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10 September 2005 @ 02:37 pm
Alias, Season One  
So the backdrop of me muttering impolite things about the sweater I'm knitting possibly for the shop, I saw the rest of the first season of Alias, generously loaned from alosersdream and ambermystery about a billion years ago.

First thought: Tammy is going to disown me completely. Vaughn (sp?) kinda bugs me and I don't really like Syd/Vaughn as a result. I tried! I just... gah. Sorry. It seems to weaken them both rather than strengthening anything. I've met Sark, who apparently everyone else will 'ship with Syd come a future season, and... well, I kind of want to punch him in the face, so I'm not sure I could go there either. Weirdly, I think I might be a total noromo for this series. I could've liked the random fling Sydney had with the ex-boyfriend who ended up being evil or something, except for the part where they seemed SOOOO physically awkward with each other. So, yes. No OTP for Sydney.

I am totally watching for the father-daughter bonding. OMG. I shriek with joy whenever they have Bristow Family moments. I'm so glad I sat through the clip-show episode just for the "Hi honey!" moment in the van that made me squeee for like five minutes. YAYYYYY. Maybe the fact that Syd's main role for me seems to be as a complicated daughter figure (to both Jack and Sloane) is what's keeping me from wanting to pair her up with anyone sexually? Who knows. Regardless, Sloane and Jack's respective relationships with their wives are much more interesting.

I keep really, really wishing that everyone would just stop with the Rambaldi crap. I had high hopes that this was just a small thread, but I have a bad feeling this is not going to go away. If I'm wrong, please tell me, because that would make my day! I don't understand why they can't run around being superspies *without* weird ancient mystics and stuff. This is why I miss the cold war! You could blame the Soviets instead of the RENAISSANCE ITALIANS! Though how badly did you want Mulder and Scully to show up when the FBI was detaining Sydney for being paranormal? Oh, I so did.

And what the heck? As soon as I warm up to Will and stop wanting him to get tortured a lot, he gets tortured a lot. Figures.

So, the season ends with Emily possibly-dead, Vaughn having been swallowed up by a magic 8-ball (TELL ME the window didn't look like that! It so did.), that one slimy guy all killed dead, Will not killed dead, and OMGWTFSYDNEYSEVILMOMMY, which was not at all a surprise, but very exciting nonetheless. This bodes well!

Oooo, what to watch next? I have DVDs that require watching and you must all vote, mwahahahah. Not because you care, but because you cannot resist the ticky boxes. :) (HEY! It's not that I can't make my own simple decisions... I just... er, like to make decision-making a team sport.)

Poll #568034 Another Codependency Poll

What should Little Red watch next on this Knitting Weekend of Knittingness?

Andromeda season 1 (on loan from sister)
The Dead Zone season 3 (new! have never seen!)
X-Files season 8 (gift from A.j.! Haven't seen in a long time!)
Rewatch something Atlantis (suggest an episode)
Rewatch something Star Trek (suggest a series/episode)
Rewatch something SG-1 (suggest a season or episode)
SOMETHING ELSE I somehow know you own or that is on teevee!
Old unlabeled VHS tapes selected at random, like the good old days!
This poll sucks! I vote for LLAMAS!
Ticky box! *compulsively ticks*
Actually, you should do something totally different, and I will tell you about it in comments.

If you said "VHS tape", pick a number between 1 and 225. Oh, stop laughing.

Suggest an episode or a season or something! :) (or in comments, where I can answer you and stuff)

Ravennoradannan on September 10th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC)
About Alias:

Rimbaldi sucks. It will continue to suck. Which, well, sucks. *sigh*

Vaughn: I, also, am not a Vaugh fan. I quite liked Will, though, once the writers stopped making him all dumb.

Syd's dad is the Best Ever, and always will be. Watch the show for Jack, Salone, and Syd's partner (whose name I'm totally blanking on, haven't watched in a while) and you may be able to overlook Rimbaldi and the fact that Syd is the Worst Spy Ever. No really. Ever. EVER.

