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So I watched the first episode of Arrow with a friend - and this might have something to do with the fact that we were both tired and somewhat under the influence - and found it a rather charming take on Green Arrow. Now, to be honest, I was naturally predisposed to find it charming, in the sense that there is no possible version of Oliver Queen who is not more charming to me than DCU's Oliver Queen, but! He is sad! He is pretty! He was shipwrecked! On an island! He has ~changed! He's on a mission for revenge! Because his daddy told him to before dying, and also because he wants to clean up his city! He's practically Hamlet (we said yesterday, while being mesmerised by Stephen Amell's physique)! And then of course there's Dinah - I'm not sure I'm going to be able to call her 'Laurel' right now - and you know my feelings about Black Canary, right? ♥

So I'm going to watch more of that.

The Good Wife never disappoints, and god, am I glad the Kalinda's Husband storyline is OVER. I loved the moment when Alicia stood up to him, being her wonderful understated self and Kalinda's White Knight. But then Kalinda stepped in herself, and that was wonderful too. Because only an idiot would threaten Kalinda with Alicia's safety.

Will being on the receiving end of some dressing down from a female judge/opponent seems to be something of a theme this season, and I'm not complaining, although I still don't know what to think of the impending (seeming!) hook up with Laura Hellinger.

I'm also sort of making my way through Once Upon A Time S1, and while I'm enjoying it, the emphasis on blood and 'real' families really annoyed me. Regina quite broke my heart when she wondered why the kids didn't want her, while simultaneously being a horrible person.

I am also still watching HIMYM, and while I am very invested in Barney/Robin (this is an understatement), can they just get on with it already? I mean, seriously. Also someone please marry Ted Mosby and put him out of his misery.

I also love that Lily's not-so-secret desire to make out with Robin is pretty much canon now.

Date: 2012-12-05 07:28 am (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
This is hardly the only time that Once Upon a Time does this, and it does have a precipitous dip in quality right around where you are now. But it gets better! And second season is dealing with a lot of the problems of the first!

Date: 2012-12-05 09:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] netgirl_y2k
Yes, OUaT is my new favourite thing, largely because every time Regina looks even slightly sad I go: Okay, so you've ripped a bunch of people's still beating hearts from their chests, who hasn't? but, oh, look at your little face. So that's a worrying thing about me. But much as I love it, I do frequently want to brain the showrunners with a heavy book on, for one thing, adoption law. But if you can put up with the mid S1 slump, it does get better. The first half of S2 has been pretty fucking awesome, I think.

Date: 2012-12-05 01:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kerithwyn
charming, in the sense that there is no possible version of Oliver Queen who is not more charming to me than DCU's Oliver Queen

*laughs* *a lot* ...you know, you have a point there! Possibly I might enjoy the show more if I apply that lens.

As others have said, OUaT gets significantly better in the second season. If Regina didn't make you want to pet her despite being horrible the show wouldn't work, but she does and it does.

Date: 2012-12-05 02:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] musesfool
Arrow is completely ridiculous but yes, this Ollie is still more palatable than comics Ollie. And his bodyguard, Diggle, is awesome.

as for OUaT, yeah. The adoption thing is...awful. But the show does get better and it has a lot of awesome ladies with their own storylines and agendas and most of the focus is on them, with the men in guyliner and leather pants as supporting players.

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