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Oct. 3rd, 2010 06:40 am
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I think I'm done with Supernatural. I watched about half of 6x02, and then Spoilerish )

I also am not going to continue with Outsourced. I gave the second episode a try, just on the very, very faint hope that it might be better than the pilot, but it really, really wasn't. There were a couple things I laughed at, though the only thing I can remember off the top of my head is the boss using a roller coaster background for his conference call and pretending he was on a roller coaster while talking.

But 99% of it had me cringing. It's not just racist, it's racist in this totally out-of-date way. Like, there are a ton of jokes about Indian food and a running theme is that the two American guys call everything "green goop" and "yellow goop" and "brown goop", hardee-har-har, but as someone said in one of the articles I will link below, that makes no sense for this character. Yeah, Indian food is not as ubiquitous in the US as the UK, but it is pretty common these days, especially for the sort of young, management-track type of guy this is. You can't tell me he's never eaten Indian food before.

Anyway, here are some good articles about it:

How to fix the culturally ignorant "Outsourced"
Op-Ed By Das Racist's Himanshu Suri: "You Know That's Saag Paneer, Dude"
Dear Outsourced , Please Kill Yourself

So I've seen Mumbai Calling referenced a few times as a better version of this show, and I thought, hey, why don't I download that? So I did, and I will be watching it soon, and I am 100% sure I will enjoy it more, because there's really not much way I can enjoy it less.
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So yeah, in the end I was curious enough to try the new season. Spoilers! Don't click if you only want squee. )
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All I have to say about this episode is Spoilers )



Also this week's episode of Community was the best episode ever.
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I watched this episode Thursday night, but hadn't posted anything because omg, where do I start?

Spoilers, natch )
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Woohoo! All caught up on Leverage and SPN now. And this was the Leverage season finale, so I don't have to worry about it for a while.

SPN 5x14 )

Leverage 2x14-15 )
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Hey, I've been catching up on some TV!

Leverage 2x12-13 )

SPN 5x13 )
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Yes, I am super behind on shows! I have 3 eps of Leverage, 3 of Ugly Betty, 1 of Modern Family, and 2 of Supernatural to watch. Argh!

SPN 5x12 )
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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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Supernatural 5x09 )


I still haven't been able to make myself watch this week's Glee, though. I know it's going to be bad, so I'm bracing myself. Maybe tomorrow.
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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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1. Had a very productive day yesterday. I found the Jump scans early, so got Naruto, Bleach, and Bakuman all done before 8pm (normally I would not even be getting started until a couple hours before that at most). I also got a doujinshi done.

2. I found raw scans of IS~Otoko Demo Onna Demo Nai Sei~! I have all the manga myself, but I had been wanting to pick up the scanlation as it had been abandoned a couple years ago after eight volumes. But seeing as we don't have a scanner right now, I had just set the idea aside for the moment. But when I went to Baka Updates to check and see if anyone had picked it up since I last looked, I found that someone had. But they are looking for a translator, so I emailed them and hopefully will hear back soon about that. I'd really love for it to get a good translation.

3. Since I finished work early last night, we were able to take a nice long walk. We went to Trader Joe's, Nijiya, and Ralph's (also stopped at McDonald's for dinner), none of which is really exciting, but we got some groceries and exercise.

4. Last night's SPN was good. I don't feel like making a separate post, so spoilers )

And speaking of TV, Glee spoilers )

Also because I need new shows to try and keep up with like I need a hole in the head, I've got Flashforward, Modern Family, and Fringe to check out. That's on top of all the other shows on my hard drive... The first two will probably get checked out first, since they're new this season and thus not much to catch up with if I do end up liking them.

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