All that said, I'm so in love with Jack (in that 'I want him to be my other daddy' way. But not like that. Ew! The man is old! But still kinda hot. But really, not like that. I swear. He's just That Cool.) that I'll keep plunking through the series, and try to restrain myself from poking out my eyes when they get hung up on the rimbaldi crap.

I'm interested in hearing what you think of later seasons! I think you should watch those. And llamas. Llamas are key.
Little Red: xf - diana at your door - liminallizmylittleredgirl on September 10th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC)
OMG, I totally agree. *clings to you* Jack is AWESOME. He is a big teddy bear with sharp teeth, and I'm loving that combination a lot. And omg, I love it whenever he backs Sydney to the wall and goes out on a limb for her and bitches her out all in the same episode. SO MUCH JACK LOVE.

Rimbaldi is SO ANNOYING. Aaaaughhhh. This show really doesn't need a supernatural element like that!

Syd's partner is named DIXON, and he rocks my world too! He's such a good guy. I like good guys. And Sloane is complex, which is awesome. I love him all through the arc with his wife's cancer.

Can't wait for future seasons!
(no subject) - noradannan on September 10th, 2005 07:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on September 11th, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Little Red: xf - diana at your door - liminallizmylittleredgirl on September 10th, 2005 07:31 pm (UTC)
Diana! So much Diana love.

Weiss! I heart Weiss. I love the random decent people who show up in shows like this all "err... I just kinda want to do my job, kthanx."
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(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on September 11th, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
NEXT TIME I'M IN CHURCH, PLEASE NO PHOTOS: {alias}; sol durodaygloparker on September 10th, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC)
Um. Bad news: Rambaldi sort of becomes the entire focus of the show.
Little Red: b5 - corps is mother - thatfangirlmylittleredgirl on September 11th, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC)
elliejane: beautyelliejane on September 10th, 2005 07:41 pm (UTC)
Um, in the spirit of "something I own" (but cannot lend as am in UK!), watch Farscape! Have you watched Farscape? I have a vague recollection of you mentioning it in passing once, leading me to think you may have briefly tried it, or just hadn't seen it or somesuch.

It is awesome :) Lots of folks think so!! Also Ben Browder is seriously cute/hot/licious, there are kick ass chicks, snarky humour, juvenile humour, aaaaaangsttttttttt, blowing things up and kissin' (not as much kissin' as there should be but huh. One takes what one can get), big ships, big guns, shippiness galore and leather pants!! WTFBBQ yes leather pants!! Though thinking about it, that starts 3 quarters through the first season, so you have to make sure you stick with it til an ep called "A Bugs Life".

Ahem. Also? It's just darn good. Like most series it has its high points and low points, but its high points are like space elevators they are so darned high. Not to everyone's taste, but believe me some very nice people love it. (Practically all my flist, hee.)

If you already tried it and are unimpressed for some reason, at least try and catch "A bugs life" or beyond. Leather pants! (Although, the khaki's cling nicely too ;) It'll going into syndication soon, so even if you are not stirred to dvds, you might catch it on proper tv sometime.

Little Red: sg - x-files - lizmylittleredgirl on September 11th, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC)
I'd love to see it. :) I saw the pilot over at lyssie's while on my trip, and totally plan to see the rest of it someday. Alas, I don't have it now.

I need a Mitchell icon!
nanda नान्दा: teal'c's hideoutnandamai on September 10th, 2005 08:07 pm (UTC)
I am totally watching for the father-daughter bonding. OMG. I shriek with joy whenever they have Bristow Family moments.

Karen and I nicknamed this UPT (Unresoved Parental Tension) during S1. It was always the best thing about the show.

I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend that you stop watching Alias RIGHT NOW. S1 is worth a marathon. The rest is, well, not. Extremely not.
Little Red: fridge magnets otp - josephidesmylittleredgirl on September 11th, 2005 05:44 pm (UTC)
UPT really is the best part of the show. YAYYYY.

