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20 May 2008 @ 06:05 pm
In the News Today  
So Stephen Moffatt is taking over Doctor Who. In other news, I am now taking bids for a new obsession. For those of you happy with the announcement, enjoy the show as written by a misogynistic bastard! Hope you like going back to the days when the female companions were all shrinking damsels killing time until they found the right man to run off and have babies with!
Current Mood: pissed offpissed off
Supernonamegirlsupernonamegirl on May 20th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
New obsessions, you say?
Does it have to be a tv show? Or will you take books too?
A Guy Named Goo: Random Cheeseaguynamedgoo on May 20th, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
Books are harder for me to get access to, thanks to library fines that would make mere mortals shudder and book stores that are schizophrenic in what they carry around here (walk to the kids/young adult section of any book store in Bangor and ask for an American Girl Addy book and watch the games begin), but rec away and I'll see what I can do.
Supernonamegirlsupernonamegirl on May 21st, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)
Well, for ongoing TV shows, there's Pushing Daisies, though it's early and not a lot of material to work with. You could go back to "Dead Like Me" since it was created by the same guy and initially as a direct sequel, though I don't believe that's the case anymore.
Whedon's upcoming Dollhouse looks good, but 1)It's on Fox and 2)His have sex and die routine is getting tiresome.

If your looking for a fandom with lots of ships and something to anticipate though, I really don't think you can go wrong with George RR Martin's Song of Ice and Fire book series, which may be a tv show on HBO one day. I know I recommend that to everyone, but it is really, really phenomenal, with a lot of amazing characters and an intricate plot. It doesn't have tons of humor, but there are funny and witty lines and moments, and at least one really snarky character. The fandom is still small, but it will only grow with time.
slytherinblack: ice and fire// you know nothingslytherinblack on May 21st, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)
Heh, I've been throwing SoIaF at him for a bit.

I've been watching Dead Like Me of late, too. I think we might have the same taste.
Supernonamegirlsupernonamegirl on May 21st, 2008 12:15 am (UTC)
I really, really, really enjoy Dead Like Me. Did you know there's a Direct to DVD movie coming out this summer?
slytherinblackslytherinblack on May 21st, 2008 12:23 am (UTC)
I did know that. I kind of lost steam right after I finished the first season, as I have to be in a very specific mood to want to watch TV shows (and that mood is "really bored") but I'm excited there's a movie. Though I'm skeptical given the lack of Rubeness. I'm thinking about getting my mom to make me a grim reaper outfit for my Mia doll so she can be George for Halloween.
eldritch thoughtform: Doctor Who - Jennymanekikoneko on May 20th, 2008 10:51 pm (UTC)
I'm confused. You don't like Moffat because you didn't like Coupling?
A Guy Named Gooaguynamedgoo on May 20th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
Never saw Coupling. I don't like Moffatt because I don't like the comments he made about women being naturally weak, men not needing women and being dragged down by them, and men being oppressed by women in today's society.
eldritch thoughtform: Doctor Who - TARDISmanekikoneko on May 20th, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC)
Having seen Coupling myself, I take those comments with a grain of salt. Certainly the character in the show based on his wife doesn't come across as needy, and the men in the show don't come off all that stellar either. I feel like there was a slant to the article that the comments he made were being angled into, and they might not represent his actual beliefs.

I'm just glad to have someone who loves Doctor Who in charge of it. He wrote "The Empty Child" and "The Girl in the Fireplace" and "Blink," which is a hell of a resume. I've listened to him on the commentaries, and he sounds to me like a perfectly nice fanboy.
A Guy Named Goo: Random Cheeseaguynamedgoo on May 20th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
I know which episodes he wrote. The Girl in the Fireplace, which he stated in commentary as his proof that the Doctor doesn't need women, but that women are needy and that's what makes them need the Doctor? (Also one of the least popular episodes.) Blink, where a character immediately forgets about the fact that she's just lost her home, family, and friends to get married and have babies, and ends with the main character settling down with a man?

I don't like Stephen Moffatt, and I am not going to rejoice him as being picked. I'll give him a shot, but I'm probably going to have less patience going in than I would otherwise.
eldritch thoughtformmanekikoneko on May 20th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
You're free to dislike him but,
Um, he's not on The Girl in the Fireplace commentary. And in fairness, the male cop who goes back in time in Blink did the exact same thing.
A Guy Named Gooaguynamedgoo on May 20th, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
Re: You're free to dislike him but,
I didn't mean the DVD commentary or I would have said that. He's been involved in more than one set of commentary, including Doctor Who Confidential.

Touché with the guy in Blink, although they didn't show him meeting his future spouse within five seconds of ending up somewhere else.