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Shows I already watch and love:
LOST, The Office, Doctor Who, How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock, Sherlock, Supernatural, Heroes (S1), Community, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Misfits, Arrested Development, Firefly, Glee, Criminal Minds
Shows I'm watching right now:
The Vampire Diaries, Merlin, White Collar, Modern Family
Shows I plan on watching soon:
Chuck, Mad Men, Fringe, Torchwood

Spoilery DH review:

SPOILER ALERT: I LOVED IT.

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robin-sparkles:

  1. Darren Criss deserves to be a series regular because he performed one of Glee’s highest-selling singles ever.
  2. Darren Criss deserves to be a series regular because this show is in serious need of a genuinely good character to help get it back on track.
  3. Darren Criss deserves to be a series regular because he has already given Glee the kick in the ass it needed to keep fans like me from giving up on the show altogether.
  4. Darren Criss deserves to be a series regular because he is incredibly talented, fresh-faced, charismatic, and accessible to fans.
  5. Calling him Harry Potter when you’re trying to belittle him as an actor isn’t clever or cute, it’s stupid.

Couldn’t have put it better if I tried, Robin.

THISSSS.

I don’t really understand how calling him Harry Potter is an insult anyway, sounds more like a compliment to me. BELITTLING FAIL.

Guess what. Jonathan Groff deserves it more, because he’s Jonathan Groff. Suck it.

Blaine is a dick who gives terrible advice and tries to force people out of the closet. Darren Criss’s acting is about as riveting as a wet rag. And the show doesn’t need him to get back on track, considering it has already introduced a bunch of “genuinely good” characters this season, like Sam Evans, Sunshine Corazon, Shannon Beiste, and John fucking Stamos. And can I just add that these four characters are actually interesting and three-dimensional, and not just walking public service announcements.

Are we even watching the same show? Who did Blaine try to force out of the closet? Karofsky basically sexually assaulted Kurt, and when Blaine confronted him about it, he was completely respectful about it. He offered sincere encouragement and support to a character who has consistently been nothing but an asshole, because he saw that he was struggling with who he was and genuinely wanted to help. He’s not spreading it around the school, and he’s not forcing Karofsky to do anything. And what terrible advice did he give to Kurt? To stand up for himself? Courage? I think he was exactly what Kurt needed.

Opinions on acting can be pretty subjective, but I really don’t see how you can say that Darren is a dull performer. He reenergized an entire franchise with less than 10 minutes of screentime. People I know who had never heard of him before in their lives can’t stop talking about him. Obviously I’m not the only one who thinks he’s interesting and exciting to watch. I think he’s done a great job, especially considering that this is his first major TV role and that he’s working with the kind of dodgy writing for which Glee is notorious.

Sunshine? Really?? That character was obviously created so that Charice could have a cameo and was written out after one song, so I really don’t see where you’re going with that. I do like John Stamos in his role, but I (personally) think the show works a lot better when the focus is on the kids rather than the adults. And while I do like Sam a lot as a character… compare the amount of screentime he’s had to the amount of screentime Blaine has, and then look at how much impact they’ve each had on the actual plot of the show.

In case you haven’t noticed, Glee’s writing has been treading heavily in public service announcement territory since day one. They’ve never been subtle about their social/political messages. Remember the Very Special Gay Episode (Acafellas)? The Very Special Disability Episode (Wheels)? The Very Special Eating Disorder Episode (Home)? The Very Special Religion Episode (Grilled Cheesus)? The Very Special Feminism Episode (The Power of Madonna)? The entire Very Special Teen Pregnancy story arc? Do you really thing that Beiste was created for more than a way for the show to discuss and denounce bullying? I do think that Blaine has been written with the purpose of promoting acceptance in mind, but I think once he gets more than one episode under his belt he’ll prove that he’s more than that. And besides, in light of recent events, I really think there are worse things than telling all the gay kids out there that it’s okay to be who they are.

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Anonymous said: There is a legit reason for why Damon enters with smoke/fog.
It's because he is a strong vampire who drinks human blood and can control small animals (ie. the crow) and the weather.

lol I understand how he gets to have smoke/fog, I just don’t get why the effects department decided to make it look like the stage at the beginning of every drag show I’ve ever been to. He’s a vampire, not Mount St. Helens.

shallcallhimsquishy said: I haven't watched any of White Collar, but I like the other USA shows (Royal Pains, Burn Notice). Why do you suggest I watch White Collar?

I’m still in the middle of watching White Collar for the first time, so it’s hard for me to answer this as well as I’d like, but if I had to give you three good reasons:

  1. Matt. Bomer. Not only is he some kind of miracle of genetics with bone structure that looks like it was calibrated according to the Fibonacci sequence or something (beware, you will probably miss entire portions of dialogue because you are too busy staring at him), but he’s also charming as hell. He brings this fantastic Rat Pack meets criminal mastermind vibe to Neal that is just incredibly refreshing in a culture full of formulaic crime dramas with stale and/or nondescript characters.
  2. The show focuses on a totally different kind of crime than what we’re used to watching. It’s all about art and jewelry and stocks and so on, which sounds like it could be completely boring, but is actually—like Neal—refreshing. It’s basically a show about the classier side of crime, which I think is very interesting, but then again that might just be my intense love for a good museum heist talking.
  3. It’s guy love between two guys. No, but really. The dynamic between Neal, the infamous criminal helping out the FBI on work release, and Peter, his partner and the one who chased him for years and put him in jail in the first place, is seriously so much fun to watch. 
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nerdyninjanicole said: What episode of Vampire Diaries are you on? What do you think of it so far?

I only got as far as Friday Night Bites before The Social Network bewitched me, body and soul, (seriously, I want to kiss Aaron Sorkin’s fingers on a hillside while dramatically backlit by a sunrise), so I haven’t made any progress since. As of episode three, though, I’ve really enjoyed it. It’s definitely not a show with a huge amount of substance (at least not yet, although I’ve heard it gets much better), but it’s fun and easily digestible as well as visually lovely, for which I am always a sucker. It’s a little camp and heavy-handed at times—I still don’t understand why all of Damon’s entrances in the pilot had to be accompanied by about five thousand fog machines as if he were David Bowie after a wardrobe change—but that’s how I like my supernatural TV shows.

I do have to say, though, they’re lucky they have Ian Somerhalder. He’s got this insane charisma that makes him pretty much ace in everything he does just by being there, but he is really on the very top of his game as Damon. I think the rest of the cast is solid, but without Damon and without Ian in that role, the show might have been another forgettable Vampires in High School story.

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