Errrr. Well, I may end up following your advice if I can't get my hands on the rest of it, but everyone else is telling me to keep watching. Eep!
Tammy - never give up, never surrender: Alias - Syd Army - kudosandhuzzahbesyd on September 10th, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC)
Tammy is going to disown me completely.

Actually, I won't ... as long as you don't go all Sarkney on me. Wanting to punch him in the face is acceptable, though I really do love to hate the boy.

I could've liked the random fling Sydney had with the ex-boyfriend


I shriek with joy whenever they have Bristow Family moments.

Isn't it the best thing on TV?!!! Nothing comes close to The Spy Family Bristow. And SpyDaddy is truly one of the hottest characters onscreen (and yeah, I do mean that way, 'cause not old for me -ggg-).

I keep really, really wishing that everyone would just stop with the Rambaldi crap.

Oh, now see, I'm a Rambaldi-aholic. The show is all but flat when that thread's not at least subliminally in the background. It's like JJ & Co. can't do story without. [shakes head sadly]

As soon as I warm up to Will

Actually, I'm a closet Willager. Honest!

Vaughn having been swallowed up by a magic 8-ball

Clifford (The Big Red Ball)!!! And yes, definitely 8-ball-ish imagery there. Heh. But ... Clifford!

Little Red: xf - diana slut - liminallizmylittleredgirl on September 11th, 2005 05:48 pm (UTC)
as long as you don't go all Sarkney on me. Wanting to punch him in the face is acceptable, though I really do love to hate the boy.

It's a deal! He just hasn't done anything cool to make me love to hate him yet. I don't find him particularly attractive, so he just comes off as a whiny-evil instead of a dastardly-evil. I like dastardly evil. :)

Yeah, the ex-boyfriend thing didn't work at all because the chemistry was all wrong. I do tend to really love small relationship arcs with guest stars for main characters, though. :)


I'm sure I'll get into the Rambaldi thing. I just at first thought it was a goofy subplot and was surprised when it became the focus of everything.

What's a Willager?

Oh, it's totally Clifford The Big Red Ball!! I just meant that when he's all swimming at the window with the bubbles it looked JUST like the liquid in the magic 8-ball, and I really wanted a message to pop up being all "reply hazy, try again" :)
Pooh: Sark - badass (by meegzi31)mspooh on September 10th, 2005 10:05 pm (UTC)
Alias is... yeah. *has love/hate 'ship with show*

You have to love Vaughn! Without him, we wouldn't have Syd/Vaughn shippers, Vaughn-hos, or their incredible wanking. The entertainment they provide is way more entertaining than the show itself (x infinity).
Little Red: cupid - claire/alex too cool - meegzi31mylittleredgirl on September 11th, 2005 05:49 pm (UTC)
HEEEE. I am forever amused by shows where the fandom is infinitely more interesting and entertaining than the actual show. FANDOM OF TWO, OMG.
w0lfstarw0lfstar on September 10th, 2005 10:23 pm (UTC)
omg, knitting and TV! *misses Pawtucket House of Couch*

never seen Alias, so no opinion there!
Little Red: knitting! - melyannamylittleredgirl on September 11th, 2005 05:49 pm (UTC)
ME TOOOOOO!! *flailing* I think the main reason I want to go back to Brown is so I can get myself a 1-bedroom in that same apartment building. :)
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רותם שחר (Ro): beauty of loveroothekittykat on September 10th, 2005 11:25 pm (UTC)
If you said "VHS tape", pick a number between 1 and 225. Oh, stop laughing.

I stopped numbering my tapes after 100something. LOL:) so I probably have just as many as you do!
Little Red: sg - fluffier than thou - lyssiemylittleredgirl on September 11th, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC)
I went on a kick and labeled and catalogued them all last summer when I was sick for a week. HEE. So much fun.
(no subject) - roothekittykat on September 17th, 2005 10:03 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on September 11th, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on September 11th, 2005 12:03 am (UTC)
I actually spent a highway trip staring at llamas who were staring at me back.
Little Red: bsg - old-skool CAPES! - liminallizmylittleredgirl on September 11th, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC)
Were they riding in the car with you?

