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TV Thursday – Letter D

Dark Angel (2000-2002)

A group of genetically-enhanced children escape from a lab project. Years later we meet Max, one of the escapees who now works for a messenger service in the post-apocalyptic Pacific Northwest. – IMDb

Source: Dark Angel Wiki.

Source: Dark Angel Wiki.

Defiance (2013-Present)

In the year 2046, it’s a new Earth – with new rules. Over thirty years after various alien races arrived on Earth, the landscape is completely altered, terraformed nearly beyond recognition.- IMDb

Source: Defiance Wiki.

Source: Defiance Wiki.

Dollhouse (2009-2010)

A futuristic laboratory assigns different tasks to its various residents, who then have their memories erased upon the completion of their assignments.

Source: Wikipedia.

Source: Wikipedia.

TV Review: Defiance (Season 2)

I liked the first season of Defiance, but the show wasn’t anywhere near my favorites. It was decent Science Fiction and had good visuals, solid story and several compelling characters, but my heart wasn’t into it so much. Yet, I was curious about the second season and now that it is over, I need the show to be renewed right now. I want the third season right away.

The show really got me in this season. I still miss Kenya a lot, as she was a favorite. As much as I was happy to see “her” again in a couple of episodes this season, it left a sour taste in my mouth. I don’t like when characters who died are brought back to life just for a short while and aren’t even themselves. I find it a cheap plot device. It was well built up in this season and I wonder what happens whether Amanda ever learns the truth about why this other Kenya was made. I still didn’t like this story development.

I was blown away by Stahma in this season. I found the character fascinating in the first season, but now she is my favorite female character (favorite male one is Nolan). I loved to see her fledged so much in these new episodes. We discovered so much ore about her and I can’t wait to see how her story continue to grow in the future.

One that surprised me a lot was Christie. I didn’t care for her in the first season, but she evolved a lot in this second one. I liked how she found her place among the Tarr family and as a person generally speaking. I really hope that the Tarrs and her father can find her back now that she was taken (along with her unborn child) by her mother (it was quite the surprise to see Linda Hamilton portraying her!)

Among the newcomers, the one I really like is Berlin. She got on my nerves a lot at first, but she became more interesting as the season carried on. I wonder what she will do in the net season, which I hope will happen. Her toast in memory of Tommy at the end of the finale made me teary eyed. Tommy will be missed.

Nolan and Irisa still have one of my very favorite relationships in the show. Their father and daughter bond is one of the roots of the story to me. I loved what they did with them in this season as well.

Amanda is still a character I appreciate a lot, and her unexpected development as the madam of the NeedWant turned out to be quite intersting. I liked learning so much about her in this season. I was hoping that she and Nolan might build some kind of long term relationship but it didn’t seem likely to be the case with how things went as the season progressed.

Overall, it was a very satisfying season, even more than the first one. I dearly hope that Defiance gets renewed, especially with all that was left up in the air in the recent finale.

Berlin and Nolan. Source: Defiance Wiki.

Berlin and Nolan.
Source: Defiance Wiki.

Television Catch Up List

While I am delayed in TV catch up, and not just because of the soccer World Cup, I realized that I still have quite a few series to catch up with or to start when they actually air. For some I only have a handful of episodes to watch, for others it is most of a given season or the complete one, in case they’re not back yet! One way or the other, I still have things to watch! And it doesn’t even include older shows or movies I have yet to check. The list below shows what I will be reviewing during this summer, when it comes to television series:

  • Beauty and the Beast (season 2)
  • Believe (season 1)
  • Continuum (season 3)
  • Crisis (season 1)
  • Defiance (season 2)
  • Falling Skies (season 4)
  • Game of Thrones (season 4)
  • The 100 (season 1)
  • The Last Ship (season 1)
Image courtesy of worradmu / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of worradmu / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Upcoming TV Catch Up and Blog Announcement

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In the past week, I have been doing my best to relax because of my burnout and I hope that by early or mid May, I will be back on track. It is really weird not being able to focus on writing projects, but sometimes you have to listen to your body and brain. Okay, when it comes to the brain, you always have to listen to this pretty and creative devil!

In the upcoming couple of weeks, I hope to post a blog announcement which I hope might spark new collaborations down the road. I already have some points jolted down but I need to sit down more to put it in the right words so it makes most sense.

I have fallen on the way side of TV watching, since I have mostly been playing Torchlight II in the last days. I am watching the currently airing shows:

  • Agents of SHIELD
  • Believe
  • Continuum
  • Crisis
  • Game of Thrones
  • Once Upon A Time
  • Star-Crossed
  • The 100
  • The Tomorrow People

I am planning to continue watching all of them, but it is likely that I wait until Crisis, and maybe The 100 seasons are over to get back into them. I find good things in both shows, but I am not as deep into them as the others, so far. The rest, I will continue watching as it airs, except when I fall a bit behind as it is the case this week. Later this year, I also want to watch Angel‘s final season and continue to catch up with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I am also waiting for Beauty and the Beast to return in June, as well as Defiance and Falling Skies, and I’ll try The Last Ship when it starts.

Ever More Writing and TV Watching

While I am not partaking in NaNoWriMo – I tried once a few years ago to no success and original fiction isn’t something I’m really doing those days – I found out about AcWriMo, mostly through Dr. Narelle Lemon’s blog post about it. Since I am working on my book about Women in Science Fiction television, that is the perfect extra motivation to continue my efforts. I already did 2287 words and it is only the very beginning of the month. With how well I am doing, I believe that I will be able to go past my original goal (which was to complete one chapter only). IT is really inspiring to be that productive!

I am still catching up on TV as well, thanks to my new computer station. After finishing Continuum second season, I caught up with another show I had started this summer: Defiance. I wouldn’t say that this is a favorite show of mine, but I think they really developed the universe well over the course of the season – and I still want to try the game out at some point. The visuals are great and I am curious to see how things will unfold in the next season. I also realized that the handful of characters who really kept me invested in the show  are almost all female ones, as the list is the following:

  • Amanda Rosewater
  • Irisa Nyira
  • Joshua Nolan
  • Kenya Rosewater
  • Stahma Tarr

I need to decide  which show I will catch up with next, but right now I decided to make myself suffer while continuing to work on my chapter tonight. I am watching Resident Evil: Retribution. I mean, those movies are certainly not masterpieces and rather horrible, but fun rides. But so far? Holy cow, that’s not even bad at this stage. I don’t know how people could come up with such bad stuff. At least, I’ll be able to say that I’m caught up with the movie franchise, since I never had interest in playing the video games.

To finish on a more positive note, here is my first (and so far only) Hunger Games video. I made it about a year ago, on one of my favorite songs: Senorita by Jean-Patrick Capdevielle, which I had originally vidded twice for Dana Scully from the X-Files (as it is my only case in more than eight years of vidding when I remade a video fully). The Hunger Games one is a Katniss Everdeen tribute.