-a-niece are born.)

Once Upon a Time is still not nearly as good as Fables, alas. I miss super-secret agent Cinderella. I miss Bigby. I miss any recognition that in order for all these people to have issues with being pregnant/having babies/having children who don't love them PEOPLE HAVE TO HAVE HAD SEX. No, seriously. It's all "true love!" then "suddenly pregnant somehow!" all the time up in this show. And everyone has issues with both. Without ever mentioning fucking. Ever. Two characters have an affair and the closest they get to sex is hints at the number of place settings in the sink after they've hooked up. No one musses anyone's clothes, that's how far from sex these people are. (Which makes it hilarious to go from Game of Thrones to this.)

Up next on my cross-stitching marathon: the last season of Chuck or this current season of Supernatural. Or maybe I'll give it all amiss and just watch movies. I haven't decided.

Date: 2012-05-23 10:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ecmyers.livejournal.com
I'll probably have to check out Once Upon a Time and/or Grimm at some point, but I'm not in any hurry. I'm still behind on actual Fables, so that would probably be time better spent. Also, I should get the last season of Chuck on DVD--never got to see more than the first episode because Hulu inexplicably stopped posting new episodes. Jerks.

Date: 2012-05-24 02:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trinityvixen.livejournal.com
Lisa says Grimm is kinda sucky. Specifically, she says the lead guy sucks and the rest of the people are better. But, yeah, I should catch up on Fables instead of shows, I realize.

Aw, you never finished Chuck either? Sadness!

Date: 2012-05-24 02:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moonlightalice.livejournal.com
Bangkok is so freaking hot that we usually take a break in the late afternoon--come back to the hotel and cool off before heading out to dinner. I've been watching TV in that period (LAW AND ORDER IS EVERYWHERE), but the same channel kept advertising Grimm, and I have to say: those are some really intriguing adverts.

They also advertise Being Human, though, which looks stupendously awful and I have no idea how you watch it.

Date: 2012-05-24 02:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trinityvixen.livejournal.com
Being Human is stupendously awful. Like, it's bad enough that it's emo and the characterization varies from week to week. But there are plot points that flat-out make me hate characters. I got through the first season and a lot of the second by mostly ignoring it. But I won't bother with it after that.

Grimm, according to Lisa, is fine except for the lead guy. Which can be a problem, but Once Upon a Time has that issue, too, and I manage.

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