snickfic: Spaceman Spiff about to crash his spaceship (mood sf)
I fiddled with some most of the categories to avoid repeats and reflect the fact that I mostly watch shows that are already finished.

Which TV shows did you start watching in 2011 and watch all the way through?

Supernatural, Downton Abbey, Sherlock. I think that's it.

Which TV shows did you start watching in 2011 and didn't finish, but still mean to?

Avatar: The Last Airbender, Battlestar Galactica, Farscape, Twin Peaks, The Vampire Diaries.

Which TV shows did you try in 2011 and gave up on?

Ringer? I dunno, that one's still up in the air. I might get back to it. Also Sliders (I watched the mpreg episode), ST: Enterprise (ditto). Dr. Who. (I may still try DW again, but guys, is hard. I can't seem to find my way into this show. It and me are unmixy things, apparently.) The X-Files.

What other shows did you watch this year?

The West Wing (still planning to finish), So You Think You Can Dance (yay!), ST:TOS (I just dabbled, but want to get back to it).

Which TV shows do you intend on checking out in 2012?

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Babylon 5, Dexter, ST:TOS. Possibly Misfits, The Walking Dead, Mad Men? Really, though, these are all "sometime in the future" shows; they don't necessarily have to happen next year.

Which TV shows do you think you'll never let go of no matter how crappy they get? Why?

Supernatural. Given everything I have already gone through with this show, it's pretty clear I'm in it until the bitter end, now.
snickfic: (Spike Dawn sigh)
I find I haven't had much to say since Thanksgiving. I've been reading a lot (real books!) and finishing up end-of-quarter things for school, and otherwise being quiet.

1. I've watched the last couple of SPN eps, but haven't mustered up the energy to post about them. I have mid-season fatigue, I think. This always happens to me, and is a big reason why I don't usually watch TV as it airs. Waiting week-to-week tires me out.

However, [livejournal.com profile] feliciakw posted the other day about something Dean-related from the next ep promo that she was excited about. The thing in question was behind a cut. Y'all know me and my zero tolerance policy for spoilers, but I was feeling a little worn out on the show and thought, okay, fine, give me something to be excited about.

And lo! This does make me feel better. I am now enthused, y'all. :D

2. Speaking of being worn out, I watched the 2.02 of The Vampire Diaries last night, and then I said, "This is too much drama. I cannot deal with this much drama." So I went and got started on Avatar: The Last Airbender again instead. (I'm now through 3.05. The next ep is titled "The Avatar and the Fire Lord," which also sounded like too much drama, so that was the end of last night's TV.)

3. Needless to say, I am not caught up on Ringer.
snickfic: (Buffy desert)
On [livejournal.com profile] deird1's recommendation, I've been watching Avatar: the Last Airbender again. If I'm going to do it justice, I should probably say something about the excellent pacing, the purposefulness of the plot, the surprising complexity of the character arcs, and other such stuff.

But really, all I want to talk about is the fact that I JUST WATCHED A HAIKU BATTLE.

Also, that the show is unbelievably gorgeous. Each of the four elements has its own color scheme. Earth kingdom, my favorite, is all rich greens and golds and earth tones, but each culture has its own fashions, architecture, and decor. Just gorgeous. I love it.
snickfic: (Buffy close)
Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] selenak and [livejournal.com profile] kathyh

Your main fandom of the year? It's still all about BtVS for me.

Your favourite film watched this year? Shoot. I don't keep track of movies the way I do other things. Um, Toy Story 3 was Pixar being brilliant as usual. Also I rediscovered my love for the old Disney cartoon Robin Hood, which is wonderful fun.

Your favourite book read this year? A toss-up here between one/all of Megan Whalen Turner's Eugenides books (I GET IT NOW, YOU GUYS) and Sunshine by Robin McKinley, which despite some shaky worldbuilding was pretty much everything I never knew I wanted in a vampire novel.

Your favourite album or song to listen to this year? If I had to pick one favorite new thing, it'd probably be "Comfort Eagle," by Cake - which is hilarious, because it is sooo not representative of my tastes. But I love it.

Your favourite TV show of the year? Again, I am undecided. I adored the first episode of Sherlock but then felt resoundingly meh about the other two; does that even count? And I devoured the first season of Veronica Mars like a mad, mad thing (seriously, I did pretty much nothing else that week), but can't get up the energy for season 2. Eh.

Your best new fandom discovery of the year? I actually read a fair few stories for Sherlock fandom (mostly because of [livejournal.com profile] ladyofthelog and her enabling recs lists), so I guess we'll say that.

Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year? Season 8. Not that my expectations were high for the comics themselves, but they've made my corner of fandom sad.

Your TV boyfriend of the year? Nobody new. I caught a few episodes of Chuck, though, and ohmygoodness he is still the nicest guy on TV. I want him, please.

Your TV girlfriend of the year? Um. Um? Well, Dawn Summers is still my girl and this year has only made me love her more, so we'll say Dawn.

Your biggest squee moment of the year? About half the scenes in "A Study in Pink": John shooting at the end; Lestrade's "brilliant man / good man" line, which suggested so much yummy potential; pretty much every bit of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman being absolutely perfect. Yeah.

The most missed of your old fandoms? [livejournal.com profile] eowyn_315 and I reminisced about seaQuest DSV quite a bit. I was never fannishly involved, but it was my first TV love.

The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to? If I end up liking Avatar: The Last Airbender half as much I think I might, then I'm definitely going hunting for the fic that people on the flist have been writing - [livejournal.com profile] stultiloquentia comes to mind. It's a show that's totally different from BtVS, but looks to me like it might have some of the same flexibility. We shall see.
snickfic: (Andrew)
I've just watched the first ep, and folks, I think I might be hooked. If you were going to write a character just for me in something like this, you might as well have written Katara; most of my usual annoyances with anime (OTT emotions, childishness) seem to be absent or underplayed; and the worldbuilding is both engaging and not obviously stupid. (I foresee many happy moments of deciding which element I'd choose to be.) Plus: winter! And either really excellent dubbing, or a show originally scripted in English; either way, I appreciate avoiding the dubbing/subs question.

I do notice that all the animals have extra pairs of limbs. Also that the flying bison is like a shaggy cross between Totoro and the Cat Bus.

ETA: And I notice that the credits use the same font as BtVS!

(icon chosen because of everyone on BtVS, Andrew would convert most naturally to an anime character, seems to me)

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