*needs a llama icon*
Vicki: Alias J/I ladydisdainvicki595 on September 11th, 2005 01:36 am (UTC)
Weirdly, I think I might be a total noromo for this series.

You'll get over that when you watch Season 2.

I did *g*
Little Red: xf - diana at your door - liminallizmylittleredgirl on September 11th, 2005 05:52 pm (UTC)
Okay! *waits*
Stef: S/J Squee Moebius - by coloneljackstef94 on September 11th, 2005 02:10 am (UTC)
I'm very tempted to get Alias season 1 on sale.. *ponders*

Episode suggestions:
SGA: Rising 1&2, 38 Minutes (because I just =know= you've watched Before I Sleep, Letters From Pegasus, and The Siege a million times already *g*)
SG1: Jolinar's Memories & The Devil You Know, Entity
Little Red: sga - sw season two! - A.j.mylittleredgirl on September 11th, 2005 05:52 pm (UTC)
I really should see Rising again. CANNOT WAIT FOR DVDS OMG. Oooooh. Old!skool!lantis :)
redbeardredbeard on September 11th, 2005 08:23 am (UTC)
To encho noradannan, yes, Vaught is a weenie. And will continue to be kind of weenie-ish. But he does grow on you.

Rimbaldi, I actually like. It gets more interesting. Less because of what Rimbaldi is about than because of what the pursuit of Rimbaldi does to the various characters.

Spy Daddy and Spy Mommy ROCK! I heart Spy Daddy. Seriously. The shifting relationships between those three are perhaps the best thing about the entire show.

Sloan is SO EVIL. In an almost hot way. It's weird. I heartily encourage you to read the twop recaps.

Will is awesome, and continues to be awesome. I shall comment more on Will once you have watched through season 3.

I'm glad you're getting sucked into Alias. Most important, though, you MUST DANCE during the theme music. The Alias dance is one of the most important elements of the show. I miss the Alias Dance, and cannot wait for the new season to start!
Little Red: ethermylittleredgirl on September 11th, 2005 05:54 pm (UTC)
I watch Science Fiction, so I really should be able to get over the Rambaldi thing in favor of the awesome character development. Yay!


I love Sloan. I want to knoooooow about him more than any other character.

I hated Will so much the first half of the season but have warmed up to him a bit now. :)

YES! I totally dance. :) Is there a specific dance one must do?
(no subject) - redbeard on September 11th, 2005 10:45 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Natalie Von Doom: Smirk Moment - Irina Derevkonatushka on September 11th, 2005 10:16 am (UTC)

Dude its only beginning! ::Lena Love:: and Spyrents is so where teh Lurve is at! *makes face at S/V* Just icky.. SPYRENTS ALL THE WAY!! Vaughn is such a wiener boy, I can't stand him.. really.. I just.. Omg, have you noticed when he frowns the shape of the Honda H is like in his forhead!? Its totally is! Go look, I dare you!

But back to Spyrents, OMG Spydaddy rocks! ::Hearts Jack:: has school girl crush, can't help it, *tries to think of random eps from S1 but its been ages since she's seen it, peaks a look at her DVDs* OOooo The ep with Tarentino in it! Umm "In a Box" something about a box.. it was a two parter.. Loved that ep! SpyDaddy/Spy Daughter teamin up, awesome stuff!

*pushes you toward S2*

OMG COZ SPYMOMMY ROCKS!! And Lena Olin is just the prettiest.. So I would have voted for S2 of Alias.. but it wasn't an option..

Soooo.. Random stuff is good.. or old X-files eps.. well not old.. but in the middle.. BAD BLOOD! *fall over laughing already* ooo or that ep where Scully is drugged.. and she's with the Lone Gunman..

"I can't decide who lights my fire"

*falls over dead*
Natalie Von Doom: Smirk Moment - Irina Derevkonatushka on September 11th, 2005 10:22 am (UTC)
ANd omg, in all my ranting, I forgot about Weiss, and Marshall..

"Cause they're super swank"

*loves them muchly*
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on September 11th, 2005 05:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)