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1. I slept for like ten hours last night. That was nice.

2. I've been getting back into cooking more lately. Today all three of my meals were something I made myself.

3. I really enjoy the Wednesday reading posts, both reading other people's and doing my own. I've been feeling so blah about reviewing stuff, just totally burnt out on it, so this is a nice way to just talk a little about what I've been reading without feeling like I need to do a formal review. And I like the structure of the questions and having it on a specific day, too. That makes me less likely to put it off and just not do it.

4. I started watching Modern Family again and am enjoying it. I had stopped watching it partway through season two because it was just too many embarrassing moments and it felt like I was fastforwarding through half of every episode, but I'm doing better with it this time. I kept seeing cute gif sets of the older girl they got for Lily in seasons three and four and she's just so cute and actually talking and being a part of the show rather than just a prop and it made me want to give it another try. I didn't just want to jump in with the newest episodes, though, so I went back and am starting from where I left off. (I finished up all of season two tonight.)

5. Speaking of TV, I really loved this week's Adventure Time. The pillow people were so cute!
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1. Big Bang Theory. There's no one horrible thing that has made me want to stop watching. I'm just feeling more and more like the annoyances outweigh the enjoyment, not just in terms of things I find problematic about it, but also that it feels like it's the same jokes every week.

2. Modern Family. This has always been one that hits my embarrassment squick a lot, but this season there have been eps I had to just stop watching and more and more that I fast-foward through more than I watch.

3. Community. The season finale last year was bad, so very, very bad, but I thought maybe I could still watch it. I have been, but it's just painful. I've gone from loving Troy and Abed to hating every joke and deliberate bit of subtext because the show is so fucked up about queer people and it's just enraging. There is one actual queer character on the show and that's the dean, whose sexuality (and kinks, because kinky people are such a joke) is only brought up to be a punchline. Then there was the recent episode about lesbians, which I seriously can't even begin to talk about because I have nothing but RAEG for it. And I just can't find the Troy/Abed joking funny or cute in the middle of all this. I think it's to the point where I wouldn't even be able to enjoy them in fanfic, though I haven't tried.

There is also Pierce. I am so, so, SO sick of this sort of character. He is the Sue Sylvester of this show, the character who is there so the writers can indulge in every ism they've always secretly wanted to because he's the designated Bad *ist Character, so when they have him say and do all these horrible things, they are free from any guilt or blame and so is the audience. Everyone is free to laugh at the things they say, to enjoy that vicarious thrill of the forbidden things they could never say for fear of the "PC Police". But just because the character is a Bad Person doesn't mean it's okay! There is no purpose to this sort of character except as a way to be "un-PC" and get away with it.

Parks and Recreation is the only one I'm not considering dumping (yet), but the fact that they apparently decided not to keep Natalie Morales on this season and the constant fat hate are not very happy-making. :-/


Sep. 26th, 2010 07:18 pm
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So the other night I caught up on a bunch of comedies I'd downloaded over the past few days. I wasn't sure I'd continue with Modern Family this season because I find it to be very high on the embarrassment squickage. But I decided to give it a try and enjoyed this episode, so I guess I'll be keeping on with it after all. I do like the show for the most part.

The Big Bang Theory was also fun. Spoilery )

My favorite of the returning shows was definitely Community. I was just filled with relief watching it. The season finale left me with a really bad taste in my mouth, and while this does nothing to change the tranny jokes or LOL furries parts of the finale, at least it gives me hope that this season will not be the All White Women Love Jeff Show. Spoilery )

I also watched a couple new shows! I had seen billboards for Running Wilde and was vaguely interested because Will Arnett! but I hadn't realised it was actually by the creators of Arrested Development until I saw someone on my flist post about it. So I had to give it a try because of that. It is definitely funny, though not quite as wacky (or good) as Arrested Development. I have hope for it, though. Though Keri Russell! As the mother of a twelve-year-old! Ack! I mean, it's within the realm of possibility, certainly, but she's my age, so it just felt really weird. I had no idea Tobias (dunno the actor's name) was on the show as well as Arnett. He seems to be playing a similar character type, just as Arnett's character is very similar to Gob. I love the supporting characters best, like Migo and Mr Lunt. The whole thing with the tribe in the rain forest was pretty cringeworthy, though. :-/

Outsourced...I don't know. I watched a preview for it and came away with the feeling that it was all about the white guy and very much LOL Indians and that's pretty much how I felt about the first episode, too. There were some funny bits and I love Rajiv, but I don't really have high hopes for it.
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So I'm all caught up with Parks and Recreation now and really loving it. I love all the characters now. Well, I'm not that keen on Mark. I mean, I don't hate him or anything, but he's not really great. I have really warmed to Andy and Ron over the second season, though. And Leslie hits my embarrassment squick a lot less often. I think Ann and Tom are still my favorites, but not by much because I've come to love the others so much.

I think I might quit watching Modern Family after the end of the season. I like the characters, but the show is so embarrassing. I just really find it hard to watch. Like last week's episode, when spoilers ) So we'll see. If nothing else, I'll finish out the season.

[personal profile] cesare is always raving about how great Venture Bros is, so I decided to give it a try, but I just think it's not for me. I watched the first five episodes and I think I laughed maybe twice. :-/
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Supernatural 5x10 )

I also watched Modern Family, but I don't really have anything to say there. There wasn't anything wrong with it, per se, but it was the weakest episode so far and I just wasn't finding much to get excited about. (Probably because the main storyline was about Phil and Claire and I just don't care about them.)
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Hey, I watched TV.

Supernatural 5x07 )

Ugly Betty 4x01-04 )

Modern Family 1x01-06 )

So now I am watching Supernatural, Ugly Betty, Glee, Modern Family, Brothers & Sisters*, Leverage, The Simpsons, and Family Guy. Even if three of those are half-hour shows, that is a ton of TV. To be honest, I really don't understand how TV is relaxing for most people. Keeping up with stuff is super stressful for me.

I had been planning on watching FlashForward just to see, but even the thought of it was beginning to stress me out, so I think I'm going to just set it aside for the moment. I have the first six eps on my hard drive, but I moved them from the internal "watch it soon" folder to the external "maybe someday" folder. I have the book, so what I'll probably do is read that and see how well I like it and whether or not I want to watch a show based on it (I doubt the show has much to do with the book, though). I know there are people on my flist watching it, but I don't hear much talk about it. What do you guys think of it? Awesome or just okay?

*I still am not caught up on Brothers & Sisters. I have half of S3 to watch before even getting to this season, but because I'm watching so many other shows, I never seem to have time to catch up.


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