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Please come back to me. I really really miss you.



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Nov. 6th, 2008 12:54 pm (UTC)

Does this mean you didn't like Brothers of Nablus?
Nov. 6th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
It's definitely got a different feel and tone so far this season. I haven't stopped loving it and I hope you can find something that you enjoy in it somewhere, too. I dunno what else to say.


Edit: Gah, put this in the wrong spot.

Edited at 2008-11-06 01:47 pm (UTC)
Nov. 6th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
Oh I'm not going to stop watching or anything. It's still a great show and I still love it. But I don't OMG LOVE it and I miss that OMG LOVE. It's the change in format, the change in sets, the change in lighting and editing and music. Everything is different. And there are so many characters we're following, that I feel lost in the shuffle.

The change obviously worked since the fans seem really happy with it. But I miss the intimate show that made me *feel* the characters. I was also one of the handful of people that loved TSCC before Derek arrived. I loved it after Derek arrived too, of course, but I was happy even when it was just Sarah, John and Cameron. I liked that small show about a big story. Now we're a big show about small stories.

Nov. 6th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I think there's something to say about the power of intimacy when it came to the originally smaller cast. That's why episodes 5-9 are still some of the best in the show still to this day.

Though I still /love/ Samson and Delilah. Great episode.
Nov. 6th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
I agree. S&D was awesome. I liked Automatic and Mousetrap too. Allison from Palmdale was a great ep at the time, but in hindsight I'm not crazy about it because that marked the turning point in the show. It's been different ever since.

I really wish they'd at least put he VOs back in. Even with the show being different, that would give it a bit more of the intimate feel it had.
Nov. 6th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
I very much miss the voiceovers. S&D worked well without them because it was its own beast, but I think they should've gone back to them. The episode where they brought them back was great. Loved them.
Nov. 6th, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC)
It's not really that. I liked it fine. I think it's the shift from central character POV to ensemble with rotating character-centric eps that's got me feeling all left out in the cold. And now that more than half the eps this season have been that way, I realize it's not temporary, it's an actual format change.

It's still a great show, it just isn't the same show. It doesn't reach into me and grab hold like it did last season and I really miss that. I'm hoping that when they come back after hiatus (I'm assuming it'll be off for several weeks after ep13) I'll have stopped waiting and hoping for it to be like it was and be able to enjoy it more for what it is now.

Nov. 6th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
I think they lost some tension. We know more than the main chars do; Catherine is a Terminator but John and Sarah don't even know that she's the bad guy yet. So how are they going to stop her? Being this far into the season with no clash between protagonist/antagonist is weird!! All the secondary chars are getting worked over. Go and melt the chick already. This is the same problem that Superman Returns had, where Superman didn't know Lex Luthor was doing anything diabolical until the final moments of the film. Not enough tension.

I want to see Derek get with the pregnant lady more than Jesse (who I think is obviously a terminator clone).

Did you read my fic I posted in the forum? At least I can always write it the way I want it to be. I am really happy with all the characters they created for this show.
Nov. 6th, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
Totally. There is definitely a loss of tension and part of that is the ever-expanding cast of characters and side stories. I think the main arc is still supposed to be The Turk, but you'd never know it. There's been not a single intersect between it and our main characters for 7 episodes now.

I'm not entirely sure Catherine is our main bad guy. I have a theory that she's kind of a free agent working her own agenda and not working specifically to create Skynet. And maybe the Ellison-double was there to infiltrate her operations because Skynet is on to Catherine's plan now. From the Connors perspective, it doesn't matter what Catherine's up to, though, because they aren't aware of her yet. But the fact that they haven't even mentioned The Turk is inexcusable. As far as they know, it becomes Skynet. Finding it should still be their #1 priority.

I know Ellison is finally going to hook up with the Connors soon, but at this point, I'd just assume see him killed off. Richard T. Jones is fabulous, but I think the Ellison story is one of the things that's dragging the show down. His original character description was something like "an FBI agent hot on their trail who soon becomes a powerful ally." But then they ditched him as an FBI agent and moved him to the new T1000 story. I'm not crazy about there even being a T100, but okay. They coudln't stop there, though. They wanted the new story and the old one, so they made up the new character of the ex-wife as FBI connection. It's an added layer we don't need.

Augh. Enough already. No more new characters please. Better yet, how about a nice bloody massacre to thin the herd? ;)
Nov. 7th, 2008 01:40 am (UTC)
Butting in to say I think you have a good point. The problem with this season is the lack of tension. It's very plodding.

I wonder if this would have happened no matter what though, once they had to expand to a 22 episode format. Part of me wishes it was a Doctor Who style show, 13 episodes made at once with a tight and deliberate arc/story.
Nov. 7th, 2008 05:00 am (UTC)
I don't think the expansion to a full season is the reason because they had like 10 of these eps already filmed before the back 9 were even ordered.

Are you still watching the show?
Nov. 6th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
It would have to get really corny for me to stop watching or they would have to position Battlestar Galactica over its timeslot. I like my monday nights watching the show.
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