Feb. 26th, 2010

very_improbable: Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect (Default)
This is not really a liveblog, because I'm not typing while watching -- Hulu makes that kind of multitasking more difficult -- but Lost on Hulu turns out to work well for not-quite-live-blogging because I have to take WTF breaks anyway.

Wow, this turned out to be sorta long. This is what happens when I'm at home sick and I start thinking about this show:

To the Lighthouse )

(One last ETA: Is there actually any overlap left between people who have this LJ friended and people who are still watching Lost? I've been seeing the occasional Lost posts dotting my flist but I wasn't paying too close attention to who's been talking about the show since I'm always a little behind on watching it.)

uh huh.

Feb. 26th, 2010 10:09 am
very_improbable: Dana Scully (scully)
Showrunner Hart Hanson on Bones:
The two main characters are timeless. Basically, it’s Spock and Captain Kirk, for those of you who are old enough for that. Aubrey and Maturin, for those of you who are older. One is a scientist and thinks very rationally, and the other is an extremely emotional, intuitive person. Little tricks, we swapped the roles, so the guy is the girl and the girl is the guy.

1) Oh! You had a clever idea to make the LADY the RATIONAL one and the DUDE the INTUITIVE one! Congratulations. You've invented THE FUCKING X-FILES.

1a) I mean, it's bad enough that this wacky gender switcheroo was presented as a clever twist in the first place, back when XF first aired, seventeen years ago.

2) ...as the transcriber points out, Spock, Kirk, Aubrey, and Maturin are all men. Even if we are giving a lot of leeway for tongue-in-cheek-ness in his tone (a lot of the talk is a sorta cheeky commentary on how being on network TV in America means not doing a whole lot that runs counter to what the broad audience finds comfortable), there is no reading of this that makes sense.

3) Which brings me to, though, the question that this now inspires: What are all these shows where there's an unpredictable emotional intuitive lady having adventures or solving mysteries or whatever with a hard-headed scientist dude? Besides the last two seasons of XF, in which Doggett and Reyes, I guess, "swapped" the "gender roles" back to intuitive-woman-skeptical-man in contrast with Scully and Mulder.

Anyone? I have been turning this over in my head and I've kind of actually got nothing.

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