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20 April 2007 @ 03:06 pm
Positive Traits Meme! Also Cracktastic Supernatural, and what's in the mail?  
First, Positive Traits Meme by lovebuggin!

Post your own username (and show the exact location, plz), and leave comments for others. Mine is here.

That should make everyone's Friday better. :)


Supernatural's "Hollywood Babylon" Episode:
It was great seeing Dean have a big, fat, goofy time in this episode. "Light-hearted" is something we don't see much from him (something I don't think he often is), and the way he immersed himself and had a good time was fun to see. Perhaps kind of out-of-character given everything we've seen of him in nearly 2 years, but still fun.

Wish he'd been able to persuade Sam to let go a little, though perhaps Sam is feeling the same "jerklash" as some of the viewing audience, i.e., "Doomed. Doooomed! Angst-angst-ANVIL-thud-flail! *ache* *sniffle* Oooh-- silliness!"

Looking at "early Dean," I never expected that we'd eventually see his as he is now-- ultra- geeky, kind of dorky around women, so often heartbroken by his father's/brother's choices, and OMG-- never eat in public, Dean! Seriously, I wonder if this is all an attempt to kill those Wincest vibes by having him eat stuff at Sam week after week in such a gross, off-putting way. Fanfic: Blow pop! Canon: dribbly steak-rindy bits. Urk.

My husband was extremely disappointed when Gary Cole bit it early in the episode. After American Gothic (from the evil-genius mind of former Hardy Boy, Shaun Cassidy), my husband has been ready to stalk Gary Cole. Sadly, not much screen time in this episode (though some good lines).

Loved not only the bad, bad horror movie and the deliberately bad acting (Brody, you suck. Really well), but the fake trailer for it was gold! Unfortunately, the trailer for "Hot Fuzz" later in the commercial breaks looked like a joke too, but that one was real. :0

The actress here... her googly-moogly eyes kind of disturbed me (they don't track to the same place). I very much liked her "real" scenes as opposed to her "actress" scenes. Nice contrast.

And "Why are ghosts afraid of salt? Did we make that condiments finally? That really doesn't make sense..." All that SPN lore interspersed in the script was like Kripke making fun of himself, which was unexpected delight. (Reminds me of my favorite episode of Nowhere Man, a show that probably 10 people nationwide watched. In one episode, the main character is in a bar where a show about his life is airing, complete with his aching, relentless search for his identity and stolen past. Except that the TV version of it is cheesy, and all the bar patrons think it's a riot. D'OH!)

The ending, walking into the fake sunset together... yes. Kripke knows us too well. :D



And in the mail this week? A "Prospective Juror Survey" to fill out. Uh-oh
 
 
 
angels3angels3 on April 20th, 2007 10:13 pm (UTC)
That's his name
it was driving me nuts and I hadn't had time to google. I liked seeing Dean laid back and being goofy too he has too much on his shoulders so for him to have a good time I'm glad. The last four episodes look to be very intense so they needed this one sandwiched in. As far as the juror survey if they give you a comment section write Fry them all or the voices tell me (insert on evil thought). That ought to make them think twice about calling you unless you want to go and then you could say everyone deserves at least three chances I'm sure he meant no harm when he stabbed her 43 times.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on April 21st, 2007 03:02 am (UTC)
Re: That's his name
it was driving me nuts and I hadn't had time to google.

I think we actually rented "The Brady Bunch Movie" (the horror!) just because he was playing the Dad in it. He's got quite the touch with dry, weird humor. ;)

If there are comments in the jury survey, I'll mention the lawyer husband and the psychiatrist parents. Either one individually screams "Pass!" but both together-- no freaking way anyone would want me on their jury.

"Fairness" as an attribute does not win out the way you'd expect. Excess knowledge is very undesirable. ;)
jeyhawk: supernatural: jared eyelinerjeyhawk on April 20th, 2007 10:16 pm (UTC)
It reminded me of my favorite Bond movie
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
with George Lazenby. He's pretty much mocking the concept all the way through. So much love. :0P



The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on April 21st, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
He's pretty much mocking the concept all the way through. So much love. :0P
I love self-mocking for some reason. And I'd forgotten the parts about "Oooh, The Gilmore Girls!" and "In this weather? We might as well be in Canada." ;)
michelle: Dean hand - knifecertainthings on April 20th, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC)
1. Dean should EAT ALL THE TIME HOMG!

