October 13th, 2009

Buffy - red and terrible and red

Best. Case. Ever. (No Spoilers - Promise)

I've officially fallen in love with Castle.  I watched the first season mostly for the Fillion banter and enjoyed the show moderately (sometimes I got bored with the procedural aspect), but tonight's episode pushed me over the edge into fannish-land.  I was literally squeeing at the banter and chemistry between Castle and Beckett throughout the episode.  And I love how Beckett works so hard to pull one over on Castle.  I LOVE THIS SHOW.

Seriously.  Mad Men and Castle are where it's at for me right now. 

Everything else just doesn't hit that level of entertainment for me.  Dollhouse - well, I feel like I keep waiting for it to meet my expectations.  I like the thinky thoughts I have when watching the show, but it's not fun.  I'm not fascinated, not really.  It feels too heavy sometimes, the writing doesn't fly.  I'm not carried away with delight over the characterization, the humor, the storyline, the twists.  It still feels clunky to me.  I'm still waiting for it to click.  For it to click the way Castle clicked tonight.

Also Bones has become tired, also, though last week's episode was fairly good.  But seriously Castle > Bones.

Why?  The writing is so sharp.  The banter, baby.  Oh, the banter!  Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic have the most amazing chemistry on screen.  It's joyful!  I had so much fun watching tonight's episode that I actually have it playing in the background again as I type. 

I can't remember the last time I've been this excited about a show.  Was it just me?  Anyone else feeling the Castle love?

Thought You Should Know

A Break

So I've gotten into this soul searching and self-reflective phase of writing (beta'ing for other talented writers has made me get into navel gazing mode).  I'm also having trouble multitask-writing for "Thought You Should Know" and my seasonal_spuffy entry.  As my posting day looms - November 5 - I'm finding myself a bit stuck, having trouble moving forward with either story because one keeps niggling at the back of my mind while I'm working on the other one.

So, there will be a delay in posting the final chapters of TYSK so I can focus on my seasonal_spuffy entry.  I know, you hear the word "delay" for a WIP and you think "oh god, she's never gonna finish this, is she?"  But a lot of the most important scenes leading up the finish are already complete in rough draft and yes, the story will be finished.  It's too important to me that I'd give up on it.

I just want my seasonal_spuffy entry to be good, so please bear with me while I refocus my attention to that story.

Speaking of seasonal_spuffy (glances up, yeah can you tell that it's on my mind lately?), have you read ladyofthelog 's delightful fic "The Night of St. Vigeous"?  No?  GASP.  Go read it now!  It's wonderful fun, unique style and note perfect Buffy voice.