True love

15 08 2006

So in less than one week I had watched the entire Season 3 which is pretty impressive considering I have a full time job and I spend 4.5 hours a day commuting.  Well, impressive if you are a telly addict like me.  And I did love Season 3 as I predicted.  I can’t list my favourite scenes because there were too many.  I would have to start listing episodes and that is just dull.  Even the episodes that sucked (The Longest Day) still had their moments.  I found it increasingly difficult not to throw objects at the TV when Dawson was on, especially once he found out about Joey and Pacey.  His overwhelming self-centredness just made me want to stick pins in my eyes.  That aside, I was grinning like a goon when Joey FINALLY came to her senses and went after Pacey.  AWWWW.

Now I have made a start on Season 4.  I have actually managed to watch 3 or 4 episodes without fast-forwarding which is pretty amazing.  I think it must be because I have only seen these episode once, the first time around when they aired originally.  Seasons 1-3 were repeated a lot. And I have to say that Season 4 is so far competing for my affections.  The only (major) problem with Season 4, and the reason I actually stopping watching the series altogether, is the crappy (if necessary) ending.  I will not think about Pacey acting like a tool for now.  I will NOT think about Joey and Dawson getting back together for now.  And when I do have to watch it, I will keep in mind that Joey and Pacey end up together so I will be able to power on through it.  More of that later…..

I have also been able to catch up on That 70s Show and Freddie.  Being incredibly hungover does wonders for your tv watching time!  There is not a fat lot to say about Freddie – it really is just fluff.  No substance.  Like candyfloss.  But I enjoy it nonetheless.  That 70s Show is hardly heavy going but this week were the epidoses where Eric disappears the night of his rehearsal dinner, leaving Donna high and dry.  So its compelling watching, if I am honest.  I am also developing a mild crush on Hyde.  Don’t ask me why.  Maybe its the sideburns.



11 08 2006

I am FINALLY on Season 3.  OK, I say finally as if its a long time (when it was actually only 4 days) but Season 2 felt like a long haul of crap at times.  I really liked the Pacey/Andie storyline and there were some great moments but as a whole, seeing Joey and Dawson together made me gag.  A lot.  I did fast-forward through a lot of the scenes, admittedly.  But I just see that as prolonging the enjoyment of the DVDs as if there is ever a rainy day when I don’t have anything to watch (it might happen!), I can re-watch these DVDs in full.

I think Season 3 is my favourite so I am trying not to skip anything but I just cant help FF-ing any scene that contains Eve.  It perturbs me to see Jessica Wakefield as a slut.  Sweet Valley High (the books and the TV show) was great when I was a kid and to see that all-American girl as a ho is just wrong.  Plus she annoys the hell out of me.  Plus pretty much all her scenes are with Dawson, which is reason enough to skip them.  Final plus – she went out with Joshua Jackson after he dated Katie Holmes – and that gives me the skeeves.  So I like to pretend that she doesn’t exist… is that alright??

So on to my top 5 favourite scenes from Season 3 so far (given that I am only on Episode 2):

  1. Dawson rejecting Joey’s (attempted) sexual advances.  My god, this scene has me behind a cushion everytime.  “I can  be sexual too, Dawson” EUW.  Put it away, Joey and save it for a real man, why dontcha?  And Dawson?  You’re a loser.
  2. Pacey comforts Joey on the dock.  They have so much chemistry.  It makes me go SQUEEEEE like a 16 year old (which, lets face it, is the intended audience.  Not married 30 year old.  Don’t tell me to get a life.).
  3. Andie tells Pacey that she was unfaithful and begs for forgiveness.  This scene is just heartbreaking.  She babbles on for ages with the reason why she did it before actually saying what she has done and Pacey just simply asks “You slept with him?” and it literally breaks my heart.  Considering this is ‘just’ a teen show, Joshua Jackson acts his arse off.  Nearly every episode.  Why hasn’t he had more work?  Or maybe I just haven’t seen it.  *off to IMDB to see what I need to watch*
  4. Jen’s Head Cheerleader Smackdown.  Just class.  This is also followed by cute scenes between Jack and Jen – my favourite friendship on the show – with her all embarrassed and horrified to be made head cheerleader.
  5. Pacey and Dawson fight.  Pacey is drunk + Dawson is a tool = FIGHT!  Well an iddy-biddy one, but two punches thrown – great stuff.  Also I love that Joey runs to Pacey’s aid instead of Dawson…. do you see Dawson?… you fucked up.  You pushed her into Pacey’s arms.  Well I am getting a little ahead of myself, but it started here.  Dawson?  Take note, pal.

Tomorrow, my husband is off to play golf so I will have the TV to myself for a few hours.  Bliss!  I know I have other things to do, but I can multitask!  Plus I might be able to catch up on the week of That 70s Show that I haven’t had chance to watch, along with Freddie and anything else I have recorded.

Now if only this day would hurry up and end already.  I am so not in the mood to work.

Last night on Dawson’s Creek…

9 08 2006

I managed to get through another couple of DC episodes in which the following occurred:

  • A wasted Jen nearly had a threesome with some sleazy high-school guys until Dawson fireman-carried her away
  • Pacey was a bit of a dude by sorting out poor Mrs McFee who was shopping in her undies
  • Joey and Jack have a kind-of date which pisses Dawson off royally (hee! – even though I know their relationship is going nowhere its still funny!)
  • Abby plays dirty (surprised anyone?) during the oh-so-dull school elections
  • Andie starts to unravel and goes back on her meds
  • Mr and Mrs Leery are over – for now at least (BORING)
  • Jen and Dawson go skinny dipping but despite a rather excrutiating attempted-kiss by Dawson, they remain just friends… sensible Jen.

I also enjoyed a couple of episode of Everybody Hates Chris which is easy-watching – and awww that little dude that plays Young Chris is ker-yoooooote.  I love his mum and her various threats of violence… last nights favourites:

  • Tonya: Mom, where’s Chris?
    Rochelle: His bike got stolen. I told him not to let anybody ride it. So I smacked him into next week. He’ll be back on Tuesday.
  • Rochelle (to Julius): Pick this crap up before I slap the shine off your head!

and from the pilot another taster:

  • Chris(narrating): That’s my mother, Rochelle. She had a hundred recipes for whippin’ ass!
    Rochelle: Boy, I will slap the caps off yo knees!
    Rochelle: I will knock you into last night.
    Rochelle: I will slap yo name out the phone book, and call Ma Bell and tell her I did it!

I am also getting into Freddie, which I discovered yesterday has been cancelled – booooo, ABC monkeys (well after what you did to Alias, why I am surprised??).  Yeah, so what if its just Joey with different actors and a few more women-family … I like me a bit of comedy-lite and its good to see FPJ AKA Mr Buffy doing something other than Scooby Doo.  Also its good to see Brian Austin Green in something other than 90210 – he was an old favourite of mine.  I am sure he has been in stuff since, I just haven’t watched it. 

Remember this is a sanctuary for ALL the teevee I watch – it doesn’t have to be good for me to enjoy it.  I am a TV slut.