2. :high fives: and loves your husband. SHERIFF BUCK FTW!

3. Hot Fuzz looks kind of stupid funny.

4. "Why are ghosts afraid of salt? Did we make that condiments finally? That really doesn't make sense..." Hahahaha.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on April 21st, 2007 03:05 am (UTC)
1. Dean should EAT ALL THE TIME HOMG!
:D Depends on what. Popsicle-- Hello! Other non-phallic foods, looks like maybe not. :0 Oh, Dean.

2. :high fives: and loves your husband. SHERIFF BUCK FTW!
\o/ The phrase, "An heir and a spare" still flies through our house from time to time. I so love evil!Funny, and that show had it in spades. Plus, Lucas Black as a child actor was freakin' incredible.

Somehow, I think the "American Gothic" series is going to wind up in our Netflix queue. :D
michellecertainthings on April 21st, 2007 03:11 am (UTC)

I don't remember that phrase, I really only remember, "Someone's at the door. Someone's at the door." And Sheriff Buck making fun of someone (can't remember whom) with, "I'm not an animal." in a mocking tone which was so freaking awesome.

And YES! Lucas Black should've won ten thousand awards he was so good.

Christ, I loved American Gothic.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on April 21st, 2007 03:14 am (UTC)
And Sheriff Buck making fun of someone (can't remember whom) with, "I'm not an animal." in a mocking tone which was so freaking awesome.
That and just the meta-concept, of the Devil as a small-town sheriff, was pretty much a win right out of the starting gate.

The season American Gothic was on was also Nowhere Man season, so though my husband and I liked both, he was more American Gothic (dry humor) and I was more Nowhere Man (mind fuck). :D
Ice-T: an actor, also a refreshing beveragefiddleyoumust on April 21st, 2007 01:09 am (UTC)
I kind of laughed at the whole Boogieman being a terrible script thing. Since... Eric Kripke wrote Boogieman. Amusing.

But mostly. Meh.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on April 21st, 2007 03:07 am (UTC)
Oh, I even missed some of the self-references!

It wasn't a stellar episode by any means, but I do love me some evilHumor. :D Doesn't stand up to the major drama episodes, obviously, and among the 3 humor episodes I believe that for some reason-- cannot fathom why, it's just a hunch-- that The Towel Episode still rulz. ;)
Kristiefangirl1981 on April 21st, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
I don't agree that Dean was out of character. Over the entire series (except the first like 9 episodes of season 2) Dean has mostly been a fun loving kind of guy outwardly. He also tends become downright gleeful about things he enjoys.

I also think his kind of geeky way of acting around the actress the first time he talked to her was an act to get information from her.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on April 21st, 2007 03:12 am (UTC)
Dean has mostly been a fun loving kind of guy outwardly
Oh, he can be-- and this is one of the things I like about him, which is that he still knows how to have fun-- sometimes far more simple fun than Sam would.

But the "cool" the character started out with has seriously diminished, and that again isn't OOC-- it's more that I think Jensen put more layers in Dean than the writers originally expected, and the character is far richer than he started out.

No, the OOC parts for me were more the way Dean adapted so easily to working on the set-- mainly because he's shown real signs of not really "getting" people well enough to blend in like that. He mostly puts up with them to the extent he has to (which sounds very much like John to me too, for some reason), but I don't think he entirely understands them (which is kind of second-nature to Sam, by contrast).

Now, his glee about what he enjoys... that's something I love about him, and it's always kind of sad when Sam rains on his parade (as Sam is wont to do. Bookhead).

I also think his kind of geeky way of acting around the actress the first time he talked to her was an act to get information from her.
THAT scene wasn't the one I was talking about-- it started out all geeky, but he turned it very quickly to ask her what she'd seen, and he didn't even tip her off to that being kind of a weird question. :0

No, it was more his response after he left the Trailer O' Sex, and some of his more flaily moments over girls in the last 6 months. The character was originally intended to be very smooth with women, a real ladies' man. Again, I think some layers got added along the way.

This is not the early S1 Dean you're looking for. ;)